Monday, September 27, 2010

woman runs crossing, blames train

yesterday, a woman in taiwan ran thru a railroad crossing while the guard arms were coming down. when she reached the other side, the arms were already down. then she tried to turn back, and was missed , according to the newspaper this morning, by only "two steps".
what she did was stupid (a big problem in taiwan is the urge to gamble with one's life, thinking "it won't happen to me, and if it does, oh well...fate). but what was worse was the newspaper bringing up the idea that the train "might have been going too fast"!
trains have a schedual to keep! whatever time they lose they have to make up somewhere else, otherwise every train behind them will be late, or worse there will be a rear-end collision! should 10,000 people be held up or worse, endangered, for one stupid bitch?
this is another example of the kind of SELFISH, STUPID, BACKWARDS THINKING that permeates taiwan.
mr. train engineer, next time do us all a favor: run over the bitch! consider it a form of passive eugenics- you're stupid, you get run over and don't get to reproduce.
anybody who thinks a train with 300 passengers should wait for her deserves no better.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

why fortune telling is bogus

i see fortune tellers, feng shui arrangers, and date setters all around taiwan. what is the obession with knowing the future, that makes people so lacking in faith that they fear tomorrow to the point that they just have to know?
and anyway, if these street fortune tellers know so much, why are they telling fortunes on the street? why aren't THEY rich?
i get worried sometimes too, anxious about the next day. but i have never beleived in fortune tellers, because i beleive your tomorrow is made by what you do today!
that's right. YOU create your tomorrow by the choices you made today. for example, i know that there will be food in my fridge tomorrow. why? because i went shopping today. there will be cheese, eggs, veggies, meat. so i created what tomorrow will be in that regard (food in my fridge) by going shopping today.
yes, it's possible that the power could cut out and ruin my food, but honestly, 7-11 is just down the street and they sell ice. also, the power probably wouln't be out that long anyway. this ain't a 3rd world country.
i also know that i will have money because i put all my 1 and 5 NTs in my little piggy bank on my desk. i can also survive for weeks at a time because i know survival skills.
finally, i have faith. i beleive God will work out everything for good, even if it's not exactly the way i want it sometimes.
thrift, efficiency, and faith. i don't need a fortune teller.
want to have a bright future? make good choices today and you most likely will. save your money. eat right. exercise. watch both ways before you cross the street. your tomorrow is in YOUR hands. and it's created by what you do today.

"So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your Heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." matthew 6:31-34

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

the "rule" of four (4)

last night on the news was a report about how some people in taiwan wanted their health card numbers changed because the number 4 was part of the code (4 being in chinese culture a homonym for the word "death").
this is another example of how stupid superstition should never be allowed to waste tax payer money and government employee time!especially on something that has no bearing on our lives.
to prove my point.....
just recently, i took a flight on which my seat number was 44. i am also 44 years old. i laughed to myself " oh shit i guess this is the day i die"!
turned out that because i was sitting in 44, i met a really nice dude sitting next to me, and we had the best conversation. in fact, we chatted almost the whole flight!
so 4444 (my age plus my seat number) wasn't unlucky at all! i made a new friend, i didn't die of a heart attack, and we didn't crash either!
anyway, what power do numbers have? or the pronunciation of them have? what if i say 4444 in english instead of chinese? wouldn't it be lucky, since " four four four four" would sound like "fouh fouh fouh fouh" which sounds like "buddha buddha buddha buddha"?
at what point does all this break down into the useless bullshit that it really is?
personally i have no qualms about living on the 4th floor, driving a 4 door car, having 4 fish in my aquarium, or any other useless nonsense.
numbers were all created by God. and everything He makes is good.

* PS: i have no problems with 666 either, because it is the number of a specific person in the Bible. it has no bearing on my daily life.

Monday, September 20, 2010

two excellent books

i highly suggest these two books as they are important texts on the closing of both the eastern and western minds:

1."Can Asians Think?"

2."The Closing of the American Mind"

i ask my readers to please investigate these books before you hurl racist and hateful insults at me and my family. at least consider what these authors are saying. i am against groupthink, both in eastern and western culture. groupthink caused both the nazi and japanese atrocities. i sense the same danger in the new chinese nationalism and american blind patriotism.
please read at least "can asians think". it will enlighten you.

taiwan student nazi group

yes, believe it or not, some taiwanese students worship hitler! and they're calling for "racial purity", expulsion of foriegners, etc.
this group is the logical result of "tai ke-ism"/ green nationalism/ hok-lo chauvenism.and that's why i speak out so strongly against taike. i have heard jewish people say about nazi germany: " they started by calling us big nose, then it gradually got worse from there til they threw us in the gas chambers".
taike's insistence on using the term "high nose" for foriegners, as well as their general propensity for violence against them, isn't that far from what the nazis youth thugs started out doing.
the thing is, besides being racist (these are students so i overlook their misguided zealousness) MOST taiwanese are NOT pure min nan! about 80% of taiwanese, if my numbers are correct, have at least ONE FORMOSAN ABORIGINAL ANCESTOR!
i pray these students eyes will be opened to the propaganda that is blinding them.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

clarifications (for those who can read)

1. my wife is taiwanese, my 2 children are mixed. anybody who thinks i'm a racist can go screw themselves.

2. i speak mandarin fluently, japanese less so. my total time immersed in both cultures equals 30 years. i have loved chinese and japanese culture since i was 7. however, i DO NOT love the weak points and recent tendencies in them,particulary nationalism via control of music and entertainment.

3. i have spent considerable time and energy in the US helping chinese people. i was in fact, made fun of for always being around asians. i have gone to bat for chinese students more times than i can count.

4.though i hate japan for what they did to china, i love the new japan, minus some of it's irrational behavior. my dissapoinment with taiwan is that both japan and taiwan were given the same amount of time after WWII, yet taiwan continues to be stuck in backwards thinking, messiness, and disregard for others.

5. when i complain about taiwan, it's because any fool can see that japan is where they are because they WORK HARDER. simple as that. tired of taiwan's excuses.

6. as a serious schooled musician, i find traditional chinese music theory and japanese music to be of value, and i have spent serious study time in both. however, i find nothing worth spending any study time on in " tai yu ge" or mando-pop. that is not to say that taiyu song is of no value. it has cultural value. but as a form of music, it is lacking in material that would warrant my spending study time on it.

7. despite going abroad for study and having government funding for music, 90% of the music in taiwan still sucks, and that is because both the investors and producers of music at the record companies have no idea about how to create a good album.

8. my beef has been, and always will be, with the ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY, and with uncouth, violent people in taiwan ( for brevity i call them tai ke, though not all tai ke are like that) not with the taiwanese people as a whole.

9. the net is free. if you are really worried about racism on the net, go attack the taiwan nazi youth site that is calling for taiwan racial purity, etc.

10. 90% of what i say comes from the mouths of OTHER TAIWANESE speaking about what they don't like about their own people. also my article on chinese culture and satanism comes directly from chinese pastors who seeing my love for chinese culture warned me that some parts of the culture were not to be touched because they were anti christian and in fact satanic in origin.

11. i am as critical of american culture as i am of taiwan culture. i just don't have a site for that.... yet.

12. if ANYONE ever approaches me or my family in an aggressive manner because of this site, i will defend myself and them BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY including deadly force. this means you! NK,, or whoever you are.