Dreams of Life
A story about dreams and life.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Sunday, November 12, 2006
KMT = Corruption
Who believes that KMT is really anti-corruption? KMT itself is a symbol of corruption!!! Look at how Kuomintang chairman, Taipei mayor, Ma Ying-Jeou (馬英九) steals money from the government. How can such a shameless jerk criticize others? I hope he will go to jail soon!!!
Ma to be questioned about fund
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
May you peace, my dear brother.
My eldest brother, Adam, passed away in California on Tuesday, 17 October. It's a big shock to my family. My parents and some relatives came to California from Taiwan immediately. Everyone's heart was broken. The memorial service and burial were held in Rose Hills on Saturday, 21 October.
We know the Lord is taking good care of him now. He doesn't need to take dialysis anymore. May you peace, my dear brother. We'll be together again someday.
Friday, September 29, 2006
Taiwan's new constitution!
President Chen recently talked about making a new and suitable constitution for Taiwan. I sincerely hope this is not his electional language again. I've been waiting for a brand new and appropriate one for all my life! Withouth a healthy constitution, how can Taiwan be like a normal country?
Yes, let's make the new constitution!
Thursday, June 29, 2006
[Poem] Pain of love
Deadly night gives a quiescent nocturn,
Inciting the fear of loneliness from every lover's heart;
Mild wind creeps into the curtains,
Searching like a novice for an evanescent guard.
The immeasurable distance elongates our spaces of solitude,
Dwindling the mirth of our old days;
The passing of time keeps the obstacle in the same magnitude,
Aggrandizing the doubts and dismay.
The nebulous sky shadows your semblance,
Your beauty and the soul of your life;
Nonchalance leaves our love to remembrance,
Lachrymose world and the darkness of light.
How can I survive for the following years,
if not living in your love but in tears?
Boston, Thursday 29 June 2006
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Why can't Taiwan be a member of WHO?
Simply because of China's insane attack, WHO rejects Taiwan observer bid for tenth time. China is definitely a powerful member, so no one dares to denounce its lies and fabricated information about SARS and other epidemic diseases. Chinese communist government does not care about the health of its own people, nor the life of other people in the world. What is exactly the reason that the wolrd has to listen to China's bullshit?
Taiwan has been working hard on disease prevention, even though Taiwan is not a member of WHO. Without Taiwan's effort, most diseases would have resulted in unexpected disasters to the world. But see how Taiwan is treated by WHO. Even Taiwanese news reporters are rejected by WHA. Taiwan is working for global good health, but the world is punishing Taiwan. What the hell is the world doing?
Is WHO really an organization caring about the health issue? I doubt.
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Support Taiwan! Support Democracy!
I just read the article "Support Taiwan's Democracy" on "It's Not Democracy, It's A Cospiracy!" about signing a letter by Jerome Keating to protest Taiwan's unequal treatment by the United States. Click here to fill the form. I think that signing such a letter is not only to support Taiwan's democracy but also to defense the world's democracy. Otherwise the world will soon be led by the communist China and the dictator Hu Jintao.
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Is the Pope a sex expert?
Vatican seems to be very interested in sex issues. But their statements about sex are usually ridiculous. If they do believe that the use of condoms can provide safe-sex, then, before they make such a statement (see the following article), they should apologize for their discouragement of the use of condoms before. Otherwise they are just behaving arrograntly to those issues about which they know nothing (bishops are not allowed to have sex, if my information is correct.)
What do they really know? How can they judge whether using condoms is right or wrong, or same-sex marriage is moral or immoral? Their ideas are hundred years behind the modern world. Who really cares about what the nonsense those old men say?
The Pope considers a life-saving new policy
Apr 26th 2006
Pope Benedict XVI has asked a team of experts to prepare a statement on
the use of condoms by married people who carry infectious viruses such
as HIV. Even the most cautious discussion of this subject marks a
encouraging change in approach by the Vatican, which has long opposed
the use of condoms under any circumstances. The review coincides with
the 25th anniversary of the discovery of AIDS and a record of dismal
failure in stopping its spread.
THEOLOGIANS used to ponder how many angels might fit onto the head of a
pin. Now experts in the Vatican are to consider something more
practical, though perhaps just as difficult for non-Catholics to
understand. The head of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Health and
Pastoral Care confirmed in an interview with an Italian newspaper, La
Repubblica, that the council had been asked by Pope Benedict XVI to
study whether those infected with HIV (and other grave infectious
diseases) should use condoms. Although the Catholic church opposes
contraception, some liberal cardinals now argue that the fight against
sexually transmitted illness—notably AIDS—is so pressing that the use
of condoms, in some circumstances, should not be condemned. It might be
justified, for example, if the intention were not to prevent conception
but to stop the spread of a virus from husband to wife.
It is now a quarter of a century since scientists identified a
mysterious disease that killed people by destroying their immune
systems. In the years since it has become clear how one might
discourage the transmission of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Nobody
claims this is easy to do, but it is known to spread mainly through
unprotected sex. Consequently an “ABC” of combined approaches is
thought to help: abstinence (or at least postponing the age of one's
first sexual experiences); being faithful to one’s partner; and condom
It may be that Pope Benedict is now willing to shift, if only for
couples, the church’s opposition to the third part of this mantra. This
matters, especially in Africa, Latin America and Asia, where AIDS is
increasingly prevalent and the views of the Pope are held in high
regard. Last week a retired Archbishop from Milan, Cardinal Carlo Maria
Martini, suggested that married couples where one partner has HIV might
use condoms against infection. Although this contradicts the idea that
contraception is against God’s will and natural law, this is, he
suggests, “a lesser evil” than passing on the virus. “This person has
an obligation to protect the other partner and the other partner also
has to protect themselves”, he says. It may be that Cardinal Martini,
along with a small minority of like-minded cardinals, is testing the
waters to see the reaction of more conservative church leaders.
Something new certainly needs to be tried. The death toll from AIDS is
appallingly high. Some 25m people have probably died of it; another 40m
may be infected with HIV, mostly in Africa. In countries like Botswana,
Swaziland and Zimbabwe, in southern Africa, roughly a third of adults
are infected. Life expectancy for many Africans is now well under 40
years. And though drugs exist to treat the symptoms of AIDS, and there
is hopeful talk of a vaccine being created one day, the disease will
not be beaten unless transmission is reduced.
A change in policy by the Vatican, where the Pope has been installed
for only a year, could be influential. It is not only the church that
has discouraged the use of condoms. The American government, one of the
largest donors to anti-AIDS campaigns in the developing world, has
proved increasingly unwilling in the past few years to fund programmes
that promote condoms. Some African presidents are also sceptical about
their use. And too many ordinary Africans, often suspecting that
outsiders want to prevent them from having children, are suspicious
about the use of condoms. If the Pope were to shift the Vatican’s
position that, perhaps, might encourage a change in attitude elsewhere,
Let's talk about sex
Whether that would translate into lives saved is harder to say. There
are many messy reasons why safer-sex campaigns have failed to do more
to halt the spread of AIDS. Sex in many countries is a taboo subject
and not easily discussed. Women are typically victims and too often
lack the power to control how it takes place. Some poorly-educated
Africans (and others) still do not understand what AIDS is and how it
is passed on. Yet others have been subjected to so many years of dire
warnings about the disease that they have grown fatalistic, each
assuming he is already infected and thus has nothing to gain by taking
precautions. Still others are naturally suspicious when foreigners or
their governments deign to give instruction on the most personal of
topics. And in many places elders consider it shameful for the young to
carry condoms, especially for young women, as this may indicate a
promiscuous sex life.
But, at the least, the Pope’s review may encourage wider discussion of
how best to tackle AIDS while raising awareness of it among potential
victims. In rich countries he might help counter an increasing
weariness with the topic. And in the field, for example in the remotest
corners of Congo or Mozambique or Angola, Catholic missionaries may
find it easier to give more comprehensive help to those who must live
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 K219
My current feeling is like Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 K219: nervously waiting for an uncertainty in the future. With patience and hard working, then hopefully the sunshine will illumine my heart again very soon.
Saturday, April 22, 2006
Why does love contain pain?
I thought love always makes people happy, but now I know it sometimes also delivers pain. There must be something wrong with that kind of love. Otherwise, a love should never hurt one's heart.
Friday, April 21, 2006
The should-list to discuss with Mr Hu
Who still believes that the Chinese communist government can understand the definition of "human right" or "democracy"? Millions of Chinese were killed for just a single desire of democracy. Why does the world still believe in China's lies?
Apr 20th 2006
From The Economist print edition
America should not hesitate to press China over human rights
IT'S easy to be mesmerised by China: the double-digit growth, the ambitious space programme, the shining new cities along its teeming shore, the prospect of selling to the largest and one day perhaps the richest market on earth. And it is equally natural, too, to try everything from flattery to threats in the hope of enlisting its leaders as partners in the struggles with terrorism, nuclear proliferation, people-smuggling, carbon emissions and spiralling macroeconomic imbalances. Both these temptations will have been much in the minds of America's policymakers this week, as they welcomed China's president, Hu Jintao, to Washington, DC. But there is a danger here. The wish-list of things America wants China to do for America's sake has become so long that the “should-list” of things America should ask China to do for the sake of the Chinese people no longer gets serious attention at all.
The should-list has only one big item: China should abide by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, much of which is echoed in its own constitution. At present it doesn't. It is true that in many ways, life in China has become freer: the state interferes far less in people's personal and economic lives than it used to. Speech and the press are less controlled than they once were. Yet China remains a deeply authoritarian state, brooking no possibility of organised opposition to the Communist Party. Media control, having relaxed over many years, is now tightening under Mr Hu. Experiments with allowing a free vote (for individuals, not for opposition parties) in local elections have remained just that. The judicial system is a travesty, with alleged wrongdoers sometimes held for months or years without charge. Less than half of one per cent of convictions are overturned on appeal. Beatings in custody with sticks and electric batons remain widespread, according to the UN. Human-rights groups say at least 50 people are still in prison because of their involvement in the peaceful Tiananmen demonstrations of 17 years ago. In 2004 an official said some 10,000 people are executed in China each year. And, of course, in China's recent acquisitions, Tibet and Xinjiang, repression is far worse than in the Han areas. All this is as much part of China today as are the nightclubs of Shanghai's Bund.
It is sometimes argued that there is little America can nowadays do to promote human rights in China. After all, in 2000 it surrendered the single most effective lever it had when it ended the requirement for an annual review of China's most-favoured-nation trading status, a regular occasion for scrutiny and pressure. A year later, another lever was lost when Beijing's bid to host the 2008 Olympic Games succeeded. On top of this, many would add, its own abuses at Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib have robbed America of whatever moral authority it once had to lecture others on human rights.
Both arguments are misplaced. America still has a hold of sorts over China. Mr Hu craves respectability: he wants very much for a rising China to be treated as an equal, respected member of the world community. The West can make it clear that, for all its friendly intentions towards China, full acceptance will not come until China takes human rights seriously. As for Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib, these were indeed dreadful unAmerican aberrations for which America should make amends. But they are mistakes that would hurt human rights twice over if they deterred the United States from continuing to speak up for freedom and dignity in every country—however potentially powerful or lucrative it might be.
Thursday, April 20, 2006
What will you do if you're into an unspeakable love? Keep it, or let it go?
What will you do if you're under an unspeakable situation of an unspeakable love? Accept it, or ignore it?
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Time and waiting
Joy comes very fast but stays short. Next time we can meet each other again will be in fall. The time seems never to run in the appropriate speed. Am I waiting for the time, or the time is waiting for me?
The temporary goodbye will last for two seasons. How can you bear that?
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Boston does not have a real spring, in my opinion. At least this is not the spring which I've known from my country.