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On this day:  February 28th

 

On February 28, while we mourn the loss of the freedom fighters, we are also facing the ignorance of those who ignore the history.  How many lives have to be sacrificed for the slaughterer to consider it a massacre?  How many people have to be murdered for the murderer to consider it a tragedy?  Human lives are sacred and precious, be it one or a hundred.  Is it not a big deal if there were only 500 people killed?  Recently, Former premier Hau Pei-tsun (郝柏村) argued over the number of deceased freedom fighter in the 228 massacre (http://homepage.usask.ca/~llr130/taiwanlibrary/kerr/kerr.pdf) and stated that the history textbook painted an incorrect picture.  Let’s not argue if his statement was ever close to accurate (According to NY Times, the number of people massacred in the 228 event is roughly 10,000, which is twenty-fold greater than Hau’s   http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F00E10FA3F5A147B93CBAB1788D85F438485F9 ).  I have to ask Hau.  Is it okay to kill you since your life counts only as one?  Is it justifiable to kill 500 people since they counted as a minority?  What were you trying to educate your next generation when your focus was on the number rather than on the cause?  Is killing okay if it is only targeted to a minority group? 

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Over the years, my blog readership has grown steadily.  I do not expect that there will be too many people reading my blog as it is neither interesting nor exciting.  In addition, I have kind of derailed from where I started.  I write more about my view rather than grammar explanation which might not satisfy some of my readers’ need.  Anyway, I am glad that you guys are still with me.  If there is something that you would like me to write about or something that you would like me to write more about, you can always leave me a message.  Though I limit who can leave comments on my blog article, I do not restrict who can leave messages to me.  As long as you are courteous and have a good intention and inasmuch as it is within my ability, your question will be answered.

 

As the number of my subscribers gets closer to 100, I am getting a little bit curious as to who will be the number 100 subscriber.  Maybe I should give that person some incentive to be the number 100 suscriber.  However, I can’t always tell the sequence of when someone becomes a subscriber since I don’t access my blog every day.  What’s more, sometimes, there is more than one subscriber in a day. 

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Pales by comparison (with something)

Pales in comparison (with something)

 

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Two days ago I found an email sitting in my inbox from a friend.  The email was to inform me of the 2nd NTU Literary Translation Contest.  For the 1st NTU Literary Translation Contest of which a reader of my blog informed me, I did try to translate three Chinese poems but I didn’t enter the contest.  As one I translated before knowing that there was a contest going on, and the other two I didn’t take the trouble of mailing the application.  In this technologically advanced era, making a trip to the post office and physically mailing out an application sounds so outdated and burdensome.  I know.  I am just too lazy.  I need to get up more and do more things.  It is just so easy to send anything electronically these days.  So many things could be done online.  You don't even have to leave your desk.  Even for the once a year obligation of tax returns filing, you can e-file for that.  By the way, I did post my poem translations after the contest was over just to make sure that I didn’t get in the way of others coming up with their own translation, except for the one posted earlier before I became aware of the contest.  Just in case you didn’t get a chance to read them, this is the link. 

http://elisaenglish.pixnet.net/blog/post/38492550

http://elisaenglish.pixnet.net/blog/post/38492376

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The cost of outsourcing

 

I will provide a more indepth analysis later on what my company and I learn about outsourcing.  Right now, I will just tell you at a high level of how we feel.  

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I finally got some time to work on this chapter. If you are interested in reading the previous chapters, this is the link. http://elisaenglish.pixnet.net/blog/post/33846179

A Fictional Story A Glimpse of the Past (Continued)

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I finally got some time to work on this chapter.   If you are interested in reading the previous chapters, this is the link.  http://elisaenglish.pixnet.net/blog/post/33846179  

A Fictional Story A Glimpse of the Past (Continued)

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Minority

 

We seem to be the minority wherever we go. Our kids are the only two kids in their school with heritage tracing back to Taiwan. There are about 1,342 Taiwanese (0.5% of all Asian population in Minnesota compared to Chinese which is 11.4%) in Minnesota according to 2010 Census. We also fall in the minority group for voting a Republican presidential candidate compared to the majority of the Minnesotans since Minnesota has the longest streak, out of all states, of voting a Democrat in the presidential elections.

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