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H-bomb North Korea

Trump indeed has lot to say.
But it is all words.
Even he is out of option.

Solution is no where in sight.
But it is clear.
That needs the combining effort of both US and China.

Timely US Secretary of State stated.
A 50 years re-examination of new relation is needed.
It will be competition with shared cooperation.

When seriously sit down, they will.
And there will be new world order.
North Korea timely help to open that page.

China showed signs.
That is to rid of the North K leader.
But the power structure stays.

BRICS is meeting in China.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Face of Modi and Putin tell us a lot.

The bigger picture is.
In long run, BRICS economically will pass G-7.
That is reality.

That is why China-India border situation had fast ending.
War is at best to avoid.
Diplomatic is the way.

Many try to pick on the situation.
Negative voices are plenty.
But BRICS will stay and move on even slowly.

Taiwan is the closest in location.
Yet there is no part to take.
This really ticks the opportunistic Taiwan.

Universiade is done.
All credits decided.
What next is asked.

Follow-up is a must.
But what?
That needs honest consideration.

Athletic transition is voiced.
We do have all the facilities on hand.
It is how to keep them in use.

I for one like to see us connected to the 141 counties.
At least we must in sport or at least in university level.
This Taipei city can do.

Our B ball teams both went beyond expectation.
New generation is up.
Stars need continuity.

What for next year is now.
We have the organization on hand.
It will be the will power of country leaders.

August Taipei

This month we witnessed a historical moment.
That is the end of Republic of China.
People are indifferent to the subject.

Nobody cares.
That is the cold reality.
And it is the sad truth.

Majority of people is too numb to respond.
The new reality is natural independent.
They now call it natural independence by birth.

Many are shock to admit.
It truly is one of the most successful brain wash.
Ex-President Lee started it.

Chen followed suit.
Ma just tolerated the best in silence.
Now we have the final product in hand.

Today it indeed appears natural.
I for one have no way to have a conversation with those youth.
And people do consider me good in argument.

The process was bit by bit and inch by inch.
The basic school textbook made the change first.
Now that is done deal.

Majority and public see it as no right or wrong.
It displayed clearly by both central and city government.
Now we can see.

That is.
Why Japanese youth looked confused when talk about War Crime.
Their textbook erased that too.

Taiwan Independent is alive.
China can squeeze and isolate.
The brain wash was total and done.

Now that is new cultural revolution.
Yes, that is to root out anything China in Taiwan.
It is time to erase language now.

The irony is.
World is hot in studying Chinese.
But Taiwan is making it a foreign language.

Classic Chinese literature is front and central to many.
They stood up and voiced their opinion.
Guess what?

Government puts up a 15 years old as student representative.
The boy boldly demand to cut the percentage on classics.
This reminds me of the HK youth on Times cover at 14.

We did have 12 years old in history to be PM.
But really?
Anyone care to let the 14 years old at home to take charge.

August 15, Taiwan faced the black out.
It didn’t affect the Universiade.
But the near 7 million households did.

The case is not closed.
Government wishes so.
But public will not.

Stand off between China and India was front page.
Clearly no one dared to go to war.
It was all smoke and ended in civilized diplomacy.

The BRICS on 9/4 is vital.
Backdown was proper.
But China definitely will build the road eventually.

But North Korea rocket made the top news.
It was a shocker.
Japan and South Korea both had a fit.

North Korea and US are still playing chicken.
US is all word no action.
They run out of option.

We expect to get some where by 9/9.
North Korea will.
That will be a special day.

It is a drag.
Egg is in the news again.
It is food safety.

Government screw up again.
Two branches are at each other.
Each voiced own correction.

Harvey is a wake up call.
Texas hurts bad.
Trump now is all foolish in climate change.

Universiade is done.
But Taiwan is alive with new awareness.
Sport event will go bigger.

Yes, China will not support any.
Taipei mayor pocketed the full credit.
He was confident and didn’t mind to surface his deep Green root at end.

Ungrateful

That is life.
It is human nature.
And that is how we are.

I am learning it the hard way.
It is with myself aging.
Double faced is the least in happening.

Each one of us has his or her own stories.
I for one see that in the “we, Taiwan”.
Anti-China is alive.

It is vital to current government.
Truth is the least they care.
Blank-faced lie is normal like breathing.

China root is a total no-no.
Mayor displayed fully in his Closing ceremony speech.
He was “we Taiwan” more than Taipei.

The intention is clear.
He will run the Presidential in 2020.
And 2018 mayor run is set in his mind.

Subconsciously he expressed.
He is “Taiwan” already.
The ruling part is angry but can only watch.

He did thank former mayor.
That is for getting Unversiade.
And the “Ex” indeed is bitter for not getting the credit.

But the worst is the President.
Yes, she is shameless.
It is her stepping in to celebrate and glorify.

That is the heroes parade.
By the way, public didn’t realize.
It is her birthday.

I do feel sorry for athletes.
It is kidnapping.
And it is sad being used and not told.

Those medal moments will long live in our heart.
May be that will be short lived soon.
But they were real and glorious.

Many Olympics greats had same fate.
So did Oscar winners.
People sadly can be ungrateful and forgetting fast and easy.

I always thought I am part of Taipei B ball world.
But that didn’t get me Jones Cup ticket this year.
Yes, I offered to pay in full too.

I knew my experience and ideas was useful to Universiade.
But reality is “who care”.
New generation is realistically ungrateful.

I finally get this and stepped back this time.
Reality did help me to grow even at age 73.
I am grateful of that.

That also help me to see.
That is how others bitter on their ungrateful moments.
What a sight I must say.

Practical we must.
That is to survive.
Next step is anything and everything.

Taipei loves you.
That was the theme of Closing ceremony.
But we didn’t see that.

We ended up seeing this.
Vice President spoke.
He was all “self glorification” and “Taiwan”.

The irony is.
If he could show up and spoke, why not the President.
Effect turned out negative.

It is Taipei.
And the ceremony was not.
That is how the city love the athletes.

The identity was absent.
We missed the punch line.
Taipei needed a face.

And performers didn’t do that either.
Being loud and “Taiwan only” got no appreciation.
Still, we the people are grateful.

Sport spirit did happen.
And we saw it and really grateful.
And athletes’ hard work paid off.

Taipei Blue

It is mid-age crisis.
China is already too old if over 30.
That is soft comparing my younger US days.

Job market said then.
Company wants potential.
It was 25 or under.

China now says.
You are all good on record.
But it is old if 35 and more.

The fear is real.
They are afraid mid-aged to slow all down.
Their goal is to catch US and more.

Taiwan youth sees no future.
Mid-aged block all positions.
But Universiade let them see hope and potential.

But sadly direction and focus are not clear.
Politics is in the way.
That is the ghost of independent nationalism.

The President and her government indicated.
They are anxious in waiting.
That is to make it a reality.

Some warned.
Without blessing from China, the event wouldn’t happen.
They are the one calling shot today.

You can look back.
China near didn’t come.
World is not in full strength here either.

And we don’t seems to be able.
That is to repeat this.
Strait relation is the key.

We must think hard again.
It is urgent and must.
That is to re-built Strait relation.

We don’t need to kiss any asses.
Honesty to the root will do.
Rest will be positive honourable competition.

That we can do and must.
We need to look back.
There were things we did badly.

Tennis had the court like hell.
It was “pan-fry” to all.
But player shines in spirit and endurance.

Badminton was a bright spot.
The queen was all professional.
She is glad of her decision to say home to play.

Rivalry in tennis revealed truth.
Federation was short on fairness.
Rule matters.

World is not at peace.
North Korea rattled the world.
Japan and South Korea could only react.

Trump went low.
He is on receiving end.
War is out and peace is the choice.

Harvey made the Texas miserable.
30 death and 6.8 million affected.
That is a “climate change” warning to Trump.

India and China break the stand off.
Both ready to move into BRIC meet.
Diplomatic skill displayed.

September means back to school.
Taiwan is cursed with Literature teaching.
Taiwan independence and erase-anything-China is front and center.

I am watching all.
There is nothing I can do.
Wish them best of luck then.

The day after

Taipei is safe.
Terrorist didn’t show up.
What a relief.

Holes were there.
Why it didn’t happen?
Stories are plenty behind the scene.

North Korea helped.
It was US and China.
They would not allow any incident.

Universiade Taipei is done.
That was our month of August.
Taipei steps in new time zone.

September is back to school.
Fall is showing its colour.
Temperature turns cool.

The Closing was a let-down.
Visitors were all Taipei.
But local was Taiwan.

It is disappointing.
They visited Taipei.
We didn’t help.

That is to create reasons.
The incentive will help.
That is for them to stay longer to see Taiwan.

Cities and counties, none came to Taipei.
There was no trying.
All were thinking of a free ride.

And there was the a Closing.
It was Taiwan alright but all aboriginal.
There was nothing Taipei.

Politics came in fast.
Youth showed new hope and new life.
But old politics stinks.

The Universiade was glorious.
Suddenly our public realize.
We are capable to do world event.

We placed third with 26 gold and all in 90 metals.
We had plenty youth and energy.
The shine blinds all eyes.

People did sit back and enjoy the closing ceremony.
Parade followed.
Wonder will long live in our memory.

Two things is for sure.
Sport spirit is alive and shining.
Parliament passed sport new legislation to show that.

And we better not take it for grant.
But we did and are.
All want a piece of benefit.

The Vice President was odd to appear.
Yes, he was make-up for near silent President as Opening.
Taiwan independent was all over.

The speech didn’t help.
It was a bad example in self glorification.
None belonged here.

And mayor made it worse.
We see him confident.
2018 is in the bag.

And he is aiming at 2020 too.
He didn’t say much of Taipei.
But he really named Taiwan plenty.

Sounded as if he is Taiwan.
He has no need of China now.
That is not in immediate future.

Deep Green surfaced.
Politics is back.
Divided Taiwan returns.

After all, election will be on.
Deep green is his base.
He fooled China.