How to Handle Stress: The Secret

Prepare yourself for this beautiful journey I am offering to you.

I know, you need it. I can feel it! You are stressed!

Don’t worry. Here is the secret way to get rid of it.

Are you ready?

Read and digest slowly each sentence, until the end.

Picture yourself near a stream.

Birds are softly chirping in the crisp, cool mountain air.

Nothing can bother you here.

No one knows this secret place.

You are in total seclusion from that place called "the world."

The soothing sound of a gentle waterfall fills the air with a cascade of serenity.

The water is clear.

You can easily make out the face of the person whose head you’re holding under the water.

There now……feeling better?



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Taiwan, China, ECFA and… My Birthday

You may wonder, what could be the link between Taiwan, China, ECFA and my birthday…

Seems strange, as a title… 🙂

Today, it is April 25th, my birthday.

Today, there is a TV debate between the Chairman of the political party in charge – KMT(who is also the President of Taiwan at least if he is not talking to Chinese in which case, his title becomes Mr. Ma) and the Chairwoman of the opposition party – DPP.

A debate about what? About the ECFA between Taiwan and China, economic agreement which will be signed, whatever the opinion of the Taiwanese.

If you look at the news in China, officials from the Chinese government always clearly mentioned that the ECFA is a first step toward unification.

But the Taiwanese government and KMT seem to totally avoid to detail this fact to the Taiwanese people.

We do not need to feel surprised about it. The simple fact Taiwanese officials mention the potential unification in a more or less far future between China and Taiwan is enough for us to understand that obviously the KMT is in favor of such a political move.

Obviously, the big majority of the Taiwanese are against it. So how the KMT may put forward its hidden agenda?

When Taiwan will be totally dependant to the Chinese economy, the game will be over.

And the Taiwanese democracy too.

It seems that the Chinese Communist Party and the KMT are having the same agenda, as illustrated by the Editorial cartoon in Taipei Times (April 22 20190):

The government is so proud of the “new diplomatic policy of Ma”,citing for example Taiwan been an observer in the WHA.

Every normal person understand that it is the case only because the conditional approval from China.

But this year, it is the first time that US had officially showed that Taiwan’s participation in the WHA was fully contingent on approval by Beijing (HERE).

If something is getting wrong, of course China will not renew it.

How many times we could read in the news, Taiwanese officials saying that after the ECFA is signed, Taiwan will be able to sign FTA with other countries.

Who is so naive to believe that?

The ECFA is leading to a common market, concept promoted by the actual vice-president of Taiwan since 2000 as a recent editorial mentioned (HERE):


During an exclusive interview with Mexico’s largest newspaper, the Sun News on Aug. 26, 2008, President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) said that the cross-strait relationship was not a matter of relations between countries, but rather a matter of relations between regions. By making this claim, he diminished Taiwan to a region, which was a clear hint at his preparedness to signing an ECFA


By the way, Google published the Data or Removal Requests made by countries (seems to still be in a beta version) (HERE).

We can observe that all the countries let this information been freely published except China… Surprised?

KMT is siding with China. So does it mean that KMT approves the Chinese system?

Tim Maddog put on his Twitter (HERE) the first polls after the debate which is just now finished:


ETTV (pro-Chinese KMT) asks: Do you support ECFA? Yes: 6,762 (76%); No: 2,080 (24%)

CTiTV (pro-China/Chinese KMT) asks: Who’s winning the debate? Ma: 31,573 (79%); Tsai: 8,490 (21%)

SET (supposedly green): Do you support ECFA? NO: 92,465; Yes: 14,356. SET has the highest number of participants of the three I listed.

ETTV + CTiTV’s survey participants (48,905) = less than half of SET’s (106,821). What does that tell you? .@fvarga

SET has started a new poll after the end of the debate: "Who do you think did a better job?" So far it’s Tsai: 15,983; Ma: 981.


It seems that people are awakening?

Let’s see.




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Police: New Positions Are Available!

Asia is amazing.


When it comes to maintaining law and order, this is one police officer who can sort the men out from the… er, monkeys.

Dressed in a police shirt and riding atop a patrol vehicle in southern Thailand, this pig-tailed macaque has been recruited by police in their mission to improve relations with the community.

But be careful, it could shout on you:

It also looks very serious when it is working:

It seems that it is now the time for a break:

And guess, yes, it drinks too:

Of course, as a policeman, it is not supposed to drink alcohol… Of course… Hum Hum…

Some bad people will say that they are not surprised at all, a lot being already acting as monkeys in the streets…

Is it a new trend?

I will let you know if I see a monkey next time I am going to Seven Eleven in Taiwan…



Sources [1, 2, 3]


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Yes, You Need A Dictionary. My Gift For My Brotherhood

My dear male readers.

Yes, all of us, we need a dictionary to understand our female companion.

I succeeded to get a copy of the most ancient dictionary, which was never published, and written by a very old philosopher more than 1,000 years ago.

I risked my life to give it to you.

For your own profit. It’s OK, don’t thank me 🙂

Because my mission is to help my brothers, here it is:

* Yes = No.

* No = Yes

* Maybe = No

* I’m sorry = You’ll be sorry.

* We need = I want

* It’s your decision = My correct decision should be obvious by now

* Do what you want = You’ll pay for this later

* We need to talk = I need to complain

* Sure go ahead = I don’t want you to

* I’m not upset = Of course I’m upset, you moron

* This kitchen is so inconvenient = I want a new house

* I want new curtains = carpeting, furniture, and wallpaper

* I heard a noise = I noticed you were almost asleep

* Do you love me? = I’m going to ask for something expensive

* How much do you love me? = I did something today you’re going to hate

* I’ll be ready in a minute = Kick off your shoes and find a good game on TV

* You have to learn to communicate = Just agree with me

* Are you listening to me!? = Too late, you’re dead

P.S. My Queen please, don’t read this post



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China: Are Live Being Mutating? Or… Worst…

Recently creatures were found, thought to be extinct or being really new species.

We also all heard about stories concerning animals or human beings with malformations caused for example by pollution (see in ex-USSR after Chernobyl).

So to which category this one is belonging?

Villagers in Suining, Sichuan, have caught two creatures that the People’s Daily has labeled "the Chinese Chupacabra."

According the original post (HERE and relayed HERE):


In this case, the gray colored animal wasn’t attacking goats as the legendary “Chupacabra” (black words are mine), but chickens and it was the fowls’ cries that alerted village Ke Suying to find the mystery predator tearing into his birds. He tried to drive it away with a stick but failed, though later with the help of neighbors caught it in a steel net.

It resembles a large rat or a mutant mix of kangaroo and dog, with large claws. It is about 60 centimeters long, with a 30-centimeter tail. Villagers describe it as "quite fierce" and said it ravenously consumes both meat and vegetables fed to it.


According some Chinese officials of the Forestry Department (but what do they know… ;-)  ) it is a badger.

I had a look on the different kind of badgers (a lot of different species) on Wiki and obviously it is not a badger.

So, what is it?

A kind of Terminator sent by some crazy aliens to kill the poor and sweet Chinese  comrade hens and comrade roosters? 🙂

The pet of the X-Men?

A secret weapon from Taiwan?

People, don’t let your children playing around after the sunset…

More seriously, nobody seems to know what is it.

But I guess a new kind of restaurant will be very hot if more samples are found in China.

Do not they use to say that “if it has 4 legs and it is moving, we can eat it”?



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