Jul 15, 2006

the crisis of Taiwan's Demokra and identity

the crisis of Taiwan's Demokra and identity
民主政治和台灣認同的道德危機


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"發起人
吳乃德 中央研究院社會學研究所研究員
紀萬生 美麗島受難者
張富忠 美麗島受難者
范雲 國立台灣大學社會學系助理教授
吳介民 國立清華大學社會學研究所副教授
黃長玲 國立台灣大學政治學系副教授
吳叡人 中央研究院台灣史研究所助研究員
李丁讚 國立清華大學社會學研究所教授
林國明 國立台灣大學社會系副教授
徐斯儉 中央研究院政治所籌備處助研究員
陳明祺 國立清華大學社會學研究所助理教授
郭宏治 專欄作家
陶儀芬 國立台灣大學政治學系助理教授
黃洛斐 社會運動工作者
簡錫堦 台灣促進和平基金會執行長"

Jul 12, 2006

07122006

只要主權獨立
不要貪瀆舞弊
(這十二個字是我自己想出來的)

我每天只要有空
就會看2100全民開講
一個被大多數人認為是"偏藍"的節目

不過
很有趣的是
我最喜歡的節目來賓是"偏綠"的楊憲宏和張緒中
如果硬要貼個顏色的話
我不想要"藍色"
也不想要"綠色"
我要"紫色"
很可惜
泛紫聯盟好像倒了是吧?!
唉...
panda

how cute ...

Jul 11, 2006

pic(s) taken for my new passport 07092006




they say i look like my mom. do i?

mom and dad

and i have that innocent look, right?
that doesn't necessarily mean i'm innocent. :)

toeic certificate 05282006 - 970



Listening: 495/495
Reading: 475/495
Total: 970/990
Test Date: 05/28/2006

Jul 9, 2006

book(s) recommended - how to meet and work with spirit guides

book(s) recommended - how to meet and work with spirit guides

Chinese edition

English edition


『我們翻閱任何一本英漢辭典,可以查出「psychology」這個字源自psycho,是「靈魂、精神、心理」的字首,所以「psychology」原本研究的領域極大,而且英文psychics(心靈研究)的「口語」詞就是psychology(心理學),由此可知上個世紀之前的心理學研究領域才是正確的,本世紀以來將其侷限於人的心理、認知、行為等等唯物領域是極為不智的。』

『…不過近年西方心靈學研究又有復興的跡象,加上西方學界對東方宗教思想的熱中,我認為不久之後靈學又會成為顯學。』

-指導靈,我的朋友˙我的影子,第5頁

emotions behind statistics

『記得當年在美國,教授遊說我應繼續留在美國發展,但我告訴他,「經濟學是社會科學,若對研究主題有特殊情感,會讓我有更多的動力與樂趣,只可惜到目前為止,美國失業率的上升,對我而言,仍只是一個數字,慚愧的是,甚至內心包含了發現一個可研究題目的竊喜,但如果失業率上升的是台灣,我會想到我的朋友可能亦在其中,因此我傾向留在一個數據對我有情感上意義的地方。」經濟數據畢竟不只是一個數字,它的背後緊緊扣住民眾的生活,最為國家元首,您可以不懂財經專業,但您不能對數字背後的意義沒有情感,更不能對數字依社會地位做選擇性的關懷,尤其是一個從社會底層出身的陳總統。』- 經濟數據背後的情感,李紀珠,天下雜誌,第350期,第37頁

Jul 4, 2006

(unfinished poem) Monica

Monica
drinks Mocha
listens to Salsa
has been to America
dreams of traveling in Africa
at times sleeps on a sofa
has never taken a sip of vodka
is surprised that she can write a stanza
..................................................

will try to finish it later.
gonna make it like this:
1 word
2 words
3 words
4 words
5 words
6 words
7 words
..........etc
till i think it's the end of the poem.

summer fun

(originally from an email message)

Hi, all,

Rhonda in Kansas sent me this, and I've filled in my answers. Now, following her directions, I'm forwarding it to all of you, including Rhonda. Looking forward to receiving your answers as well.
................................
Place an X by all the things you've done, or remove the X from the ones you have not, and send it to all of your friends (including me).
This is for your entire life!
(x) Smoked a cigarette
( ) Drank so much you threw up
(ALWAYS HAD THEM BACK, OR NEVER HAD ANY FEELINGS FOR THEM!) Had feelings for someone who didn't have them back
( ) Been arrested
(x) Gone on a blind date or,been on dates you wish you were blind.
(x) Skipped school/ hell yes
( ) Watched someone die
(x) Been to Canada
( ) Been to Florida
( ) Been to Mexico
(X) Been on a plane
(x) Been lost
( ) Been on the opposite side of the country
(x) Gone to Washington, DC
( ) Swam in the ocean
(x) Felt like dying
(x) Cried yourself to sleep
( ) Played cops and robbers
( ) Recently colored with crayons
(x) Sang karaoke
(x) Paid for a meal with only coins -
(x) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't?
(x) Made prank phone calls
(x) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
(x) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
(x) Danced in the rain
( ) Written a letter to Santa Claus
( ) Been kissed under the mistletoe
(ONE DAY IN THE FUTURE, HOPEFULLY...,AND MUST BE A NIGHT OWL LIKE ME ) Watched the sun rise with someone you care about?
(x) Blown bubbles
(x) Made a bonfire on the beach
( ) Crashed a party
(x) Gone roller-skating
( ) Ice-skating...
1. Any nicknames? --> Monica, my English name, FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T PRONOUCE MY NAME WITH CORRECT TONES AND PRONUNCIATION!
2. Mother's name? --> Yu (4th tone)-Mei (3rd tone)
3. What is your favorite drink? - Mocha, SOUNDS LIKE MY ENGLISH NAME, DOESN'T IT?
4. Tattoo? --> yes, one, A "SUN" ON MY LOWER BACK! HAD IT ABOUT FOUR YEARS AGO 5. Body piercing? --> no
6. How much do you love yourself- have never thought about that
7. Birthplace: Tou (2nd tone)-Fen (4th tone) Township, Miao (2nd tone)-Li (4th tone) County, Taiwan
8. Favorite vacation spot? -> anywhere, everywhere in NYC, just rambling around as if a resident there. THINK I LIVED THERE IN MY PAST LIFE...
9. Ever been to Africa? -->no
10. Ever eaten cookies for dinner? --> yes
12. Ever steal any traffic signs? --> no
13. Ever been in a car accident? --> yes, once
15. 2 Door or 4 Door? --> scooter
16. Salad dressing? --> no
17. Favorite pie? --> no
18. Favorite number? --> 2
19. Favorite movie? --> American Dream, Shall We Dance?, Kingdom Come, Soul Food, Girl Interruped, Frida, One True Thing, etc.
20. Favorite holiday? --> Chinese New Year
21. Favorite dessert? --> Anything with chocolate
22. Favorite food? --> CHOCOLATE!
23. Favorite day of the week? --> Saturday
24. Favorite brand of body soap? --> no
25. Favorite tooth paste? --> changing all the time
26. What time is it now? --> 12:22 p.m. (GMT+8, Taiwan time)
27. Favorite smell? ---> no
28. What do you do to relax? --> listening to music, hanging out with Wa-Wa (my pet dog)
29. Do you have a message to your friends reading this? ---> Still alive? LoL!
30. How do you see yourself in 10 years? --> I'll let you know in 10 years.
31. What do you do when you are bored? --> bored? seldom.
32. Furthest place you will send this message? --> around the world, around the globe
33. Who will respond the fastest? ---> don't know
34. Least likely to respond? --> well, it's all up to the readers

Jul 3, 2006

Re: Childhood mem'ries survey...



Re: Childhood mem'ries survey...
1.Are you a child of the 70’s 80’s or90’s?-- the '70s, 1979
2. Where were you born?-- Tou-Fen Township(頭份鎮), Miao-Li County (苗栗縣), Taiwan
3. If you were born in another country how oldwere you when you came here?--
5. Did you enjoy your childhood?-- partly yes, partly no
6. When you were a kid what did you want to bewhen you grew up?-- myself
7. What was your favorite toy when you werelittle?-- piano
8. Name the first memorable vacation you took asa kid.-- a trip to Hualian with my grandpa (he's still alive), older brother and older sister
9. What was your first best friend’s name?--
10. Are they still your best friend?--
11. How did you meet your best friend?--
12. Can you name the pre-school you attended?- Xin-Xin (欣欣) Kindergarten
13. Who was your first crush?--
14. Were you a shy quiet kid or a very wild androwdy kid?-- extremely shy quiet, but when i hung/hang out with guys, i was/am totally a different person
15. When you were little what did you do for fun?-- playing the piano alone or playing basketball with boys/men
16. Were you closer to your Mom or Dad as a kid?-- neither
17. what question is missing--
18. What was the first record, tape or CD youremember buying?-- Xiao-Hu-Dui (小虎隊)
19. What did you do when you were bored?-- playing the piano alone or playing basketball with boys/men
20. How old to have kids?--
21. Were you scared of anything?-- animals being killed
22. What was your favorite class in school?-- music & physical education
23. Did you buy school lunch or bring your own?-- bought school lunch
24. Broken any bones?-- no
25. Were you a meanie head or miss priss?--
26. Favorite board game of all time?--
27. Did you play house or pretend to be a superhero?-- neither
28. Random memory from when you were a kid.--
29. Seriously…..are you still just a kid at heart?-- sometimes