Ko Wen-je


#201

Wrong thread.


#202

[quote=“sofun”]I want to share my family stories regarding Tzu Chi. We used to be a regular donor. Back in the days when my parents were earning meager salaries, someone would come to collect $200 per person from us. According to my mother, the collector was very firm in suggesting that the minimum had to be $200 instead of $100. weird.
One of my uncles used to be a MAJOR donor, back in the days, helping TzuChi built their hospital in the east.[/quote]

Pretty late but here’s a story about Tzu Chi. My dad who works for a newspaper went on this trip with a few colleagues to Tzu Chi to give a speech or something. Well, they showed them around the big temples and everything then…
led the group of newspaper people in front of Master Zheng Yen and told them to kneel.

My dad probably took a detour for the restroom while they attempted to bring him in front of Master Zheng Yen on his second trip there.


#203

Back to Ko. So he sends an order saying that to save power, the most logical way is to adapt to the environment, ie, everyone should wear short sleeves and shorts to work. Then, as a man of his word, sets the example. Behold!


#204

I love this guy


#205

[quote=“Icon”]Back to Ko. So he sends an order saying that to save power, the most logical way is to adapt to the environment, ie, everyone should wear short sleeves and shorts to work. Then, as a man of his word, sets the example. Behold!

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He’s definitely on the right track. The next step is to introduce the idea of windows, and ventilation in general, to Taiwan’s homes and offices. Then we might be able to move on to ceiling fans, construction material that’s appropriate to the climate, etc.

Personally, I’ve always favored safari suits, and places designed like Raffles Hotel, or Hawaiian shirts as can be found on Okinawa as most suitable for tropical climes.

I always stock up on clothes when I go to those places, and Thailand.


#206

environment proofing, hope that idea sweeps across the islands.


#207

[quote=“Charlie Phillips”][quote=“Icon”]Back to Ko. So he sends an order saying that to save power, the most logical way is to adapt to the environment, ie, everyone should wear short sleeves and shorts to work. Then, as a man of his word, sets the example. Behold!

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He’s definitely on the right track. The next step is to introduce the idea of windows, and ventilation in general, to Taiwan’s homes and offices. Then we might be able to move on to ceiling fans, construction material that’s appropriate to the climate, etc.

Personally, I’ve always favored safari suits, and places designed like Raffles Hotel, or Hawaiian shirts as can be found on Okinawa as most suitable for tropical climes.

I always stock up on clothes when I go to those places, and Thailand.[/quote]

Ko is the man. If they do not shoot him/smear him to kingdom come, I’d like to work for him.

Here, here. What I would give for a window!

But heck, it would be hard to reconcile that design and “safety” measures, you know, to avoid another takeover by protestors. We have permanent barbed wire and the advantage of this Borg Cube is that it can be almost locked down when the metal curtains fall. Problem is the invaders can always come in through the garden. Kudos if they can pry open again our century old windows, though.

If we get rid of our asbestos ceiling, will it be cooler? A colleague had the idea of putting that 3M sunscreen plastic cover they put on cars on our windows. Will that help?


#208

Here’s a very interesting interview with Ke.
businesstoday.com.tw/article … 745-116347

Basically it talks about the problem of lying in Taiwanese/Chinese culture. it does veer to generalization of westerners NOT lying, but it is fascinating nevertheless.


#209

i love that he talks and thinks and shares these type stories of his overseas experience and how it’s made him wiser and so on.
to talk about a lying culture and how it affects progress and policies at home, great fun and ballsy of him!


#210

Having just returned from Taiwan, I think we should move to find a way to have air conditioning everywhere. That’s going to take a lot of power and I think nuclear is the way to go.


#211

There is no amount (or lack of amount?) of shorts and t-shirts that could possibly make Taiwan’s environment a comfortable one. I work at home and mostly just hang around in my underwear (a true national hero!), but walking up 3 flights of stairs results in me being soaking wet in sweat regardless of what I wear.


#212

TaiKo no Tatsujin


#213

They’re so cute the little Taiwanese politicians. I enjoy watching them shuffle and posture about, reminds me of that Hobbit scene


#214

Saw that video several times in my FB feed. Poor Ko, must be so frustrating ordering stuff to be done and hitting the wall of chabuduo/incompetence/collusion/corruption/general apathy.


#215

He banged the desk because a KMT city council member said people might suspect that Ko only demoted EasyCard’s CEO Dai Ji-quan (戴季全), and not fired him, because Ko and Dai are having a special sexual relationship. The only reason KMT council members demand for Dai’s removal is because they consider the Hatano Yui card inappropriate.


#216

The porn star YoYo card scandal in Taiwan. The embodiment of hypocrisy and distraction from the real issues


#217

He banged the desk because a KMT city council member said people might suspect that Ko only demoted EasyCard’s CEO Dai Ji-quan (戴季全), and not fired him, because Ko and Dai are having special sexual relationship. The only reason KMT council members demand for Dai’s removal is because they consider the Hatano Yui card inappropriate.[/quote]

Such a comment shows lack of respect and no seriousness regarding their position. I would have preferred Ko to hit them repeatedly in the head like the stupid kids they are -or at least, behave like.

But it is the same, smoke and mirrors, keep things going as usual… don’t shake the boat or rather, gravy train. As usual, KMT blues so red claim to be the paradigm of morals. Yes, yes, look, greens so corrupt, student leaders so immoral and volent and not decent/filial, etc. Just don’t scratch the surface or peel off the façade…


#218

Mayor Ko went to inspect the renovated track and field stadium and fell flat on his face.

When asked how he thought of the new track, he jokingly said it’s pretty bouncy, so he didn’t get hurt at all.

The hilarious images inspired plenty of memes…


#219

I really don’t like this guy. He has such a weak personality and lack of strong presence. I don’t think he’s actually doing anything.


#220

His remarks on HK and Singapore are such embarrassments. Stupid twat. Can’t stand him.