Attention: Nelson W. Hu (Primetime Editor)
First of all, let me say thank you to The China Post for being the only English newspaper that day to acknowledge our Canada Day with a well written story in last Friday’s Primetime section. However (grateful I may be), in doing so, I believe you’ve inadvertently opened a can of worms for a silent majority. So lets go fishing, eh?
First of all let me state that I have lived here in Taiwan happily for the past 11 years. In fact, it was 10 years ago last month that I married a wonderful Chinese lady, and currently we have too wonderful children that attend an international school here in Taiwan. (真的很感謝你們臺灣人的社會). I really think you have a wonderful society here. I wish I could say the same about another society.
June 30th’s article quotes one of the Canadian musicians involved with the music bash: [color=red]"…Cook adds, ‘The only misconception I hear about Canada is that it’s a rich country, when really, almost everyone I know there is broke.’.[/color]…". I think there are 100’s (1000’s ?) of us Canadians here in Taipei alone that could have made that statement; especially if you grew up in a blue-collar neighbourhood. So, I thought it rather ironic that the C.S.'s application form still haughtily questions us, our “position”, (i.e. no! not, not at work!).
The article also gives us some insight into the overall productiveness of the C.S. over the years: [color=red]"…From a handful of founders upon its inception in the early 1980s, the society now claims 70-some dues-paying members.". [/color]Well, since numbers speak for themselves, lets take a closer look at where the truth lies. Now, lets be generous here and say 80 members and 20 years in existence. That works out to about 1 new member every time the season changes.
Well, I humbly suggest that the change that should be welcomed, is a change in one('s) “position”. For, I argue, this seems to have created a lingering affected air of depthless amity. I just hope that the highly instructed folks at the C.S. can comprehend my barbaric inklings of disposition.
Please sign me 三八弟, concerned.
oop.s. I think I forgot to call them snobs!