Coronavirus - Taiwan Open September/October 2021

Would it help if Wanhua were banned? Just thinking outside the box

No. Some people like drinking tea with experienced experts.

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Are you experienced?

Jimi Hendrix has an answer:

https://vimeo.com/109988488

Guy

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You speak from lots of experience of course.

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Experience breeds experience!

Oddest pornhub category ever.

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Oh no. There are weirder ones than that. :no_mouth:

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I’m thinking lemon party with elderly bears who are into obscure tea serving practices.

Lemon Party is my porn name…

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So with students back in class this week not sure I understand why some buses in Taichung have blocked off the front seats as part of epidemic prevention…saw a couple of buses filled to the brim with students heading home…I was impressed the lady at my stop was able the somehow squeeze her way in…the 2 extra seats being open would probably be quite a bit of relief for the people being squeezed into the bus doors.

My uni is teaching online for the first two weeks of the semester. Not ideal from a teacher’s perspective, but understandable.

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sounds like we’re returning to the Led Zeppelin references!

how come it’s only reported now, 2 months later?

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That’s odd, we’re back in the classroom from the first week (9/13). It might be a bit tougher since group activities probably won’t be allowed, but better than online at least. Maybe because you’re in the north?

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Weird. Maybe someone in the Taiwanese government read about Rosa Parks and segregating buses and thought “I want me some of that.” And thus it became part of epidemic prevention measures.

Could also be about keeping distance between the driver and passengers, of course.

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With the 7-8 people crowded into the same space surrounding the driver there’s not any space for him either really. The seats are backwards facing too and people could always stand by the drivers too regardless on empty buses and it’s never been a problem. So it’s a really weird decision…

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Maybe. The decisions seem to be local. I am in the north.

In general there doesn’t seem to be a national strategy of sorts. I wonder whether that’s the key to Taiwan’s success?

I don’t know. It’s stupid though. It’s perfectly safe to hold in-person classes now. They’re really not good with cost-benefit analysis. If there’s hundreds of cases a day… then obviously you work from home. But currently half the days of the week there’s zero cases and everything below uni, from buxibans to elementary schools, are back in physical classrooms (buxibans and daycares have been back for a month already with no spreading events occurring as a result). So this all seems like spectacle to show how cautious they’re being, while uni students are deprived of the social interaction they need and the campus life they’re paying for.

And now I’m going off on rants about a uni I don’t even work for or know anything about, so time for bed.

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That’s occurred to me before with more trivial things. Some different cultural way of looking at things. I don’t know.

Perfectly embodied by the old guys weaving in and out of traffic on their cheap scooter without a helmet and chewing wads of cancerous betelnut under their masks… but hey, at least they’re wearing masks!

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