Thursday, September 21, 2006

Quiz X 4 + 1 drawing assignment = STRESS

This week was a tough one.

Quiz X 4 + 1 drawing assignment = STRESS.

Stress indeed. Tried to study but i guess i can do better as the quizzes weren't that diffcult just that i have only put in 60% to mug. Got to try harder the next time.

Then, there is the chaos in Taiwan and the latest, Thailand. I am neither a taiwanese nor thai but as a curious person, i can't help but to find out more about the happenings. To me, both countries are going thru a "messy" period which will go into their history. So, what the people and leaders do now will definitely mark the directions their countries will proceed.

In Taiwan, President Chen Shu Bian is accused of allegations implicating himself and his family. His son-in-law, Chao Chien-ming, was detained and indicted on suspicion of insider trading and taking bribes. His wife Wu Shu-chen is also under investigation for allegedly accepting department store gift certificates in exchange for lobbying efforts. And the people are definitely not happy with them. While there are people who wanted him down, there are also people who supported Chen. The former in red and the latter in green. It was rather peaceful from the first day of the anti-Chen campaign. But there was a twist on 16th Sept when the greens occupied the space that the reds occupied to show their support. (they had to get permits to hold their rally, the reds from 9th Sept - 15th Sept and the greens from 16th - 20th.) More and more violences are being reported with people from both sides beaten up. It is definitely not peaceful.

In Thailand, its military seized power from Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in a bloodless late-night coup, imposing martial law. Coup leader General Sonthi Boonyaratglin said the military had seized power in order to unite the nation. From what i know, the Thai's politics have been rather dramatic the past few months. From Thaksin being pulled down and return to position and to the discovery of bombs near his home, i guess a plot like this was in progress. Not very clear of the situations at Thailand but i heard that things were still normal for the thai people. Especially since such a military coup happened some years back.

In comparision, me being stressed out by the quizzes + 1 drawing assignment is nothing. Hopefully, like what beauty pageant constestants will say," i really wish to see world peace !" i hope to see that soon.

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