yeh – today we’re off to taiwan everyone…i wasn’t able to get my school’s laptop so i won’t be able to keep a journal going while we’re there. but we’re only going for like 4 days so i’m SURE you guys won’t miss us that much!
Archive | February, 2004
one more day and we’ll be in the lovely world of taiwan!
some good news – got my visa yesterday. LASTLY: remember the post i made yesterday about the horrible pollution problem? as if on cue, today morning’s SCMP reported that power plants in Southern China have started a clean up process in order to rid HK of its disgusting air. the first phase of their clean up process has started already and will be finished in May. the gov’t. said that even as early as by the end of this year the air in HK will be much cleaner!!! great news! the whole clean-up process will finish in 2007…GREAT GREAT GREAT!!! how can anyone not think about our children’s health and future? after all, we’re going to all die off someday so who’s going to be heading our countries? heading our governments? who’s going to be teaching the next generation how to respect people? who’s going to be heading medical research to find the cure for AIDS, cancer, etc? our children – today’s children, they’re our tomorrow.
this pollution in HK sucks so much. you never realize just how damaging the pollution is until you’re surrounded by poor innocent children who start coughing for no reason and start getting some strange reaction on their skin to the disgusting air. yesterday the school almost decided NOT to send the kids outside for playground time because the air was that bad. if you’ve been around children in a school, NOT being able to go outside definitely kills them. they need to go outside to take a break from learning and run around and get it all out of their system. i think its been reported that all this pollution comes down from the environment unfriendly factories up in mainland china. it blows in to HK before it goes out into the sea…major corporations who go to china to save money and take advantage of the cheap labor and the really relaxed laws (read none), should totally be responsible for destroying the air that our children breathe. these past few days HK has been full of this disgusting brown haze – basically dirty air – and it should all be blamed on the pollutants that these major corporations produce. they suck…don’t mind me, just pissed off that no one else makes more noise about this in the government. especially our government, but they’re too busy ass-kissing Beijing to ever give them any negative feedback. they’re more like, “bad air? who said there’s bad air! any air from your land down to HK is the greatest air! after all, we are “patriots”, whatever you say and throw down here we will accept!”…ANYWAY: yeah, so Chung Hwa Travel (the unofficial Taiwan embassy in HK) didn’t call yesterday. maybe they’ll call me today. whatever, i’m so pissed off about Taiwan’s government that i don’t even really want to go there anymore. no Pakistani’s? fuck you.
i’ll find out today i think if the stupid taiwan government will let me have a visa. my sponsor has already sent them another letter and so i hope that they will finally give it to me. no pakistani’s allowed in taiwan is such a fucking joke. it drives me crazy and gets me so angry. this is TOTAL discrimination. anywhere else in the world then i could take their fucking government to court. sucks…its so strange because Taiwanese are such a nice and sweet people. everyone we’ve ever met there have been the greatest people with the biggest hearts – so what the fuck is up with their piece of shit government? anyway…whatever. wish me luck…hopefully i’ll get it today. i’m sure there is much more important stuff to worry about in the world…but this is just plain annoying.