Sunday, 17 January 2021

Did he rig it himself, Mr. Trump?

US politics is none of my business. I know it would affect the world, but as I have no voting rights there, there is no point worrying about it. Thus, it is by pure curiosity that I wonder about the strong claim by Mr. Trump about the election being rigged. The magnitude of his conviction is rock solid that he must know it has been done in the past. 

4 years ago, there was this rumor that he stole the election from Mrs. Clinton with the help of Russia. Mrs. Clinton did not follow it up and conceded the defeat gracefully because rigging of the sacred voting rights of the US citizens was outside her thinking. But the stubborn defiance by Mr. Trump reveals he knows some facts that existed in the past. The difference may be that it worked in his favor the last time that he cannot get himself to let go of the possibility that the Democrats may have learned some tricks from the Republicans. 

The mighty leader of Russia has finally acknowledged the victory of President-elect Biden, probably blaming Mr. Trump for forgetting the vital fact that he needed his supporters to be alive on Election Day, not dying from COVID. Mr. Trump demanded to find some 17800 votes or so to turn over the result, but far more people had died of Covid, mostly in the states that supported him in the last election. Had they been alive wearing masks, it would have been a different story. However, he was too busy proving New York state governor to be wrong about taking more precautions against COVID-19. At least this is how it looks from outside USA.  

I am an Asian, but I do not denounce white supremacy because had I been a white mother, I would also have wished for my white children to have every advantage possible. I would only like to appeal to your logic that giving your children too much and removing obstacles in life may rob your children of the chance to realize their full potential.   Besides the joy of competition, without non-whites, you will be left to fighting among the whites.  It was a white officer screaming in agony in the unrest staged by the whites at Washington the other day. 

Karma is slow but it will come.  I have recently come across the document online that the second manager of the restaurant from HELL, or our beloved Miss Harmonie who terrorized the lives of her neighbors, mostly mine, had to dissolve her restaurant incurring a financial loss.  And her new project was sabotaged by COVID-19.  Of course, this does not improve my life, that I have to do myself.  However, knowing Karma works keeps my moral from corruption.

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Monday, 4 January 2021

Recycling of SAPIN

Sapin is a French word for this.  My first live Christmas tree ever.  I watered it well and cherished every second it graced my humble apartment in Paris.  I knew I could not keep it forever as it would turn fire hazard after some time, but I could not bear the thought of dumping it in the garbage bin either.  But then France had a wonderful solution.

Here is the corner of Place des Vosges where Sapins to be recycled are piled.  They would be treated by professionals and made into something wonderful. 

After I removed all the ornaments, I let my tree rest in a tab of water for a couple of hours.  It looked pretty good and it joined other sapins.  My dear tree would not be lonely in the company of many other trees.

初めての生きたクリスマスツリー。捨てるのは辛いですが、マレ地区の公園の隅に専用のリサイクルコーナーが政府により設けられ、ここに置いておけばプロの手で何かに生まれかわるそうです。お別れ前にたっぷりと水を吸わせてお礼をいってからお仲間の間に置いてきました。


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Saturday, 2 January 2021

Already some shocking news in France 2021

After living more than five years in Paris and the novelty has worn off, you start paying more interest in the local news.  The year 2021 was greeted in France with the image of Notre Dame Cathedral with a blasting rock tune on the national TV screen only to be quickly followed by a gruesome news of ‘a man dies with his head torn off after a firework mortar fire in Eastern France.’  Then 2500 party animals participated in a rave party near Bretagne without wearing masks.  The local TV commentators are livid that it may lead to a large Corona cluster.  Of course, it will and all this for in the hope of meeting someone to have a fling or relationship?

It was the wrong place to look for relationships when all the participants lacked consideration for other people’s health.  They did not give a toss to the people the participants would come in contact before and after the rave party.  Such selfishness is not a solid ground for a meaningful relationship, but the people like this will demand integrity even if they do not have it for anyone else.  

History repeats itself and 2021 will be no exception.

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Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Corona virus has flushed out the bad ones

I am still alive.  I am back in Paris to complete my process of acquiring residency status in France.  After hanging onto the same address above the restaurant from Hell for a duration required for qualifying, I was finally granted the Carte de Residency which will allow me to stay in France for the next 10 years.  I can finally move out but Covid 19 environment makes it scary to go search for a new place, so I am stuck here for a while to observe the fate of this restaurant below.

The first two managers failed miserably and the current manager picked up a bargain.  I hope he deserves such a tremendous luck.

In the other part of Le Marais, I noticed a vacant looking restaurant.  In fact it was up for sale.  I have once dined here and was disgusted by the excessive amount of refrigerators and freezers which were kept on the ground floor, instead of doing the decent thing and keep them on the basement.  The infrasound noise was unbearable even during the daytime, I deplored the fate of the residents living on the first floor.  The neighbours evidently did not support this heartless restaurant because here it was shut down after Corona Virus stopped tourists from coming.  Unlike the nearby bistro where locals are lining up to buy takeaways in support of their favourite and decent eatery.

Coronavirus has flushed out the bad ones.  When it is contained someday, the good eateries with moral will be rewarded with more clients after the bad ones are out of the picture.


 

Friday, 3 April 2020

Germany is purchasing anti-infuenza drug from Japan to combat Corona virus

Despite the Japanese government is considering offering the anti-influenza drug Avigan for free to countries looking to use it to treat new coronavirus patients, Germany would not take chances and they have decided to purchase millions of Avigan from Japan.  With the help of their military, the drug will be distributed to the hospitals nationwide.  

I hope Avigan saves more lives.