Wednesday, January 09, 2008

IMPORTANT: Shannon Meet up moved

Jerome warns the meet up has moved

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New location for our meeting for Breakfast Club on Jan. 12 at 10 am.

Shannon's is doing some redecorating and so will not be open; Not to worry we have arranged for a change of venue;

The meeting will go on as planned but the new location is at a restaurant 婷婷翠玉 at 174 AnHo Road, Section Two. (rough translation of name is Tender, Pretty Green Jade.) You will be able to tell the restaurant by the lace curtains on the window--it was used in a TV commercial a while back. (We will have the downstairs room--breakfast cost will be cheaper than Shannon's) phone 2736-8510.

Restaurant is right between Far Eastern Plaza Mall/Hotel and HoPing East Road--about a half a block north of the corner of HoPing East Road Sec. 3 and AnHo Road. or a half a block south of Far Eastern Plaza on the AnHo Road side.

Easiest ways to get there; Take the MRT Mucha Line to the Liuchangli Station exit there, and walk west on HoPing East Road 3/4 of a block till you reach where AnHo Road dead-ends into it.Then go north on AnHo Road; it is on the west side of that street.

Or take any bus down HoPing East Road and get off at the first stop that is east of Tun Hua South Road. That will put you at the corner of HoPing and AnHo.
You can also take a bus down Tun Hua South Road to the stop right across from Far Eastern Plaza and walk over to AnHo Road.

Or if you take the 235 bus east, it turns off of HoPing onto AnHo Road and the first stop is right across from the restaurant. Should be easy to find. Look to see you all there and sorry for the late change;

3 comments:

Trace said...

Other expats are changing plans because Jerome Keating needs to be accomidated?

Thats a shocker! I take it you guys feel sorry for him.....

A letter I wrote today to the Taipei Times regarding Jeromes delusionary hyperbole dribble in my Morning paper today.


Dear Editors of Taipei Times

In regards to the letter you published today from the whimsical Jerome Keating, I must say it was quite entertaining - keep those Keating letters coming as the guy is way, way past his due date and its good for your readers to see what type of foreigners support the DPP party and embrace their celebration of absolute incompetence.

Fact is Mr. Keating clearly has no idea what in the hell he is talking about and his KMT bashing diatribes are tired and worn. The very title of his letter today is for example like a flashing neon sign saying "Letter from Fantasy Land". Sorry to burst his bubble but In a democratically correct and fair election there is no way in Hell the DPP could ever win a majority in Taiwan's legislature. Thus a green legislature (DPP Eldorado) has the same probability of reality as Paris Hilton becoming the next president of France. You see the last purely democratic and fair election in Taiwan was the 2000 presidential election, an election that was so unblemished that a vendictive chiseler became president. Once A-Bian-the-Great was in power the only thing he has done is plan on his next election and how he can "undemocratically" control its outcome to be another fluke win. The world knows the last truly democratic election on Taiwan inclusive of a smooth transfer of power was in 2000 - from that point till today, with the "Ha Ha Ruse-master DPP holding the presidency, Taiwan's democratic growth has been so retarded that it is clearly LESS democratic now than when Lee Tung Hui was the President.

Jerome's writings are as if from the mind of a 6 year old boy who maliciously enjoys telling his 3 year old little brother bogyman stories so he goes crying to mommy..... I know he does not mean what he says.

Lets go over some of his "Tales from DPP Fantasy Land"
Jerome FantasyLander - Whatever smoke and mirrors the pan-blue media fabricates to make it seem like today's problems are the result of the presidency.

Reality - The very definition of democracy is checks and balances, especially on the transfer of power. Once a new ruling party has EARNED enough admiration and approval from the nations citizens by smart, professional, unselfish and harmoniously responsive governance then that party gets more votes from the masses in the next election. Under Ideal conditions a Nations elected leader does a superb job for all his people, more of the ruling party's candidates become elected into the legislature and the ruling party can then control both the presidency and the legislature. But this must be EARNED (like everything else in life). Therefore the legislature is in reality a reflection of the presidency, Good president = Good ruling party legislature or Bad opposition Legislature, Bad president = Good opposition legislature or Bad ruling party legislature.Jerome's smoke and mirrors fable is an impossible one. The KMTis only doing its democratic job supervising and saying no to a horrendously BAD president who aware of his own incompetence and his family's vulgarian character spends 7 years deliberately driving wedges throughout a once extremely cohesive society to break "His" people away from the "Bad" people that will surely notice his incompetence before the next election rolls around. This way he can BLAME his incompetence on the "Bad" people and hide is incompetence and horn-of-plenty of other shortcomings. Jerome is sadly blind and see's only what a Bad president wants him to see.

Jerome FantasyLander - The KMT still owns the majority of State assets left over from the Japanese colonial era.

Reality - The KMT did not enter Taiwan in 1947 as penniless, worthless, spineless criminals that the USA had to make concessions to, The KMT came in as patriotic warriors that were a valuable asset to the USA in its war with Japan. The KMT came with tons of Chinese gold and its National treasures - For anyone to complain in the 21st century about property taken 60 years ago from a previous government (Japan) that it itself had taken from an even more previous government on Taiwan (China) is stupid, add the fact that Taiwan has China's national treasures that the KMT gave the state and then tally in all other assets of over 50 years the KMT has unselfishly given to all Taiwanese through hard work and the defence of the island from a China invasion. The "Stolen Assets" statement becomes ludicrus. It becomes the same as the Muslims (Osama Bin Laden) flying planes into the Twin towers as a thank you for the USA's siding with the Muslims and helping them beat the Serbs in the Bosnian war. President Chen more less is saying hey thanks KMT for saving Taiwan from the Red Chinese, Thanks for the wealth and paving my very path to the presidency - Now go eat shit and die you KMT vermin! Or the consideration of Time past could be an issue - Lets say Im a Manhattan Indian, I think the US government cheated my ancestors and Manhattan island is a stolen asset that belongs to me - would I get it? Hell no, they'd throw me in the loony bin. Even if the Assets thing was a viable issue Chen had 7 years to do something about it - SEVEN FRIGGEN YEARS! Yet rather than immediately sue for its return - the issue was used to bip DPP supporters upside the head to get them to fall back into "Hating the KMT" format. The assets thing was more valuable to Trickmaster Chen as a whipping post to demonize the KMT than it every could be monetarily by being returned to the State and so that the DPP could get their "Playing Field Leveling" wish granted because they are penniless, worthless, spineless criminals the KMT must make concessions too.

To Be Continued........

Trace Gomez
Taipei, Taiwan

Anonymous said...

Trace, there is no need for this to be continued because you are a absolute, idiotic moron.

Mingers said...

Wow, trace is in fact a complete, biased idiot by marriage.