The balcony observer's 250th report- Against threats (COVID-19 & Others) from a neighbor 對抗威脅

by Tsao T-F June. 30, 2020 457 views

Of course we Taiwanese love peace, and we know "Peace through Strength". The phrase was used by former U.S. President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. When we get together, we can fight threats (COVID-19 & Others) from a neighbor.

我們台灣人當然熱愛和平,而且我們知道“和平來自實力”。1980年代,前美國總統隆納·雷根(Ronald Reagan)曾引用過。當我們團結在一起時,我們可以對抗來自鄰國的威脅(武漢肺炎,還有其他)。

In the early morning, a military aircraft pierced the sky to carry out the task of protecting people of Taiwan. 清早,一架軍機劃破天際,正在執行守護台灣百姓的任務。

In the early morning, a military aircraft pierced the sky to carry out the task of protecting people of Taiwan. 清早,一架軍機劃破天際,正在執行守護台灣百姓的任務。

(June 29, 2020) China’s Military Provokes Its Neighbors, but the Message Is for the United States (The New York Times) From the Himalayas to the South China Sea, China is pressing its territorial claims aggressively, raising the possibility of additional deadly clashes.

(June 29, 2020) A Message on China from National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien (Present Danger China) The Chinese Communist Party’s Ideology and Global Ambitions

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Jay Boggess 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Lord, please help us all, stay at peace!
Lovely image!
Stay safe & healthy!
👍💪😀💪👍

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Tsao T-F Replied to Jay Boggess 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Glad you come back, Jay.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Tsao T-F 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank You!
It's so nice to be home for a while!
Hope you & yours stay safe & healthy!
+1smile+1

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Colin Massey 9 months, 3 weeks ago

A stunning sunset

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Tsao T-F Replied to Colin Massey 9 months, 3 weeks ago

grinning

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Camellia Staab 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Absolutely gorgeous capture.....the rest of the stuff, disheartening 😓

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Tsao T-F Replied to Camellia Staab 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Elaine Wu YiLi's "Butterfly Lovers" Piano concerto at Older But Wiser Forum 巫漪麗鋼琴獨奏《梁祝》musical keyboard
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAA3laJiIg8
On the website, CGTN introduced...
Wu’s life is the stuff of legends. She began learning to play the piano at the age of 6. When she was 18, her debut public performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.1 drew a rave response in the music industry. At age 23, she served as the first soloist in the China National Orchestra, and China gave her the title of National First Class Pianist in 1962, when she met with then-Premier Zhou Enlai.
However, what they (CGTN) didn't say were...
In 1966, China experienced a Cultural Revolution, and she was criticized. Red Guards banned her from playing piano and take her husband (a violinist) away... One night, the Red Guards broke into her house and took her blindfolded and beaten. In order to protect hands that are the most important to a pianist, she said: Don't hit my hands, hit my feet! 
After the Cultural Revolution, she went to the United States for further study in 1983 and settled in Singapore in 1993. She still insisted on practicing the piano for 2 to 3 hours a day. Her first solo performance album was published at the age of 78 in 2008. Her last public appearance was in February 2017 (YouTube). She died at the age of 89 in 2019.
She suffered form tremendous changes, e.g., to be separated from her lover and hometown. She said: I will not be alone, as long as I can play the piano. 只要有鋼琴彈,就不孤獨了musical score

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Camellia Staab Replied to Tsao T-F 9 months, 3 weeks ago

What a great way to start my morning; coffee and listening to Elaine Wu Yili's piano concert. Thank you for sharing this information and the link to her beautiful piano playing grinning

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Antonio Gil 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Beautiful picture, frightening theme

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Tsao T-F Replied to Antonio Gil 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Antonio, thank you for the feedback.
It is a dark hour. Another new focus is the passing of "Hong Kong national security law". cry
I know you like travel (me too). However, Hong Kong is no longer safe to me as well as anyone (including both HK residents and foreigners) who love freedom and democracy in the world. Be careful.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/30/world/asia/hong-kong-security-law-explain.html

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