Bullying is one of the biggest issues schools need to deal with. Some Taiwanese school go out of their ways to color label student, hoping it would put a stop on bullying. However, this measure angered a lot of parents. Students either have different colored collar or uniforms based on their grades. Contacting between junior and senior students are also prevented, forcing students to stay in their own “territory’. Even though some schools adapting the measure report a dramatic decrease in bullying, human activism groups believe it seriously violate the basic human right of students.
A six grader was spanked 162 times by his cram school teacher for failing an English test. The child failed to reach the 85% mark which his 35 year-old teacher Zhang set for him. As a result, he was severely injured and bruised all over his body. After realizing how serious the situation was, the child’s parents reported the incident to the police. The teacher apologized but insisted he did what he had to do to teach his students. The family is planning to sue Zhang for bodily injury liability.
What do you do if your neighbors’ pets are always causing trouble? The community management committee decided to ask their residents to “decrease” the number of their pets to one per household or they could get fined NT$30000. Some residents were furious with the committee’s decision. Lawyers also sided with the residents and indicated new regulations should not be applied to existing residents. When approached by reporters, the director-general indicated the CMC is open to further discussion into the matter.
A poodle was ruled innocent of sexual harassment after a perverted pet store worker tried to put the blame on the dog. The pet store worker, surnamed Wang, took advantage of a routine visit to a female client’s house and groped her while she was asleep. When questioned by the client he claimed “it was the dog, not him.” Wang was asked by a hostess to pick up her poodle at her place every week for its routine grooming. After he touched her breasts and legs while she was sleeping naked in bed, she reported the incident to the police. When questioned by the police Wang claimed it was the poodle running around on the…
A horrific “man eat man” like scene from Dawn of the Dead unfolded in front of passengers in a Guangzhou subway car. After fighting over seats, a 67 year-old and a 28 year-old passenger broke out in a fight. Enraged, the older passenger started biting the arms and ears of the younger passenger. Subway workers intervened and called the police not long after. The 67 year-old passenger suffered injuries to the nose while the 28 year-old had a piece of his ear bitten off. The two were both sent to the hospital for further treatment.
The Gangnam style dance has became a global sensation. Famous people from around the world have also joined the dancing frenzy. Here’s their best effort, Gangnam-NMA style. We see US president Barack Obama, US presidential candidate Mitt Romney, NBA stars Jeremy Lin, Tyson Chandler, Carmelo Anthony, pop sensation Lady Gaga, Taiwanese pop singer Jay Chou, former Taiwanese president Chen Shui Bian, current president Ma Ying Jeou, and deputy Wu Dun Yi bust a move Gangnam-style!
After being called a fat pig by her boyfriend, a 29-year-old woman went through a massive weight transformation to prove him wrong. Motivated by the senseless comment, Miss Yang adopted a new lifestyle and shed 14kgs within a year. Yang regained her confidence in herself after breaking up with her boyfriend. She now wants to encourage other people in the same situation to leave those heartless boyfriends and live a healthy lifestyle.
Is your name Ya-ting? If it is, you could get a free meal from a restaurant owner who lost a baseball bet. The loyal fan was rooting for Uni Lions and made a bet with one of his employee named “Ya-ting”. However, the game did not go the way he had hoped. As a result, anyone name Ya-ting, a very common female name in Taiwan, can dine for free in his restaurant.