Saturday, October 3, 2015

Oct 3 (Sa), 2015. Unification vs. Independence - with a microscopic fun analogy of the divorce and series monogamy

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Fb asks me "what's on my mind?"
O.K. at this moment, I have a non-whimsical notion that all the Hmong societies (in China, Southeast Asia, and the rest of the whole world, with my meager knowledge of the Hmong history) understand -
You deserve to build a Nation/State of your own!!!!!! - Surely, if you have the needs and will, as well as if you - want and dare! (沒有弦外之音!)
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Crystal Huang Israel, East Timor, Montenegro, these are the old stories of people who desired and/or built their own country. (Majority of People in Taiwan are experts on this subject matter). ....., and the rest, since 1990, 34 new countries have been created. The dissolution of the USSR and Yugoslavia in the early 1990s caused the creation of most of the newly independent states.

The comprehensive listing about the countries which have formed since 1990 listed as follows. Refer to :

Discover 34 New Countries Created Since 1990

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分合須兩廂情願. 血腥與武裝暴力可能不太合時宜 ( Unification vs. Independence depends on the WILL of the people and the available socio-politic-economic resources.) Can blood shedding and military tyranny work well in the 21st century to coerce people to live under the same roof or force them to be separated? Even it is just as hard as the spousal relationship: two people in the same household, 1 out of 2 got divorce(s)... while, the good news is the serial monogamy continuously happening grin emoticon!

Crystal Huang If there is a will, there could be a way. No will, or shaky, wavering, and phony will, no solutions.

Crystal Huang If there is a will, there could be a way. No will, or shaky, wavering, and phony will - no solutions. 聰明的大西瓜, 倚特大邊 - "超例外" !

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Crystal Huang A nation does not tyrannize, coerce, intimidate, discriminate, or harass people, then why people feel unsafe and threatened? A nation's Minimum Job is to take care people's basic needs - education and health care. If they cannot be done, do those politicians even deserve the Minimum Wage?
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周慧霖 震撼全世界的一段碑文,很多人後悔沒有早點看到。在倫敦聞名世界的威斯敏斯特大教堂地下室的墓碑林中,有一塊名揚世界的墓碑。

When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world.
As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change, so I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country. But it, too, seemed immovable.
As I grew into my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt, I settled for changing only my family, those closest to me, but alas, they would have none of it.
And now, as I lie on my death bed, I suddenly realize:
If I had only changed myself first, then by example I would have changed my family. From their inspiration and encouragement, I would then have been able to better my country, and who knows, I may have even changed the world.
當我躺在牀上,行將就木時,我突然意識到: 如果一開始我僅僅去改變我自己,然後作爲一個榜樣,我可能改變我的家庭;在家人的幫助和鼓勵下,我可能爲國家做一些事情。然後誰知道呢?我甚至可能改變這個世界。
1. 別低估任何人。
2. 你沒那麼多觀衆,別那麼累。
3. 溫和對人對事。不隨意發脾氣,誰都不欠你的,這個世界沒有“應該”二字。
4. 痛苦只是一陣子,過後回頭看看,其實那
5. 每個人都是獨立的個體,真的沒有誰離開誰就活不下去的情況。
6. 學會寬恕傷害自己的人,因爲他們也很可憐,被壓力推動,不由自主。

哈佛大學推薦20個快樂的習慣 :
1. Be grateful.
2. Choose your friends wisely.
3. Cultivate compassion.
4. Keep learning.
5. Become a problem solver.
6. Do what you love.
7. Live in the present.
8. Laugh often.
9. Practice forgiveness.
10. Say thanks often.
11. Create deeper connections.
12. Keep your agreement.
13. Meditate.
14. Focus on what you’re doing.
15. Be optimistic.
16. Love unconditionally.
17. Don’t give up.
18. Do your best and then let go.
19. Take care of yourself.
20. Give back.

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Oct 3 (Sa), 2015 How songs are tied to the serendipitous teaching and learning: A Beautiful and Melancholic Song for Today- みれん峠 (Japan, 留戀的山嶺-Melancholy Hill; Taiwan, 送君情淚)

A beautiful and Melancholic Song for today. Enjoy!

Japan, 留戀的山嶺-Melancholy Hill;Taiwan, 送君情淚

みれん峠 (Japan, 留戀的山嶺-Melancholy Hill;
Taiwan, 送君情淚)
Composer: 吉田矢健治
Lyricist/ Poet: 東条寿三郎 (Japan); 葉俊麟 (Taiwan) 
Singer:  Xena LCH  #148
1 想い切る気で 峠を股ぎゃ
又もきそうな 雨模よう
ナイハーナイ 涙がおちる
ましてそこらは まわりみち

2 咲くとみせかけ はらりと散った
さんさ山家の 一夜妻
ナイハーナイ したのじゃないか
今日の別れの 何としょう

3 忘れまいとて 後ふりむけば
うるむ峠の 紺がすり
ナイハーナイ この手が届きゃ
抱いてかかえて 送ろもの
Lyricist: 葉俊麟 (Taiwan)


暗中想起君前途  勞苦
目屎  像落雨
渥甲身驅  淡糊糊

三言二語來交代著  郎君伊
三番四叮嚀   望再見
裝著  笑容 來甲伊     分開
忍著   心酸悲
惦在  路頭 情綿綿

My actual contribution to Zuckerberg's INC. today:

Crystal Huang: shared Melanie Raccoon's video.
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...../\„,„/\...........//^ ^\\ Live simply
...( =';'= )........(/(_•_)\) Speak kindly
..../" * * "\......._/'' * ''\_ Care deeply
....(,,,).(,,,)......(,,,)^(,,,) and Love completely

願您 慈悲為薪, 智慧如火! Have a nice weekend. 10/03/15 (Sa).
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Crystal Huang: A couple of Hmong-American students and I discussed a hands-on project. We talked about some issues regarding Hmong history/identity and I also mentioned about Taiwan. ( I translated a Chinese Hmong History with a Hmong-American scholar Steve Vang who was the Dir of Diversity at UW-Stout a few years ago).

The discussion inspired me to record a song to brief a sliced history of Taiwan.

Here it is - a beautiful and Melancholic Song for today. Enjoy!
1 想い切る気で 峠を股ぎゃ
又もきそうな 雨模よう
ナイハーナイ 涙がおちる
ましてそこらは まわりみち

2 咲くとみせかけ はらりと散った
さんさ山家の 一夜妻
ナイハーナイ したのじゃないか
今日の別れの 何としょう

3 忘れまいとて 後ふりむけば
うるむ峠の 紺がすり
ナイハーナイ この手が届きゃ
抱いてかかえて 送ろもの

Taiwanese in song. (Characters are in Mandarin).


暗中想起君前途 勞苦
目屎 像落雨
渥甲身驅 淡糊糊

三言二語來交代著 郎君伊
三番四叮嚀 望再見
裝著 笑容 來甲伊 分開
忍著 心酸悲
惦在 路頭 情綿綿
A short note:
Songs are a glimpse of the tip of iceberg of the colonial/imperial impacts (the "nice" part of the stories). The economic-political hegemony via domination through the soft enculturation in music, art, and language which were the invisible and invincible social forces prevalent during Japan's occupying on Taiwan (1895 to 1945 AD) before the Nationalist Government officially (1949) left China to Taipei.

みれん峠 (Japan, 留戀的山嶺-Melancholy Hill; Taiwan, 送君情淚) By Xena LCH#148
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Here are 笙 (Sheng):

Crystal Huang:

Share a serendipitous learning event: Che (a Hmong-American student) mentioned 笙 (Sheng, a reed wind type), an important musical instrument in the Hmong society which is used in the Funeral, as he told me. This fact surprised me. I vaguely know that 笙 (Sheng) has been an instrument for joy and celebration in Chinese Hmong society (maybe I am wrong...), but not in the constantly migrating Hmong due to wars and ethnic purging in the south-east Asia. Perhaps, the musical functions change over time with locales when people's needs and mood are changed...

Now, coming back to my own reminiscence: after the Chinese Nationalist Government's repressive domination on Taiwan and before the Martial Law lifted in 1989, more songs were even more melancholic... I recorded many songs situated among Taiwan, Japan and Nationalist Chinese Government during that turbulent time on my youtube channel. Now Taiwan is flamboyantly progressive into a brand new world.
After the Chinese Nationalist Government's repressive domination on Taiwan and before the Martial Law lifted in 1989, more songs were even more melancholic... I recorded many songs situated among Taiwan, Japan and Nationalist Chinese Government during that turbulent time on my youtube channel. Now Taiwan is flamboyantly progressive into a brand new world.

Here are some evidence:

Folk Songs from Taiwan during the Chinese Nationalist Government's repressive era:

Japanese Songs during Imperial/Colonial era:

Monday, September 28, 2015

Sept 28 (M), 2015. Separation of Education and State?? Happy Teacher's Day!

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Happy Confucius' (551 BC-479 BC) 2566th's Birthday !
Happy Teacher's Day. Hopefully, everyday...

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David Frazer Life leads the thoughtful man on a path of many windings. Now the course is checked, now it runs straight again. Here winged thoughts may pour freely forth in words, there the heavy burden of knowledge must be shut away in silence. But when two people are at one in the inmost hearts they shatter even the strength of iron or of bronze. And when two people understand each other in their inmost hearts their words are sweet and strong, like the fragrance of orchids.
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Crystal Huang An interesting fact: China changed her Teacher's Day- Sept.10 which was around the beginning of the fall semester to Sept 28 - Confucius' Birthday.
Taiwan has observed Confucius' birthday as Teacher's Day for many decades. Now, both China and Taiwan celebrate on the day day, starting in 2014.
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Crystal Huang During China's Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), this cultural and teacher paragon - Confucius- was iconoclastically "purged" as a reactionary. Now, as the world changes, Confucius "has been resurrecting" in China as a value-added cultural icon to the Capitalistic-Communist regime.
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David Frazer Just heard a BBC radio show on huge new find of texts in the Gobi desert, sounds very exciting.
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David Frazer The superior man abides in his room. If his words are well spoken, he meets with assent at a distance of more than a thousand miles. How much more then from near by! If the superior man abides in his room and his words are not well spoken, he meets with contradiction at a distance of more than a thousand miles. How much more then from near by! Words go forth from one's own person and exert their influence on men. Deeds are born close at hand and become visible far away. Words and deeds are the hinge and bowspring of the superior man. As hinge and bowspring move, they bring honor or disgrace. Through words and deeds the superior man moves heaven and earth . Must one not, then, be cautious?
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Crystal Huang A quick and brief of Confucius and Mao in 2 minutes (could be my own biases, though I am trying to be neutral...): To understand Confucius' historical status, the time machine needs to be rewound back to the chaotic Spring-Autumn and the Warring States of his time. The desire of social order and socio-economic stability was yearned by the suffering mass and some empathetic intellectuals. His theories and practices were based on Structural-Functional Perspective (haha, again, via my Sociological Imagination!) which was supported and "Propagandized" by the later Ruling Elites throughout many Dynasties (over 2 thousand years) to consolidate power structure, resources and opportunities into the hands of a small dominant royal, aristocratic, and socio-economic privileged groups.

Such repressive socio-political system accumulated much silenced grievance throughout centuries. Not until Mao surged as a "Revolutionary" Messiah did the Tsunami change actually happen. During the Cultural Revolution, any school of thoughts if not fitting into the Marx-Lenin's "Revolutionary" box, would be "exterminated"... Unfortunately, Confucius' theories and ideologies were so much re-manufactured into protecting the Rich, the Powerful and the Privileged class and perpetuating the social inequality by oppressing the poor mass for so long...

Mao picked up Confucius and chopped him into pieces as a symbol to vindicate the historical repression by the upper class (地富反壞右) to gain the support from the powerless mass - (農工兵幹革), Surely, he himself then had taken on the ROCK-STAR-SUPER idolized Political Icon status for many decades and killed ["bad guys", according to this Messiah,] more than any rulers in the human history. Correct me if I am wrong...

Note: The charm and danger of all sorts of ideologies, in the long run, whether from the right to the left wingers, in particular, the idealistic, passionate ones, have to face the blind-spotted human nature in the specific environment - the visible and invisible forces embedded in the micro-bio-psychology (the "unique" individual's histrionic propensity)  tangoing with the macro socio-economic conditions (historical opportunities) where power, status, or wealth hypnotically emerging and turning into the essences of the conscious or unconscious driving forces.

The world is a well-scripted stage that only allows the theatrical actors/actresses to lead the human drama, to entertain the audience, and to bring the mass into trance - for better or worse into future.

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David Frazer Warring States period, properly so called?
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Crystal Huang As to me, since I am a teacher, unavoidably, happy to see there is a day attributed to teacher's work recognized as an important part of social construction to cultivate/concern human quality, future, and hopes ....! Why not? Hopefully, everyday is Teacher's Day without worrying the "Right to Work" via strikes or picketing in order to care a future of a nation... something like that.

Aren't teachers/instructors important to a humanized or civic society to keep humanity going?
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Crystal Huang To be honest, having been an educator both in Taiwan and the US., I need to confess, being an instructor in the US is a 10-times harder, and tremendously more challenging job than that of in Taiwan.... Why, one of the complex reasons, seemingly and ambivalently speaking....perhaps... respect - is "less expensive and easier" to earn in Taiwan than in the US !?? I might be wrong - just a personal bias, maybe.
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Crystal Huang Confucius' theories and practices had maintained the ethics and proper human relationship (power structure) of family, economy and political order for more than two thousand years diffusing into several Asian societies (Taiwan, China Mainland, and other regions, such as other Far-Eastern and South-East Asian countries), a cradle of cultural hub similar to the Mesopotamia, Hellenistic culture, and the Hindu core...
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Crystal Huang So what is Confucianism? In brief: it is a complex and well integrated human relational system regulating human interactions in a hierarchical fashion to sustain social order or in "equilibrium". Now, since this is Teacher's Day, let's share something about Confucius' business... To be honest again, he is a truly a great teacher. Most of the modern teaching philosophy, pedagogy, andragogy, curriculum and instruction, as well as the rest of "Lesson Plans" can be traced back to his loving and caring teaching for his students who were about 3000 of the total enrollment throughout his life. Can you see how the "smaller class size worked for him and his students, surely 2000+ years ago? The smallest one had been only 2 students in a classroom (proof: 顏淵, 季路伺. 曷各言爾志? Short translation: Students Yen and Lu attended the class. Confucius said "Would you two guys sharing the career plan?" grin emoticon!) These students, mainly came from the ruling and the aristocratic class, except ONE, a very intelligent but extremely poor student- 顏回 whom Confucius liked very much. Unfortunately, 顏淵 died very young that truly broke Confucius' heart (social class and life expectancy... correlation??)

Ironic, wasn''t it, Confucius propounded the equal opportunity for education (almost free, 自備束脩以上 = just a couple of dried fish to show the D2L would be enough for the whole semester's tution, no matter rich or poor), applying flipped classroom, all face-to-face (no online, no MOOCs, no hybrid, no BYOD, no any fancy digital gadgets... ), no student loans, no expensive textbooks, nor magnificent bricks and mortar shiny school buildings... he only ended up enrolling ONE POOR student among the 3000+.....
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Crystal Huang A conclusion of my monologue: Education promotes humanity... as well as perpetuating social inequality?? Does it ring a bell, now, today...?
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David Frazer Not that you would need this one but very interesting program, extremely wide scope
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Crystal Huang Thanks, David. Football time, Monday night! - some friends call me redneck... haha... Wish us luck!

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David Frazer For liking it, or disliking it? I basically understand the game, not my favorite, enough to fulfill social obligations.
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Crystal Huang Life without football is "miserable", while, with football is intolerable smile emoticon! - Crystal, a modern redneck's confession.
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David Frazer Decadent western bourgeois deviation.
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Crystal Huang Redneck Decadent ?? tongue emoticon!
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黃麗月 黃老師-----教師節快 樂!See Translation
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Crystal Huang Sister 麗月, is everyone safe? Hope Typhoon (tropical cyclone or hurricane) Dojuan 杜鵑 won't hit too hard......

Tropical Storm Dujuan a Typhoon Threat to Japan's Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, China…
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黃麗月 平安!See Translation

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sept 26 (Sa) 2015 Share 3 Beautiful Folk Songs - Happy Mid Autumn Festival of 2015

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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival !
Don't miss the beautiful Bloody-Moon of 2015 ( next time will be in 2033).

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Crystal Huang Happy Mid-Autumn Festival !

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Crystal Huang Share a folk song - Delicate Flowers Blossoming Beneath the Full Blood Moon. 為您哼首: 花好月圓 :) ! (非正業, 唱不好 - 歹勢啦!
不收錢,免著驚 - 加減聽. An armature singer's confession!)

花好月圓 Flowers blossoming beneath the Full Moon. By Xena LCH #147
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Share a Folk Song 花好月圓 (Folk Song: Flowers blossoming beneath the full Blood SuperMoon)

花好月圓 (Folk Song: Flowers blossoming beneath the full Blood SuperMoon)
Singer: Xena LCH #147

浮雲散 明月照人來 
團圓美滿 今朝醉
清淺 池塘 鴛鴦戲水 
紅裳翠蓋 並蒂蓮開
雙雙對對 恩恩愛愛 

    • Crystal Huang One more, to my dear friends 中秋佳節愉快 !

      愛人 Aijin (Japanese song Lover).

      愛人 Aijin (Japanese song Lover).
      作詞 (lyrics writer):荒木とよひさ (Araki Toyohisa)
      作曲 (song writer):三木たかし (Miki Takashi)
      Singer: Xena LCH #56 d

      A good way to learn a foreign language is through its love songs

      愛人 Aijin Lover (With my brief translations)

      あなたが好きだから それでいいのよ (Japanese)
      喜愛你就是這麼意一回事 (Mandarin)
      Anata ga suki dakara sore de ii no yo (Japanese pronunciation)
      (Because I like you - that's enough to) (English)

      たとえ一緒に街を 歩けなくでも
      Tatoe isshyo ni machi wo arukenakutemo
      (even if we cannot stroll in the street)

      この部屋にいつも 帰ってくれたら
      Kono heya ni itsumo kaette kuretara
      (If you can always return to the house,)

      わたしは待つ身の 女でいいの
      Watashi wa matsu mi no onna de ii no
      (I am that lover who is waiting for you)

      尽くして 泣きぬれて そして愛されて
      Tsukushite nakinurete soshite aisarete
      (True love, inundated with tears )

      時がふたりを 離さぬように
      Toki ga futari wo hanasanu youni
      (I wish time would not separate us)

      見つめて 寄りそって そしてだきしめて
      凝望著你漸進的你, 緊緊地擁抱
      Mitsumete yorisotte soshite dakishimete
      (By gazing at you, embrace each other)

      Kono mama anata no mune de kurashitai
      (I want to be with you)

      めぐり逢い少しだけ 遅いだけなの
      Meguri ai sukoshi dake osoidakenano
      (Meeting in the sunset)

      何も言わずにいてね わかっているわ
      Nanimo iwazuitene wakatteiru wa
      (Even in silence, I understand)

      心だけせめて 残してくれたら
      Kokoro dake semete nokoshitekuretara
      (Leave me with your heart,)

      わたしは 見送る女でいいの
      Watashi wa miokuru onna de ii no
      (A lover sees you off)

      尽くして 泣きぬれて そして愛されて
      Tsukushite nakinurete soshite aisarete
      (The true love is inundated by the tears).

      明日がふたりを こわさぬように
      Asu ga futari wo kowasanu youni
      (Time will not separate us)

      離れて 恋しくて そして会いたくて
      Hanarete koishikute soshite aitakute
      (When you are away, I miss you)

      このまま あなたの胸で眠りたい
      Kono mama anata no mune de nemuritai
      (I want to sleep in your arms)

Crystal Huang The same full moon, different feeling... as well
Taiwan Folk Song/Oldie:
月夜愁 Moon-night Melancholy
Singer: Xena Crystal Li-chin Huang #62b

月夜愁 Moon-night Melancholy


風吹微微 等待的人那無來
心內真可疑 想抹出彼個人

秋蟬哀啼 月光所照的樹影
加添阮傷悲 心頭酸目屎滴

所愛的伊 因何乎阮放抹離
夢中來相見 斷腸詩唱抹離

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sept 24 (Th) 2015. The Pope, Mecca Stampede, and visitors of China, converging in these dynamic moments - Things in order.

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~ The Pope, Mecca Stampede, and visitors of China, simultaneously converging in these dynamic moments right after CNN GOP. the 13 reality show, the Iran Nuclear deals, and ISIS+Migrating refugees.. : Things in order? ~

Look at the photo attached below, how to be apolitical ? How challenging it is, trying not to see behind the scenes (having been working hard to be one)... The Pope, Mecca Stampede, and China visitors simultaneously converging in these dynamic moments...

At this moment, I was aware of the Pope not having lunch with the Congress people, instead, with the poor, the homeless....

Both the Right and Left wings are tossing all sorts of disgruntles, anti-Catholicism, admiration, inspirations, social engineering/staging, conspiracy theories...and the rest of wide-spectrum of politico-religious ideologies.

But at this juncture, I prefer to see from this angle:

"Now I know why. Visiting the hungry, the un-sheltered first, and then, the SICK, second... :D! (A little bit "leftly" uncouth, though - I meant, the photo shared from an fb friend)."

Crystal Huang Unfortunately, a little bit uncouth, though - teh above post.. Thanks to Kevin Higgs' sharing.  Fortunately,  how lucky and privileged THE SICK are - all blessed by the Pope :)!
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Crystal Huang I like a few good men.
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Paul King While it's cool to have ones bias, world views, my old farmer uncle taught me to try and look beyond these and acknowledge when there are contradictions. Pope Francis is really having a go, we say in Australia.
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Crystal Huang A go?
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Crystal Huang I am not a Pope's "fan", nor "gods' " fan. Indeed, the current Pope is very " revolutionarily controversial"... - religion, in some regions (Church+State, Church+MilitaryIdustiralCorporateComplex), like, money and power, loved and complicated, if not troublesome...
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Paul King Have a go is acting with determination. I like Francis because of his actions, it's not about God or title but actions
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Crystal Huang Paul, good you see the bright side of the Pope.
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Crystal Huang shared MSNBC's video.
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~ No correlation?~ Breaking News!!
Speaker of House John Boehner announced to resign at the end of October....
Have you also noticed some - Strangeness? or Miracle? (Mr. Boehner Just now said that he had a good conversation with the Pope??)- happening to Mr. Boehner during Pope's visit while how much political interest and entanglement trapped him down behind the scenes?
What are the impacts of these drops of tears (seemingly, not crocodile style?) on the Conservative camp vs. the Liberals?
MSNBC uploaded a new video.
BREAKING: John Boehner to resign from Congress at end of October, confirms NBC News.
Read more here:
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Crystal Huang THE Natural Pope:
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Crystal Huang Did his tears irritate the Conservatives?

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Karen Lee Boehner is well known for crying in public.
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Crystal Huang Karen, Last time I knew was "crying and staying". but this time Crying + "Leaving".
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John Harrington Boehner opposed shutting down the entire Government over funding planned parenthood. The GOP is booting him for it. The Government doesn't pay for abortion (The Hyde amendment) and hasn't for 30 years so basically he is being pushed because he thinks womans health is not worth shutting down the entire Government. Another right wing mistake. The current Republicans are hurting themselves more and more. People are leaving the party who just can not do anything right anymore.
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Crystal Huang What a crying baby got what he did not want?
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Crystal Huang Check out all these Treatments to the Pope....
">">How Right-Wing Media Are Welcoming Pope Francis To AmericaThis is how right-wing media welcomed Pope Francis to America:
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How Right-Wing Media Are Welcoming Pope Francis To America

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This is how right-wing media welcomed Pope Francis to America:
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John Harrington Being told from Fox News that he needs an exorcism or he is the worlds most dangerous man, or that he isn't a true Catholic is just priceless. The incredible shrinking party all suffering from "foot in mouth disease". They just go further and further into their darkness. They prove again and again just how radical, small, shallow and dumb they are. Speaking pawns for the rich.
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Crystal 2013 Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Experience:

Fall 2003 to present, Faculty, teaching Sociology, Psychology, American Government, Social Problems, and Diversity Studies via multiple delivery formats (course designer and facilitator for the face to face, online, hybrid, ITV -High School Youth Option, Web-conference, and Accelerated/Evening alternative methods) at the Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC)

Spring 2000 to spring 2003, Lecturer, Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Stout

95-97, TA at the Wayne State College, NE

1. Taught “Introduction to Visual Arts” sections
2. Assisted Design, and Painting studio courses
3. Conducted workshop for Information Literacy and Library Automated System

Professional Experience:

2000 to 2003, adviser of Undecided Student Advisement Program, UW-Stout

1999 to 2000, program assistant at the Undecided Student Advisement Office,

College of Arts and Sciences, UW-Stout

Nov.1997 to Jan.1999, Computer Layout Specialist in the Composing Department and

lifestyle columnist in the Editorial Department of the Dunn County News, Menomonie, WI

1992-93, library assistant, UW-Madison

Civil Servant:

1. Congressional aide at the Legislative Yuan (首屆立法院 國會助理 Congress of Taiwan), Taipei

Job including: coordinating election campaigns, Congressional speech writer and serving constituencies.

2. Taiwan-China policy researcher at the Executive Yuan (大陸工作會報 - 陸委會前身 Central Government), Taipei.

1. Journalist at the Ta Hwa Evening News, Taipei.

2. Cultural/English tour guide at the Ministry of
Transportation, Taipei, Taiwan.

3. Military educator, and English/Japanese instructor.


Ph.D. Learning Technologies (previous Instructional Systems and Technology) , Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Dissertation: Preferences, Pedagogical Strategies,
and Challenges of Instructors Teaching in Multiple Delivery Formats within A 2-Year College Context

M.S. Ed., Art Education, Wayne State College, Nebraska with a minor in Computer Science.
Research Project: Integrating Multimedia Technology into Art Curriculum with Classroom Implementation, 1997.

M.S. Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Major: Social Psychology focusing on Social Movements
Minors: Journalism and Women's Studies. Thesis Title: Multilevel Analysis of A Social Movement-1947, 228 Social Uprising in Taiwan, 1993.

M.A. Socio-political Science (the Graduate Institute of National Development), National Taiwan University. Thesis: Social Ideology and Gender Roles- Women's Issues in Contemporary society, 1986.

Special Training. Major: Military Education. Political Warfare Academy, Army of Taiwan (due to a national crisis, I joined the Army Academy).

B.A. Sociology, National Taiwan University.

Taipei Municipal First Girls' High School.

Areas of Interests

Innovation in Online Education Programs

TPACK Integration of Emerging Technologies

Equity and Quality of Diverse Learning in the Digital Age

Learning Technologies in the post-secondary educational setting

Interdisciplinary collaborative (Education, Social Science, and Technologies) Learning


Interpersonal, enthusiastic, and helpful with strong work ethics

Multiple language ability: Taiwanese, Mandarin, English, and Japanese

Have taken computer science as a minor.
Knowledgeable of C++, JAVA, Assembly language and Web Design
General Software application: Multi-aid, QuarkXpress, Pagemaker, Microsoft Office
2010,Hyperstudio, Inspiration and variety of social media applications
CMS/LMS: BlackBoard, WebCT, E360, Moodle, Joomla.
Authorize tools: Macromedia (DreamWeaver, and Flash)
Web 3.0, Blog 2.0., Cloud Computing, Photoshop/Photodeluxe, Premiere, Illustrator

PC and Mac proficiency

Visual-art making (2-D: Calligraphy; drawing, traditional ink/painting and mixed media;
3-D: mainly, ceramics and other mixed media

Trained quantitative, qualitative and mixed research methods

Statistic software: Spssx, MaxQDA2, and Minitab


WebCT/BlackBoard/E360 (LMS) Teaching Certificates from UW-Stout and CVTC

Hybrid and Web-conference training Certificates from CVTC

Quality Matters Certified Peer-Reviewer

Web Design and ITV Certificates from UW-Stout

General and Special Higher Civil Service Certificates from Taiwan

Academic Activities and Professional Development

1993. Book. Title :The February 28, 1947 Uprising in Taiwan:
A Multi-leveled Analysis of Collective Actions
Author Li-Chin (Crystal) Huang
Publisher: University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1993
Digitized Feb 19, 2008. Length 172 pages

2012, Research proposal: “Why, Afraid of Integrating E-Book Project into A Race, Ethnicity and Diversity Study Course”? accepted by the 28th Distance Learning Conference for presentation at Madison, WI

2010, Research proposal: “Struggles and Triumphs– A Female Minority Social Science Instructor’s Reflection on Sociology Web-conference Course in Facilitating Disadvantaged Learners”, accepted by Association of Educational Communication and Technologies (AECT) for presentation. (The next four research projects, due to my job descriptions in a 2-year college and budget issues, I was unable to attend and present)

2010, Research proposal: “From Quantity to Quality - Quality Matters! But, What and How Does It Matter? –Pursuing Online Courses Quality Assurance One Step at A Time!” accepted by the Association of Educational Communication and Technologies (AECT) for presentation

2010, Panelist, Hybrid Teaching- Panel Discussion, In-Service, 2010, CVTC

2010, Research proposal: “Live Meeting: Web-conference Triumph in Sociology Course facilitation”, accepted by the League of Innovation 2010 Maryland Conference

2010, Research proposal: “Constructing a Bio-ecological System of Teaching and Learning Environment for 2-year College”, accepted by the League of Innovation 2010 Maryland Conference

2009, Presenter: AECT Louisville International Convention
Topic: “What is the Lived Experience of Designing and Teaching Multiple Delivery Methods -Live Meeting, Hybrid, Online, and Face To Face (f2f) within a Semester at a Technical College Setting”? Also presented in a poster session
Paper published in the 2009 AECT Theories and Development Division Convention proceedings

2009, Presenter: AECT Louisville International Convention
Topic: “Learning Information Technologies as Empowering Tools to Narrow the Class and Gender Gap in Rural-Urban Spectrum- A review from Global to U.S. Perspective”.
Paper published in the 2009 AECT Theories and Development Division Convention proceedings

2008, Quantitative Research Project- “Do The Knowledge Of Using The Internet And The Annual Income Level Affect The Total Life Skill Assessments Of Rural Low Income Mothers”? University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (as part of my RA projects)

2008, Co-presenter: The 16th Midwest Quality Research Conference
Topic: “The Lived Experience of Relocated Teachers in Korea”, at St. Thomas University

2008, Presenter, The 1st C & I Research Day
Topic: (Green and Dao) “The Wonder of the Tao-Six Meditation on Science, Spirit, and the Future of Economics”, at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

2008, Co-presenter: “A Brief Introduction to the Multimedia Enhancer” at UW-Stout

2008, Co-presenter: “A Mini-presentation: A brief of CMS” at UW-Stout

2008, Poster presentation: Beauty vs. Artistic Beauty at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

2008, Poster presentation: “Freedom Writers- A Critical Analysis from A Contextual Perspective”, at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

2007-8, Collaborative Research Project: Joined the “Rural Families Speak”– A Multistate, Longitudinal and Multidisciplinary research project, focusing on low-income women’s using information technology, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (as a RA)

2007, Course presentation, “Reflection on the Pedagogies of the Oppressor and the Oppressed”, at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

2006, Research paper: Exploration of PCTMK Model of Hybrid Teaching. Published as an Op-Ed in the Dunn County News

2004, Collaborative project. Assisting professor emeritus Jim Eggert as a translator, illustrator with calligraphy of the Book-“The Wonder of the Tao- A Meditation on Spirituality & Ecological Balance”. FL: Brumby Holding, Inc.

2004, Panelist, UW-System Women's Study Consortium
Topic: “A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study of Childless Issues in Contemporary American Society”, at UW-Stout

2003, Keynote speaker: Annual Spring Awards and Recognition of Multicultural Student Services at UW-Stout

2003, Presenter, “A Cultural Sojourner's ‘Courage to teach’ in Intro-Sociology”, at UW-Stout

2002, Poster presentation, Student and Faculty Research Day:”An Action Research Report on a Spontaneous Thematic Pedagogy in Intro-Sociology”, at UW-Stout

2002, Panelist- International Forum
AAUW Midwest Regional Conference Presentation: “The Trajectory of Women's Transformation via Education - 3 Women's Stories”, at Rapid City, South Dakota

2001, Teaching Day Display, “Sociological Pedagogy-Blending Teaching Strategy to Empower Student Active Learning”, at UW-Stout

2001, Presenter, Professional Development Day: “Enhancing Active Teaching/Learning Via Electronic Application”, at UW-Stout

2001, Research paper: “A Thematic Approach of Teaching Sociology during September 11th Crisis”, accepted to the Midwest Sociologist Conference

1993, Book. The February 28, 1947 Uprising in Taiwan:
A Multi-level Analysis of Collective Actions.
Publisher: University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Affiliations /Associations

American Education and Research Association (AERA)

Association for Educational Communications and Technologies (AECT)

International Society for Technology Education (ISTE)

Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)

Wisconsin Association for Career and Technical Education (WACTE)

National Educational Computing Conference (NECC)


American Sociological Association.

Member of American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Involvements and Awards

Co-chair of Professional Development Committee of Chippewa Valley Technical College Career and Technical Education Association

Co-chair of the Chippewa Valley Technical College Education Association Scholarship Foundation

CVACTE Event/Year Book Coordinator

CVTCEA Event Coordinator

Representative of ALC (Academic Leadership Council –WTCS)

Representative to the Advisory Committees of Renal Dialysis, Surgical Technician and Landscape programs.

Course representative of Social Problems.

2001, nominated and the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to UW-System and Women of Color representing UW-Stout in 2001

2006, nominated and the recipient of the Regional Outstanding Teacher of Chippewa Valley Technical College

2010, nominated to the Teaching Excellent Award at the Chippewa Valley Technical College

Learning and Teaching of Crystal Li-chin Huang