9June 4th, 2017 | Pressing moments.

A week of drama. A guy my brother worked with ended up like this ham. Good grief. 

Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Sunday. Storms.

6:00 a.m. Rose to the sounds of rain on the window pane. Taiwan has had a dashing of torrential rain island wide these past few days and today is no exception.

10:00 a.m. During a brief break of the rain we went to Carrefour to buy some groceries for Alexander’s weekly meals, some milk cookies and picked up a free laptop bag for Chia using a collection of store promotion coupons I had horded over the past 2 months. 

11:00 p.m. We arrived back home just as the rain began once more. However I still had some other groceries to get at the bakers store. I needed a large bulk pack of Australian cheese slices, a couple of cans of Italian made baked beans and a bulk pack of locally produced saltine crackers. The bakers store mostly imports goods that you can’t find at other stores and it’s cheaper too. Unlike a foreign importer like Costco that does similar except charges you to to be a member and sells merchandise that isn’t really cheaper than other outlets. And I hate the way they delay and check your dockets (after you’ve paid a load of cash and had your items scanned) on your way out and match it to your trolley contents as if you might be a criminal. Let’s face it Costco is the con. Enough said.

12:00 p.m. Skyped with Mum for about 10 minutes but had to delay it until 1:30pm today as I had to feed and put Alexander to bed. Chia was busy making Alexander’s weekly supply of precooked meals. And my father-in-law was knocked out in his bed, snoring through this rainy afternoon. He’s got it all figured out!

1:30 p.m. Finally got back to Mum on Skype to hear the weekly goings on in the land down under. Quite dramatic week they’ve had too.

1st My second brother Glen arrived at his workplace, a large and well known industrial company, to find it surrounded by police cars, ambulance and forensic vehicles. He went inside to discover a night shift worker had been flattened like a pizza in a large tile press. The man was in his 50s and was apparently a bit of a cowboy, not strictly following rules. And so became a meat paddy. Anyways Glen was asked by investigators to explain how the press worked and in the process realized there were still pieces of the fellow on the machine. DAMNN. That’s got to screw with your mind. 

2nd Some Looney in Melbourne decided to hijack an airline but was over powered by passengers who beat him black and blue. What’s more unusual is that the passengers then returned to their seats and waited about an hour for the plane to take off. Incidentally the hijacker turned out to be a nutjob who had been just released from the local funny farm.

3rd My mothers Chihuahua (a breed of little dog) was declaired underweight after going for a checkup at the veterinarian. So now she needs to beef up the little guy. She bought some quality lable pet food that the dog refused to eat. So she decided to get some minced meat from the local butchers, which it ate completely.

And there were other dramas. Anyhow that’s enough for me.


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