bob_honest wrote:Well, I never understood why a society, being specialized to the extend of having specialists for building houses, butchering animals and massage, must have everyone in the people-slaying business.
There are enough guys who really want to do this, so why should I?
The military is a usefull thing, but not necessarily with me in it.
I'll be up for military service in a couple months. Word has it that I'll get the "two weeks of Tee Dai Yi", which equates to directing traffic in front of a school, answering a phone, or whatever. My lower-left leg is 304 stainless steel--Made In Taiwan--after a motorcycle crash in 1999.
Maybe my military service is ridiculous, but I'll be proud to have completed what is required of me now that I'm a citizen of Taiwan. Whatever I'm asked to do, I'll do my best.
bismarck wrote:People like me who are married and wish to become Taiwanese should also have more options than being pushed into the Amry standing guard with 19 year olds. Part time service and community service utilising a person's skills would be a great idea. I'd like nothing more than to serve for a year or two as a language instructor for naval/coast guard personel, or to provide community language services to people from poorer backgrounds who may not otherwise be able to afford these things.
Big Fluffy Matthew wrote:No.Indiana wrote:How would that work with the language barrier? Would you have to attain a certain proficiency in Mandarin?
"Interesting experience" would probably not be the words the Filipinos who had a nervous breakdown would use...Indiana wrote:Big Fluffy Matthew wrote:No.Indiana wrote:How would that work with the language barrier? Would you have to attain a certain proficiency in Mandarin?
That would make for a very interesting experience...
Big Fluffy Matthew wrote:"Interesting experience" would probably not be the words the Filipinos who had a nervous breakdown would use...
They would say it in Filipino for a start.
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