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Sky lantern

12/01/2012

A Tsai supporter (not a professional singer but with a nice voice) made a song, ‘sky lantern’ (天燈). Releasing sky lanterns is considered sending good wishes and praying for good luck. It’s about hope. A clip is now on youtube, edited for this presidential election. The song is in Taiwanese and sounds very Taiwanese. All the lovely photos were taken from Tsai’s campaign website.

I translated the lyrics for those who don’t understand Taiwanese. Sorry for the awful English – not as beautiful as the Taiwanese but hopefully tells you what the words mean.

Red lanterns fly in the sky.
Good wishes are just like stars and the moon.
They fly over mountains and streams.
The love and sentiment can warm up the coldest night.

Lanterns of hope fly in the sky.
Gratitude and encouragement follow one another.
Flying high and flying together, they find us peace and happiness.
We always work so hard and only hope to have a better future.
Happy or sad, we want to be able to tell what we see and how we really feel.

Twinkling lanterns fly in the sky.
They are all in our heart.
The darker the night, the more beautiful they look.
They will always protect our beloved home.

(Just realised that this is my 100th post. Seems fitting to blog about something this nice)

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  1. Gin Shia permalink
    15/01/2012 16:06

    中選會 開票慢 160分鐘後馬才翻盤=>>電視台灌票馬吳?中選會買單?

    質疑小英選票被作掉?

    懷疑統派電視台領先灌票,讓中選會不得不跟進!
    馬金操作電視台一開始就灌票馬吳領先小英,讓綠營傻眼,一路「教育」綠營,你們輸了,讓綠營心裏接受「我們怎麼輸了?我們沒希望了」,心理戰是成功的!要是照中選會計票,我們是贏的,贏了快三小時,怎麼可能後來被馬吳翻盤?

    這會引起大義憤,恐釀騷動。

    國共用盡手段就是要贏!最後以心理戰致勝。

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    2012-01-15 01:44 中國時報

     昨天大選投票結束後,各家電視台在四點多隨即開票,但才過了半小時,
    馬吳配隨即領先蔡蘇配並拉開票數,
    開票後一小時半,馬吳配在各家電視台的票數,
    早以兩百五十萬票大幅領先蔡蘇配的兩百一十萬票,
    開票不到一百分鐘,雙方差距已達四十萬票之多;
    然中選會同時間開的票數,蔡卻還領先馬兩萬票。

     整個開票過程,中選會直到開票三個半小時後,
    票數才終於追趕上各家電視台。

     觀察中選會公布的電腦計票數據,蔡蘇配從一開始就領先,
    開票一小時半後,仍以十四萬票持續領先馬吳配的十二萬票,
    到開票一百分鐘後,蔡英文甚至從一開始僅領先五千票,成長到四十一萬票、
    大幅領先馬英九的三十六萬票達五萬票之多,
    期間中選會開票結果,與電視台完全呈反向發展。

     開票兩小時後,蔡贏馬幅度更拉大到七萬多票,
    隨後蔡贏馬最多一度到九萬多票,
    開票兩個半小時後,電視台的馬蔡票數已經到四百八十一萬比四百一十七萬,
    中選會公佈的卻是兩百零九萬比兩百一十四萬,
    蔡的票數還比馬票數多出五萬票,
    讓在場人士都不解到底該看誰的數據。

     不過在開票後兩小時四十分,馬吳配在中選會的票數則奇蹟似的開始翻盤,
    原先有高達九萬的票數落差,在十分鐘內馬吳極具爆發力的迅速追趕上,
    馬吳配的票數在中選會大螢幕上首度轉為領先,
    當時電視台的開票結果馬早已大贏蔡七十萬票。

    隨後馬吳配的票數,就一路領先蔡蘇配,並逐步跟上各家電視台的數據,
    十五分鐘後,中選會的馬吳配票數更迅速大幅超越蔡三十萬票,
    馬勝蔡的大勢也就此抵定。

    *** 對於開票前三小時中選會和電視台公布的票數有極大落差甚至呈現反向發展,連此番到中選會開票中心參觀的
    ****大陸和國際觀選團人士都一頭霧水,頻問中選會官員,
    ****票數是以上面的大螢幕(中選會數據)還是以下面的小螢幕(各家電視台數據)為主?
    ****怎麼差別這麼大,民間的電視台開票怎比官方的中選會還快? ***

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