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Cute November 6, 2017

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Saw this on my way to Taipei from Linkou on a Taipei/Taoyuan airport subway train.

前座男友:My boy friend in the front seat:

I use him to shield wind, rain and foreign objects. I tease him whenever I feel like it.

關於女友:About girl friend:

In her own mind: fat and sloppy,

In the eyes of her admirers: a sexy and easy pray,,

In the eyes of  her boy friend’s mother: a slave,slave,

In the eyes of her father: precious,

In the eyes of her friends: great company,

In the eyes of her boy friend: a perfect 10.

2 hours February 27, 2017

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What: Riding the new Taoyuan International Airport Access MRT, commonly known as 機場捷運。

Who:People going to 長庚,林口,桃園國際機場 and 桃園 from the Taipei main station.

Where: Taipei main Station and Linkou station.

When: 2/27/2017,Monday afternoon at 3

Why: Try the newest Taipei metro line 

How much: Free

Time to get on the MRT: about 2 hours at the Taipei main station.

Wait line: about 8,000 (my guess) people waiting in line to get on.

This is the end of the line. Check out the mobile sign in the crowd. The poor metro worker uses a PA to warn people that it takes 2 hours to get on the MRT from this location.

The line upstairs is still many minutes away from the MRT entrance. People below, us included, just left the station. There are at least four levels from the street level to the track. 

You have no idea how many people taking the advantage of a long (4 days because of 2-28) weekend and free pass to go to Linkou and beyond. Of the 9 stations between Linkou and Taipei main station, Linkou had the highest riders existing the MRT. Why? The Mitsui Linkou Outlet.

This picture was taken when we left the Linkou station. Most, probably all, people on the down escalator are going to Linkou Outlet.

Each of the Taoyuan Airport MRT train has 4 cars and each car takes about 300 people at capacity. During the testing period (one month which ends on Wednesday, 3/1) trains leave the station at 15 minute interval. When it is fully operational, the interval will be 3.75 minutes.

The highest speed I’ve ever observed was 93 km/hour. Most of the time, it traveled considerablly slower than that.

Very few people came for the test ride because it was a work day. Light rain didn’t help either.

Even TV station came to Linkou station to see what’s going on on the 2nd day of the testing period. Not a whole lot of people using this free service.

A bank of brand new ticket machines.

Before the Taoyuan Airport Access MRT began its free service, hardly a soul walked between the Linkou station and the Mitsui Outlet. The crowd the “free” MRT brings in to the outlet is simply unbelievable. But will it bring in more business opportunities after the free rides end?

Well, I am pretty sure that after the free-ride period ends in early April, ridership on this airport access metro line will drop because the ticket price for the ride from Linkou to Taipei main station will be $80 each way, 2.67 times the cost of a bus ride. 

風評:機捷看台灣,一面照妖鏡,唉! December 13, 2016

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臺灣的妖精和妖怪被這一面照妖鏡照的原形畢露,無地自容。像我們這種外來的鄉巴佬,明明看到妖卻以為它是人。明明是個活生生的人,卻做妖里妖氣的事。

文章中提到的 BOT 結構,政府政策反覆無常,官商勾結,貪污回扣,政府效率低落,土地操作從中得利,都是臺灣版的妖精。

這些大大小小的妖精,法術高強,遍佈全省各縣市,在政府的各個階層都有。上至中央縣市,下到地方村里,無所不在。只要一個芝麻綠豆大的政府裏面沾了點銅臭味的地方,就有這些妖精在那施法作怪。他們一擺出障眼法,五花八門的招數就出來了。拼命的吸金,怎麼抓都抓不到。

臺灣還有一款妖精更壞。他們沒有良心,拿台灣人的性命開玩笑,在人吃的東西裏面做手腳,不管他人死活,昧著良心賺大錢。

臺灣這些妖精,雖然戲法不同,在臺灣四處各顯神通,但是,他們全都是從一個地方出來的:

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風評:機捷看台灣,一面照妖鏡,唉!

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機場捷運跳票第七次? November 20, 2016

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跳票乃是政府官員開出來的空頭支票最終無法兌現的意思。也就是政府官員自己掌嘴,自己打臉,自己往自己臉上丟雞蛋的意思。

跟據媒體的報導,機場捷運已經跳票六次了。那就是說,不同的政府官員已經自己掌自己的嘴六次了。一個萬民仰望的政府竟然保證六次,然後跳票六次。這在任何一個國家都應該是一個打破不了的世界紀錄了。

從台北車站邊上,經過三重,新莊,林口去桃園機場的”機場捷運”,經過20年的規劃,數年的建設和測試,現在應該在明年(2017)3月可以開通營業了。

Source: 中國時報

如今我們在林口定居,真希望不會有第七次跳票。不過,政府走到這個地步已經威信全無了。就算再跳一次票,也沒什麽大不了的了。

我們在2013年年初在林口附近探訪時就聽說機場捷運在那年的年底就要通車了。結果通車的消息一直聽到現在,捷運還沒有通。再等半年吧!住在林口的人已經等了十年了。我們才等個三,四年,實在沒有資格發牢騷,你說是不是?

耐心的等吧!

沒用的政府 March 4, 2016

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機場捷運,省時便民,
國家良策,人民期待,
五十一里,起于台北,
途經林口,止於機場,
蓋了十年,老是跳票,
一延再延,拖了六次,
名聲掃地,笑掉大牙,
競爭力弱,實為隱憂,
官員無能,鞠躬道歉,
這種政府,有個屁用。

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資料來源:yahoo news。

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