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Post time 2009-4-10 00:01:26 |Display all floors
Originally posted by jessejames34 at 2009-4-9 10:41

Did you read the article on the bbs, Whampoa?



No, I only read what was written in this thread #1.  I thought the above was a translation from a Chinese posting.  Is there more to it?  I would like to read it.  Please post it here.


Thanks.


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Post time 2009-4-10 00:07:42 |Display all floors
Originally posted by timbatu at 2009-4-9 13:16
This LaoWai is likely from a small town, possibly in Europe.

People die in the street of NY. No one help them.



I was thinking how naïve the writer was judging by his / her conclusion from the man's act.


Ya, I was thinking about New York too, and possibly Chicago ... killing in broad day light.  Anybody cares or dare ?



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Post time 2009-4-10 00:45:28 |Display all floors
Originally posted by iamlost at 2009-4-9 14:40
I don't think so.

It's one thing that people ( if you want to underline Chinese people) tend to be watchers instead of helpers. It's another when it comes to REAL help one could possibly offer on such a scene.

I don't deny those watching around have barely done anything helpful. But you can see obviously that they're settling everything, waiting for ambulance probably. Maybe it's our shame that the position as a traffic coordinater was taken by a foreigner. Is it a game of racing? or what? If he hadn't stood out, do you think there would be NO our people doing it? I don't think so~ I  ...


I agree with you, Chinese people are not just cold, passive onlookers.  THEY DO HELP and my personal experience in China attests to it that the Chinese people are helpful (sympathetic) and DO COME FORWARD if they know you are in trouble and are in need of help.  I met a few rude Chinese in China but I met many, many who are simply great!

Of course, usually when something like this happens, it will attract crowds and onlookers wherever you are.  But, there is really nothing much that the majority of the people can do in accidents where first aid needs to be rendered.  Some "help" may turn disastrous if it is not rendered properly or correctly because we do not know the state and extent of the injury the person has suffered.  A "wrong" move in the zealous act to help may even cost the person his life or life-long paralysis.  What the Chinese guys did, comforting him and calling the ambulance and his family was right.  The gweilo was right too in directing the traffic away from the scene.  The onlookers, on the other hand, are not really doing nothing.  They are helping to keep watch on the victim should his condition suddenly turn for the worse and alert his helpers.

But there is no need (for the writer) because of one GWEILO standing out to redirect the traffic (which he has to, or how else?) to criticise all the Chinese people as "indifferent" which, in fact, was not the case and discredit the reputation of the Chinese people and dampen their morale.


Has the writer ever stopped to question his / her own IGNORANCE?  



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[ Last edited by whampoa at 2009-4-10 12:49 AM ]
When asked what they least admired about the West, they replied
MORAL DECAY, PROMISCUITY and pornography which...
DEGRADED women.

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Post time 2009-4-10 01:46:53 |Display all floors

Remember readers ...

... that whampoa is a foreigner.

She / he does not live in China or know anything about China other than from being a tourist. She / he lives in Singapore, as is just as much a loawai as the man in the photo.

Whampoa is such a vile coward that she / he cannot even offer real thanks to the man who is helping in the photo.

Don't be fooled or confused by whampoa!

PS She / he is also an insomniac and a racist

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Post time 2009-4-10 02:43:37 |Display all floors
Originally posted by voterigger at 2009-4-10 01:46
... that whampoa is a foreigner.

She / he does not live in China or know anything about China other than from being a tourist. She / he lives in Singapore, as is just as much a loawai as the man ...


What has all of what you said got to do with the fact that s/he is right in his/her observations? Especially about the man with the mobile phone who might be calling an ambulance? And holding an umbrella over the victim? That's indifference? No, whampoa hasn't fooled me. He's bang on...!

As for the poster yuan_zcen, how come he sees only the foreigner and not the Chinese assisting? Is it because his eyes are too 'slanted' for him to see the whole picture? Or maybe he secretly aspires to have 'round eyes' himself and sees only the 'round eye' in the picture?

Worse yet he might be filled with self-hate? Even more worse he's a foreign provocateur, like some others on this site...?

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Post time 2009-4-10 02:45:59 |Display all floors

Bang on...!

Originally posted by whampoa at 2009-4-9 06:24



I don't understand what the writer wants.  I wonder why the camera only focused on the gweilo BUT NOT THE 2 CHINESE MEN who squatted next to the ...


My sentiments exactly! Indeed, what does the writer want? What are his/her intentions with such an obviously biased and also distorted interpretation?

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Post time 2009-4-10 07:15:12 |Display all floors

Curious...

Originally posted by yuan_zcen at 3/30/2009 01:23 AM
A helpful respectable LaoWai

Translated and edited from b bs.ifeng.c om


... does anyone have the exact weblink for this story (Chinese, English, or otherwise)?
China's Eccentric 'Uncle Laowai' from Chicago, IL

http://blog.chinadaily.com.cn/home.php?mod=space&uid=135031&do=blog&view=me&from=space

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