2019年4月3日 星期三

Hello, Taitung Person 台東人妳好 9


In the Hello, Taitung Person entries I'll be interviewing local residents.  They decide what kind of biographical information to include.  Some people are more private individuals, and I respect that.  Others are happy to make their presence known, and I respect that too.  在 "台東人你好" 這些文章中我會介紹當地的居民.  這些資訊是他們同意分享的.  有的人比較重視隱私,  有的人則開心地讓他人更認識自己.  我尊重這二者不同的做法.

All numbered questions were chosen randomly from a list of 44 questions.  下列編號的問題是隨機由四十四個問題中選出來的. 

The thoughts and opinions expressed below belong to the person offering them, and may not be shared by the person writing this blog.  下列是被訪問者的想法與意見, 與寫這個blog的我不一定一樣.




Chinese Name 中文名字: (It's a secret! 這是秘密!)
English Name 英文名字: Joyce
Employment 工作地點: Teacher 老師
Country of Origin 國家: Taiwan 中華民國
Age 年齡: 50 歲
Place of Residence in Taitung 住在台東地區: Taitung City 台東市
Favorite Color 最喜歡的顏色: purple 紫色


1. Q: How do you feel about temple festivals? 妳對廟會有什麼意見?

A: 很熱鬧, 也很吵鬧.  有時候喜歡, 有時候不喜歡.  Very lively, but also very noisy.  Sometimes [I] like [them], sometimes [I] don't like [them].

2. Q: In what ways is Taiwan better than other countries?  台灣哪裡比其他國家更好?

A: 人情味.  便利商店.  水果是全世界最好吃的.  風景很優美.  Kindness.  Convenience stores.  The fruit here is the best in the world.  The scenery is very beautiful.

3. Q: What time do you usually go to bed?  Why?  妳通常幾點睡覺?  為什麼?

A: 十二點到一點吧, 因為很累的時候有工作要做.  等到做完該睡覺就睡不著了.  Between 12 and 1, because sometimes [even though] I'm very tired I still have work to do.  By the time [I'm] finished find it difficult to sleep.

4. Q: What do you usually do after work?  妳下班之後通常做什麼?

A:  接送小孩, 弄晚餐.  當然, 是一放學先把學校的事做完.  Pick up [my] kids and make dinner.  Of course, once the school day is over I first [need to] finish my work at school.

5. Q: How would you like to see Taitung develop (or not develop) in the future?  妳對台東未來的發展有什麼看法?

A: 我覺得不要太繁榮, 保持比較原始的狀態, 但是這樣很多人是不同意的, 因為很多人想要有工作機會.  I think it's better that [the county] doesn't become too prosperous, and its original character is preserved, but many people would oppose this idea because  many people want more job opportunities.

6. Q: When you were a kid, what was your favorite subject in school?  妳上小學的時候最喜歡哪一個科目?

A: 數學, 音樂, 體育.  (因為以前很少科目.)  Math, music, PE.  (Because there weren't so many subjects before.)

7. Q: What other parts of Taiwan have you lived in?  For how long?  除台東之外妳還在台灣住過哪些地方?  住多久?

A: 台北市.  我想一下...  二十二年.  Taipei City.  Let me think a moment... 22 years.

8. Q: How do you overcome some Taiwanese people's fear of talking to foreigners?  一些台灣人和外國人交談會害怕, 妳是如何克服這問題的?

A: 你是指我嗎?  對啊!  我也很害怕!  因為不會講英文啊!  我是如何克服喔?  只要外國人講中文的時候我就不怕了!  Are you talking about me?  Yes!  I'm also afraid!  Because I don't speak English!  How do I overcome this fear?  I'm only not nervous when foreigners speak Chinese!

9. Q: Is it better or worse to be a homosexual in Taiwan?  Why?  住台灣當同性戀的人比較好嗎?  為什麼?

A: 不好.  因為別人會用異樣的眼光看他們, 然後家裡長輩比較沒辦法接受.  [It's] bad.  Because [even though] other people will see them differently, the older members of their family will not be able to accept them so easily.

10. Q: How could Taiwan be better?  台灣一部分可以更好?

A: 政治.  不要吵吵鬧鬧.  環境可以更乾淨.  如果更富有就更好了.  Governance.  [They need to] stop arguing.  The environment could be cleaner.  If [Taiwan] was richer it would be better.

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