Job finder 911: Who’s The Toughest One? Military, Cop, or Maid?
Recently, a continuing and large protest flooded Taiwan’s Presidential palace scrutinizing the administration to take justice on the death of 24-year-old Hung Chung-chiu, who suffered a toilsome training while rendering his military service. In fact, the episode had brought Taiwan citizens together to condemn the administration leading it to invasive issues about the country’s military abuse and expenditures.
The Cop Irony
Contrastingly, I myself was in great awe upon hearing about the above turmoil because I witnessed every day of my two-year living life in Taiwan; I Fear Not the Taiwan Cop. Disparate from the commotion inside the nation’s army I have seen the softer side of the Taiwan cop. Although wrapped with bullet proof vest, clothed in police suit, still they are not in for a fight, instead they are armed with a camera ready to take a snapshot of who’s parking on the wrong side, a pen slicked on its pocket ready to write a parking ticket and equipped with alcohol meter to check drunk drivers.
My Country’s Soldier of Fortune
Tsk, tsk, tsk, all of the sudden I reckon a vivid image of a Philippine soldier, in camouflage, combat gear, and armed with long guns ready to climb the rugged hill facing ahead an uncertain tomorrow while waving a teary goodbye to the family left behind in worry. As to when is home time, it is yet undecided.
The New Army
Wiping all these agitations, it is worth remembering a viral photo of a Filipino housemaid in Singapore named Cristina Joy Gorospe Donato, 33, who gained worldwide attention after the photo was posted on Facebook in which the latter carried the military backpack while following her employee’s son who was doing his military service at that time. Surprisingly, in her interview last April 2011 in The New Paper, she gladly said that it was her will to do so and very happy in doing it because her employer’s family is kind to her. A tough job indeed!
It may be gross to compare all these aforementioned scenarios,thus, the judgment shall be up to you! In case you might know, this story sprung to my mind upon watching the new given government issued military boots from a dear friend of mine.