In This Life

I've been to paradise, but I've never been to me.


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China Train Crash

Two passenger trains collided in eastern China’s Shandong province Monday morning, killing at least 70 and injuring 420, the Xinhua said.

CCTV, China’s state television station, said four French citizens were among the injured.

One train on its way from Beijing to Qingdao, a city in eastern China, derailed and crashed into a train which was traveling from the Shandong city of Yantai to Xuzhou in the eastern Jiangsu Province, according to a report by the state-run Xinhua news agency.

The wreck happened in the city of Zibo in Shandong Province at 4:43 a.m., the report said. Xinhua said the collision was the deadliest train accident in the country since 1997.

"It [the train] toppled 90 degrees to one side and then all the way to the other side," a passenger named Zhang was quoted in Xinhua. "When it finally went off the tracks, many people fell on me and hot water poured out of their thermos flasks."

Xinhua said investigators had ruled out terrorism as a cause of the crash. Its English report said it was human error, while its Chinese-language report attributed the crash to negligence. Human error was to blame for China’s worst train accident in more than a decade, China’s official news agency reported.

Additionally, one of the trains was traveling over its speed limit, Chinese authorities were quoted as saying in the official Xinhua News Agency.

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I didn’t mean to put up this news here. After all, it’s not good news. It’s a piece of totally sad news.

Actually, I read this accident firstly from BBC. This afternoon, I was watching TV programs of BBC World channel. Suddenly, a piece of news titled China Train Crash came into my eyes. I couldn’t believe my eyes at that moment. But when I watched the screen seriously, I found it’s a fact. It really happened!

"Unbelievable! How could it happen?" I asked myself.

Luckily, and to my surprise, China’s official media reported this accident in time. They didn’t "conceal" those deaths and injures.

Someone or some one must be responsible for the accident. They may lose their positions. Or some may even be sent into jail. But who could really be responsible to people who were dead from the crash? Who could save their lives?

They lost their lives just because of this crash. Their families lost them just because of this crash.

What exactly resulted in this crash? Are human error and overspeed enough?

P.S. Trains are the most popular way to travel in China. The nation’s rail network carried 1.36 billion passengers last year, according to The Associated Press. While accidents are rare, the government is trying to extend and upgrade the state-run rail network and introduce more high-speed trains.

Update — The railway reopened to traffic at 2:16 a.m. Tuesday morning after more than 20 hours of interruption caused by the crash.

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Found New Life

Scoring seven points in a quarter is normally nothing for Tracy McGrady.

But today, with his team down 2-0 in the opening round of the playoffs, it meant everything to the Houston Rockets.

T-Mac scored all of those seven in the final 3:29, finally snapping out of a fourth-quarter slump and finishing with 27 to lead the Rockets to a 92-92 victory over the Jazz.

The Jazz wanted to give the Rockets a sweep. Now it has been a joke.

T-Mac, who had scored one point total in the fourth quarter of the first two games of the series, said that this was a very emotional win for them. Yes, it exactly was. The Rockets needs a win more than any other team. And today, T-Mac did it very well. He was fighting like a real man on the floor.

Rafer Alston returned to the Rockets’ lineup today in Utah after missing four straight games because of a hamstring injury. He added 20 points and five assists in his first game. It’s not easy for him. Really very, very hard. But he made it.

Thank Carl Landry. He sacrificed his left front tooth because of an elbow from Carlos Boozer in the second quarter and was bleeding when he was led to the locker room. But he was back for the second half. When the game was nearly over, he swatted away Deron William’s shot that could have won it for the Jazz. Thanks to his key block, the Rockets leaded 2 points and finally won the game.

Today, the Rockets saved themselves for a while for themselves. They are still struggling. They need fighting for their honour.

It seems they have found new life in Utah.Hope they could continue this sweet new life in the rest games, especially Game 4.

Whatever, it’s a big game and a big win. And for the Houston Rockets fans and many Chinese people, at this time, it’s much more helpful than giving them some water when thirsty. They enjoy it.

                                  


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NBA Western & Eastern Conferences Playoffs

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P.S.The Jazz won the season series 2-1 and have the confidence of having come back from down 3-2 to knock out the Rockets last year in the first round. Now they will meet again. And without Yao, how many things could they do? For T-Mac and his teammates, how far will they go this time?

Will they stop in the first-round series again?


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Internship Report

Thank goodness! Finally, I finished my internship report. It’s just a text report. But it nearly brought me a headache.

The basic requirement is up to 4000 words at least. It means too many to me because I don’t have much to write. In other words, I don’t have enough materials. I don’t like this dull writing style. But this report is a must according to the rule. The internship takes 4 credits. I need these 4 credits before graduation.

Whether I like it or not, I have to work it out. So I began to search for some materials and think about what topic I would talk about. Then I decided to write something about my internship in a municipal audit bureau. And I chose China’s Golden Auditing Project as the topic. This topic is very popular at present and has a promising future.

After decision-making, I began to write. Besides, I added some titbits about what I did during the period of anti-blizzard in South China for the additional section. I tried to make this report seem not rather ugly. It took me several hours to write the draft. Then I changed the format including font, passage and page settings in term of official requirements.

Luckily, I have completed it. It’s too tiring. Now I will print it and then hand it in to my professor. But I can’t relax. I still need to continue the work of my graduation essay. Although it’s also tiring.

It’s hard to you when you write something that you’re not willing to write. I’m aware of its hardness.


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So Many Things

I’m listening to a song of Sarah Brightman, So Many Things. And I know there are so many things waiting for me.

Unexpectedly, in the last semester of university, I have so many things to do. I didn’t anticipate its difficulty. I’m not ready for it. I am still worried when I face these things. I don’t know any exact plan. I have ideals, but I don’t know how to realize any of them. I’m too sad right now.

I’m still hunting for a job. A so-so job which brings me not too many salaries or high social position is hard to get. I don’t want much. I just need a job at present. I want to find a job and get ready to do it well. But it seems I’m not good enough. No company or organization has an interest in me. They even didn’t give me a chance to take the interview. It sounds very ugly.

I think I’m excellent, at least competent for a position. But few HR managers agree. That’s the point. I’m struggling. I have to be.

And I’m busy with my graduation work. I must finish my graduation essay and internship report soon. But I can’t do it now. I can’t concentrate on these paper works when I think about the job. I can’t make my heart quiet. So many things have been upsetting my mind.

Out of question, I’m tired. Furthermore, I’m a little bit frustrated. Some told me to be self-confident. I know it’s important. I will always try to make it. But what I need most is a job which could smooth my painful heart. I’m looking for some good suggestions. I’m looking for someone who can encourage me.

I don’t want to be weak.

P.S. So many things have made me not have much time to write entries to post what I think and what I need.


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April Fool’s Day

Today is April 1st on which April Fool’s Day is. It’s celebrated widely in western countries. And now it seems a little bit popular in China, especially among the youth. Sometimes, we play pranks or make some practical jokes on the fellows around. It’s funny.

There are many versions of origin of April Fool’s Day. Each is interesting and meaningful. But please don’t worry. Today I won’t fool you. I’m tired and very busy. I have no time to see someone laugh. I just want you to know what today is and not to forget it.

These days I have a new task, the draft of my graduation essay. Meanwhile, I’m still looking for the opportunities being employed. I have fallen into frustration. I have no idea of what to do. I can’t see the steps clearly.

I hope I could get out of this bad situation as soon as possible. But I’m not sure about it. May I?

Anyway, best wishes for us, for everyone.