Working β€œ996” πŸ’°

In China this April, a 31-year-old former factory worker named Luo Huazhong drew the curtains and crawled into bed. Then he posted a picture of himself there to the Chinese website Baidu along with a message: β€œLying Flat Is Justice.”

By June, American news outlets were describing the β€œlying flat” trend as a natural consequence of China’s hypercompetitive middle-class culture, where employees often report working β€œ996” weeks β€” 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., six days a week β€” a lifestyle praised by the founder of the online shopping giant Alibaba, Jack Ma, and other captains of commerce.

Not only work can be a false idol, but many other desires too. Having a perfect body is a good example, or acquiring a bigger house. Goals we constantly seek can be compared to the golden statues of Scriptures. It takes integrity to revise these false idols, but at the end we prefer to have done it. Or at least I do 😁

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Superfast Train πŸš„

Nowadays, we built a maglev bullet train that can reach speeds of 600 kilometers per hour (373 miles per hour). It made its debut in Qingdao, China, by the state-owned China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation. It’s considered the world’s fastest train.

What would be the fastest way to go to heaven? Through the Virgin Mary, definitely. Or following a saint, throw a group or congregation. This is like going in a superfast highway. Everybody there is heading towards the same direction. Also, the Eucharistic, Confession, of course Baptism, there are many ways πŸ™‚

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America vs China, quick politics πŸ–‹

Recent meetings between the Americans and Chinese seemed like when Khrushchev (URSS Premier from the past) banged his shoe on a desk of the United Nations (this happened around 60 years ago).

Nothing good can be obtained from United States and China meetings, if we were politicians, other than a forced hand shake, an unintended smile, a pair of brilliant shoes,

  • a couple of free headphones for life translations
  • 1 or 2 new Chinese words that we learned…
  • a reporter’s picture for the press
  • a queen size bed in a many-stars hotel
  • the security eyes of a bunch of bodyguards
  • a new tie that we bought for the occasion (or even a whole suit)

Actually plenty of blessings can be seen with the right focus 😎. This apparently dark scenario resembles me as our Julian creature that we invented as teenagers . We ended up laughing too 😁 I get 30% commission