Thursday, September 24, 2009

Taiwan visit

The initial break of the news: Over a phone conversation with a long time friend who lives in Canada, I was asked what is my view/ take on the Dalai Lama's recent visit to Taiwan. This casual question caught me off the guard. My initial response shoot off in a  jumbled and ambiguous ways, parroting the media version of the visit with little critical thinking on the issue from my own. Realizing that my responses did not satisfy my buddy, I started to think more critically , and start to read every commentaries and articles on the Dalai Lama's visit to Taiwan more carefully and mindfully. I feared that my friend might not concur / or share my prospectives on the visit, and so I did not have the courage to ask his opinions.