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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Day 561 { Lying Kid/Toyota To Recall Cars/Kidnapping } Thursday, October 1, 2009

Day 561 { Lying Kid/Toyota To Recall Cars/Kidnapping }

Today at work, I was playing tag with a couple of the grade 2 kids... They would try to run after me and touch me, then I run after them and vice versa.... A couple of the kids decided to run after me now, but they could not catch me..... There was this one big head kid, and another ADHD kid who were trying to catch me.... And after doing some tricky running moves, those 2 kids (the big head one and the ADHD one) bumped into each other... I think the big head kid accidentally head butted the other guy in his mouth...The ADHD kid started to cry profusely and his mouth was bleeding... The big head kid then started to apologise several times, but this could not stop the ADHD kid from crying like there was no tomorrow....... Suddenly, some other kids came on the scene, and asked what happened..... I tried to tell them... But then the big head kid but in and gave them another story....and even though I didn't understand all of what he said... I know he was saying something of the sort about me accidentally hurting the ADHD kid.... Some other kids saw what took place, and they were all pretending not to see what took place....not saying a word...

I tried explaining again to the other kids but again the big head kid butted in, started shaking his head no and again was hinting that I was the one who caused the incident.... I started to worry a bit because I wasn't sure how badly the ADHD kid was hurt, because he was still crying as if he was being tortured or something.... The big head kid was trying to get me to agree with his story but I slowly slipped away from them.... They also wanted me to continue playing.... about 7 minutes after, the ADHD kid was up and playing again as if nothing happened....... I however exited the scene but learnt a valuable lesson...... I learnt that if something should go horribly wrong, the possibility exist that some of these kids would lie to others (especially teachers and parents) and there would possibly be no one there to defend me...... I have no plans to run around with these kids again.... The wost thing is that, I think that the teachers and parent who these kids would tell the lie to, would very possibly believe them over me.... No no sorry... no more games with these kids....

Totota to Recall vehicles

Be careful if you plan to buy certain toyota's from Japan... Because.....

Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday it will recall 3.8 million vehicles in the United States, its largest U.S. recall ever, to address problems with a removable floor mat that could cause accelerators to stick and lead to crashes.

The recall involves popular models, including the Camry, the top-selling passenger car in the U.S., and the Prius, the best-selling gas-electric hybrid.


Japan again and there "No problem to kidnap kids" policy...

American held in failed bid to snatch own kids

An American father on a mission to reclaim his young children in Japan was arrested for allegedly abducting them while they were walking to school with his ex-wife, officials said Wednesday.

Christopher John Savoie snatched his two children — an 8-year-old boy and 6-year-old girl — by force early Monday in Fukuoka, said Akira Naraki, a police spokesman in the city.

"He shoved them into a car and drove away," Naraki said.

Savoie, 38, was arrested by police as he tried to enter the U.S. Consulate in Fukuoka with the kids, said Tracy Taylor, a spokeswoman at the consulate.

He was arrested after his ex-wife, Noriko, alerted the police.

The divorced couple and the two children were living in Tennessee, but Noriko Savoie came to Japan with the two children in August without informing her ex-husband, Taylor said.

Custody battles between Japanese mothers and foreign husbands are not uncommon in Japan, which has not yet signed the 1980 Hague Convention on International Child Abduction. The aim of the convention is to standardize laws to ensure custody decisions can be made by the appropriate courts and to preserve access rights for both parents.



zRö TöLéRàNçE said...

Dave....Day 561 - who the hell is TOTOTA???


Derri said...

Hey Dave the incident with the kids is disheartening and discouraging.
You are in a foreign land and are a foreigner and would love to know that there was a real support system ever present with you. Rest assured where you cannot find this support in man, it is present in God. So God is always that 'backative' you will ever need. The eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death...Psalm 33:18-19.
If ever in a position where wrongful/unjust judgment will be passed on you are certain that the LORD works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. Psalm 103:6

Nuff blessings