历史性的一天 - HISTORIC DAY

今天, 2008年七月四日、 星期五、晴天。

  • 1776年的今天,13个北美殖民地的代表在费城召开第二次大陆会议通过独立宣言。 这一天是美国独立日。
  • 1865年的今天,英国作家路易思卡罗(Lewis Carroll)创作的儿童文学作品“爱丽丝梦游仙境”(Alice in Wonderland)首次出版。
  • 1946年的今天,菲律宾(继日本统治后)脱离美国,成立菲律宾共和国。后来,菲律宾第九任总统奥斯达多·马卡帕加尔(Diosdado Macapagal 1910 – 1997) 把独立日改为6月12日, 并订7月4日为菲美友好日(Filipino-American Friendship Day).
  • 1997年的今天,美国国家航空饯暨太空总署(National Aeronautics and Space Administration,NASA)火星探路者号探測器攜帶著美國首部火星車在火星表面著陸。
  • 2005年的今天, 美國國家航空暨太空總署深度撞擊號探測器釋放出撞擊器撞擊坦普爾1號彗星

今天, 中国大陆台湾的两岸周末包机正式启动了。共11家航空公司的18班包機直航海峽兩岸大陸居民赴旅遊首發團亦搭乘今日包機啟程。 为两岸的关系写下了新篇章。

傍晚与老公坐在电视机前收看8频道的狮城六点半。当这历史性的一刻的画面出现在眼前时, 我竟然掉下了眼泪。我想应该是一种既兴奋又感动的心情吧。

经过了漫长的60年, 今天真的是一个振奋人心的新起点!也为海峡两岸的人民感到高兴!

好的开始就是成功了一半。不管将来两岸政治关系的进展如何,(在这博客里就不谈政治了), 我以很乐观的心情, 希望两岸接下来在友好的关系下、能有更多、更好的合作与发展。不管是中国人, 台湾人, 都是华人。 毕竟五百年前本是一家人。

我衷心的祝福两岸!

Above – news broadcast by New Tang Dynasty TV on the new relation between Taiwan and China – the resumption of direct flights between the two countries starting today (4 July, 20080, after nearly 60 years.

When DS and I were watching the evening Chinese news on Channel 8 (by MediaCorp), I was moved to tears when this historical event was broadcast. It was also my tears of joy as I was just so happy for the people in these two countries.

A good beginning is half the success, as the Chinese saying goes. I really wish that there will be peace and better ties between the two countries moving forward. I am sure this is also the wish of many around the world. After all, whether Taiwanese or Mainland Chinese, they are all Chinese.

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