97 Year Old Mayor
It is said the township of Tinton Falls of New Jersey elected its mayor, Vito Perrilo, who’s 97 years old. It’s a town about half an hour drive from Edison. I wonder if he can get on Guinness World Records for being the oldest mayor in the world. It is said that to campaign for the last election four years ago, he knocked on many doors and talked to many people, wearing out two pairs of shoes. That’s a lot of walk for a nonagenarian.
Truck Driver Elected To The State Senate
It is said Edward Durr, a truck driver, becomes the Senator-elect in New Jersey. He only spent $153.31 on his campaign for the primary and $2,300 for the general election. His opponent, on the other hand, spent $305,000. Nobody expected Durr to win, himself included. This is so unbelievable. Somehow I just feel that the voters really dislike the moneyed election system so much that they deliberately voted for the underdog just for the hell of it. New Jersey’s local election is so outrageously expensive that it is beyond comprehension.
It is said Amazon is going to build two stores along the Jersey shore. I mean real stores that we can go in and purchase something. I really don’t understand what this means. Does this mean Amazon is going to compete with Costco and Walmart in New Jersey?
There’s a recall of the herbal medicine, Angelica sinensis, from many Asian stores. It is said the lead and cadmium content are too high. I’ve heard this for years that many traditional medicines have abnormally high heavy metal elements. I’ve tried several despite knowing the health risk. Yes, I often do stupid things and this is one of them.
A Mother And Her Two Kids
Last week, Ms. Chou suffocated her two kids, one seven year old and one ten month old. She lives in Somerset, which is half an hour from Edison. I just feel so sad and so sorry when tragedies like this happen. I mean she must be mentally ill, but nobody wants to acknowledge it, including herself. Now people are paying attention because she committed this unspeakable crime. Mental health issue is particularly prominent among immigrants since we don’t have our relatives around here who can support and comfort us when we have problems.
It is said she killed her kids and tried to commit suicide by the roadside where there’s a little river or a lake. However she’s discovered before she could end her own life. She must have thought she has to die and there’s no way out, but she is wrong. Most of the time, life has alternatives. Try not to believe that there is only one correct answer, which most of us learned in school. That’s not true. Life has many alternatives and a change of perception will make a lot of difference.