Archive | November, 2010

Why It Sucks To Be A Woman in Hong Kong

29 Nov

Watch this interesting video where a Chinese girl explain why it sucks to be a female in Hong Kong.

According to her observations there are 3 ways in which HK girl can develop herself:

1) The Sex Object

2) The Virgin Baby-Machine

3) The Career Woman

http://www.youtube.com/v/Gi-GOMeocKQ&hl=en&fs=1&hd=1

Wanted Fame and Paid With Her Life

27 Nov

Wang Bei was 24 years old.

5 years ago she participated in the popular singing contest – “Super Girl”. However, she never became very popular and didn’t feature in newspapers’s headlines.

But finally she did.

Sadly, the reason was her death as a result of suffocation during the plastic surgery on her face.

Why did she make the surgery in first place? Possibly she hoped to make a break-through in her career.

This Chinese Teacher Is Indeed Beautiful

21 Nov

Chinasmackers might remember the recent post featuring the gallery of pictures of one Chinese teacher. She was even tagged as the “sexiest female teacher”.

Well, I am not going to argue about it: tastes are different.

But I am sure that the teacher featured in another blog post will captivate more minds.

Not only she is beautiful. She is also smart. And that’s why she is still “sheng nu“. 

 

Guys! Hurry up!

Chinese Models Become More Popular?

20 Nov

Estee Lauder got Chinese face.

And also Maybelline.

Are we witnessing a new trend in fashion/beauty business? 

Most Widespread Chinese Surnames

19 Nov

According to a study published in 2006 the top 10 Chinese surnames are (in the order):

1)  ()

2) Wáng ()

3) Zhāng () 

 

4) Liú ()

5) Chén ()

6) Yáng ()

7) Huáng ()

8) Zhào ()

9) Zhōu ()

10)  ()

My surname Tao   – while it held position # 98 in 1990, dropped out of top-100 in 2006 😦

Avoid Green Tea During Pregnancy

18 Nov

Some studies show that women should refrain from drinking green or oolong tea during pregnancy.

Here are the main cons:

1) Green tea contains substances that compete with folic acid. The latter is important for the development of fetus neural system.

2) Although less that coffee, green tea stil contains caffeine. Caffeine can increase the risk of miscarriage

3) As other sorts of teas, green tea makes it more difficult for body to absorb iron from food. This in turn can lead to anemia

As a bottom-line – avoid drinking green tea during the first trimester of the pregnancy. Don’t drink tea together with meals. Don’t drink more than 2 mugs of green tea per day.

How Chinese Predict Baby’s Gender

17 Nov

I won’t elaborate on the fact that Chinese families have a preference for sons.

Also most of you know that because of widely practised sex-selective abortions (aborting the female fetuses), the in-pregnancy screening for gender is outlawed in China.

So, what options does it leave to parents who still want to be “in control” of their only baby’s sex?

It seems that besides paying extra-money to perform illegal screening, and using some dubious baby gender predictors – Chinese parents can look for hints from a doctor who makes the ultrasound.

According to a theory, your ultrasound examiner will be likely to impart subtle hints. For example, “take care of the baby” means that you have a boy, while “boys and girls are all the same” implies that you’d better prepare for a girl. 

Beautiful Chinese girl explains you how to eat crabs

15 Nov

Let’s say you bought the crabs from one of those vending machines (advertised in ChinaHush).

But now you don’t know what to do with them? No problem.

Watch this video which:

1) teaches you how to cook and eat the crabs

2) is good to practise your Chinese

3) features a beautiful Chinese girl

What else do you need?  😉

http://www.youtube.com/v/24tJrCaVeMI&hl=en&fs=1

 

Another Guy Scammed in Beijing

14 Nov

Andy is a nice guy from Australia who currently lives in China.

I guess, however, that he regrets now not to be the reader of my blog 😉 .

Otherwise – after reading about the “classic” Beijing tea scam , he wouldn’t fall a victim to the same line

As for the second scam that happened to him on the same unlucky day – well… nothing is new in this world.

One guy already made the whole videotutorial on this topic.

Here is the relevant part (it’s loading slowly – so pause and wait for a while before playing again):

http://www.youtube.com/v/POLWh9XMu9I&hl=en&fs=1

 

Think That Reading In Chinese Is Difficult? Think again!

9 Nov

Yes, learning to reading in Chinese is not easy.

But I have a very inspiring example for you!

Watch the little girl reading Chinese characters. She is just 27 months old!!!

http://www.youtube.com/v/BucqWbq-IAs&hl=en&fs=1

 

You are still not amazed? Then watch the same girl reading in English 🙂

http://www.youtube.com/user/aiangeles#p/a/u/1/-ednk0ivAK0