Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Mercedes covered with Swarovski crystals in London


A smart way to capture public's attention by doing something unusual .....
 



Mercedes covered in a million Swarovski crystals dazzles in London

Russian student Daria Radionova showed off her sparkly Mercedes outside Harrods in Knightsbridge

A diesel Mercedes CLS, thought to be owned by a Russian woman who lives in London, managed to outdo the Arab playboys who drive around the capital by having her car covered in thousands of Swarovski diamonds. The Mercedes caused a stir when it was parked outside a restaurant on Basil Street, near Harrods in Knightsbridge.
A Russian woman who lives in London managed to outdo the Arab playboys who drive around the capital by having her car covered in thousands of Swarovski diamonds Photo: Alex Penfold / SWNS.com
 
A Russian motorist has attracted plenty of attention in the capital while cruising around in a Mercedes covered in a million Swarovski crystals. 
Daria Radionova, 21, wowed Londoners with her sparkly supercar parked outside Harrods in Knightsbridge on 18 September. 
The business student, who paid £20,000 for the crystals, shared pictures of her flashy, customised car on Instagram. 
"I wanted to have something unique and do something special,” she told Mail Online.
 
"The people who did it came over from Russia and worked for 12 hours a day for two months on the car.” 
Dozens of pictures of the Mercedes CLS 350 spotted around London have been posted on social media. 


Ms Radionova says she has no problems cleaning the car and uses a regular sponge and soapy water. 

An influx of million-pound supercars, many belonging to Middle Eastern millionaires, was seen in the capital over the summer. 

(Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11115753/Mercedes-covered-in-Swarovski-crystals-dazzles-outside-Harrods-in-Knightsbridge.html)

 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Smart Shiba Inu Brings Visitors to the Store in Japan


This is a popular and cute video clip of this Japanese shop owner with her Japanese breed dog called, Shiba Inu which becomes a talk on social website recently. It is not surprising that this Shiba Inu has already well-known on Japanese news. This Shiba Inu shows up like a typical "owner" of the convenience store as when someone steps in front of the counter in a suburban town of Japan. He manages to attract many visitors and customers to drop by the store in order to visit him.
 

 
(Source: yu kuwana on Youtube)

Friday, July 4, 2014

Japan's Real Moving Thomas The Tank Engine Running on Shizuoka's Oigawa Line


If you haven't been to Japan before, you will be surprised seeing many fairy tales, anime characters or anything including robots which can be designed to make them "alive" for the fans out there. 

To me, visiting to Japan is similar to traveling out of the dimension in order to see many incredible things and experience the "fantasy" lifestyle which can only be found in Japan (not even other parts of the world).

This is another example of how a normal train turns into the life-size moveable Thomas The Tank Engine to attract children and the fans to ride this train during the summer holidays.


So can it go 300mph? Bullet train fans Japan recreate life-size Thomas The Tank Engine, attracting hundreds of children

  • Young fans of Thomas The Tank Engine can now enjoy rides on real railway line on the famous blue locomotive Company which built the train say they have been surprised at how popular it is with hundreds of children watching test runs Thomas The Tank Engine is so popular in Japan there are already two theme parks dedicated to him
By James Rush
For decades Japan has been a world leader in the production of high-speed bullet trains.

But it has now entered a different locomotive market altogether, after recreating a life-size Thomas The Tank Engine.

The TV steam engine character is in fact so popular in Japan there are already two themeparks dedicated to him and his friends.


Thomas The Tank Engine has been recreated as a life-size steam engine in Japan
Thomas The Tank Engine has been recreated as a life-size steam engine in Japan
Young fans of Thomas can now enjoy a venture on a real railway on the famous blue locomotive
Young fans of Thomas can now enjoy a venture on a real railway on the famous blue locomotive



But young fans of Thomas can now enjoy a venture on a real railway on the famous blue locomotive.

Shizuoka Prefecture's Oigawa Line, which created the life-size Thomas The Tank Engine, have been surprised at how popular the train has become.

They have said that at times hundreds of children have turned up at the station to catch a glimpse of their hero as he stages test runs, and where possible to go for a ride.

The railway line operators expect the Thomas The Tank Engine trips to be sold out in school breaks this summer.


Spokesman Tsuguto Nishi said: 'I am not surprised Thomas and his friends are also present here, after all, they come from the island of Sodor, and Japan is an island as well that is also with beautiful countryside like Thomas' home island.' 

So far the move seems to have gone down well, although engineers initially had problems making sure the smoke coming from the locomotive was its trademark white colour, and not discoloured by the occasional black plume. The character of Thomas The Tank Engine first appeared in The Railway Series books by the Reverend Wilbert Awdry and his son Christopher. He became the lead character in the television series Thomas & Friends however after British writer and producer Britt Allcroft came across the books in 1979. 

(Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2669347/So-300mph-Bullet-train-fans-Japan-recreate-life-size-Thomas-The-Tank-Engine-attracting-hundreds-children.html)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Seoul's Mapo Bridge: "The Bridge of Life" to Curb Suicide


South Korea is one of the top OECD countries with the highest commit suicide rate. Most of the commit suicide are ended at Mapo Bridge in Seoul, South Korea. Thus, Samsung Life Insurance implements a simple and brilliant idea by lighting up the Mapo Bridge with touching messages in order to curb suicide. More than 2,000 LED lights are installed with technology sensors along the bridge where the message with light will pop up as you walk pass in order to give encouragement to the person with a hope and dream.
As such, this Mapo Bridge campaign is called "The Bridge of Life."



South Korean Seniors Learn How to Die ‘Well’ to Curb Suicide


Jun 12, 2014 9:48 AM GMT+0800  Source: Bloomberg News



Photographer: Pedro Ugarte/AFP/Getty Images
Pictures of children are displayed along the railing of the Mapo Bridge to dissuade potential suicides, in Seoul, South Korea.


Park Kyung Rye enrolled in a “well-dying” class in Seoul when the death of her husband of six decades left the 80-year-old South Korean battling thoughts of suicide.
Lonely and ailing she sought relief in the six-week course that seeks to show seniors how to appreciate life by preparing for death. The well-dying class -- the name is a play on well-being -- reflects efforts to combat the developed world’s highest elderly suicide rate in a country where the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development estimates 37 percent of the population will be older than 65 by 2050.
“I’m now more at peace with myself and my husband’s passing,” Park said in an interview. “I rediscovered life in the light of death and promised myself I wouldn’t think of suicide but live as happily as possible until a natural death claims me.”
Many of the generation that built Asia’s fourth-biggest economy from the ruins of the Korean War now find themselves mired in poverty, left behind by the economic boom they helped construct. For President Park Geun Hye, elderly suicide is both a threat to public health and a test of her pledge to improve support for seniors, who are a key to her Saenuri party maintaining power after her term ends in 2018.
Almost 5,000 South Koreans over the age of 60 took their lives in 2012, from 4,300 five years earlier, spurring efforts to convince people like Park Kyung Rye that there is an alternative. The jump is one reason why South Korea has the highest suicide rate among OECD nations.

Economic Impact

The economic costs of depression and suicide surged 42 percent between 2007 and 2011 to 10.4 trillion won ($10.2 billion), the National Health Insurance Service said in a January report. About two thirds of that comes from lost potential income and nearly a third from a resulting drop in productivity, the report said.
Young Koreans who commit suicide are often driven by the pressure of the country’s hyper-competitive education system and job market. For the elderly, the cause tends to be penury. The poverty rate among South Korea’s elderly was the highest in the OECD at 49.3 percent in 2012.
“We’re headed for one unhappy society that’s both aged and suicidal,” said Lee Jung Min, professor of labor economics at Seoul’s Sogang University. “A high suicide rate is a sign of economic disparities, and if it continues it will weigh on productivity and consumer sentiment by affecting families, friends and all the people related to the victims.”

Limited Pensions

Korea was slow to reward its elderly for building one of the world’s most dynamic economies after the war. South Korea’s pension system began in 1988 and didn’t cover all workers until 1999. It wasn’t made retroactive to those working before its inception, and people covered at the tail end of their careers qualified for limited payouts. A basic minimum payout for the elderly was added in 2008.
The OECD estimates that only one fifth of seniors receive a regular pension, while 70 percent get the minimum old-age benefit. That payout is set at about 5 percent of the average wage, a fraction of the minimum living cost of 20 percent, the OECD says.
“The state pension system began too late and those who were able to sign up stayed with the program too short to receive enough money,” Moon Hyung Pyo, Minister of Health and Welfare, said in written comments. “Another reason the poverty rate is high is that our seniors were too occupied with caring for their parents and educating their children to prepare for their own retirement.”

Senior Classes

With the elderly poverty rate rising, the government is stepping up spending on suicide prevention with efforts such as the well-dying schools, which have spread since 2006 when the welfare center in northeast Seoul that the retired Park attended was one of the first to open. Dozens of the courses have sprung up around the country, offered by the staff of public and private welfare organizations and generally held at their facilities.
The Nowon senior welfare center has held 20 classes since starting its program. It covers the 2 million won cost for the course, and has conducted the classes for 400 seniors, including Park, for free.
Park, a retired house cleaner with no pension, relies on support from her three children to get by. She lives in a 20-year-old government-built apartment in northern Seoul that her husband purchased with a lump-sum pension payout from his job as a civil servant.

‘Bad Thoughts’

“The loneliness of being left alone pushed me to the edge,” said Park. “The chronic pain in my legs and back made it worse. I was unprepared to live alone and started having bad thoughts, very bad thoughts.”
At the school Park joined nearly 20 other seniors in embracing their mortality. They visited a crematorium and a possible resting place for their ashes in a nearby forest. They had portrait photos taken, which are traditionally displayed at Korean funerals. They wrote autobiographies, made video messages for their families, and crafted plaster replicas of their hands as symbols of appreciation for themselves. Park keeps hers on top of her television set.
“South Koreans tend to think of death as a quick way to end their difficulties,” said Park Hoon, a researcher at the Institute of Life and Death Studies at Hallym University in Chuncheon near Seoul. “But death should be seen as a reminder of how precious life is and why life is so worth living. That’s what well-dying schools try to teach, by confronting their students with the positive nature of death.”

‘Learning Death’

The welfare of seniors emerged as a hot topic in the December 2012 election. Park, who won three quarters of the votes of South Koreans over the age of 60, campaigned on a platform of expanded social spending, including pension payments.
After months of wrangling over funding, parliament last month passed a scaled-down version of Park’s proposal for a senior payout to replace the 2008 minimum payment. The new payout to those over 65 provides a monthly allowance of 200,000 won, or less than $200.
“It’s too early for us to give up on our potential,” Lee Gae Suk, an 81-year-old former teacher and well-dying school graduate said, showing off a 30-page chronicle of her life with a graph showing its ups and downs. “Hard times come for old people like us, but suicide is the worst answer to it. That’s what I understood by learning death.” 

(Source:  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-11/south-korean-seniors-learn-how-to-die-well-to-curb-suicides.html)


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Shocking Facts: Processed Meat & High Cancer Risks


I remembered, the English Chef, Jamie Oliver said once in one of his healthy food program, when we can't understand the scientific term of the ingredients then, it's definitely not a fresh food. Majority of processed food either they are from fast food chain or prepacked in the packaging which you normally find them in supermarkets, are mostly contained with chemical to prolong the food freshness. 

To live a healthy lifestyle, start your day by preparing your meals such as burgers, nuggets, hotdogs, hams, pizzas, fish balls, meat balls, crab meat, fruits, pasta noodles (including sauces) or any kind of canned food that you normally rely on, from the basic fresh ingredients which are vegetables, meats and fruits.

It is believed that the more we consume processed meat, the higher risk of suffering from cancer diseases.

So, start your healthy lifestyle with healthy and fresh food.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Top 10 Most Tourist Destinations in the World in 2013


Are you planning for a trip? You may try visiting one of the world's growing tourist destinations or top 10 most visited countries in the world.


The world's fastest-growing tourist destinations

2013 was a record year for international tourism, and some destinations are experiencing massive jumps in the number of people choosing to holiday there. Check out the 10 fastest-growing destinations

March 24, 2014 Source: Singapore Yahoo! News

10. Taiwan 
Taiwan recorded a 9.7 percent increase in the number of international arrivals year on year.

 The world's fastest-growing tourist destinations

9. United Arab Emirates 
Visitors to the UAE rose 10.4 percent in 2013.

The world's fastest-growing tourist destinations

8. Russia 
The number of holidaymakers to this vast land increased by 10.5 percent.
 The world's fastest-growing tourist destinations

 7. Turkey 
Turkey's increase in international visitors is on par with Russia's at 10.5 percent.
The world's fastest-growing tourist destinations

6. Vietnam 
Visitors to Vietnam rose by 10.6 percent year on year. 

The world's fastest-growing tourist destinations

5. Philippines 
Despite the catastrophe of Typhoon Haiyan, international arrivals to the Philippines received as 11.2 percent lift year on year.
The world's fastest-growing tourist destinations 

4. Greece 
Tourists seem to be taking advantage of the cheaper costs of a Greece holiday in the wake of the country's economic slump. International visitors rose by 15.5 percent.
The world's fastest-growing tourist destinations

3. Thailand 
While Thailand's international arrivals received a 19.6 percent boost year on year in 2013, the violent protests seen this year could well slow the growth considerably as holidaymakers steer clear.
 The world's fastest-growing tourist destinations

 2. Kazakhstan 
A surprising addition to the list, Kazakhstan enjoyed a whopping 21.9 percent increase year on year.
The world's fastest-growing tourist destinations
  
1. Japan  
Japan experienced the greatest growth last year with a 24 percent jump in the number of foreign tourists, taking it to a record 10 million visitors. The spike can be attributed largely to the weakened yen and a concentrated effort to build-up the tourism industry that took a blow following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
 The world's fastest-growing tourist destinations

(Source: http://sg.entertainment.yahoo.com/photos/the-world-s-fastest-growing-tourist-destinations-slideshow/strong-worlds-fastest-growing-tourist-photo-212534286.html)

Friday, February 21, 2014

Li Ka-Shing Shares Money Wisdom of Five-year Plan


This is a very good article for everyone, especially for all young generation who are indulged in the world of materialism. Li Ka-Shing shares some motivational and useful tips on how to manage your financial and cash flow in more effective way. This is highly recommended for young working adults to learn managing their cash flow wisely instead of landing into debts. 

It is not too late for us to learn managing by dividing our income into five parts; 
  • Firstly, take care of your health, 
  • Secondly, Invest in your social circle so that you constantly meet new people and gain knowledge, 
  • Thirdly, improve your knowledge & skills through reading book and attending courses/seminars.
  • Fourthly, reward yourself by traveling which is also a way to improve yourself by learning about other lifestyle, culture and develop a new self through experience of life
  • Lastly, to save in the bank and also learn to invest as well.

However, Li Ka-Shing had forgotten to include the home rental, paying for car loan or transportation fees to and fro the work place as well as some might need to pay their tuition fees. Whichever it is, I feel that diving our income into five parts have to be depending on the salary earned and scenario background. For those who are just started working with small income, they might only be able to divide into two to three parts such as food (health), improve knowledge through reading and paying off the tuition and car loans besides, monthly rental. For those who are able to earn an affordable level of income, it's not impossible for you to apply this method of managing your financial flow from Li Ka-Shing
 

Li Ka-Shing teaches you how to buy a car & house in 5 years

Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing shares some of his money wisdom, outlining an inspirational five-year plan to improve one’s lot in life

Monday 17 Feb 2014  Source: Business, e27

 


This article is translated from the original Chinese by Edmund Ng at CeoConnectz. 

Suppose your monthly income is only RMB 2,000, you can live well. I can help you put money into five sets of funds. 

The first $600, second $400, third $300, fourth $200, fifth $500. The first set of funds is used for living expenses. It’s a simple way of living and you can only be assigned to less than twenty dollars a day. A daily breakfast of vermicelli, an egg and a cup of milk. For lunch just have a simple set lunch, a snack and a fruit. For dinner go to your kitchen and cook your own meals that consist of two vegetables dishes and a glass of milk before bedtime. For one month the food cost is probably $500-$600. When you are young, the body will not have too many problems for a few years with this way of living. 

Second set of funds: To make friends, expand your interpersonal circle. This will make you well off. Your phone bills can be budgeted at RMB 100. You can buy your friends 2 lunches a month, each at $150. Who should you buy lunch for? Always remember to buy lunch for people who are more knowledgeable than you, richer than you or people who have helped you in your career. Make sure you do that every month. After one year, your circle of friends should have generated tremendous value for you. Your reputation, influence, added value will be clearly recognized. You’ll also enhance your image of being good and generous. 

Third set of funds: To learn. Monthly spend about RMB 50 to RMB 100 to buy books. Because you don’t have a lot of money, you should pay attention to learning. When you buy the books, read them carefully and learn the lessons and strategies that is being taught in the book. Each book, after reading them, put them into your own language to tell the stories. Sharing with others can improve your credibility and enhance the affinity. Also save up $200 per month to attend a training course. When you have higher income or additional savings, try to participate in more advanced training. When you participate in good training, not only do you learn good knowledge, you also get to meet like-minded friends who are not easy to come by. 

Fourth set of funds: Use it for holidays overseas. Reward yourself by traveling at least once a year. Continue to grow from the experience of life. Stay in youth hostels to save cost. In a few years you would have travelled to many countries and have different experiences. Use that experience to recharge yourself so that you’ll continually have passion in your work. 

Fifth set of funds: Invest. Save the $500 in your bank and grow it as your initial startup capital. The capital can then be used to do a small business. Small business is safe. Go to wholesalers and look for products to sell. Even if you lose money, you will not lose too much money. However, when you start earning money, it will boost your confidence and courage and have a whole new learning experience of running a small business. Earn more and you can then begin to buy long-term investment plans and get long-term security on your financial wealth being of yourself and your families. So that no matter what happens, there will be adequate funds and the quality of life will not decline. 

Well, after struggling for a year and if your second year salary is still RMB 2,000, then that means you have not grown as a person. You should be really ashamed of yourself. Do yourself a favour and go to the supermarket and buy the hardest tofu. Take it and smash it on your head because you deserve that. 

If your monthly income is at RMB 3,000, you must still work very hard. You must try to find a part time job. It will be great to find part time sales jobs. Doing sales is challenging, but it is the fastest way for you to acquire the art of selling and this is a very deep skill that you will be able to carry it for the rest of your career. All successful entrepreneurs are good sales people. They have the ability to sell their dream and visions. You’ll also meet many people that will be of value to you in the later part of your career. Once you’re in sales, you will also learn what sells and what not. Use the sensitivity of detecting market sentiments as a platform for running your business and in the identification of product winners in the future. 

Try to buy minimal clothes and shoes. You can buy them all you want when you’re rich. Save your money and buy some gift for your loved ones and tell them your plans and your financial goals. Tell them why you are so thrifty. Tell them your efforts, direction and your dreams. 

Businessmen everywhere need help. Offer yourself to do part time for any kind of opportunities. This will help to hone your will and improve your skills. You will start to develop eloquence and soon, you’ll be closer to your financial goals. By the second year, your income should be increased to at least RMB 5,000. Minimum it should be RMB 3,000, otherwise you would not be able to keep up with inflation. 

No matter how much you earn, always remember to divide it into five parts proportionately. Always make yourself useful. Increase your investment in networking. When you increase your social investment, expand your network of contacts, your income also grows proportionately. Increase your investment in learning, strengthen your self confidence, increase investment in holidays, expand your horizons and increase investment in the future, and that will ultimately increase your income. 

Maintain this balance and gradually you will begin to have a lot of surplus. This is a virtuous circle of life plans. Your body will start to get better and better as you get more nutrition and care. Friends will be aplenty and you will start to make more valuable connections at the same time. You will then have the conditions to participate in very high-end training and eventually you’ll be exposed to bigger projects, bigger opportunities. Soon, you will be able to gradually realize your various dreams, the need to buy your own house, car, and to prepare an adequate education fund for your child’s future. 

Life can be designed. Career can be planned. Happiness can be prepared. You should start planning now. When you are poor, spend less time at home and more time outside. When you are rich, stay at home more and less outside. This is the art of living. When you are poor, spend money on others. When you’re rich, spend money on yourself. Many people are doing the opposite. 

When you are poor, be good to others. Don’t be calculative. When you are rich, you must learn to let others be good to you. You have to learn to be good to yourself better. When you are poor, you have to throw yourself out in the open and let people make good use of you. When you are rich, you have to conserve yourself well and don’t let people easily make use of you. These are the intricate ways of life that many people don’t understand. 

When you are poor, spend money so that people can see it. When you are rich, do not show off. Just silently spend the money on yourself. When you are poor, you must be generous. When you are rich, you must not be seen as a spendthrift. Your life would have come full circle and reach its basics. There will be tranquility at this stage. 

There is nothing wrong with being young. You do not need to be afraid of being poor. You need to know how to invest in yourself and increase your wisdom and stature. You need to know what is important in life and what is worth investing in. You also need to know what you should avoid and not spend your money on. This is the essence of discipline. Try to avoid spending money on clothing, but buy a selective number of items that have class. Try to eat less outside. If you were to eat outside, do make sure you buy lunches or dinners and foot the bill. When buying people dinner, make sure you buy dinners for people who have bigger dreams than you, and work harder than you. 

Once your livelihood is no longer an issue, use the remainder of your money to pursue your dreams. Spread your wings and dare to dream! Make sure you live an extraordinary life! 

Famous theory from Harvard: The difference of a person’s fate is decided from what a person spends in his free time between 20:00 to 22:00 . Use these two hours to learn, think and participate in meaningful lectures or discussion. If you persist for several years, success will come knocking on your doors. 

No matter how much you earn, remember to split your salary into five parts. Take care of your body so that it will still be in good shape. Invest in your social circle so that you will constantly meet new people where you can learn new knowledge from. Expanding your network will also have an important impact in how much you earn eventually. Travel every year and expand your horizons. Also keep abreast with the latest developments in the industry. If you follow this plan diligently, you will soon see big surplus in your funds. 

Whatever happened in the past is over. Do not dwell on past mistakes. There’s no point crying over spilt milk. Everybody makes mistakes. It’s what you learn from the mistakes, and promising yourself not to repeat those mistakes that matters. When you miss opportunities, don’t dwell on it, as there are always new opportunities on the horizon. 

Being able to smile when being slightly misunderstood is good upbringing. When you’re wronged and you smile with calmness, it is generosity. When you’re being taken advantage of and you can smile, you’re being open-minded. When you are helpless and you can do a philosophical smile, you’re in a calm state. When you’re in distress and you can laugh out loud, you’re being generous. When you’re looked down and you can calmly smile, you’re being confident. When you’re being jilted in relationships and you can smile it off, you’re being suave. 

There are many people who are struggling to make ends meet. It doesn’t matter if you are rich or poor. There are lessons for all to learn from Li Ka Shing. 

(Source: http://mirror.e27.co/li-ka-shing-teaches-buy-car-house-5-years/)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Ttongsul (Korean Poo Wine) Believed to Cure Everything by VICE Japan


More than a year ago, I posted a funny and bizarre story about the virgin boys' urine soaked-eggs which are mainly consumed by Chinese people in Dongyang, China. This is the link of the post if you don't recall it: http://www.mycharminggirl.com/2012/03/virgin-boys-urine-soaked-eggs-in-china.html

Recently, I had seen more bizarre traditional medicated Korean Poo Wine which is also known as "Ttongsul" on VICE documentary channel. To be honest, it's very gross to watch the process of mixing young children's feces and Korean Rice Wine with alcoholic content of around 9% before fermented them for a week and turned into Korean Poo Wine or "Ttongsul" for medicinal drinking consumption. I really salute at this brave Japanese correspondent, Yuka Uchida who traveled to South Korea and investigated the traditional Ttongsul which was believed to be able to cure everything, as according to this traditional Korean medicine specialist, Dr Lee Chang-soo. She also challenged herself to taste the Korean Poo Wine or "Ttongsul."

This is a short documentary about Korean Poo Wine by VICE Japan which published on Youtube channel on August 16, 2013



(Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYc1XqfU-Jo)


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Handsome Reporter becomes Sudden Popular at Thai Elections 2014


Thousands of journalists and reporters from all around the world traveled to Bangkok, Thailand to cover the news on Thai Elections recently. However, this handsome Japanese reporter turned out to be the headline news in most of Thai media because of his good looks. This handsome hunk is Daijiro Enami, a young Japanese reporter who works for Fuji Television Network. He became popular after his pictures were uploaded by journalists and Thai protestors on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.


Handsome Japanese reporter steals the show during Thai elections

Handsome Japanese reporter steals the show during Thai elections
The face that captured the hearts of Thai protesters

KUALA LUMPUR: ‘Popular in a blink of an eye’, is what happened recently to a young Japanese reporter, Daijiro Enami who was recognized in Thailand for his good looks.

His work as a reporter during the February 2 elections in Bangkok took the back seat as people were more fascinated by his handsomeness.

Many journalists and Thai protestors have already uploaded pictures of Enami on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Whilst there, the ‘trending’ journalist managed to interview the leader of Thailand’s Anti-Government protests, Suthep Thaugsuban in Bung Kum on Sunday.

Bung Kum was the focus area during the elections as the Prime Minister of Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra cast her vote in that district. The popularity of the striking Fuji Television Network journalist was said to have made the situation there bearable. According to local reports by Thai Rath, only-child Enami who originates from Kangangawa, 28, enjoys baseball and swimming, is 180cm tall.

(Source: http://english.astroawani.com/news/show/handsome-japanese-reporter-steals-the-show-during-thai-elections-29573)


‘Handsome’ Japanese reporter steals thunder from Thailand’s election, anti-government rallies


‘Handsome’ Japanese reporter steals thunder from Thailand’s election, anti-government rallies 

A Japanese reporter from Fuji Television Network has taken the limelight away from Thailand’s anti-government rallies and the February 2 election because of his good looks. 28-year old Daijiro Enami was in Bangkok over the weekend to cover the national elections, but ended up on social media himself, as numbers of locals shared his photo on networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Enami went to Thailand to interview anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban. He also reported on the state of elections in the Bung Kum district, where Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra cast her vote. While on the field, some Thai citizens noticed the handsome reporter and requested to take photos with him. Others contented themselves with taking photos of Enami in action, reporting on the state of things. Thai netizens, who saw the reporter, quickly took to social media networks to swoon over him. A Facebook user named Tang Thaneesa described how she blushed while looking at his photos, which led her to ask her boyfriend who he is. Users on Pantip.com, a Thai message board, on the other hand, gushed over Enami, who they say is “supremely gorgeous” and wished he’d be their husband or bodyguard. A certain Noo Khon Dee even wrote, “Take off your bullet proof vest, I’ll use my body to protect you!”

Enami, who has guested on some Japanese TV variety programs, like Ninkyo Helper and Room of Kings, always dreamt of becoming a journalist. Born in Kanangawa on Sept 30, 1985, Thais were apparently so into Enami that news daily Thai Rath even reported his height and blood type (180 centimeters and type O, if you’re dying to know). As a law student at Keio University, he was said to be a member of his university’s swim team after taking baseball in high school, and has a partiality for sideburns because of his hair, which easily grows long.

 
‘Hot’ Japanese reporter takes Bangkok by storm amid political tension
Staff Report
Published February 4, 2014  Source: The Filipino Times News









 

‘Hot’ Japanese reporter takes Bangkok by storm amid political tension




Facebook photo of Fuji TV journalist Daijiro Enami.
Facebook photo of Fuji TV journalist Daijiro Enami.
 
 BANGKOK: He was covering the hotly contested Thailand’s February 2 special election amid throngs of anti-government protesters in the streets of Bangkok but ended up being the news with his great looks.

Described as “handsome” and “mouth-watering,” Daijiro Enami, 28, a reporter for the Fuji Television Network, took social networks in Thailand by storm, even overshadowing anti-government protests, reports the Bangkok Post.

Photos of Enami were shared and plastered all over Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts of Thai netizens showing him posing with some of them.

Thai women and gays were seen swooning over Enami’s crisp look wearing a helmet with the inscription “Press” while covering in the streets of Bangkok.

Enami has interviewed anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban and covered Sunday’s general election in the Bung Kum district, where caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra cast her vote, reports the International Business Times.

On the popular Thai-language website and discussion forum Pantip.com, users wrote that the reporter was “supremely gorgeous” and said they wished someone like him could be their husband or bodyguard, it added.

“Take off your bullet proof vest, I’ll use my body to protect you,” IBT quoted a Pantip.com member using the pseudonym Noo Khon Dee.

The daily newspaper Thai Rath reported Enami was born on September 30, 1985 but it’s not known if he is married or single.

He played baseball in high school and studied public law at Keio University—one of Japan’s leading universities.

The young hot reporter apparently dreamt of becoming a journalist since childhood and had also made guest appearances on some Japanese TV programs.

(Source: http://filipinotimes.ae/news/2014/02/04/hot-japanese-reporter-takes-bangkok-by-storm-amid-political-tension/?doing_wp_cron=1391670588.2959799766540527343750)
 


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Mok Bang (Food Porn) Broadcast by just Eating in South Korea


This is a very bizarre news which is happening in South Korea. The latest internet trend is a dinner porn which is known as "mok-bang" — a combo of the Korean words for "eating" and "broadcast" where people live-streaming themselves eating dinner. It has become a phenomena or a trend whereby the audiences become obsess watching the "hosts" gorging tons of dinner meals in front of a live stream on Afreeca TV website. In order to keep viewers to be entertained and stay tuning, the stars will try their bests to eat as tasty and soundly as much as they can besides, they perform all kinds of physical funny movements.


Food Porn: How to Make $40K a Month Just Eating

Jan. 14 (Bloomberg) -- From your TV set to Instagram, images of food are everywhere. A new South Korean phenom is taking the obsession with food to a whole new level. On peer-to-peer video site Afreeca TV, people are performing the act of Mok Bang, which roughly translates to broadcasting eating. Bloomberg's Rachel Crane reports.



(Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/video/food-porn-how-to-make-40k-a-month-just-eating-JKLixzReTHSRLp72_CYGJA.html)

Mok-Bang: Food Porn Dinner Trend Sees South Koreans Live Streaming Meals

The Huffington Post UK  |  By Brogan Driscoll Posted:


If you thought food porn amounted to posting a photo of your eggs Benedict on Instagram, think again. It's just taken on a whole new form.

Allow us to introduce the South Korean craze mok-bang. A fusion of the words for 'eating' and 'broadcast', the trend sees young people gorging on evening meals in front of a live stream, which is broadcast to thousands.

Unlike regular porn there's no sex, nudity or horny plumbers - all of the pleasure comes directly from the food. And that food comes in abundance.

So Dinner Porn is a thing in S.Korea now?
The celebrities of the mok-bang world, such as The Diva (pictured above), can spend a lot of money on their evening feasts. 

According to Kotaku.com, The Diva spends the equivalent of about £1,835 ($3,000) per month on food. In the past she has been known to munch through an expensive monthly food bill of between $5,000 and $6,000.

It may seem like an expensive past time, but it certainly pays well - with some of the mok-bang gang expecting to rake in thousands of dollars a month.

The stars of the live stream show eat for approximately two hours at a time and can consume copious amounts of food - on an average night The Diva can be known to tuck into 30 fried eggs and crabs' legs or two medium pizzas.

(Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/12/18/food-porn-live-stream-dinner-mok-bang_n_4465548.html)

Monday, January 6, 2014

Largest Harbin Ice & Snow Festival in the World


If you wish that your vacation won't be affected by the weather disaster such as winter storm then, you should make a visit to the freezing city of Harbin in China, with the average temperature of -22 degree Celsius. Harbin International Ice & Snow Festival is the biggest ice and snow festival in the world.

Harbin International Ice & Snow Festival is held from January to February yearly in a 750,00 square meter park. About 10,000 workers built ice towers and ice sculptures and lit them up with lasers by using 180,000 cubic meter ice and 150,000 cubic meter snow within 15 days.  

 

The Harbin Ice Festival Is A Compilation Of Everything We Love About China

The Huffington Post  |  By Suzy Strutner  Source: The Huffington Post Posted:
It's likely that temperatures will plummet to -20 degrees Fahrenheit during China's Harbin International Ice & Snow Festival this month.
But that won't stop thousands of tourists from showing up to see some towering, glimmering, stunning sculptures lit with lasers in the middle of a frigid tundra. This festival is a tradition, and they're committed to it whatever the weather... which we can't say would ever happen in America.

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The Festival, now in its 30th installment, is one of the biggest "ice and snow festivals" in the world. It takes 15,000 workers to construct the frozen playground, which opened on January 5 and will stick around until whenever things get melty, usually around mid-February.
This year, the theme for the Festival is “Global Ice and Snow Dream, World Cartoon Tour." This may explain why the walkable wonderland is home to re-constructions of the Colosseum, Mickey Mouse, and... rubber duckies?!
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The Festival is no random expression of ice art-- it's a reference back to the days of yore, when fishermen on the Songhua River used lamps carved from ice to light their work at night.
During the Festival, you too can show reverence for their ancient practice when you visit the special "Ice Lantern Garden Party," where activities include "sitting on the ice sailing boat, hitting the ice monkeys, seeing the wedding on the ice." Oh, what fun!
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(Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/06/harbin-ice-festival_n_4548904.html)