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Dongguan Plumber Proposes to Girlfriend in Bra and Panties

Posted: 05/15/2014 12:52 pm

bikini wedding lingerie bra panty proposalIn this relationship, we’re not sure who wears the pants.

A 40 year-old electrician and plumber named Lian publicly proposed to his girlfriend Liao while dressed in a matching red bra and underwear yesterday in Zhangmutou, Dongguan.

Lian’s public lingerie show were part of a set of conditions demanded by Liao, aged 30.

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“My girlfriend made me do it,” Lian said, and described his foray into lingerie modelling as a test.

She wanted to see if I really loved her, would take care of her, and if I would have the courage to propose to her in a way that ordinary people may not understand.

The couple first met each other ten years ago, but made a romantic connection last year when Lian went to help with renovations to a property supervised by Liao.

The conditions set by Liao may be related to the economic disparity between the couple. Liao earns approximately RMB 10,000 a month as an accountant with a property management company, but Lian, once divorced, earns less than that and does not own a house.

Lian explained himself further:

I’m not handsome, not young, don’t have any money, and I am without any assets to speak of. That’s why my proposal is more unique without going overboard. Also, this will be an unforgettable experience.

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Without the security of a home and assets to comfort her, Liao thusly explained her attraction to Lian:

Can’t say if this is fate, but I just like Lian for his simple and virtuous nature.

We do, too. It seems only a person of a simple and virtuous nature would ever acquiesce to such a demand.bikini wedding lingerie bra panty proposalbikini wedding lingerie bra panty proposal


Photos: Yangcheng Evening Report


Foshan, the most romantic city in China?

Posted: 02/19/2014 9:09 am

Forget about Paris. Start packing for Foshan, the newly minted, most romantic city in China, at least according to Amazon.

The industrial city in central Guangdong province was rated as the most romantic city in China by the online shopping website based on the total number of love-themed books, e-books and CDs sold in China last year, Yangcheng Evening News reported.

Shanghai and Beijing, two traditional fixtures on China’s top 10 most romantic lists, didn’t make the cut.

The result did not prompt much celebration. Instead, netizens greeted the news with sneers and skepticism. Among 26 people interviewed by the newspaper following the release of the results, 21 respondents said it was bukaopu, meaning “unreliable” in English.

Here are some reactions online:

Zhang Zai Huangge (张在欢哥) wrote:

I don’t think buying love related books defines whether a city is romantic or not. Rather it shows a person’s loneliness. Why else would you buy so many love related books online?

Dongguan, the epicenter of the recent crackdown on the sex trade, was ranked third on the list. Some fervent Dongguan supporters protested over several grumpy online posts.

“Foshan is the most romantic city? Dongguan should be the first,” wrote 耿炎Glaube.

Liuan Xiaofeng (柳岸熏风) seconded and wrote “Dongguan indeed is quite romantic.”

A local in Foshan, Mr Zhou, said he can’t understand how Foshan placed first. “Every time I want to go on a date with my girlfriend we don’t know where to go. Instead, we have to travel to Guangzhou for a date. Where exactly is romantic in Foshan?” Zhou asked.

The full list is Foshan, Ningbo, Dongguan, Changsha, Wuxi, Kunming, Chongqing, Chengdu, Shenyang and Dalian.

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Shenzhen weekend: Valentine’s Day specials, tunnel rave, and music fest

Posted: 02/13/2014 4:12 pm

Almost everyone is back and people have started work, but now Valentine’s Day is almost here so make sure you have your romantic dinner and present ready. In the meantime, here’s what’s happening this weekend:

Feb. 13th – Thursday Frisbee Throwing Training by the SZUPA – Join the SZUPA Thursdays if you’d like to learn the basics of throwing and catching a frisbee.

Feb. 14th - Celebrate Valentines Day at The Tavern Sports Bar & Grill – Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the newly-revamped Seaworld at The Tavern on Valentine’s day.

Feb. 14th - Valentine’s Day Special @ Willy’s Crab Shack – Buy-one-get-one-free king crab and a free bottle of red and white wine? That’s real love.

Feb. 14th - Be My Valentine @ Le Bistro (Cindy’s) – Valentine’s Day set menu @ Le Bistro offering a delicious meal for two for 568RMB.

Feb. 14th – Valentine’s Set Dinner @ McCawley’s Shekou & Peninsula – McCawley’s Shekou and Penninsula both have different offerings for Valentine’s Day. Choose whichever suits you the best.

Feb. 14th - A Valentine’s Dinner at Milano Italian Restaurant – Milano’s is my favorite Italian restaurant in Shenzhen. If you’d like a romantic setting with delicious food, you’ve found the perfect place.

Feb. 15th – Shenzhen School Music Festival – Ten Shenzhen school bands and one band from Guangzhou will be performing in B10 Live. Sounds very interesting to see the development of new music in the PRD.

Feb. 15th - NÜ YEAR Tunnel Rave presented by The Real Deal – Another rave by The Real Deal boys at the IKEA Tunnels.

Feb. 16th – Ultimate Frisbee in Futian! Sunday Pickup 1:00PM @ Bianfang – The SZUPA meet every Sunday to play Ultimate Frisbee. This week they will meet 1:00PM at the Bianfang pitches.

If you attend any of these events, please email me at [email protected] and we may include some of your reviews in a future post. Let’s keep your event organizers working to provide better and better events!

(Editor’s Note: We’re looking for dining and nightlife writers in Guangzhou and Dongguan. If you’re interested, please get in touch with us at [email protected])



What are the 10 most romantic things to do in Shenzhen? One blogger weighs in

Posted: 04/18/2013 5:00 pm

Microblogger Foodie Li Mounan has listed the to most romantic things to do with one’s girlfriend in Shenzhen. His list was forwarded by microblog Shenzhen No. 1 and sparked much discussion.

The list is as follows:

  • Wander around OCT while letting the hours pass away
  • Take in the colorful scenery at Hongshulin
  • Listen to the waves at Xiaomeisha
  • Fly a kite at the foot of Lianhuashan
  • Go to Sea World and enjoy the “exoticism”
  • Have afternoon tea in coastal city
  • Stroll around Shenzhen Bay at dusk
  • Eat barbecue and drink beer in Xiangmihu
  • Gaze at each other’s reflections in Wenshan Lake on the Shenzhen University campus
  • Stare into the distance from the top of Wutong Mountain


One respondent feels that some activities had been left out such as searching for bargains in Huaqiangbei and being surrounded by 屌丝 (a trendy slang word for “loser”) in Dongmen.

The exotic Sea World

Some said they had done all of those things but not always on dates. Others vowed to do all of them with their special person. What do you think?


Valentine’s Day is only a week away, do you have plans yet?

Posted: 02/7/2012 11:21 am

February is known as the month of love in China, largely because it contains both the traditional western day of love (Valentine’s Day) as well as the “lover’s day” in China, which falls on the 15th day of the Lunar New Year.

The Chinese-celebrated day is already behind us, leaving the big kahuna coming up next week: St. Valentine’s Day.  If you haven’t made plans yet to serenade your loved one in the PRD, the China Hotel (A Marriott Hotel!) in Guangzhou has passed us a few ideas to share with you.  All of the below are specials are for February 14 only.

Valentine's Day at Prime Steakhouse

Prime Steakhouse (8666 6888 ext 3468)

Prime Steakhouse Set Menu for Two

Treat that special someone in your life to a decadent 5-course candle light set dinner for two at Guangzhou’s finest steakhouse. Let the romantic candle lit ambiance set the mood with an evening filled with delectable delicacies, romantic sparkling welcome drink, and a truly unique take away gift for all ladies.

RMB 999 +15% for set dinner for two.

Four Seasons (8666 6888 ext 3123)  

Four Seasons Set Menu for Two

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Four Seasons, with the epitome of classic Cantonese cuisine. A specially chosen romantic set dinner for two awaits you and your lover on this special evening, including roses and a unique take away gift for all ladies.

RMB 688+15% for set dinner for two.

Café Veranda (8666 6888 ext 3248)

Romantic Dinner Buffet

Red is the international color of love and this year, love is in the air at Café Veranda. Our buffet will be transformed into an all red buffet complete with red candle light, romantic dishes and a lovely red welcome drink for all guests.

RMB 298 +15% per person for dinner buffet.


If you have an event or special to tell us about for Valentine’s Day, send it to admin(at)thenanfang(dot)com.

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