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Ingenious Chinese Techniques to Beat Scorching Summer Heat

Posted: 07/29/2014 8:43 am

When the scorching summer heat pours on, nothing can stop creative minds from achieving a refreshing respite from the high temperatures. While they may look outrageous, they remain effective and indisputably cheap.

The Chinese interwebs are filled with creative ideas to stay cool, so we selected a few from Sina and a report by Huaxi Metropolis Daily. As the temperature in most provinces in China has soared to more than 37 Celsius degrees, they might come handy at some point.

1. Watermelon Suit

One Weibo user posted a series of photos featuring a little boy wearing a watermelon suit which went viral on the Internet last year. If you are looking to melt the summer heat with chubby babies, then wearing a watermelon suit is surely the way to go.

To make a watermelon suit, halve the melon and use one half as a hat, and the other half as the pants. Then, hollow out two holes and use a band for suspenders. Of course, this is not just for kids, a guy also made a Superman/Magneto suit out of watermelons.

Bottled water bed created by a university student in Wuhan, Hubei Province

2. Bottled Water Bed 

One online user posted a photo of his own invention of using many water bottles to form a bed. It’s supposedly easy to make as well: bundle all the water bottles into a square shape, and then lay a summer mat on top of it.


3. Sleeping with Winter Melon or Watermelon

According to some online users, sleeping with a winter melon at night can lower one’s body temperature by 2 or 3 Celsius degrees. This might seem bizarre, but experts have claimed that winter melon does help with lowering body temperature. As winter melon consists of 96% water, excess body heat can be transferred to the cooler melon. As well, watermelon can be an effective alternative.

A man lies in a water sink to cool off summer heat.

4. Embrace the Water

For those that have no alternative against the summer heat, there’s always the option to simply jump into a sink, or a water tank if available, reported Sina. Refreshingly cool, check! Not missing anything online with a laptop computer, check! Looking crazy, certainly check! The two guys below have surely lived out the essence of the this crazy cooling method.

Photos: Sina


Cool Down With Nine New Water Parks in Guangzhou

Posted: 06/12/2014 10:50 am

Those suffering from the stifling heat in Guangzhou will be able to find relief after nine new water parks and six beach swim facilities open in 2016, the city announced on its official Weibo account.

The nine new water parks include the second stage of the Haizhu District water park, Zhihui City East Central water park in Tianhe District, the Changzhou water park in Huangpu District, and the Zengcheng water park. The new water parks will cover 10 square kilometers.

The Longtou Lake beach swim center is one of six such facilities planned for Guangzhou. Construction has already begun on the Pazhou Bay beach swim facility and the Western swim center.

In addition to these projects, the city will build eight new city reservoirs including Tianhe Zhihui East Lake, Liwang Wanhua Lake, and Phoenix Lake.

Photo: Sohu


Here are Your 2014 Summer Blockbusters, China Edition

Posted: 06/1/2014 5:30 pm

summer movies films blockbuster 2014 china chineseGet out your wallets, adjust your 3D glasses, grab a date—the 2014 summer blockbuster season is well under way.

This year’s crop has already begun showing at local Chinese theaters, but there are still many movies to come despite a truncated schedule.

Expats in China looking for Hollywood movies won’t be able to watch a whole bunch of films including Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Lucy, 22 Jump Street, and Blended. Furthermore, audiences in China may face “after-market alterations” that have been seen in local showings of Mission Impossible 3, Transformers 2, and Skyfall.

All the same, here is the line-up for Hollywood blockbusters this summer. Note that some release dates are still unconfirmed and may be changed.

We’re sure that you’re more than familiar with many of these films, as many of them are sequels with massive promotional campaigns to support them, so instead we’re going to offer our opinions on how these films will fare in the Chinese market.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2—already playingsummer movies films blockbuster 2014 china chinese No one in China objected to the removal of the line “With great power comes great responsibility” just as no one will mind that this is the second Spider-Man movie to come out in recent history with a “2″ beside it. Decent box office.

X-Men: Days of Future Past—May 23, a day in the distant pastsummer movies films blockbuster 2014 china chinese

Chinese superstar Fan Bingbing shows up in a short cameo, but for a Western movie to properly pander to a Chinese audience, you’ll need to cast her as a nurse in scenes that are completely cut out of the international release as seen in Iron Man 2. This film will do alright, but really needed Wolverine to show up at a Chinese school and show his approval for doting Chinese students dressed with red scarves.

Godzilla—June 13 US release, no China date yet

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Japan… destroyed… by a manifestation of its own hubris? A film with such a premise should ideally go gangbusters in China, but Chinese audiences will likely get confused with a Japanese lead actor who isn’t wearing a Hitler mustache and barking orders with a sword. No deal.

Edge of Tomorrow—June 6

A story in which a character cannot move forward in time, but instead is forced to relive the same events over and over until he gets it right? On this day? Chinese audiences aren’t interested in such an impossibly fictional story with no basis in reality.

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How to Train Your Dragon 2—June 13

Did you know that Chinese people are descended from dragons? No dice for this film.

Grace of Monaco—June 20

A beautiful woman with a mysterious persona tries to make her way through the world facing public tribulations and personal setbacks. Should do just fine.

Maleficient—June 20summer movies films blockbuster 2014 china chinese

A beautiful woman with a mysterious persona tries to make her way through the world facing public tribulations and personal setbacks. Should do just fine as well.summer movies films blockbuster 2014 china chinese

Transformers: Age of Extinction—June 27summer movies films blockbuster 2014 china chinese

This is your box office champion for foreign films this year, bar none. And this film will be hyped beyond measure: Michael Bay was savvy enough to promote the last Transformers sequel by loudly admitting he had studied Chinese history in school, a tactic bested only recently by Johnny Depp who unveiled a Chinese tattoo during the Chinese promotional tour for Transcendence.

This new Transformers sequel is targeting a Chinese audience with specific in-film promotions, using settings in China, and by releasing numerous Chinese promotional materials, something that other summer films can’t say. The blurry action and huge explosions will obliterate any concerns of American troops kicking giant robot ass on Chinese soil.

Here are some Chinese posters:

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes—July 11summer movies films blockbuster 2014 china chinese

Worst. Journey. To. The. West. Reboot. Ever.

Jupiter Rising—July 18summer movies films blockbuster 2014 china chinese

We should always expect offerings from the Wachowski siblings to be imaginative, but it’s weird that there has been little hype for this film. Look for it to be mostly ignored by Chinese audiences who won’t know a thing about it. It doesn’t bode well for your film when promotional materials cut off the title.

Hercules—July 25summer movies films blockbuster 2014 china chinese

That fire looks to be a little close, and now we can all smell what the Rock is cooking. Won’t be a draw for Chinese audiences.

Guardians of the Galaxy—August 1summer movies films blockbuster 2014 china chinese

We are absolutely in giddy anticipation for these “bunch of a-holes”. This film should still do well in China despite the many subversive elements lost on a Chinese audience (Hey, is that an animated animal with a gun adjusting his junk in the trailer? Must be a Marvel movie).

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—Aug 8summer movies films blockbuster 2014 china chinese

Not dignified enough to be an animal belonging to the Chinese zodiac, turtles are a terribly unlucky animal in China, something that will compounded by the titular characters of this new gritty reboot having lips. We’ll see if Megan Fox will be enough to counter-balance the repulsive elements of this film.

Expendables 3—Aug 15summer movies films blockbuster 2014 china chinese

The nostalgia factor is not likely going to be high for a Chinese audience; neither will the stunt casting of Mel Gibson and Wesley Snipes. Respectable box office, but will have a luke-warm response.

Bonus: Tiny Times 3—July 17summer movies films blockbuster 2014 china chinese

Not a Hollywood blockbuster, but a domestic film you will enjoy if you hate life and enjoy contradictions and superficiality.

Photos: Weibo (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11), MSN


Bikini Babes Welcome Summer at Guangzhou Water Park Promotion

Posted: 05/20/2014 12:12 pm

guangzhou bikini swimsuit guangdong summer waterparkThe recent rain in the PRD has been dreadful, but the sun took time to come out on May 18 when Chimelong Water Park kicked off its 7th Annual 10,000 Bikinis event.

The focus of the event was a leaping dolphin comprised of several hundred bikini-clad women.

Last year’s event had used the gathering to draw “2013″ using the silhouette of a snake, the animal totem for last year’s zodiac. Being an unpopular year and avoided by pregnant mothers, next year’s animal zodiac, the sheep, is likely never going to be associated with anything sexy.

RELATED: Bikini Babes Gather for Scantily-Clad Photo Stunt
at Guangzhou Water Park

Anyone thinking that this is simply bush league should make note of the foreign models in attendance who took time off from hiding when a crackdown on improper visa use targeted the industry weeks ago.

We’ve included a number of photos of the event for inquiring minds…

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PHOTOS: Bikini-Clad Beauties Advocate the Use of Breast Milk
at Hong Kong Border

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VIDEO: Bikini-Clad Shenzhen Girls Call for “Rational” Protest
Against the Japanese

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And here’s the snake rolled out from last year’s event:guangzhou bikini swimsuit guangdong summer waterparkguangzhou bikini swimsuit guangdong summer waterpark

Dongguan Plumber Proposes to Girlfriend in Bra and Panties

Photos: QQ, Yancheng Evening ReportiFeng 


AC Milan Youth Training Camp to Be Held in Shenzhen This Summer

Posted: 04/11/2014 9:49 am

soccerworld children training camp

It may be too late for you to become the next Shaarawy or Boateng, but football greatness may be waiting to be discovered in your children.

The AC Milan Children’s Football Training Camp will be held this summer in Shenzhen at the Soccerworld facilities in Shekou, TE Times reports. This marks the first time the training camp of the famous football club has taken place in China; it has previously been held in 35 countries around the world.

This inaugural camp is expected to attract 150-200 participants that range in age from 7 to 15. Both boys and girls are welcome to attend. Campers will be separated into groups categorized by age, physical build and football skills in order to provide personalized training specific to the individual. Attending the camp will be three to five football coaches that will provide hands-on instruction and guidance to the children.

Campers will be competing to take part in an exclusive international training camp of elite players from around the globe and from various training camps, a privilege offered to just two players at this camp location.

Photo: Soccerworld


One woman turned up the heat to cool down on the Shenzhen metro

Posted: 07/21/2012 2:35 pm

One woman’s s-trip on the Shenzhen metro gave passengers something to talk about.

A video on Youku shows a lady animatedly arguing with metro staff on the station concourse about her choice of clothing, revealing her bra, deemed inappropriate in a public place.

According to Beijing Cream, the incident is said to have taken place on Tuesday, in the midst of the scorching summer heat.

Her fight goes further as she makes her way onto the train, but metro staff bring reinforcements. By this time, her facial and bodily gestures become more expressive. Later, she is then seen walking down the carriage, standing firm on her appearance.

Here is the transcript from Beijing Cream:

Warden: “If you feel it’s hot, we can turn up the air conditioner.”

Woman: “I won’t talk about it with you. I’m wearing clothes now.”


Woman: “I’m hot now. I’m already 39 degrees (Celsius). You still want me to wear clothes? Look at my sweat! You don’t have sweat.”

Warden: “If you feel like our air conditioner isn’t high enough, we can lower the temperature.”

Woman: “Turn it on, turn it on, turn it on!”

Break. Then they get on the subway train, and we don’t hear what is said. Which is too bad. The discussion was really going somewhere, I think.

This echoes a similar incident last month on the Shanghai Metro, as a woman was snapped by officials dressing provocatively, sparking outrage as they asked women to not dress in a sexy manner.

See the video below:

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