2021, Wed



They can be cute, they can be annoying, but they always make us laugh – happy children’s day!

It’s celebrate across China on June 1st with primary school children enjoying a day off from studying to be little emperors and empresses. Common activities would be a day out in the park, perhaps a trip to the cinema, or enjoying their favourite meal.


In celebration of children’s day here are six hilariously inappropriate kid’s drawings that remind us just how funny and innocent they can be – aww!


Mum likes drinking “酒鬼妈妈”


This girl was asked to write one sentence about a family member and draw a picture about it – well she definitely completed the assignment! I’m sure mum wasn’t too happy with the whole teaching department knowing about her favourite hobby!


I Come in Peace 


Definitely an A+ for creative awareness as this kid has nailed his drawing of Buzz Lightyear, they just need some practice with the spelling!


First drawing of Mum 第一次画妈妈


The first drawing of mum by a 5-year-old and we really hope the first of many in a collection of fart pictures – this kid is going places!


It’s a whistle 口哨

A very talented 13-year-old that just needs some practice drawing whistles the right size!


She appreciates her hard-working mum!



This little girl wanted everyone to know how hard her mum works in the winter months – selling snow shovels at Home Depot!


This kid isn’t too fond of the babysitter



We think this babysitter should find a new kid to babysit that will appreciate her a bit more. Valerie, get out while you still can!


Which picture was your favourite? Let us know in the comments!

Wishing all the parents a very happy children’s day with your little munchkins!


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2021, Sun



After almost two decades of anticipation, the Friends reunion of our dreams is going to become a reality.

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The Friends reunion, called “The One Where They Get Back Together,” starts streaming on HBO Max today ! But since its service is not available here, we can watch it on Youku, Tencent and Aiqiyi instead.(VIP required)

Over the years, there have been many rankings of favorite American TV shows on the Chinese Internet. Friends is always at the top of the list. One might start to wonder, Why is F.R.I.E.N.D.S. so Popular in China?

New York City maybe 7,000 miles from China, but the lives of Chandler, Monica, Ross, Joey, Rachel, and Phoebe hold a dear place in the hearts of the Chinese millennials. 

In China, F.R.I.E.N.D.S is known as a variety of Chinese titles- most notably “老友记” (lǎo yǒu jì or “Chronicle of Old Friends”) and “六人行” (liù rén xíng or “The Ways of Six People”). The show, however, has never been aired on Chinese television networks, nor approved for distribution by Chinese censors.

F.R.I.E.N.D.S arrived in China on the heels of then-President Deng Xiaoping’s “Reform and Opening”. Reform and Opening brought China a barrage of American technology, trade, businesses and, most importantly, sitcoms to China. China’s lax copyright infringement laws also made this era a golden age of piracy– with pirated DVDs sold in every major city. You could pop into just about any video store and find the latest season of F.R.I.E.N.D.S, albeit with sloppy and inaccurate subtitles. Then, the rise of the Internet gave Chinese millennials greater access to non-syndicated content. 

Because of this, “老友记” has found a special place among Chinese millennials. On Douban (a Chinese television review site) the first season of F.R.I.E.N.D.S has a score of  9.6 out of 10, with glowing reviews from many viewers. 

Maybe life is also about being sincere and authentic. It is about being honest to the people around you. And keeping it all together, even when it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year. 

By the way ,There is a Friends-themed cafe in Shanghai with Joey’s famous quote How you doin’ printed on the tissue, the wifi password is I love Racheland the owner’s name is Gunther. Go check it out if you like.

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老友记主题店 THE FRIENDS CAFF(哈尔滨路店)

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2021, Fri



Would You Change Your Name for Free Food?



A strange question, yes, but one that some residents of Taiwan found themselves asking recently – and for a (slightly worryingly) large number, the answer was a resounding yes.


It all started when Japanese restaurant chain Sushiro kicked off a promotional campaign promising free food to anyone named ‘gui yu’, which translates to ‘salmon’. They also offered 50% discounts to anyone with a similar-sounding name, and 10% to diners with one homophonic character in their name.



A branch of Sushiro

On day one of the two-day promotion, Sushiro roped in an impressive 1,000 participants in the offer – around 30 of whom were eligible for free food for themselves and their whole table.


But Sushiro wasn’t the only business that saw an influx of demand on the launching of their offer. Household registration offices were flooded with applications from Taiwanese locals requesting to change their name to – you guessed it – salmon.


More than 20 people filled in the application form for their fishy new moniker in Taipei alone, with plenty more also taking the bait elsewhere in Taiwan. In Taichung, a student changed her name from ‘Kuo’ to ‘Kuo Salmon Rice Bowl’ so she could treat her friends, while two other fish fanatics got through over 3,000 RMB’s worth of sushi.

仅在台北就有20多人提交改名申请表,其他地方也有人效仿。在台中,一个学生把名字从“ kuo”改成了“ kuo 鲑鱼饭” ,这样她就可以免费请客,而另外两人则吃掉了价值3000元的寿司。


Another over-enthusiastic applicant set a new record for the longest name, changing his name to the 36-character title ‘Chen loves Taiwan, abalone, tuna, salmon, snow crab, sea urchin, scallop, lobster and beef, Mayfull, Palais de Chine, Regent, Hilton, Caesar Park, Hotel Royal’. Quite the mouthful.



Such was the increase in demand for name changes, that the Ministry of the Interior had to remind citizens that they’re legally allowed to change their name three times – an important reminder for one particular participant, who discovered that his mum had already changed his name twice as a baby.


P.S. please don’t get any ideas – we’d be honoured if any of you changed your name to Sherpa’s, but we’re not promising any free food!


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2021, Tue




The 24th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) will kick off in less than one month. As the film lineup for panorama has been announced, cinemas for these films and their projection effect are of great concern to the majority of fans. This afternoon, the 24th SIFF Panorama Cinemas Mobilization Meeting and Security Services Technology Training Session was convened, releasing the list of panorama cinemas, where a total of 40 cinemas around the city were included. 

Boasting 6 high-tech approaches for enhancing viewing experience, these cinemas extend from the central city of Shanghai to the five “new cities” in its suburbs (Jiading, Qingpu, Songjiang, Fengxian and Nanhui), including the Huangpu Theatre, a place of great historical significance where our national anthem was played for the first time.

Here’s the list of Panorama Cinemas for 24th SIFF:

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