Posts tagged "taiwan"

Taiwan Is Featuring A Porn Star On Their Transit Cards

Taipei’s public transit system will be featuring a popular Japanese porn star on a set of limited-edition fare cards. Can the Chicago Ventra system borrow this branding model?
The cards will feature Yui Hatano in “devil” and “angel” editions, and the photos are (sadly) not pornographic at all – they’re just pictures of Hatano looking

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 31, 2015

Ouch: This Kid Punched A Hole Through A Rare 17th-Century Italian Master

Oh, owww: This video shows a 12-year-old boy at an exhibition of Italian masters in Taiwan, losing his balance at a crucial moment, tipping over, putting his hands out to brace himself, and – ow, ow, ow – punching a hole through a rare painting.
The artwork was Flowers by Paolo Porpora, it

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 25, 2015

Taiwanese Dog Grooming Trend Gives Pooches Perfectly Square Or Round Heads

A new incredible grooming trend has started among the pet groomers of Taiwan, and I for one am digging it very hard.
The internet animal photo world, much like the porn world, thrives on the new, and this is a trend that is both cute and weird.
Of course this only works for the seriously…

Katrin Higher / April 26, 2015

Can You Handle All The Pink At The Barbie Cafe?

In America we’ve got Build-A-Bear and American Girl Stores to indulge your inner child and/or eavesdrop on temper tantrums. Taipei, Taiwan, one-ups us in the girliest way possible with its newly opened Barbie Cafe. It’s got hot pink decor, waitresses in tiaras, and macarons served in martini glasses. Barbies, of course, adorn all of the…

Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2013

Taiwan’s Hello Kitty Maternity Hospital

Hello Baby! Just when you thought the Hello Kitty craze couldn’t go any further … oh, yes, they really went there this time. Case in point: the Hello Kitty maternity hospital in Taiwan, where moms-to-be are attended to by nurses in pink uniforms, the newborns are swaddled in HK blankets, and bubbly Sanrio images decorate…

Leonora Epstein / September 14, 2009

Online Dating Is A Lot More Strict In Asia

American dating websites have all sorts of riffraff on them. Students! Unemployed artists! Freelance writers! But if you lived in Taiwan or China you wouldn’t have to worry about meeting those kinds of guys because a singles club there keeps a record of users’ fingerprints and requires male members to have a car, a house,…

Catherine Strawn / December 19, 2007