From wood-material One Piece covers to satirical comics, here’s 9 seriously hard-to-resist graphic designs and textures you have to check out. There’s our favorite moostache. There’s a KFC pancake with emoticons. Maybe that is iPhone’s true appeal…. a never-ending wonderland of beautiful outfits to accessorize your phone with! Of course, we have to give props to businesses who are making a good sum from this phone accessories market. Links to the merch are at the end of the post. Have fun browsing through:
“Shit! Got More Handsome” Comic iPhone Case
Note that this is not to be taken seriously, so don’t come to me red-faced or scream “you lie!” if you can’t seem to discover any array of charming locales in the likes of babyfaced Lu Han or smoldering-gaze-Chen Xiao outside your Chinese hotel room. Truth to be told, it is impossible to statistically measure subjective things such as the degree of attractiveness. Oh, and to clarify, this is not the most handsome Chinese actors, but the more well-known and representative ones.
According to nonstatistical methods, there are three things to note off the bat:
- most of them grew up along the coastal cities of China, with exception to Chen Xiao, Luo Jin, Deng Chao, and Zhang Junning. (so here’s a tip: live close to bodies of water and locations where the climate is warm, which is good for the skin)
- Cities like Shenyang and Shanghai hmm — so we can assume it is possible that we can expect to encounter men in the likes of Lin Geng Xin and Yan Kuan?
- Note that attractive people have attractive company. The northern, the central, and the southern groups. You pick.
Purely speculation: as you may have seen from dramas, our Shanghainese men seem to have exquisite features which make them look exceptionally fitting and charismatic for ancient drama heroes. What up – Hu Ge and Yan Kuan. Whereas the northern Dalian men have less prominent facial features but instead, make it up by generally having tall and well-built physiques. It has been said that Dalian boasts some of the most handsome men in China. Go figure.
For the curious, all the men featured are [from top to bottom]: Jia Nailiang, Lu Hong, Wang Yang, Ren Quan, Han Geng, Fu Xingbo, Zhu Zi Xiao, Zhang Rui, Lin Gengxin, Wang Lei, Tao of Exo-M, Han Chengyu, Huang Xiaoming, Yang Yang, Bao Jian Feng, Feng Shao Feng, Hu Ge, Jones Xu, Chen Xiao, Luo Jin, Deng Chao, Zhang Junning; Couldn’t fit them all but here are the ones who should have been on the map: Gao Junxiang, Luhan Exo-M,
What are some traits of an ideal man? Which cities would you like to visit in China? (my personal favorite is Beijing, SO much culture there and shopping centres, but you have to know where to go… don’t go on packaged tour trips)
Many cities in China, notably Beijing, experience three months of hot, humid summer. So what do you do when you want your hair out of your face and neck? The traditional method is to sport a ponytail or a messy bun with a ponytail holder. But nope – Chinese women, the middle aged and adolescents have turned to a more fun, new-fangled type of hair accessory. (super trending circa summer of 2011). On Chinese wholeseller sites selling this popular item, the hair tie is associated with Korean fashion so perhaps this is evidence of the Hallyu wave sweeping China? Then again, most Chinese consumers purchasing these hair ties out by the street vendors would care less as long as they served a practical function (while being trendy of course!).
They are called “telephone cord hair ties” 电话线发圈 and have apparently been around in Japan and Korea, although it’s not certain to me whether or not they were a big trend there.
This can be seen peeking out of ponytails on the major subway lines, crowded buses, on the streets, practically everywhere you venture where there are Chinese women. What is interesting about these hair ties are that, upon personal experience with them, they avoid all the frustrations with regular ones – ponytail bumps and strands of hair that gets pulled out, and weigh when they are exposed to rain. And hey, they come in fun crayon colors!
For those who are in the United States can find them in your local Asian supermarkets or online.
And finally, my claim to fame (?? more like a claim to trendsetter): I actually used these ponytail holders before seeing them trending in China. Found them for about 4 USD for a pack of five. They have many uses and are never tangled up in knots, which make these hairties convenient for everyday. Plus, if you aren’t a fan of the assorted colors, you can opt for a more discreet black, brown, or clear one.
Do you own one of these hair ties? Curious about them?