The Week Dec 3, 2010
Updated: 2010-12-03 17:40
By Christie Lee & Huang Lan (chinadaily.com.cn)
Naked wedding photos
China Daily reports this week that naked wedding photographs are becoming popular among some young couples in Beijing and other cities. Young people are more open-minded than in previous generations, one photography studio staff member explained.
Here's how one Chinese man decided to avoid sky-high apartment prices in Beijing. Dai Haifei told China Daily this week he built an egg-shaped home for just 6,400 yuan. That's about $961. It is 6 square meters in size, and is made of bamboo and bags filled with sawdust and grass seeds. What a great idea, unless someone decides to build a high-rise egg-partment complex.
Do you want your bananas to taste sweeter? News reports this week say a Japanese fruit company has been playing classical music to its bananas to make them taste sweeter. In fact, they like classical music by Mozart the best, says a worker at the Toyoka Chuo Seika fruit company. But in China, I'm told that bananas like hip-hop music the best.
Worst case scenario: The holiday edition
It's December, the start of the holiday season. Christmas is not until Dec 25, but holiday festivals are already under way. This is a time to celebrate with friends and family. It's also a time when you can find yourself in big trouble at overcrowded stores or stuck with a bad boss at the holiday office party. The Week presents Worst Case Scenario: The Holiday Edition.
About the broadcaster:
Renee Haines is an editor and broadcaster at China Daily. Renee has more than 15 years of experience as a newspaper editor, radio station anchor and news director, news-wire service reporter and bureau chief, magazine writer, book editor and website consultant. She came to China from
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