In today’s trending, mailboxes twisted by Super Typhoon Souldelor become a big tourist attraction, a couple’s divorce case gets out of hand when the husband rams his Mercedes into his wife’s BMW, a veteran wants to find his old war buddies before next month’s 70th anniversary of victory in the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and a new mother in heat-stricken Shanghai dies following traditional Chinese post-partum care.
Sightseers pose next to two mailboxes which were bent to one side when Super Typhoon Soudelor slammed into Taipei, Taiwan, Aug 9, 2015. [Photo/IC]
Typhoon twisted mail boxes become tourist attraction
The aftermath of a typhoon is usually destructive, but few could expect the creation of a tourist attraction by the latest, Super Typhoon Souldelor, this weekend.
Two sheet iron mailboxes in Taipei were left bent in the same direction as the typhoon made landfall on Taiwan and are now a hit tourist attraction, with hundreds of people lining up to have their photos taken with them.
Chunghwa Telecom said it plans to put up a sign beside the two boxes to bear witness to Soudelor and sell related souvenirs.
Soudelor, the biggest storm to hit China this year, left at least six people dead, four missing and 379 injured in Taiwan. The Central Weather Bureau lifted the typhoon alert on Sunday morning, but warned there would still be heavy rainfall in south and east Taiwan.
People pose with two mailboxes which were bent to one side by Super Typhoon Soudelor in Taipei, Taiwan, Aug 9, 2015. [Photo/IC]
Photo illustrates the damage to the Mercedes Benz. [Photo/Guangzhou Daily]
Divorce causes husband to ram wife’s BMW with his own Mercedes
Sometimes divorce can get messy and out of control. Such was the case in Foshan, South China’s Guangdong province on Thursday, when a husband chased down his estranged wife and crashed his Mercedes Benz into the woman’s BMW, causing serious damage.
According to Guangzhou Daily, the couple, unable to agree upon a property split, is in the midst of a messy divorce. Judging from the images taken at the scene, it looks as though the woman’s BMW got the worst out of the ordeal.
Police say they are mediating the dispute.
Photo illustrates the damage to the BMW. [Photo/Guangzhou Daily]
Yuan Yongfu gestures while posing with an advertisement on a bus in Jinan, East China’s Shandong province, Aug 7, 2015. [Photo/Chinanews.com]
Veteran searches for old friends via bus ad
Brotherhood forged during hard times can be memorable for a lifetime.
An 89-year-old veteran put up advertisements on a bus on Aug 7 in Jinan, capital city of East China’s Shandong province, in an attempt to find fellow veterans who fought in the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1937-1945), chinanews.com reported.
“My brother, where are you?” say the five striking Chinese characters written on the bus advertisement. The ad also includes Yuan’s photo and name, which he said he hopes will lead to finding his buddies so they can reminisce about their experience ahead of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
A doctor checks a newborn at a postnatal care center in Shanghai. The photo, not related to the following story, is used for illustration only. [Photo/China Daily]
Mother dies from heat during traditional postnatal care
A mother died in Shanghai last week while following the traditional Chinese practice of postnatal care, known as zuoyuezi, as a heat wave hit the city, Shanghai’s Dongfang Daily reported.
Zuoyuezi, literally means “sitting the month,” prohibits new mothers from going outside, taking a shower and eating cold food for a month after the birth of the child.
The mother covered herself in thick, warm blankets in a room without air conditioning while the temperature outside was above 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit).
Some families intentionally create a high-temperature environment, which is believed to be good for new mothers. However, the practice is sharply criticized by medical professionals.
Zhang Yun, a head nurse at Margaret Williamson Hospital in Shanghai, said woman who have given birth are physically weaker and prone to sweating. Overheating could not only affect the mood and appetite of new mother, but also lead to heat stroke, Zhang warned.