Oriental Lion

Taking 20 people more than 3 years, a single tree trunk has been carved into a giant lion titled Oriental Lion. Sculptor Dengding Rui Yao led the team in carving out the enormous redwood trunk, which is now located in Fortune Plaza Times Square in Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei Province.

The artists worked on the monumental sculpture in Myanmar before it travelled a little over 3,000 miles in December 2015 to China. Measuring in at 47.5 feet long, 16.5 feet high, and 13 feet wide, the giant lion is the world’s largest redwood sculpture according to Guinness World Records.

The use of the lion in public sculpture is a clear choice given the animal’s significance in Chinese culture. As a symbol of power, they are often used at the gates of palaces, temples, and tombs to ward off evil spirits.

One word: EPIC!

Pics Of Surgeon Caught Asleep On The Floor After Epic 28-Hour Shift Went Viral

Being a doctor is not only a hard job but an exhausting one too. 

Surgeon Luo Heng performed 5 operations over a total of 28 hours. He did two emergency surgery’s overnight and then 3 more the following morning.

After his extremely long shift, Heng was captured sleeping on the hospital floor. The pic was posted on a Chinese social media site Weibo and ever since people have been praising him for his dedication to work.

Doctors are heroes. Period!

However, as much as I praise the devotion and dedication, I wouldn’t feel safe if a doctor with sleep deprivation do my surgery… 28 hours of doing something that requires your upmost concentration is devastating… And people who introduced laws permitting that should be sued.

Who would like to be the last patient of surgeon who didn’t sleep last 24 hours?

Anyhow, Doctor Heng doesn’t deserve a nap on a floor.

He deserves a hot shower, a good feed and a good long sleep in a comfortable bed like the hero he is.

FUKIN YES! CHINA

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By the end of 2017, all IVORY trade in China will be BANNED, as per Chinese government’s new rule.  

Aili Kang, Asia Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society, wrote: “This is great news that will shut down the world’s largest market for elephant ivory. I am very proud of my country for showing this leadership that will help ensure that elephants have a fighting chance to beat extinction.”

As of today, 20,000 to 30,000 elephants are killed for poaching purposes each year.

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The savannah elephant population has decreased by 30% in the last 7 years, and now there are less than 400,000 wild elephants in Africa. The ivory usually ends up being sold in Asia, with China being the leading consumer. Therefore, the Chinese ban on the ivory sales is a truly significant move for the world’s elephant population.

On a related note, more than any other culture China has the worst reputation toward treatment of animals… barbaric to say the least!

They don’t seem to realise that animals are living creatures. Creatures that feel physical pain and also capable to feel a range of emotions; so this is a massive step in the right direction. 

In this case for the protection of what’s left of this magnificent creature.

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On behalf of those who care about our planet, our ecosystem, and those with common sense, humanity and compassion, THANK YOU so much to the people who established and enforce this law!

Coming Home

poster-coming-homeI watched this film last night… mainly because GODDESS Gong Li is in it…. 2 things:

  1. GONG LI proves again she’s one of the greatest actresses in the world.
  2. Good film, but extremely sad.

The setting is China, during Mao Zedong’s “Cultural Revolution”.

Starting in 1966, and only really ending with Mao’s death in 1976, this was a nationwide effort to purge remnants of capitalism and even Chinese culture which ran contrary to Mao’s personal interpretation of communism. Party officials and local police publicly humiliated and harassed people, seized property, relocated many Chinese citizens, tortured some and arbitrarily imprisoned others.

One of those was a college professor named Lu Yanshi (Daoming Chen), whose time in Chinese labour camps kept him away from his wife, Feng Wanyu (Gong Li) and young daughter Dandan (Huiwen Zhang) for a total of 20 years.

Once released, he finally returns home only to find that his wife has amnesia and remembers little of her past…

All the performances are A+.

Huiwen Zhang is fantastic, Daoming Chen is perfection and Gong Li… Gong Li is simply out of this world! Internationally she’s known as the Meryl Streep of China, but Gong Li has something extra.

In other words she puts the EXTRA in Extraordinary.

Simply heartbreaking.