Fancy a magical mystery tour to China, Japan and the Maldives? While picking up some hitchhikers like Shu Qi, Emma Watson, Hannah Minx, Kate Upton and Hunter S Thompson.
In my opinion, Chinese actress Shu Qi 舒淇 (aka Hsu Chi, Shu Kei, Li Hui Lin) best known to Western audiences for her role in the film The Transporter, is one the most beautiful women in the world. Shu Qi got her start doing nude modeling, then progressed into acting in more mainstream Chinese films and has become one of Asia's top stars.
An old Shu Qi interview explains why
The Shu Qi story
Malé, Capital of the Maldives
The Island of Malé is the equal fourth most densely populated island in the world. Since there is no surrounding countryside, all infrastructure has to be located in the city itself.
Why are the Maldives sinking?
Water is provided from desalinated ground water; the water works pumps brackish water from 50-60m deep wells in the city and sewage is pumped unprocessed into the sea
Islam is the official religion of the Maldives and open practice of any other religion is forbidden and liable to prosecution
In 2012, 35 Buddhist and Hindu artifacts, from the 6th century BC, were destroyed from the Maldives' National Museum by suspected Islamic law enforcers. Ali Waheed (the director of National Museum of the Maldives) stated: Five men were caught at the museum" but a spokesman for the police, Ahmed Shiyam, said on Monday that investigators were still collecting evidence and had not made arrests.
Now, the government of the Maldives has belatedly banned the dumping of waste on the island. This was due largely to an increase in the number of waste boats ‘fly-tipping’ directly into the sea, fed up with waiting seven hours or more to offload their cargo. The freighters are now ferrying debris to India instead.
Maldives Resorts Stop Providing Hot Water to
Chinese Tourists to Prevent Them From
Eating Instant Noodles
Xi Jinping named president of China
Xi Jinping problems such as corruption and bribe-taking by some party members and cadres, being out of touch with the people, placing undue emphasis on formality and bureaucracy had to be addressed
The offical party line is "Xi Jinping is the Man of the People"
Xi Jinping was sent at the age of fifteen to work in a remote village for seven years when his father was purged from power before the Cultural Revolution
However, Xi Jinping is married the to the
Five Chinese Leaders You Should Know
Trees That Survived Hiroshima
GOODSTUFFs Nuclear Retro Photo Album
If You Are Hit By Two Atomic Bombs,
Should You Have Kids?
Fukushima Radiation Proves Less Deadly Than Feared
(Hat Tip for the beachcomber, Fritz)
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
Inquiring minds want to know "When buttered toast is dropped it usually lands buttered side down and when a cat falls it usually lands on it's feet. So if you strap a piece of buttered toast to a cat's back what happens when the cat falls off particle accelerator?"
How to drive a cat crazy...
あぶない "Abunai," which means "Dangerous!" 危ない
GOODSTUFFs Bat Channel
Emma Watson Gets Naked For Earth Day!
The steamy Emma Watson photos will be featured in photographer James Houston's upcoming book, Natural Beauty, to raise money and awareness for environmental issues.