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The Virtuous Mr. Bai Fang Li


Suggested by Mia Tantina

Using the money he earned from peddling trishaw, Mr. Bai Fang Li has contributed to finance more than 300 poor students in their tuition fees and living expenses, helping them to complete their studies.

His daughter recalls “He suffers throughout his life, saving on food and drinks, stitching his torn pants over and over again. When you throw away his old pants and buy new ones for him, not only that he does not want to wear them but he also gets angry.”

When the elder peddles trishaw, his clothes, shoes and hates all do not match, as if he is a beggar.
“I had never bought any clothes before. You see, the clothes that I wear are all picked up from the clothes people threw away. Look at my shoes, they are different, even the socks inside are different! The same applies to my hat; it was also collected from dumpsites.” he said.
His family members who could not resist looking him like that have advised him but to no avail.
In response to that, he simply picked up a bun and said to his children
“What is so hard about this? This bun is the product of the farmers’ hard work. People throw it away; I pick it up and eat it; isn’t this a way to reduce wastage?”

It has been calculated that, over years, Mr. Bai Fang Li has peddled equivalent to going round the Earth’s equator for 18 (times?). Mr. Bai has never thought to be rewarded.

Somebody attempted to find the list of students sponsored by Mr. Bai but he only found a photograph of him with a few children, and that is the only photograph ever taken. When asked about what he expected of the children, his humble reply was “I only want them to study hard, get a good job, be a good person and to give back to the country.”

In 2001, Mr. Bai Fang Li donated the last sum of money. Nearly 90 years old, he was unable to peddle trishaws anymore.
Instead, he looked after people’s car at the station and saved up to 500 yuan before he donated the money.
After giving out his last sum of money, he said “I cannot work anymore, I can no longer donate money to others!” and that was the first time in her life his daughter Bai Jin Feng had ever heard her father saying that.

Mr. Bai passed away on September 23, 2005, in a hospital. Hundreds turned up at his funeral.

Source: Chung Hua Cultural Education Centre

#FAIL


O leilí£o da virgindade da brasileira Catarina Migliorini, 20, foi encerrado nesta quarta-feira com o lance de US$ 780 mil (o que equivale a cerca de R$ 1,5 milhí£o). O último lance computado pela virgindade da brasileira foi dado hoje por um japoníªs identificado apenas como Natsu.

Catarina disse que era virgem e que tem exames para provar essa condií§í£o. Ela se dispí´s a ir a um médico de confianí§a do ganhador do leilí£o para ser examinada. A catarinense se disse preocupada com o final do leilí£o.

O russo Alexander Stepanov, que também leiloava a virgindade, encerrou com o lance de US$ 3.000 (cerca de R$ 6.000) vindo do Brasil. O comprador é identificado no site apenas como Nene B., mas ní£o é informado o sexo da pessoa.

A “experiíªncia” dos dois jovens faz parte do documentário “Virgins Wanted”, que conta a história de dois jovens antes e depois da primeira vez.

Segundo os produtores do filme, Catarina se entregará a um estranho a bordo de um avií£o entre a Austrália e os Estados Unidos. Serí£o feitas muitas entrevistas antes e depois do ato sexual, mas quem vencer o leilí£o terá a opí§í£o de permanecer aní´nimo. O ato sexual ní£o será filmado.

A garota também pretende usar o dinheiro para estudar medicina na Argentina. “Já estava até matriculada, mas decidi adiar e vou em 2013. Tenho 20 anos, sou responsável pelo meu corpo e ní£o estou prejudicando ninguém”, disse em entrevista í  Folha.

SOURCE: FOLHA DE SíƒO PAULO

23/10/212 Chat con los lectores

Manuscript found in Accra pub dates

6.000.000 friends on Twitter

Following the challenge posted in 3.000.000 Twitter here is the film of our dinner in April this year(each one gives an statement, and I speak in the end),
Now I am going to cross the barrier of 6.000.000 friends. What shall we do together? Please leave you suggestions in the “comments” below

Seguindo o desafio postado em 3.000.000 Twitter, aqui um pequeno filme sobre o jantar em abril deste ano(cada um fala de si mesmo e eu falo no final)
Agora vou cruzar a barreira de 6.000.000 de amigos. O que podemos fazer? Deixe sua sugestí£o em “comments” abaixo

La cena en abril, com los lectores/amigos seleccionados en el post 3.000.000 Twitter (cada uno habla un poco de si mismo, yo hablo en el final)
Pues caminamos ahora para 6.000.000 amigos. Que debemos hacer? Por favor, deje las sugerencias en “comments” abajo
 

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“ILL TIME” with Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire

“Speak to us about sex”

Sylvia Kristel ( 28/09/1952 – 18/10/2012)



Of course it’s difficult to top a box office success like Emmanuelle, so it will always be my most important work. But that’s nothing to be ashamed of.The only thing I was trying to portray was serenity. Also, innocence, vulnerability and elegance.

(AP/ The Hague) – Dutch actress Sylvia Kristel, whose iconic “Emmanuelle” role symbolised the sexual revolution of the 1970s and who spent years fighting drug addiction, has died aged 60 after a battle with cancer.

“She died during the night during her sleep,” agent Marieke Verharen of Features Creative Management told AFP of the 60 year-old actress who had been admitted to an Amsterdam hospital in July following a stroke.

“I was a silent actress, a body. I belonged to dreams, to those that can’t be broken,” Kristel, who for years battled drug and alcohol addiction, wrote in her 2006 autobiography “Naked”.

“When I think of the end of my life, I think mainly: I didn’t do nothing, but I could have done more”, Kristel said in a 2005 interview with Dutch newspaper Volkskrant.

Twitcam Portugues 16Out 2012

The fish who saved my life

Illustration by Ken Crane

 
Nasrudin is walking past a cave when he sees a yogi, deep in meditation, and he asks the yogi what he is searching for. The yogi says:
 
‘I study the animals and have learned many lessons from them that can transform a man’s life.’
 
‘A fish once saved my life,’ Nasrudin replies. ‘If you teach me everything you know, I will tell you how it happened.’
 
The Yogi is astonished; only a holy man could be saved by a fish. And he decides to teach Nasrudin everything he knows.
 
When he has finished, he says to Nasrudin:
 
‘Now that I have taught you everything, I would be proud to know how a fish saved your life.’
 
‘Very simple,’ says Nasrudin, ‘I was almost dying of hunger when I caught it and, thanks to that fish, I had enough food for three days.’

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