I read in the news today that China would like Japan to be more forthcoming with what’s going on at the nuclear sites. Hmmmm, can you say SARS? I don’t really want to bag on the inesechay overnmentgay (hoping they still can’t decode pig latin) because I think they are doing the best they can and this CANNOT be an easy place to run, let me tell you that right now.
Anyway, while you’re all celebrating St. Patrick’s day, drinking green beer and downing Jagermeister shots, which you promised last year you’d never do again, I’m dealing with Chinese customs. I ordered a wedding dress and had it Fed Ex’ed to me and customs is holding it until I can show proof that it’s for me and I’m not trying to sell or have it copied, otherwise they want A LOT of money to get it out. Imagine that. My sister had a good point though, if I was bringing it over here to copy I would have ordered a size 0 not a 6! Anyway, they probably took one look at my passport, saw the worst picture I’ve ever taken and then looked at my age and said, there’s no way this woman is getting married she must be trying to sell it. Whatever.
You’ve probably already read about this but it’s a story from China and it involves a dog.
Chinese “millionaire” buys rare Red Tibetan Matiff for $1.5m
This is Hong Dong and he’s the world’s most expensive dog. He’s also going to weigh over 200lbs, and I’m just glad I’m not the one who has to pick up after him. In an interview from the Daily Mail,
“It is believed he will use the dog for stud purposes but his new companion will also give him a certain amount of cachet among his friends. Tibetan mastiffs have become a status symbol for China’s wealthy.
Tasmanian dog breeder Kathryn Hay says that, in China, owning one of the dogs is “the ultimate symbol that you’ve made it”. She has visited some of their most prestigious dog breeders and seen prices ranging from $50,000 to $870,000.”
Using a dog to diplay wealth is just gross, can’t everyone just stick to inanimate objects?? Cars, diamonds, houses???
This Hong Dong IS really cute though…
And to think he could have gotten this for free…