Chinese commercial for Xperia X, featuring Taiwanese model Milla An. The ad highlights the camera phone’s fast autofocus ability. The video is presumably for internet purpose instead of TV media.
Taiwanese pop culture
McDonald’s staff in Taiwan will be serving their customers in cosplay costumes on New Year’s Eve. The fast food company has introduced the concept at one of its popular branches in Taipei to kick off the buzz…
The featured employees in this preview are obviously selected ones. It will probably be a fun event and I hope the staff enjoy the special occasion as much as the patrons. Just don’t expect eye-candies in all the outlets.
Tennis player Hsieh Su-Wei (left) becomes the first Taiwanese to win a grand slam (tennis) title after winning the Wimbledon women’s doubles on Saturday with Chinese partner Peng Shuai.
The duo – which were born just four days apart in 1986 – has been playing tennis together since early teens. They split after turning pro before reunited again in 2008. Quite a fairy tale.
The fact that the success is formed between two players from China and Taiwan (which are in an ambiguous relationship) has prompted some side stories and awkward moments. Let’s hope the duo won’t split again because of politics.
Japanese-Taiwanese actor Takeshi Kaneshiro is featured in the latest commercial and marketing campaign for EVA Air (I always thought it’s pronounced as a single word “eva” instead of E-V-A) which was filmed in Taiwan, Japan and France.
The CF is available in three languages (English, Chinese, Japanese)…
A new piece of art work by Malaysian artist Hong Yi, aka Red – making a portrait of Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou with coffee cup stains. The Shanghai-based architect made headlines last month with her Yao Ming painting using basketball.