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Hong Kong film star Donnie Yen was one of the latest to join the extensive list of celebrities taking part in the viral ‘10 Year Challenge’ trend this Wednesday.
In an Instagram post, Yen shared a screenshot of himself in 2010’s “Ip Man 2” next to a black-and-white photo of himself in the upcoming “Ip Man 4.” The hotly anticipated sequel, which wrapped up filming last July, will see Yen reprise his role as Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man as he arrives in Seattle to train the legendary Bruce Lee, according to Screen Rant.
The film will also feature a fight scene between Donnie Yen and Jackie Chan, which will reportedly be the highlight of the movie.
It may have been 10 years between the two films, but it sure doesn’t seem that long judging by how 55-year-old Yen is looking these days!
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A video clip of Filipino parents expressing pure joy while watching their talented daughter sing has touched the hearts of many on social media.
Initially posted on Twitter by 19-year-old Brianna Rubia, the video has been reposted on other platforms such as the Facebook group “subtle asian traits” where it gained massive traction. “When I said my parents were supportive, I wasn’t kidding 😂😂,” Brianna wrote as a caption to the adorable footage.
In the video, the extremely supportive parents, Sammy and Dadai Rubia, were shown enjoying a performance of Brianna’s younger sister Samantha.
Brianna tells NextShark that her parents often goof and joke around at home. She also revealed that they have always been supportive and helpful to their kids. “My mother trained both of us how to sing, but it’s always been Sam who had the unique voice. I focused more on musical instruments like guitar, ukelele, and so on.” Brianna shares that while she’d sing too sometimes, she would often play the guitar while her sister does the singing. “I’ve written songs, but we’ve only sung them for close friends and family,” she added.
According to Brianna, their mom, a veteran, and their dad, a civil engineer, have both used their professions in uplifting the lives of rural folks in China when they were kids. “We moved to China when I was really young because my parents wanted to reach out to the poorest villagers there. We stayed for 12 years,” she revealed. “My mom taught poor farmers how to raise livestock, and my dad built wells and water systems so they could have access to clean water. My parents did all that for free.” She noted that their parents “wanted us to have experience, rather than just hear about people like them.” “They’re always thinking of ways on how to help more people; they taught us important values just by living.” Members of the Rubia family, who are now living in Davao City, Philippines, have got viewers asking for more hilarious antics from them.
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The Star “Aquaman,” Jason Momoa reportedly surprised his friends and family with a visit to his home state of Iowa earlier this month, however, what really got fans teary-eyed is when he dropped by at his grandmother’s.
In the short documentary-style video, titled “On The Roam,” the “Game of Thrones” actor meets up with his family and friends in Des Moines and visits some of his favorite places like the “Kung Fu Tap & Taco” and local diner, “The Waveland Cafe.” The 39-year-old actor, who was born in Hawaii, spent some of his youth in Iowa, according to Bored Panda. “This is where I was raised, these cornfields,” the actor told Des Moines Register. “This is America. This is part of America. It feels like home to me. Well, it is home.” During his trip, Momoa dropped by to visit his grandma, Mabel. He even posted a couple of pictures of them on his Instagram account that’s melting a lot of hearts with their adorableness.
This is not the first time that Momoa showed his affection for his grandmother. He once shared a screenshot of FaceTime he had with Mabel while donning his costume in the successful DC movie “Aquaman.” The way they share time together is just too sweet
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A woman in southeastern China had a waking nightmare when she realized she can no longer hear men’s voices.
The woman, identified as Chen, went to bed with nausea and ringing in her ears, believing that a good night’s sleep should alleviate the pain.
But to her horror, Chen, who slept next to her boyfriend, was unable to hear him speak the next morning.
She then rushed to a nearby hospital in her home city of Xiamen, Fujian province.
A woman in southeastern China had a waking nightmare when she realized she can no longer hear men’s voices.
At Qianpu Hospital, Chen discovered that she can only hear women’s voices, QQ reported.
Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist Dr. Lin Xiaoqing, a female, told reporters, “She was able to hear me when I spoke to her, but when a young male patient walked in, she couldn’t hear him at all.” A woman in southeastern China had a waking nightmare when she realized she can no longer hear men’s voices.
Dr. Lin diagnosed Chen with reverse-slope hearing loss (RSHL), a rare condition in which patients can only hear high-frequency sounds.
Also known as low-frequency hearing loss, it reportedly affects only one in 12,000 people, with about 3,000 sufferers in the U.S. and Canada, according to audiology clinic, Audiology, Inc.
Genetics predominantly cause RSHL, but certain conditions such as Ménière’s disease, viral infections and sudden hearing loss can also lead to it.
Still, changes in pressure of the endolymph — the fluid in the inner ear — as well as stress, injury and blood vessel problems can contribute to the development of RSHL.
Patients with RSHL are unable to hear low-frequency sounds such as roaring thunder, refrigerator humming and even a car approaching, which can be dangerous.
Fortunately, the condition may be reversed when detected promptly, sometimes even without medication.
Audiologist Dr. Michelle Kraskin told Live Science, “Most studies have shown that if you catch it within 48 hours, you have the best chance for recovery.” Dr. Lin, who blames stress and the lack of sleep for Chen’s hearing loss, expects her patient to make a full recovery.
A pho restaurant chain owned by Stephen and Juliette Wall in the U.K. went viral in 2013 for trademarking the word “pho” and attempting to sue a smaller Vietnamese business who used the word in their name.
Recently, the White-owned Vietnamese restaurant has come under fire again for their new menu, which includes carb-free courgette (zucchini) and butternut squash noodle pho, cauliflower “rice” bowls, and other vegan and gluten-free dishes.
Despite advertising themselves to be an authentic Vietnamese street food chain, the new menu clearly strays far from the traditional Vietnamese recipes which many believe makes this another case of cultural appropriation.
In an interview with Taste of Manchester, Stephen Wall claimed that while the owners are not Vietnamese, “[they] have all nationalities working for [them], trained to follow carefully constructed authentic recipes using the best, freshest ingredients.” They have also stated on their website that “pho” is pronounced as “foe,” which differs from the Vietnamese pronunciation “fuh.” The idea for the restaurant came after the married couple quit their marketing jobs and traveled to Vietnam in 2004 where they tasted pho for the very first time. Pho Holdings Ltd currently owns 27 restaurants across England and released the following statement in 2013 after successfully trademarking the word “pho” as their restaurant name: “…we have to ask all restaurants, large and small, to refrain from using the trademark Pho in their name. And with what we think is a fair amount of time to rename… ” -Stephen and Juliette Wall, Founders of Pho
Ultimately, their attempts to force smaller authentic Vietnamese pho restaurants to change their names was unsuccessful due to the large volume of complaints and severe backlash. The dispute ended with a public apology on Twitter.
Years after this incident, people are questioning whether the chain has fully learned their lesson on respecting Vietnamese cuisine and culture after discovering what they were selling as a part of their new menu. Several dissatisfied took to the restaurant’s Google page to express their concerns over the chain’s inauthenticity.
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Xiao long bao, also known as XLB or soup dumplings, typically holds soup and meat wrapped in white dough, but a restaurant in Queens has turned the traditional dumpling into a dessert.
Kung Fu Xiao Long Bao, a Chinese restaurant located in the neighborhood of Flushing in Queens, New York, offers what is called Nutella XLB.
As the name implies, this dumpling is made of the usual xiao long bao dough, but with Nutella as the soup and banana as meat filling.
The restaurant’s menu item is not the first in New York.
According to SecretNYC, the same XLB was first served at The Bao in St. Marks Place before the owner got rid of it due to poor reception from customers. However, it later made its return on the menu in the fall of 2018.
While both restaurants — run by the same boss — offer the same dessert, some people reportedly find the Nutella XLB better at Kung Fu Xiao Long Bao than The Bao.
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An elderly woman diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease tried to pick up her adult daughter from a kindergarten that she used to attend over three decades ago in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China.
The heartbreaking moment happened last week when the 84-year-old unnamed elderly woman rode a bus to a local kindergarten, according to Chinese media via Shanghaiist.
Upon arriving at the school, the elderly woman told the guard at the gate that she was there to pick up a girl surnamed Bai; however, after checking the records, the guard did not find anyone with that surname. After the police arrived, they were able to help the woman by calling her daughter.
The adult daughter then went to the police station to pick up her mother. When asked what she was doing at the kindergarten, her elderly mother replied: “I came to find you.” “Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior,” ALZ.org wrote on its website. “Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.”
“To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” was a huge hit when it was released on Netflix last year and part of its success was due in part to the chemistry between lead stars Lana Condor and Noah Centineo.
While Condor’s character Lara Jean and Centineo’s Peter Kavinsky hit it off quite well on the film, the actress and actor had such strong chemistry in real life as well.
During a recent interview with Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show,” Condor revealed that she and Centineo got along pretty well even before filming started. She noted that when both of them became too close, they decided to make a “contract” like the one in the film. “I did [set early boundaries],” Condor said about meeting Centineo for the first time. “We had just come back from a hot yoga class and went to his apartment, and we ordered pizza, and it’s kind of like, ooh, hot yoga, pizza, what’s happening? It was right before we shot the movie, just getting to know each other.” “I felt something. And then so we went like this, and I looked at him and I went, ‘Noah, it’s not going to happen between us.’ Yeah, because I felt, for the show to do well, we had to be best-friend professionals. And so I was like, ‘It’s just not going to happen.’ And he was like, ‘Yeah, it’s not going to happen.’ And I was like, ‘Great!’ So we kind of did what we did in ‘To All the Boys’ the movie, we kind of made a contract and set boundaries. I’m so happy that we did that because the movie turned out great and now we’re doing a sequel. So I have to work with him again so imagine!” “So you still might have that spark?” Fallon asked. “We still have the spark, yeah, absolutely. We were just on the phone the other day, just talking about the sequel,” Condor responded candidly.
Condor is set to star as a skilled fighter named Saya Kuroki in Syfy’s upcoming series “Deadly Class” which will premiere on January 16.
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An image of a rare dog breed has gone viral due to its “unique look” that has netizens mistaking it for a statue.
Sandra Pineda, a 22-year-old medical student from the Philippines, shared a picture of her Mexican Hairless Dog named Piper online on Thursday and was surprised to discover that it immediately generated thousands of likes in its first hour.
The breed, also known as Xoloitzcuintli (Xolo for short), is said to be intelligent, loyal and very loving to its family.
Netizens who were unfamiliar with the breed asked the same question in the comment section: “Is Piper a real dog or a statue?” Pineda, who brought Piper home last March when she was only two-months-old, finds the online reaction adorable. “It was so funny to see all these compliments coming through of people thinking Piper was a statue,” Pineda was quoted by LadBible. “They were all really confused and asking me whether she was real or not.” “I guess I’m so used to her I don’t see it as much as other people, but my friends and family told me they can definitely see it,” she added. “It’s actually really flattering to think that my beautiful dog could be mistaken for a work of art.” According to Pineda, Piper gets her shiny coat from the virgin coconut oil she gets slathered with after showers.
Pineda lamented that despite Piper’s apparent online fame, there are still a lot of people who don’t prefer her unusual look. “Some people don’t see Piper’s beauty or her regal look which baffles me because I think she’s gorgeous,” Pineda noted. “I think people should give Piper, and all Xolos and other hairless dogs a chance, because they’re really the sweetest and funniest pups you will ever meet.” Piper shares an Instagram account (@pipernriley) with Riley, a Boston Terrier which Pineda also owns