Beijing 2008 by Liu Yi

This is probably ancient but I found it on some ones Facebook wall and I find it interesting so I’m posting it here. The painting is by Toronto based Chinese artist Liu Yi and is entitled Beijing 2008 as far as I can tell. Read the synopsis that was on the Facebook post:

Right in front, the Asian lady with a tattoo on her back is China.

On the left, the lady full of concentration is Japan.

Dressed at the top looking sideways is USA.

Lying rather seductively is Russia.

The little girl standing by the side is Taiwan.

China “tripled” the Dong tiles (East Winds, this is a double up). This means that China has arisen with the circumstances (the winds); maybe that is the display of the “East Wind” missiles she possesses now. It looks like China is doing ok, but there is no clue about the other cards (tiles). Meanwhile she is up to no good under the table.

USA, appearing confident, is looking at Taiwan with an expression; perhaps to read from the look of Taiwan or to send some message.

Russia may appear indifferent but it is far from that. One leg is on USA and one hand is passing card(s) to China. They are some discreet exchanges going on.

Japan has all eyes on the cards, unaware of what others are doing.

Taiwan wears a red abdominal vest, maybe implying she is the last successor of the Chinese culture. She holds a tray of fruits in one hand and a fruit knife in the other, looking quietly at China with resentment. But she has no option. She is not in the game (a little girl too young to play the game?).

Dark clouds hang over the river outside the window implying tension over the straits separating Main Land China and Taiwan.

The portrait on the wall is interesting, mustache of Sun Yet Sun, the bare head of Chiang Kai Set, the face of Mao Tze Tong…

How the 4 ladies are dressed is also very interesting.

China bares her top, with panties and a skirt.

USA is almost fully dressed but bares her bottom.

Russia is left with only panties.

Japan naked.

These perhaps reflect the status of each nation;

The attire of USA appears to be most complete, probably because she is still the most powerful. Others are short of something here and there. Though USA is most presentable, she has nevertheless exposed her bottom (line). China and Russia look naked but keep their private parts are covered.

We assume this is a stripping game where the loser removes a piece of clothing.

In this game, if China loses, she will be like Russia today… (broken up).

If USA loses, she will also be like Russia…

If Russia loses again, then she has nothing left…

And Japan is already left with nothing….

Russia may appear to have drawn an extra tile (by the rule of the game, she cannot complete the game i.e. cannot win) and is hanging on for nothing … BUT she is actually exchanging tiles with China…

The other person hanging on is Japan since she has no more “chips”. She is out of the game if she loses.

In conclusion:

USA is pretending. She looks most glorious but faces great dangers. If she loses this game, she loses her dominating position.

Russia has a leg each on a boat, most sly … Her situation is a little like China after liberation (when the communist took over China), sometimes with the USSR and sometimes with USA. Due to her lack of self sufficiency, she has to yo-yo between two parties for survival and room of development.

China has many tiles but they are not in view. Does that imply China keeps her strengths under wrap? And she is exchanging tiles with Russia under the table.

USA can only guess from the expression of Taiwan what may be happening between China and Russia.

Japan looks ignorant as she continues to focus on her cards.

China’s hand (of tiles) is most unpredictable.

Poor Japan … there are so many things happening around her. She has no chance of a win and she is out the moment she loses.

Taiwan keeps watch as a bystander. She sees all that transpired in the game and she understands. But she is not qualified to, nor capable of participating in the game. She has no right to speak. She is full of grievances and is utterly helpless. She can only be the maid, offering fruits to the winner(s).

The winner should be a pick between China or USA , there is little doubt about this. Then again if you notice, they are playing Chinese Mahjong, not Western Poker.

Playing with the rules of a Chinese game, what are the odds for USA?

I’d Marry This Cake…

This is one hell of a wedding cake… Shaped like a wedding dress with a simple bodice and an intricately iced skirt. The only way to top this would be for the bride to actually wear the cake/dress.

Image found on Foodista I can’t find a source link aside from a post in Chinese on digu, which doesn’t attribute it to anyone.

The Science of Perving

I could spend hours trying to find out what the japanese in this article is trying to say, or I can infer from the imagery that it is trying to teach you the optimal angles for staring up a girls skirt while walking up a set of stairs.

I wish I knew what book or magazine this came from, I’m sure it would be a gold mine…

via UFunk

Super Mario World Skirt

Nintendo Lolita Skirt- Custom fabric, custom made

This Skirt is available from corsetwonderland on Etsy, it’s apparently on custom printed fabric. I like it but I’m not sure it would suit me. Blue just isn’t my colour. According to the notes, there is a hoop skirt under it in the image so it’s not quite as poofie as it is in the image above, I guess you could buy a hoop skirt to get the same effect. Anyway it’s $75 + shipping and tax.

Upcycled Geek Clothing By Bonga Chop Shop

Pac Man Halter Top OOAK Upcycled

Kendra of Bonga Chop Shop makes one of a kind up-cycled geek clothing and the like from vintage geek fabric. Like the above Pac-Man halter top (I think I had that design on a bed sheet…) or the Below Pac-Man skirt and Transformers mini dress.

Pac Man Highwaisted Skirt OOAK

Transformers Mini Dress OOAK