Monday, November 11, 2013

Anti-Valentine's Day

Today, 11.11, is Singles Day in China, when bachelors 'celebrate' their unmarriedness. Given the one-child policy and the still-prevalent preference to have boys, there are an awful lot of single men around. The current birth rate is around 120 male to 100 female. 
For breakfast, the tradition is to eat four dough sticks and a dumpling; and in the evening karaoke and beer. In between which I guess there's a frantic scramble to find mates. 

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