A TAIWANESE woman who offered to pay T$10,000 (RM1,330) daily to hire a fake boyfriend for the Chinese New Year would be agreeable to take the arrangement further if the chosen applicant is good looking.
According to China Press, she listed her requirements on a community Facebook page. The individual must be between the age of 18 and 30, and should report for duty from Feb 4 to 6.
“He should not be a nerd,” she said, adding that he must not smoke or tell dirty jokes in front of her parents.
With food and accommodation included at her place or in a hotel, she stated that sleeping arrangements could be adjusted depending on his looks, adding that the fake boyfriend must accompany her throughout the day.
She also mentioned that she was “not pretty” and that applicants should not “overimagine” the situation. Her post has generated tremendous response from male users.
> A woman whose life was saved by a blood transfusion nine years ago found out that the donor was actually her husband.
Oriental Daily reported that the woman named Lin from Taiwan was in critical condition in 2008 after developing a bleeding disorder and needed a transfusion.
She recovered after she was given 10 units of blood and two units of platelets.
Lin, who married her husband Lian two years ago, related her near-death encounter to him.
Lian, who is a regular blood donor, joked that it could be his blood that saved her. That inspired Lin to track her donor.
After contacting the hospital and reviewing records, they discovered it was Lian’s blood that was used.
> The daily also reported that a Vietnamese man was saved from dying of alcohol poisoning by having 15 cans of beer transfused into his stomach.
Nguyen Van Nhat, 48, was earlier found to have methanol 1,119 times higher than the limit in his system.
His doctor explained that alcohol comes in two variants – methanol and ethanol. The human liver breaks down ethanol (found in beer) first.
The hospital in the province of Quang Tri immediately pumped three cans of beer to slow down his liver’s processing of methanol.
Then, one can of beer was given to him every hour.
After 15 cans were administered, Nhat was completely conscious, giving the medical team enough time to put him on dialysis.
? The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.
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