Love for ailing mum led to model Lin’s marriage to Akira


TAIWANESE supermodel Lin Chi-ling’s (pic) marriage to Japanese boyband Exile’s member Akira was prompted by her ailing mother’s sickness.

China Press reported that Wu Tzu-mei had been suffering from Alzheimer’s since 2015, and was frequenting the National Taiwan University Hospital for treatment.

Lin reduced her workload last year to be with her mother but when her mother’s condition improved, Lin spent more time with Akira whose real name is Ryohei Kurosawa.

When Wu made known her wish to see her daughter walking down the aisle, Lin decided to get married.

It is also a Chinese belief that an auspicious occasion would bring good luck to a mother’s health.

> A 40-year-old man from Tokyo, Japan, who bought four pairs of torn jeans at 100,000 yen (RM3,800) 20 years ago, was shocked to learn that they are now worth 10 times more than what he paid for them, China Press reported.

The man had bought the jeans in a market during a trip to the United States as he thought the jeans had historical value.

His friends also teased him for putting up the worthless jeans as decorations at his house.

The man recently attended a TV show where an expert in antique appraisal valued the items at one million yen as the jeans were left behind by miners at a gold mine in San Francisco.

It was also reported that the jeans brand Levi’s had once paid five million yen for a pair of jeans found in a quarry in 2001.

> Hong Kong actress Charmaine Sheh recently launched her own swimsuit line in collaboration with swimwear brand Gourami, Sin Chew Daily reported.

Named Gourami x Charmaine Sheh, the collection consists of 15 designs.

The 44-year-old 1997 Miss Hong Kong pageant second runner-up is now hoping that the collection will be selected as one of the sponsors for the upcoming 2019 Miss Hong Kong Pageant as Gourami had been featured in several pageant editions in the past.

Sheh also said she would not mind dressing in a swimsuit with the other pageant contestants.


   

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