Compiled by AIN NADJWA, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN
A MAN in China called off his wedding after his fiancee’s brother destroyed his Yu-Gi-Oh! card collection worth 1.47 million yuan (RM917,409) by chucking them into a fish tank, reported China Press.
The incident happened when the fiancee took her Year One brother to the man’s family home for dinner.
They left the boy in his room where he kept his Yu-Gi-Oh! card collection and other collectables and went to prepare dinner in the kitchen.
The man, whose surname is Zhang, returned to his room only to find that the box containing all his prized cards were at the bottom of his fish tank.
Upon questioning, the boy admitted to having thrown the box into the tank after failing to open it.
Zhang flew into a fit of rage and started yelling at the boy, which caused him to cry.
After finding out what happened, his fiancee offered compensation for the damaged cards as part of her bridal wedding gift – which only made him angrier.
Zhang’s parents stood by the girl, saying that he should not make a mountain out of a molehill over a matter. Frustrated and angry, Zhang called off the wedding.
The Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game is a Japanese collectable card game which was popular in early 2000.
In 2009, it was named the top-selling trading card game in the world by the Guinness World Records, having sold over 22 billion cards worldwide.
The game has since gained a massive following and rare exclusive cards are known to fetch ridiculous prices
In one example, a man sold four of his very rare “Blue-Eyes White Dragon” cards for around US$20,000 (RM82,590) to fund his daughter’s education last year.
> Being his usual self, Hong Kong singer Eason Chan once again forgot his lyrics during a performance in conjunction with Singles’ Day, reported Sin Chew Daily.
Chan performed three of his songs during the TMall Single’s Day Carnival Night on Nov 11.
However, he fumbled and forgot some of the lyrics when singing Staying by Your Side All These Years and Thank You.
“If he doesn’t forget his lyrics, it isn’t Eason Chan, ” one fan wrote.
Despite the minor mistakes, many praised Chan for being confident and having remained calm throughout the performance.
Chan has won the Best Mandarin Male Singer in the Golden Melody Awards thrice and is tied with Johnny Yin who has also won it three times.
The above articles are 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 a >, it denotes a separate news item.