Compiled by C. ARUNO, PAVITHRA RAMAN and R. ARAVINTHAN
TOP Hong Kong comic Stephen Chow (pic) has revealed his latest canine friend on Instagram, Sin Chew Daily reported.
Known to be a dog lover, the 60-year-old posted a photo of himself making faces at his adopted black-and-white French bulldog named Kio.
“Is there a way to merge pets and web3?” wrote Chow, who had earlier set up the Instagram account to recruit talent for a Web3 venture.
Web3 refers to the concept of a decentralised World Wide Web that incorporates blockchain technology and token-based economics, first coined by a cryptocurrency founder. Critics have suggested it is merely a buzzword.In the picture, Kio is seen wearing a pair of aviator sunglasses and trying to lick Chow’s face.
The actor and filmmaker said Kio’s nickname was Zero-Zero-Nine, a reference to the 1994 spy spoof, From Beijing with Love, in which Chow starred.
It was reported that Chow once had an English bulldog named Bull Bull that made a cameo in his 1993 film Flirting Scholar, but he suffered a huge loss when the dog later died of cancer.
> China Press reported that a man who was painting the exterior of a flat in Qingdao, China, was attacked by a resident wielding a meat cleaver.
In the incident on Monday, the man had been abseiling to paint the building’s exterior when the resident confronted him on the second floor.
Opening his window and shouting that his flat did not need to be painted, the elderly man slashed at the painter with a meat cleaver. He even attempted to cut the painter’s ropes and slash at the bucket of paint.
The incident was caught on video and went viral online.
In the video, residents can be seen gathering near the painter and shouting for him to stop and get down to safety.
When interviewed, the flat’s management said the elderly resident had been upset over the shoddy work at other parts of the flat and tried to stop the man from painting his unit.
Police said a report was lodged, but the two parties decided to settle the matter amicably, with the painter reportedly forgiving the resident after he apologised.
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