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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Finnish man stops traffic on a busy street in China using Tai Chi

There are many eccentric people around. Not long ago, a Chinese man practiced his yoga in the middle of a busy street causing the city centre to a near gridlock. This time it's a Finnish guy that stops busy traffic using Tai Chi.

A Finnish foreign language teacher jumps onto the road and uses tai chi to force cars to stop at a zebra crossing for pedestrians. The man – dubbed "foreign uncle" – has been working as a language teacher in Fuzhou, Fujian province for 11 years and became frustrated with Chinese drivers failing to stop.

Ma Ruinan, his Chinese name, has a strong interest in the country’s culture and decided to use taichi when crossing the road, like in this photo taken on Dec 12, 2011. "Tai chi is so grace and deliberate," he said. "But why are Chinese drivers always in a hurry? Isn’t common sense for cars to stop for pedestrians?"

Anybody wants to try silat in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?

1 comment:

  1. Hahaha...buat lawak pulak lelaki ni, kalau terlanggar mampos! :D