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Cantonese tutor points out glaring errors in big-budget Chinese dramas in viral TikTok video

  • A video highlighting glaring errors in Chinese dramas with budgets in the millions of dollars posted on Tuesday has gone viral.
  • One Chinese fantasy drama highlighted in the video had a budget of $7 million but made several mistakes such as showing a flying drone despite the drama taking place in ancient times.
  • The video has garnered 1.4 million views and over 188,000 likes since uploading.

A TikTok user posted a video on May 17 revealing unconcealed mistakes that were shown on Chinese dramas with budgets in the millions of dollars. 

The video, posted by Cantonese tutor Dr. Candise Lin (@candiselin86), points out various mistakes that were made in historical fantasy Chinese dramas, from poorly done computer generated imagery (CGI) to modern technology accidentally shown on set.

Woman’s TikTok video about her $31 Shein shoes deflating in the Las Vegas heat goes viral

  • TikTok user @eacarrasco shared that the pair of Mary Jane shoes she purchased from Chinese online retailer Shein melted due to the Las Vegas heat.
  • Shein, which sells inexpensive fashion items, has seen massive growth in the U.S. in recent years, becoming the biggest fast fashion retailer in the country.
  • In her now-viral clip, which has since received more than 515,000 views, the user is seen walking with the heels of her shoes apparently disappearing under her feet.
  • The TikToker’s “melting shoes” had commenters pointing out the intense Las Vegas weather and warning against buying from Shein.
  • In a separate post, @eacarrasco shared photos of the shoes that have seemingly returned to their original form.

A woman’s video about her deflating Shein shoes in the Las Vegas heat recently went viral on TikTok.

TikToker @eacarrasco shared that the pair of Mary Jane shoes she purchased from the Chinese online retailer apparently could not handle the heat in Las Vegas. 

‘Fire erupts wherever I am’: Pakistani TikToker accused of starting forest fire for views

  • Pakistani TikToker Humaira Asghar, also known to her 11.5 million TikTok followers as Dolly, is facing severe criticism for filming in front of a forest fire amid one of South Asia's intense heat waves.
  • In her now-deleted TikTok video, Asghar can be seen walking in front of a burning hillside while dressed in a silver ball gown.
  • “Fire erupts wherever I am,” she wrote in the video’s caption.
  • The TikToker denied all accusations stating that she started the fire in Margalla Hills National Park in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad.
  • Pakistani officials have reportedly filed a First Information Report (FIR) against Asghar following the viral incident.

A Pakistani TikToker with millions of followers is facing severe criticism for filming in front of a forest fire amid one of South Asia’s intense heat waves.

Humaira Asghar has been accused of starting a forest fire in Margalla Hills National Park in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. The online star, known to her 11.5 million TikTok followers as Dolly, can be seen in her now-deleted TikTok video walking in front of a burning hillside while dressed in a silver ball gown.

Hawaiian restaurant in Texas sells out after TikTok about UT Austin ‘kicking out’ its owners goes viral

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  • Austin-area Hawaiian BBQ restaurant Poke Bay will be closing its doors after five years of business following the University of Texas at Austin’s purchase of land on Guadalupe Street to expand the school’s campus.
  • The decision leaves restaurant owners Paul and Priscilla Song with no choice but to close their business by the end of this month.
  • The couple’s emotional journey was shared on TikTok when their daughter, Angelica Song, voiced her frustration and called on people to support her parents in the final weeks of their restaurant.
  • After Angelica’s TikTok video went viral, her parents welcomed an influx of customers.
  • Paul and Priscilla took to TikTok to express their gratitude, saying, “We weren’t really prepared to be this busy today. … If we made some mistakes or we’ve run out of items that we should have had, we apologize. But all in all, it was very heartwarming. We thank you very much for your support.”

Customers flooded a Hawaiian restaurant in Austin, Texas, after a TikTok announcing its permanent closure went viral. 

Hawaiian BBQ and poke bowl restaurant Poke Bay will permanently close its doors after five years of business following the University of Texas at Austin’s acquisition of land on Guadalupe Street to expand the school’s campus. 

Elementary school students shower art teacher with goodbye hugs, drawings on his last day in viral TikTok

  • TikTok user @itsjoshell posted a video on May 2 of her Filipino husband, known to his students as Mr. Santos, being showered in his school’s hallways with hugs and drawings during his last day of work at an elementary school.
  • "My husband had his last day as an art teacher and this is how the entire school said goodbye," the onscreen text reads.
  • The video, captioned “When the whole school loves Mr. Santos,” has amassed over 121,000 likes and 608,000 views so far.

To celebrate a Filipino art teacher’s last day of work, an entire elementary school gathered to give him goodbye hugs and drawings.

TikTok user @itsjoshell posted a video on May 2 of her husband, known to his students as Mr. Santos, walking past various groups of students in his school’s hallways. 

Music teacher shares adorable ‘dumpling song’ she grew up singing in Taiwan in viral TikTok video

  • A Chicago-based music teacher is taking dumpling-making to the next level with a viral fingerplay song on TikTok.
  • Katie Norregaard, better known as “Miss Katie Sings,” has garnered more than 500,000 likes and 2 million views after sharing the “dumpling song.” 
  • She grew up singing the nursery rhyme in Taiwan.
  • Miss Katie has worked as a professional musician and taught on-camera lessons as well as in-person children’s classes before taking on virtual classes for preschoolers.
  • “This is gonna be stuck in my head now,” another TikTok user wrote.

A music educator based in Chicago is taking dumpling-making to the next level with a nursery rhyme that has gone viral on TikTok.

Katie Norregaard, better known as Miss Katie Sings, has garnered more than 500,000 likes and 2 million views after sharing the “dumpling song,” which she says she grew up singing in Taiwan.

Meet Ytiet, the Vietnamese cowherd who’s been popping up in your favorite artists’ songs

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  • Ytiet, whose real name is So Y Tiet, is a 34-year-old cowherd from Vietnam’s Binh Dinh Province whose melodic counting has propelled him to the international music scene.
  • The content creator gained popularity in 2020 after posting TikToks and YouTube videos of himself singing and rapping days of the week, letters of the alphabet and numbers in English, among others.
  • International stars such as Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Viola Davis, Rihanna and Cardi B have posted about Ytiet on social media.
  • In December 2020, Ytiet’s popularity skyrocketed even further after Wiz Khalifa released his track “Number Song (From 41 to 49),” which features Ytiet’s counting song “41.”
  • Ytiet caught mainstream attention yet again in March after Spanish singer-songwriter Rosalía sampled one of his songs in her track “CUUUUuuuuuute.”
  • Despite his newfound fame, Ytiet continues to share videos of his life in his rural village, where he cooks traditional dishes and herds cows.

Meet Ytiet, a TikTok star from Vietnam’s Binh Dinh Province whose melodic counting has propelled him to the international music scene.

The content creator, whose real name is So Y Tiet, is a 34-year-old cowherd whose work has been sampled by celebrities from around the world.

Panda Express worker’s viral TikTok roast of early morning customers has fast-food employees chiming in

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  • A 15-second video posted to TikTok by @isaiahafk shows a Panda Express worker expressing his dismay at the chain’s early-morning customers.
  • While many in the video’s comments section offered up their arguments as to why some might want to purchase orange chicken at 10 a.m., others empathized with the poster’s sentiment and shared their own experiences of working in the food industry.

A Panda Express worker took to TikTok to express his dismay at the chain’s early-morning customers.

The 15-second video posted by @isaiahafk shows him wearing a black Panda Express apron and matching hat while pointing to the sizzling American Chinese food as he rants, “Bro, people really coming to Panda Express at 10:00 a.m. for some of this. Like really? Sometimes, they come at 7:00, 6:00, doing shit early in the morning. How are you going to wake up and want some orange chicken?”

Frightened Malaysian woman films TikTok video to capture the faces of the men following her

  • A Malaysian woman filmed a TikTok video in hopes of capturing the faces of the men she claimed were following her as she walked alone. 
  • In a six-second video posted to TikTok on Sunday, the woman can be seen discreetly watching her back using her camera. In a split-second shot, a person in a yellow shirt is captured walking a few feet behind her. 
  • “F*ck, I’m so freakin’ scared these guys keep following me,” she wrote in a text overlay on her video. “Pretending to film a video hope I record their face.”
  • The TikTok has garnered over 3.6 million views and nearly 500,000 likes as of this writing.

A Malaysian woman filmed a TikTok video in hopes of capturing the faces of the men she claimed were following her as she walked alone. 

TikTok user @phichzy10 said that she was being tailed in a six-second video posted on Sunday.

TikToker rescues ‘abandoned’ Nintendogs after finding game cartridge on London train

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After discovering a lost “Nintendogs” game cartridge on a London train, a TikTok user shared a series of videos detailing his journey of rescuing the “abandoned” virtual puppies.

The TikTok user, @bennypvideo, shared a video last Thursday of him finding the lost game cartridge on the train. The “Nintendogs” cartridge can be seen laying on the floor beneath the train seats before it is picked up by the TikToker and taken home to test on his Nintendo DS.

TikTok video showing how a conveyer belt sushi restaurant in Japan quickly calculates bills goes viral

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  • TikTok users are impressed by the clever technology a Japanese revolving sushi restaurant uses to ring up customers instantly.
  • With over 3.3 million views and 800 comments, a 13-second video on the platform shows staff scanning a stack of different colored plates with a handheld device that appears to calculate the price automatically.
  • The handy scanner apparently removes the hassle of having to manually count the plates by their colors.

TikTok fans are impressed by the clever technology a Japanese revolving sushi restaurant uses to ring up customers instantly.

“Why Japan is living in the future,” begins the viral video by @allstarsteven, a Japanese food and travel content creator on TikTok and Instagram.

California bride goes viral for wearing $47 Shein dress at her ‘minimal’ wedding

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  • A couple in California held a low-cost wedding at which the bride wore a $47 wedding dress from Chinese online fast fashion retailer Shein to keep it “as minimal as possible.”
  • Kiara and Joel Brokenbrough picked a free location near a motorway in California and did not provide food or drinks for the guests, inviting only 30 to 40 of their closest friends and family members.
  • Kiara said that she did not buy an expensive wedding dress because she was only going to wear it “one time for a few hours.”
  • The bride posted two videos of her big day on TikTok, one of which has garnered over 1 million views and 113,400 likes since it was uploaded last month.

A couple in California got married off of a California motorway in a ceremony where the bride wore a $47 dress from Shein.

While planning their wedding, Kiara and Joel Brokenbrough decided to keep their wedding “as minimal as possible” with an event budget of $500.

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