August 7, 2010

A lot of discussion amongst the Saturday night pool hall regulars seemed to be devoted to the Beijing bikini. In Beijing, and elsewhere in the north of China, in the summertime, local men have a propensity for rolling up their shirts so that their stomachs are fully exposed to the elements while their shirts still cover their chestal area, making for a makeshift man-bikini. As taking your shirt off for men is entirely acceptable and a normal practice, it's a little difficult to understand the reason for the Beijing bikini.


Blogger rodney k said...

Hi David,

Am now looking for a chance to insert "Beijing bikini" into a State-side conversation. Hope the chance to do that doesn't require me to sport one.


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