This attractive young lady popped up in Liuzhou’s People’s Square a couple of days ago. I didn’t pay her much attention. Not my type.
Her name is Liu Doll (柳娃 liǔ wá) and her function is to act as a mascot for the first Guangxi Horticultural Expo, set to open in Liuzhou on Sunday 30th October 2011 (somewhat later than originally planned). Why China feels the need to have these childish “dolls” for every event is beyond me, but hey, they do no harm I suppose (except to my sense of aesthetics).
Of course, the opening ceremony will be by invitation only and will feature the usual suspects and usual speeches of self praise. However, the expo will be open to the public from the 1st and entry will be free.
Quite what the Horticulture Expo will consist of, I don’t know, but in an investigative spirit, I intend to disguise myself as a flower, dig in and weed out the facts. The fruits of my investigation will show up here in due course.