Will you LOOK at what Ashin is wearing in this picture:
Will someone *please* get close enough to cut those blasted suspenders off?
In the midst of their busy concert schedule, Mayday’s Ashin found a bit of spare time to attend [Taiwan news organization] UDN’s “Smiling Kingdom” exhibition; though he’s performed in mainland China’s Xi’an, he’s never had the chance to visit the Terracotta Warriors there, so now he’s excited to have the chance to experience the Western Han era of burial pottery in Taiwan and to contemplate the past.
Nylon Chen (陳乃榮), an actor in Taiwanese Drama “K.O.3an Guo (終極三國),” accompanied his “elder brother” in the business to the display. He’d done his homework before going, having spent a whole hour on the internet researching the historical background, trying to understand the differences between the Smiling Kingdom pottery and the Terracotta Army and memorizing facts about the civilization. He followed the guide around the exhibit with great interest and asked many question.
One of the unique qualities of the statues is that they sit demurely and cover their mouths as they smile; they’ve been jokingly called the “Lin Chi-ling” of the Han Dynasty. The tour guide stressed that their smiles come from within, and Ashin joked that Han Dynasty girls were really very proper, always covering their mouths when they smiled, but that it made them look like they were giggling on the sly. He also praised the high quality of the ancient pottery and stressed that everyone who gets the chance should see the exhibit. The popularity of the two guys drew quite a crowd of fans at the exhibit. Nylon Chen will be holding autograph sessions in Taichung and Kaohsiung this weekend for his debut album, Paradise, but he said that if he has time, he hopes to return and see the exhibit once more.