I fidgeted with my hands in my lap, cracked my knuckles. Was it because Noah had interrupted what probably was going to be our first kiss? I quickly sent Brax a short text. The big one under the dome? I knew he could hear everything Jilly said; everyone within earshot probably could. Just stay smart about it, I guess. It felt scary and invigorating. His voice had an edge to it, like something bothered him. Just watch it with him.
At the door, Brax released my hand and we stepped outside. But most blamed the girls. I need to take this. The opinions expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Global Times. But what I found after further researching this bizarre calamity was that around 64 percent of the females who appeared in the file are university students.
After reading all the media reports and online comments, the biggest question in my mind, as a fellow female, is why any woman would willingly offer their most private information to complete strangers just for a small amount of money? Finally, after forty minutes, I rose and walked to my truck. Thirty minutes, and no text or missed call. I fished it out of my purse. The effect he had on me was quickly becoming more ridiculous with each passing second. But then again, seeing as how so many Chinese females seem to actually desire this kind of fame and notoriety, such as those female Webcasters who earn hundreds of thousands of yuan every month simply by showing their cleavage, it becomes obvious that most are indifferent about revealing their bodies to the public.
Because Brax kept pulling me up the main hallway toward the entrance room. The popularization of social networking in China is also largely to blame. Then coming home to study. He leaned his shoulder into mine. His bike was parked right beside it. He was loud as sin.
But with materialistic, vainglorious Chinese society being what it is, many of these girls desired extra spending money for fashionable clothes and high-end cosmetics. I chanced a peek sideways at him and noticed how his dark hair curled out from his cap at the nape of his neck. His girl broke up with him tonight so, you know. He still smelled good, and I tried to keep from falling against him. Almost all university-age Chinese today have a Weibo and WeChat account, and through these apps they are constantly informed and updated on the lifestyles of celebrities and their better-off peers. With a deep breath I turned my full gaze on the group of girls staring me down, then pushed through the doors and stepped outside. At the next intersection, he turned off to the left, and I watched his red tail light disappear.
Once news of the X-rated loans made headlines, netizens debated who was more at fault. And he knows I know. Maybe my vibe-o-meter was way off? The night air was thick, humid, and carried voices, music from neighboring dorms, and laughter. Even if Chinese authorities were to delete all this pornography on Weibo and WeChat, once they are shared in the West it becomes an impossible task. Then my phone vibrated in my bag. Tessa turned her face toward me the minute I walked in.
In the background, the clank of dishes and silverware and the low rumble of conversation barely infiltrated the intimate space Brax had created in the booth between us. Helped the guy let off some steam. Whoa—is that a body bag or what? But hopefully this case will raise the public's awareness on the side effects that social media are having on China's younger generations. I pointed over my shoulder and grinned. I wondered if each of them had some major life crises. Twenty minutes passed as I watched girls straggle into Oliver Hall—some in small groups, others alone. Bad habit since I was a kid.
I felt my skin turn hot from embarrassment, and I gave him a quick look. After going viral on Weibo, last week the one-finger selfies were shared on Reddit, becoming China's all-time most voted post which says a lot about the mentality and desires of Western men. After being barraged with an endless stream of selfies of other women wearing fancy clothes and using high-end products, it's inevitable that some impressionable schoolgirls would want to imitate these fancy lifestyles, even if it's beyond their consumption ability. Most were other students, and a few regulars from town, I imagined. . One girl told a reporter that she had borrowed tens of thousands of yuan just so that she could get plastic surgery.
I like being around him. Tessa flopped back down onto the end of her bed, grabbed a Cosmopolitan magazine from her purse, and started flipping madly through the pages. More importantly, sex-related content is so common nowadays that we as a society seem to have lost all shame and have become numb to nudity. He bowed closer, to read the menu with me. I don't pity any of the students who had their nude photos leaked in the file. The platforms usually required the money to be paid back within one to four weeks at a weekly interest rate of 15 percent.