Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn on Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 12:24 PM
Time was, not too long ago, when it was difficult to buy a decent cup of coffee in Beijing. Now that there are soy milk decaf latte's available on every second street corner, it seems natural that other types of minority taste are equally well catered for in China's capital.
Thanks to the classified section on local entertainment mag City Weekend's website, Beijing residents can relax in the knowledge that traveling pre-op transsexuals from the Philippines are just a phone call away:
Hi gentlemen! So finally you've found me, the Asias best Shemale/Ladyboy... full pre-op transsexual model!...
The screen shot shows AnGel's ad taking pride of place amongst the most viewed entries on City Weekend's website. AnGel's ad is here or you might prefer to visit her own website. If this type of thing interests you, you may also like the rest of City Weekend's 'Other' personals, That's Beijing's 'Other' personals, or the cesspool of Craiglist's Beijing site.
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