Shanghai's Badar (Baby-Radar)
I visited Shanghai for the second time in the spring of 2011, and stayed with a fried who had an absolute obsession with how cute Chinese babies were - the big round cheeks, huge black eyes, and adorable attire. Her and I together invented a system called Badar (A portmanteau combining the words ‘baby’ and ‘radar’, inspired by the slang word ‘Gaydar’). Badar detects the presence of a baby and is followed by a rating scale of 1-10 determining how adorable the baby is. It’s completely subjective and more of a joke than anything else, especially considering we haven’t seen a Badar with a rating below 7. A fun activity for metro rides, casual dining, and wandering the streets, the Badar system never fails to entertain. The above photos of the little ones walking the streets of Shanghai were taken with my iPhone 4 ... low quality photos, high quality cuteness.
By Sara Melvin
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