300 sets of twins journey to Taipei City
The China Post news staff
March 1, 2013, 12:03 am TWN
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- In Taipei City yesterday, there were 300 sets of twins and a smidgen of sibling rivalry.
Three hundred sets of twins, from infants to septuagenarians, flocked to Taipei's sprawling Yuanshan Park (圓山公園) yesterday.
Wang Chen-en (王宸恩) and Wang Chen-rou (王宸柔), 13, were among the 101 "dragon-and-phoenix pairs," a Chinese expression that means boy-girl twins.
Wang Chen-en is the older brother but is 10 cm shorter and 20 kg lighter, which has led everybody to believe he's the younger twin. That has troubled him since he was a little boy, according to his parents.
Presiding at the festival, Taipei City Mayor Hau Lung-pin (郝龍斌) assured the boy that he is in for a growth spurt.
"When I was in junior high school, I was 2 cm shorter than you," said Hau. "Going by your parents' height, you will be taller than your sister for sure."
"Happiness in Taipei: Twins of Taiwan Unite" is a twins convention organized by the Taipei City Department of Civil Affairs (民政局).