The first official photo of Aaron Kwok and his girlfriend Moka Fang together shows them wearing sunglasses and having soup.
The actor posted the photo last Friday, three days after he used a photo of their clasped hands at a dashboard to announce they were a couple. His caption, “This way, we have to eat a little slower, mah”, takes off from his caption last Tuesday, “This way, we have to drive a little slower”.
His new post drew more smirks on the Internet than congratulations, reported Oriental Daily. “If you wear shades while eating, you can’t be fast even if you want to,” was among postings that poked fun at his choice of words.
Meanwhile, Kwok’s dashboard photo appeared on Chinese police’s Weibo accounts last Wednesday, which happened to be National Traffic Safety Day in China.
Shanghai police used it to remind drivers to refrain from other activities while on the road. Sohu.com reported that Shenzhen police were investigating if the photo was taken while the couple were in the city.
Their exhortations came after the post drew imitators. People.com.cn carried selfies of pilots’ hands clasped on the throttle in their cockpit, with the airmen joking that they had to fly a little slower that day.
A version of this story was originally published in The Straits Times on December 7, 2015. For more stories like this, head to www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle.