Man Has Many Barbies – level 3
On a normal Singapore street sits a normal house, but it does not contain a normal collection. This house has one of the largest private collections of Barbie dolls in the world at 6,000 dolls.
Jian Yang is the proud owner of all of these dolls and even calls some of them “precious“. One of his favourites is Great Shape Barbie that was from 1984 and was featured in the movie “Toy Story”. He paid up to $3,600 for one of his dolls, making this an expensive hobby.
Jian’s obsession predictably affects his relationships. He says that some ex-girlfriends felt insecure because they could not look like one of the dolls, which are infamous for their unrealistic waistlines.
Difficult words: precious (important and valuable), feature (something that is an important part), obsession (too strong an interest in something), insecure (not feeling good), infamous (famous for something that people do not like), waistline (the size of one’s waist).
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