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Feathers fly at Taiwan pillow fight

Monday, 09 Apr, 2012 - 01:04

April 9 - Locals relieve stress at the annual pillow fight in Taipei. Kilmeny Duchardt reports.

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It's raining feathers in Taiwan. The country's capitol is waging its an annual pillow war as part of International Pillow Fight Day. And for Jiang Shin-Yu, it's 15-minutes of pure stress relief. (SOUNDBITE) Jiang Shin-Yu, 16-year-old student, saying (Mandarin): "I am so happy that I finally got to release all my stress today. There is a lot of pressure on me from my academic work, problems in my relationship, and arguments with friends." Chen Wei-Yi made some hits for his financial woes. (SOUNDBITE) Chen Wei-Yi, businessman, saying (Mandarin): "The price of goods is very high but one's salary doesn't increase. So there is of course some financial pressure on me." The annual battle has taken place since 2008, with participants ducking and covering in cities across the globe. Kilmeny Duchardt, Reuters.

Feathers fly at Taiwan pillow fight

Monday, 09 Apr, 2012 - 01:04

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