In a bid to get the attention of his crush, a young man from China spent three nights arranging 846 Rubik’s cubes to create a giant 2.6m x 1.3m pixelated portrait of her. Sadly, the grand gesture got him nowhere – the gift was eventually rejected by the girl of his dreams and he now has no idea what to do with it.
Tong Aonan, a 27-year-old mechanic from Shenyang, spent two whole months mapping out the portrait design before he actually got to work on the project. He also spent $460 on the Rubik’s cubes, and solved each one of them to fit his design. He then stacked the cubes in a wooden frame one by one to make the actual portrait, which he gifted to his crush. And she refused to accept it.
Surprisingly, Tong isn’t taking the rejection too seriously. “I’m not giving it too much thought,” he said. “I simply wanted to surprise her and tell her I like her… but I was rejected.” Not everyone is able to share his nonchalance though – lots of people online are leaving comments about ‘feeling his pain’ and questioning her for rejecting him.
“If you don’t have money, you have to have looks,” a bitter netizen wrote. “If you don’t have either, then you are out of luck.”
“If he was more handsome then this gift would have worked like a charm,” another complained. “Women are too superficial.”
But Tong wants people to stop making negative comments about the girl. He says he has no negative feelings towards her, and that his only concern right now is what to do with the completed portrait that’s now sitting in his living room. I say sell it as an artwork.
Tong’s Rubik’s cube portrait is the latest in a string of bizarre attempts by Chinese men to impress the girls of their dreams. A few years back we reported about a guy who proposed to his girl with a fleet of luxury cars and another who did it with a dress made from 9,999 red roses.