Okay...so I haven't done one of my cultural things in a while and I think we're due. And since on vacation I found a few fun things to share, I hope today's blog will give us all a bit of a chuckle. Enjoy!
We saw this sign as we were wandering around the island of Coloane. We laughed ourselves sick. I mean, is the Chinese more subtle? Or is it just as blunt?
Still on Coloane and this is one of those Mr. Safety things. It's a ladder, built of bamboo and zip ties. As you can see it looks pretty rickety. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want to climb it.
One of the things that gets me the most over here is the way they order you to do the most obvious things. I've seen signs that tell how to pee and even how not to breathe. This sign Jeramiah loved. Not just because of the cute penguin, but because it exhorted you to hold on to a handrail that wasn't even there. LOL
Jeramiah couldn't believe this. Stitch bouquets. That's right. Can't afford roses? No problem. Just get your girl a bouquet of nasty little creatures. She'll know it's love.
Is this a sign up in the states? I'd never seen one before. But I cracked up when I read it. --And then we lock them... *snort*
This is a booth where you can pay for Wi-Fi. But the thing is smaller than a phone booth and there isn't a shelf for a computer. I guess it's for a Wi-Fi enabled phone when you want a little privacy. Sorry, a little unnecessary as far as I'm concerned.
This sign was stretched out on a busy street in Hong Kong. It tells us all about certain conspiracies that are going on in the US government. There were several of them and the accusations were quite creative. We walked back down the same road later and the cops had torn them down. Guess no one wanted to know how Americans are taking over the world.
You have to take a closer look at this. Click on the picture. These are found at Hong Kong's (Kowloon's) Night Market. There were about twenty booths with these in them. But no matter how I tried I couldn't get Jonathon to put one on. LOL Personally I was torn between the parrot and the elephant.
Seriously? Feral pigeons? I know you can have wild birds but doesn't the word feral make you think of ravenging wolves and stalking tigers? At the very least wild cats and pigs. But pigeons? I can't get all freaked out or scared about a feral pigeon. What's it going to do? Coo me to death?
Anyway, hope you enjoyed these little bits of weirdness. They are all around me and I can't help but document them. I'm sure I'll come up with more for you all another time. Meanwhile, I'll be back on Wednesday with a blog about what's coming up in my writing world.
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