Saturday, May 26, 2007

Something light for the weekend.

Yaozhi Guiling Gao. I still haven't found any meaningful characters for Yaozhi, but Guiling Gao is definitely 龟苓膏 turtle fungus paste :).

Blood in stod? I am guessing "stool". Anybody?

Found in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Many thanks go to Michael, who says this is
from some sort of medicinal jelly that I purchased for $2.50 in Chinatown because I liked the decorative jar it came in.
Beware of the "Used wetness-heat evil" ...
I think that's the one attacking you after an hour-long shower session with boiling hot water.

P.S. And, by the way, I also haven't found any reference to treating "yellowish voginal discharge of women"...

Friday, May 18, 2007

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007


小心 xiao3xin1 beware, take care

站稳 zhan4wen3 stand solid

Again, this is a Chinese way of seeing things.
In Western countries you'd rather find an Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation, for example, or signs that say "Hold the handrail". Legs are rarely an issue.

Taken in Shanghai 上海 this February. Thanks, Caroline!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Well, all men are ...

This particular Chinglish beauty from Taiwan falls into the category of "We-have-sweet-little-balloon-headed-guys-left-why-not-use-them-

(Although the space isn't really big enough ...)

Thanks, Arion!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

You just wanna shower?

注意 zhu4yi4 pay attention to, be aware of
防 fang2 prevent, protect, take measures
滑 hua2 slide, slip

I suggest "Mind the slippery floor". Native speakers, anyone?

One anonymous blogger suggested:
"Slippery when wet" or "Caution: wet floor"

Taken in the Popoko Hotel in Zhuhai 珠海, Guangdong 广东 Province. Thanks, David!

P.S. By the way, the "Deluxe Suite" is 50 Dollars...

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Labour Day Special.

A bangongshi 办公室 is a bangongshi 办公室 is a bangongshi 办公室...

It's really just an office.

Many thanks go to Kevin!