Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Engrish of 2009

Hello and welcome to this year's selection of Engrish gift bags and such. Let us start with a simple yet delirious message about giant fruit.Next, a scatterbrained notebook. Sometimes Engrish states the obvious. And yet it's deep, man.
2009's Greeting cards: "A four leaf clover, becomes happy when finding it, happiness is carried". The ominous "I have something to talk to you" hearts card, and the generic "Happy Birthday, very wonderful and more pleasant" greeting.I love cat too, but I'm not sure about all the flowing.The bag below was thought to be the lesser-known Engrish from India, featuring Fizzy Moon. Turns out Fizzy is real, and not simply a linguistic adventure.Finally, let me introduce to you, for the first time: Flench!
The year's best Flench is below. My camera is away, and my phone troubled, but it says: "Le Miroir: Meme dans le miroir, j'ai des oreilles" sic. So true. So brilliant.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Laura in Westoz

Above is what Western Australia's animals used to look like. Below is what they look like today. We are big fans of the modern version, and enjoyed hanging out in their gaggle of 25.
However, we did not go to Perth for the birds. We went to stock up on feeling like home. And, mostly, we went for the wine. The tasting, the touring, and the bringing some home.
Drinking it seaside was nice too, though it is "winter" now. That means its like rainy summer weather in Canada.
This is Fremantle, which is supposed to be the best part of Perth. Barry and I figured perhaps it was better in the summer. Or perhaps we missed something. Eventually we forgot about it and went back to wine tasting. I know, my photography. Its artistic nature takes your breath away. I call this one "arry". Moving, no?
Finally, here is the Aussie coat of arms, which allegedly features 2 animals which can't move backwards. This doesn't seem to be a key animal skill, if you ask me, whereas that pouch is handy! I can't diss it, as the Canadian coat of arms features 2 bedazzled lions and a unicorn, none of which are native to the country, to my knowledge.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Time to visit Singapore

Worried about fall? Craving some tasty exotic cuisine? Losing your swimming skills? No excuse not to visit now:

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Cosmic Illusions

This rogue plane post is dedicated to my rogue plane friends. Seletar airport is Singapore's small plane airport, for executive, leisure and small charter aircraft. So imagine our surprise upon walking by this plane in a hangar's driveway, outside of the airport.
Key Facts
Cosmic Air is a Nepalese Airline
Cosmic Air does not fly anywhere near Singapore
Cosmic Air owns nine (9) planes total
This is a Fokker 100, one of the two that Cosmic owns
The runway at Seletar is not supposed to be long enough to land this plane
Passenger Aircraft are not supposed to be in unsecured areas
I guess it drove here from India.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Evil in the Garden

If you find botanical gardens a tad dull, then I have a suggestion. I recommend you look for different things, like, say, EVIL. I started this by noticing the obviously fake and evil temptation fruits on this alleged fig tree trunk.Then I saw this clearly murderous tentacle tempter, ready to neutralize its victims.And I noticed that even orchids have a darker, twisted side.Plants that eat animals:Perhaps these are all overseen by the Great Green Grabber.Or the Monster of the Moss.

More pics here.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Engrish for Canadians

This is a momentous occasion for Canadian fans of Engrish! Now, Engrish comes to your country, and for some readers, to your university. Zoom in to read the University of Toronto's lesser known motto: "Goldfish California Dream. 1849".
Now let us compare this Korean interpretation to the actual U of T.

Real U of TEngrish U of T
Founding Year18271849
Mottovelut arbor aevo, meaning "As a tree in the passage of time"Goldfish California Dream
Crestbeaver, books, treesunrise, building, leaves
So overall, I'm forced to conclude that this is a reasonable representation. Beavers, goldfish, trees, leaves, whatever. If you are a women's small, please send me your orders today! I find it goes best with Korean chocolate bar Crunky. For when you're drunk and chunky.