Tag Archives: Engrish

Study Chinese, Learn English: Signs in China

Where’s a mirror when you need one? Whether or not you’ve visited China, you may have seen photos from that part of the world.  Half of the time, the photos might be of pollution – in which case, have fun … Continue reading

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Wild Times with a US Passport

Perhaps I was being a bit too harsh on my US passport.  After all, citizens can travel to a substantial number of countries either without a visa or by getting a visa-on-arrival; furthermore, starting this January Armenia will be the … Continue reading

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Taiwan: Fluent in Fun

On a recent trip back to the US, I had a one-night stopover at Taipei Taoyuan International – or for the more militant readers, Chiang Kai-shek International – Airport in Taiwan.  No big deal, I speak some of the language, … Continue reading

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What Cures Optimism? Reality.

Hello, my name is Surabaya, Indonesia, and I have an image problem. While many other cities in Southeast Asia – Siem Reap, Kuala Lumpur, this one, even that four-letter island to the east of me – play host to ceaseless … Continue reading

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Asian T-Shirts: And That’s Why I Wear Headphones

Amusing spelling errors notwithstanding, this is a t-shirt I truly regret not buying.  Which is to say, nearly every “Asia” t-shirt that I write about on here is not in my closet.  Instead, they’re likely being shown off by Tibetan … Continue reading

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What Do Good Times Taste Like?

I wish I had the exact address for you, but the last time I passed by this sign was eight years ago.  Don’t fret just yet- the sign is weird enough to have lasting power, even if there’s now a … Continue reading

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If the Shoe Doesn’t Fit it Must be a Dud

Is shopping a priority on your travels?  Don’t have a problem wearing shirts half your size made just down the street from where you bought them?  I used to think that one of the luggage stores at the main Shenzhen, … Continue reading

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