Posts Tagged engrish

Dec
07

There are people on the other side!

Posted by on Thursday, 7 December, 2006

People on the other side
The sign above has intrigued me ever since I started working at my current job. It is posted on the door to the stairwell, and since I do quite a lot of running up and down between our floors I see it at least 2-3 times a day.

Here’s the thing… I’ve NEVER seen these people that supposedly are on the other side! I always open the door veeeery carefully to not bump into the “people that are on the other side” but I always fail to see anyone. They must hide as soon as they hear me approaching! Maybe they have supernatural hearing abilities… Next time I’ll walk like a ninja to the door and roundkick it open – if that doesn’t surprise these mystery people, then I give up! I’ll start using the elevator, cause it is just too creepy….

Jul
24

Various snapshots from Japan

Posted by on Monday, 24 July, 2006

I have collected quite a few funny and interesting photos on my cellphone, snapshots I have taken when I saw something that really caught my eye. I figured I got enough for a blog post, so here you go! Hover over the photo for a description, click to view the whole photo.


Go Dickies!
'Nice Guys' head piece
'Playboy' head piece
Heldass - great name for a diet supplement!
A classic: the women's lap pillow
Square-shaped melon!
Panchiettr (?!)
Ginza Chuo-Dori on a Saturday

In case you are looking for the “joke” or “funny part” in that last photo… there is none, I just wanted to post post how Ginza now looks on Saturdays and Sundays – when theyu turn Chuo-Dori into a no-car zone. Recently they have put out some tables and chairs in the middle of the street for people to sit and relax. It’s really really nice, actually.

By the way, a few months ago, I posted another batch of these kinds of photos, check that post out here.

Jun
10

The sturdily power of alpine plants

Posted by on Saturday, 10 June, 2006

My girlfriend just bought some new health supplements and reading the package cracked me up. Would you trust something which had this printed on it:

This supplement has appeared for you to bring out a beautiful figure hidden inside of you. Recieve the sturdily power of alpine plants for your beauty. People will talk about your beauty soon.

I’m a bit hesitant… But I will wait until she tries them; maybe they really contain good stuff from the Alps!!