Thursday, December 10, 2009

Hamburger is my life

I noticed this craft kit in the toy section.

What interested me is that it purports to "enhance the interference between children and parent". Sounds like an ideal Christmas present, don't you think?

I read another excellent example of Chinglish on this packet of hair elastics.

Can anyone else relate to this philosophy?

It looks like the humble plaid flannel shirt has made a comeback to fashion in Hong Kong this winter. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

I was so excited to find a shirt with a cricket logo for Craig, until I took a closer look at the writing. (Read it again, you'll eventually get it...)

Many stores have shrines, idols, incense, and sacrificial fruit in pride of place at the end of an aisle.

Any guesses what these metal tools are for?

Apparently Asian people prefer to use dangerous metal scoops to clean out their ear wax, rather than soft cotton-budded Q-tips. Hey...each to their own...

No more excuses, Dads. Next time you can take the baby and change the nappy.

For some reason, purple seems to be the colour of choice for every women over sixty years old here in Hong Kong (those that aren't wearing flannies, that is!). They all seem to wear these patterned purple blouses.

Maybe they all happen to know the famous poem by Jenny Joseph that begins, "When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple with a red hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me..."


  1. HAve you seen anyone using the ear-cleaners on public transport yet?

  2. Life must be so interesting discovering all the little differences to life in Oz. I am enjoying your discoveries.