Archive for May, 2008


May 1st, 2008

Tonight is bargain clearance night for random observations (they’ve kinda stockpiled, so they’re all coming out here in tiny snippets). There’s a McDonald’s near my workplace, whose owner must be the biggest fan of Reich, Glass, and Adams that has ever existed. Not that he plays any of their works. No, he’s more of the […]

Graffiti Battle

May 1st, 2008

There’s an interesting graffiti battle (graffiti in the bathroom stall sense, not the wall art sense) going on at my workplace. Above the urinal is a sign that means to say”Please do not throw gum into the urinal”. However, they got the kanji wrong. It should say: 便器にガムを捨てないでください。 But it actually says: 便器にガムを拾てないでください。 (The difference […]


May 1st, 2008

When you’ve lived in Asia for quite a while, you lose your taste for Engrish…or, perhaps, you could say that your taste becomes more refined.  Random misspellings and minor grammatical mistakes are no longer interesting.  But, still, from time to time, there is something that tickles your fancy.  Like today, when I saw a guy […]