Engrish

Awesomeness in a Chinese Department Store

Awesomeness in a Chinese Department Store

Stuff made in China is cheap. For one thing, they don’t waste money on stuff like “product namers” or “proof readers”. So I was shopping recently and I found: A wisdom room. I need to add one to the house, obviously. A product line designed with my Wood Child in mind! Dig the random unicorn! […]

Save the Dolphins

Save the Dolphins

I use The English Playgroup CD on a weekly basis in my preschool circle time, and one of my favorite songs to do with the class is "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Once I Caught a Fish Alive". It has fun hand motions and the students enjoy it. Even the ones that normally sit out […]

Shopping in Hue, Vietnam

Shopping in Hue, Vietnam

Today was a low-key day in Hue. It was our 4th day and we weren’t up for seeing more historical sites, and the Demilitarized Zone tours sounded too long and stressful to attempt with children. We spent most of the morning in the Big C shopping center, a store kind of like a super Wal-Mart. […]

A Letter from Deeds

Dear Mama, Thanks for the birthday letter. I look forward to learning how to read one day. I want to also thank you for finally throwing me a birthday party yesterday, even though my birthday was more than two weeks ago. I was so happy! I actually posed for pictures for several minutes: But you […]

My Chinglish collection

When I worked in China in 2002-2003 I liked to go buy inexpensive stationary because it had funny little bad English grammar sayings on it, as well as cute cartoons.I was writing some letters tonight and I decided to record some of the “Chinglish” or “Engrish” here for posterity.These are from a pack of stationary […]

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