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TGIF

It's Friday evening and Kelly will be home from work soon and Christopher and I are just sitting in our living room having fun talking. He's playing a game on the XBox, Burnout Paradise, and I just baked some wonderful chocolate chip cookies and life is good. It's been a week since our shipment arrived, and he missed not having access to his video games and I missed my awesome kitchen tools. I've just got a few funny pictures to post tonight.

Spelling here in English is inconsistent in Chinese because they normally use those complicated looking Asian characters. In fact, the town where we go to church, I have seen spelled three different ways, Jhubei, Chupei, and Zhubei. We see misspelled English words frequently, which I'm certainly not being critical of, because I would much rather see something spelled wrong in English than to have it only available in Chinese, or I would be completely lost. At the mall, I saw these "Franch" bread cookies, that caught my eye. This next image isn't misspelled, but I wasn't sure if I was worthy enough for some High Class bread. This was at a Japanese store, by the way.
We watched General Conference a week after the rest of the world, and after the first session we saw last Saturday, we went to the McDonald's near the church. Since we avoid going out to places to eat on Sundays, we were anxious to finally be able to go there. In this picture, Christopher is holding a McFlurry while sleeping. Do you really think he would sleep before finishing his ice cream?
As we were dining inside the McDonald's, I looked out the window and across the street and saw this place that I thought was misspelled to be a "Booty Shop." I saw a picture of a girl on the side and wondered what in the world they would sell at a booty shop. It seemed strange, then I started laughing when I realized that the Buty Shop is a Beauty Shop.
A few buildings away from the Buty Shop is a place called Skechers. I wonder if they sell Sketchers there? One of these days, I'll have to stroll in there to see.
Have a great weekend, everyone! Thank goodness it's Friday!

Comments

LNW said…
Your blog entries always make me smile!

I agree with what you said ... misspelled words in English are easier to understand than Chinese characters! :-)

Love you, gurlfriend! ;-)
Kelly said…
Thanks, Nalie. xoxo
Anonymous said…
This blog definitely made me smile!
Traci
Mel-o-dy said…
My favorite part of asian countries is the Chingrish :) its really funny to catch all the errors

i want to eat the bread and Franch cookies.
Kellie said…
I haven't checked your blog for a while. Taiwan looks beautiful and I love (sort of) the family riding a motorbike. We saw that all the time in Mexico. Keep posting. It's so fun to hear what you're all up to.
Rachel said…
That's kind of ironic: I noticed the Buty Shop today for the first time as I was stopped at that light. I spent the whole time I was stopped there chuckling to myself about the sophisticated name they had given themselves.

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