I have no idea how they came up with this far off subtitle in English – pretty bizarre…
Cover contains Korean, but found in China.
I received these submissions found at the Okinawa zoo in Japan. Lovin’ the handmade signs!
This monkey can throw two poops at once!
He looks harmless enough here:
Photos courtesy of Cheryl Hazelton.
Do you see a ghost in this photo?
This is my “Hiroshima Ghost Photo”. Japanese are really into seeing ghosts in photographs (there is even a word for it: 心霊写真) – which many believe are real manifestations caught on film.
I went on my own once to Hiroshima way back when and like many people I went to the memorial and took photos of this famous “Genbaku Dome” – the only large structure left standing after the atomic bomb hit.
I was a poor student teaching English on the side at the time, and upon my return to Tokyo I showed photos to my Jr. High School students and they immediately saw a GHOST in this particular picture and started freaking out. Since that time I would show this photo to various Japanese to see if they would freak out too. Quite a few people do.
You be the judge. Right in the middle of the photo under the dome structure you can see an outline of what looks like a face with long black hair around it – presumably a girl. Freak you out at all?
Goes without saying that I did not photoshop this picture.
UPDATE: A friend of mine in Hiroshima told me: “Believe it or not, the Genbaku Dome is actually under restoration now. There’s a whole latticework of platforms around it. It’s strange to think of restoration of something that was meant to NOT be restored.”
UPDATE 2: Some people have mentioned that they cannot see it so I made another photo with an arrow – just click on the above photo to see it.
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Here’s a cute version of Hey Jude as sung by a talented young Korean boy:
Another fabulous DVD bootleg – this time of the Family Guy. The DVD was found in Vietnam, but likely manufactured in China.
Photo courtesy of Christian Oppermann.
This photo has been floating around the internet for a little while. The words are out of order so it kinda qualifies as Engrish…
Brought to my attention by Emily Ash
On one Japanese TV show, Obama does some cheesy magic and one pretty cool card trick with a lemon.
Note: The Japanese love Obama so I believe that this TV show was not meant to be mean spirited or racist (although some people might deem it a bit insensitive?).
Found by way of the excellent blog Japan Probe.
Check out this photo of a Fuji Film throwaway camera. Cute model and all, but wait – is she flipping me off? It’s as if Fuji Film were saying: “F*CK Everyone, Everyday, Everywhere!”.
Photo courtesy of Chris Weigand
In doing research for yesterday’s entry about “Fever Star Wars” pachinko, I ran across these funny videos from Japanese tv. They have been up on Youtube for a while, but it is worth a look if you haven’t seen them before (only 30 seconds each).