Tuesday, January 22, 2008

oh Asia, how loved by your true self company is

In honor of my last night in Cambodia, I thought I'd write a brief post about what I find most amusing here: memorable use of the English language on signs and merchandise. Up the road from us there's a sign for the "organization to help the miserable corpses." None of our friends know exactly what they do, but it sounds quite compassionate. We shared a good chuckle in a stationary store today, taking in the array of notebooks and journals. I picked up a few...

Trendy journal #1 says (A little like 2 Peter 1:5-7 but without the divine inspiration):
"If the change in heart, with
your attitude change;
Attitudes change, and you
change with the habit;
Habits change, and you
change with the character;
Personality changes your
life with change; In good
times Thanksgiving, in the
face of adversity still feel joy,
seriously live in the present."

The second journal has bubbly anime-like characters on the cover.
How beautiful
you are
my beloved,
how beautiful!
Your eyes are
soft like doves
My fair one,
and come away
I'm in love
with you
We can have fun in this woods!"

Song of Solomon, anyone?

(aside by abi .. if shelly's current life plans don't work out, there is always the option of writing ads and inspirational poems such as these. also .. there's always karaoke...)

Easily amused as always and forever, fill your souls soul with good thots and dreams,

(Another thing we love here: bubble tea... mmm...)


Amy said...

Bubble Tea!!

yummmmmm ....

A new bubble tea place opened near us--Adam and I have been meaning to check it out, but we keep forgetting.

Someplace I have a recipe and directions for making your own. Maybe I need to dig that up. :)

Abigail said...

bubble tea definitely makes me happy. nice that there's one nearby. i hope it's good. and if you have a recipe .. send it my way!! bubble tea somehow hasn't quite made it to romania yet. at least to the portion where i live. maybe someday...