All over Southeast Asia, there are examples of signs badly translated into English. In my experience, Thailand seems to have a higher percentage of “crazy English” signs than anywhere else in the region. There’s even a word for it: Tinglish, which is a combination of “English” and the Thai word, ting tong, meaning “odd” (equivalent to the English “ding dong”). The reason that the Thais … Continue reading A Bit of Tinglish at Central, Phuket
Following more than a month of working at a school on an small island just to the east of Phuket Town, I am finally able to pursue a few of my favorite free-time activities. One of those is writing for this blog (which suffered greatly with student assessments and a week-long English camp at the end of the school term). Another is, of course, working on my stamp collection..
Yes, there are many 2013 stamps in this series of Christmas favorites. This is because I have just returned to the hobby of philately and have been looking at recent issues trying to get up-to-date with what’s out there. I’m going with first impressions and this one from Germany leapt out at me as soon as I came across it. Featuring the Three Wise Men, … Continue reading The 12 Days of Christmas Stamps 2013: #8, Germany (2013)