Alisa asked (via Twitter since Typepad was being uncooperative with her intended comment) for more weird Asian signs. And since this requires so little work from me, I can even get this entire post done and posted within the same week as another post! Whoa!
Outside the restaurant in a seafood market in Hong Kong
Don't leave your dog's poop on the sidewalk in Macau!
At Okinawa World, they have some habu snakes on display. You should not throw Coke cans at them or they will cry. (Please note that habu snakes are not this adorable. Or adorable at all.)
This sign, asking you to wait to board the bullet train while they clean it, while characteristically adorable isn't the funny part. The funny part is what Google Translate told us the top of this sign says in English.
This is from the castle grounds in Kyoto. Maybe they don't want artists setting up to sketch or paint there? If so, then this sign specifically prohibits me since scribbling is a pretty accurate term for my attempts at the visual arts.
Where else but Japan would you be informed about your upcoming available-for-purchase in-ride photograph by an impressively mustachioed pineapple?
Put out your campfire!
The restroom sign at a temple in Kyoto.
I liked this one seen in Singapore because the little guy really does look sorry, doesn't he?
And from the "stereotypes exist for a reason" files, we have these two signs seen right next to one another here in Okinawa.
It's not their fault. The Japanese have one sound sort of between the English /l/ and /r/ sounds, so the two are interchangeable for them. One night when my friend Michelle was at a party with me while her Okinawan husband went to a wedding, he texted her to say he hoped she was having a good time with me. He had a 50/50 chance at my name and thankfully, for the sake of us getting a good laugh out of it, texted "Have fun with Roli!"
I think that's all the interesting Asian signs I've got (so far) that I haven't already shown you. Until next time!