Another week and another dose of Plain EngRish is here! Re-visiting the Menu theme from a few weeks back, here are some more great menu muddles from around Asia. Honestly, who knew dining out could be so funny?? Continue reading
Today in Plain EngRish #14, we learn that Asia, like anywhere else in the world has rules. It’s just that in Asia, rules often come in the form of EngRish. These, as you may have guessed, are my favourite kind of rules.
To ensure you stay on the right side of the law on your Asian adventures, be sure to adhere to the following rules… even if no one else does. Continue reading
Happy Wednesday Roadies! Plain EngRish #9 is here today for your midweek viewing pleasure and ready to tickle your funny bones with some glorious platinum EngRish!
Clearly the EngRish Gods are smiling upon us today as they have sent us some Plain EngRish gold straight from the heart of mis-translation heaven (a place also known as China). A big thank you to my buddy, Meg (and her sharp-eyed friend), for this week’s photo which, I must say, it is one of the finest examples of English-gone-wrong (or rather, EngRish-gone-right) I’ve had the privilege of viewing in my long-time love affair with language-blunder phenomenon. Continue reading
Greetings and happy Wednesday from Mount Buller in Victoria’s beautiful Alpine National Park! From tropical Bali one week to the Australian snow fields the next – it’s a tough life, but someone’s gotta do it, right?
We’re in for quite the Plain EngRish treat this week. Another beauty found in the lovely beach town of Arambol in Goa, India (honestly I ask you, does India ever fail to provide??). Continue reading
If last week’s Friday Fives didn’t make you lose you lunch, this one surely will. Yes, we’re here to address some of Asia’s worst with ‘5 Toilets You Don’t Want to Find in Asia’
Perhaps only marginally less famous than the old E=mc2, is the equation of;
Asia + Toilets = Scary
This is a proven fact that anyone who has traveled to the continent can attest to. Toilets there are the stuff nightmares are made of. Worst part is, they’re pretty much unavoidable.
It’s not even the squat-toilet element that’s the issue here – in fact, the squat is a blessing in disguise as it greatly reduces the potential of skin-to-porcelain contact, which as we will see, can only be a good thing. What makes these bathrooms so downright traumatising is, well, see for yourself… Continue reading
Every Saturday between November and April, revellers in Goa congregate to dance the night away at the idyllic grassy flats of Neptune point – Palolem’s stunning star-lit, beachside party venue. This weekly party might look like a regular beach party, but it certainly doesn’t sound like one. In fact, it don’t sound like much at all – it’s dead silent. Continue reading