Friday, December 16, 2005

On Vacation

Dear Readers,

Starting on Dec. 17th, I will be traveling through Oregon and California for three weeks.

Thanks to the great folks at Gmail for hooking me up with Gmail Mobile, so if anyone has any tips about interesting places to visit, please feel free to email me.

In the meantime, please entertain yourselves with this Japanese etiquette guide about how to properly order and consume sushi.

Happy Holidays



  1. I have just discovered your blog, and could stay here for hours, giggling.

    I was an English teacher overseas, and have often despaired at the t-shirts non-English speakers wear (Life Rule #21: Never wear a t-shirt written in a language you don't know.)...little girls with what they think are Nike t-shirts, "Just do me"...or just plain gibberish.

    And I've wondered at people getting tattoos in Chinese characters -- now I know.


  2. Hi Tian,
    I just stumbled on ur blog also and I'm glad I did. I can see now that I'm not the only one who thinks that there are a lot of posers out there who jump on the Chinese/ Asian bandwagon. Its a shame to see parts of Asian culture (especially Chinese) abused by Westerners, and this goes for more than just Chinese characters.
    It drives me up a wall to see a red-neck with a big Chinese character on his neck that looks like it was carved there with a kitchen knife. These ignorant pricks.... grrr. Anyway, I'm on ur side. I see a lot of stupid people that do idiotic things and I, for one, am glad that you help to expose them. :)
    Lori, good observation on t-shirts in english in a non-english speaking country. I've seen this a lot in China too.