Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Daddy Oh Sings

You know my mom sings and she is nothing short of amazing, even at the age of 70. Then, on the other hand, there is my dad.

Recently, I hooked up the Korean karaoke system my parents bought long ago. At one point it worked, then sat stagnant for quite a while. It is now up and running and my dad couldn't be happier.

The song he is singing is a well-known Korean folk song. One beat off. Then two, then three, then just waaay off. Bless his heart.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Gotta Love Those Chinese

One of my favorite memories from my mission was going into moon-goo's (book/stationery stores) and digging through all of their cute little paper pads, pencil boxes, pens and markers, and stationery to find the best and greatest in poorly constructed English phrases printed on merchandise. Usually, there would be a few sappy lines from romance movies and most of the time it would just be hilarious and misguided attempts at well, English. I don't have any examples with me, I'd have to unearth my storage boxes from the mission days to locate anything, but go into any Asian store and you'll find all kinds of examples of exactly what I'm talking about. There's even a website for great collectibles and sightings: http://www.engrish.com/. Classic.

So, of course the other day when my sister-in-law showed me an artifact of her mission days and an Engrish diamond in itself, I could hardly contain myself. For those of you who aren't members of the church, you may not recognize the point of humor in this seemingly normal ice cream wrapper, but for those of you who are members, you'll either think "Blasphemy!" or die laughing outloud:

Look closely. What do you see? It's not in the writing per se, but along the same lines as the Engrish missteps, it's in the imagery...