I’m originally from Sweden but for the last 11 years I’ve been living in England, Australia, Finland and China (since 2006). Moving around has become a minor addiction for me and travelling is a big part of my lifestyle.
I’m passionate about writing and about learning new languages (except for Swedish and English I also speak Mandarin).
My blog, SHE in China, is about what I see, hear, and experience in my every day life here in Shanghai. Enjoy!
These are very common in China.
You should take a look at www.engrish.com ；）
yes..agree with u!..make me smile with 1000 questions. something we all to think about it.
I love the Chinese signs! It is like some strange kind of poetry.
I always try to take pictures if I find a funny one, here are some: http://www.mittensrike.se/om-kina/engrish/
Possibly they won't be allowing.. :)
Funny! It reminds me of engrish.com where you can find many similar photos.
I've seen many places which do not allow to step on the grass- but it seems like people don't care.
You have a very interesting blog :
If you look closely, I think that grass sign means you can't walk barefoot. Wearing shoes is fine!
Nice looking grass is not always nice treading. I mean, the breed of the grass planted in most Chinese cities is different from that in Europe or America; it is not so endurable for treading.
Great blog...congrats on being a Blog of Note! No grass walking, huh?
You should post some of these pics to http://www.engrish.com/. They'd love it! By the way, I think these signs are necessary because there are a lot of rude people in China.
Nice blog! I just returned from Nanjing yesterday, and the firecrackers were nonstop. They were everywhere-in the street, on balconies, and in the yards-all the time! as for the grass, there is pretty much no grass at all in China, so I guess they want to keep it there by not allowing people to walk on it.
Haha, love the first pic (the trashcan).
And the toilet one too!
Nice blog ;).
Nah, nothing personal. its a general rule that people cannot walk on nice looking grass to protect grass from being stepped to complete death.
I love the odd translations I see around town. At an auditorium there was a big sign on the side of the stage that said, "NO BLATANCY."
I usually see a lot of funny signs at hostels too.
Gotta love Engrish. Whenever you are sad or having a bad day, make sure you go to Engrish.com.
Thank you. I needed a good laugh.
So...am I correct in that the trashcan has you sorting regular trash from recyclables...but it all goes to the same place? Is this normal or did someone mess up when putting stickers on that can?
i'm new to this & i just saw your post & it's very interesting. i recently learned a bit about China so it's especially interesting to read your blog now. it's a very different culture from where i live!
I really admire your blog and things you're writing over here. Now I'm absolutely fascinated with China!
Good luck with learning Chinese!
P.S. You're not allowed to walk on the grass in my country (Poland) too! lol I know, weird country! lol
Congrats on Blog of Note! Very interesting cultural/personal blog.
Yeah, engrish is great fun :)
At my old gym in Shanghai there was a sign over the toilet going: 'please flash the toilet before you leave.'
I guess that with the sheer volume of pedestrians in China, even the largest patches of grass could be turned into something resembling the Gobi desert in a matter of hours...
I can confirm the grass one, it is the same in Xi'an, but probably more romantic, like "our little grass is cute, do not hurt me"
Well the grass thing sounds familiar and those colourful bushes and lawns during the olympics were impressive I saw on the net. I visited my sister in China in 2005 and found the place and people lovely. My sister has recently moved on to Thailand, but after being there for years she still was struggling to learn the language. Barb
that's funny >.< sometimes i can't help but feel embarrassed for them though -__-
Great collection! Have fun adding on!
Watch the world in your own way,：）good discovery.
I think you can't walk on the grass in many place because the population who can walk across is so high that can kill the grasses.
You're not allowed to walk on grass in many places (even in some parks) in Hong Kong also because of that reason.
Now in China, there are many foreigner, so it is common to make sign like this, but sometime, the English is wrong!
OMG! How communism is the same everywhere! This SO reminds me of Russia, my home country. This is precious! When I am struck by the wave of nostalgia, I'll make sure to visit China. LOL
Thanks for this. Nothing like a bit of comic relief after lunch :)
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