Only in China!

Only in China!

A picture says a thousand words. Frederick R. Barnard

I love China!
My favorite aspects of living here are the things you see that get lost in translation, whether it be in words, or in cultural differences. I enjoy observing how our cultures differ and have learned much about tolerance and understanding when people do things differently than me. Many things here are the same, but oh so many are different.

These are a few of the many things we have experienced over the course of our two years living in Shanghai. They have made me smile and I hope will do the same for you. I can only imagine what the Chinese think when they come to America and see all the crazy things we do!

The Chinese tell it like it is

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Food safety is always a top priority

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I may not get hair in my food, but I sure hope they’ve washed their hands!
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Yep, that’s a dog at the table behind me.
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There’s nothing more appealing than fresh vegetables with a hint of cigarette smoke.
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Steak, anyone?

Split bottom pants are all the rage with the youngsters

The locals are experts in efficiency

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And they can sleep practically anywhere! 

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Just another day in Ikea. But the thing I love is the empty bottle of wine next to him.
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A driver taking a nap in a lobby

But sometimes things just get lost in translation

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Umm…
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“magic seeds refresh your dream life”
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I like this kind of health food!
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Club B.M.? I wonder if they have nice bathrooms. Lol!
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A life lesson for us all

Then there are those things that you can’t explain no matter how hard you try

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A claw machine for cigarettes.
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There are no words.

And there you have it! After two years, things here continue to make me smile. I hope these pictures gave you a little chuckle today. We all need things that are just a little different to help make our world a happier place.

A special thanks to Jenny Kuchel who shared some of the memories made during her 12 years living in China. 

5 Replies to “Only in China!”

  1. Check out ‘snippetsfromsingapore.blog’ which is written by a friend who is
    In Singapore with his family and wife on a business assignment (the wife). You might find some things to compare. Nice posting, By the way.

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