(ignoring what the packaging said!)
I had arranged to meet a colleague at my University Library coffee shop the other day but, arriving too early, I looked around for somewhere to kill 15 minutes. I spotted a doorway marked "Ethnic Minority Accounting Museum". Walking in, I found a collection of darkened rooms. A receptionist suddenly appeared, clearly surprised to receive a visitor, and happily turned on all the lights for me. The exhibition was based around the ways that ethnic groups in China have recorded trade deals and wealth through the ages. It had a pleasing amount of English labelling, one of which claimed to show the "largest metal coin in the world" [see above]. Not easy on the pocket or purse, I suspect! There was surprisingly little Chinglish to amuse me, but one sign did catch my eye [see below].
Wonder if you can guess what "are for vehicles" and "are for pets" on this sign, spotted today. Answer below...
JD and I visited the Kunming Zoological Museum again today. We've been 20-30 times before, but not in the last 6 months or so. They had some new exhibitions and, whilst the English was generally fairly good, there were a couple of howlers...
I'm sure that the "WILD animals" would be pretty wild after being referred to as "WIDE animals". Time to go on a diet, perhaps?
It's JD's half-birthday on Thursday, so Ava bought him a little gift from the internet. JD enjoys watching the "Paw Patrol" cartoon and will no doubt love the little doggy characters. As for me, I'm concerned at why they are to be found in a "concentration camp"? Did they have an unfortunate run in with some Nazis? Or perhaps someone misunderstood "paw" and thought it was "POW", prisoners of war? We may never now...
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