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Pictures from Myanmar and Vietnam

Can be found here: http://picasaweb.google.com/107243734739290991264 Posts will follow as I battle jet-lag and uncertain internet access for the next week or so.

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Some More Random Snack Foods

In Bali, I spotted milk sodas, which just did not sound appetizing to me.  For some reason, I assumed that they were carbonated, but I now see that it says “cultured milk drink,” not “carbonated milk drink.”  Granted, to me … Continue reading

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The Chewing Gum Myth

Whenever I told people I was going to move to Singapore, I usually got one of two responses: don’t chew gum and don’t get caned.  (The next most popular was, “are you going to have to learn the language?”)  It … Continue reading

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It’s not cool to pick your nose.

I wrote too soon about good Singaporean PSAs – I saw this yesterday on the MRT.  I can’t decide which is my favorite – this one or the clam costumes.

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Bleed for your country. Not for the mozzies.

I think my favorite Singaporean sign is still this menu, but in terms of PSAs, I think the one below is pretty good.  Maybe not quite as eye-catching as the clams, though? (Located outside a military camp.)

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Roti John (White Man’s Bread)

Roti John is a Singaporean invention of onions, eggs, grilled meat,  and spices spread on a loaf of French bread and grilled.  Supposedly it was invented in the 1970s by a hawker named Shukor, whose Western customers always asked for … Continue reading

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Loving Hawker Centres

I’ve found a Westerner who loves hawker centres as much as I do.  Every week during Malay class, I stared at him, bewitched by his goofy amusement, wishing I could take him home with me.  Unfortunately, that might get me … Continue reading

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“You have a lucky forehead.”

I was sitting at my favorite frozen yogurt place yesterday, happily reunited with the internet (which isn’t working at my apartment),  when a gentleman approached me and declared, “you have a lucky forehead.”  He was an old Indian man, complete with … Continue reading

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KitKat Hunting

As previously noted in my post on crazy Pringles, I love finding unusual flavors of familiar products.  At some point several years ago, I learned that Japan is home to numerous flavors of KitKats, none of which make an appearance … Continue reading

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Pretty Much the Best Menu Ever

Sadly, I had already eaten lunch when I spotted this sign.  Otherwise, I would have had a difficult time deciding…

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