Thursday, April 29

Strange Things in China, part 1

While I could certainly do a full blog about Strange Things in China, and probably manage a daily posting, I thought I would introduce one I happened to take a snapshot of during a recent trip:


Snickers bars!!  (Batteries Included).

For some reason, the Chinese tend to give really unrelated things as incentives to buy certain products, like batteries with Snickers bars.  Other examples I've personally witnessed:

- Buy one packet of biscuits, get a free teacup.

- Buy 3 packs of Oreos, get a free tote bag (which you can subsequently use to proudly carry-out your newly-purchased Oreos).

-Buy a cell phone, get a free set of glassware (guaranteed to break within 30 days or your money back).

-Buy this out-of-date Orange Juice, and get a free cheap plastic food container.

And my personal favorite so far:

- Buy this cell-phone plan for 30RMB, or by the exact same cell phone plan for 50RMB, and receive a free knife set!  Brilliant!

Hopefully, more to come on Strange Things in China.  At last, a ridiculously easy topic to write about...


(If you did not like this post, please accept this picture of this beautiful Chinese girl instead.  [Unfortunately, no, not my girlfriend, just a friend.])

(I think this picture is worth clicking on.)

11 comments:

Dave Landis said...

I remember seeing spaghetti sold in places like McDonalds and Dunkin Doughnuts in Manilla.

Dave Landis said...

I recalling seeing rather strange sign translations in China. I bet you could blog on that for a long time!

The most memorable sign at WuDangShan was "No fire making in hardcore scene area" 核心景区 严禁烟火。 A shop keep asked my ABC friend why so many foreigners photographed the sign. I think a better translation would have been: "Smoking and fire forbidden in core scenic region"

Jackson Davis said...

I dunno, I'm gonna have to say "No fire making in the hardcore scene area" is about the best translation I can think of...

Sophie said...

haha, I am pretty interested in those translation slogan cause I have heard so many! It's also a good sharing whether for English teaching or jokes...

baresytapas said...

I reached this blog by accident, but I found very interesting. A greeting.

lost in the supermarket said...

It's funny and a great post! Really interesting by shoving the absurd of some things in human life. And you're right - she's beautiful ;-)

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Tommy said...

Lol, cool blog! I've witnessed a tourist buying a tablecloth from a gypsy on the beach to receive a free ice cream with it.

Justin Ditler said...

"Buy one packet of biscuits, get a free teacup"

What good are biscuits if you have nowhere to dunk them?

H A R R Y G O A Z said...

Happy New Year !!!

Anonymous said...

kfc,s sell rice in china if thay did that in the states the afro caribbeans would never eat at home

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