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A Week of Silly Signs & Rules from China: Day 5 – Beautiful Thoughts

For a little background on this 5-day series of posts see: http://www.brsolutions.com/2013/07/08/a-week-of-silly-signs-rules-from-china-day-1-whats-that-motivation/ 5.1 [As beautiful environment is on all of us, please omnivorously put the waste in the garbage can.] … If you think about it long enough it sorta begins to make sense.   5.2 [Clean environment and civilized behavior co-create the beautiful scenery] … That’s really a deep thought – I like it!   5.3 [The scenic spot becomes more beautiful with your civilized behavior.] … Another deep thought – Good one!   5.4 Civilized behavior of tourists is another bright scenery.] … Maybe because it’s so rare?         5.5 [Don’t tread on the grass as they also have a life.] … Indeed, and yet another deep thought!   5.6 [Only in the sun of civilization can trees maintain evergreen.] … I think this one takes things a step too far.         5.7 [As the fashion color in modern society, Green color is dignified and profound, symbolizing stable and firm career; besides, it is gentle, harmonious and beautiful, implying that family is full of happiness, wish precious jade to walk with you!] … This explains why green is my favorite color … and yes, I bought some so it did walk [out] with me.

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A Week of Silly Signs & Rules from China: Day 4 – Cluelessness

For a little background on this 5-day series of posts see: http://www.brsolutions.com/2013/07/08/a-week-of-silly-signs-rules-from-china-day-1-whats-that-motivation/ 4.1 [Explosion-proof check is in progress] … Bet you can’t guess the context of this sign!     4.2 [Millions of Gourmet] … I’m just flat clueless on this one.         4.3 [Please Go Up From Opposite] … Got me on this one too.             4.4 [Do Not Water (on a boardwalk at the edge of a canal)] … Let’s be sure not to get that water wet!               4.5 If you’re in one of these rooms then proceed to these other rooms(?).     4.6 Just plain baffling.               4.7 Was there a choice involved here??  

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A Week of Silly Signs & Rules from China: Day 3 – Pure Chinglish

For a little background on this 5-day series of posts see: http://www.brsolutions.com/2013/07/08/a-week-of-silly-signs-rules-from-china-day-1-whats-that-motivation/ 3.1 [Texas Hold’em Pokerds] … At least they spelled Texas right(!).   3.2 [May we remind you: Please be self-restraint and be a good tourist to mold a well-mannered imagination] … Who knew?!         3.3 [Who Shot the Serif?] … I don’t know but I did not shoot the debutante.           3.4 [Man] … The capacity of this washroom is strictly limited.   3.5 [After first under on, line up to board the boat] … Note there is no line-up.                 3.6 [The Guide don’t use a loud speaker!] … So listen up!! 3.7 [… the element volatized from the tealeaves has the function of dispelling the phlegm and assuaging fright, straightening out ideas and expanding the blood vessels. If it is used directly to your head, it can anti diseases and dispels evils, balance Qi and blood as well as Yin and yang.] … Wow! But Important: Must be applied directly to your head. 3.8 [Yang Zhou Foreing Affairs & Travel Bus Company] … Ah, hmmm.   3.9 [Refuse tip] … Tourists must not accept tips from the guide.       3.10 [Make a Face of Yourself] … But not a fool or a farce please.  

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A Week of Silly Signs & Rules from China: Day 2 – Signs of The Times

For a little background on this 5-day series of posts see: http://www.brsolutions.com/2013/07/08/a-week-of-silly-signs-rules-from-china-day-1-whats-that-motivation/ 2.1 No musical instruments allowed in this parking garage.           2.2 [Foul Weather – Slow Down] … A place with perpetually bad weather I suppose??         2.3 [No Burning (right in front of a building)] … Did not realize a sign was really needed for that?!       2.4 [Be Safe] … Just a little light on detail there?           2.5 [Climbing and fishing are prohibited at the long corridor along the river. It’s dangerous with the electricity. The people who violate those shall undertake the responsibility by himself/herself.] … This river must have a very strong current …     2.6 [Thanks Mom & Dad] … Graffiti on the Great Wall to really make your parents really proud.               2.7 [Hall of Mental Cultivation] … Definitely the place to be for the fungus-minded among us.     2.8 [ETC] … I believe every set of toll booths should have an etc. lane.             2.9 [No Where] … Where you can always pretty much get a good table.     2.10 [Mind Your Head!] … No unminded heads please!  

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A Week of Silly Signs & Rules from China: Day 1 – What’s that Motivation?!

I recently spent 2.5 weeks in China. Naturally I had to collect silly signs, rules and etc. But first a little context. China is making a tremendous effort of outreach to the world. I can’t begin to explain all the reasons, but the effort to present an understandable ‘user experience’ is extraordinary. So enjoy the Chinglish, but in a spirit of respect and admiration. Comments (and interpretations) welcome! 1.1 [Be Careful of the Stairs] … Because they ARE out to get you.         1.2. [Pass Unimpeded – Accessible Facility] … When understanding the signs can be an impediment in itself.             1.3. [Deep Water – Keep Away Safety – No Fishing – No Swimming] … I sense there’s a ringer in that list.           1.4 [Help Protect the Cultural Relics – Help Protect the Railings] … May I suggest a railing to protect that railing.             1.5 [Do Not Climb …] Some rules are made to be broken …               1.6 [If You Have Heart or Brain Disease, Please Ascend the Great Wall According to Your Ability] … If you have brain disease can you really be the judge?         1.7 [Here to Upstairs] … For avoidance of doubt …     1.8 [Saliva Chicken] … What could possibly be more tempting?!           1.9 [Cellphones prohibited during Thunderstorms] … Everybody knows cell phones attract lightening.  

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