Lost in Translation – A Perfect MatchMarch 30, 2008 at 9:15 pm | Posted in itchy mouth | Leave a comment
Tags: Arts, Design, Environment, Humour, Language, Packaging, Product design
In my effort to be more environmental friendly and contribute my teeny part to help our dying Mother Earth, I got myself a pair of nice and cheap Japanese chopsticks from Daiso to reduce my usage of disposable ones in hawker centres and foodcourts.
Since everything is sellling at only $2, I thought of buying a holder to protect my very nice chopsticks.
I like Japanese products for their simplicity and the often nice and clever packaging, though some packaging are often too elaborate to be environmental friendly. But hor, I am always amazed by their English translation…In this case, a simple pair of chopsticks bears a long warning list of nine things that you should and should not do….some pretty common sense, some….simply left you speechless and scratching your head….
My ‘favourite’ warnings are the last two points….:D