Why I Love China #3 aka My Future House

25 Sep

A lot of times while building are being constructed the land lot will be surrounded by a plywood advertising wall with photoshopped images of what the finished product will look like. There’ll be pictures of smiling people and beautiful furniture and lots of trees in the complex. And there’s usually some corny Chinglish advertising line like “Beautiful Villa, Happy Life.” As you can imagine a lot of times things get lost in translation and you can see some really funny claims.

Like this one that I drove past today:


Flats with included G&Ts AND they’re good for you!

Brilliant. Sign me up.


6 Responses to “Why I Love China #3 aka My Future House”

  1. thalienc September 25, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    G&T: Garage & Tenniscourt???

    • miravakily September 26, 2011 at 1:28 pm #

      THALIEN!! i hope you’re joking about this!! and you shouldn’t!! G&T should only stand for one thing only! The lovely and refreshing late afternoon beverage that takes the edge off and is liked by royals (late Queen Mum) as well as troubled soul singers (A. Winehouse) and ME!!

      or Martini Bianco is pretty good as well. ‘Member we used to get them for aperitivo in Varese and stuff our faces with free food.

  2. courtneycruzan September 26, 2011 at 8:39 am #

    Loving it!
    I’m about to do a blog post on hilarious bathroom signs…ah the joys of lost in translation.

    We are heading off on a travel adventure today for the next two weeks.

    I will give you a call when we are back in town so we can meet up!

    Have a great national day!

    • miravakily September 26, 2011 at 12:48 pm #

      oooh… the travel adventure sounds good! have fun and you’ll have to tell me all about it! can’t wait for the bathroom sign post either. no doubt you’ll find a few more examples on your upcoming journey!

  3. unbravegirl September 26, 2011 at 1:13 pm #

    Holy crap. I need to move there. That housing complex sign totally beats out any housing complex sign in my neighborhood. Most of them are boring and about how I can be “high society.”

    • miravakily September 26, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

      the next sign said said “Four rooms facing south, 16.5 rice noodles wide, senior living level.” So there’s booze, noodles, lovely midday sunshine and a special area to dump your senior relatives???

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