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4000 Golden Household Goods? Huh?

16 Mar 2019 1 minute read 0 comments MaaDawCG

This sign seems to say “4000 Golden Household Goods”. One might assume that this crowded store sells 4000 different items. But could they ALL be made of gold? Clever readers would probably realize that something is amiss. “4000” is written as a pure...

Welcome to Taiwan “Sign” Language!

1 Mar 2019 1 minute read 2 comments MaaDawCG

Tourists and short-term residents who are not fully fluent Chinese readers miss out on the subtle delights of Taiwan’s gentle version of Chinese culture. On this this blog, I will share some of the less obvious cultural treasures I have collected and...