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How To Improve Immigrants’ English

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Nov 20, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Languages, Foreign Customs, 1940's, Asia, Europe

Slow Taxi

Need to get somewhere slow? The Turtle Taxi service, currently operating in Yokohama, promises to drive as slowly as possible. They'll even turn off the engine at red lights. The service is said to be popular with pregnant women, the elderly, and parents with sleeping children. [psfk.com]

Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Oct 15, 2014 | Comments (10)
Category: Transportation, Asia

Japanese Schoolgirl Parkour



Already showing five million+ views--but maybe as new to you as it was to me?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jul 31, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Advertising, Teenagers, Asia, Natural Wonders

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

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Some particularly weird J-pop from "the David Lynch" of that medium.



Googoosha



A music video from the daughter of the dictator of Uzbekistan. "We have ways to make you dance!"

Full story here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Nov 21, 2013 | Comments (1)
Category: Music, Children, Parents, Foreign Customs, Asia, Europe

Ling Ting Tong







Pick your favorite version of this immortal classic. BTW, the nonsense phrase is officially rendered as "I sa mok em boo di ay, I sa mok em boo." Although I sometimes hear "...boo LI ay."

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Oct 18, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Music, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1950's, Asia

Build Your Own Dog Stroller

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Sep 18, 2013 | Comments (3)
Category: Technology, Dogs, Asia

Jii! Jii! Jii!

A dose of weirdness from Japan:

Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Sep 06, 2013 | Comments (8)
Category: Advertising, Asia

Nintendo Love Tester





Wikipedia explanation.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jul 31, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Technology, 1960's, Asia, Love & Romance
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