Travel

Engrish

One thing I was looking forward to in Japan was Engrish. If you don’t know what I’m talking about check the website. And if you didn’t know about the website (which is doing a good job to catalogue its presence in the non-English speaking world), I’m sure you’ve chuckled at some badly translated words on … Continue reading

Travel

Superheroes

I watched Kick Ass on the Qantas flight from Sydney to Narita, Tokyo’s airport hub. I don’t know what it says about me that I really championed an 11-year-old sailor-mouthed assassin called ‘Hit Girl’, but I enjoyed the film nonetheless. The film poses the question: why don’t more Joe Blows become superheroes? And what would … Continue reading