Tag Archive: no kissing

This sign I discovered in an international hotel in Malaysia – upon closer detection I was able to ascertain that the one fruit was banned because of its absolute stench and the other because it has hardcore staining capacity. I am not too clear as to what the punishment is if you are caught with either of these:

Thou Shalt Not Eat

This one was in the same country but this time on a train – a very difficult one to police I’d imagine but you have the right to remain saliva-free or something like that [and don’t speak back to these cops, cos they do not appreciate the tongue-in-cheek approach either]:

Kiss not, lest ye be detained...

We decided to reinterpret this one on our wedding day after the most kiss-filled ceremony most people had witnessed [who waits til the permission part, seriously?] just to ensure people got the message that this would be continuing for a while [at least until we took a trip in Malaysia by train]:

brett FISH anderson and tbV

But a theme titled ‘the sign says’ would not be complete without this beauty from the office wall of the non-profit building I work in, begging the question, what happened and how many times did it happen to necessitate the needfulness of this particular sign’s block 1:

Do not be full of floor pooping here

That’s right people. Black and white people must shake hands in this place, but more importantly, don’t poop on the floor. Any more. Thank you.

[For the previous Photo Challenge with the theme ‘In the Background’ click here]

Famous stuffed dolphin No_bob encounters famous Petronas towers

a few years ago i attended a youth conference in Malaysia and so naturally i took the world’s most famous stuffed dolphin, No_bob [I was going to call him ‘Bob’ but he doesn’t bob] with me… this picture in front of the Petronas towers signifies the tourist experience for me – feeling very very small in front of something that is very very big – new language and culture and people, experiences and food all loom big against the smallness of who i have become while visiting and the fame of my most famous thing [No_bob] is as nothing to the enormity of my situation…

this was all reinforced by the absurdity [to me] of this ‘Forbidden Fruit’ sign we saw in the entrance of the hotel we were staying at – the one apparently banned due to its incredibly overwhelming stench and the other because of the stain the juice of it leaves behind which is near impossible to remove…

and lastly, this sign we saw on a train amused me no end… clearly everyone had heard of the recent kissing epidemic in Kuala Lumpur where people would just randomly lock lips with strangers for hours on end and this train’s manager had a strict “Not on my watch!” policy, although we never could quite understand the penalty for breaking this particular taboo… [the writing accompanying the signs being all in Bahasa Malay was a bit of a tongue twister for me]

[For the previous Photo Challenge on the theme of ‘Silhouette’ click here]


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