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"a single spark can start a spectral fire"
At The Drive-In

This is my hand. I can turn it. The blood is still running in it.
The sun is still in the sky and the wind is blowing.

Antonius Block

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From an exhibition of Niki Lindroth von Bahr's short films at Färgfabriken

181019   |   photo Sverige Stockholm surreal puppet animal fish door

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There I go surprising myself.

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Black Lotus – filling a void

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where's my head at?

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It do be like that sometimes

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bending the air

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Unopen your ribs,
As my sun's getting weak underneath.
That scarlet night.
The wait – so tiresome.




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Have some more Processing sketches from the train ride to Chengdu

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Back in my residence – and I feel so foreign …

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Engrish dump incoming

It all began on the plane …


I'll try, promise.


kthxbye


This represents a myriad other business signs and ads messing it up


Best thing about this was a mirrored/correct version 5m to the left of this one and the exit really being to the left.






Wherever Austrians or Swiss helped build the cable cars there were also some decent German translations to be had 


That's cool with me


I sure as hell won't!


Such a shame they only had this in XXL )':








Can't argue with that




At some point they must've run out of lower case o letters






You can't even make this up


Oh, hi!


Three of these were from the same place







And the worst mess-up of them all:


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Let's talk history. As you well know the best way to get to know about the most important figures in the history and culture of a country is through the money bills. Here's a roundup.

At this point I must mention that people around here generally don't like being paid in cash and most of the times don't even have suitable change on hand. Mind you, 100RMB equals roughly 13€ and it's the single largest bill they got. Shit, I've had singular legal tender a hundred times worth that amount in my hands elsewhere and could expect an exchange whithin reason. When gambling people have to come to the table with bundles of these. In some places other people even had to help me out with their WeChat, cause it was impossible to pay with cash to begin with. Thanks folks!

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I've encountered a seemingly unnatural amount of people on these streets and at some point I couldn't help but take note of all the funny shit they've got written on their shirts. Astonishingly virtually no one rocks clothes with Chinese characters on them. It's all Engrish. A regular tee would have some inspirational/motivational stuff going like:"Always do your best.", "If it's easy everyone would be doing it.", something in that vein. If you've got the words Paris or London somewher you've probably made it good. Even better if both words appear at the same time.
And then there's, well, I don't know how they do that, but "words" composed of randomly concatenated Latin characters. Or mostly regular words garbled into a completely new term.
Have a digest:

  • Share Reality
  • Get You
  • Don't War
  • Callflower
  • Free Pass For Member
  • Swaggy
  • typeanything
  • Turn Off The Mass
  • Full Riot The Police On My Back Straight To Hell
  • Originalfake
  • Best Self
  • Faith New York Carry Trash Freedom People
  • Stargazy – Shark Fukk – Daftpunk
  • I Don't Do Spring 
  • You Had Meat
  • France Moment
  • Just To See One Eye
  • Happiness Is A Warm Puppy
  • More And Fashion
  • Science Ficn
  • Change The
  • PAPSL (I left out misspelled brands, but this was just too funny, it was the Pepsi logo …)
  • Nighty Night, Slow Acid, I Need A Sleep
  • Matratzenland (I kid you not, I checked thrice!)
  • Movement Was Happy
  • Shutterstock Brooklyn New York
  • Wo Cares What Fraikiesay
  • Geniuso Is Never Nicht Sleep
  • Who His Pen

And my favourite of them all: Neueliebe

Honorable mention goes to all the creative Supreme rip-offs: Suprome, Superme, Supremacy, Supr(:me or simply Sup


As for the band shirt count:

  • Linkin Park ||||||
  • Nirvana |||* (Half a point for a shirt saying "Surf Disorde, Surf Nirvana" with the band's logo in the text)
  • XXXTentacion ||
  • Iron Maiden |
  • Kanye West |
  • Metallica |
  • Eminem * (Half a point for his logo in "Eminem attractive")

Yes, those really were all the artist shirt I've encountered in 21 days.


And lastly, the award in the category Overall Best Shirt in the Whole Wide Country goes to this girl from Kunming:

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My time in Asia is drawing to a close, I'll check out in about two hours. Needless to say it's been an incredible three weeks during which I saw way too much to comprise in any form, but I'd like to keep a few things on record.

  • That mother who held her baby over the wastebin at the subwa station so it could drop its poo in there
  • The kid in Xian practicing his Kung Fo routine against a tree
  • The bus driver who regularily spat out his window and once stopped in the middle of some random street for a woman to come in and hand him 300 kuai only to get right out again
  • The other woman who had her kid dump his diarrhea into a plastic bag in the middle of the sidewalk
  • The drastically dressed punk couple, kudos!
  • The crazy bass player from Colorful Bar that got out his magical soap bubble gun
  • How does it felling?
  • That one kid with hearing aids annoying the shit out his poor mother on the bus for over an hour
  • The fidget spinner formed by three AK-47s
  • The granny seeing a toddler being rolled into the breakfast area and handing it her unfinished toast she didn't want to eat anymore
  • That stupid idiot sitting in front of me on the train pretending not to understand what I was saying when I asked him to turn his fucking volume down only to turn on some cheap ass trance shit even louder and then suddenly turning it off completely after his girlfriend calmly uttered two syllables
  • The relaxed cab driver sporting those insanely slick flowery pants – haven't figured out where to get those :|
  • That boy pissing into the gutter right on the sidewalk
  • The doggo that niftly marked a whole pole by jumping all the way around it whilst taking his leak
  • That dude farting in the elevator
  • The professor from Yale being a total douchebag prick at the counter of the History Museum
  • Anonymous who spat on the floor of the elevator D:
  • Those two times some dudes were casually talking to someone on their phone whilst squatting over a public toilet

And some random Chinese habits I recognized:
  • They're obsessed with the close-door button on the elevator – which is actually hooked up
  • They spit, albeit noobishly and annoyingly loud
  • There doesnt seem to be a concept of how headphones work, people just keep talking to you as if you weren't wearing them and no one ever uses some but turns on videos or whatever on his phone on full volume literally everywhere
  • People talk in a freakishly loud voice
  • They still use ringtones here and of course those are maximum loud as well
  • Folks love puffing cigs, like puffing as in not really smoking
  • Plastic wrappings on everything
  • Every place can conveniently be turned into a wastebin straight away
  • Retail workers storm you as soon as you enter the store, couldn't convince them even once to just let me have a look around by myself

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