1) Warning: If you watch this, you will want to take up surfing over the weekend. And may end up booking a flight to some place that has actual waves so you can do it.
2) Because really, 33 Textbook Fails. (Or weird things in textbooks).
Makes this next (from a German dictionary) look tame.
Speaking of which.....
Can I re-tell a funny RM story? I once covered a group of Taiwanese RMs (responsible also for teaching me that the "@" symbol in Chinese is called a "little mouse") one of whom was a fairly senior guy:
RM: So... What race are you?
Me: Malaysian Chinese.
RM: Is that Chinese?
Me: Malaysian Chinese. I was born in Malaysia.
RM: Which means what?
Me: Uh.... That I'm.... Malaysian Chinese?
(Ordinarily I might also send a link about Straits Born/ Peranakans, but in this case...)
RM: <looking at my face seriously for awhile, then blurting out> I think someone in your family might have messed around because those really aren't pure Chinese features.
(No, this does not offend me, nor was it meant to offend. So anyway I tell my mum, whose reaction is "Oh yeah. That's right. <laughs>" My mum btw has also had some curiosity re her own features.)
OK next up:
4) 19 Texting Fails (not to be confused with autocorrects)
5) You might like to know there are other things you could do with a good book, besides read it. Sculptures made from books.You know, just if you happened to have an entire weekend of sitting around with a stack of books and carving tools handy and didn't plan on sleeping...
So have a good weekend, people. You Are Awesome: