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Happy new year to you. Over the festive season my family visited friends in Thailand. It’s one of my favourite countries, but it was a first for our kids, so a nice bit of culture shock for them.

Asian English is always an easy target and my Thai is a thousand times worse than most Thai’s spoken English. But here are some holiday snaps of retail signs and other marketing stuff to start the year…

One way to deliver ice...

One way to deliver ice…

Another way to deliver ice...

Another way to deliver ice…

Modern banking in floating markets...

Modern banking in floating markets…

Even stupid little dogs have clothes and shoes. More than some humans have...

Even stupid little dogs have clothes and shoes. More than some humans have…

I assumed this wasn't optional?

I assumed this wasn’t optional?

Mmmm non-vegetarian...

Mmmm non-vegetarian…

Seafood cuisine?

Seafood cuisine?

No breakfast, lunch, or dinner foods...

No breakfast, lunch, or dinner foods…

Unique eye candy was an understatement...

Unique eye candy was an understatement…

Park where?

Park where?

I had no idea where else to put the paper...

I had no idea where else to put the paper…

Another version that caused confusion...

Another version that caused confusion…

Turn-down message at the Mandarin Oriental

Turn-down message at the Mandarin Oriental

And a sport at which we Aussies could probably take on the Thai’s – the long forgotten art of nude shark wrestling. This is a photo of a statue of a nude shark wrestler…

The long forgotten sport - nude shark wrestling...

The long forgotten sport – nude shark wrestling…