Tuesday, April 6, 2010

a special message from Confucius

INTERN was going to post something in response to this New York Times article about the growth of unpaid (and sometimes illegal) internships during the recession, but this morning INTERN's forward-happy dad passed along the following, which *obviously* trumps illegal internships in terms of importance:

Confucius say, "If you are in a book store and cannot find The book for which you search, you are obviously in the...




INTERN often gets the impression she is in the Wong Fook Hing bookstore.

23 comments:

  1. That's so funny I wearly wet myself.

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  2. Really funny.

    I think I'm lucky that it's usually not the bookstores' fault I can't find what I want.

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  3. And it seems it's actually real! :) http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=58221

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  4. They have spelling errors in that article anyway. Wong Fook Hing is so better.

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  5. Oh, that is totally in Hong Kong. Am I right, am I right? The second character means blessing. I used to wear a necklace around my neck with that character on it. When people would ask what character it was, I usually had to do some explaining. :)

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  6. This is hilarious. Thank you for a great laugh!

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  7. Looks legit to me. The second character is "Fuku" in Japanese, so I assume it's for real.

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  8. Now *that* would be great cover art!
    :-)

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  9. Here's their address and phone number:

    Huang Fuxing Books
    Kowloon, Hung Hom, Ma Tau Wai Road, Ground Floor 180a
    Hong Kong
    Phone number: (852) 23624088

    This is cool that it's actually a real picture and business.

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  10. You know what's been passed around the Hong Kong office of the IHT? (Which, as the newspaper endlessly reminds you, is the NYT's Global Edition.) This exact photo.
    I'm Chinese and I find it funny.

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  11. And, yes. I think it's real. I used to live in Hung Hom.
    "Huang Fuxing," as it's spelled in the address, is the official Mandarin pinyin.
    But the romanization from the colloquial Hong Kong Cantonese is way funnier!

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  12. Sorry, I don't get it yet.. Can someone give a hint?

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