氧吧的指示牌 signs at the oxygen bar

On Saturday after checking out of the hotel, we all headed to a really popular oxygen bar to breathe in the fresh air and explore a bit. What I found most interesting though, were the really awesome and funny English signs they had.


“The living trees and flowers want your love and care”

How convenient that the forest can use these clearly scribed signs to ask for my love and care!

“Forest makes life fresh and sweet”

I’m pretty sure the amount of mosquito bites I received from this forest are neither fresh or sweet

“Be careful and civilized”

Because just being careful isn’t enough in China. USE YOUR MANNERS!

“It’s dangerous be careful!”

Here the author sort of loses some creativity points when this sign is compared to the more ornate and descriptive be careful and civilized. However, this sign makes up for the lackluster first warning with,

“Life arises from green. Human beings long for forest”

ALL HUMAN BEINGS LONG FOR FOREST! It’s a cult! We have no choice but to go back!

“Rescued from a desperate situation”

My personal favorite. Literally, no context here. This sign was on the side of a waterfall.

So this is just a sampling of the funny English that I come across everyday. Is this post borderline culturally insensitive? Yes. But I just had to share some of the things that cracked me up while exploring what actually was a beautiful and refreshing bit of greenery.


3 Responses to “氧吧的指示牌 signs at the oxygen bar”

  1. 1 Kitty
    July 20, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Hey Christopher – Glad you had a fun weekend having some new experiences! And I loved the signs. But tell us more about the oxygen bar – what is the benefit, if any? How is the oxygen delivered to you – or is it just in the “air”? Is there a cost involved?

    Thanks – love the posts.

    • July 26, 2010 at 1:49 pm

      sorry for the slow response…the place is really just a mountain with some paths you can climb… there really is no super cool oxygen delivering system :(. But it was a really fun place to explore. And there was an entrance fee but luckily CET payed it!

  2. 3 Amber Dostie
    July 21, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    I have the same question… oxygen bar???? Isn’t that where you breath oxygen from a container – this looks like a plant heaven!!! And it looks beautiful.. I am so happy that you are experiencing all these wonderful things! And I look forward to every new entry!

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