There are lots of quirky things to see in
Wan Chai. Businesses open and some close within six months. Hong Kong is a market in constant reaction. There are amusing signboards and hilariously bad copy all over. This page is dedicated to a funny friend, YVW who inspired the collection in the first place. Watch this space Mr. Nury Vittachi 🙂
All pictures found in Wan Chai, unless disclosed otherwise.
Stay Alere? I don’t think that’s a word in any language… seen at a shop on Johnston road
Yes that’s true. But I’m not sure how fashionable it is to wear it as a statement… Hmm, definitely don’t want to get crushed in the hall… seen at Kennedy town swimming pool A “slicking” door must be a new type of door! Seen at Copacabana, Shek O beach. Interesting that someone might need a “3 stocket” USB cigarette lighter Multiple visits to each store or just one visit each? I didn’t know all sticker labels were square… Seen on Queens Road East next to Hopewell All sorts of services at this nail spa Hmm… can I have the “progressive”? Hmm… I suppose the method is aptly described The blackboard caption… Can I have the 100 minute massage and the vacuum can treatment please… Seen on Johnston Road & Swatow Street Stern knows my mom? Ok that’s a threat…
Last four or last few? About the same I guess If you’re delivering a baby Hmm.. looks pretty real to me Yes, I do love foot fashion! A serious profession This ad is just all over the place Note that this is under Body treatment Yes I’d like to moisten my starz and remove my blemiches please Forehead ouch. Shank? Is this human? More t shirts that make no sense Well this is just a downright depressing message If you need to embroider your bosom… Ok this is a definition if you didn’t get the above picture Fly on, Fly off, Fly away…. Wheat Glass not Wheat Grass? Supermarket confusion… with or without the “R”? Seen at Apita, Tai Koo Shing Steam your feet to reduce fat, aches and pains? Depressing caps: failure funnies UK US fashion confusion Now this is really lost in translation… Not sure what these pills will do for you…drive you barking crazy! So cryptic… interpret it how you wish! Eastern or Western medicine? Poultry legs with rice please Errm… who’s screaming? Seen in Sai Ying Pun There’s something suspicious on this menu… a hint of Halloween in set C Once upon a time…. Neighbours are secondbest then… Soggy Hair anyone? Mongolian hotpot or Lamb meat at Beijing Restaurant
I’d like a Messiah style hair cut please.
Can I have a messiah style hair cut please Hmm time for the eye-blow trim
More wacky t-shirts.
“Believe in your selfie” Deerway, My way, your way
Exhibition opening lines at the Comix Home Base
Hmm… interesting name for the restaurant
Why Spaceman? The philosophy and rationale another T-shirt about joy Are you ready for Fashion Wan Chai style? “Dess Up” to be continued… like the alphabet?
“Excuse me, I have a problem” At Taste Supermarket, Hopewell Center
Soft ice cream fish bun anyone?
interesting ad copy for a vegan restaurant
not to be confused with women’s underwear
Party places in Tonnochy
T-shirt seen for sale along Wan Chai Road
ice cream store alternate Seen at Sogo Causeway Bay…popular with women. Titty&Co A strange yet interesting combination Any other qualities you want in the shoe brand starting with C? More “CK” underwear in Wan Chai market Wanchai market brands: Calvin Klein or Carvron Kee? A very wide range of frozen foods indeed Shirts that make no sense: Always rushes to Tantivy (?) (ok, sorry this shop is in Sham Shui Po not Wan Chai) Shirts that make no sense: Departure of Ships Rna Inc The next Apple shop, not the current one Single Fight, Larry, Sibao Well, the world does go around… (ok this was also from Sham Shui Po) Interesting company name No idea what this story might be about… Great plate Get your bling on in a blink Option D or E? or prefer fumigation? Did you get the message about the Poo? Opposite the Get Lost building Wow… want some with your instant noodles? Not sure if I should let my kid wear this. This is how you keep the peace. Do you want Model or Feel Salon? Extra charge for evenings… Faddy Hair Shampoo Why does it always have to be a fight? Well that’s one way to convince me Great plate Super translator upgraded their signboard (yes same store but this is new) Super translator