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Cleaning stuffs

I’m always a fan of Engrish, and I couldn’t help noticing the English in my hotel room this weekend.

“Window cleaning for guest rooms is scheduled from 11:00AM to 2:30 PM. During this hour, cleaning stuffs may pass in front of the window of your room.”

First of all, that is a long, long hour, from 11:00AM to 2:30AM. It makes working an 8 hour day impossible.

And what exactly is “cleaning stuffs?” Is it soap running down your window? A surprise sponge? Or maybe, it is actually cleaning STAFF. According to the Japanese text, it is the cleaning staff.

What will pass in front of your window?

Shina Ringo

The primary reason for me to go to Tokyo, other than to see Tomo of course, was to go to a Shina Ringo concert. Wow. It was an amazing show. She had several costume changes plus a full orchestra. They will make a DVD of the three night stand, and since I was one of three white people that I saw in the audience, if they do a pan of the audience I stand a good chance of being noticed. I guess I could have been more fashionable.