29 January 2013

Confusing Photo of the Week #9 (Kathmandu Edition)

Photo taken in Paika, a small area between Kopan and Boudha.

It's been a few years since I've posted a "Confusing Photo of the Week" entry and to be quite honest, I was happy to let the series die an unceremonious death without ever mentioning it again.

But then I saw this.

I don't even know what the weirdest part of this tableau is - is it the strange dancing child who appears to have a pantyliner attached to his forehead? Is it the grinning horrorshow pig face? The gleeful font and well-worn illustration (with its own sinister grin)?

Nope, it's the Orange Fanta. Ew.

If any Nepali speakers out there want to tell me what this says, please let me know. Unless it's "YOU'RE NEXT, WHITE LADY." In that case, just don't tell me.


***UPDATE: This was a comment from Sherry Wasandi at The World is Square:

"It says: Sagun Meat Shop. "Sagun" being the name of the shop, commonly pronounced "Shug-un". Interestingly, the word itself refers to a gift(cash or kind) given to the host at traditional Hindu ceremonies, throughout northern India. Curious choice, indeed.

And then there's a list of the produce you can buy there, at the bottom. So far, you're not on it. Good news, I'd say."


Ha! I certainly agree.

3 comments:

V said...

Whoaaaaaaaaaa! This is quite the photo. It leaves me quite perplexed!

Tonia said...

Ew indeed to the Fanta bottle - didn't even see it at first. Far too taken by the dancing kid throwing his shapes at you.
Also, I quite like the fabric in the backgroun

Sherry Wasandi said...

It says: Sagun Meat Shop. "Sagun" being the name of the shop, commonly pronounced "Shug-un". Interestingly, the word itself refers to a gift(cash or kind) given to the host at traditional Hindu ceremonies, throughout northern India. Curious choice, indeed.

And then there's a list of the produce you can buy there, at the bottom. So far, you're not on it. Good news, I'd say.

 
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