Happy February and hahahahaha!
I mean REALLY busted up and fell out uncontrollably; jaw hurting; snorting out of your nose; almost peeing your pants; like you were drunk with your best friend-laughed? It felt pretty good, didn't it? Well, that's no accident, as there are actually scientifically-proven benefits to smiling and laughing, both physically, mentally and emotionally, and, of course, socially.
"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy." -Thich Nhat Hanh
The health benefits of smiling and laughing:
Smiling and laughing release the feel-good neurotransmitters dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins, flooding our bodies with messages that manifest in health benefits.
To read more go here.
In some places like Japan, Hong Kong and Shanghai, fashion, design, and technology are years ahead of what we currently have in the United States. While in other locales, like Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and just about everywhere else in Southeast Asia, their choice of garments ranges from genius...to outright ludicrous. But no matter where they're from, young Asians love to emulate U.S. culture - including the quintessential American printed t-shirt.
Of course it makes no difference if they even understand the writing on the clothes they wear, or if the messages are highly offensive - just having English letters on an American-style t-shirt is usually enough to classify them as cool.
So to celebrate the circus of hilarity that is daily life in the Far East, here are the funniest and LEAST fashionable t-shirts (and sweatshirts) you'll see in Asia:
To see them all go here.
Here are some examples of how people express laughter in writing around the world:
Read how people laugh around the world here.
Over the last couple years I started collecting some of the social media posts that made me hahaha (or '555' as they say in Thailand) - many of them by my friends - as well some photos I took myself. Remember that we are laughing AT them, not WITH them (wait - did I get that wrong?) as you enjoy the funniest shit you'll see in Southeast Asia. - See more at:
See the funniest S#*t in Southeast Asia here.
The top 9 reasons why this is perfectly acceptable
(Give me another good reason and win a $20 Starbucks gift card!)
I was walking down the street in Thailand one day, minding my business, and I saw this man jogging.
Not one quick to judge someone as a drug user, I came up with nine perfectly good explanations for why someone would wear their tighty-whitey red underwear in public while jogging. You can read them here.
I'd love to hear your reason why this is perfectly acceptable!
You can email me, post on social media, or leave a comment on this blog.
On February 10th I'll pick the best one and the winner will get a $20 Starbucks gift card.