People here are really brand-orientated.
I mean, nearly all of it is fake and searching for quality products is quite foolish, but nearly everyone here is dressed in clothes that are covered in advertisement. The best and funniest example is “Apple”. The Californian brand is represented on every free piece of textile with its logo. Shoes, trousers, caps, hats, sunglasses and wheels of cars, watches, food and drinks and even on telephones that are clearly non of the companies smartphones. An iPhone is “the thing” to have. Your a man and wel respected if your cappy shows a huge apple logo and even more if your shoes are “3G”.
This is the next step to coolness and another symbol for good quality.
3G is actually a mobile Internet-network which is, as far as I am informed the latest and fastest mobile connection.
This is enough to make everything around here “3G”. Batteries, electric tooth brushes, flashlights, Calculators, shavers, and many other electric devices, that surely don’t have anything to do with a mobile network, proudly present themselves as 3G tools. I may be mistaking but I doubt that a pair of socks improves your internet connection. Even in the music you can here it all the time: “3G baby 3G, my telephone has 3G, call
me on my 3G, uh yea baby” I don’t understand the text of course but watching the videos on pixelated TV-screens in restaurants showing the logo hundreds of times I can, by knowing the Chinese expression for 3G, imagine what it is about.
As the topping of the cake the expression GPS is used frequently. Our bikes, our cameras and our helmets are often pointed at and decorated with these three letters. I think it is a kind of quality-feature and is used as expression for expensive stuff. It has nothing at all to do any more with the original meaning (global positioning system) but next time I will try ordering a GPS/3G/iPhone-meal and let you know if it tasted better than the other ones I had up to now. Not that the Chinese food is not delicious already, but improvement is always worth a try.
Right now, I am sitting next to a public toilet, a sign next to the board, on which the cleaning-women collects the money, says 3G in self painted letters. As soon as Paul is back from the postoffice I will give it a try. Sorry enough I doesn’t say GPS, otherwise I could probably share my position with all my friends while shitting and it would definetly be the coolest toilet of the world.
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