Thursday, July 19, 2007

Globalisation, Localised

Took all three of these photos in a single shopping trip. Shopping here is a curious mix of the familiar and the downright strange. At least that's how it felt at first. We're used to the strange bits now but still sometimes have to do a double-take to make sure we just saw what we think we just saw.

The checkout at Marks & Spencers. I'm sure the westerners in the posters are the same in every M&S branch internationally, only here they've got those pointless pixel-masks over their eyes.

"I'll have a grande low-fat triple Latte and a teddy bear please."

"Ninja Barbie" at Debenhams. Even the dolls are prohibited from exposing their flesh in public. I wonder if they're only allowed to play with male dolls from the same factory?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Must have missed you by minutes....looked at the same poster and thought about your previous blogs..!!