"a caterpillar doesn't just grow into a butterfly. a caterpillar must undergo metamorphosis, and a cocoon is where a caterpillar risks it all: enters total chaos, undergoes total rebuilding, and is born to a new way of living. only in taking the risk of entering that inert cocoon can the caterpillar go from dormancy to potency, from ugliness to beauty."

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

signs of the times

"Love is the ability and willingness to allow
those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves
without any insistence that they satisfy you."

--Wayne Dyer

every now and then, we find a special friend who never lets us down, who understands it all... no, stop. i mean, every now and then, we encounter signs that are just somewhat... -- for the lack of a better term -- off and, therefore, "interesting" and laughable.

here are two examples of such signs i saw with my own two eyes...

in sm city - cagayan de oro
december 2005

really, it's FREE???

hala, pasaway! add P10 for FREE drink. hihihi. who're they kidding? mwahahaha... talk about redefining the meaning of FREE!!!

in a hotel in pampanga
september 2006

the sign at the back of the door of the guys' room, ehehe

so, what was i doing inside that room? hmmm...

there're two of us gals in the group. we two were assigned to a different room but we had to go to the guys' room for a late-night brainstorming session.

i got in there (the guys' room) ahead of my other gal pal and after she arrived, one of the guys (there were four of them in our team) finally noticed this "interesting" sign... and we all had a good laugh over it.

we couldn't resist but take a picture!

that sign really piqued our interest. plus, it really caused amused laughter among us. for a moment, i had doubts about us being really housed in a hotel... but, yeah, we were. the sign's just soooo... -- what's the word -- kinky?

note: there are a lot more photos of signs like the two i shared here. i usually encounter them -- "interesting" signs -- during travel adventures, when my keen powers of observation are upped a notch or two higher. i still have to upload the rest of them to this album.


  1. Sometimes they say “free gift.” Hehe.

  2. Really funny signs...I can't believe that free softdrink sign...It is just embarassing for the store establishment...

  3. ...and naka-ALL CAPS ang word na free. pasaway jud!

  4. what a clever marketing ruse! hehehe

    pro d ta mailad ana oi! Ü

    pro ang uban perting ilara.luoya sa?

    hahay pilipinas!


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