|I am disrespectful to dried fruit. Can you see that I am serious?
||[Apr. 27th, 2006|09:55 pm]
Mr. Sparkle- the Thai edition:
In this photo, Ivan meets his own Mr. Sparkle doppleganger:
Ironically, we'd bought some "Ivan" before a train trip before we realized the significance of the name, since the package has two sides, with the non-Thai side being in English and saying something like "dried fruit" in roman characters.
There are many varieties of "Ivan" available:
"ivan" is apparently actual Thai characters, although in a font that makes them look like roman characters. Compare this concept to Gothic lettering used for gang tattoos, the lettering on Chinese restaurant menus in the US circa 1975, or the "80085" (aka BOOBS) LED lettering your calculator used in the early eighties.