Another thing I remembered about the trip to LA was the knock-off products
we saw in Seafood City (Filipino supermarket). They had Chocky…a blatant
knock-off of Pocky. Apparently,
there is a whole world of Pocky
knock-offs They also had lotsa bootleg Asian CDs for karaoke and so
on. I bet the RIAA will some day do some
“Operation Asian Supermarket” and raid all Asian supermarkets in the US
for pirated CDs.
I was just thinking about
the way they spoke as recently as the 1800’s. (I do this often.) Things
like, “A great calamity has befallen the firmament and my countenance is
fallen.” Perhaps it comes from the King James version of the bible.