Update: More Heartbrand photo collection!!

In You Say Potato, I Say Potayto, I shared about how nice it is to find something similar in different settings. One of the things I love to see (and photograph) is how the Heartbrand logo is the same but called differently in different countries. I’m happy to report that I’ve got more collections of […]

You Say Potato, I Say Potayto

One of the things I love about traveling in Europe is I can really feel that I’m in a foreign land. Whenever I travel out of Holland, for example, I enjoyed watching how the usual uitgang (exit) sign turned into sortie in France, uscita in Italy, salida in Spain, or výstup in Czech. Easy way of […]

La Tartaruga and the Wonder of Languages

One day as I was window shopping in Florence, Italy, I saw these cute turtles. I can’t tell you how surprised I was when I read the writing on the jewelry box: “La Tartaruga”. Turns out it is the Italian word for “The Turtle”. And you know what so special about it? In my hometown, […]

Borrowed Words

Check this out, there is a listing of Indonesian loanwords in Wikipedia Indonesia. This listing gives you some idea about how many Indonesian words that were actually borrowed from Dutch. Just a little note that of course it will be more meaningful if you know both language, since it’s not translated to English (doh, it’s […]