Sorry! Can't bring myself to sort through the local news this week. Not much going on anyway. It rained, there was another earthquake, and that's about it. 很抱歉! 我最近不想看台東的新聞. 反正也沒有什麼重要的事發生. 台東下了雨, 也發生了地震, 大致上就是這樣了.
At the moment I'm finding the supermarket circulars more interesting. Let's take a look inside, shall we? 我最近對大賣場的廣告比較有興趣. 讓我們一起來看一下?
Carrefour is selling whole baked chicken and turkey in honor of Christmas. How considerate! No price listed, and eating that chicken or turkey is going to be an intestinal gamble. Do you feel lucky? 因為聖誕節的關係, 家樂福現正賣烤雞跟烤火雞. 真是貼心! 廣告上沒有標上價錢. 我想吃他們的雞肉還是火雞肉是對胃腸的一場賭注. 你的運氣好嗎?
And here's a whole plate of shrimp for 288 NT, this in honor of Chinese New Year. This kind of thing is the reason I can't eat shrimp anymore. Back in 1999 I had a plate of such shrimp at a Geant in Taichung, and I came down with a case of food poisoning so bad that I haven't been able to eat shrimp since. 因為過年, 這盤蝦子是288元. 這也是我到現在仍沒有辦法吃蝦子的原因. 1999年時, 我在台中的愛買買過一盤蝦子. 吃完後, 我食物中毒拉肚子, 因為那樣子的陰影我從此沒辦法吃蝦子.
A selection of wines, ranging from 198 NT to 529 NT. None of the labels look familiar, but then again I've never been a huge drinker of wine. I find it hard to tell the difference between the "good" wines and the "bad" wines. Honestly, most people who drink wine are just kidding themselves anyway. Come down to my level, and drink some beer! 還有198元到529元的葡萄酒. 我沒有看過這些牌子, 但是我也不是常喝葡萄酒的那種人. 我通常喝不出來哪一種葡萄酒好, 哪一種不好. 我覺得喜歡喝葡萄酒的人應該跟我一樣沒水準來喝啤酒!
RT Mart's circular is encouraging us to "enjoy hot pots." Great idea, but I've had a lot of hot pots lately. What I'd really like to enjoy is pizza, but my wife just isn't having it. 大潤發的廣告叫我們 "享受火鍋." 這是一個好主意, 可是我最近吃的火鍋已經很多了. 我很想吃披薩, 可是我太太一點都不要.
A big jar of Nutella for 149 NT. Trouble is that I've never liked Nutella. A lot of yummy-looking chocolates from Europe and Japan, but they're all too expensive. 大罐花生醬要149元. 問題是我不喜歡那種花生醬. 他們還有賣很多看起來好吃的歐洲跟日本的巧克力, 可是全都太貴了.
Here's a Sony PS4 Pro for 12,980 NT. That's not cheap. What can the PS4 Pro do, I wonder, to be worth so much money? Hopefully we could also use it to vacuum our floors, clean our catboxes, and make light meals. Might want to wash it out between the catboxes and the light meals though. 這裡有個12980元的Sony PS4 Pro. 哇! 不便宜! 那麼貴的PS4 Pro可以做什麼? 希望可以利用它吸地板, 清理貓沙, 還有準備輕食. 但是清理貓沙跟準備輕食中間要洗一洗吧.
PX Mart is selling 2.5 tubes of Darlie toothpaste for 155 NT. Darlie is the English name for "hei ren" or "black man" toothpaste. There's also a "white man" toothpaste, but I haven't seen it in a while. I really think there ought to be an "Asian man" toothpaste in Asia, don't you? 在全聯兩條半Darlie牙膏是155元. Darlie就是"黑人"牙膏. 也有"白人"牙膏, 可是我很久沒有看到了. 為什麼亞洲這裡怎麼沒有"亞洲人"牙膏?
If you go to PX Mart's web page, you'll find a fun infographic on their history. According to this infographic, their company was established in 1998. It doesn't say when the first store opened up in Taitung, but judging by the infographic I'd say this happened sometime in the early 2000s. 你如果上全聯的網站的話, 你會發現有關於他們歷史的部分. 這個網頁說公司是1998年成立的. 但網頁沒說台東的第一家店是什麼時候開始營業的, 可是讀了資料之後, 我覺得它大概是在2000年過後.
1998. Back in 1998 was still in college, about to graduate. Man, PX Mart and I go a ways back, don't we? 1998年. 1998年的時候我還在大學念書, 快要畢業了. 我跟全聯蠻有關聯的, 對吧!
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P.S. I'll get back to the local news next month. It'll probably be more interesting by then!