Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Do not forget Wishing oh!

Last week, one of my coworkers came into the office with something her husband had brought home from his trip to New York. I'll tell you what it is at the end of this post, but first, I want to you to take a look at the packaging for it. Based solely on the instructions and pictures, would you ever be able to figure out what this is? And even if you already know what this is, would you ever figure out how to use it properly using these instructions? I did know what it was, thanks to recent attention paid to this thing in pop culture, but these beautifully-translated instructions threw me for a loop. Take a look:

1. After the distribution of fuel to packaging equipment Kong
Cross wire in the side of the field again deduction presses
The fuel-pressure lock firmly.

2. A person Xu Yuan light take up a Top:
Another person fuel ignited the four angle.

3. Wait for that the heat enough light, lanterns person lest loose
A top hand,changes grips under the light to encircle, Has when
the lifting force may let go releases for flying.

4. Xu Yuan light rose slowly the sky, do not forget Wishing oh

Notice item:

1. Should choose at the option open, calm environment released
for flight.No fire ban in areas,  the tall building the floor, and
so on have covers under the thing to release for flight, must leave
outside the airport 10 kilometers from flying.

2. Xu Yuan light can only be used for the distribution the
specal-purposeof fuel,prohibited by any burning Replace.

3. Xu Yuan light are on the rise, that of  the flying, cannot the long
time not put, and the Flight not to be append the foreign body.

4. Children must be under the eustody of the adults use.

Apparently, this is called a Xu Yuan Light. You may know it better as a Sky Lantern or Wishing Lantern. They were featured at the end of The Hangover 2 and were a major plot point in Disney's Tangled. The people in this scene must have had better instructions than the ones above or they never could have pulled that off. For the record, Tangled was pretty good. I just saw it for the first time, and I was pleasantly surprised. I even have a couple of male friends who saw and enjoyed it, so maybe go check it out. Especially if you have free rentals from Blockbuster. And do not forget Wishing oh!

1 comment:

  1. Note: The formatting might come out a little weird for this because I put the line breaks exactly where they were on the packaging. That seemed important somehow.