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Hair we go again

If you visit the Philippines and take a turn or two in certain places, you may notice these business names. See which ones are strangely familiar or you readily recognize:

1. A laundry in Manila: Summa Cum Laundry

2. A boxing gym in Taguig: Blow Jab

3. A salon somewhere: Curl Up And Dye

4. A store selling feeds for chicken along Sucat Road: Robocock

5. A shoe repair in Marikina: Dr. Shoe-Bago ('bago' means new)

6. A shoe repair shop along Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City: SHOEPERMAN: We will HEEL you, save your SOLE, and even DYE for you

7. A petshop: Petness First

8. A taxicab: Income Taxi

9. A second-hand watch store: 2nd Time Around

10. An aquatic pet store in Malolos: Fish Be With You

11. A fishball cart along P. Campa St., near University of Santo Tomas: Eat My Balls

12. A restaurant in Baclaran that opens only in the evening: The Last Supper

13. A Hair Salon in Makati: Hair We Go Again

~ header from Samulli / click here for more Thursday 13 lists ~


Anonymous said…
OMG Potty Mouth. I was dying of laughter with these. Too funny
Kristen said…
Some of those are really clever...though I did roll my eyes on a few.
Deb said…
Are you serious?! These are hilarious!
Tracie Nall said…
These names are so bad!! The only redeeming quality is that none of them did the thing where they change the spelling of the word to be cutesy.

Happy T13!
Alice Audrey said…
I could see myself stupidly watching Income Taxi drive by while I tried to figure out if I could ride in it.
Dane Bramage said…
My favorite has to be Dr. Shoe-bago.

My Thursday 13 is up. It is <"13 Reasons Why I Decide To Have Bariactric Surgery">. Stop by if you get a moment.
storyteller said…
Oh my ... who knew? What a funny list ;--)

I can hardly believe it, but I'm celebrating my 2nd Blogoversary at Small Reflections today and I'd like to invite you to visit when time permits. I've reflected on what I've learned in the past two years and created mega-collages of some of my favorite mosaics ... just because ;--)

In addition, I'm sharing an award with all visitors in my T-13 at Happily Retired Gal this week. Hope you'll drop by when time permits to snag, enjoy, and pass it along to others.
Hugs and blessings,
Melissa Lea said…

I laughed at every one.

"Eat my balls." Really? Haha. Euw.

Happy Thursday!
Janet said…
hahahah I'm still laughing at #11!!!
Janet said…
Also, Hazel, thank you for your compliments about my headers the last couple weeks on the T13 :-) I took those pictures!
Amanda Moore said…
Number 5 was funnier than... well you know then I read number 6 OMG That one totally got me, great list Hazel!
sleigh beds said…
Why you choose this title of your post. Is it any special in that.

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