Prime Throat

prime throat lozenges

I got these “throat lozenges” (more like mints) for free on the street of some city I visited this year on business. I liked the package, so I kept it. I finally got a scanner as an early Christmas present this past weekend. (Thanks, mom and dad!) Now I can throw it away. (The package, not the scanner.)

P.S. Yes, having a scanner means Chinese Calvin & Hobbes scans, and many, many other things, coming soon…


John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.


  1. Does the scanned wrapper make your throat feel better? Your eyes feel better?

  2. Merry chirstmas 4 everyone~

  3. i recommend a sock called WASABI BOY PEANUT, popular among young girls here in shanghai, you can find it in c-stores, especially LAWSON, its chinese name: JIE MO XIAO SHENG

    it tastes great in winter

  4. Bingfeng,

    A sock?! Snack, maybe?

  5. Da Xiangchang Says: December 22, 2004 at 3:22 pm

    Is it just me or does “Prime Throat” sound like a porno movie?!!

  6. john,

    sock or snack, whatever, it is a kind of food.

    i once told an american girl i need a snap after lunch, she was really confused and asked me: why you need a snap after lunch? you don’t need it, i don’t need it. and i was anger with her – i must have a snap after lunch nomatter you need it or not, and she said – ok, have your snap after lunch. then, i had a nap after lunch, and she asked me – where is your snap? i said i had it. and she said – no no no you didn’t had a snap, you had a nap ….

    it’s a true story. snap, nap, sock, snack… damn english

    btw, do you guys know muzimei’s new blog, here it is:
    (i am not muzimei, i write a post about her new blog)

  7. i said i had it. and she said – no no no you didn’t had a snap, you had a nap ….

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