ThimphuTech was the first technology blog in Bhutan. We started writing it in 2009, just as broadband and mobile internet started to take off. (Although internet in Bhutan was launched in 1999, it was either super-slow or super-expensive, and was only used by a selected few).

In the blog, we wrote about technology and food, but also about plenty of other stuff. The blog became popular and influential in Bhutan. A companion bi-weekly column -- Ask Boaz -- was published for many years in the Kuensel, Bhutan's national newspaper. (The complete Kuensel columns are available as an ebook, Blogging with Dragons).

We stopped updating the blog when we left Bhutan in 2014, but the information within the posts can still prove useful, and thus we decided to keep it online.

We thank all our readers.
Tashi Delek,
Boaz & Galit.

Monday, September 27, 2010

"give first choose treasure"

While shopping for some groceries today in one of the shops in Thimphu, I bumped into a red, shiny, attractive package of food. I always like to discover new food items, so I examined the wrapper to satisfy my curiosity. It was almost all Chinese to me (literally), but I did find the following promotional text in English:
choiceness raw material produced 
meticulous pleasant to the palate
give first choose treasure
While I still don't know what's inside the package, I am once again convinced that while Google Translate is an extremely useful tool, it is still beneficial to have a human correct its output before sending it to print...

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