Word of the Day: Fung Wah

H and I took the Chinatown Fung Wah bus from Boston to NYC for the weekend. Fifteen bucks ($15!) and the bus didn’t explode. So, I guess the trip was a success.

 

Fung Wah bus

Call me out of touch, but I was surprised that everyone on the bus …everyone was on their cell phone the whole entire time.

“Hi, I’m on the bus.”
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“Can you hear me, I’m on the bus – yeah, the Chinatown bus.”

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I am not distracted by someone talking on their cell phone in Chinese. But if someone is speaking English- even if it’s an asinine conversation, I am riveted.

“Yeah, I’m on the bus… the bus. Yes. The Fung Wah bus.”

Fung You.

Translated, Fung Wah, means Magnificent Wind. And while the ride wasn’t exactly magnificent, it didn’t blow, either.

 

 

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6 responses to “Word of the Day: Fung Wah

  1. Ginna’s boys ride the Magnificent Wind all the time! For $15 what’s not to like??! Jona and I are always on the look out for the bus when were on the road north. A siting must mean good luck, right? Gung Hay Fat Choy– Happy New Year!

  2. cband

    We owe you and Ginna a dinner. Call me when you are coming this way. Ride the Magnificent Wind to Boston.

    Your website-your artwork-looks terrific.

    C-

  3. Joy Fleming

    Carol,
    I love your blog! It parallels my life in this strange world of grown children and elementary school classrooms.
    Joy

  4. Clarissa

    Carol: I wanted to send this to Nick but know I can’t because I “forbid” them from taking the Fung Wa bus. Of course, they do any way. Now, I am like the little old lady mother and send them articles from the Globe about each bus crash. Clarissa

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  6. JOan

    What about the New York part? Forget the bus ride…

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