November 04, 2006

Open for Business

The Filipino people are known the world over for their unwavering penchant for creativity and humor. One of the ways this is manifested is in the hilariously named establishments that pop up all over the country.

Are you ready for this?

Anita Bakery
Bay Wash Laundry
Bill's Gate Computer Shop
Brad Pet Shop
Bread Pitt Bakery
Candies Be Love?
Chicago Balls (a fishball stand)
Christopher Plumbing Service Shop
Common Cents Store
Curl Up and Dye Beauty Salon
Doris Day and Night (a 24-hour eatery)
Edgar Scissorhands Barber Shop
Elizabeth's Tailoring Garment Shop
Felix The Cut Barber Shop
Fish Be With You Seafood Stand
Goldilooks Barber Shop
Goldirocks Gravel and Sand Shop
Hair Force One Barber Shop
L.B. M. Restaurant
Leon King Video Rental
Let's Talk Dirty Laundromat
Maid to Order Placement Agency
Male Box Barber Shop
Mane Attraction Beauty Parlor
Miki Mao Noodle House
Meating Place (a meat shop)
Meatropolis (another meat shop)
Nacho Fast
Passers Buy Convenience Store
Perm Foundation Beauty Salon
Petal Attraction Flower Shop
Saudi Hairlines Beauty Salon
Scissors Palace Barber Shop
Second Time Around – A Used Watch Store
Starback Cafe
Staying Alive Funeral Parlor
Stomach Inn Motel
Sylvestre's Salon
The Cutting Age Salon
The Way We Wear Clothes Shop
Tom Cruz Grill
Your Best Vet Pet Care Clinic
Wall Mart Korean Grocery
Wash Up Dock Laundromat
Wok Inn Resturant
X-Trim Barber Shop
Yo Wash Up Laundromat

Come in. They're open.



Susan Abraham said...

A creative post, Irene.
I didn't know this at all. It really brought on the smiles.
love as always

Ms. Val said...

Irene, these are hilarious! The barber shop/hair places are the most creative. A few years ago, my cousin opened a salon. Located near the railroad tracks, she named the place Hair Depot.

Then there was that bar on The Walton's called the Dew Drop Inn.

houseband00 said...

Irene naman e!

The coffee just came right back up and out my nose! =)

And it's hot!


Bwiset ka! =)

-Princess Shin- said...

I like Elizabeth Tailoring's Garment Shop! haha.. super creative!

Tom Atkins said...

I do a lot of free lance marketing and what fun it would be to market some of these companies! Shame they aren't here in the US!


krystyna said...

Hi Irene!
Great idea !
in the morning I needed the laugh.
Have a great Sunday!

Alicia said...

Wonderful! Glad I wasn't taking a drink of coffee when I read some of them! :-)

Claudia said...

that is pretty funny!!

Michael C said...

Very, very funny!!

My favorite was the Edgar Scissorhands Barber Shop -- no thanks, I'll just do it myself!

By the way, I've been meaning to ask if you wanted to do a link exchange and should have asked a long time ago!

ian said...

Tell me you didn't just sit there paging through the phone book for business names...


Lizza said...

Funny names! Very creative. :-) Then there's Harry Cutter (a beauty salon, whose sign used the font used in the books' and movies' title.)

Also an eatery called "Putahe ng Ina Mo." Haha!

krishna said...


zeroimpact said...

Heh heh heh
Really creative
It just makes it double the fun to say it and going to these places

houseband00 said...

Hi Irene,

You've been TAGGED!


Irene said...

Sweet Susan: Always glad to make you smile, my dear friend. c",)

Ms. Val: Hahaha! At least brand recall won't be much of a problem for such uniquely named places! ;p

Handsome Houseband: Just because I made the hot coffee come out of your nose doesn't mean you have to get back at me by tagging me. Sigh!

Fine, fine! I'm on it... How can I refuse you? :p

Princess Shin: Yeah, Elizabeth Tailoring is now a pretty popular store around here. c",)

Poet Tom: I'm sure you have some zanily named stores from your part of the world, too! Creative people are everywhere!

Krystyna: Laughter is always a good way to start your day. :p

Alluring Alicia: I'm glad, too. HAHA!

Captivating Claudia: I'm happy you enjoyed the list!

Marvelous Michael: OF COURSE! Why did it take us so long??? I'll link you up at once. Wooohoo!

Indefatigable Ian: I'm not THAT patient. :p

Lovely Lizza: And in front of that eatery you mentioned, there is another one called: PUTAHE NG INA MO RIN! Bwahaha!

Krishna: Glad you found it funny. c",)

ZeroImpact: The crazy names surely give the places instant popularity. It's actually quite ingenious!

Tim Rice said...

Great list of names; Definitely caused a few smiles to escape from my lips. :)

Lanee Girl said...

meron pa cgurng Susan's Roses, hehehe! iba talaga ang pinoy!

thethinker said...

Great store names. If only Americans could be as creative...

choochoo said...

LOL. Funny. I'd definitly shop at the Bread Pitt Bakery;)

Andrew said...

Hi Irene,
Those are a hoot!

Thanks so much for stopping by my site and for leaving such a nice comment. I really appreciate it.

To Love, Honor and Dismay

kyels said...

Oyeah! That's totally creative!


It's me, T.J. said...

What unusual and fun names!

Irene said...

Tim: Wonderful. Smiling's always good. ;p

Lanee Girl: Ibang-iba talaga! Thanks for visiting. Balik ka ulit! Basta Pinoy, welcome sa blog ko! :p

The Thinker: Just keep an eye out and I'm sure you'll find some interestingly named places right where you are. (",)

Choochoo: And what shall you have there? The HOT BUNS? *groan* :p

Wise Andrew: Great of you to stop by. Feel at home here. c",)

Kyels: Thanks. Have a super week ahead!

Rauf said...

Hillarious Irene, Staying Alive Funeral Parlor was the best, The Bee Gees would laugh their guts out.

Chinese Phrase English Translation

Ai Bang Mai Ne I bumped into the coffee table
Ar U Wun Tu A gay liberation greeting
Chin Tu Fat You need a face lift
Dum Gai A stupid person
Gun Pao Der An ancient Chinese invention
Hu Flung Dung Which one of you fertilized the field?
Hu Yu Hai Ding We have reason to believe you are harboring a fugitive
Jan Ne Ka Sun A former late night talk show host
Kum Hia Approach me
Lao Ze Sho Gilligan's Island
Lao Ze Not very good
Lin Ching An illegal execution
Moon Lan Ding A great achievement of the American space program
Ne Ahn A lighting fixture used in advertising signs
Shai Gai A bashful person
Tai Ne Bae Be A premature infant
Tai Ne Po Ne A small horse
Ten Ding Ba Serving drinks to people
Wan Bum Lung A person with T.B.
Yu Mai Te Tan Your vacation in Hawaii agrees with you
Wa Shing Kah Cleaning an automobile
Wai So Dim Are you trying to save electricity?
Wai U Shao Ting There is no reason to raise your voice

terra shield said...

Hehehe... this is hilarious (rotfl)

Irene said...

TJ: Thanks for your frequent visits. Love hearing from you! c",)

Rauf: BWAHAHAHA! Hilarious! Thanks for sharing! :p

TerraShield: Rolling right with you in laughter! ;p

JR's Thumbprints said...

Gee, sure wish some of these businesses would move to Michigan; seems our state is really hurting from high unemployment. Had to laugh at the names.

Todd Harris said...

these are funny!

Solace Cai said...

There are a few places like that around my town... can't think of any at the moment... 9:30 is still too early for me.
Those are just hilarious :)

Have a good day!


Princess in Galoshes said...

Auuugh! Colorado *desperately* needs some of those. We are so horridly uncreative out here, with our Starbucks and "Best Ribs Ever" and "Sam's Pizza" places. To-the-point? yes. Creative: Nuh-uh.

Annika Rose said...

hee hee those are funny! thanks 4 coming 2 my blog

mysti said...

lol very cute! Thank you for sharing! hehehe

Emma said...


Camila Bernardes said...

thank you for the care about my pet. I loved him.

slaghammer said...

I like “Meatropolis.” Such an inspirational name.

samuru999 said...

Hi Irene
How very nice to have you visit my blog!
So, here I am visiting you!
You have a wonderful place here!
And, this post is just great!
It's been a long day for me...
and, this is just what I needed.
So very funny!

Thank you...
and have a wonderful day!
I will be back!


scribbit said...

Sylvestre's Salon, I love it.

Armand Serrano said...

Thanks for posting. This is sooo funny!

Suse said...

Love the Wash Up Dock Laundromat.


Thanks for visiting my blog.

Julia Scissor ;-) said...

LOL..In Udupi, South IndiaI had come across a ramshackle griddle that was named 'Hotel Krap'!

Nice Blog!

houseband00 said...

May I add: Wok Inn =)