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Friday, December 21, 2007

When Baby Diapers Become Alive

We know what baby diapers are for. You can't say that their job is fun.

But when diapers become mascots, they seem to have fun.

Watch Mamy Poko dance:

No, I don't think he's humping. He's just doing the MC Hammer.

I wonder how the kids would react when they see Mamy Poko move like that. Maybe it'll scare the sh*t out of them. Maybe that's the whole point. It'll sell more diapers.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

AirAsia The Money Maker

I was flying Air Asia KCH-KL about a week ago. Since they did not serve 'free' food like Malaysia Airlines, I was worried that I would die of hunger & thirst. So I decided to order some.

There wasn't much on the menu so it was easy to decide what I wanted.

For RM4, a heavy mug of hot Vico sounded nice, so I ordered that.

However, the Vico came but the mug didn't. Instead, it came in a cheap wobbly styrofoam cup. At that very instant, Vico suddenly degenerated into a cheapo drink.

Not giving up hope, I shifted my attention to the Snack Attack.

After all, the lady looked so happy with her hotdog. Maybe I should get one. Maybe it's the nescafe that's making the difference. Maybe it's the mug. I needed a mug to make me happy.

Anyways, I went ahead & got this for RM7.

Yeah baby! Time for snack attack. This reminded me of the exact same thing I could get in KL at 1901 franchise restaurants.

Except there's something amiss here. See the red arrow? There's just too much empty space. It reminded me of the big puffy bag of chips that I always buy. When you open them up, it's just full of air.

I think the rule of thumb here is that when the food is smaller than your hand, it is not enough. It means that you've been shortchanged. It means that Tony Fernandez took your hot dog.

And this thing cost me 7 bucks. But as you can see, it didn't look like 7 bucks.

It looked like it was soaked in water for 2 days.

Anyway, the thing came with packets of Mayo, Heinz ketchup & pickles.

And there were step-by-step instructions as well.

It was pretty easy. 4 steps & I was ready to go.

Despite the fact that it didn't look like anything in the picture, it was still good!

And that's how Tony Fernandez makes his money. He makes money off the empty space between the hotdogs & the box, & between the mug & the styrofoam cup. So now you know.

Prologue: I went to check out the 1901 store at Megamall. This was what the actual one looked like. For almost the same price, it came with a drink.

Julian Beever: The Artist by the Roadside

I don't have to say much here. The pictures speak for themselves.

Julian Beever. Pavement art. 10 years oredi. U.K., Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Germany, the USA and Australia

Watch this. It'll give you somewhat of an idea of how he does it.

Monday, December 17, 2007

My Christmas Toy

Men have always been fascinated with gadgets. And in my manly pursuit, I've always been looking for a good foam cutter. The ones that are usually sold in shops out there are hand-held battery-operated ones.
I've tried a few before & they always end up looking like this after a few rounds.

If you go too hard at it, they go TWANG. And boy, they drain batteries like drinking water.

Today, I finally found the ultimate foam cutter.

I've seen this model before a loooong time ago, but never knew where to get it until now. It cost me RM88 after discount.

This is the father of all foam cutters.

Unlike the battery-operated ones, this one comes with a power plug.

And the power plug connects to the power box.

Just imagine the kind of engine it has inside. It really makes the hand-held ones look like sissy-boy cutters. This, my friend, is for a real man.

The wires run out from the power box below.

From the same power box, the wires also run along the top portion of the cutter.

When everything was set, I tried cutting a small piece of foam with it.

It worked. The foam turned into cotton candy when it touched the wire.

You can actually see the foam melting before your very eyes.

Like this baru got real power.

It's very addictive. You could spend hours just cutting foam for no reason at all.
And it was hard to stop, just like when we're squeezing bubble wraps.

Somehow there's this therapeutic feeling attached to squeezing things. Hmm...

The good thing about this cutter is that you can always replace the wire with guitar strings.

The packaging tends to remind me of something else...

Anyway, use the smallest ones. And it costs only RM1.50.
Since I'm musically challenged, this is the closest I'll ever get to buying a musical instrument.

After getting bored with the senseless cutting, I decided to go for the real deal.

It took me two hours to make this:

Yerdayyy! You believe meh?