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Quick Take on the Hello Kitty Madness in Singapore

It takes a plush toy with no mouth to bring out the worst in some Singaporeans. After buying and hoarding N95 masks in bulk to profiteer from the haze in times of misfortune, entrepreneurial Singaporeans were at it again the previous night, buying and hoarding a limited edition black “Singing Bone Hello Kitty” from McDonald’s to resell at exorbitant prices.

Here is an awesome video of an equally awesome grown man cursing a poor staff at McDonald’s because he cannot get a black Hello Kitty to cuddle to sleep at night and will die of loneliness if that happens.

You can read the backstory over the incident via this Facebook post by the same lady who posted the video online.

Here is another awesome video of two Ah Bengs abusing a poor McDonald’s staff because they were told they can only buy two dolls per person instead of four. I teared after watching the video because I felt so sorry for these two poor guys. Why can’t McDonald’s staff understand that the average Singaporean male needs to have at least FOUR Hello Kitty dolls to hug at night in order to sleep well? 

Here is an awesome picture circulating online of a guy who will get laid at least 21 times because he has 21 black Hello Kitty dolls:

Only in Singapore would a grown man who collects Hello Kitty plush toys get lucky with girls.

Here are some awesome spoofs:

I find it hilarious when I hear stories about random people who went to queue and buy the black Hello Kitty because they saw many others doing it. These people are not Hello Kitty fans, neither were they intending to flip it for a profit; they just buy because everyone else is doing so. Herd mentality at its best. The perfect testimony to our wonderful education system churning out drones.

I feel sorry for the genuine fans and collectors who have to compete with these people to get their full collection.

Anyway, if you are among those who die-die must get your hands on one of these dolls, why not consider ordering them directly from the China factories where they are made? 

Otherwise, I have another suggestion – take one of the old, white Hello Kitty dolls which you have queued and fought over during the last McDonald Hello Kitty craze and torch it. After that, use a chalk to draw a few white lines on the stomach. Voila! You have just made your own ultra limited edition black Hello Kitty which only you will have in the entire world!

It will definitely fetch a price higher than these on eBay:

At S$120,000 for a black Singing Bone Hello Kitty, the Singapore government should seriously consider investing in them and issuing these dolls to newly-wed couples as subsidies for their HDB down payment.

Maybe we can also offer a truckload of these to the Indonesian Minister who complained that S$1 million is too little to help them fight forest fire… This will help us get rid of the haze, once and for all.

Hail the almighty Chao-Ta Kitty!

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Are you looking for this Hello Kitty?

Are you looking for this special edition “Singing Bone Hello Kitty”?

Are you looking for this?
Are you looking for this?

Or any other Hello Kitty in the latest Fairy Tale series from McDonald’s Singapore restaurants…

Why queue?

Why fight?

Why get all worked up?

Just order straight from China where all these stuff are made.

Via Taobao.com:

Full set with box and packaging
Full set with box and packaging

The price is just 35 yuan (~S$7 each), even cheaper than buying directly from McDonald’s restaurants without ordering a meal. 

The ENTIRE SET is available for sale. Instead of buying from hoarders here who are exploiting collector’s pockets to make a quick buck, isn’t this a better alternative? 🙂

Hello Kitty Madness is back again. 

Top 5 Winners and Losers from the Haze

Even in the worst of situation, there will be winners and there will be losers. With the haze reaching record high hazardous level, there are still some people who benefit at the expense of others.

Top 5 Winners:

5. Food delivery services. Nobody wants to step out of their houses to get food.

4. Shops and retailers selling masks of all kind, but particularly those selling the N95.

3. Shops and retailers selling air purifiers. These are sold out island-wide.

2. Indonesia Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare, Agung Laksono. He gets to call Singapore childish.

1. Singapore Powers. With so many households and offices turning on their air-con 24-7 to escape the haze, they must be making a killing. Moreover, they won’t have issues with insufficient stock and need not spend on advertising.

Top 5 losers:

5. People who have to work outdoor like those in construction and cleaning.

4. People running outdoor recreation businesses like bicycle and kayak rental.

3. Great Singapore Sale. I don’t think Singaporeans are in the mood for shopping right now.

2. People with respiratory and health issues; young children and the elderly.

1. Vivian Balakrishnan,  Singapore Minister for Environment and Water Resources. The haze is not his fault! I know Singaporeans like to complain, but why are you barking up the wrong tree?

World War Z – Welcome to 6.9 million population Singapore

PSI level just hit an all-time hazardous high of 321. 

NEA has advised children, the elderly and those with heart or lung diseases to reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor activities. The general population should avoid unnecessary outdoor activity.

Our NEL MRT train broke down yesterday evening leaving many stranded outdoor in the beautiful, hazardous haze.

We are still at war with dengue mosquitoes.

Welcome to Singapore:

 

Pic of the Day: South Korea and the Science of Human Cloning

It looks like the South Koreans have mastered the science of human cloning. Here are 20 South Korean women cloned for competition in a beauty pageant:

Here is an amazing animated GIF of all the 20 women together:

      

Source: http://www.ilbe.com/1127849441

Bata Shoe Singapore Spring Summer Preview

A few weeks ago, I was invited to Bata Shoe Singapore Spring Summer preview with a group of other Singapore bloggers.

Yes, you read correctly, Bata. The same brand most of us grew up with, wearing their white, reasonably-priced school shoes when we were in primary schools.

Bata shoes
Bata shoes

The brand has evolved with times, moving on to stock a good range of equally reasonably-priced work and casual wear for working adults. Nowadays, Bata stores have footwear for all ages and all occasions.

Here are some of the images I took at the preview:

Ladies' handbags and wedges
Ladies’ handbags and wedges
Female shoes and sandals
Female shoes and sandals
Male and female work wear
Male and female work wear
Ladies' casual shoes
Ladies’ casual shoes
Leather work shoes from the Bata Ambassador range
Leather work shoes from the Bata Ambassador range
Bloggers Darren and Juliana having fun taking photos of Bata shoes
Bloggers Darren and Juliana having fun taking photos of Bata shoes
Men's casual shoes
Men’s casual shoes
Men's work shoes
Men’s work shoes
Bloggers presenting the respective style they have chosen from Bata Spring Summer collection
Bloggers presenting the respective style they have chosen from Bata Spring Summer collection

If you dig through the shoe cabinet in your home, I am sure you will find at least one pair of footwear from Bata, be it if belongs to you or someone else. I did a check and found a pair of black, basic leather work shoes I bought about a year ago.

Btw, many Singaporeans have the mistaken notion that Bata is a Singapore or Malaysia brand. It is not. Bata hails from Czech Republic where shoemakers originated since 1894, more than a hundred years ago.

A little introduction about Bata Shoe in Singapore:

Bata Shoe Singapore opened its first Singapore store in Capitol Building on 25 August 1931. Bata’s founder, Thomas John Bata’s vision was to “shoe the world”, which means “everyone to own a pair of shoes”. Thus Bata aims to offer quality, fashionable and comfortable footwear at affordable prices, so everyone can afford and enjoy a good pair of shoes.

A Bata store is a convenient shopping hub to get shoes and accessories for females, males and even for kids all under one roof. Besides Bata house brands, the store also carries other popular footwear brands.

In Singapore, there are more than 40 stores island wide and Bata is striving to provide customers with more trendy designs and styles, without compromising on comfort and price.

I am pleasantly surprise Bata Shoe Singapore actually did a pink theme Facebook page of me as a “model” for their Spring Summer Preview:

Click on the image to visit the page on Bata Singapore Facebook page
Click on the image to visit the page on Bata Singapore Facebook page

I am not really a fashionista as you can see from the photos of me on my blog and am definitely not modeling material. Nonetheless, I do put effort into my daily attire, making sure I am dressed appropriately for the right occasion.

If you like the style I chose for Bata Singapore’s Spring Summer Preview or just want to reward me for being so brave as an unlikely model, please help to LIKE this picture of me on the Bata Singapore’s Facebook page:

The pair of Bata shoes and a Bata bag I chose for my Spring Summer style - rugged and comfortable to suit the weather here and for all purposes [Please help to click this and LIKE the picture on Facebook]
The pair of Bata shoes and a Bata bag I chose for my Spring Summer style – rugged and comfortable to suit the weather here and for all purposes [Please help to click this and LIKE my picture on Bata Shoe SIngapore Facebook page]

You can stand to win prizes for yourselves by liking my picture (4 lucky voters stand to win a pair of shoes and a bag from Bata Singapore Spring Summer collection). If I win, you can laugh at me again if Bata makes me take more modeling shots. 🙂

Singapore 2030 – 6.9 million population

The National Population and Talent Division (NPTD) has outlined the roadmap for Singapore’s population policies in its Population White Paper: A Sustainable Population for a Dynamic Singapore (3mb .pdf). The stated aim is to build a sustainable population with a strong Singaporean core — that strengthens our social cohesion, while providing a good living environment for Singaporeans and maintaining our economic vitality.

The paper made a recommendation to grow Singapore’s population to 6.9 million in 2030:

Infographic via Channel Newsasia
Infographic via Channel Newsasia

Most ordinary Singaporeans like me cannot fathom how we can still accommodate an influx of another 1 million people, made up of mostly foreigners.

As it already is, there is severe strain on our quality of living with a flagging public transport system, overheated housing market, record-high COE prices, among many other factors.

Though there are some who supported the paper, negative reactions came fast and furious.

A Facebook group called “Say ‘NO’ to an overpopulated Singapore” has close to 7,000 fans now in less than a week since the paper was released.

For me, I tend to agree with Yawning Bread that the white paper should be focused on our children – the future generation of Singaporeans instead of GDP growth.

I am not entirely opposed to a 6.9 million population, but the ruling government has to show me they can fix all the existing problems first.

In fact, the white paper seems to be discouraging Singaporeans from having more children! Just think about the future stress your kids will have to go through with severe overcrowding in education, housing and the job market!

I am definitely having second thoughts now on having more than one child.

On a lighter note, we have a vision for tomorrow… and here is how will be with a 6.9 million population in Singapore 2030:

Vision 2030.
Vision 2030.
Underground living.
Underground living.
Super bus.
Super bus.
Renaming of Singapore in 2030 to Sardinapore
Renaming of Singapore in 2030 to Sardinapore
Sardine song for 2030.
Sardine song for 2030.
How to ride a train in Singapore 2030.
How to ride a train in Singapore 2030.
MRT train upgrading for 2030.
MRT train upgrading for 2030.
Nation of migrants.
Nation of migrants.
How to ride a bus in 2030 Singapore.
How to ride a bus in 2030 Singapore.
This NMP has interesting logic.
This NMP has interesting logic.
Ah Gong is "not quite sold"...
Ah Gong is “not quite sold”…
Super double deck bendy bus
Super double deck bendy bus

All pictures consolidated via various Facebook posts, SGAG Singapore, EDMW and other forums.