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You know the times where you try to defend your blurred photos and pretend that you knew – and you go… “It would have been better if I did bring a tripod along”. People sometimes bite and agree, whether you are being honest or just giving out your best BS, the FOZI tripod might be of good help. Nice product design which can be carried everywhere, anytime.

One thing I am skeptical about, I went to the website and saw that they sell it in pack of 5’s, is it that flimsy that you need all the spares?

Hmm… anyhow, I like the design, the idea is simple, and I love the typeface!


A popular Japanese snack- The Yaki Nori. Yaki Nori are roasted seaweed sheets made initial for sushi/kappa/temaki rolls… and now increasingly popular as a regular snack.

The more famous packaging that I’m more familiar with looks like this:


Since young, I can easily finish about 5 strips in one go. Opening one or two is just not enough, anything more than 5 is just adding more msg into my system, hence five(5).

Although, I have been faithfully buying this snack, I have to admit that, it has not been all that easy… the annoying part is the opening part, imagine you are half way through your snack, enjoying it, but it has to be interrupted – interrupted because the portion is just not enough… and then you waste another minute or two just to open another one, and another one and so on…

I believe that I am not the only one experiencing this problem… and the issue has been brought forward to the manufacturers.

The other day, I saw my colleague snacking bigger sheets of seaweeds, naturally, I was intrigued and went to approach her to see what brand it was… I almost fell off the ground laughing when I saw the big labeled text that says “BIG SHEET”.


It is indeed one “BIG SHEET”, bringing better portion compared to its predecessor, but to be honest, the next time I have cravings for seaweeds, I will probably think twice before I ask someone a favor to buy me 1 BIG SHEET. And YES, I will get my Big Sheet but I’m sure it wont come so easily… without going through the extra humiliation beforehand.

Vintage seems to be the “IN” thing now, people like to dress in vintage clothes, wear vintage accessories and collect vintage knick knacks…

With this latest fad, I became very observant of things around me that has the vintage feel, and there seems to be more and more coming out lately, some branding effort started to become vintage too. From all of these, I came across beer brands that have rich history and has been consistently vintage in their effort to promote the “trusted” feel.

To name some will be Kilkenny Irish Beer, Tetley’s (English) Beer, Guinness Stout (Irish) and Erdinger (German) Beer, these beers might not be as famous as other brands like Carlsberg or Heineken, but they have been proven to be around for a long time and might actually taste purer than others.

I love the vintage look and packaging… hmm, and of course the taste too.


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If you want to see more of pictures you can visit their individual sites, Guinness has a large collection of their vintage posters in their website. If you want to get free beers from ERDINGER and free food ( in Singapore ) I suggest you go and register at the Erdinger website and nominate a friend and then you stand a chance to win too, cause when I heard about it I nominated my friend and they actually won and since you can bring 3 of your friends along, I got an invite!

So if you want FREE FLOW OF BEERS! you might want to consider?! But I don’t think you get to keep any memorabilias though… in any case anything free is GOOD !

June 2018
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