Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Giant Pop-Up Pirate Replica

This brand new and about to open Wangz Boutique Hotel located in between Tiong Bahru Road and Outram Road reminds me of a childhood toy I used to play with.

The barrel like facade reminds me of Pop-Up Pirate by

I’m sure you can remember Pop-Up Pirate because this game has been around for at least the last 30 years.

Many subsequent limited versions were created to appeal to avid collectors.

I think my youngest brother who is a huge fan of the famous Japanese comedian "Razor Ramon" Sumitani a.k.a. "Hard Gay", has the Hard Gay version.
Here a link which blogs about that game in greater details: Pop-Up Pirate Game

By the way, do we call it WANGzzz or WANGzee?

Or maybe it should be pronounced to sound more like wHUANGz or wHUANGzee.

WANGzzz, WANGzee, wHUANGz or wHUANGzee, I suppose it depends on where you had picked up your English from.

More importantly, just make sure the cabby understood you and not take you to TANGs instead. (Yes I know, I've stretched this TANGs bit a tad too far. LOL)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Pseudo Bricks

The irony of these pseudo brick walls is beneath the layers of paint are real "beautifully imperfect" brick walls.

Also Read "Will Two Wrongs Make One Right?"