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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The Made Ins.....

I was having a conversation with friends over dinner when I was up in Darwin this time (another boganland in a country full of them where the official fashion sense consists of men in stubbie shorts and rubber booger thongs...comfort over style huh??) and the subject of the "made in....." came up. This was actually quite interesting because have u stopped to think about how much the country that manufactures things influences our decisions?

European is better than Asian. This is well known fact. There is a reason why Made in Asia things are soooo much cheaper than European items, and it has nothing to do with the poor 6 year old with bleeding fingers in the corner. Asians tend to manufacture things in bulk to cut costs...or maybe it's because it's easier to make "you buy 10 t shirts and I'll throw in one for free" sound like it's a real bargain despite the fact that the total cost of materials and labour equates to a box of matches.

Examples: All things Italian are fan-fooking-tastic!!! Italian wood, Italian leather, Italian shoes...

And just in case you're not getting the all Italian thing, how can I forget the beloved Italian cars?? Apparently Furlahlees look much better in red, but this car is DAMN sexy!!! Wouldn't mind somebody slipping this one into my Christmas stocking sometime soon. (It's a Modena just in case there are some of you whose car vocabulary, like me, consists of "you know, the car that goes really supa dupa fast. And its damn sexy looking." To which the guy, if he's Asian will say "wot? A skyline??" FUCK NO not a skyline!!!)
Other European shout outs go to Germany (Beamers, Mercedes) and London (land of Jimmy's), Paris (Chanel) ...*drool*

Still don't believe me? Well, have you picked up a Made in China anything these days? Let's just say that they unravel faster than it takes Paris Hilton to remove her knickers (which is pretty damn quick)...and just as cheap!! Other examples include Made in India, Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand. As for Indonesia?? Fuggedaboutit! Of course that doesn't stop them from producing really crappy imitations of LV bags, CD sunnies, Chanel handbags. You know the scary thing?? They are getting soooo good at the imitations that it's getting harder to pick the real from the fake. This means that when us girls finally get the chance to buy a real designer anything, we'll prolly have some bastid child sneering as us with the "it's soooo, like, totally fake" look. Life's a biatch.

So in conclusion....


Or this??

Yup, that's wot I thought!!!


Blogger ferrarista said...

I am SO in favour of anything "Made in Italy"!! Ferrari's in particular! Don't know when I'll have that kind of money to own one but anyhoos...

As you have so rightly pointed out "made anywhere in Europe" things are so much more expensive than "made in Asia" things...cheap labour accounts for much of that...but yeah, as far as I'm concerned, stuff the Asian crap...Mind you, not all of their stuff is bad...its just that most of it is shite when compared to anything remotely European or non-Asian.

10:26 PM  
Blogger Leenz said...

yeh, i thought that furlahlee wld float ur boat! the manolos float mine =)

ok, i was being a bit biased. obviously not all asian things r crap (lookit me!!! ahahahaha) but its cos we manufacture so much of it that the crap things just happen to stand out.

5:31 PM  
Blogger ferrarista said...

Hehehe! The furlahlee did float my boat!! Very sexy!

You know whats weird...Most Asian countries export all their good stuff, so nothing good is left in the native countries themselves...For example, you go to India and you find NOTHING...NOTHING but crap...Then you come to Australia and pick up this really nice looking thing which costs a fortune and guess what...the damn label reads "Made in India"...Pisses me off, I tell you!!

5:48 PM  
Blogger Leenz said...

um...and u're thinking of buying alison a present from india?? CHEAPSKATE!!!

5:54 PM  
Blogger ferrarista said...

Hahaha!! No, no, no...thats what SHE asked for!! She said "anything that reminds you of home". So I'm gonna get her something traditionally Indian. Like a sculpture of the Taj Mahal or something. Not clothes tho!! Clothes are what Indians export at outrageous prices!! Jerks!

5:58 PM  
Anonymous mally said...

support your country lah.


we lub australia

Australia gives me hideout from communist china!

10:29 PM  
Blogger Leenz said...

hey mally!!!
ahhh the land of the bogans huh? we dont make anything except wool! and as that "flash" thing u sent me once said of Aussies, we're still stuck here saying "WTF mate??"

2:25 PM  
Blogger pj said...

tis true.
made in asia = cheap shit.

buuut. i think europeans are getting smarter these days, bugger them.

they're moving production to china. WHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA

11:58 PM  
Blogger pj said...

but dammit. i'm so craving some like.. 12k in pocket change so i can buy meself a birkin.

but let's face it - it's prolly gonna be a pitiful imitation bikin.

12:00 AM  
Blogger Leenz said...

hey Pam long time no hear!! Hpe things arent too stressful at work.

Hahahah i think we'll all be buying crappy imitations. U wldnt be talking abt the red birkin tht ws in sex and the city by any chance?? man, there's a looooonnngg waiting list for that one

8:43 PM  
Blogger pj said...

i guess i'll have to settle for my cheap as shit bikin then. oh wells.


6:22 PM  
Anonymous hermione said...

so long havent seen u in the block.

2:51 PM  
Anonymous hermione said...

blog* sorry.. :P type too fast

2:52 PM  
Blogger Leenz said...

yaaayyy hermionelet u actually read it =) ok i shall blog jst for u lah =)

3:33 PM  

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