Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Which tissue?

Here's my take on tissues.

I've used 4 major brands of facial tissues - Kleenex, Scott, Premier (who hasn't?) and Royal Gold. I've also come to certain conclusions that I would like to share with anyone as discerning of tissues as I am. Or just plain bonkers.

KLEENEX
My personal favourite, and although on the pricier side of the scale, worth it for the quality. Spread out, it's big enough to cover and dry my face completely. It's also soft and just an all round joy to use. Packaging design is acceptable for generic household tastes. Kleenex is just good for everyday use. A pack of 4x170 pieces is about RM9-10.

SCOTT
Hmm... it has a nice, international-sounding name and pretty alright packaging. However, the tissues are quite small! When I spread it across my face, it barely covers everything, which means I then have to scrunge it up to dry the sides where it doesn't reach. It is soft, though, and cheaper than Kleenex, so could be a nearly acceptable alternative to it. A pack of 4x170 pieces is around RM6-7.

PREMIER
Extremely weird tagline, but it's the truth I guess. What is it again? "Everybody uses it"? Something like that. Premier is a nice size, like Kleenex, but it's not soft! Well, I've had rougher, like Plum Blossom, but compared to the previous two, Premier is decidedly rough. The packaging is quite... urgh, I guess it's alright. I use tissue box covers anyway, so the packaging doesn't bother me, except when it's in the supermarket trolley. However, the price does qualify it as an alternative to Kleenex. A pack of 4x170 pieces is around RM5-7.

ROYAL GOLD
This is both big and soft, like Kleenex, and is quite luxurious, being 3-ply, plus it has nice colours. The packaging design is quite awful compared to the other three, considering its price and high-class image. However, I did not choose Royal Gold as my favourite because 3-ply is a little too thick for everyday use. I always feel like it's such a waste when I use Royal Gold tissue to just wipe my mouth after a meal and throw it. Also, when I scrunge it up to clean my nose after blowing, it's too big to get inside my nose! I haven't checked the current price for Royal Gold, so can't put it down here.

Disclaimer: All the above are my personal opinions only and are not intended to give a bad name to any of the brands.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Shockers

I was driving in Bangsar this evening, just in front of McDonald's.

At the traffic light, I stopped next to a grey Camry, and I immediately thought, "Hey that's the same as my dad's car", and then I thought, "Gosh, could it be his?" cuz my dad does hang out in Bangsar. So I stole a look at the number plate - but it wasn't my dad's. And then it struck me. And I thought, "Oh my God, I can't believe it - I never been this far away from home..." No, I'm kidding. I thought, "Oh my God, I can't believe it - my dad actually hangs out in Bangsar more than I do..."

Gasp.

By the way, I actually quite fancy Lily Allen's version of that song.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

I watched Transformers!

I watched Transformers and it's GOOD!

I'd heard it was good but I tried not to raise my expectations too much so I wouldn't be disappointed. And I wasn't! I really enjoyed the show. It was cool to hear the old phrases they used to say... but the coolest thing was the sound they make when they're transforming. Just like the cartoon!

I also liked that it wasn't unbearably clich├ęd. I hate it when they make the bad guys look WAY cooler than the good guys. In this case, Megatron really WAS cooler because he transforms into a jet, but at least they didn't make Optimus Prime look like a joker and his big truck. Many other things I thought was done well, but I shan't say anything else so I don't spoil it for the others who haven't seen it.

Another thing is... I'm home! I don't have to go to the office! Yahoo!! I can't tell you how long I've been waiting for this time to come. Sweet! Luckily I've still got work to do so there's money to survive. Just gotta get even more work and get really busy so I can actually start SAVING. Hehe... luckily I've got most things that I want anyway, so all I have to do is stay away from Sharry Berry and her compulsive spending aura, and I've got it covered.