Thursday, March 8, 2012

Love

Earlier this week Kelly and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary - we've been in Hong Kong for all three of them. We're lucky - moving to a new country, a different culture, new jobs, incomparable heat and humidity - gave us a common set of challenges to deal with and brought us even closer together. Of course, there have been many times when, soaked with sweat and trying to walk in 3-inch heels while lost in Mong Kok, I've gotten a bit snarky, but overall things have been great and I wouldn't change a thing. Marrying him was the best decision I ever made.*

And as I love Kelly, I love Hong Kong. Even with the quirks, the challenges, and the absurd. Oh! - speaking of the absurd, check out this advertisement for Hong Kong's latest attraction:




Rub fiberglass antelope faces! Touch LED screens with a look of wonder! Let your baby shove some scrambled egg in your face! Learn history from an animatronic meerkat! I made that last one up. Fine. But even overlooking the absurdity of this "attraction", this is a really bad advertisement. Luckily it's impossible to overlook the absurdity, so I guess the ad agency will escape criticism.



*Except maybe for that time in Guadalajara when everybody else had the carne asada but I decided to have the ceviche and the next day everybody was laid out with food poisoning and I was like "suck it losers!" and went to tour the tequila factory.


2 comments:

  1. This made me want to kill myself. That can't have been in the brief for the advertising company.

    It would be 45% better without the shithouse voiceover. Though I'm pretty sure it would still induce suicidal tendencies even on mute.

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  2. lol does that boat move too while people are staying in there? you know, i kind of want to go. just to go. this is funny they even came up with this. what the hell?

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