Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Pink, plastic, "Hello Kitty"

Is it a massive over-generalisation to say that South-East Asians love all that is "Hello Kitty" much more than any other group of human population ever loved any single brand?

12 comments:

Sneha said...

Spot on! You read my mind.. :-D

Parth said...

Hello what? :)

Radha said...

Sneha,
Its hard not to notice :)

Parth,
Haven't heard of "Hello Kitty"? Its this Japanese cartoon character; and its quite a rage in this part of the world. Even 40-year old ladies will own "Hello Kitty" pens & stationary here.

Satyajit said...

hail pokemon

Radha said...

Satya,
I think Hello Kitty beats Pokeman!

Shubha said...

We were in Hong Kong for a while and had an over dose of Hello Kitty!!!!

Radha said...

Shubha,
I can imagine :)

Moi said...

heck i like her too...more in pink than in red though ;DDDDD lol!!!

Moi said...

reminds me of this 4 year old daughter of a friend who has her whole room done up with hello kitty....she even has her own hello-kitty purple-colored DVD player ..and no they are not south east asians.......they are americans who can't get enough of hello-kitty either!!!!

Radha said...

Moi,
Hey, where have you been?

Abt "Hello Kitty": I did suspect it was a massive generalisation :)

clickable said...

There's a "Japanese mall" here in Cambridge (that has everything from Japanese curios, groceries to sushi restaurants , and it's referred to as "Hello Kitty" mall.

Radha said...

Clickable,
Yeah, the biggest one of the 'hello kitty' malls is in Tokyo; apparently its a must-see.