Thursday, February 3

Special scarves



Nooooooooo.....will the suffering never end? These underprivileged seniors have spent the best years of their lives in back-breaking toil to make their homeland the consumerist paradise that it is today. And this is how society rewards them. With a lousy Burberry scarf. In Hong Kong, Burberry is all too common, too much of a staple. It is the rice of the middle classes.

Gratitude can only be demonstrated properly with the gift of a unique hand-knitted scarf. All the better if it's been personally woven by one of the Twins. Who are these Twins you speak of, you ask, ensconced in a part of world where the only celebrity twins you know are sullen, homeless and afraid of carbohydrates. Why, only the biggest and most enduring manufactured pop act to come out of in Hong Kong in the past few years, of course.

Despite having no previous knitting experience, one of them knitted her little heart out to make three scarves for a charity auction. Their money-making prowess is evident in the winning bids for each scarf - HK$12,500, HK$15,000 and HK$50,000. Who are these fashion-conscious philantrophists who are willing to pay exorbitant amounts for a piece of musical history?



I can safely say that none of these sharves (part shawls part scarves) will appear in public again. Each will be doomed to spending late nights in the lap of a lonely young man while he does a scene by scene check of his Twins DVDs for upskirt shots. To wit:



Which one can't really act but can sing a little and which one can't really sing but can act a little? The answer is, it doesn't matter! Imposing talent standards on such cute girls with perky smiles is no fun anyway because it would be like giving Winnie the Pooh an IQ test. What matters is that management is happy, the girls look happy and that the fans are happy. Well except maybe for the purchaser of the $50,000 sharf on the far right. For obvious reasons (the same reasons for him being made to stand furthest away from the Twin) I cropped him out of the earlier picture:



It would appear that we have another John Hinckley Jr. in the making.

6 Comments:

At 12:44 PM, Blogger bohemianlisa said...

Well, at least we can tell that the scarves boys look very happy & excited.

 
At 8:28 PM, Blogger JumpingPuddles said...

i still cant believe that those 'men' (if i may call them that) agreed to be photographed.

 
At 10:11 PM, Blogger Spirit Fingers said...

It might be their only chance to get photographed with their pop idol. A memory that can blown up 1000 times in size and framed in the bedroom.

 
At 11:53 PM, Blogger j-a said...

those truly disgusting pieces of handiwork wouldn't be worn by dogs...

 
At 10:17 AM, Blogger Harrods Girl said...

It is questionable whether ah Gil actually even made those scarves herself, but nevertheless, the scarves served their purpose- made money for tsunami relief AND made Twins look charitable. Hee. Barney Girl and I are actually fans of Twins. I think what we like about them is that they are relatively normal girls, compared to other 'superstars.' They dress nicely (most of the time,) and their songs connect with teenage girls growing up, (or horny guys who think they are cute.)

 
At 11:01 AM, Blogger Kate said...

I have a scarf kind of like that. It's a white and purple one, knitted by some grandma on speed....it's like 10 feet long.

 

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