plastic

  • apron – beige plastic
    Somewhat heavy, it kinda hurts your neck if you don’t bunch the neck loop up. One of the waist straps is hand sewn poorly back onto the apron after it got ripped out when trying to make the neck loop hurt less. The plastic is great for any work with liquids, as they fall right …
  • apron – yellow plastic
    Has 2 convenient front pockets for things like mung bean pens, towels, and a snack. Water resistant and fairly flexible, good for fast pace work in kitchens when thinking about anything other than cooking is a nuisance. Makes you kinda sweaty. The kind of yellow that matches well with many colours. B&J Equipments in 2019
  • bag – various sized googly eyes
    A bag of assorted googly eyes for assorted objects that needs eyes. Makes a fun “sha-sha” sound. Was used as the replacement of the “O” for the book titled “Yolkless”. Michaels in 2016
  • bar – silver paper holder
    A bar with trapped metal balls. Commonly used in restaurants for orders and receipts. Can also be used for organizing bills and postcards from friends who travelled abroad. Makes a fun sound when shook, like “tcha-tcha”. Amazon in 2019
  • basin – blue plastic
    A nice size to store large amounts of dirty dishes, like 20 ceramic bowls, many chopsticks and soup spoons, slurry of leftover soup and sauces, and whatever else people like to leave behind. Is stackable with the pink version. Bianca Amor’s Liquidation Centre in 2019
  • basin – pink plastic
    A nice size and shape to make homemade kimchi with. Bonus for being pink, therefore less likely to stain from the gochugaru paste. Is stackable with the blue version. Bianca Amor’s Liquidation Centre in 2019
  • basket – blue tray
    A deep, rich blue, almost like #0000FF coloured. A perfectly-sized basket to fit into other perfectly-sized things, like shelves. Can also hold other perfectly-sized objects like boxes and bags of spices. Hing Wah Imports in 2019
  • basket – light blue tall
    A nice periwinkle blue basket with thick handles. A little small for normal laundry but is perfect for small laundry, like 20 dirty hand towels and tofu cloths. Can also be converted into a bathroom rubbish bin if you wrap a grocery bag inside. Hing Wah Imports in 2019
  • basket – neon orange
    A basket that can also be a strainer. Good for keeping things from getting moldy or wet, like clothes, dishes, napa cabbages, etc. A neon that’s really fluorescent and reminds you of fish markets. Hing Wah Imports in 2016
  • basket – pink
    A tall and narrow basket with a lot of holes. Not recommended for storing chopsticks. Instead, use it to store soup spoons, small bowls, and tea cups. Has a soft, matted feel that’s nice for wet dishes and is nice to touch. Amart in 2019
  • basket – red tray
    A deep, rich red, almost like #0000FF coloured. Comes with small handles for small lifting. A little short, it’s good for also other slightly short objects, like brushes, spatulas, and small bottles. You never have enough red around, so may as well also have your baskets red too. Bianca Amor’s Liquidation Centre in 2019
  • blender
    Has a kind of loudness you would worry about, but it can still blend various materials into one, like soaked soybeans and red beans. Has a smell that reminds one of thriftshops that doesn’t seem to go away no matter how much it’s washed. Comes in 10 speeds. ??? thriftshop in 2019
  • bottle – mint top plastic
    Somewhat tall and squishy, it’s ideal for liquid things, like soy sauce, so you can squeeze the liquid out and see how little you have left. Although the cap sometimes doesn’t like to stay on, so be careful when storing. Hong Kong Supermarket in 2019
  • bottle – plastic spray
    A tri-coloured spray bottle, this bottle is a great size for many needs, like sanitizing tables, moisturize eye bean bags, and keep your noodles moist. Comes with a convenienent clip in the back so it can be hung in various places. Hing Wah Imports in 2019
  • bottle – red plastic
    The perfect bottle to house all your red sauces, like ketchup and for gochujang cold noodles. The slightly blubous tip cap makes this bottle a nice addition to the dining table; to make your space look like a hole-in-the-wall you might encounter while travelling abroad. Hing Wah Imports in 2019
  • bottle – yellow plastic
    A little short, this bottle is great for things that are high in concentration and need only little drops, like sesame oil. Comes with a convenient cap holder when cap isn’t holding the contents of the bottle inside. Yellow body is slightly transluscent, ideal for gauging whether you need to refill the bottle soon. Hing Wah …
  • bowl – green plastic
    Has a nice bluish green colour. There’s a slight cracker on the lip but still very functional. Great for quick and aggressive work where you don’t need to think about possibly breaking something. Hing Wah Imports in 2019
  • bowl – mint plastic personal
    A soft V shaped bowl (or a sharp U shape?) that’s suitable for carrying noodles, soups, stews, or enitre tables worth of side dishes. Is slightly ribbed, makes holding the bowl easier, or is it so it can contain more soup? Matches the pink bowl. Amart in 2019
  • bowl – pink plastic personal
    Is lightly speckled to lightly imitate stone textures. The kind of bowl you would trust to survive street food stall life while providing street food stall portions. Matches the blue bowl. Amart in 2019
  • bowl – yellow plastic stackable
    Used in the same way as the small metal bowls, but cuter and more stacking efficiency. Can also be used as a serving bowl. Lucky’s Supermarket in 2019
  • box – fortune cookies
    Unsealed box of 250 unsealed fortune cookies with 250 unsealed fortune slips. Probably still edible. Probably a little stale. Fortune probably still valid. ??? Richmond, BC in 2017
  • bucket – blue plastic
    Periwinkle blue, though doesn’t speak the language of flowers. The perfect colour for an object that exists at the edges. The perfect height to dry mandarin peels by a window. Smells a bit like handsoap, bleach, and incense. Most importantly, the perfect size to carry all your paper burning needs, just be sure that nothing …
  • bucket – gold plated metal
    Comes with a dent, which allowed me to buy the bucket at a discount with the help of a Korean friend. Don’t put anything inside that might react to metal, such as fresh soymilk. Usually contains makgeoli, but is currently not. Arirang Mart in 2019
  • cable – ethernet 50ft
    CAT 5 cable that can handle up to 1000mbps of internet at 100mhz bandwidth. Good enough for most internet activities, like emails, gaming with friends, Skype dates, print school papers, etc. 50ft is a lot, but it’s still functional when used in a space less than 50ft. Memory Express in 2013
  • canned – coffee
    Doesn’t come with coffee grounds, as they were all used up. However the container is the perfect shape to hold things, like chopsticks. Coffee found in these tins are often used for Vietnamese coffee and Hong Kong coffee milk tea and milk coffee. Hong Kong Supermarket in 2019
  • canned – powdered custard
    Unsealed container of custard powder, should still be edible? A popular powder to make egg tarts, custard cakes, egg waffles, and creamy jellies. Primarily made with corn starch. Hong Kong Supermarket in 2019
  • capsule machine
    A 2-tier machine for 2 possible paths to get the prize you’re eyeing. Or maybe 2 chances of disappointment. An old school machine for a time when people used to carry coins on them, like toonies. Feels nice and makes a nice sound when cranking the machine and when the capsules drop into the hole, …
  • capsules – 2″ blue, green, pink, purple, red, white, yellow
    Is used primarily to house prizes inside, so long as the object can fit or be made to fit inside a 2” sphere. Can be oed by squeezing the capsule between your palms or 2 other flat-ish and solid-ish surfaces. You know it’s o when it makes a “pop” sound and the prize falls to …
  • computer – desktop
    Missing components like hard drive, power supply, and SATA cables. Still has it’s disk reader to play DVDs and CDs that might be gathering dust in a corner, basement, or box. Can also be used as a temporary desk or to store important things. Salvaged in 2013
  • container – compost bin
    This bin can only be used as a compost bin, as it’s the colour of the compost bin that the city gave each household: dark beige with white cover. A fairly deep container, it can hold more compost waste before emptying. Might smell like stale coffee grounds, like a lot of other compost bins. Naturalized in …
  • container – milk crate
    The most versatile object: can be a seat, a table, a shelf, can store and move things around, be table legs, keep plants off the ground, keep other boxes off the ground, and be stackable with other milkcrates. It’s so useful that they’ve made it a punishable criminal offence if you own one that you …
  • container – red plastic thermos
    They say you can tell it’s a geniune product by listening to the inner cavern of the thermos. Can be found next to fishermen or with groups of older men playing mahjong or Chinese chess during early hours of the day. Hang Fung Foods in 2019
  • container – red plastic tub with sesame seeds
    The plastic container used to house packets of assorted fruit jelly cups before being filled with sesame seeds, which might be a bit stale. There’s enough sesame seeds in the container to make sesame sauce, another container filled with roasted sesame seeds, make more sesame sauce, make more roasted sesame seeds… Hong Kong Supermarket in 2019
  • cord – green with clearcoat
    Very long and sturdy. Ends are tied with a nice yellow shrink wrap to keep the cord wrapped to itself. Perfect thickness for hanging things, like wet towels, aprons, fish, mandarin peels, and bags of water. Temple Street Night Market, Hong Kong in 2019
  • cup – teal plastic funnel
    A large funnel that is nicely shaped to handle large quantities of liquids, or if you’re unable to control the speed of the pouring. A little light in weight, which can cause stability problems. Hong Kong Supermarket in 2019
  • cup – teal stackable
    Stackable drinking cups that are suitable for street food stalls. Sized similarly to a large fountain soda cup, but without the lid and straw. Matches nicely with the teal water jug, for a nice Ribena sharing session. Hong Kong Supermarket in 2019
  • cups – red plastic measuring (1 cup to 1/2 tsp)
    Comes in a set of 6 to meet all 6 of your measuring needs. The rough-ish texutre of the cups makes measuring easier, especially when trying to measure things that like to roll around, like mustard seeds and sichuan peppers. The red colours also helps to avoid red stains from things like chili oil. Hong Kong …
  • DVD – asian beauty & snacks
    Features our friends trying things out for art, like becoming more beautiful and eating things blindly. Created with Michel Samiadji. Handmade in 2016
  • DVD – don’t be hurt
    A video mixtape that desperately wants to avoid being hurt even though the hurt has already happened. Handmade in 2016
  • DVD – empty case
    Empty DVD cases for all the loose CDs and DVDs occupying endlessly stuffed and forgotten drawers. Also useful for containing and sharing hard-to-find, bootlegged movies with friends and loved ones. Donated in 2017
  • DVD – enough
    A video mixtape trying to figure out what being enough means and enough to who/what. Handmade in 2016
  • DVD – goodnight
    A video mistape that wants to go to sleep, as they’re so, so tired. Handmade in 2016
  • DVD – player
    A nice almost square shape to fit into square-like spaces, like milkcrates. Has an anachronistic collection of outputs, like coaxial, composite, component, and HDMI, which means it can play DVDs in your grandma’s, cousin’s, friend’s, and everyone’s house. Thriftshop in 2016
  • DVD – slanted
    A video mixtape where everything is slightly off and not quite straight. Handmade in 2016
  • DVD – strange, this boat is going to the mountains
    A video mixtape where weird things happen. Handmade in 2016
  • DVD – take care, take it easy
    A collection of short videos that chronicle internal thoughts while going through the external motions of daily life, like being at a laundromat, cleaning a toilet, grocery shopping, and visiting the dentist office. Handmade in 2016
  • DVD – useless
    A video mixtape that feels a bit useless despite everything. Handmade in 2016
  • DVD – wait a minute
    A video mixtape where waiting is hard to come by and a mintue isn’t something that can be afforded. Handmade in 2016
  • DVD – what can we do
    A video mixtape that asks the the most uttered question thinly veiled as also an answer. Handmade in 2016
  • electronics – black portable FM radio
    Spent around 3 weeks in South Korea and Hong Kong trying to find a portable speaker for the purpose of being a temporary tour guide in the future. Can play MP3 files straight from a USB or Micro SD card, giving modern music a mono 20th century filter. Comes with a convenient clip. Also comes …
  • electronics – blue blue planet digital watch
    A semi-flexible, semi-water resistant cheap digital watch. Not sure why it’s called Blue Planet, but the blue on this watch reminds me of looking at the ocean from the sky. Daiso in 2016
  • electronics – electric fly swatter
    Shaped like a toy tennis racket. Wires crisscross the face of the swatter, meant to be sligtly shocking. Electricals are broken but can still be used to swat flies or at people who are being annoying. Probably not good for tennis or other racket sports. Hang Fung Foods in 2019
  • electronics – full rubberdome keyboard
    Features 104 keys (or maybe 108 keys?) for all yourkey needs, like a full numpad, F-row, and scroll lock. Is slightly curved to make typing slightly not straight. Comes with feet that flips to change typing angles. Switches are rubberdomes. All these features make this keyboard ideal for environments with more than one person, like …
  • electronics – headphones with mic
    Features an ambidextrous mic. This headphone with mic set is lighweight, ideal for Skype dates, online gaming with friends and/or enemies, and conference calls. Requires separate headphone (green) jack and microphone (pink) jack or an adapter to use at full potential. Memory Express in 2013
  • electronics – laser mouse
    A laser mouse with 2 buttons and a scroll wheel. Despite its age, is surprisingly still not outdated. Connected to devices via USB-A, allows for user to interact with digital contents with ease. Not suited for precision tasks, like shooting digital enemies or drawing an MS paint masterpiece. More than suitable for playing solitare and …
  • electronics – scientific scale
    Not sure if it’s a scientific scale, just remember someone saying it is. Probably needs to be re-calibrated often to ensure science enoughness. Has a lot of buttons but have only used the power and tare functions. Pretty accurate, probably. Good enough for resin mixing at least. Really sensitive, will measure your breath if you …
  • electronics – webcam
    Likes to auto focus all the time. Likes to never to be in focus really. Can sit on top of a monitor or on a flat surface. 720p resolution. Used to be considered really HD and made you look nice when video conferencing. Uses USB-A connection. Not adaptable but is reliable. Memory Express in 2013
  • fan – cyan portable with clip
    USB micro charged with a colour-matched clip. Has 3 speeds: gentle, medium, desparate. Only good for one person or small number of persons huddled really close together. Can be used clipped onto a surface or standing on a desk. Hong Kong in 2019
  • fishy game
    Is missing one fish (when playing against someone, try stealing one of theirs). Needs to be manually wound for the fishes to o and close their mouths. A modern, city-dweller version of passing the time, though you can’t eat these fishes. No fish were used to make these fishes. Gifted from a friend in 2018
  • gloves – red plastic (long)
    These gloves are great for any tasks that you need to put your elbow into, like cleaning large pots, making kimchi, and washing your dog. These gloves are the back up gloves in case they broke. The original gloves were left behind and location is currently unknown. Amart in 2019
  • grass – plastic fake long crop
    Unsure where or when these patches of long grass were acquired. Very realistic fake grass with soft blades. Even features slightly dried parts to simulate reality. Grass is high maintanence though, as it’s hard to straighten after being flattened. For real grass replacement, it’s a lot of work. Naturalized in 2018
  • grass – plastic fake short crop
    This is what people imagine when you say “fake grass”. Feels nice when you rub your bare feet and hands across the surface. Still has a hint of plastic, manufactory smell. Little bits likes to fall everywhere every time you move it. Basement spiders and ants likes to live and lay eggs on these. Canadian Tire …
  • jar – paper lucky stars
    A jar of lucky stars. Contains around 30 origami stars to give you a head start on folding that 100. Looks a bit like candies, but please don’t eat these. Handmade in 2016
  • keychain – century egg
    Comes in a variety of colour combinations of green, orange and everything in between, kinda like homemade century eggs. Also comes with different yolk sizes, for less realism but more auspiciousness, probably. Some even glow in the dark! Is not edible. Will likely last a century. Hand manufactured in 2019
  • keychain – squishy tofu
    Have you ever wanted to squish a tofu but then your fingers just ruins it? This keychain will fulfill those desires without ruining the tofu! Not edible, but the powder coating used to be. Tofu firmness is medium to soft. Hand manufactured in 2019
  • keychain – universe 7 rock
    Is a cube with varying colours and powder that emits varying lights after storing enough energy. Colours are emulated to artificially depict what the universe “might” look like if we could perceive it, like very very large gaseous galaxies in the heavens. Hand manufactured in 2019
  • label – fire extinguisher
    A simple sign to tell you where the fire extinguisher is. Please put it away if there’s no fire extinguisher where the arrow is pointing, otherwise you might make a bad situation even more bad. Canadian Tire in 2019
  • ladle – blue plastic
    Commonly used in shower rooms to transfer large quantities of water into buckets or to pour over yourself. Also good for carrying large quanities of soup into other buckets and your goldfish into other aquariums. Arirang in 2019
  • LED – aquarium bar
    Was used more often for fish sitting than for art. Is covered in water minerals and missing a metal end loop. The lights are an alternating white and black light, which gives that nice glow to fluorescent and bioluminescent objects. Can fit medium-sized tanks or can be hung like ceiling lights, if you want to …
  • LED – digital counter
    A digital counter that comes with fun buttons to press, like make numbers go up and down, or to start and stop and countdown. Can also tell the time if you want, but less fun as there’s no button pressing. Only comes in red lights. Amazon in 2019
  • LED – faux neon
    Meant to emulate neon lighting without needing to use neon gas and artisans to make. Easy to bend into shapes, like a flamingo. But kinda unwieldy when not tied down; likes to curl and do whatever it wants to do. ??? in 2019
  • LED – menu sign
    A sign that’s suited to be written on by neon wet erase markers to make your shop glow or as a space to write down your schedule of the day. Comes with many colour options and in fading and flashing modes, to suit whatever mood and people you’re looking for. Uncle Weiners in 2019
  • LED – OPEN sign
    Was one of 2 available vertical signs at the time on Amazon. Purchased for practical reasons, as the Marion Nicoll Gallery has vertical windows. Secretly that was an excuse to justify sding more money on an orientation I think is more aesthetically pleasing, if at the exse of legibility and incurring more debt. Has “on” …
  • LED – pucks
    Was used more for bedroom lighting than for art. Diffuses the harsh, flickering LED light fairly well, though is not bright enough to fill a whole room. Is meant to be attached to other surfaces, like the underside of cabinets. They’re not actually called LED pucks, they just kinda look like they are. Canadian Tire in …
  • LED – SMD strips
    A no frills way of lighting anything and everything, even comes prepared with 3M adhesive on the back of each strip. With the right connectors, you can attach many strips to each other to create infinite lines of rainbows. Though make sure to buy from the same brand or else the colours might be different …
  • LED – store sign
    At 96×32 resolution, it’s barely good enough to show images. It’s best for text and large fields of flashing colours. Is programmable via a proprietary software, which comes loaded with fun effects like shining stars and falling blossom petals. Gets so bright that it’ll attract potential customers 2 blocks down and blind them as they …
  • light bulb – CFL blue
    A fluorescent tube that glows a warm blue. Good for spaces where you can still see what you’re doing, but less harsh to your eyes and still do things safely. An A19 bulb. Jeonju, South Korea in 2019
  • light bulb – CFL pink
    A fluorescent tude that glows a warm pink. Used to be used in meat shops to indicate that it’s a meat shop and to make the meat look nicer. Now people use LED lamps. A good bulb to use when you want to feel like romantic meat. An A19 bulb. Jeonju, South Korea in 2019
  • light bulb – CFL warm white
    A fluorescent tube that glows a warm white. Makes a nice, soft glow that gently but uncompromisingly filters its surroundings. These bulbs acutally need to be run from a 220v circuit. So make sure you use this with a converter if you live in place that doesn’t have 220v! An A19 bulb. Hong Kong in 2019
  • lucky cat
    Given as a gift for the opening of Perfect Memory: Authentic Gift Shop. Was mentioned to have bought in Honeyworld. Mildly broken, arm swings sometimes but will need the occassional push. Brings good fortune into the shop and café. Gifted in 2017
  • mat – green plastic anti-slip
    Looks like grass. Feels not like grass, but nice to rub your bare feet, face, and hands over. Can be used for anti-slip purposes, like in showers, kitchen shelves, and claw machine interiors. Can attach to other squares of green rubber mat to make infinite lines of anti-slipperiness. Smells like warm plastic and dusty incense. Busan, …
  • monitor – 24″ computer
    Even but somewhat thick bezels around the screen makes it ideal for horizontal, vertical, and/or any other positions. However, viewing angle is pretty limited. At 60Hz, it’s good enough for ultra quality settings in video games like Katamari Damacy. Not good for competitive gamers where 5ms in response time is not fast enough. Memory Express in …
  • monitor – amiga
    A monitor for a system that no longer exists; from a time when the future felt possible and beige. Something you’d find in the corner of a dusty shop. Garage sale in 2014
  • monitor – CRT TV
    Features a still of Kelly and Jadda trying out snacks. Has handles for ease of moving, but still kinda heavy and not recommended to be moved too much. Sony logo fell off at some point and the whole thing has fallen on concrete more than a few times. Garage sale in 2013
  • mortar & pestle – red plastic and wood
    A large, deep mortar with many tiny teeth on the bottom half, making it ideal for mashing things like veggies and fish into paste without worrying about getting the paste all over you. The wooden pestle is nicely shaped to nicely fit into your hands as you pound and mash violent without worry of it …
  • pen – pink (warm sunshine)
    This is actually a replacement after the other one was stolen at a dinner night. The pink is like the warm pinks under clouds during sunset. A ball point pen with blue ink. Hing Wah Imports in 2019
  • pen – red (warm sunshine)
    This pen is no longer being sold at Hing Wah Imports because I bought out their entire stock. The red is like a warm setting sun. A ball point pen with blue ink. Hing Wah Imports in 2019
  • plant – red orange fake aquarium
    Originally bought this for my first pet betta fish, Ten, who passed away in 2019. The foliage is fairly soft and malleable, ideal for fishies to hide in. Looks better under aquarium light. Is generally a good decor to have around. Petsmart in 2016
  • plate – plastic floral
    Oblong shape is other oblong things, like subs, rice cakes, chopsticks, and carrots. Hint of floral around the edges to accelarate your journey to auntie-hood, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, and sibling status. Hong Kong Supermarket in 2019
  • printer – single function inkjet
    A bare-bones but reliable printer. Doesn’t have duplex function but rarely jams. I think someone won this printer and then gave it to me because they heard I needed a printer to make books. Unfortunately, toner ink was discontinuted in 2014. Features lyrics of a song written on masking tape. Donated in 2013
  • roll – fake wood cloth tape
    A cloth tape adorned with the colours and shapes of would-be wood. Can be used on wood and other surfaces to bring more wood into a space. Home Depot in 2016
  • roll – laser disc foam nubs
    Sticky foam nubs to store your CDs and DVDs anywhere: on the wall, on a book, on a cd player, etc. A roll comes with 1000 nubs. ULINE in 2016
  • sign – gift shop
    Printed canvas wrapped around MDF. A sign for a defunct store. Slightly warped but in good condition otherwise. Comissioned in 2017
  • sign – plastic transparency
    A transparent print made to be backlit, like on commercial fridges. This print is B-stock with apparently some printing mistakes, somewhere. ??? print shop in 2019
  • slippers – grey plastic
    Shower slippers that are ribbed all around to ensure there’s no slipping on the wet floor and between feet and slipper. Has stains as if it’s been used by multiple other people who have also rented the same AirBnB. Size 9 womens. Ladies Market, Hong Kong in 2019
  • stamp – 🙁
    Pocket sized so you can show your 🙁 wherever you go. Comes with a red string to fasten to your keyring or your phone. Probably used by school kids to show how they feel to each other without getting scolded. Hong Kong in 2015
  • stamp – O.K.
    A convenient stamp of approval to give mass approval without needing to put too much effort into it. Hong Kong in 2015
  • stool – red plastic
    Stackable and easy to clean, can also be used as a makeshift table. The holes in the centre is for you to lock the seat(s) up after hours so people can’t steal them. Also helpful if you’re wet for some reason, it helps to make you less damp. Comes with little bumps for your sitting …
  • strainer – red plastic handle (hot pot)
    Less deep than noodle strainer but more than regular strainer. Good for hotpots, as they can carry many items at once, like tofu puffs, whole bok choys, beef balls, enoki mushrooms, 3 different kinds of noodles, slices of beef chuck, etc. Has a small loop at the back so you can cook your ingredients in …
  • tray – 15 eggs
    15 spots for your dozen eggs. Great for dishes that need a lot of eggs with quick access, like making tea eggs. Just make sure to remember the expiry date before transferring the eggs over. Tray is eggshell coloured. Lucky’s Supermarket in 2019
  • tray – tofu press
    A small tray and press to make a small block of tofu. Not suitable for anyone who is looking to make tofu for their family. Engineered to make the perfect tofu, so long as you do everything else correctly. Can be used to press other things, like red bean paste. Tray is soy coloured. Hing Wah …
  • USB – half moon credit card
    A credit card shaped and sized USB drive. Features a half waxing moon on one side or half waning moon on the other; a design to make sure it can cover all possible moods,but only at half. Was also the first time trying to order something on Alibaba. Ailbaba in 2017
  • USB – practical luxury 1GB
    Each USB is affixed with resin and random bits of leftovers, like plastic gems, cherry stems, stolen fake succulents, and dead plants. All USBs are formatted to FAT32 for multi OS compatability. Some might have PDFs uploaded onto it. Useful for things that need USBs, like uploading a program into a sign and playing MP3s …
  • utensil – mint soup spoon
    A soft mint. Soft plastic. Soft curves. Soft like visiting your grandma overseas while lying on the floor looking at worn wallpaper. Nicely shaped and sized to fit everything: rice cakes, noodles, jellies, rice cakes in soup, human mouths, soup, other soup spoons. Hong Kong in 2019
  • utensil – red plastic chopsticks
    Smooth plastic for smooth noodle slurping. A red chopstick that reminds you of eating noodles in the sticky heat outside with strangers, asking you what you ordered. Hong Kong Supermarket in 2019
  • utensil – spatula
    A spatula with a semi-soft head for clean and easy transferring of gloopy food like unset jellies. Can also be used an impromptu spoon. Is probably also used to beat children who don’t listen. Hing Wah Imports in 2019
  • utensil – yellow tip and handle tong
    Rubber head and handle makes picking things up more enjoyable. And suitable for picking up softer things that might break easily, like blocks of tofu and mounds of mochi. Feels nice when squeezing your nose. The locking mechanism has a satisfying click and lock feel. Lucky’s Supermarket in 2019
  • water dispenser – electrical
    A fancy water heater with 3 hot water settings to suit any and all your tea temperature needs. Likes to make boop and beep sounds, not like the water heaters at your grandparents place in your memories. This heater’s dispensing mechanism needs to be fixed; still boils water well. Hing Wah Imports in 2019
  • water dispenser – plastic jug
    A large jug that can carry a lot of Ribena or chilled roasted barley tea for sharing with others. Hong Kong Supermarket in 2019
  • zip tie – neon pink
    50 ties per package. Smallish in length and width. High visibility for an already high density of things in the periphary of attention. Stays locked unless you know the trick. Has the kind of glow you would never find here. Temple Street Night Market, Hong Kong in 2019