Monday, August 30, 2010

Which do you prefer?

Older Version:

New Version:

Joint Partnership? Anyone Interested?

Hi, addicts! I was wondering if any sanrio addict would like to *guest blog* about their collection on my site (or vice versa). I'm trying to think of ways of how I can incorporate my ideas with other addicts to make good blogging or video tubing [or take this to the next level and when I say I have ideas, I do - just no advanced skills/advanced programs/etc]...

I don't really have any advanced video editing skills (SIDE note: I do have some flash experience/making a mini vid but right now, I don't have a PC and my files are stuck in limbo), but I do have an iphone recording device for my collection... anyone want to do a joint sanrio partnership thingee if you get what I mean?

Or if anyone wants to use my photo collection to make your sanrio themed video?

Here's my resume experience in video editing! I'm still an amateur, but I just need my PC back and few more self taught research, before I can make my own edited sanrio video.

End of August 2010 Purchases

Despite my S.R. Diet, I broke all my rules and became a bad girl...    *sniff*

Here are my purchases:

Actually, I surprised myself by buying more Hello Kitty pens

Love how it looks

Finally got the *Toys* card

and Lastly -
Still waiting for those Hello Kitty Iphone 4 cases to be available for purchase...

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sanrio Items Placed on E-Bay

I have placed a few of my sanrio items on e-bay for auction for those who are interested. This is open to International Buyers.

2005 Hello Kitty Handbag Purse - starting bid $10.99

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Hello Kitty's Rival: Rebecca BonBon

Ok, I find this completely hilarious!

You know how there are some cat lovers who've actually taken a liking to the cartoon version of Hello Kitty because of their love for the animal. Well, another opposite version of Hello Kitty is a doggie cartoon character called Rebecca Bonbon! You know the saying that a cat's enemy is the sweet dumb ol' dog. *snickers*

And what kind of name is Rebecca BonBon anyways?! Read their DEBUT release (USA) article here!

Hello Kitty, say hello to Rebecca Bonbon!

That dog's name is always going to crack me up! Seriously. I love the bedroom set, but Hello Kitty is stuck with me.   ;)

The World is Saying Hello Kitty

Ever since I saw the HKO game Trailer, their song, "The World is Saying Hello Kitty" has been stuck in my head for so long! Here's a download link to put it on your ipod or iphone! MP3 (e-mail me for link).

And, for you, Hello Kitty newbies, or those who haven't seen these yet...

Here's three more of another great Hello Kitty fan youtube vids:

Video Editor: Hello Kitty Museum
Country:        Germany

Hello Kitty Christmas

Hello Kitty Shopping

Sanrio Puroland

Friday, August 27, 2010

Sanrio Addict Video

Coincidentally following my post below-- and this is by accident -- that I found this youtube video of a sanrio/HK addict. One thing you should note that it's a well done edited Sanrio Addict video!
We definitely need more videos like these to support our cause.

Video Editor: harrrMonica
Country: USA

You Know You're a Sanrio Addict If...

Here's my list that describes a Sanrio Addiction

Have you annoyed Sanrio lately? If you haven't lately, then send them a love letter... Good job to those who did!

  • - you tweet and blog about your sanrio addiction
  • - you have an online sanrio store
  • - you own a sanrio iPhone case
  • - you've transformed your home into a sanrio museum
  • - you own double copies of nearly everything, sometimes even more
  • - you have your own sanrio enabler
  • - you're waiting in 5 or more hours in super long lines for a sanrio event, to meet a  sanrio designer, just to obtain an exclusive sanrio product, etc.
  • - you have tons of unclaimed sanrio stamp cards
  • - you know the street addresses and phone numbers, even e-mail addresses and fax #'s, to several local sanrio stores
  • - you will travel the distances, no matter how far, to visit multiple sanrio stores because each store carries certain things the other store doesn't have
  • - you know which sanrio store is a *must* visit requirement like the one in Hollywood, San Francisco (downtown), New York, Las Vegas, and in Japan --- aka the *Sanrio World Tour*
  • - you cook and eat hello kitty shaped food
  • - you know how to recognize between vintage series and newer series, minus the new retro ones
  • - you know that sanrio only makes 0.5mm mechanical pencils and not 0.7 mm ones
  • - you know all the sanrio characters names and how to correctly spell each of them, including all past retired characters
  • - you have all your fave sanrio characters' birthdays marked on your calendar and you celebrate it by shopping for only that character or throwing a party dressed up as that character
  • - you think its normal to dress up in heavy galore sanrio character accessories/costume as your everyday wear
  • - you drive your loved ones crazy with your sanrio addiction to a point that they pretend to not know you in public!
  • - you are thinking of other examples to add to this list
  • - you have already checked out other collectors' collection to see if you're not missing anything
  • - you have a favorite international shopping agent
  • - you're a member of Hello Kitty Junkies and know what HKJ is short for
  • - all your local sanrio store clerks recognize your face every time you visit
  • - you have your sanrio collection's online photo album's URL address memorized and can recite it on the spot
  • - you're recognized by your local community as the sanrio guru to go to 
  • - you've gone on a Sanrio Rehab Diet 
  • - out of all your collection, you own a giant sized sanrio plushie 
  • - you're anxiously waiting for new (fabulously designed) Momoberry plushes to be released 
  • - you've wrote LOVE LETTERS to Sanrio on multiple occasions
  • - you've flauntedly promoted Momoberry more than Sanrio Luxe and at least begged once to Sanrio to bring back Momoberry to Los Angeles, CA (USA)
  • Named your pet based on a sanrio character 
  • you've gone over your monthly sanrio budget more than a few times
Have you mastered all of up above listed? If yes, claim your bragging rights now and be featured on an upcoming blog post with full on Sanrio Addict Interview.

The official list (link on the left side) will be updated throughout the year if I have more to add to the list. You can always send me more ideas to add to this list by e-mail or by giving me a shout out.  

Also, there is a new Poll that will be up until 09.03.10

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hello Kitty Candy Series Review

Took a trip down to my local sanrio store and got a closer look at the Candy Series. There were some products that worked, but most of it tanked.

Recommend to Buy:

Suggestion to Skip:

Save your money for better invested things. In person, the products looked cheap. And the die cut Hello Kitty face (on the wallet/bag) does look like it's been ironed on... like a pasty.

Save Your Money for these type of things...

My Sanrio Rating: 
Tuxedo Sam Tin

My Sanrio Rating: 
Tuxedo Sam Pill Box

Too bad these two things are only available in Japan. Definitely better items that you could cherish than the above items from the Candy series.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sanrio Rehab Diet & Ramblings of this Sanrio Addict

These past few months, I have programmed my mind into not thinking about sanrio - so here is my messed up ramblings of a sanrio addict recovering from a long sleep!

If you have noticed my absence in blogging lately, it is because I have been on a Sanrio Rehab Diet. I'm here to reveal that if you can keep your fingertips off from internet browsing, you can successfully do the Sanrio Rehab Diet for three to six months! I think I lasted only six weeks- haha! Prior to that was three months, I believe.

Why go on a Sanrio Rehab Diet?
 I was spiraling head on to financial disaster if I did not pull back. In all honesty, I don't regret a single dime that I spent, a lesson I surely needed to learn, but this sanrio addict strongly reaffirms that she will not give up her sanrio addiction! This sanrio addict will make side trips aka Rehab diet in order to keep on going with our obsession. And, also to get our enablers off our backs. [Definition of Enabler: Sanrio's enemy & BFF, go to FAQ] Seriously to appease my sanrio enabler, I had to show proof that I can stop my obsession. It was just a smoke screen for my sanrio habit. The way I see it, give the enabler to think that I am finally getting rid of my sanrio obsession and then bam! That enabler won't see it coming... I'll slowly work my way back into my addiction. It's a cycle that this sanrio addict has to do in order to trick said enabler. It's a give and take weird relationship we have going. I need my sanrio enabler to keep supporting and supplying the funds to my addiction. Surely, you addicts, have your own enabler and know what I am talking about.

Has Going On a Sanrio Rehab Diet Easy?
Honest answer, no. In order to go on a successful rehab diet, you have to replace that obsession with another addiction! And let me tell you, I found my Temporary Addiction Replacement. One important thing is that my temporary replacement obsession wouldn't cost me a dime! That, my addicts, is where it works. My TAR was anime and manga. You can find free versions off the net. Keeps the mind occupied because it's a time consuming addiction replacement. It actually stops my internet sanrio browsing.

Sure, once you find your TAR, you need to have will power to stay on track. It doesn't sound easy for any addict, but you have to keep these two words in your mind: Trick Enabler!

Another helper, you should be focusing on an image of a great huge pile of Sanrio products waiting for you at the end of a long long tunnel -  that is your goal! Give yourself a time limit on your rehab diet, whether it's a week to six months. I recommend not going over six months, then you might not be able to come back to your addiction and your enabler will win the fight of keeping you away from the preciousness called Sanrio. 

More Steps: 
  • Avoid all anything related to Hello Kitty and Sanrio! For this addict, I avoided HKJ and all sanrio online sites. Just hide those links. Don't completely delete them (that's what your enabler wants). Hide those links to sanrio photo sites like Flickr. Avoid looking at other collectors' sanrio collection. Cut it all off.

It's a rehab diet that is very simple and not that complicated. It sounds super easy to achieve, but it really takes a matter of reprogramming your mind set. Remember the goal, fool your sanrio enabler! And all will go according to your plan in keeping your sanrio obsession and not getting it eliminated by the enemy enabler.

Recovery Time When Diet Ends
Rejoice, but do it in private. Remember you're manipulating your enabler's thinking to your way of thinking.  Start slow on your purchases. Buy one or two things as a starter. Don't suddenly take all those hidden links out. Take it out one at a time, maybe one per week. Your enabler will think your addiction is cured and so he/she will reward you by giving you what you want = $ (to buy sanrio). Addicts- manipulate, manipulate the enabler! Also, use the guilt trips, too. You addicts know what I am talking about. You addicts are smart and don't need me to give you incentives to relate it to Sanrio.

Remember this is a cycle that occurs every year. Just make sure to not let your sanrio enabler catch onto your sanrio goal.

I have a couple of more weeks to go before I can completely come back to my addiction.  And in the mean time, here are a few Sanrio products that looks interesting:
Hello Kitty Candy Series - all around clean and fresh!

My Sanrio Rating: 
Aren't any of you addicts tired of the same kind of type pens Sanrio is giving us lately? What's with only the silver ball on top?

My Sanrio Rating: 
Hello Kitty Compact Mirror

My Sanrio Rating:  3/4
Hello Kitty Long Wallet
Sanrio almost had it designed successfully! HK die cut face looks like it's ironed on like a pasty!

My Sanrio Rating:  3/4
Hello Kitty 8" Plush
From the picture, the material of the plush looks funky. Is it cheap material?

Here are two Hello Kitty Iphone 3 cases:

My Sanrio Rating: 
Hello Kitty Iphone 3: Candy

My Sanrio Rating: 
Hello Kitty Iphone 3: Grey Leopard