Reader Kenny Cheah sent this in.
“Saw this ad in Taiwan. Not sure if anyone already posted this to you. Obviously, I was the only one laughing all the way from the aiport to the MRT until I reached my hotel.”
There’s even A SONG.
It is just so wrong on so many levels naming your company’s toy mascot after a favourite word Ah Bengs use to scold people. I wanna try to make a joke out of it, but I think I’ll just take the classy road and stay quiet.
I only have one question though.
If the name of that little pig is called PUKI, does that mean his mother is called PUKIMA?
Is it just me or does there suddenly seem to be a LOT of female bloggers out there selling girly stuff on their blogs?
Cheesie’s Wardrobe has been very popular. But check out also Simmy Tan. And from Singapore Mistress of Glam (support my sponsor!), Angelicious Creations and thy-dowager.
So many big shopping centres in KL and Singapore already still not enough for you girls to shop ah?
this surely made my day…
i want to meet the PUKI~MA…
That sounds awfully awkward!!!
Really… some companies can come up with such ‘creative’ names. Lolz!
lol.. so funny!
I thought Puki is a Malay word? 😛
lolll, this is really hilariuos!sooooo many types of puki somemore!!!æ´»åŠ›PUKI!!!å¾®ç¬‘PUKI!!!how can a puki smile!!!muahahaha
But kenny, puki is a malay word, not hokkien, puki means vagina in malay, its a proper word coz u can find it in a malay dictionary ^^
LUV this add!
God damn…. Ba puki dai hui jia… OMG… Hahahahahahaha…. *can’t stop laughing*…
If Puki = Vagina in Malay, it should be Puki-Mak as Mak = emak in Malay 😉
no 8!! rooney
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no 8!! rooney
congrats manchester united winning the 2006/2007 english premier league title!!!!
WTF KNNCCB LOL
btw puki is malay not hokkien!!!
Wahaha! Adorable! Just adorable.
And the greatest fun lies in you laughing at something the locals are totally oblivious to.
okay, i hope i get some puki when i bank in Taiwan then 🙂
hahaha, thats really pukima punya bank
if you get all those puki dolly then you get one whole puki family lol.
vote for KennySia
indeed little ray, it shud be pukimak, tht’s my nick on battlenet, watch out for pukimak while playing dota in the europe server!lol
ba puki dai hui jia, man man xiang shou!hehe
Yo Kenny . . . eh . . . firstly Puki is a Malay word, secondly . . . Taiwanese do speak hokkien . . . (or rather a version of . . . knowing how diverse hokkien can be ) . . . and thirdly . . . I really wouldn’t mind bringing some puki home (they should use that tag line over HERE !!!!) hehehahah 😛 . . .
that PUKI pig got its on video ads too!
i saw it before on youtube!!!
girl and shopping, where got enough one… hahhaa..
bring puki home… sounds like a sex toy ad already… hhaa
I really want that stuffed pig!! 🙂
I’d blogged about this same little Puki last June =)
malay one is puki, not pukek meh? o_O
just curious cos when ppl said i go to phuket.. then the others laughed so i assume it’s pukek. no meh?
Kenny Puki is Malay……….Cuz Taiwanese speak Hokkien so if its a Hokkien word they would definately know it………..
However Puki is more widely used among the Baba chinese rather then Malays………cant blame you for the mistake hehehe………..
But seriously if the bank pull off this kind of advertisement locally I bet it would be such a laugh…..not to mention the commotion its gonna cause…….. -__-”
totally classic..nvr realise the meaning of the phrase in other dialects..
what’s a puki?
hahahahahah kenny that’s a good one!
pukima… thats classic, kenny…wahahaah….
Not very funny. Instead of being funny, it reflected the dirty mind of the person who think it’s “funny” in his own meaning.
Yes, it’s got to be PUKIMA. Can’t balme them though, polite people don’t even know the existence of the “other” meaning of that word.
Does not funny anyway!
PUKI? neva heard of this word…. But..interesting huh. Cant imagine if they hv an ad over tvs n telling ppl ‘ba puki dai hui jia’ ‘puki puki zhen ke ai’ lols.!
Garfield the fat cat has a teddy bear. What is the teddy bear’s name?
there’s another meaning for PUKI in Hokkien …
“PU” means RAISED …
“KI” means MOLE …
so, puki in another word means å‡¸ç—£
Gosh…. Crude…. very Crude 😛 what about the cartoon PUCCA? anything you can come out creatively with that? A good entry to read judging that i needed a destressing post after completing a lousy paper in my exam 🙁
Yeah, right 🙂
i dont want any huo li puki or hai xiu puki.. Can I have Jessica Alba puki when I bank in the money?
this is not the first man.. garfield’s associated with it as well. his teddy’s also called POOKIE or POOKEY or POOKY(whatever the spelling is .. it’s still pu-ki)
Check this out! It’s Puki! 😛
tis 1 full version
Nice one Kenny. You seem to encounter swear words all the time on your trip. I still couldn’t forget Similan Island!
I just realised it’s not your trip this time. My bad.
Puki is Malay word and proper Hokkien should be Chi-bye as in chi bye min
Puki is NOT a Malay word nuff’ said.
Kenny, I find it really in bad taste that you would post something like this right after that touching post dedicated to your father. I’m not saying the post is bad itself. I laughed. But then I scrolled down and read that touching post, I felt that maybe you should’ve saved that ‘puki’ post for a rainy blog day.
HAHAHAHAA Duuude that’s awesome. That’s hilarious ^_^;; Funny stuff
Actually, the words “PUKI” and “PUKI-MA” come from the Malay vocabulary.. Just so you know.
Puki is Malay. I’d know, I’m Malay and my friends use it at times. 😛
Pukimak is ‘your mother’s ahem’. Weeeell, I think you’d all know huh?
oops?puki is d piglet,pukima is mama piglet,den pukipa is papa piglet? o.O
lame. but funny. hehe.
Hahaha… kenny sia, you never fail to make people laugh with just very limited words from time to time! Thank you for increasing my number of laughs today!
hey Kenny, thanks for putting up my link, really really appreciate it
will buy you a coffee when i visit kuching
bring puki home, & pukima will come after u…
how about the cosmetic Kanebo?
nice one, ken..nice one
My mistake. I thought Puki is Hokkien. I just checked, and yes it is Malay.
A pig. That is called Puki. Which means something else in Malay.
That is even more wrong.
omg.. I’m laughing my arse off… haha
Saw this ad. before,
i think nw Puki already changed name.
called Pukii ?
Pig #1: energetic PUKI
Pig #2: likeable PUKI
Pig #3: smilley PUKI
Pig #4: shy PUKI
Pig #5: naughty PUKI
lolz… u r so smart kenny
HAHA I actually burst out laughing, i think my neighbour heard me
my friend, it even has a theme song. no joke.
this is my Puki collection, it has a song too.. i wonder how it sounds like
that kind of name they also can think ka.
The Bank mascot is Poo key lagitu..
little boy : eh my mother say save money good leh! my mother keep my mother for me so i can buy sweet one day. U leh? where u keep ur money?
little girl : in my Puki lor.
sorry is ‘keep my money’not ‘keep my mother’
what so funny about that u all very sakai puki
What a lame entry- this is not funny at all…… you guys can go fuck yourselves man!!! Kenny is a fucktard
HA! HA! HA!
Have saw this advertisement years ago on satellite. Never think of such name, but i think if it is in Malaysia, sure disallow one…
Wo ho~ quite cold… haha~
What’s next? “Pukimon” cartoons?
damn funny man…I laugh it when I saw the word puki in the picture.hahahahahhahaha…pukima sure have around there want!
err… i dun get it…
didnt u just make a joke out of it?
This is hilarious! Kenny get yourself a æ´»åŠ› PUKI!
Yeah definately get a æ´»åŠ›(energetic) PUKI! beside who would wanna *ahem* tut tut a non lively one?? =P
There are many items/objects or even brand names with the sounding of “puki” . In US, there was a bubble gum with the brand name of “Poo-Kee”. It appears that Puki or Poo-Kee sounding names are catchy and easy to remember. As a matter of fact, it does sound cute. I have also came across cartoon characters and soft toys named Puki. Imagine, a little girl crying to papa to buy her a puki!
I guess certain names may sound cute in certain language but may appear vulgar in others. For instance, the word “murni” in Malay means peaceful, harmony etc , but in Greek, it is the vulgar word for puki too.
Likewise, I have came across Malaysian females calling themselves Fanny Wong etc. The word “fanny” refers to as pussy in UK especially in Scotland. Hence, in porn magazines in the UK, it often writes on juicy fanny!
haha!! thats a good one for pkma!
ehh..dun laugh at my puki k. =/
omg the song DAMN ANNOYING CANNN!!!!!!!!!
walao eh pro lan dou hai…! LOL
Kar!Kar! Funny how they change it from PUKI to PUKII!
PUKI reads as Poo-Kee
and PUKII should not be read as Poo-Keeeeeeee.
It would be read as Poo-Kee-Ai just as in scientific names (Latin)
It’s never enough Kenny. it’s never enough.
plus, where else can we get imports without flying ourseleves? 😛
puki puki puki kawayii
puki puki puki æœ€çˆ±ä½
Cheebye Cheebye Cheebye kawayii
Cheebye Cheebye Cheebye æœ€çˆ±ä½
i knot accept the last sentence la..PUKiiMa? ADUH!!
Wow…. The best name i hear in my life time
AHAHAHAHA.dats funny! ahhaha
I don’t understand why are you guys so uneducated (pun intended), stating “Puki” originated from Malay LoL I’m so embarrased.
err i saw the ads in taiwan when i was there in january too… lots of pictures of myself n friends with puki
FYI, puki’s mum = pu ma, puki’s dad = pu pa, and his younger sis = pu mei… lol
omg..im goin nuts..
I never tot puki can be cute!? Honestly that pig is cute! oh tat sexy belly~
*pukipukipuki zui ai ni*
i cant shake it off my head…ROFL
puki has family too? hahaha…
then it shd be pu kia rite?
LOLOLOLOLOLOL! 5AM and I’m laughing like crazy in my apartment! (My neighbors are so gonna kill me soon) 😀
sigh, naeboo is banned from cbox!
LOL, anyone notice the girl in the yellow skirt (at about 1:37) trying to hold down her skirt cos the other girl lifted it… Hmmm… goes with the theme of the song ~_^
somehow that song reminds me of the “i love eggs” song…mayb it’s the squeaky voice…
I was laughing yesterday and laughing even louder today!!!!
In the spirit of globalization, need to ensure that whatever you name – your wife nickname, kid name, car name, whatever… Must check against all languages BAD WORDS dictionary. :))
Kekeeke.. I think that is a good business proposition, Oxford Dictionary of Bad Words For All Languages. Kakakaka
luckily they did not put a “ma” word behind the word “pukii”…it nearly becomes the song of the year in my list.=P
I never tot i’d say this about a vulgar word, but the pig’s actually cute! LOL.
Walao…The branding consultant/agency should have done a global check on their proposed brand name. The name SUCKS!! But I had a good laugh over the video…and the 5 energetic, likeable, smiley, shy & naughty “PUKI”s sounded like the real ones too right?? LOL
i suggest u put this song instead of the current wan bcuz the song mention puki as if scolding ppl…n also no extra letter “i” behind the PUKI word.
i like the last sentence.. haha.. puki-ma? lolz.. definitely..!!!
wah, the Pukii is so cute 🙂 i like her ~!!
Oh my goodness, I’ll never see this video again! This video gave me the worst hysterical laughter, and I’ll only watch it halfway…
o.O i thought the name was bad enough… but the SONG?
puki puki puki kawaii…
i cant get it outta my head… argh
Next year, they will kill and roast the pig and feed it to the rat that will come along…
Did you guys notice that the puki word in kenny’s pic got only 1 ‘i’ but in the video, it is with 2!
So, ‘puki’ or ‘pukii’??
i’m addicted to the puki song
omg! laff my arse off in the office!!
but the song very cute …:P
Alrite! it’s puki time!
Dance to the music …yeaaa
the song is so awesome…..i wonder if the commercial come to malaysia….PUKI PUKI ma,
why does it just feel like they stole from “porky” (as in porky pig) for this??
HA HA HA
ok press you now!
Hhahah… Stupid Puki…
For me i feel that Puki is very hamsap lor… like to hide under ladies mini skirts!
And this PUKI can do break dance ler… Damn funny right?
anyone have idea how we can get one of those singing pukii toys? i also want one…
Puki puki puki kawaii!
OMFG! This is really hillarious!
This is an amazing example of how differences in culture can be deliriously funny and offensive at the same time.
What more Pukii is a Babi again…. wah super double offensive!
hahaha but I know it is not intentional.. this is funny and stupid.
this is really funny
but it’s a case of where something means something else in another language
take for instance the word Malaka . It’s Sanjaya’s surname. It sounds like a place in Malaysia. It’s almost the equivalent of the f-word in Greek.
Fucking stupid kenny puki is malay =_= wtf… been too long in oz ??
DO YOU KNOW THAT “MAY” in Maldives means “PIG” ? Means Maybank is PIG BANK. Yea it is ran by piggies too. Haha really?
umm, the girls in that shanghai bank ad… they puki must be really ka wa ee
OMG>….whats worse is that westerners would sometime call their spouse puki,& there’s another western puki brand which promotes bear too!
u so crazy..pukima pulak..haha…
I’m just can’t keep myself laughing..hahaha..tq kenny..u had brought some happiness in my life..hahaa..stressing with my final exam..and this puki puki puki kawaii!!!!..
roflmao this is superb hilarious! if PUKI Shanghai bank comes in to m’sia. i bet everyone would laugh to death xD
that so funny~^^
puki is filipino la , its a tagalog slang for vagina
In Japanese, puki (Japanese) = fan (English)
senpuki (Japanese) = electrical fan (English).
Anyhow, the site made me laugh out loud.
thts d most funniet pig i ever seen
what’s wrong with my name?
I live in Shanghai.
Shit like that you see daily.
I have to keep a straight face in meetings with people who introduce themselves as, for eg:
Vagina Lee (NOT a mistake)
Dammit. I kid you not.Those names are real and they print em on their fucking business cards. I cant laugh anymore…
laugh till me ki siao..
cute cute PUKI
can’t stop laughing looking at all comments posted here..
Big clap to everyone, creative ya (“,)
and and and the big doesnt wear pants either!!!
woopz i meant pig earlier lol…
LOL…puki puki puki.. at least the song is cute. all children 1.
that’s is really a funny name!! PUKI PUKI…
I need PUKI
The Taiwanese would not know Malay.
this reminds me of someone called Tuna Singh being introduced in HK, and he could not understand why everyone is giggling.
ROFLMAO….Now I’ve got the song stuck in my head…
ish apa la korang ni.. puki pun jadi hal.. tapi kalo iklan tu datang malaysia. nak sebut perkataan puki je terus “tuuttt” haha.. so.. “TUT” “TUT” “TUT” “TUT” Kawai..
Everyone wants their personal brand on display. Unfortunately (or fortunately for you) most people lack the personal design skill to pull it off so they prescribe to a certain label on their clothes or cars.