You know those Japanese Neoprint sticker machines that were all the rage back in the 90s?
When they first came out, I was so fascinated by them because I could never understand how people could justify
spending wasting so much money and stick them all over their books.
Those stickers ain’t cheap at all. For whopping cost of RM25, all you get is a photo of you and your friends badly printed on a pathetically small piece of sticker about the size of two credit cards. As if that’s not small enough, you have to use a pair of scissors to cut the freaking small piece of sticker into even FREAKINGLY SMALLER PIECES OF STICKERS because you’re supposed to share them with your friends.
Add to that is the experience of going through the machine and have it guide you in one of those annoyingly cartoonish “kawaii” Japanese voice.
Most of the time, you don’t understand what the hell those idiots are rambling on about.
And when you finally figured it out, the countdown timer finishes and the stupid computer automatically chooses for you an option you didn’t even freaking want in the first place.
This was from 6 years ago. Damn, I looked like a mannequin.
Despite all that, I’m still really fascinated by these sticker machines. We never had something like that before in Kuching. The only experience I got was during my student days in Australia. Those in Perth would remember this old place next to Billy Lee’s Restaurant in Northbridge that was closed down after a while.
Anyway, I spotted these sticker machines again when I was in Singapore over last weekend. nadnut and I were at Cineleisure (Estee called it “Sini Pleasure”, which made it sound like some dodgy hooker den) and the dazzling pink neon lights attracted us. We went in there on an impulse and plonked SGD$11 on the table.
I was amused by how advanced these machines have turned into. You could even use a touchscreen pen to draw or add icons onto your pictures. How cool is that?
I didn’t know what nadnut was trying to do, but she scribbled some nonsense on her side. Five minutes later, the pictures came out like this.
Oi! How dare you! Lim peh is macho man ok!
This was on Hitz.fm earlier this week. Rudy and Junior (subbing in for JJ) were playing this game where they’re asking people to call in to find out their personal “theme song”. I SMSed and asked them “What would be the theme song for Kenny Sia?”
Rudy: What was his latest blog entry?
Junior: The last one I read was about him eating a snake in Vietnam.
Rudy: WHAT! What does it taste like?
Junior: He said it tasted like wheatgrass juice.
Rudy: Ewwww… I dunno man, but I think he need to “get it right” lah.
*’Get Right’ by Jennifer Lopez started playing*
OMG HAHAHAHA! nevermind. you look pretty 😛
hahahahahahaha…..kenny with a red polka dots bow tie….kakakakaka
oh…i am 1st ah?
you should some glitter oso.bling bling ! haha
*LOL* Cute Kenny 😀
That photo of you from 6 years ago… I thought all of you were females!
it’s your own fault. u didn’t “fully” button your shirt thatz why the bow tie is placed somewhere higher than where it should be.
haha your face look so “yam”
*sigh*… nowadays you sound more and more like a person twice your age.. you blog became more and more wu liao and you are not the same “Kenny Sia” … sad… post sth more interesting eh…
yup, neoprint machines are so ex…
You might like to know there is this site, http://www.readysnap.com that lets you do neoprints online, then you can send it to your mobile phone, embed in your blog/forums, or email to your friends.
aiyooo… those machines all over the place in kch dont knw how long ago lar. check the arcades, those ahlian shops selling hello kitty crap or whatever.
i remember a few in tun jugah and random malls. arcades sure got one!!
is that a dick in a box?
i tot it was THREE FEMALES at the 6 years ago pic n u had long hair!!!gosh.u hav future 4 promoting slimming products 4 females too!
Top 20 !!!!
Somehow, I think the neoprint machines make you look like a hamsup paedo – the facial expression looks flatter than your normal pixes (both the six yrs ago and MinnieMouse ribbon ones!)…
I remember there’s one that machine at RIversider cineplex, kuching.
I almost mistaken you for a girl with long hair when u were between those girls with long air. LOL
LOL. I don’t bother with neoprint machines these days. Waste of money.
LOLOLOL. funny 😀
I’ve been forced by me friends to take photo in this booth thing. Man, what a waste of money when you can save more by using the ever-voiceless Photoshop…
Yo, Sprite King is back,
whoa, talk about nostalgia. U have to bring up good ol’ Perth and Northbridge. Man, chinatown is a sad state of affairs.
Ahhh…..my coke honey is back. Catch ya later….peace out….
awww.. u look so cute.. ahha..
kenny mousie xD
Eh now very canggih already ok!! Metallic ink got also, that was like 5 years ago already… And basically they are coming up with so many new things (including the kawaii annoying voice, it gets more annoying as they’re more advance) curtains in the booth and you name it they sorta have it!! In Japan the most expensive is only 500 Yen which equivalent to RM 15 plus… 😛
haha, I remember her and her friend wearing the same outfit. LOL.
photo that 6yrs ago…i thought it was taiwanese band POWER STATION..ha..ha..ha
did u get a cheap machine ?
coz the more expensive it is .. the more nice stuff u could add to ur pic
nice ribbon though 😛
YOU SHOULD HAVE USED THAT SG$11 AND SAVE UP TO BUY A NEW SHIRT.
AND A NEW PAIR OF JEANS
you look like kenny mouse…
SGD 11 & only one pic?
There are better machines, SGD 8, 6 pics.
Rawr but I think they are a waste of money too.
But its fun. HAHA.
A lot of girls I know LOVE these machines.
KL punya Sini Pleasure also got.
hee. you should have shown the rest of the pics! quite cute also! 😛
a macho minnie mouse.
THIS IS SOOOO FUNNY!!
Kennysia the minnie..haha…lol!!
But it is kinda expensive la. $11 is about RM22. Hmm..time passes by but the value aren’t changing much eh??!
Hey Dude, these machines are still a hit in Asian populated American cities. It’s not a waste of money because money cannot buy the bonding of friendships. The moment you were with your friends in the booth, posing together and making the prints purty is priceless.
“Those in Perth would remember this old place next to Billy Lee’s Restaurant in Northbridge that was closed down after a while.”
Theres this place in Northbridge now, next to Nando’s, called Timezone, I don’t know if you had it during your time ;p
Haha.. now you’re a cute, feminine man.. kekez…
*ahem* I think the new image actually suits you..
*roll on floor laughing*
I love the picture of you 6 years ago, looks like you had a long hair. Hahaa
U are so funny… hey, u still look as good as before!!
walao wei..i also spend a lot of money for those freaking small yet cute sticker prints.its nice what..lol..kenny..u so very the macho in the sticker.hehehe…
‘sini pleasure’ rofl
wtf you like like betty in a mens body..hahaha
kenny, u look so cute hehe
lolx no worry kenny, u still look “macho” in another way round, as “macho” as minnie lolx, so cute XD
I like the picture . It’s way better than the 6 years ago pic . Hahaha….. Did you get only one pic or lots of it ?
So good to read about your “bits & pieces” again! Prefer to read about all these little stuffs than the writeups during the give-away competition.
You look adorable!
HAHA! Billy Lee’s!
A place to go to when you’re hungry at 3am 😀
HA!HA! U LOOK VERY ‘CUTE’ IN THE LAST PIC!!! HAVE A NICE DAY!
I hear you, Kenny. I felt the same way towards those money sucking machines too.
Haha. Nice pic!
this is the most awesome place on earth man
even the hitz.fm crew listens to his commands,
oh ho …i’m gonna want kenny to go to heaven
Kenny I think u may have a career in being Minnie Mouse, u look very good in the last picture la~ Hehe…(^_^)
hahahaah ..you look so pretty! LOL
HAHAS! YOU LOOK CUTE HOHO!
kenny in the wonderland.. XD
Haha your expression in that old pic is really funny, reminds me of like some SKII poster boy or something 🙂
hey, wats that place in northbridge called again? bloody asian hangout for kids to take those stupid neoprints. so sad, it closed down already?
we have it in kuching since ages ago..it’s in alacart
Nadnut looks really cute lee!! hehheh…
Awful looking, 6 years ago. Awful!
hahahaha… GREAT work nad!! 🙂
Hmmmm…….Kenny…….Not bad…….Not bad…..
hahaha, when those sticker machines came out, I was in primary school and I stuck the photos in my friend’s autobiography books(which were all the rage in primary school). lol. And those days could only take one pose. -_-” btw, you have cute feminine facial features. 🙂
dude, just say you love the machines. 🙂
well done Nadia!!
u look good kenny..haha
“For Wad”… do asian people spell like they talk?
hey jeff go fuck urself. G-O F-U-C-K Y-O-U-R-S-E-L-F
For WORLD AIDS DAY.
Proudly part of it on that day!
lol.wat happened to your eye brow? haha
6 years b4 = 6 years after = FAT
In Sg Wang itself is an infestation of it. Not to mention Cineleisure.
I somehow dread taking photos in those stuffs.
Honto ni kawaii desu, ne?
fine. I’m a faux jap.
HUH?! Got those cheap kinds at SGD$8!