03 May 2009 @ 06:41 pm
Introducing the sexy Holothuroidea!  
How I hate graphs. And economics. Booooo! And not the cute kind of boo, like when you're being all cute :3 and trying to scare someone, like Boo in Monsters Inc. (note to self: re-watch Monsters Inc!), but the sad kind, as in "boo, you suck!"

Before I start rambling on about today's culinary foray into the land of azn street cred and impotence cures, let me just ask:

Is anyone moving to dreamwidth, or planning to?


Now that that's out of the way, let me introduce the humble sea cucumber (See Diagram A).


Diagram A




"Sea cucumbers have become the “oyster” of the Chinese market with locals proclaiming the aphrodisiac qualities of the worm-like delicacy. Regarded as the “sexy slugs of the sea”, sea cucumbers are being used in soups, stews and braised dishes in countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Korea and China to steam up kitchens and bedrooms alike! The sausage-shaped echinoderms, which are found on the sea floor worldwide, are also said to
offer excellent medicinal properties."


I'd say that that's one... provocative PR release right there. Good job, Hughes Public Relations. Now, tell me again why I didn't stick with Communications when I could've (with some persuasion) ended up being hired by them to write such saucy writing pieces?

Perhaps because the frugal, practical Azn side of me kicked in and was all like, "Money!! Must provide for family! No time to realise dreams!" So, here I am having a stand off with economics graphs wondering whether I'll give in and seppuku first or it'll have mercy on me and just hurry up and give my brain the final blow already, when I'm kindly offered sea cucumber, thousand year egg and celery soup. I quickly google-fu, and oh the irony(!)—sea cucumber is meant to increase one's longevity.

Not only that, but I'm also informed it's an aphrodisiac. With impeccable timing as always, the boy informs me he's getting ready to leave for Church, whilst I'm stuck here on my lonesome with my aphrodisiac soup.
 
 
( Post a new comment )
[identity profile] salgo.livejournal.com on May 3rd, 2009 10:08 am (UTC)
"sexy slugs of the sea"? ROTFLMFAO.

Uhh, what's Dreamwidth?
(Reply) (Thread) (Link)
[identity profile] missski.livejournal.com on May 3rd, 2009 10:15 am (UTC)
LOLOL IKR?! I can see they received a high school diploma... Oh wait, no. I just realised that you don't have to know the technical term for alliteration to use it, and that most people are introduced to the concept prior schooling, with the nursery rhyme "She sells seashells by the seashore"... Don't mind me, I'm in a weird mood tonight.

dreamwidth.org is a new blogging platform that's basically the same as LJ, except it apparently promises to never ever support ads. At the moment, and apparently indefinitely, it's being elitist and you require an invite code to be able to register. This is apparently to justify its anti-ad system, as by constricting supply it grows only as economically viable. Also, it only "opened" on April 30th, so its still in its baby stages, and quite ugly looking.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Link)
[identity profile] salgo.livejournal.com on May 7th, 2009 06:45 am (UTC)
...why bother if you've already got an lj? considering most people have paid accounts, or basic accounts, they don't see the ads.
(Reply) (Parent) (Link)
[identity profile] sk8terac.livejournal.com on May 3rd, 2009 01:21 pm (UTC)
they freak me out so much. i've never eaten one aha
(Reply) (Thread) (Link)
[identity profile] missski.livejournal.com on May 4th, 2009 09:34 am (UTC)
LOL They are pretty freaky... the one I had kinda looked like soggy roast pork skin, so that made it easier to eat hahaha
P.S. your icon screams of cuteness!!
(Reply) (Parent) (Link)
[identity profile] morgue-keeper.livejournal.com on May 3rd, 2009 02:17 pm (UTC)
Lol..."to steam up kitchens and bedrooms alike"?!

That's the funniest pitch for sea cucumbers I've ever heard
(Reply) (Thread) (Link)
[identity profile] missski.livejournal.com on May 4th, 2009 09:35 am (UTC)
LOL IKR!! When I read that, I was totally like, "BRING IT ONNNN~!!!"

I one day hope to be paid to write pitches for edible sea creatures...
(Reply) (Parent) (Link)
[identity profile] tekno-tyr.livejournal.com on May 4th, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)
that is THE scariest looking thing...
(Reply) (Link)
[identity profile] hada-princesa04.livejournal.com on May 5th, 2009 03:21 am (UTC)
I'VE SEEN THOSE IN REAL LIFE AND EWWWWWWW.

How the hell can those be the "sexy slugs of the sea" ?!?!
and that's supposed to be an aphrodisiac? I fail to believe so due to the fact I am gravely turned off by the presence of that.

it will make an excellent business though.
(Reply) (Link)