LET’S WAGE WAR!

Ok, maybe not. But I would just like to clear up certain misunderstandings that have occurred today. A friend and I were down at KKnM today for the mega sale and brought with us flyers for UA’s sale tomorrow as well. Arriving an hour early before the doors opened, we saw like quite a lot of people already queuing up and gave them a flyer each, explaining that it was for tomorrow’s sale and on figurines.

Now, everyone knows KKnM does merchandise of the non-figurine kind, with only a small number of figurines in the corner. I am good friends with the guys from the comic store co-leasing KKnM’s store space, and also know Keith from KKnM, and passed them a flyer each since they are also figure collectors. Nobody got any flyers inside the store besides these two of my friends.

This T_K guy posted a comment on this site just now, complaining:

"Woh, i got a interesting story to tell you guys today~ It goes on like this.. Today i went to queue up for the KKnM’s clearance sales, while waiting for the shop to open, a guy approached me with one hand holding a pink/purple transparent clipboard and passed me a flyer from URBAN ATTIC and asks me to go visit them. I was thinking, ar… you are giving your flyers outside people’s shop, ok that’s fine, it doesn’t breaks any rules, and so does the owners of KKnM can’t chase or do anything to those guys at all, so i just keep the flyer. So when the shop opened, people rushing in and so do i. While browsing the items, i saw that guy who handed me the flyer from URBAN ATTIC, was joting down the prices on to the clipboard and i was like shocked, woh, firstly you issued flyers just outside people’s shop and now you so openly came into people’s shop and joting down the prices!?! Woh man, that’s gonna be so awlful and so impolite… I saw the owners’ of KKnM realised that guy is joting down the prices and somemore infront of the guy owner! They wanted to stop him but there will too many customers they need to attend to. What i wanted to say is that, i know that you will be having your shop’s sales too, but then you shouldn’t be so shameful as to copy other people’s shop’s prices and compare to yours. Sigh, another bad image of Singaporean has been seen again."

Now it takes quite a bit of idiocy to make me actually bother to reply with a post. Rainy did it and now, T_K is the next in line. Not only did he get his facts wrong, he is also claiming some non-existent moral high ground. It’s like those politically correct morons who scream "RACISM!! WHAT WILL THE BLACKS THINK!!" when anyone says "Oh, a white PSP is better than a black one".

My poor friend, who T_K is accusing of "joting (SIC) down prices and somemore (SIC) infront of the guy owner", was merely purchasing his Haruhi keychains. He had no bag with which to store the clipboard and flyers, and as a human being, has only two hands. Besides, what prices are there to jot down? NOTHING in KKnM is being sold in UA and vice versa. If you even had a single shred of knowledge, you would know this. The two stores have totally different niches but there are overlaps in customer base and hence, far more environmentally friendly to give out flyers at this location.

It’s not like the people who went to KKnM today will return tomorrow. Hence, them receiving the flyer is just notice of yet another good sale elsewhere on another day. Is this detrimental to KKnM? Isn’t it GOOD for the consumers, who now have more stuff to enjoy for the festive season?

And I fucking spent 105 bucks there, just for today too. DID YOU SPEND THIS AMOUNT? IF NOT THEN YOU ARE LESS USEFUL TO KKNM THAN ME and my friend. It’s sickening to see these little self-righteous moral high-horse riding punks, think they can get all mighty by imagining themselves in figurine store owners’ shoes. Guess what? The only store that has any reason to be unhappy is Latendo and we avoided them like the plague, to prevent any possible conflict. To repeat my point: the stuff KKnM sells are totally different from UA but there are common customers. It is to these common customers’ benefit that they be informed of any sales.

Since I’m feeling bitchy at 2.30 am, I’ll just dissect your comment even further. "Today i went to queue up for the KKnM’s clearance sales, while waiting for the shop to open" Oh, so you’re like one of the Kiasu Singaporeans who show up hours before and start queuing for no reason. How ironic that you mention "Sigh, another bad image of Singaporean has been seen again". Or maybe you saw the Japanese queuing up for their PS3s and thought it was fun to follow?

"you shouldn’t be so shameful as to copy other people’s shop’s prices and compare to yours" I suppose we can compare the price of COSPA t-shirts to Maxfac Haruhi figurines. OMG WOAH THIS COSPA SHIRT IS THE SAME PRICE AS 24.5 percent of a HARUHI MAX FAC FIGURINE. OMG WOAH! Why do we need to compare prices when there are no common goods in both stores? "YET ANOTHER BAD IMAGE OF SINGAPOREAN, NOT USING YOUR BRAINS!!!"

Besides, it’s not like we manhandled or forced anyone to take anything. I always asked if the person was interested in figurines first, then followed with a "We’re having a sale tomorrow." It was always informative. Since you’re such a noob, I would like to point that out the anime toy store community here is a very small one and everyone knows everyone else, especially the ones with more history such as What!Comics, KKnM etc who all started out near each other. There is no "rivalry" or whatnot. I repeat, what rivalry?

I am pissed because you accused my friend, who had so kindly volunteered to help distribute the flyers, of being a thieving scumbag when he is in fact a chinese Kung Fu master with Grado Headphones. Are you an agent of Sennheiser?? I won’t buy any more Sennheisers!!! Ok I jest but seriously, this "kaypoh" mentality of Singaporeans is really unbearable.

Let me edit your quote to reflect the truth:

"Woh, i got a interesting story to tell you guys today~(but it’s all a pack of lies and exaggerations)

 It goes on like this.. Today i went to queue up for the KKnM’s clearance sales, more than an hour before the STATED time since I am really an uptight prick who wants to grab everything but isn’t good enough to be in the exclusive KKnM club who had access to the sale a day before. And while waiting for the shop to open, a handsome macho man approached me with one hand holding a Louis Vuitton transparent clipboard and passed me a flyer from URBAN ATTIC and asks me to go visit them. I was thinking, , albeit foolishly and retardedly, ar… you are giving your flyers outside people’s shop, ok that’s fine, it doesn’t breaks any rules, and so does the owners of KKnM can’t chase or do anything to those guys at all, so i just keep the flyer. So when the shop opened, people rushing in and so do i. While browsing the items, i saw that guy who handed me the flyer from URBAN ATTIC, was joting (omg i can’t spell) down the prices on to the clipboard (omg what kind of pen was I using? I write on the clipboard, a hard piece of plastic! Wouldn’t normal people write on paper?) and i was like shocked (a guy writing on a piece of plastic scares me omg), woh, firstly you issued flyers just outside people’s shop and now you so openly came into people’s shop  (yes people other than me cannot enter the store because they belong to another figurine shop CLAN and there are gang wars) and joting (I CANT SPELL OMG!!!) down the prices!?! Woh man, that’s gonna be so awlful (OMG I CAN’T SPELL!!!) and so impolite (it’s impolite to me because I am a big customer. How would I know if the KKnM people are offended? I AM ESPER! HARUHI LOVES ME!!!)… I saw the owners’ of KKnM realised that guy is joting down the prices and somemore infront of the guy owner! (but i am jealous of them chatting with the guy owner. I wish I knew his name like them too. I want to be his friend. figurine store owners are so cooooool.) They wanted to stop him but there will too many customers they need to attend to (so why didn’t i stop him? Because all this HAPPENED IN MY MIND!!! IT’s A FIGMENT OF MY IMAGINATION!!). What i wanted to say is that, i know that you will be having your shop’s sales too (which I also want to go to but i must hide my face now), but then you shouldn’t be so shameful as to copy other people’s shop’s prices and compare to yours. Sigh, another bad image of Singaporean has been seen again (I love SIngapore! I must uphold its grand image as the last bastion of honour, glory and HOT SEX!!)."

Now that was funny. Ok I had fun with this flame. The internet needs more drama, like the sort Darkmirage always seems to serve up.

Sentinel responded with a rather more articulate reply, to which I’ll conveniently respond to too.

"o_O wow. sudden uproar.

Though I wasn’t there when the thing happened, ‘FUCK YOU’ (very original nickname dude), with all tact and respect to both shops, (I’ll take TJ Han’s word of you being a non-staff of UA) and as a customer to both shops, I find the ‘rivalry’ (if there’s ever such before this incident; I wouldn’t know since I’m still new to UA’s staff) being a bit out of hand…..

I mean, come on, giving out flyers of another figurine selling shop right outside kknm?? If it’s in the vicinity of Bugis Junction, I think it’s alright. But right outside of a shop selling similar goods? If I were the shopowner, I’d almost certainly feel threatened, irregardless of the person outside my shop giving out flyers a staff or not.

Of course all intentions of letting the public know of another place that’s going to have a sale in UA; especially if you’re an avid supporter of either shop and you want to do ‘advertising’ on your own part But in all cases I do feel of letting the consumer know of their choices.

In any case, I felt personally as a consumer and an avid anime-follower with a minimum amount of ethics (i’m not saying I’m a saint here) for the person giving out flyers to know and study all scenarios before doing certain actions on your own accord. You, as a supporter (i’m assuming that you are a supporter of UA since you’re giving out flyers regarding information of 31st’s sale) , wouldn’t want another shop’s supporter to come and do similar stuff to UA as well, do you? Rebuking in caps made your stand felt alot more worse.

FYI I know nuts about any of you and your real faces /identity, much as you all don’t know mine."

Bugis Junction is like… pretty far away isn’t it? And Caps are pretty awesome, my friend bought an SOS Dan cap. I have a Samurai Champloo one.

 

28 Responses to “LET’S WAGE WAR!”


  • Thank you.

    I’m intelligent and smart and handsome.

  • is ur friend tsubaki? where do they sell sos-dan caps?

  • wow, the guy that wrote that needs some serious english schooling…
    “him but there will too many customers they need to attend to.” = ROFL

  • o___O Aren’t you glad you get readers like that..? XD

  • Lenners: It’s Tsubaki. He infected this blog with those guys.

    TiRune: He must have spent all his school money on merchandise.

    Lavin: No, Tsubaki did not attend today because he went to buy 2 new 19 inch penises. KKnM sells the caps but they are awesomely ugly.

    FUCKYOU: ONLY ON THE INTERNET LOL!

  • “shouldn’t be so shameful as to copy other people’s shop’s prices and compare to yours. ”
    Ha, clearly that guy knows nothing about business, i’d be offeneded if other stores didn’t try to lower their prices to get better sales…and as you say, they sell different things anyway…oh dear. *Hug*

  • Back when I lived in Uni dorms there were two or three major Chinese Take-out chains in the area, and they would occasionally send guys around who would wait for a resident to walk into the (locked) dorm and follow them in, then take all of their competitors menus and replace them with their own. I thought it was pretty goddammed hilarious.

  • Internet drama is fun.

  • Hoho, this is one hell of posting! The last ABC drama this year! Very, very enjoyable :)

    But seriously, I totally agree with Hazel, and I hope this post and the whole matter has become clear so you don’t have to worry about it anymore. My my.

  • Tsubaki must hire them and bribe them with UA flyers >:]

  • judging from the entry i really feel that T_K is either really dumb or is trying to pick a fight here

    seriously, a guy with a clipboard doesn’t warrant that he was writing on it….

    and T_K queueing up early is also typical of a bad image of singaporean(no offense to singaporeans but i’m rather proud of this as our heritage)

    “I saw the owners’ of KKnM realised that guy is joting down the prices and somemore infront of the guy owner!”

    how sure are you that the owners want them out???? for all you know the owner is looking at the price list themselves???(no offense again), and seriously pls don’t make assumptions that anyone or anybody is doing something unless you are sure of it,

    and furthermore, T_K hope we don’t see you in Urban Attic today, cause here you are spoofing down on tj han and his friend and tjhan is def going today.. hope you don’t meet him there

  • Not much qualms about it. But seriously why all the vulgarities being shown to me o_O is it because of your nickname that you’re entitled to?

    and I think UA got more advertisment than they would ask for after this incident. lol

  • Ah. So that’s what happened. You got LianYL to follow you? Hahaha.

    And it’s not my fault that my readers flow over to your elitist site you know. From now on I’ll stop linking to your page to prevent that from happening okay?

    And drama is fun. But where are the pictures like you had for rainy?

  • Hahaha.

    [...] While browsing the items, i saw that guy who handed me the flyer from URBAN ATTIC, was joting down the prices on to the clipboard and i was like shocked, woh, firstly you issued flyers just outside people’s shop and now you so openly came into people’s shop and joting down the prices!?! [...]

    Competition? The fucking anime scene in Singapore is so freaking small that rivalary seems to be the wrong word to use.

    Oh, his engrish failz btw. EPIC FAILZ!

  • drama is always fun ~~

    but I dun see whats wrong it letting others know that there’s a sale UA … its being helpful to alert other’s that there’s a sale somewhere … (thought I wouldn’t know whether u are benefitting in some way or another =P)

    but would’t it be funnie if T_K went down today to UA >> LOL

  • Har har har. Saw you and DM and UA. ^^

    Its these kind of people that my mommy tells me to stay away from, they make you stupid.

  • Yup yupz, I saw you & DM @ Urban Attic too! Wowz, you guys are fast! I reached there and saw you guys walking out of the store liaoz… DM had his “I am DM” shirt on today! xP

  • Singapore should be happy they HAVE an anime scene… Holland doesn’t even have any figurine, cospa or whatever shops >.

  • yup i saw DM there….. tjhan you were late right???? lolz…. i was first in line…. thought ppl were camping there so went early

  • Blog dorama….lol..but keep it friendly.. it seems that singapore heritage is bigger than we think…the anime/figurine scene toooooo….. and i tink t_k is speaking singlish..one of the hardest languages to learn in this world. in order to learn it, you must know 3 basic languages: English Chinese and Hokkien. Therefore, his Singlish definitely rox…

  • damn i really should have loaned DM the SOS-DAN cap :P

    seriously, KKnM has THE niche man…my favourite store :wub:
    i make sure to bring any of my infected…i mean friends who i’ve introduced to anime to KKnM and initiate them into the world of anime merchandise by psychoing them to buy stuff…had some limited success 8 people i’ve introed so far :P
    best was 2 of them buying the Alter Fate…worst was keychain/handphone strap

    anyway the point is that KKnM practically doesn’t have competition here…they have the track record, they have the goods, they have the satisfied customers who bring in new blood…they have it made XD

  • sadness. you people bought up all the kasumi. T_T got myself nadesico fig instead.

  • Some people just like to nitpick on every goddamn thing…
    Too much time on their hands…

    Been great catching up with you people, see you all around next time =D

    Oh yeah, I saw Tsubaki yesterday too…

    Let’s hope my connection behaves well enough for me to get those photos down, tagged and send over to you. ^_^

  • My bad on some part… we were too busy packing and setting up the place for the sales that I didnt have time to convey the msg that you guys would like to have a promo exchange with KKnM regarding the sales, to KKnM’s bosses =3= We could have had things done better…

    Well.. I hope the two bosses did not misunderstand the situation. ^^U… the rest, you can leave to rant for all they want to.

  • LOL! L2SPELL NOOB

  • Well said. I agree with what you’ve mentioned.

  • It seems that the tables have been turned…

    Lesson? Never criticise someone in Singapore if you do not have solid ground.

  • spanked….he shud no better than accuse one of tj_Han’s frends…..or accuse anyone without know all the facts…

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