Comfort food for a tired soul.

Comfort food for a tired soul.

Erratic postings these days due to work.

While I sort my shit out, don’t you forget life’s motto - live life, laugh more and love everyone! :)

Erratic postings these days due to work.

While I sort my shit out, don’t you forget life’s motto - live life, laugh more and love everyone! :)

Breaking all diet rules because it’s the weekend.
Arpakasso approves.

Breaking all diet rules because it’s the weekend.

Arpakasso approves.

Did you guess it right? 
If you didn’t, how would you know you won’t be a potential victim? 

Food for thought.

Did you guess it right?
If you didn’t, how would you know you won’t be a potential victim?

Food for thought.

I’ve noticed a surge of fake Arpakassos on eBay lately, even from sellers who used to sell the “real” Arpakassos.

While I have nothing against the fakes (I own a handful of non-originals too), I do not think it is right for sellers to abuse the Arpakasso brand and mislead buyers into thinking they are getting the real deal when they are not.

The real Arpakassos are not expensive in Japan, but due to their exclusivity as an arcade prize, they can fetch premium prices outside Japan simply because of a demand/supply issue. 

I really do not want innocent buyers to pay a relative high price for a plushie that they think it’s the real Arpakasso brand, only to receive a knock-off. 

Alpacas are gaining popularity, and lots of inspired plushies are being made. I get my knockoffs at $5 each when I travel to Taiwan and Hong Kong. I have no issues with knock-offs. Because I KNOW it’s one to begin with. 

But to mislead a buyer looking for an original with a knock-off at $60? I pray my followers are not one of them unwittingly. 

Just two words to end it off - caveat emptor

PS: Which paca is real, which paca is fake? Can you tell?

I’ve noticed a surge of fake Arpakassos on eBay lately, even from sellers who used to sell the “real” Arpakassos.

While I have nothing against the fakes (I own a handful of non-originals too), I do not think it is right for sellers to abuse the Arpakasso brand and mislead buyers into thinking they are getting the real deal when they are not.

The real Arpakassos are not expensive in Japan, but due to their exclusivity as an arcade prize, they can fetch premium prices outside Japan simply because of a demand/supply issue.

I really do not want innocent buyers to pay a relative high price for a plushie that they think it’s the real Arpakasso brand, only to receive a knock-off.

Alpacas are gaining popularity, and lots of inspired plushies are being made. I get my knockoffs at $5 each when I travel to Taiwan and Hong Kong. I have no issues with knock-offs. Because I KNOW it’s one to begin with.

But to mislead a buyer looking for an original with a knock-off at $60? I pray my followers are not one of them unwittingly.

Just two words to end it off - caveat emptor

PS: Which paca is real, which paca is fake? Can you tell?

Finally, my phone feels complete.

Finally, my phone feels complete.

Today, we celebrate love.

Today, we celebrate love.

Cookie Monster vs Oreo Cookie Monster.

Know the difference.

Cookie Monster vs Oreo Cookie Monster.

Know the difference.

My addiction.

My addiction.

A new friend for Arpakasso.
Everyone, meet lil Monchichi.

A new friend for Arpakasso.
Everyone, meet lil Monchichi.

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Love, Arpakasso

Presenting my pixels of love to the Arpakasso, an Amuse licensed toy which stole my heart when I visited Tokyo in September 2011.

Currently attempting the "A Photo A Day" challenge so follow me for your daily dose of Arpakassos! =)

ORIGINAL CONTENT. All photos by me, unless stated otherwise.

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