Sunday, March 1, 2009

120 - OSIM uCrown

Oh, wow, it's March already. It seems like it was just last week when we were saying hello to 2009. Time goes by too quickly...

Yesterday, I went out for lunch with my family, which included three aunts, my cousin, my uncle, my mother and my grandparents. After lunch, we walked around the mall, under the sage instruction of my grandmother, because you're supposed to give your body thirty minutes of walking time for your food to digest.

And so we're walking, walking, walking... there was a bookstore, one of my many Heavens, so I told them I'd be going in there, and I'll meet up with them later.

An hour later, I walked out of the bookstore, only to find my grandmother sitting in a massage chair, with my aunt standing beside her, and a saleswoman in a business suit talking to them.

In Hong Kong, it's not uncommon to see promotional campaigns in shopping malls, and this one in particular was by OSIM, the world-renowned full body massage chair producer. My grandmother ended up buying this weird thing called an OSIM uCrown:



What it does basically, is shake your head, to relieve stress.

...It vibrates your head. I can't conceive of anything else that would give me a bigger headache. It looks like a horrible product, marketed toward tricking old people with headaches all the time, and young peeps loaded with not a lot of money but enough money to afford and have an eye for stupid toys like this one.

Perhaps I should try it first before criticizing it...

8 comments:

J.J. in L.A. said...

It looks headache-inducing to me too! Give it a try and let us know.

Linda S. Socha said...

There are those times when....I might try something unusual to get rid of a headache
Linda

Michael said...

I gave it a try. It's stupid, and does induce a headache. Grumblegrumblegrumble...

hrix said...

errrr. don't want to try that one.

~C.

Madame DeFarge said...

I can't imagine anything worse that having your head shoogled around like that. No way is that going to be relaxing. Step away young Michael!

gaf85 said...

Michael, So nice how you spend time with your family lunching out at a restaurant and a nice stroll at the mall. Maybe granny needs a massage?

LittleJ said...

You know, those head-massage-chairs-things are ONE thing that does not give me a headache.

Chourou said...

Hi,Michael. It's nice of you to refer to a masage chair. Good posting :D

You look like not so enthusiastic for trying it, but I would say once you lie on it, you'd find yourself being in heaven with comfort just like getting your body melted...lol