Recently I just realized something – some products, especially Chinese ones, have a face as its logo/trademark/whatever you call it.
So I wondered – why the black and white face?
Even the yummy Mo Far Kor has a face on its case. To be honest, the faces look like those dead people on the obituary section.
The manufacturers must be thinking: “Ah gong, since you’re dead, I’m gonna use your face on my products. You will be always remembered!”.
How thoughtful, but I find it quite awkward and weird.
I was told that one of the reasons of including the face is that the customers will remember and recognize the item easily. Customers address the Windy Oil as “Ah poh yao” which means “Grandma oil”.
Seems convenient right? They even came up with a “younger” version of the medicated oil.
They call this boy the grandma Windy’s grandson – looking blue-ish and dead.
And Siangpure Oil’s face looking as strict as Singapore.
Anyway, usually middle-aged people and old timer buy and use the same brand because they trust the products. But what about the youngsters?
Therefore, I’ve came up with my own modifications of these items. Definitely can remember easily.
Saw Hong Choon skin ointment (I wonder why the name in the first place) should be replaced with the Hulk’s face. Since it’s for fungal infections, the Hulk (which is green) is totally suitable.
Besides that, people will remember Spiderman better than that old strict uncle. Spidey is much cooler too!
With so much hype about Ip Man, I think his face should replace the old grandma face. Renaming it to “Ip Man Oil” will be so much appropriate too.
I think Donnie Yen will use the medicated oil after every fighting scene.
And instead of the bubbly fat kid as the grandson – he should be replaced with Bruce Lee, since Bruce is Ip Man’s student. Hee-yah!
Oh yeah, besides all these products, there’s also the famous hair shampoo Bawang.
The uncle in the logo is so not suitable for the product – why is an almost bald uncle used to represent the hair care shampoo?
And also, why the name “Bawang”? Onion? What is the relevance? I have no clue…
Therefore, I propose a modification!
Change to my face (coz got more hair than that man) and rename it to Bawooi (which I have no idea why)!