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Tuesday, August 03, 2010


I guess anyone can tell from this drawing how much my little girl likes Spongebob.

Yes, that box with a stick that looks like a vampire is Spongebob. Beside him is Patrick, looking more like Casper than a sea creature. Near Spongebob's foot is Plankton, the villain whose existence is fuelled by the need to steal the recipe of Mr. Krab's Krabby Patty burger.

I dont know what's with Spongebob Squarepants that kids adore. I find him weird. A yellow sponge that lives in a pineapple under the sea, keeps a snail for a pet and has a squirrel (that looked like an astronaut) for a love interest!

But I must admit this character has got quite of a following. When I was preparing for Eone's birthday last month, I had gone through every corner of 168 Mall just to find Spongebob bags for party give away. I was told it's the most in-demand kiddie party material in the whole universe of Divisoria. I couldn't agree more because Mommy and I even had to walk to another mall to find a Spongebob pinata.

I guess it's the way the Nickelodeon people are marketing the character. There must be some hypnosis going on because children are just so glued to Spongebob.

Looking back, the last time Eone had been so engrossed with a character was with Barney. Around that same time, my friend's son was so much into Barney too, that he suspects there is something 'evil' about Barney and the promoters are using some form of witchcraft to make kids love that purple dinosaur.

That's a funny theory but not impossible.


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