Friday, February 18, 2005

How can a poor man stand such times and live?

The economy is doing fine without me. I have not been contributing to it very much lately because I'm skint (again). I should be like everyone else and listen carefully to the Budget Spitch, so I can be more aware of stuff and be less skint. But this year's one ('live' at 3.45pm) promises some surprises. Some taxes will go down, some will go up. Smokers will be even more out of pocket than out of breath, people who rushed to buy cars last year will rue their haste. What a spitch it will be. Meantime, the rest of us keep trying to find ways to make a living, spitch or no spitch, and sometimes maybe get a little envious of those who do it with too much ease. I had tea with Cowboy Caleb the other night, and we discussed, among other things, how else we could make money aside from our day jobs. We spend a lot of time online and blogging, he said. There are people who get paid six-figure sums to do what we do, he said. Six-figure sum, you know?, he emphasised. Yes, that is a lot of money in dollars, I said. But we couldn't think of any good reason for people to pay us to do what we do, so we drank our tea and discussed how to make his next Almost Daily Interview a hit. Then I came home and saw that someone had beaten us into the heady world of sponsorships and endorsements. I give you Xiaxue and the t-shirts she appears in: localbrandnet Mr Brown, Mr Miyagi et al are also featured. As mere hyperlinks. Somewhere in the bowels of the site.
iTunes' party shuffle is playing a copy of: Love Is Everything - k.d. lang - Hymns Of The 49th Parallel, of which I have the original CD and therefore didn't steal music.


Anonymous IZ Reloaded said...

Actually, I wanted Xiaxue to be the ambassador for a local lingerie company. I was too late. I knew today that those guys from LocalBrand got her first.

2/18/2005 04:42:00 PM  
Blogger Zen|th said...

Hmm.. You, Mr Brown and Cowboy Caleb should start your own clothing line. Sure make money one.

2/18/2005 05:02:00 PM  
Blogger BiFF said...

add iZ+Zen|th's ideas together.

a cowboy-brown lingerie line with xiaxue as its main model...

next time can fight with VS's models...

2/18/2005 05:12:00 PM  
Anonymous IZ Reloaded said...

a cowboy-brown lingerie line. That's a great idea Jim. I'm sure xiaxue wouldn't mind being our main model.

Ok latest update I received from Xiaxue (as I reported on my blog), the press release of her LocalBrand gig will be out tomorrow...she thinks.

2/18/2005 05:34:00 PM  
Blogger TriplePeriod said...

Fear not, join my newly-founded company. MediaBlog, which is not a subsidiary of MediaCorp hor. I will harness and manage the career of blogging celebrities. Mr.Brown, Miyaki...all I will try to recruit. With the powers to entertain and influence, we will possess immerse power and possibly control the world. WAH-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! *EVIL LUFF*

2/18/2005 05:39:00 PM  
Blogger Cowboy Caleb said...

yes, I can see myself selling floss, I mean thongs.

2/18/2005 11:19:00 PM  
Blogger Ah 9 said...

Maybe Miyagi could now endorse a tattoo shop...i see offers coming in soon.

And yah the price increases are a biatch...heard from the kopitiam uncle ciggy prices are gonna go up again.

2/19/2005 06:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Car Man said...

You should buy cars.

12/22/2005 05:19:00 AM  

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