Monday, April 27, 2009


Go bananas in RM5 shop! A banana container, can you believe that?!

This afternoon, while waiting for daddy dearest pulling sweat in gym, I got the chance to stroll around the new RM5 shop, Daiso in IOI mall. They claimed to be the world's largest RM5 store. For me, its just another refined version of Hot Market, but most of the items are imported from Japan.

All different types of bandages.

Wipes everyone? If only I can read Japs. So lost in translation.

The challenge of buying in these flat rate shop is to differentiate the items that is worth the price. You don't want to end up buying a RM5 worth of cotton bud or a plastic apple!

Finally I found a corner with all sorts of pet toys and collars. If you go to normal pet shop, one item will definitely costs more than RM5.

I have NO idea what this is for. There are two shiny marbles on the cat's eye. And I assume that this might attract cats to this erm, ornament? No all.

After almost an hour of strolling around, killing time and deciding whats worth to buy, I ended buying 6 items = RM30. Yikes!

One of them is a cat scratcher (Cat Scratch. LOL!). It comes with a small sachet of Silver Vine. I never heard of this until I googled it. Its almost similar to catnip. According to the great wiki,

In Japan, Actinidia polygama (silver vine) is commonly known as "matatabi" (またたび) and noted for having an effect on cats much like that of catnip. It is mentioned in the saying 猫にまたたび、女郎に小判 (neko ni matatabi, jorō ni koban, "Silver vine to a cat, a coin to a prostitute"), meaning to put someone in a good mood by providing that which they most desire.

Aaaa...aaaa....the smell!!! Must sink my head in the carpet!

Desire it is! Check out Oren's reaction to the item. He started to roll and roll and around. I experiment it to my other cat, Hitam and got the SAME reaction. But since Hitam's a big drooler cos of her old age, I have to pull this stuff away or else I'll get a soaked stinky carpet.

He got so crazy, he nibbled the frame of the packaging. LOL!

There are so many stuff here, I can't wait to bring some friends to this shop just for the heck of it. Will definitely give IOI mall another visit again especially when the new, super gigantic Ace Hardware store starts to operate, hopefully next coming month.

Check out this youtube of a cat and its similar reaction to Silver Vine powder.


  1. About the banana container, maybe it is meant to be used in...urmm...some other way.

  2. If you see your kitty scratching an off-limits household item, simply go to your cat, pick it up, and place it near the scratcher. cat scratcher


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