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Hello Kitty is the extent of my girliness. It is the prime example of everything cute and girly…I’m not very girly but I’m just a chick that happens to be madly in love with Hello Kitty. I’ve had a few people jokingly say “you look like Hello Kitty” and my immediate response to that is, “thank you”. Guys, I take that as a compliment.
This character is Sanrio’s frontrunner who brings in $7 billion worth of annual revenue. This $7 billion is coming only from a cat! I like her is because she is easy to draw and behind all her cuteness, she’s a badass. A successful pop culture icon, Hello Kitty even made it to my favorite TV series, Breaking Bad. So badass right? I remember my 7th grade homeroom teacher Mrs. Kozak had an uncontrollable desire for Hello Kitty. Her love for the cat was always evident…everyday she brought a kitty pencil case filled with kitty-branded pens, pencils, erasers and mini rulers.
Scenes from season 5 of Breaking Bad.
Along with being our homeroom teacher, she was also our Science teacher at the time. Once we had to do a PowerPoint presentation outlining one of our chosen elements from the periodic table. Powerpoint presentations were my favorite assignments throughout high school because I got overly absorbed in designing each slide with exaggerated graphics, fancy animations and text effects. I aced every one of these assignments because attention to design is what really made my performance visually engaging (and made up for my poor speaking skills).
In my Science presentation I made a bold move to add Hello Kitty GIFs to every slide so that I could REALLY get Mrs. Kozak’s attention. She wasn’t an easy teacher to please so I knew there had to be something that stood out and didn’t seem as repetitive as the other presentations. I wasn’t there to impress the students watching my presentation, at the end of the day I was marked by the teacher, therefore she’s my target audience – she was the only person in the room I had to impress. I could tell people were giving me weird looks after my presentation, but it’s okay as long as Mrs Kozak liked it hah!
Mrs. Kozak made me like Hello Kitty more than I did before. The GIFs I used were cute and hilarious, they were thoughtfully and strategically placed to lead the eye from one information to the next. It made me warm and fuzzy on the inside, hence the good marks I scored in the end (thanks Kozak).
I like to consider Hello Kitty as my pet cat (I’m allergic to real cats so I’m better off sticking to this one instead). The simplicity of Hello Kitty’s image makes it a very versatile brand, capable of being applied on anything ranging from affordable items to high-end products. In my house, you’ll find some of random Hello Kitty goodies here and there, which is what I want to share with you today. Ladies and gents, welcome to my Hello Kitty appreciation post.
An extendable kitty laptop light
Pencil cases and Nintendo DS case
Miniature kitty set and a bobble head
Instant noodles, with edible kitty heads.