During my last trip to Hong Kong, I was playing “tour guide” to my brother who has never been to my favourite place in the world before. Hong Kong is extremely accessible and even if you get lost, you can easily find your way back to a metro station and get to where you need to go. We decided to venture around the city by foot and what we didn’t know was that a lot of roads were blocked for construction and we couldn’t cross some streets because the pedestrian walkways were through underground tunnels. In the midst of everything, I was “pretending” I knew where we were going but was silently freaking out. When I finally admitted I didn’t know where we were going, we asked a construction guy nearby how to get to a specific metro station and he said, “Wah!! You are SO far from there!”… apparently, we had crossed to the island side without knowing. Um… don’t ask why/how. To this day I still cannot figure that out! I told my brother that we should find our way back since it was getting late and he said, “We’re not lost! We’re on an ADVENTURE!!“… well, adventures are suppose to be fun! Why am I not having fun?! I flagged down a cab and a $15 ride later across the bridge to Kowloon, I felt a lot better
My brother will never let me forget about that $15 cab ride. He said it was a waste of money and if we had wandered around a little more, we would have found our way back to where we needed to go. He withheld dinner from me that night as a punishment for being so careless and making impulsive decisions to hail a cab For the rest of our trip, every time we found anything in the shops for $15, he would say, “You know what ELSE was $15…. ahem… “. Sigh. Almost 2 years later and he still reminds me of it!
Since that infamous day, we have coined the term, “we’re not lost… we’re on an adventure!” and use it frequently especially when he doesn’t want to ask for directions (ugh, men!). So of course that was the FIRST thing I thought of when I received a request to do an ADVENTURE TIME cake. I remember my client specifically wrote, “have you heard of Adventure Time with Finn and Jake? Check it out. They are absolutely bizarre”. I love her little “warning”. I thought, how bizarre could it be? Surely I’ve seen stranger things in my days.
IT WAS THE WEIRDEST THING EVER! The storyline had so many tangents that even my multi-tasking, multi-storyline-following-ability of a spaghetti brain
couldn’t follow it! All the characters were a little strange and if I were to be asked to describe this show to someone, I don’t think I could.
Let me try.
This is Lady Rainicorn. She speaks Korean.
Adventure Time is a cartoon about Finn (a human boy) who goes around and does crazy things with Jake, his best friend and a dog who has magical powers to change shape and grow and shrink at will. They live in the post-apocalyptic Land of Ooo, which is established a thousand years after the Great Mushroom War where magic has returned to the world. Finn and Jake meet a bunch of interesting characters along the way including The Bubblegum Princess, the Ice King and lots of other weirdos. The setting is described as Candyland on the surface and ‘dark’ underneath… I guess that’s how they lure you in to the dark side! I was told that Finn’s girlfriend is the Bubblegum Princess but he is secretly in love with Lady Rainicorn which is part unicorn and part rainbow and only speaks Korean.
UMm… is this freaking you out by any chance? Anywhos… I just Wikipedia’d the info above. I shall stop reading. This is too confusing even for me. So you can understand how ‘interesting’ it was for me to put this cake together because it was just SO WEIRD! Do any of you watch this show with your kids? Is this even suitable for kids… ?!? I think the creators of this show has serious ADD and it somehow makes sense in his world
As STRANGE as this whole experience was for me, (so out of my Angry Birds comfort zone
), it was also a super fun “adventure” for me researching new concepts, designs and enlightening my work day!
When Natalie’s mom came to pick up the cake, she was SO happy and she told me that the first time they saw this show was in the Dominican and it was in SPANISH. I think this show is weird enough on its own… no need to mix foreign languages into it!
I can’t wait until my next “adventure”… what will it be?!