Monday, August 20, 2007

Could You Live Without China?

During my younger years, Japanese made goods flooded my house literally - Hitachi fridge, Sony TV, Sony audio player & Sanyo air-cond, rice cooker.

But nowadays, anything could have came in from China even the Japanese products/goods - my Nikon digital camera, Harmon Kardon pc speaker, Sony Ericsson mobile phone's power adaptor, Nokia mobile phone's power adaptor, HP office laptop, mouse, Altec Lansing pc microphone, pc webcam, slow cooker, remote control car, chopsticks, stapler, birthday candles, normal batteries, small TV antenna and most of the items being displayed in the cabinet.

What about your home?

There is this author, Sara Bongiorni and her family, who tried to live without China. Did her family succeed? They tried it out in 2005 and noted down their life for that year and out came a book entitled "A Year Without Made in China".
Summary - at the end of the year, the family was relieved it was over....haha. They found it difficult to avoid, their life was nothing close to normal and too time consuming in seeing their labels each time. It could be part of Fear Factor too as without those China made goods, our life could be quite inconvenient.



Blogger BarrettLaurie said...

Hey there Johnny! That is really interesting! I don't pay that much attention to a lot of the everyday products that I buy! Great post! Keep it up!

20 August, 2007 15:11  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

it got me looking at the number of products that i have from china itself after those debacles

20 August, 2007 23:12  
Blogger Convivialdingo said...

It's actually quite amazing - in the early ninties it started with shoes and T-Shirts. In less than 15 years they're making airplane wings, Microprocessors, TFT/LCD and other amazing innovations.

I'm not a fan of the political situation there - but I do admire their ingenuity and hard labor.

21 August, 2007 02:06  
Anonymous jane said...

wah, really wonder how they did it.. a year without china. whats the pointttt anyway =P don mind me flooding ur comment, wahahah i'm TOO FREE!

21 August, 2007 15:24  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

the author has to go thru it in order to have some results so that that she cld write abt her experience in her latest book. no problem with the flooding - u r most welcome

21 August, 2007 16:14  

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