Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Papaya soap.

One of my favorite things about living in Bangkok is the abundance of fresh, delicious, inexpensive tropical fruit. Lately I've really grown addicted to the flavor of papaya in my morning muesli. So it's no wonder that I was drawn to this Likas Papaya soap. Bordeaux pointed it out to me today, as we glanced over a sidewalk table of toiletries in Banglamphu. The hot, retro graphics on the bright orange packaging only further sold me. It even smelled good! Now, if only it wasn't a skin whitening soap...

7 comments:

Felicia said...

Great shot and packaging. I was about to ask you to send me some soap, but then you dropped the "skin whitening" bomb. I love my brown skin just the way it is. Oh well!

Felicia said...

By the way, what camera do you use? what lens?
I have a Canon 350D that I bought for a great price here in Seoul. Going to get a wide angle lens this month.

Xander said...

Well, it says skin whitening on the package, though I have no idea if it really works. After all, it also says that it's both "classic" and "new" on the packaging. But I would be a little worried about using something on my skin that has the power to cause permanent bleaching (though, according to Thai advertisements, I'd be even more successful and fulfilled if I were ghostly white).

I use a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT that I've had for about two years. I usually use just the lens that came with it, though I also have a cheap telephoto I sometimes attach. -X

Felicia said...

Ah! We have the same camera, but here in Korea it's called the Kiss Digital N. I bought it used in Yongsan and I really like, it's light enough that I can carry around anywhere. I also use the lens that came with it, but am now jonesin' for a wide angle.

Thanks.

Flax said...

yes, "skin whitening" aspect aside, i was so excited when i read this because it makes up for your lack of apple shampoo for a "fall scent". haha...seems like a good substitute -- how "classic" and "new"! ;)

ASD said...

Ah, yes, I remember when I was in Vietnam and wondered why all the women wore gloves in the warm weather- but to keep their skin light, of course. Meanwhile Americans prefer the burnt to a crisp tan look. Funny how we all want what we don't have. . . Very cool packaging though!

Anonymous said...

Likas Papaya is produced from the Philippines :) effective whitening soap.