What’s better than a chic but pricey tabo (water dipper)? A cheap one filled with money, of course.
That’s what Filipino plastic manufacturer Orocan jokingly offered its customers yesterday as a response to the viral post of an expensive Muji-branded water dipper.
“This is your extraordinary bath dipper! Aside from its high-end design and divine-white color, its state-of-the-art handle gives you inner peace while scooping water. Only PHP365 (US$7.11). Comes with FREE PHP330.25 (US$6.43) of coins inside since this extraordinary dipper’s SRP (suggested retail price) is only PHP34.75 (US$.68),” its post reads in English and Filipino.
This comes with a photo of a white Orocan water dipper with coins inside.
This is your extraordinary bath dipper! Aside from its high-end design and divine-white color, its state-of-the-art…
For those who don’t quite get it, this is a cheeky response to a post by Japanese brand Muji who on Sunday advertised its water dipper in a Facebook post.
“This is not your ordinary bath dipper. Aside from its clean and simple design, the angle of its handle is designed to make it easier to scoop water with less weight on hand,” Muji wrote before stating that the product costs a whopping PHP365 (US$7.11).
This is not your ordinary bath dipper.Aside from its clean and simple design, the angle of its handle is designed to…
A tabo (aka water dipper) is a common household item in the Philippines that many uses while taking a bath or, er, washing their bum. It’s usually used to scoop out water from a bucket. Tabos are usually only around PHP40 (US$.78) and can even be bought in public markets, which is why many Filipinos found Muji’s version hilariously extra.
Many netizens shared it and commented about its price online but Orocan took it up a notch and used it as an opportunity to plug its own product. It seems to have worked because like the Muji Facebook post, their response has also gone viral. As of this article’s posting, it had 15,000 reactions, more than 5,000 shares, and 2,000 comments.
Netizens found it very funny and made their own jokes.
Facebook user @Eugene De Guzman called it “the kind of tabo that keeps on giving” and used the hashtag #blessed.
Nina Biik called the “war” the “Battle of the Dippers.”
Carlo Tolentino’s joke was a pun. He said: “This war is getting dipper and dipper.”
“This is what’s at the end of rainbows in the Philippines,” Ross Locsin Laccay said.
Netizen Gilbert Yu Gata posted a photo of a pretend tabo collaboration between Orocan and the streetwear brand Supreme.
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