Its Krrunch Time, Get Playful

Remember the good old days as a kid when you had to actually WAIT by the house phone to get calls and “mobile phones” were the size of a car battery?

old mobile phone

Cell phones, the Internet, (insert 21st century invention) has made everything a lil’ bit impersonal, but I bet our grandparents said the very same thing about the 19th century too. ;)

Now think back to when you were a little kid, doing stuff kids back then do, like talking to your sister in the other room with good old string and paper cups.

paper cup telephone

Yes, I got along better with my sis when we were kids.

I kinda miss that bit.

I happen to live in an apartment that is chock full of students and I can hear distinctively female voices coming from the next unit (that is apparently the master bedroom shared by at least four girls, or so I deduce) which is separated from my bedroom by a 1 foot thick wall.

It’s really hard for me to sleep at night so I like to turn off the monitor, lie there in the dark and think.

One day I had this bright idea to recreate the chatting escapades of my youth. You know how every little project is Krrunch when you’re a kid with a hyperactive imagination? I wanted to recreate the innocence of childhood too. I decided to make PCTN (Paper Cup Telephone a.k.a. two cups and a string) with Pringles cans!

Its Krrunch Time, Get Playful

You will need:
Two (2) Pringles cans
String
Needles

1. Eat the Pringles.
2. Thread the string through the needle and use it to pierce the bottom of the empty Pringles can and knot it.
3. Repeat with the other Pringles can.

pringles convert

Now for this to work the string must be taut and in a straight line so some improvisations in posture might be necessary.

I dangled one side out of the window, and hollered at my neighbors to pick it up.

pringles listening

They didn’t. I have no doubt there was much talk that night about the “crazy guy next door”.

It’s Krrunch Time, Get Playful!

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16 thoughts on “Its Krrunch Time, Get Playful”

  1. chris: Haha! I have no doubt about that buddy. Good thing I’m moving next month. ;)
    Kelvin Tan: LOL! I don’t know, I hollered and one of the girls poked her head out, followed by another and I was promptly ignored. =D
    chefmel: T_T
    It’s not ganas, I was concentrating. :)

  2. Heck, I’d be scared to death if an unidentified male neighbour did that. If it’s up to me, the police would be knocking on your door in an hour time. ;)
    If you wanna chat with the gals next door, just get their phone #.

  3. HB, can’t help but kept on looking at that Pringle container. That a flavor I never try before. I try contacting company regarding if they ever will have in states.
    I do like basil and have a basil plant in my garden use for cooking and making pesto.

  4. that reminds me of my uncle’s Ericsson HOTLINE – huge phone but damn . . .when it rings . . .everyone is gaping . . .lolz

  5. I thought you have to pull the string tight and straight to be able to hear?…Just put a tin on the wall and your ear on it, you’ll be able to hear all the talking next door… Oops!!! Hahahahahaha!!!!

  6. Cheers: Haha! I am quite annoyed by them actually, they are now having a conversation with the people TWO FLOORS up. Shouting. :S
    This is a very noisy apartment due to the students, I can’t wait to move in November! =D
    hitomi: It’s good! Being young at heart. ;)
    Old is overrated, you always want to be old when you’re young, but when you’re old, you’ll give anything to be young again. :(
    Jeff: Haha! They’re a bit too young for me. The girls two floors up is trying to start a conversation with me too. Dammit. It’s tooo noisy! Or maybe I’m getting old. :(
    Erica: I think this one is a new flavor. They have different ones for different countries. :)
    foodcrazee: Yeah, my uncle (who is a truck driver) had one of them things too back in the days. It’s essential for them due to the job scope. :)
    suituapui: Haha! Ya, you have to pull the string tight…however, for it to be a two way conversation, the cup on the wall thing doesn’t work. ;)
    jg: Yup, not just timber people, long haul truck drivers too. :)

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