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Friday, August 01, 2008

Theme Day - "Metal" : The Made in Singapore Iron.

Today's Theme Day again. The Daily Photo bloggers round the world who are participating in the theme day will publish something related to "metal". It's open to interpretation and some might come with with Rock Music, etc.

Well, thinking of something related to this country I am staying in now, I chose the "Iron". It's a type of metal, and it is also a household product.

The Philips Iron I believe is a product of the Philips Innovation Campus in Singapore. The global production of irons are based in Singapore. This is the model that I am using. Are you using a Philips Iron? Check if it's made in Singapore.




Join the rest of my fellow Daily Photo bloggers around the world. Check out how they interpret the theme. Photos might display at different time of the day depending on their time zone.


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UK by Marley, Chennai, India by Ram N, Chesapeake (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Cincinnati, USA by Erik Laursen, City of the Blue Mountains, Australia by Richard, Corsicana (TX), USA by Lake Lady, East Gwillimbury, Canada by Your EG Tour Guide, Edinburgh, UK by Dido, Edmonton (AL), Canada by , Evry, France by Olivier, Folkestone, UK by Piskie, Forks (WA), USA by Corinne, Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA by Gigi, Gabriola, Canada by Snapper, Geneva (IL), USA by Kelly, Greenville (SC), USA by Denton, Grenoble, France by Bleeding Orange, Gun Barrel City (TX), USA by Lake Lady, Hamilton, New Zealand by Sakiwi, Hampton (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Haninge, Sweden by Steffe, Hanoi, Vietnam by Jérôme, Helsinki, Finland by Kaa, Hobart, Australia by Greg, Hyde, UK by Gerald, Hyde, UK by Old Hyde, Jackson (MS), USA by Halcyon, Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005, Jerusalem, Israel by Esther, Kansas City (MO), USA by Cate B, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin, Kyoto, Japan by Tadamine, Lakewood (OH), USA by 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Netherlands by Ineke, Rouen, France by Bbsato, Saigon, Vietnam by Simon, Saint Louis (MO), USA by Strangetastes, Saint Paul (MN), USA by Kate, Salem (OR), USA by jill, Salt Lake City (UT), USA by atc, San Antonio (TX), USA by Kramer, San Diego (CA), USA by Felicia, San Francisco (CA), USA by PFranson, Schenectady (NY), USA by Buck, Seattle (WA), USA by Kim, Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck, Seguin (TX), USA by Thien, Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound, Sequim (WA), USA by Eponabri, Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia, Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa, Sharon (CT), USA by Jenny, Singapore, Singapore by Zannnie, Singapore, Singapore by Keropok, Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia, South Pasadena (CA), USA by Laurie, Springfield (IL), USA by Aubrey, Stanwood (WA), USA by MaryBeth, Stavanger, Norway by Tanty, Stayton (OR), USA by Celine, Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo, Stouffville, Canada by Ken, Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC, Suffolk (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Sunshine Coast, Australia by bitingmidge, Sydney, 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31 comments:

magiceye said...

Good representation of the theme!

Virginia said...

I am "old school" , I love to iron. I will buy this brand next if you can convince me it is the BEST!

Kuanyin Moi said...

Yeh, great to know where Phillips are made! I prefer drip-dry. :-)

• Eliane • said...

A good choice for theme day, snapping a quick pic between two shirts. ;)
So I checked: Black&Decker, made in Mexico. At least now I know! ;)
Happy August!

USelaine said...

A nice photo, even if I avoid ironing when at all possible. Have you ever visited the Extreme Ironing Bureau?

Jilly said...

A great choice linking the Philips iron to Singapore. who would ever have known. Now, when I iron (as little as possible!) I'll think of you!

Sally said...

LOL! Great idea. I will check as soon as I get home (but I try to have as little interaction with these beasts as possible!) :-)

Sydney Daily Photo

~tanty~ said...

Hehe, very original and yes I use Philips Iron :)

Joy said...

That's a good take on the theme!

Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comments. Happy theme day!

joy

Hyde DP said...

I thought Philips was a French firm, but then most European firms do the actually manuacturing in the Far East these days.

As for ironing we've totally given up - bought a new one about eight years ago, used it once or twice - gave it to charity shop four months ago along with the ironing board.

Drip-dry is good enough for us tramps.

Keropok Man said...

Hyde DP,

Philips is a dutch firm :-)

But it makes it stuff everywhere in the world. Even for its bulbs, in Singapore we can get the ones made in Holland and the ones made in China.



Hi all,
Everyone seems to love drip-drying. But don't you have to iron your shirts or skirts? :-)

Jazzy said...

=) unexpected choice Keropok... mine is Rowenta and made in Germany!
happy august theme day!

Sally said...

Mine is a Sunbeam - Australian owned, made in China. Australia barely has a manufacturing industry any more.

marley said...

Original interpretation of the theme! I like the photo but I don't like doing the ironing!

Sometimes I don't, sometimes I do said...

Hahahaha, good one!! I've a Philips iron, too - and now I have to get up and check where it was made.....hmmmmm.... India! But normally we have someone picking up our clothes to iron and return within a day....talk about laziness! ;)

Josy said...

Yes, some of my clothes have to be ironed, but I avoid wearing those garments whenever possible!

(I am one of the worst ironers in the state, I think.. I always manage to iron unwanted creases INTO my shirts, and it takes me over 20 minutes [per shirt] to do so!)

I'm more familiar with Philips's audio equipment--I didn't know they made irons. Very neat that your appliance was made so close to home. :)

D.C. Confidential said...

Good choice! I love the smell of freshly ironed clothes and the feel of a well-pressed shirt.

Happy Theme Day!

Janet

Halcyon said...

An obvious, but interesting choice!

I'm not sure what brand of iron I have, but I do think the one I had in France was Phillips. It was quite a good one too.

Lessie said...

Very neat idea for today's theme. I will have to look at mine!

Denton said...

An interesting selection ... I'll have to ask my wife what model of iron we use ... With our use of wrinkle guard cycle on our dryer that and the services of a dry cleaner, I can not remember the last time I saw our iron being used.
Denton from Greenville and the Daily Photo Map.

Olivier said...

bravo, c'est vraiment très original, très bonne idée.

bravo, it's really very original, very good idea.

slim said...

I like your wrinkle on today's theme ;) Rowenta (made in Mexico) is the iron that I don't use very often.

Ming the Merciless said...

Can you iron some shirts for me while you have the iron out? :-)

I used to iron my own shirts for years -- it's one of the few chores I don't mind doing.

Now I send all my dress shirts to the laundramat and have it washed and ironed (perfectly).

babooshka said...

I do hate ironing, but it's an good choice.

Anu said...

Great choice for the theme day!
This proves that sometimes we just need to look around a little, and maybe we get the perrfect photo.
Here in Mumbai, we have 'presswalas' which means 'Iron wala or Iron man', who collect clothes for ironing from our homes every morning, and deliver them back, the next morning. But almost every home has an iron and ironing table.
Happy Theme Day!

Ben said...

Cool (or hot?).
It's mostly mad with a plastic and some iron has a ceramic instead of a metal plate. Well, I like your wit!

Mockingbird said...

Cool iron. Can shoot water from its base-plate :p

Benita said...

Hello, Mr Keropokman. I wonder why you chose the brand PHILIPS in particular. Heh heh heh. I wonder!

Keropok Man said...

Benita,
because that is the name of the Iron I use? LOL....

Keropok Man said...

Thanks all for dropping by and leaving comments too! ;-)

Anonymous said...

My Philips iron also made in Singapore. I used about 16 years and still in good condition. Singaporean made items are good quality.