Last week I went to one of the local Asian markets with my friend, Stinky. Of course this was a good chance to scout around for quality engrish, score some Men’s Pocky, and try out a new, refreshing beverage from a far-away land. This is the story of one such beverage.
Actually it’s a very short story. As I’ve stated before, I will drink anything blue. Blue is the most refreshing flavour known to man and beast. So I purchased a blue soft drink at this Asian marquet. I must assume it’s a soda. I really have no idea. The glass bottle is kinda shaped like an alien, and there’s a palm tree on the front. I can’t read the chicken scratch that’s all over it, so between the language and the rest of the bottle, I am forced to assume that this was left in the store by aliens from some tropical planet. Oh, via Maspeth, NY. There is a sticker with distribution/nutritional information in English…
Here’s the problem though: I can’t get the bottle open. There was a perforated plastic cover, but after removing it I was left with some sort of Yaponese puzzle. There’s a removable plastic cap, with some sort of tube down the center of it. The top of the bottle itself is covered in a blue plastic cap, with a glass bubble in the centre. I’m thoroughly confused. And of course now I’m convinced that this will be the most pleasurable (wrong word?) beverage of all time, so I must find a way to access this sweet nectar of the stars.
See the following pictures:
So I’m essentially looking for suggestions as to how I should go about opening this.