Orangutan,一直有讀你的文章，看了幾個在美國的香港 blogger，開始模糊了，忘了你身在何方。不過看你寫到 洛杉磯，順帶問問那邊的火災情如何... (對不起有點離題)
Orangutan，當了您的讀者一段時間，不反對的話，想把您的網誌加到我的連結中。美國人的病態何止這些幸福的洋娃娃，還有那些小孩選美（即電影 Little Miss Sunshine 那種）。總覺得美國社會的浮誇源於沒有核心文化價值。
I was going to say that only the Americans could think of such "product extension", but on second thought, the antique doll houses that go back centuries in England were more or less the same thing isn't it? Little books and newspapers being made specially for little fake people to "read" in their sweet doll homes, and they even have tiny ragdolls for the little fake children (dolls in their own right) to play with in the playroom, and tea parties for the dolls to "socialise" with each other... And there are still collectors nowadays who go crazy over that sort of thing. It's not hard to imagine that, if 19th century rich aristocratic kids had hair salons in their days, then that would have been an addition to the doll house world too. I very much agree it's materialism gone insane, but unfortunately I think it's just a new manifestation of an age-old obsession. This kind of sick materialism just feels even creepier given the state of the world we're living in.
snowdrops: this is what we get when materialism runs amok. It happened before, and will continue to happen. My point is, when a society fails to see the fine line between affluence and decadence, it is probably on the verge of an implosion. How could one teach a 6 year old anything about moral values, right after popping a few hundred bucks for her little doll’s clothing and hairdo?