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There was only one thing Stinky was afraid of, and that was being stuck in one place forever. He was an adventurer, a traveler, a resident of the world. He wanted to explore the world – the more he saw, the more he wanted to see (if you get his drift).
So how does this compare to all of you? All of you who are young at heart, have you ever felt as though you haven’t seen enough? I know I do. When you think about it, the only thing that stops you from doing it is… you! Please don’t get me wrong. We don’t condone irresponsibility. But what we want is to let you know that some things that seem so far out of reach are well within grasp. Put your mind to it, plan, and execute.
Excuse our ramblings, they’re just random thoughts. If it does inspire you to do something different, let us know how you go. Take care.
by Stinkyposted in Colour Me In
I think that out of all the activities Stinky likes, he like water sports the best. There’s hardly a moment where he does not mention ‘the time he went snorkelling’. We hope that you like this picture, and hope you have fun colouring it in!We’ve also decided that we wanted to make things a little more interesting. We want you to show us how well you colour in. Mummies and daddies, we hope you encourage your kids to participate. Please download a copy of our image, have your kids colour it in, and simply post a picture of it on Facebook and tag us. We will then pick one lucky winner and send them their very own Stinky The Pig plush toy. Be creative and colourful kids!And for you grown ups out there, here is the link to the original story!And for you grown ups out there, here is the link to the original story!If you’re proud enough to show off you kids colouring in skills, feel free to share it with us on Facebook or via email info@stinkythepig,comHave fun!
In a world where flying donkeys and speedy sloths roam, a world where things out of the ordinary seemed more familiar than a hot bread shop on a street corner – a wormhole appeared that dropped a round package and closed up immediately after. It rolled and it struggled for reasons unbeknownst to many yet it did not alarm anyone or anything because the peculiar reigned supreme and what you may deem ordinary did not exist. It stretched for life and upon its mission of uncurling and unfolding; there appeared Stinky as bright and joyous as ever. Talk about your grand entrances.
‘I can’t believe I made it’ said Stinky.
Stinky had been researching the theory of warped time, dimensions within dimensions and the exploration of realms within realms. What does this all mean? Well, it means that we may need to do some more research ourselves. Needless to say, Stinky was cleaver enough to figure something out and eventually made it to this old (because it most probably already existed) but new (because no one has ever seen it) place. There’s a lesson for you kids out there – STUDY HARD! Sorry for straying, let’s get back to the story. He pulled out a little notebook (because smartphones make us less smart) and started reading through some of his notes and double checking his calculations.
‘I think I know where I went wrong. I accidentally put an O instead of a 0’ (Side note for context: Stinky calls an 0 just like he would call an O)
A man walked by casually carrying his head in his hands all the while balancing his shopping bags on his shoulders. There was no reason to be alarmed because if the man on the other side of the road was walking with his arms and juggling his head with his feet, then it would be perfectly alright for Stinky to assume that this guy was as normal as can be. Stinky stood there trying to act as inconspicuous as possible yet still managed to catch the attention of this passerby.
‘So what brings you here’ asked the head that was cradled to a chest (Stinky assumed the body that was carrying the head did not steal it).
‘Well long story short, I’m not meant to be here. I accidentally put an O instead of an 0… well basically I used the wrong O… I mean 0’ replied Stinky.
‘You got it!’
‘I get it now’
They stood there eye to eye (this was only made possible because the head was not where it normally is in the normal world). Both a little confused but Stinky was overwhelmed that this stranger knew his exact dilemma. The man rolled his eyes (using his hands to move his head in a circular ‘don’t you doubt me punk’ motion) and walked away mumbling to himself. Stinky waved the man goodbye and started amending the formula on his notepad.
‘So if I erase this O and replace it with an 0, and then change this O to an 0…’
Stinky was instantaneously transported back into the real world. He was glad to be back. He put his notepad back into his pocket and went back home to perfect the formula to travel to the place he wanted. In the meantime, he was happy to be back in a place where pigs casually walked around on the street, talking to strangers about life, pigs having notepads and pockets and the best thing that ever existed was good old pumpkin pie.
Some of you who follow us on Facebook may have seen us post a couple of clues recently. We purposely made it a little vague because we didn’t want to give too much away. But if you are on the ball, you may have already realised we were talking about Paris. No, no… you are not seeing things. Stinky visited Paris! It almost makes me feel a little jealous knowing that Stinky had the opportunity to visit the City of Love before any of us. It almost seems a little farfetched seeing as though our vision is to spread love and happiness.
Here are some photos our friends sent us. Can you believe that is the actual Eiffel Tower? Just one word… awesome!
Hello from Singapore
Just wanted to pop a quick note from super humid Singapore! I know it is one of my choice destinations when I think of quick getaways. It is a lovely country that embraces multiculturalism and its many associated cuisines. Unfortunately, Stinky did not join me on this trip however, he has been sent on a secret mission to… wait for it… the United Kingdom! Who knows what he will get up to there but as soon as we find out, we will definitely let you know.
by Stinkyposted in Stories
The rain was torrential, bucketing down as though a thousand of them were held by giant sun-haters, pouring its watery contents onto the ground. The skies were some sort of grey – not quite dark grey but a few shades short of it. In this land things happened suddenly, much like non-committal traffic lights who never seem to choose a colour it likes. There were many names bestowed upon this place but no one ever thought to ask the inhabitants what it was called. Some yelled ‘HELL!’ whilst others named it the Abyss. Some called it Hades but they didn’t know that that was actually the name of my distant cousin – a big personality yes, but not big enough to have the place named after him. To most people, it is the netherworld. It’s all a big load of waffles… chocolate waffles I think. If anyone would have asked me, rather than run screaming all sorts of hurtful words at me, I would have told them that most of us call this place Home.
Not many people come to visit. And for those that do, they don’t seem to want to stay very long. They make up all these excuses why they should go back. They even promise to not do certain evil deeds again. I try to explain to them that it takes time to get used to. I tell them that there’s beauty in exploding rocks and molten lava, unending quakes and fissures because beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But does anyone ever believe me? We can leave this as a rhetorical question. So you may have heard about me when I appeared in a cool story a while back. I think I played the role well but it was a shame they gave me only a few lines. And did I mention how they stereotypically made me as the bad guy? Me? The bad guy? Come on! I do charity work for goodness… or should I say badness sake? And no one seems to believe that I was born a tomato lover. I think my parents ate them so much that it made my skin the same colour. I’m not complaining ok.
So yesterday Grim came over wanting some ice. My jaw dropped to the floor as my trident slipped from my grasp and fell on my foot. I jumped and yelled as though some small, round, red, evil-looking piglet was jumping and yelling. We stared at each other not knowing what to say after seeing such a boisterous performance by yours truly.
‘Why, may I ask, DO YOU NEED ICE FOR?’ I asked politely.
‘Tea. Lemon. Lemon tea. But I would much prefer ice lemon tea. And you know how ice lemon tea just ain’t ice lemon tea without… where was I? Oh yeah that’s right! Would you happen to have some ice?
‘Surely you haven’t been living in a fireball for the last 10 eons. When was the last time anyone here had any ice?’
‘Oh yeah that’s right. Silly me. No wonder this ice lemon tea never tasted any good’
After that he didn’t speak a single word. He flipped his dark black hood (it’s a type of black that when a pack of ordinary black colours walk by point and say ‘Damn! Ive never seen something that black before’) over his head, whistled the latest One Direction song and made his way back to his house. Neighbours are funny sometimes. You live next to them for so long that you never really get to understand them. Once I saw Grim drink but for some reason it made his face wet. Go figure.
I’m going to sign off here. I just wanted to give you a little introduction to the place I call Home. If you put aside the screaming and yelling, it really is a wonderful place. Hey! Do you reckon they would cast me in another Stinky the Pig story? Really? Wow, you’re way too generous. But don’t go too far. I’ll be back to tell you more about me, my family and everything else there is to know!
Ok so the last post I mentioned that I went to the aquarium in Osaka to see whale sharks. Wow, just thinking about them now just makes me filled with all sorts of happy stuff. So you might be wondering ‘where were all the photos hey?’ I have to scrounge around and find the best ones to post because taking clear photos through 30cm perspex is kind of hard. Here are the best ones we could find!
Whale sharks weren’t the only form on sea life in the aquarium though. Stinky took a photo in front of a creepy looking king crab. It almost looks as though he went on holidays to another planet. The sad thing about the whole experience was knowing that many forms of sea life are dwindling in numbers due to over fishing and reckless forms of fishing such as dredging and the use of explosives. Some people would even tell you that the health of the oceans is a reflection of the health of the land. Having said all this, I’m not even sure how we can contribute toward keeping the oceans thriving. Maybe this is something I need to read up on and learn more about.
So that is all for this week. Stay tuned for an interesting story in next week’s post. Take care!
Hey guys. It has been exactly one week since departing from Sydney so let us recap on some of the places I have been so far. First stop was Singapore. I know what you’re all thinking. You must be saying ‘again?’ so my answer in response to your question (that I made up) is ‘why not?’ Answering a question with a question is probably the most distasteful thing to do but it’s the best I have so please excuse my lack of creativity. It was hot as usual but not as hot as it was when I was there in April. I didn’t really do much other than walk around. When I travel I like to immerse myself into the local culture so I try my utmost to blend in. I don’t carry around a camera, I don’t walk around with a bag and most importantly I do not do what 90% of the other tourists do. I only spent a couple of days there because I tried my best to squeeze in a shop stopover in Hong Kong prior returning to my home away from home (well that’s what it feels like anyway).
Hong Kong was humid and hot and rainy. It was a good excuse to go around town shopping. But much to my dismay, I didn’t find a single thing I wanted to buy. It was kind of disappointing given that fact that my sole purpose in HK was to shop. But nonetheless, I still had a good time going head to head with the local rudeness, shooing away the salespeople trying to tailor make me a suit and making the most of my Octopus Card. So after a quick 2 days I was on my way to my favourite place in the universe. It was only a short 1.5 hour flight but as we ascended into the storm ridden clouds, I experienced the worst turbulence of my life. I literally held onto my seat and tightened my usually loose seatbelt. Fifteen minutes later, the turbulence subsided and I continued to live life without fearing death (lol).
I’m in Taipei at the moment but I did get the opportunity the other day to go down south and visit a couple of friends of mine. This time I did not give them any warning and surprised them at their shop. But the spontaneity of this sort of died when I arrived and they were out to lunch. I sat like a homeless man (albeit with good shoes) in front of their shop on one of the main roads and waited. They eventually arrived and we had a good time catching up. Coming back to this country really makes me realise how much I connect with everything here. I keep telling myself that one time during my life, I need to move here and live here and learn more about this place I have fell in love with. I know it’s not Sydney – some streets smell, the weather is terrible, no blue skies, traffic is chaotic but there is a unique beauty in all of these aspects. I don’t want to go home…
I will leave it here for now and will write more about my time in Taiwan next week. For now, please take care.
Hey guys. It’s been a while since Stinky has traveled the world and there could be a high possibility that he finds himself on yet another plane to another distant land. But this time we might keep it tight lipped and let it be secretive a little while longer. To be honest, when I was a little kid, I would dream about taking off on a plane – regardless of the destination. Travelling was quite expensive and we had the hard task of surviving ten to twelve hour bus trips just to get to another state. Now that we live in a world of budget airlines and competition, we the consumer, are the ultimate beneficiaries of low prices. It really does put a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘The world’s the limit’.
But we are still mindful that there are also those that do not have the luxury of travelling, let alone having any time off. They strive to provide for their loved ones to the best of their ability and in turn sacrifice all self-indulgence. To all those hard workers out there, we just want to say ‘thanks’. We’ll leave it here for now. In the meantime stay safe and be well!