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The last bit of moisturiser wasted.

Friday, September 27, 2013

I prefer tubes to tubs because there is less exposure of the content to air. However, I really dislike how some of the content will go to waste.



Side. How to squeeze anymore?

If this were a plastic tube, I would have cut the tube in half to get the last bit of moisturiser left in it. This is, however, a metal tube.

Oh, well.

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Solace said...

Haha AK,

i realised you have the same habits as me. i will also cut tube into half to get the contents out.

Try a good strong scissors, invest in one of there is a sale :) That should do the tricks.

AK71 said...

Hi Solace,

With metal tubes, I think I will let it go. LOL. Don't want to take the risk. Flattened the tube already. Prying it open after cutting the tube in half is going to be a bit risky. I have a fear of sharp edges. ;p

coconut said...

wah lan ah!!

what a talent wasted, come to trading and help me squeeze more money out from the market le!

AK71 said...

Hi coconut,

I just read in between the lines! You good! LOL.

Yes, make more money from trading and I wouldn't have to be so giam siap as to squeeze out every last dollop of moisturiser, right?

I think I am too old to change. :(

coconut said...

why need to change?

just trade as though you are squeezing that tube of yours. apply force on all front if possible.

fundalmental are the same.

AK71 said...

Way too cheem! I will have to meditate on this one, coconut!

Oh, dear. Sounds like work. -.-"

Ray said...

use a scissors, cut the tube somewhere below where the moisturizer are then squeeze out from the cut part.

AK71 said...

Hi Ray,

Eeeee.... Sounds like sharp edges. I am going to pass on this one. -.-"

coconut said...

what kind of moisturizer it is? can we suck it out?

if can, i think its the best way haha.

AK71 said...

Today's weather not bad hor? Coconut should go for a walk this evening...


Willie Lim said...

Not sure whether you guys may remember an old SBC show call Ko Pi Oo where there was a father who is a miser. I think the show was about 25 years ago.

This father got a son whose toothpaste was finishing and the son was about to throw it away, citing it can't be squeeze anymore. The father rebuked him and took the toothpaste and squeeeeze but nothing came out.

As the son laughed at him, this father took a hammer and hammered on the toothpaste and yes, some drops of toothpaste appear.

The father told the son: "See? Still have! Dont waste! Youngsters nowadays..."

AK, not sure whether you want to try the hammer approach...

AK71 said...

Hi Willie,

Ahem, are you implying that I am a miser? This is a sad day for me. -.-"

Thanks for the suggestion but in order to try the method, I would have to buy a hammer first. Nah. ;p

Spencer Chua said...

Use a ear bud... Sure you can have a last bit of the good thing...

AK71 said...

Hi Spencer,

Oh, but that has cotton wool. This gave me an idea though. I have plenty of disposable chopsticks and toothpicks at home. LOL. Thanks! :)

Unknown said...


AK71 said...

Hi unknown,

Wow! It looks like a miniature torture device! Scary!

Singapore Man of Leisure said...


Suck it out like the ice-pack of our youth?

Wait. This is not the ew, ew part yet.

With the moisturizer on the tip of your tongue, what you going to do next...

OK now,


talesteller said...

Haha AK, I always cut my toothpaste tube in half too!

AK71 said...


I have always suspected that you and coconut are kindred spirits. LOL! Looks like I am right. ;p

AK71 said...

Hi talesteller,

Waste not, want not! Good on you! :D

Ivanp said...

Hi AK,

Here's what I do - find a pair of chop sticks and use them to crimp the flat end of the tube, one on top of the other. Then you roll the sticks like how you would open luncheon meat cans. I do it with tooth paste all the times ;)


AK71 said...

Hi Ivan,

Wow! You must have strong fingers to manipulate chopsticks like that. Sounds viable. Thanks. :)

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