Elastic Phenomenon

There’s some kind of a rubber band craze now, among children particularly, and this loom band thing found its way to my home even if I’ve spent zero pesos on it. Somebody gifted my kid…for it’s the “in” thing.


One can really gauge the hit factor of something through the viral way of it’s being replicated. It doesn’t matter to the masses if it’s the Rainbow Loom or an imitation loom. What matters to most are the acquisition of these colorful tiny rubber bands, and the pleasure of weaving these into jewelry, and accessorizing one self of this DIY stuff… for that’s the “in” thing.


Street vendors sell the rubber bands at 50 pesos per 50 grams



4 responses to “Elastic Phenomenon

  1. dustfinger7 July 20, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    This reminds me of a “craze” we had in the U.S. involving animal shaped “silly bandz” a couple years ago. It was “the newest fad” for kids to even high schoolers…before they started snapping and the company tanked. Then…it was the elastic braid bracelets. I wonder how long these will last?

  2. makadto July 20, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Maybe a bit longer than silly bandz. With loom bands kids can create more stuff other than bracelets such as cellphone pouch. Sort of knitting stuff but elastic. I see moms wearing the creations of their kids and proud of it. Rainbow Loom is being marketed as an educational toy but I also read somewhere that it’s being banned by a school in Europe because it’s distracting according to them

  3. dustfinger7 July 22, 2014 at 12:11 am

    That does sound at least more versatile than Silly Banz. On the other hand, it’s quite ironic that any toy, particularly an “educational” one, is blacklisted along with cellphones and fireworks!

  4. makadto July 22, 2014 at 7:32 am

    dustfinger7 ironic indeed


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