Saturday, November 27, 2010

the polar bears have swum their way to Long John Silvers

gotta check this out if you:
  • love the white fluffy polar bears
  • are a huge fan of coca cola and all things coke
  • enjoy Long John Silvers
i haven't stepped into a Long John Silvers restaurant for the longest time. in fact i think i can count with one hand, the total number of times i've ever had food there. by fast food standards, it's actually not a bad place but somehow it just never comes up to the top of my list even when I do crave some fast food *shrugs*. i have to admit though, i do kinda like their salty crispy fries, the coleslaw and the extra crunchy flour bits they throw in whenever you order fried stuff :)

this evening, i passed by a Long John Silvers restaurant after running some errands, wasn't thinking of getting anything there but the promotional pullup banner at the entrance stopped me in my tracks. it said - purchase any combo meal, upsize your drink, and get one of the featured coca-cola-branded stuffed polar bears for only S$1.80! :) yea, i know... i really don't need another stuffed toy, but the picture of those cute little palm-size wintery white fluffy bears with their festive red scarf, fleece hat and coca cola bottle in hand, just made it so hard to resist, you know? hehe. so i succumbed and walked right into the restaurant... figured i could have a mango fish wrap combo for dinner anyway.

just look at him, isn't he super uber adorable? wouldn't you be tempted if you saw it too? ;)
promotion started today (27 nov), one new bear each week.... so hurry down to your nearest branch, and collect all 4!

Monday, November 08, 2010

the 'unhappy meal' in San Francisco

looks like kids growing up in San Francisco will never know what a happy meal really is anymore :P

McDonald's slams San Francisco ban on Happy Meals

honestly, i do remember very fondly of my childhood Mcdonald's (singapore) toys - the tiny muppets dolls, the annual lunar new year animal characters, cartoon figurines, ronald mcdonald and friends etc. wow... i guess it must be a miracle i'm not obese by now :P

i'd have to agree though, that most kids don't really associate the big fat yellow 'M' with the 'high-calorie', 'too much fat and sugar' food it serves; it is the FREE toy that most definitely does the magic, or at least the aspiration of going to McDonald's (just like when Mummy steps into a Louis Vuitton or
Gucci store for the first time). i remember when my nephew turned two, he could excitedly call out 'McDonald's' whenever we drove pass the big yellow sign... and that's even before anyone ever took him to one. i wondered where on earth did he get all that excitement and knowledge of McDonald's from, and then he said, "i want that toy on the TV!"

yup, sometimes even Auntie Celest wants some of those toys too.
remember the hello kitty extra value meal craze many years ago? uh huh, 'happy meals' are definitely not for-kids-only.

does it make you wonder now...
if you took your child to McDonald's, and gave him/her two options:
(i) a happy meal with healthy fruits and vegetables AND a free toy, or
(ii) a super tasty, crispy deep-fried, 300% salt and fat overloaded 'unhappy meal' with NO toy

which do you think his/her choice would be?

M.A.C. - a tartan tale

i'm usually on the fence with M.A.C cosmetics. i know there is a huge fan following for M.A.C., making sure that all limited edition new collections get snapped up within days or even hours of their launch, but for me, M.A.C. is usually a hit or miss, and i always still have my soft spot for stila, too faced, Paul & Joe and such... what can i say, i'm a packaging kind of girl, the makeup has to look pretty in the palette before i can be convinced that it'll look pretty on me :)

M.A.C. launches a new collection every month or so, they're usually very bold and loud, hardly my cup of tea. once in a while though, i do get attracted and even tempted by some of their whimsical, mod-style collections.... just like its current Tartan Tale collection, totally spot on for me! gosh, shall i make a trip down to CK Tangs this evening? ;) wonder if there's anything left...

a tartan tale
We're telling a slightly twisted Tartan Tale to celebrate holiday, in all its posh, punk, ancestral, anarchic, noble and naughty glory. Royal and raunchy, colours and patterns collide, fantasies come true, punk fairies take flight with enchanted new looks. Be transformed! (abstract from

gee, i'm so loving these... the scottish checked prints and crest on the cases/pouches are soo pretty! ooh tempting tempting tempting :P

view more gorgeous pics. here: