✦ Hello Kitty Bubbly World
Today I am going to share about Mcdonald's latest campaign, Hello Kitty Bubbly World!
( I'm not affiliated with Mcdonald's in any way)
There are a total of 6 designs of Hello Kitty dressing up as a fellow Sanrio friend. This campaign is currently only available in Singapore. Hello Kitty fans can choose to purchase a collector set from Mcdonald's online store, or directly from Mcdonald outlets. The collector set has been on sale since 23 April 2014 while the individual purchases will only available on the 28th April 2014 onwards.
For individual purchases - the plush is available at $4.95 with every purchase of an Extra Value Meal.
For more details, please visit Mcdonald's online store.
I am a pretty hardcore Hello Kitty fan but I've decided not to purchase this collector set because I don't need no certificate, lol. It is pretty expensive too! It will be cheaper if you purchase them individually... <-- struggling young adult
Let's take a look at all the characters!!
Available from 28th April - 4th May
This is my favourite out of all 6 designs!
Available from 5th May - 11th May
Available from 12th May - 18th May
Available from 19th May - 25th May
This is my second favourite!!
Available from 26th May - 1st June
(Look at his little beak and top hat, awwww)
Available from 2nd June - End of campaign
I am so excited for this campaign~ I hope I am able to collect them all! (o＾▽＾o)ノﾟ
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✦ Snoopy cup noodles
The past few days I've been busy because I started working! I manage to get the job that I want~ Right now it is only a casual job so I am working part time. It is at a Japanese fashion store~
Today I'm going to share my Snoopy cup noodles that I got from Universal Studios Japan! It cost the same price as the Sesame Street cup noodles, which I unfortunately forgot the exact price of (less than ¥1000). The set also comes in a set of 4 mini-sized cup noodles.
I don't think these are limited edition/seasonal so you might still find them exclusively at Universal Studios Japan. I bought these in September 2013.
In Japan, it is all about the packaging and presentation... Look at their packaging! (☆ｗ☆)
Only in Japan you can see adorable packages of instant noodles. They can make anything look adorable, seriously.
(Photo of the lid was somehow inverted! Sorry about that)
This time I only ate a cup because it was enough for a midnight snack.
These are the dry ingredients:
...And I have forgotten to take a photo after it was cooked, lol.
This was more delicious than the Sesame Street one. This taste like chicken noodles while Sesame Street noodles tasted like unsalted soy sauce... if that was possible.
Not forgetting Snoopy and Woodstock fishcake omergerddd! ♡(0^□^0)
Universal studios Japan also had Spiderman cup noodles which came in a set of 6 instead of 4, and were more expensive. The fishcakes were of Spiderman's face haha. I did not purchase it because 3 sets of 4 cup noodles was kinda overkill, lol.
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✦ Sesame Street cup noodles
These cup noodles are mini-sized and sesame soy sauce flavoured. They come in a set of 4 and I've forgotten how much I got it for, unfortunately. It was definitely less than ¥1000. I don't think these are limited edition/seasonal so you might still find them exclusively at Universal Studios Japan. I bought these in September 2013.
You should already know that I have a soft spot for character-themed merchandises...
I purchased this little Totoro plushie from the Ghibli store at the Tokyo Sky Tree (●^▽^●)
The cup is really tiny and barely one serving, so I transferred the noodles into a bowl instead. Just add hot water, cover it for 3 minutes and a lunch snack is ready!
I've forgotten to take a picture of the dried ingredients before I added hot water, ㅋㅋ
The taste of this was kinda bland. I wouldn't say it was delicious but the elmo fishcakes are kinda cute♡
I also bought a Snoopy cup noodles set from Universal Studios Japan which I'll post about in my next entry! The Snoopy ones were definitely more delicious (o^v^o)b
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✦ Google Maps: Pokémon Challenge
Welcoming April and the season of Sakura blooming~ ✿
Yesterday was April fools day and there were no pranks going around me so it was all good. In fact yesterday was really joyful for me because I've got an invitation for a job interview! Not only that, there was a little prank challenge from Google Maps called the Pokémon Challenge!!! ε=ε=(ノ≧∇≦）ノキャー
Literally did backflips when I first heard about this. Did anyone of you played it? By the time this post is up, the game had most likely ended. For those who had missed it, let me go through it (and spazz while doing so) with you~
Click to watch the official overly-dramatic video by Google Maps here
To embark on your Pokémon Journey, users simply access the Google Maps app on their phones, "Press Start" and they're good to go! There are a total of 150 Pokémons to be caught (from all regions).
When I first started, I did not read instructions (you don't have to anyway for any Pokémon game), and did not follow any Twitter, Google+ or Facebook accounts so I was really lost as where to start. So the first location I searched was for Pokémon Center Osaka and I found my first wild Pokémon, a Pancham! After that I got the hang of it by searching all Pokémon centers, Pokémon Labs and famous landmarks all over the world. I reached about 90/150 Pokémons before giving up and search for cheat sheets done by people who had already completed the game, lol. It was impossible to complete the Pokédex without it! Many Pokémon were at volcanos, little off shore islands and in the middle of the sea...
Here is a sample screenshot when I searching around Sydney:
That little building is a Pokémon Lab and those little adorable tiny itty bitty sprites are Pokémon, o m g. How adorable is this?! There, we have a Chatot (music bird), Samurott (...samurai otter wat), Inkay (Jynx + squid) and a Charmander (lizard tail on fire).
Fun fact of the day: My favourite Pokémon ever is a Charizard. Badass.
Moving on, you tap on the itty bitty sprites and its name and a Pokéball would appear on the bottom of the screen. Press "Catch" and boom the Pokémon will be caught! You have an option to view the Pokédex or to continue the catching spree by hitting "Dismiss".
Once a Pokémon is caught, an itty bitty Pokéball sprite will take its place.
After many hours of struggling (geography isn't my strong subject), I've managed to catch all 150 Pokémons! (with cheating lol)
Google Maps had little Pokédex entries of all the 150 Pokémons and I thought it was really cute!
Another example of badass, Noivern.
Another fun fact of the day: I have a thing for dragon type Pokémons...
So that was how I spent my April fools day! I feel like this should happen every year... No? Okay. o(TヘT o)
To conclude this entry, here's a Snorlax:
Can we just take a quiet moment to look at this adorable sprite of a food machine!? +｡:.ﾟ(人〃∇〃)*
Till next entry! ♡ Thanks for reading ♡