Sunday, February 20, 2011

Would you like some McFries with Your McWedding?

Remember those awesome birthday parties you had at McDonalds as a kid? Where you and your friends ate Happy Meals, played in the colorful McDonald’s playground, got face painting and took photos with the Ronald McDonald statue. Wouldn’t you like to relive those days and plan your wedding at McDonalds?

Now exclusive to Maccas, you can order your own McWedding for a small price of $1280AUD (only available in Hong Kong). This McWedding includes awesome pink invitation cards decorated with the famous golden arches, d├ęcor featuring the man himself – Ronald McDonald and $385 worth of fries and cheeseburgers.

You can order extras for your McWedding such as: white balloon gown rental ($165), balloon wedding cake ($88), huge pink McDonald’s backdrop ($321).

You can choose to say your vowels in the McDonald’s carpark, McDonald’s playground, McCafe, Drive thru, or in front of the ordering counter. Luckily McDonald’s are open 24 hours so you and your guests can party through the night.

Order your McWedding today!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sandown Tet Festival Weekend (Saturday - 5th Feb 2011)

Happy Tet Everyone!! Hope you are enjoying all the New Year celebrations with your family and friends!

The largest TET festival in Melbourne held @Sandown Racecourse is on this weekend!! I went yesterday with my gal pal Skye and we had a blast!!

What I love about Tet Festivals is the lively and fun atmosphere! There were carnival games, rides, delicious Vietnamese food, exhibitions and Live entertainment!

Singer Y Phuong, entertaining the audience

One of the main attractions @ the festival is the live entertainment show! I thought it was cancelled this year because we couldn't find the stage. However, through the night we found it hidden on the other side of the grounds. Due to the heavy storms on Friday (which caused flooding in many areas in Melbourne), the organisers decided to move the show undercover! Usually the stage is in the main part of the grounds and the audience can sit in the stadium. When we got to the entertainment area we found out the main act was the beautiful Vietnamese singer Y Phuong. She is from Asia Productions. She wore this sparkly gold dress that really lit up the stage. The crowd absolutely love her!! They sung along with her and cheered loudly after every song.

Skye and I went on the carnival ride Skydiver, it looked pretty fun! Small children seemed to love the ride. So we went on, and it was frightening! It spun really fast and started to elevate really high! I was like practically crying! I was so scared and screaming like a maniac! haha. I was pretty disoriented after but it was pretty fun!

Here are pictures of other rides at the Tet festival

I love Tet festival food! This type of food you do not get in Vietnamese restaurants. So at festivals I eat a lot of food!! I was too busy eating and forgot to take photos of the food available! Well the food I ate included bot chien, banh khoc, nuoc mia hahaha mmmm...

Here are some of the cool displays at the TET festival! Quite amazing stuff

The Festival is also held on Sunday 6th February! It's worth checking out!! Have fun and Happy Tet!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Korea's Musical 'Tears of Heaven' moves audiences to tears

'Tears of Heaven' is a stage musical about a heartbreaking love story between a Korean soldier during the Vietnam war who fell in love with a Vietnamese singer. It stars Kpop singer Junsu from JYJ and Yoon Gong Joo.

Tickets have been selling out in record time (4,500 seats were sold in 2.5 minutes). Audiences have been moved deeply by the performances of the 2 leading stars. Due to the success of the musical, it may be possible that it be made in to a film.

Tears of Heaven will run at the National Theater and the Hae Oh Reum Theater from February 1st until March 19th.

'What Women Want' The Hong Kong Adaptation starring Andy Lau & Gong Li

'What Women Want', the highly successful RomCom film released in the year 2000 starring Hollywood's most bankable stars (at the time) Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt IS getting the Hong Kong Make-Over! With superstars Andy Lau and Gong Li in the lead roles.

Now, when I search my memory I can't seem to remember a modern Hollywood Film getting adapted by Asian film makers before (thinking)... Usually it's the other way around! Hollywood has adapted many successful Asian Films in recent years like The Lake House (from Korea's 'Il Mare'), The Departed (from Hong Kong's blockbuster trilogy 'The Departed') and not to mention all the Japanese Horror films like The Ring, The Grudge. So it's particularly interesting that Hong Kong Film makers have taken a liking to this Hollywood RomCom film.

Being a RomCom walking encyclopedia, the premise for 'What Women Want' is quite original - Giving an alpha male who is clueless about women, the powers to hear ALL their thoughts. This power is highly desirable for men wanting to understand women... but do they really want to know what their ex- really thinks of them uncensored? Or what their daughter is getting up to with her boyfriend? That is dangerous territory...

Andy Lau the King of Hong Kong Cinema, whose movie career has spanned over 3 decades is the lucky guy who is bestowed with this telepathic power. We are accustomed to seeing him in dramatic & action roles, we tend to forget how brilliant he is comedically. The stunning Gong Li, whose film career is equally as impressive, plays his frenemy and love interest. Of all the Gong Li films I have watched, I actually have not seen her in a romantic comedy. This can't be her first romantic comedy? Well I am quite eager to see her in this film and see her lighter side.

It will be interesting to see if this film surpasses the Hollywood orginal!!

This film was released yesterday on Chinese New Year! In Melbourne you can catch it at the Chinatown cinema. For everywhere else, check your local guide!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Happy Lunar New Year!!!!

CherriiPOP wishes EVERYONE a Happy Lunar Year!!! May the year of the Cat/Rabbit bring you lots of joy, luck and prosperity!!!

Much Love - Tam