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Postby morenangpinay » Thu, 27 Jun 2013 12:59 pm

Can't believe there's a queue for the hello kitty plush toy. I understand if people collect them but to queue overnight?? OMG
http://sg.news.yahoo.com/photos/singaporeans-queue-up-for-limited-edition-hello-kitty-toy-slideshow/singaporeans-queue-up-for-limited-edition-japanese-toy-photo--2127951632.html

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 27 Jun 2013 1:10 pm

I used to work down at Raffles Place and there would be queues around the block every day for something or other, however trivial or value-less.

One could joke about people joining a queue, simply because of a fear of 'losing out', but you might not be that far wrong... :???:

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 27 Jun 2013 1:10 pm

I'm not sure which is worse: This or the time when IKEA had meatball promotion.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 27 Jun 2013 1:15 pm

IKEA meatballs?

2 thumbs up!

(I was going to say, meatballs, yum, I'll have two please, but that sounds wrong)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 27 Jun 2013 2:00 pm

the lynx wrote:I'm not sure which is worse: This or the time when IKEA had meatball promotion.


325,000 meatballs between the two outlets. What a madhouse!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 27 Jun 2013 2:02 pm

The fights have already started again, apparently.

The last time a decade ago....

http://infopedia.nl.sg/articles/SIP_458_2005-01-11.html

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Postby morenangpinay » Thu, 27 Jun 2013 2:16 pm

oh did you just say fight..well here you go 2013 updated version. apparently they had to call the police.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CS6QBVajgaY

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 27 Jun 2013 2:24 pm

I think it was Malcolm McLaren/Sex Pistols who first coined this faux-riot/controversy...



p.s. Love the vid
Reminds me of someone, some local cina bird, writing in to the New Paper c95 bitching like fury over KFC not having her immediate precise choice of 'Spicy' over 'Crispy' chicken pieces.... like the world had ended.

I sent in a reply (which got published) re: how shallow some people here are...
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Postby Hannieroo » Thu, 27 Jun 2013 2:26 pm

Why would anyone want one? The ugly little furbags.

I find this stuff incomprehensible. It's up there with being asked if I wanted to be a a member for $88 to get 10% off a pair of $70 shorts. Seriously? You're shitting me, right?

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 27 Jun 2013 2:34 pm

.... and then we go back to the lavish and legendary (New Paper) front page/full page headline....


'Expats go Wild!'


That I got screen-printed up into T-shirts...


ah, those were the days... ;

....p.s. Hannie you'd have loved em mate.

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Postby Hannieroo » Thu, 27 Jun 2013 2:36 pm

Admittedly such a t shirt would give people warning but I certainly need no encouragement. My husband would put me on lockdown.

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Re: QUEUE MADNESS

Postby x9200 » Thu, 27 Jun 2013 3:04 pm

morenangpinay wrote:Can't believe there's a queue for the hello kitty plush toy. I understand if people collect them but to queue overnight?? OMG
http://sg.news.yahoo.com/photos/singaporeans-queue-up-for-limited-edition-hello-kitty-toy-slideshow/singaporeans-queue-up-for-limited-edition-japanese-toy-photo--2127951632.html

Do you know if they still have it?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 27 Jun 2013 3:06 pm

I've heard that they gave out coupons and they had all be taken up early on while still in the initial queues.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 27 Jun 2013 3:32 pm

And this is precisely what happened in the 'Expats go wild' story from 20 years ago.

Sell say 500 people $50 'all you you can drink' tickets to a New Years Eve party on Sentosa.

Run out of booze after an hour, by 8pm.

Cue: '''Riot'''



p.s. I wish I could find the paper (I have it in storage at home somewhere)... It's like
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'Expats go wild!' [2/3 page, on a yellow background!]
- Break statue
- One needs first aid'
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SO.... 'just, non-story'! :-D
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Re: QUEUE MADNESS

Postby morenangpinay » Thu, 27 Jun 2013 3:33 pm

x9200 wrote:
morenangpinay wrote:Can't believe there's a queue for the hello kitty plush toy. I understand if people collect them but to queue overnight?? OMG
http://sg.news.yahoo.com/photos/singaporeans-queue-up-for-limited-edition-hello-kitty-toy-slideshow/singaporeans-queue-up-for-limited-edition-japanese-toy-photo--2127951632.html

Do you know if they still have it?


i think they all sold out in the early morning like 1 am. and they gave out coupons.


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