Sunday, August 28, 2011

Starbucks Ice Cream: Caramel Macchiato and Mocha Frappuccino

I am not sure if they sell this in Canada yet, but I don't see this around my neighborhood.
I found these at Fred Meyer at the States, and they taste great!!  I think it was 2 for 5 dollars.
This kind of deal will never exist in Canada anyways.
They sure have the varieties in USA.

Starbucks Ice Cream Caramel Macchiato and Mocha Frappuccino
I want to try more flavors if they have them!

Barbie Basics

We found a great deal for Barbies at Fred Meyer last month!
I think it was like 5 dollars for a Barbie Basics, not sure if I remembered correctly.

Barbie Basics
This is for my wife's collection.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Gap with Junk Food Kids Clothing Collaboration

Gap has partnered with American clothing brand Junk Food to produce several super hero series clothes for kids.  We found a few cute superman and batman top and jeans last month and bought it for my son.

gap with Junk Food Superman kids
The Superman shirt has a detachable cape, which is great for boys. haha

Gap Junk food superman kids cape
batman jeans cool junk food gap
The Junk Food Batman jeans are really cool, too!!
gap junk food kids batman jeans
I find it pricy but the design is great for kids.

10 Days of Fever...Worst Cold Ever?

I have not been able to update my blog because I have been down with a terrible cold for two weeks.

Two weekends ago, it started with minor coughing and fever, but it soon turns into full blown coughing and high fever that doesn't really go away.  Sure, it goes away when I take medicines but comes back in two hours or when I am in work.  High fever is not the worst thing, I had trouble breathing the whole week and I was wondering why...

My father who was a pharmacist suggested that I had a lung infection that is causing all the never ending fever and breathing problems.  He gave me 5 days of supply of antibiotics and surely, it started working the first pill I took.  It is interesting because I saw my regular family doctor and she did not find anything wrong.

Now, I am just trying to recover through my 3rd weekend.  10 Days of fever is my personal record that I think not many people have experience with that either.  The fever is not fun.  I have cold 3 times a year with bad coughing all the time but this is a first.  Non-stop 2 months coughing is not fun either.  Your whole body aches and you can't sleep with the coughs.

I am hoping that my son does not bring more new viruses home before end of year....I wish...

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Hey's Luggage: X Nations and Journey (25th Anniversary)

Hey's is celebrating their 25th Anniversary for producing luggage sets and technologies. 
I have heard that their luggages are the lightest in the world with good qualities.
(graphic design with German engineering and Japanese wheels)

I have never tried their products but I like their looks and design from outside, so I decided to get a couple of them for this year's trips. I got one carry-on from series, X Nations and one more from series, Journey.  I liked the lightness and designs, and I just hope that they hold up and last.

Those two luggage are very very light indeed.  The big luggage came with a 25th anniversary tag and TSA lock and four wheels.  The small luggage is super light and came with Canada design.  You can choose from 30 countries' flags (some are to be produced because it is new.)

I hope these can be my durable travel buddies.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Giant Miffy Plush

I did not think Miffy, a character from Netherland, is popular here.  (It is very popular in Japan and Europe. They have merchandise for Miffy for everything...just like Mickey Mouse.)

I saw this Miffy in Lougheed mall, and they were doing some kind of story time event for kids.

Miffy plush toy in Lougheed Mall, Burnaby, Canada
I just found it interesting because I have never seen any kind of Miffy products here and here it is....

Hello Kitty Corner in Toys R Us

Hello Kitty is getting more and more popular in North America with Mega Bloks producing merchandise for it.  Toys R Us even got a special corner to sell the new Hello Kitty line of products.

Hello Kitty in Toys R Us Canada
These are really cute and looked like a must get if you have little girls in your families.
(Pardon my bad cell phone pictures....kind of blurry.)

Tim Horton's New Collaboration with Coldstone Creamery

Cold Stone Creamery has been in the United States for over 20 years, but they had no presence in BC, Canada.  Tim Horton's has just teamed up with Cold Stone to bring their premium customized ice cream into BC.  I had a buy 1 get 1 free coupon from the internet and tried it with my wife and kids last weekend.
cold stone creamery blueberry strawberry ice cream in Tim Horton's

The taste is great!  The blueberries were sweet and fresh.  The Tim Horton's staff were performing tricks in front of customers.  (Well, he did not feel like doing the stunts in front of me....chucking ice creams....but he did it in front of ladies.)  The cost is actually cheaper than comparable shops like Marble Slabs.

I would definitely go back again.  Because they need larger store space for this kind of collaboration, they only have this in Metrotown in Burnaby and near Coquitlam Cenre.

I can't wait to try more flavors.