Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Unicorns rock!

Bollocks, now I can't sleep. And to think I was hoping to sleep at 8.30 pm. So far I've only managed a 90 minute nap. Very good!

Nothing soothes the frayed psyche like Vanilla Ninja and a good set of headphones. Of course, a frothy café latte would be a good addition but that’s just wandering into the realm of fantasy. Not in China.


Figure 1. "I'm sorry, we don't have café latte. How about a unicorn instead?"


Vanilla Ninja are very popular in their native Estonia and have had a brand of both ice cream and kohuke named after them, marketed exclusively in their homeland due to their celebrity status in Estonia.
Nothing cements your celebrity status like having your own brand of ice cream. Lingerie and perfume doesn’t even come close.


I’m exaggerating- coffees do exist in China, although not widely available and at rather high prices (relative to the per capita GDP). The market for coffee is still very immature- cappuccino might turn out to be aerosol whipped cream on black coffee. Best to look at the pictures in the menu before taking the plunge. Even chains like Starbucks and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf are not exempt from inconsistent quality.

Oh, and there are no documented sightings of unicorns in China.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Atlasya said...

*gasp*

There is no good coffee in China?? How do you survive???

10:05 pm, April 22, 2009  
Blogger Tan Yee Wei said...

Haha I just brew my own on weekends. Ground beans are available at some supermarket's 'imported goods' section.

On weekdays I get by on 3-in-1 packs brought from Malaysia. Will have to buy the local Nescafe products when my stock runs out.
*shudder*

8:48 am, April 23, 2009  

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