So, instead of the zoo, I did the thing which for me, is the only thing worth doing in Singapore - I went to BORDERS. AGAIN.
This time, I went Star Wars mad again.
In Malaysia, the Star Wars hype has not exactly picked up steam yet. Apart from the Pregnant Amidala (Three figures for the price of one!) action figures flooding the market, I've only seen what, RHB and Canon having Star Wars promotions.
Over here in Singapore, the hype is a little bit ridiculous.
Almost everywhere, you can see the Star Wars logo. On Twisties packets, M&Ms, Chupa-Chups (which we DO have in Malaysia too), mobile phone top-up cards and so on.
They've even got Star Wars M&Ms with taglines that go:
- I'm Maul'd Shook Up (Darth Maul packet)
- I'm part peanut, part machine, and all dark inside (General Grievous dark chocolate mix)
Yes, I'm a sucker for merchandising. So sue me. And I'm an even bigger sucker for Darth Vader merchandise.
Speaking of which, I'm sure most of you have heard of it ages ago, but go check out this blog - The Darth Side: Memoirs of a Monster. It's hilarious!