Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
[NB: Might squeeze in a few more posts before we leave US on the 22 Jun]
Monday, June 7, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
This is called a Bleeding Heart! I'm sure you can see why.....
Can you see that tiny red bug on the petal?? I wish I had taken a closer up shot.
Love the multi-color sheen on this little bug....
Ok I know it's rude....but I couldn't resist taking a shot of these fellas while they were going at it.... =P
Very recently, Dunkin Donuts celebrated its 60th anniversary. Apparently, it had its humble beginnings as a coffee and donut shop in the Quincy, Massachusetts. Today, we see it everywhere. The town where we are staying now – Marion – had strongly resisted Dunkin Donuts’ attempts to establish a shop since 2000, claiming that it would lead to the demise to its charm, beauty, traditional community, and overall sense of place. SERIOUSLY???!!!!! *roll eyeballs* However, the town finally relented and a spanking new Dunkin Donuts opened its doors in April 2010.
The fast food chain is expanding aggressively – it appears that in 2009, Dunkin Donuts opened more than 350 new outlets across the world and 131 outlets in the United States. Unlike the regular donuts shops where they largely sell only donuts and coffee, the Dunkins here churn out burgers, muffins and sandwiches seeking to become the new alternative to the other fast food chains. And, as part of their expansion campaign, they have launched a very catchy advert which says “America runs of Dunkin”. At least here in New England, they seem to be doing much better than McDonalds, Burger King or Starbucks.
So the last I heard, Dunkin is back in business in Singapore (@ ION)!? I used to go to the one at Far East but that had closed several years ago. I wonder how's the new Dunkin at ION doing? Will definitely check it out when we are back in Singapore (we've not been to ION yet!).
New England is running on Dunkin, America is running on Dunkin...who knows maybe the whole world will be running on Dunkin one day!! The Dunkin donut that I love best is hole-less!! It's the Boston Creme donut.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Currently, I'm subscribed to Time, Fortune, Money, Shape, Men's Journal, Outdoor Photographer, Oprah & South Coast...all for FREE! So who says there's no free lunch? Or maybe it only happens in the United States.
I'll have to get rid of them (all except my FoodNetwork mag and Oprah which I'll be sending home to ML!) 'cos they are taking up space and we really need to start packing as our lease will be ending in June. Instead of tossing the mags out....I'll be recycling them by either bringing them to the nursing home (though I'm not sure if the folks there would enjoy boring financial mags?!) or perhaps our town library might be the better option for my kind of mags. There, the magazines will hopefully get the chance of a second read.
I'm not sure if I'll ever pay retail price to buy a magazine from the newspaper/mag stand ever again.