Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday!! Finally Done Midterms!

Good afternoon everyone, slept in really late but finally here for another awesome update.  Looks like most people liked my selection of hot girls in the last post, but here today i'm going to mix it up a little bit.

Going to update my other blogs too, make sure to check them out if you haven't already.  I should have quite a bit more time to write more posts and also catch up on my blog reading.

Thanks for the continued support for my blogs, looking forward to reading great new content soon after!



Watched this just now, found it pretty hilarious, make sure to check it out if you haven't already!


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In other news.... McDonalds in Hong Kong is now offering Wedding Banquet Services... Yep, you heard right : 

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Frenetic Hong Kong is about to supersize wedding planning - with fast-food McNuptials.

From January 1 selected McDonald's restaurants are to offer a wedding banquet service - you can even tie the knot with Ronald McDonald in attendance.

Instead of traditional - and pricey - banquet food, such as shark's fin soup or roasted pork skin, McDonald's Hong Kong will offer a fast-food banquet of French fries for starters, sundaes and milkshakes for dessert - and strictly soft drinks only for the wedding toasts - with the restaurant's piped music adding to the McRomance of the occasion.

And how could you want to miss the McDonald's wedding cake - specially made with apple pies, a burger of your choice, or even a Filet-o-Fish?

"Traditional weddings use cherries for the newlyweds to eat together and kiss. We will have French fries for them to kiss," Helen Cheung Yuen-ling, director of corporate communications & relations, at McDonald's Hong Kong, said.

The company estimates a wedding will cost a few thousand Hong Kong dollars, including food, a wedding cake and gifts - compared with the HK$200,000 to HK$400,000 for some hotel wedding banquets.

Cheung said Hong Kong was the first place in the world to launch a McDonald's wedding programme; McDonald's weddings elsewhere are carried out strictly on a one-off basis.

However, couples that wanted their wedding service in the restaurant would need to find the civil celebrant themselves, she said.

Couples can pre-select the menu, but Cheung said it was "better to order on the spot, like a kid's birthday party".

McDonald's also wants to stage couples' wedding anniversary parties.

The wedding parties will begin in three restaurants only - in Admiralty, Mei Foo and Smithfield in Kennedy Town - with more added if the response proves successful. But couples will not normally be able to book the whole restaurant for the exclusive use of their wedding, as the venues will still have to cater to regular customers.

McDonald's wedding plans were inspired after one couple successfully persuaded the fast-food chain to let them stage their wedding party in the Admiralty Centre's restaurant in March.

"Over the past two years, we've started receiving calls from people who want to have a wedding party in our restaurants. There are about 10 calls a month," Cheung said. "People said they'd dated here, or met here, and wanted to get married here ... We see this as a business chance."

Poverty researcher Chua Hoi-wai, of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, said McDonald's wedding plans reflected a social phenomenon. "The social mobility and incomes of young Hongkongers have fallen," Chua said. "University graduates work for many years and still earn only HK$10,000 to HK$20,000. They have saved money for years and can't buy flats when they get married."

Cheung did not want to link McDonald's weddings to poverty. "[But] I can't rule out some come here because they have no money for a banquet".

Social worker Sze Lai-shan, of the Society for Community Organisation, said many people from poorer families she knew of did not have any banquet, and even a McDonald's wedding would be too expensive for them. "Some couples will just invite friends and close family for a meal with only one table in a cheap restaurant."

She added: "Should people give you yan ching [a traditional money gift from guests at wedding banquets]? You invite elderly relatives to a wedding to eat bread? It's best not to invite them."




What better way to have fun at your wedding than drinking coke and vodka in a McDonald's cup?





What do you think?  Will people actually start saving money by having their weddings at McDonalds?

31 comments:

Crunky said...

Only in Hong Kong would a wedding banquet at Micky D's be considered classy...

Joebloggs said...

Very thought provoking post, I will be looking at yours more often

comradejoker.blogspot.com/ said...

Midterms cannot be the middle of ice cream sandwiches...they're more like the feeling after you finished the ice cream sandwich =/

TechnoMac said...

wow i would never do something like that... thats just aweful

Swift Love said...

haha, nice

Eferhilda said...

The video was awesome! and all I say to the McDonald thing is REALLY?!

Kyoun said...

Hong Kong ......... weird

Liv said...

yay for Breakfast Club! and omg thats horrible...who would have a wedding thing at Mc D's except for white trash?

Hidden Blogger said...

Glad your midterms are done, and that's an awesome video! :D

snoobyy said...

the insults video was great.

Oh oh! Banana! said...

Getting married at McDonald's... here that would make you white trash, but there, I dunno.

Mike said...

They don't need to save money over there, the economy is fine.

ChopperDave said...

Good job dude!

Matt said...

I work in McDonalds and I'd just laugh at anyone who wanted to get married in the store I work at.

MTL beer said...

Oh man... makes you wonder - do they have this in the States already? I'm sure there'd be a "bigger" market there :P get it?

Unlogic said...

OH MY GOD !!! XD
that movie insults are just hilarious !!!!! XD

Classically Trained Nub said...

God, that video is perfect.

ilikeicecream said...

mcdonald wedding
oh yeah

cupcakelady said...

I can't believe that about mcdonalds!

Woahbajeez said...

I love the movie breakfast club.

Great vid.

And of course....wtf japan.

NotAlpha said...

Dude that mcdonalds wedding is my dream!!

Willow said...

Really wedding banquets at McDonalds?

Mario said...

lmao! keep it up!

zeN said...

w0w i just watched it all! great vid!

Gansita said...

In the insults video, they forgot "The name is Bond.. James Bond" lol

Secret Guide to Shaving said...

haha It's new and unique I guess. Some people are all about that wedding thing nowadays.

Mr. Black said...

Stay classy Hong Kong.

MRanthrope said...

thanks for the video! I dug it

Nikola Begedin said...

I still have a week of exams left (3 total) so I'm not out of the woods yet.

thecatzpajamas said...

hahahaha gonna use those insults in real life

Isaac and Nigknife said...

I like the video. Made me LOL

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