Friday, March 28, 2008

awesomeness personified

omg... this is nothing short of awesome. Terry Fator, a ventriloquist, on a reality show called America's Got Talent. I know, a ventriloquist, but watch and see

not amazing enough? check this out

Monday, March 24, 2008


I know I haven't blogged for a while... going through a minor crisis... will update later

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

local fast food

one of the things that I've been quite interested in is finding out what localization fast food outlets do in each country. take, for example, McDonald's. here in Malaysia, they serve fried chicken, which is a Malaysian staple (which is also why KFC outsells and outgrows McDonald's here, the only place I can think of where this happens)

in Canada, where pizza is popular, we have McPizza (although, with the logo they used, turning the M's to create the Z's, we used to call it McPimma). in Frenchie Canada (sometimes known as Quebec), they sell poutine (if you don't know what poutine is, or haven't tasted it before, you don't know what you're missing out on)

McDonald's in Germany serves beer, while McDonald's in Japan serves sushi. In Thailand, pork burgers! they even serve different specials in different parts of the US (like McLobster for the Boston area).

KFC here serves a hot & spicy version rather than the extra crispy ones that are served in other places

so, question is, any other localization examples of McDonald's? I'm interested to know how they localize their food. I heard somewhere that they serve lamb burgers in India rather than beef, although I don't know how true that is exactly.

if you know of any other localization efforts, do post here. I'd love to know :)