I think I had that moment, when I saw the purportedly-new ‘Adabi’ commercial. I then said “This looks familiar”.
The same window-opening act, 'Baju Melayu', and moustache
Then, there were series of public service ads; the one with Man Bai, the projector-illuminated guy singer in white, the one with school kids being thankful to adults, plus others...and I thought to myself “Woah, déjà vu...feels like I’ve seen these a hundred of times today.” Apparently, I did.
The recent trip to Aeon Big Kota Damansara was like a trip into something that’s familiar, but not the same. Previously a Carrefour hypermarket, the store was rebranded into a somewhat new establishment. Prior to the visit, we came across the Aeon Big ads around KD, and struggled to find the new outlet. Funnily enough, we finally realized the change, after travelling on an unplanned route, and passed-by what used to be Carrefour KD. I believe the expression that day was the abbreviated ‘WTF’ (or ‘What the Fish’). What...you’re expecting something profane?
So, we made the trip to the hypermarket after fetching wifey from work. It was the same day when Irtiza and I made the trip to the Ikea cook-off competition (*see previous entry).
At the main entrance, what we saw was pretty much like the old Carrefour, except for the big orange-and-white Aeon logos, the absence of the open lawn decor shop, and the appropriately-lit car park area. We actually felt safer that day, compared to what it used to be; a wet, dark, Resident Evil-like car basement.
For pregnant ladies. Hmm, what if the lady's husband is the driver?
The front row is just for the ladies, huh? This can trigger my long-surpressed chauvinistic side.
The Ground Floor
A free mini zoo. An annoyed salesperson included.
When we came into the supermarket area, what we saw was something that looked very familiar. In fact, everything looked too familiar; the displayed products, and the way they were arranged through labelled rack alleys and sections. Except for the Aeon logos, the whole setting looked very Carrefour KD-like.
The First Floor after the escalators
Mr. D.I.Y...I'll see you later
Same old...same old...
The same kind of setting
The most dangerous part of a shopping complex
The Dutch Lady milk here is a little bit cheaper compared to other stores
A big question: Is he hungry for a) cereals, or b) free toys inside?
The new ready-to-eat food section is also a big complement to the whole thing. We loved the potato bread and the burger. I look forward to eat the fine-looking whole roasted chicken on the next visit.
Apples and pears for 'stares' (stairs...hehe)
You say potayto bread...I say potahto bread
The Fresh Glint
Less than a week's supply of things
More things to buy after the counter
I love the free recycle bag. Feels like a bribe though.
Before leaving the building, we bought some yoghurt ice-creams from the new Frosty Delight booth that was near the escalators. They were healthy and mighty tasty. Hey, I think I just did a tagline :O
I think I fell in love with the ice-creams. Those, plus other things, were reasons why we will be coming to Aeon Big KD again in the near future. Till we meet again, you Aeon Big you :)
Ice-cream....get your ice-cream!
We love ice-cream (I was actually struggling to take this pic, while holding an ice-cream cone)
I wonder if Irtiza could break his personal record, and break this in less than 24 hours?