Wednesday, November 26

Nam Da-jung is an innocent college student who is sent a mysterious note inviting her to join the reality show Liar Game, a psychological survival game wherein participants trick each other and the one who ultimately succeeds wins the prize money of ₩10 billion (US$9.3 million). Tempted with the chance to pay off her debts, Da-jung joins the game and gets conned out of the initial money given to her. In desperation, she asks genius ex-con swindler and former psychology professor Ha Woo-jin to help her win the game.

Liar Game (Korean Drama) is a remake of a Japanese drama of the same name. Previously, I have watched the Japanese version of season 1 & 2. Not to forget, the movie sequel - the final stage & reborn. Honestly, I like the show pretty much for its suspense and smart plot! Thus, I decided to catch Liar Game (Korean Drama) to make a comparison between the both.

Personally, I felt that this drama was pretty awesome! The plot was well-crafted and classic on its own. Though the initial episode lack substance; the climax was built up in further episode on its suspense, that make the story appealing. The hidden truth will make known towards the end to enlighten the viewers.

I do agree that the games were somewhat similar to the Japan version but it was as amazing. If you ask me which round of the game I adore most, it will be Russian Roulette and The President Game. I felt that both revised version of games kept me in great suspense. While watching, I got to be more involved in it as well. 

The finale was decent though it could have been better as certain scenes appear to be rather predictable. Most likely, there will be a sequel! Am looking forward to it! 

Ratings: 3.85/5

Monday, November 24

I have won an invite to HungryGoWhere first Instameet, held in partnership with Four Seasons Singapore last Wednesday evening! 

The event took place at One-Ninety Wood-Fired Steaks and Seafood at 6.30pm. I got the honour to try the ground floor restaurant's new Mezze buffet dinner and cocktail pairings that night. (:

That night was my very first visit to One-Ninety Wood-Fired Steaks and Seafood. Honestly, I adore the ambiance of this fine dinning restaurant. The layout was posh and classic with dim lighting being used.

Mezze Buffet Dinner
Exclusively handcrafted food served on suar wood buffet tables using only the latest in-season and air-flown fresh produce, the menu is curated daily based on the best offerings that Chef sources for the day. An extensive and delectable array is available across the buffet and entrees selection, including entrees such as tajima wagyu, ahi tuna steak, red label organic salmon and more. 

Daily from 5:00 pm
Mezze Buffet Dinner including appetizer and dessert buffet spreads and one main selection - $58.00
Mezze Buffet Lunch for buffet only - $39.00; buffet including one main selection - $49.00

The following below are some of the handcrafted food served on the Suar Wood buffet tables:

My favourite will be the lobster and the spread of desserts for one to savour and choose from. Besides that, you could a entrées with this buffet dinner. The following below are some that entrées you can consider:

Ahi Tuna Steak Sustainable Tuna Served Medium Rare

Red Label Organic Salmon “Tranche”

Baby Lamb Chops

I ordered baby lamb chops medium rare and it was nicely done. The texture of the meat was tender, well marinated and goes along pretty good with the sauce provided. It could been better if bigger portion was given to enjoy more of this dish. I tried the steak and the seafood grilled and it tasted quite good as well. The portion of the salmon was rather big though I thought that the texture could have been more refined. Thankfully, I ordered the dish that I thought it was the best among all.

Tried the 4 different cocktails there as well - Wasabi martini, kentucky breakfast, lemon drop and rum o cocktail, Personally, I like the lemon drop and rum o cocktail as it tasted not too flavourful and strong for my taste bud. 

Remember to order their home-made bread and signature truffle foccacia because it tasted good! Their signature truffle foccacia was served warm and tasted crispy!

Am thankful and blessed to be part of this Instameet event! Thanks Hungrygowhere and Four Seasons Singapore for this opportunity. PTL! (: 

One-Ninety Woodfired Steaks and Seafood
190 Orchard Boulevard

Sunday, November 23

With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history: traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.

Watched Interstella yesterday night after service with church pals. Personally, I felt that the story was interesting and pretty similar to inception. Alright, both show was directed by Christopher Nolan and that explains why. 

Initially, this show started quite slow and slightly draggy for me though I do understand the purpose of that, giving viewers a better background. As the show goes on, I got glued to the screen to find out what will happen next. 

It involved many scientific topic such as wormhole, black hole and gravitational time dilation. Thus, I will advise you to do some reading before watching it. Also, have an open mind while watching this film so that you could appreciate this film more. The flow could have been more refined towards the end as it ended quite abruptly for me. 

It somewhat portrayed the importance of kinship as well which turn out quite touching. Certain humour elements were injected to lighten this overwhelming film a little. Overall, it is a nice Sci-fi to catch. And yup, "time is relative".

Ratings: 3.2/5

Saturday, November 22

I emerge as the grand winner for the eSynchrony blog review winner! Honestly, I did not expect this but am thankful and grateful to earn this title through blogging. Certainly, I am happy that my effort is being recognized. I guess this will motivate me to continue blogging and strive for further improvements in my content and writing. PTL!

You may wish to read my reviews on eSynchrony here:
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eSynchrony Service 2

Friday, November 21

Dinner was at Sugisawa with church pals some time ago, recommended by Zhixin. This Japanese restaurant is located at Riverside view - Robertson Quay. The restaurant was rather spacious with good ambiance. However, it is advisable to make reservation before heading there. 

The menu has a rather wide variety for consumer to choose from. However, it will be a wise choice to order their bento sets to avoid any disappointment. 

I ordered Kaki Fry Bento Set which cost me $17+. As you can see, the presentation is nice with decent portion. The raw items such as the sashimi and prawn are served fresh with good texture. Kaki fry tasted good as it is not too.. flavourful for my taste bud. The texture was nicely done as well - Crispy on the outside yet tender inside. 

Overall, this restaurant offers you an affordable and good bento sets! 

Sugisawa Japanese Restaurant
30 Robertson Quay
#01-16 Riverside View
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm; 6pm – 10pm
Tel: +65 6235 0212

Monday, November 17

Dinner was at To-gather cafe with Danny few months ago. The cafe is not spacious however it was cosy with good ambiance.

Danny ordered Italian Herb Crusted Fish & Chips while I had Pork Cordon Bleu and Butterscotch Café Latte. Personally, I prefer his Fish & chips as the breaded fish fillet was nicely fried - Crispy on the outside with its tender meat inside. The Pork Cordon Bleu tasted decent though I felt that texture could have been better. Also, the cheese somewhat did not do much justice as the taste was overshadowed by the ham. 

Chocolate and Matcha Lava Cake tasted equally good. It was served warm. However, the thick chocolate and matcha within did not exactly flow out smoothly. Its still worth ordering these desserts when you visit his cafe. Most likely, I will try their pasta for my next visit.

Overall, the portion is decent and it is a good for value place to chill and hang out with friends! (:

84 Bedok North Street 4
Singapore 460084

Sunday, November 16

Had Wingstop for dinner few months ago. I got the classic wings individual combo meal. The 2 flavours that I chose was garlic parmesan and original hot. 

Personally, I am not a person who can take very spicy stuff thus I thought that the original hot was kinda spicy for my taste bud. The sauce tasted alright but not quite appetizing for me. On the other hand, I enjoyed the garlic parmesan pretty much as it was rich in flavour and crispy - my favourite in the list I suppose. The potato salad tasted pretty good too. 

I guess the next visit I will try the lemon pepper flavour as one of my choice. 

Bedok Mall 
Daily: 11am to 10pm

Saturday, November 15

A martial arts instructor from the police force gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom. 

Finished watching Kung Fu Jungle 一個人的武林. Personally, I felt that the story was normal and rather weak. Initially, I was pretty excited to watch on and ponder further on its plot as the suspense injected was good. However, the climax just dropped to a degree which was disappointing. 

Though the flow was decent, the plot could have been better as it lack substance. Nevertheless, I have to agree that much effort was put forth in the fight choreography; It was splendid and was an eye-opener. 

Overall, a decent action-pack film. However, if you are looking for a more solid plot, I think you may find this a so-so film.

Ratings: 3.3/5 

Wednesday, November 12

Had this Curry Fish head with mum at Heng Heng Curry Cafe (Marina Square) few months ago. The restaurant is rather spacious with good ambiance. On a side note, the service was rather slow as it took quite awhile to arrive. Thus, it will be good if the food could be served faster.

Personally, I felt that the curry is flavourful and appetizing, tasted like Assam curry - well blended with a tangy-fruity taste. However, it could have been better if the fish meat was more tender for better dining experience. Nevertheless, a dish worth trying. Glad that the restaurant is not stingy on the vegetables provided as shown in the picture as well.

If you want a good fix of Curry Fish Head, you can consider to drop by this cafe and satisfy your craving. (:

Heng Heng Curry Cafe
Marina Square
6 Raffles Boulevard #02-201
Tel: 6338 0961

Monday, November 10

Day Trip to Madame Tussauds Singapore with Danny and Weiren! (: