Monday, April 14

Dinner was at Sinpopo Brand 新泡泡甜品小吃 with Danny few weeks ago. We were attracted by the nostalgic ambiance and decided to give this eatery a try. 

The cooked food we ordered tasted normal. I had curry chicken rice and I thought that the curry was thin and light It could have been slightly thicker for better taste. However, the texture and tenderness of the chicken meat makes the dish worth a try. 

On the other hand, the durian penga tasted good! It was thick and rich in flavour so you may want to consider sharing it with your loved ones. Most likely, I will be back there to try other desserts!

It will be nice to bring your parents there because of the ambiance and music played which will bring back many wonderful memories they had, during their younger days. 

Sinpopo Brand 新泡泡甜品小吃
458 Joo Chiat Road
Singapore 427671

Thursday, April 10

I bought this plate of chicken rice at House of Chicken Rice 優美味鸡饭. The rice was well-cooked with the correct texture, not too soft or hard. The chicken meat was well-marinated too. I think the ginger sauce is good as well? I have not tried yet but friends told me that it was very good!

The appropriate amount of sauces was added to the rice and meat, making this dish a pleasant one as it was not too... salty for my taste bud. However, the portion was small which did not bring much justice ever since the price was increased.

House of Chicken Rice 
8 Tanjong Pagar Plaza
Singapore 080008 

Tuesday, April 8

Brunch at Table Manners with Danny on a weekend few weeks ago. The restaurant has nice concept of its layout with good ambiance. 

You can customize your own meal which was pretty interesting. Thus, I decided to have Buttered Mash Potato, Mushroom Ragout and Beer Battered Fish Fillet. Also, I complete my set with soup, dessert and Tea. 

Personally, my fish fillet tasted reasonably good! It was served hot and crispy. It has a slight pinch taste of the beer which goes surprisingly well with the fish. The mushroom and mash potato tasted good too. However, I thought that the portion for the fish was very small. If bigger portion to be given, it will be near to perfect.

One of the better brunch dining experience I have thus far. (:

Ambiance: 3.8/5
Service: 3.25/5
Price: 3/5
My customize meal: 4.3/5

5 Changi Business Park Central 1
Singapore 486038

Monday, April 7

After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" finds Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy - the Winter Soldier.

Went to watch The Winter Soldier with Trois recently.

Personally, I felt that The Winter Soldier was way better than The First Avenger. The story plot and flow was pretty well-done. Certain scenes were slightly draggy but those intense action scenes cover those flaws. The fight stunts was raised to another level well.

There was an unexpected twist which bring this film to another level. Also, certain humor scenes which lighten the show a little. I thought that The First Avenger was direct and predictable without much climax. Unlike, The Winter Soldier which had smarter plot.

Ratings: 3.7/5

Friday, April 4

After a biological terrorist attack kills off the population of a Russian town; Japan's Public Safety Special Third unit, code name THIRD-i, believes that the terrorist organization responsible plans to unleash the same virus known as Bloody X into Tokyo. Subsequently, THIRD-i recruits the help of genius hacker Takagi Fujimaru to find out what happened in the Russia. However, as Fujimaru becomes involved, he soon finds out that he is in over his head and that the terrorist groups influence reaches not only his school but even the police. Fujimaru must now rely on his skill as a hacker to unravel the organizations sinister plot and find out the truth behind "Bloody Monday."

Bloody Monday Season 1:

Personally, I felt that the film started well with the introducing of the story. The entire story flow was good yet not draggy. Many intense and suspense scenes which trigger me to think who exactly was the mastermind? Was it He that was the one controlling the situation? The plot was unexpected which you most likely will never know till they reveal it. 

Ratings: 3.5/5

Whereas the first series dealt with a deadly Russian weapons-grade virus, the new season is set two years later when an aircraft bearing a new kind of nuclear weapon threatens Tokyo.

Bloody Monday Season 2:

For me, I felt that this season was slightly better. The story started to built up with better climax and action scene. However, certain scenes were slightly too.. brief without much explanation. Similar as before, there were pretty good intense scenes and plot which you never get to expect. A good suspenseful drama! 

Miura Haruma acted pretty well in his given role. He was expressive and you could feel his emotions while watching this series. If you enjoy watching thriller suspense film, I think you should catch this show!

Ratings: 4/5

Went Jamie's Italian with LG! The ambiance was good with dim lighting and interesting layout decoration. 

I ordered sausage pappardelle for my dinner. Since I have a certain expectations of the food there, I was slightly disappointed with my dish. It tasted normal and after few mouth, you get quite tried it. I guess the sauce used was pretty strong for my taste bud. I have to highlight that the portion was big but the taste and price did not do much justice to it. 

The other dishes my friends ordered tasted normal as well. The food do not taste bad but just something you can get it elsewhere with better price. However, I thought that the desserts were pleasantly good. I will suggest you to order their desserts instead.

Jamie's Italian
1 HarbourFront Walk,
VivoCity, #1 165-167
Singapore 098585 

Wednesday, April 2

Zero Calling is the story of an ordinary man, David, who is coerced by a mysterious caller, Zero, to do his bidding by ‘righting wrongs’ in Singaporean society. David quickly realises what he is doing is no more than gutter vigilantism – taking the law into his own hands. However, David cannot escape from Zero because this mysterious master has made him a slave: Zero knows where he is, what he does and even who he talks to.

Recently watched zero calling on channel 5. Heard of this drama that was airing the other time but did not catch it till my colleagues mentioned about it. It was actually a mystery suspenseful film, the kind of show I will watch.

Personally, I felt that the plot was pretty good. Besides all the killing, it kept viewers in suspense, allowing them to think ahead, who was the mastermind who want him to do that and why? Good composition in the filming which added value to the entire scene. Many intense scenes which bring this show up though I felt some ended abruptly. 

Kudos to Pierre Png acting capability! He acted well with his given role! 

I was slightly disappointed with the finale of season 1 because there wasn't much climax which capture my attention. The ending left viewers to have their own set of ending which I thought was good. A nice fast-pace suspenseful film! 

Am looking forward to season 2 of zero calling!

Ratings: 3.3/5

Sunday, March 30

Divergent is a thrilling action-adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior (Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late. Divergent is based on the best-selling book series by Veronica Roth.

Watched Divergent earlier on. The show flow well and was interesting though certain scenes ended abruptly. Divergent may seems similar to the hunger games but with a different plot. 

I think viewers who read the storybook could anticipate and relate better to this film. If you never read the book, you need to pay attention to avoid missing certain highlight of the show. 

The different obstacles for the dauntless was pretty cool. It somewhat educate viewers never to give up but instead strive to be stronger. Nice intense and romance scenes which bring this show up to another level. 

Personally, I felt that Divergent was slightly better than the hunger games. If compared with catching fire, both will be comparable. 

Ratings: 3.75/5

Had this Pork Yaki-soba at Bishan Food junction. I like the texture of the noodle which was well-cooked with the sweet sauce blended nicely. Decent amount of well-marinated tender meat which make this dish a flavorful one. One appetizing dish which worth a try!

Botejyu Yatai
Junction 8
9 Bishan Place
Singapore 579837 

Saturday, March 29

Went for brunch with Wei Ming at Forty Hands quite some time ago. Nice of him to drive me to the area for a catch-up from Tiong Bahru Plaza. Liting worked there before and told me about his cafe which served good coffee thus I went there to try!

I ordered salmon hash and iced mocha for brunch! Salmon hash tasted pretty decent however the sliced salmon portion was small. The brown bread was well-toasted with good texture though. Personally, I felt that that it quite expensive for that particular dish.

Since many mentioned that the coffee was superb, how can I possible to miss it ya? The iced mocha tasted thick and rich. One sip and you could taste the richness of chocolate blended together well with coffee. To me, I thought that it was good though I think there might be better coffees out there. 

Ambiance: 2.85/5
Service: 3.9/5
Price: 2.95/5
Salmon hash: 3.4/5
Iced Mocha: 4/5

Forty Hands
78 Yong Siak Street #01-12
Singapore 163078