Tuesday, September 27

[Collaboration] Goodstuff.Sg



Goodstuff.sg is the authorised online retail destination for the latest and trendiest gadgets, home, lifestyle and fashion accessories from both local and international brands. Formed by a group of young enthusiasts with a background in and passion for e-commerce, logistics and consumer retail, Goodstuff.sg operates as a retailer, using technology to enhance customer satisfaction and experience. Product quality and customer satisfaction are the main tenets of the business. 

Goodstuff is pleased to present policies with the customer’s best interest in mind. One of the only e-retailers in Singapore to allow payment on delivery through a special feature, “Buy Now Pay Later”, customers will be able to see and touch their delivered goods before making payment via a range of payment modes including cash, credit card and mobile wallet. 


Customers get to enjoy a 14 day free returns policy, where they can return their products (excluding some health and personal care products, as well as undergarments, due to hygiene reasons) free-of-charge - no questions asked - within 14 days of purchase, as long as the product is in its original packaging. 

There will be more exciting surprises lined up leading to the next 100 days to Christmas when you register with Goodstuff.sg. Do watch out for it! 

Enter my promo code "GSKenny281099" to enjoy 15% off storewide! 

Sunday, September 25

[Japanese Drama Review] Soshite, Dare mo Inaku Natta


He is a brilliant system engineer who is an up-and-comer at his company. In his private life, he has a fiancée. Just when he was at the pinnacle of joy, he suddenly disappears from the face of the earth. "No, you're not Todo Shinichi." Even the name on his official family registry and certificate of residence has been changed. His bank accounts have been seized and his employment has been terminated on grounds that he is a missing person. Without an official family registry, he can't even get married. Did someone set him up? The suspect begins to emerge... Although Shinichi was left with nothing but loneliness, he won't allow himself to go down this way. He won't give up, no matter how much he is betrayed. He will keep believing in people. No matter what happens to him, he will not succumb. "I will uncover the truth, regardless of what it takes." No matter how many times he falls, Shinichi will get back up. -- NTV



Decided to catch this film - Soshite, Dare mo Inaku Natta (Lost ID) because Fujiwara Tatsuya in it! Oh well, its my kind of drama hence, I will watch it anyway.

Personally, the story was refreshing and kept me in suspense! Though it may appear rather slow-paced, the build up was nicely depicted with the many evidence in subsequent episodes. It had an unexpected twist towards the end, which was smart.

Also, never put all your trust in people. Sometimes, the one who you trust so dearly could betray you that you least expected. Even in such circumstances, we got to learn to forgive and not let anger lead you to do evil things.

"It's easy to turn to the dark side, it's remaining true that's difficult. It's easy to hate people, it's forgiving that's hard. But everyone forgives someone, lives together with someone."

Ratings: 3.8 / 5

Wednesday, September 21

[Invitation] The First-Ever WAmazing Race at Wisma Atria


Last weekend, I challenge myself at Wisma Atria's first-ever WAmazing Race, where Nic and myself pit against 3 other teams to search for five checkpoints and complete the tasks in the shortest possible time! 

Wisma Atria, one of the well-established shopping malls in Orchard Road, has lined up an exciting wave of culinary concepts and lifestyle retail offerings as part of the mall’s continuous efforts to enhance its shoppers' experience. With the renewed retail offerings, which include several first-in-Singapore concepts, they aim to create refreshed dining and shopping experiences for their loyal and new patrons, while strengthening Wisma Atria as one of the best lifestyle malls in the heart of town.

If you not already know, Wisma Atria whets your appetite with new dining options. Opening in the last quarter of 2016, one of the most exciting developments in the F&B scene, is Picnic, located at Level 3. Designed to recreate the energy and vitality of outdoor dining in a dynamic ever-changing urban park within the mall, diners are promised a fully immersive dining experience. It provides a range of international cuisines, including American, French, Italian and Japanese. In addition, it will also feature an in-house third-wave coffee bar and cocktail bar.

Joe & the Juice makes its debut in Wisma Atria this month as well. Serving an array of organic coffee, freshly made fruit and vegetable juices and rye bread sandwiches, this contemporary Danish cafe offers a funky and healthy-packed experience to shoppers grabbing a breakfast bite or a lunch-to-go. Fans of the popular bubble tea brand, Gong Cha, may now set their sights on its newest outlet at Wisma Atria, opening in September at Basement 1. It will join the ranks of other food cluster favourites, such as Llao Llao, Ben's Cookies, Garrett popcorn and Famous Amos.

There are more reasons for dessert lovers to celebrate this December, as Fruce, a coconut-based dessert-in-a drink shop, and Eyescream and Friends, a new-to-market Spanish ice cream brand, open at Basement 1. Fruce, which is created from the combination of the words ‘Fruits’ and ‘Fusion’, amalgamates tropical fruits with coconut as the key ingredient, favourite local desserts and homemade toppings, to create their signature series of beverages.

The mall also offers more lifestyle options. FitFlop has opened their new store at Level 1 to offer exciting ergonomic sandals, shoes and boots using world-class design, a splash of fashion and a continuous innovating mix of beauty, brains and top-notch biomechanics. For a touch of beauty indulgence, ladies can spend some me-time or BFF-time at Qoosh Nail Spa, a new manicure and pedicure service, which has opened for business at Level 3.

Visitors from overseas can present their passports at the Concierge Counter on Level 1 and receive a $10 F&B voucher when they spend a minimum of $50 nett in a single receipt. In addition, they are also entitled to redeem a 3-day Tourist Privilege Card that entitles them to discounts and special offers at participating stores in Wisma Atria.

Thanks Wisma Atria and Word of Mouth Communications for organising such fun activity!

Sunday, September 18

[Crowdfunding] Singapore Men’s Floorball


Singapore Men’s Floorball is embarking on their exciting journey towards World Floorball Championship 2016 this coming Dec in Riga, Latvia. We have all seen our Olympic and Para-Olympic champions, Joseph Schooling and Yip Pin Xiu emerging victorious in swimming. 

Would Singapore Floorball attain such heights?

Singapore Floorball has been on a steady growth locally. Many youth players in the schools scene have grown to learn and love this sport. However, as the support system is still in work-in-progress, our national players have to SELF-FUND their way to Europe!

After the past few years of renewing a new group of youth players into the team, currently with the dedication of the coaching staff, the team comprises a healthy balance of youth and experienced as they enter the final preparation towards the tournament. With the trip, each of them (including coaching staff) have to cough out approximately $3k. This figures include their airline, accommodation, food, recovery food, first aid and travel insurance – essential costs that cannot be avoided.

If you believe in Floorball, mostly importantly, if you believe in Singapore Sports, kindly offer your support for Singapore Men’s Floorball by clicking into the crowdfunding link below and contribute any amount you can. Many Thanks in advance!

https://gogetfunding.com/sgmensfloorball/

Thursday, September 15

[Korean Drama Review] W – Two Worlds


Oh Yeon Joo is a surgeon whose father is a famous comic book creator. One day, her father goes missing and she rushes to his workshop to look for him, and instead finds a strange man, Kang Chul bathed in blood. She is kidnapped by him and taken to a different dimension.



Finished watching this Korean Drama - W – Two Worlds. Personally, I felt that this drama had a refreshing and interesting concept as a whole. Be it the human or comic world, you got to watch closely to understand the flow of the story. 

The introductory was nicely developed which kept me going. With the unexpected scenes, it led me to ponder the next scene in line, as a audience. The climax only got to a certain level at later episode, for this already good drama.

Honestly, the finale was predictable for such a romance show. I was expecting something different out from it. All in all, it is a drama you may consider to catch!

Ratings: 3.5 / 5

Wednesday, September 14

OPERATION CHROMITE SPECIAL PREVIEW


The movie talks about South Korean Navy Special Forces, Captain Jang Hak-soo and his 7 members disguise themselves as a North Korean inspection unit. Their mission directives from Gen.MacArthur are: 1. infiltrate the North Korean army command center in Incheon and secure the mine chart, 2. kidnap ‘Ryu Jang-choon’, the second highest ranking North Korean officer, and 3.



Was invited as one of the bloggers to catch Operation Chromite special preview! I brought my church mentee along.

Personally, I felt that the film was well-crafted and compact as a whole. Initially, it may appear confusing with such brief introductory. Subsequently, it got better with a relatively good plot. Unlike typical war movies, this one here focused on a Korean war film about a covert operation that sets up the invasion.

It got interesting to see how both countries came out with their plan to fight this battle. It was a well-planned strategies indeed. The many intense moments kept me at the edge of my seat as well.

The fact that this film is based on true events heightens the drama of the invasion. I believe it educated me in many aspect that I least expected.

Ratings: 3.7 / 5

Saturday, September 10

[Media Invite] Media Tasting of PUTIEN'S Traditional Madam Leng Homemade Mooncakes


PUTIEN's offering of premium handmade mooncakes are the perfect traditional mooncakes for you. With its fluffy and crisp crust deep-fried to perfection and an interior generously filled with a fragrant, smooth paste of either yam or sweet potato, with or without a single egg yolk.

The mooncakes were named in honour of PUTIEN's longest serving employee, Madam Leng Ah Eng (fondly known as Lian Jie 莲姐), who was also the creator of these delectable treats. Made with premium and fresh ingredients with less sugar and absolutely no preservatives, these mooncakes are the perfect comforting snacks for all ages, each bite replete with tradition and nostalgia.

For the third year now, Madam Leng handmade mooncakes are back for this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival. The mooncakes will be produced in limited quantities at all PUTIEN outlets from now until 15 September 2016.




Had this rare opportunity to get my hands on the flour and try filling the mooncake skins with yam paste, over a media tasting at Putien! Spotted mine easily as I left a noticeable mark over it. Madam Leng's Handmade Mooncake has no preservatives and are low in sugar. Go grab a box today!

Yam - $48 for 4 pieces
Yam with single yolk - $54 for 4 pieces
Purple sweet potato - $52 for 4 pieces
Purple sweet potato with single yolk - $58 for 4 pieces

Both the premium taro and purple sweet potato are so.. good!

Available at all PUTIEN outlets!

Saturday, August 27

[Media Invitation] Miam Miam Pasta & Pancake Creations


Miam Miam is proud to unveil its brand-new luscious Mentaiko King Crab (S$19.80)! This dish features the juicy sweet Alaskan king crab on a bed of squid ink aglio olio pasta, asparagus and chilli.

Not only that, Miam Miam has also unveiled two enticing pancake creations. These pancakes depart from the usual in that they boast a tall height.

 Mont Blanc 
(S$13.80)

This fluffy pancake topped with French chestnut crème and crunchy almond crumble. 

  Truffle Chocolate Pancake Creations 
(S$13.80)

This dessert showcases handmade chocolate cream, velvety chocolate sauce and golden choc-chips. A layer of chocolate caramel finishes it.


Since its opening, the French-Japanese casual café kitchen has earned plaudits for its amazing pastas. Not one to rest on its laurels, the brand has constantly sought to enhance its recipes. Some of its existing pasta mainstays now boast new-and-improved presentations and flavours. 

The Lobster Bisque Sauce (S$20.80) will feature three succulent crayfish portions as well as an even more piquant lobster bisque. A potpourri of seafood ingredients such as prawns, squid and mussels is  now added to the Ocean Arrabbiata (S$16.80).

In conjunction with the launch of the new offerings, the French-Japanese casual café kitchen has launched a 45-day Pasta Challenge. Tuck into all nine of Miam Miams pastas within 45 days and stand a chance to win a 2D1N hotel room stay for two in the lavish Resorts World Sentosa. Sure-win prizes for different tiers such as a free Original Pancake and Pancake Creation are up for grabs as well.   

- Complete any three different pastas and get a free Original Pancake (S$8.80++)
- Complete any six different pastas and get a free Pancake Creation (S$13.80++)
- Collect all nine stamps and get a free Pasta ($20.80++) and stand a chance to take part in the Miam Miam Pasta Challenge Lucky Draw to WIN a 2D1N hotel room stay at Resorts World Sentosa!

This contest will be held from 17 August to 30 September 2016. 

Miam Miam
Bugis Junction
#02-14
Singapore 188021

Sunday, August 21

[Korean Drama Review] Wanted


This drama is about an actress whose her son gets kidnapped, and in order to save him, she has to complete all sorts of tasks during a live broadcast of a reality show. Jung Hye In (Kim Ah Joong) is a top actress in Chungmuro who’s acknowledged for being a box-office guarantee. But she’s described as someone who has to act even in her everyday life. When her son gets taken, she’ll stop at nothing to find him, and follows the kidnapper’s orders to go on a TV show, where she’ll complete missions at the kidnapper’s mercy while the whole country watches.



Finished watching this Korean Drama - Wanted. Personally, I thought that the story had a clever plot which kept me in good suspense. The concept itself was rather interesting too.

The kidnapped of Jung Hye In's child was linked to a incident which happened way back, 7 years ago. This particular case also involved the broadcast team and detectives. They were observant and smart enough to gather those evidence, which slowly lead them to the kidnapper and suspect. It got rather interesting when the investigators themselves, were linked to the cases.

In order to grasp the story well, you got to follow each episode closely. The hidden truth will then be clear.  The drama had an unexpected twist hence you do not know who is the kidnapper and suspect only until the finale. 

Ratings: 3.95 / 5

[Movie Review] Call Of Heroes 危城


In the early Republic of China, the whole country was trodden by incessant civil wars. The new ruling warlord Cao Ying sent his son Cao Shaolun to take over the remote village Pucheng. Cold-blooded and temperamental, Shaolun killed the innocents and orphans. The guardians of Pucheng arrested him and the guardian commander Yang Kenan planned to execute him after the trial. Zhang Yi, a colonel under warlord Cao Ying, learnt of what happened and came to Pucheng demanding the release of Shaolun. Zhang came across Ma Feng, who learnt martial arts from his mentor. Ma witnessed the outrageous behaviour of Shalolun and refused to take Zhang’s side. He was determined to assist Yang to keep Shaolun behind bars. Zhang failed to rescue Shaolun. Cao’s army invaded Pucheng and caused numerous casualties and deaths. The brave heroes swore to fight the battle to protect their homeland.



Watched Call Of Heroes 危城 with my church mentee - Ting Feng on Friday night. Decided to catch this film because the trailer seems rather promising. 

Personally, I feel that the film was good and rather classic on its own. Initially, the story may appear draggy and predictable but somewhat, it got better with the many intense scenes and great martial arts move. 

The plot was weak as it could have developed further. On the other hand, the well-planned strategies for the counter attack was smart. Good that certain humour was injected to lighten this heavy-hearted show.

It reminded me that both law and justice are equally important in a country. Without it strictly implemented, anyone could just break the law. It does not matter who you are, even if you are somewhat up there, one still have to pay for what He had done.

Ratings: 3.4 / 5