Saturday, January 19

[Movie Review] Escape Room

Escape Room is a psychological thriller about six strangers who find themselves in circumstances beyond their control and must use their wits to find the clues or die.

Watched Escape Room by myself at GV Plaza earlier this week. Being a fan of such reality game, I decided to catch this show. This film had a focused story-line which was fast-paced and engaging. 

Through this game, the six participants personality, strength and weakness are revealed. It was an interesting sight to see them strangers working together to solve the puzzle. The many intense moments definitely kept me at the edge of the seat as well. A pity that some may appear rather vague and "too good to be true".

If you are a genre of such a movie, remember to purchase a ticket or two!

Ratings: 3.8 / 5

Tuesday, January 8

[Taiwanese Movie Review] 比悲傷更悲傷的故事 More Than Blue

K was abandoned by his mother after the death of his father, while Cream lost her entire family in a traffic accident. Sharing similar circumstances, the two become best friends and come to share a home. Diagnosed with terminal illness, K has never confessed his love for Cream. He wants to make sure she is settled down and happy before his time runs out. 

Recently, watched 比悲傷更悲傷的故事 More Than Blue with Jaslin and Ting Feng at AMK Hub Cathay Cineplexes.

Personally, this romance film had a focused story-line. Though the plot itself emphasise on a love relationship between K and Cream, the movie itself was engaging and touching. The show would definitely trigger those nostalgic memories in high school too.

You can expect a number of emotional scenes which was nicely depicted. Do remember to bring some packet of tissue as tears may naturally roll down from your eyes. The unexpected twist towards the finale definitely heightened the show. Can you imagine? My church mentee who does not normally watch a romance film, also enjoy it. 

You may wish to consider watching this movie before it goes off-screen!

Ratings: 4.8 / 5

Sunday, December 2

[Movie Review] Robin Hood

Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton) a war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance. 

Watched Robin Hood with Ting Feng earlier on at GV Bedok. 

Personally, I felt that the show was engaging and compact as a whole. The story build up may appear rather slow-pace but somewhat, it gradually got better with a conducive plot. The battle between the Christians and the Muslims in Arabia somewhat sets a tone to its story-line. 

An excitement for me to view its well-planned strategies for a perfect counter-attack. There are many intense moment which kept me at the edge of my seat. Not to miss out those fight choreography scenes that are nicely depicted as well. 

The finale may leave you nowhere, but somewhat you will be able to grasp what is going to happen next. I am expecting a sequel for sure!

Ratings: 3.5 / 5

Monday, November 26

[Korean Drama Review] Ms. Ma, Nemesis

A woman is falsely accuse of killing her daughter. She escapes from prison. To reveal the truth about her daughter’s death, she solves cases around her. 

I had just completed watching this Korean drama - Ms. Ma, Nemesis. It was a surprise to me when the entire series ended at episode 32. All along, I thought that it had a total of 40 episodes. 

The introductory was nicely developed with a mystery element that was captivating and suspenseful. Though a slow progression in its plot, the casts whom had secret agenda actually made this already good drama, an interesting one.  

The "gathering of evidence and revealing of hidden truth" moment was definitely epic and kept me at the edge of my seat. Through this film, it highlighted about moral values and being ethical as a person. No doubt, you "could be somebody up there" but if you don't possess the right behaviour, the things you previously had would gradually fade. 

Ratings: 4.8 / 5

Wednesday, November 14

Délifrance Christmas Menu

Délifrance Singapore is a French café chain acquired by Auric in 2007. The brand has over 30 years of presence in Singapore and there are in total of 18 café-bakery outlets in Singapore islandwide. 

If you don't already know, they have recently launched their Christmas menu on 9 November 2018. From a variety of log cakes to roasts and mini delights. This means you can enjoy greater convenience when planning for parties and gatherings at the comfort of your own home during the festive seasons. 

I am glad to be one of the first few to savour on the Christmas menu. 

Christmas Prawn & Peach Sandwiches [S$38/12 pieces]

  Succulent prawns, juicy peach, fresh lettuce and tomatoes all housed in Délifrance’s signature butter croissant!

Traditional Roasted Turkey [$128]

Délifrance’s rendition is stuffed with flavourful chestnut and marinated with a special sauce. It also comes with savoury brown sauce and cranberry sauce, both of which enliven the meat. 

Roasted Beef Striploin [$85]
Honey Glazed Chicken Ham [$58]

A tender and juicy cut of beef cured with chef's seasoning. The striploin is accompanied with moreish black pepper sauce. The honey glazed chicken ham is baked to golden perfection, and brushed with a delightful  layer  of  sweet  honey.

Christmas Star [$12.90]

 Indulge in the chocolate star, a miracle gift for someone's dream to come true!

Joy of Délifrance [$68]
Chocolate Crumbs and Cream Cheese [$60]
Red Velvet Cake [$60]
Fruit Cake [$18]

Joy of Délifrance features sweet Valrhona chocolate encased in velvety chocolate cake. Another showstopper is the 1-kg Chocolate Crumbs and Cream Cheese log cake. Made with 100% cookie crumbs, cream cheese and layers of light sponge cake, every bite exudes a robust flavour and crunchy excitement.

My favourite dishes would be the Christmas Prawn & Peach Sandwiches, Traditional Roasted Turkey and Joy of Délifrance as they are well-curated and tasty to the palate!  

Customers can place order 4 working days in advance before 1pm from Monday to Friday (except for Public Holiday). Be merry! There is 15% off early bird special before 30 Nov 2018. So, place your orders today!

Click here to view the Christmas Menu.

501 Orchard Road
Singapore 238880

Wednesday, November 7

Grand Opening Flower Stand Delivery from the Online Florist

Giving the gifts of flowers is a thoughtful way of showing your care and concern. To a friend or family or special someone who is opening a new business, a flower stand for grand opening is the perfect choice. If you are buying grand opening flower stands for Florist Delivery in Singapore to send to a business shop or office, choose to buy from the online florist. Take advantage of these benefits and make your flower gifting worthwhile on this very special event: 

Buying online is time-saving.

Everyone needs time-saving ways to buy things that they need, even grand opening flowers. When you buy the flower stand from the Singapore florist online, it will only take you a few minutes and a few clicks on your mouse and computers. It is really time-saving to buy online and you can even do it at the comfort of your home or in your office. This allows you to get only the best gifts for the special occasion without even going out of your home. In addition, sending online your flower stands to the grand opening is also time-saving.

Buying online is more comfortable.

It is indeed more comfortable to buy the flower stand online. The flower shop operates online, providing the finest selections of flowers in the most fabulous designs. You will surely find a specific flower arrangement of flower stand suitable for the grand opening celebration. The florist in Singapore makes it comfortable for you when you buy online by providing you wide varieties of flower stand designs and delivery options. 

Buying online is more reliable.

You can buy online and have the flower stand delivered at your requested time. The online florist assures you that the flower stands are designed and crafted creatively and professionally. The flower stand is also guaranteed hand delivered, assuring you of reliable florist services from the buying process all the way to the delivery of the flowers. With the online florist handling the job, there is no reason why not to send the most glamorous flower stand for the grand opening of a business. 

Choosing to buy grand opening flower stand from the online florist for Flower Delivery Singapore is a real advantage. With user-friendly website and webpages, and with secure and easy payment system, online shopping of flower stands is convenient and comfortable. Sending the flower gift is as convenient and comfortable when you choose to have one through the online florist.

Friday, September 28

[Singapore Drama Review] 29th February 229 明天见

On the 29th of February, Ye Zheng Fang (Thomas Ong) had a quarrel with his wife Shu Jun (Elsie Yeh), she died of a heart attack later in the evening. Their son, Zhi Xin (Aloysius Pang), blamed him for her death. Their daughter, Zhi Hui (Hong Ling), fell into a coma on the same day after a traffic accident. A torn and battered Zheng Feng slipped into a defeated slumber, but a sharp crash jerked him awake, and he found himself repeating the day of 29th February…

Unable to explain his situation, he tries to save his wife and daughter but to no avail as the day repeats itself. Soon, each member of the family gets trapped with him, repeating the same day over and over again. They start to enjoy the days without tomorrow, but soon realised that life is meaningless without progress. While everyone hopes for a better tomorrow, what will you do when tomorrow never ends?  

Just finished watching this channel 8 series - 29th February 229 明天见. I decided to catch it because the trailer presented on television caught my attention. If I am not wrong, this show resembles a movie title - Before I fall with a similiar story-line. 

Personally, I thought that the series had a refreshing plot with a good suspense. The heart-warming scenes presented are commendable too. It educated viewers to cherish your family and never to take them for granted. It also highlighted viwers to forgive your loved ones in whatever circumstances.

Please do follow this drama closely else it may just appear repetitive without any progression. Though the finale was somewhat predictable; it contained certain unexpected element which was commendable.

Oh well, the show might not seems to be logical but trust me, watch it with an open-mind. You would definitely learn something from it.

Ratings: 3.5 / 5

Monday, September 3

[Movie Review] Crazy Rich Asians

The story follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young , to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. 

Watched Crazy Rich Asians with mummy yesterday afternoon at filmgarde bugis+. 

Personally, I felt that this film had a focused story-line but somewhat, predictable. Initially, it may appear rather slow-paced but thankfully, the progression gradually got better. It was a pity that the plot was weak without substantial content.

The main highlight was on these 2 characters - Rachel Chu & Nick Young about their romance relationship. Even when circumstances may not appear positively for Rachel Chu, I was totally impressed by her determination and courage. 

Honestly, this movie did not work well for me. With the many recommendation, I was obviously expecting it to be be above average but however, it was just an average show. 

Ratings: 2.5 / 5 

Thursday, August 9

[Korean Drama Review] Are You Human, Too?

Nam Shin (Seo Kang-Joon) is a son from a family who runs a large company. After an unexpected accident, he falls into a coma. His mother Oh Ro-Ra (Kim Sung-Ryoung) is an authority on brain science and artificial intelligence. She creates an android named Nam Shin III which looks like just like her son Nam Shin. The android pretends to be Nam Shin and he has a bodyguard So-Bong (Kong Seung-Yeon).

I had just completed watching this Korean drama - Are You Human, Too?

Personally, the story itself was refreshing and interesting on its own. It had a smart plot which was captivating and kept me in great suspense. The progression of each episode got better with the secret agenda among the casts, which made this already good drama a more convincing one. Not to forget, the many touching, intense and thrilling moments which hightened the show.

This drama revolved around temptations and being revengeful. On the other hand, it educated viewers to let go of grudges and learn to forgive, in order to feel peace and happy. It reminded me about the importance of kinship and also to cherish the people around me. Most importantly, not to boast but be humble. 

This series reminded me of the show - W – Two Worlds . If you enjoy that show, you may wish to give this drama a try! Kudos to Seo Kang-joon acting capabilities. A versatile actor indeed! Not to leave out, the many other casts as well. Good job!

I would definitely view robots differently after wacthing this!

Ratings: 4.8 / 5 

Saturday, August 4

[Singapore-Malaysia Drama Review] Gifted 天之骄子

Two very different characters who grew up in two distinctly diverse environment, Guan Yao Zu (Elvin Ng) and Li Xiao Yi (Zhang Yao Dong) were once child prodigies. They had to hide their talent due to circumstantial reasons, but their paths crossed when a mysterious rich man engages them to locate his missing son. Will they work together to solve the mystery or will they pit their wits against each other to emerge as the final victor?

Just finished watching this channel 8 series - Gifted 天之骄子 on toggle. Before the show even begin, mediacorp heavily publicised this Singapore-Malaysia production. If you know me well enough, I'm always a fan of such genre. 

Personally, I felt that the drama had a smart plot which keep me in great suspense. The progression in each episodes led me to ponder and followed them closely. There were definitely unexpected twist to its plot; though certain scenes may still appear predictable to me. The cases are nicely penned from the start till the finale which was commendable. The many touching, intense and thrilling moments certainly hightened the show. It strongly reminded me the importance of kinship. 

The finale reminded of the show - Love Me, If You Dare 他來了,請閉眼. If you enjoy - Gifted 天之骄子, you may wish to give the recommended drama a try! Kudos to Zhang Yao Dong acting capabilities once again. A versatile actor indeed! Not to leave out, the many other casts as well. Good job!

Ratings: 4.5 / 5