Tuesday, September 1

Pork katsu curry rice @ Dolce Tokyo


This pork katsu curry rice tasted good with its flaky texture and tender meat! The curry gravy complements well with the omu egg and meat. Decent portion though it can be quite pricey for some. Nevertheless, one of the better pork katsu!

Dolce Tokyo
Bugis Junction
#03-10H

Friday, August 28

Joker Game Movie Review


Set along a backdrop of a fictitious second world war at an international city in Asia.

In Japan, Lieutenant Colonel Yuki (Yusuke Iseya) recommends the creation of spy training school "D Kikan". Meanwhile, Kato (Kazuya Kamenashi) is facing capital punishment for his refusal to follow a superior's order. Kato is then scouted by "D Kikan". He goes through a harsh training regiment and faces his first mission as a spy.


Last week, I have watched a Japanese movie - Joker Game online. Personally, I felt that this film was rather fast-pace and compact though it could have been more refined. 

With a good introductory, I anticipated a more convincing plot. However, there was a slight disappointment with its normal plot delivered. The good fighting scenes and clever strategies presented definitely help this film to score more point.

A decent film on its own but I guess there are better ones out there!

Ratings: 3/5 

Saturday, August 22

[Sponsored Post] Battle Of The KFC Wings, Jap? or Korean?


KFC is the leading quick-service restaurant chain in the chicken category in Singapore. KFC is renowned for serving its customers delicious, complete family meals at affordable prices. The first KFC restaurant in Singapore was opened in 1977, and there are now 87 restaurants island-wide. KFC a.m. was introduced in November 2007 and is now served at 68 of its restaurants.

The company also provides KFC Delivery as part of its commitment to meet the needs of consumers. There are over 11,000 KFC restaurants in more than 80 countries and territories around the world, serving some eight million customers each day.


In recent years, the influence of Japanese and Korean culture and cuisine is getting increasingly prevalent. Many Singaporeans have fallen in love with the rich Japanese culture and exciting Korean pop and fashion trends!

Umadare KFC Wings

Yang Yeum KFC Wings 

KFC introduces the all-new KFC Wings! Consumers can choose between the Umadare sauce (a tangy yet savoury Japanese sauce) or the Yang Yeum sauce (a Korean-inspired sweet and spicy sauce). Freshly breaded in-store with a special batter, these juicy wings are cooked to crispy perfection and coated in two bold flavours!

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Is it KFC Umadare or KFC Yang Yeum for me!? 
Click on the video to find out!

Honestly, both KFC wings tasted classic on its own! If I have to pick one, it will definitely be Umadare KFC Wings for its tangy yet savoury sauce!


 OR?

After trying the KFC wings, you can either post a picture or video of yourself enjoying the KFC wings on Instagram! If you are doing a video, say “Oishii Umadare Wing!” or “Mashisoyo Yang Yeum Wing!”. Hashtag your winning flavour #kfcoishii or #kfcmashisoyo in your post too! One lucky winner will be chosen from the ‘winning flavour’ to WIN a prize!


It is also available for the Wings Rice Bento Set which comes with 4 pcs Wings (choice of 1 flavour), fragrant chicken rice, a side salad and a regular 7Up Lemon Mint at $6.90! 

For KFC’s latest updates & promotions, do check out their website!

Wednesday, August 19

WILD CITY 《迷城》 Movie Review


The long-awaited feature in seven years, writer-director Ringo LAM sets his sights once again on Hong Kong’s seedy underbelly. In the spirit of City on Fire and Full Alert, Lam’s latest Canto-noir finds unsuspecting bystanders caught in a tangled web of and greed and betrayal, their growing anxieties punctuated with sudden bursts of violence. 


【T-Man】
by Louis Koo 

A righteous, introvert and self-disciplined person. A former Inspector of the Criminal Investigation Department, he resigns after covering his brother up in an operation. He opens a pub and befriends with drunken Siu Yuen one night, he is then innocently pulled into the whirlpool of corruption and slaying of gangsters.

【Chung】
by Shawn Yue 

Forthright and kind-hearted. He was once an amateur illegal racing driver and is now a taxi-driver. He believes he could start a relationship with Siu Yuen in the beginning. Under the temptation of money, he has a severe verbal altercation with Man and leads Man drawn into vicious slaughter of gangsters innocently.

【Blackie】
by Chang Hsiao-Chuan 

The leader among the five Taiwanese gangsters and very skillful with firearms and weaponry. Most loyal to King and has a profound relationship with King. Blackie and the other gangsters decide to revenge for King and escalates the whole mission to a personal level.


Was invited as one of the bloggers to watch WILD CITY 《迷城》special preview yesterday evening! Gary came along with me to catch this film. 


Personally, I felt that this fast-paced film was decent and compact on its own. Though a slow build up to its plot, it was nicely crafted with good intense moments. Initially, the introductory was brief without much background, which kept me in suspense. It was then revealed with its flash back scenes. It could have been better if they lessen those flash back and inject the facts, for a better execution. Certain occurrence appear rather vague, which was not well-thought.

Louis Koo did well in his craft as (T-Man)! I like how his character was changed from one to another. A rather convincing delivery!


This film allows you to know more about Hong Kong and the people who are lost in the city. It also send a message across on the temptation of money. Greed can cause anyone out there to be ruthless and to the extent, betray your loved ones. 

"别让昨天的悲伤 浪费新的眼泪"

A good action crime show that follows similarly to a Hong Kong drama! 

Ratings: 3.6/5

Sunday, August 16

MdoC Relief Body & Hair Shower Gel Review

Relief Body & Hair Shower Gel
($28)

This product is 2 in 1 typed shower gel that cleansing of skin impurities and scalp pollutant is possible at one time! 


Personally, I adore this product pretty much as it provide freshness and vitality to my hair and skin. The rich bubbles and mild cleansing ingredients could protect my hair and skin that are washed daily. The nice Citrus fragrance makes the mood refresh during shower. 

Click here to view MdoC Relief Facial Wash products if you are interested to know more!

Interested to get any MdoC products? 

Email your orders at: contactvv@venti-vanity.com and cc: kenny_tang36@hotmail.com
Quote 'Kenny Tang' to enjoy 10% off retail price for all MdoC products! 
Applicable for people residing in Singapore.

Saturday, August 15

Attack On Titan Part 1 Movie Review



100 years ago, titans suddenly appeared on Earth. Soon, human civilization veered on collapse due to the titans. Humans then built a giant wall to defend themselves. Within the giant walls, humans lived in peace, but, 100 years later, the giant wall is broken. Mankind is under the terror of titans, a beast in which feast on human flesh. Eren Yeager, a young boy determined to make change when he himself could transform into one. He is humanity’s last hope. As the story progresses, the truth behind the origin of the Titans arises and the story shifts to one about political subterfuge.


Watched Attack On Titan Part 1 with Cynthia at The Cathay Cineplex yesterday night!

Personally, I felt that the story was refreshing and gripping that stands on its own. If you never read the manga or watch the anime, I believe you may find that the introductory appear rather brief without much background.

Initially, the plot seems weak and predictable. However, it got better with a good story build up that was interesting. Particularly, I enjoyed this scene where the squad work together to save Shingeki no Kyojin life, that was indeed intense. However, the insertion of a sexual scene seems redundant and not applicable to its flow. The digital effects presented was vague which could have been fine-tuned as well. 


Haruma Miura did well in his craft as (Eren Yeager)! A rather convincing delivery!

Anyway, if you followed closely to the anime or manga series, do watch it with an open mind to avoid disappointment. 

Ratings: 3.2/5

Thursday, August 13

[Blogger Invitation] Agrobazaar Malaysia @ Singapore Blogger Food Tasting Party‏


I was invited to a food tasting session: Agrobazaar Malaysia @ Singapore Blogger Food Tasting Party!

Through a Malaysian government-funded initiative, Agrobazaar Singapore brings to the progressive Southern nation the fruits of Malaysian agriculture. Food is a very large part of the Malaysian culture and life, and this is represented in the extensive menu boasted by Agrobazaar Singapore. Every dish in our menu delivers, truly, the authentic taste of Malaysia. Coupled with the produce lovingly grown and cultivated on home soils, the establishment strives to provide the ultimate Malaysian agricultural experience to the foodie wanderer.


Agrobazaar Malaysia @ Singapore is your one stop for shopping, dinning and chilling out with friends, family and loved one. Not only it is a bustling hub of promotion solely for Malaysian grown and Malaysian produced goods, they also have a café (KopieSatu) and a restaurant (The Verandah), which served most authentic and fresh tasting Malaysian food and beverage possible outside of Malaysia.



Before the tasting started, we had a fruit decoration activity! This is our final product. Creative ya?

Penang Asam Laksa

This was ranked 7th most delicious food in the world by CNN! Certainly a good authentic dish though it tasted slightly flavourful and spicy to me. Personally, it could have been better if it was less sourish.  

Mee Bandung 'Muo'

I adore this dish pretty much! A popular Malaysian dish with distinctive gravy of mashed potatoes, chicken stock, tamarind, blended chilli and curry powder. The gravy tasted not too flavourful and complement well with the noodle. 

Tauhu Bakar

Grilled crisp tofu packets served with spicy peanut sauce.

Chicken Satay

My personal favourite dish of the day! The meat was tender and well-marinated in spices. It was perfectly grilled and served along with the peanut sauce!

Durian Rainbow Cake

The highlight of the night would be this dessert! I adore the fluffy texture of this sponge cake with durian goodness! Do give it a try!


Great to see familiar faces (bloggers & foodies) there! 
A good catch up!



Photo credit: The Influencer Network

Lot 37-43
Sultan Gate
Singapore 198485

Saturday, August 8

MdoC Relief Facial Wash Review


Men are becoming more aware of ‘beauty’ and ‘feminism’ as the is drawing attention to today's men. For men, their body (appearance and fashion) and skin care have become one of the important elements. Until now, men have used cosmetics without any special interests or knowledge. MdoC will fill your need for specialized and distinct lineup of cosmetics according to various skin types. 

MdoC Skincare products is exclusive brand only for men designed and developed according to men’s life style with Chamomile, Witch hazel, Camellia Sinensis Leaf, grape seed extract and many other beauty ingredients to deliver to the skin more effectively after long research and study.

I was shortlisted as one of the blogger to review their products! In this entry, I shall focus on MdoC relief facial wash products.

Relief foam cleansing 
(S$20.90)

Foam cleanser best suited for men's skin type - MdoC has designed a foam cleansing wash that works down to your dirtiest pores without over-drying your skin. Expect lesser outbreaks and a fresher appearance with MdoC™ Relief Foam Cleanser!

This product basically helps removes dead skin cells and skin wastes. It has a soft texture with delicate bubbles that goes easy on the skin. The ingredients used make the skin texture clear and moist after wash.

Relief Tonic
($30.90)

Feel the freshness with zero-stress relief tonic - MdoC™ Relief Tonic helps to control the secretion of oil on your skin and also works to close up your pores after shaving, which irritates the skin. 

Relief Essence Emulsion
(S$33.90)

Rich moisturization of essence -  MdoC™ Relief Essence Emulsion hydrates the skin, leaving it feeling silky and smooth. It heals and moisturizes dry, sensitive skin. It helps to keep you look fresh even after a long day!

You may wish to know that the above products are targeted for dry skin users. Click here to find out more on their other products (i.e oily skin users and/or whitening series) which you may be interested! 


Click here to view MdoC Body & Hair Shower Gel product if you are interested to know more!

Interested to get any MdoC products? 

Email your orders at: contactvv@venti-vanity.com and cc: kenny_tang36@hotmail.com! Quote 'Kenny Tang' to enjoy 10% off retail price for all mdoc products! Only for people residing in Singapore.

Thursday, August 6

To The Fore 破风 Movie Review



Eddie Peng, Choi Siwon and Shawn Dou, the sports movie TO THE FORE is directed by the highly reviewed director Dante Lam (UNBEATABLES, THE BEAST STALKER, etc). The movie, an intense sports drama set in the world of competitive cycling, is opening Asia-wide in August 2015! 





Was invited as one of the bloggers to watch To The Fore 破风 gala premiere which was held at Golden Village Plaza Singapura yesterday night. Samantha came along with me to catch this film.


Personally, I felt that the story was compact and classic on its own. The story flow was decent though its introductory scenes could have been fine-tuned. It focus slightly more on its cycling competition portion which somewhat neglected its story plot. This film may appear predictable without much substance. However, It actually got better with its story build up that was nicely presented. 



There were some intense and gripping moments on its cycling competition scenes, that captured my attention. Besides that, it injected certain romance and humour elements which brighten up this film. It also showed us the importance of teamwork and educated viewers never to be complacent. 


Overall, a refreshing romance sports related film that inspired viewers not to give up hope in whatever circumstances happened, but to move on and pursue that passion.

Ratings: 3.75/5

Monday, August 3

Paper Towns Movie Review


Based on "The Fault In Our Stars" author John Green's book, "Papertowns" starts off with high school student, Quentin, who on a random night in his room is visited by his pretty neighbour Margo to help her go on a revenge quest for the people who have hurt her. But the next day when Margo suddenly goes missing, Quentin learns more about his mysterious friend through the clues she has left behind for him all across their town in order to find her.



Watched Paper Towns with Li yi last Saturday night. I finished reading this novel before it was out on screen! Since then, I have been anticipating to catch this film.

The plot was decent and it followed quite closely to the novel. The story flow was okay but certain scenes ended abruptly without much depth. The mysterious element presented was weak and not depicted as well as compared to the book. 

The characters each has its own traits and attitude towards school and relational life. Each individual love story then started to build up. The road trip scenes were amazingly presented as it was wacky and funny. It also triggered certain fond memories one might have during high school.

I enjoyed the adventure moment where Margo left certain clues behind to assure her whereabouts and safety. It could have been better if the finale had a twist to surprise those who have read this book. Nevertheless, a good romance film. 

Ratings: 3.7/5