Saturday, December 13


Australia’s Pie Face has finally arrived in Singapore! It is the largest pie chain from Australia with about 75 stores across the country. Established in 2003, this Sydney-based bakery café is best known for baking its warm and delicious pies from scratch. Encased within the flaky crust are different types of freshly prepared fillings created by the chain’s chief pie baker – Mr Francois Galland.

Other than the usual favorites such as Chunky Steak Pie and Chicken & Mushroom Pie, you will be amongst the first to enjoy a sneak preview of its first-ever flavors launched exclusively at the Singapore store – Chicken & Peppercorn pie and Creamy Vegetables pie. Other sweet offerings include their signature mini lemon pie and mini butterscotch pie are the must-trys too.

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Was invited to a media tasting: Pie Face Media Tasting at Bugis Village yesterday evening! The restaurant have good ambiance with warm lighting. A good hangout place to have your coffee and pastries with loved ones.


Before my review on the pastries, I shall first share about the Hot cappuccino I ordered. It tasted quite good. It was milky, smooth and tasted neither too bitter or acidic for me.


Then, the pies arrived! As you can see, different cute emoticons are printed on each pie; the emoticon actually represented different flavours. You may wish to know that these savoury pies come in both regular and mini sizes. 

The flavours Pie Face offer for regular sizes are: Chunky Steak, Chicken + Mushroom, Chicken + Peppercorn, Thai Green Curry Chicken and Tandoori Vegetable. The mentioned flavours are also available in mini pies but it has 3 additional flavours: Steak + Peppercorn, Chili Chicken + Corn and creamy vegetable. 

I thought the texture of the pasties was nicely done. The crust was crispy and quite flaky. The amount of filling inserted was rather generous as well. My personal favourite flavours are: Thai Green Curry Chicken and Chicken + Mushroom. I thought that some pies tasted slightly flavourful for me. Nevertheless, each has its own classic taste that cater to different individual. 


For additional $2, you can add the gravy mashed and peas to your pie! And yup, I felt that the idea was creative and indeed it tasted pretty awesome! 


Here comes the Chicken + Cheese Sausage, Chicken sausage roll, Almond and Cheese Stick! My personal favourites are: Cheese Stick and Chicken + Cheese Sausage! 

The Chicken + Cheese Sausage goes well with the good texture crust. However, the texture of the sausage could have been slightly better. The Cheese Stick tasted pretty good! It was crispy, flaky and the cheese was not too strong for my taste bud. One of the best I have indulge. 


Next, the sweet desserts! Mini Pecan Pie, Butterscotch pie, Lemon Pie, Chocolate Pie, Raspberry pie, Apple crumble pie, Green Tea w Red Bean Pie, Coffee Mousse Pie, Chocolate Mousse cake, Banana Bread and Carrot Cake!

My personal favourites are: Raspberry pie, Coffee Mousse Pie, Chocolate Mousse cake and Banana Bread! The others tasted reasonably tasty too. As it was freshly made, it certainly depends on your individual flavour preferences to decide your favourite ones.

Great to see familiar faces (bloggers) there! Nice to mingle and make new friends too. Grateful for this opportunity to be invited for this media tasting. Thanks Jaslyn Low & Pie Face Singapore for the host and invitation! (;

245 Victoria Street
Singapore 188034
Opening Hours: 11am - 11pm daily

Thursday, December 11


Had this lemongrass curry brown rice set at Suntec City - Loving Hut with my church pals way some time ago. Please take note that they have shifted to Joo Chiat. 

Personally, I like the curry as it was thick yet not too flavourful for my taste bud. It blended well with the good texture mock meat as well. It could have been better if more chunks were provided to satisfy a person meal. Nevertheless, a decent and healthy dish to indulge as brown rice was served. 

Loving Hut
229 Joo Chiat Road #01-01
Open daily : 11am – 2.30pm | 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Tel: 6348 6318

Sunday, December 7


乐乐是名白血病患者,她的病情让她开钢琴独奏会的梦想似乎怎么想都是遥不可及……;深爱着她的向阳除了在心中期待能够出现适合的骨髓捐赠者,似乎也是无能为力。
自从双亲意外过世之后,以容就跟爷爷两人相依为命。因为经济因素,以容总是辛苦工作;身为家中的支柱,她放弃了出国学音乐的计划。最近,以容的青梅竹马回到家乡,眼见以容的幸福终于到来,却在此时,过度辛劳的她被检查出得了白血病……。
两名同样热爱音乐、但互不相识的女孩,能够跨越生命的关卡,得到真正的幸福吗?


Watched 《幸福快遞》Love Transplantation earlier this afternoon. Both my favourite celebrities - Genie Chuo and Enson Chang are the leading cast thus I decided to catch this film. Been looking forward to this show since the released in year 2013. Finally I watched it online!

Personally, I felt that the plot was simple and heart-warming. A fast-pace film that requires my observation in order to catch the entire plot. The flow could have been better with its stitching from scenes to scenes. In this romance show, I could see many emotions being put forth that portrayed the value and importance of kinship. Also, it injected certain humour elements which lighten this heavy hearted show a little. 

Overall, a decent and touching romance film to catch!

Ratings: 3.15/5


卓文萱 - 期待,愛

Ending with this movie theme song which was closely related to this film! 

Saturday, December 6


妳身邊那人,也許不是妳的真命天子,但他或許是妳的專屬超人。
妳對他輕輕一笑,就會有一萬個天使在他的笑容上飛舞著。

摯愛的女孩愛上完美的城市英雄,
平凡的你只能低頭認輸、含淚給予祝福?
或用盡所有努力,日夜期盼有個機會,
可以在心愛的人面前逞一次英雄、盡一次心力,
一切只為了讓自己在愛情的位置與情敵平等……

Finished reading 打噴嚏 A Choo novel by 九把刀. Previously, I read cafe waiting love 等一个人咖啡 and I thought it was pretty good! Thus, decided to read this book written by the same author.

Personally, I felt that this novel was rather interesting and heart-warming. The story plot was simple and classic on its own. It revolved only a few characters; each has its own ambition and all worked equally hard to achieve them. 

The main characters are 義智,心心, 建漢 and 可洛. The most aspiring character will be 義智. As his love life may not appear positive, He still carry on with his dreams and persevere on. It depict how He yearn to be a hero to win a girl's heart. While reading, many boxing choreography were introduced about its practice and strategies. I thought it was refreshing with imagination only through words. 

An unexpected ending as I did not expect this to happen 義智. However, I thought the love He has given to 心心 will always be greatly appreciated by her.

A good romance fiction story that revolved about superhero and its power. It most likely will appeal to guys as it involved boxing and superheros. Am looking forward watching this film soon! Hope it will be screened in Singapore!

Ratings: 3.85/5

Wednesday, December 3


Trying out Nene Chicken and it turned out pretty good for me. The battered chicken was crispy yet not too crunchy. If you prefer a more crunchier texture, this may appeal lesser to you. The curly fries was nicely fried with good texture. Only thing to take note, you cannot choose your desire chicken parts as it is fixed to a set meal. 

Nene Chicken
Bedok Mall
#02-02

Sunday, November 30


The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.



Yesterday night, I have watched The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 with my lovely poly mates after my church service and dinner. We caught this movie at the Cathay Cineplex. Previously, there was The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games - The Catching Fire.

Personally, I felt the show was decent though it could have been more refined. Initially, it started pretty slow and slightly draggy without much anticipation for me to carry on. The flow was slightly messy and dull at certain point.

As I continue watching, the story gets more exciting as it allow me to ponder what will exactly happen next. It was refreshing to see how - District 13 and Capitol strategies their plan for the attack. However, the climax injected was slightly weak to its minimum degree.

Kudos to both Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson acting capability as I thought they acted well! Though Josh Hutcherson have not many scenes to showcase, his minimal showtime certainly appeal me with his convincing act. Nice!

As compared, this installment wasn't as good as The Hunger Games - The Catching Fire in terms on its plot and flow. Nevertheless, it was a well-crafted plot development for the second part of this film. Anticipating for it as I think it will be certainly a good one!

Ratings: 3.4/5

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
Singapore

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!

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