Friday, March 27

THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT MOVIE REVIEW


THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world. 


Watched Insurgent with Trois earlier on in the evening. Previously, I watched Divergent as well. In comparison, I prefer the previous installment for its compact story-line.

Personally, I felt that the show was okay though below my expectation. Initially, it started off rather promising but down the hill with its weak plot presented. The story flow was quite messy and could have been more refined. Nice action and intense scenes that certainly bring this film to another level.

Though the finale ended quite abruptly without much depth, I enjoyed watching the scenes where Tris managed to overcome the challenges to unlock the truth about the past; that was remarkably presented. 

Ratings: 3/5

Saturday, March 21

[Media Invitation] Launch of Miam Miam's Lunch Exécutif Menu‏



Inspired by the grace & old-school charms of French Cafes & Japanese Kissatens, Miam Miam promises a delicious culinary experience through & through. Bringing you the freshest, farm-sourced ingredients & flavors of Japanese cuisines and together with our French artisanal cooking techniques, Miam Miam takes true pride in bringing the best of both French & Japanese cuisines to you.

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Was invited to a media tasting: Launch of Miam Miam's Lunch Exécutif Menu at Westgate last Tuesday Evening! I liked the layout of its restaurant that was classy. A good place to chill with friends and loved ones.

Miam Miam Spaghetti 

Modern Yaki

Arrabiatta

Among the 3, I adored Miam Miam Spaghetti the most because it was very appetizing and not too flavourful for my taste bud. It may appear to be a normal 'egg' spaghetti but it has a good combination of poached eggs, bacon and tomatoes that complete this dish! 

Modern Yaki and Arrabiatta tasted quite decent as well. These 2 dishes are slightly more flavourful for me. If you like a stronger taste, I guess this will be your pick.

Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich

BLT Sandwich

Between these 2, I adored the Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich because the meat tasted tender and pretty juicy. It was well marinated and goes along well with the toast. BLT Sandwich was okay but the honey mustard dressing was quite overwhelming that I could not taste the bacon.

Riz au Curry

Riz Noir

Between these 2, I adored Riz Noir (Squid Ink Black Rice and Scrambled Omu Egg) because the dish itself was rather classic on it own. The scrambled omu eggs was nicely done as it was moist and fluffy! The squid ink surprising goes well with the black rice and omu eggs! Riz au Curry tasted okay but the curry lack in flavour as it was not as rich as expected. Good that broccoli  was added to this dish.

Matcha Souffle

Valrhona Chocolate Soufflé

These 2 Soufflé tasted pretty good! Though slightly moist and airy on the inside, the texture on the outside was nicely done. Personally, I prefer the Matcha Souffle but it still depends which flavour suits your liking as both were nice!

Matcha Red Bean Cream Pancake

This dessert here has nice visual that look pleasant. However, I thought that the texture could have been better. If it was more fluffy, it will certainly better.

Miam Miam Lunch Executif Menu 
Monday - Friday 
11.30am to 2.30pm

Soup of the Day
Choice of Main Course (Sandwich, Pasta or Rice)
Coffee or Tea
$17.90++ per pax 

You may wish to know that the main courses will be rotated on a weekly basis. Also, enjoy a complimentary Matcha Red Bean Cream Pancake when you order two set lunches! These lunch menu is exclusively available at Westgate outlet.

Westgate
#01-21/22
Singapore 608532

Thursday, March 19

Munch Saladsmith & Rotisserie Food Tasting


Was invited to Munch SaladSmith's at Novena Square 2 last Sunday afternoon! 



Look at the spread of choices that consumers can choose from!


I chose the ham sandwich, rosti and salmon! Rosti tasted okay though I felt that it could have been more crispy for better texture. The salmon was good and and not too flavourful for me but it was slightly dry.


The spread of food that we (bloggers) got from the selection! 


Personally, I liked the ham sandwich and scrambled eggs pretty much! The sandwich was stuffed with ham, cabbages, cucumbers and tomatoes; not too much nor little but easy for one to indulge. The bread just goes along well with this combination. It was nicely presented as well. The texture of the scrambled eggs was nicely done as it was not too dry but fluffy and moist!


The lovely people that I met during the event!

Munch Saladsmith & Rotisserie
Square 2
#02-01/02/95/96
Singapore 307506

Sunday, March 15

Run All Night Movie Review


Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon (Neeson), once known as The Gravedigger, has seen better days. Longtime best friend of mob boss Shawn Maguire (Harris), Jimmy, now 55, is haunted by the sins of his past—as well as a dogged police detective (D’Onofrio) who’s been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. Lately, it seems Jimmy’s only solace can be found at the bottom of a whiskey glass. But when Jimmy’s estranged son, Mike (Kinnaman), becomes a target, Jimmy must make a choice between the crime family he chose and the real family he abandoned long ago. With Mike on the run, Jimmy’s only penance for his past mistakes may be to keep his son from the same fate Jimmy is certain he’ll face himself… at the wrong end of a gun. Now, with nowhere safe to turn, Jimmy just has one night to figure out exactly where his loyalties lie and to see if he can finally make things right.


Watched the film - Run All Night with Ting Feng yesterday night! Personally, the show was watchable with a decent plot though it could have been more refined. 

Initially, the story started off slow with dialogues and its historical background which appear quite confusing and dull. However, as the story continue on, I got to piece up the mystery with its flash backs and truth from the characters. From there, its build up and climax to its plot started to spice up this film. 

Honestly, I was touched by Jimmy Conlon (Neeson) gesture for protecting his son Mike Conlon (Joel Kinnaman) despite his previous mistakes. Through the adventurous journey with him, He kept reminded him not to kill anyone and let him finish the job.  Even till his last breath, He still persevere to save his child. 

A good suspenseful film to catch! 

Ratings: 3.45/5

Tuesday, March 10

Chappie Movie Review


Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings – some good, some bad – and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there's one thing that makes Chappie different from anyone else: he is a robot. The first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. His life, his story, will change the way the world looks at robots and humans forever.


Watched Chappie with Trois at night earlier on. Personally, this film was simple and rather refreshing on its own. However, the plot was quite a disappointment as it lack substance. Though certain humour elements were injected, I felt that some appear lame to me. The build up in the middle was okay but it went down the hill with such a finale.

It depicted about jealously in a workplace where one could use despicable methods just to achieve their goal. This area is something for viewers to ponder and grow, not to be such a person. Many emotions put forth was commendable. It also shows the importance of relationship that one could easily relate.

Ratings: 2.55/5

Sunday, March 8

Eggs Ben on Toast with Salmon @ Loysel's Toy


Had Eggs Ben on Toast with Salmon at Loysel's Toy. The hollandaise sauce that has a peppery taste goes along well with the poached eggs, salmon and bread. A rather good combination that make this dish an appetizing one. The hot mocha that I ordered was pleasantly good as well. 

Loysel's Toy
66 Kampong Bugis
#01-02
Singapore 338987

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 9:00am - 6:00pm
                       Sat & Sun: 9:00am - 7:30pm
Tel: 6292 2306

Monday, March 2

MediaCorp Star Awards 2015 Predictions



Star awards 红星大奖 2015 is coming soon! I would like to predict the winners on its various category below. I have highlighted in yellow on the one who may have higher chance of winning the title. The one highlighted in green stands a chance as well. Alright, here is goes:

最佳男主角 Best Actor
  • 陈汉玮 Chen Han Wei

    Blessings (祖先保佑)
  • 李铭顺 Christopher Lee

    Against the Tide (逆潮)
  • 戚玉武 Qi Yuwu

    C. L. I. F. 3 (警徽天职 3)
  • 陈泓宇 Shaun Chen

    The Journey: Tumultuous Times (信约:动荡的年代)
  • 王沺裁 Thomas Ong

    Three Wishes (三个愿望)
最佳女主角 Best Actress
  • 白薇秀 Joanne Peh

    C. L. I. F. 3 (警徽天职 3)
  • 林慧玲 Rebecca Lim

    Yes We Can (我们一定行 )
  • 瑞恩 Rui En

    Against The Tide (逆潮)
  • 林湘萍 Yvonne Lim

    World at Your Feet (球在你脚下)
  • 陈凤玲 Felicia Chin

    The Journey: Tumultuous Times (信约:动荡的年代)
最佳男配角 Best Supporting Actor
  • 冯伟衷 Aloysius Pang

    Against The Tide (逆潮)
  • 陈汉玮 Chen Han Wei

    The Journey: Tumultuous Times (信约:动荡的年代)
  • 陈澍城 Chen Shu Cheng

    Blessings (祖先保佑)
  • 张振寰 Zhang Zhen Huan

    Against the Tide (逆潮)
  • 朱厚任 Zhu Hou Ren

    In the Name of Love (最爱是你)
最佳女配角 Best Supporting Actress
  • 黄思恬 Carrie Wong

    The Journey: Tumultuous Times (信约:动荡的年代)
  • 白薇秀 Joanne Peh

    The Journey: Tumultuous Times (信约:动荡的年代)
  • 陈欣淇 Julie Tan

    Three Wishes (三个愿望)
  • 蔡琦慧 Paige Chua

    Against the Tide (逆潮)
  • 向云 Xiang Yun

    The Care-givers (Missy先生)
最佳综艺节目主持人 Best Variety Show Host
  • 杨志龙 Ben Yeo

    Finding 8 (先锋争8战)
  • 李腾 Lee Teng

    Finding 8 (先锋争8战)
  • 李国煌 Mark Lee

    Neighbourhood Chef (邻里厨王)
  • Pornsak

    The Joy Truck 2 (快乐速递 2)
  • 权怡凤 Quan Yi Fong

    Black Rose 2 (爆料黑玫瑰2)
最佳资讯节目主持人 Best Info-Ed Programme Host
  • 杨志龙 Ben Yeo

    Meet My Family 2 (人气满屋 2)
  • 王禄江 Bryan Wong

    Hear Me Out (有话要说)
  • Pornsak

    Shop Stories (有故事的店)
  • 权怡凤 Quan Yi Fong

    Where To Stay (到底住哪里?)
  • 有懿 Youyi

    My HeARTland Carnival (邻邻艺计划)
最佳新人奖 Best Newcomer
  • 冯伟衷 Aloysius Pang

  • 黄思恬 Carrie Wong

  • 洪凌 Hong Ling

  • 张鈞淯 Nick Teo

  • 孙欣佩 Seraph Sun