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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Friday, November 21

Dinner was at Sugisawa with church pals some time ago, recommended by Zhixin. This Japanese restaurant is located at Riverside view - Robertson Quay. The restaurant was rather spacious with good ambiance. However, it is advisable to make reservation before heading there. 

The menu has a rather wide variety for consumer to choose from. However, it will be a wise choice to order their bento sets to avoid any disappointment. 

I ordered Kaki Fry Bento Set which cost me $17+. As you can see, the presentation is nice with decent portion. The raw items such as the sashimi and prawn are served fresh with good texture. Kaki fry tasted good as it is not too.. flavourful for my taste bud. The texture was nicely done as well - Crispy on the outside yet tender inside. 

Overall, this restaurant offers you an affordable and good bento sets! 

Sugisawa Japanese Restaurant
30 Robertson Quay
#01-16 Riverside View
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm; 6pm – 10pm
Tel: +65 6235 0212

Monday, November 17

Dinner was at To-gather cafe with Danny few months ago. The cafe is not spacious however it was cosy with good ambiance.

Danny ordered Italian Herb Crusted Fish & Chips while I had Pork Cordon Bleu and Butterscotch Café Latte. Personally, I prefer his Fish & chips as the breaded fish fillet was nicely fried - Crispy on the outside with its tender meat inside. The Pork Cordon Bleu tasted decent though I felt that texture could have been better. Also, the cheese somewhat did not do much justice as the taste was overshadowed by the ham. 

Chocolate and Matcha Lava Cake tasted equally good. It was served warm. However, the thick chocolate and matcha within did not exactly flow out smoothly. Its still worth ordering these desserts when you visit his cafe. Most likely, I will try their pasta for my next visit.

Overall, the portion is decent and it is a good for value place to chill and hang out with friends! (:

84 Bedok North Street 4
Singapore 460084

Sunday, November 16

Had Wingstop for dinner few months ago. I got the classic wings individual combo meal. The 2 flavours that I chose was garlic parmesan and original hot. 

Personally, I am not a person who can take very spicy stuff thus I thought that the original hot was kinda spicy for my taste bud. The sauce tasted alright but not quite appetizing for me. On the other hand, I enjoyed the garlic parmesan pretty much as it was rich in flavour and crispy - my favourite in the list I suppose. The potato salad tasted pretty good too. 

I guess the next visit I will try the lemon pepper flavour as one of my choice. 

Bedok Mall 
Daily: 11am to 10pm

Saturday, November 15

A martial arts instructor from the police force gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom. 

Finished watching Kung Fu Jungle 一個人的武林. Personally, I felt that the story was normal and rather weak. Initially, I was pretty excited to watch on and ponder further on its plot as the suspense injected was good. However, the climax just dropped to a degree which was disappointing. 

Though the flow was decent, the plot could have been better as it lack substance. Nevertheless, I have to agree that much effort was put forth in the fight choreography; It was splendid and was an eye-opener. 

Overall, a decent action-pack film. However, if you are looking for a more solid plot, I think you may find this a so-so film.

Ratings: 3.3/5 

Wednesday, November 12

Had this Curry Fish head with mum at Heng Heng Curry Cafe (Marina Square) few months ago. The restaurant is rather spacious with good ambiance. On a side note, the service was rather slow as it took quite awhile to arrive. Thus, it will be good if the food could be served faster.

Personally, I felt that the curry is flavourful and appetizing, tasted like Assam curry - well blended with a tangy-fruity taste. However, it could have been better if the fish meat was more tender for better dining experience. Nevertheless, a dish worth trying. Glad that the restaurant is not stingy on the vegetables provided as shown in the picture as well.

If you want a good fix of Curry Fish Head, you can consider to drop by this cafe and satisfy your craving. (:

Heng Heng Curry Cafe
Marina Square
6 Raffles Boulevard #02-201
Tel: 6338 0961

Monday, November 10

Day Trip to Madame Tussauds Singapore with Danny and Weiren! (:

Saturday, November 8

April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

Watched Fury with Gary and Jiewei yesterday evening at Johor Bahru City Square Cathay Cineplex. Personally, I felt that the story was direct with a rather good plot. However, the slow dialogues somewhat pulled down the show slightly. 

While watching, you get to see different personality of soldiers introduced and at the same time highlighted on their struggles faced during war. I thought that the emotions put forth was splendid. It also felt as though you are the manager of this particular war game; managing the whole situation. 

To be honest, I was expecting more for the tank battle. The climax of it just hit to a certain degree which was good though not impactful enough for me. Nevertheless, a decent war movie to catch!

Ratings: 3.6/5

What do women in their 30s want? They don’t want to make compromises in their lives. When they hit bumps in the road on their way to happiness, they want their closest friends beside them. When Wen Qi (Hong Xiao Ling) decides to end her failure of a marriage, she takes her two best friends, Zhi Qin (Albee Huang) and Wan Ting (Li Wei Wei), on a getaway to Macau to help her lick her wounds. There, they run into a trio of handsome men (Darren Qiu, Danson Tang and Chang Han) who may or may not restore their faith in love and romance.

Finally finished watching Fabulous 30 女人30情定水舞间! It have been awhile since I watched Taiwan Idol watching. However, decided to catch this series because Danson Tang and Albee Huang were both the main cast - Favourite celebrity in my list. Also, I heard rather good review from Danny.

Personally, I thought that this drama has a good story-line which educated me different aspects of life. It helped me ponder further certain issues relating kinship, relationship and work related matters. Honestly, I think I did learned a lot from it. 

A total of 76 episodes may appear rather draggy but I have to agree that the content was rich and well-crafted. The cast did quite a fabulous job in portraying their individual roles as well. One thing I have to mentioned, I thought that Albee Huang acting capability improved tremendously. Hopefully, she did get some award soon. The others did reasonably good too.

Overall, I liked this drama pretty much. It is not a typical Taiwan drama that I have watched previously.

Ratings: 3.85/5