Wednesday, August 21

Châteraisé Introduces a Limited-time-only Series of Offerings!

Châteraisé introduces a limited-time-only series of offerings, made with 4 fruits of the season: white peach, Japanese plum, pione grapes and shine muscat grapes. These 28 offerings comprising cakes, tarts and parfaits!

There's also the Yamanashi Shine Muscat Grapes and Pione Grapes. The green grapes have a crunchy bite and a refreshing fragrance. The purple grapes have a distinct wine-like flavour, and are generally seedless with a jelly-like texture These premium offerings contain a large amount of glucose, fructose, and other sugars that serve as nutrients for the brain, helping to enhance one’s ability to concentrate.  

Toa Payoh HDB Hub

Tuesday, August 20

Maxi Mango, Philippines’ Top Trending Mango Soft Serve is here in Singapore!

Originating from Davao, Philippines, Maxi Mango has taken Philippines by storm, with over 43 outlets popping up all over Philippines in the short span of 10 months. Showing no signs of slowing down, Maxi Mango is taking the mango craze to Singapore with their very first flagship outlet here at Capitol Singapore. Hailing from the country well-known for producing some of the sweetest mangoes in the world, Maxi Mango’s soft serve desserts are strictly made with fresh mangoes shipped directly from the Philippines. 

These soft serves come in 2 sizes, 8 oz. [$4.90] and 12 oz. [$6.90]. In Singapore, there are 5 signature Maxi Mango soft serves: Mango Graham, Mango Keso, Mango Ube, Mango Coconut and the Signature Maxi Mango. I will recommend you to try the mango graham and mango ube!

Also, beat the heat with Maxi Mango’s ice blended shakes. Get a traditional Filipino Mango Shake [$6.90] to cool off, or try the original Mango Graham Shake ($6.90) mixed with baked graham crackers for an extra tasty crunch. 

Maxi Mango
Capitol Piazza
Singapore 178905

[Movie Review] Line Walker 2 Invisible Spy 使徒行者2谍影行动

A frightening car crash in downtown Hong Kong sparks a war between the local police and the international criminal organizations. Superintendent Yip (Francis Ng) and Inspector Ching (Nick Cheung) from the Criminal Intelligence Bureau (Counter Terrorism) has arrested a female hacker named Yiu involved in the accident. But the two police officers are suspected by Superintendent Cheng (Louis Koo) of the Security Wing. Cheng requests the Commissioner of Police to forbid the two to take part in the investigation. Meanwhile, vital clues led them to the far foreign soil of Myanmar and Spain. Cheng and Ching work together but not hard enough to handle their conflicting ideas. While Yip just can’t trust neither one of them, he himself is being watched by the Commissioner who doubts if Yip is covering up evidences of crimes. The Commissioner believes that there have been moles in their midst and thus, a deep probe into a mysterious gang is needed. While everyone in the Police Force might be a rat, and investigation has gone astray by Yiu’s statements, heads of the department are completely clueless about who is good or evil. 

I've just watched Line Walker 2 Invisible Spy: 使徒行者2谍影行动 with Danny at FilmGarde Bugis+. 

Personally, I find the movie fast-paced with a a focused story-line. It was engaging with it's touching, intense and thrilling moments. The show emphasise on loyalty and brotherhood that was beautifully depicted throughout the film. 

The finale was totally unexpected with it's surprising element. Viewers may also have their own interpretation of the ending. Kudos to Nick Cheung and Louis Koo for their amazing acting capability

An action-packed movie filled with unexpected twists and suspense!

Ratings: 4 / 5 

Thursday, August 15

Sky Stairs Tea Honey Flavour Black Tea Bag

WORLDiBUY is a cross-border e-commerce platform from Taiwan. They are working with over 25 channels globally and ship to over 100 countries, allowing you to buy products from different parts of the world anytime, anywhere! Try out some of these products and buy them on Sample Store, including the Honey Flavoured Black Tea Bag by Sky Stairs Tea.

The Honey Flavoured Black Tea is made using tea leaves that have leafhoppers' "biting salivia" which after roasting, produces a natural honey aroma. The tea turns in to a shade of bright orange red after brewing. With the honey aroma and fruity flavour, it invigorates one's spirit.

Consumers can simply add 300ml of hot water to tea bag and brew it for 3 minutes. Rebrew 1 to 3 times based on taste preference. It also can be drank cold adding 600ml of water to tea bag and refrigerate for 6 hours.

The tea gives off a rich aroma at the tip of the nose. Most importantly, they are natural and fresh. With its unique tea fragrance, you can deeply feel the delicious fruity flavor that invigorates the spirit.

You may wish to redeem the samples and purchase the product here!

Monday, August 12

[Movie Review] Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw

Ever since hulking lawman Hobbs (Johnson), a loyal agent of America's Diplomatic Security Service, and lawless outcast Shaw (Statham), a former British military elite operative, first faced off in 2015’s Furious 7, the duo have swapped smack talk and body blows as they’ve tried to take each other down. But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba) gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever and bests a brilliant and fearless rogue MI6 agent (The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby), who just happens to be Shaw’s sister these two sworn enemies will have to partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves. Hobbs & Shaw blasts open a new door in the Fast universe as it hurtles action across the globe, from Los Angeles to London and from the toxic wasteland of Chernobyl to the lush beauty of Samoa. 

I've just watched Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw with Ting Feng at GV Plaza.

Personally, I thought that the story was simple and fast-paced. There are many funny and intense moment which kept me at the edge of the seat. A pity that the story lack creativity and was predictable. However, it was well-presented with amazing kick ass fighting and action pack scenes.

The show resembles 痞子英雄:黎明再起 Black And White: The Dawn Of Justice for it's entire plot. It portray the importance of teamwork and educated viewers never to be complacent. Those hilarious conversation are indeed funny as well!

Honestly, the film was rather draggy towards the finale. If you are a fan of the Fast & Furious series, you may also get disappointed with this installment. The story-line is basically different from the previous sequel.

Ratings: 3.5 / 5 

Friday, August 2

SkinGo - Re-energize Your Skin in 15 Mins!

Recently, I have visted SkinGo at Tiong Bahru Plaza for a express facial treatment. SkinGo's has a cosy and relaxing ambiance where customers can look forward to while receiving the treatments.

Customers can simply choose their facial type and make payment at the self-service payment kiosk. Prices starting from only $28 with no packages and no commitment needed! With its advanced science technology used, the facial treatment is done in about 15 minutes. This means you can get your skin energise during lunch-time!

There are 3 types of facial treatments. Bio-Clear, Bio-Aqua and Bio-Lift for customers to choose from.
Not to worry as these treatment are suitable for all skin types. 

As I have a dry skin type, I opted for the BIO-AQUA FACIAL which helps replenish skin's hyaluronic acid content for a soft and supple complexion. Throughout the treatment, the therapist was attentive and friendly to my needs. Also, I did not experience any uncomfortableness or pain. The lymphatic facial massage was really good that I literally fell asleep.

After the facial treatment, I could see instant results with my glowing and refreshed skin! SkinGo amazed me with their professionalism and services. Do try it out and recommend to your family and friends!

Tiong Bahru Plaza

Tuesday, July 30

Tendon Kohaku x Man Man Unagi New Collaborative Dining Concept

Tendon specialist Tendon Kohaku and unagi specialist Man Man Unagi are set to open a brand-new collaborative dining concept at Clarke Quay Central on 31 July! Fans can now tuck into tendons and unagi just side by side at the 2 new restaurants with 40-seaters each. 

Kaisen Tendon by Kohaku and Teppei 

Kaisen Tendon by Kohaku and Teppei follows the kaisen don recipe by Chef Teppei Yamashita, who helms Teppei Japanese restaurant and Man Man Unagi. Diners can also enjoy the crispy unagi dragon roll, a combination of tempura prawn, tempura crabstick and avocado are draped across vinegared Japanese rice.

Kaisen x Hitsumabushi by Teppei and Man Man [$32.50++]

The perfectly grilled eel, which has a wonderful smoky aroma, is paired with Nanatsuboshi white rice and fresh wasabi. There are 3 ways to enjoy hitsumabushi: on its own; with a mix of condiments, wasabi and green onions; and with soup added to the aforementioned mix. The unagi is served alongside an exquisite kaisen don with a secret-recipe sauce from Teppei Japanese restaurant. 

Tendon Kohaku x Man Man Unagi New Collaborative Dining Concept
Clarke Quay Central
#B1-52 and #B1-53
Singapore 059817

Sunday, July 28

[Japanese Drama Review] Zero: The Bravest Money Game

Zero Ukai (Shigeaki Kato) teaches middle school students at a private institute. In reality, he is a hero who saves the weak that suffers. Zero Ukai participates in a survival game. The game takes place at an amusement park that is under construction. The participants of the game must risk their lives, but the winner will receive 100 billion yen. The participants help each other and strike up friendships.

After a hiatus of the drama Zero: The Bravest Money Game, I have finally completed it as the english subtitles are all finally available online! This drama is based on manga series "Tobaku Haoden Zero" by Nobuyuki Fukumoto.

This drama reminded me of the movie - Animal World 动物世界. Personally, I thought that the drama had a focused story-line. The progression in each scenes led me to ponder and followed them closely. I like the show pretty much for its suspense and smart plot! Also, the different interesting games that was introduced in the show. 

It also educated me to think critically and persevere in difficult situation. Honestly, a world full of greed and selfishness; it was indeed heart-warming that humanity still exists in mankind. 

If given a choice, would you choose money over humanity?

Ratings: 4 /5 

Saturday, July 27

[Movie Review] The Lion King

Disney’s “The Lion King”, directed by Jon Favreau, journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon. Utilizing pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way, Disney’s “The Lion King” roars into theaters on 18 July, 2019. 

Recently, watched The Lion King with Justin at Gold Class Express, Funan.

Personally, I felt that the film had a focused story-line but somewhat, predictable. Though a slow-paced film,  the progression was nicely-curated. The impressive visual amazed me and it looked real to me even though it was created in CGI. 

It bring back those childhood memories with those heart-warming musical. Honestly, the cartoon version seems better in terms of its overall appeal. It also reminded me about the importance of kinship and to cherish the people around me.

A classic movie for the old and young. If you are a Disney fan, you would most probably enjoy it more! 

Ratings: 3 / 5

Thursday, July 25

First-Of-Its-Kind Korean-Owned Bistro Serving 100% Authentic Korean Burgers, Burger+

Burger+ presents an authentic Korean gourmet burger experience that is unlike any other – irresistible burgers from top-quality ingredients, self-brewed beers, exceptional service – all lovingly brought to you by an excellent team of enthusiastic burger aficionados. All these are served atop hot, fluffy burger buns made in-house using potato flour daily. A special formulated B+ sauce brings all the ingredients together for the ultimate gourmet burger. 

There is something for everyone here at Burger+. 

Diners can sink and try the Korean Bulgogi Burger, Fish Burger with Avocado and Avocado Bacon Cheeseburger. 

Complete the meal with these authentic Korean Fried Chicken. You can get the Yangnyeom Fried Chicken that is sweet, tangy and tasty. Another option you can get would be the spicy hot Yangnyeom Chicken. Wash the food down with some creamy milkshakes such as the luscious Avocado Honey Milkshake and aromatic Hazelnut Milkshake.

Get yourself a free Wooyu Jollypong ice-cream with every purchase of a burger or signature fried chicken set at Burger+! 

Valid till 31st July 2019.

Wisma Atria Shopping Centre
Singapore 238877