Saturday, December 28

Been watching 全能星战 Celebrity Battle...! I think this battle is interesting because you get to see these singers putting effort to challenge different genre of music each week. They are already a professional singer. This platform allow them to grow and improve their already good singing capability. 

Personally, I feel that this singing battle somewhat push the singer to their limit to perform. It is not easy but I thought that all singers did their best. Ultimately,  I think it is rather subjective to say who's good or bad because everyone will grade accordingly on different factors. Since they are already a professional singer, I felt that giving a 0 is a no-no. If you think the performance is not up to your standard, you should least give some marks and not leave it blank.

Am rooting for Kenji wu 吴克群 because I like his attitude and passion for music. Enjoyed listening to his music composition and singing. Base on the singing for this battle, to be honest, it was good but still many room for improvements for some songs. I thought 胡彦斌 Anson Hu had better control and emotions in most of his performance.

Some performances which was memorable for me...! 

Congrats 胡彦斌 Anson Hu for winning the title! But... that does not mean the others are not good. Ultimately, only 1 singer for the title. They are already a professional singer so all of them are already a winner! 

Thursday, December 26

更好的那一天 從此刻開始。
“Here is our Better Life”
by F.I.R.

7th album / Better Life
飛兒樂團 第七張全新國語專輯【Better Life】

- 首波同名主打 Better life

- 第二波催淚深情強打 I remember

- 第三波時尚電氣重拍推薦 Light up the way
有別於F.I.R.以往的風格,融合起源於英國倫敦最時尚的Dubstep「迴響貝斯」曲風,加上紐約頂尖樂手在音樂上的動感呈現,是F.I.R.前衛搖滾的新嘗試,酷炫的電子音融合魔幻的和聲以及效果器,展現跨時代的音樂潮流,並與美國Lady GaGa、瑪丹娜的製作班底錄音工程師首度合作。歌曲讚頌愛的發現與力量,亦為F.I.R. 2013年同名巡迴演唱會主題曲。

01. 七號公路 Route 7 
02. Light up the way 
03. 天使都哭了 Crying angel
04. 是你 It’s you - nice
05. 大航海鬥士 The ocean fighter 
06. I remember 
07. 花瘋 Crazy flora 
08. 千軍破 Clash of kingdoms 
09. 孩子的天空 The children of the sky
10. Better life

Previewed 飛兒樂團 FIR 7th album - Better life. As usual, they have their own personality which stands out pretty much. The songs were pretty decent and many effort put forth in the composition. The lyrics were well composed with stories that one could easily relate with. Different emotions and genre was injected to produce this album!   

The recommended track from me will be: 七號公路, 是你大航海鬥士I remember and 孩子的天空!

Signing off with their 2nd hit song! My favourite from this album!

Wednesday, December 25

Jesus you are the reason for the season! Thank you!

Running Man 2 for me!? hahaa! I played it with my church mates before - Running Man! And yup, this time round with poly and new friends! Thanks SK who decided to plan this and make it happen! 

Am glad that the segment I played this time round was totally different from the previous! Thus, there was no repetitive = more fun! Maybe except for the last one which was similar. 

Each of us has a animal tag and tag to a team! The ice-breaker was fun! think i enjoyed it pretty much! Required us not only to be alert but fast in thinking and gesture! There was like so much laughter! 

Then, we went out to the beach area for hunger games! There were like 50 cards hidden in the sand so the more cards you find, the more points you got! If you found the foodie you animal eat, you have a bonus score! Due to limitations, I was wearing shoe and Huan did not take off his slippers, we found like only 3 cards! lol! But.. We were not the last team in our scoreboard...! Phew~ If not have to do forfeit!

Then, it was using chopstick to pick the tiny red beans! Not an easy task certainly! Have to be fast and at the same time remain focus!  

Then, out to the beach again with different fun activity!

Isn't the eggs looks adorable! It was indoor activity next up! But... It still requires physical effort because we have to skip with a leg and snatch the pressure ball in order to answer the quiz questions. After answering it, if you got it right; you have the chance to break the egg! 1 point for a raw egg and 3 for a hard boiled egg! 

Most questions were not easy but with hints given by the game master, we managed to answer them. 

Our scoreboard for the 6 teams!

Last segment of the day was: Pulling out each team name tag! Our team bumped into the other 5 teams. At that moment, I knew something was amiss. Thus, I am pretty careful of my tag. Funny thing was that Huan, which was in my team lost his tag. I think that was the reason why they did not want to attack us. However, in my mind, I thought that they were thinking to believe or not to believe. But... It was true!!

Then, being a good team member, I helped him look for his tag instead of focusing to think how to pull other team's tag. 

Due to small misunderstanding, we did not manage to complete this segment and we start discussing on why this incident happened. I guessed through this I get to learn different aspect that can be related to daily life. 

I think my team was there just to have fun! For us, it is not about winning but about the process in each segment! Thus, we did not go all the way but to let nature take it's course and do our best. 

A well-spent day with this group! It was memorable and fun! Maybe a catch-up soon? hahah! Thank God for the blessed time I have with these people! (:

Friday, December 20

Last Saturday morning, I was involved in "we are bloggers" campaign with 10 bloggers at Sun Ray Cafe. A cause #SupportSGBloggers has been created to let Singaporeans show their support and appreciation for the hard work of Bloggers in Singapore.

The image of bloggers has suffered due to recent controversies on bloggers demanding freebies from merchants such as restaurants or salons, etc. The job as a blogger has always been a difficult and thankless one. To bring the softer, up-to-date and important news to the general public, it demands time, effort, passion and determination to curate & perfect the content.

The campaign hopes to encourage Singaporeans to say 'YES' to the work of bloggers and to recognize the value of blogs and microsites in helping them make their day-to-day important decisions.

Before I share the completed publicity video, below are some behind-the-scenes shot!

Alright! Here you go...! "We are bloggers" publicity video!

These are the following bloggers who are featured in the video:

Oh ya! you can follow me on twitter and instagram too! (:

Follow the steps below to support this cause today! 

1) Share the Publicity Video on Facebook and Social networks

2) HashTag #SupportSGBloggers on Twitter and Instagram

3) Sign the cause at

Was a good experience! Am blessed and grateful for this opportunity to be part of this "we are bloggers" awareness! Great to see familiar faces (bloggers) and make new friends during the production! Thanks Dennis for the invitation! Appreciated! (:

Wednesday, December 18

Night. Inside an enormous bar on a busy street, all the patrons are being held hostage. Among them are policeman Zhong Wen and his daughter Miao Miao, and several strangers who seem to have met before... The kidnapper is the bar owner Wu Jiang. His only demand is the release of a long-term prisoner. What motive is worth this risk? The prisoner is brought to the scene of the crime, but the police now face an even greater crisis, as a cold case is re-opened. Cold is the mind of the policeman, decisively using his wits to resolve the crisis; his mission is to find ? the truth. Cold is the blood of the criminal, calmly carrying out his evil plan for ? his revenge. Cold are the hearts of uncaring people, reacquainted only to pay the ultimate price for their selfishness ? their lives. Cold are the facts that prove to the rebellious Miao Miao through her extreme ordeal with her father ? their love. This is a death-match to avenge a lost love.


Went for Police Story 警察故事 2013 gala premiere yesterday night! Thanks GV for the tickets!

The story was up to my expectation with good flow. Though it focused only on a few characters, I thought it kept me engaged throughout the film. It injected flash back scenes to solve the mystery that happened in the past. I like how they used the flash back to trigger me to think further ahead on the plot.

Jackie Chan's fight scenes was as good as before! Great to have humor element which lighten up the show. Certain scenes were pretty touching and it educate us the importance of kinship. Nice intense moment which kept my attention as well.

I have to applaud for Jackie Chan acting capability! It was pretty convincing!! Police Story 警察故事 2013 was as good as before! Worth the watch!

Ratings: 4.55/5

Monday, December 16

I think this is one of the better roasted duck rice I have eaten. The meat is tender and well-marinated. The gravy tasted just right for my taste bud. Not too... salty. The chilli sauce is pretty appetizing and goes along well with this dish. 

Decent portion with reasonable price! Usually, they closed their store early because the food sold out fast! It is better to go there during lunch hour to avoid disappointment.

Ratings: 4.25/5

Lin Kee Roasted Chicken Duck Rice
Coffee Shop 
Blk 121 Bedok Reservoir Rd

Thursday, December 12

As you know Christmas is coming soon. Ever wonder what Christmas is all about? 

As a Christian, Christmas is when we celebrate the birth of the Christ child. God sent His Son, Jesus, into the world to be born. His birth brought great joy to the world. It is a time of God showing His great love for us. It can be a time of healing and renewed strength. 

Christmas can be a season of great joy too. Thank God for your grace! I am glad to walk this journey together with you! 

Christmas is also above loving, sharing and giving. It is a good time to shop and purchase stuff for loved ones.

Here are my wishlist for Christmas:  

A pair of boots

Men Bag

Hopefully, I am able to find something similar or close to the design listed above. I wanted to own one of these but have not find any that caught my attention yet.
Ugly Fish PC6766 Comet BL.SM+AR
Ugly Fish PC6766 Comet BL.SM+AR

Oakley Straight Jacket 04-325
Oakley Straight Jacket 04-325

These are my 2 favourite items from GlassOnline listed above. I like it because the design looked trendy and fashionable. The simplicity of its interior and exterior look good and pleasing to my eyes.

What's your Christmas wishlist for the year? 

Saturday, December 7

Ikkousha serve "Real" Tonkotsu ramen. A special topping, pork chashu is soaked in secret-repipe sauce.The chef perfectly understands how to use roast pork, chashu, as well as other topping,ni-tamago,soy sauce flavored boiled egg, to add spice to ramen.

Started in Hakata which is the ramen capital of Japan, is best known for it's tonkotsu-based ramen, made from pork bones and simmered for many hours. 

The Hakata Ikkousha was also at Ramen Champion in Singapore; humbly they got 2 titles of being a Champion (2011 & 2012).

IKKOUSHA makes the most wholesome tonkotsu ramen, a favorite for traditional ramen lovers and those who avoid overly rich food. You'll enjoy its refreshing taste. Try it and revel in Ikkousha's greatness". 

A Article I found online - 100,000 bowls of ramen sold in a year.

Was invited to Ikkousha Hakata Ramen for a food tasting session yesterday evening! The restaurant has good ambiance with warm lighting. It is a nice place to chill with your colleagues during lunch time since this restaurant is located near CBD area!

This bowl here is Tonkotsu Ramen! I like the taste of the broth which was thick and rich! It tasted just right and not too overwhelming for me. The cha shu tasted slightly salty to me but it was nicely marinated. One of the better ramen I have eaten because I adore the broth which tasted good and goes pretty well with the noodles and Cha Shu.

This bowl here is Shio Tonkotsu! The broth here was light, salty and more flavorful. The first few mouth when I tried it, I thought it was pretty good. However, after few tries, I thought it is slightly salty to my taste bud. The bamboo shoots goes well with the broth. If you adore a more flavorful yet light broth, I think you will enjoy this dish.

This bowl here is Red Tonkotsu! The broth was slightly thick and spicy. I do not take spicy food often so for me, I thought this dish was quite spicy to me. However, it was pretty appetizing which stimulated one's appetite.

This bowl here is Black Tonkotsu! The taste of the broth was thick and rich. I think it has a unique taste which was memorable. Though the broth was rich, it is not too.. overwhelming for my taste bud. If you did like to try something different, you can consider to try this!

This bowl here is God Fire! The taste of the broth was light and spicy. I think the spices used for the broth was unique. For this dish, you could select up x4 of spiciness. I tried this dish here at a spicy level of 1 and it was spicy. I think that is because I am not a spicy person. Try it if you would like to challenge yourself with x4 of spiciness!

This bowl here is Miso Tonkotsu! The taste of the broth was light, slightly sweet and spicy. It tasted like curry flavored ramen. The nicely sliced pork belly was chewy and well marinated and goes well with the ramen.

Each ramen has its own individual taste! Go try it yourself to know which is your favourite!

Chef Kosuke Yoshimura!

ME, Chef Kosuke Yoshimura & Gary!

Today is Hakata Ikkousha Ramen at Tanjong Pagar Plaza Grand Opening day! Go visit them if you are around that area! 

Grateful for this opportunity to attend this food tasting session. Thank you Mariko for the host and invitation! Also, for accommodating my schedule. Appreciated. (;

Blk 7 Tanjong Pagar Plaza #01-104B
Singapore 081007

Monday, December 2

Columbia Pictures' action-thriller Captain Phillips stars two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks in the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. 


Watched this true story film - Captain Phillips with Gary and Koon Siang after Juliana wedding yesterday!

The story plot was good though predictable. In the beginning, I thought the story flow pretty well which captured my attention, it made me ponder what will happen next. Nice intense scenes which bring the climax of this film to another level. However, as it goes on, it gets quite draggy at certain scenes without much twist. 

Good that it injected certain humor elements to liven the show a little. Towards the end, I thought that it touched the viewers on how Captain Phillips was finally being rescued and survived from this hijacked.

One good true story film you ought to catch!

Ratings: 3.35/5