Sunday, March 30

Divergent is a thrilling action-adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior (Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late. Divergent is based on the best-selling book series by Veronica Roth.

Watched Divergent earlier on. The show flow well and was interesting though certain scenes ended abruptly. Divergent may seems similar to the hunger games but with a different plot. 

I think viewers who read the storybook could anticipate and relate better to this film. If you never read the book, you need to pay attention to avoid missing certain highlight of the show. 

The different obstacles for the dauntless was pretty cool. It somewhat educate viewers never to give up but instead strive to be stronger. Nice intense and romance scenes which bring this show up to another level. 

Personally, I felt that Divergent was slightly better than the hunger games. If compared with catching fire, both will be comparable. 

Ratings: 3.95/5

Had this Pork Yaki-soba at Bishan Food junction. I like the texture of the noodle which was well-cooked with the sweet sauce blended nicely. Decent amount of well-marinated tender meat which make this dish a flavorful one. One appetizing dish which worth a try!

Botejyu Yatai
Junction 8
9 Bishan Place
Singapore 579837 

Saturday, March 29

Went for brunch with Wei Ming at Forty Hands quite some time ago. Nice of him to drive me to the area for a catch-up from Tiong Bahru Plaza. Liting worked there before and told me about his cafe which served good coffee thus I went there to try!

I ordered salmon hash and iced mocha for brunch! Salmon hash tasted pretty decent however the sliced salmon portion was small. The brown bread was well-toasted with good texture though. Personally, I felt that that it quite expensive for that particular dish.

Since many mentioned that the coffee was superb, how can I possible to miss it ya? The iced mocha tasted thick and rich. One sip and you could taste the richness of chocolate blended together well with coffee. To me, I thought that it was good though I think there might be better coffees out there. 

Ambiance: 2.85/5
Service: 3.9/5
Price: 2.95/5
Salmon hash: 3.4/5
Iced Mocha: 4/5

Forty Hands
78 Yong Siak Street #01-12
Singapore 163078

Wednesday, March 26

Trapped is Singapore's best real escape room equipped with unique clues and puzzles to solve and escape from our professionally designed concept rooms. It provides you the opportunity to put your mystery solving skills and IQ to the test. We’ve brought the online virtual escape games to reality, but with a twist. Book with us (hyperlink) now to enjoy a mind-blowing experience.

Went with pals to this real escape game - Trapped! Our theme for the day was Alice in the wonderland. Always wanted to try out on this reality game and yup! Finally I managed to do so!

They passed a cordless phone for us to seek hints if needed. There were no maximum number for the hints. However, the benchmark was 3 calls. Its the first time all of us played it. Thus, we do not exactly know what to do. However, we still try our best to find and think out of the box. Nevertheless, we managed to escape through the 3 hints given though we miss the time like a few seconds?

Teamwork and involvement plays a vital role while you are being trap in the room. Not to forget communication as well. The overall experience was pretty fun I thought.

42 Kandahar Street
Singapore 198896

Tuesday, March 25

Dinner with Mummy at Dim Dim The Hong Kong Pantry. The restaurant itself was not spacious but cosy. The ambiance was decent and it will be a good chill out place for friends and loved ones. 

Personally, I felt that the food were pretty decent. However, the serving time for the dishes took quite awhile to come. I think this might be something to improve on. 

The only dish that I thought needed improvement will be the spring roll. The cabbage that were wrapped inside was not chop into smaller pieces thus it was difficult to chew and consume. The siew mai and golden custard bun was good!

Dim Dim - The Hong Kong Pantry
6 Raffles Boulevard
Marina Square Shopping Mall

Saturday, March 22

Dinner with family at Spicy Thai - Thai Cafe. This cafe was situated near Aljunied MRT station. The ambiance was normal and seems more like a coffee shop rather than a cafe. However, the food there was good. 

Green curry chicken tasted sweet but slightly spicy for my taste bud. Enjoyed the plate of pineapple rice and phad thai! Both tasted great with decent portion! Also, the dishes were served hot! Not to forget the BBQ chicken wings which was well-marinated.

Desserts tasted pretty normal. Nothing to rave about but I have to agree that the red ruby was special which you rarely seen it elsewhere.

Spicy Thai - Thai Cafe
Blk 115 Aljunied Avenue 2, 
Singapore 380115

Wednesday, March 19

Headed down with Danny to try Morganfield's at the star vista! The restaurant was spacious with good ambiance. Prompt and friendly service which was a plus point visiting this restaurant. (:

Decided to order Perfect Porky Combo (for 2)! You can see the sumptuous meal in the picture. (:

Personally, wanted to try their sticky bones and chocolate lava cake since they were the popular dishes there, and yup! I did. 

As you can see, the half slab sticky bones (Hickory BBQ) was served in a rather big portion. The meat was tender and juicy. Most importantly, it was well-marinated. 

The pork escalope tasted decent though I thought the meat texture was slightly tough. Cripsy on the outside, tender on the inside. However, it was not served hot which bring down the taste of the meat. 

The other sides such as the baked potato, french fries and corn bread were nicely done. 

The chocolate lava cake was good! It was served warm and with moist texture. Also, the chocolate tasted rich in flavour. If you are a chocolate lover, you have to order this! However, the ice-cream was a disappointment because it was not rich in flavour and was slightly "over-frozen". 

Ambiance: 3.8/5
Service: 4.5/5
Price: 3.25/5
Food: 3.7/5

  • Morganfield's
  • The Star Vista
  • 1 Vista Exchange Green, #02-23
  • Singapore 138617

Monday, March 17

This original 3D computer-animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

Watched The Lego Movie yesterday night. The story was normal and certain humor elements were injected to brighten this film. Yes, I do agree that it was witty and cute but that did not do much justice to this show.

The plot was rather weak without any specific direction for the viewers. However, it bring a important message across to each individual out there. Everyone is useful and able to lead. All you need to is to believe and have that little faith in yourself. 

Ratings: 2.75/5

Friday, March 14

Enjoyed eating the duck rice from Duck Noodle Oriental Stall Duck Rice. Fragrance yam rice which was well-cooked. The texture of the rice was well-done; not too hard nor soft. The duck meat was tender and juicy. 

The chilli sauce tasted more on the sweet side. And yup, it goes well with the rice. The chilli sauce was one factor which bring this dish to another level.

It will be better if more meat was given as I thought that the portion given was small. Nevertheless, this is one dish not to be missed. 

Ratings: 4.55/5

Maxwell Food Centre
1 Kadayanallur Street
Singapore 069184 

Monday, March 10

01. 克卜勒 (Kepler)
02. 渴 (Thirsty)
03. 無限大 (Infinity)
04. 尚好的青春 (Still Good Youth)
05. 天使的指紋 (Angel Fingerprints)
06. 銀泰 (In Time)
07. 圍繞 (Around)
08. 錯覺 (Illusion)
09. 比較幸褔 (Kind Of Happy)
10. 雨還是不停地落下 (Rain Still Kept Falling)

Previewed Stefanie Sun 孙燕姿 latest album - Kepler 克卜勒. I enjoyed 尚好的青春天 and 使的指纹 from this album. The lyrics and melody were pretty well-done, which was meaningful and memorable. The emotions she put forth were great as usual. Nice~

Saturday, March 8

LONE SURVIVOR, starring Mark Wahlberg, tells the story of four Navy SEALs on an ill-fated covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative who are ambushed by enemy forces in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan.

The story started slow in the beginning which was pretty dull. It got heated up when the fire fights begin. From that particular scene onwards, it captured my attention with its intense and gripping moments. 

The emotions and injury was... convincing that it is difficult for one to forget after watching it. With the quotes and team spirit injected, it made this film a even memorable one. I think most viewers gave high ratings in regards to these aspects, which was rarely shown in other film.

A good inspirational true story which educated viewers about Operation Red Wings. 

Ratings: 4.75/5

Thursday, March 6

This dish here is 月光河粉 from Quest food house. The Hor Fun was well-cooked with good texture. It tasted pretty good though I thought that it was slightly oily to my taste bud. This flavorful dish will score higher rating if more ingredients were added, to enhance my dining experience. Nevertheless, this is one of the better dish there. 

Ratings: 3.4/5

Quest Food House
Arab Street
807 North Bridge Road
Singapore 198775

Tuesday, March 4

Star awards 红星大奖 2014 is coming soon! I did like to predict on the winners in the various categories below. The highlighted one will be the one I predict will win base on their hosting/acting capability in the particular variety/drama. Alright, here is goes:

  • Best Variety Show Host
  • Pornsak
    《快乐速递》 The Joy Truck
  • 权怡凤 Quan Yi Fong
    权怡凤 Quan Yi Fong
    《寻U先锋》 Finding U
  • 鐘琴 Kym Ng
    鐘琴 Kym Ng
    《寻U先锋》 Finding U
  • 赖怡伶 Vivian Lai
    赖怡伶 Vivian Lai
    《好好说 慢慢讲》 Say It!
  • 郭亮 Guo Liang
    郭亮 Guo Liang
    《识货衙门》 Counter Fake
  • Best Info-Ed Programme Host
  • 李腾 Lee Teng
    李腾 Lee Teng
    《巨工厂2 - 新加坡出品》 Big Factories 2: Made by Singapore!
  • 苏智诚 Cavin Soh
    苏智诚 Cavin Soh
    《全民新煮艺》 Let’s Cook
  • 方伟杰 Ian Fang
    方伟杰 Ian Fang
    《打工看世界》 My Working Holiday
  • 有懿 You Yi
    有懿 You Yi
    《上班不留白》 Smart @ Work
  • 杨伟烈 Jerry Yeo
    杨伟烈 Jerry Yeo
    《巨工厂2 - 新加坡出品》 Big Factories 2: Made by Singapore!
  • Best Actor
  • 方展发 Pierre Png
    方展发 Pierre Png
    《信约:唐山到南洋》The Journey: A Voyage
  • 王禄江 Bryan Wong
    王禄江 Bryan Wong
    《小小传奇》Gonna Make It
  • 戚玉武 Qi Yuwu
    戚玉武 Qi Yuwu
    《志在四方》The Dream Makers
  • 陈汉玮 Chen Han Wei
    陈汉玮 Chen Han Wei
    《志在四方》The Dream Makers
  • 曹国辉 Terence Cao
    曹国辉 Terence Cao
    《信约:唐山到南洋》The Journey: A Voyage
  • Best Actress
  • 陈莉萍 Chen Li Ping
    陈莉萍 Chen Li Ping
    《志在四方》The Dream Makers
  • 欧萱 Jeanette Aw
    欧萱 Jeanette Aw
    《志在四方》The Dream Makers
  • 林慧玲 Rebecca Lim
    林慧玲 Rebecca Lim
  • 童冰玉 Chris Tong
    童冰玉 Chris Tong
    《信约:唐山到南洋》The Journey: A Voyage
  • 瑞恩 Rui En
    瑞恩 Rui En
    《志在四方》The Dream Makers
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • 周崇庆 Dennis Chew
    周崇庆 Dennis Chew
    《志在四方》The Dream Makers
  • 陈泓宇 Shaun Chen
    陈泓宇 Shaun Chen
    《志在四方》The Dream Makers
  • 郭亮 Guo Liang
    郭亮 Guo Liang
    《志在四方》The Dream Makers
  • 张振寰 Zhang Zhen Huan
    张振寰 Zhang Zhen Huan
    《曙光》 Break Free
  • 徐鸣杰 Jeffrey Xu
    徐鸣杰 Jeffrey Xu
    《我要嫁出去》 Marry Me
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • 曾诗梅 Priscelia Chan
    曾诗梅 Priscelia Chan
    《信约:唐山到南洋》The Journey: A Voyage
  • 林慧玲 Rebecca Lim
    林慧玲 Rebecca Lim
    《志在四方》The Dream Makers
  • 陈丽贞 Aileen Tan
    陈丽贞 Aileen Tan
    《警徽天职 2》 C.L.I.F 2
  • 向云 Xiang Yun
    向云 Xiang Yun
    《X元素》 Beyond
  • 洪慧芳 Hong Hui Fang
    洪慧芳 Hong Hui Fang
    《爱情风险》 Love @ Risk

Monday, March 3

Global action star Liam Neeson stars in NON-STOP, a suspense thriller played out at 40,000 feet in the air. During a transatlantic flight from New York City to London, U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks (Neeson) receives a series of cryptic text messages demanding that he instruct the government to transfer $150 million into an off-shore account. Until he secures the money, a passenger on his flight will be killed every 20 minutes. NON-STOP, which reunites Neeson with UNKNOWN director Jaume Collet-Serra and producer Joel Silver, co-stars Golden Globe Award winner Julianne Moore.


Watched Non-Stop with Gary and Koon Siang. The story was direct though it started off alittle slow in the beginning. Good suspense which kept viewers pondering who the baddie were. Though the entire scene was on the plane, it focus our mind on this current incident that happened. 

There were plenty of possible suspects on board and that includes Bill where many choose to believe that he was being set-up. Thus, it triggers the mind of the viewers thinking who exactly the terrorist were. It may seems that Bill Marks (Liam Neeson) is the one who wanted to strive his best to save the passengers in the plane. However, when was told to return the $150 million back, he reply back a what money? 

It then trigger me back to the entire plot, it mentioned that He was in depression ever since his daughter left him. Also, He could be the one who planned the whole incident to receive the lump sum of cash. I guessed he is one of the terrorist who managed to escape death and took the money.

Ratings: 3.35/5