Monday, July 28

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION begins after an epic battle left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history...while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs. With help from a new cast of humans (led by Mark Wahlberg), Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet. In an incredible adventure, they are swept up in a war of good and evil, ultimately leading to a climactic battle across the world. (C) Paramount

Watched Transformers 4: Age of Extinction with Jw and Gary in the afternoon earlier on. Initially, I thought that the story started pretty decent with a good flow. However, as it goes on, it started to get slightly draggy and confusing. 

Personally, I thought that the action scenes were awesome with good visual effects applied. However, too many was injected which turn out rather overwhelming for me. It could have been better if more effort was put forth in the plot so as to have a balance between both. 

Nice that it portrayed the importance of kinship between a father and daughter which can be closely related to daily lives. A rather predictable sequel which was compact nicely.

Ratings: 2.95/5

Sunday, July 27

Dinner was at Chabuton yesterday night after church service. Decided to try this newly open eatery which was situated near town area. This restaurant is the first ever ramen restaurant to be awarded Michelin star. Chef Yasuji Morizumi is named “King of Ramen” by TV Champi on, a well-known Japanese program.

I ordered the signature chabuton tonkotsu ramen and had my add on - soft egg and buta kakuni. I did not manage to have my dish customised when I actually wanted to. The waiter came for our order but did not ask whether if I wanted it to be customised. Thus, I had the normal noodle texture and broth served. 

Personally, I felt that the broth tasted quite good as it was not too salty nor blend. However, the broth was rather oily. The texture of the noodle was soft despite the normal texture ordered. It was springy and eggy which added value to this dish.

The char siew was tender and tasted normal. I felt that a bigger slice of char siew served would bring out the taste more. The buta kakuni tasted pretty good; It was quite tender though it was thick. It will be better if they slice it smaller for better texture and taste. The soft egg was decent though it was not flavourful as expected. It seems to be a healthier version since it was slightly blend. 

313 Orchard Road
Singapore 238865

Saturday, July 26

Went Taiwan with church mates recently! Booked our flights with scoot since they were having 50% off! This was the plan for our trip! Kenting -> Kaohsiung ->Taipei

Then, we took the HSR from Taoyuan to Zuoying station. From there, a cab to our first destination, Kenting! 

After the rather long ride, we reached Minimi Inn - our accommodation at Kenting. I thought that the inn was pretty cosy with cute decoration. 

Then, we decided to ask for recommendations around the area since it was our first time there. The lady there got a driver to tour us around the area.  

These were the places of interest which the driver brought us there. The places include 船帆石, 砂島 and 鵝鑾鼻公園. Luvin' the nature, God's creation! 

The food we had for breakie before heading for water sports! 

Had water sports at Nan Wan beach! We had a good time shouting and being playful while enjoying the ride! It was fun, thrilling and the experience was memorable! 
Then, we slack around the area to enjoy the beautiful view there.

After water sports, we decided to head back to our inn before heading out again! 

Decided to play go kart thus we took a bus to there. Its been ages riding on one. I remember those time when escape theme park has one and I enjoyed that very much! The go kart here was decent but I thought that the track was pretty narrow. You have to get used to the track to enjoy the experience better. Nevertheless, I pretty enjoyed it though I felt the escape theme park route was much more fun. 

After which, we walked around the vicinity to explore the area nearby.

Then, we headed to the night market to have our meals and did our temporary tattoos there! I like the fried milk 炸鲜奶 there! Tasted good! 

Our last meal in Kenting before heading to Kaohsiung!

Personally, I felt that the scenery in Kenting was beautiful! I liked it alot! A place where you can relax and put your troubles aside. If you enjoy the beach and nature, it is a place you should visit when you are in Taiwan!

Am gonna find time to blog about my experience in Kaohsiung soon!