Sunday, September 28

Decided to try the bread from Tiong Bahru Bakery with CID pals. The place was cosy though slightly noisy since it was located inside Raffles city shopping mall. We ordered Kouign aman, almond croissant and almond chocolate croissant. 

Among the three ordered, I personally enjoyed the almond croissant because of its texture and taste. It was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Buttery and flaky will be what I would describe on the well-done croissant. The others tasted slightly flavourful for me but it still tasted reasonably good. The coffee itself was decent too. 

Tiong Bahru Bakery
Raffles City Shopping Centre
Singapore 179103

Saturday, September 27

Date: 4 & 5 October 2014
Time: 12pm - 6pm
Venue: Big Splash at East Coast Park 
Contact: 6325 8184 
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The National Geographic Channel Free Pet Shop, Singapore’s largest dog-adoption drive is back, with more dogs!

Back for the third year, Singapore’s largest adoption drive gets even bigger. With more activities, more partners and most importantly, more no-kill shelters involved this year, it is going to be a fun-filled weekend for furry friends and owners alike. Featuring more than 100 dogs that will be up for adoption, the event will also offer fringe activities and workshops that will shed new light on dog ownership.

Singapore’s largest adoption drive aims to provide a platform for dog shelters to advocate adoption and to raise awareness of the dog-shelter situation in Singapore.

Tuesday, September 23

With Samon (Tatsuya Fujiwara) as the leader of the ST team and young Inspector Tomoisa (Masaki Okada) tasked with managing the team, the ST (Scientific Task Force) attempt to solve the most difficult of cases. The members of the team consist of elite researchers from the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s crime lab.

Just finished watching ST MPD Scientific Investigation Squad. Personally, the story plot was good and kept viewers in suspense! It reminded me of this china production drama - 新神探联盟 Detective Alliance which I watched. In both films, the detectives were equally observant and good at analyzing the situation which led them to solve the mystery cases. 

This drama had an unexpected twist towards the end which was smart. Everything just came into pieces when the evidence were gathered in each episode. It led viewers to follow closely on its outcome which can be rather unexpected and overwhelming. 

It also show the importance of friendship and teamwork. As usual, I am impressed by Tatsuya Fujiwara acting capability. The other cast did pretty well too. I thought that the ST team was well-formed in this series. 

There will be a movie sequel coming up next year on January. Am looking forward to it!

Ratings: 4.5/5

Sunday, September 21

The newest chapter in the smash hit STEP UP franchise reunites an all-star cast in glittering Las Vegas. After struggling in Hollywood for over a year, Sean's (Ryan Guzman) crew disbands and moves back to Miami without him. Refusing to give up the dream, Sean stays in LA. When he hears about an upcoming dance competition in Las Vegas that could be the opportunity of a lifetime, he teams up with dance phenoms Moose (Adam Sevani) and Andie (Briana Evigan) to assemble a new dance crew. Reuniting with STEP UP favorites including the Santiago Twins, Jenny Kido and Madd Chadd (aka Robot guy) and a few new faces, the crew must band together in the finale in order to beat the contest at its own game.

Watched Step Up All in earlier just now. Personally, I thought that the plot was simple yet predictable. I do agree that the story was slightly better than Step Up Revolution but it could have been better as it lack certain substance. 

As for the dance moves, it was a slight let down without much punch. The dance choreography presented seems just to entertain the viewers but did not really capture their attention. Not that it was bad but only that my expectations got higher while watching the step up series. Only the finale dance by Lmntrix was well-presented!

It is never about the results but the learning process that one obtained which is more important. 

Ratings: 2.85/5

Friday, September 19

Dine at Poulet with CID pals few months ago. The food tasted good and appetizing. If you dine there for the first time, I will recommend you to order the roasted chicken! The creamy sauce blended well with the chicken! The sauce tasted just right yet not too.. flavourful for my taste bud. 

The next one I will recommend will be the pork. It was well-marinated with quite a decent portion. However, I thought that it will be better if the meat wasn't that tough. The rest of the dishes was good as well. 

If you are looking for an affordable food to dine, this may not be a good choice since the food is rather expensive.

Raffles City shopping centre

Thursday, September 18

B for breakfast @ A for Arbite
Scrambled eggs, bacon, homemade braised beans, grilled tomato, chicken & chilli sausage, confit button mushroom, roasted pumpkin and toasted brioche with seasonal jam.

The portion of this dish is big! You may consider to order only if you have a empty stomach. Personally, I thought that the food was well-cooked. I like the homemade braised beans and grilled tomatos! The scrambled eggs was good though I felt that it was a little dry. Overall, it is a hearty breakfast to indulge! 

28 Aliwal St 
Singapore 199918

Monday, September 15

When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. Based upon the best-selling novel by James Dashner.

Personally, I felt that the story flow well with a good plot. Though it may seem similar to the hunger games and divergent, it was more compact and smart as a whole. I do not know if it is only me, the plot reminded me of the Bourne movie series since the character also loses his memory. Experiments and test were also involved.  

I enjoyed how the scenes were being built up each moment. With that, it kept viewers engaged throughout the film. Certain intense and humour scenes were injected which brings this film to another level. 

The mysterious organization only became clearer to Thomas when He piece up the people, objects and dreams together. That was when the mystery was being revealed. This film also educate viewers the importance of trust and teamwork even if the circumstances may change.

Ratings: 4.6/5

Saturday, September 13

Sunny Waffle @ Pastamania
Waffle served with maple syrup & butter accompanied with two sunny side-up eggs & corned beef mixed with baked beans. 

Personally, I thought the waffle was slightly over-cooked though with good texture. It will be better if it is more crispy. It tasted just alright for me as it was not too.. sweet for my taste bud. The eggs were nicely done as it was not over-cooked. I adore the baked beans most as it was flavourful and appetizing.

One of the breakfast set you should try in Pastamania. 

CPF Building
79 Robinson Road
Singapore 068897 

Saturday, September 6

Tried the meatballs spaghetti at Chef b western delight. I thought that this tomato based pasta tasted pretty good. The sauce was not too flavourful for my taste bud. Also, the meatballs was chewy and well-marinated. Not to forget the good texture of the pasta as well. This is one of the better dish I have tasted in the menu.

Amoy Street Food Centre
7 Maxwell Road

Wednesday, September 3

Personally, I am a person who is particular about the comfort, design and appearances of the product. As long as everything mentioned comes into place with a reasonable price, I might consider purchasing the item.

Stumbled upon the above Vans Sneaker at ZALORA and I adore it pretty much. Personally, I think this sneaker caught my attention for its trendy design and pleasant colour combination.

I browse through Vans shoes previously in departmental stores, the kind of fabric used were mostly made out of 100% cotton canvas. Thus, I need not worry about the discomfort I might face with this product. 

There are more variety to choose from at ZALORA. A simple and comfortable Vans sneaker for a casual day out.

If not, a vibrant and trendy footwear to match my outfit for special occasions.

Comfort is definitely an important factor for footwear. It upsets one as it might cause inconvenience to yourself and the people around you.

Tuesday, September 2

The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O'Neil (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the city and unravel Shredder's diabolical plan.

Watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with Trois. Personally, I felt that the plot was direct, simple yet rather predictable. A simple plot which was carefully crafted. With that, the story flow rather well from one scene to another. There were certain intense and humour scenes injected which bring this film to another level. Great effort for the nice visual elements and video composition presented in certain scenes which make the overall experience a even better one. 

Even though it turns out different from my childhood Ninja Turtles, I felt that the story was pretty good.

Ratings: 4.25/5