Saturday, July 21

[Food Tasting] Ootoya Japanese Dining

Ootoya has a pretty concept in terms of its layout with a good ambience.

Customers can certainly look forward while receiving good service and great food.

Established in 1958, Ootoya is known to be affordable and in producing nutritious foods in Asia. Their meal is a well-balanced diet for family that promotes health and well-being. That is exactly what inspires Ootoya in serving the customers.

Yuzu shu [$15]

A refreshing fruity beverage that is bound to delight. If you are a yuzu lover,
be sure to take a sip and enjoy this beverage. 

Beef steak & pork belly shiokouji [$21.50] 

Meat lovers, you must be delight to know that you can enjoy both beef and pork on a plate. Customers also can this as a set [$26.50] which comes along with rice, chawanmushi, pickles and miso soup.

Cod Fish Soup [$11.50]

A healthy dish to cap off your meal.
I simply love beancurd that was nicely curated and goes along well with the fried cod fish and assorted vegetables. 

Gateau Chocolate parfait [$8.50]

Maccha warabimochi [$4.50]

I am happy that my family and myself enjoyed the company and had sumptuous food over at this Japanese restaurant. The service crew are also attentive and friendly to our needs. Most importantly, I experienced it in a clean and cosy environment.

This is a collaboration with J Passport []

3155 Commonwealth Ave West
Singapore 129588
Tel : 6659 2644

181 Orchard Road
#08-012 (Verandah)
Singapore 238896
Tel: 6884 8901

5 Changi Business Park Central 1
Singapore 486038
Tel: 6636 1228

Sunday, July 15

[Movie Review] Skyscraper

Global icon Dwayne Johnson leads the cast of Legendary's Skyscraper as former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer, who now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in China he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he's been framed for it. A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family who is trapped inside the building...above the fire line.

Watched skyscraper with Huan recently.

Personally, I thought that the film had a focused story-line. The story itself was fast-paced and engaging. The many intense moments definitely kept me at the edge of the seat. However, it appear rather vague and "too good to be true".

The characters each had their own agenda which heightened the climax and excitement to its plot. A pity that the story was lacking with such a brief introduction and background. In order to grasp the entire story, you have to observe and pay attention to the details presented.

It depicted the importance OF kinship and the advantage of being a good team player in such circumstances. If you are into thriller and action-packed movies, remember to purchase a ticket or two!

Ratings: 3.8 / 5

Wednesday, July 4

[Preview Screening] Animal World 动物世界

Muddling along a path in life without any aim, Zheng Kaisi (starring Li Yifeng) lands himself in debt, with his mother in a vegetative state relying on him and his childhood sweetheart Liuqing (starring Zhou Dongyu) for survival. In order to repay his debts, he boards a gambling ship called “Destiny” to attend a mysterious gambling party. If he wins, all his debts will be cancelled. The game rules seem very simple, however, any tricks can be used in the game. Kaisi is soon overwhelmed by the countless traps and schemes. He must survive the game well-planned by Anderson (starring Michael Douglas), the leader behind all the tricks at the gambling party.

Attended Animal World 动物世界 preview screening with Hui ting at Shaw Theatres nex recently. I'm such a happy boy to receive a pair of tickets to catch this film. If you don't already know, this particular film was based on the bestselling Japanese novel and anime series - Kaiji. Fans of Kaiji [just like me], I believe you just have to watch this to experience a different rendition for yourself.

Personally, I felt that this movie had a focused story-line. The progression in each scenes led me to ponder and followed them closely. However, the clown personality depicted on a character was kind of redundant. This film also educated viewers to think critically and persevere on in difficult situation. When a world that was full of greed and selfishness, it was heart-warming to understand that humanity still exists in mankind.

Though this show may not seems on par to Kaiji - the ultimate gambler, it was still decent. I just wished that they played more games to heighten the overall experience. Oh ya, did I mention that there will be a sequel to it? I can't wait to catch it!

Ratings: 3.7 / 5

Tuesday, July 3

[Media Delivery] 3:15PM Original Milk Tea

3:15PM is probably the 1st company to turn milk tea into “tea bag" (3:15 PM) on the market. They are different from instant milk tea powder, you can actually find real tea leaves in the tea bag. The original milk tea is based on Taiwan oolong tea to combine with Sri Lanka Uva black tea. After professional fermentation and roast, the milk tea has its own unique aroma.

The milk tea is milky and smooth. There's no artificial flavours and chemical additives but only sugar and creamer added. It tasted good and bring out its own  unique aroma.

You may wish to find out more about this product here and redeem
a sample of the product at sample store here.