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Wednesday, May 04, 2016

First World Hotel's XYZ Room Review

I have once again visited Genting Highlands and it has transformed a lot since I last visited it a year ago! Being the largest hotel in the world, phase one of the hotel's extension is now opened with 412 rooms with a balance of 874 room, totaling a number of 1286 rooms. Aiming to total the number of rooms at 7351, hotel visitors with courteous and professional staffs at First World Hotel.

We walked along the spanking new lobby with many art pieces that decorated the walls, and a brand new cafe!


I hadn't seen the cafe before, as it was not open last year when I came to visit. But this year, it is now opened! It is good to know that I can come downstairs and get my food without walking all the way to the indoor themepark. There's a small shop that sells light bites but I would rather have my food here instead.



Eagerly walking towards our room as we were rather tired from the bus journey, spent too much time chatting on the bus rather than sleeping!

Gone were the days where the rooms are dimly lighted, the latest rooms are splashed with colours and comfortably lighted to a warm setting.

The simplicity of the room with lively, vibrant colours is designed to be chic and funtional. It's a standard hotel experience to centre on a good bed for a good night's rest.

Frosted glass walls divides the toilet into three sections - toilet, shower and sink. It's a modest amount of space but clean and functional. The rest of the room includes a flat-screen television with in-house and local entertainment, telephone, mini fridge and a small safe. Sachets of tea and coffee provided so that you can start your day with a fresh brew!

That evening, we had a delicious treat from RWG's in-house ice cream brand, ItaliGelato, that is located at the lobby of First World Hotel.

There's a variety of popsicle and ice cream flavours to choose from. They were all so bright and colourful, I wish I had the stomach to have a bite of every flavour!



My favourite ice cream flavours are hazelnut and mango sorbet, hehehe

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Aaron Crow Fearless Magic Show

Once again, I am off to Genting Highlands for a weekend getaway. With the month-long heat in March, I could not wait to embrace the cool air and indulge myself in the entertainment at Genting Highlands. After meeting up with my fellow bloggers at Golden Mile Complex, we took a 6-hour long bus ride to Genting Highlands, reaching early in the morning.

We were accommodated in First World Hotel's newest tower - Tower 3, that features the XYZ deluxe room. On my previous trip, I have introduced this room to you all but this time round, Tower 3's lobby is fully opened with check-in counters and self-checkout kiosks, together with a cafe at the tower lobby itself!

The entire place is tastefully furnished, bright and visually pleasing. The entire hotel however, still lacks in-room wifi. After a long ride, we could not help but head up to our room for a nap before lunch at Coffee Terrace.


Lunch was pretty good with a wide variety of food available from different cuisine, such as Malay, Chinese and Western. Here are few examples of what you can get for a RM42 buffet! Food presentation award goes to William and Gerald, whom hardworking-ly positioned all the food :p


Eric, Conan, myself, Gernaine, Lenice, Leong,
William, Jocelyn, Gerald


We simply could not give Snow World a miss. This time round, they have do up the place with Easter decor. Colourful much!


My best friend in the whole wide world
The freezing cold is something that I simply could not withstand so Gernaine and I quickly escaped out of Snow World, but not without a picture first!

The highlight of this trip is Aaron Crow Fearless Magic Show at Genting International Showroom, so I shall leave that to the end of this post.

Let me introduce you to Bubbles & Bites. Trooping up the stairs to our own space of 14, we eagerly ordered a few recommended dishes. This place is quite popular as the dinner crowd starts to form a line outside the restaurant to have taste of their western food.

It has a pretty nice ambience and the food is up to standard too.


All of us were eagerly taking photos and couldn't wait for all the food to arrive! Some of their signature dishes are Pici Bolognaise Pasta, Black Angus T- Bone Steak, Slow Braised Lamb Shank, Ethiopian Chicken and Lam Lee Burger. To go with the food, Bubbles & Bites imports sparkling wine, juices, beers and sodas; hence the name bubbles!

Lam Lee burger, noms!


Angus T-Bone Steak, so delicious that we went had one more to share around the table! The meat was soft, juicy and flavourful.

Operating Hours
Weekdays: 11.00am – 12.00am
Weekends, Eve of Public Holidays & School Holidays:
11.00am - 2.00am

Now, let me introduce you to Aaron Crow's Fearless Magic Show. Why fearless? His magical performance brings fear to people's heart as they watch him performing risky stunts in total silence. The silence was intensifying as Aaron Crow did not utter a single word throughout the entire performance, making him so mysterious and charismatic to the audience. As a Belgian, he had been dubbed by his country as their foremost international television sensation, appearing in numerous TV and gala shows. He even got onto Britain's Got Talent in 2013 and went on to the finals.

His first act, 'Supravision' is possibly the most spectacular and daring act in the world.

Before blindfolding himself, he pours hot candle wax to cover his eyes. Yikes!!! Then he begins to blindfold himself with many many rounds of cloth and finally, a metal foil. 3 layers of blindfold, this act couldn't be any more genuine. He then proceeds to use a knife and slices through a rice bag, wooden board and finally, a pineapple.


Here is Eric, where Aaron Crow walks towards him and chops the wooden board into half.

If several layers of blindfold isn't enough to excite you, how about swallowing needles? A few people from the audience tested if the needles were real.



And then he proceeded to swallow the needles itself one by one, and then pulling them all out with a string!


No doubt, the finale is always the best. I shall not reveal any further details here but clue is, it involves an apple and a ring. Watching two of my friends being picked to take part in this act is really nerve-wrecking!

Undoubtedly a world-class performance, with the best magician I have ever seen so far! I thoroughly love watching his performance and would definitely want to watch it again!


Get your tickets now for “Fearless! Cheating Death Nightly”, performed by world famous magician Aaron Crow. It will be one performance you will never forget!
Venue:
Genting International Showroom
Showtimes
18 March 2016 to 15 May 2016
8pm and 4pm daily
Ticket Price
PS2: RM78, PS1: RM98, VIP RM118


We all took group photo and over here, he's holding a bullet shot at him with a paint ball machine. What makes this bullet different is that is is made of metal while the rest are paint capsules, it can kill! This bullet was also signed by a member of the audience and then put into the the paintball machine before shooting at him. The whole show is simply amazing and had me sitting at the edge of my seat, clapping and screaming in excitement!


Many many thanks to Wei En, Eric and Jiayi representing Resorts World Genting for the invitiation to visit Genting Highlands. Genting Highlands is a must-go for every child for their theme parks and many other family-oriented entertainment. The rooms are so nice right now to stay and many other activities to do, like trying out the food, watching Aaron Crow's performance (an eye-opener!) and visiting the arcade at night! It's a perfect getaway for a weekend trip with family and friends! I definitely hope to visit Genting Highlands again soon!

PS. Aaron, if you're reading this, I hope you know that you have raised my expectation of a good performance and set the bar really high now!
PSS. Photo credits to Conan and Angie's guest blogger, Jocelyn. They were both enthusiastically taking photos for the blog post, without them, this blog post wouldn't be complete.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

The Bodyguard Movie Review


The Bodyguard sees Sammo Hung’s return as director, action director as well as lead actor, 19 years after 1997's Once Upon a Time in China and America. Together with Andy Lau who serves as one of the movie’s producers while making a special appearance in the movie.

The Bodyguard follows a retired bodyguard (Hung) who has settled in the dark and unknown corner of the world where China, Russia and North Korea meet. Suffering from the beginnings of dementia, the bodyguard is befriended by a young girl whose life is threatened when her father (Lau) falls in with the local crime world. When the girl and her father disappear, the bodyguard must call upon his long forgotten skills to save the life of his young friend.

Watch the trailer below


I would personally rate this movie 3/5 stars. This movie is like a mega gathering for many big names with little action for them. Apart from walking around and a few sentences to act out for the rest of the celebrities, Sammo Hung chose to focus on the close bond between the retired bodyguard and the little girl. The special effects and stunts were pretty well done, and realistic. They have moved past from the old days where they used to focus a lot of action and kungfu but now, kungfu is the supporting factor to relationships and sentiments. I have also enjoyed and appreciate the fact that some of supporting cast do not adhere mandarin but used certain accents to differentiate their origins from different parts of China. Humor was added in good taste, making the movie overall an enjoyable one.

The Bodyguard is released on 7th April 2016 and NC16 for violence.
Do catch it in the cinemas today!

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Cirque √Čloize iD in Singapore

Cirque √Čloize iD is here in Singapore! With 15 world class stage performers with various background like stunt biker, acrobats and hip hop dancers, they present ten circus disciplines to provide a spectacular, high-energy production.



Created by Jeannot Painchaud, this performance sets to bring audience into the vibrant streets at the heart of a big city. A kaleidoscope of eye-popping video projections casts on its backdrop, drawing inspiration from science-fiction films, comic books and graffiti.


Diana Gonzalez was performing with the Cyr wheel which I found to be absolutely amazing. Grasping the rims of the wheel, she moves along with it, causing it to roll and spin while performing acrobatic moves. It is as though she is one with the wheel, moving with such grace!


Watch Olivier Poitras made scurrying up and down a pole look so easy, but he battles against gravity with sheer strength and a muscular body. Be prepared to swoon over his hunky body as he rips out his top halfway through the show!


There's a great sense of camaraderie among the performers and what sets them apart from any other performance is the incredible amount of confidence displayed. They were very enthusiastic in performing a good show and adrenaline was pumping along with the upbeat electronic music throughout.


Many thanks to Amanda and Base Entertainment for inviting me to watch the performance, it's a wonderful experience to watch such an exciting circus here in Singapore!

Showtime:
Fri, 26 Feb - Sun, 6 Mar 2016
Thur - Fri: 7.30pm
Sat: 2pm & 7.30pm
Sun (28 Feb): 1pm & 6pm
Sun (6 Mar): 1pm

Tickets:
(Excludes Booking Fee)
A Reserve : S$125
B Reserve : S$95
C Reserve : S$75
D Reserve : S$45

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Save My Bag Flagship Store in Singapore

Recently, I was invited to the launch of Save My Bag's first flagship store right here in Singapore, at Wheelock's place.


This beautiful stylish bag is made of Poly-Fabric with Lycra, their signature material that is soft, elastic, durable and even lighter than neoprene. What more, it is 100% made in Italy. Their bags boasts of more than 30 different colours, which you can spoil yourself with many different choices!

SMG was developed in Bergamo, a city in Lombardy, Italy, by Stefano and Valentina Agazzi. It was born from the idea of covering your luxury bags, but its practicality and chic design was so popular that it came out as a brand on its own!

Valentina on the right, she specially flew in to Singapore for the flagship store's launch! I really love her dedication and I can see her eyes lit up whenever she have the opportunity to talk about SMG. Christine and Melody, the store owners brought this to Singapore but I did not manage to take a picture with them.

Little treats for us while we explore the colours in the store!


This is the Icon Series. Two patterns were available, the solid colour and the other pattern-printed. Look at how sharp the prints are!


So many different colours, and honestly, I was very much spoilt for choice. I had no idea which colour I should get because I can imagine myself carrying each different colour with a different style and outift!

Here's 4 different patterns on the bag:

A lot of people were eyeing the comic one, which I thought was a pretty good idea. It's pretty bold and loud, rather unique I feel.


Giving the orange a try because the colour is really outstanding. I was deciding between this and the maroon. They have bags of different style, for different occasion. See the one Jessie is holding? They have a sling along with it, so easy to bring out if you're just going out for a meal or something.


Look at the different colours of red, so beautiful! I'm a sucker for beautiful bags, I guess most girls are! What more, they are VERY light. It's even lighter than a small bottle of water. Light, rain-proof and washable by hand or machine (remember to set it in delicate too), you'll never worry about dirtying a beautiful bag. Despite its light-weight, it can hold up to 15kg!


This is the Hippy Joy Series, which I thought was pretty artsy and suitable for carrying documents to the office. As a student, I can so imagine carrying this to school!


Pouches are available too, which I think comes in really handy if you want to put your toiletries or make up inside.


Tags for the bag if you decide to name it, they are about SGD$15 per letter.


These cute tassels are called Medusa, maybe because it has lots of strands on it like Medusa's hair! Each costs SGD$39.


Caren, myself, Colin, Mint, Jessie and Cookie
Right to left

Look how beautiful the colours are! There are more than 30 different colours right now and SMG aims to bring it up to 100 different colours in 2016.

Drop by Save My Bag store at
Wheelock Place #B1-05
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SaveMyBagSingapore

I am so proud to own one of it, carrying it with me to Europe! Here's a picture of me, posing with it in Paris:

I get a lot of praises on how beautiful the bag is, and I do share the same sentiments! With Valentine's Day coming up, I think it's going to be a perfect gift for your partner! :)

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Mother

As I did my morning routine of brushing my teeth and washing face, I noticed my mother's dentures on the counter. It has been there every morning, beside the toothbrush. I watched it every time I brush my teeth, and some times it's not there when I get up in the afternoon.



Her dentures sits besides my clear, transparent retainers. There's something poignant about this scene. Between the old and the young, this is the difference between our teeth. Old age is inevitable and I wonder about my turn in future. Will I too, have partial dentures like her?

I remember she used to go to Malaysia to fix her teeth when it hurt, and they didn't do a good job so she had to make another trip to Malaysia to fix it properly. A part of me suspected they didn't do a good job and cause her to lose some of her teeth. The only reason why she goes there is because it's cheaper than Singapore. I felt a pang of guilt, that I didn't grow up fast enough to make money for her, so that she didn't have to lose her teeth or suffer toothache.

My father had passed away for a few years now, he was not able to enjoy the his privilege as a pioneer generation. better. I often felt sad to be reminded of the fact that he is not here to enjoy the benefits. Life would have been much better with so much subsidies given now, and he could have set aside more for himself to eat better and for rental than paying medical costs. The only solace I found in Pioneer Generation policy is that even though my father wasn't able to be a part of it, my mother is in time and still here to enjoy her privileges.

Thursday, December 03, 2015

I have recently came realize how small and insignificant my existence is on this planet, in this times. I do wonder sometimes if I am an introvert and I have so many, so many feelings and questions out not able to fancifully, properly articulate my thoughts.

I feel like my existence is locked in my time, limited between the 90s and 2100, and that I will never live before nor beyond this century. This feeling scares me, for I would never knew what it was like to live before my time nor what the future beholds. I would never live to see how advance technology could get, nor personally experience famines. This realisation scares me a lot.

Pondering over this also made me realise how altruistic scientists and researchers are. Because of their love for the subject, or interest's sake, they went on to discover what nobody else wants to do. They sacrifice their time to find out more, when they could jolly well be the ones paying others to do the job.

There, I think I am trailing off again. Unable to express myself well enough, and perhaps a couple of weeks later I would delete this entry.

Perhaps there is a sense of curiosity in me, and I hope that it never dies because that's what makes life so much more meaningful; to question and to seek.
And also perhaps, a wave of melancholy had successfully overwhelmed me to produce this post at this time of the night.