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Thursday, December 08, 2016

December Updates

It has been a long time since I last posted anything, but I did not fall off the face of earth. The start of 2016 hadn't been a smooth-sailing one and the journey of it leading up to December felt like a really long and tedious one. Unfortunately, life is not a game where you can simply press the pause button to take a breather. The only way I could escape from reality is to go on vacation!

In a way, I had been really blessed to have friends who are willing to travel with me. This year, one of the better trips was to travel to London, Kuala Lumpur and Phuket.

Met a Korean girl at the hostel that I was staying at and we travelled around London together!

And then travelling up to KL, finally participating in the Korean fire noodles challenge with my friends:

I'm not a natural on video so don't mind me! I had been eating the noodles for a long time but this is one of the first few times I ate it the dry-style!

And then, an impromptu trip to Phuket!

I have had so much fun on this trip, it was my first time visiting Phuket. The last time was Krabi! Unfortunately, 2016's December had been a rainy one so we did not get to go snorkelling. Perhaps I will update with more pictures in the next post!

These few trips will not be my last one as I am bound for Jakarta this weekend, heading south for the Djakarta Warehouse Project! I have never been to been to Indonesia before so I wonder what's in store for me, pretty excited!

And now, coming to my main point, just wanna say that I finally got the Chanel Boy that I had been eyeing for a long time! I know to some people, they can have whatever and whenever they want it and for some, it's a lifelong dream. I am the latter, saving for a long while to finally get this!


Got it in red! Generally, I like red more than black. It's really satisfying to own one and it checks the bag off my list of wants.

I mean, it's been a long, long year, I'm really grateful that things start to look up towards the second half of the year and one of the best thing was to make Conan go for his LASIK surgery. This kind of happiness cannot be measured in dollars and cents, and I cannot describe how happy I am for his perfect vision now!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Legendary Shaolin Warriors to Perform in Singapore

The legendary warriors from Shaolin Temple have arrived to perform an exhilarating kungfu show in Singapore! Located in Henan province, China, these legendary Shaolin Monks come directly from the fabled Shaolin temple in the foothills of the Song Shang mountain.

Relatively a myth and only seen on martial art shows on television, 20 Shaolin warriors have came to show off their kungfu prowess. With birds chirping in the background and real candles on stage, the choreography invites the audience to experience the spirits of their tradition back in Shaolin Temple.

The show follows the story line of the massacre ordered by the emperor in ancient China, and the traditions carried on by the 5 surviving Shaolin members.

Running now till 31st July 2016, be sure to get your tickets!
Showtime:
Tue - Fri: 7.30pm
Sat: 2.00pm & 7.30pm
Sun: 1.00pm & 6.00pm

Tickets
(Excludes Booking Fee)
VIP Reserve : S$135
A Reserve : S$115
B Reserve : S$85
C Reserve : S$65
D Reserve : S$45

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Thai Street Food New Opening

Trying out different types of food is a joy in my life and having been to Bangkok recently for a short holiday, I'm craving for Thai street food once again! I love eating noodles, and especially the type of noodles used by Thais. The mouth-feel, the bite to it.. Is oomph, so delicious! This is why, my eyes lit up when I hear about Thai Street Food that recently opened up at North Star, along Ang Mo Kio Ave 5.
Trying out the Thai Wanton Mee:

The very same type of noodles used as the ones that I have tried in Bangkok! You have no idea how delighted I am to finally sink my teeth into it once more, yums!


The traditional Thai style of customizing your own bowl of Wanton Mee is to add the following to your liking:
  • TSF Special Chilli Powder
  • Fine white sugar
  • White vinegar
  • Fish Sauce

I love the wanton! The highlight of this bowl of Wanton Mee is the noodles and flavourings, one biteful of goodness at a time!As a spicy food lover, I added chilli flakes to enhance the taste further.
The four condiments mentioned above is exactly like how the Thais eat their street food, they too have these four ingredients on every table so that customers can enjoy it. Being able to enjoy this bowl of wanton mee in the same way as I had in Bangkok makes me feel really happy and what more, it tastes as good!

Another one of their dishes is the pork trotters:

I really love the pork trotters. Unlike any other pork dishes that I have tried, this one isn't dry and flat. It's chewy, greasy but not in the sickening way. Sooooo goooood that I wish they could deliver me a bowl of pork trotters right now!


Thai Street Food
7030 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5, Singapore 569880 (North Star @ AMK)
Open Mondays to Fridays 8am to 8pm, Saturdays 8am to 5pm
Closed on Sundays
Do check out their Facebook page for more delicious photos!

Friday, May 06, 2016

Food Factory Food Delights at Genting Highlands

The Food Factory is a brand new dining concept that is located at the 3rd floor of First World Plaza.



With the size of 23,568 sq ft, the restaurant is able to accommodate up to 1,300 diners at the same time. Serving different cuisines ranging from West Asian, to East Asian and Western breakfast choices, from 6am to 11am daily. Breakfast is served in buffet style with freshly made food that kicks start your day.

The Food Factory replaces humans in a nod to consistency, human error reduction and efficiency. Dishes here are all processed in a large quantity by using giant pants to various ranges of automated machines in order to ensure that the food are caters to all diners ranging from small to large groups.



The Food Factory offers a variety of food, raning from freshly baked bread and local buns to danishes, pancakes, cereals, nasi lemak, Idli, dhoka, putu mayam, pita bread, paratha, congee and condiments, assorted pau, juice, coffee & tea.

Pizza lovers will also enjoy freshly baked pizza from their large pizza conveyors such as Pizza with Tomato sauce and Cheese and Vegetarian Pizza with Mushroom.


At the East Asian Counter, you may find favourite local delicacies such as Fish Ball Noodle Soup or Curry Noodle Soup, Fried Carrot with XO Sauce, Grilled or Deep-fried Yam Roll, Deep-fried Cheese Roll or Chee Cheong Fun, Fried Loh See Fun or Fried Yee Mee, Chinese Soup and Dim Sum too. Food such as Margherita Pizza, Chicken Ham Pizza, Toasted Bread with Kaya and Butter or even Fried Banana or Sweet Potatoes are available as light snacks.


The Western Counter, offers seafood platters to assorted salads with condiments. Main dishes include Roast Rosemary Chicken with Potatoes and Vegetables, Roasted Chicken Roll, Chicken and Lamb Shawarma, Beef and Chicken Burger, Sautéed Pasta with Cream Carbonara Sauce or Bolognaise, Sautéed Spanish Sausages, Sautéed Lamb Ball with Hot Sauce, Breaded Fish and serves with either Cream of Mushroom Soup or Chicken Soup.

Miss having your kuehs and desserts? At the West Asian Counter, wide varieties of local cuisines such as assorted Malay and Nyonya Kuih, Nasi Lemak with condiments, Potatoes Samosa, Vegetables Pakoras, Tandoori Chicken, Fish Head Curry, Ayam Masak Merah, Chicken and Lamb Skewer to Roti Jala or Grill Seafood.


The Food Factory serves a wide range of breakfast offering from 4 different counters such as: West Asian, East Asian, Western and pastry from 6am to 11am daily at only RM 29.00 nett for one adult and RM 14.50 nett for one child.

Photo credits to Gerald 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.

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!


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!