Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Beauty And The Beast

Synopsis: Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. [Source: Golden Village]

A classic remake of Disney's story. What can I say? The acting are good, the songs are good, the plot stays classic with a little of CGI, what are you waiting for? Catch it now!

Rating: 8.5/10

Thursday, March 16, 2017

A Silent Voice

Synopsis: A deaf elementary school girl, Shoko Nishimiya, upon transferring, meets a boy named Shoya Ishida in her new class. Shoya, who is not deaf, leads the class in bullying Shoko, because she is deaf. As the bullying continues, the class starts to bully Shoya for bullying Shoko. After graduating from elementary school, Shoko and Shoya do not speak to each other… until later, when Shoya, tormented over his past, decides he must see Shoko once more. Shoya wants to make amends for what he did in elementary school and be Shoko's friend. [Source: Golden Village]

A heartwarming anime of friendship between a deaf and a normal guy who turned from a bully in the past, to being her protector after feeling guilty of what he has done in the past. The pace of the show is just right, though the ending did differ a little from the original manga. Overall, a nice show to catch for the week.

Rate: 6.5/10

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Fall of ANZ Travel Card

Since the announcement of DBS acquiring ANZ retail business in Singapore, ANZ has been reducing the benefits of their signature ANZ Travel Card. From free complementary unlimited access to Veloce lounges, it reduces to two complimentary access to DragonPass lounges around the world when you charge a minimum of $10,000 to your ANZ Travel Card in each calendar quarter from 01 Sep 2016. It looks to finally hit the coffin with the latest T&C revision again.

With effect from 1 April 2017, complimentary airport limousine and lounge access for ANZ Travel Visa Signature Card will cease. Additional bonus 10,000 Travel$ will no longer be awarded to ANZ Travel Cardmembers who pay Annual Fee from the 2nd year of membership.

It looks like DBS is going to kill off ANZ credit cards and migrate the customers over to DBS. Time to redeem the Travel$ to Krisflyer miles and cancel the card.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale

Synopsis: In 2026, two years since the SAO incident, a new game called "Ordinal Scale," an Augmented-Reality MMO, is becoming popular among the players. But strange things are happening in the game and Kirito and the gang are facing a new danger. [Source: Golden Village]

Just when I thought the SAO series had ended well, from SAO to ALO to GGO, the producers has outdone themselves again with this one-shot movie Ordinal Scale, linking the events after the GGO. With fresh ideas, characters and plot, past history of the SAO came back to haunt the group again, this time, in an AR environment. A movie not to be miss for fans of SAO.

Rate: 9/10

Monday, February 13, 2017

Thailand Day 5 - Artbox Bangkok

03 Feb - With no plans for the day, we went back to Platinum Mall to have our breakfast and continued shopping for clothes. When we are done, we visited Artbox Bangkok, which will be coming to Singapore in April 2017 @ Marina Bay. Link below for more details:

Artbox is a pop-up flea market where most of the stalls are housed in giant metal shipping containers selling signature Thai food and small items ranging from clothing to earrings to artwork. They are similar to Chatuchak, except that there is a live stage where artists performs while audiences sat on hay stacks or cushions chilling out the night over some food and drinks. Pretty interesting concept.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Thailand Day 4 - Baiyoke Sky Tower, Terminal 21

02 Feb - Since we didn't purchased the breakfast together with the accommodation, we started the day late instead and headed straight for the Baiyoke Sky Restaurant Buffet Lunch which will commence at 11am. From the review, tourist have suggested to go for the first slot as the restaurant will be full as the time approaches lunch and the staffs are not replenishing the food after 1230pm to prepare for the next slot of buffet eaters at 1pm. I am glad that I really chose the 11am slot as by 1130am, the whole restaurant is full with tourists from tour groups which just kept coming one after another. Variety of the food served is good and in my opinion, the Thai section is still the best.

Before we head for lunch, we have some time to explore the Baiyoke Sky Tower and take photos of the Bangkok City view.

Bangkok City view (hazy)

After we are done, we headed to Terminal 21 next to explore the internal decorations of the mall. Interestingly, each level has their own theme and we had some fun taking photos of them.

Golden Gate Bridge


London bus

And last but not the least, Taokaenoi Land. 

Our night was spent meeting up with Ong and Eve over dinner, catching up with one another since we last saw them about 1.5 years ago. =) Thanks Ong and Eve for the dinner treat.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Thailand Day 3 - Bangkok

01 Feb - Spent the morning hanging around while YB visited the Sanctuary Of Truth before we catch our transport back to Bangkok. By the time we checked in and ready to hit the street, it was already 4pm. We immediately set out for the Platinum Mall to shop for cheap clothes. As usual, the roads of Bangkok is full of vehicles.

Bridge going to Platinum Mall

For dinner, we visited the Greyhound Cafe near Siam Paragon and discovered that they served fantastic shrimp soup and meals whose spiciness are on a whole new level.