Thursday, October 01, 2015

Inside Out

Synopsis: Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school. [Source: Golden Village]

Emotions made into life by Disney. It is interesting to see how each emotion behave that will affect our everyday life. Interesting and exciting movie to catch for the weekend.

Rate: 7/10

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Attack On Titan 2: End Of The World

Synopsis: Having transformed into an ultimate Titan right in front of everyone, Eren now faces suspicion and fear from the rest of human kind. He is held captive and tortured by his own kind, who demands to know the truth behind his ability to transform into a Titan. Just when he is on the verge of receiving a bullet to his chest, he is saved by yet another powerful Titan, one with intellect just like him. Shikishima tells Eren about his past, where he was used as a subject by his own scientist father, who injected Titan DNA (that triggers explosive cell divisions) into Eren’s body when he was still a baby. Eren then reunited with his friends and fought to plug the hole in the wall, only to be prevented from doing so by strong forces. Numerous deaths and injuries follow, as Eren and his friends fight for honour and freedom and to reclaim what is rightfully theirs. 

Now, the final battle begins as they give their all to restore peace in their homeland… [Source: Golden Village]

The second installation continues to diverge even more from the original manga, to the point of almost creating a new story. Since when did the titan shifters revealed their identity when Eren was plugging the hole? Since when was the item used to plug the hole changed to a dud bomb? Since when did that "came out of the blue" squad leader is also a titan and plans to overthrow the government? This is getting confusing. I think it is better for me to go back to watch the anime....

Rate: 5/10 (For the special effects)

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Futsal Champions 2015

First contribution after 3 weeks out recovering on a back muscle strain.

4 matches to clinch it all. Thank God I did not suffer any injury.

First Match: 2-1 W
Second Match: 1-0 W
Semi Finals: 2-1 W
Finals: 2-2 PK Sudden Death 4-3 W

Sunday, August 23, 2015

MagiClean by Kao Corp

Slowly but surely, this brand "MagiClean" is taking over all my household cleaning agents.
Is this a sign that I should start investing in its manufacturer? Hmm perhaps on the ADR....

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Attack On Titan Part 1

Synopsis: Mankind is under the terror of titans, a beast in which feast on human. Eren Yeager, a young boy determined to make change when he himself could transform into one. He is humanity's last hope. [Source: Golden Village]

At last, the attack on Titans is brought to the big movie screens. A pity though, the director did not really follow the anime storyline as he wants focus to develop Eren and Mikasa relationship. Some characters are missing while 1 new character is generated. However, the CGI really looks awesome. Can't wait for the part 2 to start.

Rate: 6.5/10

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Italy Day 6 - Venice Gondola Adventure

13 Jun - Today marks our last day in Italy before we have to pack our bags for our flight back home to Singapore. To leave without regrets, we went on to complete our last item on our wish list - riding a Gondola down Venice's canal. It was an enriching trip, where the boat man will tell us history of the old buildings along the canals. A pity though, they do not sing anymore....

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Italy Day 5 - Venice

12 Jun - Our last destination, Venice, a city on water, does lives up to its name. The main mode of transportation between places are river boats, with floating platforms build along the river banks for passenger to get up and down. For today, we decided to explore Burano with its multi-colored houses and the St Mark's Square.

On the way to Burano via river boat 

Venice - the city on water 

An artistic sculpture on display 

Burano with its multi-colored buildings 

St Mark's Square