Thursday, July 30, 2009

ESE Graduation Dinner

Wonderful memories shared with this graduating batch of ESE 2009. It has been a wonderful 4 years experience with you all. May the class bond be strong in the years to come.

Last but not least, thanks for giving me this title huh!! *faint*

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (3D)

Sypnosis: The sub-zero heroes from the worldwide blockbusters "Ice Age" and "Ice Age: The Meldown" are back, on an incredible adventure...for the ages. Scrat is still trying to nab the ever-elusive nut (while, maybe, finding true love); Manny and Ellie await the birth of their mini-mammoth; Sid the sloth gets into trouble when he creates his own makeshift family after finding some dinosaur eggs; and Diego the saber-toothed tiger wonders if he's growing too 'soft' hanging with his pals. On a mission to rescue the hapless Sid, the gang ventures into a mysterious underground world, where they have some close encounters with dinosaurs, battle flora and fauna run amok - and meet a relentless, one-eyed, dino-hunting weasel named Buck. [Source: Yahoo! Singapore Movies]
All right, I admit, it is better to watch the animation non-3D as the effect was like insignificant? Show wise, the whole plot was passable, but I am feeling a bit of the directors lack of breakthrough. The jokes are getting increasingly old, and if this continues, I think it is time for the directors to give it a finale version, where the Ice Age finally ends and the animals becomes extinct, maybe died of some heat stroke or get eaten up by the dinosaurs. Definitely not worth to pay the extras for the 3D effect.
Rate: 3/5

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pasta de Waraku

A joyful occasion to celebrate Perry's birthday~ Thank you Ernnie for organising this wonderful gathering. The day started with some singing of K which unfortunately I could not join in. However, I did manage to make it for the dinner, while most of the others are late! =) The group later decided on going to the restaurant (Pasta de Waraku) which gladly is not too expensive.
.Having been the first time entering this restaurant, I decided to try their "sukiyaki" which is a mixture of beef, mushroom and cabbage mixed in their special Wafu sauce. I quite like this dish as the cabbage they used is sweet and it enhances the taste of the whole dish. However, I still find the portion a bit small for my stomach. For my drink, I decided to try their "Maccha Float". The waiter said that this ice-cream was made of some tea leaf favour and I initially had some expectation for this drink. However, after taking a sip, it was total disappointment as the ice-cream are pretty tasteless and hence, the whole drink was pretty spoilt.
Overall, the staffs are quite friendly in this restaurant and provide satisfying answers whenever questions are asked. The ambient set up was pretty good for group gatherings to sit down and catch up with each other. Even though it was at the prime of dinner hours, the whole restaurant is still quite quiet for diners to enjoy a couple of quiet moments.
After dinner activities was a journey down to a German bar for some cold lager before we decided to hit the road for home. Happy belated birthday to Perry again and hope that you have enjoy your day.
Rate: 6/10

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Happy Restaurant Buffet

To celebrate my Dad's birthday, at my mom recommendation, we three decided to try out the buffet at this restaurant. The concept is similar to the Noble House buffet that I had went before with my class, though the price is much cheaper here. For a weekend, it typically cost $27.80++ and you can order all you want with the selection given on the menu. All right, here are some of the good food recommendation given by me:
2. Sharkfin Crabmeat Soup
The soup is tasty and they give you a generous portion of crabmeat. Add it together with vinegar and pepper... heavenly! Definitely worth a try.
6. Salmon Shashimi
Another definitely must eat!! Not because they are especially nice, but because this shashimi are usually quite expensive outside, so..must eat back some of money we are going to pay later right? =p
8. Bamboo Fungus with Chicken Mushroom Soup
The soup are richly tasty and the ingredients generously given in each bowl. Though for a buffet, drinking soup is considered quite a waste of valuable stomach space, but the dish is pretty good to not give it a try.
11. Diced Chicken with Szechuan Sauce
The diced chicken flesh are cooked to just the right moment such that they are extremely tender and chewy. Stirred fried together with the onions, I find that the whole dish is similar to the taste of gong bao chicken. I would have re-order this dish again to have a second go at it if not for the so many varieties on the menu that I have not tried out yet.
19. Stir-fry Beef with Black Pepper Sauce
Traditional dish that is available at a lot of places. The only difference that makes this restaurant stands out is the tenderness of the beef slices that they used. I have no idea how did they do it but it is the most tender beef slices that I have ever eaten before. Definitely a must try!!
25. HK Baby Cabbage with Minced Garlic
The thing that I liked about this dish is the tenderness of their baby cabbage. You can put the whole cabbage in your mouth and savour the moment when the sauce oozes out andat the same time, slowly chew your vegetable. A good dish to try!
33. Mapo Beancurd
The best dish in the whole of the restaurant menu. The beancurd are cooked together with a generous selection of minced meat, carrot cubes and corn seeds. The whole sensation of chewing all the beancurd and minced meat together in one's mouth are simply unforgettable.
To sum up your buffet, there is also a assorted selection of ice-creams that have the flavours of mango, chocolate, raspberry and yam. Indeed, I find it quite worth the money paid to enjoy the dishes that I have eaten so far.
Rate 8/10

NUS Commencement 2009

All 4 years of hard work just for this single moment. An old chapter closed while another begins. Wish all my classmates all the best in their future journeys. =)
Last but not least, thank you *mds* for taking time off for my commencement and giving me this beautiful sunflower~ =)

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Picture upload problem on blogger

This problem has been going around for at least 4 days on blogger. Whenever I upload the picture and click "done", the picture didn't appear!!! not sure what is the problem but it seems like everyone else are facing the same problem.
Scouted around on internet and this is one possible solution that I found to upload the picture manually:
Still upload the usual way (choose ur size accordingly cos that will be how u want the pics to show on ur blog) but when the picture is uploaded, DO NOT click done. Instead, right click on the pic, left click on properties & copy the URL (add) there. Do not close the uploaded image window. Just minimise it.
On ur blog window in edit HTML format, input the following:
(img src = 'URL'/) substitute the bracket with <>
where URL is the URL(add) that u hv copied. Close the uploaded pic window before u click publish. Once u click publish, u shall be able to see ur pics.
Hope the above helps. :) Happy Blogging

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen

Sypnosis: Decepticon forces return to Earth on a mission to take Sam Witwicky prisoner, after the young hero learns the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers. Joining the mission to protect humankind is Optimus Prime, who forms an alliance with international armies for a second epic battle. [Source: Yahoo! Singapore Movies]
Great Plot, excellent graphics and battle scenes!!! The developers really bring the CGI effects to another level. It is really a feast to the eyes to see the robots fighting, together with the support of the full arsenal of weapons available by human. The whole movie is not just about endless fighting as the director also tried to bring in some comedy effect to the movie. I particularly like Wheelie as he is quite a joker in the movie! Can’t wait for the 3rd installment!!
Rate: 8/10

Wednesday, July 01, 2009


As of July 1st, 0000 I am officially transisted into adulthood. *sigh* No more concession to take unlimited bus rides.