Saturday, March 27, 2010

Off in 10 hours

Peking, here I come

Aoba Hokkaido Ramen

It has been ages since I last stepped into Vivo City to have a meal, but today, I decided to dine in there since I had a movie to catch later on. Searching around the restaurants available on the first floor, we decided on Aoba Hokkaido Ramen since the menu (and the crowd and the ambient) looked the best out of the whole lot.
Shio Seafood Ramen
Our food were readily served within a few minutes from our orders and I am really amazed by their speed. The seafood ramen was fresh, especially the prawns, which were springy and not overcooked. The base soup was nice, but I found that it was a bit on the salty side.

Shoyu Tontoro Ramen
I am not sure what kind of meat they use, but it indeed tasted very nice. The meat was soft, the kind that will disintegrate in your mouth. Serving wise was just nice, but I still find that the base soup was a bit too salty for my liking.

Overall: 6.5/10

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Joke of the day

This is just a joke, please do not get too serious about it...



It was a good talk last night. The FUGA spirits still remain strong.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Kaiji: The Ultimate Gambler

Synopsis: "Kaiji: The Ultimate Gambler" is an exciting psychological thriller starring Tatsuya Fujiwara as Kaiji, man forced to enter a deadly gambling competition aboard a cruise ship, to erase a large financial debt. Based on Nobuyuki Fukumoto's hit manga series which has sold over 11 million copies, Kaiji is a 26 year-old job-hopping bum who suddenly finds himself riddled in debt after a shadowy loan company informs him that he is responsible for a loan taken by his friend (who has since gone missing) and whom he casually co-signed as a loan guarantor for! [Source: Yahoo! Singapore Movies]
An interesting non-sensible movie, that what I feel. First of all, the main character goes on a cruise ship to gamble for a change in life and not being a loser all these while. Will any people in the right mind really believe in this? Secondly, if they lose, they will be forced to become a slave in some underground mind for the company. Come on, where have the government authority of the country gone? Thirdly, if they want their freedom, they have to go on a brave man road, where they have every chance of getting electrocuted or fall to their death. Can the company cover all these up in this modern world? Hence, I say that this movie is interesting, but it simply makes no sense. Good to watch if you have the spare cash.
Rate: 6.5/10

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


When under stress, a total unknown alien emerges. Where, have the old soul gone?

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Nodame Cantabile The Movie

Synopsis: Chiaki Shinichi wins a composition contest and becomes an orchestra conductor. Chiaki then goes with Frank to observe the orchestra and is astonished by their poor performance. It seems due to lack of funding the orchestra lost many of its members. Meanwhile, Nodame prepares for a graduation exam at her music school. She is happy that Chiaki has finally become a conductor and becomes even more enthusiastic when Chiaki asks her to play "Bolero" with the orchestra. [Source: Yahoo! Singapore Movies]
Following the tradition of the manga, Nodamae continues with her hilarious acting and sometimes non-sensible actions (she is a terrible cook). The pieces played by the orchestra in the movie were great, but too bad, the whole movie is split into 2 parts. Couldn't wait till the final version is out, where Nodame going to perform in the concert by not losing to her bf.
Rate: 7/10

Swensen new dish

Beef Stew is what the dish is called, going at around $15 a dish. Coupled with their 1 for 1 lunch treat promotion, this seems like a good catch. There is always a risk involved trying out the new dish of the outlet, and today, I wish I had try another dish instead. Overall, the meal is not that horrible, but I feel that there are better beef stew elsewhere. Given the small amount that they are serving, it seems not justifiable for the price I had paid. Besides, I feel the dish is a bit on the salty side and the beef chunks given in the stew is pathetic, with most of the contents making up of carrots and celery. I wish Swenson should just try and stick to serving its fish and chip!
Rate: 5/10

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Up in the Air

Synopsis: From the director of "Thank You For Smoking" and "Juno", Jason Reitman brings a fresh comedy surrounding a human resource administrator (George Clooney) whose life up in the friendly skies becomes his only world as he works to reach his one-millionth frequent flyer mile. He is a corporate downsizing expert whose cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and just after he's met the frequent-traveller woman of his dreams. [Source: Yahoo! Singapore Movies]
How will you fare, if most of your life is spent up in the air (alone), away from connecting with your friends or relatives? Can you survive? Probably not. This is a movie where the life of the main cast is turn upside down by a young graduate who introduces a creative method of firing people online. Forced to be grounded, he has to re-establish once lost relationship, and re-think the whole concept of human connection. Not a bad movie to watch if you have the time.
Rate: 6.5/10

Simply Indulgence

This is what you get when everything is cheap and good, and... the place is just a stone throw away.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Body Worlds - The Cycle of Life

Interesting exhibit that shows all the details down to the lowest level that make us human. Too bad, photography not allowed. It is ending soon, catch it before it is gone! Praise all the donors that sacrifice themselves to bring this exhibition a success.