Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Knight and Day

Synopsis: Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz star in the action-comedy "Knight & Day". During their glamorous and sometimes deadly adventure, nothing and no one - even the now fugitive couple - are what they seem. Amid shifting alliances and unexpected betrayals, they race across the globe, with their survival ultimately hinging on the battle of truth versus trust. [Source: Yahoo! Singapore Movies]
Typical concept of double crossing and justice seeking, the plot is just typical Hollywood style. The only good point is to watch Tom Crusie racing across the world whacking the hell out of the bad guys as if he is invincible. Cameron Diaz does provide some laughter in between though with her silly actions. In general, this action flick is pretty average, watch it only if you have the spare cash and time.
Rate: 6/10

Monday, June 28, 2010

Day of fun and relax

The day started at Vivo
with garlic bread as starters
pasta as main course
and of course BBQ chicken at just $15!
Watch 2 movies and end the day eating Maggie mee (which is not so nice).
I think I am getting fat. Time to start running next week. *oops*

Sunday, June 27, 2010

She's out of my League

Synopsis: Kirk, an average Joe, can't believe his luck. Though he's stuck in a seemingly dead-end job as an airport security agent, against all odds Molly, a successful and outrageously gorgeous babe falls for him. Kirk is stunned. So are his friends, his family and even his ex-girlfriend. Now he has to figure out how to make the relationship work, even though he's the first to admit - "She's Out of My League". [Source: Yahoo! Singapore Movies]
A cheap chick flick, it can really brighten you up and de-stress you with some non-sensible laughs. The show is about Kirk, low on self esteem and your average Joe (who only managed a scale of 5 out of 10 according to his friends), is about to have a girl (who is on a scale 10 out of 10) falling for him. Getting (sometimes not helpful) advices from his friends, he tries to make his relationship works, but most of the times, it ends up in disasters. It's enjoying to watch him end up in tight situation and trying to wiggle his way out of them. One bad point is the amount of swearing on the movie set. Well, the movie is NC-16 for a reason. Don't mind the plot though, it doesn't really make sense.
Rate: 6/10

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The A-team

Synopsis: American action adventure about a fictional group of ex-United States Army Special Forces who work as soldiers of fortune while being on the run from the military for a "crime they didn't commit". A group of Iraq War trying to take opportunities to clear their name with the U.S military from being committing a crime for which they were framed. [Source: Yahoo! Singapore Movies]
This movie is simply hilarious! Consisting of 4 former USA commando rangers, they can accomplish anything that seems impossible. Don't believe me? Well, say trying to steer a tank on parachute in mid-air by firing shots, evading the heat seeking missile by shutting off all flying engines, hijacking a personal by throwing him off building to be pick up by an airplane? The things they did are totally insane and out of the world, but nonetheless, effective. I totally laugh my heads off. A fantastic movie to catch, but too bad one of the cast is filmed as an air phobia air-borne soldier suffering from trauma from the Mexico mission, so have fun watching him getting knock out before boarding a plane every time and fall to the floor right in the face! *Ouch*
Rate: 7.5/10

The Karate Kid

Synopsis: 12-year-old Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) could've been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's (Taraji P. Henson) latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying and the feeling is mutual, but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. In the land of kung fu, Dre knows only a little karate, and Cheng puts the "karate kid" on the floor with ease. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), who is secretly a master of kung fu. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realises that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life. [Source: Yahoo! Singapore Movies]
Well, not so much a "Karate" to speak of in the movie, in fact, it is all about Chinese Kung Fu. Maybe, they should have re-named the movie title to "The Kung-fu Kid" instead. Well, the whole movie in general is pretty average. Jacky Chan is getting old, there is not so much of his usual flying, kicking and superman stuns like his old days. For the scenery wise, China does offer pretty spectacular natural views. It really makes you awe at the works of nature and God. In general, an ok movie to watch, but not a must.
Rate: 6/10

Thursday, June 17, 2010

In Memory, you live

The news came a little unexpected.
Every step I took to go home today seems a little heavy.....

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A journey of 65km

Overnight Cycling - From Woodlands to Yishun to Seletar to Jalan Kayu to Tampines to Pasir Ris to Changi and finally end at east coast! What is the gift to bring back? A hurting butt! lol.
The 40 people entourage
Pit stop - Jalan Kayu Prata!
well done mds~ =) Gogogo! =p

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Chicken Katsu Curry

Another cheap and good Japanese food from the Ichiban group. For this Chicken Katsu Curry, their fried chicken fillet is freshly made and serve piping hot. The meat itself is not over fried and still retain its tenderness. Serve together with a bowl of miso soup and 2 slices of orange to complete your meal, the price at $12.90 is quite a steal. In addition, I am also quite impressed by their service standard. Though the shop is packed to the brim, our orders came through quickly fast to cure our starving stomach. Good job!
Rate: 7/10

Monday, June 07, 2010

The GSS 2010

Yes, 1 week has already past. How much will you spend this year? The temptation begins.....