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 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Italy Day 4 - Pisa

11 Jun - The leaning tower of Pisa, known worldwide for its leaning tower, is another "must go" destination on our Italy travel list. We took a train early in the morning from Florence and arrived at the hot and sunny Pisa around 10am. Wasting no time, we went on to start taking photos and retrieve our tickets for the climb up the tower of Pisa.

 Piazza dei Miracoli - another UNESCO World Heritage Site

The leaning tower of Pisa 

View of the city of Pisa from the top of tower 

As time is short, we could not stay long at Pisa and have to depart the city after we had our lunch. Our next train brought us to our final destination of our Europe holiday trip - Venice.

Venice with its canal and the setting sun 

Rialto Bridge

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Italy Day 3 - Florence

10 Jun - Florence is a beautiful city rich in culture. In here, you will find the Uffizi Museum holding a large collections of paintings and sculptures collected by the House of Medici since 1500s. It is also in this city where the famous David sculpture completed by Michelangelo now resides in the Academy of Florence. Overall feeling, soak in the rich Italian culture and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

The sculpture of David 

Bird's eye view of the city of Florence

Unique way of creating more space out of an ancient bridge

Fountain of Neptune

Fantastic Four

Synopsis: FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical forms in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. [Source: Golden Village]

It is back to the beginning for the Fantastic Four as the Marvel tries to create another Blockbuster money-generating machine from its list of superheros. For this round, there is not much of drama, except to show how these 4 friends came to terms with the super power they wield and use them to help save the world. Most of the fighting are done in CGI, which was not something out of the extraordinary. Overall, an average movie to catch if you have time to spare.

Rate: 6.5/10

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Synopsis: Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an international rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF. [Source: Golden Village]

I don't know why but it feels to me that the action packed scenes in this episode are somehow less intense. Though it is still awesome to watch how the main lead goes about completing these seemingly impossible missions, however, with the expectation bar raised from previous movies, audiences will demand more. Nonetheless, soak in the beautiful scenes from around the world. An acceptable movie to catch for the weekend.

Rate: 6.5/10

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Europe Trip 2015 - TGIS

An awesome short video made by Jelmer showcasing the highlights of our Europe Trip (Minus Switzerland). Thanks Jel =)

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Italy Day 2 - Vatican City

09 Jun - Vatican City by itself is unique in many ways. Besides being the smallest internationally recognized independent state in the world by both area and population, it is by itself a walled enclave with the city of Rome. In addition, it also contains many well-known cultural sites such as St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums. To start the day, we headed straight to the Vatican Museum which was linked to the Sistine Chapel.

New way of crowd control in Vatican Museum - Make the tourist walked up the winding steps

St. Peter's Basilica 

A leisure stroll along the river bank in the late afternoon  

Rome - A city of many sculptures 


Another beautiful sunset to end the day

Monday, August 03, 2015

Italy Day 1 - Rome

08 Jun - Ciao~ Welcome to the land of Italia. By the time our flight landed in Rome, it was already past afternoon. Wasting no time, we immediately proceed to our hotel, deposited our luggage and off we go to visit the Colosseum. Too bad, parts of it is currently under restoration works.

 The Colosseum

Basilica de Santa

The arena in the Colosseum

After visiting the Colosseum, we proceeded on to the Trevi Fountain. On the way, we past by the Vittorio Emanuele II monument, which was a gigantic sculpture made of white marble. I must say it was rather impressive. Again, luck was not our side as the Trevi Fountain is closed for restoration works and we have to miss its splendor. 

 Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II

Trevi Fountain 

Spanish Steps

Finally, we ended the day resting at the Spanish Steps, enjoying each other company while chatting before we head back to our hotel to rest our tired souls