Friday, May 4

[Singapore Drama Review] Code of Law S4


The 4th season of Code of Law will explore more hard - hitting and headline cases of brutal or heinous crimes that shocked Singapore. This season sees the return of familiar favourites like lawyers Jacob Fernandez, Stephanie Szeto and Sanjay Devaraj, along with Razali Hamzah, Nick Han and Audrey Soh from the police force. Each week, the team of investigators must race against time to solve crimes and bring the perpetrators to justice. The 11 - episode series will pack in captivating new characters and plot twists, including one of a serial killer, Derek Ho played by Desmond Tan. Derek Ho leads a double life. A suave and charming high - flying banker by day and by night, a murderer with an abnormal psychological gratification for killing. He is introduced to Stephanie and soon, the two are dating. Danger looms as their relationship develops.


Just finished watching this channel 5 series - Code of Law S4 on toggle. Honestly, I did not watch the previous season for it. Since mediacorp heavily publicised it on various media platforms, I decided to catch it. And true enough, it was commendable. This is definitely one of the shows that I would follow closely.

Particularly, I enjoyed the progression in each episodes, which led me to ponder and followed them closely. There are many intense and thrilling moments which hightened the show.

The finale had an unexpected twist but however, ended abruptly. I am sure to expect a sequel for this suspenseful film. Kudos to Desmond Tan acting capabilities. I guess it was probably his first time to play as a vicious psycho person and he did well!

You may wish to watch the series here

Ratings: 4.5 / 5

Sunday, April 15

[Movie Review] Ramen Teh 情牵拉面茶


Masato, a young Ramen chef, leaves his hometown in Japan to embark on a culinary journey to Singapore to find out the truth about his past. He uncovers a lot more than family secrets and delicious recipes.


Watched Ramen Teh 情牵拉面茶 with mummy at GV Paya Lebar yesterday evening. 

Personally, I thought that this film was simple with a focused story-line but somewhat, predictable. Initially, it may appear rather slow-paced but thankfully, the progression of each scenes gradually got better with a conducive plot. Its definitely more lively when Uncle Wee (Mark Lee) started to appear on screen. 

Though the highlight were particularly on those few characters, the story itself was still engaging. It educated viewers to let go of the grudges, learn to accept and forgive your loved ones. It also reminded me the importance of kinship and cherish them dearly.

If you are a avid food lover/food blogger, I believe you will relate and appreciate this film better. A heart-warming story filled with emotions and a taste of local flavour. 

Ratings: 3.5 / 5 

Friday, April 13

Escape Rooms in Singapore

A shout-out to game lovers, mystery solvers & puzzle breakers! Challange yourself & squeeze your brain juice today. Its time for you to be the main character in escape rooms in Singapore. If you don't already know, I've always been a fan of escape rooms because it was educational, exciting and most importantly, lots of fun! Through the experience, it helped you discover your team mates personality, strengths and weaknesses. Communication, involvement and teamwork definately plays a vital role - Escape Room Singapore. Enjoy! (:

Friday, April 6

[Toggle Originals] A Lonely Fish 寂寞鱼• 听见 Drama Review


Lan Jing Xuan (He Ying Ying), nicknamed ‘A Lonely Fish’ by her peers, is a socially awkward and introverted polytechnic student. As yet another argument breaks out between her parents while on the way home after Jing Xuan’s dance recital, the car swerves into a road intersection causing her parents’ death. Filled with hopelessness, Jing Xuan wants to end it all when Kai (Brian Ng), a doctor - in - training, stops her. Over time, as a romantic relationship between the two develops, she begins to increasingly hear strange sounds and voices, including those of her parents - leading her to believe that her parents are in an alternate dimension. Convinced that her parents’ death is more than meets the eye, follow Jing Xuan on her pursuit of truth in this 6 - episode romantic thriller, filled with unexpected twists and turns that will have you sitting at the edge of your seat.




Just finished watching A Lonely Fish 寂寞鱼• 听见 , which was shown only on Toggle.

Personally, I felt that the show was interesting and had a focused story-line. Though only a few characters are introduced, it was still engaging. It also triggered those good nostalgic memories during high school. At the same time, it reminded me on the importance of kinship. This film had an unexpected twist towards the finale which heightened the show. The hidden truth then began to piece up and enlighten viewers.

“If You Want To Walk Fast, Walk Alone. If You Want To Walk Far, Walk Together.”

You may wish to watch the entire series here.

Ratings: 4 / 5

Sunday, March 18

[Singapore-Thai Drama Review] Missing


Thirty years ago, Sean’s brother, Sam, went missing. Having since worked his way up and been commissioned as an Inspector in the CID’s Special Investigation Section, Sean gained access to narrow down his search to Bangkok, Thailand in hope of reuniting with his long - lost brother. On one such trip, Sean encounters Lynn, a jaded, self - serving tour leader who makes him out to be a pervert and child kidnapper, and gets him arrested. There they meet Aut, a high - flying, hot - shot Thai Inspector who seems to care more about his image than police work and, at the same time, is suspiciously familiar with the local gangs. Thus their lives collided and become intertwined, and what started as one man’s search for his brother, quickly turns into a dangerous foray into the underbelly of an international human trafficking syndicate.



Just finished watching this channel 5 series - Missing. Before the show started, mediacorp has heavily publicised this Singapore-Thai production. I decided to catch it because I'm always a fan of such genre. When I discovered that it was from wawa's production, I'm sure this would be good. And true enough, it was commendable.

Personally, I thought that the drama had a focused story-line. The progression in each episodes led me to ponder and followed them closely. There were touching, intense and thrilling moments which hightened the show. At the same time, it strongly reminded me the importance of kinship.

The finale had an unexpected twist and ended rather abruptly. I am expecting a sequel for sure. Kudos to Pierre png acting capabilities once again. A versatile actor indeed! Not to leave out, Rebecca Lim on her role as Lynn. Good job!

Ratings: 4.5 / 5

Monday, March 12

[Movie Review] Tomb Raider


Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared. From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures. 


Watched Tomb raider with Grace at filmgarde leisure park kallang! Personally, I thought that the story was rather direct and fast-paced. Also, there were many intense moments which kept me at the edge of the seat. A pity that the story lack depth as it focused more on the above-mentioned. Certain scenes appear rather vague and "too good to be true".

Though the twist of the plot may appear predictable, it was well-presented with those amazing fight scenes. In order for viewers to grasp the show better, you have to pay close attention to piece them together. With Daniel Wu's appearance, it definitely made this film an interesting piece.

If you are into thriller and action-packed movies, I guess you would adore this pretty much. 

Ratings: 3.25 / 5

Sunday, February 25

[Movie Review] The Commuter


In this action packed thriller, Liam Neeson plays an insurance salesman, Michael, on his daily commute home, which quickly becomes anything but routine. After being contacted by a mysterious stranger, Michael is forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on his train before the last stop. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, he realizes a deadly plan is unfolding and is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy. One that carries life and death stakes, for himself and his fellow passengers.


Watched The Commuter at Shaw lido earlier yesterday evening! This film was released last month, on 11 January. Since then, I've always wanted to catch it. Thankfully, there was still show-time available over at Shaw theatres.

Personally, I enjoyed this film as a whole package. It was well-crafted with a good story flow. It had many intense moments which certainly kept me at the edge of my seat. Not to miss out those action scenes that were nicely depicted. Overall, it was suspenseful and had an unexpected twist as though I'm watching a Japanese film. An engaging movie indeed.

If you adore such genre of film, do catch it on Shaw lido before it go off screen!

Ratings: 4.5 / 5

Saturday, February 24

[Singapore Movie Review] Wonderful! Liang Xi Mei The Movie 旺德福!梁细妹


Liang Xi Mei (Jack Neo) is finally back! Having retired, Liang Xi Mei spends her time looking after her two obedient grandsons. However, Liang Xi Mei still leads a colorful life thanks to her absent-minded BFF Guang Dong Po (Wang Lei), who frequently muddles things up, leaving Liang Xi Mei to resolve the mess; and Lion King (Henry Thia) who is now diagnosed with mild Alzheimer’s, causing confusion and frustrations for everyone. Robert (Mark Lee), Liang Xi Mei’s eldest son also adds to her woes. Robert is a dreamer who often schemes to get rich quick. This causes Liang Xi Mei to find him unreliable and puts all her hopes on her youngest son Albert (Benjamin Josiah Tan). Her favoritism stirs up jealousy within Robert, who vows to strike it rich to win back Liang Xi Mei’s approval.



Watched Wonderful! Liang Xi Mei The Movie 旺德福!梁细妹 with mum on 年初二. 

Though the trailer appear not too promising for me, we still decided to catch it, just to support Jack Neo's production during CNY.

Just as the title of the film, the story was about Liang Xi Mei 梁细妹. However,  it did not turn out as good as expected. The variety sitcom on television was way much better. The plot itself was weak without a rich content. As the story continues, it appear draggy and dull without much anticipation. It showcase more on public awareness and maybe Ribena advertisement?

Perhaps the only saving grace was when Richie Koh 许瑞奇 appear in those few scenes which brighten up the entire show. It was heart-warming and educated us the importance of kinship.

If you are expecting something similar to previous Jack Neo's films, I will suggest you skip this one.

Ratings: 2 / 5

Monday, February 19

[Movie Review] Maze Runner: The Death Cure


In the epic finale to the Maze Runner saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.


Watched Maze Runner: The Death Cure with Jiewei at GV paya lebar!

I have been looking forward to it after The Maze Runner and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials! I totally enjoyed this installment for its compact story that was wonderfully crafted. Also, it had a promising opening action sequel that was commendable.

The story flow and progression of its scenes were nicely presented. With that, it kept me engaged throughout the show. Not to forget, those intense and thrilling moment that kept me at the edge of the seat.

In order to grasp this particular film, remember to catch the 1st and 2nd instalment. I thought that the finale had a balance between happy and sad endings. It was definitely a good closure to the entire series though I hope there would be another sequel to it.

Ratings: 4.5 / 5

Thursday, January 18

[Media Invite] Guo Yan Banquest Dishes by Award-Winning Chef @ Imperial Feast

Imperial Feast Restaurant serves an extensive menu of delicious and authentic Chinese-Cantonese food, offering signature dishes such as Imperial Feast Herbal Chicken, Claypot Braised Sea Cucumber with Mushrooms, Fish Head Curry, Shark's  Fin Soup with Crab Meat, and many more. With a wide variety of food to choose from, there is bound to be something delightful for everyone.

An exquisite imperial feast, based on the finest banquet dishes traditionally reserved for hosting important politicians and foreign ambassadors. At Imperial Feast, traditional state banquet dishes are served at pocket-friendly prices for all to enjoy.

Imperial Feast Trio Appetizer Platter

This starter consists of crisp-fried prawn paste roll, savoury scallop with cheese, and
tender abalone uniquely paired with a dollop of wasabi.

Chrysanthemum Tofu Soup

A delicacy requiring many years of knife training experience to execute, this delicacy consists of silky tofu finely sliced into 3,600 strands to form the shape of a chrysanthemum, which sits in a bowl of chicken broth slow-simmered with 2 types of chicken for 8 hours.

Braised Pork Belly

For a finer and tender taste profile, Chef Wu has chosen to use Spanish Kurobuta Pork in his interpretation of this traditional dish!

Fried Cod Fish with Green Puree

A Guangdong dish with a western twist, the cod fish is baked first and then pan-fried (instead of steamed), and paired with a Western-style puree that is inspired by traditional Cantonese flavours.

Tobiko Egg White Fried Rice with Crab Meat and Scallop

Fried rice mixture of 4 different rice types, stir fried with scallops and crab meat topped off with crunchy gold dusted rice puffs and tobiko.

Double Boiled Peach Gum with Red Dates & Dried Longan

A nourishing & collagen booster traditional desert!

Promotion for Guo Yan
Opening Promotion: $88++ per pax, 1-for-1 promotion
4th January 2018 – 9th February 2018
Strictly by reservations only.

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