Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Leong Yeow Famous Waterloo Street Chicken Rice.

It probably the best chicken rice in town. It has always been my prefer choice if i am craving for a good fix of chicken rice in this area. This has been a part of my memories, the familiar taste brought upon remembrances of the good old times.
I used to be at this coffee shop a few times per week when i worked in this area. And, there was a coffee boy that always served the canned Sasi to my table every time i was there.
Did you see someone familiar in the picture? If you are a supporter of Worker Party then you would have the answer.

261 Waterloo Street #01-29 Waterloo Centre SINGAPORE 180261
Operating Hours: 10:30 am to 20: 30 pm (daily)

Monday, October 31, 2011


A special thanks to omy blog club for the invitation to preview TOWER HEIST at The Cathay on 
1 November 2011 (Tuesday).

Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy lead an all-star cast in Tower Heist, a comedy caper about working stiffs who seek revenge on the Wall Street swindler who stiffed them.  After the workers at a luxury Central Park condominium discover the penthouse billionaire has stolen their retirement, they plot the ultimate revenge: a heist to reclaim what he took from them. 

Queens native Josh Kovacs (Stiller) has managed one of the most luxurious and well-secured residences in New York City for more than a decade.  Under his watchful eye, nothing goes undetected.  In the swankiest unit atop Josh’s building, Wall Street titan Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda) is under house arrest after being caught stealing two billion from his investors.  The hardest hit among those he defrauded?  The tower staffers whose pensions he was entrusted to manage. 

With only days before Arthur gets away with the perfect crime, Josh’s crew turns to petty crook Slide (Murphy) to plan the nearly impossible…to steal what they are sure is hidden in Arthur’s guarded condo.  Though amateurs, these rookie thieves know the building better than anyone.  Turns out they’ve been casing the place for years, they just didn’t know it.

Josh Kovaks - Ben Stiller 
Slide - Eddie Murphy 
Charlie - Casey Affleck 
Arthur Shaw - Alan Alda 
Mr. Fitzhugh - Matthew Broderick
Lester - Stephen McKinley Henderson 
Mr. Simon - Judd Hirsh 
Special Agent Claire Denham - Tea Leoni 
Enrique Dev'Reaux - Michael Pena 
Odessa - Gabourey Sidibe 
Miss Iovenko - Nina Arianda

It is an old-fashioned comedy caper about few of the hardworking individuals after realising the Wall Street titan Arthur Shaw staying at the Tower's Penthouse has stolen their pension fund hence plotted an ultimate revenge plan to steal back the millions supposedly theirs.
Ben Stiller plays Josh Kovacs, the building manager that turned mastermind after being sacked by the management for smashing the 1963 Farrari. He decided to gather few of his co-workers to assemble a team with the help of a a petty crook acted by Eddie Murphy.  The team managed to bring Shaw to justice with the help of the FBI agent (Tea Leoni).

There's amazing chemistry working between Ben Stiller and the rest that helped to bring forth some of the funniest exchanges and anchored the entire movie somewhat.
Eddie Murphy played the criminal that recruited to help in the heist but later, blinded by the greed of wanting those cash all by himself. He attempted to betray the team but unsuccessful. He forced to rejoin the team and to help successfully carried out their revenge plan.
It's rather entertaining though i have expected it to be better. Just come, enjoy the movie and have a good laugh.
Apparently, she is my favorite character. She is a safe-cracking expert named Odessa, played by Gabourey Sidibe. Gutsy, dominative and smart in a cute way. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


触动的是那一份失落的,或许有一些些退色的拥抱着青春的梦想。你和我,都曾经在生命中有过那一部份。也许,生活太过累了,使我们下意识都不记得了,但在观看了这一电影,不禁然感动。在Twentieth Century Fox Singapore邀请下,我庆幸有这一份的荣幸在这一部电影献映抢先看了。


我也曾年轻过,我也曾深深地, 纯纯地爱过一位男孩。我不禁然地在此刻想起了那一首遗忘了许久的‘为何梦见他?’

Monday, April 4, 2011


Selected by Twentieth Century Fox Singapore to preview the movie on 4 April 2011 (Monday) at The Cathay.  

Director: Carlos Saldana
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jessie Eisenberg, Jemaine Clement
Rating: PG
Time: 96 minutes

From the markers of 'Ice Age' promises plenty. But Rio is a little disappointing, it has not got the charm of the Ice Age, but still, it is a witty one.

It has gotten some good voice casting like Jesse Eisenberg as Blu, Anne Hathaway as Jewel and Jemaine Clement as Nigel. Blu is a rare parrot, in fact there is only one more of his species in the other part of the world. Blu is taken to Brazil to meet the other rare pilot, but he ended up being kidnapped, and the adventure started from there. 

A delicious bowl of dry Mee Sua!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

FLOR Pâtisserie

FLOR Pâtisserie is a Japanese-styled patisserie serving authentic Japanese inspired French pastry. 

In a tartlette of an almond cookie and FLOR's signature cream cheese filling, there is a flurry of tastes and textures; featured most prominently is the melt-in-your-mouth lightly salted cream cheese filling, followed by the incredibly fragrant crunch of the almond cookie. Swirled with FLOR's own homemade bittersweet caramel.

I absolutely love this, it tasted really nice when chilled, i love the distinctive cheese taste, and the based is still crunchy and not soggy which i thought it might be. 

Using traditional French method of aeration which does not use any chemical leavening, Chef Yamashita creates his signature strawberry shortcake, which consists of naturally soft sponge cake, fresh strawberries and luscious cream. 

Nice creamy taste, it tasted better than the average cakes, definitely one of the better choice.

Dark chocolate sponge alternately layered with thick chocolate ganache, covered in rich chocolate glaze and topped with fresh berries. 

One of the nicest chocolate cake that i ever eaten, it is really chocolaty, nice and fragrant, what more can i ask? this is heaven, isn't it?

Named after the famous mountain in Nara, the Wakakusayama is smooth Kyoto-uji matcha cream pipped onto a swiss roll of honey-infused green tea roll and FLOR's own red bean cream.

This is my favorite. I love the distinctive light green tea taste, and i love the red bean cream, love the texture.

The tradition Napoleon, made with Chef's signature puff pastry, the strawberry version. 

Love the puff pastry, and love the cream with the pieces of strawberries. 

FLOR Pâtisserie
2 Duxton Hill #01-01 Singapore 089588

Friday, March 25, 2011

Uniquely german experience at Paulaner Bräuhaus Singapore

First visit to Paulaner Bräuhaus with anticipation.

The interior is rather german exclusive.

We are here to try out their exclusive lunch menu.

I have always wanted to try the german beer but lunch is a little too early to get drunk so not too appropriate.

The coke is free flow with the order of set lunch.

They do have daily lunch specials but only from Monday to Friday, 12.00 pm to 2.30 pm. We decided to go for Breaded Pork Schnitzel 'Vienna' Style. The pork chop was a little too tough, it required a certain technique to cut it so the breaded layer would not break away from the meat.

We tried Paulaner's Lunch Special Mix, we got 4 different kinds of sausages on sauteed potatoes. The potatoes were soft and rather tasty, love the bacon bits. The sausages were pretty good too.

Paulaner Bräuhaus Singapore
9 Raffles Boulevard #01-01 Time Square @ Millenia Walk Singapore 039596

Monday, March 21, 2011

PREVIEW: Morning Glory

A special thanks to omy blog club for the invitation to preview Morning Glory at The Cathay on 21 March 2011 (Monday) at 7pm.
Paramount Pictures Presents

Executive Producers Sherryl Clark . Guy Riedel
  • Produced by J. J. Abrams . Bryan Burk
  • Written by Aline Brosh McKenna
Directed by Roger Michell

  • Starring: Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Patrick Wilson, Jeff Goldblum
  • Synopsis: From director Roger Michell ("Notting Hill," "Venus"), producer J.J. Abrams ("Felicity," "Alias," "Lost," "Star Trek"), and writer Aline Brosh McKenna ("The Devil Wears Prada," "27 Dresses"), comes "Morning Glory," a new romantic comedy set in the hilarious and dysfunctional world of morning television.  Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton star along with Patrick Wilson and Jeff Goldblum.

  • When hard-working TV producer Becky Fuller (McAdams) is fired from a local news program, her career begins to look as bleak as her hapless love life. Stumbling into a job at "Daybreak" (the last-place national morning news show), Becky decides to revitalize the show by bringing on legendary TV anchor Mike Pomeroy (Ford).  Unfortunately, Pomeroy refuses to cover morning show staples like celebrity gossip, weather, fashion and crafts – let alone work with his new co-host, Colleen Peck (Keaton), a former beauty queen and longtime morning show personality who is more than happy covering morning "news." As Mike and Colleen clash, first behind the scenes and then on the air, Becky's blossoming love affair with fellow producer, Adam Bennett (Wilson) begins to unravel –and soon Becky is struggling to save her relationship, her reputation, her job and ultimately, the show itself.
The movie was directed by Roger Michell, the same director for Notting Hill and written by Aline Brosh McKenna that wrote 'The Devil Wears Prada'. There is a certain similarity spotted between both stories.

A very good movie, one of the better so far for this year. I am a big fan of Indiana Jones thus i am a big fan of Harrison Ford, and he is the main reason gotten me wanting to watch this movie. The very different Harrison Ford from Indiana Jones can be quite a surprise, but if you do watch him on various talk shows then the level of surprising is not quite. Somehow, it is a transformation for Harrison Ford from Indiana Jones to Mike Pomeroy.

The on screen chemistry between Harrison Ford, Rachel McAdams and Diane is truly magical. Rachel McAdams definitely did a great job played Becky Fuller but i feel, the anchor of the movie is still Harrison Ford, and if without him, the effect might not be quite the same. McAdams gives the role plenty of pluck but she does not seemed to have the natural comic charms the role required.

And, Diane Keaton suited the character of Colleen Peck, she brought the charm of a TV host is expect to have with her charming smile.
One of the scenes that i like, it got me to shed a little tear but i felt the happiness in my heart.
This movie is about how people do their jobs, live their lives and how they love their works which i can really empathized. The movie has a certain charm and a light-footed smartness which i appreciate.

The script and direction are a little predictable but it is still have its appealing factors.  The ending is a joyful one that brought a smile to my face.

And now, watch the trailer. Enjoy!
“Morning Glory” is a Paramount Pictures release

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Cold Stone Creamery Singapore

First experience at Cold Stone Creamery Singapore was a disappointing one.

I was attended by Amiz. After telling him i wanted to order 'Berry Berry Good',  he went off too quickly without asking me on the size that i want, he started making the ice cream and then he put it in the 'like it' cup. 

I was disturbed then i asked why did not he ask me on the size that i want, or whether i want it in a cup or a waffle cup. And, how can he assumed that i want a 'like it' size without me mentioning it and he asking me? 

Someone by the name of Mark stepped in, he offered to change it. I accepted it. He sorted it out well, so i guess i should not be complaining it. But first impression is always important. 

I was excited but later it turned to be disappointment, and it indirectly spoiled my day.

I got an extra big waffle cup and extra big ball of ice cream. But the berries especially the strawberries tasted sour. I did not quite enjoy it. 

Coffer Lover, this is definitely nicer than the 'Berry Berry Good'. But, the ice cream melted too fast, and it definitely not a good thing. Those that we had in Taiwan were a little firmer and it took a longer time to melt. You might be thinking it has something gotta do with the hot weather in Singapore, but today happened to be a rainy day, and it was quite a heavy rain, so how hot the weather can it be?
I thought it might have something to do with their technique, i did observe that the staffs were not too professional when they were doing it. Perhaps more practices would make perfect but they are definitely not quite there yet.

The difference in size is rather distinctive, does that mean their standard is inconsistent? Other one is definitely so much smaller in size, and the melting ice cream is a definite turn off.

I have another set of discount vouchers for 20 March 2011, but i doubt i am going back there so soon. I do not wish to be disappointed again and most importantly, i do not want my day to be spoiled.

And, if you thought of visiting Cold Stone Creamery Singapore soon, you might want to consider to hold back a little, the staff are not quite well trained yet. They did not mix the ice cream well, certain part of the ice cream was just plain vanilla, and some of the berries were still rather chunky. But if you do not have prior experience for comparison then you might find it acceptable.

There is definitely room for improvement for their customer service. When we last had it in Taiwan, we did not order any drink, while we were eating it, a nice waitress actually went around with few plastic cups of ice water and served to those that did not order drink.

Maybe, the Cold Stone Creamery Singapore here might want to consider providing such value add service that would help to bring its customer service to a higher level. Honestly, i do not expect much of customer service in Singapore. 

'Got to have it' is $9.90 and the Waffle Cup is $1.00.

The waffle cup is nicely made, and it definitely worth the extra dollar.

Cold Stone Creamery Singapore
181 Orchard Central #01-09/10 Singapore 238896
Opening Hours: 11 am to 11 pm

Friday, March 18, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Home is?

Home is Singapore, my Country; where my heart is truly belongs, together with my memories of the past shared and my hopes for the future. This is the Home where my story begins, happy and contented, with my friends and family, loved and to be loved.