Friday, July 29, 2011

Birthday cum Farewell Lunch at Modesto

TGIF, weekend is round the corner, time for us to enjoy again. Attending classes had drained off lots of my energy and also missed out lots of exciting events -_-

To reward ourselves for a week of hardwork, we had a department lunch at Modesto which is located at Vivo City. This is my second time dining at this restaurant. See here for my first experience.

We were spoilt by the wide variety of pasta and pizza.

La insalate for appetizer.

As there were like quite a number of us – approximately 15. So we decided to order pasta and pizza and shared among ourselves.

Spaghetti Alla Carbonara where spaghetti with pork is mixed with egg yolk and parmesan cheese in cream sauce.

My favourite spaghetti of all, I always love spaghetti with cream sauce.

Linguine Alla Modesto – flat spaghettis served with fresh prawns, squid, clams, mussels and whole crab. Oops, we had almost finished the portion.

Yet another seafood spaghetti.

Salsiccia E Scamorza – Pork sausage pizza. This was recommended by the staff over there. Not too bad, love the crispiness of the thin crust pizza.

Today is Arlene’s birthday. A very happy birthday to you (:

Michelle gotten a banana cake for the birthday girl.

Today is also my last day work. So happy, finally I have time for a break. If you guys have any event or activity going on, remember to count me in (:

Aww, received quite a few presents today, you guys were so sweet ♥ Thanks for all the gifts and the lunch treat.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Dinner at Shin Kushiya

Met up with fellow bloggers for a dinner at Shin Kushiya which was located at far east square.

Shin Kushiya, best-known for its japanese charcoal grill.

Hmmm.. What was on the table?

TaTa, is the dozen of vouchers which they had gotten from the gastronomic feast. It was so nice of them to ask me out for this dinner (:

Appetizer – Carrot, cucumber and cabbage.

We ordered lots of food – Donburi, Tempura Mori and Menrui.

And also Kushiyaki which is recommended by the girls. I loved the tomato one, juice came flowing out upon the first bite. The bacon one was equally nice as well (:

Say cheese.


The people around us had all finished their meal and left the restaurant, we were still enjoying chatting away. We had endless topics to chat about. Lol, what do you think a group of bloggers will chat about???

While we were chatting, the guys surprised me with a cake. Omg, I’m totally din expect a cake. *shy*

It’s tofu cheesecake ♥

It’s not how big the celebration is that matters to me, but the thoughts that count ♥

I really appreciated it.

With Angie.

The girls – shuqing, Angie and Jessie ♥


With the great company.

With the guys – Hong Peng and William.

Guess how much our bill is and how much we pay for it?

Credits to William.

Wow, we din exceed the budget. I think everyone of us there have the potential to join the finance.

Ended my night with yummy-licious dinner with the great company. Once again, I will like to thanks you guys for the dinner (:
Arigato gozaimasu!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

TWISTED (撞鬼) Exclusive Screening

Right after the blog award, we made our way down to Shaw for the preview of the latest horror action comedy TWISTED (撞鬼) , starring local actor/comedian Mark Lee (李国煌), veteran actress Mimi Chu (朱咪咪), and Taiwanese singer/actor Linda Liao (廖语晴)!

Thanks Alvin for giving us a pair of tickets (:

Before the show start, there was a private event going on where we get to see the casts from the movie:

Group photos of the casts and the director of the film.

With Jessie.

And Hong Peng.

Is it karma, or just bad luck? 到底是人还是鬼比较可怕?


Synopsis:

The movie is actually made up of 3 stories. A story of individuals with fates interwined and their paths collided. A series of twisted events that is a study on cause and effect and how our actions affect the people around us. Somehow, ill-luck seems to transcend the characters.

See here for the official trailer:



The story revolves around a drug dealer who banged up a young girl, 4 cabin crews whose lives were turned upside down over a fateful night of drugs and booze, and a pair of con men who wants to turn over a new leaf.

Director: Chai Yee Wei

Starring: Mark Lee 李国煌, Zhu Mi Mi 朱咪咪, Linda Liao 廖语晴, Cavin Soh 苏智诚, Randall Tan 陈来翔, Candy Ice 林冰冰, Joey Leong 梁祖仪, Josh Lai 赖力豪, Tracy Lee 李美玲, Alvin Wong 王骏, Brendan Yuen 袁顺成

Released date: 28 July 2011

Genre: Horror/Comedy

Running time: 106 minutes

Rating: 3.5/5

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The casts visited our threatre to thank us for supporting the movie (:

Story 1:

Guan (starring Mark Lee) is a flashy, womanizing drug dealer. It was during one of his many flings that he’d knocked up Mimi (starring Candy Lim), who turned obsessive in getting his attention which led to a fatal end. Guan’s ruthless way unknowingly unleashed the devil in Mimi…

Really got a scare here. There was a part where I screamed out as I totally not prepared for it. Actually I’m not really a big fans of horror movie, especially watching in threatre because I will be easily scared by all the sound effect and sudden scenes. I still went for it because I wanted to support Singapore movie ♥



Over these few years, Singapore had filmed quite a few horror-comedy movies. Compared Twisted with the others, it can be considered one of the scariest one in Singapore. If you like horror movie, you can go for this. If you are like me who are scared of horror movie, not to worry, the comedy part will make you laugh your head off.

An example:

Mark Lee turning into a transformer using his car wheel. Wow, he looked pretty cool. I’m sure everyone will agree that there is the funniest part once you see the movie.

Shall not be a spoiler and tell you the details.

Story 2:

Through Guan, two horny cabin crew, Cavin and Randall (starring Cavin Soh, Randall Tan) got their hands on some drugs. Their game plan was to spike the drinks of their colleagues, Linda and Tracy (starring Linda Liao, Tracy Lee) during a night out at the club.

Anxious to get fresh of the girls, the eager duo stumbled upon a freak accident. The incident soon snowballed and led to a series of unfortunate happenings, bringing about a display of animalistic survival instinct.


This is the least scariest part of the 3 stories and quite exaggerating too. I like the part where Mark Lee was being interwined in the 3 stories, added some meaning to it.


Story 3:

Fa (starring Zhu Mimi) and her daughter, Yi Ning (starring Joey Leong) were victims of her abusive husband. Unable to tolerate the abuse and traumas, Fa killed her husband. The vengeful spirit of her husband swiftly possessed Yi Ning to create harvoc.

To save her daughter, she seeks the help of two mediums, who further complicate the issue.


I find that Zhu Mimi really act very well in her role. In the movie, she did not put any makeup which make her look quite scary. The 2 mediums were very funny, especially the part about the black dog blood which is used to chase away evil spirit. The use of hokkien also spice up the whole movie – the culture of Singapore film.


If you love horror-comedy film, be sure to catch TWISTED (撞鬼) from 28 July 2011 onwards.

Singapore Blog Awards @ Shanghai Dolly

The biggest blog event of the year, the Singapore Blog Awards 2011 is here. The event is organised by omy.sg, a bilingual news and interactive web portal by leading media group Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.

The Singapore Blog Awards 2011 consist of 10 main awards categories, 4 sponsored awards categories and 2 celebrity awards categories.

Are you excited for the result?

The event was held at Shanghai Dolly which is located near Clarke Quay. That was my first time patronizing the club.

We joined up the queue for registration. Spotted Janet at the booth.

And the theme for the day was: History Gets Social. Spotted quite a couple of people dressing in historical characters.

There was live performance going on upon entering the theatre hall. Everybody was enjoying themselves watching the performance ♥

Platters of finger food were being served in the event. They were yummy and delicious ♥

By 3pm, the club was already full of people. It was very happening inside. Saw lots of familiar faces everywhere we go. We had an enjoyable time catching up and snapping photos:

Deenise, Tracy, me and Jessie. Deenise was one of the finalists (:

With Sheron. We were sitting at the same table ♥

A photo of me. Didn’t register myself for any of the award category as I felt that my blog still need rooms for improvements. Shall enter the competition next year and be your potential competitor (:

Passing by the guys’ table to catch up with them:

With Hong Peng and Jessie. HP was one of the finalists from under the Best Social Media Integrated Blog.

With Andy aka the Daddy Blogger. He was so amusing, he brought his son’s bag along (:

The host of the event is 阿栋, Radio 1003 DJ (spotted at the right).

And the Guest-of-Honour was Major-General (NS) Chan Chun Sing, Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports and Minister of State for Information, Communications and the Arts.

Don’t be surprised, Minister reads blogs too. He even named a few of them. Socail media platforms like is really one of the ways where you could communicate with youngsters.

With Kaiyi at our seats.

With Jessie, the first pal I met for the day.

Another shot with Hong Peng.

With the pretty girls ♥

With William, he was one of the finalists too.

Darren was at the event too.

It’s time for a tiger. This is my first time trying tiger crystal. I must say it taste really better than the normal tiger beer.

With Lynn, a new friend made at the event.

With another sweetie, Claressa.

Shortly after that, they announced the result for the 4 sponsored awards categories and 2 celebrity awards categories:

HTC Most Popular Overseas Celebrity Blog/Microblog: S.H.E Hebe
HTC Most Popular Local Celebrity Blog/Microblog: Jeanette Aw
HTC Best Mobile Blog: Kevin Soh
Asus Best Tech Blog: Elaine Chua
Adonis Best Beauty Blog: Moonberry
DEAL.com.sg Best Shopping Blog: Darren Ang

Congratulations to all the winner (:


Before announcing the 10 main categories award winner, there was a short performance on historical characters prepared for us:

Sang Nila Utama, Cao Cao and Stamford Raffles came out too. Famous people from different eras present at Shanghai Dolly.

So the 3 guys went to find this pretty lady who made pizza. Guess what? This lady turned out to be Abigail – I first seen her on TV was in “Money not enough” movie. Wow, that was like more than 10 years ago. Anyway, the guys were accusing her of putting a pretty photo but she turned out not to be one of them. So she said she was using photoshop, everybody was using photoshop. Lol.

It’s indeed an entertaining performancs.


And here’s the release of the winners for the 10 main awards categories:


Best Family Blog: Daphne Ling
Best Social Media Integrated Blog: Eric Lim
Best Photography Blog: Jerome Lim 林坚源
Best Individual Blog: Ah Pou (阿宝)
Best Fashion Blog: Valyn Lim
Domino’s Best Food Blog: Zhou Yiwei
GYSB Best Lifestyle Blog: Lim Lai Ping Karen
Best Travel Blog: Ching Min Shen 陳明盛
Best WTH Blog: Peter Breitkreutz
Best Y Bloggist: Kirsten Han


For those who did not win, please do not be dishearted. Your efforts will be recognised one day (:


The party did not end here, there was a best dress award to be given out too: And here were the potential 5 gentlemen and ladies.

Yong Wei dressing up as Dick Lee.


And Steven Lee dressing up as Michael Jackson. His dance was so funny, indeed a great entertainer of the day.

Congratulations to Liang Po Po – Mint Leong who won the female best dress award and Alexander McQueen – Eric Lim who won the male best dress award.

We had come to an end of the event. I had a great time spent with the bloggers.

I declared SBA2011 a success ♥ See you next year.

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