Monday, 8 February 2016

Movie Review: Long Long Time Ago《我们的故事》

Cast: Mark Lee, Aileen Tan, Wang Lei, Suhaimi Yusof 
Director: Jack Neo 
Genre: Period Comedy
Language: Hokkien and Malay with Mandarin, English and Malay Subtitles 
Release Date: 5 February 2016 
Distributor: Golden Village Pictures, Shaw, MM2 Entertainment

*Spoilers ahead*

Set in the 60's, we followed Zhao Di back to her kampung after being thrown out of her husband's home. In a era where boys are favoured over girls, returning home with three daughters in tow may not be a easy thing especially with a superstitious father "Fourth Uncle" (Wang Lei) and nosy neighbors.

She had to go on her knees to beg her father to allow her and her daughters to stay but went into labor while doing so.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

The Old Bukit Purmei Lor Mee Lost And Found! Reopened @ West Coast Drive!

By now, you might have already heard about the old Bukit Purmei Lor Mee reopening for business at Blk 501 West Coast Drive.

I was taken aback when I heard the news a year ago that the stall at Bukit Purmei had closed down due to Uncle Teo suffering from a heart attack. However, I am glad that he is back in action again after a year of recuperation.

The current hawker taking over his stall at Blk 109 Bukit Purmei (also selling Lor Mee) is in no way affiliated with him, as clarified on their FB page. I guess the clarification came about because some customers who did not know about the change of hands thought uncle's Lor Mee standard has dropped - quite drastically!

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

One Day Tour To Rustic Kluang, Johor, Malaysia

Wanton Mee RM 5

Last Saturday, I went on a one day trip to Kluang, Johor, Malaysia with my folks. The trip was organised by Dad's friend, the same uncle whom we went to Malacca with two years ago.

Just like the previous time, we dropped by Gelang Patah for breakfast. There were several coffeeshops here and we chose the one furthest away located under Hotel Linkway.

I ordered Wanton Mee but it was no where in sight after 20 minutes despite not being very crowded. I was just this close to beating up the hawker when I found out that his helper is serving those who ordered after me first. Well, I have a coach to catch and we only had 40 minutes for breakfast.

When my order finally came, what struck me first was the small bowl and its even smaller contents. Next would be the mee pok. Isn't Wanton Mee usually mee kia by default?

Nonetheless, the sauce coating the noodle is pleasant - the kind that I like, although the puny wantons and char siew are quite generic.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

In Memorium: David Bowie The Goblin King 1947 - 2016

David Bowie
8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016

David Bowie losses his battle with cancer two days ago.

I will not pretend that I am a very big fan of his or marvel what a musical genius he is. Sure, I have heard of his name but I know nothing about this man or the songs he sing.

The one thing I do know (apart from the fact he is a rock singer) is that he plays Jareth, the Goblin King from the movie "Labyrinth" which I never fail to watch whenever it airs on TV.

I loved that movie so much I once recorded it on VHS and now owns it on VCD (bought it from HMV  before it moves out of Singapore).

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Qianhu Fish Farm: Marine Exposition 2015

The SG Reef Club held a marine tank competition called the "Marine Exposition 2015" at Qianhu Fish Farm last week.

I have always been amazed by the beauty of marine tanks but I already have difficulty keeping freshwater fish alive as it is so I guess I had better save myself the heartbreak from the lose of livestock and money by admiring other aquarist's tanks instead.

I took the free shuttle bus to the farm from Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange as usual and the competition is right in front of the drop off point.

Friday, 4 December 2015

With Love From Snoopy, Charlie Brown And The Peanuts Gang Exhibition At The Singapore Philatelic Museum

This year marks the 65th anniversary of the debut of the Peanuts comic strip.

An animated movie - "Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie" - slated for release on December 10, is a long, overdue wait for enthusiastic fans of the Peanuts gang.

Aside from the movie, the Singapore Philatelic Museum is collaborating with 20th Century FOX, Blue Sky Studios and Charlie Brown Cafe to put together an exhibition showcasing stamp artworks, stamps and first day covers issued by Singapore, Portugal, Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, USA, Japan, Australia and Hong Kong.

Also on display are comic strips and collectibles on loan from private collectors, Charlie Brown Cafe, and Mint Museum of Toys.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Free Peanuts Figurines With McDonald's Happy Meal

McDonald's Singapore will be launching a set of 10 collectible toys from the animation, Snoopy And Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie this coming Thursday, 03 December 2015 at 11am.

The characters are:

01. Charlie Brown And Snoopy Bobble
02. Sally And Snoopy
03. Flying Ace
04. Linus
05. Spinning Snoopy
06. Ice Cleaning Woodstock
07. Lucy
08. Schroeder And Snoopy
09. Peppermint Patty
10. Charlie Brown

The toys come free with every purchase of a kid's Happy Meal.

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