Saturday, April 29, 2017

Movie Review: Shock Wave & Boss Baby

This week seemed like a week for movies, I have watched 2 movies in a week - Shock Wave and Boss Baby. Let me share with you the review for these 2 movies.

Tuesday 18/4/17

Headed down to VivoCity after work to watch the preview of the movie. Thanks CK and CF for asking me along for the movie.

Shock Wave 拆弹专家 (PG13: Violence)

Running time: 119 minutes

Synopsis:
 Cheung Choi-san (Andy Lau) is a senior inspector of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Bureau (EOD), a bomb disposal expert. 7 years ago, he went undercover and became the apprentice of Hung Kai-pang (Jiang Wu), a top wanted criminal specializing in bombs. During the operation, Hung manages to escape while his younger brother and allies were captured. To seek revenge for Cheung's betrayal, Hung comes back 7 years later and prepares to plant a series bombs in Hong Kong, which creates public panic, and lures Cheung out for action to unfold an ultimate plan for revenge.

Someone has to do the job, so Cheung wants to be that someone, to take on the job and protect everyone else. He is even willing to sacrifice himself to save the rest. His courage and righteous character is what I admire.

The movie also show the romance side of Cheung where he fall in love with a school teacher, Carmen, starred by Song Jia. They broke up eventually due to the dangerous nature of Cheung's work.

The thing that they feared happen. Cheung found Carmen in a car boot being tied up with a grenade held in her hands. Hung wanted Cheung to experience the helpless feeling he felt when they captured their brother. Now he is back for revenge against those participated in the operation 7 years ago.

Hung blocked the highway tunnel and exit and held hundreds of people as hostages with 1,000kg of C4 explosives being activated. He demanded the release of his brother from the prison and helicopter to get them out of Hong Kong.

With hostages, machine guns and bombs put all over the place, we can imagine how many lives are lost and how emotional the scene will be. It has heart wrenching and sorrow scene that drove me to tears.

Hong Kong's police film is always worth the watch. Head over to the cinema theatre to catch it now.

Rating: 4/5


Friday 21/4/17

Finally it's TGIF, weekend is here again. I welcome my weekend with a dinner and movie date.
We been wanting to watch Boss Baby since it started showing, but we couldn't find time to do so.

We decided to watch at Golden Village @ Plaza Singapura as I have a $10 capitaland voucher to utilize. After purchasing the ticket, we settled our dinner at The Manhattan FISH MARKET.

We have fish & chips for our dinner.
The dory fish was crispy on the outer and moist on the inner. The cheese and mayo sauce help to blend the oiliness of the fish so it did not leave much of a greasy feel after eating. Just nice for movie after our meal.

The Boss Baby is a hilariously story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family. With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family, 

Where on earth does a baby arrived in wearing a suit?
Yea, it's Boss Baby.

Soon after his bossy baby brother's arrival, 7 years old Tim discovered the weird actions of his brother.  A baby could talk and conduct babies meeting with the babies in their neighbourhood. Boss Baby is here for a mission to destroy the puppy's plan and save the babies from extinction.

To execute his plan, he needs the help from Tim. In order for Tim to help him, they make a deal.
Boss Baby will return back to Baby Corp (the company he is working for) after the mission and Tim will then become the only child back and enjoy his parents' attention.

From loggerheads to brothers, the pairs has bonded and get along well through the collaboration to accomplish the mission. The movie sends out a strong mission on family bonding. No matter how fierce we always fight with our siblings, during times of danger, the siblings love will automatically be displayed and we will protect each other with our lives.

It is a hilarious movie with happy ending. Suitable for family to watch.

Rating: 3.5/5

Monday, April 24, 2017

Singapore Zoo and River Safari 2016

It seems like a yearly affair to visit Singapore Zoo and River Safari. Singapore Zoo is one of the best rainforest zoo in the world.
I was here last year in July and this year I'm back again.

I took a train down to Choa Chu Kang. After which, cut through Lot 1 to their bus stop and wait for bus 927. It will take you to Singapore Zoo.

Learning lesson from my last visit, we went to 7 eleven at Lot 1 to purchase mineral water before heading to zoo. The stuffs sell at zoo is overpriced. We reached the zoo at 1 plus in the afternoon.

Malyan Tapir.

They are one of the 5 species of Tapir and Malayan Tapir can be easily identified by their black and white body.They are closely related to rhinos and horses. In fact, they are the only tapir species in Asia.

White Tiger.

Everytime I visit, the white tigers were usually sleeping. I guess afternoon is their nap time.
The white tiger habitat is landscaped to resemble a dense jungle clearing.

Caught these birds stood root on the ground and staring at us. So I did a naughty thing, I banged on the fence to test the reaction of them. Woot, they did jerk a bit.

Reached Great Rift Valley.
Treated to a view of the majestic mountains, rugged terrain and waterfalls of the Great Rift Valley in Ethiopia.

The lonely polar bear swimming in the pool.
It just kept swimming round and round, the same old spot, doing same old routine.

White rhinoceros.
They are the second largest land mammal after the elephant. They usually feed on short grasses.

Cheetah.
The big cats all love to sleep in the afternoon, just like the white tiger.
They are always sleeping whenever we visit.

Zebras.
Zebras are closely related to horses and donkeys.
Their black and white stripes work like camouflage, making it appear unattractive to smaller predators.

Giraffe.
We arrived at the Giraffe feeding time and saw some visitors feeding the Giraffe. They do have long tongue that will leave saliva on the visitor's hand.

One lonely Giraffe that didn't join the feeding.
Being tall and able to reach out to the leaves on the trees, Giraffe spends most of the day eating.

Even the leopard was sleeping too.
Leopard and cheetah looks so alike, I always have a hard time differentiating them.
How I differentiate is that Cheetah's spots is solid black.

The view from tropical crops.
It brought serene and peace to me. Taking a break from our busy lives and admiring such a view makes us appreciate the nature beauty more.

I love visiting the goats at Rainforest Kidzworld.
They are so many of them and they will come look for you when you feed them with leaves.

We went back to the polar bear habitat on our way out to enjoy the aircon.
And we discover the bear has come up from the pool for some sun tanning. A nice of the polar bear.

Since it's only 4pm and time was early, we headed over to River Safari since my friend has never been to River Safari.

The Mekong giant freshwater stingray and giant catfish, the world’s largest freshwater animal species.

Kai Kai just loved eating.
He seemed to be very happy eating the leaves.

With the pandas, so adorable.

They are one of the world’s most adored and protected rare animals. With only 1,600 giant pandas left in the wild, there is a need for wildlife protection and conservation.

Dropped by Mama Panda Kitchen for Panda Pau.
That's so called my lunch. The pau wasn't very fantastic but good for photo-taking.

It was a picturesque sight that I couldn't resist not taking photos when we passed by. 

Since I have took before the River Safari Cruise, decided not to take this time as there wasn't much things to see except for the green scenery.

We took the Amazon River Quest.
This wet and wild journey gave us an unique perspective on life along the mighty river.

Ended our River Safari tour and call it a day.

Happy birthday in advance to my buddy, hope you have an enjoyable day out to Zoo and River Safari. Hope you like this birthday outing.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sample Store Beauty Show x Beauty Keeper

So excited to attend Sample Store first ever Beauty Show.
It has been a long while since I last worked with Sample Store, so I took this opportunity to find out about their latest updates as well as catching up with the fellow girls.

Done preparing and ready to head out.

The beauty show was held at Carnivore Brazilian Churrascaria @The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. The stage was nicely set up with a clean background.

Upon arriving, we were being treated to a nice spread of lunch prepared by Carnivore Brazilian Churrascaria. 

It was a balance spread that consists of vegetables, meat and fruits.

Juscool sparkling passion fruit drink was placed on our chair. The drink was nice to go with our meal and really refreshing.

With Tracy.
We have a great time chatting and entertaining ourselves.

So nice to see Candy again, I haven't seen her for quite awhile.

As the time was still early, we went to check out the booths behind that showcased a variety of products that Beauty Keeper carries.

This Starsuki makeup set caught my attention with its sophisticated packaging.

The different designs of All-Belle's eyelashes.
The eyes are the windows of the mind, putting on the eyelashes will enhance the look of our eyes,

This rosy pink moisture dew is all 3-in-1  multi-purpose product. It can be used on our lips, aerola and even private parts. It helps to moisturise and add radiance.

Came across MD/AA Jiao skincare series, this balancing gel can help to remove oil and tighten enlarges pores.

Now it's the era of DD cream.
We have heard about BB cream and CC cream, it's time for the appearance of DD cream from Userism.

May the beauty show begins.
The beauty show was hosted by Hossan Leong. As he walked up the stage, he was singing 月亮代表我的心. 

There was also a meet and greet with the finalists from SING! China Season 2 Singapore Selections.

Congratulations to Marcus Lee, he is the second guy on the left.
He won the SING! China Season 2 Singapore and will be representing Singapore for the competition in China. All the best to Marcus.

3 finalists of SING! were chosen to stay on stage for a makeup demonstration by Candy Tong, makeup artist, 

Aaron was the first to begin, showing us how to treat our skin.

Candy started off with cleansing of face using MD/AA Jiao face cleanser.

After which, a beauty mask was placed on him for 15 minutes. 
The mask come in handy for people who want to look radiance in just 15 minutes time.

The second model was Mio.
Candy first performed a day makeup look on her using Starsuki makeup products and also Userism DD cream. After which, Candy enhanced the makeup look with a heavy eye makeup and red-pink lipstick to turn it into a night makeup look.

The third model is Kah Wei. 
Candy showed us how to remove makeup and prep our skin after makeup removal. One should always remove makeup at the end of the day before going to sleep. Having makeup on during sleep will irritate the skin and clog up the pores. Makeup can actually be removed using skin towel which I have gotten in my goodie bag. Will share about it later on.

The finalists were all being presented with a bag of Beauty Keeper products that keep them in tip top condition for their future competition.

Here's what I gotten in my goodie bag:
- Stamps from Sing!China Season 2
- Singapore Post notebook
- Pouch
- Anion Skin Towel (reviewed in last post)
- Taiwan Aboriginal Series-B facial mask
- Phytopia SlimWay Synergy 

Taiwan Aboriginal Series-B facial mask

Look at these lovely packaging of facial mask from Taiwan Aboriginal Series-B. Each packet looked so interesting and unique. It has the authentic local culture print on it, allowing us to experience the indigenous people in Taiwan.

The soapberry and bird nest fern facial mask has a moisturizing function that makes our skin look lighter and brighter.

My skin feel soft after use and definitely brighter. I going to save this and use it just before important functions.

Phytopia SlimWay Synergy

Having a slim body is every girl's dream as it boosts our confidence without worrying to show off our skin.

Phytopia helps to slim our body shape with noticeable improvement in a month. Just apply 10-20 drops on our body (avoid genital area) that want to be tone. It can be apply around stomach area 30 minutes before meal.

I have just started using this, will share my result in a month time.

Are you interested in finding out what Beauty Keeper are offering?

For more information, please visit http://beauty-keeper.com/

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