Somewhere beyond the sea – Now we have to join in the adventures to find Dory….
Watched Ip Man 3《葉問3》in cinema recently. Featuring casts – Donnie Yen 甄子丹 as Ip Man, Lynn Hung 熊黛林 as wife of Ip Man, Max Zhang Jin 张晋(husband of Ada Choi Siu Fun蔡少芬), Patrick Tam Yiu Man 谭耀文 and renowned boxer champion Mike Tyson.
《葉問3》先行預告 Ip Man 3 Teaser Trailer
Ip Man 3 Making of (Action)
If you enjoy martial arts and fighting scenes, you will enjoy this movie as it showcases Wing Chun 咏春拳, a form of Chinese Martial Arts which is quite popular in Hong Kong. Muk Yan Jong 木人樁(Wooden Dummy is frequently featured in this movie.
For this action packed movie, it focuses on the moves and the grooves. I would say that Patrick Tam’s imaging for the hooligan was well done. Lynn Hung looked more elegant in her qipao compared to the previous installment of Ip Man 1 & Ip Man 2.
It also showcases the emotional side of Ip Man with his wife and his younger son Ip Ching and jealousy of Cheung Tin Chi who thinks his Wing Chun is authentic compared to Ip Man’s Wing Chun.
Do watch if you like Martial arts.
Christmas time is coming very soon in a few days time. Have you even thought of what to prepare for the Christmas feast? Hmmm – Let Panasonic Cooking – give you some wonderful ideas of what you can prepare for Christmas feast.
Thank you Omy.sg and Panasonic Singapore for the invitation for this Christmas cooking workshop.
Mdm Theresa Wong (above) has a lot of cooking experience and she taught a lot of tips on how to manage cooking dishes while using Panasonic applicances.
Recipe: Glutinous Rice with Chinese Sausage and Mushroom (credit to Panasonic Singapore)
Add some oil to fry the scallops using Panasonic Microwave Oven – End product and add to the glutinous rice for the crispy taste.
300g white glutinous rice
40g dried prawns
3 dried mushrooms (soaked, shredded)
1 Chinese sausage (sliced, microwave for 30secs)
3 shallots (sliced)
1 knob ginger (sliced)
1 stalk Chinese parsley (cut)
2 tbsp oil Sauce
1 tsp pepper
½ tsp sugar
¾ tsp salt
1 tsp light soya sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
½ tsp dark soya sauce
1 tbsp shallot
1. Soaked glutinous rice with 2 cups water for 2-3 hrs.
2. Cook shallot with 2 tbsp oil on High power in a microwave oven for about 3 mins, till golden brown, uncovered. (Stir-in-between)
3. Cook dried prawns on High power for 1 min, next add 1 tbsp shallot oil and cook for another 1-1½ mins, uncovered (using microwave oven to cook)
4. Cook glutinous rice, Chinese sausage, mushroom, dried prawns, ginger, sauce and some golden brown shallot together with water, set to delicious mode, next press start. ( stir-in-between cooking time)
5. When ready, stir in Chinese parsley and golden brown shallot.
Note: Best cook in Panasonic rice cooker SR-HB-184 (shown below)
Recipe: Black Pepper Roasted Chicken with Stuffing (credit to Panasonic Singapore)
Hmmm…. Buying a Turkey is too expensive and a hassle to prepare it. Well you can consider Roasted Chicken instead. Cheaper and value for money.
The Chicken has to be marinated 1 day before roasting. This is to ensure great taste for the chicken.
1.4 kg chicken
1 ¾ tsp salt
1½ tbsp black pepper
½ tsp sugar
1 tsp dark soya sauce
1 tsp light soya sauce
2 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp ginger juice (need to grate the ginger slices to get the ginger juice)
Honey (use for glazing)
Some oil and sesame oil for brushing
1. Wash chicken, pierce skin, pat dry with kitchen towel.
2. Seasoned chicken with above ingredients for at least 2 hrs. or overnight.
3. Stuff chicken with cooked glutinous rice (you can use the recipe for the glutinous rice and used it as the stuffing). Use toothpicks to seal the area to prevent the stuffing from coming out.
4. Brushed chicken with oil, place on rack so as to allow the underside to brown, set to roast chicken pad, next key in weight of chicken, next press start pad. (Turn over at ½ time)
5. When ready, glaze with honey.
Note: Best roasted in Panasonic microwave steam oven.
Recipe: STEAMED CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE GANACHE (credit to Panasonic Singapore and Diana Gale)
I never heard people used steam from an oven for making a chocolate cake. This sounded interesting. This Recipe inspired by Diana Gale (http://thedomesticgoddesswannabe.com/), winner of Singapore Blog Awards Best Cooking Blog 2014 and 2015
180g butter (room temperature)
180g castor sugar
200g full cream evaporated milk
2 eggs (beaten with fork)
100g plain flour
50g cocoa powder
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp vanillin (Vanilla powder)
2 tbsp rum (optional)
8” round removable cake tin lined with baking paper (or springform cake tin)
For the ganache:
200g semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Place butter, sugar and milk in a casserole, cook on medium power for 5 mins, stir-in-between. Stir and leave to cool for about 10-13 mins.
2. Add beaten eggs and rum into the butter mixture.
3. Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and vanillin into a large mixing bowl.
4. Pour butter mixture into the dry ingredients.
5. Stir until the mixture is well mixed.
6. Pour mixture into a lined baking tin.
7. Lift the baking tin about 10cm off the table top and drop it onto the table top to remove the larger bubbles. Repeat twice more.
8. Set to steam mode # 2 for 55 mins or until an inserted skewer emerges cleanly.
9. Cool cake completely in the baking tin before removing.
10. To make the chocolate ganache, heat milk in a medium casserole on high power for 50 secs. (Heat in microwave oven)
11. Stir in chocolate chips, cook on high power 2 ½ mins., stir-in-between.
12. Stir chocolate mixture till smooth and well mix, pour over cake and spread with spatula to cover the whole cake.
13. Chill the cake before serving.
Note: Best steamed in Panasonic steamed microwave oven NN-CS894
Have to set the timer twice as the programme only allows steaming cake up to 30minutes and add water to allow Panansonic oven to provide the steam for the cake.
After 55 minutes of steaming. Time to cool down and prepare for the chocolate coating for the steam cake.
Panasonic Microwave oven (shown below) is used for melting of chocolate chips for the coating.
Then use the molten chocolate to coat the cake.
Add some nuts for decoration. And it’s ready for eating…
Recipe: Cinnamon Bun
Making the dough using Panasonic Bread maker
You Can add yeast at its separate compartment.
Kneeling process with Panasonic Breadmaker (with the blade for kneeling)
Remove the blade from the bread maker and then Kneeling the dough before adding the ingredients
Adding cinnamon powder, banana slices and chocolate chips on the dough. Before rolling the dough up and cut into 4 pieces before resuming the baking of cinnamon bun.
Time to cut and eat. I could take the crust and the cinnamon powder on the bun.
You can add chocolate chips and banana or other suitable ingredients to make it more attractive.
Recipe: Sesame Paste Dressing
Will need Panasonic Blender to do the job. Add Apple cider and cold water and mix well.
Easy to do right? I could taste the roasted sesame from the dressing.
I am being introduced to Panasonic Veggie Life during the cooking workshop.
Here’s the introduction of Panasonic Veggie Life commercial featuring Left Profile Artiste – Pornsak.
Veggie Life products are freshly grown and packed in Panasonic Singapore Factory. Veggie Life has to be consumed within a week. If you do not intend to eat it immediately, it is better to store it in the refrigerator.
There are 3 different types of Veggie Life Products – namely Nourish Mix, Anti-Oxidant Mix and Vibrant Mix.
I got to sample 3 different types of Veggie Life mixed with sesame paste dressing.
Vibrant mix is one of my favourite.
It is Time to get my hands busy and dirty for my Christmas feast preparation with these wonderful tips. Time management is very important as we do not wish to waste so much time (more than 6 hours) to cook a few dishes. I even spent 1 hour cooking jelly for Christmas despite it is one of the more simpler dishes.
To everybody: Merry Christmas and a Happy new year
Trick Eye is short for ‘Trick of the eye’, which refers to an art technique that turns two-dimensional paintings into three-dimensional images through the use of optical illusions. With that, 2D paintings on the museum walls, floors and ceilings appear to pop out of the surface and come to life. Visitors are more than welcome to explore the various themed galleries with their eyes, hands and even cameras. Step inside the paintings to complete a visual narrative with your creative poses, and watch a “tricky” story unfold before your camera. At Trick Eye Museum, you’ll be creating unforgettable memories with friends and family amid fun and laughter, with a dash of educational and cultural enrichment.
As a visitor, I will suggest that you should unleash your creativity and pose as many pictures to create special effects. Do enjoy yourself while taking pictures at Trick Eye Museum.
There are a few different theme zones in Trick Eye Museum Singapore. Namely – Unveil the mystery, Re-ignite the ‘Excitement’, Overcome the ‘Supernatural’, Immerse into a Fairy Tale romance, Escape into Fantasy and Explore a Trick World.
Here’s some of the photos taken at Trick Eye Museum Singapore.
Theme : Unveil the mystery
- Sunny afternoon on an island
2. Centaur Chariot
3. Parisian Street on a rainy day
4. Circus area
5. Starry Night (based on 1 of the famous paintings from Van Gogh)
6.Scream… (also based on 1 of the famous paintings from Van Gogh)
7. I took a photo With Mona Lisa
8. Bin area
Zone: Re-ignite the ‘Excitement’
- Ice Cliff Climbing
2. Bamboo scene with Panda
3. Prison (this is part of the picture as the dinosaur was excluded from the background)
Theme: Overcome the ‘Supernatural’
- Elephant ride
2. Part of the Skull Garden
Theme: IMMERSE INTO A ‘FAIRY-TALE’ ROMANCE
- Motorcycle with Mr Wolf
2. Teddy Bear
Theme: ESCAPE INTO ‘FANTASY’
Some of the pictures are based on Alice in the Wonderland.
2. Flower Ball
3. Pegasus ride
5. Me on a Lily Pad
6. On a scary plank
7. Helpers carrying me
Theme: EXPLORE THE ‘TRICK WORLD’
2. Merlion Boat
3. Small vs big (you can see the effect if 2 people are featured in the photo) I know I am not that short, however I look short and small here.
4. Change of head location
Of course, there are some more images that you can enjoy posing with as well despite I did not post on my blog.
Mon-Sun: 10am – 9pm
Last Admission: 8pm
- Ticket Pricing (updated on Dec 2015) – $25 for adults, $20 for Senior Citizens 60 years and above, and Children between 4 to 12 years old
- Location: Resorts World Sentosa 26 Sentosa Gateway #01-43/44 Singapore 098138
- You can take a walk from Sentosa Boardwalk from Vivocity to Trick Eye Museum Singapore (nearer than taking Sentosa Express) or take Sentosa Express from Vivocity, alight at Waterfront Station and walk to Trick Eye Museum Singapore
- Website: http://trickeye.com/singapore/
There are 5 other Trick Eye Museum locations in Asia (as updated on Dec 2015) – Seoul, Busan, Jeju Island – South Korea, Hong Kong – China and Jinan, China. Exhibits may varies from branches to branches. So just have fun taking pictures with the exhibitions!
Get ready with your cameras and phones and It’s time to camwhore!
Enjoy the music!
2015 MAMA Music Awards is coming back to Hong Kong the 4th time.
[2015 MAMA] Best Dance Performance Nominees
I am looking forward for 4 Minute for the win for Best Dance (Female Group) for their song Crazy!
[2015 MAMA] Best Vocal Performance Nominees
Ailee’s Mind Your Business sounds great for this award!
[2015 MAMA] Best Group Nominees
[2015 MAMA] Best Artist Nominees
[2015 MAMA] Best Band/Rap/Collaboration&Unit Performance Nominees
[2015 MAMA] Best New Artist Nominees
Vote for your favorite performance today at Mnet MAMA website! I am voting for 포미닛 4 Minute’s 미쳐C-R-A-Z-Y for the dance performance (Female Group).
Spectacular! Splendid! Colourful visuals! Visit Sistic website or Sistic outlets to buy tickets to watch TOTEM™ by Cirque du Soleil® in Singapore! Catch it and enjoy the excitement!
Tue – Fri: 8pm
Tue (10 Nov): 4.30pm & 8pm
Sat: 4.30pm & 8pm
Sun: 1.30pm & 5pm
The Site open 1 hour before the show time.
VIP Rouge : S$308
A Reserve: S$188
B Reserve: S$168
C Reserve: S$138
D Reserve: S$98
Sat – 7 Nov ,28 Nov & 5 Dec (8pm shows)
VIP Rouge (First row): S$328
VIP Rouge : S$308
A Reserve: S$188
B Reserve: S$168
C Reserve: S$138
D Reserve: S$98
Behind The Scenes VIP: S$495