World No Tobacco Day 2011

31 may is World No Tobacco Day. I would like to share this site to the readers http://breakfree.sg/Default.aspx on tips on break free from smoking.

I do not smoke nor like to smell it. But I know smoking is not good for the body as well as manufacturing of cigarettes means cutting down quite a lot of trees (It is a fact) as I attended World No Tobacco Day event in 2009 at Plaza Singapura.

Furthermore it is expensive. and I have many other better interesting things to do in my life to destress myself than to turn to such method as smoking does not relax the person’s mind.

So No tobacco = save more trees (that reminds me of World Environment Day on 5 June – which is coming soon!).

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Vast Changes in Katong/Joo Chiat Area

As a child who grew up near Katong/Joo Chiat area, the place was just like look like in the 1960s and 1970s in early 2000s. Since young, I walk there quite often during my free time.

However, for the past few years since 2007 and 2008 onwards, there were vast changes to the landscape near the area. En-bloc, building of new buildings, high rise buildings, enhancement to the structure of Katong Mall to become 112 Katong, the landscape changes within a short period of time.

Now, Katong/Joo Chiat area will be like a fusion of old & new buildings pieced together. It may be good as people can still see well-preserved buildings and heritage of Katong/Joo Chiat area and yet enjoy their time going to Katong/Joo Chiat area with good food, and watch movies (because Golden Village is coming to 112 Katong in 3rd Quarter of 2011).

Of course, I am so excited to have a cinema coming to Katong after Republic cinema closed in the late 1990s. Cannot wait for 112 Katong to open soon as it will be a shopping mall with Peranakan themed mall.This is how 112 Katong will look like once it completed. I have been looking out for the construction progress of the mall from the view at my home.

Changes are good yet it is good to preserve our unique culture and heritage as a remembrance.

What film have you seen more than any other?

I watched X-Men more than any other film. Shocking right? Or expected? Of course, I did not watch it in the movie cinemas when it was released in 2000. But I remembered I watched X-Men 2: United at the cinema screen with a group of friend in 2003.

I watched X-Men at the comforts of my home on Television and Computer then. I think the last time I watched it was in 2006. I watched more than other films because I bought the VCD for X-Men from 1 store and watch it over and over again during my free time.

Besides that, I love some of the X-Men characters such as Storm (Halle Berry) and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman). They were cool then. Haha.

Of course, X-men craze will be coming real soon. They have X-men1, X-men 2, X-men 3, X-men origins: Wolverine and the upcoming movie – X-men: First Class will be coming soon in Singapore on 2 June 2011.

Thus, I tend to watch more of X-men movies than other. Haha. Now I cannot wait to see X-men movie series besides the upcoming new movie – X-Men: First Class.

How about you?

BK Ladies Night at Ion Orchard – BK Double Shots

BK Ladies Night was on 24 May 2011 at Ion Orchard from 6pm to 9pm. Hunks were waiting outside of BK Ion Orchard then. I reached there at around 7.40pm as I could not located the store and find access to Basement3 then.

I went there and bought 2 Rodeo Burgers at $2.50 as there was a promotion of buy 1 get 1 free for BK shots burger, sundaes and Milo and some drinks from 6pm to 9pm that day. I was starving then as I had my lunch at 11am and had to rush to school to sit for my exams. I rushed to Orchard Ion after that.

Looks yummy right?

So I took 1 and ate it. Here’s what it looks like But wont be showing the contents of the burger. There’s onion rings, cheese, beef patties for the Rodeo Beef Double Shots Burger.

I was quite full after that. Rodeo Beef Burger tastes great. I like the onion rings with the cheese on the beef.

I have not try spicy chicken burger and Grilled Onion Beef burger yet but I will try them out another day when I am free. You should try BK double shot burgers too.

Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides…

Hi, mateys! I had a tough time as I was mugging for my exams for the past few days. Thus, lacking of updates due to my preparation of exams.

Me with AngelicaI attended the Gala Premiere of Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides together with my matey – my sister (but I wont be posting her pictures then prior to her permission), on 16 May 2011 at Shaw Lido. It was also the Grand Opening for Shaw Lido Imax after a few weeks of renovation. This was also my 1st visit to Shaw Lido Imax as I initially did not know that Shaw Lido is at Orchard area.

I was so delighted that I am part of the 4000people who attended the Grand Opening of Shaw Lido Imax and watched the Gala Premiere of Pirates of The Caribbean: On  Stranger Tides. Is not it great, mateys?

Collected my invitation card and the movie tickets and waiting to “on board” Lido 5 on my “high sea” adventures on the stranger tides… .

GelatoFood – Mango Sorbet with ice-cream cone. Nice and yummy while waiting to be “on board”….

posterTook some pictures around the Shaw Lido area too. This is Jack Sparrow, the main charater of this movie.

Captain BarbossaCaptain Barbossa – Ex-mate of Jack Sparrow

AngelicaAngelica – the love interest of Jack Sparrow?

Captain BlackbeardCaptain Blackbeard – The Captain of Queen Anne’s Revenge

Lido ImaxShaw Lido Imax

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides  – the Skull

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Of course, the movie was great. Quite comical  especially Jack Sparrow and the way his talks and behaviour, really makes people laugh while watching the movie. It is better to watch Pirate of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in 3D and you will feel and sense that the movie is brought to live. The 3D-effects are really great and people of all ages will enjoy watching this movie.

The movie started in England and recruitment of crew members by “Jack Sparrow??” and then how this adventure started along the way.

The picture below shown an article regarding the movie on My Paper.

Newspaper report on the movie

So have you wondered why this movie is called On Stranger Tides. Well, this time round, Jack Sparrow and a group of people (the English, the Spanish as well as Captain Blackbeard) are looking for the Fountain of Youth and some ritual items. Fountain of Youth is a sacred place yet not much people knows about its effect and power as people want to retain youth but have to sacrifice something to achieve that.

1 of the items which people who want to visit the Fountain of Youth is – Mermaid’s Tear. So people need to travel to White Cap Bay to find the mermaids to try their luck to get mermaid’s tear. Thus, it is On Stranger Tides as people may not know what the mermaids will do to them while on their quest to the Fountain of Youth.

Of course I seen some movies that feature Mermaids such as The Little Mermaid, Christy Chung’s Mermaid Got Married but Ariel and Christy Chung’s mermaid characters are much more gentle, unlike most of the mermaids shown in Pirates of The Caribbean. Syrena is the only mermaid that is captured by crew of Blackbeard and Philip.

I went up to Wikipedia and found out about the Mermaid. They love to sing and can be fierce as what is shown in this movie. And the word “Syrena” means mermaid.

But I wont be telling you the whole story except that Philip and Syrena are the sweet couple in this movie. The past 3 series – it was Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann as the sweet couple. Besides Philip and Syrena as the sweet couple in the movie, there were catfights between Jack Sparrow and Angelica as well.

Another interesting thing about this movie is the Voodoo doll, the miniature version of Jack Sparrow in doll version yet people can use this Voodoo doll to manipulate his action. There was an ending part where Angelica found this Voodoo doll. but we are not sure what will happen next.

This may indicate that there may be further series of Pirates of the Caribbean and I am looking forward to watch further series of this movie and enjoying the adventures that Jack Sparrow’s enjoying. Hahaha.

Before I end off this post, here’s the trailer of Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides…

Do Catch this movie on cinemas.

I rate this movie 4 out of 5 stars.

That’s all folks.

What character from a book can’t you stop thinking about?

This character is from one of Mr Dick King Smith’s book. Yes, it is a pig called Babe. I know people will find it strange on why I like to read certain types of books although I rarely read fiction books from the library. When I first borrow the book from the library, I fell in love with the story and kept on borrowing other related books and as well as the books written by the author itself.

People would know that Mr Dick King Smith loves to write stories on animals and I love to read story books based on mainly animals and teddy bears that I borrowed from library.

Why I cant stop thinking about Babe from his story the Sheep-Pig?

Babe is a memorable character and there’s a movie called Babe too. Babe grew up in farm and Babe’s one of the inspirational character from the movie and story itself as it has the ability to do well as a sheep-pig.

I still can remember Babe well as it is indeed a memorable character from the book the Sheep Pig. A touching story.