Friday, June 28, 2013

The Expat Chick goes to Bangkok!

Hi Guys! Thought I'm going to share some interesting snippets from my short but sweet getaway..Hubbs take me to Bangkok for my birthday, to do the two of my most favorite things, eating and shopping. It's my fifth time in Bangkok, so I know exactly what I wanna eat, what I wanna do and where I wanna go..Kudos to dearest hubby who is very patient and totally cooperative (read: paying my crap, waiting for me to shop and help me carry my shopping bags) during this trip, love you :*
wizard of oz
Best flight ever! Thai food and wizard of oz!
Tom Yum Kung
What i eat all day everyday, obviously!
Mango and sticky rice
What I snack, all day everyday (d'oh!)
Cool Female Toilet
Cutest toilet ever, yes?
Cool Male Toilet
"&" Restaurant at Asiatique
Yunomori Onsen and spa
Birthday spa! Best come after too much shopping ;)
Yunomori Onsen and spa menu professional, cheap and goood!
Riding tuktuk and fresh manicure
Prettiest tuktuk driver, yes!
Thai authentic Coconut Icecream
Authentic coconut icecream! So yumm..

Siam Square night market
Photo painting on tshirt at siam square nite market

quirky art in catuchak
Quirk artwork at Catuchak weekend market
quirky art in catuchak
Cool art for the home
statue stall chatuchak
All kinds of Budha statue
cactus shop chatuchak
In Catuchak, they sell everything, all things! Even cactus!

I'm in vintage blouse heaven! 
Nice action, too bad the teatarik is not as good :(

Thai Omelette
My favorite breakfast! Thai Omelette
Shamlessly borrow the omelette seller chair and eat haha!

Pretty local sweets <3
How crazy real are these??! 
Givenchy doggy eating his breakfast
Thai Street Food
Fruit salad with tiny crabs? eekkk..
It's all about coral lips, leopard leggings, and camouflage crocs!
Super yummy noodle that all singaporean must eat when in Bangkok!!
Pretty ferris wheel at Asiatique
Waiting for cab, can't help to strike a "fashion blogger" pose
Number 1 shopping place: Definitely check out Pratunam Market (they open 5am-11am) before you go to Platinum wholesale mall/Siam Square/Shibuya wholesale because sometimes some of the stuff they have are the same for half or even lower price!

Number 1 tourist trap: TUKTUKs! If they know you're tourist, they will either jack up the price (which still cheaper for tourist lah but stupidly expensive from what it's suppose to be) or they will charge you super cheap and after you get in they will take you to random places like jade factory/tailor/honey factory/etc. The purpose of this is if you shop inside, they will get commission! So be careful with tuktuks, my advice take cab! cheaper, more comfortable and got aircon hehe..

Number 1 must check it out place: Right now probably Asiatique, since it's quite new and the concept is quite cool..outdoor night shops and restaurants..

Number 1 place I want to check out but do not have time yet: Sky Bar from the Hangover II !!!

Number 1 must eat: Thai food and drinks (I can't choose one because I'm greedy) Tomyum, mango and sticky rice, omelette rice, the bbq meatballs by the street, thai iced tea, bottled fresh ojs they sell on the streets everywhere, thai coconut, thai coconut icecream (yup, I'm definitely greedy!)

Number 1 must buy: Clothes and clothes and shoes (all!)

Number 1 must do: Shop ; Number 2 must do: EAT! ; Number 3 must do: Massage and spa! 

Number 1 singaporean tourist must go: This is new for me, my husband meet his friends in bangkok and they take us to this noodle shop in Pratunam Market. He said every singaporean must go eat and normally they will eat 2 portions of noodles. And yes, it's very very yummy, the noodles are baby butt soft and come with bunch of tasty toppings but the portion is very small (no wonder he say must eat 2 portions). Location of this noodle shop is so hard to describe leh must go there and show you one, but if you insist..find a temple (not big temple, house size temple) beside pratunam market and walk a few steps, if you walk from Pratunam direction should be on your left. If you come from Platinum mall/Shibuya mall direction it should be on your right..

I guess that's all the highlight of my trip..enjoy the post!


Monday, June 24, 2013

Movie Monday: World War Z

Heloooow guys!!

I'm so excited to blog about this! Finally a movie which from the beginning to the end successfully keep me (and my husband) on the edge of the chair! The suspense and tense is just non stop I tell you! If you haven't watched, please go and watch're so going to enjoy it and totally worth every penny of your bucks! If you haven' t watched and you wanna have a pure experience, leave this post and read my other movie posts BUT pwease come back to this post after you watched..and if you don't mind I taint your watching experience then read away..

I love the smooth plot through out, there's no forcing of weird/not make sense/too much/over the top scenes that make you roll your eyes or shake your head..the shocking elements feel so real and really good, soo good they give me (and hubby) anxiety (sometimes during the movie when the anxiety is too much we hold hands so that if the shocking scene comes we can squeeze each other hands haha)! So dorky!

The story is about a bacteria outbreak that makes people who infected by it turn into zombie within seconds and bite other people and turn them into zombies too and finally it became zombie outbreak!!

Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) is a retired United Nation investigator was with his family when the zombie apocalypse started, they somehow survived the sudden attack and hide in a building until helicopter come to save them..

His former boss in United Nation offered his family a place in a safe navy war ship in exchange of him going out to the outbreak to investigate on how all this happened and hoping he can help to find the answer to end the zombie war.

He started the journey in Camp Humphreys in South Korea, where the outbreak first detected...With the information given from an ex CIA guy imprisoned there and with the help of remaining survived soldiers (insert a super tense zombies attack here), Gerry went to Jerusalem where the ex CIA guy had  told him that the city is safe because they seal themselves off before the outbreak and they probaby know what's goin' on..

He's right Jerusalem is pretty safe, they seal the city and they have walls to seperate them from the outside world but not completely, they still open doors for human survivors from outside the walls. This is what it looks like outside..hungry zombies trying to get in especially after the survivors inside the wall happily singing and dancing to celebrate their survival. Little that they know zombies attracted to sounds and little that they know they're singing to their own death..Cut long story short the zombies build a zombie tree and successfully climb their way in..Clearly after this the only song they sing is zooombie zoombie ie ie the cranberries..

Another super intense running away from zombies after Jerusalem is under attack and at this point like every other country in the world, Jerusalem is no longer safe, Jerusalem is gone people..Gerry and his new bff (the girl soldier on the left, btw she got bitten by zombie but Gerry "save" her by spontaneously cut chop her hand off!) luckily escape from the zombie mess by hitching on a plane. But Brad Pitt is a zombie magnet yall! no place is safe zombies are everywhere, one of the passenger got bitten by zombie and as you can guess the whole plane is turning outside down in no time.

Gerry, desperately want to live (d'oh), threw grenade to the zombies and crashed the plane down. But ofcourse he and his bff survived (they tied themselves super tight in the chair with seatbelts) and guess where they crash landed? The place where Gerry supposed to go World Health Organization research building!


Gerry after going around the world witnessing and surviving the zombies, concludes that zombies somehow do not attracted/bite sick people and volunteer himself to be injected with virus to test his theory. But the problem is all the virus and bacteria were kept in the other wing full of zombie doctors after one of them accidentally infected himself with the virus and ofcourse bite the others. With his bff and one brave volunteer from the remaining doctors, they brace themselves and go to the dangerous wing to take the virus. Another "pac man session" with the zombies here but Gerry made it to the virus lab and injected himself with some virus. After the injection, the virus somehow worked as a camouflage from the zombies making Gerry invisible to them. The surviving doctors create a vaccine from the pathogen and spread it to the world for those who survived. The movie ended with scenes of zombies burnt, human survived and Gerry saying "this is just the beginning.."

Brad Pitt as the one and only strong character act really well, he successfully play it cool like normal family man who appear more brainy then die hard type and in every scene he appeared more like normal human rather than hero, which make the movie more on the enjoyable side rather then annoying. And yes, he look handsome, cool, manly, and cute but he also look old..he needs some eyebags removal procedures LOL..

Okay I'm done with my review, hope you enjoy this post! Here one picture to please your eyes! U're welcome :)

Ciao :*

Monday, June 17, 2013

Movie Monday: Man Of Steel

Hi Guys,

Have you guys seen Man of Steel??? If no, good for ya! You save $$ and time! If yes, please take a moment to mourn the worst franchise of Superman ever made..Only hardcore Superman fanatics will say this movie is good (it's okay, you're not alone! my brother, is one of them..)

Story opened with the history of Krypton, how and where Superman is born and why he is transported to the earth. Basically, Krypton is dying due to it's unstable core and one scientist Jor El (Superman's father played by Russell Crowe) knowing this fact embedded krypton codex (which he steal from krypton's baby tree or something) to his newborn son and send his son in spaceship to earth so that he could survive and be Krypton's legacy.

Krypton skyline


What is a superhero movie without a villain! This franchise's villain is General Zod (Michael Shannon, good cast btw!), who also know that Krypton is dying and wanted to "save" Krypton by taking the codex and search for a new home to start building Krypton again. Apparently the codex is some kind of human generator or something so once you have it you can build Krypton's human anywhere (pls correct me if I'm wrong)..

Zod and his crew

Soon after killing Jor El for taking the codex and even worst sending it together with his baby to the space, he and his crew was send to Phantom Zone (some kind of exile/prison) by the Science Council. Okay now if you watch the movie, you will see Zod over ruled the Science Council (governor of Krypton) before Jor El steal the codex and send Kal El away, and after Zod kill Jor El suddenly the council came from out of nowhere to capture Zod. Odd much?? 

After a very odd, lengthy, a lot of Russell Crowe's annoying center parted hair later and not to mention left me with a lot of questions Krypton scenes, the movie fast forward to today where Clark Kent is a young, strong, handsome man questioning himself and his ability who ventures from city to city helping people after his father's death. There are a lot of flashbacks scenes to his childhood showing his relationship with his parents and how kid Clark and teen Clark dealt with his power. 


Henry Cavill, I think make a good Superman.
Lois Lane, played by Oscar nominees Amy Adams. May I get a collective BOO! for this?! Why Amy Adams? Why? She looks a tad bit mature (gosh I'm being so soft here, I mean OLD)  to be paired with Henry Cavill, don't you think? And I don't know about you but they forced too many Lois try to save the day in this movie that make it feel so out of this world hard to digest!
Lois first met Clark in Artic where she's investigating what so believed as an aircraft stuck under the ice by the military, she was sneaking in taking pictures while she saw somebody (Clark) walking near the aircraft and decide to go after him. The aircraft was actually Jor-El's craft containing his brainwave hologram (I think) he send to earth to be a guide for Clark. Lois got attacked by the machine guard or something and Clark save her. Believing that Clark is a superhuman after what she saw, she begins to trace and investigate Clark's history. Clark knows that he's being investigated finally meet Lois and tell her his story.
To be honest, I think Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder mean good by telling us a story from the beginning of the beginning but they force too many storyline in one movie it's almost like, Krypton 101 and Clark's biography in one! They also making sure we know the key characters of this movie cause sequel is coming! They embbeded a lot of sequel elements like one scene with trucks baring Lexcorp logos (as if they want to remind us Lex is coming yall!) and please they haven't even call him S for Superman in this movie! In the last scenes, Clark decide to be normal (by wearing glasses,  so people can't recognize him behind his glassses..really? reallly??) and finding normal job where he thinks he belong (being a journalist at Daily Planet)
Now talk about the oddness of this movie, I think you guys will probably sleep halfway thru them, but really I need to mention at least a few:
Lois, taken to the space and only wear gravity helmets, what about the clothes? Is she not cold, I mean it's in space it should be wayyy colder than earth right? And how on space, she could survive wearing normal human clothes? Am I too demanding here? LOL
2. There is this scene where Perry White and two other Lois Lane's Daily Planet colleagues running around with a bunch of other civiliants try to avoid the falling concrete after Zod's crew invades earth and destroy buildings and somehow they caught up in the most unimportant and wasting time scenes of all..So many civiliants running around in the streets and suddenly only these three (the other guy is not in the pics) left in the street! How believable!

And even more odd is  Lois fall down from the aircraft where she help to assist in shooting Zod's aircraft (long story) and Clark save her (D'oh of course!) and guess where she landed! Just in front her three friends who caught up in the stupid scene I mentioned earlier (coincidence much?)
3. On the final battle between Clark and Zod, they were fighting and flying and crashing into some kind of building or train station. When he finally defeated Zod, suddenly Lois running from out of nowhere to hug her beloved Clark..ok wait a minute does she run (if yes, how do she knows which building? Or did she drive? Impossible, I imagine concretes and spoilt cars are everywhere like that last picture..or does she have the ability to transport one place to another?
Basically, I'm so disappointed by this movie, especially knowing it came from Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder..Even a lot of special effect fighting scene fail to impress me! So many plots they forced in and so many unimportant details they put in making this movie so long, boring and almost as unberable as oblivion haha..I find myself rolling my eyes to my husband, sitting lazily and hopelessly watching the movie from bad to slightly better to worst.. :'(
By the way, I'm sooooo excited for this coming this weekend!!! Hope the movie as good as the trailer!