Friday, November 21, 2014

Towards the land of rising sun, Japan. (virgin trip)

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Hi everyone,


From today onwards till January, my blog is going to take on a different country. Those of you who follow on me on FB should know by now, I am heading to Japan.


I am currently writing this without connection, so this isn't a live on the spot update as I usually do. It is currently 3.50PM 13/11/2014 THURS and I am on a plane to kansai, with my lovely boyfriend asleep and wrapped in the new trench coat i gave him; buried head in my knitted hat to block the lights.


This year has been very kind to me. I had a great boyfriend, great jobs and help from everywhere. As well as new friends. I am very thankful as well, that this year, is my virgin trip to Japan and a long one as well.


Throughout my whole life, I've been wanting freedom and to break away from my family but the fact is I love them more than I really feel.


Why did I say that? Because I cried.

It has been a very hectic Wednesday for me (I just recall I forgot to email migme for some event I did, that is how hectic it is)


My dad came home and drove me to the airport in the jam without a single complaint because I had 40kg worth of checked luggage and about 23kg worth of carry-on. (The spectacular world of non-charged weight for laptops) My mom followed as well(well-dress might I mention).


We had dinner together for once more before I set off for Japan, and I am glad they did because I really wanted to dine with them. Yasa dropped by as well, he was the only friend who came to see me off.

Mom wanted to cook, but we messed up the timing bad(me and Locke thought it was 1am flight but turns out it was 1am at KLIA2, not CHANGI). I felt so sorry, because I know she wanted to cook for me. She knows I love her cooking and I will miss it a lot.


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(Typing this I started tearing up again, and here is a great picture of sun rising in japan from the plane again)


Before I check in, I gave them one last hug. I've never been away from home, at least not for so long. It was realization that I got what I wanted, but not without some sacrifice.

Mom hugged me back tight, and gave me a kiss. She is worried for her girl, but she lets me go.


(Yep, crying now while writing)


I lost it in the DFS, but i held back the tears.

Locke got some stuff from the DFS, and we got entitled to a travel-exclusive mickey/minnie toy. I picked a mickey in some bright US-y flag clothes..Locke said it is for me, but I say I want mommy to have it. The colours are lovely, it is cute, I know she will like it.( I'll upload the pic of the mickey some other time, it is really adorable)


We got on the plane and as we roll away from the airport, I asked Locke if I will be able to see my house from here when we fly. He smiled and say no. As we took off, I saw the lights and I started sobbing really badly. I missed my mom already, I miss my dad, I even missed that punk of a brother.


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(random insert of Locke asleep on the plane at about 3~4AM with my hat over his eyes as shade)

I have never ever thought twice about missing them because I will usually be back in a week from my trip or their trip (cept for the time when my dad spent months in Paris,France training for work). The whole experience is so different now. I am off for two months, it might sound short but it is a very long time as well. I am missing Christmas and New Year with my family for the very first time. No more complaining how bad the streets and malls are stuffed on xmas, no more laughing at NY parade show together. Just this year, it is different.


More importantly, no more nagging to clean my room. I will miss that ALOT . (and I left my room 1/2 done, it is an improvement but she will nag me hahaha)


TL;DR: I am homesick already. It might be better from here but I miss them.

I want to thank them for everything they do for me, and I really do love them no matter how stubborn I am.


I've booked my ticket home today(even though it was by force cos they wont let us through KL if we don't show them a return trip ticket)


54 days more back to the family I love, back to my dearest mommy. I miss you so much...


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The night sky is really pretty over the ocean.

This is the first time I see countless of stars.

There was a shooting star, I made a wish.

I wished to take a picture, but my camera is stuck in the compartment and boyfriend's camera is hard to get out.

My phone is practically useless in places without proper light source.

So here is a picture of the bright blue~

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This is an eye-opening year.


4.29AM 13/11/14

p.s. I am hungry and thirsty. I think the air service crew is slacking in their room cos everyone is asleep hahaha

about 6AM in japan

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Arrived at KIX, immigration was really rude. Got shouted at and a pen thrown at me.

There was 101 conclusions but we came up with the facts that

1. I am a chinese(race only).

2. I am not japanese.

3. Too many cheena piangs hold sg passports

4. Nobody likes cheena piangs.

After that, everyone was quite polite and kind. Just the immigration I guess.


Even though I was smiling in the picture, it was taken after Locke calm me down. It had been a tiring day of flying and I was emotionally unstable and very very upset after the KIX incident.

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Japan has been great so far. Will write again soon with my other trips to Namba, Nipponbashi(dendentown) and Nara park.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Happily ever After: Yes or No?


A photo we took during the first 1/2 of this year.


This post is probably going to be the least favored post of this year, because everything in here might seem very  absurd/insulting/lack of research/inexperienced whatever. This is purely my own opinion, you can write yours, you do not have to agree with mine, but I am writing it anyway.

This year, I witnessed the most disgusting amount of people getting married around me. Not that getting married is a bad thing, it is in-fact, a great choice in life.
Entering a marriage, you take up responsibilities that you never had to deal with in the earlier stages of your life. Which pretty much includes the family you are going to start, and your partner's family.

Why did I use disgusting as a term then? Because the reason for getting married is so wrong.
You ask, what is right or wrong? Isn't right and wrong determined by social norms? If we aren't wrong, you did mentioned before you do not conformed to them right?

Yes. I do not, but let me tell you why. It is because I have my opinions about what is appropriate and what is not.

Example,

Society thinks you cannot perform well when you are deviant (e.g. having coloured hair, tats,piercings).
Reality: We have too many successful accounts to list.

Society thinks that you cannot commit to a long-term partnership by jumping into it right away.
Reality: They are right.




Throughout my whole life, I have seen people made up and break up. How many have survive the challenge, and how many were left brutally hurt or even exist in this world?

Let me list a few marriage types which really upsets me:

- Shotgun marriage
- Spontaneous marriage
- Marriage of convenience(highway version)


I know most of you are going to be shouting at this post, saying: It is none of your business! Let them do what they want.
Sure, they have gotten married, I have given them my blessing but nothing is going to stop me from saying MY piece in this blog.
A quick google trip will tell you how bad divorce rates are in Singapore now as well. Guess what? Mostly young adults, like you and I (ranging from 20-25).
Yes, marriage is known as a piece of paper nowadays, but it is still sacred to some people out there.


Most common: Shotgun marriage

Pro-life, or not? Single parent, or not? These are the decisions that people will want to avoid dealing with. Thinking that they are responsible adults, couples entered marriage, swearing to be responsible for their actions. Sounds dainty, yes?

NO. Couples like that are one of the most irresponsible parents I have ever seen.

Have you ever asked yourself, am I ready to take on this bitch for the rest of my life even if she screams at me 24/7 due to lack of rest from taking care of the baby?
I bet not, most of the guys only have the righteous mindset: I love her, I am going to be responsible.

Responsible for what? For food,yes? Wait till the day when you realise you are not ready to settle down, you have tons of things you have not done, or even think that she is not the one.

MAN UP, BE RESPONSIBLE. MARRIAGE ISN'T YOUR SOLUTION. Your solution should have come before getting her pregnant. That doesn't mean the girl is off-hook, have you thought about what will happen if the man you decided to marry isn't as cooperative as you thought they will be?
Want to cry over the baby everyday? Going to regret about that precaution you have never took?

Unless you are telling that you guys have been together for over 3 years and above, I really do not see how getting married is being responsible. It isn't.
If your marriage goes well after 10 years, congratulations to you.
If it doesn't, how much stress is it going to cause the kid?

Sadly, I have seen too many single parent family. It is upsetting because the kids are the one who suffer the most.


Second type: Spontaneous Marriage

OH I LOVE YOU! I LOVE YOU TOO! Let's get married!

No harm done, no kids, usually done in the first year of dating. Yeap sure.
It is assholes like you, which puts a dent in humanity. Happily ever after in fairytales have forgot to include the rest of the story. Kids, bills, responsibilities. Don't say yes, only because you think it is so romantic and nothingelse matters in the world. Reality check: everythingelse do matter.

If you love each other for another 50 years, I have nothing to say.

However, some people take longer than a year to let their true colours show. Hateful words start flying, hurt, discontent, divorce.
If some couples takes more than 5 years to know each other, I don't see how you can understand 20 years of a single person in 1 year.

When divorce/breakups happen, the "victimized" party will start blaming the whole world. Do you understand how fucking difficult it is to talk to such a person?You prolly dont, because you left him/her for quite some time already.
Love is not an equation for marriage. Love is just factor.

Last type: Marriage of convenience(highway version)

By highway version, I mean break up with the one you are with and getting married to a rich guy.
You are rich now, congratulations, scum.
I have nothing to say to you.


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After surviving such an intense blabber of bad language, most of you might be wondering: Why the hell is Sochii so upset about things that do not concern her? It is not like she knows anything about getting married/divorced anyway.


Answer: Because it annoys the shit out of me, and I just wanted to say it. It irks me to listen/see ugly breakups, but it saddens me the most to see a divorce.

AND WEDDING DRESSES. what a waste of pretty dresses, if you are just going to split after this. It is no longer memorable or magical, because YOU SPOIL IT. (okay maybe not but you can judge how annoyed I am).


At this era, unless you can really devote yourself solely to one person, please save everyone the trouble and don't think about getting married.
Work your ass off, buy a car, buy a house, buy an island. Those are much better things to do than ruining a person's life in the future, or even 2.


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In any case, if you are curious:

1. no, I am still attached and happy.
2. no, he hasn't proposed and i forbid him so.
3. no, we will not be getting married anytime soon because we want to spend that time to buy a car,a house, a dog, a cat, whatever.(AKA Project Get-our-shit-together-first)
4. yes, I love him, and he says he do as well.


Disclaimer: if you are well-above 28, I don't really give a fuck what you do anymore because you are at the age where you are either breaking or making it (aka beyond medication). I wish you all the best when you walk down that aisle, because it is about damn time that you find a door to another chapter of your life.
If you are below 28, I would say I care, but I couldn't care that much more because you have never seek advice from me, and will prolly never. All I ask is, think twice before you say yes. They say it doesn't hurt to jump into it, but I would say from experience: Jumping into anything without much thought hurts a lot. You would have forgotten about how much it hurts, think back now, you will find it a very helpful advice.


No matter what kind of marriage it is, I love weddings. I give great blessings to all couples and wish them a lasting marriage till death do them apart(or maybe even death can't keep them apart) , but the fact that it may/may not bite you in your ass one day, we will all live to see it... well, at least internet will.



Thursday, October 30, 2014

Kungfu Jungle 一个人的武林

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Blatant title there. *laughs*
This time, we are going to do something a little different than usual.

















As most of you know, I am a very blunt person when it comes to review, my boyfriend is no less than me.
We (read: I) received an invite from migme to catch [ Kungfu Jungle ] which opens on 30th OCT! Which is today.

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To be honest, I do not have much interest in chinese action flicks, but I know someone who do, someone i love hehehe ♥♥♥
So I took up the invitation, and since, SOMEONE has been anticipating it more than me (read: pointing at the poster for almost a week), it is only right to let someone who knows it best to write right?

First, the trailer. Enjoy~



This might be one of my longest review for a movie, but he wrote it so well that I couldn't bear to take out any part of it, nor disagree with him ♥

So below, is a heartfelt review from my boyfie, Henry. I hope you enjoy his writing as much as I did.

Presenting the true fanboy here!
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Hi,

I’m a freelance film-maker, producer and DP.
I’ve worked previously on Hollywood post productions during my time in Double Negative, a London based company which does visual effects for major films.

Still, I’ve no idea why am I being tasked to do a review for a Hong Kong movie, but never mind. (me: because you wanted to watch it, and I have no idea how to write it)

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The movie’s English title is probably one of the worst conversions from Chinese to English I’ve seen this year(一个人的武林). I meant, there could have been better names.
Not that I’m one to comment, since my Chinese will probably get me kicked out of China.

I’ll share a little bit of information I know about the two major names from the movie, Teddy Chan and Donnie Yen, the director and protagonist respectively.

Teddy Chan, not a major household name in South East Asia, directed one of my favourite Hong Kong movie 5 years back, 十月围城(Bodyguards and Assassins). I personally love that film because of the historical attributes, and how he made everyone(almost) in the all-star cast died in the movie just for 孫中山 to hold a meeting in a place where all Qing assassins were after his head.
Till this day I never figure out why 孫中山 has to hold a meeting there.

And the action spy movie 紫雨風暴(Purple Storm) which made Daniel Wu a household name rather than Teddy Chan himself.

Donnie Yen, a super major household name in Asia(and probably the rest of the world), someone whom I’ve been a huge fan of since he appeared in 黄飞鸿之二男儿当自强(Once Upon A Time in China II). He famously fought against Jet Li using a wet towel which destroyed walls, wood, brick, bottles, humans, westerners, like it was some kinda of laser beam.

Here’s a link to refresh your childhood memory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-yjEGet_DY

With another two movies 殺破狼(SPL) and 導火綫(Flashpoint), which he incorporated MMA moves such as German Suplex, Rolling Armbar, Northern Lights Suplex, Backdrop, it was like watching WWF in a Hong Kong movie, my fanboy mode for him just ignited.

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一个人的武林
Kung Fu Jungle

Okay back to the movie.
Major spoilers, so do take note.

Donnie Yen is Hahou Mo, a martial arts instructor who is currently serving time in a Hong Kong prison for accidentally killing an opponent in a fighting match.
It wasn’t clearly stated in the film, but sometime before being judged for his manslaughter, he was apparently the best fighter who won every match till killing his opponent.

Fifteen minutes into the film, the typical Hong Kong police thing happened.

There was a murder, and police were at the scene of the crime.

A Ferrari flew like 50 metres away from the dead body, making it sound like some sort of supernatural incident happened when the murder occurred.
The victim was a drug dealer, some badass crime lord, and the police just seemed to deem it as a revenge crime.

Oh cool, I was expecting a vigilante movie, I love those movies.
But hell no.

Insert Miss Detective Luk Yuen-Sum(Charlie Young), a hot MILF-looking police inspector who rides a Class 2 Ducati look-alike bike, and who seems to always have natural perfect hair after wearing a helmet.(me: yeppp, he rides a bike, he knows)

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She doesn’t seem a bit troubled by the fact that the Ferrari is planted in a tombstone position and the body is flew like a mile away, but troubled by the fact she needs to solve this murder ASAP. Okay.

So apparently Hahou seems to know what was going on in his prison cell, and starts a deliberate prison 1 vs 17 fight to get her attention.
Movie’s first real reason for a fight.

After getting her attention and getting her to visit him in prison, Hahou unravels that the victim who died wasn’t because of a hate crime, it was because he was a previous boxing champion.
And demands his release so he can help.

Luk Yuen-sam wasn’t convinced at the fact, and did a research of the names that Hahou said out during the visiting and Hahou himself.

Just about this time, another former fighting champion got murdered.
A kicking champion. A name that tallied with the list of names that Hahou mentioned.

So next thing we know, Hahou is helping the investigation team.

The story continues with more investigation into the murder, and it is revealed that the murderer is killing experts in an order; Boxing, kicking, grappling, weapons and internal.

As the investigation team rushes to the next victim, a tattoo artist being murdered by a tombstone piledriver on top of some building, Hahou suddenly saw a glimpse of the murderer mocking at him from an angle which no one saw, and chases after him.

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And now since Hahou was busy chasing after the suspect, he took the chance to abscond anyway and went back to his hometown of Foshan to find his love Sinn Ying(Michelle Bai), who slaps him the moment they met.(me: i predicted this scene!! *laughs*)

During this period of time when he was in Foshan, and the super-nice Hong Kong police who didn’t bother him at all when he was having a rendezvous in his hometown, Hahou discovers more about the ‘Eaves Swallow’, a pirated version of a consolation prize a loser receives in a martial art competition back in the dynasty days.

And the whole film seems to forget why the murderer placed the ‘Eaves Swallow’ on the dead bodies later on anyway, so no point explaining what it meant.(me: watch the mobie)

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Now, insert the villain, Fung Yu-Sau(Baoqiang Wang), probably my most favourite character out of the whole movie. A devoted martial arts practitioner, who just wants to prove to the world, and especially to his cancer-stricken wife that he can be the best, and the theory of martial arts is meant for killing, not for show.

He does some cheesy acts throughout the movie, but his story is strongly backed up by his love for his wife, and the saddest part of the movie when he had to do the mercy killing of his wife because of her suffering.

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His next target was a weapon master, whom Hahou thought it was a harmless duck rice vendor who was the previous weapon champion.

However they realised that the duck rice vendor had handed over the baton of his training school to his top student, who had his ass kicked by Hahou previously.

The action star, Mak Min-Yuen(Siu-Wong Fan) was on the target list, and murdered shortly.

At this point of time, the police traced Fung back to the waterways of Lantau, where they camped there to ambush him when he returns on the anniversary of his wife’s death.

Some shit happened, and Hahou is accused of being best friends with Fung just because Fung visited Hahou previously in prison and Hahou smiled, best deduction they came out with.

Okay, so then the police had their ass served by both Hahou and Fung, while they exchanged a little blows here and there.

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The film ends with a fight on a highway where container lorries speed, where Hahou and Fung fight to the death. I won’t break this part lest the best spoilers are, but Hahou wins and lets Fung lives, but of course the villain find someway to injure him.

Some horrible green screen and compositing skills in the final fight scene, but I guess it’s the fight scenes that’s exciting I suppose.

It ends with Miss Detective Luk killing Fung with her handgun, and her perfect hair after removing her helmet.

Seems like the theme is, martial arts can’t win against bullets if it is used correctly, but I think it might be some other theme the director has in mind.

And then, a happy ending after Hahou is released(he got early parole), and continuing his teacher’s legacy, but this time restraining his fists and not killing anymore opponents, while his school continues to grow and THE END.

The ending credits was one of the best I’ve ever seen, paying tribute to all the action stars of Hong Kong cinema industry since the 60s, and almost every head of department who made the film possible.
How I wished the movies I’ve worked in do this kinda of credits.


My Views

Franking, I’m disappointed at Donnie Yen’s choices of movies nowadays after Ip Man. It seems like he’s capitalising on his fame and no longer choosing scripts that’s more fitting of his character.

Wasn’t his best movie, and definitely one of his worst action choreography direction.
I didn’t like it.
It just seem like he was trying to pay tribute in terms of action choreography and he lost his style.

But then again sometimes action choreography has to go along side with cinematography.
The cinematography Wing-hang Wong is famous for doing shooting movies back in the 80s, those Yun-Fat Chow movie like A Better Tomorrow, fighting scenes doesn’t seem to fit Wong’s style.

However, in my opinion Baoqiang Wang’s performance was amazing, it made me wants to go back and search for his previous movies he acted in.
I’ll definitely be looking forward to his next movie.

My personal rate for the movie:
5/10

Still the same old solid acting from the cast, just with cheesy scenes, subtle black humour and one terribly weak storyline.



- Henry

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And, there we have it. Now lemme furnish you with other pics for the night huhuhu~~

Coincidentally, I met Cookie from Cookieologic and got great seats for the show *laugh*

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She was there with her beaute as well, who wanted to watch the show too. It was more like the girls bring the guys out this time round...

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Amusing.

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My boring review: I find it alright for a film, there was a lot of action, quite rushed ( personally i had wished that there were more victims, in order to see more scenes) and well, i was really more impressed by my makeup that day. ( girls will always be girls).

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Thank you , mr handsome writer~~~♥♥♥

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Special thanks to MIGME SG, as well as, CLOVERFILMSSG for the premier tickets. It was a real fun-filled night, and I enjoyed myself plenty!


14 more days to Japan, I am getting a little panicky here. ha.ha.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

MigupSingapore

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It was a gathering night of pizza and coke!

I did not manage to get a picture of the pizza feast cos everything happened really fast, and it was more like a get-together session than a blogger event. Super cosy and great.

After a brief introduction session, we were treated to 30-45min story session? To be really honest, it was a very interesting story BUT I fail to see how it was linked to migme, so I was rather disappointed in that.

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Here is Gene, giving a story of how he saved Evelyn Chang from a bunch of terrorists, which is prolly a story he have repeated for N number of times.
If you are interested in his story: Saving a family friend
And his migme profile if he is your idol : ScorpioJing

Don't get me wrong, I think he is great, handsome and I respect him... however I am not sure if the session should be use for telling stories that are not related to migme, afterall, I am there to know more about it.

After that we are introduced to a beta platform for migme app, it was very interesting and refreshing, great job Angelo!! You are a very good presenter, and I am definitely engaged with the introduction of the app.
I do not have a picture for the presentation but here is his profile, do sent him more gifts for his good job: Angelorohit

Met alot of friends there too, of all ages. It was really refreshing to not be in an event with a bunch of elite bloggers ( by elite, i mean high traffic bloggers, not the attitude wise). All of us agreed that blogging is for something we love and share, and not solely for traffic, freebs and cash. Which pretty much results us to being more active in social media than our blogs, HAHAHA.


#MIGME is a social platform to link people across Asia,the basics are pretty much the same as other social platforms but they offer more than just socializing. It is currently growing slowly in Singapore, but it is hot in other countries such a phillpines, nepal etc.

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Backrow: steven(retiredowhat), hazel(hazelleo), sheryl(sherylbella)
front row: me and adeline(ohmyadey)

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backrow:sheryl, adeline, steven
frontrow: nat(from migme), me and furfilise( i fail to remember her real name again but she was very pretty)


and then, alvin (migme/alvinology) convinced me to do something for their #gettheballrolling contest.
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which pretty much resulted in my =3= face.
cos soccer and me don't go hand in hand, my boyfie's fav though...
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I had so much fun chatting that night, i have probably rattled two weeks' worth in one night.

and got myself two very pretty and forgiving friends(cos i talk too much), hurhur~

Adeline and Sheryl. They even gave me hugs before they left.
When I met my boyfie after event, I was all like " OMG THERE ARE GIRLS THAT ACTUALLY DON'T HATE ME AT FIRST IMPRESSION"

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The girls really made my night.
I had so much in a simple #MIGUP event.

edit; Oh yes, before i forgot. A huge shoutout to @derekcai (on migme) , being whisked away by me for a good 10-20minutes and drilled about getting a teaching job in japan. Your tips are really helpful, thank you once again!

Add me up in Migme as well! See you all there!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

They are all ALIVE

[Sponsored]

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Even the tickets are so cute ~~ ♥

Last Sunday, I was given a chance to visit ALIVE Museum with Locke! I wanted to go there when Chiru asked me if I wanted to visit it with Locke, and knowing Locke who likes art, I really wanted to. However, due to zero income and the need to save for my shopping during my trip to Taiwan and Japan during year end, I've decided not to.
Thank universe for being so kind to me, OMYSG invited me as one of the bloggers to ALIVE Museum for a walk!

So I was allowed to bring one partner, naturally, I will bring my PARTNER. Heehee~ ♥

Here is a little information about our Local ALIVE Museum (originated from Korea):

Alive Museum is Singapore’s brand new fun and entertainment destination. Suitable for people of all ages, be it families, couples or tourists, the Alive Museum infuses and modernizes the concept of art into fun and entertainment. Sprawling over 10,000 sqft, more than 80 artwork exhibits are brought ALIVE with 3D painting, shading and drawing techniques that create visual illusions

Visitors will not only be able to experience magical ideas in reality by touching and watching objects, they will be part of the masterpiece.

There were just TOO MANY photos I wanted to share, and I did not want to flood everyone, so I've thrown everything into a video. I hope you guys will enjoy the video as much as I did.

disclaimer: Please note that everything done in the video is for fun, we were having lots of fun. Please do not feel offended in any way. I just love how he makes me laugh so loud in the museum, and it just seems like there is only two of us.



Most of the sets come with a platform for you to "merge" with their artwork as well

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Close up of my hair and makeup in the mirror room while we are waiting for people to clear out so we can move too =3=;;

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Here are some important things about the museum which you would like to note:

Location: Suntec City Mall #03-372 (Between Towers 3 and 4)

Ticket Prices: $25 (Adults), $20 (Children 3-12 yrs)
Operating Hours: 10am – 10pm Daily (Last Admission at 9pm)

Each visit will last you about 1.5hours depending on the crowd, so you might want to plan your time ahead. Mine took about nearly 2hours because it was just before lunch time on a Sunday.

As part of Alive Museum’s efforts to refresh and reinvigorate visitors’ experiences, 30% of paintings will be changed annually.


That is not all!

ALIVE Museum is currently collaborating with BURGER KING tm to bring you a great offer!

All you have to do is to 'like' AliveMuseumSG on facebook and purchase a full-priced ticket!

FINE PRINTS:

- Meal includes Choice of a Fish’N Crisp or Chick’N Crisp burger, one Small fries and one Small coke (worth SGD$7.85) , Burger King is conveniently located beside ALIVE Museum as well.
- Offer valid from 21 June to 30 September 2014. While stocks last.
- Limited to one redemption per adult or child ticket at Burger King Suntec City only.

For more information, please go to : Alive Museum Official Webpage

Thank you OMY.SG and Alive Museum Singapore for this fun date!

note: Please do not steal/use my photos without any written permission for any commercial/promotional activities/facebook sharing. Actions will be taken against those who do so. If you wish to use my pictures, please kindly send me an email at sochii@brasscollective.com .
photo credits to Brasscollective.com

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updated on 14/08
Random picture plugin~ p.s. I've grown wayyyyy too fat ._.

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Happy 8th Month baobei Laogong. Thank you for making me smile and laugh, everyday has been and will be wonderful with you always.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Holy Grail : Eyes, Sleep, Relax

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Ever had days when you simply cannot sleep or your eyes looking really saggy and tired/ swollen?

I do, and so does mr locke *pictured above*


Well, until we got this " MegRhythm Steam EyeMask".

Let me give you a background on MegRhythm.

" Branded under KAO, and produced in Japan. MegRhythm is a well-known Wellness brand in Japan whereby it offers a range of product to support the healthy and active lifestyles of city dwellers. "

MegRhythm Steam Eye Masks comes in 4 different scents : Chamomile-ginger(personal favourite), Fresh Rose, Lavender-sage (locke's favourite), Unscented

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This eyemasks mainly targets females as we are much more conscious of how we look in, as well as face more problems in sleep. However, I feel that in this stressful era, it is meant for BOTH genders, and it works really well too.

Here is how it works:


- Upon wearing, the eye mask will start warming up to 40deg in about 1-2minutes.
- Do not apply pressure on the mask against your eyes, you will feel the gentle heat gradually.
- The heating effect will create steam and relaxes + moisturizes your eyes.
- You will sleep. HAHAHA for sure.


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I suggest to use it just before you sleep, it will really aid your rest.

Here are the problems that me and my boyfriend faced.

Me: Insomnia, dehydrated eyes
Him: Insomnia , swollen eyes

We do not have a before and after picture but let me tell you what happened. You will have to take my word for it, cos everyone is raving about these masks now.

Me: I slept withing 5mins or so, and I woke up with much hydrated eyes + my black eye circles do not look that bad.

Him: He slept within 2 mins of so, and woke up with bright eyes, zero swelling/ redness.



Where to get it?


You can purchase it at Watsons and Guardian outlets at $6.50/box(5 pieces)
For more information: KAO Singapore
Redeem your own sample: MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask Sample @ Samplestore

Verdict: 4.5/5

This is definitely a great innovation! I would use it every night if I have to but the price is a little steep for just 5, so I will probably use it for nights where it is essential (nights before events or important work, maybe holidays to look pretty for pictures)

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Enticed?

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Stand a chance to win yourself a $50 'Relaxation' Kit with MegRhythm!

How to win?

- Follow @MegRhythmSG on instagram
- Take a photo of yourself using MegRhythm Eye Mask in a unique position and tell them why you like MegRhythm Eyemask
- Tag @MegRhythmSG and #MegRhythm in your caption as well

Contest ends 31 July.
Winners will be announced on 7th August 2014

Good Luck!

Special thanks to KAO and samplestore.com for this review.

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p.s. this is a wrong usage picture 8D flip it over! HAHAHAHA

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Ramen Revolution 2014 X Sochii

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Ramen, one of the growing dishes in Singapore as we acquired a much more exquisite taste for it over the years. Demand for good Ramen has been high, as people traveled to the land of Ramen aka Japan, and return to Singapore demanding for the same standards.

Ramen Revolution is here, involving 38 ramen stores and YOU. You get to vote for your poison, and stand a chance to win up to $1,000 worth of food voucher!

That aside, I am no ramen fan to be honest(my poison is Udon), but I do appreciate good food. Just a couple years back, I was introduced to my current Ramen favourite.

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Established in Hakata, Japan in 1985 by founder, Shigemi Kawahara, Ippudo has since expanded all across Japan and overseas – taking the ramen world by storm! With their aim to both innovate while remaining true to traditions, Ippudo@Mandarin Gallery & Ippudo@Mohamad Sultan both guarantee a ramen experience that is both modern and consistent. Try Ippudo@MG’s classic Akamaru Shinaji Ramen or Spicy Miso Tonkotsu for ramen with refined, polished flavors. Ippudo@MS provides a casual, uncompromised dining experience with all the Ippudo classics you enjoy along with offerings such as the Shiromaro Motoaji Ramen and a variety of Kushiyaki side dishes. Discover the flavors that only the acclaimed Ramen King can offer!

Official WEB: http://www.ippudo.com.sg
Shop Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/ippudosg

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I was introduced to Ippudo by one of my good friends, Raistlin (rich guy treated me to a meal there when I was poor). It has been one of my to-go places for Ramen, besides the average ramen store at Mediya ( the Udon was much better but it was replaced by ramen).
My boyfriend has a taste for ramen as well, so I've decided to select Ippudo for this Revolution.

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Queues are one of the less desirable things when I have to eat,but Ippudo makes the queue worthwhile.

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Seated with Locke, who had a hell of a day. Due to the high volume of customers during lunch/dinner hours, do not expect much of a service. The employees there are generally nice and friendly, but they are usually busy so it might take awhile to get their attention.
Food, is served at high speed compared to getting their attention, so you do not have to worry about going hungry for too long after you've placed your order.

Here is why I've chose Ippudo.

Interior
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Ippudo has a funky interior, displaying all their ramen bowls which are marked and coloured.

Original Gyoza
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This expensive plate of gyoza had my tastebuds from the very first meeting.
Locke: Why did you order the gyoza? Expensive. (It was $9 a plate if i recall, we are prolly used to eating those $3-$6 ones)
Me: Eh, but it is nice.
Locke: Is there something special about it?
Me: Nope, it is just very nice. You will know when you try it.

*After trying*
Me: Found anything special about it?
Locke: Nope, but it is just very nice.
Me: Yea

Conclusion : It is just goddamn nice, just go try it.

Miso Tonkutsu Ramen (RAMEN IS THE MAIN HERE DUH!)

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This is one of the rare moments when I am able to finish one whole bowl by myself. It was not due to a smaller portion, because Locke felt satisfied too. The ramen is just plain good.
The broth is flavourful, noodles were not too soggy, side dishes were delish.

There is a huge array of selection from non-spicy to spicy to specials with selectable sides dishes of chashu, flavour egg, seaweed etc. You may download their Menu (without pricing stated) from their official webpage for viewing.

However the downside to the restaurant was the price. This is where we apply the rule "You get what you paid for", the Ramen here is definitely better than your average $8-$15 ramen.

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I hope I have successfully enticed some of you to go ahead and try Ippudo and vote for it in the WAttention Singapore RAMEN REVOLUTION


Simply click on RAMEN REVOLUTION , like WAttention Singapore Facebook Page and START VOTING.

Now if you would excuse me, I am going to go roll around my bed in hunger and agony because I chose to blog this so late into the night T^T.