Thursday, March 2, 2017

New fast dining choice: Kaisen Tei

It has been a while, peeps! I've never got to finish my blog about my eating trips in Korea because I was so busy with work, and straight after I quit, i flew in the same direction again to Japan (=A=)/ I have been busy, I have ate really well, and I have gained 6 KG in the past 1 year (Q-Q) What is this scary lack of discipline?

Despite that, being a glutton for good sashimi, I've picked up another awesome invite from MOF (Ministry of Food) to their new concept store, Kaisen Tei.

I would give you tons of information about this place, and the company but really, who cares? We are all here for the food. All you need to know is Ministry of Food serves good food.

Kaisen Tei : Chirashi-don concept, casual dining.
That being said, for those who do not understand " Chirashi don", "don" is basically a bowl of rice, and "chirashi" is a variety of ingredients. Pretty much like the Japanese version of Economy rice.

Situated in an eye-catching area on the 3rd floor of 313 @ Somerset.

Menu on the table

Upon arrival, you will usually be greeted by the warm staff ( like every other MOF establishment), but do be patient if it is during crunch hour. Menu will be displayed outside of the diner and there are copies promoting their signatures and mains as well.

This is a SELF-SERVICE location as it promotes takeaways as well for busy individuals, so do order at the counter first before getting comfy if you are not in rush.

Open kitchen so you can "supervise" your food.

Our dons order to be served.

On to the food!

Signatures and add-ons in small little cups behind.

Highly recommended must-try dishes of the day would definitely be the Kaisen Signatures, the Kaisen-don and salad. (Kaisen means seafood, by the way)

Soaked in a light shoyu-based seafood sauce, and arranged with 4 types of seafood, this dish stole my heart (or tummy) for the day.
Seafood mains include salmon, maguro (tuna), mekajiki (swordfish) and hotate(scallop). Accompanied by other ingredients such as tamagoyaki (egg), cucumber, ikura (fish roe), sweet pickles, sesame seed and spring onions.

The sauce compliments the seafood as it is not heavy, and emphasizes the taste of the fresh ingredients. However, if you are not a fan of the raw ingredients, you may skip to customization or a "hot" main.

Specimen B of Word from the Kitchen is not a salad person.

From left to right: Negitoro don(fatty tuna), Aburi Salmon don(torched, semi cooked), Customized don.

Next up, are a few other don choices that was served to us as well ( you can bet your ass that I've put on another KG after this tasting).

I only had a slight tasting of the negitoro, so I could not really give much of an opinion. The negitoro was good, but you can listen of the ramblings of the kitchen guy who loves negitoro more that me at his post HERE.

I did not touch the aburi salmon as it belonged to another blogger, but I do have a good amount off the custom don.

Unique to Kaisen Tei, the food pros understand that not everyone likes what is made for them. Since not everyone has the same taste, Kaisen Tei has it covered.

2 different choice of main, 4 Types of sauce, 8 types of seafood, 11 toppings. ENDLESS COMBINATION.

You will get to select rice or salad, depending on your hunger/diet at the moment.

4 types of sauces which is, if I can say, each of a different world.

- Kaisen : Light shoyu seafood sauce
- Wasabi Yuzu : Tangy and refreshing yuzu sauce with an almost negligible hint of wasabi ( I hate wasabi, if I say it is good, you better try it.)
- Wafu : Onion based sauce (goes well with almost everything)
- Yakiniku : Red meat sauce on the heavier side (If you dislike the freshness of the raw fish, you can select this)

After you select everything, there is an option to "Aburi (torch)" your selection as well so that you do not have to eat a completely raw dish if you want to try the freshness of their catch, and yet reserved about the taste.

Curry Rice~♡

Last but not least, the curry menu. However, what I want to bring your attention to is not the curry, but the pork katsu.

Soft and tender, juicy and crunchy. If you are a fan of pork and japanese curry, this is one katsu you must try (Warning: very filling).

Everyone is always concerned about the pricing, so here you go, the order chits. In my opinion, it is quite affordable for a good bowl of fresh sashimi and rice and you get to choose within your budget. No more breaking the bank to have a good bowl of don.

In case if you are wondering why the bowls and the cutlery are disposable, as mention right at the start, this place promotes takeaways for busy people in the town area but provide seats to cater to diners who would like to enjoy their dons fresh out of kitchen as well. I think it is a very good option for people who changes their minds at the very last minute to takeaway too, no waiting time! Just cover your food and bring it with you.

Kaisen Tei is now officially open, and will be set to open more stores as well! Eyes on their facebook page for more updates!

Address: 313 Orchard Road, #03-41, 313 @ Somerset, Singapore 238859

Opening Hours:

Mon - Thurs : 1130 HRS ~ 2200 HRS
Fri - Sat / Eve : 1130 HRS ~ 2230 HRS
Sun / PH : 1130 HRS ~ 2200 HRS

More information at Kaisen Tei Facebook Page

Special thanks to M.O.F again for hosting us for this event.


*random plug*

Met Jonathan from JtheJon , it has been so long since we last hung out and he is such a mature handsome now hur~~

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Let's #Meokja , Everland!

This is how I probably look like the whole morning cos it is frustrating to deal with adults. #icantadulttoday not when I am headed to funland Everland~

Apparently, they had some panda Le Bao thingy going on, so the tic stubs look like this.

and he also made it was Halloween deco, cos initially he was kinda sad that he will be missing Halloween in camp.

One of the displays that has not changed, but a lot has changed in Everland. Things that do not require cash now requires kachings. Free hologram shows are now chargeable, it makes me so very sad.

challenged the largest rollercoaster there as well, and my bro plucked up all his courage to go with us as well~

It was one hell of ride, even I was slightly shaken.10/10 will ride again~~

After all those screaming, everyone was so hungry so we had some chips,meat, mac n cheese. It was nothing spectacular really since it was fastfood in a themepark.

After that, i was convinced by Brandie to company him through the Haunted Maze, it was some haunted house with a background story of a clinic used for illegal experiments.

When i was 20,i swore off haunted houses. 6 yrs later, i think i should stick too it. I spent like 90% of the time hiding my face in his hoodie.

I got a bunny clip as a reward though ♡♡♡

After a long day in the park, we went home pretty late, and well. This is the last meokja for the day~


It was a fun day to be sharing on the day itself, but my day ended in tears as I ope ed my facebook page to find out Chiaki has left us. Chiaki/debbie/autymn joan, yuuto's faceup artist, a chirpy pretty lady left this world for a better place today.

I cried so hard on the train back that I had no mood to blog.

At least she doesnt have to suffer anymore.
Rest well, Chiaki ♡

Monday, October 3, 2016

Not-so-successful #MeokJa

Day 2 in Korea!

picture is of a mobile cafe with a Mi-nam(pretty boy) in suit~ mojito in the morning anyone?

Today's itinerary is Gwang Jang Market and Dongdaemun~~ as expected, it isn't exactly a fulfiling trip if travelling with a huge group along with elderly people. Grandpa was being grumpy cos he had to walk, alot.

GwangJang Market is a place with food,but it is like... 20 over stores owned by different people selling the same 3-4 kinds of food over n over.

#fail meokja shot (a "before" shot contributed by Brandie)

I had redbean porridge for the first time and it was a true Gintoki special ♡♡♡
It was really filling and you could actually adjust the sweetness to your liking with sugar, and it doesn't start out as sweet at all, just bland redbean goo. The game changes when you get the sugar in \0/

After GwangJang Market, we scoot over to Dongdaemun. They were selling fake Copahengan bunnies EVERYWHERE but I couldn't find a mint colour one for Cookie.

Dongdaemun is a awesome area for wholesale EVERYTHING.
From towels to fabric to clothes, everything comes in bulk purchases in the old shopping galleries.

We bought boots but that will come in a shopping post next time.

Went back to our area in gwancheol dong and had freaking awesome Taco Bell for lunch. It is kinda sad that there is not many, if not none, in Singapore anymore. Eating it makes me wonder why I did not try it when I first saw it really.

He goes for a before picture, and I'll do the aftermath muahahaha \0/

This was downright wicked. Melted cheddar and mozarella in the middle of a wrap and taco shell with bulgogi in it (he had the beef one but not my type)

After that, it was true blue food coma.
He was out for about 2 hours, I was out for about 3. Just couldn't stay awake after all that food.

Dinner was homecooked, so not too convenient to do a #meokja photo cos elderly was around..gosh. The inconvenience of having them around, but i love 'em cos you pretty much don't have much time to travel with your grandparents really.

my mom and her yoga-ed tushie, cutting the meat for everyone~

that's it for today!

Everland tomorrow!! I wonder if I will be able to do a #meokja post since playing will be the main focus. Maybe, I'll write a shopping post tomorrow...

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Korea #Meokja

So some might have know that I've just landed in Korea this morning and it is NOT a smooth day, and I may or may not have caught a cold from the full day of rain.

Will be trying to do posts as much as I can as well for this trip hopefully.

That aside, I've been watching "Let's Eat" and "Let's Eat II" frequently as some might have known from my facebook as well cos I was complaining the highly irritating main characters.

Inspired by Shiksha-nim, Goo Dae Young, I am going to do a series of post mimicking his way of presenting food~~~

1st meal in KR!

It really doesn't make sense that my first korea meal is Japanese, but withthe heavy rain and lack of brollies, we could only head nearby to this family restaurant, かつや (katsuya).

I swear there isn't much famous expensive katsu in Singapore that can match up to this humble family restaurants. Ordered curry cheese katsu and it was so damn good, and it was not oily or greasy at all like most katsu made in Singapore. It was definitely easy on my stomach, and I finished my meal in record timing.

boyfie was still eating after I am long done~ hurhurhur
damage: 6,500 ₩ per plate

2nd Meal~

We scooted off to a restaurant bar after a nap to recover from a long wet day.

Best name for the bar: BROS

I was pretty amused and we had pepperoni pizza which was alright but a gamechanger was ordered as well.

Cream Dokbokki(rice cake)~ more like nacho cheese dokbokki to me though.

The sauce went really well with the pizza and dokbokki was really filling.

He is always darn savage when it comes to eating at night, I just don't know where all the food goes to.

total damage: 28,000₩ (inclusive of 2 softdrinks)

I am totally stuffed like a christmas turkey now.

Gonna go succumb to food coma and ready up for tomorrow!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

It was all over before I know it.

It has been awhile since i wrote here. I left this blog with the happiest feelings and I came back here with the worst.

The worst thing you can do while getting over a breakup is reading tons of love stories, love manga and looking the lovely couple pictures on the net. All those kisses and hugs that is missed, and the warmth you feel upon your back, face and neck.
It is especially unbearable when you are coup in your room alone on a weekend after a busy week. It just feels extremely cold and soundless, even now that I am typing. There is only the whirling of my fan and the sound of my fingernails clacking on the keyboard.

But yes, it has been 73 days since we broke up. The feeling of sadness has never left me for long.
It gets hard for me, and i m sure for people who have the break ups too. The places we laughed at, both our rooms hold so much memories.
The one who can really feel the most relieve is the one who doesn't take every moment seriously.

They always say that no one ever loses in a game, but I've believed otherwise. Someone will always lose out, and the one who usually does is the one who loves too much and is very afraid of losing the other.
I've never lost this badly, and it hurts too much.
Sometimes I just want time to stop, so that I can stop feeling anything.
It is never easy to push away the one you love, and ones who can do it are usually so brutal.

As much as I wish for your happiness every night, I wish for mine as well.
It is becoming undeniable that a huge crack has been shoved in between us, but it was only because one of us failed to make the effort to pull it back together.
It is always hard to push back land with cracks but it was never impossible.

I hope that someday, you find what you are truly looking for because I just feel that I am slowly fading away.
Isn't it just fine like that?

People are born with a purpose, and to be needed by someone.
When the whole world stops paying attention to them, they cease to exist even if they are breathing.

It is just a bramble of words I am typing out without really thinking them through because it is just so painful everyday.
I am going to start blogging here again as much as I can because there are just some things which are not appropriate for a business website.
It was never right to begin with, so why does it hurt when it have to end?

I guess somewhere inside me, I knew it wasn't going to work out when it all first started because it was never suppose to be like that in the first place.
I can't wear the rings you give me anymore without tearing up.
It has been such a disappointment, as always.

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...


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.


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.


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.


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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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:

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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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:

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

- Henry


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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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.