Sunday, December 4, 2016

UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS Movie Review

The fifth installment to the blockbustor franchise, Underworld: Blood Wars opens in cinemas 1 Dec 2016.

Genres: Action | Horror
Running Time: 92 minutes


UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS official trailer



UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS Synopsis
The next installment in the blockbuster franchise, UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her.  With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must put a stop to the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means having to make the ultimate sacrifice.


Movie Review
I have not watched the earlier installment of the movie so I am unable to compare it against the earlier installments of the blockbuster movie, however, I'm still able to catch the flow of the movie via multiple flashbacks.  The movie title seems appropriate as there is much bloodshed through out the movie, and with some intimate scenes, this explains why the movie is rated M18 only. Kate Beckinsale looks damn hot in her black catsuit when doing her fighting stunts. I will rate it a 3/5.  Psst... there will be a 6th installment and hopefully it will fare even better than this.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A Taste of 300 years tradition with Singapore's First-ever Yuzu Bath at Yunomori Onsen & Spa

Yunomori, the first and only authentic Japanese onsen with the largest variety of pools in Singapore, is bringing in the first-ever yuzu bath, which will be available for a  limited time until 31 Dec 2016.


Guests can enjoy all-day access to the onsen facilities at S$38+ only, where everything is provided for.  From locker facilities to yukata, towel, use of luxury brand Puri Alchemy’s toiletries and other lifestyle amenities. Apart from yuzu bath, guests can also have enjoy other onsen baths variations, including Soda Bath, Bubble Bath, Jet Bath and Cold Bath; and other facilities such as the Sauna and Steam Room and lounge where they rejuvenate their senses.


One's body will be supremely receptive to the benefits of massage, after the relaxation of Onsen bath. Guests can choose to add on the authentic Thai spa therapies that last between 30 - 90 minutes of massage treatment, with an additional fee from S$30+ to S$118+.

The yuzu bath has been a tradition practised by the Japanese on the winter solstice day, since early 18th century. It is believe that the yuzu bath can help to ward off winter colds and the common flu.  Other benefits include, enhancing the skin condition to become smoother, more radiant and moisturised.  With yuzu containing citrus acids and vitamin C, the bath also help to heal chapped skin. The oil from the yuzu stimulates the circulatory and digestive systems. The bath is especially beneficial for busy Singaporeans with hectic lifestyle, as it helps to alleviate body aches and back pains, and improve blood circulation as well.


Together with the launch of Yuzu bath, the Yunomori cafe will also dole out yuzu-themed mainstays.  

Quenched your thirst with the refreshing Yuzu Soda - S$5+or the velvety rich flavoured Yuzu Smoothie - S$5.50+. 


Enjoy the Yuzu Udon - S$9.80+, ), where the plain al dente udon is served chilled, with an added tangy note from the yuzu.


Cap off the experience with Yuzu Sorbet ($4.50+), a great dessert to combat Singapore’s humid weather.


Apart from the Yuzu-theme dishes, you can also try on other main courses, which are just as delectable.

Japanese Assorted Platter - S$17.80+, the platter is definitely a very stomach filling one, with  ), this platter consists of a good portion of Teriyaki Chicken, Saba Fish, Salad, miso soup, fish cakes,  Japanese pearl rice and mochi, etc.  This platter can even be shared among 2 whom are of smaller appetite.



Chicken Karaage Curry - S$13.80+, with crispy deep fried chicken karaage and potatoes, served with Japanese pearl rice, salad and miso soup 





Yunomori Onsen & Spa December Promotion

1-for-1 Onsen Happy Hour Promotion
Yunomori’s 1-for-1 happy hour promotion is back by popular demand, and extended till 31 Dec 2016, T&Cs applied.  Now you can experience the first authentic Japanese Onsen in Singapore at only $19+ per pax (U.P. $38+)! The onsen entry pass entitles access to different variations of onsen baths including Soda Bath, Bubble Bath, Jet Bath and Cold Bath, part from the Yuzu bath and other facilities such as Steam Room, Sauna and  lounge. Promotion is valid from Mon - Wed, 7pm – 11pm only.


2-To-Go Massage
Yunomori Onsen & Spa is also offering weekday special massage promotions, which will be available from 1st December to 31st December, from Mondays to Thursdays (10am-6pm).

60-minute Thai Massage @ S$138 for 2 pax (UP: S$176)
90-minute Aroma Oil Massage @ S$199 for 2 pax (UP: S$276)

Christmas Gift Card Promotion
It's the festive season of the year again!  Treat your love ones to  a  unique  relaxation  and  rejuvenation  experience  at Yunomori  Onsen  &  Spa.  The gift cards come in any denominations and can be used to purchase onsen passes, spa treatments and food and beverages at Yunomori cafe! What's more? Enjoy 5% OFF and 2 free onsen passes for $500 worth of gift cards purchased, and 10% OFF and 5 free onsen passes, with $1,000 worth of gift cards purchased! Valid till 31 December 2016.


Yunomori Onsen & Spa
Kallang Wave Mall, #02-17/18 1 Stadium Place, Singapore 397628
(Take escalator near the exit of NTUC FairPrice; Carpark B Area 3/4)
Nearest MRT: Stadium
Tel:  6386 4126 / 6385 7985
Opening Hours:  10.00 am. – 11.00 pm daily


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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Dester Singapore Gold Cup 2016 @ Singapore Turf Club

Thanks to GengHui, I get the chance to attend this year's Singapore Dester Gold Cup 2016 at Singapore Turf Club.  It is with regrets that he has to give the event a miss last minute due to loss of his loved one, my condolences goes to him and his family.

The Dester Singapore Gold Cup is actually the Singapore Turf Club's annual charity race day.  This year, together with Tote Board, the club will be donating $1.5 million back to the community and society.

As most people are aware, I am one who seldom wear dress and put on make up, however, as a respect for the event, I have put on some light make up and wear a simple little black dress for the occasion.

Image credit: Victor Lim
However, when I reached the Singapore Turf Club, I felt myself much under-dressed as compared to the rest...


Mediacorp Artistes: Francis Yip 葉世品 and Chen Tian Wen 陳天文


Nonetheless, I have a great time catching up with some of the blogger friends and meeting new friends...

Together with Emily & Elaine, Image Credit: Yuki Ng

Together with Silver Ang

Together with Celestia, Yuki, Karen & Regina, Image Credit: Yuki Ng

Since young,  I've never been outstanding and in no way, stand out among the crowd... but on that day, I have a chance to be a "star", directed and posed for some pictures to be taken by Yuki...

Cheers with Emily, Image Credit: Yuki Ng

Although the angle of above picture does not seems very flattering for me but I love the above shot captures both Emily and I enjoying ourselves...

I am also tasked as Yuki's Photographer of the day, doing something I've always enjoyed... The below pose is actually directed by Yuki herself and I really love how she can naturally pose in front of the camera.


Great friends and great beer (100% malt Dester Beer), this is not all, we also get to enjoy the sumptuous buffet spread and lovely music from live singing at the same time.  You can even strike a pose, together with the beautiful event models!

Sumptuous Buffet Spread

Live Singing Performance

Beautiful event models

Being in the VIP ballroom, beside having the comfort of seating in the air-condition room to view the horse races via the hanging TVs, we can also seat / stand around the full glass window area to have a bird's eye view of the entire horse race.

Image Credit: Yuki Ng

We are also invited to a tour to the horse viewing area where viewers can catch glimpses of the horse's condition before each race started, which helps them gauge/predict the horses' performance.

At the horse viewing area



We also headed up to the grandstand area where we view horse races LIVE!  It is rather interesting to see behind the scene, how jockeys need to weigh in and weigh out of the race to ensure that the horse are carrying the correct assigned weight (jockey + their kit including the saddler). And how the winning jockey of each race got interviewed...

At the Grandstand area

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Having visited Singapore Turf Club, there is no excuse not to try your luck, as the Chinese sayings goes, a little gambling can be pleasurable. So with Yuki's suggestion, I placed a small bet of $5 each for Win and Place in Race# 09 and am lucky to have won a little amount...  Thank you Yuki!

Collecting my winning money, Image Credit: Yuki Ng

The day at the Dester Singapore Gold Cup 2016 has been a fun-filled day, playing the role of a blogger, model, photographer, opportunist, & winner!  

Thank you the Singapore Turf Club and Dester Beer for having me...

Image Credit: Emily Chong

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