29 Nov 2014

Disney's Big Hero 6.

"Hello. I am Baymax. I'm your personal healthcare companion"

What would you do if you have a robot who hugs you when you are cold or feeling sad? Or a robot that will help you reduce your pain and suffering?

In the futuristic world of San Fransokyo, Tadashi Hamada (Daniel Hanney) invented an inflatable robot which could do all of the above. His brother, Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter) is a boy genius who graduated high school at the age of 13. (why cant I. -sigh-)

Some badass stole Hiro's microbots, which could be controlled by neurotic activities and is super cool, and Hiro's brother died in the process.

So, a very upset Hiro partnered up with the adorable Baymax (Scott Adsit) to find his brother's killer, along with the help of a few of Tadashi's friends: Wasabi (Damon Wayans Jr.), GoGo (Jamie Chung), Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez), and Fred (T.J. Miller).

It is inspired by the Marvel's superheroes of the same name. (I prefer Baymax as a huge huggable robot instead of a dragon. oops)

The movie is super cute if you like animated movies and not detest childishness.

"So are you saying that a man in a Kabuki mask attacked you?"

And Mochi that cat. THE FLUFFINESS!

I think the plot is pretty average, with the vengeance and all, plus an unexpected villain. However, I'd say that you'll enjoy the laughs from the movie.

Here's why you should love Baymax if you havn't already.

The movie debuted Fall Out Boy's Immortals, which is pretty addictive for me. Most of their songs are so catchy!

So, I guess that is all for now. Hahaha I can't say anything much cause I'm biased towards cute things.

- image Googled-

26 Nov 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - part 1

Apparently, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - part 1 has the biggest opening in 2014.

I've been a fan of The Hunger Games series since a few years back when the first two books were released. I was thrilled when they decided to shoot a series of movies based on the trilogy. To be frank, the prices of the books skyrocketed when the first installment was on the big screens. I bought those books at a promotional price back in 2010 and to see them rise that high up two years ago. Wow.

After finishing the books twice, I guess I knew how the story would go. My friends and family members who are lazy enough to not read the books would want me to tell them the storyline and plot and how it would end. I don't always spoil movies for them but well, since they asked for it.. One of my friends was shocked when I told her the guy she admired very much in Catching Fire (the second installment) will die in the end.. Well, I'm not saying who died. You'd know if you read the books haha

So, the movie.

We watched it back-to-back with Big Hero 6. I guess you could call it a mini marathon? Or is two movies to short to be called a movie marathon? I don't really know.

Ah. Even the logo is impressive. So fiery. So rebel-ish.

The teaser from a few months back. Much wow. SO MUCH WHITE, IT IS BLINDING.
Peeta Mallark (Josh Hutchinson) did not make it out of the dome in the 75th Hunger Games and got captured by President Snow (Donald Sutherland) instead and is used for propaganda to stop the rebellions' plans to overthrow the Capitol.

On the other hand, the Mockingjay and the face of the rebellion, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is in District 13 with her mother (Paula Malcomson), Prim (Willow Shields), and Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth) after the Capitol bombed the whole District 12, where she used to call her home.

District 4 tribute Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin) and District 12's Haymitch Albernathy (Woody Harrelson) is also at District 13 with Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman), ex-Head Gamemaker who was secretly a rebellion leader.

President Coin (Julianne Moore) is the head of the rebel army in District 13. It was thought that District 13 was bombed and destroyed years ago but they survived and built underground tunnels and homes.

Hmm. What else?

Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) got a new look in District 13, way different from her Capitol days.

Quite a number of new characters are introduced in District 13, like Cressida (Natalie Dormer), Boggs (Mahershala Ali), Castor (Wes Chatham) and Pollux (Elden Henson) who is an Avox (someone who had his tongue cut out).

I guess that I like the movie but..
There are just so many innocent deaths. And a lot of bombing.
President Snow gets on my nerves (which i guess was the main idea).

It's kind of dark too.

I don't know. I just get so sentimental nowadays.

And personally, I really like Jennifer Lawrence's version of The Hanging Tree in the movie despite her having dreaded singing the song. She has a strong character and I like this girl so much. Very much. I mean, she's has her own style and she's not as fake as some other celebrities.

Random news: Guy in Thailand used the three-finger salute in a protest. Whoa.

In the rolling credits, there's also a tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman, who passed away early February. Thank you.

The next movie is scheduled for sometime about this time in 2015. I've also read reports that there will be other spin-off movies too. (I hope that that is true)

- images Googled or from the Official THG FB page -

And, of course, if you are looking for trinkets or accessories, visit my Instagram / Facebook shop!

17 Nov 2014

TiPsy Brew O'Coffee, Setia Walk.

After Big Spoon, we hopped to our next destination at random (well, still somewhere in Setia Walk)

How do you like your coffee? Hand dripped? Siphoned?

The first thing that I'd notice when I pushed open the front door to the cafe was the aroma of the coffee. That heavenly divine smell just called to every part of me.

There are even books hanging from the ceiling! (hello phone camera)

As I said in the earlier post, it was a weekday noon and we decided to relax a little and talk over food.
There aren't many people in the late morning and we felt ever so comfortable and cozy there. It's simply a lovely place.

Well, the menu gave me a tiki kind of feeling. You know, like at an island and you have these huts made of bamboo and.. you get the point.

Coffee. Well, I feel that I'm in love again.

They sell puddings, cakes, brunch, etc. but we just had coffee and cakes.

First came the Affogato with Valrhona Dark Chocolate (RM19.10).
I just have to say that I love it very much. The ice-cream is a Forty Lick Valrhona dark chocolate and well... I have a soft spot for Valrhona. Damn. Even though I've recently had Valrhona at the TASTE MIGF 2014 event, I still crave for it. It's just so indulging. I'm in heaven :)
It appears that the affogato here lived up to its name. (once again, I'm in love)

Then their Halloween special - Strawberry Latte (RM 9.90)
Yes, I said Halloween. (this post is soooo overdue)
The presentation is so nice! It really was not unlike Halloween. Looks a lot like blood in a chalice. The strawberry at the bottom of the glass and the strawberry ice cubes, together with the latte is neither too sweet nor too bland. We were very satisfied with it.

Next up, the Blueberry Cheese (RM 9.90)
The Snoopy next to it is just adorable and it seemed as though it was bored waiting for us to finish taking photos of the cake and urging us to eat the cake (nah, just my imagination talking).
The blueberry cheese was not too sweet, just the way I like it. It was also moist, unlike some other drier varieties I've had.

And the Toffee Banana (RM 9.90)
One of my friends requested for an art of five girls (cause there were five of us) and we really didn't expect this! Hahaha it's really cute and thanks for the effort guys! We love it so much even though it wasn't a portrait of us :P

What can I say, banana is one of my favourite fruits. They were definitely generous with the bananas. And I didn't get much as the cake was gone after I had a mouth or two. Darnit.

Oh well. Someone recently took a liking to posting my photos on social medias so I've decided to put a nice photo of her instead (see how good a friend I am).

-the two pix above from An Shi-

Spongebob shirt. Yes it is.

Taking photos before eating. Checked.
Crazy photo techniques. Checked.
Have a great time. Checked.

Food: 8.5/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Price: 7.5/10
Service: 9/10
Overall: 8.5/10

(based on personal experience)

TiPsy Brew O'Coffee
C-07-G, Block C, 
Setiawalk, Persiaran Wawasan, 
Pusat Bandar Puchong, 
47160 Puchong,

Tel No.: 03-58790790
FB page: TiPsy Brew O' Coffee
Operating Hours: 
11:00 am - 11:00 pm (Tue - Fri)
9:30 am - 11:00 pm (Sat - Sun)

Big Spoon, Setia Walk.

So, a few friends and I went to Setia Walk for cafe/restaurant hopping. First and foremost, I felt thrilled as I've never been to Puchong for food before. And it's with friends. Yippee!

That said, here's one of the stops we've made.

With all the fuss about Boat Noodle (being small portions of noodles in huge bowls) and mini-sized food, we decided to have a go at Big Spoon, Setia Walk (obviously serving small portions of noodles in big spoons)

They only have two main dishes there, the chicken cold noodle and also dumplings. They have rice wine soup too but we only had the chicken cold noodles, which are RM1.90 each.

There are two kind of sauces (or in this case, oil) to add on the chicken noodles. The yellow one (Szechuan peppercorn) makes you feel numb and the red one (red chilli) is spicy, as the labels said.

For me, well, the red one.. is a dangerous one. I'm good with spicy food but it numbs the tongue long after the meal so beware. You've been warned. I only had a few drops of it and well, it's quite an experience.

Apparently, it's a Szechuan cuisine and the chicken cold noodles are not really my thing. 
Drizzled with their homemade sauce, the cold noodles are served with shredded chicken and cucumber, and also some spring onion.

To be honest, I'm not a fan of icy cold noodles but the springy noodles here are the best part of the dish. The homemade sauce of the noodles is quite weird for me. I couldn't exactly describe the taste of it. A little sweet and that's all I could say. 

You may or may not like it, so why not just try it and decide for yourself?

It was a weekday morning and there weren't many people there. I find it a good place to sit down and talk to friends. And that was what we did over our short stop.

P.S. I love it when you could order a few dishes here and there and share it with your friends. This way you'd be able to get more variety and not get bloated!

Food: 6.5/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Price: 7/10
Service: 8.5/10
Overall: 7.5/10

(based on personal experience)

Big Spoon
D-7-G, Block D, 
SetiaWalk, Persiaran Wawasan, 
Pusat Bandar Puchong, 
47100 Puchong, 

Operating Hours: 11am - 10pm
Tel No.: 012-357 5865

8 Nov 2014

Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee, Chow Kit.

Another spontaneous breakfast trip after one of my mom's company's events. There was no argument when Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee was nominated for breakfast. Therefore, the photos were taken by my Samsung Galaxy S4 instead of the usual D90. :P

I've only been to the Publika branch but I've wanted to go to the original one since I was introduced to Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee.

After a few minutes' drive from Tasik Titiwangsa, we've arrived at our destination.

It was the same day as the Terri Fox Run and there were quite a few runners there. However, there's no queue there and it's a relief for us as we were quite hungry then.

Let's see. We ordered 11 bowls of noodles.
The fragrance of the fried onion is there and the poached egg is nicely served. I find the noodles to be moist. Some of the chilli pan mee I've had are quite dry and I dislike that. I usually have to add some soup to moisten the noodles but this is an exception.

However, the noodles were a little bit salty that day. Our table agreed on that. I'm not sure if that happens every day or just that particular day since that's my first time there.

Again, while chilli pan mee, add in a small amount of chilli flakes at a time or else you'd scorch your tongue trying to finish the whole bowl of noodles!

They also sell soup noodles but the chilli pan mee is still the best dish there.

I heard that the service is quite lousy there but we did not receive any bad treatment there and the boss was quite OK. Perhaps it's because it's still not lunch time (a.k.a. busy time)?

Oops. I've forgotten the exact price but it is about RM6 or RM7 per bowl.

Another of my fav pan mee places has got to be Tian Yake Ban Mian :3 It does not specialise in chilli pan mee but soup mushroom pan mee, which is the ultimate pan mee for me.

Food: 8.5/10 (probably more if it weren't salty that day)
Ambiance: 7/10
Price: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Overall: 7.6/10

(based on personal experience)

Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee
40 Ground Floor, 
Jalan Dewan Sultan Sulaiman 1, 
Off Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, 
Chow Kit, 
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Contact No.: 016-372 8069
Operating Hours: 
7:30am - 9:00pm (weekdays)
7:30am - 4:30pm (weekends)
closed on the last Sunday of the month

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