It brought back many fond childhood memories for Rachel and I and also tickled our funny bones. 《西游记》(Journey to the West) has been made into so many different screen versions through the years, but the 1986 China-made TV version still remains the best in my opinion:
The 孙悟空 (Sun Wu Kong) played by China actor, 六小龄童 (Liu Xiao Ling Tong) remains the most memorable and iconic 孙悟空 ever. All other versions are compared to him as a yardstick till this day:
Bridesmaids is a chick flick I actually enjoyed. It is now showing in Singapore cinemas. I watched the preview with Rachel last Tuesday, thanks to the folks from UIP.
The movie was a suprise hit in the US – it surpassed Knocked Upto become the top-grossing Judd Apatow production yet, grossing an “impressive” $26,247,410 on its opening weekend, the #1 opening comedy and settling for a strong second place behind Thor (via wikipedia).
The cast features largely unknown actors and actresses, but that’s the beauty of it as all of them add equal flavour to this romantic comedy for a holistic appeal.
Rachel thinks Bridesmaids will be a great movie for sisterhood bonding between a bride and her bridesmaids. I, on the other hand, thinks it will be a great movie for those (particularly single ladies) walloping in self-pity to get out of their comfort zone and fix their own loser life instead of always blaming others for their misfortunes.
I would prefer Bridesmaids to phoney “Eat, Pray, Love” yoga and “exotic” Asia crap chick flicks anytime.
Genre: Comedy Cast: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Chris O’Dowd, Ellie Kemper, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Melissa McCarthy, Matt Lucas, Jill Clayburgh, Rebel Wilson, Michael Hitchcock Directed by: Paul Feig Writers: Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig Produced by: Judd Apatow, Clayton Townsend, Barry Mendel Executive Producer: Paul Feig
This spring, Universal Pictures and producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) invite you to experience Bridesmaids. Kristen Wiig leads the cast as Annie, a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony.
Annie’s life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian’s maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she’ll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you’ll go for someone you love.
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I am never going to lose weight if I keep working at food events like this Waterfront Feast at Riverside Point, organised by omy.sg and Riverside Point. Not that I am complaining, being the glutton that I am. 🙂
For the Waterfront Feast event, I got to sample food from four selected F&B outlets in Riverside Point, together with a group of 14 bloggers.
Address:Riverside Point, 30 Merchant Road Nearest MRT Station: Clarke Quay A waterfront dining venue by the beautiful historic Singapore River, Riverside Point will tantalise patrons with popular and unique restaurants like Brewerkz, Harry’s Bar, Jumbo Seafood @ Riverside, Chen Fu Ji Sing Flagship Branch and Café Iguana.
Below are some photos I took at the event as well as some background information on the four F&B outlets, taken from the official website.
1. Jumbo Seafood @ Riverside
The Singapore home grown seafood restaurant group was established in 1987 and after years of continuous effort in providing quality food and service, JUMBO SEAFOOD has grown into a group of 6 restaurants serving live seafood prepared in familiar local and Hong Kong styles. With a team of dedicated and innovative F&B professionals, they strive to serve quality food at reasonable prices in a friendly environment.
2. Café Iguana
Café Iguana, one of Singapore’s favourite Mexican restaurants and bars, features one of Asia’s largest selections of tequilas – over 100 labels of 100% blue agave tequilas and handcrafted mescals- as well as Singapore’s favourite margaritas, made with 100% agave El Charro Reposado and real fruit juices and purees. Café Iguana prides itself on providing the freshest ingredients and serving some of Singapore’s best Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes including sizzling fajitas, chimichangas, and quesadillas.
3. Harry’s Bar
Harry’s has over 30 premium bars conveniently located island wide, and is a must visit for tourists and locals. Harry’s offers a range of fine wines, spirits and a wide selection of beers, one of which is Harry’s own beer label, Harry’s Premium Lager (HPL) which has proven to be a hit since its launch in April 2010. Harry’s is definitely the bar to be in whether it’s to unwind after a day’s work, catch live sports, hang out with a few friends or just for an enjoyable night out!
4. Brewerkz Restaurant & Microbrewery
The iconic full-service restaurant features high quality American-style food and a full range of premium beers handcrafted on-site. You can find up to 13 different types of Brewerkz beer on tap each night, with 6 favourite brews always on tap and a new beer or two coming out each month. They offer all-American cuisine with an emphasis on regional dishes from the Deep South, the South West and California.
We started with the Traditional Eggs Benedict with Smoke Salmon ($14). I like my egg runny and enjoys how the yolk burst into colour when one splice open the egg.
We moved on a whole series of desserts thereafter, starting with The Posh Platter ($22). This includes fingers portion of French brie with truffle oil and cherry tomatoes of a toasted brioche; asparagus wrapped in prosciutto; and smoked salmon tarts with creme fraiche and ocean trout caviar. All are delightful to look at and flavourful to savour.
Next up was a special serving of freshly made Raspberry Chocolate Lollipop. The ladies went all ga-ga when they saw this beautiful little thing served in a poise, mini tray.
This was followed by the 1-Caramel Assiette (5 desserts for $24, perfect for sharing) which invited even more “oohs” and “aahs” from the ladies, captivated by the loveliness and delicacy of the desserts.
The items we tried included:
Tropical Vodka Trifle, a creation of Pineapple Gazpacho Jelly, Pineapple sponge cubes with crystallized baked almonds topped with coconut sorbet.
This looks really messy, but it was delicious!
1-Caramel Baked Alaska, a combination of homemade chunky strawberry and vanilla Madagascar ice cream coated with rhum Italian meringue on top of a nutty chocolate brownie.
Earl Grey Creme Brulee, an infusion of earl grey tea leaves in a traditional French baked custard dessert served with grissini cheese straws dusted with tea and icing powder.
Raspberry Lychee Rose Pannacotta, Lychee Lemon Compote, a combination of two exquisite puree scented with the essence of rose in a classic Italian cold pudding served with chunky lychee and lemon compote.
Death by Chocolate by no means suggests that one would perish after eating it. But its pure chocolately goodness that extends from the Varlhona Sofiato molten cake to the dark chocolate sorbet, and bits of different pieces laid behind.
Midori Macaron, 1-Caramel’s signature green tea macaron filled with tonka bean compote and Japanese Yuzu ice cream.
A chocolate lover, without question, my votes goes to Death by Chocolate as the favourite item on the platter.
To round up the evening, two fluffy Souffles were served:
The Souffles were really lovely. I like the Asian infusion into this classic French dessert. I will be back for this with Rachel.
The day ended with some group photo taking. Good food, new friends, a cosy ambient what more can one ask for in an evening date? 🙂