Archive | June, 2008

We Ate This Updated – Tony Roma’s Ribs – Pavilion

Awesome ribs, a bit pricey tho!

Tony Roma's Beef Ribs

I’ve been meaning to try out this place for quite some time, will check out the Cineleisure one too.

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Tony Roma’s – Ribs, Seafood & Steak – Pavilion, KL

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Movie Review – Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – Whipsnapping!

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

In 1957, Indiana Jones is thrust back in action, venturing into the jungles of South America in a race against Soviet agents to find the mystical Crystal Skull.

So Indy is finally back with the 4th part and high expectations with the first Indiana Jones movie back in 1981 being one of the best movies ever made (Raiders of the Lost Ark – #16 on IMDB). The Last Crusade was good too, Temple of Doom wasn’t so great but was still enjoyable. All in all a great trio of movies..I was excited about Indy 4 coming out since it was rumoured then announced..

Finally I got the chance to watch it!

All in all it was good, it wasn’t fantastic…it won’t go down in the archives as a classic like Raiders of the Lost Ark but it was pretty decent.

Does Harrison still have it as Indy? Yeah he does! He kicked butt. I have to say the humour of the earlier films wasn’t there in this one. It seemed a little too polished and a little less fantastic.

Our man held his end up tho, old he may be he still rocked and he was still pure Indy!

Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones

Shia LaBeouf was actually pretty decent and far less annoying than I expected him to be, Ray Winstone was far less of a bad-ass than he usually plays.

The rest of the cast were good, not a lot of depth to the characters though and I think the first time I’ve seen Cate Blanchett playing a real baddy.

The action sequences were good although the ending was a bit ‘WTF is this ID4?’

It’s certainly lacking the magic and suspense of the earlier 3 movies..I’d have to say so far this is the worst Indy.

Direction was good of course by Spielberg but mainly I think it’s the script that let it down, should they have made this movie? I guess not…but they did, I hope they don’t make another. Let Indy live as a legend!

All in all I’d give it a worth watching 6/10.

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Nuffnang Wild ‘Live’ Blogging Party – June 21st Hartamas

So the party was a blast! Loads of people turned up and the outfits were fantastic, all different kinds, self made, cobbled together from existing stuff and the more flashy rented outfits (gorillas and cows were popular).

Liang was a great emcee as usual and it was a good night all in all, nice food, good company, loads of bloggers and free beer (yay!).

I was keeping it real in my mad tiger skin.

ShaolinTiger

I didn’t wear it all the time as it was hot inside and out…and the jacket was quite thick.

Firdy doesn’t need the monkey mask, Nicholas doesn’t look too impressed.

Nicholas and Firdorilla

The hawt nuffies before one of them had to cover up..

Nuffies

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Movie Review – The Incredible Hulk – HULK SMASH!

The Incredible Hulk

Scientist Bruce Banner desperately hunts for a cure to the gamma radiation that poisoned his cells and unleashes the unbridled force of rage within him: The Hulk. Living in the shadows–cut off from a life he knew and the woman he loves, Betty Ross–Banner struggles to avoid the obsessive pursuit of his nemesis, General Thunderbolt Ross.

The new Hulk movie came somewhat out of the blue and very quickly after the fabulous Ironman, it’s another Marvel production and considerably better than the first Ang Lee effort “Hulk“. It wasn’t as hyped as Ironman and perhaps they should have bought it out first…

Not to say it’s not a good movie, but it’s hard to compete after Ironman. It’s doing well om IMDB with a 7.9 at the moment – I’d say it’ll go down to somewhere about 7-7.2 as it’s not quite that good.

Some found the Ang Lee version much to ‘talky’, this one is a bit slow in the beginning too – it does pick up. Hulk is a sad story after all and thankfully it’s much better played out in this version though.

Edward puts in a good performance as the weakling Banner trying to hide away and solve his problem with Gamma poisoning.

Edward Norton as Bruce Banner

Liv Tyler is a bit annoying, she seems to be lacking depth..the Hulk on the other hand is fantastic. Especially the show down with the Abomination!

Hearing those immortal words of “Hulk Smash” was fantastic.

The Incredible Hulk

The rest of the cast was solid, William Hurt was great as the general and looked as though he came straight out of the book. Tim Roth was good as the slightly twisted Blonsky and the rest of the cast supported well (with the cameos from Stan Lee and the REAL Hulk Lou Ferrigno).

The Hulk is a bit of a one dimensional character himself, only the aspect of Banner adds something to the story…and the tussle between Ross and the General.

I’ll be interested to see where they take it after this.

I give it a Hulk Smashing good 7/10.

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I’m a TV Star – I was on NTV7 Venus

I just remember I hadn’t posted about this as I was at the building management office paying for my car-parking and the fella asked if I was on NTV7 Venus a while ago..

So yes I was! On May 30th I was on an edition about Public Transport and Taxis.

The regular host is Aishah Sinclair but she wasn’t around so it was hosted by Sariah who is also the Producer of the show.

You can watch it below:

Part 1

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Tactical Operation: Stealth Potato – Prologue

Tactical Operation: Stealth Potato

So you may have heard about this Project Trafford from Nuffnang, basically it’s a project bringing bloggers together and promoting collaboration between some smaller or newer bloggers with some of the more experienced bloggers.

Mister Potato

And it’s for Mister Potato! Well their contest actually, if you enter you stand a chance to win 30 tickets to watch a match at Old Trafford!

There’s 8 teams each with 5 bloggers and one team leader so a total of 48 participants. The team leader for my team is me (for some reason) – Group F! The bloggers are:

a) preciouspea.blogspot.com

b) queerrant.blogspot.com

c) temptationsandambitions.blogspot.com

d) porcinusmay.blogspot.com

e) roeseann.blogspot.com

Anyway rather than do the same thing across the group (Boring!) each of our dynamic team has done something different within our Tactical Operation: Stealth Potato project. Our ultimate goal is of course to gather as many Mister Potato tags as possible and bag (excuse the pun) all 30 tickets to Old Trafford within 48 hours! Each Episode is based on the special ninja skills that member has and is in chronological order according to our countdown.

So we have 5 blogs, 5 posts, 1 objective!

Tactical Operation: Stealth Potato – Episode 1

Mister Potato meets KL Freeze from Frankie Tan – Mister Potato Day! Leveraging social networks and flashmob fad.

Tactical Operation: Stealth Potato - Episode 1

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Tactical Operation: Stealth Potato – Episode 2

Kong Ming robs the Mister Potato factory – why not go direct to the source?

Tactical Operation: Stealth Potato - Episode 2

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Tactical Operation: Stealth Potato – Episode 3

Go straight to the stomach? Precious Pea dominates with her Mister Potato Duck!

Tactical Operation: Stealth Potato - Episode 3

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Tactical Operation: Stealth Potato – Episode 4

Roe Seann is Super Ninja Girl! Better make sure your doors are locked because all YOUR Mister Potato belongs to her!

Tactical Operation: Stealth Potato - Episode 4

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Tactical Operation: Stealth Potato – Episode 5

Ninja May is the decoy ninja finishing up the last part of the 48 hours with chips for chores! I really need someone to do my ironing!

Tactical Operation: Stealth Potato - Episode 5

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So go comment on their awesome posts! Go Group F (F stands for FTW!).

More details on how to enter and win at:

https://www.misterpotato.com.my

NANG MY POST OMG

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Have a WILD Time with Nuffnang – Live Blogging!

So it’s time for another partyyyy yeah! After the last huge success that was the Nuffnang Pajama Party, now is time for Nuffnang Wild ‘Live’ Blogging powered by Maxis Broadband.

Nuffnang Wild 'Live' Blogging powered by Maxis Broadband

The idea is to blog ‘live’ at the party and tell your readers what fun you are having, the best ‘live’ blog post during the party will win a Sony PSP – so be prepared!

I’ll be going as…….the DragonTiger! Or TigerDragon…anyway, it rocks 😀

ShaolinTiger DragonTiger

Don’t make me kick your ass!

My birth year is horse…but that wasn’t quite working out.

ShaolinHorse

What animal will you be going as? Or if you’re not going, what animal would you go as?

To gain an invite to this exciting event, simply post a drawing or a picture of any animal of your liking on your blog and link to the Nuffnang Wild ‘Live’ Blogging page.

As the invitations for the party are limited, only 100 Nuffnangers who send in an email to wildlive@nuffnang.com with a permalink to their blog posts titled “Roaring My Way to Nuffnang Wild ‘Live’ Blogging” will receive the invitations. To top it all off, the first 50 Glitterati members can bring a friend.

The closing date for blog post submissions will be 12am, 18th of June.

Time — 6.30pm to 10.00pm

Date — 21st of June 2008

Venue — Modesto’s/Rain, Desa Sri Hartamas

Dress code — Animal theme (Anything and everything animal will do. Come with your best impersonation of Catwoman, or be a bore in an animal print T-shirt. But surely, you’ll need to do more than that to win the Best Animal Costume prize.

Find out the full details here:

https://www.nuffnang.com.my/wild-live-blogging/

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Sean Kingston Live at Zouk KL – Malaysia

So last month Sean Kingston was in town to perform a few songs in KL, his first stop was Zouk KL – it was in conjuction with Hotlink and Hitz.fm.

You might know him from his overplayed song “Beautiful Girls” – I do prefer this version though “Sean Krapston – Suicidal Song“.

Zouk is blessed with being in a rather iconic location with the KLCC towers looming behind it, this always makes for good pics outside.

Sean Kingston Live at Zouk KL - Malaysia

There were lots of people outside taking pics and having fun with the Hotlink boys and girls.

Hotlink People

Inside was pretty packed with everyone waiting for the arrival of the star for the night.

Crowd in Zouk

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Movie Review – Iron Man – Film of the Year?

Iron Man

Billionaire industrialist Tony Stark builds a high-tech suit of armor and leads a double-life as the superhero, Iron Man.

Well everyone has been buzzing about this movie, I have to admit I’m a little late in watching it – been WAYYY too busy lately. Managed to catch up with a couple of movies this week! I tried not to set my expectations too high for Iron Man as that tends to lead to disappointment. After a sneak peak at IMDB and the stunning 8.2/10 I was rather looking forwards to it (Not to mention it went straight into the top 250 movies!).

It is of course also the first Superhero/Comic movie that Marvel has actually made themselves, the others are made by big studios…and well now I think everyone hopes Marvel will continue making their own movies. Hulk is coming out soon, after that a list of others (Spiderman 4, The Avengers, Thor, Nick Fury etc).

Anyway back to Iron Man, this movie ROCKS! Plain and simple, Robert Downey Jr. absolutely owns the character of both Tony Stark and Iron Man.

Robert Downy Jr. - Iron Man - Tony Stark

The CGI is flawless, the way he interacts with the holographic renderings is fantastic. The way the whole movie is put together is believable, it’s not too fantastic or unrealistic and it shows the development of Iron Man. Iron Man itself is also a nice concept, a man made hero rather than something spawned from a genetic mutation or a spider bite or a nuclear reaction.

Of course there will be comparisons between this and Transformers – I’d say this has the edge very slightly due to the fact the jokes and character interplay are slightly more adult oriented. Transformers is excellent, bit a little kiddy in parts.

Iron Man is funny, I laughed out loud quite a few times, the lines are great and Stark is of course obnoxious but witty. I have to say I think this is the best movie of the year so far and something is gonna have to do bloody well to beat it.

If you haven’t watched it yet…do stay until after the credits. The credits are damn bloody long, but it’s worth it!

You have to watch this before it goes off the cinema – if you haven’t already of course. This is a movie that has gone onto my “Buy Original DVD” list..

Ironman rocks, nothing else to say – 9/10.

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We Ate This Updated – Chef Loong SS2

Another favourite of mine in SS2, way back I posted this picture…see how long it took me to actually create this post! That was just before I started We Ate This.

Chef Loong SS2

Anyway if you are looking for good Xiao Long Bao at a decent price, do check it out.

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Chef Loong – Siu Loong Pau (Xiao Long Bao) & Dim Sum – SS2

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