Monday, October 13, 2014

A Magnifique Dining Xperience with French Michelin Star Chef Nicolas Isnard

Xperience, the signature restaurant and bar at Sofitel So Singapore, will be bringing over French Michelin star Guest Chef Nicolas Isnard as the grand finale of Sofitel So Singapore’s Guest Chef Series.  Earlier this year, Chef Degenne was joined by internationally acclaimed Michelin star guest chefs, including Chef Yuichi Kamimura and three Michelin star Chef Quique Dacosta.

Michelin Star Chef Nicolas Isnard

Chef Isnard will be delivering fresh and sumptuous flavours from France to Singapore, with Mediterranean and Italian influences and serving up delectable, rustic flavours in classic French style during 4 to 8 November 2014.  Chef Isnard’s specialties include Filet de Boeuf, Farmed Chicken Egg and Onion Soup “Contemporary Style”.

Partnering with Chef Anne-Cecile Degenne, Executive chef of Xperience, Chef Isnard will offer a daily 4-course set lunch at S$45++, daily 5-course set dinner menu at S$88++ and Saturday 6-course Gala dinner at S$148++ or S$188++ with wine pairing. An à la carte dinner menu will also be available.


Filet de Boeuf en Cube Sauce Barbecue Artichaut

Recette

Saint Jacques Beterave Pain d Epice

Originally from the South of France, Chef Isnard acquired a taste for cooking from his Italian grandmother and is famous for infusing innovation to traditional cooking. He currently co-owns the L’Auberge de la Charme restaurant in France, that boasts four Gault & Millau toques, and earmed a Michelin star a year from its opening in 2008.

The collaboration between Chef Isnard and Chef Degenne from Sofitel So Singapore, aims to bring an extraordinary culinary experience for Singapore’s gastronomes, elevating their guests’ experience to a whole new level.

For reservations, please call the hotel at +65 6701 6800.


Image Credit: Sofitel So Singapore

Friday, October 10, 2014

Isabelle's Closet at Bugis Street!

Shaun was sharing with me about this fashion outlet  @ Bugis Street, that is owned by his friend
~ Isabelle's Closet~


There is a wide variety of dresses and blouses for you to choose from, be it casual or formal...


Here's something sweet, great for weekend dates...


Needed something glam for an evening date? Here's a simple yet elegant evening dress.

 
 
Wanted something casual and comfortable for wearing to lectures? Why not consider these...

 
If Kawaii is your style, this is something that you may be keen to check it out?
 
 
 
Don't you love the idea of being able to make a purchase with a varity of apparels without buring a BIG hole in your pocket? Go with your best friend to get the best deal out of it!
 

P/S: Above apparels may not be available at the time when you visit the shop.

Isabelle's Closet
Address: Unit No. CFL/F15 & FFL8, 1 New Bugis Street, Level 1, Singapore 188865



To help you locate the shop more easily, here's a picture of the shop front.


Sharing some love here, simply quote "Shaun Owyeong" to get a 10% off any apparels!

 

Image Credit: Isabelle's Closet

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Black & White 2: The Dawn of Justice Movie Review 《痞子英雄2:黎明再起》觀后感

Attended the Gala Premiere of BLACK & WHITE: THE DAWN OF JUSTICE last Wednesday by courtesy of Clover Films.   The director, TSAI Yueh-hsun 蔡岳勳 and leading actor, Mark CHAO 赵又廷 graced the event by making their appearance at the cinema theatre.





Black & White 2: The Dawn of Justice REVIEW
With a production budget of NT $60 million (approx. SGD $3 million), BLACK & WHITE: THE DAWN OF JUSTICE, swears to create a new protocol for disaster action-packed films in the Chinese movie scene.

Unlike majority of the Taiwanese movies that appear to be of slow pace and even draggy at times, The Black & White 2 is a gripping fast paced action film with stunning visuals. However, it is a pity that some of the CGI effects aren't realistic enough and some parts of the plot seems far-fetched, if these areas could be improved, it will be in line with the Hollywood blockbusters. Nonetheless, it is still a great movie that worth catching in the cinema.

Needless to say, the cool Mark CHAO and Witty LIN Gengxin are eye-catching, however, the supporting actor, HUANG Bo certainly stands out among the crowd and is no less important than the 2 leading actors in connecting the whole story.

Something worth mentioning, is that, our local actor, Christopher LEE 李銘順 has made a cameo appearance as General Chief of Staff in the movie, whom leaves a deep impression to all, despite his short appearance.

Something to applaud is the final fighting scene which is real exciting, and definitely a climax of the film and generally, the momentum of the movie is well grapsed, enticing the audience to follow through the entire movie.

The 126 mins Black & White 2: The Dawn of Justice will be screening in Singapore, starting 9th October 2014.


Black & White 2: The Dawn of Justice SYNOPSIS
WU Ying-xiong (casted by Mark CHAO), Police officer in the Southern Precinct, has been revered as a hero in the Harbor City ever since he stopped the terrorists on a Boeing 777 airplane and kept the city safe.  Unfortunately, the peace is only temporary…

Panic spreads the whole city as a series of bomb explosions happen within hours, which is just the beginning of a tight-knit conspiracy.

Righteous and impulsive, Wu is paired up with the intelligent but arrogant loner CHEN Zhen (Casted by LIN Gengxin) to track down the mastermind behind the bombing incidents. During the investigation, they found clues linked to a freeway kidnapping case. Worst of all, they find the next suicide bomber is XU Da-fu (casted by HUANG Bo), a criminal who once helped Wu solve the airplane crisis and secretly ran away with his girlfriend Qiao-qing by faking death with Wu’s assistance.

Soon Wu and Chen discover that the bombings are just the prelude to a massive destruction. Stolen military missiles are now aimed at the Harbor City, and a deadly virus which is so highly contagious that it can devour the whole world in 14 days, is about to breakout!  All the chaos is planned by the Nightwalkers—a secret assassination squad which used to serve the highest government officials.
Facing the unprecedented crisis, the two-men team of totally opposite characteristics is the only hope to reverse the situation. Nonetheless, when moral standards are turned upside down, what faith should they keep to maintain the so-called justice?




 Clover Films 的邀請,出席了上周三的《痞子英雄2:黎明再起》首映禮,導演蔡岳勳及男主角之一, 趙又廷也前來到電影劇院亮相。

《痞子英雄2:黎明再起》觀后感
耗資耗資6億台幣,《痞子英雄2:黎明再起》勢言開創華語電影災難動作新格局。

《痞子英雄2:黎明再起》節奏非常緊湊,不像一般台灣電影拖泥帶水。在126分鐘內,爆破、飛車、打鬥與特效鏡頭帶來無限的感官刺激!可惜部分CGI特效制作依然不夠真實,有待加強﹔故事中某些情節也略嫌牽強。若能加強故事的流程,與特效效果,必能媲美好萊塢制作!雖然如此,仍不失為好片,亦可算是台灣災難動作電影的佼佼者。!

酷酷的趙又廷,與機智的林更新,雖然非常養眼﹔然而,綠葉,黃渤,卻突圍而出,可算是影中的靈魂人物。

值得一提的是,本地演員李銘順也參與了這部影片,客串演出片中的參謀總長。雖然隻出現於數幕中,他的英姿,卻也令人留下深刻的印象。

值得嘉許的是,最后的打斗場面,十分精彩、精湛﹔整部電影的節奏拿捏得很好,讓人從頭到尾都想追看下去。

《痞子英雄2:黎明再起》將於10月9日在新加坡各大劇院上映,敬請期待!

《痞子英雄2:黎明再起》 劇情簡介
成功解除潘達瓦戰爭危機后,海港城告別短暫寧靜再度陷入驚天危機。

全城突發連環爆炸案,海港城危機不斷,跨海大橋被炸毀,通往本島唯一道路斷絕,同時,一盤神秘錄像帶被寄往政府部門,包括徐達夫在內的多名通緝要犯在鏡頭裡誓死自白:建立全新海港城,所有犧牲都是值得慶祝的。對此,政府宣布:“事關安全緊急事件,優先等級五。”就在全港備戰神秘邪惡力量之時,大爆炸席卷全城,並造成電力中斷。整座城市陷入一片黑暗,連南區分局也被炸成廢墟。
  危急時刻,吳英雄(趙又廷 飾)同陳真(林更新 飾)組成全新搭檔,並偶遇被綁成人肉炸彈的徐達夫(黃渤 飾)。九死一生之后,吳英雄和陳真才得知徐達夫懷有身孕的老婆已被恐怖分子挾持,並將她的身體作為生物武器“伊魯康吉”試驗田。在三人身后,而更有駭人陰謀籠罩海港城,神秘暗殺組織——夜行者啟動旨在24小時內屠城的“枯草計劃”。海港城傾覆之際,“真英雄”組合及徐達夫組成“正義三人組”挺身而出,正與邪、光明與黑暗的終極對決再度來臨……


Image Credit for Non-watermarked Images: Clover Films Singapore

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