You Promise….

Posted: December 1, 2017 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                                   Stardate: 91217.1 (Dec 1st, 2017)

When you promise someone, it means you have been entrusted by that person that you declared the promise will or will not be done, given, etc. 

You promise the conversation or meeting between you and your friend or the other party will be kept as a secret.
You promise that you won’t commit the same mistake again.
You promise you will pay him or her back the money.
You promise your loved ones that you will be back home in time.

But what if, you were told to make a promise for a friend…..before he or she committed suicide. He or she wants you to end your life after they had taken their own.

Especially if that person is your inseparable bestie. Would you?

That’s where this movie is all about, known as “The Promise”. Its a Thailand horror movie and takes place in 1997. It shows two besties vow to commit suicide after their fathers both fell victim to an economic downturn. This affects their lifestyle so badly that they don’t see any reason to live much longer.

However after seeing her friend take her own life, she gets cold feet. She reneges on her promise and fled, sobbing….

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Fast forward 20 years later, she grows 
into a successful businesswoman and a single mother of a teenage girl. This is where she encountered the most horrifying journey of her life, where she was been haunted by the spirit of her dead best friend. She came back to punish her friend for reneging on her promise. She do this, not only creating havoc to her friend but also tormented the teenage daughter….

The movie is also inspired by true events, as it takes place back in 1997 where Thailand suffered a financial crash. Known as the Tom Yum Goong Crisis, it was the most disastrous event that crept over Asia and left millionaires bankrupted overnight! So bad that many even committed suicide.

I came to know about this movie when watching Justice League the other day. Since I love horror movies, so does my wife, we decided to watch it.

NO spoilers, for those who have yet to watch. =D

Can only say that the movie had many jump scares, which is quite common for today’s horror movies. Not just horror, but its also quite a touching story about love between all 3 of them.

May not be your type of horror movie, so don’t expect the ghost to jump out every now and then. But I do find it really interesting though. A promise to be taken very seriously at this desperate time and crisis, but one eventually choose to move on with life. Never expect her once so-called best friend to came back after 20 years, not only to seek her revenge. But also to terrorise the innocent teenage girl. Its like saying, somebody else in your family will suffered and pay for your broken promise.

Like any mother, she would do anything to protect her child. Even if she had to sacrificed herself. That’s what her best friends wants her to do after she had killed herself, isn’t it. To die together…..

As been inspired based on true events, the location used takes place at this Sathorn Unique Tower. Planned as a high-rise condominium complex, it was build during the same time where the country was hit badly by the Tom Yum Goong Crisis. Due to the disastrous event, construction was halted when it was about 80 percent complete. The building was left incomplete, abandoned even after 20 years.

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The place was rumoured to be haunted. Don’t know how true that was, but does appeared 
interesting once this superstitions thing came about. Its also attract the attention of urban explorers (trespassers) and had received many attention from international visitors.

The story and the choice of location blends in well as it tells how badly the country were affected back then, and with most of the citizens going into a state of depression. The building is now among the most prominent of Bangkok’s many derelict buildings. I believe the building was left in such a way so that Thai or other filmmakers will used the place for movies. Best for horror films.

I would love to get upclose to it if I visit Bangkok one day =D

My verdict for the movie as I stated earlier. Its a tale between horror and love, inspired by true events. A rather touching story than horror itself. But still interesting to watch, in my point of view. Its unique in a way. It teaches the importance of promises and the consequences of breaking promises. But to face someone who wanted to end her life and make you promise too, would you?

Watch and you be the judge. Promise you, NO spoiler…

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Honeymoon in Krabi!

Posted: November 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                               Stardate: 91241.7 (Nov 24th, 2017)

Since our marriage, we are so looking forward for our romantic honeymoon. Weeks of waiting, the day finally came and I am very happy to share with you all.

Our honeymoon adventure begins from 4 Nov till 8 Nov, a 5 days 4 nights getaway to one of the most beautiful resort in Krabi, Thailand. Named Railay Bay Resort & Spa, its one of the most recommended choices for honeymoon couples since it comes in the most picturesque province. There are other similar resorts there too, but we choose this one as first starters. 

Initially planned to travel to Maldives, another beautiful and highly recommended resort for lovers as many would know. Until a colleague suggested to me this place and to try it out first. So after researching about it and seeing how beautiful the land is with mountains and valleys at all side, and that soft white sand surrounded by the crystal clear waters, why not? =)

DAY 1

We arrived at our resort nearly 1800hrs, Thailand time. We have arrange for one of the resort staff to meet us at Krabi airport who will send to us to the jetty at Ao Nang. The journey from the airport to the jetty was about 45 mins.

From there we will have to take a 15-min boat ride to our resort. Its a good thing that they recommended this to me after I make a booking at the resort, so as to avoid in paying for any taxi fare. I suggest you do the same if you have yet to go there. So there will be no hassle.

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The resort had 5 accommodations you can choose. So I decided to choose the Deluxe Cottage, cause of its 
tropical style bungalow look. Inside was quite spacious, enough for two and feels really comforting.

Guess what we found once we arrived at our resort. That’s where I remember that I had indicated in the email to the resort that me and my wife will there for our honeymoon. Never expected this. Really really appreciate of their warm-welcome of us. Its beautiful….
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So after settling down and change to light clothing, we decided to explore the place. Also my wife is feeling hungry, and while doing so we 
search for a good restaurant within the vicinity.

After quite some time, we came across this Diamond Cave Restaurant, which is part of Diamond Cave Resort. Couldn’t contain our hunger no more (Yes I was feeling hungry also), we decided to whack the food.

We order like a full set which comes with rice and the mouth-watering Tom Yam Soup. My wife loves it! You can tell by that look on her face as she pour the soup into her bowl =D

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As the sky turns dark, the place becomes more cooling and more relax. Also the fact that it was located just next to the beach. 
Really love places like this where you can just feel like wanna stay there the whole night while enjoying your dinner. Its just too relaxing and makes you stress free. 

Once we had fill our empty stomach, we did a little shopping. Buying some few clothes for ourselves.

We were greeted by the owners of the shops as we walked back to our resort. Really feel that sense of welcoming, being seen as tourist. Even after we had landed at the airport. Really blend in with harmony. Me and my wife can already feel the excitement and really looking forward for the next day onwards.

DAY 2

After having our wonderful breakfast, we took a stroll along the beach which is just next the restaurant that we had breakfast. Finally, I get to see how beautiful the beach was, and the mountains and valleys as how I had seen them in the photos. 

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Feeling that soft white sand surrounded by the crystal clear waters as you walked along. The wonderful atmosphere, the boats been docked near to the beach, people and kids running around….the feeling is just sooo relaxing. Our moments had just begun.. =)

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So throughout the day, we start off by going canoeing. Its been like donkey years like I last canoeing. So does my wife. Lucky we still know how! =D We paddle the sea for one hour, just enough for us.

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Then in the evening, we head down to Krabi town where there is a night market. We came across this when we want to enquiry at our resort tourist information counter on some of the activities that was offered. So after paying for the trip, the friendly staff arranged a transport to send us there and back 
to our resort.

The market operates from Fridays to Sundays and offers a fascinating insight and delights into the local Thai culture. Ranging from toys to cheap shoes, T-shirts, belts, bags, souvenirs, jewellery to electronic goods. There was also a variety of handicrafts made by the locals.

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Indeed a treasure trove for enthusiastic shoppers. 
Like my wife, who was so excited when she came to know. Some had interesting stuff that you would never find in the night markets or pasar malam in Singapore. 

Best of all, most of the locals in Krabi are muslims. So for Muslims people like myself, you don’t have to worry as they have halal food around.

And guess what we found! Everybody’s favourite burger is even found here. I’m surprised! A MUST BUY! =D

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And speaking of food, the night market was indeed a food paradise selling everything from barbecued meat, desserts, exotic freshly cut fruits, coconut drinks, fruit shakes and Thai ice teas in many flavours  Too many of it and you may find yourself easily lost in the ocean of food here.

An artist turned me and my wife into cartoons! Hahahahah! 

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The night market also had an open-air seating area for visitors to relax and enjoy the food.

Its worth a visit, especially if you want to savour the genuine flavors of Thailand =)

Our shopping is finally done with our hands so full as we waited for our transport to send us back to the jetty.

Check out the loots! Some for us, some for our love ones, friends and colleagues. Worth the visit, worth the shop! =D

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DAY 3

The day we been looking forward the most. We had apply for one of the programs yesterday as it looks really exciting. And its something that we wish to experience before. Keep reading and you will find out why =)

Our first visit was the Tiger Cave Temple or Wat Tham Sua. Located close to Krabi town, it is said to be one of Thailand’s finest natural wonders and definitely worth a visit. The temple has a network of natural caves formed within a lush jungle and home to the monks who worship and live in this beautiful environment.

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This is also home to the dozens of monkeys inhabited the place. You may want to purchase some bananas that was sold there to feed them. But remember don’t get too close as they can bite and scratch you. Depends on their mood, perhaps….

Monkey see, monkey do…

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Our next visit was journey into some jungle where we can go for some elephant trekking. I had wanted to try riding on one since young. This is the chance!

An elephant sanctuary is located here, and there’s about 4 – 5 elephants been taken care off. Ours came along and we sat onto the chair that was attached to the elephant’s back, with its owner or mahout on its head.

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So the elephant will take you on a gentle trek through a rubble plantations, a forest and finally along a stream. Estimated about 15 – 20mins. Along the way the huge animal may go for its toilet break. Like how mine did…

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Its a worth a ride. But I be honest cause we are nervous at the same time. Especially when the elephant is going down a slope. That was scary. Hahaha!

In case you didn’t know, it was said that the elephant is seen as a symbol of the nation and a talisman for the Thai people. With their wrinkly grey skin and swaying trunk, they are a fascinating combination of brute force, gentleness and remarkable intelligence and agility that inspires both respect and affection. That’s why most of the items you brought like fridge magnets, keychains or shirts comes with the picture of the elephant. Almost everywhere in Thai.

Really fascinating. I may want to try riding on a horse next.

Our next stop, and the most adventurous was take a ride on the ATV (All Terrain Vehicle). Also known as quad bike. Some called it a buggy. Same like the elephant trekking, I always wanted to try riding one of these hot wheels!

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Though I was a little nervous. But there I was, challenging myself to erase that doubts. So next time I am brave enough to ride on it again.

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But unfortunately my wife wasn’t that brave. So she will be my passenger seated behind me while I do all the work.

I was instructed to follow one of the instructors along a guided trek. Took me like several minutes to finally mastered it. At one point I had collided against a tree. And at one sharp turn, I nearly gotten both of us toppled into the mud.

We raced through jungles, rough slopes, even through plantations. From there I’ve learn to test out the vehicle’s capabilities. You just need to know how to control the vehicle, and when to slow down. I actually enjoyed it after that! =D

The ride takes about nearly 20 mins. Its worth the experience. Seriously, I feel like to go for another round! =D

Though my wife is not brave to enough to handle behind the wheel, she too enjoyed the ride. Even despite keep telling me to slow down since this is the first time I ride the ATV. To her she don’t seem to mind me if I were to ride again. But not for her as one ride is enough for her =D

After a good break, our transport came to pick us up and send us back to the jetty.

We soon reached back to our resort where we spend the rest of the evening chilling and relaxing.

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Its been a tiring but trilling and adventurous day. We are glad to try those experience. Worth every minute! =)

DAY 4

This day, we decided not to do much but to just explore the place. There are some areas we haven’t explore yet. So after breakfast, its just walking around. And not forgetting the sun, the sand and the sea.

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We came across rows of cafes, bars, and shops that stretches from the beach of West Railay. Known as Railay Walking Street, the soft sand leads you to this tiny community of friendly locals who run those small stores.

From here, we brought more souvenirs and some food for dinner.

Nothing beats a good coconut + banana milkshake under this scorching heat!

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I sure buy one or two of these if they were on sale =D

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The Walking Street leads to a pathway that links Railay West with Railway East where our resort were. There’s dozens of small bungalows dotted around the area. Even bars, restaurants, more shops. And from those few shops, we buy more souvenirs. Its really cheap. So why not? =D 

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The rest of the day we just relax, exploring the place and enjoyed by the beach.

When night falls, we decided to take a romantic stroll on the beach.

I remembered how calm and peaceful the beach was, and how the cool the night sky was. Makes me feel just wanna spend the whole night there lying my back against the soft sand and stared at the night sky.

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Nearby, the restaurant was lit with activity. I regret not having a candlelight dinner with my wife. I did not thought about it until I saw the candles on the tables of the restaurant. It will be a romantic dinner, 
especially when you know you are checking out from the resort the following day. Sad…. 

We explored the Walking Street again. Spend there several minutes before heading back to our resort. What a lovely night that was… =)

DAY 5

The day we booked out. One last look while on the boat back to the jetty. Missed the place, missed the food, missed the beach, missed the fun…

Nevertheless, we hope to return here again in the future. A different resort next time round.

Me and my wife would like to thank the staff and management of Railay Bay Resort & Spa for their wonderful hospitality and friendly service. And the people who we came to know there, they are very friendly and very welcoming. We truly enjoyed our stay there and hope can meet again the future. Cause we definitely be back! =D

Its been a romantic and rocking honeymoon! Truly unforgettable! =D

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed it! =)

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Unite The League!

Posted: November 22, 2017 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                                 Stardate: 90221.7 (Nov 22th, 2017)

About 16 years ago, when I first start watching its animated series, I always wonder if there’s gonna be a movie version. Then when Marvel’s Avengers first came out 5 years ago, I was hoping if DC would do the same for theirs. To unite the greatest superheroes as one whole unprecedented league of heroes. Cause one hero is impossible to stop an assault of mass catastrophic proportions or subjugating the planet. You can’t save the world alone.

True enough, the movie version of Justice League was finally created. Its came true after all! 

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So few days ago me, my wife, my wife’s younger sister and my father-in law went to catch it.

The event takes place after the death of Superman (Batman V.S Superman), and the whole world was seen in mourning of their fallen hero. During this period of time, the planet was in danger of an incoming mass of catastrophic threat.

Sensing the even greater enemy, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince. But both alone can’t stop this greater threat. Together, they recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. 

This unprecedented league of heroes: Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash will honour Superman, and to save the planet from the catastrophic threat.   

NO spoilers will be revealed for those who have not watched. 

However like most movies nowadays, there’s usually something interesting during the mid-credits. So do not exit the cinema after the movie ends if you intend to find out. Hehe…=D

If Batman V.S Superman appeared disappointing to you as what many had complained, then Justice League may be worth your time and money. And keep your eyes opened wide! Somehow the way I see it, there’s an Avenger feeling at some point in the movie. Well, both sides had similarities and unique in every way.

I’m impressed by each of the characters’s interaction, especially Flash. Indeed this lighting strike dude has always been funny. Despite of his quirkiness, he still the most valuable member to the team. Who do the team called upon if their command center have a power failure? Hahaha! =D

One thing I had to admit, I was a little disappointed that they used Aquaman and Cyborg, instead of the Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern and Hawkgirl like in the animated series. I had expected that they keep the original characters. 

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But still, not all will followed accordingly. Both plays a big role in the greatly expanded league, cause by 
the end of the day they still kick ass and feel honoured being part of the league.

In my conclusion, Justice League is way awesome! How was it awesome? Do check i out! =D 

From start to finish, I love how the story goes. Its fast paced and funny, lots of laughter I might say. Love the chemistry from the characters, and most of all, how Batman were inspired by Superman’s selfless act. With that, he unite all the chosen heroes and together will put an end to the overwhelming catastrophic wave.

Unity is Strength. One hero can never succeed against such attack. Batman learn the hard way when his sidekick Robin came along.

Though I enjoyed watching Batman V.S Superman, despite how bad some critics had remarked, Justice League is way better. A much awaited movie, and I did not regret watching. Tremendous actions, really gripped you to the edge of your hot seat as you brace that unexpected catastrophic force from start to finish. Full of clashes, you just have to see it and be the judge of it! =D

 

TASH TISH TOSH!!

Posted: November 10, 2017 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                            Stardate: 90107.7 (Nov 10, 2017)

Some time ago my wife told me about this restaurant that offers the best soup tulang. And she also tagged it to me in Facebook, which shows our local Chef Shahrizal Salleh aka Chef Bob, Ambassador of Singapore Halal Culinary Federation (SHCF) trying out the place. Seeing how the chef enjoy the food and providing an awesome feedback, we decided to try it out! =)

Known as Tash Tish Tosh, its located at the corner along Kandahar Street, not far from the Sultan Mosque.

The place wasn’t that big. But seems really cozy and had a welcoming environment. So me and wife order the Bomb Buffalo Wings and Tash Tooling Stew, or simply soup tulang. Yes, they not only serve soup tulang but other mouth-watering dishes as well. Like pizzas and pasta. But the soup tulang is a MUST try. The main appetiser! =D

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Our food came. And indeed, the soup tulang is really out of this world!

Same goes to the buffalo wings. They are spicy and hot. But the taste was way beyond words! 

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I cannot say how much delicious they are but they are simply irresistible. The soup tulang doesn’t leave so much gravy on your fingers like most, cause this one doesn’t seem to apply any food colouring to it. But still, the taste is awesome and will have you come back for more. Not to mention, the staff are very friendly and even recommend the best dishes for first timers.

Recommended by Chef Bob, you should try out this triple T restaurant. Especially for soup tulang fans!

Located at 50 Kandahar Street, its operates from Tuesday to Sundays.

Opens from 11:30am to 4:00pm (Lunch) and 6:00pm – 11:00pm (Dinner). Between 4pm – 6pm, they will be closed for replenishment.

EAT PRAY LOVE!

 

STGCC 2017

Posted: September 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                          Stardate: 99012.7 (Sept 12, 2017)

Marina Bay Sands Convention hall open its doors once again for the most anticipated  and annual cosplay event ever. From 9th – 10 Sept 2017, the Singapore Toys Games Comic Convention will bring out the latest and coolest toys, games, anime, cosplay, music, fashion merging from East and West. You named it!

Speaking of latest and coolest, for this year’s STGCC, there will be the Star Wars: Experience The Force, where the entire zone was been specially dedicated to Star Wars. Star Wars fans will be given the chance to get unclose and personal with the fan-made vehicle replicas, games and awesome collectibles!

Another best highlight is the Akiba Zone. Inspired by the high energy electric town in Japan, this zone strives of cosplay, music and artists to cater the fans!

Not to mention the Artist Galore, where you get to meet well-known artists and talents showcasing their original works of fan-arts.

So if you are into a mix of pop-culture rising from both worlds, STGCC is all yours to droll.

And for this year, I had decided to come down in my Batman Beyond Armour version. Remodified! Before the event takes place, I had taken the time to did some major modifications to it. Even change the entire suit to a larger size as the previous one was a little tight. This time, not only it looks more detail, its also lightweight. Not much restrain to the arms and able to move freely. A friend commented, that my version 2 looks more fierce and bold. I had to admit, it does! =D

For that record, a friend of ours who was also a frequent photographer for many cosplay events had organised a Marvel VS DC Mass Photoshoot. He had chose a perfect spot for the shoot. Many of us were coming on the 10th only, which is the last day of STGCC. So do I, as the 1st day I have to work. But I’m ok with it, cause at least I can make it for one day.

Talk about the massive crowd of people and kids wanting to take photos of us while waiting for the rest for the shoot. As expected! =D

Here’s where the photos will tell you in a thousands words! Clash of the Titans for both Marvel and DC!! 

And yes there are also non-Marvel and non-DC as well. Why not join in the fun and pick your side! =D

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Many thanks to our friend and awesome photographer, Ismadi for the awesome photos taken! Worth epic at every shots! =D

The day ended in a wrap! I really enjoy the time with the cosplayers, especially the photoshoot. Indeed, was epic!

I’m also glad by how my remodifed Batsuit had turned out. Its much more flexible, lightweight and wasn’t as tight like my first version. Except for that moment where I had ripped the padding that was attached to my left leg. Luckily a friend carry some tapes and secure it tight. I guess I was too overwhelmed in the character that I burst a crack on the suit! =D

Other than that it went ahead well. We all had a good time together, teasing, joking and laughing like as though we never see each other for so many years. Well, its not like we everyday get to see each other. At most during cosplay events and that’s how we know each other from there. So its good to catch up whenever time permits.

Nevertheless, it’s been an awesome fruitful event and looking forward to see you guys again in the future!

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A WELL DESERVED PHOTO TO END THE DAY! =D

 

 

 

 

 

Captain’s log                                 Stardate: 98081.6 (Sept 8, 2017)

On Sept 6, 2017, 4 volunteers from Pause For A Cause had turn up for a flag day which was organised by the Children’s Society of Singapore.

A brief intro about them. The society has been caring for the welfare of disadvantaged children; many of whom are victims of child abuse and neglect, juvenile delinquency or from families facing financial difficulties. Founded in 1952, the society protects and nurtures children and youth regardless of races and religions. 

Coming back to our part, we have taken this opportunity to be part of it while in suits. Good thing it falls on my off day, so I decided to don in my Kamen Rider Drive suit. Its been awhile since I last wear it. So that day its perfect to drive thru! 

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TYPE SPEED!!!!!!

Join with me were Spiderman, Supergirl and Bumblebee. With our humble helpers, minders and photographers to aid and assist us, we are ready to roll out into the streets!

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Ready to be deployed! And with the Spidergirl tagging along. She’s really cute! =D 

Our base is at ERC Institute. So we shall be roaming within its nearby vicinity, and next to the School of Arts (SOTA) also.

Members of public were stunned and amazed by our appearance. As expected..hahaha! Each time our photos were taken, our helpers and the organisers will encourage them to donate any amount for the said society. Even a small donations will created an impact, and I for one believe we have achieved a lot since got us involved. Hehe.. 

Here are some of the best photos taken. They will do the rest of the talking =D Many thanks to the photographers for the photos.

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Glad that I had volunteer to come for this event. I had no regret about as it was really fun and worthwhile. At the same time, getting to know new cosplayers.

Most important was the amount of teamwork and dedication that keeps us on the move. This helps to extend the happiness and entertained the people more. We are there for a purpose, and will continue to bring the light especially for those in it.

Its tiring by the end of the day. But as said, its worth it that hours spend. We all did a wonderful job, especially our helpers and organisers for assisting us at every way. We will looked forward for working again in the future!

CHEERS!!

Cosplayers Making A Difference

Posted: August 25, 2017 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                          Stardate: 90825.7 (Aug 25th, 2017)

Back then, whenever I don in my Power Ranger suit and started visiting those kids in hospital, I had people asking me; what inspires me to do this? What can I achieved in doing such?

Well, as I mentioned before, and even now, I had wanting do this ever since I watch and read about how cosplayers in their superheroes costumes did their part.

Take it for example, the late Lenny B. Robinson. Better known as the Route 29 Batman. Most of you may have know him, as he had for years dressed as the Caped Crusader and driven his custom-made car. His mission, was to deliver moments of happiness and distraction to hundreds of sick children at hospitals.

He was killed after his Batmobile breaks down in Maryland, when a car slams into the Batmobile.

His death had prompted a deluge of sorrowful responses, including one from the actual Dark Knight. And with one, who describes him as “Not a normal man, he’s a true hero. A person who stood out above the rest and became a symbol of hope for those who have little to be hopeful about.”

Another mentioned, “He touched a lot of lives and made a lot of kids smile. That’s all he wanted to do.”

Even though being rich, he used most of his money to buy toys and gifts just for the children. That’s all he ever want to do doing his free time.

And that’s what I tell them, this is what I wanted to do. I had been cosplaying for many years. And its that point of time I had found a new purpose in this line. Cosplaying for the extra mile, for a good cause out of good faith. You have the suit. You can use it for such good cause. Not for fame. Not for money.

That’s all I wanted to do.

And that’s how our humble community of Pause for a Cause gets another invitation from KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. So on Tuesday, the 22nd, three of us cosplayers don in our characters; Elsa, Spiderman and Red Ranger (Me) will be visiting the kids from their wards to deliver that moments of joy and happiness! =)

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With our two awesome helpers (The founder of PFAC himself on the extreme right), we are ready to put the smiles of their faces! =)

I’ve been there for like a few times and seem to know from which ward to start and to end. Hahaha! But still, its good to see the kids again. As we visit the wards, I had wonder if any of the Healthcare workers recognise the common cosplayers like myself… hehe..

The photos here will do the rest of the talking. Many thanks to our founder for taking these awesome photos! =D

Faces of the children will not be shown as to protect their identity with respect. Thank you for your understanding.

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The current visit had most of the kids so excited and so active than the previous visit. Till one very small boy seems to like following our friendly neighbourhood Spiderman. I joked as how Spideman caught the little boy’s attention like a magnet.

Poor spidey… Be thankful bro. The kid’s love ya! =D

Speaking from the kids excitement, we did not expect one of the kids to return us a favour. By making us some of his awesome super shurikens! And had written “THANK YOU” and his name on it. Awww…..

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Our super shrunken gifts! Made with love and care. Appreciate every little thing that touches the heart =)

Indeed, it has been a happy day for the kids and us. We make the kids their day and they make ours. I had done this many times and have no regrets doing again. Whenever I’m free, I will be happy to hop onto the bandwagon and to do what inspires me.

As I had mentioned earlier, you have the suit. You can use it for such good cause. I don’t this for fame, not for money. Cause this is something that I wanted to do: Making others happy.

 

Cosplayers dressed in various Superheroes, like the late Lenny B. Robinson visiting children in hospital had provided the kids with so much hope, as they shared their mission to make the kids happy and whole.

They taught me of they made kids forget they were sick. Adding that smile to every unique child in their wards. Their hearts was filled with love.

And that’s the same thing we are doing. And that’s what inspires me!

POWER UP!

Annabelle: Creation

Posted: August 18, 2017 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                          Stardate: 90182.7 (Aug 18th, 2017)

My fiancee had tagged me this horror movie, known as Annabelle: Creation in my Facebook cause she is interested in watching it. This led me to recall the previous Annabells movies, which one of them includes as the fourth installment in The Conjuring Series. I gotten interest in it too. So we pick up a date to watch this horror movie.

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This movie was a prequel to 2014’s Annabelle and also the fourth installment for The Conjuring. Basically of how it had started with that freaky doll’s origin.

Taking place in 1943, its about this dollmaker and his wife who one day loss their beloved daughter, named Annabelle who was tragically hit by a passing car.

12 years later, the couple had converted their home into an orphanage for 6 girls, who was under the care of Sister Charlotte, a nun. Among all the rooms given for the girls, only one was been forbidden. That belongs to Annabelle.

Out of curiosity, one of the young orphan who suffers from polio had decided to sneak in one night.  There, she found a key that leads to a closet. Inside, lies the doll that also unwittingly releasing the demon, with a special interest in that orphan.

The doll was one of the porcelain dolls created by the dollmaker. The couple believed that their daughter’s spirit had return, and convinces them to transpose its essence into that doll.

But it was not long when they found that it was actually a demon looking for a human host. It was locked into the closet for good, wallpapered with pages from the Bible. Now that the young orphan had unlocked it, all hell began to broke loose.

My review on this: Decent, but really one hell of a horror movie. Furthermore, its made as a classic, old-school horror movie with a twist of suspense. Unexpected jump scares that gripped me to the edge on my seat and capture my attention. Keeps me interested though.

What I like it so far that the young actors really did a wonderful job. The doll its not the only thing that scares. Go watch and see it for yourself =P

Overall, its explains all the question in regards to the doll’s origin. As the title had stated, creation. And after all the havoc and that particular person been possesses, at the end of the day, a doll is just a doll.

Or, could it?

So for those who are yet or never watch the previous Annabelle movies, I do recommend watching this prequel. It gives you a better understanding of how it had came about. Like watching Star Wars, before Darth Vader came to the big screen, there’s Episode 1.

To conclude, I really enjoy the movie. It was wickedly terrifying, with a tone of old-school horror tactics. So for those horror fans, or fans of the Annabelle dolly or Conjuring franchise, don’t miss this one out. You got to see it in order to frighten yourself to believe it! =D

Oh yes, towards the ending, you may find that particular scene very familiar. For those who have watch the original….

 

 

GO! GO! POWER RANGERS BIRTHDAY!

Posted: August 15, 2017 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                                Stardate: 90158.7 (Aug 15th, 2017)

On Aug 13th, 2017, our local Toku group was been invited for another morphenomenal Power Rangers birthday party! It involves two little heroes, one turning 1 year old and the other, 4 year old. The parents decided that both of their kids celebrate their birthday together.

Another amazing opportunity for us, and since you know I love doing this! So me dress in my usual Red Ranger, and a friend of mine who will dress in his White Ranger were the only two Power Rangers coming down to entertain the kids and their families. 

Residing in Chua Chu Kang North, the birthday party was held at a multi-purpose hall. Like all the previous Power Rangers birthday party we’ve been, the entire hall were been decorate with Power Rangers theme. A mix of Mighty Morphin, Samurai Rangers, Dino Charge and the latest Ninja Steel. I had expected that the hall would be decorate to suit the birthday theme =D

As I was told, the birthday kids, especially the eldest one was not told of our appearance. A secret awaits for them, and our plan was to give the grand entrance once the party commences.

And that look at the kids faces when they first saw us. Yes, especially the birthday kid! Boy, he did not expect this! =D

These pictures below will prove you in a thousands words how fun the day had been. That two hours spend was worth it all! 

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The day went incredibly well. Happily mingle around with the kids and their families. They even had a Piñata, which was a Power Ranger Dino Charge version. That was super awesome! The families there were so unexpected of this, that many of them might want to invite us for their kids birthday. More opportunities! We will always be happy for that! Just tell us when and we’ll be there =) 

I even brought along my Legacy Power Sword, and the kids can’t seem to get enough of it. They just loved the sword! Hahaha! But of course, safety first.

And lastly, we would like to say thank you to the parents of Ilhan and Iryan for having us in this awesome and morphenomenal birthday party! Parties like this has always been an amazing experience. We appreciate every effort made and would be very happy to be there again in the future!

To both young heroes, we hope you enjoy our time with us. You make our day as much as you make ours. Your Mummy and Daddy had make you the luckiest kids ever! =D

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POWER UP!!

In addition, I also make a video of it. Here’s the full version to the whole party. Enjoy! =D

A Surprise Visit!

Posted: June 10, 2017 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                               Stardate: 90273.9 (June 10th, 2017) 

Its just only few days ago where a small group of us went down to Duke-NUS Medical School, where we are invited to be part of their Camp Simba.

On June 7th, Pause For A Cause was once again invited to Kandang Kerbau Hospital (KKH), to meet and bring the smiles to the boys and girls who were warded there. It has bring much attention, that this is one of the most heartwarming care-giving event ever been proposed. We are there for a special purpose: To deliver moments of happiness and cheering up those hundreds of sick children at the said hospital.

*Note: We regret to inform we will not disclose any of the photos taken with kids, as to respect their families. Thank you for your understanding.

I will put on as the usual Red Ranger. There are three of us: the other two were an Elsa Cosplayer, and a Jurassic Park character with a baby dinosaur. He made the dino out of foam and cardboard. Its really an awesome piece of DIY, which also makes him like a ventriloquist. Amazing work and skill!

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So there we were, visiting from ward to ward. Greeting and giving the smiles and happiness to the sick children. One of us will help in taking Polarois photos, and the photos were given to the children. To keep as a memorable picture, to let them know they will never be alone and that we care. 

The kids were stunned by our presence. Imagine seeing the faces brighten up as we entered the wards, with a few really jumping up and down on their beds. Even the nurses were shocked, and eagerly wanted to take photos with us! =D

Our good friend with the baby dinosaur really did a good job in making the kids go wide-eyed. He will make the dino kiss them, pats on their heads, even love them. The dino is sooo real! =D Nice going bro! Love your dino! 

Though I had done this few times in the past, I still enjoy visiting the kids. I will never get tired of this, cause seeing the kids brighten up upon seeing us really makes our day as much as we make theirs.

As I had mention before, we are there for a purpose. We are not even some celebrity. We are volunteers, other than cosplayers, contribute to society in what we love to do. As a gesture of good will, not about money and fame. Its about giving charity and to be there to those who are in need. I have no regrets! =)

This reminds me of the late Lenny B. Robinson. He was an America charity worker who was better known as the Route 29 Batman who dressed as the Caped Crusader. While in his suit, he will drive in his custom-made car to deliver the moments of happiness to hundreds of sick children at area hospitals during his free time.

He was killed in August 2015, after his Batmobile breaks down in Maryland where he was fatally struck by a car.

His death has become an inspiration, especially to the cosplayers who dressed as Superheroes. He reminded us, no matter how hard or long their health battles may be, with strength of will and determination, there is always hope! There will always be somebody who still cares. We are all humans afterall.

We would like to thank our KKH Coordinate for inviting us, and hope we can still maintain our ties in the future.

Also, thanks to both of our friends, who was also our photographers for being with us along the way. Very much appreciate! =)

By the end of the day, we hope the kids and their families were delighted by our surprise visit. Indeed, they were! =D We hope to see you again in the future kids. Be strong, and pray what’s best. Cause there will always be those who still cares.. =)