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Captain’s log                                 Stardate: 01718.20 (Jan 17, 2018)

When I came to know about the movie, I immediately I tell my wife cause I know she’s a fan of horror movie as much as I am.

Known as Insidious: The Last Key. Also known as Insidious: Chapter 4, its the fourth instalment in the Insidious franchise. A continuous series of horrifying events where involves a brilliant parapsychologist helping those who were dangerously trapped or connected to the spirit world. This leads her to face those terrifying circumstances, but she knew she have to help those people. Even knowing risking her own life. Cause only she can pulled them out from these insidious events.

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The movie starts off in 1953, where we see her in her childhood days. She was a gifted child and only her mother understands her. Infact, if you have followed the series’s in-story chronology, you already know she had that third-eye.

However, her father refused to believe his daughter’s special ability. Whenever his daughter says she sees “something”, her father will get pretty mad, hits her and locked her into the basement.

Fast forward to 2010, she was seen working as a paranormal investigator with her two colleagues. She received a call who requested help as his house is haunted. She turned cold upon hearing the address, cause the person is living in the home where she grew up as a child. Shaken, hesitant, but she have to accept it in order to make things right. 

Together with her two paranormal investigators who never let her do alone, they venture out into the open. To the place where brings her back to her childhood days.

Never would she expected, that this case will lead her to be connected more than just the spirit world. But involving those she cares. This is where you will too venture out for the truth as I ain’t gonna be a spoiler =D

My views: The sudden jumpscares is one thing, the usual. Unlike its previous instalments, this one comes with tons of great humour, especially from her two colleagues. Infact most of the jokes comes from them.

The plot is good, catching up to the days where we see the parapsychologist as a young girl grow up feeling tormented due to her father’s beating whenever he heard paranormal activity from her. It focus more into this character and her childhood, revealing much what is happening and how she had devoted her life in helping others who experience similar circumstances like hers. Not to mention, some sad moments where you may ended up in tears if you are the emotional type.

Overall to me its a good horror, with the combination of hilarious and sad moments. Scariest part for me when this demon had fingers made out as keys and will silence you in the throat. No matter how loud or how much you scream, nobody can heard you….

Watch it to believe it… 

 

 

 

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Captain’s log                                   Stardate: 061018.1 (Jan 06th, 2018)

Some time ago my wife told me about this food court that offers the best potato ball which appeared much bigger than a tennis ball. 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! =)

Yes, those recommended by him seems like a MUST to try! =D

Situated in the heart of Kampong Glam area at Sultan Gate, there this black and white building that has a food court on the ground level called FOMO. Short for Fear Of Missing Out. Wow, what a name!

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I read its more than just your typical food court. FOMO is more hip hop, due to its tropical-paradise themed and colourful ambience, garden courtyard with a swing, and comes with a bar-like impression. Seriously, not your usual type of foodcourt.

There’s few food stalls and 1 drink stall. Among the food stalls, me and my wife aimed the one where Chef Bob had recommended. Named Kakak Kentang, it served potato balls and comes in medium and large. And when I say large, its really large than a tennis ball.

It serves two choices: Bombastic, which is stuffed beef potato ball with tomato based soup; and Chikabom which is the chicken version. Both cost below $10 and the meatballs were dunked in thick gravy. I choose the chicken version while my wife choose the Bomb. Both medium size.

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The Chikabom taste like mee soto ayam (Chicken noodle soto….I think), but really not bad. However the Bombastic is really the BOMB! It makes you go WOW 
and feels like as if hot steam just gushed out from your ears. The Bombistic was someting to hunt and crave for. Trying adding a spoonful of kicap pedas (chili soy sauce) like how my wife did. You can tell the difference!

The stall also offers side dishes: Abang Popiah (Crunchy fried spring rolls) and Adik Char Kuay (Deep fried dough sticks). We try the Popiah. Damn it was delicious! We will try the Char Kuay when we came back here again. Definitely worth a shot!

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Since few days after its opening, Kakak Kentang had quickly become one of the more popular food stores at FOMO. So popular that Chef Bob feature it as one of the best and recommended eating 
place in Singapore.

Though the Kakak Kentang is 100% Muslim Owned, the hip hop FOMO Singapore is not Halal certified cause the drink counter serves alcohol.

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Honestly I’m not very sure about the rest of the stalls, though one of them uses Halal certified products. Also I saw one with the “No pork no lard” sign. Me and my wife were only aiming for the big kentang ball. 
Its for you to try out the rest and see how the taste is. They does looked appetising though.

If not, try this classique Singaporean Kentang Ball and you might be coming back for more. They were made with love and simply worthlicious! Ask Chef Bob! =D

Its located at 38 Sultan Gate. Opening Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm, Monday – Sunday.

ENJOY!! 

 

A Fresh New Year!

Posted: January 1, 2018 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                                 Stardate: 012018.1 (Jan 01st, 2018)

At the dawn of the new year awaken, I will always share the best highlights or moments from those previous 12 months. Year 2017 has been quite a decent, yet facing many challenges and obstacles as I move up the ladder. Meet many learning opportunities, contributing for the good will, going well with the love of my life, and finally married to the love of my life.

2017 memories

When’s there positive, there’s always the not-so good ones. Life has been, the ups and down. We learn to pick ourselves up and continue advancing forward. Mistakes learn, and we will continue learning. 

So without further ado, here I go!

NEW YEAR TOKUCOS SINGAPORE GATHERING
MONTH: JANUARY

Start of the new year was a blast as our Tokucos Singapore gathered for a night of buffet at Satay By The Bay Steamboat.

We gathered all around for a night of fun, laughter and jokes. We push aside all negative issues as we are there to enjoy the new year while feast on the mouth-watering buffet and chill throughout the night!

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SABAN’S POWER RANGERS

MONTH: MARCH

The most sensational hit in all of American live-action superhero children’s television series is once again back on the big screen. Its been 20 years since the last movie was shown. The reboot Power Rangers film franchise features the main characters of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangerstelevision series, portrayed by a new cast.

My Toku gang immediately initiate this opportunity to be part of it as to come down to watch the movie while in suits. This is also our chance to promote our Toku group, an opportunity we cannot miss. 

And yes, the movie was so MORPHENOMENAL! 

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CAMP SIMBA

MONTH: JUNE

Our humble community of Pause of a Cause were invited by DukeNUS Medical School to be part of their Camp Simba. Made up of students from both Duke-NUS Medical School and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, their mission is to provide kids, whose parent, sibling or close relative who has or has had cancer a chance to have fun and relax within the three-day fun program. A retreat experience just to be kids!

We have a mix and match of mainstream, iconic and amazing characters to fill the hearts and desires of the kids and families in need. We are honour by this unique opportunity, and hope we can continue to work together again in the future.

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HOSPITAL VISIT

MONTH: JUNE

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.

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GO! GO! POWER RANGERS BIRTHDAY!

MONTH: AUGUST

Our 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! 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. 

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HOSPITAL VISIT

MONTH: AUGUST

Our humble community of Pause for a Cause gets another invitation from KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. 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! =)

I’ve been there for like a few times and did not even get sick of it! Hahaha! I really enjoyed doing what I love.

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CHILDREN’S SOCIETY OF SINGAPORE FLAG DAY

MONTH: SEPTEMBER

4 volunteers from Pause For A Cause had turn up for this flag day which was organised by the Children’s Society of Singapore. 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. 

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SINGAPORE TOYS GAMES COMIC CONVENTION 2017

MONTH: SEPTEMBER

Marina Bay Sands Convention hall open its doors for the most anticipated and annual cosplay event, where it will bring out the latest and coolest toys, games, anime, cosplay, music, fashion merging from East and West.

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!

And with that, I had decided to come down in my Batman Beyond Armour version. Remodified!

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OUR HAPPY DAY

MONTH: SEPTEMBER

24 Sep 2017: Alhamdulillah….I praise to Allah for this joyous moment where I’m finally tied the knot with the love of my life.. =)

Best of all, where a simple Malay traditional wedding can turn out to be such fun cause I had 4 of my friends came down in their best costumes ever known. Acted like bodyguards, they make my wedding an unforgettable one. You cannot imagine how viral it gets overnight! =D

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HONEYMOON IN KRABI

MONTH: NOVEMBER

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.

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! From canoeing, elephant trekking, riding the ATV, it was truly unforgettable! =D

The only thing I regret, not having a candlelight dinner with my wife……=(

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Those 365 days has been great and filled with treasure moments. Thank you 2017. I couldn’t be more thankful. Despite how I struggle, I will still keep on with the pace, cause you will never know what lies ahead for your future.

Now 2018, Dear Lord, give me the courage, motivation and strength to be a better person. This is the year where I will faced much bigger responsibilities, commitments and sacrifices. Insha’Allah I can fulfilled this for the next 365 days and be a good husband to my beloved wife, and be a good father when we have kids. I can never tell how its going to be. All I have to do is to keep on praying, dedicated to what needs to be done, and Insha’Allah I can succeed =)

Lastly, Happy New Year 2018!! Best wishes for all! 
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Its Mooolicious!

Posted: December 21, 2017 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                               Stardate: 92112.7 (Dec 21st, 2017)

When I first came to know about this new eating place from my wife who share it in Facebook, I was over the moo–n!! Known as The Talking Cow, which is based of a well-known Thai Fusion Steamboat. Also known as Mookatta. Surprisingly its located not far from where I lived, about 5 minutes walk. And more surprising the stall comes from the coffee shop under a block where I buy my food sometimes. The entire coffeeshop is all Muslim stallholders, so no problem for this one.

Even blogging this down makes me feel like to go there for another round! =D

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So me, my wife, my mum and my younger brother head down there. Was planning to bring the entire family. Unfortunately my dad was working night shift, my 2nd brother had to work overtime and my younger sister is coming home late. 
Perhaps next time then. Anyway without further ado, let’s move on to the food.

We order the Combo Set, which requires a minimum of two people to dine in. It consists of fish balls, black pepper beef, garlic chicken, marinated sliced fish, tiger prawns, half shell scallops, New Zealand mussels, hot dogs, crab sticks, Chinese cabbage, golden mushrooms, broccoli, sweet corn and eggs. There’s also an option as part of the combo, where you can choose either instant noodles, rice or tanghoon.

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And if you add $2, you will get a free-flow of soup where there’s three flavours to choose from: Tom Yum, chicken or singgang which is a sour and savoury soup. We decided to go for the Tom Yum, and also the fact that my wife is a big fan of Tom Yum =D

There’s also the Cheezy Cheese available on their MUST ADD-ON list. Unfortunately we were told that the mozzarella cheese had ran out and was replaced with Maggie noodles instead. Oh well, maybe next time when we came here again we be able to get the taste of it. I’m a big fan of cheese, seriously. =D

After much excitement of waiting, our gas-operated grill finally arrived with the platter of mouth-watering combo-set. Once the grill was sizzling hot, we pour in the Tom Yum soup in the pot, smeared butter on the grill and watch the food sizzle with our heart’s content as we place them in one after another.

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One bite and I was moo-ing with delight! Its moooolicious! 

Now here comes the best part. Their drinks stall offers Thai Milk Tea Tower. Yes that’s right, the drink comes in this 3 litre tower. The excitement on our faces when they bring out the towering drink. I wanted to try drinking from one for so long.

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Me and my wife love Thai milk tea ever since we try them out during our honeymoon in Krabi. I read from a review from this person who had his experience at The Talking Cow. He describe that the milk tea was too sweet. True, as how me and wife had try it when we are in Thailand. 

So as such we request to the owner of the drink stall if he can make ours with less sugar. He did not accept it at first as the Thai milk tea were all ready-made. But however he gave in to our request and prepared a special one for us.

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Its been a long time since we last drank this….

As I had been here before, the stall are quite spacious and you can choose to seat anywhere. Take note that they only accept cash at the moment as they are newly opened. Best of all, there is no GST or service charge. The members there are very friendly and helpful. So in doubt, do approached them and they be happy to assist you.

My verdict: It was a mouth-watering experience and my family really enjoyed our first Thai Fusion or mookata experience. No regrets! Great food, friendly service with a relax atmosphere where you can chill while feast on a well-deserved hearty meal. Best of all, I don’t need to seek for a 3 litre tower drink elsewhere when there’s already one which is only one block away from where I lived! =D

The address is at 418 Bedok North Avenue 2. Its open from 5pm – 11pm, Monday to Friday. For weekends and public holidays it will open from 12pm – 10pm.

So do dropped by and give a try at this Muslim-owned Thai steamboat stall. You might be coming back for more =)

 

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…

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!!