Solo in Singapore: Universal Studios

Posted in RedFM with tags , , , , , , on February 22, 2012 by Terry

Been wanting to go to Universal Studios Singapore since it opened but it was just never a good time. In fact I was just in Singapore about a month ago to watch Wicked (which was awesome) but didn’t get a chance to experience the theme park coz of time constraints. Argh!

So a couple of weeks ago I decided to just make plans and head there all by myself. A solo trip it would be! Again!

AND IT WAS SO WORTH IT!

I think I look pretty calm. Nope, not freaking out at all.

I was only gonna be in Singapore for the weekend  so I knew time was gonna be a factor. Friends had already told me that waiting in line for the rides was painstakingly slow. They also said that weekends were the worst with the largest crowds and that I should avoid Saturdays at all cost. So what did I do? I went on a saturday!

Hey, it’s not like I had a choice, I have very few leave days left so i had to make it a weekend trip.

But to make sure I got on all the rides I splurged an extra 50 Singapore dollars on the Xpress Pass that allowed me to cut queue…and kinda feel very important, and also kinda taller, I have issues.

Solo in Saigon

Posted in RedFM on February 8, 2012 by Terry

Wanted a short break and couldn’t really decide where to go so I simply set a budget and started looking for destinations.

Finally decided on Saigon because I’ve never been there and most online reviews said it was worth a visit. How do you say no to a place that prides itself on coffee made from beans that have been through the digestive system of a civet cat. How exotic.

So off I went…yup, I’m gullible that way.

Terry’s Takes – PUSS IN BOOTS

Posted in RedFM on December 13, 2011 by Terry

SCORE: 5/10

STARRING: ANTONIO BANDERAS, SALMA HAYEK, ZACH GALIFIANAKIS, BILLY BOB THORNTON

RELEASE DATE: 24TH NOVEMBER 2011

IN A NUTSHELL:

We get the back story on one of the most loved characters from Shrek!

BEST BITS:

The ‘ohhhhhhh’ cat was a definite scene-stealer. You can’t not love him!

The 'ohhhhh' cat. Cute animated character…or CULTURAL ICON?!!!

IMHO:

Puss is basically a shorter, hairier, cuter version of Zorro…who licks himself.

Also I found Humpty-Dumpty very distracting. I kept trying to figure out how many people would be able to have breakfast if he were an omelet.

Terry’s Takes – NEW YEAR’S EVE

Posted in RedFM on December 9, 2011 by Terry

SCORE: 5/10

STARRING: Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Jon Bon Jovi, Robert De Niro, Josh Duhamel, Zac Efron, Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Lea Michele, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, Hector Elizondo, Sofia Vergara…and every other actor who isn’t currently in rehab😉

RELEASE DATE: 8TH DECEMBER 2011

IN A NUTSHELL:

Follow’s the lives of a cross-section of people living in New York in the hours leading up to the ball drop.

BEST BITS:

1) When Kominsky (Hector Elizondo) is called in. He’s the ball expert. Yes, they have a ball expert :O

2) Every scene with Halle Berry in it. Yes, I’m biased that way.

IMHO:

I find it very difficult to truly enjoy these huge ensemble movies. I always feel like there’s too much going on and when I do find something I like in it I can only enjoy it for a brief moment because it has to make way for all the other story lines that need to be told.

But having said that this movie is dramatic enough, funny enough and emotional enough to be entertaining…enough.

Much better than Valentine’s Day. And I’m a Halle Berry fan, so that helped🙂

Worth a watch.

Am I a Makan Maniac?

Posted in RedFM on December 8, 2011 by Terry

Just got back from dinner with a couple of friends and we realized something. There’s a slight possibility that I tend to order too much food. I dunno, do you think the pic below shows too much food for 3 people?

It’s been brought up before that if I ate less I’d probably be able to save loads of money and I’m starting to wonder if that’s true. So I’m gonna keep track of my food expenditure this month and we’ll see what my grand glutton-total is come January. We’ll find out if I’m really a Makan Maniac?

Hey, maybe you can tell me how much you spend on food a month for comparison’s sake. Ya?

Ooh this is making me nervous…I think I’m gonna buy something to eat😉

Terry’s Takes – THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 1

Posted in RedFM on November 30, 2011 by Terry

SCORE: 4/10

STARRING: KRISTEN STEWART, ROBERT PATTINSON, TAYLOR LAUTNER

RELEASE DATE: 24TH NOVEMBER

IN A NUTSHELL:

Human girl is pregnant with a vampire’s baby. Werewolves want to kill her and the baby. Vampires try to protect her.

BEST BITS:

The scene where they discuss the baby’s name. I was convinced right then and there that they should be deemed unfit parents. lol.

IMHO:

I’ve always been a fan of zombie movies so that’s what kept me interested in this flick. But there are no zombies in this movie you say? Well, you’re wrong, there’s ONE. Bella.

Think about it. She moves lifelessly , she speaks slowly with a slur and her eyes are constantly glazed over and spaced out. If that’s not a zombie I don’t know what is!

A movie about a love-triangle between a a vampire, a werewolf…and a zombie! Now that’s original😉

Terry’s Takes – TRANSFORMERS: DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

Posted in RedFM on June 29, 2011 by Terry

SCORE: 4.5/10

STARRING: SHIA LEBEOUF, ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY, JOSH DUHAMEL, PATRICK DEMPSEY, FRANCES MCDORMAND

RELEASE DATE: 30th JUNE

IN A NUTSHELL:

Good robots have to stop bad robots from teleporting their home planet into our atmosphere which would lead to world domination and the enslavement of the entire human race.

BEST BITS:

All the scenes with Sam’s mom. She’s so over-bearing, ditzy and foul-mouthed that you can’t help but love her!

IMHO:

Definitely better than the 2nd movie but still lacks the depth of emotion that makes the first movie the best of the three.

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