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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Lunch at Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen/ Movie "Source Code" @ Century Square

We gobbled up our lunch at Popeyes before rushing to catch the movie "Source Code".
The little biscuit was being wrapped up like a burger when it was served to us.
Fried Shrimps
"Wendy's" has square-shaped bun burgers.  Here at Popeyes, the burgers are "Diamond-shaped".  The burger was quite tasty with a big chunk of chicken fillet sandwiched between the diamond-shaped buns.

"Source Code"
Synopsis: When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he's part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. In an assignment unlike any he's ever known, he learns he's part of a government experiment called the "Source Code," a program that enables him to cross over into another man's identity in the last 8 minutes of his life. With a second, much larger target threatening to kill millions in downtown Chicago, Colter re-lives the incident over and over again, gathering clues each time, until he can solve the mystery of who is behind the bombs and prevent the next attack. Filled with mind-boggling twists and heart-pounding suspense, Source Code is a smart action-thriller directed by Duncan Jones (Moon) also starring Michelle Monaghan (Eagle Eye, Due Date), Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Departed), and Jeffrey Wright (Quantum of Solace, Syriana).  

At first, I thought this is just some low budget film with only a few main characters and the almost same scenes will repeat itself again and again.  However, there are some fine details that you need to catch in order to link everything together.  It is a film that will set you to think.  However, towards the end, some people have different interpretations.  What is your interpretation?  Care to share here?

After the movie, we went to the basement to get some dessert from "Dessert Story".  However, their desserts were a disappointment.  I ordered beancurd barley and it came in a very small bowl with no trace of beancurd and a bit of barley.  It tasted so bland and this tiny bowl with no substance cost $3.50!

Hubby's ordered yam paste with ginko nut and pumpkin.  Presentation wise it looked much better but tastewise, it was just average.

I will not have my dessert here again.  :(

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Pizza Hut Delivery

Nuffnang has recently put in Pizza Hut's advertisement on my blog.  Thank you!!  I will try out their new menu soon!  Anyway, I had ordered their personal pan pizzas again on one of the lazy days last month.  To thank Pizza Hut for their adverts, I will post these photos of pizza hut's pizzas that I had ordered.  :)

2 pizzas for $23.90, inclusive of GST

Thai Express @ Tampines One

I went Thai Express with LJ after we had visited Joyce and her 3 little ones at Tampines.  SL brought along her little princess too! 

"Claypot" Vermicelli with Soft Shell Crab
A bit salty but the soft shell crab was nice!
Olive Rice with Chicken - Where are the chicken meat?  Haha...
Thai Iced Tea
I think this was the first time I had Thai Iced Tea.  Don't quite like it, think it has an acquired taste.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Toast Box @ Old Kallang Airport

 I just ordered a slice of banana cake as I didn't have much appetite for heavy stuff like mee siam, nasi lemak.  Just recovered from a high fever.  The cake was rather dry and I didn't manage to finish it although it was not really very big.
 Hubby ordered their laksa.  A small bowl of laksa like this cost $5.50 and we waited like almost half an hour for it.

 Kallang Airport in the past

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Singapore Biennale 2011 (Part II) - Old Kallang Airport

We started by exploring the East Block.
Office Orchitect
Installation is based on the work of a fictional Singapore architect KS Wong.  Many impossible architecture, beyong your imagination can be found here. 

All real hair in this room!  Eeeek!!
Frequency and Volume
Human antennae - our body tunes to the frequencies of local radia station.
Through a Glass Darkly
Words in the four official languages of Singapore flow and swirl across the gallery walls and floor.

Next, we walked over to the Terminal Building....

We couldn't go further beyong this point.

A piece of contemporary art here!  A German barn, replete with bales of hay in a disused aviation hangar.  The Barn is a creation of Berlin-based power duo Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset.  The duo creates works that often seek to displace, relocate or remove buildings or objects out of their original contexts, and to make us see the familar anew.

The installation also features four young men dressed in traditional lederhosen, or leather pants, relaxing in the hay with books and diary in hand.  When we were there, one of the young men was "working hard" at the barn, while the other 3 were inside the dark barn, sitting down and chatting away.  I felt so strange and hesitant to enter the barn at first.

Something abstract.....
More photos of the Singapore Biennale at Old Kallang Airport can be found HERE at my Multiply site :D

Friday, April 22, 2011

Singapore Biennale 2011 (Part I) - The Merlion Hotel

The theme for this year's Singapore Biennale is "Open House".  "The Merlion Hotel", which is definitely the main highlight of this event, has opened its door to the public during the day from 13 March to 15 May 2011.  From April 4 to May 5, there will be a couple checking into the hotel every night at a cost of $150.  If you are thinking of spending a night here, too bad, it was fully booked within one hour when the hotline was opened.

The 'hotel', a 100 sq m luxury room built around the Merlion, is an art installation by Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi.

Some info about this Japanese artist:
-  He was born 1960, nagoya, japan; he lives and works in berlin and tokyo,.
-  He uses scale and distance in his installations to propose fresh perspectives on what might be taken for granted or otherwise seem ordinary. his best-known projects have involved the building of rooms around public monuments or architectural elements.
-  The result is two-fold: on one hand, an 'instant sculpture' appears in a private space, and on the other, that same piece disappears
-  From the public sphere. within the room, this dramatic shift from public to private creates an encounter with the sculpture that is both fascinating and uncanny; there is egalitarianism in nishi's desire to expose art to all.
-  tatzu nishi works under a variety of names as part of each project, including tatsuro nishino, tatzu oozu and tatsurou bashi.   (credit:

Hey, these people were not advertising for M1 service provider.  Haha.... The orange umbrellas were provided by the staff so that the people will not melt under the scorching sun.  Hubby and I joined in the queue too in order to get into the Merlion Hotel.  We queued for around 15 minutes, not too bad actually.

The prominent red "Merlion Hotel"
Seized the opportunity to take a shot with the red building while queueing.

The bottom part of the Merlion, looked quite run down
Going up the stairs to get into the room
Entering the luxurious 5-star hotel...
Nice view of the esplanade from the window at the study table

Our Merlion!!

I think this was the first time I was actually taking picture with a erm... bathtub :D
Dressing table
Wall paper, printed with some of our Singapore icons.
Side view of the Merlion....
The friendly staff helped both of us to take a last photo with the Merlion before we left.