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Mamma Mia – The Movie

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Mamma mia was certainly a musical i’ve really enjoyed watching since in a long while. It was very entertaining and i was certainly surprised that Meryl Streep could sing so well. It was refreshing to see her play a role that’s fun and free spirited since the last i watched her in Devil Wears Prada. The cast was great excapt for Pierce Brosnans singing or croaking as i would like to think so.. no offence but i think it certainly added charachter to the movie.

Besides the cast, the songs are the main higlight of the movie or rather musical and it is much better in my opinion when compared to the original ABBA version. Meryl Streep again was great. Not only a great actress but a talented singer as well. I can’t seem to stop complementing her.

Tough there were part’s of the movie which i tought were not completely well tought out, for instance if she really was that much in love with Pierce Brosans characther how could she date not just one but two guys in such a short time. And i didn’t quite understand why it took Colin Firths charachter this long to figure out his true sexual identity? He had to come all the way to a remote island to meet another guy and falls in love to only realise it? Were there no cute guys back where he came from? The wedding ceremony was another part of the movie i tought was a bit weird. After all it’s just a movie i guess. And there was a happy ending to for all of them. So what the heck, i still wouldnt mind going to watch it again. 

This is my absolute favourite of all the songs. It’s sang with a lot of passion and emotion. It certainly brings a tear in my eye everytime i hear it. (Darmin you were the one sobbing in the cinema not me OK!!)

Mamma Mia The Movie – The Winner Takes It All


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October 15, 2008 at 4:31 pm

An affair to remember.

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The whole reason my family made the trip down south to Singapore was to attend my brothers registration of marriage.

And as always, i was assigned family stylist by noneother then myself. I’m glad i could help everyone be their best on that special day. You can see me in action helping my mom out with her makeup. I also helped her with her hair. I’m getting the hang of using velcro rollers now. I also helped my mom trim her hair so that she’s have more layers to it which would really help bring out the curls on different layers. As a result she looked beautifull. My younger bro looked polished with his purple shirt which he and myself went looking for it high and low. I was very particular in looking for that exact colour and when we finnally found it, we were so pleased to know it was on sale. So basically our efforts paid off really well. As for dad i wanted him to try a sleek striped shirt which would complement my moms outfit. As for the cople of the day, i’ll lets the pictures speak for themselves. Just so you know i had nothing to do with their outfits for the day!

The food that night was not bad. It was a mix of Itallian, Western,Chinese, Japanese, and Thai cuisines. That’s a lot right? Well it was a good mix i have to say. There were pasta with seafood marinara sauce, teriyaki chicken, roasted lamb with brown sauce, soft shell crab with chicken floss, japanese tofu cooked in a thai style gravy, chinese style veggies and some seafood starters with salads. All in all, it was a great night as i had a chance to see my parent on the dance floor in action for the first time.

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October 14, 2008 at 4:55 pm

A trip down south!!!

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It has been awhile i’ve been away from posting any updates here. Today i’m gonna make some time to post up some pictures i took on my trip to Singapore.

I have to say, Singapore is a place just alike Malaysia, we have all the same elements of a melting pot with people of different race, religion and culture whom also share the same lifestyle as us yet it really felt like i was walking into a new environment. Flats cover the skyline every corner i look. Its looks neat and well placed. Another thing i really liked is how the Government there preserves the old colonial building. But what really caught my attention was this huge almost black futuristic designed building which i later found out was LASALLE College of the Arts. We happened to stay very near by this building hence i had the chance of taking a closer look at it. I was really blown away. Why don’t we see more buildings like this in Malaysia?

For most of the trip down there we spent all our time in SIngapore’s Little India as brother and his fiancee had some wedding stuff to look at. I had a chance to go shopping with mom for saree’s. We went to most of the saree shops looking for some really interesting colours and designs. I manage to dig out some cool colours and we finally decided on a really uniquely designed purple saree. I was not happy with the choices the sales man was showing us.. they really havent a clue… i had to go behind the counter and start digging out the choices i tought were best. We also bought another saree which was picked out by Darmin (younger brother). A dark green coloured one which i think was a brilliant choice as it looked really regal. The sights in Little India is vibrant with colours and just buzzing with activity.

And not to miss out on the good food they had there. The indian restaurants served basically what all other indian shop serves. Nothing out of the ordinary but nonetheless the food was good. Chaat is referred to the street food or street snack thats available all over India. We had a chance to savour these snacks in a restaurant setting and it was quite interesting. The varying textures and flavours was a real delight. It’s more of a comfort food or snack for me esspecially those toasted buns served with warm potatoe cubes cooked in spices served with a dallop of ghee and some fresh cucumber.

This was the spread we had one of the mornings for breakfast, chinese dim sums. They were fairly ok i guess. Again nothing to shout about. Afterall it’s not like we went hunting for the best dim sum in town. We just picked the nearest foodcourt since we wanted plenty of time to prepare ourself for the big event that night. I did enjoy the scrambled egg with oyster tough, it wasn’t slimy and mushy as some places serve them.

A dish so synonymous with Singapore is Chili Crabs. Everyone goes crazy when you mention it. I think is all crabshit cos my moms crab curry beats those chili crabs anyday. Luckily for me my mom will be cooking it the next when i go home. Yummy! But the dishes we had at the riverside restaurant were good enough i guess.. everyone else seemed to be enjoying the crabs which i tought lacked in taste.

So it looks like i’ll just have to wait for another 2 weeks before i pack my bags and head back home for a few days of blissfull comfort home cooked food and some much need sleep. Good night for now.

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October 13, 2008 at 4:39 pm