Thursday, April 29, 2010

Ip Man 2

I've been really needing some movie-getaways, just to lose my self for 120mins in the fantasy world of film...

Kick Ass was a good start and today, I caught the sequel to the really good Ip Man. I'm glad to say it's two for two right now. Ip Man 2 is really good and I think it's probably same if not a little better than the first. This movie had a few more light hearted moments and the fights were choreographed really well.

I'm looking forward to the next 'Man' on Friday.... that sounds so wrong... lol

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Kick Ass really kicks ass!

Go watch if you are at least 18yrs (it's M18....). Really violent and good. lol. I've really needed some good movies recently. Hate to say work has not been the most rosey. But that's life.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Universal Studios Singapore - Pretty Good!

Today was my first visit to Universal Studios Singapore. I've been pretty keen to see how USS compares to the other Universal Studios in LA and in Osaka. While I must admit the marketing efforts have made me quite excited to visit the place, I was somewhat uncertain if USS would really be as good as her older counterparts.

I tried a few rides and I think they are pretty good. The few which I tried and thought was pretty worth queuing up for were the Mummy Returns indoor coaster (a new ride for me) and the Jurassic Park water ride (similar to the ones in the US, but still pretty good). It was a real pity that the Battlestar Galactica duelling coasters were still closed. I'm pretty sure it would have been one helluva ride. There was also a new Madagascar ride which I don't think is meant to be an exciting one, but still, it's something to look forward to the next time I visit.

Just as good as the rides (if not better) were the entertainment. I went for a few of the shows and thoroughly enjoyed them. From the Shrek 4D short movie to the Donkey Comedy Show to the Monster Rock Concert, it was a really fun experience. I was also pleasantly surprised that there was an outdoor performance of songs from Hairspray! Really fun stuff! I think the shows alone will justify me visiting USS again.

All throughout the place, there were quite a few fun character picture moments. I admit I got a bit silly and started taking pictures with Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, the Madagascar Penguins... seriously, I can't believe I actually posed for pics with them. But it was memorable.

Another nice thing was for now, USS was still giving out $10 meal vouchers and $5 shopping vouchers to all visitors. $10 is pretty sufficient for a decent meal in USS and although $5 buys you about 2/3 of a key chain, hey... $5 off is better than $0.

On the whole, I think I really did enjoy USS. I'm seriously considering buying the annual pass for $318 which will allow me to visit the park unlimited number of times each year. For those who have yet to visit USS, here are some pics to get you tempted...

On the right.. the duelling coasters... For my next visit... if I can conquer my fear of roller coasters.

Bought myself a Battlestar Galactica T-shirt and the obligatory Universal Studios Singapore T-shirt.
And what visit to a theme park would be complete without a key chain... lol...