Encore @ Fort Canning Green (28th – 30th March 2014)

“Encore is a 3 night musical showcase featuring the musical movies “Mamma Mia!”, A hard days night’ from the Beatles & always popular “Grease”. “

Some snippets of the 3-day event 🙂

Day 1: “Mamma Mia!”

A mini rant!! We didn’t know that we can’t bring outside food to the venue 😦 so we packed picnic food on the first day. Was quite pissed off by the rather ridiculous rule as we actually paid about $20 per ticket for an open air screening of movie. And then forcing us to purchase $3 mineral water (yes you have to empty your bottles at the entrance), and another $10 – 15 buying food, same food everyday. I saw someone abandon their watermelon, it was quite funny. We think this is the most upsetting part of the screening and will deter us from joining next year.

Anyways, luckily we arrived slightly early on a Friday evening so we found a spot outside the venue, just next to the park to picnic first. Free live band from 5 pm to 7 pm before the movie screening. Singer (Syltra Lee), her voice super power!

No mood to cam-whore!! cuz we need to rush through our picnic!! boo

No mood to cam-whore!!
cuz we need to rush through our picnic!! boo

Encore 2014 Fort Canning Green

Encore 2014 Fort Canning Green

Thank goodness it didn’t rain for the three days! Dry grass patches are always appreciated 🙂

Encore 2014 Fort Canning Green

There was after-movie party after the movie till 11pm.

"Best Dressed" for the night. Very themed.  And the psychedelic lights.

“Best Dressed” for the night. Very themed.
And the psychedelic lights.

Decided to splurge on beer because of the promo buy 2 get 1 free (~$30 for 2 cans).

Kronenbourg 1664  The Blanc tasted very smooth and fruity (passionfruit / mango?)  Love it!

Kronenbourg 1664
The Blanc tasted very smooth and fruity (passionfruit / mango?)
Love it!

Feeling so high like a G6~

Feeling so high like a G6~

 

Day 2: “The Beatles!”

Free Flow popcorn throughout the three days event! But not the very high quality type la.... hahs.

Free Flow popcorn throughout the three days event!
But not the very high quality type la…. hahs. And the humid weather made the popcorn turned soggy very fast.

 Arrived early so we went to take some photos at the photo booth! The props were rather interesting and apt. 

Encore @ Fort Cannin 1

Encore @ Fort Canning Green

We shared a roast chicken breast salad which were not bad, meat wasn’t too dry and salad dressing was tangy and appetizing. Salad $10 + Fries $5 + Water $3 

Encore @ Fort Canning Green

This movie was my least favourite, maybe because I am not so much of a Beatles fan. *shrugs

 

Day 3: “Grease!!!”

Encore @ Fort Canning Green

 My favourite movie of the event! Grease reminded me of the 70s High School Musical. The leading actress (Olivia Newton-John) was so pretty and graceful in the movie. The million dollar question: why is the movie called Grease? 

 Overall I enjoyed myself over these 3 days 🙂

 XOXO
zibbie ♔

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Yonehachi @ Takashimaya basement!

20th Jan 2011

Been wanting to try this small eatery at Taka basement since it opened like less than two months ago!

It serves Okowa rice with meat/seafood side dishes such as chicken, salmon, unagi, saba. Okowa rice is Jap mochi rice with additional toppings like vegetables, mushrooms, nuts, seaweed mixed together, thus the rice itself can be a complete meal and very suitable for lunch box item.

Yonehachi serves five different types of Okowa rice – red beans (original), chestnuts, salmon, Hijiki seaweed and sansai (vegetable). My scallop rice was the special of the day!

My Unagi set with Scallop okowa rice!

Scallop Okowa rice

For this, it was mixed with yummy, well flavoured dried scallop and some seaweed ((: See the pearly shine and firm (but soft!) texture. The rice had a tint of sweetness, nom nom 😀

Unagi ❤

Tender Unagi which was not over cooked, almost melting in the mouth type. ❤

Sher's Salmon Teriyaki set

She ordered the chestnut Okowa rice which had bits of sweet chestnut and big red beans! This rice was slightly on the lighter side compared to my scallop Okowa rice. I liked how the Salmon skin was a bit charred and crispy.

Hijiki Seaweed

THIS IS ONE OF MY FAV!!! I ❤ Hijiki Seaweed. First time eating it was at Wasabi Tei (changed chef alre). The one here at Yonehachi was decent, but the flavours were not very well developed, something was lacking… But decent, since a lot of places don’t offer this dish.

Steamed veg

Shitake, bamboo shoots, carrots, lotus, pumpkin (eww I HATE PUMPKIN).

Total bill came up to about $35 for two people, pretty decent for the quality of the food, but slightly over priced for the ambience (more like relax cafe/ food court type). Will be back to try other different types of Okowa rice!

Watch Burlesque at Cine.


Same old plot acted by different stars. Poor country side girl goes to the big city and eventually rises as a big star.With some romance involved of course. I did enjoy the movie though (:

For the first time, I think Christina. A is hot, like she has the stage presence, confident, loud and passionate. She is not the typical pretty girl, but the make up made her transformed to another person (almost).

Looking like Marilyn Monroe!

One doesn’t need to be super pretty or hot to be noticed. If you have got the passion and the talent in what you are doing, anyone can shine like a star, just anyone can…

 

XOXO
zibbie ♔