Sunday, September 28, 2014

Clover Flims- Movie Junkies Guide

Attended Clover Film's event a couple days back held at Fullerton Hotel.
If you're not familiar with Clover Films, well, its a Singapore based film distributor company.
It simply means, they are the ones who bring all the super good shows to Singapore! 
Mostly Asian Based movies though. So, your Korean, Thailand films that you get to watch in Singapore, sometimes its brought in by them! 
There's a full range of upcoming movies for everyone!
FOR THOSE WHO LOVES MOVIES BASED ON TRUE EVENTS!
海雾 10月16日上映
HAEMOO - 16th October 2014 
I am not a Korean fan but I must say, upon watching the trailer for this film, it was so intense! 
Not knowing whats going to happen next and all. Super interesting to watch!
Synopsis:
Based on true events, <HAEMOO> is the story of a group of fishermen who are driven into madness when their attempt to smuggle illegal migrants ends in a horrible tragedy. 
Six crew members –led by the captain, is the kind-hearted chief engineer ‘Wan-ho’(Moon Sung-geun) who had an eventful life and lives hidden on the boat. To the naive and youngest crew member ‘Dong-shik’(Park Yoochun)who just started working aboard the ship recently– begin their dream of having their boat with a full load of fish. However on the open sea, they are transporting something, it is not meat but human beings!To protect the ship and their livelihoods, Captain ‘Cheol-ju’(Kim Yoon-seok) suggests to his crew members the job in helping to smuggle [stowaways]. Numerous of stowaways who risks their lives and comes across the sea, and the six crew members who are on board a fated boat. Amid that, an unknown‘sea fog’ to which they cannot see what’s in front of themselves comes down and they become swept into an uncontrollable accident…
Cast:Kim Yun-Seok, Park Yoo-Chun, Han Ye-Ri, Moon Sung-Geun, Kim Sang-Ho

FOR THE ART FILM LOVERS AND WISH TO SPEND 3 HOURS IN THE THEATER!
黄金时代- 10月16日上映
THE GOLDEN ERA-16th October 2014 
Maybe that's how Tang Wei got her endorsement from SK2!
 By filming this movie in the cold cold chilly weather! HAH. Kidding. 
So this film has been pretty talked about in the chinese film industry for its art direction and its plot.
So good that it has been selected as the Hong Kong entry for the 87th Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film. Yes, so this one, DIEDIE ALSO must watch! Too critically acclaim already! 
Synopsis:
Xiao Hong was born into a land-owning family in Manchuria. Her mother died when Xiao Hong was young and her estrangement from her tyrannical father sparked a long quest for an independent and emotionally satisfying life. She was rescued from destitution by hard-drinking fellow writer Xiao Jun, but their fraught and competitive relationship brought her more heartache than joy...
Cast:Tang Wei, Feng Shao Feng
湯 唯 ,  馮紹峰

FOR THE ACTION SIAOS!
《一个人的武林》- 10月30日上映
KUNGFU JUNGLE- 30th October 2014
You cannot go wrong with movies starring Donnie Yen. C'mon, he has such charisma and his body is super fit ok? His minor sense of humor in his films and kungfu stunts is bound to make you fall in love with him. If you're a action film person, this is definitely a must-watch! 
Synopsis:
A martial arts instructor (Donnie Yen) working at a police academy gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer (Wang Baoqiang) starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.
Cast:Donnie Yen 甄子丹, Wang Bao Qiang 王宝强, Charlie Yeung  杨采妮 
痞子英雄:黎明再起- 10月9日上映
BLACK & WHITE : THE DAWN OF JUSTICE - 9th October 2014
Cannot wait to watch this! You know why? 
because got look looking guys luh! LOL
No no, in all seriousness, who doesn't like a good cop film huh! 

Synopsis:
Panic spreads the whole city as a series of bomb explosions happen within hours and this is just the beginning of a tight-knit conspiracy. Righteous and impulsive, Wu Ying-Xiong is paired up with the intelligent but arrogant loner Chen Zhen to track down the mastermind behind the bombing incidents. Soon Wu and Chen will discover that the bombings are just the prelude to a massive destruction. Stolen military missiles are now aimed at the Harbour City; moreover, a deadly virus is about to breakout, which is so highly contagious that it can devour the whole world in 14 days. All the chaos is planned by the Nightwalkers—a secret assassination squad which used to serve the highest government officials…
Cast:Mark Chao, Lin Gengxin
赵又廷, 林更新

FOR THE HOPELESS ROMANTICS
《大宅男》- 10月30日上映
MY GEEKY NERDY BUDDIES- 30th October 2014
I NEED TO WATCH THIS.
JAM HSIAO. No excuses NOT to watch!

Synopsis:
Otaku (Jam Hsiao) and his roommate Mr. Cheap (Da Peng) as known as the ultimate geeks of their university. However, like any normal guy, their goal is to fall in love with their girls of their dreams. To get close to his goddess Mei (Xie Na), Mr. Cheap pretends to be a spoiled rich kid, appearing everywhere she goes. Meanwhile, the introverted Otaku tries to create a chance to talk to class beauty Ling (Maggie Jiang) by running into her in the hallway, only to have his plan fail awkwardly. The school’s legendary couples party is fast approaching, and the only person
to show up without a date will be etched on the “pillar of shame” and be
mocked forever. To avoid this catastrophic fate, Otaku and Mr. Cheap decide to put away lame disguises and try winning their goddesses over by being sincere and earnest. With the dignities of geeks everywhere on the line, a fierce battle for love is about to kick off...."
Cast:Jam Hsiao, Maggie Jiang, Xie Na,  Da Peng
萧敬腾,江疏影,谢娜,大鹏

We should support Asian Films and some of them are really pretty legit. 
I'm already marking my calendars to remind me of their premiere!

Met some friends at the Clovers bloggers event too. 
For more information, check out Clover Films @: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cloverfilms
Instagram: www.instagram.com/cloverfilmsSG
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/SGcloverfilms
Weibo: http://www.weibo.com/2713966292

till then,
tselyn<3

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Supermodel Me

All 12 contestants of the upcoming newest season of 
DIVA’s hit reality series, SupermodelMe, made their first public appearance walking the 
Gnossem fashion show at the hottest F1 weekend after-party, The Podium Lounge on 
Sunday midnight.  
It was a night of glitz and glamour with contestants from the hit reality show, SUPERMODELME, graced the stage and strut their stuffs on the runway.   
 
 Dubbed as ‘Sirens’ for this fifth season, this year's contestants include Miss Universe Singapore
2013, Shi; Brazilian-Japanese identical twins, Raffi & Gabi; as well as strong competition 
from Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, and Korea. 
They proved they were 
ready to take on the modeling scene as they walked down the runway showcasing 
Gnossem's selection of local Singapore designers such as Renee Leung, Ashley Isham, 
ZENCHI, and many more.
Starting 24 November 2014, SupermodelMe Season 5 will be airing first and 
exclusively on DIVA (Starhub Cable TV Channel 513). 

till then,
tselyn<3

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

forgotten

the other day when Sam came over, I showed him a book.
It's not just another ordinary novel which I have, it's one that I compiled by myself.
My 21st Birthday book.
Yes, unlike many others who have their guest sign a guestbook, I had things written in it.
Like how I met them, who they were and how they are.
It was nice, looking back at how the 3 years ago me writes. Pretty laughable actually.
It was actually nice to take that book out and read it once in a while. For a moment, I actually forgot the book existed until I saw it tucked away in my cupboard.

As Sam was flipping through, looking at the Polaroids and just reading through what I had written, a sudden whelm of emotions just came gushing into my brain. 
Where have all these people gone to?
The once so-close friends just gradually becomes Facebook friends.
We now barely exchange a few texts, pretty much no meetups and a part of me hates to admit this but maybe they just forgot. forgot about my existence.

It's sad isn't it.

I remember Sam asking me, "Why do you have so many whatsapp groups on your phone, don't you ever delete?" 
I replied, "the fact that I have so many whatsapp groups makes me realize that I'm still part of something. I secretly hope that those 'lost friends' will try to reconnect and have messages POP up from those groups"

If you're reading this, and was a part of my life, pick up the phone and text me. 
So that I know that I'm not forgotten. 

till then,
tselyn<3

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Samsung: YG Family Press Conference ‏ 2014

As I'm typing this out now, there's thousands of fans screaming and dancing their hearts out at the YG FAMILY CONCERT.
This might be the largest kpop event held in Singapore this year!
I was kindly invited by Samsung to attend the press conference held a couple days ago.
Artists were dressed uniformly in colour schemes of black and white – with most of the YG artistes donning shades too. 
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Performing artists includes: 
Epik High
 Winner
2NE1 
 BIGBANG
PSY
the press conference had the artist answer some really interesting questions.
Question to 2NE1: 
What would you be interested in trying other than singing.
 Dara: I would love to try out acting, just like TOP oppa (from Big bang)
TOP: Why don't you demostrate a crying scene for us now?
Dara: -giggles- I'd rather do a kissing scene! I'd like to try it out with (Epik High's) Mithra Jin -everyone laughs-
 
Question to Big Bang:
What or Who is your music inspiration?
T.O.P: We are inspired by our juniors, WINNER because they are winner already. And also, we would love to do a collaboration with 2NE1 and Epik High, they are our inspirations.
 
Question to WINNER:
What is the most memorable thing for you guys as a group since debut?
Seungyoon: Our most memorable thing would have to be this YG family concert tour.
Host: Why is this so?
Seungyoon: It is because we get the chance to perform on stage with our seniors and to travel to places and learn new things, it is very memorable to us.
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Question to Epik High:
Who do you want to collaborate with?
Tablo: I want to work with our CEO Yang Hyuk Suk. It would be a rap and dance Collaboration.
Throughout the whole press conference, the artists were seen using the new Samsung GALAXY ALPHA 4G+. Constantly taking selfies and wefies, this phone looks really promising.

Despite the late post, I'm sure kpop fans had one of the best weekend they could ever have.

Photo credits: Michelle Lim (Michhysaurous)

till then,
tselyn<3

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Killing Fields

 
 
The killing fields was one of the most memorable places I've been in my entire life.
I headed to Cambodia not knowing what to expect and I knew nuts about the history behind it. All I knew was I HAD to visit the killing fields and S-21. 
 
Hired a tuktuk for the day which brought me to those 2 places. 
The Killing Fields and my hotel was quite a distance away. 30 minutes to be exact. 
The ride wasn't ideal at all. Imagine uneven roads and hectic traffic. 
 
 
Reached.
Don't be fooled by this pretty exterior.
I could never imagine that this place was where tons of innocent lives were taken from in the most brutal and unforgiving ways. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Audio devices.
You could either opt for the tour or just get one of these devices and walk around by yourself.
These audios included real life accounts from survivors and the history behind every spot you were standing at.
 
despite it being a tourist-must-go, the place is quiet.
very quiet. Too quiet to the extend that you could hear distant cries from years ago.
It's so emotional.
 
 
 
 
 
I couldn't refrain myself from shedding a couple of teardrops because it was just too hard to control.
The vulnerability the prisoners felt.
The things they were put through.
It was just unbearable.
 
It made me realize there's so much more to life than hating on one another.
 
 
Despite all the sadness I felt in The killing Fields, the day was super good.
Loving the clouds, the blue sky and the paddy fields.
Thank you Cambodia.

For more information:
http://www.tourismcambodia.com/travelguides/provinces/phnom-penh/what-to-see/5_cheung-ek-killing-field.htm

till then,
tselyn<3

Friday, September 5, 2014

THE QUAY- PHNOM PENH

I headed to Cambodia, Phnom Penh for a solo trip a couple weeks ago.
To be honest, I had no idea what to expect from the country but because it was my first solo trip out, I had to find a decent hotel so that my parents would feel at ease. 
Did some searching online and decided to book THE QUAY HOTEL.
I decided to pamper myself and got the paranomic suite and didn't regret one bit.
The room was huge and very comfortable.  I didn't manage to snap picture of the toliet but it's freakin huge! The rain shower was TO DIE FOR!
They don't serve buffet breakfast but what you do is to pick out from a list of variants and they'll deliver it to your room! 
Look at how hearty the breakfast is!  
I love having breakfast in the balcony. Staring out at the sea and staring into the clear blue skies, it was just magnificent. 
One night would cost approx about 80-90usd depending on which period you book!

I love the location of the hotel. 
Restaurants and cafes are easily found along the stretch of the road.
The grand palace and night markets are literally 5-10 minutes walk away!

For more information:
http://www.thequayhotel.com/en/

till then,
tselyn<3