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Maleficent

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Maleficent explores the untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the classic "Sleeping Beauty" and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone.





Manage to catch it after my jogging session today with my new toy (will review it later) . So here we are Maleficent, a fairytale story retold. I was in for a surprise on how well did Angelina Jolie portrayed Maleficent.



Story narrates by some lady which is quite important at the end for viewers to clearly understand why it is being retold. Firstly yes its Disney's Sleeping beauty movie  retold. Secondly, they can do what the hell they want with their fairytale franchise. I'm sure some viewers might "boo" and "hoo" on this new spin off for the fairytale of sleeping beauty.



Not many children today even know sleeping beauty, even those that know the story was from the 60" and we kinda outgrew they childhood Disney stories which I found it very suitable for an …

Ippudo Ramen at Gardens Midvalley

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Was kinda hungry so I was prying around Gardens Midvalley yesterday... suddenly the depths of my tummy was urging for the taste of ramen. Having passed by a few times the particular ramen shop, thought of giving it a go.



Heard this was kinda THE ramen shop to enjoy a good bowl... (Ippudo Ramen at Gardens Midvalley)

I wonder why waiters recently are being held by foreigners even the chefs behind the kitchen was foreigner as well. Anyway after being ushered to a table, I manage to try their all day happy hours (2 Sapporo + curry cheese Harumaki) together with an Akamaru Shinaji ramen.



Was very impressed with the Harumaki since its hot from the oven/microwave and furthermore its very cheesy! Manage to wash it down with the smooth taste of Sapporo beer. However the main course ramen was on the little spicy end. Having the hardness of the noodles at hard, it was just nice when it was soaked in the delicious spicy soup which got me hook for a little while which almost had me at the brim on…

Edge of Tomorrow

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The epic action of "Edge of Tomorrow" unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.





Just done getting the vibe from the movie, I must say a very well made movie except for the near ending where lazy script writing was at play.  Not to forget the similarity of the upcoming Call of Duty : Advance Warfare with all of that EXO-SUITS. Bloody hell Tom Cruise still looks young and respect to him to do all his stunts... kudos..



The story kicks off with Tom Cruise acting as Major Cage, a kinda PR for the military to seek fresh blood to join. However with turn of events, he was forced to be enrolled into the "Operation Drop fall" which is so called the final battle against the aliens however it was actually a suicide mission.  Best part was, Cage wasn't even battle train and throughout the battle he was trying to disengage safety lock of his weapon...  haha that was hilarious ! …

Sundown Malaysia 2014 - Rebooting my running life

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After much of hibernation since my last half marathon (Brooks 2014), I hereby declare of my returning for "bas sebelas" activites.(bus eleven, malay saying for legs) hence rebooting my running life at Sundown Malaysia 2014.




Over the past month or so, I've been weekly attending HCA Ultimate Frisbee . Well the itch for more outdoor activities just grew more within my body, soul and mind after a long slumber of being a couch potato since after my last marathon for this year with a resolution of quitting running and doing some gym workouts instead.

Willingly to ditch my resolution for 2014, I've come to my understanding that it is futile to resist what you always enjoyed doing throughout the years (running for me) therefore my journey of running starts again on May 2014 onwards.





So as a comeback, I've registered 3 night events for this year, probably maybe more in between depending on the open registration. 2 21k and 1 15k which will be reviewed in weeks to come. Bu…

X-Men: Days of Future Past After Credit Scene

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if you're already watched X-Men: Days Of Future Past, but you miss After Credit Scene, I shall present you the after credit scene. but right after my quick review on the movie.






The movie starts 50 years in the future, where X-men and the brotherhood join forces into fighting the last final battle against sentinels. Being said that, they send back Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) back into his old body but with present memories and consciousness. Sending him back trying to alter the fate of mutants of a history gone sour. Very welcoming opening act where you get to see old x-men actors as well as the new ones...


The first few minutes was close enough to be an epic futile battle of mutants vs sentinels but they could do more with more mutants dishing out with the sentinels however it was quite satisfied overall, where you get to see (Kitty Pryde)Ellen Page, & (Blink) Fan Bing Bing screen time... yay!  (don't worry get to see them more at the near end too).  Honourable mentions is S…

Kingdom Under Fire II

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Finally Kingdom Under Fire II has arrived in Open beta on Malaysia & Singapore Shores tomorrow! thanks to MMOGAsia.


Oh yea its releasing tomorrow 3PM +8GMT unfortunately its only open to Malaysia & Singapore, other countries might need to VPN tunnel / Proxy into the game. So what's this game all about? It is a mash up with RTS + RPG + MMO with excellent graphics detail and superb music score.

Played the first RTS game, it was very starcraft feel yet with heavy fantasy themed based build around it, way before Warcraft 3 existed :P ( was pretty an RTS era back those days) so jumping into KUF2 would be such an nostalgia feeling all over again.

Overall its like a Dynasty Warriors + Total Wars immersion and we will be talking about KUF2 :D being said that its worth to check it out since it is Free 2 play game. And it is very tame on lower spec PC rigs. So see you guys on the battle field!

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Godzilla 2014

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Godzilla is a 2014 American science fiction monster film featuring the Japanese film monster of the same name in a reboot of the Godzilla film franchise which was screened on 15 May 2014 in Malaysia.

Windows Phone 8.1 Preview gets updates

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Microsoft updates Windows Phone 8.1 Preview with bug fixes and battery life improvements today on 15 May 2014.

Coro Cantabil @ HCA 10 May 2014

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Coro Cantabile is a Filipino Christian a cappella singing group comprised of people from different walks of life, coming together with one purpose: to create excellent music that uplifts the lives of those who hear it. They came down to Malaysia!

Over the weekend at Harvest Christian Assembly, there was a performance by Coro Cantabile all the way from Philippines. What they do I similar to a choir however without any music instruments, only via voices. For more information you could check them out at http://www.corocantabile.com/



Most of the team have regular day jobs ranging from financial institutes to even eye optician, yet they willing to undergo this outreach to touch lives of many others with their music.



During the whole event, I was so hoping they would spin-off an a cappella "Let it go" song from Frozen, but sadly that never came to reality... one can only dream~~

In the meanwhile here are some recording I've made from them, but of course watching them real live…

Appleseed Alpha Trailer

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Considering a prequel / reboot for Appleseed franchise  is a welcoming addition which will be available on an Digital release on July 15 2014, while Blu-ray and DVD on July 22 2014.





Just recently, IGN has released a trailer for Appleseed Alpha Movie. It is a CGI animated action pack with totally seriousness just like from the creator Shirow Masamune for GITS (Ghost in the Shell).



The movie will be a so called reboot / prequel for the ever existing world of Appleseed where sets in the post-war setting the early days of female soldier Deunan and her cyborg partner, Briareos, as they embark on a whirlwind journey in search of the legendary city of Olympus.



With Aramaki Shinji directing it, who also directed Appleseed and Appleseed: Ex Machina we can say that this next movie will be at safe hands. Not to forget he did redeemed Starship Troopers with the fourth sequel in CGI.




As shown in the trailer the song would be futuristic WUBWUBWUB / tech /electro rock featuring international artist…