Archive for December, 2006

NHG Event – Eragon Movie Screening

Recently, J. had the good fortune to score a couple of free tickets from S to watch Eragon. Initially, he obtained one ticket but at the behest of a friend, changed that number to two, only to find that said friend had changed said friend’s mine, so he passed the extra ticket to another friend.

Apparently, NHG had booked the Eng Wah cinema at Suntec City for this movie screening. J. was happy to obtain not just the free movie tickets, but also a voucher that entitled him to one free popcorn set. Awesome.

The movie itself was passable, with majestic landscapes and beautiful flight sequences. The battles were fast-paced, exciting and filled with lots of fire. Fire is good for fight sequences. Burn! Burn!

Otherwise, it’s no Lord of the Rings. The namesake character was more irritating than charismatic. The plot, thanks to senseless mangling of the original story by the movie’s scriptwriters, had more holes than swiss cheese, which the dialogue was cheesier than too.

Quote: “Into the sky! To win or die!”

Who comes up with this stuff? And unfortunately, everything was very predictable. Very classic old-fashioned fantasy story.

Otherwise, J had fun. Had fun chatting with friend who got the free ticket. Met S’s parent and sibling, ran into a junior at the bus stop.

And more importantly, watched the first cinema film in months. Thank you, NHG!

Nutrition – A Neglected but Important Course

Doctors in Singapore still have a lot of clout where patients are concerned, in that their opinions are respected more so than say… nurses. In this aspect, doctors are better positioned to bring about and reinforce lifestyle changes in patients suffering from “diseases of maladaptation” such as diabetes mellitus and hypertension.

Except that they aren’t equipped properly.

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Madame Kwan’s (in KL)

luncheonmeat was in Kuala Lumpur (KL) recently and passed by this restaurant twice:

Madam Kwan Sign

Two of their three outlets are in Mid Valley Mall and in KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Centre). On the second time, he went in with his parents to try their famed nasi lemak.
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UFC Junkie MMA Junkie

Addendum (Nov 2007): UFC Junkie has expanded their coverage to all mixed martial arts events and is now called MMAJunkie. The links have been adjusted accordingly.

UFC Junkie MMA Junkie

It’s one of the more popular blogs online that comment on the UFC. WordPress members and visitors will realise that, given the way it’s been consistently ranked in the Top 10 WordPress blogs.

Despite not betting on the UFC, one of the things that J. particularly enjoys reading on UFC Junkie is Performify’s Picks. It offers a well thought out analysis of the various upcoming fights (from a betting perspective).

It’s also a great site to catch UFC news. A UFC news website is nothing new, however, so what makes UFC Junkie special is the way the author adds value by adding his [very well-written] thoughts.

Now, Singaporeans might ask: “What is the UFC?” Read on.
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Angry Doctor

Angry Doctor

Makes great comments on Singapore’s medical related issues.

Cute Overload

Cute Overload! ;)

Because we get tired of looking at grotesque, diseased body parts.

Birthday Celebration

J.’s birthday recently passed. It would have been a memorable one, if J.’s brain hadn’t been addled by copious quantities of alcohol. There is some vague impression of exclamations of “I love you, man!’, though he denies ever saying such a thing. Well, it is the Christmas season, so it’s all about spreading the love, eh?

J. received a few gifts, all of which were greatly appreciated and previously sought after. There was a funky Topman shirt, a pair of sarong pants from Thailand and a Starbucks stainless steel drinkware. Now luncheonmeat can have his morning coffee without worrying about grabbing a styrofoam cup. J. would like to thank, in particular, Ly for the clothes and Ca for the mug.

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