Sunday, March 31, 2013

#7 Movie Review: Premiere Screening of G.I. Joe Retaliation ❤

Thank you Nuffnang for the invitation! 


Synopsis
The G.I. Joes are framed for stealing nuclear warheads from Pakistan by Zartan (Arnold Vosloo), who is impersonating the President of the United States (Jonathan Pryce). The entire team is eliminated in a military strike, including Duke (Channing Tatum). Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson), Flint (D.J. Cotrona) and Lady Jaye (Adrianne Palicki) are the only survivors.

Meanwhile, Storm Shadow (Lee Byung-hun) and ex-Joe Firefly (Ray Stevenson) rescue Cobra Commander (Luke Bracey) from a penitentiary in Germany. Storm Shadow is injured during the escape and retreats to a temple in the Himalayas to recover. Upon learning that he is alive, the Blind Master (RZA), leader of the Arashikage Clan, sends Snake Eyes (Ray Park) and his apprentice Jinx (Elodie Yung), Storm Shadow's cousin, to capture Storm Shadow, so he can answer for the murder of his uncle, the Hard Master. Roadblock, Flint and Lady Jaye return to the United States, where they set up a base of operations in a rundown gym.

After Zartan announces that Cobra will replace the Joes as America's main protective unit, Lady Jaye deduces that someone is impersonating the President, and Roadblock leads them to General Joe Colton (Bruce Willis), who provides them with weapons and helps them infiltrate a fundraising event that the President will be attending, where Lady Jaye steals a sample of his DNA and confirms that he is Zartan. They escape after a brief confrontation with Firefly and cobra operative Zandar (Matt Gerald), the head of the Presidential Detail. Snake Eyes and Jinx locate and capture Storm Shadow after a battle with ninjas, and take him back to Japan, where Storm Shadow reveals that Zartan murdered the Hard Master, and he joined Cobra to avenge his uncle. Storm Shadow then accompanies Snake Eyes and Jinx as they join the Joes' efforts to stop Cobra.

Zartan invites the world leaders to a summit, where he blackmails them into disabling their nuclear arsenals, and reveals that he has seven orbital weapons of mass destruction at his command. He destroys London to prove his superiority, and threatens to destroy other capitals if the countries don't submit to Cobra. However, Storm Shadow betrays them and kills Zartan, revealing Cobra's deception to the world leaders. While Snake Eyes, Jinx and Flint fight Cobra's soldiers, Cobra Commander activates the remaining six weapons and instructs Firefly to protect the launch device, but Firefly is killed in combat with Roadblock, who deactivates and destroys the orbital weapons, saving the world and proving the Joes' innocence.

Colton and Lady Jaye infiltrate the White House with help from Colton's old army buddies, kill Zandar and rescue the President. However, Cobra Commander escapes during the battle and Storm Shadow disappears after avenging his uncle. The President initiates a manhunt on Cobra Commander, and reinstates the Joes with Roadblock leading Flint, Lady Jaye, Snake Eyes and Jinx, and recruiting more soldiers to join them. Roadblock swears to avenge Duke's death by capturing Cobra Commander.

Review
I did not watch the previous sequel of G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra but overall it wasn't that bad. However, I wish that Duke (Channing Tatum) can act in the movie longer because he is damn HOT! Too bad he died in the beginning of the movie. Sigh. Anyway, I'll rate this 4/5.

P/s: I am back in Taiping for Cheng Beng festival! Holla Taiping! It's been awhile since I last see you my peaceful town! ❤

lotsa love,
janiceyeap™

❤ Follow me at
Instagram - @janicemonteith
Twitter - @janicemonteith
NuffnangX - janiceyeap

Thursday, March 28, 2013

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade ❤

"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade" is a quote written on the menu of the Plan B restaurant. This is where I went to have my brunch on last two weeks. Each time I am here for brunch or dinner, I will definitely order different type/choice of meals as I want to try all their varieties of food that they serve them here.


For this round, I tried this Plan B Breakfast Platter. *nom nom*

Plan B Breakfast Platter - RM26 
Two eggs any style (poached, scrambled or boiled), served on toast with grilled bacon, a golden hash brown, smoked chicken sausage, baked beans, sauteed mushrooms and cherry tomatoes. It also comes with fresh orange juice and a choice of coffee or tea. This platter is worth trying for those who wish to have western style and the portion is also big enough to be shared for two persons.

A latte with biscotti. 

I personally ordered a cake since I felt like eating cake that day. I have tried their Red Velvet, Coconut Cake and Banana Cake with Caramel Cream and Walnut. So this time, I ordered something different.

 
Macadamia Caramel Cheesecake 

Macadamia Caramel Cheesecake was the cake that I ordered the other day. It turned out to be a little disappointing as the cheese was way too thick and creamy. Meanwhile, the caramel was not that nice as I was expecting. Nevertheless, the madacamia nuts were real good and crunchy.


Plan B, Paradigm Mall,
Lot CF-09, Concourse Floor,
No 1, Jalan SS7 / 26A,
Kelana Jaya, PJ
Opening Time: Opens daily, 10 am - 10 pm
Website: http://www.thebiggroup.co/planb



lotsa love,
janiceyeap™

❤ Follow me at
Instagram - @janicemonteith
Twitter - @janicemonteith
NuffnangX - janiceyeap

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Get Ready To Party With Hennessy V.S.O.P KYRIOS Party! ❤

Hennessy V.S.O.P KYRIOS, which is the 3rd edition of the Hennessy V.S.O.P's Privilege Collection, is set to arrive in clubs and entertainment outlets this March with a new party series! 

Kyrios Dark_F

The first party will commence on 21st March 2013 (which is tomorrow) at The Butter Factory in KL, promising a trademark Hennessy V.S.O.P party experience which will take revellers on a journey to discover the Codes of  Hennessy V.S.O.P, in good company of stellar dance music acts from Malaysia and Taiwan. 

With KYRIOS being a manifestation of Hennessy's "Guardian of the Codes", revellers will be familiarized with these Codes in an avant garde party atmosphere, carrying one clear message - to Guard Your Codes while Pursuing Your Dreams.

Local champions and H-Artistry alumni Mr. Nasty & GuruGuru and B.A.T.E will take the decks on the 21st to supply befitting music for the night, while one of Taiwan’s most respected female deckmeisters DJ Cookie will headline the night. The resident of Taipei’s premier, luxury nightspot LUXY will be bringing her passionate and pulsating sounds to not only Kuala Lumpur, but also to the Hennessy V.S.O.P KYRIOS parties lined up for Room @ Autocity in Penang and iBeam in Batu Pahat.

NGG

Exclusive invites to the first Hennessy V.S.O.P KYRIOS party can be obtained by visiting The Butter Factory from 1 March onwards and participating in the on-going promotion on Hennessy V.S.O.P Details on the subsequent Hennessy V.S.O.P KYRIOS parties nationwide are as follows:


PENANG: Room @ Autocity, 29 March, ft. DJ Cookie (TPE) and B.A.T.E. (KL)
BATU PAHAT: iBeam, 12 April, ft. DJ Cookie (TPE) and B.A.T.E. (KL)
KOTA KINABALU: BED, 26 April, ft. DJ Aye (BKK) and Mr. Nasty &  GuruGuru (KL)

For more information on access to the Hennessy V.S.O.P KYRIOS parties and on-going promotions, head on over to : www.fb.com/HennessyMalaysia.

Guarding Your Codes with Hennessy V.S.O.P KYRIOS and B.A.T.E.:



Guarding Your Codes with Hennessy V.S.O.P KYRIOS and Nasty & GuruGuru:



lotsa love,
janiceyeap™

❤ Follow me at
Instagram - @janicemonteith
Twitter - @janicemonteith
NuffnangX - janiceyeap

Sunday, March 17, 2013

#6 Movie Review: Premiere Screening of The Call ❤

My 6th premiere screening of the year 2013. First of all, thank you Nuffnang for the invitation. And this will be my first premiere screening with my sister since she just started her new semester not long ago.
 Thank you Nuffnang!

Synopsis
The Call is a thriller film starring Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin. Jordan Turner (Halle Berry) is a 911 operator who receives a call from Leah Templeton (Evie Thompson), a teenage girl whose house is being attacked by a serial killer (Michael Eklund). Jordan's clever instructions allow Leah to evade the killer, but when the call disconnects, Jordan redials the number, alerting the killer. The mistake results in Leah's capture, and she is found dead several days later.

Jordan confides to her boyfriend Officer Paul Phillips (Morris Chestnut) that the event has put her in a mental state where she can no longer working as a 911 operator. Six months later, she is now a trainer for 911 operators. At this time, the same killer kidnaps another teenager Casey Welson (Abigail Breslin) from a mall parking lot and drives away with her in the trunk of his car. 

Autumn (Ella Rae Peck), a rookie operator, receives the call and clearly cannot handle it; Jordan sees this and takes over. Because Casey is using a disposable phone, they cannot get an exact GPS location of her. Jordan guides Casey into signalling nearby cars who call 911, allowing the police to narrow their search. The killer kills several citizens who intervene, and switches cars with Alan Denado (Michael Imperioli), one of his victims to elude the police. However, he inadvertently leaves fingerprints at the scene of the car switch, and the police are able to determine his identity, Michael Foster.

Michael arrives at his location and finds Casey on the phone, mid-call with 911. After Jordan tells Michael that they know his identity, he smashes the phone. Paul realizes that Casey looks very similar to Michael's deceased sister. While their childhood home had been burned down (implied to have been arson by Michael), a nearby secondary house still stands. The police raid the house but find no one. Jordan is mentally anguished by a second failure to save a child from Michael, and visits the secondary home for clues. While there, she recognizes the sound of a flagpole from the final moments of the 911 call, and finds a trap door amongst the grass where the primary house used to stand. She goes in without calling the police.

Combining clues from the second half of the film as well as observations of Michael in the cellar, his back story is put together. Michael had romantic feelings towards his sister and wanted to marry her (it is unclear if she reciprocated such advances). However, she contracted a disease as a teenager (most likely leukemia), lost all her hair, and died. Michael has a prop head that he treats like his sister, but he needs a replacement for her hair. He's apparently been killing many women who have hair similar to his sister's without the police realizing. He takes the scalps of his victims, but so far, none of the scalps have been correct, leading to repeated killings.

Jordan finds Casey tied in the cellar. As Michael is about to scalp her, he shows some remorse for his actions but says he can't stop. Jordan attacks him, freeing Casey. Casey and Jordan fight against Michael and manage to knock him out. They tie him up in the cellar and then abandon him to die (without calling the police), using the cover story that Casey escaped and they don't know where Michael went.

Review
The plot is interesting but somehow is gory to me. The ending was a bit lame for me. Somehow I wish they can extend the plot longer as this movie only takes about 1 hour and 35 minutes. Anyway this plot gives me an important lesson - Do not simply make prank calls on 911 in Unites States (For Malaysia is 999). You might not know what will happen next! Watch this movie readers! I'll rate this 4/5.


lotsa love,
janiceyeap™

❤ Follow me at
Instagram - @janicemonteith
Twitter - @janicemonteith
NuffnangX - janiceyeap

Chili's Grill and Bar Restaurant ❤

Had lunch with my colleague, Marie one afternoon since both of us did not have any appointments. So thinking of what to eat for dinner at Empire Shopping Gallery (that's where I am currently working at), we came across this banner. 


Without having the second thought, we walked over to the restaurant and ordered our food. The portion for the lunch combo was smaller than the normal one and yet both of us could not finish our meals. Lol! Greedy as usual.

We ordered the cheapest combo which is Big Mouth Bites and Chicken Crispers.

Marie's Big Mouth Bites - RM18.95

 My Chicken Crispers - RM18.95
 
Both of us ordered soup and salad to share.We thought we could finish all of the food since both of us were super hungry. In the end, we couldn't finish all of them.

Our soup with two Jacob crackers 

Salad.

Overall, the food wasn't that bad just that the portion is big as usual. In fact, I suggest that all of you should share next time even though you are super hungry. LOL! My colleague and I learnt a leasson that day. Haha.

lotsa love,
janiceyeap™

❤ Follow me at
Instagram - @janicemonteith
Twitter - @janicemonteith
NuffnangX - janiceyeap