Friday, December 24, 2010

Michael Bay's Transformers 3 in July '11

Being a Transformers fan I'm definitely looking forward to the next installation of Michael Bay's Transformers saga - "Dark of the Moon" in July 2011. However this time round English model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley best known as Victoria's Secret Angel will be starring as as Mikaela Banes next to male lead Shia LaBeouf ("Sam Witwicky") instead of hottie Megan Fox. It appeared that the supermodel turned actress had also "incidentally" replace Emma Watson as the super-model of Burberry...








Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as the new Transformers Gal



























It seems "Dark of the Moon" is all set to be another blockbuster with all the hunks, the new Mikaela & more earth shattering FXs....regardless, we are still gonna miss Megan Fox...
Megan Fox didn't get the role as Mikaela in Transformers 3...
















Movie Trailer of Transformers: Dark of the Moon




Behind scene shots of Transformations 3


More vids on Rosie:
Victoria's Secret Congratulates Rosie on her role in Transformers 3

Monday, December 20, 2010

Blockbuster Tron Legacy by Disney

Tron: Legacy (2010) without doubt is the most visually stunning 3D Sci-fi movie this year.

This time round Disney exhibited what they seriously missed out during the prequel in 1982...with improved marketing & social media influences, merchandises & collectibles, stronger game franchise with Xbox, potential fashion trend/ party wear & a group of faithful followers from it's prequel.

Watch Tron Legacy in 3D













Tron: Legacy Official Movie Trailer



Synopsis

TRON is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that's unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (GARRETT HEDLUND), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (JEFF BRIDGES), looks into his father's disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin's loyal confidant (OLIVIA WILDE), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous. 
Source: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/disney/tronlegacy/
Starring...

Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn / Clu
Clu

























Garrett Hedlund as Sam Flynn
Garrett Hedlund as Sam (right)
















Bruce Boxleitner as Alan Bradley
Bruce Boxleitner as Alan Bradley


























Olivia Wilde as Quorra
Olivia Wilde as Quorra






































































Interview with Olivia Wilde for Tron: Legacy


Disney's Game - Tron: Evolution





Tron (1982) Movie Trailer



Tron Legacy Apparels & Merchandises


























































































































Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Draft Punk
Music by Draft Punk



















Many felt that it's worth the wait...in particularly, Tron's number 1 die-hard fan, Jay M aka "The Tron Guy"
Jay Maynard - "The Tron Guy"

















Wired Exclusive Interview with the "Tron Guy"
Source: http://www.wired.com/underwire/2010/12/tron-guy-reviews-tron-legacy/

How about you? How do you find the movie?

There's also a rumor that Disney is planning on Tron 3...

Friday, December 17, 2010

Prada & Kate Spade Sale at Suntec 17Dec

Don't miss the Prada & Tod's Sale at Suntec Singapore, Room 202 (Level 2) on 18 Dec 2010 from 9am to 6pm.Other handbag brands include: Bottega Veneta & Gucci.

Join them on Facebook before 17 December to get a free $50 shopping voucher.
http://www.facebook.com/hauteavenue.singapore
'Carissa' Cayman Crocodile (CITES certified) handcrafted handbag.

'Carissa' Cayman 
Retail: $4,288. Haute Avenue Price: $3,088.
'Lana' Cayman Crocodile (CITES certified) handcrafted handbag.











 'Lana' Cayman
Retail: $3,688. Haute Avenue Price: $2,888.














Participating brands:
- Prada
- Tod's
- Bottega Veneta
- Gucci
- Kate Spade

Terms and conditions apply.
All sales final. Payment by Cash and NETS only. Only small purses will be allowed into the sale venue.

(This information was published in December 2010)

So you pampering yourself with any branded bags lol... 

Monday, December 13, 2010

Singapore Top Thai BBQ Steamboat Restaurant

Me & wifey finally decided to pop by an interesting looking Thai restaurant (Mookata) along 103 East Coast Road that we passed by on a few occasions.

This highly under-rated Thai Charcoal Grill Steamboat restaurant turned out to be a lot better than expected. With all those more renown & decorated restaurants along East Coast & Katong area, this 2-month old restaurant definitely has the potential to be a crowd-puller given more time.

"Moo" mean pork & "Kata" refers to the Charcoal BBQ Grill used in Thai.

Below are some pictures of Mookata:

Mookata Thai Charcoal Grill & Steamboat





Address: 103 East Coast Road Singapore
Tel: +65 6344 2985

Opening Hours
Mon–Fri: 5.30pm – 11pm
Sat–sun: 11.30am – 11pm














Feel free to share your experiences too : ) Bon Appetit!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Soyburger's iMac wall & Basement Mac Museum

iMac wall
Originally uploaded by soyburger
Soyburger's house can be a mac museum or gallery...

iMac wall

Classic II bar

Up top line of iMacs

Basement office

Line of iMacs

PowerBook 165c

A working Apple IIe !!
Apple IIe

Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh (TAM)
TAM

PowerMac 5500

Mac 128
Macintosh 128

After Dark (Screen saver) on the Mac Classic!!
Mac Classic

This guy is a legend... I'm speechless... He's the number 1 Apple Fan!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Cocoa Butter for Stretch Marks

Proper usage of Cocoa Butter is one of the best way to reduce stretch marks other than going for expensive laser treatment. Recently, I'm very amazed at the effects when my wife tried an US brand - Palmer's.

Source: www.palmers.com.sg


Palmer's cocoa butter contains cocoa butter, vitamin E, collagen and elastin which help to lubricate and moisturiser the skin. This is meant to help with the dryness that you can get with stretch marks associated with pregnancy.













The cream has a very chocolatey smell almost like white chocolate which is due to the cocoa butter. Its quite a thick cream that initially feels slightly greasy however when you apply it to the skin it is very easily absorbed. It leaves your skin feeling very supple and nourished without leaving any greasy residue. I had started to get a couple of small dry patches which is probably due to the bump getting bigger however after a few applications of the cream the dry patches have disappeared.

Hope the info on Cocoa Butter helps those looking for an alternative to reducing your stretch marks...

MS Outlook 2011 replaces "Entourage" for Mac

The newly launched (26 October) Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac has restored the email program naming for Mac back to "Outlook" instead the decade old "Entourage". 


















Other than Entourage 2001, the rest of Microsoft's office productivity suite for Mac OS has always been consistant in using the same naming convention as their Windows platform counter-part. i.e. MS Word, MS Excel & MS Powerpoint. The naming for MS Office for mac platform is also "n+1" i.e. MS Word 2001 vs MS Word 2000, MS Excel 2008 vs MS Office 2007. Thus, now MS Office 2011 (Mac) vs MS Office 2010 (Windows)

Even though the mac office suite offering is from Microsoft, there are occasional incompatibility like differences in font-type causing slight misalignment of documents & email attachment ("winmail.dat" encoding issues). Also, it's an extremely tedious affair migrating windows Outlook ".PST" files to Entourage for mac.

With Outlook 2011 for Mac, now all the Windows users can export their mail data to the Mac platform with ease...

Reference from Wikipedia on the various edition for the Mac Platform:

Two editions are available to the general public. Home & Student provides Word, Excel and PowerPoint, while Home & Business adds Outlook and increased support.[6] Microsoft Messenger 8 is included with both editions, and Microsoft Communicator for Mac 2011, which communicates with Microsoft Lync Server, is available only to volume licensing customers.[7] Office 2011 requires an Intel Mac running Mac OS X v10.5.8 or higher.[8]
Source: Wikipedia
 In addition, Office 2011 supports online collaboration tools such as Windows Live SkyDrive and Office Web Apps, allowing Mac and Windows users to simultaneously edit documents over the web.[9]

 Have you gotten a copy of the new version yet? Feel free to share your feedback on your experience...

Apple (Mac) products starring in Hollywood

Famous movies that uses Apple products like desktops (Macs) & portables are as follows:

1)   Independence Day (1996) starring Will Smith & Jeff Goldblum. Directed by Roland Emmerich






















 


- Powerbook 5300 (the one that sent a computer virus to the Alien mothership that save "mankind" in the movie)

2)   You've Got mail (1998) directed by Nora Ephron starring Meg Ryan & Tom Hanks.
























- Powerbook 3400

3)    Hackers (1995) directed by Iain Softley starring Jesse Bradford & Angelina Jolie
























HACKERS: Movie Trailer. Watch more top selected videos about: Lorraine Bracco, Jonny Lee Miller

- Apple IIGS,  Powerbook Duo, Newton Messagepad 100

4)   Batman & Robin (1997) directed by Joel Schumacher Starring George Clooney (Batman), Chris O'Donnell (Robin) & Alicia Silverstone (Batgirl)



- Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh (used by Batman) & eMate 300 (used by Batgirl)

5)   The Net (1995) directed by by Irwin Winkler starring Sandra Bullock.


























THE NET: Movie Trailer. Watch more top selected videos about: Movie Trailers, Jeremy Northam



- Powermac 8100, Powerbook Duo


6)   Jurassic Park (1993) directed by Steven Spielberg starring Sam Neil, Laura Dern & Jeff Goldblum.






- Macintosh Quadra 700


7)  Mission Impossible (1996) directed by Brian De Palma starring Tom Cruise.
mission impossible 1996 Pictures, Images and Photos




- Powerbook 550C (only sold in Japan)


8)  Antitrust (2001) directed by Peter Howitt starring Ryan Phillippe, Claire Forlani & Rachael Leigh
























ANTITRUST: Movie Trailer. Watch more top selected videos about: Tim Robbins, Ryan Phillippe


- Powerbook G3



9)   Under Seige 2 (1995) Directed by Geoff Murphy Starring Steven Seagal

 

- Newton Messagepad 100 (Apple's predecessor of the iPhone & iPad)

10) TRON (1982) directed by Joseph Kosinski starring Jeff Bridges & Bruce Boxleitner (Tron)

























- Apple III


I would consider this "legendary" movie as one of the grand-father of all the virtual reality (VR) genre movies like Disclosure, The Matrix, Johnny Mnemonic, Spy Kids 3D, Virtuosity & many others including the sequel - "TRON Legacy"...



References: http://www.starringthecomputer.com/computers.php, Wikipedia,
 
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