Japanese woman destroys cheating boyfriend's Apple collection

A woman who was cheated on by her boyfriend was so angry that she dumped his entire Apple collection in the toilet.

Word of advice - if you plan on cheating on your girlfriend, keep your Apple products away from her.

A Japanese man learned this the hard way. 

Angry that he had cheated on her, the man's girlfriend proceeded to exact revenge on him - in a place where it hurts the most.

No, his genitals are fine. But his Apple products aren't.

The girlfriend (or rather ex-girlfriend) dumped his entire collection of Apple products including macbooks, iPads and iPhones in the tub.

She then took a photo of the gadgets jacuzzi and sent it to him on his mobile phone - probably the only Apple item left unscathed.

The photo made it onto Twitter as well and it has gone viral.

Reactions to the woman's actions largely supported her, calling her actions "the best revenge" and exclaiming "You go, girl!".

Only the hardcore Apple fans were not too pleased with the way she treated their sacred products.

 

But for the cheating boyfriend, it was essentially his worst nightmare. 

Source: RocketNews24, Daily Dot

Movie Review: Ode To My Father (PG13)

This is hands down the best Korean film I've watched in, like, forever.

An epic blockbuster, melodrama and tearjerker all at once, Ode To My Father made me choke up and cry buckets.

Told in a series of flashbacks, it features elderly man Deok Soo (Hwang Jung Min) looking back at his life of hardship, starting from the Korean War in the 1950s, followed by his coal mining days in Germany in the 1960s, then the Vietnam War in the 1970s.

The most emotional moments come in the second half of the film when Deok Soo embarks on a tumultuous mission to find his long-lost father and sister.

Hwang is excellent in his portrayal of the selfless everyday man.

Lost alumnus Kim Yun Jin, who plays Deok Soo's wife, is amazing too.

Rating: 5/5

Movie Review: Murmur of the Hearts (NC16)

Making a directorial comeback after seven years, veteran Taiwanese actress Sylvia Chang's latest is one poignant film.

It depicts how the lives of an artist, her boxer boyfriend and her long-lost tour guide brother intertwine as the trio deal with struggles in adulthood while facing demons from the past.

Hong Kong actress Isabella Leong puts in an especially touching and impressive performance as Yu-Mei, who finds it hard to let go of her resentment towards her mother (Angelica Lee) while trying to look for answers to the many questions in her life.

Beautifully shot, Murmur explores interpersonal relationships in a dreamy fashion and gets you thinking long after it is over.

Rating: 4/5

New at Moosehead

Roast cauliflower with garlic miso and leek confit.

Moosehead Kitchen-Bar is the type of restaurant that adds flavour to our dining scene.

It's cool, serves great food, has amazing energy and uses mainly local products.

It has been popular with foodies since it opened in 2013. The food - made with a global perspective - has always thrilled.

While Singapore is lucky to have all sorts of ingredients from around the world at its fingertips, I love that Moosehead sources as much as 80 per cent of its ingredients locally.

Its menu is always evolving, and the latest incarnation has an ambitious 10 new dishes.

Considering how concise the menu is, that's a big change.

Russia-based Australian chef Glen Ballis, who is a partner at Moosehead, teamed up with new head chef Drew Wilson to work on offering dishes that are exciting and memorable.

I eat at so many places for work and I don't remember many of the dishes, but I can still taste some of theirs in my mind.

Not everything was great, but much was memorable.

For someone with the memory capacity of a sieve, that's remarkable.



MEMORABLE

Long after I ate the roast cauliflower with garlic miso and leek confit ($14), I could still taste the amazingly punchy miso sauce in my mind. It shocked me when I first tasted it but I couldn't pull myself away. It was as potent when I returned but it felt slightly heavy-handed and less balanced.



MELLOW LAMB

The lamb ragout ($19) is not on the regular menu. You'll have to check the board to see if it's being served that day. But when you do see it on the board, order it. The flavours are soulful and comforting. It's definitively one of the best lamb dishes I've eaten in a while.



SIMPLY DELICIOUS

One of my favourites is a dish so simple I am tempted to prepare it at home. The roast beetroot, pomegranate, toasted almonds and ricotta ($12) is beetroot done three ways. The textures and the sweetness contributed to its success. When I returned unannounced, the dish was just as fresh.



POPULAR CHOICE

The pork scratchings with beef tartar and yuzu mayo ($6) seems to be a popular choice at Moosehead but it didn't appeal to me. When I returned, I found it so salty that all flavours were lost. And at $6 a pop, some might find it too pricey.



LIGHT AND DELICATE

The roast carrots (with skin on) with apricot puree, persimmon and pistachio ($14) is a delicate offering, with an appealing subtle sweetness. The dish has a lovely scent and it's really light.


WHAT Moosehead Kitchen-Bar
WHERE 110 Telok Ayer Street
OPENS Weekdays noon to 2.30pm,
6pm to 10.30pm; Saturdays 6pm
to 10.30pm. Closed on Sundays
TEL 6636-8055

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Sezairi swears by simple fare, even when it comes to his wedding banquet

Celebrity Chow with Singapore Idol Sezairi

Sezairi Sezali.
Cuppa' Shrooms and Crostini.
Lobster Mobster.

Like the simple two-course meal laid out in front of him, local singer Sezairi wants his upcoming wedding to be a no-frills, low-key affair.

The 28-year-old Singapore Idol 3 winner, whose full name is Sezairi Sezali, popped the question to his girlfriend Syaza Qistina Tan, 24, last December.

They officially got engaged on Valentine's Day. The couple, who have been dating for six years, are looking at a mid-2016 date for their nuptials.

"Many people want a huge wedding with lots of guests. Not me," said Sezairi over lunch with M last Thursday at And Why cafe in Bali Lane.

"My ideal wedding would have just two people in attendance - my fiancee and I. But of course, it's not like we can elope.

"Thankfully, both our parents are on the same page as us. So realistically, our wedding will be a small-ish one. I'd keep it to family and close friends."

Celebrations will also be "multicultural", added Sezairi. Ms Tan's father is Chinese and her mum is half Chinese and half Malay.

"We are trying to avoid holding two weddings. Right now, we are working out how to seamlessly put the Malay buffet and Chinese dinner (concepts) together on the same day," he explained.

 

 

Sezairi's fans can catch him on the big screen soon when he makes his acting debut in local historical movie 1965, starring MediaCorp stars Qi Yuwu and Joanne Peh, and Malaysian actress Deanna Yusoff. It opens here on July 30.

Sezairi, who plays rookie police constable Adi, credits Yusoff - who plays his mother - for helping him ease into character.

"Deanna was there for me 24/7. The first scene we shot required me to cry and it was so intense and emotional," he recalled.

"We did so many different takes and Deanna gave it her all. By the end of the day, I was so into my role I literally broke down."

Did you have to go on a diet or put on weight for your role in 1965?

Nah, I was perfect for it. Skinny and lean. My character is 20, I am 28, so I tried to do reverse ageing by drinking Tongkat Ali. (Laughs) Just joking lah.

You don't seem like a big fan of weddings.

I don't go to weddings at all. As much as I can, I try to avoid weddings. (Smiles)

I have celebrity friends who have had their weddings gatecrashed and turned into a 3,000-crowd fiasco. The last thing I want is to be at my own wedding and go, "Hey, thanks for coming. Who the hell are you?"

You're having the Cuppa' Shrooms and Crostini (mushroom soup) and Lobster Mobster (lobster roll) here at And Why (a 1940s New York-themed cafe). It's retro and very hipster. Are you a hipster?

There is a side of me which appreciates old-school sensibilities, like my choice of spectacles.

But I'm not a hipster! (Laughs) A hipster never calls himself a hipster. Seriously, I'm a geek. I stay home, play video games and order in McDonald's.

This cafe is owned by a friend of mine - I've never been here till today. I love mushrooms cooked in any form and while I'm not a big fan of lobsters, I appreciate a good lobster roll.

Do you or your fiancee cook?

She's a brilliant cook. She's always trying to teach me knife skills and she criticises the way I cut my ingredients. She has an amazing Thai fried chicken recipe, and she makes really kickass steak and burgers too. She will handchop meat and make them into patties, and she's particular about the buns she uses.

As for myself, it's always instant noodles. (Laughs) I do have a secret dish though, which I used to make for my friends. It's called "Ramly Burger Maggi Noodles". I would cut up chunks of Ramly Burger into my Maggi noodles and allow the fat (from the burger) to melt into the soup. It's really nice!

What are some of your favourite eating haunts in Singapore? Where do you and your fiancee usually go?

Both of us are big on Thai food and Golden Mile Complex has awesome Thai food. Give me green papaya salad with rice and I'm a contented man.

Have you ever tried Thai-style goreng pisang? There is a stall right outside the supermarket in Golden Mile Complex that sells fried banana fritters... fried in rice flour which makes them extra crispy. Once you've tried them, you'll never look at the world the same way again. That's how insanely good they are.

Korean fried chicken is also one of our shared favourites. We go to Chicken Up Korean Restaurant for our fried chicken fix. I've probably tried 80 per cent of all Korean fried chicken eateries in Singapore.

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Izwan warns against complacency against JDT II

Izwan demands focus as Fandi's men want to make up for Selangor rout

Fresh off a 4-0 spanking by Selangor in the Malaysian Super League (MSL) last Saturday, the LionsXII are hurting.

Tonight, they have the chance to bounce back, when they take on second-tier Johor Darul Ta’zim II (JDT II) at the Pasir Gudang Stadium in the second leg of their Malaysian FA Cup quarter-final.

Carrying a 2-0 lead from the first leg at the Jalan Besar Stadium two weeks ago, Fandi Ahmad’s men are 90 minutes away from a place in the semi-finals, where they will play Terengganu.

Many in the Singapore team will be hungry to banish thoughts of the hiding the LionsXII received last week and will assume JDT II are vulnerable, but goalkeeper Izwan Mahbud is calling for cool heads.

The 24-year-old is wary that his teammates could pay the price if they allow their emotions to get the better of them.

Read the full report in our print edition on April 22.

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Another blow to U-23 footballers' SEA Games plans

He joins LionsXII, but FAS says Aide will have Under-23 squad intact for next month's centralised training

He was the captain of Aide Iskandar’s squad charged to go for gold at this year’s South-east Asia (SEA) Games on home soil.  

But defender Shakir Hamzah, one of the most experienced players in the Singapore Under-23 squad, recently lost the armband.

In a startling move, especially with the clock ticking down to the start of the SEA Games football tournament — the Games will officially be held here from June 5 to 16, but football starts on May 29, with the final on June 15 — Shakir is now in Johor for the LionsXII’s Malaysian FA Cup quarter-final, second leg clash against Johor Darul Ta’zim II.

The 22-year-old has moved to the LionsXII and is no longer a member of the Courts Young Lions team that play in the S.League - the side that are made up of most of the U-23 players for Singapore’s SEA Games team.

Read the full report in our print edition on April 22.

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Paddler Clarence can count on family support at SEA Games

Table tennis-loving family will be cheering on Clarence in his quest 
for gold at the Indoor Stadium

A FAMILY THAT PLAYS TOGETHER: Clarence Chew (in red) playing table tennis 
with his mum 
(in pink), youngest sister Cassandra 
and dad.
A FAMILY THAT PLAYS TOGETHER: Clarence Chew (in red) playing table tennis 
with his mum , youngest sister Cassandra 
(in black) 
and dad .
A FAMILY THAT PLAYS TOGETHER: Clarence Chew (in red) playing table tennis 
with his mum , youngest sister Cassandra 
and dad 
(in yellow).
A FAMILY THAT EATS TOGETHER: (From left) Dad Chew Soo Sheng, a former national player, enjoying a meal with daughter Cassandra, 
a national youth player, and son Clarence.

There is a shelf in Clarence Chew’s room at the family’s Upper Bukit Timah home which is filled with table tennis books.

Sheepishly, the 19-year-old Singapore national paddler says he is not the table tennis bookworm, but his dad Chew Soo Sheng is.

Nearly the whole family loves table tennis.

Dad is a former national player and was once chief executive officer of the Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA).

Mum is Chen Shuping, who was drafted into the Chinese national team in 1979 at just 16.

While second child Carissa, 17, is more interested in the arts, the youngest, 11-year-old Cassandra, is in the STTA’s youth development squad.

They all will be at the Singapore Indoor Stadium rousing the national paddlers and Clarence in their bid for gold at the 28th South-east Asia (SEA) Games in June.

Read the full report in our print edition on April 22.

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Table Tennis

  •  When: June 1-4, 6-8
  • Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium (ticketed)
  • On offer: 7 gold medals
  • Past SEA Games medal haul: 
64 golds, 19 silvers, 55 bronzes
  • Milestones: 1967 - Peck Noi Hwoy won Singapore's first-ever women's singles gold at the South-east Asian Peninsular Games in Bangkok, 1999 - Duan Yongjun won Singapore's first-ever men's singles gold, in Brunei.
  • Did you know?
 Singapore have won the women's singles gold at every SEA Games since 1995. Current women's national coach Jing Junhong started the ball rolling that year. Also, current technical director Loy Soo Han won a mixed doubles bronze with Koh Li Ping when Singapore hosted the Games in 1993.
  • The New Paper's 
medal prediction:
 The sport claimed all four gold medals at the 2013 Games in Myanmar, and all five titles at the 2011 Games in Indonesia. Expect Singapore to field a strong line-up of paddlers on home ground, as they stake their claim for 
all seven golds here in June.

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