‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Movie Treat From PA

Spiderman Homecoming review

The People’s Association (PA) ran a series of contests on social media recently and I was one of the lucky winners who scored a pair of tickets to watch ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ yesterday evening at The Cathay. And it was awesome! πŸ˜€ I believe PA booked the entire theatre 7 and we managed to get seats right at the back (I love watching movies from the very last row) and they were ‘couple seats’ without an armrest between the two of us, so there was LOTS of space. Catch a movie for free and relax with spacious seating – what could be better? πŸ˜€ Well, there was food too! And a goodie bag to take home. And they gave us popcorn and drinks too.

I think some people mistakenly thought dinner would be provided, as we were told to come by at 7.30pm for some “light bites”. It was basically some sandwiches and finger food. BUT… people who were ahead in the queue took a fair bit and even had second helpings, so I suspect there wasn’t much (if any) left for people who showed up late.

Always be punctual, if not early, guys!

Spiderman Homecoming The Cathay

And when it came to queuing to enter the theatre, it was chaos as well. One massive queue, which quickly split into two when we were finally allowed to go in. Because it was ‘free seating’, we were really quite lucky to get final row seats. πŸ˜€

One of the winners even dressed up in a Spiderman costume just for this movie screening (a PA rep explained they didn’t pay him). πŸ˜€

There’s Spidey at the front, and us at the back row.

Spider-Man Homecoming

I enjoyed the movie, especially when Spidey saved his schoolmates from plunging to their deaths. And isn’t it awful when you discover your crush’s Dad is actually the villain? (@_@)

Also, I noted Tony Stark’s reference to how they invited journalists and “not bloggers” to interview Peter. *eye roll* Oh well. Don’t invite bloggers to your movie premieres anywhere in the world either, ok? πŸ˜›

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LEGO-themed Cafe: Bricks ‘n’ Cubes at The Cathay

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I had dinner with some members of my Blog Club at Bricks ‘n’ Cubes Cafe yesterday. πŸ˜€ I love the decor though the food and service leaves more to be desired.

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Thankfully, I had some food before leaving home and all I needed at this cafe was some ice cream. Each scoop of ice cream costs S$4.50. I ordered the Belgium Chocolate ice cream – it was a fairly large serving but served to me with a plastic fork. I have never eaten ice cream with a plastic fork before! (@_@)

The rest ordered pasta which took really long to be served. Half an hour, to be exact. Even though there were few customers at that time.

(The quality of the food is not quite consistent. Steven ordered the wild mushroom pasta and found it wildly flavorful. But Flore showed up late and when her mushroom pasta arrived, the sauce was at least 2 shades lighter than Steven’s)

And strangely enough, the iPads on each table were *not* for ordering food. They are just for customers to play games on. What a waste.

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I think kids would love coming by and building LEGO creations here. I thought the play area was, strangely, rather big. It would have made more cents to convert this into a dining area to serve more customers and keep the till ringing.

Pricing: $10.90 to $12.90 for mains

Address: The Cathay, 2 Handy Road, #02-12

Tel: 67357571

Food Review & Giveaway: Ramen Kagetsu Arashi, The Cathay

[S$10 Ramen Kagetsu Arashi Voucher Giveaway at the end of this post]

Japan’s third most popular ramen chain (with more than 290 outlets worldwide) has come to Singapore! Ramen Kagetsu Arashi is supposedly the number 1 ramen chain in Japan for Garlic Tonkotsu broth.

I got to try two exclusive dishes from Ramen Kagetsu Arashi: the Ginjiro Ramen ($13.90) and Itameshi Dry Curry Rice ($12.90).

Ramen Kagetsu Arashi

If, like me, you pick up your spoon to taste the broth the minute the bowl of ramen is placed in front of you, you will be taken aback by the salty broth. Apparently, the level of saltiness has already been toned down to suit local palates, but make no mistakes, the broth is not for sipping. Just slurp up the oodles of noodles and leave the broth untouched.

Overall, I don’t know what the fuss is about. I would not consider this the best ramen I have tasted.

Ramen Kagetsu Arashi

The Dry Curry Rice is worth a try – slightly charred in places, and the curry-infused rice is crispy and with an interesting aroma.

Ramen Kagetsu Arashi

The Gyoza was ordinary. Apparently, you need to mix 3 sauces in order to create the perfect condiment. Ask the staff if you don’t know which to add.

Outlet Locations:

  1. The Star Vista (1 Vista Exchange Green, #01-41, S138617) Tel: 63390335
  2. Tampines 1 (10 Tampines Central 1, #02-09/10, S539536) Tel: 68540335
  3. The Cathay (2 Handy Road, #B1-01/02/03, S229233) Tel: 67363055

Voucher Giveaway

WIN a S$10 Ramen Kagetsu Arashi voucher! This voucher is valid till 20 Feb 2015 (next year!) and will be mailed to you if you are the winner.

How To Win:

1) β€˜Like’ My Facebook Page

2) Leave a comment on this blogpost and tell me what you want to try at Ramen Kagetsu Arashi. Is it the ramen? The curry rice? Or… the gyoza?

Giveaway ends 1st March, 23:59hrs. The winner will be notified via email.