Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Triumph In The Skies Gala Premiere


YESYESYESYESYES!! I had been feeling ecstatic ever since I know this tv series is coming up with its own movie!

Big fan of this show, obviously. Who wouldn't be? So you can imagine how excited I was to be able to be able to attend the Gala Premiere and get to see Julian Cheung on Red Carpet. Still seemed quite surreal that I got to see him for the 2nd time. And still mesmerised by him.
The first time I saw him was when I attended the Singapore Hit Awards. That room was filled with shrieks and screams. Haha. Maybe some gasps from yours truly.

Anyway, I brought my Mom this time and she wasn't exactly helpful in offering help to take any pictures of happenings at the red carpet so I totally missed out on the whole thing... Not because I was late but because I was busy looking for the booth for ticket collection. Ugh.

Managed to only take this 2 pictures in the theatre because apparently no cameras were allowed to be brought in and also, NO PICTURES. WHAT. T.T

I am very upset that I didn't get any pictures of Julian Cheung. Was crying inside, really.

But oh well, it wasn't hard to convince myself that it's ohkay since the movie really made up for it!

Young pilot Branson (Louis KOO) recently takes over Skylette, his father’s aviation empire, only to realize his old flames Cassie (Charmaine SHEH) is a flight attendant there. Several years ago, he was forced to break up with her and move to New York to take care of his father's business. To this day, the two continue to harbor feelings for each other but decide to keep them bottled up.

In an effort to rebrand the airline, Branson invites rock idol TM to star in an upcoming commercial and appoints Sam (Fransic NG) as her flying consultant. Incongruent in both tastes and experience, this odd couple gets off on the wrong foot. As the shoot progresses, however, they slowly discover each other's merits, developing a strong mutual attraction. 

Jayden (Julien CHEUNG) has left Skylette Airline to become a pilot for private jets. He meets the young and vivacious Kika (KUO Tsai Chieh) during a flight and assumes her to be wayward and shallow. But they turn out to have a lot in common and start falling madly in love. At the height of their romance, Jayden realizes almost too late the secret behind her recalcitrance… 

Each of the three relationships comes with its own setbacks. As long as one can accept the imperfection of things, finding happiness—however fleetingly—is a blessing in itself. 

Firstly, I would like to put it out there for people who expect this film to be filled with serious plane and flight stuff, that it is not. It has bits of it included inside but mostly a romance film. Just giving you a heads up because my mom thought that way.

As it is probably clearly shown in the synopsis, it is about the life of 3 pilots. I enjoyed all 3 of their love lives but especially the one of Captain SAM though. Why? Because it is filled with so many comedic scenes and they were really good ones too! 

I think it is quite an eye opener to see Louis Koo acting as a character like that. He does usually got funny roles to play in but this time was not the case. 

Oh Captain Cool aka Jayden aka Julian Cheung... My sister had already watched the movie and the both of us agreed that he was definitely a brilliant womaniser. I told my sister if I ever saw what that woman saw, i'd melt. Curious what she saw? Haha

Not quite what I expected it to be but it is still an interesting concept and I still enjoyed the story, or should I say stories.


Leaving you with the best theme song ever -

Cheryl x

Monday, March 02, 2015

King Of Mahjong Gala Premiere

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Nobody can be unfamiliar with the term MAHJONG these days. It happened to take over a lot of people's lives in so many ways. Putting aside the fact that it is a part of gambling, it is also a part of a good past time!

I recall always looking at adults spending their time bonding over Mahjong while I was having fun with my cousins. (:

What memories do you have about Mahjong?

This February, a new movie about Mahjong is out and just by looking at the trailer, I know I'd enjoy it. I mean, look at all the awesome movies about Mahjong that had been out already.


I was very lucky to be able to attend the Gala Premiere of King Of Mahjong and brought Valerie(surprise surprise) along with me! She was a big help for me when I couldn't arrive on time to catch the celebrities on red carpet because of my classes.
Sooo I'm thrilled that I can still have pictures to share.

I was surprised to see so many celebrities showing up and especially the Singapore celebrities like Dawn Yeoh, Hayley and Jayley!

There are a few Hong Kong celebrities that I am not familiar with. Did you guys all know who they are? Haha

In the theatres before the movie started...

I still can't believe how we got welcomed by these actors with a Chinese New Year song when they were making their entrance. Way to make us feel privileged! 

So yes, we did get a chance to see them up close with that picture of Patricia Mok (the clearest I could manage) to take. Or should I say, they got really close to us since they were walking down the stairs right beside us. Haha

That young Hong Kong actor was quite the cutie with his dimples and all. Valerie and I both agree although we are not very familiar with who he is lol

There was definitely limitless amount of laughter that filled the whole theatre when they were having a casual discussion about King Of Mahjong. I would say they lived up to the standard of being comedians as how they were mostly portrayed in tv shows or movies. I enjoyed their jokes very much hahaha.
But i'm sure you have had enough of my opinions about the events and what not and you want me to get to my opinions about the movie so without further ado, 

“King of Mahjong” centres on the decade-long feud and eventual reunion of Wong Tin Ba (Mark Lee) and Ah Fatt (Chapman To), two top disciples of the legendary mahjong maestro, Master Ru.

20 years later, Wong Tin Ba, who is now a world-acclaimed mahjong champion and magnate, shows up in Ipoh to challenge Fatt to a final showdown – The World Mahjong Championship. Despite Wong’s insistence, Fatt declines to join the competition as he is determined and contented to lead the life of a commoner.

In a bid to force Fatt into the showdown, Wong abducts Fatt’s wife, Ramona (Michelle Ye), and threatens her to be on his alliance. Fatt has no choice but to join the championship as Wong holds his wife hostage. On the mahjong table, Fatt and Wong compete as the finalists; Master Ru’s secret legendary mahjong move and the truth comes to light as the winner emerges...
My Thoughts

The movie was more than just hilarious, as what you would expect from who were chosen to act in this film. It included love, and touching sides of people as well.

It's funny how the film made me on the verge of crying with all the sad and touching scenes but quickly made them disappeared with with a hilarious scene. lol. Well played.
Glad I didn't have to leave the theatre with my mascara running! Well exaggerated. Haha. But seriously though.

I didn't know there was such a history with Mahjong until I watched this film. Totally teaching people about how to not play Mahjong for the sake of winning but for enjoyment!
Some jokes may be lame for some people but some jokes were really good I admit.

So I saw the one Venus Wong on stage before the film played and man was I surprised by how she is able to act like that! It is like 2 different person altogether. I can't imagine having to act like that, really. I am deeply impressed, very impressed.

To share with you some of the movie stills to have a little idea of what you'd be able to see without spoiling it too much for you...


I'm sorry, I need to share this picture of Valerie and me with Hayley and Jayley! AHHH~

*so sorry for the late post

Go watch it and let me know which part you enjoyed best ;)

Leaving you with this interesting song from the movie...

Cheryl x