Sunday, March 25, 2012

OUTING: A Day at Cinelesiure!

Two weeks ago, Fel and I teamed up to take part in Cineleisure's Next Online Sensation!

Initially, we thought we weren't shortlisted but... We were!!! :D For our first challenge, we are to blog about how we spend our day at Cathay Cineleisure Orchard before attending 'The Hunger Games' Gala Premiere (The promotional movie posters were out last year and I have been waiting ever since!) on Wednesday's evening!

As we both had classes on Wednesday, we decided to chase away the Monday blues with a day at Cineleisure. (:

Here's me! I was dressed in Love, Bonito's Mustard Kory Knit Top and New Look's jeggings.

Meet Fel! Fel and I have been in the same schools all our lives (Not counting kindergartens.) but we only met in junior college.

We were exempted from P.E. lessons so whilst others were running 2.4km under the scorching sun, we bonded over Taiwanese and Japanese dramas, songs and of course, eye candies! Heh.

And here's how we spent our day at Cineleisure!

Located at 8 Grange Road, the mall is a popular hangout among youths with its wide range of shops. It has everything that you need! Shopping? Definitely! Checked! Pasta? Checked! Japanese cuisine? Checked! Chinese food? Checked! Cheap food? Checked! Tibits? Checked! Theatre? Double checked!

I usually go to Cineleisure for movies and I love the shops on the third floor (Read on!)!

The first thing we did after we met up was to look for food! We were both famished and our tummies needed food desperately but we were so spoilt for choices that we couldn't make up our minds.

After a ping-pong discussion, we finally settled on Pastamania. It has been a while since I ate at Pastamania because I was eating so much of it in Year 2 (Can you imagine pasta for supper almost every night? I don't know how I managed that but I was so hungry. All the time. Blame the school?).

I ordered my usual Prawns Aglio Olio (I picked anything that's Aglio Olio.). Heh. And I learnt from Fel that Pastamania actually has student's discount of 30%. Haha! So much for eating there often...

But anyway, umm... I still felt hungry after that. And it didn't help (My figure.) that Shokudo - Japanese Coffee House was directly opposite Pastamania! I love their Kinoko Wafu Aglio Olio!

Shokudo - Japanese Coffee House is right beside the escalator and with its trays of ice-creams outside, it is pretty hard to miss!

The place is really cheery with bright yellow stripes adorning its wall. On its other side, you have the huge windows of Cineleisure overlooking the roads of Orchard! It makes meals really relaxing and 'chillax'. (:

And... TADAHHH!!! My plate of Kinoko Wafu Aglio Olio!

This is my third serving in a month since Juliet introduced it to me. Hahaha!

(For those who don't follow my tweets, when I find something that I like to eat, I will keep having that until I'm sick of it and then, I move on. Lol. And I LOVE Aglio Olio!!! *has a fangirl moment... for pasta?*)

I love how juicy the mushrooms are and the spaghetti isn't too soft or hard... Al dente (To my amateur taste buds, anyway. Heh.)! Have a try if you are there. (: I have already converted the boy into a fan. *beams*

We filmed a little here and it was a little embarrassing. Actually, the whole filming process was! Haha. But we were never going to see whoever who saw us again so... *shrugs*. Haha.

Filming was something different for Fel and I, as bloggers. I did a few videos but those were done in the comfort of my home. Heh. It was really fun, especially when you do it with a bud! :D

And now, let the shopping begin!!!

The first shop that caught our eyes was Brat Pack. Located on the 2nd floor, the store is a burst of bright colours!!!

They have shoes and clothes but what drew me like honey draws bees were the wall of hats and the very colourful pouches and bags! I don't really like wearing hats because my hair's really flat. BUT I still like trying them on! Heh. My favourite is the newsboy cap (Could have been due to my want of being a newspaper girl and having a newspaper route when I was a child! It looked so fun in Little Archie comics! Actually, it still looks fun! Haha.).

The pouches had those henna designs on them. When I was in junior college, I liked those designs a lot. I printed them out from the Net and spent hours trying to draw them (I tried to draw tattoos too.). But umm... I failed Art so... Moving on!

Minikin is your typical girly store, complete with pearl headbands, whimsical rings and necklaces and pretty ribbons! Displayed prettily in cubbyholes, a girl can spend hours there without noticing the time.

And it was here that heard some ka-ching from us! Heh. Fel got a headband with a pink ribbon that's dotted with white and a ring with wings on it. And I got a pearl headband à la Blair Waldorf and a fairy ring. :D

Psst! Check out Fel's entry here for the loot!

This is the third floor (My favourite!) and quite possibly, the first shop that you would spot is Becky Berry!

This shop has everything looking vintage; From phones to mirrors to dresses! It was a lovely place to spend time in and discover 'treasures'. For those who love those huge, vintage spectacles, say hello to your haven! :DDD

Rockstar could be the most well-known shop of all! The walls are in stripes of different shades of pink and I have long declared that my future house is going to have them too (Much to the horror of the boy.).

I think the sister first brought me to this store and I have made multiple trips back. It has purses and pouches with letters printed on them, English school teacher's bags, plants in pretty containers, rows and rows of Penguin books, earrings and of course, clothes (What would a shop be without clothes?!? *laments dramatically*)!

We then made our way to Sticky! Sticky has been around for quite some time and though I have eaten the sweets, I had not seen how the sweets were made. I love food stores where you can watch the chefs prepare the food! It's like an art, to be appreciated. (: And oh yes, I love how colourful the store is!

The man making the sweets handed us some and ka-ching! We each bought a packet. :D Come to think of it, I think I'm gonna have one right after this entry. Heh.

Some other stores in Cineleisure!

And we mustn't leave out The Editor's Market! Your one-stop place for unique and Lookbook-worthy clothes!

Neoprints and Anime eyes! Haha.

We ended our Monday with dinner at A.venue Bistro! The place is decked out in old English decor and it seemed a little like we were in a train carriage. Like in Harry Potter! Haha.

We both had salmon and just because my stomach's really the size of two, I had tiramisu too! The salmon was really tasty and the skin was cooked to a crisp, just the way I like it. (:

On Wednesday, Fel and I attended the Gala Premiere for 'The Hunger Games'! I swear Wednesday took f-o-r-e-v-e-r to come!

And here's my outfit! A walking advertisement for F21 again (And forever one.). :D

A breakdown of my outfit. (:

And here's us in front of the huge poster at The Cathay! :DDD

'The Hunger Games' is based on the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins. It stars Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique in 'X-Men: First Class'.), Josh Hutcherson (The best friend with 'bad blood' in 'Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant'.) and Liam Hemsworth (Or more popularly known as Miley Cyrus' boyfriend. Haha.).

Set in the post-apocalyptic world, Panem (Or North America, as we currently know it as.) is divided into 13 districts. Each year, a boy and a girl from each of the 12 districts will be chosen to battle it out... Something like 'Battle Royale' in reality television style. It serves as a reminder to these districts of the Capitol's authority and is a punishment for their rebellion.

Quite frankly, I don't like the idea of the story (I'm currently reading 'Battle Royale' and I don't like it either. But it's one of those must-read books so I'm reading it. I don't think I can stomach 'Lord of the Flies' though.). But it's jam-packed with action and I love anything that has romance. Heh.

The movie follows the book pretty closely, though I thought that some important details were left out (Like the meaning behind the mockingjay bird.). But it was a really exciting 2 hours, that kept me on the edge at some points and had the audience and me laughing at others. :DDD

A snapshot of Fel and I before the movie!

Before I leave...

... Here's the little video that Fel and I made on Monday! :DDD

Have a pleasant week ahead and thanks for reading! (:

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