[Movie Review] The Wedding Ringer

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Hi Huneybees,

From Sony Pictures, comes another hilarious comedy - The Wedding Ringer. Everything began when the socially awkward groom-to-be Doug Harris (Josh Gad) is settling down to marry his dream girl, the beautiful Gretchen (Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting). And in JUST 2 WEEKS, he has to fill up his list of best man and groomsmen, when he don't even have any guy friends!

Doug is then being referred to Jimmy Callahan (Kevin Hart) whose company provides best men services to socially challenged grooms. It's absolutely hilarious when they got together to work out on the big lie. I liked the part where they have to take photos with different backgrounds in order to convince that the best men are Doug's friends all along. Ice hockey field as background for snow mountain scaling?! CLEVER!!!

So, all the best men are given a new identity, though they have their own set of weirdness. They all had a great time together and something unexpected happens between Doug and Jimmy in which they build their bromance.

Everything is well-planned and working just fine till the very special day of Doug and Gretchen. Someone overheard the reason that Gretchen is getting hitched to Doug. This makes Doug ponder what he is really looking for in a marriage. Are you marrying for the sake of getting married to your dream girl? Well, well, well, I'm not gona spoil it for you, you have got to watch the movie to see whether did Doug marry Gretchen. :P

Overall, the comedy is definitely something you want to fall back into the cinema seats after a tired day of work. Some of the funny parts were pretty predictable, but it was pretty nice to see Josh Gad doing the relatively untested comedic role, since his voicing of Olaf the Snowman in Frozen.

The movie is already now screening in Singapore cinemas, be sure to ask all your friends down for a laugh too!

(This article is contributed by Xue Ling. )
About the Author

Xue Ling is a dedicated Food & Lifestyle Blogger at http://noobguidance.blogspot.sg.

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[What's New] Welcome Spring & Win The All New Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey City Blossom EDT

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Hi Huneybees,

Flowers always brighten my day and their fragrance are so refreshing with their bright colours. That's why I've always been a fan of perfumes. Nothing can beat a great day smelling good and to me, I find that it is a kind of respect to others as well. You wouldn't want someone to come smelling as though he/she have just left the gym right?

Other than the fragrance, the bottle design also plays a part when I purchase a perfume. They are normally on my dressing table for at least a month, so of course, a nicer bottle becomes part of the decoration. :)

So, here's introducing you to Issey Miyake's  L'Eau d'Issey City Blossom. This new fragrance for women is a flanker to the 1992′s L’Eau d’Issey, with a special limited edition packaging designed by young French visual street artist - Mademoiselle Maurice.

This fragrance is a fresh new introduction as Winter enters into Spring, with bright floral colours entering into the city, blossoming on the city walls, pavements and saturate the air with their warmth and fragrance. 

I fell deeply in love with the soft floral scents amongst the musky base notes of Virginia White Cedarwood, Ambrox and White Musk. It's as though I was walking on the bustling city streets, as the people move around going about their daily life, with whiffs of dewy floral buds ready to blossom in the sun. Perfumer Alberto Morillas is behind this creation and he has 'bottled' Mademoiselle Maurice's design of figurative and abstract flowers right in this city-scaped perfume bottle.
Perfumer Alberto Morillas focused his creation into a divine spring breeze: the bright and cheerful opening like the signs of changing seasons, Pink Peppercorn and a sprinkling of Citrus Notes, not forgetting a hint of Calone, a nod to the Legendary L'Eau d'Issey: the first quiverings of a bud that will soon be blossoming. In dewy surroundings, the freshness is accentuated with middle notes that resonate beneath delicately honey-like Osmanthus Flowers, an invitation to travel - to the other side of the city - offered by Freesia and Magnolia: reserved and measured, the flower chose to retain its mystery by only opening halfway. Then with the bottom notes made up of natural Virginia White Cedar dominated by powerful notes of Ambrox and White Musk, this imaginary bouquet takes shape and draws its energy, "texturising" itself like the petals of a flower which finally touch the skin... the flower opens out completely, serenely, in a subtle mingling of charm and boldness.
Ain't the description such a beautiful piece? I knew I had to share that with you guys. Nothing beats a nice story built up to give birth to such a lovely fragrance. This light, floral perfume, subtlety brings Spring into my daily life, making it a breeze as I go about my chores.

The Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey City Blossom Eau de Toilette will be exclusively launched from 30th January 2015 to 5th February 2015 at Metro Paragon. It will then subsequently be launched at these dates and locations:
  • Robinsons Heeren - 6th February 2015 to 13th February 2015
  • Metro Woodlands - 27th February 2015 to 8th March 2015
  • Takashimaya - 12th March 2015 to 18th March 2015

See the origami flowers I have done for the shoot of the perfume? Watch the video above to learn how to do it. 

I will be running an Instagram contest from 30th January 2015 to 5th February 2015 and the most creative one will win a 50ml Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey City Blossom Eau de Toilette worth SGD$123. Do try it out with different papers and have fun doing them! Follow my Instagram @huney_84 for more details tomorrow!   So here's more details on the contest and how you can win. Don't forget to tag #cityblossom #sg #metrosg #cityblossomchung @metrosingapore !

Hi Huneybees! Wana win yourself a bottle of Issey Miyake's latest fragrance - L'Eau d'Issey City Blossom EDT?  
Follow this video and fold this origami flower, post it Instagram and tag #cityblossom #sg #metrosg #cityblossomchung @metrosingapore .  
The most creative one will win a 50ml Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey City Blossom Eau de Toilette worth SGD$123. This contest will run from 30th January 2015 to 5th February 2015. So do try it out with different sizes and different papers. Have fun! 

L'Eau d'Issey City Blossom EDT 50ml SGD$123
L'Eau d'Issey City Blossom EDT 90ml SGD$161

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Here's To A Better Life!!!

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Hi Huneybees,

Sorry, got to protect bro's privacy... :X
I was looking forward to a great new year but these couple of weeks have been a painful moment for me as I've lost my little brother. He was one of the victims in the recent Jiangsu tugboat accident and the whole holding-high-hopes-of-survival to having to sending him off was really too hard for me to get started on writing again.

Thanks to all of you who have been patiently waiting, showering care and support, I'm back here writing; and hopefully after "pouring" my heart out, I could get back on track. I've been staring at my computer for days, not really sure how to go on. But seriously, words can never express how much I feel about this loss. Every little thing reminds me of him and each time, it's like someone has dug a hole through my heart.

But by chance, I saw the movie "Book Of Life" and it kinda shook me up. After death, it doesn't mean everything stops. Life has to go on and hey, my bro might be having a party in Paradise, like the characters in the movie.

Right now, friends and family are my priority, treasuring every single second that I have with them. I'm gona live everyday like there's no tomorrow happily, doing what I love. Heck with the minute little things, can't be bothered about what others think and spend my time on the people who needs me more.

All these getting pissed about people stepping on your toes, bloggers' disputes, which celeb is not on terms with which celeb, seemed so irrelevant now. Time is now better put back on living a healthier lifestyle, getting back to do what I love most - painting, as well as caring and sharing more with the community.

Here's urging you all to treasure all the time and loved ones that you have, tell them you love them, hug them, kiss them and try to do more "good"! Cheers to a better life!!!

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Celebrate Valentine's Day With The Love Of Swatch

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Hi Huneybees,

This Valentine’s Day, celebrate the love with Swatch and get to win a pair of return tickets to the Maldives on Singapore Airlines! This special gift for your significant other - UNLOCK MY HEART (GZ292) is a portable lock of love, presented in a special box to make sure this romance never misses a beat.
A fuchsia pink heart-shaped lock signs, seals and delivers messages of time on the watch’s innocent white dial. Its key is always at hand, counting the passing of the minutes, chased by an impatient fuchsia second hand. The blushing pink case and bracelet background is the signature of femininity.
To make this Valentine’s Day a memorable one, Swatch will be giving away a pair of return tickets to Maldives to 1 lucky winner! Purchase Swatch Valentine’s Day Special watch, GZ292, UNLOCK MY HEART, (at Swatch monobrand boutiques in Singapore) from 18th January to 13th February 2015 for your chance to enter into our Live Grand Lucky Draw that will be held at Swatch orchardgateway on 14th February 2015 from 5pm-7pm.
Leading up to Valentine’s Day, we also have a special Valentine’s Day Facebook Application, called “Lock Your Love” for you to express your Love & send a customize Love Lock to your valentine to let them know how much you mean to them. For your chance to win more exciting treats visit us on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SwatchSG. Hurry! First 100 to create a customize Swatch Love Lock will receive a Swatch carabiner!
We also have something special instore for you when you visit us at Swatch orchardgateway, Ion, Raffles City & JEM from now to 14th February 2015. Look out for a cupid in these stores & request from them a Love Lock which you can customize & hang on our specially curated Love Lock Wall. Snap & Upload the photo of your customize Love Lock on Instagram or twitter with the hashtag #LockYourLoveSG and stand a chance to win a staycation at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove.

Hurry now to the stores to get this timepiece at S$99 for your Valentine!

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Call, Kiss & Hug Your Family NOW!

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Hi Huneybees,

I am currently writing this blog post with a heavy heart. I may disappear from blogging for a few days as my brother was one of the missing Singaporeans on board the tugboat that has sunk in China's Yangtze River. We have yet to hear of any news about him and I am flying over this evening with my family.

Please help keep praying for every member of the crew's safety and my brother will be safe and sound in our arms very soon. Go give your family a call, a hug and a kiss and thank them for being safe. I am dying to do just that to my brother.

Please keep safe and I will try to be back soon.
And if you are from any PR or marketing company, please bear with me as I might take awhile to respond back.
If anyone has any more news, please email me at prevaricator_84@hotmail.com.
Thank you!

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I've Fallen Deeply In Love With CATS ~

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Hi Huneybees,

It's definitely a great year start with yet another item off my bucket list! YES!!! I've finally caught CATS the musical!!!

Why it means so much to me? Well, mainly coz of the multiple reviews, being awarded record-breaking number of awards internationally and most of all, the music score if composed by the amazing Andrew Lloyd Webber!

His works include The Phantom of the Opera, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, Starlight Express, etc...

In fact, my love for Andrew Lloyd Webber began when I was playing in the band back in high school. I was playing the flute and the piccolo and the CATS music score focused alot on the wind section - flute, oboe, clarinet; to represent the mysterious, sexy and dainty little steps of the CATS. There was a lot of the flute and piccolo solos and it was an amazing time to have the light shine on me. LOL!

So, you can imagine my excitement and desire to watch CATS. It's great to actually match the music pieces to what I've played before, if only there was a performance back those years when I was performing. Hehehehe...

But when watching the musical, you can not spot the band at all. It was all in the effort to get the audience immerse into the CATS world and get acquainted with Rum Tum Tugger, Mr. Mistoffelees, Jennyanydots, Old Deuteronomy, Grizabella and Skimbleshanks with the tribe of Jellicle Cats.

The musical is based on the book of poems Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" (1939) by T.S. Elliot, telling the story a an imaginative tribe of Jellicle Cats as they gather together for the annual Jellicle Ball and each one of them tells their stories to Old Deuteronomy for his amusement. At the ball, he is also set to choose one of the cats to journey to the Heaviside Layer to be reborn into a new life.

I've not been to a musical that is so interactive before. This fast paced performance has the audience entertained every second with cats roaming around the audience, surprisingly appear out of nowhere, keeping us busy with 360° experience. With the stage extended all the way to the seats, you can fully immerse into the world of CATS and if you are sitting along the aisle, you can even give the pats a little snuggle or pat, it's almost like going to a cat cafe. Hehehehe...

During the special CATS media day, I also got the chance to have a chat with Mila de Biaggi who plays Victoria the white kittenVictoria is a beautiful young kitten who is graceful, elegant and timid, which Mila revealed that each character is given 3 characteristics to stick to and display on stage.

It is evidently seen when during the full performance, where each cat plays out their character and even though they might be doing the same dance steps, each of them still stands out strongly. I couldn't stop watching how each of them move and especially Victoria. They are all what I would imagine cats on 2 feet would act like and if you are on the front row seats, you can even see their little facial expressions like twitching their little noses.

Every performer displays amazing dance moves from ballet to tiptap and with the amazing songs and music, this is definitely not a musical to be missed! CATS is already performing in MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands all through to 1 February 2015. Be sure to get your tickets soon!

CATS International Tour
Date: 9 January to 1 February 2015
Venue: MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands
Ticket Price: From $65* to $195
*Excludes the booking fee of SGD$3 per ticket

Performance Times
Tuesday - Friday: 8.00pm
Saturday: 2.00pm and 8.00pm
Sunday: 1.00pm and 6.00pm

You can get your tickets at the Marina Bay Sands Box Offices (Museum, Theatres, SkyPark, Retail Mall and Hotel Tower 1 Lobby), or online at www.BASEentertainmentasia.com, www.MarinaBaySands.com/Ticketingwww.sistic.com.sg, or by calling +65 6688 8826.

For more information, go to www.MarinaBaySands.com and for exciting ticket package options together with accommodation at Marina Bay Sands, please visit www.marinabaysands.com/packages. Corporate and Group Bookings are available via Showbiz - corporate@showbizasia.com or call +65 6688 1029

So, you CATS lovers, enjoy the musical and here's leaving you with more photos from the CATS media day. =)

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[What's New] Get The Perfect Skin With The All New SK-II AurActivator Complete Correction Cream

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Hi Huneybees,

BAM! What an amazing way to start the year! I had made yet another special trip into the Changi Airport (sadly, not to fly off just yet...) and to see the super suave, acclaimed Taiwanese-Canadian actor and model - Godfrey Gao (高以翔) and famous Malaysian film actress and pop singer - Lee Sinje (李心潔). Both ambassadors of SK-II, were here in Singapore to launch the all new SK-II AurActivator Complete Correction Cream. It was an honoured moment as Singapore was chosen to be the 1st in the world to see the launch of the CC Cream.

But of course before the CC Cream was revealed, we had the duo joining the host for the day - Belinda Lee (李心钰), in a get-to-know interview. Dressed in a lovely lace white dress, Lee Sinje was showing off her flawless skin and both she and Godfrey shared their favourite SK-II products as well as an insight into how they #ChangeDestiny, overcoming pressures and what's their 2015 beauty resolution.

Markus Strobel - Vice President, SK-II Global & Super Premium Skin & Cosmetics Business also gave us an introduction and with a toast of celebration, the SK-II AurActivator Complete Correction Cream was officially launched with an ad display on the Changi Airport's Social Tree. Have you guys played with the Social Tree before? It's pretty to keep the memories of you at the Changi Airport, well, even Godfrey's been playing with it... =X

In between all the fans overcrowding to snap a picture with their idol, I hopped on over to the pop up booth to try out the new product. This "First-in-the-World" collaboration with Changi Airport Group and inaugural partnership with Shilla Duty Free is definitely celebrated in a grander setting with this additional pop-up booth aside from the SK-II counter within the Shilla Duty Free shop.

Though the SK-II AurActivator Complete Correction Cream may look like your usual CC Cream, with a light skin colour tone that blends right into your shade upon spreading, something to love is the technology behind it.

With SPF50+, this colour correcting, UV blocking cream, is also combined with the GenOptics science philosophy and iridescent micro pearls providing immediate radiance on the surface of the skin. PLUS! It also works secretly in the background, on your skin's inner layers to reduce melanin, reducing dark spots, allowing your skin to glow from within with a soft radiant aura in 4 weeks!

It's definitely something you do not want to miss! Just check out my comparison below ~~~

With the SK-II AurActivator Complete Correction Cream applied on the left, my skin colour looks more even and you can even see the little pearls at work, making the skin glow naturally. Renowned celebrity make-up artist and skincare guru - Larry Yeo also shared tips and demo-ed how to achieve better skin with the AurActivator CC Cream, even Belinda was shocked by the difference.

The AurActivator CC Cream is available now at Shilla Duty Free in Changi Airport and will be made available at all SK-II counters in leading departmental stores from March 2015, retailing at S$92 for 30g as shown below.

Here's ending the post with more photos of Lee Sinje and Godfrey Gao ****melt***

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