Bravissimo, Pasta Brava!

Turn a corner down Craig Road and there it is, nestled among furniture and craft stores, an Italian high-end casual dining restaurant, Pasta Brava. The old-fashioned Colonial exterior with wooden doors, window shutters and a rather tight entrance hides a pleasant surprise. Despite being an Italian restaurant, the interior is traditionally Peranakan, the wood furniture…

My vacation in Bioshock: Infinite

Looks like the vacation is prematurely over. Been recalled from Columbia, but although I haven’t uncovered all its secrets, I have completed the main tour. Columbia is a city in the clouds. Set in 1912 and made to float on high by complex quantum mechanics it is a beautiful town when you arrive. It is…

Looking past the explosions in Man of Steel

Man of Steel (MoS), the first DC Comics film to be released for the year, opened in Singapore on 13 June 2013. I got a couple of friends to watch the movie premiere, and we all (with the exception of one) found the movie pretty awesome, mainly in the action department, though not so much…

All hands on deck in ‘Citadel’ DLC for ME3

Game Downloadable Content (DLC) usually adds a playable chapter to a game you already own as a way to keep replayability, at least until the next instalment. Most games don’t even do that after a while (Dragon Age II… I’ve just about given up on you!). But the new ‘Citadel’ DLC for Mass Effect 3…

Predictable plot but great action in After Earth

Fear. Central to the theme of After Earth, the movie is set on a faraway planet, home to human beings. Earth had been destroyed, by the very dangers we humans pose to the environment today, so much so that people have had to seek a new planet to live on. This sci-fi film features a…