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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Domino’s Football Final Viewing Party

Once every four years, I will devote myself into watching 22 men chasing after a ball. My favourite 11 man are from Argentina. I’m not sure what it is about them but I can’t bring myself to support any other team beside La Albiceleste. Perhaps because I was born in year 1978, the year they lifted their first ever World Cup. As for this year, I was hoping they would make it to the final since last meeting Germany in the 1990 finals and lost to the Die Mannschaft.
La Albiceleste
After an emotional semi-finals victory against Netherlands, Argentina had to face the German machine. Damn! For sure will be an explosive match so I was looking out for a happening viewing party to enjoy the game with my friends. Tak bestlar lepak mamak je kan? 
Next thing I know, I got invited for Dominos Football Final Viewing Party at Tropicana Gold and Country Resort. Say what??? Free flow of pizza while lounging on bean bags with eyes glued to the big screen. Not only that, before the official kick off time at 3 am, awesome people of Domino’s had prepared tonnes fun activities for the footie fans. Jeng jeng jeng 
....the place to be.....
The moment we walked into the venue, we had our picture snapped and printed on the spot. Ongoing with Domino’s Instagram photo contest, called ‘Bear-A-Selfie’. The winner of the contest gets to score an iPad Mini when they ‘pose’ with ‘Popobe Bola Bears’ and tag their picture #BolaBears. Apa lagi? Jom selfie banyak-banyak. 
My fre-nemy for the night! 
Football! Friends!
Cute ey? 

After registering our names, we joined all the fun activities, Human Foosball, Soccer Pong, and Hit The Goalie.  Heck, my Human Foosball team even ‘won’ a match and were rewarded with Domino’s pizza voucher! Soon after we were treated to tasty, yummy and delicious Domino’s Pizzaaaaaaaaaa!!! Apa lagi? Jom serangggggggggg!!! Nom nom nom while being entertained by host of the event, C.Loco and Hollie. 
Lively hosts! Hollie & C.Loco
nom nom nom.....
Score bang jangan tak score!!!
Ready to step up? 
Mani in action yo!!!
After some fun Q&A session to win more goodies, Hasfahlinda Hassan, Senior Manager, Marketing Domino’s Pizza Malaysia & Singapore made her welcome speech. The guests were listening to her while munching their pizza away happily. Domino’s totally hit ‘home run’ with their ‘More Pizza More Football’ campaign by the look of the joyful faces.  
Terima kasih sudi datang semua! :) 
Soon after it was the moment of truth, after losing sleep for almost a month, it was time to crown the new World Champion. First half of the game was nail biting yet no goals were scored. During the half time break, we were served with food for ‘sahur’. I wallaped roti jala and was ready to face the second half of the game. Upon completion of 90 minutes full time, both teams couldn’t break the deadlock. It was nerve wrecking when extra time came on. All-time top scorer for the World Cup, Miroslav Klose came off to be replaced by Mario Gotze. Oh….how I wish the switch was not made as the game almost went on to penalty kick decider, Gotze exploded a powerful kick passed Romero in the 113th minute. Adoiiiiiiiii…..what a heartbreaker man! 
The moment of truth!!!
Happy Germany supporters! Bluek! 
Despite the sad result for my team, I had a great time spending it with my friends. They were happy because their team won. Oh well…at least my tummy is full of Domino’s Pizza and head full of delightful memories to look back during the next World Cup. Joining Domino’s Football Viewing Party was totally is unique experience for me. I can’t thank Domino’s enough for making my viewing a memorable one for a long time coming. I look forward to join more exciting happening in the future.  

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Thursday, 17 July 2014

Dawn of the Planets of the Apes Review

...the conflict continues 
Dawn of the Planets of the Apes Review – The year was 2011, the movie revived was Rise of the Planet of the Apes…meh….nak kena tengok ke? Well…watch I did and amazed I was when I ‘saw’ and ‘heard’ Caesar ‘talking’. Heck! He ‘spoke’ better English compared to some of the people I know. What else to do but to hope and wait for a sequel and guess what? The year is 2014 and Caesar is back yo!!!
...what else matters...
Fast forward ten years since Caesar (Andy Serkis) broke out of the lab and faced humans in an epic battle on the Golden Gate Bridge. As a result, simian flu almost caused humans to vanish from the face of the planet. Few immune survivors are running out of option and some of them make their way to the forest. They hope they could restart the water dam to produce energy and supply power for their existence. These survivors bump into Caesar and his colony and once again faced with conflict. Malcom (Jason Clarke) tries to convince Caesar to let them restore the dam and be on their way back to their port. Meanwhile, Dreyfus (Gary Oldman) is not all convinced about the co-operation between humans and apes. He retrieves the left over artilleries left by National Guard in order to protect the humans in case the apes decided to ambush them. Just like Dreyfus, Caesar’s second-in-command, Koba (Toby Kebbell) do not trust the humans and set out to proof that humans will once again try to destroy their kind. With survival of each species hanging on the line, can both humans and apes put aside their differences and work together to stay alive?

They are only looking out for their species 
Andy Serkis…what can I say about this man? He is a league of his own man! After ‘capturing our motion’ as Gollum and King Kong, he is back again in the ape suit to wow us. He could do no wrong and I only expect more awesomeness from him in the future. As for the rest of the cast…both humans and apes, it’s not an easy task but every single one of them did a splendid job. Besides the actors, the special effects were top notch, the music, the cinematography, the camera work. It’s got awards written all over it. A rare moment when a sequel is actually better than the original, this has to be one of it.
Wonderful cast
The cliffhanger at the end of this movie will make you look forward for the next encounter between humans and the apes. The dispute featured in this picture is not just between two species but its very well happening around us as we speak. How would the world be like if a group of minorities finally takes over from the majority who have took what they had all this while for granted? Interesting notion isn’t it?   

P/s - Thank you Churp2 for the preview tickets!