Guavapass versus kfit

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One of my resolutions for the year is to keep fit or rather, GET fit so I tried out the new way to exercise – a monthly subscription/class-based app that allows different classes. To be honest, I didn’t know that such things exist until recently. Here’s my take on guavapass and kfit!

Guavapass (guavapass.com)
Guavapass was like a breath of fresh air and felt exclusive. If you didn’t sign up as a member, you couldn’t browse their classes – which made it quite cool because you always want what you can’t get. I started off as a 6-class member and went for 3+1 (late cancellation).

I must say that guavapass has a lot of studios that looked really cool. I signed up with a barre class (which I cancelled in the end cos I wasn’t feeling so well), and also a few yoga classes. The process was pretty easy but I thought that it was pretty pricey because I couldn’t finish the 6 classes in the time that was given.

Weirdly, I think they have changed their pricing plans to give 2,4,10 class options. 10 classes – $199 and to finish it in 3 months. At $19.90/class sounds alright.

What I liked most about guavapass was the additional events that they organised. I went for a spinning class and a barre x ballet class which I thought was fun. I didn’t continue with the package in the end because through guavapass I found a yoga studio that I really liked and signed up with them yet. My loss!

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Kfit (kfit.com)
I stumbled upon kfit while googling for guavapass actually. Priced at $129/month for 10 lessons – it sounded like a really good deal ($12.90 each!). There was also a promotion on fave (groupon) and I bought a one month membership for only $89! That means each class costs only $8.90.

HOWEVER, the sad thing is that I only went for 3 classes – 2 yoga classes (a studio that I go to usually and another new one near my house), and a bounce class which was really fun. That makes each class about $30! I wasn’t very clear about the packages too and some classes cost additional (which in my opinion doesn’t really make sense because they seem to be similar to other classes?)

One good thing about kfit though is the quick customer service – i cancelled in the morning and got an email right on that day. No repeated marketing materials from kfit too that I got from guavapass (that’s good for me and bad for their marketing team I guess).

Verdict:
(1) Always look out for promo codes / deals to try each one first and see which suits you better in terms of location / studios / packages.
(2) If you can make time 10 classes a month, choose kfit for a good deal
(3) Go for Guava events which are pretty frequent and don’t require a membership!

Rampage!

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How do you make a video game with 3 gigantic monsters a hit at the box office? The answer is, add The Rock. Seriously, any movie that he is in adds the entertainment element and though the movie plot was predictable, I enjoyed it (despite terrible reviews that I read online)!

For those who do not know, Rampage is about a genetic experiment gone wrong. The ‘virus’ crashes back into Earth as the lab at the space station explodes – the virus is caught by a wolf, a lizard/crocodile looking creature and last but not least, a friendly silverback gorilla who is BFFs with The Rock. In this case, The Rock assumes the role of a primatologist Davis who communicates with the gorilla with sign language. Of course, The Rock is no normal animal scientist but one who combats illegal wildlife trade around the world. He also shares a special bond with the gorilla who he affectionately named ‘George’.

Without spoiling too much but I think you should have already guessed, the monsters destroy the city as they are lured by some radio frequency tower by the owners of the genetic engineering science company. The reason why they wanted to lure the monsters back was to feed them the ‘antidote’ but seriously – did it cross their minds how they could administer the antidote and where do they ‘hide’ these crazy enormous animals?

Anyway, catch Rampage in cinemas – it’s pretty entertaining and feel good, because you always enjoy a happy no-brainer and well, there’s The Rock!

More details of the video game here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rampage_(video_game)

Pic credits: https://www.facebook.com/RampageTheMovie

Movie Review: A Bad Moms Christmas

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 A Bad Moms Christmas seems like my long awaited Rom Com and it is based on my favourite season of the year – Christmas! I didn’t know that it is actually part 2, but since it’s easily understandable, you probably don’t have to watch part 1 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_Moms) !

Based on 3 friends – Kathryn Hahn, Mila Kunis and Kirsten Bell, the moms meet their moms and get into a 3 generational mess which is magically solved during Christmas!

Though it’s November and maybe I haven’t gotten the Christmas spirit this year, the 101 minute romantic comedy was quite a drag. This came as a surprise for me though since I usually love such shows.

It’s pretty weird seeing “Diane Lockhart” as the stereotypical perfect grandma too.

Trailer here: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/a-bad-moms-christmas/

You can get your tickets here if you can get a good promo or just want to catch the hot girls on screen:
https://www.gv.com.sg/GVMovieDetails#/movie/6128

I guess I rate it 1.5 – 2 (for Christmas) out of 5 stars. Sigh!

Ramen Nagi

The latest Ramen place in Singapore is ‘Ramen Nagi’, originally from Fukuoka, Japan. Highly raved by many food bloggers and even main media outlet The Straits Times, we decided to give it a try last night.

The owner Satoshi Ikuta was walking around the outlet – his accolades include creating different kinds of ramen for one year (365 days!) and winning some Ramen Championship (the power of google)!Red King – L rates this 3.5/5 for the spicy version (level 3 out of 10) but he said that he had high expectations for it since we have really good ramen in Singapore.

Original King – For me, this was 3 out of 5. Though it was at ‘normal’ levels it was a little bland, but nonetheless still pretty good.

For more info, visit: https://www.facebook.com/RamenNagiSingapore/

You can find @RamenNagiSingapore at:
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SGFW 2017

Pic credits: sistic

Singapore Fashion Week 2017 #SGFW2017 is just a short 3-day event this year and opening the fashion highlight of the year is Laichan. Its Spring/Summer 2018 collection was an eye-opener and we have some highlights from the show:

Laichan is a Singaporean fashion designer, and largely described to be best known for his beautiful designs of the Chinese Cheongsam or the qipao. Interestingly, he designed dramatic costumes for the theatre, movies and film series such as Romeo & Juliet, Shakespeare in the Park and a HBO telemovie.

For more details about Laichan visit: http://laichan.com

Tickets for coming shows can be found here: https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/csfw2017

Movie Review – Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok

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Pic credits: Marvel / Golden Village

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Pic credits: pixabay – funny this comes out but yeah The Hulk was in the show too.

Well as a Marvel fan (not really but i guess i just like to watch all the movies) I had to catch Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok on its opening day (or perhaps 1 day earlier!).

You can get an idea on what the show is about by googling what’s Ragnarok –  (from wikipedia)

(Norse mythology) A series of future events culminating in a battle, fought between the Æsir and einherjar on one side and the forces of Surt, Loki and Loki’s children on the other, in which all of creation is burned down and almost all life is extinguished.

Okay – it’s a little different but it involves alot of burning and of course Thor, and my favourite Tom Hiddleston – Loki!

I particularly liked the new characters though – Jeff Goldblum as one of the bad guys and Cate Blanchett as Thor & Loki’s evil elder sister! It’s one of the very few shows that I think the bad guys are not too creepy and Cate looks really pretty (though dark and evil)!

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Without spoiling the show, I would say it’s a 3.5/5 stars for a (sort of) non- Marvel fan but watch it cos it’s surprisingly funny and has cool powers and characters like the last Valkyrie!

Concluding with my favourite:
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Movie details here: https://www.gv.com.sg/GVMovieDetails#/movie/6111

Thor: Ragnarok opens in cinemas 26 October 2017!

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The revival of the blog – or just my personal website before I turn the big 3!

I recently went back to my old archives from an old blog that I have no access to (except viewing rights) and was wow-ed by the many things I did!

So here goes, the start of a very public online diary of my happenings and musings. Also a social experiment of how much I can keep up.

One day Mirielle will read this and be very amazed that I am actually not boring. (Though I am named iamboring but it’s meant to be ironic people!!)