Child's Play [Movie Review]

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I remembered watching Child's Play in the late 80's with my uncle (on VHR and without my mum's knowing) and hated seeing life-sized dolls ever since - traumatised by the movie hahaha.
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I watched almost all Chucky movies afterwards, even when it became more ridiculous and tacky - but I still feel scared of the doll despite being a grown up now. So, when I heard that the remake is coming up, I am intrigued to see the latest reboot of the horror monstrous doll.

SYNOPSIS
Child's Play Trivia
  • Directed by: Lars Klevberg
  • Produced by: David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Production companies: Orion Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, KatzSmith Productions
  • Distributed by: United Artists Releasing
  • Running time: 90 minutes
  • Rating: R (bloody horror violence, and language throughout)
  • No original cast or production members are working on the film
  • Budget: $10 million
  • Box Office: $14.1 million
  • Metascore:47
  • IMDb: 6.5/ 10
  • Tomatometer: 60%
An employee of 'Buddi' assembly factory in Vietnam killed himself after tampering with the safety features of the doll, in retaliation of a rude supervisor. 

In Chicago, Karen and her hearing-impaired son, Andy are just settling into their new department. Seeing that her son is not fitting well with the surroundings, Karen blackmails one of her colleagues to procure a defective Buddi doll and gives Andy the doll as an early birthday gift.
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Andy tries to name the doll but the doll just calls himself as Chucky. Despite it being defective, Buddi helps Andy befriend Falyn and Pugg. The kids love Buddi for its ability to curse whereas the other Buddi dolls are not. The trio loves Buddi's company and keeps him with them all the time - playing time, watching horror movies together and playing pranks too. Chucky computes that the kids love the thriller movie so he tries to emulate the act of killing to please the kids. When Andy becomes mad at him when Chucky tries to stab Pugg, it confuses him.

Over time, Chucky becomes very protective of Andy. Chucky tries to kill the cat when the cat scratches Andy. One day, Andy finds the cat dead on the kitchen floor and Chucky admits to killing the cat, so it will never hurt Andy anymore. Shane, Karen's boyfriend don't like Andy and when he gets spooked by Chucky, Shane confronts Andy that leaves Andy in tears. Andy wishes for Shane to disappear from their lives and Chucky hears this. 
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Chucky follows Shane home only to find that Shane is actually married and has a family. When Shane was outside taking down the Christmas lights, Chucky terrorizes Shane and ends up killing Shane. Chucky brings home a 'souvenir' for Andy.

This is where the terror begins for Andy, his mom and his friends. 

Will Andy be able to keep his 'best friend' away from him?
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MY REVIEW
Plot: 2.0/ 5.0 Where should I start? I just don't like this remake/ reboot. Why should you remake an already good movie and then make it worse? The plot is predictable like any other horror movie. Only this one is not a horror movie, it is a thriller. No ghost whatsoever, Chucky is just a malfunctioned AI. It could have been better, much better with a better script and refined plot.

Cast: 3.0/ 5.0 The actors were ok. Not great. And somehow I think it was on the brink of being a parody to the original Child's Play. 

Will I watch it again: No. I will watch the original ones, but not this one. Ever. Again.
The pictures are taken from IMDb and other sources on the Internet. Thank you.

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Butterfly Project 6th Birthday Party Brings Out The Best, and here's why

7:30 AM 17 Comments A+ a-

I know that pulling off any event and make it successful could be a stressful chore. And to have to be able to pull it off every single year is a multitude of greatness too.

As the Mamasan of all magical beings has said 'it takes a village' to have been to pull it off every single time, Ms Tammy Lim and her team managed to bring crΓ¨me de la crΓ¨me to the party. I know for a fact that I would have had so many stress ulcers in my mouth if I were in Tammy's place - to plan the party, to get sponsors to partake, to get participation and many more aspects to think of to hold such a huge event. 

Salute to Mamasan Tammy Lim and her team!

After having had the privilege to attend a few events held by Ms Tammy Lim, I could conclude that these are the recipes that Mamasan has been using to ensure that all her events a huge success, especially the current 6th Birthday Celebration for the Butterfly Project.

1) Have a grandeur theme 

Attending a themed party is always an excuse for me to make up and dress up. Heck! I just try to find any excuse to dress up and makeup hahaha. This year's theme is Floral Garden so I chose to attend the event as the Royal Peacock God (I just made that up hahaha). Thanks to my friends who gave me the idea and dressed me up. I also have to thank my entourage (Jae, Anggerek and Faisal) for assisting me in dressing up, driving me to the party venue and picking me up again once the event ended.
As usual, the Butterflies are such sporting crowd as every single magical being turned up as beautiful as a blooming flower in a vast carefully tended garden. Imagine every single soul of 100 butterflies arriving in their most glorified Floral theme outfit. 

2) Lavish decoration everywhere

First, I have to applaud the team for the choice of the venue. Vilej Damansara is the best party hall to hold an event - with such vast space and high ceiling, one could literally put up any decoration, no matter how tall and huge it would be. 
Kudos to the decoration team and sponsors (The Blossom Balloons for the beautiful balloons and Avant Garde Blooms for the amazing flower arrangements on the table) for bringing in the garden into the hall and making it magical and very insta-worthy! We as the magical beings of the Butterfly Project certainly felt at home with all these decorations.

3) Prepare a feast for magical beings

It is always a question that most people a hesitant to answer 'where or what to eat' right? 

And when it involves magical creatures descending from wherever they are to Earth to attend the 6th Butterfly Project Birthday party, JomParty had it right!
Look at all the spread of the grand feast that JomParty had prepared. It was a mix of fine dining and comfort food at its best and nobody was complaining. The feast was abundance and I like the fact that Lydia (owner of JomParty) and her staff were so fast in replenishing the food (we magical creatures eat a lot and fast).

4) Roll out engaging activities

Have you ever attended an event where the activities were near non-existent or almost put everyone to sleep?

That is one thing that will not be happening during an event with the Butterfly Project. The members were chatty much that at some points, the amazing and beloved all-time emcee, Leonard Dee have to force everyone to settle down and divert their attention to his announcements. 
The crowd were pleasantly engaged during the party when the Comedy Queen of Malaysia, Ms Joanne Kam shared her anecdotes about Malaysians and their antics. Everybody was laughing like nobody business at her jokes - she certainly carries her title well.
Befitting the theme of Floral Garden, Avant Garde Blooms transformed the hall into a magical garden. And then we were given the freedom to pick the blooms of our choice and craft it into our floral crown. With some guidance from Avant Garde Blooms staff, everybody was royalty with their own crown.

5) Bearing gifts

No one ever leaves empty-handed from the Butterfly Project's events. EVER.
This time around, everyone was showered with gifts - luxurious ones too. Be it on the chair or the table - the gifts are everywhere. Thanks to the amazing gift bearers [Yves Rocher, Macarons by MadeleineJomPartyAvant Garde BloomsThe Blossom BalloonsT-Sticks Malaysia & Butterfly Project].

The magical beings were pleased with the offerings. Haha.
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And such were the recipes for the success of event management carried out by Mamasan Tammy Lim and her entourage of hardworking assistants as per concluded by my power of deduction. 
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Happy 6th Birthday to the most magical, adventurous and beautiful mythical and mystical beings of the Butterfly Project.

For many more years to come. 

Rawlins GLAM 
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GLAM Staycation @ Sunway Velocity Hotel

7:30 AM 13 Comments A+ a-

It has been quite some time since I took a vacation. But the thing is, with my current job, I can't afford to take the time off from the office.

So, what do we do? STAYCATION ie staying in town for a vacation. 
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Me being me, I chose to stay in the city area but the traffic has to be tolerable and every single favourite place is nearby.

So, I chose to stay at SUNWAY VELOCITY HOTEL where it is just an 11-minute walk from a subway station, 4 km from landmark Merdeka Square, 5 km from the 88-storey Petronas Towers and it is connected to the Sunway Velocity Mall. I would say a prime location to explore KL!
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With all these amazing places within reach, you would say that I will be running around town exploring them. But NO. It was a staycation, so I will be staying in the hotel, enjoying all the facilities and eat all I can!

A vast lobby greeted me with fresh scented air and the happy smiling faces of the staff upon my arrival. The check-in was smooth and the staff even told me to try their latest tea-time specials available at Kaffeinate cafe at level 5. 
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GLAM Staycation, Sunway Velocity Hotel, Kaffeinate, good food, good hotel, infinity pool, Rawlins GLAM
The room was spacious. One of my friends forgotten to bring his toothbrush and he was so thankful that Sunway Velocity Hotel has the set in the bathroom.

Once I have done hanging my clothes in the room, I went down to Kaffeinate to try their tea-time specials. And from the pictures below, I know you can tell that I was a happy customer too. For the tea-time menu, they have a choice of juice and hot drinks, that comes with a croissant or its choice of a slice of the best cake available. As you can see, I chose to have the latte with a croissant and my friend chose to have the juice with the delicious and fluffy New York Cheese Cake. 
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Me being an avid movie-goer managed to force my friends to catch a movie at the theatre at Sunway Velocity Mall. We booked tickets for a 10 pm show.

In the meantime, as we have had very filling tea-time snacks, we decided to visit the fitness center and the pool on Level 16. My friend, who is a workout freak, in return, forced me to run a good 30 minutes on the treadmill while he was doing body toning and some weight lifting. "That's for the latte that you have just had," he said to me.

After the running session, I just couldn't stop myself from dipping into the swimming pool. It has that infinity pool feel. So, I decided to take a few videos and pictures here too.
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GLAM Staycation, Sunway Velocity Hotel, Kaffeinate, good food, good hotel, infinity pool, Rawlins GLAM
GLAM Staycation, Sunway Velocity Hotel, Kaffeinate, good food, good hotel, infinity pool, Rawlins GLAM
After the movie, my friends and I decided to play rounds of Uno Attack before hitting the hay.

I almost missed Fajr prayer as the bed was so comfortable and the room was so silent that made me wanted to stay in bed longer. But when my tummy started growling, I know it was time to raid the breakfast at Kaffeinate on Level 5.
It was a full house when I arrived. I scouted the floor to find what I wanted and of course, I settled for nasi lemak, first! And there were more helpings after that - dim sums, noodles, fruits and coffees. I was there until I can't stuff any more food.
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GLAM Staycation, Sunway Velocity Hotel, Kaffeinate, good food, good hotel, infinity pool, Rawlins GLAM
GLAM Staycation, Sunway Velocity Hotel, Kaffeinate, good food, good hotel, infinity pool, Rawlins GLAM
GLAM Staycation, Sunway Velocity Hotel, Kaffeinate, good food, good hotel, infinity pool, Rawlins GLAM
After another swim in the beautiful pool, sadly it was time for me to check out from the amazing Sunway Velocity Hotel and return to my old crib.

I need more staycation, just like this one, and soon. Owh. Here is the video of stayycation for your eyes only.
Rawlins GLAM
012.280.1977

Get More, Pay Less during Shopee Men's Sale

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We have just celebrated Hari Raya and I know a few of my friends are already looking forward to the next payday because we all cannot help it when the malls were having sales events at malls to welcoming Raya and we were 'forced' to partake in the sales too. Hahaha.

Fret not guys as now you can still shop at the best value for your cash. Get ready and do not lose out on exciting deals at Shopee Men’s Sale from 13 June to 23 June 2019.  Shopee Men’s Sale peaks at 20 June and Shopee have so many amazing offers you to get more but pay less.
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RM1 Deals That You Would Not Believe
Yes, high value items like Samsung Galaxy A70, Nescafe coffee machine, HP laptop, Sharp Smart UHT TV 45” and Fossil watch can be yours for RM1. All you need to do is keep checking the daily calendar of RM1 deals on Shopee.

Shopee’s Pasti Menang: One or Not, or Your Money Back guarantees your RM1 will be refunded into your credit card or Shopee wallet if you are not the selected buyer. So, basically, no one loses here!

Lowest Price Guaranteed For You Guys
Shopee’s Lowest Price Guaranteed electronics collection page features gadgets, sports equipment, home appliances and more with the lowest price in the market. If you find similar items that are cheaper outside of Shopee, Shopee’s Pasti Murah: Electronics, Lowest Price Guaranteed feature ensures that you will be rewarded with 120% of the price difference. With this feature, you do not need to worry that you are not getting the best deal, because you are.

Shopee Gets What You Want
Shopee has a diverse collection of electronics for men. You can be sure to find what you want because Shopee’s Pasti Ada: Electronics, Find & Be Rewarded will find it for you. All you need to do is submit your Pasti Ada claims for items not listed on Shopee. 

If Shopee is unable to find your item, you will be compensated up to 10,000 Shopee Coins, subject to terms and conditions. Now, I think I will let my brother know about this challenge and we could split the coins later. 
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Get More Than Discounts
You get more from your money when you use Shopee Coins, discount vouchers and free shipping voucher when you spend RM40 and above. 

Shopee makes sure you do not run out of Shopee Coins with Shopee Quiz. At 12.00 pm each weekday, you can play Shopee Quiz by answering eight questions on general knowledge. You stand a chance to win from the pool prize of up to two million Shopee coins when you answer all correctly. You will get an extra life when you refer a friend to join
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To get in on Shopee Men’s Sale’s crazy deals, visit https://shopee.com.my/m/mens-sale

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