Thursday, July 29, 2010

Long Weekend For Me

BRB! :)....

Mini holiday = Happy J.

Have been long overdue for a break, so I'll be heading down to Singapore (with Jo) from tomorrow till Sunday to visit my darling friends**.
(** Arlene, Kelvin, Danny, Fai & hopefully Austin too!: See you soon!)

Yeah, it's not a long break (only 3 days).... but it's better than nothing. :)
SINGAPORE! (Picture taken from StockXchange :)....


BTW:
If anyone in Singapore would like to buy me a drink/ meal/ take us around, please feel free to tweet me or (if you know my number) call me. Thank you in advance for helping me survive the bloody RM 2.5 to SGD 1 exchange rate. Sponsored shopping sprees are also (VERY) welcomed. :) :)


Holiday mood!,
J

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Oriental Cravings @ One Utama Shopping Center, PJ

Porky Malaysian Chinese favourites in One Utama Shopping Centre's new wing....

Whilst it's not in a very prominent location in the new wing of One Utama (ground floor, opposite Armani?), Oriental Cravings has been around for quite a few years and has earned a pretty firm following amongst those who live/ shop in this area:
Just outside Oriental Cravings...

I, for one reason or another, had never eaten there before... but made it a point to go there with my mum one weekend because I heard they serve a decent Rice Wine Chicken (which my mum likes).

The decor of the restaurant feels classy yet homey, with tables spaced out quite well so that you don't feel claustrophobic despite it being packed with people:
Packed on a Saturday morning...

I especially liked the small touches like the flowered tiles and nostlagic photos lined up on the walls - added a nice warm feel to the area:
Memories on the wall...

Ok. You remember that I said that the reason why I came to this restaurant is because my mum likes Rice Wine Chicken?

Well, she's not entirely used to shopping center pricing and balked at the price of the Rice Wine Chicken Mee Sua (RM 15.90+):
The bowl of mee sua...

So, in the end, I had to let her try it in a roundabout way - I ordered it for myself and insisted she try some.

Honestly, I don't really like this kind of thing (fairly strong/sharp aroma of the Chinese rice wine, with some sweetness from the chicken and fragrance of the ginger)... but my mum said it was nice so I guess that means that it's pretty good (for someone who does like this kind of thing).
(Personally, I struggled to finish it....)

I really liked the Chee Cheong Fun with Pork Curry (RM 5.90+) that the friendly "captain"/ senior waitress recommended to my mum though:
CCF...

Although the serving size was a bit small (I think I can finish 2 plates!), it did cost only about RM6 and the chee cheong fun was that nice combination of silky yet slightly chewy, swimming in a lovely, fragrant pork curry.

The Honey Sea Coconut With Longan (RM 4.50+) my mum ordered was not bad - refreshing, and with a fair amount of stuff in it:
Cooling dessert...

(It was nice that they could cater to her request of leeeeessssssssssss sweet please without making it yucky)

Also nice was the Iced Hainanese Tea (RM 5.50+):
Caffeine!...

A nice mix of coffee + tea + Milo, it was fragrant and smooth and (yay!) not too sweet.

Overall, I enjoyed the meal there. It's not exactly cheap, but I think it's ok for a yummy non-Halal meal in a shopping center (you are paying extra for the convenience lor)...
(Oh, btw: They also maintain a short but constantly changing list of daily specials, so that you will always have something new to try...)


So it's: Cosy, homey ambience, good range of simple yet delicious Non Halal Chinese food, reasonable prices for shopping center setting BUT nothing bad to way except it can be a bit packed during peak hours....

Restaurant Review
Summary Sheet:

Oriental Cravings @ One Utama Shopping Centre

Lot 359 (Rainforest, Ground Floor), 1 Utama Shopping Center, Bandar Utama, 47800 PJ

Taste: 7
Ambience : 7
Service : 7
Price** : RM 28/+ per person
Parking: Difficult on weekends

** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks
Telephone No.: 03-7727 2581
Opening Hours: 10am till late

NOT HALAL



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Monday, July 26, 2010

Inception

A dream within a dream - so deep!....

How ah? I like this movie but the concept is complex that it's REALLY hard to explain! Also, I don't want to give away any spoilers, since the movie is fairly new. :)

Anyway,.... first of all, this film by Christopher Nolan who is the dark mind behind the new Batman (Dark Knight) so similarly, this movie has a dark undertone to it.

- Cool movie poster:
Reality is subjective...

The concept is that in the world, there are some gifted individuals who are able to use a dream machine (which fits conveniently into a suitcase!) to access a person's dreams to steal information (Called: Extraction).

- Action from every angle:
You make my world spin round and round...

There is also another, much more difficult and almost impossible thing that they can do while in your dreams - plant an idea into your mind and make you think it is yours (Called: Inception).

- Conversation between Leonardo Dicaprio and Cillian Murphy:
"You look familiar. Haven't I seen you in Titanic?"...


Ok so far? :)

Well, throw in some interesting characters, good acting, multi-layered storylines, dazzling locations+CGI effects, love, hate, guns and high speed chases,... and what you get is a sci-fi action movie that is unique, exciting, thought provoking and visually awesome.

Of course there are some weaknesses:
- A lot of what happens is just TOO convenient.
(How can the timing be so perfect?? Erm... you'll understand after you see the movie),
- It is not a relaxing movie! You will have to think/ interpret/ ponder a lot as you watch.
(A friend walked out of the cinema and said "Aiyo. I was already so tired after work. Now I'm REALLY tired.... " *LOL*)
- Personally, I love but HATE the ending. :)
(FRUS!)


All in all, it's a movie not to be missed - You may not end up loving it, but at least you would have watched something completely different and special.
:)


Main characters:
- Leonardo DiCaprio as Cobb <--- Convincing as a conflicted but gifted criminal
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Arthur
- Ellen Page as Ariadne <--- From pregnant teen (Juno) to dream weaver!
- Tom Hardy as Eames
- Ken Watanabe as Saito <--- Hot for a 50 y.o. man.
- Dileep Rao as Yusuf
- Cillian Murphy as Robert Fischer, Jr.
- Tom Berenger as Browning
- Marion Cotillard as Mal
- Michael Caine as Miles
- Lukas Haas as Nash


Synopsis:
In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a single idea within one's mind can be the most dangerous weapon or the most valuable asset.

(Note: Synopsis adapted/borrowed from Rotten Tomatoes, which gave this movie a great rating of 84% fresh!)


Here's what some others thought of the movie:
- KY Speaks
- Random Musings from a Doctor's Chair
- Behind Corrective Lenses
- Dr Popcorn
- Rags 'n Ram


Random ramblings, inspired by the movie:
If you could control your dreams....
... would you ever want to wake up?

And when you do wake up....
... how will you know which is the dream, and which is reality?


Pondering,
J


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Friday, July 23, 2010

Push & Pull (The Countdown)

J puts on her emo poet wannabe hat again - Proceed with caution! 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1....

You run because you need to be free,
But say that you love only me.

You ask, gently, "Please dear, stay...",
And then, push me away.

I am torn apart,
O' fickle heart.

Stay or leave?
Decide.

Please.



How ah? Too emo? :P
J


PS/
(In case you were wondering) I am ok.... :)

Just wanted to commemorate some feelings into a (rather corny) poem, so that hopefully, I can look back at it and laugh when I get older....
(Also I find the whole poem writing process, strangely?, therapeutic....)

It's funny how sometimes you meet someone,... and you think you have something special, but in the end you cannot reconcile words with actions,.... and there seems to be a slight Jekyll/ Hyde syndrome because the person you see before you seems to turn into someone else when you are not together.

Ah well.

Another scar added but I will survive,
Just another chapter in this journey called life.


(TA DAH! Another corny rhyme - I'm on a roll! *lol*)


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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Spain 2008 (Part 2)

Desktop holiday for you... European Edition - Spain (Part 2)....

Another highlight of my visit to Spain was going to the famous La Sagrada Familia, also known as the Unfinished Cathedral:
La Sagrada Familia area signage ...

- From afar you can already tell that its very different from most churches/ cathedrals:
Gothic but also mixed with Art Nouveau ...

- A slightly closer look:
Still a lot of construction+cranes ...

Looking up at the front facade ...

- Very detailed, kinda busy, front facade:
Nativity scene ...

- Eccentric touches like fruity decorations*:
(*Why? The designer was very much inspired by nature, and incorporated a lot of it into his designs)
Can you see the fruits and vegetables?...

- The facade at the back of the cathedral is very different, angular and sharp:
The back of the cathedral ...

- There is even an interesting sudoku-like puzzle hidden amongst the scultures - whichever way you try on the puzzle, it will add up to 33:
(This is supposedly to symbolise the age that Jesus died - 33 years old)
33! Again and again ...

- Inside the cathedral, the pillars and ceiling look like trees/ forest canopy:
Like looking up to a forest canopy ...

- The windows are also very different:
Almost cave like...


So, why is it called the Unfinished Cathedral?

Well, this massive, privately-funded Roman Catholic church has been under construction in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain since 1882 and is not expected to be complete until at least 2026!
- Still a lot of construction going on:
Lots of scaffolding set up inside...

It is considered the master-work of renowned artist/architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926**), who was unfortunately run down by a tram as he was crossing the road... :(
(BOOOOO... EVIL TRAM!)
(** Not that it was likely that he would have been able to see the construction through till 2026 anyway... He would have to live till he was almost 180 years old!)

Hopefully, I'll be able to live to see the day this very unique cathedral is completed***. I would love to visit again to see how it looks then.... :)
(*** Assuming the world does not end in 2012!)


Hoping & praying,
J

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Nasi Padang @ Capital Cafe, Jalan TAR, KL

Old school, simple but yummy food in the Jalan T.A.R. area....

I ventured to the Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (aka. Jalan TAR) area for lunch with my colleagues one day...
(It's a bit out of our comfort zone but there were errands to be done, and the rest of us didn't mind tagging along for the very mini road trip)

They wanted to eat Nasi Padang at the Capital Cafe... and at first, I was kinda dreading the thought of eating such a heavy meal at some hot, stuffy, packed little restaurant but well, I wasn't driving that day so I really had no right to complain....
:)

First of all, let's get this out of the way:
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Mini language lesson (Malay/ Indonesian):
NASI PADANG

Minangkabau styled mixed rice, believed to have originated from the region of Padang, Indonesia.

(Source: Various, pieced together with the help of Google)
:)

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Ok.
So, Capital Cafe is located roughly opposite (on the other side of the road) of the Secret Recipe at the base of Sogo Shopping Center KL.... Looking at the facade of the restaurant, I found it really nostalgic and charming:
Old but beautiful...

The crowd puller is the little Nasi Padang stall inside, which is quite famous amongst KL-ites. Apparently, they have been opened since 1956!
(WOAH)
(That's more than 50 years in business! O_O....)

As you can see, it's PACKED inside during a weekday lunch hour so it was a bit difficult finding a table. Otherwise, the restaurant was surprisingly comfortable - fairly clean and was airy (from its high ceiling?):
Lunch time horde...

There were almost too many choices at the stall - ranging from curries (chicken/mutton/fish/etc) to rendang to fried chicken/fish to various vegetables and tempeh/ tofu:
Point at what you want...

Basically this is how it works:
- You just line up at the stall.
- When it's your turn, the friendly serving girl will ask you what you want.
- She will heap everything you choose onto some rice and pass it to you.
- About one step away, there will be a guy who assess how much your meal costs and you pay him.
- Grab a fork and spoon, sit down and eat! (Hopefully you came with friends and they managed to "book" a table while you get the food)

After much deliberation (and too little self control) I ended up with a big plate of rice with beef rendang, fried four angle beans and some fried tempeh:
Heaped up...

And guess what? All this only cost me a very reasonable RM 6.50!:
Mmmmmmm ...

Tastewise: Everything was good....
- The beef rendang was tender and tasty (not super tender but definitely tender enough!),
- The fried four angle beans were fragrant, fresh and crunchy, and
- The tempeh was ok.

Overall, I really enjoyed my meal there. :)
(I just wish it were a little closer to my office so that I could try it out more often - I was told that the fried chicken there is really nice)

If Nasi Padang is not really your thing, there are other stalls there serving fried kuey teow, rojak, mee hailam and kaya toast...
(I think they also have satay later at night? Well, so I hear...)


So, it's: Really good value for money, yummy Nasi Padang with lots of variety, wonderfully rustic yet comfortable old shop BUT can be very packed and hard to find a table (during peak hours) and surrounding area can be quite jammed.....

(PS/ Sorry the photos are kinda blur. I used my camera phone and it was quite dim inside the restaurant)



Summary Information:
Nasi Padang @ Capital Cafe, Jalan TAR, KL

Opening Hours: 10am to 8pm (closed on Sundays and some public holidays)
Phone: 012-358 5736
Address: 213, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, 50100 Kuala Lumpur (Approx. Opposite Sogo)

HALAL


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Monday, July 19, 2010

Eclipse

I promise I will try my best not to rave about Taylor Lautner's abs....

Last Wednesday, I went with some friends to watch the Twilight Saga Part 3: Eclipse.
:)

If you are a Twilight fangirl/ fanboy:
Of course you'll love the movie. Like, what's not to love? It's like, so intense and romantic and Edward Cullen/ Jacob Black* are like, SO hawt.
(* Depending on whether you are on Team Edward or Team Jacob)

If you are a fairly jaded girl (eg. like me):
You will have the best laugh of your life, while still having lots of eye candy.
(I know he's young, but wah, Taylor Lautner is hot!)

If you are Soo Jin aka. Mr Misled To Watch a Twilight Movie By Your Dear Friends:
You will have had to use a remarkable amount of self control not to strangle your dear friends to death when they finally tell you that the movie is not Predator but is Eclipse, as you sit down in the cinema.
(LOL)

- One of the Official movie posters:
Love triangle...


Hahahaha... :) Anyway, what can I say about the movie?
First, is that I survived it and managed to walk out with a smile on my face.

Second, is that there is way too much kissing and sighing in the movie.

- Kissy kissy kissy. So much kissy in this movie:
Addicted to lip balm and amilase?...

Third, is (as SooJ put it) that Bella is such a PLAYER.
(LOL)

- Choices, choices. Bella can't decide whether she prefers Fur (left) or Fangs (right):
Bicker bicker...

And lastly, Taylor Lautner, with or without his shirt (more without, though) is all kinds of HOT.

- Wah. :)
Why, hello there Mr Lautner...

So?: Unless you are a Twilight fan, consider avoiding the movie... or just don't take it too seriously (at all) and you may enjoy it.... despite the rather painful acting, face palm inspiring storyline and sometimes, nausea inducing dialogue.

To be completely fair, there were some genuine laugh out loud, funny lines/ moments... but they were quite few and far between.


Main characters:
- Kristen Stewart as Isabella Marie "Bella" Swan <--- No comment!
- Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen <--- Sparkly. =_='
- Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black <--- Rowr. Hello, Mr Rock Hard Abs.
- Bryce Dallas Howard as Victoria
- Jackson Rathbone as Jasper Whitlock
- Ashley Greene as Alice Cullen
- Dakota Fanning as Jane

Synopsis:
As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob - knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?

(Note: Synopsis adapted/borrowed from Rotten Tomatoes, which gave this movie a borderline rating of 54% fresh!)


Here's what some others thought of the movie:
- Coffee, Tea Or Me?


Ok. So these are my views, forever captured on the world wide web. :)
And one more thing: VAMPIRES ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO SPARKLE, DAMMIT.


Still treasures the charm & dignity of the Anne Rice (type of) vampire,
J

PS/ Hmmmm. I seem to be watching a lot of movies recently!

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Update! Restoran Siew Yok! @ SS23, PJ

MAJOR TYPO!....

I just had to put a quick post up to correct a major typo from my review on Restoran Siew Yoke last month, because I feel awful!

- Loh Chee Yok (RM 27 13.50)
(Sorry. What a terrible typo. But in my defense, the hand written receipt they gave us was confusing - They lumped several items together):

Hearty soupy pork ...

So sorry everyone!
:(

Well, anyway, that's sorted. *phew*
To read my original review please click here.

And if anyone spots any more stupid mistakes like this, or major changes since the time I visited any particular eatery, please tell me, ok? - really appreciate it.
(BTW: Thank you to Mr/ Mrs/ Miss Anonymous who helped point this out)
:)


Hugs,
J



Summary Information:
Siew Yoke @ Restoran Siew Yok!, SS23, PJ

Opening Hours: 11am till 3pm
Phone: 019-2125 866
Address: 25, Jalan SS23/15, Taman SEA, 47400 Petaling Jaya (Just off LDP, after Tmn Megah)

COMPLETELY NOT HALAL



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Thursday, July 15, 2010

IR 1968 @ Lorong Nibong, KL

THE new place in town for upmarket Indonesian food......

This is another invited food review... so, you have been warned. As usual, here are my disclaimers:
1) I have not been paid to write this, but neither have I paid a cent for my meal,
2) I will still be as objective as possible re. the food/ restaurant, and
3) If I go back to the restaurant incognito and find that the food/service is horribly different from this experience, I will amend my ratings here...

Okie? :)

Anyway, this time, a bunch of us food bloggers were kindly welcomed by Miss Poesy Liang to the new 4 in 1** food "terrace" is located in a (renovated) old bungalow, just behind the famed Hock Choon supermarket, off Jalan Ampang:
(** 3 restaurants: Japanese - Fukuhara, Italian - Il Divo, Indochine - IR1968, and 1 cafe/poolside bar - Illy)
Just outside the Terrace at Hock Choon.....

That day, we were going to try out the Indonesian restaurant there, IR1968, located in the upper right corner of the building:
Up to IR1968.....

I really liked the decor of the restaurant - classy yet unpretentious with stark concrete floors and simple white walls contrasted against the striking Asian fixtures and wooden furnishings:
The interior.....

They also had a more casual balcony area outside - looks like a good place for drinks on a cool night after work:
Al fresco area.....

The handsome and multi-talented part owner/ chef/ waiter!*lol* of IR1968, Hudson Chang and his Malaysian (business) partner Debbie Goh explained that "IR" simply stands for Indonesian Restaurant and 1968 was the year when the original restaurant was first opened in Hong Kong:
Beautiful plates.....

(Apparently the Hong Kong branches is very famous amongst HK residents and serves gloriously delicious pork satays, which they don't have in KL because they decided to go Halal... *wail*)

They served us a quite a wide variety of their fusion Indonesian-Chinese*** specialties:
(*** Hudson says that the recipes are essentially Indonesian but because he/his family are Chinese and have lived in HK for so long, there have been some influences)

- Tahu Goreng Telur (RM 18++)
Healthy tofu.....

Simple preparation and tasted pretty good - cubes of tofu topped with fragrant fried egg and julienned vegatables mixed with a chunky peanut sauce.

- Semur Lidah (RM 32++)
The tongue.....

This was the highlight of the meal, for me (and almost everyone else, I think!).

Here's a closer look:
Glorious tongue.....

Although I am usually a bit squeamish about eating tongue, OMG - it was glorious! Melt in mouth tender and so tasty - a succulent product of being lovingly stewed for 8+ hours....
(Warning: The serving is not very big for the price loh.... *pout*)

Cod with Spicy Sauce (RM ? - new! not on the menu yet):
Cod.....

Nice but again, the serving is kinda small - a delicate cod, tender inside, crispy outside on top of a slightly thick sauce which tastes like a mild version of chili crab sauce.

Ayam Asam Kacang (RM 22++)
Crispy chicken.....

Another highlight of the meal - sounds so normal but the combination of crispy chicken+plum sauce+chunky ground peanuts tasted great.

Ikan Asam (RM 38++)
Big bowl of assam fish.....

Not bad - deep fried fish fillets in a fairly thick, spicy and sour sauce, a bit salty on its own but great with rice.
(Evil!)

Fried Kailan - 2 ways (RM ? - new! not on the menu yet)
Chinese style veg.....

Here the aforementioned Chinese influence is evident. While the preparation of the kai lan is fairly normal, it tasted quite nice - fresh, and not too oily.

Coconut Prawns (RM ? - new! not on the menu yet)
Prawns peeking out of the coconut, "Hello!".....

Nice - the prawns were big & fresh and the slightly creamy curry sauce was fragrant without being too spicy.
(I am afraid to guess how much it would cost though, when they do decide to add it to the menu)

Nasi Santan (RM 5++)
Sinful rice.....

A yummy complement to the meal (especially the curries) but WAH, it's so expensive!
(Interesting presentation though!)

Es Cendol (RM 12++)
Cendol.....


Pisang Goreng and Nenas Goreng with Es Krim (RM 12++ each)
Banana and Pineapple fritters.....

All the desserts were only OK....
(Not that they were bad, just ordinary, and kinda overpriced)

Ok. So the food is kinda expensive.
Still, I guess it's a good place to impress a date or to entertain business associates. Or if (roughly) 90 bucks a person for a meal is spare change to you, then you can just eat here every day. :)

Thanks for extending the invite, FBB! *waves*

So it's: Yummy Indonesian food (glorious tongue!), beautiful ambience BUT it's kinda expensive and the surrounding area (Jalan Ampang specifically) can be pretty jammed during peak hours....


Restaurant Review
Summary Sheet:

IR 1968 @ Lorong Nibong, KL
Terrace at Hock Choon
1st Floor, 241-B, Lorong Nibong
Off Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur


Taste: 7
Ambience : 7
Service : 7
Price** : RM 75/++ per person
Parking: OK

Website: Click here

** Approximation - Per person, 3 course meal without drinks

Telephone No.: 017-883 2160 or 03-2141 3550
Opening Hours: 11am to late

NO PORK SERVED




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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Despicable Me

It's so cute I could die :)....

Halfway through dinner last Friday, SooJ, Jo and I suddenly decided to go for a movie.

Of course it was quite last minute, but through the magic of the internet and a helpful friend who happened to be at home (Thanks Sook Yee!) we managed to buy some tickets for Despicable Me (3D) online and quickly zipped over to Midvalley:
One of the official movie posters...

We had looking out for this movie since spotting the trailer some time back, and yay! - It turned out to be a really fun watch.

I don't want to give away too much since the movie just started running in the cinemas, but generally the story revolves around Gru (a supervillian trying to steal the moon), Vector (another supervillian), 3 orphan girls and a really adorable horde of yellow bean shaped minions:
Horde of minions...

Ok, just to manage your expectations, let me caution you:
Please don't expect it to be groundbreakingly different - while it is an amusing watch, it is nowhere close to being as great as The Incredibles.

In fact, the storyline is quite simple, relying a lot on the "cute" factor and a few sly jokes**.
(** Look out for what the Bank of Evil was previously known as! *lol*)

Still, one thing's for sure: It's definitely worth a watch. :)
The 3 orphans...

They have a really cool Official Website where you can make your own minion. :)

Main characters:
- Steve Carell as Gru, the world's #2 supervillain.
- Jason Segel as Vector, the world's #1 supervillain. <--- Annoying! But I guess that's how he's supposed to be.
- Russell Brand as Dr. Nefario, Gru's hearing impaired scientist assistant.
- Julie Andrews as Gru's mother. <--- Haiyo. Such wasted talent - She hardly said anything in this movie!
- Miranda Cosgrove as Margo, the oldest girl of the group of orphans.
- Dana Gaier as Edith, the middle girl.
- Elsie Fisher as Agnes, the youngest girl.
- Pierre Coffin as Tim/ Bob/ Mark/ Phil/ Stuart, five of Gru's minions.
- Chris Renaud as Dave, one of Gru's minions.
- Jemaine Clement as Jerry, one of Gru's minions.

Synopsis:
In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru, planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes, the moon!).... Gru delights in all things wicked... but he has just met his greatest challenge: 3 little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes who want him to be their dad.

(Note: Synopsis adapted/borrowed from Rotten Tomatoes, which gave this movie a good rating of 80% fresh!)


Here's what some others thought of the movie:
- Film School Rejects
- joshuaongys.com
- k0k bL0k

Well, that sums up my 2 cents on the movie, for your consideration. :)


Hugs,
J


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