BoringGoWhere is a Singapore travel and food blog co-written by Ms.W, individual who bought her journey in finding solutions on where to go and what to do on boring weekends in Singapore as well as her trips to other countries.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Wonderful weekends

Weekends finally here!!

Meeting friends on Saturday noon for singing session and followed by dinner.

Acid-Bar at 9pm my usual hangout place with the gang, and had my Lime Margarita (Love the salt!!)

  • Nice dim place, suitable for gathering or drinking alone accompanied by acoustic band.

  • Peranakan Place, Somerset, Singapore

Opening Hours:
  • 5pm - 2am (Sun - Thurs)
  • 5pm - 3am (Fri, Sat, eve of Public Holidays)


Sunday Brunch at Streets Hong Kong Cafe @ Liang Court

  • Bright with a sence of Modern oriental. Good for casual gathering.
  • Streets Hong Kong Cafe.
          Liang Court
          #01-41/42 177 River Valley Road
          Singapore, 179030

Sunday Lunch at Bella Pizza @ Robertson Quay

Best place for Pizza Ever!!

  • 30 Robertson Quay
    Singapore 238251
    6734 0139

Opening Hours:
  • Tue-Sun 11:30am-2:30pm, 6pm-11pm



The King's Speech

Directed by: Tom Hooper

The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.

At first, The King’s Speech, directed by Tom Hooper, looks awfully familiar, a musty historical drama full of monarchs and period costumes and atmospheric fog. Peer a bit closer though, and it’s a thoroughly modern tale, the true-life story of a king’s efforts to overcome his stammer in order to face his public, constructed like a contemporary makeover narrative.

The chap in need of help is Albert, Duke of York (Colin Firth). For as long as anyone can remember he’s had difficulties enunciating. His father, King George V (Michael Gambon), is an emotional despot who mistakes chiding for medicine. Real doctors are of little help either: they stuff Albert’s mouth with marbles and tell him that smoking will relax his lungs.

Nothing seems to work. Albert struggles even to tell bedtime stories to his children. He mooches around as if he’s seen the future: it’s grey. The top hat he sports at social functions appears to droop like a wilted flower. He sinks to new sloughs of despond after he delivers a speech at the 1925 British Empire Exhibition; it’s so nervous and jolting it can’t help but, to our ears, prefigure the end of empire.

In desperation, Albert and his wife (Helena Bonham Carter) seek help from an unlikely source: an unsuccessful Australian actor named Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), who is working in London as a speech therapist. To say they don’t get on is an understatement. One is a commoner, the other a future monarch. One comes from Down Under, the other is accustomed to looking down at people as they bow before him.

By: Sukhdev Sandhu

Ms. W

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