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Was The Walking Dead Season 6 cliffhanger justified?

*Rants and spoilers ahead. You’ve been warned*

Wanted to blog about this few weeks ago when I saw the spoiler on who will be killed in Season 7 premiere. But I decided to wait till I see the full episode before commenting. If you remember, I was really pissed after watching Season 6 finale.

And I wasn’t the only one. A lot of fans were angry with the cliffhanger and there was a massive backlash. But showrunner Scott Gimple asked the fans to give them the benefit of the doubt as it as all part of a plan. He said he hope people will see the Season 7 premiere and feel that it justifies the way they told the story.

But after watching Season 7 premiere, I still felt that the cliffhanger in Season 6 finale was unnecessary. It was just a lazy way of creating suspense so that the fans will look forward to the next season.

Personally, I think the story would have been better if they ended Season 6 with Abraham behind hit by lucille. This will give Negan’s introduction a huge impact and at the same time give fans the impression that the rest of the gang are safe from lucille. And they could deliver another shock during Season 7 premiere by killing Glenn.

Very disappointed with the cliffhanger in Season 6 finale. After watching Season 7 premiere, I still don’t think it justify the cliffhanger. They could have told a better story without that stupid cliffhanger.

IMDA censored the middle finger scene in Top Gun

Channel 5 was showing Top Gun yesterday evening. I seldom watch TV nowadays but I can’t give this 30 year old classic a miss.

But something seems different. They censored the iconic scene where Tom Cruise was flying inverted and “communicating” with the enemy plane. (AKA showing the middle finger)


Ok, I know the movie was showing at 7pm and there are kids watching. But censoring away a scene because it contains the middle finger seems a bit extreme. What is wrong with the censorship board? Are they telling us that the middle finger is not suitable for a movie rated PG?

So it is ok to show premarital sex, topless man in locker room and war scene where a couple of fighter jets get shot down. But it is not ok to show someone showing the middle finger? Seriously? No wonder people are watching less TV nowadays. Why bother watching a badly censored movie? Go get the DVD or stream on Netflix instead.

Well, thank you IMDA for ruining a classic movie like Top Gun. This image is for you.


PS: They censored this scene too.

Starbucks Singapore opens its 7th Reserve Store at Marina Bay Sands

Coffee lovers, there is a new Starbucks Reserve Store in town. Starbucks Singapore just opened its 7th Reserve Store at Marina Bay Sands.


The Starbucks Reserve Store at MBS is also the first in Singapore to offer the rich coffee experience of the Siphon Brewing method. Coffee lovers will also be able to explore and sample other brewing methods with Starbucks Reserve Coffee such as the Clover brewer, the Chemex coffeemaker, the traditional Coffee Press and Pour-over, in addition to the usual hand-crafted coffee and tea beverages.



Do check out the new Starbucks Reserve Store at MBS. I must say that its the most beautiful Starbucks store in Singapore.

PS: It’s right outside the ice skating rink.

Starbucks launches Cold Brew Coffee in Singapore

Good news to all coffee lovers. Starbucks is launching Cold Brew Coffee in Singapore.

Cold Brewing is another way to brew cold coffee. Cold Brew Blend coffee is freshly ground then combined with cold water and slowly steeped for more than 10 hours in a Toddy Brewer. Instead of using heat, Cold Brew Coffee uses time to extract the coffee. The resulting coffee is ultra-smooth and naturally sweet, perfect for those who like less acidity in their iced coffee.

PS: If you don’t like your coffee black, you can add milk to the Cold Brew Coffee like me.

The Starbucks Cold Brew retails from S$4.90 (tall-sized).

Grab a free GrabHitch today

If you are reading this on 22 July, you might have a chance to hitch a free ride today. Grab is offering GrabHitch passengers free ride island wide. Each passenger is entitled to two free rides.

Offered by regular drivers, GrabHitch is a social ride-sharing service aimed at making the everyday commute more enjoyable, convenient and affordable. GrabHitch fares are kept low as fares go toward covering the drivers’ costs and are not for profit.

To claim your free rides, simply open your Grab app and tap on GrabHitch. Enter the promo code “HitchFriday” to enjoy your free ride.

To make a GrabHitch ride a better experience, do let your GrabHitch driver know if you are bringing extra passenger, pets or luggage. Give the driver a heads up if you are late.

And do take the front seat. 40% of GrabHitch drivers surveyed would like their passengers to take the front seat as it is good for conversation and a more sociable experience. After all, one in three GrabHitch drivers drive because it offers them a chance to meet new people and to contribute to a car-lite society. Addiitonally, more than 40% said that they have grown their social or business network since driving with GrabHitch.

Happy GrabHitch-ing.