Bigo Futsal Tournament 2017

Last month on 22nd of October 2017, I got myself involved in a sporting event organized by one of my good Bigo brother Ryzo San. He organized a futsal tournament for Bigoers. The event took him 2 challenging months to plan and manage the event together with his committee members. Basically I was involved on video taking and editing. To be honest this is my first time to record a sporting event and gears I am using basically my Oppo smartphone, action camera and camcorder.

As this is my first time to shoot a video for a sporting event and I must admit it is very challenging. In fact to edit the video took me almost a month to complete. Now it is time for me to share my artwork which you can find it via YouTube. I have also embed the video via my blog.

After produce and edit this film, I feel certain satisfaction which indescribable. Now I am looking forward to produce and direct more film. Anyway I hope I could get some support from you guys by subscribing to my YouTube Channel so that I can share more of my artwork with you guys. Please do share my films and my channel to your family and friends. Appreciate a lot for your help to grow my channel.

Anyway on behalf my Bigo brother Ryzo San, I would like to express our gratitude to the following sponsors cause without them this Bigo Futsal Tournament 2017 won’t be a success.
Krazy Crazy Zumba Group
KCXOXO Events
Pintsch Bubenzer Singapore
Mr & Mrs Bunny
Malay Cafe

Dine at Paragon

Today is a wet and lazy Tuesday for me and therefore I didn’t do much sales for the day. Therefore I decided to stroll around Orchard Road. My usual routine I will always go to Starbucks for a cup of coffee and tidy up some of the websites and blogs I currently am managing it. While I am outside Paragon shopping mall, I decided to snap a photo or two and blog something about good place to dine in Paragon. I found 2 places for diners to dine in. Anyway I am not getting paid to do this.

In Paragon shopping mall you actually can find quite a number of food outlets and all these outlets mainly located at basement 1. You can find some cafe such as Starbucks. Some food outlets not dine in type but take away such as Krispy Kreme and Old Chang Kee.

Anyway i found something interesting on basement 1 of Paragon. I saw an Italian restaurant, Gastronomia Da Paolo. It offer western cuisine serving a tantalizing collection of dishes which suitable for family gathering, large group with colleagues and reunion with friends.

Anyway to all my Muslim fans and friends please do take note that Gastronomia don’t serve any halal dish and it serve Italian beer. I can only recommend to all my non-Muslim fans and friends to dine in this place. Apart from this restaurant, I came across another restaurant and this restaurant is halal certified therefore my Muslim fans and friends can dine it here.

So pho is a Vietnamese cafe and this cafe is located opposite Gastronomia restaurant. It serve authentic Vietnamese cuisine such as Summer Rolls with Prawns and Lemongrass Chicken, Vietnamese Fried Rice with Seafood and Pho Bo or also known as Sliced Beef Noodle.

For me personally I feel this is a must try to dine in Paragon. In fact this cafe has become one of my priority to try out their dish. From the name of the dish already make me crave for it.

Anyway they do have other outlets such as Tampines Mall, Parkway Parade, Jem, Clementi Mall, Nex, Waterway Point and many more. To know other locations of their outlets, you can visit their website for more information. Now I am looking forward to try out some of the dishes that serve by So Pho and I be doing food review on So Pho.

Halloween Night Walk Part 2

Finally manage to get the remaining pictures of Halloween Night Walk 2017 from my big brother Andy Montague. Here are the remaining pictures. To all Bigoers who had joined us on last 28th of October 2017, sorry for the delay of uploading remaining pictures. Anyway please do follow Bigo X Familia on social media.

Facebook: http://facebook.com/bxfofficial

Instagram: http://instagram.com/bigoxfamilia

Halloween Night Walk part 1

Last Saturday on 28th of October 2017, Bigo X Familia organized Halloween Night Walk. This event we open to all Bigoers to join us for a night walk from City Hall to Boat Quay. The walk was led by our mystery host. The turnout was 35 people in total including the kids.  Most of my familia members dress up on that day and we have other Bigoers who join us also dress up on that day. We took lots of photos on that day among us and also with members of public.

To all Bigoers who actually joined us last Saturday, here are some photos that are taken from my OPPO R11. There will be more photos be released out once our good brother Andy Montague has come back from his reservist as the remaining photos are found in his DSLR. Sorry to keep you guys waiting. I will keep you guys posted on the part 2 via this blog. Anyway do like our Bigo X Familia Fan Page too.

Trick or Treat trailer

Recently I just produced a trailer for my next upcoming film. My upcoming short film will be in conjunction with the Halloween Night Walk organized by Bigo X Familia on 28th of October 2017. We will be walking around the town with our Halloween costume. Apart from that we also will be doing some photo taking and video shooting and that is where I will be involve in making my next short film “Trick or Treat”. I am sorry as I cannot reveal the synopsis of my short film.

Halloween Night Walk with Bigo X Familia & mystery host.

Anyway my Bigo X Familia had a fan page via Facebook and also Instagram. Below are the links to follow them in social media and that also include my link to my channel.

Social Media:

Facebook Fan page: Bigo X Familia

Instagram: Bigo X Familia

YouTube: Sam Salleh’s Channel

Do watch my latest trailer and please help me to share this trailer to your family and friends. Do support local artist and local arts. Don’t forget to like and subscribe to my channel.

Finally Bigoing to…

I have been thinking of producing and directing a show and broadcast it via YouTube. Been thinking the type of show I wanted to do. After been exploring ideas for couple of months, finally an idea struck on me. Ladies and gentlemen let me present you “Bigoing to…” That is the name of the show which I am co producing and directing. I b hosting in this show as well.

“Bigoing to…” is a food hunting show that will be featuring places for good food and dessert that can be found in Singapore and also outside Singapore. This show has series of episode therefore I be featuring some guest in my food hunting show. Below I will list some links for you to follow. Do catch my first episode on Sam Salleh Channel via Youtube.

Social Media:
Facebook
Instagram
YouTube

Bigoing to Bazaar

On the 12th of July 2017, I just release another short film which I done with some of my friends whom I get to know from Bigo Live. We shoot this film during the fasting month and this film was shot at Bazaar around Geylang Serai. Every year the bazaar in Geylang Serai always have something new for us to see and one of those are foods. I love to eat and always looking for something new to try. Therefore I decided to do some food hunting at bazaar around Geylang Serai with some of my friends. Please like and comment on the video. Do subscribe to my channel as more short film will be coming up soon.

Korang Faham Eh

In the world of social media and internet, live features on social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and many others have caught user attention. I came across an app, Bigo Live that allow the user to live stream and chat. This app has been around for 1 year already. I have download this app few months after it was launch in App Store and Play Store but have not been using it. Late last year 2016 I started actively using Bigo.

It is not that difficult to use Bigo as it is pretty straight forward to navigate. However I am not blogging about how to use Bigo instead I am promoting on the short film I make with some of the Bigo community/user. I was inspired to make this film after I notice there a common lingo and terms being used or created by the Bigo community. Therefore I title this short film “Korang Faham Eh…” and it can be found on YouTube. Please like the video and subscribe to my channel.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my highest gratitude to all those who are involved in making this short film a success. Thank you to my main cast Farhan. Thank you to my supporting crews Aidil, Linda and TrishQ. Lastly thank you to my special guest appearance CallMeBoss. Looking forward to work with you guys again in my next short film and project.

Mandurah Tour

During my holiday in Perth, Western Australia I had a chance to tour around Mandurah. The tour is very special to me because I am touring around Mandurah via small boat. On top of that I had the opportunity to steer the boat for the first time. The place which I tour around on boat is a residential area. When I tour around the place reminds me of Sentosa Cove in Singapore. During my tour around Mandurah, I managed to took some pictures and videos. I have compile it into a music video alike. Here is the link to the video.

Asian Market Cafe Lunch Buffet

On Monday 27th of March 2017, my younger brother and I went to Asian Market Cafe for lunch buffet. We arrived 11:30 am however the door is closed cause the operating lunch hours are from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Anyway little information about this restaurant, it is located in Swissotel The Stamford and It is also Halal-certified restaurant. This restaurant featuring Singapore local favorites and contemporary regional delicacies. There is a dress code to it which is casual wear.

Before I continue, allow me to make a disclaimer. I was not being paid by Asian Market Cafe or any of their affiliate partners. My post is based on my personal opinion and judgement and in fact this post was posted randomly. Usually I post food review for the purpose of recommendation and critics only. So once again I am not being paid for posting this review. Anyway let’s get back to my post.

Assortment of Sushi and Salmon Sashimi to start off with.

When the restaurant door was open, we were being ushered by a friendly staff of Asian Market Cafe to the dining table. The restaurant is very clean and the interior layout was neat and spacious but a bit dull due to color contrast. Easy to move around with my wheelchair in the restaurant. We were disappointed with the table, as they said it was full house and we got the table that is facing the wall, infront of the clearing station. However, we saw a peaceful table right at the corner and request to change, but we can’t as it was “reserve” to other guest. After we have gotten our table, my brother start to hunt around for food to start with. Our plan basically to try as much dishes as possible. Here are the list of foods that we tried:-

Scallops, Mussels and Prawns.

  1. Assortment of Sushi and Salmon Sashimi
  2. Cooked Seafood (scallops, mussels and prawns)
  3. Variety of Salad (seafood salad and Indian salad)
  4. Laksa
  5. Chicken Rice and Tom Yam Fish
  6. Otah, Black Pepper Crab, Mee Goreng and Chinese Fried Rice
  7. Egg Drop soup
  8. Dessert

Seafood salad and Indian salad

For item number 1 and 2 we feel it is alright and satisfying because the ingredients being used such as the salmon can taste totally fresh, but only the seafood we could taste the smelly fridge. However for item number 3 onward, it was very disappointing for both of us. Seafood salad the taste is fine only need a little bit more seasoning,  but for the Indian salad it was tasteless and the chickpea did not boil well enough. Before we tried the Laksa, looking at it were already disappointing to us. The gravy was too watery and my instinct tells me that the amount of coconut milk being used are less. When we taste, it tells us more thing about this dish that it lacks of dried shrimp paste and the Laksa leaf.

The gravy of this Laksa suppose to be thick however it was prepared watery

Chicken Rice and Tom Yam Fish in 1 plate.

As for the Chicken Rice, the rice was cook perfectly as in Al-Dente texture, but the fragrance of the typical Singapore chicken rice is not there and the rice doesn’t really taste like a Chicken Rice to me, is totally lack of ginger and garlic flavor. My brother is a sucker for chicken rice, he knows that the rice wasn’t looks good and even myself couldn’t identified whats more is lacking. He said that the rice should have chicken fats, as it will give the rice a flavor, slightly fragrance and also shiny to it.  It taste more of like eating plain rice. We realize that the plate for the buffet was not clean and covered with little spots for most of the plates. There is black stain marks, chips on the plate rim and no side plate on the table for the dirty cutlery.

Varieties of deserts are being served. Try out almost all the desert.

My brother did pick 1 dish known as Tom Yam Fish but after we tasted it, we were wondering where is the taste of Tom Yam? and it taste like sambal fish, only more to mild side. As for the dessert some are alright but some of it was totally bad because it taste way too sweet and also too heavy for dessert. I was thinking if the chef could tweak some of the dessert a bit but still looking at the same concept as Baba Nyonya/Malay/Asian food. For example, instead of tauhwe, maybe could reconstruct to soya panna cotta with mint grassjel or maybe ice chendol could transform into cake or jelly base. lastly, the fruits, it was totally no taste, not sweet. it feels like that the fruit is not ripe enough. We only taste the fiber of the fruit instead.

Overall, as for big restaurant in Big 5 Star hotel, i would only give 1*/5* rating. Service staff are friendly, but only during entrance, i was expecting the manager or team leader or any staff to mingle around the guest, ask for feedback about the food, service and ambience of the restaurant. In the hotel industry, we should have people-oriented and not work oriented, have some passion in the job. i would give the service 3*/5* rating.