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I think the trend nowadays is Kufi Art, and I know why.

Kufi Art is modern and futuristic, and is planned, arranged and designed to conform into a specific shape or space.

And what you get will be something like this beauty.

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Or this one maybe.

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NICELY DONE, KUFINISTA

And if you are looking for something colorful for the kids’ room, then this might interest you.

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The Kufi Art frames you have seen so far are printed in canvas and serve as wall art deco.

THINK HARI RAYA. 

Want to know what’s the best thing?
You can choose to customize and personalize the colours/designs according to your preference(s) with no additional charges!

Sizes are available  are as follows : 

12 inch X 12 inch (30.48cm X 30.48cm) 

Price : SGD60 

24 inch X 24 inch ( 60.96cm X 60.96cm) 

Price : SGD150 

36 inch X 36 inch ( 91.44cm X 91.44cm) 

Price : SGD250 

36 inch X 24 inch ( 91.44cm X 60.96cm) – (Rectangular frame) 

Price : SGD170  

 

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Just a little reminder, though. If you would like to have your very own Kufi Art frame by Hari Raya, please ensure your order is made and paid for by 27th July the latest! But if there is no urgency, you can still place your orders after Eid.

Delivery will then be made 5th August onwards before Eid ! You can also choose to self collect in Woodlands! :)

Sounds like a perfect plan! 

Do LIKE Kufinista in FB HERE  

They have more designs in their FB so do visit them and get inspired to prettify your house!
Want to order? Or want to enquire more before deciding?

Email :   kufinista@gmail.com

Mobile : 8383 5442 

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Eat all you want.

Who doesn’t love a good buffet spread? After all, that is the only time when you can really be a glutton, eat all you want and what you want. Nobody can stop you, basically.

So when Charisma D’Venue invited me and my family for iftar the other day, I immediately accepted it and gave them a big fat “YES!”

No need to think twice. No think to even ask Tatek or anyone first.

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Hey, Buffet Spread + Charisma = The Perfect Combo!

If you didn’t already realize, this is the second time I am blogging about Charisma. Now, I would not blog about something repeatedly if it’s not that good, to begin with. So now you know.

Okay okay, time for some math. How many days are there in Ramadhan? 30 days right? Say, won’t you run out of places to go or food to eat sooner or later? Such a nuisance sometimes to think about what to have for break fast. It’s like, “WHAT TO EAT? WHY MUST THINK ONE?! WHY SO STRESSFUL?!”

So this is the part where I will tempt you, as always. No need to thank me, it’s my pleasure. :)

Ramadhan Buffet Special by Charisma D’Venue

 

 

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The buffet spread was sooooooooooooooo good! I ate so much, I tell you. I kept standing up to walk to the buffet section, to get more food.

You will always be in for a surprise when you break fast at Charisma D’Venue in the month of Ramadhan because their buffet spread changes every single day, except for their in-house special which is the Biryani.

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And their Beef Tikka is super duper gooooooooooooooooooood! Like really, really good. Trust me on this one. The super tender meat complements the gravy which is rich in flavour. Now, my meat needs to be tender, and Charisma D’Venue has never failed me in this aspect.

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If you have yet to taste the Biryani by Charisma D’Venue, where have you been? Where have you been eating? You have been missing out on a lot of things!
Besides the Biryani, I also enjoyed the rest of the buffet spread like…

Aglio Olio Seafood

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Crayfish in Creamy Herb

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Stuffed Chicken

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I was so tempted to like grab everything and put them all on my plate. But I strategized instead to avoid food wastage and to avoid looking like a glutton with so much food on my plate. Yup, you read that right.

I strategized.

Want to know how? LOL.

When you go up to get food, take only a teeny weeny portion of each choice. Taste everything you want – just not in huge portions. With buffets, the desire to taste everything combined with taking “regular-sized” portions is what will do you in.

Be choosy. Sample first. By sampling, you get to satisfy your curiosity without stuffing yourself. The moment you stuff yourself, you will not have any more space in the tummy for more food! But once you find that something which you really like, take more of it lor!

See my plate. I finished everything, you know? So it was not embarrassing at all for me when the waitress came to clear the table. I was in fact proud to hand her my plate.

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And oh, what’s a buffet spread without dessert? Let me show you the buffet section now which my Nadyas kept hanging out at. You should know why.

But really, they offer such a wide range of tasty desserts!

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I especially enjoyed their Bread pudding. I think I had about three helpings!

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They even have the ice-cream corner where kids can just DIY their ice-cream toppings!

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Mak too enjoyed her dinner, and even suggested for us to come again for iftar, but with the big family which includes Sofian, Nurul, Ili & Shafiq. I can’t wait for that! The atmosphere at Charisma D’Venue is actually perfect for a quiet family or couple time. It’s like there is no pressure at all for you to quickly eat and leave, because it is just so cozy and serene there.

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And this is exactly the reason why the Nadyas always love it when we mention to them that we are going to the white restaurant; Charisma D’Venue.

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But do not forget to make a phone booking in advance,  just to avoid disappointment. There’s nothing worse than to be disappointed, right? I mean, I do know of some people out there who really take their food seriously.  These are the same people who appreciate the myriad of food choices available for them.

So if you are a food lover like me, then you must give Charisma D’Venue Ramadan Buffet a try!

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For more details, find them in FB: Charisma D’Venue 

One more thing! If you happen to be at Geylang Bazaar, you must must MUST look for STREET FOOD by Charisma D’Venue stall!

 

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Yup, that’s right. Charisma D’Venue is at the bazaar too, selling the ever so hot favourites like Ayam Percik & their homemade Jumbo Burger! You got to try their signature items because they are really that good!

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Reviews and testimonials will never lie, so just look at the reviews given by their happy customers! I was told that there is always a long queue at their bazaar stall because customers keep coming back each year to find them! Actually, the picture above says it all. Good food, mah!!

 

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Where to find them at the bazaar?

Let me tell you.

Their stall is at Haig Road, which is opposite Blk 12 Holi 24 hours shop!

So celebrate Ramadhan this year with Charisma D’Venue!

Enjoy the buffet. But do near in mind your health too, okay? If you feel full then stop eating. Don’t stuff yourself like a turkey. Just because it’s a buffet doesn’t mean you have to gorge yourself silly. Always eat in moderation. Nothing matters more than your health at the end of the day.

After all, life is what we make of it.

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Yip Yip Hooray!

Do you love pastry ? Where do you usually buy your pastries from?

Okay no need to tell me, I know where.

Same ol’, same ol’, right?

So wouldn’t it be refreshing to try out something new once in a while? I mean, if it’s something that tastes just as good or even better, why not? I think i might have just found that one shop that sells soft, flaky, golden and super yummy pastries!

I AM NOT KIDDING.

Introducing…

YIP’S BY ANDIK NURDIANY!

 

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Yup yup. Just the other day, we were at Square 2, and we decided to have our afternoon tea break at Yip’s.

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We had to wait for quite a bit because….

THE QUEUE WAS LIKE EXCEPTIONALLY LONG ALL THE TIME, MAN!

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And we all know that when the queue is always long, that can only mean that they are queueing up for something worth the wait, and definitely worth their time.

Before I came, I did some research and managed to find quite a number of positive reviews online. So I came prepared and I knew I had to try their Curry Puff & Tom Yum Puff, which are just some of their many signature items.

The Tom Yum Puff is really a refreshing change from the usual puffs that we often taste. If you are a tom yum lover like me, then you will definitely love this!

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And yes, their Curry Puff sells out every single day without fail, I was told!

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It was not a surprise why. Just look at the fillings! So generous!

TATEK FINISHED TWO CURRY PUFFS ON HIS OWN WITHOUT EVEN SHARING WITH ME BY THE WAY!

I remember asking him, “B, have you tried the Curry Puff or not?”

His reply was, “OH, YA I ATE TWO. NO MORE ALREADY. YOU WANT AH?”

I WANT AH?!!!!!! MY GOD, TATEK. OF COURSE I WANT!!!! 

But worry not, they were baking more Curry Puffs, so I managed to eat the piping hot ones! Taste soooooooooooooo good, I tell you! The pastry is so airy and light yet crispy.

You know, the owner, Andik Nurdiany, will come to the shop every day without fail to prepare the ingredients. She told me that she prefers to prepare them with her own hands because baking is really something close to her heart. She loves the fact that her pastries, muffins, tarts, and basically everything at Yip’s are handmade with love every single day. Now this is one patient lady here, I can tell. Baking is not an easy feat, actually. I remember telling Andik that I am pretty hopeless when it comes to baking, mainly because I lack the patience. I remember baking M&M cookies and they ended up so huge. Like super duper huge, almost gigantic. Why, even giant cookies are smaller than my cookies!  -_-

Anyway.

MY ULTIMATE FAVOURITE HAS GOT TO BE THE CREAMY MUSHROOM PUFF. THIS ONE, YOU MUST MUST MUST MUST MUST MUST GIVE IT A TRY, I AM NOT KIDDING YOU.

When I tasted it, my eyes almost popped out not only because it was piping hot (fresh from the oven) when I ate it, but also because it is really that yummy. The oozing filling tastes exactly like thick and creamy mushroom chicken soup! I then told forced my girls to give it a bite. Initially, they did not want to because they thought it would be spicy and all. But at the same time, they know me too much. If I really insist, then it can only mean that it is really that good. As such, they trust me a lot when it comes to food.

So yes, the moment they took that first bite, they kept coming to me for more, like little kitties. In fact, they could not even wait for me to feed them, and pulled my hand closer to them so that they could feed themselves while I chitchatted with Andik and her good buddy, Nicholas.

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And because I ran out of Creamy Mushroom Puff to feed them, they went to their Daddy for more!

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Best eaten when it is piping hot!

Dang. As I am typing this out, I am actually already craving for Yip’s Creamy Mushroom Puff. Might just grab some for break fast today!

Mysha especially enjoyed the muffins! At Yip’s, they have an assortment of muffins. Again, they do not exactly sell the usual muffins that you can easily find elsewhere. How about Oreo, Pandan & Cheese, Orange Cranberry, Apply & Cinnamon, Cranberry & Cheese, and even Coffee muffins?

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Mysha’s favourite was the Oreo muffin!

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She was like, “Nobody can disturb my muffin ah!”

When Mysha is eating and enjoying her food, nobody should ever EVER disturb her. This girl of mine really knows how to appreciate food. She always takes her time to finish her food if she really likes it. And she can be sitting at one corner quietly, eating…and eating.

And when she is done and full, she is always one happy girl. <3

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Isn’t she as chubby and sweet as a muffin? <3

Besides pastries and muffins, there are cookies too at Yip’s! You might want to thrill your taste buds and your guests’ for the upcoming Hari Raya with some of Yip’s cookies!

Cereal Prawn Cookies!

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Now, how would you like to taste spicy cookies? Eating Yip’s Cereal Prawn cookies is like eating cereal prawns in cookie form! You have to got to try them yourselves to believe me. And it will be fun to see your guests popping these cookies into their mouth ever so confidently thinking that they are just like any other cookie. In fact, Tatek did just that. He popped one into his mouth and he went, “Eh b, why that cookie so spicy?” 

Oh if you love cheese, you must try their Cheddar Cheese cookies.

Pretty addictive, if I may add. They sort of melt in the mouth!

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In fact, I realized I was left with less than half a bottle when I wanted to do the photoshoot for this.

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CULPRIT? TATEK AGAIN!

OH MY GOD LOR, TATEK. YOU COOKIE MONSTER YOU.

You can visit their website HERE to view more of what they bake at Yip’s!

Can you see our tables full of pastries and goodies from Yip’s? We were like gluttons, really. I could not exactly be bothered to pose for the camera because I was enjoying my pastries.

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Where is Yip’s at, again?

NAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! 

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I was a very happy bunny because I managed to tapao their puffs! I was like, “Must grab them puffs before the other customers do. Or else must wait till they bake more.” Brought them home for my parents to taste. Daddy too thinks that the puffs are to die for. He even asked me where I bought them from.

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Where else but at Yip’s by Andik Nurdiany!

AND JUST FOR ETRANGLE READERS, I HAVE THREE $20 VOUCHERS FROM YIP’S BY ANDIK NURDIANY TO GIVE AWAY. 

All I need you to do is proceed to Yip’s FB Page & click LIKE! And then email me at asketrangle@gmail.com once you have done so! First three to do so will win! 

Yup it’s that easy!

With or without the $20 voucher, please do head down to Yip’s by Andik Nurdiany anyway, and bring home some of their signature items for breaking of fast with your family this Ramadhan.

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Twinnies sold separately.

OKAY LA KIDDING LA. MY DARLING DAUGHTERS ARE NOT FOR SALE LA. DO THEY LOOK LIKE CURRY PUFFS TO YOU, IN THE FIRST PLACE?!

(ACTUALLY THEY DO, SOMETIMES.)

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Mirror mirror, on the wall.

The trend nowadays is to DIY almost everything in the house, don’t you agree?

I mean, who wouldn’t want to transform or freshen up that space without having to spend over the budget?

So when I went to DECORETTE recently,  I was pleasantly surprised to see their latest addition!

THE MIRROR CLOCK DECALS & POPOUT BUTTERFLIES CAUGHT MY ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY.

I thought the mirror clock would be perfect for my dining room area. And $35 only for a something as unique looking as this?

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The best part of it all is, it is sooooooooo easy to use and fix! Instructions are clearly provided, as you can see. Simply stick onto the wall and you have your very own mirror clock. Yes my dear, we are talking about a real functional clock here.

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 So we got it fixed, and here is how it looks like! dec4

Can you see the mirror clock reflecting the light at my dining area and the sofa at my living room area?

COOL RIGHHHHHHHT?!!! I KNOW. 

And because it was so easy  and quick to fix, we even had time to pose and reflect, pun intended.

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There are other designs available too!

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You might also be interested in the mirror wall decals!

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And then rigggggght, there is also a new addition to the girls’ room!

3D POP OUT BUTTERFLIES!

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You simple need to bend the wings a bit and peel off the adhesive backing before pressing each butterfly firmly to your wall or glass surface to stick. Arrange however you like and you can even mix colours to add more life to the area!

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NADYAS ARE LOVING THE BUTTERFLIES! 

Teachers, the pop out butterflies will be great for the classroom, don’t you agree?

Oh and since they are waterproof, you can even use them in the bathroom! Really versatile butterflies.

More colours available HERE. 

So do visit DECORETTE if you are looking for DIY wall decor! They have a wide range of collection, trust me. And I love how affordable everything is. You will really, really, feel like adding everything to your cart. When that happens, just keep calm and click “CHECK OUT”. :D

Anyone loves discounts as much as I do?

Okay, let’s go!

ESPECIALLY FOR ETRANGLE READERS ONLY, ORDER FROM WWW.DECORETTESTORE.COM AND KEY IN THE DISCOUNT CODE “GSSETRANGLE” TO ENJOY 13% OFF TILL 17 JULY 2013! SO HURRY OKAY?

THANK YOU SO MUCH DECORETTE FOR THE LOVE & DISCOUNT! TANK YOU ALSO FOR THE PROMPT, EFFICIENT & FRIENDLY SERVICE. IT’S NICE TO KNOW HOW THE STAFF AT DECORETTE IS ALWAYS CHECKING WITH ME TO SEE HOW THEY CAN SERVE ME BETTER. I AM PROUD TO SAY THAT AFTER SALES SERVICE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AT DECORETTE. GREAT JOB, GUYS! <3

Therefore forever you will be, my number one choice for wall decals. 

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Sponsored Post: Monsters University

Just the other day, we were invited for the exclusive movie screening of Monsters University. MU-11 I admit, initially I was like not really looking forward to it. I thought it would be a pretty boring show. Tatek was expecting to fall asleep. Mysha was a bit scared to watch because she thought it was really going to be a scary movie about horrible monsters and all. She has this habit of covering both ears each time she watches something scary or loud.

BUT BOY WERE WE SO SO WRONG!

 

Monsters University kept all of us laughing out loud throughout! Our eyes did not even blink, I think.

Truth be told, I have never seen my girls laugh so much during a movie. Myreen would normally get fidgetive after a while, and tell me she wants to go home. But for Monsters University, she sat still with eyes glued to the screen. Myreen did not cover her ears that much. Sharleez’s mouth was wide open. They pretty much ignored me. In fact, I could see them giggling away every now and then. Sharleez kept whispering to me, “This is the funniest movie ever!” The silly sight gags in the show kept my girls entertained all the way.

In short, there was not even a single boring scene. Poor Tatek did not get to sleep as planned because he too was busy laughing.

After the show, the girls started bugging me with this.

“MUMMY, WHEN WILL THE VCD BE OUT? MUST GET OKAY?”

Looks like they are going to keep asking me the same question for the next one month or so. If I really cannot take it, I will just bring them to the movies to watch Monsters University once again! With the haze going on, the movies seem to be the perfect place to go with your family. It’s like you are paying $7.50 for entertainment and aircon. LOL.

Okay, let me introduce you first to the main stars of the show, which you will definitely fall in love with!

This is Mike Wazowski! Yes, he is a cute little monster trying his very best to be a Scarer.

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  This is James P. Sullivan, “Sulley”! He is supposedly very scary but is being scary alone enough to be a Scarer?

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Ever since Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) was a little monster, he has always dreamed of becoming a Scarer. What’s the point of being a monster if he cannot scare others? The best Scarers come from Monsters University (MU), so that’s where Mike signed up for the University’s elite Scare program. And that is also where Mike crosses paths with James P. Sullivan, “Sulley” (voice of John Goodman). Mike Wazowski and James P.Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that is not always the case from the start. Just like typical college rivals, they both underestimate each other’s qualities. Both are arrogant. Both are competitive. The pair’s out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University’s elite Scare Program.

And if that’s not enough, they realize they will have to work together, together with a group of misfit monsters, to prove their worth. In Monsters University, Mike and Sulley will overcome their differences and become the best of friends. In the process of becoming best friends, they will fight and argue a lot of course.

There are so many cute monsters you will fall in love with in Monsters University.

These group of misfit monsters are really adorable and funny too.

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And then, there is the Roar Omega Roar Fraternity. These monsters are supposedly the best of the best Scare majors. So yup, they will be rivals with Mike and Sulley! But their antics tickled us nevertheless.

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Okay time to have some fun, monsters!

LET’S TAKE THE MONSTERS APTITUDE TEST (M.A.T)  & FIND OUT WHETHER YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A MONSTER.

First, you got to click HERE

Secondly, watch the trailer of Monsters University.

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Next, answer 10 simple questions related to Monsters University.

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Lastly, here’s the best part, you can stand to win premiums like the following!

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Do not forget to LIKE the Official Disney Studios Singapore Facebook Page for latest movie updates!

Follow @disneystudiosSG in Twitter. 

Subscribe to Disney Studios Singapore Youtube Channel to view latest movie trailers! 

Lastly, let’s watch the trailer!

My favourite will be the snail! Actually, our favourite is the snail! We laughed so bad, and kept reenacting the snail scene at home! Watch right till the end and you will get what I mean. LOL.

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY IS IN THE CINEMAS 20 JUNE 2013 !

YES IT IS ALREADY SHOWING!!

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If you have kids, you must definitely bring them to watch this. If you don’t have kids, go see it anyway. Either way you will find some kind of appeal when watching Monsters University, I guarantee you.

AIYAH JUST TRUST ME, YOU WILL REALLY ENJOY THIS ONE.

 

(Forget the haze, put the mask aside, and watch movies.)

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