Every week, I come to Zouk for my spin classes with Absolute Cycle and even made the trip down for the pop-up cinema experience . But today’s the first time I’m here for an omakase experience, let alone one by Chef Ryoichi Nakatani , who’s also the head chef of Sushi Ayumu. I can practically smell the dismissal […] The post Vibe while you dine at Zouk ’s pop-up omakase by Chef Ryoichi Nakatani appeared first on SETHLUI.com.
AdHandy auf Vertrag bestellenThe WrapGeorge Floyd’s Brother Gives Tearful Testimony: ‘He Just Knew How to Make People Feel Better’ (Video)Philonise Floyd, younger brother of George Floyd, remembered his late brother as a “leader of the household” and a “momma’s boy” who “just knew how to make people feel better” during his testimony on Day 11 of the Derek Chauvin trial. Tearing up at times as he reminisced about growing up with George, Philonise Floyd said members of his community all loved him. “People would attend church just because he was there,” Floyd testified. “He just was like a person that everybody loved around the community. He just knew how to make people feel better.” Floyd said that his brother was very passionate about sports, particularly football and basketball, and would teach Philonise how to play. Also Read: Derek Chauvin Choking George Floyd With Knee Was 'Totally Unnecessary,' Minneapolis Police Lieutenant Testifies He also said George and their mother had a close, “one-of-a-kind” relationship and that her death in May 2018 was difficult for George. “When we went to the funeral, George just sat there at the casket over and over again. He would just say, ‘Momma, momma’ over and over again. And I didn’t know what to tell him because I was in pain too. We all were hurting. He was just kissing her and just kissing her,” Floyd said. “He didn’t want to leave the casket.” “Being around him, he showed us how to treat our mom and how to respect our mom,” Floyd said. “He loved her so dearly.” Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who choked George Floyd with his knee, is on trial for Floyd’s. He has pleaded not guilty. Read original story George Floyd’s Brother Gives Tearful Testimony: ‘He Just Knew How to Make People Feel Better’ (Video) At TheWrap
2 hours agoRita Ora Sunbathes in Orange Bikini and Here's Her Exact DietBrit singer Rita Ora, currently Down Under filming The Voice: Australia, enjoyed a little fun in the sun over the weekend, snapping photos of her incredibly toned body in a bright orange bikini. "Wishing everyone the best beginning of the week…I love you guys so much!!" she captioned her photos on Instagram, drawing praise from Game of Thrones star Lena Headey and Kate Bosworth, who are among her 16 million followers. Over the last year, the 30-year-old has made it clear that her toned, taut, figure is the result of a lot of sweat and discipline. Here is everything Rita does to stay in shape, as well as the orange bikini photos that prove it works. 1 She Follows a Strict Diet @ritaora / InstagramOra is incredibly disciplined when it comes to her diet. "I've been the girl on tour who eats when she can and goes along when the band wants to go out all the time. But you just can't keep that up," Rita told Shape. "With the plan I'm on, you can eat quite a bit as long as you exercise." She starts her day off with two boiled eggs, asparagus, and half a cup of muesli with almond milk. "For lunch, I have chicken or fish with vegetables, and for dinner, I have six to eight ounces of fish with vegetables and half a potato. Plus snacks," she revealed. One thing she doesn't eat? Bread or sugar. "But I'm not starving myself. I used to be like, 'I'm not eating!' Eating isn't the problem, though. It's about what your body needs, and everyone's body is different." 2 It's All About Portion Control @ritaora / InstagramOra revealed to Cosmopolitan UK a little eating trick. "I watch what I eat but I just cut my portions in half," says Rita. "So if I want a burger I'll just cut it in half and eat half of it. That or I'll take the bread off and only eat the burger. Or if I want fries then I won't have a burger to go with them." 3 She Does Circuit Training @ritaora / InstagramOra revealed to Shape that she relies on long circuit training sessions to keep her body strong. "I usually work out for one or two hours, depending on how much time I have. I do three circuits and repeat that three times," she explained. "I mostly focus on my thighs and my bum, so I do a lot of squats and weight lifting. And I do one circuit of cardio. What I've learned is that you can take your time with training. You don't have to beat yourself up as long as you get in the workouts that you need. I used to push myself until I felt sick. But I'm approaching it differently now. I enjoy working out. And I like the aftermath—that feeling of contentment." 4 She Turns to Fitspiration Photo by Amy Sussman/SHJ2019/WireImageOra admitted to Shape that she is all about the fitspiration, and uses her fitness role models to motivate her. "Sometimes it's hard. I don't just wake up and run to the gym. When I need to motivate myself to work out, I look at pictures of women like Jennifer Lopez and Kate Beckinsale. They look incredible! If they can look like that, I have no excuse," she said. 5 She Focuses on Being Strong—Not Thin @ritaora / InstagramOra tries to keep her head in the right place. "I'm not going to lie and say I was completely happy with my body before. I knew I could change a few things to improve my stamina, especially onstage. I didn't start working out to get skinnier—I started working out to feel better. And I think it's important for women to know that. Don't be obsessed with being thin. You just have to be fit, healthy, and strong," she told Shape. "I love my shape because it's curvy. I have thighs. I'm a size 28 in jeans. And that's an average, normal size. I'm proud that I'm normal."
2 hours agoThe Wrap‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier': No, the Failsafe in Bucky’s Arm Isn’t Some Kind of BetrayalMarvel fans (and Bucky Barnes himself) got a surprise in the most recent episode of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” when it was revealed that Bucky’s (Sebastian Stan) new vibranium arm has a built-in failsafe that he had no idea about. But based on the reaction to it, we think some people probably need to rewatch previous episodes of this series, if not also at least 4 MCU movies. So Episode 4, “The Whole World Is Watching,” begins with a flashback to sometime between “Civil War” and “Avengers: Infinity War,” during the period when Bucky was hiding out in Wakanda. Bucky has recently been cured (presumably by Shuri) of his Hydra programming, but that cure has to be tested, a potentially dangerous job that fell to Dora Milaje officer Ayo (Florence Kasumba). Of course, we know the cure worked. But in addition to giving Sebastian Stan the chance for an extremely moving performance, the scene mainly establishes the extent to which Bucky owes Wakanda for his new life, and the specific personal connection he has with Ayo. Jump back to the present day, where Ayo is not pleased to find out Bucky is willingly working with Zemo (who, if you’ll recall, murdered King T’Chaka); but based on the trust that they’d earned with each other, she gives him eight hours to finish his mission. However, she warns him that when the time is up, she and her warriors are coming for Zemo no matter what. Also Read: 'Falcon and the Winter Soldier': The 'Zemo Cut' Is a Full Hour of Daniel Brühl Dancing (Video) That of course ended up happening, and thanks to some rather idiotic and highly toxic behavior by the new, extremely hateable Captain America, the encounter turned into a big fight, with New Cap and his sidekick Battlestar getting their asses kicked with hilarious ease by the Dora Milaje, while Bucky and Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) attempted, unsuccessfully to diffuse the situation. And during the melee, Bucky came face to face with Ayo, who stunned him by activating a failsafe that caused his new metal arm to fall off his body. That led actor Steven Ford to contend that the failsafe was somehow a kind of betrayal by Wakanda against Bucky, which in turn kicked off a pretty intense debate over the subject. Okay but the Wakandans putting a built-in weakness in Bucky’s arm is like really messed up. It shows they never fully trusted him. He spent years trying to finally reclaim his autonomy, only to be undermined in an instant by those who helped. It’s just sad. pic.twitter.com/fpIqpLdBtx — Stephen Ford (@StephenSeanFord) April 12, 2021 Look — we’ve got sympathy for the Winter Soldier. We really do. And part of the fun of this show has been watching Bucky finally start to deal with the fallout from his past as he makes amends with the red in his ledger. But we really can’t believe it’s even a question whether or not the failsafe was a good idea. First, and probably most importantly, Bucky is a trained assassin and killer who spent almost a century as a brainwashed, nigh-unstoppable murder cyborg amnesiac. And as we saw in “Civil War,” even after he started regaining his memories and personality, Zemo was able to undo all of it by reciting a few Hydra code words. Giving him a new metal arm was a calculated risk, one we’re guessing Wakanda deemed worth it because of the threat posed by Thanos. Sure, he’s doing a lot better now, but the fact remains that for a long time Bucky was an unstable liability, and even he doesn’t seem to fully trust himself. Second, speaking of Wakanda, that’s where Bucky lived for several years thanks to the kindness of T’Challa. Wakanda is a country that survived millennia without ever being conquered or colonized, in part by keeping its vast technological and mineral advantages a secret from outsiders. And Bucky’s arm utilizes both. Even if he wasn’t someone who could pose a potential risk, it beggars belief that they would simply let him walk around with what has to be more than a billion dollars worth of advanced weaponry without making sure to attach at least a few strings. As one person put it, would Ultron still have happened if Tony had taken the appropriate precautions and built a failsafe when he created him, rather than being blinded by his own desires? Also Read: 'Falcon and the Winter Soldier': Daniel Bruhl Agrees With Zemo that Super Soldiers Shouldn't Exist And third, this whole thing is also a thematic callback to Sam Wilson’s own situation. Remember a couple of episodes back, when New Cap reminded Sam that the Falcon suit is still U.S. government property? But to get back to the original question: Did Wakanda show Bucky a lack of trust or undermine him? Consider this: Wakanda gave Bucky a home, rescued him from the slavery he lived under for almost a century, helped him hide from international authorities, and gave him cutting edge technology, all apparently free of charge. As far as we can tell, Wakanda doesn’t owe Bucky anything. He however owes it everything. We have a… difficult time agreeing with the idea that by choosing to be prudent, and make sure nothing they gave him could be used against them, instead of being gullible suckers, Wakanda’s somehow betrayed Bucky. Plus, if “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” is showing us anything, it’s that while Bucky might not be a coldblooded killer anymore, he’s far from healed. Even he doesn’t fully trust himself. But more importantly, for people who feel the need to stand up for Bucky, it might be useful to keep watching the latest episode of “The Falcon and Winter Soldier” after his arm is deactivated. Ayo lets him keep it and leaves without actually harming him. And his reaction? Mainly surprise, with a splash of “I’m going to keep this in mind next time.” Basically, it feels pretty clear that he has no hard feelings about it at all. Probably no one else should either. Read original story ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier': No, the Failsafe in Bucky’s Arm Isn’t Some Kind of Betrayal At TheWrap headtopics.comRead more: Yahoo Singapore »