Tuesday, October 17, 2017

[random] JEWELUXE SINGAPORE 2017 + Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration +SILKPRO Oil Control Shampoo

The Mid-Autumn Festival has always been one of my favorite events, as I love to eat mooncakes as well as strolling in the park holding traditional candle-lit lanterns with my loved ones! Most importantly, the company that I work in considers this occasion as an important day, hence we enjoyed a half day rest/off from work!

Coincidentally, Baby was on leave that day (Mid-Autumn Festival), and he came by my office to fetch me for lunch, before heading back to his apartment to catch some sleep after our night flight from Phuket from the night before! We had zi-char fix again dinner with Auntie Vi!

After our dinner, we went to the nearby neighbourhood park to do our mini celebration. We had a nice time strolling in the park with our lit lanterns! 

While we were in the park, Auntie Vi made some Chinese tea for us to go along with the mooncakes after we were done with our mini celebration thingy. We concluded the celebration by eating the mooncakes with the Chinese tea. Thanks Auntie Vi for the lovely tea!

Lastly, Happy Mid-Autumn Festival aka Lantern/Mooncake Festival.

I received a bottle of Oil Control Shampoo by SILKPRO which enriches hair with multi vitamins and zinc. It also helps to control sebum production and reduces hair loss caused by oiliness. I am looking forward to a stronger and healthier looking hair and scalp. Thanks SILKPRO! 

I was invited to attend the Media Preview as well as the Official Opening at JEWELUXE SINGAPORE 2017 which was at TENT@Ngee Ann City! 

Each piece of jewellery at the exhibition was well-crafted and exquisite. Thanks for the invite and I had a lovely night admiring the jewellery/gems, as well as the vintage watches exhibits! 

I end my post with our RKM's dinner at Ramen Champion which is located at Changi Airport Terminal 3. I love the richness broth and chewy noodles. The damage was about SGD30-ish for 2 bowls of a ramen fix. With the MasterCard promotion, we were given a 2-hour free carpark reward at the Airport! Pretty good deal!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

[New Zealand] Mt. Ruapehu

My stay in Taupo continues...
After my brekkie in the room, we made our way to Mt. Ruapehu for some scenic sight-seeing. The drive took about an hour, but this was made up for by the splendour and amazing beauty of the mountainous landscape!
The mountain itself is like piece of art, as it revealed it's beauty when we were driving up the mountain. You could make out the snow covered cap of the mountain, and we saw a few ski-fields!
Mt. Ruapehu is the highest mountain in New Zealand's north island, and it is a large volcano surrounded by lesser craters and dormant volcanoes that makes it a remarkable and rugged landscape.
Upon reaching the premises, we purchased our tickets for the chair lifts up to Mt. Ruapehu. OMG! The view was amazing. The chair lift allowed us to view Mt.Ruapehu from a vantage point and to experience New Zealand's largest volcano up close!
The base of Mt.Ruapehu is surrounded by a thick native forest.
There are numerous walking trails in the area, and we did a small hike up along the skyline walk. We explored the volcanic terrain!
Can you spot me?
Baby had brought some chocolates and a bottle of beer for a impromptu picnic, and we sat along the rocks and enjoyed the scenery. However, pretty soon the temperature dropped tremendously as we were high up on the mountain, and we had to head into the Knoll Ridge Café to warm up! The café interior was rather modern, and they had a heater on so we sat and rest for a while. 
The Knoll Ridge Café has been selected by Design Curial Magazine as the best designed Café in the world! 

I took some photos of this breath taking view at New Zealand's highest café on Mt Ruapehu!




We left the mountain in the later noon near to evening, as we did not want to drive when night falls. We drove back to Taupo to visit and walk along the Lake, and fed the many native black swans with white bread we had purposely bought from the supermarket. This huge pack of bread only cost a dollar!

I really love the fact that Lake Taupo was formed from a huge crater! It looks magnificent indeed! I enjoyed my stay in New Zealand and especially at Taupo, as it is a beautiful retreat resort. Always remember to list Lake Taupo under your bucket list when visiting New Zealand's North Island.

Thanks for reading! I will be sharing my experience on my day trip to Napier as well as my stay in Hamilton!