Friday, December 15, 2017

opening party of HANS IM GLÜCK + Launch of Frei Oi

Frei Oi is the number one provider of skincare oils in German Pharmacies, and their products contains natural oils and vitamins which serves as an indulgence for dry skin and lighten scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tones too.
 
 
 
 
 
I attended the Timeless Beauty Roadshow which was held at Guardian, Ngee Ann City with CK and Chewy. We met up with the Brand Ambassador, Ms Evelyn Tan, a former MediaCorp Artiste.
 
 
We received a generous goody bag after the event, where I will now share with you on my experience on the products! Thanks Frei Oi and Guardian for the invite!
 
 
 
 
Recently, I started to use Frei Oi Skincare Oil every night after my shower, and my skin felt smooth and supple after each application. I loved seeing the results of my uneven skin tones being significantly reduced!
 
 
The product that I am most excited was the Frei Oi Shaping Oil as it helps to firm up my body. There is a key ingredient in the product that works 10X more effectively than caffeine. It is my savior as it helps to reduce my unwanted fat and unsighted cellulite from my thighs. I applied it on my tummy and thigh areas, and 15 minutes of massaging is all you need to look good! The shaping oil contains natural shea and oats oil to nourish the skin, and the scent is pleasant too.
 
 
Sweetie extended her invite to me to attend the opening night party of HANS IM GLÜCK, which is located at the heart of Orchard Road between the Thai Embassy and International Building.
 
 
HANS IM GLÜCK is an established German Burger Grill and Bar that originates from Munich, Germany. The eatery offers a cosy curated dining space surrounded by lush greenery and birch tree trunks, which literally give you a feeling of dining in the woods. Their forte are their yummy gourmet burgers, but they also have a menu with an array of selections that consist of chicken, beef and even vegan burgers.
 
 
Their burgers are pretty much different from American-style burgers(, which are more greasy and sinful, as compared to German-styled burgers. Therefore, people who are on diet would probably be happy to hear that!
 
 
 
I tried the Sweet Potatoes Fries during the party, and they are definitely worth mentioning! The ambience setting won me over more than anything else, as it gave me a relaxing feel when I entered the premises.
 
 
HANS IM GLÜCK
362 Orchard Road, Singapore 238887
 
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MORE OUTLETS TO COME – OPENING 2018
 
9 Raffles Place. #01-01 Republic Plaza, Singapore 048619
71 Boat Quay, Singapore 049860
 
 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

[launch event] Celebratory carnival – Celebrating Life by Thomson Medical

Thomson Medical has launched Singapore’s first healthcare loyalty programme – Thomson Celebrating Life. The lifetime healthcare membership programme is designed exclusively for all Thomson Medical patrons, to help them stay healthy as long as possible through preventive healthcare.

 
Thomson Celebrating Life is a fully digital membership, accessible to all members via the web, iOS and Android mobile app. Members can access exclusive offers, eVouchers and to get up-to-date news on the latest health and wellness tips via health articles written by 
Thomson Medical experts. Through the mobile app, members will also be able to conveniently track their medical appointments and health records.
 
I attended 'Celebrating Life Family Day' by Thomson Medical which was held at *SCAPE’s The Ground Theatre and Playspace with Jasmine and Baby Rena! The launch event gathered more than 1,300 invited guests through this event, in order to raise the awareness of the importance of leading healthy lifestyles and especially from a young age.
 
 
I was glad to be part of the celebratory carnival – Celebrating Life. During the event, we were treated to a host of activities throughout the day, including Piloxing, a mass activity for all in the family, an educational talk by a sports medicine physician, BMI and Blood Pressure measurement stations, a cooking demo featuring recipes from Thomson Medical’s nutrition and TCM experts, as well as interactive carnival games and a bouncy castle for the young.  




 
 In celebration of Thomson Medical’s 38th anniversary, we also witnessed long-serving staff and loyal patients being presented with honorary memberships at the event fortheir unwavering commitment and support. 

 
For more information, please visit: www.thomsonmedical.com
 
If you wish to know more about the Celebrating Life Loyalty Programme, please visit thomsoncelebratinglife.com.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

[random] Kotobuki Coffee + Starbucks Drink Float

Recently, I brought Baby on a dinner-date to Kotobuki Coffee which is located at Wisma Atria. It is one of the finest and latest dining experiences from Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant. Kotobuki serves western food which is influenced by Japanese cuisine! I love this casual Japanese-Western fusion café house!
 
 
Baby ordered a Hamburger Steak while I had the signature Tonkatsu Rice Set. We shared the Tsukune (chicken meatballs), and the damage was about SGD58. This was a treat for my Baby after a hard day's work!

 
I spend most of my weekends at Baby's place, and mostly Auntie Vi will cook dinner for us on Sunday. Thanks for the lovely dinner, and I love home-cooked food.

 
Recently, I picked up a festive gift from Starbucks, and it was a little treat to myself! I paid SGD6.90 for a for a Fox Drink Float, and I am sure I will love using it on my next short resort trip soon!

 
Thanks Singapore Post for the lovely Christmas card. It has been a very long time since I last received a card via snail mail. Thanks for helping me reminisce on my old memories!


 
Lastly, I end my post with my lunch with Jane, Suni and Zam at Streats Cafe, Suntec City. Oh ya, not to forget my weekend supper at Plaza 888, Admiralty (Woodlands) Thanks for popping by my space!


Friday, December 8, 2017

[tasting event] Enjoy 100% natural goodness by Mr Coconut

Recently, Mr Coconut celebrated their re-opening of their renovated flagship store at Far East Plaza. The newly revamped store offers a brand new menu of 20 refreshing drinks that use 100% natural coconuts!
 
 
I was glad to be invited to experience the fresh taste and goodness of Mr Coconut's made-to-order drink, which is prepared with fresh water. Mr Coconut is the Pioneer of coconut drinks in Singapore, leading the way to offer an array of selection of flavors that definitely pamper us with more choices.
 
 
Check out Mr Coconut's crown jewel, the Signature Coconut Shake which is vegan, dairy-free and healthy! It is made of fresh milk and coconut water from the sweetest young Thai coconuts, that are then blended with crushed ice. I love this refreshing drink, and it is perfect beverage to cool us down, as well as to keep us well hydrated under Singapore's hot climate.
 
 
Coconuts are well-loved by many people around the world and are also popular for their multiple health benefits and taste. 
 
During the tasting event, we met up with the founders of Mr Coconut, Mr Andrew Cai and his wifey Ms Vivian Yeo. They shared with us on their inspiration to set up this business, which was inspired by the famous coconut shakes from Malacca during a visit they had at Ms Vivian's hometown.
 
 
I enjoyed the best-selling Signature Coconut Shake (SGD3.90) very much, as I love the natural sweetness of the drink. 
 
 
Coconut Mango Shake (SGD5.10)
 
The mango complemented pretty well with the coconut that pleased my taste-buds! 
 
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Coconut Avocado Shake (SGD5.30)

 
Apart from shakes, we also tried out the bubble coconut drinks too. 
 
 
Bubble Dragonfruit Coconut (SGD4.80) was surprisingly delicious, although I am not really a fan of dragonfruit.  

 
Bubble Honeydew Coconut (SGD4.60) 

 
Lastly, the Bubble starfruit Coconut (SGD4.50) was the highly recommended drink by the founders during the tasting event, as starfruit is great for health benefits! 

 
 
Mr Coconut also serves Coconut Ice-cream (SGD4.90), and this is one of the items that left me wanting for more! You can choose up to 3 toppings, and any additional choices will be at a charge of 50 cents per add-on!
 
Both Tracy and I shared a single serving as it was enough to feed 2 persons. We picked up Aloe Vera bits, Corn bits and Nata de Coco. This dessert was fantastic and it was definitely worth a mention! 
 
 
There are some good news to share with you as Mr Coconut will be giving out free drinks on 9th December 2017, Saturday at all 3 outlets in Singapore!
 
You can find the list of the locations below: 
 
1) Far East Plaza 14 Scotts Road #01-14C, Singapore 228213
2) V Hotel Lavender 70 Jellicoe Road #01-15, Singapore 208767
3) Northpoint City 930 Yishun Avenue 2,#B1-42, Singapore 769098
 
 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

[product review] WISHTREND Vitamin 75 Maximising Cream

The WISHTREND Vitamin 75 Maximising Cream is full of natural vitamin E and it helps to prevent the appearance of aging and loss of elasticity in the skin. It also helps to strengthen the skin barrier by delivery hydration to sensitive and gentle skin without any irritation.

 
I was delighted that the company '0.8L Singapore' sent me the Vitamin 75 Maximising Cream directly from Korea! It contains organic vitamins which rejuvenates the skin from the inside with hydration, as well as leaving a refreshing finish without the use of normal water. Vitamin 75 Maximising Cream uses 75% vitamin water for an increased absorption to hydrate the skin which gives a healthy glow after application. 


 
The Vitamin 75 Maximising Cream comes in a dark brown tinted plastic average-sized jar with a simple white label. However, many people might know that cream in jars is more unhygienic as compared to those which comes in tubes or a pump type packaging. Therefore please do ensure one must always use clean hands to collect the product out from the jar.
 
 
The texture of the product is more like a gel than a cream. While it is not as light-weight as compared to regular gel based products, neither is it as heavy in texture as akin to cream based products. I would say it had a good balance of the two, and based on my experience, I fully recommend this! 

 
When I first applied the cream on my skin, it gave me a smooth texture which glided on easily, and it felt rather light-weight. It is definitely a healthy vitamin cream for everyone, as WISHTREND Vitamin 75 Maximising Cream is free of parabens, artificial scents and colors. 

 
Thanks 0.8L Singapore once again for the product and I hope my mini review can help you to know more about the product better! 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

[random] Ramen Nagi + Red Star Restaurant

After my visit to 'Ramen Nagi' with some of my colleagues a few weeks back, I told Baby that the Ramen tasted pretty good, and he was quite receptive to giving the place a visit for dinner during a random mid-week. He came down to Suntec City after work, and lucky there was no queue at all. Both of us ordered the Original Butao King.


The texture of the Tonkotsu broth was velvety smooth and it tasted good. I love the noodles very much and it went well with the creamy collagen-filled broth! The damage was SGD30-plus. 


Recently, there are many new food joints that have opened at Suntec City, and being a avid foodie myself, I visited OMU for a random weekday lunch with my colleagues Suni and Irene! The total damage was SGD46-ish!


Another Sunday Dim Sum Brunch with Baby and Auntie Vi! This time we visited the old Red Star Restaurant which is located at Chin Swee Road. The Red Star Restaurant is an old school Cantonese Restaurant with a big dining area. This place has been around for ages, and is now one of the last dim sum restaurants in Singapore to still utilize a push cart system. The place is on the 7th floor of an old HDB Block! Come to think of it, my last visit to this place was probably 10 years ago.


The Red Star Restaurant offers traditional cart-pushing dim sum, like in Hong Kong and Baby loves push-cart dim sum as compared to those ala carte ordering style. 


The Red Star Restaurant is probably the most authentic and classic looking Chinese restaurant left in Singapore. Patrons will find themselves stepping back in time to the 1970s/1980s upon entering the premises. It brings back many old memories and they are definitely priceless. The damage was pretty hefty, as we paid SGD79 for our meal. Do drop by for a meal for old time's sake, I guess! 


Baby and I brought Mommy for lunch at Din Tai Fung on a random Saturday afternoon. We had a heart-warming meal, and I enjoyed every moment together.  


I purchased some earrings for myself and Mommy from HarbourFront Centre. Each pair cost me SGD10. 


I picked up the Urban Decay - all nighter during the Black Friday Sales at Sephora. I paid SGD30 for this long-lasting Makeup Setting Spray. What a good deal!  



I end my post with my yummy yet affordable cze char dinner at New Bridge Road. 


Thanks for reading my little weekly updates!