Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas gone CRAZY!!!


Dream Academy Presents,
Crazy Christmas 2011
A little bit of Naughty and a whole lots of Nice

Caught the last show of Crazy Christmas last evening.
*applauds* the show was absolutely superb. What a great way to celebrate my Christmas.

This is the 4th time Dream Academy is performing Crazy Christmas, featuring Queen of Comedy, Kumar.I've missed the previous ones due to overseas vacation. This year, finally managed to catch it at the Esplanade. The choreography, singing & effects totally stunned me (is my first time watching a local production by the way). I must say We really got talent!

Had whole lotsa fun with my love ones, humming along to the Christmas songs, of cos, with a Singaporean twist. ;) If you've missed it, I will urge to you go for it next year!
It's definitely a Christmas to remember.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Memorable Royal Wedding

For the first time, I stepped onto the soil of Jakarta, Indonesia. First impression, it feels like we're in Malaysia with Thailand or Vietnam's traffic conditions.

I'm quite surprised that the locals' language proficiency in English. Majority of them can only speak Bahasa Indonesian. Hence, the communication barrier.

2nd surprise was that I actually can speak better Malay than my colleagues, a 1980s' baby vs. 60s!! Lol!!

Sightseeing in Jakarta is nothing but shopping!! Their shopping malls are much more larger and atas than ours, filled with brands like LV, Prada, MuiMui, Chanel. You name it, they got it. The proudest thing is Charles & Keith is also considered as 'branded' over there.

Ok, now back to my main agenda in Jakarta which is to attend our beloved Gilbert's Royal wedding! After closed to 1 year of planning, the sisters (us) trooped to Jakarta!

Have a blissful marriage my friend.. =) & most importantly, give us a Dragon baby next year!

P/S: will post more photos once granted permission.. cheers!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

December with love!

December is my favourite month of the year because of the festive (yeah! is a month for feasting and buying..) and the month of leave clearing!! lol~

Lots of activities filled my calendar already, how about you? To kick start is our lovely Qiqi's ONE-derful birthday. Times files ya, she turns 1 already..

Happy Birthday my lovely girl.. 快高长大哦!

2nd was the collection of our 全家福 pictures.. Not too bad but feel that I've been over photoshop-ped!

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Last but not least was the eclipse on 10 Dec. OMG, I actually saw the eclipse.. However, I get kinda bored after 20 mins. The whole process is so slow =x






We waited like almost 2 hours.. yawns! The pictures was taken by my canon S95, this was also my first time using the Manual mode. I've pleased with the results, what say u?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

2 weeks and counting....

I'm into my 2nd week of recovery from my LASIK. YES! only the 2nd week, it feels like a long time ago.

Bid farewell to my blackie. I've donated my specs since I've corrected my vision, I hope this pair of specs can help another person too, bringing him/her perfect vision to see this lovely world..

I've 'donated' my contact lens too! hahaha... I hope I make a different in your vision too..

Speedy recovery to myself! I called my first week the Super Star week because I'm walking around (everywhere) in my sunnies. Plus the endless 'interview's from friends/colleagues.
Super Star week was also the most important week because you're most prone to an infection.

Despite the hourly eye drops (by the way, there's 3 types of eye drops to distill), I'm also required to put on a pair of 'ultraman-eyes' to shield my delicate eyes from unknown scratches or rubbing in my sleep.

ta dah~ Pardon me if I give you a shock.. =p

I also cannot touch my upper eye lid because that's the location of the wound. Extra caution and care are required because no water, makeup, shampoo etc can get into the eyes. I felt so incomplete without cleaning my eye. And had a ultimate hard time washing my hair, resulting in tremendous neck ache!

I've bought new mascara & eye liner once I've cleared my next review... tsk tsk tsk!

If given a second chance, I will still proceed with LASIK because the technology is simply amazing! totally painless.. If you can bear with 4 hours of super-excessive tearing, you're game for it!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Signed my soul to Him.

As the saying goes 眼睛是灵魂之窗, after 2 yrs (& much considerations), I finally signed my 'soul' on the dotted line, allowing, Dr Lee, to do work on my eyes.


I still rem how I used to put on my sister's spectacles, playing around, acting demure (maybe this is how I get myopia). So true enough, I became a specky since 15 yrs old. That was when I knew that it wasn't fun at all because specs are so cumbersome. For instance, doing sports, running, swimming etc..

Nevertheless, once I entered the working society (being a vain pot), I began to fall in love with contact lens. I wore them almost 24/7 because I simply hated my specs. It gave me headache most of the time, I don't why. Then here comes, eye infection and dry eyes!! OMG..

The first time I heard of Lasik was from my ex-CAG colleagues. To my surprise, 2-3 of them had their eyes done. I was tempted and went for my first consultation. Shall not mentioned which clinic I went but I chicken out that time mainly because of myself, wasn't mentally prepared yet and their pushy-ness.

After my consultation, the consultant straight away scheduled me for a afternoon surgery. I was totally unprepared to do my surgery so fast, hence I chicken out. The idea of Lasik didn't come to me until a month ago, another of my business partner went for her's at Shinagawa Clinic.


to be continued..

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Kampong Ties 柑榜情

We're totally inspired by the recent Channel 8's prime time drama Kampong Ties (柑榜情). We decided to head on for....

Yes, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. KAMPONG Chicken Rice, located at 247 Outram Road.

It is a very simple set up, no fancy lightings nor signages. Parking is a huge problem here too.

Looking at the
bright yellow color of the chicken turns me off initially then I realise that is the natural color of the kampong chicken.

Give it a try! It really taste yummy!! The meat is so soft and tender.. The rice comes in real small serving (chicken rice lovers, you might need more than 2 bowls!)

their rice is less fragrant but filled with flavourful pandan leaf's aroma. I enjoyed it with lots of dark soya sauce and chilli. I was also surprised by the cabbage soup which is savory.

We had 1/4 chicken plus a drumstick, stirred fried vegetables, drinks & 3 bowls of rice at $21. Slightly pricy though but worth trying..


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Bake in 1:20

Can you believe that I can bake a mini cake in 1:20secs?

Check this out.. This amazing cake mixture from Korea..

Top: chocolate
Bottom: banana favour

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There's 2 packets of mixture in the container.

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Simply add an EGG & mix them together evenly..

Then throw them into the microwave for a spin. All it takes 1 min & 20 secs..!!

Amazing isn't it? My mini cake in chocolate & banana flavour is ready just in a blink of an eye!

It also comes with a cover, so you can put the lid on and bring it to work or out for an picnic..

1 more thing to share - Korean 'bread' aka sanitary pad.. lol~
I'm beyond impressed by the packaging..

Bring me to Korea~~

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Are you game?

Are you game to be a Social Media Marketer??


I read this book on Social Media, called Social Media Marketing (lol! the title is too obvious) by Jay Conrad Levinson. The book listed 10 characteristics of a Social Media Marketer..

1. Immune to Hype
SMM don't fall into traps, we're be careful about jumping from idea to idea without allowing the ideas to mature.

2. Curiosity
SMM aren't afraid of experiment, make mistakes or try new things to gain competitive advantage.

3. Ability to Sprint
SMM is always ready to exploit with energy, passion and resources.

4. Ability to Run Marathons
SMM knows how to wear down their competitors and build a presence thru consistency.

5. Transparent
Truth, empathy and integrity are keys to social media marketing. They are build thru trust and loyalty.

6. Community Focus
SMM are great in social networking. You make friends to form allies and they will become your assets.

7. Profit Driven
This is quite obvious! $_$

8. Tech Hungry
This is your core weapon!

9. Self Develop
Technology and businesses move too fast! SMM have to stay ahead to remain competitive.

10. Leadership Mentality
SMM are pure leaders!

6/10 for me, I'm not suit to be a Social Media Marketer. Maybe I can consider changing job to a different industry.

How about you?

Thursday, September 29, 2011


We enjoy warmth because we have been cold.
We appreciate light because we have been in darkness.
By the same token, we can experience joy because we have known sadness.
-David Weatherford

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Unlock these codes..

This looks familiar to you? You can find them everywhere, on papers, magazines, advertisements, packaging, websites etc etc..


They are QR Codes, these two-dimensional codes are created in the 1990s by a Japanese man called Kaywa. His intention was to replace the traditional bar codes - those horizontal strips bar codes.

WHY QR codes?
  1. allows more computation within the square patterns, hence able to store more information. (traditional bar codes store up to 20 digits, QR can store up to 7,000 characters due to the pattern!!)
  2. higher reading accuracy and faster reading speed (Did I mention that QR stands for Quick Response?)
  3. scratch resistant. You're still able to read it unlike the traditional bar codes.
  4. can be read from all angles, 360 degrees
  5. reduce on printing cost. Size doesn't matter here!
However, the market wasn't receptive to these codes until the late 90s. I've noticed a growing trend locally of QR codes in the recent years too especially mobile retailing.

Check out the video below how Tesco supermarkets compete with its competitors by creating a virtual supermarket via QR codes.

Awesome! Everything at your fingertips!

To read these codes, all you need is a Smartphone, download the QR Code reader from your app & start snapping away! Go snap my own QR codes below..

This will link you to my FB page.

Have a nice day! =D

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Have you been READING??


When is the last time you step into the library and actually borrowed a book to read?? Haa! The last time I stepped into the library was donkey years ago, during Poly times if I can recalled.

I think the National Library Board (NLB) has gone thru lots effort to cultivate us (young adults, teenagers, children and even senior citizens) to pick up reading as a Hobby! I'm in love with the Library lately & lucky me, Tampines Library is just at my door step.

Quick Facts about the new NLB!
  1. Do you know you can throw away your library card? Because now you only need your IC to borrow books.
  2. Do you know borrowing/ returning of books are all computerised now? You need not queue to borrow books from the fierce-looking aunties behind the counters.
  3. Do you know 1 NRIC can borrow up to 12 books? Geez! who can read that volume..
  4. Do you know loan period is only 3 weeks? You'll get fine if you exceed the loan period. Fine as low as $0.10 per day. And you can pay your fine via internet. AMAZING!
  5. Do you know there's a search engine within NLB website? Now you can search your fav read across entire Singapore Libraries?
  6. Do you know you can set up an online account with NLB? Which enables you to perform activities such as reservation and transferring books from other library to the one nearest to you?
  7. Do you know that you can even renew your book online without entering the library? Gosh! You've been losing out quite abit here.
  8. Do you know NLB website? Here you go & be a book worm with me!! =D
Of cos I yet to be a bookworm totally! I still in love with searching for yum-mi-licious food!
Let me introduce a newly opened Ramen store, located at Tanjong Pagar.

Store name very straight forward, Ramen!! You're see these white flags along the street, catching your attention from the train station.

The store serves traditional Japanese ramen, with limited favours. So what so special about them? Other than it's competitive price, range from $10.80 to $15.80 for a huge bowl (this is the most important factor), the other X-factors are the complimentary:

They offer sesames for your ramen soup! an additional titch of aroma to it.. They also serves FREE flow of Japanese onsen eggs! All you can eat!! =D

They also gave bonito flakes, my first time seeing bonito flakes in Ramen.

Lastly, the Japanese chef too adjusted his Ramen to Singaporean's liking such as you can request for less oil, more vegetables and the texture of your noodles; be it soft, hard or normal!

=) Do give it a try! I will recommend you to ask for NO oil instead of Less Oil.. The store is located Level 1 of Orchid Hotel at Tanjong Pagar, exit towards International Plaza and you'll see it!

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Interior of the store, relatively small. Hence queue is expected.

Ta-da~ My traditional bowl of Ramen.. Bon Appetit!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Prayers answered,,

阳光照耀的地方有我默默的祝福, 月光洒向地球的时候有我默默的祈祷,
流星划过的刹那我许个愿: 祝你健康平安!愿你尽快恢复健康!xoxo.. ♥
I'm so glad that my dearest friend is on the route of speedy recovery~ I know she is well already because she can healthy-ly, gossiping away with me on Whatsapp =x

I'm also SO happy that most of my events have been completed, Sept is really a bad month for me.

Nevertheless, tomorrow will be a better day!

smile =D

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Lifestyle appliances weekend!

I've been very grumpy this week because of the busy schedule & lined up events.. Attended Courts Charity event on Friday at Laguna Country Club. I love to visit country clubs (I don't know why).. lol! We had successfully raised almost SGD$160,000 for Eden Centre for Adults, the centre is taking care of patients with autism. *applauds for the good cause*


All dolled up for Saturday morning, I off to Harvey Norman Grand Opening at Millenia Walk. They open a new Coffee & Cooking showroom with an extensive (& atas) rang of built-in kitchen appliances, coffee machines and wine chillers, There are coffee tasting and cooking demonstration activities lined up till 11 September 2011, so do drop by today!


Let me start with Delonghi coffee machines, my usual fix for the morning, the barrister was there brewing coffee and 'coffee-painting'. I so enjoyed myself here because I got myself a bunny!!

Barrister at work


Next he painted a teddy bear for my colleague.
I thought the bear looks better.

Up next, Gaggenau! a super high-end kitchen appliance brand in Europe with over hundred years of history.

another chef busy at his station..

This refrigerator cost SGD$50,000! I'm not kidding, check it out in-store yourself.

My fav stop, Fisher & Paykel! The chef is quite interactive with us, allow us to assist while he take a rest. haa!

He bakes really lovely yummy muffins with Bitweets! the muffins were freshly baked from the ovens, they are really hot but he can use his bare hands to handle them.
*thumbs up*

are you hungry??

at De-Dietrich we got Chef Lester, preparing Napoleon Chocolate. I <3 desserts!

This is my first time seeing this brand, not new in Singapore I realised that only later. I swear this is the most innovative state-of-the-art induction stove that I've seen so far!

The black panel where the pots are resting on (look at the pix again) it is the induction stove and it works like a iphone!! You can slide the control panel to select the function and temperature.

When you place the pot on the stove, a '+' sign will appear on the control panel as it has detected the location of the pot. Next you can set the temperature/time required to cook your food. Afterwhich, it will stop cooking. Amazing right? or am I suah-ku??

=) last but not least, my own humble corner with wine tasting!

The event ended at 4pm and most of us got a little tipsy cos we drank as early as 10am.