Saturday, December 3, 2016

Launch of Marvel-themed Windows 10 devices

The reunion of the superheros took place at Hungry Heroes Cafe.

World’s first Avengers-themed Windows 10 devices have assembled in Singapore.
E-Huge Technology collaborated with Microsoft to launch the new range of Avengers-themed Windows 10 devices.

Hungry Heroes Cafe is the first superhero theme cafe and restaurant located in Tessensohn Road. This was really a perfect place to host the event.

The cafe displayed countless original and licensed superhero life-sized statues, head busts, figurines and movie posters from Marvel & other comics.

We went up to the second level where the presentation was held.

These Windows 10 devices were inspired by the iconic Avengers logo and the signature design motifs of Captain America and Iron Man. 

Look, who just make a special appearance at the event?

It's Ironman.

Look at all these signature designs.
These Windows 10 devices come in three distinct form factors that supercharge fun and productivity to superhero proportions.

Here's the Ironman design.
With custom wallpapers and icons, these Avengers-themed devices help you declare your allegiance to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Each device sold will include a specially designed carrying sleeve or pouch to help your heroes tackle brute force or blunt trauma.

The Avengers-themed devices will also be pre-installed with Microsoft Office Mobile apps for free. 

Users who prefer a full Microsoft Office experience may upgrade to Office 365 Home or Personal subscriptions to enjoy a complete suite of productivity features.

Let's take a closer look at the 3 models:

AVR10T – 10.1” Windows 10 2-in-1 ($429)

This is a 2-in-1 convertible that takes after Tony Stark’s unmistakable colour schemes and ornamentation. Complete with a glowing Arc Reactor on its lid, the AVR10T takes on touch missions with gusto, then snaps smoothly into a detachable keyboard for typing duty.

Highlights: 
- 2-in-1 10.1-inch Tablet 
- Customized wallpaper and icons with Avengers characters 
- Includes Avengers detachable hard keyboard 
- Includes Avengers carrying case 
- Support for Windows Continuum

AVR116T – 11.6” Windows 10 2-in-1 ($499)

Featuring the Avengers icon on the custom cover, this 11.6-inch broadens your tactical view with a larger display and an attention-grabbing logo that lights up the dark.

Highlights: 
- 2-in-1 11.6-inch Tablet 
- Customized wallpaper and icons with Avengers characters 
- Includes Avengers detachable hard keyboard 
- Includes Avengers carrying case 
- Support for Windows Continuum

AVR141R – 14.1” Windows 10 Touch Notebook ($549)

The notebook is packed with a 14-inch full HD touch display and a massive battery. It also comes with 100GB of OneDrive storage for two years, for safely storing, securing and backing-up all your data

Highlights: 
- 14.1-inch Slim Touch Notebook 
- Customized wallpaper and icons with Avengers characters 
- Includes Avengers carrying case 
- Includes 2-year 100GB OneDrive subscription

I have a great catching up session with the girls - Jasmine, GF and Tracy.

The devices will be available at retail in Singapore from 10 December, 2016.
“These Avengers-themed devices are unlike anything else on the market, it is a perfect fit for Singapore users who want to add some affordable excitement to their digital lifestyles.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Food Review: Montreux Jazz Cafe Singapore

Montreux Jazz Cafe Singapore is a nice place to chill out with friends after work for a quality dinner or drinks alongside with great live band performance.

Montreux Jazz Cafe is the latest addition to Singapore’s bustling Orchard Road corridor, shinning a spotlight at Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel. The cafe offers both indoor as well as alfresco dining. It was raining really heavily the day I went, hence indoor dining was definitely my choice.

The indoor of the cafe has a spacious and elegant setting that ensure we dine comfortably in the cosy ambiance. 

Montreux Jazz Cafe was established by Claude Nobs with his passion for music and fine dining. The idea came from Montreux Jazz Festival, a yearly held music festival in Switzerland since 50 years ago, where the founder designed the cafe into a welcoming space where cuisine and music could combine in a way never seen before.

Montreux is the name of the town in Switzerland.

A quality meal and chill out session with friends is what I yearned after work.
Every night there will be live band performance too.

We started off our dinner with cocktails. 
Since I was feeling good that night, I decided to order Feeling Good ($18) with the lychee juice.

While waiting for our food, we were being served with complimentary bread.
The bread tasted so good with the accompanied spread.

Here's what we have for starter: Pan Seared Hokkaido Scallops ($38).

The pan seared scallop was my favourite. It was served with chicken crackling, edamame puree, lemon tarragon nage and fine herbs. The scallops tasted tender and moist. One is definitely not enough for me so I reached out for two. I love the combination of scallops and lemon tarragon together, giving it a savory flavour.
We also tried Montreux Jazz Salad ($22) which was served with Montreux Jazz Cafe prawns, avocado and sorbet.

This was my first time having the sorbet in a starter. The salad goes well with the sorbet, it has a little sour taste that added refreshing flavour to the plain salad. The prawn was fresh and tasted flavoursome when toppled sorbet on it.

For side, we had Yukon Gold Potato Mousseline ($8).

The potato mousseline was made using chopped chive, garlic confit and pure cream. The mousseline literally just melted in my mouth. It was creamy and moist. Though it looked simple, each bite taste savoury and satisfying.

For the main course, I had Quincy Jones Roast Chicken ($32)

This was one of the recommended signature dish by the staff. This dish was named after one of the American renowned music figures. Dip the roasted chicken into the marinated “A La Quincy Jones” for a bursting flavour. The chicken was tender and fell off easily from the bone. The roasted chicken tasted delicious just eating on its own without the sauce. The dish was accompanied with potato wavers. The potato wavers were not really to my liking because it was salty for my tastebuds. Other than that, everything was great.

Time to proceed for dessert after a hearty meal, we let the staff to help us decide on the dessert to be served so it's kinda like a mystery to us what we were having for dessert.

And one of it turned out to be Mont Blanc ($15).

Mont Blanc was served with chestnut custard, caramelized chestnut, dark chocolate crumble and lemon meringue.

With the first bite, I was sold away by the sweetness of the chestnut custard. It was pretty addictive and I kept scooping for more. Totally in love with this. The lemon meringue helped to balance the sweetness of the dessert with a tinge of sourness, resulting in a well mix of both taste. 

Last but not least, we ended our meal with Pavlova ($13) making up of assorted fruits, strawberry jelly and white chocolate cream. The main highlight of this dessert was definitely the crisp crust. This is yet another addictive dessert, the crisp crust was really crunchy and literally just melt in our mouth. 

The dessert was impressive, we cleared every bits of it.

We have an enjoyable dinner, thanks Montreux Jazz Cafe Singapore for hosting us.
Happy belated birthday, Steffi.

For more information, pls visit http://www.montreuxjazzcafe.com/en/cafe/singapore

Montreux Jazz Cafe Singapore
Pan Pacific Orchard, 
10 Claymore Road 
Singapore - 229540 

LUNCH Monday to Sunday: 12.00pm to 3.00pm 
DINNER Monday to Sunday: 6.00pm to 11.00pm 

BAR Sunday to Thursday: 12.00pm to 12.00am 
Friday and Saturday: 12.00pm to 1.00am

Friday, November 4, 2016

Derma Dynamics - Superfood Cell Glow Facial Therapy

In our daily life, our skin is exposed to pollutants, UV rays and dirt. This resulted in our skin becoming dull and having uneven skin tone.

Hence, going for regular facial is essential maintain our skin. Every woman deserves the best for her skin.

I was being introduced to Derma Dynamics, a beauty service centre located in the neighbourhood of Bishan, a gem within the heartlands.

Derma Dynamics offered me a complimentary facial treatment on Superfood Cell Glow Facial Therapy.
Upon entering, I was being warmly attended by the therapists who greeted me by my name before I even told them who I am.

Derma Dynamics used skincare products from Dermalogica and Sothys to take care of our skin, address our skin’s pressing concerns.

Superfood Cell Glow Facial Therapy is a 2.5 hours of facial indulgence consisting of 12 steps procedure that comes with Ageless Rejuvenating Facial and Eye Massage, Replenishing Eye Treatment and Happy Leg Relaxing Massage.

This facial therapy is exclusively formulated to reactivate even the laziest cells for optimal cellular function.

Step 1: Skin analysis using UV Skin Scanner

We put our head inside the scanner.

This scanner was able to capture all the skin issues I faced.
All my blackheads and whiteheads were visible under the scanner. The same for my uneven skin tone and scar marks.

After the analysis, my therapist, SK, led me to the room to change into the robe provided. We can choose either the thick and thin robe. I went for the thin one.

Got myself changed, it's time for treatment

Step 2: Double Cleansing to have a clean face.

Step 3: Exfoliation
An important step to in our skincare regime to remove dead skin cells and regaining radiance. The therapist will use the product based on our skin needs. Knowing my skin was sensitive, SK used the scrubs with multi-vitamins that did not caused abrasion or contained microbeads when rubbed.

Step 4: Steaming

While steaming, cotton pads were placed on our eyes to protect them for the steam.
Steaming helped to open up our pores for easy extraction of our blackheads and whiteheads.

Step 5: Extraction

Initially I was kind of afraid of the pain from extraction, but surprisingly the pain was just a mild one. SK used a tool to remove all these blackheads and whiteheads from my skin.

Step 6: Infusion of Customised Superfood

My skin was patted with the customised superfood to replenish the nutrients my skin needed and to ease the redness caused by the extraction. They are instant beautifiers to our skin, supercharged with higher concentration of active ingredients.

Step 7: Lymphatic Drainage Point Massage

SK used a tool for the facial and eye massage. This massage helped to improve blood circulation, lymphatic system and also face lifting. SK told me that some people may experienced discomfort, but for me, it felt so soothing that I totally relax myself. 

Step 8: Replenishing Eye Treatment

The eye treatment helped in blood circulation around our eye area.

Step 9: Ageless Rejuvenating Facial and Eye Massage

The massage was so comfortable till I nearly dozed off. It made me feel unwind from work, studies and all problems faced.

Step 10: Mask Time

Before applying the mask, SK put a thin layer of sheet covering my face.

The mask gave a chill sensation upon application. Just perfect after extraction.


Step 11: Happy Leg Relaxing Massage

My legs were wrapped up in towels and placed inside the air compressed bag that will tighten and release the pressure of our legs. The feeling is as though you are sitting on a massage chair.

After that, I was left for a good 20 minutes rest with the mask on and leg massage. I enjoyed the peacefulness and the relaxation that put me into sleepy mode, and soon dozing off.

Step 12: Application of moisturiser and sunblock

Pardon my messy hair
I felt rejuvenated after the 2.5 hours of facial therapy. After that, I went to test my skin using the scanner again. My skin has become brighter with blackheads and whiteheads being removed.

Thank you Derma Dynamics for give me this complementary service.

For those who are interested in trying the facial therapy, Derma Dynamics is offering Superfood Cell Glow Facial Trial at $50 only (worth $564). The appointment slots are filling up fast. 

So hurry and seize this opportunity.

For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/dermadynamics

Derma Dynamics
Blk 283 Bishan Street 22 
#01-197B 
Singapore 570283

Operating hours: 
Mon-Sat: 10:30am - 8:00pm 
Sun: 10:00am - 6:00pm

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