Sunday, March 26, 2017

Early Christmas with Sophisca

I have an early Christmas spent with the girls at Sophisca.

With Christmas just 3 weeks away, I went on a Christmas candy shopping with my girls. Sophisca is a familiar brand to us as we have been there together for numerous times. We love the cute and unique packaging of the candies. With Christmas approaching, they have launched a series of Christmas collection.

Here were some of their collections:

X-mas piggybank at $8.30 each, available in Santa Clause and Snowman design.

All these christmas gifts are within the price range of $5 to $15.

The trio. We loved the Christmas stocking bags.
Thanks GF for the photo.

The container looked so cute, after finishing the chocolates, you can keep the container for decoration purposes. They are too adorable to dispose away.

Christmas Cottage which makes a good decor.
A cottage filled with the jolly season.

Christmas socks that were packed with goodies.

With Jas and GF. 
We shared many good and fun moments together.
Thanks GF for the photo.

We spotted this lipstick chocolate, they looked so real just like the real lipstick, except this was edible.
It looked similar to the lipstick chocolate I got for my friends in Malacca. 
The lipstick chocolate is selling at 2 for $15.80.

The girls were touching up our lips to make them glow, that's what girls always do.
It was a lovely afternoon meet up with the girls. See you girls soon again.

Ended my day off with a sweet indulgence at Gelateria Italia @ Bugis Plus. We have cookie n cream and chocolate flavour. I love gelato because it has a richer and smoother taste of the flavours Most importantly, it contains lower fats than ice-cream. I can eat without having the guilt of getting fat.

This is how I spent my Sunday meeting with all my favourite people, hope you have a great Sunday too.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Johor Bahru KSL City Mall: Taiwan Receipe + Sushi King

Taking a break from my studies to enjoy the good weekend before I go 闭关 for my year end exam.
A good weekend to me will be indulging in good food with great companion, enjoying some sight-seeing and shopping.

It's been 4 months since I last visited Malaysia so I decided to visit our neighbouring state, Johor Bahru (JB), for shopping and eating.

After a quick lunch at McDonald @ Bukit Batok, we took a train down to Kranji and board bus 171 to Woodland checkpoint. I haven't travel by public transport in to JB for a long time. Luckily, my friend knew the way so I just tag along.

After scanning of passport at Woodland checkpoint, we then queued for bus 171 again which brought us to JB custom. There was a jam as usual at JB custom and we queued for an hour before we could get our passport stamp.

After clearance, we took a cab down to KSL City Mall for RM11. I have not been to KSL for a long long time, immediately began my shopping spree the moment I reached. It was nearly 4pm by then. Didn't see much stuff that I like so I only got a off shoulder top.

We passed by Taiwan Receipe at LG level and I was attracted by their cute bonsai ice-cream. We then went in for some dessert fix.

Ice-cream treats are perfect to have during hot days. 
I have the bonsai ice-cream at RM5.90. Beneath the chocolate chip was just the normal chocolate ice-cream.

Mango snowy ice at RM13.90.
The portion was generous.

We were pretty much done with shopping at the mall, proceed for dinner next. I got another big bag of tidbits from Tesco.

We have our dinner at Sushi King located at LG floor. Sushi King serves quality sushi and other Japanese cuisine at affordable prices in a warm and friendly environment.

Here were some of our selection of food:

Vinegared rice balls topped with fresh premium salmon.

The fresh raw sashimi were sliced to perfection with the moisture retained in it.

Soft shell crab tempura.
The soft shell crab has a crunchy texture on the outside and tender soft in the inside. One can feel the crispiness and freshness at the same time. 

The soft and tasty chawanmushi to end off my meal.
The charging was valuable in my opinion, the bill came up to RM68.

The happy and satisfied us left KSL and cab back to City Square for local delicacies shopping before heading back to Singapore. It was 9 plus when we reached Singapore. 

I enjoyed myself during this half day trip to JB, can't wait to go back again for the good food and shopping. 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Premiere of DBS SPARKS Episode 6

DBS Bank, a Singaporean multinational banking and financial services corporation that all of us are familiar with, has launched the industry first mini-series, DBS SPARKS.

SPARKS is inspired by true stories that evolves around a group of young bankers on their work and personal lives. They challenge the status quo to go above and beyond when solving unusual client challenges. 
DBS hopes to convey the true meaning of banking, and to change the mindset that banking is only about transactions.

You can watch the past episode here.

It did touched my heart and change my mindset. No matter what occupation we are in, we should always go beyond our core in understanding the client situation, helping them to achieve their dream and making them happen. Life is not about making income, it's about creating an impact in others.

We were treated to the preview of latest episode of the mini-series.

Watch episode 6 trailer here.

Episode 6 will be launched on March 17. The episode explores how a social enterprise, Zaya Learning Labs, makes use of technology and innovation to bring education to children in low-income communities. 

The event was held at DBS Asia X, located at Sandcrawler Building in Fusionopolis. The event was attended by entrepreneurs, media and bankers too.

What's watching drama without snacks?
DBS is so thoughtful, they have prepared these snack boxes for all of us.

Besides the preview of the latest episode, DBS has arranged the panelists seesion on Digital Disruption For Impact – Digital SMEs of the Future.

From left to right: 
1. Neil D’Souza - Founder of Zaya Learning Labs
2. Dr Alex Lin - Head of SGInnovate, DBS BusinessClass Advisor
3. Gillian Tee - Co-founder and CEO of Homage.
4. David Pong - Co-founder of WateROAM

The panelists have shared with us how their innovation came about, the challenges faced and how social enterprises help them.

Social enterprises are businesses that have a social mission at the core of what they do by offering innovative and scalable solutions to society's most pressing social issues. 

DBS Foundation provides holistic support to social enterprises to enable their success and help scale their social impact. In 2015 and 2016, the DBS Foundation awarded more than $2 million in grants to social enterprises across Asia. The winners in 2016 includes Homage and WateROAM. They really deserved the winning, you can feel the passion in them and the things they do are meaningful and make a significant difference in people's lives. They inspired me to become a better person, wanting to do more and give back to the society.

Don't be afraid to dream big, nothing is impossible. 
Believe in yourself and you will be able to succeed. 


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