Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Looking back at 2013

Another year has gone by, a fresh new year is here.

It is time for my yearly reflection on what I had done in 2013. I felt that I had grown up a little and become more matured in my thinking. Back then when I was younger, having fun was all that's all that matters to me. Now that I am getting older and older, I begin to think about what do I want to achieve in my life before I hit my big 3 and how should I go about to achieve my goals.

Yeah, so for 2014, this will be what I am concentrating on.

All right, back to the topic of looking back at 2013. Has 2013 been a great year to you?

Well, for me, although 2013 is not my favourite year among the previous, but it has been a decent year for me. Now let me share with you some of my favourite moments of 2013:

January 2013

Launch of Samsung Mobile PIN‏ with SKarf and Olivia Ong.

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A star-struck night where I got to take photos and getting upclose with Samsung’s celebrity ambassadors, K-Pop girl group SKarf and Olivia Ong. This was really a rare opportunity where we could take photos with them. They were really friendly in person. 

Feburary 2013

Lunar 15th of the month: Yuan Xiao Jie.

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Chinese New Year festive celebration is everybody's favourite where you have a great family gathering with relatives. Chinese New Year is the only period where everyone will gather together and get engaged in family involvement.

Gambling is one of the entertainment that people look forward during Chinese New Year. Be it poker cards, mahjong or dice. New year brings in new luck, it symbolises a prosperity start. Huat ar!

March 2013

My glory moment - MINDEF Committee of Supply 2013.

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For the first time ever, my name was being mentioned in an Official Release by MINDEF.  

During the speech by Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Defence and National Development, Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman, there is a paragraph on Singaporeans support for NS which help to strengthen commitment to defence and I was being mentioned. Below is the paragraph quoted from the speech:

"it is also encouraging to see Singaporeans driving initiatives which help to strengthen commitment to defence. Some of you may have watched Jack Neo's films Ah Boys to Men and Ah Boys to Men 2. The films struck a chord in many Singaporeans with their candid portrayal of Army life, becoming the highest-grossing Singapore films of all time. This sentiment was vividly captured by Ms Heng Shu Qing, who wrote after watching the first instalment that "Ah Boys to Men tells a story that will touch the heart of every Singaporean. It is not merely just a laugh but to remind us that our independence did not come by so easily. So love our land and never take it for granted." We look forward to more such initiatives, which bring richness to our NS story and underscore the public's support for NS."

I did not expect writing a short view about the movie, Ah Boys to Men, would actually mean so much. Seriously, words can't describe how happy I am.

April 2013

The Imperial Body Spa at Chinois Spa.

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I had a good spa experience at Chinois Spa with the jacuzzi soak and a soothing full body massage. It soothed my body and de-stress my muscle aches. It helped to relieve the anxiety.

Life is not just about work. We should take some time off for relaxation and rejuvenate ourselves.

May 2013

A Trip to Singapore Zoo.

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The last time I went to zoo was like nearly 10 years ago and zoo is one of places of attraction that I really want to visit again. I also met up with my childhood friend, Jessie, after a long time. Both of us had way to much things to catch up and update on. It was a fulfilling trip.

June 2013

Crab Feast @ PARKROYAL Plaza Brasserie‏.

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Dinner at Plaza Brasserie was always so enjoyable. Loved hanging out with my awesome friends for dinner, we had so much to talk about everytime we met.
Great food + great companion = awesome!

Thanks Karen for having us (:

June 2013

SHINE Youth Festival Bash 2013‏ @ Universal Studios Singapore.

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Wow, this was already my third year participating in SHINE Youth Festival. This festival has encouraged youths to act on their passions and champion causes for the community. I truly enjoyed myself that night and I am grateful for it. It was the most meaningful SHINE event that I attended.

August 2013

B.A.P Live on Earth Singapore Concert @ The Star Theatre.

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The Korean Wave has conquer the world. Many of us are addicted to it, I am no exception. It's been a super long time since I last attend a kpop concert. Thanks F&N Sparkling Drinks for the tickets.
The boys just literally melt my heart.

I had a great 2 hours with the boys. B.A.P had put up a wonderful performance, congratulations to the boys for the success in their first world tour. Hope that I have the chance to see the boys again.

September 2013

Big Bang's Concert at 2013 Formula 1 (F1) Singtel Singapore Grand Prix Day 1.

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I had been counting down day and night for this date to arrive. It will be my first time watching Big Bang live performance. This was my first time waiting for 4 hours before the start of the concert. I was there rather early in order to get inside fan zone.

Upon seeing the boys. I could feel the 4 hours of waiting immediately paid off. I was charmed by their action. G Dragon, TOP, Taeyang, Daesung and Seungri rocked my night.

What I like about Big Bang is their b-boy look, their music talent, infectious tracks and high energy stage performances. I really love attending concert and watching the performance live.

October 2013

Sentosa Spooktacular 2013 Media Preview Night.

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This marked my second year to Spooktacular. This year, we wre being transported into the world of Thai Horror movies. The five haunted trails were inspired by GTH’s most horrifying movies – Coming Soon, Shutter, Dorm, Pee Mak and Body.

Instead of watching the horror movies on screen, we experienced the trigger of all five senses of sight, smell, sound, touch and the dry taste of fear experienced by our human body.

The six of us had survived through the haunted trails together. So glad to have each other companion throughout the five trails.

I must say this is the most fearful Halloween that I had ever been to, I had never scream so much before in my entire life. The haunted trails are really spine chilling. Despite being the most scary one, it is also the best Halloween that I have attended. The satisfaction I get after surviving through the series of horror movies were priceless.

November 2013

A short getaway to Universal Studios Singapore (USS)

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After hearing so many views of others on USS, I was tempted to visit USS and experience it myself.

Revenge of the Mummy was the most memorable ride that I had tried. To me, the scariest part was not the part where we were being pull back but the part where we zoomed down. It was mind blowing. The speed was hell fast then expected and I was screaming away during this part. But nevertheless, it was still an awesome ride.

I really had a great time spent at USS, it was an unforgettable experience for me. The rides were really good and I feel like sitting them again. I wish to go back again for more rides and more photo taking.

December 2013

The Manhattan FISH MARKET's New Menu Food-tasting Session.

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The Manhattan FISH MARKET had unveiled a new menu and I was invited to try their new menu food tasting session.

My favourite dish was Quad Delight,. The fried country mushroom and fried calamari were served piping hot and they were fried till perfection. Every bite was delicious and it made me want to have more.

Thank you The Manhattan FISH MARKET for the wonderful dinner and great service rendered. I can't wait to visit again for more.


So this sum up some of my favourite highlights of 2013. 
Hope 2014 will be a great and exciting year for me.

Goodbye 2013, hello 2014.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Mygenlife Drinks (Bustful) - Beauty Supplement Drinks

In today's society, more and more people are becoming health conscious and started consuming supplement to achieve youthful skin, slimming, detox, beauty collagen, whitening, taking in nutrients and busting. 

I am no exception. 

With courtesy from Sample Store, today I will be reviewing on the latest beauty supplement drinks that was launched this December:

Mygenlife Beauty Drinks.

Mygenlife beauty drinks is available in 5 exciting variation - Slimming, Detox, Beauty Collagen, Whitening and Bustful.

And I gotten Mygenlife Bustful Nectar drink.

Bustful Nectar drink is a safe and natural drink-type supplement to nourish breast tissues. It also firms up and tones your bust.

There are a total of 6 bottles in a box. Each bottle contains 50ml of serving.

Main Ingredients

- Collagen Peptide ( Patent ) renders elasticity to the breasts, nourishes the ligaments to boost the bust line. 
- Pueraria Mirifica is a great source of classical phytoestrogens that supports development of your bust. 
- Green Papaya Juice has a rare enzyme that supports and simulates breast glands which is beneficial to your bust line. 
- Wild Yam ( Dioscoreae Rhizoma ) containts phytonutrients that supports the stimulation of breast growth. In addition, it is beneficial to women’s reproductive health.

I love the pink packaging of the bottle, they are so lovely.

It is recommended to consume 1 bottle a day.
 However if you are nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition, please consult a doctor before consuming this product. 

Time to try out the supplement drink.

The taste of the drink resembles prune juice, it has thick and juicy texture. It taste a little bitter due to the wild yam. Overall, the taste is still acceptable for me. 

It is small in size which allows me to carry it everywhere I go. The 6 bottles will be able to last me for 6 days. Results may vary and shown only after a few weeks. I believe if I take the drinks constantly, I will be able to see the significant result. Though each box costs $49.90, but this will definitely be cheaper than undergo bust firming treatment or even surgery. 

If you are interested in Mygenlife Bustful Nectar drink, it is available in Guardian and Hannah Holding Website at $49.90 per box.

Regain your confidence with Mygenlife Beauty Drinks now.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Nick's wedding lunch at Intercontinental Singapore

About a month ago, I received a wedding invitation from Nick about his wedding lunch on 29 December 2013. 

Yeah, so a month has actually passed so freaking fast and here comes his big day:

Congratulations, Nick.
You have now move on to a new stage of life where you give commitment to your another half. Wish you a blissful marriage and happily ever after.

The wedding lunch was held at Intercontinental Singapore which is located in the Bugis precinct. This was my first time at Intercontinental Singapore for banquet. 

Nowadays, wedding lunch are getting more and more common because sometimes, dinner slot is simply hard to get. 

I find that wedding lunch is also better, especially when it falls on Sunday, people tends to stay longer and finish their meals. I noticed for dinner, some of the people left during the 5th or 6th course being served because there is school or work the next day.

Here comes the bride and groom at their best moment.
I seriously think that every bride and groom look so stunning on their big day. With different hairstyle and makeup on, they seemed to transform into a different person.

We headed outside for some photo-taking.
Upon entering the hotel, I could immediately feel the strong Peranakan heritage. Especially this staircase, like the one in the drama series of The Little Nyonya 小娘惹.

The lunch khaki group.

Gonna take a group photo of the staircase, this spot is really good for photo-taking.

Hmm, what is it that the president and president's wife are discussing about? President's wife don't seem to be happy.

The family portrait of father, mother and son. It seems obvious who is playing what role right? Hehe..

Rainie and I in the dark.

More and more people started to join us for the staircase photoshoot.
Hmmm, this couple here very ai yan, macchiam today is their wedding like that. Lol.

The next dish was here when we went in.
Shall finish this before we headed out again. 

One last photo of the staircase.

This picture brought me back to old school days where we would always see President and President's wife photo hung up high on the wall.

Hmm, now that the two of them were standing high up. It does look alike like my memories right?

My favourite Ee Mian.

It was a nice afternoon gathering. So after the lunch, I sent Lorraine back because she was a little tipsy after 5 glasses of beer. She went a little high that day. Lol.

It was only 5pm when I reached home. I had some quality time to do my stuffs before the day ended.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Sponsored Review: Itoh Collagen Powder

Knock! Knock!
Yeah, just received a parcel from Sample Store:

It's Itoh Collagen Powder.

Collagen is a protein that is essential in our body. Collagen is responsible for keeping our skin firm and supple as well as renewal of skin cells.

As we age, the production of collagen in our body will decrease and this leads to facial sagging and wrinkles. Our body composition starts to slow down after the age of 25. Hence, it is important to ensure that there is sufficient collagen in our body to maintain youthful appearance and beautiful skin.

And the secret to keeping you forever young lies in the beauty supplement of collagen:
Itoh Collagen Powder.

Itoh Collagen Powder is endorsed by Kevin 老师, Taiwan celebrity beauty guru.

Itoh Collagen Powder is Color-less, Tasteless, Non-Sugar and Non-fat Collagen Powder.
It is manufactured and imported from Japan Fragrance-free, no preservative and its 100% natural and pure collagen.

There are a total of 14 sachets in each box. Each sachet contains 3000mg of Collagen that can be dissolve to any drink or soup. 

Molecular powder enhance the absorption of collagen, to capture all the benefits that collagen contributes. 

It can be taken throughout the day. We can consume 1-3 sachets per day. It is best recommended to take it on an empty stomach any time or before sleeping.

Itoh collagen is natural and free of chemical compositions. It is suitable for all skin types, but bear in mind, it is non-halal and not suitable for vegetarian.

Let's try it out.
ITOH collagen can be added directly to hot soup or drinks such as coffee, juice, milk or water.

I made a cup of honey drink in the morning before my breakfast.

Pour the sachet into my drink.

Stir the collagen powder until it is fully dissolved.

Itoh Collagen Powder is really tasteless, it tastes just like the honey drink I used to have. 

My review:

Initially I was skeptical in trying out the collagen because I was afraid that it might have the fishy smell in it. But after reading the product description, I decided to give it a try. The collagen powder indeed live up to its claim, it is colourless and tasteless. It goes well with my honey drink or even hot milo. I am having a sachet of Itoh Collagen Powder every morning now.

Not to worry if you did not see any significant result after consuming. As ITOH Collagen is formulated through high purification, it can be easily assimilated by our body system. Hence, result is usually visible after 1-2 weeks.

Itoh Collagen Powder is available in Guardian Store at $49.90/Box (14 sachets).

Alternatively, you can also redeem a sample box of ITOH Collagen Powder containing 3pcs worth $10.69 at Sample Store now. For more information, please visit https://www.samplestore.com/product/details/2729/0/name-itoh-collagen-powder


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