Sunday, October 22, 2017

Golden Autumn Celebrations at Resorts World Sentosa

Though mid-autumn festival may be over, the season of autumn is still ongoing. 

Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) has welcome autumn with the Golden Autumn Celebrations that was held at Waterfront until 12 November 2017.

A series of exciting cultural performances and entertainment, authentic Sichuan street delicacies and artisanal Chinese handicrafts direct from Chengdu are lined up for the guests.

Upon entering, we were welcomed by the gigantic 7-metre tall panda at China Fantasy zone. There will be lots of photograph moments awaiting the guests. We have fun taking all the photos throughout the journey.

I love how our different colour outfits contrast well together and shot a lively image. Thanks Tracy for the photo.

We were drawn to the stage because of the crowds gathered. We went over and witnessed the opening ceremony.

Exciting stage performance with talent from Sichuan was awaiting us after the ceremony. First up was the province's signature face mask-swapping show. The performer was quick in swapping the mask, it was too fast for our eyes to capture how they did it. It was quite an impressive performance.

Other than this, performances such as martial art skills from Shaolin Temple, long spouted Chinese teapot pouring, fire-breathing puppetry and etc were lined up for the guests.

Over at the China Fantasy Zone, the porcelain vases has was become the center of attention, this was the place that kept us occupied and busy capturing different shots.

The vase could possibly be the best installation among all the decorations in my opinion, especially the clear reflection of the vase from the pond. It portrayed a stunning visual treat.

Wearing a white dress out. The dress is versatile, I was able to wear it for work and outing with friends.

Luminous animals lighting up the pathway as we walked past.
How could we not stop by for photos.

With GF and Tracy, and our pet swan.
Cheers to our 6 years of friendship, glad to have the girls in my life. Never fail to have laughter everything the 3 of us met up.

We were given a panda plushie when we entered and our pandas found their mother panda.

Running 4 times every hour, there will be a 5 minutes spectacular 3D light show featuring the latest in projection mapping technology on a giant porcelain vase installation. The performance depicts the endearing classic tale of Moon goddess Chang'e and her beloved husband, Hou Yi.

God of Fortune welcoming us as we were about to entered Childhood Fantasy zone

Passing by the 12 Chinese zodiac animal signs. The first thing we did was to check out our own zodiac sign and see if our zodiac animal look the best.
With the God of Fortune and Chinese zodiac sign, it made us feel that Chinese New Year is approaching. Indeed, another 4 more months to go.

Rabbit looked cute, that's my grandmother's zodiac sign.

GF and I hopped on to the LED swing that will keep changing its colour. Both of us love playing swing, immersing ourselves into this children's dream-like fantasy playground.

Tracy and I having a swing together too. 
We drew the crowds over to this LED swing and after which, everyone started to sit on the swing and took photo too.

Thanks Tracy for the photo and bringing us to the event.

We were thrilled by the true-to-life size dinosaur figures that were right in front of us. It was as though we were transported to jurassic park. Let's escape from here.

There was also larger-than-life dinosaur egg replicas. GF and I went into the egg and have a photo together. Thanks Tracy for the photo.

We crossed over to Silk Road Fantasy zone where brought us to the historical journey across China's crossroad for trading and cultural exchanges. 

The pair of 4-metres tall twin swan lanterns  caught everyone's eyes when we passed by. They symbolize the coming together of different cultures during this golden period.

Our pathway were brightened up with a stretch of lanterns above us, lighting up our way. They were so beautiful.

A stretched of panda bidding good bye to us as we walked to the end of the trail.
It was a cultural night immersing ourselves into the exhibition of the Chinese handicrafts. We enjoyed the trail and have fun taking photos.

I was awed by the night view of the red palace, the lighting was so eye catching and you definitely won't miss it. 

If you wish to check out Golden Autumn Celebrations, you can purchase the ticket at the following price:
Monday to Thursday: $15 for adult / $12 for children / $8 for senior citizen
Friday to Sunday: $18 for adult / $15 for children / $9 for senior citizen

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Johor Bahru City Square: Ho Seng Kee + Baywatch Movie + Hui Lau Shan

It has been a monthly affair to travel to Johor Bahru (JB) for a feast and catch a movie.

We usually stayed around JB City Square if we did not stay over for a night because the shopping mall is just directly link to the custom, there is no need to travel around given that we only have 3.5 to 4 hours to spare.

JB City Square is the mall that I visited the most in JB due to its strategic location near the custom. The mall has everything we need from dining, shopping to watching a movie.

The first thing we did when we reach JB City Square was to buy bubble tea from Xuan Tea. We have taro milk tea with jelly cube. We initially wanted to order cookie & cream milk tea but no stock, so we switched back to taro milk tea.

We then went to grab some food before our movie show start at 5.45pm.

Having been to City Square for quite a number of times, I have never really explore level 6 except for watching movie. We incidentally found this place after buying our movie tickets. The wanton mee at Ho Seng Kee caught our attention, so we decided to go in and have a try.

Ho Seng Kee, 何成記 wanton mee has been an Nostalgic Flavour in Johor Bahru (JB) for over 81 years. Their noodles are homemade on a daily basis.

Wearing my new clothes out.
I bought this sleeveless top from JB early this year.

We ordered wanton mee and fried wanton for sharing. The fried wanton was very crispy and tasty.

The highlight of the dish was salmon fish wanton. The wanton contained the goodness of salmon and I could taste the goodness with every bite. Never know salmon and wanton can be such a good combination.

After the food, we went for our movie, Baywatch.

Legendary California lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) is frustrated when a cocky, hard-partying Olympic swimmer named Matt Brody (Zac Efron) joins his beach-patrol team. However, the two men must learn to work together when they stumble upon a criminal conspiracy.

Baywatch is a comedy and action packed movie that filled with laughter. We have a laugh over the movie.

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After the movie, we were to have more food. Coming to JB is always about eating, there is never a hungry moment when we are here.

We went to Hui Lau Shan 许留山 located at level 3 to have some dessert, our second time here.

I ordered Mango Steam Milk Pudding (RM7).
Been wanting to try this but everytime it has run out of stock when I came over at close to 9pm. It tasted good and quite filling.

We ordered Deluxe Mango Mochi (RM7) for sharing.

The mango mochi was thick, chewy and dry on the inside. It will taste better if there is mango juice oozing out when we bite it. 

Bf had Sago Duet with coconut ribbon add on (RM18).
We love the creamy and soothing sago.

Still not feeling full and satisfying, we dropped by J.CO to fill our tummy with donuts. We were spoil for choices at the variety of donuts available.

We bought 3 donuts at RM9.43.
The donuts were crunchy on the outside and soft in the inside. The topping were rich and sweet, we can't get enough of the doughy donuts.

Feeling satisfied, we were ready to leave JB and come back home. We will be back soon again. 
Good bye.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Review of Lynn Aesthetic Facial Treatment

I must have been so busy with all my commitments till I didn't went for facial for a long time, my last facial was probably in December last year. Now is about time where I should cater "me" time to pamper myself and take a few hours break from whatever I am busy with.

Thanks Sample Store for arranging, I have a pampering facial treatment done at Lynn Aesthetic, an established beauty parlour who has been around for the last 32 years.

Lynn Aesthetic is located in the neighbourhood of Hougang street which is within 10 minutes walk away from Kovan MRT station.

Lynn Aesthetic is a place that allows us to be disengaged from the real world. 
Upon entering, I experienced a different feeling. A very comfortable and calm ambience with the floral decorations and dim lighting. The place was really big, there is a spiral staircase that lead us to the second level where my treatment room is.

I was told that each room has a different theme and a service staff in-charge of the room.
I was being assigned to Caryn which is in-charge of the garden room.

The room was decorated by Caryn herself, the room looked so captivating when entered.
My first time being in a theme treatment room, I love the design of the room.

Time to change on to the robe.

This was how my skin looked before the facial.
My skin looked so dull, a facial is just what I need to brighten up my skin, making me look vibrant and refreshed.

I have chosen Young & Trendy Detox Facial, a detox is just what my skin need.
The Detox Facial accelerates the metabolism of the cell and recover our best skin condition. 

My facial began with double cleansing to remove trace of makeup and all impurities. Lying on the cosy bed with soothing music in the background and Caryn's helping me with the facial started to get me feeling sleepy.

Next, Caryn used rose toner to tone my skin. I love the smell, the smell was pleasant and not too overwhelming. It just smelled heavenly.

Gommage peel was used to remove the dead skin. After this step, my skin instantly brightened up and clean as all the dead skin were being rubbed away.

Steam was next.
This step helped to open up my pores for easy extraction of black and whiteheads. 

Caryn used an suction equipment to suck out the black and whiteheads, this is a painless process. Following that was the manual extraction. Extraction was the only unbearable part during the facial, just bear with it if you want a clean looking skin. Caryn was very patient in the extraction and did a thorough job in clearing impurities on my skin. Caryn also shared with me about how to take care of my sensitive skin and tips of choosing the products suitable for my skin. This is useful for me so I know what type of products I should buy in future.

After which was eyebrow trimming.

The toughest part was already over, time for relaxation.
Caryn applied the serum on my skin and used a device to allow the serum to penetrate into my skin and locked the moisture.

Lip and eye care were next.
Following that was face, shoulder and head massage using detox gel. Do let the service staff knows if the force used is too strong for you.

Co2 Cream Mask was being applied, allowing me to have a good 20 minutes of rest. While the mask was on, Caryn gave me a hand massage during essential oil. So comfortable that I fell asleep and then woke up to rejuvenated skin.
Ended off my facial session with the application of toner and cream after removal of the mask.

I have a cup of tea before I left Lynn Aesthetic.

After the facial, I could instantly see the result. My skin has brightened up and shine with radiance from my initial dulling looking skin. My skin become supple and dewy.

My skin felt hydrated right after the facial.
It is good to indulge in facial once in awhile to clear away the impurities and better absorb all the nutrients.

My skin still looking bright and supple after 2 days.
I have a good 2 hours with Lynn Aesthetic. If you are interested in reading more reviews on Lynn Aesthetic's treatment, you can click on the link here.

For more information, please visit http://www.lynnaesthetic.com.sg

Lynn Aesthetic 
Blk 211, Hougang St 21, 
#01-317 Singapore 530211 (Nearest MRT Station: NEL Kovan)
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri : 10am - 9pm 
 Sat,Sun,PH : 10am - 6pm
Contact Number: 6289 8901 (Booking of appointment)

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