Friday, November 17, 2017

Go cashless shopping at Audio House - Bendemeer Showroom

In 2004, Audio House was the first electronics store to offer the '7 Day Money-back Guarantee' with no question asked within the electronics industry in Singapore. Till date, the home-grown electronics chain for over 20 years Audio-House has made a bold move to be the first in the market to offer electronics to the public at an affordable price. There is now a 20% rebate being offered on top of having the lowest prices in Singapore!

 
Last year, in August, Audio House downsized to just one outlet at Bendemeer Road, closing down their store at Liang Court. Many have thought that Audio House was shrinking it's business through this move. However, the company is actually planning to pass these cost savings to their loyal customers, and to revamp their business concept! The flagship store at Bendemeer has been converted into a showroom that offers 100% cashless payment solutions. This new business strategy has now allowed Audio House to offer electronics at up to a 20% reduction from the lowest prices offered else where island wide!

 
Recently Audio House has revamped the entire showroom and payment system to bring forth a whole new shopping experience to its customers with a completely cashless payment concept. They are Singapore's first store that has gone completely cashless!


 

 
 
 For 10 days from the 11th to the 20th of November 2017, Audio House is giving out free SGD100 vouchers to all new members who sign up - www.audiohouse.com.sg
 
These vouchers will be given in SGD20 denominations, where these new members can offset each SGD20 voucher with every SGD100 spent. It is great savings for people who are looking to buy new electronic or to replace old or faulty ones! 

 
Customers can visit Audio House’s showroom to check out the latest home electronics, touch and feel them, as well as speak to the sales promoters to know more about the specifications or other details related to the products. After deciding on what to purchase, customers can then make their purchases via Audio House’s e-commerce platform, with arrangements of delivery and payments also completely done online. 
 
 The operating hours at Audio House are now shortened from 12.30pm to 9pm instead of previously at 11am to 9pm. However, customers can still browse and make purchases via Audio House’s e-commerce platform which is available 24/7. 
 
 
 
We had a hearty time shopping at the Audio House! Thanks Brand Cellar and Audio House for having us and rendering us with kind hospitality, as well for pampering us with more choices for electronics. Most importantly, thanks for keeping our pockets comfortable always with these affordable prices! 

 
Audio House
72 Bendemeer Road, Luzerne Building
#01-20/21/22 Singapore 339941
 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

[Gala Opening Night] THE SOUND OF MUSIC

One of the world's best loved musicals, 'THE SOUND OF MUSIC' is back in Singapore again at the MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands. Due to popular demand, the show has had it's run extended till the 3rd of December 2017.
 
'THE SOUND OF MUSIC' tells the uplifting true story of Maria, the fun-loving governess who changes the lives of the widowed Captain von Trapp and his seven children by re-introducing them to music. This musical is family-friendly entertainment for all ages, and 'THE SOUND OF MUSIC' hits all the right notes!

 
I was there for the play back in 2014, and I still enjoyed myself as much as I did 3 years ago. 'THE SOUND OF MUSIC' still touches my heart although this was my second time watching this musical. I love some of the memorable songs that were performed at the Musical Theatre stage, such as Climb Ev'ry Mountain, Edelweiss, The Lonely Goatherd, and of course, the main song, The Sound of Music!
 
 
The coveted roles of six out of the seven children that form the Von Trapp family are played by eighteen of Singapore’s most able young actors and actresses. The kids are the soul of the show, which is perhaps the ultimate family musical. The Von Trapp children were cast extremely well, as the chemistry between the children and other actors on set was perfect, and the delivery of the lines and singing was done very well.
 
 
I highly recommend this stunning production, so do bring your loved ones and family to watch 'THE SOUND OF MUSIC', as I am sure that this iconic musical is sure to work magic on both the young and old alike. 'THE SOUND OF MUSIC' is definitely proven to be timeless to all audiences around the world, and is not to be missed. Tickets are priced from SGD65 and are now on sale!
 
Thanks Sliding Doors Entertainment for the invite, and I truly had an impressive indulgence feast on the gala opening night. 


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

[random] Louis Vuitton - Time Capsule Exhibition + Banana Leaf PorkBriyani & Rainbow Prata

Baby and I made a trip down to ION Orchard for the Time Capsule Exhibition by Louis Vuitton in Singapore. This exhibition is to celebrate the history of the French Luxury brand, Louis Vuitton by showcasing a timeline of LV's 160 years of rich history in fashion.
 
 
Before we left the exhibition gallery, we were each given 2 sticker postcards as a keepsake. Thanks so much for the kind hospitality! 

 
Isetan Singapore at Scotts brings the latest fashion and amazing food from Italy at the new Isetan's Festival Italian campaign! I won a bottle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, which I collected with much relish. Thank for the lovely gift Isetan Singapore!
 
 
Baby and I love to learn more about fashion layering, especially since we mostly travel to cold countries for the holidays.
 
We attended a sharing session/workshop at Uniqlo, Orchard Central, and we got to meet up with local home-grown artist, Tiffany Loy. She shared with us on her thoughts and ideas on how to stretch our imagination on the many ways to dress up with Uniqlo clothing.

 
It was a pretty informative session, which gave us more inspiration to layer our clothing, whereby one can not only keep warm, but to look fashionable at the same time!


 
Baby was selected as a winner for the Grab weekly campaign, 'Hunt for Hello Kitty', and he got me the GrabHitch Dear Daniel plushie! It looks so cute, and I love it so much. Congrats Baby for being the winner, and I hope to win another design next week! 



 
It has been a long hiatus since we last visited Som Tam, at the Orchard Central. Baby suggested going there for our 'Fri-date' dinner. We ordered a plate of Krapow Gai (chicken basil) Rice Set and Deep Fried Chicken with Creamy Salted Egg Rice Set. We also shared a bowl of Tom Yum Koong. The damage was about SGD50, and thanks Baby for the lovely treat! 

 
There is a newly opened food joint - Banana Leaf Pork Briyani at Wave 9, Woodlands Industrial Park. Recently, it was a trending issue in Singapore as Chicken and Mutton Briyani are more commonly served, whereby Pork Briyani is something very rare/unheard of. This caused my curiosity to go up tremendously, and I just had to check it out. The eatery place is actually very near to Baby's apartment, so I kept bugging him to bring me there to try out their Pork Briyani.

 
The dish set comes with a whole hard-boiled egg, appetizing pickled vegetables and my favorite Papadum! I love the taste of the Curry Pork Rib, but this dish comes at a hefty price of SGD8 per set. Be warned!

 
The eatery place also offers Rainbow Prata which has been often seen on social media platforms lately. I regret to say that the Rainbow Prata was mediocre at best, as it was served cold, floppy and soft. It was not crispy at all. If you really must, purchase it once for it's unique colours and for photo taking but give it a miss thereafter. Rather, purchase the Pork Briyani instead as it was really delicious!

 
I end my post with a random Monday dinner at Xin Wang HK Café, Harbourfront Centre to lighten up my Monday blues. I love the Fried Spring Rolls every much. The damage was SGD40, and this meal made me feel that Monday wasn’t so bad after all. Thanks so much for popping by my humble space, and I hope you enjoy reading my little updates/happenings! 


Saturday, November 11, 2017

[service launch] The Science Behind Beauty Workshop at Uber Aesthetics

A couple of weeks ago, Tracy extended her invite to me to attend 'The Science Behind Beauty' Workshop and it was held at the Uber Aesthetics Clinic which has its location at MyVillage, Serangoon Gardens. During the workshop, we were introduced to various treatments which are available at the clinic.


 
We started off the session with Nose Threading, and it is one of the most popular non-surgical procedures with minimal downtime. This procedure is commonly known as 'lunch time' nose lift, and it only uses ultra-thin threads to be injected into the nose area, in order to achieve a sharper and more defined nasal bridge. The surgical threads are safe to use as they create new collagen within the skin which dissolves over time. 
 
The next treatment was on 'Botox', which I personally think has a significant level of pain. The demonstration had a patient with a vibrating device placed against his chin in order to distract him from the pain.

 
For this live demo, we were introduced to Dr Justin Boey and his patient, who underwent the nose threading and botox procedure. According to the patient, it was painless with no downtime, and he had a natural looking nose bridge definition, as well as a more defined jawline after the session! 


Next, we were introduced to another treatment called 'Ultherapy', a skin lifting treatment that only uses Ultrasound which is non-invasive. It provides an effective collagen regeneration and sustainable lifting effect on the skin naturally. The Ulthera treatment helps to lift the skin on the neck, under the chin, and on the eyebrow area. It also improves lines and wrinkles, so as to help achieve a fresher and more youthful look! 
 
Apart from the Ulthera treatment, we were also introduced to Zeltiq, a non-invasive fat reduction that helps to eliminate stubborn fats. This treatment uses a cool sculpting technology to freeze the fat and eventually reduces unwanted fat without a surgical procedure. The Zeltiq treatment is a highly effective yet safe and painless treatment.  


 
Many of you might be interested to know about Teeth Whitening with Gum Rejuvenation without visiting a dentist. Uber Aesthetics Clinic has introduced a procedure called BrightTonix, which uses low power radio-frequency (RF) to remove stains from teeth enamel, in order to achieve whiter teeth. The treatment on the whole only requires 15 minutes, and is a safe and painless treatment with no side effects.

 

 
This is a new treatment in the market, and I was delighted that Uber Aesthetics is one of few clinics in Singapore to offer this! Do give it a try as it provides remarkable results improvement and there is no restriction on the type of food consumed after the procedure. 

 
I hope this read-up can help you to understand and to get to know more about the treatments available at Uber Aesthetics Clinic! Lastly, thanks Affluence PR and Uber Aesthetics Clinic for hosting us at the workshop, and lastly thanks for pampering us with yummy canapés and beauty goodies!  


Friday, November 10, 2017

[launch event at Plaza Singapura] Enhanced DBS Multiplier Account + TwentyThirty.com

DBS has launched a new lifestyle platform for the tech savvy! Digital banking is now complemented by human connection, and I was glad to be part of the celebrations for the launch of said event at Plaza Singapura. This outlet has an open concept that is furnished with tables and chairs for patrons to chill/hang out with friends while doing bank transactions!



I love the 'Café within a banking branch' concept, which DBS created. Essentially, it is the bank with its usual facilities but with a 'Café' twist! By having this niche concept, a relaxed atmosphere is created for all customers, and I'm very certain everyone would be delighted to be greeted by the welcoming aroma of freshly brewed coffee when entering a bank!



There is a cosy lifestyle corner which features an industry-first VR corner for retirement planning, and patrons will be fully guided on how to go about planning for their retirement. During the event, we made use of this space for photo-taking!


At the branch, Cash Services Machines are conveniently located at the outlet, and they serve both cash deposits and withdrawals. 




We got to meet up with 'Pepper', the Humanoid Robot. Pepper's function at the outlet is to guide patrons on how to go about using the VTMs! Currently, there are 13 VTMs in 12 locations in Singapore and DBS is planning to install more than 20 machines by the end of 2017.


Besides being a usual cash machine, the Video Teller Machine (VTM) offers non-cash banking services 24 hours a day! Things such as issuance/replacement of Internet banking tokens and debit cards are now done in an instant, at any time!




DBS launched TwentyxThirty, an online initiative for young adults, and it is a hub that provides quality content that is of relevance to one's everyday living. TwentyxThirty provides young adults with useful information to help get them through their daily grind. The website covers topics like achieving your adulating milestones, career advice, money matters, as well as everything from travel to entertainment. 


Subscribe to their monthly newsletter on www.twentyxthirty.com and be the first to know about exclusive offers and events.


DBS also launched the enhanced DBS Multiplier Account, making it easier for them to qualify for higher interest rates on their account balances, with no minimum salary crediting amount and no minimum credit card spend. This is definitely an easier way to multiply your money! 


Watch your money multiply like bunnies with the DBS Multiplier Account when you credit your salary and transact in 1 or more of the following categories : Credit Card Expenditure, Home Loan Installment, Insurance and Investments! The higher the transaction amount, the higher the increase in your interest rate will be!


This programme was first introduced in 2014, and since its launch, the DBS Multiplier Account has seen an average account growth of 30% year-on-year. In order to have a better understanding of a young adult's financial needs and preferences, DBS conducted a survey with close to 1,000 young adults in Singapore. DBS discovered that many young adults felt that managing their finances took up a lot of their time, while some of them felt that it was too complicated, and was a barrier to achieving their financial goals, as they viewed it as being tied down by certain conditions.

With the enhanced DBS Multiplier Account, young adults need not worry about fulfilling restricted conditions, in order to enjoy higher interest rates on their account balances. DBS also lowering the minimum threshold for total eligible transactions to SGD2000 and the enhanced DBS Multiplier Account allows more young adults to qualify for higher interest rates, starting from the time they enter the workforce. It will allow more young adults to benefit from the higher interest rates as they take up relevant financial services based on their changing needs. DBS understands the need for flexibility in how young adults manage their finances. Therefore they can achieve their financial and life goals at an early stage in life! 



For those who are keen to know more about the enhanced DBS Multiplier Account or to apply, please www.dbs.com.sg/multi.