Thursday, March 23, 2017

[MAGNOLIA] Celebrating 80 years of goodness

At some point in time, everyone would have surely drunk or tasted milk. Since the day we were born, milk would have played a pivotal role in our life. What better way to reminisce about your fond memories of milk with a delicious cup of MAGNOLIA milk every morning! For 80 years, MAGNOLIA has been a vanguard of nutrition, nourishing the body with protein and nutrients to kick-start the day. It is therefore not surprising that MAGNOLIA has earned the trust among the young and old, across generations.

Milk is an ideal beverage for many good reasons, and it is also an excellent source of calcium that is essential for optimal bone strengthening. Milk is also a complete food item not only provides protein, but essential minerals as well. These range from magnesium, zinc and potassium and vitamins A & B.

On its debut in 1937, MAGNOLIA was packed in an iconic pyramid-shape container, which I found rather cute. Till today, MAGNOLIA has been a faithful steward of nutrition, and  continues to offer various innovative milk products that cater to all palates and lifestyle needs. 

As consumers of today are increasing their concern of their food intake, MAGNOLIA is proud to offer an extensive range of products that have been certified as Healthier Choice by Health Promotion Board. The Fresh Milk range is available in Plain and Chocolate Flavors! MAGNOLIA Plus range combines the goodness of Oats with Omega-3 to deliver added goodness in every serving of milk.

MAGNOLIA is celebrating their 80 years of trusted goodness with an exclusive range of MAGNOLIA Vintage mugs.

Consumers can redeem one out of four available MAGNOLIA Vintage Mug designs with every purchase of two 1L packs or one 2L bottle of MAGNOLIA Fresh Milk, or with two bottles of MAGNOLIA Yoghurt Smoothie (800ml). Redemption is available till 31 March 2017, only while stocks last, at supermarkets, hypermarkets and participating convenience stores and provision stores. 

Visit to learn more about MAGNOLIA’s story since the beginning or to discover the goodness of MAGNOLIA milk along with fun facts and recipes. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


I am certain that many people are familiar with BRAND’S® Chicken Essence just by sight of the unique bottles. I still remember those days that I burnt the midnight oil with the aid of the chicken essence to prepare myself for the examinations! BRAND’S® is a trusted brand for generations throughout the decades.
BRAND’S® is proud to introduce their latest innovation launch, BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen Essence. It is made of the finest collagen, that replenishes collagen to retain skin suppleness, and works powerfully with Astaxanthin (micro algae extract) to keep skin firm. It is suitable for ladies between 25-45 years old, and contains no added sugar, artificial colorings and preservatives.

BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen Essence is proven that its anti-oxidant power is 6000 times more powerful than Vitamin C, 800 times more powerful than CoQ and 500 times more powerful than Vitamin E.

As we age, our collagen level drops. Collagen is necessary as it supports the skin's foundation. It also improves firmness, elasticity and youthfulness of the skin. It is not enough to rely on application of creams and gels as they are only beneficial to the primary layer of our skin. Oral intake of collagen has a far more powerful effect and enable us to start glowing from within! 

I started to include BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen Essence as part of my skincare beauty regime. I chilled it before taking it every night, and it tasted refreshing. I hope to see significant results in 6 week's times!

In short, they are many benefits from adding this holistic treat to part of our beauty regime!

BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen Essence is available at all leading pharmacies and personal care stores at SGD62.90 (50ml x 12bottles). 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

[service review] D'skin Miracle Oxylight Facial Treatment

It was nice to be back to D'skin Prestige, after I last attended their opening in September last year. Thanks so much Brand Cellar for fixing my appointment.

Recently, an extra workload at my job was allocated to me and my stress levels rose significantly. This caused some issues to my complexion, I felt I looked weary and exhausted. Hence when opportunity was given to me to try out the D'skin Miracle Oxylight Facial Treatment, I knew I had to grab this precious chance. After all, it's been a long time since I've pampered myself with a nice facial treatment after work! 

At D'skin, they provide a detailed skin analysis for customers so that the most effective treatment which suits a customer's respective skin type can be matched.

I started off with an in-depth analysis of my skin, and with this machine, it tracked my pH, sebum and elasticity levels within minutes. According to the machine, my hydration, elasticity and pH levels results are pretty good, but my sebum level reading showed that I have dry skin and my overall complexion looked dull too.

D'skin Miracle Oxylight Facial Treatment is a relaxing facial treatment which involves pumping oxygen into the skin via an oxyjet and also lifts up the skin using infrared lights.

The facial therapist started off by removing my eye makeup and this was followed by a deep cleansing with gentle exfoliation. The facial treatment also included an extraction process, which played a big role for the cleansed skin to absorb the oxygenated water droplets. Cleansing and exfoliation helped to removes impurities as well as dead cells on the skin to provide more hydration, as well as smoothing fine lines on the face. 

I loved the experience of when the facial therapist pumped oxygen into my skin using the Oxyjet. The water molecules were so fine that it felt more like cold air being sprayed continuously against my face. 

After the oxygen infusion experience, a cool device emitting red infrared lights was then used to massage my skin gently, and it penetrates deep into the skin to regenerate and tone skin tissues, as well as improve blood circulation.

As per the therapist, red infrared light is used on mature skin as it deals well with anti-aging issues, while the blue light is used for acne-prone skin, as well as to eliminate bacteria and toxins. 

Mask-ing time! She placed the mask sheet on my face as a base and applied a very thick layer of mask cream to boost up my moisture levels. I felt a cooling sensation, especially when cream was gradually spread on my face. While having the mask on, she gave me a really good neck and shoulder massage. It soothed my muscles and stimulated my senses at the same time too. The smell of the massage cream is so calming and aromatic. Ooh! I'm in love with the scent! Thumbs up!

After the session, my skin was noticeably more radiant and glowing and I felt that my skin was suppler and smoother. I hope the results can maintain itself for at least a month or two. I enjoyed the D'skin Miracle Oxylight Facial Treatment, as I can really see a significant improvement in my complexion. I am in awe of this oxygen facial treatment, as it is worked well on all skin types include sensitive, acne-prone, dehydrated or even dull and tired skin. 

Do give a try on the oxygen facial treatment, as there are many benefits to help you restore moisture to your skin and say bye bye to weariness! 

The Miracle Oxylight Treatment is SGD498 for a 90 minute session. For first-timers, you can enjoy the same treatment for a trial price of SGD99. Please feel free to enquire with D'skin Prestige at their address below.

D'skin Prestige
Velocity @ Novena Square
238 Thomson Road
#03-04/05, Singapore 307683

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Cooking with Zhen Mei Wei

I was introduced to 'Zhen Mei Wei' during my previous food tasting session to the restaurant in Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia, and now I'll write up another cooking experiences with the restaurant's pre-made sauces! Read here for my previous cooking post.

Last Sunday, I decided to do another cooking session as lately I found myself enjoying the experience. With the help of the pre-made sauces from 'Zhen Mei Wei', it made cooking really easier!

I got my ingredients for my cooking from the wet market. Although shopping at the wet market is not my preferred choice as compared to say, supermarkets, the unique environment and cheaper prices won me over when I went to purchase ingredients for the cooking session.  

Below are the ingredients for Badong Seafood, and I used the pre-prepared Badong Paste. 

Everyone was singing praises on the Badong Seafood dish, and personally I liked it very much as well, as it complimented brown rice perfectly. 

Previously, I received a good response from my parents on the Belacan Paste on my last cooking session with long beans, so I decided to cook it again but I added lady fingers and eggplant as well! I called it 'Stir-fried three treasures in Belacan Paste'.

Thanks for reading, and do check out my space for more cooking experiences! 

I was glad to be invited to Baby's house for steamboat dinner. He did all the preparation which included getting the ingredients from supermarket all by himself and with the help of Auntie Vi. 

I love the soup base 'Bijin Nabe' which he had purchased from NTUC. According to him, it cost less than SGD7 for this pre-packed soup base!

During the steamboat session, I added Korean instant noodles into the soup, and the noodles tasted so delicious! I savored every bit of it. I look forward to another round of steamboat meal, and perhaps the next soup base I will try will be Budae Jjigae (Army Stew)!

Lastly, my update on my Pokémon Go...

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Gambero Rosso’s Top Italian Wines Roadshow

After four previous successful editions, Gambero Rosso’s Top Italian Wines Roadshow was back in Singapore for one day event at CHIJMES HALL. More than 1000 wines enthusiasts gathered together at one of the world’s most-anticipated Italian Wine Tours.

In this latest edition, Gambero Rosso’s Top Italian Wines Roadshow brought in over 60 top-notch Italian wineries that fully represent Italy's best! Italy is home to some of the world's oldest wineries which are lauded for its ancient craftsmanship in producing fine quality wines. Lately, Singapore is becoming a key wine-hub in South East Asia. The roadshow next headed over to Sydney, Australia after Singapore for the next leg of its tour.

I was glad to be invited to attend Gambero Rosso’s Top Italian Wines Roadshow 2017, and upon entering the premises, I was amazed by the numbers of tasting tables on offer, which had almost 300 wines from 64 wineries! There was also a comprehensive program of seminars led by Gambero Rosso’s best wine experts. I was pretty excited for the wine tasting during the event, as this was my first media-invite to the roadshow. 

The wine that caught my attention the most was the Felline Cicala Rose, as it was an impressive and aromatic wine. It tasted like juice but it contained an alcohol content of 13%. I love the intense berry flavor very much, as it is perfectly paired with pasta and salads

Thanks for the invite and I look forward to the next edition! 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Sparks by DBS

A handful of us were invited to the event was held at DBS Asia X, which is located at the Sandcrawler Building in Fusionopolis. The event was also attended by entrepreneurs, the media and bankers too.

During the event, we were treated to a sneak peek at DBS SPARKS Episode 6: 'New Beginnings'. DBS is so thoughtful to have prepared binge boxes for all attendees while watching the SPARKS mini-series

To watch the episodes of the mini-series, including the current episodes - go here!

Through this mini-series, DBS hopes to convey the true meaning of banking, whereby to change the perception that banking is only about transactions. DBS believes in going the extra mile for customers so that they can achieve their dreams and get more out of life. To make things happen, while leaving customers with the time and space to do what matters the most.

Since the launch in February 2016, DBS introduced Sparks Episodes 1-5 and their trailers have garnered more than 42 million views and over 1.7 million digital engagements across the region.

Sparks, by DBS, is an industry-first mini-series that follows a group of young bankers as they juggle between their work and their personal lives. Inspired by true stories, they challenge the status quo to go above and beyond when solving unusual client challenges conversations and meaningful experiences. 

The latest episode 6 launches today on the 17th of March 2017. This series was inspired by the true story of Zaya Learning Labs, and throughout the episode, it shows you how a social enterprise makes use of technology and innovation to bring education to children in low-income communities. This episode depicts the challenges Zaya faces as it challenges the current the education landscape and closes the educational gap to provide world-class learning to such communities. Zaya Learning Labs was the grand prize winner in the inaugural DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia. 

Apart from the preview of the latest episode, there was a panellist session too. meet 'n' greet - Neil D’Souza, Founder of Zaya Learning Labs, Dr Alex Lin, Head of SGInnovate, DBS Business Class Advisor, Gillian Tee, Co-founder and CEO of Homage and David Pong, Co-founder of WateROAM.

I was inspired by the panellists, as they shared with us on how their innovation came about, the challenges they faced and how social enterprises helped them to fulfil their dreams. 

Watch Sparks, and through these industry-first mini series, DBS hopes to spark new ideas and possibilities. Like the line from Walt Disney says, 'All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them!'