Tuesday, March 19, 2019

[launch event] Crazybaby Air 1S and Nano 1S True Wireless Headphones

Recently, my blogging friends and I were introduced to 'Crazybaby' that does Wireless Headphones.  We attended the launch event of the 'Crazybaby Air 1S' which was held at The Rose Room, Takashimaya.


The Crazybaby Air 1S True Wireless Headphones was awarded the 'iF DESIGN AWARD 2019' by iF International Forum Design GmbH. It is now available in Singapore! A point to note on this award ; It's an award that is recognized as a symbol of design excellence around the world.

 
Crazybaby Air 1S are enhanced with a wide bandwidth, a high signal reception efficiency, and a stable, robust connection within a 15-meter distance. 

 
 These are true wireless headphones designed for sports, offering uncompromising Hi-Fi sound quality to keep you pumped while you break a sweat. They are designed beautifully and are lightweight at only 4.5g. 
 
 
The portable charging capsule of the Crazybaby Air 1S delivers an impressive battery life of up to 12 hours. It also offers a higher charging efficiency than average. Charging for just 5 minutes restores the battery up to 20%.

 

I am quite attracted to the 'Crazybaby Nano 1S', as they have a sleek design. Most importantly, they have a wide selection of colours to choose from! I also love the anti-drop design which maximizes stability. Apart from that, the device fits comfortably and securely in one's ear canals. Most importantly, it has sweat resistance which is perfect for athletes and gym enthusiasts. 
 
 
Crazybaby was founded in 2015, and it is a pioneer in the industry for personal wireless audio equipment that has futuristic designs, as well as software services. Crazybaby aims to deliver a truly inspiring audio experience.
 
 
Crazybaby Air 1S is now available at Audio House, Best Denki, Challenger, Courts, Mustafa, Polaris, Popular, Singtel, SprintCass, Takashimaya, Tangs and Treoo.com. It is retailing at SGD279.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

[random - Part 02] G-FACTORY + All about food

Both Baby and I decided to get each other a Casio watch as our wedding Anniversary gifts, and therefore, we got each other a limited edition 'Shichifukujin' Japanese Gods of Fortune series! We are avid fans of G-shock watches, so these new watches are a joy! Thanks for putting me as your priority and taking care of my well-being baby!! Muaks!!


Most of us believe that 捞鱼生 during the CNY period can bring good luck. The higher one tosses the Yu Sheng, the better luck they have for the whole year. My lunch mates and I concluded our 元宵, which is the last day of the CNY as Chinese interpretation. with another round of a Yu Sheng session... We decided to settle ourselves at Soup Restaurant, Suntec City for our mini celebration. 


As usual, we ordered the 发财鱼生 for our joyous Yu Sheng celebration and I hope that I will 发发发 all the way till 2019... 

I had a fulfilling lunch with my lunch mates and the damage was about SGD191! 


Baby brought me to the newly opened Teochew Paradise Restauraunt which is located at Vivocity.


The food was delicious, and I enjoyed the comfort Teochew porridge every much. The damage was pricey as it cost us SGD85. Thanks Baby for the lovely dinner, and I will definitely re-consider dining here again. The yummy food served at the eatery place compensates for the hefty damage. 


I met up with Sweetie for a simple meal, a day before my HKG trip. We settled at the Flaming Don which is located at Bugis+. We had a good 2-hr of chatting at the eatery premises and lastly, thanks for the belated birthday treat! 


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

[food review] Hai Xian Lao 海鲜捞

For any Singaporean, a good hotpot/steamboat meal is definitely on our list of satisfying comfort food. Communal styled fare is very popular among asian culture. The steamboat hype has been going on for a long time in Singapore. It is now pretty common to see comfort hotpot fare such as Japanese Shabu Shabu, Chinese Huo Guo or Thai-styled mookata.


We are familiar with the traditional favourite soup bases like collagen soup or Ma la soup etc. At Hai Xian Lao 鲜捞, Diners can choose from 7 soup bases, including the Healthy Collagen, Tom Yum, Sichuan Spicy, Tomato, Laksa, Chicken, and and the in-house unique choice, Prawn Soup Base. I was overjoyed that Prawn Soup was offered at the premises, and I can’t wait to dive into the flavorful hot pot of rich prawn soup! 


We also started off on our dinner with a glass of Home-made Winter Melon and it tasted pretty good and refreshing.

Apart from the steamboat, we also had some side dishes, such as the Deep Fried Oyster and Crispy Pork. We loved the crispy pork meat very much. 



There are Three-Pot and Two-Pot options, and during our tasting, we were given the Three-Pot Steamboat. We tried the Healthy Collagen, Tom Yum and the Prawn Soup Base. Of the three soup bases that we tried, the Prawn Soup Base was the one i found the most delicious, as it bears a strong seafood fragrance in taste and will definitely appeal to those who appreciate intense flavors. 


The Healthy Collagen Soup Base was thick and flavorsome even before adding the ingredients, and the soup was enhanced by the wholesome ingredients with a nourishing taste that left us wanting more. The collagen soup is always the top choice for diners, and what I love most is their rich MSG-free soup. 


The meats were thin sliced delicately, and with the flavors of the meat, it enhanced the soup simultaneously and every sip of the soup tasted heavenly good! 



To balance our feast of meats, we were also given the 'Vegetable Favorite' - A selection of greens, corn, mushrooms and sliced carrots. The vegetables were placed in the basket freshly. 


Hai Xian Lao offers a wide array of ingredients to add into the hotpot, and among my favorites was the Special Marinated Chicken.


We ended our tasting with the house’s home-made dessert, Blueberry Marinated Pear. The dessert was a da bomb!


Thanks Hai Xian Lao 鲜捞 for having us, and QuandooSG for the invite! We will definitely return back for more hotpot fix with more friends in the near future! 


Reservations can be made via Quandoo!

 Hai Xian Lao

350 Orchard Road
Level 4, Isetan Shaw House
Singapore 238868
Mon-Sun: 11am-10pm



Saturday, March 9, 2019

[random - Part 01] All about food

Mom V got me another pair of Starbucks drink earrings that featured Mocha with Whipped Cream, and I love it so much. Thanks Mom Vi for pampering me!


Baby and I had cravings for zi char fare on a random weekday, so Baby drove down to our usual food haunt, Sum Kee Food which is located at Yeo’s Building. Yes, we had a filling and delightful dinner, as Sum Kee never fails to impress us with the food they serve. Thanks Baby for the meal! We love to indulge ourselves with nice food after a hard day at work, as it helps to recharge and rejuvenate us to meet new challenges!


Prior to our dinner, Meryl and Chewy did some old clothes donation at the Style Theory Capsule which is located at Nomadx @ Plaza Singapura. We played the claw machine which is located within the retail store, and we had so much fun there. We are like children when it comes to playtime, haha!



I met up with Meryl and Chewy to fulfil our mandatory CNY gathering. We settled our meal fix at Tyhoon Cafe. It brings the ‘Taste of Taiwan’ to sunny Singapore, and it is located at Plaza Singapura. The ambience was good that we found ourselves engaging in an enjoyable conversation. We had a delightful dinner, and we loved our desserts too! 



Meryl got me an ‘evil eye’ bracelet from Athens, Greece during her work flight. Thanks Babe!


I now stay at Woodlands on the weekends, so I suggested to Baby that we could try having dinner at Sun Plaza, Sembawang instead of heading to town. We settled at White Restaurant for my favorite 'Original White Mee Hoon'.


 I love the pleasant bite of the Mee Hoon, as it was cooked to perfection, and it was not too overly soft. The broth was flavorful and the overall taste was awesome. Baby helped to squeeze lime juice over the mee hoon. He also got an extra serving of sambal chilli for me, as he knows that this is a MUST for me! Apart from the White Mee Hoon, we also ordered Chinese Sausage Omelette and Steamed ‘Lala’ with Garlic and Chilli. The damage was about SGD36, and this was a small treat for him for being the nicest and most caring person, who never fails to shower me with the utmost love and concern at all times!


I end my post with my monthly dinner place with Baby. I frequently visit VivoCity, Kim Gary HK Restaurant, as they offer a wide selection of inexpensive set meals. Most importantly, I can utilize my member perks and discounts!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

[Time Out Singapore] Sneak preview INALA + [cafe-hopping] Arbite

Thanks Time Out Singapore, for the invite to the sneak preview of the Grammy-nominated show 'INALA'. It's an award-winning West End Zulu Ballet which will be making its Singapore debut at the Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands in June 2019.


The exclusive party was held at the Whiskey Library @ The Vagabond Club. Upon entering the luxe boutique hotel, The Vagabond Club, I was greeted by a stunning bold red velvety decor. The stunning atmosphere made it a perfect setting for the intimate sneak peek of INALA.


Both Baby and I had an unforgettable experience at the Time Out First Look: INALA by Sister Grimm. We indulged ourselves with champagne, wines, gin cocktails and a selection of delectable canapés.


 


I took many random OOTDs at the premises, and it was such a privilege to be part of the Exclusive Time Out first look event. We got to witness a remarkable showcase from the cast! Thanks once again for the invite as we enjoyed it very much.


   

Arbite is a cafe that serves All-day breakfast and is located on the second storey of a shop house along Serangoon Gardens. This is our first visit to the cafe. Baby previously wanted to try it as we sometimes drive by the place, so we decided to fulfill this whim! We also took the opportunity to have a mini Valentine's Day celebration! Arbite has limited dining capacity, hence advance booking is recommended.





I had the Arbite Breakfast, a fusion breakfast platter which consist of Ngoh Hiang Roll, soft-boiled egg, bacon, toast with butter, sautéed mushrooms, fresh greens, potato balls and a compressed pomegranate. It is an 'East meets West' interesting combination breakfast dish which delivered pretty well in both tastes and flavors. 


Baby had the traditional American breakfast, 'Egg Benedict'. Both of us enjoyed our meal at Arbite. Though we had a simple celebration, as long as I'm being with you, I'm happy and will always feel satisfied!


This year marks our second Valentine's Day celebration as man and wife, all I want from you is that when I'm feeling down, you continue to always have a shoulder for me to lean on and a bear hug awaiting me after a hard day's work! Lastly, thanks for being there for me whenever I am in need and all your patience that you have rendered to me all these years... I love you, Baby Hubby!!


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Gala Premiere of Matilda The Musical

An alert to those who hoarded a series of Roald Dahl books during your childhood, you’re in for a real treat! Matilda The Musical – a stage adaptation of the novel Matilda has arrived in Singapore. The Singapore season marks the first time the hit musical has ventured to Asia. Matilda The Musical was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and played to sold-out audiences at the RSC’s The Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in England for 12 weeks from November 2010 to January 2011.

 
The musical follows Matilda Wormwood, a precocious 5-year-old girl who loves reading and learning, but is unloved by her parents who pay her little attention. She is also bullied by her formidable school headmistress Miss Trunchbull. She overcomes her obstacles with the help of her class teacher Miss Honey and the Librarian Mrs Phelps. Together they give her the confidence to embrace her special gift. 

 
Inspired by the beloved book by the famous author Roald Dahl, Matilda The Musical has taken both London’s West End and Broadway by storm, garnering five-star reviews across the board. While the musical does follow closely to the original plot in the novel, the musical gives an alternate refreshing twist to the book. An example would be that the infamous child-tossing Miss Trunchbull is played by a man in the play!

 
I love the vivid stage sets which feature the wacky props like swings and colourful alphabet letters hung up all around the stage. With an awesome cast of young performers, Matilda inspires and delights audiences both young and old.

 
I had the pleasure to attend the Gala Premiere of Matilda The Musical all thanks to Base Entertainment Asia. This musical brought back some of my childhood memories! I would recommend this show to everyone, as it is a musical with fresh twists and is a delight to watch. Fans of the book will not be disappointed with this brilliant production

 
Charming, funny and full of hope, Matilda the Musical will delight little ones and transport you right back to your childhood. The musical brings the magic of Roald Dahl’s fictional world to Marina Bay Sands from now till 17 March 2019.