Saturday, November 30, 2013

[opening segment] Chriz Tong at Sundown Festival 2013

The annual Sundown Festival was back on the 16 November 2013 at Marina Promenade for the fifth time, and this year’s edition of Sundown Festival is a truly Asian music festival for all Asian lovers .
 
 
The Sundown Festival showcased a mixture of rock and pop Asian music acts hailing from 8 different countries. It is a celebration of a diverse range of Asian music and cultures with eight full hours of music, hence this outdoor fest was set to impress.


 
 
 Before the headlining acts from the eight Asian countries at night, our home-grown singer, Chriz Tong has an individual singing segment at the Sundown Festival this year too after her sold-out solo concert at the Recital Studio.

 
 


 
 Apart from music, Sundown Festival also showcased some best cultural acts and delicious street food at the Asian Street Food Village.



 
I was there as early as 4pm to show my support to our local act, Chriz Tong.
 
 
During her performance, she sang familiar TV theme songs and I was glad to hear that Sundown Festival is also supporting the local acts. It is definitely a privilege to listen to her singing once again.
 



 
Chriz's performance for the opening segment of Sundown Festival 2013 was splendid...



 
It was a pleasure for me to take a picture with her too...

 
I picked up a box of Peking Duck Crepes from the Asian Street Food Village, and I simply enjoy trying out the exotic street fare...

 
Stay tune for the night music concert from my favorite artistes...


 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

[product review] Bomb Cosmetics + African Black Soap

Time to reveal my products which I got from Shea, and a BIG THANK YOU to Shea for the products for my indulgence...
 
 
Cleansing Shower Butter - MINT CHOC CHIP


 
Here is one of the favorite products from Shea, MINT CHOC CHIP Cleansing Shower Butter. It smells exactly like Mint Choc Chip ice-cream, and it is also my first choice selection for ice-cream.
 
 
It comes in a tub just like ice-cream but in fact it is a shower gel which is semi–solid form crème butter form...

 
This shower butter contains rich Shea Butter and it is far superior to most other vegetable butters as it helps to prevent stretch marks and lighten scars marks, it is also contains essential oils which helps to moisturize our skin.

 
The usage of this product is pretty simple, just use a semi-wet shower sponge and scoop out the crème from the tub. Though the scent is pretty over-powering when you scoop out the crème, but it doesn’t linger on the body after bathing.

 
This product provides excellent results to keep my skin moisturised and smooth too at all times, a great product, indeed!


 
Blackberry Sour Shower Gel

 
 
 A new shower gel in store and it's called Blackberry Sour. It bears a refreshing fragrance. and I like this shower gel very much as the scent stays for a couple of hours. Most importantly, my skin feels wonderful!

 
And lastly, the African Black Soap. 

 
Pure African Black Soap is made of 100% pure shea butter cocoa butter and virgin palm oil, It has natural healing properties and is an excellent for control of both facial and body acne.

 
African Black Soap doesn’t look BLACK, but it fact, it looks more like a piece of fruit cake. 
 
 
It works as a gentle exfoliant and it can be used for the body as well as for the face too. What a handy and amazing piece of soap. Though it doesn't give much moisturising effect for the skin but it does cleanse my face very well and I feel refreshed after wash.


 Bomb Cosmetics offers a wide range selection of products that are suitable for everyone. They are the perfect gifts for all occasions, and for more information of the products, simply visit them at www.shea.com.sg

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

[Meet 'n' Greet] MasterChef Australia Contestant - AMINA EL SHAFEI


 Lifetime is an entertainment channel which offers high quality dramas, movies and reality shows, and MasterChef Australia is back with all new seasons as well as new contestants. MasterChef Australia Season 5 brings those who have passion and talents from their kitchen at home to the MasterChef kitchen. And now, MasterChef Australia Season 5 is showing on Lifetime Channel on Starhub CH514.
 
 
I was invited by Lifetime Channel to meet up Amina El Shafei, one of the most-liked contestants in MasterChef Australia Season 4.
 
 
Amina, a strong contender on MasterChef Australia Season 4, was one of the crowd favorites. She was born in Saudi Arabia before moving to Australia in the late 1980s.

 
Amina is blessed with a culinary expertise that originates from two different parts of the world – the Middle East and Asia, all thanks to her Egyptian dad and South Korean Mum. Her parents brought the old family recipes and techniques to the table. At 17, Amina decided to honor her Muslim faith by wearing the hijab. She is proud of her ethnicity and she holds her religion close to her heart, thus her cooking is often inspired by her strong Muslim roots.
 
 
Dine with Amina El Shafei was held at Food For Thought (FFF) at the Botanical Gardens, and I was pretty eager to meet her in person, kudos to all the proud sponsors who made the event a successful one...
 
 
 
 
While waiting for the cooking demo to be started, we girls took some selfy and indulgence ourselves with some wines...
 
 
During the Meet ‘n’ Greet session with Amina El Shafei, she demonstrated these two dishes from her recipes for all the invited guests...
 
 
 

It was a delightful night with Amina, as she shared her passion for cooking and exchanged some handy cooking tips as well as her recipes too...

 
  
 
 Sun Dried Tomato, Mushroom and Cream Cheese Pasta + Walnut, Vanilla Bean and Cream Cheese Wontons with Oranges and Orange Syrup.
 
 
After her cooking demonstration, we got the chance to try out her cooking and I enjoyed both her recipes very much. I helped myself to quite a few servings of the pasta...
 
 
I love the pasta as it tasted good and the penne was cooked till it was Al Dente...
 

 
My partner of the night at the Meet ‘n’ Greet session...

 
Apart from receiving good cooking tips and enjoyed her cooking, there was a photograph session too. Both Yingzi and I were eager and happy to get ourselves a photo taken with her.  
 

 
Amina is very friendly in person, and I really like her very much...
 
 
 
 
I love the premiums which were in the goody bag, and I can’t help posing myself with the ladle.. Hahaha!!

 
 
Thanks for the invite and I truly enjoyed myself at the Amina’s Dinner Event.