Saturday, February 28, 2015

Valentine Celebration 2015

My two important occasions have come and passed on this year's calendar, and that was my birthday in January, and 2 weeks after my birthday was Valentine's Day which was just over. Now, I am looking forward to April for my 2-week holiday to.... (will reveal soon)
 

Baby surprised me with a gift for me a night before Valentine Day, and I was surprised that It was from Coach. I thought we should begin to save up now for our long-awaited trip, but he insisted to get me something decent which I will like. Thanks Baby, you are the best!


This year, on Valentine's Day, we wanted to spend it simple by spending quality time together. Baby drove to Adam Park for some photo-taking session as this park bears a rich history in Singapore and it was the site of a battlefield way during World War II. 





I love my gift by Coach! My sweet Baby put on for me...Thanks Love!




I am glad that fate brought us together and here we are creating many fond memories together.


We went to Wafflelicious which is located at Upper Thomson Road, and this was my second visit as my first time was on my birthday in 2013. This waffle specialty shop offers an array of Belgium-style waffles to satisfy our craving.


We ordered the original waffle with a single scoop of Pistachio gelato, and a pot of TWG Tea (Sliver Moon Green Tea) to go along with our dessert.  

Thanks Baby for the sweet fix before our Crabby feast dinner, as we can't resist our affection for crabs. He booked a table for 2 at Momma Kong's Crab Shack which is located at Mosque Street (Chinatown area). This local eatery place offers a laid back setting to savor our local delicacies, Crabs in different cooking methods.



We were treated to a complimentary spoonful of Yu Sheng before we started of our dinner.


The price was slightly increased due to Valentine’s Day, and we paid an additional SGD6 for each crab ordered. We ordered a crab each of Black Pepper and Red Chilli. I personally prefer the Red Chilli to Black Pepper though many netizens are leaning their favourite choice  to the Black Pepper Crab.


I love the unique steamed/fried Mantou from Momma Kong's Crab Shack, as it layered like a croissant and the texture is soft too.


The Red Chilli Crab version at Momma Kong's Crab Shack is spicier and drier as compared to other places, but I wish it had more gravy as I had a hard time digging for gravy for the mantou.


We also had Tofu Chips to round up our meal, and it is healthier to choose tofu stick chips over chips. I enjoyed the spicy hot dip that came with the tofu sticks. I had a delightful dinner at Momma Kong's Crab Shack, and thanks Baby for the sweet-nothing arrangement.
 
 
 
I had a blissful Valentine’s Day this year, as I received an additional gift on this special day. Apart from the gift from Baby, Crème Simon delivered 2 of their signature products to my place! Thanks so much, Mademoiselle Simon. 

Lastly, my mommy got me a pair of jelly shoes from the heartland area, and Baby commented that they look like Elsa’s shoes in the popular movie, Frozen. Oh well, it is the heart that counts. I love you, Mommy!

  
  

Friday, February 27, 2015

[Alienware launch] New additions to Alienware portfolio

Alienware, a leader in high-performance gaming systems unveiled its latest Alienware 15 and 17 laptops and for the first time in Singapore, the Alienware Alpha Console! This event was held at the Altimate, at 1 Altitude. The new devices are a great new addition to the Alienware family portfolio.



 Alienware pushes all boundaries when it comes to bringing gamers the best visuals experience. All three laptops also provide optional touch-screen technology for maximum usability. Alienware 17 which retails at SGD2,699 offers a higher base graphics option and higher maximum CPU option than any other Alienware notebooks. 



 Alienware introduced its smallest gaming notebook, Alienware 13, and now Alienware came out with Alienware 15 and 17 that is as thinner and lighter than ever before, but most importantly, both of them provide gaming excellence!.



The new Alienware 15 has a weight of about 3.2KG and has dimensions of up to 34mm! On the other hand, the Alienware 17 is slightly bulkier by 0.4mm and finally, it acts as a scale of up to 3.7KG!


Avid gamers can opt for Alienware 17 for an immersive, graphics-intensive experience.  


The innovative Alienware Graphics Amplifier and legendary Area-51 desktop are to address the needs of enthusiast gamers that demand the most powerful gaming systems in the universe. The innovative Alienware Graphics Amplifier delivers top-notch desktop graphics performance when pairing up with Alienware 13, 15 or 17.  


The design of the Alienware Alpha console looks like a tiny video game console which is a bit smaller than the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with a petite 7.8 inches squared and 2.2 inches thick. It looks sleekly and classy with an illuminated Alienware logo with function as the power switch. 





Joanne and I simply love the breath-taking scenery, as 1-Altitude offers a great bird’s eye view of marina Bay! 









I was glad to be part of the launch party with my lovable friends.


Thanks Alienware and 1-Altitude for being so thoughtful to prepare for us with a sumptuous quick dinner fix, and we were blessed by their gesture.
  

Thanks so much for the invite, and we enjoyed trying out or hands-on the devices. I had a lovely night-out at the Alienware Launch with awesome friends and delicious food.  


Thursday, February 26, 2015

[I love 90s] Retrolicious 2015

I was glad to attend this year's Retrolicious concert, and this year, instead of artistes and acts from the 80's, we were treated to a spectacular show from acts from the 1990's!

Retrolicious 2015 was held at Fort Canning Park and it featured Tommy Page, Color Me Badd and All-4-One who had a big impact in the music industry in the 1990s.


 



Color Me Badd was the first act to be on stage, and they lit up the party mood with their popular song, 'All For Love'. When they sang 'I Adore Mi Amor', they drew cheers from the audience and they closed their set with 'I wanna Sex You Up' 

The 44 years old, Tommy Page kicked off his performance with 'Turn on the radio', and he lit up the entire concert-goers mood. He treated the crowd with a string of his chart-toppers, such as 'I'll Be Your Everything', 'When I dream of You', 'Painting in my Mind' and 'I break Down'.


The last and best act of the night was Male R&B quartet, All-4-One, and they opened their set with 'I Can Love You Like That’. We were thrilled with their smash hits like 'I Turn to You', 'So Much in Love' and of course everyone’s favorite / Grammy Award winning hit single, 'I Swear'.


I had a blast and nostalgic night with the 3 acts, and I look forward to the next edition of Retrolicious concert.


I simply can’t get enough of Tommy Page, so I've embedded 3 of my favorite songs which he never sang during his performance.


Tommy Page - WHENEVER YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES 

Tommy Page - I'LL NEVER FORGET YOU

TOMMY PAGE - JUST BEFORE

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

#blogmeetsg Networking Event

I attended the first meet-up #blogmeetsg networking event which was organised by Lucy Warring from Lulabelle Lifestyle. It was held at Edit Lifestyle which is located at Tanglin Road.


Edit Lifestyle is a stunning lifestyle store that offers everything you need for a stylish life in Singapore. The setting of the store makes me feel cozy and comfy.




We had a lovely night mingling with the bloggers and the participating brand reps/owners.


I love the macaroons from Hediard Café, and I will pop down to visit this café with my Baby soon.


The sweet treats continued with Leela's Fine Chocolates and we got to sample their chocolates during the event. The hand-made chocolates not only looked fabulous but tasted delicious too. I love the creative designs of the rugby shoes and high heels, which make an interesting gift for both men and ladies.



Hat of Cain presented their signature Panama hats and shared with us tips on how to take care of these hand woven hats.




All the hats come in different sizes and we tried it on in order to take pictures of ourselves! We were so happy that we got to keep the hats. Thanks so much for the generosity and hospitality!



Meryl was so lucky to win herself a leather woven bag from Naakka Enterprises. Rameela is the distributor of these stunning bags which in different sizes and colors. Do drop an email to rameela@naakkaenterprises.com for more information.

  

Apart from these delightful treats at the event, we each also had a gift bag to bring home with us after the end of the event. The following brands that were chosen were due to their artisan nature.



 I really like these colorful beaded bracelets from Jasper Living. I went to their online store and I saw some accessories that were named 'Nassim' & 'Killeney', which were very nice and I loved them very much.


I really find this ring from Shiva Designs Bespoke pretty unique. Shiva Designs Bespoke is known for their beautiful handmade works of art, furniture and interior accessories from artists/designers that are based around the world.

Lovely pop color silk thread bangles from Simone Irani.


 Appletree has a 100% cotton made gifts for children which is also muslim friendly! For me, I will either use it as a napkin for myself, or as drink coasters to host my friends at home. I love the leather key-ring very much. For more information, email Rameela Naakka at rameela@naakkaenterprises.com


Re+Focus Aromastick by Havaroma.


I was happy to try out one of their premium organic skincare trial set by Katharos Organics. They offer an array of products for different skin types to be selected from, and what's more, they throw in free delivery for all orders above SGD100 within Singapore.


Just my Type specialises in greeting cards and design art.


A lovely handmade jungle ornament or bag tag from Tamarind Living.


Thanks for the invite, and do stay tuned to my space and instagram (@dipmecocoa) as I will be feature some of the products soon!