Tuesday, May 31, 2016

[LOGITECH] 2016 Party Collection M238 Wireless Mouse

 A lovely surprise from LOGITECH wrapped up the end of May 2016 for me, and thanks for 'inviting me to the party'
LOGITECH introduced their latest 2016 Party Collection - Retro inspired colorful mice. The collection was inspired by the 80s Memphis style of design that emphasises bright, contrasting colors and graphic patterns. The festive Party Collection featured an over-the-top mash-up of favorite things, which included cocktails, flamingos, popsicles and other energetic patterns.
The 2016 Party Collection mice are designed to brighten up any task as the designs are based on our favorite things by mixing them up together to create a wacky and unexpected mash-up that is trendy and inspires individual expressions!
 The 2016 Party Collection mice last up to 12 months on a single battery. Navigate smoothly and easily through web pages or documents with the comfortable scroll wheel. Lastly, the nano USB receiver allows you to roam up to 10 meters away.

The bold patterns and colors bring a touch of whimsical fun to the Logitech M238 Wireless Mouse designs, and the Logitech M238 Wireless Mouse is available from May 2016 onwards at the retail price of SGD29.

For more information, please visit www.logitech.com

Saturday, May 28, 2016

3D Gel Manicure by CL'athena Nails Salotto

When I was a teenager, I used to paint my nails with bright nail colors, as seeing my colorful nails brightened up my day. I used to regularly go to nail parlors for classic manicure, and I remembered the parlors used mainly OPI nail colors for all their sessions. I really liked the wide range of color selections from OPI, but I disliked the hassle of waiting for my nails to dry up completely.

Therefore during the recent years, I started to give nail wraps a try. It is a simple task to get your nails done. No time is required for drying and there are tons of nail wraps designs in the market to choose from. The downside to wraps are that they chip off pretty fast, within 1-2 weeks time. Recently, many of my friends have tried gel nails and they kept asking me to give it a try, as they are long lasting yet dry instantly. Sadly, due to my very bad habit of procrastinating, I've still yet to try out the goodness of gel nails... until recently!

My bestie, Jasmine introduced me to gel nails at CL'athena Nails Salotto which is located at The Bencoolen to try out the gel manicure services. This is definitely the first step for me to open up my experience to gel nails.

Upon entering the premises, I was greeted by the bright and cosy setting.

I was spoilt by choices as there were too many gorgeous designs to choose for the indecisive me!

The services provided from CL'athena Nails Salotto was top notch, as they made me felt at ease when doing the manicure. To be honest, I was kinda skeptical as this was my first time doing gel nails. The staff gave me assurance, and that I felt very comfortable throughout the entire session.

A tray full of 3D glitter nail-arts, and I added some of these sparkles to my nails!

I love gel nails as they can easily last for a month or so, and they do not chip off easily. My nails were done with 3D embellishments and with 3 candy pastel colors. After completion of the whole process, I found that I could still continue my daily lifestyle, without worrying about the condition of my 3D gel nails as they are as hard as stone!

I got my pretty nails done all thanks to CL'athena for pampering my nails. I felt that the price was pretty reasonable too.

In CL'athena Nails Salotto, they offer extensive treatments at affordable prices. They ensure every visit with them is a truly worthwhile experience.

CL'athena Nails Salotto

Address: 180 Bencoolen Street, The Bencoolen, #01-27, Singapore (189646) [Next to Bugis OG, [nearest MRT station: Rocher (DTL), Bugis (EWL)]

Tel: 6884 5403

Operating Hours: Mon-Sat: 10:30am to 7:30pm ; Sun and PH: 11am to 6pm

Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/CLathena-Nails-Salotto-224556167589249/

Thursday, May 26, 2016

[Running Clinic] My first train-up for Mizuno Ekiden Singapore 2016

The second instalment of the Mizuno Ekiden will take place on 16th of July, 2016 at The Promontory @ Marina Bay! This year, the race is making its first full-fledged Ekiden race in Singapore, at 4pm in the evening.

Ekiden is a term referring to a long distance relay running race in Japanese culture. There are two running categories (half marathon - 21.1km ; full marathon - 42.195km) for Mizuno Ekiden Singapore 2016. I signed up for the half marathon with my two running buddies (Tracy and Jasmine) together with my Baby. I will be the second runner for my team in this relay run.

To help us in preparation in our forthcoming run, Mizuno organised a series of running clinics for the runners. I attended the first running clinic that took place on a Saturday morning at the Singapore Sports Hub.

Coach Sham led us through the warm up exercises before our 4km/8km run training. We did the cool down exercise under his supervision too.

It was a pleasure to have him to guide us on the proper training and running techniques. Apart from Coach Sham, I was glad to have a group of young pacers with us and to encourage us along our run.

We wrapped up our training session with a group photo. Thanks for the arrangement, Mizuno!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

[EVENT LISTING] MISTER MAKER and the SHAPES LIVE on stage in Singapore

Mister Maker will be visiting his Mini Makers (children) in Singapore at the D’Marquee Downtown East Pasir Ris from 10th to 12th of June 2016!

Mister Maker is the ultimate arts and craft show for pre-schoolers and early primary years which teaches and entertains in many fun and imaginative ways. He is a real life character who makes art by drawing inspiration from everything and anything around him! He creates and makes pictures, objects and other things that come to life in his own fantasy art room.

Join CBeebies’ Mister Maker, on his first ever live theatre tour in Singapore together with a fabulous supporting cast with art at its heart! This fantastic live show will encourage Mini Makers and grown-ups to sing, dance and make some noise. Tickets are now on sale from www.sistic.com.sg or all Sistic outlets.
Mini Makers can catch also Mister Maker on CBeebies (StarHub Channel 303) daily from 10am-10.40am.

Season: 10 – 12 June 2016
Venue: D’Marquee Downtown East Pasir Ris
7 Shows Only - Friday 10/June: 6:00pm
Saturday 11/June: 12:00pm, 3:00pm and 8:00pm Sunday 12 June: 10:30pm, 2:00pm and 5:00pm
TICKET PRICE:​​​ From S$35* Excludes the booking fee of SGD$4 per ticket
BOOKINGS:​​INTERNET: www.sistic.com.sg and all Sistic outlets

Monday, May 23, 2016

[USA Travel] Day 1 in Las Vegas

Las Vegas. Here we come! 

After a short drive of about 2 to 3hours from Barstow, we finally reached the ultimate rich man's playground and entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas! Baby was of the opinion that since we are here, we should go big! Haha. We parked our car at the luxurious BELLAGIO, where we were to have our 2 nights stay!!

The Bellagio is a luxurious hotel and casino resort situated right in the middle of The Strip, which is long line/street of other resorts, hotels ad casinos! Based on province with the same name in Italy, the Bellagio is easily the most luxurious and beautiful hotel i've ever been to. At the main lobby and reception, there are over 2,000 hand-blown glass flowers etched on the ceiling, and it was quite simply, colorful!

Bellagio is also home to the resident act of Cirque du Soleil's Aquatic Production ‘O’!


Due to our early arrival in the morning, our room was not ready, and check in was only available after 3pm. We decided to leave our luggage in the car, and to explore 'Sin City' on foot! We walked around the strip, and we did some shopping too. It was in the late morning when we started our tour of the strip, and most of the famed Neon Lights were not turned on yet. However, the immense scale and design of each of the resorts and hotels were outstanding.

Two other resorts which I found very unique were the 'Parisian' and the 'New York New York', which are based on their respective real life counterpart cities!

On the strip, every hotel had a theme to it! For example, 'Caesar's Palace' was obviously themed after the Roman Empire, and featured many iconic Roman statues and architecture! They even had a mini arena aptly named 'The Coliseum'! 'The Luxor' had an Egyptian theme to it, and the hotel was shaped like a pyramid!

 Las Vegas is a shopping haven, and there are two premium outlets located at the North and South of the strip! Vegas is actually situated within a desert, and there was a small sandstorm when we were on the strip!!! The wind was very strong and stones/sand would actually be swept up and there was a real risk of getting it in the eyes and mouth. To avoid this, we hopped on to the RTC which has a payment term to keep using the bus for a day at USD8. Since our bus was on the way to the South Outlet, we decided to try that first.

On arrival at the South Outlet, we were rather famished so we decided to have a simple lunch at the food court. By now, we learnt that a single portion of food in the United States is more than enough for the both of us, as the portion size is very large. Our lunch consisted of a meatball pasta, a slice of pizza which was huge, and a medium coke. All this cost us USD14! 

As we were eager to head back to the Bellagio to check out our room, we left the outlet after a few hours of exploring. Now, a point to note is, the hotel actually took our number to call us once the room was ready, but when we were ready to leave the outlet between 4pm to 5pm, we still had no call. We arrived back at the front desk of the hotel to check if our room was ready. It was, but we casually mentioned that we were supposed to have gotten a call from the hotel on this. To our pleasant surprise, the hotel took this very seriously, and made up for this error by crediting an extra USD50 worth of credits for F&B which could be used anyway throughout the hotel, at any cafe or restaurant for any meal! I have to give props to the Bellagio for this splendid service!

We booked our hotel online, and there was a promotion for Bellagio Hotel as the room rate came with a USD80 food credit for us to use it on the dinner buffet.

We went up to our room, which was really really REALLY x 9999 spacious and posh, and was equipped with a full range of amenities. The room was amazing, and it had a brilliant view of the Vegas Strip, as well as the famous iconic Bellagio Fountains up front!

It was near dinner time, and night began to fall. The various neon lights came on, and it was very pretty! Since it was near dinner time, we had a quick wash up, and headed over to the 'Planet Hollywood' Hotel/Resort Casino, where our plan was to dine at Gordon Ramsey's 'Burgr' restaurant.

Not surprisingly, there was a huge crowd and queue at the restaurant, and I was tempted to give it a miss, but Baby insisted we queue up. Looking back, I'm rather relieved I gave in to queue up! After a short wait, we were lucky enough to be asked if we could dine at the bar instead of waiting for seats, and we readily agreed!

In my entire life, I've never really been a fan of burgers, and would only eat them sparingly. It is therefore, safe to say that this would probably be the best burger I've ever had! We each ordered a gourmet burger to ourselves, and not a crumb was left after the meal! The burger bun was very fluffy and light, yet had that baked crisp to it, and did not have that processed taste found in usual fast food burger buns. The patty itself was a delight, as you were allowed to have it cooked at your preference. We both took medium, and the charbroiled taste of the meat was sinfully delicious. OMG! I could never imagine a burger to actually taste this good! 'BRING ME BACK AGAIN PLS!!'

After our tantalizing dinner, we decided to walk it off by heading back to the Strip to wander around and to see the lights. If you took the Christmas deco and lights at Orchard Road during the festive period, multiply that by a factor of a million, you would have a rough idea what Vegas is like!

A key attraction at the Bellagio are the Fountains, which actually have a show that is played together with music at different intervals throughout the day. We decided to head back to the hotel to catch the last fountain performance of the day. I've always wanted to visit the Bellagio Fountains, and now I can finally cross this off my list! The size alone of the fountains is akin to a small lake, and the jet spray of the water constantly changed to form various patterns during the show. If you come to Vegas, you MUST see this attraction! I was very lucky, as we had got a room with a DIRECT VIEW of the fountain from our room!! No words can describe it, hence check out the photos.

After the show, we explored the interior of the hotel, as well as the casino. We tried our luck, and Lady Luck was smiling on Baby! He made a bit at the Blackjack table, and he had the sense to stop too while he was up! 

We took some random photos at the indoor garden which is located next to the hotel lobby.

I really enjoyed my stay in Las Vegas, and my next post/update will be more about my explorations in the city! Vegas is not only about 24-hour casinos and the resorts on the strip, but is also a great place for fashion premium outlets, as well as for up-scale shopping!