Monday, October 30, 2017

[food review] Ice Bucket at IOI City Mall, Putrajaya

On a random weekend, I met up with my Malaysia-based Blogger friend, Shirley in KL during my short weekend getaway. As usual, she picked me at Uncle Mike’s place, and from there we drove for another 30mins to IOI City Mall which is located at Putrajaya for a tasting session.
 
 
 This was my first time to the mall, hence I took the opportunity to wander around for some shopping before heading to our tasting event. Apart from doing my favorite thing, 'SHOPPING', we also refreshed ourselves with a cup of fresh juice from BOOST JUICE! Each cup cost RM14.

 
Thanks girl, for helping me to get the adorable Hello Sanrio Teacup, and I love it very much!

 
The tasting session took place at the 'Ice Bucket'. I was all ready to try out the scrumptious food laid out for us!

 
We started off our tasting session with an order of Blended Dragon fruit and Lemon Juice, which were served individually in a metal bucket full of ice!
 
 
The Ice Bucket is a hit in Malaysia that has captured many hearts of dessert lovers. Luxurious ice-cream was served in gigantic bucket as well, hence the name sake of the place. There are 4 different variants to choose from – Ice Chocolate Bucket, Ice Strawberry Bucket, Ice Fruit Bucket and Ice Oreo Bucket. Each bucket can be shared among 4-5 people.
 
 
I liked the Ice Oreo Bucket the best!
 
 
The restaurant staff will assist in mixing all the ingredients together before the dessert is ready to be indulged in!

 
 
Apart from the delicious ice-cream desserts, the eatery place also offers hot savory food entrees.
 
  
 
 
 

We tried out the Curry Chicken Noodles, and some starters to go along our tasting. We had Chicken Wings and KrissCut Cheesy Potatoes.

 

 
Thanks Shirley for inviting me to the tasting session, and I was glad to try out something new which I can’t find in Singapore.

 
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Sunday, October 29, 2017

[random] Essential Oil Workshop + Savourworld's Oktoberfest 2017

I got 2 entry tickets to Savourworld's first Oktoberfest party and we had German Beer, authentic German sausages and chicken wings!  


We had great quality night spent together on this date, at Savourworld's Oktoberfest 2017!



During my recent visit to Kim Gary which is located at VivoCity, I redeemed the monthly offer, hot dessert for our dining indulgence. 



 I had my favorite Mushroom Rice with Honey-glazed Spare Ribs. Being a member, I was entitled to a weekday 10% discount off the total bill. This naturally eased up on my dinner damage!

 
I spend my weekends at Baby's place, and on a random Sunday evening, we had dinner at Aston's Specialty which is located at a Sembawang Shopping Centre (SSC). We had an affordable dinner there! 

Recently, I attended the Essential Oil Workshop by Young Living. During the workshop, I got to understand the benefits of essential oils. What I enjoyed most about this event was that I managed to learn how to make a DIY Mozzie repellent by using essential oils! Each attendee received a welcome gift pack! Thanks for organising such a meaningful event! 


I end my post with my TGIF dinner at Ichiban Boshi which is located at the basement of VivoCity.



Finally, weekends are here again! 


Friday, October 27, 2017

I love AnnaBella Patisserie

Macarons from AnnaBella Patisserie are hand-crafted, freshly baked and proudly produced in Singapore. These macarons are handmade using both a combination of French and Japanese techniques!
 
 
I was invited to visit one of their pop-up stores that had set up shop at Causeway Point, in order to try out their creations! 
 
 
 
AnnaBella Patisserie offers an array selected classic and premium macarons. I loved the Lavender flavor from the 'Classic Range', and the Crème Brulee and Pistache flavors from the 'Premium Range'. For people who enjoy alcohol-infused treats, I strongly recommend the Bailey's flavor! Lastly, do also give the 'Bubblegum' flavor a try, as it is very unique. I quite enjoyed it too.
 
 
These days, I try to be more health conscious, especially on my diet. Macarons are nice, but they are very sweet desserts and to over indulge in them may result in gaining of unwanted extra pounds! However, the Macarons from AnnaBella Patisserie were very good, and I allowed myself a 'cheat-meal' as a reward for the jogging regime I have been maintaining lately. The macaron's fillings were well-spread, and I think less sugar was also used. The shell of the macaron itself was very tasty and crunchy, but most importantly, the texture of the shell was not overly brittle, and did not cause a mess during eating!
 
 
I ate them with Baby on the day we received them! OMG! MY love for AnnaBella Patisserie grows deeper, as I am very impressed with the texture and taste-wise overall. Even after keeping some of them for a few days in the fridge, they still tasted fresh and yummy. While the packaging looked rather simple, it still gave out a classic look as the box had the brand name 'AnnaBella Patisserie' embossed on a sleek surface!

 
You can order via online - https://order.abp.sg/
Look out for their pop-up store via their Facebook page

Thursday, October 26, 2017

[launch event] Latest iPhone cases by Otterbox and LifeProof

Otterbox is the No.1 Smartphone Case seller in the U.S, and they have set a standard in the industry for protection of every generation of iPhone that has been released. They have now offered a full line-up of cases for the new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and as well as for the upcoming iPhone X.
 
Since the very first iPhone hit the scene in 2007, Otterbox has been specializing on the iPhone, hence they have very good in-depth knowledge and experience on how best to protect the iPhone!  They have innovated 26 different case styles over the past decade, and the case designs have evolved to be sleeker, as well as to accommodate ever-increasing features of the phone. However, one thing has remained the same : Trusted Protection.
 
Each case design undergoes a minimum of 24 tests across more than 238 hours to earn the OtterBox Certified Drop + Protection seal. This guarantee ensures lasting protection from accidental drops, bumps, and scratches.
 
 
I personally love the fashionable Symmetry Series, as the case is sleek with a raised, bevelled edge that provides extra protection for the touchscreen during facedown drops. This particular case is available in a classic solid colour, or in trendy graphics and designs for the hipster, making it a perfect fashion statement. They are available now for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and coolly, are also compatible with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus!

 
OtterBox cases are available in a majority of the following Singapore retail locations: Best Denki, EpiCentre, GK Global, iStudio, nübox, and XGear. For the most complete case selection, please visit www.otterbox.com

 
The LifeProof series of cases are built to be sleek, but yet offer Ultra-Protection! From a 360 degree coverage, to the first 'Screen-less' waterproof case, and pushes the limit of protection! It expands its line-up of action-ready cases with NËXT and SLΛM, two next-generation LifeProof cases that complement water-resistant devices, and are now available for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. This case will also be available for the upcoming iPhone X!

 
The series that I love best from LifeProof series could be the 'NËXT', as it is stylish, lightweight,  and most importantly protects my phone from drops and dirt. NËXT boasts six layers of protection in an ultra-sleek package to keep the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X safe from damage by drops!
 
The two-piece outer shell wraps securely around the phone and delivers maximum durability and drop defense. A clear outer layer prevents scuffs, scrapes and scratches and an inner lining seals the case and phone from dirt. An audio-transparent mesh covers the speakers to block dust and debris while audio flows freely.
 
In true LifeProof fashion, NËXT protects from drops up to 2 meters, and it is available in four colors – Black, Beach Pebble, Seaside and Cactus Rose – and is also compatible with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
 
LifeProof cases are available in a majority of the following Singapore retail locations: Best Denki, EpiCentre, GK Global, iStudio, nübox, and XGear. For the most complete case selection, please visit www.lifeproof.com

 
 LifeProof pioneered Four-Proof technology protection - waterproof, drop proof, dirt proof and snow proof technology into audio with AQUAPHONICS AQ10 Bluetooth speakers, and they are available at selected retail stores in Singapore.
 
True to the LifeProof label, AQUAPHONICS is WaterProof, DirtProof, SnowProof and DropProof for unrestricted sound, therefore you can Live Loud Without Limits!
 
 
The speakers are portable, waterproof to 3.3 feet (one-metre) for up to 30 minutes, drop proof to four feet (1.2-metre), and can pair with up to eight Bluetooth devices. The speakers have a built-in microphone to double as a speakerphone and deliver hi-fi audio in spaces big and small. 
 
AQUAPHONICS AQ10 Bluetooth speaker is designed to fill big spaces with music for up to 13 hours, and it is retailing at SGD339. For more information, please visit www.lifeproof.asia
 
 
Thanks for the invite to the launch of the latest iPhone cases by Otterbox and LifeProof which was held at nübox at Tampines Mall! I had fun looking through the wide selection of designed phone-cases! 
  

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

[random] Dinner at Suki-Ya + Étude House - #shutupandkissme Workshop

Both Baby and I are Shabu Shabu lovers, and we love to dine at Suki-Ya which offers unlimited servings of thinly sliced meat. We settled for a dinner at the outlet which is located at Marina Square.
 
Apart from the unlimited fresh meat serving, you can also find a wide selection of vegetables and standard food items that are normally found at steamboat dinners at Suki-Ya's buffet counter. Don't forget, the various dipping sauces can also be found there too!
 
We had a delightful steamboat dinner! Thanks Baby for the treat!

 
More of our travelogue photos were found in Baby's room, so sweet of him! 

 
I attended the #shutupandkissme Workshop by Étude House as they recently launched their 'Dear My Matte Tinting Lips-Talk'. It was conducted at Bugis Junction. I picked up an item during the workshop, which was the 'Dear Girls Big Eyes Maker'. I love this dual eye-shadow stick as it is hassle-free during application! 

 
Each attendee was given a random goodie bag after the workshop, and I got something I like very much! Check out these PLAY 101 Eye-liner pencils! Thanks so much, Étude House

 
As my colleague, Herni is leaving our company to venture to a new job prospect, we arranged a weekend lunch for her at Causeway Point! Apart from me and her, the attendees included Rinajy, Jane and old ex-colleague, Ellezenn! The reason why we picked a weekend was so that we could spend more quality time with each other during this gathering! We spent almost 5 hours on our gathering. I enjoyed their companionship very much! 
 
 
 We had Penang fix at Penang Culture which is located at level 5 of Causeway Point. I had the Classic Penang Char Kway Teow. We also shared a plate of Fried Long Beans with Eggs as our side dish. The total damage for the 5 of us was SGD90. 

 
I end my post with my lunch with Su Ni at Kimchi Korean Restaurant, and I had Kimchi Jiggae which comes with free flow of banchan and drink which cost me SGD14.

 
Oh ya, I also had Satay for my Friday supper, which is every Singaporean's fave! 

 
Lastly, thanks Cetaphil for sending me their trial kit which consists of a Gentle Skin Cleanser, Moisturising Cream and as well as the UVA/UVB Defense Cream!