Monday, September 16

Sample Store X Ardmore Aesthetics


Ardmore Aesthetics is a medical spa with medical grade machines and products. Committed to the highest standards in face, body and hair treatments, Ardmore Aesthetics offers customised treatment programs designed by Doctors in a luxurious and tranquil environment to deliver an unparalleled aesthetics medispa experience for all clients. Ardmore Aesthetics has comprehensive suite of therapeutic face, body, and hair treatments using FDA-approved machines and medical grade products, ranging from facials for rejuvenation or lifting, deep cleansing facials to tackle beauty woes like acne, to effective body treatments for slimming, cellulite and more, specially tailored for the modern woman and man.


Recently, I have visited Ardmore Aesthetics at Wheelock Place for a facial treatment. Ardmore Aesthetics has a cosy and relaxing ambiance where customers can look forward to while receiving the treatments.

Types of services 
1. Venus Legacy Treatment (Radio Frequency slimming technology)  
2. Fat freezing 
3. Facial  
4. ONDA (revolutionary non-invasive slimming treatment) 

As I have a dehydrated skin type, I opted for the Aqua Peel facial. This treatment help reduce skin imperfections to reveal a clearer and more radiant visage. It is suitable for many skin types and targets skin conditions such as acne, photodamage, congestion, blackheads and fine line wrinkles problems. 


Aqua Spiral PT Therapy
Is a non-invasive, non-irritating treatment that delivers visible instant results without any discomfort and downtime. First of its kind to incorporate electroportation technology into the dermalinfusion handpiece for deep transdermal penetration of nutrients without damaging the skin. 

The 4 steps Aqua Peel comprises of cleaning, exfoliating, extracting and hydrating, all of which without the use of abrasive particles. The therapist was attentive and friendly to my needs. Also, I did not experience any uncomfortableness or pain during the treatment. The lymphatic facial massage was relaxing that I literally fell asleep as well. 


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Ardmore Aesthetic Clinic
501 Orchard Road #04-07
Wheelock Place
Singapore 238880

Wednesday, September 11

YUN NANS [云海肴] Unveils 5 New Yunnan Dishes This Summer


YUN NANS 云海肴 is the 1st overseas outpost of Yun Hai Yao, the largest casual Yunnan restaurant chain hailing from China. The restaurant uses fresh ingredients procured from the highlands of the Yunnan Province, offering specialities such as Steamed Pot Chicken Soup, Braised Wild Porcini Mushrooms and many more. At the Singapore outlet, there are exclusive dishes to savour as well. 

Century Egg with Grilled Capsicum 
火烤辣椒皮蛋 [$6.90]

The century egg is soused in a special Yunnan chilli sauce that has a spicy-tangy note. The bell peppers are grilled to perfection and pulled together by a special Yunnan chilli sauce.

Steamed Red Grouper with Green Peppercorns
藤椒蒸红斑 [$48.80]

The glorious grouper is steamed alongside fresh green peppercorns, which are fragrant and less numbing. The tantalising meat is tender and moist. This dish is available only in limited quantities per day!

Fried Chayote with Dried Shrimp
 虾干炒洋丝瓜 (丘北辣呛炒/清炒) [$11.90]

The chayote is a melon from Yunnan, and is often used in home dishes by the locals. The dried chilli used is also specially imported from Yunnan. Love the crunchy texture! 

Spicy Fish Skin with Jasmine Petals 
茉莉花炸鱼皮 [$6.90]

These addictive chunks of deep-fried fish skin are coated with a potpourri of traditional Yunnan spices. Each bite is crunchy and boasts that delightful hint of mala.

Double Boiled Pear with Golden Fungus and Snow Lotus 
金耳雪莲子炖雪梨 [$5.90]

The restaurant’s only hot dessert, this offering is first made by brewing soup with pear for that fruity sweetness. Then, natural and wild golden fungus, a speciality ingredient from Yunnan province, is added. The ingredients help to nourish the lungs and are good for complexion. 

YUN NANS (云海肴)
Jewel Changi Airport
#02-217
Singapore 819666

Tuesday, September 10

Sample Store X UrbanSki




Recently, I attended the Urbanski Summer Ski Culture event at Dhoby Ghaut Green. This is a great opportunity for me trying a new sports in Singapore! I will share my experience as you follow me through the post. 

Urbanski provides a whole new experience for us to enjoy skiing in tropical countries with rollerskis (skis-on-wheels) in golf resorts. The beautiful landscapes and undulating terrain in golf courses are the most pleasurable and safest spaces to enjoy rollerski. 

Need a core and cardio full-body workout? Then, choose rollerski because it engages at least 90 percent of the body's muscles and can burn up to 1000 calories. Basically, kids and adults can rollerski with Urbanski!


It used to be seen as an extreme sport but rollerskis are redesigned for everyman:

Level 1 - Trainer skis, safe, slow, stable with minimum danger and maximum fun
Level 2 - Intermediate skis
Level 3 - Pro-skis

Participants can experience Summerski by land or sea transfer from Singapore to Batam or Malaysia in 30 minutes. [Urbanski Palm Resort], [Urbanski Palm Springs], [Urbanski Starhill] and [Urbanski
Tamarin].

Purchase a pass which includes resort access and Summerski rentals:
1. Annual unlimited entry worldwide
2. Term entry (3 months, specific resort)
3. On-month Unlimited (specific resort)
4. Day-trip (Specific resort)




I start to learn this interesting sport by walking sideways. While trying out, I tell myself to stay focus, confident and keep it going. After more practice, I get better with the knowledge of when to accelerate and brake. I also challenge myself to ski down a slope. It is fun, enriching and a guaranteed fat-burner. A safe activity for the young and old!

You may wish to find out more here

Sunday, September 8

[Movie Review] 《花椒之味》FAGARA Gala Premiere


After her father died, a Hong Kong girl discovers she has two hitherto unknown sisters, one in Taiwan and one in China. To settle her father's debt, she must reunite with them to run the family's hot pot restaurant. While the androgynous Taiwan sister is plagued by her toxic relationship with her mother, the fashionista sister from China is trying to fend off her grandmother's pressure to get married. Meanwhile, she is striving to unshackle herself from her ex-boyfriend in order to start a new relationship. 


Recently, I have attended the gala premiere of《花椒之味》FAGARA at Filmgarde Bugis+.

The movie is engaging, heart-warming with a focused story-line. It has a brief introductory which turn out rather slow and draggy. However, it gradually get better with a conducive plot. 

Though it only revolve a few characters, the show is still promising with veteran artiste such as Sammi Cheng and Andy Lau. 

Also, it educate me to let go of previous grudges, move on and forgive. In whatever circumstances, family will always be supportive to shower care, love and concern. Hence, cherish them dearly before it is too late. 

Prepare yourself a packet of tissue because tears may naturally roll down from your eyes.

The movie will be officially out on 12 September 2019. 

Ratings: 4 / 5 

Monday, September 2

Dosirak's New Outlet at Suntec City


Dosirak is traditional Korean food reinvented for modern consumers who live at the speed of Seoul. Inspired by childhood summers spent on their grandparents farm, founders Eugene and Edward have updated old family recipes to make them accessible to everyone. 


Dosirak's Suntec's outlet is officially opened today.They are adding Tteokbokki to the menu. Exclusively at this new outlet, diners can also try the truffle Tteokbokki.  Do check out their opening promotion in stores!

Dosirak
Suntec City
#B1 - 170
Singapore 038983

Friday, August 30

Sushiro, Japan's Number 1 Kaiten Sushi Chain Is Open in Singapore!


Since its foundation in June 1984, Sushiro has grown to become Japan’s number 1 kaiten sushi chain. With more than 530 outlets in Japan and other countries/regions, Sushiro serves over 80 varieties of delicious sushi and other Japanese dishes to more than 410,000 customers every day. With the corporate mission, “Tasty Sushi for All. Tasty Sushi for the Heart.” at its core, Sushiro maintains its key focus on careful ingredient selection, constant development of new flavours, and employment of advanced technology to enhance service quality. As a leading company in Japanese kaiten sushi industry, Sushiro is committed to serving high-quality and value-for-money Japanese taste to customers.


Sushiro, Japan’s largest kaiten sushi chain, recently will open its first Southeast Asian outlet in Singapore at Tiong Bahru Plaza. 

It offers over 100 varieties of sushi and side menu selections, with prices starting from [$2.20]. Using ingredients imported directly from Japan, Sushiro serves highly-satisfying delicious Japanese dishes at affordable prices. 



Sushiro
Tiong Bahru Plaza
#02-118
Singapore 168732

Wednesday, August 28

[Movie Review] Angel Has Fallen


Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat. 


I've just watched Angel Has Fallen with Trois at GV Plaza.

The show was compact, engaging but somewhat predictable. Initally, the introductory was rather draggy. However, the progression gradually got better with a condicive plot. 

The many intense moment such as the bombing, action-pack and fighting definitely kept me at the edge of the seat. It also reminded me about the importance of kinship and to cherish the people around me. Honestly, this is probably the best instalment among the 3. 

A thriller-action movie that is compact and exciting!

Ratings: 4.5/ 5

Tuesday, August 27

Say “Sawadee” to Soi Thai Soi Nice’s latest Royal Thai Fish Head Hotpot


Paying homage to the distinctive Thai culture of warm hospitality and ability to conjure charming delicacies, Soi Thai Soi Nice is built on a foundation of key elements which promises an authentic Thai dining experience while staying true to the spirit of bringing about the essence of the land of smiles. Renowned for their signature Royal Thai Hotpot, this restaurant offers an extensive menu covering all of Thailand’s favourite fares – executed by a team of native Thai chefs from Bangkok.

Think of the fried grouper fish head with an assortment of fresh seafood and sweet seasonal vegetables. The tom yum fish head is the new go-to hotpot to be shared with loved ones!

 Deep Fried Pork Belly 

Gong Bao Flower Crab 

 Grilled Whole Squid

This dish was served with in-house sauce bursting of piquant flavors.

Blue Pea Sticky Rice with Coconut Ice Cream and Gula Melaka syrup

Soi Nice’s Thai-Teochew menu will be available from 20th August 2019 at JEM and The Seletar Mall outlets, while the Royal Thai Mookata will be exclusively available at The Seletar Mall outlet from 1st September 2019.

Soi Thai Soi Nice
JEM outlet
#03-21
Singapore 608549

Sunday, August 25

[Toggle Originals] KIKI Drama Review


An autistic animation artist, Jay, falls in love with his own animated character, Kiki, who actually comes to life one day. His obsession with perfecting and keeping her for himself ultimately leads to severe consequences.

Just finished watching KIKI , which was currently aired on Toggle. Personally, I thought the drama was engaging and had a refreshing plot. It had a great progression in each episode, which allow me to ponder and follow closely. If you watched the Korean Drama W - Two Worlds, I believe you will see similarity in its story.

The finale had it's own surprising element which let viewers have their own interpretation. Kudos to Brian Ng for his amazing acting capability. Also, not to miss out Kimberly Chia as she has great improvement protraying her role.

If a tiny little thing can escape something so massive and scary, then there's always a way out. Even when it seems impossible

Ratings: 4 /5 

Wednesday, August 21

Châteraisé Introduces a Limited-time-only Series of Offerings!


Châteraisé introduces a limited-time-only series of offerings, made with 4 fruits of the season: white peach, Japanese plum, pione grapes and shine muscat grapes. These 28 offerings comprising cakes, tarts and parfaits!



There's also the Yamanashi Shine Muscat Grapes and Pione Grapes. The green grapes have a crunchy bite and a refreshing fragrance. The purple grapes have a distinct wine-like flavour, and are generally seedless with a jelly-like texture These premium offerings contain a large amount of glucose, fructose, and other sugars that serve as nutrients for the brain, helping to enhance one’s ability to concentrate.  

Chateraise 
Toa Payoh HDB Hub
#01-15
Singapore

Tuesday, August 20

Maxi Mango, Philippines’ Top Trending Mango Soft Serve is here in Singapore!


Originating from Davao, Philippines, Maxi Mango has taken Philippines by storm, with over 43 outlets popping up all over Philippines in the short span of 10 months. Showing no signs of slowing down, Maxi Mango is taking the mango craze to Singapore with their very first flagship outlet here at Capitol Singapore. Hailing from the country well-known for producing some of the sweetest mangoes in the world, Maxi Mango’s soft serve desserts are strictly made with fresh mangoes shipped directly from the Philippines. 


These soft serves come in 2 sizes, 8 oz. [$4.90] and 12 oz. [$6.90]. In Singapore, there are 5 signature Maxi Mango soft serves: Mango Graham, Mango Keso, Mango Ube, Mango Coconut and the Signature Maxi Mango. I will recommend you to try the mango graham and mango ube!

Also, beat the heat with Maxi Mango’s ice blended shakes. Get a traditional Filipino Mango Shake [$6.90] to cool off, or try the original Mango Graham Shake ($6.90) mixed with baked graham crackers for an extra tasty crunch. 

Maxi Mango
Capitol Piazza
#B2-29
Singapore 178905

[Movie Review] Line Walker 2 Invisible Spy 使徒行者2谍影行动


A frightening car crash in downtown Hong Kong sparks a war between the local police and the international criminal organizations. Superintendent Yip (Francis Ng) and Inspector Ching (Nick Cheung) from the Criminal Intelligence Bureau (Counter Terrorism) has arrested a female hacker named Yiu involved in the accident. But the two police officers are suspected by Superintendent Cheng (Louis Koo) of the Security Wing. Cheng requests the Commissioner of Police to forbid the two to take part in the investigation. Meanwhile, vital clues led them to the far foreign soil of Myanmar and Spain. Cheng and Ching work together but not hard enough to handle their conflicting ideas. While Yip just can’t trust neither one of them, he himself is being watched by the Commissioner who doubts if Yip is covering up evidences of crimes. The Commissioner believes that there have been moles in their midst and thus, a deep probe into a mysterious gang is needed. While everyone in the Police Force might be a rat, and investigation has gone astray by Yiu’s statements, heads of the department are completely clueless about who is good or evil. 



I've just watched Line Walker 2 Invisible Spy: 使徒行者2谍影行动 with Danny at FilmGarde Bugis+. 

Personally, I find the movie fast-paced with a a focused story-line. It was engaging with it's touching, intense and thrilling moments. The show emphasise on loyalty and brotherhood that was beautifully depicted throughout the film. 

The finale was totally unexpected with it's surprising element. Viewers may also have their own interpretation of the ending. Kudos to Nick Cheung and Louis Koo for their amazing acting capability

An action-packed movie filled with unexpected twists and suspense!

Ratings: 4 / 5 

Thursday, August 15

Sky Stairs Tea Honey Flavour Black Tea Bag


WORLDiBUY is a cross-border e-commerce platform from Taiwan. They are working with over 25 channels globally and ship to over 100 countries, allowing you to buy products from different parts of the world anytime, anywhere! Try out some of these products and buy them on Sample Store, including the Honey Flavoured Black Tea Bag by Sky Stairs Tea.


The Honey Flavoured Black Tea is made using tea leaves that have leafhoppers' "biting salivia" which after roasting, produces a natural honey aroma. The tea turns in to a shade of bright orange red after brewing. With the honey aroma and fruity flavour, it invigorates one's spirit.

Consumers can simply add 300ml of hot water to tea bag and brew it for 3 minutes. Rebrew 1 to 3 times based on taste preference. It also can be drank cold adding 600ml of water to tea bag and refrigerate for 6 hours.



The tea gives off a rich aroma at the tip of the nose. Most importantly, they are natural and fresh. With its unique tea fragrance, you can deeply feel the delicious fruity flavor that invigorates the spirit.

You may wish to redeem the samples and purchase the product here!

Monday, August 12

[Movie Review] Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw


Ever since hulking lawman Hobbs (Johnson), a loyal agent of America's Diplomatic Security Service, and lawless outcast Shaw (Statham), a former British military elite operative, first faced off in 2015’s Furious 7, the duo have swapped smack talk and body blows as they’ve tried to take each other down. But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba) gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever and bests a brilliant and fearless rogue MI6 agent (The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby), who just happens to be Shaw’s sister these two sworn enemies will have to partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves. Hobbs & Shaw blasts open a new door in the Fast universe as it hurtles action across the globe, from Los Angeles to London and from the toxic wasteland of Chernobyl to the lush beauty of Samoa. 


I've just watched Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw with Ting Feng at GV Plaza.

Personally, I thought that the story was simple and fast-paced. There are many funny and intense moment which kept me at the edge of the seat. A pity that the story lack creativity and was predictable. However, it was well-presented with amazing kick ass fighting and action pack scenes.

The show resembles 痞子英雄:黎明再起 Black And White: The Dawn Of Justice for it's entire plot. It portray the importance of teamwork and educated viewers never to be complacent. Those hilarious conversation are indeed funny as well!

Honestly, the film was rather draggy towards the finale. If you are a fan of the Fast & Furious series, you may also get disappointed with this installment. The story-line is basically different from the previous sequel.

Ratings: 3.5 / 5 

Friday, August 2

SkinGo - Re-energize Your Skin in 15 Mins!


Recently, I have visted SkinGo at Tiong Bahru Plaza for a express facial treatment. SkinGo's has a cosy and relaxing ambiance where customers can look forward to while receiving the treatments.


Customers can simply choose their facial type and make payment at the self-service payment kiosk. Prices starting from only $28 with no packages and no commitment needed! With its advanced science technology used, the facial treatment is done in about 15 minutes. This means you can get your skin energise during lunch-time!




There are 3 types of facial treatments. Bio-Clear, Bio-Aqua and Bio-Lift for customers to choose from.
Not to worry as these treatment are suitable for all skin types. 





As I have a dry skin type, I opted for the BIO-AQUA FACIAL which helps replenish skin's hyaluronic acid content for a soft and supple complexion. Throughout the treatment, the therapist was attentive and friendly to my needs. Also, I did not experience any uncomfortableness or pain. The lymphatic facial massage was really good that I literally fell asleep.


After the facial treatment, I could see instant results with my glowing and refreshed skin! SkinGo amazed me with their professionalism and services. Do try it out and recommend to your family and friends!

SkinGO
Tiong Bahru Plaza
B1-124

Tuesday, July 30

Tendon Kohaku x Man Man Unagi New Collaborative Dining Concept



Tendon specialist Tendon Kohaku and unagi specialist Man Man Unagi are set to open a brand-new collaborative dining concept at Clarke Quay Central on 31 July! Fans can now tuck into tendons and unagi just side by side at the 2 new restaurants with 40-seaters each. 

Kaisen Tendon by Kohaku and Teppei 
[$26.50++]

Kaisen Tendon by Kohaku and Teppei follows the kaisen don recipe by Chef Teppei Yamashita, who helms Teppei Japanese restaurant and Man Man Unagi. Diners can also enjoy the crispy unagi dragon roll, a combination of tempura prawn, tempura crabstick and avocado are draped across vinegared Japanese rice.

Kaisen x Hitsumabushi by Teppei and Man Man [$32.50++]

The perfectly grilled eel, which has a wonderful smoky aroma, is paired with Nanatsuboshi white rice and fresh wasabi. There are 3 ways to enjoy hitsumabushi: on its own; with a mix of condiments, wasabi and green onions; and with soup added to the aforementioned mix. The unagi is served alongside an exquisite kaisen don with a secret-recipe sauce from Teppei Japanese restaurant. 

Tendon Kohaku x Man Man Unagi New Collaborative Dining Concept
Clarke Quay Central
#B1-52 and #B1-53
Singapore 059817