Cleaning the house with Electrolux Purei9 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Being newly weds, and first time house owners, we do not really know what to expect when we have to stay together except hearing what others have to share and avoid making the same mistakes.

We were told that minor issues like snatching of blankets at night or splitting of household chores can lead to little arguments.

So our way of avoiding arguments is to have someone / something to help us with the little things at home.

One of which is….. having a robot vacuum!

We settled on Electrolux Purei9 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner because of its robotic design. While we were shopping for one, we noticed that most of them were round in shape. Electrolux Purei9 really stood out, as it is a rounded triangle. Unlike the round robots, Purei9’s unique triangular Trinity Shape™ and Powerbrush™ have no issues with the corners.

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It comes with a simple charging stand, which is minimalist enough to fit into any house theme, and it only took me two hours to fully charge it before its first use.

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The instruction manual was straightforward and clear. I had Electrolux Purei9 mobile app downloaded into my phone and connecting the robot cleaner to the phone was fuss-free.

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I named the robot “Awyong” (James’ surname) and he went “You can’t complain that I am not doing any house work when Awyong is constantly sucking up the dirt from the floor!” Haha.

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You can play around with the settings in the app. For example, you can select the energy saving eco mode and mute the robot if you need the house to be silent. If you are too busy to clean up the floor, just schedule cleanings and it will start doing its work automatically.

And when you need it to return to it’s base (the charging stand), just press on the home button and it will make its way back. Isn’t it smart?!

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Pure i9 uses a 3D vision camera (as seen below). It prevents the robot from getting stuck or falling down. I do not have stairs at my new place so I haven’t seen it fall but till today, I have yet to see it bang into any furnitures or walls.

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As it uses AirExtreme Technology and XXL Cleaning path, it can pick up most of the dust of all floor types in one pass. It works well on the carpet in my living room as it is coupled with a large brush at the bottom. I have a very sensitive nose so when things get dusty (even minor dust), my allergic reactions will start acting up but so far.. SO GOOD!

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If your carpets are slightly thicker than usual, the robot can climb up to 2.2cm high of obstacles as it runs on a ClimbForceDrive™ system, which is exclusive to Electrolux.

It auto detects the type of floor surface and changes its suction power accordingly so you can let it do its job without worrying too much.

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Even though Electrolux claims that it has a 40-minute battery life when it is not in the Eco mode, it seems that my little Awyong here can run up to 50 minutes before it has to return to its dock.

Overall, I am very satisfied with my new robot pal and so is James. It has been keeping our place dust-free and comfortable to live in!

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If you are interested in Purei9, you can head over to https://www.electrolux.com.sg/vacuum-and-home/vacuum-cleaners/pi91-5ssm/ to find out more!

Packaged Tour for Honeymoon to Europe – Is It Worth It?

A lot of you have been asking about our honeymoon and all. So here you go! In total, we spent about $8,500 for this trip (excluding our own shopping and food). So is the trip worth every penny we spent on this trip? Read more below!


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To be honest, I have never been on a packaged tour since the age of 7. Sadly, I cannot really recall those before I turned 7.

Like what James always say: “We should enjoy hard after we have worked hard enough!”. Thus, we went straight for a good looooong holiday! This round, we took up a 13-Day, 11-Night Italy, Switzerland, Paris, Germany + 2-Night Dubai Trip with euHolidays.

I was initially very worried & scared but at the same time, excited. Worried & scared because I am more of a conservative person. I kept having thoughts like “What if there are delays”, “What if I get robbed or pickpocketed?” and just many “What ifs”! All these concerns were real because they were shared to me by close friends and relatives around me.

Having been to Europe a couple of years ago, the pickpocket issues there were very real. I went there with my university mates and some of them got ‘preyed’ upon! I almost experienced it first hand when one of my uni mates who was sitting right next to me got preyed upon by them…. I have to admit that I just developed “Euro-phobia” since then. Therefore, this is also simply the reason why we decided to go with a tour group. As much as you would think “bigger group means bigger prey”, it meant more peace of mind for us especially if you have a good mama-san there!

Thankfully, we had a great mama-san during this trip. She is actually the tour manager, Susan. Being a conservative person, she kept reminding and keeping a lookout for us. Must say that the trip wouldn’t have been the same without her!

We flew in with a stop over at Dubai airport. Fortunately, we only have to wait for a short one hour during the stopover; thankfully not much time was wasted during the flying portion! Our first stop was Italy – Rome. We visited the Colosseum and the price of the ticket was included in the trip so we did not have to top up for the entrance.

It was very hard to get a good shot there as the place is crazily packed! Still, this is not to be missed by first timers to Rome! Having been there for countless times, Susan knows where and which angle so she helped us with some photo-taking there! I was even guilty to say she took even better photos than we did! Haha! That was not the only merit of her; Susan is definitely very well read as she knows every location inside out from its rich history, heritage, local practices and so on. For James, this is definitely a plus point as he really love to know a place inside out! He always say that is the point of travelling!

For this, another plus point for euHolidays!


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Picture taken in Rome


We also visited St. Peter’s Basilica, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and even visited our first Christmas Market at Piazza Novona! We were very lucky because it was the Christmas season so we had a lot of Christmas markets to shop and experience. Even more lucky as we met the Pope himself! That very day we visited the St Peter’s Cathedral, he was giving his blessing to the visitors! What else can I say, we are blessed to be on this trip LITERALLY!

Personally, I love Siena the most when we were in Italy. I love the peace and the structures of the building! They have the oldest building in whole of Italy. If you know their artistic history, that was the gothic period. From structures to food, everything is good! Even a simple pizza there taste super good! According to Susan, Siena is not somewhere easily accessible without a coach. You can make a day trip there but it will cost you a few hundred bucks to book a cab to and fro.


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Picture taken in Siena


Next up, we went to Florence and Venice. Needless to say, they are very beautiful too!! Beautiful in a different way. Venice was so pretty that I look as though I was photoshopped in all the photos! We also saw how figurines were made by their masters using murano glass there. We wanted to buy wine glasses back but they were so expensive. 2 for SGD300-400 (I can’t remember the exact price)? Nonetheless, we still manage to get a glass horse which is now part of the accessories at James’ drinking corner in the house!

Fun Fact: Do you know that there are no land transport in Venice? You will have to take a water taxi to reach Venice and also when travelling within all the small winding channels of Venice.


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Picture taken in Venice


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Picture taken in Venice


Of course, I love my outlet shopping at The Mall in Italy too 😛 I bought a Gucci and Prada bag there! We were only given 2 hours to shop. I wished we had more time though. Queueing to enter the different boutiques took up 1/3 of the time already 🙁 I also regretted not getting the YSL bag that I saw. It was only $1,800 at the outlet mall and that was nearly 40% off the retail price!!!

The bags were so affordable that I find everything in Milan expensive when we were there 😛

For Germany, it was a 1-Day trip and we only visited the famous Black Forest so not much photos were taken there. It certainly is nice to know that the stuffs at Germany are really cheap. Cheapest in fact, as compared to the other parts of Europe. We bought winter beanies for 5 euros each!

Probably our most favourite activity – ‘Sledding’ in Switzerland. Sledding at Wetterhorn Mountain is only exclusively available to euHolidays so if you are keen to slede there, I would suggest you to give euHoliday a try!


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Picture taken in Switzerland


P/S: Traveling up to the mountain is very expensive. The Cogwheel Mountain Train cost us more than SGD$300-400 (if I didn’t remember wrongly). Do note that the tickets are not included in the package. You will have to top up for this as an optional tour.

If it is your first visit to Switzerland, I would strongly suggest you to go for it. I enjoyed the beautiful view of the mountains and Alps but I wouldn’t spend the money again if I were there for a second visit.


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Picture taken in Switzerland


Sledding was so tedious but fun though!! We did like some training before the actual 2 rounds of sledging. It was freezing like crazy because it was a mad -16 degree celsius. Our ears, fingers and toes almost broke!!! I would still pick the cold than the weather we have right now though! I love layerings!! Good for a different type of OOTD though! Haha!


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Picture taken in Switzerland, Wetterhorn


Food and transportation are VERY VERY expensive in Switzerland. But if you are a Rolex fan, do shop for one here! James was definitely looking out for his sports range Rolex during this trip. They have slightly more designs available in Switzerland but…. not the biggest range. Read on to find out more about Rolex shopping.


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Picture taken in I-Forgot-Where because we were having too much fun


It was my second visit to Paris and I had a very different experience. I was not on a packaged tour so I focused more on shopping the previous round. I felt that my trip to Paris this time round was more thorough – they covered the place with a city tour (We roamed around the city in a coach and in a boat ride). We had a day of free day so we roamed around the places that were introduced to us.

I met another 2 couples in the group who were there for Honeymoon as well so the 6 of us traveled together all the way. We visited Louvre Museum and died after that because we literally walked a few stations and combed the city by foot. These people here are so nice to travel with and I am so glad to have them with us!!


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Picture taken in Paris


P/S: We attempted to take a night train to Zurich when we were in Switzerland, Horgen (where we stayed there for a night). We succeeded but it took us 40 minutes to get our train tickets because we couldn’t understand the language. Nonetheless, thanks to the friendly locals, we still made it! We came to a conclusion why we took up a tour package for our honeymoon. LOL!!

We topped up some euros and took a boat ride around Paris too. The view was fantastic but again, we were freezing like crazy.


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Picture taken in Paris


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Picture taken in Paris


We had a free day in Paris and the entire tour group decided to spend that free day at the outlet mall so all of us chipped in and paid extra for the coach and Susan’s arrangement. As compared to Italy, Paris outlet mall has more brands but lesser variety in a brand. I would pick Italy, The Mall anytime!

After spending 13 Days and 11 Nights in Europe, we flew to Dubai for a 3 Days 2 Nights trip. The change in weather was drastic. Imagine going from a -16 to 34 degree celsius in 2 days. OMG! And you can imagine our luggages, we had to pack both Winter & Summer clothing!

We took a water boat taxi to the Gold Market which they called it a Souk. Not Zouk ok! It was a very different experience and it felt as though I have been to the place before because of the show Running Man where they would played games in the show. The places looked exactly the same!


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As we did not comb Dubai thoroughly, I do not have much to share except the Desert Safari Tour, which the 6 of us booked privately. It was a good experience and if you are planning to travel to Dubai, do head over for an experience too. It is not expensive. We booked the tickets online for $59/2 pax, inclusive of transportation to and from your hotel.


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Like our Garden by the bay, Dubai has their own Miracle Garden too. The Dubai trip was pretty much free and easy except for a half day tour with Susan and the local tour guide. It was very cute in there but the sun was seriously too hot for us to enjoy 🙁


Dubai Miracle Garden


To our surprise, Dubai has a lot of Rolex models that are always out of stock in Singapore. We went to a few shops in Switzerland and were told that the few models were always out of stock too. The price of the watches (after tax rebate, exchange rate and credit card charges) are almost comparable to the retail prices in Singapore boutiques. Only difference is that you still get a chance to buy a two tone sports model there whereas in Singapore, you could be waiting for a lifetime to get a new one! If you are keen to get a sports model, do visit the biggest mall in the world, Dubai Mall. They have a three storey Rolex there!

We flew back to Singapore after Dubai and there were a lot of hiccups with the airline. Families with kids were separated and so were James and I. My seat was repeated. Another guy and I got the same seat number and the staff at the airport refused to help us rectify it; neither did they accept our request to put us together.

Luckily, Susan was there to manage the situation for us; otherwise, flying back would have been a disaster! I can’t imagine the kids sitting by themselves without their parents :O

All in all, I had a wonderful honeymoon all thanks to euHolidays; there is minimal conflict of interest as we paid for the trip but the trip did meet our expectations and it met our objective of “we just want to relax this honeymoon so let’s leave the itinerary planning to someone else”. For the places that were touched-and-go, we will certainly be back to experience them now that we have a good idea of what to do and where to explore now.

SkinnyMint Fat Burning Coffee & Hot Chocolate Review

I drink Coffee or Milk Tea every morning before I start work and this has become a habit. If I don’t drink them before work, it feels like something is missing and I won’t be able to concentrate.

Recently, SkinnyMint sent me their 28 Day Fat Burning Coffee & Fat Burning Hot Chocolate to try. Even though I was very intrigued by the new launches, my first thoughts were……. “How will they taste? Will they really work?”

I would be skeptical about the results but since I have previously tried both SkinnyMint Morning and Night Teatox and both worked for me, why not give the new products a try too?

Instead of drinking coffee with high sugar content, I am drinking both the Fat Burning Coffee and Hot Chocolate on a daily basis. Just imagine…. burn your fats away while enjoying a cup of hot coffee. Sounds too good to be true?

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What I am most happy about, other than the fat-burning portion is reducing my sugar intake! Although I do not really drink frizzy drinks, the coffee and tea I consumed on a daily basis is quite frightening.

Take a look at the supplement facts below – 0 Fat, 0 Sugar!

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Both powders smell nice. The coffee has a coconut-y smell & taste as it is coconut flavored while the hot chocolate taste nothing less than a good cup of unsweetened chocolate. Good for people who wants that chocolatey taste in their mouth – without the calories!

You can even put them into your bag and bring them out if you do not have the time to drink them in the morning as they come in sachets form. All you need is a cup of hot water and pooooof!

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The drinks can help suppress your appetite and boost your metabolism as they contain natural metabolism booster. Studies have also shown that 96% of the people who tried them had a significant decrease in appetite. As for me, I do find myself emptying my bowel more often – at a very regular timing too.

Also, whenever you feel like snacking at work, just make yourself a cup of hot chocolate. It is only 25 Cal per serving! Say no to chocolates and opt for the hot chocolate instead.

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Join me and add these drinks to your breakfast today if you wanna lose some weight or control your appetite!

Do drink them for 28 days to see better results!

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You can get them from skinnymint.com!

Woosa Mattress & Pillows For Our New Home

We are almost done with our new nest and we are ready to move in anytime soon! The latest addition to the house is the mattress from Woosa.

This brand is very new to us as we have never heard of it but after reading the reviews online, we have decided to give it a try!

We ordered a King sized mattress and were very surprised to see that it was wrapped into a box. Look at the picture below; it came up by the lift! Not the stairs yo!!


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The mattress was vacuumed packed and wrapped up into the box and unboxing this giant mattress was quite fun! We watched it “grow” to its full size within minutes.

The 100% made in Belgium mattress is a 9.5 inch full foam mattress – which was pretty surprising and the first thing that came to our mind was ” Can we can get used to it?” as we were too used to spring mattress. The answer is…. we had such a good sleep!!

Woosa mattress is made from scratch with extremely high quality latex Foam and PU foam and it comes with a 100 night free trial and a 10-year warranty. If you find the mattress unsuitable, they will pick it up and issue a full refund with no questions asked.

Don’t worry because returned mattresses are donated to charitable organization. They will not repack it and sell it again.

Also, 100 night free trial? Seriously? YUP! You can test it for 3 full months! And how many brands actually give you a 10 year warranty? Do you know that your bed will start to wear and tear after 5 years? I would say that the 10-year warranty is a bonus bonus plus point to note!


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Woosa also carries pillows. The combination of Woosa Mattress + Woosa Pillows? Heaven!

Both James and I prefer mattress that are medium-firm and Woosa hit that spot. It was neither too soft nor too hard. The high quality latex foam and cushions kind of tweaked itself to meet our overall preferences for the maximum comfort and support. So no matter your sleeping position – side, frontal or back, or even the body shape, the mattress is bound to work for you.


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We have already slept on it and I must say that we had such a good sleep and getting this mattress was such a right decision.

There was no pushy salesmen too 😛


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Don’t be too shock when I share the price with you guys. The King-sized mattress only cost $1,699! We did a lot of mattress window-shopping and a good King-sized mattress can easily cost us $3,500 and above. If you think King is a little too big for you, you can check out the four different sizes on their website.


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If you are keen to give them a try, head over to woosa.sg to find out more.

How I celebrated my birthday with a Faber Licence Membership

Among all the birthdays I had, this year has been the most fruitful! I must say it was soooo fruitful that I slept a full 10 hours straight like a long after the whole day of activities!

To give you guys a short context of the happenings, I actually spent more than 24 hours in Sentosa doing a myriad of physical activities, which I have never done it. I felt slightly ashamed as well; being a Singaporean, I have never done these activities before! Like what many would deem, these activities were “so near yet so far” from me!

It is easy to plan what to do or discover discounts with the new digital Faber Licence Membership! Explore the app and find discounts for various restaurants and enjoy unlimited cable car rides onboard Singapore Cable Car Sky Network!


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This is how the digital membership card looks like. At $39, the 1-year Faber Licence offers a variety of dining, shopping and entertainment benefits and discounted staycations all-year round. It also provides one of the most generous privileges for diners, with members enjoying 20% off at F&B outlets at Faber Peak Singapore, including Dusk Restaurant & Bar and Arbora as well as Good Old Days located on Sentosa.

Psst: You can buy Singapore Cable Car tickets for your family members at 50% off! Actually, it is 50% off for Sentosa Merlion, Wings of Time and a lot more!

Registration and payment can be easily done on your phone at member.onefabergroup.com. You can view all the membership privileges in the web app too!





After registering for the membership, we checked in to Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa, the room wasn’t the only item that I was pleasantly surprised with. They went the extra mile to prepare a birthday cake! It’s my favourite flavor somemore! I couldn’t feel more pampered with their services. Nice one nailing my very first birthday cake of the year, lovely people from the team of Amara Sanctuary! *kisses*


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I knew time was tight so I spare no time checking out the room and facilities before shooting out of the hotel to catch the planned activities.

Nonetheless, a quick word for the room: Apart from the captivating white colonial architecture, the room is extremely huge. As you walk past the bed, you will be invited with a pleasing view of the bathtub that promises a comforting night after a lethargic day. Both James & I took turns to soak ourselves in the tub for a one good hour at night. Not that the tub wasn’t enough to accommodate the size of two adults, we just selfishly wanted some private time with the bathtubs ourselves!

Another favourite location of the room would be the balcony. It overlooks over to the infinity lap pool, which span right next to Mother Nature! The room just gives us layers and layers of comfort close to not only nature but also our heart!


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To stop us from becoming HANGRY, we took Bus A from the hotel to ‘Imbiah Lookout Station’ where we have to take a short cable car ride over to Arbora Restaurant, which is located at Faber Peak. Do note that if you are traveling to Faber Peak, you will have to travel by the Mount Faber Line. Rest assured that the instructions are pretty intuitive as long as you keep a lookout for the signboards.


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The Singapore Cable Car brought back much memories as James and I dined in one before during one of our Valentine’s! Maybe even more memories for him as he did a shoot for them before as a talent to promote Cable Car Sky Dining. Lol. I love Cable Car rides as it never fails to disconnect me from reality!


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It was a quick 7-10 minutes ride to Arbora (previously known as Spuds & Aprons). They rebranded themselves on October this year.


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The food & services were on par. Par as in GOOD! I wished I had another stomach to try a few more of their mains. I am a super avid pasta lover and it is no surprise I would order their pasta without much consideration. But that also means that my expectation of pasta are super high! Nonetheless, they did not disappoint as the texture of the noodle was to my liking; chewy yet not being too hard.

Best part, the food was not too expensive; we had 3 mains & 1 side for $103 in total and what’s more, you can enjoy 20% off the total bill with Faber Licence! If you are looking for somewhere romantic to bring your date to, I would strongly recommend Arbora. You do not have to travel into Sentosa for them. Just drive up to Faber Peak on Mount Faber and for those that do not drive, you can take the Singapore Cable Car up from Harbourfront Tower 2. With Faber Licence, you can enjoy unlimited cable car rides year-long!


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faber peak food


When we were done settling our bills, the restaurant surprised me with more cakes! To be more exact, four different flavor of cakes! Sinful but all I can feel is bliss! Not only do they have good services, they are constantly smiling. That is how service should be done! Kudos to the team of Arbora!


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After filling our stomach, we went back to Sentosa via the Sentosa Cable Car Line and took the Sentosa Express to Beach Station. All ready for our Skyline Luge and Gogreen Segway! Two of the activities I wanted to try but never got to do so till that day!

Don’t you think we look cute here? We look like real life version of SuperMario Kart! Kids can also join in the Luge as there were quite a few kids who zoom past us with excitement even before we sat down on our Luge. However, you have to carry your things while you are on the Luge. So, my recommendation is not to bring too much things along with you when you are heading for the Luge! Good thing is the Luge is a fairly easy to learn activity; anyone can pick it up within matter of minutes! You are off to the roads before you even know it! Ha!


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Just when I thought we have to walk all the way up for another round of Luge, the guy told us that we could actually take the Skyline up. Phew!

So we had 2 rounds of Skyline & Luge in total! Here is a snapshot of us on the Skyline! We certainly look anything but tired, don’t we?!


Sentosa SkyLuge


Moving on to Segway, I was initially quite scared as I can’t balance well. However, trainings were conducted before the actual activity to ensure that we know how to operate it. One round of Segway is approximately 800m and I am super proud to say that I did not fall nor even stop a minute on it! Only regret is that 800m is so short! I want it to be loooooonger!!!


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Right before the sunset, we went over to the Sentosa Merlion. Even though I visit Sentosa on a frequent basis, I have never once gone up the Sentosa Merlion. I would say that it was quite an experience for me!

We were greeted with a 5-minute show, followed by a learning journey and then, up the lift to the Merlion’s mouth & head gallery! We attempted some jumping shots there with the beautiful coastline of Singapore straits but we failed. Lol! But what was successful was my patriotism towards Singapore after the session! So proud to be a Singaporean!


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Everyone who enters is also given a little GOLD souvenir (below).


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Singapore Merlion Prosperity Coins! Keep one in your wallet so that your lady luck will follow you all the way! I must say they were pretty well made. So much so I would really keep one in a safety deposit box just to always remember this day!


Sentosa Merlion


For dinner, we had ‘Good Old Days’ as it was right beside the show “Wings of Time”. We went over for the 7.40pm show. Do not worry if you miss the 7.40pm show as there will be another show at 8.40pm 🙂

Sit back and relax while you enjoy the show that comprises of beautiful lights, sound, lasers and even fireworks! To be honest, there are just so many thrilling stuff that even though my body was exhausted but my mind was still as awake as the start of the day!


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We concluded our day with a good meal at Good Old Days where local delights like Chicken Rice, Laksa and double boiled soup were served. The restaurant is located beside Wings of Time, and right infant of iFly!


Sentosa Good Old Days


If you have a day to spare, you can follow my itinerary and be a tourist in Sentosa for a day. Just make sure you sign up for your Faber License Membership before you go in!

Enjoy 20% off membership fees with the following promo codes
Individual Membership @ $31.20/year (U.P. $39): MAYBELINE20IND
Family Membership @ $108/year (U.P. $135): MAYBELINE20FAM
Valid until 31 Dec 2018.

New Detailing Product at Supremo Car Detailer – CQUARTZ Finest Reserve

Author: James AwyonhPost-CQUARTZ Treatment Package (3 Years) Review

Still remember my last post on Supremo Car Detailer? That was almost 3 years back when I first got my new car (Mazda 6 White – Executive).

Being a shrewd car owner who is extremely particular about my car’s exterior, I immediately sent it down for their signature <CQUARTZ Treatment Package>.

Do you guys agree that time is required for us to review how the product would hold up for at least 2-3 years before I can pen a fair and objective assessment?

Now, I can be super confident in claiming that their CQUARTZ Treatment Package does hold up to its promise of keeping my car dust- & water- resistant! During this period of 3 years, I only went down 2 times as the product was able to hold so well.

In fact, after these 3 years, I still get occasional comments from friends & acquaintances that giving a shock look when I say that “it is already 3 years old”, proving that the exterior has been well maintained by the products.

New Product – 2018 CQUARTZ Finest Reserve

This time around, Wayne (the Boss) called me up and shared with me excitedly that there is a new and even more advanced product : <CQUARTZ Finest Reserve>.

I went down without second thoughts; all ready to put my car in the confident hands of Wayne again.

Process

The process started off with Application of <CarPro IronX Decontamination> spray on rims and entire exterior body of the car.


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For added decontamination, they sprayed TriX to further ensure that no residual contaminants are left, at the same time removing any and all road Tars from the car body.

Blending the iron removing power of Iron-X with the tar-dissolving capabilities of Tar-X. CarPro TRIX ensure total vehicle decontamination.

Perfect for time-pressed DIY or professional detailers, TRIX’s pH-balanced (pH-7) formula safely dissolves both organic and inorganic fallout in 1-step; thus streamlining the detailing process and saving time and money on full details.


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The purple colouration (below image) is due to the presence of those iron fillings and contaminants.





Next, I would say this is as close as your car getting winter in Singapore with a <Full Snow foam wash> using <CarPro Reset Shampoo>.

Reset Shampoo was developed as the perfect partner to nanotechnology sealants and coatings with cleaning properties tailored to their unique needs.

Reset utilizes Intelligent pH Surfactants, which feature the strength of an alkaline cleaner whilst remaining pH-neutral in solution, and helps to break down dirt and traffic films in order to maintain the coating’s hydrophobicity.





Following on, a 4-Step paint Correction to remove Fine Scratches, Swirls, marks and stains.

The polishing compounds used are namely Scholl concepts, Menzerna, Carpro Essence (image below).





After paint correction is completed, another wash was given before CarPro Eraser Wipe
down before applying Paint Protection products.





CarPro Eraser is an intensive cleaner to remove oils, silicones, and polishing dust from all hard vehicle surfaces to ensure maximum bonding performance of protection products, including the CQuartz line of Nanotechnology coatings.

Paint Protection Products on the exterior body used: [NEW 2018 Cquartz Finest Reserve + Gliss]

Backed by a 3-Year CarPro Certified Warranty, CQuartz Finest Reserve is an extremely complex hybrid blend of Silicon oxide-infused epoxy nano particles.

This Next-Gen technology utilizes an advanced hybrid nano structural composition, which bridges the gap between ceramic and organic materials creating an extremely high gloss, dense nano-coat! Additionally, this results in an extremely durable, thick coating with advances in a variety of attributes and unlike anything that has come before it.

With GLISS, CarPro brought new advances in nanotechnology to bare and designed an all-new hyper-smooth, hyper-glossy, and easy to apply ceramic nano coating that excels as a top-coat for all CQuartz coatings! This incredible next-gen coating serves multiple purposes and even excels as a stand-alone paint protection and enhancement system with a HYPER slick surface that will make your jaw drop!


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One of the reason why I still stick on religiously with Supremo Detailing is their rigorous attention to detail ; they would go the extra mile to tailor-fit various top notch products for respective part of the car. For instances, for the Glasses / Windows (they utilizes the FlyBy Forte), Rims (they uses Cquartz dLux) & Interior Leather (they uses the Cquartz leather).

Just to give you a glimpse on what I mean. Even for those areas which are too minute to take notice…








See the effect post CQUARTZ Dlux on the rims!





After all applications are done, an IR curing lamp is used to cure and set the coating in. Voila!


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My 3 year old car looking even better than I first bought it! Don’t you think so?





If you are keen to find out more, feel free to go down and look for Wayne! Additional information as stated below.

Location:

Supremo Car Detailer Pte Ltd
7 Soon Lee Street
#02-01
S627608

Website & IG:
www.supremocar.com
www.facebook.com/supremocar
http://www.sgcarmart.com/directory/merchant_reviews.php?MID=15155
IG: supremocar

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Refinancing House Loan in Singapore with MoneySmart

Today, I will be sharing something very useful for people who are going to get a new flat or calling the banks one by one just to check up on their housing loan packages. I promise this is going to be useful for you as it has been a great help to me.


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As all of you know, I have recently gotten my flat before my wedding and this means that I can reprice my property right now.

I was so desperate that I even went online to ask for recommendations.


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Truth to be told, James and I went ahead with the bank recommendation for our housing loan from our property agent as she is a friend of ours. She actually gave us the commission and did not keep a single cent. Honestly, we were also quite lazy to call all the banks in Singapore and compare their interest rates one by one.

We had quite good rates when we signed the package but even before any sum was disbursed to the developer, the interest rate increased! We felt extremely pissed off but well, we did not sign up for a fixed interest rate to being with so we only have ourselves to blame for wanting the easy way out.

Don’t be alarm when I tell you that our current interest rate is more than 2%! The only way to console myself is that I am not paying 2.6% for the HDB Loan right now. I went around asking and our interest rate was the highest among my friends.

Having said that, I wished I knew MoneySmart earlier.

MoneySmart.sg is one of the largest financial portals in Southeast Asia region and it allows me to compare financial products like credit cards and housing loans from different banks in a single platform.

If I knew this portal earlier, I might have been able to save some money for the wedding by using the right cards.


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Did you see the picture above? Take a look at the bottom left corner of the screenshot. The current lowest floating is 1.48% and fixed is 1.99%. I thought the fixed rate is still on the high side…

Nonetheless, let’s go in deeper.

You will be need to answer some questions so that MoneySmart can understand you better.


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After answering the questionnaire which will probably take you less than a minute, you will be required to create an account. I chose the easiest option of signing in with Facebook and….

They did my work for me!


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There were 27 results for me to compare. Prior to sharing about MoneySmart here, I actually did check out the rates from 3 different banks 1 by 1 as I have to reprice or refinance my housing loan by August 2018.

The interest rates for the 3 banks that I called were exactly the same so I can safely say that the information on the site is up to date. I have also just made my decision on which bank and which package to go for.

If you are as lost as me or if you need more help on these refinancing loans packages, you can visit www.moneysmart.sg/home-loan. Alternatively, if you prefer a more human touch, you can opt to speak to their mortgage specialist after completing the comparison process. 🙂

OSIM uLove 2 – The Chair to fall in love with

As you know, James and I are going to move into our new place soon and I thought that we can add something which I saw recently into our cosy nest. Not to mention, like many executives out there, both of us lead a hectic lifestyle. Hence, we are always on a lookout for items that would extract those cumulative deep-seated knots in our body!

Recently, I boarded the ‘OSIM Airlines’ and flew to paradise with their new OSIM uLove 2 (4手天王) massage chair; I was sold instantly! Instead of the usual 2-hand massage, it has been upgraded to a 4-hand massage. This means that both your upper and lower body get massage concurrently! This is almost like you have two masseuses working on your body at one go.
Doesn’t it sound luxurious?

When the ‘hands’ are doubled, you can expect nothing but – double the effectiveness, double the results, & double the pampering.

You can see me happily nestled within it here!


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The luxurious chair doesn’t just end here. We were greeted with 2 different programs during the flight – One for the Head & Neck while the other one for the Neck & Shoulders.

There are different massage programs depending on your needs. For example, if your legs are constantly tired, you can opt for the Butt & Thighs program. For James, the sports program fits him most as it facilitates the recovery of muscles used in sports. Whereas for me, I love the V-Hand™ Massage for the head, neck & shoulders the most as it gives a realistic grip (that of a masseuse) to relieve those tension in these stress-prone areas!

To make your massage program even more robust, you can download new massage programs and music from the OSIM uLove 2 Mobile app. Just pair it with your smart phone and select the massage programs that you want. It is basically a head-to-toe massage and you can have it any time you want at your own comfort zone.


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Who doesn’t like a soothing music during their massage? Similarly, James and I couldn’t get enough of the 3D Surround Sound feature as we fully immerse in the auditory pleasure during the massage.

And this is not all for the entertainment department; you can complete your whole package of entertainment with an Entertainment stand and USB Charging Function. With this additional function, you can watch movies on your smart device using the Entertainment stand for as long as you are charging the device via the uLove 2 USB port.

Imagine having a personal Gold Class movie seat with an add-on massage function in your living space? Just how cool is that!


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PSST: If you think that your tired arms are forgotten, there is an intense airbag massage for your arms too!

You are probably thinking… James and I are of different built. How can the chair ‘recognize’ us?

Well, it comes with an Intelligent Auto Shoulder Detection feature such that it will assess our unique built at the start of every program for a thorough, personalized massage.


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Fitting to our body is one thing, but how about fitting into our house?

Fret not! The uLove 2 comes in 4 elegant shades of Brown, Blue, Green and Purple. Other than having floral designs on the outer part of the chair, the inner seat is covered with quilted leatherette that guarantees comfort that promises to fit into any contemporary living space. Upon reclining, the chair spans a length of 180cm; I would think most living space in Singapore could easily accommodate this amount of space in the living room.





OSIM uLove 2 (4手天王) is now available both online and in retail stores.

Quote “MAYSIM” to enjoy the massage chair at $5499 instead of its usual price tag of $6699 from now till 30th Sept!

For more information, please visit https://sg.osim.com/ulove2-massage-chair.html.

Tsumtastic Night with Disney Tsum Tsum Mid-Autumn Lantern Installations @ VivoCity

Author: Alex Chua

Here’s a cooler, more magical destination to bring your young kids around to enjoy Mid-Autumn Festival (and save those trees from burning at the Botanic Gardens!). Mega-shopping mall VivoCity has teamed up with The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia to create the largest Asian record-setting lantern sculpture light up. Dubbed Disney Tsum Tsum: A celebration of Love, over 2000 Tsum Tsum lanterns will be lighted up at VivoCity Sky Park for fanboy to ogle and your selfie galore.


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Derived from the Japanese term meaning ‘to stack’, Disney Tsum Tsum is beloved for its range of collectable stuffed toys and mobile games based upon the popular Disney characters. This Mid-Autumn event will showcase Disney Tsum Tsum themed Mid-Autumn lantern installations in four different zones to reflect the different forms and expressions of love.

There is the Fairytale Garden, which is set in a magical and romantic garden with iconic scenes from Snow White, Aladdin, Mulan and Beauty and the Beast. This is the definite must-go for those who love to pose at Madame Tussauds @ Sentosa.


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Perhaps the biggest highlight of the event is the Tunnel of Love. Stretching 40m long, the kaleidoscope-like tunnel features Disney Tsum Tsum lanterns of over 30 different Disney and Pixar characters. Once you step inside you would literally feel like being transported to another world, and you would be overwhelmed by kawaii-ness. Try spotting your favourite best pals floating in the midst like Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Winnie the Pooh, Nemo and Dory.


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Once out of the Tunnel of Love, you’ve reached the Wishing Wonderland. Featuring the Ice Palace and the beloved sisters form Disney’s Frozen, Anna and Elsa as well as their friends Sven and Olaf.


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For the do-gooders, here you can release a Mid-Autumn Disney Tsum Tsum themed floating lantern wishes for a worthy cause. Simply purchase a wishing card at $2 @ TANGS Customer Service Counter at level 1. 100% of the gross proceeds will be donated to Children’s Cancer Foundation.


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Which Disney character has the longest ever-lasting love? Its Mickey and Minnie of course, its everyone’s #CoupleGoals. Standing at 10m tall and made out of 1500 lanterns, this larger-than-life centrepiece is an ode to the most loved Disney couple. Celebrating their 90th anniversary this year, this is truly a love for the ages. This installation also holds a new record in Asia Book of Records as the largest Lantern Sculpture.

Disney Tsum Tsum Installation is available from 30 August till 30 September 2018. Don’t missed out on this opportunity, so do bring your loved ones and family members to enjoy this magical moment.

What’s more, when you spend a minimum of $250 in VivoCity, you get to redeem a limited-edition Disney Tsum Tsum Mid-Autumn-themed ezlink card. VivoCity will launch a different design each week with a total of four to complete the collection. For those who are too excited to wait, the first 200 shoppers who spend a minimum of $800* will receive a special commemorative set comprising all 4 card designs.

*Terms & Conditions apply.

Bespoke Wedding Gowns at Bridal Veil by MichelleHuiMin (Part 1)

This is going to be a lengthly post as I would like to pen down our gowns and suits journey for #AwMayzingJourney.

Some couples fly overseas to get their suits and gowns down and some fly over specially for Bridal Veil. Lucky for us, both Bridal Veil and The Mens Club are located in Singapore, and conveniently, right in Orchard – Delfi Orchard – 402 Orchard Road.

When James first proposed, we were lost and since I was totally caught off guard, we had no idea where or what the next step was. Other than booking of the hotel, people often tells us to book my gowns early as the design that I want may be booked by other brides-to-be already. However, I wasn’t sure if I want my gowns to be rented or bespoke then. I also dislike the idea of wearing the same gowns as other brides so I was surely leaning towards bespoke more.

It didn’t take me long to make a decision. I made an appointment with Michelle from Bridal Veil and my mind and heart already knew what I wanted when I stood outside Bridal Veil for the first time – even before I entered the shop. The gowns and suits that were showcased behind the glass panels caught my attention. All of them look edgy yet elegant and classy.

I remember telling Michelle this “I want something that still speaks me and I can still look like myself at the end of the day.” The bottom line is – I don’t need anything too fanciful. I just want to be myself.

I was also given different fabrics and colors to choose from and I ended up with Satin and The Great Gatsby – Black, White and Champagne. I love satins because of the simplicity and shine.

Michelle knew exactly what I wanted and showed me sketches of the gowns that she had specially designed for me. To be honest, it was such a difficult decision because all of them were so beautifully drawn. How do I even settle with 1 out of the few? One point that she was spot on was that James is more daring than me in terms of dressing. My head turned to her when she said that and I went “wow.. she really took the time and effort to study our styles and characteristics.” Boy.. I was so touched.

After we are done with the designs selection, Michelle arranged for more appointments for me – from the skeleton fitting to the finalized measurements. If there is one thing that I do not have to worry about for my wedding, it would be our suits & gowns because I went to the right designer and team (Yi Xia & Cherie), the right friends.

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Trust me when I said I do not have to worry a single bit about my Gowns. Michelle is a perfectionist. She thought of everything for me from my theme, to the designs and everything that you can think of.

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My gowns are not exactly simple. Take a look at the picture below. The layerings were so perfect. I could almost feel their hardworking in putting the different layers together.

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James had his suits designed by Colin from The Mens Club and it was always a joy having Colin around because he loves to joke around. Both Michelle and Colin are so nice that they treat every bride & groom as friends. By the way, The Mens Club also designs bespoke suits for the ladies if you ever need one.

James had 2 different suits designed by Colin, which I will not be revealing them at this post for now. Stay tuned for the second post.

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Now, back to my gowns. I think everyone’s favourite has got to be the Pink Cheongsam I wore for my tea ceremony and sending off of the guests at night. Each flower was painstakingly hand cutout by Michelle and her girls from a Kimono fabric that Michelle had sourced from Japan. My mother-in-law even asked me to buy over the cheongsam so that I can wear it for future dinner(s).

One little issue I had was my tummy. I couldn’t bring myself to cut down on carbs during the fittings. Michelle kindly shared tips with me on the cutting down on cuts and how to walk in a cheongsam gracefully. I hope I didn’t disappoint her on my wedding night.

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What can I conclude from my first post?

It is important to choose the correct people for your wedding. They literally strike off an item from your To-Worry-About list. We were very very fortunate to walk down the aisle in gowns and suits from Bridal Veil and The Mens Club. No words can describe how proud we feel to be dressed in them.

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Stay tuned as I pen down the final designs and our feelings as we march down the aisle in them on my second post 🙂