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Cirque du Soleil returns to Singapore after 10 Years with TOTEM!

The long-awaited show from Cirque du Soleil, Totem is currently showing at its trademark blue-yellow big top here in Singapore! An all-new, awe-inspiring production, featuring fascinating acrobatic of a journey into the evolution of mankind. Opening on 28 October 2015 on Bayfront Avenue, next to Marina Bay Sands. We’re lucky to be able to attend the opening night on 28 October and it was truely an amazing show not to be missed. Since its 2010 World Premiere, more than 3.8 million people in 30 cities worldwide have been mesmerized by the intimacy and beauty of Totem, winner of the 2013 NYC Drama Desk Awards for Unique Theatrical Experience. Written and directed by Robert Lepage, TOTEM features a cast of 46 acrobats, actors, musicians and singers from 17 countries performing an impressive collection of jaw-dropping acrobatic acts, in an uplifting array of athleticism, comedy, soul-touching theatrics and surprising visual effects. With acrobatic performances evoking selected scenes from the story of evolution, and featuring Neanderthals, Cro-Magnons, primates and men in suits, among others, TOTEM depicts a world …

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Warung Babi Guling in Bali, Ubud

Having visited Bali for a few times, I’ve never tried the famous dish in Bali that all my friends told me not to miss. During my trip to Bali this year, I finally got to try it and here’s my review about this dish that most tourist go ga ga over. I didn’t really do any research beforehand on which is the best restaurant to go for Babi Guling, so we just randomly passed by this restaurant that served Babi Guling in Ubud and with a pretty decent crowd in there, we decided to try this out. There’s actually quite a few option to choose from but to try the most common and authentic Babi Guling, we ordered the set which basically comes with everything. Before that, some ice cold coconut to relieve the heat. The avocado is so good that I decided to order one for myself as well. It didn’t take long for our food to be served. The first impression I had was, Nasi Padang. It looks exceptionally delicious and I can’t …

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My Energy Booster – Kinohimitsu Maca Men

Sponsored Advertorial Do you ever felt really tired and lethargic, unable to concentrate on the things you are doing? With the fast moving environment we are all in, I’m sure majority of us have these issue. I’ve a few friends that kept asking me how do I managed to find so much time to blog, to go cafe hopping, go to the gym and travel so often. Don’t you feel tired? Yes, it can be tiring to managed all of these but you need to have a balance between work and play. Other than that, I have something to boost my energy… and that’s Maca Men from Kinohimitsu! Kinohimitsu Maca Men is a caffeine-free energy booster that is refreshing and handy. Specially designed for me with a powerful proprietary blend of 500mg Maca extract, clam extract, BCCA and turmeric to support men’s vitality, stamina and endurance as well as support overall health. How does it benefit? Kinohimitsu Maca Men is made with 4 key ingredients : Maca Extract, Clam Extract, Turmeric, BCAA and Taurine. BOOST …

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Reduce FAT without Surgery with the Liposonix Treatment

Is there something about that layer of fats or people call it the love handle or muffin top bothering you whenever you look into the mirror? I know it’s not easy to keep up with a fixed fitness routine due to the busy schedule that you might have. Sometimes diet and exercising might not work for you or enough to get rid of that layer of fats. Not to frown, there is Liposonix to the rescue! Liposonix treatment is a non-surgical fat reduction procedure that can get rid of targeted fat around the waistline. It has been through 10 years of research and testing and was introduced in Europe, Japan, Canada and US since 2012. Now it’s available in Singapore and I got to try it at EHA Clinic 🙂 Before the treatment begin, you are advised to pop in a pain killer, as the tolerance of pain depends on individual, so it’s recommended to pop in one, just in case~ You will go through a consultation session with the doctor to understand better on …

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A Wintry Korea : From Singapore to Jeju Island

December holiday is coming soon and if you are looking for a place to experience winter, do consider Korea 😉 Here’s sharing my winter trip to Korea this year in January (yes i know i’m abit slow haha) but still I think it’s not too late to share these with you guys here. On my itinerary, I started off from Singapore to Seoul, followed by a domestic flight to Jeju Island to explore the place before heading back to Seoul again. There are no direct flights from Singapore to Jeju, so I got a return ticket from Singapore to Seoul, and purchase a return domestic flight ticket from Eaststar Jet from Seoul to Jeju. Let the adventure begin! 😀 It’s a morning flight.. soo…. yawnz~ Breakfast on board and after 7 hours later… here we are in Korea! 😀 Ice skating rink in the airport Selfie time! As the domestic flight from Seoul to Jeju does not depart from Incheon airport, you will need to head over to Gimpo airport for your flight to Jeju. …

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REVOLVE X Publish X DarrenBloggie Lookbook

Sponsored Advertorial Not long ago, I chanced upon REVOLVE and I was surprised and amazed by the variety of clothings available! Revolve is a online store where it housed an unrivaled collection of the world’s most coveted brands of men’s and women’s designer apparel, shoes and accessories. The site is easy to navigate and I didn’t have much trouble browsing through the items. There’s simply so much that you can choose from and I was spoilt for choices. Haha! So guess what I’ve gotten from REVOLVE? A pair of arch joggers from PUBLISH. This pair of jogger pants is made of 97% of cotton which makes it very comfortable to wear. With the elastic drawstring waist, it is able to suit different waistline. It’s easy to match. You can match it with a tank top, a shirt or tee for different occasion 🙂 Black and white will never go wrong haha~ Start shopping today at REVOLVE and never go out of style! ;D

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Cafe-hopping in Taiwan – VIIA Caffe, A Cafe well-loved by the Celebrities

There are alot of interesting cafes available in Taiwan and I came across this cafe, located in some housing estate beside the Taipei City Hall bus station. It took us quite a while to find the exact location, but thanks to google map, we managed to find it. I got to know about this cafe through Selina’s FB page and told myself that I should go visit this cafe when I’m in Taiwan…. last year hahaha. Yes, I visited the cafe last year Oct during my trip to Taiwan and only managed to blog about it now 😛 The very first impression I have of the cafe was very english-inspired. True enough, the Cafe is a combination of both olden Italian and modern style. Focusing on the passion in cafe lifestyle. they provide premium coffee and light bites where you can truely enjoy a relaxing afternoon. That’s one large cup of Latte (NT150). Enough to last you through the whole afternoon. From the no. of celebrities autographed mugs in the cafe, you can tell that …

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Sunday Jazzy Brunch at Sheraton Grande Sukhumkit, Bangkok

Enjoy a lovely Sunday with gourmet cuisine, free flow drinks and a swinging jazz band sounds like a good idea? Then you should not miss the Sunday Jazzy Brunch at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, one of the most popular Sunday activities when you are in Bangkok over the weekend! Located at Level 1 of the hotel, starting from the lift lobby all the way to The Living Room, the entire area is filled with a wide selection of international buffet spread, including dishes from the gourmet restaurants like Rossini’s Italian cuisine and Basil which serves contemporary Thai. Diners can enjoy fine French oysters, Alaskan crab, fresh seafood, sushi, Indian curries, Thai temptations and traditional roast beef. Do not miss the irresistible selection of desserts and ice creams located at The Library. The exquisite cuisine is also complemented by free flow of sparkling Prosecco, classic and contemporary cocktails, house wines, beers, and freshly squeezed fruit juices. Children can be entertained at our fun-filled and exciting Kid’s Wonderland which features a magic show, fun games, balloon activities, and …

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Limited Edition Premier X New Balance ‘MiUSA’ 998 “PMR”

Inspired by early twentieth century automobile manufacturing in Michigan and the U.S., the New Balance Made in USA style offers luxury details in a premium silhouette. The birth of the automobile was an exciting time in Michigan’s history and introduced a new standard of luxury transportation. Like the early automotive line, the Premier x New Balance 998 ‘MiUSA’ “PRMR” features a fine attention to detail. The upper is done in tan and black suede, mimicking a gold grill front panel and black chassis. Other details include a white sole and quilted seat printed insole. The finishing touch and tribute to the first luxury automobiles is a hangtag branded key and license plate with the shop abbreviation “PRMR.” The New Balance Made in USA 998 is one of the most premium New Balance Lifestyle silhouettes. Designed and crafted in New England, the 998 offers refined craftsmanship that New Balance Made in USA styles deliver. The Premier x New Balance 998 ‘MiUSA’ “PRMR” will be available from Saturday, September 19 at Limited Edt Vault @313 Somerset for …

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MAD Bistro & Whisky Lounge along Tanglin Road

Don’t be surprise or felt offended if your friends is asking if you are going MAD or if they suggest to go MAD. They might be referring to The Museum of Art & Design, MAD in short, which was started in 2009 to promote and making art and design accessible to everyone. Spanning across two levels, you can get to see interesting artworks from various artists and they are all available for you to purchase back should you be interested. MAD is not only a museum, there is also a cafe bistro at the ground level. Offering a range of tasty bites specially curated for you to enjoy in the midst of the beautiful art pieces and furnishings. With the minimalistic and modern decor, the cafe is an idea venue for your next corporate luncheon or birthday celebration. Creamy Three Mushroom Soup, $14, served with brioche, drizzled with truffle oil. I quite like the soup as you can taste the mushroom bits and not like those from the cans. Ham & Cheese Ciabatta, $12. Pan …

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New Balance introduces the Elite Edition : Pinball Pack

For fall 2015 Boston-based New Balance will debut the Elite Edition Pinball pack, inspired by well-known and often-played pinball machines from the 1990’s. The men’s New Balance Elite Edition 1600 and 580 take inspiration from various parts of a pinball machine including the red bumpers, blue paddles and steel grey mechanical parts. The men’s and women’s New Balance Elite Edition 530 and 999 and pay tribute to some of the greatest pinball machines from the 1990’s through color blocking. In addition, a limited New Balance MRT580 will be released and is done in a full reflective silver synthetic to replicate a pinball machine “bonus ball.” The New Balance Pinball pack will include 4 styles for men and 2 for women and is currently available in stores with a suggested retail price of $139 – $179.

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Low-Sugar Mooncake Creations from Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

Celebrate one of the most memorable and captivating Mid-Autumn festivals as the award-winning Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant pays homage to the traditions of the festivity with twelve exquisite, low-sugar mooncake creations. Beautifully encased in an auspicious and elegant red treasure chest hot-stamped with gold peonies that symbolise riches, prosperity and romance, these mooncakes present the perfect opportunity to convey your best wishes and to share unbridled happiness. Personalisation of the mooncake boxes with complimentary hot-stamping of the company logo is also available with a minimum order of 50 boxes of mooncakes (T&Cs apply). NOVEL, UNIQUE AND EXCITING FLAVOURS WITH A TWIST With increasing demand for new, exciting and premium flavours, Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant took into consideration the feedback received from the clients to develop innovative and premium mooncakes. Making a debut this year is the luxurious, gold-dusted Black Truffle, Roasted Chestnut, Waxed Duck and Single Yolk with White Lotus Seed Paste Baked Mooncake – the ultimate ensemble for the most exquisite palate. With the Black Truffle unique earthy aroma and the meaty flavour form …

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A Luxury Collection Hotel – The Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok

Sponsored Review Bangkok, one of my favourite travel destination is only a 2 hours flight away from Singapore and with the cheap air fares nowadays, visiting Bangkok can be as good as making a impromptu trip over the weekends. During my recent visit to Bangkok, I was delighted and pleased to be hosted at The Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit where we both experience a wonderful stay with them. Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, A Luxury Collection Hotel under the Starwood Hotels Group is located in the heart of Sukhumvit Road. Easily accessible through the sky bridge to the Skytrain at BTS Asok Station, the subway at MRT Sukhumvit Station, Terminal 21 (my favourite shopping mall), you are just minutes away to all the entertainment that the city has to offer! Oh, do take the train from the airport to the hotel as your save ALOT more time than taking a taxi. The Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit combine modern elegance and luxury with the fascinating Thai culture. Enhancing the atmosphere of a luxury Bangkok hotel, vivid glass sculptures are displayed …

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Celebrate TwoNine Birthday Celebration at The St. Regis Singapore

It’s the time of the year again! No, i’m not referring to CNY or Christmas, but my birthday! 😀 I had a great mini birthday party last year at W Singapore and this year, being a supporter of SPG, I held my birthday staycation at The St Regis Singapore 🙂 The St Regis Singapore is situated at the heart of the city’s premiere shopping district, Orchard Road and is within walking distance to the Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, Singapore Botanic Gardens. Benefits of a SPG members, you get assigned to the floor exclusive for SPG members only. What’s more if you are a SPG Platinum member, you get Free upgrade to a suite during your stay with them. So, do remember to sign up as a SPG member here. We’re given the Lady Astor Room where the room is divided into three sections. Upon entering the room, you will see the pantry cabinet where your minibar, glass wines and tea can be found. Right behind the pantry area is the bathroom. Set in …

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Enjoy the wonders of Thailand and Vietnam at Marriott Cafe Singapore

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel invites you to excite your senses with Marriott Cafe’s “Wonders of Thailand and Vietnam” buffet to experience the five fundamental taste senses for both Vietnamese and Thai Cuisine – Sweet, Spicy, Sour, Bitter and Salty. Guest Chefs from JW Marriott Khao lak and JW Marriott Hanoi was invited over a short period of time to prepare the food for this buffet so as to ensure the authenticity. Some of the Thai highlights comprise of Phad Thai Goong, Laarp Phed (Chicken Thai Salad), Nua Phad Khing (Stir-fried Beef with Ginger) and many more. Geang Phed Ped Yang (Spicy Red Duck Curry) surprises me as the curry is spicy and sweet and I only got to know why it tasted sweet was from the pineapple chunks which looks like potatoes cooked in it. What’s thai food without Tom Yum Soup right? One of my favourite got to be the Thod Man Goong (Deep Fried Shrimp Cake) So addictive that I can’t stop eating it :X Other common food that you’ll find in a …

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Brunches Cafe – Chic Vintage Themed Bakery Café along Rangoon Road

Located within 5 mins walk from Farrer Park MRT station along Rangoon Road, there is this chic vintage themed cafe where you will get to find a mini cooper inside. Yes, don’t be surprised if I tell you that can sit on it while you enjoy your cup of cappuccino or savouring the yummy pasta for dinner. Brunches Cafe serves all-day breakfast, gourmet sandwiches, waffles, and your favourite beverages. Bakery and pastries are freshly made daily in the kitchen with no preservatives used which makes their High-tea sets limited. Cafe is nicely decorated with vintage furniture under a cosy ambience setting. You can choose to purchase them if you want and there are retail corners featuring genuine vintage collectables too. Here’s the signature Coffee on the Rock $6.50 with a nice presentation. What you need to do is to pour the milk into the glass cup where there is a coffee ice cube in it. As you pour the milk into it, it will slowly melt and you’ll have a cup of iced coffee. Option to …

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Get Uplifted with Diamond Polar at EHA Clinic

The most common cause of sagging skin is aging, and as you age, your skin loses collagen and elastin which is supposed to make you skin look soft, plump and youthful. Facial muscles weaken with age as well and as you age, more exposure to the dreaded pull of gravity causes skin to sag a little further down with each passing day. Not only that, you skin will tends to look tired and droopy. BUT! Not to worry as with the help of Venus Via Diamond Polar from EHA Clinic, you can achieve a uplifting face 🙂 Venus Viva Diamond Polar is a technology that utilizes the proven Magnectic Pulse Technology combining Multi-Polar RF and Pulsed Magnectic Fields, it provides a non-invasive skin tightening treatment which is safe for all skin types. If can be used on the face, neck and other hard to reach body areas. The applicators unique electrode placement can treat around the eyes, along the jowls and other smaller body parts to smooth skin, wrinkles and fine lines. My mum was …

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A.E.I.O.U – Vintage Cafe along King George’s Avenue

A.E.I.O.U – Does this sound familiar to you? I’m sure most of us learnt these as the vowels of the alphabets as a child. Just like what the cafe hope to achieve, going back to basic where the theme centers on a lifestyle of green conscious living. A space for one to enjoy life’s simplicity, consume goodly and appreciate nature. A.E.I.O.U is a vintage cafe located along King George’s Avenue where it combines food and lifestyle into one. This vintage looking cafe is housed in this shop house that was built in the mid 70s where it used to be an antique shop. You can still see the old signage there. The cafe is divided into two section. When you first enter the cafe, on your right, you will get to see a range of lifestyle products available on sale. On the left is where the counter sits, displaying desserts which looks good and tempting. Overall ambience of the cafe was good though you might feel that you’ve walked into a karang guni house as most …

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Washoku GOEN VivoCity

Enjoy Pocket-Friendly & Fuss-Free Sumibiyaki at Washoku GOEN

Sponsored Review Sumibiyaki, also know as Japanese charcoal grill is now available at Washoku GOEN, VivoCity! Get ready to feast your eyes while waiting for your food; watch the meat being charcoal-frilled ‘live’ by the grill master. Washoku GEON at VivoCity offers two different types of BBQ menu, the Japanese BBQ with authentic Japanese flavour which uses eel sauce and Singa Style BBQ which cater more to the locals’ palate with homemade Japanese BBQ sauce. A wide variety of meat offerings for you to choose from, ranging from chicken to pork and beef! Love the presentation of the Sumibi Pork Jun $7.80 and the pork belly is well marinated as the meat is marinated overnight with a secret blend to infuse flavour. Using a brush, meat is then basted generously with either eel sauce or homemade Japanese BBQ sauce while on the grill to achieve a flavourful and tender texture, at the same time sealing the juiciness of the meat. If you are looking for a combo, preferably to share or perhaps if you have …

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Le Kue Cafe- Classic French and Asian Heritage Desserts along Haji Lane

Sponsored Review As all of us know, Singapore is a country filled with a unique food heritage and we all love to eat. At Le Kue, they uses genuine French techniques to go beyond traditional tastes and memories without transgressing them. Le Kue is located along Haji Lane and the desserts displayed is good enough to make you walk in and take a closer look at it. Yes, it’s that attractive 🙂 As I was waiting for my hair appointment, which is on the same stretch of Haji lane, and I was early, I popped by the cafe to stay away from the heat. However, instead of taking the seats indoor, which is fully air-conditioned, I decided to take the outdoor seat for some people watching as well as enjoying the vibe in the area. I was glad that I made that decision 🙂 As usual, I ordered my favourite latte and it comes in a interesting glass. One of the latest plated dessert, Le Kue Bread Butter Pudding, with vanilla sauce, raspberry coulis, raspbery …

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