Sunday, November 25, 2018

[Event] Early Christmas Celebrations at The Eurasian Festival by The Eurasian Association

Do you know that the Eurasian community has been around even before the arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles? To serve the interests of the Eurasian community in Singapore, the Eurasian Association (EA) was set up in 1919. That's really a long history of heritage and contributions to Singapore's development and next year will be the Centennial Celebrations of the Eurasian Association.  


With the aim to foster closer ties and promote a better understanding with the other ethnic groups and nationalities in Singapore, the Eurasian Festival was organised and supported by the People's Association. It also serves as a focal point for the Eurasian community to come together and celebrate their unique identity, traditions and vibrant culture.


Held at the West Coast Community Club, I went to this event with my family and friends to experience the Eurasian cultural. There was a specially curated Eurasian cultural exhibition outside the community hall featuring a Eurasian house, church puzzle and a cookbook with recipe cards that we can bring back.


Inside the multi purpose hall, a line-up of performances and activities was going on. I had the chance to dress up in traditional Portuguese Eurasian costumes at the photo booth and we all took a few fun photos with the props for memory.



My parents and Rena was having fun with the Christmas games such as Pin the nose on Rudolph and Toy Soldier Bowling. They also did the coloring for the Christmas tree decorations. There were also booths selling crafts and Eurasian Souvenirs.


Mel Ferdinands performed and sang a lot of oldies and there's also a traditional Eurasian Folk dance. I really enjoyed these performances. We also participate in a mass quiz on traditions and food during Christmas through the Kahoot online website.


For our buffet dinner, we got to savour traditional Eurasian cuisine such as Chicken Devil Curry, Pot Roast Beef (halal), Eurasian Noodle, Chap Chye, Patchri (halal) and sugee cake. It was really delicious.


Dr Alexius Pereira, President of Eurasian Association shared about the interesting story of how the devil curry got its name. It's actually the mispronunciation of Curry Debal that originated around the 1500s using leftover meats and made the day after Christmas. This is a dish near and dear to the Eurasian community.


Shortly after our dinner and Kahoot game, Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information, Minister-In-Charge of Trade Relations, and Adviser to West Coast GROs arrived and grace the event as the guest-of-honour. Minister Iswaran is also the Minister representing the Eurasian community in the cabinet.


He later lighted up the Christmas Tree that was decorated by the members of public. The night continues on with a wonderful performance of Christmas Carols and a special appearance of Santa Claus. Mr S Iswaran later went down the stage to mingle with the participants and to give out candy canes. 


The event ends with a Lucky Draw and although we didn't win anything, we really enjoyed and immersed ourselves in this Eurasian celebration.


XOXO

Thursday, November 22, 2018

[Beauty] d'skin launches 3 brand new treatments at latest flagship store in Novena

d'skin Latest Flagship Outlet to Offer the Widest Range of Skin Treatments


With the festive seasons approaching, that also spells numerous gatherings and year-end parties! To get yourself ready and shine this festive season, d'skin's latest flagship store in Novena has the most comprehensive and complete range of treatments available. These includes treatments for acne to pigmentation, skin-tightening, skin rejuvenation and anti-aging. 

3 Brand New Treatments to be launched in conjunction to the Grand Opening


The new flagship outlet located  at Velocity @ Novena Square spans over 2,000 sqft and boasts 13 big rooms. In fact, it's just directly opposite from the d'skin prestige, which they've opened two years back. I didn't had the chance to visit the treatment rooms as they were all occupied on that day. In conjunction with the grand opening, the following 3 brand new treatments will be launched.


- SMART RF: CET/ RET. 30 mins, (S$ 299)

One of the most effective, non-invasive and painless treatment for wrinkles, cellulite, and skin laxity. Using the latest radio frequency-based treatment for face and body, heat delivered deep into the dermis help the exchange of positive and negative ions within cells, increase metabolism, improve blood and lymphatic drainage, stimulate collagen and elastic fibre production. Due to the deeper penetration through the production of deep heat in the visceral fat layer, R.E.T gets rid of subcutaneous fats and even visceral fats.

- Hyperbaric Oxygen Facial Treatment, 120 mins (S$598) 

Designed to increase cell metabolism and skin elasticity, this 2 stage treatment infuses 100% highly concentrated oxygen to the skin combines with inhaling of the pure oxygen to repair damaged cells, akin to Japan's oxygen bars. d'skin is also proud to be the first facial treatment centre in Singapore to use a medically HSA approved Oxygen Tank for their treatments.

 - Eyebrow Embroidery, 120 mins (S$599)

With a wide selection of 15 eyebrow colours, from subtle to strong, there will be a perfect shade and tone to get your eyebrows on point. The possibilities are endless and the pigments used are from a Germany manufacturer with 30 years of experience in manufacturing pigment colours in compliance with EU Regulations.

d'skin most popular product in its skincare collection


Other than the 3 brand new treatments, we were also introduced to their most popular skincare product known as the Collagen Silk (S$149). Made with 100% pure water-soluble fish collagen to alleviate beauty woes associated with dry skin and ageing skin. The serum can help to improve skin barrier properties as well as protection from environmental damage by stimulating existing cells to regenerate more collagen on its own. An even more fascinating point is that the Collagen Silk are packaged in its dry form in individual capsule thus less heat-susceptible and provides a fuss-free solution for the busy women to have dewy healthy skin.  


Novena Grand Opening Promotion

1. SMART RF - 30 mins U.P. $299 (First Trial @ 50% Off)
2. Hyperbaric Oxygen Facial Treatment - 2 hours U.P. $598 (First Trial @ 50% Off)
3. Eyebrow Embroidery - 2 hours U.P. $599 (First Trial @ $399)

*All prices exclude GST

More About d'skin

d'skin range of skincare products are researched and formulated in Japan. Beside skincare products, they are also focused on using medical-grade equipment to achieve desirable results by offering a complete range of non-surgical cosmetic treatments for the skin.

So, treat yourself to a day of relaxing and pampering session by their expert beauticians at

Velocity @ Novena Square
238 Thomson Road
#03-03 & #03-13,14,15
Singapore 307683

Tel: 6252 5822

For more information, please visit

Website: www.dskinlab.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dskinSG
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/dskinsg (#dskinsg)



XOXO

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

[Event] MoneyMax Launches Peppa Pig and Family Jewellery Collection for the Festive Seasons

MoneyMax Jewellery launches South-East Asia's first-ever Peppa Pig jewellery collection



To usher in the Year of the Pig, MoneyMax has collaborated with Entertainment One to develop and release an exclusive range of Peppa Pig jewellery and gold collectibles for the upcoming festive seasons.

 This collection features Peppa Pig and her family in various local festive themes and styles even to the extent of showcasing items synonymous to Peppa's life and all that she loves. Available in both gold and white gold series, the collection includes charms, pendants, rings, earrings as well as collectible gold coins and bars. All jewellery and collectibles also came in delightful gift packaging inspired by the joyfulness of the Peppa Pig characters!  

Peppa Pig and family in 916 Gold


Available in charms, pendants and earrings, these beloved Peppa Pig characters are masterfully crafted in 916 Gold where the iconic characters will be featured in Christmas and Chinese New Year outfits. They can be seen as engaging in various activities and with their favourite toys: Teddy and Mr. Dinosaur. All pieces are handpainted in bright and shiny enamel to bring the characters to life.  

Mix and match these jewellery pieces according to your personality and mood and in turn up your fashion style by a notch! Whether you are an adult or child, whether you like Santarina Peppa or the fairy Peppa, there is bound to be something suitable for you.

Peppa Pig and family in Sparkly Diamond


For the sophisticated ladies, be dazzled by these Peppa Pig jewellery pieces set in beautiful white gold and sparkling diamonds. Get creative and stack your Peppa intricate diamond rings for a signature look. Easily add a magical touch of sparkle to any outfit during festive parties as well as for everyday wear with their other dainty pieces too!

Peppa Pig and family in Gifting Gold Collectibles



Exclusively designed and crafted in 999 Pure Gold, this collection symbolises good luck and blessing includes a wide range of delectable gold coins, gold bars and collectibles which are the perfect gift for anyone this festive season.


For the gold coins, they comes with different ornaments to depict the various festive seasons. For Christmas, snowflakes are peppered throughout with Peppa and George as the main focus. As for Lunar New Year, auspicious greetings and ingots graced the Ang Bao Gold Coin designs. This serves as a great gifts for those newly born piggy babies too!


For the gold bars, there are five different designs each dazzled with beautiful splashes of colours. The designs beautifully captures the exuberance of Peppa Pig characters in festive Lunar New Year costumes, and are each artfully greeted with auspicious Lunar New Year greetings.

Peppa Christmas Wonderland Pop Up Exhibition by MoneyMax



From 19th to 25th November 2018, 10.30am to 9pm, head down to Suntec City East Atrium (open Space) and be one of the first to get these beautiful Peppa Pig pieces before they are available at the MoneyMax Boutiques. There is also a ONE DAY ONLY promotion whereby the Peppa 999 Pure Gold Coin Collectible is selling at just $9.90 (U.P. S$69) for the first 100 customers only on 22 November 2018! So mark your calendar and head down! 


I was there during the opening launch with my friend Elisa who happened to be on leave and these were what shoppers could look forward to at the pop up exhibition.


- Capture some insta-worthy photos at the various photo points with Peppa Pig. There are a total of 6 photos points so have fun finding them. Get your instant photo print out for free if you hashtag the official hashtag #MoneyMaxXPeppa.


-  Fun carnival style games and rides for the children. Played tossed and won but the coin ends up on the floor instead.


- Amazing bundle deals and gifts for purchase at the different booths. Must check them out as the prices are slashed down by a huge percentage and it's so worth it to get them as gifts. I personally would be so happy if I received them.


- Live Peppa Pig performances and meet-and-greet sessions for the Peppa Pig fans. The performance timings are 12.00pm, 3.00pm and 5.00pm on 24th and 25th November 2018. 

Message from Senior Marketing Manager 



During the launch event, we also heard Ms Elim Lau, Senior Marketing Manager of MoneyMax Jewellery commenting on the brand's inspiration. She said, "MoneyMax wanted to celebrate the joys of the festive season by designing a jewellery collection that holds the true meaning of the holidays - which is the importance of family and friends, a theme that is synonymous to the Peppa Pig series. We are very excited about sharing our vision this holiday season with those looking for meaningful gifts - we hope it symbolises the same message for them."

MoneyMax Boutiques Locations


Do note that the Peppa Pig Christmas, Chinese New Year and classic collection will only be mad available at all MoneyMax Boutiques from 26th November at these locations.

For more information, do check out their

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moneymaxsingapore/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/moneymaxsg/
Website: https://loveluxury.moneymax.com.sg/peppa-suntec-event.html


XOXO


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

[Grand Opening] No Signboard Seafood opens the 1st Asian fast food restaurant, the Hawker, at the Esplanade

Singapore is a food heaven and there's no question about it. We are always able to catch up with the latest food trend by bringing in food from overseas. This time, the idea to re-create our own local hawker delights and turned them into fast food burgers was realised. We've seen a version of the nasi lemak burger before however it was just for a short period of time. With the opening of this new fast food chain, these local flavours will remain permanently on the menu.


Opened by No Signboard Holdings Ltd and together with its subsidiaries, the Hawker is the first Asian Fast food restaurant offering hawker-themed Burgers, wraps and buns with a local authentic taste. 



The localised food menu has an extensive selection of our local favourite delights such as Chilli Crab Burger, Black Pepper Crab Burger, Hainanese Chicken Rice Burger, Nasi Lemak Burger and Roti Prata Wrap etc. The group aims to secure the Halal certification for the fast food chain as well as relevant permits to operate the chain 24/7. The outlets will also feature self-cashiering point-of sale, free Wifi and charging stations, iPad and automated dessert stations.


I was invited to their closed door Grand opening ceremony at their first outlet at Esplanade. They also had plans to open three more outlet in the different regions of Singapore by early 2019. The outlet at Esplanade itself does not have much seating capacity as they want to tag on the Popular Food Delivery Platforms like GrabFood, Food Panda and Deliveroo to generate more outside sales and not be restricted by the seating capacity for Dine-in Outlets.


They also cater to the breakfast group by having a totally different kind of menu for breakfast. Porridge and You Tiao looks good to start the day!


We started by munching on some of their signature sides and they were so delicious we asked for more servings.


I am a big fan of Chilli crab and since this is the signature dish from No Signboard Seafood Restaurant, I was really looking forward to tasting it. There's two variant to the Chilli Crab dish, one is the Signature Chilli Crab Bun and the other is Mantou with Chilli Crab Sauce. I would prefer the Mantou with Chilli Crab Sauce as the crab patty in the bun is a bit too mashed up.


After trying out all their burgers, the ones that I would highly recommend will be their rice burgers which is the Nasi Lemak Burger and Hainanese Chicken Rice Burger. It taste exactly like the original dishes themselves, because rice were used instead of buns for their burger and they were able to re-create that special rice flavors of this two dish even to the extent of their chilli sauce. One word to describe them  'Shiok'.


Their Sze Chuan Mala Burger wasn't that spicy but you can still feel a bit of the spicy numbness as the after taste.



Aside from the delicious food that was served, we were also introduced to the CEO, the food scientist and the mascot, Hawker Bao Bao, whom also came out for photo taking session with us. There was also a limited edition hawker bao bao comic signed by the CEO himself as our door gift. The comic was the story of hawker bao bao and how this came about.



A grand opening occasion deserve a grand celebration and at 7.18pm, which is their auspicious timing, we gathered at the shop front and witness the official opening with the CEO completing the puzzle, Lion Dance Performance and the appearance of the God of Fortune. Check out the short clip for the counting down and official opening segment.



 It was really a joyous occasion and I'm glad to be part of it. Once again, I would like to give a big Congratulation to Hawer QSR. May the business prosper and in time to come expand to the rest of the World to bring our local hawker food overseas.

Address: 8 Raffles Avenue 
#01-13E 
Singapore 039802


XOXO