Friday, August 26, 2016

Hallyu Night with Singtel at Barber Shop Timbre

Recently, I attended the event 'Hallyu Night with Singtel' which was at the Barber Shop Timbre, and it was a night of fun and laughter.

 
Lately, many people are undergoing the process of 'Hallyu', which consists of watching K Dramas, listening to KPop Music, using K beauty/health products, and consuming K Cuisine and snacks!

 
During the event, I was introduced to a brand new way to enjoy our favorite entertainment on-the-go with the launch of Cast, Singapore's first OTT video Portal app. This new app offers thousands of hours of exciting movies, dramas, variety shows and kids' entertainment, which is delivered on Singtel's extensive 4G network!

 
Singtel Mobile post-paid customers can choose from Kids, Asian Hits or Hallyu Content Packs. Each pack start from SGD4.90/month with a 12-month Singtel contract and customers can opt for a special 1GB data add-one for just an additional SGD3 per month. Subscriptions can be paid conveniently through their monthly Singtel bill. Alternatively, there is a charge of SGD6.90/month for customers who are without a contract.
 
 
To enjoy the latest Korean and Japanese entertainment, customers can also sign up for Viu's Premium Services. With Cast, everyone can enjoy the entertainment at a flexible way at anywhere and anytime. It also gives us a greater choice of the best entertainment experience!
 
 
Viu Premium Service offers the widest selection of latest Korean dramas and variety shows, as well as the latest Japanese dramas. Viu Premium subscribers have priority viewing of the dramas that include English and Chinese subtitles, and will be aired within 8 hours after the original telecast.
 
Hallyu Pack contains the best Korean entertainment from top Korean broadcasters on popular channels such as ONE, Oh!K and KBS World as well as all-time favourite variety shows such as Running Man, Infinite Challenge and Return of Superman.
 
 
For me, I personally would choose Viu Premium over the Hallyu Pack, since I prefer K-dramas, but if your preference is on Korean variety shows, then the Hallyu Pack might benefit you more.
 
 
Asian Hits Pack features popular hit movies, variety shows and dramas series from Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China on their original language.

 
As for the Kids Pack features Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels, and parents can consider this pack for their kids as they would be entertained with their favorite shows that range from Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants and PAW Patrol!
 
 
Kelly Poon was there at the event performed LIVE on stage. She sang 2 songs, and the first song was 'Always' - Descendants of the Sun OST (Korean version) and a Chinese song, '爱无力'.
 
 
 
Enjoy the short video clips of her wonderful performance. Have a pleasant viewing!
 
 
 
 
I took some random photos with my clique, Sweetie and Chewy.

 
 
Pardon me for this pose, as I am so in love with this drama.

 
 
Yes! I am very into the Hallyu craze. Thanks for the lovely assorted Korean snacks and Korean beauty products by The Face Shop!



I ended my Hallyu night with a group photo. Thanks Singtel and IN.FOM for having us at the event!

 
 If you're interested to subscribe to Cast, you can do so via My Singtel app and also download Cast from either the App Store or Google Play Store.
 
For more information on Cast, visit www.cast.sg

Thursday, August 25, 2016

[RKM's Anniversary] Hi-tea at Orchard Hotel + random-ness

Happy 8th Anniversary!
 
 
I brought Baby for a High-Tea session at the Orchard hotel recently. I love spending quality time with him, and It was my way of thanking him for showering me with his love and care all these years. Long may it continue in the coming years!! I also wanted to thank him for being very supportive towards my social media lifestyle, and he is always there for me whenever I need him.
 
 We made use of UOB's bank promotion for a 1 for 1 deal for our celebration. This is a good deal, and it helps save money for our future, as well as for our forthcoming 1 week holiday in September!
 
 
I love the Laksa at the noodles station, as well the fried dumplings/wantons. The buffet spread selection was very decent for the amount we paid, and the damage for the whole High-tea only SGD42!




 
These are some random photos of us taken at the Emirates Singapore Derby, which was held at the Capitol Piazza Outdoor Plaza in July.


 
Thanks for the photos!

 
Jasmine, Baby and I went down to F1 Pit Building for the Singapore Airlines Light Up the Night Carnival which was opened to the public to welcome the upcoming Formula One (F1) Grand Prix on the 16-18 September 2016.

 
Jasmine posted her video collage via Instagram's stories on her account, @chewyjas and I took a screenshot of it upon seeing her video collage.

 
Thanks for featuring my back view! We end our day out by having our dinner at Hifumi Japanese Restaurant, Marina square and of course our Pokémon Hunting.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

[treatment review] Accent FACESLIM at ClearSK Medi- Aesthetics

I always envy ladies who have a defined jaw-line and a V-shape face, as these attributes and enhance facial features makes one look younger. For me, I have baby fats and a wide jaw-line. In short, this gives me a round chubby face.
 
 
 I was glad to be given a chance to try out ClearSK Medi- Aesthetics' Signature V Face Shaper Treatment, Accent FACESLIM. It is a non-invasion treatment that directs Ultrasound Waves to reach deep into muscle layer (as deep as 4.5mm) to strengthen and stimulate collagen. It may sound scary, but do not worry, as the treatment is safe and has no downtime. The therapist told me that I can achieve significant results in just one session, and the effects can last up to 3 weeks


The first step was to cleanse my face, and once it was fully cleansed, a thick layer of cooling gel was applied to enable the ultrasound waves to penetrate evenly into my skin. The device used was safe and it worked its way gently around my face, chin, cheeks and areas around my eyes. It was pretty comfortable on the whole, except for some sensitive areas such as the eyes and cheeks, whereby I experienced a slight ache and biting sensation which was bearable. If you do experience what I feel, do inform the therapist to adjust/lower pressure from the device to suit your comfort zone.

 
The last part of the session was to apply a mask on my face for about 10-15 minutes, which was then followed by an  application of lotion, moisturiser and sun screen before the session was wrapped up! 

 
I did notice a subtle, slight V-like uplifted effect of my jaw-line. My cheekbones looked more defined and my skin was more rejuvenated. In short, I looked refreshed! Thanks for the pampering treat! I am so happy to see the positive and instant results that this treatment delivered. A single session takes 30-45mins, and everyone can achieve a celebrity like V-Shaped face.
 
For more information, please visit www.clearsk.com

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

[food review] Taipei Seoul Café

I was invited by a friend of mine, Jacky, for a food tasting at Taipei Seoul Café, which is located at Jalan Leban. It is a very new joint which only opened in July.


 
Upon reaching the café, it gave me a surreal feeling. I love the 'pastel blue' décor of the place, as it has a pretty dreamy vibe to it. The décor was pretty simple. The staffs are very helpful and efficient in their services, and the friendly lady boss, Maggie, who is a Taiwanese, shared with us on her unique food creations.




  
 
We kicked off the food tasting session with Taiwanese street snacks, Sour Plum Sweet Potato (SGD3.50) and Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken (SGD6.50). These are pretty common Taiwanese food-fare items that are served in any Taiwanese eatery places, but I must say that I really loved the Sour Plum Sweet Potato that was served at the Taipei Seoul Café! I've had this dish before at other Taiwanese food joints, but this one here tasted extremely tasty!
 

 
We started off with the first drink, Monster Coffee, but there wasn't much to mention about this beverage,  except for the color changes to an odd green after stirring the concoction. It tasted just like normal iced coffee.

 
Are you a drama addict? I am a couch potato and I love watching Taiwanese and Korean dramas. I was pretty in awe with the drink names that the café assigned to some of the signatures blended drinks.

 
This galaxy drink is named under the popular Korean drama series, 来自星星的你. The glittering drink brought me back to the days when I would keep up almost religiously with every episode on the drama's airing date on TV, just to get to know the ending! It was rather silly of me, but I WAS ADDICTED to this drama!

 
冬季恋歌 is a lovely blue soda drink with an ice-cream float! OMG! Do you still remember Oppa Bae Yong-joon? He is my idol back then when 冬季恋歌 (Winter Sonata) was airing on the TV way back in 2002. It has been 14 years ago, and 冬季恋歌 is truly a classic!
 
 
This summer-looking drink, 绿光森林 was one of my favorite drinks during the tasting. It quenched my thirst and left a refreshing feeling with a cool after taste.

 
I love both the color combination of 原来是美男 and 原来是美女.

 
I personally prefer 原来是美女 not just because I like the pantone colors (pastel blue and pink), but the taste was lighter and better too. If you are into creamy milk shakes, then 原来是美男 might be your choice.


 
My other two favorite drinks were 下一站幸福 and 蔷薇之恋. They tasted as good as the drama series! If you haven't watched them, please allow some time for them as they were good dramas.

 
 If you are interested to try these unique drinks, do pop by the café to experience them yourself. These drinks are charged around SGD10-12 and come in a big serving. Sharing is recommended, in order to allow more choices!

 
We started off our mains with Honey Chicken Chop (SGD14.90). The meat was well-marinated and it was perfectly cooked. The Chef has removed the excess fats during the preparation which deserved a thumbs up from me! I enjoyed this dish on the whole, as it tasted pretty good.

 
The Korean Spicy Chicken Jigae (SGD13.90) is flavorful and I helped myself to several servings. It complemented well with white rice and it was a filling, comfort dish/main course, especially for Asians like me!

 
Golden Chicken Thigh (SGD13.90) - Our comfort choice of all time...

 
I enjoyed the Sirloin Steak (SGD18.90) very much and the beef meat was cooked perfectly, as it tasted tender and juicy! It comes with a choice of Mushroom Sauce or Black Pepper Sauce. I like the black pepper sauce best!

 
The Beef Tteokbokki Stew (SGD13.90) was kinda disappointing as Tteokbokki is my favorite Korean street snack that should be a garlicky, richly spiced dish of rice cakes, but the Chef using another cooking method to cook this snack with beef in broth. Though the soup was tasty but the idea of cooking Tteokbokki was totally off!

 
The Pork Ribs Potato Stew (SGD13.90) was quite popular among us as it was the first dish we had managed to finish despite having a full stomach. It was rich in flavour with a generous serving of potatoes and vermicelli. This is my personal favorite, and I savored every bit of it!

 
The Kimchi Jigae with Pork (SGD9.90) is generous in their servings of pork meat. Though it was not the most amazing out of the whole tasting session, it was still considered a comfort food for me, as I usually crave for something hearty and soupy!


The Ham & Cheese Pork Cutlet is pretty good option if you are a cheese lover. The pork cutlet was crispy and tender at the same time! It was a winning combination to mix the oozing cheese and the flavorful meat.


 
We tried Lemon Tart (SGD6.50), Pumpkin Cheesecake (SGD7) and Tiramichoux (SGD5.50).

 
The Tiramichoux attracted my attention as I always love good Choux puffs. It looked crispy on the exterior, but the pastry was a tad dry. The coffee cream tasted like a chocolate flavored ice-cream.

 
The Mixed Berries Yogurt Pie (SGD6) was another gem, and I believe it will be very popular among the ladies/girls. I love the Matcha Tart (SGD7) very much although it looked plain on the outside but the taste was awesomely good. The crust was light, and the green tea flavour was rich too.

 
The Macaroon Gelato Sandwich (SGD8.90) looked and tasted delicious.


 
The Waffle with Gelato (SGD10.90) looked so appealing.

 
No one could ever resist the warm and rich Chocolate Lava Cake (SGD6) that melted in the mouth.

 
Most of the main courses were offered at an affordable price and they tasted delicious, but most importantly, they were generous in their serving portions. Oh well, for those who always do Café-hopping, this might ring on the high side for the desserts in terms of price, but the ambience and service rendered make up for it! Taipei Seoul Café is really a good place for a group gathering, or even for just a simple chill out session.


Taipei Seoul Café is offering 15% with no minimal spending, simply quote 'Jessie Quek' or flash this blog post upon payment at the cashier. Promotion is valid till 23rd September 2016.

Lastly, do 'LIKE' the Facebook and 'FOLLOW' the Instagram of Taipei Seoul Café to be entitled to a free dessert of the day.

www.facebook.com/TaipeiSeoul.Cafe
Instagram - @taipei.seoul_cafe

Sound good? Interested to add this café in your café-hopping list, visit Taipei Seoul Café at 10 Jalan Leban Singapore 577551

Direction to get there:-
From Ang Mo Kio HUB bus interchange take bus 169 and stop at the 7th stop.
The shop is located behind SPC petrol station.