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Friday, 21 November 2014

Christmas Holiday treats at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf


We love Christmas.

I am not a Christian, but since Christmas is near the end of the year, I take as a date to reflect what I had done for the past 12 months.

For all the goods and bads we encounter, for all the ups and downs we survived through; we celebrate Christmas with gratitude by thanking our love ones.  Giving and sharing is the spirit ^.^

Celebrations can't do without food, especially cute looking ones!

Was invited to Beanstro by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at Suntec City for Christmas Treats!
That's me, right in the middle ^.^
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Another one, with my face, heehee...

Pre-Christmas gathering at Coffee Bean's Beanstro was a smashing one.
We had so much fun at the photo booth which was painstakingly set up by Coffee Bean's team.

Coffee Bean is having a extensive spread of Christmas bakes, you will be spoiled with choices.
Food bloggers at work.  Mouth watering, swallow back, resist and persist on taking photos, so as share these goodies on our blogs ^.^

Smiling from left to right cos I was having this
MEGA SIZE Gingerbread Man (S$3.50)

It's bigger than a iPhone6 Plus!
It's so cute that we almost couldn't bear to eat it.  But after the first bite, we wished we ate it earlier!  It's soft with a nice tinge of cinnamon, YUMMY!  Others I had ate were always overdosed with spices leaving a bitter after taste, and of course very much smaller with less satisfaction.  I am absolutely in love with Coffee Bean's Gingerbread Man <3 <3

Tiffany is holding Santa's Gingerbread House (800g  Retail:  S$45  Online:  S$35)

Too cute, really.  Maybe we can start biting off the door first?
Santa's Gingerbread House (800g  Retail:  S$45  Online:  S$35)
Christmas Cupcakes (Pack of 20  Retail: S$45  Online: S$35)
Flavors available - Apple, Banana, Chocolate, Cranberry and Blueberry.

Christmas Party Pack (Pack of 20  Retail: S$45  Online:  S$35)
Mini troves of Stollen, Fruitcake, Spple Cream Puff and Noisette.

These bite size treats are great for Christmas parties and gatherings.
Love them all!

Christmas MUST HAVE - Log Cakes!!
You can have it Black or White,  Which ever, they are all so delicious!

Classic Log Cake (1.3kg  Retail: S$49  Online: S$35)
Vanilla swiss roll with dark chocolate mousse, coated with lips smacking rich dark chocolate ganache.

Apple & Peach Chantilly Log Cake (1.3kg  Retail: S$50  Online: S$40)

Sweet peach and apple fillings encased in light vanilla swiss roll and coated with snowy vanilla chantilly cream.  One slice is never enough...........
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Peanut Butter & Dark Chocolate Log Cake (1.30kg  Retail: S$50  Online: S$40)

Almost the same as Classic Log Cake, delicious peanut butter is added and encased in the fluffy vanilla swiss roll.
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Christmas Chicago Cheesecake (1.6kg  Retail: S$62  Online: S$52)
Enveloped with fragrance of cheese into the soft yet bouncy cake, no wonder it's the best seller, certainly a crowd pleaser, yums....

Cranberry Panettone (500g  Retail: S$45  Online: S$38)
Traditional Italian Christmas bread filled with cranberries, nuts and citrusy orange.

Yuzu Fruit Cake (1.6kg  Retail:  S$49  Online: S$39)
Asian yuzu (柚子) as the star ingredient, but we can have it in western style =P~~

Blueberry Noisette (1.6kg  Retail: S$55  Online: S$45)
Delightful brownie filled with blueberry and rich dark chocolate ganache, irresistible...

Christmas Stollen (1kg  Retail:  S$39  Online:  S$29)
Fresh loaf of fruit cake with goodness of mixed peel, raisins, crunchy almond fakes.  Covered with snowy icing sugar, we are ready for Christmas!

You probably have noticed that ordering Online is more cost saving!

Here's more saving bundles available online -

Value: S$139  Promotional Price:  S$109
Party Pack (20pcs) + Classic Log Cake (1.3kg) + Cupcakes (20pcs)

Value: S$188  Promotional Price: S$143
Yuzu Fruit Cake (1.6kg) + Classic Log Cake (1.3kg) + Party Pack (20pcs) + Gingerbread House (800g)

Click HERE to order online*
*Terms and condition apply

or call 6273 2221
(Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm)

We are fortunate to be able to celebrate Christmas.  Remember to spread and share some love.
Greeting card (S$15 redeemable for Holiday Treats) and
Christmas Bear (S$5) can be purchase at Coffee Bean outlets.

Full proceeds from sale of Christmas Bear and S$3 from sales of each Greeting Card will benefit
Singapore Children's Society.

Click HERE for the nearest Coffee Bean outlet.

You may choose to bring this cute Christmas Bear home or donate it as a gift to Singapore Children's Society by it hanging on Coffee Bean's Christmas tree.

Let this charity be Coffee Bean's Christmas tradition, give your kind support!

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Sunday, 9 November 2014

Bibigo Singapore Korean Restaurant

Date of visit: 18.09.2014

I love food.

The more sinful they are, the more intense my love will be for them.

Curry and spicy food, BBQ meat, sweet desserts, omg.... and the list goes on.
As my age is catching up, I can't ignore those little signals that my body is giving me.  I have to eat moderately, I can't just let greedy mouth biting my health away.  I hope to live long enough to see my grandchildren. 

It's easy to find a restaurant serving delicious food, but it's difficult to find one that serves healthy food.

Bibigo was recommended by one of my weight conscious girlfriend.
The sampuru displays a good variety of brown rice meals and salads, which were all very attractive.

It was quite crowded on a weekday dinner time.

Even the menu gives a healthy impression.

Traditional metal spoon and chopsticks in pocket for individual diner.

Hot Stone Bibimbap S$11.00
Brown rice topped with assorted veg and spicy pork.  Spicy and savory sauce were served separately to add in according to individual's preference.  Filling and healthy, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Japchae Silver Noodle S$11.00
I thought only high end fine dinning fancy small portions on enormous plates.  So, this plate caught me by surprise.

It's non-oily yet flavourful.  Just a bit too pricey for the portion >.<

Ginseng Chicken Stew S$22.00

Whole chicken was well cooked, perhaps another couple of minutes over the fire will give it a more tender texture.
It was a nice chicken soup, but not so as a ginseng soup.  The ginseng fragrance was too faint for my liking.  But given to the price tag, it's still worth it.

Squid & Pork Bulgogi S$24.00
Live fire never fails to excite, fiery red never fails to attract.  MUST TRY!

I was so busy taking photos that some pieces were burnt >.<
So, please be alert, act fast, stir and scoop up.  Yummy, I'll be back to try the chicken version =P

Hoddeok A-la-mode S$6.00
The 4 of us shared this sweet chewy pancake.

It's a known fact that 3 women = 1 market.
So the 4 of us formed a hypermarket over the table.

I love being with my friends, they make me feel alive, appreciated and belonged.
We have different views, different personalities, we came from different family backgrounds.
Blogging had brought us together.
But what makes friendship possible and valuable is mutual understanding, sincerity, care and respect for each other.

Bibigo Singapore Korean Restaurant
Nex Mall Centre
23 Serangoon Central
#03-08 NEX Shopping Mall
Singapore 556083
Tel: 6509 8272

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Sunday, 2 November 2014

Christmas Shopping at Zalora

Gentle reminder -
Christmas is coming soon!

It's time to prepare the gift lists for your love ones.

Beat the crowd, have a nice cup drink, be comfortably seated at home, let your fingers do the

Gift Ideas for Her

Little Red Riding Hood Necklace Pendant S$9.90 (U.P. S$12.90)
(by Fairy Maiden)
The pendant is encase in double sided translucent glass, comes with faux leather cord strap or bronze chain.  So cute and sweet for small girls, as well as big girls!

There are many more designs -

Olga Studded Clutch S$22.90
(by Gladleigh)
This design rocks with elegance!  This gift will bring a big smile to a modern and funky girl!

Soaper Heroes S$31.00
(by Soap Glory)
This lovely bodycare gift set consist of - Scented Moistursing Body Mist, The Righteous Butter Bodu Butter, Flake Away Body Scrub, Clean On Me Skin Softening Shower Gel and Hand Food Hand Cream.  Super Value for money!

Gift Ideas for Him

Black and Tan Stretchable Belt S$8.90
(by Ezra)
Looks great with jeans and any causal pants.

Christmas Tree Cufflinks S$22.80
(by The Little Link) 
Best choice ever!  Let Christmas be on his sleeves!

ID Holder and Lanyard S$29.90

(by Luxories)
Finely crafted with genuine cow leather, this is a practical.

Gift Idea for Me

Sequin Lace Cape S$29.90 (U.P. S$49.90)
(by Zalia)
Shall I?  This is so beautiful for a party or formal dinner.  I can't decide which one I love better, sapphire blue or jet black?  Sequins with subtle blings on delicate lace; wearing a cape is so cool looking!  Better than normal cardigan or office jackets right?  Mad love!  Hubby are you reading this post?  **HINT HINT**

Do your Christmas Shopping at Zalora, now!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Run for Your Lives Singapore

Date: 25.10.2014

There are plenty of events for halloween.  But most of the events, we pay to scare the shit out of ourselves.  Also these events doesn't permit visitors to dress up.  Not sure how you guys feel but to me, fun factor is decreased..

My sister and I signed up for "Run for Your Lives".  Not too sure of the exact fees as my sister signed up and paid for me 2 months ago, it's about S$60.

Participants were given 2 role options - Zombie or Survivor.
Survivors need to run for their lives on a 5km trail with obstacles and zombies.
Zombies will run after the survivors for their blood lolxxx...
You may check out their web-page

Needless to say, we played zombies, heeheeehee......

Bloody photos ahead, not for weak hearts!

The event was held at West Coast Park from 12pm.  Grateful that my hubby drove me there else I had to go through another agony on public transport, from Tampines you know!

Participants were given different time slots, so the crowd was very much in good control.

It was another scorching hot afternoon at 2pm.

After registration, we headed into "Transformation Centre" ie. makeup booth.
I wore old clothes for them to rip and snap, follow by make-up.

My eye bags were further enhanced >.<

I looked like beggar more than a zombie, wtf...

Glued on cotton on my neck to create a wound.

Bottles of "blood"....

Other "completed" zombies in the tent.

"Blood booth" where zombies got their final "touch up".
My sis actually laid down and let them splitter on her -____-|||

There, bloody hell.

Behold, my beautiful sister...

Bloody selfie.

One more.
I realised that I still need fake lashes even being a zombie.  I looked so "blank" lolxx..

I later act cute by putting on 2 eye ball hair clips on my head.

Spotted cool couple.

After being fully transformed from human to zombie, we gathered with the others and were lead to a Zombie Zone.

We zombies were "confined" into one area, waiting for survivors to run through the zone.
The above were one batch of survivors ready to dash into the Zombie Zone.

The survivor runners were very rough, they pushed, I nearly fell and I got beaten too.
After the first batch, I decided to just stand at one side to watch instead.  A game is just a game, not worth injuring myself right?

My sis who was stronger in build managed to get 3 blood strips.

There was a really funny episode -

I saw this girl, who seemed a slow runner, so I "target" her.  She was hugging her only "blood strip" to her chest.  To be more specific, she kiap it between her breasts liao -____-|||  Running towards my direction, she was screaming " No No No No No No....".  She was a easy prey, but she was so comical and funny that I just had to let her go laughing my ass off, waaahaahaaahaaa....  I laughed so hard that I had to squat down else I'll lost my balance lolxx..... 

The survivors came in by batches, so we had plenty of free time to slack around.

"Confined" zombies gotten really restless....
The organizer should just set us free to run after the survivors' blood.

We collected our race packs after that.

The race pack consist of 2 T-shirts, medal, 2 travel size Garnier skincare and mineral water (drink finish liao).

Close-up of the "infected" medal.

Front and back views of the T-shirts.

If the organizer change the zombie rules, I may join again.  If I join again, I will wear my fake lashes.