Sunday, November 25, 2012

Dim Sum Buffet at Ah Yat Abalone Forum Restaurant

Was out with dear at Ah Yat Abalone Forum Restaurant on Deepavali Holiday eve for a Dim Sum Buffet. Was a deal from Groupon and we only need to pay $49.80 for 2 pax. Just that the towels, tea and peanuts were not inclusive in the deal, and had to pay about $9 extra for that. Well, the bad thing was that this was not indicated. Probably somewhere in the fineprints which we might have overlooked.

Variety was not bad! Our favourite Har Gao!
For those who aren't familiar with Har Gao, it's filled with prawns inside.

Chee Cheong Fun with Shrimp

The claypot rice was good too. Fred not, it's just for a person serving.

The prawn dippers.

This should be fried beancurd skin

Char Siew Baos! Roast Pork Buns!

Check out the fillings inside!

The pork ribs which was so-so only

Chicken's feet! Or better known as phoenix's claw

Another favourite! Siew Mai!

I think this should be pork with beancurd skin

Xiao Long Bao, pork dumplings.
Ain't that fantastic...

Salted Egg Custard Bun. This was freaking good! You must try this. =)

Overall the food is ok, and the variety was just right!
Will recommend to other friends.
It's seriously hard to find dim sum buffet in Singapore.
Unfortunately, this buffet is only applicable to the Groupon deal.

However, had checked the Ah Yat Abalone Website, and realized there's a 30% promo on Dim Sum ala-carte lunch time offer from Mon - Sat, and 15% on Sun and Public Holidays!

101 Victoria Street, #01-06 Hotel Grand Pacific S(188018)
6332 2288 Fax: 6336 0207
Operating Hours (Everyday)
11.15am - 2.30pm (Lunch)
5.45pm - 10.30pm (Dinner)


Monday, November 19, 2012

(Men's BB Cream) LAB SERIES - BB Tinted Moisturizer SPF 35 PA+++ Review

Thanks to Lab Series and Metro Singapore, was invited to Metro Singapore @ Paragon few weeks ago to experience an individual skin analysis.  Coincidentally, Darren was there as well!

Created in 1987, and led by a group of scientists and specialists, Lab series has more than 20 years of experience in developing high-tech and high performance, Men’s Skincare and grooming products. Understand from the consultants that, BB tinted Moisturizer SPF 35 PA+++ ,  which not only helps to protect the skin from harmful UV rays, but also aids in improving the skin appearance. Being in the marketing line,  where appearance is also an important factor in my career, I’ve decided to make a trip down to Metro Paragon to check it out!

The Lab Series representative was giving me some tips and thanks to Lab Series, I had a complimentary skin analysis using the mobile skin analyser. Btw, just came back from Vietnam business trip, and my skin was actually peeling due to sunburnt! 

More test to go… if I’m not wrong, he was testing on my skin firmness. Haha.   

He was explaining to me my skin conditions, hmm… not too bad! Oily skin conditions, which I knew it since young. Haha. 

In addition to the skin care analysis, he also introduced LabSeries BB Tinted Moisturizer SPF 35 PA+++ to me. Being a typical Singaporean guy, many times, we are just simply too busy to take care of our skin.  And I often thought that BB cream was actually for the ladies to cover their flaws.  Did a small research and realize that ‘BB’ actually means ‘Blemish Balm’, which was first introduced in Korea and slowly spread to Japan, China and other Asian countries! It is normally used to reduce blemishes, wrinkles and cover imperfections. Now, Lab Series have created BB Tinted Moisturizer SPF 35 PA+++ with the 10-in-1 formula with benefits. A high-tech, high-performance product that is simplied, convenient and easy to use for men.

I’m often very skeptical about skincare products, and always request for samples before starting to use them. Mainly because my skin is rather sensitive and is always prone to outbreak since young. The Lab Series representative gave me a very detailed analysis and explained to me my skin is indeed quite sensitive, and ironically, it’s oily yet at the same time needs to be hydrated also. Probably due to the fact that I seldom drink enough water and travel under the hot sun due to my career and busy schedule. The BB tinted moisturizer SPF 35PA+++ will work well for me because it promotes shine control, hydration, and most importantly SPF protection!  Am curious and keen to try out the product, it seems to suit me, especially when I have no time in the morning, this product seems to covers all elements and most importantly, easy to use, and saves time!

The next question I asked him was that how can the BB cream suits my skin tone? I wasn’t very convinced at first because the BB cream seems to be so much lighter than my dark skin tone. But he later told me that I don’t have to worry, as the BB cream suits all skin types, it’s just one shade and will adjusts to all tone. I was later convinced when he applied the BB Tinted Moisturiser SPF35 PA+++ 5ml sample on my palm, and really saw how the cream later blends with my skin tone. He also mentioned that unlike those BB cream in the market, which has different tone, Labseries BB Tinted Moisturizer SPF 35PA+++ has only one tone, because they know that typical men finds it a hassle to find a suitable tone for their face. I think my last experience with another brand was that it actually makes my face tone look so much different from the rest of my body!

Thanks to Lab Series, I was given the opportunity to give a try on the new product. In addition to that, I was also given a 1 week supply of trial kit of my skin type, ranging from cleanser to toner,  a full set to protect my skin! 

After testing the product for 7 days, I’m more convinced to use the product regularly.  It has a 10 in 1 formula with benefits which helps to improve and protect the skin, and also in the long run, aids in the reduction of redness, pores and wrinkles, thus resulting in a tighter looking skin.  

The 10 benefits are summarized as follows:
                                   1. Immediate Coverage to the flaws 
 2. Hydration 
                    3. Brightening/Even Tone 
      4.  Shine Control 
     5.  Anti-Wrinkle 
        6.  Firming/Toning 
       7.Pore Reduction 
             8.  Redness Reduction 
    9.  Barrier Repair 
      10.   SPF 35 PA +++

 Now, take a look at the before. Acne scars on my neck, uneven tone on my face.

After applying BB Tinted Moisturizer SPF35PA+++ .
It improves my overall skintone, looks brighter, more radiant also. It also blends well with my skin tone yea. Most importantly, it significantly covers up the acne scars on my neck as well.  Especially like the effect of how fast my skin takes to absorb the product, and didn’t leave behind any oily texture.

For best effect, you should actually use LabSeries Oil Control products in this 3 simple steps:
Step 1: Lab Series Oil Control Facial Wash (Cleanser)
Step 2: Lab Series Oil Control Solution (Works like toner)
Step 3: BB Tinted Moisturizer SPF 35PA+++

Alternatively, you can just apply to clean face every morning.
For me , it last till evening time , keeping your face still fresh and clean. 

Where to buy and how much?
Lab Series BB Tinted Moisturizer SPF 35+++  is now selling at a retail price of $72.00 SGD and can be purchased at the following Metro Singapore Lab Series Counter:
Metro Paragon 290 Orchard Rd #02-28 Paragon Singapore 238859 Tel: (+65) 6835 3322 Opening Hours 10.00am - 9:30pm (Mon to Sun)
A comparison of Day 1 vs Day 7, after using full set of Lab Series Products. 
Do get down to Metro Singapore Department Stores to get the BB Tinted Moisturizer SPF 35 PA+++ now! Good news, with purchase of LabSeries BB Tinted Moisturizer SPF 35 PA+++ 50ml at Metro Paragon, customers can receive a travel kit worth $40! Grab one now!

Good news!
For customers who visit Lab Series Counter at Metro Paragon, you get to enjoy the following complimentary services:
·        Skin analysis using the mobile skin analyzer
·        BB Tinted Moisturizer SPF35 PA+++ 5ml
·        week supply of trial kit of your skin type (while stocks last)

And when you purchase a Lab Series BB Tinted Moisturizer SPF 35 PA+++ 50ml
at Metrol Paragon, you will also receive a travel kit worth $40!

More Giveaways!
Lab Series will also be giving away one more complimentary item to double-image blog readers! Simple present this blog post page to Metro Paragon counter, and say
‘ Kevin Trial’ , you get to receive ‘Power Brightening Serum DR4 5ml’ for free!

This is exclusively to the blog readers!

Last but not least, Lab Series is now available at Metro Facebook Store!
Lab Series products are now conveniently made available for your purchase! So for those who are too busy and are always in the rush, you have an alternative source to purchase Lab Series products.

What are you waiting for?
You are just one step away to a better complexion!




Sunday, November 18, 2012

Lee Hom 王力宏- Ni Bu Zhi Dao De Shi 你不知道的事 Cover

Did my own cover, first time trying out. =)
Thanks for the support!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

ChariTrees and Christmas Trees Lights Up at Marina Bay for Community Chest

Jointly organised by Community Chest and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), Christmas ChariTrees @ Marina Bay Singapore was lit up last Friday, 9th November 2012. This is the 2nd year the event is held during this festive season, and $235,000 was already raised so far, with more than 78% above the amount raised from last year's event! Seen here, opening address by Mr. Tan Puay Kern, Chairman of the Christmas CharitTrees @ Marina Bay 2012 organising committee.

The performance by Singapore Police Force band kicks off the opening ceremony! 

Look how coordinated their steps are!

Walking along the water front, it is not difficult to find the glowing christmas trees. A total of 25 ChartiTrees, were adopted by Community Chest's corporate partners. The highlight of the exhibitions are the Eco Trees. Among the 25 ChariTrees, 8 of them are specially designed by students from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, (NAFA), from the department of 3D Design.  These 8 Eco Trees are made up of recycled materials ranging from light bulbs, metals cans, paper and more. The response was very overwhelming with only 8 selected out of 50 entries.

Seen here, is the Eco Tree named ' Nostalouette ( Nostalgic Silhouette) ', adopted by Keppel Land and Keppel Offshore and Marine.The reindeer on top of the tree is actually a wine vane, which points to the direction of the wind, and at the same time cast the beautiful silhouette within the tree. As the name suggests, the design hopes to brings back the childhood beliefs of Santa and reindeer to many.

The ' Nostalouette (Nostalgic Silhouette) is designed by Haruka Hikita, Josephine Halim, Febe Aprilia, Yovina Nugroho, Jane Fabrina, Cho Ser Jenq, Eshton Chua, Deby Gisela Lukas, Shareen Seng and Ang Kit Ying.

Another tree  adopted by Keppel Land and Keppel Offshore & Marine is the "Magical Miracle" . Designed by Denise Ng, Kim Sumin, Jovan Josse Halim, Sienny Wijaya and Airine Suryadianta.

Looking closely, I was attracted by the bricks which form the building blocks of the christmas tree. Though it was monotone, but the reddish brown bricks created a classic and and retro feel. The designers wanted to use bricks to represent the chimney and the varied stacking of the bricks, to illustrate how the children from different parts of the world look forward to gifts and joy during the festive season. Walking along the Marina Bay waterfront, it was actually not the bricks that caught my attention first at night. However, it was the light rays that was projected onto the cemented ground that draws me closer to the tree. It seem like every light ray, represents every single hope and wish from everyone of us. If only...Santa Clause really exist.

Out of the 8 Eco-Trees, the 'Lightbulb - Light of A New Hope' was the one which I fancy the most. Adopted by Community Chest,  this tree's inspiration came from the concept of chandeliers. The idea has been magnified into a christmas tree, and the designers, Quy Phung Kelly Ta, Ming Yang Wolf, Eugene Phee Tje Siang and Shuan Joseph Ho, felt that the lights symbolizes new hopes during Christmas and for New Year.

Never knew the lightbulbs can be recycled into better use! Suddenly reminds me of the white sphere which Marina Bay Singapore prepared every year, which represents New Year wishes for Singapore.

In life, everyone of us are at a different position, different levels. Some of us yearn to climb fast and be better to others, but many times, we didn't realize we are always glowing at our current status. If anyone of us is gone one day, you will never be able to find the same unique person to fill up the same spot and status. That's life. =)

'Wishes Multiplied' , adopted by Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd, is designed by students from the special school, Metta School. Supported by Community Chest, the students were given triangular pieces of paper and were asked to cut out heart-shape to symbolize their wish. As seen from the picture above, the outline of the cut out was then used to decorate the christmas tree. Some of the students kept their 'hearts' as a gift, others contributed their hearts on the tree.

The Eco-Tree, made from metal support structure and white shower curtains, symbolises the joy of giving and receiving. Designed by: Haruka Hikita, Josephine Halim, Febe Aprilla, Yovina Nugroho, Jane Fabrina, Cho Ser Jeng, Eshton Chua, Deby Gisela Lukas, Ng Mei Ling, Shareen Seng and Ang Kit Ying.

The 25 ChariTrees were already lit up on 9th November 2012, till 28th December 2012, at the following timings:

Sunday to Thursday: 7pm to 12 Midnight
Friday to Saturday : 7pm to 2am
24 December 2012 : 7pm to 6am

You can also be part of this meaningful event too! All you have to do is to make a contribution at Marina Bay City Gallery from 10th November to 28th December 2012. For every $10 donated, you will get to receive a Christmas ornament which can be personalized by writing your name and hung on the Community Chest ChariTree along the Waterfront. Marina City Bay Gallery is opened at the following timings:

Tuesday to Friday : 10am to 8pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday: 10am - 9pm
Monday closed

Monday, November 12, 2012

live blogging now at Ah Yat Abalone Forum Restaurant

Thanks to my girlfriend for this awesome grouping deal at Ah Yat Abalone Restaurant. Feel like a king now!

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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Loving Marina Bay Photo Exhibition Launch 2012

Many thanks to Marina Bay Singapore and Urban Redevelopment Authority, I am very honored to be selected to be featured at Loving Marina Bay Photo Exhibition! 19 other very talented photographers' , famous bloggers' and my photos will be exhibited from 3rd Nov 2012 to 3rd Dec 2012 at Clifford Square!
Check out the list of AmBAYssadors here! Read more about us!

See the story of Marina Bay through the AmBAYssadors,  this photography exhibition showcases the different facets of the Marina Bay precinct through over 100 enthralling photos!

The reason why I heart Marina Bay Singapore. =)
" Marina Bay, to me, used to be a place where I had gatherings and steamboats with friends, and only Bus 403 & kite flying were associated with it. Today, it has transformed to a central spot with many distinctive Singapore landmarks, and I love the fact that while relaxing at any corner, you can see the achievements of the country, and feel proud to be a Singaporean. "

Still remembered vividly my first coverage for Marina Bay was the countdown to 2011 event. Still remember clearly squeezing through the crowd, collecting wishes and pictures. Many were wondering who were these people, we ran along like some young journalists, and all we wanted was to capture the highlights of the event in different angle, hoping that people at home, could feel the spirits and excitement , reading our post, watching the video, even after the event!

With Juliana here, also one of the organizers behind loving marina bay project.

With the famous family bloggers, Andy and Kelvin!

We met each other almost 1 year ago, during the countdown to 2012 @ Marina Bay as official bloggers! 3 of us were complaining, how time flies!

Yea this is how time flies. Luckily 1 year later we still look the same. Right? Haha.

Meet the others! It was really like a big reunion, catching up with the rest, bloggers, and also met new friends like photographers Andrew and Darren Chin. Thanks to Andrew and Darren for the group photos! We heart Marina Bay!

Bloggers unite ! Darren Ng, Calvin, Darren Ang. And... that's Andrew, the photographer walking swiftly behind us. Haha,maybe running to snap some highlights!

Receiving the token of appreciation from Marina Bay Singapore. *bow 90 degrees*
Thank you!

Some other AmBAYssadors receiving the token of appreciation!

Seen here with my colleague, Joanne and girlfriend, Shoel

Another... with Bosch ex-super intern, Zhang Ren

Also cannot forget another hero behind the whole planning, like our nanny always, taking care of us, coordinating the pictures, our captions, profile pictures, etc etc. Every event, he's there to provide us support... haha. He's none other than Kazae. His name very BOOMZ right

Blogger Alvin amazed with Photographer Sze Ping's pictures. I was also very amazed. Damn good!
You must see it yourself!

I think I was commenting Andy's picture very natural, kids running, and the daddy must be sitting at one corner taking care of the children belongings. Haha.

Also check out photographs from Kelvin, Rose and Adrian! Impressive! I'm very honored my humble photos can be put side by side with these popular bloggers. *Bow again*

Not forgetting my heroine and dearest... for every event, helping me to take pictures when I was eating ice cream, wiping my sweat, holding my bag, on the phone, tweeting, videoing, bla bla bla. It's right to feature you together with me in the profile picture! 让我们心连心。。。凝聚在一起。。 Opps, Sala, that one NDP Song. =X

My colleague Joanne also found her long lost friend. Singapore is really small. They seriously talk like they have not seen each other for 10 plus years!

Locate the Photo Booth, snap a picture and share it with your friends!

Not only girlfriend, you can take with your colleagues and friends!

And family too! Find the right person to take... bonus. Haha, like the picture suggest. =)

Thank you Marina Bay Singapore and URA once again! Looking forward to taking more good pictures for future events! I'm proud to wave my certificate and both hands to SHOUT I'm a Marina Bay AmBAYssador! (Opps, certificate fly away, too excited) 

This is where you can locate the photography exhibition!
From 3rd November 2012 to 3rd December 2012!
Thanks for your support!
There are many other interesting activities such as heritage walks, photography talks conducted through out the month till 3rd December. So do check out the webpage for more details!