Friday, December 8, 2017

Ergospine Ergonomic Chair from Primero

Our spine is a very important and we need to take good care because all our body nerves and the spinal cord is protected by the spine. Which explains why chiropractic practice in Singapore is getting more and more popular because taking good care of our spine really lessen some problems such as a backache, headache, migraine and etc. Incorrect posture while standing or sitting down will also affect our spine in the long run. 

As for me, I can sit up to a few hours in the office on days when I do not have an appointment with clients. I realised that my back tends to be sore when I slouched for a long period of time. Thanks to Primero, they delivered a customizable ErgoSpine Ergonomic office chair to me. 



Primero was founded by Jonah & Jordan in the beginning of 2016. They wanted to create an online furniture shopping platform by reducing the prices and provide more designs option for consumers. Most of their products are sourced directly from manufacturers from different countries around the world.

The chair comes in various colours and fabrics (mesh / PU Leather) but I decided to go for the classic Black PU Leather for easy maintenance.

Consumers can choose between chrome armrests or adjustable armrests. I chose the adjustable type so that I can adjust according to my desired height to rest my arms.

Height and back adjustment.

The headrest can be pulled down by turning into the lumbar support pad by providing back support for our lower spine area.

My model! :)

With the convenience of the e-commerce website, you can buy furniture from Primero at a breeze by looking through their online catalogue for more options and customizations. 

SMS / Whatsapp: 9670 7516
Email: admin@primero.sg

31 Woodlands Close
#07-01
Singapore 737855

Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri: 1000 - 1900
Sat: 1000 - 1600

Disclaimer: I received an Ergospine Ergonomic Chair from Primero for review purpose. No monetary was compensated, all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

What have we been up to so far...

With a child taking PSLE this year, my life seemed to be busier than usual. We have been focusing more on the eldest and sort of neglected the other two but luckily they did not give me too much headache. As the PSLE result is going to be out in 2 days time, YS is getting more anxious than anyone of us at home. Of course, what's done cannot be undone, the PSLE examination is over and all we can hope is that he is able to get into a school of his choice with whatever result he will be getting. What matters most is he has put in his best effort for this examination. 


This month, we welcomed a new member into the family, it was a joyous occasion whereby my brother in law finally married the love of his life. My kids were super duper excited because they were tasked to be the flower girl and page boys during the wedding march in.







Thanks to Baseasia, I received an invitation to watch The Sound of Music musical. It was a good chance to go on a date with the hub and we thoroughly enjoyed watching the casts performed those scenes from the actual movie. Surely brought back many memories for me as our group used to sing one of the songs during the school's talentine contest.




This month will be a busy period to visit open house from various secondary schools. Yah...it's better to do some background work before we decide on the school selection. So just an advice for all parents out there, it is advisable to bring your child to visit more open houses from Primary 5 onward. The earlier they visit these schools, they will have a clearer vision/mindset to work toward to their goals.


Of course, November is a special month for us to celebrate hb's birthday.


This is also the month whereby I was carless for about a week. We bade farewell to "xiao hong" and welcomed "xiao hui" into our lives. There is no reason for me to complaint because the car is slightly bigger and comfier than the previous one. On those days without the car, the kids were super excited to take public transport around with me. I guess when the novelty dies off, they won't feel the same way anymore..haha!


November is coming to an end soon so let's enjoy the final month of 2017 with a blast!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Bromin Ergonomic Bag

Ergonomic bags have been selling in the market for quite some time. When ergonomic bags first appeared in the market, we bought other branded ergonomic bags for our kids to try. To be honest, the price of an ergonomic bag is not cheap and the weight of the bag is not light either. As the weight of the bag was a primary issue back then so I went to get non-ergonomic school bags which were lighter for them in the end.

Recently, Bromin sent us an ergonomic school bag for review purpose. It came at a good timing because my littlest has posture problem and often slouch his back for no reason (despite my constant nagging, sigh!). The Bromin ergonomic bag is specially designed to be 0.2kg lighter than other ergonomic bags in the market. 

About Bromin:
Bromin is a Singapore-based bag maker and importer. They have launched a new series of light-weight ergonomic school backpacks for early schoolers aged six to ten. The ergonomic Bromin backpack promotes better spinal health for school children and weighs just under 0.7kg. 

Gabriel Tay, designer and owner of Bromin, comes with a decade of bag design experience. He spent time researching on this product category and got in touch with several manufacturers to design and fabricate the ideal bag he would like his children and other school children to be carrying.

Bromin ergonomic bag comes in 2 designs
Bromin Lite (pictured above) & Bromin Tech
Both available in sporty blue and fuchsia pink in colours.

It has cushioned back support and straps around the chest and waist area.

It comes with a G-hook buckle, a flip top cover and a large front compartment big enough to store the water bottle.


A drawstring opening that stays open for easy access.

Segmented internal compartments to separate all the different books and files.

It has detachable option to adjust the compartment size.

The base of the bag.


Currently, these Bromin ergonomic bags are launched in Singapore in the last quarter of 2017. You can go to their website to order and enjoy the current launch price for a limited time period.


It is now available at Qoo10 Groupbuy and Lazada online stores. For shoppers who prefer to see and feel the product physically, you can proceed to Tom & Stefanie at these outlets:
Eastpoint Mall Simei
Westmall Bukit Batok
One KM Mall

The promotional prices are the same as online until the end of 2017.


Disclaimer: We received a Bromin Ergonomic bag for review purpose. No monetary was compensated, all opinions are my own.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

No more powdered milk!

Someone has graduated on 26th October 2017! This little boy of ours finally told us that he wished to stop drinking powdered milk for good. I have been contemplating for a while whether to get him to stop by end of this year or even later. Luckily before I have to make any decision, the boy has made the decision on his own.
A part of me is feeling happy that we can finally discard away the milk bottle and save some milk money. Another part of me is feeling a bit sad that this boy is growing up way too fast :)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Safari Zoo Run 2018 (Discount Code)

Safari Zoo Run is coming back for the 10th times next year on 27th January 2018! We had so much fun at the running event this year (read here) and we are so excited to be able to participate in the run again next year.

The run was conceived to commemorate Singapore Zoo's famous and most loved animal personalities - Ah Meng, who died of old age in February 2008. To join in the fun for family bonding and to raise awareness on wildlife conservation, participants are encouraged to support one of the 4 animal icon teams:



This year, there are some minor changes to the categories:

*Loyalty rates applies to past participants of Safari Zoo Run in 2017 only.
** Adult supervision by a registered 5.5km Safari Zoo Run (Non-Competitive) or 2.5km Safari Zoo Dash (Non-Competitive) Kid participant is required. Due to safety reasons, one Adult participant can only be paired with one Kid participant in the same category. Exceptions are allowed on a case-by-case basis (e.g. 2 adults with 3 kids). Please write to us at safarizoorun@hivelocity.com.sg
*** Children 3 years & below as of 28 Jan 18 may enter for free (without runner's entitlements) in the non-competitive categories. An accompanied Adult registration is required.
Adults without Juniots or Kids are welcomed in these categories!

WRS family and individual members are entitled to a special 15% off prevailing rates! Please contact membership@wrs.com.sg or call 6269 3411 for the promotion code.

~DISCOUNT CODE~
There is a 10% discount code (SZR18MAMAMIETHOTS) given for all Mamamie's Thots reader during registration for any category.

Disclaimer: We were invited to participate in the Singapore Zoo Run 2018. No monetary was compensated, all opinions are our own.


Friday, September 29, 2017

Filtering Products from Filtech

Everyone knows water is an important source of an element in our lives and 60% of the human body is made up of water. Dehydration will cause our body NOT to function properly so naturally, we need to consume water all the time. We can't deny the fact the pollution issue on this planet has worsened gradually and pure source of clean water is becoming a bigger problem in some countries. By making sure what goes into our bodies is safe and healthy, we have started to use filter system many years ago to remove unwanted chemicals that could possibly harm our body in the long run. 

We have tried filters from various big brands before and some models were bigger and took up a lot of space in the kitchen. Not to mention, the annual filter parts replacement cost us quite a bit of money. Thanks to the kind folks from Filtech for sending us these household filtering products for us to review!

Filtra Plus FWF 177 -Tap Water Filter
If you have a small kitchen like mine (my kitchen size has shrunk by half ever since we moved into the current home 3 years ago), small and compact size tap water filter will be a more feasible solution for us. I took out those parts from the box and decided to fix up the new filter on my own (since the hub comes home late every time). It was so easy and took me less than 15 minutes to set up everything.



Features:
-Designed in Japan
-Multi-Layer Filtration
- Eliminates up to 99% of Bacteria, Impurities and Chlorine
-Flow rate of 2I/ minute
-Lifetime of 3000 L or approx. 3-4 months


3 mode switch: Filtered, Unfiltered Shower and Unfiltered Stream


Step by step installation guide.

When I changed to this water filter shower head, I was sceptical about how good a shower head can do. But when I turned to pneumatic mode, lo and behold, I felt so comfortable when the water sprayed onto my skin.

It contains Calcium Sulfite Ceramic Balls (white in colour) to remove residual chlorine in water and germanium balls (black in colour) are designed to warm up the body and encourage sweating which is beneficial for metabolism.


Features:
-Designed in Japan
-Increases water pressure of up to twice the strength
-Water conserving of up to 40%
-Reduces up to 98% of chlorine
-Removes impurities and bad odor
-Improves and hydrates skin
-Promotes metabolism and reduces fatigue

3 modes: Pulse | Shower | Pneumatic

Mitsu PWF 227 – Alkaline Water Filter Pitcher
This water filter pitcher is another product which can have a 3-step filtration process which enables you to refill the water straight from the tap without the hassle of removing the whole cover. It is made with premium grade polyethylene material which makes it lightweight and durable. It has a total capacity of 2.5 litres, out of which 1.3 litres are filtered.

Features:
-German Engineering
-Filtech Technology for antioxidant and alkaline water
-Deodorize and enhance taste
-Removes up to 99% of impurities
-Made with premium quality polyethylene
-Instant Refill Lid

Price factor, they cost only a fraction of the price for we've paid for those big brands in the past and the cost of replacement parts are affordable.



Disclaimer: We received products for review purpose. No monetary compensation was received, all opinions are my own.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

12th Birthday Celebration at Charlie Brown Cafe

This year we have been making a point to bring all our children to a themed cafe to celebrate their birthdays. You can check out my previous post here & the recent post here . When I heard another themed cafe closed down recently, I was searching for another alternative venue. As usual, I kept it a secret from all of them and they were so curious where we were bringing them to this time round. 

As Charlie Brown Cafe was located in Cineleisure, they thought we were going for there for a movie treat initially. Guess my secret operation was a success again! 

The entrance of the cafe.

Surprisingly, the menu offered a variety of choices for diners to choose from. As it is a halal cafe, there is no pork served in the cafe.

If you are celebrating your birthday and intend to bring a cake there to celebrate after the meal, make sure you buy your cake from a halal certified bakery shop. For our case, we bought a cake from Chateraise Patisserie (Japanese cake shop) and we were told the cake was not halal certified so they were unable to store the cake in their fridge. Plastic plates and utensils would be provided by them too.



Rootbeer float in their big Charlie Brown mug.

Hawaii Baked Rice

I can't remember the actual name of this dish, it's beef with spaghetti. Actually, this dish tasted quite yummy!

Grilled Salmon

Beef & Supreme Pizzas

The little boy could not stop sipping his Chocolate Frappe with Cream.

After the meal, feel free to pose with these cute and big figurines...

Remember to SMILE...

Everyone was feeling stuffed after our meal so we decided to bring the cake back home to celebrate instead.

As the usual saying goes, time really flies...my "no longer a little" boy has turned 12 this year. An important year for all the 12 years old children in Singapore, going through a phase of growth spurt, PSLE exam stress and uncertain which Secondary School to go to. At least, I hope with all his hardwork and my never ending nagging, he will be happy enough to go to a decent school he wish for at the end of the day.

Charlie Brown Cafe
Orchard Cineleisure
8 Grange Road #04-01
Singapore 239695
Tel: 6737 5979

Friday, August 25, 2017

Chateraise Patisserie Singapore @ Compass One

When Chateraise Patisserie opened a new outlet at Compass One, I could not resist not to try their cakes coz I'm a cake lover (which explain about my weight woes). Of course, being a cake lover, we tried out their best selling & most popular range. I got to admit that price range is not so pocket friendly.





Coffee time!

Tried out their drinks but not that fantastic though, a bit too bland to my palate.

I will try to order their whole cake and try for the next birthday celebration.

Chateraise Patisserie
No 1 Sengkang Square
Compass One
#03-39/40/41
Singapore 545078