Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Joji's Diner : 24 Hour All Day Breakfast

If you are venturing into the Serangoon area, you can consider giving Joji's Diner a try (take note that parking spaces are quite limited). Since the kids suggested trying out the food over there, we decided to go there for dinner. We reached there near dinner time and the queue started to form rapidly outside the cafe. I think we waited for about half an hour before we were seated inside the small & cozy cafe. 

Their menu selection was not extensive but we were very pleased with the quality of the food. Here were what we ordered that day: 

Menu is only 2 pages (laminated) long.

Mac 'N' Cheese

Smash Burger

Duck on Mash

All-Star Plate

Wayside Waffle

Overall, we loved the American vintage vibe. You can refer to their full menu at this link.

534 Upper Serangoon Road
Singapore 534549
Open Daily | 24-Hours

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Top Favourite Water Bottles To Quench Your Thirst This Summer

With the blazing sun shining down and summer reaching its zenith, staying hydrated has never been more crucial. But let's admit it - no one wants to sip lukewarm water when they're sweating bullets. So, I've rounded up the crème de la crème of water bottles that guarantee your water stays icy cool no matter how high the mercury rises.

Hydro Flask: The old faithful! With its TempShield insulation, it promises to keep your drinks cold for an astounding 24 hours. Plus, it comes in an array of vibrant shades and sizes. Whether you're hiking, beaching, or just lounging at your backyard, this bottle's got your back.

Yeti Rambler: The Rambler line from Yeti is known for its durability and incredible temperature retention. Its 18/8 stainless steel construction ensures your drink remains chilly for the longest time. And the No Sweat design? Say goodbye to annoying condensation on the outside.

S'well Stainless Steel Bottle: If you're all about aesthetics, you'll adore the sleek design and beautiful patterns of the S'well bottles. While it promises to keep your drinks cold for 24 hours, its slender design makes it a favourite for fitting in most car cup holders and bags.

CamelBak Eddy+: For those who love a bit of a flow when they drink, the Eddy+ with its redesigned bite valve offers 25% more flow. It's BPA-free and has a two-finger carry handle making it super portable. Great for active folks on the go!

Nalgene Tritan Wide Mouth: For the minimalists, Nalgene bottles are a dream. Lightweight, BPA-free, and incredibly durable, these wide-mouthed bottles have a cult following. While they may not have the same prolonged cooling capability as the others, a few ice cubes will keep you refreshed for hours.

Bonus Tip: Want to keep your drinks cold for longer? Store your water bottle in the freezer for about an hour before heading out. Pour your water in and voila, chilled water for hours!

While these bottles are fabulous, the ultimate goal is to stay hydrated and sizzle-free this summer. So, pick a bottle that vibes with your style and needs, and let's make this summer a hydrated one!

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links and I may receive a commission if you purchase through them.

Sunday, August 20, 2023

5 Budget Hotel in Singapore to Choose

Do you feel exhausted and need a vacation? Do you wish to adhere to a spending plan? Why not consider taking a trip to a city? There is no need to leave the city because Singapore is known for its hotels and fun activities–here are some cheap hotel Singapore that are suggested for you. 

Hotel in Singapore for Budget Travelers

1.    Yaju Hotel

Location: 12 Lorong 12 Geylang, Singapore, 398993.
Price: Starts from SGD 120

Yaju Hotel is another budget hotel which is near Paragon Shopping Centre. The hotel has quite a unique room design, which is so Melayu-kinda thing, and provides a decent and great facility.

It can be a choice for Singaporeans who want to explore Geylang on weekends. If you need to travel to the city center for business-related events or activities, this hotel can serve as a temporary stopover for you.


2.    Hotel Boss

Located: 500 Jalan Sultan Road, Bugis, Singapore, 199020.
Price: Starts from SGD 159.60

Hotel Boss, from its name, we can assume that this hotel is expensive, even though it is very affordable. Located on Bugis Street, this hotel brings the feeling of a boss. Because the facilities are complete and also the service is good. 

No need to worry if you forget to bring toiletries, because here everything is complete and all you have to do is bring your body and relax during the weekend. This hotel is located in a strategic area in the city, so from the room window, you can still see the beauty of the city of Singapore.


3.    Arena eSports Hotel

Location: 166A Rochor Road, Bugis, Singapore, 188441.
Price: Starts from SGD 122.40

Want to spend the weekend playing esports? Well, Arena eSports Hotel is the perfect hotel for you.  Located in Bugis village, this hotel has decent facilities and a 24-hour front desk that is available to serve you. 

The unique facility in this place, of course, is the game room. This place is perfect for those who want to play eSports with friends at the same frequency. Forget about work and take your leisure time by staying at this hotel.


4.    Value Hotel Thomson

Location: 592 Balestier Road, Novena, Singapore, 329901.
Price: Starts from SGD 122.55

Value Hotel Thomson is a hotel that is perfect for backpackers, but this hotel is also suitable for those of you who want to do a staycation but are still within a reasonable budget. 

You don't need to spend money on a weekend getaway at a luxury hotel because this hotel also provides five-star hotel-class services. Complete amenities and a city view from the room window will spoil you. Apart from that, this hotel is also close to a culinary center where you can still indulge your tongue while you are here.


5.    Hotel 81 Bugis

Location: 31 Middle Road, Bugis, Singapore, 188995.
Price: Starts from SDG 160.55

Hotel 81 Bugis is located near the public transportation facilities in Singapore, which is the MRT. The good thing about this hotel is the bedroom view, where you can have the city view. 

If you wish to unwind somewhere other than your hotel, you can unwind here while drinking coffee. The room’s design is straightforward, which is quite energizing and can create an air of relaxation.


If you are thinking of spending time in the city without spending more money. Book your room immediately at Traveloka and get other attractive discounts.


Friday, June 30, 2023

Boat Expeditions by Get Hooked SG

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Thanks to the nice folks from Get Hooked SG, we were invited to experience one of their boat tours during this June holiday. It was a good few hours away from the hustle and bustle of city life while we get to enjoy the boat ride and the sea breeze. The kids were extremely happy (we did not plan for any holiday trip or any outing for this holiday) to take a break from their study revision.

About Get Hooked SG:

Founded in 2022 by Singaporean husband-and-wife team Adzman Abdul Rahman and Nurhuda Mohd Saad, Get Hooked SG was launched to offer people in Singapore the euphoria of being on a boat and out at sea, making it more easily accessible to all. From catching the sunrise out at sea, to reeling in your next big catch on their fishing expeditions, and even testing your courage on spooky sundown tours, Get Hooked SG offers a broad range of private tour packages from its fleet of six and twenty-two pax boats.

Located at Punggol Marina Country Club - Pier 3 Gate

Beautiful weather for a boat ride.

Explored northern islands.

We had a scrumptious lunch at Singapore's one & only floating restaurant.

Fish farm at Smith Marine Floating Restaurant.

Thanks to Captain Adzman, we had a great time!

Currently, they are offering different types of tours:

Scenic Tour (10am to 1pm): Take in the rustic charm of Pulau Ubin by enjoying the scenic views of Chek Jawa and Pulau Ketam from the waters and have a scrumptious meal at Singapore's first and only floating restaurant.

Sunset Tour (3.30pm to 6.30pm): Enjoy the amazing view of the sunset out at sea while exploring Pulau Ubin and Chek Jawa wetlands from the open waters.

Sundown Tour (7.30pm to 11pm): Be accompanied by an experienced guide as you learn about Singapore's history with supernatural fables and stories at places such as Sungei Puaka and Pulau Ubin.

In addition, you can charter their boat service if you prefer to go for fishing expeditions.

Details on Get Hooked SG’s range of tours can be found on their booking page at https://sg.trip.com/w/gethooked

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

LUMOS TEMPO Wireless Earbuds Review

Honestly, I have not tried any good quality wireless earbuds for a long time. The last pair of wireless earbuds which I have gotten at a very cheap price started to malfunction on one side within six months. The current one which I am using is a single wireless earbud and the design has a plastic loop over my ear which causes pain to the outer part of my ear after long wearing. When the kind folks from LUMOS Projector approached me to review their LUMOS TEMPO wireless earbuds, I couldn't be happier to try them out since they come with so many features.

Some of my favourite features of LUMOS TEMPO are:

Superior Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) & Ambient Mode
LUMOS TEMPO's ANC feature is able to cancel out up to 42db, whereas the industry average earbuds are able to cancel out up to 30db. I tried to toggle between ANC and ambient mode while I was driving. I could feel the drastic difference when I turned on ANC mode, the sound of the car engine and the air from the aircon vent was totally blocked out. This feature is going to be very useful when I need total concentration and not get myself distracted by outside noises during zoom meetings. 

At times when I need to be aware of the surrounding sounds yet to be able to enjoy listening to the music or watching k-dramas on my mobile phone, I can switch to ambient mode.

Longest Battery Life
LUMOS TEMPO packs a maximum of 30 hrs battery life (Fully charged casing is 23 hrs & earbuds is 7 hrs). Working mothers like myself can relate to lesser frustrating moments of dead earbuds and hassle of recharging needed.

High Defination (HD) 6-Mic Calling
LUMOS TEMPO is equipped with 6 mics vs the traditional 4 mics set up. This means my voice can be heard clearer & sharper during calls.

Overall, I love the design and the casing comes in light grey matte finishing. These wallet-friendly wireless earbuds (now on promotion at SGD$179) are a local brand and come with a one-year local warranty. If you are looking for good quality wireless earbuds which are comparable with other premium brands in the market, go and get them from LUMOS website. The company currently only ships in Singapore and Malaysia.

Disclaimer: I received 2 pairs of LUMOS TEMPO for the review purpose. No monetary is compensated, all opinions are my own.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Sponsored Review: HoneyPeachSg Bakery

June is a special month since we have 2 June babies in the household, it is so apt to choose something sweet and simple for our mini celebration at home. I am totally enticed by HoneyPeachSg Bakery's range of cakes as I am browsing through their website. Their cakes are simply gorgeous and I am spoilt with so many choices.

Pink Berry Drip Cake
Flavour: Strawberry Short Cake

What impresses me is HoneyPeachSg Bakery produces cream cakes instead of fondant cakes and they have a wide range of flavours (double chocolate, cookie butter, strawberry shortcake, chocolate salted caramel, matcha white chocolate, vanilla raspberry, earl grey lavender, pure vanilla bean and lemon curd) for customers to choose from.

Not only does the cake look aesthetically pretty, it definitely passes my palate test as well. The cake is spongey and the sweetness is on point too.

The assorted gourmet cupcakes come in a box of twelve with two flavours to choose from. The cupcake is a hit with the kids because it is so convenient for them to grab one and eat it. The sweetness from the cream compliments well with the spongy cupcake.

Vanilla Raspberry Cupcake

Cookie Butter Cupcake

Currently, there is a special promo delivery fee at $9.90 and free delivery for order above $150. 

Disclaimer: We received HoneyPeachSg Bakery's cake and cupcakes for review purpose. No monetary was compensated, all opinions are my own.

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Lucca Vudor: Quality Shoes with Style

My preference for shoes has evolved over the years. From my obsession with high heels when I was younger (by enduring the pain and blisters caused by the shoes for sake of vanity) to mostly on sneakers, flats and low heels now due to my busy lifestyle. 

When the kind folks from Lucca Vudor approached me to do a review on their shoes. The first thing I did was browse through the website out of curiosity. What enticed me was their wide variety of shoe designs and Lucca Vudor claimed to be the world's most comfortable shoes.

So what makes Lucca Vudor shoes so different from other brands?

Source from website

  • Top-quality calfskin/lambskin for soft, breathable comfort
  • Extra room for those delicate toes - no painful cuts or rubs
  • Specially engineered cushion insoles for added support and lift
In addition, for local orders via their online platform:

Source from website

I went to one of their outlets located in Suntec City to collect the shoes. When I tried them on for the very first time, the shoes fitted me to a T. The front part is wide enough for my wide feet plus I have bunions issue as well. The soft insoles are so comfy to the soles of my feet as if I am walking on cotton candy. 

New Arrival Section

Colourful range of shoes in the store

Trying out the comfy shoes

I chose a pair of Symphony 631-45 in beige-Apricot colour to match most of my work and leisure clothes. The cutting and design of the shoes create a slender look for my wide feet. Most importantly, every step I take is so comfortable. There is no cut or blister on my feet at all.

Give Lucca Vudor shoes a try and you will understand what I am saying. You got to try it to believe it! Moreover, there is a discount available right now on their website.

Disclaimer: A pair of Lucca Vudor shoes was received for purpose of this review. No monetary was compensated, all opinions are my own.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Sponsored Review: CNY Goodies from Wang Lai Bakery

Chinese Lunar New Year is around the corner and time passes so fast that I hardly have time to go shopping for decoration and stock up on CNY goodies. Oh well, that is the reality life of a full-time working mother! This is the time whereby working mothers like us will resort to online shopping to get everything we need during our "free time". In addition, shopping online can avoid crowded areas since the spread of the Covid-19 & Omicron virus is not improving.

Recently, Wang Lai Bakery had sent us so many CNY goodies to try and now we have one more online option to stock up on CNY goodies. We were spoilt with so many choices and everyone in the family has their personal favourite goodies.    

About Wang Lai Bakery:
Wang Lai Bakery was established in 1968 located in Chinatown that specialises in traditional Chinese goodies. Their traditional recipe has been passed down for 4 generations in the family and extraordinary efforts have been taken to constantly tweak and improve the family recipes to be as close as possible to perfection. Using only premium quality ingredients and is mostly made from scratch. Everyone can enjoy premium and affordable Chinese New Year goodies.

My personal favourites are pineapple tarts, peanut cookies, prawn rolls, and chocolate and peanut butter love letters. My kids love their pandan love letter rolls and nutella tarts. We have been indulging ourselves with Wang Lai Bakery's goodies for the past 1 week. I guess my diet shall start after Chinese New Year...haha! 

You can opt for self-collection or delivery. Deliveries are free for orders above $100. 

Disclaimer: A sponsored review collaboration with Wang Lai Bakery. No monetary was compensated, all opinions are my own.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Sponsored Review: The Durian Bakery

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It is an open secret that I have a soft spot for durian. There are no four seasons in Singapore but we do have "durian season" every year. Although the durian season is over, I am glad that I can still get my durian cravings fixed from The Durian Bakery. Online ordering was easy peasy and swift. Within minutes, an online order was placed and scheduled to be delivered on a weekend late afternoon. 

The Durian Bakery offers different variations of durian cakes and I was spoilt with choices. In the end, I decided to order their signature cake based on my children's suggestion. If you are unsure which durian pastries to order, why not try out their Signature Pastries Taster Bundle. It's like killing two birds with one stone :)

Snowy D24 Durian Cream Puff comes in a box of 12 pieces. This is one of my favourite coz each puff tastes so light and fluffy. The Durian Bakery is quite generous with the durian filling, which consists of 95% D24 durian flesh, 5% cream and no sugar. With just one bite, the filling just oozed out from the puff.

Snowy D24 Durian Mochi comes in a box of 6 pieces. This is definitely my children's favourite because it tastes like ice cream after the mochi is thawed for a while from the freezer. Their mochis are soft and chewy coz all are handmade and 90% are D24 durian flesh.

Dark Choco Musang King Mousse comes in 1 piece. The perfect combination of dark chocolate with fresh musang king durian puree integrates the bitter & sweet flavour so well together.

Lastly, we tried the Signature Mao Shang Wang Durian Mille Crepe Cake. Each crepe skin (total 40 layers) is pan-fried by hand and the cake is made freshly daily upon order. There is a limited quantity for order daily.

The Durian Bakery is also listed as one of the best durian cakes by Best in Singapore, do check out here for the link. They use only fresh durians delivered from the Tiger Hill plantation in Pahang, Malaysia. Guess what? We can get our durian craving fix by choosing their 2 hours same-day express delivery service (with a surcharge of $15 delivery fee).

Disclaimer: A sponsored review collaboration with The Durian Bakery. No monetary was compensated, all opinions are my own.