Wednesday, August 26, 2020

A Disaster Haircut During Circuit Breaker

One of the craziest things I did during the circuit breaker was trying to trim my son's hair. It was also a tick off my bucket list coz I have been wanting to do this for years since my kids were young but never have the courage to do so. Since hair salons & barbershops were closed during that period, I searched online for a reasonably priced hair trimmer and waited many weeks for it to reach Singapore. Finally, it arrived the day before all hair salons & barbershops were able to resume back to operation. I was thinking to myself, if I really did such a terrible job then I could jolly well bring him to any hair salon to salvage the situation. It's not a bad idea after all and I don't want to waste the money since I had the hair trimmer with me.

No prize for guessing who was my hair model and was willing to sacrifice himself to be my guinea pig. Of course, Junior YS hesitated for a while but he was willing to give me a chance to display my "hidden talent" on his precious hair. haha! 

Look at his super SIAN look! I bet he felt super regretful that day. I cut his hair and made him looked like a mushroom :P

Oh well! I guess he could not totally blame his mommy since it was my first hair cutting experience. The whole process was torture for him because of my lack of professionalism. We were doing it in the bathroom (thinking that it would be easier to clean up the mess after that) and he started to perspire and got slightly cranky. On the other hand, I was trying to use the shortest possible time to finish the haircut but the hairstyle turned weirder as I cut shorter and shorter.

In the end, I have to bring him to a nearby hair salon for a haircut. I remembered the hairstylist was giving me a funny look when I brought my son to him. haha! I think this will be my first and last time trying to cut my kid's hair. 

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Pizza Delivery Singapore

Ever since Singapore has moved on to Phase 2 of the circuit breaker, our family are trying to avoid eating out as much as possible. Therefore, home-cooked meals & food order deliveries are still a viable option in our household. When the folks from Best in Singapore approached me to do a review on pizza delivery, I knew my kids will be so delighted. Pizzas never go wrong with my family's taste buds coz their face will light up whenever we decided to order pizzas.

About Pizza Delivery Singapore
Pizza Delivery Singapore is an upscale fast-casual concept that serves artisan-style pizzas and pasta. Islandwide delivery promise within one hour. The head chef is trained in Italy and their ingredients are handmade from scratch daily. They take pride on the authenticity and freshness of their food preparation and everything is made fresh upon ordering.

There are 6 kitchens operating in different parts of Singapore so as to cater for islandwide delivery within 1 hour.

Since Pizza Delivery Singapore is having Buy 1 Free 1 promotion, we took the chance to order more pizzas and of course tried to order pasta and a side dish to complement the whole meal. Our order for the day:

Seafood Pizza: $15.90 - $51.00
Photo Credit: Owari Photography

Hawaiian Pizza: $9.90 - $35.00
Photo Credit: Owari Photography

Seafood Marinara: $22.90
Photo Credit: Owari Photography

Mozarella Cheese Sticks: $14.30
Photo Credit: Owari Photography

Food Verdict:
Our family is pretty much a fan of thin-crusted pizzas so the overall quality is a thumbs up for us. The Seafood Marinara is surprisingly very yummy and fresh too. They are very generous with the portion and ingredients. The Mozarella Cheese Stick is crunchy on the outside and soft in the inside.

Pizza Delivery Singapore is having other ongoing promotions and why not order some pizzas, pasta and side dishes to enjoy at the comfort at your own home. Free islandwide delivery is applicable for orders $60 and above!

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Disclaimer: A sponsored review collaboration with Pizza Delivery Singapore & Best in Singapore. No monetary was compensated, all opinions are my own.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

A Good Night Sleep with Origin Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow

It has never come across my mind to invest in a good pillow until recent encounters when I woke up with stiff neck. Waking up with a stiff neck is like having a bad hair day, the pain can be so annoying and affected my mood for a few days.  Bad sleeping posture or using the wrong choice of pillow can trigger stiff neck and neck pain. It seems like the folks from Best in Singapore has heard my cry and sent an Origin Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow for me to review.

Being a first-time latex pillow user, I went to research for more information online. There are so many types of pillows available in the market, so why latex pillow? 
1) It is made from a natural material and its chemical-free.
2) Provide more support
3) The material is more breathable, cooling and won't cause overheating 
4) It is more durable with hypoallergenic properties 

Origin Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow comes with a removable pillow cover made from Tencel fabric. Tencel fabric is softer, breathable and more environmentally responsible as compared to cotton. The pillow is also designed and constructed in Germany. 

My verdict after using for a few days:
I do not have any issue with stiff neck or neck pain and it gives me the support which I needed. As the natural latex is infused with cooling gel formula, the pillow doesn't trap heat so my head doesn't feel hot when I sleep without turning on the air conditioning. 

So if you wish to have a well-rested sleep with good support, why not give Origin Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow a try? 2 hours delivery with 30 nights trial and 2 years warranty is provided with the purchase of the pillow.

Disclaimer: We received the pillow for review purpose. No monetary was compensated, all opinions are my own.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Tuna Puff Using Instant Prata Base

Any food trends that look easy peasy to prepare often spark my interest to try. The trend of using prata base to make different types of puff enticed me to make something nice and yummy for my family.
This activity is also very easy to get my kids to involve together and not messy at all. Ingredients needed for the preparation is also very simple. 
1 can of tuna mayonnaise
4 pieces of frozen prata 
Some chopped onion
1 egg
1) Mixed the can of tuna mayonnaise with chopped onion
2) Wait for frozen pizzas to defrost a bit and cut each piece into half. 
3) I scoped some tuna and wrapped with prata base, closed the gap by using the fork to press evenly on the edges.
4) Brush the egg wash on the top layer and put into the pre-heated (set at 200 degrees celcius) oven for 15 minutes.

I tried to wrap prata base over luncheon meat the other day and it was delish.

Give it a try! It will be a great bonding session with your kids.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Family Trip to Seoul - Day 5

Finally, I get to sit down and write about our final part spent in Seoul. With the recent fear of Covid-19 and the implementation of lockdown in some countries has made me treasure more of those times we got to travel together as a family. I dunno how long this virus is going to lead us to but for now I felt it is best to avoid crowded places as much as possible. 

Our final day in Seoul was spent at Everland. I think parents with kids will understand that no matter where we go, we will try the best of our ability to bring our kids to at least one of their favourite destination in that country. Before the trip, hub tried to ask our Korean friend for his opinion on Lotte World or Everland since we have limited days to spend in Seoul. In the end, Lotte World was ditched from our itinerary and we decided to go ahead with just Everland. 

We took a shuttle bus service located just nearby our hotel in the morning. We were dropped off at the parking lot beside the entrance to Everland.

The whole Everland compound was very big and spacious. The kids had so much fun that day. I shall just let my pictures do the talking....

We did not stay until the last shuttle bus service. In fact, we left slightly early to go back to Myeongdong to settle our dinner and did some last-minute shopping.

During dinner, we managed to eat at the famous porridge place in Myeongdong. On one of those days we were there, there was a long queue outside the porridge shop "Migabon" early in the morning and we decided to give up after queuing for quite a while.  

After dinner, we wandered around Myeongdong and ended the night with some self-portraits drawn by some street artists.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Coopervision MiSight 1 Day Contact Lenses

YQ was found to be myopic during the school's yearly health check when she was 8 years old. Despite our effort to cultivate good eye care habits to our kids, it's still impossible to have full prevention. In the end, all my kids are unable to escape the fate of being myopic at a young age.

It’s so important to share that Myopia is progressive and irreversible! While it starts off as mild, it can quickly progress to moderate or high myopia. In fact, myopia often rapidly progresses between ages 6-17, the key growing ages for children and their eyes!

We may be very familiar with myopia as being shortsighted/nearsighted but it doesn’t just mean the degree of blurriness of objects viewed from distances. High myopia actually increases our risk of future eye health problems, such as cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment that could eventually end with a vision loss.

Protecting our future sight is so important, especially with the ever-increasing myopic rate among children in Singapore. 

When YQ was offered the opportunity to try out CooperVision MiSight 1 day contact lenses by CooperVision at W Optics, I thought it's just an ordinary daily disposable lens. After some research, little did I know these lenses are specially designed to help children to slow down the myopia progression. 

MiSight 1 day is a 1 day disposable lens suitable for myopic children, It not only corrects short-sightedness so children enjoy clear spectacle-free vision. It has a special optical design which may help slow down the speed at which myopia progresses too.

MiSight 1 day is a soft contact lens that has been shown to reduce myopia progression in children by 59% on average, over a three year period, compared to a single-vision contact lens.1 MiSight utilizes ActivControl technology, a special optical design, allowing children to see clearly while slowing their myopia progression and eyeball growth. Eyeball growth, the driver for myopia progression, was reduced by 52% over three years in children wearing MiSight 1 day contact lenses, compared to single-vision contact lens. MiSight 1 day contact lens is FDA approved for myopia management.

The fitting appointment was arranged swiftly by the staff from W Optics located at Suntec City branch. This flagship of W Optics store is the largest vision care store – covering 5,000 sq ft – in Singapore. The first-of-its-kind retail concept is committed to changing the approach to vision care in Singapore. Offering optical solutions at the forefront of the industry. 

We were served by a very friendly optometrist and she was very patient with YQ. A detailed eye examination was conducted to confirm the actual prescription for her eyes and to find out her suitability for MiSight contact lenses. Contact lenses classified as a medical device in Singapore and an eye examination is mandatory in order for the any registered optical shop to dispense it. Also, an eye examination is required to find out his/her suitability for such lenses before committing to the treatment.  

Children as young as 8-year-old can also be a suitable candidate with some help from parents. According to Coopervision parent feedback study, parents would usually wonder if contact lenses are suitable for their child. The result of the same study showed that after 1 month of usage, over 80% of the parents are comfortable with their child wearing contact lenses.

After that, the optometrist told my girl to wash her hands and asked her to relax before guiding her through the steps and techniques on how to put on the contact lenses slowly. Being a first-timer, YQ was feeling a bit intimidated to put these contact lenses on her eyes. Therefore, the whole process of putting on and taking out was repeatedly done a few more times to make sure she was comfortable with it. The optometrist also played a huge part on motivating YQ throughout the whole process.

I am so glad that she is starting to get used with MiSight 1 day contact lenses now. Imagine the freedom of not wearing the spectacle when she is dancing or taking part in any active sports. The convenience of using disposable lenses is to be able to discard after using and no more worry about cleaning and disinfection. Most importantly this contact lenses can manage the progression of her myopia.

Ideally, your child should be on the MiSight journey for minimally 12 months. On average, eye growth slows down at the age of 18. However, everyone is different. Once diagnosed, your child’s myopia should be monitored by an optometrist to ensure that it does not progress before concluding the journey of myopia management.

It is very important to manage myopia early than later! Start myopia management early is higher recommended as it will be harder if it’s too late.

If you wish to know more about CooperVision MiSight 1 day contact lenses, do contact any W-Optics outlets for more information.

Contact number: 67361303
Open Mon – Sun: 10:30am till 9:30pm

Disclaimer: A collaboration with W-Optics on CooperVision MiSight 1 Day contact lenses for review purpose as we will be updating more on our Instagram page or Facebook page.