Thursday, February 4, 2016

Disney On Ice Presents Magical Ice Festival

This year, Disney on Ice is coming back to Singapore to spread the magical moments with all Disney fans during the upcoming March school holidays. Frozen fans will be delighted to know that there will be a special appearance by the all time favourite Disney's Frozen sisters: Anna and Elsa. Together with the rest of Disney characters, it will be a spectacular performance!

My kids is looking forward to watch this performance and I'm pretty sure there will be many Frozen fans who will be singing "Let it go...let it go..."  

This year's theme, Magical Ice Festival, takes you on a sensational journey with your most loved Disney characters on ice. Experience a medley of Disney movies from The Little Mermaid to Beauty and the Beast, with special appearances from characters of the Academy Award Winning and Number One Animated Feature Film of all time - Disney's Frozen! It will be a magical mix of royalty when Disney on Ice brings this winsome wonderland to you.


10 Magical Moments Behind Disney On Ice

1. Disney On Ice was founded in 1981 and has since travelled to over 75 countries and 6 continents

2. The average size of the ice skating surface is 140ft [42m] x 70ft [21m]

3. There are approximately 180 costumes presented at one Disney On Ice show

4. And more than 100 people work on these costumes

5. It takes 18 trucks to transport all production equipment for set-up

6. And it takes 12-15 hours to set up one Disney On Ice show

7. But just about 4 hours to tear down the entire production

8. Over 80 different colours of paint are used on the 183 props for this production

9. The youngest performer on this year's show is 19-years-old and the oldest is 44-years-old

10. Each performer may change up to 8 costumes in one show


Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival can be purchased online via www.sportshubtix.sg

Families can purchase the Magical Moment Package worth $200, which includes:
- 1 rink side seat (1st row only)
-Priority entrance access via VIP entrance
-Crowd-free merchandise shopping opportunity (30 mins before general doors open)
-1 VIP Lanyard
-1 Event Poster
-Post show meet & greet

For more information, please visit http://www.disneyonice-asia.com/magical-ice-festival/

Date: 11 March 2016 to 20 March 2016

Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Personal Consultation @ D'Elegance

I still remember vividly the first time I went to buy my first training bra. I was shy and alone. The promoter auntie stationed at xx brand undergarment department was busy serving other customers. As I was clueless about what bra to look for, I walked around and around looking like an idiot. 

Suddenly, the promoter came over to my side and asked:
Promoter: 小妹! 你要找什么size? (Xiao Mei! What size are you looking for?)
Me: 我不知道 (I don't know)
Promoter went off and came back with the measuring tape. She started to measure my bust size and came back with a few training bras of various designs.
Promoter: 你拿去试一试 (You go and try these)
After trying, I "agar-agar" chose the design which I felt was suitable for me.

All these years, my encounter with these promoters are usually very short and rush. I don't blame them because they might be serving 2 customers or more at the same time. Very often, I assume the size and design that suit me the best. Even after childbirth, I tried to buy girdles from these pop-up booths located in the shopping centre or via online ordering to hide my bulging fats. Normally, the sizes are either too tight or too loose to conceal my flaws. 

Thanks to D'Elegance, I learnt so much from the founder, Ms Elida Teh, about taking care of our body and by using these shapewear to regain back all the confidence which was once lost. Here are the reasons why it's worth to attend one to one consultation at D'Elegance: 

1. Warm & Cosy Environment
D'Elegance is conveniently located at International Plaza (the nearest MRT station is Tanjong Pagar). The environment is warm and cosy. The floor is carpeted and showcase of their shapewears are hang nicely on the rack. The fitting room is spacious and you can sip you tea comfortably inside the room while trying out various types of shapewear.

2. Professionalism
I was seated comfortably at the waiting area and tea was served immediately. I was asked to fill up a personal consultation form. Ms Elida was the personal consultant on that day and shared with me about the long term benefit of wearing shapewear to enhance our figure.

3. One to One Consultation
I was led into the fitting room and was asked to changed into a night gown and a robe. Ms Elida took my measurements carefully and came back with a few different shapewear for me to try on. The whole process was slow and she took the time to explained to me the correct way to wear these shapewear. After this session, I realised that with the correct push and pull tactics, I was able to conceal and enhance the concern areas.

4. Free Alteration
Due to my petite size *ahem*, the bodysuit needed a slight alteration to suit my size. Ms Elida personally did the alteration to make sure the measurement was done accurately and correctly. This extra service is provided free of charge for all customers.

5. After Sales Service
I was told by Ms Elida that our body shapes will change due to the prolonged wearing of shapewear. We can make appointment with D'Elegance and come back in every 3 months time for a review session. We can trade in the existing D'Elegance shapewear and purchase new ones at a discounted rate.

Look out for the 2nd part of my review on how these shapewear have helped to regain back my figure and confidence.

D'Elegance is giving a waiver of $100 consultation fees when you quote "Mamamie's Thots" if you come for a personal consultation. On top of that, you can get a 5% discount on your 1st purchase.

About D'Elegance:
Back when D’Elegance’s founder Elida Teh owned a women’s clothing boutique on Bencoolen Street, she would often hear her customers lamenting over their unflattering lines. Driven to find a solution, Elida went in search of a shapewear brand that could shape our figures while accentuating our womanly curves. Coming up empty, she realised that the only way she could fulfil her customers’ needs was to design her own range of shapewear, drawing on her own experiences. And in 2004, D’Elegance was born.

Current Promotion:
Usher in the new year with the latest collection of shapewear products from DElegance.
From now until 29 February 2016, purchase either a Brassiere or Panty and get another one for free. While stocks last.


D'Elegance
10 Anson Road
#03-15/16 International Plaza
Singapore 079903
Tel: 6226 3013

Disclaimer: I was invited for a free one-to-one consultation for the purpose of the review. No monetary was compensated, all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

CULINARYON: Cooking Is Fun

Thanks to folks from Absolute PR and CULINARYON, we had an amazing time last weekend. The kids were looking forward to attend this media invitation after they knew that they were going to learn how to cook like a master junior chef.

The cooking school incorporates fun into cooking so that beginners like us won't feel too overwhelming and we get to learn how to prepare everything from scratch. The chefs are humorous and they are willing to give us tips on how to prepare the food better.

About CULINARYON

CULINARYON is the largest edutainment culinary studio in Asia and Europe. It is founded by Alex Blanc, Giulio D'Erme and Vera Sadovina. They believe that "Cooking is Fun and it's for everyone"!


The 1st CULINARYON studio was opened in Moscow in 2012. Due to its great success, the 9,000 sq ft studio doubled in size and serves an average of 3,000 clients per month in over 130 events.

The 2nd CULINARYON studio was opened in Singapore in late 2015. The 7,000 sq ft is well equipped with conderence room, 4 event areas with 16 cooking stations, 4 chefs tables and well-stocked bars. The venue is also suitable for corporate events, team building sessions, parties and celebrations.


A wefie before the event started

Looked like they were going for a massive cookout session

Yummy food for invited guests

Cheese platter

The reception counter of CULINARYON

Various variety of wines to pair with foods

Big and spacious cooking stations

Colourful and pretty kitchen decor

We learnt how to make Chocolate Lava Cake

Fresh out from the oven

Chef demostrated by using liquid nitrogen to make vanilla ice-cream

Super yummylicious

We learnt how to make the pasta noodles from scratch

No doubt about the freshness and goodness of these ingredients used for cooking

They just could not stop eating :P

Washed their hands

The kids had their share of fun learning and messing up the place

All the flour on her apron and hair

Certificates were given to all participants


I did a short video on some parts of our cooking lesson and also why my kids enjoyed so much on the flour destruction (I called it the flour fighting). I have never seen them played until so crazy before.

CULINARYON
Address: 
#04-63 Tower 2, One Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
Opening Hours:
11am - 11pm (By Appointment only, need to sign up for classes in advance)
Telephone:
+65 3108 0385
Email:
welcome@culinaryon.sg
Website:
www.culinaryon.sg
Facebook:
www.facebook.com/culinaryon.sg

Disclaimer: We were invited to attend the cooking session at CULINARYON. No monetary was compensated, all opinion are my own.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Hello 2016!

Grateful that year 2015 was a good year for all of us and I hope year 2016 will be the same or even better. The kids had a super relaxed school holiday this time, no extra holiday classes to attend but at least they have achieved some of the holiday goals which I have set for them during the Nov/Dec school break.

This year, the older kiddos are alocated to different classes. They told me that they are going to feel nervous because they will see unfamiliar faces (classmates & teachers) and they are sad because their BFFs are not in the same class as them. I thought this only happens for P1 kids but apparently they are feeling the same way too. As a mom, I can only try to reassure to them that everything will be alright! Things will going to work out for them eventually.

I hope this year will be a smooth sailing year for all of us. The kids will still continue to excel in their studies and stay healthy throughout the year. We as parents will still continue our best to guide them, earn more money to provide a better life for them and health is the most important thing of all.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Enjoying the fruits of their labour

Its been a fulfilling year, both kids have done well in their studies. I just have to note this down to remember that their effort to get good grades have been recognised.

YQ has attained top 3 in her class ranking and also top 25% of P2 level in her school.
As for YS, he was being awarded the "Best Conduct", achieved top 25% of P4 level in his school and also he will be receiving another Edusave Good Progress Award soon.

I hope they will continue to keep up the good work! I am mighty proud of them!




Thursday, December 24, 2015

Back in action with swimming lessons

They have restart their swimming lessons after more than 2 years of hiatus. Both YS and YQ learnt before so they pick up their swimming techniques faster than Junior YS. After more than 5 months of weekly lessons, Coach R felt that YS & YQ were ready to take the Swimsafer level 2 test. AS for Junior YS, I think he still need more practise before he can take the test. 





YQ was feeling quite nervous a few weeks before the exam simply because she was worried that she might have the stamina to swim properly. She had her practise a few days before the exam and felt that she has gained back a bit of confidence.


I'm glad to say that everything went smoothly on that day and both of them passed the swimming test. Looking forward to more swimming tests in the future and hopefully Junior YS will be good enough to take the test for the next round too.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Holiday Goal Accomplished!

One of the holiday goals that I have set for YQ is to learn how to ride a bicycle on 2 wheels. Having been on numerous outings with the kids to the East Coast Park and one time to Pulau Ubin, I realised that she had a hard time catching up with us when she was riding on 4 wheels bicycle. I decided that this is it, she has to MASTER it before the school holiday ends in 2015.

Although I have set the goal for her to accomplish this holiday but we have been putting it on hold the whole time because hb has been busy with work. YS was previously been trained by hb so this time I have left this important task for him to guide YQ too :P

Days and weeks have passed by, hb remembered the GOAL I wrote on their whiteboard. He took a few hours off his busy schedule last weekend, filled up the kids' bicycle tyres with air and off we went to the nearby neighbourhood park.


On the first day, we rented a bike for YQ which was slightly smaller size so as to make sure she was able to stand firmly on her feet if she lost her balance. Hb took almost an hour to make sure YQ knew how to balance herself on 2 wheels and half supporting her while she cycled. At the end of that 1 hour, she was able to cycle without support for a short distance by herself.

On the next day, YQ was excited to try again and this time we removed the extended legs from her own bicycle and went to the nearby park to try again. After a while, she got the hang of it and went to ride even longer distance than the day before. We were so happy for her and I'm sure after a few times of practices, she will be able to ride smoothly like her brother.

I think on our next outing, she will be able to ride as fast as all of us. So now we are left with 1 more kid to train, hurhurhur! I will leave that important task to hb in time to come :P

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

National Gallery Singapore

One of the reason why we were so eager to come here was because YQ's Art teacher told her that one of her art pieces was selected to showcase at National Gallery Singapore. I could sense my girl's anticipation and the moment we stepped into National Gallery Singapore, we were searching for her artwork everywhere but to no avail.

Anyway, I did not want to let this incident to dampen our mood so we quickly proceeded to the section (Keppel Centre for Art Education) for children to venture around. Its located at level 1 at the City Hall Wing. We spent a few hours there and we realised we still could not finish the whole tour, the place was so huge!

Our tickets (free entry for Singaporean and PR)

When I say the place is huge, its really huge lor...


They loved to spend time to play this interactive game.

They were able to choose the animal they wanted to colour.

Guess which animals belonged to who?



They loved to hang out at the Art Playscape.

They were so happy to be surrounded by vibrant and colourful pictures.

Who wants to play snakes and ladders?

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Sudio Vasa Earphones

As a mother, my personal "me-time" only start after my children sleep at night. I try my best to keep the volume down as much as possible to make sure they do not wake up due to any disturbance. On most nights, I will put on my earphones to watch Korean dramas or listen to my favourite music via YouTube on my mobile phone.

Thanks to Sudio Sweden, I received a pair of Sudio Vasa earphones for review purpose. As a person who has learnt music before, I'm quite sesitive to the quality of the sound. After using Sudio Vasa, I can gladly say that the sound quality is quite solid. I am able to hear every detail in the song like never before.


Gone are the days where we used to have only black and ugly earphones. The Swedish designer, Mats Wallsten, has designed stylish earphones to complement the usage and lifestyle of the market's end users. It came with a very nice leather pouch (with matching colour) that can store the earphones neatly without being tangle up in my bag.


I have a problem with most earphones simply because it will somehow drop out from my ears frequently due to sizing problem. Now I don't have to worry anymore with Sudio Sweden earphones, it comes in 4 different sizes of interchangeable earphones sleeves to suit the "fit" of my ears. Sudio Vasa earphones also come in 4 different colours (white, black, pink & blue). It also has a full feature 3 button remote and mic for Android and iOS.

The story behind the brand:
The name Sudio comes from an incident when one of the founders spotted the musician Phil Collins in New York having problems with his headphones. With the frustration of not yet being able to offer any better alternative to Phil the only words he could out were: “trust me I know the feeling”, as they shared eye contact. The name Sudio is an homage to Phil Collins song Sussudio and the determination of succeeding with the venture rendered from the bitter sweet anecdote.


I did a short video on the unboxing of Sudio Vasa earphones (pardon me for the odd looking tripod stand that got in the way)

If you are looking to buy a nice and good quality earphones, do hop over to their online website to check out other range of earphones they have.
Just key in the promo code to enjoy a 15% off when you order online with Sudio.
Promo Code "mamamiethots"
They provide free shipping worldwide.
The promo code is valid till 31st January 2016.

Disclaimer: I received a set of Sudio Vasa earphones for review purpose.