Oct 23, 2015

The Greedy Girls Cupcake Workshop!

With an invite from my neighbour Felicia, I attended the Greedy Girls cupcake workshop on the 17th of October at a cooking studio near my house. I figured it's about time I learn how to bake. Not just bake but make delicious cupcakes!

Did I learn to bake cupcakes? OF COURSE! Was it fun? VERY! Did it promote teamwork? YES YES YES! After a brief introduction by The Greedy Girls and everyone attending the workshop, we were divided into teams of three. Charissa, Sharan and I were put together and we called ourselves team 'INK'd'! I wonder why....

We learnt to make two cupcakes in this workshop. Carrot and Red Velvet cupcakes. They look yummy huh?

Before we made each cupcake from scratch, the lovely Sandra showed us how it's done!

Here's Sandra with her Red Velvet mix...

I have no idea what Charissa is doing but this is teamwork!

We're mixing it up!

Our carrot cupcakes before it's popped into the oven...


Ta-da! Our cupcakes without the cream cheese frosting!

And this is our Red Velvet cupcakes...

Meet Karen from The Greedy Girls!
I have no idea why she has frosting on her hand!
Best thing about making cupcakes? We get to eat them!

The Greedy Girls! That's my neighbour Felicia in the middle.

I've found a hidden talent. I'm now Noel the Froster!
Our cupcakes!!!

All of us got to bring back a box of cupcakes. There's one missing in my box because, well, I ate it!
Everyone that attended...

As you can see from the last photo, a good number of children attended the workshop. I must say this is a fantastic way for parents to spend quality time with their kids. So if you have children, you have to join the next workshop! And hey, it's awesome for couples too. To sign-up for the next workshop, please like their Facebook page for updates. Here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/thgreedygirls/

I hope you've enjoyed reading this post. Stay happy and have a cupcake! :)
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Oct 22, 2015

Nike Back To The Future Shoes Exclusive Photos

If you are a fan of Back To The Future, you'll dig this! Over 30 years ago, Nike was asked to collaborate on one of the greatest franchise movies of all time. I credit Back To The Future for my mad imagination! I used to watch and imagine myself doing whatever Marty McFly did in the movie. From the hovering skateboards up to the power-laced Nike Mag shoes. Yup, I used to imagine my shoelaces tying it's own laces.

Well ladies and gentlemen, we don't have to imagine anymore. Today is the day Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled to in Back to the Future 2 in 1989. When Marty traveled to the future in the sequel to October 21, 2015, to be precise - he was greeted by flying cars, self-tying sneakers and hovering skateboards. So the good folks at Nike delivered a gift to Michael J. Fox introducing the innovation to the shoe’s first, and most celebrated, wearer.

The letter Nike sent to Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox with his pair of Nike Mag

Michael J. Fox models the first self-lacing Nike MAG.
Posted by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

However the 2015 Nike Mag is a limited edition release. It will only be available via auction, with all proceeds going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. The specific details on the auctions will be posted to Nike News and via Twitter @Nike in spring 2016.

But you will be glad to know that Nike intends to release another Nike Mag model in 2016. I can't wait for it!
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Oct 21, 2015

Yam's Kitchen Food Review

A week ago my friends and I dined at Yam's Kitchen along Upper Thomson Road. It's weird how we've never dined there considering it's in the neighbourhood we grew up in. So with all new places I dine at, I entered with zero expectations. Ok that's a lie. How can one have zero expectations when you're paying for a meal? That's just not possible. So let's just say I had expectations but it wasn't through the roof kinda high.

If you Google 'Yam's Kitchen', you'd realize they have two restaurants in Singapore and another in Thailand. One at Downtown East, the other here at Jalan Leban and the third at Chaiyapherk Road Nonthaburi in Thailand which is called Bavarian Field. Bavarian Field is primarily a steakhouse that also serves Chinese and Thai fusion dishes in a beautiful setting. I was blown away by photos of Bavarian Field! Have a look yourself by clicking here. I'm so heading there when I'm in Bangkok next!

Let's get down to the food at Yam's Kitchen. These guys are famous for their fish dishes and that's exactly what the bulk of our orders were...

Salted Egg Fish Skin. $6.80
Their signature Salted Egg Fish Skin is to die for, It's crispy, rich in flavour and goes amazingly well with beer. I'm absolutely in love with this dish.

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Oct 14, 2015

UOB Brand TV Commercial "Our Values Define Us"

Hey you! Sharing another fantastic video... This time it's a TVC that I absolutely love. I love the message behind this UOB commercial because it's so true. In fact, UOB has been delivering top notched commercials the past two years. What do you think of this commercial?

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Oct 13, 2015

Awesome Moments on Wheel of Fortune

Isn't it amazing that Vanna White and Pat Sajak look like they have not aged after all these years? LOL! I just had to say that! Anyhow, you'll find two videos below of awesome and amazing Wheel of Fortune moments. Enjoy!

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Oct 11, 2015

Singapore: What happens when a loved one passes away at home?

What happens when a loved one passes away at home in Singapore? I doubt many would know what actually happens unless one has been through it. I for one had no clue what the procedures were till my father died last month. Here are the key points that occurred that unfortunate night...

1) When my father's breathing was decreasing on the 12th of September at approximately 8.30PM, I immediately called 995. I recall telling the operator what was happening in detail and within seconds my father stopped breathing for the last time.

2) Once the paramedics from SCDF arrived, they immediately used a device to detect my dad's pulse and heart rate. After multiple attempts, we were informed that my father had passed away. We were then told the police were informed and will arrive shortly.

3) While waiting for the police, I called Aloysius Hoeden from Divine Casket. It was decided beforehand that should anything happen to either of my parents, Aloysius would handle the arrangements. Aloysius told me over the phone that he will see me shortly.

4) A police patrol car arrived with two officers at approximately 9.20PM. They spoke to the paramedics, asked for our identification cards and informed us that an Investigation Officer has been assigned. We were advised to call a doctor so that we could get a 'cause of death' certificate. If we did not do so, a police hearse would have to take my father to a government mortuary for a postmortem. This would mean that my father's body would only be released the following day.

5) After failing to contact my neighbourhood doctor, I once again called Aloysius Hoeden from Divine Casket. He assisted by contacting a doctor that his company has used on many occasions.

6) An officer from the Forensics Department arrives at my house (approximately 10.30PM). This female officer took photos of the exterior of our house, my father's body and the medication he was on.

7) The doctor arrives (approximately 10.45PM)...He checks my father's body, asks us about my father's history, looks at my dad's records from the hospitals and fills up a form. Within fifteen minutes after his arrival, the doctor issues the 'cause of death' certificate and asks for his $150.00 payment. Yup, $150 for fifteen minutes of work!

8) Not long after the doctor leaves, the Investigation Officer arrives at our home (approximately 11.30PM). He too didn't take long to do his job and gives the go-ahead for my father's body to be released.

9) The undertakers gave us time alone to be with my father before they brought him back for embalming. 

10) Later in the night when we were preparing our house for the wake, I gave my good friend Jarett Mathew my father's details so he could see to my dad's insurance. Jarett is an amazing insurance broker so if you need his services, please call him at 8351 5330 or visit his website at this address:

The entire process from the moment my father passed away to my father's body being released took four hours or so. If it was not for Aloysius Hoeden from Divine Casket, the entire ordeal would have been incredibly difficult. For the most part, I was very emotional and the easiest of tasks were tough to comprehend. If you want to use Aloysius's services, do call him at +65 9220 0044 (24 hours). 
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Oct 10, 2015

The Very Talented Ventriloquist, Paul Zerdin

I found out about Paul Zerdin on one of those competition shows. I reckon it's America's Got Talent. OMG this man is so talented and funny. I'm not being an ass when I say this but I wish we had entertainers like this in Singapore. Watch ventriloquist Paul Zerdin in action below!

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Oct 9, 2015

How bad do tattoos hurt? Read to find out!

What is your body's threshold for pain when it comes to tattoos? This chart shows the pain levels an average human would experience. It's pretty darn accurate!

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Oct 8, 2015

FlyBoyz Beach Bar Review

Just over a month ago, Adri and I visited FlyBoyz Beach Bar in Bintan, Indonesia. To be precise, FlyBoyz is located at Lagoi Bay. It's approximately 45 minutes from Singapore by ferry. Opened by veteran radio deejay Mark van Cuylenburg (better known to Singaporeans as 'The Flying Dutchman' or FD) and musician Chris Henson, FlyBoyz is an awesome three-storey rock n' roll themed establishment. They serve awesome food on the first floor, a retro bar complete with a live band on the second floor and a rooftop bar on the third.

That's Dian in red! Look out for him when you visit FlyBoyz!

Adri and I at Lagoi Bay!

Here's Adri and I as we wait for our food...

The decor on the first level...

What's a visit to any part of Indonesia without a nice cold Bintang Beer?!
As always I go berserk with Buffalo Wings. My only complaint is it wasn't spicy enough. Yes me and my spicy go a long way back...

We shared this huge handmade FlyBoyz Special pizza. 18 inches of pure goodness!

Spotted on the staircase leading up to the second floor. I can't agree more! =)

Part of the UV painted wall...

Their cocktail tables have been jazzed up with famous bands such as U2.

This screams RETRO!!!!!

The outdoor area on the second floor....

You'll get a beautiful view of the beach on the second and third floor.
The energetic band that performs at FlyBoyz!

I accepted the FlyBoyz Burger Challenge and failed! How does one finish a double patty burger in 5 minutes? For the record, a teenage Indonesia girl managed to do it. WATCH THE VIDEO AT THE END OF THIS POST! 
The home made apple pie topped with vanilla ice cream. I seldom go for dessert but this was really good.

I can't recall what this is called but they made their own jelly worms! This would be super cool for Halloween!

Thank you FlyBoyz Beach Bar for the amazing hospitality. I can't wait to visit again! Crossing my fingers and toes that it'll be soon. Please visit their website at www.flyboyzbeachbar.com and like their Facebook Page by clicking here.
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Oct 7, 2015

Satay by the Bay BBQ Buffet Review

Located on the beautiful grounds of Gardens by the Bay is a wonderful place to dine. It's perfect for families, couples and tourists. Best of all, Satay by the Bay is affordable!

As the name suggests, there are a good number of satay stalls at this eatery. You'll also find seafood stalls and the ever popular barbecue chicken wings.

What I love most about Satay by the Bay other than the atmosphere is the BBQ Buffet. At $25 nett per adult, you'll get the assortment of standard vegetables and a good array of meats and seafood.

The meat section has the usual chicken sausages along with mutton, chicken and beef marinated in different sauces.

Since I'm nuts about seafood, I love the fresh tiger prawns, bamboo clams, cockles, mussels, crayfish, scallops and... my all time favorite sambal squid!

Oh there is a chicken rice stall too that's part of the BBQ buffet. Strange but true! So you can eat as much chicken rice as you want. Along with that is the potong ice cream and soft drinks. So for $25 nett, that's freaking awesome!

The BBQ Buffet is open daily from 5pm to 2am. And hey, there's NO PORK and NO LARD!

Weekday (Mon to Fri)
Adult: $25 nett
Child: $14 nett

Weekend (Sat, Sun, Eve of PH & PH)
Adult: $29 nett
Child: $14 nett
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