[Qingdao] Starfish, Sea Urchin and Other Exotic Foods

This is a mega-post on everything worth eating in Qingdao. I’m a total travel foodie, and hence made it a point to visit Qingdao’s two most popular street food haunts: Pichai Courtyard and Taitung Night Market, For all who’s seen my Instagram stories, yes, starfish is actually edible!! Despite its tough outer skin, a cookedContinue reading “[Qingdao] Starfish, Sea Urchin and Other Exotic Foods”

[Qingdao] KeEr Cafe 可儿咖啡馆

We discovered a gem on Day Two, in the form of a quaint two-storey establishment nested along Minjiang 2nd Street. Drawn to its warm façade of multi-coloured stained glass windows and brick walls lined with backyard pottery, we entered through a homely wooden wrap-around porch where patrons can dine on hand-painted blue wooden furniture overlooking the streets, reminiscent of having cosy breakfast at a neighbours’ patio.

[Qingdao] 5 must-haves on your bucket list

All beer enthusiasts would have tasted the famed export from Tsingtao Brewery, whose name derived from its city of origin in Shandong Province. Unlike most Western lagers, Chinese beers tend to add rice into their fermentation process, hence lowering a certain taste of acidity in its end-products. For the sake of tasting only the freshestContinue reading “[Qingdao] 5 must-haves on your bucket list”

When writing feels good again

For quite a while I’ve forgotten how writing was my main (perhaps only) catharsis for getting a load off my chest, or when I simply needed a go-to outlet as a person who never felt a need to pour my feelings out in entirety to someone else. Throughout my schooling days I’ve kept journals detailingContinue reading “When writing feels good again”

The Flower Gem of Singapore– A Better Florist

I had the pleasure of reviewing A Better Florist- Singapore’s most innovative florist. I like to get my facts straight, so I dove in deep into research mode. I started by visiting their social media and website. Right off the bat, I could see why so many people refer to it as best florist inContinue reading “The Flower Gem of Singapore– A Better Florist”

You’ll always hate how your writing used to sound

I’m having a roaring good time cleaning out a writing folder filled with incomplete, half-assed fiction, themed articles on beauty, tech and health, as well as a bunch of incoherent poems, and God knows what else I might unearth. Painful as it is, the Recycle Bin is where they shall all go. I thought IContinue reading “You’ll always hate how your writing used to sound”

Bed-time musings

“Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.” ― Charles Bukowski Over drinks on a Friday, I realised being single must be a blessing, because really, I mean, if some lady got toContinue reading “Bed-time musings”

SSENZE – ‘You Think’ Remix

In celebration of Girls’ Generation’s 10th year anniversary, here’s our rendition of the queens’ “You Think”! Even though we didn’t win this year’s competition, we would still like to thank everyone for your warm support. We’ll be back stronger and better so be patient as we have more exciting projects coming your way! Let usContinue reading “SSENZE – ‘You Think’ Remix”

SSENZE – Kpop World Festival 2017 – SG Finals

SSENZE is happy to be finalists of the Singapore round of Kpop World Festival! Our finals will be held this Saturday, 5 Aug, 5pm @ Tampines Hub, Singapore. PM me for further details! The audition clips of all finalists were recently released, and this is ours. Gotta admit that this was in no way perfect,Continue reading “SSENZE – Kpop World Festival 2017 – SG Finals”

3 ways to wear Swarovski Crystal Pixie Nail Art!

Swarovski Crystal Pixie nail art is the manicure industry’s best kept secret. It’s still popular in Japan and the States, but strangely this style is quite rare in Singapore. I have seen some gorgeous pictures on Instagram so I was really excited when Vanitee matched me up with a lovely manicurist, Janelle from Nailbuddies, whoContinue reading “3 ways to wear Swarovski Crystal Pixie Nail Art!”

This is a short post about Christmas

‘Tis the season to be reminded that quality time with your loved ones are the best gifts you can afford, which no amount of money can ever replace. Cheers to all the old souls who will never be too old for log cakes, stories by the fireplace, midnight cookies and milk, and all of Christmas’Continue reading “This is a short post about Christmas”

BlackBox SG – INNI Skincare

My ultimate skincare remedy for the festive season has arrived! Look no further if you too are worried about ruining your skin with anticipated late nights, booze and Christmas goodies. INNI by La Source Spa is a premium range created by beauty professionals from the popular beauty sanctuary, to give you results that parallel stepping into a spa. I’m featuringContinue reading “BlackBox SG – INNI Skincare”

BlackBox SG – Winter Organics

What’s new in my beauty stash?  A box of cool face and body products from Winter Organics that I’ve been psyched to try out! What are they: Calendula Shower Gel  Retail Size and Price: 200ml, $19.90 Lather and cleanse in a field of budding marigolds, refreshing your mind as well as your skin. The organic flower extract calmsContinue reading “BlackBox SG – Winter Organics”

The Face Inc – Revolutionary Primer Mist

Bustling with excitement as I’m writing this – The Face Inc has just, on 1 Nov, launched its Primer Mist and I’m honoured to be able to review this! Back in April, I had the pleasure of reviewing The Face Inc’s cleansing gel and active toner. I loved their lightweight texture and clear composition. And especially becauseContinue reading “The Face Inc – Revolutionary Primer Mist”

[Short Let London] Your Home Away From Home

Travelling behaviour of millennial globetrotters have, in many ways, been shaped by digital media. Our lives revolve around fitting snippets of travel experiences, ranging from meals to iconic landmarks and scenery, into picture-perfect 1080 X 1080 px squares. You would think that when it comes to choosing a place to stay, accessibility would be the main consideration –Continue reading “[Short Let London] Your Home Away From Home”

[ASUS] Z3NVOLUTION – Launch of the Zen 3 Series in Singapore

ASUS has unveiled the long-awaited Zen 3 series in Singapore at the “Zenvolution” launch on Thursday, 13 October. The series consist of the ZenFone 3, ZenBook 3, ZenWatch 3 and Transformer 3, to be made available at their respective official launch dates in the weeks to come. I was delighted to be able to tinkle with these newContinue reading “[ASUS] Z3NVOLUTION – Launch of the Zen 3 Series in Singapore”

[SSENZE] A dance journey

It began when three old NUS Dance Blast-ards, a SMU Eurhythm-ixer, and two energetic younger ones who’ve been in the scene for some time, came together to join the SGKPOPCON dance competition, made it through the auditions and eventually won the Singapore round. Although we didn’t make it through the third global selection round, thisContinue reading “[SSENZE] A dance journey”

BlackBox SG – ProActiv+

No.1 acne treatment system Proactiv® has developed a more advanced Proactiv+ – an all-new acne-care system, now gentler and more effective than before. Completely reformulated from the ground up, Proactiv+ integrates Proactiv’s Smart Target Technology to deliver active ingredients directly into the pores to fight off breakouts. Proactiv+ is a medicated acne care treatment featuring aContinue reading “BlackBox SG – ProActiv+”

BlackBox SG – Dr Young Skincare

Hello! Haven’t updated in a long while, but I’m still alive! Got my hands on a bunch of skincare products from Dr Young Skincare, and had the luxury of pampering my skin with goods from their latest launch. They deserve a good long review. Thank you BlackBox SG! More exclusive Dr Young skincare sets are available at BlackBoxContinue reading “BlackBox SG – Dr Young Skincare”

Envy Haircare (UK) Review

Envy Pro has been touted “a work of genius” for its specially formulated, revolutionary 10 minute prewash Dual Fix system, which repairs, strengthens and adds gloss to all hair types, whilst helping to dramatically reduce fizz in damp and humid climates. The brand has made multiple appearances on beauty publications in the UK. I’m honoured to be given an opportunityContinue reading “Envy Haircare (UK) Review”