Thursday, July 17, 2014

An evening at The Sound of Music

"Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things" 

Hmm...I can hear you singing along with me~ 
Yes ! This is one of my all time favorite song  :) 
and it is non other than from the well loved musical 
" The Sound of Music" 

 This musical was quite part of my child hood days as I remembered clearly
that it was one of the first few movies I watched as little girl. 

Now watch the story unfolds in a theatrical play in front of you
as you get to take in the view of the wonderful real like stage set
( imagine hill tops, to interior of a church, to a storm complete with lighting! )
 to enjoying the amazing voices of the von Trapp children and the great casts! 

The musical tells a true story of Maria, the fun-loving governess who changes the lives of the widowed Captain von Trapp and his seven children by re-introducing them to music
culminating in the family’s flight across the Austrian mountains.  
This iconic musical is sure to work its magic once again, for young and old alike.

Be mesmerised by these well loved songs once again :) 
Do-Re-Mi’, ‘My Favorite Things’, ‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain’, ‘Sixteen Going on Seventeen’ and, of course, the glorious title song, ‘The Sound of Music

I was singing along to the tunes as they were being sung on stage~ 
I just can't help myself :) 

the casts - the children * played by 18 children from 
Singapore * , Captain von Trapp played by Andre Schwartz
and Maria played by the pretty Bethany Disckson
And boy does she look like Julie Andrews in that 
cute pixie hairstyle of hers!

You will be blown away by the mavolous voices of 
each and every of the actors 

 I just have to mention the role of Mother Abbess, 
played by Janelle Visaqie . Her rendition of 
"Climb every mountain'' is a crowd winner ! 
Her voice , powerful and crisp, made hitting the 
high notes seemed effortless :)

Why now, don't hesitate! Go get yourselves some tickets!  If you love the songs, you will enjoy 
an evening at the Sound of Music just like I did ! 

Ticket Price (excluding booking fee)
S$65, $95, $135, $165, $195

11July - 10 August 2014

Grand Theatre, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands


2 hours 20 minutes including a 20 minute interval

Get your tickets from :

Thanks to Base Entertainment for bringing in the show~!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The One who visited Tian Kee & Co

I assumed most of you know Old Airport Road Hawker Center ( near National Stadium ) but do you know the old estate just 5 minutes away from it ? Alex and I visited the Dakota estate few years back and did some exploration in the area. It was truly a place where time stands still. Some of the flats are built in the 1950s and the exterior has stayed this way since!

 As I was making my way to Tian Kee & Co, walking pass the very quiet playground, I am once again reminded of how important it is to conserve similar places like Datoka.

The former space at Tian Kee & Co.used to be a provision shop
 that served the estate for many years.

Current owner of the cafe ,CK , decided to set up shop at this premise when he knew that Mr Lim had intentions to give up the provision shop. Up came this retro fitted old skool cafe that retained the old provision shop's signage as well as some of the fixtures.

Isn't this block quaint? Quite one of its kind...
Tian Kee is located at the end of the row...

A sign that has weathered many seasons

 I didn't take pics of the interior ( am very sure other blogs did ) 
.. but I did take pics of the coffee and cake I ate :) 

 This is the "Snag"
Espresso and Rose Syrup milk..
It is totally my kind of coffee.. love the color and taste
Drink some coffee now!

Tian Kee sources some of its cakes from Cat & The Fiddle
But I don't know where this Pandan cake is from
and it is delicious ! I got a feeling that it might be from Bangawan Solo..
just a mere guess!!
 Snacks we adore as kids..
and still love them now as adults :)

Haw flakes , lemon sweets and chocolate wafers ..
Decided to post this from Tian Kee's facebook
The Milo tin just shouts out the good old days !

Photo credit Tian kee & Co
Before I forget, this cafe does not has air conidtioning..
just like the good old days.. fan and natural breeze ! 
I cooled down pretty fast when I was there last week..

Enjoy the place but pls don't spoil the tranquility
 I love how laid back it feels..

when was the last time you sat on one of these !!? bring your kids, your ah ma, ah gong , mummy daddy
your clan to enjoy this place!

Tian Kee & Co.
Blk 12 Dakota Crescent, #01-48

Nearest Bus Stop (B80279) - 2 mins walk
Bus 12, 14, 30, 158, 196 and 401

Nearest MRT station
Mountbatten MRT (CC7) - 3 mins from Exit B
Dakota MRT (CC8) - 5 mins from Exit A

Monday, June 16, 2014

The Revamp of Talika BHG Bugis counter

I was invited to a cosy tea party organised by Talika , the well loved skin care brand, over at their newly opened counter at BHG Bugis Junction. The beauty hall at first floor of BHG has been revamped and is now looking spiffy and bright! The new Talika counter is much better and bigger than their former location! 

They are located in a cosy corner near to the junction of 
Rocher road  & North bridge road


Products are nicely displayed for customers
to try out . Love the sleek looking packaging :)

We were also given a brief intro of 
what some of the more popular products 
can do for us.

 letting us bloggers try out the testers

These are some of Talika's star products
The Light Duo which uses light wavelengh to treat 2 of the most visible effects of 
aging, pollution and UV rays: skin loss of elasticity 
and skin coloration, more precisely wrinkles and dark spots.
It is effective on the face, eye contour, lips, hands, neck.

The X Slim - skin-regenerating solution combines three wavelengths
 to “eradicate” bulges and cellulite.

and the third product at the bottom is the Cream Booster, the applicator which enhances the effectiveness of all your skincare products. The combination of three exclusive technologies in one device delivers a targeted and reinforced action from the active ingredients,
 for even greater effectiveness. You can drop by Talika's counter to give them a try !

 Check out these pretty and delicous 
cupcakes specially prepared for the opening!

We can also do a quick hand treatment 

That's me trying out the nail treatment on my left hand
and the right is wearing their Hand Therapy gloves
My hands instantly felt smoother after the treatment! 

We were also given a goodie bag of awesome products before we say goodbye. Come, let's check out the products!

left to right- Lash conditioning cleanser , Gentle eye cleanser, 
Lipocils & Black  n last but not least, the Lipocils Expert

I am quite excited to try out this !
It is an eyelash conditioning gel which promotes growth of
 the lashes as well as curl and strengthen them!
Seriously dislike that my lashes sometimes do fall off when removing
 my mascara or eye makeup. This should be able to protect them now!
This is another great product
First we apply the LIPOCILS gel to the roots of 
our cleansed lashes and then apply the mascara

You will be able to achieve longer and fuller lashes!

before applying and after applying..
my lashes look better and more alive!

This is the Lash conditioning cleanser , oil free and 
great for removing makeup and at the same time 
conditions our weaken or damaged lashes . 
Just like how our hair needs conditioning, 
our lashes also need it too!

The other product would be the Gentle eye cleanser. 
This is good as it takes into consideration
 of those with hypersensitive eyes as well as contact lens wearers~ 

Pump one to two times of cleanser onto a cotton pad

Gently place it upon your eye and remove your 
eye makeup in a upwards motion

It was able to remove my mascara and some parts of 
my eyeliner in two swipes. May require more pumps if 
you are wearing waterproof eye makeup.
 I am super thrilled with these products ! It's good to know 
that my eyelids and eye lashes are taken care of! 

Do visit Talika counter at BHG soon! The Talika ladies would be glad to introduce 
you to more of their wonderful products.

Thanks Mag for the lovely invite and playing host to us

Talika BHG Counter 
 BHG Bugis Junction 
( junction of Rocher road  & North bridge road)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The ones who enjoyed an evening at Le Noir

With most of the performers reigning from Cirque du Soleil, it has to be one of my must watch performance for the year ! Now now, of course I am referring to none other than Le Noir! They are back in Singapore for the 2nd time after a great box office sell out last year . It is now open with more dare devil performances at  The MasterCard® Theatres, Marina Bay Sands. ( see below for ticketing info )

I had the opportunity to catch them on the opening night few evenings ago with my better half. We were allocated seats pretty near to the circular stage...right smack where the action is!

Expect nothing less of sensual and thrilling actions 

 I personally love it when there is interactions 
with the audience . The performance is kept cosy 
and at times it felt like  Moulin Rouge...
dark, seductive and risque!
( photo credit : Base Entertainment ) 

Roller bolla act
 It's amazing how the performer could 
concentrate and balance on those cylinders !
We were literally holding our breaths for him!
 But the above was just one of the 
heart stopping acts..

The One act that got everyone gasping and holding on to 
their seats tight is the WHEEL OF DEATH —one of the 
world's most complex circus stunts that
 will leave you on the edge of your seats. 
The act features two acrobats who perform high-risk
 feats atop and inside a pair of spinning wheels rotating high above the stage.

Did I mention that one of the perfomers even skipped 
rope with out any harness or protection on top of those wheels?!

This is a brand new act...and one that you can't afford to miss!
( photo credit : Base Entertainment ) 

With incredible demonstrations of balance, contortion, stamina and aerial artistry, the skillsexhibited by the cast of Le Noir make this a show that audiences won’t want to miss. Tickets are priced from SGD$70 and are now on sale.

Event Date
Sat, 7 - Sun, 29 Jun 2014
Tue - Fri: 7.30pm
Sat: 3pm & 7.30pm
Sun: 1pm & 5.30pm

Tickets are available online thru Sistic

Friday, May 23, 2014

Back at My Awesome Cafe ( night time )

I was back at My Awesome Cafe for the 2nd time with fellow foodie buddy , June. We were there on a week day evening. It was raining and one would thought nah, it wouldn't be that packed. Oh no, we were wrong.

Even though there were seats and tables inside, we chose to sit at the entrance which are the high chairs and tables.

It was a pretty cooling nite..thanks to the rain

We ordered this Brie and ham sandwich ( and a salad)
to share..I didn't quite like the bread 
as it was rather tough to chew on..

and here's the salad 
Chicken and avocado :) and of coz..
drinks to go with it..

We didn't quite expect the crowd to come in even on a rainy evening. It was quite laid back 
and great to chill out... but payment took a tad longer than what I have experienced , perhaps becoz 
it was really crowded.

I will back again with other friends!

Looks kinda romantic at nite 

Read about my first visit here

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Cat cafe in Penang, Georgetown

Hubs and I took a short break and flew over to Penang for 4 days a month or so ago. I did my reaserch for places to visit and marked down all the must go coffee joints which friends recommended.

 A special cafe popped up on my radar as I was surfing thru blogs and I knew I just had to go there since it's just a few doors away from the boutique hotel that we were staying at. It is Georgetown's first cat cafe! To think that I have not even been to the one in Singapore :D

It was the first place we visited after settling down and refreshing ourselves at the boutique hotel we were staying at.  The cafe is located in a 2 storey shop house. There is a retail space selling mostly cat related items and clothes plus you place your food order first before ascending to the 2nd level where the cafe and cat room are located at.

Don't say I didn't tell you.... equip yourself with lots of water and it is a must to apply sunscreen !  Weather over in Penang is mad hot! Most cafe joints do not have air conditioning.  Thankfully the cat cafe is air conditioned :P

There are about 8 cats roaming around the cat room and of coz there are house rules to applied . The girl at the counter will inform you about it. Each person has to spend RM18 to enjoy 2 hour stay at the cafe. We got ourselves 1cake  and a chicken pie plus 2 drinks which came up to about RM50 after taxes.

The cafe is decorated with lots of cat items!

Here's us with some cats! 

playing around with them ..

This is one of the naughtiest and prettiest cat in the cafe...
was disturbing it...and see the next pic..

 My shocked face coz the cat snapped at me hahahaha 
wanted to pounce on me...

 just sitting around..

they sure love to lie around ..

I so love the patterns on this cat! 

Keep a look out ..I will be going to the 
cat and dog cafes in Singapore soon ! 

Purrfect cat cafe