Sunday, June 12, 2016

The Tohs spent a night with Shrek and Princess Fiona



Who would have thought that love between an ugly ogre and a captive princess would have worked out ? Well yes, in this 2001 DreamWorks film, Shrek , and now being adapted into a theatrical musical.

We managed to catch this musical that opened last week at the Mastercard Theater .

Watching the animation back then drew lots of laughter from me as I simply love the chemistry and jokes between Shrek and his donkey pal.

I also love  that Princess Fiona is not your usual type of princess who is all prime and proper. Princess Fiona is one that is kept in a tower for many years, but she is a traditionalist at heart and  yearns for the kind of love that she has read in fairy tales, and had her world turned upside down after she met Shrek.
The stage lighting and animated backdrop was truly impressive ! 


It is just the right time for parents to be bringing your children to this entertaining and fun filled musical. It is the June school holidays after all !

Kudos to the actor  who played Lord Farquhar ! 
Can you imagine kneeling down the whole time on stage !


Can't get enough of the hilarious lines between the talk too much 
donkey and Shrek. 


Don't miss out on this Big Fat Chance to catch Shrek live on stage !

Get your tickets now if you have not ! 

http://entertainment.marinabaysands.com/events/shrek0616

Saturday, May 07, 2016

The Toh and the THE ILLUSIONISTS

Have you witness someone being 'chopped' up into two and still remains alive?  It sure is possible in the world of magic or what some referred to as tricks  !  But wait ! It is not your usual lady lies on top of some metal tray with wheels and gets sawed into half.. this time round it was executed in style !

THE ILLUSIONISTS  are in town and are performing at the Mastercard Theaters from now till 15 May 2016

Consisting of a group of  8, each of them ( except for the Clairvoyant pair )  specializes in something special.
I was actually pretty skeptical of these 'magic shows' coz they can be quite cheesey if badly performed.

Somehow ,  The Illusionists didn't gave me that feeling ! Their charismatic ways has won me over, and not to say their powers !!

Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, THE ILLUSIONISTS has shattered box office records worldwide and thrilled audiences of all ages with a mind-blowing spectacular showcasing the jaw-dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth. Children and adults alike will be glued to their seats  :)

The Escapologist's act was one of my fav. Do not bat an eyelid when he try to break-free from the water torture cell


I shan't spoil the fun for you further ! But do expect to be mind blowed away !  Another of my fav is where the Alchamist managed to make a piece of paper come alive ! We have no idea how that how that even happened..is there a string that was tied to the paper? You go see for yourself ! 

It will make a good Mother's Day outing ! Bring your kids along for some family bonding time ! :) 





Thank you Base Entertainment for the invite ! 


PERFORMANCE TIMES: 
Friday 7:30pm
Saturday: 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday: 1:00pm and 6:00pm

TICKET PRICE:  
From S$55
* Excludes the booking fee of SGD$4 per ticket

Friday, April 29, 2016

Mrs Toh cooks Mother's Day lunch with Mission Wraps


I can't believe how fast this year has gone by , we are already entering into the month of May  :D
It is also our fifth month staying at our new apartment. Apart from having more space and a bigger room, nothing really changes. My mother in law still cleans and cooks our dinners and my father in law still loves watching his tv programs . You can say that I am quite blessed as I don't have to do much household chores. Aren't mothers and mother-in-laws the best ? We can count on them to prepare dinner and there is hot food waiting for us as we arrive home from work.

So last weekend, I decided to let my mother in law take a break from the kitchen and I whipped up some breakfast as well as lunch for her and the family as part of an early Mother's Day celebration! . Breakfast is a simple French Toast Fruit Wrap  and lunch is Thin crust wrap Pizzas using Mission wraps! Thanks to Mission Food for sending me a copy of  " Quick and Easy " Dinner recipe book by  Australia MasterChef Season 2 winner, Adam Liaw. 



You can also get a copy of this recipe book!  Simply purchase 2 packs of  Mission wraps and you will receive a copy of this handy book :)


I managed to draw inspiration for my meals from this recipe book . The good thing about wraps is they are generally very versatile,and they go well with most food !! The two items are very easy to prepare and I am sure  it will be it will be a hit with your family as well . It is also kids friendly !

Breakfast 


Here's the French Toast Fruit Wrap
I used the original wraps




Here are some ingredients that you will need for the breakfast wrap 


Mission wraps- Original flavor
Strawberries
Blueberries
1 egg ( good for 2 wraps )
Low fat milk
Vanilla yogurt ( choose any flavor you fancy ) 
Icing sugar ( optional ) 


-Crack the egg and add about 3 tablespoon of milk and mix them well
-Pour the mixture onto a shallow round plate and proceed to coat the wraps with the mixture 
-heat up a skillet or frying pan and coat it with butter or some cooking oil 
-Place wrap coated in mixture into the hot skillet and cook 1-2 minutes per side until golden
brown. Remove from pan onto plate.

 

-spoon some yogurt onto the wrap and fill it with the berries
-roll the wrap up and it's done !
- you can choose to dust some icing sugar over it 

The receipe book has some rather interesting dishes to try out !
I love wraps for their versatility !
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Lunch


I chose to prepare some thin crust wrap pizza using the 6 grains wrap. 



It is very easy preparing wrap pizza.
Some basic ingridents you need are listed below


 -grated parmesan
-tomato sauce for pizza/pasta
-sliced tomato
-salami / ham-sliced button mushrooms
-sliced onions
-julienned basil leaves

You would need to spread the tomato sauce as the base and then sprinkle the grated cheese over it. Make sure you cover the entire surface of the sauce , other wise the taste could be compromised. Proceeed to top the wrap with your favorite pizza toppings ! Once all that is done, place the pizzas into the oven for about 10 mins ( at150-170 degrees Celsius or 338 F ) or till you see the cheese melting .


Here are my 3 pizza creations 


My husband just can't wait.. 
this pizza has onions and salami
 

 Here's the tomato mozzarella and mushroom pizza
 

How about some pasta to go along with the pizzas ?
 

The next wrap dish I would like to try would be this
Hainanese Chicken Wrap By MasterChef Adam Liew !
( you can click pic for larger image )
I would say this really incorporate east and west in a dish !
Definitely my favorite recipe in the book ! 

 It is really easy and fun incorprating wraps in our daily life
My mother in law enjoyed the wrap dishes I did for her
and adults in my family love the pizzas too :)

Don't forget to get your Mission wraps at major leading supermarkets today !

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Fresh Rose Hydrating Eye Gel Cream

Those of you who knows me long enough would prob.know that I can be quite a procrastinator. From postponing medical check ups to rescheduling dental appointments, to looking for a job, down to packing of my messy room,  if I can push it away, I would ( if that is not procrastination , then I dun know what is ) .

I have had this bump under my eye for the longest time. It is like a small raised skin , neither itchy or painful. It's just there... serving no purpose at all , and it grew out of the blue. I suspect it could  be my use of eye creams that are too rich for my skin.

I just left it alone as it wasn't affecting me much . Did thought of removing it when I was preparing for my wedding, but other things got in the way and as time goes by, the bump became part of me.

Just last December, I had a facial review to write and was introduced to a dermatologist . I did a quick consultation with him about the bump and he told me it was harmless and will cost me about $350 to remove via laser.

I was totally prepared to part with the money to have it safely removed. But the procrastiontor in me got the better of me again. I wanted to do it before Lunar New Year this year but never got around to make an appointment ! 

Not the prettiest pic coz sans makeup but anyway ... Here's the thing .. I had this bump under my eye for awhile ..I was suppose to make an appt with a dermatologist to laser it away before CNY 16.. that didn't happen as I procrastinated . At the same time, my eye cream ran out so I decided to just buy one that I have heard raves about .. The skin started to have some scabs after I used the eye cream for prob two weeks .

By and by, the bump got smaller and smaller and ok my ...itchy hands just got to remove the dry scab bit by bit ..the pic on the right was just taken yesterday .. The whole bump is gone and you can see some marks where it was .. I'm not sure if this bump was even a milla seed but I'm glad I saved some $$$ and got rid of this nuisance finally ! Glad I bought the under $80 eye cream ! I was prepared to part with couple of hundreds actually for the laser .
 

So here you go, this is the eye cream that helped me saved my dollars ! 

Fresh Rose Hydrating Eye Gel Cream
 

I love the scent of the cream, and it doesn't have the medical smell like what some other eye cream has. It is very hydrating .The area around my eyes used to look very tired and dry but it has improved since I started using this . I think it is very reasonably priced for a 15ml bottle. It is very easy to apply as it glided smoothly across my eye area. 

I have since bought their face moisturizer and hope it works as well as their eye cream. 

You can check them out here

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Spinacas -- Hearty and low carb Salads

Do you have days where by you totally have no inkling what to eat for lunch and the hot mid day sun is putting you off from leaving the cool comforts of your office ? The last thing you want to ruin your day is to call for some oily and fattening fast food delivery.

Some of you will know that I have been preparing my own salad lunch and bringing them for lunch at work . It does take time to prepare for these meals and sometimes I do have to wake up earlier to prep.them. I was pretty pleased to be introduced to a salad delivery service recently, saving me time on prepping for my lunches  !

About Spinacas 

 

 

Spinacas is the brainchild of architect turned entrepreneur  , Phyllis Chua. Seeing how most of the salad options we have are protein-light and carb-heavy, Phyllis decided to introduce to the locals what she enjoyed having while on a 2-month sabbatical in Spain. The salads are high protein low carb and these are suitable for paleo and primal dieters, and those who appreciate eating whole, natural and unprocessed foods. Do you know that Spinacas is the Spanish word for spinach :)

Salad options 

There are 3 categories of salads you can choose from
1. Classic (original creations!)
  • A hearty, meaty, low-carb salad that you can eat everyday
  •  100g of meat or tofu, spinach and romaine mix, 6 fresh toppings
  •  Perfect as your everyday meal!
2. Premium (step up from classic!)
  •  A gourmet salad created using premium cuts and lovingly developed for the ultimate flavour
  •  150g of premium meat, spinach and romaine mix, 7 fresh toppings
  •  Perfect for a gastronomical salad treat!
3. Meat Lover (for those who just can’t get enough!)
  • A protein-packed salad with more than 60g of protein for a delicious yet healthy high
  •  200g of meat, romaine mix, 5 fresh toppings
  •  Perfect for a post workout meal and going lean!

The salads are all prepacked individually , greens apart from the meat and dressing 
I shared all these with my fellow salad loving colleagues at work .
Each portion is clearly labelled as well

 

What's in the salad mix 

We are very impressed with the selection of the salad base ! Each box comes with a fixed base (baby spinach/mesclun and/or romaine lettuce) and 5 to 7 toppings which can include pickled purple cabbage, honey cherry tomatoes, broccoli, hard-boiled egg, cheddar cheese, nuts (varies), seedless grapes, a seasonal surprise ingredient and a non-processed dressing e.g. extra virgin olive oil, salt & pepper or honey, soy sauce & sesame oil packed separately.

 This is the salad base to go with Shiraz Braised Beef Cheeks $17
See how pretty the colors are !



Look at the amount of meat .. our eyes light up !
and the fragrance of it filled the entire pantry
These have been slow cooked ...tender and flavourful! 
 

Add them all in~ give it a good toss  


Here's the Meat Lover Moroccan Spiced Chicken Salad $13
The chicken has been marinated for 12 hours with spicy 
Middle Eastern spices .I found this refreshingly and fiery good !
The taste is similar to satay ! I like the spicy kick to it !


The 3rd salad we tried that day is the 
Meat Lover BBQ Pulled Pork Salad
The meat is a pork shoulder slow-cooked in cinnamon meat stock
 until soft and tender, then tossed with special barbeque sauce.


For those of you who wants something that is rice -like yet much healthier than rice,
there is the total carb free item newly added to the menu !
This is the Cauliflower Rice
We were amazed as in how fine the cauliflower is and tasted grain- like as well. 
It has been cut into granules and sauteed with olive oil till light and fluffy
This is a keeper for me !




Spinacas have recently partnered with Just Pick Coconut Water !
You can order it to go with your salad lunches  :)


How to order  

Choose the salads of your choice and select quatity and add it to the cart 

You will next be asked for the date of delivery , location and mobile number so to ease the delivery process

++ There is a min.$30 spending for delivery , as well as do order 48 hours in advance to make sure you get the time slot you desire++ For orders less than $30, customers can self pick up at Spinacas' kitchen located at Pearl's Hill Terrace . Do note that there is a delivery fee of $4 or $6 depending on locations for spending of $30 and above. 
 There are two lunch time slots 11am-12pm, 12pm-1pm, and one dinner time slot 5pm-6pm 

 The ordering process is quite fuss free and the forms are really easy to fill up
 

How to make payment

Payment can be made securely on site with credit card as well as PayPal 

All in all, you just need to fill up 3 simple pages to complete your order !
It's that easy ...now you can sit back and wait for your lunch to be delivered
 
(There is also the option of ordering via Deliveroo)
 Gather a few friends or colleauges and get started now!
Have a salad party in the office just like me ! 
It's good to support local start- up and the food is good so why not try it today ! 



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Thursday, March 03, 2016

Meridian Electron Energy Device Generation 2 (MEED 2) Treatment by Beauty Hope


You know how it is when you wake up with a backache or feeling achy all over your body? I had those days just couple of months ago ,I was able to relive the pain thanks to a fairly new treatment by Beauty Hope !
 The Meridian Electron Energy Device Generation 2 (MEED 2) Treatment is a non invasive body treatment

Taken after doing the treatment..
looking all refreshed and painless ~



The Treatment
 
Based on the western biology and chinese meridian science theory, MEED 2 treatment combines the reflexology technology with the bio-electricity technology to generate bio-electricity to exert effect on meridian, acupoint and muscle of human body.

This is the MEED2 Machine
Photo credit : misschocoholic
This treatment is good for those who are suffering from fatigue, those who are under stress
as well as those suffering from bodily aches. MEED2 treatment is able promote better blood circulation, relieve stress and improve the overall energy level.
The therapist assured me that it is a painless process and that I will feel very relaxed after the massage. Coupled with the use of essential oils and a pair of special gloves connected to the machine, the therapist would pinpoint the accupoints and joints to administer the massages, 
There are different levels of intensity and it will be administered accordingly to suit individual needs
Photo credit : misschocoholic
The sensation of the treatment
If you were to ask me how does it feel for the electron currents to be administered on me,  as there are different modes, some modes I would say it is like pulsating feeling  , while some felt like pushing and pulling movements.
I felt more relax and refreshed after the whole treatment :)  I had a very good night's rest that day and woke up feeling energized. In order for one to fully benefit from this treatment and to see results, it is always best to go for this treatment regularly. Even thought some of us are eating healthily yet still fall sick or have pains here and there, it is good to go for MEED2 massage as it  helps us clear any blockage and balance the flow of qi & blood in the meridians, thereby, alleviating common health problems and also achieving total wellness.

Give a call to BeautyHope Beauty Concierge at 96477571 to find out more today !! 
Waterloo Center Branch 

261, Waterloo Street , #02-42
Singapore 180261
Tel: 9647 7571

Ang Mo Kio Branch
Blk 709, Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, #01-2605,
Singapore 560709 (AMK Centre)
Tel : 6458 2293

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/beautyhope.sg
Instagram - @beautyhope.sg
- See more at: http://providence1974.blogspot.sg/search?q=beauty+hope#sthash.ICg3clPV.dpuf


Waterloo Center Branch 

261, Waterloo Street , #02-42
Singapore 180261
Tel: 9647 7571

Ang Mo Kio Branch
Blk 709, Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, #01-2605,
Singapore 560709 (AMK Centre)
Tel : 6458 2293

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/beautyhope.sg
Instagram - @beautyhope.sg
- See more at: http://providence1974.blogspot.sg/search?q=beauty+hope#sthash.ICg3clPV.dpuf
Waterloo Center Branch 

261, Waterloo Street , #02-42
Singapore 180261
Tel: 9647 7571

Ang Mo Kio Branch
Blk 709, Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, #01-2605,
Singapore 560709 (AMK Centre)
Tel : 6458 2293

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/beautyhope.sg
Instagram - @beautyhope.sg
- See more at: http://providence1974.blogspot.sg/search?q=beauty+hope#sthash.ICg3clPV.dpuf
Waterloo Center Branch 

261, Waterloo Street , #02-42
Singapore 180261
Tel: 9647 7571

Ang Mo Kio Branch
Blk 709, Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, #01-2605,
Singapore 560709 (AMK Centre)
Tel : 6458 2293

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/beautyhope.sg
Instagram - @beautyhope.sg
- See more at: http://providence1974.blogspot.sg/search?q=beauty+hope#sthash.ICg3clPV.dpuf
Waterloo Center Branch 

261, Waterloo Street , #02-42
Singapore 180261
Tel: 9647 7571


Ang Mo Kio Branch
Blk 709, Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, #01-2605,
Singapore 560709 (AMK Centre)
Tel : 6458 2293





Waterloo Center Branch 

261, Waterloo Street , #02-42
Singapore 180261
Tel: 9647 7571

Ang Mo Kio Branch
Blk 709, Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, #01-2605,
Singapore 560709 (AMK Centre)
Tel : 6458 2293

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/beautyhope.sg
Instagram - @beautyhope.sg
- See more at: http://providence1974.blogspot.sg/search?q=beauty+hope#sthash.ICg3clPV.dpuf


Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Mrs Toh visits Coffee Signature ( JB)


Many of us have been travelling over the causeway not for the usual shopping but to visit the cafes that are popping up near to the checkpoint. With the exchange rate being favourable to Singapore, it makes much sense to spend the time travelling over.

I visited Coffee Signature recently with my foodie friends and it left a deep impression for most of us.

Presentation of food was a huge draw. The premise of the cafe itself isn't something new, but still pretty attractive to us. 


Clever use of two containers stacked up as the cafe premise

We had to sit at the outdoor area as both containers are
full house !

Check out what we had that afternoon

 
 甜甜的小雨滴 落在我苦涩的黑咖啡 宛如那少女时代唯美恋爱 { sweet rain } RM16.90 ~S$5.50  pretty cloud hovering over black coffee!
The cotton candy melts really fast so if you are taking photos, do
make it quick as before you even know it, your cup is all sticky like ours here :D

I must say it is very gimmickry but it is so cute and pretty !  
 

We just can't say no to this egg dish !
Love love love this skillet baked eggs with braised tomatoes :)
worth the time travelled and time spent with these friends !
 We all wiped this out in no time ! RM 21 (~~ $7} totally need to go back again 
 

All in all this cafe is worth the time and calories ! 

Coffee Signature

53, Jalan Serampang
Taman Sri Tebrau
80050 Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 12:00PM – 10:00PM
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Instagram: @Coffeesignature