Tiger Beer: Have you been good this year?

Win invites for you and two friends to Tiger Beer party on 22 December 2012. All you need to do is to fill in the contest form on Facebook with your particulars and also complete this sentence: "I've been good this year because ... "

Submission closes 13 December and winners will be notified by email on 17 December 2012.

Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/TigerBeer.SG/app_435725323156255

Canon's Adventure Photography Contest

Join Canon's photography contest and win a return air ticket to Bali with 3 days 2 nights accommodation by submitting one to three photos depicting a sense of "Adventure" with a maximum of 30 words caption.

The contest closes on 30 November 2012. Another four days only. Submit your best photos and win! Good luck!

Find out more: http://www.canon.com.sg/eosworld/contest_detail/17485

Eat at Taipei

An eatery by Creative Eateries in JCube. When it first opened together with JCube's opening, the queue was long. Very long. It is only now that I got the chance to eat this. It's a Friday evening. The previous two attempts to eat this was also on a Friday evening. But today, there is no queue. Even after we had seated, and finished eating, throughout the whole session, there was no queue.

We were seated pretty near the entrance. There are also counter seats and the view was the ice skating ring. You can eat while watching people skate.

Our table has the MTR map on it.

Sweet Potato Fries ($3.90) seems like a must-order dish. Almost every able has got a plate of this fries. It's fried sweet potato in strips form and it comes with a powder dip. The dip taste salty. The fries taste very nice with the dip. Really a must-try. This is the only dish i find nice.

Sweet Potato Fries ($3.90)

Danzai Noodle Soup with Minced Pork ($6.90). There's a prawn, half of a half boiled egg, and minced pork with the soup noodles. Taste pretty normal. The prawn is very big.

Danzai Noodle Soup with Minced Pork ($6.90)

Vermicelli with Oysters & Pig Intestines ($6.90) didn't really taste nice. Guess the authentic Vermicelli in Taipei taste much nicer.

Vermicelli with Oysters & Pig Intestines ($6.90)

Eat @ Taipei Spring Roll ($3.90) is a big popiah wrapped with a few vegetables. There's chilli sauce in it.

Eat @ Taipei Spring Roll ($3.90)

Eat @ Taipei Blended Milk ($2.50). Ugh. The milk tea taste very bad. Not recommended at all.

Eat @ Taipei Blended Milk ($2.50)

The staff were pretty fast. When customers finished their meal and left for payment, there will be three staff appearing at the table. One clears the bowls and utensils, next one will wipe the table clean, and the last will lay out the utensils. Fast and efficient.

The wet tissues are chargeable at $0.30 each and the meal is chargeable with 7% GST and 10% Service Charge. The entrance and the exit are at two different points. So we have to walk to the other side of the restaurant to make payment. A good way to redirect the flow of customers, not jamming up the entrance.

Eat at Taipei
Jcube, 2 Jurong East Central 1,#03-18


Recently there were friends sharing their meetup with their friends on facebook. Curious, I went to find out more. It's an app that records meetup with people by scanning the QR code generated.

We are able scan the QR code of that friend every hour. But do remember to refresh as the code has to be the latest. And do turn on the location service as the app will track whether you are near to the person of the code you are scanning. If not, you will get an invalid code error message saying that you are not near to your friend or its not the latest.

Each scan random generate points from 8 points to hundred of thousands of points. Depends on your luck. To share, my lowest was 8 points and highest was 4k plus points.

These points can be cashed out to your paypal account. Minimum cash out is 24000 points. And there is a 15% fee. So base on my current exchange rate, it's about $31.

Phewtick, the "meet-up" diary app, is available on both iOS and Android.


Paradise Dynasty

Lately we have been patronising quite a number of restaurants in the Paradise Group. This time, we had our dinner at Paradise Dynasty. It is a new restaurant located in Lot One Shopping Mall.

We were there about six on a Saturday evening. I was thinking that since it is still early, the place should be quite empty. But when we were ushered to our table, I was quite shocked to see that it was already very crowded. The place was also bigger than expected, since we can't really see in from the main entrance. Previously this place was a Halal foodcourt.

We had drunken chicken as appetiser. It's a cold dish. I'm not really into it, but taste not bad.

Drunken Chicken $7.80

Signature Dynasty Xiao Long Bao. Two of each flavour, total eight xiao long bao. It is recommended to eat in a specific order to ensure the optimum tasting of the four flavours. First to eat the original, second is the Foie Gras, third Cheese and lastly Crab Roe. I quite like the first two. The flavour of the last two was quite strong.

Signature Dynasty Xiao Long Bao $13.80
Pork French Beans $11.80
Shanghai Fried Rice $10.80

Overall the food are nice. The staff are friendly, constantly topping up our tea. Payment is to be made at the cashier on our way out. The place is quite big, and they have big tables for big group gathering.

Paradise Dynasty 
http://www.paradisegroup.com.sg/?page_id=355&mn=pd 21
Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4,
Lot One Shoppers’ Mall #03-02B

Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa

We spent a three day two night staycation in Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa to commemorate an important day. Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa has many types of rooms and suites. After we checked in and were brought to the our suite at the Larkhill Terrace Suites.

Larkhill Terrace Suite has 18 suites on each floor. Ours is on the first level. I was very amazed by the suite. It's not the big kind of suite, with many rooms and such, but when you reach the door step, there are two armchairs on either side of the door. Opening the door, you are greeted with a bed room with a King sized bed. There is a TV, a minibar with 2 cans of Pepsi, 2 cans of Tiger beer and 2 bottles of Orange Juice (Complimentary), a coffee/tea area with Twinings tea bags, Nescafe coffee packs and 8 Nespresso and its maker (Complimentary). Amazed that they are all complimentary.

Going straight on, through a wooden door, everything is in white. There's a shower room on the left and a toilet on the right. And continuing on, through a white siding glass panel door, is the outdoor area, but still a private space. There's a sink counter on either side of the wall, and there's a bathtub in between. Going past the bathtub, there's a large daybed, with shades that can be drawn in, for suntanning privately indoors.

And the final last door, sliding the wooden white doors open, you will see the private pool exclusively for the guests of these 36 Larkhill Terrace Suites. The place is amazing!

Our stay includes breakfast at their buffet restaurant, located near the Front Lobby at the Sanctuary Block. There's quite alot to choose from to make our breakfast and very filling one.

The staff there were terrific too. They were very friendly and all smiles. From check-in, to butler, to the one cleaning our room, to the waiters in the restaurant.

I had a great and enjoyable staycation.

Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa
1 Larkhill Road, Sentosa Island, Singapore 099394


We chose Carousel to have our dinner to celebrate an important day. We were early and got to know that Carousel starts the dinner session only at 6.30pm. (They did state the opening hours in the website =P) 

The place was quite big. We were seated near the glass panel by the streets. I think that area can be turned into a mini private function room. There are also a few private rooms. The main dining area is huge. The food selection is the in the main dining area and it has quite a huge variety of food to choose from.

The seafood section
See how big this is... 

I love the dessert bar by the side of the main dining area. Pretty and colourful cakes and other desserts make the dessert section so attractive.

The colourful desserts section

Selected some pretty ones for photos~

The staff were very friendly. Constantly topping up our water and clearing our tables.

We indicated that we would be celebrating an event during our visit, while making a reservation online. They came over with a mini cake and a candle on it. That's sweet. I saw quite a number of tables with this cake too. The table next to us were celebrating a birthday and the staff sang a birthday song.

You can reserve your table online: www.carouselbuffet.com.sg/Meal-Period.aspx

Our anniversary cake

It costs $62.00++ on a weekday dinner for an adult. Check out the prices here: http://www.carouselbuffet.com.sg/Carousel-Prices.aspx

Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road, Singapore 228220

Canton Paradise

It was my first time at The Star Vista, a new shopping mall next to Bona Vista Mrt. It is a open concept mall. The corridors bringing you from shop to shop is not air conditioned. Lots of greenery around too.

We had a dim sum lunch at Canton Paradise. Another outlet of the Paradise Group. Most of the staff that attended to us were local aunties and uncles. They were all smiles and friendly to us. Love the friendly ambience.

Fried Radish Cake $3.90
Xiao Long Bao $4.80

Canton Paradise
The Star Vista, 1 Vista Exchange Green#B1-45/46, Singapore 138617

Free Bausch and Lomb Contact Lens

Logon to www.bauschandlombdaily.com.sg/ to redeem 5 Pairs FREE of SofLens® Daily Disposables from Bausch and LombPromotion valid till 9th December 2012.

All you need to do is to register with your particulars, and choose your location to collect the 5 free lenses. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email and SMS shortly and you will need to collect the lenses within 7 days at the Optical Shop indicated when registering. Remember to bring along your NRIC for verification.

Lipice Sheer Colour

I've just received my free sample of the lipice sheer colour. I have yet to try it, but my colleagues who tried were amazed by it. It's a lip balm and applying it, it will give a unique pink colour. Everyone's colour will be different as our lips have different shades.

Bubble wrapped
Magical unique natural pink shade ;)
Sample mini size lipice sheer color

Redeem your free Lipice Sheer Colour sample here:

Like the Lipice Singapore Facebook page and allow to add the Free Sample facebook app. Fill up the registration form with your particulars.

Note that one address is entitled to one redemption only and is valid for Singapore address only.

Fonts of the month

These are my current two favourite fonts. Used them for my personal graphics creation.

A san serif font, free for download. Love the Dash style. But it's only available as graphic. There are seven styles available for you to download, but there's only three styles available for web use.

Use as Google webfont
<link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Quicksand' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>

Download font 

Piron V2
An Opentype font free for download, designed by Typedepot. There are two styles available.
Regular and stencil.

Download font