Friday, June 30, 2017


This batch of sealed pouches came in the mail and are from Sample Store, a Singapore Post Office company. I put in 5 orders, the items are FOC but the shipping & handling costs $5.99 each order. It's a bit expensive I know, I had some paypal credits from my Zalora referral links that I used up here. 

The main items I really wanted are these Korean Face Masks in really cute packaging. Some packets of detergent, facial scrub, moisturizer, serum, CC cream, cream masks, body ache massage gel, anti-odor spray.

This Neutrogena sunblock sample was completely FOC, shipping & handling also FOC. As was the Vivace Facial Mask, sure beats samples handed out at the shopping center.


Marigold x Smurfs The Lost Village prize consists of 4 tickets to watch the new Smurfs movie, movie premiums and 3 cartons of milk!

 This one month's supply of milk is more like one year's supply for my family.

Cle de Peau facial cotton, these are 2 sample packets from promo event. Check out the little monogram in the corner. Usually, it sells in a box of 120 sheets for $30.

Laneige Collagen Drinks are fish based and enhanced with orange fruits for faster absorption in the body. Free Gift for the first 10 buyers who make 5 or more paid checkouts on Sample Store. Ordinarily it retails for $52 in stores.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Tiong Bahru Bakery


I was at Tangs Orchard and stopped for coffee and one of their famous croissants or even Kouign Amann, there's a sweet version and a savory version.

The croissant sandwich is really good, so much so I bought another sandwich and turned my tea-time snack into a whole meal. The baguette sandwich is really quite tough. Next time I will try the Kouign Amann.

I was at Tangs Orchard for the Guerlain pop-up event.

There's a lucky dip for skincare trial sets, premium samples and this scented candle from their Orchidee Imperiale range of skincare.

Really happy with my gift! The scent is really strong and deep, almost for a guy. I am told most old world perfumes are like that, heavily musky and that's what makes it sexy.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar 2017

This famous bazaar comes round once a year and ends on Hari Raya eve. It says Geylang but its not in Geylang, so where is it. Most people can't find it and I found out its exact location by chance. I exited Paya Lebar Circle Line thinking I would find Paya Lebar Square, instead I found a bunch of construction sites and further down there are these tents setup along the road.

The first few white tents are not related to the bazaar although the stuff sold there is similar. Even further down the road it's the huge mass of tents, caravans, stage and dustbins that make up Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar. 

Halal food stalls are not open until after 6pm, so what you get are mostly chinese or indian store owners selling the usual pasar malam food as well as the newer rainbow/unicorn stuff.

I managed to get a blue ramly burger, extra $1 for coloured bun. And a unicorn Starlite bubblegum milkshake, I am soo not a kid.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Family Dinners

Thai street food @ Thai Village, its just like how I remembered it from my vacations.

Vermicelli Crab...

Sharksfin Claypot Soup!

Informal gatherings at home, satay and chicken wings.

My mom bought chicken rice as well.

Skincare souvenirs from Korea, seems like everyone is going there these days.

Friday, June 2, 2017

back to my usual schedule

I tried looking for Dancing Crab and think its closed, so I searched for another Cajun place and was surprised to find it in Plaza Singapura, its called Cajun on Wheels or COW. The prices are more affordable and they still dump the seafood on the table in front of you. There is soo much Cajun seasoning in the butter sauce that it tastes like curry, I kid you not. I also tried the signature lobster bisque that is more like a really good stock base. Definitely worth coming back here again.

I won some GV movie vouchers from Colgate x Redmart so I caught a movie Boss Baby the new DreamWorks animation. The movie ticketing counters have merged with the concessionaire stand creating one massive counter, but there is nobody around on a weekday afternoon so no Qs. That is not the only thing I won from Colgate, a while ago I collected my Delsey Luggage from a Colgate contest held with Cold Storage.

Finally caved and bought a spa package near my place, it was because I had a splinter in my foot and I couldn't get it out myself, so I booked a pedicure and got it removed along with a nice buff and shine. The spa therapists commented that was not my first trip to their spa and I should just get a package to make their life easier, so I did. It's this Chinese-run place with all the China - Europe brands that none of us have heard of before, its non-commercial but work as well as known brand name products. The spa is full service from regular manicures to IPL and the range of facials available are really mind-boggling. 

Check out this new drink that I had with my snack, Elisha fruit carbonated water, more fruit & more hydration. I love carbonated waters, its good that there is more than just lemon water available.