Saturday, August 28, 2010

The William

is a great stove that I want for my home!!!!!

Its kind of like an induction cooker, only bigger, more intelligent and cool-er. Heh, kinda like its big brother?

It doesn't tell you where you should place your pot or pan to be heated and you can cook/heat more than 4 pots/pans at once, due to the fact that one can use any part of this stove's surface.

See the video if you do not believe.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

You do not deserve her

I met Hai at KFC in Parkway yesterday before my accompaniment class with his students. As we sat down at our table, we became aware of this middle-aged lady scolding a person with short bowl-cut hair. At first I thought that person was the lady's eldest son but after a while I was wondering why the 'eldest son' was feeding his 'brother' when the boy, who looked like he was 8 or 9 years old, seemed competent enough to feed himself.

The scolding went on and on for about 5 minutes, the lady saying stuff like

"Cannot move ah? Must push a button then you'll move? So stupid" or "So now you think you very clever lah..."

The 'son' kept quiet and just continued feeding the boy. And at this point, I felt something was wrong here. Then they stood up to leave and I discovered, the 'son' was actually the lady's maid.

The woman then asked the maid to clean her daughter's mouth (who again, at the age of maybe 7 or 8, was old enough to do something as simple as clean her own mouth), but the daughter ran away from the maid and hid behind her mom.

By then, both me and Hai were openly staring at the lady, which probably saved the maid from more scolding (because the daughter ran away from the maid, resulting in the maid not being able to wipe her mouth? Madness!!!). The lady just took the piece of tissue from the maid and cleaned her daughter's mouth. WHICH SHE SHOULD HAVE DONE IN THE FIRST PLACE! I mean, who's the mother here? And surely, this should be a simple enough task?!

Following that, mother, son and daughter left the fast food restaurant, leaving the poor maid to get the bags. I say bags in plural, because there sure were lots of bags for ONE person to carry. Oh but of course! For she had to carry three people's bags!

Lets count the bags shall we?

1 huge canvas bag filled with groceries (probably the lady's)

2 small bags - the kind that kids bring for music/tuition classes and definitely not the heavy school bags and DEFINITELY not very heavy and so the kids should have carried their bags themselves!

2 big red plastic bags

1 white grocery bag

So that was about 6 bags the maid had to carry, whilst the lady carried her handbag, and the kids carried nothing, and jauntily walked away, leaving the maid to struggle to pick up everything on her own and try to follow.


Are you feeling indignant now?


Oh i forgot, the lady DID come back, but not to help. Rather she demanded that the maid check to see if she dropped anything. And then she walked off again.

I can't stand this type of people. People who think that since they've already paid for their maid, she has to be at their beck and call and do EVERYTHING for them.

A maid only does everything for you when you are:

a) disabled/bed-ridden
b) too fricking lazy
c) think that you are her queen/ruler

And you, lily-assed lady, are lazier than a sloth, with an attitude worse than even the worst divas I've met on stage.

You, who look healthy and strong enough and yet, you have never spared a thought for your maid and her situation. I don't think you even view her as a human being. Paying your maid does not mean you OWN her. Nobody OWNS anybody. Get that straight!

There should be a law for such people to disallow them from hiring a maid.

And you so do not deserve her.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Review: Smooth Away

I just bought this off Bestbuy. I read alot of reviews on the web saying that this product isn't really good as its like using sandpaper on your skin, takes a longer time, yadda yadda...

After using it however, I beg to differ.

The first time I used the mitt, I wet my skin first with warm water. Reason why I used it on wet skin is because hair follicles are enlarged when its wet and it makes for easier hair removal.

The process was easy, quick and no-fuss.

The second time I used the mitt, I used it straight on dry skin. Again, the process was easy, quick and no-fuss.

All it takes is a gentle circular motion on the skin. The mitt doubles as an exfoliator too and the skin is smooth after usage.

Apply some moisturizer as you would normally do and you're good to go!

Another disclaimer, the mitt seems to work better on finer hairs, so I wouldn't recommend this for men!

The package includes a large mitt for areas like your legs and underarms and a small mitt for your upper lips. It comes with a pouch as well to store both the mitts and the extra pads they have provided, which I think is quite cute! ♪

At SGD26, its quite a reasonable price for something that makes hair removal fun and easy!

I ♥ this!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Review: RMK Gel Emulsion Compact

I decided to get this after reading about it in a magazine. Was actually contemplating getting it in Bangkok but decided not to as I wasn't sure about prices in Singapore and was afraid I'd get it cheaper here.

This compact is definitely one of the priciest around and at SGD89 (!!!) it'd better be damn good. (FYI, You can get it at about SGD83 in Bangkok!)

The counter girl at RMK Isetan Scotts wasn't the most approachable, but she was able to tell just by looking at me what shade I would suit.

I still didn't trust her and (purposely) wondered aloud what if I'd bought it home and it didn't suit. Finally she took out a sample and passed it to me to try it on and amazingly, she was correct!!

So anyways on to the review:

The foundation is rather light and glides on easily. I like that I can use it for my undereyes and it is not cakey! It blends well into my skin and looks natural!

When it dries to a powder finish, you feel like you have nothing on your face which I give two thumbs up for. Another bonus: its SPF27 factor.

The shades available:

I wish I could add these to my wardrobe

Bleubird is having a sale! And I wish I could buy these two dresses.

After conversion and shipping, both might come up to about SGD 90 EACH!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Review: No Falsies Mascara

I bought this mascara by Maybelline and decided to try it out.

Didn't like it for 3 reasons:

A) The texture of the mascara was very runny.

B) Hard to remove, even with my go-to makeup remover!

C) No results! My lashes weren't longer and clumps abounded.

My verdict:

No falsies is really aptly termed. You really don't get any falsies with this mascara!
Your money is better spent elsewhere.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Soap is back!!!

And to celebrate his coming back to (me)Singapore, we went out for high tea or rather, lunch at The Shangri-La! It was a very relaxing two hours at the Rose Veranda. We each had a pot of fragrant tea and dined on salmon sashimi, smoked duck and kueh pie tee, just to name a few.

Our favourite Kueh Pie Tee. Crispy shell and very tasty fillings. The crispy shell is a winner! psst! Isn't my phone's camera fantastic!!! ♪♪

The first and last time I'll ever eat a macaroon. Just too sweet for even MY sweet tooth. But the presentation is gorgeous!

A favourite of mine: Mango and Mint. Tastes somewhat like a mojito ♥

The scone was a little too buttery for my liking (I prefer the one at L'espresso)

And of course our obligatory individual and couple shot! LOL!

My very flattering pic of the day! ♥

The price for both of us, including taxes was just under $56. Which comes to about $28 per pax.
Surprised? Well, Shangri-La is having a 39 promotion. Just book your reservation for a date within 39 days from your date of booking, and you get 39% off their buffet rates!

Here's the promotion webpage!

I think I'll try The Line next! *rubs my tummy in anticipation*

Monday, August 16, 2010

Audrey Hepburn's Screen Test

She's such a lady!

Beautiful Sunday and a beautiful blog post

Yesterday was Sunday the 14th of August, the day when the ex-vballers of SRJC (and their spouses) met again and reconnected after such a long looongg while!

This day will remain imprinted on my mind for years and years to come. Hopefully we don't have too long to wait for yet another outing!

Love you guys!!

To end off this post, I'd like to share with you a post from another blog. I came across this sweet one on bleubird's (Miss James) blog written by her partner for her on her birthday.

Read this post and I guarantee you'll feel mushy all over.

No blues yet for this week! Hurrah!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

High Tea at L'espresso

Today was a very special family outing (minus my Mummy coz she's working) as we seldom eat at buffets! We got our Dad to come along with us as L'espresso was having a promotion with UOB cards where one adult dines free with every three adults!

Service was good - our dirty plates were collected very promptly, water was served when asked for without much waiting time!

And now for the food! L'espresso serves an English afternoon high tea, so the spread was mostly sandwiches, scones and desserts like cakes, creme brulee and tarts. There were also some asian fare like fried prawn fritters, yam and chicken rolls and also my favourite mango and pomelo!!

We were there for about an hour and a half, the longest my family has ever sat down for a meal! So happy that my dad was there with us today! ♪♪

Chocolate fondue and mango pomelo! ♥♥

Creme Brulee - Eunice's fave!

The smoked salmon was very flavorful! Isaac and I took so much of it!

Foie gras pate sandwich!

The obligatory individual shots.

Papa looks so cute here!!!
Its now 8pm and I'm still feeling sooooo stuffed! What a wonderful day today!! ♫

Monday, August 09, 2010

My 7 Favourite Things - Bangkok Version

1. Tomyam soup and gloriously cooked chicken with lemongrass and lime basil at T42 (Siam Centre)

2. Honey Toast with Ice-Cream at IBerry cafe at Siam Square.

3. Muay Thai at The Pink Panther

4. Watching Blackjack playing at The King's Corner at Patpong with an alternately angry-dancing-crying barefoot tranny on the street just outside.

5. Taking the train into the City for FREE.

6. Fried chicken hip and sticky rice, Iced hazelnut latte at JJ

7. Travelling with LIZ!!! -_-

pictures up later.....!