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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Save My Bag Flagship Store in Singapore

Recently, I was invited to the launch of Save My Bag's first flagship store right here in Singapore, at Wheelock's place.

This beautiful stylish bag is made of Poly-Fabric with Lycra, their signature material that is soft, elastic, durable and even lighter than neoprene. What more, it is 100% made in Italy. Their bags boasts of more than 30 different colours, which you can spoil yourself with many different choices!

SMG was developed in Bergamo, a city in Lombardy, Italy, by Stefano and Valentina Agazzi. It was born from the idea of covering your luxury bags, but its practicality and chic design was so popular that it came out as a brand on its own!

Valentina on the right, she specially flew in to Singapore for the flagship store's launch! I really love her dedication and I can see her eyes lit up whenever she have the opportunity to talk about SMG. Christine and Melody, the store owners brought this to Singapore but I did not manage to take a picture with them.

Little treats for us while we explore the colours in the store!

This is the Icon Series. Two patterns were available, the solid colour and the other pattern-printed. Look at how sharp the prints are!

So many different colours, and honestly, I was very much spoilt for choice. I had no idea which colour I should get because I can imagine myself carrying each different colour with a different style and outift!

Here's 4 different patterns on the bag:

A lot of people were eyeing the comic one, which I thought was a pretty good idea. It's pretty bold and loud, rather unique I feel.

Giving the orange a try because the colour is really outstanding. I was deciding between this and the maroon. They have bags of different style, for different occasion. See the one Jessie is holding? They have a sling along with it, so easy to bring out if you're just going out for a meal or something.

Look at the different colours of red, so beautiful! I'm a sucker for beautiful bags, I guess most girls are! What more, they are VERY light. It's even lighter than a small bottle of water. Light, rain-proof and washable by hand or machine (remember to set it in delicate too), you'll never worry about dirtying a beautiful bag. Despite its light-weight, it can hold up to 15kg!

This is the Hippy Joy Series, which I thought was pretty artsy and suitable for carrying documents to the office. As a student, I can so imagine carrying this to school!

Pouches are available too, which I think comes in really handy if you want to put your toiletries or make up inside.

Tags for the bag if you decide to name it, they are about SGD$15 per letter.

These cute tassels are called Medusa, maybe because it has lots of strands on it like Medusa's hair! Each costs SGD$39.

Caren, myself, Colin, Mint, Jessie and Cookie
Right to left

Look how beautiful the colours are! There are more than 30 different colours right now and SMG aims to bring it up to 100 different colours in 2016.

Drop by Save My Bag store at
Wheelock Place #B1-05
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SaveMyBagSingapore

I am so proud to own one of it, carrying it with me to Europe! Here's a picture of me, posing with it in Paris:

I get a lot of praises on how beautiful the bag is, and I do share the same sentiments! With Valentine's Day coming up, I think it's going to be a perfect gift for your partner! :)

Saturday, January 02, 2016


As I did my morning routine of brushing my teeth and washing face, I noticed my mother's dentures on the counter. It has been there every morning, beside the toothbrush. I watched it every time I brush my teeth, and some times it's not there when I get up in the afternoon.

Her dentures sits besides my clear, transparent retainers. There's something poignant about this scene. Between the old and the young, this is the difference between our teeth. Old age is inevitable and I wonder about my turn in future. Will I too, have partial dentures like her?

I remember she used to go to Malaysia to fix her teeth when it hurt, and they didn't do a good job so she had to make another trip to Malaysia to fix it properly. A part of me suspected they didn't do a good job and cause her to lose some of her teeth. The only reason why she goes there is because it's cheaper than Singapore. I felt a pang of guilt, that I didn't grow up fast enough to make money for her, so that she didn't have to lose her teeth or suffer toothache.

My father had passed away for a few years now, he was not able to enjoy the his privilege as a pioneer generation. better. I often felt sad to be reminded of the fact that he is not here to enjoy the benefits. Life would have been much better with so much subsidies given now, and he could have set aside more for himself to eat better and for rental than paying medical costs. The only solace I found in Pioneer Generation policy is that even though my father wasn't able to be a part of it, my mother is in time and still here to enjoy her privileges.

Thursday, December 03, 2015

I have recently came realize how small and insignificant my existence is on this planet, in this times. I do wonder sometimes if I am an introvert and I have so many, so many feelings and questions out not able to fancifully, properly articulate my thoughts.

I feel like my existence is locked in my time, limited between the 90s and 2100, and that I will never live before nor beyond this century. This feeling scares me, for I would never knew what it was like to live before my time nor what the future beholds. I would never live to see how advance technology could get, nor personally experience famines. This realisation scares me a lot.

Pondering over this also made me realise how altruistic scientists and researchers are. Because of their love for the subject, or interest's sake, they went on to discover what nobody else wants to do. They sacrifice their time to find out more, when they could jolly well be the ones paying others to do the job.

There, I think I am trailing off again. Unable to express myself well enough, and perhaps a couple of weeks later I would delete this entry.

Perhaps there is a sense of curiosity in me, and I hope that it never dies because that's what makes life so much more meaningful; to question and to seek.
And also perhaps, a wave of melancholy had successfully overwhelmed me to produce this post at this time of the night.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Ballet Showcase

I have been learning for about three years now, excluding the years from my primary school. Finally, I got to perform on stage again with my fellow ballerinas when Ms Joni put on a performance just last week!

It took us about 1.5-2 months to put everything together, with more sessions per week as it draws closer to the day of the performance. Just a few photos from the day of the performance last week =)

Entering through this door, the performance was held at Siglap South Community Centre.

The kids and their parents coming to help them with their make up. The rest of us were rehearsing and practising our steps,  we were all so excited and nervous at the same time! Super thankful to Esther for helping me tie a proper bun that is so secured, I can finally haz a proper bun! Mine kept falling out during class. And also to Sherlyn for doing my eye makeup, and the rest for all that bobby pins!

Just before the performance is about to start, we took a quick photo on stage. Missing Sherlyn here!

No prize for guessing where am I on stage!

Many thanks to Ms Joni for organizing this, she's got so much patience and energy for everyone!

And the finale!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Genting XYZ Deluxe Room and Superstars of Magic 4

In case you have not noticed, a new era for Genting Highlands has begun! The transformation has taken place over the last few years and is set to unveil in the coming years. The first of the few is the new living spaces at First World Hotel.

Being the largest hotel in the world, phase one of the hotel's extension is now opened with 412 rooms with a balance of 874 room, totalling a number of 1286 rooms. Aiming to total the number of rooms at 7351, First World Hotel wants to impress hotel visitors with courteous and professional staffs.

Gone were the days where the rooms are dimly lighted, the latest rooms are splashed with colours and comfortably lighted to a warm setting.

The simplicity of the room with lively, vibrant colours is designed to be chic and funtional. It's a standard hotel experience to centre on a good bed for a good night's rest.

Frosted glass walls divides the toilet into three sections - toilet, shower and sink. It's a modest amount of space but clean and functional.
The rest of the room includes a flat-screen television with in-house and local entertainment, telephone, mini fridge and a small safe. Not to forget the kettle, in case you need a good cup of coffee in the morning!

Within walking distance to Indoor theme park
First World Hotel is within walking distance to various highlights of Resorts World Genting. The theme park, cineplex and other entertainments are easily accessible. Also, the outdoor 20th century Fox World Theme Park is set to open in 2016, how exciting!

After-dinner entertainment
At the time of visit, Superstars of Magic 4 show is on-running its 4th year at the international showroom.

The Genting International Showroom caters up to 1000 people, equipped with latest sound and lighting system as well as theatrical stage equipment.

Whether they are from East or West, they performed with highlights to how magic has evolved wtih technology.

Magicians who are performing came from various countries and are very popular:

-Alana Moelmann, the new generation princess of magic from Germany that performs the act by producing items out of her leather jacket with 6 hands

-Jeff Lee, an award-winning celebrity magician from Taiwan who performs TV magic and modern music.

-Ted Kim, the current FISM originality act champion holder from Korea, who infused modern screen mapping technology and LED projector technology into his act. A brilliant act that you can only understand by watching his performance, it's breath-taking!

One Gun, also from Korea. He's so cute that he has got girls screaming for him when he came on stage. He's really good at changing the colours of the shirts, right in front of your eyes!

Joseph Gabriel, regarded as the Godfather of Dove Magic. Hailing from US, his shows had headlined Broadway in the past. Countless doves magically appeared, and it just got more and more, until he produced not one, but three geese!

We joking asked if they were American geese but no, they are from Malacca!

Last but not least, this person might be a familiar face to all. Jay Mattioli, he first made his mark as a finalist magician on America's Got Idol, entertaining the crowd with his humour and charm.

With many thanks to RWG, we were all able to catch a wonderful magic performance up close and even got to meet the magicians in person! Hurry now, the show is still running till 25 October 2015. Room package promotions are available, do visit www.rwgenting.com for more details !

Monday - Friday : 8pm
Saturdays : 4pm and 8pm
Sundays : 4pm

Ticket Prices
VIP : RM 248
PS1 : RM 148
PS2 : RM 98

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Genting Trip part 1

Waking up early in the morning, Conan and I set out on a journey to the North. It was a trip that I'm eager to take, despite the long journey up. I am very much looking forward to the cold air and entertainment up in Genting Highlands! It was an invitation extended by Resort World Genting, for us to experience with recent makeover of the First World Hotel that boasts to be the largest hotel in the world.

The past few years may have been a little bit quieter due to the closure of the outdoor theme park, but the entertainment hasn't been on a downslide as they ramp up the scene with plenty of performances, restaurants and even an indoor snow city! Joining the Behind-the-Scenes tour by Genting, we all trooped to the indoor Snow City with thick jackets and gloves. So for those who wish to enjoy an ultimate cold experience up in Genting Highlands, head on to Snow City!
Fake snow was created by science, and we were all given a chance to work the magic with our bare hands!
Pouring a small amount of water into the beaker of powder,

it soon coagulated into flakes of fake snow. Not that it's edible, but they are not harmful to the body if you accidentally eat it. It does feel really cold and the colours turned out really pretty!

So pretty! They can last up to two weeks, then it becomes what I don't know. Hahahaha!

It's so cold! Cold, cold, cold!

And with the rest?

Cold cold cold x many many!

At the next checkpoint, we got to try making food with our own hands. The ingredients are provided and two chefs are there to guide us.

Plain donuts

The chef clearly enjoying the attention on him as he gently sprinkles chocolate flakes onto the donut.

Giving it a try on our own.

Conan and his creation

Then next, we get to learn how to make our very own bento! This got me very excited because I really like the Japanese cuisine! But don't expect a restaurant standard with me making it, hehe.
Excited! Le chef helping me with the rice since I'm not very good at it.

Mine is a rabbit holding to some balloons. But geez, it doesn't even look like any cute bento at all.


I was eager to gobble it up but Wei En reminded us that dinner is around the corner and there, we'll be having a feast! Gosh, I almost forgot and was very much looking forward to a good steamboat dinner amidst the cold weather. Whoopeeeeeeeeeeee! This restaurant is called Resort Seafood, located at Level 1, Resort Hotel.
Operating hours
Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 2.30pm (Lunch)
                           6pm - 10pm (Dinner)
For bookings, do call them at +6 03 6101 1118

I look like a waitress here, no I'm not!!! I'm the one who couldn't wait to get dinner started, hehe!

The mouth-water food laid out right before us, surrounding the yin-yang style hot pot. The two soup choices were spicy tom yam and herbal chicken, super nourishing okay! With the soup base selected, you can choose to go for the ala carte dishes or get the set menus with prices ranging from RM108RM to RM638 nett.

Our menu consists of 3 types of meat, chicken, fish and ostrich meat. That's right, that plate of dark red is ostrich meat! Honestly, that was something unexpected because it's not a common meat anywhere. But hey, I'm game for it!

Dinner is proven to be really good, and I couldn't stop eating all the yummy food, even after everyone had their fill! The spicy tom yam is really spicy, but tastes really good in the cold weather. Everyone seemed to crave for that more than the herbal chicken soup. Not just that, there is always room for desserts! I'm very curious to why the dessert is called steamboat ice cream, so when it arrived...

Ice-cream served in a steamboat pot, with ice in the centre to keep the ice cream cold! Generous servings of various fruits topped the ice-cream, making the combination so delicious that I could not resist going for a second serving!

Now you know, le greedy pig spotted. Hehe!