Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Toast Box’s limited edition ‘bamboo’ package for Dragon Boat Festival 2014!

With the Dragon Boat Festival  (端午節) coming around, we see these glutinous rice dumplings() appearing all over town! Let me share a little about the Dragon Boat Festival with you!

The story best known in modern China holds that the festival commemorates the death of the poet and minister Qu Yuan (c. 340–278 BC) of the ancient state of Chu during the Warring States period of the Zhou Dynasty. A cadet member of the Chu royal house, Qu served in high offices. However, when the king decided to ally with the increasingly powerful state of Qin, Qu was banished for opposing the alliance and even accused of treason. During his exile, Qu Yuan wrote a great deal of poetry. Twenty-eight years later, Qin captured Ying, the Chu capital. In despair, Qu Yuan committed suicide by drowning himself in the Miluo River.

And for the first time, Toast Box brings you the best of Glutinous Rice Dumplings! Packed in an exquisite 'bamboo' carrier, it makes a thoughtful gift for this occasion. Retailing at $2.50/pc, Eight pieces for $18.80 without the 'bamboo' carrier and $21.80 with the 'bamboo' carrier. And the dumplings are also available for Dine-in or Takeaway! 

There are three types of dumplings including Plain Mini Kee Chang (Served with Toast Box Hainanese Kaya), Mini Salted Dumpling (Glutinous rice with pork, fragrant shallot & spices) and Mini Nonya Dumplings (Glutinous rice with pork, winter melon, fragrant shallot & spices)

Head down to Toast Box to get your Cute little dumplings and the cute wooden carrier! 
So great for gifting, I would love to get some to spread the love too!

You can check out the list of Toast Box outlets here and I'm sure you can please your elders this Dragon Boat Festival with this beautifully packaged Bak Zhang! :)



With Love, M

Monday, May 26, 2014

Shop with ZALORA this GSS!

GSS IS COMING !! YES! GSS IS COMING!!
Zalora is starting you up with a 20% OFF!! Check your mailbox if you have signed up for their Newsletter!

If you have not, Fret not, Head over to Zalora now to Sign up for the first time to be rewarded with a $10 Voucher on your first purchase and you can start shopping for GSS Deals Online!!

At Zalora's Homepage, you can already see how Zalora makes your shopping so much more enjoyable!
- 30 Days FREE Return
- FREE Delivery Above $40 (So low!!)
- Cash On Delivery (No worries if you don't have credit card!)
- HOTLINE for you to call if you have any Enquiries

Here! Look! GSS Countdown Sale on Zalora! Use the Discount Code "EARLYGSS20" and it's Valid for Sale Items Too!! YAY GSS SPECIALS!

And Zalora has sooooo many famous brands like Mango, Aldo, New Look, Sephora and moreeeee! There are even Nine West and River Island! Talk about a wide Variety! There is even a Zalora MarketplaceWith the ZALORA marketplace, Zalora aims to gather a diverse collection of local, regional and international brands and shops that will make shopping in Singapore more exciting with more options. Talk about the variety of options on just 1 Site!

Guys are not left out too! From Tops, to Shoes, To Sunglasses to Underwear! So many brands like 
Vans off the wall or Asics or Flesh Imp, Lonsdale and alot alot more!

ANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNND! MORE OFFERS for Citibank Reward Card holders!!

So What's your excuse to NOT shop for GSS deals online? Non! Hahahahaha!
After typing this post, I also want to go shop for Stuffs on Zalora already!!
Check them out now! Some offers don't wait!! Act now! Unleash your inner shopaholic!
Let's start GSS Shopping at ZALORA Singapore! :D


-skips off to go shop at zalora-




With Love, M

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Jalan Kayu The Prata Cafe - Healthier Prata anyone?

With so many prata shops out there, where can I go to look for delicious, crispy prata? I would not say Healthy Prata because Healthy Prata is not possible? But Healthier prata is available at Jalan Kayu The Prata Cafe! You've heard me, Healthier Prata? What is it? Does prata with less oil sounds good to you? ;)

Every visit of mine to a prata shop, I MUST order either a Teh Tarik or a Milo Dinosaur(well duh, I'm Michhysaurous, lol) But many places serve Teh Tarik that is too sweet or its not aromatic enough. The teh Tarik at JKTPC is smooth, flavourful and has just the right sweetness! Their Secret? It's the 3Roses Tea!The shop owner told me that this 3Roses tea is usually used at home, but they are using it at their place to offer the same aromatic taste to every customer. 

Quality prata is handmade by this gentlemen here, He does every piece with precise flipping skills and passion. Staffs at JKTPC are under strict training and are all very disciplined. They are not allowed to have ANY jewellery on them, no rings, no bangles. And also, No mustache. Any staff caught not obeying to the rules are removed from the shop, as in get Fired. This is how strict JKTPC is. Which is great for the customers, no worries about finding rings in your murtabak huh? :)

Well, we've seen Chocolate prata, banana prata, paper prata, coin prata, many many types of prata. But Have you heard of Oats Prata? Yes, Oats, those that you eat for breakfast kind of Oats! JKTPC has creatively added Oats into their prata. The aromatic small of the sweeten oats, wrapped in a crispy prata. Eat it plain if I may suggest, enjoy every bit of it while its hot. Mmmmm..

JKTPC uses Borges Extra Virgin Oil! Now, Extra Virgin oil for prata? This shop is banging their money on quality products so that you enjoy your prata to the fullest! I do not know exactly what kind of oil is used at other prata shops, but I know JKTPC uses Extea Virgin Olive oil. And just a little bit of planta butter to enhance the aroma and the colouring of the prata.

Look at that beautifully browned kosong(plain) prata. Not greasy at all, but crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. I am very bad at describing this prata's texture, but it's the type I like. Crispy & Chewy!
JKTPC's Curry are all so delicious too! Fish Curry, Mutton Curry, Vegetable curry~

What is he doing? Teppanyaki ? Fried Rice? Stir Fry Vegetables?

Noooooooo! Its Khothu Prata! A very unique style of prata that I have never seen before! The prata is diced up together with Onions and Chicken Curry and curry leaves. The aroma is overwhelmingly awesome! Its like chicken Curry Fried Rice IMHO. Fragrant with every mouthful! And same thing, No oil pools around! Awesome !!

Chicken Murtabak, Mutton Murtabak, What about Tuna Murtabak? :) A unique twist to the usual fair.

If you are a spicy food lover, Go ahead and try the chilli padi prata! 

With so many special prata choices at Jalan Kayu The Prata Cafe, I am spoilt for choices between the traditional ones or the special ones they offer! I think I'll just try all that I can! Hahaha! What more is that they are the healthier prata place where I will definitely recommend everyone to visit! They are near Mustafa, so just pop over after your late night shopping at Mustafa. For easy reference, they are opp Swee Choon! :) A 7-10mins walk from Lavender Mrt or Farrer Park Mrt! They are located at 202 Syed Alwi Road!

Thank you Jalan Kayu The Prata Cafe for the invite! :)



With Love, M

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

{SPS} OWL serves up 3 new special recipe instant milk tea

Singapore's Award-winning Straits Asian coffee and tea favourite OWL has added more enticing recipes to get its loyal followers hooting for more. OWL has launched Three New and unique OWL Special Recipe Instant Milk Teas - Thai Iced Tea, Hong Kong Yuan Yang and Singapore Teh Tarik! 



The New OWL thai Iced Tea embodifies all that is good of a "Cha Yen" in Thailand, promising to put a smile on your face from the Land of Smiles! Made from  Strongly brewed tea that is noted for its burst of flavours, Thai Iced Tea is enjoyable whether Hot or Cold in the comfort of My Home or your Home! AND I DID smile when I drink the Thai Iced Tea ley, really! Hahaha, It makes me think of my Bangkok Trip where Even the Macdonalds Serve CHA YEN! ♥

Yuan Yang is one of the most popular Hot/Cold Beverage in Hong Kong as it combines the flavours of a soothing milk tea with the robustness of a good coffee in proportions I can never get it right. But of course, OWL will not miss out this chance to produce a uniquely singapore tea, Our Teh Tarik. The OWL Singapore Teh Tarik is a hot milk tea which has Indian Origins. It's a local favourite which was birthed from road side stalls and coffee shops. 

The OWL Special Recipes teas follow the recent successful launch of OWL's White Coffee Tarik Special Recipe range. Consumer response on the OWL White Coffee Tarik Original, Brown Sugar White, Hazelnut, Coconut sugar and Coffee with Creamer are tremendous, which further strengthens  and consolidates OWL special recipes range as a leader in the market.

So head over to any leading supermarkets or hypermarts to get your hands on these delicious new creations! 

Thank you OWL for the invitation to share this news with my readers! :)



With Love, M

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Highlights of FnN Singapore Dance Delight Vol.5 Finals!

WOW, It's over just like that. The FnN Singapore Dance Delight Vol.5 has come to an end with a BANG!
Congratulations to FLAIR ORIGINS for emerging as the Champion of FNNSDD5!

Now let's take a look at the different exciting activities that was happening on the Finals day - Check out the Crowd!! This crowd was formed like more than 1 hour before the actual even actually started!

1st:
Installment of FnN Mixology stands are here for you to quench your thirst! Mix up any of your 2 favourite FnN Sparkling drinks for a whole new level of experience! Be spoilt for choices, Flavours ranging from:
F&N Cool Ice-Cream Soda, F&N Cheeky Cherryade, F&N Outrageous Orange, F&N Flashy Fruitade, F&N Groovy Grape OR F&N Sarsi !



2nd:
FnN Groove Nation Live Stimulator with Tosh & Terence! Dance along with their step by step tutorial and get to snap a photo with Tosh & Terence and to get it printed out! Awesomeeeeeeeeeee! Not many people dared to go up to the stimulator but quite a handful who went ahead and tried, and I believe they enjoyed it themselves! I did not do it because.... *looks down* My hand & leg co-ordination is not good, AT ALL!

Want to try it out in the comfort of your home? Or just don't want people looking at you dance? 
 You can learn the steps with the dance tutorial here and practice until you are darn good at it. Then click here to get instructions on how upload your own episode of the Singapore Dance Anthem!


3rd:
Photo wall opportunities! 

Snap..

Snap...

And Snap!

Hashtag it with #FNNSDD5 and get your photos printed out instantly! Wooohoooo! FnN Sparkling Drinks is really generous for Singapore Dance Delight Vol.5 ! Free flow of FnN Sparkling Drinks for all Dancers and Guest and many beautiful Photo walls and instant prints, so you just keep hashtagging, and they will keep printing, hehe. I love getting my photos printed out at events! ♥
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So after all these exciting activities to do before the event, It is then time for you to get seated into the Theatre where it all will begin.

First Up - The Judges. 
Each of them had their charisma of their own, with their individual dance style, the audience and myself enjoyed every second of the dance showcase.
Ryan Tan
Henry Linke
Acky
Dominique
Shaun Evaristo

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Now it's time for the Finalists, We have teams from Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand! A Total of 24 Groups dancing it out to clinch as the Champion of FnN Singapore Dance Delight Vol.5, and also a chance to compete in Japan's Dance Delight Vol. 21!

Here's the Top 3 of Singapore Dance Delight Vol. 5!
2nd RUNNER UP: Freekzy Bots

1st RUNNER UP: Four Thirteen

CHAMPIONS: Flair Origins

Take a look at the other awesome teams!

More photos can be found at my facebook page - Michhysaurous

Then there was a X-Mini mini Competition for the audience to win some awesome prizes from X-Mini!
They are all awesome even though some were Sabo-ed up on stage! *Thumbs Up*

Then Its The Result Showwwwww! Congratulations to all the Winners and Thank you to all the participants!
Check out my post about the Winners and the Judges!

And Thank you to The Gentlemen Collective & Amberria for the photos! I couldn't get the other teams to snap photos because they were all too busy!!

And I want to thank Omy and F&N Sparkling Drinks for inviting me to go on this journey with all the dancers! I am never into the dance industry because I can't dance for nuts, but I love watching people dance! It was definitely an eye opener for me looking at all the Dance Crews dance with all their passion, coming from around the region to compete together, for an experience where everybody have the same goal in mind, which is to just Dance for passion! Hoooray!

You can Check out all my other posts under the Label "FNNSDD5" or Here, Here, Here, Here, Here and Here. And thank you to my dear readers for following me in my journey with FnN Singapore Dance Delight Vol.5! Congratulations to all winners and I hope to go to Osaka with Flair Origins and also to have a chance to blog about FnN Singapore Dance Delight Vol.6 , Vol.7 and more? Hehe.



With Love, M

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