Celebrate the W.E.E.K.E.N.D.S with Boring Old Me, NOT

What does the weekends mean to you? To me, call it a cliche but it is the time to enjoy the company of friends and family, food and well, simply to have fun! Work, assignments, everything else can wait. Weekends mean time off, take a chill pill and take two, yo! 

Each drawer has a phrase labelled on it, go play spot the phrase!

Here at WEEKENDS you can get your fill of retail therapy if you are looking for products with catchy phrases that you can impress friends with. Tell me how cool is "If Monday had a face, I would punch it" or how about "You are my bucket list"? Totally the pickup phrase there. If you are wondering what are those drawer like furnishings at the front of the store, they are there to provide you with that experience of the weekends. This multi-brand lifestyle store carries 14 international lifestyle brands, offering a wide range of designer stationery and accessories.

Among the many brands are Jonathan Alder, Acctim, Brokis, Fiorelli, Read Between The Lines and Royal Apothic. So let's take a look at some of these stationery. They make really good gifts if I may say so! It's a feel good kind of store. 

Look around and if nothing has caught your eye, you need to look around harder. There's so much to like about the designs of these products.

Noticed the words they use and their font? It's totally about the words. Sorry, it's just me loving the choice of witty words.

I know of friends who love note books with special designs so this is one place I will be visiting when it is his birthday or something.

What do we put in these funky bags? Drinks of course!

This is definitely the store you need to know of when it comes to getting gifts because creativity never seems to run dry in this store. Did you take a look at their ceiling lights yet? No, those balloons won't be popping anytime soon. 

Think that you have seen these products somewhere else? If you are wondering, it is the sister shop of MONOYONO and owned by the same company Trendspot.

You have to have been there or else you are square. Imagine me drawing a square with my finger for you. Yea, don't be a square.   

Vivocity #B1-10 

Mitzo After 10 Supperclub Giveaway!

Disclaimer: Advert

Are you always hungry or find yourself having cravings for supper? Yet the few supper places we know of are always pretty dead at night because well, everyone is sleeping during those ungodly hours? Want to enjoy your supper and be entertained with good music at the same time?

Introducing the After 10 Supperclub proudly brought to you by Mitzo!

Join us this Thursday (30th April) at Mitzo Restaurant & Bar (Park Royal, Orchard) for all-you-can-eat dimsum starting from 10:30PM-2:30AM. Resident DJ Anthony and Guest DJ Giusseppe G will be dropping beats of Nu Disco, Neo Soul and Deep house selections and they've even got Singapore's well-loved live band Jack & Rai playing an unplugged repertoire of originals and covers through the night. Also, stand a chance to win 111 prizes throughout the night from complimentary cocktails, drink & dining vouchers from Bar Canary and Mitzo and the grand prize of a Presidential Suite staycation worth $6,500! 

Man am I excited to be there! Aren't you? I don't usually stay out late at nights because of the awfully expensive cab fares and the pretty dead atmosphere but this is an exception because it is worth it. 

For you lucky readers who are reading this, I am giving away a pair of tickets for this awesome event! Just tell me why you want to go to Singapore's 1st Supper Club (you can email me) and stand a chance to win a pair of tickets! Give away closes on Mon night, 27th Aprigl 2359h. Terms and Conditions apply. 

For those who wish to get tickets, click here.

Sourcing For A New Phone? Why not ASUS ZenFone 2?

ASUS Singapore announced the launch of the much-anticipated ASUS ZenFone 2, the flagship smartphone that is the newest addition to the ZenFone family. Singapore will be the first country in Southeast Asia to launch the ASUS ZenFone 2! First country wo!

The ZenFone 2 will be celebrated as the world’s first 4GB RAM smartphone running on a 2.3GHz 64-bit Intel® Atom™ processor with ultra-fast 4G/LTE and fast-charge 3,000mAh battery for powerful all-round performance. With an all-new ergonomically-curved design and a 5.5-inch full HD IPS display, the ZenFone 2 comes with a 13MP/5MP PixelMaster camera retailing at $249 onwards. 

ZenFone 2 premieres many evolved features as compared to the first ASUS ZenFone and they include a new version of ASUS ZenUI which has the world’s first fully-customisable interface and Trend Micro security software for safer web browsing. 

I know that all of you want to know the specs of the phone but at the same time you hate reading chunks of information, so I will attempt to address the different functions of the phone as it appeals to different audience groups so you can do selective reading.

  • For gamers: The ZenFone 2 delivers top-notch performance that is up to three times better, and gaming experiences that are up to seven times faster than its predecessor (Powered by a 2.3GHz 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 processor and a 4GB RAM)
  • For users who surf the web: Users will get to enjoy a seamless experience when it comes to web surfing, smooth video playback, and multi-tasking. The ZenFone 2 is equipped with a built-in 4G/LTE connectivity for quick data speeds of up to 150Mbit/s plus 802.11ac Wi-Fi, ensuring stutter-free streaming of video and music for a smooth mobile experience. 
  • For travellers: The ZenFone 2 the perfect travel or business companion. Users can have two active phone lines on their device so they can keep in touch anytime and everywhere (Dual-SIM capacity with Dual Active technology)
  • For everyone whose handphone batteries die very quickly: With the fast-charge technology, users are able to recharge up to 60% battery level in only 39 minutes. With the support of a high capacity 3000mAh lithium-polymer battery, high levels of performance on the ZenFone 2 will not be compromised.

Camera functions:

  • ZenFone 2 is able to capture stunning, high-resolution photos with zero shutter lag (13MP rear-facing PixelMaster camera with an f/2.0 wide-aperture lens). The 5MP front-facing camera’s 85-degree wide-angle lens allows the user to shoot sharp selfies and enjoy crisp, clear video chats. 
  • Group selfies are made easy for those wanting to capture a group of friends, or include scenery in their selfie, as the ZenUI Selfie Panorama mode captures panoramic selfies with up to a 140-degree field of view. 
  • Unique to the ZenFone 2 is the PixelMaster’s Low Light mode, which employs pixel-merging technology to capture up to 400% brighter photos and videos at night or in low-light scenes without the need for a flash. 
  • Through a combination of adjusting pixel size and advanced image-processing algorithms, ZenFone 2 increases light sensitivity by up to 400%, enhances noise reduction and boosts colour contrast by up to 400%.
  • The ZenFone 2 camera also has a Backlight (HDR) mode to let users capture vivid, evenly-exposed photos in challenging backlit scenes such as sunset portraits.
In short, it's better than current phones in capturing selfies/wefies and you can expect better photo quality even if the environment is not conducive for photo taking. 

Want to do a collage of your favourite photos for Instagram?
  • The ZenFone 2 features updated ZenUI apps, which include the all new Collage and Effects, allowing users to unleash their creativity to create beautiful montages and stunning special effects. 
What about videos?
  • There is also the ZenUI MiniMovie, which enables users to quickly and easily put together photo slideshows, complete with titles and beautiful background music.
Prone to dropping your phone?
  • Worry less as the smartphone is also covered with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 for superior resistance to damage and fingerprints and an anti-fingerprint coating that reduces friction by 30%, giving a luxuriously-smooth feel to touch gestures.

The ZenFone 2 (ZE500CL, ZE550ML) models sport a matte finishing, available in Black, White and Red, while the ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) encompasses a stunning aluminium hairline metallic finishing available in Black, Gold, Red and Silver.

The ZenFone 2 (ZE500CL, ZE550ML and ZE5551ML) will be retailing at $249, $299 and $349 respectively. It will be available for pre-order at ASUS Brand Stores, ASUS Online Store and Challenger from 14th April at 9pm till Friday, 17th April, 10pm (That is tonight folks!!!)

From 18th April onwards, ZenFone 2 will be available at Starhub and M1.  The ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) with 4GB RAM will be priced at $429 and $499 for 32GB and 64GB storage respectively and availability will be announced at a later date.

All photographs taken by Fashrealm

Launch of 3.1 Phillips Lim's Spring Summer Collection 2015

What do you know about the brand 3.1 Phillips Lim?

Here's a brief intro to the brand:

Phillip Lim is an American fashion designer of Chinese descent. Lim co-founded and worked at the Los Angeles based fashion label Development from 2000 to 2004. In the fall of 2005, he co-founded 3.1 Phillip Lim with friend and business partner Wen Zhou, becoming the company's creative director. Lim has garnered both critical and commercial success with his eponymous line. The Council of Fashion Designers of America awarded Lim the 2007 award for Emerging Talent in Womenswear for his work at 3.1 Phillip Lim. In 2012, he was awarded the Council's Swarovski award for Menswear.

For the launch of 3.1 Phillips Lim's Spring Summer Collection 2015, this series of pieces have been designed with certain sports such as judo in mind, while others have been designed to be more sensual, with the bedroom environment as the concept for its design.  

Cap Sleeve Dress with Freeform Silk Covered Cord Framing

What do I know about women's fashion? To be honest, I don't but I am pretty sure that as long as we feel good in whatever we wear and it's a good fit, go for it. Try different styles, mix and match and for all you know you might come up with a good combination that you look good in and come to like it. 

For more information on their latest Spring Summer Collection check out https://www.31philliplim.com/shop/womens/

3.1 Phillip Lim

Hilton Hotel Singapore 581 Orchard Road #02-05/06 Singapore 238883

Tel: +65 6304 1350

Giveaway: Win a Ja Saeng Essence Special 4-pc Gift Set from Whoo

To mark the 1st week of my blog's official launch, I have decided to do a giveaway and of course none other than on a Friday!

What's up for grabs today? It's the Ja Saeng Essence Special 4-pc gift set from the highly popular Korean brand, Whoo (available at Shilla Duty Free Changi Airport).

Ja Saeng Essence Special 4-pc gift set 

What is comprised in this gift set?

- Bichup Ja Saeng Essence 45ml - $184.50
Functional cosmetics that serves as anti-aging agent

- Jinyulhyang Jinyul Balancer 150ml - $82.80
Essential nourishing skin lotion to vitalise skin and provide shine

- Jinyulhyang Jinyul Lotion 110ml - $95.90
Lotion that balances oil and moisture of skin, energises skin

- Jinyulhyang Jinyul Cream 50ml - $231.00
Cream that deeply nourishes skin and helps regain bright and healthy skin

Do you want to go home with this gift set? It's simple. Here's how:

Simply go to my insta page here, follow me, like the giveaway post and comment about a blog post you have enjoyed on my blog so far or tell me what you would like to see on my blog OR if you do not have an insta account, go to my FB page here, like, share and comment on the give away post. Contest closes on 17th April Friday, 2359 hours. I will randomly choose a lucky winner after the contest closes and contact him/her.

Terms and Conditions:
Only restricted to Singaporeans residing in Singapore and any decisions made about the contest are final and based on my discretion. 

What just Moo-ved into Town at 313?

What are you hoping for? A new cafe to chill out at? A new boutique shop? Well, considering that town is the place for us young, ok, correction, perhaps not so young people to hang out at, we certainly welcome dessert places don't we?

New Outlet at 313 Somerset Discovery Walk
It's Ben & Jerry's! Located at 313 Somerset Discovery Walk, they greeted fans with free scoops of ice cream today. If you hadn't have your free scoop yet, don't worry, there's still another chance to! Click here to find out how.

Vivian and I posing with their mascot
What new initiatives do they have in place? Ben & Jerry's are supporting local businesses such as:

1) SCORE Bakery which supplies brownies, cookies and herbs and work to rehabilitate inmates through skills training
2) Edible Garden City which is a group of urban farmers who champion the Grow Your Own Food movement in Singapore.

With this new flagship shop, they have a new Benefit Tuesday Night programme planned. It will run on a Tuesday every month, allowing local welfare organisations to engage the public on their causes, of which 20% of the sales during their evening events will be donated to featured social mission partners. Also, profits from the new sundae created by Samantha Lee will go these social mission partners.

What sundae? How does it look like? Must look really fanciful and well-crafted since it is from Samantha? Well, take a look for yourself.

Peace, Love & Commoonity Sundae by Samantha Lee
Samantha is known for her creative and fun works of food art and when it comes to ice cream, she has likewise shown that she can make something interesting out of it. 

When we tried out creating our own food art for ourselves, she shared with us that she judged based on creativity and not the outcome. It may seem like nothing much but think about it, if only our education system or our society valued this, I wonder how much more talents we would then discover. With that said, what can you imagine us creating with the ingredients available below? I shall give you some room to visualise and imagine. 

Ingredients or accessories for decoration

Get Soaked with Hasbros at W's Endless Summer Pool Party

Having rained in the morning, we were hoping that the least the weather could do for us is stay clear, so the pool at W's wouldn't be overly cold. Thankfully, it did better than that. It became a typical afternoon, the type of hot weather Singaporeans are used to.

So what do we look forward to when the weather gets hot and unbearable? A swim, that's what! We certainly spared no time in getting into the pool. However, today, it was special. It was a Hasbros themed pool party, so we had access to Super Soakers!!!

It's time to get soaked with Hasbro's Super Soakers!

We had a few water guns to choose from and I came to love this Super Soaker I was using. Unlike some guns which shot many streams of water at a lower range, the one I was using allowed me to cover much ground and all it needed was that one shot to hit the target. You can feel the intensity for yourself, it definitely packed a punch.

Vivian and I

The above photo shows the full size of the Super Soaker I chose to arm myself with. It was pretty huge and required both the simultaneous use of the trigger and the pump in order to shoot successfully.

HP, Vivian and I, all holding different Hasbro water guns

It was an afternoon of Super Soaker fun! As long as you hold a water gun, you are a possible target, or so we learned after we became targets of kids. With one of Hasbro's Super Soakers in your hands, the inner child in you gets awakened. Fire away with their water guns and game on! Shoot or be shot.  

Marc Your Move with Marc by Marc Jacobs

Marc By Marc Jacob launched their Spring Summer 2015 collection last Thursday at Mandarin Gallery and everyone was having fun taking videos of their funky moves with photo.

Up, down or around? Maybe giving your sweetheart a peck on the cheek? Or taking off your sunglasses? Check out their cool moves!

If you have yet to check out their store, you should certainly pop by to have a look and browse through their polka dots themed products. 

It's a store for the hip, the trendy and the fashionable. Head on down and pick up something that catches your eye. 

Thank you for having me!

A Cone A Day Keeps The Hate Away with Ben & Jerry's!

It is the time of year for free ice cream from Ben & Jerry's!!! Wohoo! There are 18 flavours to choose from and you can get your free scoops in all of their scoops shops, namely Vivocity, Dempsey and 313 Somerset.

What's so special about Free Cone Day this year? They are launching their Free Cone Day FM on 14th April to thank us (their fans). So cool right? They have a channel dedicated to us, for us to do our song requests and all we need to do is Instagram or Tweet (@benandjerrysg) our messages and songs requests or comment on selected posts on their Facebook page with the hashtag #FCDSG. According to them, their DJs will also be turning fans’ messages into songs to bring a little joy and laughter and selected dedications aired will be featured across all their scoop shops real-time.

Interesting idea yea? So while waiting for our free cones, we can keep our ears peeled for song requests from friends, or really weird and funny dedications for our friends? Hahaha. I can imagine all the funny messages we will be sending each other. /Points index fingers together in anticipation as imagination trails off...

Ok, so a little more about Ben and Jerry's latest efforts. In conjunction with the Diverse-city trails, this Free Cone Day, Ben & Jerry’s will be supporting South Central Community Family Service Centre (FSC), a champion of social innovation projects that cultivate the kampong spirit and promote community self-help. So, South Central Community FSC volunteers will be at the scoop shops to share more about their initiatives, so don't find it strange if you see them and say hi ok? All donations made to South Central Community FSC on Free Cone Day will be used to set up a community emergency fund to match community efforts to help their neighbours out of financial crises.

Now that we know what to expect, mark down on your calendars that 14th April is FCD! Go early to avoid the queues like all kiasu Singaporeans do. See you there!