Wednesday, December 24, 2014

[Product Review] Good Bye White Hair with CIELO Cream Hair Color

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Many people whom I met, commented that I don't look like my age, someone who will be stepping into her forties soon. It's probably my chubby cheeks that help, but I can't help feeling my growing white hair give way to my age.

With Christmas and New Year approaching, we are expecting invitations to celebrations and parties. My white hair can be quite disturbing so I jumped on the chance when I was offered the opportuity to do a review on CIELO cream hair colour.  While doing the review, I can make some changes for myself this Christmas, isn't this killing two birds with one stone?

The CIELO cream hair colour, ia rather convenient and hassle-free home dye kit for perfect grey hair coverage. The steps to using CIELO is as easy as 1-2-3.


Pull the flap of the box and you can use it as a standing box



1. Press the button and apply the two color creams directly onto the specially designed comb.



2. Comb the color cream into your hair and leave for 15 minutes.  If you noticed, I'm actually wearing poncho to avoid the cream to drip and stain my clothes, smart right?  Lol...




3. Rinse well and wash your hair with shampoo and complete the process with hair conditioner!


As compared to other brands, CIELO does not have a typical ammonia type of smell. And there's no signs of irritation to my rather sensitive scalp. And best of all, it provides natural shine and radiance to the hair after colouring and it doesn't cause extreme dryness to my hair.  Of course, proper after-color care is important to maintain the vibrancy of your hair color, it is recommended to use shampoos, conditioners and treatments products that are meant for color treated hair.

Before

After - P/S: The white patches are actually reflection of light 
as my mom really can't take picture well
Another thing I like about CIELO Cream Hair Color, is that it allows multiple applications for touch-up, you can keep the remaining cream for future use.  Do note that for those with exteremely long / extremely thick hair, 1 set may be insufficient for use and you probably need another set.

The CIELO Hair cream is now available in leading Pharmacies and Supermarkets at a promotion price of 2 for $28.00 (usual $17.90 each). Do get yours soon if you wanted to enjoy the product at a value price!


Disclaimer: Individual experience and result may differ.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

[Song of The Day] 《走了》 by Candy Ice 林冰冰

《走了》是講述一段逝去的愛情,讓她被逼無奈地接受伴侶放棄和自己繼續彼此的承諾,因­此苦澀地掙扎著,尋找著那段逝去的回憶,企圖保留那殘余的美好。
為林冰冰操刀曲子的音樂創作人Ludwig林樂偉是大馬全能創作才子,而­負責填詞的周明駿是一位年紀輕輕的青年,她大膽採用新人。而身為音樂制作人的弟弟K­ido也不惜一切代價,全力協助她完成夢想而。希望大家多多支持大馬原創音樂。


《走了》


詞: MJ Chew / 周明駿
曲 : Kido Lee / 多吉
主唱 : Candy Ice 林冰冰

枯葉 飄落 眼淚 流過 空氣 稀薄 隱藏 寂寞 燈光 微弱 月下 的我 沉默
你曾 說過 愛我 愛我 我曾 聽過 不再 失落 魚兒 閃躲 藍色 湖泊 沉沒
風吹了 愛走過 缺了什麼 遺失在角落 人群中 心卻很空 回頭你在我身後那時候 時鐘 依然轉動
熟悉的煙味殘留房間 回憶漂泊在耳邊 風吹了 愛走過 缺了什麼 遺失在角落 人群中 心卻很空 回頭你在我身後 那時候 咖啡 依然很濃


感想:
拍得唯美意境的MV,一首動人的旋律,配以簡明動人的歌詞。聲音中透著淡淡的哀愁,卻依然令人感到陣陣的抽痛。請用心聆聽這首誠意十足的作品!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Have a Merry Christmas with Fruit Tree Fresh Christmas Jingle Box

Woohoo, it's the season of the year again, and Christmas is just around. While cracking your brain on the perfect gifts for your family, friends and loved ones; most of us probably forgotten that the best gift comes right from the bottom of one's heart. Nothing beats a heart felt message.

This Christmas, F&N Fruit Tree Fresh gives everyone the reason to feel all warm and fuzzy inside with the F&N Fruit Tree Fresh Christmas Jingle Box mobile application which helps send a personalized message accompanied by a classic Christmas jingle  – for FREE!

Now you can spread the love and send a personalized message to your friends, family and loved ones accompanied by a classic Christmas jingle just in a few simple steps!

  1. Download ‘Fruit Tree Fresh Christmas Jingle Box’ on iTunes (http://goo.gl/WgBnke)  or Google Play Store (http://goo.gl/JJ0HpY).
  2. Start the application and begin by writing your personalized Christmas greeting.
  3. Pick a song from the list of five popular Christmas tunes or create your own jingle.
  4. Tap on the glowing F&N Musical Fruit Buddies to play the tune and simultaneously record your voice message
  5. Once the Christmas song is played, the personalized message will be saved into your mobile device. 
  6. Send these message to your loved ones via any instant messaging application.



Sunday, December 14, 2014

Celebrate Christmas with 50% off All Domino's Pizzas

December is always a busy month with Christmas approaching.  It is also the time of the year where many had gatherings, or company having appreciation parties.  Last week we had a Domino's Pizza Christmas Celebration Cum Year-end Appreciation Party where we get together to eat, play games, and have tons of fun.










 

To show their appreciation to their loyal customers, Domino's is having 50% off all pizzas from 1st December 2014 to 11th January 2015**. So what better time to call for a gathering with your families and friends with this great promotion, where you get to enjoy more at a lower value!!! Hesitate no more and make your way to Domino's Pizza!


**However, do note that this promotion is only available for Take-Away or Dine-In only. Surcharge shall applies for Cheese Burst, Cheesy Crust, Classics, First Class pizza and Cheese sauce upgrade.

For more promotions and latest updates, visit Domino's Pizza Facebook page (http://facebook.com/DominosSG) and Instagram (@DominosSG)

Photos by: Chai Chok Keun & TIN

Saturday, December 13, 2014

[Musical Review] Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story

It's been a while since I last catch a musical, so I gladly accepted Samuel's invitation to catch "Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story" at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS).



The musical is about the fairy tale character, Peter Pan - a mischievous boy who can fly and refuses to grow up, who visits Wendy, John, and Michael Darling in their London nursery one night, and takes them on a magical flight to Neverland where the Lost Boys, Indians, mermaids and pirates await them in adventures beyond their wildest imaginations. And the villainous Captain Hook hatches an evil scheme that crescendos to a dramatic sword fight with Peter.



Review:

My initial thought is that, since the musical is based on a fairy tale, so it is likely to appeal more to the kids than adults.  Indeed, the settings and props are very colourful and surely appeals to the kids, but so am I, being attracted.  The "blocks of books" that amazingly transform into different props backdrop with the multi-media projections, are simply awesome, with the musical carried out in a narrative manner, you felt as if someone reading the fairy tale of Peter Pan to you,

I thought that most songs will likely to be children songs, but to my surprise, pop songs like - Robbie Williams' "Angels", Josh Groban's "You Raise Me Up" and Duran Duran's "Wild Boys", are given a makeover by the musical director Matt Dunkley (the name behind the soundtracks of Moulin Rouge, Pirates of the Caribbean and Inception).  Nope, I did not check out for trailers nor review prior hand so this is actually a pleasant surprise to me.

I learnt that this Peter Pan musical is usually performed in outdoor arena, so performing indoor at the Resorts World Theatre could be challenging with the space constraints. Nonetheless, it does not make the play less interesting.  In fact, having the spectacular high flying action, e.g. swordplay and acrobatic stunts above the audience seats, and having the casts walking past the audience, up to the stage, makes it more thrilling and interesting, as though we are part of the play, going through the adventure together at the Neverland.





There is a fabulous chemistry between Sandor Sturbl (Peter Pan) and Lily-Jane Young (Wendy), probably due to they are a couple in real life. I was much attracted to the beautiful vocal of Lily-Jane Young (Wendy) and Saartje Van Houttee (Mrs. Darling/Mermaid). Do share with me, whose voice do you love most!



While you may think that the play is purely entertainment for the kids, I thought it is educational too as it touches topic on siblings love, friendship, jealously, self sacrificing and growing up. At the same time, it revive the inner kid in oneself. It is definitely a musical meant for  both kids and adults.


PETER PAN, THE NEVER ENDING STORY
Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 - Tue, 20 Jan 2015
Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri: 8pm
Sat & Sun: 3pm & 8pm



Image Credit: Leslie Artamonow and Luk Montsaert

Friday, December 12, 2014

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE WRAPPING UP 2014 WITH A STAR-STUDDED LINE-UP

Christmas is just around corner and we will be embracing the new year soon. Comedy Central Asia will be giving you your Christmas gift a little earlier this year with the last three Saturday Night Live (SNL) episodes of 2014, that are going to be the bomb!

SNL has planned a star-studded line-up of guests hosts and musical guests for this season’s cheer. James Franco stars as Guest Host in the Asia premiere of this Saturday’s episode on 13 December at 9pm (TH/WIB), 10pm (HK/PH/SG/TW) and 11pm (MY), followed by Martin Freeman on 20 December and Amy Adams on 27 December. The encore telecast of respective episodes including musical performances that will debut weekly on Fridays at 9pm (TH/WIB), 10pm (HK/PH/SG/TW) and 11pm (MY) - Nicki Minaj on 19 December, Charli XCX on 26 December and One Direction on 2 January.

SNL, being the longest-running late night comedy sketch show in history,  celebrates its 40th anniversary on-air this year.  Brand new episodes of SNL Season 40 premiere every Saturday at 9pm (TH/WIB), 10pm (HK/PH/SG/TW) and 11pm (MY) on Comedy Central Asia.

Here's why these last three episodes for the year promise to be absolutely must-watch!!!

1. There’s Serious and Seriously Funny Actors…
…And then there are actors who are experts at both! You may know some of their comedic material, but Franco, Freeman and Adams, also take the art form very seriously.  What you need to see is their journey in film to know what acting juggernauts they are…

James Franco started really making a name for himself acting alongside Tobey McGuire in Hollywood as the conflicted Harry Osborn in the Spiderman trilogy. We saw his incredible range in Gus Van Sant’s multi award-winning feature, Milk, of which co-star Sean Penn won the Best Actor Oscar. Two years later, Franco would be nominated for the same award as Aron Ralston in British director, Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours. Franco also has an impressive repertoire as a comedian – from his multiple appearances on SNL to comedies Pineapple Express and This Is the End.


You may know Martin Freeman from the incredibly successful British series – Ricky Gervais’ The Office, which has spawned many winning spinoffs. He was the lead character in cult-favourite,
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Of course, the actor has ascended into superstardom since
playing Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit film trilogy – a huge task for those hobbit
shoulders.

Amy Adams is a household name in several forms of comedy, from romantic comedies to
comedy-dramas. She has been topping herself ever since her breakout role in indie flick,
Junebug. The lords of film duly noticed, and she landed a role in the star-studded film,
Enchanted, which increased her exposure to the world. Adams has never looked back since, with
five supporting Oscar nominations for Junebug, Doubt, The Fighter, The Master and American
Hustle; a role as the iconic Lois Lane in Man of Steel and Spike Jonze’s critically-acclaimed
comedy-drama,

2. James Franco and Amy Adams brought the house down the last time they were on SNL
This will be Franco’s third time hosting SNL, and Adams’ second. When Franco last hosted
alongside musical guests Muse, coincidentally a Christmas Special, there was abundance in
humour. In A Kissing Christmas, Franco played a character bringing his girlfriend home to meet
his family for the holidays – and she soon finds out his family is a little too affectionate. Often
associated with James Dean, he reprises this role in the Bill Hader sketch, Vince Prince’s 1956
Christmas Special.

In this Saturday’s episode, Franco and partner in crime Seth Rogen will be making light of the
recent hacking on Sony in their SNL appearance. Get ready to feast your eyes on some risqué
photos of Franco and Rogen!

Adams made her hosting debut in 2008. Her hilarious monologue ended in a duet with Kristen
Wiig, about how they’re lookalikes. The next sketch treaded along a similar path, with Adams
and Wiig acting as sisters trying to pass themselves off as one student when they enroll at a new
school. She introduced her portrayal of Heidi Klum in the sketch, The Hot Mess Make-Over Show,
one filled with priceless catchphrases.
Martin Freeman, on the other hand, will be making his debut on SNL. Need more reasons to
catch these episodes?

3. Nicki Minaj, Charli XCX, and One Direction have new material
After releasing her blazing hot single “Anaconda,” Nicki Minaj is soon to launch her third studio album, The Pinkprint, on Monday, 15 December, four days before she make her appearance on SNL. You'll get a sneak-peak of sorts, including, her impressive celebrity impersonation skills with impressions of Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian during her musical performances.


Charli XCX will be releasing her second album, Sucker on Tuesday, 16 December, just before her SNL appearance.

Pop sensation One Direction made girls swoon in their appearance on SNL last year. Their fourth studio album, Four, was released just last month and they will be making their appearance, bringing to you their new songs!


REMEMBER, all performances on SNL are recorded live – and live is the way to see a musical artistes’ real chops.

Image Credit: SNL

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Top 10 Trending YouTube Videos Globally For 2014

YouTube has just unveiled the top trending videos globally. The list is compiled based on views, shares, comments likes and other criteria.

This year's chart is top by Spider Dog - "Mutant Giant Spider Dog" where Polish prankster, SA Wardega dressed his dog Chica as a supersized spider to scare random passerby.



1.Mutant Giant Spider Dog by SA Wardega - 113 million Views


2.Nike Football: Winner Stays. ft. Ronaldo, Neymar Jr., Rooney, Ibrahimović, Iniesta & more by Nike Football  - 99 million Views


3.FIRST KISS by Tatia PIlieva - 94 million views


4.The Voice IT | Serie 2 | Blind 2 | Suor Cristina Scuccia - #TEAMJ-AX by TheVoiceOfItaly - 66 million views


5.iPhone 6 Plus Bend Test by Unbox Theraphy - 59 million views


6.Bars & Melody - Simon Cowell's Golden Buzzer act | Britain's Got Talent 2014 by Britain's got Talent - 56 million vies


7.Budweiser Super Bowl XLVIII Commercial by Budweiser - "Puppy Love" - 53 million views


8.Devil Baby Attack by DevilDueNYC- 48 million views


9.Goku vs Superman. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 3. by ERB - 41 million views


10.10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman by Street Harassment Video - 37 million views


So, out of these Top 10 YouTube Videos, how many have you watched?  Do check out these videos if you had not and share which one you like most!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Mass Workout at Plus! Zumba Fitness

Whenever, we talk about “Plus! Programme”, most of us will associate it with “NTUC” or “NTUC Card”, reason being, the card is issued by NTUC Link.  But it is actually more than what we thought, and not merely the perceived uncle-aunty grocery loyalty card brand. Plus! is Singapore’s award-winning and largest consumer loyalty programme that aims to help stretch the value of working families’ hard-earned dollars through LinkPoints and other benefits and offering 4 key types of rewards – Top Favourites, uShow, uBid and uExperience. More information can be found at http://plus.com.sg/rewards-main

Couple weeks back, Plus! held its first-ever mass participation challenge -- “Plus! Presents Zumba Fitness”, where members and their families enjoy a day of Zumba fitness at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza. This largest Zumba Fitness event took place on Sunday, 23rd November 2014 from 8am to 1pm. With a turnout of 1,200 participants, “Plus! Presents Zumba  Fitness” exceeds the current Singapore Book of Records for the category of “Largest Zumba Dance” which has a total of 990 participants and I’m so proud to be part of this record breaking!


Most people would have prefer to stay in their bed for longer time on weekend morning, however, we see a bustling crowd in the heart of orchard in early in that Sunday morning. Beside the long queue, we see booths set up by Skechers, Ztudio Asia Zumba Wear, Coca-Cola Singapore, Health Promotion Board, Kenko Wellness, NTUC Membership Registration both & Plus! Card Booth, etc, offering star price of their products or sharing their range of service and activities.





Beside, there are also other fringe activities like bouncing castle, balloon sculpting, face and hand painting which caters to the junior.




 
It is a very interesting event where like-minded people get together for a great workout with Zumba, the participants range from young kids of less than 10 years old, to elderly of more than 60 years old! Cool, isn’t it?



 
Plus! plans to work with other partner organizations to organize similar events on a yearly basis and to promote its members health and well-being.   Mr. Zee Yoong Kang, CEO of the Health Promotion Board who is the Guest of Honour of the event, is very happy that Plus! is taking this step to raise awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle among its members.  -- "Events like “Plus! Presents Zumba® Fitness” which gives Plus! members the platform to exercise together as a community is a good example of supporting Singaporeans’ journey towards good health and in creating a healthier Singapore.”.   Beside this record breaking mass Zumba, there is lucky draw too which 1 lucky winner walk away with 1 million linkpoints!!!
 
 
 
Had a great time with fellow bloggers and I certainly look forward to attending more of similar events!  
 
 


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Celebrating Christmas with a Personal Touch at Pasticceria Ferrero

The producer of world’s most celebrated praline, Ferrero, had its first Southeast Asia boutique - Pasticceria Ferrero in Wisma Atria,  Singapore, on 26 November, 2014. First of its kind in the world, the Ferrero boutique is only available for this festive season. 


South East Asia Managing Director of Ferrero Asia Ltd, Mr. Rudy Sequeira, started off with his opening speech.  Then, together with South East Asia Marketing Director, Leonardo Perrone, and Mediacorp Celebrity couple, Joanne Peh and Qi Yu Wu, who graced the event, did the ribbon cutting to officially launch the store. 

Joanne Peh's Fans waiting eagerly for her arrival for the opening of Pasticceria Ferrero
South East Asia Managing Director of Ferrero Asia Ltd, Mr. Rudy Sequeira did the opening

Joanne Peh Waving at her fans



“Ferrero Rocher has always celebrated the spirit of gifting.  The fine elegance of our pralines makes them the special gift for precious moments. This exclusivity is further underlined by our long Italian Heritage, high quality ingredients and the delicate process that goes into every chocolate we produce.”, elaborated by Leonardo Perrone de Almeida.  The event also unveiled the longstanding and unique heritage of Ferrero, bringing the fine art of Italian creation to life with the making of Ferrero Rocher.  From choosing the highest quality ingredients to hand-picking of the finest of hazelnuts which form the heart of Rocher, and covering with decadent chocolate that reflects the elite taste of those who gift them.

 
Ferrero Chefs, Luca Dellapiana and Alessandria Davide, flew in to Singapore from Italy, to lead a live demonstration of the making of Ferrero Rocher. Joanne Peh had the chance to create her own individual precious gift for her husband, QiYuwu. Visitors to the Pasticceria Ferrero will also get to watch live demonstrations of the making of Ferrero Rocher by Ferrero’s specially trained Italian Chefs from 29 November to 1 December.
 
Ferrero Italian Chefs Davide and Luca
 
Qi Yuwu & Joanne Peh checking out Chef Davide's demonstration on the making of Ferrero Rocher

Qi Yuwu & Joanne Peh hands on making Ferrero Rocher



Joanne Peh Feeding Qi Yuwu and her self made Ferrero Rocher
This year, Singaporeans will have a chance to customise their gift boxes in the Pasticceria Ferrero at Orchard Road’s Wisma Atria with a variety of pralines, including special pralines that are exclusive to Singapore for this Christmas only.  Exclusive pralines - Ferrero Tenderly White, Ferrero Cappucino, Ferrero Tenderly Nougat, Ferrero Manderly, Mon Chéri, Pocket Coffee, Kusschen White, Kusschen Milk, Kusschen Dark, Raffaello and Ferrero Rondnoir are avilable at the Pasticceria Ferrero.  In addition, Ferrero Rocher will also bring in its all-time Christmas Limited Edition Rocherone and the Christmas Pyramid. The new range of Ferrero Rocher will be available for a limited period only.





As the Pasticceria Ferrero will only be available for a limited period during this festive season, so do pop by and grab some exclusive pralines to prepare a personalized gift boxes to your loved ones.

Customizing Gift Boxes with Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Pralines Selection

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