Archive | June, 2012

Good Bargain @ Hansel

27 Jun

My friend has always liked the fashion from Hansel @ Mandarin Gallery. Hansel womenswear is created by Singaporean designer, Jo Soh. Her collections are retro-inspired with a modern and unique take. The label is carried in hip boutiques in Australia, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).

Usually I just accompany my friend there and will not buy anything as the prices are a bit expensive for my comfort. But I must say it’s worth the price as we are buying the unique creations from the designer. Moreover, the cutting of the clothing is really flattering to women.

However, I managed to buy something at a good bargain last weekend as it was having sales. I got a knitted tank top with a lace bodice for just $32.70! The original price was $109. It’s a very feminine top and I intend to pair it off with black culottes.

Hansel’s blog

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Art Jamming Again! And 2 More Sessions to Go!!

23 Jun

Here’s my second artpiece 🙂

Art Jamming @ Arteastiq

17 Jun

In a previous entry, I mentioned about having high tea at Arteastiq. In this entry, I’m going to talk about something more interesting that you can do at Arteastiq. That is art jamming!

In a 3-hour painting session, customers are given a canvas whereby they can draw and paint on. For beginners, there are reference pictures to choose from so that you’ll have a reference to work with. Paint and brushes are provided and you can even bring the brushes home. There is also a complimentary drink of your choice.

I booked a session to paint with my friend last week and truly enjoyed the bonding we had during the session. We just painted and talked and we realised that it’s been years since we’ve painted anything! Enough said, try it out yourself one of these days and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.

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National Geographic Cafe in Singapore

17 Jun

I’ve always passed by the National Geographic store at VivoCity. It seems interesting but I’ve never gone in to take a look.

When I decided to spend my birthday with my two good friends at VivoCity, HungryGoWhere recommended National Geographic Cafe as one of the choices. So, I gave it a try.

The cafe is very quiet, a good hangout place for friends to chit-chat over a drink, away from the bustle of people and activity outside.

However, if you are looking for good food, I’m afraid you may be disappointed like me. We ordered grilled mussels, seafood basket, chicken wings, seafood spaghetti and pork chop. The best dish would have to be the chicken wings. The seafood spaghetti used the exact ingredients as the seafood basket, just that spaghetti was being added. The grilled mussels was average but the pork chop was really tough. Not only that, the portion of the chop was small, even for ladies!

The drinks are not too bad as I ordered fresh carrot orange juice. All in all, a good place for chit-chatting over some drinks, but not one to satisfy hunger and taste buds!

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MIB 3: Is Our Future Pre-determined?

9 Jun

There is various feedback on Men in Black 3. Some said it’s funny while some said it’s boring. Personally, I find it funny if you pay attention to the conversations and the little details in the movie. I truly enjoyed the show! For those who say that it’s the same old story, well, I’m sure if you like the first two series, you would appreciate the same humour too.

For me, after watching the show, I feel that our future is pre-determined but yet can still be changed through our actions. Every single thing that we do now, in the present moment will change and determine what our future is like. So, instead of wondering what our future is like, we should concentrate on doing the right things NOW!

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”

– Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.