Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Why am I still awake at this hour? Shouldn't I be in bed like anyone else in the same timezone? Life is getting tougher and tougher for me...

I wonder how long more can I struggle through... I'm feeling sick and tired. Need something to motivate me!!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

It's Monday again!

It's Monday again... How's your day? Are you affected by the rainy storm early this morning and feeling gloomy?

OK, maybe below can help to perks you up in a bad mood day and drive your Monday blues away?

I got this "Happy Moods" teabag as a free sample. Just the packaging makes you feel slightly happier right?

The teabag contains of much citrus flavors that can help to perks one up - Lemongreaa, Apple, Green Tea, Orange Peels, Marigold Flowers Ginger, Coiander, Cardamom & Cinnamon. It sure contains a lots of ingredient. But I smell and taste the stronger of the Orange Peels...

Actually, I don't think I ever seen this brand - Teekanne, in the market before. But surprisingly, It has been around since 1882, probably only available in Singapore recent years only. It has been around the market for 129years old, WOW! This certainly means something...

I still have another pack of sample teabag of Peppermint flavor, which is one of my favorite flavor! I'm gonna do a comparison with my Dilamah Peppermint tea. I've tried a nos. of peppermint tea before but still I like Dilamah best, we shall see if Teekanne will change my opinion :P

Saturday, September 24, 2011

SMRT Circle Line Makan Session

Are you a food lover or a food blogger who enjoys eating?

Or rather, is a great fan of Celebrity bloggers like Esther Xie, Leslie Tay, Ladyironchef or Qiuqiu, and hoping to get a chance to meet them in person?
Now is the chance for you to meet these celebrity bloggers and get to enjoy good food at the same time! In celebration of the Circle Line network completion, SMRT is organizing Free Makan Session with Celebrity bloggers each month to discover tasty local delights. Register for here and your wish be granted. Be quick to action as each session is limited to 20 participants only.

Date: 24th September 2011 (Saturday), 11.45am
@ CC3Esplanade Xchange (Esplanade Circle Line MRT Station) with Esther Xie

29 October 2011 (Saturday), 1.45pm
@ CC20Farrer Road (Farrer Road Circle Line MRT Station) with Leslie Tay

26th November 2011 (Saturday), 11.45am
@ CC19Botanic Garden (Botanic Garden Circle Line MRT Station) with Ladyironchef

17 December 2011 (Saturday), 1.45pm
@ CC22Buona Vista (Buona Vista Circle Line MRT Station) with Leslie Tay

14th January 2012 (Saturday), 11.45am
@ CC23one-north Circle Line MRT Station with Ladyironchef

25th February 2012 (Saturday), 11.45am
@ CC21Holland Village (Holland Village Circle Line MRT Station) with Qiuqiu

So which session are you keen to join? I wish I can join all the session!!!

P/S: Picture extracted from the SMRT Circle Line Makan Session Official Website

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


在繁忙的工作日,乘午餐时间泡上一杯自制薄荷鸳鸯舒缓紧张情绪;意想不到,味道还不错 。你是否也感兴趣一试?
Was experimenting to do a cuppa of mint tea coffee or rather, mint yuangyang during this hectic afternoon to distress, surprisingly, the taste is simply great!  Would you love to give it a try?

The choice of mint tea is really important, I personally highly recommend Dilmah brand, it's concentrated mint taste is definitely refreshing!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Notikum - The best way to maximize your credit card deals!


How many credit cards do you own? Do you know that Singaporeans own an average of 6-7 credit cards? However, most of us will bring along the 2-3 cards that we use most often.

Do you ever get freak out by the fact that you missed a good deal as you have left a particular credit card at home?

Freak no more, as Notikum will come to your saviour. No more trawling through the loads of deals and offers found on websites, brochures, newspapers or other medium of communication. Now you can choose the best deals that the credit cards you had with you at the very moment! No more Tikum needed!

So what exactly Notikum is about? It is a consumer oriented service that is available both as a website as well as iPhone and Android app that will direct you to offers and deals that are most relevant to you, based on your search query, current location and according to the credit cards that you hold.

Search by keyword and you get to see the results, if you were to sign up as member, you will be able to see all the deals available.

Hoping to streamline your search? No problem, just add in the credit card bank and even your location.

Click on the map icon and you can get to see the deals available by nearby location. You can have more details of the location by zooming into the map anc check out the deals by clicking on the icon.

When you sign up as member with credit card profile added, you get to see all the deals that are available to your credit cards. This will save the hassle to filter through the info available to all credit cards. Worried that your info being sell off? Notikum will never divulge any information to any third party unless agreed by you. Moreover, for the credit card profile, you only set up the type of credit cards you have, there's no need to provide any credit card details.

Start with Notikum to make your life easier -- save the hassle to bring the whole load of credit cards with you, but to find the deals that you can utilize with the credit cards you had with you!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Share My Happiness...

I was sort of startled when a Ngee Ann Polytechnic Student approach me to seek my permission to use my photos for her assignment.  On the other hand, I felt so happy and felt honored.  I'm no way a celebrity blogger with tons of readers.  Nor am I a famous photographer with many great photos.

She's doing a newspaper project with an article on Founder Rou Gu Cha Cafeteria.  She needed a photograph of the dish and chance upon my blog post -- Makan @ Founder Rou Gu Cha (Bak Kut Teh) and felt that my photo can be of use and seek permission to use the first photograph in my blog post.

Being an ex-Ngee Ann Student myself, I gladly extend my helping hand to my junior and agreed to her request.  In return, I asked for the necessary credit on her project and a copy of her completed assignment.  And she did send me a copy.

I hereby extract the potion just with my photo as it will be inappropriate to publish her assignment online.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Happy Teacher's Day

Happy Teacher's Day to all the teachers out there :)

P/S: I only realised yesterday that teacher's day has shifted from 1 Sep to 1st Fri of Sep :P