pineappletart.com can’t get any fresher or homemade than this! #freshfromtheoven

For a baking noob like me, every Chinese New  Year I will buy from bakers / shops for my own consumption and also for gifting. In the past, when there were CNY fairs to sell their new year goodies, I will also go around trying  and sampling from different shops/bakers as I personally  loved pineapple tarts especially the open face version as that was the only type that my mum baked during CNY growing up. 

I tried 5 types of CNY goodies from pineappletart.com , some are best sellers and some are the one I personally fancy.  All CNY goodies and cookies from pineappletart.com are 100% handmade with zero preservatives added. This was how pineappletart.com started to fulfill Mdm Teo’s long lost dream of owning her own bakery. 

 

First up to be reviewed , would be the one I grew up eating which is closer to my heart.

Nyonya Pineapple Tart

I actually preferred the Award Winning Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pineapple Tart over this version even though most instances I would prefer the open face as I grew up eating this version. I felt that the combination of crust and pineapple paste really what I really fancy –  a tad dry, but I love the higher proportion of pineapple paste vs tart. 

Award Winning Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pineapple Tart 

I can’t believe I actually love this version over the open face version. No wonder it is award winning as everything was perfect, size of tart, the proportion of pineapple paste to crust etc. I hate it when I had to take 2 mouthful for those who made it as big as golf balls and hence risking crumbs. I just love this , just 1 mouthful for every tart – perfection in every mouthful. 

Kueh Bangkit – Gula Melaka

I chose this over their award winning melt in your mouth kueh bangkit as I have never tried gula melaka variant before ever hence, I knew I would want to order this to try.  It is not as melt in your mouth like typical kueh bangkit probably due to the addition of gula melaka but it was so fragrant and so unique. I totally enjoyed this despite it not as melt in your mouth of its original version , even my husband says they are so fragrant. Love the peranakan twist to this! A must to order for kueh bangkit lovers!

Green Pea Cookie

This is one of my favourite CNY cookies as I loved to snack green peas – green peas are my favourite snack of all time. Hence it is not difficult to see why I love this cookie. Just like the award winning melt in your mouth pineapple tarts, I just love their sizing. Just 1 mouthful for each tart, no crumbs on the table or floor too! And this is so addictive, impossible to stop at 1. 

Premium Spicy Hae Bee Hiam Roll

This is not my favourite but my kids favourite, yes my kids can take very spicy food and this is their absolute must-have for CNY. It is fresh made and definitely crunchy, super addictive, you cannot stop at 1!  I wish it was a bigger tub for the 4 of them – super fresh and I don’t find it overly spicy perfect for kids and people who cant take too spicy. 

There are many bakeries out there but I can attest this is #freshfromtheoven and homemade just like the ones my mum used to bake for me growing up. And they don’t skimp on their cookies as they are filled to the brim of the bottle and no missing spaces ( it is missing 1 cookie  in the pic as I ate it before I took this photo).

Do check out their website as the stocks are running down quite quickly as it is just 1 month more to CNY!  

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Sudio NIO – affordability without compromising quality, comfort or connectivity – time to experience #sudiomoment

I have a big fan of Sudio and had own many Sudio wireless earphones. It was Sudio that introduce me to the world of wireless earphones. This time I will be reviewing the Sudio NIO earphones. Undeniably one of the best wireless earphones makers currently, come the latest SudioNIO for those who value superb sound quality, versatility and high-comfort fit at a comfortable price.

At first sight

What is also  unique about this latest edition is a new colour – their newest neutral hue colour: Sand.

Why Sand? Sand is solid, versatile, and light perfectly representing Sudio NIO’s sound performance with flexibility and inclusivity. 

The latest design also features detachable wing tips with 4 sizes for custom fit for any ear. I must say the fit of this pair is the best among the many pair of Sudio that I own. 

A quick side comparison of the charging case vs ETT and TOLV,  NIO’s charging case is clearly more compact than latter.  

Using it

Just like the Sudio ETT and TOLV, it is an automatic switch on and pairing upon removal from case – gone are the days you need to click to pair it with your phone. NIO offers up to 5.5-hour play time that can be extended for up to 20 hours with the charging case. 

It also offer reliable IPX4 rated protection which means the music is uninterrupted even with presence of sweat or rain, making NIO perfect for commuters, runners, and music lovers.

Loving it

The sound quality is amazing as always, even though I am not an audiophile, I can definitely tell a good and crisp sound streaming to my ears! The audio quality of Sudio products has always been its selling point and of course its nifty design –  fashionable and functional! You have to own a pair to truly appreciate Sudio at its best.

And this is truly made for the cost conscious consumers who still need good sound quality, as the pricing is most affordable of the entire range of Sudio wireless earphones without compromise to the sound quality, make or seamless pairing.  

 

There is no better time to invest in a pair of wireless earphones from  Sudio especially if you have been holding out due to price. Frankly, holding it next to ETT or TOLV I cant really tell price wise which is the cheapest. 

As always, all Sudio wireless earphones comes with 3 years international warranty with all products on the websites, free shipping and no questions asked. 

Sudio NIO comes in 4  colours – black, white, green, and sand

Quote mypreciouzkids15 for 15% off,  Sudio NIO is priced at SGD119 after using discount code, it will be at SGD101.15. What a steal especially if this is your first Sudio ! Stay tune for their launch on 11 January. 

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Guilt-free snacking with Just Nuts- freshness guaranteed

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I love to snack and munch in between my meals or even after dinner or for supper. But snacking can be unhealthy even though the portion maybe small, but a lot can add up to unnecessary calories intakes. However, with nuts and dried fruits as snacks, this is not the case, in fact, the more is better as it is your source of protein and fibre. 

So now, I can have guilt free snacking from the amazing range of nuts and dried fruits from Just Nuts .Their produce are 100% natural, zero pesticides, using only produces from trusted source  -ensuring the best quality control for your healthy treats and sent directly from the factory to my pantry , with short shelf life hence ensuring they are the freshest, delivered within 1 hour of order with express shipping,  everything is apportioned in snack-able size of 100g, so it is easier to open and enjoy especially outside or in office.

Their range is indeed amazing with their bestsellers being nuts – the usual favourite like almonds (raw, baked, roasted etc), cashews (baked , roasted etc) , hazelnuts (raw, roasted ), macadamia (baked, honey coated), peanuts, pecan, pine nuts, pistachios, walnut etc, 

Besides this,  they have a huge range of dried fruits too – apple crisps, banana crisps, apricots, raisin, dried cherries, dried cranberries, dried ginger slices, dried mangoes, dried papayas, raisins, organic goji berries and many many more.

They also have range of seeds and beans and mixed nuts combination if you wish for them to mix and combine it for you.

This is what I ordered for my guilt-free snacking: 

Walnut baked 100ghazelnut roasted 100g, cashew roasted 300galmond baked 300g, dried sour cherries 300g, dried ginger slices 300gdried fig 100g and dried mulberries 100g

 

I have ordered my favourite like walnut, cashew , almonds and dried ginger and I also order 100g portions of nuts and dried fruits that I have never tried before for a change – hazelnut, fig and mulberries.

I love the freshness and the crunchiness of the nuts – truly can tell they have been freshly baked or roasted. The nuts are so addictive but I don’t feel guilty snacking as it is super healthy and doesn’t add to unnecessary calories. As for the dried fruits, at times I prefer something sweet like dried fruits. The fruits does not have additional sugar added -hence it is all natural sweetness from the fruits.

I love that every portion is packed in 100g, so I can probably finish 1 pack in 1 sitting too, and everything come in a resealable pack so even you cannot finish, you can reseal for freshness.

I love how versatile nuts and dried nuts are, I have added them to my salad for the extra texture and crunch making my salad even healthier. 

Nuts and dried fruits are perfect for gifting too, so check their Christmas specials with up to 44% off. Check out their Christmas bestsellers at up to 44% off.  For all orders above $60m, there is free delivery always.

Do check out a related article, Best 7 Nuts & Snacks in Singapore to find out more on where you can buy the best nuts and snacks. 

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One-of-a-kind experience of creating your own perfume with Maison21G – discount code included (for all last minute gifting)

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I have owned many brands of perfume, hits and misses, some were memorable, some were just left on my shelves even before finishing the bottle. Of late, I tend to steer towards smaller bottles ie 30ml/50ml so that I can have a variety of scents for different occasions and time of the day too. 

When the invitation by Maison 21G to create my own perfume, I couldn’t be more excited as this is my first time creating and my own perfume. 

Maison 21G  is a House of Scent Designers, they believe that no matter your age, race or background, everyone is able to create their own unique individual scent. Their perfumes are also safe as they are made with essential oil blends, it’s great for expectant mums and mummies with babies and young kids as there are no preservatives or chemicals and at the highest concentration of 21% in the industry. 

You can also design and customise your own perfume online based on personality, perfume preference or ingredients, but I would recommend you doing it at their boutiques (addresses listed below) especially if you are a first timer like me – I totally enjoy the one-hour doing something different for a change. 

I dropped by at Maison 21G flagship boutique at Duxton Hill and had the most amazing experience of creating my own perfume with Amanda. Their flagship shop is a sanctuary in the middle of the leafy and lush Duxton Hill – stepping into their boutique was a reprieve from the busy street of restaurants and cafes. 

There are so much more to perfume creation than how lay man like me appreciate it – purely which scent I prefered  ( I will share more later what I learnt from Amanda after 1 hour spend creating my own perfume) 

There are an extensive range of 34 scents  for you to pick, choose and blend. It may get overwhelming for the creator ie you and your senses , so there is always a perfume expert like Amanda who will need to find out more about your preferences and usage pattern so that you can narrow to between 2 to 4 essential oils to mix and blend. For my creation, I only tried less than 10 scents before narrowing it to my own blend. 

Of course you don’t need to know all these to be able to create your own perfume as Maison 21G will have perfume experts like Amanda to introduce and explain all these but these are the little interesting facts of a perfume which totally make me sound like a perfume expert in an afternoon.  

All perfumes, regardless of where, are made with 3 notes. 
Top Notes: First thing you smell when you spray any perfume. Most volatile molecular structure, lasts for about an hour

Heart Notes: Makes up the body/character of your perfume. Lasts longer, 6 – 8 hours
 
Bottom Notes: Most complex molecular structure, what you smell at the end of the day. Basically lasts for 18 – 24 hours.
 
You will also need to decide if you are creating a day perfume, night perfume or one that takes you from day to night (for eg, if you want a day to night perfume,  you will need to load more of the bottom notes as it lasts the longest) 

For myself, after making my sense of smell do the work and some suggestions by Amanda, my perfume’s formula is a below 

Top Notes:
Muguet  1.5g – positivity, anti-depression and improves complexi

Heart Notes
Patchouli  1.0g -enhances weight loss, relaxing and calming
Rose 1.0g – anti-aging , aphrodisiac, harmonising

Bottom Notes:

Tonka 0.5g – relaxing, aphrodisiac and alleviates anxiety

Next we moved on to this laboratory-like setup – complete with weighing scale, pipette to fill up your very own bottle of bespoke perfume with alcohol as a base, and adding the above formula and letting it set for a few minutes.
 
 
The final step, is to have your name and blend printed on the bottle at no additonal charge. Now that I created my own perfume, I do not think I will ever purchase a store bought perfume any more.
 
The experience of creating my own perfume is truly a unique experience and probably the highlight of my December! And I get a new bottle of my very own bespoke perfume.
 
 
Here is a quick tour of this beautiful sanctuary and the steps for creating your own bespoke perfume.
 
 
Besides individual creation session like the one I tried, there are many other packages for bigger groups – couples , family, bridemaids etc. I am most keen in exploring the family atelier as you get 2 full size bottles and two smaller bottles for the kids (additional SGD 55 for additional child) and apparently kids will ask for the most out of this world scents like chocolate, vanilla, marshmallows etc. I am sure my little missy at home would love to have her own bottle of perfume too.
 
 
This overall experience (a first for many I would reckon) and the  personalised end product makes this a one-of-a-kind gift for family and friends this Christmas and the recipients get to take home their very own perfume – complete with their name and blend. 
 
For all products quote M21Gjaime15 (to enjoy 15% discount on all products) 
 
For for perfume workshops quote M21WSjaime21 (to enjoy 21% discount for all workshops) – no appointment required, just drop in at their boutiques (listed below)
 
 
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Review: Term 2 with Heart Studio – small C’s happiest time of the week (part 2)

This is a continuation of term 2 review , see part 1 here 

After completed the first  4-week project and a 2-week technical drawing, the Little Dali went on to explore carnivorous plants. There is a bit of science being injected into art as well. The kids were introduced to 3 common carnivorous plants – Venus flytrap, pitcher plant and sundew with week 1 bring initial sketching and exploration. The art teacher shared fun facts about carnivorous plants and about anything that will piqued their interest in the new theme.

Week 2 , will be translating it into the actual art paper , choosing with carnivorous plant to feature, small C only had place for 2  -Venus fly trap and pitcher plant, and to add colours into the back ground. Small C had used chalk for the clouds.

Week 3 will be to paint more colour details on to the subject and even outlining with paint. There is no handholding, no dictating what is the right colour or how it should be drawn. However, the art teacher will advise on using different colour tones to differentiate the different plants

Finally, to put it all together on the final week, here is another masterpiece done and completed by small C at 5 years and 5 months, his 4th from Heart Studio – ending his second term with Heart Studio.

Next week, I have enrolled big C and small J for their holiday classes, as they do not have the luxury to indulge in regular art classes like small C.

If you are thinking of enrolling your child for a regular art class or even for holiday art classes,  look no further, details are as below. 

Heart Studio 

1 Charlton Lane #01-04, Singapore 539631

(65) 6554 7563

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Review: Harry Potter Science School by Newton Show , amazing camp for potterheads and science enthusiasts

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If you have been following my IG closely, during the circuit breaker, my middle 2 kids started reading the Harry Potter series and got all the rest of the kids hooked on Harry Potter even my 5 year old who is not able to read the books yet. They went on to watch the many  movie installments on repeat mode that they can even memorised the dialogues, characters and all the spells and I can officially declare them as potterheads! We have even earmarked Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio in London as our next holiday destination when we are allowed to travel again. 

yes, i brought the uniforms in all 4 houses – taken on children’s day 2020

With zero overseas holiday and frankly nothing much to look forward to for this long 6-week year end holiday, I came across Newton Show which has been offering Harry Potter holiday camps for years. 

Newton Show is international science camp, started in Europe In 2011. It was started by couple, they noticed their young boy being interested in science, but at that time it was nothing on the market, which fits their child’s needs. They created unique holiday program and become very popular in Europe. In December 2016,  Newton Show open first branch in Singapore with more 10000 happy customers including my 4 kids. 

My 4 kids were so fortunate to be able to join the almost sold-out Harry Potter Science School by Newton Show (one of the 3 Christmas camps for this year end holiday)  on the first week of the school holiday. Targeted for kids from 3 to 13 years old which was the perfect age range for my 4 kids age 5 to 12 to attend a camp together for the first time! 

With the main focus of science which is the core of Newton Show, they have used Harry Potter as the main theme for their activities. This is a sample of the content of the 5-day camp but the activities may be swapped around between the days. 

 
These are what my kids experienced during the 5-day Harry Potter Science School last week. Every day, they get to be totally immersed in the world of Harry Potter and also dabble in many science experiments to pique their curious minds. 
 
Day 1
 
-storytelling of mythical creature- unicorn, mermaid, cerberus, hippogriff
which appears in harry potter whether the exist in real life
– make mythical creature using styrofoam balls
– transfiguration class where they can “turn” their friends into animal/thing
-fire bubble science experiment 
 
 
 
Day 2
– aerodynamic -how thing fly
-how water bends light rays
– make magic potion using glitter and get to name their own potion
– glowing in the dark painting
-3-D art work
 
Day 3
– making artificial snow 
– make own wand
– making mandrake using clay
 
Day 4
– studying different types of stone  
– experiment using liquid nitrogen 
– experiment using dry ice 
– divination class using plasma ball 
 
day 5
-making star constellation using spaghetti and marshmallow
-making lucky charms
-duelling club
-finale- award ceremony
 
 
These are some photos taken during camp by the facilitators which were shared with the parents daily (photo credit: Newton Show) 
 
For social media sharing of some of the mind-blowing science experiments and classes done in camp so that parents get a better idea, I had the privilege to witness a repeat of the some of the activities conducted in camp earlier on the same day for photo taking and video recording purposes as part of this blog review. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I have collated the review of the camp from all my kids of different ages and their takeaways as best as they can describe to me:- 
 
Big J, 11
 
After a heavy academic last quarter , this was a welcome change to indulge in a literary world with science involvement, something different and more exciting than local school classes. This was probably his last break before picking up the pace before PSLE revision starts soon. I would have thought it may be a tad boring for him given he is seemingly “old” for such camp but I was wrong.  He was most excited to see the science experiments as he can make sense of it all more than the rest of the kids and of course, he made many new friends of his age group. 
 
Big C, 9
She enjoyed the camp tremendously as she enjoyed science as a subject (this year being the first year it is introduced at primary 3). So she has more appreciation of the many science experiments conducted in camp. She is also love to tinker hence the camp gave her lots of opportunity to do things, arts, craft that she hardly had time for during school days. 
 
 
Small J, 7
Being the biggest potterhead of them all, he read the first few books during circuit breaker and is totally immersed in the world of Harry Potter. He will just donned on his cloak and pretend play at home. He totally loved all the art and crafting sessions featuring all the Harry Potter related items – mandrake, magic potion, deathly hallow (using 3D pen art). He also totally enjoyed playing chess during the social interaction and games time in the morning.  
 
 
Small C, 5
This was first ever outside camp that he had ever attended and he was a lucky boy as he wass not really alone as he had his older siblings with him. He learned to make new friends out of his comfortable setting. On day 1, he told me that he missed his childcare friends but by day 2 he already was so used to the new camp friends, he totally “forgotten” about his child care friends  (so much for missing them on day 1). He enjoyed hands-on session like making mandrake out of clay, making his own magic wand and playing chess. What a fun and memorable first camp of his life thanks to Newton Show. 
 
All 4 kids had wonderful memories of this holiday camp , totally believing they had graduated from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (they also received certificate of completion and also passed their O.W.L examination) and are full fledged wizards now! They have also forged friendship with campmates and all the engaging professors/facilitators! 
 
 
 
Given a typical year where we have our usual year end holidays, this camp would be just 1 of the many holiday activities but this being the unusual year, this camp was THE highlight of their school holidays that just began. I am glad they started their holidays with this awesome camp, and I am sad that I do not have anything better to offer them for the remaining 5 weeks.
 
Now you know which camp you can send your kids too if they are too bored at home or you just want to have 1 week reprieve and let your kids will have a blast on their own! 
 
For the camp fee of SGD 630, it is an all-inclusive camp – all materials, 2 snacks, lunch, t-shirt, photo, certificate and prizes included and they will provide daily video (the only camp in Singapore that sends you a daily video). I totally appreciate their effort to compile and update the parents on a daily basis of the happenings in camp so that we can talk about it at the end of the day and share their excitement too! 

Besides the super popular Harry Potter camp, if you are not so much of a potter head like my kids there is Santa Science  and Mythbusters Science  camps at 3 location – Center, East and West (address below)
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Most of the camps have been sold out or with very limited places remaining, for latest information and camp availability, pls click here

CENTER: 6 and 9 Mohamed Sultan Rd, 02/02 238959 Singapore

and 221 River Valley Road

WEST: 887a Bukit Timah Road

EAST: 229 Joo Chiat Road

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Giveaway: Uncle Tony’s Pizza – generous toppings, excellent crust and wallet friendly too!

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For affordable and good tasting pizza especially for home parties or lazy weekend, we have Uncle Tony’s Pizza to rely upon. 

Uncle Tony’s Pizza started off as a humble business led by Chef Tony Alvaro Bianchi at a small intimate shop house in Bishan. With his extensive knowledge on authentic Italian cuisine, their dough recipe is hand-made from scratch daily and their secret tomato sauce is simmered for precisely 8 hours a day! Their pizza uses signature tomato sauce made from scratch with fresh Californian Tomatoes, Basil, Sweet Onion, and Parmesan Cheese! is simmered for exactly 8 hours a day. What is pizza without the awesome cheese pull made of a mix of Parmesan, Cheddar, and Mozzarella that is imported from Italy. 

I was hosting a small potluck party at home with my kids’ cousins over the Deepavali weekend so pizza is a sure winner for all  kids. I ordered Classic Pepperoni 12″, Meat Lover’s Delight 12″Hawaiian 12″   and 2 sides – crispy chicken wings and crispy chicken nuggets 

Our sumptuous pizza lunch

Meat Lover’s Delight

Hawaiian

Classic Pepperoni

Crispy chicken wings

crispy nuggets

ordered some juices and coke as well

My girl loved the Classic Pepperoni as they were so generous with thinly sliced beef pepperoni. For my pineapple loving boys, they love Hawaiian pizza as it came with huge pineapple chunks and chicken ham slices. For meat lovers, Meat Lover’s Delight  is a must order with a combination of smoked beef pepperoni and steamed chicken breast over a beef bolognese sauce – you cant get any more satisfying that this! 

Loved the crust which had the right thickness and crunch, super generous toppings, love the nice blend of made from scratch tomato sauces and cheese making this a worthy pizza! 

The sides came not soggy and still crispy just like their name. 

Their 12″ inch pizzas are super affordable from $9.90 onwards. For all orders above SGD60, it is free 1 hour delivery. 

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Favflorist – of freshest blooms and unique flower domes , online florist offering flower delivery in Singapore

I don’t think there is any lady who does not love fresh blooms, Favflorist , is an  online florist in Singapore  famed for its fresh flower bouquets from as low as $21.90, using only the latest and freshest flowers, free of pesticides and each creation is intricately designed by experienced florists. 

Flowers are for all occasions, coincidentally my anniversary was round the corner, hence I thought a flower and cake combination would be a lovely anniversary gift. My anniversary celebration had been always been an after thought, but we do want to do something we remembered by. One year, we had a staycation and celebrated over dinner at the hotel’s restaurant. Last year, was the most memorable as it coincided with my business trip in HK, so my husband flew over and we had a romantic dinner overlooking the HK harbour. 

This year being the unfortunate year (even dining, we have to be on separate tables as we are a family of 6), I wasn’t really in a mood to plan an extravagant dinner nor staycation so I was really looking forward to this arranged gift from Favflorist (thank you for making my anniversary a memorable one) to commemorate our wedding anniversary.

I was about to choose a pink bouquet until I saw their unique flower dome. Very often I feel sad when my bloom withered and dried up. I never own a flower dome before, so I thought instead of the usual fresh blooms, I opted for a flower dome bundle with a 6-inch cake to commemorate my 13th wedding anniversary. They have more than 10 types of flower domes, I had a hard time choosing the flower dome that I like as they were all so pretty. After deciding on my choice of flower dome, next I had to choose the cake (more than 30 types to choose from) of my choice – so being a chocolate lover – this was easier than choosing the flower dome! The cakes are sourced from Whyzee , which I also reviewed it before here , no-frills good quality cake. 

Their preserved flower domes has been beautifully created.. The best part of this flower dome is the beauty can be admired for a long time. They even have LED lights to bring out creation and can be a home decor piece in itself. So I have kept it by my bed side as a decor piece and even as a night light! 

come in a beautiful black gift box

really pretty at night by my bedside with LED lights switched on

mightily pleased with my choice

 

my kind of cake – full chocolate!

 

pretty much sums up my wedding celebration, flower dome and cake from Favflorist and hubby bought me a fresh bouquet for dinner

The delivery was within a 3-hour time frame and it came during the assigned time slot, good service delivery. The flower dome came in beautiful black box (perfect for gifting) and cake arrived still chilled.

They also have different bundles like fresh flower with  cake, or flower with balloons beside the bundle I had ordered, if you prefer fresh flowers instead of flower dome or balloon instead of cake. They offer free same day  flower delivery in Singapore  for all orders even for the cheapest of orders, so if you don’t really want to splurge they offer very affordable bouquets., 

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Andsoforthjr’s Around the World in 80 days – not to be missed amazing sets and experiences for the entire family

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This was our fourth time catching production by Andsoforthjr (since 2017) and I do come with very high expectations as their shows had always been memorable especially from the eyes of my precious kids – there is nothing quite like this in Singapore.

Taking a trip back to 2017, we had our very first unforgettable immersive experience  with Wonderland exploring all the characters of Alice in Wonderland. In 2018, they explored the stories by brother Grimm’s through Tales of Grimmsneyland Then they went big with 22 Stories, a massive sets of 22 Stories and many hours of fun like no other but I missed the more intimate settings like the previous 2 installments. 

With this year almost ending (we watched a grand total of 1 show that was in January),   I am so glad there is 2020 edition and a live event (frankly I had quite enough of virtual experiences at the comfort of home). They are back to the intimate setting (same location as the first 2 installments) with single theme immersive experience and if you have missed the previous immersive productions for kids, this year’s Around the World in 80 days has set the bar so high, that even myself  who had been to their sets in the past 3 years, I am so impressed and blown away and waiting to reread the classic all over again. 

Analysing the famous classic by Jules Verne, there is no better time to explore the topic of travel (I am having huge cabin fever no thanks to Covid) for some bitter sweet nostalgia. Following the journey of Phileas Fogg as he try to win a wager through 5 locations and experience (kids edition, the adult dinner edition has 2 more locations):

Location and Experience 1:

The set looking just like in the 19th century, West End Theatre in London, as the narrator tells the story of Phileas Fogg especially for the young and some old (like my husband) who has not read the classic, and the kids get experience handling money and purchasing their own tickets at a ticket booth. 

Location and Experience 2:

On board The Mongolia as the ship travelled from Suez to Mumbai, in a replica ship cabin completed with ropes and candeliers, my kids learnt some sailors’ language and learn to tie a sailor’s knot!

 

Location and Experience 3:

Arriving in Mumbai, India and through the jungles of Calcutta , we got to see life sized elephant puppet and 3-d craft provided (this is to be done at home)

 Location and Experience 4 (my personal favourite):

In the Kowloon Canton Railway in Hong Kong , complete with Chinese music streaming into the cabin and the experience of a moving set using video projection. For the brief moment of 15 minutes, I actually momentarily thought that I was in a train but the moment ended too briefly (making me realized how much I have miss travelling). The kids get to learn a write on a postcard and Victorian language. 

Location and Experience 5:

Arriving in the coal mine of Japan, to pay homage to coal which were the main sources of energy for transportation in the past and this was the very fuel that allowed Phileas Fogg to travel around the world. The kids did charcoal sketching and also played with shadow. 

I shall not spoil it too much here as this was a wholesome experience bringing a classic to life from a workshop perspective, still very immersive in nature, the amazing narrators who brought the each location, story and experience alive especially to the young one and credit definitely goes to the amazing set (no detail spared), the best of Andsoforthjr doing this classic its due honour. After the show, my husband said that he now must read the classic and each kid had their own favourite location and experience. I am also hoping this would be  a great introduction for my older kids to pick up the classic even if it is the abridged version. We booked the afternoon slot and it was just the perfect post exam family bonding for my family (not weather dependent too). With no travel in sight, in the words of my kids we “travelled” the world in 1 afternoon. 

I do have more video on my IGS, however, if you would really keep the elements of suspense, surprise and experience it for the first time with your kids, I prefer you not to unless you are sitting on the fence and wanting to know more. 

Weekends from now to 20 Dec ( numerous slots but cap at 10 pax per slot) 

$48/pax 

For Ages: 3 to 10

Parent or adult must accompany children who are 7 and below.
All attendees are required to purchase tickets.
Children 2 and below come for $1

Duration: 75mins

Book here, some weekends are already sold out.  


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35% off for 11.11 and Black Friday sales (mark your calendar) : The amazing Sudio Tolv

I have a big fan of Sudio and had own many Sudio wireless earphones. It was Sudio that introduce me to the world of wireless earphones. This time I will be reviewing the Sudio TOLV  earphones. 

At first sight

Having own a pink and navy green earphones from different Sudio models, I opted for the white edition as this will be used by my husband mainly – so a more gender neutral colour, else I will pick another pink earphones (just joking). It was not a pure white, but a tinge of rose gold to break the overall white monotony – truly a beauty! The charging case is really small and compact, easily fitting any men’s pocket and small handbag.  

Using it

Just like the Sudio ETT, it is an automatic switch on and pairing upon removal from case, super idiot proof ( I am quite a technical noob) , it was super easy to pair unlike the older model like the Niva which was more 2-step. This pair has an amazing 35 hours battery life, means I can watch almost the entire K-drama series without charging! So much battery power for such small earphones – truly amazing technology. 

Loving it

The sound quality is amazing as always, I had my Korean drama OST playing as I typed on this blog, really no complain even though I am not an audiophile, I can definitely tell a good and crisp sound streaming to my ears! The audio quality of Sudio products has always been its selling point and of course its nifty design –  fashionable and functional! You have to own a pair to truly appreciate Sudio at its best. 

Specs:

-35 hours of battery life, 7 hours in a single charge

-New graphene driver for top notch sound quality

-Automatic pairing

-Available in 6 colours – white, black, green, anthracite, pink & pastel blue

-Siri & Google assistant compatible

As always with all Sudio products, it comes with free worldwide shipping, 3 years international warranty and 30 days no questions asked return policy.

Sudio TOLV comes in 6 colours –  white, black, green, anthracite (this is unique gender neutral colour as well), pink (my all time favourite) & pastel blue and retailing at SGD149 (before the 35% discount)

And for 2 upcoming promotions in November, you can get any Sudio products at an amazing discount of 35% (that is less than SGD 100!) by quoting my discount code mypreciouzkids35

Only limited to the 11.11 Campaign November 4 to 11 and Black Friday November 23 to 30 ! Mark the days on your calendar if you want to cart yourself this awesome set! 

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post.  No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are my own. 

 


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