ARBORA | Faber Peak's beautifully redesigned, nature-inspired Arbora Bistro

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
One Faber Group is unveiling three new offerings: the redesigned Arbora, refreshed Miraculous 2, and revamped Faber Peak Gift Shop!
Gex & I got to enjoy a three-course dinner at the beautifully redesigned, nature-inspired Arbora Bistro, before talking a short stroll to tour Arbora's new outdoor children's play area and Faber Peak's new Gift Shop -- answering the question of what it would be like to shop inside a giant cable car! To end the night, we went on a magical adventure across different worlds with Miraculous 2, Faber Peak's first video mapping multimedia magic light show, which has been completely refreshed since its launch earlier this year.

---

ARBORA
Arbora Hilltop Dining
109 Mount Faber Road
Singapore (099203)

Appetizer
Chilli Crab Potato Skins
Singapore Chilli Crab Gravy, Deep Fried Potato Skins

Main Course
Crispy Pork Belly
Crispy Pork Belly, Sweet Pickled Vegetables, Mesclun Salad, Dijon Mustard 
Rack of Lamb
Char-grilled Lamb Rack, Seasonal Vegetables, Mashed Potato, Prune Sauce
Smoked Duck Mushroom Ragout
Smoked Duck, Mushrooms, Spinach Leaves, Cream Sauce, Spaghetti Dessert Jar Of Love Dark Chocolate Ice Cream, Salted Milk Chocolate Cream, Vanilla Ivory Ice Cream, Meringue, Wafer, Fresh Berries
Jar Of Love
Dark Chocolate Ice Cream, Salted Milk Chocolate Cream, Vanilla Ivory Cream, Meringue, Wafer, Fresh Berries

---

Ended the night hanging our wishes on the "love bridge" at Faber Peak with Shevonne & Shawn.

--- 

BenQ Eye Care Monitor GW2480T

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Founded on the corporate vision of “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life”, BenQ Corporation is a world-leading human technology and solutions provider aiming to elevate and enrich every aspect of consumers’ lives. To realize this vision, the company focuses on the aspects that matter most to people today – lifestyle, business, healthcare and education – with the hope of providing people with the means to live better, increase efficiency, feel healthier and enhance learning. Such means include a delightful broad portfolio of people-driven products and embedded technologies spanning digital projectors, monitors, interactive large-format displays, digital cameras and camcorders, mobile computing devices, and lighting solutions. Because it matters.


E-learning is a trend. Kids and digital screens are nearly inseparable these days. Children at an early age spend more time on laptops or tablets with a short viewing distance or in dim light. These are the main reasons that cause short-sightedness and as much as I try to control Aaryanna's screen time, I know it is inevitable.

Children at an early age, especially middle school students, spend more time on laptops or tablets with a short viewing distance or in dim light. Though laptops and tablets are convenient and highly portable, they are not suitable for doing research or creating content because a small-sized display is bad for eyes and bone growth.

BenQ was the first brand to be certified by TUV for Flicker- Free and Low Blue-light. In their new generation of monitors, they continued to focus on eye care features, with customers’ eye health. BenQ released a new feature termed as Brightness Intelligence. As the term implies, the monitor, via a sensor, detects the ambient light condition and adjust the brightness, and or color temperature of the screen automatically.

The GW2480T with Flicker-Free Technology, Low Blue Light Technology, Brightness Intelligence Technology (B.I. Tech.), Color Weakness Mode, and Height Adjustment Stand can solve these problems and do even more to enhance learning. Students can concentrate more on their studies and have better learning efficiency without feeling eye strain or potentially developing myopia.

  Best for middle school students in digital learning
 24 inches, 16:9 aspect ratio
 1920x1080 resolution
 Height Adjustment Stand (HAS)
 Brightness Intelligence Technology (B.I. Tech.)
 Low Blue LightTechnology
 Flicker-Free Technology
 Color Weakness Mode
 IPS panel
 HDMI 1.4 / DisplayPort 1.2 / D-sub / Headphone jack


BenQ Eye Care Monitor GW2480T Product Features:

 Studying with the correct Seating Position
Studying with improper posture could result in vision problems as well as affect children's bone growth. BenQ GW2480T with Height Adjustment Stand that can be customized for height, tilt, pivot, and swivel makes it fit better with different stages of growth.

 Study with the Proper Display Brightness 
 Most of students don't manually adjust the display brightness according to the ambient light every day. BenQ's unique Brightness Intelligence Technology (B.I. Tech.) can automatically adjust the monitor's brightness according to the ambient light. The B.I. sensor can sense the brightness of our surroundings throughout the day, and automatically adjusts display brightness to deliver the most comfortable viewing experience.

 Low Blue Light for Better Sleep Quality
The blue light emitted from digital devices can lower the production of melatonin and disrupts students’ sleep quality. The GW2480T with Low Blue Light Technology filters out harmful blue light (420~480nm) for both good sleep quality and eye health.

 Flicker-Free Makes for Better Viewing Comfort 
Screen flickering can put extra stress on students' eyes, causing excessive blinking and frequent rubbing of the eyes. A conventional LCD screens flicker at the rate of 250 times per second, which is invisible to naked eyes. If students look at a monitor for 8 hours, their eyes perceive about 5.8 million flickers.The GW2480T with Flicker-Free Technology can effectively diminish eye fatigue for better viewing comfort and studying efficiency. 

 Study with Real Color 
For children who like creating art, color weakness might likely affect their color resignation and interest in art learning. The GW2480T with a Color Weakness Mode gives students a better perception of natural color by offering filters for red color deficiency (or protanomaly) and green color deficiency (deuteranomaly).

 And many more...

Here you can see Aaryanna enjoying her youtube videos, however, this is not an ergonomic table. I don't usually let her sit that close to the screen. This is solely for picture taking purposes only. However, as she's entering Primary School next year, we are on the lookout for an ergonomic table for her to have a full range solution for her eye care. If you guys have any recommendations, please share them with us! 

---

If you are keen:
Click here for more info on the BenQ Eye Care Monitor GW2480T 
& Click here if you're keen to purchase it for your child.

GSK Scotts DHA Gummies

Thursday, August 29, 2019
I've always been concerned with Aaryanna's development and I'm always on the lookout for Kids' supplements for her. Imagine my excitement when I found out about DHA Blackcurrant gummies and how it supports and helps with my child’s brain development. 

DHA is an Omega 3 fatty acid, which is a major building block of brain and retina. DHA supports normal brain development and contributes to the maintenance of normal brain functioning. These gummies have microencapsulated DHA technology that locks in the goodness of fish oil without the fishy taste and smell. In addition to DHA, Scott's DHA Gummies also contain Vitamin D, which supports healthy immune function and the development of strong bones in children. Taking Scott's DHA Gummies every day can help children meet their daily requirements of omega 3 fatty acids. It's super yummy and comes in Orange and Strawberry as well. Me and Aaryanna's favourite is the Newest Blackcurrant one (Yes, I eat it too becos it is that yummy!)

For more info, visit: https://www.scottskids.com/sg

CORAL SWIMWEAR | KAI Two Piece Swimsuit (Deep Coral)

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Wearing KAI Two Piece Swim Suit (Deep Coral) from Coral Swimwear. 
This swimsuit set is so versatile I have even worn it as a top. 
It's also not too revealing IMHO, showing just the right amount of skin. 

Coral Swimwear is currently having their End of Season sale with discounts of up to 40%! 

---



GLOWFULLY | Glowfully Charcoal Beads Gel Cleanse

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Glowfully is a local skincare brand founded in 2018 by skincare fanatic, Charlene Sim. 

This platform was started because of her mother. Due to an unfortunate circumstance, Charlene started researching on products and food to avoid during the period of her mother's chemotherapy treatment. It was then that she realised the importance of ingredient composition used in skincare products. Charlene hopes to create a brand that can share her passion and goal which is to bring great, innovative skincare solutions that are formulated with harsh-free ingredients.
As my skin is still healing, I decided to take it slow and introduce one product at a time into my routine instead of trying out the whole skincare range all at once. (Although honestly, I'm really tempted to.) 

The first product I tried was the Glowfully Charcoal Beads Gel Cleanser that is said to Detox your skin without stripping away the skin's essential moisture. It contains charcoal that acts like a magnet to draw out pore-clogging pollutants and impurities. This cleanser is mildly scented with Geranium essential oil to provide a relaxing mini spa experience each time you cleanse your face.

On first try, I was quite surprised to feel that the charcoal beads were so gentle on the skin that I could barely even feel it. 
I was actually expecting it to feel more like a scrub (?) 

-

Moving on, if you'd like to buy or try out any of Glowfully's products, 
they'll be having a booth with Beauty & The Biz this weekend, located at SOTA Art Gallery.
The event date & times are as follows:
16 August 2019 (Friday), 1PM-8PM
17th August 2019 (Saturday), 11AM-7PM
18th August (Sunday), 11AM-4PM

-

Glowfully

MUA.DAWNYEO | Hair and Makeup Artist in Singapore

Friday, August 9, 2019
Makeup by Dawn Yeo


-

Powder Ombre Brows by @browsugar.sg
Classic D Curl Eyelashes by @browsugar.sg


-

Photography and concept by @project1906

-

Special thanks to @fireflyphotography for the studio space

GOLDHEART | Bicentennial Commemorative 999 Gold Note

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

 A leading jewellery chain retailer in Singapore, Goldheart constantly evolves with times to cater to the modern shoppers. From fashion accessories to bridal jewellery, Goldheart embraces the style and trends of today’s consumers, and interpret it into the covetable designs that appeal to their sensibilities. 

To commemorate Singapore’s Bicentennial year, @goldheartjewelry launched the Bicentennial Commemorative 999 Gold Note. Singapore is known to be a food haven with the variety of food from different races. With that in mind, you’ll find iconic food items like Chilli Crab, Durian, Kopi, Kaya Toast and not forgetting our landmarks, the Merlion, Peranakan shophouses, Singapore Flyer and many more! 🎉 

Grab your bundle set in HUAT number at @goldheartjewelry for $75 to commemorate this Singapore Bicentennial year! 

HOMEAWAY ASIA | Seminyak, Bali

Monday, July 29, 2019
Took a short trip to Bali, Seminyak with my family over the weekend. It's been awhile since we all went away together. So glad everyone managed to fork out the time for this.

We stayed at one of HomeAway Asia's many villas. I love the fact that HomeAway is a whole home; that means more space for everyone to stay together and more amenities to help us spend quality time together. For eg. The Villa we booked could sleep up to 10 people, had a BBQ Pit, Jacuzzi & a huge pool! We also had full privacy, no hosts and no strangers! 

Everyday there would be someone to come cleanup the place. My brother calls them "elves" cos they were so quiet. They came to clean up the place without any of us even us noticing. 

If you're heading to Bali and keen to book the villa we stayed at or the many other places HomeAway has in store: Click here to see more! 

---

HomeAway Asia

HD Mask | High Definition Advanced Repair Concentrated Recovery Mask Review

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
HD Advanced Repair Concentrated Recovery Mask comes with a High Performance foil-backed sheet mask which creates a protective barrier allowing potent technologies to penetrate fast and deep within the skin's surface and helps to lock in moisture. It claims to instantly leave skin looking fresher & renewed. 

After seeing all the raves about it online, I decided to try it out for myself. I've tried a couple of highly raved masks previously that did not work for me so I wasn't expecting anything much out of this.

In all honesty, I really feel it's about finding what works for your skin. Things that may work for me, might not work for you - Vice versa. 

The HD Advanced Repair Concentrated Recovery Mask comes in two pieces, one for the top of your face (eye area) and another for the bottom of your face (mouth area). Upon trying out this mask, I noticed the stark difference of my skin looking slightly brighter and a little more moisturised. However, it is no miracle mask. And like any other skincare products, healing your skin takes time. Lots of time. 

HD Advance Repair Concentrated Recovery mask comes in 4 pieces/ box and is going for $38/-. 
Quote my name for FREE delivery when you order from @JamieMWQ 

ARTSY BUGSY | Art Classes in the Central/North of Singapore

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Artsy Bugsy strives to be Singapore's leading art school for children.
Their programs are designed to help students develop their imagination and explore their creativity. Although art is great as a pastime, they are strong supporters of their student's ambitions. This means taking their work seriously and placing great emphasis on respecting their students’ artistic integrity.

 ​ Art can help develop your child's confidence. 
 Through their art classes, they will work with each child and their ability to express their inner creative worlds. By seeing their own progression from one week to the next, students will thus develop a solid confidence in themselves and their art. ​ 

 They truly believe that the children who come through their doors may be the great artists of tomorrow.

---

Attended Artsy Bugsy's Grand Opening previously for a Parent + Child Workshop 
where Gex & Aaryanna made a flower bouquet for me!!! Hehe.
This was the bouquet they made. I thought it was really creative! 
In this two pictures, Aary is telling me that I should stop taking pictures cos the sun is too hot and we GTG. Hahahahaha.
The bouquet now sits in the corner of my room with all our other craft bouquets - Aaryanna loves doing craft work to death so we're constantly on the lookout for stuff that will let her creativity flow. Not sure if anyone is keen, but I occasionally share snippets of our craft work on my instastories
Would y'all want to see more indepth stuff of our art & craft stuff? Let me know! 
This was taken on the day of Artsy Bugsy's Grand Opening! :)
On the left is Teacher Sharmaine, she's the Teacher who led the class for the Parent + Child Workshop

---

Fast forward, we got a chance to pop by Artsy Bugsy again last weekend.
When I told Aaryanna about it she was thrilled. 
What I really like about Artsy Bugsy is that their lessons for kids not only consists of just drawing/painting on paper 
but also cutting, gluing etc. Which makes the whole experience so much more exciting, IMHO.
Just look at how cute these artworks are?!?!?!?!?!? 
I THINK these are from the Parent + Child Workshops during the June Holidays. 
They also have a space for Parents' to Art Jam when your kids are in class!!!
This was what Aaryanna did for her first lesson - It takes two lessons to complete this, apparently. 
She's supposed to cut and paste the Tiger to make a complete picture. 
Can't wait for her to finish up the next lesson & I'll update again on the complete work. 

She was very upset to leave after class and kept asking me if she could stay lor...

Anyway, apart from their Art Classes,
you can also book their venue (which can hold up to 30 pax) for corporate events or workshops!!!

---

Sharing some of their class schedules here in case anyone is keen:
For adult classes or more info please check out their Instagram or Website k.

x

---

47 Jalan Peminpin
#02-08
Singapore (577200)

Email: hello@artsybugsy.com
Tel: +65 9010 7663