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Ben & Jerry's : Free Cone Day

An annual event by Ben & Jerry's - the Free Cone Day! This year, you can redeem your cone Ben and Jerry's icecream absolutely free at all Ben & Jerry's stores in Singapore on 9th April 2013. Mark this date down on your calendar.

Ben & Jerry also has another ongoing promotion till 31st May 2013. Flash this coupon to buy a cup or cone B&J icecream and get the same size free~

Yep~ I had redeemed this offer. Here's mine~
A weird tasting scoop of Mango and a scoop of yummy cookies and cream icecream.

Ben & Jerry's

Mitju Warehouse Sale

Mitju Warehouse Sale is back again this weekend. The previous Mitju warehouse sales I went to, I loot at least 2 pairs of shoes. Huge sales! So, I went to try my luck, thinking that since the sales starts at 10am on Friday, I will reach around 10am, giving me more than enough time to avoid the crowd and queue.

Boy, was I wrong. I reached 15 minutes past 10am, and here's the queue! Freaking long. I for waited at least 45 minutes to get in... Sighs... I was overly confident that I could beat the crowd. Haha..

Finally, I am nearing the door into the heaven with mountains of shoes... Yep, just at least another 5 sets of 10 queuers before me.....

Inside, was the same as previous two warehouse sales. But this year, the shoes are not as cheap as the last. Sobs. This year, each pair of shoes costs $20 and two pairs cost $35. They have a premium section selling 1 for $30 and 2 for $50. (Just to share, last year, the "normal" shoes were selling at 1 for $18 and 2 for $25)

Even tho…

Red Star Restaurant

Today is a public holiday, Good Friday, and we planned to go for dim sum breakfast with my FIL. He chose Red Star Restaurant. We left our house at 7.30am in the morning and headed there in a cab (By the way, the cab was not easy to get). We reached an hour later. There was a long queue (At least 6 groups in front of us) and a super crowded restaurant.

Here's the restaurant's view from the queue. CROWDED. And we were fascinated with the groups and groups of people in certain areas. You will get to know why later. After more than 30 minutes of queuing, we were ushered our table. Just to share, the queue got twice as long than when we just reach. Lucky us...

After being seated, we waited for SOMEONE to come and give us a card. It took pretty long. It was our first visit to this restaurant, we were not quite sure what to do. I even wanted to be a kiasu auntie and join in the long queue before getting the card =P

One of the long queues we spotted while queuing for our table was the… Blogger Sharing Session

I was invited by CF to join her for a blogger sharing session, Blogging for Leisure VS Profit: A Blogger's Dilemma, at SPH Auditorium.

Four bloggers, panelists for the upcoming Singapore Blog Awards 2013 in July, shared with us their views and experiences on blogging. They shared their initial reasons of starting up their blogs, and for some, how their blogs progressed to a source of earning money. One topic was on integrity. Whatever blog entry you post, paid or not, the authenticity of what you share online, has to be a personal experience and true.

After listening to what they shared with us, I had got a different perspective to bloggers and blogger. For this blog, I'm blogging mainly as a diary, with photos, feelings, feedback and dates, to keep "track" of what I did, so as to reference back in future.

Here are their blogs:

Movie tickets from Clear.24.7

Collected two Cathay cinema movie tickets at lunch today. It's a prize from Citibank's Clear.24.7 mobile web app.

To be honest, I didn't expect this win. The last usage of this mobile web app was last year when it was still quite new.

I was notified with an SMS, stating my win and how to collect the prize. I only need to present the SMS and my ID at the redemption centre at The Central.

Nevertheless, thank you Citibank.

MDF March 2013

This month's HOT FM's Must Drink Friday happens one week earlier as the last friday of the month is a public holiday, Good Friday. It was held at the rooftop bar Fabrika @ The Klapsons Boutique Hotel.

Fabrika by Chivas is a rooftop bar located on the 17th floor of The Klapsons Boutique Hotel. It's accessed by the lift located at the back of the lobby, just follow the sign on the wall. The bar is a collaboration between the hotel and the whisky label.

Shan and Cheryl from The Shan and Cheryl Show from 4pm to 7pm gave me a call and invited me and three friends to this month's Must Drink Friday. Cool! I was so happy and excited to get the invitation.

My friends and I reached the place a little over 8pm. The registering and photo taking at level one took quite long. At registration, we were given a slip of paper each to finish this sentence "I am HOT and HAPPY because ..." The winner will stand to win a staycation at The Klapsons Boutique Hotel. Another win is th…

Happy White Day

White day is marked on the 14 March on the calendars in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. What do people do on White Day? I read up on wikipedia...

White Day was first celebrated in 1978 in Japan. It was started by the National Confectionery Industry Association as an "answer day" to Valentine's Day on the grounds that men should pay back the women who gave them chocolate and other gifts on Valentine's Day. In 1977, a Fukuoka-based confectionery company, Ishimuramanseido, marketed marshmallows to men on March 14, calling it Marshmallow Day (マシュマロデー).  Soon there after, confectionery companies began marketing white chocolate. Now, men give both white and dark chocolate, as well as other edible and non-edible gifts, such as jewellery or objects of sentimental value, or white clothing like lingerie, to women from whom they received chocolate on Valentine's Day one month earlier. If the chocolate given to him was Giri choco, the man likewise may not be expressing actual…

Confession of Murder

CONFESSION OF MURDER - A Korean Action Thriller Movie. Written and directed by Jung Byung-gil. Starring Jung Jae-young and Park Si-hoo. The movie is about a serial killer who became a celebrity after 15 years, by publishing a book on his murders, and the detective who was on this case but is unable to apprehend this murderer turn celebrity, because the law has forgave him.

I was invited by CF to join her in this movie preview today at GV Plaza. This movie preview event is jointly-organised by GV and CF is one of the lucky 20 bloggers who are selected to bring along a guest to watch and review this movie. Their blogs will be shared on omy blog club. There were other guests with goodies bags, I guess they are from other contests'. It is a free seating event.

Confession of Murder will be available on Singapore's big screen starting this Thursday, 14 March 2013. This movie is rated NC16.

Synopsis: 15 years ago, an infamous serial killing case that left 10 women dead shook th…

Clarins White Plus Total Luminescent Intensive Brightening Serum

Clarins is giving out a free trial of their new White Plus HP Total Luminescent Intensive Brightening Serum and a complimentary skin consultation when you sign up via their Facebook App, New White Plus.

When signing up, you can choose from a list of counters islandwide for your free trial and free consultation. They are located in:
BHG Bugis, Clarins Skin Spa, Isetan Nex, Isetan Katong, Isetan Scotts, Isetan Tampines, Metro City Square, Metro Paragon, Metro Seng Kang, Metro Woodland, Robinson Centrepoint, Robinson Raffles City, Takashimaya, TANGS Orchard, TANGS VivoCity

Clarins White Plus HP Total Luminescent Intensive Brightening Serum (Trial)

Shock The World Tour Design Competition

I was browsing contest ideas on Facebook and came across a G-Shock competition. It looks pretty interesting. Maybe I will try to submit too? Maybe maybe...

The competition lets you design your own G-Shock, base on the brand's 30th Anniversary milestone, and stand to win amazing prizes like a trip to Japan for 2, Casio Exilim cameras and Casio vouchers.

Interested participants can start by downloading a blank template of the CASIO G-SHOCK G-6900 from to design your own G-Shock.
OBJECTIVE: The design should reflect the G-SHOCK brand identity of real toughness and highlight the brand's 30th Anniversary milestone.  Participants may submit as many designs but only ONE entry per participant is allowed to be shortlisted for the finals.

The contest ends 15 April 2013

Find out more

Font of the month

Brain Flower

I have just used this font for a Facebook Cover. It's a handwriting, casual font. Great for using on artwork to depict fun and displays personalisation.

Download font

Here's where I used the font. Looks cute ay?

Facebook Covers

I have been doing quite a number of facebook covers for my friends and myself. It's quite fun, but also challenging, as to what words to put in, what topic to present, what kind of feelings you wish to bring across.

When designing Facebook covers, I will always make sure that my design fits in both pc browser and mobile app/browser. Elements placed outside the mobile app/browser width will be cut off. So always remember to position the key element in the middle.

Here's a diagram showing the dimensions and positioning. The area in the center that is outlined by dotted lines, is the area to put your key elements in the cover photo. Do take note of the hole at the left side, as that is the location of the display picture in mobile app/browser.

The positioning seems straightforward? Try it yourself. Here the dimension to save your final file.
- 851px x 315px

Here are a few Facebook covers that I did.

Notion Age Chinese New Year theme
Adaption of the Chinese New Year Card that I…

Hyangtogol Korean BBQ

The date for a gathering with my poly friends was finally set on today. It is really not easy to set a date to meet up with so many of us. Nine to be exact. My two close poly girlfriends were not able to join us as one is heavily pregnant (<3 baby baby~) and the other just got into a bicycle accident (dear girl, get well soon).

Dinner was at Hyangtogol Korean BBQ, located on the second level of Amara Hotel. We were ushered into a room. Cool! Private room. I was feeling honored to get our own room without any additional charges and we are able to hear each other talk. The common area is very noisy. Even being in a room, I was able to hear the noise from outside.

It could be due to being in a room, we have this device to call for service. At the initial part of the meal, pressing the button gets us almost immediate service. But at the end of the meal, pressing multiple times gets us no service. Guess the service crew is busy running around.

The side dishes were quite nice. Some of th…