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YourWifi – Overseas Portable WiFi (LOWEST $8/DAY ON EUROPE WIFI MUST NOT MISS)

YourWifi, Sydney, Australia

YourWifi, Sydney, Australia

You all should know me by now that I enjoy using YourWifi services when I am traveling.

I am able to share my travel updates and clear my email on the go thanks to YourWifi. You know it’s hard to find for free wifi network when you are outside. Plus, they are usually unsecured, unreliable and risky. Who knows they may even steal your data when you are using it?

Make sure to get yourself a portable Wifi router! What I like about YourWifi is that they provide you with their portable charger so you can recharge when the battery dies. You never have to worry about not having the internet anymore.

YourWifi, Sydney, Australia

YourWifi, Sydney, Australia

Australia was beautiful! I can’t wait to travel back there again.

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7 things you must do at Nagano – A peak at Nagano

I got to attend a screening at JAPAN RAIL CAFE about Nagano prefecture, a region that is mountainous and landlocked to know more about its top destination areas and speciality. Organized by NHK WORLD, it was based on a series program called, ‘A Peak at Nagano‘ which promotes the region.

NHK Event

NHK Event

Previously, I did not know that the region exists, nor I was interested to travel around Japan other than Osaka and Tokyo. But after going through the talk about Nagano, it was truly an eye-opener that there are actually so many other things to do in Japan! I was intrigued to know that the region is easily accessible by Japan’s railway system from Tokyo and Nagoya!  Make sure to take advantage and visit the area for your next vacation!

 1.

Matsumoto Castle

Matsumoto Castle

Credit: NHK World

Beautiful and elegant, yet designed to ward off intruders

Matsumoto Castle is located in the second largest city in Nagano prefecture, Matsumoto. The castle is considered a national treasure as it has a long history of more than 400 years! Do you know that the traditional structure was designed in a way that it actually fight off any enemy that tries to attack it in the past? Sounds interesting right? I’m sure it is a place for you to discover something new and special.

Besides,  you will get a taste of traditional Japan in the city of Matsumoto. I highly recommend you to check out the area.

2.

 Zenkoji Temple

Zenkoji Temple

Credit: NHK World

One of the most popular temples in Nagano is the Zenkoji Temple, you must not miss it when visiting there. The centerpiece of the temple that enshrines is the holy statue of Amitabha, the Buddha of Pure Land Buddhism. Dating back to the 7th century, this historic temple is one of the only few temples that still has strong religious roots as morning rituals are still held daily by the high priest  So make sure to visit and understand more about it when you are there!

3.

Lake Suwa

Lake Suwa

Credit: Go! Nagano (http://www.go-nagano.net)

Cruise around the largest lake in Nagano Prefecture and enjoy the month-long fireworks festival every evening during summertime. Make sure to catch the longest and biggest Suwa Lake Fireworks where you can expect to see over 40,000 fireworks go up in the sky on the 15th of August! The breathtaking festival will be held during August till early September annually. Additionally, the lake is surrounded by lots of hot springs, I highly suggest you to stay a night in one of the nearby traditional inns to truly feel relax and understand the history here.

4.

Kamakura Village

Kamakura-Village

Credit: Go! Nagano (http://www.go-nagano.net)

Be enchanted with the famous Kamakura snow huts in the winter. Thick white blanket of snow will be covered usually in the month of February and approximately 20 magnificent snow huts will be built to celebrate the season! Make sure to feel magical by lighting up one of the snow huts! 

5.

Cruise Trains (also known as Sight Seeing Trains)

 

Night View Obasute

Credit: NHK World

Have you set on a train in Japan and stunned at Japan’s amazing scenic view? Ride a round trip train from Nagano to Obsaute at night just for a speculator view! What’s more, a delicious bento that uses ingredients from Obsaute will be provided for each ticket holder. The trip is called as ‘Night View Obasute’. Isn’t it nice that you will be able to dine while enjoying the night view? Romantic and extraordinary. 

6.

Kamikochi

Credit: Japan-Guide (http://www.japan-guide.com)

Credit: Japan-Guide (http://www.japan-guide.com)

Home of over 3,000-meter high mountains, you will be greeted with some of Japan’s most spectacular mountain scenery here in Kamikochi.  Be sure to wander around Taisho Pond where decayed trees due to the eruption of nearby volcano Takedake provide a special sight of the area. Immerse yourself in nature and take a moment to enjoy the surroundings as there are so much more to see like the Tashiro and Myojin lakes. If you are feeling adventurous, there are hiking courses to the summits of the mountains! It is a wonderful place that you can’t miss if you like hiking. Do note, however, that the park is only accessible by bus or taxi.

7.

Azumino City

Located in the central of Nagano prefecture, be sure to take a cycling tour on Azumino Yamabiko Cycling course. It is easy to rent a bicycle at a reasonable price to explore the city to places such as the Azumino National Park for an incredible view, and Daio Wasabi Farm which you can experience yourself the harvesting of Wasabi plant. You can tune into NHK WORLD to catch one of their programs called, ‘CYCLE AROUND JAPAN on ‘Nagano – Life Deep in the Mountainsto discover the secret places of Nagano.

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Fun-facts about Nagano:

Do you know that Nagano has the longest life expectancy in Japan? 80.88 years for men while 87.18 years for women. However, it was very different 50 years ago as the residents of the region used to have a diet high in salt. Yet, the situation at early 1980 turned quickly as the government encouraged the residents there to stay active and reduce sodium intake by eating smaller quantities of pickled vegetables and less consumption of salty miso soup. The campaign was a huge success and now the region is Japan’s longest life span expectancy!

NHK WORLD

Find out more about Nagano on NHK WORLD’s latest series, A Peak at Nagano‘ that features episodes on tourism in Nagano! There are also other Nagano programmes like ‘Journeys in Japan and Japan Railway Journal for you to discover the secrets of Nagano prefecture. 

For those of you who are new to NHK WORLD, it is a 24 hour English TV channel of Japan’s only public broadcasting station, NHK. You are able to catch the latest news and trends with its wide variety of programmes that covers food, travel, culture and many more.

Tune in to NHK WORLD on your TV via Singtel TV on Ch. 157 or Starhub TV on Ch. 812.

If you don’t have any subscription, do not fear! You can still stream (for free!) the programmes LIVE or access to tons of their content via VOD (video-on-demand) services which are available on NHK WORLD’s official website and their free smartphone app.

If you are interested in traveling there, make sure to check out their official tourism guide by heading over to http://www.go-nagano.net/.

Nagano Navi

Credit: Go! Nagano (http://www.go-nagano.net)

Download ‘Nagano Navi’ on Android or IOS as your Nagano’s travel guide there for information on Nagano’s sights and transportations!

 Brought to you by NHK World and Go! Nagano

 

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Common Chefs Bistro & Café – Hipster Cafe Of The North

 Common Chefs Bistro & Café

Common Chefs Bistro & Café

Simple, innovative and delighting. The hipster cafe of the North, also known as Common Chefs Bistro & Café is indeed a lovely spot to gather with family and friends to have brunch with.With their new menu dishes like my favorite Wazza (Pizza + Waffles) and refreshing Tacos, it  If you stay around Sembawang, be sure to check out Common Chefs!

Recently, they have come out with a new menu dishes like my favorite Wazza (Pizza + Waffles) and refreshing Tacos that would totally delight you!

Common Chefs Bistro & Café - Okonomiyaki Wazza

Common Chefs Bistro & Café – Okonomiyaki Wazza

Ever wondered how would Osaka’s Okonomiyaki and Waffles be like when combined together?

Instead of cabbage, it was served with waffles and I found it intriguing to try it out. Okonomiyaki Wazza was actually surprisingly not bad. For someone who likes Takoyaki or Okonomiyaki, make sure to try it out!

Common Chefs Bistro & Café - Full Breakfast Wazza

Common Chefs Bistro & Café – Full Breakfast Wazza

But, when it comes to my favorite Wazza, I still prefer their Full Breakfast Wazza!

Good classic waffles served with crispy bacon, grilled tomatoes and hearty sunny set egg, it was indeed a full breakfast! I mean with these combinations, it can’t go wrong right?

I do hope, however, is that they offer their customers to choose either bacon or sliced sausages. 

Common Chefs Bistro & Café - Rich Man

Common Chefs Bistro & Café – Rich Man

Flavourful chorizo (pork) patty and scrambled eggs, paired with mountainful drizzle of nacho cheese, it was dead sinful. I know that I will not be a Rich Man after I eat this burger, but I know that it was incredibly rich and delicious. If you are looking for something that is full of flavors, choose this!

Common Chefs Bistro & Café - Tacos

Common Chefs Bistro & Café – Tacos

Though the menu says tacos, it was actually more like burritos. I like the combination of lime, fresh cubed tomatoes, and the seasoning, but I feel that I will like it better if it was actual tacos or crips. 

Common Chefs Bistro & Café

Common Chefs Bistro & Café

Common Chefs Bistro & Café

Contact: +65 6659 1208

Address: 8 Jalan Legundi, #01-13, 759274

http://www.commonchefssg.com/

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Salon Kream @ Holland Village (Exclusive discount 20% off total bill)

Salon Kream

Salon Kream

Salon Kream conveniently locates at the heart of Holland Village. Situated just beside the train station, the salon is opened by a group of friends who have similar mindsets to step forward together in the hair industry.

Salon Kream - Olaplex Treatment

Salon Kream – Olaplex Treatment

I’m sure you guys know that I perm my hair often to maintain my Korean hairstyle. Of course, it isn’t easy to manage and I have to make sure that my hair is in good condition even after perming it. But luckily, I am glad that Salon Kream also uses Olaplex Treatment! I have been raving about Olaplex treatment before and if you don’t know, it is a new reconstructive treatment developed by top scientists in Santa Barbara that enhance the internal structure of the hair and prevents damage that occurs during chemical services like perming or coloring.

Salon Kream

Salon Kream

Waiting for my hair to be treated, permed and cut. I was dazed when they inform me that they close at 6 pm every day. However, it was later on when I understand that they strongly believe in work-life balance. I’m sure their staffs would truly appreciate!

Salon Kream

Salon Kream

Prepare for a hair wash to start off!

Salon Kream

Salon Kream

After a lovely hair wash, my chemist, Willie is preparing to treat and perm my hair. I was amazed that the salon works differently as compared to other hair salons. Willie is considered a professional technician at Kream. He only manages chemical services like perming and coloring. A hair stylist will cut my hair later on!

Salon Kream

Salon Kream

He is very knowledgeable and skilled in his job. He consulted on what kind of hairstyle I want and explained the different techniques he would do based on my request. I am very excited to see the result.

Salon Kream

Salon Kream

I do look like a grandma whenever I’m perming my hair. Hahaha

If you realize, Willie actually added some pricks onto each rubber band curler. It was unusual to me and I questioned about the usefulness of the extra pricks. (which made the curl tighter than usual) He quickly responded to educate me that those pricks were there to make sure that solution penetrates evenly into the hair and also at the same time tightens the rubber band, making sure that the perm is well-done.

Salon Kream

Salon Kream

This was the chemical that he used.

Salon Kream

Salon Kream

Their machine was a little different from the usual too! Instead of having a machine turning around your head with the heat emitting inefficiently, the design of this machine allows a more efficient and even distribution of heat as it has a mini fan to circulate the air around your head.

Salon Kream

Salon Kream

The best thing? They offer tons of e-magazines and I am lovin’ it! 

I am able to get my daily dosage of recipe inspiration from it while doing my hair. I know it has been awhile since I shared a recipe but honestly, it takes a while to develop a recipe to create a video and share on my blog. Plus, with all the other contents I’m covering, I’m so tied down. Nevertheless, I would still try to strive to create new and easy recipes that are quick and delicious! You know me, I’m all about home bake, not those that you can find in an exquisite bakery store.

Salon Kream

Salon Kream

Say hi to my super cute hair stylist, Phyllis! She’s such a fun and funky person.

The moment she met me, she immediately told me that I should try a hairstyle that she thinks would suit me well. She was very eager to give suggestions but at the same time want to make sure that it is something that I am comfortable with.

Salon Kream

Salon Kream

Honestly, I can’t wait to go back again! It was a very comfortable and pleasant experience.

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Salon Kream

Contact Tel: 6463 3373

Website: https://www.facebook.com/salonkream/

Address: Holland Village Lorong Mambong 24B Holland Village, Singapore 277683

Nearest MRT Station: Holland Village

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#OOTD – Take me to Seoul with Gaston Luga Backpacks

#OOTD - Take me to Seoul with Gaston Luga Backpacks

#OOTD – Take me to Seoul with Gaston Luga Backpacks

Classic Navy & Brown backpack from Gaston Luga.
Simplistic and elegant, perfect for traveling.

#OOTD - Take me to Seoul with Gaston Luga Backpacks

#OOTD – Take me to Seoul with Gaston Luga Backpacks

The streets of Myeong Dong are one of the popular shopping districts in Seoul. The area will be buzzing with people from noon onwards, beautiful bright lights at night, tons of cosmetic and apparel design stores and great food.

Shirt: Uniqlo| Trousers: H&M | Shoe: Skechers | Watch: DW | Bag: Gaston Luga

#OOTD - Take me to Seoul with Gaston Luga Backpacks

#OOTD – Take me to Seoul with Gaston Luga Backpacks

A stroll to Namsan Tower. It was a gorgeous trail.

#OOTD - Take me to Seoul with Gaston Luga Backpacks

#OOTD – Take me to Seoul with Gaston Luga Backpacks

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Haddrells of Cambridge – Premium Manuka Honey from New Zealand’s

Haddrell's Manuka Honey

Haddrell’s Manuka Honey

Since 1993, Haddrell’s of Cambridge has been making premium Manuka Honey with environmentally sustainable methods in the farming district of Waikato, North Island of New Zealand. 

With the certification of Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) from the Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association (UMFHA), it proves that their products have been appraised for their quality and purity. It isn’t easy to get such quality trademark at all! I was enlightened that the products of Haddrell’s have to undergo at least 4 different laboratory test to show that it is 100%, unadulterated and natural. 

Haddrell's Manuka Honey

Haddrell’s Manuka Honey

If you don’t know what is UMF,  it is a grading system on Manuka Honey. The higher the better the quality. Manuka Honey has a special unique natural property by having high amount of antibacterial potency. It is great to treat sore throat, common flu and colds.  

It is not cheap to get yourself a bottle of Manuka Honey due to its many healing capabilities. So what to look for when shopping for one?

  • Make sure that the bottle of honey comes from established company
  • Only get it from trusted health food store which has knowledgeable understanding of Manuka Honey
  • Look out for certified UMF registered trademark logo

It is important to know what you are getting when it comes to Manuka Honey. Other labels like “Active Manuka 20+” is not the same as “UMF certified 20+”. The UMF standard is not just a rating of the honey. It includes a range of other rigorous testing and audits to ensure that the Manuka Honey you are getting is natural unadulterated. Now that you are educated, reward yourself!

Haddrell's Manuka Honey

Haddrell’s Manuka Honey

Haddrell’s of Cambridge has a wide range of Manuka Honey. From honey that has been certified as UMF 5+ to all the way 20+, I am sure you will be spoiled with their quality standards of products! I was invited to understand and try their products, and I was amazed by the taste of their Manuka Honey! It is great that they even produce Manuka Honey Lozenges, super convenient to sooth your throat on the go!

Make sure to check out Haddrell’s Manuka Honey! Available at Nature’s Farm.

https://www.haddrells.co.nz/

http://naturesfarm.com/

This is a media release with personal opinion from the author

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YourWifi with South Korea – Affordable WIFI Connection On The Go

YourWifi, Seoul, South Korea

YourWifi, Seoul, South Korea

Why bother looking for free unsecured wifi network connections that are unreliable and risky? Avoid data theft by using YourWifi services when you are traveling!

My trip from Seoul, South Korea was amazing. It got even better thanks to YourWifi as I was always connected. Having a portable wifi router was so convenient, I was able to navigate Seoul easily with ease. It is especially great if you travel in big groups too, as you can connect up to five devices with their portable wifi router.

YourWifi, Seoul, South

YourWifi, Seoul, South

They even provide you with portable charger for you to charge if you run out of battery. How thoughtful!

Honestly, I’m not really good at Korean. It was a little intimidating to travel there. Especially, when I was roaming around alone for a day as I was catching a live band from my favorite singer, Roy Kim that night. Yet, knowing that there will be the internet when I needed help, I was much assured. Nevertheless, it turned out to be a great evening and I met many wonderful people along the way. With YourWifi, I was able to add them on my FaceBook right away so that we could keep in touch.

YourWifi, Seoul, South

YourWifi, Seoul, South

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NAV Hub – Your Free Financial Planning Center

NAV - Your financial GPS

NAV – Your financial GPS

NAV Hub allows you and me to get free financial planning at NO cost! Though it was launched by DBS, it offers NO financial products. 

I know many people feel intimidated when consulting about your finances with a professional, especially with banks as they would recommend you their financial products. You don’t have to feel obligated or pressured to invest when getting your financial health checked here as I mentioned above, NAV does not offer financial products. In NAV Hub, it is a place for you to assess your financial health and get a glimpse of what road you should take to better manage your finance in future.

Nav - Your financial GPS

NAV – Your financial GPS

NAV Hub is here for those who are new to financial planning and need help to get started. The NAV crew here will help to guide them to the right direction by showing them their very own personalised charts and giving them valuable pieces of advice.

NAV - Your financial GPS

NAV – Your financial GPS

The top 3 life goals of an adult include buying their very first home, growing their money and also at the same time constantly upgrading their knowledge and skills. I’m sure they will see the value of financial planning and NAV Hub as it would be a great place to start with. If you have any burning questions related to money or finance, make sure to ask them too!

Personally, I did not know the estimated target amount needed to achieve each of my goals. With their guidance and help, I got a detailed analysis of my insight and this would better manage my money better to achieve them. 

NAV - Your financial GPS

NAV – Your financial GPS

NAV Hub offers one-to-one appointments for FREE. 

 Do make an appointment for your private session from their website as all appointments would need prior booking! 

Check out the video below to see me getting my session at NAV Hub.

Credit source: DBS

Visit their website, http://www.dbs.com.sg/personal/landing/nav/index.html to book your session to know your starting point!

NAV - Your financial GPS

NAV – Your financial GPS

Don’t worry if you are shy, it would be fun! Your NAV crew would start by playing some Mindset Games to better understand you and at the same time to warm up the conversation so that it would be a light-hearted session.

Nav Hub

Address: 45 Tras Street Singapore 078984

Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar MRT

Tues – Fri, 11am – 7pm & Sat, 10am – 5pm

Book here:
http://www.dbs.com.sg/personal/landing/nav/index.html

This post is brought to you by DBS, but comments and opinions are the author’s own #sp

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Blog #OOTD – CHIJMES at Victoria Street with JORD Watches

(GIVEAWAY) #OOTD – CHIJMES at Victoria Street with JORD Watches

CHIJMES at Victoria Street

#OOTD – CHIJMES at Victoria Street

CHIJMES at Victoria Street

#OOTD – CHIJMES at Victoria Street

Shirt: H&M| Blazer: H&M | Shoes: Ecco | Watch: JORD Watches

JORD CONWAY series Zebrawood & Dark Sandalwood

JORD CONWAY series Zebrawood & Dark Sandalwood

Wood watches at its finest. Timeless and sophisticated, the watch is meticulously made with grained Zebrawood and Dark Sandalwood for a two-toned presentation. I chose JORD CONWAY series is because I feel that the white balance well with the wood, at the same time making sure that it is suitable for any occasion. #JORDWATCH #OOTD

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Monti @ Fullerton Pavilion – The Perfect Sunday Weekend Buffet Brunch

If you are looking the perfect luxury Sunday weekend buffet brunch, this is it.

Located at Fullerton Pavilion, Monti is one of Marina Bay’s latest dining and lifestyle destination, offering modern Italian food, evening live band with jazz-inspired cocktails and stunning view to match. What’s even better now is that Monti has introduced their new brunch by the bay concept every Sunday with superb Italian breakfast menu.

Egg Salmon Florentine - Monti

Egg Salmon Florentine – Monti

Though it is a buffet, it is served in ala-crate style. You would have to order it and they will prepare for you immediately. Which, I find it better as the quality of the food won’t be compromised. 

Egg Salmon Florentine was amazing! Served with Sour Dough Bread, Baby Spinach, Smoked Salmon and drizzled with Dill Hollandaise to top it off, you certainly won’t be disappointed with the standard here in Monti.

Egg Salmon Florentine - Monti

Egg Salmon Florentine – Monti

No brunch would be completed without eggs. Choose from poached eggs to omelet, I’m sure they will make it to perfection!

Foie Gras on Toast - Monti

Foie Gras on Toast – Monti

Indulge yourself with the choice of Foie Gras on Toast. Try it and you will love it!

French Toast - Monti

French Toast – Monti

Be delighted with their French Toast! Served with Honey Cinnamon Mascarpone Cheese, Caramelized Banana and a scatter of Fresh Berries, it was decent. However, I would very much prefer a wider range of selections for the topping. Imagine having French Toast with Caramelized Banana and Chocolate Syrup. Yum! Nevertheless, it was delish.

Risotto Live Station - Monti

Risotto Live Station – Monti

Fancy for Risotto? Order their famous Truffle Risotto and be intrigued with a fancy live show. The Risotto Live Station will showcase on the finishing of your risotto in a parmesan cheese wheel in front of you and your guests.

Monti's Famous Tuffle Risotto

Monti’s Famous Truffle Risotto

The risotto was very rich and creamy. Due to parmesan cheese, it was a little pungent. Which, could be good or bad depending on your taste bud. I do like it, however.

Monti's Dessert Table

Monti’s Dessert Table

Check out Monti’s Dessert Table made in-house by their pastry chef after your hearty meal too as these desserts are also part of the buffet. I’m always excited when it comes to dessert, looking at this table makes me even more elevated.

Lemon Rosemary Tartlets

Lemon Rosemary Tartlets

Miniature Lemon Rosemary Tartlets looks indulging and refreshing! It was quite balanced with a twist of Rosemary in the crust. Yet, I personally still prefer it to be sourer.

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake

Rich and decadent Chocolate Cake. Served with fresh berries, they were intensely moist.

Monti

Monti

We only live once, why not drop by Monti this Sunday for that perfect moment?

Brunch Buffet Packages from 12 P.M to 3 P.M every Sunday.

Brunch Buffet only s$90++ per pax

Brunch Buffet & Non-alcoholic Drinks  $120++ per pax

Brunch Buffet & Free Flow Wine $140++ per pax

Brunch Buffet & Free Flow Champagne $160++ per pax

Monti

Contact: +65 6535 0724

Address: 82 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049213

www.monti.sg

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