Thursday, July 28, 2016

Nickelodeon Slime Cup 2016

Media Invite

We have been invited for the Nickelodeon Slime Cup event for many years but every year the girls are not very keen to be “slimed”. But this year, Jayne did the Kuan Family proud and broke through for us!

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This girl is probably the bravest of us all, willing to always try the new things and not afraid to get dirty.

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To be slime, you will first be ushered to the “throne” seat, which is under the Leaky Lincoln.

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The initial slime is just an intro, with a bit on the head and body (as shown in the picture above). Then Jayne moved on to the Slime Bowling Alley.

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Of course ending in a pool of more slime!

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Thankfully, there is a hose-down station for parents to clean up their kids.

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Thanks to the well-thought tour by the Nickelodeon organizers, we were able to understand some of the other stations for all to play includes some cleaner activities.

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However, the main and real reason why the girls were so excited to attend this year’s Slime Cup event was to meet their TV personality stars from Make it Pop! Even the older new found fan got a photo-opportunity too!

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Not only the Make it Pop! stars, the kids went crazy to see the other Nickelodeon stars!

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Thank you Nickelodeon for fulfilling the girls’ dream! With their favorite Megan Lee!

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Kudos to Slime Cup!

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Marine Cove Playground

One of the latest happening places in Singapore has to be Marine Cove. Since its opening about 3 weeks back, thousands of families have already been there, either to eat or for the playground or just to check out the place.

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We are the same. And the playground has indeed wow us.

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Just a note for all parents, some of the slides are made of metal, so it’s not advisable to bring your kids to play when the sun is very hot in the afternoon. And of course, bring lots of water!

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As you can see, there are some spots of shade for waiting parents or my personal suggestion is to just chill out at CoffeeBean or McDonald’s while the children play (if they are old enough to take care of themselves).

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This gentle slope with the molehill pattern is a playing place for younger kids who are learning to climb and to enhance their motor skills.

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Some of the usual stuff you will find in playgrounds.

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Spiderman ropes.

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Futuristic see-saw. You can adjust the black balls in the middle so that even an adult and a child can play with better balance.

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The favorite for Joey has always been the swing. There is even a chair-swing for the younger ones.

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For Jayne, her current favorite is the rock-climbing wall. Looks like I can plan a trip to the rock-climbing place at Kallang Wave Mall, maybe she can inspire me to overcome my fear-of-heights.

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One of the best part is the availability of the changing room and wash up restrooms just beside the playground.

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The playground will be crowded on the weekends for sure. So if you have the time, make a trip on the weekdays, that way the kids can enjoy more and you won’t be so stressed out too.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Floral Garage SG

Sponsored Review

As we progress in life, getting more adequate in life, in social media greetings. Oddly, one form of greetings and well-wishes never seems to die out. The act of hamper gifting.

Even after my FIL is gone for almost 2 years, we are still giving hampers to his old business partners during festive seasons. Our neighbor is a Malay family and when it’s Hari Raya festive, we will gift small hampers of goodies and well-wishes to them. And them to us during Christmas.

A hamper filled with snacks, chocolates and sometimes liquor, always portray a simple gesture of love, sincerity and thoughtfulness, yet at the same time not being too shabby.

So, I am here to introduce to you, the reinvented luxurious hamper from Floral Garage SG.

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The hamper comes along with a nice rattan box, filled with various snacks and chocolates from one of my favorites, Royce.
And what goes best with chocolates? Wine. A bottle of Red.

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Last but not least, to add the touch of love for the ladies, the hamper comes with a super nice pot of fresh flowers.
First time I see Lotus as part of a floral arrangement, quite nice and new.

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For more information on the products available from Floral Garage SG, just click on the link and start ordering online.

And exclusively for all my readers, Floral Garage SG is very kind to offer a 15% discount off all purchases (except sale items).
You just need to key in “isaiah15” at checkout to enjoy the benefit.

Like in Chinese sayings, good things always come in doubles.


I will be giving away 1 Hamper to 1 Winner worth $300! Just follow the instructions below and stand a chance to bless your loved ones with the best hamper gift.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

One Nation Run 2016

Jalan Jalan, Layang Layang and Tikam Tikam on the nation’s 51st birthday!


This year in celebration of the nation’s 51st birthday, there will be an inaugural One Nation Run jointly organized by J’Kids Amusement and Marina Barrage. The event aims to bring Singaporeans together to take part in a full day of celebration for the nation’s independence. The Nation One Run commemorates the years of nation-building as participants experience a fun and uniquely Singaporean day.


One Nation Run 2016 will be held on 9th August for the first time in Singapore with exciting highlights throughout the day. The event will take place at Marina Barrage offering an authentic and fun Singaporean experience. Elements of Singapore-inspired icons and symbols will be injected for a reminiscence of the heritage and cultural roots of the locals.

Jalan Jalan 5km Casual Family Run
At the heart of nation-building is family. The Jalan Jalan 5km Family Run unites family members to come together for a casual run or walk brandishing the Singapore flag as they enjoy the scenic route of Marina Barrage and Gardens by the Bay.

Layang Layang Mass Kite Flying
Families can also enjoy the breeze on the Green Roof of Marina Barrage while having an intimate picnic and flying the exclusive “One Nation Run” kite. The Layang Layang Mass Kite Flying will capture a spectacular sight as the Singapore skyline is donned with kites encapsulating the pride of their Singapore identities.

Tikam Tikam and Carnival
Children and adults can relive the good old kampong days in the Tikam Tikam and Carnival. Expect old-school favourites of Chapteh, Five Stones and Zero Point and be entertained with exciting game booths, family rides and inflatable bouncers.

Set a National Record
On National Day, the One Nation Run will witness a new record-setting moment in Singapore Book Of Records as it attempts to break the record with the most number of participants running with a Singapore flag.



Details of Event
Date: 9 August 2016 (Tuesday)
Time: 8am
Venue: Marina Barrage

Ticket prices
Adult – S$64.20, Child (under 12) – S$53.50
Family Package (2 Adults + 2 Children) – S$235.40
Registration is open until 18 July 2016

All participants will receive – 1 Race Pack, a Finishing Medal, a Handheld Flag, S$30 Complimentary Carnival Coupon, One Nation Run Kite and Runner’s Tee.



I’m happy to announce, I will be giving 1 Family Package to 1 winner, worth S$235.40! Just follow the instructions below and stand a chance to enjoy a memorable day with your family on our nation’s 51st birthday party!






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Monday, July 4, 2016

McDonald’s Returns @ Marine Cove

Media Preview

McDonald’s @ Marine Cove is open!

First opened in 1982, McDonald’s in East Coast Park held many fond memories for its customers like myself. I remembered the iconic McDonald’s to be the very first place I asked Kless out for a date. We were suppose to book a BBQ pit in East Coast Park but when we reached ECP, we realized the office was closed and that was how we took a long slow walk along the beach and finally ended up in McDonald’s for our first date meal and chat.

After 30 years of service and memories, McDonald’s @ East Coast Park was closed in 1982 for redevelopment of the Marine Cove area. 4 years have past and now McDonald’s is again back! Bigger and better!

When the invitation came for a media preview of the new place, I knew instantly I will not want to miss this special place. And we did the same thing again, almost 24 years ago.

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We crossed from Marine Parade underground to East Coast Park, and took a leisure 10mins walk to Marine Cove, just the two of us, like the old times.

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It’s hard to miss the huge logo even from afar.

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And when I say it’s bigger, I really mean much more space catered to families and anyone who wishes to hang around. The outside sitting space is well cooled by the ceiling fans and as we waited outside for the event, I didn’t feel a bit warm or hot.

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The re-opening of McDonald’s Marine Cove marks a milestone in McDonald’s evolution in Singapore. It will feature a salad and dessert bar, McDonald’s Signature Collection of premium burgers, soups and new sandwiches, along with family-friendly amenities such as wireless charging stations, an area to park prams, and a shadow wall for children.

For those who still remembers the old layout before the close in 1982, you will remember there was a Regent Bowl just right beside the McDonald’s outlet. It is exactly the same building, refurbished to house the row of new eateries including McDonald’s.

From this picture, you are able to see the slanted ceiling that used to be the ceiling for the Bowling Centre.

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The new McDonald’s restaurant spans 8.439 square feet, serve customers over six counters, including one McCafe counter and a Dessert kiosk, and seven self-ordering kiosks.

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One special feature at McDonald’s Marine Cove is the Google Cardboard viewers. It allow customers to experience virtual reality in a simple and fun way, bringing them on a 360 degree virtual tour so that they can experience the unique offerings that are exclusive to the store.

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Catering to the growing need for “power”, there are ample wireless charging stations located around the restaurant so that our mobile devices can be sufficiently charged all the time.

For Android users, just place your phone on the aircharge disc and your phone will auto charge (as shown on the right). For all other users, just pull out the cable disc and you will still be able to charge your phone too.

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So what can you expect in the new McDonald’s Marine Cove?

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The Salad Bar offers three different salad choices: Asian, Caesar and Classic Green. The Classic Green is available for $3.90, while the Asian and Caesar are available for $5.50 each. Customers have the freedom to further customize their salad, choosing from a range of add-ons, priced from $0.60 to $1.20 each.

Asian Salad (on the left)
Mixed salad greens tossed with cherry tomatoes, spiral pasta, corn kernels, and red apple slices topped with roasted sesame dressing.

Caesar Salad (on the right)
Iceberg and romaine lettuce topped with chicken fajita strips, shaved parmesan, chicken bacon bits, garlic croutons, and a drizzle of Caesar dressing.

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New range of soups will be available at the restaurant.

Mushroom Soup & Broccoli Soup, both are available for $4.50 each. I will vote for my favorite Broccoli!

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There are also a wide range of sandwiches for you. All ranging between $5.50 to $6.70 each.

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One of the main highlight for us was the Signature Collection of Premium Burgers. These will be exclusively available at McDonald’s Marine Cove.

Classic Cheese ($8.95 A la Carte)
The Classic Cheese burger features a deliciously seared Angus beef patty sandwiched between delicate slices of creamy cheese. Complementing the patty are juicy slices of tomatoes, sweet grilled onions and crispy smoky chicken bacon.

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Spicy Tortilla ($8.95 A la Carte)
Featuring a delectable Angus beef patty with a slice of melted cheese, the savory combination is enhance by creamy guacamole, crunchy tortilla chips, whole leaf lettuce, and sweet and juicy slices of tomatoes and onions. The burger is then topped with a fiery spicy sauce.

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Spicy Chicken with Apple Slaw ($6.95 A la Carte)
A crunchy and juicy chicken thigh meat is topped with peppery rocket and creamy black pepper sauce. This blazing combination is contrasted with a tinge of sweetness from the apple slaw.

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Our couple choice for the day.
Her – Spicy Chicken with Apple Slaw
Me – Spicy Tortilla

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Of course we didn’t end our meal without the sweet treats from the McCafe counter.

Affogato / Summer Delight / Belgian Liege Waffle with Avocado, Gula Melaka Syrup & Sundae

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Though we stay in the North, I am sure we will be back to this place very often.

McDonald’s Marine Cove
Opening hours:

From Sunday to Thursday and on Public Holidays, the restaurant will open from 6am to 12mn.
On Fridays, Saturdays, and eves of Public Holidays, the restaurant will be open 24 hours.

Marine Cove, 1000 East Coast Park Parkway, Singapore 449876