Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Steamboat King!

Sponsored Review

If there is a favorite family dinner choice, it has to be steamboat!
Simple reason that it's the best choice that allows every family members to gather around the table, not only to enjoy good food but also to have time to catch up with one another's lives.
For me, it has a special meaning whenever we have steamboat, as it reminds me of those yearly CNY meals when my dad was still around.

Steamboat King Bundle B
Offers fresh and wholesale prices, with either ala carte menu or bundle deals.

Ordering is simple and fuss free. Everything you need is presented clearly right from the start of the website.

Our bundle set comes with 4 different kinds of meat & assortment of vegetables.

And one of the main reasons for Steamboat King's success is it's superior broth!
Each broth is simmered under low fire for a minimum of 8 hours to bring out the ultimate flavor of all the herbs and ingredients while also retaining its natural nutrients.
Premium Collagen ~ Kimchi ~ Sichuan Mala ~ Pork Tonkotsu ~ Tomato

It's pork tonkotsu for the missus and tomato for the girls.

Some compelling reasons to choose Steamboat King:
1. It has a 100% guarantee replacement policy. If upon delivery, there are ingredients that are not fresh, they will replace it for free!
2. Wholesale prices that are cheaper that your usual supermarkets.
3. Fresh and delicious ingredients.
4. No queues, no fuss, free island-wide delivery!

Order now and enjoy that "reunion" feeling with your family!

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8 best Steamboat delivery in Singapore

(Photo credit to Expressphotography.com.sg)

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Filtech - Purified Water Made Affordable

 Product Review

Recently, we had the opportunity to review the highly acclaimed water filter from Filtech Singapore.

Xeltro CT22 - Countertop Twin Water Filter

Designed and manufactured in Japan, Filtech Technology is committed to provide cleaner and better-tasting water. 

With it's amazing 7-layer ultra twin filtration system, it eliminates up to 99.99% of bacteria, impurities and chlorine.

It comes with a 3-mode switch: Filtered, Unfiltered Shower and Unfiltered Stream.
My mom was totally happy with the flow rate (2litre/min) after we fixed up the filter.

Overall dimensions: 320mm x 230mm x 100m
Weight: 0.8kg
Lifespan: 6000litres, approx. 6-8 months
Flow Rate: 2litres per minute
Pressure: 0.1 - 0.4 Mpa
Warranty: 1 year

Installation was pretty simple, it took me less than 15mins to fix up everything. Of course with the help from the detail YouTube video.

Why do you need a Filtech water filter?
1. It is extremely affordable given the level of filtration provided.
2. Water filters are essential if you have someone at home who has lower immunity or weaker digestive system, it is always best to take precaution to prevent the undesirable.
3. Filtech Singapore takes pride in their premium products. Every product is released after going through stringent tests and surpasses international requirements.

For my kids, they are happy to just drink from the tap now, cos the filter effectively removes any chlorine taste that is in our local tap water. And like I mentioned earlier, my mom is also a happy woman since the water flow has greatly improved with the different shower or stream mode available just with a simple turn of the switch.
As for me, I am a happy man when my family is happy. And also, I'm using the filtered water to brew my coffee, and it does make a difference!

If you are looking for Air Purifiers, click on the link here.

Promo code for all my readers!
Just quote "FILTECHISAIAH10" when you checkout from the Filtech website, and enjoy a 10% discount. The promo code is valid until 31 Oct 2020.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Whyzee - The Perfect Cake Choice

Sponsored Review
[Joey's post]

The time has finally come to review the amazing Whyzee MSW DurianCake! When news first came about this special review, we were beyond excited for it to come. Our entire family loves durian and welcomes anything from real durian to durian flavoured food!

When the cake finally arrived, we were already amazed at the design on the cake, even before the tasting of the cake itself.

There was an abundance of fresh cream on top, making it look very soft and pretty as well. Don’t you think it really looks like a real durian too? Even before the taste test, the presentation of the cake had already won us over!

Now, moving on to the actual taste test! Our mouths watered when we first saw the inside of the cake at the first slice. It smelled exactly like durian too and that is because there is actual durian inside!

One of the many layers in this Mao Shang Wang durian cake, is a puree made of pure durian flesh. It definitely brought the entire cake to another level! The sponge cake itself was very airy and definitely balanced off the heavy creams on top and the thick puree. And even the frosting that decorated the cake was had durian incorporated into it!

It definitely is one of the best cakes I’ve eaten in a while! The whole family loved it and devoured it in a couple of days. Dessert is always the best course of the meal.

Overall, we absolutely loved this Mao Shang Wang Durian cake to bits, and we are very thankful to Whyzee for sending this over! This cake is definitely our go-to cake during birthdays now!

Here are some reasons for choosing Whyzee:
1. Same day delivery with no minimum order required.
2. To better it, Whyzee provides 1-hour express birthday cake delivery. Now you don't have to worry about celebrating your loved one's birthday without a cake in time.
3. Extremely affordable prices from $30 onwards, and more than 50 different cake selections to choose from.

AND here is just one more awesome reason for choosing Whyzee!
Quote ISAIAH10 when you place your order and enjoy a 10% off on all orders!
(discount is valid till 31 Oct 2020)

Monday, September 28, 2020

FavFlorist - The New Way to Brighten Up A Home

Sponsored Review
[Joey's post]

A week or two ago, a package arrived on our doorstep from FavFlorist. To our great delight, there was a beautiful flower dome in it! At first glance, we were already incredibly intrigued at the packaging that we were all clamouring to open it.

Once we opened the box, we were incredibly amazed at the beautiful design and intricate details. It was clear that there was a lot of care and thought put into it. The name of the flower dome is Peter Pan Preserved Flower Dome, and it definitely lived up to its name!

The placings of the flowers and the beautiful leaves wrapped around the centre of the whole piece. In the centre sat a beautiful dandelion, perfectly preserved! As I said earlier, it definitely lived up to its name, as it looked as if someone had trapped a part of a fairy tale in this dome.
It was the prettiest thing we have ever seen!

The flowers and plants in the dome were all very well preserved and we all marvelled at how some of the plants were able to stand up straight without falling, we definitely loved the entire concept of a flower dome!

Just when we thought it couldn’t get better, we found out that it could light up! Thus, we all scrambled up to the room to test it out in a dark room. All we could do was to stare at it in awe, it looked so magical!

With the fairy lights inside, we could see every aspect of the flower dome way more clearly and it seemed to glow from afar!

The flower dome has definitely given us a new perspective to preserved flowers and plants. Thank You FavFlorist for sending us this!

Check out FavFlorist for more items!
Each bouquet is passionately handmade with love. Free delivery, farm fresh flowers and most importantly affordable prices.
And yes, if you are rushing to send something today, they provide free same day flower delivery for all orders too!

Monday, September 21, 2020

YOON Salon Reviews: A Premier Creative Hair Coloring Experience

Since March, both my wife and I have been working from home (WFH) due to the Covid-19 situation in Singapore now. It was a “dream come true” experience but after months of staying indoors, especially during the Circuit Breaker period where we were all confined to our homes, life has become a little bit dull and a never ending repetition of our daily activities. Especially without the time to time self-pampering and a break from the, ironically, dull office jobs both of us have.

I truly appreciate my wife for being such an unbelievably hard-working wonder woman at home. Taking care of the kids, cooking for the family, making sure everything is fine in the house, while juggling all of her daily work commitments. And here I was thinking of how the rest of the family and I can show our love and appreciation towards all of her hard work, when the opportunity arose for a makeover, which I jumped on board immediately! This was the best chance to pamper my wonderful partner and give her one relaxing day for all the days she’s worked so hard to give us the rest and comfort during the quarantine period so far.

The booking with the salon was done without much fuss as per other similar experiences, and on the day when we visited the place, we were pleasantly surprised by the warmth and friendliness of the staff despite the many inconveniences associated with working during this season of pandemic.

Sad to say, many of the missus’ previous experiences in other places had deprived her of any form of enjoyment in the area of hair makeover, especially for coloring. That was because the past stylists had been quite “harsh” with their criticisms on the condition of her hair and how poorly taken care of it was, etc. Coupled with many hard sell tactics employed by some of the stylists, it came to a point where she was not very willing to give it another try.

But thankfully at this conveniently located hairstudio, the paranoia of a bad visit was more than proven wrong and it was indeed an incredible positive turn-around in the missus’ experience there.

When the hairstylist went through with her on the selection of colours available for her treatment, he was very professional and did not sound at all haughty. He gave his advice but was not pushy towards her to make any decisions on the spot, nor was he the slightest bit impatient while she was pondering over her different options. In fact, he went the extra mile to make good suggestions that would ensure the best care possible for her.

I felt this was what won my wife over right from the beginning. In fact, she enjoyed it so much that she commented that she would love to go back again for future treatments and services, knowing that there would not be any hard-selling from the employees and hairdressers in the shop.

 What Makes A Good Hair Coloring Experience?

1.     The stylist’s professionalism.

The main stylist sat down with her patiently to explain about her current hair condition, how her DIY coloring job at home had not fully covered the grey spots and had left pockets of unbalanced colours in her tresses.

He suggested a method, and reassured her that it was the best possible choice to cover both the grey and to ensure the coloring and highlights would last for a longer time - and that was to carry out a 2-step process of bleaching and colouring.


To even out the colour tone of her hair, the suggestion was to bleach the bottom portions of her hair to make it lighter so that it matched the colour at the top part, and then cover the entire length with a colour that would brighten up her entire look. The bleached portions will show a lighter colour after several washes and it will create a look that is youthful and sophisticated at the same time.

2.     The service rendered throughout the entire process.

Despite the busyness of the day, and in light of the inconveniences caused by the situation now, the staff gave their best to attend to my wife’s needs, by constantly communicating with her the steps that were to be done, explaining and making sure my wife was okay with the whole process.

It was great that the staff were not being pushy. They were patient and reassuring, with genuine care shown throughout. That certainly played a big part in the pleasant time she spent there. 

3.     Openness and friendliness of the staff.

We were both really happy with the friendliness of the staff and how warmly they welcomed us. And the best thing was that they were not just friendly and open to us (the customers), the atmosphere in the place was amicable and happy, and the staff were kind to each other, evident from their conversations throughout the entire 3 hours or so, we would constantly hear them thanking each other for their assistance whether big or small. One can only imagine how nice it would be to be working in such a positive and supportive environment.


When you put value in your colleagues, it really causes the customers to feel valued too. A people-oriented environment could hardly go wrong. The missus commented that this was pretty rare because most of the time, she observed a lot of gossiping and bantering in other places she’s been to before.

 Now, let’s get to the most important part, shall we? Since the main aim was to get her tresses taken care of and hopefully, transformed for the better, the outcome was still the crux. This was what she looked like before the transformation:

And this was what she looked like after the transformation was complete! The salon even did a simple curl for my wife so the final look was even more amazing!'

Verdict from the missus herself:

Overall, I was incredibly happy with the services and the experience at the salon. I really liked the friendly and lovely interactions between the staff, as well as the warm and comfortable atmosphere in the place. Although I have had bad experiences in the past with other salons, I don’t have any reservations about visiting a place such as this one where I felt really comfortable and well-taken care of by the people there! Thank you so much to the experts at the salon for the wonderful experience!

 Thank you so much again to everyone at the salon for taking such good care of the missus and for making sure she felt like a queen!

About YOON Salon:

1. You can find them in places such as:

Midpoint Orchard, Queensway Shopping Centre and Havelock II.

2. Their services range from a wide selection of coloring choices, perming, re-bonding and the usual hair treatments.

3. For further enquiries, you can reach them at contact@yoonsalon.sg

Monday, August 24, 2020

Masons Premium DIY Terrarium Kit

 Sponsored Review
[A special post by Joey Kuan]

A few weeks ago, Masons sent us their premium DIYterrarium Kit for a review. Which naturally gained huge excitement as we had been to several terrarium making classes also by masons in the past and had always enjoyed them thoroughly.


In this terrarium kit, which is now on sale on the masons’ website, included materials for a perfect Saturday project:
1 glass bowl ~ 1 set of gardening tools ~ 1 bag of mix soil ~ 3 pots of succulents
3 bags of decorative pebbles ~ 1 drip bottle ~ 1 bag of figurines

 The packaging for the materials provided are also re-sealable for future use!

So, on the very next Saturday, we all gathered together in our living room and got to work piecing together our terrarium, which was a rather simple procedure as the kit also included an instruction manual! Allowing us to follow each step and add our own twists to them.

The procedure was simple but very fun to carry out because who doesn’t love a little hands-on activity, especially for young children, as a way to create their own terrarium with decorations they placed themselves. 

The procedure is as follows:

  • First, fill the bottom of the glass bowl with small rocks [please caution around young children]

  • Secondly, fill the bowl with the mix soil provided in convenient re-sealable bags, to the half-way mark, enough to completely cover the bottom of the succulents and hold them in place. [Don’t be afraid to get your surroundings a little dirty while pouring in the soil, it’s all part of the process]

  • Thirdly, you can start putting your succulents into the bowl or you can put the decorative pebbles first, whichever you fancy [note: the succulents can be fragile, so do be careful when taking them out their pots]

  • From there on, you can add in the different decorative pebbles/rocks and the figurines provided in the kit as well! Personally, I found the flamingo figurines really cute and the perfect addition to the terrarium, giving it a bright and homely feel.

  • The gardening tools provided will serve very useful as well in arranging the plants, the soil around them, and the decorations you put in. As a bonus, they also serve useful for future projects or just as decorations around the house.
  • The drip bottle is to easily water your plants weekly, and has exactly the right capacity to water all four succulents provided thoroughly!  


Time to reveal our final product!

How do you like it? It was honestly a really enriching and fun experience, being able to create and decorate our very own terrarium, especially with such pretty plants. The decorations suited the plants provided and the huge glass bowl we used as well!

Throughout the process, there wasn’t a single time where we were confused about what to do or how to go about piecing together the terrarium as the instructions were very clear and simple to follow! 

These kind of projects where there is a lot of freedom to do what we want and decorate it to suit our likings, my family would specially make time for them as all the opportunities we have gotten so far have been really fun and interesting. 

The last time we made DIY terrariums, also by Masons, was at an event in Garden’s By the Bay. There was a workshop and we had the chance to create mini terrariums which we loved very much. That was why when the news about this review came about, we were all very excited. 

Generally, I think that this DIY kit is something that will definitely garner your family’s attention and get them to spend an hour or two away from gadgets to create the terrarium together! Especially for children that may have become restless due to the long hours stuck at home because of COVID, this DIY kit will definitely entertain them! It is a great family-bonding activity, and your family can take turns watering the plants every week. 

Thank you Masons for sending us this DIY kit, we had a really fun time putting it together as a family!

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Pillow Fight or Pillow Talk?

Sponsored Review

To all the married couples out there, what is your choice? Pillow fight or pillow talk?

"Pillow Fight" is defined as a common game mostly played by young children (also by teens and adults) in which they engage in mock physical conflict, using pillows as weapons.
"Pillow Talk" is defined as the relaxed, intimate conversation that often occurs between two person (married couples), usually accompanied by cuddling, associated with honesty and bonding.

Today, I am not here to teach but instead I am telling you the importance of having a good pillow! Most of us associate pillows with sleeping, which is 100% correct, but a good pillow is not just essential for having a good rest, but it can mean so much too.

Origin Superior Coolmax Latex Pillow

The Origin Superior Coolmax Latex Pillow offers a responsive Latex foam support and is completed with a removable Tencel fabric pillow cover.

Latex foam has a denser material as compared to memory foam or fibre. A Latex pillow moulds to the shape of your head which gives you the right level of sleep support.
Latex materials are extremely durable with hypoallergenic properties that have lesser dust, bacteria or mould issues. Hence, it is highly recommended for people with allergies to provide a good relaxing sleep. Being impression-resistant, it can also hold its shape for many years while still feeling soft.

Unlike many pillows, the Origin Superior Coolmax Latex Pillow has a removable pillow cover. Threaded with Tencel fabric, this cover can be machine washed which helps to extend the pillow's life in the long run. Tencel fabric is known for its natural comfort, environmentally responsible production process and being softer than cotton. Again it is hypoallergenic, lightweight, and extremely ideal for hot weather climax like Singapore.

Some features of this pillow:
1. Dimension - 65cm x 40cm x 13cm
2. Material - Natural Latex + Coolmax Cooling Gel
3. Removable Tencel Fabric Pillow Cover
4. 30-Night Trial - money back guarantee, no questions asked
5. A product of Germany with 2 years warranty

So this is our version of pillow fight and pillow talk.

Roped in the girls to demonstrate a good pillow fight cos wife and me are not sure if the bed can take our weight of jumping up and down.

Pillow talk (models - Joey & Jayne)

For me, a good pillow is essential for several reasons:
1. Physically I have a long neck and it has always been a challenge to find the right pillow that will give me the best support during my sleep. Most pillows I have are filled with polyester or shredded memory foam and they usually stay firm only for a while, sometimes within weeks, the pillow will be out of shape. So having this Latex pillow that keeps its shape for a long time and more importantly moulds to the shape of my head, it's totally awesome! It's a pressure relief for my neck too!

2. I am someone who is quite allergic to dust, so when I heard that the Latex material works well for people with allergies, I was pretty excited. Given it a try for weeks now, I can say the it is indeed as advertised, the hypoallergenic properties found in the pillow truly have lesser dust issues. Have to say also that the pillow feels soft when I pick it up but when I lie on it to sleep, the firmness on my head was surprisingly good!

3. For married couples like my wife and me, we are very similar to many Singaporean couples who have to work in the day, take care of the kids at night, and all other commitments like church, friends and family. The only time left for ourselves are usually our bed time at night. So you can imagine how blessed we are when we are able to have a good pillow that keeps us comfortable as we shared our daily activities with one another aka pillow talk. Needless to say, with a better sleep the next day starts well too!

A point of note that could be better would be the packaging. As noted below, the box was not sealed and when I opened the box, the pillow was not placed in any plastic or covers. Not very hygienic in my opinion, hopefully the company can look into this.

Alright! Enough talk about things you probably already know. Check out the website from Origin and find out more or even order a pillow for yourself or your family!

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Best comfortable pillow you can find in Singapore.