And the Best Selfie Camera is…

June 30th, 2015 by sixpegs

If there is a camera made just for taking selfies, it would have to be the Casio EXILIM EX-TR60.
With its Bluetooth Smart technology that allows photos to be sent automatically
from the camera to my phone everytime I take a photo,
it is so easy to retrieve the pictures so I can quickly post them up to the social media sites!

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I’ve tried different cameras that allow me to send pictures using WiFi (using a mobile app)
and I know there are also some SD cards that allow the same to be done.
But I have to say that the experience with the Bluetooth Smart Technology is totally different
because it is actually the first to use Bluetooth technology to provide a faster and more stable connection.
Once it is configured properly, the photos can easily be viewed, selected or edited on the smartphone
just with a click of the shutter! Even when the camera is switched off!

One of my favourite features of the Casio EX-TR60 is the Makeup Mode Plus.
Once enabled, be amazed by how your skin is miraculously BEAUTIFUL on the screen
no matter how tired your complexion is!
It’s not very honest, I know, but I simply cannot resist it! Haha!

You can adjust your Skin Tone (the temperature) and choose to smoothen your skin from Levels 0 to 12.

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The photo on the left is taken with the Makeup Mode off and the one on the right is taken with it on –
Skin Tone set to 0 (because there was natural sunlight and my skin tone looked fine) and
the Smoothen Skin function was set to Level 5.

As you can see, my complexion immediately looked more even and the little flaws have all disappeared!
What’s amazing is, this smart Makeup Mode has the ability to differentiate and decide where to smoothen,
so my eyelashes, my eyebrows and hair are not blurred out as a result.
Natural and convincing aye? :p

I’ve been trying to keep my hands off this Selfie Camera but I catch myself taking more selfies than ever.
Hahaha!

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These pictures are taken only with the Makeup Mode Plus, no filters or colour adjustments at all! *thumbs up*

And if you’re taking a picture in warm lighting and you want to have fairer-looking skin,
all you have to do is adjust the Makeup Mode Plus! :)

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My Mom is totally digging this function as well! Look how clear our complexions look!

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Another thing that I really like about the Casio EX-TR60 is the new Selfie Art Mode
featuring six different effects to create the mood I want with just a tap of my finger!

Here are the feature modes, my favourite would have to be the 1:1 aspect ratio mode
because I always use that to take pictures for Instagram. :p

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Once again, these pictures are all filter-less, only with the Casio Makeup Mode Plus! I’m so loving it!
In the picture on the right, I actually put the camera on timer and I really love how convenient it is
to have the camera on timer because of its 270-degree rotatable frame!

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And remember I mentioned the Selfie Pad? It is actually a sensor pad at the side of the rotatable frame.
It is so easy to toggle between the various functions all thanks to the design that’s so intuitive!

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Here are some photos taken using the different featured modes!

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I could go on and on about how smart the design of this camera is and how the appearance of the camera
is absolutely gorgeous and the interface super kawaii, but this blog post has to end somewhere.
Heh! So please check this camera out and have a feel of it if you are actually searching for your next camera!

Casio EX-TR60 is available at Casio authorised retailers such as Best Denki and Harvey Norman
at a Suggested Retail Price of SGD$1,299.

Click here to learn more about the functions of this camera or check out Casio’s page for the wide range of cameras.

You can also check out Casio’s Facebook Page for constant updates and promotions.

And exclusively for SIXPEGS readers! *tadah*

Redeem a S$100 G-Factory voucher with every purchase of the EX-TR60 from 1st to 31st July!
Only applicable for purchases done at EXILIM authorised retailers.
Collection of vouchers must also be done latest by 7th of August 2015.

The redemption of the vouchers will be done at Mojito Redemption Centre (#04-10) at Funan DigitaLife Mall.
Readers will have to flash this post and present the proof of purchase of the camera and
your ICs upon collection of the vouchers.

Bubble Soccer Singapore

June 4th, 2015 by sixpegs

I have heard so freaking much and seen so much about Bubble Soccer online and on social media.
So on our first monthly day off at The Tiramisu Hero, we went Bubble Soccer-ing! :D

Woohoo!

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We searched online for bubble soccer organizers in Singapore and settled for Bubble Soccer Singapore!
After confirmation, the team at TTH couldn’t wait for the day to kick some balls (while in ball suits)! Heh! :p

We met up with the peeps from Bubble Soccer at Offside at Whitley Flyover.
After I posted the the picture of our Bubble Soccer experience on my Instagram (@sixpegs),
there seems to be quite a fair bit of people interested to try it out!
So before I start, you can check out Bubble Soccer Singapore’s website for prices.
Booking of the courts at Offside is $30/hr.
Bubble Soccer do corporate events and also cater food and drinks too, fyi. :)

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Ours was a big group of 20 pax, and now thinking back, it’s a good thing that we had so many people because
IT IS SO TIRING TO RUN AROUND IN THOSE BALLS!
When fully inflated, the bubbles are 13kg in weight! *gasp*

To be honest, it is really no joke to play bubble soccer non-stop for 2 hours (we booked the court for 2 hours).
Fortunately, the organisers came up with other games for us to try out!

SUPER FUN! Hehe.

Ok, some pictures.
(Warning: A lot of pictures ah.)

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That’s me bullying my staff.
Hiak hiak hiak!

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Some of us also took the chance to bully. :p

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Look at all those evil faces. Hahahaha!

A big thank you to the wonderful Bubble Soccer team for such an enjoyable afternoon!
The team had a lot of fun and the two organisers were really, really friendly and helpful!

Looking forward to more bubble soccer sessions in future (when we are in the mood to burn some calories) :p

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SFW x Sunglass Hut

May 23rd, 2015 by sixpegs

All thanks to Sunglass Hut, I got the chance to drop by Singapore Fashion Week this year
and caught shows by Collate and Love Bonito.

The guys from Sunglass Hut were also nice enough to invite me for a pre-SFW event at TANGS
where I got the chance to meet well-known makeup artist Andrea Claire and
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Hotel Clover Staycation

April 28th, 2015 by sixpegs

Staycations always work for me.
Basically, I love anything that “takes me away” from reality, even for a while.

This time, it was at Hotel Clover @ 33 Jalan Sultan.
After researching, I realised that there are a couple of Hotel Clovers in Singapore.
So if you like what you’re going to see in this post, make sure you go to the correct Hotel Clover!

This is one of the newest hotel under the Hotel Clover group.
I love how it looks very resort-ish and how the theme of “being close to nature” is carried out
through the entire hotel nicely!
Totally dig how the hotel is in a whole row of shophouses and so near my workplace!

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I don’t really understand that white bench in the photo above though,
is it supposed to be like that or is the “bench” part incomplete? :p

Here’s the cosy lobby area:

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I heard that all the furnitures and trinkets around the hotel are all brought home
by the well-travelled owners of the hotel, and they are all available for sale!
If you see anything you like, all you need to do is just ASK! Cool ya?

As it’s a media invite, I got the opportunity to tour the boutique hotel and see all the rooms they have.

They have everything travellers need.
From something basic…

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to this (one of my favourite rooms) – room made for 4 persons!
This is such a great idea because most of the rooms only have room for 2 persons,
and this room is perfect for a girls’ night out and HTHTs all through the night with the adjoining beds!
And perfect for families too!

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I love the rustic and earth-tones in all of the rooms!

I also got the chance to check out the bigger suites in Hotel Clover.
A little walkway leading straight to the bedroom:

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The room has everything one need in a staycation or a room during one’s travel.
Freaking love the bath tub and how the owners/designers have cleverly injected elements of “nature” in the rooms.

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While I was walking to my Clover Premier Garden Room, I realised that a part of the hotel room corridor was actually “indoor-outdoor”. What do I mean by “indoor-outdoor”?
It’s indoor alright, but it is not air-conditioned and part of the ceiling is open air and
you can look out to the skies!

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One of the owner’s photographs were also proudly showcased along the corridor.

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My room is really special, because it has indoor-outdoor areas too!
I love how the room is laid out, it really really makes me feel like I’m at a resort in some island. Hahaha!
I wish the room was a little bigger though, but I guess one can’t have the best of everything la hor? :p

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This is the entire room!
It’s split into three parts – the part furthest away is the living area you see two pictures ago,
the middle part is the bathroom (on the left) and the bed (on the right),
and I’m taking the picture in the outdoor “garden” area.

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In between the living room and the bedroom, is this really cute outdoor area where A and I totally adore.
Can chill and cam whore! :p
Gotta love the natural sunlight. Heh!

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All in all, I think the Hotel Clover is a great hotel for staycation if you like something unpretentious,
cosy, close to town but away from the crowds!
The location is great with lots of yummy food joints nearby, convenience stores and even a supermarket nearby.
Oh! Gotta love the 24-hr massage joints around the hotel too! Heh!

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Thank you Hotel Clover for the lovely night at your boutique hotel.

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Before I go, I want to share what I have recently found out.
I have always heard about Lazada.com, and for the longest time, I thought it was just like any other shopping sites.
BUT…

As I was shopping on Lazada a couple of days back, I found out that the things there are REALLY CHEAP!

And instead of my impression of them selling tons of things that only boys would like;
like gadgets and other gizmos, they have a whole lot of pets stuff (which I’m always shopping for online) and tons of skin and beauty products from big brands like Clarins, Shiseido, Missha, Skin Food just to name a few.

And speaking of Skin Food (I am not paid by Skin Food ok), I want to share this freaking awesome pore pack I’m using
and absolutely cannot live without.

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I have used many many nose pore packs before and NOTHING beats this one.
It is really very very cheap on Lazada and I am very happy to finally know where to get it when my supply runs low!
(I bought a whole lot of this one on my previous Seoul trip)

And! I bought a new G-shock from Lazada, only $123. *happy like bird*
Can’t wait for it to come!! :p

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Go West with Westgate!

April 25th, 2015 by sixpegs

I hardly visit the west side of Singapore, but when I do, I only visit the best mall. Heh!
The west has changed so much since my graduation from NTU;
I used to think of the west-side malls as heartland malls
where we find the pharmacies and not-so-cool fashion brands.
My most recent trip to this new mall called Westgate changed my impression of how the “heartland” malls
are not so heartland anymore now!

I spied big brands like Calvin Klein Jeans, Desigual, Sacoor Brothers, A|X Armani Exchange,
COS (I love!) for fashion, and F&B big guys like Paul Bakery, Tim Ho Wan, Brozeit and
Crystal Jade just to name a few.
I love the whole design of the mall as well with one part of the mall called the Courtyard
going green with an alfresco concept.
It is no surprise that my favourite Tokyu Hands has chosen Westgate to have their first Singapore store!
For a while, I forgot that I was in Jurong because it really felt downtown Orchard!

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Paul is one of the many shops located in the alfresco Courtyard area;
I love the feel of being indoor-outdoor (if you know what I mean)! Heh.

My main agenda of the visit that day was to check out FEMALE & NÜYOU Westgate Fashion Night Out
where several fashion tenants showcased their latest Spring Summer 15 Collection!

Once I reached the mall, I searched for a runway but to no avail.
I was getting worried for the organizers over time, worrying that they might not have enough time to set up a runway.

But little did I know…

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Upon nightfall, the entire Courtyard area transformed into an enormous fashion heaven!

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The line up was pretty exciting with respectable apparel labels like A|X Armani Exchange, Desigual,
Giordano Ladies (whose designs really blew me away!), New Look, Sacoor Brothers, T.M. Lewin and Aldo.
For the record, I thought these brands can usually only be found in the city!
All thanks to Westgate, now we have them in the heartland to! Oh! I have to also mention that
the choreography of the catwalk (or rather, dance) was fresh and entertaining!

Ahem, and there was no lack of eye candies too.

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I’d totally wear that cute blue checked suit!

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The presentation of the apparels was casual and fun, but definitely not lacking in the “Wow!” factor.

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And the cherry on top of the cake? The participating fashion tenants dished out super exclusive deals
that lasted only during that day, AND a Vanity Lounge area with makeup, nails and hair makeover services!

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There is also a Vanity Cart for quickie beauty services!

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Westgate is such a fashion haven!

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Westgate is a pretty huge place, with brands like TEMT, Factorie, Suit Select, Benefit, Colette, Timberland,
so in case you want to head straight to the participating tenants in the fashion show
to grab whatever you’ve seen on the models, here are their unit numbers! Hehe!

WESTGATE @ 3 Gateway Drive Singapore 608532

In alphabetical order:

ALDO #01-40A
A|X ARMANI EXCHANGE #01-25/29
DESIGUAL #01-39
GIORDANO LADIES #01-33
NEW LOOK #02-44
SACOOR BROTHERS #01-32
T.M. LEWIN #01-40

Check out Westgate’s Facebook Page and Instagram (@westgatesg) to keep up to their with their latest happenings!

MINI x Dolce Gusto

April 20th, 2015 by sixpegs

The intensity of stylishness in a coffee machine has been revved up by a notch
with the launch of the new MINI limited edition by NESCAFE Dolce Gusto.

I cannot describe the excitement I felt when I first set eyes on the latest MINI Limited Edition,
because it’s the sweet marriage of two of my favourite brands! But I am not surprised by the collaboration
between NESCAFE Dolce Gusto and MINI because they are both so quirky, fun and daring when it comes to innovation.

It’s just a matter of time that the two iconic brands would come together, no?

The design of the limited edition coffee machine is gorgeous; in the classic shade of black and white,
and embodying the sleek curves of the quirky MINI and NESCAFE Genio 2 Dolce Gusto coffee machine.
I can see how the stylish outlook of the machine has made it perfect for homes or offices of any designs.

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Ok technical stuff for technical-stuff-loving friends.
The MINI Limited Edition boasts of the patented thermoblock technology that delivers
up to 15 bar-pump extraction pressure to dispense a perfect, velvety crema.
This machine also offer both hot and cold selection, so it’s easy to lose yourself among the (current count of)
18 different flavoured capsules that are available in the NESCAFE Dolce Gusto webstore.

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I attended the launch event of the new MINI Limited Edition and the Ristretto Ardenza capsules
at Monochrome a few days ago at Monochrome Fusion Bistro.
Good choice of location to launch the new MINI Limited Edition because the entire café is in monochrome too!

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Sitting stylishly at the corner of every table was the new MINI Limited Edition!
I remember the emcee mentioning that there will be no service for coffee that day.
“Nobody will be serving you any coffee today; you’ll have to make it yourself”, she said. Haha!

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The coffee machine has been producing coffee non-stop as far as I can remember
(look at the pile of used capsules next to it).
I think it will be able to handle heavy usage from offices with many coffee addicts. :p

It was also my first time trying out the intense RIstretto Ardenza capsules,
which is dark and strong with a wonderful balance of hazelnut and liquorice aromas.
This short and robust espresso is a dream-come-true for ardent coffee lovers!

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In a nutshell, the essence of the new capsule is well captured in this poster. Heh!

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I also spotted a delectable selection of desserts made with the latest Ristretto Ardenza coffee!

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And it is also a huge honour for The Tiramisu Hero to be part of the launch of the new MINI Limited Edition.
This is the second time The Tiramisu Hero is working with NESCAFE and this time
it was just as fun and fulfilling as the first time!

As we all know, the coffee in a tiramisu will make or break the taste of the cake.
And for the special event, The Tiramisu Hero had a little tiramisu-making corner to allow guests
to craft their very own NESCAFE Ristretto Ardenza tiramisu!

Introducing our “chef trainer”, the beautiful A. Hahaha!

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It was good fun! :)

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Now that I have my very own MINI Limited Edition coffee machine,
a cuppa nice hot beverage is a must for me every single morning.
It’s just different from instant coffee, although both are just as instant.
You’ll have to try it to believe it.

As we know all good things comes to an end,
it’s now time to start snatching the MINI Limited Edition machines from the Dolce Gusto webstore before it runs out.

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The MINI Limited Edition is going at a promotion rate of $259 (usual price of $289) from now until 31 May 2015.

With my promo code MININDGPEGGY, you get an additional $30 off when you purchase
the machine from the NESCAFE Dolce Gusto webstore here.
On top of that, you’ll also be getting the limited edition MINI stainless steel travel mug (see picture above) so you can sip away in style.

And if you’re looking at getting a good kick from your next morning cuppa, the Ristretto Ardenza capsule
will be coming to you in TANGS Orchard, TANGS Vivocity, Takashimaya, selected supermarkets and hypermarkets,
and the websote from 1 May 2015 onwards.

Cheers!

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