ShopVenture.Com

December 11th, 2014 by sixpegs

Christmas is coming and I have already started buying presents for myself. (Hehe!)
I have been looking for a small backpack that I can use for everyday work (and to act young),
and I managed to find this pretty two-way bag from SummurCo.com.
It comes with an extra strap to be used as a backpack but I use the long handles directly as the backpack handles.
It can also be a normal bucket bag, depending on what you like.

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I also like the personalised tag I added.
I had my initials on, and it’s complimentary, so YAY!

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Oh the two metal “pins” were initially not black but I coloured them black with a permanent marker.
HEHEHE!

I also got a new laptop case for myself. LOVE the tag I added too!

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The quality is really freaking good!
I’m planning to get my passport cover and notebooks for 2015 from them already! :D

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Lately I have also been checking out different online stores to get clothes for the upcoming festive season.
How do you normally check which shop to go to? Via Google? Or by seeing where your favourite bloggers shop at?

I’ve discovered this pretty cool website called ShopVenture.
It’s a bit like an online store directory that comes with review and rating function,
so you can pretty much filter out the good online stores at one look.

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I like how it is not limited to just local online stores but also include
reliable overseas online stores that does international shopping etc!

When you shop at an online store that is not featured at the website, you can also add it in to the database.
(Like how I’m doing it for SummurCo.com here) Heh!
And for shop owners, you can also list your shops on this website and see whether your customers are happy. :p

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From the website, I also got some clothes from VainGloriousYou, KLARRA and pets stuff!
Like before this, I didn’t even know Cotton On has an online store!
It’s pretty addictive because from one store that you’re in, they can actually recommend similar stores
that you might also like. Like a drug! Heh.

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So do check ShopVenture out if you’re fretting over where to shop for gifts!
Do also share your reviews and let us know which one is good and which one to avoid (don’t be selfish k!)
They are also giving away a leather bag to encourage people to share reviews, so why not ya? :p

* On a sidenote, I’m going to Seoul soon. Any ideas on where is good to go or must-sees?

Cat x Alpaca x Cat

December 1st, 2014 by sixpegs

And so, other than lavish temples, cheap massages, good food and fancy hotels, Bangkok has more to offer!
A and I checked out three theme cafes in Bangkok and I’m here to share more about what we think of them.

We have heard (or seen) many cat cafes because they are getting so popular these days.
But this one that we visited is one of the prettiest I’ve seen so far!
Other than the cafe section, they also have a retail section, as well as a grooming arm!

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The cats here are really pretty! And we saw 3 (or was it 4) Maine Coons,
and A went crazy because she really likes her cats BIG! Hahahahaha.
But to be frank, the Maine Coons looked really majestic!

The pictures you see above is the usual sight during most of the time.
We were also lucky enough to witness how feeding time was like at the cafe!
The lady with the cat food walked into the room with a tray with all the cat food and went “Party time! Party time!”.

SO CUTE!!

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We had tea and a small bread pudding, it wasn’t expensive at all.

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They had a little glass enclosure that says “Delivery Room”, when we approached it,
we saw 4 little British Shorthair kittens in it. We really loved this place!
We were also tempted to by this t-shirt. Heh! The merchandises were on the pricey side though. :x

The address of Purr Cat Cafe Club is 63 Soi Sukhumvit 53, Khlongtunnua, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110, Thailand.
In case you want to check it out on your next trip.
It’s in the Thonglor area so I recommend dinner at one of the other nicer restaurants nearby. :)

Thanks to Jayne Tham, we also found out that there is an Alpaca Farm Cafe in town!
OF COURSE WE NEED TO CHECK IT OUT RIGHT!

ALPACAS! They are like, HOW CUTE!

This one is slightly out of the main city area but it’s not too far by taxi.
Unfortunately, they open only after 5pm so the traffic was bad and it took us almost an hour of taxi ride to get there.
It was well worth it though, and you’ll see why!

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It’s a huge huge place – a bit like an open-air Marche style where there are different food stores you can get your food from.
Actually not that much, just 3 different ones. :p
Other than alpacas, who are the star of the restaurant, we also spotted horses, ducks, bunnies and cats around here.
It really feels more like a petting zoo, and we really enjoyed our time here.
It was our first time seeing an Alpaca in real life – I didn’t know they were so friendly!
The whole time I was worried that they might spit at me. Fortunately, nothing happened. Hahaha! :p

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“HELLO COUSIN!”

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I like how they are all looking at the camera. :p

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One word of caution though, this place can be a mosquito-feeding ground at night, so if you prefer dining outdoors,
make sure you arm yourself with an insect repellent or cover up well.
If not, you can also choose to sit indoors where it’s air conditioned.

Alpaca View Farm and Cuisine is located at 11 Soi Ladprao-Wanghin 71, Ladprao Rd, Bangkok 10320.
Do note that they open only after 5pm, and opens till late.
Good to chill with beer and live music! :)

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The last “cat” cafe we visited was…

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TADAH! It’s also a cat ya? Hahaha!
We really didn’t come with the intention to visit this one, but saw it while we were roaming around the new Siam Square 1 mall.
It is really massive spanning across 3 storeys, so we decided to have some tea there.

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It was MASSIVELY pink and Hello Kitty all over the place, I think A also fainted.
(Thanks A, for caving in to my whims and fancies) HAHA!

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They mainly serve drinks and some light desserts, and only savoury item they had on the menu was sandwiches.
I am auntie at heart and need to eat some “salty food” so I went ahead and ordered a serving of sandwich. :)
The food looked really cute (except that pink cake that looks too artificially pink).
Oh, and that aggressively pink whipped cream on our iced chocolate scares me too.

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My iced strawberry tea was served in a Hello Kitty zippy-cup which I get to keep.
Maybe that explains why it costs us almost 40 SGD for that bit of food.
We had to collect the food on our own too. :(

Verdict?
The food was really quite bad.
And we couldn’t bring ourselves to eat too much of that ridiculously-pink cake.
I should have known – heard too many horror stories about the food at Hello Kitty cafes.

And because we are rebels, we did this.

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No offence, Kitty. You know I still love you.

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I forced A to take a picture with Hello Kitty too….

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Declined.

Anyhoos, thank you A for walking into a Hello Kitty Cafe with me.
Now everyone knows you went to a Hello Kitty, you’re not that cool anymore.
HAHAHAHAAHAHA!

This is what our faces will be like the next time we see a Hello Kitty Cafe:

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LOL! And how it’ll be like the next time we see a mega gadget store:

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I guess, opposite attracts ya? LMAO.

Hotel Muse x Le Cabinet de Curiosites

November 30th, 2014 by sixpegs

Last weekend was a special one for me, being able to spend A’s birthday privately with her in Bangkok.
I think people might think we are mad at the rate we’re visiting Bangkok. Heh!
We just love this place too much!

During this visit, we also checked out Le Cabinet de Curiosites of Thomas Erber,
an internationally acclaimed annual exhibition, exploring both Thai and international arts.
It was a feast for the eyes!
This is the fifth year Le Cabinet de Curiosite was held and this time round,
it was hosted by Siwilai Concept Store and Central Embassy, a brand new luxury mall in the heart of Bangkok.

In this event, we saw more than 70 pieces consisting of a Lotus Arts de Vive crocodile sculpture,
pieces by Thai silk company Jim Thompson, a P-Tendercool haute manufactured table,
the lightest jacket ever made by Officine Generale, and an exclusive urban city bag by Maison Takuya.

It’s just way too cool!

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Central Embassy was also like an art piece on its own – look at those beautiful and clean lines!

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This mall just blew my mind because to be honest, I’ve never seen SO many luxury brands under one roof in Bangkok!
There was also many beautiful cafes on the higher levels in Central Embassy, and Siwilai Concept Store can also be found in here.

I love Siwilai Concept Store. The selection of merchandise is superb and the whole feel of the store was fab!

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Thank you Central Group for hosting us at the event! It was superb and a big treat for our eyes and minds!

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A and I extended our stay because it was A’s birthday that week.
After searching high and low for the perfect hotel, we settled for Hotel Muse.
I chanced upon this hotel while I was searching for boutique hotels in Bangkok, this one caught my eye instantly.
I like how it is slightly European, near city but not in the middle of the hustle & bustle.

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The hotel interior was absolutely gorgeous.
For a while, I forgot that I was in Bangkok (until they started greeting me). :p
We know a lot of hotels always serve welcome drinks, Hotel Muse did so too,
but they served 4 shots instead of serving us 2 glasses of fruit punch!
2 of the 4 shots served was alcoholic – yum yum!

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The hotel room was clean and very comfortable to be in.
I am always very anal when it comes to hotel rooms, a room that works for me will definitely need to have a bathtub.
This one has one, and I can still watch the television when I’m having a bath!
The bathroom comes with audio system so I can enjoy my telly shows while soaking away.
PERFECT!

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A and I haven’t been to a cat cafe in Bangkok before.
And by some twist of events (we arrived at Talad Rot Fai too early), we ended up at Makura Cat Cafe!
It is at the street just right next to the entrance to Talad Rot Fai, so we went in to kill some time.

I don’t know why all the cats here are so cute.
We saw a couple of “street” cats in the cafe which was really nice!
They were being “pimped” (hahaha, in a way, they are right?) to act cute in front of customers but at least
the owners protect them with rules and regulations; and give them a good home. :)

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On our way back to the hotel, the taxi driver didn’t see the hotel and went a little further down the road.
As we were walking back, we heard some massive meowing down a dark alley.
A and I decided to just find out what’s going on and we found a little kitten stuck between two branches!
A carried it down and it immediately looked relieved!
We didn’t have any cat food on us so I went to a nearby convenience store hoping to get some cat food.
Sadly, they didn’t sell any cat food and I ended up with a can of tuna and some clean drinking water.

(A said everyone gave her dirty looks while I was away, as if she was some cat abuser)
Hahaha!

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The kitten was so cute! It has no tail though, I hope it’s not the case of some psychotic cat abuser nearby.
Anyways, it really made our day, knowing that there is one less hungry cat in Lad Phrao are that night.
We spotted some dried cat food around so there must be feeders around.
Hope the little kitten will grow up into a strong boy.

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I am usually the sort who would skip breakfast.
But having heard a lot about the breakfast served at Hotel Muse, we woke up bright and early the next day.

The breakfast spread was splendid – good range of western and Asian food, and they also have free flow of champagne!

Decadent. Mmm. But I like it! Heh! :p
It was served at the highest level of the hotel so the view was fab too!

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That evening, we also had dinner at Medici, an Italian restaurant located at the basement of Hotel Muse.
We really weren’t expecting too much, thinking it was just a regular Italian restaurant.
But boy! We were so wrong!
It was really lavish and I really love the decor of the place.
The kitchen was an open-concept one so it was really a feast for our eyes,
as if we were watching Hell’s Kitchen or something. (But there wasn’t scolding la. Heh!)

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Halfway through our meal, there were also live opera performances!
The singers just mingled amongst the guests and started singing. How cool right!

We had a beef carpaccio to share, my main was a white truffle pasta (it was SO AROMATIC AND TASTY!),
and A had her favourite steak, cooked to perfection!

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The prices were pretty affordable for the standard of the food served.
The Head Chef also took time to make small talks to the guests and explained more about the food that we had.

Their desserts were so freaking good too!

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We really couldn’t ask for a better birthday dinner for A! <3

After dinner, we also had drinks at SpeakEasy, a rooftop bar located in Hotel Muse itself.
I think A and I are starting to enjoy just chilling around instead of hardcore partying as we get older.
:x
SpeakEasy is a gorgeous place, and I really love the view of the domed roofs of Hotel Muse!

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I’ll put up another blog post for another two “cat cafes” we visited and also the Alpaca Cafe soon!
See you in three days! :p

Travel Life Hacks

November 14th, 2014 by sixpegs

People who know me in person would know what a big travel buff I am.
My dream is to travel to all continents, and to see all the sights on my Bucket List.
And before I start seeing the world, I want to share how I love some of the amazing countries
we have in Asia – Hanoi, Phuket, Cambodia and even Kuala Lumpur, which is so near us!

I love asking the people around me for some of the life hacks they have when it comes to travelling,
and here is a list of ten travel hacks that I’d love to share with you!

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#DFW Insiders

November 14th, 2014 by sixpegs

If you follow me (and a few other bloggers) on Instagram, then Digital Fashion Week would be not unfamiliar to you.
I am really happy to be one of the few bloggers on the DFW journey,
not because it means I am better than other because there are obviously
SO MANY GAZILLION better bloggers than me in Singapore, but because I’ve never done anything like that before.
It was a really good experience and I got to know some of the bloggers a bit better (and loving it).
Because of DFW, I also got to meet like-minded people from all over the world.
And they are all so darn cool.

So for the record, thank you Digital Fashion Week and Nuffnang Singapore.

:)

This is not an advertisement so I do apologise in advance if it seems a little haphazard.
(It’s 3am now and it’s almost bed time)

DFW started in Singapore and I got to know so many of the amazing local designers!
Ok, not know the designers per se, more of get to see their designs and learn more about them.
Some of my favourites are Max Tan (his stuff are SO cool), In Good Company and Thomas Wee.
I am also very proud of my friend Linda for her great works and design for her label, Yesah. :)

OK, can I also please take this opportunity to thank Shunji Matsuo for looking after my tresses?
Caely, Director of from Shunji Matsuo 313 is always so patient with me,
and is never demanding over absolutely ANYTHING.
I have to say it is really fortunate of me to meet her, she’s just different from the other hair sponsors I had.

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Endometriosis?

November 11th, 2014 by sixpegs

They always say “Girl Power”, and for me, it is exceptionally prominent during that special time of the month.
If you know what I’m talking about, and have once experienced that awful thing called “menstrual cramp”,
you would definitely agree with me.

A couple of weeks back, I had the opportunity to attend a talk by Dr Yong Yoke Fai from NUHS and
learnt more about how menstrual cramps could just be one of the many symptoms of more serious problems
like endometriosis.
Immediately after the talk, I shared the information I’ve learnt with A,
and it was only then when I found out that she actually had this same condition a few years back before I met her.

Why curl up in bed and suffer in silence? :(
Let me share what I’ve learnt with you!

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