Monday, April 28, 2014

[sponsored review] Trimton

So, after my initial try of Trimton 2, I was invited to try out the first version, Trimton (1). No qualms about accepting since it had such good reviews.

I find that this version is slightly more bothersome as I have to take 2 capsules 30 minutes before each meal, unlike Trimton 2, where I can just take 2 every night. It's also quite scary to take 6 pills every day! For this reason alone I would prefer the latter version. 

Times when I actually remember to take, I do notice that I feel full easier. Unfortunately, I haven't seen much weight loss yet. Will continue to take and hopefully I don't forget anymore. =X

They're sold exclusively at Guardians at $44.50 per box (60 caps). Not sure when the offer will end so if you wanna try it, go quick!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

[sponsored review] Dentiste Plus White Nighttime Toothpaste & Kiss You Ionic Toothbrush

One of my favorite sponsored products! Came at a really good time cos I was having this dull lingering ache in my back teeth recently.

Dentiste Plus White Nighttime Toothpaste ($10.00 / 100g)

I'm pretty sure everyone has morning breath. So common that it has probably become the norm already. But it can be reduced or removed! The bad breath in the morning is actually caused by anaerobe bacteria which grows very quickly in the night due to a slower flow of saliva. Regular toothpastes are unable to effectively control oral bacteria, unlike Dentiste, which claims to be the only effective night-time toothpaste that controls bacteria and gives fresh morning breath!

It contains:
  • 14 natural extracts which are naturally antiseptic and antibacteria (like sage, peppermint, cinnamon etc)
  • Xylitol - natural taste enhancer, creating an unwelcome environment for bacteria
  • Cyclodextrin Complex - traps up bad bacteria
  • Stable Vitamin C - increase antibodies for healthy gums
  • Micronized silica complex - soothes sensitive teeth
Comes in a really cool pump bottle too!

PS. You can redeem your free Dentiste Plus White sample here!

Kiss You Ionic Toothbrush ($25.00 each)

This is really cool. It claims to be the most advanced toothbrush in the world! No it's not your regular or electric toothbrush. It's an IONIC toothbrush! In simple terms, it works by temporarily reversing the polarity of tooth surfaces. Plaque molecules are then repelled by the teeth and drawn to the toothbrush. Clinically shown to remove up to 48% more plaque! So cool right?!

It actually comes with a metal piece in the middle where we have to touch to 'activate' it. It's also battery-operated (to release the negative ions), and has replaceable brush heads.

My take: I used both products together so I'd just have to review them as a 'package' since I'm not sure which one did the job. Anyway, within days after using them, the dull ache disappeared. Saved me some dentist money, though I know it would be better to visit one still. 2 weeks later, not sure if I still have morning breath, but my mouth feels cleaner, both after brushing as well as in the morning. Not much of a whitening effect though. 

Where to buy:
  • Dentiste White Plus - Watsons, Guardian, SaSa, Nishino, OG, CGH Pharmacy, Mount Alvernia Pharmacy & major retailers
  • Kiss You toothbrush - Watsons

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wanted: Participants for Animal Communication practice

Lol never thought I'll be posting something like this on my blog. I'll probably get more feedback if I used Facebook but not sure how many genuinely want to help me. So, let's try this platform first.

I took the foundation level of animal communication last weekend, and I am now looking for participants (dogs or cats only) to help me practise. Even though I took this workshop so I could speak to Popo, I do realize and agree that it is more difficult to practise on your own pet because you already know him/her very well.

So what is animal communication? In simple terms, speaking to your pet. It's not verbal commands nor interpreting your pet's behavior. I'm not an animal behaviorist. I do not need to touch or see your pet in person. I just....connect. Or try to. Lol.

It is most important to understand that I am only a beginner, and I make mistakes. I don't get connected always, nor do I get all questions correct. That's why practice is important and I thank the people who truly want to help me improve.

♥ You must be the legal owner of the dog/cat.
♥ You must allow me to talk to your pet.
♥ No other animal communicators are speaking to him/her.
♥ The owner (you!) must not be too critical nor give negative comments. For a selfish but practical reason, it affects my confidence and that's not helping me improve. No need to lie either. Just tell me nicely that the answer doesn't seem to be what it is. =P
♥ You must not blame your pet for whatever he/she tells me. Please please don't.

♥ A photo of your dog/cat's face. The butt might work but I'd rather not.
♥ Name of pet
♥ Questions. Maximum 5 please. Ask simple straightforward questions like favorite toy or food. Don't expect them to understand questions like "do you want to be sterilized?" -_- (Some animals don't even know if they're male or female.)
♥ Email or Facebook message me.

♥ I may not be able to connect. But I will keep trying.
♥ I make mistakes. Be gentle with your words. :)
♥ It is possible that your pet does not want to talk to me. I'm not going to force.
♥ I supposedly have an affinity with cats but I find that I work better with dogs. Nevertheless, let me try.
♥ I prefer not to connect with deceased pets. Not yet.

So if you are willing to help me out here, or know anyone who does, please do contact me. TIA! :)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

First visit to VivoCity

Yesterday we brought Popo to VivoCity for the first time! Have been procrastinating for several months. For those of you wanting to bring your pets there too, it is allowed! I had in fact emailed the management some time back, and was told that pets are allowed in VivoCity as long as they do not touch the floor. Here's their official response:

Although however, during our conversation she did mention that the pet has to be in a bag and not hand-carried. And I would have to "try to hide it". Defeated the purpose of being pet-friendly, but since it wasn't in the official reply, I didn't bother trying to hide her. 

I also brought up the topic of a friend getting chased out by the security guard, and she mentioned that sometimes the guards have to "do something" if a non-dog lover complains about seeing a dog there. I think it's really unfair. Since it's pet-friendly, we have a right to be there too. So to all non dog lovers, keep your ass out of VivoCity.

Anyway, we did enter via Lobby G (just because we found a lot outside the lobby) and went straight up to Pet Safari. Popo's head was sticking out of her bag and many people saw her. I would say I saw more smiles than frowns. =)

Explored Pet Safari with ease. And got super tempted to get a stroller. No I didn't, but I WILL have one. Someday.

Daiso isn't pet-friendly (got sign at the entrance). Just so you know. So we headed downstairs. Her head was still out by the way. We went into Challenger. The staff saw her. No problem. Went into this shop with small boxes. Also no problem. Samsung and Apple too. We did make it a point to look for 'No Pets' signs before entering though.

We didn't explore much cos first, the crowd was giving me a headache. Second, Popo was heavy. Third, it was dinnertime and we were hungry. I had also forgotten to bring water out for her. So guess where we went? GIANT! Yes the supermarket!

Was quite apprehensive although we couldn't see a 'No Pets' sign. But the staff saw her and didn't say anything. People saw her and didn't complain. We even went to the food sections! Wish we went earlier so we could have more time to shop around. Boo.

I don't expect the restaurants to be pet-friendly, so we just dabao-ed out to the Boardwalk. There was a bazaar there, and very crowded. Let Popo out to walk and I would say she got quite some attention. All positive the way I see it. Lol. She saw the sunset for the first time (I think) too.

Singapore needs to be more pet-friendly. Having a pet is already so expensive, it would certainly help if we weren't restricted to expensive pet cafes and pet taxis. It means a lot to have our pets out spending the day with us you know? Tsk.

Friday, April 4, 2014

BBQ World Korean Restaurant

My first and last time at a korean bbq. :|

I was craving for steamboat bbq one Friday, and happened to come across this offer on Deals - $22.90 nett for korean bbq and hotpot. It came with free flow sushi, sashimi and drinks. A brief search showed pretty positive reviews, so we went for it.

It was quite authentic, with korean-speaking staff and customers. The food was pretty authentic too. There were some cooked side dishes, of which I only took the appetizers. The kimchi was really good! Managed to take some sashimi too, although the quality was very disappointing.

And authentic korean bbq would mean that, majority of the food were MEAT! Fml. I got a shock when I went there expecting fish slices. Unfortunately, the only seafood were the squid and prawns, with the former being horrendously spicy for me. (It actually stated fish on the deals voucher; no idea where the fish went to.) So, I ate meat. =(

I ate mainly the beef belly slices, which to be fair, were not bad. Paired that with the veggies. There were other kinds of meat, like pork and chicken, though we didn't really try them. Meat lovers would definitely enjoy it more than us lol. The hotpot was not too bad too. I'm guessing it was chicken stock they poured in. We added lots of mushrooms (several different types available) and at the end of it the soup was delicious! There was also watermelon fruit punch and some vinegar drink. Super nice the vinegar drink!

So, while I doubt I'll be returning, I suppose it would be a good place worth coming if you enjoy your meats. =)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Hong Kong Day 5 - Golden Computer, Australian Dairy Co. & home sweet home

Sorry for the hiatus. Almost forgot I haven't blogged the last day yet. =X

And so, day 5 starts with breakfast! Back at the nearby cha chan teng for macaroni. I really miss breakfasts like this. *sad*

After that we rushed off the the nearest Koi Kei to get some souvenirs. Like I said, please get them in Macau if you go there. They are MUCH CHEAPER there! Left with 2 huge bags of goodies which set us back by HKD 761. That's a freaking $125! I didn't buy a lot since they were so expensive and we just realized they have a branch in Chinatown here. -_-

Rushed back to hotel to pack since we had to checkout by 12pm. Left our stuff at the reception and off we went again. Took the MTR to Sham Shui Po Station and within walking distance is SSD's paradise - Golden Computer Arcade

It's like our Sim Lim Square, with 2 levels of electronic shops. We went up and down quite a lot of times, finding stuff and comparing prices. And I was pretty surprised at the how cheap some a lot of the items were. Probably even cheaper than the pasar malams outside. But I guess most of them come from China, so I was pretty skeptical of their quality. Ironically, I still bought more stuff than SSD here. LOL.

When SSD was finally done, we made our way to the famous Australian Dairy Company, a 5-minute walk from Jordan Station. There was a short queue, but I guess table for 2 was easier to get so we only had to wait for a little while. 

Ordered a tea-time set to share and 2 steamed eggs. I still prefer the steamed egg white with milk (white bowl) over the steamed egg with almond (yellow bowl). Much nicer. And unfortunately, goondu me forgot about their scrambled eggs, which are supposedly labeled as 'legendary'. So we got normal fried eggs. T_T

Personally, as much as I like their egg puddings, I really didn't like the noisy, cramped and fast-paced environment. And definitely not the table-sharing. How to eat in peace?! :(

Oh wells. It was back to the hotel to collect our staff and head to the airport. Took the free airport shuttle and express again.

Last meal in Hong Kong.

And home sweet home. Sad for the holiday to end but happy to see my girl again. 

So, where to next? :P

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