Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Comparison on Groupon & BigDeal's refund process

The bunny is a firm believer of Murphy's law; what can go wrong will go wrong. This is especially true for group buy sites, they are the middleman after all.

I've had the misfortune to come across deals that require refunds from both Groupon and BigDeal. Here's a quick comparison of the stark contrast in the refund process with both companies.

Monday, October 29, 2012

New Lao Ban Soya Beancurd outlet @ Clementi

I wouldn't call Lao Ban's as beancurd, it's more of a pudding really. Somehow, I just prefer the silky texture of the soya pudding as compared to the traditional tau huay.

Today's my first visit to Lao Ban at Clementi since their opening in mid-September. The Clementi branch is situated at the first floor of City Vibes. Before, I'm used to getting my fix at Old Airport Road.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Bunny's comparison of yoga centres in SG

In a bid to get fit and lose some weight, I've been signing up for trial sessions at the various yoga centres to get a feel before I commit my hard earned cash..

So far, I've went for sessions at True Yoga, Pure Yoga, Bikram Yoga Harbourfront and Real Yoga. Below is my summary of the yoga centres compiled for easy reference. For clarity sake, all sessions at the various centres are for hot yoga and the info below is my experience with the yoga centres. Yours may differ with different consultants, staff, instructors, time slots etc.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hello-ween Hello Kitty

Halloween is just a week away and guess what I spotted in the UFO catcher window? That's right, it's a super adorable hello-ween kitty!
How much is that Halloween Hello Kitty in the window?

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Dinner at Kar Pin Grilled Seafood (Chomp Chomp) during the downpour

It's the first time I got a carpark space at Chomp Chomp... Ok, near Chomp Chomp... And I managed to parallel park, in a heavy downpour! (Pats myself on the back)

The bf and I settled for dinner at this relatively new looking stall called Kar Pin Grilled Seafood since there weren't many other choices for seats and our movement were restricted by the rainwater and puddles on the floor. Half of the seating at the food centre were unsheltered and thus wet - Not a weather friendly design at all.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

French dinner @ The Tastings Room

The bf bought vouchers to The Tastings Room off Groupon, so there we went for dinner. The Tastings Room is located at Marina Square, #01-08.

Perhaps due to renovation works starting soon (the restaurant is closed from 1 - 30 Nov), there were a number of dishes that we wanted to try but were not available. To compound matters, the waitress who took our orders wasn't sure what was available and what wasn't. Not a very good first impression.

In the end, the bf settled for 63° “Sous Vide” Pork Belly with Crackling Skin; for me, the Confit of French Duck Leg and an additional Earl Grey Crème Brulee with Poached Pear to share.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Family Dinner at Long Beach Seafood Restaurant, IMM

It's a pretty normal Saturday, with the bf visiting and Daddy and Mummy just decided to have a family dinner outside. 
So Long Beach it was for dinner... 

Anniversary Dinner @ Jerry's Barbeque & Grill, Club Street

The bf and me have been together for 3 years today!

Unlike the pish-posh dinner we had last year at Le Pont de Vie, we decided to settle on a casual eatery at Club Street.

On stepping into Jerry's Barbeque & Grill, it felt like we have been transported into an American mid-west diner. It wasn't crowded so we were seated almost immediately.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

SOSD Labour of Love

I feel so fulfilled! I just submitted an article to SOSD yesterday and they replied that they loved it! It's published on their website, saveourstreetdogs.com now.

This article is on their new project, Labour of Love, which aims to get donations and volunteers to transform SOSD's newly acquired kennels into comfy places for their rescues.

Do read my full article at SOSD's website!

Screenshot from SOSD website

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Organic Shampoo - Avalon Organics

I just had a hellish visit to my beautician. She spent at least 45mins trying to squeeze out all the pimple on my face and it was sooooo painful!

My beautician mentioned that my breakout could be caused by the shampoo I'm using for my hair, since the bumps are all near the hairline. My first reaction to that was: "Huh, what has shampoo got to do with the face?" Turns out that the chemicals in the shampoo sticks to the hair and transfers to the face even after washing. The worse seems to be ammonium and sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) which dries the skin and causes it to produce more sebum, thus, causing clogging pores and encouraging bacteria growth.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Etude House Moistfull Mask

The bunny has finally gotten around to use the Etude House Moistfull Mask which arrived in the mail a few months back with some Korean skincare purchase from Gmarket.