Reviews written by Melody
This is the place that I will always go to whenever I need a new pair of boots, or some guards. It is not the most accessible of places, nor is it the most fancy to shop at but it does have a wide variety of sports wears at an affordable choice.
I would constantly find myself back at this place because of its vast collections of shoes and sizes. One trip there and I would definitely have a pair of shoes that I want in my size as there are just so many shops to choose from so if one disappoints, just hop to the next one and there would definitely be sizes available. Prices are also mostly negotiable, and if buying more than one item, some of the times the shop owners would throw in freebies or discounts. There are a few food stalls too, with pretty good food although the seating space may be a little limited and it might get a little crowded at times. The top and bottom floors are mostly filled with stores for mainstream sports equipments,while the second floor consists of some other apparels and clothing suppliers. The whole mall is not really that huge and it is structured in a circular shape, although the shops can get a little confusing with its messy layout.
If not for buying sports wear, there is really nothing much to shop about this mall besides sporting goods.
I have thus far only visited Adventure Cove once, and I loved it. My boyfriend and I have decided to pay this place a visit, so it was kind of just the two of us on a date kind of thing, a little cheesey romantic but well we enjoyed it. The walk from the monorail to finding the place was a little tedious at the start especially with the confusing signs but we quickly found the place. As we went on the weekday, it was not crowded at all and everything was pretty empty which leaves us with loads of time to spend without having to queue up. A big plus point to the park.
Having read the guide here before visiting the park, we took advice as to use the lockers located nearer to the center of the park and this proved to be rather convenient for us throughout the day because the daily locker hire was easily accessible and we were able to get to it without having to walk around the whole park. The park isnt that huge anyway, and we constantly found ourselves right back at the center where everything seemed to converge. There are quite a few rides, although the slides may look the same everyone of them is different in a certain way which brings about a different kind of thrill. I love the lazy pool because there were different elements to it, and there were different 'themes' along the route to float around to.
What I found rather interesting was the concept of snorkelling with the fishes, although it is a small area, it is no doubt one that sets adventure cove different from other water theme parks. There were also many lifeguards around the place, which I thought was great to ensure the safety of customers at every single point of the park.
Cleanliness of such water theme parks are of a big importance to me because hygiene of the water condition is of utmost concern to me. Perhaps because it is new, but it is certainly one of the cleanest water parks I have ever been to. Given its limited area, I would say that Adventure Cove is clean and entertaining enough as a water theme park. It might not be the most fantastic as compared to other bigger parks out there but it is definitely worth the money and time.
There are only a few choices when it comes down to cheap budget airlines and I would say that Tiger is on the top list of the 'ones to check first' when going on such trips. I love it how Tiger Airways always has the cheapest fares as compared to the others and although there are only a few timings available, I would see myself preferring the timings given by Tiger Airways as compared to some other airlines because they are not scheduled too inconveniently.
I have flown with this particular airline for a few times now, namely to only close places like Thailand and Indonesia. For short trips, I would not mind at all taking such planes with the lack of entertainment and food because well, its only for a few hours and it would not kill to sit still for a while. As for longer trips, I would typically guess that taking budget would be quite uncomfortable because of its little leg room and cramped seats in the not-too-spacious cabins. Furthermore, having to fight for hand-carry space at the top would definitely be a trip-ruiner.
Just to be on the safe side, remember to check the airports and be sure to read all the fine prints. For the budget travel, definitely go with Tiger Airways.
To be very honest, my first and only experience there was not the most fantastic one and hence I have not been back ever since. The entry fee to play with the dogs is capped at about $6 or $7 which is a reasonable fee to play with the dogs for an unlimited amount of time. It comes with a free bubble tea which I was rather glad about because it meant that I didnt have to spend additional money buying beverages.
When I first entered the pen, the dogs were very excited, hoping and jumping around me and that got me excited too. There was even a screen displaying pictures of the dogs with their names on it. I was overwhelmed by the cuteness of those little furballs instantly, as I found myself surrounded by about 8 lap-sized doggies. I guess the attention of the dogs were all mine( and my boyfriend's) because we were the only people there initially and it was quite fun seeing them all cuddly around us. However as the day got later, more people started coming in and the dogs started to lose interest in playing with everyone. It got pretty intense because everyone was trying to fight for the little dogs' attentions and I found myself sitting at a corner looking on to how the poor dogs were being confused. Things got really messy when one of the dogs poo-ed at a corner and caused quite a chaos with the other dogs chasing it around. I also got to witness a miniature fight going on where I felt rather helpless as I was unsure on how to go about doing anything.
Perhaps it was just a bad day for the dogs, but they were very friendly and cute. Everyone deserves a second chance?
I have not really heard much from this brand although I have seen it around quite a bit. Some of my friends use it and they think the "snow" skin collection works wonders on their skin. My mother recently gave me the snow moisturizer to try, as she says is really good for the skin. I am still quite skeptical about this product because it says that this "snow water" really improves skin quality alot.
I feel that after using it a few times, there are not many obvious differences. Seems like the effects of my skin before and after using the product are the same and I am not sure if I would continue using it. The cream is light though and unlike most moisturisers that make you feel very sticky after applying it, this just disappears into the skin.
I would maybe try out some other products, since it is really recommended. Perhaps a mask or something the next time I go to the shops if the budget allows for it.
More than just Cosmetics
I first got to know this brand when I saw its section in one of the bigger departmental stores in Singapore any years ago. This was also where I bought my first bottle of perfume. I was very attracted to the store because of its unique design that stood out from the other shops. It was a younger change, with more spunk and colour and the designs on the cosmetic were more graphic as compared to the standard ones with plain looks.
The "lee-lee" scent I purchased was of one with a mixture of fresh and fruity and the bottle was printed with nice details, even paired with a case that had an "open-walkway" for the bottle to be used. I really like it and still have it till today, even though I eventually got quite sick of the scent because it was too popular around and I did not want to smell like everyone else. I tried their other cosmetics, and they are pretty regular other than the fact that they really do have nice decorations and prints that make it extra attractive. The price range of the cosmetics are relatively cheaper than luxury brands, although I find more of cosmetics than of beauty supplements and products at the counter. Recently discovered some nice matte lip colour from benefit online that I have yet to check out in stores!
More than looks
I would think that she has toned down more now as compared to her entertainment industry days. Eunice Olsen first came into knowledge to many Singaporeans alike as the winner of Miss Singapore pageant 2000. Her model like looks and figure instantly won her many votes and her charisma on top of everything proved worthy of the title as she showed that she possessed both body and brains.
After her Miss Singapore win, she stepped it up and appeared in quite a few of the local productions, as hosts for some shows and programs as well as taking on some acting roles. Her career in Mediacorp however, was fairly short-lived as she progressed beyond social media stardom to bigger roles in society. Becoming the youngest member of the parliment to ever be nominated, she then served two terms campaigning and highlighting issues such as youth, and volunteerism. Although she is much shielded from the limelight now, she has no doubt done her part as a 'momentary star'.
I admire her attitude and charisma that she portrays, carrying herself as a sophisticated and classy individual.
Hosted by Nadya Hutagalung, Asia's Next top Model is yet another inspired franchise of the chain of American reality TV shows. Stemming from America's Next Top Model, the modelling wave has too hit the Asian region, and I must say that the models from Asia are too quite impressive.
Many would compare this edition of the modelling show to its original one hosted by Tyra Banks. I quite enjoyed watching this because it was closer to heart, and I thought it was a better version to watch as there was less bitching and drama as compared to the other american seasons where the models would get into brawls with each other or over-dramaticise events. The winner of the show too was very professional and displayed much modelling potential from the beginning, given her unique look that drew people into her photos. Overall however, I would think that the language barrier for some of the girls could be quite an obstacle in the long run especially during filming of commercials ( like the one that is usually shown on star world ) as the words articulated can hardly be understood.
All in all, a great season and I look forward to the next one!
Simplicity meets style
Not sure when this came into the market but when it did, it brought a whole new wave of stationary revolution along with it. Kikki K changed the name of stationery and added a little style to it. I mean who can resist such nice stationery!
I would say that I am window shopping in this store more than I actually shop there most of the time. I have a weakness for such lovely things and the shopaholic in me would always tell myself that stationery is useful, and needed even though in reality it is more of a want than a need. I mean stationery is applicable everywhere, I need my organiser to plan my life, I could do well with an organised cook book, and it would be great to jot down my escapades in a travel booklet...
That aside, I do own some things from kikki k and as of now I am still very satisfied with them. My 2013 organiser from this place is a gift from my friends, and although it is a little too large for my liking, it makes me happy looking at it because it has such funky colours and cute little things in it that never fails to brighten up a dull monday. Its simple designs had me falling in love with the rubber stamp collection and I am guilty of spending quite a fortune on them. What I like beyond all the superficiality of it is how durable and user-friendly the things are. This stationery revolution could not have come at a better time!
I was looking at the home page when I found that the picture looked rather familiar. This place was the first place that my boyfriend brought me to for a date, how romantic right. We had already eaten at Adam Road, before we got hungry again and decided that we should head down to thomson to have a look because the shops there tend to open till later.
Meng's Kitchen was beside the prata place, and at that time there werent that many options as compared to the whole vibrant stretch it is now. We thus settled for Meng's Kitchen. The food is relatively good, better than average bar chor mee I would say as the noodles still stay springy, and it is not over cooked. There are a wide selection of noodles and ingredient options to choose from and despite it being an individual store, the price is not exorbitant. Pretty decent for a bowl of bar chor mee on a late night. the chilli however can be quite spicy.
What I like about this place is that it is not an individual entity. After having some main course noodles, there is always many other dessert options just down the road to help in the digestion.