Monday, March 30, 2009

I love Sentosa!

Can anyone recommend any places in Singapore where we can have fun, and need not spend a lot of money?

I'm quite sick of town already.
Meeting place is always at town town town, because it seems to be like the "center" of SG, and it's like the "shoppers paradise" in Singapore *roll eyes*

Few weeks back, This group of friends and I decided to go to Sentosa! It was such a fun fun fun day, because it's not the usual "town day"!

The magnificent ANdyStorm, Ying zi, YL, Alton and Shawn (:

I got to know this bunch of great friends through blogging (: It had been raining everyday for that week, but I don't know why the weather was freakin' hot that day. And I finally got to do something that I always wanted to do!

Try and get a Star Tan!

Before heading to Sentosa, I was like practically searching for Star shaped stickers, just to see if the whole tanning thing will work. So this yellow star accompanied me thru the whole day, try to spot it in the photos! (btw, it did not really work... slight effect)

After hopping onto the island bus to take a tour around Sentosa, I wanted to go onto the LUGE! I realise not a lot of people know about the LUGE... So the next thing we knew...

We were heading for the LUGE!

We got 5 tickets, and it was not expensive at all! It's only $6 for students on weekdays! 6 bucks for total fun! What can we do with 6 bucks in town... Get a fast food meal?

Wait, let me gather some info about the Luge *google-ing* The Luge is a Part go-cart, part-toboggan, pure excitement thing – the luge is a fun-filled gravity ride that's safe for all ages.

With a unique steering and braking system that allows you to make the ride as leisurely or as exciting as you want (:

First stop: We had to take the skyride to get to some where high so that we can "luge" down the slope, and the $6 tickets includes one skyride and one luge ride! Totally worth it!

The experience is like those snow-ski places except that everything around you is Green instead of snow white.

Up up up and away! The ride went quite high and shawn was afraid!!!! HAHAHA!!! I got phobia of height, so I try not to look down (: The guys took one chair, while the girls took another. Looking at the photo, the chair kinda tilt to one side hor?

The girls with a magnificent backdrop! Wallpaper worthy photo (: Taken by yours truly. With the camera that spoil that very day :(

Checkout the scenery! We get to overlook Sentosa, and look at ships! Sentosa is a great place to take photos too!

After like 10 or 15 mins, it was almost time to get down and start our 2nd part of the whole fun! We were going on the luge!!!

Well, for safety reasons, they expect us to wear helmets...

Everyone trying to look good in helmets (:

Super excited for those first timers!

After being taught how to "operate" the luge, we were off to go!

The result of trying to take a photo on the luge (: So in order to take photos, and also to make the ride last as long as possible, we parked our luge and one side to take photos!!!!

Yay-ness! Mission accomplished!

It was so much fun that we decided to go for another round!!!! So we paid another 6 bucks to go up the skyride and down the luge again (: It's only 12 bucks in total.

I'm SO not going to tell you all about me off steering the track into the bushes and it was un-glamly video-ed down. Shit, did I just say it out?! It was because I was controlling the luge with one hand and video-ing the whole process with another!

We ended the Sentosa trip by taking lots and lots of photos at the beach. The setting sun backdrop was a sight to behold. Love taking a breather from the hectic life. ~ ahhhhhhh..

Another photo (: I used to think tripods are useless and it's a hassle to bring out. Who cares whether cameras are bundled with a mini tripod or not?! But that day, it proved me wrong. Group photos were taken using self timer on a tripod!

Being super hungry after all those fun, we decided to empty our piggy bank and headed for Sakura buffet in town! Yes, town again. We are always living in the shadows of town :S Argh.

Ending the day taking Neoprints!!! I must seriously recommend this Neoprint machine at Cineleisure! Nope, it's not the one at the pretty Tokyo or what-the-shop-is-named. It's the machine at the arcade! Pictures comes out flawless, no pimples!

Alright, that's all for my Outing with these bunch of Nuffnang peeps! Organise more of such interesting outings!

Signing off,

Saturday, March 28, 2009

In for a treat!

It has been quite long since I ever posted something personal on my blog, it's like been advertorials for the past few weeks :X

Here's my reason: I was trying to get more $$ for my M'sia trip!

And tell you what now, I'm seriously broke. Seriously. I seemed to have spent all my assets in Malaysia. Well, I just love the exchange rate. So I will be eating Maggie till my Nuffnang cheque and advertorial fees arrive...

Well, but here's the catch! Since I have no more advertorials on hand, you guys are in for a treat! Maybe after 1 or 2 posts (not including' this...), There is going to be 6 straight posts on my Trip to Malacca! No, make that Malaysia!

I am sooo looking forward to blog about it

But there is like 800+ photos, the only thing I did is to sort them according to which day they were taken :X Well, lookout for it!

~ I think I will blog again, tomorrow...

How bout this, if this mundane post hits 15 comments, the next post will be up straight away (:

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

GLOW magazine By Watsons.

After reading the teaser few days ago from my previous post, anyone got any idea what GLOW is all about? GLOW is a Mag launched by Watsons, this mag is packed with info on health tips, beauty buzz news and wellness features (and many more!)

The people are Watsons sent me one copy for their very first issue to review! So here I'm reviewing whether it's worth your $2 to get this Mag! ~ So here we go!

This Magazine is avaliable at ALL Watsons store and it's priced at only $2, and Guess what? First 30,000 readers will get a FREE Recyclable Shopping Bag worth $5! Comes in 3 different designs!

Not only that,

You stand to Win $9,000 worth of prizes! The most enticing prize would be a trip to the UK's no. 1 SPA, the Sanctuary in Convent garden (London) which is worth a whopping $6,000! There are many other things to win too (:

So what is this Magazine about?

To quickly summarise the contents of the magazine, the contents are divided into different sections: Beauty, Health, Wellness and Freebies! (Not forgetting Fashion too!) Totally worth it for just 2 bucks! Don't you think so?

Here are some articles which got me really interested in:

They have the A to Z guide to Suncare. There is really like 27 things you need to know about Suncare, and they are dead useful. There are somethings that you might not even know!

Getting the perfect pair of Jeans. Knowing your Body shape will help you get your perfect pair of Jeans! Just one tip I got from the article: The darker the wash, the slimmer you'll look!

There are so many types of toothbrush(s) out there, and ALL served the same purpose, but how to find one that will suit your teeth? This article tells you how to choose (:

One whole page on freebies! You stand a chance to win beauty products by telling what you like about GLOW! There are also vouchers to be redeemed!

So with a FREE recyclable bag worth $5 for the first issue, Great contents and prizes worth $9,000 to be won, it's definitely worth it to buy this Magazine. (Which is only like 2 bucks?!)

So what are you waiting for?

Oh ya, there will be a special promotion tied in with the launch of GLOW at Watsons Week Atrium!

The Watsons Week Atrium will be held at Tampines Mall from 23rd to 29th of March. And with every issue you buy on the stop, you get a chance to spin-the-wheel and win attractive prizes!

Not forgetting to mention that Watsons is organising a GLOW spring/summer workshop on the 25th of April. Registration fee is $25 (inclusive of a goodie bag worth $150 & light refreshment!)

Totally worth it! But here's the catch, you need to have the coupon inside the Mag in order to sign up for the workshop (:

Well, last but not least, If you would like to be updated with special treats, freebies and gifts where GLOW is purchased at various selected stores over the weekend, I would strongly recommend that you join their Facebook group! Click HERE.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

I'm Back from M'sia!

ANdyStorm is back!

Haha! Did anyone of you miss me? I came back last night (20/3) lugging my luggage from Golden mile Complex to Army market then Cab back to Pasir Ris! And instead of sleeping till late, I'm half-awake blogging here! Aren't you all proud of me *Beam*

I bought like super lots of things over there! And the past 5 days had been an adventure! From being stopped by corrupted M'sia Police, to taking public train to KL just to shop at Times square!

The best thing (other than my shopping trip) is the whole 5 days is recorded in 800+ photos! Get ready to read 5 long posts on my M'sia trip! I hear some Yay-ness (:


Nah, I wasn't talking about light sticks...

Nope, Not GLOW in the dark neither...

Yup! This one!

Remember my previous entry on my trip to Watsons? The people over there sent me a cool thing to review! So watch out for my entry on 24th March to read more about it!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

HIS online fashion parlour

Sponsored advertorial

Once again, I received a parcel from Royale treatment! This blogshop is catered to guys! Yipee! There is like SO LITTLE blogshops out there catering to guys lor...

Those guys ones I tried to find is all those from taiwan spree, and I have to pay like shipping fee +++ and it takes like 1 month plus to arrive. So irritating lor! like take forever to come.

Well, If you have the same thought as me, here's the solution! Like I mentioned in my previous advert for Royale Treatment, This blogshop is an online fashion for guys, their apparels are picked from overseas and brought back to Singapore, and selling at Fantastic price! Simply Unique and affordable at the same time.

Here are 2 tops they sponsored me this time:

Going for a not-so-formal but formal (what am i saying?!) Nevermind. Going for a event or presentation but don't want to look too formal? The top above is the solution! Realised the pockets isn't really exactly "straight"?

Casual Tees are also available at Royale Treatment! Just match it with a pair of jeans and you are off to go! (Add a vest for the smart look!) Great for Poly students. You can look cool on campus, and head town after school without looking too sloppy!

They have just launched their 2nd collection, Go check it out!

As for girls, You can checkout Room18! Royale treatment is an affiliate of Room18! and They have launched their 12th collection!

Do checkout both for Great deals at an affordable price!

Do join their mailing list to get the latest updates:
Click here for Royale Treatment
Click here for Room 18

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Dawn Yang on Newpaper Headline!

I was surfing through my Nuffnang Stat, and there's a section called "Keywords", and I looked through today's one and realised everyone is searching online for "Dawn yang Newpaper", If you search that term on google, My blog would be the first result due to my previous post on Dawn yang.

Well, I guess this time, This is what you all are looking for?

After coming home from work, I reached out to today's newpaper and I saw Dawn yang on the cover, I was like, "Yay! Must be something Juicy again! Is it about Xiaxue and her again?" Then I flipped open the paper and I was greeted by,

Quite a no. of photoshop-ed photos.

Seems like someone went all the way to take her photos and liquify, I mean uglify her face! Disfiguring and distorting her face. To read the whole article, Do click HERE.

P.s: If you want to take my photos, u better credit hor. Or else you go search for your own newpaper and take your own photos!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Watsons turn 21!

As you all you might know, I'm going to M'sia for a holiday!!!! *Super Excited* In around 10 to 12 days, I'll be heading to Malacca. So I think I should start thinking what I need to bring. I gonna need basic necessities such as Shampoo, Hair wax etc.

I was reading Watsons latest catalog, and It's their 21st anniversary! How times flies! They have been in singapore for the last 21 years (even before I was born!), and they have expanded to more than 1600 stores across Asia! Watsons is like one of the best place to get your stuff because the things are of great value at an affordable price (: Don't you think so?

When we think of Watsons, the first thing we should be able to think of would be the wide range of products they have, ranging from skincare, beauty to food and beverages, So I guess I should take advantage of their 21st anniversary promotion, and save some $$, while getting what I want! *Double happiness*

Called up Claire to accompany me for this shopping trip, So we headed to the nearest watsons store! Armed with a 21st anniversary catalog and a shopping Basket, I'm off to go!

Once we entered the store, We were greeted by posters hanging from the ceiling, and it says "Up to 30% off, SAVE more!", looks like I'm at the correct place to get my stuff!

There are different sections in watsons, example would be food and beverages, skin care, beauty etc, so I know exactly which section to head to get what I want (:

Ok, this may sound stupid. I should be going straight to get the things I want, but somehow I was "lured" to the confectionery section. Who can resist Dark chocolate (Toblerone especially!) that is going at only $1.95?! (Usual price is $2.95!)

Alright, Time to get to business. First stop, Hair wax.

There is a huge variety to choose from. I thought of trying a new brand/type because my current one is from Loreal. Maybe I should go for XXX brand, YYY brand or simply Gatsby...

There's a promotion! Since it's Watsons 21st anniversary, they have promotions such as $2.10 hot deals and the $21 best buys. And this mini colour wax, cost only $2.10! (up to $4), it's metallic silver, can't wait to try it! It should be just like highlight (:

In the end, I still have to get a proper wax, after considering all the different brands and type, I decided to go for Gatsby style foam with the cool looking bottle! Best buy at only $6.48!

What's next? Shampoo! I wanna get a small portable shampoo whereby you can use it for at least 5 days... The shampoo must be nice-smelling and good for the hair, seem like I need to ask the expert, wait, where's claire? *Searching searching*

She went to the beauty section all by herself! Seem like she is interested in the Majolica Majora (Which is only available at watsons!), I would say the design of this Majolica Majora is really nice. Black and Gold works wonders. Seriously...

You can expect to find brands that is ONLY AVAILABLE at Watsons. No where else :)

Look out for products that has the "Only @ Watsons" words. You can expect to find great deals that is only available at Watsons. An example would be the above Loreal, Spring 2009 Runway Beauty Inspiration, there are many more!

They even have faux lashes! No wonder why girlfriends female friends like to go Watsons to get their cosmetic and stuff.

Back to the shampoo.

After roaming around, sniffing the best deal, comparing prices. I decided to go for the Sunsilk Shampoo which cost only $1.95! Cheap, portable and the amount is just right (:

Somehow I got "lured" back to the confectionery section! More chocolates. Suddenly got the urge for Ferrero Rocher, think I will get the 3pcs back since it's only for snack. But wait! One cost $1.65, 2 cost... $1.95! Any sane human would get 2! (Unless you really don't have the 30cents, and that's really sad :( )

Die... Once I start shopping for food, I can't stop! What sweet should I get... If you look closely into the photos, those price tags that are orange are actually those on promotion!

Potato chips!!!! Haven't try this chipster before... Is it different from normal potato chips? Nevermind, I'll get one and try (: Shit! I'm side-tracking! I'm supposed to get things for my malacca trip!

Facial wash!

I think I will get Clean & Clear face wash. Wait! *Flip catalog* There's a purchase with purchase promotion! With every $10nett spend, I get to buy an "Purchase with Purchase" item! Yay! Now I can save 25% (:

*Continue flipping catalog to find more deals*

Mickey mouse Water bottle, Cups, Blankets and umbrella going for only $2.10 each! (up to $9.95 each) Hot deals! Since it's like $2.10, I got 2 water bottles, one for claire, One for myself! I got an umbrella too! Just in case it rains in Malacca!

Sorry to sidetrack AGAIN but who can resist delicious hello pandas going for $1.95 for 2! Good deal! Good deal!

Alright, that should be about it, Did I miss out anything...

I have a Gatsby colour wax, A Gatsby style foam, a Sunsilk shampoo, A Clean & Clear face wash, 2 water bottles, 1 umbrella and A WHOLE LOAD OF JUNK FOOD. Including 3 packets of Anlene concentrate chocolate milk which claire feels like drinking (3 for $2.10! 90 cents each! So she save like 60cents!)

Alright, I'm done. Proceed to counter for payment!

As you can see from the photo above, the result of a very productive (minus-ing the side tracking), I repeat a very productive afternoon at Watsons!

You might want to head down to the nearest watsons store to sniff out the best deals OR get a catalog from any of their store to check out the promotions! The 21st anniversary promotions starts from the 26th of Feb to 25 of Mar 2009!

Oh ya, Did I mention that Watsons is offering a $21 Mystery Bag as part of their 21st anniversary celebrations?

They have collaborate with the famous Cozycot forum to sell their Mystery bag! Everyone loves a Mystery bag because you never know what you gonna get! But fret not, you won't get lousy stuff in this bag!

Here are some brands you can look forward to in these mystery bag:

(update: 4 more brands added into the list! )
(update: Another 2 more brands added! )

Of course, these brands are not all, there are many more! By the way, each bag is packed with different goodies so every bag is a surprise! The bag is worth more than $100 in retail value! So you might want to head down (virtually) to the Cozyshop to get one!

Check out THIS website for more details on the mystery bag.