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Building a Dream Bathroom | GROHE Live! Center Singapore

During my flying days with Singapore Airlines,
I had the luxury of staying in beautiful 5 star hotels all over the world.

Other than big comfortable beds and an oversupply of pillows…
I love the spacious bathrooms as well.

All these wonderful bathrooms could all be designed differently,
but they all have ONE thing in common.
They are all fitted with sanitary fittings from GROHE.
It seems like an industry standard to be fitted with GROHE.

So to me, the brand; GROHE represent innovations, modern design
and a long German tradition of quality and sustainability.

And since my 10 year old bathroom was falling apart,
I was delighted to receive an invitation to GROHE Live! Center at Haw Par Center.
Ivy broke my tap. Grohe saves the day!

The premium gallery spans 5,700 square feet of distinguished and award winning products, showcasing the luxury range of GROHE bathroom and kitchen fittings.
GROHE Live! Center Singapore Mission statement

Grohe Marketing Manager; Ms Chai Fong walked us through the company’s milestones.
Grohe timeline

A lot more to GROHE’s signature design elements than meets the eye.
Grohe distintive design feature
O Ring are used to highlight an area of purpose.
is the angle at which handles and spouts are pitched. Research has shown that this enhances usability and encourages interaction with the products.
Lozenge shape visually interprets Grohe’s Sensual Minimalism Philosophy.

I am surprised at the amount of innovations one could pack into sleek looking sanitary fittings. 😻 Let’s take a look at some…

GROHE DreamSpray®
Advanced shower engines inside shower head delivers precise and consistent water distribution to each individual nozzle for the ultimate showering experience.
Grohe DreamSpray

GROHE SilkMove
The special ceramic discs and Teflon® technology in GROHE SilkMove® cartridges ensure a lifetime of effortless precision.
Grohe SilkMove

GROHE CoolTouch
No more scalding on hot surfaces. The GROHE CoolTouch® technology ensures that the entire outer surface never exceeds your preferred shower temperature.
Grohe CoolTouch

And with GROHE TurboStat® technology it delivers water at desired temperature within a fraction of a second and keeps it constant for the duration of your shower.
Groge turbostat

GROHE Digital
Intuitive digital technology at your fingertips.
Grohe Digital

Grohe StarLight
Flawless, long-lasting surface designed to be extremely resistant to dirt and scratches, making maintenance effortless and ensuring good-as-new looks for many years.
Grohe Starlight

The bathroom is my sanctuary, and I love my thinking throne:
Rapid SL system
Streamline contemporary bathroom with concealed installation and flushing systems with Rapid SL System. GROHE Flush Plates are available in a many Designs and Finishes to compliment your bathroom too.
Grohe Whisper

GROHE Whisper® technology ensures that everyone gets a good night’s sleep. Even if someone flushes the toilet in the middle of the night in an adjacent room, decoupled pipe supports prevent sound transfer to the structure of the building when water is released from the concealed cistern into the WC bowl.

I am excited and starting to have a raw concept for my dream bathroom…
and since I am at it, might as well do the kitchen too right?!?🙈 🙉 🙊

Instant filtered hot water straight from the tap with child prove lock and safety features
convenience of fresh, great-tasting filtered water straight from the tap 24/7.
Grohe RED grohe BLUE

Or perhaps even the Minta Touch
Love at first touch keeping your tap clean and bacteria free
no matter how dirty your hands are…

All GROHE products are fitted with GROHE EcoJoy™ technology, which enables you to significantly reduce your annual water consumption. Pretty AWESOME, isn’t it?!?

2 impressive GROHE bathroom setups that I’ve fallen madly in love with:
GROHE Ondus® Digital
GROHE Ondus® Digital lets you recreate your perfect water experience over and over again. Personalized water enjoyment with a tap of your fingertips. The masculine matte black would charm any men into renovating their existing bathrooms!
GROHE Ondus regDigital

F-digital Deluxe
A super-slim and intuitive ambient controller that orchestrates lighting, sound and steam bringing you the best spa experience at at the comfort of your own home. This will be every girl’s dream bathroom! I kid you not!
GROHE F-digital Deluxe

Now back to the drawing board to work on my dream bathroom…

I hear you want a dream bathroom too?
The good folks at GROHE, is giving readers of Singapore Mom Blogs a 20% discount off their desired regular priced GROHE products (with no minimum purchase required). To use, simply present this print out or flash voucher on your mobile phone for redemption. Voucher expires on 31 December 2014.

Interested to see what my dream bathroom looks like?
Remember to come back and read about my dream bathroom made just for Moms!
**Look out for contest to take home a part of your dream bathroom too!**
#dontsaybojio 😜

Full Disclosure: I was invited to GROHE Live! Center Singapore for a media tour. All views and opinions are my own.

James is TWO! (Part 2) | Sakae Sushi

Back Posting: 28 August 2014

The kids were excited to be back from school.
Hiroshi said, I cannot concentrate in school because I am excited about 弟弟’s birthday!
and Sophia chipped in saying, “Me too! Where are we going?!?”

The fact is, they have been counting down to their lil brother’s birthday from their organizers since many many months ago!
James's Birthday on organiser

Hiroshi was escalated to know that we would be celebrating James’s birthday at Sakae Sushi…Coz he loves Salmon Sashimi. Tsk tsk tsk… Very expensive taste buds!! 😋
Hiroshi eating raw salmon

Sophia loves her Califonia Monkey Maki. 😍
Sophia loves califonia maki

While I am happy with my bowl of chirashi that James is eyeing on!
while I am happy with my bowl of chiraishi

But James eventually decided to stick to his bowl of ramen. And like a true blue foodie, he was seen burying his face in the bowl and slurping ramen loudly.
James slurping noodles at sakae Sushi

James way of telling daddy this is how much I Love You!
I love you daddy

Turns out our decision to celebrate James’s birthday at Sakae Sushi was a great idea since he was practically entertained by the moving food on the conveyer belt…
James Sakae Sushi

Food quality seems to have improved at Sakae Sushi. Reasonably priced Japanese food. Service was alright. My only grouse was the restaurant layout was a little too tight.

Happiness is spending time together as a family.
James's Birthday Sakae Sushi

You may be our a little bundle of joy,
but the happiness you spread around is king size.
Happy 2nd Birthday James!

James is TWO! (Part 1) | Modesto’s

Back Posting: 27 August 2014
*extremely guilty that it took me a month to update James’s 2nd Birthday*

Looking at how little we are doing with James in our first trip to zoo posting,
I’ve decided to take pictures of James for 30 days leading up to his second birthday!
James is 2! 30 days to 3 collage

We started the morning by giving him undivided attention.
Celebrating James’s birthday with just the 2 of us at Modesto’s (Katong V).
Modesto's Pizzaria Singapore

Birthday boy had hungry pangs and decides that he could wait no more.
Bruschetta ($4.00/2 pcs) to the rescue!

Traditional Italian Wood-Fired Pizza
Costiera (Mini: $20 Regular: $25) Prawns, Squid & Crabsticks
Rustica (Mini: $18 Regular : $23) Marinated chicken slices, mushrooms & onions
Modesto's Pizza

Thin, crisp crusts with delicious toppings. A choice of having it “yin yang” means I can enjoy 2 pizza flavors at one go! Perfect for greedy people like me. Pizza will be charged the amount of the higher price pizza.

Fusilli Alla Boscaiola ($23.00) & Spaghetti Mare E Monti ($29.00)
Modesto's Pasta

James loved the Fusilli Alla Boscaiola. He was seen stuffing his face in the bowl of pasta, enjoying it and feeling very accomplished from self feeding.

Affogato Al Café ($10.00)
Single scoop vanilla ice-cream, topped with freshly brewed Italian espresso.
Modesto's Affogato Al Cafe

Tiramisú Modesto’s ($14.00)
One of the better Tiramisú I’ve tasted so far. And I must say I have high expectations for my Tiramisú, since there were only 2 that passed my stringent taste buds.

We were given a scoop of complimentary gelato for James’s birthday celebration. We appreciate the kind gesture. James totally love digging into the gelato in search for fresh blueberries and strawberries. *2 thumbs up!*
tiramisu Modesto's

On the overall, service has been topnotch. With a 50% off ala carte menu promotion, it was extremely valued for money! Restaurant ambiance is spacious and comfortable.

But unfortunately, Modesto’s at Katong V has ceased operation since 30th August 2014. There are still 3 other Modesto’s outlet situated at Orchard Parade Hotel, The Elizabeth Hotel and Vivo City. We’ll be back for more traditional Italian wood-fried Pizza! 😉

The birthday boy was happy and on a sugar high from all the cakes and ice creams he had. But, this post only conclude the first part of James’s Birthday celebration.

The birthday excitement goes on.
Come back and read all about part 2 of James’s Birthday Celebration…

Wordless Wednesday: Are you a Cat or Dog person?

These pictures are taken from our recent Malaysia trip
where stray cats roam free on the streets.

Ma look! A cat!!
Hey ma look a cat!

Shoo kid shoo! I’m trying to chill here!
Tabby cat gets irritated... shoo kid shoo....

Can you get this kid off my fur?
cat running away from james

I’m warning you kid. Stay out!
scary cat

Yet another cat James wants me to take a peekture of…
Another cat that james insisted that i take a peekture of...

Does this make James more of a cat rather than a dog person?

Nope, it seems like he has plenty of love for dogs too…

During a recent house warming party at my cousin’s place
saw James chasing dogs in and out of rooms…

And this is Posh patiently “giving” James a paw.
and sometimes, James likes dogs too

So are you a Cat or Dog person?
I am definitely a dog person, but from my recent encounters with cats,
I must say I am starting to develop some feelings for them too!

Linking up with Ai Sakura for Wordless Wednesday:

Every child a Leader | Horizon Primary School

When Hiroshi came back from school today, he squealed in excitement telling me that he has something special to show me. After rummaging through his stuffed bag, he proudly fished out a medal. His FIRST medal!
Horizon Primary School

I was pleasantly surprised to see the medal. But, to see the medal being awarded for a Chinese Singing Competition left me completely bewildered.
Horizon Primary School

I vaguely remembered him telling me about this Chinese Singing Competition a while back, but I’ve never in a million years expected him to participate in it!

Well you see, getting Hiroshi to converse in Mandarin is just like putting water and oil together. No matter how hard we try, they’ll never gel! Despite our best efforts, the resistance remains strong.

Even though this medal is only an Award for Participation, it meant a lot to Hiroshi and myself. I am thankful that the school has chosen to not only recognize the top 3 winners, but also of those who had tried and put in the effort.

Everything happens for a reason, and perhaps not being able to get into one of the more prominent school in Punggol area might be just a blessing in disguise for us.

I am glad that Hiroshi is in Horizon Primary School. I am happy about how the school is shaping young minds. Nurturing confidence in individuals, leading them to live their lives responsibly and eventually contributing back to society with joy.

Indeed, with the right guidance, every child can be a leader!