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Canon Family Shoot Out at Sentosa

Didn’t matter if I was outnumbered.
The odds were bad. 3 against 1.
But the sound of a Family Shoot Out at Sentosa by Canon was too hard to resist!
DIE DIE MUST GO, SoOOooOoOoOOooOOoooo we went!

In order to document our adventure at the state of fun,
Canon provided us with a selection of compact cameras to choose from…

I rubbed my hands in glee, getting excited over the thoughts that I’ll be laying my hands on the PowerShot G1X Mark II. But after much consideration and reluctance, I changed my mind. This camera isn’t exactly pocket size. Solo parenting plus juggling 3 kids, I think I better go for something smaller, but yet as impressive.
Canon powershot G1x Mark 2
It was a no brainer… The next best compact camera has got to be the Canon Powershot G7 X. It has been a long time since I carried a compact camera that fits comfortably into my palms and pockets! This camera is like chilli padi. Small but Potent!Canon Powershot G7X

What bloggers do when they find a camera with 180 degrees tilt touchscreen LCD?
I bet you knew what was coming… They take a wefie!
(For better or for worst, that’s Cherieladie; my partner for Canon family shoot out!)
Canon Powershot G7 X Cherieladie and Singaporemomblogs

Alrighty, let’s get back to business!
Sophia reading off the clue card for our first destination…
(Image credits to Cherieladie who was using Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II)
Canon Family Shoot Out at Sentosa

“Show us how it is like to look out from within the Guardian of Prosperity”
Task: Head up to the mouth of this creature
and snap a shot with you sky high view from above.

The clues were über obvious, everybody in our group shouted in sync, “The Merlion!”

We were racing against time…
On the escalator, going onto the monorail to find Prosperity! Huat ahh!
The folks from Canon were kind enough to extend another camera to Hiroshi too!
He was shooting with the Canon Powershot N100.
(Image Credits to Cherieladie)
Canon Family Shoot Out at Sentosa

Even though we were outnumbered by kids, we managed to reach The Merlion without loosing anyone! God decides to cry tears of joy after unlocking our new parenting achievements! :p On a side note, The Merlion statue very cute hor!
Canon Family Shoot Out At Sentosa The Merlion

Despite the pouring rain, it didn’t dampen our spirits!
We even gotten ourselves a lucky medallion coin from the Guardian of Prosperity.

Shooting in low light was a bliss since the camera is equipped with a bright f/1.8 lens. I was even able to immediately upload and instagram the pictures taken with the camera to my phone using the wifi transfer function of the camera. Super duper convenient!

Wanna know what’s the view like from the top?
No doubts about it when they say this is The State of FUN!
(Image from Hiroshi’s camera.)
Canon Family Photo Shoot Out The Merlion

Ciao Mr Merlion!
Our next clue points us towards Skyline Ludge.

We were pretty lucky to have the skies clear up for us.
Jerry finds joy in playing by the stream of water….
Canon Family Shoot Out at Sentosa

We decided to take a slow walk to Skyline Ludge,
since the kids won’t bulge after discovering water!

But, our best laid plans were scrapped
when the skies opened up and poured unforgivingly at us!

We ran all the way to McDonald’s to seek shelter.
Hot milo warm our hearts and souls.
(Dual capture feature on Hiroshi’s camera. Notice how drenched I got?!?)
Canon Family Shoot Out at Sentosa

We waited and waited.
But, the rain situation did not improved.
Then, it was time to head back to rendezvous point.

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade…
And try to find someone whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.

Looks like Cherieladie and myself are having a blast taking selfies with silly faces!!
*Flips hair and sings like Elsa* The rain never bothered us anyway!
(Photo credits to Cherieladie)
Canon Family Shoot out at Sentosa

Even though we did not get to complete our Canon Family Shoot Out Challenge, we did had loads of fun! We managed to capture beautiful memories to remember for a lifetime. That’s much more than what we could ask for right?

Check out the impressive rage of Canon Powershot Cameras on Canon’s Website, and get the latest updates, from Canon’s Facebook Page.

Full Disclosure: We were invited to Canon Family Shoot Out at Sentosa. No further monetary compensation was received. All views and opinions are our own.

Swensen’s celebrates SG50 | Swensen’s SG50 Menu (Jan-Mar)

That is the signature flashy smile whenever we dine in Swensen’s at Orchard Ion.
Swensens Ion SG50 menu

Hiroshi had Mac & Cheese while Sophia dived straight into her Fish ‘N’ Chippies.
Swensen’s kids meal were served on adorable SubmaRay,
accompanied by a choice of drink and cup corn.
Swensens Kids Meal

I personally hope to see more colors, especially greens in Swensen’s kids’ meal.
But my thoughts doesn’t really seems to matter much,
because the kids wolfed down their kids meal and gave 2 thumbs up for taste!

Alrighty let’s get back to the main highlights of the entire food tasting.
Swensen’s celebrates Singapore’s 50th Birthday with symbolic SG50 menu!

For the whole year of 2015, diners can expect an intriguing dish every month at Swensen’s as part of an ongoing joyous celebration for the nation’s 50 milestone.

January 2015:
Laksa Aglio Olio with King Prawns ($14.90)
Our votes were unanimous for this one. DIE DIE MUST EAT!
Putting on a local twist on the classic Aglio Olio. Succulent king prawns poached in flavorful Court-Bouillion and tossed in tantalizing Laksa Pesto and fragrant Laksa leaves. It’s a perfect marriage of east meets west. Love it beyond words!
Swensens SG50 Menu: (jan) Laksa Aglio Olio with King Prawns

February 2015:
Grilled Chicken with Spicy Satay Sauce ($14.90)
I love satay, I really do…
Juicy chicken marinated with chef’s special blend of spices and grilled to tender perfection, accompanied with a delicious homemade satay gravy. Complemented perfectly with fragrant pineapple butter rice and refreshing mixed salad.
Gratifying in every mouthful with huge juicy chunks of chicken satay!
Swensen's SG50 Menu: (Feb) Grilled Chicken with Spicy Satay Sauce

March 2015:
Beef Rendang Baked Rice ($13.90)
Tender beef slices blasted in delectable homemade spicy rendang sauce, served over a bed of aromatic savory rice. Then baked to golden brown perfection with a layer of delicious melted cheese, and crowned with crispy prawn crackers for that crunchy finish.
I found that the beef slices was a tad dry on the sides, but the generous spicy gravy compansated for it. Love the full flavor. Will definitely be back for more!
Swensen's SG50 Menu: (march) Beef Rendang Baked Rice

The perfect way of ending our dinner was a selection of delightful Swensen’s Ice Cream.
Swensen's Orchard Ion Ice cream Buffet

The SG50 Menu launches in restaurants from
1st January 2015 and will run till 31st December 2015.
Each dish featured here will only be on the menu for one month,
So do check them out while it last!

Full Disclosure: We were invited to Swensen’s for media food tasting by Touch PR & Events. No momentary compensation was received. All views and opinion are my own.

This entry was posted in Food.

It’s play no matter rain or shine! |Happy Willow at One KM

How could you ever resist the FUN with such cheerful setup at Happy Willow?!?
With all honesty, I am actually quite a big kid at heart…
Happy Willow at One KM

It was love at first at sight at the spacious brightly lighted Indoor Playground.
Specialized area for toddlers to play without the fear of being bulldozed by older kids!
Happy Willow One KM Mall

James totally enjoying age appropriate toys.
Indoor Playground Happy Willow One KM Toddlers Play area

The food and drinks counter is located right next to the toddlers’ play area.
Have a cuppa, order some food and Chillax…
(I swear the chairs are so comfortable I could vegetate there for hours!)
Indoor Playground Happy Willow One KM Food

The older kids hang out in a way cooler corner at Happy Willow; The Kids Den.
Indoor playground happy willow One KM mall

With obstacle courses, ball pits and slides, the older kids were having a blast too!
Indoor playground Happy Willow One KM mall

Happy Willow has 2 spacious party rooms available for private functions.
Indoor Playground Happy Willow Party Room

Fun at Happy Willow in 2 convenient spot:
Happy Willow Fusionpolis (One-North MRT Station)
1 Fusionopolis Way, Fusionopolis, Connexis Tower, #B1-06, Singapore 138632
Happy Willow One KM Mall (Paya Lebar MRT Station)
11 Tanjong Katong Road #02-01/02 One KM Singapore 437157

Opening Hours and Admission Fees:
Indoor Playground Happy Willow admission fees and hours

Special Promotion at Happy Willow till 31 Jan 2015:

Indoor playground Happy Willow One KM special promotion 31 Jan 2015
Looking at those happy smiles, the kids definitely loved Happy Willow.

Having paid for a more expensive and yet less impressive Indoor playground earlier this week, I would consider Happy Willow’s admission fees reasonable. The facility is clean and well maintained.

But, it’s a tad far from where we are. So hopefully they’ll open up a branch soon in Ulu Punggol.

Full Disclosure: We were invited to Happy Willow for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation was received. All views and options are our own.

M.I.C.E Christmas Giveaway | $100 Sephora Gift Card Giveaway

Embrace motherhood. Age gracefully.

Embrace Motherhood. Age gracefully.
It has been a good 9 years into muddlehood motherhood, with saggy boobies, stretch marks, cellulite and 3 noisy kids as bragging rights. Motherhood has changed my perspective to many things in life.

As we grow and take on different roles in life, we must learn to embrace change. In the midst of every diaper change, every late night feed, we often forget about ourselves and the person we once were before mom.

Being mom isn’t the end, in fact it is the beginning. I’m giving $100 Sephora Gift Card because I believe that even as mothers, we all deserve to look our best.
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$100 Sephora Gift Card Giveaway Terms and Conditions:
– Giveaway ends 28 December 2014, Thursday 2359 hours (Singapore time)
– Only open to readers with Singapore address.
– Limited to one winner per household
– Winners will be randomly selected via the widget on 29 December 2014
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CherieLadie is next on M.I.C.E Christmas Giveaway.
Stick close to her blog to find out what she’ll be giving away!

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We wish you a Merry Fishmas! | S.E.A Aquarium @ RWS

Our first visit to S.E.A Aquarium at Resort World Sentosa; home to more than 100,000 marine animals of over 800 species, across 49 different habitats.
S.E.A Aquarium

Other than enjoying breath taking view of the aquarium, we also get to enjoy special programmes and activities due to Christmas season. More bang for the buck!

Pick up a Merry Fishmas activity card and get on The Great Christmas Trail.
Great way for kids to discover many fun fact on schooling fish.
Merry Fishmas at S.E.A Aquarium

Kids were totally fascinated by the diver who was meticulously cleaning the tank.
Love the colors and how Christmas-y the Aquarium looked!
S.E.A Aquarium Merry Fishmas 2014

Look out for clues like this to help you on The Great Christmas Trail
S.E.A Aquarium @ RWS Merry Fishmas 2014

You shouldn’t miss the Discovery Touch Tank.
S.E.A Aquarium Merry Fishmas 2014 Touch tank

James stood still and was mesmerized by the jellyfishes.
S.E.A Aquarium @ RWS Merry Fishmas 2014 Jellyfish

Just when I thought Santa and his Elf was going to walk out to greet us,
they made their grand entrance in a different way.

For the first time ever,
we saw Santa and Elf making their bubbly appearance underwater!

(11am – 11.30am Shipwreck Habitat) (2pm – 2.30pm Open Ocean Habitat)
Merry Fishmas S.E.A Aquarium

I’ve never seen the kids this enthusiastic about fishes.
Great place for kids to learn about marine life.

Merry Fishmas is only valid till 4 January 2015. So visit soon…

Before you visit, be sure to
Check out the entrance fees to S.E.A Aquarium (Click on Tickets),
Look out for special promotion (Click on Attractions),
Check the website for opening and closing hours (Click on Visitor’s Info),
Consider buying your tickets online.

S.E.A. Aquarium
8 Sentosa Gateway.
Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269