Friday, September 15, 2017

[Giveaway + Discount Code by Floral Garage Singapore] - My birthday month of August

August have been great and yes, it's my birthday month ! I know August has passed, anyway better be late than never, I would very much love to document down the summary of this special month as I turned 35, half the journey, inching slowly towards the big 4.

Earlier of the month, I went on a solo trip to Spokane (To be blogged later) with blessings from my ever supportive hubby. I had a good 10 days break away from the kids and it was really a good recharge for me.


And whilst I was still away in Spokane, we were caught by surprised that Channel 8 News (Digital) would love to feature LeBox Sg in the National Day Special Reports. We were jumping in excitement and was really thankful for this opportunity !

Another first in my life, I actually went to star chasing with one of my crafting friend, just to see Song Joong Ki who came to promote his new movie, The Battleship Island. So much so for experience, we told each other once is enough and never again *Laughs*


And finally, after 5 years, I get to be involved again. I went on a learning Journey with Vera as a Parent volunteer for her class. These moments are precious. And I was glad that I was involved with not only Vera but with Xav as well. His form teacher told me, he had observed Xav to be quite happy with me volunteering to go on the learning journey with the school.

| 11th August 2017: 4y 12d| Field trips involving parents totally stopped when Xav was promoted to K1 as parents were no longer allowed to go with them. After 5 years, am so happy to be able to join again, this time with Vera. When the school asked for parents volunteers, I readily jumped on it! Today, we went #bollywoodveggies supposingly for a farm tour but no thanks to the heavy downpour, they ended up with a mini show and tell plus making their rainbow #fruit 🥗 and this sweetie pie here had a sudden change of mind on the way back and wanted only her Mummy to sit next to her, nobody else was allowed and fell asleep on my arms shortly after. #zzz #lovethemoment #happymoments #Cherishthemoment #mindchampspreschool #mindchampsSg #LearningJourney #Veggie #Farm #instamoment #instafriday #FridayFriyay #Momsofinstagram #Momslife #sahm #sporemombloggers #sgparent #sgmom #sgkids #instakids #kidstagram #preschooler #preschooleducation #sg
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Yet another first in my life, my first half marathon relay with another 7 Mom bloggers. I have not been really running for the past decade, the runs I participated in were usually kids' run where most of the time I was walking instead of running (not even jogging). this Mizuno Ekiden 2017, gave me an opportunity to prove to myself that I can do it way better than the targetted time I set for myself. I think the timing was even better than my school days when I did cross country run of a similar distance. In this case, it was all about mind over body, determination and perseverance.

| 19th August 2017 | Thank you @mizunoekidensg for the invitation to run. This is my first real run for 2017, this may not be the best timing in the eyes of seasoned runners out there but I set my own target ( to complete within an hour) and I met my target of completing 5.2km in 33 mins. #pushinglimits #NeverGiveUp I guess it's not too bad as my last run was probably in 2005 or 2006 for my IPPT and I have never continued running ever since I embarked on Motherhood journey, not to mentioned an almost non-stop 5km. . I joined because of a group of like-minded friends. It was great #teamwork to complete the half marathon regardless of what the timing clocked as timing was secondary. Thank you Team #RacyMamas and #RunawayMamas It was great fun and definately motivating for me to run more after this. #MizunoEkidenSg #MizunoEkiden2017 #MizunoAsia #SgRun #Run #Sgevents #RunningMoms #Runstagram #instarun #Fitness #Healthy #Lifestyle #Sporemombloggers #Sgmoms #Momsofinstagram #Sgmoms #Sahm #Momslife #Saturday #instamoments #Instagram_sg #Igsg #Sgig #Sg #Singapore #ExploreSg
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We made time out for a brunch and catch up, with another August baby, Jenn (Mylilbookworm), thank you for your friendship and Happy birthday to US  !


With the usual gang, out of the 5, 3 are August babies too !

From the left: Xavier, Meiling, Edlyn, Cynthia, Christy, Me and Vera

Back to my birthday, it was really just another day with routines to be carried out. That day was made sweeter with Don taking leave on the day before and on my actual day just to spend some time with me. I was feeling grateful that I could sleep in and woke an hour later than my usual timing as he took over the preparation of breakfast and getting Xav ready for school. That extra hour of sleep meant so much to me ! I guess most moms can relate to this.


On the same day after lunch, I had a task on hand to hunt for some materials as LeBox Sg was really honoured to be commissioned to do up educational party favours for a special someone turning 4. The lead time was really short and but we took up this challenge. The end result was satisfying on our side and yes, we had a happy client. To be able to know that the child loves the activities we made was a huge booster and a big encouragement for us to do better next time.


And I returned home receiving a special delivery from Floral Garage Sg which made my day even sweeter. They had specially sent a Freestyle Bouquet, thank you so much ! Freestyle Bouquet is a customization bouquet. You can simply inform the staff what occasion you are gifting for, they will prepare a bouquet that they think is best suited for your request.




About a year ago, I have done a DIY Terrarium review for Floral Garage Singapore. The current 2 year old Floral and Gift company offers beautiful hand bouquets, flower arrangements in form of baskets, vase or box and get them delivered to the special someone to bring some joy to their day or on any special occasion ! You can now send your love and at the same time, have some savings.
Simply enter the discount code : Xavvy10 upon check out to get a 10% off . This code is valid for 6 months from the date of this post.

Floral Garage Singapore would love to send some love to you too! It does not need any special occasion to send flowers to a friend or special one  to brighten up their day! To win a bouquet, simply follow the steps in Rafflecopter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Terms and Conditions :
- Like Floral Garage Singapore Facebook Page
- Like Xavvy-licious Facebook page. (Thank you to those who have liked and have been ever so supportive. )
- Share the Giveaway with your friends and #XavvyFloralGarageSgGiveaway
- Follow Floral Garage Singapore and Xavvylicious on Instagram to earn extra entries.
- Contest runs from 15 - 22 September 2017 and ends at 2359 hours.
- Contest is for residents residing in Singapore only.
- Any incomplete entries will be disqualified.
- All winners will be notified by email, after winners have been selected.

You can now connect with Floral Garage via:
Facebook: Floral Garage Sg
Instagram : Floralgaragesg
Website : https://floralgaragesg.com/
Email: floralgaragesg@gmail.com

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Disclaimer: Floral Garage Sg sent a bouquet to make my day sweeter. There is no monetary compensation involved and all opinions are of my own.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

[Media Invite] Changi Love Kids Carnival + Hello Kitty Cafe Singapore

 This came just in time as we welcome the one week term break! Right at one of our favourite places, from 31 August to 8 October 2017, do head down to @ChangiAirport Terminal 3 and bond over some carnival activities and have fun together as a family! 

This is what you can expect:
Kids Dine Free: Kids dine for free at some of Changi Airport’s best restaurants on all weekends between 11am and 2pm during the carnival period.  To add to their delight, each child will receive a free carnival-themed kids pack comprising colouring activities, ‘cut-out’ models and more!  

Games Galore: Put your skills to the test with a host of carnival games for children (and adults!) of all ages, from the UFO Claw Machine to the Ring Toss game.

Rides, rides, rides!: A Grand Carousel, Helicopter merry-go-round and Choo Choo trains are for the picking, need we say more ?



 CARNIVAL PASSES REDEMPTION 

How to redeem Carnival Passes:
- Present a maximum of two same-day receipts with a minimum spend of S$60 (S$80 for supermarkets) from any Changi Airport Public Area retail or F&B outlet to redeem three (3) Carnival Passes. 
- Mastercard® cardholders who spend the above spend tier fully on Mastercard may redeem an additional Carnival Pass. 
- Redemption per qualifying receipt(s) is regardless of spending amount in excess of the minimum spend required.   
- Each Carnival Pass allows the holder access to any four (4) rides or games. 
- Entry to all rides and games must be presented with a valid Carnival Pass and will be based on a first-come-first-served basis and availability of play slots.
- For participants below 16 years old, the parent/guardian needs to consent to the assumption of risk through an acknowledgement form signed before participation in the activity. 
- Redemption ends at 10.30pm on carnival operating days. 

Purchase of Carnival Passes:
- Carnival Passes can also be purchased at the event area at S$10 per pass. 
- Only Cash and Credit Card payment modes will be accepted for the purchase of carnival passes to the event.    

Note: Duplicated receipts from tenants will not be accepted at the redemption booth. 

Hello Kitty Café Singapore , being one of the participating restaurants to give Complimentary Kids' Meal with every adult main ordered.


During the phase when the café first opened its doors to the public, I read about the long queue and the food was expensive and tasted terrible. I beg to differ, in my opinion how terrible can the dishes taste? Afterall, it is a character themed restaurant, you cannot expect foodcourt price or One Michelin Star standard for the food and if you choose to be the very first who wanted to share your dining experience to your friends or on the social media when it was first opened, of course you would have to be mentally prepared for the long waiting time.

Here I shared my dining experience, the ambience was cosy and lavishly decorated with orchids.


I was looking through the menu, saw one National Day Menu with choice of "Hae Bee Hiam Pasta"and "Bak Kwa Mac & Cheese",  I was so tempted because both are my favourite ! On the other hand, I could not resist Captain's Favourite Curry and yes, it won me over. This is the cafe's rendition of the popular Kapitan Curry and totally no regrets !


I loved the thicker, richer and more flavourful curry as compared to the normal chicken curry. It was a little spicy but totally manageable and the curry chicken chunks were served with some fresh greens , a soft and fluffy Japanese bun. Be sure to dip the bun and savor together with the curry! I would have to say the portion is perfect for a nice tea break but would not be filling if you are going to take it as lunch or dinner.

Parents can now rejoice ! Kids menu is now available for the junior patrons!


Xav ordered one of the most popular dishes that kids love, Holy Macaroni, which comes with a drink as a set.


Hello Kitty Café Singapore also aims at providing patrons with a different dining experience each time they visit. Be sure to capture pictures with a different theme on certain occasions.



To celebrate the nation's birthday, #SG52, they even had a menu for it with some dishes created specially using our all time local favourites like #Haebeehiam pasta and #Bakkwa mac and cheese.


Looks like I have to make another visit should the Cafe decided to keep this menu permanent. I thought this menu is good to also introduce overseas visitors Singaporean's favourite!
Not forgetting the good company too! Nice to see you ladies !


The rest of the participating restaurants (in Public Area) for FREE CHILDREN's DINING are as follow:

Changi Airport Terminal 1
RV Café - Pizza ,  Burger, Paste & Grill -  Level 1, 24 hours
Saboten -  Level 3, 8 am to 11 pm
PappaMia - Level 3, 7 am to 11 pm
Manhattan Fish Market - Level 3, 7 am to 11pm

Changi Airport Terminal 2
Swensen's - Level 1, 24 hours
Tsubohachi Izakaya - Hokkaido - Level 3, 10.30am - 11pm
Chutney Mary - Level 3, 24 hours

Changi Airport Terminal 3
Milk and Honey - Artisan Yogurt & Desert Bar - Basement 2, 10.30am to 11 pm
Hello Kitty Orchid Garden -  Level 1, 24 hours
O' Coffee Club - Level 2, 24 hours
Xin Wang Hong Kong Café - Level 4, 9am to 2am
ThaiExpress - Level 3, 10.30 am to 11 pm
Gurney Drive Signatures - Level 3, 10.30am to 11pm

* You may also wish to ask the participating restaurants what is the deal to get the complimentary  kids dining before you step in to make sure the choice offered suits or is preferred by your child. For more information, do visit; http://www.changiairport.com/changiloveskids for more updates.

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