Sunday, 13 April 2014

[Highly Raved] Best Frog Leg Porridge and Stingray!

Okay, this is a HUGE sacrifice for me to even post this entry as I am pretty sure I am going to go hungry after typing everything.

BUT I JUST HAVE TO SHARE! 
(See? I am such a good person. I eat and I share awesome stuff with you guys! Now it gives you more reason to read my blog! Heh)

So I was at Ang Mo Kio the other day for my usual facial appointment (Thanks to my fabulous BFF, Pei Wen, for accompanying and even willing to wait nearly over 1 hr for me *guilty*). As both of us are "Westerners" (I mean, we live in the West side of Singapore), Ang Mo Kio seems like a foreign area to us.
However, we are open to exploring the place and ended up having one of the BEST days of our lives when we checked out a BBQ stall that was highly raved online. I'll post the actual address of the place later.
(Check out the compliments on FourSquare! https://foursquare.com/v/s11--amk-ave-10/4b408402f964a520a9b825e3)

Sorry, no high quality photos as of now as everything was taken using my humble phone's camera. Not to mention that I didn't have much time to take many photos as both of us were just TOO hungry.

Here's the Frog Leg Porridge/Congee (or whatever you call it)


A close-up of the Frog Legs:
(Ok lah, my phone's camera not too bad lah, hor???)


Words can't even describe how tasty this pot of stuff is - The frog legs are meaty and wonderfully blended with the sauce. (You can request for less spice if you ain't a fan of spicy food) You won't regret this, I assure you! Do request for more sauce if you can.. You will get "addicted" pouring it in your porridge.

The meat was just soooo tender and soft... Urgh, you just have to try at least once to believe it! 
Sometimes... Online reviews are indeed believable if they are highly raved by Netizens.
Beware though, once you tasted it.. It will be unforgettable and gonna stick to you for life...

As if that is not enough, we ordered Stingray as well! (Yes, it's from the same stall! How convenient and perfect!)
To be honest, this is a very generous serving. At $12, it's considered HUGE. I mean, I have tried $12 versions in other places and the size isn't even half of this.

To top it all, the chilli tastes really good. Not that I am trying to exaggerate, but I almost fainted from overwhelming excitement. I just couldn't believe I was enjoying such heavenly food. Life felt SO beautiful in that instant and I wished time would just freeze.




Here's the leftovers:
Just a piece of bone...


Okay, I felt that my life is complete.
Here's the address: - (I earn nothing from them for this blog entry, but I just purely wanted to share!)

Geylang Lor 9 Fresh Frog Leg Porridge 


Blk 530 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 S560530

(It's inside S11)


Yes, there is no need to travel to Geylang just to enjoy such a great taste. I am so jealous of you people living in AMK or even near AMK now. I wouldn't mind eating this everyday!

P/S: Damn, now I'm gonna cook myself some instant noodles as my stomach is indeed growling after posting this entry!

Monday, 31 March 2014

Groupon Review: Oriental Spa Chamber [PERSONAL EXPERIENCE!]

You may not know, but I am a total fanatic of massages!
In fact, I have been to quite a few that I kinda' regretted not blogging about them - reason being that I always purchase them through Groupon deals, and I am sure many of you out there would be googling for some reviews before clicking that "Buy Now" button.

Right, right... Right??!!

As such, I have decided to be *kind* and start blogging down my experiences for each Groupon deal that I purchase for the benefit of anyone who may be considering about it.

Be rest assured that I am not PAID in any way to blog about their services, hence these reviews are definitely not any form of advertisement. If they are good, then they simply are.
 If they are not, then I hope they are now regretting how badly they treated me (Note: Never offend a blogger! *glares*)

I have always believed in the importance of REVIEWS. They form a huge part of the company's reputation, no?

OK, so here's one that I purchased and tried yesterday with my Shreky:
The Oriental Spa Chamber


I actually came across this place randomly once and was amused by its name. The chinese words "Huang Ah Ma" literally mean "Emperor Dad" (not sure if I translated correctly) back in the olden Dynasty times. I was tempted to visit the place; and my wish was somehow granted when I spotted it on Groupon coincidentally on another day.

 Ok, it is not really THAT cheap - I got the one that was on promotion for 2 pax and we paid $42.50 each for 90 mins of session with them. It's usual prices for ala carte are WAY, WAY more expensive than the deal price!

(The session includes 60 minutes FULL body massage + 15 mins foot soak + 15 mins Sauna)
What appealed me was its ORIENTAL interior design of the place based on the photos that were advertised on its website. (Not to mention that I am a huge fan of oriental style).

So you can imagine my excitement when I managed to secure an appointment with them after I purchased the deal.
However, the booking of appointment wasn't really a smooth-sailing one as I was unreasonably told that they do not offer massage services AFTER April (I had wanted to book for a slot in June). I was appalled as it was supposed to be valid till AUGUST as stated on the Groupon website! The person who picked up my call did not provide me any reason despite me asking; and just simply insisted that they do not offer the services after April.

Well then, I gave in and went for a slot in March.


And so we went - Fortunately, the place was easily located as it was within a short walking distance from Chinatown MRT (Purple Line) - Exit E.
Gosh, I love, LOVE this painting on the wall. Talk about oriental!
Kudos to whoever painted the wall. Haha~


The Oriental Spa Chamber actually resides INSIDE a hotel, so its unmistakable!
We actually spent some time admiring the exterior and taking some random photographs before heading in for our registration.


Gosh, I believe this is one of the rarer times I'm posting a non-makeup photo of myself - but heck. I am not gonna care what you think. Ugly then ugly, lor.
(I don't know why, but I am not into makeup nowadays unless there are really important events. Getting lazy, I guess? But whatever)


When we finally got our asses into the place, we were led to a small cozy room and Ginger tea was served! We were told to wait for our turn as it was a busy Sunday for them. Since their waiting area was VERY comfortable (it somehow reminded me of those small study room in an ancient palace)

Pictures unclear due to the dim lighting and we were using our front camera - my sincere apologies!


Here's a pic taken from my better camera:

Palace, palace!

When it was our turn, we were called in to a small room that consisted of 2 comfy massage-alike chairs:

We were told to soak our feet in the bucket of sea salt water.
(It was #(*$##*$ scalding hot and it took us awhile to adapt to the temperature before we could fully soak our feet in)

Here's a pic of me getting all panicky at the feel of the hot water~


That's my Shreky:
(Note that she did not insert her feet entirely into the water too HAHAHA!)


Ok, now that the water is not that hot...
(We were allowed to bring in our Ginger tea to drink & enjoy the feet soak at the same time)



Shreky's Crayon-Shin Chan manicure design that she did in Malaysia! CUTE to the max!


Look at this door that I love so much:

When our 15 mins feet soak was up, we were led to hall of different compartments where we could finally lie down and relax for our 60 mins full body massage. I was SO hyped up at the thought that  I couldn't wait to pounce on the massage bed so badly. Speaking about being desperate. HAHA.
We were given time to change and wrap ourselves with towels while awaiting our masseurs. (Don't worry, they are all female masseurs!)

Sorry- as much as we had wanted to take photos of us during the massage session, we couldn't as we did not have a photographer with us. (Not to mention that we were given lockers to lock our bags outside)

Both Shreky and I were lucky that we were in the same compartment (We actually bought the 2 pax meant for couples); hence we were able to communicate with each other more freely!

So... You might be wondering how well the body massage went, right?
To be fair, I have to say that it was OK-OK. The initial part started out being painful as the masseur seemed to have powerful hands (I did tell her that it was quite painful and she used lesser force. In fact, it is always important to let your masseur know the level of pain you are experiencing during the massage!) . Thankfully, it became slightly more comfortable soon-after and I almost did fall asleep.

I would give the massage services a 7/10. 

It is definitely not the "VERY SHIOK" kind of massage; but its still okay for the experience. I mean, if you are not able to take the pain... Just voice it out and the masseur will definitely respect you. :)

The masseurs were friendly people, and despite the fact that we came in using Groupon vouchers, they still gave us good service (There are some places that will totally offer you a not-here-or-there service if they see that you purchase their services using vouchers).
Fortunately, the service at Oriental Spa Chamber was great.

We were being taken into a small room for our 15 min Sauna (In fact, it was my VERY first Sauna experience!) I didn't like it at the beginning, but slowly adapted to the heat and I was amazed by the amount of sweat that came out from all parts of my body - including my face!Honestly, I felt like I was a pig being roasted in a hot oven - but the "after-effect" was awesome.

The moment when we stepped out of the Sauna room, I FELT LIKE I WAS REBORN AGAIN. HAHAHA.

Our masseurs came over and gave us our towels to wipe our bodies before proceeding back into our compartment to change.

The best part of all about the Groupon deal?
THERE WAS TOTALLY NO HARD-SELLING OF ANYTHING.
 No hard-selling of packages or products, etc. I was most impressed.
So if you were to ask me whether this is something that is worth purchasing, I would say.. 
GO FOR IT! :)
Even if its not for the massage experience, you may be interested in the oriental style of its interior.

So I guess that shall end my review here... Do bookmark my blog for more future reviews on the different deals I'm gonna try out! :)

RFJam Media Event cum Review of Pioneer Headphones

Was invited down to RFJam media event - A dance battle between different dancers.. and as promised, I finally had the opportunity to review some awesome headphones from Pioneer during its Designer Collab Launch as well! 
Well, who says there are no local talents in Singapore?
I hate to admit that I was not able to capture as many photos as I had hoped to due to the overwhelming crowd... Nonetheless, here are a few that I managed to capture after much squeezing through!



The young dancers ready for their battle..


Of course, different teams had their fair share of supporters!



There were small booths with Pioneer headphones - and an Instagram contest as well in which we could participate and win instant prizes at the end of the session! 
I was actually quite kiasu and did it by spamming a few photos of myself posing with the headphones. 
Here's one of my submitted entries (Haha, I do not want to spam repeated entries... So if you are interested to see more, just follow me at Instagram @ SGCOMPLAINQUEEN!)






I specifically like the color of this headphone - SE-MX9-T! It's not really striking; but yet there's an air of elegance about it. Not to mention that it can look good on either males or females as well!
Sound quality? Although I am no expert, but I have to say I am really impressed by the clear sound quality that it produces. It does make the music sound more "superior" as advertised. Annddd.... It's retailing at $399!
Aiya, you have to try it yourself to believe.



This is another model - SE-MX9-S
Its sound quality is quite close to the previous - but the color of this particular model isn't my cup of tea though. 


This is more of a striking color - bright orange.  I am sure any hipster will totally rock this. (Just that the white color part might be dirtied easily though)
I am surprised out well the bass was enhanced through the headphone... It was as though I was in a studio! Unfortunately, I was not able to enjoy a 100% percent of its sound quality due to the fact that the venue was too noisy :(



Spotted this beauty inside a display case! It's enhanced with fake jewels - and the headphone looks sophisticated! 

I was actually multi-tasking in the midst of testing the headphones! Haha.
There were 2 dancers battling against each other while 3 judges watched from onstage. They would give their verdict at the end of the battle!




Supporters watching intently...


I was actually situated at a position faraway from the stage, but I was glad my camera managed to zoom in to its potential! :p



And guess what? They even had their own tees, caps , etc for sale! :)
How innovative.





Some photos taken at the event:


Marie testing one of the headphones: Heh.



There was even a short break in between and I took the opportunity to roam around and take photos:



Marie sporting her golden sequinned shoes!




Thank you for the invitation to this media event... !

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Crazy woman drank CAT SOUP. [Yes, CATS!]

It has been quite some time since I last blogged... I was really damn busy with work!
There were many a time when I saw something and I would go "Hey, I MUST blog about this!!", etc.. And more often than not, I would end up forgetting all about it. Duh, am I becoming lazy or what?!

Anyway, here's something I felt I SHOULD blog about - something that might catch your attention due to the cruelty level. I came across this news on Shin Min Daily days back, and went online to research about this crazy woman who actually ATE cats and BOASTED about it.

YES. She freaking ATE a cat.

As below is a screenshot I got from a China forum - That poor cat was literally torn apart by her.
(She defended herself in a post saying that the cat was actually her friend's pet, and it was suffering from an incurable injury. The cat was reportedly put down before she decided to cook it. T_T)


Behold - Here are some close-up pics...
Heartbreaking, I would say.


I totally lost it at the pic of the paws....





Her online username is "许金榜".
(Yeah, you can google her up if you like)

I really cannot comprehend how this lady was able to lay her hands on such an innocent-looking cat. I mean, this is NOT something normal humans will do, right... ...?
Besides that, I can't imagine feeding on cats?!?!
Now, I shall end this entry with a loss of appetite.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Radikal Forze Jam 2014... It's a RF Jam Weekend!


WHEN: 21 March, 6pm – 8pm
22 March, 6pm – 8pm
23 March, 11am – 11pm

WHY: Radikal Forze Jam is Asia’s freshest independent dance festival and it is celebrating its 16th Anniversary this year by inviting distinguished dancers from different parts of the world to
Singapore to showcase their dance moves.

DETAILS: On 21 March to 22 March, the event will be held at Far East
Square, Glass Pavilion and the closing party will be held at Wavehouse Sentosa Island on 23 March.
Pre-sale tickets are going at $35 at radikalforzejam.com and $40 at door. Pre-sale price is only available for purchase before 17th
March. Tickets are for entry to all 3 days of the event.
Radikal Forze Jam 2014 is organised and produced by Recognize Studio.
Supporting sponsors are Carhartt, Crumpler, Pioneer and Redbull. Wavehouse Sentosa is our event sponsor.


***There will be a string of hottest freestyle, hiphop, house dancers and B-Boys from all over the world in a Radikal Forze 
(RF) Jam Weekend happening nonstop for three days from 21 to 23 March 2014. *** 

The panel of judges for the battles include legendary dance icons such as Focus (Flo Mo/ Finland), Poe One (Mighty Zulu Kingz, Style Elements / USA), Mouse (Mighty Zulu Kingz, Floor Rippers / UK), IBUKI (Bad Queen / Japan), Hurrikane (USA) and
Boogie Frantick (Mighty Zulu Kingz / USA). 
The likes of renowned DJs, Leanrock (USA), timer (Spain), Hiroking (Japan) and our very own Koflow (Singapore) are sure to spin a deck of sick beats for the B-boys or not.
So, make yourself free this weekend and join in the fun with your friends! :)


And here's bonus:
(I will be doing a review of the headphones soon, stay tuned!)

The RF Jam Weekend will also see the highly anticipated world debut of top-level “Superior Club Sound” series of outdoor headphones, featuring high-quality models of SE-MX9 and SE-MX7.
In a vibrant attempt to support the gathering of creatives, Pioneer has taken one step further to collaborate with emerging local and regional fashion labels and proudly showcase the young designers’ pimped-up version of “Superior Club Sound” series at the event.
Here's a sneak preview of both - I can't wait to lay my ears on them! :)

Monday, 17 February 2014

OOTD Feature & River Safari Trip!

As an online shopaholic (and am proud of it) by nature, nothing beats the kind of satisfaction I get when I receive the items in my hands and discover that they look better than I imagined.

Since I am such a regular when it comes to online shopping, I understand the concerns of a typical shopper. Like many out there, I am often worried if the particular item looks true to the pictures as posted on the website. Imagine the horror if the items look so different from imagination! The heart-wrenching feeling (urgh) is just so hard to swallow.

Hence, just for this purpose, I have decided to record down my online shopping process, from the time I made the purchase to the time when I finally wear it on me! Be rest assured that my photographs aren't professionally edited in any way, and were taken just as how they looked.

 I made a purchase from one of my all-time favorite ZALORA SINGAPORE  (Seriously, you should check them out if you haven't). Believe me, it took me hours to finally settle on my choice of dress out of the hundreds that I have seen and liked.

I have decided that I should choose one that is not my usual style - and see how it'll look!
This piece particularly appealed to me as my favorite color is orange - and it looks kinda' sweet on the model! (*wishing hard that I can portray the same feel too.* LOL)


Best of all? It comes in two pieces - which means I can either wear them together, or separately. 

*Ding Dong*
My package came fast - within 2 days! (Thanks to my parents for helping me to receive the parcel while I was at work) The delivery service guy actually messaged me personally a day before that he'll be coming; thanks for the nice gesture!


The thrill of ripping the packaging open..



The floral details and fabric!



I was stunned by the bright color (I love this shade of orange!) In my own opinion, I feel that it looks even better than the featured photo in reality.



As I would be going on a River Safari trip with my gang that week, I decided that it should be my OOTD! I was feeling quite excited to try out a different style (I am not really a floral person and have never owned any flowery-style dresses) and here are the results!
Surprisingly, I LOVE it. Perfect for a casual day out on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.




Here's my BFF, Pei Wen.. My bestie of 10 years and going strong!


My momo, Wen Jun. :)



We spotted this nice-looking hut and ran over to take a pic immediately.



A pic filled with CNY atmosphere, hor??!



It was a pity that we didn't get the chance to sit on the boat ride as it was crowded and full on a Saturday afternoon. :(

But guess what was the main highlight of the day?!


We got lucky ; and managed to catch the famous pandas, Jia Jia and Kai Kai in action! (I have heard many visitors weren't able to see them - but I was glad we did!)


Caught this smiling shot - Awww..


Interesting fact:

Couple pic, again:

Quite a short but interesting trip.. I have more photos of the animals uploaded on my Facebook.. So for those who are on my Facebook, just go to my albums and check them out luh. Haha.