Author: Darren Ang

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Pain-Free, Hair-Free, The Most Comfortable Way to Eliminate Unwanted Body Hair

Pain-Free and Hair Free, the most comfortable way to eliminate unwanted body hair! Yes, removing unwanted body hair is not just for lady but guys do remove unwanted body hair as well, which explains why the arise of Boyzilian waxing a few years back. The most common way of removing body hair is through waxing, but it’s a tedious process and you might feel discomfort too. Next will be IPL which is very common nowadays as it’s time saving and less painful. Now, how about a pain-free way to remove unwanted body hair? The Pain-Free, Hair-Free is a laser hair treatment, where you can now free yourself from all the daily shaving, painful plucking and expensive waxing to give you that silky smooth and beautiful bare skin. It is an effective and permanent hair reduction solution that is simple and easy. I did a close-shave before i go for my treatment. So how is this different from the normal hair removal treatment? The system unique IN-Motion technology along with the sweeping motion of the laser, safely and gently …

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Third Lady M Confections at Orchard Central offers All-Day Breakfast Menu

After it’s first debut in Singapore at The Dining Edition @ Marina Square in 2013 and One Fullerton, Lady M Confections opens its third outlet at Orchard Central! The Orchard Central outlet introduces a new all-day breakfast menu, in addition to a variety of cakes, including the Mille Crêpes that is synonymous with the Lady M® brand and two exclusive pastry flavours: the Chocolate Mille Crêpes and the Apple Galette. Visited the place with my friends and I love the decor and seating arrangement! Though we only managed to get the famous Mille Crêpes and coffee, will definitely be back to try the all-day breakfast menu ;)   The spanking new Lady M® Confections occupies the prime duplex storefront locale at the trendy Orchard Central mall of the former Ashley Isham boutique. In accordance to its design guidelines, its interior décor is mainly white, punctuated with minimal decorations for a chic and elegant feel, while allowing its beautiful cakes to stand out distinctly. Lady M® Confections @ Orchard Central is open from 11am to 10pm daily. …

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Lift and Firm with Filorga Cryolift Treatment

Chinese New Year is coming soon and I’m sure there’s lots of visiting to do right? It’s also the time of the year where most people are more willing to pamper themselves just to make sure that they look good. Introducing you the Filorga Cryolift facial treatment which utilizes state-of-the-art non-surgical technology to treat signs of aging through Cryotherapy or “freeze therapy”. This treatment is suitable for most people, be it the young or the elderly people, and it’s also safe for pregnant women too! Filorga Cryolift treatment takes the skin down to -18 degrees and the feeling is really good. The icy cooling effect makes your skin feel so pampered. Especially when a combination of gels is used with more than 12 vitamins, 24 different amino acids and various minerals and anti oxidants. This causes the micro blood to flow in the skin that helps to reverse the aging process. Cryolift treatment helps fatigued skin regain firmness, tone and give it radiance. Immediate results can be expected after the first treatment. It also helps …

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Embrace the Spirit of Adventure with Timberland 2015 Spring Collection

This spring, Timberland® embraces the spirit of escape and living in the moment with Timberland® Spring 2015 collection. Boots, shoes and sandals are all firmly rooted in Timberland’s rich heritage of design and quality craftsmanship, while shirts, shorts, pants and dresses take consumers from the trendy cityscape to the laidback outdoors – helping them to re-energize and reconnect with friends along the way. Whether it’s finding a quiet corner of a bustling city or en route to a nearby retreat – Timberland® ensures everyone has an effortless style and can focus on what matters most, the adventure at hand. Timberland® Spring 15 – Men’s Footwear and Apparel Timberland® Spring 2015 collection for men keeps jackets lined and waterproofed while shirts, jeans and pants are designed to offer stylish versatile looks for men who are always on the go. Paying tribute to the art of wooden shipbuilding, each piece of the collection is meticulously finished with trend-right details with heritage-driven style utilizing only the best materials and construction techniques. Timberland® Spring 15 – Women’s Footwear and …

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CATS – One of the Greatest Musicals of all time is Back in Singapore!

CATS, one of the greatest and most adored musicals the world has ever known, has returned to Singapore and now performing at the MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands from 9 January with a season extension until 1 February 2015. Tickets are now on sale. We’re invited to the opening night last tuesday and to be honest, I’m kind of clueless about what to expect when I went into the theatre. Looking at the stage sets, I know i’m in for a great show tonight! CATS is quite simply a phenomenon. The show features a magnificent musical score composed by the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber (The Phantom of the Opera, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Starlight Express), including the timeless hit song “Memory”. Together with a fantastical oversized set, inspired choreography and mischievous costumes, CATS is a brilliant song and dance spectacular not to be missed. Seen by over 70 million people world-wide, CATS first opened in London in May 1981 to rave reviews and went on to win a record-breaking number of awards internationally including two Olivier Awards for ‘Musical …

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Gardens by the Bay ushers in the Lunar New Year with “Asian Tales” Flower Field Display

Gardens by the Bay ushers in the Lunar New Year with “Asian Tales”, starting 16 January 2015.  Entitled “Asian Tales”, this floral showcase draws inspiration from the scenic landscape of mountains and valleys often depicted in Chinese brush paintings.   Spot goats sculpted out of wood and flowers perching on the ridge and grazing in the field, as you take in the picturesque landscape dotted with vibrant dahlias (大丽花) specially cultivated to celebrate the Year of the Goat. Gardens by the Bay will be packed with programmes to usher in the Lunar New Year over 2 weekends with Spring Surprise, part of the signature Garden Series presented by Gardens by the Bay. Visitors can also try their hands at Chinese calligraphy, masks, paper cut outs, and more, at the interesting craft booths that will run from 17 to 25 January. Rounding up the series will be puppetry performances and workshops, an exclusive tour of the Gardens with celebrities, and appearances by the God of Fortune to usher in a prosperous Lunar New Year! What’s more, …

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Revel in a Gelato Bonanza at Earle Swensen’s

With a brand new year, comes spanking new dessert fanfare at Earle Swensen’s restaurants islandwide. Treat yourself to a luscious gelato experience as Earle Swensen’s introduce an all new gelato menu across all dessert offerings. Indulge in wondrous, silky smooth gelato that spans across a wide selection of 17 flavors, with eight of those flavors available at Earle Swensen’s exclusively, and not offered at sister restaurant, Swensen’s. Classic desserts also meet a gelato overhaul, with scoops of quality gelato accompanying delectable dessert creations such as the new permanent addition – Joy in a Jar, as well as other staple favorites like Poached Pear in Butterscotch and Molten Chocolate Lava Cake. The Gelato Bonanza begins in Earle Swensen’s from 1st January 2015 onwards.

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Start Your Day Light with Starbucks Breakfast

Hearty, wholesome and full of flavor, the new breakfast line-up from Starbucks boasts a medley of savory and sweet mouthwatering delights. Enjoy your favorite breakfast sandwich with a tall-sized Freshly Brewed Coffee at $6.90 per set. Turkey Ham, Egg White and Cheddar Sandwich A fluffy egg white patty served simply with turkey ham and aged cheddar cheese in a lightly toasted wholegrain bun. A classic favorite. Ratatouille Tomato Flatbread* Sink your teeth into this tomato flat bread filled with a medley of healthy goodness of Ratatouille – a traditional French stew of tangy tomato eggplant, capsicum, asparagus, and zucchini, completed with Swiss cheese.   Rosemary Chicken with Emmental Cheese Croissant* This buttery flaky croissant is filled with chicken mayo and aromatic rosemary with emmental cheese, coupled with celery bits for that extra crunch in every bite. Turkey Ham & Frittata Potato Sandwich* Delight in a hearty breakfast with a wholesome potato bun filled with a thick frittata containing succulent egg, turkey ham, zucchini, and cheese. This nutritious sandwich is the perfect way to start your …

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Over 20 New Cars Unveiled at Singapore Motorshow 2015

The Singapore Motorshow 2015 offers families a full day of exciting new cars, stunt driving shows, competitions and entertainment. Visitors to the Singapore Motorshow 2015 will get to see a large array of vehicles that will be on display in Singapore for the first time. The four day event to be heldJanuary 15 to 18, 2015 at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, features several cars making their Singapore debut, including concepts from Lexus, Renault and Subaru. A total of 21 passenger and commercial vehicle makers will be showcasing at least one new model or variant at the Show. These include Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, ChangAn, Citroen, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, JAC, Jaguar, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Range Rover, Renault, Subaru and Volkswagen. In collaboration with Subaru, Motor Traders Association of Singapore (MTA) will give away a Subaru Impreza. Aside from the many vehicles on display, the Motorshow will also showcase automotive accessories and innovative technologies. Visitors will be able to learn about Shell’s latest innovation in motor oil, Shell PurePlus Technology. This …

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Tonino Lamborghini Mobile Unveils Latest Fusion of Legendary Design, Cutting Edge Personal Tech: 88 Tauri Smartphone

Tonino Lamborghini Mobile, the luxury personal technologies manufacturer that carries on a family tradition for iconic design, today unveiled its latest high-end Android smartphone, the 88 Tauri. Building on a catalog of unique luxury accessories ranging from wristwatches, to eyewear, and jewelry, to high-tech headphones, 88 Tauri’s design aesthetic emphasizes quality materials in a sleek, distinctive package. Real luxury is in details Sharp geometric lines and color combinations represent the iconic Tonino Lamborghini style; the famous “Raging Bull” logo on the both sides of the phone conveys the spirit of the legendary Italian brand. 88 Tauri offers 3 color variants of its metal panel (black, gold and steel silver) and is finished with top-quality leather available in 5 colors (black, blue, red, orange and brown). Each phone is assembled by hand and receives a unique device number. Only 1,947 pieces of each colorway will be created. This number was chosen to honor the year of birth of the company’s founder – Mr. Tonino Lamborghini. 88 Tauri will be available in select stores around the world …

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Samsung Launches Ultra Slim GALAXY A Series Optimised for Social Networking

Samsung Electronics Singapore unveiled the GALAXY A Series smartphones – GALAXY A7 4G, GALAXY A5 4G and GALAXY A3 4G. One of the slimmest GALAXY smartphones to date, the latest GALAXY A Series offers a refined, trendy design together with the most advanced functions to support social networking. Available in a variety of colours, the latest smartphones enable younger consumers to capture meaningful moments, connect to social media and share their daily lives quickly and easily.

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IHG Opens 4th Holiday Inn Express Hotel in the Land of Smiles

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today welcomes Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sukhumvit 11, the fourth Holiday Inn Express hotel to open in Thailand since the brand debuted in the country in 2012. The new 161-room hotel offers smart and savvy travellers direct access to Bangkok’s lively Sukhumvit district, with plenty of dining and entertainment options right on their doorstep. Located along Sukhumvit 11, adjacent to the bustling Sukhumvit Road in downtown Bangkok, travellers can enjoy a swift 30-minute transit to the hotel after touching down at either Suvarnabhumi or Don Meung International Airports. Both Nana BTS Skytrain and Sukhumvit MRT Subway stations are also within walking distance, making Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 a smart and convenient choice for travellers who want to explore the city by train. When staying at Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sukhumvit 11, travellers will be steps away from Sukhumvit Road, one of the longest boulevards in Thailand and home to some of the country’s most popular shopping centres, trendy restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Guests can either take a quick walk …

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Carvers & Co along East Coast Road

Looks like Katong is getting more and more vibrant nowadays with cafes, pubs, massage parlour, shopping malls and hotel. One of the cafe that caught my attention got to be Carvers & Co. They served different menus on weekdays and weekends for both lunch and dinner. So there’s something different whenever you visit the cafe on different days ;) Menus are pasted onto old books which is a good way to recycle them. Deep fried sweet potato chips which can get so addictive… Anchovy Pasta Beer battered fish and chips Dark chocolate tart served with ginger nut and fresh cream which I think is really good ;) Not forgetting to order a cup of latte brewed with beans from Common Man Coffee Roasters. Or you can choose to grab a bottle of beer to go with the roast meats, their signatures. Carvers & Co is a cosy-bistro cafe, with the intention of encouraging parties and groups of people to connect over hearty meals and comfort food. So probably you might want to try this place for your next …

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“Pan Pacific” and PARKROYAL hotels in Singapore launch two celebratory promotions to mark the country’s 50th year of independence

In conjunction with Singapore’s 50th anniversary of independence this year, Pan Pacific Hotels Group is pleased to announce two celebratory promotions running from now until 30 December 2015 at its two “Pan Pacific” and three PARKROYAL hotels across the country. Pan Pacific Singapore Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore PARKROYAL on Beach Road PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road PARKROYAL on Pickering, a PARKROYAL Collection hotel SG50 Staycation Riding on the festive atmosphere as the nation marks a milestone year of independence, the SG50 Staycation promotion offers all Singapore citizens and residents complimentary daily breakfast for two persons and a S$50 daily accumulative in-house credit which can be used for selected hotel services and outlets, with every room booking made via the brand websites – panpacific.com and parkroyalhotels.com. Singapore’s Golden Jubilee Special Recognising the important contribution that travel agents around the world make towards the tourism industry, and to encourage them to visit Singapore and join in the 50th anniversary celebrations, the Singapore’s Golden Jubilee Special offers IATA-registered travel agents 50% savings off the Best Available Rate and a …

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《招魂》Bring Back The Dead Opens in Cinema on 8 Jan 2015

I must be crazy to RSVP for the gala premiere held last week as it’s a horror movie and yes, you are right, I’m not really a horror movie fan as I will be spending most of the time covering up my eyes throughout the movie. LOL! Luckily I managed to get a partner with me to catch this movie and I’m glad that I attended as after all it’s something different from the usual horror movie. BRING BACK THE DEAD 《招魂》 is ready to spook up local cinemas this 8th January as the first local movie to kick start 2015! Scripted and directed by Lee Thean-jeen李天仁, BRING BACK THE DEAD marks his third full-length feature film after the release of his directorial debut HOMECOMING 《笑着回家》 in 2011 and EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS 《人人有份》 in 2013. Coincidentally, this is also Jesseca Liu’s third feature film after UNTOLD BEAUTY 《还原》 and GREEDY GHOST 《贪心鬼见鬼》. BRING BACK THE DEAD revolves around Jia En (Jesseca Liu), a doting mother who loses her seven-year-old son in a tragic road accident. Beyond grief …

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OPPO Produces Another World First with the N3 Smartphone – The World’s First Smartphone with a Motorised Rotatable Camera

Breaking through the ranks of smartphones with another world first – the OPPO N3 smartphone features a powerful motorized rotating 16MP Schneider Optic camera. Combining functionality, beauty and incredible performance across every parameter, the N3 is designed for life and the perfect embodiment of OPPO’s products. Stunning Wide-Angled Panoramic Images The N3 features the much loved feature of the N series, the rotatable camera, but with an added function – automation. The N3’s camera has the ability to rotate 206 degrees and is capable of taking pictures using its free-stop and multi-angle shooting features, a unique experience in mobile technology and mobile photography. Additionally, the camera can take impressive, wide-angle panoramic shots, such as cityscapes, with a simple click activating the auto-panoramic mode to capture clear, stable images – in both landscape and portrait orientations. Pure Image 2.0 Plus The N3 also includes proprietary image processing technology, Pure Image 2.0 Plus, which allows the smartphone to take 64 megapixel high resolution images, providing users with an unparalleled quality of images. PI 2.0 Plus will complete …

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Staycation at Hotel Jen Orchardgateway

Thank you Jen for the kind hospitality as we had a great staycation at Hotel Jen Orchardgateway a few weeks back ;) Formerly known as Traders Hotel, Hotel Jen Orchardgateway is a brand new hotel, situated right in the heart of the famous shopping district in Singapore, Orchard Road. There’s everything you need right in the surrounding area. We’re excited to be here and we can’t wait to show you around! There’s two locations for hotel check in, one at level 10 for the normal rooms while the other is located at level 19 for club rooms with club privileges. We got a Superior City View room and I got to say the room is pretty compact yet don’t make you feel squeezy in it. Very good usage of space in the room. comfy queen size bed :) view from our room Yes, there’s hairdryer, placed in the drawer on the right :) Toiletries with shampoo, bath gel, conditioner, lotion, toothbrush etc where you do not have to worry of forgetting to bring yours along. Commonly …

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McDonald’s X LINE Plush Toy at $4.90 with every Extra Value Meal Purchased

[McDonald’s X LINE Exclusive Plush Sales] “The McDonald’s x LINE plush collectibles are now available at McDonald’s restaurants islandwide* at $4.90 with any purchase of Extra Value Meal. You may also get your full McDonald’s X LINE plush collectibles set online today. While stocks last! *Not available at KK Hospital store and Tampines Interchange kiosk. Also not available via McCafe, Drive-Thrus, Self-ordering kiosks and McDelivery. There will be a “Forever Love Special edition box” consisting of two characters (Brown and Cony) specially created for Valentine’s Day and is available exclusively in stores from 11am on 9 February 2015. https://onlinestore.mcdonalds.com.sg/

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Dutch Colony Coffee at Frankel Ave

Frankel Ave? Where is it at? That’s the first question that I asked my friend when he told me about visiting this cafe at Frankel Ave. It’s actually located at Siglap and it’s accessible by bus. So here we are at Dutch Colony Coffee Co. The moment i step into the cafe, other than going WOW~ the other thing that came across my mind was it looks a little similar to Wimbly Lu, with the extension at the back covered with a glass rooftop with daylight lighting. Definitely a photographer favourite area as daylight lightings makes your photo looks great :) Self service and place your order at the counter. Free flow of ice water available. We ordered a red velvet cheesecake and Raspberry White Chocolate Bundt with 2 cups of latte. Actually i quite like this red velvet cheesecake but my friend don’t really like it as he prefer his. which i think is not bad too lah~ haha! They do conduct workshops that you can register for in the Cafe too! In general, i …

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The Best of 2014 on Darren Bloggie

It’s the last day of 2014 and Darren Bloggie would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone of you for the support given throughout the year.  Here’s a recap on some of the posts which you might’ve missed for the year of 2014! Darren Bloggie in Hat Yai with Tigerair! Cruise with Superstar Virgo to Malacca [Day 01] Capturing Hong Kong with Sony QX 100 : Novotel Hotel, Dim Sum & Shopping Be Healthy and Stay Healthy Zalora X Darrenbloggie Lookbook Collaboration Vol 01 Ronin Cafe, Hong Kong Street [VOLUME 01] Memories are Made of These, Travel Photobook Collaboration with Samsung The Tastemaker Store, Cafe In the Neighbourhood Setting the Stage with Wedding Acts : Romantic Wedding by the Cliff in Bali GLOW2NI8HT Birthday Staycation at W Singapore Sentosa Cove Happy New Year and look forward to an exciting year on Darren Bloggie in 2015! *ps do subscribe to the newsletter to get latest news and promotions just for you readers! :)

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