Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Healthy Snacking with Granola and Quiona from Garden Picks!

I love to snack, I would snack 24 hours a day if I could. Haha! I bet you know that snacking can be healthy too! By snacking on the right food, it keeps your body healthier and also maintains your weight even though you are eating more things! Awesome! haha.

Recently I got some wholesome snacks from Garden Picks and I'm adding them to my snack diet now! Check them out!

I got to try out the following five(left to right)
Black Chia Seeds, Superfood Granola (with chia seed), Superfood Granola (with quinoa),  Black Forest Granola and Organic tri-colour quinoa. 

Look at the Superfood Granola with Chia Seed or the one with Quinoa. They are packed with the different nuts for a well balanced healthy snack which you can indulge without the guilt. You can enjoy them on its own or another idea would be for you to add them to your plain yogurt for a delicious & healthy breakfast!

FUN FACT: Quinoa is pronounced as "KEEN-WA" instead of "QWEE NO AH".

With all those delicious cafe food that attracts me daily, I believe that I should indulge in healthier snack so that we can balance off the guilt! Haha.

Cheers to healthier snacking with Garden Picks!
Check out what else they have to offer on their website!

With Love, M

Monday, April 25, 2016

The Music Run by AIA 2016

I HAD SO MUCH FUN AT THE MUSIC RUN by AIA! It got me this lazy bum out to enjoy the sun, the sweat and the music! 

When the doors open at 3.30pm, we rushed in to get these colourful socks and my obsession for caps urged me to get the OFFICIAL MUSIC RUN CAP! #LiveTheBeat 

Believe it or not, at 3.30pm, everyone was really high and enjoying themselves with DeeJays from 98.7 FM and Australian Rising Star DJ Sam Withers! Singaporeans are so filled with high energy levels even under the HOT sun! The Sam Willows came on at 4.15pm and the crowd went wild!

We were then lead by Fitness First for a pre run workout to get our bodies prepared. And finally it was time to head over to the Starting point for the first asian stop for The Music Run 2016! See the flag bearers leading the way!

We were sent off in batches and I had to catch a selfie with this cute guy in his "uniform", Haha too cute.

Presenting my partner of the day, Celes, also known as my Bae. We had a crazy time together and I would sincerely invite everyone to take part in the music run next time as it is such a fun run that it didn't feel like a marathon at all! Hahaha!

There were 5 different zones sponsored by all the wonderful sponsors for The Music Run!
1. AIA Rock Zone (experiences completed with Harley Vrooming)
2. Pop Zone (experience completed with Giant Candy balls)
3. Old School Zone (experiences completed with pop stars doppelgangers)
4. AIA Hip Hop Zone (experiences completed with graffiti walls and cars & live graffiti artist)
5. W Dance Zone (experiences completed with Killer Selfie Props)

Here's me at the finish line. I survived!!! Everyone was rushing through the finish line! Hahaha! I'm so glad I finished the run unharmed, except my back was really aching afterwards.

After the run, we refueled with some delicious Chilli crab Nachos from The Travelling C.O.W (Chef on Wheels) - $7.90 for this portion. Damn Shiok la after a run!

The Coffee Bandits were there too alongside a special woobar which W hotel brought out. A great chill out area with great drinks & chomps. 

After the drinks & noms, me and bae made our way to W hotel early so that we could freshen up before the after party at Woobar! 

But little did we know that in the end, it was only the 2 of us waiting for DJ Sam Withers in Woo Bar from 8pm till 10.30pm. T__T DJ Sam Withers did not play on the deck at all and we decided to leave after waiting for so long. The last shuttle bus out from W hotel to Beach station was 9.30pm, huuu huuuu. I could have saved $$ if I knew nobody was going to be at the After Party at Woobar. 

Anyhoo, I enjoyed myself alot during the run and with the company of my bae, the worst doesn't feel that bad afterall.

Thank you to Ninemer PR for the invite and I love to be back next year!
Thank you to AIA for bringing back The Music Run this year and I will take part next year again! WOOOOOHOOOOOO! 

With Love, M

Monday, April 18, 2016

Hyde & Co on North Bridge Road

It's back to my cafe hopping posts! This time, I visited Hyde & Co with my friends and we had a great time there. Sadly to say this post is really backdated. Hahaha. Check out the photos!

Truffle Fries ($12) is fragrant and addictive. Pretty good for $12 la. 

Hyde's Wings ($10) - A very unique flavor - it is tossed with Hyde's Homemade BBQ sauce, it is served with Carrot & Celery Batonnet in Buttermilk Chipotle dip.

The Big Ben with Smoked Salmon ($21) - Nothing much to say about this dish, I've tried better ones.

Hyde's Chilli Crab Pasta ($16) was pretty good though it was a tad too spicy for me, it could use more tomato taste, but we loved it. 

Speedy Gonzales ($15) is like a open face wrap. It's my first time trying guacamole and it was good. but the highlight was the creamy scrambled eggs which i couldn't stop. I don't know how to eat it together though. Haha.

A beautiful pot of tea is always a good idea for a great afternoon. Going from $6.50 by the pot, refillable.

I've heard so much about this Butterscotch Popcorn ($14) that I was really excited to try it out. unfortunately it took almost 20 minutes to prepare which left me a little less excited already. lol. When it came, it was a beautiful sight, unfortunately the quarter that I had was SOAKED with the butterscotch, which made it too sweet for consumption. 

Overall I enjoyed myself at Hyde & Co. and I would love to go back to try out their other items!

Hyde & Co
785 North Bridge Rd, S198753
Tel: 6635 5785

Operating Hours: 
Sun - Mon: 11am - 6pm
Wed - Sat: 11am - 10.30pm
Closed on Tuesdays.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Expressions Pro Slim Melt & VIP Body System Toning Treatment

Hello Hello! I'm back to share with you my toning experience with Expression while I experience two of their toning machines to lose some inches! I tried the ProSlimelt and the Expressions VIP Body System, total session took about 1hour 15 mins.
Cozy room for the treatment

ProSlimelt - 20 Mins
This is a non-invasive body slimming and contouring technology, using low frequency ultrasound waves which can penetrate up to 5cm deep into the fat under the skin. These waves break down the cellular membranes rapidly, allowing the body to effectively release liquid fat to be broken down in the liver.

It's benefits includes that it only targets adipose (fatty) tissue, so no other tissue in the body is altered in the process. It uses ultrasound lipolysis to break down fat and soften cellulite and it stimulates fat metabolism and fat reduction without inflicting damage to surrounding tissues.

Pictured here on the right is the fresh gel which has yet to gone through the ProSlimelt treatment on the customer. On the left, is the gel that has massaged me for 15 minutes. The gel has turned foggy, which means that the fatty tissues are being broken down

Expressions VIP Body System - 30 Minutes
The VIP Body System is the ideal solution to reduce excess weight, fat, cellulite, slack skin and fluid retention(水肿)
A muscle firming and metabolic activator, is used to burn fat and increase metabolism without side effects. When positioned in contact on the skin, the infrared rays penetrate deeply in a unidirectional way, without any dispersion. The rays penetrate deeply, and facilitate heat transmission to the tissues, producing a thermal action that stimulates the discharging of fat and increase metabolism.

Oxygenation and microcirculation are also greatly enhanced. The directional waves induce the bundle of muscles to do isotonic movements with a pumping effect, thus enhancing the energetic consumption and the elimination of the fluids in excess in the area. The pumping effect of the movement helps to discharge fluids giving a purifying effect. The induced directional waves eliminate the Adipose Layers, resulting in the firming of the muscles without any efforts from the client.

ONE session of the therapy is equibalent to 300 SIT-UPS and a weight loss of up to 1.5KG! WAH!

The Infrared Pads were well securely tucked in with the wrap on my body to ensure that I get the most effective treatment. There were vibrations from the infrared pads which vibrated at regular intervals and MAN it was Ticklish! But the ticklish sensation went off after awhile and it became a comfortable feeling, somewhat like a massage. Haha.

So here is the Before & After measurements. IT IS SHOCKING that I lost 2.5CM around my Waist! Like WHATTTTTTTTTTT? And my weight went down about 700grams, Impressive I must say! Haha. Please don't think that 1 session only then the results will maintain hor! Must visit for the treatment for a period of time to achieve desired results la!

You get 10% Discount when you quote "GIVEME10" when you purchase online! Steady la! Save Save Save but still can look good! No need to thank me ya, just quote "Michhysaurous" in the remarks/comment box when you make your purchase! Haha!

With Love, M