Monday, April 22, 2019

Taobao Recommendations - Plus Size Clothing Part 1

Hello Everyone!

I am slowly crawling back to update this space and I thought why not share with everyone my favourite thing to do - Shopping. Haha! Yes, I have been shopping on Taobao since 2009/2010 and sometimes I am able to get items which are selling in retail shops at much higher price! So I am going to curate a list of the items that I have purchased from Taobao and is worth buying. I will divide them into 3 category: Clothing, Shoes & Bag and Other random things. Here we are going to talk about clothing first!

In my opinion, plus size clothing are pretty costly in Singapore and I am a cheapo, I can't bear to spend too much money on clothes either, my most expensive piece is like $30+ max? Hahaha. Sooooooooooo, I had to find an alternative to get pretty clothes for my size with an affordable price tag. So here's a list of the bought and approved items that I would like to share with all of you.

Just for reference, I am a 2XL now, Chest Measurement is 110cm around, about a UK16/18.

Black Hello Kitty Cotton Tee - 1 for 58RMB (about SGD$11.66)

When i first saw this Tee, I told myself I had to get it, but the price point made me think thrice before I could not resist myself anymore. Haha. The quality of the cotton tee is average. the colour does not run and the kitty print does not get wrinkly after wash and spin dry. Some of the printed tees out there gets really wrinkly after 1 wash, this one does not.

Girl Power Cotton Tee - 29.60RMB (about SGD$6.00) Comes in 4 colours, Black, White, Grey and Pink. Super love the quality of this tee also! Wash so many times still good and no little balls on the cloth ah.

Peek-a-boo Sesame Street Cotton Tee - 1 for 29.90RMB (about SGD$6.00)
This tee is super cute, the price is great for the quality you receive and best of all it has plus size! Skinny girls can get this in the larger size to wear like an oversized tee just like the model.

Cookie Monster The Scream Tee - 1 for 39.00RMB (about SGD$7.85)
This design is super cute!

Chiffon Shorts - 1 for 29.80RMB (about SGD$6.00)
This pair of shorts is really comfortable and it has a rubberized waist and 2 pockets! The downside of this shorts is that it sticks to your leg when you sweat due to the material la. Other than that, it is really pretty. They have sizes from S to 5XL, but Taobao sizing runs small, so this design I buy the 5XL. Haha.

Plus Size Office Pants - 1 for 39.00RMB (about SGD$7.85)
They have sizing from S to 6XL, I wear 5XL for this item.

Cotton Padded Camisole - 1 for 26.80RMB (about SGD$5.40)
I wear size XL for this design and I saw this similar cotton padded camisole at Uniqlo selling for $29.90!! Haha. I have afew of these and they are really comfortable to wear, no need to wear a bra under a camisole anymore, hehe.

Seamless Bralette/Sports Bra - 2 for 49RMB (about SGD$10.00)
The sizing runs from S to XL, I can wear the XL size. Many colours to choose from and they have 2 types, singlet type or strap type. Super comfy!!


Wireless Bra - 1 for 29.80RMB (about SGD$6.00)
They have 1 + 1 bundle set going for 39.80RMB (about SGD$8) and 1 + 1 Set Bundle that consist of Bra & Panty going for 49.80RMB (about SGD$10) Super worth it ley! $4 for 1 bra or $5 per set!!
This one has sizes from 70A to 90C, and best part is that it comes with an extender just in case you need it.

Highwaist Cotton Panty - 6 pieces for 39.90RMB (about SGD$8.10)
This range is specially for plus size, from L size up till 4XL can wear. The cotton material is very comfortable and the colour does not run!

Seamless Panty - 8 for 39.80RMB (about SGD$8.00)
These panties are the best! Super soft and comfortable! Sizing range from S to XXXL.
Seamless Tube Bralette - 28RMB each(about SGD$5.50).
The material is breathable and comfortable, comes in White, Black & Nude.

Lace Bralette - 39.90RMB (about SGD$8.10). This bralette is super comfortable and super chio! Comes in 4 colours: White, Black, Navy and Wine. This bralette is designed for Plus Size only! Yay.

Back Hook Cotton Tube Bralette - 24.90RMB(about SGD$5.05)
This tube bralette comes with back hook so you do not have to pull a muscle trying to put it on. Haha!

Metallic Home Shorts - 18.50RMB (about SGD$3.74 each). This design I wear 5XL size hor. Sometimes the cutting and size labels for their items very OFF one. Need to see the measurements most accurate!

Plus Size Chiffon Top - 45RMB (about $9.10 each). I have 2 of this top in Salmon Pink and Black Floral. They are very comfortable and the sizing recommendation is pretty accurate!

That's all I have for now, I still have so many but some of the shops already closed down (wtf).
I hope you have benefited from this list and score some great deals as well. If you have more questions or you don't know where to start to buy from Taobao, feel free to reach me at contactmichhysaurous@gmail.com and I will be glad to help you!


With Love, M

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Leasany - Singapore Online Travel Rental Platform

During my recent trip to Korea, I wanted to do a nice travel vlog to remember the moments there. I was racking my brain thinking if I want to bring along my DSLR so that I can get really good quality footage, but I found an interesting website - Leasany, an one-stop travel rental platform. They offer travel rental service that allows consumers to rent items for their trips instead of a 1 time purchase and leaving the items there to collect dust.

I was excited as I went through their website. They had plenty of items to choose from; Go Pros, Inflatable Floats, Tents, etc. I have always wanted to try a GoPro before buying it and I was glad that I could rent it from Leasany! I rented a GoPro Hero 7 Black and it comes with the necessary accessories and additional batteries for your long day out when you travel!

I am still editing the videos for my trip but here are some of the sneaks and photos for you to see the amazing quality of the GoPro Hero 7 Black:

Kakao Friends Shop in Gangnam

Portrait Photo

Scenic View Photos:

Everland Magical Tree

Carousel in Everland

Gyeongbukgong - GwangHwaMun in our Hanbok

Random Underground subway shopping area

 Tosokchon Ginseng Chicken

Dak Galbi before our trip to Nami Island

Random Shot in Nami Island

I love it that I can capture the whole scene behind me without having to stretch my arm till it hurts. I once got a wide angle lens clip on but the images turns out blurry or some parts of the photo can see the rim of the clip on, so angry!

Also, I got to stay connected in Korea with AirSim. It is a Travel SIM Card that allows you to use it in different countries with just 1 card. No more buying multiple sim cards at various airports. AirSim is available in many countries and it is much more convenient this way!

Thanks for reading till the end, here is your Promo Code to enjoy 20% Off Rental Services on Leasany, limited to 1 code per person. Coupon code cannot be used in conjunction with other coupons. Quote "Michhysaurous" when you make your equipment rental today!
Promo Code valid till 8 May 2019.

Click here to rent a GoPro Hero 7 Black for your travel plans today!



Till Then, With Love M

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Compass One Chinese New Year Market 2019

With Chinese New Year round the corner, there are so many festive markets/fairs popping up irregardless in the busy town area or in the heartlands. I was invited to visit Compass One’s Festive market and I was taken aback at the scale of their CNY Fair! It’s size is comparable to those big scaled ones that are in town area shopping malls!

We were spoilt for choices and didn’t know what t expect since there are so much things to look and see and taste. Yes! Best thing about these CNY Fair is that you get to try before you buy’ sometimes you can even try until you are too full for dinner, I kid you not. The amount of vendors here at the Compass One CNY Fair are aplenty and there are just so much things to try around.


Traditional Favourites

Peanuts and Melon seeds are a Must Haves in my family. We used to head over to Chinatown to squeezing through Chinatown Festive Market row by row to get my goodies. Now I can just get all my favourites from heartland malls nearby. Be spoiled for choices from Peanut King! They offer a wide variety of Peanuts and Melon seeds, from Sweet to Savory ones. Go try!

Next, there is also Peanut Candy and Sesame Candy from Yang Hua Cake House! These are the snacks which old people love but some of them already have no strength to bite it anymore. oh no the peanut candy from Yang Hua Cake House is really fragrant and taste fresh! 


Gin Thye & 余记饼家 are both well known brand in the market and they have loads of CNY goodies for you to mix and match. Great for gifting or just indulging in it yourself! Hehe.


Popular favourites

Kele pineapple tarts and it’s friends are here at Compass One CNY Fair too! They have introduced some flavours which are lower in sugar content, making it diabetic friendly, better reason to feast on them! Haha.


Hokkaido Vegetables Crisps is your alternative to balancing out your diet! All the different vegetable crisps are skillfully air fried while retaining their health benefits. Making them suitable for cheating those little ones to eat more vegetables! Haha! They also have this thing called the Shimiji Clam Soup - it is made up of dried Seaweed & Clam with some seasoning and all you have to do is add Hot Water and Tada, you get a nice warm bowl of soup. The staff said that some of their customers even use this as hot pot soup base!! Cool!



Unconventional Snacks

Aroma Truffle Chips has hands down the best Truffle Chips I ate in my entire 26 years of life. #oopsnowyouknowmyage ever since I got hooked when I first tried them in Cold Storage, I have been going around telling people how good it is. Must Buy if you love truffle like me! Best thing is you get to try first!!

Uncle Didi’s Fresh Popcorn And Snacks is your solution to the movie marathon you’ve plan this Public Holiday. Freshly made popcorn comes in assorted flavours like Caramel, Salted Caramel, Salted and Milo Flavour! I personally love the Milo Flavoured one. Maybe I should head down to get 1 bucket!!


Healthy Seaweed Crisps with Sesame from Hui Kun Seaweed Snacks (会坤-芝麻夹心海苔)
This one is for the health conscious friends out there. These Seaweed Crisps are not oil fried, there’s no salt, no MSG , no additives and no preservatives. And yet they are so amazing crunchy! Cheers to guilt free snacking.

If you are still soaking up the Golden goodness of salted egg snacks, Aunty Esther’s range of salted egg fish skin, Potato chips and tempura seaweed crisps will be sure to satisfy! *crunch crunch*


Something for the old souls

Glacier Confectionery offers a wide assortment of Handmade Kuehs and Pastries. Their Signature Yam Cake had also just won the People’s Choice 2019 award! I mean just look at it, this is the perfect portion and I could polish off 2 on my own! They also have the usual Kueh Kosui, Kueh Dardar and even homemade pineapple tarts that is great for sharing this festive season. Check them out at their shop if you miss the chance to catch them at Compass One CNY Fair.

There is also another Kueh shop - Ang Mo Kio Nonya Kueh which sells slightly different types of kuehs from Glacier. Ang Mo Kio Nonya Kuehs offers Png Kueh, Ang Ku Kueh, Rempah Udang and even 9 Layer Kueh. I remember that I was always being scolded when I tried to eat it layer by layer instead of just chomping in. Who else does this too? 

After all these snacking, time for something sweet. Rickson Kitchen Konniyaku Jelly offers more than 15 flavours, their best seller is the Sour Plum! They also have fruity flavours such as Blueberry, Apple, Mango, Nata De Coco and more! They have also specially created the Koi Fish and Golden Piggy design for this festive season! Just look at how cute they are!! 




And if you start to feel that your throat has overhauled after all the CNY Snacking, here’s something amazing which you have to try! These healthy pastilles from Everything Good Singapore will help you soothe that scratchy throat. Flavours include: Loquat, Grape Seed & Polypmenols Tea (Green Tea). Each candy will have a slight cooling effect after taste which makes them kinda addictive in my opinion. And each flavour boosts different health benefits so be sure to choose wisely!

Are you too busy to get your house decorated? Quickly drop by to Compass One to get those cute little piggy or God of Fortune decorations to make sure you Huat many many this coming year!

Phew! We’ve finally come to the end of this post but there were so much more stalls that we could not cover! Please go check them out one by one and I’m sure there will be something for everyone! 

I would like to thank Compass One & dear June for the invite. I had a wonderful time and I wish everyone a Huat Huat Piggy Year!


With Love, M

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