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Maccha House @ Orchard Central

Published August 10, 2013 by ireneyksoh

Quite some time ago, I come across Orchard Central’s Food Festival promotion with selected food vouchers from different tenants going at 25% discount. I happily bought myself a $20 Maccha House voucher for only $15 and was so looking forward to a sumptuous meal there with my sister. This proves to be the worst decision I’ve ever made.

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The Matcha Soft Serve Anmitsu (S$7.90) was a disappointment. The taste was quite okie to me, but the portion just seems a little pathetic as compare to the price that I paid. A similar item at Nana’s Green Tea cost about $2 less and the portion is much bigger. And if you would to compare this to the Green Tea Sundae at Kyoto Sabe Ajitei, I would not find it in any way appealing at all…

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The Teriyaki Chicken & Half-boiled Egg Rice Bowl (S$10.90) was in no way better.  I think this must had been the worst tasting donburi  I ever had. I simply cannot find any merit points for it. The portion is again pathetic to begin with. The so called half-boiled egg was almost fully cooked. The rice was cold, like it had been placed uncovered in an air-con room for many hours. The teriyaki chicken was also cold and there were bits of unsightly red spot on it, making it seems to be uncooked. Been to so many japanese restaurants but this is the first time I encountered such thing. I had the waitress to take a look at it but she insisted that its normal.

Speaking of, the service of the staffs there were also damn ‘good’. After taking down my order, the cashier had to shout it out across the kitchen and in a super unprofessional manner. Despite been given a tag that will sort of alert me when my rice bowl is ready, the device obviously failed. And I wasn’t even informed that the meal was ready and the kitchen staff simply left it at the counter after they had prepared it. The waitress was at the counter too but she simply choose to ignore it. It was only that I had finished my desserts and find it curious that my rice bowl is still pending, only to find my order being left at the counter. How worse can their service be I wondered?

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My Fav Choco Fudge Sundae . . . @ Orchard Central

Published October 28, 2011 by ireneyksoh

After a long day of shopping with friends at Orchard Central, all of us decided to grab a bite at Burger King. And of course, the meal will never be complete without having a dose of my favourite sundae.

Just look at the portion given to me. It was simply fantastic. Was very upset with the portion given to me during my last purchase at their branch in Vivo City. Can’t helped but wonder if there is  any standard or guideline to the amount of ice-cream to be given.

CozyCot Holy Grail Beauty & Fashion Awards 2011

Published July 17, 2011 by ireneyksoh

The CozyCot Holy Grail Beauty and Fashion Awards 2011 is back with a weekend long of  celebration and endless fun. Top and biggest names in both beauty and fashion world comes together in one exciting event, providing workshop, beauty tips, free gifts and fabulous deals for anyone that popped by their booth. It’s an event where the beauty gurus would not want to miss.

I feel so proud to be a Cotter (User Of CozyCot) and to be able to participate in such wonderful event. Here’s photos of some wonderful workshops that was held at the event.

As per previous year, an activity card will be issue upon your successful  registration. And you are to visit the various booths to get stamp before proceeding to the final instant win booth to collect a mystery goodie bag.

Oh boy! It was such fun! I’ve got such a wonderful time talking to the promoters at various booths. The lovely sister tending the booths were also very sweet and patient in explaining to me their various promotion and clearing my doubts. Despite the short queue, it took me a whole 2 hours to complete the whole activity card.

A million thanks to CozyCot for organising such fabulous event and for the generous mystery goodie bag. Look forward to many more wonderful years ahead with you.

CozyCot IWD @ Orchard Central Day 2

Published March 27, 2011 by ireneyksoh

And so, I’m back to Orchard Central for yet another exciting day of events and games at CozyCot IWD. I’ve also managed to rsvp myself for 2 talks for the day. Let the fun begin… Shall we…

Before we begin the events of the day, lets have a short speech by the 2 emcees-lovely Ms Elaine Daly and handsome Mr Paul Roster. The ladies around me were all full of chucks the moment he stepped on stage. Nobody can really forget the ‘dance’ he did during the CozyCot birthday bash last year. Ops! Think my nose is starting to bleed again…

Short but yet inspiring talks by 3 of the Top 100 Most Inspiring ladies chosen by CozyCot. It was really my honour to be listening and learning things from them. I can sense my world starting to widen after that.

First event of the day was a dance performance by the lovely divas from Big Is Gorgeous. I really admired the way they carry themselves and the confidence look on their face. Being a plus size lady myself, I tend to be very sensitive to comments around me and sometimes, even become over-suspicious. They also inspired me deeply with their comment: “No Matter what size are you or what color are you just have fun with your body”.  Sister, you all were simply fantastic!!! I shall learn to love myself more from now.

And the lovely door gift at the end of the first event.  Where else can you learn such meaningful things and get free gifts, other than CozyCot? You rocks, CozyCot!!!

A short break before the start of the next event of the day… Let’s listen to some songs by our very own local band. Hey guys, nice vocals you had there! And great job!!!

Due to some unforseen circumstance, Slimfit wasn’t able to present their talk as per schedule for day 1 of CozyCot’s IWD. As such, those who sign up for the 2nd talk for today was able to attend the additional Slimfit talk  which will be slot in as well. How wonderful !!!

Next up was the originate event that I had signed up for- Lancome Show. Makeup Artist Andrea Claire demonstrates how to turn your day makeup to night makeup with just a few simple steps, with Ms Melissa being the model. That sure is one lovely sister up there!

The lovely door gift from Slim Fit and Lancome after the event. Hooray! more goodies for me to try at home!

Just as per day 1, I went around visiting the various booths getting the lovely sales representatives to stamp on my cute pink card to prepare myself for my 2nd attempt at the ever so tempting goodie bags. Oh boy! I so wanna get my hands on more…

 

My Goodie Bag Content

Samples

  • Bio-essence Tanaka White Sachet Sample Set
  • Organia Relaxing Olive Body Essence Lotion Sample Sachet
  • Skinfood Rice Masks Wash Off Sample Sachet
  • Ichikami Shampoo & Conditioner Sample Sachet
  • Asience Shampoo & conditioner Sample Sachet
  • Eversoft Infinite Youth Recall Serum Miniature Tube
  • Slim Fit Sample Set (Miniature Tube X 2)
  • Black Leather Ribborn

Vouchers (Complimentary treatment/Discount)

  • HAACH
  • MDS
  • CACAO7
  • Clubcoutre
  • Mary Kay
  • Regina
  • Asia Flex Massage Studio
  • Fabulous Group
  • JUUP Nails
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Expressions

My goodie bag contents is pretty much about the same as the one I’ve got for day 1, except for the extra black leather ribbon. Think that one is the bow-tie for guys. More lovely goodies for me, all thanks to CozyCot.

Met up with Sister Tiphanie again today to pass her few bottles of EDP and was so surprise that she prepared some goodie for me as well. That is so sweet of her.

And last of all, a picture of me courtesy of Canon booth. I truly enjoy myself during the 2 days event at CozyCot IWD. I’ve met up with many lovely sister and most important of all, I’ve also learned a lot through listening to the speeches made by a few of the 100 most inspiring sister who went onstage. Sister from all walks of life, sisters who are normal humans just like you and I. But its the small changes that they made that makes them so unique and special in their own ways. I sincerely salute you all….

CozyCot IWD @ Orchard Central Day 1

Published March 13, 2011 by ireneyksoh

Finally the long awaited day has arrived! I happily make my way to Orchard Central to attend the International Women’s Day 2011 organised by CozyCot. The event was scheduled to start at 2pm and ends at 6pm. But when I arrived at 1.45pm, there were already a huge crowd of people qeueing up at the registration counter and other various booths. It was really a very fascinating sight to have so many ladies gathering at one place. And not forgetting some caring boyfriends/husbands who were there with their girlfriends/wives. It’s so sweet and thoughtful of them to do so.

After registering myself, a cute pink card was given to me. My task is to visit the various booths as indicated on the card, and get the promoters to stamp on it. What an adventure!

Due to the massive crowd around, it took me approximately 20 mins to get my card stamp at each individual booths. But oh boy, it was such fun! While in the line, I also take the chance to have a chat with some lovely sister both in front and behind me. All of us were very excited and eager to get our hands on the highly anticipated goodie bag.

A simple click on the jackpot game and few seconds of rolling, a goodie bag labeled as B was presented to me. OMG! What a spread of lovely samples and vouchers. Am so gonna share them with my family members and friends.

My Goodie Bag Content

Samples

  • Bio-essence Tanaka White Sachet Sample Set
  • Organia Relaxing Olive Body Essence Lotion Sample Sachet
  • 1000 Hours Ultra-thin Wax Strips (2 Sets X 4 Strips each)
  • Ichikami Shampoo & Conditioner Sample Sachet
  • Asience Shampoo & conditioner Sample Sachet
  • Eversoft Infinite Youth Recall Serum Miniature Tube
  • Slim Fit Sample Set (Miniature Tube X 2)
  • Lactacyd Intimate Daily Feminine Hygiene Wash Travel Size Tube

Vouchers (Complimentary treatment/Discount)

  • HAACH
  • MDS
  • CACAO7
  • Touche
  • Mary Kay
  • Tonkichi
  • Skin Food
  • Fabulous Group
  • JUUP Nails
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Expressions
  • Clubcoutre

A million thanks to CozyCot for the lovely day! It wasn’t an easy task organizing and managing event of such scale, but you guys were simply fantastic!

Cya on day 2! I’ll be back!

Beauty Credit Tea Party With My Mum

Published August 1, 2010 by ireneyksoh

It had been such a long time since my mum last joined me in any beauty event. As she is now wheelbound, I have to be extra care whenever I bring her out. Was so glad she is able to join me in this one.

As the store was very packed when we arrived, the gentleman at the entrance was very kind in allowing my mum to sit near the doorway and even offered to served her some food. Both my mum and I were very touched by his kind thoughts.

We only stayed for a while and left after paying for my purchase and collected my goodie bags.

Not forgetting to collect the daily sample from the Ninki-O store at Orchard Central.