Friday, July 18, 2014

[Advertorial] Last Call To Shop At Yamaha Mid-Year Sale 2014

Last call to all music lovers,
Check. This. Sale. Out!

Yamaha Mid-year Sale 2014
UNTIL: 31 July 2014


Here's your last chance to shop for your Yamaha instruments at exclusive discounts and gifts before 31 July 2014.

Here's the catalogue once again for your convenience.
Read about my visit to Yamaha Tampines  in the month of June 2014 too.

Get FREE GIFTS when you purchase selected Digital Piano models!
Get two of the world’s finest grand pianos in one beautiful instrument with the newly launched Clavinova CLP-500 series. 

The Acoustic Piano Series and also, enjoy the perfect blend of serious and seriously fun with Portable Keyboards, plus the arrival of the most anticipated ELS-02/02C Stagea Standard and Custom model!


Band and Orchestra players will discover the pleasure of playing with our range of saxophone, clarinet, flute and more brass and woodwind instruments!

Everyone also gets up to 30% off on Vandoren products.


The guitar series:


Amplifiers, acoustic and electronic drum sets are ready rock the beats! 
Plus, get a free pair of limited edition Yamaha DTX drumsticks for every DTX Drumset purchase.


Last but not least,  FREE DELIVERY with $50 minimum online purchase!



Visit HERE for clearer catalogue images.

Logon to www.facebook.com/YamahaMusic.sg for updates about the Mid-Year Sale 2014 and a chance to win weekly prizes!

Dream it. Play it.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

[Mint.Music.Lifestyle] Candies Are A Necessary Part Of My Life - LollyTalk

Resist. 
Resist.
Mmm… resist.
mmmmus.. Resist.
Must Resist.
Mustttt. Resistttt...

Cannot Resist!

Yummy Candies, nom nom nom…
*that is what's going through my head right now*


I only have my keyboard Instructor from Intune Music School, Chi Sheng Lao Shi to thank for introducing me to Mr Ma from Lollytalk. 

Yummy candy + Awesome friendship

Ma Keow Yuen and Joy Tan, who were both trained by two Aussie Masters Ross and Judy, founded Lollytalk. They won Gold Medals for their Fruit Rock Mix (among all the major rock candy makers in Australia) during the 2009 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards. At the same year, Ross and Judy also won the Grand Championship among all the hard boiled confectionery makers, hence awarded the title GRAND CHAMPION ROCK CANDY by Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards.

This jovial man always brightens up my day so much with his laughter and smiles!
I remember vividly how he responded to my question of ,"why have you decided to open a candy shop?"

He said with eyes that shine,"I believe it's every kid's dream to own his/her very own candy shop."

Hey, I really did thought of that when I was younger!
Then I'd have unlimited supplies of candy to eat everyday, heh-heh.





So his Lolly shop is officially my candy paradise now!
Lollytalk is located at Basement 2 (B2-20) of Plaza Singapura. 

The first time I walked in, I don't know what to buy because I wanted to get everything.
#TheWoesOfASweetTooth



Be greeted by the theme song of Lollytalk when you are in the shop titled Lolly Love; this is so special, a full theme song specially catered for a Lolly shop!



"Lolly Love" is an original composition by Tristan Ong.
Producer: Tristan Ong
Co-ordinated and Co-produced by LollyTalk Ambassador: Joey Wee.
Sound engineer: Ng Mei Ting 
Singer:  Teo Zuo En

Hey I know Tristan , Joey and Zuo En! 
Zuo En is a vocal teacher from Intune Music School. 
I got to know Tristan from Huishan and he is a great pianoist.
Joey sings really well and she's recently launched her very own CD album.
roomiesTV has also invited her to be on our show and the wepsiodes will be launched soon, be patient alright!

Support local talents and enjoy the song, everyone!

Lyrics for Lolly Love (Theme Song of LollyTalk)
LollyTalk, LollyTalk, Jolly LollyTalk
Order up when the brew is done
Making Lolly is full of fun

LollyTalk, LollyTalk, Jolly LollyTalk
Cool the sugar and make it works
Add some magic filled with lovely words
Sweet Lolly soon will become true
Feel the Jolly happiness in you

Lolly Lolly Lolly
With hook to scratch merrily
Once it cools down, scratch with fun
Start to fall in, sweet avalanche

Lolly Lolly Lolly
The extrusion amazes me
Make the happy shape amused
Pull and cut and every sweet fulfilled

Lolly Lolly Lolly
With crush of sweet fantasy
Rocky's cool and Candy's fun
Free to fall in sweet avalanche

Candy candy candy
Tower of Love amazes me
Make Lolly and be amused
You and me and everyone's fulfilled.

Their Hard Rock Lollipops come in all sizes.





The place is filled with cartoon figurines and hard rock candies!


Doesn't these packets look like little pieces of lego from far?
They come in different flavours and designs.

Different mix of candy flavours and designs also have different meanings from 'Keep On Smiling' to 'I love you'. 










I've been hooked on this flavour ever since I first tried them and always keep some in my bag - 
The Plum Guava


You see, I get motion sickness easily and with the help of candies, I can overcome my motion sickness issue. The Plum Guava has the refresh and sweet taste of Guava with hints of Plum sweetness.

Photo taken from: Lollytalk Facebook.

This is so tempting wait I have to eat one now.
*pops a plum guava candy in my mouth*

Ok I'm back!
Where was I oh yes, let me introduce more about Plum Guava and this lolly collection. 

The Plum Guava is one of the series of candy flavours launched uniquely to LollyTalk known as the Acquired Taste Collection.

Photo taken from: Lollytalk Facebook.

With interesting flavours such as Chilli Lime, Spicy Mango, Plum Guava, they have also creatively used ingredients such as fruits (real apple/cranberry/lemon), menthol crystal as well as pure honey in the making of this special Collection.

Apart from the 3 flavours I've previously mentioned of which one is my favourite, Lollytalk have also launched the Apple Cranberry, Menthol Grape, Honey Lemon as well as Menthol Honey Lemon.

The collection comes in glass bottles as well as 60gm aluminium refill-packets (S$4.90). 
Great to eat for yourselves or even as a gift for your friends who are overseas.

Remember, the taste of this collection is unique to Lollytalk so it'll be special for them because you won't find them anywhere else!

I'm planning to get some plum guava for my taiwanese friend when I visit Taiwan this coming end July.





The spicy mango flavour reminds me of Thai Mango Salad.


Enjoy your Lollytalk candies!



The smell of the lolly attracted Bubble for a sniff.


No Bubble Leong, you cannot have them I'm sorry. 
You can only help post for pictures be good.





Like Lollytalk on Facebook HERE.

Visit Lollytalk today for your yummy Hard Rock candy!

68 Orchard Road, Plaza Singapura B2-20
Contact: +65 6883 1569
QQ: 9940 8610
WeChat ID 微信号: LollyTalk


Thursday, June 26, 2014

[Mint.Music.Lifestyle] More Exciting Performances By Yamaha To Celebrate its Mid Year Sale

Mid-year Sale at Yahama takes off to a greater height with more exciting performances all the way to July. 
Catch the rest of them before it's too late!


If you've missed the very talented Yamaha Endorsees performance at Courtyard Westgate on 7 June, watch a sneak peek into their LIVE rendition of popular chinese hit, 童话 (Tong Hua) on  Yamaha's Facebook page.


Coming up this weekend, Max Takano, one of Japan's leading Electrone players is coming to Singapore for yet another awesome concert. I found a rendition of his arrangement for Suite Of Pirates Of The Caribbean on youtube and I was dumbfounded.

How did Mr Max manage to arrange the entire soundtrack using just one instrument and yet everything sound so realistic it's like bringing me through the movie once more,Super Pro!



Catch Max Takano LIVE! at the
Electone Stagea 02 Launching Concert 

 on 28 June2014 from 7.30PM onwards.
Joyden Hall @ Bugis+, Level 7



Here are more event highlights to celebrate Yamaha Mid-year sale!

29 June
2:00PM and 5:00PM - Electone Showcase by Max Takano, Courtyard @ Westgate

27-29 June
Singapore Woodwind Festival 2014, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music

27-29 June
Baybeats, Esplanade (FREE)
"Yamaha Asian Beat 2013 winners, 'INSIGHT', will perform at the Baybeats 2014 on 29th June (Sun) from 7.00pm @ the Arena (Outdoor Theatre at Esplanade). There will be a meet & greet session on the same day from 3.30pm - 3.50pm @ Observation Deck (Library at Esplanade).
Also, visit the Yamaha booth to try out our DTX and learn how to produce your own music."

5 July
2:00PM - DTX Clinic with Robert Nalin, Yamaha Beatspot @ Plaza Singapura (FREE)
Known for his balance of technical precision with innovative and stylized grooves, don't miss the chance to catch The “groove master”, Robert Nalin.

12 July
1:30PM - Yamaha Xeno Trumpet Recital by Wen Rong, Yamaha Beatspot @ Plaza Singapura
3:00PM - Jam Session Ft. Indra and Romi, Yamaha Beatspot @ Plaza Singapura.


Click to shop online NOW: http://www.yamaha.com.sg/eshop

For more information, visit their Facebook page:


Keep calm
And
SHOP
AT
YAMAHA

Enjoy GSS and enjoy great music!

Monday, June 16, 2014

[Mint.Music.Event] Visit the MAGNUM Pleasure Store To Celebrate MAGNUM's 25th Birthday!

MAGNUM celebrates 25 years of pleasure with the most indulgent birthday party of the year.
It's my privilege to be invited to this year's extravagant MAGNUM Party!

MAGNUM's Invitation Parcel

When I say indulgence here, I really mean Indulgence!
This is truly one of the most lavishing party invitations I've ever received.


The invitation came along with a whole box of MAGNUM ice-cream, a bottle of Moet champagne, an instant camera, accessory with a charm made of chocolate and more chocolates, yums!




I took a bite and understood why the wrapper said that it was 'not recommended for consumption'.
There was no sugar added.












WOHOOOOO everyone, I'm going to the MAGNUM Party!

Bubble was so funny!
Tried tying him to a MAGNUM balloon and for a good long 15minutes, he sat there and refused to budge.
when he was playing with the freely-floating balloon just moments ago.


MAGNUM's 25th Birthday Bash at Avalon

It was a night of chocolate, MAGNUM ice-cream, more chocolate, fashion show, photo-taking, champagne, dance, friends and more CHOCOLATE~

Absolute FUN!





Largest Chocolate Fountain In Singapore

I'm pretty sure you've been seeing this chocolate fountain all over your instagram that night if you were searching for #celebratepleasure & #MagnumSG.



This fountain is the largest choocalte fountain in Singapore, standing more than 1m tall and over 100kg of chocolate flowing through. The uncoated vanilla MAGNUMs were dipped into the record-breaking fountain and decorated with our choice of favourite toppings.

It is now on public display at Customs House Terrace.



That's MinutemanSG and my customised MAGNUM, coated with chocolate balls, silvery sprinkles and lots of heart-candies.


An evening with my favourite people in the house

Left to right: Me Yingzi, Jessie, CK

Left to right: me, Silver Ang, Hpility

Left: William, Me

Left: Yingzi, Nadnut, Me

Here's another one with my favourite girl.


Rounds and rounds of champagne and cocktails~

HERE'S TO MAGNUM!


MAGNUM Limited Edition with Marc de Champagne

In addition to celebrate MAGNUM's 25th brithday, MAGNUM launched its limited edition MAGNUM ice-cream with Marc De Champagne; hints of champagne taste with the Marc de Champagne-flavoured sauce weaving through the white Marc de champagne ice-cream.

It is even specially packed with a silver holographic pack featuring the iconic MAGNUM M-stamp!

Have you tried it yet?
I had THREE that day!
~ ops ~


When Zir Zir and I did our first BFF photoshoot at Colbar together, I couldn't help but got myself one more for dessert. Here are some snippets of our photoshoot pictures featuring the MAGNUM Marc De Champagne.

I'd like to specially thank Daniel Ho (@OneClickWonders) for taking these beautiful pictures! This man is truly a one click wonder. 
Pictures shown here are the raw and unedited files.

I LOVE OUR BFF PHOTOSHOOT IMAGES TO BITS.
Will pubish them in my upcoming posts. 

Mint: Hurray, my dessert after lunch!
Silver: Hmmm... looks yummy, can I try some?
Photographer & photo credits: Daniel Ho

Mint: No no no, it's mine!
Silver: oh pretty pretty please, just one bite.
Photographer & photo credits: Daniel Ho

Mint: okay la, good things must share with best friend.
Silver: Mmmmmmmm... SHIOK!
Photographer & photo credits: Daniel Ho

It's my blessing and greatest fortune to meet a best friend like Silver.
应该是我前世修来的福。

She was the one who initiated this photoshoot, arranged for the photographer and she was helping to doll me up earlier in the day. 

Zir, this is going to be just one of the many many bff stuffs we'd do together. 
We have a lifetime to complete more stuff on our bff checklist together. 
Love you so much, Girlfriend.


MAGNUM Singapore Pleasure Store


From now until 23 July 2014, 
12PM - 10.30PM daily, 
You can visit the Magnum Singapore Pleasure Store at Customs House Terrace.

The store features an exclusive silver themed desserts and cocktails.
Go ahead have a Make My MAGNUM experience where you get to customise your MAGNUM ice-cream with exclusive toppings just like how I did at their birthday party. 

Create a unique flavour combination of choosing up to 3 toppings from 18 selected ingradients. Pair these toppings with your choice of White, Classic or Infinity MAGNUM chocolate coating to dress up your vanilla bean ice-cream bar for just $7.

In the meantime, enjoy the view of Singapore!











MAGNUM Pleasure Store Dessert & Cocktail Menu

What else do  you get to enjoy at the MAGNUM pleasure store?

THESE! 
(Just to name a few)
*squeals*



Remember that the store will only be there until 23 July 2014.
Head down between 12PM - 10.30PM daily to enjoy your MAGNUM experience.

You are invited to try your hands at 'Seize You MAGNUM Moment', an augnented reality game on the interactive video wall at the Pleasure Store to win more treats!



Where is the Customs House Terrace? 
Here's the MAP:


Once again, here are the details you of the MAGNUM Pleasure Store:
Venue: Customs House Terracec
Address: 70 Collyer Quay singapore 049323
Date: now until 23 July 2014
Opening Hours: DAILY from 12PM - 10.30PM
Nearest MRT Station: Raffles Place

On the occasion of MAGNUM’s 25th birthday, Pleasure Seekers can join in the celebrations with #MagnumSG and #CelebratePleasure here:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MagnumSingapore
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MagnumSG
Instagram: http://instagram.com/magnumsg

HAPPY BURSTDAY TO YOU, MAGNUM!