Sunday, December 14, 2014

Celebrate New Year's Day With Mint Leong & Local Acts At Go Loco Local 2015 Countdown Party At Crowne Plaza Hotel

That's right.
Let's welcome 2015 with a BANG, together!

It's everything local. 

Enjoy a night of live performances, games, and fantastic beverage and snack deals full of local flavour for a smashing night out. Best of all, all this happens away from the bustle of the city, Changi Airport. Hurray, we don't have to worry a thing about not being able to grab a taxi now! 

FIVE local acts will be performing LIVE! for us throughout the evening. 

We'll Meet:

Here's the lounge where we'd be having our party at, except that there'll be standing tables instead of couches:


Event:  The Loco Local 2015 Countdown Party 
Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel Lobby Lounge 
Date & Time: 31 December 2015, 9:00pm - 1 January 2015, 1:30am
Admission* Price: $32++ & $48++

Bar snacks, attractive bottle and bucket promotions will also be revealed through the night.

*For S$32++ , you'll receive 2 rounds of soft drinks or draft beers
*For S$48++, you'll receive 2 rounds of house white wine, house red wine or spirits
*Prices subject to service charge and GST.

To make a reservation for a standing table at Lobby Lounge, please call +65 68235367 or email

For more details, click here:

Here's something attractive you might also want to know.

Crowne Plaza Hotel 15% Off Room Deals

How my eyes glowed when I saw this deal!

For those who haven't been catching up, I've booked a 3D2N staycation at Crowne Plaza Hotel back in July to celebrate Colin's Birthday.

We enjoyed it so much we'd want to stay there forever!

5 reasons why I absolutely love Crowne Plaza
1. Peaceful and totally undisturbed despite being next to the busy airport.
2. Excellent hotel service!
3. Superb Chocolate Dessert!
4. Beautiful Pool facing the iconic Changi Airport Controlling Tower.
5. Clean & green.
6. The retail shops at Changi Airport offers great discounts (cheaper than town somemore), 24-hour eating outlets, many things to shop and see!
7. Looks ATAS but the pricing is actually very affordable and comparable to hotel rates in town.

I just gave 2 bonus reasons because I love this place too much.
Which explains why when I was invited to host for the countdown party I couldn't sleep for the next 2 days.

Book Your Stay With Crowne Plaza Plaza 
between 22 DEC - 11 JAN 2015 and enjoy 15% off the hotel room rate!

Bookings during this sale earns IHG Rewards Points.
Extended to Best Flexible Rate and Advanced Purchase Rate.
Add-on breakfast during the reservations process and enjoy 15% off on breakfast as well!
*15% off is not applicable for walk-in breakfast and other F&B, minibar, spa services.

Terms and Conditions
Full prepayment is required to enjoy this offer
Bookings are non-cancellable
Black-out dates DO NOT apply and the offer can be extended on Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Years Eve and New Year's Day
Not applicable for packages (e.g. IHG® Rewards Club Member Exclusive with Breakfast, Bonus Points Package, Family Getaway etc)

Bookings can be made from 3 December 2014 till 10 January 2015


Bookings can only be made via email reservation to 
QUOTE: "MINT 15 OFF" to enjoy the discount!

Go enjoy this lovely staycation as much as (and hopefully even more than) we did!
*Still editing Colin's Birthday Video*

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Manicure Mermaid: A Home-based Nail Salon Located In CBD Area!

I've always been an avid supporter of dream-chasers.
I gave up a stable education job to explore the entertainment industry.
I never looked back since. 

I witnessed my friends quit banking jobs and now they are successful musicians, 
lawyers-to-be now doing full time photography,
Full time HR employees starting their own fashion boutiques and eventually, their own fashion brand.

Just to name a few. 

So when my best friend from secondary school decided that she wants to start her own nail salon, I'm all set to support her nail business to the best I can. 

Imagine, we were sitting at this cafe having tea and yummy ice-cream waffle 2 months back, chit-chatting about our future goals and POOF! 

Manicure Mermaid is born. 

My best friend, Sharlene, has always been a diligent, future-oriented, smart and creative person from the first day I know her (We were 13 years old then. She's my classmate who sits in front of me.). From our school days til we eventually starting out in the work force, she's always one step ahead of me and in control of her life in terms of success and focus.

She has a '大姐' image and I've always looked up to her for advice in life. 

Our birthdays are just 1 day apart in January. 
They say Capricorns are highly ambitious, practical, down-to-earth, determined and has a strong sense of responsibility.

I can't agree more. 

Sharlene takes pride in her work and is FOCUS in getting what she wants in life. 

And now, this little dream of Sharlene is coming true, taking baby steps at a time. 
I'm proud to have her doing my nails for me from now on and can't wait to explore into the beautiful world of nails and blings with this special friend of mine. I'm updating her wonderful designs on the side bar and my instagram as we progress so keep in touch!

Christmas, New Year, Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day is just around the corner.
Contact Sharlene in advance at Manicure Mermaid for your nail appointments.

Ironically, Manicure Mermaid is a Singapore home-based salon which is located in town. It's strategically located super near raffles, cityhall, clarke quay, boat quay and even chinatown.
Plus, it's only a few bus stops from Orchard, Bugis, Outram and Shenton way.

So get your gelish manicure services done in CBD area, yet at home-based salon prices!

Manicure Mermaid provides ONLY Gelish-Manicure services. 
By Appointment Only.
Contact/Text: 91553621

Here's a set of mermaid and sea inspired Gelish Nails for me to celebrate Sharlene's first milestone in setting up this business, hurray!

Sis, 加油加油!
I hope with all my might that one day Manicure Mermaid will grow into a shop-front, chain outlets, organisation,  international! Success always starts with a dream and someone who's willing to risk and go all out for it.

"Give up, give in or give it all."

I'm ending this post with the most beautiful quote I've ever came across.
I chanced upon this quote at Hong Kong, The Avenue Of Stars:

"What is now proved was once imagined."
~William Blake

With love,
Mint Mint

Sunday, November 30, 2014

[Mint.Music.Event] The Movie Felt So Real! - The HungerGames:Mockingjay Part 1 With Dolby Atmos

My first experience with Dolby Atmos was watching Life Of Pi at GV Max.

If I could, I would want you to personally experience how realistic it is to watch movies right now. 
Also if it's been awhile you watched a movie show, it's about time you catch the upcoming The Hunger Games:Mockingjay Part 1 with Dolby Atmos.

Why do I say so?

With this new Dolby Atmos audio technology, I thought I was watching the show within the movie itself!  

It's a personal thing. 
Go for this 'feel every dimension' experience with Dolby Atmos and you'll know what I mean.

#Selfie with Dolby Atmos and Smithankyou

On a side note, like my new cap? 
It's embedded with a special Smithankyou badge from 'Sister' Leong himself!
Yeah I called him Sister Leong because we gossip like girls, he takes care of me like an elder sister would and we've got the same surname!

Thank you for this exclusive merchandise, I've always needed a cap! 
(Another wishlist item strikes off)

The planes are coming right at us, run!
Enemy footsteps are coming from right behind us, hide!
Now I can hear you even when you're whispering to your friend so softly at the underground shelter?!

How did I manage to hear all these?!

The Dolby Atmos Technology

This video will share with you about the new cutting-edge, sound technology. It shows you how the speakers in the movie theatre are placed and where they are located to provide sound effects which are accurate in angles, clear and sharp. 

This video also clearly explains how this latest technology is able to create sounds which are realistic, immersive and able to provide its audience with a 360 degrees experience. 

Watch here about the Dolby Atmos Surround sound technology:


But it's true!

The real experience of watching and listening to this video in the theatre happened on me.
 I could hear the chopper flew across the room, hovered from the left to right of the theatre.The unexpected lightning strike right next to me and made me jumped!

Transporting Myself Into The Movie 

With the realistic sounds I hear from all aspects from where I'm sitting, I can easily sense if an enemy is approaching from behind, hear the terrified victims inhaled deeply and fast, even pick up the slightest whisper from a patient in the hospital murmuring and wondered if the female lead was the true Mockingjay.

I can literally feel every emotion from the movie based on what I see and hear.
I close my eyes and feel like I'm in the show itself, wherever Mockingjay is.

The tension, the movements, the breathes,
I HEARD them all; and felt.

From the loud explosions, the roaring sounds of fighter jets flying past above us, to the soft purring of the cat, Mockingjay playing with her a bead as she thinks in her room, the cracking sounds of the bunk beds in the shelter and more. These high-definition and clear sound effects were accurately captured and projected by the speakers.

The part where the female lead sang The Hanging Tree solo by a stream is simply CAPTIVATING. 
I felt her fear, yearning and loneliness in midst the calm and serenity of mother nature.
It was as if she was singing into my ears, my heart...

Click HERE to listen if the video can't play.

It is truly amazing.
I'm thrilled and even more willing to watch movies at cinemas with the Dolby Atmos technology.
Like I've mentioned earlier,  the whole movie-watching experience has become so realistic with the big screen and sound technology it was as if I'm at District 13 with everyone else.

Dolby Atmos is truly everywhere.
Earlier I mentioned that I experienced mine at GV Max Vivocity and Cathay JEM.

For an even more personal experience, get your very own Onkyo Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers for home theatre. 

To find out more about Dolby Atmos and other sound Dolby-
related technology, please visit

Dolby Atmos,
Ah Beng Smith and I approved!

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 + Dolby Atmos checked and waiting for Part 2.
In fact, I would LOVE to watch the Minions movie with Dolby Atmos as I would love to hear those indestructible yellow minions chatting with their minion language as they fly above and around me. 

*pachichuchu, kuchakucha*
Minion language!

Kung Fu Jungle would also be another great movie to enjoy with Dolby Atmos. I'm sure there will be lots of martial arts fight scenes and it would be awesome to be able to hear the wind of every punch and kick as the fight progresses. This would definitely bring the fight scene to a whole new level.


When was the last time I had a friends' group outing?
After catching The Hunger Games, we gathered and head down for a casual prawning session nearby.

My much needed friends' outing , yay!

Prawning with MinutemanSG

Front row left to right: William, Cookie, Me, Maybeline, James, Eugene
Back row left to right: Colin, Kevin

Click on their names and read on their personal experiences about Dolby Atmos too!

 Happy Day!
Movies experiences just got better~

Thursday, November 20, 2014

[Mint.Music.Event] I have ONE PAIR of CAT2 Skechers Sundown Festival 2014 Tickets To Give Away!

It's here It's here,
Asian's Biggest Music Festival - Sundown Festival is here!
And I have a pair of CAT2 tickets worth S$118 each to give away.

Every year, I'd make an effort to be there but I'm super upset that I've to miss this year's concert due to work. Sorry Sundown Festival~

This year's festival will be featuring artistes from 11 countries!
Aside from enjoying the music from the various countries, there's gonna be popular street food from the different Asian Countries at the food stalls on the festival grounds too. 

Organiser Red Spade Entertainment started the festival in 2009 with the vision of establishing Singapore as the Asian music capital with Sundown Festival as a signature showcase of music talents and has successfully amplified each year’s festival to include participation from more countries to truly represent all of Asia.

Here's the Artiste Line-Up for Skechers Sundown Festival 2014:

1 China Regina (林琳)
2 Hong Kong Kate Tsui (徐子珊)
3 India Kanika Kapoor
4 Indonesia S.O.S.
5 Japan WEAVER
7 Malaysia Shila Amzah
8 Philippines Pupil
9 Singapore Olivia Ong (王俪婷),Jeremy Teng (丁文淞), ShiGGa Shay, Farrago
10 Taiwan Chang Chen Yue (张震岳)
11 Thailand Big Ass

Besides one of my idols Zhang Zheng Yue from Taiwan, inspiring vocalists whom I look up to will be performing too: Shila Amzah, Olivia Ong, Jeremy Teng, Kate Tsui and more!  

*OMG I really so badly wanna be there to support everyone*
But you have my greatest moral support as I do my show okies!!!

It was my greatest honour to be able to feature Jeremy Teng on roomiesTV earlier this year. 
Can't wait to release his episode - editing in progress - !
For those who are watching at the Skechers Sundown Festival, please scream and cheer Jeremy on as loud as you can on my behalf. 
I'm really really absolutely proud of him.

And keep screaming for every artiste too!

Skechers Sundown Festival 2014 Event Details

Event Title: Skechers Sundown Festival 2014
Date: Saturday, 22 November 2014
Time: Doors open from 4pm
Venue: F1 Pit Building, Marina Promenade (next to Singapore Flyer)
Nearest MRT: Promenade (DT15 / CC4)

Ticket Price:
Cat 1: $138
Cat 2: $118
*Ticket price excludes Sistic ticketing charges

Ticketing Info: Venue is free-standing.
Tickets are available via Sistic at / (65) 63485555.

Venue and Admission Rules
This is an outdoor rain or shine event.
Children aged 5 years and above may enter with tickets; 
children below 5 years are admitted for free.
Infants in arms not allowed.

#MintLeongSG Blog Giveaway

Yes, I can't be there this year but YOU can!

I'm giving away a pair of CAT2 tickets to ONE lucky winner who wish to be there to enjoy the concert as much as I do.

Each ticket also comes with a 20% discount for Skechers regular price footwear.
No min. spend.
Applicable to all Skechers Stores.

All you have to do is to repost or retweet this image below via Twitter/Instagram or share via my Facebook Page HERE by 20 Nov 2014, 2.30PM with caption "I want to win #MintLeongSG Blog Giveaway!" and this pair of tickets may be yours!

Good Luck and enjoy yourselves at Skechers Sundown Festival 2014,
Have a blast!!!

Monday, November 17, 2014

In Search For My Perfect Wedding Bands: Love And Co.

Ever since we came back from our Hong Kong trip where Colin had planned a magical Hong Kong Disneyland wedding proposal, friends have been asking when we'll be tying the knot. 

My response is always,
"Not so soon la. It'll be at least 1 year later. 
We need to plan and save up for our big day first right…"

Of course, wedding preparations are already ongoing BUT we are only in the brainstorming phase right now. I know you're anxious, so am I but let's wait patiently for the big moment okay?

"Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." 
~Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Looking Out For The Perfect Wedding Bands

It's most fun being in the brainstorming phase!
I swear I'm going to take my time here.
Colin and I have decided to take our time to explore options, ideas and even thought of planning crazy stuff for our wedding. At this stage, anything and everything is possible to do!

We're also at this stage where we can spend hours admiring the different types of wedding bands we desire when we tie the knot. First of all, thank you Love & Co. for extending your invitation to Colin and I to your exclusive event the moment we're back from Hong Kong!

*I put on a total of 8kg since my Taiwan + Hong Kong trip, fml*

A Royal Affair With LVC Aqueen

The most versatile creation of Love & Co's craftsmen, the LVC Aqueen can transform itself into different permutation of styles with the simple rearrangement of the built-in bands made of high quality gold and diamonds.

I like how I rearrange them according to how I like it, wear it with the diamond layer or just the plain one with a beautiful craving of the monarch butterfly, which symbolises a new beginning. 

The LVC Aqueen Collection

Image from Love & Co. website

You can do the same arrangements as you like with the LVC Aqueen necklace and bracelet.

YES, we'd like to try them on please!
Oh by the way, my nails were done by Cherpetite Nails.

As much as I love the design of the LVC Aqueen collection, I'd love to keep wearing my proposal ring together with my wedding band. I'd need lesser layers on my finger to balance the overall look.

Thankfully at the Vivocity showroom, we got to go through a ring analysis to match our preference to suggested ring styles as well as a relationship personality quiz to match our love story to a modern-day royal couple.

Here are the other wedding bands collections I tried on, in search for my perfect wedding bands.

Love & Co. Wedding Band Series

LVC Noeud

Like a ribbon, two rows of diamonds are carefully set and secured on the band by four knots; each representing key elements in a long lasting relationship - Faith, Honesty, Patience and Endurance.

One of my other favourites - LVC Promise

The polished 'L' like a lover's embrace to represent eternal love.

LVC Eterno

The LVC Eterno comes in different layers of diamonds to choose from.
Trying the different thickness made me discover just what I needed for my wedding band, something thinner between 1 - 2 layers would be perfect!

Something like this classic diamond-layered wedding band would match my proposal ring perfectly.

After rounds of trying, we found the design that we'd want to go for when it's time.
My ideal design of my wedding band - LVC Desirio

Absolutely love it, love it, love it!
Colin likes the design a lot too - graceful and elegant.

Love & Co. Exclusive Box Packaging!

If there's one more thing I love about Love & Co, it's their ring bearer boxes!
And no, we can't BUY them.

They are exclusively limited to Love & Co. collections only and different collections comes with different box designs. 

For instance, this special crystal ring bearer box will be given away with every Love & Co. engagement ring purchased, top with a mini swing and two bears.

To try my luck, I asked if I could buy the box and no I can't, nooooo…..
I really really really LOVE the packaging!


For the LVC Proponere collection, you'll get this intricately designed ring bearer box.
The ring bearer box can only be opened when the two keys are used. 

These exclusive boxes, I want!!!

Caricature Momento
The event ended with Colin and I receiving a couple-caricature sketch done by Adam, a talented and most entertaining caricaturist. He made us laughed with his wonderful sketch of us- bravo Adam!


But how come got 3 pairs of legs ah?

What an eye-opener to the world of wedding bands!

Visit any Love & Co. showrooms today to try their elegant collections!