Tuesday, April 29, 2014

[Mint.Music.Lifestyle] Win A Brand New Pair Of ELLE SUNGLASSES This Mother's Day!



It's one of the pairs from ELLE's 2014 collection: Inspiration.

Worth S$170 (Retail price: S$173), this smart and chic sunshades from ELLE blends contemporary fashion with timeless elegance. The rounded, oversized frame (Paparazzi-style we called it now) appears in sumptuous new demi interpretations of blue, red and purple, while the pure black style is a must-have accessory classic. 

You're looking at their BLUE collection in the picture above.

I've always like shades with oversized frames.
They give you more coverage when u haven't any make up on and they make great hairbands! 
Sometimes I just like to tuck my hair up with the shades so they won't fall off as I read.

*for illustration purpose*

I have a pair of oversize-framed shades of my own and I love it!

I was camwhoring halfway when Bubble seemed really interested in whatever I'm doing so I thought he should join in the fun too!Made him wore MinuteManSG's shades and I think he likes it!
MinutemanSG is gonna kill me for this but I don't care oOPS.


Bubble Leong you're too cute!
We should do another photoshoot at the beach with shades, together~

So there, the brand new pair of ELLE shades is for YOU.
(although I very much would like to have it for myself, cries~)

Mother's day is just around the corner so you can enter this Giveaway contest for:
  • your dearest mummy and tell her you love her.
  • yourself this Mother's Day.
  • your grandmama who's equally hip.
  • your wife to appreciate her for being the best mummy in the world!
MintLeong ELLE Sunglasses Blog Giveaway 
By #Eye.Trendy.com & #ElleEyeWear

How To Win?

1. Go on to my Facebook Page and Like it:

2. Click on and SHARE this image found on the page:

You MUST share the image FROM my facebook page (don't use your friend's) so that I can keep track of your posting and contact you in case you won.

3. At the end of your message, include this one-liner: 
 "#MintLeong Blog Giveaway Is Giving Away A Pair Of ELLE Sunglasses Worth S$170 from #Eye-Trendy.com & #ElleEyeWear On #MothersDay."

NOTE: Point 2 & 3 needs to be done correctly so that I can track your sharing.

Contest Period: 29 April 2014  to  02 May 2014 (11 59PM)

Winner will be selected and announced across my instagramtwitter, facebook page and updated here on 
4th May 2014, SUN.
The winner will also be contacted via facebook so remember to check your inbox!

Our friendly staff from www.eye-trendy.com will be contacting and delivering your prize to you. 
Extremely thoughtful of them IKR.

GOOD LUCK, Minties.

========= Update on 4 MAY 2014: WINNER ANNOUNCED ======

Congratulations to @Mscarriesim (Twitter) for winning this blog giveaway!
I'll contact you shortly for the delivery details. 
Watch the draw on instavideo here: http://instagram.com/p/nlU_GOphkH/

It's been awhile since I've read.
Feel free to share a story about your mummy or wife/grandmother as a mummy and how much you appreciate them.

I'll go read them up, I promise!
I want to.

To my dearest Mummy Chua:

Thank you for always believing in me.
Thank you for supporting what I do even though it's not the usual mainstream job any ordinary kid in the neighborhood holds. I've made you worry for the longesst time.


We've been through so many ups and downs together.
I wouldn't have become who I am, the happy & lively Mint Leong, without your love and support during my most defiant and depressing period. 

The times when I was led astray, rushed to the hospital with an almost failing liver, ran away from home and school, after I suffered from the most heartbroken relationship, when I had no friends, when I got into trouble with authorities and so many more...

“我会更疼, 更珍惜你的!母亲节快乐!“

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

[Mint.Music.Journey] Listen To A Newly Written Song With The KaseSG UNIK Sound Sphere Speakers

Signing up for the WDA Song Writing Music Career Programme was one of the most important decisions in my life. 

= Meeting Like-minded Friends =

Within a short span of 3 months, I befriended a group of like-minded friends.
Our friendship continue to blossom even though the course has come to an end. 

We continue to meet up often and do funny videos, covers and write songs together.
Some of us even started forming bands of our own!

Watch this parody about Terrible Auditions a group of us did together in Dec last year:

Local band Mu Tou Ren with their original song about a geeky stalker.
This song came in as the 1st runner up in Impressario 2013.
Read about it HERE.

A jingle Stephen, Fif and I wrote and produced for the WDA Music Career Programme titled Will You Live Your Dream:

The list goes on...

There are endless videos and links to share, all done by my other classmates.
Covers, MVs, Originals, Soundtracks, Winning Song Contests…


*Law of attraction*

2 years ago,
I wish that my life would be surrounded by friends who is passionate about music, is involved in music projects, like to explore music-related projects together and voila, it is happening!

= Brand New Original Song Is In Progress =

It all started with a random conversation with Zhihao after our Christmas Carol gig last year. 
He shared that he had written a song about a relationship between an angel and a devil.

He felt that the lyrics could be improved.

I thought that the concept of this song was interesting, so I asked if I could help him with the lyrics and if there's a need, tweak the melody a bit.

We started drafting and recording raw demos (handphone recordings) for each other,
fine-tuning the song until we are at this stage where we were both agreeable with this version.

This is the first completed draft of our new song: Yao Wo Zen Me Shuo (要我怎么说).
The title of the song literally means 'How Do You Want Me To Say'.

2 weeks ago, 
Zhihao and I finally met up to record the vocal track of our song after he's done the guitar and piano soundtrack.

The sound coming out from the speakers of the Macbook is always so soft even at its maximum volume! Thank goodness for my new sphere speakers from The Kase

Zhihao and I could listen to and practise our song with ease.

The Kase UNIK Sound's Stereo Bluetooth Speakers On-The-Go 

The Kase Enters The Music Market With Latest Line, UNIK Sound.

This pair of bluetooth speakers is:
Has a built-in lithium battery.
Duo bluetooth connection.
Up to 5 hours of continuous playtime (for bluetooth connection)

= Gelish Nail Art By Lavishing Me =

Side track a bit here because I caught my rainbow-painted nail in the above shot: 
These #roomiesTV inspired nail art was painted by Lavishing Me.

They are having a promotion now at www.facebook.com/LavishingMe .
First 50 gets SUPER special promotion for your Gelish package.
*Good things must share*

Back to my hot pink speakers!

Easy-to-understand buttons: volume, pause and play.

The KASE bluetooth sphere speakers also come with an audio cable which allows plug in BOTH speakers to ONE audio jack directly. 

Convenient enough :D

Zhihao helping me to attach the micro USB cable to charge the speakers while I try to connect the speakers on bluetooth. 

Again, ONE micro USB cable can charges TWO speakers at the same time!

Pair up done.

The soundtrack is also set up and ready for recording on Logic Pro:

We deliberately set up stereo setting for our soundtrack to test out the stereo function of the speakers.
(bottom left +63 button means the sound will be heard from the right speaker)
It works!

So cool to see hot pink sphere speakers on both sides of the laptop.
Makes me happy~

The Lyrics are downloaded onto my iPad Air for reference during the recording. 
Did I tell you how much I adore my customised iPad Air silicon casing?


My iPad Air casing was customised at The Kase at ION Orchard (#B2-27).
They have another branch at Parkway Parade (#B1-150/151).

Go down and have fun customising your casings!
To my friends who've headed down to get them, 有眼光.

Read HERE about my visit to The Kase ION Orchard to get my mobile and tablet accessories customised.

The Bluetooth sphere speakers on-the-go are also available for sale at the outlets.
Available in Pink, Black, Green and Purple.
Retail price: S$159.90/ SET

= About The Kase =

The Kase is an international brand specialising in fashionable and customised mobile phone and tablet accessories. 

Launched in France in 2012, The Kase boutiques have appeared in all corners of the globe.
The Kase believes in being unique (or UNIK) and this has defined their brand concept of offering exclusive collections created by their community designers and in-store personalisation. 

The Kase’s mission is to make all your products UNIK by reflecting your personality, mood, or quite simply to make you look beautiful.

This can be done with The Kase ID, which offers you the chance to customise most smartphone or tablet cases. Each boutique has a customisation workshop consisting of a high-performance industrial machine, where you can see your UNIK creation come true in 15 minutes.

- Recording-in-progress -


Check out behind-the-scenes of Zhihao and I practising our song with the Sphere Speakers and Bubble Leong disturbing us at the same time (or maybe it's me disturbing him). 

Too adorable!

Give us a thumbs up on the video please.
Whoever you are, 
Thank you for your support!

by clicking on the image below)

Thank You The Kase SG for the sphere speakers.
Thank You Lavishing Me for my beautiful nails.

Thank you Zhihao for working on this song together and allowing me to post pictures/videos of you on my blog. 
Thank YOU for reading and supporting my blog, music and videos!

Without any of your support,
MintLeong.sg wouldn't have come this far.
Blessed be.

= #MintLeong Lifestyle & Music Blog Giveaway =

#MintLeong Blog is giving away ONE PAIR of (pink) Bluetooth Sphere Speakers On-The-Go by The Kase SG worth S$159.90!

How To WIN

Share this image via www.facebook.com/MintLeong
onto your facebook with message "#MintLeong Blog is giving away ONE pair of #TheKaseSG Sphere Speakers On-The-Go! worth S$159.90". 

You may also download the image on Mint Leong's Facebook page and share this image via your twitter/instagram with the same message. 
(Feel free to write the message in your own words but you MUST include hashtags #MintLeong and #TheKaseSG.

You are allowed to share the image on each platform(facebook/twitter/instagram) ONCE within the giveaway period.

Each share = ONE Chance of winning this set of pink speakers by #TheKaseSG

Sharing Period: 16 April 2014 - 20 April 2014.

Winner will be randomly drawn and announced on Mint Leong's Blog/Twittter/Instagram/Facebook Page on 
21st April 2014, Monday.

Good Luck and 
Happy Reading!

 = drawn on 21st April 2014 =

Watch the instavideo of the draw HERE.
In case you are not able to, click on this link http://instagram.com/p/nCdSxxphp6/.

Congratulations Yiyang, sharing via MintLeong Facebook Page.
Will be contacting you personally on details to pass you your new #TheKaseSG Speakers!

Another Blog Giveaway is coming right up people,
thanks for joining this giveaway and will see you at the upcoming one~