[Pre-Orders Now Available]- Good Chen Hello Kitty & Doraemon Mooncakes 2015

The mid-autumn festival will be coming soon and we have many fans who have dropped us an email to enquire if we will be bringing in the Hello Kitty and Doraemon Mooncakes by Good Chen and we are happy to announce that we will be bringing them in to Singapore.

Here are the assorted Hello Kitty Mooncakes that Good Chen has to offer this year! For the Doraemon Mooncakes by Good Chen, more information will be released in due time.

All images used in this post are courtesy of Good Chen Malaysia.

Hello Kitty Mooncakes Set

Set A
Price For 4 Hello Kitty Mooncakes + Hello Kitty ‘Tartan Check’Metal Tin Lunch Box
[SGD$32.90]

Set B
Price For 4 Hello Kitty Mooncakes + Hello Kitty Fancy Revolution Metal Tin Lunch Box
[SGD$32.90]

Set C
Price For 6 Hello Kitty Mooncakes + Hello Kitty Red Berry Insulated Cooler Tote Bag [Limited Edition]
[SGD$59.90]

Set D
Price For 6 Hello Kitty Mooncakes + Hello Kitty Berry Insulated Cooler Tote Bag [Limited Edition]
[SGD$59.90]

Set E
Price For 6 Hello Kitty Mooncakes + Hello Kitty Fancy Deluxe Leather Tote Bag [Limited Edition]
[SGD$69.90]

Hello Kitty Traditional Mooncakes Flavour

Hello Kitty Snowskin Mooncakes Flavour

If you’re interested in placing an order, kindly copy and paste the following template, fill in the required information, and drop an email to sales@awinsomelife.org.

Sales Template

Name: __________
Contact Number: __________
Email Address: ____________________

Mooncake Theme: Hello Kitty
Set: A/B/C/D/E

Choice of Mooncake Flavours:

1._______________ 2._______________

3._______________ 4._______________

5._______________ [reserve]

Terms & Conditions:

1. All prices as indicated [less the ones on the brochures] are in Singapore Dollars and they are final & non-negotiable.

2. You can choose and mix any assorted snowskin and traditional mooncakes in the set.

2. Once you have place an order with us via email, we will send you a confirmation email and upon receipt of the confirmation email, payment has to be made immediately. An electronic receipt to confirm that your payment has been received will be sent to you.

3. In the event that your choice of mooncake flavours are unavailable for whatsoever reason, we reserve the right to help you change the mooncake to your next preferred flavour as indicated in the Sales Template. Should your next preferred flavour is not available or is out-of-stock, we reserve the right to make a decision for you, based on what is available at that point in time.

4. The mooncakes as illustrated in the brochures are for reference. Actual appearances may differ slightly.

5. Complimentary self-collection points for the mooncakes will be at Kovan MRT and Punggol MRT. For self-collection, the hours are from 1830 hours on weekdays only. For all other timings, kindly drop us an email at sales@awinsomelife.org. If you prefer us to deliver the mooncakes to your preferred location, a service delivery fee of SGD$12 will be imposed.

The Legendary Indian Scout Roars To Singapore

“The connection to place, to the land, the wind, the sun, stars, the moon… it sounds romantic, but it’s true – the visceral experience of motion, of moving through time on some amazing machine – a few cars touch on it, but not too many compared to motorcycles. I always felt that any motorcycle journey was special.” – Antoine Predock

Mr Antoine may have made it sound really surreal, but that’s exactly how each ride feels like the moment you strap on your gear and simply head out for a cruise along the highways. Say what you want about the local riding scene, you can’t deny that the roads are stellar at the crack of dawn when the entire network is yours to conquer.

Anyway, quote dropping aside, the name’s Vanga G and it’s an honour to be part of this journey where I introduce the love for riding to fellow riders out there. Be it seasoned or newly qualified riders, I will be introducing various aspects of riding that though may seem fundamental, but will keep you alive for years to come.

So I have been riding for 5 years now; 2 years spent on a beautiful DT200WR and a few months transitioning to a XR400 before I finally settled for my amazing 1998 BMW R1100GS which is a behemoth all by itself. Do wave if you ever spot me on the roads!

Credits to Lionel Chee for the amazing shot years back. This was the highly reliable DT200WR that was really built like a tank.

My XR400 right next to my DT200WR. Fantastic experience and my first foray into understanding how a 4 stroke engine works.

My XR400 beside the majestic R1100GS.

Anyway all formalities aside, feel free to forward me any queries you may have pertaining to riding or technical questions to vanga@awinsomelife.org and I will get back to you as soon as possible!

Enough of the self-introduction for now and so, on a fantastic Friday evening, I had the privilege of being invited by Mah Motors to cover the launch of the 2015 Indian Scout at the Zervex Building which was a fitting place to represent the heart of the Republic’s automotive industry that’s right smack in the middle of Ubi. In the presence of VIPs and industry leaders, the 2015 Indian Scout was launched to much appreciation from the exquisite crowd.

First impression wise, the Indian Scout is absolutely gorgeous and a sight to behold. A definite head turner with striking angles and stellar finishing that screams perfection, the bike glowers under the showroom lighting and rises to the occasion outside where the test ride was held to interested parties.

Encouraged by the friendly staff from Indian, participants at the test ride were told to stretch the full potential of the liquid cool, 69 cubic inch, 100HP screaming V Twin engine. One glance and it could be noticed that even the least experienced cruiser rider felt right at home with the distinctive ergonomics that the Indian Scout offered. With a low seat height of 23.5 inches that can be further customised, vertically challenged riders were not left out on the fun.

True fans of the Indian heritage will need no introduction, but for those of you who are new to this brand, all you need to know is that the Indian Scout played a vital role in World War 2 for the allied forces and that there are several accolades under their brand name.

The new Indian Scout was designed from the ground up for superb balance of comfort and control, delivering a superior riding performance for both newer and experienced riders. Paying homage to the rich heritage, the Indian Scout consist of a classic ‘rigid triangle’ design that is synonymous with the original Scouts. Coupled with a set of premium coil over monotube shocks, these designs deliver exceptional handling and comfort for riders from various riding background.

Ultimately, the Indian Scout is not just a bike that is entirely machine but it possesses a distinctive personality due in large to the history that the bike is developed around. For those who are able to appreciate the rich heritage and the experience that has gone into making the bike what it is today, this ride is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. What’s more, wide range of premium accessories are available for you to truly customise your very own Indian Motorcycle!

If you are keen to check out the Indian Scout or find out the range of motorcycles that Mah Motors has to offer, do like Mah Motors Facebook Page!

Have A Taste Of Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Core Ice Cream!

You probably don’t know this but both Jacqueline and I are really big fans of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. When we first dated each other, Ben & Jerry’s was our staple and we cannot live without a pint of Chunky Monkey every fortnight.

Image Credits to Ben & Jerry’s

Since then, Ben & Jerry’s has become a significant part of our lifestyle and we can’t help but to indulge ourselves with a pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream whenever we buy our groceries at the supermarket.

So what made us fall in love with Ben & Jerry’s?

What really made us fall in love with Ben & Jerry’s in the very first place is the company’s values and three-part mission. You can read more about Ben & Jerry’s here.

More recently, Ben & Jerry’s is advocating strongly for a climate change and if you are in favour of supporting this cause, you can join in and sign the petition here.

Image Credits to Ben & Jerry’s

When Jacqueline and I visited Cold Storage a few days ago, we noticed that Ben & Jerry’s launched two new exciting flavours, the Boom Chocolatta and the Spectacular Speculoos. These cookie core ice cream comes with a delicious, gooey, cookie-based centre.

Image Credits to Ben & Jerry’s

The Boom Chocolatta flavour is essentially a mix of mocha and caramel ice creams with chocolate cookies, fudge flakes and a chocolate cookie core while the Spectacular Speculoos flavour is made of a mix of dark caramel and vanilla ice creams with Speculoos cookies and a Speculoos cookie butter core.

Image Credits to Ben & Jerry’s

Personally, I enjoy the taste and scent of cinnamon and so the Spectacular Speculoos appealed greatly to me. However, Jacqueline being a chocolate and coffee addict would very much prefer the Boom Chocolatta. Either way, the both of us have tried these two flavours and we just can’t have enough of them.

What Ben & Jerry’s cookie core ice cream surprises us the most was the fact that we have met the Flavour Guru behind these cookie core ice cream and he is none other than Peter Lind himself! You can read more about our interaction with Peter Lind here.

Image Credits to Ben & Jerry’s

Highly addictive and very satisfying, the Boom Chocolatta and the Spectacular Speculoos are available at all major supermarkets, convenience stores, and Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops for SGD$16.50 a pint.

Are you keen to have a taste of Ben & Jerry’s cookie core ice cream and share them with your colleagues and friends?

Well, you can stand a chance to win a Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Core tour to your office or school just by doing three simple steps:

1. Follow Ben & Jerry’s Singapore on Facebook

2. Comment on Ben & Jerry’s #CookieCoreWith Post and tell Ben & Jerry’s that you would like the Cookie Core Tour to go down to your office or school, and remember to use the hashtag #CookieCoreWith and tag all your colleagues and friends

3. Wait for Ben & Jerry’s to contact the lucky moo-niacs!

It Doesn’t Have To Be Expensive To Listen To Music

When I was much younger and still using the public transportation system, I would always have my ears cupped with a set of headphone or plugged with a pair of earphones because being an introvert, I would prefer listening to my playlist than to interact with people.

I was very much in my own world back then and I would always listened intently to the tracks over and over again just so that I could figure out the drum beats and chords used in the song.

So, how do I accurately determine the drum beats and chords used in a song?

Well, I had to use a high-quality earphone or headphone that is able to produce crisp and clear audio. There is indeed a stark contrast between an average earphone/headphone and a high-quality one. Many people often have the misconception that earphone/headphone are made the same and they produce the same audio quality but the truth is certainly far from that.

If you visit an electronics store frequently, you would have noticed that there are cheap and affordable earphone/headphone out there and there are also the very expensive ones too. With plenty of options available, how then do you decide which earphone/headphone is the most suitable one for you?

Firstly, you need to decide on your budget. Do bear in mind that the higher your budget, the more options there will be for you to choose.

But what if you are on a low budget?

Just because an earphone/headphone is cheap and affordably priced, it doesn’t mean that the quality may necessarily be bad. After you have decided on how much you want to spend on an earphone/headphone, the next thing you need to ask yourself is what kind of features/functions you want to get out of the product. The more features/functions you want to have in an earphone/headphone, the more money it is going to cost you.

For a very decent earphones that is super affordable, I highly recommend the GoGear Alumies Earphones [Model Number: GEP4005]. It is pretty stylish, lightweight, and best of all; the sound quality is very decent for the price that one has to pay!

In case you’re wondering, the GoGear brand of products is the latest addition to the portable audio range under Gibson Innovations and Gibson Innovations is part of the Gibson Brands Inc., one of the world’s leading music lifestyle companies [guitarists would definitely be able to identify with the Gibson brand].

Costing only SGD$29.90, the GoGear Alumies Earphone comes with a 1-year local warranty and you can get them at Mustafa and selected 7-Eleven stores in Singapore. Should anything happen to the Earphone due to a defect, you can do a one-to-one exchange with Hwee Seng Electronics [the sole distributor in Singapore for GoGear].

Psst… we are running a giveaway on Instagram & Facebook and we will be giving away 3 sets of GoGear Sparklers! If you are interested, click  for more details!

For a wallet-friendly wireless Bluetooth headphone that is lightweight, you might want to consider the very stylish and sleek Jabra Move Wireless Headphone that offers a surprisingly superior and comfortable audio-listening experience.

One thing I really like about the Jabra Move Wireless Headphone is that when Bluetooth is unavailable, such as during long-haul flights or with non-Bluetooth enabled devices; a detachable 3.5mm audio cable [that is included in the package] can be used for an equally outstanding sound experience.

The battery life is pretty decent and its price tag of SGD$148 is slightly higher but very reasonable. Available in Gold, Cobalt Blue, Cayenne Red and Coal Black, you can get the Jabra Move Wireless Headphones at Jabra’s GoWireless Online Store.

Well, if you are the extroverted sort of person and you enjoy being social; you probably might want to consider the Logitech Ultimate Ears MegaBoom Bluetooth Speaker! It boasts a bold and iconic design and it has a long battery lifespan that can last almost an entire day.

One thing I admire about the Logitech Ultimate Ears MegaBoom Bluetooth Speaker is the fact that it is shock-proof and has a waterproof rating of IPX7.

However, don’t be fooled by its bulky shape; not only does it blast freakishly amazing 360-degree sound with deep, heart-pounding bass, the Logitech Ultimate Ears MegaBoom Bluetooth Speaker actually weighs even lesser than a 1KG-pack of flour and you can even pair it up with another MegaBoom to pump up the volume!

However, the only qualm I have about the Logitech Ultimate Ears MegaBoom Bluetooth Speaker is the super-expensive price tag of SGD$399. If you have the dough to splurge, you can get it from the Apple Online Store.

So, how much will you spend on a set of earphones/headphones?

As for me, I guess it really depends on what I want to get out of my audio-listening experience.

For everyday commuting use, I will probably consider an affordable pair of earphone that is durable and offers an immersive audio-listening experience while for office use or business trips, I will consider a pair of wireless headphones; and well, if I’m organising a get-together party at home or having a game of volleyball at the beach, a wireless portable waterproof Bluetooth Speaker will surly come in handy.

Singapore Start-Up Beautiful.Me Is Launching Asia’s Premier eShopping Club For Ladies

The new home to 300 top beauty, body and baby brands such as SKII, L’Oréal and Johnson & Johnson; Beautiful.me aims to disrupt Asia’s health and beauty market with its really unique and intriguing e-commerce model.

As a frequent shopper myself, I am very excited about the coming official launch of Beautiful.me and while I am not sure if they will offer products for men; I decided to sign up for it so that I could get health and beauty products for my wife.

Just so you know, the members-only online shopping destination will offer an extensive range of over 5,000 beauty, body and baby products from 300 top global brands at special members’ prices that start lower.

What this also means is that there will be no more waiting for the next big sale and no more carrying around heavy shopping bags filled with beauty and personal care essentials as orders are delivered right to the doorstep the following day.

If you are new to the whole idea of shopping clubs, shopping clubs like Costco and Walmart’s Sam’s Club in the U.S. have been around for years and they remain popular with consumers because they offer the best value for the money.

Taking inspiration from this retail model of shopping clubs like in the U.S., the team at Beautiful.me tweaked it a bit, made it more exclusive, and brought it online.

Beautiful.me adopts a “profit-less” pricing model and only applies a small markup to the products they sell. By working to cut out retail inefficiencies like costly rental expenses, the company is able to pass these savings on to members in the form of price discounts, rewards and rebates.

To cover basic business expenses, Beautiful.me charges an annual membership fee of SGD$49 [waived off for new members who sign up before August 26th, 2015] which is backed by a 200% Satisfaction Guarantee. What this means is that if you don’t save more than double what you paid for the membership, Beautiful.me will refund you the difference at the end of the year.

From now until August 26th, 2015, you can sign up as an Angel member at www.beautiful.me to enjoy six months of free membership and if you refer 5 friends, you’ll receive one full year of free membership!

What’s more, if you refer 10 friends, you’ll be rewarded with a share of up to SGD$800,000 in cash rebates [yes…Cash and not points!] or 5% of what your referrals purchase in the next 12 months. That’s extra pocket money you can earn without ever breaking a sweat.

For more information, do check out Beautiful.me and like Beautiful.me Official Facebook Page!