Thriving during this “circuit breaker” period

Thriving during this “circuit breaker” period

Unlike a lot of people who have been going stir-crazy during this period of self-isolation, I am actually quite happy! Here are some reasons why: I don’t have to give excuses as to why I don’t want to go out I don’t have to mull over what to wear to go out…especially on days where I don’t feel the best about my appearance (also…no bra!) I get to binge-watch all my dramas! I don’t need to feel guilty about my laziness in ordering food delivery or even courier pickups from my doorstep Because I don’t have to leave the house,...

Ode to mum with colour

Ode to mum with colour

While we’re stuck at home during this period and we definitely can order a nice meal for Mother’s Day, what about gifts? Why not surprise mum by colouring some charming templates by renowned Spanish artist Eva Armisen and give it to mother dearest? Ode To Art gallery has collaborated with BMW, OLA Executive Condominium and Eva Armisen, who is recognised through her child-like but never childish works, which focus on capturing daily life as something extraordinary. The subjects of her works touch on family, love, and togetherness. Hence, the portrayal of families in her artwork are common and are a...

Going au naturel with soul good project

Going au naturel with soul good project

Homegrown personal care brand Soul Good Project launches its first range of natural deodorants and sleep mist, which are made with plant-based ingredients that are free from paraben, aluminium and baking soda. The founder of Soul Good Project battles with eczema and is also gluten and lactose intolerant, which is why she embarked on a project to offer alternatives for those who share similar skin and health concerns. And yours truly got to try them out! Dedicated to making healthy and natural products available to customers, Soul Good Project also believes in the power of self-love and self-care, and all...

Queens of Asia Comedy 2020

Queens of Asia Comedy 2020

Singapore will open its curtains to stage the first-ever Queens of Asia Comedy Special featuring an all-star female lineup of comedians in a stand-up showcase on Saturday, 21st of March, at Coyote Ugly Saloon, Clarke Quay. The Queens of Asia Comedy Special will star Japanese comedian and Youtube sensation Yumi Nagashima, top Indian comedian Aditi Mittal, and the Queen of Malaysian comedy Joanne Kam herself in a one night only hilarious and no holds barred night of female liberation and laughter. The show, produced by Kam, will be hosted by Hossan Leong and presented by Magner’s International Comedy Festival. As...

2020 New Year Resolutions

2020 New Year Resolutions

It’s that time of the year again. We all know that we often make the same resolutions and often times, we get all fired up in January and then start losing momentum once February and March approaches. That’s life. So…I shall be hilarious and make my first resolution to be… To have the momentum to complete the goals that I’d like to achieve in 2020 To do more yoga and be consistent about it To meal prep more Save $10k by the end of the year Sleep earlier and have better quality sleep Do more things that bring me joy...

My Dilemma Over The Wellness Insider

My Dilemma Over The Wellness Insider

As many of you already know, I founded The Wellness Insider 3 years ago and I now have a dilemma. To close it down or not. After reading this post by Mumbrella’s content director on why they’re closing Mumbrella Asia, the points he made really hit home. Firstly, let’s be practical. The Wellness Insider is a business and if a business doesn’t make any money, it does not make sense to keep it afloat. In these 3 years, the only time that I’ve ever broken even was when I started teaching Kombucha Workshops and I thought that I could finally...

Little Acts Multiplied by Millions Build a City of Good

Little Acts Multiplied by Millions Build a City of Good

From 1 to 7 December 2019, the national giving movement Giving Week returns for its fifth annual edition with carnivals, exclusive promotions and activities set to take place across the island. Initiated by the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC), Giving Week aspires to celebrate Singapore’s caring spirit and encourage brands, non-profits organisations (NPOs) and people to share their Time, Treasure, Talent and Voice to support a wide variety of causes.  Building on NVPC’s recently shared vision for a City of Good where individuals, organisations and leaders come together to give their best for others, Giving Week rallies Singaporeans by offering a diverse range of opportunities...

My 2019 Birthday Wishlist

My 2019 Birthday Wishlist

It’s October and my birthday month! As usual, I come up with a wish list annually and this year, the items are mainly things that I’d like/need for my new flat. Yes, Melissa is now a homeowner. 😀 Pink bowls from IKEA (set of 6) Hotpot set (induction one and not the gas burner type please) White or pink ceramic spoons (the type that we Chinese like to use, set of 6) Ladles for hotpot (those with sieves and those for soup, set of 6) Knife holder (I’ve got knives but no holder…lol) Teapot set Aroma diffuser (muji style…there are...

Period Panties Should Be A Thing

Period Panties Should Be A Thing

When I first saw Kotex’s period panties on sale at Watson’s, my immediate thought was, “Why didn’t anyone think of this earlier?” As someone who has struggled with heavy flows (especially on Days 1 & 2), this nifty invention could’ve saved me loads of trouble regarding changing bedsheets and countless underwear. But at S$7 for 2 pieces, it was really not a cheap option. Then I saw this on Qoo10: Similar to Kotex, this Korean brand has come up with a thinner version and it’s a lot more economical at $8.90 for a pack of 4 pieces. However, the vendor...

Long weekend in Ho Chi Minh City

Long weekend in Ho Chi Minh City

Over the National Day long weekend, my friends and I went to Ho Chi Minh City for a short getaway. We planned months ahead, which was why we managed to get relatively cheaper air tickets but it was already a bit high considering that it was peak period. It’s not my first time to Vietnam (previous trip was to Hanoi with my mum) but first time in Ho Chi Minh City. For one of my friends, it was his second time so we let him plan all of our eating spots and we did quite a bit of cafe hopping...