About Grace Tan

Grace owns the award-winning business and lifestyle blog, WorkingWithGrace.wordpress.com. She is also the author of the best-selling book 'Blogging For A Living'.

Arteastiq @ Mandarin Gallery: Good Food, Great Time

arteastiq mandarin gallery

I’d recently won 4 vouchers for art jamming sessions (usual price: $48) at Arteastiq and invited three pals to join me yesterday at Arteastiq, Mandarin Gallery. πŸ˜€ We’d picked the earliest time slot (11am to 2pm) and arriving early has its perks – you get to select your preferred seat, for one. And I wasn’t expecting this but the complimentary vouchers also entitled us to one drink each and I went for the cold lychee tea, as usual. πŸ˜‰

arteastiq drinks menu

Here’s Steven demonstrating the broad brush strokes as he started on his masterpiece inspired by his son’s famous work:

steven lek

Bosco’s take on the equally-famous ‘Scream’ painting was hilarious. I suggested that he name this ‘Valentine’s Day’ as there’s a couple in the background apparently kissing, and the screaming figure is running away from them while holding a camera above his/its head. πŸ˜€ So creative / imaginative!

the scream painted by a photographer

I went with cutesy kitty…

cute cat acrylic painting

And then we had a fabulous lunch at Arteastiq…

Wayfarer’s Picnic – Shell Pasta Beef Bolognese $16

Waltz in the Wave – Squid Ink Spaghetti $18

Myth of the Sea – Sambal Sea Bass & Dry Laksa $25

I was the one who had the sea bass + laksa and I have to say that it’s truly delicious. I would order this again.

Surfing with Mermaids – Pan Seared Salmon $20

I like how there’s a buzzer on each table which you can use to get the attention of the wait staff…

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It’s pretty impressive how this business has survived so many years. The winning concept of a luxurious setting (where taitais can have high tea) paired with scrumptious food and the option of having a truly relaxing art jamming sesh with everything you need provided for you – drink, apron, paints, brushes, palette, canvas.

I’m certainly looking forward to more art jamming sessions at Arteastiq. After all, I do still have lots of wall space at home. πŸ˜€

Day 4 in Bangkok: Makro Sathorn, King Power Rangnam, Don Mueang International Airport

Around this time last week, I was in Bangkok. And, for a change, I’m going to blog about the last day in BKK first. πŸ˜€ So this post is about Day 4, as the title suggests. Breakfast was pretty amazing, as you can tell from the picture above. In fact, I was the one who made the waffle ‘cos the guy who was supposed to do it was nowhere to be found. He was the one who helped divide it up later on though. I love the pork porridge, fruits and the fried potato chunks. If it’s not so troublesome to prepare, I’d probably have breakfast like this every single day. πŸ˜€

We did not use the pool at Le Tada Residences during our stay though, ‘cos (1) it was located right next to the dining area so there will be many eyes watching us, and (2) staff had told us there were people from Wuhan staying in the same hotel so we tried to avoid the common areas as much as possible.

Our flight was right after lunch so we decided to do some shopping before heading to the airport. We paid 160baht for a Grab ride (+50baht for the toll) to get to Makro Sathorn, which is like our Giant hypermart in an IKEA warehouse layout. You’ll see what I mean in the picture below. Instead of going to another Big C outlet, I thought we might as well visit something new to us…

Keep track of the amount you are spending and you can possibly get a tax refund at the exit. Interestingly, our ride back to the hotel cost us 165baht via Grab but the vehicle’s meter (it was a taxi) showed just 127baht as the fare. So if you want to save a little, you can try flagging down a cab.Β 

After our shopping, my darling goes for a massage opposite King Power Rangnam, which cost 250 baht for 1 hour while I chill over at KOI cafe in King Power.

90baht for my golden bubble milk tea:

Our Grab ride from the Le Tada Residences to Don Mueang International Airport cost us 316baht, which I believe was money well spent since there was no way we could comfortably get our bulging luggage to the airport via train and bus. πŸ˜€

And after days of tom yum, my meal of choice at the airport was McDonald’s!

And like everywhere else, there’s a sign showing their support and encouragement for Wuhan. It does surprise me that the Thai people love and support the Chinese so much, that there are similar signs in supermarkets, malls, restaurants elsewhere.Β 

And if you’re wondering whether you can purchase masks in Thailand to bring back to Singapore, well, there’s a limit on the number of pieces you can take home. It’s usually 30 pieces per traveler, unless you have a doctor’s letter to prove you are ill and need the additional masks then you can have 50 pieces in your luggage. In fact, we saw a large transparent case at Immigration, which you’ll usually find contraband in, and it was filled with packets of surgical face masks! (@_@)

In any case, masks are also either out-of-stock in most stores we visited in Bangkok, or the prices are ridiculous just like in Singapore. For a box of surgical face masks, I was quoted between 1,700 and 1,900baht, which is about S$77 – S$86. If you’re going to BKK to get masks, my advice is ‘don’t bother’. It’s actually cheaper in Singapore.

Ramen Tenji @ Alexandra Retail Centre: Book Via Eatigo For 50% Off!

We had dinner last weekend at Ramen Tenji (Alexandra Retail Centre) after making a booking via Eatigo and securing a 50% discount slot. ARC is SO quiet on weekends that it’s a great place to head to for makan and also for some grocery shopping – no queue at FairPrice! <- If you ever want to panic buy, you can visit this outlet. XD Ramen Tenji is on level 2 and we ordered two bowls of ramen, an extra egg and chawanmushi for two. The bill came up to just $21.54!

My Kuro Tonkotsu Ramen ($13.90) was pretty good. I’d rate it 8/10. It needs beansprouts for a higher score. πŸ˜€ The Dry San Sho Miso Ramen (also $13.90), however, smelled disconcertingly like handwash. I don’t even know why?! (@_@) But my darling polished it off and he’s still alive so I suppose it’s fine.

An extra egg is always welcome:

The chawanmushi took a LONG time to be served. As if it was made on the spot. Nothing terribly exciting. Just tasty-enough chawanmushi.

I would come back again for ramen if I’m in the area and there’s still the 50% off via Eatigo. πŸ˜‰

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Ramen Tenji is at #02-23 of Alexandra Retail Centre.

Tel: 6276 5708

2nd Visit To Brosis Eatery: Still As Good, Worth A 3rd Visit!

It’s rather uncommon for me to purchase the same Fave voucher / deal repeatedly. Either the deal was disappointing or it was so popular that it’s sold out by the time I want to make a repeat purchase. πŸ˜€ Thankfully, with Brosis Eatery, the voucher was still available after our first visit (can’t believe I forgot to blog about them!), and today we went by a second time… for lunch! AND I’ve just bought a third Brosis Fave voucher! πŸ˜€ For just $8.50, you get 1-For-1 Curry Chicken / Ponteh Pork / Assam Fish Rice. What’s not mentioned over on Fave is that dessert is on the house too! I think we had free drinks during our first visit but today that was not provided (still OK for the price though!)

And we also purchased a bowl of their Chap Chye ($5) as we remembered that it’s good:

Also, to let the boss ‘earn a bit lah’ since they probably don’t earn much with those Fave deals.Β 

Today I ordered the Curry Chicken while my darling had the Assam Fish:

Brosis isn’t stingy with the ingredients. I had a chicken drumstick and thigh, together with two potato chunks. As for him, he had freaking STINGRAY in the assam curry. OMG. The sweet and sour sauce goes so well with rice – truly appetite-whetting. And there were two pineapple slices too. Meanwhile, the stingray is tender and quite meaty. I need to order this again. Hopefully it’s still available on our next visit.Β 

As for dessert (which is what you see in the first picture above), there’s the Bubur Cha Cha and agar-agar. I think it was green bean soup during our last visit. I’m not a fan of BBCC but the agar-agar is delicious, as always.Β 

The bosses are friendly and the food is SO good. The only thing that’s troubling is their location – The Midtown. You probably will never walk past Brosis even if you’re in the Hougang area. The only people who eat there are probably those who bought the Fave vouchers or have somehow ordered food from Brosis to be delivered to their homes before, and therefore know it’s good.

In any case, do visit them. The Fave voucher is still available for purchase so go get it. πŸ™‚

MyCLNQ Discount With This 30-Dollar Promo Code

The folks over at MyCLNQ sent me a $30 promo code which I think you’ll appreciate. Go ahead and make use of it should you need to make a booking for medical transport. If your family member needs to go for a medical appointment but you are unable to tag along or send him/her there, then this app is quite the lifesaver as it provides a medical escort and transport option so you can go to work with peace of mind. Plus, now you can get $30 off your booking when you follow the steps below:

myclnq promo code

The app MyCLNQ is free for download to your Apple or Android device. You can then use it for making bookings for your Medical Appointments or for Medical Transport. I’ve downloaded the app just to test how it works but I’ve yet to actually make an appointment to see a doctor. Based on my home location in Punggol, the app recommends a Sengkang Family Clinic which, unfortunately, is closed this evening. So, if I’m really ill, where do I go? πŸ˜‰

I’m guessing a limited number of clinics have partnered MyCLNQ at this present moment as the app is still pretty new. So right now, the app may recommend a clinic that is actually pretty far from you though you may have one just downstairs or right across the street that’s open and available for appointments but they’ve just not listed themselves on the app YET.

But the app looks promising. It has filters which allow me to pick only clinics where insurance is accepted and lets me find a clinic that’s up to 10km away. Since the Sengkang one is shut now, I can head to clinics in Yishun, Montreal Link and Sembawang. All seem really far to me. But the good thing is that you can book a timeslot with your preferred doctor for another date so you don’t have to wait in the clinic and you won’t have to speak with anyone over the phone (especially when you have a sore throat or are losing your voice).

As for Medical Transport for non-emergency visits, the cost is $110-$120 (one way) and $160-$170 (two way). You can choose to pay by cash or card. I find thatΒ there’s certainly potential for this app to become the go-to app for caregivers. Let’s wait and see what other features and upgrades there will be.

And if you are making use of this $30 promo code, you’re welcome! πŸ˜‰

La Cala @ DUO: Value-for-money Set Lunches

la cala bread basket

Had lunch at La Cala this afternoon with 2 of my pals and I must say I appreciate how quiet things are now because of COVID-19. It’s easier to get a table during lunchtime without a reservation, staff are more attentive, and you get even better service than usual. For instance, the bread served up was not to my liking, and so my pal told the staff (I was kind of… horrified?) and surprisingly, he came back with another bread basket with a different bread that was warmer, softer and fluffier.

I like this one:

la cala duo bread basket

All 3 of us went for the Seasonal Set Lunch. My pal says it used to be $15++ or $18++ and he commented about how they could possibly make money with those low prices. And behold… the revised pricing:

la cala set lunch

Thanks ah, Steven! πŸ˜€

It’s now $25++, which works out to be about $30 in the end. I love their Seabass Mango Ceviche:

la cala seabass mango ceviche

The seabass chunks were firm, just the right size, fresh, and a pleasant surprise – I’ve never had seabass raw before!

All 3 of us had the BBQ Pork Ribs.

la cala bbq pork ribs

I think the meat can be juicier and more tender. It’s not bad, just not amazing. I’m also probably more of a harsh critic since I’ve just had bbq ribs two evenings ago.

Dessert was, unfortunately, a complete letdown. It’s Fruit Cobbler with ice cream. A ‘cobbler’ is a “pie with rich biscuit dough on top and fruit underneath”. The berries were too sweet, the ice cream was unremarkable and the pastry on top was hard and frankly, did nothing for this dessert.

Β la cala fruit cobbler

It does seem like things went downhill after the appetizer, doesn’t it? πŸ˜€ I did think the wait time for the food to be served was a little long, considering how the restaurant wasn’t very busy:

12.15pm: bread served

12.29pm: starters served

12.54pm: mains served

You’ll probably not dine here if you are an employee working nearby with a 1-hour lunch break. We did see retirees having a leisurely lunch here, and the gentlemen had 4 bottles of wine, taking their own sweet time.

The staff are attentive and will keep refilling your glass with water or wine so you won’t have to ask. And if you prefer a different ice cream flavor for your set lunch’s dessert, they are happy to accommodate. Instead of vanilla, I had chocolate ice cream!

Also, another pleasant surprise was how there was complimentary coffee or tea with the set lunches. πŸ™‚

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La Cala is at #01-40 of DUO Galleria. It’s easy to miss the restaurant so do watch out for the signs which direct you to the various eateries / restaurants.

Glow & Yummilicious Cafe @ Bedok’s East Village

We had an early dinner today, thanks to Eatigo. XD For 50% off, we had to make a 4pm reservation at Glow & Yummilicious Cafe (or Glow Yummilicious Cafe). When my darling first said the cafe’s called “Glow”, I thought we’ll be having poke bowls, acai smoothies and the like. Turns out there’s none of that. The cafe’s signature items are the Penang Prawn Noodles and Penang Char Kway Teow. Also, if you’re lucky, you might be able to try their colorful Xiao Long Bao. Today, we only got to savor the traditional Shanghai Xiao Long Bao.

For $8, you can get a bowl of prawn noodles or a plate of their char kway teow. The Xiao Long Bao cost $8 for 6 pieces and $9 for 8 pieces.

Decent. Though I’d have appreciated having more of the ginger. πŸ˜€

The prawn noodles (in the first pic you see above) seemed like they were in a very dangerous-looking broth. Dangerous only because it looks terribly spicy. However, it’s milder than it looks and you will even be able to taste the sweetness in the soup. It’s a more-than-decent bowl of Penang Prawn Noodles though you may or may not raise an eyebrow at the $8 pricetag. But at 50% off via Eatigo, it’s definitely worth it.

As for the char kway teow, my darling and I both felt it’s a little overly salty. But it’s likely still manageable for most people. I think seniors would think it’s just right. And the noodles even have a slight char to them, which I love. The prawns are plump and I think the only thing I miss is blood cockles – there aren’t any in this cafe’s version…

I need those cockles or else it’s not char kway teow for me! πŸ˜€

Despite there being no cockles in the CKT, I don’t dislike this cafe. Simply because the lady boss is super friendly. She wasn’t intrusive at all, like she didn’t ask if we live around the area, how we found out about her cafe, etc. Instead, she even told us where she worked previously, how much the rental for this eatery is, how her rental’s cheaper than her neighbors’, and when the lease will be up. For a kaypoh person like me, meeting someone like her is the best as she’ll satisfy my curiosity without me having to ask many questions. (But, of course, I don’t share what she told me lah, since those details can be ‘sensitive’, ya?) πŸ˜›

And oh… her name’s Catherine. Hence the eatery’s logo / mascot is that of a cat, and there’s some cat decal on the wall you see when you enter.

I ordered the Korean HongCho (Vinegar Fruity Drink) that costs all of $4. Catherine had told us that the Eatigo discount applies to the drinks as well. But it seems that it’s not the case.

Anyway, it wasn’t unpleasant. Rather sour, yes, but since I’d ordered vinegar, I knew what I was in for.

There are 8 tables in the cafe, so it can comfortably seat 16 people. I’m not sure if that TV is there permanently or if it’s removed when the place is busy.

What you may be happy to note is that the mall (East Village) offers complimentary parking DAILY from 12noon to 2pm. And apart from that, parking rates are comparable to the open-air carpark across the road. So you might as well park at the mall if you’re dining or shopping there.

Glow is in pink… and near one of the entrances/exits of the mall:

I do think it would make sense for Glow & Yummilicious Cafe to serve more dessert items too. For now, they have Sago Gula Malaca / Green Bean Sago at $3. Because what I ordered today was appetite-whetting, what with the spicy prawn noodle soup and the sourish korean beverage, I was actually craving for something sweet at the end. Even ice cream would do.

But I guess we could have gotten dessert easily from one of the other shops within East Village. Also, Glow needs to issue receipts. When we asked to pay for the meal, Catherine said it was $16 and my darling paid her, and that was it. No receipt, no tally of items. And it was only after we’d stepped out of the shop that we found it didn’t add up.

$8 for Xiao Long Bao

$8 for CKT

$8 for Laka

$4 for the drink

With 50% off, it should be $14 and not $16.Β 

But $16 for everything we’d consumed was still a fair price to pay. Would we return if we have to pay full price? Hmm… I’m not sure we will.

But we might return to East Village to check out the other shops. For today, we took a quick walk around and saw a few interesting ones…

There was a steady stream of customers getting churros at Chulop!

And this is random, but there’s also a betta shop here:

They have lots of trophies from betta competitions… go in and have a look…

And there’s even a Putu Piring Cafe!

The putu piring are priced between $3.20 and $4.70 for a box of 4. Choose from Gula Melaka, Coconut, Chocolate, Durian or simply get a mix of flavors. πŸ˜€ They do also sell Fruit Rojak ($4.50) and Char Kueh & Tau Pok ($4).

Thailily: Authentic Thai Cuisine You’ll Love

It’s been a while since I’ve been back to Thailily and by “a while” I mean something like one-and-a-half years. πŸ˜€ SO glad they are still in business ‘cos the Thai food here is good. And one of their neighbors is Udders Ice Cream, which has mind-blowing chocolate ice cream – certainly one of the best chocolate ice cream places in Singapore. And this time, at Thailily, I found that there were airplants on the tables. Apparently, workshops are held here for people keen on putting together their own airplant table displays. Go follow Thailily on IG if you want to find out more. πŸ˜€ And since my professional photographer pal, Bosco, was with me, I shamelessly challenged him to a ‘shootout’ (haha) whereby he’ll use his professional equipment while I’ll use my trusty ol’ Samsung mobile phone. *The pictures watermarked with ‘workingwithgrace’ will be those I took. And the perhaps better-looking, unmarked ones will be his. Muahaha! πŸ˜€

These are the prawn cakes, which I’d also ordered back in 2018.

The handmade Thai prawn cakes cost $12.90 for 6 pieces. If prawn’s not your favorite, you can also try the handmade Thai fish cake at $9.90 for 6 pieces. There’s also something called the Thai Style Moon Shrimp Cake ($13.90) which I’ll probably order next time since it sounds intriguing. Their Lemon Chicken Nuggets are also handmade – I’m not sure where else in Singapore you can find handmade chicken nuggets. OMG!

They were served steaming hot…

thailily novena menu

Strangely enough, I enjoyed the sweet sauce back then. But now I think it should be dipped into a spicy sauce instead. Does age do this to tastebuds?! Anyway… the prawn cakes are plump and juicy enough that you can eat them without any sauce. I wanted to ask why they have a hole in the middle, like doughnuts, but decided *ahem* it’s probably to differentiate these ones from the prawn cakes from other restaurants. πŸ˜€

Then we also had the tom yum soup. It may look really spicy but it isn’t. With the coconut milk, it was even pretty manageable for my pal, who doesn’t usually take spicy food. He was surprised this soup tasted sweet. πŸ˜€

This is exceptionally good tom yum soup. Order it!

thai lily restaurant novena menu

And in a somewhat omakase fashion, chef also had us try this new noodle dish:

thailily restaurant novena

It was served with beansprouts (which I love) and bittergourd (which my darling loves, but I don’t) and my pal, Bosco, made the comment that it would be quite a waste if customers who aren’t used to the taste of raw bittergourd end up discarding them. Hmm. Maybe the staff should ask if diners like bittergourd and allow them the option of ordering this dish without bittergourd? As for the noodles, they can be a little dry so you can add a bit of the sauce provided (which is rather salty) OR add the tom yum soup, and it’ll taste truly delicious!

It’s hard to go wrong with ordering these prawns too:

thailily restaurant review

But I think we overdid it with this platter:

thailily restaurant halal

Somehow, eating deep-fried stuff makes me feel really full so I’d probably not order this again unless I’m feeling ravenous that day.

Do order the seabass, however, if you like fish. Thailily has a $16.90 promo (for a limited period) for their fresh sea bass. You can have it steamed in lemon sauce, steamed thai style, fried in thai chili sauce, stir-fried with green mango, fried with lemongrass in tamarind sauce, or even go for the 14 Spice Fried Sea Bass!

thailily restaurant

And one dish I really enjoyed comes with A LOT OF garlic! πŸ˜€

The squid’s decent but that garlic is amazeballs! I’d love to buy a jar of it. πŸ˜€

thailily novena

If you’re truly mad about garlic, you need to order this.

And on my previous visit, I said the lemongrass drink was odd but this time, it was good – I was surprised too! πŸ™‚ If you like Thai food, do pop by Thailily at Novena. You won’t be disappointed.

*Thailily also has $8.90 set lunches available daily from 11am to 3pm (except on public holidays). There are 8 mains to choose from. And you’ll also get tom yum soup and a free drink!

When I searched for Thailily on Google, somehow this search term popped up: thailily restaurant halal. It’s likely not halal as they serve up pork dishes such as stir-fried minced pork with basil, and thai grilled pork neck. πŸ˜‰ So if you were wondering, well, now you know.

I would actually recommend couples pop by Thailily for Valentine’s Day this Friday. I’m not sure what promotions there will be (if any) but you’re guaranteed good food in this cozy restaurant. And save some stomach space for the ice cream at Udders. It’ll be the perfect night out, for sure. πŸ˜‰

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165 Thomson Rd, Goldhill Shopping Centre, Singapore 307618 (beside United Square Mall

Tel: 6251 0123

* They do also work with foodpanda and deliveroo so you can get your food delivered to your doorstep if you’d prefer dining at home! πŸ™‚

** And I now know not to pit myself against a professional photographer. I think he wins hands-down. If you need a photographer for your events, head over to Hearted Moments. πŸ˜€

When Your Grab Driver Asks YOU To Cancel The Ride

grab driver no show

On 31st January 2020, I was at Changi Airport Terminal 1 awaiting my Grab ride. The app’s pretty amazing in that it allows me to indicate exactly which Arrivals door I’m at, and in this case it was ’13’. We had to wait for a few minutes for the driver to arrive, and so did everyone else. Then, all of a sudden, the app indicates that my driver had ‘arrived’ but I was standing at Door 13, and there wasn’t a vehicle there. So where had he gone?! Then the driver calls and tells me he is not at Terminal 1. Instead, he’s at Terminal 3 (and I wonder why the hell he’s there, but I don’t ask). I ask him how much longer I’ll have to wait. And he says he might take another 5 minutes, but that I can cancel if I wish to. Somehow, I had this nagging feeling that he just wants me to cancel the ride, instead of him canceling it on his end even though he doesn’t want to come fetch me. So I cancel, and re-book, and wait a couple more minutes for another driver (who showed up, thankfully).

On the way home, of course, I send in feedback to Grab about this terrible driver who was irresponsible enough to (1) indicate via the app that he had arrived to pick me up, but actually was far away, (2) ask me to cancel instead of him canceling right at the start so I could have quickly made another booking, and (3) make me wait when all I wanted was to quickly get home to a hot shower!

And today, NINE days after sending feedback to Grab (not as a blogger, mind you, but as a Grab passenger), I get an email from Grab which states, among other things…

“After looking into your experience, we’ve found that your driver should have picked you up. As a corrective action, the driver has received a strike on record. We’ll continue to monitor and train your driver to ensure that this doesn’t happen to you or someone else again.

 

In view of this, we have credited SGD 3 into your GrabPay Credit Wallet as a gesture of apology.

 

We’re sorry about your frustrating experience and have taken your feedback seriously as an opportunity for Grab’s improvement.”

This is truly AWESOME.

I loved that the driver has gotten “a strike on record” so he’ll certainly think twice before doing the same to some other unsuspecting Grab passenger.

And, as an unexpected bonus, I get $3 credited into my GrabPay wallet – I’ve checked, and yes, it’s in.

So folks, the only reason I’m sharing this is so that YOU know you should do the right thing and report to Grab whenever a driver pulls a stunt like this. If he/she doesn’t want to fetch you after accepting the booking (whether the app does this automatically or not, I don’t care), then the driver should be the one canceling the ride. So we don’t have to wait and wait and wait for someone who doesn’t appear, and who then even has the cheek to indicate via the app that he has arrived when actually he’s far away.

I used to think that having private hire vehicles compete with taxis was such a great thing for us passengers. I no longer have to be chided by taxi drivers who have queued for many hours only to pick me up and find that I don’t stay far enough from the airport so they cannot earn a higher fare to warrant the time they’d spent in the taxi queue.

Unfortunately, nothing’s perfect though.

Even with Grab, which is a fabulous app as it is, there will still be drivers who will do unexpected things like what I experienced on 31st Jan. So, folks, please report them. Then treat yourself to a cup of bubble tea or something with the S$3 credit. πŸ˜‰

Sudio Fem Earphones Review + Sudio Discount Code 2020

I’m totally in love with Sudio’s Fem Earphones. Yes, they are completely wireless and it appears that the portable charging case has gotten even cuter! Don’t even get me started on how gorgeous the baby pink color is! And because we’re all wearing surgical masks now, especially at the airport, it is definitely more convenient to be using wireless earphones when you need to remove your mask when going through the immigration checks. This blogpost offers a review and, as usual, a discount code so you can get 15% off! And because it’s Chinese New Year (and Valentine’s Day is coming up soon), there’s also a special promotion whereby you can get any 2 sets of earphones at 25% off. There’s no better time to get your hands on Sudio earphones. πŸ™‚

If you don’t already know, the name ‘Sudio’ is a combination of “Swedish” and “audio”. And the products offer a minimalist Scandinavian aesthetic paired with outstanding sound quality. Available in black, white, blue and pink, the Fem earphones retail at $219.

And here’s what you need to know about the Fem:
20 hours of battery life, 6 hours in a single charge
Real Clear Voice: 4-microphones system
IPX5 – Splash, rain, sweat proof
Touch control
Individual automatic pairing (both earbuds connect directly to the phone)
Graphene driver for a great music experience
Siri & Google assistant compatible
Free worldwide shipping
18-month international warranty

It’s really great for phonecalls too. Amazing sound quality so you’ll probably never have to go “HELLO?! Sorry what did you just say? Can repeat?!” πŸ˜‚

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I got back last Friday from my trip to Pekanbaru. Took the Sudio Fem Earphones along, of course:

sudio fem

Not our intention to mimic celebrities πŸ˜€ Haha! Just that the people seated around us were coughing badly and they were NOT wearing masks. Therefore we had no choice.

I LOVED using the earphones while on the plane. Got to listen to an audiobook I’d downloaded before the flight: ‘Unshakeable’ by Tony Robbins.

At home, I found that I had to keep my handphone close to me. If I were to walk to the service yard to take in my laundry, for instance, the distance between me / the earphones and my phone left charging in the living room would cause me to lose the sound altogether. Same thing happened if I were to head to the washroom. But that’s probably the only downside to these otherwise fabulous earphones.

Sudio Pouch CNY Packaging

Photo courtesy of Sudio

Here’s why you should get your Fem earphones right now: the CNY promotion! You’ll get a FREE special edition CNY gift packaging + crossbody pouch + buy any 2 earphones and get 25% off (15% from code + additional 10%).

The CNY Promo is valid all the way till 14th February 2020! Why 14th February? I guess it’s a hint to all you guys and girls out there that the Fem earphones would make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift! If you’ve already bought matching couple tees, rings, shoes, bags, phone covers, etc, and you’re quickly running out of ideas, well, get matching Fem earphones or any Sudio earphones for that matter! πŸ˜€ 25% off makes them quite a steal!

*Also, I think it would be a truly lovely idea if Sudio allows customers to customize their charging case, say, with name engraving. *wink wink* Perhaps this may be possible in the near future… I hope. πŸ˜€

Book your Fem earphones now before they are all sold out!

[ For 1 Pair] Get 15% OFF with discount code ‘workingwithgrace‘ at https://www.sudio.com/sg/

[ For 2 Pairs ] Get 25% OFF! (15% from code + additional 10%)