Addicts Anonymous: My New Favorite Shoe Brand For Sneakers!

Addicts Anonymous

Aren’t these pompom sneakers the cutest? πŸ˜€ They are from the brand Addicts Anonymous which offers affordable shoe designs. The parent company, Enviably Me, also manages the brandsΒ Melissa (the original jelly shoe from Brazil) and Emu Australia (a premium Australian footwear brand). You can get Addicts Anonymous footwear (not just sneakers) online on Zalora, for instance.

These pompom sneakers are now selling on Zalora for just $29.90 (pink) and $26.90 (grey). And in case you were wondering, the pompoms are removable! I like the pink ones more, obviously. And for the added metallic detailing at the front and back!

Addicts Anonymous shoes singapore

This color combination reminds me of the Karl Lagerfeld bag accessory:

addicts anonymous shoes review

I’ve returned this next pair as I felt it looked better in the picture online. I think it’s modeled after Adidas’ designs but I don’t think the beige looks very good.

addicts anonymous shoes review singapore

There are some hits and misses but when you find a pair you really like, that’s priced really affordably, it’s awesome! πŸ˜€ This pair is in a sweet rose pink, and is for keeps!

addicts anonymous shoe brand

*Update: This particular pair needs some breaking-in. My first time wearing it out, I got such bad cuts at the back of my ankles. It felt like paper cuts with each step I took.

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“Enviably Me was set up in 2009 by Terence Yow in pursuit of his vision to creating a business that is not only commercially viable but also one that makes a positive impact and real difference to the social and physical communities it operates in.

Enviably Me’s first retail outlet, echo, opened in 2009 at Wheelock Place was a multi-brand retail concept that offered eco-friendly lifestyle products such as Harveys seatbelt bags, and Melissa eco-plastic shoes to consumers. In 2012, echo made way for MDREAMS, Singapore’s first Melissa flagship store.

In 2017, Enviably Me introduced 2 more new brands – Emu Australia and Addicts Anonymous, a new milestone for the company, and the beginning of new adventures as the company sets its eyes on the global stage.

The team also volunteers at Child at Street 11, a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping low income and dysfunctional families provide quality early years education for their children.”

L’zzie Singapore’s Hello Kitty Outfits Are Gorgeous

l'zzie review

Compilation of pictures from lzzie.com

At first glance, you might think the outfits are just the latest trendy designs originating from, perhaps, Japan. But take a closer look and you’ll spot the hello kitty motif. Many Hello Kitty outfits from other brands tend to have the Hello Kitty design (character head, bow, etc) printed really huge, especially on top, but L’zzie’s is subtle and chic. You might even be able to wear some of their outfits to the office without anyone really noticing that it has Hello Kitty print as it’s done most tastefully.

Head over to this link to view the entire Kitty collection:Β https://www.lzzie.com/collection/hello-kitty

There are 3 main reasons why I like this particular collection from L’zzie:

  1. The material is really good. Don’t believe me – go to one of their 3 stores (in Bugis, Wisma and Clarke Quay) to have a look and feel.
  2. Some of the outfits come in kid sizes too. So mothers can indulge in some happy “twinning” with their daughters. Brilliant!
  3. Some of their designs cater to ‘normal’ women, instead of being made for Size 0 models or those young xiao mei mei bloggers. So, you have peplum tops for those who want to conceal belly fat and loose fit dresses which do not draw attention to places you’re insecure about.

I went by L’zzie’s store at Bugis Junction last week and bought one of their peplum tops with a mandarin collar:

L'zzie Hello Kitty top

Pic from lzzie.com

Isn’t it plain gorgeous? I like the collar detail, the peplum waistline and the baby blue with hello kitty detail. πŸ˜€

Also, I tried on this particular dress, without the belt:

Hello Kitty l'zzie

It’s one of their bestsellers, according to the sales assistant. And it’s not figure-hugging so even if you’re slightly plump, this dress will skirt around all the curves and help flaunt only your sexy legs! πŸ˜€

Here’s the peplum top I bought for $53. Paid only $3 as I’d used a $50 voucher I won in a contest previously. πŸ˜€

L'zzie Hello Kitty Polka Dot Cheongsam Top

What a welcome addition to my wardrobe! πŸ˜€

L'zzie review

*There was a $5 discount code printed on my receipt and it’s for online purchases. Feel free to use it: LZONLINE5 from now till 30 June 2017. *Not valid for Sales, Accessories and Basics.

MIZZUE: It’s Bags Galore Here! :D

Mizzue Singapore

I like Mizzue for a couple of reasons. Firstly, they make bags in gorgeous shades of pink (apart from other colors, of course). Secondly, they have a section for “Second Chance items” – you can purchase items which have slight defects or blemishes at up to 50% off. This means they do stringent QC checks, and they are also considerate towards the environment in not letting those (slightly) damaged goods go to waste. Above all, they have regular “Buy 1 Free 1” promotions so follow them on social media – I’ve just noticed another such promo posted on their Facebook page. πŸ˜€

Mizzue Buy 1 Free 1

In the very first image you see above, I’ve handpicked 6 of the bags I would love to own, assuming they don’t ever get dirty. πŸ˜€ I love the color pink, but I’m perfectly aware of how things in that shade of baby pink get stained easily. So, when it comes to bags or clothes, I tend to stick with boring black. Haha! (*But if the lovely pink items are going at 1-for-1, I’ll certainly be tempted to bring them home!)

Here’s my Livia Harless backpack from Mizzue. It comes in 6Β gorgeous colors (go have a look) and it can be yours for less than $80.

Mizzue Livia Harless backpack

I like it as it’s similar to the very popular Anello backpacks which are all the rage (even) now. You can carry the bag as a backpack, or leave it draped on your elbow, or hold it like a handbag.

Mizzue Singapore review

Mizzue Black Backpack

Come to think of it, I believe this bag needs something else to jazz it up (a little decorative accessory?) and I just might find it over atΒ Mizzue Singapore.Β πŸ˜‰

Unique Gifts For Men: Watch Movement Cufflinks (Giveaway + Promo Code)

The Little Link Discount Code

My other halfΒ owns 7 pairs of cufflinks: 1 for each day of the week, I guess. Out of those 7 pairs, 2 are watch movement cufflinks. These days, you can get cufflinks customised with the pictures of your family members, engraved with your name on them, or even get a pair featuring your favorite movie character, e.g. Iron Man. But if you want something out-of-the-norm or cufflinks that are bound to impress (those who don’t have them πŸ˜›), then watch movement cufflinks are the ones to go for. πŸ™‚ Read on for details ofΒ my giveaway of a very cool pair of watch movement cufflinks from The Little Link, and why I picked this particular pair of cufflinks out of all those featured on the website.

The Little Link Customised Cufflinks

Photo Cufflinks $59.90, Engravable Cufflinks $49.90, Iron Man Cufflinks $19.90

This particular pair, the ‘Watch Movement Adam’ ($89.90) comes with tarnish-free rhodium plating and beautifully exposed mechanical detailing. Just wind it up and watch the dials spin. And that lovely gold color is deliciously eye-catching. If your husband or brother is very ‘hiao‘ (vain) or if your dad’s favorite color is gold, why then, this would be the perfect pair of cufflinks for him! πŸ™‚

Watch Movement Cufflinks

‘Watch Movement Adam’

On top of the pretty aesthetics, there’s also that octagonal design, which you’ll also find on Singapore’s one-dollar coins. πŸ™‚ The Chinese believe that it brings good luck. Gorgeous design + good luck. Don’t you wish you own a pair of these cufflinks? Make sure you take part in my giveaway happening over at my Facebook page then.

The Little Link Singapore

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Promo Code for 10% off your shopping cart at The Little Link: GRACE10

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Besides cufflinks, you’ll also find ties, leather goods, etc on The Little Link. I got a LINE FRIENDS x Moleskine notebook to add to my collection. πŸ˜€ It comes with limited edition stickers and a ballpen too! I find Cony ridiculously cute, hence the ‘photobombing’ in this picture:

Line Friends Moleskine Notebook

Since Father’s Day is just around the corner (next month, in fact), go ahead and get a gift for him. If cufflinks and notebooks aren’t his thing, you’ll also find everything else from socks to pens and shirts on the site too! Plus, get 10% off your first purchase at The Little Link by using this code ‘GRACE10‘ πŸ™‚ Happy shopping, y’all!

5 Coolest Gadgets From Lazada Singapore

Facial Fitness Pao

I got to check out some really cool gadgets at Lazada Singapore’s recent Blogger Bazaar. In number 1 position has to be the Facial Fitness Pao, as endorsed by Cristiano Ronaldo, who has really nice teeth, by the way. XD This gadget is by far the funniest thing I’ve ever seen people use to shape up, in this case their facial contours. You ‘grip’ the mouthpiece using your lips and move your head up and down while the wings at the side flap up and down with a selection of weights. Just 30 seconds a day will give you a nice V-shaped face within a couple of months. I have never tried using this and I don’t think I will too, ‘cos I might just die laughing. But you should give it a go if you’re aiming for a V-shaped face!

Number 2 has to be the Ninebot-P which costs S$1290 on Lazada. It can go pretty fast – up to 18km/hour. You have to charge it for 4 hours and it can then last for about 35km. Get it in black or silver. I tried this at the blogger event and I must say it’s pretty easy to operate – just lean forward a little bit and it’ll advance, and lean back to have it stop. Give it a nudge with your knee to make it go left or right. The scary bit is stepping onto it and when getting off. I’ll be happy to review it if it’s sponsored (*hint hint). It’ll do nothing for helping me clock 10,000 steps a day with my HPB Steps Tracker though.

Ninebot

Number 3 is the BB-8 Droid Toy! It’s pretty irresistible, no? Judging from the pretty big box, I’d thought the toy within would be quite big too, but unfortunately, it’s just slightly bigger than a tennis ball. BB-8 recognizes and reacts to your voice, and you can record, send and view virtual holographic videos with your BB-8. And that’s not all! It has a 30m range, and you control it using your smartphone. πŸ™‚ Every self-respecting Star Wars fan needs one. Hahaha!

Star Wars BB-8 Droid Toy

In 4th position is the Huawei Band – I’ve yet to try it, so watch out for the review in a bit. It comes in 3 colors but black is really the most ‘practical’ color for a fitness tracker, I guess. I’m just starting to get a little sick of black fitness bands, so, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the next one I get will be in a different color. πŸ˜€ I think hot pink is cool, all you fitness tracker manufacturers out there!

Huawei Band Fitness Tracker

Last but definitely not least is the Omron Cushion Massager that massages your shoulders/ back / legs while you work. I WANT ONE!!! I was told it’ll go for just S$30+ during Lazada’s upcoming Mega Sale on 26th Jan. Good buy! Best buy! Must buy! Every full-time blogger needs something like this. And if you are on my subscription list, you’ll know I have been extremely hardworking recently. Yes, just recently. Ahahahaha!

Omron Massager

So there you have it – my 5 recommendations for cool stuff you can buy from Lazada. If you’re itching for some online shopping, why not get something you’ll actually use, or which will impress all guests to your home? πŸ˜€

Review: Lazada Singapore’s Blogger Bazaar At Hotel Jen

Lazada SIngapore Giveaway

I’m not the luckiest personΒ when it comes to lucky draws, usually. I tend to look on in envy as other bloggers win prizes from lucky draws at events – boohoo! On Friday, however, I actually won a EuropAce 1.8L Electric Glass Kettle Jug at Lazada Singapore’s Blogger Bazaar! It costs S$79.90 on Lazada Singapore’s shopping platform! Also, we were each given some corporate gifts (as seen in the picture above) and even a Huawei fitness tracker, which is goingΒ for S$129 on Lazada! OMG! I already own the Fitbit, and I have the Health Promotion Board’s Steps Tracker, so this Huawei one might be one too many! I will still test it out though. So if you don’t mind a pre-loved tracker, feel free to let me know in the comments section below! πŸ˜€

Lazada Group was launched in March 2012, and is now in 6 countries across Southeast Asia. It came to Singapore’s shores in May 2014, after launching in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam. In January 2014, they also launched a cross border sourcing hub in Hong Kong. Interesting fact: Lazada has 2 Technology Hubs – in Vietnam and Russia. With over 2 million products on their website, Lazada aims to take social shopping and mobile shopping by storm. I have personal friends who LOVE shopping on Lazada. Me? I’m still a newbie. πŸ˜€

When shopping on Lazada, do note that there are some products with a free returns policy – these are usually fulfilled by Lazada. There are some others which aren’t, so do take note when you are making your purchase. Lazada Group also operates Lazada Express, a provider of logistics services, and HelloPay, an online payment platform that offers consumers a secure way of shopping online.

And here are the Lucky Draw prizes that Lazada Singapore so generously gave out during the Blogger Bazaar. The Grand Prize was even one scooter that costs some S$3,000?!!!

Lazada Singapore Lucky Draw

Congratulations to all winners yesterday! And especially to that blogger who won TWO prizes in the lucky draw. I don’t know how she was permitted to winΒ two prizes while some other bloggers went home empty-handed, but hey, the management’s decision is final, right? πŸ˜› πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰

Then there were so many booths to display products available on Lazada (currently, or soon). One thing I noted was the discounts Lazada Singapore offers. I truly fear for brick-and-mortar stores in Singapore. Business will get tougher and tougher, as more consumers shop online instead of visiting physical stores.

Even brands like SK-II are cheaper on Lazada… Staff assured me that the products are 100% authentic:

Lazada Singapore Shopping

There are My Little Pony toys that are yet to be launched… and so much more…

Lazada Singapore Review

I caught the recent Star Wars movie in Vietnan (ticket prices were at S$4 only. LOL) and found myself loving the BB-8 Droid. And there was one at the Lazada Singapore Bazaar!!! Apparently you can control it using your smartphone:

Lazada Singapore Review Star Wars BB 8 Droid

It’s not cheap (DUH) but it’s super cute, lights up, and rolls about just like in the movie! OMG. It’s rather small though. I’ll share more about its features (like the Holographic Communication) in a separate post so stay tuned! πŸ™‚

Lazada Singapore Star Wars BB 8 Droid

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Mark Your Calendars! On 26th January, that’s in 3 days’ time, Lazada Singapore will be hosting a MEGA SALE! There will be discounts of up to 88%, vouchers to be won when you spin the Hong Bao Wheel, Flash Sales and more! πŸ˜€ Ready? Steady? CLICK! πŸ˜€

Guide To Waterway Point’s East and West Wings

Waterway Point West and East Wings

When you first exit Punggol MRT station and walk towards Waterway Point, you’ll see people seated in a circle, with a West Wing entrance on your left, and an East Wing entrance on your right. This is where it gets confusing. If you are heading to the cinema, do you go left or right? What about if you’re going to the 24hr Fairprice Finest? Which way to the Wonderland indoor playground? What about Starbucks, and the Times bookstore, and the foodcourt? Because I experienced this confusion myself, I’m putting together this blogpost as a quick guide for those who want to know whether they need to head to the West Wing or the East Wing.

Here’s my rough guide to the main mall tenants that I like, to help you figure if you should go West OR East:

Waterway Point Store Directory Guide

*Please do not use this image without seeking prior permission. I’d spent quite a while putting it together πŸ˜›

*So if you’re headed to the cinema, go East B2. If you are going to the 24hr supermarket, take West B2. The kids indoor playground at Waterway Point and all kids-related shops, plus the foodcourt is at West Level 2.

**Some of the shops are not open yet. E.g. Starbucks is open but Coffee Bean is still undergoing renovation work, as of 19th Jan.Β H&M and Uniqlo will only open on 28th Jan.

I had to head up and down both wings just to note which stores are located where. So if you spot any errors with this guide, please drop me a polite note, and accept this as a ‘human error’, my apologies in advance. If this guide is helpful to you, do share it with all your friends, my thanks in advance too. πŸ™‚

If You Are Taking The Train To Punggol MRT Station

If you’re taking the train to Punggol to visit Waterway Point, do exit the station from Exit A. It will save you a lot of walking and road-crossing. As you can see in this picture below, exit A leads you directly to Waterway Point.

Punggol MRT exit to Waterway Point

If you exit the station from the other side, you’ll find yourself headed for the bus interchange instead. And you’ll have to *oops* jaywalk across the road to get to Waterway Point. Not the best option if it’s a really sunny day, or worse, if it’s raining. If you intend to pop by the new mall this weekend, be prepared to meet a large crowd of shoppers and people who just want to check out this long-awaited mall in Punggol.

Waterway Point Punggol

Hopefully the guide that I put together is useful in helping you decide when you get to the “crossroads” of Waterway Point’s entrances, whether you should enter the West Wing or the East Wing. I know the mall is still very new, and slightly “messy” because some shops are still not open and it’s easy to get ‘lost’ in this mall. So, I hope this is of help to you πŸ™‚

Waterway Point Store Directory Guide

Do share this post with your friends who are visiting the mall too! πŸ™‚

Read more of my reviews about Waterway Point:

  1. 6 Reasons Why You Should Visit Waterway Point
  2. The FREE Indoor Playground At Waterway Point: Exact Location And Opening Hours
  3. Food Review: BurgerUP
  4. Food Review: Rong Hua Bak Kut Teh
  5. Waterway Point’s Shaw Cinema: 500 Free Tickets Per Day During Open House Period

Indoor Playground at Waterway Point, Punggol: Exact Location, Opening Hours and Pictures! :D

Waterway Point Kids Playground

Waterway Point at Punggol is indeed HUGE. When I visited on opening day, in the afternoon, I did not even notice there’s an indoor playground for kids (and some say adults too). I found it when I visited Waterway Point again in the evening. The playground has an Alice in Wonderland theme, hence the playground is called ‘Wonderland’. πŸ™‚ Do check out my earlier post about Waterway Point and my 6 reasons why you should visit even if you don’t stay around the area. In this post, I’ll share with you the location of this awesome indoor playground that is FREE for all kids, and its opening hours, and the kind of pictures you can expect to take here. πŸ™‚ If you’re ready… let’s go…

Waterway Point Indoor Playground Rules

To find this playground, head to level 2 of the West Wing. It is just in front of the store ToysLand at #02-27. The FoodCourt called Cookhouse by Koufu is nearby too, at #02-20. On the same level, you’ll find kid-related stores like Cotton On Kids (#02-09). The toilet nearby is also kid- and family- friendly. For those who drive, the nearest lobby is Lobby B.

The playground is open from 10.30am to 10pm but we did visit today after 10pm, and it was still open! πŸ™‚ There were no other kids, so it was great for photo-taking! πŸ˜€ Footwear has to be removed first. *I’m pleased to share that there are no unpleasant odours – I’d expected a new mall to have the smell of paint, or thinner, or whatnot, but there weren’t any. So feel free to bring your kiddo!

Because there wasn’t anyone else, I felt this must be the best free indoor playground in Singapore! Haha! I believe toddlers and kids up to the age of, say, 9 or so should love playing here.

This one sure had fun. My neighbour’s lil prince (not princess ok!) –

Waterway Point playground butterfly

The ground here is kid-safe, made from that foamy material we now find at most outdoor playgrounds (in place of sand. Haiz. Old playgrounds are the best). The play structures here are also made from some sturdy yet not entirely hard material so even if your kid takes a tumble, he/she is rather unlikely to get hurt. If I had to describe the texture, I’d say “hard sponge”. Hahaha! #oxymoron

“Should I drink it or not… hmm…”

Waterway Point playground cup

Of course, the relatively safe-looking play area doesn’t mean you should take your eyes off your children. There are a lot of seating areas available (check out those comfortable and colorful seats!) for parents and helpers to get a breather while still watching the kids.

Waterway Point Indoor Playground Wonderland

It’s lots of fun, I can assure you. I even sat on this mug of *erm* hot chocolate??

Waterway Point playground

There’s a little slide within the “tree” at the playground… and a tunnel which this kiddo absolutely adored. Check out his cute face:

Waterway Point playground tunnel

Waterway Point indoor playground

I even took a video, which I’ll not upload here. It shows the lil prince impressing us all with his climbing skills. We did not think he’d be able to climb up this gigantic ‘cheese’ but he amazed us all. And even had fun sliding back down, to our amusement. LOL.

Waterway Point playground cheese

Yes, you should definitely visit this playground with your children when you pop by Waterway Point. If you want great pictures without other people and children around, head there near or after retail closing hours. *wink*

Waterway Point playground location

Update: This is what the playground looked like on Tuesday 19 Jan at about 4pm…

Waterway Point crowded indoor playground

*Forgot to mention that I love how the ceiling panels look like clouds. So cute! πŸ˜€

If you want to read more about what to do at Waterway Point, check out my blogpost here. πŸ™‚ I’d recommend you take your kiddos to Times bookstore as well. There are many instagrammable spots there for you to snap pictures. Plus, it’s always a good idea to encourage your children to read. πŸ™‚

Waterway Point Times bookstore

Waterway Point bookstore

Where food is concerned, I’ve done reviews of BurgerUPΒ and Rong Hua Bak Kut TehΒ <- Click on the links to read πŸ™‚

Waterway Point: The New Mall Worth Going All The Way To Punggol For :D

Waterway Point The Plaza

This is the mall I have waited over 10 years for! (And it’s not even an exaggeration) My family moved to Punggol over a decade ago. At that time, it was still possible to cross the roads without looking out for cars (oops), now we have this interesting phenomenon called ‘traffic jams’. Back then, it was open fields as far as the eye can see once you exit Punggol MRT station. And Punggolians LONGED for the day we can have our own mall and a decent Punggol central for us to wine, dine and shop at. And that day has arrived (18th January 2016) with the opening of Waterway Point. *woohoo*

Not 100% of tenants are ready for business, but the crowds simply do not care:

Waterway Point Punggol

The friend I met for lunch here described the parking situation as “pandemonium”. So do take the train, especially if you’re visiting Punggol Waterway this weekend! The mall is located just next to the train station so it’s absolutely convenient for you to visit, really. πŸ™‚

Getting into the carpark will take a while:

Waterway Point carpark

Waterway Point has two wings – East and West – Β so do check out the online store directory if you want to plan your visit and know which stores will be open. *Link at the end of this blogpost.

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I’m adding one more awesome reason why parents with kids should visit! The indoor playground called ‘Wonderland’.Β Read more here: Indoor Playground at Waterway PointΒ πŸ™‚

Waterway Point playground location

Waterway Point indoor playground

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Here are 6 reasons why you should pop by Waterway Point, even if *gasp* you stay in Jurong:

#1: 24-hour Fairprice Finest

Correction: Shaw Theatres is not open 24 hours, as I’d originally thought. Encountered a miscommunication somewhere. Shaw is only open as “per-normal to our other cinemas with midnight shows only on Friday night and Saturday night (eve of public holidays)” Please note! πŸ™‚

Shaw Theatres is at B2-11 *Officially opens on 21st Jan 2016*

Waterway Point Shaw Cinema

FairPrice Finest is at West Wing, B2-32 (Open 24hrs!)

Waterway Point Fairprice Finest

*Perhaps there are even more stores which will be open 24 hours, which I don’t know about yet. Will update this post later when I find out. πŸ™‚

Even BurgerUp is open till midnight, and 3am on some days. Check out my blogpost here.

It seems this is one mall which suspects Punggolians do not sleep. When I need some snacksΒ in the middle of the night (maybe for a midnight movie, hehe), I know where to go. *wink*

#2: H&M (no further elaboration needed) & TWO levels of shopping fun!

Waterway Point HandM

H&M is not open yet! It’ll open on 28th January (Thursday) at 12 noon. So mark your calendars. There’ll be the usual freebies galore, and as can be expected, a horde of eager shoppers queuing outside the store. I bet someone will queue overnight. ‘Cos that’s the thing to do when a new H&M store opens, didn’t you know? πŸ˜‰

#3: Wide Open Spaces & Fabulous Views Of The Punggol Waterway

Waterway Point Punggol Waterway

I love malls, yes, and shopping too! But what I love more is stepping out into the open, forΒ fresh air and great views that make me forget I’m in Singapore. This is possible only at Waterway Point, I believe. πŸ™‚

It’s a great place for families to hang out, which I’m sure Frasers Centrepoint Malls knows. Punggol is home to many families with young children so I expect there’ll be plenty of fun spots for kids to run, play, and have a splash. Hehe. I can’t wait for the mall to be fully open. There are still many shops I did not get to visit today.

Waterway Point The Cove water fountain

#4: A HUGE Daiso Store, and an Enormous Times bookstore (Instagrammable!!!)

Times bookstore is at #02-19:

Waterway Point Times bookstore

Daiso is at #B1-09

Waterway Point Daiso

I’m a Daiso fan. Not exactly a fanatic (I know some Singaporeans are) but I love the low S$2 pricetag on everything. Hehe. This Daiso store at Waterway Point is pretty big. I did a quick walkabout but didn’t want to join the queue.

The Times bookstore is less crowded (why do people not love bookstores as much as I do?!) but has really cool, instagrammable spots. Take this reading corner for kids, for instance. It has cool ladybird cushions for your kiddos to chill out on:

Waterway Point bookstore

Waterway Point Times

#5: Interesting Food Outlets I Have Yet To Visit (But I Will. Soon)

Waterway Point restaurants

From left: Kuriya Japanese Market (B1-20), Rong Hua Bak Kut Teh (B1-23) and Social Square by MOF (01-26) are some of them. There’s even an Uncle Leong Signatures restaurant at B1-21, which is not open yet. I spotted some workers doing the renovation for the outlet. There’s also a BurgerUp outlet at B2-06 which serves interesting burgers such as one Herbalicious Beef Burger. OMG. I wonder how that tastes! *UPDATE: Check out my review of BurgerUPΒ by clicking on the link. πŸ™‚ And here’s my review of Rong Hua Bak Kut Teh too. πŸ™‚

#6: BANKS – All Next To Each Other!

Waterway Point mall

The picture above shows the amazingly long queue on level 2 – shoppers were all lining up to redeem freebies from the mall: umbrellas, and a lucky draw chance, I believe. πŸ™‚

There is a section of the mall (on level 1) reserved for banks. I found this pretty awesome. Only Maybank was open when I visited. They definitely have first movers advantage in signing up new customers among the young crowd which stays at Punggol and will be visiting the mall. OCBC will be right next to Maybank, followed by POSB. And Citibank and Bank of China outlets will be right opposite them. Apparently there’s UOB too, at 01-01.

I’m sure there are many more reasons to visit Waterway Point, and I’ll certainly share about them soon. We FINALLY have a mall here in Punggol!!! Definitely cause for celebration. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

UPDATE: I put together this quick guide to help you navigate Waterway Point like a pro! πŸ˜€

Waterway Point Store Directory Guide

*Read this blogpost for more information on getting to Waterway Point in the fastest, most direct way possible, w/o having to cross any roads.

Here’s the Store Directory for you to find out which stores are open currently:Β http://waterwaypoint.fraserscentrepointmalls.com/store.php?CategoryID=594

To find out more about the latest happenings and promotions at Waterway Point, do ‘like’ their Facebook Page here:Β https://www.facebook.com/fcm.waterwaypoint/?fref=ts

** If you have a toddler, make sure you bring your lil prince / princess to check out the indoor playground at Waterway Point. Read this post regarding the exact location and opening hours of the playground at Waterway Point. πŸ™‚

Waterway Point playground butterfly

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Lady First Singapore Season 3 Ep 5: Secret To Staying Young Forever

This episode probably gives ‘hope’ to a lot of women (and maybe, men too). πŸ˜€ And there’s a special guest (Rosina Lam, an actress from Hong Kong) who is absolutely gorgeous. If you’ve missed the episode, you can still watch it ‘on demand’ as a StarHub subscriber. *wink*

I’ve learnt a lot from this episode of Lady First Singapore. The most interesting nugget of information I’ve gleaned is about the signs of ageing, and where they appear. Apparently, they can be observed in places like your heels, neck, skin, dark circles & eyebags, hands, and crow’s feet at the corners of your eyes. And truth be told, I really don’t pay much attention to any of these (other than the eye area).

But just by making small tweaks here and there, from the color of your eyeliner to the shape of your eyebrows, you can achieve a significantly younger look. Choose the right brow shape for your face, and the right brow color to match your hair color:

Lady First Singapore

Xiao Kai’s advice to us ladies is to exercise, stay cheerful and to drink more water. Also, it’s important to exfoliate and moisturize our skin. You’ll definitely not want sallow and tired-looking skin.

Lady First Singapore Xiao Kai

If your skin tone is already yellow-ish, Xiao Kai recommends products with Areginine essence, hyaluronic acid, and seaweed extracts. You can head over to StarHub’s Lady First website for more details on the products – link below.

When applying mascara, guru Clarence’s recommendation is to pick waterproof mascaras if your eyelashes have a tendency to become droopy. I have to disagree with him about the choice of color for the eyeliner though… Maybe it looks good off-screen, but on a TV screen it looks like Candyce has some sort of eye infection:

Lady First Singapore Candyce

And oh… Graphic tees are IN this season so go ahead and experiment with colors:

Lady First SG

Looking forward to the next episode – TONIGHT! πŸ˜€

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