Monday, 20 October 2014

Emerald Hotel | Rachada Bangkok

So I've always been on the move when it comes to work (consider me lucky, or not!?) and we stayed at the our company's designated hotel Emerald Hotel (with Corporate rate of course) which I'm quite a fan of actually.

And we got lucky during our last stay as we were upgraded to Deluxe Room instead of the normal Superior Room. Exciting time it was!!! Check the room out...

Emerald Hotel, Rachada, Bangkok, Review, Staycation, Business Trip, Work, Trip,

Emerald Hotel, Rachada, Bangkok, Review, Staycation, Business Trip, Work, Trip,

Emerald Hotel, Rachada, Bangkok, Review, Staycation, Business Trip, Work, Trip,

Emerald Hotel, Rachada, Bangkok, Review, Staycation, Business Trip, Work, Trip,

I love how bright, airy and cosy the room feels. It too felt much bigger than the Superior counterpart. The bed was gigantic and the room was well kept. I fell in love with it at first sight. 


Emerald Hotel, Rachada, Bangkok, Review, Staycation, Business Trip, Work, Trip,

Emerald Hotel, Rachada, Bangkok, Review, Staycation, Business Trip, Work, Trip,

Emerald Hotel, Rachada, Bangkok, Review, Staycation, Business Trip, Work, Trip,

Emerald Hotel, Rachada, Bangkok, Review, Staycation, Business Trip, Work, Trip,

If I ever got the chance to stay in Bangkok for leisure, I would most probably choose this exact same hotel as the amenities are great, breakfast is awesome, people are friendly and most importantly, I felt extremely comfortable with their spacious and exceptional room. 

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Lip Balms | Benefit Posie Balm & Dior Lip Glow

OK, there may seem to be repetitive product on the prowl (hint Dior) but I just feel that the Benefit and Dior lip balms are somewhat similar. Both are in sticks and offers a nice sheer colour.

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Look, even their packagings are cute!!


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A close up of the Benefit Posie Balm. Honestly this product is a tad expensive in my opinion. With its sheer to nothing pigmentation, there are many cheaper alternative dupes on the high street which makes it more unfavourable. Although I would say that the winning factor of this lip balm is its beautiful rose gold packaging and its moisturising effect thus you can expect no tugging on the lips. But with a price point of S$29 a pop, I guess you are better off with something else more affordable.


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On the other hand, the Dior Lip Glow however is a completely different story. Not only does it brings colour to your lips but the colour changes with the temperature (or is it body chemistry) of your lips. I mean, how cool is that. I have did a review of it HERE so go check it out.

I just can't get enough of lip balms. I think they are wonderful saviours for dry chapped lips making it look fuller and juicier (ok, maybe I should use the word Plump but you get the drift). What's your current lip balm must-haves?

Monday, 13 October 2014

Typical Dinner for 1 Person | Dining Out on A Budget

If I'm alone and don't fancy something fancy (geddit ;p), I usually go to the food court (cue JEM food court) to have my dinner. I dislike hawker centre unless someone insist on going there, or I'll rather just sit my fat ass in the aircond-ize food court (although noticeably less tasty and more expensive). 

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And usually I'll order the combi above. There just something very addictive with crisp crunchy soy sauce steam veg with sautéed mushrooms,  soft fluffy crunchy lotus root steamed with pork, MSG laden soup and purple rice. I can literally have this every S.I.N.G.L.E day. Somehow I just felt much healthier when I'm consuming them. Weird right? I know... What's more is that this whole set only costs me $7.8. Score!!!

So...... **awkward silence**

I'll just end here **sheepishly walks away with you guys staring at my back**

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Monopod and Bluetooth Remote Control: Usage & Review

This thingy magic-gy has been around for a while. People started looking weird carrying a stick around then extending it with their mobile phone propped against its clamp-like holder, smiling at it. -__-''' Utterly ridiculous but effective in taking a "Wide Angle" photos.

So, I couldn't resist much more and bought one myself. Since then, it had been sitting in my storage until completely forgotten. Until recently when I was going thru my junk that I re-united with it that I decided to give it a go. 


Weird looking stick with a case holder, this invention is just awesome at allowing us to take a further shot of us and the background, covering a wider angle scene. Taking pictures has become something fun and no more fat rounded huge faces in photos, thanks to its extension capability. 


I have summarized the pros and cons of this strange object below. As you can see, although in my opinion the cons is more than pros, but the pros definitely outweigh the cons with its accommodation of more subjects into photographs.

Pros:
1. Wider angle shot which can accommodate more people and background into the shots
2. No need to extended arm causing shoulder dislocation or whatever
3. Bluetooth remote control makes it easy when taking photos without setting the timer

Cons:
1. Long and heavy
2. Only mobile phones or small digital cameras are able to fit onto the holder
3. Devices with Bluetooth only gets to work with the Bluetooth Remote Control (duh!)
4. People will stare at you like you are some kind of weirdo
5. Both product can be quite expensive if you don't know the correct place to find. Here's the link where I bought my Monopod and Bluetooth Remote Control