Sunday, January 18, 2015

Loysel's Toy

Loysel's Toy
66 Kampong Bugis
Singapore 338987

Hot & Iced Mocha

No stranger to the cafe scene, Loysel's Toy is a tiny little hideout tucked beside the Kallang Riverside Park. We had a company event there, and decided to end the day with a nice satisfying cup of coffee.

Short & sweet, Loysel's Toy served us one of the best coffee I've had. Extremely rich in taste, it definitely stood out from the many brunch places I've been to.

The bunch menu looked amazing, as the servers hurried by us with hot piping plates of eggs ben, toast, you name it. A place I would love to go back again for a second round, and this time food to go along.

I highly recommend! Yums!

Monday, January 5, 2015

The Body Shop

The Body Shop

[Body Polish by The Body Shop]
Frosted Cranberry
Christmas Edition

I still remember the very instance I got obsessed with this series. I was innocently sniffing away while my girlfriend hunted down their concealer.

I've always loved their body scrub after getting completely hooked on their Strawberry version, first on the scent then the intensity of the scrub. Sometimes, you really want something that will take the day's gunk away, polish off all those dead skin cells. Smooooooth baby skin, tada!

I stubbornly convinced myself it was an impulse moment. I love the scent, I love the scrub, I really didn't need more body products right now. 

The next day I went back and bought it. 


Never regretted though. 

[Hand Cream by The Body Shop]
Frosted Cranberry
Christmas Edition

Then I thought that might be the end of it. Even though I could never really resist giving it a satisfying sniff every now and then.

Christmas came and lo and behold we received hand creams from The Body Shop, it was a gift from one of our colleagues. I got the Vanilla Brûlée one which smells absolutely like my candle. A girlfriend of mine got this Frosted Cranberry tube and no surprise I went to steal some of hers.

Honestly, first off, from the Vanilla Brûlée tube I was impressed at the quality. I always thought their products were more scent driven rather than quality driven.

I toyed with the idea of getting a tube of it and well, fate has to plan for a post Christmas sale at TBS.
40% off seasonal products, minimum of 2 items.


[Bath Jelly by The Body Shop]
Frosted Cranberry
Christmas Edition

This Bath Jelly I actually contemplated when I got the Body Polish much earlier. I've tried their Spa Wisdom Africa Ximenia & Salt Scrub before and loved it and went through 2 tubs of it. They are great bath additions and this one definitely caught my attention. I was on a lookout for bath time alternatives and was in the mood for something new. 

However, I wasn't sure if I'd like it and resisted spending money risking it.

So the 40% helped a lot.

Originally $29.90, now I paid only $25.68 for BOTH the Hand Cream and the Bath Jelly together. What a bargain!

Their Christmas Edition includes:
Frosted Cranberry
Glazed Apple
Vanilla Brûlée

And I'm sharing this cos I'm telling you, if there's anything you'd wish to try from their Christmas range, NOW is a good time.

Once again, you'll need a minimum of 2 purchases but trust me that's nothing.

I wanna get more myself!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015.

[Feeling Good by Michael Bublé]

It's the time of the year again. 

Here's a recap of last year's:


2014 went by in a jiffy, but perhaps cos I was too busy. There were ups, and then there were downs. There were tears, and then there was joy. Can't believe I'm yet another year old. 

Highlights this year includes:
1. Getting a job, after what seemed like an awesome endless break from reality. All good things must come to an end, and that carefree life did. While everyone said it was tough getting employed during that period, I thank God I got the job, my first interview, and the only interview I needed. I love the things it taught me, despite the late nights. I love the people I get to meet, that I otherwise could never have access to. I love the industry / target audience in general, it's a priceless peek into the life I have planned. All in all, stress and crazy schedules aside, it was a year of valuable experiences. Not to mention, memories and precious friendships formed. 

2. My little brother has grown up! From boy to men, he has enlisted and will soon "POP!" from Tekong! Can't say how proud we are of him, and excited to have him back nearer to us. Now let's countdown to the next 21 months! Any girl would be so lucky to have him, and this I say with confidence. 

This year I felt the physical stress on my body, "I'm no longer young", that was what I thought to myself many times. I never thought what the adults said were true, I never thought you would actually feel how battered your body is, or how exhaustion stop going away after one day's sleep. 

This year I also felt challenged, both in good ways and unhealthy ways. It brought back the push I was craving that was lacking from my previous job, but with age, it also made me think what all these were for. I'm sadistic like this. I like the torture, even though I could have chosen easier ways out. 

In the love department, this year I was blessed with healing, above everything else. Clarity. Strength. Peace. Fun. Little parcels of joy. With much needed dosage of independence and space. I'm embracing all these right now, can't say I wish things were any different. 


With that said, here's tradition for old times sake. 

2015 Resolutions, cheers to a great year.

One. To a healthier lifestyle & a new sports hobby. This is for the aging side of me. I'm thinking yoga or rock climbing, something I can commit to long term. 

Two. A Year of Books with Mark Zuckerburg. 
Facebook Page: A Year of Books
Let's grow smarter with him shall we? I mean if I read what he reads, I have to grow smarter in 2015 right? Right? Right! 

Three. To just be myself. 

"Stop letting people who do so little for you, 
Control so much of your mind,
And emotions."

Lets go Twenty Fifteen.

Bring it on.