Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Entertainer :)

My smiley face in the title of the post certainly doesn't do their logo justice.

It might seem kind of odd that I would be reviewing an app on this - a food blog. But this is really an app I would recommend, especially to those who love food (I'm guessing you read this blog because you love food in some form).

I don't know about you, but my family eats out at least once a week. My friends and I eat dinner out at 3 or 4 times a week. This is where the magic begins. 

The Entertainer App pretty much provides you with more than 800 Buy One Get One Free offers for Singapore's hottest restaurants, bars, informal dining, spas, activities, attractions, and more than 250 free night offers at leading 4 and 5* hotels across Asia and beyond.

So how do you get the app?

First, download it from the app store. Then register your account and set your pin. The free version provides you with some vouchers that you can use for free, so you don't have to take my word for how awesome this is. Just try it out and be convinced.

Next, choose the offer you want to use.

Click 'Redeem'. Key in your pin,

Get the establishment you're using the offer at to key in their pin. And enjoy your savings!

The Entertainer App also very nicely keeps track of your savings for you. That 14 dollars I've saved comes from a 1-for-1 offer I used at Marble Slab Creamery Junction 8 just 2 days ago. I'm just saying, but it would have been completely out of my budget as a student had it not been for the 1-for-1 :)

Now comes the best part! The F&B offers, the leisure activities offers and whatnot may seem like rather small savings. But what about the travel offers. The biggest part of this app to me is that there are 1-for-1 offers even on hotels. Back to the poor student point again, if my friends and I were to travel after the dreaded 'A' levels, this would certainly be quite a helping hand in saving money.

Convinced? Simply go to the 'Buy' section and purchase the full app. While 60 dollars (it's the early bird price!) might seem like a lot to fork up for an app. Consider that 1 visit to a high-end restaurant, or 1 stay at any hotel would pretty much pay for the app already! 

And of course, as a thanks for reading this, you can use the promo code 2015ALVIN until the end of February when purchasing the full version of the app to enjoy a further 10% discount on top of the early bird price. That's just SGD 54 for an estimatd 89,000 dollars worth of discounts!

And if apps, aren't really your thing, The Entertainer has a hard-copy book version as well at SGD75. 

Hope you've enjoyed this post :) More info can be found on The Entertainer's own website

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Apple Pie Layer Cake

I'm a bit late for a New Year's post. But that's alright, isn't it? Sometimes we have writers' blocks that last a month or two. I don't force posts, the same way I don't force my life.

2015 is going to be a big year, that I definitely know. Most obviously is the upcoming 'A' levels that everyone dreads. My hope for the year is to not dread it. After all, 'A' level or not, it's just an exam, and my life is more than exams.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Honey Apple Cake

I do hope you'll excuse my absence for the past month. I have been debating a rather important issue (or a few important issues) with myself.

I've been losing interest in this blog, and I thought about whether I should stop doing it. Blogging has, always, been to be part and parcel of my small little life. It started as a endeavour, to be more than just a student with nothing but studying in her life. It then took a turn, becoming more and more important, becoming something I could not do without.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Yoghurt Cream Cake

I remember that in Year 4, my judo trainings were filled with our Year 5 seniors complaining about the dreaded Project Work. From the intense work to the horrible group mates… well, I can’t say I was anticipating it, coming into Year 5.

Just a short disclaimer: My PW experience definitely does not reflect everyone else’s, because of different group mates and of course, different teachers.

Now that PW is pretty much over (with just OP and I&R – the two least group-ish components – left), I can say, with quite some pleasant surprise, that PW was not quite as bad as I had expected. Of course, it’s largely due to my luck in being allocated some great group mates.

They say you learn to understand yourself better in group work and certainly, I have come to understand what I don’t like and what I probably shouldn’t do.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Lemon Poppyseed Cheesecake

Sorry not sorry for not posting the past 9 or so days. I’ve been enjoying my post exam period very much. Here’s a little meditation or something to think about:

I would never admit it to anyone if they hadn’t brought it up first, but I’m lonely. And I guess most people are. Few can say truthfully that they don’t ever feel that desperate desire for some form of contact, emotional, mental or physical. And few will admit that they do.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Battle of the Crabs! @ Spice Brasserie

From young (and I mean really young) I have always loved to eat crabs. Which is why, when I was invited to Space Brasserie at ParkRoyal on Kitchener Road, I was elated. I can’t seem to find the right words to express this, but maybe telling you how it was would suffice.

You see, last week was a rather busy (that’s an understatement) week for me. I had 4 papers of my promotional exams and 2 were on Friday, the day after the tasting event at Spice Brasserie. But because there were crabs (!!) and it wasn’t going to end too late, I gave in to the temptation and forwent the studying. No regrets there.

We were served a few dishes that will be available in their Taste of Asia and Battle of the Crabs buffets once they launch on the 1st of October 2014.

But before I come to that, I must say, I was wow-ed by the spread that they offered. And unlike some buffets where quality is an issue, the quality of food here doesn’t disappoint.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Whiskey Cola Cupcakes

Well, this is a nostalgic recipe. It has to be, for I am taking time out of my studying one (YES, ONE) day before my promotional exams to write this and make sure it gets to you, my readers. If I did not post it today, well, I can safely say it wouldn't be up till at least next friday.

When I first tried to make these cupcakes, I was a stumbling, nearly crumbling, 15 year-old making cupcakes for maybe the second or third time. With little knowledge as to how to properly fold, or whisk, or fill cupcake liners (I filled them full *gasp*), it's isn't much of a surprise - now - that they didn't turn out very well. Of course, the uninitiated and ignorant me did not really realise that. I wondered at why they were dense, heavy and barely edible. And like a typical first or second timer, I blamed the recipe.

As of now, I can't quite remember where I got the recipe from. But I do wish I could say a sorry to the poor blogger who was the target of my (internal, not verbalised) distress at that time. Her recipe was actually rather good.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Mini Salted Caramel Cakes

Ah it's been two weeks since I've written on this space. My dear one week holiday is over, too quickly, as many of my peers would argue. But thankfully, I think I have spent this holiday very well indeed.

Contrary to popular believe, I am not a snaek, and neither am I a mugger. (Do google those two terms if they are unfamiliar.) Possibly no one will believe me, but I actually did not study much this holiday. At least, I did not do any extra studying for the coming promotional exams.

Granted, I did do a little studying, just to make up for all the sleeping and staring into space that I did during my classes during the previous term. Oh, I did a lot of it, I did.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Matcha Sakura Cake

These hyper-extended breaks are not doing me any good. But I can explain. I slept at 8 for two nights in a row this week, so forgive me. ‘Best sleep I’ve had in years’ is an understatement. And it’s on school nights.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Hee Kee Desserts

It's been a while, guys! I've been taking a break... Okay, I'll admit I was due to get back onto the blog on the 7th of August, but kind of overstepped my break my about 2 weeks, thanks to the strenuous, sleep-depriving monster called JC.

I suppose many of you are expecting another recipe? Time for me to apologise, because what I have today is one of my rare food reviews! 

So, I was invited to a tasting session at Hee Kee Hong Kong Desserts 囍記 at Jurong Point shopping centre and I went back there a few more times afterwards, to try out some more of their decadent desserts. Needless to say, the tasting session had charmed me.

In view of possible short attention spans, as I've learnt recently, in some odd lesson or two.. I'll be sharing just some (stretching it at 7) I enjoyed tremendously.

The Durian Pancake - sweet durian puree, whipped cream in a crepe with coconut.
$3.30 per piece, $6 for two


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