The 2015 BIG Latch-On: Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with BMSG!

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Hey mummies, it’s World Breastfeeding Week! The Breastfeeding Mother’s Support Group (BMSG) will be organizing its annual synchronized breastfeeding event, The Big Latch-On and here are the details:

Date: Saturday, 1st August 2015
Time: 09.30am – 11.30am (synchronized latch-on to start at 10.30am)
Venue: Speaker’s Corner, Hong Lim Park, Singapore

Join in the fun and connect with like-minded mothers, families and children to laugh, chat and build community bonding one latch at a time in a causal and friendly picnic setting. This year, in addition to synchronized nursing, the event will also have activities for mothers (breastfeeding Q&A with BMSG members and counsellors, baby-wearing demonstration, and a baby-led weaning sharing session) and activities for the entire family (face-painting, balloon sculpting and story-telling).

The Big Latch-On is informed by the principles of community development, providing the opportunity for breastfeeding women to get together in their local communities, host their own events, and identify opportunities for on-going support. This year, BMSG expects at least 100 mothers at the event, with their spouses and children also joining in attendance. If you are passionate about breastfeeding, be sure to grab your fellow breastfeeding mummy friends along to this big event!

To find out more about the event, click here bit.do/biglatchon-sg2015
See you there! 😉

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Sawadee ka~! The Chewys are currently holidaying in Bangkok! Taking things slow on our first day (it’s actually 11pm here lol) and hopefully, we will be in full gear tomorrow!

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Headlines Hairdressing: Mucota Dyna Treatment Perm Review

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I did something to my hair recently! Readers who have been following my blog would know that I have had long straight hair for years. Truth be told, I’m getting quite sick of my hair already. After our wedding photoshoot in late 2012, the hubs asked me a few times to perm my hair because he liked the “big waves” look on me. LOL. However, I was afraid that I would end up with small tight curls and look like lao auntie so I procrastinated for quite long. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to take a leap of faith because I wanted to look different (in a better way) as I turn a year older this week! Made an appointment with Charles of Headlines Hairdressing who previously did the Mucota Dyna Argan Oil Treatment for me. Look at my hair! Still amazingly smooth and silky! :) Charles helped to trim my hair first before working his magic!

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This time, Charles recommended me the Mucota Dyna Perm Treatment. After getting my hair washed, Charles applied the Dyna treatment cream on my hair. If you have not read my previous post, Mucota is one of the top prestigious hair care products in Japan. Dyna is one of their many products which is the latest anti-frizz treatment technology and is 100% NO FORMALDEHYDE. It is suitable for all types of hair, and contains Argan oil which is the key ingredient in giving hair volume, making it smooth and silky. In other words, I was getting a nice hair treatment while my hair was been permed at the same time! Oh ya, my black roots were also touched up. How sweet! 😀

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Twirling my hair before putting the curlers up!

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Charles explained that as my face shape is round (SOB SOB), he only gave me curls that are below my chin level to avoid making my face look even rounder than it already is.

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HEHEHE.

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Another type of chemical was dripped over my hair to help the curls stay in shape.

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This was how my hair looked like after the hair wash. The first thing I told misterchewy was, “Oh no! How come look like maggi mee?!” HAHAHA.

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But heng ah! After blow drying my hair, it turned out wonderful! Loving my big bouncy curls! Price ranges from $280 to $350 depending on hair length. Quote “Charlene Missuschewy” and get at least 10% off all services and treatment! Thank you Charles and the Headlines Hairdressing team! To see how well my new hair is holding up, stay tuned to my posts on Facebook www.facebook.com/missuschewy and on Instagram @missuschewy as I might be posting some photos during our Bangkok trip! :)

Headlines Hairdressing
18 Cross Street
#01-15
China Square Central
Telephone: +65 6221 6866

Opening Hours:
Mon to Fri
10.30am – 8.30pm
Sat
10.30am – 7pm
Sun & PH
10.30am – 5pm

Our First Visit to Skinny Pizza!

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TGIF!! Decided to roll out yet another super short post today! I guess nobody’s interested in reading about what we had at Skinny Pizza but who cares? Hahaha. Yeah this pizza chain has been around for quite a while now and there are a total of 4 outlets in Singapore. We visited the one at Raffles City Shopping Centre after our trip to Cool De Sac, an indoor playground at Suntec City.

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We met up with Bee for dinner and after much consideration, decided on having pizza instead of ramen. Haha. So first up, we had a trio of starters to share amongst ourselves – Truffle fries, Sweet potato nibblets and Pork Sausage. Chanelle loved the truffle fries!

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The English Breakfast ($24) had just about everything. Smoked bacon, sunny side-up egg, roasted Roma tomatoes and mixed mushrooms on a roasted Neapolitan-style tomato sauce. Garnished with rocket, basil and Parmesan, this pizza was lip smackingly delicious!

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I love love love anything truffle so we also ordered the Wild Truffled Mushroom ($29)! It was so damn good and the mushrooms were so juicy! Honestly, I think I wouldn’t have any problem with polishing off the entire pizza on my own because the pizza is so… SKINNY! It didn’t really feel that substantial. Hehehe. *Glutton mode on*

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Will definitely visit Skinny Pizza again when the pizza craving hits! 😉 The service was also quite good!
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Skinny Pizza
252 North Bridge Road
#B1-63/64
Raffles City Shopping Centre
Singapore 179103
Tel: +65 6333 5069

Opening Hours
Daily
11am – 10pm (Last order 9.30pm)

The Line at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

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Back in end May, my family and I celebrated my brother’s birthday by having buffet dinner at The Line at Shangri-La Hotel. Although we don’t really fancy buffets, we have always wanted to try the food at The Line because it’s so widely raved about. Ask anyone where’s the best hotel buffet in Singapore, and most people are inclined to reply The Line! Whenever I go for buffets (which is quite seldom), I head straight for the seafood section to check out the oysters because those are my favorites! Apart from oysters, there are mussels, prawns, king crab legs and the like. Eat until shiok!

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Another favorite station of mine, Japanese sashimi and sushi!

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Really fresh and good quality sashimi! Yums!

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Digging into my all time favorite oysters!

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The Line has a wide variety of cooked food but I was too busy eating to take many photos 😛

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So that’s how we celebrated my bro’s birthday this year!

Father’s Day 2015

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Here’s sharing how we celebrated Father’s Day this year! 16 months on, I must say that misterchewy has been performing quite well as a hands-on father and he has more or less achieved all his KPIs. Hahaha. Chanelle is as attached to her dad as she is to me, or maybe she favors me a little more but I think she’s still quite fair when it comes to expressing her affection for the both of us. If she feeds me some of her snacks, she will feed her dad too. And when she kisses me on the mouth, she makes sure that misterchewy doesn’t get left out.

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I’m really happy to see both father and daughter sharing a strong relationship. Little misschewy is always calling out, “Papa! Papa!” even when the hubs isn’t home from work yet. It’s such a joy watching her eyes light up when misterchewy appears at the door step.

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As mentioned in one of my earlier posts, we were invited for a staycation at Hotel Kai and we left Chanelle with my parents. I planned the entire day’s programme which was a pretty simple and chillax one. First, we went to Manzoku for lunch!

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Must Instagram before eating! Haha.

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The Chirashi ($25++) comes with miso soup and two slices of watermelon. I guess Manzoku should be quite well known by now for its thickly sliced sashimi, which nobody should be complaining about! Every mouthful was so satisfying!

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We returned to our hotel room to relax because we were feeling lazy lol. About one to two weeks ago, I made dinner reservations at Cook and Brew at The Westin because I’m a SPG member and I wanted to take the opportunity to earn double Starpoints (got ulterior motive lol). Also, Cook and Brew is located on the 33rd floor, so the view of Marina Bay had to be good!

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Kicking off our Father’s Day dinner celebration off with a pint of Erdinger each!

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Sweet Potato Fries ($6)

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Black Cod ($34)

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The Chicken Farm ($27)

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All in all, the food was very much overpriced and taste was mediocre. Would probably recommend Cook and Brew as a place to chill out with friends over some bar bites and a glass of beer or two.

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The view was lovely though and we managed to catch a glimpse of the NDP rehearsal sans the fireworks.

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We decided to do desserts elsewhere and headed to Snowy Village, which is relatively near the hotel we stayed. I had always wanted to check this place out because the dessert shop is housed inside a metal container! How cool is that?

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Having tried only the Injeolmi Bingsu at Bing Go Jung, I wanted to introduce misterchewy to this supposedly fantastic Korean dessrert but the Injeolmi Bingsu at Snowy Village was kinda crappy and left me feeling disappointed.

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The presentation of the bingsu was adorable though!

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Pouring in condensed milk to make the bingsu sweeter.

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The next day was Father’s Day and we celebrated the occasion with both families at a seafood restaurant at The Grandstand. Stay connected with us on Facebook.com/missuschewy and Instagram @missuschewy and @misterchewy :)

Concetto by Saveur

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Hello chewys! Been busy lately and didn’t have time to update this space! Boohoo I have so many backlogs and stuff I wanna share, so here’s a short post on Mag’s birthday celebration at Concetto by Saveur. For those who don’t already know, Mag is Chanelle’s Godma! Haha. Of course Chanelle had to be present!

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The Godma was late from her facial appointment and we were famished, plus we had to rush off for a movie after that so we ordered some food while she was making her way down. The Concetto Pasta ($4.90) was very appetite whetting and supposed to be shared between misterchewy and I but I was so tempted to polish this off on my own! LOL.

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The hubs’ Fruitti De Mare ($15.90) was essentially freshly made fettuccine with spicy pink arrabbiata sauce, served with mussels, prawn, squid and crab meat. It probably doesn’t look like much but trust me, it was SO DARN DELICIOUS.

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Touted as one of the Chef’s Recommendations, I thought that the Duck Panzerotti ($14.90) was disappointing and fell short of my expectations. I think they could have been more generous with the shredded Saveur duck leg confit in those half-moon shaped pasta.

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Mag had the Pollo Allo ($14.90) which was made up of pan-seared boneless chicken, stuffed with mushroom duxelle, served with potato puree shimeiji mushroom and cognac cream sauce. There is an option to top up $3 for truffle mash. I’m glad she enjoyed her dish!

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Cheers to more good food! Stay connected with us on Facebook www.facebook.com/missuschewy and on Instagram @missuschewy and @misterchewy :)

Concetto by Saveur
The Cathay
#01-11/12
2 Handy Rd
Singapore 229233
Tel: 6735 1141

Opening Hours:
Daily
12pm – 9.30pm