December is the month of feasting and celebrations.
Families and business celebrates Christmas, New Year, the festive season,
and in Singapore, it means Food, and more Food.
We have two boys celebrating their Birthdays in Dec, and we suspect parents always fret about buffet choices too.
- what should we order?
- which cuisine is suitable for our guests (big and small) ?
- is the food delicious?
- which menu fits our budget?
- most importantly, is the food recommended?
Have you heard of FoodLine before?
It is Singapore’s largest portal for catering with over 40 caterers and thousands of reviews, it offers parents more options. Click on video to see their business model.
Finding your perfect banquet cannot be easier.
Good caterer and food make or break a party !
If the food is bad, it will become a guest’s takeaway memory from the party
At FoodLine, there is more than one way to fulfill your party requirement.
If you intend to cater for a mini Christmas party, just click on Top menu “Caterers“, then “Christmas 2013 caterers“.
Hello Log cakes, Turkeys, Roast beef, Ham, Eclair, and Gingerbread cookie.
Everything from the kitchen is listed for your selection.
When it comes to children’s birthday parties, we are always on the lookout for reliable caterers. Word of mouths recommendation is highly sought after, and parents hunt for online reviews and recommendations.
Did you know that FoodLine‘s reviews are written by happy customers? It gives us more confidence when reviews are objective and honest.
Click on the “Reviews” section, and the intuitive and friendly guide will help consumers fine-tune their gourmet requirement. You can even list the selection by ratings and reviews.
Secretaries and assistants will be happy with FoodLine‘s quotation feature.
We do not need to waste too much time shortlisting suitable caterers.
(only for orders above $2,000)
Sign up with FoodLine now, and stand to win $1,000 vouchers, free catering or Log cakes!
Be it Tim Sum, Peranakan, Asian, Western, Thai, Halal or Vegetarian, give FoodLine a try. We are glad to find a few caterers who are willing to accommodate a minimum of 10 guests.
At first glance, we cannot tell whether Emicakes’ Push “N” Pop is an ice cream or a cake? In Daddy’s younger days, there was an ice cream with similar design, and kids naturally love the “Push” design.
Anyway, Boon Yee kept pestering his bro for a bite.
Push ‘N’ Pop cakes have four flavours to satisfy your craving, each stick is retailing for $4.20 only.
(image credit Emicakes)
No matter which flavour you choose, it is always more Fun to share !
You can choose to finish everything in one go, or you can keep it in fridge for a second round. However, Daddy suspects the cakes would be hijacked would be too hard to resist haha
Every layer has a different texture and taste. All delicious.
If the portion is really too big, share it with your siblings or best friend.
All you love birds out there, this is your opportunity to smooch !
你一口, 我一口, so romantic ♥
Boon Kang feeding Boon Yee, this is a rare sight, as Boon Yee is not a cake lover.
Yes we know he is weird, Boon Yee is the only one who do not like ice cream and cakes.
Do not throw away the container, refill with Ribena or Milo, make a cool popsicle
Once Boon Yee saw the cool milo popsicle (sng1 bao1), he could not resist bugging his bro again !
Let your creativity roams, let your individuality shines.
Go crazy, release the Star inside, unleash your inhibitions.
Looking at the first photo above, you know we did not bring “shyness” to the studio.
To quote from Studio Me : Did you know that “Green Screen” or “Blue Screen” effects are also known as Chroma Key Compositing, which is commonly used in Hollywood movies production? Book a studio now to experience what they do on the big screen!
Please skip Green in your wardrobe, unless you wish to camouflage yourself !
In 3 easy steps, Pose, Step and Smile.
The LED screen will teach you which pedal to step, in order to change the background. We have to remind everyone to take turns, as kids can be overly enthusiastic !
This is the captured image, we have to get use to looking at the camera, normally we end up looking higher at the LED screen
Think Neo print, but on a bigger scale. At Studio Me, you get to book your own mini studio where you can shoot as many photos within a 30-minutes session. There are 3 themed mini studios – Unity, Pop and Icon, with more than 48 themes (in total).
Video : Studio Me’s introduction video (and rates)
Make sure you grab some props (or bring your own) to make your photos Pop !
Behind the scenes is equally, if not, more Fun !
Did Daddy say this is one of his easiest blog post? He just needs to let the photos do the talking, and almost every photo turn up comical and fun !
It is really easy to make everyone smile. At Studio Me, family photo is not so difficult anymore. Look at the fun Themes below
SengkangBabies like red carpet treatment, glam it up !
Once they got hold of the three steps, kids were happy exploring the other studios !
Little Rock stars !
Romantic moments, with LOVE and Rose petals everywhere (can we request for a chocolate backdrop?)
Cartoons haha, we look so cute hiding behind Doraemon’s door, or whacking the tortoise in Mario Land.
Have you ever dream of appearing on Magazine covers? Our family is bigger, so we need to wriggle here and there to fit the Frame.
Jaws ! King Kong ! T-Rex , wow Awesome haha
Although we do not have budget to touch Eiffel tower or Statue of Liberty, but we can pretend right :p
Or for that matter, to catch autumn in Osaka ( No Sakura theme ?)
You must ask Studio Me about “Around the World in 30 minutes” Package !
We let the kids decide the backdrop and the props themselves. We heard from Marie (Marketing Studio Me) that some families even book three studios to celebrate their children’s birthdays !
Wow, this should be fun for the kids.
Kids can busk !
FuN is Spontaneous ! Just look at the siblings go crazy !
Our new room.
We are going holiday again, hello we forgot to wear our footwear
At the end of the session, it just takes 10 minutes to download all your photos into a CD. Yes, we get to keep every single shot (no extra charge). Studio Me’s canvas is also popular with customers, some even bring their own photos to frame.
Video : Watch the kids in actions
Our special 1 hour session allows us free access to all three studios.
We would recommend you to login Studio Me website to determine which Studio is more suitable for your group.
Some of the features which you will get to enjoy :
- Affordable. Eg, weekend Unity package of $49.90 divide by 8 guests, each one pays only $6!
- Unlimited shoots within 30 minutes
- Keep all your photos !
- some folks even pop by for their Wedding and Graduation photos !
Thank you Studio Me for the invitation, everyone really enjoy themselves
We have 100 more comical photos available on our Fanpage.
More details about Studio ME :
- Contact – 6509 9973
- Opening hours – 11.30am till 9.30pm
- Weekday – $29.90 to $39.90 (pop by website for breakdown)
- Weekend – $39.90 to $49.90
We recommend that you make an appointment online, and to go to City Square Mall earlier. Traffic condition and lack of carpark space might delay your appointment.
Are you ready to enjoy some family moments yourself too? Studio Me has three $49.90 vouchers to giveaway yeah ! Each voucher covers a 30 minutes session, any day, for one studio (valid for one year).
Mention Big screen smartphones (phablets) and established brands like Sony Xperia, or Samsung Mega comes into the picture (literally).
They call this size of devices “phablets” because it is bigger than your regular smartphone, but smaller than tablet.
Thanks to Huawei, we got to trial our own phablet, the Huawei Mate has a screensize of 6.1 in.
Mention made-in-China and the general consensus is “Really? Eeeks! No Way”.
Does Made-in-China product really carry such a bad image?
(iPhone is from China’s Foxtron)
Army boys will be more accustomed with the brand Huawei, as this is the economical smartphone, without camera.
Most smartphone consumers are more aware of the iPhone, Samsung, HTC, Google and Motorola etc. The so call “cooler” brands are more established and we deem them more advanced. Established brands are also more expensive.
From left to right, Ipad Mini, Huawei Mate and Samsung S4.
But to be honest, Daddy is curious why consumers are paying good money for “branded” phones, and only utilising less than 15% of the smartphone’s functionality. Daddy is not even using the Air view, Voice activation, or GPS on his Samsung S4 :p
The kids are happy with Huawei Mate’s online performance, video and games playback are fast and sharp. These are the photos taken with our new Phone. Not the best, but pretty decent, especially when we compared it to our Samsung S4.
Daddy would like to share his views on technology.
In a decade, the basic functions of a phone has undergone an evolution.
Then, it was cool if a phone can simply sms, make a phone call or execute simple games. Camera phone was unheard of, and yet today, smartphones are killing off the point and shoot cameras.
With online mobility, apps and content developers are fueling the demand of consumers.
10 years ago, the term Social Media was not even coined.
Ironically, a phone was designed to connect with each other, but with the raise of Social Media adoption, everyone is glued to our screens Big and Small. We now hear fancy terms like “Disconnect to Connect” !
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What do we like about our Huawei :
- The big screen, gaming and video always look better on a larger screen
- good battery life
- The selling price is definitely more affordable compared to established brands
- If you are not a high-end smartphone user (like Daddy), why do you need to pay more money for all the “under-utilised” gadgets and features
What can be improved on our Huawei :
- The screen is too big for one hand operation! There is always a fear that it will slip.
- Daddy has use the Samsung Note (screensize 5.3in) before, and it refuse to slip into his jeans pocket.
We will share more personal experience on our Huawei Mate in the next post.