FACEWEDGE: Fun, comfortable masks

We’ve tried many different masks, and these are our family’s favourite masks! Here’s why my kids love and support FaceWedge.

FUN DESIGNS

Now that mask wearing is here to stay, it has become a fashion accessory! My teens like to match their masks with their outfits, and have received lots of compliments from their friends. I thought the cute designs would spur Kate to wear her masks happily, but the teens and their friends were even more excited than Kate! Now you know what to buy your nieces for Christmas 🙂

Besides the fancy prints, there is also a range of plain coloured masks for a professional look, and which may suit the dads better.

Jungle Tropical Mask $12.50

3D SHAPE

Some masks cling to your nose and mouth, and the kids find it uncomfortable to wear them for 8 hours at school. This one has a 3D effect which makes it more breathable.

LIGHTWEIGHT AND COMFORTABLE

These cotton masks are so far the thinnest and lightest ones we have tried. Each piece is individually handmade using sustainable fabric that is suitable for our hot weather yet providing adequate protection.

Cool designs

FITS WELL

FaceWedge masks come in 5 sizes (Kid S, M, L / Adult & Adult XL), and the elastic bands are easily adjustable to fit everyone! All you have to do is to pull out the original knot, re-knot it at the right place and tuck the knot back in and it’s hidden! Simple.

REUSABLE

These masks are made from premium material and you can throw it into the washing machine on a gentle cycle, or hand wash if you prefer, and hang to dry.

MUMS & KIDS

Some designs come in both adult and kids sizes and the whole family can walk out looking real snazzy!

I ordered Kid M for Kate as she is 8 years old, and the measurements are 10.5 x 17cm, which should fit kids aged 4-7 years old. However, her face is really tiny, and she wears the same sized mask as her 4-year old cousin!

Twinning with Kate

ECO CONSCIOUS

This was the main reason we supported FaceWedge initially, before trying out their masks. The founders, Tom and Mel, have lived in Singapore for more than 7 years, and as avid divers, they are very passionate about the environment, and in particular, the oceans. They realised that many people were still using disposable surgical masks and thus decided to create a range of masks that were comfortable and pretty so that people would actually want to wear them.

Tom & Mel Reid of FaceWedge

DIRECT IMPACT

They have also partnered with Seven Clean Seas, a Singapore-based team that physically pulls plastic from the waters around Singapore. For every 5 FaceWedge masks that you buy, 1kg of plastic is removed from the ocean. To date, they have pulled out over 1000kg of plastic from the waters surrounding Singapore!

Did you know that there are 150 million metric tonnes of plastic in our oceans today? Their goal is to clean up 5 tonnes of plastic by Christmas. Every mask you buy counts!

Seven Clean Seas Team

FREE SHIPPING

Good news! Key in the code “Choose2ReUse” (not case sensitive) at check out for free shipping in Singapore.

Here’s MORE good news! {GIVEAWAY}

We are delighted to be giving away masks to 2 LUCKY families!

All you have to do is hop over to Mummy Wee IG to participate in the GIVEAWAY! And stand to win masks for your whole family! (immediate family members)

Giveaway ends 5 October 2020.

Check out FaceWedge’s wide range of Adult and Children’s masks, and follow their socials as new designs are added every month!

About MummyWee

Michelle Choy is an Occupational Therapist by day and mum of 6 by night. Besides the already very demanding job of managing 5 teenagers and one 7-turning-17 tween, she is also co-Founder of The Little Executive, a nurturing centre to develop children in areas like resilience and executive function. She conducts small group parenting courses to help parents navigate this challenging journey, and has been featured on national TV, radio and print media.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

Renault GRAND SCENIC BOSE – Truly a family car

When Renault offered us the use of their newly launched 2019 GRAND SCENIC BOSE edition, I was hesitant to take up another review with my hectic schedule. However, with 2 newly minted drivers in the family, the older girls were quick to shout, “Let’s give it a try!”

The first thing that struck us was the ultra-modern technology. Yes, we have been rather spoilt with keyless entry on most cars where we simply press the button on the remote control or on our door handle. With Renault’s GRAND SCENIC BOSE, they go one step further, and I don’t have to press anything at all!

The sensors pick up my palm motion around the door handle and it unlocks as I am about to open it! In fact, with the remote control key in my handbag, as I approach the locked car, the side mirrors open up to welcome me. And when I arrive at my destination, I walk away and it locks itself automatically!

That’s the overall feeling we get with this car. You feel pampered. You know it’s been designed to make your life easier. 20 years since Renault invented the world’s first compact MPV, they have never stopped innovating and have pushed frontiers in areas of performance, fuel efficiency and safety.

They move with the times, recognising our busy lifestyles and I really appreciate the little luxurious touches. Over the week, we didn’t even manage to explore all the special features built into the car!

Renault GRAND SCENIC BOSE

When we entered the car, the feature that captured our attention was the inbuilt BOSE Premium Sound System. We use a BOSE system in our house, so it got the nod of approval from the family. To have it fitted in an MPV was an unexpected bonus!

The 11 high performance speakers strategically positioned around the car made the teens very happy. They immediately plugged into their playlist on their phones, started singing, and that put them in an excellent mood. These days, it’s not easy to get them together on a family outing unless it’s for a good meal or to someplace really fun but with this car, they were happy to go anywhere. 

Then I heard them exclaim, “Wow! There are 2 phone outputs for us! Plus 2 more in front for mum and dad.” Loving the well thought-out little details not only for the driver but for the rest of the family as well.

At the touch of a button

It also surprised us to see that the GRAND SCENIC BOSE was fitted with solid 20″ sports rims. Not only does it make the MPV look way cooler, but it improves the ride and helps with better fuel economy. Definitely plus points for me.

At the start of the school holidays, we bought Kate a new 2-wheeled bicycle and she was excited to go for a good ride. With the press of a button, she managed to get the seats down and was able to load her bicycle in the boot independently. With the last row fully collapsed, and 2 seats in the middle row down, we had no problems getting in an adult-sized bicycle, Kate’s bicycle and a folded scooter.

Ample space

Off we went to the Marina Bay area and had a carefree time cycling with the wind in our hair. It really felt like the holidays were upon us.

To be honest, I’m not a car person. For me, a car was simply a vehicle to get you from Point A to Point B. But with the Renault GRAND SCENIC BOSE, it seems to be so much more.

They have cleverly balanced practicality and safety with the personal touch, to give the whole family comfort, luxury and the promise of adventure. It even has massage features on the front seats!

Wheee! Life is great!

Their cutting-edge technology could be seen in the revolutionary multimedia system with voice control and drag and drop functions, to name a few. I love how we were able to customise the profiles for the 4 of us. Depending on who was driving, all we had to do was to select our own profile on the touchscreen tablet and the driver’s seat would move into our desired position and individual driving mode selected.

For the hubs, the first consideration he has for MPVs (or most cars for that matter!) is the performance of the car. As we regularly have a full load of people and the fact that MPVs are heavy, the car needs to have enough power so it doesn’t crawl up a slope.

He likes it on Sports Mode to optimise the performance, while I prefer to put it on ECO Mode, which is better for fuel consumption and keeps environmental footprint to the minimum.

Apparently, Renault’s GRAND SCENIC BOSE has unrivalled fuel efficiency and the friendly Marketing lady even challenged me to finish the full tank of petrol over the week. We were astonished to see that there was still more than half a tank of petrol despite us going out to several different events everyday!

Large touchscreen interface

It’s no surprise that the New Renault GRAND SCENIC BOSE has been clinching awards such as “Best 7-Seater MPV” from the 2017 ST-Torque Awards and “Best MPV 2017” from the UK Car of the Year Award, and emerging as the ultimate Reader’s Choice in The Straits Times 2017 Car of the Year.

I’ve grown quite attached to it, and love the Carmine Red model I’ve been driving around.

Family fun and antics!

Buying a Renault was never on our radar but I have to say we were impressed by the experience. Check it out for yourselves and go for a test drive. You will be as awed as we were!

The All-New Renault GRAND SCENIC BOSE is retailing from $133,999 while the standard variant of the GRAND SCENIC is retailing from $113,999.

Renault Singapore
28 Leng Kee Road
Singapore 159105

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

~ www.mummyweeblog.com – A blog on parenting 6 kids in Singapore ~

Drum lessons at Believer Music

I have newfound respect for drummers. Really. We usually think of them as the cool guy, showy and loud. But after going through a term of lessons with #2, I have found the opposite to be true. Drummers are probably the most disciplined member of the band and their role is extremely crucial – to keep time, as the other members are depending on him.

I was going to turn down this collaboration, but as usual, my older girls asked me “How’s your day been, Mum?” I casually mentioned the email and was surprised at #2’s enthusiasm. Being the President of her school’s band, her personal goal is to pick up as many instruments as possible, and she wanted some real lessons to learn drum fills.

I decided that I should set aside an hour a week to spend time with her as she’s been really busy this year and I hardly get to see her except during meal times. Besides, a mother-daughter angle would be nice for the review.

Having passed my Grade 8 in piano (waayyy back then), I thought how hard could it be to play percussion instruments right? The kids thought it was pretty cool that mummy was taking drum lessons, but honestly, I never imagined picking up another musical instrument as an adult. I hardly even have time to play the piano anymore.

Believer music

We started at the Beginner level but with our music background, found the lessons rather slow. Our instructor, Jason, decided that we were ready to move on to Level 2 after a few lessons of teaching us the foundations.

It was good that he spent time reinforcing basic things like holding the stick properly; as a boy who came from another music school found it difficult when we moved on to play at a fast speed and his incorrect technique hindered him. It is always better to start off learning the correct method, and our instructor ensured we did that.

We were expected to purchase our own set of drum sticks and bring our own earphones. I belong to the don’t-let-kids-pick-up-drums-because-it-is-so-noisy era, but my fears were allayed as these electronic drums do not make a din.

Enjoying her lessons

Each week, we learned a new rhythm and Jason was patient and very experienced in breaking down the parts into manageable bits. #2 could follow the speed of the class with no issues and was able to do the improvisations.

As for me, it was more challenging than I expected. Your right hand is playing one rhythm, your left another, your right foot is stomping to a constant beat while you have to keep your left leg on the left pedal to keep the high hat closed. Not easy! And just when I got into the groove, it was time to transit to a different rhythm for the Chorus! I had to focus fully to keep everything going. It gets better once I got the hang of it, relaxed and allowed the music to take over instead of trying too hard to follow the notes as you do with piano scores.

It is actually a good instrument for kids to learn to develop their concentration and coordination, besides the musical aspect.

We chose the Contemporary Track, and during the 1-hour lesson, a section was devoted to group sharing. This term’s theme is “the story of mankind” and he would go through the different civilizations and discuss how history impacts culture and humanity. They also have a Praise Track for Christians, which is also suitable for small group sessions.

Concentrating hard

After 11 sessions, I felt such a sense of achievement and we thought it would be good to do a recording to showcase my newfound drum skills. It took me a good 45 minutes to record just one song, keeping (almost) perfectly on time and with smooth transitions.

I was so proud of myself.

However, when I returned home and showed the video to the kids, they were unimpressed. #5 commented, “Mum, drummers don’t play like that. They must hit the different drums very quickly.”

I wanted to launch into an explanation of how much effort it took me to learn all that and how much concentration was required to get through a whole song perfectly. Ah well. I know how much I have progressed and am content with my own achievements. One day perhaps, they will have drum lessons and come to the same realisations 😉

Kate on the drums
All in all, the lessons were very enjoyable, and it was immensely satisfying to pick up a new musical instrument. Some weeks, I had to practice the more tricky rhythms before going for class and #2 patiently guided me.

Role reversal! And now she’s proud to say that her mama can play the drums too. It is an awesome feeling to bond over music with your kids, being in sync, drumming to the same beat. That was what motivated me to focus hard and not let them down!

They have lunchtime classes at International Plaza and also classes for children aged 7-12, as well as holiday programmes. Kate is too young to start but she couldn’t resist donning the earphones and having a go at banging on the drums.

Besides drum lessons, Believer Music offers a whole suite of courses including guitar, electric guitar, ukulele, keyboard and voice lessons.

Registration for Term 4 is open until 30 July 2017.

Believer Music
Tel: 63230304

International Plaza (IP)
10 Anson Road #03-28
Singapore 079903

Tampines Plaza (TP)
5 Tampines Central 1 #01-01A
Singapore 529541

One Commonwealth (OC)
1 Commonwealth Lane #06-05
Singapore 149544

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

~ www.mummyweeblog.com – a blog on parenting 6 kids in Singapore ~

Juice Cleanse with Antidote

I’ve been meaning to eat healthier and gradually change our family’s diet to a more nutritious one, but somehow that has always been pushed to the back burner.

When Antidote contacted me about sponsoring their 3-Day juice cleanse, I was going to pass it up because I’ve been really busy and didn’t want to add too many reviews on my plate at the moment.

However I thought of #1, knowing that she regularly does her own cold-pressed juices. I showed her the website and her enthusiasm was greater than I expected. I agreed to it, on condition that she handled the photos.

Looks refreshing

Seeing how excited she was, I took a better look at their website.

During the period of juice cleansing, your digestive system will be given a rest, enabling your body to go into detox mode naturally while flooding it with vitamins and minerals that it needs to thrive. Your cells will focus on repairing other cells, tissues and organs, and eliminating foreign toxins and the natural metabolic wastes our body produces by itself.

Our Fresh Start programme helps to jumpstart our body, detoxify your cells and get rid of harmful toxins that have built up in our bodies over time.

Sounds like what I needed!

Antidote Advanced Cleanse

#1 immediately chose the Fresh Start Level 3 cleanse, which is for those who have cleansed before and love the taste of greens.

The ingredients are clearly labeled at the back. For example,

Mont Blanc (Anti-inflammation): Apple, Jap Cucumber, Celery, Lemon.

Angel Falls (Liver cleanse): Carrot, Orange, Beet, Lemon, Ginger, Coconut oil, Rosemary.

I didn’t mention it to #2 and #3 as I thought they might be a little too young for this, at 16 and 14 respectively.


However, when they overheard our conversation they wanted in on it as well. I was rather sceptical and asked them if they really understood what we were doing.

Me: You wouldn’t be able to eat for 3 days you know. Just drink 6 bottles of juice throughout the day.

Teens: We know what a detox is, mum. Can? Please…

So, I ended up doing my first juice cleanse with my 3 teenagers!
Antidote Intermediate Cleanse
In preparation for the cleanse, we were given a list of what to eat more of and what to avoid to ease the body into the cleanse to avoid strong detox symptoms.

I was surprised that the 3 of them preferred to come home and have salad topped with grains like buckwheat and quinoa instead of grabbing fast food with their classmates on the way home from school.

I got into the swing of things and switched to healthy salads for breakfast instead of the usual bacon and eggs.

The 2 of them chose Fresh Start Level 2 cleanse, which is for those who eat a fair amount of green vegetables, but still want to achieve optimum health.

They brought their juices to school in cooler bags and several of their classmates tried it, and wanted to buy them as well, until they found out that one bottle of juice costs about $14.

Antidote Beginner Cleanse

I chose Level 1 as I love my meat and all manner of “unhealthy” foods and decided not to overdo things. Notice the brighter colours of the juices as compared to Level 3, which has more vegetables.

The Fresh Start Level 1 is for those who are new to juice cleansing, or have not been eating enough greens over the years and arrant used to the taste of vegetables. This selection of juices are smoother and tastier, so that beginners will find them easier to drink.

I was a little apprehensive as to what I would do if I felt really hungry, and wondered if I would faint halfway as I went about my busy day.

Turns out, I was full consuming so much liquid that I didn’t feel all that hungry. Besides the 6 bottles of juices per day, we were encouraged to drink up to 3 litres of water everyday and decaf herbal tea to stay hydrated.

I checked in with the girls throughout the day, to see if they were feeling ok and reminded them to drink more water. We laughed about which juices were harder to drink and which ones were actually quite yummy.

A la carte

So as not to leave the little ones out, the lovely people at Antidote sent over some juices for Kate and the other 2 kids to try.

It was refreshing to have cold juices ready in the fridge especially on a hot afternoon.

Kate liked all of it, but the other 2 preferred the Atlantic (energy boost) and K2 (promotes strong bones).

Thirst quencher

At the end of the 3 days, I felt such a sense of achievement. I DID IT! I’m glad it was a 3-day cleanse. I don’t think I could have held out much longer.

Juice cleansing is done by replacing your meals with bottles of organic, cold-pressed fruit and vegetable juices. Each bottle of cold-pressed juice you receive is made with approximately 1kg worth of organic fruits and vegetables that contains vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that aids in nourishment and detoxification.

Ah, that explains why the bottles are so expensive.

Salad staples
What we got out of the juice cleanse was not only resetting our system with a good flush, but we became more aware of what we were eating and have decided to replace our lunches with wholesome salads whenever possible.

I used to prepare salads for #1 quite a lot last year, but stopped as she was the only one eating it. Now that the 4 of us are committed to a healthier diet, I’m going to start whipping up salads again!
Toss and go
Sane tip:

  • Do it together with family members or colleagues. The moral support really helps and it is way more fun.
  • Avoid delicious smells. I visited a friend and her helper was cooking curry. That almost threw me off the detox!
  • Ensure enough space in your fridge for the bottles.
  • Have easy access to the toilet.

Save tip: Antidote is offering my dear readers a 15% off, coupon code MummyWee. Valid till 10 June 2016.

Happy juice cleansing!

Antidote
www.antidote.sg

Disclaimer: We were sponsored the juice cleanse programme by Antidote. All opinions are my own.

~ www.mummyweeblog.com – a blog on parenting 6 kids in Singapore ~

DISNEY ON ICE: Magical Ice Festival 2016

“Mummy, can you take me to the Frozen show?”

These days, even 3-year olds are more up-to-date than I am.

If you are like me and haven’t already heard, Disney On Ice will be presenting Magical Ice Festival during the March holidays!

Elsa and Anna

Kate has been belting out “Let it go” with her 4-year old cousin often enough, to her older siblings’ lament, “Isn’t the Frozen fever over?”

To which I replied, “Girls, there will always be 3-year olds. Let Kate have her fair share of it, ok?”

Anna and Olaf

When I announced that I had been sponsored VIP tickets to Magical Ice Festival 2016, they changed their tune and all wanted in on it!

With beautifully choreographed figure-skating moves, elaborate sets and familiar tunes, who could resist?

They started reminiscing about the Disney on Ice shows I had brought them to when they were younger, and how over the years, they ‘came of age’ and had to save up their ang pow money to purchase those tickets themselves.

Their all-time favourite was the High School Musical Ice Tour 8-years ago, and we haven’t gone to any others since then. Now that we have Kate, the teens have an opportunity to re-live their childhood memories of their favourite Disney characters!

Elsa
Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy

This year’s theme, Magical Ice Festival, takes you on a sensational journey with your most loved Disney characters on ice. Experience a medley of Disney movies from The Little Mermaid to Beauty and the Beast, with special appearances from characters of the Academy Award winning and Number One Animated Feature film of all time – Disney’s Frozen!

Little Mermaid

With an extraordinary line-up of hit songs, memorable scenes and never-before-seen characters to look forward to, here are 10 magical moments behind Disney On Ice to get you all geared up for the show.

1.     Disney On Ice was founded in 1981 and has since travelled to over 75 countries and 6 continents
2.     The average size of the ice skating surface is 140ft [42m] x 70ft [21m]
3.     There are approximately 180 costumes presented at one Disney On Ice show
4.     And more than 100 people work on these costumes
5.     It takes 18 trucks to transport all production equipment for set-up
6.     And it takes between 12-15 hours to set up one Disney On Ice show
7.     But just about 4 hours to tear down the entire production
8.     Over 80 different colours of paint are used on the 183 props for this production
9.     The youngest performer on this year’s show is 19-years-old and the oldest is 44-years-old
10.   Each performer may change up to 8 costumes in one show
Elsa makes it snow

Kate can’t wait to be enchanted by her first Disney On Ice extravaganza. She keeps looking at the calendar and counting down the days.

To be honest, I’m also looking forward to it!


Ticketing information:

Disney On Ice: Magical Ice Festival

When: 11 to 20 March 2016

Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium

How much: $25 to $120

Tickets can be purchased via:

1. www.sportshub.sg
2. Sports Hub Ticket Hotline: 31587888
3. SingPost outlets.


Photo credits: Feld Entertainment.

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Stand-Up Paddling – Fun for the entire family

We had the opportunity to try a new water sport, Stand-Up Paddle (SUP), at Constant Wind Sea Sports Centre which is located off Changi Coast Road.

The kids said it was one of the best family activities we’ve ever tried.

While I was arranging this sponsored session (thank you Constant Wind!) I showed them pictures and the 4 older girls were excited to give it a go.

#5 is fearful of water sports and asked if he could stay at home. I told him he has to come along, but could sit at the side and watch until he felt comfortable enough to join in.

Kate, being the gung ho little kid who wants to do everything the older jie jies do, quickly changed into her swim gear and waited at the door lest we left her behind.

I was a little apprehensive of how it would pan out with 1 reluctant kid and 1 young kid who can’t swim, but was thrilled that it turned out wonderfully.

The good thing about this sport is that you can take it as easy or as competitive as you desire.

Preparing to race

On the long drive there, the deserted road leading to the seasports centre set the mood that we were about to go someplace out of the ordinary. The kids were feeling high anticipation coupled with slight apprehension.

Upon arrival, we headed to the Pro-shop to register and sign the indemnity forms.

Our instructor for the day was a nice young man, Raymond, and he pointed out the changing rooms and got us togged out in life vests.

We slathered on sunblock before making our way to the edge of the facility where Raymond taught us how to paddle, turn, and most importantly how to fall off properly.

We attached the velcro band to our ankle so that our board will not float away if we fall in.

Our instructor held the board for us while we sat down, and we pushed off quite easily.

It is similar to kayaking but instead of a boat, we sit on a flat board.

Setting off

Kate and #5 refused to go on the board and agreed to follow the boatman gor gor.

His job was to ensure the safety of the group as he could speed to anyone who needed assistance. He was also the designated photographer and all these photos were taken by him. Thank you Bryon!

Kate’s first time in a power boat

As Kate watched us drift further and further away, she started to get worried and told the boatman gor gor that she wanted mummy. He sped to me but she started crying because she was afraid of the loud engine sound.

He was so accommodating that he turned off the engine to pacify her and paddled the 2 kids towards me.

When they reached me, Kate said she was afraid that “Mummy will disappear” and was agreeable to come onto my board.

I’m getting the hang of it

As you can see, she was really stiff and apprehensive of the whole deal. Gradually, she warmed up to what was happening as we reassured her that none of us was going to vanish into the distance and she was happy being paddled around by #3.

Acccording to Raymond, Kate is the youngest child they have ever had on SUP (previously they had a 4-year old), and he just had to add that he has never had so many kids in a family too 🙂

#5 is by nature very cautious with new experiences, but after watching from the boat for about half an hour, he was ready for some action.

Steadying her little brother

He hopped over from the boat and it was easy for him to stand up as #1 was providing the balance. After he got the hang of it, he progressed to doing it on his own, nicked my board and paddled all the way back!

So proud of him for overcoming his fear.

Once we got the hang of balancing and paddling, all of us managed to do it standing up and none fell into the water!

The older girls even raced each other far out and had a good workout.

What I really like is that with this flat board, we could lie flat and relax. (Yes, we all had different agendas). It feels wonderful to gaze up at the sky in the silence and stillness of the waters.

Before we knew it, the 2 hours was up and we paddled back to shore.
Spaghetti Bolognese $16

We were ravenous after the session and had an early dinner at Stella, which serves western and local cuisine. The charming ambience more than made up for the average food, although we really liked their Fried Chicken Wings ($11.50).

With planes flying overhead, the kids commented that it feels like we were on holiday, and it was such a bummer they had tests the next day and we couldn’t hang around longer.

Kate finished her meal before us and went to play at the little house and made new friends.

Simply idyllic

They are having a promotion from now until March 2016. Call 64455108 or email them at reception@constantwind.com to book your slot.

We loved the whole experience so much that we will definitely be back during the school holidays!

Constant Wind Sea Sports and Sailing School
(National Service Resort & Country Club Seasports Centre)
11 Changi Coast Walk
Singapore 499740
Tel: 64455108

Disclaimer: We were sponsored a session of Stand-Up Paddle. All opinions are my own.

~ www.mummyweeblog.com – a blog on parenting 6 kids in Singapore ~

Brewerkz at Sentosa Boardwalk

We were invited to the newly-opened Brewerkz restaurant at Sentosa Boardwalk for dinner and the kids were all excited. We have always loved their Riverside Point outlet for its laid-back atmosphere, but this location is unparalleled.

Flanked by the picturesque Resorts World on one side and Vivocity on the other, with cable cars overhead, it feels grand yet cosy. We got there before dusk and soaked in the beautiful view surrounding us. Alfresco dining can’t get much better than this!

Brewerkz at Sentosa Boardwalk

We started off with our favourite Nachos appetiser – tortilla chips served warm topped with a hearty mix of tomatoes, olives, jalapeños, salsa, and guacamole.

Nachos $22
Calamari $17

The gran must have her salad, and she was keen to try their speciality – Soba Noodle Salad with Salmon. She enjoyed it very much, and shared her grilled salmon with Kate.

Soba salad with Salmon $28

Pizza is standard fare when we dine out, and the girls loved this thin-crusted smoked salmon version.

Smoked Norwegian salmon pizza $24

Their gramps was in the mood for lamb, and we all snuck some from under the leaves. Nice and succulent. Thankfully the portion was quite big. You have a choice of sides with the mains, such as French fries, Beer-battered onion rings, White cheddar mashed potato or side salad. For a $2 upgrade, you can have the Sweet potato fries, Truffle fries or Orange Butter Broccoli.

Rack of Lamb $42
Cowboy burger $24

We ordered a Meat Lovers pizza as well, and the kids polished everything up! We had a slow and relaxed meal as we wanted to catch the light show at 9pm.

Meat Lovers pizza $23

#5 ordered his usual Fish & Chips kid’s meal, which comes with a drink and a scoop of ice-cream. They provide crayons and an activity sheet to keep the little ones occupied.

Fish & Chips $14

While the rest of us sat and chatted, Kate and #5 entertained themselves with the lights embedded in the wooden floorboards. They come on and off intermittently, and that was enough to keep them in stitches as Kate tried to stomp them with her foot.

There is ample space for the kids to run around while the adults enjoy their dessert and hand-crafted beer, which needs no introduction.

Sitting here watching the sky turn dark, time seems to stand still.

Brewerkz Sentosa Boardwalk

At 9pm the Crane Dance show at RWS commenced, and even though we could only see the back view, it was a treat. Kate had never seen it before, and was enthralled by the dazzling light and water display.


The show is on daily, however I did a quick check and discovered it will be closed between 16-26 November 2015. Here is the link to the Crane Dance schedule.

Captivating display

The finale was a burst of fireworks!


It lasted less than 10 minutes, but what a way to end our meal.

Fireworks!

Sane tip: A good meal, entertainment and a chance to relax all rolled into one. Simply lovely.

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  • Winners will be contacted by our sponsors.

Directions: Park or alight at Vivocity. Head towards the Boardwalk which links to Sentosa. Brewerkz is somewhere in the middle, on the lower level. NOTE: If you have strollers or bicycles, you need to go by the left side to avoid having to carry your wheels down the flight of stairs. Let me try and explain as best as I can:

As you start walking on the boardwalk, imagine it being 3 lanes. The left ‘lane’ is by the road, the middle ‘lane’ is the travallator and the right ‘lane’ is by the water. GO by THE LEFT ‘LANE’. Keep walking until you come to an entrance to the right, and enter that. You would have reached the lower level. You will see The Wine Company, followed by Brewerkz.

Brewerkz Sentosa Boardwalk

Sentosa Gateway
#01-05 Sentosa Boardwalk
Singapore 098072
Tel: 62210702

Operating Hours:
Mon – Thur: 5pm – 11pm
Friday: 5pm – 1am
Saturday: 12pm – 1am
Sunday: 12pm – 11pm
Eve of Public Holiday: Opens till 1am
Public Holiday: Opens from 12pm

We also love their Riverside point outlet which is near Clarke Quay.

Disclaimer: Our meal and the giveaway are sponsored by Brewerkz. All opinions are my own.

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Dyson Pure Cool: 2-in-1 Purifier and Fan

I was pleased as punch when Dyson sent over their new 2-in-1 purifier and fan. Not only is it practical but it looks ultra sleek and is light-weight as well. This time round, we are definitely more prepared for the upcoming haze period.

Dyson Pure Cool

Two years ago when the haze situation was at it’s peak, we tried to stay indoors as much as possible. We mistakenly assumed that the air in our homes is clean, and was horrified to discover that it is not. In fact, levels of pollutants and allergens indoors can be up to 100 times higher than outdoor levels. Gasp!

I was comforted to know that Dyson Pure Cool can capture up to 99.95% of particles as small as PMO.1, which includes harmful components found in the air during the haze period.

If you are keen to understand the nuts and bolts of this machine, read on:

How Dyson Pure Cool technology works

Using powerful Air Multiplier™ technology and an energy-efficient DC motor, the Dyson Pure Cool purifier fan draws in air via a mixed flow impeller.

The air is passed through a patented 360° Glass HEPA filter, containing 1.1m2 of constructed microfibers. Unlike other purifiers that rely on non-woven filters, the Dyson Pure Cool’s filter has been pleated 254 times, meaning it can trap even the smallest particles – including pollutants, pollen, bacteria, viruses and particles down to PM0.1.

Clean air then leaves the amplifier loop at a high velocity and is directed over an airfoil-shaped ramp. This way, a long-range stream of smooth air is released, purifying the air you breathe.

Dyson Purifier and fan
For me, with so many kids running around the house, I can be rest-assured that none of them will get their fingers caught in the blades as it is a blade-less machine.

The Dyson Pure Cool purifier fan is the only one accredited with the Quiet Mark, which encourages the design of quieter high performance technology to reduce unwanted noise in our environment. We can all sleep as soundly as babies!

Did you know that babies breathe up to four times faster than adults? And that asthma affects nearly 20% of children in Singapore? It is vital to keep our homes safe for our families, especially for children and the elderly. With a built-in sleep timer, it allows for night-long purification.

The last round when the haze hit us, I bought an air purifier as Kate was still a baby. Since then, the bulky machine has been taking up a lot of space in their room. It’s great that the Dyson Pure Cool is streamlined, and also doubles up as a fan. Just to set your expectations right, don’t expect the fan power to be very strong. If you are too far away from it, you won’t be able to feel the breeze even when you turn it up to 10. I see this as an air purifier with the added bonus of doubling up as a fan and not vice versa.

Space saving

The other plus point is that while most other purifiers have a laborious filter changing and cleaning process, the Dyson filter can be changed in 4 simple steps which takes less than a minute. Brilliant.

Dyson Pure Cool is retailing at $999. Replacement filter at $79. Available in all good electrical and department stores.


Disclaimer: We were sponsored Dyson’s Pure Cool. All opinions are my own.

~ www.mummyweeblog.com – a blog on parenting 6 kids in Singapore ~