Sunday, December 28, 2014

Collaboration with Jaze Production

I am extremely honour to collaborate with Jaze Production for a photoshoot which was held at Chinatown, Singapore.

I got to know Jaze Phua through my secondary school alumni Facebook Page. He was my school junior. We had a awesome time to collaborate together for this photoshoot. He's friendly and a nice guy to work with.

Jaze produced his own YouTube short film and won many awards like The RULE BREAKERS and The Cabbage. 

If you would like to find out more about Jaze, you can visit his official page by clicking here.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

The Loft Cafe

In Chinatown, there are many heritage colony buildings which is currently preserved by the government which makes Singapore's Chinatown very unique.

While you sightseeing in Singapore's Chinatown, you are curious and amazed that our Chinatown is slightly different from countries.

In Chinatown, you can find many races Place of Worship. You can find Chinese Temple, Malay Mosque, Indian Temple and Church within the same district which was planned by the British Colony era.

You also can get to taste difference cultural food in our local food centre and get to know the culture here and how we can live racial harmony.

While I sightseeing in Chinatown, I saw a bright Red Building located at Smith Street, which attracts to me. So, I decided to visit to the Red Building and I saw The Loft Cafe, therefore I decided to pay a visit since I am kinda hungry and thirsty.

At the same time, it makes me thought of a similar cafe, 'ROOST JUICE + BAR' which I visited in Johor Bahru, Malaysia which is located in the 1F (You can click here to read Cafe Hopping in West Malaysia).

When I stepped into the Loft Cafe, I was greeted by very retro white door and I need climb the steep staircase as this is a heritage building. Once I reached the 1F, I was greeted by the friendly staff and I decided to sit near to the window as I can see the outside world while relaxing myself.

I simply loved this cafe as it gives me a homely and cosy atmosphere. Just that it can be slightly too warm as they did not fully turn on all their air-conditional, if you sit away from the air-conditional. I guess the management would want to save the environment for not turning on all the air-conditional when there are less crowds.

I was served by special employee who is very patient and friendly to me. After that, he served me a cup of ice water. I also observed that this special employee served each of their customer with pride.

Although they could be slow sometime, but I am delighted that the cafe management hired The Abilities of Special Needs employees and give them a chance to work and gain experience.

Where the management are making a movement towards a more inclusive society in Singapore, opening our eyes to the special needs people around us and also give us a chance to talk to them and improve their confident.

After awhile, this special employee served my food and followed by my drink which I had ordered. I loved their Rosemary chicken and their mashed potato! It was simply awesome! Their Cookie and Cream milkshake so yummy~

After that my dessert was served. The Loft Cafe famous for their delicious and crispy waffler. But on that day, the waffler (Nutty Banana waffler) that I tried are not that crispy and rather it was cold for the moment that I bite.

Perhaps, they should put slightly longer so that the waffler can be more crispy and it will be warm instead of cold waffler. For the fruit, it was fresh and juicy.

For the bread (Shibuya Toast), it tasted good with the raspberry and the ice cream. I loved the sour of the raspberry~ As most Singaporean will used this word, SHOICK!

Overall, The Loft Cafe is a great cafe where you can chill out with your friends and families but at times, it can be slightly expensive if you visit to this cafe often. It will be good if they can create loyalty membership to their regular customer.

This cafe also equip with FREE WIFI where you can surf net or do your business presentation. The cafe also allowed you to book for your event/function in their 2F.

Please call them or email to The Loft Cafe Management in advanced if you are interested to book their function room or host any party.

You will be simply loved their ambience in the heritage colony shophouse! You can find The Loft Cafe at 268A South Bridge Road (off Smith Street) Singapore 058817. It along the Chinatown Food Street. Nearest MRT: NE4/DT19 Chinatown Exit A.

If you would like to make a reservation, you can email to them at or you may wish to call them at +65 6221 2103 or fax to them at +65 6221 2152.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

[EXCLUSIVE] TBJ 'Pretty Boy', Road to Glory Contestant

Tan Bao Ji (TBJ) aka Pretty Boy, 25, Standing at 190cm, 72kg. He will be represent Legends Fight Sport to fight for 'Road to Glory' Boxing Match held at Woodlands Sport Hall on 29 November 2014, Saturday at 1300 hours.

This will be TBJ inaugural boxing match and I am very honour to have him to share his inside story and his preparation for this important match! Many people might have thought that Boxing is a dangerous sport to play with and why do they picked up such sport and are so passionate in this Boxing?

But after you read up the following interview which I done with TBJ, you might need to change your mindset and reconsider to pick up this sport as your hobby!

Below are the interview which took place at the Legends Fight Sport located at pre-war shop houses near to Clarke Quay MRT Station. I also got the opportunity to see his training as well!

X: Hello Bao Ji, thank you for accepting this interview with you and at the same time I got this opportunity to see your training with your team mate!

So, tell us more about yourself so that the reader will get to know you better!

B: Hello! I am Bao Ji aka TBJ or Pretty Boy! I am Virgo, I am tall and have a long arms~ I love to eat chicken wings! =)

X: Who Introduce Boxing to you and did anyone inspire you in taking up this sport?

B: Hmm.. No one ever introduced it to me. I'd seen a lot of boxing clips from YouTube, which makes me to be so interested and so I took up this sport by myself!

It makes me felt more victorious while boxing! Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather and Roy Jones Jr inspired me the most!

X: How long have you been playing this sport?

B: I have been playing this sport since 2012. But unfortunately, I'd stop in 2013 for a year due to personal affairs and this year, I picking up this sport again and will be compete in local boxing competition!

X: Do you think you can inspire people? Why?

B: I guess.. I can inspire others! I think that Boxing and life is the same as we gotta put hard work and dedication for both of them. As we need to put extra effort in working hard in boxing to win the race. That goes to life, where we put extra effort in working hard in order to succeed.

I dislike every single minute of training but, I said to myself using my favourite boxer, Muhammad Ali Quote, 'Do not quit! Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a Champion'! Which encourages me to carry on..

X: How do you know about Legends Fight Sport?

B: I knew Legends Fight Sport through Ridhwan Ahmad, who is a Head Coach and a represent Singapore in South East Asian Game (SEAGAME) and won a numerous of Medalist! He makes Singapore very proud!

We actually trained together in previous club two years ago (2012) and he started his own club, 'Legends Fight Sport' this year (2014). So I decided to support him by joining his club and resumed my training again.

X: What makes you to join Road to Glory Boxing Match?

B: I have been taking up this boxing for the past two years and I always thought of joining the fighting team to perform on stage to know my strength and weakness but somehow I had some setback then.

So right now, Legends Fight Sport organise a local (Singapore) Boxing competition where it can create public awareness and to promote our local boxing scene.

At the same time, it also enable our Singapore Team to prepare for next year SEA Games 2015 which will be held in our home country, Singapore too!

My team mates and my loved one give me morale support and encourage me to take part in Road to Glory Boxing Match which will be held at Woodlands Sport hall on 29 November 2014! At the same time, I wanted to showcase my skills and it gonna to be a fun experience for me on that day!

X: How is your preparation for this upcoming Boxing Match?

B: So far so good.. I've been training twice a week and every off days I have to prepare for my upcoming Boxing Match. I also did some sparring with my Legends member to prepare for my match as well.

X: Do you think that you can win this match easily due to advantage of your height?

B: I think I can! But still, I cannot overlook my opponent! I will just outbox him!!

X: I am wonder do you have your weakness point? Do you wish to share with us?

B: Well, I cannot say what is my weakness point!! Ha Ha.. He gotta find out himself on the fight day!

X: I am sure many girls out there would like to know!! Are you Single or attached?

B: Attached! :)

X: What makes you to be so special or unique?

B: Tall? Handsome? Or pretty boy? haha.

X: Many people think that Boxing is an extreme and dangerous sport to play with. 

What do you think of this statement and why?

B: It is dangerous because it's a contact sport. You’ll get hit in the face real hard or to the body. There will be some permanent damage to the body if you’re not gonna take good care of it.

There’s a saying..

You can play basketball , you can play soccer or you can play football, but why can't you play boxing?

X: Do you think that the ladies can take up this sport as well?

B: Of course ladies can take up boxing! Its fun to pick up this sport and they will enjoy this good experience and at the same time, they can defend themselves!

X: Any encouragement words to those who would want to take up this boxing?

B: Dont be afraid to step up.. Just come and have fun and keep fit, who knows you may fall in love with boxing? :)

X: Do you have any words to your supporters?

B: I’ll give a good match for them. Thank you for all your support! :)

Thank you Legends Fight Sport for your kind support to allow me to interview TBJ aka Pretty Boy and photoshoot in your premises!

To know more about Legends Fight Sport or to book an appointment with them, you can visit to their website by clicking here.

If you would like to find out more on their event or latest update, you can like their Facebook page by clicking here.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Purple Parade 2014

My cousin invited my aunt and myself to The Purple Parade 2014 which was held this afternoon at Hong Lim Park. Although many people

You might be thinking what is 'The Purple Parade 2014'? What is so special about The Purple Parade? I am sure that many of you are not aware of The Purple Parade which was first started last year in 2013.

The Purple Parade is a movement that supports the inclusion & celebrates the abilities of persons with special needs.We are making a movement towards a more inclusive society, opening our eyes to the special needs people around us.

The shape of The Purple Parade logo is a square, which represents equality. The square depicts the inclusiveness of any given society with special needs people.

The Square also symbolises strong building blocks, on which when placed together, creates limitless structures. 「Quoted from The Purple Parade Website

Members of the Public, Members of Parliament (MP), Local Celebrities and the sponsors came over here by wearing Purple just to show support to the abilities of persons with special needs.

Members of the Public get the chance to watch the performance by the special students or by the various association members. Not only that, the public can purchased handmade items which was done by the abilities of person with special needs.

They also held a mini parade with various special schools, various association and the sponsor to walk down towards to the audience.

If you are hungry or thirsty, you can purchased the delicious foods and drinks by the sponsored brands.

You can support them by getting their official purple merchandises like Tee, Polo, Monopod stick, Monopod Control, Travel pouch, Square umbrella, Giant Thumb up board and cap.

I glad that I came to The Purple Parade 2014! I enjoyed myself.

Let us make a movement towards a more inclusive society in Singapore!

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Company of Cats

In the bustling city of Singapore, we can still able to find many plenty of activities to do, a place to chill out or sights to see if we do spare sometime to rediscover our own city of Singapore.

In the tourist attraction of Chinatown, there's one very unique cafe which located in the prewar colony shop houses which makes this place more lively.

This unique cafe known as 'The company of Cats'. Yes! Cats! For those cat lovers, you will be thrilled that you have one new favourite hangout to play with cats, relax your hectic life or enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with 8 lovely and lively cats!

The Company of Cats located at 6B Mosque Street (2F shophouse). If you are not familiar with Chinatown district, it may take a while to locate them. If you are taking public transport, alight at Chinatown MRT Station (NE4/DT19) and head to Chinatown Point at Exit E.

After that walk outside the Chinatown Point and cross the road towards to Hotel81 Chinatown. (Please use the traffic light). After that walk towards to 美珍香 Bee Cheng Hiang (Barbecued Meat) you can easily spotted by seeing their shop billboard and turn left.

You will be seeing many eatery area selling Chinese, Japanese and Korean food and hostel around this district. If you walk towards to The POR. CE. LAIN Hotel, The Company of Cats painted in Black with wooden door are just opposite the hotel! You can also easily spotted it by seeing their shop billboard!

Once you reached 6B Mosque Street, push the door and climb up to the narrow steps. Their friendly staff from The Company of Cats will be there to assist you upon your arrival.

If this is your first time to this Cat cafe concept, let me explain how it works.

1) The cover charge will cost at SGD$14.00 for the first hour. After which, it will cost SGD$5.00 per subsequent 1/2 hour. It included complimentary WIFI and drinks of Coco cola or Mineral Water or simply top up the amount for the premium drinks.

If you visit to The Company of Cats between 1200 hours - 1600 hours on weekdays, the cover charge will cost at SGD$10.00 for the first hour, it also included complimentary WIFI and drinks of Coco cola or Mineral Water or simply top up the amount for the premium drinks.

2) Remove your shoes and wash your hand in the toilet before heading to the Cat room. Before going to the Cat room, there are few house rules which you need to be observed set by The Company of Cats.

A) No Rough Handling. Please do not carry the cats. If they get on your lap themselves, that's OK!
B) Do not wake a sleeping cat. Taking photos is OK!
C) No Flash Photography.
D) Please do not feed the cats any human food or drinks.
E) Please do not shout or run around loudly.
F) Children must be at least 7 years old and supervised by an adult at all times.Please do not bring your own pets.
G) The Company of Cats reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who does not follow these rules. Cat abusers will be reported to the police.

You can find the house rules from The Company of Cats website here.

3) Once you agreed, the staff will bring you to the cat room with your tag which you will be going to make a payment later on.

4) If any of the time, you decide to leave, show your tag to the staff and they will calculate the cost that you stay in the Cat room.

After that, the staff will award you with their loyalty card if you are first timer. Every SGD$10.00 that you spend with them, you will be entitled to one stamp. Collect 5 stamps to redeem one free coffee or tea, 10 stamps to redeem one free lava cake and 15 stamps to redeem free entrance for one hour.

The payment will be by CASH or NETS only. The Company of Cats do not have Service Charge and GST. So whatever you are paying for are NETT only.

Alright, it is time for you to relax yourself with the cats~ You can roam freely and enjoy the great company from the 8 cats.

When I visited around 1600 hours, most of the cats are fallen asleep. And the music that the owner of The Company Cats played are extremely smooth and relaxing.  Although the premises are so big but yet very cosy living!

If you visit to Cat room and you feel that the air-con is not cold and kinda humid, that right! As cold weather can be hard on cats. You can click this link here for more information!

Basically all the cats are so lovely and cute! Each of every individually cat has its own personality and characteristic. Even through I do not own a cat of my own, the pose that the cats reflected to me makes me feel so warm and happy! I am sure you will agree with me that cats are so adorable which you could not resistant but to love them!

Especially during their dinner time around 1700 hours, it seem like all the cats are all awake and waiting for the staff to feed them! Some cats are so patiently waiting for their food to be arrived and some cats act so emotional. Which makes me reminded of 'Puss in Boots' in The Shrek Movie.

You should pay a visit to The Company of Cats and experience yourself with cats! If you need to make a reservation, please call them at +6562203835. If you need more information from The Company of Cats, you can visit their official website here.

To view more of The company of Cats photos, visit to my Facebook page here.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Mini Kuso Trick Art

Kuso Trick Art Museum @ Unique Home Deco
81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Tel: +607 358 7973
FB: /Kuso3D

In a quiet town of Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bahru, my colleagues and I paid a visit to Mini Kuso Trick Art Museum which is very popular to the local living around here.

Their Mini Kuso Trick Art Museum is similar to our Singapore version of Alive Museum (Suntec City) and Trick Eyes Museum (Resorts World Sentosa) but with a smaller scale. This is the first Trick Art Museum in Johor State!

When we reached the destination, we thought that we had went to wrong place as we based on Goggle Map to bring us to Kuso Trick Art Museum. Luckily, my colleague had a sharp eyes to spot the small billboard which was hung below the pillar.

We are so amazed that the 3D Trick Art Museum can located in such a deserted place out of nowhere. We also thought that this place only sell Home Deco products and not 3D Trick Art Museum.

In the end, the friendly staff open the glass doors and welcome us and told us that the Kuso Trick Art Museum located in 1F (Singapore's 2F). When we climbed up the staircase, the rude girl keep on pressured us to buy tickets in Mandarin, while the adult are trying to introduce their Kuso Trick Art Museum to us and told us if we like it, we can buy the ticket and have fun with their art piece.

We are still considered if we should visit it, but since we had travelled so far, we decided to pay the entrance fee. When I am about to pay the entrance fee, I was served by rude girl again and told me to wait as she was busy. So, we waited for awhile to let her finished her stuff before she could 'served' and issued us 5 tickets. She was like testing our patient and endurance! Perhaps, she is still young.

After getting our admission tickets, we enter to their first 3D wall painting which are very popular to visitor, Angel Wing.

Next zone, we visited to Reverse Room where everything is upside down. We stayed this zone for quite sometime as we tried many ways to have this photo shoot to be taken! 

We visited to the horror zone and since Halloween is coming, we decided to take some horror photographs which indeed look like real!

The effect which turned out kinda scary and looked like we are being murdered by unknown killer out there!

Do you wonder how the picture come alive from the photo frame? Kuso show you how to make your photo frame look alive and interesting! This is the only zone which I liked most. Especially with their starry backdrop which makes it to be so 3D.

To make it even more 3D effect, the visitors could take their placard which can be found around the zone area. Some of the funny placard wordings can be found like Emo, You Jump, I Jump, Alamak and many more for you to play with.

Trust me, you gotta like this zone! As it makes you feel so lively and energetic especially you are going with a group of families or friends!

Inside the Mini Kuso Trick Area museum, you can find many interesting Tricks arts masterpiece for you to pose and play with! And some of the photographs effect turn out quite well!!

As this is a Mini Kuso Trick Art Museum, it could be crowded most of the time especially on weekends (Friday and Saturday <Applies to Johor State only>), school holiday and public holiday.

Somehow, I am not sure if their staff are too friendly that we could felt so pressured in posing the 3D art pieces as they kept telling us what to do. It seem like we do not have the freedom in deciding the way that we are comfortable in posing. Especially the girl which kept scolding us that we posed wrongly. It could scare the visitors away!

But overall it was a great experience to play with my colleagues! They should expand their premises to cater more visitors and they could even install more 3D art pieces. It will be great if they could make Mini Kuso Trick Art logo more visible to the public so that they could find their way here.

The Admission to the Mini Kuso Trick Art and the operational hours as follows:

Normal Entry- RM20 (Apox SGD$7.80)
Senior Citizen- RM15 (60 Years old and above) (Apox SGD$5.80)
Children FREE if they are below 110cm. If your kid are above 110cm, they have to pay Normal Entry Ticket.

Operational Hours:

Sunday to Thursday 1100 hours to 2000 hours
Friday to Saturday 1100 hours to 2100 hours

To view more photos on Mini Kuso Trick Art, click here to view my Facebook Page.

If you have any interesting places or cafe which you would want me to feature it, drop me a message and I will get back to you shortly!