The Convenience of Super NutreMill 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 Cereal

[Advertorial]


I can't believe that December holiday is coming to an end soon. Just four more sleep to 2016, and seven more sleep to school re-opening. Cry. Reality sets in. Busyness comes.

About a month back I fell sick. My back started aching. My head was heavy and I felt the chills at the slightest drop in temperature. My bed was calling me. 

That moment, I knew flu virus had conquered me. I needed to rest. So I quickly prepared the dishes and scooped the rice for the boy to eat. After washing up the utensils, I crawled into my bed to rest. Life of a mother. When the child is sick, he has you to take care of him. When you are sick, you take care of yourself, while still taking care of him. No, the husband was not back from work yet.

I had no energy left for anything else. I just wanted to sleep. My dinner was not in my mind, besides, I had no appetite. 

I woke up from a good rest of about 2 hours feeling hungry. I was still weak, but the fever had gone. I had no energy to prepare myself a proper meal. I didn't want anything heavy too. Then I remembered I was given Super NutreMill 4-in-1 Cereal to try. Thank God for this convenience! I only need to boil some water to make myself an instant cup of warm cereal to fill my stomach. I retreated to my room to rest again, filling satisfied.

Super NutreMill 4-in-1 Cereal with Brown Rice 

 Super NutreMill 3-in-1 Cereal 

Super NutreMill 4-in-1 Cereal with Oat 

Let's face it. There will be times like this when we have to resort to convenience food. Whether it be the situation like what I had faced (too sick to prepare a proper meal), at work with tight deadline or a mad morning rush. And when we have to do that, the least we could do is to have better quality convenience food. Super NutreMill Cereal is one good option. It has 3 flavours to choose from, is fortified with Calcium, Vitamins A, B1 and ETrans Fat free and contains 25% less sugar than the regular cereal beverages.

On the morning the next day, I made Super NutreMill Cereal with cornflakes for the little boy because this mommy still hasn't fully recovered. But he was overjoyed because he only has the chance to have this for breakfast when we stay in the hotel.



As for me, I had a bowl of Super NutreMill Cereal with some Chia Seeds.


Super NutreMill Cereal is also suitable as a refreshment item for workshops, conferences or seminars. Besides the usual coffee, tea, and sometimes 3-in-1 Milo, we could add variety with Super NutreMill Cereal too!





Super NutreMill 3-in-1/4-in-1 Cereal is available from all major supermarkets at S$3.50 for a packet of 20 sachets.  In my opinion, it is always good to have some quality convenience food on standby.


Be Awed By Bosch MaxxiMUM Sensor Control Kitchen Machine

[Media Invite]


Bosch tempted me once again with their latest powerhouse MaxxiMUM Sensor Control Kitchen Machine when I was invited to Chef Yamashita baking session at Gain City Sungei Kadut Flagship store.


I have become a Bosch convert after having attended 2 media invites previously (see here and here). I am just awed by their technology, the brains behind these kitchen equipments certainly understand human’s limitation so these equipments were invented to simplify our lives.

I first seen Bosch MaxxiMUM Sensor Control kitchen machine in Bosch Invent for Life event where I caught a glimpse on how Chef John See stiff egg whites using it. It was so impressive that it didn’t get off my mind even until today.

I was further impressed with Bosch MaxxiMUM Sensor Control kitchen machine when Chef Yamashita whipped up the Black Sesame Soy Bean Chiffon Cake and the Zunda Roll Cake.



The new Sensor Control function automatically recognises when the optimum stiffness  of  cream  and  whipped  egg  whites has  been  reached, and will stop  beating  as soon as the desired result is achieved. This prevents stiff cream from turning into butter, and it gives you perfectly-whipped cream and egg whites.

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And with the right accessory, you could easily transform this machine into a blender, mincer, processor, juicer, noodle maker, shedder, etc. Your kitchen counter is less clutter yet more work can be done. How wonderful!


This ultimate MaxxiMUM Sensor Control Kitchen Machine is operating on a 1,600W motor – the most powerful motor on the market and is retailing at S$1,699 in all leading departmental stores.




It is really hard not to fall in love with Bosch when the brains behind its technology are so intelligent. Ok, husband, listen, ‘All I want for Christmas is … …” 


Here are the recipes for Black Sesame Soy Bean Chiffon Cake and Zunda Roll Cake. Please drop me a comment with your email address if you want the recipes in soft copies. Happy baking!




CloverSoft - Eco-Friendly, Non-Toxic, BPA-Free

[Product Review]


Have you wondered, if paper is made from wood, then it should be brown or yellow, not white. But the paper we usually use is white. That is because it is bleached with chlorine and its derivatives, such as chlorine dioxide. In fact, the pulp and paper industry is one of the worst polluting industries on Earth. This bleaching process leads to the creation of cancer-causing chemicals like dioxins and furans.

On top of that, common sense also tells us cutting down a mature tree to make a product that’s going to be thrown away is an environmental tragedy.

However, we are living in a world where we use tons of disposable paper products daily, it is thus important for us to be a little more forward thinking, to find a better and more environmental friendly way of using disposal paper products.

One way is to use bamboo paper products. Unlike trees which generally take 20 to 50 years to harvest, bamboo typically takes 5 years. Bamboo grows extremely fast, can self-regenerate when cut, so there is very little wastage. 


Introducing to you ~ Cloversoft


CloverSoft products are unbleached and free of ink, chemicals and artificial fragrances. Their only fragrance is a subtle, natural scent of bamboo.

Unlike other mainstream eco-friendly hygiene products in the market which could have been recycled with paper that contains BPA, Clover Soft’s luxurious tissues are made from 100% sustainable unbleached premium bamboo virgin pulp and has up to 90% natural anti-bacteria function. It is BPA- free.

And for your peace of mind, CloverSoft luxurious tissues and napkins are lab tested, meeting European Commission (EC)’s foodstuff contamination standards. They are also Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved. Wow!


CloverSoft tissues is soft, durable yet absorbent. We love it!

Keeping your family healthy needs a holistic approach, it is not just about the food we eat, it is also about the products we use daily, the environment we expose ourselves to and our emotional well-being.
But you can take baby steps to achieve better health. Start by limiting yourselves to toxic chemical. Try Cloversoft.

CloverSoft is available in all major supermarkets. You may click on this link to check.

All facts given above are extracted from mercola.com, nrdc.org and cloversoft.com.sg

Cash Rebate with Ebates

[Sponsored Review]


I value my time, so I spend very little time shopping in brick and mortar. Usually, I will do my research on what I need or want and then purchase them online. Online shopping saves my time to do more beneficial things.

Imagine how excited I am to know that I could get cash rebates on my purchases via Ebates! Now, it is not just saving time, it is saving money too!


Ebates Inc., the pioneer in online cash back shopping, is founded in 1998 in the United States. The company operates by giving members cash back rewards up to 26% and it currently liaise with over 2,600 online stores globally including Agoda.com, eBay.com, Gap, Nordstrom, Ralph Lauren, Shopbop.com, Tory Burch and Victoria’s Secret, as well as parents-friendly merchants such as Carter’s, Baby Gap, the Disney Store and OshKosh B’Gosh.

Ebates Inc. opened its regional headquarters in Singapore in 2013 to capitalize on the growing number of online shopping opportunities in Asia. Currently, Ebates has offices in China, South Korea and Singapore in the Asia region. 

How Does Ebates Work?
Ebates operates by giving members cash back rewards up to 26%, which allows consumers to earn a percentage of their online purchases (i.e. online cash back shopping). 

Membership on Ebates is free and cash backs are paid quarterly in the form of a cheque, through PayPal or credited back to the consumer’s credit/debit card. 

Ebates makes a small marketing commission by providing links to online stores like eBay.com, and renowned brands like Gap, Ralph Lauren, Victoria’s Secret and others. The commission is then split with consumers who go through Ebates to make purchases, which makes up the cash back for consumers.



Now that you get an idea how Ebates work, you should really go set up an account with Ebates Singapore! And do remember to install the 'E' icon on your Internet toolbar. I will tell you why in a while.


You see that there are really many brands hooking up with Ebates. And if the merchants do not provide shipment to Singapore, you can register with comGateway (Ebates' shipping partner) to do with delivery.



I recently bought a book from Abe and another two books from Book Depository. If you have installed the 'E' icon on your toolbar, if the e-commerce site you visit has a tied-up with Ebates, you will see the yellow 'E' on a green background blinking. It is an alert for you to click it to activate the Cash Back. Once you have done that, the yellow 'E' with green background will change to a red background and a Congratulation pop-up will appear. All your purchases in this e-commerce site will then be activated with Cash Back!





Here is a screen shot of my account. I have $27.43 cash rebates pending to be credited back to my Paypal account on 15th Feburary 2016. Yes, Ebates pays every quarter. 


It's not too late to start enjoying some savings with Ebates now!  What's more, I have 2 bonuses for you! The first being a $10 bonus (instead of the usual $5) for new sign-up. Please use this link here to enjoy the bonus. The second being additional US$75 bonus when you refer 3 other friends!




Christmas is just round the corner, so make use of these savings while you shop! Merry Shopping Christmas!


National Museum of Singapore: Treasures of the World from The British Museum

[Media Invite]


The highly-anticipated blockbuster exhibition, Treasures of the World from the British Museum was officially opened by Guest of Honour, Minister Grace Fu at the National Museum of Singapore (NMS) on 4 December 2015.

In this exhibition, the British Museum has generously shared with us its treasured collection including items from the personal collection of Sir Stamford Raffles which has great significance to Singapore as we celebrate our Golden Jubilee. This blockbuster exhibition is the largest and most comprehensive show from the British Museum’s collection in Singapore to date. Besides visiting the exhibition, you can also enjoy public programmes such as workshops, curated tours, lectures by representatives from the British Museum and other historians, as well as theatre performances in the gallery. The exhibition catalogue and selected merchandise from the British Museum are also available for sale at the museum’s Museum Label shop.

This highly-anticipated exhibition from the British Museum in London encompasses more than two million years of abundant culture and history, and features relics from ancient civilisations and treasures spanning Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, the Americas and Oceania. From now till 29 May 2016, 239 exceptional objects and treasures are on display in this exhibition. You can get up close and personal with some of the world’s finest artefacts!

The oldest object in the exhibition is a stone handaxe from Tanzania made around 800,000 years ago, while the most recent artefact dates to 2013. Other iconic artefacts from the collection include two 11th-century chess pieces discovered on the Hebridean Island of Lewis, skilfully crafted brass plaques from the West African state of Benin, ancient jewellery from the Royal Cemetery at Ur in southern Iraq, and an exquisitely painted mummy board from ancient Egypt. Each object represents the cultural and artistic achievements of the civilisation it comes from, and collectively, the collection explores the enduring themes of life that connect people across the world, regardless of when or where they live.

Closer to home, the exhibition also includes items collected by Sir Stamford Raffles when he was in Southeast Asia, such as a Javanese mask and a kris and scabbard dating back to the early 19th century. Two artworks from Singapore’s national collection, Anthony Poon’s W – White on 2P Waves and Iskandar Jalil’s Blue Vessel have also been included to juxtapose the nation’s artistic development against global art movements in the 1980s.

The layout plan of the exhibition

The Modern World: Using the technique of using photomontage, Pakistani artiste Rashid Rana has composed a portrait of the 17th-century Mughul emperor Shah Jahan.

The Modern World: Cloth-like sculpture, which is constructed from aluminium tops and wrappings from discarded liquor bottles. Photo source: NMS

Asia: Seated Buddha and Standing Figure of the Buddha


Middle East: Astrolabe, Tankard, Helmet and Dagger with inlaid inscription 

Middle East: A Tablet from King Ashurbanipal's library and a Tablet with dedicatory inscription to the goddess Ninisia

Europe: Grave Relief depicts the idealised figure of a young Greek athlete

Europe: Bust of the Roman emperor Hadrian, who ruled from AD 117 to 138

Europe: Elaborate horizontal table clock with detachable alarm made in south Germany during the late 16th century

Africa: Mummy of an adolescent boy

Africa: Canopic jars of Neskhons, use to store the embalmed organs of the dead

Africa: Mummy-board


Africa: Woman's beaded bodice 

Treasures of the World from the British Museum also has two Young Explorers’ Zones which contain activity sheets and learning stations that enable children and their parents to explore and discover different objects from around the world that are presented in the exhibition.

Photo source: NMS


Treasures of the World from the British Museum will be held at the NMS from 5 December 2015 to 29 May 2016. Admission fees apply.


Popular BookFest: Early Language and Your Baby Can Learn Workshops

[Event Highlight & Giveaway]


Babies can read, at a very early age. I am a strong advocate on this. Not only have I seen this happening in AJ, I have witnessed some very young children reading too. What it takes to make this happen is the parents’ commitment and a right system to follow.

This year, POPULAR is holding two infant learning workshops at their BookFest event, namely “Early Language” and “Your Baby can Learn”, conducted by Dr. Robert C. Titzer (a recognizable expert in the area of infant learning who helps parents develop their young children’s early learning abilities).

The workshops will be held at Suntec Singapore Convention Centre Hall 401 -105 (Stage Area) on two following days.

Early Language Workshop
Date: 11 December 2015, Fri
Time: 3 – 5pm

Your Baby Can Learn Workshop
Date: 12 December 2015, Sat
Time: 7.30 – 9.30pm

Sign up information:
Registration Fee: $10 ($10.70 inclusive of GST)
PLUS, get a GOODIE BAG (worth $50)!
For registration, email sgmktg@popularworld.com

Terms and conditions:
Confirmation email must be presented at the entrance. This workshop is intended for parents with children aged 1 year old and above. Only parents with children 6 months and above will be entitled to the goodie bag. Other terms and conditions apply.



About the Speaker, Dr. Robert C. Titzer
Dr. Titzer started teaching his own daughter Aleka to read when she was nine months old. By the age of four, she was reading at an 11th grade level! 

After earning his teaching credentials from San Diego State University, Dr. Titzer taught in public schools on Guam and in California. He completed a Master in Science degree from The Pennsylvannia State University and a Ph.D. in Human Performance in Indiana University, where he worked in infant development laboratories conducting important theoretical experiments related to infant learning. 

Dr. Titzer has become a recognizable expert in the area of infant learning and his work has been published in scientific journals including prestigious Psychological Review. He has given talks about early learning on four continents, speaking with tens of thousands of parents around the world. He demonstrates fun learning activities that parents can do with infants and toddlers to stimulate brain development. He has appeared on thousands of TV programs and networks, including SKY TV, Good Morning Amercian, The Richard & Judy Show and Prime Time Morning on Channel News Asia among many others.

Information on Dr. Robert C. Titzer was taken from here and here.


All excited about the workshops?  I have 5 single tickets to giveaway for each workshop. All you need is to enter the Rafflecopter draw below for each workshop you are interested in (last entry 5th Dec 2015 2359). There is no restriction to how many workshops you wish to attend. This draw is only open to mylibookworm facebook fans.

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Oh yes! Please PM me via Facebook your email address and NRIC no. once you have entered this draw to help me speed up the draw notification. Thank you!


Christmas Wonderland in Gardens by the Bay 2015

[Media Invite]


Gardens by the Bay (GB) did it again this Christmas! With Luminarie and Teddy Bears just like last year! But this year, the Christmas Wonderland spans almost twice the size (35,000 sqm), promising more fun and entertainment for the entire family! 

There are three core areas of focus in the Christmas Wonderland this year. These are:


The Festive Market

The Festive Market is at the Supertree Grove. One of the highlights here is the Spalliera, the largest Luminarie in GB that surrounds the Cassa Armonica. It stands 20.5-metres high and 24-metres wide, providing a stunning backdrop in the Festive Market. There will be special line-up of carollers performing at the Cassa Armonica.   

Not to be missed is the nightly Blizzard time where your family can enjoy the wonder of 'snow' in the tropics. Get ready your cameras/video cameras during these time to capture the rare moments of 'snow'.


Mon - Thurs, Sun: 8, 9 and 10pm 
Fri & Sat: 8, 9 and 9.45pm

The Luminarie are on display from 27 November 2015 to 3 January 2016, 7pm to 12mn daily.


The Stunnig Spalliera





The other highlight in the Festive Market is the Ice Palace, a 20.3-metre wide indoor chamber. You and your family can enjoy ice skating here or simply have your children play in the snow playground. Oh yes, the snow playground uses real snow! AJ 'smuggled' some snow out!

The Ice Palace is open from 27 November to 27 December 2015, 4 to 11pm daily.

Snow Playground – S$12.00 per child/adult, for one 30-minute session (inclusive of boots)
Ice Skating Rink – S$14.00 per child/adult, for one 45-minute session (inclusive of skates)
Socks are available at an additional cost of $2 each and gloves are available at an additional cost of $4 each.



The Ice Skating Rink


The Snow Playground

Look mum! Real snow (melted)!

The third highlight in the Festive Market is the Spiegeltent, an ornate century-old travelling 'mirror tent' from the Netherlands. The Spiegeltent is 18m wide and 6m high. Here you can indulge in specially curated festive menu by Harry's - Singapore's most well-established bar and dining chain.

The Spiegeltent is open from:
Mondays to Sundays: Dinner from 4 to 11pm.
Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve and Christmas: Brunch from 10:30am to 3pm. 
It will be closed for dinner service on 27 Nov, 3, 10, 15 and 17 Dec for private events. 



The Fairground

The Fairground is located near The Meadow. It is a place where your family, especially the children, gets to enjoy an array of traditional carnival rides like Vintage Carousel, Helter Skelter, Swinging Chairs, Trackless Train and games stalls.



Vintage Carousel

Helter Skelter

Trackless Train

Game Stalls

The Christmas Toyland

The Christmas Toyland is in the Flower Dome. Over here, toys reign supreme amidst yuletide floral favourites. Towering over the enchanting floral display is the centrepiece of Christmas Toyland - an 11m-tall Christmas Pyramid decked with toys.

The Christmas Toyland is on display at the Flower Dome from 21 November 2015 to 5 January 2016, 9am to 9pm daily. Conservatory charges apply. Do note that visitors with "The Future of Us" tickets (which is an exhibition in GB opening on 1 December) are entitled to 40% GB Conservatory tickets

The Christmas Pyramid




Feeling a little lost over the vastness of the place? Don't worry, here's a copy of the map you can download and/or refer to.


For more information of Christmas Wonderland in GB, please refer to:
Website: www.christmaswonderland.sg
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChristmasWonderlandSingapore