Leather and Shoe Care Specialist, Shoetree Singapore

SHOETREE Singapore
I probably have not heard of the term shoe tree before, not until I came across this E-commence platform called SHOETREE Singapore. My curiosity was seriously pounding me hard to google the word sheo tree, finding out if such a term do exist.
In fact I need not google Shoetree at all since the webpage not only serves as an E-commence platform, but also provide loads of other information in regards to leather shoes/products. Interesting articles such such as “How To Care For Leather Shoes And Make Them Last A Lifetime”, “Things To Look Out For When Buying Leather” and “Shoe Tree Guide” definitely do provide useful insights to end consumers.
Recently, I got my hands on the varnished Japanese Oakwood Shep Horn as shown below. Probably my main reason for wanting this 40cm long tool would be the convenience of sliding my feet into my pair of leather sheos without the need to squat down or retying my laces.
By using the sheo horn, it would also prevent crease marks made on the sheos by repeatly forcing of feets into them. 
Another thing I love about this Shoe Horn would be the aesthetically beautiful natural Japanese Oakwood it is made from, coated with a thin layer of varnish that protects it from absorbing water or getting mouldy. Unlike plastic and metal shoe horns, you do not have to worry about snapping, bending or rusting over time.
Shoetree Singapore provide FREE delievery service within Singapore and all Sheotree project accessories are automatically registered for a 6 month warrenty.
Do check out their webpage here!
SHOETREE Singapore
SHOETREE Singapore

SHOETREE Singapore

WTA Finals Singapore 2015 (23 Oct – 1 Nov 2015)

 
 
Cheers to the load of great fun and new experiences as I joined the Migme team on the 25th Oct with a group of overseas bloggers from Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines. Among us was a young Indonesian celebrity, Anisa Rahma and her lucky fan whom she picked to join her for this trip to Singapore!
 
I started off my fun filled day with a spread of seafood from Crab in Da Bag! They were the FIRST in Singapore to serve the ‘Caboodle Boil’ – their very own Southern Louisiana Seafood Boil Specialty.
The staffs brought out metal buckets containing a mixture of seafood, corn, sausages and potatoes, pouring them onto the table itself. Cameras were already taking aim like sniper rifles, ready to capture the best pouring shots.   
 
Armed with a bib and nutcrackers (optional) to disarm these crustaceans, everyone began dissecting these red creatures. Mollusks such as the mussels and clams were not their priority but still being attacked after their larger relatives were de-shelled.
 
Sad for me, due to being allergic to crustaceans and with their sweet reactive juices coating everything in there, I could only manage to eat 3 sausages and a corn before my allergic reaction got worst. It was great to watch the others really enjoying themselves, savouring the freshness of the sea while biting into the hidden flesh of these shelled creatures. Even though I could not enjoy eating them, I still fed my camera with photos!     


After a sneak peep at the training court where the players were practicing hard even before the competition, we proceeded on to walk around the event space, all revolving around the tennis theme.
 
Check out some of the activities I had participated in the pictures below!

Swinging my racket to hit virtual balls and missing all of them while hitting the wall behind instead.
Acting like a kid and swinging on a swing with seat made of tennis balls.
Smashing hard to test the power of my swing.
Aiming to stick the balls on the giant racket.

Not forgetting the photo booths as well as many wefies I had with the other bloggers!

 
 
 

 

 
Finally it was time to head over to the Racquet Club. The building’s interior was furnished like a hotel lobby and the staffs provided excellent customer service. There were cluster of different rooms and we were led into the one called ‘Chris Evert Suite’.
 
Dinner was a buffet spread with my choice of wine, champagne or orange juice. I almost thought that I was in a hotel as the food tasted really awesome, with the wok fried wagyu beef in black pepper sauce, garlic flakes and pepper confit being my top favourite dish that day. 
 
After 2 rounds of serving, it was time to rush into the stadium to watch the WTA Finals 2015!  

 
It was a thrilling experience to step into the indoor stadium to watch a live tennis match! I have never had the chance to watch a live match till now, especially when my seat was considered premium which meant that it was closer to the court!
 
The finals have finally began! I had a clear view of Maria Sharapove VS Agnieszka Radwanska that night. I witnessed the 2 beautiful sporty ladies displaying their shift moves, high stamina and strength as they played throughout the match! The cooperation, applause and the constant cheers from the audience displayed the support people show to their tennis idols! 
 
In between the matches, I went for a toilet break and visiting the lounge since I was around that vicinity. There were cocktails, champagnes as well as wines available. I went towards the Nespresso counter since I spotted a crowd watching the barista preparing some fanciful looking beverage. Without thought, I had the mango cream with espresso without realising that I just had caffeine. There goes my sleep that night…   

 
After my potent stay-awake concoction and chatting with the staff a little, I headed back to my seat to catch the final moments of the match! The situation was rather tense, my eyes locked onto the ball each time as it flew across the net. The cheers grew louder each time and the final roar of cheers boomed as Agnieszka Radwanska’s final ball hit the net. Victory goes to Maria Sharapove as she shrugged her shoulders and smiled in bewilderment.
 
Cameras were once again snapping in unity as many stood up to continue cheering for her victory. A speech was made and people could be seen clustering nearby, holding on to their large tennis balls, waiting for her signature.
 
Congratulations to Maria Sharapove as she scored a victory. Agnieszka Radwanska also did her best at the court to strike back. I had a great time watching the match, enjoying the yummy food, as well as getting to know other bloggers.
 
Thank you Migme for the invite! 

 


Virgin Trip to Palua Ubin – Photolog

Not being lazy here but typing a lengthy post about lifestyle like this (quite recent) trip to Palua Ubin is definitely not my forte. Especially since hardly any food is involved here…
Let this post be a photolog posts then…Enjoy viewing these pictures of me, my army buddies as well as the greens and the naturally beautiful scenery of Palua Ubin!

We ordered a couple of dishes to share and it was really disappointing. The only decent dish of fried baby squids which tasted so much like the popular satay fish snacks.

-The End-

Launch of Ronald McDonald’s Big Red Shoes bench!

On the 25th Oct 2013, McDonald has once again kicked off its annual McHappy Day fundraising with the launch of a travelling ”Ronald McDonald’s Big Red Shoes bench” at Dhoby Ghaut MRT station! As part of the McHappy day activities, McDonald will donate $1 per photo (instagram) with the hashtag #mchappydaysg, capped at 5000 entries, to RMHC. RMHC is an independent charity that had been running a ”home-away-from-home” facility at National University Hospital (NUH) for families with children in intensive care.

I had a picture taken with Ronald McDonald’s Big Red Shoes bench at Toa Payoh Bus Interchange! I
know my dressing style is rather horribly mismatched and I looked like I am in a sleeping attire. After
getting a stranger to snap this picture for me, I noticed that there were people queuing after me to take a
picture with this pair of large shoes! Just pass it on! Remember to upload your photo to instagram with

the hashtag #mchappydaysg !

Location of ”Ronald McDonald’s Big Red Shoes” bench
Dhoby Ghaut MRT station         26 Oct – 01 Nov
Harbourfront MRT station        02 Nov – 08 Nov
Toa Payoh Bus Interchange      09 Nov – 10 Nov 
Boon Lay Bus Interchange        16 Nov – 22 Nov
On the 10th of Nov, I had the chance to attend a casual gathering with 7 other bloggers to witness the set
out of the event where about 500 staff volunteers from McDonald would hit the Singapore street to raise
awareness for RMHC by selling ‘Ronald Smile’ for S$2 each! Now for more pictures!
By 12.30, everyone were smiling happily, full of energy and prepared to set out to sell those ‘Ronald
Smiles’! Can you spot Ronald McDonald among the crowd?
 
One really big happy family!
How could you not spam some great shots with Ronald McDonald before setting off?
This picture is so dam cute that I posted it! 
Bloggers turn to have a picture with Ronald McDonald!

I bought a ”Ronald Smile” for S$2 to store up some good karma points! OMG,
why my hair style like army recruit?!?   
How could I resist not taking pictures of any food or drinks that appeared before my eyes! The sweet
mango fizzy drink was really refreshing! Imagine the hardworking volunteers out there trying their best

to sell as many ”Ronald Smiles” as possible in the name of charity!  

I got to try the newly launched (not long ago) Banana Pie too! Some may say it tasted like goreng pisang
(banana fritters) but I disagreed. I created a little mess while breaking the crisp shell apart, revealing the
golden brown banana and the gooey ‘sauce’ encased within. The banana texture was more towards

‘stewed’ and more mushy as compared to goreng pisang which has a somewhat firmer bite. It was such
a delicious snack to me since I loved the original apple pie too! 
Hey minion, stop giving me that face! Those banana pies were the bloggers’ share! Haha, I
think McDonald wanted to snatch all the bananas away from those minions! 

(Minion picture from google image)
Kitson Choong (Chief Operation Officer) came to share with us more about the event as well as the
initiative! He stressed the word ‘family’ many times and I knew he was someone who would cherish family
and bonding really much. He also explained to us in details about the fundraising activities conducted and
the operation of RMHC that has been running a ”home away from home” facility (Ronald McDonald
House). I felt that he was going to tear while explaining to us about children in the intensive care part…

A picture with COO!

Next, we had 2 of the volunteers who shared about their experience and why do they want to work at
McDonald for over 10 years! I know it was not easy to work in a F&B industry and what kept them going
was being part of the ‘family’ (the same thing COO had mentioned). 

Time to camwhore a bit with May (left) and Janet (omy blog club administrator ; right)

Picture with Angela, May, Me, Kiahgek (left to right)
I felt that I am quite bad with posing for photos and my poses were so not natural LOL!…Still more

comfortable with taking pictures of food!

Another picture with Angela, May, Me, Yuki, Kiahgek (left to right)
I hoped McDonald could attain their desired amount for charity! 
 

Thank you Omy blog club and Janet for the invitation!