Sunday, September 14, 2014
Went down for my second slimming session with Slimming101 today. I had the Duo-Advanced Body Define treatment done on my tummy. I lost 0.5cm on my waist this time round. Hope I can lose more fats around my waist. Nowadays, I get people mistaking me for being pregnant =.=
Thursday, September 11, 2014
After attending the press conference at Slimming 101 last sunday, I went down for my first slimming session today. I first sat in the sauna for about 10 min before my first treatment today. The temperature went up to about 52 deg C. I tried a combination of ultrasound as well as ultra cavitation with Duo-Advanced Body Define machine in this 20 min session. The sounds became louder when the therapist was doing the cavitation treatment on my tummy, which is an indication of the high fat level there. I can still feel a warm sensation in my tummy area even hours after this painless treatment so I think it’s still working hours after the treatment. N I feel hungry after the treatment…omg, I seem to be always hungry eh? =(
I'm looking forward to my next treatment this coming weekend...stay tuned for my updates =)
Monday, September 1, 2014
At the press conference of Slimming 101, we were shown around the slimming centre and introduced to the various slimming equipments and facilities. The consultant, Lynn, did a demo slimming session on Vivien and we could see how the slimming actually start to take effect within the very first slimming session itself. A TCM doctor then did a very detailed consultation on her after that.
Honestly, I didn't realize that I have grown so fat until the consultant, Lynn, did measurements around my waist. Well, most guys simply stare at my tummy these days instead of saying anything about it =( Hope I can lose more inches around my waist after these 4 treatment sessions...
Sauna facilities at Slimming 101
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
After seven successful years and a week long hiatus, 2am:dessertbar unveils its new edgy look. The makeover also marks the beginning of a newly forged partnership between Janice Wong, 2am:dessertbar’s award winning Chef and Founder, and Manoj M Murjani, Chairman of Group MMM and Founder of Singapore luxury brands, The Wellness Group (TWG) and TWG Tea Company.
“We’ve evolved over the last seven years and expanded our repertoire from plated desserts to include interactive edible art installations all over the world. I was inspired to create a different way of presenting sweets and wanted to combine everything together in a fun and engaging way. So I decided to incorporate the edible art aspect into the 2am:dessertbar experience for a unique twist,” says Wong.
Care of local designer Jocelyn Wong, the revamped space with a Manhattan inspired aesthetic is outfitted with elements including six whimsical, chocolate painted tables, marshmallow platform, alcohol shots on isomalt sugar “corals” and even edible tableware. In addition, Wong plans to change the striking artworks at least twice a year based on different themes.
Echoing Wong’s philosophy, features such as its open concept kitchen—which affords customers a full view of the preparation and plating of its exquisite desserts to encourage interaction between the patrons and chefs—will remain, albeit in a different incarnation.
What’s more, the space downstairs has been transformed into a reception area with offerings including chocolate Pop Rocks praline cake ($10), churros ($5) and beignets ($6) for those who fancy treats to go.
Having established itself as one of the city’s foremost food and drink establishments at its Holland Village location, the 60 seater has once again redefined the dessert experience by pushing the boundaries between sweet and savoury with progressive, carefully researched offerings that are as delectable as they are beautiful.
Along with the updated décor is a refreshed menu to match. A newly introduced high tea set for two ($45) features all time favorites such as smoked popcorn root beer cake, truffle bars, chocolate bon bons, apple “pop tarts”, praline chocolate Pop Rocks cake and kaya pandan choux.
Plus, guests can enjoy savoury items with a rebooted all day menu of small and big plates, like pork crackling with aioli and chicken liver dip ($12) and ricotta pasta pouches with chive malt cream, miso, liquid egg and nuts ($14). This incorporates a farm to table experience with fresh herbs—including lemon verbena and eucalyptus—specially grown by Oh’ Farms for 2am:dessertbar.
There has also been a notable addition to the 2am team in the form of bar manager Kley Dhillon. The cocktail program has undergone a complete overhaul, as Dhillon and Wong have come up with unusual tipples that not only complement the delectable desserts, some of which employ the use of pastry techniques.
Another exciting development on the 2am:dessertbar front is Wong’s recent partnership with Singapore based, global entrepreneur Manoj M Murjani. Murjani says, “Janice's creativity and passion for infusing art with deserts is outstanding. She is not afraid to break boundaries. I feel, ready to develop innovative dining and retail concepts from Singapore, leading to compete and rank amongst the world's top culinary talents."
“We are both passionate about the business and evolution. We dare to take the risks to be different and be game changers. I was looking for a partner to grow the business together with me as I am heavily involved in the kitchen and the creative development of sweets and arts. Having a partner with a vision for growing businesses is crucial for me to achieve my dream of having a luxury retail sweet line,” says Wong.
Thanks Chef Janice for her kind invitation to attend this press conference and to taste the new menu and cocktails. I had an awesome time at the re-opening.
2am: dessertbar’s new opening hours are Tuesday – Friday from 3pm – 2am and
Saturday – Sunday from 11am – 2am.
21A Lorong Liput, Holland Village, Singapore 277733
For bookings and general enquiries, call +65 6291 9727 or email
For more information, please visit www.2amdessertbar.com
Janice Wong’s culinary training has taken her around the world and back. Armed with a degree in Economics and a passion for food, a last minute career change saw the native Singaporean embark on a frenetic culinary grand tour. She learned from some of the world’s best chefs including US luminaries Thomas Keller and Grant Achatz, as well as virtuoso Spanish chocolatier Oriol Balaguer and prodigious French pastry chef Pierre Hermé. Chef Janice Wong has received worldwide recognition for her cutting edge creations and is a regular on the global pop up circuit. She has been named “Asia’s Best Pastry Chef" by the prestigious San Pellegrino Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2013 and 2014. Wong is also the author of Perfection in Imperfection and award winning cookbook Dim Sum (Gatehouse Publishing), which has been featured on The Huffington Post, as well as in Harper’s Bazaar and Elle.
For more information, please visit www.janicewong.com.sg.
About Manoj M Murjani
Born and raised in Hong Kong, educated at the Harrow School in England and the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania, Manoj M Murjani has an incredibly diverse background and privileged experience in understanding world cultures and building global businesses. Passionate about creating opportunities and brands, Manoj has a "magic touch" in being able to identify global trends, discover talent, as well as the creativity and will to make things happen. Today, he leads Group MMM, which is focused on the acquisition, investments and development of luxury lifestyle, hospitality, and food and beverage companies and brands globally. Manoj established and created The Wellness Group in Singapore in 2003. In 2007, identifying a niche in which TWG could emerge as a category leader, he launched TWG Tea Company. Prior to establishing The Wellness Group, Manoj led the Murjani Group family business and played an integral role in the inception and success of the internationally recognized brand Tommy Hilfiger and the restructuring of the Murjani Group’s brands Gloria Vanderbilt and Coca Cola Clothes. In early 1990, Manoj, together with his father Mohan, led the group’s initiatives in India, resulting in the Murjani Group’s positioning as the leader in the Indian luxury market, partnering brands including Gucci, Calvin Klein, French Connection and Tommy Hilfiger. Manoj currently resides in Singapore and sits on the Singapore Tourism Board’s Tourism Consultative Council, SPRING Singapore’s Markets Policy Advisory Committee and the Advisory Board of Action Community of Entrepreneurship (ACE). Internationally, he is a member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO).
Sunday, July 6, 2014
I'm such a fan of all things bling bling so I'm very honored to be part of Tiffany & Co cocktail event...I usually go for solitaires and classics which are timeless...
Enchanted with Tiffany & Co fine jewellery collection while enjoying the refreshing "Statue of Liberty" concocted by Proof & Company especially for this cocktail event
Enjoying specialty cocktails while viewing the latest jewellery collections at this cocktail session
Love the classic Tiffany blue
Love this sweet specialty cocktail "Cherry Blossom" that Proof & Company has specially concocted for this cocktail session. All the 3 specialty cocktails were only available at this event and nowhere else after that...
The classical designs are so timeless and will never ever go out of style...
Gotta admit that this heart-shaped solitaire ring has caught my eye
More classy designs spotted in the showcases...
That's the bartender from Proof & Company
Bumped into society darling, Geri, who happened to be back in Singapore from Dubai so took a selfie together...she looks so gorgeous
Took a selfie before i left...but i looked so sleepy...
Pretty pink sweet treats
Dresscamp Fall 2014 collection expresses the German avant-garde mood of "The Threepenny Opera" combined with the Italian decadence of "Luchino Visconti" with a theatrical world added. I love the whimsical dolly outfits by Japanese designer Toshikazu Iwaya.
Upon arrival at the Dresscamp show
After the dresscamp show
Posing with the Audi car after the Dresscamp show
OOTD: Kawaii school girl look for Dresscamp show. Wearing Dior necklace and ring and Stuart Weitzman heels and carrying Hello Kitty bag
Selfie taken after the Dresscamp show
I'm such a fan of Omega Vintage watches so I'm really very happy to be at the opening reception of the Omega Vintage Exhibition at Ion Orchard. Love all the vintage pieces on display but regrettably they are not for sale and I can't bring any piece back to add to my personal collection of Omega vintage watches...
Me being me, I wouldn't miss the opportunity to take a selfie here at the Omega signage board ya...lol
This vintage piece from 1967 is one of my favourites on display
Love the intricate details of the bracelet of the vintage piece on the left...so gorgeous!!
Lovely champagne with sweet treats
Pretty Omega logo on the tiramisu, which tasted really heavenly =)
Thank you Omega for the lovely door gift!
Selfie: Check out the pretty butterfly behind me on the screen
Selfie with vintage Omega artpiece