Pokemon Cafe Singapore – Alola Edition

EWF Singapore has once again come together with Parco with present to us the 2nd edition of Pokemon Cafe Singapore! It’s in line with the launch of the new game, Sun & Moon and going in theme with the setting of the new Alola region!

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Pokemon Cafe Singapore – SUN & MOON ALOLA Edition

The Alola region is somehow inspired by real life Hawaii. So you can expect loads of island themed meals, desserts and drinks!

Pokemon Cafe Singapore – Price Range

Mains and Desserts range from $15 to $25.

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You can get a free mug from ordering either the Pikachu Smiling Alola Region Curry Rice ($25) or the Alola Region Volcano Cake ($25).

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The I Love Pikachu Patty!($20) comes with a cute mini bottle of Pikachu’s favourite Ketchup!

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Drinks range from $8 to $12.

Both the Pokemon Cafe’s Potion and Iced Island Tea at $12 allows you to bring the bottle home and comes with a Pokemon Cafe Original Charm! The Iced Island Tea comes with the Alolan Exeggutor Charm!

I opted for the Potion because I preferred the charm with all 3 new starters with the adorable Pikachu waiter!

Expect to spent minimal $50 per pax at the cafe if you will want to bring home the free mugs and bottles!

Each meal comes with a free Placemat and each drink comes with a free Coaster too! 🙂

Pokemon Cafe Singapore – Overall Review

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Perhaps it was AFA weekend, but the queue was pretty short and fast when I was there on a Saturday afternoon around lunch time. The waitress will go down the queue explaining the menu to you and taking your orders. Once there’s a vacant table available, they will lead you into the cafe to your seats. But not before collecting the freebies based on your orders and taking a photo with the backdrop!

The food was served pretty quickly and the taste is pretty decent. It’s not fantastic, but it’s not bad either. Drinks wise pretty much taste like normal soft drinks. The latte and milk might taste better but they don’t come with free charms. LOLOL.

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Is it worth a visit? If you’re a huge fan of Pokemon/Pikachu, I would say yes. But of course, once is enough. They do have merchandise available for purchase even if you don’t dine at the cafe. And they do have a Pikachu Praline Cake at $9.90 available for takeaways too.

Pokemon Cafe Sun & Moon Singapore

Location: Bugis Junction #04-05

Period: 24th November 2016 to 19th February 2017.

Opening Hours: 11 am to 10 pm daily. ( Last Orders at 9.30pm)

Enjoy your time at the Pokemon Cafe!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Pokémon At Changi Airport

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There’s currently a Pokémon Changi event running at Changi Airport from now till Mid Feb. Spend money(Min $60 in Single Receipt) at the airport and get to redeem Pokemon Plush toys @ $9.90. I would say this is a very smart move to increase profits all over the retailers at the airport.

I decided to head over on a Sunday just to check out the exhibits and also see if I have a chance to meet my favourite Pikachu!

Pokemon Changi : Snorlax Galore!!!

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There’s a total of 5 Snorlaxs which can be found in the Airport. 2 at Terminal 3 and 3 at the Terminal 2 display. I believed these 5 Snorlaxs are the same that they are giving away in their lucky draw! These are the original 1.5m ones from Bandai Japan!

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To gain a chance to win one of these chubby cute cuddly Snorlax, simply be a Changi Rewards member which you can register for free and spend $60 for 1 lucky draw chance! Local delivery included so no need to worry about how to transport the Snorlax home!

 

Pikachu Meet & Greet

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They have Meet & Greet sessions during the weekends, 6pm and 8pm. (Except for 3rd Dec and the last day is on 1st Jan 2017, Sunday.)

Photo-taking is only open to the first 80 Families every session so do go at least an hour early to queue if you really want a photo with the oh-so adorable Pikachu~

Poke Trail

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There’s also this Poke Trial going on where you have to find the small balloon versions of the Pokemon, take a selfie with 3 different ones, post it online and get to redeem a prize!

More information at this link: https://pokemon.changiairport.com/poke-trail

Check out this guide to the ultimate expeirence for Pokemon Changi!

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Have fun with the activites and taking photos with the exhibits! I must say the life sized Snorlax stole the show from Pikachu this time round!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Going Braless…For A Day!

I vaguely remember reading this article on buzzfeed about going braless for a week sort of thing. (Or was it on some other sites but similar topic? Doesn’t matter.) But being someone who started wearing a bra since 10, it’s quite hard to imagine going out without wearing a bra.

Though I must admit that sometimes I go without the bra at home in the recent years. Is it sort of a rebellious act? I think I just prefer to give my boobs some rest when I’m at home, in my home clothes, without makeup and contact lense. Why can’t my boobs rest if my eyes and skin can? Right?

What Made Me Do It?

It just happens that I’ve this dress with thin straps in sort of a halter design. So wearing a bra kind of makes it unsightly and the part where the straps meets the cup can be seen. And no, I don’t own a strapless bra because there’s no sizes for me anywhere; even the online shop I found only have strapless for small sizes. Nor the bras that I own have changeable straps that I could swap for transparent ones. Nubras are expensive and I think no size also.

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Spot the bra strap digging into my shoulders.

So the thought of just wearing the dress without a bra comes to my mind. And it looks fine. The dress is not made of a thin material, not super thick but thick enough to prevent see throughs. I tested it out at home to make sure that it looks ok. (Or rather made sure that my nipples can’t be seen.)

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All checked. No one will know.

How Did It Feel?

Liberated.

I ran for the bus and I don’t feel my boobs bouncing upwards against my neck because they are free to be bobbling in any direction.

It feels good to not have straps digging into my shoulders. Though I probably wear them tighter than I should. But when you’re wearing something, rather tight than loose.

Not having to adjust the bra for once is a good thing. Don’t have to worry about nip-slips and what’s not. 

Nobody notice anyways.

One would have thought that in an Asian country people would call you out for not wearing a bra. I got called out once wearing a top with a back opening at the MRT station, just cause my bra can be seen. I think the rule is nobody will call you out for something they can’t see.

Will I go braless again?

I think once in awhile is ok. I won’t be going braless for a week. I still need that support and extra push most of the time. You can’t deny that that extra cleavage just makes one feel more confident. But when it comes to certain dresses, I guess I have another option now and don’t have to worry about straps and all…

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No unsightly straps! And I’m gonna work on that collarbone.

Have you tried going out braless?

If so, share your experience with me!

If not, will you try to see how it feels?

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Shirohato: Pretty & Cute Lingerie

Alright, this is going to be quite an intimate post since we are talking about intimate wear today. I’ve always had difficulties finding the right fit for my assets in stores locally and I probably have been wearing the wrong sizes for the longest time. Brands like Triumph do have my size but in limited designs. Think those nude and ‘old-fashioned’ type with thick straps. >~<

Most of the time, you won’t find my size for those cute and pretty designs. I did force myself in certain one band size/cup size smaller bras with pretty designs when I started buying my own intimates. But I can tell you they are totally uncomfortable.

Shirohato: Lingerie & Intimate Apparel Online Store

Introducing Shirohato, a Japanese online store selling pretty and adorable lingerie for women of all sizes!

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I stumbled upon Shirohato while window shopping on Qoo10 one day. They have a huge range and variety of lingerie in all sizes! Prices were very reasonable, starting from $16++ to the high-end brands at $100++. I was pretty much tempted by the designs so I researched on euro sizing against Japanese sizing and made a trial purchase. (Lingerie featured in this post are from my latest 2nd haul from them.)

My usual sizing was 38D/36E for brands that can be found locally. For my 1st purchase from Shirohato, I bought in D85, E85 and F85. The D one is a tad too small while the band size was just nice. F85 had too long a band size while the cup fits nicely. E85 was pretty much the perfect fit.

While shopping for my 2nd haul, some designs that I really like doesn’t have E85 so I got them in F80. Always drop the band size by one size if you take one cup size up and vice versa.

The Haul

img_6780Risa Magli Miracle Honey Bra~ (F75) $35.50

I’m really more of a cute design person as compared to sexy. LOL!! I really like the embroidered flowers on this one. No F80 so I took a chance with F75 and it fits! Hehe~

shirohato braFairy Rose Garden Push Up~  (F80) $18.50

This is more of the classic “Triumph” kind of design.

img_6778This set is a collaboration between Shirohato and Triumph. (E85) $36.80 (Discounted Price)

Love the dusty pink and grey combination! And the details are dainty and cute.

img_6781Etu Rose Bra & Panty Set (E85) $17.60

Ok, I got this simply cause it’s really affordable. And all girls need a set of white intimates in their closet.

img_6782Simple Flower Lace Push Up~ (E85) $19.90

Another classic design in Black~ And yes, push up for the extra support. And trust me, people like me do need the extra support, plus it looks nicer. LOL. Just compare it with the white set and you can see the difference!

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The Fairy Rose Garden one when worn.

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My favourite set of the haul.

Shirohato is probably where I’ll be buying all my future intimates due to its super reasonable pricing. My haul for 4 sets plus 1 bra only cost me $127.55 after using Qoo10 coupons. A set from Triumph would have cost me around the same price.

Plus, there’s a lot more designs for me to choose from! Maybe it doesn’t matter to some, but it makes me happier wearing pretty stuff even if it’s only I, myself can see. And to add on, they are all very comfortable to wear! 🙂

Of course, it’s important to get your sizes right. And they do have very affordable sets for you to try out your sizing. Just remember that Japanese sizes tend to run slightly smaller.

I highly recommend checking out Shirohato because they really have sizes catering to A-F and band sizes from 65-85 and really lovely designs! Some really nice designs still don’t have my size but I’m contented to what’s available. ^.^

Share your haul with me if you do buy from them!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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My Sephora MOTD Makeup Haul

Sephora totally replaced my to go place for makeup when it first landed in Singapore. I’ve been a regular shopper there to satisfy my makeup addiction since then, almost never leaving Sephora without a purchase.  And it’s no surprise that I am a black card member with unlimited 10% off because I always hit the $250 mark to qualify for it.

So when I was offered credits to do a makeup haul from Sephora, I was more than happy to do so! I did try my best to keep within budget but I ended up spending some extra dollars.

Sephora Haul Fit For An MOTD

It’s not easy to decide on what to buy when there are thousands of choices out there! Hence, I decided to narrow it down to brands and picked enough items which allowed me to create a makeup look.

Kat Von D 

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I’ve picked up an eyeshadow palette in Rust and a Studded Kiss Lipstick in Adora from Kat Von D. Kat Von D is pretty new in our local shores, and is famous for its Tattoo Liner! I already have the liners, foundation, and concealer from this brand. Hence, I’m curious on how the other products perform so I’ve got two items!

Tarte 

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I love my Tarte blushers for its longevity and pigmentations that could be built up. The Tarteist Contour Palette is great as it has all the products you need for contour and highlight including a lovely blush shade!

Nudestix 

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This is a brand which I’ve yet to try. I picked up the Eyebrow Stylus which comes along with a gel. I would say it’s pricey for a brow product but I’m pretty much blown away by how soft the pencil is and the ease of use.

Makeup Of The Day With Sephora

My makeup of the day using mostly loots from this Sephora haul except for mascara and base! I really love how the Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Adora is such a wearable red! It’s suitable for everyday wear!!

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Shop Your Favourite Makeup With Sephora Online!

And it’s great that Sephora now have an Online Shopping platform! Shopping for your favourite makeup brands can be now done here in the comfort of your home! And it’s great if you don’t like waiting because they usually released new brands online first!

Plus I love how they deliver to POP Stations as there is one near my office. I can just collect at my own time once delivered, not having to worry about having no one at home to receive my precious Sephora haul!

Have you recently haul at Sephora? Let me know what have you bought!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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