OSIM uMagic

Media Invite

Earlier this month, I attended the product launch for OSIM’s latest massage chair, uMagic, with my family.

Usually, when I attend media events and/or product launches, I will write a blog post detailing the event. This time round, however, I decided to try something different!

So instead of a blog post, I present to you my video coverage of the event! Enjoy!

P.S. I definitely went home feeling super refreshed!

P.P.S Feedback for the video is most welcome!

Bare Your Sole 2015

Media Invite

Bare Your Sole is back for the 7th year running!

Bare Your Sole brings together people from all walks of life to raise awareness for the plight of a large number of people living in poverty without the ability to afford basic amenities, such as shelter or footwear. Funds raised from the 2km and 4km barefoot charity walkathon supports Habitat for Humanity Singaporeโ€™s Project HomeWorks programme, which is a local initiative aimed at improving the living conditions of the elderly, the sick and the physically challenged living in one-room flats in Singapore. Over S$300,000 was raised from last yearโ€™s edition of Bare Your Sole, where more than 5,000 participants turned up to show their support.

I had a tremendous time with my mom and siblings last year and I’m absolutely psyched to be invited to this year’s walk!

And this year, we’ll be doing a 3-generation walk! Sean, Blake, Nakayla, my mom and myself will be heading down together! :D

Besides the walkathon, this year’s Bare Your Sole will also feature a variety of activities ranging from flying fox (!!!) to rock-climbing wall, a Habitat Village and a Kids’ Corner.

And for those who prefer to be entertained, there will be martial arts demonstration and musical performances too.

Bare Your Sole 2015 sure has the makings of a fun-filled family event for everyone of all ages!

And in case you’re still hesitating, here’s why you should join Bare Your Sole 2015!

To register, drop by Bare Your Sole’s website. Registration closes on 23 May 2015, Saturday.

Category Registration Fees

Adult (above 21)
Adult can bring a max. of 2 children
under 7 years for free

Student (21 and below) / NSF /
Senior Citizens (65 and above)

Family of Four
(2 adults, 2 students/NSF/SC)
Family of 4 can bring a max. of 2 children
under 7 years for free

And after you sign up, you can look forward to receive these in your event pack!

I hope to see you there!

Disclaimer: I was invited to participate in this year’s Bare Your Sole. Images with information of the walk are taken from Bare Your Sole’s Facebook page and provided by them. For more information, do visit their website.

The Cardboard Castle

Over the weekend, my hands got itchy – the creative kind. Sort of.

It all started with this huge box…

This huge box contained boxes and boxes of stuff Sean ordered for the children and when we finally emptied it over the course of three days, it was left in the middle of the living room overnight.

The next morning (that will be Saturday), when we were heading to breakfast and bringing the smaller boxes down to recycle, we were thinking if we should keep or throw this huge box out. Obviously, the verdict was to keep it.

We discussed what to do with it over breakfast, and started work on it after returning home.

Sean marked out the areas to cut and I worked on it while he occupied the children, keeping them away from my work area (I was using scissors and penknife!).

The moment it was all cut and we reinforced it as much as we possibly can with tape, Blake and Nakayla went straight into it without hesitation and refused to come out.

‘Twas peaceful while the children ruled their kingdom!

We thought to leave it as it is, after all, it’s just cardboard. How long can it last, right?

Then our race clinic got cancelled due to potential downpour – no way we’re going to risk the children all being caught in a storm! So, I got bored and did this.

I wrapped the castle in brown paper!

This was pretty much the entertainment for the evening, with Blake and Nakayla shifting all their toys in and holing themselves up in there until it was bedtime.

Both stuck to each other in their castle and there was no fight! I’m impressed by the power of this cardboard box!

While Sean and I were resting in bed, I told him that maybe we should go further with the box since the children love it so much. The whole night was spent discussing how we could design it, add-on to it etc. while searching online for ideas. Hehe.

And on Sunday, which will be yesterday, I got down to work again.

First up, designing their very own coat of arms!

It took me a really long time to find this particular template and it was love at first sight when I saw the heart in the middle! I modified it a little so that it’s a 3-part instead of a 4-part coat of arms.

Following that, I used a sharpie and drew freehand, which resulted in this.

By this time, I was really satisfied and the children were very pleased with their newly decorated castle!

But I got bored again, and figured a little more could still be done with the castle, which meant this happened…

I added colours!

And they love it!

Now, to wait for more deliveries, and hopefully the boxes will all be as big or bigger, then we can work on the expansion pack! Hehe!