The kind folks at Tooth Angels invited me down for a consultation before my ROM. After the consultation, I found out some depressing news, I was suffering from a bit of gum infection. I was advised to come back for scaling and polishing. They kindly offered a complimentary session and offered a discounted rate for my hubby (or then fiance Ching Chong Boy)
The hubby's teeth condition was really bad! I think his poor dentist has really a lot to work with but in the end, the stains were removed and it was really a big difference!
Both the hubby and I walked away feeling good 🙂
The kind folks at Tooth Angels are offering a special discounted rate to my readers. Pay only $65 for scaling and polishing. This is also bundled with a free consultation! Check them out now! Quote that you're my reader to enjoy this rate!
Chinese New Year is soon! This year, will be my first year visiting my hubby's relatives and I'm super excited! The best thing about Chinese New Year is the new clothes thingy! For a shopaholic like me, it's a fantastic "mission"!
This year, I bought some of my CNY clothes from Jipaban.com! I've came out with a 7 days of CNY lookbook encompassing of outfits, shoes, apparels and bags all from Jipaban.com!
Check out my suggested styling for CNY!
For the first day, I'll definitely dress up a bit more formal for house visiting! I matched neutral outfits (the skirt isn't so black in person though, it's more nude!) with red hot shoes and bag!
What will you be wearing for this year's CNY? If you’re still undecided on what to wear, check out Jipaban's blog or their CNY lookbook for more inspiration. So check out Jipaban.com if you haven’t chosen your outfits yet!
After my ROM, the hubby and I decided to go for a mini vacation. We fondly called our little mini honeymoon as minimoon. Major one after the big AD in 2014!
The kind folks at ICON and the Sofitel group kindly hosted us for 2 nights at Bangkok and Krabi each. We extended a few more nights our of our own moolah as we felt it was really a waste to head back so soon.
We first flew to Bangkok and stayed at the lovely Sofitel So Bangkok. As most of you guys may know, I am such a HUGE fan of Bangkok. I travel there practically yearly and I love the food, the shopping, the nightlife, well basically everything.
We decided to stay at Sofitel So Bangkok because I fell in love with it's intricate designs. The location is in a rather prime central location on the corner of North Sathorn and Rama IV roads.
The hotel is known as an urban design hotel with 5 lovely themed rooms centred around the Five Elements - Water, Earth, Wood, Metal and Fire. We chose to stay in the Water Element room due to it's rather sleek and sophiscated design and it's view of Lumpini Park.
Background info of all the rooms:
Water Element: Sleek and Sophisticated
Created by Pongthep Sagulku of August Design, a veteran firm known for its sleek, timeless designs, the Water element rooms feature an onyx bathtub next to the window and marble walls with a dark and mysterious tone that dims and stills the room to absorb the striking view of Bangkok from floor-to-ceiling windows.
Earth Element: Calm and Affectionate
The Earth element rooms by Vitoon Kunalungkarn, of long-established IAW Design, are grounded in simplicity, in tune with Mother Nature, and decorated with Thai primeval wall paintings set against a ravishing blue that makes the rooms come alive.
Wood Element: Stylish and Mythical
Nithi Sthapitanonda, the award-winning founder of 49 Group, designed the Wood element rooms that invite guests to discover a fresh appreciation of wood creations. Wood and light interact to create space as art – the signature adornment being a hand sketched old Siamese mural – while the overall effect is a sense of calmness in contrast to the bustling city outside.
Metal Element: Pure and Elegant
Known for his philosophical approach in creating spaces as reflections of their locale, Somchai Jongsaeng of Deca Atelier has made the Metal element rooms simple and tranquil, immaculate spaces that are bright and welcoming through their different shades of white and sleek metallic detail.
Fire Element: Dynamic and Passionate
Rujiraporn Wanglee of PIA Interior, with over 25 years’ design experience, used the Fire element in public areas and restaurants to create dynamic space for social interaction with a sense of warmth, energy, and playfulness. Iconic among the Fire spaces is Red Oven, a showcase kitchen representing passion for the culinary arts.
I loved that the rooms are all equipped with the Apple Mac mini. As a blogger, I needed my daily dose of the internet! We also enjoyed club lounge benefits (am so spoiled by hotels that offer this!) where we enjoyed yummy cocktails and snacks. As it was afterall our honeymoon, we decided to enjoy a more laidback trip. Instead of piahing to the shopping centres, we relaxed at the Club Signature, enjoyed a very comfortable couple SPA and even went for a good meal at Park Society.
I loved the Club Signature lounge. In fact, we both practically spent hours there! The lounge is inspired by signature designer Mr. Christian Lacroix, featuring a masterpiece of Art Creation. We enjoyed all-day breakfast, snacks, refreshments, evening cocktails and a wide selection of vintage and new world wines. I pigged out like mad here. Oops.
We decided to splurge and enjoy a very relaxing couple spa session at So Spa. The place was themed as a mythological forest offered a much needed retreat. The masseuse soothed my aches and pains with her gentle fingers and the hubby was snoring in no time. We felt extremely refreshed after the 1.5 hour session!
We were also wowed by Park Society which was located on the 29th floor of Sofitel So Bangkok. Not only was the service impeccable, the food, was to die for. The steak just melted in my mouth and the foie gras was to die for. I thought it was a perfect romantic dinner there and I highly encourage anyone heading to Bangkok to enjoy cocktails and a meal there. It was a perfect ending to a perfect holiday.
If you are keen, I would highly recommend you stay at Sofitel So Bangkok. While the prices are not cheap, the service and the rooms were extremely comfortable. Super recommended for couples for romantic getaways and honeymoon! I am hoping to head back there again soon with the hubby.
Remember my entry yesterday? I had interviewed one of the five contestants: Mr Peh Hock Peng or more commonly known as Michael.
We were also given a chance to vote for who we think would win the million bucks. A lucky voter would win 500 Changi Dollar Vouchers for him/herself too! The first 300 to register will also get an Angry Bird plushie! Not only that, there were candy floss and popcorn for everyone! And at the end of the event, a yummy reception for everyone to enjoy!
I also had the pleasure to meet Michael's wife and kids. His wife is really friendly and the kids were excitedly cheering Michael on.
Together with the other bloggers, we arrived earlier to take a look at the place and to chope a good place to take pictures. :p We began with the lovely introduction of the emcees for the day: Daniel Ong and Peifen!
They introduced the finalists who all had their names customised on the Changi Millonaire polo tees. They first started with a fun activity which was a "Dress up the mannequin" activity.
All finalists had to dress up the mannequins with the items. The male finalists had some problem doing this, I guess if it were to remove the outfits, they would fare much better. LOL.
Luckily this was a non-elimination round. Else poor Kenny and Michael might have been eliminated :p
The next round began with a little dance performance by 10 lovely dancers.
The finalists were supposed to pick the lucky top hat where only 4 out of 10 would have a pink star. Choosing the lucky hat would ensure the finalist's placement in the next round.
For the third round, the finalists were to choose the blocks (looks like Jenga yeah?).
In the end Sun Ming and Michael were the lucky two who moved to the final round!
The final round was where both Sun Ming and Michael had to spin the wheel. This is where they'll obtain a key to open the door of the number indicated. There were a total of 6 doors and only one of them would open the door to a million bucks! As you can tell, this is mainly based on luck, really heng suay!
Sun Ming went first and obtain the key for door number 3. At this time, my heart was beating really fast! All of us were extremely excited and really caught up in the moment!
When Sun Ming opened the door and it wasn't the million bucks door, all of us awww in disappointment.
It was then Michael's turn. He spun and got door number 1. And before he opened it, I swear that the tension and anticipation was so thick and everyone held their breath.
AND IT WAS THE RIGHT DOOR! MICHAEL PEH HOCK PENG IS THE CHANGI MILLIONAIRE!!!!!
Congratulations to the Pehs!!!
The moment when they announced Michael as the winner, I myself was jumping up and down cheering too! I think I speak on behalf of all of the Changi Millionaire bloggers, we all felt really connected to our finalists. I personally am really happy that Michael won! And receiving a nice thank you message from Michael and his wife Sonia about my writeup on him really made me feel really happy. 🙂
Congratulations once again! I interviewed Michael after that and asked him how he felt about winning and the overall experience, he replied that he was excited and he never thought he would have won. But most of all, he couldn't wait to spend time with his family.
I can't think of a more deserving winner. 🙂
Last but not least, a picture with a millionaire! First time taking a picture with one 😉
Thank you Changi Airport for giving me the opportunity to work on this project 🙂