[Foodie] W39 Bistro

, by 雨夜 [アマヤ]

Had a quick outing with friends at the west end of Singapore!

I found this cafe from an article posted on herworldplus.

Even though we came on a Sunday, the cafe was not crowded as we had expected, so walk-ins are likely to be available. A little bit on the 'ulu' side because only a few buses go there, and if you miss one, the waiting time is about ~20mins OTL Thankfully there is more than one bus you can take, but all from different bus stops around Clementi xD

Because we were a large group of about 5-6 people, they gave us the 10-seater table xD

Some shots of the internal decor:

The lights above our table!
Lovely displays to entice you!

The cafe has breakfast available till 3pm on weekends \o/ I was really hungry though, so I ordered a main below:

Braised Lamb Shank Mushroom Panini, Salad ($13)
You can check out the rest of their menu on their website! If you want pictures, check out their FB! Look at the sample of foods you can get!

From W39 Bistro FB.

The food is good and decently priced, definitely a must-try! No GST charge, only 10% service charge (: Only thing is that there is no shelter from the bus stop to the bistro, so pack an umbrella, especially in this rainy December. (:

There was an artist decorating their windows when we were there, so you will be just in time to enjoy the Christmassy art :D


Find out more about W39 Bistro:
39 Jalan Mas Puteh
Singapore 128637
Reservations: 96465372


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[Foodie] Kazan Ramen @ Liang Court

, by 雨夜 [アマヤ]

After almost 1+ month of 'I want to blog' & 'I will blog' thoughts, I am finally back here XD

I took a day off studying to collect my Hello Japan! goodie bag from their main office at Liang Court, and treated myself to a good bowl of ramen XD

Tonkotsu Kazen has been around for some time, though the Liang Court branch only opened this August!

Some shots of the interior decorations:

The table comes with different types of condiments and instructions on how to cook your rice/ramen:

Even with a helpful hourglass to keep time XD
The basic ramen is well worth your money at $12, with a few pieces of chashu and a half-egg. I ended up getting 1.5 eggs in my bowl because I thought the egg is the picture was for illustration purposes only LOL.


The karamiso (spicy miso) option is really quite spicy T.T I let the paste sit in the soup for a bit before pushing it to the side so the broth doesn't get too spicy for me XD

The orange paste on top is the spicy miso! 

Thin, springy noodles!
Also tried the Kazan Ramen branch over at Novena, but I honestly think the Liang Court one is better. The chashu is more well-cooked at the Liang Court branch as compared to the Novena branch, which was too dry.

Plus! My events page has finally been updated to speed (lagging since September LOL). Go check it out, and drop me a note if you're going to be at any of the events! (^^)

Also went to collect the goodie bag I won from Hello Japan! Mostly publicity collateral, but the file and the yellow toy came in handy XD

Signing off,


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Black Box -Oct Edition-

, by 雨夜 [アマヤ]

Received my Oct edition of Black Box during AFA period, so I didn't bother about it until now XD

The full box of products I received!

Many many vouchers as usual! Usually I keep only 1 or 2.

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10 more days~!

, by 雨夜 [アマヤ]

I will be attending all 3 days of AFA.ID! Been so blessed to receive free concert tickets from the ARCC organiser because I will be helping out backstage. Holiday-turned-volunteer haha! I've been trying to pick up some Indonesia phrases even though most can speak English/Japanese XD

Please let me meet Kalafina >.< 

Since I have 20kg baggage allowance (my travel partner needs the allowance and Jetstar doesn't allow baggage allowance selection by passenger), I will be bringing Lolita :D Petticoat, loli bag and heavy shoes and all XDD Too bad I don't have a loliable wig, or that will go into the luggage as well. XD

Got myself the AP mook from Kino. :D

Went out to select lovely presents for the kind organisers who got us free concert tickets! Will be bringing 7D dried mango that I bought from PH to ID for Reika yay! Reika is such a sweetheart >.<

Can't wait to meet all the friends I made in AFA.SG last year too! Sora, Echow, Konnichi, Miya, Menk, Richie, Emi, Yoga, Zhuge and more :DD Plus making new friends :D

And of course, bringing my new camera just to take photo with Kalafina hoping to bring backstage exclusives LOLOL.

Judges Unite: backstage exclusive by yours truly XD

August is almost completely gone! I've gone completely off my set blogging schedule because school's been rough (final year thesis woes) plus I was gone for a weekend in Philippines competing in a choir competition. I considered blogging about it but considering the scope this blog covers, probably not XD Maybe next time (:

But still. Say hi to my choir family (:
Will be going back to Naoki Yoshihara by ASH soon to get my hair cut because my bangs are now non-existent XD Stay tuned for a post on that if you like XD

Signing off,


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Black Box - July Edition -

, by 雨夜 [アマヤ]

Black Box is a bi-monthly subscription box service in Singapore and provides customers an easy-to-follow, easy-to-order lifestyle kit for FREE. In it contains a balanced selection of beauty, lifestyle, home and shopping categories.

Different boxes contain different things, and they helpfully provide a list of the possible items.

What I received

SUPER Charcoal Roasted Ipoh White Coffee 

I rarely drink coffee, but these look tempting!

I SERIOUSLY DOUBT this product (no offense, really), but how does it work without glucose XD

Cetaphil Cleanser + Loreal Extraordinary Oil
Brought these two products on my Manila trip because they were small! XD The cleanser gives a pretty clean feeling without tightness, and seems to be able to clean off light makeup as well.  The Loreal Extraordinary Oil does reduce frizz and leaves hair shiny and manageable.

Purer Skin Miracle Serum
Description: Rejuvenates skin by visibly reducing fine lines and wrinkles, leaving skin looking younger and more radiant.

Not sure about the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles since I have so little, but it did leave my skin looking more radiant!

Face Shop Real Nature Face Mask Sheet + Jane Iredale Glowtime Full Coverage BB Cream

Vouchers! My favourite part of the box.

Have you received your July Black Box yet? Subscribe early for better chances! I subscribed back in March and missed their April box because it was full T.T Even then, the June box was delayed by a month due to overwhelming subscriber response.

LIKE them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BlackBoxSG) to participate in their weekly Giveaway Fridays!

P.S. Currently, Black Box is not the only FREE service! Check out BrandBox!

With love,


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[Sponsored] Hada Labo Perfect Gel (3-in-1 Ultra Hydrating Gel)

, by 雨夜 [アマヤ]

Fancy having just one product that can be an essence, cream and mask all at once?

Being all essence, cream and mask at once (3-in-1), the Hada Labo Perfect Gel is also suitable for daily use with the ability to provide 24 hours deep moisturizing effect with its five main ingredients.

3 Types of Hyaluronic Acid for deep and long-lasting moisturization:
1.  Hyaluronic Acid is able to hold 6l of water per gram, providing intense moisture to the skin when applied.
2. Super Hyaluronic Acid is able to hold 2X as much water than Hyaluronic Acid per gram, providing maximum moisturization.
3. Nano Hyaluronic Acid is able to penetrate deep into the skin, providing long lasting and deep moisture to the skin.
4. Collagen to provide firm, elastic and wrinkle-free skin.
5. Ceramide to hold and repair the surface skin cells together for a healthy, smooth skin.

My thoughts

Received the product with very cute packaging!

360-degree view of the box, complete with instructions

The Hada Labo Perfect Gel has a rich cream texture that is non-sticky, allowing your skin to feel light even after applying. Its versatility and effectiveness has won the hearts of so many women that it is No.1. Sales in ‘All-in-One’ gel product segment in Japan.

The actual container
The Perfect Gel comes in a round container with no plastic spoon to help you scoop up product, which might not be appealing to the very hygienic. Keep you hands clean before touching the face, as always!


In terms of its moisturizing effect, it does the job well! I really like the gel-like texture, which allows it to act as an effective mask! With other sleeping masks, sometimes the product is so wet that it pools in certain areas, like my eyebrows OTL But with this, it stays put! (^_^)

The box does mention that you will have to remove it with toner prior to makeup, but I find it not necessary as the absorption happens really quickly. There's no oily feeling at all!

I used it as a daily moisturizer & a mask at night, and I really liked the feeling of waking up to hydrated skin in the morning XD Sleeping in aircon is drying after all. Will definitely keep on using it!


I'm quite skeptical about the effects of the collagen, since collagen is too big a molecule to penetrate the skin topically.

Very dry areas might experience slight stinging; I got it when I first applied this to my nose T.T

I would like it to come in smaller or tube-like packaging so that I can bring it around easier :P

Lastly, many thanks to Ek Media & Hada Labo for this sponsorship!

With love,

Disclaimer: Although this post has been sponsored, it does not affect the integrity of my work.


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[Sponsored] Naoki Yoshihara by ASH

, by 雨夜 [アマヤ]

Selfie :D

Hair Makeover 。◕‿◕。

Very blessed to receive an invitation by Street Angels SG to a hair makeover recently! Naoki Yoshihara by ASH is a very popular hair salon back in Japan, with over 1.2 million customers yearly and more than 100 branches within Japan itself!

Smaller face achieved! 
If you see me now, the colour has faded quite a bit to a dark brown shade T.T But hey, it isn't too bad for a first time colour :DDD

I was treated kindly and professionally by all the staff! The receptionist was humorous as well: "Coffee, Tea, or me?" LOL.

Photo with Atsuko/Tsubaki of NinjaGirlsSG! So pretty *A*
Atsuko-san, Iwai-san (owner of Naoki Yoshihara by ASH in SG) and Ishikawa-san (top stylist in whole of ASH group) were friendly and accomodating! Atsuko-san took time to translate all of Ishikawa-san's recommendations and explanations for them. Many thanks to them (^_^)

My hair was dyed and cut by a friendly Malaysian stylist, Ayu! She's a top stylist there. She was surprised I could understand Cantonese LOLOL :P Throughout, Ishikawa-san would provide some guidance and ask if I was okay XD Felt in good hands at all times :D

Anyway, check out their cover photo!

Image from FB.

The model at the left looks soooo pretty! Makes me tempted to try short hair, if not for the snail pace it's growing T.T

What's more! From 15th July to 30 September 2013, you get to enjoy 30% off for all hair services! Terms and conditions apply.

Image from FB.

P.S. I really went to count how many branches they had okay (http://www.ash-hair.com/salondata/). Check out their branch in England XD

Find out more about Naoki Yoshihara by ASH
177 River Valley Road #02-15/16 Liang Court
Singapore, Singapore 179030

With love,


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OFRA Cosmetics

, by 雨夜 [アマヤ]

Sometime ago, I participated in a giveaway hosted by fellow blogger, Zongyi! She not only blogs, she is a freelance model and dances really well too! The giveaway was about OFRA Cosmetics, and I won the following:

1. Vitamin C Cleanser
2. BB Cream
3. Three Coloured Lipsticks
4. Bandana
5. A few Sample-sized makeup
6. OFRA Catalog

I seriously didn't expect the full-size products to be so big, especially the BB cream and the Vitamin C Cleanser XD The package also came with a handwritten note from Zongyi (:

Along with her signature mermaid namecard (:
In her giveaway post, she even reviews the items for you! Isn't that informative (: OFRA Cosmetics is also very generous with their giveaway items ((:

The bold colours she picked for me XD 

Good for cosplay or halloween XD
Samples of their foundation in #05 & Body lotion
The sample foundation blends really well, leaving no streaks behind even when using my fingers to blend it. Too bad #5 is really dark for me. It will be good for a tanned look perhaps? XD

I will be trying out the BB cream for a few consecutive days to see how it works! Hopefully it will not give me more pimples >.<

Bandana to keep stray hairs away from face during makeup!

Their kits are impressive!
I will continue to update this post with mini-reviews of my own as and when I get to use these products. Really excited to try the Vitamin C Cleanser because my current one will be finishing soon!

The only thing I will be sad about is that their website does not do international shipping, and as of now I have no idea where to get these items locally. So it means when I run out, it's GONE sigh ):

Find out more about OFRA Cosmetics below!

With love,


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