Monday, 20 January 2020

Monster Jam 2020

Monster Jam 2020

(January 11th, Spectrum Center, Charlotte North Carolina)
We were given the opportunity to attend our second Monster Jam event and we were able to bless another family of 4 with free tickets to the show!
The show was very similar to the one from 2 years ago (review in the link below) :

The only differences we noticed were:
1.      The Donut competition was far more exciting this year!  Most of the drivers were able to spin fast and spin for a longer duration.  It makes it really exciting to see how fast they can spin. 
2.      The freestyle competition was not as fun this year.  There weren’t as many varieties of tricks and the drivers struggled to build up excitement.  However, one driver (Megalodon) did a great job by doing a full 360 flip in the air, which was really the highlight of this competition!
3.      Skyler was even more excited this time around!  There were times when he was standing up and jumping in his seat uncontrollably with excitement.  We love seeing the kids enjoy themselves!

If you or your kids enjoy cars, trucks, spins and flips, consider going to a Monster Jam show.
Follow this blog for more exciting giveaways to shows at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC as well as 25% discounts to some of the upcoming shows!

Disclaimer: This is a Media invite sponsored by Hornets Sports & Entertainment. All opinions are solely our own.

Friday, 4 October 2019

VATOS Rock Crawler review

VATOS Rock Crawler review

Our son Skyler has loved cars, trucks, airplanes, trains and anything else with wheels for as long as we can remember.  Sienna and Skyler have enjoyed Monster Trucks ever since we went to the Monster Jam show in Charlotte, NC’s Spectrum Center.

Imagine how excited they were when they received a remote control VATOS Rock Crawler!?!  This was  their first outdoor all-terrain vehicles that they could control from a far so they were ecstatic!

We didn’t tell them it was actually called “Rock Crawler” and we didn’t give them any instructions or training on how to use it either.  So, we built up their fun and excitement by letting them try increasingly harder tasks:
1.      First, they were able to just get used to the controls on the flat pavement.
a.      These controls are very easy to use, with a ‘trigger’ that can be pulled to make the car go forward; or pushed to make it go backwards.
b.      The circular knob allows the car to go many different directions, not just front, back, left and right.

2.      Then they were asked to try to see how well it went from the pavement to the (long/thick) grass.
3.      After that they tried to see if it would be able to go over a small grassy hill.
4.      The most exciting part was when they were going to see if it could go over a bunch of decently sized rocks.  Honestly none of us thought it would be able to do as well as it did.  It had no trouble maneuvering through these rocks.
5.      The excitement reached a crescendo when one of the kids accidentally flipped over VATOS.  Then we all realized how fun and funny it was to do that and we all wanted to try to recreate that (and we succeeded!).
What we loved:
- The quality of the product
It is well made, without dents.  The suspension on the wheels are high quality.  
Even just racing and running away from the car was exciting for these two (7 and 5 years old).
- The battery
The battery is rechargeable, and the car can be controlled from quite a distance.  Also included is a backup battery that we can switch when needed.

If you are interested in buying this and want to first see our video review of the Rock Crawler (it’s a lot more exciting than just words), please click on the following video:

Also, follow us on Instagram if you are interested in the next Monster Jam show at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte in January of 2020… we will be giving away another 4 tickets to the show!  It will be our 7th giveaway at the Spectrum Center, so you don’t want to miss it.

Disclaimer: I have received this product in exchange for my honest (with love) review. All opinions are solely our own.

Monday, 30 September 2019

Disney On Ice (Mickey’s Search Party) meets Cirque du Soleil!

Written by Karthik Naga aka Mr. Hubby a.k.a daddy #SiennaSkyler (mommy's on "break")

Disney On Ice (Mickey’s Search Party) meets Cirque du Soleil!

Since we have been fortunate to go to three Disney On Ice shows in the past, we felt that this one might be similar to the ones before:

I knew there would be the wonderful stories, memorable music and breathtaking ice skating that usually accompanies Disney On Ice.  Those are enough to make the kids enjoy the show, but for the adults would it be more of the same?  I didn’t expect any surprises…
But boy was I wrong!

This Mickey’s Search Party show honestly was the most exciting Disney On Ice show that we have been to.  They had the same high level of stories, music and ice skating, but they add a HUGE dose of aerial acrobatics.  There were at least four or five times when we were astounded by the level of difficulty in the entertainment right before our very eyes.  Since we have also been to two Cirque du Soleil shows, we can honestly say that this was a level of acrobatics that can compete with that show.  To make it even more amazing, it was on ice!
Although we don’t want to give away the whole show, I took video of some of the high-flying acrobatics, which you can see in this link:

If you would like to see more of the show, please follow this unlisted link:

The other aspect of this show that I felt they improved on from previous shows was the crowd interaction.  The hosts and characters spent quite a bit of time close to the audience and really made us feel a part of the show.

You can hardly go wrong with Disney, so we would definitely recommend checking out Disney on Ice.  Follow us on Instagram if you live in the Charlotte area and you can stand a chance to winning free tickets to upcoming shows in the Spectrum Center!

Disclaimer: This is a Media invite sponsored by Hornets Sports & Entertainment. All opinions are solely our own.

Thursday, 25 April 2019

bee choo ladies only HERBAL HAIR & SCALP TREATMENT review

6 reasons you should head down to Bee Choo Ladies if and ONLY if you are a lady!

There are many more reasons I could go on and on about this place but here are my top 6!!!

1) It is ONLY for ladies
I find this very relaxing... 
No need to worry about men eyeing or having to make sure you are seated decently (not that I don't, but you don't need to constantly worry about it)!

The plus point is that there's extra privacy if you need it even more! 
You can just pull the curtains shut. 

This ladies only concept is exceptionally wonderful for Muslim ladies that wear hijab/tudung a.k.a headgear. 
I saw a Muslim lady took off her hijab as soon as she stepped foot into the salon! 

2) Location 
Being in the central area (Bugis), it is perfect for working ladies to stop by in between meetings or a LONG 2 hours "lunch break" ... Hehehe.
Stay at home mommies can also stop by in between running errands.

3) Quickie
In and out in exactly 2 hours or less!
This is extremely good for our busy hectic lifestyle. 
I unfortunately booked my last appointment on Good Friday.
Since it was a public holiday, the place was packed. 
Even then, I was done in 1 hr 45 mins!!! 
Kudos to the staff there for their quick yet thorough, professional service! 

4) Say NO to hard selling
Back to the previous point. 
Some places try to sell you their packages and will take about 15-30mins going through their whole "sha-bang" presentation! 
This was a quick happy goodbye and I was out the door. 
I even asked what are the packages that they offer. 
She said no, they don't offer any packages and pointed me to their simple basic payment structure!
Fuss free... 

5) Affordable
As you can see from the above picture, it is really affordable!
How much do you usually pay for just a quick shampoo n blowout? I'm guessing between $20-40?
This one that I did includes hair scanning (do note this is only done during non peak hours), scalp treatment which includes spraying on their herbal tonic, putting on their signature herbal treatment paste (that encourages hair growth, improves blood circulation, helps combat oily, dandruff and itchy scalp, etc... ), steaming it (this helps to open up the pores so the herbal paste nutrients can be absorbed easily) and the added bonus of getting a scalp, head and shoulders massage!

You get ALL these for an affordable price!
This money saving mom *ahemmm* "cheapo" approves!!! 



6) Natural organic products and RESULTS!!!
Bee choo only uses 100% natural herbal ingredients.
So it is safe for everybody including pregnant women and breastfeeding moms!
Just imagine all the nutrients your hair follicles are getting. The results are amazing.
After going for just 3 treatments, I can see improvements.
My scalp is cleaner, healthier and I can see baby hairs starting to grow!
Remember, healthy hair starts from healthy scalp...always find the root problem! Lol...
(with a healthy diet and exercise of course!) 

(BEFORE: Oil clogged at the roots/pores)

(BEFORE: Red itchy scalp)

(BEFORE: Traces of dandruff)

(AFTER: Clean scalp, not clogged and oily)

(AFTER: Baby hairs emerging!)

I especially love the shampoo that they use!!!
It leaves a cooling n refreshing minty sensation to the scalp, even after it was washed off!
You can even buy their products if you like.

You also have a choice of natural colored or colorless paste! 
I chose the clear one the first 2 times and decided to go for the colored one for my last appointment as advised by my therapist!
The color is a very subtle tinge of red.
Which I'm liking it since my hair needed some change!

- Do wear black or dark colored shirt especially if you choose the colored paste!
- Do note since they use ONLY 100% Herbal ingredients, there's bound to be herbal smell
       It will linger for a few days but not to worry, my hubby did not notice the smell. Lol! 
       If you are into Chinese herbal medicine, you won't mind the smell. 
- FREE WiFi!!! Or read a book or magazine? 
       I chose to shut off, shutdown and relax! 



- Remember to call to book your appointment (best to come during weekdays non peak hours) 

Overall a wonderful pampering ME time...
Everyone should do it for their sanity! 
Men, don't worry! 
There's also for you guys too... 
There are many unisex Bee Choo locations all throughout Singapore.
Go pamper yourself too and you will definitely look and feel good after your session.
You can thank me later!!! 

Address: 5 Pahang Street
Singapore 198606
Tel: +65 6291 5354

Operating Hours:
Weekdays – 10am to 7pm (last appointment)
Weekends & Public Holidays – 9am to 4:30pm (last appointment)

Peak Hours:  5pm to 7pm Weekdays, Weekends & Public Holidays (15-30 mins of waiting time)

Disclaimer: I have received this service in exchange for my honest (with love) review. 
All opinions are solely my own.

*so nice to bump into a fellow mommy blogger!