Thursday, August 25, 2016

[HOTEL REVIEW] DAY 3 of our 3D2N STAYCATION at FULLERTON HOTEL SINGAPORE - Heritage Room

To know how we got  a free upgrade and received VIP treatment at Fullerton Hotel, read DAY 1 of our 3D2N STAYCATION at FULLERTON HOTEL SINGAPORE. For DAY 2, click here.

DAY 3 at Fullerton Hotel



As it's our last day there, it got harder and harder to leave the place. Whether we admit it or not, it has become so close to our hearts to the point we think it’s our home.


We had our last breakfast and then explored the building as best as we could to take as much photos as we can.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

[HOTEL REVIEW] DAY 2 of Our 3D2N STAYCATION at FULLERTON HOTEL SINGAPORE - Heritage Room

To know how we got  a free upgrade and received VIP treatment at Fullerton Hotel, read DAY 1 of our 3D2N STAYCATION at FULLERTON HOTEL SINGAPORE.


DAY 2 at Fullerton Hotel

Although we stayed up late the previous night, I still woke and got up early. I didn’t want to waste time in bed when we have a whole building to explore. Of course, we gotta start the day with breakfast. And like other hotels that offer buffet for breakfast, they’re open, if I’m not mistaken, from as early as 6:30AM to 10AM every day. BTW, our second day there was not only a Sunday but also a Happy Father’s Day!


[HOTEL REVIEW] DAY 1 of Our 3D2N STAYCATION at FULLERTON HOTEL SINGAPORE - Heritage Room | (How to Get a Free Upgrade, VIP Treatment and more!)

 
This is one of my very long overdue posts but one that I definitely have to publish because I would be doing our 5th Wedding Anniversary an injustice if I don't.

Yep! We recently celebrated our 5th Wedding Anniv and we stayed at Fullerton Hotel as a treat for ourselves. We normally would book a flight somewhere outside of Singapore for occasions like this but this year, we agreed to have a STAYCATION instead and experience Singapore in a whole new level.

So, where to begin? Ah! How about I take you back to our booking venture to see how we got a free upgrade, received VIP treatment and experienced all the other perks and discounts? Sounds good?


Note: This is NOT a sponsored post.

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If you’re an eligible VISA premium card holder, you can proceed to create your account on their website: http://www.visaluxuryhotelcollection.com/benefits. Once you have your account created and verified, you can start choosing from over 900 luxury hotels around the world where you want to go and experience 7 premium benefits! It’s that simple!

Simply log in to the website, select a hotel and book it through the VISA Luxury Hotel Collection website and you are sure to get the following:

       Best available rate guarantee
       Automatic room upgrade upon arrival, when available
       Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi, when available
       Complimentary continental breakfast
       $25 USD food or beverage credit
       VIP Guest status
       3PM check-out upon request, when available


So, did we get all of the abovementioned benefits? DEFINITELY! To know more about our experience in Fullerton Hotel, keep reading!

DAY 1 at Fullerton Hotel



Friday, August 19, 2016

A Date with WickerMoss Means a Facial and Hand Massage at Chanel, a Lavish Lunch at Noodle Rice Reataurant and an Endless Chat Over Aromatic Lattes and Mouthwatering Toast at Dazzling Café

After more than two years of NO face-to-face moments, I was finally re-united with this lovely heaven sent human being last Wednesday (17th Aug). 


So what did we do? Where did we go? For starters, she treated me to an hour and a half of facial and hand massage at the Chanel stall in Paragon building. What a posh way to meet and catch up, right?!


Unfortunately, I was not allowed to snap some pics where I had the flash facial done. I guess it's because of their new product which she used on mah face. It's a pre-serum which doesn't necessarily have to be used everyday. Only on days where the face badly needs some instant lift and radiance. 


As with other facials, the first thing she did was removed my makeup. To rinse the makeup removing product (I'm not sure if that was oil or cream as I had my eyes shut. All I knew was that it was cold!), she used a hot towel. Not only did it thoroughly rinsed mah face, it also sort of opened up my pores. Next thing she did was applied toner followed by an eye cream and a eye massage. That's the first time my eye area was massaged like that and though it felt weird in the beginning, it grew on me and I ended up liking it. Next was a lip cream application followed by a massage focussed on the mouth area. She then applied a pre-serum and massaged mah whole face and man was that good! That's the kind of facial I enjoy. It relaxed me. After the massage, she slathered another pre-serum and this one was their new product. Another round of that wonderful massage but this time with their sort of rolling thingymajigs and then the actual serum was applied followed by moisturizer and sunblock. That flash facial was heavenly!
 
It didn't end there! Outside the facial curtain, a hand massage was waiting for me. She used three products on me but I can't remember them because my fairygodmother was busy distracting me, LOL. All I can remember now was how soft, supple and fragrant my hands and arms felt and smelled yesterday. 


And because my makeup was removed during the facial, the fairygodmother requested the lovely staff of Chanel to paint some colors  back on mah face. That made me feel sooo special! Thanks to Chanel for their stellar customer service.

Our day had just started (insert devil-ish laugh here). We roamed around searching for the right place to have our lunch. She brought me to Noodle Rice Restaurant, a food venue I probably would have never dared to go to on my own as I am not the adventurous type when it comes to where to eat. I ordered based on her recommendations as I was scared to try something I might not enjoy. We had rice and  pork ribs partnered with iced lemon tea for me and bottomless hot tea for her.


We chatted for I dunno how long. That's the problem when you don't always see your friends. Our stories to tell were, well, worth 2plus years hahaha. 

And it's as if we didn't eat, because we still looked for a different place to have our dessert. She brought me to this magical place where everything is... well, dazzling! 




We stayed there and talked for hours. It was 7:30ish when we decided to leave the cafe. 







I even convinced her to ride the MRT with me for just one station haha. We're almost inseparable. Good thing there's always a next time! I'm already looking forward to our next date. 


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

First Post in 2016: Is My Long Hiatus Over?

   
Hi, thelatebloomer11 here! Does anyone here still know me? Anyone? Not even one? (Sigh) Oh well, I can’t blame you. I didn’t even leave a love note before leaving, did I? (Sigh)

But enough of the drama! There is, of course, a reason or reasons rather, why I was gone for more than two years, but does the answer to what those reasons are really matter to you? I think what matters more is to know if I’m back now for good. So… Am I?

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Truth is, I also don’t know. All I’m certain about right now is how much I’ve missed blogging. I remember how it used to be an outlet of my very restless mind and how it used to be very therapeutic to me especially “on those” stressful days. “Then why did I abandon blogging?” you may ask. Well, leaving this site without notice was never my intention. During the stint that I was away from my baby (this blog), I went through a lot of stress physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. And even though blogging as I have just mentioned was therapeutic, it is also at the same time, “a lot of work”. How? If it’s not that obvious yet, blogging is not just about writing but more about sharing what you already know and what you have just learned, sharing something new, interesting and of value. With blogging, I also take photos, edit them and include them to my post whenever necessary. And when I take pictures for my blog, I don’t just take a few shots for one item but a ton of ‘em! After taking all the photos I need, I transfer them to my laptop and from there I begin choosing which I should edit and include in my post. So you see, just the sorting-out process alone already asks for a tremendous amount of effort. While it is admittedly fun to do especially if you’re really passionate about blogging, it is also a bit tiring TBH.  It is why blogging didn’t succeed to be my stress relief during my 2plus years of MIA.

So, if I’m not really going to tell you what happened to me while I was gone and I’m not going to confidently say that I’m staying for good now that I’m back, what is this post about then? Hmmm… let’s just say for now that even though I may have gone astray from blogging for a long while, the love for writing is still in my DNA and I guess it’s here to stay. Also, I may have just acquired a bunch of new products from my recent trip to my hometown, which I would love to share my thoughts on with y’all in the coming days through this blog. That is, if you don’t mind and I sincerely hope you don’t. *wink wink*