《葉問3 Ip Man 3》in Cinemas now

Watched Ip Man 3《葉問3》in cinema recently. Featuring casts – Donnie Yen 甄子丹 as Ip Man, Lynn Hung 熊黛林 as wife of Ip Man, Max Zhang Jin 张晋(husband of Ada Choi Siu Fun蔡少芬), Patrick Tam Yiu Man 谭耀文 and renowned boxer champion Mike Tyson.

《葉問3》先行預告 Ip Man 3 Teaser Trailer

Ip Man 3 Making of (Action)

Movie Review:

If you enjoy martial arts and fighting scenes, you will enjoy this movie as it showcases Wing Chun 咏春拳, a form of Chinese Martial Arts which is quite popular in Hong Kong. Muk Yan Jong 木人樁(Wooden Dummy is frequently featured in this movie.

For this action packed movie, it focuses on the moves and the grooves. I would say that Patrick Tam’s imaging for the hooligan was well done. Lynn Hung looked more elegant in her qipao compared to the previous installment of Ip Man 1 & Ip Man 2.

It also showcases the emotional side of Ip Man with his wife and his younger son Ip Ching and jealousy of Cheung Tin Chi who thinks his Wing Chun is authentic compared to Ip Man’s Wing Chun.

Do watch if you like Martial arts.

 

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Panasonic Christmas Cooking

Christmas time is coming very soon in a few days time. Have you even thought of what to prepare for the Christmas feast? Hmmm – Let Panasonic Cooking – give you some wonderful ideas of what you can prepare for Christmas feast.

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Thank you Omy.sg and Panasonic Singapore for the invitation for this Christmacooking workshop.

Mdm Theresa Wong (above) has a lot of cooking experience and she taught a lot of tips on how to manage cooking dishes while using Panasonic applicances.

Recipe: Glutinous Rice with Chinese Sausage and Mushroom (credit to Panasonic Singapore)

 

Add some oil to fry the scallops using Panasonic Microwave Oven – End product and add to the glutinous rice for the crispy taste.

Ingredients:
300g white glutinous rice
40g dried prawns
3 dried mushrooms (soaked, shredded)
1 Chinese sausage (sliced, microwave for 30secs)
3 shallots (sliced)
1 knob ginger (sliced)
1 stalk Chinese parsley (cut)
2 tbsp oil Sauce
1 tsp pepper
½ tsp sugar
¾ tsp salt
1 tsp light soya sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
½ tsp dark soya sauce
1 tbsp shallot

Method:
1. Soaked glutinous rice with 2 cups water for 2-3 hrs.
2. Cook shallot with 2 tbsp oil on High power in a microwave oven for about 3 mins, till golden brown, uncovered. (Stir-in-between)
3. Cook dried prawns on High power for 1 min, next add 1 tbsp shallot oil and cook for another 1-1½ mins, uncovered (using microwave oven to cook)
4. Cook glutinous rice, Chinese sausage, mushroom, dried prawns, ginger, sauce and some golden brown shallot together with water, set to delicious mode, next press start. ( stir-in-between cooking time)
5. When ready, stir in Chinese parsley and golden brown shallot.

Note: Best cook in Panasonic rice cooker SR-HB-184 (shown below)

Panasonic rice cooker #panasoniccookingsg

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Recipe: Black Pepper Roasted Chicken with Stuffing (credit to Panasonic Singapore)

Hmmm…. Buying a Turkey is too expensive and a hassle to prepare it. Well you can consider Roasted Chicken instead. Cheaper and value for money.

Preparation for roast chicken @omysg #panasoniccookingsg #christmas @panasonicsg

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The Chicken has to be marinated 1 day before roasting. This is to ensure great taste for the chicken.

Ingredients:
1.4 kg chicken
1 ¾ tsp salt
1½ tbsp black pepper
½ tsp sugar
1 tsp dark soya sauce
1 tsp light soya sauce
2 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp ginger juice (need to grate the ginger slices to get the ginger juice)
Honey (use for glazing)
Some oil and sesame oil for brushing

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Method:
1. Wash chicken, pierce skin, pat dry with kitchen towel.
2. Seasoned chicken with above ingredients for at least 2 hrs. or overnight.
3. Stuff chicken with cooked glutinous rice (you can use the recipe for the glutinous rice and used it as the stuffing). Use toothpicks to seal the area to prevent the stuffing from coming out.
4. Brushed chicken with oil, place on rack so as to allow the underside to brown, set to roast chicken pad, next key in weight of chicken, next press start pad. (Turn over at ½ time)
5. When ready, glaze with honey.
Note: Best roasted in Panasonic microwave steam oven.

#panasoniccookingsg @omysg makes life easy

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End Product:

Recipe: STEAMED CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE GANACHE (credit to Panasonic Singapore and Diana Gale)

Chocolatey delicious with chocolate steam cake #omysg @omysg #greatfood #panasonicsg #panasoniccookingsg @panasonicsg

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I never heard people used steam from an oven for making a chocolate cake. This sounded interesting. This Recipe inspired by Diana Gale (http://thedomesticgoddesswannabe.com/), winner of Singapore Blog Awards Best Cooking Blog 2014 and 2015

Ingredients:
180g butter (room temperature)
180g castor sugar
200g full cream evaporated milk
2 eggs (beaten with fork)
100g plain flour
50g cocoa powder
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp vanillin (Vanilla powder)
2 tbsp rum (optional)
8” round removable cake tin lined with baking paper (or springform cake tin)

 

For the ganache:
80ml milk
200g semi-sweet chocolate chips

Method:
1. Place butter, sugar and milk in a casserole, cook on medium power for 5 mins, stir-in-between. Stir and leave to cool for about 10-13 mins.
2. Add beaten eggs and rum into the butter mixture.
3. Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and vanillin into a large mixing bowl.
4. Pour butter mixture into the dry ingredients.
5. Stir until the mixture is well mixed.
6. Pour mixture into a lined baking tin.
7. Lift the baking tin about 10cm off the table top and drop it onto the table top to remove the larger bubbles. Repeat twice more.
8. Set to steam mode # 2 for 55 mins or until an inserted skewer emerges cleanly.
9. Cool cake completely in the baking tin before removing.
10. To make the chocolate ganache, heat milk in a medium casserole on high power for 50 secs. (Heat in microwave oven)
11. Stir in chocolate chips, cook on high power 2 ½ mins., stir-in-between.
12. Stir chocolate mixture till smooth and well mix, pour over cake and spread with spatula to cover the whole cake.
13. Chill the cake before serving.

Note: Best steamed in Panasonic steamed microwave oven NN-CS894

A volunteer Making chocolate steam cake with Mdm Theresa

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Have to set the timer twice as the programme only allows steaming cake up to 30minutes and add water to allow Panansonic oven to provide the steam for the cake.

After steaming the cake… #panasoniccookingsg @omysg

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After 55 minutes of steaming. Time to cool down and prepare for the chocolate coating for the steam cake.

Panasonic Microwave oven (shown below) is used for melting of chocolate chips for the coating.

#panasoniccookingsg @omysg makes life easy

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Then use the molten chocolate to coat the cake.

Chocolatey delicious with chocolate steam cake #omysg @omysg #greatfood #panasonicsg #panasoniccookingsg @panasonicsg

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Add some nuts for decoration. And it’s ready for eating…

Steamed chocolate cake #panasoniccookingsg @omysg

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Recipe: Cinnamon Bun

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Making the dough using Panasonic Bread maker

You Can add yeast at its separate compartment.

Kneeling process with Panasonic Breadmaker (with the blade for kneeling)

Remove the blade from the bread maker and then Kneeling the dough before adding the ingredients

 

Kneeling dough #panasoniccookingsg

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Adding cinnamon powder, banana slices and chocolate chips on the dough. Before rolling the dough up and cut into 4 pieces before resuming the baking of cinnamon bun.

Adding ingredients to cinnamon bun

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End product:

Time to cut and eat. I could take the crust and the cinnamon powder on the bun.

Cinnamon bun #panasoniccookingsg @omysg

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You can add chocolate chips and banana or other suitable ingredients to make it more attractive.

 

Recipe: Sesame Paste Dressing

Making sesame paste dressing with panasonic blender #panasoniccookingsg

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Will need Panasonic Blender to do the job. Add Apple cider and cold water and mix well.

 

Glimpse of sesame paste sauce for salad #panasoniccookingsg #panasonicveggielife @omysg #omysg

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Easy to do right? I could taste the roasted sesame from the dressing.

I am being introduced to Panasonic Veggie Life during the cooking workshop.

#panasoniccookingsg #panasonicveggielife @omysg #omysg with the ambassador #Pornsak #pornsakp

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Here’s the introduction of Panasonic Veggie Life commercial featuring Left Profile Artiste – Pornsak.

Veggie Life products are freshly grown and packed in Panasonic Singapore Factory. Veggie Life has to be consumed within a week. If you do not intend to eat it immediately, it is better to store it in the refrigerator.

There are 3 different types of Veggie Life Products – namely Nourish Mix, Anti-Oxidant Mix and Vibrant Mix.

#panasonicveggielife – nice salad #omysg @omysg #panasoniccookingsg

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I got to sample 3 different types of Veggie Life mixed with sesame paste dressing.

Panasonic veggie life with sesame paste dressing #omysg @omysg #panasoniccookingsg #panasonicsg @panasonicsg

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Vibrant mix is one of my favourite.

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It is Time to get my hands busy and dirty for my Christmafeast preparation with these wonderful tips. Time management is very important as we do not wish to waste so much time (more than 6 hours) to cook a few dishes. I even spent 1 hour cooking jelly for Christmadespite it is one of the more simpler dishes.

Christmas cooking #konnyakujelly

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To everybody: Merry Christmas  and a Happy new year

Visit to Trick Eye Museum Singapore

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Trick Eye is short for ‘Trick of the eye’, which refers to an art technique that turns two-dimensional paintings into three-dimensional images through the use of optical illusions. With that, 2D paintings on the museum walls, floors and ceilings appear to pop out of the surface and come to life. Visitors are more than welcome to explore the various themed galleries with their eyes, hands and even cameras. Step inside the paintings to complete a visual narrative with your creative poses, and watch a “tricky” story unfold before your camera. At Trick Eye Museum, you’ll be creating unforgettable memories with friends and family amid fun and laughter, with a dash of educational and cultural enrichment.

Thank you The Influencer Network and Trick Eye Museum Singapore for this wonderful invitation. I had tons of fun posing photos and upload on my .instagram account.

As a visitor, I will suggest that you should unleash your creativity and pose as many pictures to create special effects. Do enjoy yourself while taking pictures at Trick Eye Museum.

There are a few different theme zones in Trick Eye Museum Singapore. Namely – Unveil the mystery, Re-ignite the ‘Excitement’, Overcome the ‘Supernatural’, Immerse into a Fairy Tale romance, Escape into Fantasy and Explore a Trick World.

Here’s some of the photos taken at Trick Eye Museum Singapore.

Theme : Unveil the mystery

  1. Sunny afternoon on an island

Me relaxing…. @trickeyemuseumsg #trickeyesg #tinxtrickeyesg #theinfluencernetwork

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2.  Centaur Chariot

Fun @trickeyemuseumsg #tinxtrickeyesg #trickeyesg #theinfluencernetwork #followmetotrickeyesg #sgblog

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3. Parisian Street on a rainy day

Shelter under the umbrella #tinxtrickeyesg #trickeyesg #theinfluencernetwork @trickeyemuseumsg

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4. Circus area

"Don't cry. I am here to help." #trickeyesg #theinfluencernetwork #tinxtrickeyesg @trickeyemuseumsg

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Balancing act #trickeyesg #tinxtrickeyesg #theinfluencernetwork #followmetotrickeyesg @trickeyemuseumsg

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5. Starry Night (based on 1 of the famous paintings from Van Gogh)

6.Scream… (also based on 1 of the famous paintings from Van Gogh)

Ohhhhh…… #tinxtrickeyesg #trickeyesg #theinfluencernetwork @trickeyemuseumsg #followmetotrickeyesg

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7.  I took a photo With Mona Lisa

Taking selfie with Mona Lisa @trickeyemuseumsg #tinxtrickeyesg #trickeyesg #followmetotrickeyesg #theinfluencernetwork

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8. Bin area

Why am i struck here…? #tinxtrickeyesg #trickeyesg #theinfluencernetwork @trickeyemuseumsg #followmetotrickeyesg

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Zone: Re-ignite the ‘Excitement’

  1. Ice Cliff Climbing

2. Bamboo scene with Panda

 

3. Prison (this is part of the picture as the dinosaur was excluded from the background)

 

Theme: Overcome the ‘Supernatural’

  1. Elephant ride

2. Part of the Skull Garden

Skull and i #tinxtrickeyesg #trickeyesg #theinfluencernetwork @trickeyemuseumsg

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3. Hourglass

Hourglass @trickeyemuseumsg #trickeyesg

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Theme: IMMERSE INTO A ‘FAIRY-TALE’ ROMANCE

  1. Motorcycle with Mr Wolf

Riding a motorbike with Mr Wolf #tinxtrickeyesg #trickeyesg #theinfluencernetwork @trickeyemuseumsg

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2. Teddy Bear

I love bear …. #trickeyesg #tinxtrickeyesg #theinfluencernetwork @trickeyemuseumsg #followmetotrickeyesg

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Theme: ESCAPE INTO ‘FANTASY’

Some of the pictures are based on Alice in the Wonderland.

  1. Swan

Hugging the swan… #tinxtrickeyesg #trickeyesg #theinfluencernetwork #followmetotrickeyesg @trickeyemuseumsg

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2. Flower Ball

Me in a lotus pod #tinxtrickeyesg #trickeyesg #theinfluencernetwork #followmetotrickeyesg @trickeyemuseumsg

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3. Pegasus ride

Me on pegasus. #tinxtrickeyesg #trickeyesg #theinfluencernetwork #followmetotrickeyesg @trickeyemuseumsg

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4. Papparazzi

#trickeyesg #tinxtrickeyesg #theinfluencernetwork Selfie @trickeyemuseumsg #followmetotrickeyesg

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5. Me on a Lily Pad

"Frog" on the pad @trickeyemuseumsg #tinxtrickeyesg #trickeyesg #theinfluencernetwork

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6. On a scary plank

#tinxtrickeyesg #trickeyesg #theinfluencernetwork Me struggling… @trickeyemuseumsg #followmetotrickeyesg

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7. Helpers carrying me

Theme: EXPLORE THE ‘TRICK WORLD’

  1. Ballet

Me as a Ballerina #tinxtrickeyesg #trickeyesg #theinfluencernetwork #followmetotrickeyesg @trickeyemuseumsg

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2. Merlion Boat

On a merlion ride @trickeyemuseumsg #tinxtrickeyesg #trickeyesg #theinfluencernetwork

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3. Small vs big (you can see the effect if 2 people are featured in the photo) I know I am not that short, however I look short and small here.

I can't believe i look short here… #tinxtrickeyesg #trickeyesg #theinfluencernetwork @trickeyemuseumsg

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4. Change of head location

What happen to my head? #tinxtrickeyesg #trickeyesg #theinfluencernetwork @trickeyemuseumsg

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Of course,  there are some more images that you can enjoy posing with as well despite I did not post on my blog.

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Visitor Information

  • Opening Hours

    Mon-Sun: 10am – 9pm
    Last Admission: 8pm

  • Ticket Pricing (updated on Dec 2015) – $25 for adults, $20 for Senior Citizens 60 years and above, and Children between 4 to 12 years old
  • Location: Resorts World Sentosa 26 Sentosa Gateway #01-43/44 Singapore 098138
  • You can take a walk from Sentosa Boardwalk from Vivocity to Trick Eye Museum Singapore (nearer than taking Sentosa Express) or take Sentosa Express from Vivocity, alight at Waterfront Station and walk to Trick Eye Museum Singapore
  • Website: http://trickeye.com/singapore/

There are 5 other Trick Eye Museum locations in Asia (as updated on Dec 2015) – Seoul, Busan, Jeju Island – South Korea, Hong Kong – China and Jinan, China. Exhibits may varies from branches to branches. So just have fun taking pictures with the exhibitions!

Get ready with your cameras and phones and It’s time to camwhore!

#trickeyesg #tinxtrickeyesg #theinfluencernetwork Selfie @trickeyemuseumsg #followmetotrickeyesg

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M1 Presents TOTEM™ by Cirque du Soleil® in Singapore

Spectacular! Splendid! Colourful visuals! Visit Sistic website or Sistic outlets to buy tickets to watch TOTEM™ by Cirque du Soleil® in Singapore! Catch it and enjoy the excitement!

Event Date
Wed, 28 Oct – Sun, 6 Dec 2015
Tue – Fri: 8pm
Tue (10 Nov): 4.30pm & 8pm
Sat: 4.30pm & 8pm
Sun: 1.30pm & 5pm

The Site open 1 hour before the show time.

Venue
Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee of $4 per ticket)
VIP Rouge (First row): S$328
VIP Rouge : S$308
A Reserve: S$188
B Reserve: S$168
C Reserve: S$138
D Reserve: S$98

Sat – 7 Nov ,28 Nov & 5 Dec (8pm shows)
VIP Rouge (First row): S$328
VIP Rouge : S$308
A Reserve: S$188
B Reserve: S$168
C Reserve: S$138
D Reserve: S$98
Behind The Scenes VIP: S$495

Shopback – Shop for Discount and get cashback coupons when shopping at Lazada & Zalora

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Free Cooking Demo at Panasonic Event Hall on 20 June 2015

Thank you Omy.sg and Panasonic for the invitation for Free Cooking demo at Panasonic Event Hall on 20 June 2015. This event was hosted by Joanne Marie Sim and Chef – Madam Theresa Wong.It was a wonderful experience as many people and I saw the wonders of how Panasonic blender, bread maker and multi-purpose oven can make different dishes just by pressing the right buttons on these appliances. Some of them volunteered to be involved to make some of the dishes together with Mdm Wong..

Madam Theresa Wong uses these appliances to prepare nice dishes as simple as ABC. Just remember to use the right buttons, right timing and right functions and voila – nice dishes on the table.

The past – people had to use mortar and pestle to grind spices and prepare dishes (as seen from The Little Nyonya drama featuring Jeanette Aw). A lot of time and effort was needed to prepare nice food and dishes on the table then. Now times are very different. Mdm Wong would show us how to cook smart with a few dishes.

Above picture: My home mortar without pestle.

The Multi-function Panasonic Bread Maker – SD-P104

The 3-in-1 Panasonic Blender

Panasonic Multi-function Inverter Oven

Have you even heard Panasonic Bread Make SD-P104 can make delicious Kaya paste besides making bread? I never heard that a simple bread maker can make Kaya. In the olden days, people have to pound and stir very hard to make delicious food. I never taste homemade Kaya despite I love Kaya spread very much.

1st Dish: Kaya Spread

The blender and the bread maker were used in the production of kaya spread.

Have you see different types of kaya before in the market? Most of the kaya i seen are green while a few of them – in brown colour.

The degree of green for the kaya depends on how much pandan flavoring is used, If it is not used, it will be more brown in colour.

Sieving before putting the kaya “solution” into the breadmaker.

Programme number 12 is used for Kaya making. Madam Wong mentioned that while the bread mixer’s churning for the formation of kaya, she had to open up the lid and stir the kaya “solution.

After 90 minutes of stirring and here’s the end product from the bread maker. It looks more like green coloured coconut scamble egg right?

Madam Wong’s doing some magic using Panasonic Blender to make the kaya into a smooth paste.

Now it looked more like a real kaya to me….

Time to take a sample of homemade Kaya spread on home-made bread… Yummy

Homemade Kaya… Nice.

I got a small jar of Kaya to try. Homemade kaya must be kept in the fridge as soon as possible to last for 1-2 weeks time. If not, it has to be consumed within 1 day.

2nd Dish – Home made bread

Adding yeast after churning the dough for some time. You can also add ingredients into the square box section for this breadmaker. Programme number 2 was used for breadmaking.

It can be preset for up to 13 hours for the breadmaking if no eggs are used for the bread.

End product: Homemade bread (cut into smaller pieces)

3rd Dish: Herbal Steamed Chicken (using Oven)

Preparation of Chicken:

The Chinese herbs (Wolfberry aka Gou Qi Zi, Danggui, Orange peel and etc) can be purchased from supermarket and brew/Steam the chicken. The herbs were soaked beforehand and used for enhance the chicken taste while steaming the chicken.

Wrapping up the chicken with foil.

Chicken has to be steamed for at least 1hour. If you want a softer chicken, steam for 90 minutes.

Volunteer – helping to preset the steam time to 1st 30 minutes for the chicken. Water had to be added before steaming the chicken and top up more water after 30 minutes of steaming and resume the last 30minutes of steaming for the chicken.

End product after 1 hour of steaming:

Verdict: Soft, nice and the chicken does not taste spicy. With the Chinese Herbs, I could taste the sweet taste from the soup.

4th Dish: Steamed Yam Cake

Preparing Yam Cake with diced yam, pumpkin (without removing its skin).

Mdm Wong used the oven to fry the shallots, dry prawns and Chinese sausage.

Usage of oil to fry the scallops using Panasonic Inverter Oven – End product:

Usage of Panasonic Inverter Oven for making dried shrimp crispier:

Time to steam the yam and pumpkin to soften them before steaming for about 6minutes..

Then pour out all the ingredient onto the metal plate for 30minutes of steaming. (water will be added to the oven for steaming)

End product after 30 minutes of steaming:

Usage of spring onions and sliced chilli for decoration on Yam cake (to make it more colourful):

Voila – a more colourful steamed yam cake!

Last dish: Steamed Tapioca with Grated Coconut

Just pour in the right amount of ingredients and water, use the blender to mix well

Ready to be steamed on a pan… with Panasonic Inverter Oven.

End product for Steam Tapioca Kueh coated with Grated Coconut. Yummy.

Are you quite surprised that these 3 Panasonic appliances can help to whip up nice dishes and meals? Panasonic bread maker also have quite a number of functions such as making chocolates, adding ham, raisins into the bread dough, setting timer mode up to 13 hours. Panasonic blender can detached with whisp, blender. Panasonic oven can be used for steaming, microwave, heat up food, “fry” items. Isn’t it wonderful to cook smart with these Panasonic appliances?

Do visit https://www.facebook.com/sgpanasonic for more updates on the latest Panasonic Singapore posts and updates!

From now till 6 July 2015, do remember to cast your votes for your favourite cooking and beauty blogs viahttps://apps.facebook.com/panasonic_sg_vote/ to win fantastic prizes!‪ #‎omySBA2015‬ #sgPanasonic

YouthSpeak: A series of SG50 conversations organised by National Youth Council Singapore on 10 April 2015

Thank you National Youth Council Singapore and Edelman for the invitation to this Youthspeak: A Series of SG50 conversation. This is the first of 50 conversations for the Youths to be held in Singapore.

This inaugural session of YOUTHSPEAK as we reflect on the opportunities and challenges ahead, and exchange stories on how we as youths can shape Singapore’s future. For this session of YOUTHSPEAK, it focuses on Youths and Social enterprises and Passion. This event was held at Barber Shop by Timbre @ The Arts House.

This event was hosted by Greta Georges. Guest-of-honour for this event was Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Chairman, National Youth Council. The 2 Guest Speakers for this events were Ms Kuik Shiao Yin, Nominated Member of Parliament and Creative Director and Co-founder of The Thought Collective,  and Mr Edward Chia, Co-founder and Managing Director of Timbre Music Group.

The 2 speakers are social entrepreneurs. Mr Edward Chia hires ex-convicts and delinquents in his company as well as provide a platform for local singers (such as Jack and Rai, Goodfellas) and dancers (lindy hop) to perform and showcase their talents. Ms Kuik Shiao Yin

The youth participants were given cards to pen down their thoughts and aspiration and what they can be as the pioneers of tomorrow. All the written cards will be showcase in an exhibition in November 2015. At least of 1 of written cards will be mentioned during the conversation and my written card was selected.

Here’s what I had written down:

What I had written down was from the bottom of my heart. We are all unique individuals, with different strengths and skills.

小人物的心声 (Xiao Ren Wu De Xin Sheng) –

The lyrics of this song really reflected on what I felt then. Of course, as part of the pioneers of tomorrow, this is part of my aspirations.

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Reflections for the conversation:

Singapore has changed a lot over the past 50 years.

From this

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To this

Singapore is a small place with limited resources. It was not easy for our pioneer leaders to turn Singapore from a 3rd world nation to a 1st world nation over a short period of 50 years. Our government had to find ways and means to innovate ideas to find solution to solve water shortage problems.

IMG_1619And voila – NeWater is 1 of the greatest innovations in Singapore. We need it, we drink it, we use it. It became part of our daily lives.

Recently, our founding prime minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew had left us. However, we will not forget about what his team and himself had worked together to build Singapore into a better place.

This is one of the songs that represents that SG50 and what our pioneer leaders overcame a lot of things to fulfil their dreams.

There were quite a lot of discussion going on during the conversation.

I totally agree with the speakers that people do deserve second chances in their lives. It is not easy for people to accept people with records. It is also not easy for people who failed or given up their lives after hearing bad news. If special people put in special effort and attention on them, they may change into a better person. Why not?

Life choices is like a forked road.We have choices and paths to choose from. Sometimes we have to make decisions to choose the path that we wanted to go. Such as after PSLE, we have to make decisions to choose the secondary schools. We are humans and we may err. Sometimes when we choose the wrong path, we regret and some may learn from the mistakes and look forward. Sometimes, we may get condemned and no one gives the support. Sometimes, with people supporting and guiding you, you may become strong and move on. Failure is the stepping stone to sucess.

I do have passion and hobbies. However, I do not pursue my passion as my career. Passion can be our hobbies that we can do during our free time. Why not? Do not give up passion just because of obstacles. Life still have to go on. We can figure out a way to intergate our passions into our careers somehow. Or join a hobby association to make friends with similar hobbies.

I felt that Ms Kuik said something very good about life and resilence. Sometimes it is good to expose the tough side of life to make people understand situations and with the setback, this will help to mould and grow into a better and stronger person.

It reminds me of the chorus of A1 – Like a rose.

YOU TREAT ME LIKE A ROSE
YOU GIVE ME ROOM TO GROW
YOU SHONE THE LIGHT OF LOVE ON ME
AND GAVE ME AIR SO I CAN BREATHE
YOU OPEN DOORS THAT CLOSE
IN A WORLD WHERE ANYTHING GOES
YOU GIVE ME STRENGTH SO I STAND TALL
JUST LIKE A ROSE

Life is not always smooth sailing one. Sometimes, people do break down over incidents. Some may reactive very negatively and unable to move on over failure. Some may become strong.

Mr Lee Kuan Yew had been through the Great Depression in the 1920s and World War II in the 1940s. With the hardships that he experienced and his near escape from the Japanese troops, these incidents made him to be a stronger person. Even if people trampled or look down, we should not .give up. We still have a lot to learn from people.

The lyrics of Jason Mraz’s I won’t give up song is very meaningful. It reflects very well about what I thought about the conversation. We should not give up hope.

Jason Mraz – I won’t give up lyrics video:

Here’s the summary of the discussion:

So what is your life story? A person who sparkles and does well in life? Or a person who just play, sleep and eat? Or s person who is willing to step out of comfort zone to make a difference in life? You decide your story.

I would like to end off with Dick Lee’s Life Story song:

There will be more upcoming YOUTHSPEAK SG50 conversations soon. Do visit National Youth Council, Singapore for more updates.