Daiso Shrimps Ahijo with Mushrooms Recipe ( ダイソーオーマイアヒージョの素 )

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I like cooking with garlic, and Japanese Ahijo is certainly one of my favourite food. Ahijo ( アヒージョ ) is a dish cooked in garlic oil; also known as Ajillo in Spanish. Gambas al Ajillo ( Garlic Shrimp ) is an extremely popular Spanish dish, and the Japanese version is known as Shrimp Ahijo.

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One of my favourite pastimes is browsing in Daiso; you will never know what you can find in these $2 shops. Recently, I found the Oh My Ahijo ( オーマイ アヒージョの素 ) and the Oh My Grilled Pork in Garlic Sauce ( オーマイ 豚肉のにんにく醤油焼き ) in Daiso. The results were rather satisfying, and my family likes the dishes. You may follow the instructions on the package or do it your own way just like me; I have given it a tweak.

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That evening, I made Shrimp Rolls with Wasabi Mayo, Green Dragon Veg with Sakura Ebi, Shrimps and Mushrooms in Garlic Oil, and Japanese Pork Ginger using the Grilled Pork in Garlic Sauce from Daiso.

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I had added Cherry Tomatoes, Enoki Mushrooms and Champignons into my Shrimps Ahijo, and the dish tasted wonderfully fragrant. Let’s cook this Delicious Shrimps and Mushrooms in Garlic Oil!
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Beware of Apple Store Phishing Emails and How to Identify!

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I am sure all of us have received spam emails at one point or another, but do we really know how to handle them to avoid being spammed? Should you be clicking on the links? How do you identify if it is a phishing email?

Phishing emails are scams that trick receivers into giving out personal information such as your passwords, bank account and credit card numbers. These senders often disguise themselves as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication such as this recent one that I had received from Apple Store.

In this post, I shall relate my recent encounter and discuss how we can tackle phishing emails to avoid falling into scammers’ traps.
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Sanrio Hello Kitty Town and Thomas Town Park Tickets Promo!

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SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN launches the “ Candy Parade ”, a new interactive Hello Kitty show featuring an exciting choreography that promises a sweet experience for all visitors to the theme park.

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Expect an entertaining medley of music, dance and candy carts in this full 25-minute show featuring Hello Kitty and friends in an entirely original piece incorporating the use of roller blades and hover boards. The show is wholly produced by the attraction’s own entertainment team, and is available only in Sanrio Hello Kitty Town, Puteri Harbour, Malaysia.

“We are always aiming to keep our entertainment content fresh and exciting for our loyal guests. Right on the heels of launching the Hello Kitty Themed Rooms by Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour, the introduction of Candy Parade will not only elevate the overall Hello Kitty experience but also create a strong connection with her fans out there.” said Fahruddin Najumudeen, General Manager of Sanrio Hello Kitty Town.
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Hong Kong Fried Noodles with XO Seafood Recipe ( 香港XO海鲜炒面 )

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Spicy food lovers will adore these thin springy strands of Hong Kong Noodles enveloped in a delicious XO chilli sauce sauteed with succulent seafood.

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fortune hong kong noodles xo sauce recipe
In this dish, you find a good mix of garlicky prawns and squids stir-fried with this packet of Fortune Hong Kong Style Noodles ( 鴻運港式面条 ) bought from NTUC Finest. A very easy and economical recipe that is great for week nights especially for busy executives and housewives who just want a quick meal.

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The Samsui XO Sauce ( 三水XO酱 ) with conpoy and belachan from Soup Restaurant is a bit sweet so you can use less if preferred. You can buy the bottle of chilli paste from Soup Restaurant or local supermarkets. If you don’t like it spicy, just leave out the chilli and add more oyster sauce instead. Shall we start cooking this Tasty Hong Kong Fried Noodles with XO Seafood ( 香港XO海鲜炒面 )?
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Western Australia’s Swan Valley Unearthed In Singapore

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A Showcase of Extraordinary Food and Wine
from Western Australia’s Oldest Wine Region
The rich and bountiful plethora of gourmet products and produce from the Swan Valley in Western Australia were recently unveiled at a cocktail reception at ME@OUE hosted by Mayor Mick Wainright and Chief Executive Officer Mike Foley from the City of Swan.

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Featured Food in Swan Valley:
Morish Nuts, La Boutique Lavender Lollies, The House of Honey
Over 100 guests from the travel trade, media and food import sector had an enjoyable time tasting products specially brought in from the Swan Valley such as olive oil, dukkah, jams, lavender products, finger and seedless grapes, honey, nuts, nougat, spirits and wines. Swan Valley Humane Food Ambassador Caroline Taylor conducted a cooking demonstration using products from the region while Singapore’s own wine specialist and consultant, Lim Hwee Peng provided an insight into the wines of the Swan Valley.
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SK-II: Face The Wild, Face The Camera Extreme Expeditions

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SK-II: Face the Wild Face the Camera Extreme Expeditions - In a new series of short vignettes, presented by SK-ll with National Geographic, four celebrities from around the world travel to some of the most extreme and beautiful places on earth to put themselves and their skin to the test with SK-II's ironic Facial Treatment Essence.

The series comprises of four riveting short vignettes following the unique adventures of four loyal SK-II users and celebrities, Kasumi Arimura, award winning Japanese actress, Chiara Ferragni, global fashion icon, Nini, celebrated Chinese actress and Lee Siyoung, top South Korean actress and national boxer in some of the world's toughest environments from the Yaiibaru jungle in Okinawa, Japan to the Anza Borrego Desert in America.

In “Face The Wild”, follow Hannah Reyes, National Geographic Explorer as she documents and explores diverse ecosystems, topographies and cultures with each of the four celebrities in extreme conditions such as sub-zero temperatures, harsh UV, dryness, sweltering heat and pollution.

In “Face The Camera”, celebrities bravely take on a one of a kind on-location beauty shoots with notable fashion photographers - Jesper Mcilroy and Kirk Cheung to see if their skin truly withstood the test of the environments with the help of SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence.

Chiara Ferragni, global fashion icon and loyal SK-II user, undergoes a stressful expedition to explore the ancient topography of the parched and scorching Anza Borrego Desert, one of the most arid places in Western America, fighting dehydration dizziness and dry heat with Hannah Reyes, National Geographic Young Explorer.
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Thrillogy at Sentosa March Holiday Attractive 1-For-1 Deals!

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For the entire month of March, Thrillogy at Sentosa will present The State of Fun as an island of thrills and chills, from day to night! Among several firsts, all students holding valid Singapore Student Concession Cards ( TransitLink ) will enjoy free admission into #Sentosa via the Sentosa Express by simply tapping their EZ-Link cards at the turnstiles.

Experience the Thrillogy with after-dark activities including inaugural guided night walks at Fort Siloso, camping by the beach and blockbuster movie screenings under the stars. Adding to Sentosa Thrillogy’s unique night experience is Mega Adventure’s first Night Zip, with limited tickets up for grabs at a special price of SGD 38 on 11 March, 2017!

Attractive 1-for-1 deals and big discounts of up to 50% specially for students will also be offered at key adventure attractions including Wave House Sentosa, iFly Singapore, Mega Adventure and Skyline Luge Sentosa – making Sentosa Thrillogy perfect for adrenaline junkies seeking to have an adventurous time! Plus, take advantage of a series of specially curated, free sports activities along the beaches, ranging from archery to beach volleyball and soccer, or a game of frisbee.
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British Airways Unveils Special Fares for UK-bound Students!

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Special all-in fares from SGD 1,211 inclusive of a return trip to London and
one free trip to a destination in the UK or Europe!

Students heading to the UK can take advantage of British Airways’ year-round special student fares that will be available at the Education UK Exhibition by British Council on 11 March (Saturday). Starting from S$1,211, the student fares also come with a double baggage allowance of up to 46 kg checked baggage and a one piece hand baggage of up to 23kg per person per trip!

Studying in the UK is now more affordable than ever with the weak sterling. Students using this special fares offer can also enjoy one free destination within the UK or Europe as a flight stop-over, or take Heathrow Express to one of the 16 First Great Western destinations including Bath, Bristol Parkway, Cardiff, Exeter and Oxford. The fares are valid for one year and students have the flexibility of changing their tickets at no extra cost.
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Clover Hair Boutique Styling Tips + 30% Discount Off!

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Do you know your face shape? Do you have an oblong, square, round or oval face? Should you be keeping your fringe at all?

Fringe helps to shape your face too, and can even make you look younger. If you are fretting over the ultimate hair question – bangs or no bangs, perhaps you should take a look at Clover Hair Boutique’s styling tips to find the best bangs for your face shape!

Just for you readers, quote LUXURY HAVEN during booking for your Special Readers’ Discount of 15% off all hair services! *Not valid with any Ampoules, Partial Treatment, Promo, Packages or VIP Discount.

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Or, request for Wayne or Nicole for Clover’s Stylists of the Month Promotion to get 30% off their full chemical service from now till March 5, 2017! Call +65 6836 2748 to book your slot now!
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Avoid These Ten Mistakes For a Successful Property Investment

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When it comes to investing in Singapore, you can never ignore the property sector. Land ownership is arguably the most ancient expression of wealth. Currently, the human population is exponentially increasing while the land is in a relatively limited supply in Singapore. As you would guess, any market that has significantly higher demand than supply is likely to experience price inflation. In many ways, Singapore is an extreme example where land outweighs the supply. Unfortunately, this scenario may give a false impression that you can never go wrong by investing in property. Perhaps this is why real estate investment has become the most preferred retirement asset for most Singaporeans.

Property investment is an excellent way to generate a healthy passive income, but only if you know what you are doing. Otherwise, it can be a precarious market characterized by lots of difficulties here and there. However, with the right guide and a good idea of your marketplace, you might be well on your path to becoming a successful property investor. So today in this particular post, we want to explain to you in fine detail, some of the most common mistakes that you should avoid even as you aim to build a proper portfolio. Read on and get to know!
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Keio Plaza Hotel: Hinamatsuri Doll Festival Exhibition

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Keio Plaza Hotel ( KPH), one of Japan’s most prestigious international hotels located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, will host a special exhibition of traditional Japanese arts entitled “ Enjoying Japan’s Traditional Hinamatsuri Girls’ Doll Festival at Keio Plaza Hotel ” displaying various traditional art ornaments on the third floor lobby of the hotel till March 27, 2017.

This annually held exhibition has been extremely well received by guests, and this year features some 6,500 finely hand woven silk doll decorations, Japanese art items depicting scenes of “ Japanese female culture ” from the Meiji Period ( 1868 to 1912 ), and “ Bonsai ” miniature decorative sculptured plants to give visitors a taste of Japan’s traditional arts representative of the “ Hinamatsuri Doll Festival ”. In addition, ten of their restaurants will serve specially prepared menu items and will be specially decorated to commemorate this celebratory event.

The hanging decorative art ornaments are specially hand stitched by the quilt artist Mitsuyo Matsuo and the some 90 members of her art group expressly for the Keio Plaza Hotel exhibition using finely woven silk cloth from old kimonos. Each of the handiworks has been carefully created for this exhibition and symbolically reflect the hopes for the health and happiness of children. For example, the decorations created for this exhibition have various symbolic meaning such as monkeys with the capability to ward off calamities, mandarin ducks reflecting love between spouses, and pillows representing children who sleep well and grow healthily. Also, traditional wooden Mataro dolls from Kamikamo Shrine in Kyoto will also be displayed along with the 3.3 meter high hanging decorative art ornaments in the third floor main lobby area to welcome guests to their hotel. Guests from around the world are awestruck by the grandeur of this central exhibit, which offers the perfect opportunity for guests to take pictures as memories of this exhibition.
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Calmex Abalone From Mexico, How To Tell It’s Not Counterfeit

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Calmex Mexican Abalone ( 墨西哥车轮牌鲍鱼 ) by Ocean Garden Products seems to be one of the world’s finest quality abalones. Apparently, the Calmex abalone is canned with only the best wild abalone from Mexico and quantity is limited, hence the hefty price tag.  But can you tell the real stuff from the fake? Read on.........

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Old folks like my mum swear by the famous Calmex brand. I recalled her paying around SGD 80 ( SGD 100 approx USD 70 ) for their canned abalone donkey years ago, then the price went up to about SGD 130 in 2011. We stopped buying it completely when the price escalated to SGD 180 in 2012! We thought it was crazy, but I was very blessed that year. My BFF Jacqueline, who also swears by the brand of Mexican abalone, bought 2 cans of Calmex for me when I invited her and her hubby over for dinner then. Lucky me!

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Prices of abalone dropped in recent years, and it has become very affordable especially with the Australian and New Zealand ones. The latest pricing for Calmex abalone is approximately SGD 146. Not sure why the sudden fever, but I had received a total of 10 cans of Calmex to date on my last birthday and this Chinese New Year from friends and ex-colleagues! I just have awesome friends, don’t I?

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Frankly, hubby and I haven’t had Calmex abalone since 5 years ago. We just couldn’t afford it anymore after it went up to SGD 180; I had also stopped monitoring the prices since then. Well, I guess the best way to rekindle with my first love was to do a salad dish, with just a light dressing to get the best out of the precious shellfish.
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March School Holiday: Clarke Quay Singapore Festival of Fun!

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The inaugural Singapore Festival of Fun at Clarke Quay is set to thrill the public with three pillars of entertainment during the March school holidays from 11th to 19th of March 2017. Comprising of the Nickelodeon Fiesta in collaboration with Nickelodeon, Clarke Quay StreetFest and the return of the Magners International Comedy Festival Singapore, a week-long programme of all-ages fun, entertainment and activities awaits everyone.

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Nickelodeon Fiesta: 11 – 12 March 2017
Kicking off Singapore Festival of Fun, is the Southeast Asia debut of a two-day Nickelodeon Fiesta weekend. Inspired by Clarke Quay’s rich Singapore history, the free-entry event will see Clarke Quay transform into a carnival-like playground. Kids and their families can participate in a thematic family scavenger hunt around Clarke Quay with built-in historical and edutainment elements that will bring stories of Singapore River to life for participants. In line with the festivities, the carnival will feature re-imagined nostalgic local childhood games with a Nickelodeon-twist and limited edition Nickelodeon collectibles to be won after, Not to be missed are stage games and meet-and-greet sessions with family favourite characters like SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Leonardo and Donatello from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Chase and Marshall from one of the hottest preschool shows, PAW Patrol.

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Pepe the Clown
Clarke Quay StreetFest 14 - 19 March 2017
The first Clarke Quay StreetFest follows Nickelodeon Fiesta, which will feature one of the world’s most famous clowns, - Pepe the Clown, who will captivate and entertain the crowd with his inimitable style of tomfoolery. On Wednesday 15 March 2017, he will be joined by World Champion Unicyclist Jamey Mossengren who will perform daring and death-defying tricks while involving the audience such as leaping over a volunteer on his 12-foot high unicycle - the world’s tallest unicycle act whilst juggling a sword, a club and a torch.

Not to be outdone, don’t miss the chance to watch The Kamikaze Fireflies comprising Rob Williams and Casey Martin who received a standing ovation when they performed on America’s Got Talent, in action. Live entertainment at its very best, The Kamikaze Fireflies combines circus and comedy in an exhilarating 40-minute show involving juggling, whip-cracking, German wheel and more.
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Valentine’s Day Recipes Round-Up with Fun and Creative Food!

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Valentine’s Day is just next week! Are you all ready to spend a romantic evening with your partner? Well, we have selected some fun and yummy recipes for you to display your culinary skills.

Nope, you don’t have to be a pro in the kitchen with these step-by-step photo instructions. In fact, some of these recipes are so easy even your kids can make them! We have rounded up 7 Valentine’s Day Recipes for you to choose!

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How about kicking off your Valentine’s Day event with this Strawberry Roses Bouquet ( 情人节草莓玫瑰花 )? You've probably seen these Strawberry Roses Food Art, but do you know all you need is a paring knife. some love and patience and your strawberries flower bouquet will be done in just minutes?
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Hello Kitty Town Red Bow Cafe Valentine's Day Promotion!

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It’s the month of February and love is in the air! Apart from showing your love and affection to your significant others in the form of cards, flowers and messages, how about planning a day themed around Hello Kitty?

Just for the month of February, Red Bow Cafe in Puteri Harbour is offering an exclusive dinner package for two at a special early bird promotion of only RM149.00! The Purrfect Dinner will offer a set of menu customised just for the occasion, on top of a special performance by The SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN characters.
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