Thursday, November 19, 2015

Life's little Favours - Simply Life

Couple of months ago, I received a Brunch Party invitation from Simply Life but was unable to make it as it was happening on a working day. I was disappointed because I've like local brands and will try to show them my support because I believe they started out with the pure intention of bringing the best in the products they are offering to the people.

For Simply Life, they offers a range of products from quality baby and children’s wear to homeware and other lifestyle essentials.  The company was founded by husband and wife team, Mr Gilbert Ch’ng and Ms Choong Yih Min who has over 10 years of experience each in product design, production and merchandising.

Weeks later I received a wonderful surprise from Simply Life, they sent us a a few of their products made of superior bamboo fibres.
"... which are more hypoallergenic, antibacterial and anti-fungal. Breathable and thermo regulating, the all-natural bamboo material is also highly absorbent and moisture-wicking. OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified, they ensure best-in-class hygiene and softness and are easy to clean. From head to toe, your young child is lovingly supported at play and at rest."

This Mama has obsession over the son's underwear, no joke about it because at any one time DinoBoy will have like 30+ underwear in his drawer.  You may think that I'm a little be overboard on that but trust me, some days the boy will not have enough underwear to last through the week.  This is because I only do most of the washing on weekends and if it happened to be a rainy day on these days then the laundry will pile up leading to shortage of clean clothes to wear.

Anyway, it was as if Simply Life know of my secret, they sent 2 packets of underwear for DinoBoy~ Ok this Mama is more excited than the boy hahaha~  Vibrant colors aside, who can resist these cute little robots with aspiring names like Awesome, Mighty, Strong, Victor and Champion?
“We believe in a world filled with hope and happiness, possibilities and positivity, especially the world of children and their families. An encouraging word, a helping hand, or a timely pat on the back is sometimes what we need to become all that we can be and live the life we want. Through Simply Life, we want families to live more joyfully and love more radiantly.” Ms Choong Yih Min, Co-founder, Simply Life.

DinoBoy does not own boxer shorts so he was skeptical about it when he first saw it. It looked... really uncomfortable to him, "tiny and restricting" he said, "the band looks uncomfortable too."  He was surprised when he wore them and he likes them very much. (no, there will be no photos of him in the underwear because I respect his privacy.)

The thing about bamboo fabric is that they are are ultra soft, luxuriously cool to the touch and very comfortable plus they are perfect for our humid weather!  That's exactly how Simply Life's underwear felt to me when I touched them and DinoBoy experienced it when he put them on.

I have to highlight that the composition of bamboo in their baby and toddler products is far higher than those commonly available: 95% compared to the more conventional 70%, giving supreme comfort and superior hygiene.

I absolutely love Simply Life's bamboo towel!  We have a few bamboo towel of other brands but they pale in comparison with Simply Life bamboo bath towel.  I love the embroidered "Blessed" on this cool blue bamboo bath towel, I just wish that they have more choices for color, like my favourite lavender, lime green or pastel yellow.

Besides clothing and bath towel, Simply Life also have tableware and water bottles that are made with FDA-approved materials, including food-grade melamine and BPA-free plastics. Built to last, they are leak-proof, stain-resistant and odourless too.

Simply Life products are available at major departmental stores, children specialty stores and via their online eshop

Photo Credit : Simply Life

To let friends of The DinoFamily have a chance to experience the goodness of Simply Life, they are offering a 20% discount promo code for products, just key in "dinomama20" valid till 15 December 2015 (All terms & conditions applies) upon check out of your shopping cart.  This promo code is not applicable on sale items and cannot be used concurrently with other promo codes.

On top of that, Simply Life also generously a goodie bag that includes their Bamboo Bath Towel and Awesome (Vehicles) Water Bottle (350ml)

Photo Credit : Simply Life

Giveaway Details

Prize : A Simply Life Goodie Bag
Contest Ends : 25 November 2015 @ 2359hrs
Open : Singapore
How to Enter : Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below
Terms and conditions of giveaway are as follow:
- To avoid being disqualified without prior notice for the giveaway, please read carefully the following and fulfill ALL the requirements stated;
- Winners will be picked randomly.
- Winners will be notified in their facebook shared post so remember to share you post as "Public".
- Winners will have 48 hours to respond by replying to our notification otherwise, a new winner will be picked.
- Only one winner per household.
- This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook

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Disclaimer : We received Simply Life products for the purpose of this post & giveaway, no other forms of compensation were received. All opinions are 100% ours and based on our experience.  All photos in this post unless otherwise credited, are copyrighted and belongs to the DinoFamily, you may not use any of the photos for any purposes without seeking our approval.

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Play It Forward by Frasers Centrepoint Malls

Wow~ that's a lot of balls bouncing down the staircase!  After watching the video and if you are wondering; which I am sure you are, what is Play it Forward as shown at the end of the video, you can head off to their event page over here or read further and let me share with you some more details.

Photo Credit : Frasers Centrepoint Malls

The Initiative 
Play it Forward is a year-long initiative organised by Frasers Centrepoint Malls in partnership with Community Chest. It aims to raise funds for Family Service Centres which provide social support for families facing difficulties.  

The Play Factor
Frasers Centrepoint Mall introduces Singapore’s first charity ball pool event – Play it Forward, spanning at 64m2 or four fifth the size of a badminton court, the ball pool offers both adults and children a chance to dive in, unwind, de-stress and play in an “endless” colourful sea of balls.

The Donation Factor
A minimum donation of S$5 gives you 15 mins of play in the ball pool. Frasers Centrepoint Malls matches every donation dollar-for-dollar for up to S$30,000. Under the Care & Share Movement, total donations from now till 31 March 2016 will also be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Government. This means S$20 raised in total for every $5 donated!

The Route Map
The first run takes place on 22 November 2015 at Causeway Point, Central Atrium (Level 1) from 10am to 10pm.

Don't be disappointed if Causeway Point is too far away from you because Frasers Centrepoint Mall wants to reach out to more people so the Ball Pool will be making its round around their malls.  So mark down the dates where the Play it Forward Ball Pool will be in your neighbourhood, come on down to have a ballastic time!

The Icing on the Sugar
To further spread the Christmas cheer, participants that day will also stand to win $10,000 worth of prizes sponsored by generous retailers from Causeway Point.

The Terms & Conditions
* Registration slots are available in 15-minute intervals, on a first-come-first-served basis.
* For safety reasons, only a maximum of 30 participants may be in the ball pool at any one time.
* All participants will be required to sign an indemnity before entering the ball pool.
* As much as we value your support, participants feeling unwell will be requested not to enter the pool.
* All footwear, accessories, valuables and loose items including, but not restricted to handphones, cameras, jewelleries and any electronic devices must be removed before entering the pool. Any valuables brought within the pool will be at owner’s own discretion.
* Children below 90cm will require adult accompaniment, and will count as 2 registration participants with a minimum of $10 donations. Parents/ guardian of children below 12 years of age are to be within the immediate vicinity to ensure safety of the child if the parent/ guardian is not participating in the ball pool.
* All donations made to Community Chest through this programme are not entitled to tax exempt status.
* All donations made at the point of registration will not be returnable and registered participants will not be able to change their time slots.
* All participants or their guardians must ensure their own safety, and of others in the ball pool. * Frasers Centrepoint Malls and its agencies will not be responsible for any injury, loss or other complications arising from the use of the ball pool.
* Safety marshals will be on hand to maintain safety, and reserve the right to stop any participants who engage in reckless, dangerous, or abusive behaviour, including ordering any participant to exit the ball pool at any point in time without recompense.
* No food and drinks are to be allowed within the ball pool.

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So, anything to do with PLAY and FUN, you bet The DinoFamily will be all in for it.  And for this meaningful play event we will definitely be there!

Frasers Centrepoint Malls is so kind to invite us to play at the Play it Forward Ball Pool on 22 November 2015.  That's not all, they are extending the invite to 5 of my readers and their little one to jump into the ball pool with us!  On top of that, they have sponsored x5 SGD20 FCM gift cards to these 5 lucky readers too! Thank you Frasers Centrepoint Malls!

An important things to note before you enter this giveaway.  
#1 You MUST be able to make it to Causeway Point on 22 November 2015 @ 10am.
#2 To be fair for every one, I am giving 2 tickets to each family, this means an adult and a child gets to play in the Ball Pool together with me.
#3 Even though Frasers Centrepoint Malls invited us to Play it Forward without having to make the $5 donation, we STRONGLY suggest that a donation of that equivalent or higher value be made, after all this is for a good cause right?

Giveaway Details

Prize : 5 winners to win a pairs of Play it Forward pass on 22 November 2015 @ 10am at Causeway Point and a SGD20 FCM Gift Cards each!
Contest Ends : 19 November 2015 @ 2359hrs
Open : Singapore
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Terms and conditions of giveaway are as follow:
- To avoid being disqualified without prior notice for the giveaway, please read carefully the following and fulfill ALL the requirements stated;
- Winners will be picked randomly.
- Winners will be notified in their facebook shared post so remember to share you post as "Public".
- Winners will have 48 hours to respond by replying to our notification otherwise, a new winner will be picked.
- Only one winner per household.
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Friday, November 6, 2015

Foodie Fridays - Baked Honey Sesame Chicken

Having slogged in the kitchen to come out with 2 or 3 dishes on weekday dinner for past couple of months, I was all ready for a change, I am inching towards One Dish Gao Dim (or loosely translated as Settled) dishes where I can serve them with rice or noodles.  Thank God for Google and I managed to find a few to save my sanity!

I found this Baked Honey Sesame Chicken at Ther RecipeCritic couple of weeks back but didn't have the chance to make it till couple of days ago.  I made some changes to her original recipe to suit our taste, DinoPapa did his famous Golden Fried Rice and we had a satisfying dinner that day.

The recipe calls for chicken breast meat but we don't fancy that so I used chicken thigh meat instead coz the meat is more tender and soft.  This recipe is for 4 chicken breasts but I used 2 mid size chicken thigh, I didn't have time to sit down to convert the ingredients need to my quantity so I just eyeballed it.  Half way through mixing the sauces I realized that I do not have rice wine vinegar in the house, I almost flipped! I rampaged my kitchen cupboard and found a sushi rice wine.. can do lah, no choice.  It did compromise the overall taste a little bit, DinoPapa said if its a little bit sourish it will taste better.  Ah~ nevermind lah, next time I will use rice wine vinegar.

A baking dish of 9x13" was suggested in the original recipe but you know lah, I don't have baking dish so I used my corning ware.   After I poured the sauce over the chicken I was worried as it seems that I have prepared too much sauce but as it sits in the oven baking the sauce thickened, coating the chicken nicely.

Since I eyeballed the measuring for the sauce, I could remember exactly how much exactly did I use for some of ingredients, could be more or less.  Know me, you know I like recipe that are versatile right?  So, based on my recipe you make the necessary adjustment to suit you taste.

You can choose to roast your sesame seed in a toaster/oven or over the stove, I did coz I like the extra fragrance and crunchiness of the sesame seed.  I used my sauce pan, throw in the sesame seeds and roast them over small fire for a few seconds till they turned golden brown.  Sprinkle them onto the chicken just before serving, don;t they look appetizing?

Baked Honey Sesame Chicken

by DinoMama (Adpated from
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins

Ingredients (4 serves)
Main Ingredients
* 2 chicken thigh
* 1 cup cornstarch
* 2 eggs
* salt and pepper
* 2 tablespoon cup canola oil

* ½ cup honey
* ½ cup soy sauce
* ½ cup ketchup
* ½ cup brown sugar
* ½ cup rice wine vinegar
* 1 teaspoon sesame oil
* 1 teaspoon minced garlic
* 2 tablespoon cornstarch
* small amount of sesame seeds for garnish

1. Preheat oven to 160 Deg. Cut chicken thigh into bite-sized pieces and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
2. Mix the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl. Set aside.
3. Beat the eggs slightly. Dip chicken into cornstarch and into the eggs.
4. Heat canola oil in a large skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat to brown the chicken pieces.
5. Grease a baking dish large enough to lay your chicken pieces in at least single layer.
6. Remove the chicken pieces from the pan and into the baking dish. Pour the sauce over the chicken, make sure you cover all the pieces.
7. Put into the oven to bake for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
8. Stir the chicken 2 to 3 times to ensure that they are coat with the sauce.
9. Roast the sesame seeds for added fragrance and sprinkle them onto the chicken before serving.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

PONEY Autumn 2015 Collection

Couple of months ago, I wrote a short post about PONEY; one of the reputable kids fashion brand in Singapore, and mentioned that DinoBoy loved their clothes when he first tried on their clothes earlier this year.  Recently we headed down to PONEY Marina Bay Sands to get some new clothes for DinoBoy coz he has outgrown most of his gai-gai or outdoor clothes.

Note : If you are taking the train to Marina Bay Sands like us, PONEY is at the other side of the mall, above the food court.  So be prepared for a long walk, lucky thing is the mall is air conditioned and there are many things to see along the way.  Shops selling designer stuffs, cute things for the kids, stylish fashionable clothes for adults etc etc.

You can't miss the shop because of the huge signage outside the store, DinoBoy spotted it far far away and exclaimed "We are here Mum!" before quickening his steps towards it.  He is excited about shopping at his favourite shop and can't wait to step into it.

We were greeted with an array of colorful clothes that instantly made me happy because I love clothes in vibrant or cheerful color which always excites me and makes me feel like I am about to go into a new adventure.

PONEY @ Marina Bay Sands

And an adventure we did go, an Autumn Adventure, PONEY style!  Ok, bring out the knee high boots, the crunchy leaves, the occasion chilly wind, the pumpkin & bale of hays and we are set to go!

In this cozy little corner you can find PONEY latest Autumn 2015 collection for the boys.  It may look like there are limited choices at one glance but I guarantee that you will be able to come out with many different looks by mix matching the pieces giving you a few styles for every occasions.   

DinoBoy's PONEY Autumn 2015 Lookbook

Which ever style you choose, what ever mood you are in, however you match the clothes, PONEY fashion always sets you in the mood for FUN, SUNSHINE, PLAYFULNESS & HAPPINESS. 
Pure and simple pleasures of being a child.

Since he was younger, DinoBoy has his own opinion about his clothes, including the style and color so I am used to letting him make his own decision for that coz frankly he is the one wearing them, I wasn't going to interfere or make him miserable by forcing him to wear something he probably don't like. 

Lucky for me, this time I have Christine to assist DinoBoy, she spoke to him to get an idea of his fashion preference, brought him clothes for him to see and feel (ya feel coz this boy has a thing about clothing texture) before getting the right size for him to try on. 

And where was I?  Well, I was sitting around relaxing, getting up only to help DinoBoy button up  or tighten the pants and to take photos when he was ready.  If I have a cuppa and some finger snacks with me that would be the best shopping trip EVER for me!

Here's sharing DinoBoy's PONEY wardrobe which includes collections from Spring, Summer and Autumn.  

DinoBoy has an almost similar shorts in dark green which he love coz "Its very comfortable." and its natural that he wants to grab another one.  I love the mustard color and even though it is a strong color it still goes well with other colors.

Green is his favourite color so its no surprise that he wants this polo tee but I was surprise that he wanted the skinny jeans because he commented that it was too tight when he tried it on (he usually wears boot cut or loose jeans) but told me to include this in the To-Buy clothes.  

I love the checkered pastel red & blue on the skinny jeans cuff, the scratch/torn markings on it makes this a perfect jeans to pair it with boots and we are ready to go for some outdoor adventure!  DinoBoy declared this as his "Ice skating Jeans." though but no matter, still outdoor fun for us.

I would never thought that he will choose a shirt coz he really can't stand collars (except for school uniform but even that it was a struggle every morning when he put that on.), I haven't been buying shirts for him for years, I have to asked him twice if he really wants this shirt just to be sure.  

The little cream whales swam into my heart, they are oh-so-cuteeee!  So I think it swam into DinoBoy's heart too.  Why should we settle with the usual blue color with contrasting prints clothes when we can make it stand out by adding splash of red colors to it?  Love it to the max!  Who says red are for girls only?

"PONEY, giving you the unprecedented fashion experience enjoyment!" - Mr. Albert Tan, founder of PONEY

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Something from our photos caught your eyes and you want to get the pieces of clothes for your kids? Don't wait, Act NOW! In celebration of PONEY 23rd Birthday, they are having 23% discount storewide till 31 October 2015. *All terms & conditions apply*

Photo Credit - PONEY Singapore

No time to go down to the store? Fret not! Shop at PONEY from the comfort of your home at and enjoy free shipping till 31 October 2015. *All terms & conditions apply*

Photo Credit - PONEY Singapore

Disclaimer : We received PONEY shopping vouchers for the purpose of this post, no other forms of compensation were received. All opinions are 100% ours and based on our shopping experience at PONEY Singapore. All photos in this post unless otherwise credited, are copyrighted and belongs to the DinoFamily, you may not use any of the photos for any purposes without seeking our approval.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Cheesy Salmon & Prawn Baked Rice

2 nights ago, we had these for dinner, a plateful of goodness indeed!  Salmon and prawns in cheesy buttery rice, MMmmmmm~~~  I sure glad that I decided to make a last minute switch from Salmon & Prawn curry to this, well the curry can wait hahaha~

I wasn't very sure how I should go about preparing this meal because we don't have fresh milk and I'd rather not open up a big packet of whipping cream just to use a small cup, nor I want to add any tomato paste (as suggested by DinoPapa) to it and we ran out of any creamy canned soup!  Gosh!  I was exasperated!!! Is this Mama not going to have her cheesy bake rice and get her cravings settled!?!?

Searched all the food cabinets and drawers only to find a packet of clam chowder cup soup.  That will do I gathered.  Mixed that up with hot water and added a scoop of DinoBoy's formula milk coz I was afraid its won't be as creamy enough.

After that I went about the preparation; cook rice in the rice cooker, threw in 3/4 cube of chicken stock (leftover from previous cooking), 2 salmon fillets sliced to bite size, 10 prawns, shelled  and deveined, roughly sliced up abalone mushroom (I only have them in the fridge so they will do).

When the rice is done, I fluffed them and keep them warm in the rice cooker.  Then melt about a tablespoon of butter in my corningware (or any oven proof pot/dish) at low heat so that I don't burn the butter, throw in the mushrooms to sauté till its soft, add the rice to mix them up, in goes the salmon and prawns, pour the creamy soup all over the rice, add in a heap each of cheddar & mozzarella cheese.  I love mozzarella cheese so I added a lot of it.  Pop the dish into the oven and bake it for 20-25 mins

Viola~ the baked rice is done!  To perfection if I may say so, mighty proud of myself.

Let's take a look at the inside of the baked rice.  There's cheese every where with the soft and buttery rice, fresh salmon and prawns completes it and we are 3 very satisfied people.  I was looking for Tabasco sauce in the fridge to go with this baked rice but after tasting it I think that sauce will spoil the goodness of it.

Some tips on cooking of the rice, I cooked mine using the usual method; means the same amount of water as I would for cooking steaming white rice.  With the added liquid later the rice was soft, if you prefer your rice to be a little bit hard and with texture, add slightly lesser water to cook in the rice cooker, perhaps use half a can of creamy soup instead of one.

I hope my Salmon & Prawn Baked Rice inspired you to cook it and have it with your family.  Do share with us photo of your baked rice if you are making it.  Till the next Foodie Friday post, Cheers and Happy Cooking!

Cheesy Salmon & Prawn Baked Rice

by DinoMama
Prep Time: 20mins
Cook Time: 1 hour

Ingredients (4 serves)
* 2 Salmon Fillets
* 10 to 12 prawns
* 1.5 cups of rice
* 1 chicken stock cube
* 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
* 1 can (290g) of any creamy soup
* 1 cup of Cheddar cheese
* 1.5 to 2 cup of Mozzarella cheese

Optional Ingredients
* 1 onion, sliced
* 1 packet of mushrooms, sliced
* 1 cup of frozen mixed vegetable, thawed and boiled
* 1 squid, sliced

1. Cook rice with slightly lesser water than usual, add in the chicken stock cube if you are using.
2. Heat up the canned creamy soup.
3. Preheat oven to 180 Deg.
4. Melt butter in the oven proof dish over low heat, add in mushrooms and onions to sauté till mushrooms are soft and onions are translucent.
5. Add the cooked rice and mix them up with the ingredients, at the same time coat the rice with the butter oil.
6. Mix in the salmon, prawns, squid or any other seafood into it.
7. Pour the creamy soup all over the dish, ensuring to cover every part of the rice.
8. Add in the cheese and put the dish into the oven to bake for 20 to 25 mins.
9. Serve while hot.

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Steamed Salmon with Lemon

The DinoFamily loves fish, steamed or fried, besides cod fish our 2nd favourite is Salmon.  Salmon; btw is pronounced without the "L" sound or listen to the pronunciation here, is rich with the amazing omega-3 and vitamins, it tastes good raw or cooked too.

There are many types of salmon and reading online, it is advised to get Pacific salmon which are mostly wild thus safer to consume.  To know how to differentiate between farmed and wild salmon, the harm for eating farmed salmon, click here to read about it.  You can Google more about salmon if you are interested, I am not doing that now.

Credit : Salmon Nation
So anyway, I have requests to do more steam dishes so I thought I'd start with one of our favourite fish.  Couple of months ago I bought a full salmon, first time ever!  Its a Norwegian Fresh Water salmon from Giant and it cost me less than $20.  That morning I simply grabbed 2 salmon fillet from the freezer (I really have to start labeling those freezer bags!) only to realized later that evening that I have took out parts that are near the belly.  Luckily the fish is quite thick so there is enough meat to go around, plus I think DinoPapa will prefer the belly to meat.

This dish is so simple to prepare and cook, great for days when you are pressed for time.  Simply just sliced up the ginger and scallion (which I don't have it at that time), wedge and juice the lemon, dump every thing onto the salmon fillets, steam it for 8-10mins.

The lemon makes this dish very appetizing thus it goes well alone with either steaming white rice or pasta. 

We had ours with tomato rice and soup that day, I was feeling under the weather but boy did I ate alot!  It was satisfying and the pig's stomach soup from MIL is an awesome comfort food.  I felt so much better after that meal.

I hope you enjoy this dish as much as we do, let us know your verdict about this after you cooked and tasted it.

For more salmon recipes check out my other post;

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Steamed Salmon with Lemon

by DinoMama (Adpated from
Prep Time: 15mins
Cook Time: 20mins

Ingredients (4 servings)
* 2 salmon fillets about 450g
* 1 tablespoon soy sauce
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
* 2 scallions, cut into 4-inch pieces
* 4 slices ginger
* 1 lemon
* 2 teaspoons sesame oil

1. Thoroughly rinse the fish in cold water and pat dry.
2. Put the fillets in a 9-inch shallow heatproof bowl.
3. Drizzle the soy sauce, salt and pepper over the salmon.
4. Sprinkle with the scallions and ginger.
5. Cut the lemon in half crosswise. Cut half a lemon into 4 slices and put on the fish. Juice the remaining lemon and drizzle over the fish.
6. Steam the salmon fillets for 8 to 10 minutes. Check if the fish is cooked thoroughly by poking the thickest part of the fillet with a chopstick or fork. The fish should flake, if not, steam 1 to 2 minutes or until the fish just flakes.
7. Carefully remove the bowl from the wok.
8. Drizzle the sesame oil over the fillets.
9. Serve hot.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

DAISO items around the house

Who can resist buying stuffs at mere SGD2?  Not to mention most of the stuffs are oh-so-pretty, useful, innovative, delicious, special, unique etc.  Yes, we are talking about DAISO, where every thing is SGD2, an "Evil" or "Heaven" to all, depending on your position.

I have been shopping at DAISO many times in a year, that's for staying near one of the outlet, bought many stuffs from there for storage, organising cabinets and shelves but never really a serious DAISO fan or DAISO-fanatics (as some of them call themselves).  Nonetheless, I am a DAISO patron and this couple of months my trips to DAISO had increase after I join a DAISO facebook group where they share tried and tested DAISO products which I never paid any attention to prior to that.

So, here's sharing what I have bought during these couple of months and since I cook frequently so I shall start off with food related items.

I was introduced to this microwavable vegetable box but instead of using it for its intended purpose, I use it ot keep food such as mushrooms, cut/sliced vegetable or cooked soba.  It comes with an inner container that acts as a strainer thus enabling water to drip down into the container and preventing the vegetables or noodles from touching the water thus causing it to rot.  Vegetables were kept fresh for about a week in the fridge.

Sometimes I will prepare cold soba the day before, either as DinoBoy's recess in school or food for DinoPapa.  I drained the cooked soba, let it cooled down and store them in this box before popping it into the fridge.  DAISO's noodles are delicious and chewy, the price does not compromise the quality, there are 3 bundles of noodles in each pack, quite value for money. I used their noodle sauce to make cold soba sauce and store it in the screw top round container.  I also used their mirin and vinegar in my cooking too.  

Here is DinoBoy's typical cold soba bento for his recess.

Spot the Daiso items - Soba, seaweed, sauce bottle and bento food pick
Not so long ago, our hand soap bottle was faulty, something broke and we can't pump out the soup, I did not have an extra empty bottle to change which resulted in the bottle was unscrewed and we have to pour out the hand soap every time we have to use it.  Imagine the inconvenience and wastage when we accidentally poured too much. I chanced upon this pump bottle and immediately bought it.  Can you guess the reason?

This citrus acid is for cleaning our electric pot, thermal pot and pots, sure we can use baking soda but I prefer to use them for my baking, plus this packet is only SGD2 and will most likely last me for a good 6 months.  I'd say its Value for Money.

We have this huge drawer underneath the stove where we will keep the food stuffs such as instant noodles, dried goods, spices, packet of seasoning etc.  It can get very messy especially when we are short of time in meals preparation so things got tossed around in the big drawer often.  Recently I got hold of this stackable plastic containers to separate the used and new packets of spices, packet of seasoning and dried good.  Now we can see where they are and can pick them up to use easily.  I probably have to get a couple more to keep the instant noodles and dried noodles/bee hoon just for the sake of keeping the drawer tidy.

There was a major craze for the Maison series of container and stationery, people are fighting over it, no joke about that!  It not only caused some people to quarrel in the store (Ya you heard me right!) but also in the facebook group too!  It was so bad that people are queueing outside DAISO, waiting for it to open just to be the first few to sweep the series off the shelves.  Some were so impatient that they told the staffs not to waste effort & time to unpack them to put on the shelves, they will just grab the whole box and pay for it.  

I was lucky to be able to get my hands on one of the container, yes I was bought over by the sweet color and design, I used it to put all my sauces & condiments that are used for cooking lunch in the office.  It not only look pretty on my table, I can keep them neatly and not afraid of any accidental spills onto my work table.

There are some other DAISO stuffs that are around the house but these are a few that I thought are more worth mentioning.  If you have any other ideas or usage on DAISO items, do share with us.

This is part of DAISO 101 blog train hosted by Mum in the Making. Check out what the other mummy blogger does with DAISO items, from crafting to learning ideas, organising to favourite buys, they really have a lot of ideas!

Next up on the train is Bumble Bee Mum who is a stay-home mum who doesn't stay at home. She blogs about her adventures with her kids all around Singapore and also outside Singapore. Tomorrow, hop on over to her blog where she will bring you on a tour of a Daiso store in Japan.

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