Cirque du Soleil Is Back With KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities

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Hi Huneybees,


Coming 5 July 2019, Cirque du Soleil will be back in  Singapore with its most acclaimed touring show to date called, KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities™KURIOS will premier under a new grey-and-white Big Top on Bayfront Avenue, next to Marina Bay Sands and is presented by M1. 

Written and directed by Michel Laprise, KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. In this realm set in the latter half of the nineteenth century, the reality is quite relative indeed as our perception of it is utterly transformed. 

Priority booking for M1 customers is now available via Sistic or at www.m1.com.sg/m1kurios, and tickets to the public will be available from 28 January via Sistic, at cirquedusoleil.com/kurios, or over the phone at +65 6348 5555.

Since its debut, critics across North America and Japan have been raving about KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities. In an alternate yet familiar past, in a place where wonders abound for those who trust their imagination, a scientist (“The Seeker”) is convinced that there exists a hidden world – a place where the craziest ideas and the grandest dreams await.


Out of his curio cabinet steps an international cast of 47 artists from 17 countries, a collection of otherworldly characters made up of world-class gymnasts, acrobats, contortionists, hand-puppeteers, yo-yo wizards, clowns, actors and musicians. Together they turn the Seeker’s world upside-down guided byan energetic gypsy jazz, electro swing soundtrack.

KURIOS is the most enthralling, consistently over-the-top magical show
Cirque du Soleil has sent our way in a long time.” --- 
San Francisco Chronicle
M1 Limited (M1), who first introduced Singaporeans to the captivating and fascinating world of Cirque du Soleil is celebrating their 20-year partnership with the Canadianphenomenon, and presenting another entertainment spectacular. KURIOS will be Cirque du Soleil’s sixth production under the Big Top to be staged in Singapore with M1 as the presenting sponsor, after Saltimbanco in 2000, Alegria in 2002, Quidam in 2005, Totem in 2015 and Kooza in 2017.

TICKETING AND SHOW INFORMATION
CALENDAR EDITORS NOTE:
KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities by Cirque du Soleil
Season:               From 5 July 2019
Venue:                 Under the grey and white Big Top on Bayfront Avenue beside Marina Bay Sands
PERFORMANCE TIMES:               
Tuesday – Friday:             
8:00pm
Saturday:                           4:30pm and 8:00pm
Sunday:                              1:30pm and 5.00pm
TICKET PRICE:                                 
From $95
Excludes the booking fee of SGD$4 per ticket
BOOKINGS:                      
INTERNET:
          
www.sistic.com.sg or www.cirquedusoleil.com/kurios
PHONE:               +65 6348 5555

IN PERSON AT:   KURIOS Box Office on site at the Big Top on Bayfront Avenue, beside Marina Bay Sands.       
MAKE THE NIGHT VIP ROUGE
The ultimate Cirque du Soleil experience with the best seats and access to the intimate VIP suite one hour before the show and at intermission, including delectable wines and hors d’oeuvres and take-home souvenirs.
VIP EXPERIENCE TICKET PRICE:                               
From $320
Excludes the booking fee of SGD$4 per ticket  
VIP Experience Corporate and Group Bookings are available via Sliding Doors Entertainment. 
Email: sales@slidingdoorsentertainment.com or call +65 6734 5573
Sign up at cirquedusoleil.com/cirqueclub for complimentary membership to the Cirque Club. Members receive advance access to the best seats under the Big Top, deals and discounts for tickets, promotions with our partners and a chance to experience never-before seen exclusive Cirque du Soleil content.


For more information about Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, please go to cdsentertainmentgroup.com.
KURIOS About: The WebseriesFollow the cast and crew of KURIOS on tour, and discover what hides in their Cabinet of Curiosities.  Watch the 13 episodes on Cirque du Soleil’s YOUTUBE channel or follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.
Photos: Martin Girard / shootstudio.ca



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Welcoming in the Year of The Pig with Amazon

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Hi Huneybees,


 Are you ready for Chinese New Year? Have you been busy cleaning the house, shopping for new clothes and stocking up the pantry with yummy New Year goodies? But there is simply so little time to get so many chores done!

I'm already up to my neck with all the preparations and thankfully there is Amazon to help out, I don't have to spend hours outside running errands and having not enough time for other chores and work. Moreover, I don't have to travel under the warm sun, lugging the huge load of purchases, which is super un-glam!

If you are like me and like to do things in style, check out Amazon as you get free delivery on purchases of more than $40 and it will be at your doorstep within a 2-hour delivery window so that you will have everything you need in the shortest time possible! Check out some of the recommended deals below, I can't wait to let my fingers do the shopping already...

Readying the House
⬣ Partyforte Piggy Wall Couplet, $4.80
Auspicious Chinese New Year couplets are a great addition for your home this Chinese New Year. You can choose or customize your message to jazz up your home as you wish.
⬣ Chinese New Year Yellow Lion Tissue Box, $18.80
This tissue box holder is shaped like a Chinese lion, a fun accessory to ready your living room for a real festive mood.
⬣ Partyforte Chinese New Year Embroidered Hanging Plush Decoration Soft Toy - Sitting Zodiac Boy Pig with Tuft, $9.18
A hanging plush toy that's great as a gift or a decoration, cute and festive addition to entertaining your guests in between food and games.


Goodies Galore
⬣ Kele Traditional Pineapple Tarts, $27.80
Made from a thirty-year-old family recipe, these pineapple tarts are arguably the best around. With a crust that's neither too hard nor crumbly, each piece is topped with a generous portion of pineapple jam -- a perfect combination of sweet and sour.
⬣ Crystal Jade Almond Puff Cookies, $17.98
This highly addictive cookie by Crystal Jade is a must-have to sweeten every reunion gathering.
⬣ Kim Joo Guan Bak Kwa (500g), $27.50
Kim Joo Guan's traditional recipe has been an integral part of the Ong family spanning four generations, originating from Fujian, China and dating back to the early 20th century. These handmade bak kwa are char-grilled to perfection. No queueing needed!


New Year, New You
⬣ Kenneth Cole New York Women's Kam Chinese New Year of the Pig Sneaker, $185.04
Available on the international tab, this limited-edition collection commemorates the Year of the Pig with festive metallic details and Kenneth Cole's exclusive graphic print. Celebrate the new year with new shoes!

⬣ Whitmor Plastic Magazine Organizer (Set of 5), $22.80
Feeling inspired by a certain Japanese lady and intend to make this your year to conquer the mess on your desk to organize your desk in an efficient way? These plastics storage boxes will help with sorting your documents.


Entertainment For Everyone
⬣ Make Us Dream
Soccer fan or not, here's a great Prime Original to bring the family together. Directed by Sam Blair, Steve Gerrard tells his story of his history at Liverpool FC and how he became perhaps the greatest player in the history of the club.

⬣  The Grand Tour
The wildly anticipated third season of The Grand Tour, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are back to rampage around the world driving muscle cars, Italian classics, hot hatchbacks, luxury bargains, pick-up trucks, photography platforms, grand tourers, motorised suitcases, astronauts' cars and more.



If you're not a member of Amazon yet, sign up now or start a 30-day free trial at www.amazon.com.sg for just $2.99 per month. Prime membership benefits in Singapore include free two-hour delivery with Prime Now on purchases over $40, free international shipping on over 7 million items with purchases over $60, streaming and downloading Prime Original series and other popular movies and TV shows from Amazon Prime Video, and free games and in-game loot on Twitch Prime. 


Oh! In the spirit of blessings in the new year, all purchases come with a pack of Amazon Ang Paos. Happy shopping this Chinese New Year! Gong Xi Gong Xi!!! 💕💕💕





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[Updated] It's A Hole In One With The Brand New LG V40 ThinQ

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Hi Huneybees,


It feels so surreal that it's 2019 already, I'm still sitting on my "bum bum" filling in my goals list when so many things have changed and evolved around me. Happening very soon is the Lunar New Year, I've been preparing and if you are like my hubby who needs new clothing and new gadgets for the New Year, why not check out the new LG V40 ThinQ that is fun-packed with camera "stunts" for your Instagram worthy shots during this festive season!


The launch of this new LG smartphone was held at Holey Moley, a new mini golf bar in Clarke Quay. It's a very interesting concept and I will definitely be bringing my hubby back for more golfing and drinking.



Let's get on with the LG V40 ThinQ. I think the biggest specialty has got to be the 5 camera experience (2 front and 3 back cameras). The front camera with 5MP wide angle and 8MP standard angle lens works together to create the perfect bokeh effect when taking your selfies. There's even a slider on the screen to allow you to control the amount of blurriness.


As for the 3 cameras in the back (16MP super wide-angle, 12MP standard angle and 12 MP telephoto), you can conveniently frame shots without having to shift your position. You can opt for the 107-degree super wide-angle lens to capture a vast mountain landscape range or the telephoto with 2x optical zoom (or 3.2x the zoom of the wide-angle lens) to take clear shots of distant subjects, like the animals on wildlife safari trip or birds, without much loss in image quality.


What's best is that you can take 3 different shots at one go, without having to keep switching modes! Named Triple Shot, you can snap a standard photo, a wide angle photo as well as a focussed subject photo in a jiffy. You can also opt to have these 3 images stitched into a short video clip to share. I like this feature the most coz I can take more in-the-moment photos without having the need to use a selfie stick and I don't have to regret not getting that shot, especially when traveling. Don't you agree?


The perfect shot is also guaranteed as the smartphone boasts Dual PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), which delivers automatic focusing that is 50% faster, about twice as fast as the industry average. The advanced HDR feature analyzes and determines the right exposure settings to create perfectly lit shots, eliminating overexposed backgrounds or underexposed subjects. Hence, subjects are always perfect focus because the camera checks sharpness continuously until the shutter button is pressed.

LG has also upgraded the camera in the LG V40 ThinQ to be even more powerful and intuitive than ever, capable of delivering the most ideal color, composition, white balance, and shutter speed. The AI CAM’s new AI Composition feature taps into the phone’s intelligence to frame, capture and recommend an alternative shot to the one taken by the user. AI Auto White Balance automatically adjusts the color temperature across different lighting situations while AI Shutter selects the right shutter speed, a feature especially useful when capturing fast-moving subjects.


Other new features such as Cine Shot, 3D Light Effect, Makeup Pro, Custom Backdrop and Story Shot take the photography experience on the LG V40 ThinQ to new heights. Cine Shot makes creating cinemagraphs – images with animation – incredibly easy and fun. Simply shoot a short video with any of the phone’s three rear cameras and “paint” the area to be animated with a finger. 3D Light Effect changes the tone of a photo with professional-looking lighting. Touch up any selfie with different looks using Makeup Pro or entirely change the background of a selfie with Custom Backdrop. Story Shot allows users to create fun photo composites. Simply choose a background image from existing photos in the photo gallery, or take a new backdrop with the smartphone. Then users can take a selfie which will superimpose them onto the background photo. Check out this event video and you can see the camera in works...


Other than its camera power, the LG V40 ThinQ also boasts of high-fidelity audio, being the first LG phone to carry the Audio Tuned by Meridian label. The 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC produces a balanced sound signature that comes extremely close to the quality of an original recording. With Boombox Speaker, it also doubles the bass of conventional smartphone speakers by utilizing the internal space of the device as a resonance chamber. When placed on a solid surface or hollow box, the LG V40 ThinQ acts like a woofer to amplify the bass even more. 

Fun pics taken at Holey Moley
Are you excited already? I'm looking to get my hands on the LG V40 ThinQ for hubby and just nice, it comes in Carmine Red, just in time for Lunar New Year! It is also available in Platinum Gray and Moroccan Blue.


The smartphone has a very nice grip and the clean lines, smooth touch, and seamless form make a very sleek gadget for both ladies and men. Its proprietary Silky BlastTM process etches the tempered glass back with microscopic pits to create a smoother matte finish which feels extremely comfortable in the hand. The matte glass also offers high resistance to fingerprints and stains, weighing only 169g and measuring a svelte 7.7mm in thickness.



The LG V40 ThinQ will be available for purchase at M1, Singtel and StarHub in Singapore retailing at S$1,098 from January 26, 2019 in the colours mentioned above. Purchase the smartphone from 26 January to 22 February, 2019, and receive a complimentary LG W7 Watch in Silver (model LMW315) worth S$598*
Terms and Conditions apply.
*Whilst Stocks Last. Redemption of the LG W7 Watch can be done at LG Customer Service Centre from 28 January to 28 February, 2019. 


For more information about LG V40 ThinQ, visit https://www.lg.com/sg/mobile-phones/lg-LMV405EBW. Be sure to set your calendars to purchase the smartphone in time!








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I Love My Lamb Shabu Shabu At The New "Little Sheep Hot Pot"

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Hi Huneybees,


The hot pot scene in Singapore has certainly heated up with the entrance of "Little Sheep" aka 小č‚ĨįžŠ, which opened its first outlet at One Fullerton on 29th December 2018 and yours truly Queen Bee and I were there on the opening day to find out just how special was this hot pot chain from China.


Originated from Inner Mongolia in 1999, it has since gathered a huge following with over 280 outlets worldwide that spreads across China and the international markets including the United States, Canada, Japan, and now in Singapore, thanks to its famous soup base.


With the choice of either personal (small) or group sharing hot pot (big), this famous soup base came in flavours ranging from Herbal, Mushroom, Tomato, Ma La (Spicy), to Herbal + Ma La and Herbal + Tomato.

Prepared to perfection with 36 different spices, the soup base was the heavenly match for cooking those thinly frozen lamb slices as the intrinsic gamey smell of lamb varnished magically during that few seconds of cooking in the boiling soup.


This also explains why Little Sheep prides itself for NOT having to rely on the accompaniment of dipping sauces to savor the thinly-sliced lamb that has been cooked in its delicious soup base.
Just for the record, yours truly Queen Bee who usually took time to prepare her special must-have concoction of dipping sauce at every hot pot date, was not at all craving for any accompaniment with her food throughout our dining session there!


If you do enjoy having lamb for hot pot, Little Sheep would not disappoint you as there are a better choice of Lamb Shoulder and leg slices apart from the usual "general/mix" lamb slices.



Otherwise there were a wide variety of raw foods, ranging from seafoods, meat slices, meatballs and vegetables to choose from, including premium offers such as lobster, pomfret, black pork and Wagyu beef slices.



Other than eating from the hot pot, Huneybees could also order from a list of cold and hot cooked dishes to try.

Our favourites is the delicious and aromatic Mongolia lamb skewers, which was another special at Little Sheep hot pot. We wanted to also try the Mongolia BBQ Lamb leg but unfortunately it was not available that day. Beef skewers were also available for beef lovers too!





Ambient wise, Little Sheep hot pot had its first outlet's interior decorated full of Mongolian theme. With wallpapers and serving plates printed with Mongolian horse riders, shapes of several dining corners designed like mini-yurts - traditional Mongolian house - I would believe Little Sheep certainly would like all its customers to immerse themselves in the Mongolian nomad’s timeless way of life. 


To support such immersion, Little Sheep hot pot even had USB socket outlets underneath its dining table for heavy mobile phone users like us. Nice little touch there!


From our regular hot pot dining experience, the wide variety of offerings including its Mongolian lamb delicacies such as Mongolian lamb skewers, has definitely prepared Little Sheep hot pot well and ready for battle royal of the hotpots here, despite only opened since 29th December last year!

According to No Signboard Holdings Ltd, the company that brought Little Sheep hot pot into Singapore, Little Sheep is planning to open at least 1 store per year for the next 5 years to meet the demand of Singaporean consumers' caving for more hot pot.

We, being true Singaporean ourselves, will definitely return for more and hope our Huneybees will give it a try too.




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