The Best Sink for your kitchen, Cleanup kitchen sink from Japan, Song-cho - Sweet bunny



In an Asian household, we prefer to do our dishes by hand because we find it more cost-effective, cleaner, and we don't have to go through the hassle of maintaining a machine. Also for those of us who live in apartments, the size of our apartments are small, and it would be hard to make room for one.

Speaking about washing dishes, having a good sink is essential to any kitchen, one that doesn't clog up easily with food particles to be exact.

Where can I find such a sink you say...


Best Super Silent Japanese Stedia Sink from Song-Cho - Originally we wanted the SC/SA Kitchen Sink W75cm (B Style Kitchen Sink) but the size was just too big for our kitchen counter so we settled for the Super Silent Stedia Sink SD Kitchen Sink (W65cm) instead which is retailing at S$995.00. I am glad to report it has almost been a year and we love this kitchen sink! It is easy to maintain and clean thanks to the Hydrophilic Special Ceramic Coating which makes daily cleaning a breeze. The sink also remains scratch-free because it is designed with embossing technology the stainless steel is embossed with an e-coat finish making the sink scratch resistant. Now I bet you are wondering what is silent technology, the sink has damping materials on the base and sides to form a high performing vibration control structure which ensures that the water hitting the stainless steel in a quiet manner sound test has sounded the noise produced from water hitting the sink is about 40dB which is about the amount of noise you would hear in a library.




Stream Flow technology of the Super Silent Japanese Stedia Sink – The drainage system of this sink is awesome! It is clearly designed in such a way that your food particles will be trapped in a netting object called a drain basket before the water is drained from the sink bye-bye skin clogs! Quick drainage is possible with the streamflow technology that Cleanup because uses streamflow technology which pushes the water to the drainage.

High-quality detachable detergent rack- I absolutely love the detachable detergent rack that came along with the sink, there is ample space to store all my dish cleaning accessories that drain dry. I totally detest sponge holders which don’t drain out the water making It a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. I can just simply detach the rack and clean it as and when I need too I have a separate sponge to clean my sink and its accessories so I would reach for that and clean the rack once a week with dish detergent.

High-quality detachable detergent rack song-cho



                                                 

My sink was installed by Hosen from Swiss Interior who was very meticulous when it came to measurements so I provided him with the sinks plans which I got from calling up Song-Cho to fit my custom made kitchen counters. Hosen is very experienced and I didn’t have to tell him what a housekeeper at my workplace taught me, that you should never make your sink flush with your countertop instead create a slight step above it so that you won’t have water slashing over the sink when in use this is called an under-mount sink.

 Song-cho cleanup silent sink hdb flat                                
                                                                             Undermount Sink 


          
                                                                      Overmount sink 



I hope this post proves to be useful for those who are going to get their home renovated.










Our Bralette Club body positivity bralettes in Singapore - Sweet Bunny

Bralettes have been gaining popularity over the years in Singapore, these dainty looking lacy bras which come in a vast number of designs and materials are sure a delight not only for the eyes but also comfortable for everyday use.

                                      All bodies are good bodies our bralette club

What is the difference between a Bra and a Bralette? In a nutshell, Bralettes are very different from the traditional counterparts of the everyday normal bra, which consists of more padding and underwires. A bralette consists of no wires or clasp. The similarities in both the bra and bralettes are made to provide breast support and come in different forms for different functions such as for nursing mothers.

Naturally, I would want to jump onto the bralette bandwagon after all the hype about how comfortable they were but there was an issue, you see I am between the UK size 10 and 12 and the popular vendors usually carry B cups and smaller sizes which are way too small for me either that or the bralettes are way too pricey.

Our Bralette Club Body Positive Bralette Company in Singapore – It was until I found Our Bralette Club my apprehension with the notion if bralettes were able to provide enough support for a larger breast size lady was removed. The company educated us on bralettes with their informative and eye-catching stories on Instagram and the website. I also really like the fact that they portray women of all shapes and sizes rather than the usual perfect ladies their marketing is pretty good as we normal everyday gals can find it relatable. I purchased the OBClassic Midi Bralette in L/XL and found it a great fit and comfortable however I would purchase one without the elastic straps in the front on my next purchase as it tends to pinch slightly at the front over time. Quality-wise it was very well made

Red Blush Coloured Bralette from Our Bralette Club

 

I love the other designs from Our Bralette Club and would definitely make another purchase as they constantly seek ways to improve their services, such as the starter kit, where they would help you pick out the right fit and design that would suit you best.



I am so glad that I could finally get my essential undergarment in nicer designs as bigger sized cups tend to be of a much simpler design and as I recalled hearing a comedian once joked that

smaller sized bras have dainty designs like ducks daisies w
what are bigger sized bras like … bulletproof vests.

That being said hooray for brands like Our Bralette Club which produce apparel that is body positive and inclusive. Everyone is sized and shaped differently not because we are lazy and don’t exercise but it is how we were born to be. Diversity makes the world an interesting place if everyone were the same it would be a very boring world.


In case you were wondering I made my purchase from Shopee and was delighted at how fast it arrived the downside is it doesn’t carry as many designs as their website.

Our Bralette Club Packaging



A heart for recycling, Han Recycling Management - Sweet Bunny

It all began with a pair of shoes that didn’t fit me well, they were brand new too good to throw out as it was only worn once before. At a loss, I kept the shoes in the cabinet for a couple of months but was irritated by the fact that it was just occupying space and not being used by someone who may need a good pair of shoes.

Due to the situation with covid-19 many thrift shops in my area have stopped collecting items but as luck would have it, I received a flyer on my gate from Han Recycling Management requesting old clothes, shoes, books, magazines, bags, luggage, plates and bowls. Normally I would just ignore such flyers as they usually are from scammers who pose as a recycling company or charitable organisation. These individuals would throw away our recyclable items in the trash and take only what was of value to sell. 

Practice recycling and reusing - I was sceptical about the company at first until I viewed its Instagram account. Mr Han, the company owner, sorts out the items that can be sent to the recycling centres to scrap from the unrecyclable stuff. For items that are still in good and working condition, he delivers them to people in need. Reusing items that are still in good condition is great for the environment because it reduces the number of trash lying in a landfill releasing toxic greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane into the environment.

                                          Han Recycling Management 

You will be surprised at the number of clothes, small electronics and kitchen essentials that are still in working condition, items which people would gladly donate. Knowing the fact that my shoes and clothes would benefit someone sets my mind at ease to pass my items to Han Recycling Management.

Kudos to Mr Han for having heart of gold, watching kids enjoying their bicycles, and seeing the needy of Singapore getting the clothing, appliances, or gadgets they require and benefiting from his good deeds really warms the heart. I can truly tell that he has a passion for his job; people might say he is just a rag and bones man just like any other company but I would differ and gladly vouch for the company. When your heart is in the right place, your actions will speak volumes of your good deeds.

Should ever I see the flyer from Han Recycling Management again I will gladly give what I can spare, the true spirit of reusing and recycling is in making full use of what you already have. For greener earth, let’s all do our part and be a more caring and considerate society.

Apologies as I didn't take a photo of the flyer so I grabbed one I found online instead, I will update with a better one the next time, a donation is requested.

Han Recycling Management  honest kind and trusted

Update: Yup I finally got my hands on the flyer because Mr Han is coming back to my area.







Launch of Sweet Bunny Lobang's Webstore



I have recently started a webshop which I hope to fill with useful downloadable printable and tools such as planners and lists that you can upload to your mobile phones and use on the go or on your laptops. My aim is to help make life a breeze by using lists and specially created planners to help you stay organised by having tasks at your fingertips.

The perks of being an organised person -Having plans in your life is important when you set a goal there is a target for you to achieve keeping you on track of what you desire to achieve in your life. From my personal experience, I earned everything I have by careful planning, from my education to my finances to my wedding and owing my first home took careful consideration and planning but it is well worth the effort. With discipline, dedication and hard work, you can achieve whatever you set your mind and heart to.

                                            Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash
 

My content is in digital format to make it easily accessible by everyone; I have put in countless hours and effort figuring designing from scratch and did some very basic programming and software search to constantly improve my work but at the end of the day the end product is always worth the effort. As I am still a beginner in this aspect I would be most grateful for any feedback to improve my work. You may drop me an email at moiblessings87@gmail.com.

My list and products will also be listed on www.buymeacoffee.com so if you would like to support my work and give me kudos you could drop by the website to lend me your support to help cope with the expenditure of running my website and in my work finding new ways to create useful list and tools, I have plans to take courses in the future to be more skilful in my work and hopefully have a more professionally done product.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog, I hope that you could continue to support my dream of having a successful blog and web shop, I always liked helping people out and aspire to enrich their lives whenever I can. I go by this philosophy if there is only one thing you can choose to be in life choose to be kind. Kindness is free and priceless to receive.

'Ikea Hack' Study/Craft Table and Storage - Sweet Bunny



After my study table and shelf fiasco, I needed a proper study/craft area. Thankfully, I had enough space on the other side of the room so I decided to purchase some readymade furniture. I searched on the entire internet for local furniture stores but didn’t like the layout of the table or felt there was just never enough storage for my projects and knick-necks.

At my wit's end, Ikea came to mind, as a huge fan of Ikea hacks, I decided to give it a go and was hope my attempt will not be an absolute failure so here I go sharing with you my “Ikea Hack Venture”.

Ikea Hack Study and Storage no drilling of walls




What you need to prepare for an Ikea Hack -When you began any project you have to ensure that you get all your requirements written down as well as the exact measurements of the area in your home that is available. It is important not to lose focus and get distracted by all the fancy options that are available but to really purchase what you need. In my case, I need a desk and a lot of storage.

Find ways to visualise how the outcome - To help me have an idea of how my Ikea hack will turn out I used Powerpoint and drag and drop about the pictures of the furniture to have a feel of how my setup would turn out. I didn’t want to have any drilling done onto the walls so my aim was to have furniture that would fit together like a set and all I needed to do is shift them around and place them where I desire. It also helped me see where I have to avoid for example I wanted 3 Silveran shelves as it would fit the length of my desk but I have an electrical outlet near the left side of my desk so I had to scrap that idea. 


The furniture I purchased from Ikea online store, Tampines was the

1)HAVSTA Storage combination with doors, white81x47x212 cm,

2)Silveran High Cabinet X 2 

3)HEMNES DESK W 2 DRWS 120X47 WHITE STAIN AP.

I also opted for the professionals to fix up the furniture for me to save time and because we were installing a ton of other stuff such as curtains and other appliances concurrently. I really like all the installation staff from Ikea, they were polite, funny and super helpful. They were also careful to ensure that they followed the covid-19 safety procedures that Ikea had set for them such as having their mask on all the time during their work in my home.

They were surprised about my Ikea hack idea and said Madam these Silveran High Cabinets are meant for the bathroom. I told him I knew but I want to use them as bookshelves instead. I also instructed him not to install the bottom two doors or the legs of the cabinet as I would be placing the HEMNES desk in front of the cabinets and still wanted to be able to store items under my desk to maximise the use of the space. 

extra storage under ikea HEMNES DESK



As for the HAVSTA Storage combination, I used it to keep my books, crafts items and documents. It is also my mini command centre where I keep all our important letters and notices. I will elaborate more in another post on how I organise my documents. 


He also kindly offer to nail the two cabinets together so they would be more secure and would not shift around. I also instructed them to help me shift the HAVSTA Storage combination to the side of my desk and the Silveran High Cabinet combination.


 I really liked the all-white vintage barn look of my new study. Now I have plenty of space for all my stuff.  For the top shelves, I stuck whiteboards from Daiso to scribble down notes on my to-do list as well as keep track of bills. I prefer to keep everything hidden away to minimise the clutter around my work desk. At the top of the cabinet, I can do a bit of decoration to brighten up my side of the room. 

I shifted the shelves closer to the cabinet after I finish cleaning up after we completely moved in.


Silveran High Cabinet used as book and stationery storage




If you put your mind to it you can do your very own Ikea Hack, furniture don't always have to be used the way it was built you could always customise it to your needs and liking that is the beauty of Ikea furniture. But as always keep in mind safety first of course never create anything unsafe for you and your family to use.




 

The Yummiest TuTu Kueh in new and traditional flavours ChubTuTu Yishun Singapore - Sweet Bunny


I have been bugging dear to take me down to Yishun for the longest time for my childhood favourite snack Tutu Kueh. But we never seemed to have the time to head down to Yishun so when TuTu Jie from ChubtutuSG offered to delivery service a couple of weeks ago I jumped at the opportunity to place an order.

Chubtutusg store beside good guys barber



                                   Muah Chee and Kueh Tutu from cubtutusg


80 Different Flavours of Tutu Kueh in Yishun- Yes indeed, Chubtutu does carry a huge array of flavours, for our current order we requested the following flavours Lotus Biscuit 2, Nutella, Durian and Salted Caramel as we wanted to try something new rather than the old traditional flavours of coconut and peanuts. My favourites were durian and salted Caramel because the Durians paste was just right rich and creamy while the salted caramel goes without saying is one of my top favourite’s treats; I love almost anything with salted caramel in it. My least favourite was the Lotus biscuit because I guess the crunchy texture of the biscuits don’t blend well with the rice flour but my family members seem to like it, I guess it is a matter of personal preference and taste.

 
6 flavors of tutu kueh





In total we ordered about 40 pieces of TuTu Kueh and had a mini party at home with my family members, we liked that the tutu was soft and the fillings were a burst of flavour in every bite. I really liked that the cakes were well cooked because I came across those which were half cooked and tasted more of uncooked rice flour from other stores.


                                     

7 Different Flavours of Muah Chee – The store also carries a range of Muah Chee in interesting flavours such as Macha, Peanut, Black Sesame, Durain, Coffee, Salted Egg and mixed. We ordered Matcha, Peanut and Black Sesame. My family favoured the Black Sesame, the guys had a ton of fun mixing and cutting up the muah chees as it was a new experience for them. As advised by TuTu Jie to mixed and cut up the ingredients on our own so it will not harden and be soggy. It would be best to head down to the store if you want piping hot Muah Chee. For us the Muah Chee was just as delicious and It is dear's favourite traditional snack.





Unfortunately, delivery services have been cancelled due to some unruly and impatient customers, who can’t wait for their orders to be sent. There are a couple of not very nice people who walked off from the store without notifying the store owner as well. I guess people sometimes forget that good thing come to those who wait and patience and is a virtue. I always believed in treating others as you would like others to treat you.

I highly recommended ChubtutuSg as their cakes are well made and innovative there is always a new flavour to look out for, so if you are ever in the Yishun area do stop by her store but be prepared to wait up to 45 minutes as the store has gained popularity over time and a crowd would gather for her awesome tutu kueh.

ChubTuTu 胖嘟嘟

759 Yishun Street 72, #01-298, Singapore 760759

Monday- Sunday 11am to 8pm
Please check their Instagram account for the latest updates










ProSure Orange Powder for Cancer Induced Weight-loss -Sweet Bunny

 It is painful to watch your loved ones waste away from cancer-induced weight loss as they start to be less alert, forgetful and underweight, my father used to grumble to that "my brain now darn junk" when he struggles to recall what he wanted to say and was slowly lost all appetite, consuming food was a chore and daunting task.

He has been consuming Ensure milk ever since we found out about cancer it worked well for a couple of years but wasn't effective enough in proving him the nutrition that he needed.

I was determined to give my father the best I could, so did my research and found out about ProSure Orange Powder, also available in Vanilla Powder. I read many reviews online and yes the elderly can be a fussy bunch who prefer certain flavours such as orange "thankfully" or coffee. 


ProSure orange


The best milk to stop cancer-induced weight loss -  As I googled my way into searching for a solution, Abbott Prosure High Protein Powder - Orange was top of the list. This milk powder is specially formulated to promote weight gain, improve appetite, build or maintain lean body mass, Attenuate the proinflammatory response, supports immunity health, provides antioxidants. Has vitamin E & C, EPA, prebiotic fibre Fructooligosaccharid, contains high-quality protein and is lactose-free and gluten-free for lactose intolerance and has allergies to gluten.

EPA stops cancer induce weight loss - Studies have shown that EPA aids in Help promote weight gain, maintain lean body mass and immune response. ProSure has lower fats than other oral nutritional supplements and contains EPA Omega-three fatty acids. I have also read that our brain uses Omega-three to build nerves, My father was more alert and more or less to his dapper self.

Retailing at $30.50 for a small tin might be a pinch in the pockets for caregivers as the milk power is advised to be consumed twice a day to meet the optimum nutritional needs. I usually make my purchase at Unity and use the link points that I have earned while grocery shopping to offset the cost another vendor that I purchased from was Tong Hai Department Store, do drop them a call or Facebook message to check if they have stock.  380g Their prices are usually lower for medical supplies.  If you have memberships at Guardian and Watson  I believe you can offset the cost as well with your points but the trouble is not every branch carries the milk powered, an online order perhaps would be a better option if you purchase from the latter. In Shopee they have a coin reward system for purchases as well, to off set purchases.

Disclaimer- I am not a medical practitioner or qualified to give medical or dietary advice all that I have written is my personal opinion. Please consult a doctor.

All my post on eldercare is dedicated to my father David Koh, 1942-2020, the man who pushed me to be the best I can be, who never put down my ideas and always encouraged me in all that I chose to do.