Sunday, June 26, 2016

Taiwan Trip - Smokey Joe's Apartment Hotel (冒煙的喬_就是公寓旅店)

Got the chance to visit Smokey Joe's Apartment Hotel (冒煙的喬_就是公寓旅店) at Gaoxiong during this trip and I was glad that we had two nights there. This Hotel is gorgeous and I love their design concept. Rather quirky and having the Texas feel in the middle of Gaoxiong.

When i walked it, I was greet by a lovely vintage turquoise car and the day we checked it, it was pretty late. I had the opportunity to see the lovely balloons lighting up the lobby in their brightest colours. I was awed away by the scene that I didn't want to go up to my room yet. *haha* But little did I know, my room was another wonderful little cozy area for photos too.
I love how the lights shines during the night. 
After playing around at the lobby, I finally lug my luggage up to my room, the double room. I was welcomed with a lovely pinkish room with a little western taste. I loved every single details in the room. The side lamp is actually in a shape of the tap, the dressing table is lovely though the mirror was a little too far for my liking but it is spacious enough for me.
I can sleep without worries when I have three animal heads looking over me 
The other side of the room, please pardon my luggage and the bags. 
They have like super cute toilettes too! It's like they branded everything to match the style of the hotel, with a little tint of cozy and cuteness in the little details of the room. Even the bath mat has the hotel logo, though I didnt take any photos, because I only realised after getting out of the shower *haha*.
Look at how cute the labels of each package are! Credit: 周杰克.  
Whoever is the designer has pretty much done a decent job to design each product here. Credit: 周杰克 
I had the chance to visit two other sizes room, that's the Quad Room and the Balcony Quad Room.
Quad Room, with two queen size bed. Credit: 周杰克
This room is a combination of English and British style, the posters in each room are randomly choose to be placed. BTW the toilet door is pretty cool too! It's a slide door which has metal poles as part of their design. Rather unique but heavy when i tried to close it.
Small cozy corner.
The sofa area, even the sofa is uniquely designed. And that's the staff from the Apartment Hotel. 
The Balcony Quad Room is a great room to book if you have kids and wants them to have some entertainment while you slip the tea/coffee complementary from the hotel. Or you want to have a home feel when you check into the hotel with your friends/ family, this is the room to book for. It is spacious enough to rest after a long day out on your trip.
The spacious living room
The living room is well equipped with a table hockey, lovely vintage sofa set and a vintage fridge. 
The table hockey that you can enjoy when you are back in the room. Credit: 周杰克 
There's a mini balcony to look out to the lovely view to relax after a long day out when you don't feel like staying in your room. The bedroom is exactly like the Quad Room, well-equipped with two cozy queen beds and a lovely armchair. 

Each room is labeled with an alphabet and room number. Using 24 letters out of the 26 standard letters, each label is well-designed, hand crafted too. As mentioned by the boss, the unit numbers are made up with screws, slowly done by the staffs. Bravos to them to do such a great job. I stayed at Room Z and here's a N for you guys. 
Each letter will light up when there are occupants inside the room. 
Since there are only 24 rooms, give it a try and guess which two alphabets are omit from their list (hehe).

If you are planning to visit Gaoxiong, do consider their hotel, if you like something western and a little vintage touch. 

Address of Smokey Joe's Apartment Hotel: 
91 Wufu 4th Rd Yancheng Dist Kaohsiung City 803, Taiwan
80344 台灣高雄市鹽埕區五福四路91號

Tel: 07-5210987
Fax: 07-5215688
Email to make a reservation: sjh-yc@smokeyjoes-hotel.com.tw
Official website: http://www.smokeyjoes-hotel.com.tw

Price: 
Double Room - TWD5,000
Quad Room - TWD8,000
Balcony Quad Room - TWD10,000

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

PLAY THE FUTURE with GeForce GTX


Had a chance to attend NVIDIA's private gaming party event, Play The Future with GeForce GTX on the 11 Dec at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport. It was held at level 1, Chengal 2.

Hi food! 
Reached there just in time, as the event was supposed to start at 6pm with dinner allocated till 7pm. We were given a private pass and a t-shirt for this event. Had dinner first while waiting for them to allocate rooms for us to try out the VR. There were only 3 station, and two of it was in each room, designed to give us the space to experience VR to the fullest.

The room where the one of the station was held. 
I got my chance to try out two different station since out of the three, two station had the same games to try out. The first station that I tried out had three games on VR for us to test, however, no photos of the games itself allowed as the games just looked normal on computer screen anyways.

The first game was The Blue, the setting of the game is underwater, on a shipwreck. The objective was for us to touch the fish and also the big whale. I was terrified, for I have never stood so close looking at the eyes of a whale, and secondly, it was all so real that was trying not to stare at the whale too long. Of course, my main fear was the tail of that big whale, it was racing in my mind "OMG OMG OMG, will the tail hit me in the face?". Probably those who were in the room were laughing at my silly actions. Trust me, I looked silly as it was just 2D on computer screen but it was all sooooooo real with VR.

The second game is Cool draw, or something, can't remember as it was not that scary. Actually that game is pretty cool as you can change the canvas to something that you like, it can be starry night, or space. You can be as creative as you want, walking into your drawings , enjoying what you can create. Basically it is a safe environment of your own world~~

The last game for the first station is to fix the robots, basically you are the so-call "mechanics". This game allowed you to test the remote to pull, turn and push. Pretty interesting as you can feel the remote's vibration in every movement. Wells, it was still scary for me, for I was afraid that the bits and pieces of the parts will fall onto me. And from what I know, no one managed to find the faulty part of that machine that we were supposed to work on. 30 seconds was given for each player to find the faulty part, dang! I failed and suddenly the floor decided to open and dumped out the poor robot. That was my ultimate fear! To fall off the room and i tried to moved myself as far from that portal as possible *sweats*. Poor staff had to pacify me that it was okay, I'm still on ground floor, I'm not going to fall off. But it was so real that I cannot contain my own fear T_T.

After experiencing the VR in the first station, I was as shaken as a little lamb. This is how future gaming would be like, experiencing each game at its fullest, real-life experience. If CS were to be set in VR, I would wonder if each player gets to feel the pain of each bullet if they get shoot in the game :p. hahaha But I would love to experience games like the second game, Cool Draw (or something), where I can glaze into the lovely skyline while enjoying my own creation.
Taking shoot of the station while someone else was trying out. 
The second station was just a sit down setting with a few games for us to choose, and a time-frame of 5 minutes each player. I got the chance to try out two games and it was fun to be able to look into the game 360 degrees with the Oculus glasses. Tried out a sword battle and a machine battle game, wells I suck in the machine battle because I'm not used to game controllers. The overall experience was fun but not as fun as the first station.

One of their staff, Sharone trying out the games after everyone was done. :p 
The overall experience with Nvidia was truly amazing and wells, in the near future with VR introduced to the market, I can turn one of my rooms into a gaming room. Soon Soon, as a part of my wishlist.
Must post with the banner. *hehe*
Credits: ourberries.com

Sunday, October 4, 2015

[Sponsored] Kotex LUXE Ultrathin Overnight

During that one week of each month, I will get a little jilted, especially at night. Because I suffer from  heavy flow on the first 3 days of my menses cycle and what's worse is that I don't wake up in the middle of the night most of the time. There are days that i will end up with overnight period leakage and start panicking in the morning *groans*.
32cm Overnight Pad
Now I do not have to worry about overnight period leakage. Kotex LUXE Ultrathin Overnight resolves this issue, as I do not suffer from overnight period leakage anymore. Changing to Kotex LUXE Ultrathin Overnight makes me realise that I do not have panic or be embarrassed about overnight period leakage.

LUXE Ultrathin Overnight is the pad that will help you realise that overnight period leakage is never your fault. The all-new Kotex LUXE Ultrathin pad is the new revolutionary pad where softness and dryness comes together. There are three main functions that combines to make me feel comfortable and be top of my game!

The New Honeycomb Liquid-Locker rapidly absorbs and locks away the fluid to help keep your skin dry and comfortable. This is important, especially during heavy flow, some pads does not keep the fluid away, thus it makes wearing them uncomfortable.

The second main function is the New Surround Lock Protection, where the surrounding of the pad is embossed with star-contours. This is designed to help provide you with additional security and leakage protection.

The last main function, New Ultra Comfort Cover, specially designed to deliver both dryness and softness, helping provide the ultimate experience of a high performance pad. The honeycomb centre helps keep your skin dry, while the surrounding soft cottony surface helps provide intimate care for your skin.

Kotex LUXE Ultrathin Overnight pad is so comfortable that I can sleep soundly throughout the night without worrying about sudden leakage attack. Also it is absorbs fast and keeps my skin dry the whole night. I do not have to worry about skin irritation like some other pads cause overnight, as it is suitable for all skin type.
24cm daytime pad
For daytime, the 24cm Kotex Ultrathin pad comes in as effective as the night time pad for regular flows. No more worries about leakage at work or any embarrassment. It is so thin that I will tend to forget that I have pad on, but I do not have to worry about any leakage and feeling uneasy as it keeps my skin dry and comfortable with its fast absorption and leakage proof protection. My worries are gone!
Comparison
The length difference isn't very huge but with an extra 6 cm keeps me comfortable overnight and I am able to get my beauty sleep even during my period.
If you are not sure Kotex LUXE Ultrathin Overnight is the one for you, you can check out free samples from SampleStore or head over to Kotex Singapore Facebook to redeem free samples. 

Kotex LUXE Ultrathin Overnight is available now at $5.95 per pack. :) Time to stock up before the cycle comes again.