Having Some “Couple Time” at Ikeda Spa

We love our kids, yes we do. We invest all our time and energy giving them a better future and showing them that we love them. We just want the best for them. All the sacrifices we’ve made, we’ve made it for them.

Now, although we love our kids, what about our spouse? When was the last time you’ve had a little time together away from the kids? When was the last time you were actually able to go on a date? Yes, most of your time has to be spent on the kids, but what about on your spouse? Take a break once in a while. Treat yourself. Allow yourself and your spouse to have a wonderful time together.

Don’t forget that your family doesn’t just revolve around your kids, there’s still your spouse too. Sadly, most parents forget about their spouse the moment they have kids as they pour all their love and attention they used to have towards one another onto their kids. Having kids is such an amazing thing but it can also be very tiring.

Every parent admits that they get tired every single day. They get drained. Why? Is it because they don’t love their kids enough? Most definitely not. This is because they haven’t been able to take care of themselves. Now, how can you take care of others properly if you can’t take care of yourself?

It’s impossible for you to be fully able to take care of someone else if you do not take care of yourself. When it comes to taking care of yourself, this also means your relationship with your spouse. Do you still go on dates? Do you still relax together? Have you ever went on a get-away trip with your spouse? Well, maybe it’s about time you do.

Now it doesn’t have to be something extravagant or complicated, you could both just visit the spa together. Now when you hear about spas and hot springs, you usually think Japan. Now, for those Onsen lovers, you won’t have to fly all the way to Japan to get the love you need. All you need to do is go to Ikeda Spa.

As much as we would love to, we’ve decided not to spoil anything from Ikeda Spa to ensure that you’ll totally enjoy your time there. All we can say is imagine red rose couple baths, cocoa butter candles, and a whole lot more. The kids aren’t the only ones who deserve a holiday. So do you.

Own a Successful Hawker Stall

Owning a hawker stall is not something most of the youth are interested in doing but what they don’t realize is that it can be more than it looks. A lot of people look at hawker centers and do not see the possibility of growth because as they have noticed, some hawker centers have been around for years! Well, if expansion and growth is what you are looking for, then maybe take another look at the hawker center business. You’d be surprised as to how aggressive and competitive it actually is!

Let’s say you have a hawker stall surrounded by other hawker stalls and although your sales are fine, you wouldn’t certainly mind the extra customers if you could. Now, how do you do that? Since most hawker centers are serving the same food, what can make you stand out? Well? Think of it this way, if there were three boxes with different wrappers and different delivery persons, how would you react? Let’s start with the first box. Let’s say that a huge white box wrapped perfectly and tied together with golden ribbons with a letter made of Lavender scented paper, wouldn’t you love to open it? The second box is delivered by a delivery man who goes straight to your door with a smile and a standard box. Nothing too special, right? Let’s just say that the third box was dropped at your doorstep. Now, which box was most appealing? What if the contents of the box were all the same?

Now that we’re done with the hypothetical situation, let’s talk about packaging and service. Packaging is important because even though you are serving the same thing, it could appear differently because of the packaging. You can serve with your own version of plates. You can probably serve your food on a paper plate with a short comic or sell your meals with a newspaper. You could even package your meals with a cup of tea or maybe even give out free soup?

There are so many ways to stand out that we just don’t want to spoil the fun and tell you straight away. Even the color of your stall has a lot to do with it. What if all the stalls around you were plain metal or chrome and yours was red and wooden? Wouldn’t you stand out? The key to a successful hawker stall is standing out from the ordinary. Positioning yourself away from the norm and offering something new to the table is something that could bring your hawker stall great success.

Highlights of the 2015 Budget  

Singaporeans were looking forward to hear the speech of the Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam about the 2015 budget. As expected, he highlighted the Silver Support Scheme and the improvement of Central Provident Fund (CPF) System.

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However, many Singaporeans were surprised to hear other budget allocations. The budget allocations will directly affect the citizens. Whether it is good or bad for the other, we have to know some highlights. Here are some highlights:

  • High-income earners: The Minister stressed that high-income earners (those who make at least $160,000) will have to pay higher income tax. The marginal rate now is 20%. Come 2016, high-income earners will have to pay additional 2% making it 22%.
  • Car owners: There will be additional petrol duty rates for car owners. This is effective immediately. The premium grade petrol will increase to $0.20 per litre while intermediate grade petrol will increase to $0.15 per litre.

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  • Middle-income and low-income households: This year’s budget benefits the middle-income and low-income households. Middle-income taxpayers can enjoy 50% of tax rebate. As for the lower-income households, the GST Voucher will be intensified to $50 cash.
  • Families with children: The minister also gave importance to the families with children saying that there is a new partner operator scheme that will complement to the already available operator scheme. The parents will be happy to know that these centres will offer lower fees. The government will also augment the Child Development Accounts of Singaporean children with ages six and below. These children will receive $600.
  • SMEs: To encourage SMEs and other start-up businesses, the Minister declared that the National Research Fund will be increased to $1 billion.

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4 Best KTV Places in Singapore  

KTV’s are great locations to hang out with your friends and family. It’s also a fun way to release the hidden performer in you. Have fun, sing your heart out and bond with your friends. Here are some of the best places in Singapore to go karaoke singing.

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TopOne’s place is a very spacious and nice KTV studio in Singapore. There are several karaoke rooms you can choose from, ranging from rooms with disco balls, smoke effects and colorful lightings. There is also a recording studio where you can feel like a real deal singer and record your rendition of songs.

Party World KTV

Equipped with beautifully decorated rooms, excellent audiovisual systems and nice lightings, Party World KTV is a hit among its customers. Its branches are also conveniently located near Clarke Quay, an area popular for its eventful nightlife.

Tang Music Box KTV

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Tang Music Box is not only a place for karaoke and enjoyment. You can also shop and choose your own favorite foods and snacks while taking a karaoke break in the main hall called The Meeting Place. Here you can socialize with other customers and your friends in between sessions.

Ten Dollar Club KTV

For students who are short on budget for prestigious karaoke places, Ten Dollar Club KTV offers a more affordable but entertaining karaoke experience. This is really an affordable choice because you can bring your own food to save up on the expenses. If you are also bored of karaoke, pool tables are provided in the main hall.

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4 Best Night Clubs in Singapore  

After five days of being stuck with work and school, the weekends are sacred for people who want to have fun and release some stress. After dark, people from different walks of life gather to night clubs to dance the night away or just enjoy the festive vibe of the place and sip on some cocktails. In Singapore, these are some of the best nightclubs you can visit in Singapore.

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Zouk Nightclub

Men and women, in all ages, flock to Zouk for the ultimate clubbing experience. Zouk nightclub has four different clubs inside the establishment- Phuture, Velvel Underground, Zouk and Lounge. Music in Zouk is provided by DJs from the local and international party scene.

Attica

Located in Clarke Quay, Attica is one of the many clubs that are popular to its patrons because of the excellent music, drinks, food and the party atmosphere they provide. Ladies will not run out of cocktail options in Attica because they serve various drinks and desserts for women.

Club Kyo

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Club Kyo is a great place to experience authentic Japanese spirits, wines and alcoholic drinks. The place exudes a contemporary vibe because of its earthy interior. The minimalist interior design does not prevent the clients to enjoy Kyo’s dance floor and groove to the good music.

The Butter Factory

If you are a fan of R&B music, then it’s guaranteed you will enjoy this place. Quality R&B music will be provided by expert DJs while you catch up with friends and sip your favorite spirits.

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The Best Places to Experience Korean BBQ in Singapore  

Korean pop music and Korean television dramas are not the only things making waves in different parts of the world. More and more people nowadays are enjoying delicious Korean cuisine. Because of this, the Korean dining experience have mushroomed into a profitable business especially in Singapore.

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Perhaps we were enticed by what we see in Korean dramas where people dine in eating shacks, grill beef and drink soju that the Korean meat roasting techniques have grown very popular not only in Singapore but in other parts of the world as well.

To enjoy authentic Korean barbeque in Singapore, we listed some of the best Korean barbeque restaurants you have to visit.

 

Ssikkek BBQ

They serve both fresh and marinated beef, chicken and pork in big trays. You can cook them however you want. There are even non-marinated meat slices available if you want to marinate or boost its flavor just the way you like it.

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If you want other food choices, they also have sausages, seafood and other Korean side dishes like kimchi. A lot of people keep coming back to the restaurant because the area is clean, comfortable and very well maintained.

 

The Corner Place Korean BBQ

One key attraction in The Corner Place aside from their grilled meat options is the Dong Chi Mi Gook Su or noodles served in water kimchi. It’s refreshing and a bit sweet. It’s a perfect combination with grilled meat and it gets you ready for another serving of meats.

The restaurant also offers a bibimbap buffet, which includes a hefty serving of rice, mushrooms, cooked meats, lettuce and other vegetables.

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