Friday, October 14, 2011

Canada Cuppies

A few months ago we tried our hand at photographing cupcakes by the very talented Audrey from Sugar Pie Gourmet Cakes and Classes and yesterday I planned a session for the girls Wen Lin & Joanne to have a cupcake decorating class with her and yes, we took more photos :p

Here are some shots of the cupcakes which Audrey made for the Canadian Association of Singapore. We were after an autumn feel with warm hues. All those leaves you see are handmade with fondant and totally edible!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Cetaphil Giveaway

Tell me if this sounds familiar in the mornings. Walking into the bathroom, you stand infront of the mirror, a ton of products sitting at the basin area waiting to be applied onto your face. You end up using just one or two. That's me! Cleanser then moisturiser. IF I am not lazy, I will apply a sunblock but that's rare. I prefer a fuss-free facial cleansing ritual and Cetaphil fits the bill.

Originally developed by skin experts, Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is a soap substitute that preserves your skin's natural moisture. So it softens your skin as it gently cleanses. Its special formulation won't sting your eyes and can remove light make-up without clogging pores. It also does not leave a sticky residue over the skin surface. Developed to be used with or without water, Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is pH balanced and lanolin and fragrance free. It's non-drying and non-irritating properties makes it a gentle formula ideal for every age, every stage and every day. Cetaphil is the leading brand of gentle skin cleanser in Singapore.

Now for some good news - Cetaphil has travel packs up for grabs! Simply tweet (or retweet) the following text:

4 Cetaphil Travel Packs up for grabs! Tweet this & stand a chance to win! More abt Cetaphil on @maryannkoh #cetaphilsg

Giveaway is limited to one entry per twitter account, and those residing in Singapore only.

There is also a Cetaphil roadshow at Jurong Point on 29 & 30 October 2011 from 12pm to 9pm where you can win travel packs, iPad2 and cash! So if you are looking for a fuss-free way to keep your skin healthy and beautiful, try the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser and clear some space from your basin! :)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Happy Children's Day!

We at The Studio Loft had a great time planning and creating our Children's Day Walk-In which started today - fittingly on Children's Day! And what overwhelming support we had as more than 30 of you walked in and I am so sorry to have to turn a few of you away as we were really packed out for the day. It's like those shops that have the "sold out" sign put up by lunch time, now I can identify :p We hope that those who missed out today can still come for the next and final two days of the walk-in which is this coming Monday and Tuesday. We would like to thank everyone who came and made today a record breaking one for our walk-in history! Thank you! :) Special thanks to Elly and Itsy Bitsy Me too for sponsoring outfits for the children and setting up stall here for parents to shop their wares.

I would also like to thank my girls at The Studio Loft - Wen Lin and Joanne for working hard the whole day and managing to protect the props from being destroyed :p Also thanks to my Instagram mama friends (who all incidentally were clients of The Studio Loft before!) Cat, Rachel and Steff for letting your kids be our models for the trial shoot and promotion flyers.

Here's wishing all our children and yours a very happy Children's Day!!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Hello Siri!

No iPhone 5!!!!! Drats! I've been making do with my iPhone 3Gs for so long now it's starting to look like an antique :( So when the announcement came from Apple early this morning our time that it is actually an iPhone 4S, I was totally disappointment. BUT WAIT! As I watched the video, I got more excited. The big big thing for me as a photographer was of course the new 8MP camera and optics that also shoots 1080p HD video! Not only that, they have added a 5th lens to the camera plus a larger f2.4 aperture allowing for low light photography. There's an image stabiliser when shooting videos too, so no more Blaire Witch projects :p WOO HOO!

However excited I was about the camera, there was this new assistant they introduced which you can't help but love. Her name's Siri! Check her out below.

Now THAT'S AWESOME and did you see that baking section of the video, that's so ME! I am always checking the damn phone apps for conversion of temperatures, cups to grams etc with my oily and floured covered fingers. Now Siri can help me :D *dancing around the living room*

*added on 16 oct* Ok I dunno how Siri is going to respond to Singlish but here's a rough idea from Mr Brown with S.I.M.I! HILARIOUS! If you are Singaporean, you got to listen to this podcast :p LOL!

One last great news is iCloud. iCloud stores your music, photos, videos etc wirelessly and pushes them to all your devices. Automatic, effortless and seamless they tell you. Now that's just spiffy isn't it? Here I am trying to delete photos and apps I don't use from my iPhone just to be able to store new data. So iCloud is gonna save me all that storage problem :)

Ok, you know where to find me when the iPhone 4S starts selling in Singapore, at the phone shop :D

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Big One

So it's been a month since the big birthday party for the big one before he embarks on a new milestone to Primary School. Up till lately it hasn't hit me that he's going to school, a real school and soon! I've got like 3 months left with my big baby before he becomes a slave to the public education systerm. No more happy days off when grandpa decides to bring him to the zoo. No more vacations during off peak season, we now have to jostle with other families who have school going children. Oh and not to mention the early early mornings we have to get used to. So not looking forward :s

On the bright side, we do have 3 more months to go! I intend to spend a lot more time with Kay during this period. His 6th birthday was one event he has been so looking forward to. We decided to go all out, inviting all his classmates from school and other childhood friends. Heck I even made a trial cake in preparation for this party! He wanted a Beyblade theme, now that was mighty challenging. I got Yvonne jie jie (my ex intern) to draw Gingka, his favourite Beyblade character and composed him together with a photo I shot of him in the studio to complete his party invite :) It was a sports party and he chose two of his favourite sports, basketball and tennis. This was followed by a Beyblade tournament amongst the boys. I am sorry the girls were left out but they were busy eating the cupcakes anyway :p    

Below are some pictures from the party shot by Joanne jie jie. I beam just seeing how happy you were enjoying the company of your little friends :)

Son, if there's one word that can describe what I am feeling as I look at you now, it's pride. How you have matured into a sensible young man. Who would have guessed as you were an extremely demanding baby. You are not only a good son, you are a loving brother and grandson as well. We hope you will be a great student too! :) Here's to your last 3 months of kiddy freedom-hood and let's have fun! Happy 6th birthday Kay! We love you heaps! *smoooch*