Mai By Dashi Master Marusaya Tasting Session

March 29, 2020 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Mai By Dashi Master Marusaya Tasting Session
46 Bukit Pasoh Road

Opening Hours:
Mon - Sat: 12pm - 2:30pm (Lunch), 6pm - 11pm (Dinner),
Closed Sun

This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session.
Attended with representatives from Jennifer Yeo Lifestyle, Chubby Botak Koala, Eat Dream Love, and The Arctic Star.

Seasonal Sashimi

Boomarang Bistro & Bar

March 18, 2020 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Boomarang Bistro & Bar
60 Robertson Quay
#01-15 The Quayside

52 Circular Road

Boomarang Benedict / Eggs Benedict (SGD $18)

A Gan Guo Kui

March 15, 2020 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

A Gan Guo Kui
107 North Bridge Road
#B2-K05 Funan

23 Serangoon Central
#B2-10 NEX

68 Orchard Road
#B2-44 Plaza Singapura

Variety Of Guo Kui

Botan Japanese Restaurant Tasting Session

March 13, 2020 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Botan Japanese Restaurant Tasting Session
37 Pekin Street
#01-01 Far East Square

Opening Hours:
Mon - Sat: 11:30am - 3pm, 6pm - 10pm,
Closed Sun

This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session.
Attended with representatives from Jennifer Yeo Lifestyle, and Seth Lui.

A5 Miyazaki Wagyu Beef (SGD $80 for 100g)

Studio M Hotel

March 10, 2020 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Studio M Hotel
3 Nanson Road

Luxe Loft Living

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 8
Visited: Mar-2020
Ambience & Setting: 8
Food & Beverage: 6
Service: 7
Value for Money: 8
Budget about SGD $580 per person.
- $540 Accomodation 4D3N
- $40 Room Service

Hotel Facilities: Business Centre, Free Wi-Fi, 2 Restaurants (Breeze Dining Area, Memo Cafe), Gymnasium, Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, 2 Lounges (Lobby Lounge, Quiet Lounge), Sun Terrace, Electronic Dartboards, Cable TV, Shuttle Service, Laundry Service, Meeting Rooms, Tour Arrangements Service, Complimentary Items In Mini-Fridge, On-Site Parking, Currency Exchange Service

Hotel Activities: Work Out, Internet Surfing, Swimming, Suntanning, Darts, Tours, Meetings, Organised Activities


Located about 30 minutes drive away from the Changi international airport in Singapore, the Studio M Hotel is a stylish, modern 4-star designer hotel, best known for its fully loft-inspired rooms. Designed by Italian architect Piero Lissoni, Studio M Hotel has a modern elegance that is timeless, even though they opened over a decade ago in June 2010. With 360 air-conditioned rooms across 9-storeys, Studio M Hotel offers a good balance between comfort and style for its target market of business travellers and couples.

Ambience at Studio M Hotel exudes a modern timeless elegance, courtesy of the smart monochrome hallways and minimalist design. The lobby features a central molded reception desk with soft curves, cascading LED rods overhead, a smooth polished stone floor, and large floor-to-ceiling windows. Pops of quirky sculptured vases of plants in vibrant colours offset the clean lines, lending a sense of energy. The walls surrounding the Sun Terrace feature large murals of nature, flowers, and plants, complementing the greenery around the area.

Rooms at Studio M Hotel are clean, comfortable, but cramped. I stayed at the Executive Loft room. The loft room has huge floor-to-ceiling windows, which offered a view of the Singapore River. The living area has a comfortable lounging sofa bed, a decent study desk, and a small kitchen counter with flask, mini cooler fridge, and the only sink. The in-room wifi connectivity is fast and stable, and power points are accessible. The tiny toilet and bathroom with standing shower occupy separate spaces, and the amenities are restocked daily. Stairs connect the bedroom space on the upper mezzanine, this area is small and cramped, with the large comfortable bed taking up the whole area.

Food at Studio M Hotel is mostly provided by the breakfast-only buffet dining at the Breeze Dining Area. Open only during breakfast hours, there's a small range of dishes, which are decent but ultimately forgettable - you're better off eating at the many excellent cafes and restaurants in the Robertson Quay area. The Memo Cafe is a standalone cafe housed within the premises, and they offer a small range of Western dishes and beverages thoughout the day, including casseroles, salads, sandwiches, pasta, pizza, and cakes at reasonable cafe prices.

Service at Studio M Hotel is polite, efficient, but largely transactional. There's little engagement from the fairly young staff. They made several mistakes with my access, which was only partially corrected despite multiple attempts, so I experienced difficulty accessing some common areas of the hotel. In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, I observed Studio M Hotel staff performing more thorough and frequent cleaning of common areas. Staff were equipped with masks, and random temperature checks were performed. Hand sanitizers were also made available in common areas for guests to avail themselves.

Facilities & Activities
The facilities and activities at Studio M Hotel are targetted at business travellers and couples, less so for families. The gymnasium is well-equipped with a good variety of fitness equipment. The swimming pool is large but long, which means swimming the length of it only allows for 2 people at a time. There's electronic dartboards along the deck, and a small business centre. There're supposed to be several meeting rooms, which I didn't see, as my access wasn't properly configured. Of note are their shuttle services to town and other places of interest, as well as tour arrangements to attractions around Singapore. Of course, there's also the nearby fine dining and nightlife scene of Robertson Quay and Clarke Quay respectively, all within walking distance.


Studio M Hotel 01 - Exterior Facade

Studio M Hotel 02 - Living Room

Studio M Hotel 03 - Kitchenette

Studio M Hotel 04 - Bathroom

Studio M Hotel 05 - Bedroom

Studio M Hotel 06 - Gymnasium

Studio M Hotel 07 - Swimming Pool

Studio M Hotel 08 - Breeze Dining Area

Studio M Hotel 09 - Business Centre

Studio M Hotel 10 - Lobby

Studio M Hotel 11 - Electronic Dartboards

Studio M Hotel 12 - Memo Cafe

Studio M Hotel 13 - Egg Robot

Studio M Hotel 14 - Luxury Trishaw

Studio M Hotel 15 - Sun Terrace

Studio M Hotel 16 - Fluffy Cloud Decor

Studio M Hotel 17 - Graffiti Art

Studio M Hotel 18 - Entrance

Studio M Hotel 19 - Quiet Lounge

Studio M Hotel 20 - Artwork



50 Cognitive Biases In The Modern World Infographic

March 07, 2020 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

50 Cognitive Biases In The Modern World Infographic

A cognitive bias is a systematic pattern of deviation from the norm, or rationality in judgment. The individual's perception and judgement result in a perceived "subjective reality" construct. This construction of reality, not the objective input, may dictate their behavior in the world. Thus, cognitive biases may sometimes lead to perceptual distortion, inaccurate judgment, illogical interpretation, or what is broadly called irrationality.

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Jinjja Chicken

March 04, 2020 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Jinjja Chicken
930 Yishun Avenue 2
#01-45 Northpoint City

249 Victoria Street

3155 Commonwealth Avenue West
#B1-28 The Clementi Mall

78 Airport Boulevard
#B1-247 Jewel Changi Airport

Gimbap Bulgogi Beef (SGD $8.90)

Amazin' Graze

March 02, 2020 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Amazin' Graze
Online Store

Various Third-Party Retail Stores

63 Ubi Avenue 1
#04-08A 63@Ubi

Range Of Mixed Nuts
Range Of Mixed Nuts