Thursday, December 8, 2016

[Sponsored] Experience with 1-Day ACUVUE® Oasys® with Hydraluxe™ technology

I had the chance to try out 1-Day ACUVUE® Oasys® with Hydraluxe™ technology at Alexis Eyewear, Paragon. Being someone who wears contact lenses nearly everyday, the comfort level of the contact lens to me is very important. Especially when my work requires me to stare at my 21" comp for 8 hours, solving problems, my eyes gets tired and dry easily.

Some may ask, why not just stick to your glasses. Wearing my glasses with my headphones on at work results in painful ears, so I will always go for contact lenses instead of glasses. During my off days, I will head out, wearing my contact lenses as I will always opt to bring my sunglasses out as my eyes are also sensitive to light. With so much time on wearing contact lenses, I definitely needed something more comfortable.

The Eye Care Professionals at Alexis Eyewear are friendly and nice. As I already know my degree, I could just provide my degree and purchase my lens and go. But because I wanted to know if my degrees increased, they were nice to do an accurate vision measurement and prescription, also a comprehensive eye health assessment for me. But before that they asked about how often I put on my contact lens and what I do and stuffs. Ultimately, the advise they gave me was to get a pair of comfortable lens that can last and also to give my eyes time to breathe. Basically to use my glasses when I'm not working. *sweats* I try I try.

Alas, due to work, my degrees have a slight increase and I had to get higher degrees contact lens than my current ones. The Eye Care Professionals were nice enough to ask if I will be able to get used to the new degree as my specs have to change to the new degrees yet. I gave the new degree a go first.
Before wearing the contact lens
After wearing on the contact lens. 

Got to try my first pair of 1-Day ACUVUE® Oasys® on the spot. I am amazed by how comfortable  1-Day ACUVUE® Oasys® with Hydraluxe™ technology is. The moment I wore it, it felt like it was there but not there. There was no "annoying" feeling as I put it on. I always have this feeling as my eyes are sometimes too dry to accept wearing lenses. The contact lens texture is thicker than what I usually wear and the Eye Care Professional mentioned, 1-Day ACUVUE® Oasys® is probably a little too thick and fitting as there were customers who feedback it was harder to remove.

So I tried to remove on the spot, it was OK for me. But if I were to have longer nails, then probably it would require a little more work and care when I remove those lens. The Eye Care Professionals were nice to enough to provide two extra sets in the event that I am not comfortable with the new degrees, I am most welcomed to exchange to my old degrees.

Managed to find time to try it out on one full day out at work and after that dinner with friends. At the end of the day, my eyes didn't feel so dry even with the contact lens on. It didn't went blurish due to the residue building up in the lens itself as it allows my eyes to breathe. My vision remained perfect clear even till the end of the day. I felt comfortable the whole day, even though I stared at my comp for long hours.

And when I took out, I don't see that much residue left on the lens as compared to other daily lenses that I usually wear. I have this habit to check because most of the time, by 8 hours, my eyes starts to get tired and vision turns blur. This is due to the residue that builds up quite quickly, which results on blur vision. Probably coz my eyes couldn't breathe.

My new daily to-go contact lens~
This is definitely THE LENS I am gonna stock up as it keeps up with my demanding days at work. Also it's great for people who just started their career as we work our way up as our lifestyle transits into a demanding one. We all just want to feel comfortable even at the end of the day, keeping our eyes comfortable and vision clear. After all, our eyes are the window to everything.

1-Day ACUVUE® Oasys® with Hydraluxe™ technology is available at all optical shops, priced at $72 per box. Each box has 30 lenses. I’d encourage you to visit Alexis Eyewear @ Paragon. Loved their professional service! And right now there's a promotion going on. You can get $30 off, minimum purchase of two boxes, with the voucher! Download $30 e-voucher to try ACUVUE® OASYS® 1-Day (Voucher will also be valid for other key brands – Define™, MOIST® for Astigmatism, MOIST® Brand Multifocal)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Plextor EX1 External SSD

Plextor finally released their latest generation external SSD, weighing only 30 grams, we all now don't have to sweat whenever we need to bring our external SSD out. Not only light weight and slim, The Plextor EX1 is built with extreme speeds in mind, using the latest industry-leading USB Type-C connector with the powerful Plextor high-performance SSD core to provide exceptional data reading/writing speeds. It fully enhance the performance of external storage devices, especially for large-capacity file transfer and backup.

Equipped with the Plextor's renowned high-performance SSD core, it offers amazing 550/500 MB/s continuous read/write speeds, respectively, providing data transfer efficiency that is unheard of in traditional flash drives or external hard drives. This will not affect the overall performance of the system.

Also the USB Type-C supports the USB 3.1 Gen 2 standard that is capable of transfer speed up to 10-times faster than the USB 2.0 standard. Besides the speed, The Plextor EX1 is exquisitely designed to be shock-proof, quiet during operation, to minimize any data loss and overheating, which are the typical known issues to external HDD with moving mechanical parts.

This external SSD is good for users who are always on the go, ultra-slim laptops and even mobile users. It supports mobile storage on Android devices via OTG. With the storage, it greatly expands the capacity to run any applications, backing up files or even transferring files. With its speed, users can do post-production photos or videos or even playback ultra HD video clips on it. Moving even further, users can even launch operating systems and complete databases from the EX1 to streamline their efficiency in terms of both work and play.

Besides gold, The Plextor EX1 also comes in titanium silver. The package comes with a Type-C to Type-A USB adapter cable, as well as a carrying pouch, which perfectly complement any smartphone, tablet, or laptop to create a mobile storage solution that offers the most professional and stylish experience. However for android users, OTG cable has to be purchased separately.

The EX1 will be available in three different capacities (128 / 256 / 512 GB) to choose from, and the entire series comes with a 5-year limited warranty from Plextor.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Sugar & Spice, Taiwan’s No.1 Gift of Choice

Located on Dunhua S. Road in Taipei City, Sugar & Spice’s decor is minimalist and bright. Their Chinese name, 糖村, translated as Sugar Village fits in the ideal place of a Sweet Paradise.

The store front is already so pretty and pinkish~, made me felt welcoming. Sugar & Spice is being referred by Business Weekly as a store which “sells desserts like LV”, the business has grown at a steady rate of 15-20% annually, producing approximately 1/3 the nougats sold in Taiwan each year.
Their highest selling product is their famous French Nougat that most people find it hard to put it down after the first bite. It is chewy yet not sticky, no wonder people can't put it down after the first bite. Their nougat comes in different flavor, they also have the strawberry nougat

Strawberry Nougat

Toffee Nougat

Besides the French Nougat, not forgetting Taiwan is famous for their pineapple pastry, Supar & Spice too have their own manufactured pineapple pastry. Different varieties of pineapple are selected during each season, so you probably get a different taste in each season.
Look at the golden pineapple fillings 
I just wanna fill my snacks bar with all the pineapple pastry, look at the yummy pineapple pastry! What I like is that it is not too sweet yet soft and crusty on the outside. A little like soften shortcake base.

Lovely packaing
And notice the Golden Horse Awards packaging? It was selected as the gift for the international celebrities who attended the 2016 Golden Horse Awards this year.  If you are planning to get this back home for families and friends as a gift, they have the most wonderful packaging. You dont have to rack your brains to figure out how to gift them.

Look at how stylish the packaging is. Credits: 周杰克
Not only that, you can even handcarry as a check in, looks like a proper bag isn't it?  Besides this big packaging, they have smaller ones if you think you ain't planning to get such big ones.

Gold or Pink, all you can choose. Credits: 周杰克
If you want to mix and match your gift box, not only getting nougats and pineapple pastry, Sugar & Spice also carries a variety of desserts. Ranging from Taiwanese snacks to French delicacies, you can hardly worry of running out of desserts to gift.

IF IF, you are taking China Airline from Hong Kong International Airport or Incheon International Airport, you'll be able to try out their nougat when you do your check-in ♥.


Address of Sugar & Spice:

No.158, Sec. 1, Dunhua S. Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City 106, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Tel: +886-2-2752-2869
Fax: +886-2-2752-3749
Opening Hours: 09:00 - 22:00
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