Category Archives: Dating & Love

Classic Dinner Date with GaiGai Events

&SONS, 20 Cross Street – Check out their chic and modern interior!

Being foodies, the team behind GaiGai is always sourcing for the next best venue that can offer participants an unforgettable meal. On 12th July 2018, GaiGai hosted a weeknight dinner date event at &SONS where our singles enjoyed a delish 3-course meal.

For Starters – Casarecce Pasta with Roasted Vegetables and Pecorino Cheese

On top of the delicious food, GaiGai events team also prepared conversation cards to facilitate conversations among our participants.

For Mains – Angus Beef Steak with Red Wine Sauce OR Sea Bass with Asparagus & Seafood Sauce

For Dessert – Chocolate & Apricot Cake with Coconut Chantilly Cream

Here at GaiGai, our hunt for interesting and exciting events never stops as we strive to create the best dating experience for all our participants.

Western cuisines, not your thing? Try something more local then, sign up for our Roti Prata workshop and have a flipping good time this coming November!

Till then!

GaiGai Events Highlight: A Brew-tiful Coffee Appreciation Workshop

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In partnership with Dave Lim, an award-winning coffee expert, GaiGai conducted a coffee appreciation workshop on 10th June 2018 in SunRay Cafe.

As participants were allocated to 3 groups of fours and fives, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee slowly filled the room. The groups were kept small to ensure optimum quality interactions. The gradual chatters in the room slowly washed away any remnants of awkwardness as participants discussed their love for coffee.

It seems as though coffee was not the only thing brewing between them!

Get to brewing!

Photo by GaiGai

As the workshop began, the groups were each given opportunity to brew their very own cup of coffee: grinding the coffee beans, adjusting the flow rates and then dripping their first cold brew and hot brew.

It was interesting to see that a perfect cup of coffee actually required so much detail to attention and a whole lot of teamwork. Each member in the group had a role to play when it comes to taking charge of time, speed, volume and observation of the drip from all angles. Participants had to work together to achieve the desired quality of coffee as instructed by Dave. It was indeed a feat!

With their finished product, the groups proceeded to experience the process of Coffee Cupping – a professional process of observing the taste and aroma of different coffees in order to identify the ones that they personally brewed versus those that can be found in local coffee shops.

As the aromatic caffeine worked it’s magic across the room, the participants continued to engage in meaningful conversations with one another.

Coffee appreciation workshops has always been one of our popular events so caffeine lovers so stay tuned for the next one! Sign up early to secure a slot and brew your very own cup of coffee, maybe even a cup of love 😉

Interested to find out more about what kind of events we have been holding? Like our Facebook page to keep updated! While you’re at it, why not check this out?

Ciao!

Celebrities & Dating Apps: Here’s How You Can Do It Too!

In the pursuit of love, millennials are no strangers to seeking love online. More recently, local actress and model Sheila Sim got married to her husband, whom she later revealed that they actually met on a dating app! With the cult success of dating apps, it is no surprise when celebrities are too, getting in the act.

I believe that there will be more success stories with the rising popularity of online dating in Singapore but for now, here are some tips and tricks on how you could snag yourself a date!

Believe in them!

Photo by Courtney Clayton

The first step you can take is to take a leap of faith towards the world of dating apps. Since you are putting yourself out there in the virtual world, there’s really nothing you could lose! All you need to do is find a dating app with an interface that you enjoy using and the rest shall be history. While Tinder is a popular option, have you heard of Paktor? Founded in Singapore, the location-based dating app comes with unlimited swipes as well as in-app gifting. Imagine giving a virtual rose to a person you like as a conversation starter!

Available to download on the App Store (iOS) | Google Play (Android)

Honesty is the best policy.

Photo by Austin Neill

When writing your profile description, honesty really is the best policy. Put in any activities that you genuinely enjoy doing or books/movies you truly love. Any one-liner jokes that recently made you laugh? Put it there too! Chances are, those are going to be great conversation starters when your matches are trying to start a conversation with you.

The Image Roulette.

Photo by Warren Wong

Now that you have nailed your bio, let’s move on to your profile image. Firstly, you should put your best face forward. Forget group photos and sunglasses – users wouldn’t even know who they might be matching with. Secondly, if you’re uncomfortable with having direct eye contact with the camera, your side profile could be equally flattering too. Smile while you’re at it! No one can resist a genuine smile 😉

Be Yourself!

Photo by Marion Michele

Lastly, I think we all can agree that we have heard the phrase ‘fake it till you make it’ but have you ever wondered the actual inauthenticity of that phrase? Believe it or not, people will know when you are being real or fake the minute you meet them in real life!

Don’t feel pressured to be someone you’re not when speaking to someone online especially if you really really like them. Why be anyone when you can be you? Go out there and show them what you’ve got!

I know you have it in you. 😉 

Cheers to a great weekend ahead!

Pop-up Public Event You Shouldn’t Miss This February!

As Singapore Art Week has come to an end, with Valentine’s Day and Lunar New Year approaching, it is time for you to make some plans to celebrate the end of a happening February!

Question is, what makes a good party?

1. Remember to relax – with our free-flow drinks and light bites!

The key to meeting new people for the first time is to relax and be yourself! This is something most people forget, or cannot seem to control – let’s face it, we all feel nervous meeting people for the first time! However, fret not as we will be offering free-flow alcohol so you and your friends can help yourselves to it while making new friends!

Already included in the $20 ticket, help yourselves to the range of light bites as well as free-flow drinks! Come on, where else would you be able to get such a good deal? 😜

For only $20 nett, drink to the fullest as beer and wine will be on free-flow for a whole 2 hours!

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How to Plan Your 2018 Goals

When people think about resolutions, most people jump on the bandwagon drawing a list of “what I want to achieve” instead of digging deeper to find out the underlying purpose of what the goal can serve you in the long run. In other words, “what I truly need”.

If you have already drafted your resolutions for 2018, look at the list and ask yourself if it is something that is worth your time, how it serves you at your current point of life and for the near future.

The key to higher efficiency and a meaningful goal depends on the decision you make from now on.

Identifying your goals

Your needs depend on the phase of life you are in right now. Ask yourself these questions:

  • “What is the most important thing that matters to you?”
  • “What is the reason behind the choice that you make?”
  • “Can this goal serve a purpose?”

If you have a stable career, look into other aspects of your life. You hold a stable job, but how are you doing in other areas such as your love and social life? Do you feel lonely? What kind of goals can you set to change that?

Very often, we put so much energy in one aspect of our lives that we unintentionally neglect what is important to us that is supposed to make us feel whole and be a happier individual.

But fret not, any situation you are in, you can always make a difference.

Prioritise and Strategise

After identifying the goals you’d like to work towards, this is when you should ask yourself:

  • “Is this goal feasible?”
  • “What is the timeline for the goals you have set and how are you executing them?”

Always set a timeline for your goals and how you’d like to achieve them. It is all about being efficient and practical.

Say you have identified that you’d like to seek for your soul-mate and you’d like to meet someone new, go on dates and expand your social circle. This is a feasible goal and all you need to do is to act on it. If you don’t know where and how to, search for the most trusted local dating agency, sign yourself up and let them do the heavy lifting for you. There is no harm in trying. Better an “oops” than “what if”.

Committing

You have put in that much effort in planning your resolutions, but we all know acting on it isn’t the easiest.

The solution is to keep that list in a place that is always accessible to you. You can then easily see it and it becomes a reminder as you journey through your 2018 resolutions. Or better still, utilise the reminder application on your smartphone.

Go ahead and create goals that make you look back and and realise they are worth your energy and dedication. It is only then you’d feel the lasting satisfaction of achievement and bliss when your goals are met.

Especially to all the eligible singles out there, if one of your resolutions is to not be single anymore. Here is a little something for you. You can thank me later.

TOP 3 ROMANTIC WEEKEND GETAWAYS THAT HELP YOU EARN MILES

What is better than a weekend time out from the hustling bustling of city life? Let us share more than just the perfect getaway selection – we have recommendations just for you that will make your getaway worthwhile!

Additionally, at the end of the article, we will also show you how you can earn miles with Mileslife, a lifestyle+travel mobile app which allows members to earn their preferred frequent flyer miles from everyday spending, on top of your credit card earnings!

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TOP 5 WATERPROOF MAKEUP MUST-HAVES!

Remember that pool party that you wanted to go very badly but you never got the chance to because you want to look your best with your makeup on while you enjoy your time there.

Finding the right makeup is definitely not an easy task. There are so many brands and varieties you can choose from. Not to mention, the underlying concerns when you are afraid that your makeup will be ruined and smudged upon contact. But do not worry, we have just the solutions for you!


M.A.C Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof foundation

Ranked #1 Waterproof Foundation!

Splash Fest Waterproof Makeup

M.A.C Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof foundation is ranked number one for a reason. It is known for their long-lasting foundation (approximately lasting for 15 hrs) and its non-comedogenic property that makes it ideal for humid weather like our sunny island’s – making it perfect for beach parties all year round!

Where to buy: Sephora ION and MAC outlets


Amazonian Clay Waterproof 12-hour concealer

Splash Fest Waterproof Makeup

Worried about your dark circles or blemishes? This is a complete win as this concealer from Tarte is known to battle lasting hours, and on top of that, having a complete coverage – say goodbye to your fears!

Where to buy: Sephora


One of the MOST important features – your eyes! Remember, they say eyes are the windows to one’s soul – you don’t want to look tired and bare on the eyes! Well, fret not! We introduce:

Makeup Ever Aqua Smoky Lash Waterproof Mascara

Splash Fest Waterproof Makeup

Besides the waterproof factor of this mascara, not only does it open up your eyes, it also gives your lashes more volume and length for that dramatic effect you want to go for to stand out at a pool party!

Where to buy: Sephora


Kat Von D Tattoo Liners

Splash Fest Waterproof Makeup

Love water rides but also your catliner? Try Kat Von D Tattoo Liners which aims to keep your winged eyeliner in place!

This tattoo liner stays true to its name – melt-resistant, waterproof and perfect for long wear!

Where to buy: Sephora 


 

We’ve covered the minimum, but what is truly the most important highlight that shapes each face?

You’ve guessed it – the eyebrows!

Tarte: Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Pencil

Amazonian clay waterproof brow pencil

This eyebrow pencil is not only ideal for everyday use. The applicator makes the outcome look soft and natural – you don’t want to go too hard on the brows!

Where to buy: Sephora 


Aqua Rouge Waterproof Liquid Lip Color

Splash Fest Waterproof Makeup

Aqua Rouge Waterproof Liquid Lip Color is everything a lady wishes for – it has a wide range of 12 colors you can choose from!

Other than its extremely long-lasting quality, it is highly pigmented and has a matte finish. Ladies, always opt for a matte look at a beach party to stand out!

Where to buy: Makeupforever


Of course, it will be a hassle if you had to go from one place to another to get all these must-haves for your year-end parties! The best part, we’ve left it to the last, is you can get all these items at just one place – Sephora! (except for the waterproof lipstick)

Now that you have these items, the next step is to find the right event to turn up at where you can make good use of them!

Splash Fest 2017

Check out the SplashFest 2017 – biggest singles’ pool party of the year at Adventure Cove Waterpark, on 11th November! F&B, free carnival games, exclusive access to rides in the dark – all covered in just one event!

Looking pretty isn’t enough, you’ve got all the unicorn floats you’ll ever need for your Instagram worthy shots! On top of that, get ready for a splashin’ fun night with carnival games and exclusive promos from Shopee!

Get your BFFs ready for the biggest party of the year! Find out more here! 

5 Damn Worth It Dining Experiences that include earning miles!

If you are looking into spending an unforgettable dining experience with your date, the answers to your queries are here. Here are the top 5 restaurants to bring your date to for an amazing dining experience! Besides that, the food choices are worth every penny and minute of your time. The recommendations are hand-picked based on ambience, food quality, location and service, a package deal for you and your date to enjoy your time together!

These are fantastic choices regardless of occasions – just a different dining experience, celebrations or a romantic night out with your date. The best part of it is all these places under our curated list will allow you to earn miles, on top of your credit card earnings! Simply pay through Mileslife and start clocking your miles.

Download the Mileslife App (ios / android) now and be rewarded with 1000 bonus miles for your first purchase on Mileslife, with a qualifying spend of S$49 within 30 days of registration, using the promo code GaiGai. This promotion is only valid from 1 Oct to 30 Nov 2017, so hurry now!

 

D’Good Cafe

D’Good Cafe is a London-inspired cafe which has a cozy atmosphere perfect for brunch or lunch at Takashimaya. D’Good Cafe is well-rated in food blogs and recommended by many others who have reviewed it to be the ideal place to chill and socialize. They serve an extensive selection of western cuisines such as all-day breakfast and fresh bakes.

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How to Get Ready for a Date in Just 15 Minutes

Make yourself attractive and seductive in a flash.

When you ask a girl on a date, she will think about it days or hours before. She imagines herself indulging in a nice bath, perhaps wearing a face mask before she puts on her makeup. She wants to look and feel good before the date, so she’ll primp and pamper herself.

Unfortunately, you need at least an hour to do that.

Most of us don’t have the luxury of time before a date. Either work, family, or accidents come in between. We’re lucky to have at least 30 minutes and we start to feel frantic if we have anything less than that.

In this blog, we at Beauty Insider will show you how to get ready for a date in 15 minutes or less. We will teach you how to move fast, to psych yourself up, and to turn into a head-turner!

We don’t have much time, let’s go!

 

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Dear Dr. Love, How Should I Ask for Her Number?

What are some topics that I can talk about with my date?

I know, first dates are already nerve-wrecking, let say coming up with topics during the date! The key to striking conversations and keeping them going is to maintain a good balance of being interesting, curious and yet comfortable for the opposite party.

Some ideas for topics are overall well-being, hobbies, future and lastly, just fun things! These topics would give off a vibe that you’re genuinely interested in them as individuals and you’d like to know more about them. But it is also an opportunity for you to gauge what kind of person he or she is, as well as if you have anything in common with each other.

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