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The perfect air-conditioner with Sharp

The weather has become warmer than ever. Air-conditioner is now a necessity in every household.

With escalating electricity tariff though, one has to think twice about switching on the air-con. Thankfully, energy-saving appliances are becoming the norm, especially appliances that consume high energy such as air-conditioners.

Sharp’s range of inverter air-conditioners is the perfect choice when it comes to choosing an energy saving air-conditioning unit. With both Plasmacluster Ion (Sharp’s unique technology that releases positive and negative Plasmacluster Ions into the room and reduce some airborne mold and viruses) and non-Plasmacluster ion options to pick from, you will be able to find the perfect cooling unit for your home.

I am particularly excited about the Plasmacluster Ion technology as Gareth has a very sensitive nose. Plus, we have a dog so there’s only so much we could do in keeping the air in our house clean. Having an air-con that not only cools down the house but also reduce airborne mold and viruses is such a big plus in my opinion.

The best thing about Sharp’s inverter air-cons is that they are able to reduce power consumption by about 50.3%. Certainly, the power-saving is further maximised by Nature Wing fan blades which are energy efficient.

Besides power-saving, the Plasmacluster Ion inverter air-cons come with Powerful Jet feature that will instantly cool your body and room down for about 30% faster than conventional air-cons.

There’s also the Gentle Cool feature which spreads cool air throughout the room, creating a pleasant environment for everyone. Its indirect breeze is wonderful for pregnant women, the elderly, and others who may be sensitive to low temperatures.

As an owner of Sharp air-conditioners, you can be assured of speedy service by the Sharp’s A Force team whenever your air-cons need servicing or repair too.

Wish we knew more about inverter air-cons and Plasmacluster Ion technology before purchasing our current air-cons. Will definitely consider Sharp when it’s time to change our air-cons!

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Mentaiko and rice…finally!

Truth is, things have been rather rough for me at the health front. No point in dwelling so I will move to things that make me happy.


I love mentaiko – whether in onigiri, pasta or temaki. The saltiness and pepperiness of the pollock roe – sublime!

Thing is though, I could never find a place where they serve just mentaiko and rice – the closest I could get to is onigiri mentaiko, which often is more like a teaspoon of mentaiko served with a fistful of rice. So unsatisfying!

My predicament has been resolved recently though. A couple of weeks ago we went to our regular Japanese restaurant, Niji Sushi, for dinner and I noticed that they have started serving mentaiko temaki. Of course I ordered the temaki, it was nice but as expected it’s mentaiko that had been mixed with some mayo and seasonings.

I told G that I wish that restaurants would just serve big slabs of mentaiko with rice instead of mixing it with mayonaise lah, cheese lah etc. G told me I should just asked the restaurant’s boss about it.

And so I did. He reacted with so much enthusiasm! He told me he has mentaiko everyday, just that he doesn’t display it in his menu because the menu is already quite big. He told me he could definitely whip it up for me on our next visit.

So we went back today and the boss upon sitting us down asked if I would like my mentaiko and rice. I was so happy he remembered. He said it’s going to be lightly grilled and I just nodded happily.

Mentaiko and rice /angels sing

It was as delicious as I imagined it to be. I even had a second helping of rice!

I’m guessing you’re thinking this is such a trivial post but I had so little appetite in the past weeks that this had been easily the tastiest, most appetising meal I’ve had for so long! I feel so grateful!

Rice mixed with salty, peppery pollock roes. Best!

Well, if you ever decided to eat at Niji Sushi, do give this meal a try!

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