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Forum: General Chat Today, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By sky13
I have a Withings body+. It has been pretty...

I have a Withings body+.

It has been pretty consistent for me - no large variations in weight if I step on and off and on again.

It's a Wifi scale though, so has a lot of bells and whistles...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 1 Dec 21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,041
Posted By sky13
Sorry that this is a bit long, just wanted to...

Sorry that this is a bit long, just wanted to explain the different SARS-COV-2 test methods and what methods can detect Omicron.

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1) LFT/antigen testing: this cannot differentiate between...
Forum: Christmas 28 Nov 21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,109
Posted By sky13
In the last couple of weeks I have re-tried...

In the last couple of weeks I have re-tried Quality Street, Celebrations, and Heroes. (I looked at the tub of Roses in the supermarket today but decided it seemed to have too many soft centres for my...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 25 Nov 21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By sky13
Yes I've done that walk, went to the Walgreens...

Yes I've done that walk, went to the Walgreens (or was it CVS?) at Hyatt House. It's not too bad and I did it twice, both on full park days**

*Edit to add - I do walk and run a lot, to be fair...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 25 Nov 21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By sky13
Was looking at the Hyatt House or Springhill Inn...

Was looking at the Hyatt House or Springhill Inn for my last trip - think they both may have suites, are fairly new hotels, and are within walking distance of DL.

I have the vague recollection...
Forum: Christmas 23 Nov 21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,109
Posted By sky13
Quality Street = Celebrations I rarely buy...

Quality Street = Celebrations
I rarely buy Heroes or Roses, though now I'm wondering if I should try a tub of Heroes!

(Side note, I don't live in the UK, and a 650g tub of Quality Street is the...
Forum: Offers, Discounts, Codes, Cashback and UK Shopping 17 Nov 21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,745
Posted By sky13
Over here in Singapore, Amazon Singapore recently...

Over here in Singapore, Amazon Singapore recently introduced a 0.5% surcharge for use of Visa credit cards on their site.

But... I get up to 5% cashback with the Visa credit card I normally use...
Forum: Christmas 12 Nov 21, 02:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By sky13
I was recently looking at office chairs and had a...

I was recently looking at office chairs and had a brief look at gaming chairs like Secretlab but didn't find very good reviews on gaming chairs in general. (Something to do with durability,...
Forum: Accommodation 11 Nov 21, 03:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,447
Posted By sky13
I live somewhere tropical (basically Florida in...

I live somewhere tropical (basically Florida in summer) and my AC is currently set to 25 degrees Celsius which is 77 degrees Farenheit. Not sure if it is just what you are used to (since I am clearly...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Nov 21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,974
Posted By sky13
As some Dibbers may know, I live in Singapore...

As some Dibbers may know, I live in Singapore. There is a bit more context to this than the headline...

Under normal (non-COVID) circumstances, public subsidised healthcare (hospitals and...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 2 Nov 21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By sky13
I did this in 2017. I think I might have booked...

I did this in 2017. I think I might have booked through Klook (can't quite remember) but the actual tour operator was Florida Dolphin tours.

I was staying at Pop and the pick up point for Disney...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 1 Nov 21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By sky13
I would love to go! I remember being a bit...

I would love to go! I remember being a bit disappointed by how small the Disney Store just outside Tokyo Disneyland was when I went in 2015 (as my comparator was the one in WDW Disney Springs which...
Forum: General Chat 31 Oct 21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,752
Posted By sky13
I've been using Oral B electric toothbrushes for...

I've been using Oral B electric toothbrushes for the last few years, and have gone through a few now...

1st one was probably the cheapest in the range, it took either an AA or AAA battery, which...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 29 Oct 21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By sky13
Kate Spade does do some really nice Disney bags!...

Kate Spade does do some really nice Disney bags! In the past I've seen the Disney bags being sold at the Kate Spade store in Disney Springs but not seen them in the outlets before, nice to know they...
Forum: General Chat 28 Oct 21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,473
Posted By sky13
I'm the complete opposite, almost never sleep...

I'm the complete opposite, almost never sleep before midnight. I'm very much a night owl though and have always found myself more awake/productive late at night than in the mornings!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 25 Oct 21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By sky13
Generally I tend to be on flights that mean I get...

Generally I tend to be on flights that mean I get to my resort around 7pm-ish. In the past, I've done both extremes on arrival day - collapse into bed (maybe with a quick stop at the food court for...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 23 Oct 21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 752
Posted By sky13
I flew in/out of this airport (SNA/John Wayne) in...

I flew in/out of this airport (SNA/John Wayne) in 2012, after reading that this was a better airport to use if going to Disneyland than LAX. I just used Super Shuttle to get from SNA to the...
Forum: General Chat 22 Oct 21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 903
Posted By sky13
I was a very early adopter of the Kindle and went...

I was a very early adopter of the Kindle and went through the Kindle 2, Kindle 3, and the Kindle Paperwhite.

While I loved the Kindle Paperwhite and still have it, I barely touch it these days as...
Forum: General Chat 22 Oct 21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,395
Posted By sky13
I have a Nespresso Creatista Plus. It does the...

I have a Nespresso Creatista Plus. It does the usual Nespresso pod to espresso/lungo that all the Nespresso original line machines do, but also comes with a milk steaming wand so that I can steam...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 21 Oct 21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By sky13
Singapore! Daiso's been around here for quite a...

Singapore! Daiso's been around here for quite a while now and I tend to pop in there every now and again to pick up a few things. They sell so much useful stuff at extremely reasonable prices...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Oct 21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By sky13
It'd be really nice for me if they keep the...

It'd be really nice for me if they keep the LHR-MCO route - in the past where I'd flown with BA to Orlando I would typically fly into LHR (due to flight routes from where I am only going into LHR)...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 15 Oct 21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By sky13
Daiso is brilliant, we have them where I am but...

Daiso is brilliant, we have them where I am but it's more expensive than 100Y/item here (apparently 165Y/item according to currency conversion). Even at this higher price though their items are still...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 12 Oct 21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,624
Posted By sky13
Stayed there in 2018. I deliberated over the...

Stayed there in 2018. I deliberated over the booking for ages before booking it because of the price (even with an offer for our dates!) but finally went ahead and booked it. We absolutely loved it,...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 8 Oct 21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,743
Posted By sky13
As others have mentioned - these masks need to be...

As others have mentioned - these masks need to be properly fitted to work as intended, if they are not properly fitted there will be gaps between the mask and your face that allow particles to go...
Forum: General Chat 30 Sep 21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By sky13
I've used one before though this was a few years...

I've used one before though this was a few years ago (2017 perhaps?), left some luggage there for a few hours while I went wandering around central London.

The one I used was located just next to...
Forum: General Chat 24 Sep 21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 740
Posted By sky13
I have one of the Knomo Beauchamps too and it's...

I have one of the Knomo Beauchamps too and it's fantastic. I use it to carry around a laptop (sometimes) and an ipad on my commute and it's really comfortable.
Forum: General Trip Planning 23 Sep 21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By sky13
Singapore is really small, so the city itself...

Singapore is really small, so the city itself (City Hall, Orchard, Marina Bay areas) isn't that far from Sentosa! That being said some of the hotels on Sentosa are a little bit further away from...
Forum: General Chat 22 Sep 21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By sky13
I actually had Invisalign for a couple of years...

I actually had Invisalign for a couple of years but it couldn't correct my bite even after refinements - so after discussion with my orthodontist I actually switched to braces. Currently on braces...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 22 Sep 21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,172
Posted By sky13
Most antibody tests for SARS-CoV-2 look for...

Most antibody tests for SARS-CoV-2 look for antibodies against either S (spike protein) or N (nucleocapsid protein).

In a COVID-19 infection, the virus makes all its proteins including both the S...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 16 Sep 21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By sky13
I've deflated my Mickey balloon before and...

I've deflated my Mickey balloon before and brought it home. Fairly easy to deflate it on my own once I figured out the knots. Have yet to re-inflate the ones I've brought home, though!
Forum: General Chat 16 Sep 21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By sky13
I run but 99% of my runs are not in any way fun...

I run but 99% of my runs are not in any way fun at all!

However - I read a quote along these lines years ago and it's stuck with me since - "You'll never regret going for a run" - and so far this...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Sep 21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 12,804
Posted By sky13
I don't normally book Disney holidays until maybe...

I don't normally book Disney holidays until maybe 1-3 months before the trip (with some exceptions e.g. when I did runDisney as that required booking the races months in advance), so I don't have...
Forum: General Chat 9 Sep 21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 892
Posted By sky13
I definitely remember this and the thread with...

I definitely remember this and the thread with Dibbers who were out there that time!

Remember being out there and slowly starting to hear more and more news about Irma. At first there was a lot...
Forum: General Chat 4 Sep 21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,262
Posted By sky13
I don't have exact figures but my best guess is...

I don't have exact figures but my best guess is perhaps around 10% - some years more (especially if multiple Disney trips in the same year), some years less (last year and this year being 0%!).
Forum: General Trip Planning 4 Sep 21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By sky13
Our border controls are still really strict - for...

Our border controls are still really strict - for most countries (including the UK) you can't even enter Singapore as a tourist at the moment; and even if you can enter Singapore there is still a...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 3 Sep 21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 55,216
Posted By sky13
I had a similar conversation with friends (who...

I had a similar conversation with friends (who all know I'm addicted to WDW holidays), and came to the conclusion that at the moment I wouldn't go even if the entire trip was free. I'm just not...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 3 Sep 21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By sky13
I've done several solo trips to WDW but I usually...

I've done several solo trips to WDW but I usually base myself at a Disney hotel, most often Pop. This is mainly for ease of getting around using Disney transport, plus I personally feel safer staying...
Forum: General Trip Planning 3 Sep 21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By sky13
It's been a long time since I've been to...

It's been a long time since I've been to Switzerland but I have really fond memories of it and would love to go back again!

Both times I went I got a Swiss Travel Pass which made getting around...
Forum: General Trip Planning 3 Sep 21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By sky13
I live in Singapore, and have had annual passes...

I live in Singapore, and have had annual passes to Universal Singapore in the past though I've not been since maybe 2018 or so. When I had an annual pass I used to drop by there for a couple of hours...
Forum: General Chat 1 Sep 21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,928
Posted By sky13
I actually quite like how the calories are...

I actually quite like how the calories are displayed on menus sometimes, it has helped steer me towards lower calorie options on various occasions!

For example - I enjoy drinking cappuccinos,...
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