Thursday, September 29, 2016

Happenings in September - Food + Pokemon + Gardens By The Bay

Work has been really busy for me since the start of September. I have been staying back till late almost everyday for 2 weeks. I stayed until 9 - 10pm until I was the last soul to go back. Not really nice to stay behind after 8pm because air-con was off and office was so quiet but some "noise" can be heard. Argh, hope this month will pass fast.

I know I haven't been updating my blog as regularly as before, I was busy juggling my work, attending night classes, meeting school assignments deadline, out for gathering and etc. So here I am, squeezing out some precious time to update some of the things I did lately.

Wednesday 7/9/16

Pokemon Go has been a hit since the mobile game reached Singapore in August 2016. Till now, everyone is still crazy with it. Everywhere I go, I could see people with eyes glued to their phones, engrossed in the game.

The lunch kakis were all playing the games too. We decided to head over to VivoCity for lunch and also to catch the water pokemon. VivoCity is a hot spot for water pokemon such as Magikarp, Psyduck, Dratini, Tentacool and etc.

We have our lunch at Food Republic at level 3 and I settled myself for Mini Wok.
Easily satisfied with just meat and egg.

After our lunch, we went out to the sky park for some pokemon catching.
This was my first time the purpose of coming to Vivo was to catch pokemon.
It was really nice to come out, made me forget the stress that I was experiencing for awhile.

Thursday 8/9/16

Head down to Vivo for lunch again. We really have lots of joy catching pokemon here yesterday. First time catching so many Magikarp. I need many many Magikarp to evolve into Gyarados.

Today I have Thai chicken fried rice.

Roaming around the sky park with our eyes glued to the phone, ready to exercise our fingers when there was vibration alert.

Dragging my feet when heading back to office, ready for another day of long hours of work.

Sunday 11/9/16

Finally I have endured the work week. Things have been quite overwhelming for the past weeks, I felt so despair, lost and incompetent. So thankful that my friends were with me and dragged me out for the past 2 days. Coming out made me leave all worries behind.

Settled one part of my work in the afternoon before heading out.
Hanging out with friends always make me feel good rather than coping at home. Unless I really have to other school assignments to rush, if not I don't like to spend my day at home.

Decided to visit Gardens by the Bay.
I haven't been here for quite awhile, my last visit was in last December. I love coming here, taking a stroll by the pond, admiring the nature and exploring around.

This weekend was a week for greenery. Yesterday I went vegetable farm and today was Gardens by the Bay.

Having been to Gardens by the Bay countless of time, I have not been to OCBC Skyway. We decided to head up to check out the view from the skyway.

Wow, we were standing at 22 metres above ground and surrounded by panoramic vistas of the Gardens and Marina Bay skyline. Indeed a scenic stroll.

Met up with J after his wedding lunch appointment.
Thanks for being such a supportive friend, lending me your ears and listening to my issues.

In the heart of the nature.

Looking at the beautiful scenery and taking a stroll around the garden really helped in de-stress, I felt so much better. Energy recharged. 

We have our dinner at Menzo Butao @ The Dining Edition.
I have the curry cutlet curry rice with fries. The portion was huge and I couldn't finish eating it by myself.

Weekend always passed so fast, but never mind, thank god it's public holiday tomorrow. Another day of rest.

Friday 23/9/16

Another lunch at Vivo again. Pokemon Go indeed made us crazy. We were really into catching pokemon. Once start, it's not easy to stop. Gonna catch them all.

We have our lunch at Food Republic as usual. This time round, I tried their hokkien mee. The prawn noodle is nice but a bit pricey. 

While eating, I also managed to take down a gym.

Thursday 29/9/16

Met up with GF and Linda for dinner at VivoCity. Linda wanted to try Monster Curry and here we were at Monster Curry. We waited for more than half an hour before we could get a seat.

The 3 of us ordered 2 mega portion of curry rice for sharing. The portion was so huge that we couldn't clear finish all.

We ordered sea monster and combo curry.

Monster Curry is the only Japanese restaurant in Singapore to serve a “demi-glace” curry sauce, marked by a rich and deeply flavourful brown sauce.
Monster Curry serves all its dishes at five different levels of spiciness. We requested level one spice for both dishes.

GF was just back from her overseas trip and she got both of us some souvenirs from Melbourne. Thanks GF for always buying gifts for me whenever you travel overseas, thinking of us when you are abroad.

It was a nice gathering session with the girls, updating each other about our life.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

d'skin Prestige Grand Opening at Velocity

Congratulations to d'skin Prestige Grand Opening Velocity @Novena Square.

d’skin Prestige, a medi-aesthetics hub is the newest addition to the d’skin family located at Velocity @Novena Square.

d’skin Prestige housed its most advanced and high intensity treatments, delivering non-surgical treatments with 'surgical' results.

With 18 years of experience in Singapore with its leading aesthetic technologies, d'skin is able to treat different skin conditions and concerns effectively in the best therapeutic effort.

d’skin Prestige houses the world’s Top 5 medical-grade aesthetics technologies from across the globe from US to Europe where technologies such Alma, AFT, Venus Concept and New Life. The medial-grade technologies are effective for lifting, toning, acne and brightening, perfect our complexion with each two-hour treatment.

d’skin Prestige has 4 private rooms, giving clients the privacy and spacious treatment rooms that give calm and peace away from the crowds.

Here are d’skin Prestige signature medi-aesthethic treatments offered:

Power V-Shape Facial Treatment (120 minutes)

The lifting facial treatment uses 2 technologies with Radio Frequency to stimulate lifting and firming through collagen production. New Life encourages micro-lifting and muscle toning while Venus Swam tightens the skin and wrinkles.

The treatment smoothens complexion, lifts our skin and promises the shapely and toned V-shape face with brighter and younger skin. The skin can be lifted up to 3cm in just 60 minutes.

AFT Treatment (90 minutes)

AFT stands for Advanced Fluorescence Technology.
It uses Pulsed Light Technology to heat the skin's intended target with little to no damage or discomfort.
This treatment is best for treating pigmentation disorders like hyperpigmentation, darkened freckles, sun spots, age spots and melasma. It is suitable for all skin types.

Dermal Restructuring Treatment (90 minutes)

It uses 3D Bi-polar Radio Frequency to increase tissue volume for firmness and control skin blemishes to the different dermal layers. This treatment offers clinical-grade solutions such as skin resurfacing, smoothing for acne-related skin conditioning, scarring, enlarged pores, sagging skin, 'smile' line, dull and uneven skin, and lax skin on the neck.

d'skin has created their own skincare formulas to suit our evolving needs.
They are designed yo repair and restore the skin to its optimum health.
These products are available for purchase.

Thanks d'skin Prestige for the invitation to the grand opening, I will be back soon to try the treatment and also to review the Multivitamin Radiance Cream which I gotten at the opening.

For more information, please visit http://www.dskinlab.com/

D'Skin Prestige
Velocity @ Novena Square 
238 Thomson Road 
#03-04/05, Singapore 307683

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Visit to Quan Fa Organic Farm

Travelling to the outskirt of the west of Singapore for a farm visit.

I remembered the last farm visit I went was during Secondary School who was many many years ago, I was feeling thrill to have the opportunity to go for farm visit again.

Visiting Quan Fa Organic Farm situated at Lim Chu Kang area.

Quan Fa Organic Farm has been around in the market since 1999, cultivating organically grown vegetables for Singaporeans. They provide the freshest food crops that is both nutritious and healthy through the restraint of using pesticides and harmful fertilizers.

Quan Fa Organic Farm is a family-run business.
Over the years, they have grown from humble beginnings of a small organic vegetable retailer to one of the leading distributors in Singapore today.

Quan Fa has a little marketplace located within the farm where consumers can come to purchase the fresh home grown vegetables.

Farm tour began:

JJ, our tour leader aka the founder's son, brought us to the first stop which housed the sunflower sprouts. These sunflower sprouts will then grow into sunflowers months later. These sprouts can also be eaten directly, you can just pluck and eat.

Organic fruits and vegetables tend to grow slower and have lower water content, which contributes to the fuller flavour some people experience.

This is why organic food tastes better than non-organic food.

Out in the field with a land of lush greenery.
Such scenery is probably my first time seeing in real life, it's a unique experience for me.

Do you notice the yellow objects that are commonly seen in the farm?
They are actually used to trap insects. 

There is no use of pesticides, hence eat organically grown food is the best way of reducing our exposure to potentially harmful pesticides.

This secluded place was away from our urban city, it made me forget that I'm in Singapore at that moment.

Organic food contains higher levels of vitamin C and essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron and chromium as well as cancer-fighting antioxidants.

Fresh fruits growing from the trees.

Arriving at Quan Fa Compost System. 
This farming methods have proven to be a reliable source of healthy and delicious food, without synthetic and chemical fertilizers.

It used an unique culturing medium to eliminate obnoxious odors of raw materials. This medium subsequently produces a nutrient-rich organic debris; which deters the rate of damage caused by disease infection and insect infestation. The compost is used throughout the farm to condition dead soil back to its arable state, which eventually enhances and stimulates plant growth. 

Next we were moving to the green house section.

All the crops are harvested and packaged every morning to ensure maximum freshness, straight from the source. 

Over 40 types of fruits and vegetables are cultivated at Quan Fa.

We have come to the end of the farm tour. It was a great lesson learnt about the different growth stage of farming. Reading from internet/book and seeing it in real life is a totally difference experience.

With the girls at the farm, we have a nice gathering.

Thanks JJ for the farm tour and also the bag of organic vegetables.

A good new for all of you who are interested in purchasing the organic products online
You can enjoy 10% off
Promo code: QuanfaOrganicFarm 

Terms and conditions:
- Not valid for promotional items and dried goods. 
- One-time use per customer.

Tadah, here's what is in our bag of goodies.
We can use these organic vegetables to whip up a delicious meals for my family.

The best food in the world is definitely mummy's cooking. 
She never fail to whip up a dish filled with loves.

Just simply boil the veggies and they are good to consume. 
Healthy and delicious.

We toppled the veggies with chili to enhance the flavour and it fed us well.

Thanks Quan Fa for the warm hospitality and healthy organic vegetables. My family loves it very much.
For more information, pls visit http://quanfaorganic.com.sg

Quan Fa Organic Farm
35 Murai Farmway
Singapore 709145
Operating hours: Sat & Sun from 9am to 5pm
Tel: 6793 7693

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Ultimate Comfort with Laurier Ultra Gentle

Periods are an inconvenience that many women faced every month.

During those few days, girls experienced being emotional, discomfort around our intimate area and uneasiness.  For me, I always feel insecure during period. I become cautious about my dressing, I will avoid wearing light colours or thin material clothing in case of overflowing.

Do you know that 7 out of 10 women have experienced skin discomforts around their intimate area during period days?

What cause these problems?

We term this discomfort as Napkin dermatitis (inflammation of human skin with symptoms like itchiness, soreness and rashes).

Factors that trigger napkin dermatitis:
- High humidity environment
- Physical stimulation due to contact of napkin surface with the skin

We always thought that our eyelid area is the most delicate part of our skin because of the thin skin layer. 
This is actually not true because our intimate area has the least number of protective skin layers. The intimate area is the thinnest with average thickness of 6 layers, even thinner than eyelid! Hence extra care needs to be taken when protecting the area against inflammation.

Since periods are inevitable, let's accept it and get comfortable during our period week. 

Today I will be sharing with you my experience of using Laurier Ultra Gentle, sanitary pads.

Laurier is one of the brands that I have been using all these years. 
Being someone that is insecure, I always go for the thick and safety comfort sanitary pads during the heavy flow days, reducing the chance of leaking. Little did I know, this will cause our intimate area to be humid and sensitive.

To put a stop to skin discomfort and irritation, Laurier has introduced Ultra Gentle range of products to relieve skin irritations. 

Laurier Ultra Gentle is also the first napkin in Singapore to be dermatologically tested and very gentle to the delicate skin.

The improved range features the Block Patterned Core technology which ensures that the new Laurier Ultra Gentle conforms securely to our body movement, giving you better fit and comfort.

Laurier Ultra Gentle has following benefits:

Superior Absorbency
The Quick Lock System absorbs and locks fluid quickly through super absorbent high density fibres
Bid goodbye to that sticky, stuffy and wet feeling.

Ultimate Comfort
Unique airy soft wavy top sheet reduces skin contact so there’s no rubbing throughout our period. Thus, minimizing skin irritations and discomfort caused by friction. It ensured superior comfort even for the most delicate skin.

Extra Breathable
Airflow is channeled and promoted by the wavy surface that makes it 5x more breathable, thus relieving stuffiness, moisture and itchiness.

Laurier Ultra Gentle 25cm - $5.60
For normal to heavy flow use

The texture of the napkin was very soft and gentle on skin.
Despite being ultra thin, the napkin was very absorbent and suitable to use during heavy flow. It really amazed me. It allows us to feel comfortable even during period time.

Laurier Ultra Gentle 30cm - $4.80
Normal to heavy flow night use

The long napkin ensure we have a comfortable sleep without worrying about the back-flowing that resulted in stain of clothes. I also used this for heavy flow day too because I prefer a long version during heavy flow day as 25cm can be short for me.

Although it is important to change napkin frequently, it is also important to choose high quality napkin that is specially designed to reduce skin irritations. Laurier Ultra Gentle sanitary napkins will be my choice.

Laurier Ultra Gentle is available in different lengths at leading supermarkets and personal care stores:

Day use:
Ultra Slim Light Flow (18 pcs, 20.5cm) - $5.20
Ultra Slim Day (16 pcs, 22.5cm) - $5.40
Ultra Slim Heavy Day (15 pcs, 25cm) - $5.60

Night use:
Slim Night (10 pcs, 30cm) - $4.80
Slim Heavy Night (9 pcs, 34cm) - $5.35 
Slim Extra Heavy Night (7 pcs, 40.cm) - $4.95

To find out more, pls visit https://www.facebook.com/LaurierSG

For girls who are interested in trying out the Laurier Ultra Gentle 25cm, you can now redeem 2 pcs sample at https://www.samplestore.com/free/laurier-ultra-gentle.html

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