Thursday, 22 January 2009

Busy Baby

Sea-horse Back ride

Watching TV

Baby sit-ups

Friday, 16 January 2009

And there it goes… my Kate Spade Bag…

Yep yep, I know it's silly to write about beauty treatment in between posts about Gaza. But, hey, a girl's gotta write, what a girl has experienced, correct?

Anyway… I went to a facial a couple of days ago. Since I haven't had any facial treatment for the past 1 year, I decided to indulge myself to some sort of 'semi luxurious facial'. Well, it was only my silly excuse actually :p

To make a long story short, I had my appointment at this spa in Orchard. Upon arriving, I told the receptionist I wanted to have a diamond peel facial, which considered as a "middle rank" facial on their menu list. However, she replied by saying that "the therapist will assess your skin first and advise you on the kind of treatment needed." OK I thought, she'll assess me first, but I'm the person who would make the final DECISION, right?


First, she cleaned my face with regular face milk, toner whilst inquiring me with my face care daily routine. Then she quickly made a good look at my face. Need to remind you though; it was done in a dimly lit room. THEN… she carefully told me:

"Your skin is very dry. So you need an extra moisturizing facial. We have one called the 'Super Duper Replenishing Moisturizing Luxurious Crème Facial ' (of course it's not the real name of the treatment lah…)

Feeling suspicious, I asked her about the price. And she said a number that actually can buy a return ticket to Phuket. FOR TWO PERSON!! WTF!! I was like, what?

But pretending to be calm, I asked her if there's such similar facial. And she told me that there's this "Ultra hydrating Masque Vibrating Facial". The cost? An On-SALE Kate Spade bag. Sigh.

Gulping, I told the flawless-skin therapist, "let me just have the diamond peel, OK?"

But she kept on giving me this lecture of how my skin was dry, and I will start and maybe had already starting to have wrinkles. That I have dark spots here and there, and also discoloration and chapped skin in some areas, etc, etc… After 10 minutes of hearing her bragged, I was like, sigh… decided to give it a try. And there it went swiftly, my on-sale-bright-leather Kate Spade Bag. Sniff.

Although feeling a bit ripped off, I decided to enjoy the facial anyway, and luckily I had a very good result. Just a heave a sigh of relief after paying for my 'BAG'….the therapist started to again, give me lectures about skin care… and before I knew she was already trying to sell me these products that would cost me a new GUCCI bag! "C'mon lah, you should take care lah… I can give you some instalment plan you know, 24 months, ain't that cheap, what?" Crazy huh, how they never stopped. This time, I didn't buy her speech.

On my way home, I decided to stop by at WATSON and buy some economical facial care products: a good facial foam, and a good moisturizer that cost me less than 30 bucks. I decided to really take good care of my skin now, to avoid going to some facial therapy in the near future, because I'm hoping to participate in the upcoming GUCCI or KATE SPADE sale: P HELL YEAH!

… And oh yeah, just after 4 days of extra moisturization (blah!) from those inexpensive products, I got my pre-pregnancy glowing-hydrated skin back. Who needs a pot of gold to pay for a glowing skin? Obviously a 'very silly mummy who just couldn't say, NO! to a talkative facial therapist'. Hehehe.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

The least we can do...

Just read a current post of another blogger's blog... she reminds me of doing SOMETHING instead of just CONDEMNING the GAZA situation...and writing it on my blog :P . Since the location and the situation over there doesnt allow us to do much and that I'm nobody but a powerless housewife cum mummy, the least we can do is to show that we care.
I'm researching the net now to find more useful links.  But for a starter there's a link of an organization that focuses on saving children - I got it from the blog I mentioned earlier.
Signing a petition probably wont do much, except for trying to gain a wider attention from the world - and the world leaders. But at the very least, we can do something.

I felt that I've done my part - by signing the petition. I hope you've done yours too. 

PS : thanks Mbak Nadia Febina for the inspiration :)

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

My haircut by shunji-san

I just had a haircut at the famous Shunji Matsuo Salon at Bideford road. Wow. It's a value for money. Very valued if I may say.

I remember that most of my indo friends who stay in Sing always complain about the lofty price for a haircut on the Salon's price list, not to mention that in front of the cashier, the price you ought to pay would be MUCH, much higher that the price originally listed on the list. And they would try to sell you this and that of some hair stuffs at the end. And for the style? Let's just say it won't worth it.

But it's all different in this Shunji-Chan Salon.

I went there with a couple of pictures as references. The stylist, a Japanese girl, discussed the pics with me and gave me some good advice of what to do with my hair. It was a meaningful advice.

First, a shampoo girl washes my hair with a round of shampoo, and then blows it half dry. Cut and trim then began. She was precise and trimmed my hair bit by bit. It took almost 45 mins to do it, followed by another blow dry. The stylist then did the final trimming after my hair was done, something which I have never experienced in another Salon. Normally, the stylist would just leave you to the blow-dryer after he or she finished with her task and doesn't bother to check the final result, right? Later the hair stylist even gave me some comments on my hair texture and generally what kind of hair style suits me.

Definitely worth a try.

Sunday, 4 January 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Let’s not counting our Blessing (but something else instead..)


Let's start our new year by counting our BLESSING and our 'unhappiness', so that we can do something to improve it.

Counting our blessing? It's a so USUAL approach. But focusing on our unhappiness is a atypical approach.

So why focus on our unhappiness? Because happiness is a concept, an absurd concept. But unhappiness is something within our reach… Ask someone about the blessing and they stop at 10. Ask someone of their complaints, and they won't stop till 101.

So instead of focusing on: getting more money, buying oh-so-expensive iMac, or loosing 3kgs of body fat, let's focus on : your cranky boyfriend, your too-salty food, your unwearable wardrobe, your broken iPod, or even your annoying neighbourhood dog.

Leave your abusive boyfriend! Change your too salty food to organic veggies! Mix and Match your unstylish wardrobe, or even so, sell it via! Cannot afford a new iPod? upload song via your Handphone! And to avoid your annoying neighbourhood dog, take a longer turn on the way home, and maybe you'll see a hidden gem store!