Sunday, 4 October 2015

The many patterns of Selfies

Taking selfies has always been the trend. Everywhere- almost EVERYWHERE -it is not hard to spot someone aiming a phone at himself/herself on the streets.

Or one may also see tons of selfies on Facebook as well. 
(I always wonder why people can upload so many selfies of the same poses. *rolls eyes*)

Of course, I can't criticize much as I am guilty of taking selfies as well - AND I shall demonstrate a few pattern-more-than-badminton expressions since I had too much time on my hands while taking this series of selfies:

The "show-teeth" smile selfie:

I would say smiling selfies are more decent, as compared to other irritating expressions (which I will demonstrate later). Of course, playing with angles is important as well. Tilting your head 45 degrees and aiming your phone at a higher position will give the "fake" impression that your face looks, erm, angular and slimmer.. I suppose. Oh, and don't forget the super bright lighting to shine on the side of your face so you look more like a dreamgirl.

The "close-mouth" smile selfie:

Not showing any teeth because your teeth ain't straight or probably you think you look better with mouth closed. I used to smile without teeth in photos but I realized it makes me look... unnatural in some ways. 
Oh well, not everyone can pull off the same smile, I guess.

The "act-innocent" selfie:

Alamak, how old liao still want to act innocent? But I guess girls just like to be associated with... innocence. Or the look that can make anyone go "Awww.." so you can get away with anything.
 Just give that lip of yours a little pout and you are good to go.


OH MY GOODNESS, I can't stand it whenever girls do such expressions in selfies. (Me included) There is always a tendency to that in selfies when you run out of "ideas" - but please do not KEEP TO THAT EXPRESSION throughout ALL your selfies. 
Do you think that kind of face will make you look cuter in all photos? One or two is fine, but ALL?! You must be kidding. It gives one the urge to slap your cheeks to deflate them.

Pattern more than badminton. Duh.

Okay, I guess I'm done with this really random post. Disclaimer: I'm not an expert in taking selfies, but just thought I would like to share some of the commonly-seen selfie expressions here. 
If you feel offended in any way, I assume you are guilty. LOL.

Monday, 14 September 2015

SG50 Bearbrick Design Competition 2015 - WOOHOO!!! I made it!!!!

Been so busy lately that I haven't got the chance to update my rusty blog!
To those that are still staying tuned to my updates, THANK YOU and I LOVE YOU. Haha.

I'm thrilled to share a good news with everyone here (I went crazy myself when I received the news as it was kinda unexpected) - I participated in a SG50 themed bearbrick design some weeks back, and my design was selected to be part of the exhibition!!!

I don't have photographs featuring it yet- so I grabbed this from the official Action City website
(Those are the judges for the designs!! I see mine on the table!! Aaah.)

There will be 50 designs in total (alongside with designs by local celebrities) that will be displayed at the upcoming exhibition at 313@Somerset. 

As this is a SG50 themed design contest, my design features the iconic Toa Payoh (TPY) Dragon Playground (I just love the dragon playground so much! LOL), and I have implemented it on the bearbrick. 

(Friendly tip: If you can't tell it's the dragon, try using your palm and cover half of its face.. You might just see it appearing...)

I am feeling anxious as they will be producing my design on a 400% (that should be considered medium-sized?) bearbrick.
I have no idea how it is gonna' turn out, but for sure I'm thrilled!!

If you are a bearbrick enthusiast, fanatic, or just... purely my supporter *shy*, I look forward to your support! My bearbrick will be unveiled on the 21st September 2015!!

As below are the details: (I will definitely be turning up on the first day to take pictures!)
SG50 – My Memories of Singapore BE@RBRICK Exhibition 
(313@somerset Level 1 Atrium from 21 – 27 September 2015)

Feel free to take pictures, tag me, or a selfie (if we get the chance to meet) there!

Thank you so much to Action City and 313@Somerset for the opportunity. I am deeply humbled by the once-in-a-lifetime experience.

I know I have mentioned this in my Facebook before, but I am going to say it again.
I'm thankful to all my colleagues who have helped me in one way or another - Many of you went the extra mile to assist me in conceptualizing to visualizing the design. I'm sure the turnout would have been very different if not for you guys.
So.. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I couldn't have been a happier girl seeing my dream and passion turning into reality.
God bless... 

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Updates of my Chemical Peeling sessions with Dr Tyng Tan!

 Yes, to some of you who may be wondering...  
I am still undergoing my Chemical Peeling sessions!
I was back for treatment last month, and had to postpone the next due to my Hong Kong trip, which I'll blog about in a separate blog entry.

I am sure most of you would be familiar of how Chemical Peeling works now (If you haven't read, you should. Click Here for my older entries!!!)

Here's a happy me enjoying the facial cleansing part. In fact, I always find myself in a happy mood whenever I turn up for my sessions at Dr Tyng Tan Aesthetic and Hair Clinic - because the staff are VERY friendly and cheerful! There were a few times that I had to postpone my sessions due to personal reasons and they were really nice to reschedule other time slots to my convenience.  I was really apologetic - but I have to say that they have one of the best customer service ever!

Here's a stoned me sitting still while they were taking photographs of me for documentation purposes.

Here's Dr Tyng Tan again! I miss her and her friendly smile so much! I know that this picture was blurry-taken, but somehow I just want to show how cheerful Dr Tan is- she's seen smiling in most of my photos! :)

I was not sure if it was due to the fact that I had been to multiple Chemical Peeling sessions before that it felt absolutely painless. 

After the Chemical Peeling process - There was no obvious scarring, so no worries because it does not affect your outlook even after the session!

Day 1

This was recently taken on 3rd August 2015 - 1 month after my previous Chemical Peeling treatment. During the 1-month duration, I could not deny that I grew a few pimples due to my overseas trip (The weather was very much different and I did not bring along my skincare products). 
I did my chemical treatment and I was really psyched that it turned out so well for me - with my old scars seemingly lighter.. Not sure if it's just me, but I noticed that my skin texture became smooth and fairer as well.

I found an older photo that was taken last year and compared the results - The results were obvious, especially on my forehead- which used to be heavily plagued with acne issues.
Of course there are still visible scars, but I can say that the condition has improved tremendously.
I have received compliments that my skin condition improved alot ever since I started Chemical Peeling!

Click here to see my first chemical peeling entry if you are curious: - Those acne scare me!

In my picture below, I took a close-up of my current self as it is - No gimmick or further filtering. No make-up or foundation was put on as well (In fact, I don't usually put on foundation!) 

I just wanted to feature my skin condition as it is - So you guys can judge for yourselves!

This was me at Day 5 after Chemical Peeling - ROSYYY!!!:

Constant maintenance and care are still needed - I'm beginning to be more hardworking now in keeping up with the good skin condition.
Do stay tuned for more of my Chemical Peeling updates!

If any of you are interested in Dr Tyng Tan's services in Chemical Peeling, you can read more information about it here and contact the clinic for any questions too!!:

Address: 391B Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City
Tower B, #08-04, Singapore 238873.
Telephone: +65 6235 0010

Friday, 7 August 2015

[Review] Nanoblock fun!!!

Have you guys heard of nanoblock?
Think Lego. Only that the bricks are much smaller in scale (In my opinion, nanoblocks are cuter!)

When nanoblock Singapore approached me for a review, I knew it would be something I would love to - because I have personally seen them in retail stores before and was greatly fascinated by the different varieties.  I doubted my ability to be able to build them then, but I have proven myself wrong after this review!!

Here's my parcel from nanoblock Singapore - and it took ONLY 1 day to arrive in my mailbox! Just in time for the long SG50 weekend! Hooray!!

I was so thrilled when I opened my parcel - In it laid 2 boxes of Hello Kitty nanoblock from the Sanrio series that nanoblock Singapore had specially chosen for me (Thank you soooooo much!) 

The vibrant colors of the boxes made me so happy - I just COULDN'T WAIT to start building them right away.

But first ..Let me take some photographs! 

I invited my Hello Kitty mascot to be my model, in which she happily obliged.

Let me start with the Block Art Hello Kitty

Front view:

Back view:

There was a see-through square near the bottom left of the box that allows you to preview the size of the blocks before opening it. CUTE.

Carefully, I opened the box. Here are the contents - complete with a step-by-step diagram that is essential in building the nanoblock.

Here are the blocks! Cute, aren't they?! I find it amazing how piecing them together will eventually form such a majestic piece.

Here's something I must emphasize - I'm impressed by how the pieces are grouped and individually wrapped in different packaging.

This makes finding the pieces so much easier and can be easily sorted out!

This square piece is the base where I would start assembling them.

The diagram:

Trust me, it is not as complicated as it seems! In fact, the diagram makes everything easy as the details are illustrated VERY clearly. From the colors to where the blocks should go, just follow accordingly and there is no way you can possibly go wrong!

My first step... Looking good!

 Slowly and carefully, I proceeded on with my second and third layers. It's slowly taking shape!

Within 20 minutes, I managed to get the house and tree in shape! I could feel the excitement in me as I stacked on the blocks... I just couldn't wait to see the final product~!

I built the Hello Kitty's head separately, in which I would later combine them with the rest of the pieces. 

Now.. Ready for my masterpiece?!?!


I can't get enough of how adorable it is! Not to mention that I find it unbelievable that I built it from scratch *proud look*

I ran to my mum's room and showed her. "MUM, LOOK AT THIS! I JUST FINISHED BUILDING IT MYSELF LEH!!!"

She smiled. "WAH, SO LI HAI (English translation: smart) ah!!! "

*inserts proud look here again*

*Sense of Achievement unlocked*

Believe me, building these nanoblocks can be highly addictive. It's a fun process, and provides you this sense of satisfaction upon completion.

I enjoyed it so much that I proceeded to open my second nanoblock box straightaway.

Here's the second one that nanoblock Singapore sent me - Hello Kitty Marine Cruise!

The contents:-

See?! They are so nice to group these small pieces together in a pack so everything wouldn't be in a mess. 

A translucent blue base this time! I like this!!

The diagram: 

Fast and furious, I started getting down to work:

Step by step... 

On the right track!

Ok I know you must be feeling anxious to see the end product now, so here you go!!!
If you haven't noticed, this one is so special because the Hello Kitty is wearing a sailor cap that's "tilted" to one side! I love this so much.

I took this shot against a blue background so it looks like the kitty is sailing. Hahaha.

I hate to admit this.. But I am officially hooked to nanoblock.

Personally, I feel that building nanoblock is a productive way to spend time. I get to enjoy the process while feeling the excitement as I piece them together. It gives me the ultimate anticipation to see the end product built from my own hands! A sense of achievement is guaranteed. HAHAHA.

Not only that, I strongly believe nanoblock is something that will be well-liked by adults and young children alike. Come on...If a noob like me is able to build them, I am sure ANYONE can, too!

If you are interested to get some nanoblock for yourself or friends (they make great gifts!), I highly recommend purchasing from nanoblock Singapore - They make everything hassle-free and one of the main highlights is that you can EARN nanopoints with each purchase or referral that will entitle you to redeem exclusive nanoblock products!!!

Here are the 6 reasons that will convince you, if you haven't been already:

Honestly, I don't see any reason why I shouldn't purchase from them. If their prices are same as retail stores, I would rather have them send the products to my doorstep and yet I could earn points at the same time!
Furthermore, they offer FREE standard shipping and you will be able to track your order online. The prices you see as stated on their website will be the prices you pay upon checkout - No additional cost or gimmick. I really love this.

YES, I have to emphasize that the products they sell are AUTHENTIC as well.
There is no worry that you will get counterfeits (which are floating around in the market).

In case you are wondering, they have many MORE series featured on their website;apart from the Sanrio series:-(

As below are a few of my favorites too - Structures of different sights and buildings! Nothing seems impossible to be built using nanoblock. Haha.

Fun to play and beautiful for display, hor?!?!?!

Don't forget to sign up for an account (It's free, lah!) on their website so you can start earning points right away.

They have a referral system whereby you can refer your friends to earn more points, too!

As below is my referral link that you can sign up for an account through:
You will be able to get 10% off your first purchase as well!

 Don't say I never share good stuff with you. 
Now, what are you waiting for?!?!?!

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

NDP Ticket Contest Giveaway Results

A big Thank You to each and every one of you lovely people who participated in my recent NDP Ticket Giveaway contest!
Responses have been overwhelming, and I really enjoyed reading the entries that were submitted - Some of you have sent in amazing write-ups that were attached with photographs that were simply heartwarming.
Trust me, I hate the fact that I only have a pair of tickets to giveaway because I feel that everyone of you deserve to enjoy the NDP Parade! 

I know how frustrating it is not to be able to attain tickets every year - and the fact that my NDP tickets can change a person's lifetime experience makes it all the more pressurizing. I wish I have the power to have many pairs of NDP tickets in my hands! 

As much as I hate to end this Giveaway, a winner will eventually have to be selected - and I decided to play fair by using a Random Generator (Due to too many deserving responses and I just couldn't choose by myself)

The best entries were filtered and selected by me (I have selected 7 best entries out of the lot since 7 is known to be a lucky number) and a random generator was used to pick the number that would eventually be my lucky winner.

The reason of being fair is due to the fact that I have personal friends who participated as well - and I have promised that no biasm will be involved in this contest. Everyone stands a fair chance. (I am really sorry to all my friends who participated but wasn't selected by the generator :( )

(A number has been allocated beside your name when you sent in the e-mail. I'll be using the number to find out the name of the winner once the Random Generator has given its result).
Congratulations, Anthony Ng!
I hope that you will be able to bring your mum to our nation's big celebration at the Padang on 9th August 2015.

*Updated on 6th August 2015*
Here's Anthony, who came down for the collection! :)

As for everyone else who submitted, I really thank you from the bottom of my heart for participating in the Giveaway. Please do not feel disheartened - I am sure more good things are coming your way.

As a token of appreciation, I'll be sending consolation prizes (more details in the e-mail that will be sent to you soon).
I have more Giveaways coming up on my blog as well, so please do stay tuned!