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Dr. Terence Tan from Halley Medical Aesthetics Revealed They Are Syringomas, Not Milia Seeds!

I’ve been plagued with a skin condition since very young. It’s not life threatening, but I just can’t simply ignore it! Tiny bumps started popping up around my eye area when I first started on a skincare routine at 9 years old. I hear you screaming in shock! My mama was THE “beauty influencer” I looked up to at a tender age! Vainpot-ni-siam kinda runs deep in our blood…

I didn’t know what they were. My any-own-how hantam diagnosis from Google seems to point me to the directions of it being milia seeds. I’ve actually stopped using any eye care product in fear of further worsening the condition since I thought milia seeds were caused by using products that were way too rich around the delicate eye area.

As I grow and age ever so gracefully, those bumps got more and more obvious! I’ve been on the lookout for a good medical aesthetic doctor to check out and treat this condition. So when Flora Isabelle posted about her experience on Halley Medical Aesthetics, I decided to go and get a consultation done with a medical professional rather than just trust Google.
Halley Medical Aesthetics

Wasn’t sure why I waited so long to consult a professional! Dr. Terence Tan is incredibly friendly and very approachable. I felt very much at ease during consultation. In just one glance, I was told that those tiny bumps were not milia seeds but syringoma instead.

20 years practicing experience really beats self assessment and Google hands down!
Doctor Terrance Halley Medical Asthetics

Sy-simi-goma?!? Such a big word that I’ve never heard before. Dr. Terence Tan patiently explains the differences between milia seeds and syringoma. Looks same same but different!

Milia Syringoma
– Asymptomatic, keratin-filled cysts.
 

– Superficial, pearly white, 1-2mm in diameter.

– Skin-coloured or yellowish, small, asymptomatic dermal papules that may appear translucent or cystic.
– Less than 3mm in diameter.  Multiple in symmetrical clusters.

Milia VS Syringoma

And you know what… the sway thing is, Asians are more prone to Syringoma. The only way to get rid of Syringoma is by CO2 laser. Dr. Terence Tan advised that the results are often uncertain and the ability to heal differs. And there’s no telling if you’re that lucky bitch who would heal perfectly or the sway one who would end up scaring coz your skin cell lousy-pox don’t regenerate fast enough. 😥

Judging from my age and my ability to heal I think I’ll most likely fall under the sway-chee category. So better don’t take that risk loh!

Dr. Terence Tan asked if I had any other concerns. Of course I do, and my list is even longer than my grocery shopping list. Apart from Syringoma, I’ve got plenty of fine lines, a collection of prada eye bags and slight hollow + sagging skin due to aging. It would also be an absolute bonus if Dr. Terence Tan could do something about my nose bridge which was close to non-existence.

For a total overhaul of the face, Dr. Terence Tan suggested Ultherapy; a skin tightening treatment that uses high intensity focused ultrasound to lift droopy eyelids, fill in wrinkles, reduce the appearance of eyebags, and tighten sagging skin on the cheeks area.

Whereas for my close to non-existence nose bridge, Dr. Terence Tan suggested using fillers to create a more projected mid face to compliment my forehead and chin. And while I’m at it, I could also consider fillers for tear trough as it would fill up my hollow under eye hence reducing the appearance of dark eye rings.

Decisions. Decisions. Decisions.

I’ve decided to go with the fillers. YOLO, don’t want to live with the nagging feel of “what ifs”… Bye bye photo editing apps, I could actually have chio-er nose bridge in real life!

Check back soon as I share first hand virgin experiences on nose bridge and tear trough fillers. Mad excited! #YOLO #JustDoIt

Mary Chia Hinoki Cypress Face Sculpting Treatment

After a short hiatus since February, I’m now back into the hustle and bustle of Public Relations industry. Things are moving a lot faster and I can’t be more thankful to be given opportunities. I decided to give myself a well deserved pampering treat after a busy week at work. I signed up for Mary Chia Hinoki Cypress Face Sculpting Treatment to unwind and hopefully brag on Instagram with the hashtag #iWokeUpLikeThis! 😆
Mary Chia Hinoki Cypress Face Sculpting Treatment

I was told the treatment would leave me with a well contoured face and glowing radiant skin. “准吗? 真的有那么神奇吗?” I asked in disbelieve. Apparently, the magic lies in a special tool made from the therapeutic Hinoki Cypress tree. The shape of the tool was designed to mimic the physical shape of a therapist’s hands at work, with up to six times the strength to enhance its effect on the lymphatic drainage system. I kept a skeptical mind with such exaggerated claims!
Mary Chia Hinoki Cypress Face Sculpting Treatment

Like any other facial treatment, we started of with a cleansing routine using a gentle cleansing foam. Then a warm face and head compress was used to kick-start the treatment process. Thereafter, a blend of Grapefruit and Grape Seed oil was applied and my therapist worked her magic with light pressure on various pressure points along the décolleté and neck to stimulate detoxification through lymphatic drainage using the Cypress hand apparatus. This is to reduce the appearance of uneven skin due to clogged nodes and tired muscles.

My therapist has been working on the left side of the décolleté, and the image below shows that the area of the left collar bone is clearly lifted! I’m now a believer! Damn magical right!!
Mary Chia Hinoki Cypress Face Sculpting Treatment

The pampering treat continues with soft hand massage across all key area of the face. Followed by the “magical” Cypress hand apparatus dipped in the Grapefruit oil gliding across the contours of the face, concentrating on facial acupuncture points to shape, detoxify as well as stimulate cells. Although the image below isn’t that obvious, but the left side of my face where the therapist was working on seems to be slightly lifted and contoured. 🙂
Mary Chia Hinoki Cypress Face Sculpting Treatment

A balancing mask was left on for 20 minutes to improve the radiance of my face.
Mary Chia Hinoki Cypress Face Sculpting Treatment

Cold compress to seal the goodness all in!
Mary Chia Hinoki Cypress Face Sculpting Treatment

A final generous spritz of Mary Chia’s renowned MU V.TIVATE Mist Spray is added to intensify the lifting effects from the Hinoki Cypress Face Sculpting Treatment. That was 90 minutes well spent! I walked out of the treatment room refreshed. Feels like a million bucks with my skin shinning like a diamond and a more contoured V-face shape. #iREALLYwokeUpLikeThat!

For up to date promotions by Mary Chia, visit their Facebook page.

The Hinoki Cypress Face Sculpting Treatment is 90 mins and is available at an introductory price of $180 before GST (Usual price $235) across all Mary Chia and Urban Homme centres.

Full Disclosure: We’ve been invited to Mary Chia to try out the Hinoki Cypress Face Sculpting Treatment for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation has been received. Views and opinion reflected on this blog post are my own and are no way influenced by anybody else.

Pak tor bring “lightbulb” coz MEATliquor SIN offers value-for-money $12 kiddy meals!

With Kitson’s hectic flying schedule, date nights are really rare and hard to come by. Uber thrilled to swing by MEATliquor SIN recently for a well deserving night out, but we decided to lug the entire kampung along since the kiddy meals are so darn affordable! #ByeByeDateNight
MeatLiquor Singapore

The burger chain founded by two friends with humble beginnings from a South London “MEATwagon” promises delicious sloppy burgers and good laughs. The interior at MEATliquor SIN is very much based off the original concept in the UK. Hip, edgy and strangely whimsical.

What’s a date night without drinks? Kitson ordered Plumdog Millionaire (L) and felt like a million bucks throughout the night while I had the Duxton Fizz (R). With the extensive alcoholic drink menu, we could tell that MEATliquor SIN is dead serious about it’s spirits.
MEATliquor SIN Drinks

I had the Dead Hippie burger. 2 mustard-fried beef patties drizzled generously with dead hippie sauce. You ask what’s in the dead hippie sauce? Don’t know, don’t care. Delicious 就 can liao!
MEATliquor SIN Dead Hippie

Totally lovin’ quirky names of burgers at MEATliquor SIN. Kitson had the HDB Chicken Burger which was a brilliant construction of fried chicken fillet layered with cheese and hashbrown. But unfortunately, Kitson felt that most of the burgers were a tad to heavy for his delicate palate.
MEATliquor SIN HDB Chicken Burger

$12 kid’s combos to satisfy little tummies with a choice of mains, sides of fries or veggie sticks and a drink too. Personally thought it was a great deal. Value for money. Worth every penny!
MEATliquor SIN Kid's Meal Menu

Always thankful for restaurants who offers activities to keep little hands busy!
MEATliquor SIN Kid's Meal Menu

When it comes to designing a kid’s menu, hotdogs are really a no-brainer. Smoky flavors in the beef frank is truly addictive. I had a mouthful and kept going back for more.
MEATliquorSIN Kid's Meal Hot Dog

Generously thick prime-beef patties in the cheeseburger! No more second guessing! #SayNoToPinkSlime This is one happy meal I’ll rather feed my kids with!
MEATliquor SIN Kid's Meal Cheese Burger

No kid would ever resist or say no to deep fried chicken patties. Hiroshi chow-ed down this chicken burger like a champ. And YES, he did finish his veggie sticks too!
MEATliquor SIN Kid's Meal Chicken Burger

Top up $3 to end your kid’s meal with a happy note with ice cream.
MEATliquor SIN Kid's Meal Ice Cream

MEATliquor SIN is perfect for after office drinks, date nights and value for money kid’s meal.

MEATLiquor Singapore
99 Duxton Road Singapore 089543
Tel: +65 6221 5343
MeatLiquor Singapore

Opening Hours: Opens Daily | Lunch (11.30am – 2.30pm) and Dinner (5pm onwards)
MEATliquor is now taking reservations on Chope.

For latest news and promotions visit:
www.meatliquor.com.sg | MEATliquor Facebook | MEATliquor Instagram

Full Disclosure: We were invited to MEATliquor SIN by W Communications for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation has been received. Views and opinion reflected on this blog post are my own and are no way influenced by anybody else.

Singapore Women’s Weekly – Domestic Diva Masterclass 2016

Out of the many female magazines available in Singapore, I’ve really enjoyed Singapore Women’s Weekly. Personally think that is a very down to earth kind of women magazine with bits of everything. Lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and my favorite thing of them all… recipes!!

2 weekends ago, I attended Domestic Diva Masterclass 2016 organised by Singapore Women’s Weekly. I wasn’t sure what to expect from it initially. But I did harbor hopes that it will turn this AhSoh into a Domestic Diva.

If I my kitchen look like the ones at Culinary On, I’ll definitely cook in my sexiest little black dress coupled with 3.5 inches Christian Louboutin heels. Throw in that glass of wine too for the atas tai tai factor too. #dreamkitchen #keepdreaming
Singapore women's weekly Domestic Diva Masterclass 2016 Culinary On

The products that were used were winners of Singapore Women’s Weekly Domestic Diva Award.

Tomato based Spaghetti (San Remo) with Shrimp and topped with Ruccola. I vote this as my favorite dish of the day! There’s a special step that gives this pasta dish the extra edge. Read on…
Singapore Women's Weekly Domestic Diva Masterclass 2016

Apart from learning to cook new dishes, we did picked up several kitchen hacks such as peeling prawns like PRO from Chef Daniel! In just 3 steps and only 3 seconds… Voilà! Mad impressive!

Intense flambé action. I used to think this process is more for showmanship and does nothing to the taste of a dish, but I was so wrong! This extra step infused the pasta dish with additional aroma and flavor. I finished my bowl of pasta and asked for more. Oh-so-yummy!

 

Some intense flambé action by Chef Daniel to bring out the flavour of the pasta sauce! – Content Writer Elizabeth Liew #sww #swwdomesticdiva

A video posted by The Singapore Women’s Weekly (@thesingaporewomensweekly) on

Next up was Nasi Lemak. Did you know that nasi lemak was recognised as one of 10 most healthy international breakfasts by Time Magazine? 😆 More reason to enjoy this local dish with lesser guilt! Royal Umbrella fragrant rice was used in this dish. Through the texture of the rice was on point, I was hoping for the rice to be more lemak. And those wings were done in my favorite kitchen tool of all time; The Philips Airfryer! Frying without the mess. Totally lovin’ it!
Singapore Women's Weekly Domestic Diva Masterclass 2016

A meal is never complete without dessert. We made kaya baked cheesecake with Kayamila Kaya and Post cereal fruity pebbles as base. Even though the cake was slightly too sweet for my liking, I did enjoy a tinge of local flavor in the good old cheesecake. Such a pretty cake right!
Singapore Women's Weekly Domestic Diva Masterclass 2016
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They weren’t even kidding when they say bring a trolley bag for your goodie bag redemption! I’ve never seen a goodie bag brimming with so much useful products worth over $150!!
Singapore Women's Weekly Domestic Diva Masterclass 2016

Enriching session with Barbara Koh; editor-in-chief for Singapore Women’s Weekly. Alongside with the chefs from Culinary On, thank you for turning AhSoh into THE Domestic Diva. Now I’m all ready to take on the kitchen with my killer heels! 😘 #BringItOn
Singapore Women's Weekly Domestic Diva Masterclass 2016

Wanna join the next Domestic Diva Masterclass and be a diva like me? Be sure to follow Singapore Women’s Weekly on their Website, Facebook & Instagram to get first hand information on fun events like this one.

Full Disclosure: We were invited to Domestic Diva Masterclass by Singapore Women’s Weekly. No monetary compensation has been received. Views and opinion reflected on this blog post are my own and are no way influenced by anybody else.

The Music Run by AIA – Bonding with your Tweenager

tweenager [tween-ey-jer]

noun;
Kid who thinks he/she is too mature to do kiddy stuff but yet to young to rock it like a teenager. Roughly between the age of 10 – 12. Answers parent’s long winded questions with either one syllabus answers or aberration such as idk (I don’t know) or a mere shoulder shrug.

Description fits your child? Congrats. You’ve got yourselves a tweenager.

Hiroshi is at the age where kids try to outdo one another to be the coolest kid on the block. They talk about what’s trending, and music plays a huge part of their lives. Hiroshi constantly adds new songs into his Spotify playlist, and that’s how I stay up to date in terms of music choices.

😀 So when I heard about The Music Run, I thought Hiroshi would be eager to join me in this 5km run. #coolparentwannabe We signed up and he got excited about voting for the music he wants for The Music Run on Spotify!

Time check : 3.30pm | Venue: The Music Village
An infectious and energetic blend of music filling up the atmosphere at Sentosa with over 10,000 Music Runners for the highly anticipated Music Run, which saw tickets sold out one week earlier!
The Music Run Singapore by AIA stage activites

Checking out fringe activities at The Music Village…

Hiroshi is totally tickled by my goofy dance moves and the idea of silent disco. Music from the DJ is broadcast via a radio transmitter with the signal being picked up by wireless headphone receivers worn by music runners. No more noise curfews. We can party “quietly” all night long!
The Music Run Singapore by AIA 2016 Silent Disco

The giant inflatable slide is the place to be for kids (and adults too). Hiroshi kept going up and down till he was sweating buckets! The AIA Vitality Extreme Keyboard adds musical rhythm to every step we take. If we have this in our public spaces, I sumpa, I’ll take the stairs at all time!
The Music Run Singapore by AIA fringe activities

Hiroshi domineering the table football and making new friends along the way.
The Music Run Singapore by AIA 2016 table football

People was just chilling and playing giantic jenga while waiting for The Music Run to start.
The Music Run Singapore by AIA 2016 Giant Jenga

The emcees and popular local band The Sam Willows had the crowd all hyped up at center stage followed by Fitness First leading the warm-up exercises before the flag-off.

Time check: 5pm
The moment we’ve all been waiting for! FLAG OFF!

The 5km route was filled with five different 1km Music Zones (Rock, Pop, Old School, Hip Hop & Dance). It was also lined with over 120 concert quality speakers pumping 150,000 watts of music throughout The Music Run. With bits of “do you know?” fun facts along the way too!
The Music Run Singapore by AIA 2016 Flag off

In each Music Zone along the 5km route, music runners were also treated to special interactive activities such as the cool Harley Davidson bikers in the AIA Rock Zone.
The Music Run Singapore by AIA 2016 Rock Zone

Giant candy pops and huge beach balls at the Pop Zone. Hiroshi’s favorite music zone!
The Music Run Singapore bu AIA Pop Zone

Pop star doppelgangers and lookalikes in Old School Zone. By far my favorite music zone!
The Music Run Singapore by AIA 2016 Old School Zone

Giant Graffiti wall and uber cool looking cars at the AIA Hip Hop Zone.
The Music Run Singapore by AIA 2016 Hip Hop zone

Finally down to our last KM, which proves to be the hardest as experienced from Hello Kitty Run and My Little Pony Friendship Run. Held on, and decided that we aren’t cheating or quitting!

We totally missed those killer selfie and wefie moments in the W Dance Zone, since they were already packing up when we got there! #slowpokes
The Music Run Singapore by AIA 2016 Dance Zone

Hiroshi was just glad we made it back to the finishing line!
The Music Run Singagapore by AIA 2016 Finishing Line

Spectacular view greeted us. Celebrating the fact that we persevered and did not give up even though the going got tough! #LikeReal 😀 They were actually celebrating AIA’s 85th Birthday with a huge bash! DJ Sam Withers was already working up the crowd with awesome music…
The Music Run SIngapore by AIA 2016 Fireworks

We must have been the LAST to arrive at the finishing line, since they’ve already kept all the medals when we got back. But, a very kind lady took the trouble to look for them and got us those medals to reward us for our “never-give-up” attitude. Even if it meant coming in last.

Check out the highlights and you might want to sign up for The Music Run next year. 😆

Well, at least now I know Hiroshi loves music but hates running. Perhaps, I’ll do The Music Run with Kitson next year and party at the music village till there’s no tomorrow.

Full Disclosure: We were invited to The Music Run by Ninemer PR. No monetary compensation has been received. Views and opinion reflected on this blog post are my own and are no way influenced by anybody else.