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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wine enthusiast

Loo my good friend called to tell me about her latest buy, a 2008 Lafite (I think) ! She was  so excited & wanted me over to celebrate. If I don't appear by 9pm tonight, the wine will be gone !!!This friend is very crazy over wines. She named her 2 beloved dogs : Lafite & Merlot....lol...  She almost invested in a vineyard some years back. If not for her very level headed husband, she really would had bought it. These days she'll go through her rounds of visiting hereby vineyards, e.g. from Thailand & even China. She had gone to most of the usual suspects from France, Australia to California & even Chile twice over. Always asking me to tag along, but I never did.

Well I'm not really a 'serious' wine person. Yes I do enjoy a good glass of wine or champagne once in a while but that's all. To me wine is such a transitory thing. It doesn't have any real existence in time. You open the bottle, you drink it, it's gone, And such enduring pleasure as the experience holds lies in the memory, or the anticipation. You can of course, soak off the label & pin it up on the wall to impress your friends, but that's the only lasting trophy you get. Like a stag's head mounted on a board to remind you of the hunt. So ; if the wine's not actually there, or gone, does it really matter all that much?

I told her that & she almost scream, at me ....haha...


Monday, May 23, 2016

When a close friend dies ......

On Judy's last day, I went to her place, opened the room's window so that she could look out into her garden. I slipped my arm through hers & she softly said "Don't". She has been doing it for days now. Picturing the world without her in it. She was erasing herself, withdrawing , saying good bye, because it seemed like the right thing to do.

Judy said it was a little like being in love with someone who doesn't love you back. The very act that they don't need you makes them a thousand times more desirable & beautiful & the object of our devotion. Sometimes it's the impossibility of a thing that makes it irresistible. And right then, being alive was the thing she was in love with, the thing that didn't care if she was there or not.

Every leaf, every blade of grass, ever bug and pebble was bathed in a new kind of light for her. Every single thing she looked at was breathtakingly, effortlessly, perfectly itself. Even the most ordinary thing she could think of- a pillow, a painting, a letter -was part of the biggest , most persuasive, most extraordinary miracle there is, as solid as a rock & at the same time as fine & breakable as a single strand of hair.

She told me, when you know for certain you are losing a thing, you suddenly see how much you have loved it, & how you ought to have taken better care of it all along.

It was getting dark when she died. She was ready to go. I figured that's what happens when you get close. It's just a step down, no big deal. I hoped so anyway. I hoped she was watching us by then from another place entirely, somewhere quiet & painless & apart. And while I was hoping & holding her hand, she slipped away.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Hilarious Confessions

I saw my beautician at Paragon the other day. She was with her kid, I cant help but noticed how much he has grown because his pants were looking so short on him. Last time I saw him was just 2 months ago when she brought him to work & I was at her shop. 

She was all  " I KNOW! He is getting so mature and sprouting up so quickly." I must be staring at the boy because she suddenly looked very embarrassed & confessed that he was in his LITTLE BROTHER'S JEANS! He hadn't grown even a centimeter. [extra confession: this is not the first time she has sent one of her kids to school in the wrong clothes!]

OMG.... I couldn't stop laughing..... I console her a little & quickly leave because I don't think i can keep a straight face for more than a minute. It's too funny.....



Sunday, March 20, 2016

Review the Skin Booster 水光针 treatment for skin rejuvenation with Dr Keith Ong

This is my review of the Skin Booster 水光针 treatment for skin rejuvenation. Truth is I've been waiting for something like this for a long time. It makes plenty of sense. Instead of the usual treatments, where doctors only inject fillers to certain problematic areas to fill up anything that's sagging, Skin Boosters 水光针  is usually done on the entire face. As such the result looks more natural. That's what I love about it.

How does it works ?

Skin Booster 水光针 injections rejuvenates the skin by enhancing the hydration levels within the skin tissues and increasing its elasticity, firmness and smoothness. The treatment involves a series of tiny injections of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the body and functions to maintain hydration levels in the skin. However, as we age the hyaluronic acid level in our body diminishes. The skin booster水光针 replaces the lost hyaluronic acid and restores the skin’s natural hydration. It also function to stimulate the production of collagen and improves skin elasticity. It further lifts and soothes away fine lines and restores your skin firmness and youthful radiance.

Who is suitable for Skin Boosters 水光针 treatment:
• Both men and women
• All areas of the skin which include your face, neck, and back of the hands.
• People with acne scarring


Is it Safe?
Yes. Skin Boosters 水光针 injections are natural, and have been tested and documented safe, and also have received FDA approval.

Are there any side effects?
You may experience some redness, swelling, itching or tenderness at the injection site. Typically this resolves within a week. For me, I just experience redness that's all & it recovered after a few days.

How long will results last?
Hyaluronic acid is naturally broken down in the body, but can last typically about 12 to 18 months depending on the person. While you may see results after just one Skin Boosters 水光针treatment. To start with, it's recommend 3 treatment sessions, approximately 3-4 weeks apart, to let the effect build up. 

I do recommend this treatment as the outcome is more natural than anything that I've even done!

 If you are interested: 
Dr Keith Ong @ Paragon Orchard
# 19-01,Lobby 2, Tel; 8777-0736, 9746-7720
Open fr:
Monday & Friday : 10am-1pm & 3pm-8pm
Tuesday, Wed : 3pm to 8pm
Saturday: 10am-1pm

Parsons Medical @ Yishun ave 2,
Blk 779, #01-1541.Tel; 64846010, 8777-0736, 9746-7720
Open from 9am to 12pm on Tuesday, Wednesday
3pm to 8pm on Thursday
Sun & PH close.