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What I liked about ViewQwest

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In this day and age where we are more connected virtually than in reality (sad truth ahem), good connectivity is no longer a privilege, it is a right! Heh. Having been frustrated with my laggy home connection, I switched over to local broadband operator ViewQwest, which is known for their fast and stable connection. Guess what? My buffering days are over.

I first heard about ViewQwest from my gamer friend, Finn. According to Finn, ViewQwest is THE internet service provider to go to if you want to have a seamless connection with zero lag. I was both skeptical and excited when I first got my hands on my ViewQwest broadband bundle; after all it claimed a freaking speed of 2gbps per second! Sounds lightning fast!

I can’t speak the bandwidth, router and booster language so I’m going to give you the most layman tech review about my experience with ViewQwest.

THE SERVICE

Dealing with the ViewQwest technical guys was a breeze because I personally felt that the staff was really knowledgeable; I do appreciate someone who can give me answers (especially when it comes to the techy things!).

I am also very impressed with how ViewQwest provides 24 hours technical support over the phone! Although it is not often that we will run into some technical problems at 4am, it sure is comforting to know that the ViewQwest guys will be around to back you up in case of urgent internet-less moments.

THE SPEED

Friends, this is 2gbps per second speed we are talking about. And to be honest, when I first tried loading a YouTube video once the connection is up, I was blown away. It was SO fast that I really couldn’t believe it! That was done in a room with good connection; where the router was placed. However, when testing the connection in our bedroom located at another level, it was considerably slower than what I first experienced when I’m standing right next to the router. The connection in the bedroom was still way faster than any other broadband I had used before though!

I am not sure whether there are boosters that can be added into our setup to allow the entire house access to the lightning speed of 2gbps (I’m pretty sure there’s some way to do it, but remember I am not the most tech savvy person ya) but I guess the speed and performance you can expect depends on the layout of your house, where you choose to place your router and other factors.

I’m currently 4 months into my ViewQwest experience and I have to say I am generally very happy with the performance so far. There has been zero (or close to zero) downtime, I don’t get logged out of the internet suddenly like how I used to experience with my previous Internet Service Provider, and the general speed and stability of the internet I get is pretty damn impressive.

UNLOCKING THE WORLD

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Do you also hate going into a website to find out that the site is only limited to a certain region? Well, those days are over. This is what I am most excited about when I got my ViewQwest bundle. Besides broadband, the bundle also came with Freedom VPN! The VPN service is totally god-sent; Netflix and Hulu from USA, PPTV from China and many other entertainment sites that used to be limited are now free for us to explore and I really cannot be happier. I gotta say, I really love Freedom VPN! If you are a movie buff or drama addict, then the small fee to pay to get all the overseas streaming content you want is absolutely well worth it.

Now my Netflix + Fast food delivery Saturdays are finally legit!

VIEWQWEST TV

This is another small gadget that will make a big difference to Saturday movie nights. Just like Apple TV, the Android ViewQwest TV is a little device that opens doors to shows from Netflix, PPTV, Hulu, Youku, LeTV and other popular sites! Set up was really simple because even a tech-idiot like me can cope with it. Haha! It also comes with a remote control (that has a trackpad!) for easy browsing from your comfy bed. :p

THE VERDICT

On the whole, I am very satisfied with the performance of my trusty ViewQwest set so far. I think with a good product like this, there is really nothing much to complain. One thing though, to make sure that you get the best out of this wonderful product, is to invest in good routers to fully maximize its capabilities!

And guess what? To kickstart 2016, ViewQwest is offering a New Year’s promo bundle. Sign up for any 2-year Fiber Broadband Plan with ViewQwest, and choose either a free Netgear R6220 router, or an ASUS RT-AC88U router with a $199 top up. This will ensure you get a good router to fully enjoy your ViewQwest experience.

Cheers to days of 2gbps!

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January 11, 2016 at 3:00 pm

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Going V-Power

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It has been more than a month since I have been using Shell V-Power Nitro+ fuel
and all I can say is that it’s been such a breeze!

After one month of use, I’ve noticed that the drive has become significantly smoother and my car feels much stronger than before. The best thing is, the mileage has proven that the fuel lasts longer than before.

I used to be able to get about 330 to 340km per full tank (2litres).

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Check out the results after using Shell V-Power Nitro+:

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Knowing that Shell VPower Nitro+ is formulated with their strongest cleaning agent to-date to clean up our engines, I am sure the “mileage results” will only get better and better from here on as the performance improve along with cleaner engines.

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December 16, 2015 at 7:47 pm

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Mefitted x The Clifford Clinic

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November 2, 2015 at 12:50 am

Zoom zoom with NITRO+

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Fanny And I

To you, this is a Mazda MX-5.
But to A and I, she is Fanny – the one who brings us out to our appointments and dinner dates.
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October 20, 2015 at 1:28 am

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Changi Barepackers Challenge

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In the recent Changi Airport Barepackers Challenge, I was asked to turn up at Changi Airport
with only my passport and an empty suitcase.
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October 17, 2015 at 5:48 pm

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Phillip Wain Treats

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I am proud to say that I have been officially smoke-free for 56 days today.

*cues applause*

And I am on a quest to feel healthy, look healthy and be a healthy 30-something.

As I have mentioned before, A and I will be getting married to each other
in San Francisco in November this year.
We’ve both been saying how we will love each other no matter how fat we become.
But bulls to that, deep down, we both want to look damn hot lah! Hahaha!
A just bought a treadmill. And as for me, I chose the easier and fancier way out. :3

As I was looking for a club to join for a gym, Phillip Wain asked if
I was interested to visit their club and give my readers an insight about what they do.
So, why not?

I’ve been to Phillip Wain about 6 years back.
At that time, I really enjoyed every single session I had with them but I didn’t stay
because it was honestly a little too expensive for me because I was still a student.
But now as an working adult, I am able to put a little more aside for these little luxuries in life.

Stick around for a little tour and review of the brand new Phillip Wain at Mandarin Gallery!

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October 2, 2015 at 5:21 pm

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Hokkaido Fresh Milk

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Flown in FRESH from Hokkaido dairy farms, Hokkaido Fresh Milk is impossibly fresh and
I can totally taste it with every sip!

I have tried fresh milk from various brands when we were picking a suitable brand for the café.
I always thought I know fresh milk very well (plus I like to drink milk lah!),
but Hokkaido Fresh Milk is really different from what I’ve tried before because it is SO very light but creamy!

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Hokkaido Fresh Milk is synonymous with freshness and quality.
They make up 52% of the total dairy volume in Japan and are self-sufficient;
producing and supplying most food items for themselves.
Each and every cow has their physical condition checked daily, has spacious resting area,
are fed the best mix of coarse feed and they are only milked during their prime years.

I don’t know about you, but knowing such information about where my food come from really gives me a peace of mind!
The quality of milk is akin to the quality of care the cows’ experience.
And knowing that the cows are cared in a calm environment and given good nourishment,
it is no surprise that the milk is of such good quality!

RICH, SMOOTH, LIGHT AND CREAMY – A WELL BALANCED TASTE

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September 9, 2015 at 12:30 pm

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NX Side Of Life

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As some of you guys might have known, I got my driver’s license a couple of months back and
am now a proud P-plate driver.
Although P-plate drivers do get pushed around on the roads quite a bit,
I’m gradually growing to love the whole freedom of being able to drive, zipping around Singapore,
and being able to get to where I want to go with much ease compared to before.

As much as I have been driving almost every other day since I passed my driving test,
I am definitely not used to a huge SUV. But at the same time,
I am SO craving for a bigger car to do all the things I always wanted to do if I had a roomier car.

The car was a little bigger than I expected, perhaps because I am used to driving a 2-seater car.
But with that extra space in the car, I suddenly felt liberated with all the things
I could bring around when I’m out on the roads!
(Read: Groceries don’t have to sit on A’s lap as I drive anymore!!!)

I have always had problem bringing the cats and dogs to the vet or for trips.
Because it’s often hard to bring too many animals onto a cab,
and you really do need a roomy vehicle for the animals to be comfortable.
And for a couple with 5 cats and 2 dogs, finding the perfect vehicle has become even trickier!

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July 7, 2015 at 2:45 am

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And the Best Selfie Camera is…

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If there is a camera made just for taking selfies, it would have to be the Casio EXILIM EX-TR60.
With its Bluetooth Smart technology that allows photos to be sent automatically
from the camera to my phone everytime I take a photo,
it is so easy to retrieve the pictures so I can quickly post them up to the social media sites!

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June 30, 2015 at 5:59 am

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Hotel Clover Staycation

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Staycations always work for me.
Basically, I love anything that “takes me away” from reality, even for a while.

This time, it was at Hotel Clover @ 33 Jalan Sultan.
After researching, I realised that there are a couple of Hotel Clovers in Singapore.
So if you like what you’re going to see in this post, make sure you go to the correct Hotel Clover!

This is one of the newest hotel under the Hotel Clover group.
I love how it looks very resort-ish and how the theme of “being close to nature” is carried out
through the entire hotel nicely!
Totally dig how the hotel is in a whole row of shophouses and so near my workplace!

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April 28, 2015 at 10:21 pm

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Go West with Westgate!

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I hardly visit the west side of Singapore, but when I do, I only visit the best mall. Heh!
The west has changed so much since my graduation from NTU;
I used to think of the west-side malls as heartland malls
where we find the pharmacies and not-so-cool fashion brands.
My most recent trip to this new mall called Westgate changed my impression of how the “heartland” malls
are not so heartland anymore now!

I spied big brands like Calvin Klein Jeans, Desigual, Sacoor Brothers, A|X Armani Exchange,
COS (I love!) for fashion, and F&B big guys like Paul Bakery, Tim Ho Wan, Brozeit and
Crystal Jade just to name a few.
I love the whole design of the mall as well with one part of the mall called the Courtyard
going green with an alfresco concept.
It is no surprise that my favourite Tokyu Hands has chosen Westgate to have their first Singapore store!
For a while, I forgot that I was in Jurong because it really felt downtown Orchard!

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April 25, 2015 at 1:11 pm

MINI x Dolce Gusto

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The intensity of stylishness in a coffee machine has been revved up by a notch
with the launch of the new MINI limited edition by NESCAFE Dolce Gusto.

I cannot describe the excitement I felt when I first set eyes on the latest MINI Limited Edition,
because it’s the sweet marriage of two of my favourite brands! But I am not surprised by the collaboration
between NESCAFE Dolce Gusto and MINI because they are both so quirky, fun and daring when it comes to innovation.

It’s just a matter of time that the two iconic brands would come together, no?

The design of the limited edition coffee machine is gorgeous; in the classic shade of black and white,
and embodying the sleek curves of the quirky MINI and NESCAFE Genio 2 Dolce Gusto coffee machine.
I can see how the stylish outlook of the machine has made it perfect for homes or offices of any designs.

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Ok technical stuff for technical-stuff-loving friends.
The MINI Limited Edition boasts of the patented thermoblock technology that delivers
up to 15 bar-pump extraction pressure to dispense a perfect, velvety crema.
This machine also offer both hot and cold selection, so it’s easy to lose yourself among the (current count of)
18 different flavoured capsules that are available in the NESCAFE Dolce Gusto webstore.

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I attended the launch event of the new MINI Limited Edition and the Ristretto Ardenza capsules
at Monochrome a few days ago at Monochrome Fusion Bistro.
Good choice of location to launch the new MINI Limited Edition because the entire café is in monochrome too!

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Sitting stylishly at the corner of every table was the new MINI Limited Edition!
I remember the emcee mentioning that there will be no service for coffee that day.
“Nobody will be serving you any coffee today; you’ll have to make it yourself”, she said. Haha!

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The coffee machine has been producing coffee non-stop as far as I can remember
(look at the pile of used capsules next to it).
I think it will be able to handle heavy usage from offices with many coffee addicts. :p

It was also my first time trying out the intense RIstretto Ardenza capsules,
which is dark and strong with a wonderful balance of hazelnut and liquorice aromas.
This short and robust espresso is a dream-come-true for ardent coffee lovers!

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In a nutshell, the essence of the new capsule is well captured in this poster. Heh!

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I also spotted a delectable selection of desserts made with the latest Ristretto Ardenza coffee!

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And it is also a huge honour for The Tiramisu Hero to be part of the launch of the new MINI Limited Edition.
This is the second time The Tiramisu Hero is working with NESCAFE and this time
it was just as fun and fulfilling as the first time!

As we all know, the coffee in a tiramisu will make or break the taste of the cake.
And for the special event, The Tiramisu Hero had a little tiramisu-making corner to allow guests
to craft their very own NESCAFE Ristretto Ardenza tiramisu!

Introducing our “chef trainer”, the beautiful A. Hahaha!

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It was good fun! :)

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Now that I have my very own MINI Limited Edition coffee machine,
a cuppa nice hot beverage is a must for me every single morning.
It’s just different from instant coffee, although both are just as instant.
You’ll have to try it to believe it.

As we know all good things comes to an end,
it’s now time to start snatching the MINI Limited Edition machines from the Dolce Gusto webstore before it runs out.

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The MINI Limited Edition is going at a promotion rate of $259 (usual price of $289) from now until 31 May 2015.

With my promo code MININDGPEGGY, you get an additional $30 off when you purchase
the machine from the NESCAFE Dolce Gusto webstore here.
On top of that, you’ll also be getting the limited edition MINI stainless steel travel mug (see picture above) so you can sip away in style.

And if you’re looking at getting a good kick from your next morning cuppa, the Ristretto Ardenza capsule
will be coming to you in TANGS Orchard, TANGS Vivocity, Takashimaya, selected supermarkets and hypermarkets,
and the websote from 1 May 2015 onwards.

Cheers!

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April 20, 2015 at 7:37 pm

Nivea Clear

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We all know the importance of removing make up at the end of the day;
lack of care in that area would result in premature aging of skin, unwanted pigmentation,
breakouts blah blah blah.

I always try my best not to go to bed with make up on (no matter how tired I get).
But I have to admit that doing the “standard” way of makeup removal can be such a pain sometimes!
I wish there is a button that I just need to hit to have my make up removed and shower done immediately,
but sadly, there is no easy way to a clean and healthy complexion.

I recently got my hands on new products from NIVEA Make Up Clear range,
and I’d like to share my findings with you.

In a nutshell, the new NIVEA Make Up Clear range promises a convenient and effective cleansing routine
which caters to all types of makeup users.
And its Star Product would be the NIVEA Make Up Clear 3-in-1 Mud Cleanser.

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I love everything mud. Hahaha. *random*

The new Mud Cleanser is specially designed for light make up users,
and other than removing the make up you have on, it is also rich in Vitamin C and Pearl Whitening Complex
which cares for your skin – so yes!
The Mud Cleanser is not only a make up remover, but also a regular cleanser!

Imagine all the TIME and MONEY you can save with just this one new product!
#NotYourRegularCleanser

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I was at the launch event for the new Make Up Clear range with A.

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To be honest, I dictate what brand of make up remover we use at home
since I’m more of the make up guru between us.
But A does put on light make up as well, she I dragged her along because she needs to start knowing
what she’s putting on her face.
Hahahaha!

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At the launch party, we were given a crash course on the importance of proper cleansing & the wonders of the new products.

Other than the theories and facts on Powerpoint slides, we were also given a demonstration
on the wonders of NIVEA’s new Make Up Clear range!
And I get to experience it first hand (pun not intended).

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Hehehe!

The Star Product, the NIVEA Make Up 3-in-1 Mud Cleanser removes up to 10 different kinds of make up.
And like what I’ve previously mentioned, this product is designed to cleanse your skin of light make up.
But from what I’ve heard, 10 different types of make up is NOT LIGHT at all!

The 10 different kinds of make up include:
1. Make up base
2. Concealer
3. Foundation
4. Bronzer
5. Blusher
6. BB Cream
7. Powder
8. Brow Pencil
9. Tinted Moisturizer
10. Tinted Sunscreen

The helpful NIVEA girl piled on many common make up products on my hand – layer on layer.
Tinted moisturizer, sunblock, liquid foundation, loose powder, concealers, eye brow pencils, etc.

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I know it looks like it’s nothing much but there really was a lot of products on my forearm!

Then, she applied the Mud Cleanser over the make up as a layer of mud mask and allowed the magic to happen.

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The cleanser mud mask was left on for a while to “melt” the makeup away,
then she added some water and worked it into a lather.
If you are in a rush and don’t extra time to spare if you do not need to leave the mask on –
lather on and wash away! But if you do; 1 to 2 minutes is more than sufficient!

There wasn’t a tap at the demonstration area so all we did was
to clean the cleanser off with pieces of wet tissue paper.
And result? My hand was really squeaky clean again! It even appeared kind of dewy.

I noticed that there are many other products apart from the Mud Cleanser.
Since I’m a curious cat, I asked the NIVEA girl and I found out that NIVEA also carries
the Micellar Water (rightmost in photo below) and Make Up Remover Wipes for heavy makeup.
And that includes heavy make up around the tender eye area and waterproof make up.

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Make Up Clear 3-in-1 Mud Cleanser is the second from the left and the one on the
leftmost end of the picture above is formulated for people with oilier skin.
Good news is – both the cleansers have 10x whitening ingredient in them!

Sidetrack a little. I want to thank the NIVEA team for making the event so cosy for us,
and even took good care of our tummies. :p

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Now I’ve totally switched to the NIVEA’s new range for my make up removing needs!
Totally lives up to its name and I’m loving it.

I love all the time that I’ve saved using just one product to clean my entire face of make up.
The cleanser does not have micro beads in it and that means it’s save to be used with my electronic face cleansing brush too!

Yay.

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This photo is only for posing la. The tube that I’m using is in the bathroom itself.
(You can see it in the background) :p

This year’s World Expo is happening in Milan from May until October, and guess who’s going? Heh!

I am totally looking forward to my summer in Europe and just thinking about
how I can now just bring one tube of cleanser (+ perhaps a packet of cleansing wipes?)
instead of 3 chunky bottles makes me so happy! :D

Find out more about the new NIVEA Make Up Clear range here.

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April 3, 2015 at 12:35 pm

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The Sailor Man

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Before I harp on and on about my daily random stuff, I want to thank foodpanda for the treat today!
From the last time I checked, food panda has grown SO SO much!
(The last time I ordered, they only had a lot of Indian cuisines)
I am impressed by how many, many big brands are now on foodpanda and that means
I can have anything I want to eat delivered right to my doorstep!

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Today, our choice of food for lunch was from Popeyes!
Foodpanda provided us with the option to pay via Paypal, Credit Card or by cash.
I am also happy that the time taken for the food to arrive was accurate
according to what’s stated on the website before I confirmed my order.

One of the Hero girls, Kasey enjoying the food. :p

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Other than the website, foodpanda is now also available on App!
Home delivery FTW! :D
Try it out if you haven’t had your first foodpanda experience yet!

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A and I recently brought around some friends from Italy as well.
I cannot emphasise how proud the two of us are as Singaporeans; bringing them around the island,
telling them how Singapore was like and how Mr LKY grew it into today’s Asia Tiger.

They were overwhelmed by how Singaporeans reacted to our Minister Mentor’s demise.

I have never been more proud of what we call the “Kampong Spirit“.

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March 31, 2015 at 12:45 am

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Zombie Club

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Do you look like death by 8pm too?
If so, welcome to the 8pm Zombie Club.
As the President of the 8pm Zombie Club, I feel obliged to let you know a little more
about how things are like in our club, how you became one of us and
what you can do if you want to leave the club.
I have been trying some products from Clinicians – Stress & Energy Support and REM Sleep
and they have helped me a lot with managing my stress and energy levels during
the day and sleep during the night.

But before I get to that, I have to stress how hard it is for me to get to sleep every night.
I’m a huge insomniac. You will know, if you follow me on Instagram (SIGH).
Here at the 8pm Zombie Club, we hardly get enough sleep.
There are times (when we feel like we should sleep more), we cannot fall asleep at night.
It’s the norm for us to toss and turn around on the bed from 11pm until 3am,
and it usually takes us about 50 games of Candy Crush before the Zzz Monster catch up with us.
As the President of the 8pm Zombie Club, I lead a very busy lifestyle; a very stressful one too.
Do you know why stress and quality of sleep is correlated?
Since most of you are probably my club members, I shall let you in on how a typical day is like in my life.

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February 12, 2015 at 10:45 am

ShopVenture.Com

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Christmas is coming and I have already started buying presents for myself. (Hehe!)
I have been looking for a small backpack that I can use for everyday work (and to act young),
and I managed to find this pretty two-way bag from SummurCo.com.
It comes with an extra strap to be used as a backpack but I use the long handles directly as the backpack handles.
It can also be a normal bucket bag, depending on what you like.

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I also like the personalised tag I added.
I had my initials on, and it’s complimentary, so YAY!

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Oh the two metal “pins” were initially not black but I coloured them black with a permanent marker.
HEHEHE!

I also got a new laptop case for myself. LOVE the tag I added too!

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The quality is really freaking good!
I’m planning to get my passport cover and notebooks for 2015 from them already! :D

With SIXPEGSxSUMMURCO, you can enjoy 5% off your total bill!

Lately I have also been checking out different online stores to get clothes for the upcoming festive season.
How do you normally check which shop to go to? Via Google? Or by seeing where your favourite bloggers shop at?

I’ve discovered this pretty cool website called ShopVenture.
It’s a bit like an online store directory that comes with review and rating function,
so you can pretty much filter out the good online stores at one look.

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I like how it is not limited to just local online stores but also include
reliable overseas online stores that does international shopping etc!

When you shop at an online store that is not featured at the website, you can also add it in to the database.
(Like how I’m doing it for SummurCo.com here) Heh!
And for shop owners, you can also list your shops on this website and see whether your customers are happy. :p

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From the website, I also got some clothes from VainGloriousYou, KLARRA and pets stuff!
Like before this, I didn’t even know Cotton On has an online store!
It’s pretty addictive because from one store that you’re in, they can actually recommend similar stores
that you might also like. Like a drug! Heh.

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So do check ShopVenture out if you’re fretting over where to shop for gifts!
Do also share your reviews and let us know which one is good and which one to avoid (don’t be selfish k!)
They are also giving away a leather bag to encourage people to share reviews, so why not ya? :p

* On a sidenote, I’m going to Seoul soon. Any ideas on where is good to go or must-sees?

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December 11, 2014 at 2:43 am

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Travel Life Hacks

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People who know me in person would know what a big travel buff I am.
My dream is to travel to all continents, and to see all the sights on my Bucket List.
And before I start seeing the world, I want to share how I love some of the amazing countries
we have in Asia – Hanoi, Phuket, Cambodia and even Kuala Lumpur, which is so near us!

I love asking the people around me for some of the life hacks they have when it comes to travelling,
and here is a list of ten travel hacks that I’d love to share with you!

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November 14, 2014 at 3:30 am

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Endometriosis?

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They always say “Girl Power”, and for me, it is exceptionally prominent during that special time of the month.
If you know what I’m talking about, and have once experienced that awful thing called “menstrual cramp”,
you would definitely agree with me.

A couple of weeks back, I had the opportunity to attend a talk by Dr Yong Yoke Fai from NUHS and
learnt more about how menstrual cramps could just be one of the many symptoms of more serious problems
like endometriosis.
Immediately after the talk, I shared the information I’ve learnt with A,
and it was only then when I found out that she actually had this same condition a few years back before I met her.

Why curl up in bed and suffer in silence? :(
Let me share what I’ve learnt with you!

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November 11, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Second Visit To BottomSlim

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This is my second time to BottomSlim and I always count myself lucky that
my friend is the Marketing person for this company.
READ: Reviews every time they have a new machine! :p

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October 22, 2014 at 12:58 am

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Sensodyne True White

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My pearly whites are very precious to me, because I believe having clean and neat teeth
will help make someone look clean, fresh and polished.
That is why my toothpastes are always whitening ones, and I also visit a dentist
to have my teeth whitened whenever I feel there is a need to.
But because I also have sensitive teeth, I sometimes have to alternate between using
sensitivity toothpaste and one for whitening.

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What I really like about Sensodyne True White toothpaste is how
it is both a toothpaste that whitens my teeth and helps it cope with sensitivity.
For those lucky few with no sensitivity issues, you can really cannot imagine how annoying (and painful)
it is to be struck by a sudden wave of “shock” when devouring your favourite gelato or
when you’re drinking iced water from a cup without using a straw. *wails*

And because I have bruxism, I uncontrollably grind my teeth at night and it has indirectly
caused my teeth to become increasingly sensitive over time;
prolly because I am gradually grinding away the enamel on my teeth. I know it sounds scary. Hahaha!

I also LOVE the package they sent me. Brand new toothbrush, Sensodyne True White toothpaste
and a bottle of Moscato to celebrate my new discovery of an awesome new toothpaste that
I’ll be stocking up hereforth! :p

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Heh heh! You cannot see the toothbrush and toothpaste in here because I’m using them now already lah!

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Sensodyne True White has been clinically proven to be super gentle and
is 10 times less abrasive than many everyday-whitening toothpastes!
Totally helps since I don’t need more abrasion on my teeth please. Haha!

TrueWhite.com.sg is now also running a digital campaign called #TrueWhiteStyle.
You can visit the website above to follow the behind-the-scenes of the campaign and
be entertained and see how Drea and Rachel did the shoots for the campaign,
photographed by renowned photographer Russel Wong!

Till then, don’t forget to head on down to the nearest drugstore or supermarket to grab your first tube of Sensodyne True White!

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October 5, 2014 at 6:06 pm

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Travel Made Different – Venice

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Wanderlust is seriously kicking in right now, as I browse through the photos
taken during the recent trip to Italy. It is my first time to Venice, I know it’s long overdue,
but please allow me to put these wonderful memories up on my blog so I can always come back to read about them.

A lot of people tell me that Venice is a romantic city.
May I please also add that this is such a unique city with so much to offer culturally and ahem, “materialistically”. Haha! The first thought that came to my mind while weaving around Venice is
“Wow! That’s a lot of big labels in such a tiny city!”.
If you’re looking for some serious shopping, Venice is definitely the place to be at.

And of course, when you’re in Venice, how can you possibly miss being in Piazza San Marco (St Mark’s Square)?

This place is picture perfect (minus the hordes of tourists).

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A must-do when you’re in Venice. Visit St Mark’s Square in the middle of the night.
I know this sounds crazy, but I heard that it is a magical sight.
Yes, I haven’t done it yet because it’s not easy to wake me up after I’ve fallen asleep.
Will do it the next time I’m there. Heh!

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When in Venice, roam around without a map and take in the sights and sounds.
Venice is a really small city but trust me, even if you walk with a map,
you might lose your way too because the buildings all look almost the same (to me at least)!
The streets are old but charming and the there is a picture-perfect corner every 15 mins.

I love exploring new places because there is always something new to see, always something interesting I’d find.
I love the sights and sounds in Venice!

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Those are food. And these…

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These are made of Murano glass! And of course, how can I possibly leave Venice
without some Murano glass accessories for myself?

Unfortunately, I only had one and a half full days in Venice.
I think it would be great to visit Murano to learn more about the making of the famed Murano glass
if you have more time in Venice the next time you visit.

When we were there, we also took a gondola. It set us back by about 80 euros –
pretty expensive for a 15-min ride if you ask me.
But I really respect how much effort the gondoliers put into maintaining their gondolas
and the dedication they have for their work. Most of the occupants in Venice are in tourism industry.
If I was born a Venetian, I don’t mind being a female gondolier! Do they allow that? Haha.
I need to read up more about them!

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Our gondola headed out to the open seas!

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And gave us a nice view of St Mark’s Basilica!

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On the way back, we also cruised by Ponte dei Sospiri, also known as the Bridge of Sighs.

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This bridge has a beautiful and tragic story, it was said that the view from this bridge
is the last view of Venice that prisoners will see before their imprisonment.
As the bridge name suggests, prisoners will sigh at the beauty of Venice through the windows on the bridge
before taken down to their cells.
However, a local legend also said that lovers will be granted eternal love and bliss
if they kiss on a gondola at sunset under the Bridge of Sighs as the bells of St Mark’s Campanile toll.
That’s some skill needed for perfect timing man! No wonder they say true eternal love don’t come easy. Haha!

I hope that legend is not made up by some gondolier. I shall blindly buy beautiful legends.

Another renowned bridge we visited was the Rialto Bridge, one of the four bridges over the Grand Canal in Venice.

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Isn’t this just the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen?

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Venice is beyond beautiful, and I wish I had more time there.
If you’re planning to visit Venice, I hope I’ve given you a few tips on where to go and what to expect
when you’re there. If not, you can also visit TravelMadeDifferent because it’s a pretty awesome platform
for young people to exchange travel tips with one another.

By the way, if you’re going on your trip soon, do snap more photos as you’re cruising the world!
From 22 September to 21 October 2014, forty @TravelMadeDifferent followers who post
the most awesome #explore shots on Instagram will win a $50 voucher each!

It’s easy to take part in the contest!
Check out and follow @TravelMadeDifferent on Instagram.
Simply post a photo or video and share more about your must-see, must-do or must-eat on your travels on Instagram
and hashtag #TravelMadeDifferent #Explore #.
Do also note that your Instagram account has to be public.

Have fun seeing the world!

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September 27, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Clinique Smart Serum

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There are damages you see, and there are damages you don’t.

Based on this, Clinique has just presented their latest product, the Smart Custom-Repair Serum
(which I’m SO excited about!)

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September 18, 2014 at 12:50 pm

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Heineken Cities Festival

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I am still in the festive mood as I scroll through and look at the pictures taken
at the recent Heineken Cities Festival.
For those of you who had missed the festival this year, the Heineken Cities Festival was a celebration
of the launch of the 6 Heineken City Edition bottles named after the top cities of the world –
Singapore, Amsterdam, Shanghai, London, New York and Rio de Janeiro.

I have never attended any parties like that in Singapore; the festival took place
along Club Street and Ann Siang Hill. Yes, ON THE STREETS!
The whole area was decorated with the flags of the different countries where the cities are from,
and littered with street performers and icons representing the 6 cities.

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I am so loving the special City Edition beer bottles! Let’s let the pictures do the talking!

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I have the company of my colleagues from The Tiramisu Hero and first, a selfie!

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September 16, 2014 at 8:33 pm

Drink Milk Fresh!

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Ask me about fresh milk.

When I was preparing for the opening of my café, I sampled so many different kinds of
fresh milk available in the Singapore market, now I can name the brand just by drinking a sip.
Heh! Not that amazing yet, but I have a pretty good idea what are the better brands that we can trust.
(And which one tastes better with a good espresso shot) :p

When tasked to educate my readers about the importance of freshness of milk,
I am proud and thrilled because I know how crucial it is to choose good quality and fresh dairy products.

But before I begin, I think we should all know the importance of drinking fresh milk!

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September 11, 2014 at 5:36 am

I Love iMyBags!

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My complicated love/hate relationship with bags goes way back.
Love; because they are just such awesome arm candies and have the ability to complete any outfit.
Hate: because they very often burn a hole in my pocket, and it’s so troublesome to find somewhere
where I can shop for all the brands I like (either that, or I’ll have to pay a hefty shipping fee).

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September 4, 2014 at 6:09 pm

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Ki-Sho

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For a start, I would like to publicly proclaim my love for these black and white houses.
They are SO pretty!

Dinner last night was at Ki-Sho, a fine Japanese restaurant along Scotts Road.
But before I tempt you to death with the pictures of the food they serve,
I would like to thank ROOM Apparel for gifting me my current fave jacket!
Love the use of two different fabrics. Love the cut. Love the fit!
ROOM is giving 20% discount to their items (excludes consignment items) right now, just quote SIXPEGS. :)

Thank you Caely from Shunji Matsuo 313 for the cut and colour too!
Totally digging it, big time!

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August 26, 2014 at 6:45 pm

My Clinique Experience

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Healthy skin is the one thing that everyone dreams of having.
To me, no amount of cosmetics is going to give me the confidence I get from having a clear and healthy complexion.

Let’s talk about the basis of skin care.
Before all of those whitening, hydrating, anti-aging concerns,
we must first make sure that we have a good cleansing regime.
There are countless skin care products developed by different brands in different parts of the world.
But when I hear that a skin care brand is developed by a team of leading dermatologists,
I know I’m in good hands.

My first encounter with Clinique was when I first met A, she has been using Clinique since she was 15.
(Yes, 15!) I always thought that she has been blessed with good skin, but apparently,
her skin type is sensitive and there are not a lot of skin care brands that work for her.

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July 22, 2014 at 9:53 pm

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Atorrege AD+

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Y’all.
I think I have found the winning formula to combat pimples and blemishes.

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Atorrege AD+ is the brainchild of Ands Corporation who first launched
the first generation of Atorrege in 1995.
In 2007, they introduced the second generation known as Atorrege AD+ to treat urban skin diseases
due to changes in environment and unhealthy living habits.

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I know it is a little too much to absorb so here is a more layman way of introducing their products. :p

To be honest, I was a little skeptical when I first received these products.
I believe it is the same for everyone else when it comes to trying new products.
With an open mind, I tried all of the products and only used them for a week.
I must say I was impressed.

If you are troubled by acne or pimples (even if they are occasional ones),
then I think you should try their products out. Let’s start with the Atorrege Cool Lotion,
my favourite product of the lot.

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I am a huge facial mist fan because I always like to have dewy skin
as compared to a cakey and dull complexion.
What I like about the Cool Lotion is how it is “medicated” and anti-bacterial,
and helps to control acne outbreak and suppress acne bacteria.
It replaces the oil blotter when it comes to sebum control.
I believe it works better than a blotter too because of its anti-bacterial properties
and how you don’t have to physically “touch” your face to get rid of the sebum.

And how can the war against acne and pimples be without a good pimple gel?

I have tried many different kinds of pimple creams and gels.
From those that forms a freaking white film over the pimple,
to those that makes you feel like you just put acid on your pimple (so painful!), I know it all.
With the Atorrege AD+ Acne Spots, it feels very light, almost next to nothing.
And the best thing is, I feel that it is VERY effective.
To me, I tried it on tiny zits that appear whenever I put on my makeup for a longer period,
or when I over-cleanse my face.

It really works like magic!

Atorrege AD+ Acne Spots is also the Editor’s Choice for Her World Awards 2014 for Best Acne treatment.
Well deserved win if you ask me! *thumbs up*

This is undoubtedly my favourite too! (I know, I have a lot of “favourites”!) HAHAHA!

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And then there is also Atorrege AD+ Skin Treatment that helps to strengthen skin collagen,
prevents free-radical and UV damage, helps with uneven skin tone and pigmentation
and generally boosts skin metabolism.
A good daily skincare item I would want to include in my routine to maintain healthy skin.

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Atorrege AD+ also have their own Moist & Calming Mask which is well known for its ability to instantly relieve inflamed skin with its soothing and hydrating properties. It boasts of its 100% organic cotton fibre that is bacteria-free and paraben-free (different from many other masks available in the market).

As for the masks, before I realized that I actually do need a “family” picture of the Atorrege AD+ product, I finished all the 5 pieces of masks in the box! So I have to use a generic picture like this following one, I hope you won’t mind. Heh!
PS. The masks are really very good for soothing and calming my skin! L-O-V-E it!

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Now the big question. How much do all that costs?
We know beauty always comes at a price but I’d say the price for Atorrege AD+ is still pretty affordable.

The price range from $49 to $159 per item and they are available at selected Watsons,
Guardian, Robinson, John Little and also at 21st Century Beauty Spa that has two branches locally.

21st Century Beauty Spa is now dishing out free 1-Year Membership
when you purchase $100 worth of AD+ or Betime products.
On top of that, you will also receive a complimentary AD+ Soothing and Calming Facial at $38
(usual price $158) at the spa!

There will also be a 15% discount for all Atorrege AD+ products at selected Watsons – Valid from 17-23 July.
Not only that, if you get a 2nd bottle of Acne Spots, it will be 50% off!
Promotion is only valid from 17 – 27 July at selected John Little stores
(Marina Square, Jurong Point and Plaza Singapura).

Did I also say that 93.3FM DJ Lim Pei Fen is the brand ambassador? No wonder she has such good skin!

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And now, GIVEAWAYS!

LIKE and share their Facebook Page, share and comment on the specific post
(which is about the product that you’re interested in winning) and you could be
one of the 12 lucky ones to walk away with Atorrege AD+ the gift set worth $108.90
and an Atorrege AD+ $58 (worth $158) facial voucher!

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July 18, 2014 at 5:29 pm

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Miss Naumi

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I spy, and I spy.
A boutique hotel just had a revamp and it’s looking oh-so-fine.

Hello Naumi Hotel!

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June 29, 2014 at 1:18 pm

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Pretty Faces. Pretty Sounds.

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I’ve been bothered by my huge face my entire adult life, always envious of the tiny faces on other girls.
Slightly more than 2 months ago, I tried Botox again with Dr SM Yuen at
Atlas Medical Laser & Aesthetics Clinic – the same doctor I went to many years back.

As much as Botox is very common right now, and there are so many Before/After pictures online,
I would like to share my little Botox Progress Journal over the last 2 months odd and
share some of the commonly asked questions about Botox.

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June 27, 2014 at 6:12 pm