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Monkey Business

Julia Roberts at the 1999 Notting Hill London Premiere. Looking prim with red sequin Armani number, grasping the attention of the world (in one way AND another).1999.NottingPrem

While every other women wish they have the courage like Julia, a few (good) aesthetician contacts might come in handy for those who aren’t such a big fan of au natural.

As much as I like D-I-Y, hair vanishing needs magic. So, I went to the witches. Speaking of which (pun intended), I’m gonna re-veal (view) their sorcery.

Adeline Face & Body (Jurong East)

I got a trial ticket to redeem either an EPL (E-light IPL) underarm hair removal or facial treatment worth S$39 from my step-sister. I chose to have the hair removal for the fear that they would wreck my face with some weird facial whatsoever. The trial session was a pleasant one and to not waste their hard-selling effort, I bought a package at the end of the consultation. The sessions went pretty well, result seems promising too. Each session would cost about S$88 (by dividing the total I paid for the package).

Here’s the climax: Things went all well until the 7/8th sessions (each session was usually recommended to be one week apart). I found my hair grew faster and denser after treatment. (Wait for it..) I further found out that they would recycle the cooling gel they spread under my arm for the treatment (to my horror!). I was suspicious because they would spread the gel on one side and carry on with the treatment, remove it, wipe the treated area dry; ask me to raise the other arm, spread the gel and carry out the treatment. The latter was always not as cold/cooling as the first and finally I SAW it (because they asked me to close my eyes during treatment, so I never open my eyes until this ONE destined day). They scooped the gel off my skin into a small bowl, put it on the trolley (then wipe the treated area dry; ask me to raise the other arm) take the gel from the bowl and use it on me again.

Though some of you might argue that the gel WAS used on me, what’s the big fuss? Lemme tell you what’s the big fuss about – I paid S$88 for one session, that would equal out to S$44 for each side of my armpit underarm. They might not be showing much, but they do deserve some dignity and better treatment.

On my second last session, they tried to persuade me to sign on another package so to have my hairy permanently out of sight. N-O.


In the name of beauty (laziness convenient), I tried another salon. I mean, S$38 for unlimited hair removal package – aren’t you buying (I’m not affiliated, trust me!)?

They offered a free consultation when you sign up for the package to determine suitability and blah blah blah..

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I then fixed my very first treatment date. The treatment room is white, in fact, the whole place is white. They let me change into their spaghetti top (in case the gel gets on your clothes). Then the treatment began.

Cooling gel was spread under both of my arms, next they zap-zap my underarm with their machine, wipe off the gel and place cooling pad (imagine a full-padded NuBra) on each side and ask me to put down my arms. I would hold the pads for 2-3 minutes before they remove it to complete the session.

Each treatment range between 15-25 minutes and each treatment is about 2 months apart. Accordingly to them, the hair growth cycle asked for it.

I’m currently still undergoing this package treatment and hopefully hairy will go away for real ONE DAY.


Disclaimer: I do not get monetary compensation for these opinions expressed. They are also (usually) not the opinions of any/everyone else on the planet. So, use this review at your own risk!


Love · Life · Fun (IV)

A Year half-progressed.  Let’s sit down and write/read with me.

June has always been a bump, of all the months in a year with the birth month curse. However, I’d kicked off with a vacation of which I have work hard (on my body) for. A vacation planned in advance is a vacation body-works-worthy, because a fit body can reasonably be achieved in 6 months! (And then perhaps rest for 6 months before another summer vacation kicks in in 12 months.)

Oh-la-lah~ Summer vacation!

Bamboo Island

Krabi, Thailand is a remotely urban island which in recent years getting flooded by tourists. Nonetheless, it’s a good destination for its low expenses.

but it can get (too) crowded. ☹

Moving away from the beaches (pun intended), Emerald Pool is another interesting spot with naturally emerald mineral pool,

which is also overtly crowded.

Luckily, 800 meters away is a gem worth the visit – Blue Pool.

A preserved pool with no swimming allowed (thank god they save this pool!).

Here are the rest of the fun:

Legs for sale

Hot babes not for sale

看我的飞毛腿 (Look at my flying hair leg)


Well, in order to support the luxuries, we as hooman have to come back to reality. Life has been changing and it continues in a way I hope, to change someone’s for better.
Because the change being so drastic and the effort to sustain being cumbersome, I was asked if I regret the change. Not in a single way.

Life is not to regret your decision, but to proof it’s right.


To proof it’s right and continue to believe when hope shakes.


Retreat, Recapped, Reminisce

Sabah, dubbed the land beneath the wind/breeze (negeri di bawah bayu), is the largest state in Malaysia (Borneo island) next to the first (like, literally).


We raced the sunset and touched down in a small airport. Not comparable to a world class international airport. But, there’s something about it that you feel safe in this place. Probably it’s home after all.


Yep, for west Malaysians.

West Malaysians need to get custom stamping entering the state. Nope, there’s no bias-treatment at this point, nor any after this. All we’ve got here is good food, good weather and good people!


Seafood for supper, noodles,noodles and noodles for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Just kidding, we didn’t had that much noodles though Sabah is really famous for her noodles.


家香生肉面 (Jia Xiang Fresh Pork Noodles)


Ken Ny’s mom steam pork belly with yam slices (芋頭扣肉).


Grilled Giant Cockles with Chili


Sunset by the bay (Tanjung Aru).



春卷肉肉肉圓面!That translate to spring roll meaty meat balls noodle. (Y) Yummehness beyond descriptions!

Behold! Below we reveal the highly anticipated mystery fruit – tarap!

The fruits of Artocarpus sericicarpus (also known as the pedalai, marang and johey oak)

We bit farewell to this land of noodles after 3 days of non stop food hunt and islands hopping!
And so lastly, I present you……….

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Surviving Brain Dormant

With Love.

Like a child on the shore not being able to build. Standing there, his heart died a little as the waves swept by.


When there is no innovation, you are dead. I believe. And I am living dead for a mere four months.

I am still dead. For someone (almost) creative, it is painful. To not innovate, create and build, my heart died a whole lot as time goes by.

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TCC, Anchorpoint Alexandre

It was a pleasant Saturday afternoon with me on a pleasantly pleasant mood heading out for a coffee with Mas Ter. Perhaps, a little anxious over the bombarding morning news. But, Mas Ter suggested a TCC cooffee lunch, so my mind was bubble-filled with Baby Crayfish Spaghetti (Bottom 2. Tried 31 weeks ago; Buffalo wings on top)!!


We were already disappointed to realize that TCC had decided to leave the item out of their new menu. What’s more frustating is that their service of this particular outlet is far far below average. We waited for 5-7 minutes before a waiter (Fang), came mumbling (to himslelf). It happened that he was telling us to wait while they clear the tables (it was 5.15pm and there was barely any crowd). We waited another 5 minutes before getting our seat.

Service crews were hardly attentive, we had to wave (like nuts) for 2 minutes before they attend to us on our ordering (bright side is, the waitress attended to us is rather bubbly). I’m not sharing on what we ordered, because this entry is, dedicatedly, to complain. (Thanks. And you may want to leave ’cause there ain’t no food review here). We had Fang attended to us when we realized that our drinks weren’t there even after we have done our dessert and main course.

His reaction,


“Our drinks are not here yet.”

“Did you ordered from me?”

(I swear I was furious) I raised my voice and asked nicely, “Could you check for us?” and turned back to find Mas Ter trying to calm my angst.

B*tch, please!


Food: ★★★

Price Range: ★★★

Service: -★★★★★

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