Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hairvolution with J7Image

When it comes to hair colour, i've tried it all.
And i realize that the changing of my hair colour is part of my self-discovery journey, 
i was really finding who i really am and what i really want to be. 

When i was younger in my early 20s, 
i started singing at weddings and i always wanted to look older
because i felt young and i wanted to be taken seriously. 
So i kept my hair long and i had a natural wave.

When i first launched my EP, i decided to go for a fresh look
and snipped off my locks to a shorter length. 
The real transformation and experimentation with hair colour started when 
i started touring with David Tao!

Jeft from J7 Image is the master at hair colouring craft. 
It was fate that brought us together because i met him randomly over supper through a mutual friend!
We bonded over music because he used to sing as well..
One thing led to another, 
he became my hairstylist years later and i've never looked elsewhere! 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Montigo Nongsa Resort, where heaven could be so near :)

Montigo is the perfect place for a short getaway from Singapore. 
A mere 30mins ferry ride away, 
this is paradise. 

Map of Montigo Nongsa Resort 
It's a pretty small area with nothing much to explore. 
The watersports feature is not open for business yet, and Tigo bar is closed during the weekdays. 
Some villas are still under construction as they are build for ownership. 

Hillside facing Villa
Honestly, we spent both days just lazing by the pool and watching movies.
The erratic weather during this time of the year also made it difficult for us to step out of the villa. 
It was pouring one minute, and really sunny the next.
We ended up making full use of the comforts of our villa and spent most of our time indoors :D

Pool O glorious sea-facing pool!
The hill facing villa didn't have direct view of the sea as it was obstructed by villas in front.
But i wouldn't complain, it was perfect for me already!! 

Morning Stretch! 

Thank god for Nivea Body Intensive Moisture Serum
It came in really handy on this beach vacation! 
Read more about this awesome serum on my previous blogpost :)

The mansion of the villa also spans 3 storeys high, 
with a double bed room which we didn't even step into. 
And a really pretty masterbed room facing...

Sea at the tip of my toes :D 

Sunset on the rooftop 
Each villa also came with an open-air rooftop providing the most stunning sunset view!!

"Come quickly, I am tasting the Stars..."

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Nivea Body Intensive Moisture Serum

I sometimes wish that i have more sedentary hobbies, 
so that my skin wouldn't be exposed to the harmful UV rays..
I also wish i had cared a little more about body skincare
rather than just concentrating on facial care. 

After weighing my options, 
i've figured that life is too short to be spent on worrying!
Do what makes you happy and worry later!  

I love spending time at the sea, away from the hustle and bustle of life. 
It makes me feel calm :)

Koh Lipe Beach :) 
As much as i love to spend time under the sun, i know that it is definitely harmful in the long run :(
Applying sunscreens was my own defense against the harsh conditions...


Fortunately or unfortunately, 
my job requires me to look good! 
I've been told that i don't glow on screen or on stage due to the my dull body skin tone from all that harmful UV exposure. 
From then, i've tried different body moisturizers and post-sun emergency body skincare 
in hopes to salvage whatever is left of my youth haha

I have to confess that I've always been lazy and I also detest 
the sticky/greasy feeling that remains on my skin after applying body moisturizer. 
The Aftermath? 
Legs with visible cracked surface!!! 

Nivea Body Intensive Moisture Serum SPF 25 was heaven sent in my mailbox!!

What's so awesome about the Nivea Body Intensive Moisture Serum?

It's a body SERUM, not lotion/cream. 
Extra light and non-sticky, it was absorbed into the sahara of my skin within a minute. 
I can now hop into my clothes immediately after application without worrying that it will stick onto them! Whee!! 

SPFPA+++ Sun Protection
You might be wondering what it means.. 

SPF25 (Sun Protection Factor 25) means that it is 25x more effective on guarding the skin against skin redness from harmful UBA and UVB rays as compared to when nothing is applied on skin. 
These harmful rays contribute towards skin cancer.

Something I've learnt while on set with LadyFirst is that higher SPF doesn't mean stronger or more protection. It just means longer protection. 
In fact, dermatologists recommend the usage of SPF15 or 30 sunscreen, so this moisture serum is the ideal product!! 

PA+++ simply implies strong protection efficacies!

Repairs dry and damaged skin
It contains 100X Concentrate Vitamin E & Grape Seed Oil which penetrates deep into the skin to restore skin cells!
Apart from cracked skin, it is also ideal for flaky, itchy or rough skin types! 

Moisture lost Protection
Not only does it repair, it prevents and protects. 

... And it's true! 

My skin had a visible improvement with just one usage!
I was pretty mind-blown by its effectiveness within just a period of 24 hours.
I can't wait to see the results after extended usage! 

I can finally do whatever i want, 
such as diving and swimming and staying out in the sun, 
because at the end of the day Nivea Body Intensive Moisture Serum is here to stay hahaha 
#Niveasg #IntensiveMoistureSerum #NIVEAhydratingserum
#awwsosweet #truelove 

Cherry on top of the icing is that it has a really pleasant milky fragrance :D 
Leaves me in a good mood after applying it, 
especially before heading out!!

Grab it at all Watsons outlets now! 
Your skin is in for a good treat :)

The product is available at all leading personal care stores and 
super/hyper markets including Watsons, Guardian, Cold Storage, 
GIANT and FP outlets for just $8.90 for a 200ml tube.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Youth Time 2014!

I am incredibly honoured to have met Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the recent Youth Time 2014. 
This event was held in my beloved alumni, Anderson Junior College, 
the place where my love of music first blossomed. 

Youth Time is an annual event organized by the Yio Chu Kang Grassroots Organization, 
with the aim to bring the youths together for a fun-filled day of activities through carnivals and live band performances.
The event was also particularly meaningful because of the lively and interaction dialogue session with PM Lee! 
The by-invite-only session was a very cosy affair, 
with an auditorium of about a hundred youth from different backgrounds; students, young working adults, young grassroot leaders and young parents. 

I was so overwhelmed by the entire experience because not only did i perform, 
i was also awarded the Breakthrough in Arts Awards with some other outstanding youths, 
and given a chance to share my experience during the dialogue. 
So deeply humbled by the rare opportunity to connect with youths who have dreams!!

Achievement Unlocked!
Possibly my most epic selfie to date..

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The NEA Eco Music Challenge is Back!

As a singer,
i'm particularly sensitive to my emotions,
to thoughts that arise in my head in my everyday life.

Perhaps it is an occupational hazard?
I really do need to switch between different emotions whenever i perform.
I could be singing a super high energy positive number at one time,
and the next moment to do teary breakup song with full out emotions.
It is a roller-coaster ride i'm not kidding.

But i see this ability as a superpower that few possess.
It is our outlet to expression, a blessing in disguise.
We are able to convey our thoughts, spread positive messages.
We are able to turn our seemingly insignificant emotions into something bigger than ourselves,
and make an impact.
Music can create impact around us, and influence people to feel strongly for a cause.

Something that i really appreciate about Singapore is the beautiful flora and fauna and cleanliness in our surroundings.
With the thought in mind, the environment is an inspiration and topic that more musicians can write about, to raise awareness and make an impact on.
I'm hence happy to announce that the NEA Eco Music Challenge is back!
Now there is a way for singer-songwriters to help raise awareness of environmental issues,
through our songs!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Wanderlust in Seoul, Korea! [Part II - Sights & Sounds]

Seoul - Everland | DMZ Tour | Street Shopping | 

We set out in the early morning at 8am for the hour ride shuttle to Everland.. 
Grabbed a roll of sushi for breakfast! 

Finally, an hour later we emerged at Everland!
Selfie-stick in hand, we began camwhoring.. 


We had absolutely no idea who those creatures were.
And we found them absolutely horrendous... but we took a picture with them anyway
cos that's what you're supposed to do at Theme Parks.

Aesop's Fables Town

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Wanderlust in Seoul, Korea! [Part 1: SEOUL DELICIOUS]

When in Korea... EAT!
I'm seriously not much of a foodie so pls don't trust my judgement.
These are also not my recommendations,
most of them were chanced upon while walking along the streets.. we didn't plan much!
But everything tasted (pardon my pun) SEOUL delicious to me!

The mains are like stars of the show.
Over-ordering is the norm, especially when 4 hungry girls are involved. 

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