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June Holiday 21 – It’s Veer 3rd Birthday

How time flies, Veer turned 3 last month! Still remember the first time I saw him, he was just a tiny baby in the arms. That reminded me we have not been meeting up for quite a while.
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We arrived on time, with the lovely card done by Asher for Veer. He was such a spoiler, he told the birthday boy what we got for him.
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A themed Birthday Party, Super Hero for Veer. The parents DIY most of the decorators including the invites. I guess this was easy peasy for Pallavi, who is a designer herself. 😄
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The kids saw these as goodies bags, I saw these as EFFORT. As expected, no nonsense in the bags, thank you for the thought gifts.
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Themed party tags for the yummilicious cheesecakes. Oh my, I feel like asking her to organize Asher’s birthday party. 😆
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No one would miss this – An oversized themed Birthday Chocolate Cake.
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Then games for the rest of the time. Brilliant ideas of Pallavi, to get felt cloth as capes for the kids and alphabets for them to form their names.
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We helped him to search for the alphabets and he pasted them on.
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See our Super Hero, all ready to save the world.
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Super Hero themed party – the best theme for BOYS!
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All taking turns to “spray” on the pictures.
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There were enough children to form 3 groups and they were making “spider webs”.
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And more games for them to play.
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Kids listened to instructions carefully.
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Every kids brought home a SUPER HERO certificate. Look at Saurabh and Pallawi, both dressed up for the theme party too.
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Asher truly enjoyed himself, he told us he wanted a Themed Birthday Party like Veer’s and he wanted to invite ALL his friends. *sweat*

And when I asked him,” what theme do you want?”

“OCTONAUTS!”

😭 I’m going to get someone to organize it!


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June Holiday 20 – Act 3 Workshop – The Woman Who Swallowed A Fly

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Event:Act 3 “There was an old lady who swallowed a fly” workshops

When:11/06/2014 − 17/06/2014

Venue:ION Art Gallery Level 4

Price:$25

Website:http://www.act3international.com.sg

When I received the newsletter from Act 3, I knew I had to register! Knowing this interactive kids’ workshop educates young children about drama, visual arts and artistic expression in a fun and dramatic way, to me, this is meant for my Asher.
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The kids arrived and seated on the floor just couldn’t wait to interact with the OLD LADY play by Frances Lee. As this was a drop-off workshop, Ben and I could only be there for the first 15 minutes. Here are some photos:
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When we came back to pick him up, we knew he had a great time as he couldn’t even wait to tell me and show me his art piece. However, he got a little upset when they told him to sit down so the teacher had to comfort him.
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Overall, I would say this was a really interesting all-in-one art workshop for the children. I personally liked the visual art activities. Asher loved drawing and imagine his joy when he saw his work visually swallowed by the old lady.
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So glad that I enrolled Asher. This was definitely one of the best workshop where he could perform (I was told he was too loud, lol), learn and enjoy to the fullest. Just in case you were wondering, we had a hard time (again) asking him to leave and yes, he was the last boy who left the place.
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To register or sign up any Act 3 holiday workshops, do check out their website page, email/call them directly. Don’t forget to subscribe their newsletters to get the latest news for their upcoming events.

ACT 3 Drama Academy
Add : 126 Cairnhill Road
ONE-TWO-SIX Cairnhill Arts Centre

Email : act3int@act3international.com.sg

Website : http://www.act3international.com.sg/

Tel : 6735 9986

Nearest MRT Station
NEWTON (7 minutes away)

Nearest parking
Cairnhill Arts Centre car park (via Cairnhill Rise)
Anthony Road car park (5 minutes away)

Nearest pit stops
Paragon Shopping Mall/Newton Hawker Centre (7 & 10 minutes away)


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I want my complexion back!

For the past 6 months, hormones changes, sleep deprived, stressed and all contributed to my very terrible complexion. I became so obsessed with my face, I could spend all day checking facial products and I even wanted to go for laser. However, I didn’t as there were simply too many types of laser, I did consult a dermatologist and the charges really put me off. I told myself to be patience, to rest more, to think/worry less. Believe me or not, not only my complexion is bad, my hair falls like nobody business and someone was telling me to eat more nutritious food before I collapse!

D.O.M
Everything started because of sleep deprived? I do think this was one of the main reason that causes me to have really bad complexion and eye bags. Then I remember an old advertisement about this woman in red failed to hail a taxi at night because she looked like a ghost, honestly, I may look like one too. So, I decided to take D.O.M and it has been weeks now. Verdict: I sleep better nowadays, maybe it is just psychological effect but it doesn’t matter, so long I can rest my mind. I was so desperate that I almost walked into a clinic to get dormicum. Thanks Nat for giving me a bottle of D.O.M.

Clarisonic Mia $220
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It cleanse better but gout at nose 👎
How 6x cleaner? I still couldn’t tell. I used it twice then reduced to once a day and finally down to only once a week, thinking that it was the culprit that causing outbreaks on my cheek and forehead. On my mind, you’re not pocket friendly so you better be good, if not, better!

Avene Foaming Gel $30+
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Thanks Patricia for recommending this brand, I was ranting about redness on my cheek and sensitive skin, this facial gel is really gentle to my skin and redness gone within 3 days of using it.

Avene Spring Water $20+
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Many people called it the magic water, somehow I don’t feel any different, as instructed, I spray it over my face and leave it, then I apply lotion before it dries up. The price is reasonable with the 1 for 1 promotion, I may continue to use it.

White Formula Toner
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This super moist toner with Hyaluronic acid claimed to be able to reduce wrinkles and give us firmer texture as it triggers our own Hyaluronic Acid, I am not sure about it, I just know I’m smart enough to get a sample sized one at barely $2. I like it as it dries fast and leaves my skin supple and smooth. Gosh, now I don’t really know which one makes it smoother but hack, my face is smoother, that’s matter. Pores are less visible on cheek, yes, on my left cheek, not so much for my nose, still strawberry nose here. I freaked out when I saw the pores, then I realized I have stopped using lotion/toner since December as my skin “dried up” after Kiehl’s whitening toner!!!! I rushed to watsons and grabbed this. I’m glad I did, the pores are much less visible. As for my nose, gotta be the gout, if there is dirt, not cleanse properly and no extraction, how to close, right?

Kiehl’s $52
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It soften the gout on nose and makes it easier to remove using extraction tool. It’s a moisturizer but SA warned me to use only on my T zone as I had severely dehydrated skin when she saw me. Now since I’m using so many moisturizer, including the facial wash, I apply on my cheek too. So far, no peeling! 🙏

Kiehl’s $80
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It just takes me forever to finish this tub! Hell, I even toppled and wasted some of it, still, half a tub to go! Yes, another tub of moisturizer that you think they works the same but this one is so much greaser/richer and expensive. (But now come to think about it, I use this for soooooo long, it ain’t expensive anymore.)

Sunblock $10+
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When I saw breakouts, first thing on my mind was this, even before I thought it could be clarisonic, simply because you’re the cheapest among them! Now I like you so much because I apply you on my arms and full legs so I can still wear shorts on the sunny hot day. I could tell you have done a good job on keeping my limbs in same colour tone. 👏👏👏

Sunblock $18+
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When the first sunblock got accused for causing breakouts, I bought this petite size. Seriously, cute to the max, 120++ SPF, you think I’m crazy? People are swearing that sunblock products are actually the cheapest anti-aging products in the market, provided you use it early. It has become my routine, use it daily without fail, leaving house or not, it’s another issue all together.

See, influenced by me.
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bareMinerals $90+
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If I can throw some nasty words here, the F will be the first for it. I thought going for big brand mineral based product is way to go but I was so wrong, the damn thing costs me close to $100 comes with algae extract that proven to make acne worse as it is one of those pore-clogging ingredients and it also contains ActiveSoil Complex and Lauroyl Lysine that cause breakouts ! I have never had so much breakouts in my whole life! Okay, for the past 20 years after my puberty! I stopped using it for 2 days and I could tell lesser bumps on my forehead now . Damn you bareMinerals!
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Kose Mask
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I opened my fridge and saw my leftover Kose masks and that night, Ben was still out and Asher was asleep so I just slapped one on my face and I couldn’t help but thinking of going back to Kose. I was using Kose products faithfully for freaking 10 years and after I stopped using, I saw pores, dull and rough skin. Yes, I mentioned before that a beautician said my skin around my cheek is thin, likely to be the side effect of long term whitening products usage but I don’t remember Kose gave me any of the problems I’m facing now except dry skin, maybe I can go back to Kose but continue slapping many moisturizer to prevent dehydrated skin? Just one mask, 20 mins and my face was a lot brighter and it lasted for days. 😫

I truly learnt my lessons, not all expensive products are good and don’t try everything new at the same time, go for smaller sized/sample sized before purchasing the full sized products. Most importantly, I need to sleep and rest and learn to relax…

Anyway, I’m barely half way through, I really don’t know when can I have my healthy look back. Ben was telling me I look really pale and urged me to eat more nutritious food. Looks like I need to be a fussy eater, no more nonsense food. To be frank, I’m so tempted to go for fractional laser! 1-2days downtime? Who cares! I’m a housewife.


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June Holiday 19 – 学笔画

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During the PTM, Ben and I were cool and calm. We kinda knew what would the teachers said, but not until XueMei 老师 told me my son only knew 4 strokes of 笔画 out of 24! I told 老师 we would pull our socks up and do more practices during this school holiday. I confessed, 1st week, we slacked; 2nd week, lots of activities and workshops; 3rd week, daddy brought us out daily; 4th week, which is now, we finally sit down and learn them. It’s not something new to him hence it’s not difficult to reintroduce, we have completed 12 strokes today, hope we can complete more tomorrow. Look, I bought the brush pen from Daiso, the tip is soft, he enjoyed writing with it.

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June Holiday 18 – Reflexology with Asher

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This was the first time I brought him along. Reason? It’s a freaking 4 weeks holiday and I have yet to go for my massage this month. I wanted back massage at first but I thought, foot massage will be better option as we could still chat during the 1 hour session.

Relax, relieved, refresh! Thanks Asher baby for your patience. When he is older, I may let him experience what massages are and why his mother loves them so much.

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