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  • Posted On: October 13th 2019 at 2:06 pm | 1 Comment
    Categories: Personal life, Rants, Reviews

    I had my haircut yesterday at The Space Korean Hair Salon. Well, I am not going back to Dusol Beauty hair salon because my usual hairstylist, Mikhaela, is no longer working there. Not sure which hairstylist I can go for but I have been on a lookout for another hairstylist I can go for regularly.

    I tried Zinc Korean Hair Salon and somehow I didn’t like that I don’t get to choose my bangs style. The hairstylist, Rena, also cut my hair while it is wet. It gets a bit cold when that happens and I have to request her to blowdry it a little.

    So I opt for Jenny at The Space Korean Hair Salon and nope, I am not going back. My haircut wasn’t that bad but it is not worth S$48. She hardly do any layering. In fact, there was no layering until I requested her to cut my back hair shorter and with some layering. Oh well. Not going back there again…

    The salon is also quite crowded and I spent quite a bit of time waiting. In the end, the whole thing just took 45mins. Pretty fast for a haircut with wash and blow. It typically take at least 1 hour. Even while blowdrying my hair, the hairstylist were just talking and talking. My hair keeps flying towards my eyes and irritate my eyes so I have to close my eyes.

    Oh, the hairstylist is the one who is washing my hair which is quite odd. Usually you will get another person washing your hair and blowdrying your hir.

    Well, I didn’t have a good experience at The Space Korean Hair Salon. Cutting hair used to be relaxing with nice head massages and stuff but the experience at The Space Korean Hair Salon is so bad that you might as well go for your S$10 haircut instead. It’s simply too overrated.


    Posted On: September 22nd 2019 at 11:01 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Love, New stuff, Rants, Shopping, Technology

    The haze season is back in Singapore – thanks to Indonesia burning their trees to clear land, again. I bought the Sharp air purifier back in 2015 and the filter don’t really last for very long before producing the dusty smell. But after switching it on for a while, the dusty smell will go away. But still, not very good. In addition, the coverage area for the air purifier is insufficient to cover my living room so I decided to get another air purifier.

    I was thinking of getting Philips AC2882 but it went out of stock while I was still thinking if I want to get the model.

    Then I switched to Philips AC2887 but it went out of stock after I ordered. There were still 8 pieces left when I ordered and I got a shipping number when the seller shipped the product after 2 working days. I even confirmed with the seller. However, I still didn’t receive it by the 4th or 5th working day so I decided to contact the seller again. Then the seller said that they got 1 staff trying to contact me as the air purifier that I ordered was out of stock. :glare: They wanted to switch my order to another “high end air purifier and dehumdifier” as a replacement which I declined. So I opt for refund and now Shopee (the platform which I ordered it from) is processing the refund.

    I went shopping yesterday and tried Dyson air purifiers. I was thinking of getting Dyson Pure Cool Me which is around the same price as Philips AC2887 on discount (S$499) at Shopee. I can’t find any discount on the same Philips model and it was out of stock almost everywhere. So I was thinking of getting Dyson Pure Cool Me instead.

    Turns out that there was some discount at Harvey Norman for Dyson air purifiers so I was thinking of getting Dyson Pure Cool DP04 (the one for table tops). I love the strong airflow and it was not as expensive as its tower standing peer (Dyson Pure Cool TP04).

    Luckily for me, there were discount for Dyson Pure Cool TP04 when I went to Harvey Norman store at Millenia Walk. I got it at S$674 and I haven’t decide if I want to top up S$142 to get 3 additional years of warranty coverage.

    Dyson TP04 works well for me so far. It definitely works well in my bedroom and not too bad in the living room so far.

    So yeah, I got myself another Dyson product. My first product is the legendary hair dryer which I forgot when I got it. But I don’t use it everyday even though I should be doing that.

    Kudos to my boyfriend, Chin Hau, who helped me carry it back to my home. :love: And fortunately that our grab car is big enough to squeeze it in. :happy:


    Posted On: August 4th 2019 at 7:39 pm | 4 Comments
    Categories: Online life, Personal life, Rants

    I realised I have been wasting my time on social media apps like Facebook and Instagram. It seems like catching up with friends by looking at what they posted on social media.

    I realised that I have not been working hard at improving myself in terms of technical knowledge. I still haven’t work towards a technical certification this year. :shocked: I have placed an order on Amazon for my CISSP book and hopefully, I will actually study for it and take the exam by this year. Gambatte, Sakura!

    I realised that I have not been working hard to improve my violin techniques and not practising it daily when I should be. Well, at least once every 2 days, maybe? In case I injured my finger again.

    I realised I have not been blogging about my overseas trip which I aimed to do so previously. Time to start reviewing my photos and review the places I went too in Korea and China!

    I realised I have not been posting the photos I took with my camera for a really long time. Time to start looking at them and editing them to make them look Instagram ready and post them on Lihotography.

    I have been wasting too much time and not using them to the fullest. It’s time to change…


    Posted On: May 5th 2019 at 12:50 pm | 1 Comment
    Categories: Personal life, Rants, Wants

    Hello everyone! I realised I should make it a point to try to blog every week. Maybe even on the small things in life that happened for the week.

    I am finding my life pretty boring these days. Weekdays is just working and sometimes dating after work. Then weekends is just violin class and dating. I need something to learn and spice up my life.

    I didn’t manage to go for violin class last week and haven’t been regularly practising my violin either. Not sure how long it will take me to prepare for my ARSM violin exam. Sigh. :sigh:

    I am starting to go for yoga class once a week as well. Hopefully this habit lasts as I should learn how to take care of my body and exercise more.

    I recently saw a dress from Esprit which costs S$99.95 which is quite expensive. I’m not sure if it is worth to buy it but it looks so pretty. :stressed: Oh well. I also saw a new pair of shoes from Charles and Keith which looks pretty too but it is like S$46.90. Bleh, I should be saving money. I feel that earning money is tougher as I grow older. I remembered how I spend more freely when I just started work before I start to curb my spendings a bit more.


    Posted On: February 28th 2019 at 11:51 pm | 1 Comment
    Categories: Personal life, Rants

    I haven’t been blogging much recently as I was sick and flooded with work. I am struggling to find time to practise violin too. :sad: Fortunately, I have a supportive and accommodating boyfriend and is still able to meet him regularly despite my hectic schedule.

    Sometimes I wish I have 48 hours in a day. There are so many things to do, so many things to learn and yet so little time. I got so many things I want to learn but is not able to learn due to lack of time. I need more rest but don’t have enough time to sleep much. Despite having a vacation back in November (I flew to Korea), I don’t feel that recharged and is thinking of flying to somewhere else again.