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  • Posted On: October 13th 2019 at 2:06 pm | Add a 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 1st 2019 at 7:35 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Personal life

    I got my CISSP book but it turns out that I have to clear my AWS Security certification first. Definitely need to spend more time on it and get the certification within a month of starting my online course.

    I am also trying to be more active by jogging/playing badminton/going 1 yoga class at least once a week. I’m also cutting down my sugar intake by opting for 0% sugar for my milk tea/bubble tea and not going for milk foam or bubbles/pearls/bobas.

    I find that the older I get, the slower my body metabolism and the less likely I will overspend. I used to have issues in keeping to my budget but I have been doing a decent job this year to keep to my budget in most months. I also get to go overseas (business trips are great!) and shop as well.

    Healthier living starts from body to wallet. :smile:


    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: July 6th 2019 at 9:05 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Insights, Personal life, Shopping, Skin care

    Sephora at Takashimaya has reopened and it comes with free skincare analysis. A beauty advisor offered to do a free skincare analysis and I agreed. She didn’t show me the results but she explained it to me. She told me that my skin is moisturised. Whee! All these years of diligently applying my skincare stuff has paid off. I need to continue it to ensure that it is always moisturised. :smile:

    In addition, I did the skincare test from Laneige and they mentioned that my skin is less moisturised than people of my age group (in 20s) but have much higher clarity. Well, good skin is a long term investment indeed, especially when I don’t go to facials… other than the free ones I get from Sulwhasoo once or twice a year?

    Have you been taking care of your skin? If no, maybe my skincare regime over the years can inspired you?


    Posted On: July 6th 2019 at 8:59 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Insights, Korean related, Personal life, Reviews, Shopping, Skin care

    I think I am going to blog about my skin care regime once a year. It is quite interesting how I have upgraded my skin care over the years too and how I have came back to the same kind of products – like how I started using Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum in 2014 and paused for a while before returning to it in late 2018/2019. Also how long I have been using Laneige White Dew Ampoule Essence (previously known as Laneige White Plus Renew Original Essence) since 2014 and still using now. Oh, and not to forget my Clarins sunscreen which is my all-time favourite. I will use it when I get it at a discount.

    I probably wouldn’t realised until I look at my old blog posts. :smile: I have italics those that I have been using for a long time and will continue to use it.

    I have blog about it in my previous posts before:

    So here it goes…

    Day care

    1. Cleanser (I’m currently using Fancl Washing Powder)
    2. Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum EX
    3. Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing eye cream
    4. Innisfree Green Tea Serum or Laneige Water Bank Hydro Essence
    5. Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream
    6. Roche Posay UVIDEA XL Aqua Fresh Gel SPF50 (I only bought one bottle and not going to buy now) or Clarins UV Plus Sunscreen (White version)
    7. Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion EX or Diorskin Forever Perfect Cushion or NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Cushion Foundation (I don’t recommend this though. Not something that I will buy again.)
    8. Orbis Sunscreen Powder or Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral Powder Sunscreen

    Night care

    1. Makeup remover
    2. Cleanser (I’m currently using Fancl Washing Powder)
    3. Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum EX
    4. Any masks that I happened to buy (which is a huge range so I’m not going to list them here)
    5. Muji Light Toning Water High Moisture
    6. Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing eye cream
    7. Laneige White Dew Ampoule Essence
    8. Innisfree Green Tea Serum or Laneige Water Bank Hydro Essence

    Damage*: S$1072

    *I’m following the prices I found online and not the ones that I actually paid for. I always do my due diligence when it comes to buying the products and where+when to buy them. So what I paid for might be significantly lesser…I also excluded the prices of my face masks since I have been using samples now and sometimes some face masks from Innisfree.

    Seems like my damage to my wallet has increased over the years. Well, my Sulwhasoo products aren’t cheap so oh well… Most of my skin care products are stuff that I have been using for a long time too…