I’m having a chill Saturday today after going for a couple of appointments that I planned for in the morning. I even get to practise my violin before my dinner which is a really rare opportunity for a busy bee like me.
Unfortunately, my Sunday is not going to be so chill. Somehow I got both badminton and violin class on the same day. I don’t have a car so I will be carrying both violin and racket, along with my change of clothes as well. A bit sad but oh well.
I’m getting close to weekly badminton sessions since my boyfriend loves badminton and we both got new badminton rackets. Hehe, hopefully my skills will slowly improve under my boyfriend’s guidance (actually not much guidance…)
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.
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.
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. 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…
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.
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?