By now, all Singaporeans must have received the news of the passing of Lee Kuan Yew. The man who perserved to make Singapore so successful.

When i young, I was never into politics and would never engage myself into any politics activities. It wasn't my interest and I would turn channels away whenever there was a NDP Speech. To me, it was a long, boring 2 hours of monotonous speech which goes on the same every year.

I get information on nation building through teachers and history in Primary school. I couldn't even remember the actual dates of 'big' events in Singapore, example, Hock Lee Bus riots, multi-racial unrest etc. The only date i could remember was the National Day (Well, because it is a holiday).

Until 21, i get to vote for the GE in 2011 and that is where I began to take notice of politics. I understand every vote counts and how we influence our country governance. I would listen to the budget and understand more of it through website and people conversations (I know some of them are only concern about the GST budget and how much they would get that year). For me, I can feel the government policy affect me directly since i stepped into the workforce. The changes in housing regulations,  CPF employer contribution, the foreign talent policy and the recongnition of degree certificate etc, my peers and I were definitely ones who would either be benefited or not from their policies. Honestly, i did resent some of the policies which i felt strongly about but I did not go to the extend to say drastic statements in any way.

As far as i know, i am satisfied with my life right now.

The passing of Mr Lee stirred up most Singaporeans' emotions, especially the older generation. For us, being born in the 80s and 90s, we were the fruits of the labours from our forefathers efforts. We could not understand the difficulties since none of us go through the turbulent years. But there must be a reason to why they gave up their birthplace for the pink IC. ( otherwise i would be still in Hainan Island planting coconuts).

As a true Singaporean, we have our way of life here, which people of other countries would not understand. To others, we are just some bunch of idiots who followed blindly to the government propaganda and submissive to policies, with no mind of our own. People fear the government because we could go behind bars or fines if we did not follow rules and regulations. But it was these rules and regulations which made us live peacefully everyday.  

I do not see the need to elaborate more of his doings as it was all over the net.  He has my utmost respect from the bottom of my heart. May you rest peacefully and watch over Singapore from above.




     





 

Thank you Mr Lee

by on 10:52 PM
By now, all Singaporeans must have received the news of the passing of Lee Kuan Yew. The man who perserved to make Singapore so successful. ...
It was back dated almost 1 month ago when it was a festive season. During that period, it was 5 full days of holiday where all of us would visit our own family (especially hometown in Malaysia). Xiong's mum was from Malaysia and she would go back to celebrate CNY with her family. This year, Xiong, his brother, sister in law and me went together to visit his mum at her place.

It was an impromptu activity since it was rare that all of us were available.

Journey to Pengerang

Pengerang is a small town located near Johor. It is about 2 hours route trip (depending on road condition) from Singapore Custom. It was a pleasant drive as we drove through the windy route, passing by huge area of plantations and barren land. I kept myself wide awake throughout the journey as it was my first time visiting his mum hometown. I was really excited.



As it was a one way route, we had hard time over taking the other cars who were speeding. To make the matter worst, some lorries turned into your lane and was cruising at 80km/hr. Oh well, too bad! We were only able to follow behind those lorries. However, all of us were finding the best chance to over one another haha.

After 3 hours of drive, we finally reach Pengarang. Before we went knocking to his uncle's house, we decided to stop by Ostrich Farm for a short tour. The ticket was RM18 per adult. Xiong's brother wasn't interested in Ostrich, so he was the only one waiting outside while the rest of us went in for a visit.


        
Beside looking at ostrich, they served their meat and egg. How on earth would i dare to eat them after touring the farm?! I wouldn't have the heart to eat them. Also, these delicacies are just not my cup of tea. 

 Entering the farm... ...


They segregate the young ostriches from the adult. The picture above are ostriches which were 3 weeks old. They were pecking the wooden, metal grills non stop. If you put your hand near, they will peck your hands too. The uncle at the farm told me that it was okay to let them peck as it doesn't hurt. Then he demonstrates.... He was enthusiastically encouraging us to let them peck. 

Xiong was brave enough to do so... and he led me doing it too. Sure enough, it was painless but the feeling of being peck is definitely weird and beyond description... 

This little guy trying to 抢镜头。

They are ever ready to peck your hands. See the 2 of them which were aiming for his fingers.

Happy ostrich smiling for the camera

The adult ostrich are really huge! I do feel intimidated when they were looking at me, felt like that would attack me any time haha. I do hear horror stories of them being aggressive towards humans which explained why I wouldn't go too close to them initially.

Selfie with the ostrich. They love taking selfie too!

There were 2 ostriches which were outside roaming freely. For a while, i thought their ostriches went loose and i had almost wanted to tell the staffs to enclose them. After which i realised that they were let loose on purpose, so that tourist can take photos with them. The ostrich were specifically trained so they were not aggressive at all.

Manage to take a photo with one of them. My pose wasn't natural as i was prepared to run anytime if the animal went berserk.

After 1 hour, we went to meet Chris and headed straight to his uncle's house after that.

They had a huge front and backyard. Best for children who needed ample space to run. 

There were 10 over dogs coming to greet us when we got off the car. If you are afraid of dogs, you might want to avoid or run away as far as you can. Those were stray dogs but were kept by Xiong's uncle who took great care of them well.

The hometown is serene, One of the best place to dwell if you want to get far from city, far from those highly populated area. No wonder his brother loved this place. I can see why.

    
The puppy which was always bullied by its peers

His mum was really happy to see us coming. After exchanging greetings, we sat at the backyard, enjoying the breeze and conversations, which we did not expect such quality time together. 

Big boss on hammock 

Besides us is a mini lotus pond, though no frogs on the lotus leaves but its presence does make the whole place tranquil. There were a few hammocks tied to the trees but i did not lie on any of them. I had an image to maintain haha.

Also, just located next to their old house, there is a fish farm too, breeding marble goby. If you know soon hock, you will know marble goby is the English word for it. This type of fish is expensive and could fetch a high price depending on its weight. During dinner, his uncle caught 2 of it and requested the restaurant to cook. It was the best marble goby i had so far!

Inside the mini fish farm. I believed i was looking at the spider web.

A photo to remember this place as I heard that the government is taking over the land for other uses.

Took a close up selfie.

After which, we had dinner at...


According to his mum, this restaurant served the most affordable seafood around that area, The food was really palatable and good!!






The fish which was caught just now




After dinner, all of us went back for Blackjack. Blackjack definitely helped us to pass time quickly, I wasn't good in gambling so I do not really know how to play or calculate the points. It came to the point that I do not know what to do even when I had 2 aces. But anyway, it was always fun spending time with his family. 

Happy hours doesn't last long. At 10pm, the four of us left Pengerang, feeling happy and satisfied, spending a day with their family during CNY.


A Visit to Pengerang

by on 10:33 PM
It was back dated almost 1 month ago when it was a festive season. During that period, it was 5 full days of holiday where all of us would v...
I received my Glamabox during the last week of February. It was indeed a long wait due to holiday seasons but that never stops me being excited waiting for my parcel!

Received the same design as i did last October.

Sure enough, i received different beauty products and I would love to share with you!!
I have some small size products for whitening, cellulite, minimizing pores, hair pillow masks, overnight gel etc. In my 10 odd years, whitening products had become part of my essential facial routine that I absolutely can't miss. When I was younger, I used to be very tanned as I play sports often (Well, no one can really see that I was once a sportsman ). Many of my relatives praised my sister for her fair and beautiful skin while I, wasn't so lucky as pimples would pop out almost every week. It was until 16 when I learnt to take good care of my skin. Though i had pimples occasionally, but it wasn't as bad as i were 10 years ago.

Alright, enough of my 'those days', we shall see Glamabox has for February this time!




1. Swiss O Par - Passion Fruit
2. Swiss O Par- Blossom Honey

These pillow like hair mask comes in a box of 20 pieces for SGD66.70. Different flavours served different function. For Passion Fruit, it is suitable for normal and structurally damaged hair. Rich in vitamin C, it prevents split ends and protects from free radicals, restoring damaged hair. Strengthens and nourish scalp. great resistance to breakage and increases vitality. 

Blossom Honey is a hair supplement and suitable for all hair types. Contains honey which makes hair soft and smooth. Antibacterial and antioxidant. Increase water content of hair and promotes gloss and shine. 

Instructions: Cut open the Hair Mask Pillow. Pour out the contents and distribute the hair mask evenly through your hair. Leave it on for approx 2 minutes and wash off with water. You may considering leaving it on for 20 minutes for better results.   

3. Pico White Scale

Prevent skin deterioration, decreases production of skin pigment, brighten skin and reduce winkle!!

Instructions: Apply cream over the face before bed.

4. Pico Booster Mask

More like an anti aging product, It contains vitamin E, boosting up cell overnight to generate skin and make the skin cells shed faster and more efficient to reduce problems of aging.

Instructions: Apply thick layer to mask to face, avoid eye area.






5. Dream Skin - Pore Clear Snail Whitening Clay Mask

Mask has refresh texture. Purifies and minimize pores, helps whiten skin.

Instructions: Use the spoon provided in the package and apply on skin. Wait for 15-20 minutes until dry. Wash off with lukewarm water.





6. Jayanti - Cellulite Cream

Contain high content of aloe vera gel, with organic virgin olive oil and wild harvested horse chestnut, peppermint and burdock extracts. Effective in treating, water retention of water, stretch marks and reduction, cellulite and stretch marks. 

Instructions: Apply and massage on area to reduce cellulite and blemishes until 2-3 times per day. 

7. Jayanti - Recovery Serum

Scar healing, anti-inflammatory, anti aging, pore-tightening and hydroponic film re-balancing properties, helps to treat troubled blemishes. Product from Italy.

Instructions: Apply on troubled area of face, avoid contact with eyes and lips. Apply cream on the back of hands first.  


8. Dorissiderm -  Radiant Overnight Gel Mask

Ingredients of natural seaweed, plants with anti-inflammatory detoxification and stabilization function which also helps in moisturizing, soothing, whitening, anti radicals, repairing, calm and reduce acne scars.

Instructions: Apply small amount onto face and neck for 3-60 minutes and wash off with water. Otherwise, you can aply overnight and wash off the next morning for better results.

9. Dorissiderm - Molecular Hydration

One step moisturizer for skin. Penetrates the deepest structure of your skin, moisturizing and nourishing 

Instructions: Apply appropriate amount to entire skin after cleanser in the morning and night.


10. eFresh - Perfect Skin Therapy Eye Cream with Green Caviar Extract

Moisturizes and rejuvenates the eyes area. 

Instructions: Apply over eye area over using ascendant motion every morning and night.

 eFresh - White Pure Whitening Cream

Gel cream texture with Apline Rose, Rose Stem Cells, and soft spring water properties. Nourishes and hydrates while clarifying the complexion and prevent the formation of winkles.

Instructions: Smooth over thoroughly cleansed and toned skin of face and neck using upwards motion. Use every morning and night.

eFresh - White Pure Whitening Essence

Concentrated whitening treatment to reduce dullness and induce the skin with inner radiance. Brightens skin, prevent winkles and recharge skin to stay healthy and luminous. Product can be absorbed easily.

Instructions: Apply to face morning and night followed by moisturizer.  

11. Beautymate: Ultimate Whitening Invisible Mask

Multiple whitening factor. Inhibits melanin production and stimulate youthful cell renewal for brighter, more radiant skin, 

Instructions: Spreak mask over face and leave it on 15-20 minutes. 



12. Advanced - Illuminating Moisturizer

Moisturisng and nourishing skin, leaving skin soft, smooth and elastic. With vitamin B3, C and E, antioxident and essential oils, helps in moisturize the skin. and will not clog pores.

Instructions: Apply small amount onto face and neck every morning and evening.

13. Advanced Illuminating Serum

Moisturize skin, , reduce fine lines and promote cell regeneration. 

Instructions:    Apply small amount and apply face and neck every morning and evening

14. Advanced - Illuminating Cleaner

Removes dirt and makeup. Deep cleanse pore , effective in whitening skin and keeping skin smooth and moist.

Instructions: Massage face in circular motion avoiding eyes, rinse with warm water and pat on dry skin area everyday.

15. Advanced- Face Lift

Reduces facial winkles, revitalizing skin cells and improve skin elasticity. Anti-inflammatory and hydrating extracts which sooth, clarify and brighten the skin.

Instructions: Apply small amount of amount and apply face and neck every morning and evening.

16. Advanced  - Eye Lift

Resolve ageing eye and relieve baggy eyelids, dark circles. Contain ingredients which delay skin aging and eye-oxidants function.

Instructions: Apply small amount to eye every morning and evening.


If you love to try their products, you may want to visit their website at : http://sg.glamaclub.com/ for more information!!