Where to shop in Seoul, Korea?

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Shopping can be really enjoyable in Seoul when they have all the latest fashion trends there!

Here are some places to share and I am ranking these places based on my favorite. I am price (I like cheap stuffs! Haha) and quality conscious.

1. Express Bus Terminal (Goto Mall)



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If I only have a day to spend in Seoul, the first place that comes to my mind will be Express Bus Terminal. It is like Singapore’s Bugis Street but with better and faster fashion trend.

Even the clothes quality here are so much better! Best of all, the prices are even cheaper. You can get a very trendy pair of jeans for $20 or a jacket for $10!

2. Hongdae (Hongik University Street) and 3. EHWA Woman’s University



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I enjoy spending time roaming around the university streets because of the atmosphere there. The people are younger, happier and chattier! It may not carry as much stuffs as Express Bus Terminal but you will be able to spot some men’s apparels here. James got himself a few outerwear at Hondae.

Be sure to try the street food here too! It is half the price of other shopping districts.

4. Myeong Dong shopping Street


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Even though Myeong Dong is one of the most famous shopping street in Seoul, I find their items OVERLY priced. Yes, including those pushcarts. They sell almost the same stuffs that you can find in Express Bus Terminal and university streets but at double to triple the price.

However, if you are looking for beauty related products, Myeong Dong has one of the most varieties to offer. I also love shopping around their ABC Marts (which you can also find in Taiwan). Sneaker lovers anyone? Catch some good deals there! You can also find designs that are not available in Singapore.

Street food? EXPENSIVE.

5. Dongdaemun: Good Morning City, hello APM


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Mmmm.. Even though this is a wholesale place, I personally do not enjoy shopping there unless I have some spare time to waste. Otherwise, it will just be another late night shopping option for me since they open till late.

However, there are a lot of food places around the area. Quite a good place to chill actually! Oh, Common Ground is another hipster place that you should visit too (not for shopping though)!

I have of course, been to more than just these 5 places but I am only sharing what I love most. Hope this post will be useful for you 🙂

Game for Yatagarasu Yakitori

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Author: Alex Chua

Strong, juicy and meaty, just the thought of having yakitori never fails to bring up the joy in me. And Yatagarasu Yakitori is no exception in conjuring this gastronomic pleasure. If you’ve dined at this quaint-essential Japanese yakitori restaurant before, you would’ve noticed a common principle behind the skewers – the uncomplicated simplicity of ordering and food presentation with no shortage of flavour. As a lover of barbecued Japanese skewers, especially authentic ones with beer, I can’t wait to join in for a culinary adventure.


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The 36-seat restaurant in Circular Road is helmed by Chef Kota Tanabe, who has over 12 years of experience, including working at a Japanese izakaya (gastropub where after-work professionals dine and drink sake) in Singapore. Chef Kota is friendly and knowledgeable, and he enjoys interacting with diners, surprising them with nuggets of information on the ingredients and preparation methods. The interior exudes the Japanese izakaya vibe, with its red paper lanterns inscribed in Japanese letters, wooden furnishing and lacquered bamboo tracing along the ceiling.


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Yatagarasu has one of the widest pork wrap skewers selection in Singapore, with our 15 types of pork belly wraps to choose from, each skewer is unique in presentation and taste. The ‘lollipop’ Shiso Leaf Pork Wrap is among the many skewers I craved in this establishment. The light, mellow flavour of the shiso leaf complements the meaty, juicy wraps, barbequed to a perfect whitish pink with glistening grill marks. Chef Kota lets me try the shiso leaf itself and I am surprised how a bland ingredient commonly found in Japan can elevates the meat taste.


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Next, the Enoki Mushroom Pork Wrap gives a texturized bite to the meat. The barbequing process also helps to enhance the enoki mushroom flavour, balancing the meat profile. This is a good skewer companion for a glass of cold, chilled beer.


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Perhaps the most creative/ experimental pork wrap skwer of all, the Yakisoba Pork Wrap is also the most visually arresting. With the yakisoba sauce pouch placed on top of the meat, you have to slightly squeeze the pouch end to emit sweet delicious straight into the sauce.


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Besides the unique pork belly wraps, Yakitori also doles out an array of barbecued skewers featuring chicken and vegetables. Try the popular chicken wings, soft bone and the fillet skewers ($2.50 each) with the restaurant home-made yakitori sauce to kick the indulgence up a notch.


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For lunch, the restaurant has a special meu featuring Oyako-Don (chicken and egg rice bowl). Both chicken and egg are summered in a flavourful dashi sauce. Only 50 bowls will be served each afternoon and the lunch service starts from 11.30am.

Yatagarasu Yakitori
72 Circular Road
#01-01 Singapore 049426

Relish Continental and Korean Buffet at Sea & Blue

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Author: Alex Chua

Joining the opulent enclave of Marina Bay Sands is Sea & Blue, the brand-new continental and Korean buffet concept. Launched in August 2017, the restaurant boasts one of Singapore’s most well-curated spreads, with well over 100 dishes and several live cooking and carving stations. If you’re an epicurean for quality, premium buffet you would enjoy the restaurant’s extensive selection, featuring the freshest seafood, extensive Korean dishes, succulent roasts and a myriad of Western, Japanese and local fares. In fact, there’s over 10 hot and cold stations at Sea & Blue – Korean, Barbecue, Deep-Fried, Hot Dishes & Noodles, Seafood, Salads + Fruits Pizza & Pasta, Wine & Beer, Beverages and Dessert Bar. Surely a restaurant that conquers the four seas!


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From the inviting entrance to the dining section at the far end, the open concept of Sea & Blue gives a sense of airiness and spaciousness, a pleasant departure from the narrow, crowdy walkway experienced in regular buffet restaurants. This luxury of space gives me a chance to slow down the pace to browse in each section, and to admire the skilled chefs cooking the food. The maritime theme is especially highlighted in the restaurant’s nautical nuances of blue, orange and white, with dingy-inspired booth seats and animals that roamed the oceans decorated the walls. What blows my mind is the seating capacity – an astonishing 350 seating capacity which also consists of several private rooms and a function room complete with AV equipment for corporate or special events.

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What would an underwater themed restaurant be without dishing out the freshest denizens of the deep? The Japanese foodie in me gravitates towards the fresh Salmon and Tuna Sashimi and Nigiri Sushi. The sushi and sashimi are intentionally-made mini for diners to have the opportunity to try the entire range and still have the room for the rest of the pickings. Of course, there are Cold prawns, Chilled Scallops and Snowcrab legs to feast on.

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Self-professed carnivores would be delighted by the sumptuous collection of roast meat. Dig into generous silvers of Suckling Pig, Roast Duck, Cajun Chicken, Wagyu Ribeye and Shao Rou (crispy pork). Placed on the carving board is a slab of Oven Roasted Ribeye Striploin with generous trimmings such as potato gratin, sweet potato fries, ratatouille and two selection of gravy – mushroom and black pepper. Do remember to ask the chef to roast the striploin to your desired degree of doneness.

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Staying true to its Korean cuisine, the myriad of Korean choices and desserts simply never fails to wow me. From the freshly grilled Pajeon (pancake) to the Guksu (hot noodles) at Sea & Blue, is bound to impress. The popular Bibimbap comes with a delectable combination of your choosing – from the multitude of colourful toppings such as seasoned spinach, beansprouts, julienned carrots, seasoned Korean seaweed and top it off with a tasty but quite hot gojuchang (red chilli pepper) paste. If you’re unsure what to put inside your customised bowl of bibimbap or guksu, the friendly Korean chef who mans this station is ever ready to help!

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Ending the course with something sweet, the dessert bar features a colourful array of Gyeongdan (Korean rice cake) filled with red bean paste and Yakub (Korean glutinous rice balls with honey and dried fruits). Want something refreshing? There’s the D.I..Y Korean Bingsoo (shaved milk ice) and Milk Soft-Serve, customisable to your own preference. Of course, there’s also your usual go-to cakes, tarts, muffins, macarons, petit fours and pastries.

The verdict? Sea & Blue is one of the most extensive premium buffet restaurant you could find in Singapore, with friendly expert chefs, spacious walkways and seating plan for a non-intrusive, interactive dining experience perfect for family with kids.

Sea & Blue
2 Bayfront Avenue, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
B2-01/01A, Singapore 018972
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SeaNBlueRestaurant
Instagram: @seanbluerestaurant

Dual Yellow Laser at Astique Clinic Singapore

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We are just 9 more months into our wedding and we are taking extra care for our face because we want to look our best on our big day. We have been visiting Dr. Celine Leong from Astique Clinic for the last 2 years and we focused too much on enhancements instead of better skin so we have decided to do the otherwise! We have recently embarked on the Dual Yellow Laser journey!

There are a lot of other Laser Treatments which you can find at Astique Clinic but there are just too many people raving about Dual Yellow Laser so we just have to give it a try!

What is Dual Yellow Laser?
“Using a combination of yellow and green lights, the Dual Yellow brightening laser can combat a wide range of skin concerns like dark spots and pigmentation due to aging or sun damage, scars, melasma, stretch marks, acne and bulky lesions (moles, skin tags and other raised lesions). The green light in Dual Yellow targets melanin which causes pigmented lesions like freckles, sun spots and age spots or skin discolouration like melasma.

An immediate change in appearance of dark spots will be noticed and some might appear to darken slightly and gradually fade after a couple of days.

Not only are treatments fast, precise and targeted with reduced skin damage and no down time, the Dual Yellow brightening laser will effectively treat your skin condition while also stimulating collagen generation helping to keep your skin supple and brightened in complexion.”

Why did we go for Dual Yellow Laser instead of other lasers?
James has some scars on his face, and some times breakouts. As for me? Sun spots is something I can’t deny since I am ALWAYS out in the sun everyday. I do not personally have scars or stretch marks but I don’t mind having extra collagen stimulation to help keep my skin glowing!

More importantly, the procedure is pretty fast and painless. As we have to attend events or engagements on a daily basis (almost), we want to avoid down time and Dual Yellow Laser has absolutely no downtime. We can step out of the clinic in 10-15 minutes. I can even apply my makeup right after the laser.

The laser is a quick process and all you need is just two steps.

Step 1: A layer of cooling gel will be applied to your face to help cope with the heat (in fact, I couldn’t even feel any heat!).


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Step 2: Laser!


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We do not have any pain throughout the entire treatment and the skin always feel extra smooth for the next 1 week after the treatment! If you google, some people may experience mild redness after the laser but it works pretty well for us so far. We are currently at our third session and we can’t wait for the fourth! I hope we will have even more radiant skin on our big day next year!

I will strongly recommend you to do the laser once a month for maintenance. You can even skip applying foundation after a few sessions (depending on your skin condition).

Please visit www.astiqueclinic.com.sg for more information on the laser.

You can also visit them at:

350 Orchard Road, Shaw House, Singapore 238868

50% off Facial Treatment at Annabelle Skin (The Adelphi)

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I think my last facial was probably 4-5 months ago before I visited Annabelle Skin for facial.

Annabelle Skin is located at The Adelphi, 1 Coleman Street #02-42, Singapore 179803.

Nearest MRT station: City Hall Station

You know whats best? They just renovated their boutique! YAYYYY. The boutique will make you feel like a princess whenever you step in and they use Dr. Belter Cosmetic products for your face. If you don’t know about Dr.Belter, the products are all made in Germany and not some ulu countries. It is a well-recognised and trusted brand in Europe and I’m so glad that it’s available here in Singapore, thanks to Annabelle Skin!





Look at the interior. I am not kidding when I say it will make you feel like a princess.





I did a skin analysis and I was quite shocked to find out that I actually have thin and sensitive skin. I know my skin is a little thin but definitely not the sensitive part. No wonder sometimes I have mild outbreaks whenever I review new products. I also have enlarged pores issue 🙁

All the beauticians are very friendly. They explained how they can help me with the issues that I am currently facing so they recommended that I start with the Dr.Belter Intense Bio-Matrix Collagen Treatment. This treatment is a deep moisturising facial treatment that enhances skin firmess and elasticity. What’s really cool is that the Bio-Matrix Collagen has a 3-D structure similar to our skin, which helps to replenish the skin’s deficiency effectively!

The treatment started off with a very comfortable and velvety cream cleanser. It was so creamy and soft that I felt like I was having a facial massage haha.


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After the cleansing was a mild peel which is very light. I couldn’t feel any peeling sensation but my face felt a lot cleaner right after the Enzyme Cream Peeling was washed off. The third step was the application of Ampoule No.2 Hy-O-Silk which contains silk extract and proteins to help increase the smoothness and fairness of my skin. I have quite severe uneven skin tone recently because of all the travels and the Dr.Belter ampoule really helped with that.

What I REALLY REALLY love about their treatment is the eye treatment with Gua Sa. EH! Gua Sa for the eyes you know!!!


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The BioDynamic 24 Eye Contouring Cream was constantly being massaged into the eye area. This cream can help prevent wrinkles, make the skin looks firmer, plumper and less tired looking. Just what the eye areas need as we all know how quick the fine lines around the eyes will appear – as fast as you hit late twenties!

Anyway, I really love the Gua Sa because it was so so so comfortable that I fell asleep within the next 2 minutes. You will expect Gua Sa to be painful but no. Eye Gua Sa Lymphatic Drainage is performed with a very special eye treatment tool specially used by Annabelle Skin. It will not cause any pain of stress to the eye areas.

After the Gua Sa was a massage and a mask. The mask is made of Solid bio Matrix/Ginkgo-Biloba Collagen which can help stabilise vascular system and scavenge free radicals. After the treatment, my skin actually felt tighter instantly. I also love doing treatments at Annabelle Skin because I feel extra relaxed there. It felt as though my entire day of stress was drained away as well.

In fact, my skin always feel more radiant looking for the next two weeks after every facial session!

As mentioned, all the products used during the treatment are all from Dr.Belter Cosmetic and the brand consist of 11 different care lines and you are bound to find one that suits your skin. The products are made of natural ingredients and mineral, oil and parabens free. This means that you can also use Dr.Belter even if you have sensitive skin.

My make up stays on like my second skin now! Thank you Annabelle Skin for taking such good care of my dry and sensitive skin!

To find out more about Dr.Belter Cosmetic, please visit http://www.belter-cosmetic.com/
Or visit its Facebook & Instagram page: https://www.facebook.com/drbeltersg/ https://www.instagram.com/drbeltergirl/

You can also call 6336 8975 or WhatsApp 82281454 for an appointment. Just quote my name for 50% off your first treatment!

Annabelle Skin is located at The Adelphi, 1 Coleman Street #02-42, Singapore 179803

Join me onboard Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas with a special price!

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I know I have been traveling in Aug and Sept. You will be even surprised to find me traveling in October again! Haha. Lucky me! How can one with a full time job travel once a month? Just make full use of the Public Holidays or take a Friday off and travel out for 3D2N!

This time round, I will be travel out of Singapore from 20 October to 23 October 2017. You can also hop onto the ship with your family members at a special price!

These special rates are exclusive to Maybeline readers – please email your particulars to carrie@alvinology.com and you will be contacted shortly for booking.

The first 25 cabins to be booked will receive a swag bag (worth over S$100), so it’s like another $100 off! Haha.

Promotion is only valid until 22nd September 2017.

More details on the cruise:

3 Night Kuala Lumpur Weekend Cruise

Dates: October 20 – 23, 2017

Itinerary:

Day Port Arrive Depart Remarks
1 Singapore 1700 HRS Docked
2 Port Klang 0700 HRS 1900 HRS Docked
3 Cruising Cruising
4 Singapore 0800 HRS Docked

Special rates for twin-sharing staterooms*:

  1. Balcony stateroom is priced at SGD489 per pax (before taxes & gratuities of $123pp)
  2. Oceanview stateroom is priced at SGD389 per pax (before taxes & gratuities of $123pp)
  3. Promenade stateroom is priced at SGD389 per pax (before taxes & gratuities of $123pp)

*Terms and conditions apply:

  1. These special rates are valid only till 22 September, 2017.
  2. Please note that single guest in a stateroom will be charged a single supplement for the cruise fare, and guest under 18 must be accompanied by another guest 18 or older in the same stateroom.
  3. No cancellation, refund or changes allowed for cruise, shore excursion and specialty dining once confirmed.
  4. More terms and conditions are found in the booking form.

Motorway Car

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I have been driving for the last 7 years so I am definitely familiar with cars. Motorway is joining in the hype of Formula One by driving their McLaren MP4-12C Spider and Ferrari California around Singapore to spread the F1 fever on the 8th and 9th September this month!

Even my dear boyfriend couldn’t resist checking them out! He is a fan of cars and like me, he has been driving for the last 6 years. He was more familiar with Motorway than me because he knows that they are authorized dealers for SsangYong, has car insurances and car rental services.


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We were given a tour at the show room and we simply couldn’t saying bye without taking a photo in their Maybach!


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If you are a fan of the McLaren or Ferrari….. Motorway is running a Spot and Win Contest!

Now, what do you have to do? Simply snap a photo of the car during at either of the locations mentioned below, upload it onto your Instagram with #MotorwayLuxe or upload it onto Facebook and tag them on “Motorway Car Rentals”!

There are some areas to take note if you are keen on spotting them. Actually.. I think you should be keen because one lucky reader will stand a chance to win an unforgettable Supercar experience with Motorway!

Spot them at:

8th September (Friday) – CBD area from 11am to 5pm
– Outram Park, Tanjong Pagar, Marina Boulevard, Raffles Place, River Valley, Duxton, Tiong Bahru & Clarke Quay

9th September (Saturday) – Town area from 1pm to 4pm
– Suntec, Orchard, Bugis, Dhoby Ghaut, City Hall, Marina Bay, Chinatown, Bukit Timah, Novena & Holland Village

If you want live updates, you can also follow them on their Instagram at @motorwayluxe. This can help you increase the chances of you capturing the car!

Please tag my username at the end of your post for them to track. For example: @maybelinesim @motorwayluxe #PICKMEPLEASE


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They will also be giving away a $100 Luxe Rental Voucher with a minimum of 2 days rental. All winners will be announced on Motorway Car Rentals Facebook on 18 September.

Here are also some special discounts for you if you are keen to give the Supercar a drive:

1) Chauffeur-driven service at $250(UP. $488)during the period from 8thto 24thSeptember 2017
-One-way trip from Motorway Building to any destination within 8 km radius
-Any additional mileage will be chargeable at $30/km

2) Self-drive of Supercar at $288(UP. $568)during the period from 8thto 24thSeptember 2017
-Pick any location that is within 8 km radius from Motorway Building
-Any additional mileage will be chargeable at $50/km

Now… the car or me? Hahahaha. The car of course!


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You can also get 10% discount on your rental by quoting “MAYBELINE10” upon reservation! Promotion is only valid till 30th November 2017 so be sure to check them out as soon as you can!

Step into a World of Flavour at .elia

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There’s nothing in the world that’s one size fits all. But if you’re looking for a restaurant that sells quality sandwiches, handmade pastas and steak while sipping superbly-brewed specialty coffee, then .elia is the right place. Bistro by day, restaurant by night, .elia brings a curated menu where signatures from abroad are delectably assembled with a personal touch. Located at 10 Jiak Chuan Road, this new 30-seater restaurant provides diners a modern twist to traditional fare such as tortellini and wagyu steak. Stripping off the bells and whistle, leaving just the essentials on the plate. Helming the culinary direction is founder-and-chef Clint Seah. His casual yet refined menu logs his travels, inspiration and culinary journey – leading to the birth of .elia. Since opening its door on 3rdAugust, this quant restaurant has received nothing but raving reviews. I can’t wait to join in for a gastronomic experience.


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Exuding a quiet charm, walking into .elia gives me an impression of bare monochromatic translucency – you can see all the way to the kitchen the minute you walk in. On the right side sat a long marble top; the drinks section where you can order their specialty coffee, exotic tea, and alcoholic drinks. The interior speaks chic minimalist with a splash of grey, wooden furnishing and natural light.


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Showcasing the best produce of each season, you can expect non-pretentious, honest freshly-made pasta and sandwiches (yes, even the bread is baked fresh!) just like the décor itself. Each type of bread and pasta is paired to its corresponding ingredients, bringing out the best in every dish.

For the weekday lunch menu (available on Mondays to Thursdays), the Panchetta (image above) is the must try. Cooked in brown butter and egg yolk with Italian bacon, you could feel the rich, exquisite flavour carried into the freshly-made trenette. Choose the lunch set to add hot coffee/ tea for just $1 – absolutely value-for-money.


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Come dinner time, elia morphs into a casual dining concept befitting for a place for a place for a romantic date or just hanging out with friends. Simple and elegant, the un-frivolous naming Octopus features a perfect mix of grilled octopus with sauteed kale, caramelised chili and macadamia nuts.

Surprisingly not chewy, I love the firm, crisp bite of the delicious octopus and the visually appealing composition of this dish.


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As a unyielding carnivore, the Wagyu Beef Shortribs is my personal favourite dish within the menu. Sous-vided and seared to a perfect medium-rare, expect an explosion of flavour with each mouthful.

Overall, this cosy restaurant indeed whipped up some interesting, gourmet food. It is a perfect place to organise for a small private functions too. Fun fact: .elia does not stand for perfect. In fact, the name means far from perfect. It recognises that there is more to life than being perfect, one of which is to remain humble and constantly seek improvement. A good principle for us to seek and remind ourselves to abide to, every day in our lives.

.elia
10 Jiak Chuan Road Singapore 089264

My Lasik Journey With Shinagawa Eye Centre

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Since all of you have been “bugging” me with my lasik surgery. Here you go!

As this is not a sponsored post, please do not expect discount codes from me. So many people have been asking me for discount code but I paid for the surgery myself.

The reason why I have decided to go for lasik is because I have been traveling quite a bit for the past 2 years and of course, that includes staycations. I find it a hassle to pack my spectacles and contact lenses (I wear dailies) everytime I travel/ have a staycay.

More often than not, I find my eyes getting drier and drier after wearing my contact lens for more than 10-11 hours. And what does this means? I have to make my way home before 9pm if not it will get really uncomfortable for my eyes.

I am a super scaredy cat because I am very paranoid about everything that has got to do with knives and anything invasive. I spent a lot of time googling and researching about the clinics in Singapore and I shortlisted two. I even went for pre-lasik assessment at two different clinics before settling on Shinagawa Eye Centre.

In my HONEST opinion, the pre-lasik assessment at Shinagawa is really affordable! Only $22 for the entire assessment! You can also hop by if all you want is just a thorough eye check. And in any case if you are not suitable for lasik, tell yourself, it is only $22. The nurses there are also super friendly and attentive. I kept asking how my results were after every machine check. lol!

I was super happy when Dr. Lee Sao Bing told me that I am suitable for Intralase Lasik at his clinic! You don’t know how many good reviews I have heard about him both online and offline. Some of my friends got their lasik done by him too! I immediately booked my lasik surgery date after the consult and it was only one week apart.

I swear I was freaking nervous the night before the surgery. I woke up at 5am, 6am and 7am and all the way till 9. Lol! I even asked the nurses at the counter if it is going to be painful or anything. They laughed and told me that I worried too much. Their lasik were also done by Dr. Lee and it was painless! Haha.

Yup, Dr. Lee recommended me the Intralase method (with Flap) and boy, I was glad I went ahead with this!

Just in case you need to know more about Intralase Lasik, you can read it here: http://www.shinagawa.com.sg/en/services/lasik-surgery


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Some other methods are just good for people with high or low eye power but Intralase method is good for people with both high and low eye power! My eye power was at -3.50 per eye.

Why do I strongly recommend Intralase Method (speaking from personal experience):
– Quick recovery
– Painless
– Short procedure time

I was still hyperventilating during the procedure but it was so quick that before I could realize that it was done, IT WAS ALREADY DONE. Dr. Lee sure has his ways of making me feel assured and distracted – distracted from the procedure but focused on the lights. Haha.

Believe it or not, I walked myself out of the operating theatre without any assistance! The entire procedure took less than 1 minute per eye. Most of the time were spent on preparation and checks.

The surgery was separated into two parts:

  1. Cutting of flap
  2. Laser

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Dr. Lee told me to head home immediately after the surgery and sleep it off. Me being me, I went to get some food before heading home. Yes, I could walk myself to ION Food Hall from the clinic at Wheelock to get some food right after the surgery. I wasn’t even in pain at all. Pain score? ZEROOOOOOO. (P/S: YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO GO HOME STRAIGHT OK. DON’T BE LIKE ME. I WAS JUST TOO HUNGRY.)

I fell asleep once I got home and woke up in the middle of the night to realize that I WAS HAVING CLEAR VISION ALREADY OMG. That feeling was…. indescribable. After wearing spectacles for nearly 13 years…. I can actually wake up to clear vision 7 hours after the surgery.

I was also given 3 days of MC and advised to rest at home but I thought, since I have to go back to the clinic the very next day for the review, I might as well head to work since my vision was super clear already. No one believed me when I said I could go back to work the very next day.

During the review, I told Dr. Lee how amazed I was with the results, I could see the joy in his eyes too. He felt me. He felt how happy I was. You know that feeling? At that very instant, I felt that going Shinagawa Eye Centre for Intralase Lasik was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

Both the Dr and Nurses told me that I have to constantly keep my eyes hydrated because dry eyes can cause regression and I finished 1 box of eyedrops in 3 days. That was how paranoid I was. I don’t want my money to go to waste.


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A week later, I went back to the clinic for my review and I was told that my eyesight is perfect! I don’t even have -0.25 (CHOY CHOY CHOY).  Both eyes were 0.00 HEHEHEHE.

Watch my video to find out more!


OOTD – My Current Favourite Clothes

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Here is a shoutout to all my sponsors again!

I don’t post clothes that I don’t like so what you see on my Instagram feed (@maybelinesim) is what I really like and you can see them in my postings again and again!

1) Anticlockwise – http://anticlockwise.sg
Quote “Maybeline” for 10% off.


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2) Qlothe – www.qlothe.com

Quote “maybelxqlothe” for a 15% off all orders, with no minimum purchase. Free next-day delivery & 30 days returns & exchanges (non-SALE items) still applies for my followers!


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3) Joop Boutique – They can be found in shopping malls like Jurong Point, VivoCity and Anchorpoint


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4) Dorothy Perkins – Do visit their new outlet at VivoCity (inside Topshop) for some shopping pleasures! You are bound to find something you love!


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5) OSMOSE – Other than having physical stores in malls, they have an online shop as well. Visit them at http://www.osmose-stores.com


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6) The Beverlyn Label – https://thebeverlynlabel.com

I have full of praises for this piece! It can be worn in three styles! Hope over to their website to find out how.


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