(PRODUCT REVIEW) MIDEA MMR5025 RICE COOKER (1.8L)

A multipurpose cooker is an essential for a functional kitchen in modern homes

I really like this MIDEA MMR5025 RICE COOKER from Midea. It looks pretty sleek, compact and is as multifunctional as a bulky pressure cooker which I fancied previously, costing 3 times more than this!

Look at multiple preset menu. I’m hungry! Hahaha. This comes with smart 24 hours preset timer too. Imagine waking up to hot yummy porridge or coming home to warm fluffy rice where we just prepare everything in the pot and let the cooker do the magic, I like it. The cooker has soft touch control with LED display, very user friendly.

Check out this thick 2.5mm multiple layers pot (8 layers) that retains heat effectively. It has a nonstick surface because of Teflon Non-stick Layer while The Oxidation Resistant Layer, Honeycomb Shaped Layer, Alloy Oxide Layer and Thread Heat Conduction Layer ensure food is being cooked evenly at a faster speed. The dedicated design of the pot also matches the concave heating element of the cooker seamlessly.

Now, the bonus part, MIDEA MMR5025 RICE COOKER comes with a stainless steel steam tray that could endure high level of heat 🤩🤩🤩. This means you can use this cooker as a steamer or steaming delicious side dishes such as vegetable, meats or even frozen products while cooking the rice, literally a one pot sumptuous meal without any hassle.

While the cooker looks into dedication for every part such as a detachable coverplate and steam vent cap where you can clean all residue after cooking, expect nothing but an easy to understand using experience. Simple accessories such as a measuring cup, rice scoop, soup ladle and power cord in additional to the metal steaming tray with the cooker. The user guide is well illustrated with clear instructions too. 👍🏻

Guess what I’m making today? Not cooking rice, porridge or soup. Not steaming frozen siew mai or lotus paste buns too. I will be making my own yoghurt with Midea cooker’s Yogurt Making Function!

The plan is really simple. Press ‘Cook Menu’ till you selected ‘Yogurt’ as an option, put in your ingredients and give a period of 8 hours patience. Viola! A healthy low sugar home made yogurt is formed!

A 1L of cow’s milk can yields 100ml of yogurt but I’m using oats milk instead which is suitable for lactose intolerant people. The 2-in-1 coffee powder I’ve added prior to fermentation is optional and you can experiment with cocoa powder, fruits purée or anything you fancy too! The flavors should be added after the yogurt is formed but I’m experimenting for this recipe and it turned out well for me.

Homemade yogurt is full of gut friendy bacteria and should be eaten on regular basis. You can add any toppings you like and I like chia seeds and cocoa nibs in particularly. Drizzle some honey too if you like it sweet but I will usually skip it because of trying to reduce my sugar intake whenever I could.

I read somewhere that mood is made in the gut as there is a constant bi-directional communication between the brain and GI tract. The healthier your GI tract or gut health is, the happier you are. No harm believing and eat the right yogurt since sugary store bought ones are not exactly healthy anyway.

You can find MIDEA MMR5025 RICE COOKER (1.8L) with recommended selling price at around SGD$130, available in major electrical stores and Qoo10 platform.

IPPIN is at Donburi Revolution 2018 Marina Square – Singapore’s First DIY Donburi Event!

Make your Donburi Japanese Rice bowl with best selling Toppings from IPPIN!

Singapore – From 19 to 21 October 2018, visitors can dive into a bowl of endless possibilities with Singapore’s first DIY rice bow event – Donburi Revolution!

Aimed to raise awareness about the different types of rice from various Japanese prefectures, visitors can look forward to a weekend of fluffy rice and fun, including workshops and demonstrations.

🌸Toppings🌸

IPPIN offers customers’ favorite rice toppings for free when you purchase a drink! Get walnut sardines, candied river shrimps, black sesame, plum or young sardine furikake (flakes) topped on your rice bowls for that extra punch you never knew existed.

🌸Drinks 🌸

Customers get to pair their DIY donburi with refreshing, made in Japan drinks such as watermelon soda, yuzu soda, salt soda and beer, all at below $10/bottle.

🌸Retail🌸

Besides enjoying tasty customizable donburi toppings and various rice from different prefectures of Japan, customers can complete their experience and purchase some easy to make meal ingredients such as the ayu sweet fish, miso and dressing that takes less than five minutes to prepare.

Visit IPPIN at the Donburi Revolution for an oishii moment! Pre-register for a bowl of free rice: ricerevolution.com.sg

Donburi Revolution

19 - 21 October 2018

Friday - Sunday

11:00am - 9:00pm 

Open to public

Marina Square, Atrium

6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594

Topp Care Hair Solutions gives good Customized Hair Treatment and Services

Topp Care Hair Solutions – the US Trichology Institute Certified Specialist is now conveniently located in Simei Eastpoint Mall.

I have been worried about the condition of my hair and scalp and came across Topp Care and decided to give it a try. Being an awardee for Best Customer Service 2018 by SHESA (Singapore Heartland Enterprise Star Award), Topp Care pampered me with their professionalism and hospitality. The ambiance and interior of this new outlet at Simei Eastpoint Shopping Mall is spacious and modern, an upgrade from its previous outlet in the neighborhood of Tampines.

Topp Care uses natural Western Botanical Ingredients to solve hair problems such as hair loss, oily/dry scalp, grey hair, etc and are certified by the US Trichology Institute as well as a Member of the British Herbal Medicine Association.

When I arrived, Helen warmly ushered me into a room where I completed a questionnaire on my hair conditions before shelooked through them.

Subsequently, a Hair & Scalp Analysis was performed that uses a scanner lens magnifying up to 200 times. This helps to analyze my scalp condition and provides a good visual proof of the improved scalp condition after treatments are administered.

Depending on the conditions of your hair and scalp, the consultant will advise you on the suitable treatment(s) for a customized experience. I was surprised after finding out my scalp condition. I was diagnosed having oily scalp with pore blockages and if this is not treated properly, it will lead to hair thinning and eventually, hair lost.

Helen recommended me the Detoxdren Treatment which will help to regulate the amount of sebum of my scalp while removing blockages and residues surrounding the hair pores. 

A revitalizing Hair Bath with botanical shampoo and conditioner are applied along with therapeutic massage. This process helps the scalp to restore its sebum balance while keeping it refresh and stress-free. I have never felt so relaxed in a long time.

The final step of the procedure ended with an InfraRed Therapy which said to increase the absorption rate of active ingredients, reducing of scalp inflammations while increasing the blood flow.

Conclusion: I can feel that my scalp got cleaner and fresher with my hair feeling lighter and bouncier because it is not weighed down due to oiliness which I had previously. To maintain the effectiveness or improve the condition, regular treatment is definitely encouraged and one should start to take care of their scalp and hair health as early as 15 years old.

For people who have greying and thinning hair, I recommend you to try their Signature Absolutte Masque Hair Treatment. It is formulated to counteract age-related hair changes while reversing the symptoms of grey hair and providing essential nutrients for hair loss prevention. This treatment also cleanses the scalp and follicles from impurities to prevent scalp from premature aging while restoring the moisture in them.

Topp Care’s Signature Absolutte Masque Hair Treatment is suitable for people of young and old. The result is naturally thicker and darker hair that one will look and feel good with.

Daily care to the hair is almost as important as visiting Topp Care for treatments. I get to try their Hair Fall Rescue Shampoo and Repair Conditioner for improving of my hair health.

Topp Care Hair Fall Rescue Shampoo cleanses & nourishes scalp that is suitable for people with very fine hair and/or people with hair loss problem. It provides vitality for continuous hair growth as it is packed with rich source of vitamins and anti-oxidants.

This shampoo contains Mandarin Orange Extract, a natural astringent to condition the scalp and combat hair loss and also powerful hair strengthening ingredient Horse Tail Extract. My hair felt reborn with more sheen and volume after a few uses.

Topp Care Repair Conditioner is great for people like me; with dry and damaged hair, especially ones with dry and porous hair that is exposed to intense chemicals frequently. The hair becomes softer and shinier as the conditioner contains valuable ingredients such as peach extract and natural silk protein.

Their range of products are sold in the outlet and can also be purchased at Redmart.

Topp Care is offering an exclusive promotion with its Signature Hair Loss Treatment @ $39 nett with free Hair & Scalp Analysis and Hair Care Kit! (U.P. $229). Call 6645-3020 and quote ‘HAZEL’ to enjoy this promotion OR visit this link to enjoy the promotion: http://bit.ly/2OG0GYO. This promotion is valid for first time customers.

Topp Care Hair Solutions

Eastpoint Mall (next to Simei MRT)

#03-24, S528833

Operating Hours
Mon – Fri : 11am – 9pm
Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: 10am – 7pm

+65 6645-3020

email: enquiry@topp-care.com

http://topp-care.com/

Largest Maze-Soba Restaurant Chain MENYA KOKORO from Japan is in Singapore

So popular that Menya Kokoro has opened 27 outlets around the world in just 4 years!

One of Tokyo’s hottest Maze-Soba (Japanese dry ramen) restaurant chains has finally arrived in Singapore! Since its establishment in 2014, Menya Kokoro has opened 27 outlets worldwide in Japan, Indonesia, Spain, Thailand and Vancouver within a span of just 4 years.

Showing no signs of slowing down, Menya Kokoro’s latest Singapore outpost will serve up its best-selling signature Maze-Soba together with Singapore-exclusive creations.

In the extremely competitive F&B industry, Menya Kokoro is committed to excellence by setting their own set of standards to abide closely.

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT MENYA KOKORO:

🍜 Precision: Noodles are cooked exactly for 8 mins 40 sec to get the perfect chewy texture

🍜 Healthy: Noodles are made using fibrous whole wheat flour with purified water

🍜 Authentic: The maze-soba sauce is specially flown in from japan to ensure consistent to the great taste as the stores in japan.

SINGAPORE EXCLUSIVES

Maze-Don ($10.80++) – new twist on the traditional Maze-Soba, using 100% Japanese rice instead of noodles and topped with the Maze-Soba toppings! Specially selected by Singapore’s only Japanese rice sommelier, the rice is flown in straight from Hokkaido and Niigata in its raw state and is polished only upon order to preserve its aroma.

Curry Maze-Don ($13.80++) – A spicier version of the Maze-Don, enjoy a fragrant ricebowl topped with Japanese curry made in-house, and succulent grilled chicken!

Vegan Maze-Soba ($11.80++) – Comes with flavourful soy meat, and a colourful medley of vegetables!

Other tantalising dishes at Menya Kokoro include:

Spicy Maze-Soba ($11.80++) – Spice-lovers will love this rendition of Maze-Soba with special spicy oil!

Melting Cheese Maze-Soba ($12.80++) – Irresistible melted cheese on Maze-Soba

DELICIOUS SIDE DISHES ARE AVAILABLE TOO 😋

Chicken Wings ($4.80) – Made with Nagoya-style secret recipe exclusively in Menya Kokoro Singapore

Chicken Karaage ($4.80) – Juicy, crisp-fried karaage, great for sharing

Takoyaki ($4.80) – Delicious and crispy takoyaki balls in Japanese mayo and bonito flakes

My favorite dish at Menya Kokoro goes to their signature Original Maze-Soba ($10.80++) that comes with a medley of up to 12 ingredients atop those chewy noodles. Japanese-style slow-braised chashu, minced meat sauce, ground saba fish powder, poached egg, nori, green onions, chives, bamboo shoots and chopped garlic. Give them a good toss and relish the delicious explosion of flavors!

The addition of the given Kombu (kelp) Vinegar by the side gives the maze-soba an amazing yumminess that I fancy! You should really portion your noodles and give this a try!

Each maze-soba comes with free Mushroom Kombu Soup and a small portion of Oimeshi – high-quality japanese rice that goes perfectly with the remaining sauce from the maze-soba.

Head over to Suntec City for this 58-seater restaurant founded by  Chef Takuma Ishikawa who has 13 years of culinary experience under his belt now! Chef Takuma is trained under the original masters and creators of Menya Hanabi, who is known for inventing Maze-Soba and introducing to the world. In 2014, Chef Takuma won the highly acclaimed Best 2014 MazeSoba Award in Japan.

Menya Kokoro

Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard # 03-313 Suntec City Mall S038983

Operating Hours: 11am to 10pm daily

Phone Number: +65 6235 3386 

Seating Capacity: 58 seaters
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/menyakokorosg/ Instagram: @menyakokorosg 

ARBORA IS ONE FABER GROUP’S LATEST HILLTOP GARDEN DINING CONCEPT IN SINGAPORE

Create new memories with ARBORA’s majestic sceneries overseeing Mount Faber Park, Harbourfront & Sentosa Island 🌴

Arbora (formerly known as Spuds & Aprons) is an eponym for Latin word “Arbor”, which refers to trees and got inspiration from the distinguished Mount Faber Park. This poise restaurant captivates the guests with its natural setting of tranquillity, photo-perfect skyline and exceptional experience on the food & aperitifs. Just a 15-minute drive from the city centre, guests can also get to Arbora by taking a ride on the Cable Car from Harbourfront Tower.

Located 100m above sea level of Faber Peak Singapore, this hilltop sanctuary offers Western fare, cocktails and curated beverages. The all-day dining menu has selections that includes delectable starters, entrees and desserts created by Executive Chef Kenny Yeo. Chef Kenny has more than three decades of culinary experience from stints at Le Centenaire (Michelin 3-Star Hotel in France) and the French kitchen of JQ Concepts Pte Ltd in Taipei. He is also the brainchild of the European tapas menu at the Dusk Restaurant & Bar, a sister restaurant located at Faber Peak.

———————————————-                ABOUT THE DESIGN              

Staying true to its garden dining concept, Arbora’s interior decor is designed to allow the natural surroundings to take centre stage. By the koi pond, a 13 by 3-metre lush foliage feature wall provides a visual anchor to the restaurant that doubles as a gram-able photo backdrop.

Arbora can cater up to 160 guests: 40 indoors and 120 alfresco and is open for private bookings. The alfresco space adjacent to the sheltered dining area is flanked by a heart-shaped tree and a Bell of Happiness, which makes it especially appealing as a wedding venue. 

————————————————-ABOUT THE FOOD

The menu caters to all-day casual dining with a selection of Western favourites. Guests can expect some twists in Chef Kenny’s creations. The food menu consists of 40 items in total, comprising 10 snacks, 4 salads, 17 mains, 5 desserts and 4 kids’ options. Prices start at S$8.50 for snacks and S$18 for mains.

Arbora is also a great choice for communal dining as the menu includes value sets for 2, 4 and 6 guests: S$75 for 2 persons for 1 snack, 2 mains and 1 dessert; S$140 for 4 persons comprising 2 snacks, 4 mains and 2 desserts; and S$200 for 6 persons that includes 3 snacks, 6 mains and 3 desserts.

Some of Chef Kenny’s highly recommended dishes

WILD MUSHROOM SALAD (S$14++)

Mushroom lovers will certainty relish this dish which features four varieties sautéed to perfection fungi: porcini, black, button and portobello.

BRAISED BEEF CHEEK (S$36++)

The meat is marinated for at least eight hours with port wine to yield a sweet flavour, then braised with red and port wine before serving.

RACK OF LAMB (S$36++)

Instead of mint jelly, Chef Kenny uses prune juice mixed with bell pepper and lemon to create a special sauce for the lamb chops. Black prunes are soaked overnight in red wine and flattened with a spoon for chunky finish. Sweet, sour and fruity, the sauce enhances the intense flavor of this Australia sourced lamb.

SMOKED DUCK MUSHROOM RAGOUT (S$22++)

A fan of duck meat, pan-searing is Chef Kenny’s favourite style as it gives a savoury and robust flavor to the meat, which balanced nicely with the cream sauce.

FISHERMAN’S STEW (S$42++)

This stew is a simmering pot of seafood cooked in tomato and shell fish stock. Chef Kenny adds baby abalones, which had been slow cooked for a more tender bite, while the mussels are sourced from Australia and is one of the best in the world.

———————————————            ABOUT THE DRINKS

Arbora offers a variety of refreshing drinks that will surely spoil the guests with choices. From fresh-pressed juices, craft beers to botanical-inspired cocktails, Arbora is an ideal place to hang out for the health-conscious, as well as craft beer lovers and cocktail connoisseurs.

Some of Arbora’s Signature Drinks

BOTANIC ZEST (S$15++)

Roku Gin, honey, fresh ginger. juniper berry with tonic chaser

HONEY SPICE (S$15++)

Pernod, Triple Sec with fresh lime and honey, spiced up with star anise and kaffir lime leaves

TROPIKALE (S$12++)

Skinned off fresh pineapple, kale leaves and green apple

ANTI.OXIDANT (S$10++)

Beetroot. garden greens, orange and strawberry

SUNKISSED QUENCHER (S$12++)

Freshly squeezed watermelon and fresh lime

To highlight, Arbora offers small batches of locally produced Lager, Summer Ale and American Pale Ale with no preservatives (all S$12++).

Unlike mass produced versions, the Craft Lager is less carbonated and is less bitter, which makes it an instant crowd pleaser throughout the day. The Summer Ale is malty with a hint of floral aroma, while the American Pale Ale possesses more body brought by its roasted malt flavor and a tinge of spice. Arbora plans to introduce new variations of craft beers in the future.

ARBORA CRAFT BEERS (S$12++ each) Lager, Summer Ale and American Pale Ale. Locally produced with no preservatives

OPENING PROMOTIONS

To celebrate the opening of Arbora, the restaurant is offering a complimentary snack or salad to diners who order any two mains from the menu. On top of that, diners can also take this opportunity to try the signature Arbora craft beers at a promotional price of S$30++ for 3 bottles (U.P. S$36++).

Visit www.onefabergroup.com/arbora to find out more details on the promotions.

ARBORA
109 Mount Faber Road,
Faber Peak,S099203
Tel: (+65) 6377 9688
They operate daily from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. 

make NEW MOON Health & Beauty Collagen Peptide your Holy Grail

New Moon Health & Beauty Collagen Peptide is yummy and comes in varieties!

New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen Drink
Ultimate Formula for Firm, Radiant and Youthful Skin

New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen Drink is a premium ‘Made in Japan’ collagen drink, 100% formulated by New Moon research and product development team.

Each bottle contains 13,000mg of collagen peptide to maintain a firm and youthful complexion. It also promotes a brighter and more even skin tone, featuring Maqui berry extract known for its anti-ageing properties.

Drink a bottle of this goodness before heading to bed and you’ll wake up to improved skin.

Key product benefits:
1. Collagen Peptide dosage – 13,000 mg
2. Glutathione – promotes whitening, brighten skin tone for a radiant complexion
3. Ceramide and Hyaluronic Acid – anti aging with moisturizing effect
4. Maqui Berry extract – anti-aging properties
5. Every bottle is sterilized prior to filling
6. Made, packed in Japan, certified Radiation Free
Recommended intake: 1 bottle daily, chilled or at room temperature. For best results, consume after dinner or before bedtime when the skin’s metabolic rate is most active at this time of the day. Product contains natural fruit extracts which may cause sedimentation.
RSP: $79

New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen Powder Nourishes & Brightens for a Supple and Radiant Complexion

New Moon Inner Radiance Powder is a premium ‘Made in Japan’ collagen powder that is low in calorie and contains 0% sugar and fat. Packed with a refreshing flavour of fruity taste, it also contains one of the highest collagen content at 5,460mg, anti-aging and brightening properties.

New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen Powder nourishes and brightens skin for a supple and radiant complexion. Formulated and manufactured in Japan with high collagen content, low in calories with anti-aging properties aids to rejuvenate and enliven skin for a luminous complexion.

Key product benefits:
1. Collagen Peptide dosage – 5,460 mg
2. Glutathione – promotes whitening, brighten skin tone for a radiant complexion
3. Ceramide and Hyaluronic Acid – anti aging with moisturizing effect
4. Lactobacillus aka probiotics – rejuvenates skin by enhancing growth of beneficial bacteria in
the intestines. A balanced microflora in the intestines will clear up breakouts, for a blemish-
free, radiant skin.
5. Convenient and travel-friendly
6. Made, packed in Japan, certified Radiation Free
Recommended intake: 1 sachet daily (can be consumed with or without water). For best results, consume after dinner or before bedtime when the skin’s metabolic rate is most active at this time of the day.
**Note that Collagen powder contains high amounts of Vitamin C that will be destroyed at high temperatures >75 ̊C.
RSP: $59

New Moon Superior Bird’s Nest with Collagen & Rock Sugar is made from superior grade 100% genuine bird’s nest. It is an ideal food supplement for all ages. Collagen is added to boost regeneration of healthy skin cells, improves elasticity and promotes healthier radiant skin.

New Moon Superior Bird’s Nest with Collagen & Rock Sugar is prepared according to traditional simmering process under modern and strictly controlled methods. It can be consumed directly from the bottle, chilled or warmed, according to individual preference.

Key product benefits:
1. 100% genuine bird’s nest with collagen
2. Rich in Epidermal Growth Factor (EFG) - makes the skin supple by combating wrinkles and
sagging skin
3. High Content of Calcium and Iron Minerals – to build and maintain strong bones and teeth,
as well as improve blood quality and increase resistance to diseas and stress
4. 18 Amino Acids – enhance the rebirth of cells, reinforce the immune system, restore energy
and stamina, and boost heart functions 
Recommended intake: 1 bottle daily, chilled or at room temperature. For best results, consume after dinner or before bedtime when the skin’s metabolic rate is most active at this time of the day.
RSP: $49.90

Facts about Collagen

Collagen is made up of a triple helical structure in the extracellular matrix. The most abundant form of protein in the human body, it makes up 75% of our skin and is therefore the key component towards supple and healthy radiant skin.

An important protein that forms the basic structure of skin, hair, blood vessels, cartilage and bones in the human body, collagen is essential for skin suppleness and moisture retention to maintain skin elasticity and radiance. Our body loses collagen after the age of 25 and daily replenishment is required to ensure that skin is kept healthy and youthful.

There are various sources (fish, beef, pork, chicken) where collagen may be extracted from. Clinical studies showed that fish skin and scales contain higher amounts of collagen with higher bioavailability in body than collagen from other animal sources. Fish collagen is also proven to have higher efficacy than other forms of collagen. Collagen extracted from fish scale has a higher degree of purity and is less affected by animal diseases/infections like bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease).

Collagen peptides are small bioactive peptides obtained by breaking down of the molecular bonds between individual collagen strands to peptides.

New Moon uses only high-quality Fish Collagen Peptide for all collagen products. The smaller collagen molecules is known for better absorption by the body as compared to normal, bigger collagen molecules which cannot be easily digested and absorbed.

Collagen is an important constituent of connective tissues within the body. Skin, joints and hair all contain collagen. Regular supplementation of collagen sees benefits to the abovementioned parts of the body and retards aging of the body.

Take these regularly and be beautiful!

Experienced Natural Results with Celevenus

Lacking vibrancy in my appearance? Celevenus is here to help me!

I get to know Celevenus through Instagram and apparently, Celevenus is very popular with many beauty and lifestyle bloggers. I have read pretty good reviews on their hospitality and services and is delighted to start my beauty journey with them.

CELEVENUS IS LOCATED AT NGEE ANN CITY TOWER B

Despite having a beauty regimen, there is something that skincare and diet cannot help; the lost of volume on facial muscles due to aging or lost of weight. This is where a professional aesthetic doctor is needed to improve my appearance.

ONE OF THE TREATMENT ROOM

Dr Dylan Chau, the doctor at Celevenus diagnosed my face with care and understanding my area of concerns. He then suggested I can give Sculptra a try since I’m looking for a naturally enhanced look that is less frail looking and that my dark eye circles can be lighten. Sculptra is a kind of collagen stimulating medicine that triggers the body to produce its own collagen naturally, otherwise known as ‘The Liquid Facelift’.

Since Sculptra works by replacing lost collagen using the body’s very own collagen stimulation process, the result is not instantaneously like what a filler can do but is known to be longer lasting.

THE FRIENDLY THERAPIST DOING CLEANSING ON ME FOR PRE SCULPTRA

You can wear your make up and pop by for your treatment to suit your schedule because the therapist will do a good cleansing and removal of make up for you. Great service!

APPLYING THE NUMBING CREAM

I was brought to a comfortable room where the therapist cleansed my skin & applied a good amount of numbing cream. A good 30 mins of numbing is anticipated since Sculptra involves multiple injections at area of concerns.

GETTING READY FOR SCULPTRA (pictures taken in Apr 18, my first Sculptra treatment)

Dr Dylan used a white wax pencil and started marking on the areas he thinks should be filled for attaining a fuller, youthful appearance. After the markings, he checked to ensure I’m happy with what he is doing before proceeding with the injections.

HOW SCULPTRA WORKS?

As I aged, there is volume loss in the internal facial tissues such as the loss of bone density in skull, loss of collagen and muscle tissues, as well as fat resorption.

As a result, my skin sags & become droopy. Folds at the cheeks, tear trough, laugh lines and corners of the mouth became more prominent. There is also slight development of fine wrinkles for me.

Sculptra helps to replace & reinforce the skin’s collagen structure within the deep dermis. This reinforced collagen structure provides a foundation that gradually restores the fullness of my facial contour which in term smooths out shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds that has been depleted over time.

WHY CHOOSE DR DYLAN CHAU?

Because he is nice and charismatic. Of course not just these but also because you will be in good hands under him.

  1. Dr Dylan Chau is the trainer of Sculptra
  2. Dr Chau has over 10 years of hands-on experience in Sculptra, he is one of the pioneers in this procedure ever since its launch in Singapore.
  3. Dr Chau is also the Key Opinion Leader (KOL) for Sculptra.

THE PROCEDURES

Sculptra is injected into the skin. The number of injections per treatment session will vary depending on the degree of correction and Dr Dylan’s decision of what is right for us. For mine, it was a 3 sessions course.

A topical anesthetic will be applied and you may experience injection site discomfort in the treatment process. However, this varies from person to person and you should not receive treatment if you have an active infection or skin inflammation near the planned injection site.

After each treatment session, I experienced slight swelling, which can give me a preview of how I may look once my shallowness is filled. The swelling on average subsides within a few days and the wrinkles will temporarily reappear as the gradual process of collagen replacement continues.

RIGHT AFTER SCULPTRA (pictures taken in Jun 18, 2nd session of Sculptra)

Following an average of three treatment sessions over a few months as what Dr Dylan recommended for me can produce a more natural, younger looking appearance that is potentially long lasting. During the course of treatment, Dr Dylan may adjust your treatment plan to help you reveal a natural-looking appearance that’s uniquely yours too.

TIPS & THINGS TO TAKE NOTE

Some patients may experience injection site pain, redness, bruising, bleeding, itching, or swelling. Other side effects may include the delayed development of non-visible, small bumps under the skin sometimes noticeable when pressing on the treated area.

It is better that you can take SinEcch a week before your procedure to reduce the side effects . This is not necessary but can be an aid for someone who is  prone to bruising.

Also, try to stop your skin supplements including fish oil as they have blood thinning effect. When you blood is thinner, you will bleed a little more during the treatment.

AFTERCARE (MASSAGING BY THE THERAPIST)

After each treatment session with Sculptra, give yourself a good but gentle facial massage. This easy step will let you achieve better result with Sculptra if you are disciplined with it. Massage the treated area for 5 minutes 5 times a day for 5 days after treatment is highly recommended by Dr Dylan.

MY RESULT AFTER 3 SESSIONS OF SCULPTRA IN 5 MONTHS (Apr to Sept 18)

The result? A refined, more youthful looking appearance over time that are potentially long lasting. Look at my eyes area, temple and laugh lines! These are something that cannot be digitally enhanced but only with the help of Sculptra.

ON MY FINAL THOUGHTS

With my 3 sessions of Sculptra at Celevenus, I must say it does work!

The work of Sculptra is so natural but noticeable, I get compliments for looking better in appearance rather than I look unnaturally beautiful (this could happen with traditional fillers). The final result from my 3rd session of Sculptra done in Sept 18 needs another 3 months to take effect but I’m already very happy with the result I have gotten till date.

The downpoint of Sculptra? It is a little priceier than normal fillers and it took longer to cultivate the result. But with a final beauty look that is more natural and long lasting, Sculptra definitely have my vote. Considering myself as a foodie and beauty blogger who is constantly on the go without proper rest (I sleep like 3 hours daily) and diet (I eat all sorts of food 24/7), the beauty and plumping effect of Sculptra seemed to be good already.

Maintenance is the key of success for anything that works, so if you have gotten the result you wanted, try to adopt a healthier lifestyle to sustain your new beauty look.

If you have any enquiry or want my in-depth sharing, feel free to email me at hazeltree85@yahoo.com else contact Celevenus Aesthetic so that Dr Dylan and team can advise you further.

Celevenus Wellness & Aesthetics 

391B Orchard Road # 16-03/04

Ngee Ann City Tower B

S238874

Mon - Fri 10-6pm

Sat 11-2 pm

📞 6410 9621

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Chui Huay Lim Teochew Cuisine on Keng Lee Road in Singapore Turns 7!

If you love authentic Teochew Cuisine, you will definitely have to check out Chui Huay Lim Teochew Cuisine on Keng Lee Road in addition to their limited edition menu.

Opened in 2011, Chui Huay Lim Teochew Cuisine is well-known for its authentic Teochew delicacies prepared with only the freshest ingredients and skilfully executed by its expert team of chefs. Located within the historical 170-year-old Chui Huay Lim Club on Keng Lee Road in Singapore, the restaurant pays tribute to Teochew culinary tradition and prides itself in presenting true blue dishes ranging from unassuming classics to exquisite specialties.
Chui Huay Lim Teochew Cuisine is a dining concept by JUMBO Group of Restaurants.

They recommended diners to start the meal with Tie Guan Yin Tea to whet the appetite and Oo Long Tea to cleanse the palate after the meal. This gesture is really thoughtful and enhances the meal.

The limited edition menu of seven a la carte Chef-recommended delicacies will be available on top of the restaurant’s regular menu as part of the 7th anniversary celebration! Skilfully prepared by the team of experienced chefs, these specialties include time- honoured dishes as well as unique takes on popular favorites. Some of the highlights include:

Crispy Fried Pork Belly and Water Chestnut Rolls Tossed in Sweet & Sour Sauce (潮式酸甜裹肉) is a heritage dish comprises marinated minced pork belly and crunchy water chestnut wrapped with pig’s caul fat – a truly traditional way of preparation. The rolls are first steamed to seal the flavours and moisture, then deep- fried to a golden brown before being glazed in a sweet and sour sauce. This is priced at $18, $27 and $36 for small, medium and large portions respectively.

Homemade Fish Balls and Fish Cake Braised with ‘Tianjin’ Cabbage in Superior Broth (潮州鱼丸鱼饼绍菜煲). Yellow eels; prized for their sweet flesh, are used in these handcrafted fish balls and fish cakes. Tianjin cabbage adds a comforting sweetness to the superior broth; rendered from hours of simmering chicken and pork bones. This is priced at $22, $33 and $44 for small, medium and large portions respectively.

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SIGNATURES AT CHUI HUAY LIM TEOCHEW CUISINE
Along with the celebratory dishes, diners can also indulge in a tempting variety of authentic Teochew specialties that Chui Huay Lim Teochew Cuisine has become synonymous with.
The Chui Huay Lim Teochew Cuisine Classic Platter ($58 for six pax, $98 for ten pax) is a curated selection of starters such as Braised Duck, Deep Fried ‘Ngoh Hiang’, Deep Fried Liver Rolls; made with minced pig and chicken liver, yam and water chestnut wrapped in beancurd skin, and Pig Trotter Terrine – a collagen-rich, time-honoured delicacy which requires meticulous preparation where pig skin is slow-cooked in superior stock till tender.

Other specialties include Teochew Oyster Omelette ‘Gooey style’ ($22 per portion); plump oysters pan-fried with eggs and a tapioca starch slurry and cooked until just set; rendering a soft centre with crisp surface and edges, Teochew Fried Kway Teow with Diced Kai Lan ($18 for small, $27 for medium, $36 for large) which is redolent of ‘wok hei’, or the breath of the wok, and the quintessential Teochew desserts of Sweet Yam Paste with Pumpkin and Gingko Nuts and ‘Tau Suan’ with Gingko Nuts ($5.20/person for both).

RETURN VOUCHER PROMOTION
As part of the anniversary specials till 30 November, diners at Chui Huay Lim Teochew Cuisine will also receive a $10 return voucher for every $100 spent in a single bill.
*All prices quoted are subject to service charge and prevailing GST. Terms and conditions apply for the return voucher promotion.

OUTLET INFORMATION
190 Keng Lee Road, #01-02, Chui Huay Lim Club, Singapore 308409
Mon-Thu:
12 – 3pm (Lunch),
6 – 11pm (Dinner)
Fri-Sun, PH:
1130am – 3pm (Lunch),
530 – 11pm (Dinner)
Tel: 6732 3637
www.chlteochewcuisine.com

LUCCA VUDOR is a different kind of shoe company

Founded by three brothers, they answered a question we have been asking: How do I find the perfect pair?

The answer is Cureate, an unique approach to shoemaking that invites women to collaborate on aspects of the design process to achieve the right balance of comfort and style. And our feet can really live happily ever after.

LUCCA VUDOR is the go-to footwear for the shoe-lover who values comfort above all else. Focusing on fit and comfort, without compromising on style, their shoes are crafted from the finest calfskin leather that conforms to the shape of our feet for a comfortable fit. The contoured in-soles lined with plush lambskin gently cushion our feet and the generous toe boxes is love!

Inspired by elegant Italian craftsmanship, their unique and timeless designs come in exquisite finishings in an array of rich colours. We should wear LUCCA VUDOR everyday, everytime when possible since they have wide ranges of shoes, from flats to heels to boots and many others.

Every shoes has it’s own style and uniqueness and the ones from LUCCA VUDOR are beautiful and comfortable in every way.
Find LUCCA VUDOR at the followings:

Suntec City, Beauty World Centre, I12 Katong,100AM Mall and Takashimaya Department Store.

Spice Brasserie of Park Royal Kitchener presents “Gifts of The Sea” Buffet Dinner

Be spoilt for choices, hello seafood lovers!

With an array of fresh seafood dishes every Thursdays to SundaysSpice Brasserie from Park Royal Kitchener takes on a brand new seafood buffet theme with the “Gifts of the Sea” dinner buffet. Featuring an elevated selection of shellfish delights, guests can expect a tank display with live prawns at the show-cooking stations, serving Wok Braised Live “San Har” King Prawns Noodle that features fresh prawns with silky smooth noodles. Another highlight will be the Wok Braised Live “Drunken” King Prawns immersed in Wu Jia Pi Wine. I like this a lot!

The menu also showcases unlimited servings of premium shellfish dishes such as the Homemade Lobster Bao with luxurious lobster meat that resembles a moneybag. The Baked Hokkaido Oyster with delicious Hollandaise sauce as well as Chilled Snow Crab Claw on ice are worth having too.

SO GOOD, WE ALL HEARTED THESE DEEP FRIED LOBSTER BAO.

Other notable dishes include the Nyonya Baked Whole Mackerel Fillet in Chilli Assam Sauce that is available at the live station, Steamed Bamboo Clam with Minced Garlic Chili Lime and Crab Bee Hoon on the buffet line.

The mainstays are their signature crabs in popular flavours such as the Authentic Singapore Chili, Black Pepper, must-have Salted Egg sauce and Pumpkin served with deep-fried chinese bun mantou.

LOOK AT THE AMOUNT OF CRABS ON MY PLATE 😋 

Complementing the spread is a selection of appetizers over at the seafood on ice counter, sashimi and sushi at the Japanese corner, a variety of hot Asian and International dishes and finally some luscious desserts to end the feast on a sweet note.

Priced at SGD65 per adult and SGD32.50 per child, this promotion is available only for dinner from Thursdays to Sundays, on eve of and on Public Holidays. UOB card holders enjoy 20% savings off total bill.

DESSERTS ARE MUST!

Spice Brasserie also serves up Daily Peranakan Lunch Buffet and Nostalgic Teochew Porridge Dinner Buffet on Mondays to Wednesdays.

PORRIDGE BUFFET AT HERE IS LOVE TOO!

Spice Brasserie at Park Royal Kitchener Road

181 Kitchener Road
Singapore 208533

For more information or reservation, call 6428 3160 or email spicebrasserie.prskt@parkroyalhotels.com.