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13

July

TWENTY

0407 HRS

Weekday Range Night

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A quick, random update today.

If you have followed the entries, you would probably know about my new golf clubs! Have been trying my best to practise as diligently as I can but work has been really hectic so I think I'm starting to get rusty again. ;/

Despite my lack of practice, I must say my stylish-looking Puma Cobra clubs have been pretty forgiving. As mentioned previously, I think the weight and the oversized face are indeed helpful o project high trajectory ball flights – especially for females as we do not possess as much (muscle) strength as the males!

I do really enjoy using my new set of Puma Cobra Clubs and so glad that they are not as bulky nor heavy as my previous clubs because I had such a tough time getting the back-swing right. Well, hope to get the chance soon to bring them to the course to hit some balls and test the degree of forgiveness of these Puma Cobra Clubs!

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The gorgeous clubs!

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Goofing with Brandon the coach and his wife. They had a special guest that week, a little boy who is a family friend and came all the way from Bangkok to learn golf from Brandon!

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In FRONTROW By Klarra's coordinate set for luncheon the other day.

A few more days before I'm heading to Europe for two months and have been really busy with Klarra. Am spending most of my time ensuring that the next batch of designs will be on time and ensuring operations will still move on as per usual even after I'm off for the two months sabbatical, in a way. I suppose I will still be quite active on work with a computer around and I foresee my laptop will be by my side most of the time given that I'll mostly be alone!

Anyway, I've been having restless late nights for the longest time and every other day, I'd probably be outdoors for long hours or running about for meetings for Klarra or blog stuff. Not proud to say that my meals aren't exactly timely nor are they well and I've been neglecting my healthy, skin since… I can't even remember. The past few months haven't been great in fact.. probably three of the most taxing and stressed up months and unknowingly, I might have taken up too many things on my plate… Been getting comments on having tired skin, tired eyes, dark eye rings, tired-everything. Boo, really need to catch up on my sleep debt :(

i guess besides catch up on sleep debt or making sure I use sufficient/right products to keep the skin moisturized and supple but in actual fact, our diet plays a huge part in ensuring good skin! That's when I think we should take note of our food intake and at the same time, seek other means to improve our skin from within. To me, beauty supplements are a way to go and will definitely help to speed up/maintain good skin for the days ahead. With that said, I would like to share an exciting news with you guys!

I recently embarked on a Collagen regime with BRAND'S® and am proud to be the brand ambassador for BRAND’S® InnerShine® Collagen 5000 Powder! A very privileged opportunity to be endorsing BRAND’S® InnerShine® Collagen 5000 Powder and I have always been seeking ways to improve the skin – especially given the past stressful months and this couldn't be more timely! 

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 BRAND’S® InnerShine® Collagen 5000 Powder is BRAND’S® latest creation and it brings together the nature's best 5Cs to nourish the skin for beauty maintenance- namely:
- Collagen
- Vitamin C 
- Green Tea Catechin 
- Rice Ceramide
- Acerola Cherry 

These nutrients are much needed to pamper and nourish our skin from within for healthy and beautiful skin. BRAND’S® InnerShine® Collagen 5000 Powder aims to do that and it is specially formulated to supply the skin essentially with collagen to maintain the suppleness and elasticity!

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I'm happy to know that BRAND’S® InnerShine® Collagen 5000 Powder comes in sachet form, and only sachet form. Did i mention how awesome the slim packaging is? Having the powder packed in such slim sachet is probably one of the best ways to do it and these sachets are absolutely convenient to bring along in my bag or even a clutch. Definitely a convenient and enjoyable ‘beauty from within’ collagen supplement that provides for our skin!

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My pink essentials – and oh yes, very pretty packaging in pink too heh. Just realised I've quite a number of items in my bag that are in the shade of pink. Not a big fan of pink when it comes to clothes but I always think pink is quite a hit for accessories.

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The slim packaging is brilliant and from what I know, the collagen powder is usually stored in tins or tubs whereby one has to weigh and scoop during each intake. But with collagen powder packed in this form, there is no need to manually measure (imagine having to bring the scoop out etc) the intake and you do not need to transfer the powder out to smaller containers etc. You can easily bring along your daily intake (or even a week of intake which do not seem to weigh heavier than my iphone) – which was what I did and conveniently stored them within my makeup pouch!

So as mentioned, I stored sachets with me everywhere I go ever since I started and usually I've have it during lunch or tea breaks.
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It's pretty amazing to know how soluble BRAND’S® InnerShine® Collagen 5000 Powder   is (not too sure if it's that soluble for others, but I was quite surprised by this!). A need to stir it too but the powder was dissolved within seconds and what I liked about it was that it didn't have a fishy taste. Not an expert when it comes to collagen powder, but I tried my friend's collagen powder drink previously and was quite taken aback for the taste. I was actually quite concerned prior to tasting this but I tried it before receiving the entire set and thought it tasted pretty good – more of a cherry taste.

Now that i've mentioned cherries, the BRAND’S® InnerShine® Collagen 5000 Powder is made up of Acerola cherries hence the cherry taste. It's very, very easy to drink and I'm quite sure it goes well with most of my drinks – even just plain water!

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Last but not least,  if you are keen to try out this latest creation by BRAND’S®, do click HERE to find out how you can redeem a complimentary sachet! Alternatively, if you wish to embark on a collagen journey with me, you can purchase the set at an introductory price at S$39 (UPS$46) by shopping HERE.

BRAND’S® InnerShine® Collagen 5000 Powder is available online so you can get the set shipped right to your door step!

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Have just started on this inner-beauty regime with BRAND’S® InnerShine® Collagen 5000 Powder and can't wait to see what it does to my skin – really need a boost! Will be diligently taking it everyday and will be back in a couple of weeks to share the results/experience, so stay tuned!

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It has been 2 years since I've started using 1 • Day ACUVUE® Define™ and it has somehow become one of my cannot-do-without best friends before I head out each time!  

Wearing the lenses has essentially become part of my makeup routine and I might have been too reliant on using the 1 • Day ACUVUE® Define™ beauty enhancement contact lenses – my eyes seem really tired without them. Furthermore, they have proven to be good buddies for my eyes because besides making my eyes look fresh, they rest very comfortably on my eyes and I can easily wear them all day long.

I believe you have heard of the saying that 'the eyes are the windows to the soul' and the eyes are the first thing you notice about a person. It's not just about seeing, but eyes convey/reflect emotions and I suppose plays a big part in our lives. I know I feel more confident looking people in the eye, when my eyes look good – for instance beautifying them by applying mascara to lengthen my lashes and applying eye shadow to make my eyes talk. One of my other secrets is wearing beauty enhancement contact lenses as part of my daily makeup regime, so that my eyes look fresh and sparkly even if I’ve had a late night! 

Previously, I remember having to stay up late at night to prepare for important interviews or meetings, and no matter how hard I’ve try to look poised, my eyes still look tired. Even putting on extra make up or drinking coffee doesn’t work. I’ve realized how this might have created an inaccurate impression to the interviewer, and cost me my dream job! I'm sure many of us have encountered similar situations but that does not mean we can't try to improve the predicament.

Having bigger, brighter eyes are traits of high, positive energy and that's how 1 • Day ACUVUE® Define™ comes into play as well – we get to achieve that, look good and fresh all day, everyday! I especially like the Natural Shine™ variant because of the gold sparkle which makes my eyes really sparkle! Many of my friends are using the exact variant and these lenses have proven to be capable of enhancing the eyes without excessive eye makeup, making the eyes look brighter, bigger and healthier in the most natural way.

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Left: Without • Day ACUVUE® Define™ – tired looking eyes even with make up
Right: With
• Day ACUVUE® Define™ -  ;)

ACUVUE® DEFINE™ is still one of the people's top choices of beauty lenses because it provides both beauty and health. It is  certified with internationally recognized standards of UV protection against UVA and UVB rays. This is highly important because from what I know, not all brands of beauty lenses have met such standards.   Besides this, what's unique about 1 • DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE™ Contact Lenses is that they are equipped with the BEAUTY WRAPPED IN COMFORT™ (BWIC) technology, which aims to protect your your eyes, by ensuring that the colorants are sealed between two thin layers of lenses and will never come into contact with your eyes.


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With this technology in place, we know we can always maintain our eye health at its optimum. :) 

Not only does 1 • Day ACUVUE® Define™ lenses help to enhance eye beauty, they come with  Triple Care to protect our eye health with moisture, oxygen permeability, and internationally recognised standards of UV protection. For us all who are heavily reliant on beauty lenses, this is definitely something we all should know about, and try!  

My journey with ACUVUE® has been amazing and very rewarding so far. They have helped me to freshen up my eyes despite those countless late nights, making me look energetic especially at events, shoots even when I'm feeling absolutely tired. Thank you for being great buddies to my eyes! I foresee this relationship is not going to end anytime soon… *winks 

And if you'd like to try 1 • Day ACUVUE® DEFINE™, visit any Capitol outlets and receive a L'occitane travel set worth $29.30 when you purchase 4 boxes of 1 • Day ACUVUE® DEFINE™! Hurry, While stocks last!

1

July

TWENTY

0407 HRS

Grecians Cook Off

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We had so much fun having a battle of the sexes in a cook off challenge at poot's work place. Two yummy cakes baked by two of our dear friends (yay to tasty, quality, no shortening cream cakes) for pooties and I could see she loved them! Been a while since we had the whole group coming together and suddenly… I do miss those times. Glad pooties organized this and it was a really lovely evening!

Oh yes, theme was Ancient Greek so almost all (opps, I didn't adhere to the theme because I had an event before that but they managed to dig out a random white cloth and luckily I was in a white top). You should totally see the guys' dressing, oh boy, so much skin and for a moment, someone commented they looked like monks cooking. It was SO hilarious!

More below ;)

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Happy Birthday Pooties!

26

June

TWENTY

0206 HRS

Journey in Quotes

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“In the middle of the journey of our life I found myself within a dark woods where the straight way was lost.”

"Life is filled with unanswered questions, but it is the courage to seek those answers that continues to give meaning to life. You can spend your life wallowing in despair, wondering why you were the one who led towards the road strewn with pain, or you can be grateful that you are strong enough to survive it."

“I also believe that when people are going through difficult situations in life… it causes them to search a lot more. They search life and search their soul. When you’re searching, you’re suddenly a lot more open to the world around you, to the possibilities, to things you never thought about before. — When you’re happy, you don’t question the world so much. When you’re lost, you question everything. "

"Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart… live in the question."

"Your visions will become clear only when you look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks insides, awakes."

" If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. Primary reality is within; secondary reality is without."

“Each man had only one genuine vocation – to find the way to himself….His task was to discover his own destiny – not an arbitrary one – and to live it out wholly and resolutely within himself. Everything else was only a would-be existence, an attempt at evasion, a flight back to the ideals of the masses, conformity and fear of one's own inwardness.”

“We make such messes in this life, both accidentally and on purpose. But wiping the surface clean doesn't really make anything any neater. It just masks what is below. It's only when you really dig down deep, go underground, that you can see who you really are.”

"The most introspective of souls are often those that have been hurt the most."

“I have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.”

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"There's a period of life when we swallow a knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside."

“This life is what you make it. No matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends – they'll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything – they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they'll come and go too. I hate to say it, most of them – actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can't give up because if you give up, you'll never find your soulmate. You'll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.”

“Life is painful and messed up. It gets complicated at the worst of times, and sometimes you have no idea where to go or what to do. Lots of times people just let themselves get lost, dropping into a wide open, huge abyss. But that's why we have to keep trying. We have to push through all that hurts us, work past all our memories that are haunting us. Sometimes the things that hurt us are the things that make us strongest. A life without experience, in my opinion, is no life at all. And that's why I tell everyone that, even when it hurts, never stop yourself from living.”

"You're going to meet many people with domineering personalities: the loud, the obnoxious, those that noisily stake their claims in your territory and everywhere else they set foot on. You're going to meet people who assume they know all about you when they are on the other side of the fence. This is the blueprint of a predator. Predators prey on gentleness, peace, calmness, sweetness and any positivity that they sniff out as weakness. Anything that is happy and at peace they mistake for weakness. Anything that is kind and good, they mistake for motive. They will not stop at bringing you down. It's not your job to change nor explain to these people, but to know that calmness does not equate to weakness and peace in the heart is all that matters."

“Because that's the thing about mean people: They make you think that the world will never work, that there are divides that you will fall into if you approach. It takes a whole lot of good people to fill in the breach created by a single mean one.”

“The more kindness and justice are challenged, the more we must embrace them. Only when you are challenged – and only when you challenge yourself – do you discover what truly matters.”

“Sometimes divulging your vulnerabilities without any kind of filter can make you more human, but then again, it can also provide material that can be used against you.”

“The Paradoxical Commandments:

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds. Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway.”

“To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.”

“Living with integrity means: Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.”

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“Sometimes it takes falling apart to see exactly how or what loosened the mortar. Sometimes we find we are responsible for the how & the what. As unpleasant as it is when it happens, one cannot help but appreciate these times for what you learn serves as a beacon. Of course this is only half the battle. Which means you're already half way there.”

“You've got to find yourself first. Everything else'll follow.”

“There's no alternative to being yourself. Accept it, honour it, value it – and get on with it.”

“One of the best times for figuring out who you are & what you really want out of life? Right after a break-up.”

“Just when you think it can't get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can't get any better, it can.”

“If you want to find the trail, if you want to find yourself, you must explore your dreams alone. You must grow at a slow pace in a dark cocoon of loneliness so you can fly like wind, like wings, when you awaken.”

“Every new self-discovery leads you to more wholeness, opens your heart, makes you humble, and a better person to serve and love others."

“To be great, be whole; exclude nothing, exaggerate nothing that is not you. Be whole in everything. Put all you are into the smallest thing you do. So, in each lake, the moon shines with splendor because it blooms up above.”

“Life is about creating yourself.”

“Learn to be brave and adventurous because you’ll never discover your place in the world, if you’re too afraid to leave your own backyard.”

"You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself. "

“Getting lost is just another way of saying 'going exploring.”

“I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.”

"Resolve to be thyself; and know that he who finds himself, loses his misery. "

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

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13th July, Sunday awaits.