2016 "Never Too Late" Resolutions posted by

Hello. How did January pass by so quickly. I'm still feeling the new year vibe!!! Except it's most probably Chinese New Year vibes lol. The transition from one year to another is always confusing for me. Like when i was in Primary / Secondary school, i would take a long time (like 2 months) to transit into writing the year on my worksheet and homework as the new year.

Yes. 我是一个很难放下的人 LOLOL!!!

In any case, every year i'd do a New Year Resolution and of course i have to do one for 2016 cox this year is extra special cox i start it AFRESH with a plus one in my own little family =D

With a new life in the household, there's a lot of new hopes, and new directions. Not everyone can understand that but it's okay, i no longer need them to =) They can bring the fire to me. Please do. Then i'd explode like the dynamite i am. And everyone can die happily ever after =)))

But hey hey~!!! Let's only talk about the things to look forward to!!! =DDD

In 2016 these are some of the things i look forward to be..

- To be a more patient person
I am trying soooooo harddddd!!! But people are very persistent in trying to piss me off!!! So i could either wish for my life to be rid of xiao ren which is highly unlikely cox even friends can turn out to be foes in years.. Even lovers can change. So i only wish for myself to be more patient with myself and with the situations. Also to be a more patient sister, wife, mother, daughter and friend to my loved ones..

- Be free
Just wanna be me and be free. Free from lies, free from people i can never ever trust again, free from people who drain every bit of positive energy out of me. For these reasons that matters to me, i will never stop standing up for myself. I am not standing against anyone. I am only standing for myself. Cox if i don't, nobody will do that for me. I am standing up for my own freedom.

- Exercise
Ikr. Even i find this shocking. But i wanna start running! We'd find out when is a 吉日 to start! LOL.

- Blog more often
As you can see, already blogging a lot more often since start of the year lol. I really enjoy blogging about my personal update so i'd try as much as i can to blog personal stuff more often! They say do things that makes you happy and you'd do it really well. I think i'm doing good =D

- Build a home
 Where dreams are shared and cherished. And where dreams happen.

- Let my dad go overseas!!!
Us sisters are planning and chipping in for my dad to go enjoy in Taiwan!

- Save more money
I already know this is quite impossible lolol cox of the next resolution lol.

- Bring baby to at least 6 different countries
So far we have February Penang, April Japan, May KL and Bangkok confirmed! Three countries only! Hoping to put Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong in the list!!! But hey, wherever life takes us lolol.

Yup so these are what to look forward to in year 2016!!! =D

Okay it's very late i gtg rest. Tmr CNY eve what the heck. At least my new year resolutions came out before the end of the first month on the lunar calendar LOL.

Shopping Hacks! posted by

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Hello hello!

As a self-proclaimed shopping queen and as a legit budget barbie, i'm here to share with you guys and girls of course, some shopping hacks! On some good deals and how you can save more / spend less / get cash rebates and enjoy the best benefits as you shop!!!

One of my FAVOURITE online shopping sites these days is Rakuten!!!

As you can see they carry the BEST Japanese brands and most of it are going at bundle rate / discounted prices!!!

I love it for it carries such a HUGE variety of products from Japan! From their snacks to electronics, to skincare, to baby essential, FASHION, household products and more..

Basically it has everything (look to the categories on the left~) and i also love it for the GREAT savings and promotion they always have!!!

I've bought numerous outfits and snacks from Rakuten i'd know lol.

And as their member myself, i always receive first-hand news when they have awesome deals and promotions!!! So there you have, first shopping hack..

Sign up for Rakuten’s news so you can get first-hand info on flash sale!!! And receive coupon codes that other people don't know of yet!
Some examples of being a Rakuten member!!! And the best thing is you can join FOR FREE! SIGN UP HERE QUICK~ If i can get the most number of sign-ups, the first 50 readers who signed up with the link i provided will enjoy a total of 100,000 Rakuten Super Point!!! That's $1000 worth of Rakuten Super Points (RSP)!!! Even if all 50 of you get it, each will at least have $20 worth of free RSP for y'all to buy something you want for FREE~ =D

Also subscribe to your favourite shop on Rakuten as sometimes the shops will directly inform you when there are new arrivals or promotions. Circled for you to see where you can subscribe to each Rakuten shop! MY FAVOURITEST SHOP ON RAKUTEN HAS TO BE TOKI CHOI
Me and my girlfriends are OBSESSED about Toki Choi. A lot of my clothes are all bought from Toki Choi...... WHEN THEY HAVE 50% STOREWIDE SALE!!!!! So a lot of my tops and dresses (quality damnnn good somemore!!!) are from Toki Choi!!! And i bought them all at 50% discount at about $5 - $10 lol. I already know i am going to regret sharing this LOL.

Btw noticed below each item you'd see a little point section? Right now it says "5X"..

Becox right now Rakuten is running a 5X Rakuten Super Point!!! This means that you get 5% point rebate for every order made! To break it down, every $1 spent earns you 5 points now. Once you have accumulated 100 points, you can offset $1 off your purchase!!!

Another shopping hack is to..

Look out for Rakuten Big Point day!!!
Sometimes Rakuten will offer up to 40X Rakuten Super Points which means you get 40% rebate in the form of points and this can be offset in the next purchase!!! This is the best way you get amp up your points in the shortest period of time! Remember, once you hit 100 points you get to offset a dollar! You tell me where else de online store got so good one!!!

For EVEN more savings you can go through cashback sites like ebates to earn 5% direct cashback! 5% may not seem to be a lot at one point but the more you buy on Rakuten, the more you save! And the savings = MORE SHOPPING HAHA! =DDD Shopaholics will get it =))) Lol! One more important hack: Every first 7 days of the month, pay via VISA credit card and earn 20% cashback from Ebates. Quick take advantage this before the promotion gets too popular and ends!
Another thing you could look out for are the 1-for-1 deals on Rakuten! Why pay to get one when you can get two? LOLOL #LifeWisdom #WiseQuotes You may like to check out their DEALS CORNER HERE~!!! =D You're welcome!!!

Some cool items that i've sniffed out on Rakuten for you guys! Of course there are more but these are the ones that i am interested in so i'd share with you all! HAHA.

Stokke Chairs @ only $299 (23% OFF!!!)

SKII products (28% off!!!!!)

Nissho: Unique Scandinavian furniture and household products at affordable prices PLUS 20% OFF!

Special shoutout for Nissho cox i loveeeee the things they sell!!!
Now everyone can stop asking me where i get my pretty wood plates for #MerelyFood =) Lol.
For those who have yet to try Snaffles cheesecakes, you don't know what you've been missing! These fluffy and moist cheesecakes are soooo light you can eat 10 but so rich in taste you can't stop T.T And you can get them on Rakuten at a discount! Discount of which you can hardly see at the Snaffles stores! Plus you earn Rakuten Super Points so double yay!

Many times things like that you have to share with your friends and family, right. Cannot just buy one small box and make yourself happy only lolol. And it's okay becox sharing is caring (although not for me becox nobody touches my Snaffles cheesecakes =))) LOL) haha!

But hey good news is sometimes the more you buy on Rakuten, the cheaper it gets!!! And that's how bundle deals works right! So gather your friends, stand united, keep calm and shop on Rakuten LOL.

Shop in bulk on Rakuten to enjoy EVEN more savings! Time for me to make more friends lol. Friends who won't touch my Snaffles cheesecakes. Friends whom when offered, they will politely say no even if they wanna say yes =) HAHAHA. Forget it right? I'm never gonna have friends LOL.

But seriously though, gather your friends to buy items in bulk especially when most of the Japanese shops on Rakuten sell in big quantity! For example for things like ramen, miso soup, rice seasoning, diapers, mineral water etc.

Look out for saver packs on Rakuten for example if you're a fan of the highly raved Meiji Collagen! Here's an attractive bundle where you save almost $100 when you buy 3!!!!!!! Gather everyone~!!! Hahaha!

Another shopping hack that i believe most people already know.. KEEP SHOPPING.. ONLINE!!! With Rakuten!!! =D

There's so much promotion going on especially on Rakuten and with FREE SHIPPING (above $60) i don't see why you have to go out and lug some big items back! The more you shop with Rakuten, the more points you earn! Which means the less you'd have to pay on shopping becox you can use the points to offset your payment! It's a GOOD VICIOUS CYCLE to make us shop more, save more lol.

Keep buying your item online to accumulate Rakuten Super Points to become a Gold member. Gold members get special perks and secret coupons mailed to them periodically =OOO I WANNA BE A GOLD MEMBER!!!

You may also look out for payment discounts where Rakuten has special partnerships with banks and credit card companies. For example Mastercard Tuesdays!

Alright! Shop strong, you guys.

Have fun on Rakuten, you can never finish browsing their sites =)

Also remember to join the #rakutenangpaogiveaway contest by just signing up on Rakuten! First 50 readers who signed up with the link i provided will enjoy a total of 100,000 Rakuten Super Point!!! That's $1000 worth of Rakuten Super Points (RSP)!! Good luck!

Oh one last thing.

Enjoy $5 off with minimum of $20 spent using "QIUQIUCNY5" =DDD Love Rakuten for being sooooo generous!!! Coupon code is valid from now til 29th Feb 1159pm!
Only on www.rakuten.com.sg

Parallel eyelid, facelift, filler and double-chin liposuction - QiuQiu posted by

Continuing from my post about my awesome possum beauty and medical agent Claire @ BeautiqueKorea, here's the procedure of my surgeries at Banobagi!

If you have any questions you may direct them to Claire. Cox she was the one who took care of me and liaise everything with the doctors and also translate for me T.T Thank you Claire!

Beautique Korea email is beautiquekorea@gmail.com and their Instagram is @beautiquekorea
You may also whatsapp her at +82-1035533669 ^.^

HERE'S ONE TO START THE POST!!! Forever grateful to Dr Lee @ Banobagi!!! COX HE GAVE ME PARALLEL EYELIDS T____T THANK YOU~~ Hahaha. More below~

Top two doctors out of the four that rein Banobagi are the ones who did the surgeries for me! Doctor Ban (Top Left) and Doctor Lee (Top Right)! They are all highly reputable in their respective fields and have helped many guys and girls achieve their desired faces, bodies and dreams.. =)
Doctor Ban voted in Good Doctor Best Clinic publication! These days with so many clinics and doctors out there and with most of them serving clients from overseas, how do people who have no better knowledge know who to trust right? So here's a guide made by professionals and people who have experienced their services. A guide you can reference and trust!
Proud to say that Dr Ban, the doctor Claire arranged for me is listed in the guide! =D Dr Ban is also the director of Banobagi so i think i am in very good hands!! He is doing face-lift and double-chin liposuction and filler for my face!!! So here he is examining my face to see if it's suitable or not first!

What i want to do with Dr Ban is

- Face lift to lift my saggy lower cheeks from gaining 35kg from pregnancy and have my facial skin sag untillll

- Slimming and firming facial injection - This will be super effective for people with too much "Baby fats" on their face, or for middle age ladies and man.. A simple injection for mummy for Mothers' Day maybe?! Trip to Korea + slim face injection. Someone tell my baby i would appreciate that a lot as a mother lol.

- Double-chin liposuction - These are super stubborn fats and there's no exercise to get rid of it!

- 2 years filler on my forehead (Although i regretted not going for the 10 years filler cox Dr Ban is FAMOUS for it and a lottttt of people fill up his schedule just to ask him to do the 10 year filler T.T Cox he's really good with proportions and facial features softening techniques and manipulation to make you look younger and make your face look less haggard and tired!!! I WANNA GO DO TEN YEAR FILLER NEXT PLEASE!!! T.T), nose bridge and laughline add-on on top of my implants LOL. Actually my implants done previously helped me a lot liao but still, more is more LOL. I didn't think it would make any more differences but it does! Will share more the next time!

Dr Ban advising me about how the slimming and firming injection would further enhance the facelift and achieve a small, firm and youthful face from all directions!!!

Dr Lee who did my double eyelid surgery!!! I mean PARALLEL EYELID SURGERY HAHA!
*showoff* Hahaha.

He was very realistic and told me not everyone can achieve the parallel eyelid result especially since i am a tapered to start with and i don't wanna cut my eyelids!

So he suggested the stitch method for higher chance to achieve parallel and the recovery for stitch method is much much faster and simpler than cut method so of course i go with it!!! =D

I don't wanna sound like a bad influence cox i believe good things must share, a lot of my own friends and friend's friends and colleagues have decided to go get parallel eyelids with Dr Lee after seeing my results. So you know you're going to someone who can be truthful and realistic with you to keep your expectation in check!

I went in only wanting to get rid of my inner-mono lids. And Doctor Lee managed my expectations very well becox for sure i can bid good bye to inner-mono lids but parallel eyelids he never once promised me LOL.

But i end up with what i actually wanted (parallel eyelid!!!) so i am very very happy!

Then to the skin dermatologist centre to examine our skin!
Korea is famous for their advance skin laser and skin treatment techniques you all should know by now! Claire arranged for us to do a little pampering session after our surgery the next few days! =D
Never see before people so happy to have their skin magnified and examined one. Lolol. This Yutaki damn proud of his perfect skin or what lolol.

Day of the surgery

Final consultation with Dr Lee. What i love about reputable clinics is, they make sure they fully understand what you want, and they make sure they advise you accordingly for best results..
Final consultation before surgery, with Dr Ban.. =)
Ready to go and look even better haha.
Josh took this after i came out of surgery.

Everything i did this time round doesn't look so invasive at all hor hahaha.

You see, i settle the big tickets first, small tickets easy peasy hahah.

But one thing though, who would have guessed it's the small tickets surgery like double eyelid surgery that makes me look instantly chioer wtf. It's like nobody cared that i have my facial bones filed off to look younger and softer and more chio what the heck.

I think cox they see me photoshop my face smaller all the time they couldn't tell the difference in pictures although the difference in videos is HUGE! But changes with double eyelids are so big =D

Everyone say i look so much prettier sigh with parallel eyelids~ HAHA.

Stayed for one night cox i did the face lift! That one cuts to the side of my temple a little so better to stay one night =D

I have to say.. That night i really realise i love Yutaki so much as a friend O.O

The past three times i went for surgeries, i would only pray and pray for my own recovery.

But the one night i spent in the ward with him on the other bed i really prayed so hard for him to feel better. I even say it's okay if you need to exchange a little time between us for me to recover slower. It's not that i am noble or what but it's just it really mades me so upset to see someone close to you actually on the recovery bed.

I think it must have hurt Josh when i was in the recovery bed the last round when i did the major surgeries. He told me he teared up a little bit cox he say it looks like i'm in pain. Although i really wasn't lah. I was in a lot of discomfort but no pain lol.

So anyway me and Yutaki spent the dawn walking around the warding bay to improve blood circulation and to reduce swelling but mainly to walk off his fever T.T

It's an experience and feeling i never wanna forget where you just want the other person to be better so you will feel better. So from this one night we have sworn to become blood siblings LOL.

Next day, i am feeling all good again. Though i must let you know first that the facelift will cause you soreness (cox got cut and sew ma, it's very natural there will be tenderness at the wound) sensation for about 2 weeks at least.
Leaving the hospital the day after surgery! =D Look which sunshine is here to receive her babies - CLAIRE~! All of us rebrand and repackaged hahaha! Except Rikeru who just arrived in Korea for consultation! =D
Banobagi and Claire prepared these kamsum pumpkin juice to reduce swelling for us =)))
1 day later we go back for check up =D And of course Claire was there with us to facilitate us! =D Passed Meredith to here to help carry for one second and this makes the two cutest faces in a picture!
Showing Rikeru the super crazy tranformation Banobagi did for their patients =OOO
Removing the dressing and cleaning the wound! I look ridiculous with the hair that the doctors kept for me to look normal so that no one could tell where's the opening even during my recovery!
See it looks like that. Haha. BTW THIS IS SOMETHING YOU MUST MUST MUST ASK CLAIRE TO ARRANGE FOR YOU!!!!!! It's like a oxygen + pressure cabin where you go and your swelling will reduce by sooooooo much!!! I love it so much i asked Claire to arrange for me again!!!
You just go in, relax and use your phone. And come out visibly less swollen!!!!!!
Messy hair don't care. Just wanna show you how much i've deswelled with the oxygen cabin!
Off to Banobagi Dermatologist Centre for facial and skin pampering!
With very advance machine and techniques, they manage to give me soft and smooth skin and get rid of most of my white and blackheads and millia seeds!
One last picture with my favouritest Doctor, Doctor Lee who made me angelababy LOL.
And one with legendary Doctor Ban who gave me a smaller face than i could ever asked for and for the awesome filler!!!!! I wanna go back for the ten years after this two years one fades off!!! =D

And of course nor forgetting everyone's favourite Claire =))) Who help us translate and took care of our whole journey and bring us so much smiles and sunshine through out =)))

She can give you advice and first-stage consult if you need advice and have enquiries on who what where how of the different surgeries you wanna do and of the prices compare and more of course!

Claire is from Beautique Korea and you may email her at beautiquekorea@gmail.com and their Instagram is @beautiquekorea You may also whatsapp her at +82-1035533669 ^.^

Will post up my recovery pictures soon!!! But i'm sure you've already seen it all on my instagram lah ahahah. Not very nice if i keep showing off right LOL.

Little Lzzie matchy matchy for CNY ^.^ posted by

Went to one of the two Lzzie outlet the other day to check out their new Spring collection for CNY with Meredith and i must say i loveeee the matchy matchy outfits!!!

There are many more outfits that we didn't try on so you can visit their website for more choices! =D

The first outfit we tried out! HAHA Meredith look like Josh here somehow!!!
"Er.. No i don't?!" Haha! Yes you do baby! Pretty shoes from Elisa Litz!
Meredith belly please. Lolol. Haha. Love this dress so much cox it's so pretty in baby pink and the collar design is just too apt for CNY =D Not too loud, just enough!
Meredith looking so happy in this look! Haha! We're wearing the same design in different colours!
Laughing at the big sisters behind Lzzie haha! Thank you Lzzie for being such wonderful people to work with all the time!!! =DDD
Meredith agrees haha. Omg this shot damn challenging hahaha. My arm exercise quota hit for one whole year lol.
Cheeky peek haha.
She looks like a mini potato in my arms! Haha.
Last matchy look!
"Better be! I'm a little tired!" Haha.
"What do you mean i have another set to wear?!"
Change out of my pretty Lzzie dress to squat like a labourer to make Meredith smile haha. I think i don't be blogger liao lah, just be 星妈 lol. Bring baby go casting and all. I retire okay lol.
"Thanks, thanks, thank you everyone for the flowers and support!" LOL. Machiam.
"What do you mean i can't eat these flowers?" She kept trying to eat the flowers!!! Baby you rabbit?!
Some of the shots Josh took haha.
Sorry for my baby pictures spam! I've never brought her to a professional studio for shoot yet so just nice the shop decor very nice i opportunist LOLOL.
If you are around Bugis / Clarke Quay Central, remember to check out Lzzie's outlets!!! Exact location on their website!
Always always gonna be a Lzzie supporter cox i mean look at their style!!! Everything is SO PRETTY IN PINK / WHITE / DUSTY PINK / CREAM T.T My favouriteeee!!!
NEED. THIS. PAIR. OF. SHORTS. Perfect for CNY or what!!!!! Pair it with any bright / pastel colour top T.T So casual and preets! BUT SHUCKS THEIR ITEMS RUN OUT SO FAST T.T
Mummies you can see HERE how you can wear matchy-matchy with your mini-me this CNY =D