Monday, September 30, 2013

Coocci Contemporary Japanese

Hidden inside Commonwealth Crescent Market is this stall...

 Coocci Contemporary Japanese

Most of the dishes were sold out by the time we reached at 2pm as it was a weekend. Dishes like the Smoked Chicken Set and Chicken Roulade (noodle soup). I really want to go back to try those because it's their best sellers!

So here are some of the dishes we ordered...


Tori Nanban. Chicken with tartar sauce. The chicken was crispy outside, moist and juicy inside! So well-cooked!


Tortellini Chicken. It does look like won tons but when Sophia and I had our first bite....WE WENT O.O! Super tasty.

I forgot what this is called. Lol. Anyway you have to mix the egg, kim chi and minced meat together with the rice underneath. It was served piping hot on a stone bowl. Super good. It's really good!

Tori-Kare Udon. This was the only dish that didn't impress me. In fact, i was disappointed cus the udon noodles were not chewy at all. The noodles were boiled in water for too long i guess.


We paid $21 for 4 dishes! So it's around $7/dish? CRAZY CHEAP FOR THE QUALITY OF THE FOOD MAN.

While eating and enjoying the food, i kinda forgot that we were at a hawker centre then got reminded when i began perspiring cus there's no air con. LOL. 

Anyway, it's like having restaurant food at hawker prices. MUST-GO!

Coocci Contemporary Japanese
Commonwealth Crescent Market #02-92
118 Commonwealth Crescent ‎
Singapore 140118

Hours: 12PM-3pm 6PM-9pm
Closed on Mondays


Sunday, September 29, 2013

BottomSlim

As a Blogger, i have a certain image to uphold. Being a girl who eats a lot, it's very important i keep a close eye to my body size to make sure i always look OK because when I look OK I feel good and more confident! Don’t you feel that way too? I don't really need to have a perfect body because having a perfect body means watching my diet and eating very healthily which is something i struggle to do because my love for food is crazy. So as you all know, i do exercise quite a bit to keep the weight off however i still face some problem areas.

My biggest problem area has got to be my thighs, the back of my thighs under my ass. It's like whatever i do, i just cant seem to get rid of fats there. When i jog regularly, i see the rest of my body get smaller and toner but it's just that particular stubborn area which is such a bitch! I've tried ALL KINDS OF EXERCISES on that area but nothing seems to be working. I think squats did help A LIL BIT but still, it isn't even anywhere near how i wish it'll look. I've been patient, i gave it around 1 year + but still, not much improvement. The hardest area to tone are our inner thighs, butt and calves and even with a lot of exercise, it's still not easy to do so! Well, unless you have the time to do it EVERYDAY then yeah but if you don't have that kind of time, BottomSlim will help speed that process up tremendously.

Recently, i was given a chance to try out some treatments at BottomSlim. I've never EVER thought i'd ever visit a place like that however, i decided to give it a try because i've been trying so hard to get rid of fats there.

I visited the City Square Mall Outlet near Farrer Park MRT. If you think the location’s too inconvenient, no worries because they also have outlets at Ngee Ann City, Square 2, Parkway Parade, Nex and even Jurong East to cater to those in the west! It was a really nice place with many rooms and the place was quiet and comfortable. Upon arriving, I was warmly greeted by the friendly staff there and served a cup of hot tea while seated. While getting the treatment done, i actually fell asleep!

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Many asian girls face having a heavier bottom due to sitting down for too long hours. And there are also some girls who face cellulite, stretch marks even when they are stick thin! Such problems are really difficult to get rid of on your own but with the help of professionals, it can be gone! What’s more, Bottomslim is definitely a solution for those who want to maintain their figures yet find it difficult to inculcate exercise habits amongst their daily schedules!

Bottomslim is the pioneer in Singapore in Lower Body Sliming so yes, i am so thankful i went for my 1st treatment there. They specialize in areas such as the tummy, hip, thighs, calves, buttocks and the bane of every girl – cellulite and stretch marks! Their signature treatment is the Signature Tummy, Hip and Thighs Trimmer Treatments.

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Yvonne, the specialist, first went through a detailed lower body analysis to understand my daily lifestyle and habits better, followed by going through a lower body assessment before recommending the treatments for my thighs and explained to me how it works and how it will help to make my thighs toned and slimmer. She was really patient and knowledgeable about what she was doing and I was really HAPPY to know that there’s finally a solution to my frustration all these while!

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Getting my treatment done! I think this was supposed to hurt because she kept asking if i was okay or not....lol! It felt like someone was giving me a deep tissue massage – pain but feels kinda good pain yknow? HAHAHA. But it was also reassuring to hear my therapist constantly checking my comfort level, made me feel really at ease. I hope you girls would feel the same when you get this treatment done. It was to help break down the stubborn fats and "soften" it so when i exercise or whatsoever it'll go away easier.

Then they also did an infrared mask for me to repair the skin and get rid of cellulites and etc!

The results? I’m pleasantly surprised to notice results even though it’s my first treatment! My thighs feel more toned and less flabby which makes all the pain worth it! Definitely going to visit them again for more visible results in my thighs. You girls should try it out too and you’ll know what I mean!


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They have outlets all over Singapore at...
1. Ngee Ann City 391B Orchard Road #05-18
2. City Squre Mall 180 Kitchener Road #B2-33
3. Parkway Parade 80 Marine Parade Road #02-67
4. NEX 23 Serangoon Central #03-31
5. Jurong East 134 Jurong Gateway Road #01-311
6. Square 2 (Novena) 10 Sinaran Drive #03-11/19

Saturday, September 28, 2013

HEI NOIR


Wearing White Flare Sleeve Top from www.HeiNoir.com



hei noir (hei is a chinese character- 黑 and noir, a french word pronounced as 'nwar' ) which means black in english.

we provide a huge range of apparels, from wardrobe staples( tops, bottoms) to 'see-through' outer wear and structured blazer.

this is heinoir's debut collection. so we are having our first giveaway!


instagram
step1: follow @heinoir
step 2: Like and repost
step 3: tag @heinoir and the item you wish to get.

facebook
step2: like their fb post
step3: comment on this post (your email and the item you wish to get)

one lucky winner will be chosen from each social media.
so participate in both to stand a higher chance of winning an apparel/accessory of your choice.




upon checkout(promo code), quote 'tammytay' for $2 off (valid till 31 Oct)



Friday, September 27, 2013

Loreal Hydra Fresh


I travel a lot, like every 2 weeks and the countries I travel to for work are very polluted. The air is so dirty and it always ruins my skin!

Not to mention, I sleep in an air-conditioned room every single day so my skin is pretty dry already.

I suffered outbreaks MANY TIMES because I don't have time to look after my skin or rather, didn't have time to purchase proper products to apply to keep my face moisturized.

I am thankful Loreal decided to sponsor me a range of moisturizing products which really worked wonders on my dry skin.


You can get it with the help of the new Loreal Hydra Fresh Range!

Want to know how you can get Watery-Bouncy Skin that Glows?

Hydra Fresh is infused with miraculous French Grape Seed extract. Grape Seed extract gives 50X more anti-oxidant power than Vitamin E, and is also known as the “skin vitamin” that is effective in stimulating collagen production, improving skin elasticity and brightness, and maintaining soft and smooth skin.




Combining this together with Double Hyaluronic Acid and French Spa water, the new Hydra Fresh gives skin all-day long-lasting hydration.

For skin that’s delightfully plump and translucent like a grape! All you need is 4 of the Hydra Fresh products and they are all very affordable!

Here are more information on the new Loreal Hydra Fresh products.

[CLEASER]
Hydra Fresh Hydrating Refreshing Creamy Foam, 125ml ($12.90)

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I love how it's creamy and bubbly. My skin feels very clean after and it doesn't feel tight like it's being ripped out of all the moisture. It hydrates and nourishes while removing make up, oil and dirt.

[TONER]
Hydra Fresh Hydrating Softening Spa Water, 175ml ($19.90)

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When i first squeeze it out on my palms it's like a clear gel-like formula

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....but after rubbing it breaks into a light, refreshing watery texture.

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Originated from the French Vosges Mountain, this Spa Water is packed with 16 minerals to strengthen skin’s moisture barrier function. What’s more, it softens skin and helps maintain its natural balance.

[3 IN 1 LOTION] *ABSOLUTE MUST-HAVE*
Hydra Fresh Hydration + Antiox Active Mask-In Lotion, 175ml ($22.90)

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Allow your skin to quench its thirst with this smooth and juicy mask-grade hydrating lotion that has been infused with the finest French Grapes from the vineyards of Languedoc-Roussillon.
This 3-IN-1 lotion can be used as a toner, essence or mask. As light as a lotion, intense as a mask, it boosts your skin’s hydration in just 10 second without feeling the slightest bit greasy.

This is MY FAVOURITE PRODUCT. It is like using a mask every day!

This is a 3-in-1 Lotion - use it as a toner, essence, or mask!

I'm sure we all know how to use it as a toner but here are 2 other ways to use this product.


How to use this as an Essence?
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1. Pour mask-in lotion (approximately 20cents-sized) onto palm.
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2. Using your fingers, press lotion into face gently.



How to use this as a Mask?

You can apply a thick layer and leave it on like an overnight mask or you can try this method I like a lot for more intense hydration...

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Soak cotton pad with Lotion.

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Separate the cotton pad into 2.

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And place the cotton pads all over your face!

Alternatively, you can buy those dry sheet masks and soak them with this product!

I usually leave it on for 10 min or so.

[MOISTURISER]
Hydra Fresh Hydration + Antiox Active Supreme Emulsion, 50ml ($25.90)

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Refreshing as water, light as a lotion, rich as a moisturizer. Unlike the conventional water-in-oil creamy moisturisers, this unique oil-in- water formulation has an amazingly light texture that deeply penetrates the skin for intense hydration with no greasy residue.

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I like how this range feels so light on my skin and it is easily absorbed! Plus the smell is so nice!



The new Hydra Fresh range will be available from Mid-September 2013 onwards at leading retailers including Watsons, Guardian, SASA, selected Department stores, major supermarkets and hypermarkets.

Plastic B

After mentioning my trip to go to Korea in October for Plastic Surgery, i have received comments and emails from readers telling me i'm pretty enough and i don't need it.

Thank you girls for the reassurance and concern! I really appreciate it. :)

Yes i don't NEED it. I do not think i'm ugly. I'm gonna be honest here and say, i am blessed with above average looks. I don't think i'm very pretty but i do think i look fine the way i look and i am happy with it. I don't NEED PS at all. I can live without doing it and lead a very happy life.

HOWEVER, i do not mind looking better. I'm given this once in a lifetime opportunity to go through this - an all expenses paid trip to look prettier. I do like how i look but i do feel there's room for improvement. Many times, i have to photoshop my features to make it look the way i want it to look. Now, i'm given a chance to actually alter that feature to look the way i want it to look. Why not?

Many comments also mentioned i should give the opportunity to someone who actually NEEDS it. Yes, i'd gladly do so! I even thought of it and suggested. However, that's not how the client's company works. They are out to make money (being honest here), not to "do charity" and "help the unfortunate". Their main aim is they want a blogger to help share the world of Plastic Surgery and answer questions many people have been dying to know. Like i personally have a lot of questions about Epicanthoplasty (cutting on inner corner of eyes) but don't know who to ask!

Natural Beauty....What Natural Beauty? In this industry i'm in, it's so hard to find someone who is really a "Natural Beauty". Because come on, hardly anyone in this industry posts pictures without make up. Putting make up is already not embracing "Natural Beauty" anymore what right? I really don't see a problem enhancing how we look with Aesthetics like Fillers and Botox or even undergoing Plastic Surgery! 

Times have changed.

I spoke to my mom about it and my mom is as usual, very supportive of my decisions. She ALWAYS supports everything i do and i guess i'm really lucky for a mother like her! Might be a bad thing to some people but to me, i feel lucky to have her. She trusts that i know what i'm doing and is always there for me.

Many, MANY, girls are going under the knife nowadays to alter their looks. Some chose to be silent about it because they are afraid what the public will say about them. It's really pretty common now just that a lot of people keep quiet about it so many think some look THAT good "naturally". I'm not saying there aren't girls who are really born with perfect features but well, i'm saying there are also a percentage who underwent surgery to achieve those perfect features. I do know a lot of people so i know who went for what surgery and who denies doing surgery etc.

I chose to do this and be open about it and share it with the world because i really don't wanna care what people have to say. And also, i am very VERY sure a lot would wanna learn more about PS. There are a handful of bloggers who have tapped on the subject of PS already but hey, the more information the better right?

I do what i wanna do and if you don't like it, too bad, hate on me. It is just not possible to live life to please everyone. It is IMPOSSIBLE. When you're too nice, people will call you fake. When you're nasty, people will call you a bitch. When you're pretty, people will call you plastic. When you're ugly, people will be mean. We live in a world where people are always judging people! It's just the way it is, there's NOTHING you can do to get out of it so JUST DO WHAT YOU PLEASE! Don't let what people say affect the things you want to do. Be fearless! Life's too short to try to please everyone. You'll end up being unhappy and feeling unfulfilled. That's something i've learnt growing up in this industry. If you are a blogger and you are afraid of being talked about....Stop Blogging. If you don't want people to talk about you, stay under the radar.

I am confident and i love myself, I REALLY DO. If i didn't, would i even have an Instagram account full of my pictures?  It really took me a long long time to be where i am today with the help of my friends and family and I AM THANKFUL FOR THE CONFIDENCE. I'm doing all this not because i hate anything about myself but because i believe there's still room for improvement! Like i said, i can do without it, but really, what have i got to lose this time right? Of course, i'm being very optimistic here and trusting that the doctor will do a good job lah....haha.

I quote Sofie C., "Likewise, the notion of pretty today has changed. To me, it is about enhancement, about achieving today's view of perfection. We should be embracing what our fast paced society can offer in terms of technological and medical advancements. ".

I only have this one life, and opportunities like that don't come easy. I'm taking it and nothing is gonna stop me. I don't know how long i can be a blogger. I might have to give it up in a few years time if say i get married or something so right now i really treasure and take every opportunity to enjoy the benefits of being a blogger!

Don't know how majority of ya'll are gonna react to this post but i've said my piece and made my decision! Wish me luck if you're supportive~~~ :)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Bak Kut Teh

It's something i eat all the time after clubbing nights because most Bak Kut Teh (chinese pork rib soup) places in SG open till late. But occasionally, i crave for it and have it in the afternoons too and recently, i've found my favorite place to have BKT!

I'm sure everyone knows or assumes the best BKT is at Founder Bak Kut Teh Balestier but i honestly feel this place i went to serves better BKT. A friend i went with agreed too.

Outram Park Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh






I really like their pig stomach soup! Must order!







Address
#01-05/07, Tanjong Pagar Complex, 7 Keppel Road

Phone
62229610

Hours
Closed on Mon, Tue to Sun: 7.00am - 4.00am

I also like the brown herbal soup Bak Kut Teh and i'm still on a hunt for my favorite one - so far only tried 2 in Singapore.

If you know any hidden gems, share it with me!



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