Monday, August 18, 2014

How I became Mrs Koh..

So, just about 1 month ago, on the 19th of July 2014, SX had a surprise proposal for me and I was really shocked as I never expected it.

We booked our tickets for Maldives more than 6 months before the trip and as it was nearing, friends/readers kept telling me that SX will definitely propose to me in Maldives because it is the perfect setting, too romantic a place to not do it and blah blah blah. But I kept saying "No, he will not, cannot be. Boh Koh Leng." & that's because my friend, OKM, told us he will be proposing to his girlfriend, Janice, in Maldives! So.. you tell me lah, how can 2 proposal happen at the same time right? So naturally it was stuck in my head that it was not gonna happen.

Also, I would never have expected SX to buy a ring this fast! I thought it would be the end of this year or NEXT year because he was telling me he needed to save for his business as the property market has been pretty quiet for the past few months. & I know his character, he is very careful in his financial planning and he always tells me to save for "rainy days". So I thought he wouldn't be spending such a huge amount of money during this "rainy season".

& like 2 weeks before we left Singapore for Maldives, our friend OKM started to tell us about his proposal and just a few days before we flew off, he created a group chat to tell us his plan and how I was supposed to distract his girlfriend while the guys run off to the beach to set up the proposal and stuff. There was zero suspicion from me because I really thought it was real.

So the day came, Saturday, 19th of July 2014, the plan was..

6.00pm, the guys will be off to the beach to set up.
6.05pm, Esther & I head to OKM's villa. Esther distract Janice by asking her to the balcony while I put the DVD montage that OKM made in the player in the room. But smarty-pants me thought it would be a better idea for ME to distract Janice instead. So I told Esther, I would ask Janice to the balcony to help me take OOTD pictures while Esther put the DVD into the player in the room.

Esther had to agree and go along with my plan because she didn't want me to suspect anything. So when I entered the room and walked straight to the balcony, Janice was quite shocked because she didn't know about the change of plan. So she decided to tell me to "sit down first" before taking my OOTD picture. & I was like.. "Why I sit down? You sit down!" HAHAHA, damn funny. I was really confused.

Okay, so that's how it sort of went down.

I was lazy to put in romantic music and captions for the video because it was already 4am by the time I finished compiling it. I'm not doing this to impress anyone or to compete to see who has the BEST or SWEETEST proposal. Because if I was, I would do like slow motion at certain parts and add in emo music at tear jerking moments. I just want this memory for myself, my friends and readers because you guys have been with me throughout these years and I want to share it with you guys.


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There's been requests to post the video montage that SX did for me but I decided to not include it in this video as it will be too long. Maybe next time....? Haha.

So yup, this was how it happened.

I always thought that I would be dressed up properly and have makeup on during my proposal because I thought SX would have made sure of that. BUT to my horror, in my actual proposal, I had WET HAIR as I was freshly out of shower, ZERO makeup & wearing a casual beach dress. Luckily I was at least wearing a dress and not just shorts and a crop tee.

Esther kept hinting for me to put on makeup and to wear nicer that evening but because we were at the beach vacation and I spent the entire morning diving and snorkeling, I was so tired by then and I couldn't be bothered to put on makeup. I was makeup free the entire time I was in Maldives. & I thought, what the heck, it is Janice's proposal, she should be the highlight and I am just behind the camera, no need to be all dressed up. FML big time. Esther kept saying "See lah, be stubborn lah, ask you makeup don't wanna makeup. Ask you wear nicer also don't want."

AHAHA, so yah. Serve me right.

As I mentioned earlier on, its been a month since he proposed but nothing changed between us. I mean we are still the same. Maybe I was sweeter to him the first few days after the proposal, but that was it. HAHA. I still call him my BF instead of my FIANCE (so not used to it, don't think I'll ever be) and I've thought of him as my life partner for few years now so the proposal didn't change anything too.

I've people already asking me for the wedding date!!
WHOA, calm down and chill guys.

We are not planning to have it so soon. Not in a year's time. Probably in 2016 (same as Tricia!! Haha, she say I cannot be pang tang, I must attend her wedding no matter what). So I guess I will only start planning and worrying about the wedding shoot, dinner and hotel all next year. Just the thought of it all is so stressful. OMG and our house is coming in 2016 too. Just imagine the amount of money we will be spending....


Friday, August 15, 2014

Avalon Whitening

If you've been reading my blog for awhile now, you'll know that staying fair is one of the things I pride myself in. Most of the time when I say I want to be fairer or carry an umbrella everywhere I go, people will tell me "Eh you are fair enough already lah." and many would ask what skincare I use or supplement I take to get fair.

But ever since I took on the hobby of diving and snorkeling, I started getting darker. 


(Spot me, I'm the one in pink bikini)

I did all I can to avoid getting a tan. Ingesting oral sunblock pills, layering on sunblock lotion of SPF 130 and finishing it off with a sunblock spray of SPF 90. But I still became a shade darker after I returned from my Maldvies trip.


I was constantly under the sun and I know that it is inevitable to not get dark but I was still really upset about it. Every night when I shower, I'll look at myself in the mirror to check if there are tan lines and whine to my boyfriend about it. He just told me "Go back to Singapore then slowly get fair again lor, apply more skincare products? You have a lot right"

Men.

They think it's so easy to get back the fairness?! 

Achieving fairness on the face may be easy as I can go for laser or facial or just spam the most expensive whitening skincare products on it. But what about the rest of my body? It would look ridiculous to have a face that is 1 shade fairer than my neck, chest and arms?


Then I was introduced to AVALON's NaturBeauty Skin Whitening Supplement.

I was so excited when I received it because it looks really promising and this could be my answer to regain my fairness!


When I first heard of the brand AVALON, I found it really familiar and then I realized, it was developed after their best selling Detox supplement, the AVALON Aloe Multiple Detox Capsule. I've seen it retailing at Watsons, Guardian and Unity, and I've always wanted to give it a try.

I was also told that the AVALON Aloe Multiple Detox Capsule held the title of best detox supplement for 8 whole years at the above 3 personal care stores.

So you can guess why I had high expectations from this product right?


AVALON NaturBeauty Skin Whitening is made from a revolutionary beauty formula that aims to promote skin whitening AND hydration at the same time. & this is really clever because skin whitening and hydration are my top priority in my skincare routine. 

They just go hand in hand!


AVALON NaturBeauty Skin Whitening is suitable for ladies like me who are frequently exposed to UV rays ,be it running in & out of office for meeting or having an active lifestyle. It is also for individuals who are facing problems like dull complexion, fine lines + wrinkles. If you think you are not worried about the above, then you can just take it to maintain your current skin tone and at the same time improve it. 


& in a box of AVALON NaturBeauty, there are 2 foil packets holding 10 sachets each.


This is to ensure the freshness and quality of the products to make sure it stays at its optimal state.

The 4 active ingredients are:
- L-Gluthatione
- CrystalPURE Japanese Collagen
- Vitamin C
- Blueberries


I was advised to keep the opened supplements refrigerated as one of the key ingredients is Vitamin C which is really vulnerable to heat so it is best to keep it in a cool place. 


AVALON NaturBeauty Skin Whitening Supplement is a product of Singapore and is Halal certified as well. There are no addictives and is a good manufacturing practice product.

So, rest assure that it is more than safe to consume it!


As I'm a first time user, 1 box of it is enough for my 1st month's supply.

I was told to consume 1 sachet per day for the 1st 7 days consecutively, thereafter, 1 sachet every 2 days for maintenance. This seems really reasonable and also more friendly for my wallet!


I love how I can just bring this sachets everywhere I go. When I'm busy in the morning, I'll just throw it in my handbag and carry it with me. & the best thing is, it can be consumed without mixing into a glass of water!


So there were times where I just tore the sachet open and poured the content into my mouth and took a sip of my water to wash it down. So convenient because I'm always in a rush and I seldom have the luxury in the morning to mix it in a glass of water. & because it is blueberry flavored, it makes it easier to consume.


So here's what this small sachet can do for you.

It whitens your skin and gives you an overall skin tone improvement. 

It gives you UV protection and that is really important because it is the 1st line of defense against pigmentation/darkspots! So if you are planning to go out in the sun, be sure to take this half an hour before hand.


Since we are on the topic of dark spots, the AVALON NaturBeauty is also able to lighten them. Believe it or not, but at the age of 27 (yes, that's my age), I'm already starting to see my dark spots surfacing on my skin. It is really faint but under bright white lights, it is obvious and I have been so worried that they will just grow bigger and darker as time goes by. 

It also helps to restore your skin's firmness and elasticity as it contains CrystalPURE collagen.

& as what I've mentioned earlier, it also moisturizes and adds hydration to your skin.


Created with a unique blend of clinically proven ingredients derived from natural resources, L-Gluthathione, CrystalPURE Collagen, I'm able to restore my skin's fairness in just 4 weeks!!

& it has been near a month since I returned from Maldives and started taking the AVALON NaturBeauty Skin Whitening supplement which aids in inhibiting 85% of melanin production (the cause of dark spots), blocks up to 67% of UV rays & 8x water absorption capacity to give my skin suppleness!


I'm so thankful to receive 2 boxes of AVALON NaturBeauty Skin Whitening Supplement because I really hated the idea of getting tanned and I just love having snow white fair skin. So imagine my horror when my dad said this to me upon my return from maldives "Girl ah, you become tanned hor, don't worry lah, looks good also, very sporty."

I was like "Nooooooooooo!!"

The last thing I want to be is tanned and sporty!! Because I've gotten dark before and instead of having a nice golden brown tan, I ended up looking dirty and grey.


So thank you AVALON!! 

Because right now, I'm just like half a shade away from my pre-maldives skin tone and no one has told me that I became darker! My tan lines are fading away as it is less visible to the eye as compared to before where there was an obvious contrast of my skin and the tan lines.

YAY for that!!!


GOOD NEWS TO MY READERS!

Because, I'm having a GIVEAWAY!!

3 lucky winners will be picked by me to receive a box of AVALON NaturBeauty Skin Whitening Supplement.

All you need to do is:

- Follow me on instagram (@lianmeiting)

- Like this picture 


- Leave your email address in the comments section.

& I will be picking the winners randomly, easy peasy right?
I want to thank AVALON again for being so generous to my readers too! Now we can all have snow white fair skin!!

For more information, you can visit AVALON's webpage here:

It is retailing at S$68.90 (exclusively at Watsons) or if you want to order it online, you can go to (http://www.eshopforhealth.com/all-products&func=viewProds&pid=22&cid=5)


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Dysport + Fillers 2nd top up!

Apologies for the absence as I was away in Maldives & when I was back, things were getting crazy for me and I just couldn't seem to get back on track. 

So if you are following me on Instagram, you'll know that SX sneakily tricked me into believing that another friend of ours will be proposing to his girlfriend in Maldives just to get rid of any suspicion that I may have.

& he ended up giving me the biggest surprise I've ever got in my entire life.


He proposed to me in paradise.
Everything was perfect.

The white sandy beach, 
the captivating sunset, 
the LED words in the sand, 
the bouquet of long stem blood red roses,
the heartfelt speech he told me in his most serious voice ever,
& of course,
that ring.

I'll be posting a proper blogpost on the proposal and the footage that was caught on 3 cameras.
Not sure if I should share the video montage that SX did for me.. cause if I did, the video it would be pretty long.

I'll see how lah.

So obviously I was gushing over my surprise and proposal because, omg this is like a ONCE in a lifetime thing for me? It is a HUGE deal okay. 

But I guess some people are taking it the wrong way and thinking that I'm competing or showing off? I mean, she or he didn't mention that in the comment but it feels like it. Haha.

But, erm, who am I competing with? We are no longer in high school man. Enough with those "Mean girls" drama. I'm just sharing my joy. Likewise other bloggers who write about their proposal and ring or whatever. It is something that we feel strongly about. It's a big deal to us. 

So yeap, just want to get that across.



Even if SX were to propose to me else where, I would still be posting about it and writing about it. Even if the ring was smaller, I would still wear it daily. 

Simply because it is my story. 
This is an important milestone in my life.

Okay, I hope I'll have enough time to edit and put together the video and get it up for you guys soon!
Wait for me okay! 

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So as the title of this blog entry suggests, I went for my 2nd Dysport and Fillers top up at Phoenix Medical Group, located at Greenwich.

I've been with Dr Daryn Kang for almost a year now and I must say I'm really comfortable at his clinic and leaving my face in his hands. You can read about my 1st experience with him on Botox & Fillers here ( http://lianmeiting.blogspot.com/2013/11/my-virgin-fillers-botox-experience.html ) 


So usual procedure was to get the numbing cream on the areas where needles will be injected.
& I was getting my nose fillers + botox at my jaw.

After about 30 minutes or so, it was time to get the party started!


Happy me & Dr Daryn.

I had zero fear in me and was really happy. HAHA, I know, what a sadist.
I don't know why but I'm just not that afraid of needles anymore. & from my previous experience with Dr Daryn, I knew that he was gentle so I felt minimal discomfort.


Adding fillers for a higher nose bridge!




Shaping & pinching my nose bridge to make it sharper/higher.
& in less than 15 minutes, it was over.


The above is my BEFORE fillers picture.


This is the AFTER fillers picture. 
Look at how much higher the nose bridge became? 
The stupid dent on it was filled up and now my nose bridge is smooth and even.


Now, moving on to my jaw. 


Dr Daryn used 2 syringes of Dysport for my jaw. 
Dysport is similar to Botox and I personally prefer Dysport because it seems to have quicker visible results? I was able to see my face getting significantly smaller after 2 days.


I had to clench down hard on my jaw so that Dr Daryn can feel the muscle and inject the Dysport at the specific area. I have super strong and big jaw muscle because I always grind my teeth in my sleep. 

So how do I know I grind my teeth in my sleep right? Well, SX told me that because he said sometimes I grind my teeth so vigorously that he has to smack my mouth so that I would stop. Oh, and also, I broke my plastic retainers after 2 weeks of getting them because I was grinding my teeth HARD in my sleep. 

Sigh, so yes, I really need to shrink those jaw muscles!!


& it was over in less than 5 minutes!
Super fast lah.


Thank you Dr Daryn for giving me smaller face & sharper nose!!

But I was greedy..
I went  back after 1 month to add even MORE height to my nose bridge.


Oh hi, its me again at Phoenix Medical Group.
This time round, just to add a weeeeeeeeee bit more fillers only.



Here we go.


That's right, just the way I like it.



If I'm not wrong, I went for this touch up of fillers just 2 weeks before Chinese New Year because I wanted to look pretty lah. Have to meet so many relatives and friends, so must enhance abit of my looks right? 

So here's some pictures taken after the Botox and Fillers.


Immediately 1 day after the fillers.
No down time, can go out straight away!


Love my side profile because the nose bridge is so prominent. 
& my jaw is less angular and protruding too!


:))


The official website: http://phoenixmedical.sg/

Phoenix Medical Group Tel: 6555 3512

If you are interested or have any enquiries, please call to check and just say that you are "Meiting's reader" and they will be more than glad to assist you.

I've even told Dr Daryn Kang to be more generous to my readers! 

XOXO.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The BEST INVENTION for fried-food addict!

I've always wanted to get the Phillips air-fryer for the longest time. 
Ever since I saw my friends posting on Facebook the creations they came up with and how much healthier it is to consume fried food using this cooking method, I was sold. But due to the fact that in my household, cooking seldom happens, I just procrastinated and made a mental note to myself that I will have to get the air-fryer when I have a home of my own. 

Why?

Because I love fried food!!
Fries, nugget, chicken wing, luncheon meat, fish fingers, etc. 

Anything fried is definitely up my alley but it is really bad for health as the amount of oil used during deep frying is really frightening and my cholesterol levels are pretty high. :( So I've been forced to cut down on my oily/fried food intake by my boyfriend.


So imagine how happy I was when my blog manager told me that the generous people at Philips decided to sponsor me this air-fryer!! (& its the best version of all somemore, the AVANCE XL which has 1.2kg cooking capacity!)

*Thank you all so much!!*

Now I can indulge in fried food without actually having to fry them in OIL and risk having crazy cholesterol levels.


It is super easy to use. 
Almost idiot-proof man. I didn't even have to read the instruction manual. HAHA.

So let's see what I managed to whip up!


On the LEFT panel - select the  or  arrow to set the TEMPERATURE.

On the RIGHT panel- select the  or  arrow to set the TIMER.


I set it to 200 Degrees Celsius for 11 minutes.


I was just making food for 1 person (loner is me) so I didn't cook much of the waffle fries.
So just dump the fries in, and press the START button!


& after 10-11 minutes, TADAH~

Take a look at this golden perfection. 


NO OIL USED.
Just HOT AIR to fry my fries and it is just as crispy and tasty.


So after cooking and tasting the plate of waffle fries, I decided to try frying chicken wings & battered fish!

So the same thing, I set it for about 180-200 Degrees Celsius for around 12 minutes..


& before I know it, the beeper from the air-fryer came on and the food was ready!

I love how I can just grab the handle and pull out the entire "basket" and just overturn all the food onto the plate so there's not need to use a chopstick/fork to slowly pick each item up.


Look at the amount of oil it drained out from the chicken wing & battered fish!!!

Read the following and keep this in mind:
I didn't use any oil to fry the chicken wings & battered fish and YET it even drains out excess oil from it. 

WHAT?!

Aren't you sold? 
I was.

I even told my brother I will buy this as his housewarming present next year when his house arrives.

IT'S LIKE A MUST-HAVE in every household!


Look!
You can actually enjoy fried food and not feel guilty because it is not soaked with oil.
I still think the best thing is that it even pulls out the excess oil from the food. 

I didn't even have to use any paper towels to soak up the oil like how I normally will do if I were to deep fry my food.


& cleaning of the air-fryer is such a breeze too.

1- take a few pieces of paper towel and soak up the oil that are left in the bottom "container" or if there is too much oil, then just pour it into a plastic bag for disposal.
2 - add a few pumps of soap detergent into the container + water and let it sit for awhile.
3 - Rinse off and air dry it before keeping it.


So just 3 days back it was my girl pal's birthday and all of us decided to have potluck over at her place.
& I volunteered to provide...

SPAM FRIES + CHICKEN WINGS!


3 cans of luncheon meat + 3.5 bags of chicken wings waiting to be AIR-FRIED


& in less than 30 minutes, I prepared a feast that is able to feed more than 15pax.
It was so easy!



& besides just FRYING, you can actually ROAST, BAKE and GRILL with the Phillips Air-Fryer.

Here's other food that you can cook using Philip's air fryer! 
(Found all these on google image search, the pictures are not mine, so credits to the original owners)


Grilled cheese sandwich. 
I'm so gonna make this for my boyfriend.
He keeps saying I never make him sandwich (inside joke).


Roasted chicken.


Roasted Vegetables.


Grilled salmon. I ALSO WANNA MAKE THIS!


& this is the number 1 item on my list..
SWEET POTATO FRIES.


*** I'm not paid by Phillips for this review, all they did was send me the air-fryer with no copypoints, no instructions. I really enjoyed using this appliance and that's why I'm writing so much about it. BECAUSE WHEN A PRODUCT IS GOOD, I'LL DEFINITELY RAVE ABOUT IT. ***

This will make the best present for anyone who loves cooking or even a noob like me who can't cook but enjoys food.