Breathing

Breathing

I’m currently in Singapore for work and whenever I stay at a hotel, my neck starts to hurt.  I’ve been having issues with pain around my neck and shoulders for years.  It is due to the stress at work and my bad posture at my desk (ie., when I sit for long periods of time, I can’t help but slouch forward). In last few months, it has become so bad that I get headaches and pain along my left arms….

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From Head to Toe

From Head to Toe

My friends are wondering how I have time to even write these blogs, especially when I’m so busy with other stuff.   My answer to this is that I find writing therapeutic.  I have no desire to do this to get free products (like a lot of other bloggers) because I already have tons of creams, makeup, gadgets, etc.   Getting free stuff would take the best part out of all of this, which is shopping for the latest products!…

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Nail Art and Hand Cream

Nail Art and Hand Cream

I remember when I was a young associate at a US law firm, I met a female banker who had a reputation for being difficult and demanding, so people called her the “bit@chy” banker (Note:  I have to be careful not to use any profanity because as you know from my previous blog, this website used to be associated with a porn site!). I was young then, so very impressionable and thought that most rumours were true.  I know it…

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Bali Essence

Bali Essence

Nick and I went to Bali for Chinese New Year.  We have a villa there in Cemagi.  The flight takes about four hours from Hong Kong.  I usually watch a movie, but I’ve travelled so much recently that I have basically seen every movie that they have on their flights.  So on my flight to Bali, I opened the inflight sales magazine and took a look to see if there was anything interesting. As you can guess, I already have…

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Contour My Fat Face?

Contour My Fat Face?

About eight years ago, I used to go to a famous hairstylist in Hong Kong. He was expensive but now that he is really really famous, he is ridiculously expensive so I no longer go to him. The last time I saw him, he was talking about the difference in the way Asian women and Caucasian women age. He said that Asian women’s face get fatter whereas Caucasian women’s face get thinner. The Caucasian women lose a lot of fat…

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Women – Where is the Support?

Women – Where is the Support?

The other day, I was at a conference where a senior woman was presenting a business related topic. There were women who were sitting behind me and I could hear what they were saying. Trust me, I had no intention of eavesdropping but they were speaking very loudly. When the female speaker went on stage, I could hear the ladies behind me say, “What is she wearing? That dress is too tight for her. Her stomach is bulging out —…

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Beauty Blender

Beauty Blender

The makeup artist in Taiwan did a decent job, but I think the colors he used were very plain and dull. Just brown, beige … very neutral colors on eyes and cheeks, so I looked BORING. Anyway, I noticed that the one thing that all makeup artists use is the pink Beauty Blender. I have two of them at home — one normal size and one small size. I’ve tried other blenders, including the Japanese one, but the Beauty Blender…

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Makeup Galore

Makeup Galore

To be honest, I’m not very good with putting on makeup. Every time I try contouring or putting on eye shadow, people will ask me if I am sick — not exactly the response I was looking for. I don’t get it … how do the women on “Housewives of Beverly Hills” do it? As I’ve gotten older, I realize that we have to put some makeup on because we look pale and unhealthy without it (at least we need…

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Don’t Forget the Sunscreen

Don’t Forget the Sunscreen

My sister got married in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on December 21st. The weather was perfect — sunny, warm and bright. Like all Asian women, as soon as I arrived, I started lathering on the sunscreen to my face. The problem was that the tube that I brought with me was almost empty! I panicked because the particular brand that I like is usually only sold at Dermatologists’ offices (Elta MD UB Shield Broad-Spectrum SPF 45). I went to the…

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When Did We Become a “Madame”?

When Did We Become a “Madame”?

I’m so excited because I will shortly be off to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, to attend my sister’s wedding there. I’ve never been to Mexico, so can’t wait. When I tell people that I am going to Mexico for my sister’s wedding, for some reason most of them say, “Wow, is your sister marrying a Mexican? How do you feel about that?” First of all, have they never heard of destination weddings? Secondly, he is not Mexican, but even if…

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