In a blink of an eye and *poof!* it’s 2013! I feel last year went by pretty fast, with of course ups and downs along the way as usual.
HAPPY BELATED NEW YEAR!! wtf
So. two thousand thirteen! Unlike many people out there, I’ve never made any new year resolution (not that I remember of anyway). Why? Actually there’s no specific reason why. Maybe I’m just lazy :p
But this year I have two! Okay, actually I’ve just made the other one yesterday.
The first one is to learn Cantonese!
Image taken from here
I’ve been wanting to learn this language for about 6 years, but has never gotten the chance to do so. I’ve even bought some books to helped me learn but to no avail. So I’ve decided that I should take some classes this year!
To me, Cantonese is a very interesting language. It may not be THAT useful in Singapore, but it will be very useful when I go to Hong Kong and talk to my Hongkie relatives and for me to watch TVB! Hahahaha. Because most of them speak only Cantonese and Mandarin, and the same for the elderly ones, aside from the fact that they speak Indonesian and Javanese too (they were from Indonesia originally before migrating back to China in 1950s – 1960s and then escaped to Hong Kong afterwards because life in China was just too hard .
Like they told me how their house has no flooring, only soil, and it would be freezing cold at night during winter, almost zero to very low salary, etc. Basically all those stuffs during Mao’s era. You get the idea. If you don’t, Mister Google is your best friend.
Okay, so the second resolution is to have a clearer complexion! I think my complexion is not bad, actually. In fact, a lot of people have told me how my skin is so good, etc. Which I don’t think it’s all true. I have a few ‘holes’ on the area near my nose as I used to extract whiteheads on my own (which I really, really, really regret now. For the sake of your skin, please don’t do that! Go to a professional beauty salon or use products like b.liv Off With Those Heads – I swear by it, by the way).
I purchased Olay Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System two days ago from a seller on Qoo10 (previously called GMarket) and I received it the next day, in less than 24 hours! Awesome or what? The seller was very responsible (she texted me a few hours after I placed my order, telling me she has mailed out the brush) and Singpost service was also good lar. They were the one who delivered it to me anyway 😀
I bought it for S$41.90 + S$3 registered mail fee. It is reasonable considering the price in the US itself is $30. Used it for the first time last night and I felt my skin was cleansed better than usual. So let’s see how will it goes in the long run. Hopefully it will do some thingamagic on my skin 😀
I’ve always been a fan of Olay products and I’m actually using the Total Effects 7-in-1 moisturizer and the Renegerist Eye Lifting Serum.
The best thing about it is the price. Actually I’ve been wanting to buy Clarisonic Mia for some time, but it’s $119 for one (and even more expensive for the more advanced models) and I’ve never actually seen the product here in Singapore, so it has to be purchased online via Amazon/some other online shops and it’s mafan, but I would love to get one if a friend or I get to go to the US.
And the brush replacement is like $25 for one -__________-
So when I found out about this Olay one, I was very happy and immediately did some quick research on its effectiveness. Most of the testimonials I read are quite positive so I decided to give it a try.
A little bit off topic: I spent my Christmas and New Year traveling to the Hong Kong and roaming some parts of China, namely Suzhou, Hangzhou, and Shanghai. It was very memorable and fun to say the least, with some snow as a surprise 😀
and of course holiday fats which I still haven’t successfully shed to this very day -_____________-
But it’s hard to resist yummy food leh. How? T______T