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#OOTD – Dazzling Darling Harbor of Syndey

#OOTD - Dazzling Darling Harbor of Syndey

#OOTD – Dazzling Darling Harbor of Syndey

Darling Harbour has plenty of good restaurants to pick from and a stroll around the pier will allow you to see the vibrant cosmopolitan buzzing city of Sydney.

#OOTD - Dazzling Darling Harbor of Syndey

#OOTD – Dazzling Darling Harbor of Syndey

The area also features some of Sydney’s popular attractions like Sea Life Aquarium, Wildlife Zoo, Chinese Garden of Friendship and many more! It got to be one of your destination points when you visit Sydney.

Coat: Black Number| Shirt: Uniqlo | Innerwear: Uniqlo AIRism | Shoe: Skechers | Bag: dENiZEN

#OOTD - Dazzling Darling Harbor of Syndey

#OOTD – Dazzling Darling Harbor of Syndey

You may think that wearing a coat is impossible in Singapore. But, choosing the right material will make it tolerable and possible! Selecting a coat that isn’t very thick will help you to be more comfortable when wearing under the hot weather of Singapore.  If you want something even more cooling and casual, wear a white t-shirt instead of a shirt. 

#OOTD - Dazzling Darling Harbor of Syndey

#OOTD – Dazzling Darling Harbor of Syndey

 I also enjoy using UNIQLO’s AIRism innerwear wherever I go because it provides me cool and comfy feel to it, making my journey around our pretty island more bearable. I know it may sound a little absurd when I tell you to wear an innerwear shirt, to a t-shirt and a long coat in Singapore. But, when you choose the right material combinations, you can actually still pull it off for a more outstanding look!

 

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Invisalign Final Update – Teeth Straightening Part 3

Invisalign Final Update

Invisalign Final Update

It’s been about 2 years since I started my teeth straightening journey. The whole process of my Invisalign wasn’t actually that long, I only wore it about one and a half years. If you want to know about the first part of my journey of Invisalign, make sure to click here.

Invisalign Update

Invisalign Final Update

As compared to the past, my teeth look damn perfect, right? I am so happy with the result!

I still have to wear those plastic aligners (aka. retainers) every night to maintain it. Even if you were to do braces you would have to wear it after your treatment too! I mean it can still be a hassle, after all, you have to wash the retainers and pop it in your mouth every night, only to take it out in the morning when you wake up. But, that’s the consequence of being vain, right?

Look at the before and after photos of me. I still can’t believe how by straightening my teeth, my whole looks kinda changed for the better! 

*ALERT! BRACE YOURSELF WITH MY VERY UGLY PHOTOS THAT WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO PUKE! 

Invisalign Final Update - Before and After

Invisalign Final Update – Before and After

Invisalign Final Update - Before and After

Invisalign Final Update – Before and After

You can see that my front teeth were protruding out so badly like a butterfly. I’m very bliss that now I look so much better.

Invisalign Final Update - Before and After

Invisalign Final Update – Before and After

A lot of differences right? The whole structure looks much more rounded and straighter looking as compared to the past. I wish you would totally ignore my yellowish teeth too! 🙁

Check out this video for my final session with my doctor, Dr. Kenneth Tan.

I’m very glad that I decided to go for Invisalign. Comparing the pictures of before and after makes me realize that how the structure of someone’s teeth can transform the overall look of a person. Not only that, I was able to present the very best of myself during the whole one and the half years of my treatment as the aligners were transparent and ‘invisible’.

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District10 @ UESquare – From mama, with love

Upon nightfall, [email protected], a mere five-minute walk from Fort Canning MRT, transforms into a cozy and romantic bar. Its homemade cuisine from a beautiful Italian town, Bergamo, northeast of Milan is waiting to cure your hunger pangs.

Presenting Pezzera’s Family Favourites “From Mama, with love”…Specially curated by Chef Luca Pezzera and his mama, Bruna.

Chef Luca Pezzera demonstrated his handmade dough with zest, which laid the foundation of a fresh, sincere and wholesome dish.

Ravioli Alla Fornarina Con Tartufo Nero

Ravioli Alla Fornarina Con Tartufo Nero – District10 @ UESquare

Ravioli Alla Fornarina Con Tartufo Nero ($28)
handcrafted ravioli with ricotta, black Angus beef
and egg yolk.

Don’t be fooled by its appearance, because all the goodness is right within the massive ravioli. We pried open the mystery, the well seasoned minced black Angus beef drenched in runny egg york became the center of attention. The dish was enhanced to perfect with ricotta and truffle, a taste so unique I wouldn’t forget.

Villaggio di Bergamo Pizza

Villaggio di Bergamo Pizza – District10 @ UESquare

Villaggio di Bergamo Pizza ($26) Wagyu
Meatballs, Mozzarella, Basil and extra virgin olive
oil.

Tender wagyu meatballs seated on the crispy-crust pizza looking pretty like cherries on Blackforest cake! A great appetizer or snacks to go with your cocktails!

La mamma b speciale Chicken Bolognese Penne

La mamma b speciale Chicken Bolognese Penne – District10 @ UESquare

La mamma b speciale Chicken Bolognese Penne
($18) in spicy tomato sauce

Mama Bruna sure knows how to spice things up to the usual Bolognese pasta. Think about it, the thick and flavourful sauce with generous amount of minced chicken bursting out of the Penne on your first munch, leaving a hint of spicy aftertaste in your mouth. If you hate watery tomato pasta like I do, this will be your true love.

il Piatto della Nonna Fatta

il Piatto della Nonna Fatta – District10 @ UESquare

il Piatto della Nonna Fatta ($28) Homemade Angel
Hair pasta in light parmesan cheese sauce with
black truffle.

The Angel Hair Pasta is so smooth and fine yet luscious. The cheese sauce topped with black truffle shavings is highly recommended to those who cant resist rich and flavourful pasta.

Mare d Monti

Mare d Monti – District10 @ UESquare 

Mare d Monti ($28) – Mixed Seafood Linguine with basil oregano in tomato sauce

The fresh seafood hiding brazenly among the tangy linguine is summoning you. 

Tiramisu

Tiramisu – District10 @ UESquare

Ending on a sweet note with a generous cup of tiramisu that has the right blend of coffee, chocolate, and liqueur. 

This is a great place to chill after a hectic workday with some booze and real quality Italian food.

District10 

Address: UE Square, 81 Clemenceau Ave, 01-15/16/17, Singapore 239917

Nearest MRT: Fort Canning MRT

Website: http://www.district10.com.sg/

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Chocolate Anti-Stress Facial – J Studios

J Studios - De-Stress with Anti-Stress Chocolate Facial

J Studios – De-Stress with Anti-Stress Chocolate Facial

I got to try out J Studios Bernard Cassiere Chocolate Anti-Stress Facial recently. Using natural cocoa extracts and quality fair trade chocolate, it focuses soothing stressed and polluted skin caused by environmental damage and lifestyle habits. The treatment helps to repair and detoxify, my skin felt rejuvenating and supple afterward! 

If you don’t know about J Studios, it recently opened its flagship store in Haji Lane. Located right in the central of Singapore, the one-stop beauty solution offers a wide variety of beauty services ranging from facial, hair and body treatments, to even makeup and beauty products!

More about this facial treatment:

J Studios - De-Stress with Anti-Stress Chocolate Facial

J Studios – De-Stress with Anti-Stress Chocolate Facial

Formulated it with natural ingredients like cocoa extracts and quality fair trade chocolate, which are both rich in antioxidants to prevent damage of the skin from free radicals. This helps to repair and detoxify your tired, stressed skin while providing protection against environmental damage.

The treatment is separated into four main steps,

  1. Cocoa Beans Peeling
  2. Cocoa Butter
  3. Chocolate Fondue
  4. Cocoa Nectar
J Studios - De-Stress with Anti-Stress Chocolate Facial

J Studios – De-Stress with Anti-Stress Chocolate Facial

I’m really excited to try the treatment out as I can’t wait for my face to be lathered with chocolate!

Step 1: Cocoa Beans Peeling

J Studios - De-Stress with Anti-Stress Chocolate Facial

J Studios – De-Stress with Anti-Stress Chocolate Facial

The treatment starts by cleansing your face clean. The step also involves using granulated cocoa beans to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells, resulting in smoother skin. The beautician also follows up with a light extraction to remove any stubborn blackheads before proceeding to the next step.

Step 2: Cocoa Butter

J Studios - De-Stress with Anti-Stress Chocolate Facial

J Studios – De-Stress with Anti-Stress Chocolate Facial

Next, she massages me with warmed cocoa butter to calm and nourish my skin. It does give you a moment and take you away from the stressful urban life.

Step 3: Chocolate Fondue

J Studios - De-Stress with Anti-Stress Chocolate Facial

J Studios – De-Stress with Anti-Stress Chocolate Facial

And yes, I was lathered with dark chocolate to soothe my irritated skin, supplying me with antioxidant and accelerate cell renewal for a healthy and glowing skin.

Step 4: Cocoa Nectar

Cocoa nectar extract was promptly pat onto my skin to tone and hydrate, helping me to look energized.  The treatment finishes it off with Nutriprotective Cream to nourishes and protects my skin from the harsh environment when I leave the store. It contains shea butter and cocoa butter to help my skin to regain its natural radiance apperance.

My skin felt supple and bouncy after the treatment. I love that it does not irritate my skin during the period, suitable for all skin types. If you are looking a way to relax, often feel stressed and have a tired skin, you should totally try this out!

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J Studios

Website: https://jstudios.com.sg

Instagram: @jstudiosbeautycare

Facebook: @jstudios.com.sg

Address: 

Flagship Central Store: 31 Haji Lane, Singapore 189224
+65 91828565

West Store: 352 Jurong East Street 31 #01-131, Level 2, Singapore 600352
+65 91828565

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Strawberry Cheesecake ストロベリーチーズケーキ – Japanese-Inspired

Strawberry Cheesecake ストロベリーチーズケーキ - Japanese Inspired

Strawberry Cheesecake ストロベリーチーズケーキ – Japanese-Inspired

I was very inspired to make a strawberry recipe after my strawberry picking in Japan. Last month, I went to Fukuoka and the strawberries there were amazing! It was so sweet and juicy. I was like thinking, why not let’s make some strawberry recipe. The way I make cheesecake is a little different from others. Though I have conventional cheesecake recipes, I like to incorporate yogurt and agar agar powder into my cheesecake. Instead of heavy cream, yogurt enhances the flavor of the cream cheese, giving a little more sharpness to the cheesecake. I also like to use agar agar powder instead of gelatin as my dad’s a vegetarian. Hence, this recipe is also suitable for my vegetarian readers.

If you are interested in my strawberry picking experience in Japan, make sure to check out this short travel log!

 

Strawberry Cheesecake ストロベリーチーズケーキ - Japanese-Inspired

Strawberry Cheesecake ストロベリーチーズケーキ – Japanese-Inspired

However, it can be tricky when it comes to agar agar powder. Unlike gelatin, agar actually sets around 40 – 45°C, which is just above room temperature. It gels much quicker than gelatin. Thus, you have to be quick when using it in a cheesecake recipe! What I did was that I actually cook down the fresh fruits, while making sure all my other ingredients were at room temperature. Then I quickly incorporate it with a blender before pouring it over into the mould. 

Strawberry Cheesecake ストロベリーチーズケーキ - Japanese-Inspired

Strawberry Cheesecake ストロベリーチーズケーキ – Japanese-Inspired

Strawberry Cheesecake
Makes 6 inch round cake
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Base
  1. 80 grams of Lotus biscuit
  2. 20 grams of toasted almonds
  3. 50 grams of salted butter, softened
Cheesecake
  1. 125 ml of plain yogurt
  2. 200 grams of cream cheese, softened
  3. 65 ml of water
  4. 1.5 tsp. of agar agar powder
  5. 6 tbsp. of sugar
  6. 300 grams of strawberries
Jelly layer
  1. 3 tbsp. of sugar
  2. 65 grams of strawberries
  3. 65 ml of water
  4. ½ tsp of agar agar powder
Instructions
  1. Blitz biscuit, toasted almonds and softened butter in a food processor until it turns into a wet sandy mixture.
  2. Press evenly into a 6 inch round cake pan with a removable bottom.
  3. Put it in the fridge to set while you make your cheesecake mixture.
  4. In a saucepan, add in water, sugar and agar agar powder. Bring it to a boil and throw in strawberries.
  5. Let it simmer for 5 minutes to extract the flavor of the strawberry.
  6. Shut off the heat and drizzle in plain yogurt.
  7. Transfer the mixture into a blender, alongside with your cream cheese and blend until smooth.
  8. Sift through a sieve to remove the strawberry seeds.
  9. Quickly pour into your chilled cake mould while the mixture is still warm. Let it cool in the fridge for a few hours the mixture sets up.
  10. To make the jelly layer, in a saucepan, dissolve sugar, and agar agar powder with water. Bring it to a boil and stir in strawberries.
  11. Simmer for about 1 to 2 minutes and shut off the heat.
  12. Sieve through the mixture with a sieve to remove the fiber of the strawberries.
  13. Let it cool for a bit.
  14. Scratch the surface of the chilled cheesecake and quickly drizzle in the mixture, swirl around to evenly coat and cover the surface.
  15. Let it cool in the fridge overnight before you serve.
  16. Top it off with fresh strawberries and mint leaves.
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