I bought this in Jan 2011, hoping that it will lighten the fugly scars on the back of my thighs (caused by some allergic reaction to dunno what at Botanic Gardens).
This is my review 4½ months later. Long story short, this does not work. Period.
Smell: Distinct, doughnut-like scent (really).
Colour: Bright orangey yellow. Will stain clothes if you do not wait for oil to be absorbed before getting dressed.
Effectiveness: Nonexistent. With all the online articles waxing lyrical about the benefits of rose hip oil, I really expected more than this. I don’t like the oily texture, and afterwards my skin doesn’t feel as soft as it does after I apply body lotion. What gives? It didn’t help with lightening my scars either.
Had a post-lunch break at The House of Robert Timms near my office!
We shared a caramel lava cake + ice cream thingy (it had a fancy name which I forgot). It was not bad but I’m not really into caramel… it’s too sweet and sticky for my liking. If you like Mars bars you would like this cake. I didn’t.
I also had a caramel latte. I know I just claimed not to like caramel haha, but that’s only when it’s in solid form and all sticky n being annoying sticking to my teeth mmkays?
The caramel latte was good. Fragrant, with just enough caramel. Reminded me of the lattes I had on my Australia trip last Oct! /reminisce
Of course the cute leaf design adds points for the whole experience too. :)
Saw some folks having full meals there… the portions looked gigantic and yummy so imma try it one day!
Allow me to introduce my not-so-sparkly new toy!
In some ways it is a downgrade from my Fujitsu netbook which looks awesome n sleek n just really beautiful (photo for your reference, complete with my blurry face in the background for your viewing pleasure):
I was hit with buyer’s remorse on the way home after buying my desktop, imagining how ugly my desk would look with this unsightly thing on it. I was not wrong. It is indeed ugly.
I am reluctant to even post the photo up because it kind of makes my blog look ugly zzz.
Thoughts like god is performance that important? man it has no aesthetic value! surfaced, and resurfaced in my mind.
But then I am consoled whenever I right click on Computer, select Properties, and see this:
Plus a 1GB Nvidia Graphics Card.
I know it isn’t remotely near gaming standards or impressive at all, but if you have been trying to use a netbook for Photoshop (something that a netbook isn’t meant for I know, but amazingly it is possible, just a bit laggy)… I think you will be able to empathize with me on this.
I haven’t mentioned yet that I got all of it + an 18.5” LED monitor + Win 7 Home Premium, all for $863.00.
If I went for the same specs for an off-the-shelf desktop (which will not look so bad), I will need to pay at least double. Which no I can’t afford. Having enough money to purchase it ≠ affordability.
So well, I’ll just try not to think too much about how it looks but instead focus on inner beauty. Hahaha why do I feel that this is turning philosophical.
I’m a bit unsettled still, but overall happier!
Update on 9 Oct 2011 (5 months later): Standard of living has infinitely improved. Do not regret this purchase. But still feel that the aesthetics are sorely lacking. Occasionally I twitch uncomfortably from the ugliness. But this is called living within my means. I shall reluctantly accept my fate.
Update on 23 Aug 2012 (1 year 3 months later): It’s too ugly. TOO UGLY. So many wires. So much dust. It’s all black and manly looking. And also cheap looking but the cheap part is not what gets me. It takes up too much space!!!! Going back to a laptop soon… -_-
I went to the much-raved-about Ippudo sometime this week. So raved, that my Japanese colleague was exclaiming that it’s the most authentic ramen that she has had in Singapore.
Fortunately, just the day before we went, they started allowing bookings (criteria being you have to spend at least $20/pax before tax), so we didn’t have to queue! :)
They have 3 varieties of ramen, namely “Shiromaru” (Light), “Akamaru” (Rich), and “Karaka” (Spicy).
I had the Akamaru ramen with tamago. And well… for some reason I feel a bit bad for saying this, but um it really wasn’t that good. I mean it was a yummy bowl of ramen but… there was nothing really wow about it. The pork wasn’t particularly succulent or melt-in-my-mouth, the soup wasn’t exactly bursting with flavour, the noodles weren’t really Q…
Well perhaps it takes a true Japanese to know how awesome this is. Possibly like I wouldn’t expect a foreigner to have the same opinion about which stall serves the best kang kong or chilli crab?
We also shared:
- Gyoza – Really average gyoza. I’ve had better at food courts, unfortunately.
- Potato salad – Yummy and creamy. :) At least something’s good!
- Ramen salad – Um… sadly another miss.
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