The Flower Petal Look…

2016 June 8, Wednesday

This look was demonstrated in the March 2016 issue of NUYOU magazine.

The feel is lengthened lashes to look like the dried stems leading to the flower which is represented by the mat red stained lips.

Have fun trying to get this look.

Full details here.MAIN-cl170316-700x467-1




Here’s a step-by-step video on how to achieve that fresh springy look with some items from Clé de Peau Beauté’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection.

And I think the model looks a little like Cecilia Cheung after makeup, don’t you agree?

Wonderful Singapore Airlines

2013 July 15, Monday


I would like to commend on the excellent service on Singapore Airlines’ cabin crew and ground staff.

I flew to Bali for a wedding on 3rd July 2013 and had left my favourite pair of sunglasses behind in the seat pocket.  I was kinda sleepy hence the carelessness.

I realised only when I got to the hotel and thought maybe I’d contact Lost & Found to give a shot. Then I got busy and forgot all about it.

And guess what happened!  On the day I left Bali, I got a really nice surprise as I boarded the plane.  When I handed my boarding pass to the staff, he scanned it and then spoke to me, “Hello Mr Lee, did you leave anything behind on the plane when you came to Bali?”. I was like, “my sunglasses??”.   He then handed it over to me with a big smile and I was sooooo happy!

This shows the honesty, pride and integrity of the staff.  Either the cabin crew who or the staff who turned over the aircraft after we landed must have found it and handed it in to the ground staff to to safekeep for me.

Well done Singapore Airlines for such outstanding service!

I’m seen wearing the pair of sunglasses in question in the picture above. 😉

I was at OCBC Bank Harbour Front branch earlier to update my mailing address.

Walked in and saw a 2 greeters (1 male, 1 female) and told them I would like to update my mailing address.  The female staff directed me to the line.  There was about 4 people before me so I thought it wouldn’t take that long.But it took me at least 20 minutes to get to the teller. 

I told him what I needed to do and also asked if there were any other more convenient ways to do it and he told me I could do it at the ATM too.  Bloody hell! The 2 greeters didn’t even tell me there was that option when there wasn’t anyone at the ATMs!

The teller apologized when I told him that.

I don’t know if those 2 jokers were just plain lazy or not well informed of their services or they simply have no pride in what they do.  Annoying!  Wasted so much of my time!

Had wanted to go tell them about this after I was done but another staff has taken over their duties. pfft!



Just wanna share with you guys some beauty tips from myself and 2 other makeup experts from the UK and USA collected by Li Ying Lim.

Hope you’ll find them useful.  😉

From Harper’s Bazaar Malaysia June 2012 issue.

lips like lacquerware

2012 July 12, Thursday

The beautiful lacquerware has been a big part of the Japanese culture since some 9000 years ago when the oldest known example of it was discovered at a ruin in Hokkaido.  Over the years , it has become popular the world over, adding elegance and classicism to any room.

And now, Shiseido introducesLacquer Rouge.  12 new shades of brilliant coloured lip lacquer with great colour pay-off and staying power.  Looking like a lip gloss in a tube, it gives you the convenience of a lip gloss with the intense colour of a cream lipstick.

The lacquerware would take a few steps to come to perfection from getting the mold to adding the coloured lacquer coat to polishing the final top coat to achieve its shine.  But with Lacquer Rouge you’ll only need one steady sweep across your lips and you’ll get long-lasting, intense colour & shine without the stickiness.  How’s that?



my first F1 race

2010 September 26, Sunday

I never was into this F1 thingy but when Puma Singapore invited me to watch the race from a high floor in Pan Pacific Hotel I thought “why not?”. It’s not often u get such kind of an event happening on your shores.

So it was pretty exciting watching the cars fly past u & hearing the loud zooms… & I just learnt that it takes an average of just 3 seconds for all 4 tyres to be replaced in the pit.  Amazing speed.  Call me ignorant.Here’s a vid for you guys. Including the lovely night scene of Singapore.



2009 December 31, Thursday

Had a very nice dinner at  Bei restaurant at the stylish and chic The Opposite House hotel in Beijing with David Gan, Keith Png & Martin Wong.  Menu was a mish mash of Asian food which looks mainly of Japanese and Chinese cuisine.  After that we went over to the Sureno bar to have a drink.

Over there, we had a good talk about how things evolve over time.  Cuz among us were like 4 “generations” of people in the fashion industry.  David, me, Keith and Martin.  We were saying how each “generation” started younger and their spending power etc.  And even though we were of different “generations” we should work together and new sparks will be created and the seniors not bully the juniors.  That is so old school!  If a senior helps the junior improve, it makes the whole industry go up too and likewise, when the senior is going to be over-the-hill, the junior can in return “push” the senior back up again.

See, if we all supported each other and not try to push one another down, wouldn’t that make us stronger and more resilient?  It’s like team work. Unity makes us stronger!  If you think you can try and not let anyone supersede you so that you can stay up there, I think you gotta think again.

My two cents worth.  🙂

nice surprise from Nanami Suisan

2009 November 26, Thursday

I was at at Central at Clarke Quay and was feeling a sudden hunger but was going to have dinner in a couple of hours so wanted to just have a snack.  As I an allergic to wheat, there are many things I can’t eat or I will end up with flatulence.  So I walked in this relatively new part at the basement of Central and was happy to see NANAMI SUISAN (I think it means Seven Seas Sea Produce in Japanese)  I was looking at the sushi selection at first but decided on some deep fried fish & chicken fillet etc.  So I picked a $3 pack that looked like what you’d get at most supermarkets. (Those take-away plastic packs sushi is packed in)  The cashier offered to heat them up for me after I told her I was going to have them there.

So here’s the part that impressed me.  I thought they were just going to heat up the food so I stood and waited but was told they’ll send me the food.  When the food came, it was presented as if I had ordered a set meal.  It came complete with Jap mayo, proper crockery and even a bowl of miso soup!  I was pleasantly surprised.  I got all that for just SGD3!

Perhaps it was due to the lack of human traffic that they provided such remarkable service.  But that’s exactly how you keep your customers and gain new ones.  The food quality was good and I will definitely be back there again.  Thumbs up Nanami!


I was tidying my room and decided to go through my CDs to see what I can listen to at the same time and came across a CD by the Jackson Five.  While listening to it, the lyrics of this particular tracks caught my attention.  I like his Heal the World very much too.  But this was done in 1972 and I only noticed it now.  The lyrics go like this… very simple but meaningful.  See if you like it.


Maybe you and I can’t do great things
We may not change the world in one day
But we still can change some things today…
In our small way

Empty words are not enough
Where there’s hurt we’ll be a crush
When there’s thirst we’ll fill each other’s cup
Because we care we love enough to share


In despair we’ll be the hope
And the prayer that frees the soul
We’ll be there to share each lonely road
Because we love, I know
We care enough


Just a little time is all it takes
What a difference just a smile can make, you’ll see
Love is all we need