4.18.2014

Hello, Shunji.

Sponsored Review

If you follow me on dayre you would know that I recently got a hair sponsorship with Shunji Matsuo. I was really excited because firstly... yay to free hair cuts and treatments (such a cheapskate, not gonna deny it!), and secondly (most importantly, really)... yay I can finally - perhaps - do "something" to my boring locks.

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I was really grateful that Shunji Matsuo at 313 Somerset was able to accommodate to my appointment request at an extremely short notice. I was in desperate need of a hair treatment and trim so I thought I'd start with something small for my first session with Sally from Shunji Matsuo at 313 Somerset. Just a head's up, I'm not going to be strutting around in pastel hair any time soon. You'll never know, let's just do one baby step at a time for now, shall we?

Sally recommended that I do their Curement Herbal Treatment, a 100% organic treatment that will strengthen, moisturise and ultimately repair my horribly dehydrated and dry strands. You'll never go wrong with 100% organic. We started with the scalp cleansing shampoo, then the 3-step Reacted Type Repairment System (after which Sally put this funny looking machine that helps to open up the pores in my scalp for better nutrients absorption. I uploaded a video of steam seeping out of my head on dayre. It's hilarious, you have to go watch it!). We ended off with a repairing shampoo rinse and a sweet after treatment to seal the hair treatment session.

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A trim here and there... and we're done. My hair felt (and feels, after a week) ultra soft and smooth I can't stop myself from running my fingers through it. Love to my stylist, Sally, for staying past after hours to finish up my hair!

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Before and after. Never going to miss a monthly hair treatment again just to make sure my hair continues to stay like that.

And as a CFR reader, you can get 10% OFF CHEMICAL SERVICES if you quote my name (Becks Ko at Camerafilmroll.com)! Please don't miss this because I highly encourage you to do a Curement Herbal Treatment with Shunji Matsuo at 313 Somerset. You will not regret it, I promise.

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3.29.2014

Dim Dim - The Hong Kong Pantry

Was invited by Absolute PR for a food tasting session at Dim Dim - The Hong Kong Pantry a few weeks back. Because it was dim sum, I had to say yes. Who can pass up the chance for some dim sum brunch? So I brought my girlfriend along and headed down to the humble restaurant one Saturday afternoon.

If you're thinking of a quick no-frills fix to satisfy your dim sum craving, Dim Dim - The Hong Kong Pantry is the place for you. Situated in a somewhat inconspicuous location, you can find Dim Dim at Marina Link, in between Esplanade MRT Station and Marina Square. I know, no one really thinks about dining there, but you'll see.

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I'm not a fussy eater, but I can tell the difference between mediocre, good or fantastic. For a local based Dim Sum restaurant that offers a range of Hong Kong delights at affordable prices, I give Dim Dim a thumbs up and a good in my book. I am not a porridge lover (porridge only when I'm sick!) but I caved in to the Cuttlefish and Peanut Congee. My recommended must-tries are the Steamed Cheong-fun with Chinese Dough Fritters (yummy!), Deep-fried Shrimp in Beancurd Skin Roll and Mini Egg Tart (my girlfriend F commented that it's one of the best egg tarts she's had). But don't take my word for it, I am after all, a fried food advocate. Head down to Dim Dim and taste it for yourself.

And yes, I would definitely drop by again for quick dim sum fix.

Dim Dim - The Hong Kong Pantry
6 Raffle Boulevard B1-16 Marina Square
Singapore 039594

2.16.2014

Triple shot.

Just got back from a cruise vacation for the weekend. This for another day. Chinese New Year has finally come to an end! How was your CNY? I thought mine would be beyond boring. (And I wish it was beyond boring.) Anyhow, here's a really quick wrap up/triple shot of my CNY in fashion - my three outfits of the days for CNY Day 1, 2 and 3!

Day 1: top: feist heist, shorts, shoes, bag: zara; bracelet: alexander mcqueen; bangle: mulberry; ring: ck; earrings: chanel
Day 2: top: opening ceremony for adidas; skirt: bkk; bag: hurssg; shoes: zara; watch: nixon; bracelet strap: balenciaga; rings: cheap monday; earrings, bracelet: f21
Day 3: dress: bugis; shoes: zara; bag: hurssg; watch: michael kors; bangles: bkk, ysl; ring: swarosvki

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1.25.2014

Travelogue: HKG December 2013 Day 1

My second blog post of the year! My new year's resolution should be to blog more, but let's not go through the motion of failing again, shall we? In other news, I finally got around to sorting out my HKG pictures, yay! Here you go - a simple guide documenting my sleep, do, go, eat travelogue of HKG Day 1!

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Sleep: Dorsett Mongkok at Olympic MTR Station. It's an eight minutes walk to the MTR from the hotel. Do not attempt to find your way to Mongkok MTR Station even though there are signs pointing you to its direction! Lee J and I got lost, caught in the rain and cold, and had a hard time getting back to the hotel from Mongkok during our first evening in Hong Kong.

But then again... why not? Getting lost was such an adventure!

Go: Central, Hong Kong. The new territories and modern district of the country. The number of people congested in this country is utterly, disgustingly madness. You can hardly walk out of the commuting crowd's direction and you're just being dragged along with the flow. Plus, just so you know, it rained almost every day we were there. So imagine countless number of umbrellas mercilessly slapping you because no one cares about moving out of each other's way. Lee J and I mastered the art of manoeuvring around in a day's time though. We also developed a love-hate relationship with the buzz in this overpopulated city.

Do: Grab a beer and chill out at Lan Kwai Fong. A short street in Central with a line of pubs, clubs and restaurants. A must go for the party-goers!

Go: IFC Mall, Apple store. I hear you. But I am not crazy. I know we have tons of Apple stores in the little red dot. But have you seen the Apple stores in other countries? They are huge, and they are mad packed with people all trying to get a piece of this phenomenal technology. And the interiors and the "geniuses" look the part too. Lee J called that Apple store his kind of heaven.

Do: Act out a romantic scene from some Hong Kong Cantonese drama serial at the Central Ferry Pier (near IFC Mall).

Eat: Char siew and roast goose. Because... how can you not in this country? We had ours at Wah Fung Restaurant.

Eat: Down a cup of herbal tea at some random herbal stall on the street. Do it like the Hong Kongers. Pay, drink up, and dump the cup. All on the spot!

Go: Avenue of Stars at Victoria Harbour, Tsim Sha Tsui. Modelled after the Hollywood Walk of Fame, pay tribute to the stars of the Hong Kong film industry (if you know any) or simply enjoy the picturesque Hong Kong skyline. Recommended to go at night!

1.21.2014

First OOTD of 2014

Top, shorts: mango; bag, shoes: zara, necklace: hurs; watch: nixon

HELLO,2014. And HELLO, you! It's been a long time, ain't it?

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