Archive for October, 2010

Range of Ginvera marvel gels

Posted in Uncategorized on October 25, 2010 by crystalake

They have marvel gels with pine pollen, ATP, green tea, nutri white. These 4 tyoes, the difference is the slight difference of ingredients that serve their own purposes. Other than that, all these are effective! I think the green tea type is the most $$ among all, any price list?

We use the Ginvera marvel gel BEFORE cleansing the face. Once a day is enough. If not, at least 2 times a week.

People with dry skin tend to look older than compared to people with normal/oily skin. Deeply set lines will cause skin to look dull & uneven. To fight against aging, moisturise deeply with Nutri White Radiance Repair Essence & Nourishing Cream! Do exfoliate reguarly to help skin receive products’ nourishment efficiently!

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The Biology of Belief

Posted in Uncategorized on October 25, 2010 by crystalake

Read anything by Gregg Braden or Bruce Lipton, they are two scientists who articulate how profoundly our conscious and unconscious beliefs influence our health, biology and co create our reality…on U tube you can go and watch videos of them….The Biology of Belief is the title of Bruce Lipton’s book. It is excellent! How our beliefs dramatically influence our cells and thus our health and biology…

AIRASIA insults TIGERAIR with full page ad on Straits Time

Posted in Uncategorized on October 20, 2010 by crystalake

AIRASIA took another swipe at Tiger Airways yesterday, days after attacking its proposed tie-up with Thai Airways as ‘a bunch of white guys’ running an Asian airline.

In a clear dig at Singapore-based Tiger, the Malaysia-based airline ran full-page advertisements in The Straits Times and Business Times with the tag- line: ‘If Tigers were meant to fly, they would be born with wings.’

The ads also featured a drawing of a tiger cub crying.

Alluding to Tiger’s recent flight cancellations – caused mainly by a manpower shortage and aircraft faults – AirAsia also said in its ads that it was ‘guaranteed to fly every day’.

Hundreds of Tiger Airways passengers were left stranded and many more inconvenienced when the airline cancelled services in August and, more recently, in the first week of this month. At the height of the disruptions, more than 40 flights were axed in four days.

Yesterday, AirAsia’s spokesman in Kuala Lumpur told The Straits Times that the ads in the Singapore newspapers were not intended to ‘create any tension’ between the two airlines.

Dealing with the ex factor

Posted in Uncategorized on October 18, 2010 by crystalake

Oct 17, 2010

Dealing with the ex factor

We all enter new relationships carrying baggage. But what’s past is past, and is best forgotten or locked away

By Sumiko Tan

http://www.straitstimes.com/Lifestyle/Reflect/Story/STIStory_591608.html
‘Hey, Venus,’ he called me.

But, alas, he didn’t mean Venus as in the Roman goddess of love, beauty and fertility.

He meant Venus as in Venus flytrap, that scary-looking, insect-devouring plant.

It had happened again, you see. I had lured him with sweet words and a beguiling gaze, and he had – plop! – fallen into my trap once more.

Ever since we got married (actually, even before we did), H has had to put up with endless questions from me about his ex-wife.

They had been married for 14 years. The divorce – finalised before we met – was a mutual decision, and their current relationship can be described as fairly amicable.

They have a young daughter who lives with her mother in Wales. I have met the girl but not the mother.

But I have an insatiable curiosity about her, even though I know that I really shouldn’t be delving too much into what they once were.

He is entitled to privacy about his first marriage. I should respect his private space.

More pertinently, talking about her doesn’t do me any good. It just puts me in a really weird mood.

A swell of emotions always overcomes me. There’s jealousy (for the years they’d spent together, especially the happy times), envy (because she’s more accomplished than me in many ways), insecurity (what if he’d loved her more than he now does me?) smug one-up-manship (well, he loves only me now), anger (at the way he had been treated), irritation (at how she’s still around in his life) and even a sort of kindredship (this one I can’t explain, but it pops up whenever he’s behaving in a manner that exasperates me).

I know I shouldn’t be going on about her or his former life with her, but I can’t help it.

I’ve developed a habit of luring him to talk about her with the most innocent of questions.

Hey, I’d ask brightly, did you used to have breakfast in bed?

Uh huh, he’d say, I did.

Who made the breakfast, I’d continue, innocently.

Me, he’d say.

What did you make? I’d ask, even more sweetly.

I don’t know, he’d say. I can’t remember. Poached eggs on toast?

Which would then set me off. I’d be overcome by jealousy and would use those harmless tidbits of information – which I’d badgered him for – against him.

‘How sweet. You must have really loved her then,’ I’d say sarcastically, then descend into a major sulk.

It’s come to a point where he can smell that I’m about to entrap him.

‘Tell me about your best-ever holiday before we met,’ I’d suggest.

‘We’re not going there,’ he’d say firmly. ‘I’m not falling into your trap again.’

But he still does, sometimes.

The thing is, everyone enters a relationship with baggage.

The baggage is heavier when it comes to marriage, and it’s even worse when your spouse had been married before.

And when there are children from the previous marriage, you have better accept that he and his ex are tied together forever, whether it’s to do with their past or their (daughter’s) future.

He assures me that he doesn’t compare me with her. But I sometimes can’t help feeling measured against her. Not by him, but by myself, and by his family and friends who had known him when he was still with her.

This insecurity crops up in many ways – when he uses her abbreviated name, for example, or when he talks about a place I know they had been to before, or when he makes a throwaway remark like how his mother had commented she had nice feet. It’s then that it hits you that they share a whole history you aren’t a part of.

The baggage people bring to new relationships is not just emotional but also physical.

When we were both planning a life together, we had to pare down our belongings. He because he was moving over to live with me, and me to make room for his things.

Photographs of our past posed the biggest dilemma for me.

When you get married, is it necessary to destroy all photographic evidence of previous romantic liaisons?

Just what does one do with pictures that show, in his case an ex-wife and in my case ex-boyfriends?

Bin them unceremoniously? Cut away the offending bits and end up with a pile of mutilated photos? Keep them displayed on top of the TV cabinet? Stash them away under lock and key?

And what about that old wedding ring? (Thankfully, he misplaced his.) Or clothes that had been worn in the course of the past relationship? His pyjamas? You can’t demand that they be destroyed, can you? And is it reasonable to insist that you never go to any of the places they did?

The photos weren’t a big issue with him, though. He threw some away and packed the rest into a box for their daughter for her to keep.

But he says he still has photos of her in his thumbdrive which he hasn’t got round to deleting.

No problem, I said. I’m cool with that.

I did a lot of shredding and shedding myself.

But I’m a sentimental packrat and couldn’t bear to junk every vestige of my past.

I kept a small box containing photos, letters, cards and stuff, some dating back to when I was a teen, sealed it up and stored it at the back of a cupboard.

It’s not because my ex-es are still special to me, I assured him. It’s just that they were a part of my happy past, I wish them well, and I am who I am now because of what I was then.

Mostly, though, I kept those photos because I like how young I looked in them.

In any case, he can’t complain, because the pile includes cards and a love letter he had written to me when we were schoolmates in junior college. I had somehow kept them all these years, throughout all my other relationships.

I like to think we are mature enough to accept that, at our age especially, we each come with a history.

I hope we are big-hearted enough to realise we are both the sum total of not just our experiences but also the people we had gone out with.

I like to think, too, that we respect and trust each other enough to give the other a certain amount of private space.

Besides, it’s not as if those photos and keepsakes are on open display or that he – or I – look at them or derive any sort of comfort or pleasure from them.

I asked him if he wasn’t just a teeny bit curious or jealous about my past.

‘Of course I am, and of course I’m jealous of your ex-boyfriends,’ he said.

He added: ‘But I don’t dwell.’

He’s right.

Why bother with the baggage of yesterday when it’s only today that matters.

sumiko@sph.com.sg

HDB imposes 7-day cooling-off period for flat sale

Posted in Uncategorized on October 18, 2010 by crystalake

HDB imposes 7-day cooling-off period for flat sale
18 October 2010 1139 hrs

SINGAPORE: From November, sellers of Housing & Development Board (HDB) flats will have to observe a seven-day cooling-off period before they can grant an Option-to-Purchase (OTP) to the buyers.

The cooling-off period starts after they complete a resale checklist which will have to be submitted online to the HDB website.

The checklist was introduced in 2008 to ensure flat sellers and buyers are aware of the key resale and financial policies before they commit to sell or buy a resale flat.

The HDB said the enhanced resale checklist would also require sellers to state their next housing arrangement.

HDB added if sellers intend to buy another flat, they have to work out their estimated sales proceed of their current flat, and submit a financial plan for their next flat purchase

Buyers of resale flats, acting with or without agents, will also be required to complete and submit the resale checklist.

The HDB said the enhancement was part of regular reviews to better protect the interests of sellers and buyers and help them make informed and prudent decisions.

Currently, agents engaged by sellers or buyers are required to go through a resale checklist with the sellers or buyers to highlight key policies and procedures before the sellers or buyers would grant or exercise the OTP.

After the OTP is granted or exercised, sellers or buyers are required to submit the completed checklist to HDB together with the resale application form.

Sellers and buyers without agents are encouraged, but not required, to go through a separate Do-It-Yourself (DIY) resale checklist.

They also do not need to submit the checklist to HDB.

Some wrong massaging teachniques

Posted in Uncategorized on October 18, 2010 by crystalake

You are NEVER supposed to massage the carotid arteries simultaneously. That can be dangerous and they teach you never to do that in medical school, nursing school and supposedly´╗┐ massage school! They are two large main vessels that contain baroreceptors (pressure receptors)´╗┐ that, when massaged, sense that the blood pressure is too high. Homeostatic mechanisms immediately kick in to lower your blood pressure, and you can fall unconscious.