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Olay Total Effects 7-In-1 Anti-Ageing Eye Cream

Posted in Uncategorized on July 30, 2011 by crystalake

Olay Total Effects 7-In-1 Anti-Ageing Eye Cream


Total Effects Eye Cream treats the appearance of signs of ageing around the eyes, dark circles, crow’s feet and lines.

Its formula combines moisture with a complex of vitamins, minerals, cooling cucumber extract and soothing aloe vera for visibly younger-looking skin above and around the eyes.

Fights 7 signs of aging :

1. Reduces the appearance of fine wrinkles
2. Reduces the appearance of dark circles
3. Improves dullness
4. Reduces Puffiness
5. Provides moisture for firmer appearance and suppleness
6. Renews skin texture
7. Reduces appearance of blotchiness

How to use :

Use morning and night on cleansed skin. Place small dots all around the eye area and smooth in until thoroughly absorbed.

Ingredients : Water, Glycerin, Isohexadecane, Niacinamide**, Ppg-15 Stearyl Ether, Stearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Behenyl Alcohol, Petrolatum, Panthenol***, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract*, Allantoin, Polyacrylamide, Ceytl Alcohol, C13-14 Isoparafin, Steareth-21, Laureth-7, Dimethiconol, Benzly Alcohol, Disodium Edta, Steareth-2, Citric Acid, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Oleth-3-Phosphate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben,Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Iron Oxides, Silica, Zinc Oxide. Aloe Vera, Vitamin B3, Pro-Vitamin B5, Vitamin E, Green Tea.


Biotherm Aquasource

Posted in Uncategorized on July 29, 2011 by crystalake

Lighting up baby’s life (July 28, 2011) – By Joan Chew

Posted in Uncategorized on July 29, 2011 by crystalake

In the past, parents had no choice but to leave their babies in hospital for phototherapy.

This involves the use of blue or green light to convert bilirubin in the skin to by-products that can be excreted in the urine or stools.

But in recent years, the phototherapy equipment used in hospitals has been made available for rent at home upon referral by a doctor, offering parents the option of home phototherapy.

More parents are opting for home phototherapy since one company, The Baby Specialist, started renting out phototherapy equipment in 2004, said its business strategist, Ms Sheryl Tay.

The number of home rentals has grown from fewer than 300 in 2004 to more than 500 last year.

Dr Ong Eng Keow, a paediatrician at Mount Alvernia Medical Centre, observed that a third of his patients now undergo home phototherapy, up from less than 10per cent a few years ago.

Dr Pratibha Agarwal, head and senior consultant of the Special Care Nursery at the department of neonatology at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), said that two in three healthy newborn babies develop jaundice in the first week of life, though most cases are very mild and require only monitoring.

About 15 to 20 per cent of the jaundiced babies require phototherapy, she added.

KKH and National University Hospital (NUH) care for the bulk of newborn babies with jaundice. Figures from the Health Ministry showed that from last June to this May, KKH put 1,133 babies through phototherapy and NUH, 436 babies.

During home phototherapy, the phototherapy lamp is placed about 25cm above the baby, who is dressed in only diapers and a mask to protect the eyes.

Every four to six hours, parents have to record the baby’s temperature and the appearance of the stools and urine, and monitor how well the baby is drinking.

If the temperature drops below 36.1degC or rises above 37.5deg C, parents have to adjust the temperature in the room.

After three days, parents have to bring the baby back to the doctor for a blood test to check on the bilirubin level to see if phototherapy can be stopped.

Dr Edmund Koh, a paediatrician at a clinic in Jalan Bukit Ho Swee, said that home phototherapy is ‘a good alternative’ to treatment in hospital because the mother will be around the baby and breastfeeding will not be disrupted. Mother and child can also bond better at home, he added.

But he stressed that this option should be offered only to parents who are able to cope.

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Posted in Uncategorized on July 28, 2011 by crystalake

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Years to correct supply-demand imbalance for HDB flats: Khaw

Posted in Uncategorized on July 25, 2011 by crystalake

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Title : Years to correct supply-demand imbalance for HDB flats: Khaw
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Date : 24 July 2011 1656 hrs (SST)

SINGAPORE: National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan expects to take three to five years to substantively solve the imbalance between the supply and demand for HDB resale flats.

He said he is confident that resale flat prices will stabilise but stressed that the problem of high prices cannot be solved overnight. He urged Singaporeans to be patient.

Mr Khaw said this in response to questions from reporters on the sidelines of a community event on Sunday.

He said on the supply side, the number of flats will be raised when the new Build-To-Order (BTO) flats are completed.

As for demand, he said the property cooling measures implemented by the government have removed “unnecessary demand” from speculators.

He urged those who already with a property to hold back on dipping into the resale flat market, as prices are currently too high.

On Friday, figures from the HDB showed prices rising by 2.9 per cent in the second quarter of this year, nearly twice that of the previous quarter.

The HDB also stopped releasing the median Cash-Over-Valuation (COV). Mr Khaw said the figure is “misleading” and cannot be used to judge if COV has gone up or come down.

He added that the median figure is dependent on the house type and location of flats that are sold, which can change from month to month.

Instead, the HDB will continue to offer a breakdown of COV according to location and house type, which Mr Khaw said, is the information Singaporeans need when they decide on whether to buy a home.

– CNA /ls

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Posted in Uncategorized on July 20, 2011 by crystalake

STOMPer Sally was shocked when she found online photos of her former maid posing in her clothes. The photos were taken in her house while she was out working.

Said the STOMPer:

“I’ve attached photos of my previous maid who has been sent back to the Philippines due to her pregnancy last month.

“By God’s will, I chanced upon these photos, taken in my house, my room and on my bed, of her wearing my clothes as well as our belongings.

“She wanted to come back to work for us after giving birth, but I told her I needed to do some checks first, and when I went to her Facebook account, I saw all these photos of her in my clothes!

“I hope to share with employers of maids here. We never know what they are doing in our house when we are out slogging for a living.”

Bobby Chinn

Posted in Uncategorized on July 8, 2011 by crystalake

So who is this Bobby Chinn and why is he is in Vietnam? He is half Egyptian and half Chinese; born in New Zealand but educated primarily in England. Very Eurasian.

Bobby Chinn’s culinary education was modest at first but he got his first chance when renowned chef Hubert Keller of Fleur De Lys took him in. Soon he would work with other chefs like Jeffery Inahara, Traci des Jardin and Gary Danko.

After reading Burgundy Stars, he went off to apprentice in Bordeaux and Paris. Bobby Chinn had run several highly acclaimed restaurants in Vietnam before opening Restaurant Bobby Chinn, including Camargue, Saigon Joe’s in Ho Chi Minh City, Miro, and the Red Onion Bistro in the Hanoi Towers (formerly the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” prison).

But why Vietnamese food as he is not Vietnamese at all or related? That was because Bobby Chinn saw the opportunity to invent something new there as there were no cutting edge Western restaurants at that time when he first visited Vietnam. What’s more, the tourism in Vietnam was still in its infancy. So the potential for culinary growth is very much un-mined.