SKYSCANNER

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Hello Gorgeous,

I recently chanced upon this amazing "all in one" platform that provides me details and comparison of prices for flights, hotels and car rental. 

The best part is it UPDATES FREQUENTLY ( best example...I've signed up for price alert feature that sends an email if the airfares of my desired destination went down!!!) and there's NO EXTRA FEES ADDED !!!

Introducing...


[SKYSCANNER]
  1. Skyscanner is a LEADING GLOBAL TRAVEL SEARCH SITE, providing INSTANT ONLINE COMPARISONS FOR MILLIONS OF FLIGHTS on over a thousand airlines, as well as CAR HIRE and HOTELS.
  2. Skyscanner’s flexible search options allow users to BROWSE PRICES ACROSS A WHOLE MONTH, OR EVEN A YEAR, allowing us to GET THE BEST DEALS. 
  3. Users always BOOK DIRECT WITH AIRLINE OR TRAVEL AGENT, so we GET THE LOWEST PRICE, with NO EXTRA FEES ADDED!!!
[WHY SKYSCANNER?]
The most important thing that stop me from using search sites is because there's always hidden charges and I HATE IT!
WHY MUST I PAY FOR A SEARCH SITE? 
But with SKYSCANNER, there's NO HIDDEN CHARGES! 
All the prices that we see in their website are prices on the airline site!
How do they do it? 
Skyscanner search through thousands of websites to provide us with the very best travel deals.When we find a deal we want, Skyscanner connect us to the airline or travel agent to make our booking directly with them (no middlemen, so we always get the LOWEST PRICE).
The airline or travel agent then pay Skyscanner a small referral fee.
Skyscanner compare all airlines - including SCHEDULED and BUDGET CARRIERS - so we always get the BEST DEALS!!!The price we see on Skyscanner is THE PRICES ON THE AIRLINE'S SITE!
Most importantly, we are always booking DIRECTLY with the airline or travel agent - not with Skyscanner.

 
I'm just like you! I get very skeptical when things sounds too good to be true!

Therefore I went to try Skyscanner and (see the screenshots below) I'll explain to you why Skyscanner is really that AWESOME:

[ENTER YOUR TRAVEL DURATION]
I travel to short distance countries very often.
Currently, I'm looking for flights to Bangkok from 23 March to 25 March.

[FLIGHT PRICES]
Once I enter my flight duration, Skyscanner will bring me to the flight prices page.
In this page, I can select the airlines that I'm comfortable flying with.
For now, my main goal is to get the cheapest deals therefore I select everything (even airline combinations)! LOL!
Skyscanner will list out the different flight prices available RIGHT NOW (ranging from the cheapest)!

[DIRECT TO AIRLINE WEBSITE]
Once I click on the prices I'm comfortable with, it will direct me to the airline site to complete my booking.
From there, I can continue with any adds on (extra baggage check in, meals onboard etc)!
How awesome is this!!!
I'm very particular when comes to prices which explains why I love to sign up for the news letter notifications from different airline companies BUT find myself competing with thousands of people who already received news about any flight discount prior and camping by the comp hours before I do so.
With Skyscanner, I can 
get the cheapest deals INSTANTLY! 


[DIRECT TO HOTEL BOOKING]
Same as booking my flight, it will direct me to the website of the price I'm comfortable with! 
[CAR RENTAL]
You can rent a car with the help of Skyscanner too!
If you have bad experience with taxi drivers in foreign countries jacking up their taxi fares just because they know you're a tourist, why not consider renting a car with Skyscanner!
You can choose how many days you want to rent it and the best part is YOU CAN CHOOSE THE AGE OF THE DRIVER TOO! (TIPS: younger drivers = not as experienced but possibly more honest)
You can even choose the class of cars you like!
I won't mind to rent a small family car!
More extra storage spaces for my overseas hauls! LOL!

[THOUGHTS]
Personally, I give it two thumbs up for Skyscanner.
I love how easy to navigate the site is!
Everything that I wish to book for are in the same site! 
My time is saved! 
The best part is I can choose the month that I wish to travel and I can view/pick the cheapest flight dates!
My money is saved! No need to go trolling through loads of different airline sites, and I can get updated when flight prices change. I can never be bothered to check different prices out and back frequently, so I might have pay more than I needed to.
Now, I can fly out with one airline and fly back with another, depending on Skyscanners results. 
Even more money and time saved! 
Lastly, NO EXTRA FEES ADDED!
[In case you hadn't heard]

The innovative folks from Skyscanner have come up with an interesting online contest and ...

YOU STAND A CHANCE TO WIN A PAIR OF AIR TICKETS TO 1 OF 7 CHOSEN DESTINATIONS!


Simply head over to www.goeverwhere.sg for more details. Just simply follow the journey of the chosen Anywhere and Everywhere contest winner and take part in the Selfie contest! You only have 72 hours for the selfie contest at each destination. Each contest will stop 42 hours before the next Selfie contest starts again.

Don't wait up already, free air tickets to other countries!!!

Signing Off
Eric Lim

CO2 LASER@ TRINITY MEDICAL CENTRE (MARINE PARADE)

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Hello Gorgeous,

Having trouble treating post acne?

Feeling depressed of seeing all the post acne "holes" forming on your skin? 

Trying to use make up to conceal the unevenness on your skin? 

You have come to the right post because I'm here to talk about my awesome post acne treatment experience with...

TRINITY MEDICAL CENTRE 
(MARINE PARADE) 
Located at 87 Marine Parade Central,
#02-500A
Singapore 440087
Located Opposite Parkway Parade
Contact: 6344 0027

[A little introduction to Trinity Medical Centre]
They offer the full range of medical aesthetic procedures to cater to all needs!
They have qualified doctors that will examine and advise each patient carefully!
[Locating Trinity Medical Centre]
For those who frequent patronize the East, you would have known that there's a bus stop outside Parkway Parade.
Near the bus stop there's an overhead bridge.
There's an extension from the overhead bridge, simply enter the extension and walk all the way in!
Tahdah!
You can find Trinity Medical Centre!
What's more fascinating...
It's located near a indoor playground!
Confirm there are housewives that use bringing their children to the indoor playground as an excuse to go to the clinic!
LOL!



Comfortable sitting area!
Brochures of all their products, treatments, skincare available!


There's aesthetics magazine available for you to read as well! 
Comfortable treatment rooms with the latest machines available for different treatments!
I will be lying on this bed very often for my Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment. 
Do you know Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment is suitable for anyone facing scar, large pores, wrinkles and even STRETCH MARKS!
Post pregnant ladies WAKE UP!!!
*clap hands*
SKIN CARE PRODUCTS AVAILABLE AS WELL!
Operating hours for Trinity Medical Centre!
SUNDAY THEY ARE OPEN AS WELL!
Kindly take note of their on-going promotions poster!
WHAT????
Laser Skin Rejuvenation ... $50 for 1st trial!!!
For no apparent reason, I went to take a photo of my beloved doctor that will be treating my skin.
Dr Kan Hun Yee.
She's a very dedicated, professional and sincere doctor.
What I'm impressed about her service was that she went all the way out to even save my contact number and PERSONALLY whatsapp me to have an update on my post treatment skin condition.
Continue reading to read more about her awesome-ness..


Skin all prep up for my CO2 Laser Treatment!
As usual, they applied numb cream on my face to the numb my skin to decrease the sensitivity of my skin during the treatment!


Firstly, Dr Kan examine my skin and tell me that what I'm facing are more on post acne skin problems.
Acne "holes", uneven skin coloration and occasionally pimple/cyst formation ... I HAVE IT ALL!!!
FMLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!
"Not to worry", she said.
"You will be in good hands",she continued.
I'm completely sold just by our initial conversation (before the treatment).

Firstly, I have this huge pimple on my right chin which cause me to look like some bitchy fortune teller. LOL!
It's HUGE and there's no pus inside (it's the worst kind of pimple because I need to wait for it to subside BY ITSELF rather than using pimple cream to subside it). 
All thanks to my poor dieting and sleep cycle!

Thankfully, Dr Kan injected steroids to the pimple.
Within secs, I can feel that it starts to SUBSIDE (it's not as hard as before, in fact it starts to feel soft and "pus-ish" which is BEST because this means that the pimple is starting to subside! #pimpleexpert #LOL #seriouslyIamusedtothisshit ).

Secondly, Dr Kan used a SUBCISION TECHNIQUE on my acne "holes".
Alot of you might be wondering...
WHAT IS SUBCISION?
It's also my first time hearing of this technique.
IT IS USED FOR ACNE "HOLES" or the medical term  "DEPRESSED SCARS"!
Dr Kan used a needle which is inserted adjacent to the scars with the bevel parallel to the skin surface, into the deep dermis and moved back and forth to release fibrous bands at dermal.
Personally, this procedure is not PAINFUL AT ALL?
Infact, it just feels a little ticklish. LOL!
But.. IT WORKS LIKE A MAGIC WAND.
Continue reading...


The nurse using medical cotton pads to stop the bleeding from the subcision.
It might look kind of gore-ish.
Seriously, it's not painful at all.
I guessed it's because I have numb my face long enough.
LOL!
Meanwhile, Dr Kan still very engrossed in my acne "holes".
XIN KU NI LE!


After my subcision, Dr Kan proceed with my CO2 Laser.
Firstly, Dr Kan will test the frequency whether it is tolerable to her patients.
She asked me gently whether I can tolerate this frequency or that frequency for different part of my face.
She's damn nice!
She even warn me like "Ok, I'm going to your forehead. It will be abit pain ah. Tahan awhile!"
I jokingly told her that if she never warn me, maybe I won't be so gan chiong and naturally react that it's pain.
LOL!
I'm more engrossed smelling the zhao tar smell from my skin!
Tolerable really *I swear*.


CO2 Laser first timers, (after the treatment) it's common to be annoyed by the redness and the "squares" forming on your face. 
Just tahan a few days and diligently apply the recovery creams that the doctor had prescribed to you.
**DO NOT PEEL THE SCABS AS IT WILL CREATE MORE PERMANENT SCARS*


(7 DAYS AFTER MY CO2 LASER TREATMENT)

As you can see from this picture, my cheeks are a little pinkish as it's still healing from the subcision and laser.
However, I'm very happy with the results for my acne holes!
IT'S LESS OBVIOUS AND THE HOLES ARE NOT AS DEEP AS BEFORE!
I used to have all these ugly dents forming on both my cheeks because of my past history of hardcore squeezing/popping my pimples.
Thanks to Trinity and their skillful doctors (*ahem* Dr Kan), I start to feel more confident and even stop using make up to conceal the scars as often!
I'm definitely going back for a few more treatments as I'm really satisfied with the results!
Conclusion for my first visit to Trinity Medical Centre?

One word. SATISFIED!

I'm definitely going back because I really felt that I'm in good hands and the laser really does show significant results as compared to before.

I recommend you to look for Dr Kan and buy her a bread or something because she's a workaholic and even skipped her lunch break to treat my skin.

THANK YOU DR KAN!

SEE YOU REAL SOON! 

Signing Off
Eric Lim

BALI 2014

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Hello Gorgeous,

I'm here to blog about my little getaway to Bali (in January 2014).

It was quite an impromptu trip considering that we booked our flight tickets and villa just two weeks prior to the trip.

We stayed at this villa named "Samudra Raya Villa" located in a quiet compound less than 200 meters from the main road in the center of Seminyak.

It was a typical nice villa however we weren't really satisfied with the service and honesty of the butlers.

Here's what happened during our stay in Samudra Raya Villa:

There were total 6 of us.

We were welcomed with a Balinese lunch that the "chefs" prepared prior to our arrival.

From what Alfred and Charles have agreed on, ONLY THE INGREDIENTS to be charged to the bill.

To our surprise, the lunched amounted to a total of 850 000 Rupiah($92.65).

Here are the photos that Alfred had taken of the lunch:

A simple local Balinese Chicken dish with some chilli flavorings

A very simple KangKong with Fried Onions

Stew Pork with Chilli

Rendang Chicken Wrap

4 SIMPLE DISHES AMOUNTED TO 850 000 RUPIAH?!?!

We're in Bali. Not Bangkok. Food are suppose to be reasonably cheap right? 

The price(just for the ingredients) are abit too ridiculous right?

If you've been to Bali, you will know that a normal meal which look like these(above) cost not more than 300000 Rupiah loh!

Anyway, one of the butler handed us one printed receipt and another handwritten receipt which seems fishy because they can do any changes they want to a handwritten receipt!

We eventually paid even though we kind of know that all the staff were definitely in foul game together.

Not only did we feel conned by the butlers.

The place was poorly maintained as well.

Here are some of the things we've noticed:

1. Shower head has only trickling water, it took forever to have a decent shower.



2. Bathtub too has slow flow of water, the tap ran out of hot water quickly, no way for anyone to have a good bath. 


3. Floor tiles are extremely slippery, very dangerous. 


4. There's no door to separate the bedroom and toilet, hence the bedroom doesn't get cool even with aircon running. 


5. There's no float or buoy in the deep pool, all the luxury villas we've been to they have that for safety reason. 


6. There's no maintenance of the daybed, flees or bugs bit us while we lied down. 


7. Dining chairs are full of stains. 


8. Kitchen cabinets are cracked up. 


9. We complained one toilet light was down on first day and no one fixed it. 


10. One bedroom aircon was down on first day and no one fixed it either. 


11. The stools at the deep pool are way past expiration. 


12. Something wrong with the dvd player in the entertainment room, it couldn't play any dvd. 


13. First aid box has dirty bandage and dirty bottles in there. 


14. Barbeque pit was so rusty beyond belief. 


15. Bird poo on the day lounges by the pool. 


16. One sink wouldn't drain in toilet. 


17. 200 meters long rough road to walk every night with nearly no presence of lights. 


18. No tv in bedroom. No chairs in bedroom. 

19.There's no wifi in bedrooms as promised. 


It was so sad to see such a nice beautiful villa being poorly managed by the staffs and worst of all they are dishonest:



















We've written to the management of Samudra Raya Villa but we did not get any reply.

Definitely will not recommend any of you to stay in this villa. 

There are so many other villas in Bali. 

The amount that we paid for this villa definitely doesn't translate to the service that we received.

Enough said. 

Time to move on to more happier events! 

For our 5 days 4 night stay in Bali, we were constantly walking around and exploring all the tourist-y areas in Bali!

Here are some photos that I've taken:

#selfie for Day 1 adventure

An #ootd of my outfit! 

Had to take a photo of this cigarette!
Can you believe 6 of us bought two rows of cigarettes ( total 40 packets )at the airport?
 we finished them all during our stay in Bali!!!
#badhabits
#breathestillsmellsgoodbtw
(from left) Darren, Alfred and Me

Bought this at the airport!
I recommend all of you to get this!
I'm not a coffee drinker but this is so addictive!
We bought four bottles of these and we finish 3 of them in Bali!
LOL! 

We went to the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
(located at Jalan Wenara Wana).
It's my first time coming to this place and Roy was telling me how exciting it will be to be able to feed the monkeys in real life!


Group photo!
(from left) Darren, Ernz, Roy and Me






Baby monkey!
Look how cute (and dirty) they are!LOL!






#HowToSpotASingaporean

So cute!
Two lovely monkey couple searching one another for fleas.



Charles and Alfred!



Group photo before we leave for Potato Head Beach Club for dinner!




Nice monuments and I wondered how they even carved this out from rocks!







NEXT ... We went to Potato Head Beach Club for dinner!



We went to chill by the bar first because we arrive an hour early for our dinner reservation.
Check out my Mango Caipirinha!
Very good!
Must try!
Very fruity cocktail!
Don't know what liqueur they mixed with but it's very "smooth"!


Time for dinner!

*drools*












Group photo after we finished our meals!
Look at our shack faces!
Our bellies are too full to smile!



Meanwhile, I ran to the shore to take a photo of these cheerful messages to my lovely BFF.
It was during her PH drama!
Felt really bad that I was not with her when the drama started!
Luckily the news have died eventually.
All I can say is we are all imperfect and flawed.
Nobody, even as much as they might claim so, has a picture perfect past, a zero mistake record for the ups and downs of life.
What makes us worth all the devotion and love is our ability to grow, sympathize and put ourselves in each others shoes and slowly start to understand why some things happen.

A selfie before we leave!

Group photos time in the toilet!
Look at crazy Darren behind Alfred!
I fucking love this toilet!
IT'S DAMN COOLING AND CHIO!






After our sumptuous dinner at Potato Head, we went to this lovely restaurant along Kuta Beach to chill!

There's pool table inside as well!

HAHAHA ordered for myself yet another Bintang beer!
Look what I've nomming after dinner!
Mango sticky rice!
Jialat!
#FatFuckForever


We ended our day early!
My tummy was too full to walk to the clubs along Kuta!
Evenetually, we decided to head back to our villa.

New day!
New adventures in Bali!
Wore a singlet that I've bought from FleshImp!
I know the boss Nicholas personally and his shop does carry very chio stuffs! Do check it out if you're in Scape!


Look what I've spotted outside our villa!
Very kampong-ish lifestyle I must say!

First stop, we went to Five Monkeys for lunch!
They sell really good burgers and milkshakes btw!
Do check it out. It's along many shop houses!



#badhabits

Slurping my milkshake!

#BurgerTime

Nice interior in Five Monkeys as well!

Next... we headed to Kuta beach to unwind!
We ordered beers and just sat by the beach!
Very "lekpak" lifestyle!
I love it!
Sometimes it's good to just unwind, sit by the beach and reflect about every little that happen in my life!
No work commitments. No dramas.
Just me and mother nature!




LOL!
So Alfred came up with this funny idea to take a photo of everyone from a very high angle because it makes our heads look extremely big!
#SillyThingsWeDoWhenWeAreBored!
Of course we must present our most orgasm faces!
First up... Darren!


I've decided to pull a Miley Cyrus!
LOL!
*CRINGE*




We ended our day at this mall along Kuta Beach (can't really remember the name).
Took a photo of this event happening inside the mall where they had goats, rabbits and chickens for children to play with.
There was this one boy who keep grabbing animals, swing them around and just throw them to the ground.
The mother just stood there and pretend nothing had happen!
Very jialat!

#AnotherDayInBali
First stop, we went to a random road side food stall to settle our lunch.
Judging from Roy's expression, *YES* the cleanliness of the place was bad!
We didn't notice how they prepare their food but by the looks of the place we predict it's quite bad as well!
To our surprise, the food turns out to be not bad!
Very simple (yet yummy) local dishes!






After our lunch, we arrived at Ulu Watu Cliff!
One of the popular tourist attractions in Bali!


We have to cover our legs with a cloth because we were told that it was a sign of respect to the temple!






Look at the breathtaking view!

We went back to Kuta Beach to unwind again!


Last photo before we bid goodbye to this lovely place and to Bali!
Would like to thank Alfred, Charles, Roy, Darren and Ernz for making this trip so memorable!

Very grateful that I can have this short getaway and I really enjoyed myself!

I will definitely missed our nonsense jokes!

The best part is we didn't really have an itinerary of where we wanna go or what we wanna do, we just google any interesting places with our phones and head straight to the location!

Look forward to travel with you guys again!

Before I end this blogpost, PLEASE TAKE NOTE if you're travelling to Bali.

PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK YOUR RECEIPT IF YOU MAKE ANY PURCHASE AT "K MART",( BALI'S VERSION OF 7-11) BECAUSE THEY ARE DISHONEST AND WE HAD CAUGHT THEM NUMEROUS TIME OVERCHARGING US! 

WORST PART IS ... THEY DID NOT EVEN CLOSE THE CASHIER BOX WHICH MEANS THEY CAN OVERCHARGE YOU AND MOST LIKELY POCKET IN THAT EXTRA MONEY!

IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT THE MONEY. IT'S ABOUT THEM TREATING US TOURISTS AS FOOLS!

Be safe and I'll update my blog soon.

Signing Off
Eric Lim