SINGAPOPERA, a celebration of the musicals of Dick Lee spanning 30 years of theatrical productions, is a ferociously enjoyable show. Truth be told, I was never one to take interest in the local theatre/musical scene and after all the talent I witnessed last night, I must admit regret not having done so sooner. Every performance was stupendously good. From dynamic vocals to showmanship, these musical geniuses made us laugh, cry, sing along and most of all, they made us PROUD. 

I feel obliged to refer to Dick Lee as Sir Dick Lee from now on. When he jokingly referred to himself as Asia’s Andrew Lloyd Webber during the show, I couldn’t help but agree with him. After all, the man is arguably one of the most successful composers in this part of world. We all know the words to Fried Rice Paradise and Home. Most of us have sung along to Bunga Sayang at some point on our lives. Let’s just say, his songs have left an impact on us over the last 30 years and hearing them live in a span of 2 hours is nothing short of phenomenal; not forgetting the theatrics thrown into each performance. To single out one would be too difficult. But some of my favourites include Now China has a son performed (Benjamin Chow), Look a little closer (Dwayne Lau), When all the tears have dried (Alemay Fernandez) and Bunga Sayang by the entire cast.

I could go on about SINGAPOPERA for days but I think I’ve said enough. There’s much to be missed if you don’t grab your tickets now!

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SINGAPOPERA – a celebration of the musicals of Dick Lee

SINGAPOPERA is a celebration of the musicals of Dick Lee, spanning 30 years of theatrical productions and an extensive repertoire of songs from most popular musical productions.

Songs from shows like Fried Rice Paradise, Beauty World, Sing To The Dawn, Nagraland, Forbidden City, amongst others, will be performed by a stellar cast of Singapore’s musicals stars like Sebastian Tan, Alemay Fernandez, Denise Tan, Dwayne Lau, Frances Lee, Benjamin Chow, Cheryl Chitty Tan and Dick Lee. Singapopera’s cast will be  accompanied by a 9piece band, led by Musical Director Indra Ismail.

The concert also celebrates the 30th anniversary of Beauty World, as well as the 20th anniversary of the most successful Chinese musical, Snow.Wolf.Lake.

Dick Lee
Alemay Fernandez
Sebastian Tan
Denise Tan
Dwayne Lau
Frances Lee
Benjamin Chow
Cheryl Chitty Tan

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Cutting-edge PicoWay Laser for flawless skin

I heard about Drs Chua and Partners recently and I wanted to check out the various treatments their clinic provided as I am all about skincare. They are one of the few clinics in Singapore who have the PicoWay laser treatment available and what better place to undergo such a treatment than with a clinic. When I arrived with my colleague and friend Aiz, Dr Chua recommended that he try the PicoWay laser treatment for his prominent acne scars while I try the HydraFacial instead. Aiz has always wanted to treat his acne scars and this was the perfect opportunity for him to do so.

Aiz’s clean face before treatment

Dr Chua took some photos of Aiz before the treatment then briefed him thoroughly on what to expect during and after.

Pic taken before treatment

About PicoWay Resolve

Utilising a unique technology where the laser pulses are delivered in picoseconds (one trillionth of a second), PicoWay treatments deliver small bursts of laser energy that penetrates deep into the skin. This not only stimulates the body’s healing response but also breaks up pigmentation in a speedy and efficient manner.


PicoWay has three main benefits: it enables the removal of multi-coloured and recalcitrant tattoos, works to remove benign pigmented lesions, and helps to treat skin irregularities.

Safety eyewear to protect your eyes from the intense laser light

PicoWay helps to stimulate the skin’s repair mechanism while jumpstarting collagen production in order to heal the skin and increase tissue elasticity. Beverly Hills-based Dr Harold Lancer and dermatologist to renowned celebrities has even used it on personalities such as Nicole Richie, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Scarlett Johansson to great effects.

Studies have shown that PicoWay’s short pulse delivery means that less energy is used, resulting in less heat being emitted during the treatment, thereby allowing for quicker recovery times. The treatment is thus more comfortable than traditional lasers and is suitable for most skin types.

Skin after treatment

Clients who may be interested in this treatment include those looking for the most painless tattoo or pigmentation removal solution out there or anyone looking for an anti-aging treatment with minimal risk and discomfort. Mild redness can be expected immediately after treatment. A calming cream will be applied along with a chemical-free sunblock to the treated area to soothe and protect the skin.

Aiz and Dr Chua after treatment

“We decided to introduce the PicoWay laser into our clinic’s portfolio because it is the next frontier in laser technology. Its picosecond pulse enables faster clearance of tattoos and pigments as well as skin rejuvenation in only a few treatments. It is truly an effective yet comfortable laser that looks set to become the leading laser treatment in the industry,” said Dr Chua about bringing PicoWay into his clinic.

About Drs Chua & Partners

Drs Chua & Partners is a family clinic with a special interest in aesthetics and tattoo removal. Located conveniently in the Bukit Merah heartlands, signature treatments at the clinic include PicoWay, CoolSculptingTM and HydraFacialTM. Helmed by Dr Kevin Chua and his wife Dr Iroshini Chua, the clinic also has its own line of cosmeceutical products called Dr Kevin Chua Aesthetics. For more information, please visit

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YOUTHNIVERSE – The Global Youth Singapore Street Festival 2018

The Singapore Street Festival Official launch held at Bugis + level 2 atrium yesterday, was nothing short of fantastically fun and throughly inspiring.

There were various amazing performances and activities which included The Lion City Bboys who won last year’s BOTY SG and represented Singapore to compete in the South Asia Finals in Thailand, as well as other impressive performances such as Street Football, Academy of Rock (AOR) Performers, Belly Dance featuring children dancers, Kendama J-feature, Yoyo, Hip Hop and Erick Guansing.

Erick Guansing

About Singapore Street Festival (SSF)

Singapore Street Festival is a yearly event offering the opportunity for youth to showcase their diverse talents, skills and capabilities in the performing arts, visual arts, popular lifestyle trends, fashion, urban sports, entrepreneurship, technology, health, environment and design. 

SSf is also featured in SHINE Festival, supported by SHINE Festival and Academy of Rock.

Founded in 2002 by one of Singapore’s most prolific independent producers Ms. Annie Pek, the Singapore Street Festival is a yearly non-profit social and community event offering youths the opportunity to showcase their diverse skills and capabilities in the performing arts, visual arts, popular lifestyle trends fashion, urban sports, entrepreneurship, technology, health, environment and design. Not limited to Singapore only but also across the region and the international arena too, SSF has become familiar in youth’s hearts and minds as the genre and medium of their dreams and their passion.

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Tatinis Art Show presents Evanna Fashion House by Vandana Talwar

The Tatinis Art Show returned this June at the F1 Pit Building. Showcasing both local and international artists. The 3 day event offered a diverse selection of contemporary artworks across a variety of styles and mediums including paintings, sculpture, and photography. Several special sessions also enticed and entertained the masses including a “Fashion Meets Art” segment.

My favourite pick of the night was the runway show featuring gorgeous dresses and jewelry by none other than Evanna Fashion House.

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Vandana Talwar is the founder and fashion designer of Evanna Fashion House. Vandana is also one
of the most sought after designers in the International fashion industry. She’s known
for piloting multiple successful brands such as “Agragrami”,” “Bohemian Jewellery”, ”Rent amenity” and their eco fashion brand – “Mikhadi”.

Her versatile designs cater to both men and women. She creates clothes for strong women and men who are not afraid to be successful, and who are not afraid to fail. After all, success is a journey, not a destination.
She create clothes for women and men who see their goals and understand the obstacles but
can create a positive picture in their minds.. Her apparels are not only flattering to the female’s
curves and silhouettes but each design is a classic form-fitting numbers that will by no
means go out of trend.

After launching her company in 2011, She participated in a few exhibitions and organised
many fashion shows in Singapore,and joined few International fashion week, such as – “Miami
fashion week” and “Mercedes fashion week Australia”. Agragrami was noticed. Since then,
and the label became renowned.

Agragrami clothes are very feminine, and they flatter the female silhouette.
Since Evanna fashion house is an exclusive Fashion company, all their clothes can be fitted,
and they keep this as one of their key services.
With Mikhadi, we elaborated on the requirements of the Indian climate and created a fashion
label that employs the most wearable fabrics, which remain cool in summer and warm during

The khadi fabric is appreciated for the firmness of their material. The range of clothes that
can be made with it is wide and stretches from blazers, jackets and Tunics to handbags for
women and men.

At heart, EVANNA FASHION HOUSE is all about slow fashion. They do not mass-produce their
designs; instead, look into every element of our customers’ needs and desires. We make
dreams come true.

Evanna fashion House designs are brave and creative to blend different fashion elements to
design, which leads the way for international fashion and culture.Evanna vanguard design
concept and diversified jewellery has been treated as a wind vane in fashion. Evanna holds its
young and energetic orientation, and also it is popular with young people at home and abroad
all the time.

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My top 3 tips for Mothers this Mother’s Day

My child is NOT ME

Yes I know what the right thing to do is. I have a good idea of which actions to take in order to obtain the most desirable outcome. I have a strong mind and my taste in people, places and things work in my favour. But I’m 23 years older than my son and I belong to Generation X while he is a Millennial. Things were (obviously) different in my generation. Our parents were different, our life experiences were different, our peers were different, our teachers and mentors were different; the economical, cultural and social landscape was different but that didn’t stop me from trying to make him think, feel and act the way I would have at his age???!!! Clearly that never worked out for either of us because of all the reasons stated above. The more I pushed for us to be aligned in our values and beliefs, the more evident it became that we weren’t. My son is not and will never be ME and the day I stopped fighting it and chose to see things through his lenses was the day our relationship took a turn for the better. Through exercising more compassion and understanding, I’ve gotten much more out of our relationship. He’s less guarded and more open to allowing me in knowing that I will try my best to put myself in his shoes. The more I see him for himself and not for who I want him to be, the more room I give him to grow into a healthy, well-adjusted young man.

No. 2

I do NOT know everything

I may have had some major life experiences and gone through things many may have not, BUT I am not THE KNOWER OF EVERYTHING. I don’t know what it’s like to be a 20year old struggling with young people problems in 2018. I don’t know what the hype with Snapchat is about or how to use words such as Bae, Lit and Feels without sounding like an absolute moron. And this is just me stating a few things about growing up in this generation that I’m not familiar with. Don’t even get me started on what it’s like to have my life splashed all over Facebook with or without my consent or to worry about when or where that questionable photo of me will show up, or how my relationship status should become public knowledge the moment I’m in or out of one! All these stresses and demands are things I know little or nothing about and I should admit that as a parent. My child may know way more than me in some instances and my willingness to switch roles and be the learner and listener has proven to be extremely helpful in improving our communication with each other. He has expressed appreciation for the times I’ve shown vulnerability and unawareness. In his own words he says it makes me ‘more human and relatable’ and I can deal that because I am:)

No. 3

I AM Mother first, friend second

Being a single mother (before I tied the knot again 4 years ago), I always felt the need to over compensate and because I didn’t have much money I did it with leniency. I wanted so badly to win my child’s approval, that the thought of denying him of anything was usually the last resort. My idea of a great mother-child relationship was one where he could feel free to say or do anything around me. This is when I learnt that being flexible and being lenient are not one and the same. Clear boundaries should always be set. While it’s fun to be the fun parent and nice to see our child feel comfortable around us, our role is not to make life and fun and comfortable as possible, our role is to nurture and guide them. We should never forget that we are role models in their eyes and role models have a specific role to play. A role which influences our child positively. Saying NO is necessary sometimes and we should not second guess ourselves when we do. Age appropriate chores and tasks help our children learn responsibility. Setting expectations and holding them accountable for wrongdoings is a prerequisite. It’s always going to be tough to strike a balance but not doing so could result in a much tougher road ahead. So remember, you can be their pal but you should be their Mother first.

With that, Happy Mother’s Day!!!



I’m not a diamonds and pearls girl. I’m not even a bags girl but I do know and love my fragrances. My love for perfumes began with my maternal grandmother who smelled like roses, thanks to the Charlie fragrance she always had on. Hence my strong appreciation for floral scents.

Fragrances do for me what Hermes bags or 20 carat diamond rings do for most women. I love it when I walk into a room and get asked what perfume I’m wearing. I especially love it when I’m told I smell lovely. It gives me a major boost and puts me in the perfect mood each time. I stumbled upon Good Girl by Carolina Herrera as I was walking through the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai. A salesgirl walked up to me and gave me a whiff. Usually I’m not one to buy a bottle of perfume recommended to me by a salesperson. What I normally do is go online and check out top 10 fragrances of the year and then I go to the store and test them all out before I make the purchase. But it was different with Good Girl. I was sold on the spot. It’s an everyday perfume for the good girl who knows how to be bad (ME). The smell of white Sambac jasmine and tuberose in contrast with the mysterious notes of tonka bean and cocoa are just so inviting to say no to.

Buying perfume is one thing, but applying it correctly is another. Here’s how it’s done:

And remember:
1. Don’t cover your perfume up with your clothing.
2. Sweat can destroy your scent faster than you’d like.
3. Don’t RUB, just spray!
4. Apply perfume on your HAIR. It sticks and stays on longer.
5. Moisturise before applying. Smooth and soft skin lock the scent in better.
6. Spray 5 to 7 inches away for best results.
7. Reapply every 4 hours
8. OWN your scent. Wear it like a rock star!!!

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KnowMe 2018 – Get to Know Rare Disorders Society of Singapore (RDSS) with iROO

It was one the rarest moments in my life; meeting with the families of RDSS opened my eyes to a world ALL of us should learn more about and certainly become involved in. I was in awe of the strength and resilience these family members displayed. Our daily struggles are nowhere close to theirs, yet all I saw was hope, tenacity and fulfilment on each of their faces. It’s experiences like these that give me a whole new perspective on what’s important and what’s not. And this is why I choose to be part of the iROO/RDSS KnowMe2018 Campaign Drive.

Why Support this Cause?

RDSS members are faced with several issues such as insults and criticism hurled at them or people simply avoiding them believing that patients with rare diseases are contagious etc. Only when the members from RDSS get together do they feel stronger and motivated by each other. Can you imagine being on the receiving end of such negativity all because people don’t know enough? Isn’t that sad and frustrating to say the least? This is why spreading the word and  learning as much as we can about rare disorders and doing what we can to raise awareness is so critical. We can grow and see change only when we do our part to make it happen. 

Only $6.80 for a great cause at iROO stores islandwide
iROO Limited Edition ‘Know Me’ Charity T-shirt

Want to play your part and fun have doing it?
An outing to the Jurong Bird Park will be held on 5 May also to honour all mothers from RDSS families in conjunction with Mother’s Day.  The nett proceeds from the sale of the Charity T-shirts will also be officially donated to RDSS on this day.  The media is invited to join us for this closing event. Do come!

About RDSS
The Rare Disorders Society (Singapore) is currently the only organisation focusing and supporting only on rare disease patients in Singapore. Unlike other charities that focus on specific disease group or made rare genetic disease as one of the supported group, RDSS accepts and supports ALL patients currently diagnosed with rare diseases, including those undiagnosed cases.

There’s so much good work to be done and tons of fun to be had doing it. We hope you come onboard, lend a hand and learn while you’re at it!

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SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF Serum – The Mother of all serums

With the new year comes being a year older and with that comes a certain level of anxiety. While it may not mean much when you’re 18 or 25, it starts to have more of an impact once you hit 35 AND you’re a woman. I hate admitting it but I’ve found freedom in verbalizing my fears, one of them being the woes of aging. I truly dread the day my wrinkles start to show and my skin starts to sag. I won’t make any apology for sounding superficial because you & I both know that we all have the same fear even if we differ in our approach to addressing it. It’s there. It exist.

I know of some who decide to go on and on about growing old and the ailments that come with it. I know of some who truly believe that age is just a number and act whichever number they resonate with most. And then there’s ME. I fall somewhere in between, where I’ve come to accept that I am getting older yet I still haven’t found the need to turn into a granny just yet. I am on a mission to look as young as I can for as long as I can and if you are too, then follow me.

So what do I do now that it’s 2018 and I’ve about to turn (not telling you)? I use whatever anti-aging weapons that are available to me. My favourite weapon TODAY being the SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF Serum.
You may wonder how my relationship with SkinCeuticals began. Well, here’s the short version. I’d been using Clarins, Lancome, Kiehls, Loccitane, Avene, just to name a few, eons ago. And while all these products have done me well, SkinCeuticals blew em all out the water.

I have dark skin and although that comes with certain benefits, most of us tend to have hyperpgimentation, uneven skintones, light coloured patches here and there and dark patches on our chins etc. And unlike women with light skin, we aren’t spoilt for choice in the cosmetics department. Covering up our flaws while maintaining a radiant glow is an arduous task. Most of us tend to look grey even with colour correctors and bronzers. And this is exactly the reason why focussing on SKINCARE, as opposed to the best concealor in the market, is key.

Think about it this way. Even if we did master the art of perfect makeup for our skintone, we’d still be miserable when the foundations, blushers and powders come off. Which woman does not mind looking bad without her makeup on? NONE! I like to see my skin looking bright and my skintone even, when my makeup’s off. I love not having to hate looking in the mirror at night before I go to bed or in the morning when I wake up. Hence my search for the perfect serum began from the moment I turned 35. Through all that filtering, googling, shopping, speaking to beauticians and skin therapists, I learned that Vitamin C is a superstar for its proven antioxidant properties and that a good serum with vitamin C will make all the difference. Hence I was fortunate to finally find and fall in love with SKINCEUTICALS PHLORETIN CF 7 months ago. My skin has become visibly more even, supple and certainly younger looking. Dolling myself up takes less effort and the BEST part, I can now leave the house with practically nothing on my face and still be told I have great skin!!!

A friend once said to me that when you have something good in hand, the right thing to do is to share it. So I’ve decided to share this remarkable find with you.

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Protect and transform your skin with SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF, a daytime face serum with antioxidant Vitamin C to help keep skin safe from damaging environmental factors.

Working to protect skin while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and discoloration, the serum melts effortlessly in, and once absorbed, will remain effective for a minimum of 72 hours. Utilizing a patented synergistic combination of 2% Phloretin, 10% Pure Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid), and 0.5% Ferulic Acid, the formula delivers enhanced protection against atmospheric skin aging, such as UVA/UVB rays and ozone pollution, and will improve skin tone to promote a more even-looking complexion.

Ideal for normal, oily and combination skin types.

Free from parabens, fragrance and dye.

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