My number one pet peeve

Today I’m going to cover a topic that many people face, especially in hot and humid Singapore; perspiration and body odour. Whether you experience the problem yourself or know of friends who need some help, this post might just give you the information you need!

Whether we like it or not, our bodies are set to react a certain way to our external environments. And in sunny Singapore, I’m sure many of you can agree that the heat here gets pretty intense. The all-glorious tropical sun does no good to us keeping fresh and clean throughout the day. I recall many incidences when I constantly had to check my armpits and ask close friends (of course) to assess my level of odour. Not pleasant at all!!

 

I think it’s especially pressurizing for us girls cause guys seem to live in their own bubble where girls don’t perspire, fart, burp, smell, etc. So conforming to society’s norms of being a lady, we are expected even more to upkeep our personal hygiene. Funny thing though, I know quite a number of friends of mine who don’t seem to perspire much! And some of them…have never heard of the word deodorant!

 

Most people, especially females, have the common misconception on being “light” sweaters. Not perspiring easily doesn’t mean that you don’t need to be mindful of your body odour! I sometimes fall prey to the lazy bug and don’t apply deodorant when I leave the house – which I immediately regret when I step into the sun. I’m not saying I perspire gallons of water but I do see the need for deodorant, especially in a climate like ours.

 

The worst experience would have to be at the gym. I was in a complete state of daze when a LADY walked passed me with excruciating body odour, and I couldn’t help but to pinch my nose and run to the toilet.

 

And here’s where Rexona comes in – The launch of Rexona 3 works on a new technology such that it responds directly to movement. The deodorant contains microcapsules that burst and release fragrances and eliminates bacteria when reacted with movements, all at once! Which means that you can actually do more of what you love without having to worry that you smell bad at any point in the day.

 

Most people remain unaware of their own personal freshness level due to the misconception of being a light sweater! But allow me to shed some light about that… Most of us actually underestimate the amount of sweat we’re producing. Apparently there are several factors that trigger perspiration, beyond the usual factor that we all know – weather. Our perspiration levels can be easily doubled by 5 factors – stress, emotions, humidity, heat and even light movement! We experience these in our every day routine and now you know how easily we can sweat. It takes only ONE drop of sweat, mixed with bacteria to produce odour!

 

That being said, it means that a morning shower is not enough to freshen up and stay odour-free for the rest of the day, because bacteria comes back quickly and together with sweat, odour is produced. Especially for our underarm areas, because there is particularly light movement there, so bacteria gets trapped and hence producing odour. So even for light sweaters, beware!
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And here’s where Rexona comes in – The launch of Rexona 3 works on a new technology such that it responds directly to movement. The deodorant contains microcapsules that burst and release fragrances and eliminates bacteria when reacted with movements, all at once! Which means that you can actually do more of what you love without having to worry that you smell bad at any point in the day.
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Since becoming a daily user of Rexona, I’ve passed the “freshness” test omgeeeh! By passing the test, it means that I have been able to remain dry and smell fresh throughout the day. Trying the product for myself is a testament to how effective it really is. COMPLETE AWESOMENESS! As such, I’m totally assured I smell like a ~flower~ throughout the day, keeping my confidence levels way up! This is the perfect add-on to my active lifestyle!

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Personally, the best possible way of allowing Rexona to work its magic is to apply it immediately after every shower. Applying Rexona after a morning shower ensures that you retain the post-bath freshness and cleanliness and feel dry all day. I always leave the house with my Rexona in hand; it’s my number one gym and school essential. Since it is so small, its easily fits into any of my gym bags and doesn’t take up much space 🙂

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Furthermore the new Rexona has a lock function, so as to prevent any unintended spraying!
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Rexona is really a great product that I count on daily! I’ve never felt uncomfortable in my own skin since I started using this product.

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For you Rexona lovers out there (and even those who have yet to try this beauty), you can stand a chance to be one of 10 lucky winners to win exclusive Rexona giveaways. Winners will be picked monthly by the Rexona team from July to October 2014. All you gotta do is answer the questions held each month from July to October by leaving a comment below the post at (http://bit.ly/RexonaStayFresh01). Head over to Rexona’s Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/rexonasingapore) where you can get dips on new product info and promotions!

If you get chosen by the Rexona team, do drop them a buzz via Facebook’s PM to find out more details about the prize!

Have fun and good luck! 😉

 

 

THANK YOU SINGTEL!

I had a pretty terrible experience with M1 previously and I knew I had to start my search for a new telco after a recent spam of angry tweets.

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But I swear I wasn’t overreacting in any way!! I’ve always been a loyal customer of M1, it being the only telecom I used since purchasing my first mobile. I never had any issues with M1 and the quality of their service until I moved to Toa Payoh. Honestly speaking I never thought I would experience problems with reception in TOA PAYOH?!
I even had problems receiving a signal in my own house… I just brushed it off thinking that it wouldn’t be much of an issue in the long run, but nothing really changed a few months down the road. So I decided to give M1 a call to inquire about the poor reception in my area. They told me that the problem was because I was in a newly developed HDB block and the signal was not able to reach the area. M1 assured me that the problem would be resolved in a couple of weeks, but it’s been 2 years.. and no change.

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ARGH?!

Made a trip down to SingTel after hearing how trouble-free it is from my friends and found out about the Youth Plan offered by SingTel which is a life-saver if you are a student like me!
A few weeks into my new plan and all I can say is .. It is so awesome?!?!?!!? The signal now has dramatically improved and considering that I still get a strong signal in school is a total plus point! Since it’s pretty much impossible to get an actual connection in CJ! Compared to the previous plan I was contracted with, I honestly believe that SingTel caters specifically to the youths! They know what exactly what we want! Which is more DATA and FREE STUFF *_*
Compared to the measly 2GB I had to survive on previously, this is complete heaven. Twitter/Insta/YouTube being able to load in a matter of seconds! I now no longer have to deal with waiting for my god damn video to load on Youtube and worry about exceeding my data each month when I stream and surf videos and shop online …

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OH YEAH

 

 

Screen Shot 2014-07-05 at 1.33.28 amHere’s a comparison to what SingTel has to offer (1st 2 columns) compared to the other telcos! It only takes a glance to who is the clear winner here! To break down in words, SingTel is currently offering an additional 10% discount off your monthly bill and an additional 1 GB worth of data and no data charge when you use Amped!
But that’s not all!
LAST BUT NO LEAST!!!!!!!! If you sign up for a new line under my name:
http://www.singtelshop.com/saffronsharpe
YOU WILL GET (Only for LITE and VALUE plan) :
> $50 off all handsets (excl iPhone) on Youth Plan sign ups
> FREE 2GB additional data with which means 5GB in total if you sign up for the Lite plan and 6GB when you sign up for the Value Plan l!!! (SO WORTH IT ?!)
I believe you guys should be a pro at online shopping just like me! It’s pretty amazing that you can now purchase your phone and sign up for a new line at SingTel ‘s e-shop which is verified 100% SAFE and the entire process is so hassle free I am so thankful I don’t have to be dragged up early to go down to a physical store only to collect a queue number and wait forever. And now you no longer have to trouble your parents to bring you down because you can do it yourself!!!
Here’s how you do it:
1. Sign up for an account

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You need to have either a SingTelshop.com or OnePass account in order to make a purchase online. If you do not have any of these accounts, simply register for one. With an account, you may login for find out additional discount available just for you.

That being said, you only have to be above 18 to qualify to sign up for a new line just like me! Do not worry if you are not yet 18, all you need is a photo of your parent/guardian/guarantor’s IC when you apply online. And if you were to head down to the SingTel shops, your parent/guardian/guarantor needs to be present too.

2. Select your phone

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After keying in your particulars, you can start browsing through the phone you want in this catalogue! Not only that, the link allows you to compare the price and specs of the phones you want all in one page!

3. Select for a new number! Or if you are an existing StarHub or M1 user, you can still retain the number by selecting the option below!

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4. Select a youth plan you like!

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All youth plans here will get a promotional 10% discount off your monthly bill and an additional 1 GB worth of data from SingTel. From my link, you will get the additional 2GB and $50 off handset discount only for the ‘Lite’ and ‘Value Youth’ Plan for new sign ups only!

5. Confirm your order!

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Once you get to this page, you will be able to see the $50 off handset discount at the bottom of the page. The additional 2GB that you will be getting from me will be reflected once the bill is mailed over to you! And the perks from me is only valid when you sign up for a new line !

Pretty simple right? Delivery will only take 3-4 days for the phone to reach your place and you can choose to pay by cash, NETS or credit card!
If you are still more comfortable to head down to the physical store together with your parents and still want to enjoy the perks from my link, you’ll have to email contest@gushcloud.com with your Name, Contact Number and let them know you are my reader and the voucher will be mailed to you directly for you to redeem at the shop!
Here’s a couple of FAQ to clear your doubt:
1. Who is eligible for the Youth Plan?
a) All students with valid local student cards
b) Full time NS men with service status “NSF” in their 11B identity card and aged 25 years and below at the point of sign up, excluding regulars
Do note that only 1 student card or 11B IC is applicable per youth plan. Any customer with both a valid local student card and an 11B will not be eligible to apply to 2 youth plans under his name.

3. To which Youth Plans are the perks applicable?

Only the Lite and Value Youth Plans enjoy the perks, so do select either of these when signing up for a new line/re-contracting.

4. Can I only sign up for this plan online?
You may also sign up for this Youth Plan at any SingTel shop, but do note that there are some special perks only available to those who sign up through my link : www.singtelshop.com/saffronsharpe

5. How does the phone trade-in work?
If you have a phone you’d like to trade in, there is an optional segment before check-out to offset your one-time payment. Select which phone you would like to trade in, and present it to the delivery person at point of delivery

Help spread the love to your friends or family members about this exclusive perks that SingTel is offering together with me!!!!
Thanks SINGTEL ❤

Seoul: Hongdae

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Had the best experience at the Dog and Cat Cafe in Hongdae! ❤ (Bau house- 394-44 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul. (Je-il Building, rear entrance, 1st floor). Probably the most student friendly district in Seoul, considering that Hongkik University is a stroll away. I honestly couldn’t believe my eyes when I arrived at Hongdae which was a couple of minutes away by train. (thankfully) Wasn’t expecting much since it was indeed a “university” district, i mean what could there possibly be in an area filled with students. How wrong was I? The place is bustling with energy, close to exploding with the amount of people wandering around. Not in anyway uncomfortable, it added to the whole atmosphere of Hongdae. The night life which was the best thing about Seoul hands down really elevated my experience in Korea. The bars were so different from anything in Singapore and considering the fact that you could walk aimlessly down the streets added to the easiness of traveling in Seoul. Every part bar in Hongdae had a different concept, some were hawaiian themed, some based on an eccentric rock band. But we finally settled on a tiny bar named after Lucky Strike. Drinks were cheap, considering that the bartender told me that a beer costing $5 was labelled as pricy?! Which is a miracle here in Singapore. The whole bar was covered in lucky strike posters and many signed dollar bills by happy customers.

One of the main intentions of loitering around Seoul alone i.e Joy and I, was to make some Korean friends. But I think the slogan of “the tourist police, your first friend in Seoul” kinda stuck around till we coincidentally met a friend from Singapore. We went out for drinks but couldn’t resist the temptation to CLUB. The one thing u have to do when u come to Seoul is to party! We went to Club MAMA- pretty sleazy but a heck of a lot fun and followed by Club Cocoon! The night ended when the sun rose.. a serious state of shock went I left the building felt like I attended a mass party but it was considered the norm in Seoul!? Wanna party now after typing this…