#ShapeRun and things I nv thought I would accomplish

its a little bit funny… what growing up means and does to you.. I for one have done a few things which i never thought i would at 16. it’s almost a decade now so i decided to make a list..

  1. Study beyond a Diploma
  2. Work in the IT/Manufacturing industry
  3. Holiday in the US/Europe before I’m 30
  4. Succumb to societal pressures (look pretty, stay slim, get married n have kids, what else?)
  5. Do any other form of exercise except my favourite sports (esp since I’m forever done with Napfa)

But guess what…

  1. Study beyond a Diploma I actually graduated with a Degree and a pretty decent GPA at that =O
  2. Work in the IT/Manufacturing industry IVE BEEN IN IT FOR THE LAST 2 YEARS!!?!?!?
  3. Holiday in the US/Europe before I’m 30 Thanks to Shawn being posted to the U.S. for training, his kind sponsorship and a lot of krisflyer miles… I’ve been to NY! and then there’s short after work trips in Orlando and SF…!! Blessed me
  4. Succumb to societal pressures (look pretty, stay slim, get married n have kids, what else?) I invest heavily on make-up, all things beauty & fashion and I lust for branded bags 😦 not to mention all the dieting
  5. Do any other form of exercise except my favourite sports (esp since I’m forever done with Napfa)  …..

I COMPLETED MY FIRST EVER 10KM CHALLENGE WITH SHAPE RUN LAST SUNDAY!!! OMG WHAT DID I JUST DO TO MYSELF!! and i actually do feel very happy and accomplished! *oh the horror* I’m already planning to do more runs but this time for charity.. Like the Yellow Ribbon Run for ex-prisoners, Race against Cancer.. or maybe even the Passion Run for the kids… what say you?? (and if you can think of any more I should join, do let me know..) I’m also glad Shawn is very enthusiastic to join me on these runs!! we could be a couple who runs for charity! 😛 Branding in progress..
but anyhow, here are some pictures from the run! I apologize prior for the poor quality from my iphone’s front VGA camera 😦

4D numbers?

4D numbers?

Our 10KM Route

Our 10KM Route

Looking at the route, i kinda wished i joined the pocari run instead. beautiful MBS and gardens by the bay! arghh… the most painful stretch of the route must have been at the F1 pit lane as well as the Nicoll highway stretch. NEVER ENDING!!!

Amanda & Myself at 630am.. ZZZ

Amanda & Myself at 630am.. ZZZ

More buddies! Its like we're 16 again

More buddies! Its like we’re 16 again

I actually had time to stop for a picture. too tired

I actually had time to stop for a picture. too tired.. dont worry i won’t be speeding anytime soon.. NO WAY

Ok. shag face

Ok. shag face

Apart from the shag face. i remember numb feet, cramps and stitches… oh why did i put myself thru more than 1hr of this!!! and my eyes aren’t that small, its the SUN hehe

of cos she had to wait for me

of cos she had to wait for me.. dont look that shag anymore..

We did it!!

We did it!!

although i completed it, i aim to get a much better timing and run a lot more next time. stop a lot less. i think i can!

FOOD

FOOD

and after you perspire like MAD.. its time to refuel! Trying lao ban for the first time and pretty decent i must say.. something new. somehow, eating at Old Airport Road…… the food just doesnt seem as good as i remember anymore, or was it that i bought from the wrong stall? hmmm somehow wasn’t gratifying enough. AND, after the run, i seem to be eating alot more. ARGH wrong thing tt should be happening!! must control diet again!!

ahhh i miss the good old friendship and nonsense. 😀 glad to do this run.. TO MORE RUNS AND BEYOND! i hope you run for a good cause too, if you can’t, do donate and support the cause! 🙂

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#Biore’s amazing new make-up remover

I recently purchased Cleo again for its Beauty Hall of Fame (My must read every year!) and it came with a really mini bottle of Biore’s New make-up remover : Biore Aqua Jelly for us to sample.

Biore Aqua Jelly

Biore Aqua Jelly

Instructions say, pour out an appropriate amount, apply and massage, rinse off and all the make up will come off very quickly. – Really or not! I can imagine how the area around it is going to go all black cos of the removing and might even leave a stain because it has happened before. HOWEVERRRR, I’m not going to chuck it aside just for the sake of it, but instead.. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

The Test: 
I was using Kate’s Black Eyeliner (which sometimes leave a black trace) and a very good long lasting ZA mascara, it’s latest Impact Lashes (this mascara only comes off cleanly with ZA’s own make up remover – I’ve tried 4 different removers! Even water and perspiration does smudge it at all)

Verdict:
The advertisements didnt lie!! I was impressed because what i have on today is usually quite stubborn (even for other Biore make up removers). Not a single trace of black lines remained, no mascara left behind, no black stains surrounding the area which i massaged. and it took me at most 2 mins to remove (i was kiasu and massaged very long). What i especially appreciated was how easy it was to massage the area and how gentle it was on my eyelids. There was no strong scent, just a pleasant light scent and while massaging, it didnt feel all too excessively oily. After washing my whole face with my usual cleanser, my lids feels extra soft and really clean! I FEEL GOOOOOD and HAPPY! 

And guess what, there are additional benefits! 1/3 of it has moisturizing essence which explains the soft feeling! I didnt even need to use a cotton pad which means, extra gentle on my eye lids which will prevent crease lines, sagging etc. OMG IM IN LOVE! I only hope that after using it for a long while, i wont develop pimples nor oily skin which was what the Biore Wipes did to me. Gonna head to Watson’s to buy my first bottle tomorrow ($24.90)! 🙂 YAY!