Hihi! I am Serene Heng:) I was born on 22 December 1988, a huge baby who weighed over 9 pounds. I grew up in a humble house, raised by my adorable parents. I have two elder sisters, 4 nieces, 1 nephew, and 1 rabbit. Hahaha はじめまして。 どうぞよろしくお願いします！
2015 Resolutions1) Learn how to swim
2) Learn to speak the Japanese language
3) Go for dance classes
4) Take part in Oschool Dance Recital
5) Help my P6 students do well for PSLE
6) Decent savings in my bank
7) Run 100km by 2013
`°•.¸¸.•°` Monday, July 5, 2010 `°•.¸¸.•°`Because beneath all the yums yums looking pictures, are layers and layers of photoshop editions slapped on top of the raw pictures. You know how good the photographers can be. Hohoho.
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Credits to Jeffry
Thi is not an advertorial post, just my personal point of view.
To me, my face and complexion are very important because I do photoshoots pretty often. And the last thing I want know is that the photographers cringe when they see me in real person, with or without makeup. Hahaha.
I remember at the start of this year, I went for my very first facial session. It was one of those in-house facial parlour where the beautician converted a room to serve her customers. Then, I had relatively alright complexion with pimples breaking out occasionally. But after that first session, the pimples went on a rampage. =(
More and more started to pop out overnight. As facials done in a house is a lot cheaper than outside (I paid $27 in total), extractions of white/black heads were done manually without the machines. In other words, my beautician squeezed out all the heads using her fingers. Imagine the pain. =( The very next day, my face were hurting so badly even smiling is painful. What to do, this is the amount I paid for.
I was devasted. Facials are supposed to make your complexion becomes better, not worse. I didnt pay money to make myself suffer. In the end, I search through threads in forums and decided to visit a skin doctor for help. I am glad I did.
I went to DRx (Derma-Rx in long) and looked for Dr Nicholas. This was how I looked like when I visited him.
WARNING: UGLY PICTURES AHEAD.
On the first session, I paid over $300 plus for consultation, oral antibiotics, a bottle of Comedone Formula (CF), Blemish Formula (BF) and Acne Spot Lotion (ASL). After using them religiously for around a week, my skin started to peel. Subsequently follow-ups were cheaper, costing around $50 - $100 depending on the medicine you need. I also requested for Lightener (X) to lighten the acne marks. I am on my 3rd month of antibiotics now and OMG. I dare to step out of the house without make-up now. HAHAHA.
Pimples have stopped appearing, probably due to the anti-biotics I am eating. I went for DRx facial once and OMG... Onto the 2nd cream/cleanser that she applied on my face, I could feel how smooth my face have become, even without touching my face. They use a machine (Sonic Cleansing) to clear out the white heads so the entire session was pain-free! Except for the part where stubborn blackheads refuse to come out. Hohoho. My pores are much much smaller now. Of course, the cost is higher. I paid $108 if I never remember wrongly. Nonetheless, I feel it is worth every cent. =)
Here's the NOW sereneheng. Hahaha. The acne marks are still around but definitely lighter now. HOHOHO!
DRx is located at
302 Orchard Road, 16th Floor
Tong's Building ( just beside Paragon Shopping Centre)
Tel: 6733 1555
Website: click HERE
The doctor I visited: Dr Nicholas
If you wanna go for a consultation, remember to make appointment first! The place is forever crowded with rich tai tais strolling around with branded bags in hands. HAHAHA. I remember the first time I went there, I thought the place looked more like a hotel lobby rather than a clinic. Very clean and peaceful ambience.
Okay! Ask me questions if you have any! Hehehe.
dm: Thank you dm! That's very sweet of you =)
vicki: Hi babe! Height is definitely a problem for us especially when casting for events come. There are many times where I wasn't selected for an event because of my height. Runways and pageants are out because they always factor height into part of the consideration. Still, NO PROBLEM FOR PHOTOSHOOTS! Hehehe. 6 inches heels are a saviour. =) Go ahead and start modelling!
anon: heyo! thank you thank you!
anonymous: thank you for the encouraging words! I will buck up! hohoho~
PB: I am 155cm and 41Kg. HOHOHO.