Friday, 11 July 2014

2nd Visit to Tokyo Bust!

Girls, admit it, we all want firmer, perkier, fuller and rounder boobs. At least I know I do. I'm sure you've seen those thin girls at the beach in their bikinis with super round perky breasts and thought to yourself "Those must be fake."

Because I thought the same! Lol Sway yarn leh us (cantonese for jinx). Honestly! Because bikinis don't have much support, even if you are wearing a Victoria's Secret bikini with padding it won't push your boobs up to make them look SO full (because I own a few of those, that's how I know). 

Conclusion: must be fake. 

I was given a surprise when I visited Tokyo Bust again to try out their other treatments. The previous time I tried one to lift up my boobs cos apparently they were sagging (FML at my age???) and it worked wonders la! This time round the specialist assessed my assets again and told me I needed to firm up some more and make it fuller. So we were on the topic of full perky breasts and she told me our breasts were made up of mammary glands, collagen and fats. 

So the size of your breasts depends on how much fat you have there since it's mostly fats right?

Uh uh.

Well, yes to a certain extent, but the perkiness...that is affected by the size of your mammary glands. 


That's the specialist doing the explanation.

So I was told that we have about 15-20 mammary glands on each side of our breasts. What differentiates our boob sizes are the size of each mammary gland. Some could be as small as a peanut.... while the big ones could be as big as a grape. Or a marble. Imagine 20 grapes in each boob. If you have that I am sure you will not complain of being flat-chested. So what causes mammary glands to be big or small? If you have been fed proper nutrients during puberty chances of you being well-rounded in that aspect is high. I'm sure you've heard of Hong Kong women and papaya milk! And then there are the Japanese and their soy... #mummywhyyouneverteachmeallthese


Fwahhhhh~~~

Also, growing up, how you have been wearing your bra makes a difference. Because fats is also a big component of boobs, if you knew since you were little to grab all your side fats and tuck them into your bra, chances are, you'd have perkier assets than those of us who did not know that. Ever heard of this term called 副乳?Also known as the accessory breast, supernumerary breast, mamma accesoria, or "mini boobs", it's the fats that roll up under your armpits when you wear a tight tube top – those are part of your breasts too, believe it or not.

And if you have been fat and lost weight, chances are the fats on your chest would have been lost as well. Compare that with a thin girl whose boobs developed normally during puberty and who has never tried to lose a lot of weight. Yours would most likely be less perky because it has lost some of its content.

BUT it's okay. All is not lost because *eyes wide open* there is hope!!! And I don't mean implants or fat grafts from other parts of your body ok. Of course you can opt for that, but there is a non-invasive way to firm and plump up your breasts! Ai mai?

Anyway, so I was listening intently on all the things she was telling me about the breast structure that I never knew (I studied Anatomy and Physiology as a module for a year back in school), and I wondered why wasn't this covered in more detail during my classes. I blame my Anatomy teacher for my now-not-perky (I refuse to use the word “droopy”) boobs. And I am grateful that I have the chance to learn about this now before gravity takes over in 20 years and they sag beyond recognition.


Anyway, since I don't have the ideal boobs, when Tokyo Bust Express invited me for a second review I jumped at the chance. They are the leading natural bust enhancement specialist with the most outlets islandwide. An award winning specialist with 7 years of experience, and loads of good reviews from their customers, I know my boobs will be in good hands, again. (They should open classes for men to go learn about their massages. Lol!)


This time round, the outlet I visited was at Park Mall. It's upstairs with some offices and other beauty spas, not in the main shopping area, so if you're shy and don't like people seeing you walk into a bust centre, this is a good outlet to consider. =D

Apart from learning about mammary glands and the structure of breasts, I was told that the treatments use 100% natural ingredients such as soy-infused treatments combined with advanced technology and traditional Japanese massage techniques. Basically soy contains phyto-nutrients which stimulate female hormones and aid in optimal bust development. Now you understand why many Japanese women are well-endowed? Dayum~~~

Also, their bust treatments, apart from letting you be more physically attractive i.e. Sexy, they can also help to improve your health by boosting circulation and helping with lymphatic drainage. I feel that a healthy pair of bust are as important as a sexy round pair. OO

After stripping and letting the specialist examine and handle my bust, I was prescribed a number of treatments which will go hand-in-hand to give optimal results. For me that means a perkier pair of bust which can be closer friends with each other.


To give you a better picture let me take you through my treatments. (Neh neh, I'm not going to show you my boobies, but I will try as best as I can to be visual with my descriptives ok? Lol!)

Getting ready.

I was given a heavenly shoulder massage before my treatments began, and boy, did that help relax me and put me in that “come do whatever you want to me” mood. And then my robe was peeled open and we began my bosom pampering...



Firming Scrub: A scrub was used on my boobs to exfoliate dead skin cells for better penetration of the products later on.



TT Push Up Therapy with Application of Toning Essence: This is a type of bust massage which helps in toning and lifting. This was so comfortable I almost dozed off, after getting used to the fact that someone was manhandling my boobs.


Okina C Therapy: This was also a massage, but with the aid of a machine which uses microcurrents to stimulate blood circulation and increase the absorption and penetration rate of the products used. Even though it uses micro-currents, I didn't really feel anything except a roller-like thing going round and round my bosom.


Taka Meru Mask: This is interesting. You know about facial masks right? But have you ever applied a mask on your bust? I was wrapped in a cloth which acts like a push up bra, except that my bust were exposed. Then a kind of lotion was applied on them, and I was left to sleep in the room, before the specialist came in again about 20-30 minutes and applied a whitish mask across my bosom.

Of course a cellophane wrap was placed over so that I could cover myself up in the blanket and sleep. When I woke, I noticed that my breasts were hard. Not like aroused hard, but HARD hard. So I took a peek and was amused to find that the mask had hardened and taken the shape of my pushed up boobs.

How cool is that??? Lol yes I was clearly amazed. 

After this was removed, I was pretty happy to find that my breasts felt firmer and my skin at the bosom area much more hydrated. Apparently this uniquely-formulated mask helps in reshaping our assets to make them rounder and perkier with a fuller contour. It also gives our bust a moisture surge so they are soft and supple. Thumbs up!


Overall result? Slightly perkier and firmer breasts. After just one session?! And I did not have to endure anything painful or extreme, just comfy massages and a breast mask! How they always manage to do it is beyond my understanding. I just know they work. Imagine if I come often! ;) 

I was given these 2 precious gems to bring home. The Intensive Bust Enhancement Firming Cream Serum helps to tighten the skin around your bust, preserve suppleness and provide hydration, whilst the Bust Essence helps to firm, lift, and volumize. The good thing is, you can pump both of these onto your palm and massage into your breasts at the same time! Great for lazybusy women! Use them in between your treatment sessions so your breasts still get TLC at home!

If you are looking to enhance your curves the natural way, I highly recommend you pay Tokyo Bust a visit! Because they are not just about making your curves more sexy, they actually care about your bust health the way we should ourselves. =D


Of course, for many of you young wild things, a healthy body also means a sexy one. Enjoy the treatments that I did and also get your dream bustline. That being said, you might want to win this:


FREE 3x Bust-me-up Volume Treatment
+
3 x Perk-me-up Firming Treatment

Worth $1008 in total!

Also, stand a chance to win a 2D1N Staycation at the Scarlet Hotel, worth $220!

Want it? 
To participate, just answer a simple question, fill in your particulars below, and let them know your bust concerns! That's it! Not too hard, right?




Terms and Conditions:
    • Only for females 21 years old and above, without Eczema or other skin conditions
    • Strictly by appointment only.
    • Promotion valid for 2 months

Tokyo Bust Express is located at:

  • City Square Mall: 180 Kitchener Road #B2-39 Singapore 208539
  • Park Mall: 9 Penang Road #11-06 Spore 238459
  • Nex Mall: 23 Serangoon Central, #03-32 556083
  • Novena Square 2: 10 Sinaran Drive #B1-111 307506
For more info, visit Tokyo Bust Express or call 6262 6161 to make an enquiry or book an appointment!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Tonight I Understood Something

Hello!!!! Has it been almost a month since my last update??? Oh my gosh! I went on a really long hiatus! June was when I finished all my projects and decided to take a break from work. Which explains the lack of updates here. I have still been actively Instagramming so you can still follow my updates on my IG okay? 

So...I'm in Taipei at the moment, and I'm alone in my room thinking about how the universe works in strange ways...to bring things to you, to let you understand things, to make you a better person. You must be thinking why am I being so philosophical today, especially after having gone missing for so long. 

Hey, sometimes I need something which will jerk my emotions enough to compel me to pen it down, and tonight I have one of those. #soemo 

Well, okay this post is going to let you into my heart and more into my private life, which I haven't done so in a long time. 

I just met my ex, D, for dinner here, and 2 nights ago, and he was still being an awesome person, wanting to bring me to places, take lead, be the man. And I totally appreciate it of course. He never made me worry about what to do or where to go because he would always take lead. =) So there was a lot of talking and catching up, and I thought, hey the chemistry is still there! That's great! But somehow I could always feel that there was more to it on his end. Like, he still felt something for me. 

I can almost hear a lot of you going "Give it another shot!" Trust me, I had a long struggle with myself before I decided to do the split. He's someone who fulfils my entire checklist of what I look for in a man

Ok maybe that checklist needs to be updated cos, well, you learn more about yourself in every relationship. 

Still, that's quite a feat, no? All 20 checks. That's something!

But then there is this thing we call long-distance and common direction and goals and a whole bunch of other factors that ultimately made me decide that I have to let this go. Or maybe it's a bunch of factors which led to this deciding factor that made me call for the split- I fell out of love. 

I mentioned Chemistry there, but this encounter with him made me realise this - a relationship with chemistry and without spark is called... a Friendship. Just that. 

But hey, there is this guy who's loyal, capable, family-oriented, who has almost everything you want in a life partner (according to the old checklist), and it seems he has become a better person and he still wants you, shouldn't you give it a try? I tried. I tried to go with the flow, see if I could feel anything. I can safely say that I'm someone who bravely pursues love if I feel it, but this time, it didn't come. Or rather, it didn't return. And I actually felt a little sad about it. Because I know I would be letting a good man slip through.

Which brings me to the thought - should I even be using logic to assess this? I remember talking 2 friends out of marrying just for the sake of stability. I might be a romantic idealist, but I want my sparks and fireworks, and I want them to last. Without the spark plug, how will the engine even start, right? 

I'm not sure if I'm holding back on purpose, or if it's a subconscious thing. I can't tell. But while I was thinking about this, I'm reminded of another past relationship, one which I found so hard to let go because we were so in love and I had to spoil it. 

I tried so hard to get that relationship to work again, but nothing could move him or bring him back. I think I finally understand why. Mutual friends have told me he loved me with all his life, but he got hurt, and he fell out of love. I didn't understand then how someone could just let go when you had so much together. Actually, you can. If you get hurt enough that you feel nothing anymore. 

Tonight, I finally understood. 

It's really rare and beautiful to find someone you love, who loves you the same. So many billions of people around the world, and it has to be him/her. =) Be thankful and glad if you have a special someone. You can't buy food with love, but love can feed your soul. I'll take a well-fed soul any day. =)

Of course, the Universe works in strange ways. Even if that relationship you're in doesn't work out, trust that somehow it's meant to happen, and something better will come your way. There is going to be lessons learnt, experiences had, and stories to be shared later on. 

Patience Self, you'll find out more. Soon enough.


P.S I apologise if I don't sound very coagulative cos I haven't been writing for a while and my thoughts are just anyhow flying all over the place. Paiseh! >.<

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Time Management & Water Conservation?

You must be thinking: What's the correlation? 

This question arose due to something that I personally encounter on an almost daily basis. Okay here's the scenario: I usually only shower once a day, and that is after I come home, before bed. I have friends who only do morning showers and they eeeeewww at me for not taking a shower before I head out. Hey, I get myself clean before I go into bed every time, so my bed is clean right? And I save myself the hassle of waking up early to shower and wash and THEN blow-dry my hair when I'm already running late. 

On the other hand, it irks me when people tell me they only shower before they go out. Sure, you appear clean every morning when you present yourself to the world, but you come home dirty and sleep with all the dirt you bring home??? If you are one of them, it's okay with me as long as you don't judge me for not showering before going out. I have my own rationale behind it ok. 

I'm side-tracking. Lol. You must be wondering erm....then....? Hahahaha~

Right, so I was saying I only shower once a day, and of course I choose to do it at the end of the day when I've been out, perspired, got smoke/rain/dust particles/whatever nonsense stuck on my skin and face and hair, and just smell far from fresh. Makes perfect sense for me. 

Then, of late, I have been implementing exercise into my life, and I noticed that if I manage my time right, I will take one less shower. 

Does it all come together now? 

If I wake up and decide to workout in the morning, I will of course work up a sweat and need to take a shower after my session. Then I'll go out in the day and return having to take ANOTHER shower before I go to bed. BUT if I decide to workout at night after I return home from work, I'll only shower once. And I'll only need to blow-dry my hair once which is great because blowdrying long hair is a biaaaatttchhh. (That's actually the main reason why I dislike washing my hair more than once a day!)

So you see! Proper time management can actually allow you to save water! Of course there are other methods like showering yourself while bathing your dog (yup I practise that too!) and the ones I've mentioned in this post

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Allure Beauty West Mall Returns!

Hello!!! Just a little shoutout today because I haven't made much noise in the last few weeks. A regular filming schedule ANG blogging doesn't agree with me. So I shall stop trying to make empty promises about blogging 3 times a week. 心有余而力不足 you know you know???

Lol. Anyway just to let you guys staying in the west know...that 
Allure Beauty West Mall is reopening today
Yay! Now you can go back and get that facial/eyebrow/eyelash fix! Do head on down today if you are in the area alright? =D

As proud ambassador of Allure Beauty, I would like to wish Allure Beauty a Happy Birthday! It's their 12th anniversary this year! And to celebrate this, they are offering $12 promotions! 

$12 for IPL and Eyelash Perming??? OMG??!!! If I'm not working today I'll definitely be there but unfortunately I have a shoot till late. Still!!!! Go enjoy the promotions okay! 

P.S I'll be there at the Tiong Bahru outlet next Friday between 6-7pm and Saturday between 2-4pm for their Tiong Bahru anniversary celebrations! So see you next week! ;)


Thursday, 29 May 2014

Sponsored: Gly Derm Stretch Mark Cream

Hands up if you have been fat and lost weight! Now, hands up if you’re a mother! (That is if you have enough hands to raise one up. I know how busy mummies can get.)

Chances are, this cream I’m going to talk about is going to benefit you. How does a bikini-able body sound? Okay if you’re not into bikinis, how about just having really smooth fair skin?

I used to be really fat. And I mean like 67kg kind of fat. And I’m all of what, 1.62m tall? 

So after I’ve lost some weight (I’m going to emphasize some because I have quite a bit more to go), I realized I have stretch marks on both of my upper thighs, my lower back, and according to Wu Yilin laoshi of Lady First she said I have them on my arms near the armpit, even though I stared really hard and couldn’t find it. So yah, thighs and lower back. I say. Lol.

What are stretch marks?
They are breaks in the elastic fibres under the surface of the skin, when the body grows faster than the skin can keep up with. This disrupts the normal production of collagen, and causes some form of scarring to occur, and this kind of scarring is termed as stretch marks. So it explains why during pregnancy, when you gain like 10kg in a few months, stretch marks occur. They also happen during puberty, when you suddenly shoot up.

Come to think of it, the ones on my lower back could be due to that and not fat. Hmmm…

Stretch marks begin as pink lines, and may be itchy. Then they will enlarge in length and width and appear reddish or purplish. Matured stretch marks lose their reddish/purplish hue and start to look pale white/silver. They may also feel depressed and irregular in shape and length.

The bad news is you can never totally eliminate them, ever. You can’t prevent them from happening either. 90% of pregnant women get it. And many obese people too.

The good news is, most stretch marks will fade over time. If you give it enough time, that is. There are also aesthetic treatments like laser procedures that can be done to minimize their appearance, and these might be costly. If you wish to save some moolah, here’s where Gly Derm comes in. More on that later.

Mine, from the looks of it, are all matured ones, and they aren’t horribly obvious. I’m guessing they might already have faded a little, but hey, if I can get rid of it or hasten the fading process, why not, right?

Here are my gross marks. Never before shown pictures. And areas. Get ready:

This is the view of my back. No touch up. Zilch. Which is why I don't like wearing bikinis in front of people I'm not familiar with, apart from not having a good body, I have these ugly stretch mark scars, and super dry skin.

Close-up.

This is my left upper thigh. The arrows basically point you to the stretch marks, if you are oblivious enough.

Right thigh.

Urgh. Sorry I had to spoil your appetite. And your image of me. (If there was any to begin with lol) >.<


So how does Gly Derm help?

1. It is specially formulated with Tri-Derm actives that help with rebuilding collagen and regaining skin elasticity.

2. Helps to improve skin colour and reduce the size of stretch marks.

3. Initial results may be seen in just 3 weeks of usage.

4. Although continued usage is recommended for a more complete, long term effect.

5. Dermatologically tested. Meaning it has been tested on human skin. If you are worried that your skin might be sensitive it’s always wise to do a skin test first, by applying a small amount on the inside of your wrist or behind your ear. =)

6. Clinically proven. You know it’ll work. You just have to be diligent and USE IT REGULARLY!

7. Preservative-free and fragrance-free. So no worries even if you have sensitive skin!


How to Use?

Pour enough amount of Gly Derm Stretch Mark Cream onto palm.

Gently massage the cream into the skin in a circular motion, twice a day, morning and night.

And oh, it is best applied on moist skin after bathing.


Results?
These pictures are after 3 weeks of continued usage. Verdict? You be the judge.
Lower Back (After)

 Before                                                                             After

Not soooooo dry anymore right? I do think I can be a bit more liberal with my application. ^.^


Left Upper Thigh (After)

Before                                                   After

 I do notice my skin being smoother and the stretch mark not looking so deep and "cracked".

Right Upper Thigh (After)


Before                                                                After                     

Not so obvious anymore right????

Of course, to see more obvious results, you have to use diligently for a longer period of time. If I can see this in 3 weeks, maybe in 3 months' time they will look like they're not there! Can't wait! 

I'll reward you with a nice picture after sitting through all that with me. Lol. 
Gly Derm Stretch Mark Cream is available at all major pharmacies at $14.90 and $23.90 for 60ml and 125ml respectively. You can find out more about this stretch mark cream at glydermasia.com.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Gratitude

So recently I've been huge on this gratitude thing. And I swear I see the results. Give and you'll get. How true is that? How often have you smiled at someone and he/she smiles back at you. There you go. *smiles*

Here are the things and people I'm grateful for in my life:

My work. I grew up wanting to be an air stewardess and then an actress. It didn't change throughout my high school and poly days. And I got both. I'm living my childhood dream. So I'm really thankful I'm here, and I get great opportunities for exciting projects. Even though I'm half based in Taipei, I get opportunities for work here still. I'm currently doing Groom My Room for Okto, and it's so fulfilling to see these kids get their dream room, and know that I played a little part in it.

My other work. Blogging. I didn't start out wanting to be a blogger. I just had a blog that documented little interesting things in my life, and tadah~~~ somehow I got associated with being one. This journey has been really fun. Going to events and trips and meeting so many of you fun people! Of course there have been ups and downs, but hey, I'm grateful for the downs that have happened. They made me reflect and now I'm a better person. =D

My family. They have been the most supportive I can ever get. My family's not exactly huggy and the lovey-dovey muacks-I-love-you kind, but the love I get from them is amazing. From the little things like the housework that Mummy keeps up with, the ironing and buying of lunches by my Ah Gong, the yummy Monday dinners that Ah Ma cooks for the whole extended family...I love the fact that I have them as mine.

My home. It gives me a place for recluse, to hide out when it's raining or too hot, to rest when I'm tired, to refresh myself so I'm ready for all the challenges and amazing things waiting for me out there. It's where I know I can always come back to. I feel the Kit Chan song arising. Lol.

My friends. I have the sweetest friends ever. And knowing I can share things with them, especially secrets, nonsense, and laughter. These are the little things that make the friendships so special. Mint, Cheryl, Angeline, Evangeline, Johnson (yes you too!), Melody, Phyllis and those who shall not be named, you guys are the first class passengers on my flight. If I am a star, you are the light that makes me sparkle. Seriously, you have nooooo idea how glad I am that you're in my life. <3

My ex-boyfriends. WHAT????? That must be what you're thinking. Uh huh. I have been lucky to have had some great guys as my ex-boyfriends. So we didn't work out, but that means they were there to make me a better person for the final one to come. So, on behalf of he who's on the way, thank you. And I know someone great is coming your way too, if she hasn't already. ;)

My health and body. It's not perfect, but it allows me to wake up each day to do the things I want to do. I get to eat all the good food out there, smell the flowers, chase my dreams and spend time with the people I love.

I can come up with a thousand more. But these are the main ones. And trust me, more will come. Because as the law of attraction promises, you will only attract more of what you give. Give love, and only more will come back to you. Give gratitude, and there will be more things for you to be grateful about.

Oh, and thank you, for being here! <3<3<3

Thursday, 22 May 2014

13 Tips on Travelling Alone

This is something I became super acquainted with for the last 5 years. Well, maybe not traveling alone per se (although life in Taipei is pretty much that), but taking a flight to your destination alone. Maybe you're meeting a friend/relative there, your friends are on a different flight, you're going there for a work trip. Basically, just flying alone. I have some tips for solo travelers as well la, so if you're doing that, you can reference this. =)

I can't remember exactly when I did my virgin lonely flight, could be a Taipei flight to meet friends there, or a KL, or China for work. To date, I have a box of boarding passes of flights I flew by myself. And I figured I should compile a list of tips for any of you doing that for the first time.


1. Do Your Homework. Plan Your Itinerary.

This is for solo travelers. And it's a Singaporean/Asian thing I guess, this planning the itinerary. I've had many friends from elsewhere tell me they just go to a country and start exploring. But hey, we are kiasu, cannot huh? We only have so many days for our holiday, and we want to make the most and best out of our trip, so we plan!

Look up trip advisor or some other guides. Read up, decide where you want to go, and put them down. Don't neglect food places! I tried to anyhow tikam eateries near my hotels, and sometimes I end up with crap. So make sure you find good makan joints too! Just key in keywords like "Breakfast Myeongdong" or "Goose Wan Chai" into Google and a list of reviews should come up.


2. Change Money

Please do this before your flight. I find the best rates to be at Mustafa Centre (inside at Level 1 where the watches are). I remember once when I changed RMB elsewhere for S$1 to 5.70RMB, then changed again somemore at Mustafa for 6.30. Yup. You get the idea. Another place that's recommended is at Cuppage Plaza. I heard. =)

If you forget, there's always the airport.

Don't think that you can change it when you arrive at the country. I mean, sure you can, but the rates may not be as good. And if you forget to change it in Singapore and have to change when you arrive, please do so at the airport.

Let me tell you why – I thought I could change money everywhere in Taipei, because that's the case in Hong Kong (and people tell me Hong Kong's rates are better than here, so...). I couldn't be more wrong. I had to go to quite a few banks and found out that only Bank of Taiwan and Zhao Feng does currency exchange for SGD. Talk about wasting time finding banks on your trip.

Also, I believe some countries like the Maldives don't do SGD currency exchanges. They only recognise USD, Euros and Pounds. I think. I can't be sure cos I have never been there. Really, just change at least a bit in Singapore, so that you can buy train tickets to the hotel and stuff.


3. Do a Screenshot of Your Flight Details

You'll never know when you might never get Internet connection. Most airports offer free Internet, but I've been to quite a number which give, but might as well not. Singapore used to be one. Like visitors have to log onto Wireless@Sg which you will need an existing Starhub/Singtel/M1 account to log on. How is that free for foreigners? -.-”

Another one is China. Almost all airports in China offer free Internet, but you will need a Mainland number to register onto the network, after which they will send you the password to log in. Seriously? Shouldn't most mainland mobile phone users already have like at least 3G on their phones? Hello! We need it to be friendlier for travellers, especially those with many hours on transit!

My point is, you don't want to get to a country and then forget your departure flight details and not being able to access it in your email. Screenshot once you get the itinerary, and save it in a proper folder in case it gets lost in your Picture Gallery.


4. Same For Your Hotel/Accomodation Details

So that even if you don't have Internet, you can ask around on how to get to your hotel.


5. Buy a Local 3G/4G/Internet of anyG SIM Card

DO NOT activate your roaming data! It will cost you a bomb when you receive your next bill. And do not bother with activating the $15 or $18 per day unlimited roaming by your mobile service provider. Most countries offer internet SIM cards for cheap. For Taiwan, for example, 3 days' unlimited data only costs 300NT (~S$13?) and 30 days' unlimited only costs 800NT. I remember it's quite cheap in Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Korea as well.

Oh, btw, for South Korea, you can't get a SIM card, but you can rent an egg. It's like a wireless router. So you can rent one and everyone in your group can use as long as the wifi and sharing is on. 
I rented one for 4 days and it only cost about $30. Much cheaper than $18 per day I would say.


6. Download Stuff into Your Tablet/Laptop to Watch

You're traveling alone. And unless you're flying SQ, you can't be guaranteed inflight entertainment. For your info SQ doesn't really provide IFE if you're doing really short flights like to KL. I recently flew China Eastern Airlines and if not for my laptop, I'd be bored to tears. No TV~~~~

I was most surprised when I once flew United Airlines (can't remember to where but that flight will continue to the states) and THERE WAS NO TV~~~ How do those Americans do it??? Americans are generally larger than us Asians so I can imagine the discomfort already cos the seats were so small, how do they do 27 hours without anything to watch??? #respect


7. Bring a FULLY-CHARGED Mobile Charger (and your cable)

In case your tablet or phone dies on you. And I emphasize fully-charged because all too often I head out the house with an empty charger. Or forget the cable. Extra weight. No juice. Damn stupid.


8. Bring a Book

Just in case you're not a ipad/laptop/play with gadget kinda person.


9. Check In Early, and Choose Your Seats

If you fly alone, I'd assume you don't want to be squished between 2 strangers unless you're into that kinda thing. I always prefer the window seat cos hey, if I can't have a bf's shoulders to lean onto, I have the window.

Some of you would prefer the aisle seat for its easy access to the toilet and your bags. So take either window or aisle. Just my suggestion.


10. If You're Going Budget, Bring a Travel Pillow, and a Scarf/Cardigan/Jacket

Budget airlines do not provide inflight entertainment. Nor pillows or blankets. Unless you want to pay for them of course(Scoot provides iPads for rent.) It was really uncomfortable having to sit on an empty seat without any pillows/blankets.

It can get cold onboard, so bring a scarf or something that you can use as a blanket or to keep yourself warm. A travel pillow makes a LOT of difference, I get really grouchy whenever I forget mine.


11. Remember Your Water Bottle

This is for going out of Singapore. Bring an empty bottle, and once you get through the security checks at the gate, fill up your water bottle before you board. It's always near the aerobridge door. This was you'll always have access to water on your flight. This is a good tip if you are flying budget. You need to drink a lot of water onboard. And you know how pricey drinks can get on the plane right? 


12. Moisturize

Same idea. It's really dry onboard the plane and sometimes I get cold rash or itchy, especially at the legs due to dry skin. Itchy dry skin is something you don't want to spoil your trip with. Slap on moisturizer and chapstick onboard and overseas when it's cold and dry. Just make sure your moisturizer is less than 100ml so it doesn't get confiscated and thrown away at the security check.

13. First Aid!

You don't know when you will get the sniffles/cough/fever/laosai/blister. Bring medication. Plasters are easily available I think, but not medication. Not in all countries at least.

After a trip from Seoul some time back, I realised you cannot get any kind of medicine over the counter at the convenience store. I tried to ask them what I should eat for cough (cos I saw a bunch of medicine in the store), and the sales assistant said he cannot explain to me because he's not a doctor, or else he'll get jailed. And because I can't friggin read Korean, I won't understand what the box says. So no cure unless I go to the doctor. 

I'm sure other countries are not as difficult, but to be safe, bring your own medication. Essentials include paracetamol, ibuprofen (or some kind of painkiller), antihistamines, hydrocortizone, decongestant, bandages, and feng you (medicated oil). 
I need to rave about this. Because it's so multi-purpose. (And because I'm a mosquito magnet.) Feng you is great for nausea, headache, blocked nose, insect bites (damn you mozzies!), rashes, stomachache, colic, and muscle ache. Note that this is only for external application. Do not drink this.

I compiled a list of travel essentials before so I'll not go into that too much. You can read them up here. I think it's also really useful if you're traveling alone because if you forget something, there's no backup.

I hope you'll find this useful! If you have any suggestions on what else I can add to this list let me know! Have a good trip!