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Reviews about Oxygen Facials that we have to Know

Reviews about Oxygen Facials that we have to Know

Beauty is one thing that is always maintained by some people. They see to it that their skin, especially their face, is always looking and feeling fresh. We have a lot of facial treatments to try and we would like to help you decide if this one treatment called oxygen facial could really be suitable for your skin. Below we have some reviews about oxygen facials from the ones who have already tried having it. We could also check out which can show us something about oxygen facials.

Jessie Ting

Centre for Beauty OxyReplenish Therapy Oxygen Facial Review

After being back from Hong Kong, my skin was seriously wrecked by the extremely hot and humid weather in Hong Kong. Just imagine being at Disneyland in the scotching sun for one entire day is bad enough. But for the sake of my son, seeing him happy so of course it is worth it. The sun has darken my skin tone and making it look very yellowish. My skin was also very dehydrated from the traveling. So I am in need of a facial treatment that can rescue my skin. Read more here.

The place that was reviewed by the author was the Centre for Beauty. She discussed about their OxyReplenish Therapy Oxygen Facial. She first discussed about the process and its benefits. According to her, the result is amazing. She showed us photos and you would see the difference between her before and after photos.



There is always so much talk about letting your skin breathe and recently, I tried out a skin treatment which achieves just that. It is also one of Hollywood’s beauty secrets. This treatment is none other than the Pure Oxygen Infusion Facial. As it was so hydrating an relaxing, I just can’t wait to share it with all of you. I visited the SkinPerfect branch at Liat Towers (5 mins walk from Orchard MRT Station) to try out this treatment. Read more here.

Now, the facial spa that was reviewed by the author is Skin Perfect. She told us where the other branches are located including the awards they have received. After that, she already explained the process done. Then according to her the result was that her dark eye circle is less apparent and her face is much lifted too. Great!

Centre for Cosmetic

Triple Oxygen Infusion Facial

An anti-aging skin treatment that refills our cells with much-needed oxygen and hydration, plumping up dehydrated cells and smoothening fine lines and wrinkles. Pure oxygen is infused at a high pressure deep into the dermis level of the skin, replenishing cells with O2 and nourishing cells with Skin Regeneration Factors (Argeneline, Peptides, and Arbutin). Read more here.

Now, what we have read above is all about the triple oxygen infusion facial by Centre for Cosmetic. The process was also explained including some pictures to give you an idea on how it is done. The before and after picture of the results were also shown and we can see that it really has a tremendous effect on your skin. All the reviews we have seen above just proves what oxygen facials can really do to your skin. So it would now be easier for you to decide whether to avail of it or not.

Indonesian Cuisine: What We Need to Know

One thing that each and every country has to be proud of is their own cuisine. Indonesia is a country in Southeast Asia and they give us one of the most unique and ethnic cuisines ever. They have restaurants around the world which cater different Indonesian foods and if you ever spot one in your area, you should definitely try eating Indonesian food. If you are in doubt, then don’t worry because we are going to tell you more about Indonesian food below.

Bay Hotel is one of the few hotels in Singapore that exclusively cater Indonesian food. Located near the Harbourfront area, diners can be rewarded with Indonesian food cooked in a modern twist, along with a panoramic view of the south side of Singapore. Bay Hotel Halal Restaurant is one you should definitely look out if you want to taste Indonesian food in a comfortable setting.



Indonesia Travel Guide will give us the top ten Indonesian food that you must try. Let us read below.

Top 10 Indonesian Food You Must Eat

There is actually more to Indonesian food than Nasi Goreng. Yes, you heard me right. There is so much to Indonesian cuisine that giving you a Top 10 Must Eat is almost impossible, but we shall try.

Here is a list of best Indonesian food that you must eat when you are here, though by no means complete, we will try our best to keep it open and up for debate.

May the best food reign supreme!

Nasi Goreng – Literally means fried rice, it is actually the usual famous Southeast Asian style of stir-frying cooked rice, but with it’s very own Indonesian spices and mix

Rendang – Literally means dry curry, rendang is a really popular dish in Indonesia that is actually a dry beef stew. It is originated from Minangkabau (or also known as Padang) in West Sumatra. That is why it is either called Rendang Padang or Rendang Minangkabau. Rendang is basically meat, normally beef but sometimes liver, chicken, goat or other meats, would be cooked in coconut milk and spices until dry resulting in an intense concoction of taste and texture. It is one of the best food in the world, try it to believe it! Read more here.

There are ten Indonesian foods mentioned above. In the pictures, some look like normal food that we regularly eat, but actually there is a unique Indonesian touch to it, just like the chicken barbeque served with peanut sauce.  Kevin Ho will now tell us about the best nasi padang in Singapore.

Best nasi padang in Singapore: Our favourite Indonesian restaurants that serve this traditional Sumatra rice dish

Ayam goreng, sayur lodeh, asam pedas, sambal sotong, beef rendang, tahu goreng – you gotta be hungry after looking at all that, right?

Lunches and dinners are always more fun when you’re sharing them around the table – you’ve got zi char for Chinese, tapas for Spanish, and even banchan for Korean. But if you’re looking for an authentic Indonesian feast by way of Western Sumatra, nasi padang is what you need. Often with white rice as your base, plates are stacked with a medley of dishes – from the curry-drenched to the deep-fried – like beef rendang, ayam bakar (barbecued chicken), asam pedas (fish with asam sauce) and sayur lodeh (a vegetable curry with coconut milk). No one person’s preference for nasi padang is ever the same, which is why you can find a bunch of restaurants and stalls serving their own diverse renditions of the best nasi padang in Singapore. Here are our favourites. Read more here.

So if you are in for the traditional Sumatra rice dish, there are seven restaurants above that can serve you with it. The restaurants’ official website, address, and operating hours are already given above.

It is true that Indonesian food is really delicious, but not all countries have Indonesian restaurants for some reasons. George Embiricos will tell us what Indonesian cuisine is and why it hasn’t caught on in the U.S.

What Is Indonesian Cuisine And Why Hasn’t It Caught On In The U.S.?

Walk around just about any U.S. city and chances are you’ll stumble upon a decent number of Asian restaurants slinging variations of dishes from the continent’s many countries and vast array of influences. And it’s no longer just the inauthentic, Americanized takes on these cuisines — large chunks of sticky General Tso’s chicken and imitation crab-stuffed California rolls — that people have come to embrace. We clamor for reservations to sit at the counter of the latest omakase-only hot spots and wait in long lines during lunch breaks at our local bánh mì vendors. We re-create northern Thai specialties at home and take pride in knowing how they differ from their more recognizable southern counterparts. Sure, we’ll order in sweet and sour pork every now and then, but we’ve come a long way toward understanding the efforts that have been put into replicating some of these countries’ traditional dishes in our homeland. Read more here.

Each of us has a different style and preference when it comes to food. The reason why we can’t find Indonesian restaurants in the U.S. is because they a different food preference. They might not like it, but many other people from different places appreciate it. They have a variety of flavours which are all unique. We have provided you with some of the most appreciated Indonesian food and the best restaurants that serve traditional Indonesian food, so now you can already try them.

What We Need To Know About Luxury Hotels

One of the things that we should consider when going on a vacation is the place where you would be staying or sleeping for the night. It is an important thing to decide on because it is also where you would be taking a bath, resting, dining, and a lot more. Hotels are one of the travellers’ choices and there are different kinds of hotels. There are luxury hotels and some people prefer them for some reasons.

Bay Hotel Singapore is a boutique hotel that overlooks Mount Faber, and is within vicinity to Harbourfront, Vivocity. It has a cosmopolitan feel with an idyllic charm and is suitable for any traveller looking for a comfortable stay in Singapore. You should check their site out if you are looking for a good hotel to stay in Singapore.

Next, KATIE AMEY will tell us in her article what really makes a five-star hotel. Let us read below.

Afternoon tea, valet parking and 24-hour room service: What REALLY makes a five-star hotel?

Hotel star rating systems are widely recognised as the definitive way to ascertain a hotel’s overall quality, but the rankings can differ wildly from one country to another.

As it turns out, each country usually has its own way to rank hotels from one to five stars, established by a range of authorities, from tourism bodies to government agencies.

But while there’s no international standard that hotels across the world adhere to, stars do pIn the UK, for example, star ratings place a heavy emphasis on customer service, whereas in France, the ratings focus more on rooms, lobbies and amenities and are enforced by the French Government. 

Four groups combined in 2007 to create a unified ranking system for Great Britain: the Automobile Association, VisitBritain, VisitScotland and VisitWales. Read more here.

Different countries have different meanings and standards when it comes to hotel star ratings. But discussed above are the general things to expect from the different star ratings. There is nothing wrong with staying in a luxury hotel especially if you afford it. Next up, Hilary Stockton will share to us top 10 reasons to stay in a luxury hotel.

Top 10 reasons to stay in a luxury hotel over Airbnb

A luxury hotel is a better choice for a true luxury traveler than Airbnb or the myriad of apartment rental services. While budget travelers are often well served by rentals, which are usually cheaper than mid-range hotels, there are a number of advantages that luxury hotels offer compared to rentals.

  1. Better value

If you’re a luxury traveler, attention to detail counts — the kind of detail that is often missing with even higher end properties on Airbnb and apartment rentals. For example, a personalized welcome amenity for you, and perhaps a cute plush animal or special pastry treat for your child; Champagne if you’re celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary or a cake for your birthday; plush bathrobes and slippers; reservations at hard to get restaurants via the Concierge; twice daily housekeeping; an in-room Nespresso machine for your first coffee of the day; the list goes on. Read more here.

There are really a lot of good reasons on why we should choose to stay in a luxury hotel when travelling. It is true that you will have a better and extraordinary experience because you don’t get to stay in luxury hotels on a normal day. Now, let us read about an experience and opinion of a person on why he only chooses to stay at a five-star hotel. Neil Patel will tell us.

Why I Only Stay at 5-Star Hotels

As some of you may know, I chose to become a homeless entrepreneur. But, obviously, I have to stay somewhere.

So where do I stay? I stay at 4- and 5-star hotels almost exclusively.

I’m generally a pretty frugal person. I save money in certain areas. I watch every penny I spend. I believe that it’s easier to save money than to make it. But I’ve learned that it’s helpful for me to spend a lot of money in these three areas:

  • I travel a lot, and spend more than $180,000 a year on airfare. I usually fly business class.
  • I spend nearly $10,000 on food each month, because I choose to pay for meals for other people.
  • I will explain why. Read more here.

So basically, his reason involves business. But it is true that staying in five—star hotels can give you a bigger chance of meeting big business personnel who could be your potential partners. Staying at luxury hotels could really give the best accommodation experience that you could ever wish for. It would definitely complete your vacation and travel experience. Luxury hotels could be expensive, but as long as you can, don’t deprive yourself from it.

Tips to organize a successful business lunch

If you own a business or if you are part of a business, one essential part of managing is conducting meetings with other companies, aspiring business partners, or other clients. These meetings are mostly done in the offices of the company building. However, in order to have a more casual and light atmosphere, some would prefer to have business meetings over lunch outside the office. There are many advantages of having business meetings over lunch rather than just having it in the office. In addition, when you are having a business lunch, there are also some guides or tips to follow to ensure a successful business meeting.

EZCATER will tell us more about it in the article below which focuses on five business lunch etiquette tips for new client meetings.
5 Business Lunch Etiquette Tips for New Client Meetings

Business lunches are usually about one of two things. You want to make a good first impression, or you want to build relationships with clients. When it comes to new clients, a successful business lunch means being prepared, considerate, and entertaining. Business lunches are a great way to entertain your guests outside of the normal routine. When you do, you want to make sure you don’t inadvertently offend someone.

We gathered some tips on how to pull off that perfect client business lunch.

Offer Options

These days, there are many food intolerances or diets to be mindful of. It’s up to businesses to offer options to their lunch guests that ensure everyone will have a good meal. Make sure you have a hearty meatless option, such as soup or a salad with beans or another type of protein. Make sure sides are hearty enough to make up a meal if someone can’t have a sandwich because they are eating gluten free. Read more here.

Those were helpful tips that we need to keep in mind. Since we are having lunch, it is important to be mindful about the choice of food and of course the table etiquettes. We wouldn’t want to leave a bad impression especially for new client meetings. For more tips, let us read Usanetwork’s article below which is about five tips for bringing you’re a-game to a power business lunch.

5 Tips for Bringing Your A-Game to a Power Business Lunch

When the power brokers at Pearson, Specter, Litt need to talk business, they powwow over a no-expense-spared lunch. You may not have an unlimited expense account, but you can wheel and deal like the pros with these simple tips.

Order Smart

Don’t order a huge meal — this is a business lunch, not Las Vegas buffet. Never order food you can’t pronounce, that is difficult to eat, requires a lot of your attention, or squirts, slurps, and makes a mess, e.g.: pastas with sauce, chips and salsa, chili. And skip the salad — you don’t want bits of leaves stuck in your teeth. Don’t make a million special food requests, which sends the message that you’re super high-maintenance — if you’re a low-carb lactose-intolerant vegan with a peanut allergy, choose a restaurant that can easily accommodate you (or do everyone a favor and go out for coffee instead). Read more here.

Those additional tips are really important. One important tip mentioned is that we also have to wear the appropriate attire. Not because the meeting is happening over lunch, doesn’t mean we can wear whatever clothes we want. In addition, Deborah Goldstein will give us three high-impact tips for conducting business over lunch.

Table Talk: Three High-Impact Tips for Conducting Business over Lunch

During my 25 years in the restaurant business, I was quietly schooled by savvy business diners as I observed them conducting mealtime conversations. Sadly, I also witnessed the fruitless side of such interactions. Often, these diners got sidetracked by sports talk, kids and TV shows, and wrapped up their meetings without advancing business with each other. It’s a common waste of valuable facetime. And when you consider the hours devoted to occasions like lunching with network connections, mandatory team dinners, and interviews over lunch, company holiday festivities, and client or prospect meals, it makes sense to start better utilizing the restaurant setting to maximize the business-related outcome of these gatherings.

Not only are business meals “givens” in a professional’s career; they are differentiators. An article in Fortune resonates in this department by outlining five crucial performance metrics to multiply leadership impact exponentially. The article’s second metric addresses the number of meals you should spend sharing with influencers weekly. The author is spot-on when he suggests, “Your most important job as a leader is nurturing relationships with the people who have the most power to make or break your business.” Read more here.

Great! The tips mentioned above summarizes what we need. Having meetings outside of the office means that we have a different environment to adjust to. Since a business lunch is a good choice for business meetings, we have to be mindful of the basics. We have to have a good choice with regards to the food to order. We have to have table manners. It is one of the most important. Of course, we should not forget about the main goal which is to have a meeting about certain important matters. We still have to focus on the goal. It is fine to be casual, but being formal is better.

Why should you learn to play jazz?


You should learn to play jazz as it frees your spirit and soul. Jazz is one of the most effective and progressive ways of expression true emotions. Through the years, each and every jazz musician has conveyed their ideologies, point of view and ambitions. To get to their height of stardom, they have experienced rejection, unfair treatment, fears, doubts, challenges, and struggles. By jazz, they have demonstrated all these pitfalls in the most delicate and enchanting way. Jazz standards can be understood as musical compositions that are an important part of the musical repertoire. Various artists and composers from different genres of music have contributed to the jazz standards.

1)    Stepping stone

Playing jazz equips you with the study of jazz standards which can be used for any genre of music. That includes folk, classical, metal, blues, rock, RnB, hip hop, even solo singers, and songwriters. As a beginner, original compositions are most common that inspire one to take up jazz. By sharpening your skills and talents with thousands of jazz standards, you have an upper hand at composing your own tune which captivates your audience.

2)    Know-how

When you master the jazz standards, you improve your understanding of the music of your own genre. Due to the better awareness of your own genre, you excel in your primary style. You can bring fresh tunes and compositions with engaging your audience with ease.  Learning standards then leads to educating yourself in the harmony. The knowledge of chords through jazz will provide the ability to play any other sort of music. This provides a strong backbone for music as well as the lyrics as it is logical and makes a great melody.

3)    Quality When one becomes an expert in jazz standards, it is a given that your quality of composition intensifies. Richer and interesting compositions can be composed of original music. It helps you in improvisation as jazz usually has a predictable musical rhythm. There is scope for more original ideas and authentic compositions. Learning is an on-going process, but you must start somewhere. The more tools you learn, the better your musical development will be, regardless of whether you want to be a jazz musician or a musician of any other known genre.

Today there are many people who want to learn live Jazz Singapore and want to make it as a successful musician, as learning to play jazz is an added bonus and will help you improve and improvise on your style. When talent and knowledge are combined, great musicians of our times can breakthrough.

History of Jazz Music in Singapore?


Jazz music in Singapore was believed to be the uniting factor between the different hierarchies of the society in the 1950’s. Though this genre of music was evident at this period, the inception of it in this country was found to have happened during the British rule. The merger of ‘western’ and ‘eastern’ music was evident. Jazz was a popular choice of music genre for various ‘tea-dance’ events held in clubs and restaurants which continued into the early hours the next morning.

Western classical music greatly influenced the Singaporeans during the colonial days. The wealthy class was known to encourage their children to learn western music, which resulted in producing some of the most talents jazz musicians of all times. Through the 50’s to late 90’s, Jazz clubs have commenced and been a great platform for resident jazz musicians to express their talents locally. As an added bonus to aspiring musicians, many British and American Jazz bands would perform in Singapore as a pit-stop before their tour to Australia and other parts of Asia. Great inspiration was drawn from musicians like Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Mary Lou Williams, Louis Armstrong to name a few.

As a collateral effect, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand also experienced this genre of music. Many have contributed to jazz with their own eastern musical background. This has resulted in many collaborations, band, and orchestras. Native as well as foreign jazz conductors and music enthusiasts have worked together and produced some of the most beautiful Jazz compositions in the modern era.

One such dynamic group of musicians was formed in 1994 by the name ‘The NUS Jazz Band’. They are jazz enthusiasts who conduct concerts in Singapore. One such person that leads this group is the very talented and accomplished Tan Chin Boo. He is a renowned conductor. Many dreams to be as highly skilled as Jeremy Monterio, he is a distinguished artist who has performed and won critical acclaims all over the world. They have actively encouraged and supported local talent in developing the skills and flourishing in the music industry domestically and internationally.

Today, this genre of music is such an integrated part of the citizens that one cannot fathom to think about a time when it did not exist. Orchestras have been conducted in appreciation of such delicate yet dance-along sort of music. The International Jazz Festival is an event conducted every year as jazz music has captivated the hearts of many. For more information do visit

There Is No Replacement for Live Music in a Wedding

Your wedding day is extremely special for you. In fact, it could be the most important day of your life. But, there is nothing more celebratory or ceremonial than playing dome live music on the occasion. It is a Do-It-Yourself and the digital world today. People are living it the way things work today. But do not ever be under the illusion that your friend who is a gadget freak and his music system us the best alternative to playing music on your wedding when your beloved and you walk down the aisle

What qualities a live band should essentially have?

There could be great bands that have received grants and prestigious awards and conducted tour all over the world but the real skill set will be how they make the best of opportunity to perform for all those people who want to hear them. The reputable professional band will also curate the finest dance party numbers so that your guests can tap their feet for the entire evening and can put on their dancing shoes.


A high caliber live band is equipped with the necessary flexibility to play almost all the genres. The audience wants to listen to. So, music could include anything from hip-hop, soul, pop, grunge, folk, punk, new wave, Motown, classic rock and indie rock.

In case you feel that hiring a DJ is a better option just because bands have limited capability, it is possible that you were trying to hire the wrong bands. You need to remember that more than 15 songs for every hour will not be required as far as the performance of the band goes. And any band that has a reasonable number of musicians should be able to play enough number of songs that you love as well as remember.

In case you feel that a particular genre or song is missing, the band can set breaks and then you can ask them to play those songs during your breaks. Thus, you can get all the songs you are looking for.

Ever since celebrations and music began, live music has become the embodiment of celebrating traditions. In fact starting from your parents to your friends is fond of live music.

You get only an opportunity of a lifetime to dance with your wife or husband for the first time after your marriage. So, do you think it is a good idea to play the same recorded music that is being aired on radio since last two decades or do you want to hire a good wedding live band in Singapore ?

Luggage tips for airport travel

Airport travel is a hectic affair which requires a lot steps and processes to be fulfilled in order to fly. One of the biggest contributors to delays is the security check and luggage checking. Depending on how large your luggage is, the time for checking increases. So when it comes to flying it is always best to pack smart and avoid the unnecessary delays at the checking counter. There are certain helpful tips that help you pack for your travels which we shall discuss in this article.

The carry-on luggage


This is the best way to travel light and with minimum delays at baggage checking. Depending on the trip, if it’s possible always try to travel with just the carry-on luggage. Usually most of the airlines let you take your carry-on into the cabin with you. This effectively reduces the unwanted confusion and delay in collecting luggage from the airport or the airplane. The shuttle service can also handle your luggage; shuttle to Melbourne airport helps you to even check in to the airports.

Contact information

The contact information on your luggage is very vital, as missing or mixing up bags is very common. So it is very important to tag your luggage inside and outside with your contact information so that in case you lose the luggage it can be brought back to you. It can also act as an identifying mark of your luggage in case it gets mixed with similar type of bags.

Unique design for your bag

This is another tip that can help you from losing or getting confused with your luggage. These days most of the travel bags look alike with same set of colors and models. So if you can customize the bags uniquely, it can help you spot your bags easily and not lose track of it. Most of the time the bags get mixed up in airports due to their similarity which can cost you time.

Buy a luggage scale

Investing in a luggage scale is a sound idea in order to save money on unwanted luggage charges from the airlines. The extra baggage charges of most airlines are near extortionate. The luggage sale can help you pack the bags according to the desired weight. It’s better this way than get a surprise at the airport while checking in. if the weight is close to the limit it is better wear the heavier clothes.