Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Update of my Braces Journey

Hello~~~ It's been 9 months since i have my braces on! Just a quick update: The gaps are clearly closing up. The back teeth are going forward. During the first 2 months, there weren't any obvious change. The change was observed after 4 months. I measure the gap every time after i went for treatment. I'm glad that my teeth are moving quite fast!

Also, i did not have any ulcers so far. No pain for me too. The pain after every treatment is very bearable. I think my teeth are coping the pressure super well. I went for my treatment today and Dr Wee helped me bond the most back tooth as well.

I really hope it can be done by next year before March! Only 5 more instalments to pay. hahaha.

Ok, i shall take a picture from photo booth now to show the progress.

Purple arrows means the gaps formed due to extractions are closing now. However, new gaps formed (at the red arrow) because the rest of the teeth at the back are slowing moving in ONE BY ONE. My progress at both sides of the teeth are different. My left side is closing better than my right side. 

Ok i'm happy! BTW i only have upper braces done. 

That's it for now. Click "My Braces Journey' under label for the old entries! bye~

Monday, September 21, 2015

Kinohimitsu Detox Tea: No more bloated stomach!

I am specially writing this review to share with everyone who has serious bloating issues. For a few months, i have been suffering from bloat. It was super terrible. At first i didn't realise it because it's been going on and off for awhile already. I can't remember when was it exactly that i started having this issue. 

I remember i had bloated stomach back in 2013. I use to have bloated stomach (that, i know) but that one time was quite serious. I was literally looking like i was 2 months pregnant! I got so confused because i don't think i had that kind of huge bloat before. But after two weeks it started to disappear and i was back to normal. So i thought maybe it was just symptoms before menses. 

Fast forward this year, i've been having a few health issues. I started getting pimples around my lower cheek area and jawline. I googled them and found out that perhaps it has something to do with indigestion. Plus i was having back my bloated stomach for weeks! I really can't remember how long i've been having it la. Its to this point that i get too used to this big stomach. 

I started wearing loose clothes - can cover my stomach. Here's my case: Every morning before my breakfast, my stomach would look like i've already eaten a bit. I don't even need to eat, the moment i drink water, the stomach gets bigger. The more i drink, the bigger it gets. Not including food yet ok? By the time i eat, my stomach expanded to 2 months pregnant woman size. I WAS DAMN SAD I SWEAR. I think i lost my confidence because i looked like was pregnant, my WAIST WAS GONE, i had PIMPLES ON MY LOWER CHEEKS. 

That pimples started all the way back last year December. I was already starting to have a bloated stomach - clearly remember that i chose a dress to wear that can cover my stomach that day. Back then i only had 4-5 big pimples. They got crazy and started spreading out and increasing their 'population' until my left side of cheek currently has 14 PIMPLES. ARGHHH!!!!! 14 !!!!!! 

I don't use to have pimples one ok :( That was super disappointing and super demoralising. 

Last month during August, i couldn't take it anymore (the bloat and the pimples). I needed to find out what happen to my body. I went to the TCM for consultation. There is a high chance that i'm suffering from poor indigestion problem. True enough the doctor told me that my large intestine is not working very well. I asked her if she could prescribe me any medication to reduce the bloat and improve indigestion. She suggested to do massage for me. I DON'T WANT TO DO MASSAGE LA, but i began massaging my stomach every night before sleep. DIDN'T IMPROVE MUCH :(  

I even spent $250 for a health check up because i thought the bloating issue was quite serious. 


Then one day my bf and i passed by Robinson at Jem. I saw the brand Kinohimitsu's collagen on the shelves. I was interested to buy their collagen to try it out because i went to Jean Yip and they told me my face was lacking collagen!!! I was like wtf i'm only 22 leh. Are they kidding me? But whether they kid me or not it has no harm trying the collagen right? 

Then we searched around for a suitable product to buy AND JUST THEN I SAW KINOHIMISTSU DETOX TEA. "huh? i didn't know they sell detox tea. What is detox tea?" I thought to myself.

I've heard of detox juice and tea and i know it helps to cleanse the body, but i don't know how they cleanse it. NOW I KNOW... I had no clue to what i was going for when i decided to try the Kinohimistu detox tea. 


One reason: it says it helps to improve bowel moments! It says on the instructions that it cleans away all the dirt in your intestines. I was very keen to try them out because i know i have a lot of dirt inside (MUST BE). haha. 

So i diligently drink the tea for 6 days in a row. Wait before that i must talk about what happen on the first day: 

I drank it at 4pm after lunch. At 5am in the morning, i had a terrible stomachache that woke me up. My mind was thinking "wah so fast???!! and why at this time??? Oh so i have to shit. Now i know why it says cleanse. Now i know what it means by cleansing..." 

After the second day, my stomach bloating miraculously (or rather surprisingly) DISAPPEARED!!! It was far better than the size i had before my breakfast every morning when i had the bloat issue. IT WENT BACK TO THE SIZE ALL THE WAY BACK IN 2012. LOL. I CAN FINALLY SEE MY WAIST!!! 

I was so happy i kept smiling and jumping around. The result was so clear. On that day i wore a tight T-SHIRT and went for dinner. Must show off my waist line that has been hidden for the past 1 year plus. 

So i know that the reason for my bloat must be the dirt inside my intestines. I drank it for consecutively 6 days and stop after that because i've been going to the toilet so often it didn't feel normal... I was already passing out watery stuff by the 3rd day onwards. I also stopped because i wanted to see if the bloat comes back if i stop drinking. 

So far it hasn't come back! It's already one month! As of now, i drink it every 5-6 days just to make sure that i don't accumulate anymore dirt inside my body. But beware i know i might need to visit the toilet often the following day. 

There's my result! As for the pimples, i think they weren't as active already. I'm going for facial treatments now to really target my acne problem. Hopefully by next year i am back to that normal me. (that, i mean with my braces done, no acne and no bloat). hahaha. 

Honestly, this tea really gave me back a lot of my confidence. It's not just confidence but i feel less suffocated too. Can u imagine being hungry but your stomach is already so big and you're scared that it gets even bigger if you eat??? 

Ok la i shall stop here. I've finally shared this good news with you guys, i'm so happy!!! 

Please stay healthy. bye! 

P/S : i'm drinking the peppermint one.