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15 Nov 2016

A visit to Shiro Aesthetic Clinic

It was my privilege to visit Shiro Aesthetic Clinic which was founded by Dr Zhang Yijun that opened its doors in September this year. As the name suggests, 'Shiro' means white in Japanese and is coherent with the clinic's interior. The clinic is also conveniently located at Mandarin Gallery, in the hearts of Orchard Road.

Dr Zhang had attained a medical degree at the National University of Singapore and his postgraduate Diploma in Pratical Dermatology at Cardiff University. He was sharing his knowledge of some theories as well as medical treatments such as Venus Viva and Airjet when I arrived. With killer good looks and smile, the ladies were all naturally paying close attention while Dr Zhang spoke.

Shiro Aesthetic Clinic
I have personally gone through Venus Viva Treatment once, with almost a week of downtime and the results was rather pleasing to me. Full details can be found here

Just to shed some light with theory regarding Air Jet which I myself have not experienced before. It is basically a technology from Korea that assist with skin lifting. It is a needle- free treatment, painless and most effective for a variety of beauty problems such as acne scars, wrinkles and saggy skin which we all commonly hate. Depending on individual, serum would be introduced into the skin iteself through air.

I used the multi-action cream which acts as a form of a moisturising agent. It was creamy white and spreads easily onto my skin, leaving it moist without any stickiness. It was mentioned by Dr Zhang that the cream would not be suitble for young skin, which would be probably be alright for me.  

I tried using the Stem Cell Sheet mask as well and the mask sheet was somwhow misfitting to my face structure. I have used 2 masks, and they had the faint medical smell and slightly slimy on touch. Not too bad as a supplement for my skin! 

Shiro Aesthetic Clinic

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5 Nov 2016

Iskandar Jalil: Kembara Tanah Liat (Clay Travels) 01 Sep 2016 - 28 Feb 2017

I am obviously not someone who have any form of knowledge in regards to the pottery industry but when it comes to art, anyone could be an admirer of them. 

From what I have read, Iskandar Jalil appears to be one of Singapore and Southeast Asia’s most prominent and recognised ceramic artists. He had about 200 pieces of his ceramics being exhibited at National Gallery Singapore till 28 February 2017. 

''Kembara Tanah Liat (Clay Travels) in the exhibition title refers to his life-long dialogue with clay and belief that the material is imbued with the identities and characteristics of the land from which it comes.''

Something I learnt from his impressive collection of ceramics would be that whatever we do, we should stick to our passion. He started from the 1960s till today, a journey that continues to perfect his craft.  

This short blog entry would probably act as a sneak peek since individual descriptions of each art are group-cramped into a little square and I would not know which is which. 

These creations would definitely make perfect decoration for admiration or interpretations. I just love to 'macro' zoom in using my eyes to have a closer look at those textures besides their shapes and forms. I also noticed that the colours were mainly earthy tones, nothing vibrant or too colourful. Just antique and subtly mysterious.
The exhibit is divided into 2 areas which you may want to approach the staff if you could not find!