Late summer

August 29, 2012 in Cheesellaneous

Ohai everyone!

I am in Tokyo again! For fashion brand’s events and also work meetings and also basically just return the love Japan gives me. And contribute a bit to their economy wtf.

I have braced myself for the heat because friends who have been there recently all said Malaysia is like an ice box compared to Tokyo weather. Ok i might have slightly exaggerated their statement but oh well i was prepared!

I have been in Japan during beginning of September with Xiaxue two years ago and we almost died drowing in our own sweat.

To my surprise!

It was summer weather no doubt, kinda just like Malaysian weather but quite breezy and completely bearable! I guess i am lucky!

This is my morning today <3

Every time i land my foot in Japan i feel that it is the start of a different life. I feel different. I speak different. I behave different. it is like i’m living two lives. Almost like playing multiple characters in Diablo wtf. Which is quite awesome but less monsters to kill. I kinda blogged abut wanting to live several lives at the same time and i surprised myself that it is in a way quite possible.

On another grotesque note, i had a sudden breakout all over my face last week. I didn’t blog/tweet about it because it was embarrassing. I didn’t go out for one whole week.

(This is not a bad picture. It looks about 5 times worse in real life).

I had no idea how it happened. I have never had acne problems in my entire life, including teenange years. Maybe one or two occasional zits popped up before period, but that’s all. It probably wasn’t allergy because it wasn’t itchy or anything. I didn’t use any new cosmetic or change skin care product. It was a mystery.

I was terrified by this sudden… change. I couldn’t face it. Literally. lol.

Then when i put on make up it made it worse. The texture of my skin felt like tarmac. T___T

I have seen a dermatologist but the recovery seemed slow T__T.

So i asked Gin for help. Gin is Bobo’s twin sister!!! I met her when i went to Guangzhou with Audrey and she studied Chinese medicine for 8 years and is now holding a Master in Chinese Medicine there and i have no idea how she tahan that place -_-

And she specializes in ear-gazing LOLOL. She literally gazes at your ear and will be able to tell you exactly what health problems you have.

Then, she will stick magic beads onto your ear and ask you to press the bead regularly. That’s called ear acupuncture wtf.

Instead of needle, it is tiny little seeds you stick on your ears!

Like this! She gave me 3 beads, one for good sleep, one for my lungs (sinus problem) and one for my aching shoulder.

This is the new foot massage wtf.

She also goes door to door to 诊疗 (examine)! That’s her holding Audrey’s hand to 打脉。


This is Gin (Ginger)! Looks like Bobo without make up or not!!!! HAHHA


Anyway. Gin went all the way back to her kampung to help me get all these home-made chinese medicine for my skin problem.

And only two days on the medicine, i recovered almost 90%!


Now 我有脸见人again T____T


I was soooo worried and was really panicking because until the day i fly i still looked like leprosy patient T__T and i had to meet clients and go for fashion events T__T.

But all is good nao. I am so so thankful for Gin.

So i’m sharing her contact with you guys. She also has expertise in pediatrics, gynae, infertility and other health problems.

Call or text her!! Ginger Siow 011-12311937!


Ok i’m ending with picture where i actually have make up on wtf.

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40 responses to “Late summer”

  1. jilliancat says:

    I know people who never have pimples in their life suddenly get a terrible breakout! But I think it won’t happen again because my friends only had once then after their skin has cleared, the pimples never caome anymore 🙂

  2. Gie says:

    Hi Cheesie, may I know the name of those Chinese meds in capsules? Thanks!

  3. Jess says:

    lovely coord…forgot to mention i’m loving the new layout as well. i wish i could contact gin, i have too many health problems 🙁 i still get some acne, and have scars from it.

  4. Courtney says:

    “AUGUST 29, 2012 IN KOREA”

    Say what? Hahaha

  5. Courtney says:

    Oh, P.S. slightly envious of the fabulous life you’re creating for yourself…good news is being the same age I still have hope for myself now hahaha

  6. don says:

    i contacted her before your blogpost. lol…
    now waiting patiently for her to squeeze me into her busy schedule! quite looking forward to meeting her!

  7. Clementine says:

    Wow..ear acupuncture.. never thought such thing exist.. :O
    Glad your skin is okay now.. So what exactly happened? Heat? Food Toxic?

  8. yumii says:

    DAT SANDWICH from konbini… /salivate I could eat that for breakfast/brunch/lunch/tea/dinner/supper when I was there! muahahaha ;__;

  9. Debbie Raina says:

    you’re really lucky! A few days before I left Tokyo the temperature suddenly dropped and the climate changed to what you are describing now.I thought it was temporary respite.Before that the air was very still and humid and the temperature was 35degrees for the past 1 month! I wanted to die T__T

  10. Reiko says:

    Glad you were alright now! Is it those leftover toxic from Bali food poisoning?
    Anyway drink more water ne!!!

    Looking foward for your next post! XD

  11. stella lee says:

    woah whats the medicine nameee??? can we buy it from overseas?

  12. Skinformula says:

    Sudden breakouts is such a bummer 🙁 I can relate.

    Anw the new layout is such a nice change 🙂

  13. loz says:

    That’s amazing! Has definitely inspired me to look into Chinese Medicine (as my skin is a train wreck).
    You look so chic in those last pictures. The white flowing shirt and the chain jacket with the beret – very stylish <3

  14. Mia says:

    Does she expertise in pimples/acne problems too?
    I want her service too *_*

    • Claudie says:

      Dear beautiful Cheesie,

      I have been researching and testing skincare for years, and would love to share some amazing tips with you and who’ever reads this. I have found that some of the cheaper solutions, actually work best …. so here goe’s …. firstly for your break out, you should buy some aspirin (major anti-inflamatory)- the disolvable ones, and disolve about 6 in some probiotic, plain yogurt … then apply to the affected area, and allow it to dry. Once you have removed this, apply aloe vera gel to heal and restore the skin – and leave on over night.

      One other secret of mine (I am 24 and was mistaken for being 16 the other day, as I refuse to age!!… Yet, that is!)is instead of using an exfoliator … (I find this better than even the expensive micro-dermabrasions) buy a tube of ‘effervescent vitamic C tablets – (its a bonus if it also contains Zinc, as this is great for spot prevention)…. they should be water dissolveable …. dip the base of the circular shaped tablet in water, allow it to fizz up, and then massage over your face … this is a fantastic, micro – exfoliation … once your face is covered, leave the residue on your face, until dry (the only way your skin receives vitamin C – is via topical absorbtion … as however much you consume, it doesnt reach your skin) then wash off to reveal fab skin.

      * (last tip) For under – eye wrinkles, fine lines and dark circles … apply a little serum under your eyes (dab on..) then cut a circular cotton pad into x 2 half moon shapes …. soak in luke warm, white tea … and upply to your under – eye’s while you do your makeup …. then remover after about 20 mins … don’t wash off (because as its white tea … unlike green tea it wont leave a green hue …) and you can have anti-oxidant protection all day 🙂 = white tea is higher than green tea in anti-oxidants, has healing, lightening and sun protection properties … I use it as a toner!

      Lots of love, happiness and kindness,

      Claudie x x

    • cheesie says:

      i guess she can give consultation on that!!

    • cheesie says:

      i guess she can give you consultation on that!!

  15. SHEEP? says:

    wish i have ur skin @_@ <3
    i never done anything wrong to my face but its never smooth, pimples everywhere, so unhygienic-looking "orz
    hormones probs perhaps.

    btw im ur reader studying in tokyo.
    if u have time, i wish i can meet u whenever ur free \O.O/

  16. melody says:

    oh dear!!!!!
    thank goodness your skin cleared!!!!!!!!!
    living multiple lifes!!!!!!!!!! superbbbbbbbbbb!!!!!
    i’ve always wanted this! hahahahaha love love love!!!!!
    super fun!!!!!!!!
    today i’m miss super happy!!!!!!! 😉

  17. Alice says:

    Can I buy this medicine for acne in Hong Kong???

  18. vivian says:

    is ginger contact number correct? cz it seems that there is extra digit.

  19. vivian says:

    is there something wrong with the contact number? it seems that there is an extra digit.

  20. KY says:

    i can confirm that it really did look 5 times worse in real life, hope it’s all clear up now. @.@

  21. Daphne says:

    Aww,luckily you recover so fast!

    Gin is 神医!

    Looking forward for your next post!!! <3

    Please upload more post in Runway Channel too,Im your follower too!

  22. Pinnir says:

    Hi Chessie,

    May i know if i need Gin help on diagnosing me,where should i go to find her?i am from penang.


  23. anon says:

    can you ask gin what’s the medicine is called?? PLEASE T__T i had a terrible breakout out of a sudden too when i hardly have pimples all along… so frustrating T_T

  24. Is she located in KL only? As the number is not a SG number~

  25. Daphne says:

    Keep updating ya!!!

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