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I'M IN LOVE WITH HTC INCREDIBLE S (PART 2)


It sounds a little showing-off but I have the reasons why I'm saying so. Many people told me "No, iPhone is the best now. No other phones can defeat". Hello, don't say as if I'm a dummy who've never touched an iPhone before. I'm having an iPhone, a Blackberry & a HTC Incredible S now and I'm speaking with full of justice. *ahem*

To be honest, I was a big fan of iPhone (and Blackberry previously) for their smartness & especially the HDR camera function, 5megapixels camera and flash. The photos taken by an iPhone never fail to please me with their soft skin mode, lighting adjustment. And if I want my photos to be even much chio-er, I just need to download extra photography apps in the Apps store. I was very happy back then. 

Until HTC Incredible S arrived at my house. I was introduced about the new "member" who wants to join the Crystal's gadget family that this tiny black phone has 8 megapixels. And no, it's actually not tiny. In fact, it's the biggest phone among the three with 4inch screen (iphone has only 3.5inch display). 

Ok lah, some of you can nag me like my mom "You buy a phone not a camera. What do you need a high megapixel phone for? Taking a normal photo is good enough". Ok fair, can I ask you to buy one of these phones below:

Just need to make a phone call, sms only, why need an iPhone ???

Is it so wrong to demand smart phone comes with a smart camera? No, it isn't. Especially, it's an phone for a blogger, photographers, reporters who need to capture photos, moments every where on the go. And that's the reason why I praised this HTC Incredible S so much because I don't have to download every single apps to beautify my photos. All the different photo effects are ready-to-use and real-time sharing!

Let me show you the different photo effects that HTC Incredible S has:


1. Depth of field. 
Super dreamy feel with blur background


2. Vintage mode

3. Vintage warm

Vintage warm with different lighting

4. Vintage cold

5. Grayscale

6. Sepia 

7. Distortion 
Was on the plane flying to Krabi and I took this photo. It turned out to be quite artistic, lolz


and many more....

My favorite macro shooting mode and HTC gives me the feeling like I'm holding a semi-pro DSLR with their auto-focus lens. Maxi intelligence! 


Low light shooting can never be easier. My iPhone cries out loud when it comes to this. 


Angry bird, what level are you? ;)

 Another artistic photo of the sky with Vintage mode! 


Food photo taken by HTC Incredible S (with flash of course)


Wanna know how iPhone photo looks like?









Here you go!


Some other photo comparisons:

My tissue box, cute? 

Taking photo of my friend Alicia using iPhone & HTC with flash. And obviously, HTC gives me so much better quality photo.

Normal shooting without flash. iPhone4 makes my skin much better but lighting isnt as good as HTC. 

So don't say that I'm bias to HTC Incredible S. Proof given! And this is not to mention that HTC Incredible S does have many different effects for movie shooting as well which iPhone has none. OMG! Seriously! Think again people! I mean I still love iPhone because I've been using it for a while but I can't deny that HTC does give me so much more excitement and happiness, not to mention how convenient and smart the phone is. How smart?

1. Friend stream: all status, photos update from Twitter, Facebook of the same person will be shown in 1 screen. Which phone has that? HTC!

2. Contact + facebook/ twitter = People. That's why, the moment you key in your facebook username & password, HTC will help you to find and match the contact in your contact and update it instantly. I was literally shocked when I saw my cousin's handphone number in UK in my contact. I didn't even ask her, neither she gave me. That's really amazing, HTC!

3. Photo tagging before uploading: Right! As per normal, you need to upload your photo onto the facebook first, then you'll be able to tag your friend. With HTC, tag anytime you want and upload it. The phone will auto-crawl the correct friend in your friend list. You got my salutation!

There are so many other awesome functions that HTC has which I'm unable to tell you all now. If you still insist iPhone is better than HTC, then you don't need to read my blog anymore. It's redundant!
But before leaving my page, please remember grab a HTC to try out and experience yourself and come back to tell me what you think.

Now I'm still placing HTC as champion! Cheh!

Last message before I end the entry, PLEASE VOTE FOR ME! How many times do I need to say this so that you will vote for me? Wtf! VOTE LAHHH!



Stubborn people don't want to vote yet? Sure, no problem! Support HTC instead of me by visiting their Website,  visiting their Facebook fan and following Crystal on Twitter
Good luck!
Crystal Phuong
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CHEAP BUT GOOD! IT'S DEALGURUSG (PART 2)


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Just 2 days ago, I posted up an entry about shopping experience at Deal.com.sg and to make my story be more reliable and trustworthy, I really did try to purchase few deals on that website to experiment myself. See how brave I am! :D 

This is the 1st deal I bought! 


61 people bought the deal so far, it means I'm not the only brave girl, lolz. The difference is the other 60 people don't share what they feel after the deal, I do!

Saying "brave" because there are many friends warned me before I bought any deal online:

"All these things are not good, that's why they sell so cheap"
"Nah, I'm sure they will try to sell you package after you finish the treatment. You'll end up paying more"
"What if they will give you a lousy service and you paid already? And no refund?"
"Can it be trusted? Maybe they write up very nicely online, but the true services are not like that?"
bla bla bla,.......

Tell me that you have all those fears too?
I did! But that was before I tried out the first deal I bought. To my surprise, there is no other words beside PERFECTION! Read til the end and you'll know why.

I came to dBelle Beautique on Sunday afternoon when I had no work, I pampered myself the whole Sunday with facial treatment, spa and massage. So shiok! The shop is located at the most happening shopping street in Singapore, Queen Street. It's next to Bugis Street and it's pretty easy to find out.


Shopfront! 
Like any other beauty salons, it's cozy and quiet from the entrance  itself.  

Special promotion! 
The offer on Deal.com.sg is still cheaper :D Only S$29! So you know where to get the good deal ;)


Salon interior! It looks quite new as the owner has just finished renovation 2 days before I came. Everything is clean, nice and new, I love it!

Roses on the reception table make the place become sweeter and more lovely. 

Look at these products displayed! 

dBelle is mainly using Karin Herzog which is very popular for oxygen therapy that helps to maintain the youthfulness of your skin. You might think this is just one of many other skin care products? No, you are wrong! It is so damn popular in Hollywood, ok! Many celebrities like Cameron Diaz, Demi Moore, Renell Zellweger, Sharon Stone, Jenifer Aniston, Kylie Minogue, Uma Thurman have been using it for long time. Especially, guess who is the big fan of Karin Herzog?


Prince William's wife, Kate Middleton
Ok! Not necessary for me to speak further. You want to check how popular this products are, read it here and here. 

Back to the main topic! I was taken to visit their premise, there are 3 treatment rooms in total
Each is very clean, nicely decorated and very comfortable too!

I was walking out from the washroom and snapping this photo, lolz.

Pink shoes! Oh, I'm in love with this.

Now come to the treatment! If you ever read on the voucher! I was entitled for 2 intensive treatments which are:
1. Solitaire Skin refining therapy
2. Chocolate Oxygen Face Treatment
FREE Soft hands treat. 

A happy customer waiting to be beautified :D


To make it better for comparison, I even took a picture of my skin before the treatment. If you can see, I've started having quite numbers of freckles which may cause aging faster, wtf. Blame the stupid sun! My skin pores are big and there are many blackheads which I've been trying many ways to remove 'em away. None can solve my problem and I'm very upset. I was very doubtful that dBelle could do any miracle -_-

First step, Jess (my aesthetician) helped to remove my make-up and clean my face using Karin Herzog Finest Chocolate Cleansing. 


So cool and nice feeling.

Now, it's clean! I'm getting ready for the next step. 

Second step, Jess applied Karin Herzog Oxygen on my face. 


To make sure the oxegen adsorbs deeply into my skin, she even used the transparent nylon to wrap up my face, lolz...
Look at the bubbly oxygen on my face, so yum, hahahah....



Third step, which I was exclusively offered out of 2 items listed on Deal.com.sg, it's Diamond peel &Ultrasounds therapy.


I don't know what the exact name for all the equipments but I called it "Skin Ring", hahaha. I coined that words, does it sound nicer?


I was very amazed after Jess showed me the result of my half face has diamond peel done. It was so flawless and clean, omg! The result is so super obviously different. I love this "Skin Ring" but I can't do it too often because my skin is too fragile, too thin, it will not be good if I scrub it too often :( 


Ultrasound therapy but there wasn't any sound at all except the blue light and cold metal device running on my face. This is to make the Oxygen adsorbs even deeper and deeper to my skin. I love this blue thingy, so cool and it made me almost fall asleep.

Fourth step, Chocolate time baby!
But this chocolate is not  for you to eat, it's for your skin. It's pretty funny to look at the photo with the mask on. I looked like an alien or a person have just survived from a terrifying burning.

It's ugly, so gotta strike a cute pose to earn some credits back, lolz....

OK, relaxing time! I tried very hard to relax during the treatment and this is my 10mins precious moment when I dozed off. 
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20 minutes later! It's time to wash up and look at mirror

I''M HERE, COMPLETELY RELAXED!!!!

Pardon my messy hair but my skin look awesome! Muahahahhaahha!


A close up shot without any make up on! I swear I didn't photoshop anything too. 

The only things that applied on my face are these stuffs:


Feeling like a celebrity now, hahahha

After face treatment, Jess even gave me some product samples to use at home. See how nice she is! 

I don't know how soon I will finish all the samples as I'm gonna use them twice everyday. Must utilize it to the max coz good chance never comes twice, lolz.

Lastly, Jess did for me Hand treatment using Oxygen as well and look at how amazing this so-called Oxygen therapy can do to your skin? Instant result! Can you see the part with Oxygen and the one without?
I have only 3 words: OH MY GOD!


That also ended my treatment with a HUGE satisfaction. I was super-duper happy with the result and thought my 3hours spending there totally worth it. If you wish to have your skin brightened, you definitely need Karin Herzog products.

Before ending this post, I'm answering your annoying and dumb questions above again:


"All these things are not good, that's why they sell so cheap"
- Hello, after reading my blog entry above, you still dare to say this? it's not because of the products or services are cheap, it's because you are too cheapskate, you can't even afford S$29 for 3 in 1 treatment, how could you afford to buy there S$3xx treatments? Just shut up and stop spreading the negative, shitty comments to others!

"Nah, I'm sure they will try to sell you package after you finish the treatment. You'll end up paying more"
- No, Jess didn't try to sell me anything after all. Regardless the small amount of the offer compares to their expensive services & products, she still tried her best to give me the best services ever. I like that and her personality too. If after the treatment, you want to continue, it's your choice!

"What if they will give you a lousy service and you paid already? No refund somemore"
- If unfortunately there is such case happened, you know who is always standing beside  you. TALK TO DealGuruSG. Cheaters always need to be banned and I'm very sure DealGuruSG is doing a very good job to protect their buyers. For me, I was very pleased by dBelle service, I'm gonna give them more credits. 

"Can it be trusted? Maybe they write up very nicely online, but the true services are not like that?"
- Read the answer at question no.3

I hope I've manged to satisfy you all with this entry, my God! I didn't plan to write it that long but every time I started writing, words and words are flooding up my mind and I couldn't stop it. Perhaps, I'm successful in making you guys feel more confident in shopping online especially knowing how to search for good deals around. There are plenty but be smart to chose which one is best for you. 

I've seen many deal websites around but so far, I'm only interested in Deal.com.sg. Their deals, services or even their website layout are so much better than others :D

I've done my part, now it's your turn to do something to show us some supports. 

1. Wanna get more good deals and stuffs? Visit DealGuruSg website, join their Facebook and follow them on Twitter. They are nice people! 

2. I'm still running for my Singapore Blog Award 2011 under Best Online Shopping Category sponsored by Deal.com.sg, PLEASE SHOW ME SOME SUPPORT BY VOTING FOR ME!
You gotta create an account to vote, it will take only 3, 4 minutes, so don't be lazy. 
Click the photo below to VOTE NOW!!!!






P/s: Btw, I have good news for you guys! If any of you are interested in the facial treatment that I have above, you can either request DealGuruSG to re-sell it. Else, you can make an appointment at the salon itself. Call 6338 0506 for an appointment, look for Jess. Mentioned my  name Crystal Phuong to get a special discount! Good luck in achieving your flawless skin ;)
Crystal Phuong
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CHEAP BUT GOOD! IT'S DEALGURUSG (PART 1)


I'm writing this entry while the Great Singapore Sales (GSS) was started not long ago, people are shopping crazily like I do. I just went shopping today actually and I bought a blazer from ZARA for S$129. Gosh, someone gotta either stops me from shopping too much or asks ZARA "Why you DID NOT give any discount during GSS?". And this GSS is one year once thing, wtf! So if anyone wants to buy stuffs at cheap price, do it once a year only? That sucks! 

Alternately, I decided to explore online shopping sometimes ago because things sold online are obviously much cheaper than the ones in store. Know what online shopping website I found?

It's called:




From its name, everyone should know it's talking about deal, pricing, promotion etc...But what kind of deals do they have? How good are their deals? I just can say: 
They have "Great Singapore Sales" ALL YEAR ROUND!!! Muahahahaha.....:D
Everything is super cheap yet super good! You gotta visit their website to explore it. Click HERE! 

Upon entering their website, you will be asked to submit your email address. Like this!

This is to help them keep you updated with all the latest deals. How nice!

I've done mine long time ago and now I regularly receive many hot deals from them and they are always making my life difficult because there are too many super-duper good deals that you could never resist. -_-OMG! You know I'm a traveling animal, I love traveling so damn much, yet they come out with many travel deals almost every single day.

Not only just a good traveling package but also damn cheap as if they are giving a free holiday like that! See this!


What??? Did I see the price correctly? It's S$50 to travel to Shanghai for 5D4N with 4 stars hotel and so many other stuffs. OMFG! Kill me lah, I want to travel tomorrow already. S$50 for a 5 days trip to Shanghai, even if I need to book my own air ticket, it's still so much cheaper than buying a trip through a travel agent or whatsoever. 

I am seriously amazed! 

Not only travel deals, they do have so many other deals as well. Talking about food deals, you ask for it, they grant your request


S$20 to eat at a high class restaurant, buffet somemore, lolz. You gotta be kidding me! I'm very sure, we're going to see many people will put on weight in near future. Why? Because they always eat good foods bought from deal.com.sg *wink*. I sound like an advertising girl, lolz!

But don't get me wrong! I'm just speaking out what I feel and experience with this website. I even bought 1 deal to Batam and another deal was a facial treatment. 


2 hours of facial, skinning therapy for only $29 instead of S$208, I bet even you dig the whole spas or skin care shops in Singapore, you will not be able to find such a good deal like this at all. :D 

And all deals have limited time and limited offers, so the moment you see any good deal, you'd better quickly grab it before it's too late. Nothing will be left for you, that's sad.

Buying off a deal on this site is so simple and hassle-free. You just need to click Buy Now, the website will assist you every single step until you confirm the purchase. Hence, need not to worry so much, the only thing you need to do now is:

1. Following up Deal.com.sg on Facebook, Twitter so that you can receive the latest deals, infos from them
2. Refer your friends to join Deal.com.sg to win S$8/ each successful referral 


What are you waiting for???????

Quickly register an account and start shopping now! If you don't have any money to shop, then refer friends lor. They are paying you to shop with them too! Mad awesome and generous! 

I've done my part & purchased 2 deals. Both are beauty and spa related and my appointment for facial chocolate treatment will be tomorrow noon. OMG! Seriously! I can't wait to be there! Will blog about it later once I'm back from the treatment tomorrow. Stay tunned! ;)
Crystal Phuong
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