Tuesday, 28 September 2021

A Variety Of Updates!

Hello friends! There's been quite a flurry of filming taking place over the past several weeks for my different variety programmes, so here's just my quick update of what's already out over the past couple of months, and also a little preview of what's coming up from me soon on the variety front!

Firstly, back in late July we filmed a long-awaited episode of 鑫爺来咯 Adventure with Lawrence featuring some of the great food that can be found at Bukit Merah View Market & Hawker Centre. As you might remember, this was when Singapore had just returned to Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) and dining in was suspended. Many hawkers had been adversely affected by the measures, so along with my special guest Sherraine Law (羅翊綺), we brought in several takeaway dishes from the hawker centre to a studio to introduce them to our viewers! Filming was done in front of a green screen, and I think the end result is pretty cute; you can check out the episode below!

In my previous blog post, I also mentioned about my visit to Angel Aesthetica for a filler treatment on my chin, at the same time filming an episode for 養生法則 Law of Wellness to document the procedure! There are many who may have heard of medical aesthetics but still aren't really sure of what goes on inside the clinic, so with the help of Dr Ryan, I'm pleased to be able to share an inside look at the process while actually receiving a non-invasive treatment first-hand! It's definitely not as intimidating as it seems, as you can see here:

In the upcoming weeks, you can also expect a few more episodes of 鑫爺来咯 Adventure with Lawrence to be launched, where I'll be bringing different special guests to some really cool eating places for a sumptuous meal. Just how sumptuous? I can only let some behind-the-scenes photos do the talking for now, so do look out for the episodes to view the dishes in their full glory!

The above photo is taken at Peace Japanese Cuisine, and sitting right beside me to enjoy such a wonderful spread is Wallace Ang (洪圣安) from Beam Artistes. So many good things have been said about the restaurant, so it was a perfect opportunity to try it for myself together with a respected senior!

And fresh off filming a few days ago at Arteastiq DePatio in Plaza Singapura, I had the honour of having the lovely Ann Poh from Travel Media with me to immerse in the beautiful garden-themed setting and pamper ourselves with the sweet and savoury bites at the restaurant.

Feeling hungry already? Then you have to stay tuned to my variety programmes on Facebook because there will be these episodes, and more, dropping in shortly. 
As always, you can find regular updates on my YouTube channel and social media pages as well. If you enjoy the content, do hit Like or leave a comment so I'll know!

丘俊鑫 Lawrence Hiew

Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Chin Up, Beautiful!

We have all heard the saying that beauty is only skin deep. Without doubt, it's our inner character that is most important and we can't only pay attention to the superficial. However, we also understand that our physical appearance is very much linked to our self-esteem, which in turn affects our emotional well-being, values and goals.

When we look and feel good, we are naturally less self-conscious and more confident, thus helping us to present the best version of ourselves to the world, not just physically but also socially and mentally. 

At times, all it actually needs is a little adjustment to our appearance to make a vastly positive difference to our self-image and psyche. In my case, it is something that most people may not even notice.

For friends who have been following me on social media, you would have read about my experience over the past month where I visited Angel Aesthetica for a procedure on my jawline contour. You might have wondered, What was that about?

Well, I'd always felt that my chin was somewhat on the short side and also slightly receding inwards, which gave the perception of my upper lip protruding out, as you can see in the top-left photo. This is also in part due to an overbite in my upper teeth which I had previously installed Invisalign braces to address, but even then I still wasn't too comfortable with the protrusion that was made more obvious by the shape of my chin.

Hence, I consulted with Dr Ryan of Angel Aesthetica on this issue, and following his recommendation we went ahead with a filler treatment for my chin to give it a more pointed outline and enhance my jawline contour. Can you tell the difference in the Before and After photo below?

Yup, after the treatment I find my face looking less roundish and more defined, and there is also a nicer balance between my chin and my upper lip. Suffice to say I am pretty happy with the overall results of the procedure. A big shout-out to Dr Ryan, whose professionalism was top-notch, giving me excellent advice throughout!

And if you are interested to find out more about what the process was like for me, I have filmed and documented it for an upcoming episode of my variety programme on Facebook, 養生法則 Law of Wellness. Do follow the page and keep a look-out for it!

So for those who encounter certain dermatological issues or are considering aesthetic procedures, I would highly recommend Angel Aesthetica based on my own experience there. They offer a wide range of services, including laser treatments for the removal of blackheads, acne treatments and more. And of course, they will be able to advise you on the best course of action to take with their expertise.

Such procedures have helped countless people find their confidence and give them a much-needed boost to their self-esteem. If there are aspects in your appearance bothering you or even hampering your emotional well-being, you might be surprised how there can be a simple solution to it! Here's wishing everyone happiness on the journey to a better, more positive you!

丘俊鑫 Lawrence Hiew