Lohei / Yusheng Rituals and Meanings

Rituals and Meanings

Yu-Sheng

The tradition of Yu Sheng or Lo Hei originated from the phrase’s Cantonese meaning of ‘tossing up good fortune’ using raw fish salad which symbolises an ‘abundance of wealth and long life’. Made up of white and green radish, carrots, capsicum, turnips, red pickled ginger, slices of raw fish (commonly salmon), crackers, topped with fragrant dressing of plum sauce, five spice powder, sesame oil, this dish is usually served as an appetiser.

Gather your families and friends to toss the ingredients while saying auspicious well wishes out loud to usher in good luck. It is also believed the higher you toss the ingredients in the salad, the greater your fortunes will be.

To help you with the appropriate Chinese New Year auspicious phrases during Lo Hei

Step 1: All at the table & ready to begin
Words:
恭喜发财
Gong xi fa cai
Congratulations for your wealth
or
万事如意
Wan shi ru yi

May all your wishes be fulfilled

Step 2: Raw Fish
Words:
年年有余
Nian nian you yu
Abundance throughout the year

Step 3: The pomelo or lime
Words:
大吉大利
Da ji da li
Good luck and great prosperity

Step 4: Pepper & Cinnamon Powder
Words:
招财进宝
Zhao cai jin bao
Attract wealth and treasures

Step 5: Pour Oil circling the ingredients and encouraging money to flow in from all directions
Words:
一本万利
Yi ben wan li
Make 10,000 fold of profit with your capital
or
财原广进
Cai yuan guang jin
Attract wealth and treasures

Step 6: Shredded Carrots
Words:
鸿运当头
Hong yun dang tou
Good luck is approaching

Step 7: Shredded Green radish
Words:
青春常驻
Qing chun chang zhu
Forever young

Step 8: Shredded white radish
Words:
风生水起
Feng sheng shui qi
Progress at a fast pace
or
步步高升
Bu Bu gao sheng
Reaching higher level with each step

The condiments are finally added

Step 9: Chopped Peanut bits
Words:
金银满屋
Jin yin man wu
Household filled with gold and silver

Step 10: Sesame seeds
Words:
生意兴隆
Sheng yi xing long
Prosperity for the business

Step 11: Plum Sauce
Words:
甜甜蜜蜜
Tian tian mi mi
May life always be sweet

Step 12: Deep-fried flour crisps
Words:
满地黄金
Man di huang jin
Floor full of gold

Step 13:
The ingredients are mixed by pushing them toward the centre, an encouragement to push on the good luck of all at the table. All toss the salad with loud shouts of “lo hei” 捞起 and other auspicious New Year wishes.

If you can’t finish the salad, don’t worry, as usually a small amount is left behind to signify abundance.

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Wishing you & your family a joyous, healthy & wealthy Year of Monkey.

CNY 2016

猴年大吉
hóu nián dà jí
Lots of luck for this Monkey year

恭贺新禧
gōng hè xīn xǐ
Happy New Year

恭喜发财
gōng xǐ fā cái
Happy and prosperous

心想事成
xīn xiǎng shì chéng
May all your wishes come true

身体健康
shēn tǐ jiàn kāng
Enjoy good health

事业发达
shì yè fā dá
Success in your career

万事如意
wàn shì rú yì
Good Luck

生意兴隆
shēng yì xīng lóng
Prosperous business

大吉大利
dà jí dà lì
Lots of luck and profits

财源广进
cái yuán guǎng jìn
Plenty of Money and treasures

事事順心
shì shì shùn xīn
Everything goes

来年好运
lái nián hǎo yùn
Good luck in the coming year

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

This is not the most beautiful card but I do hope that it is the most meaningful one.

I read these phrases and it has always been apart of me.

I always try to practice what I read and learn and this little page made a lot of difference in my life.

Now I would like to share these phrases with you and hope that it will make a difference in your life too.

Christmas 2015

Christmas is Giving & Sharing

Learn to forgive – Life is too short

Actions speak much louder than words

Plant a few seeds that you may never see grow

Remember that we are all in this world together

Remember that what goes around comes around

Give more of yourself and you will get more out of life

Never compromise your integrity for anyone or anything

Friends and family are like plants – they need regular care

Get your priorities right and remember what really matters

Your most valuable possession is good health, so take care of it

Remember that true wealth is not what you have it is what you are

Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have

Laugh and smile more and share lots of hugs with those close to you

It’s not how long we work that is important but how much we get done

Live for today, not yesterday or tomorrow and fill your life with real moments

Don’t take short cuts – life journey is long but every step brings a little more wisdom

Remember that if you recognize a problem then you are already half way to solving it

Remember that destiny is not something that just happens – we have to make it happen

Take a risk now and then. We are more disappointed by those we didn’t do than by those we did

Remember that when things go wrong there is always a positive side for we learn and grow from these experiences

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Charity Campaign 2015 – Beauty that Counts

“It is a blessing to be able to give back to the community. In return, the smile on their faces warms everyone’s hearts.

Dear friends, supporters, and contributors,

We would like to thank for your awesome support with our Beauty that Counts(TM) Charity Campaign 2014.  Thank you all for the thought and the heart to help.

Since 2008, the global Mary Kay® charitable program, Beauty That Counts(TM) has helped transform the lives of women and children around the world.

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Make a difference in someone’s life today. There are just so little things we can do to help. Have a great heart and help us in this charity movement.

Makes a Beautiful Difference

With every donation, you will receive
♥ Limited Edition Beauty That Counts NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss.
♥ Free Makeup & Skincare Workshop worth $180.

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Now, you can wear the Beauty that CountsTM Lip Gloss and at the same time help women and children further enrich their lives.

Together we can MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to make a beautiful difference..

Thanks and Warm Regards from The Glamour Image team.

We wish our little effort could help these women and children!

HOPE Worldwide & Beauty That Counts

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Thank you for your support!

Wishing you & Family
a Spectacular Christmas.

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12 Best Primers for Long-Lasting Eye Makeup

Liners, shadows, and mascaras can end up looking like a hot (smudged) mess at the end of the day if you don’t use a good primer. Keep your eye makeup on with these reader faves.

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If you’re like most of us, you may be guilty of getting ahead of yourself sometimes. You get home from a first date and spend the rest of the night imagining your wedding day and the number of kids you’ll have. You start thinking about a baby room, browsing Home Depot for the perfect duck wallpaper — even though you haven’t so much as kissed the guy. The same goes for makeup. Before any of the groundwork is laid, you meticulously layer on eye shadows, liners and mascara before priming. And the next thing you know, all of your hard work has smudged off your face. We know: We’re guilty of these jump-the-gun habits too.

According to the makeup experts we talked to, if you don’t prime before applying eye makeup, you’re committing a serious makeup crime. If you’ve been putting the horse before the cart with your morning makeup routine and aren’t convinced that you need (or have time for) this crucial step, maybe this will do it: Experts say that the No. 1 way to prevent makeup from melting and smudging is to prime. (Think about it this way — taking an extra 10 seconds in the morning to apply eye primer is quicker than spending five minutes wiping eyeliner off your lower lids in the afternoon.)

To prevent these kinds of makeup mishaps, we’ve combed through more than a thousand reviews of eye primers to bring you the 12 that work best. Readers say these primers do exactly what they’re supposed to: Keep your eye makeup looking as fresh as it did the moment you applied it — all day.

12 Best Primers

No. 12: ELF Mineral Eyeshadow Primer – rating: 8.6*
One reviewer was “shocked” that this super affordable primer is the best one she has ever used. You only need a “small amount and voila… [your] eye shadow stays on all day.” Reviewers agree and say that it “leaves eyelids dry, and makeup does not slide off.” And not only does it give shadows excellent staying power, it also “makes the colors more vibrant.”

No. 11: BareMinerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer – rating: 8.6*
If your shadow ends up smudged all over your face by the end of the day, “just try this primer once and you won’t be without it.” The product is “light” and “weightless” when you put it on, and it keeps your shadow on all day without creasing. One reviewer calls this her “miracle” product and other reviewers agree, saying that it is “definitely worth every penny.”

No. 10: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion – rating: 8.7*
Readers say this primer “adds a subtle sheen and color for a nice glow.” It is “my absolute go-to holy grail of eye shadow primers,” swears one. It is also an “absolute must-have if you use any sort of mineral eye shadow, because shadows stick to my eyelids like metal to a magnet.” One person says she can “work all day, work out, sweat like a pig and my eye shadow will stay put” with this primer. And one reader found that applying a little under the lower lash lines and setting it lightly with powder “will keep my mascara from smudging.” Brilliant.

No. 9: Mary Kay Eye Primer – rating: 8.9*
This primer is “quick drying, not messy, not greasy, and there’s no residue, peeling or creasing.” One reader says, “I wore eye shadow and liner for 21 hours once with this product, and I looked just as great at the club at 2 a.m. as I did at the 6 a.m. meeting that morning.” It’s also “great for aging skin [since it] gives you a nice even canvas to apply eye shadow.”

No. 8: ELF Studio Eye Primer Liner Sealer – rating: 9.0*
One trusted reviewer calls this primer “beyond brilliant.” Another says, “I can’t get over how amazing this product is! It not only turns any eye shadow you want into eyeliner, it makes it WATERPROOF!” It also sets your eye shadow in place while giving it a crease-proof finish that lasts all day. How can you beat that?

No. 7: MAC Prep + Prime Lash – rating: 9.1*
“If you have sparse lashes, this is for you!” say readers. It “creates a dramatic effect” and “every time I use it people ask me if my lashes are false, because it adds so much length,” says another. It even gives “thin Asian lashes an amazing [boost]” since “every other lash primer just makes [my] poor lashes even droopier, not to mention clumpy!” Readers also say it helps protect lashes to “keep them nice and healthy.” Devotees promise “it’ll give your fave mascara new life, and your lashes will look amazing!”

No. 6: Blinc Lash Primer – rating: 9.1*
“Every woman should have this product!” says one reader. Why? “Other primers are too thick, dull the color of my mascaras and make my lashes stiff. NOT THIS STUFF! It glides on smooth, doesn’t make my lashes hard even after two coats and seems to lengthen by adding just a touch of extra wispiness at the tips of my lashes,” one reader explains. Another says that she uses it “before going to bed, which seems to darken the color of my lashes and make them longer/thicker.”

No. 5: Too Faced Shadow Insurance – rating: 9.2*
“The first day I used this [product], my mother asked me when I had gotten the new eye shadow. It was one I had worn regularly for months, but this primer makes it so much more vibrant,” says one reader. Another says, this primer “stays on even when I rub my eyes by mistake (I wear contacts).” Readers also like that it “works great on my lower lids to keep my eyeliner in place.” And, it “leaves a tiny amount of shimmer, which is flattering and brightening to the eye area without looking like a disco ball.”

No. 4: Laura Mercier Eye Basics – rating: 9.2*
Why it’s great: Readers “could not believe the feel or lasting power of this product” and find it a ” wonderful eyelid primer/cover-up.” It “also works as a perfect neutral/natural shadow.” It’s great for mature skin as well. One reader “had been using concealer as a base and was told to switch to this to keep the under-eye bags from looking too wrinkly,” and it works!

No. 3: Lancome Cils Booster XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base – rating: 9.4*
All mascara can pull on lashes, causing them to become brittle and fall out, “but this protects and conditions your lashes,” says one reader. “With continued use, my lashes are in much better condition and less prone to breakage,” says another. Another reader says, “This is one product that I panic if I run out of, ” and “the best thing about this base is that it turns even the cheapest mascara into something that looks like a luxury purchase.”

No. 2: It Cosmetics Bye Bye Lid Lines – rating: 9.7*
Why it’s great: “This product works great for my over-50 eyelids. It really smoothes out the lines and discoloration and keeps my eye shadow looking perfect all day,” says one reader. Another agrees: “I recommend this product no matter your age.” Women who’ve tried them all say, “While the other [primers] do help shadow stay crease-proof, this REALLY makes it look great and is good for your skin, too, because it’s loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and green tea extract.”

No. 1: NYX Cosmetics HD Eye Shadow Base – rating: 10.0*
This trusty little $7 primer is a reviewer favorite. “This primer does exactly what it’s supposed to do and it looks perfect all day,” says one raving reviewer. Another calls it “a steal for the money!” This primer is perfect for smoothing out lines and securing your eye shadow all day long. “I will never buy an expensive eye shadow primer again. I will keep repurchasing this because it does exactly what it’s supposed to and it is at a great price,” adds another reviewer.

*At time of publication

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Ready To Wear Makeup Looks Featured on Project Runway Season 13

When Mary Kay® meets Project Runway Season 13, magic happens. At least according to the makeup brush of Mary Kay® Global Makeup Artist Luis Casco, who created two gorgeous looks featured on the show.

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I recently had the awesome opportunity to recreate the looks featured on Project Runway Season 13, which is sponsored by Mary Kay. What a fun time I had playing with the gorgeous colors and beauty tools Luis used to create the Graphic Eye Look and Emerald Smoke Look. Both of these makeup applications are easy and they are totally wearable not only on the fashion runway, but in a typical gal’s day-to-day life. Luis knows how to make color accessible and not overwhelming at all. The Graphic Eye Look plays on pops of color to make a traditional cat eye edgy.

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When I wore this out and about, I got raves across the board for how great my eyes looked. I quite agree!

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The Emerald Smoke Look is so much fun, and if you’ve been reading Painted Ladies long enough, you know I love green eyeshadow.

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This is a really pretty way to wear color shadow that isn’t overwhelming at all.

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Can I be totally honest with you all? I was really impressed beyond what I thought I would be with the Mary Kay® beauty items I used to recreate both looks. While I’ve dabbled here and there with Mary Kay through the years, I’ve never really used a full line of Mary Kay® products. To my delight and surprise, I am really enjoying using these highly pigmented, quality products that are definitely going to make reappearances in future makeup looks here on Painted Ladies. The gel eyeliner that stays put and does not travel whatsoever? Love, pure love! Mary-Kay-Project-Runway-Season-13-d-1024x699

And I really enjoyed the Mary Kay® True Dimensions Lipsticks which are creamy as all get up, smooth and super pigmented. I could keep raving about these products for a good long spell, but needless to say the Mary Kay® Translucent Loose Powder and Finishing Spray By Skindinavia are two must haves. Good job, Mary Kay! Mary-Kay-Project-Runway-Season-13-l

For more inspiration and videos on both of the looks I featured, visit the Project Runway section of Mary Kay’s website. I know you’ll enjoy the looks and products as much as I do!

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Get Glowing

Today’s blog is from Celebrity Makeup Artist Virginia Linzee and Celebrity Stylist Lo VonRumpf. This month’s look is “Earthy Glow” and we sat down with Virginia and Lo to find out more about how they created this look. 

What was your inspiration for the Earthy Glow look?

LVR: I have always loved styling with earth tones, but definitely felt inspired after spending time in Nashville with my clients. In Los Angeles, it’s pretty much always sunny, but as I watched the season change in Nashville, I felt inspired. The foliage, trees changing colors made me naturally gravitate toward the earth tones when styling. I had just wrapped seeing all the shows at NYC fashion week and noticed plenty of safari inspired prints, textures, and rich colors. I decided to make earth tones my focus because they are most flattering and transitional to the season.  

VL: I was thinking about the transition from summer to fall and about a well-traveled, wise woman. This woman has really lived so she doesn’t feel the need to be flashy, but is very graceful, beautiful, and natural. She probably still has her tan from summer, but will be wearing very fashionable earth tones for fall.

How did you decide on the specific Mary Kay products for this look?

VL: I wanted anyone wearing this look to like she just got back from a great vacation. I also wanted her to look natural, so great skin is key. I wanted it to be effortless, and think the woman who wears this look is very comfortable with herself, and she should be – she’s gorgeous!

What’s the best way to achieve this look?

VL: Apply the Mary Kay® Mineral Bronzing Powder in Light to Medium to use all over, and the Medium to Dark shade to contour. Be sure to use good powder, cheek and contour brushes to blend, blend, blend! Don’t forget to bronze the neck, shoulders and décolletage. I chose Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Colors in Honey Spice to brighten the eyes and Driftwood to add dimension, but still look very natural. Add sparkle to the inner corners of eyes with Mary Kay At PlayTM Eye Crayon in Gold Mine. To keep the lips looking soft, feminine, and natural I used True Dimensions® Lipstick in Tangerine Pop.

LVR: This look is great to have in your closet because it feels effortless and works in every season. Earth tones are chic all year round. There are a few pieces that you can have in your wardrobe that will serve as the strong basics to build the rest of your closet on. A thick knit sweater or cardigan, a great pair of camel chino style pants, trench coat and some nude pumps are all staples I recommend having in all of my client’s closets. Once you have your key earth tone pieces, it’s fun to add in bold colors as the season changes.

What are the best places to wear this look?

LVR: Earth Tones have a daytime casual feel to them so I love styling this look for that perfect weekender outfit.  Running errands, taking a weekend trip or just meeting up for lunch with friends in this look definitely is stylish and on trend. Its neutrals, warm tones that feels so effortless and chic at the same time. It’s easy to transition them into a more formal setting.  I also like this look in a business environment because it’s flattering for the skin tone and adds warmth to an office setting.

Tell us what you think about “Earthy Glow”! Where will you rock this look?

Celebrity Makeup Artist Virginia Linzee began her career in fine arts and applied her artistic skill and vision to “paint” the famous faces of celebrities, musicians and models. Virginia has an exceptional ability to translate her visions into gorgeous looks with some of her clients including Drake and Cobra Starship; designers Anna Sui, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Michael Kors; and celebs Michael Phelps, Andie MacDowell and Cheryl Hines.

With a passion for personal branding and a keen eye for styling, Lawrence “Lo” VonRumpf has become a fashionable force in the styling industry. As a Los Angeles-based stylist, Lo credits his talent to understanding what looks good both behind the scenes and in front of the camera. Lo works with Disney stars Peyton List, Kelli Berglund, and ABC’s Jean Luc Bildeau and Tajh Mowry. Lo styles for the CMA’s, Grammy Awards, Golden Globes, AMA’s and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York and Miami. He also provided style commentary and interviews for MTV VMAs and The People’s Choice Awards.

Earthy Glow Sketch

 

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Happy Teacher’s Day – Free Makeup Workshop

Happy Teacher’s Day to all teachers in the world!!
Happy Teacher’s Day to all my fellow beauty consultants !!!
We are teachers too! We should celebrate too!

Free Makeup Workshop for all teachers.

Preschool, Childcare, Kindergarten, Primary, Secondary, JC, Poly, Uni, ITE, Institutes, Tuition center, Enrichment center, ….etc

Register before 30 Sep 2014, redemption period : 1 Sep 2014 to 31 Nov 2014.

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Course Outline: 180 minutes guided hands-on workshop
• Preparation of skin for flawless makeup
• How to Control Oil and Shine throughout the day
• How to Pick your right foundation shade
• How to Apply foundation for a lasting effect
• How to Highlight your Facial features
• How to Achieve the perfect brow
• How to Blush & Contour
• How to Create a 3D effect makeup
• How to Apply Eye Shadow ( from Basic to Trendy eye makeup )
• How to Find your right eyes shadow color
• How to Blend shades perfectly using different brushes
• How to Match Lip Color to your Eye Shadow
• How to Achieve long lasting Makeup from morning to night
• All materials are provided

Includes 30 mins Skincare workshop
• Learn Skincare know-how
• Update your daily skincare regiment
• How to Minimize pore sizes
• How to Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
• How to Renew, Rejuvenate, and Revitalize the look of skin
• How to Attain a bright, radiant & healthy skin
• How to Removes dark circles / eye bags / puffy eyes
• How to Uplift sagging skin to become suppler and firmer
• How to have Soft and Luscious lips

Includes Complimentary Hand Spa

Workshop Schedule:
Our workshops are kept small because we want to Focus on You!

Monday – Friday
• 3pm – 5pm
• 7pm – 9pm

Saturday and Sunday
• 3pm – 5pm

Public Holidays
• Upon request and subject to availability

Call us at 9777 2277 between 10am and 5.30pm for enquiries or send us an email with the following details:

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Even the best products can’t save you from bad application

Even the best products can’t save you from bad application.
Let’s go back to beauty school. Come join our Makeup workshop!

• Do you wish to have Fun & Learn Make up?
• Discover the hidden secrets to looking gorgeous at the workplace or party.
• Achieve Self Confidence and get the Best out of Everyday Makeup.
• Update your makeup techniques.
• Learn the right makeup steps and different makeup techniques.

You’re doing your makeup all wrong

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All you need to do is bring yourself and loads of curiosity to learn new skills. Perfect to attend with girl friends and colleagues.
• 1 Pax – Only $18 : Eye Makeup Workshop
• 1 Pax – Only $30 : Eye Makeup & Advance Makeup Workshop
• 2 Pax – Only $30 : Eye Makeup Workshop
• 2 Pax – Only $50 : Eye Makeup & Advance Makeup Workshop
• Buy as many as you like as gifts.
• Minimum 5 pax to start workshop at the comfort of your own home or office

Course Outline: 180 minutes guided hands-on workshop
• Preparation of skin for flawless makeup
• How to Control Oil and Shine throughout the day
• How to Pick your right foundation shade
• How to Apply foundation for a lasting effect
• How to Highlight your Facial features
• How to Achieve the perfect brow
• How to Blush & Contour
• How to Create a 3D effect makeup
• How to Apply Eye Shadow ( from Basic to Trendy eye makeup )
• How to Find your right eyes shadow color
• How to Blend shades perfectly using different brushes
• How to Match Lip Color to your Eye Shadow
• How to Achieve long lasting Makeup from morning to night
• All materials are provided

Includes 30 mins Skincare workshop
• Learn Skincare know-how
• Update your daily skincare regiment
• How to Minimize pore sizes
• How to Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
• How to Renew, Rejuvenate, and Revitalize the look of skin
• How to Attain a bright, radiant & healthy skin
• How to Removes dark circles / eye bags / puffy eyes
• How to Uplift sagging skin to become suppler and firmer
• How to have Soft and Luscious lips

Includes Complimentary Hand Spa

Conditions
• Valid till 30 Oct 2014.
• Valid for Female & male customers, age 18 years and above.
• Voucher is transferable.
• Voucher is non-refundable and non-exchangeable for cash or other products/services.
• Not valid with any other promotions and/or discounts.
• Reservation is subjected to availability.

Workshop Location:
Raffles Town Club

Workshop Schedule:
Our workshops are kept small because we want to Focus on You!

Monday – Friday
• 3pm – 5pm
• 7pm – 9pm

Saturday and Sunday
• 3pm – 5pm

Public Holidays
• Upon request and subject to availability

Change of appointment must be made at least 3 days in advance, subject to availability.

Call us at 9777 2277 between 10am and 5.30pm for enquiries or send us an email with the following details:

 

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