Second time the champion

Why I was so busy for the past few weeks? Actually I was busy with the dance performance practices for the talent competition in the company team building event.

Last year, we were the champion in the performance event. We wanted so much to defend the champion, but we didn't have much confidence. Because other groups were getting better and they had already benchmark what we had done last year.

I had been sacrificed my gym time and my hiking time for the past 1 month, joining my division colleagues for the practices, be it in the office after working hours or out of office on weekends.

Finally, the date was here. Last Saturday 7am, the company arranged 6 buses taking us from the company to The Lost World of Tambun, Ipoh.
Me and my one night roommate were so excited and happy like small girls going for field trip.

The event was kick-started with aerobic exercise and then we were split into 7 groups for some indoor and outdoor activities at the theme park. I was so glad that my group won the 3rd prize on the day 1 program.

7pm, I bathed, changed, and got ready for the evening, which was the most anticipated team building program - Night of the star.

These were all the dance performance members. The same members that we had in our dance last year, except there were 3 new faces joining us this year. We called ourselves "Descendants of the rain".

As I said, the competition was tougher this year, none of us would think that we could be winning the champion again. All other 7 performances were great too. I couldn't believe it at all when the emcee announced that "Descendants of the rain" was the champion.

To my utter surprise, I got another champion on the next day extreme challenge activities at the adventure park.

Too good to be true,  the group that I participated won the 3rd place on day 1 activities, 1st place on the performance competition, and also 1st place on day 2 extreme challenge activities.What a fruitful event that I had!

To read more about my last year company team building, please visit the link below.

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Drugstore skin care products that I use

Today, I would like to share with everyone the drugstore skin care products that I like, and I use as my regimen to substitute Acne.org products that I needed to order online and get them ship from US. I can save some $$$ by getting the substitution from local drugstore. Thank goodness that the drugstore products give me the effectiveness about 95% of Daniel Kern's regimen that I previously shared in my blog post.
Morning, I cleanse my face with Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. Evening, I still use Acne.org cleanser.

After washing my face with Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, I apply the Benzac AC 5% . I can't find the 2.5% of benzoyl peroxide anywhere that is in the Treatment of Acne.org. Therefore, I only use a thin layer of Benzac AC 5%  just enough to cover my whole face. In the evening, I still use Treatment from Acne.org as my 2nd step skin care regimen.
Wait for 3 to 5 minutes till all the BP in Benzac AC 5% is absorbed into the skin, then I press one pump of Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture combination skin and apply directly onto my whole face. This Neurtrogena moisturizer is light and good enough for day use. I still use the moisturizer from Acne.org as my evening regimen.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Pure-Mild Sunscreen Lotion SPF50+ is my favorite sunscreen lotion so far. I have used the 3rd tube already. I like it as it is not oily and it doesn't break me out at all. However, it will make the skin look patchy with white flake when it doesn't apply evenly.

This is me without any makeup. As it is Saturday, less people around, I need to go to gym right after work, so I don't put mascara, lipstick, blush and powder. There are still a few hormonal acne scars left on my chin. They can be easily concealed with makeup I believe.

I don't invest in expensive and branded skincare products. I don't buy serum and essence. I use only cleanser, treatment(BP), moisturizer and sunscreen (day only).  I put exfoliate and apply facial clay mask weekly. I go for facial once in two months. Lastly, I want to emphasize here that I have stopped all home remedies, such as diluted Apple Cider Vinegar and etc, because it didn't promise any significant result. Besides, keep the hands away from touching the face, drink plenty of water, get enough sleep and exercise more are all that matter for good skin.

To all Muslims, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Happy Holiday to all. 
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