Monday, October 5, 2015

This Is Pharaoh: Pooch's Image

Hey there! This is Pharaoh. Mummy's feeling a little under the weather so I'm taking over for a while. She told me to talk about my grooming experience at Pooch's Image, so here goes! Excuse me if I make any grammatical or spelling errors, I can't type as well as you humans, with my paws.

First of all, I am only 6 months old, and mummy took me home when I was about 3 months old. So I've only had 3 grooming experiences, and I am so grateful that mummy chose the right groomer for me, from the start. I also want to thank the lovely people at Pooch's Image for reaching out to me and showering me with lots of love and attention while I'm at their salon (or rather, doggie spa).

Pooch's Image is located at:

119 Upper East Coast Road 
Singapore 455244

They open daily from 11.30am to 8.30pm, but you can't just walk in cause it's always almost a full house. So it's best that you make an appointment by calling 6344 4044.

I wouldn't know but mummy said that the location is a little too far away from where we live; however we are very grateful for Pooch's Image taxi service! The last time we visited the salon, we were picked up in a really nice car, and that saved mummy a lot of hassle, cause she didn't need to call a cab. And we all know how cab drivers are with dogs like me. They don't really like me to sit in their cars because I tend to fidget a lot. Hence, I'm also really happy with the taxi service because I can do whatever I want and not get judged! hehehe.

Being a dog, I don't really care much about design but mummy said that Pooch's Image interior design, decorations and concept are really cool. The moment you walk into the shop, you'll be greeted by soothing vintage music that apparently mummy really loves. She has a thing for antiques, and that's what you'd find almost everywhere in the shop. It feels great knowing that mummy is happy. 

You can also find numerous framed up certificates plastered against the walls, and it makes me feel safe knowing that mummy placed me in experienced and professional hands.

Apart from grooming services, Pooch's Image is also a pet shop that provides a wide array of doggie food, treats and necessities. Mummy spends most of her time looking through the selection while I'm inside taking a bath. 

Pooch's Image provide safe and clean designated waiting areas for us to relax at while waiting for our turn. 

Oh and that's me taking my bath! According to mummy, this is a special bath. It's called Carboxy Pet Care Bath and Shower Tab. I'm basically bathing in carbon dioxide rich waters, which makes my coat beautiful and healthy from "outside-in" and "inside-out".

I'm going to try to explain, pardon me if I don't make sense; I'm just a dog.
From what I know, introducing carbon dioxide to my blood will cause my body to initiate more oxygen production, which is carried by my red blood cells. This improves blood circulation to my skin, which will make me feel revitalised. All in all, if my skin is healthy, I'll have a healthier coat!

Next, it was time for my full grooming session! This includes cleaning my ears, clipping my nails, trimming and removal of my inner coat. It's not my favourite session because I hate having my nails cut. I've always had a phobia since I was a really small puppy, but somehow the groomers at Pooch's Image managed to do it without me flinching as much. Kudos to them!

Ta-da!!! Mummy's always very pleased with how I look, smell and feel at the end of all my grooming sessions. She always goes "OMG! Hi! You look so clean and white now!" Well, I guess I do look better after my sessions. At least I can jump onto humans without hurting them with my long nails anymore. Also, I can poop better without worrying about staining my butt fur. hehehe.

So thank you mummy for bringing me to Pooch's Image every month, and thank you groomers for taking such good care of me! My fear of going to the groomers is slowly dwindling :)

If you'd like to bring your fur friends to Pooch's Image, you can find out more about them on their fanciful website at

You can follow them on Instagram @PoochImage for more updates!

Alright bye now! Time to go for a walk :)

Friday, October 2, 2015


Time flies, and I'm already 5 months into my Invisalign journey. I congratulate you if by now you have already hopped on and made the decision to straighten your teeth with Invisalign. For the rest who haven't, there are many points to consider about, that I have mentioned before here and here.

 Invisalign can be a costly treatment. You can find out more details on how to make the treatment more friendly on your pockets with i.Dental - which is where I got them done! Besides that, one has to be ready to throw in sheer dedication because there is no half-effort. At the end of the day, it will be all worth it for that confident and beautiful smile you have perhaps been hiding from a crush. 

Invisalign has been constantly improving through investments in Research & Development. One of the innovations of Invisalign is the SmartForce Features, which are engineered to deliver the force systems to achieve predictable tooth movements. I know it sounds pretty confusing, but there are tons of videos that will further explain what I’m referring to, on the web.

I'm at the stage of the treatment whereby I am required to have these tiny deposits on my teeth called 'attachments' - one of the SmartForce features. These tooth-colored bumps provides an anchor point, that helps to direct the forces of my aligner more effectively to my tooth as some tooth movements will not occur with just plastic aligners. 

 The attachments are hardly noticeable even on a closer look. The experience in the beginning can make one feel uncomfortable (imagine something on your teeth then you cannot remove) but I promise the feeling goes away after a day or two!

The discomfort will eventually go away and you will be used to taking the aligners in and out your teeth to brush and floss. No pain, no gain right? It also motivates me to feel like my teeth are slowly moving into the right place, and the thought of that makes me excited each time I receive a brand new set of aligners. 

I had a checkup with Dr. Cheng just a few days ago and we’re both pleased to know that my treatment is progressing well.


(With aligners)

(Without aligners)

Not everybody gets the attachments placed on their teeth. Some might receive more than others, while some are not even required to have them. The dentist will determine for you accordingly if your aligners will slip off the tooth surface or having them will aid/accelerate teeth movement.

 The list of doubts, worries and concerns people have for Invisalign will go on and on. In general, maintaining a healthy wear-time and developing it into a good habit will certainly see you to a rewarding end of the journey.

The best way to erase any doubts is to clear them with the professionals at i.Dental Invisalign Dedicated Clinic. Did you know that i.Dental is the flagship Invisalign clinic in Singapore? They are of a Diamond Provider status (Which is the highest in Singapore so far based on the number of cases they have treated).

To make an appointment, call 6323 2813.
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