The milder a razor is the more crucial the blade angle and good technique. The Krona is certainly a mild razor, but an excellent one nonetheless. Possibly not the best tool for 5 day's of growth, but it is very capable of BBS shaves with the right blade and proper use. Sounds as though your...
I don't find any benefit to soaking a synthetic brush - might warm it up, but that's all imo.
I've found that with my all of my synthetic brushes it's best to load them just damp - rinse it out and give it a good few shakes.
Load from your soap puck until you have a good covering of soapy...
I know we're all different, but I'd use it. Far too nice just to be looked at.
The Krona, for some reason, always seems to slip under the radar - it's a very efficient mild shaver. Don't be deceived by the plastic handle - they were built to last, and have done.
The Veg and YSL's Kouros both have that initial cat pee opening to me.
I've learned to love them both, but I have a golden rule that I never break for both of them.
DON'T LEAVE THE HOUSE FOR AT LEAST 30 MINUTES AFTER APPLYING.
After that they are both totally different animals - no animal pee...
Not sure if you'll be able to buy this from Singapore, but De Vergulde Hand is a completely hypoallergenic shaving soap from Amsterdam. I wouldn't say that it's the best soap in the world, but it has a lovely fresh scent and works acceptably well.
I've never had to untangle a horse hair shaving brush, but being a beach fisherman I have had to deal with numerous bird's nests when using a multiplier reel. Your best friend is a very small crochet hook.
Just goes to show that YMMV is so true - I find the Palmolive Shave Stick to be one of the slickest around. Post shave feel is pretty good too and all for 49 pence (although sadly discontinued in Asda now).
Fatip Piccolo - this razor has a bit of a reputation as an efficient bit of kit that can bite you if you're not careful, but I think that a lot of those comments refer to the version 1.
The version 2, that has been around for a while now, is mighty efficient and very well behaved indeed imo...