Archive for December, 2010

Three Times

Posted in Uncategorized on December 30, 2010 by crystalake

Three love stories in three different eras (1966, 1911 and 2005) in Hou’s characteristic, philosophical and aesthetic style. The different couples are each played convincingly by Shu Qi and Chang Chen. A blessing in disguise. The film was planned as a trilogy to be made by three directors. When the production could not be completed, the Taiwanese master decided to make all three parts himself. As a result, Hou forced himself to film three different stories in three different ways, so the viewer is treated to an unparalleled display of versatility. The three stories are situated in three different periods. And each time, Shu Qi and Chang Chen play the female and male leads in a tragic love story. The first part, A Time for Love, is closest to Hou’s previous work and is set in the 1960s, in his youth. It is a very contained melodrama in which each detail falls into place. The last part, A Time for Youth, is set in today’s Taipei. It shows the city as a hotspot, supported by the calming music of Lim Giong. This music and his mood will also be presented live by VJ Sunny Hu at the festival. The middle section, A Time for Freedom, is set furthest in the past and could be described as the tour de force of the three. It is set at the beginning of the 20th century, during the occupation of Taiwan by Japan. It has the style of a silent film from that period. Not entirely planned: the real reason was that the actors had trouble speaking classic Mandarin. Another blessing in disguise.


ST: Sentosa Cove drowning an accidental death

Posted in Uncategorized on December 30, 2010 by crystalake

December 28, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment
Sentosa Cove drowning an accidental death

Khushwant Singh

Mr Chou, 39, had met Ms Li in 2009 in the KTV lounge along Havelock Road. The chief executive officer of the real estate investment company RoundHill Capital, said he knew her only as Wawa.

He had brought her home on two or three occasions and she had been intimate with him in return for $800, which was also for the entertainment she provided in the lounge.

At 7am, Mr Chua’s maid Aye Aye Tun, 26, a Myanmar national, was tidying up the study, which was overlooking the pool, when she saw the naked body floating facedown.

The body of Li Hong Yan, 24, a Chinese national, was found in the pool of a bungalow at Sentosa Cove. — PHOTO: WANBAO

AT THE inquiry on Tuesday, State Coroner Victor Yeo returned a finding of misadventure on the death of Chinese national who drowned in the pool of a bungalow at Sentosa Cove on March 24 this year.

Ms Li Hong Yan, 24, died after an evening of drinking and singing at the Las Vegas KTV lounge with the house owner, Mr Adrian Chua Boon Chye. A toxicology test showed her blood contained 125mg/100ml of ethanol. The legal limit for drink-driving is 70mg.

The court heard that Ms Li, a Chinese national, went downstairs to the pool deck probably for a smoke as she had taken Mr Chua’s cigarettes and lighter.

Said Coroner Yeo: ‘At the pool deck, the deceased decided to enter the pool on her own, and had taken off her clothes so as not to wet them. She descended the stairs and probably did not know that the depth was 1.5m. The deceased was of petite built, only 1.54m tall, and very probably got into difficulties at the deep end.’

The coroner said that it was also possible she could have slipped while walking down the steps of the pool and sustained the 2cm by 1cm bruise on her left knee. But he ruled out foul play as there were no evidence or injuries that indicated she was attacked. Her colleagues and flatmates also said that she was cheerful and did not appear to have any problems.

She had previously held a day job as an assistant supervisor of an Indian restaurant but she had quit on March 4.


Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP)

Posted in Uncategorized on December 28, 2010 by crystalake

Bio-Essence Deep Cleanser (with ATP) 100g / 3.53 oz

Gently Cleanses & Nourishes Skin with Fine Formula
Soap Free Formula

Bio-Essence Deep Cleanser (with ATP) is a soap-free cleanser that contains ATP, Bio Energy Fluid, cucumber extracts, Gingko Biloba, Thanakha tree bark essence and other natural herbal ingredients. It does not strip skin of its natural moisture and provides skin with nutrients while cleansing, most suitable for normal to dry skin types.

• Gentle formula yet cleanses skin effectively
• Fine foaming molecules to disintegrate dirt and oil trapped in pores to deeply cleanse skin
• Nourishes skin while cleansing to leave skin clean and smooth with no tight feeling after wash

Deionized Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Palm Kernelamide DEA, Glycol Stearate, Lentinus Edodes Extract, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Thanakha (Limonia Acidissima) Extract, Triethanolamine, Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus) Fruit Extract, Bioflavonoids, Rice (Oryza Sativa) Extract, Fructus Tribulus Terrestris Extract, Ampelopsis Japonica Extract, Perilla Frutescens Extract, Gingko Biloba Extract, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, TEA-Lauroyl Collagen Amino Acids, Frangrance, Methylisothiazolinone.

Direction of Use:
• Apply to your fingertips and gently massage in circular movements.
• Rinse off with water.


What is Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP)?

ATP provides a source of energy required for improving micro-circulation effectively to renew and repair skin cells. Fine molecules rapidly penetrate into skin cells to provide nourishment to prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin texture, treat dry and dull skin.

It helps restore skin suppleness, radiance and firmness to tighten face contour.

Available Bio-Essence ATP Face Series Products:

1. Bio-Essence Bio-Cell Repair Rejuvenating Serum (with ATP) 40ml / 1.35 fl oz
2. Bio-Essence Deep Cleanser (with ATP) 100g / 3.53 oz
3. Bio-Essence Deep Cleansing Milk (with ATP) 200ml / 6.76 fl oz
4. Bio-Essence Deep Exfoliating Gel (with ATP) 60g / 2.12 oz
5. Bio-Essence Deep Nourishing Toner (with ATP) 100ml / 3.38 fl oz
6. Bio-Essence Face Lifting Cream (with ATP) 40g / 1.41 oz
7. Bio-Essence Marvel Mask (with ATP) 60g / 2.12 oz
8. Bio-Essence Radiant Youth Essence (with ATP) 40ml / 1.35 fl oz

what is Tort

Posted in Uncategorized on December 26, 2010 by crystalake

The secret to retirement fund

Posted in Uncategorized on December 26, 2010 by crystalake

It is actually not a secret… it is just for sharing and if you can live with it and follow it, you will have a secured retirement fund.

This is not to make you a millionaire instantly tomorrow, that you go exchange some Sing dollar to other currencies…

This tip is especially useful to people who just start out in your work life.
Work and don’t spend on any wants. Keep your expenditure to below 30% of your pay (take home pay would even be better).

Save all the money and take it that you don’t have the money. Wait patiently…
Wait for market to collapse, stock or property market. It was said that everyone will have max of 4 chances in life to make from property cycle.

Move in to buy when everyone shy away from it. Buy property and make sure your pay and cpf can afford to pay for the installments and wait out period before you can get decent rentals… Once the market gets back into stable environment, the property and the rental will cover itself…

You continue to work and forget that you have an asset of passive income. All the surplus from the rental>installment goes to the piggy bank. Continue to save 60% of your income…

You can choose to sell the property or you can just let it be. Repeat this for another 3 cycle.

Comes the last cycle, you would have gathered more than enough wealth for your retirement. You can choose to sell all or just leave them there for your passive retirement expenses…

A scenerio

Posted in Uncategorized on December 25, 2010 by crystalake

1carat diamond ring. min 7k
Have 2 wedding photo albums (7k min)
Wedding gown buy once for life (5k)
Dowry 10k
10 tables min. for the banquet (1200×10 min)
EC/Condo/5room flat min with designer furniture and Renovation (70k min?) (any top up if cpf not enough?)
Go Japan or Europe HoneyMoon 8k min?

Cost= 7k+7k+5k+10k+12k+70k+8k= 119k


Posted in Uncategorized on December 25, 2010 by crystalake

1∶00 人体进入浅睡阶段,易醒。此时头脑较清楚,熬夜者想睡反而睡不着。
2∶00 绝大多数器官处于一天中工作最慢的状态,肝脏却在紧张工作,生血气为人体排毒。
3∶00 进入深度睡眠阶段,肌肉完全放松。
4∶00 “黎明前的黑暗”时刻,老年人最易发生意外。血压处于一天中最低值,糖尿病病人易出现低血糖,心脑血管患者易发生心梗等。
5∶00 阳气逐渐升华,精神状态饱满。
6∶00 血压开始升高,心跳逐渐加快。高血压患者得吃降压药了。
7∶00 人体免疫力最强。吃完早饭,营养逐渐被人体吸收。
8∶00 各项生理激素分泌旺盛,开始进入工作状态。
9∶00 适合打针、手术、做体检等。此时人体气血活跃,大脑皮层兴奋,痛感降低。
10∶00 工作效率最高。
12∶00 紧张工作一上午后,需要休息。
14∶00 反应迟钝。易有昏昏欲睡之感,人体应激能力降低。
15∶00 午饭营养吸收后逐渐被输送到全身,工作能力开始恢复。
16∶00 血糖开始升高,有虚火者此时表现明显。阳虚、肺结核等患者的脸部最红。
17∶00 工作效率达到午后时间的最高值,也适宜进行体育锻炼。
18∶00 人体敏感度下降,痛觉随之再度降低。
19∶00 最易发生争吵。此时是人体血压波动的晚高峰,人们的情绪最不稳定。
20∶00 人体进入第三个黄金阶段。记忆力最强,大脑反应异常迅速。
22∶00 适合梳洗。呼吸开始减慢,体温逐渐下降。最好在十点半泡脚后上床,能很快入睡。
23∶00 阳气微弱,人体功能下降,开始逐渐进入深度睡眠,一天的疲劳开始缓解。
24∶00 气血处于一天中的最低值,除了休息,不宜进行任何活动。