Archive for April, 2013

Ho Tim Wan

Posted in Uncategorized on April 29, 2013 by crystalake

Do you know why there are queues daily ever since it opened recently and people are willing to queue for an hour?? Because their Hong Kong chef is here for two weeks, then they wld use a Singaporean chef. I suggest….. HURRY!


Good morning people!

Posted in Uncategorized on April 28, 2013 by crystalake

Such a chilly day isn’t it? Do keep yourself warm & don’t catch a cold yeah!

Citibank World Gourmet Summit

Posted in Uncategorized on April 20, 2013 by crystalake

This event is a big draw every year, and here’s why:
series of top chefs showcasing their skills in back-to-back sessions all day long. The two-day event will host 20 top international and local chefs (including one Joachim Koerper, who has been awarded 5 Michelin stars from the various restaurants where he has worked at). Pick up tips from top chefs like Bruno Menard, Singapore’s first 3 Michelin-starred chef to be based locally, and our home-grown Janice Wong of 2am:dessertbar, recently named Asia’s Best Pastry Chef

Third Boston bombing victim identified as Chinese student Lu Lingzi || Boston University confirms 23-year-old actuarial science graduate student died while watching the race on Monday ||

Posted in Uncategorized on April 18, 2013 by crystalake

On a gorgeous spring day, Lu Lingzi and two fellow Boston University students ventured to the finish line of the Boston Marathon to observe one of the most storied traditions of their adopted city. Lu was from Shenyang, one of the largest cities in northeastern China, and had moved last year to Boston, a city brimming with students and youthful energy.

“She was very enthusiastic,” said Tasso J. Kaper, chairman of the BU mathematics and statistics department, where Lu was a graduate student. “The tulip trees were in bloom. The Bradford pear trees were in bloom. It was a very exciting time to be in Boston.”

Boston University confirmed Wednesday that Lingzi Lu, who was studying mathematics and statistics at the school and was due to receive her graduate degree in 2015, was among the people killed Monday.

But the tradition was cut short by two explosions. When Lu didn’t return home Monday evening, Kaper said, her roommate began frantically looking for her. As the hours passed, more and more friends and classmates became panicked.

One of the three friends at the race was not injured. Another, Danling Zhou, a graduate student of actuarial science from Chengdu, in China’s Sichuan province, was critically injured but is in “stable condition” following surgeries Monday and Tuesday, according to the university.

On Wednesday afternoon, BU officials said they had received permission from Lu’s family to announce that she was one of the three killed in the explosions. The university initially released an Americanized version of her name, but later switched to the Chinese version.

As flowers piled up at makeshift memorials in Boston and the university began to plan memorial events, a Chinese Web site similar to Twitter lit up with thousands of condolences and digital candles.

“Can’t God hear the prayer of so many people? Why make so many people heart-broken? I wish it were a dream,” wrote one university schoolmate using the Weibo identification “Vera Yu Yuanyuan.”c

Lu graduated from Shenyang’s well-regarded Northeast Yucai School in 2008, then studied economics and international trade from the Beijing Institute of Technology. In 2010, she attended a three-month program offered by the University of California at Riverside that allows foreign students to earn U.S. college credit and increase their chances of getting into graduate school. Lu was fluent in English, according to a UCR spokeswoman, and several students in her program continued onto Boston University.

Lu started her graduate classes last fall. Kaper said that the department’s professors carefully watch their graduate students, especially those from foreign countries, to ensure they properly adjust to their course loads and life in a new place. Lu had no problem with that, he said, and quickly became the leader of her social circle.

“She was sweet and nice,” said Lu Zhang, a fellow graduate student who had trouble speaking about Lu without becoming emotional.

Kaper added more adjectives to the list: smart, engaged, bubbly and “very, very happy.” Lu quickly proved herself “an outstanding student,” he said, performing “very well” in three courses last semester and four this spring. She had applied for fall internships, showing an interest in working in finance.

“She was well on her way,” Kaper said. “This was someone who was basking in the glory of success. . . . It’s a senseless loss of a young statistician. And in the most insidious way.”

L’assassinat des Romanov

Posted in Uncategorized on April 18, 2013 by crystalake

Olga seemed like the typical big sister…Tatiana, waif-like…Maria, a delicate beauty, Anastasia, an imp…Alexi would have been the Prince William of his day…and both parents were beautiful people. And the poor Tsarina, who lost all her five kids and her own life.

Anastasia Romanov died along with the rest of her entire family on the tragic night of the murder. It has been recently shown as fact when they found the remains of bones they had been looking for all that time, making up for all of the body’s that were missing from before. The mystery has come to a cold close people, her bones were finally found. Anastasia did NOT escape!

L’assassinat du Tsar Nicolas II (1868-1918), de sa femme Alexandra Fedorovna (1872-1918) de leurs servants et de de leurs cinq enfants :
– Olga (1895-1918)
– Tatiana (1897-1918)
– Maria (1899-1918)
– Anastasia (1901-1918)
– Alexei (1904-1918)

Are sorbet, sherbet, and sherbert all the same?

Posted in Uncategorized on April 17, 2013 by crystalake

Despite the fact that the legal definitions of sorbet and sherbet could be used interchangeably, there is a distinction among American frozen dessert manufacturers. Sherbet — which is alternatively spelled sherbert — is a frozen fruit and dairy product that contains anywhere from 1 percent to 3 percent milkfat from milk or cream. Anything above 3 percent is generally labeled ice cream; anything below 1 percent is referred to as water ice.

On the other hand, sorbet generally implies a fruit-based frozen dessert with little to no dairy — although the use of the term sorbet is unregulated. To add to the confusion, in other parts of the world, sherbet may refer to a fizzy powder stirred into beverages, or a beverage made of diluted fruit juice.

Tales from the Crypt – Spoiled S03E13

Posted in Uncategorized on April 14, 2013 by crystalake

this is so funny, watch it and enjoy!