Archive for February, 2014

Ang-Pai Watsons stores

Posted in Uncategorized on February 26, 2014 by crystalake

Watsons stores in Singapore:

1. J- Cube
2. Toa Payoh (Hub)
3. Marina Bay Sands
4. Katong Mall
5. Ngee Ann City (Takashimaya)
6. Tiong Bahru Plaza
7. StarVista
8. Bugis Junction
9. Tampines One


Jurong murder accused ‘had money woes’

Posted in Uncategorized on February 20, 2014 by crystalake

The Straits Times
Date 19 Feb 2014

Two girlfriends of married man tell court they gave him money and jewellery

FACING financial difficulties three years ago, then prison officer Lim Wee Thong contacted one of his girlfriends, who had recently received $115,000 for the en-bloc sale of her HDB flat.

He stabbed her to death with a vegetable knife, then withdrew $14,500 from her bank accounts in the days that followed.

This is the prosecution’s version of events surrounding the death of clerk Loh Nyuk Moi, 50, in the Taman Jurong flat sometime between Feb 13 and 16, 2011.

Lim is accused of intentionally causing her death, and faces the death penalty if convicted.

Yesterday, his 16-day murder trial began in the High Court.

The prosecution’s case is that Lim owed substantial sums to credit card companies, unlicensed money-lenders and other creditors.

Deputy Public Prosecutors Shahla Iqbal and Puspha S. tried to highlight his financial difficulties during 2 1/2 hours of questioning of two of Lim’s girlfriends, focusing on his reliance on them for financial help.

The first girlfriend, cleaner Choo Mui Gek, had helped Lim buy the alleged murder weapon while they were shopping for groceries two months before the incident. The married woman, in her late 30s, said in a statement that Lim, whom she grew close to in 2010, appeared to have trouble with money and would ask her for help.

On several occasions, he would cry and threaten to commit suicide if she refused to help, the court heard.

She passed him small sums of money on several occasions – as well as three gold bracelets and a Rolex watch worth almost $4,000 in all, which he then pawned.

Cross-examining Ms Choo, Lim’s lawyer A. Sangeetha suggested Lim had returned money to her on some occasions. But Ms Choo disagreed, saying: “He has not paid me back any of the money.”

The other girlfriend, factory worker Koek Siew Huang, in her 40s, said that in addition to money, she had passed the accused a gold bracelet and ring to help pay his car loans. The two first met in 2010 but she eventually distanced herself because he kept asking to borrow money from her.

Under cross-examination, Ms Koek said she found Lim to be stressed in general, and had helped him because of their relationship.

Lim, who was married with a son at the time of his alleged offence, kept his head down throughout yesterday’s session and did not look at either of the women. He had apparently been seeing them at the same time.

Ms Loh was found dead in the flat in Yung Ping Road on the morning of Feb 16, 2011. The flat had been sold back to the HDB the previous November under its selective en-bloc redevelopment scheme, for $123,600, and she had moved to another flat in the same area with her father.

Three days earlier, prosecutors said, she had engaged a locksmith to open the door of the empty flat, where she later met Lim. She had also cancelled plans to attend a Chinese New Year celebration that day and had been in contact with the accused before meeting him, the court heard.

Two police officers who visited the scene of the alleged crime also took the stand yesterday, out of a witness list of 99.

Lim is being represented by defence lawyers Anand Nalachandran, Josephus Tan and A. Sangeetha. The trial before Judicial Commissioner Tan Siong Thye continues today.

Source: Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

“No money then don’t find girlfriend la!”

Posted in Uncategorized on February 18, 2014 by crystalake

While waiting for Mr K at Starbucks during lunch hour, I overheard the office ladies at the next table chatting.

“No money then don’t find girlfriend la!” in response to a lady who said that the guy asking her out did not own a car and earned less than SGD$5k.

They even discussed about a man’s probable vision problems (eg strabismus, etc) if he did not own a driving license. And also his fitness or handicap if he is PES E or a clerk in the army.

“No money marry what wife?!” in response to her friend who said that her cousin’s bf did not wish to have the traditional wedding dinner, just wanted a small simple buffet catering at a local church. It means that if a man cannot yang de qi lao po, then better don’t invite a girl into your sinking boat.

Crystalake says :

What happened to those pure innocent love stories that we always read in mangas? Nowadays, L O V E seems to come tainted with financial tie-ups?

Moving out

Posted in Uncategorized on February 14, 2014 by crystalake

With rising house prices and busier work lives, many recently married couples are choosing to stay with their parents instead of moving out on their own. Even for those who get their own place, they often choose to stay near one set of parents for the housing subsidy, or so that they can get help with the kids.

While we may hear horror stories of in-laws from hell, some couples have also had positive experiences. Not only are they free from a the burden of a housing loan, the domestic help can be a welcome relief.

Should you or should you not move in with your parents or in-laws? In the end, it boils down to the individual and your family dynamics, but common themes do emerge. The generational gap usually mean some clash in values, while daughters-in-law can find their mothers-in-law a trifle protective of their husbands

Crystalake :
Best is to live near them, and not with them


Posted in Uncategorized on February 12, 2014 by crystalake

I do not agree with your way of rejecting high-risk low-success operations. Is this how we define a successful surgeon? high success rate in this field as you accept high-success cases only? I feel that if there is a chance, then it is not right not to help. I have seen this happen so many times in your consultations. I know it is your policy. That’s all.

most expensive property in Manhattan as of 2006 (according to Forbes Magazine), a triplex atop The Pierre Hotel

Posted in Uncategorized on February 9, 2014 by crystalake

Hello Kitty

Posted in Uncategorized on February 7, 2014 by crystalake

Hello Kitty debuted in year 1974, which means she turning 40 years old this year! Her height is 5 apples, and she weighs 3 apples. Hello Kitty is a Scorpio, her birthday is on 1st November. She has a twin sister named Mimmy. Hello Kitty has a pet hamster, a gift from Dear Daniel, her childhood friend.