Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Korean Pop Star - Lee Seung-gi, Meets Fans in Singapore

Korean heart throb Lee Seung-gi met with screaming fans in Singapore on Saturday (August 25).

It was the first time the multi-talented Korean star has held an official event with his fans in a southeast Asian country.

Prior to the intimate meeting, Lee met with the media in a shopping mall so the fans could also see their star.   
Fans were screaming, chanting and waving at Lee, hoping to get his attention.  
After his most recent drama "King 2 Hearts" ended, Lee became one of the Olympic torch bearers, running in London in June. 

[Lee Seung-gi, K-pop Idol]:
"I ran slowly because I wanted to be on TV for long, but those event personnel told me to run faster saying 'hurry up.' I wondered why they wanted me to run faster when I wanted to run longer. It turned out there was a BBC camera ahead of me, but I was filmed so small since I was too far away from the camera because I ran slowly. After all, BBC couldn't film me well and other Korean media also couldn't film me well as well. I'm sad that I don't see a tight shot of me." 

Lee, a well-known and all-round artist in South Korea, is a singer, actor, and also a host. 
In both variety shows he previously hosted, Lee worked closely with Kang Ho Dong, who was forced to take a break from the industry when he was involved in a tax-evasion scandal.

It was recently revealed that Kang could be returning as a host after being away from the limelight for almost a year.   

[Lee Seung-gi, K-Pop Idol]: 
"He's a good mentor, so I'm willing to work with him again if I have a chance. There have been many reports on his comeback, but he hasn't directly mentioned anything about it. So I'm being careful in talking about anything regarding this matter."
Despite being in the business for over eight years, Lee said he has no immediate plans to go global.

Citing Psy's latest music video "Gangnam Style" that has gone viral on social media, Lee said he'd rather spend more time communicating with his Asian fans.  

[Lee Seung-gi, K-Pop Idol]: 
"It's not like Psy has planned his global debut, but his content moved people's heart in the world and made a big hit as it so happens. I don't think the global market is something you can conquer by planning and I can't afford it for now. I rather wish to have more chances to communicate with my Asian fans, who have been supporting and loving me."
Lee is known to have a huge following of fans from across all age groups.  
Many of them adore him for his well-mannered ways around older people.  

[Elsie See, Fan from Singapore]: 
"I think he is very grounded, and he's also very unassuming. And very respectful to the seniors, I feel, it's very good. It's very unlikely for an international artist."

Another dedicated fan flew all the way from London to Seoul to meet him, before following Lee to Singapore.  

[Rachel Hur, Fan from UK]: 
"I think it's his whole clean image, yeah I think that's the main thing, the guy next door. He's just honest, good looking, and he's just multi-talented really, he can do everything. So that's the main reason why we all like him."
Lee's fan meeting was held at Singapore's Kallang Theatre. 

From - http://ntdtv.org/en/news/world/asia/2012-08-27/korean-pop-star-meets-fans-in-singapore.html
Movie about Falun Gong 


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Best all-day breakfast spots in Singapore

It's the most important meal of the day, so why not make it available all-day, every day?


For a slap-up, no holds barred breakfast, go to The Rotisserie.
Rise and dine, breakfast is the new brunch.
And more and more eateries are serving all-day breakfast so you can have your bacon and eggs anytime you want, however you want.

Wild Honey

No more waiting in line at Wild Honey, the new Scotts Square branch accepts reservations.Calling all Wild Honey fans, the new outlet at Scotts Square allows reservations.
Say goodbye to the days of standing in line like lame lemmings at the Mandarin Gallery branch. But with the phone ringing off the hook, you'll still have to exercise some patience.
Wild Honey’s all-day breakfast is worth the wait though, as are the culturally-inspired breakfast dishes. There’s scrambled eggs with bagels, cream cheese and lox called “I Love New York” and waffles with fruit called -- what else? -- “The Belgian.” Signature dishes include a good old fashioned fry-up, the “American,” and Wild Honey’s version of eggs benedict called the “European.”
If you are a big eater, try the Scotts Square special the “Australian,” which is a massive plate of steak and eggs with fried mushrooms, potatoes, baked beans and Wild Honey’s signature brioche -- it is positively nap-inducing.
3/F Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road, +65 6636 1816; www.wildhoney.com.sg

The Rotisserie

Don't plan on having The Rotisserie's breakfast the day before your annual medical.Best known for its juicy roast chicken, this eatery has started serving a breakfast menu all day on Saturday and from 7:30-10:30 a.m. on weekdays.
The breakfast menu is compact. From the lighter stuff the muesli (more like a granola), a delicious yogurt and berry parfait, and a chicken panini that gives you a taste of its rotisserie chicken.
For heartier breakfasts, the rosti with bacon, sausages, a fried egg and sour cream is just right, while the Aussie breakfast of eggs with three sides and toasted sourdough will keep you going well past lunch.
If you’re wondering what sides to order, the bacon and fried mushrooms are our choice. Unlike lunchtime, there is table service at breakfast and it’s not as busy (yet). If breakfast proves to be as popular as lunch here, maybe owner Jason Pope can be persuaded to serve his breakfast menu all day on weekdays too.
#01-01 China Square Food Centre, 51 Telok Ayer Street, +65 6224 5486; www.therotisserie.sg

Food for Thought

At this socially conscious bistro at 8Q on Queen Street, you have a sizable all-day breakfast menu: six types of pancakes, granola made with coconut, ginger and mango, and three different sizes of fry-ups with scrambled eggs.
But don’t come here too hungry because we have to say we found the portions a little small and the ingredients not quite up to scratch.
Knowing that we were supporting several good causes by eating here -- helping to provide clean water, good food and education to the world’s needy -- allowed us to overlook those facts.
And judging by the crowd this bistro enjoys (the little sign on a high stool saying they’re full is often seen outside their door), others don’t have a problem either.
If you do find yourself with room in your stomach after a breakfast here, we’d recommend their lovely desserts.
8 Queen St., +65 6338 9887; www.foodforthought.com.sg


Just one version of Choupinette's incredible croques.It’s bright pink, yellow and green sign makes this little bistro easy to spot. Not that people need much help tracking it down as it's been around for years.
Its reputation is built on good, traditional French fare and their all-day breakfast (served till 5 p.m.) lives up to that.
The eggs benedict here, we feel, are the best in town. It’s all in the Hollandaise sauce, which is done to the right taste and consistency, and the salmon and spinach version is wonderful.
The different versions of croques (monsieur, madam), French breads and pastries come fresh out of the oven, and should definitely be ordered, along with lashings of strong coffee.
607 Bukit Timah Road, +65 6466 0613


Hatched's sunnies on a pig.Perhaps the place that started this current trend, Hatched has been serving an all-day breakfast menu since it opened a few years ago.
As its name implies, it specializes in egg-based dishes. And you’ll find the white-and-yellow stuff in all styles on the menu: baked, poached, fried, scrambled, boiled, as omelets with classic and innovative variations -- candied bacon, mustard cream and fried quail’s eggs have all shown up on the menu before.
A popular hangout with students and the fitness-minded, tables fill up way in advance during peak brunch hours and weekend; so be sure to book.
26 Evans Road, Evans Lodge, +65 6735 0012;www.hatched.sg
Elaine Ee writes about Singapore, the city she lives in, covering the arts, events, personalities and social issues. Her stories have appeared in Time Out SingaporeTatler HomesFood & Travel and Jetstar Asia. She’s also an editor at publichouse.sg, a Singapore community-driven website run by socially conscious denizens. When she’s not at her laptop, she practises Bikram yoga, spends time with her three kids and makes it a point to keep trying something new. 
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Singaporean duo debuts in Korean girl group, SKARF 本地歌手刘怡伶、黄晶玲搭韩潮 Skarf 新韩联手出击

L-R: Tasha and Ferlyn 


Touting a group name with references made to its members' home countries, SKARF (S for Singapore, K for Korea), is the newest girl group to be introduced to the Korean music scene. The Alpha Entertainment Korea girl group hopes to dominate Asia with their happy and warm tunes while making music that can be 'worn' comfortably be people from all walks of life, hence the name "scarf".

With a fresh and young concept, SKARF's Korean members, Jenny and Sol, and Singaporean members, Tasha (Natasha Low) and Ferlyn (Wong), collaborated with famous composer Eco Bridge, talented singer Jung Yeob and production team Honeydew'o for their first music single, Oh! Dance.

The girls' debut track, 'Oh! Dance' is dubbed an emotional dance track which aims to bring out the different sides of them. A 15-second teaser video released online showed the girls, dressed in pristine white outfits as they saunter through a dreamy enchanted garden setup decorated with flora and fauna.

To get ready for the group's debut in Korea, the four sprightly girls recently visited Singapore to film their reality TV programme, Oh! My Skarf. Apart from displaying their vivacious and cheeky personalities, the members also visited local sights such as Universal Studios Singapore and Bugis Street as they tried local food such as durian and checked out stores hawking K-Pop merchandises.


Their trip to Singapore was given an extra special touch as the girls were also given a slight taste of acting when they landed a cameo role in upcoming year-end Ch8 drama series, It Takes Two.
The group's debut single will be released on August 14, with music promotions set to follow.

From - http://entertainment.xin.msn.com/en/hallyu/singaporean-duo-debuts-in-korean-girl-group-skarf

本地歌手刘怡伶、黄晶玲搭韩潮 Skarf 新韩联手出击

姜贵瑛(首尔通讯员) (2012-08-16)



  演出后,Skarf的队长Tasha说:“非常荣幸代表新加坡来韩国出道。我觉得这是一个很好的开始,让其他新加坡人也能到不同国家的音乐市场发展。 ”

  Tasha说:“我曾祖父是新加坡首位体育舞蹈选手刘宝山(Low Poh San),祖父是刘山尼(Sunny Low)。家人聚在一起偶尔也会一起跳舞。可能受家人的影响,我从小就爱跳舞,想当歌手,而且看到在新加坡掀起的‘韩流热潮’,我也拿出勇气来到韩国出道。我想成为与大众亲近的,给人家温馨感觉的歌手。”
由新加坡成员Tasha、Ferlyn和韩国成员Sol、 Jenny4人组成的Skarf,于14日在首尔清潭洞一指艺术大厅演出。(林佳蓝 摄影)



  经纪公司Alpha娱乐的理事黄铉喜说,安排新加坡籍的成员的第一个原因是新加坡人会讲中英文。因为随着进军海外市场韩国明星的增多,英语已经不再是“选修”而是“必修”了。少女时代的Tiffany和Jessica、Wonder Girls的瑜斌、2PM的宰范和Nichkhun等在队内就是熟练的外语使用者。以外貌或唱功等在海外市场很难取得好成绩,进行语言培训需要花费大量的金钱和时间,反倒是选拔那些已准备好的新人更有效率。





  经纪公司Alpha娱乐的理事黄铉喜表示,策划Skarf时,以韩国最早最成功的女子组合S.E.S作为榜样。1997年出道的S.E.S当时通过纯真可爱的形象获得很高的人气。目前K-POP女子组合几乎都在给团员展现“性感”或女强人的形象,所以服装打扮也前卫一些。我们追求回归清纯、温柔,给人清脆悦耳的感觉。成员们穿着纯白色连衣裙配上自己设计的丝巾,展现“纯净偶像”(Pure-I dol)的形象。

  黄铉喜曾在韩国最大的娱乐经纪公司SM负责培训Super Junior、少女时代、f(x)、Shinee等。


  她们的出道曲“Oh!Dance”是韩国著名歌手郑烨与实力派创作型歌手Eco Bridge的制作组“Honeydew”创作的舞曲。Skarf将于17日上KBS的音乐节目,正式展开活动。

身高:168 CM
爱好:体育舞蹈、羽毛球、Rap making

身高:167 CM

Ferlyn (黄晶玲)
身高:164 CM

身高:170 CM


I have to say these 2 Singaporean gals are totally transformed! I think Tasha (photo above) has a lot of potential. She looks so pretty and sweet.

绘画:希望 Painting: Hope

The painting shows a Falun Gong practitioner holding candle to honor the thousands who have died in the Chinese regime’s persecution of the peaceful meditation practice.

A Gallery filled with Truth, Compassion, Tolerance 真善忍画廊

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Teochew Dynasty Chinese Cuisine 潮廷

Teochew Dynasty Chinese Cuisine 潮廷 - The Chaozhou people (commonly known as Teochew) are Han people, native to the Chaoshan region of eastern Guangdong province of China who speak the Teochew dialect.

The Menu!

Beans... beans...beans...
Fried Anchovies
Fried Anchovies .... they look like fried french fries!
Some healthy vegetables...
Roasted pork (Char Siu/Siew)叉烧 and duck meat
Vegetables...are they cucumbers?
Chinese-style Noodles!
Buns! 包子
Custard bun (also known as Liu Sha Bao) - Soft dough  filled with egg custard and salted duck egg’s yolk.
I want more Custard bun!
Dessert! 甜点
I LOVE Dessert! 甜点

Mango pudding! 芒果布丁Kid's favourite!

Teochew Dynasty

26 Sin Ming Lane
#01-121, Midview City
Singapore 573971

Tel: 6659 4657

Opening hours: Daily: 11.30am-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm

Music to stop the persecution of Falun Gong in China 


New Body Worlds exhibition opens at Singapore Science Centre. Whose Bodies Are in the 'Bodies' Exhibit?

Ever wonder where they got these dead bodies in the Body Worlds/ Body Works exhibition?

Find out whose? Scroll down below to watch the Video! A terrifying TRUTH....

New Body Worlds exhibition opens at Singapore Science Centre (2009)
By Claire Huang, Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: The controversial anatomical exhibition known as "Body Worlds: The Original and The Cycle of Life" is in town, and this is the first time the exhibition will be shown in Asia under this theme. 

The exhibition uses plastinated corpses for its displays, and the human bodies seem to come 'alive' as they engage in activities such as playing basketball and painting – a realism that organisers of the exhibition hope to achieve.

Dr Angelina Whalley, director of the Institute for Plastination, said: "Most of our visitors have never been confronted with a corpse so we want to appeal (to) them. We want to catch their interest and that's absolutely mandatory to have specimens put in a very aesthetical and beautiful-looking way." 

Body Worlds is the brainchild of Dr Gunther von Hagens, creator of plastination - a process to preserve human bodies for medical studies.

While the exhibition has attracted some 28 million visitors in 50 cities, some religious groups have questioned the need to use real human bodies. However, organisers say it is purely for scientific study. 

Dr Chew Tuan Chiong, chief executive of Science Centre Singapore, said: "I think the exhibition is really going to be a journey of discovery for many people, whatever their initial beliefs and perceptions are. 

"So we think besides being very educational about human body and anatomy, it's also going to allow people to understand fully what they're concerned about, worry about death, worry about diseases, or even worry about things like superstitions and culture and so on." 

Compared to the first such exhibition here six years ago, organisers say the 200 new displays this time round are more varied and developed.

All exhibits come from the Institute for Plastination's body donation programme, which comprises a donor roster of more than 10,500 living and dead donors worldwide. Organisers say donors have to give their consent before their bodies are used.

Singapore is the second site for this exhibition after its world premiere in London.

The exhibition opens until March 6 next year, and organisers hope to attract some 200,000 visitors. Ticket prices range from S$12 to S$21. 

The previous Body Worlds exhibition in Singapore attracted some 160,000 visitors.

- CNA/yb

Whose Bodies Are in the 'Bodies' Exhibit?

Disgraced CCP Official Bo Xilai's wife,

Gu Kailai Suspected of Selling Bodies of murdered Falun Gong practitioners



NTD is following the story of Gu Kailai, who will stand trial on August 9 in Anhui Province. While media outside of China mainly report that she has been involved in the killing of British businessman Neil Heywood, reliable but undisclosed sources say that Gu Kailai is believed to have illegally sold the remains of Falun Gong practitioners for plastination. It is believed that they were then made into human specimens for display to the public around the world.
Reliable sources told NTD that Gu Kailai is believed to run a company that provides bodies for plastination.
Plastination is a process developed by Gunther Hagens, an anatomist and German businessman who invested $15 million to setup two body plasticizing plants when Gu Kailai”s husband Bo Xilai worked as Mayor in Dalian. 
In 2002, Hagens began holding exhibitions around the world called Body Worlds. These were public exhibitions of human specimens from China. Hagens and the exhibit have received a lot of criticism and questions from around the world. But the main question is where did he get all those bodies?
Hagens was reported to have proudly told Chinese and foreign reporters why he chose Dalian. He said it was because of government support providing him preferential policies, an excellent labor force, as well as a rich source of bodies. 
Investigations by human rights organizations reveal 3,582 named Falun Gong practitioners have been tortured to death. Erping Zhang a Falun Gong spokesperson told reporters that many practitioners arrested when making appeals would not release their names or addresses. They hoped to prevent their families or work units from getting involved. Many simply went missing from that point on.
[Falun Gong Spokesman Erping Zhang]: 
“In 1999, after the CCP started to suppress Falun Gong, a large number of Falun Gong practitioners went to Beijing to appeal. The CCP do not conduct themselves according to Chinese law or legal procedure. Rather, they murder and harvest organs from living people. There is no record and no legal execution.”
“Oriental Outlook” an official weekly magazine in China published in-depth report on the body plants as early as November 2003. It said the body plants “not only had a rich source of raw materials, but that 100 human body specimens, immersed in formalin solution, could easily enter and leave the border many times.”
It said that from 2003 to 2005, Dalian human body plant exported 13 batches of human specimens all over the world. The Quality Inspection Office established by the State Council had once gone to Dalian to investigate. But it obtained no results because Bo Xilai and his superior on the Politburo Standing Committee Zhou Yongkang hid the truth.
[Falun Gong Spokesman Erping Zhang]: 
“With deeper investigation, they found the CCP sold murdered Falun Gong practitioners to the black market, making them into specimens. We hope that people with conscience in the Chinese government will investigate this matter. The Chinese people should also stand up and ask about this, because it challenges the bottom line of humanity.”
Erping Zhang said that Gu Kailai and Bo Xilai colluded with Luo Gan, the former secretary of the Political and Legislative Affairs Committee. They used loopholes in Article 348 of the Criminal Code in the Supreme Court, so that many families of Falun Gong practitioners could not collect their bodies, after they were tortured to death.
Speaking yesterday Prof Von Hagens, who earned the tabloid soubriquet Dr Frankenstein after performing a live televised autopsy on a German alcoholic in 2002, said: "I have told my Chinese employees that they can't accept bodies that were executed."

He added: "I can't prove the bodies weren't executed, but I believe they weren't." He said he received his bodies from Chinese officials but could not be sure of their origins.

I must say Communism turns Human Beings into Devil! Stay away from the Evil Chinese Communist Party!


大家都来看”九评共产党” ( VCD, 书)!

Let’s find “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party”(VCD, books)!

Quit the Evil Chinese Communist Party or its affiliated organizations today!