PhotoHunt theme : Show Hands/Glass
Scary thoughts raced through my head as I stood on this glass panel. Scary height, but glad the glass panel could hold my weight. Could not show my hands while taking photo. :P
Beautiful glass house up in the cool mountain of Changmai, Thailand.
I wonder if the house would get too warm during the hot months. I am thinking of 'greenhouse', maybe the kids would grow better. LOL. I would not like cleaning all those glass panels though.
A show of hands if you would like to live in a glass house. :)
Friday, May 17, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Kong Hee arriving in court with his lawyer Edwin Tong
After a lunch appointment in the vicinity of the Subordinate Courts, I decided to drop in to watch the high-profile multimillion-dollar corruption trial involving six City Harvest Church leaders. Singapore's most-anticipated corruption trial commenced this morning.
The courtroom was packed for both morning and afternoon sessions. A security guard told me that some people started queuing outside the courthouse for seats as early as 11 pm the night before. I went up to Courtroom 3 on Level 7. Several members of City Harvest Church were queuing outside. Alas, it seems there is no chance I could watch this trial in court.
President of City Harvest Church's management board Kong Hee, vice-president Tan Ye Peng, board member John Lam Leng Hung, investment manager Chew Eng Han, finance manager Sharon Tan Shao Yuen and finance manager Serina Wee Gek Yin, are accused of misappropriating millions of dollars to fund the music career of Sun Ho.
Pastor Kong Hee
Kong Hee, John Lam, Chew Eng Han, Tan Ye Peng and Serina Wee allegedly misused church buildings funds amounting to S$24 million by channelling the money into two companies, Xtron Productions and PT The First National Glassware (Firna), as bond investments. The misappropriation allegedly took place between January 2007 and October 2008.
Senior Counsel N. Sreenivasan arriving in court with Tan Ye Peng
Chew Eng Han, Tan Ye Peng, Serina Wee and Sharon Tan are said to have misappropriated some S$26 million to cover up the first sum. They also face four counts of conspiring to falsify accounts, said to have happened between April and October 2009.
Leading the prosecution is Mavis Chionh, who will be assisted by five others. They are Mr Tan Kiat Pheng, Mr Christopher Ong Siu Jin, Ms Grace Goh, Mr Joel Chen and Mr Jeremy Yeo.
Senior District Judge See Kee Oon presides over the trial.
Credit : Channelnewsasia.com
Monday, May 13, 2013
Our World Tuesday
As part of my RWS Invite Membership, I chose the dining option as hubby did not want the tickets to Universal Studios. -_-
I celebrated my birthday at L'Atelier Singapour de Joël Robuchon, a casual dining French restaurant opened in Singapore by well known French chef Joël Robuchon. He was the youngest chef ever at 38 years old to receive three Michelin stars for his first restaurant Jamin and being crowned Chef of the Century by the prestigious Guide Gault Millau. He has collected 26 Michelin stars worldwide for all his restaurants with 21 restaurants spanning 10 countries globally.
The restaurant is stylishly decorated in funky black and red. The service staff seated us at the counter table facing the kitchen so we could witness the chefs create, prepare and cook innovative dishes right before us.
Foie gras custard with red Porto wine and Parmesan foam
Veal carpaccio topped with a tuna sauce and served with crispy hearts of romaine
This is an elegant course with a savoury tuna sauce. The pretty pinkish meat was so tender. I cleaned up the plate spreading the yummy tuna sauce on crispy hard rolls. :P
Sauteed John Dory, cilantro, green curry sauce
This green curry was not spicy at all. It was too diluted for my taste. The amazing sushi rice cubes gave me an idea, it would be fun to serve to my party guests.
French-style skirt steak with shallots confit
Although the food portions were small, I was beginning to feel full at this stage. The Angus steak was great. As hubby doesn't eat beef, the chef cooked a special dish of codfish for him.
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon's fabulously yummy mashed potato
I absolutely fell in love with L'Atelier Singapour de Joël Robuchon's signature mashed potato! It is rich and silky, easily the finest I have ever eaten. I could eat this on its own, it's pure bliss on the tongue. My dear friend PY, who is looking for the most delicious mashed potato in Singapore, would love this. :)
Dessert was a creamy Araguani chocolate with cacao sorbert and oreo cookie, followed by our preferred hot beverage.
It was a fantastic meal that held many surprises for us. I would recommend this place to friends who do not mind paying for tasty innovative dishes. :)
L'Atelier Singapour de Joël Robuchon
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