Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Singapore International Jewelry Expo 2019, 18 - 21 July 2019

This July, the highly anticipated Singapore International Jewelry Expo (SIJE) will open its doors to reveal its treasure trove collection of the finest and most dazzling jewelry pieces to a loyal following of jewelry lovers, buyers and collectors at the iconic Marina Bay Sands Singapore for four days from 18 July to 21 July 2019.

The four-day international jewelry extravaganza will showcase the best and most exquisite of jewelry designs from more than 200 exhibitors from over 25 countries, from the United States to South Africa, from Europe to Hong Kong and from Indonesia to Australia.

Event Highlights:
1. How To Choose A Diamond seminar by GIA (Gemological Institute of America)
As the creator of the 4Cs - color, cut, clarity and carat weight - GIA will present valuable information to provide the needed knowledge for your diamond purchase. Understanding the 4Cs in detail, you'll know the important facts behind your diamond, criteria for diamond grading and tips for taking care of your diamond jewelry for daily use. GIA will also update on the most current diamond market terminology.

2. International Jewellery Stars (IJS) Awards
Featuring the design theme of Fantasy, this inaugural award celebrates excellence in the art of jewellery from the heart of Asia. The IJS Awards seek to recognise jewellery innovation across generations. markets and cultures.

3. Jewellery Fashion Show by IWFCIS (International Women's Federation of Commerce & Industry Singappore) on Friday 19 July at 4pm

4. Get into the thick and thin of Fine Jewellery and Watches Auction specials by HotLotz on Saturday 20 July at 3pm, and Sunday 21 July at 2pm.

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Eid 2019

Wishing all Muslims a wonderful Eid!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Eid Dinner at Saltwater Cafe

Celebrating the night of eid enjoying good food in tranquil. Long day of visiting starts tomorrow!

Sunday, June 2, 2019

America’s Got Talent Season 14 Returns with a Bang This May, Boasts New Host and Judges

America’s top variety competition series, America’s Got Talent, is set to hit the screens with its 14th Season at the end of this month.

A stark departure from its previous seasons, fans of the global ratings juggernaut are in for a big surprise as the upcoming season will bring with it a few changes including a fresh host and two new judges.

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Terry Crews will take over Tyra Banks as host of the hit series, a role he is familiar with, having emceed the highly rated spinoff “America’s Got Talent: The Champions”. Meanwhile, award-winning actress, author and producer Gabrielle Union as well as actress, dancer, singer and Emmy Award-winning choreographer Julianne Hough will debut as the series’ new judges, alongside executive producer Simon Cowell and fan favourite Howie Mandel, to shake up the judges’ table.

Union and Hough will replace singer Mel B and model Heidi Klum who had both been sitting on the judges’ panel since Season 8. Together, the refreshed panel of judges will sift through hundreds of auditions nationwide in search of the most unique, jaw-dropping and show-stopping performers worthy of the chance to be crowned as the ultimate winner of America’s Got Talent.

Eric Chien, who was crowned the winner of Asia’s Got Talent last month, had auditioned for A(US)GT. His colour-changing sleight-of-hand performance blew the audience and judges away, including seasoned judge Simon Cowell who had asked Eric point-blank prior to his audition if he was better than America’s Got Talent: The Champion winner and fellow magician Shin Lim. Eric’s performance also earned him a standing ovation and four yes-es to advance to the next round.

There was also another inspiring audition, which went viral over social media. Kodi Lee, 22, lives with his parents and two other siblings in Southern Carolina. Despite being blind and autistic, Kodi is a musical prodigious savant. His piano and singing performance moved new judge and L.A.’s Finest female lead Gabrielle Union to use her first golden buzzer to create one of the most emotional moments in A(US)GT history.

This year’s series promises to be a season of spectacular talents and extraordinary participants. Fans can catch the brand-new season of America’s Got Talent from Thursday, 30 May 2019 at 6pm (5pm JKT/BKK) on AXN, within 48 hours of the U.S. telecast. Same-day encore telecast is available at 8pm (7pm JKT/BKK).

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Because of You, I Can - P&G and NTUC FairPrice presents Mother's Day Celebration with Special Olympics Athletes

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to spend time commemorating Mother's Day with Special Olympics athletes and their moms brought by Procter & Gamble (P&G) and NTUC FairPrice.

The 6th iteration of P&G's global campaign Thank You, Mom in partnership with NTUC FairPrice was filled with fun and laughter with its carnival at Rainbow Centre, and was graced by distinguished guests and special kids.

This year's theme, Because of You, I Can celebrates a mother's role as her child's first and greatest enabler - the ones who sees her child's true potential and helps them become who they are. This event puts the spotlight on mothers of Special Olypics athletes, who give their all in overcoming challenges and struggles to enable their children to excel in their chosen sport and, in the process, become a true inspiration for others.

Truly, it was inspiring as it evokes introspection. Should we give up our let downs while they hurdled their challenges everyday?

To showcase P&G's strong commitment to the Special Olympics community and lead the way in being a force for good, P&G and NTUC FairPrice also presented a SGD$20,000 check to Special Olympics Singapore.

During this fun-filled afternoon, Special Olympic athletes, their mothers and distinguished guests including Singapore Member of Parliament and Mayor of Central Disctrict, Ms Denise Phua, mingled with each other and snacked on fun-fair goodies, including candy floss and ice cream, as we indulge in nostalgic carnival games such as toss the ring and basketball arade.

Adding on to the event were mascots of superheroes as a symbolic gestures as these moms are indeed superheroes.

The carnival clearly recognizes the essential contribution that mothers make in the community to bringing up their children to achieve their full potential. It is wondrous that mothers of special needs children here overcome challenges to enable their young Special Olympics athletes to excel in their chosen sport.

After all, as Ms Denice Phua said, mothers are one of the key building blocks of society and the pillar of strength in many families. Just as children with special needs face greater life challenges compared to their peers, mothers of special needs children often show exceptional grit in overcoming untold struggles to support their children in accessing equal opportunities and maximizing their potential.

They are indeed, our unsung heroes. Speaking of which, Mr Tng Ah Yiam, Deputy CEO and Head of Products also added that mothers are the unsung heroes in our families who inspires us to be the best of ourselves. This campaign is an opportune time to show our appreciation to all mothers in our community.

During this carnival, an exclusive and touching short film produced with Special Olympics athletes was also screened to pay tribute to their mothers who have defied the odds to enable them to excel in their sports. Watch it here.

Till then!