HK ACTRESS BERNICE LIU HITS JACKPOT: HER BILLIONAIRE BF CALVIN LO BLOWS $1.9 BILLION ON CHAMPAGNE … JUST LIKE THAT!

Lover of wine and food, it isn’t at all surprising that Bernice Liu (廖碧兒) has found new love in entrepreneur Calvin Lo (盧啟賢), who owns a range of different businesses, from insurance to wineries. The businessman owns properties all over the world, including Hong Kong, Mainland China, Singapore, Indonesia, England, and Canada.

In a report by Oriental Daily, Calvin is a huge investor of vineyards and is an influential figure in the industry. A reader told the Hong Kong press that Calvin made an appearance in a French vineyard a while back, and he was escorted into the chateau through the VIP section. It turns out that Calvin is Asia’s biggest purchaser and collector of champagne. His most recent business transaction was forking out HK$1.9 billion for his champagne investments.

In an interview, Bernice was asked about her boyfriend’s business achievements, to which Bernice modestly said she had never asked Calvin about his businesses. However, she is aware of Calvin’s investments in vineyards. Bernice added that, like Calvin, she is also very interested in the wine and food industries.

HK ACTRESS BERNICE LIU HITS JACKPOT: HER BILLIONAIRE BF CALVIN LO BLOWS $1.9 BILLION ON CHAMPAGNE … JUST LIKE THAT!

“I don’t know how many he’s bought,” she said. “I’m not sure if it’s all for himself or just to invest, but different kinds of champagne demands difference prices. It’s hard to say how much one bottle costs.”

As for her relationship with Calvin, Bernice expressed that they are both very busy with their careers, but did praise Calvin to be a caring man. The Infernal Affairs <無間道> actress then shared that she has recently applied to an overseas program of a Canadian university.

– https://www.jaynestars.com

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MY HUSBAND LEFT ME & OUR NEW BABY FOR ANOTHER WOMAN – A MIGRANT LOOKING FOR A VISA

My husband and I have been together for seven years. We planned to have children and were happy when I got pregnant.

We lived in Central America, where my husband works. Due to health issues and an unsafe environment, we decided it would be better for me to go back to my home country to deliver the baby.

After I left, he became distant. He did not answer my calls and messages, and I confronted him many times about it. He started to hide his salary. I asked him if he had a mistress and he kept quiet without admitting anything.

So I delivered our son, and my husband was happy. We made arrangements for the two of us to return to my husband’s location after three months. But then he said he had a lot of work and I should remain in my home city. He became uninterested in me and our baby. I confronted him again, and he started to ignore me for most of the time, saying that he was too busy at work.

Finally, we bought tickets to go back to Central America. The day before our arrival, my husband sent me a text saying he wanted a divorce. I called him to find out the reason. When he finally answered the phone, he said he never loved me, that I and our son were a big mistake and he did not care about us anymore. He said if I wanted, I could change the name and surname of our son because he did not care. I was devastated.

Then he disappeared. I checked our joint account and found that he had secretly withdrawn all the money.

I found out that just after I left my husband, he began visiting nightclubs and casinos. He met a Colombian woman and started cheating on me while I was pregnant. This woman has two grown children and she was a migrant looking for a job. He let her live in our flat with him.

He lost a lot of money gambling and blamed his gambling addiction on his unhappy life with me. He said the other woman was his soulmate and he was happy with her. He has blocked me on all social networks, but I have seen many pictures on his posts of him and the woman together.

He doesn’t help us financially and we are still not divorced. Seven months after our separation, I e-mailed him to ask that he settle our divorce but he has ignored my letters. He has planned a vacation with his girlfriend and will take her to meet his parents next month.

His parents have told me that whatever he has done, he is still their son and I should move on. They said my son will give me the spirit to keep on living.

I have a lot of questions. Why didn’t he speak with me about how he felt? Why did he cheat? Why is it so easy to give up his own son? Why did he move on to another relationship so quickly? Why doesn’t he want to deal with divorce?

He has had relationships before me. They didn’t last very long, just about two years, before he got bored. He told me he had genuine love for me and it would never end. Now he has betrayed me and our son.  – Mia

Dear Mia

This is truly devastating and I really feel for you. What an awful situation to be in.

First, please find a lawyer to talk to, one who specialises in international divorce. Unfortunately, it’s very difficult to address these kinds of situations because you’re working across borders. Your lawyer will lay out your options so you can make an informed decision.

Now, about the emotional fallout, you’re asking why he never opened up to you, how come he’s just pretending your relationship never happened, and how he can ignore his own baby.

So how does that work?

To be totally clear, I’m going to talk text book first, then give my personal opinion and then make suggestions for you specifically, so bear with me.

Generally speaking, as we move through life, we work through a series of stages. Some people find it a real challenge to change from a child into a teen, from a teen into a young adult, from a single person to a married person, and so on. A few reject change altogether.

I think you may have heard the term “Peter Pan”, meaning a man who never wants to grow up. This sounds very much like your husband.

MY HUSBAND LEFT ME & OUR NEW BABY FOR ANOTHER WOMAN – A MIGRANT LOOKING FOR A VISA

From your letter, having a baby together was too much of a shock for him. He didn’t like the idea of being a dad, responsible for a tiny baby and a wife, and so he ran away.

As you noted, he’s done this before. Until he met you, he had a series of two-year relationships. It suggests that as soon as a relationship deepens and becomes more meaningful, he’s off.

You were the exception. I think he did love you but now he’s back to his old habits. He’s setting up with a new woman, pretending he’s young still, and without responsibilities.

Look, I think it’s fair to say that life is very complex, and sometimes we come to the realisation that the things we thought we longed for (marriage, babies, lifelong commitment) aren’t what we truly want.

But when that happens, the proper approach is to step up and address it honestly. It’s heartbreaking but decent people come to an arrangement where the baby is looked after, and the adults make the best deal for everyone.

Running away is not an option. It’s cowardly and it’s cruel.

Your husband knows this, and that’s why he’s pretending that you’re the bad person, that he never really loved you, and that he’s the victim. Because if he for one second confronts what he’s done, he will hate himself.

It’s also why he’s ignoring you. Every time he thinks of you, the guilt hits him. And frankly, it should. Because it’s okay to decide you need to exit a relationship, but to abandon a wife and new baby while you and your new mistress go partying is the depths of moral turpitude.

Okay, now what can you do? Seeing he’s not even in the same country, and that he’s planned this down to the last detail, emptying the bank account and leaving you high and dry, I honestly don’t see much opportunity for repairing the relationship. My advice is to get that lawyer and quickly.

Reach out to your family and friends, and build a support network. When you’re doing that leaning, make sure to include a practical focus. You need to build a bright future for you and your baby.

At the same time, invest in your mental health. To work through your own emotions, find a therapist. Let it all hang out, and figure out how you can work your way back to happiness.

I appreciate this is very difficult and I wish I could wave a magic wand and help make it all better. I will say this: it’s going to be messy and painful but you will get through this. Do let me know how you get on. I will be thinking of you.

– https://www.star2.com

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FROM PLAYBOY TO FAMILY MAN: EDISON CHEN GOES SHOPPING WITH GF SHUPEI QIN

Edison Chen (陳冠希) is a changed man. No longer making headlines for his playboy ways, the 37-year-old idol actor-turned-businessman has settled down for his family. On April 5, a netizen spotted Edison and his girlfriend Shupei Qin (秦舒培) shopping at the mall—and from the dozens of bags they were holding, it looked like it had been a very productive trip.

According to the netizen, Edison and Shupei didn’t drive that day, but called a rental car. Edison helped

FROM PLAYBOY TO FAMILY MAN: EDISON CHEN GOES SHOPPING WITH GF SHUPEI QIN

Shupei hold most of her shopping bags as he called their car.

Edison has definitely matured a great deal after meeting Shupei; unlike past relationships, he never attempted to hide his romance with Shupei, but did get very protective of her when the media overstepped their boundaries in reporting their relationship. He’s a loving father to their daughter Alaia, and he makes it known that she is the most important girl in Edison’s life.

– https://www.jaynestars.com

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‘WHEN I SING IT NOW, THE SONG MEANS SO MUCH MORE TO ME’: ‘THE BUND’ SONGSTRESS FRANCES YIP TALKS ABOUT SURVIVING BREAST CANCER

Hong Kong powerhouse crooner Frances Yip has sung Cantopop classic The Bund numerous times in her 50-year career, but it is only in more recent times that she truly understood the song.

Her signature tune was the theme song of the hugely successful 1980 Hong Kong TVB drama of the same name, starring Hong Kong actor Chow Yun Fat.

“The song compares life to ocean waves because there will always be both highs and lows. There will always be both happiness and sadness.

“Now that I have lived more, the song means so much more to me. When I sing it now, I sing it with even more feeling than before,” she said in a phone interview from Sydney, Australia.

The lesson is how to get past the sadness, says the 70-year-old, whose low points in life include getting diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996 and discovering in 2010 that her grandson would be born with a brain tumour.

She has been declared cancer-free since 2002, while her grandson, whom doctors said would not live beyond a year, is now eight.

She says: “I was very depressed when I learnt of my breast cancer. I kept asking, ‘Why me?’

“Eventually, I decided that there were some things I could do to help myself, and that was to try to live healthier, build my immune system and beat the cancer.

“As for my grandson, he is handicapped and cannot walk or talk, but he is a happy kid. I consider myself blessed that when I play with him, he is always laughing and is so carefree.”

Perhaps, Yip is also a little more sentimental than usual, having crossed the milestone birthday of 70 last October.

“At this point in my life, I just want to enjoy every single day that comes. I’m an old lady now,” she says with a laugh.

Yip, who started out as a singer of commercial jingles in the 1970s, is one of Hong Kong’s most famous Cantopop stars. The Bund – both the song and the show – was a mega hit across Asia.

She says: “When the show was airing, the streets were completely empty because everyone watched it. And younger audiences know about it too because it re-runs somewhere on some channel every few years or so. I am very lucky.”

In 1997, she gained international fame when she was selected to be a co-presenter at the British Farewell Ceremony to mark the handover of Hong Kong from Britain to China. The televised event was watched by millions around the world.

She says: “Many people watched the event on TV, but I have special pictures and personal stories to share from that very special day of my life.

“Come to my show and find out.”

– The Straits Times/Asia News Network

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LEON LAI NOT SHARING HIS $150 MILLION PROPERTIES WITH PREGNANT GIRLFRIEND

Already six months pregnant, Leon Lai’s (黎明) girlfriend Wing Chan is the new talk of the town. The 32-year-old former assistant to Aarif Rahman (李治廷) even earned the congratulations of Leon’s ex-wife Gaile Lok (樂基兒), who told reporters that she is very happy for them.

Leon is the last of the four Heavenly Kings of Hong Kong to become a father, and fans are ecstatic for the 51-year-old singer. Wing herself has already moved in to Leon’s residence, preparing a new chapter in her life.

But after doing some more digging into the new couple’s lives, the reporters noticed that Leon isn’t quite ready to seal the deal with Wing yet. Two of Leon’s properties in Sheung Shui, with a market price of HK$150 million, is actually shared with Leon’s male assistant and close friend, Chi Chuen (子泉). Wing has no shares in the property. Both properties were purchased for HK$56 million back in 2009. They are owned by a company called Southern River Limited, in which Leon’s assistant Chi Chuen is the primary shareholder.

Though Leon hasn’t shared any of his properties with Wing, the 32-year-old does hold a powerful position with Leon’s music label, A Music. Starting off as Aarif Rahman’s assistant in 2012, Wing was eventually promoted to manager in the business department of the company, kickstarting her relationship with Leon.

– https://www.jaynestars.com

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PICS OF RAYMOND LAM’S GIRLFRIEND, CARINA ZHANG, BEFORE PLASTIC SURGERY GO VIRAL

Raymond Lam‘s (林峯) new girlfriend, Carina Zhang (張馨月), often looks perfect in her selfies. Possessing a creamy complexion and curvaeous figure, the 27-year-old Mainland model may however have received some help from plastic surgery to achieve her beautiful features.

Recent photos surfaced of Carina when she had won second place in 2010’s National Fashion Lingerie Model Competition in China. In the photo, Carina’s face was noticeably rounder and her nose flatter. Her photos taken after 2012 show a higher nose bridge, more chiseled nose tip, and slimmer jawline. However, the 5-feet-6-beauty’s 34D chest size seemed to have remained the same.

PICS OF RAYMOND LAM’S GIRLFRIEND, CARINA ZHANG, BEFORE PLASTIC SURGERY GO VIRAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2011, Carina  also participated in the “Star Sisters Election” organized by Hunan Satellite TV. At the time, Carina sat confidently on a toilet along with another contestant to show off her fashionable style, and eventually became the laughing stock of the pageant when she was defeated.

Born in Shandong, Carina lives in Huaifang City with her parents and younger brother. Carina was formerly known as Ada Zhang, before changing her name recently. She has removed older social media accounts bearing the name Ada.

It was understood that Raymond’s parents were unhappy with his ex-girlfirend Karena Ng‘s (吳千語) materialistic nature and thus introduced Carina to him. Raymond’s parents were impressed by Carina’s looks and sweet nature. The couple reportedly started dating before Lunar New Year and were spotted wearing matching rings. Their relationship gained the Hong Kong paparazzi’s notice when Raymond brought Carina to Hong Kong’s Ocean Park this month.

– https://www.jaynestars.com

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TWIN SISTERS FOUND DEAD IN CAR

IDENTICAL twin sisters who went on TV to talk about their chronic cleanliness compulsion OCD have been found dead in a car after an apparent suicide pact.

The bodies of Amanda and Sara Eldritch were found in the vehicle parked near the Royal Gorge Bridge, a tourist attraction in Canon City, Colorado.

The 33-year-old women made headlines after receiving deep brain stimulation surgery in 2015.

The surgery was a bid to control compulsions which sometimes saw them take ten hour showers and 20 minutes washing their hands.

The sisters’ extreme Obsessive Compulsive Disorder meant they “felt at war with their own existence” and “as adolescents, they tried taking their own lives.”

The twins were found 200km from their Colorado home, in the Denver suburb of Broomfield.

In 2016, the Eldritch sisters had appeared on a TV show about their surgery — more commonly used to treat Parkinson’s Disease — at Denver’s Littleton Adventist Hospital.

Last year they appeared on an episode of The Doctors talking about their co-dependency and deep fears at the possibility of separation.

The bodies of identical twin sisters Sara and Amanda Eldritch were found in a car. Picture: CBS.

The bodies of identical twin sisters Sara and Amanda Eldritch were found in a car. Picture: CBS.Source:Supplied

The twin sisters were found in a car near the Colorado tourist attraction Royal Gorge Bridge (above). Picture: Google.

The twin sisters were found in a car near the Colorado tourist attraction Royal Gorge Bridge (above). Picture: Google.Source:Supplied

Sara and Amanda Eldritch took 10 hour showers and cleaned their bathroom three times a day.

Sara and Amanda Eldritch took 10 hour showers and cleaned their bathroom three times a day.Source:Facebook

In TV interviews the Eldritch sisters revealed that as toddlers they were obsessed with tucking in their shirts, frequently washing their hands and wearing socks with no wrinkles.

As they became adolescents, the cleanliness obsession grew worse; they could go through a bottle of shampoo in one shower session.

Because of the anxiety about lengthy showers, sometimes they didn’t bathe for up to two weeks.

They used multiple bottles of rubbing alcohol and hand cleanser, wore latex gloves, cleaned their bathroom up to three times a day and could not use public toilets.

Every speck of lint had to be removed from their clothing and they couldn’t walk barefoot, even at home.

After trying to take their own lives at the age of 16 they were diagnosed with OCD. They had spent the next 15 years in despair at their shared affliction, trying medication, counselling and therapy.

Neurosurgeon David VanSickle agreed to perform the deep brain stimulation surgery on the twins in the hope of bringing them relief.

Last year the identical twins revealed their deep fear of being separated from one another.

Last year the identical twins revealed their deep fear of being separated from one another.Source:Facebook

Electrode wires were placed on areas of their brain and connected to battery packs implanted in their chests.

The aim was “inhibiting the part of the brain that’s overactive” by regulating the amount of stimulation and suppressing anxiety.

Their specialist reported that within a year after the surgery, the twins’ mental health had improved and they were “finding hope and joy in simple things.”

Detectives in Fremont County, Colorado are conducting further investigations into the sisters’ deaths.

If you or someone you know needs help, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

– News.com.au

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COUPLE ENGAGES IN SEX ACTS IN CAR AT CARPARK

Stomper Lim was on his way to dispose of rubbish at the central chute when he stumbled a couple engaging in sex acts in a car on the rooftop of a multi-storey carpark.

The incident happened at Block 268 Boon Lay Drive on Wednesday (March 22), at around 11.30pm, and comes after another couple was recently caught in public engaging in sex acts at River Valley.

Lim had noticed the car as it was parked awkwardly.

He looked closer and saw that a couple was behaving intimately.

According to Lim, they were kissing and the man was groping the woman’s chest.

After that, the couple moved onto the passenger seat and started having sex, with the woman at the bottom.

Lim said that the two were clothed as they engaged in intercourse.

The process lasted about 15 to 20 minutes.

The woman subsequently alighted from the car and walked towards a dimly lit corner of the carpark.

The woman who was wearing a skirt then appeared to undress the lower part of her body.

Lim believes that she was relieving herself.

She subsequently put the skirt back on before returning to her car.

Asked if this happens frequently at the carpark, Lim said:

“It’s quite interesting, but no.

“I’ve started living here for 9 months and this is the first time I’ve seen such a thing.”

‘HE WOULD CALL HER TO HIS OFFICE, LIFT UP HER SHIRT & KISS HER’: CANTEEN OPERATOR, WHO REPEATEDLY RAPED INDONESIAN WOMAN, ACCUSED OF MOLESTING HIS OTHER STAFF

SIBU – The case of a 42-year-old canteen operator arrested for repeatedly raping an Indonesian worker since November 2016 has taken another turn as four of his staff have accused him of molesting them.

Sibu OCPD Asst Comm Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said on Tuesday (April 3) that four Indonesian women had lodged a police report about the man.

All four were workers of the suspect, and the youngest of them is 17-years-old, while the other three are in their 20s.

The four cases occurred between August 2017 and March this year.

“The suspect had called the victim to his office, and when she came to see him, he started to kiss her and lifted up her shirt until her breasts were exposed.

“Seeing that the victim was crying, the suspect scolded her and asked her to go out,” he said.

‘HE WOULD CALL HER TO HIS OFFICE, LIFT UP HER SHIRT & KISS HER’: CANTEEN OPERATOR, WHO REPEATEDLY RAPED INDONESIAN WOMAN, ACCUSED OF MOLESTING HIS OTHER STAFF

He added that the other three cases happened at the suspect’s home here.

ACP Stanley added that it would be investigated under Section 354 of the Penal Code.

On Monday (April 2), the magistrate’s court here ordered that the suspect be remanded for four days for the first case under Section 376 of the same Code for rape.

“We are waiting for the remand order to expire before re-arresting him for another remand over the latest cases,”  ACP Stanley said.

– ANN

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‘I WAS GUTTED’: MASTERCHEF U.K. JUDGE RILES UP MALAYSIANS WITH ‘RENDANG CHICKEN SKIN HAS TO BE CRISPY’ COMMENT

PETALING JAYA – The chicken rendang in the nasi lemak is “not crispy enough” – that has got Malaysians riled up over the comments by judges during a MasterChef UK episode.

Contestant Zaleha Kadir Olpin’s traditional rendition of nasi lemak with chicken rendang could attract  queues outside her kitchen doors, but the very same dish got her eliminated from the quarter-finals of the competition.

Zaleha, 48, was making the dish during the knockout round of the BB1 programme, a dish she said was her childhood favourite.

“I used to save my pocket money to buy nasi lemak on Friday and there was a special stall outside our school that used to sell the best nasi lemak for 20 sen, it is very special,” Zaleha told MasterChef UK judge John Torode while she was preparing the dish.

During the show, Torode gave the audience a run-down of the classic nasi lemak dish, saying that the rice has to be served with not too much coconut milk, the sambal has to be ferociously hot, and the chicken has to be “really, really soft and falling apart”.

Zaleha presented the judges with a luxurious plate of nasi lemak with chicken rendang, prawn sambal, omelette, anchovies, peanuts and cucumber.

After tasting, judge Gregg Wallace criticised the chicken skin for not being crispy enough.

“I like the rendang flavour, there’s a coconut sweetness, however, the chicken skin isn’t crispy. It can’t be eaten and all the sauce is on the skin, I can’t eat,” Wallace said.

Torode chimed in, saying that the chicken rendang is a mistake.

“It hasn’t had enough time to cook down and become lovely and soft and falling apart. Instead the chicken is just tough and not really flavoursome,” he said.

Zaleha looked visibly disappointed at the comments and later was heard saying she was “gutted” as she removed her apron after elimination.

Chicken rendang is a dry curry dish where chicken is stewed in coconut milk and spices until the chicken is tender.

On social media, Malaysians who have watched the episode are questioning whether the two judges are qualified to be criticising Asian foods.

Social media users, who watched a YouTube video of the MasterChef UK episode, said the judges have “no idea” how chicken rendang is prepared.

“They are not worthy to be judges if they are not knowledgeable about Asian cuisine,” Are Fiq said.

“All the judges need cooking lesson from Chef Wan”, Lapi Zaini said, referring to Malaysian celebrity chef Datuk Redzuawan Ismail.

“If you don’t know anything about rendang, then I think that you should rendang (dunk) your own head first,” Azuan Annas wrote in a comment directed at the judges.

On Zaleha’s Instagram, Jam13_wong said it is the judges who should be eliminated.

Zaleha’s supporters thanked her for representing Malaysian cuisine on an international platform and said it was a shame the judges were not familiar with it.

On Instagram, Zaleha said she stand by her traditional way of cooking the dish and would not have changed it for the world.

“As my friend said, what doesn’t kill me makes me stronger!” she said.

– ANN

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