Category: Singapore

Photography: Reflections on Tonal Separation

What is Tonal Separation? The Geeky Version Before beginning the discussion on tonal separation proper – it might perhaps be useful to first propose a working definition. The most straightforward definition may, perhaps, be that tonal separation how one describes the transition between the dark and light parts of a photograph (as well as the transitions […]

Review: Le Bistrot du Sommelier

Where do I start? I suppose Le Bistrot du Sommelier is what happens when you pair someone who loves to drink (Maximilien Fedkiw) with someone who likes, and is particularly good at, cooking (Patrick Heuberger). Although Patrick has since left the restaurant – he decided to take a sabbatical to learn how […]

An excerpt from Scent of a Woman (1992): “You break my heart, son. All my life I stood up to everyone and everything because it made me feel important. You do it… because you mean it. You got integrity, Charlie. I don’t know whether to shoot you, or […]

AOKI by Les Amis

Aoki by Les Amis was a Japanese restaurant that I wanted to try for quite a while. I have heard great (and, from a price point of view, scary) things about the dinner omakase menu but also heard that the executive lunch set was both excellent and affordable. So when […]

The Necessity Of An Identity Crisis

Most people have read or watched material, the thrust of which examines the necessity of grit, perseverance and how to deal with, and recover from, defeat or setbacks. The right videos, books, music, literature and (auto)biographies addressing these fundamental qualities and life situations are gems, e.g.: – – […]

If the Singapore High Court was prepared to recognise the Japanese liquidators of BVI-incorporated entities in the unreported decision of Re Opti-Medix Ltd (in liquidation) and anor matter [2016] SGHC 108, it’s difficult to see why the Court would not lend its assistance in this situation. Japan govt […]

November 2016: In the recent Singapore High Court decision of The Enterprise Fund II Ltd v JongHee Sen [2016] SGHC 259, Judicial Commissioner Hoo Sheau Peng (the “Judge”) considered whether “withoutprejudice” privilege (“WP Privilege”)applied to certain communications between the parties and, consequently,whether those communications could be received into […]