Insta-buzz: The best this week (August 8-14)

We round up our favourite local artistes’ snaps of the past week

L-R: Rui En, Sharon Au and Fiona Xie and JJ Lin's NDP selfie
L-R: Rui En, Sharon Au and Fiona Xie and JJ Lin's NDP selfie
14 Aug 2015

L-R: Rui En, Sharon Au and Fiona Xie and JJ Lin's NDP selfie

Now that our short-long work week has come to an end, it’s time to do a recap of the Instagram snaps that caught our attention this week. Thanks to the nation’s birthday celebrations, we’ve got a few patriotic snaps from Yvonne Lim and her son and witnessed JJ Lin’s epic selfie attempts with Mr. President. Other highlights include Zed’s safari animal-themed birthday bash (that got us turning green with envy too), Rui En glowing as a bride-to-be as she gets married for an upcoming drama role and Fiona Xie making a rare appearance on her ex-colleagues’ Instagram accounts. Read on for more!

JJ Lin’s epic selfie attempts with his fellow performers and the President of Singapore
JJ Lin’s epic selfie attempts with his fellow performers and the President of Singapore
14 Aug 2015

JJ Lin’s epic selfie attempts with his fellow performers and the President of Singapore

Our favourite homeboy (@JJ_Lin) uploaded a series of candid snaps featuring his co-performers Kit Chan, Stefanie Sun and Corinne May at the National Day Parade post-party segment. Let’s just say we’ve not see this goofy side of the usually poised Kit and Stef, and JJ’s got pretty impressive editing skills considering how he successfully included his singing pals in his other picture with the President and his wife to make up for the selfie that was supposed to but never did happen. How sweet!

Diana Ser’s family pictures with James Lye and their adorable munchkins
Diana Ser’s family pictures with James Lye and their adorable munchkins
14 Aug 2015

Diana Ser’s family pictures with James Lye and their adorable munchkins

Out of sight but definitely not out of mind. This good-looking couple may no longer be active in showbiz, still we can’t resist ooh-ing and aah-ing over their brood of three kids and marvelling at how they’ve barely aged! According to Diana (@dianaserlye), who was at the birthday party of baby Zed, the kids had a blast because and to quote direct “Aunty Fann and Uncle Chris throw the best kids party!” which brings us to our next point…

Zed’s first birthday party
Zed’s first birthday party
14 Aug 2015

Zed’s first birthday party

No expense was spared to celebrate Fann and Chris’ little bundle of joy’s first birthday. Remember when day-old baby Zed had a safari-themed birthday celebration at a ward in Mount Elizabeth hospital? Well, fast forward 11 months later and when he finally turned 1, he had a full-scale birthday bash replete with colourful balloons, animal sculpted balloons and even a carousel (yes, you read that right) to entertain tiny tykes at the party! Best kids party? You bet.

Click here for more of baby Zed

Sharon Au turns 40
Sharon Au turns 40
14 Aug 2015

Sharon Au turns 40

On the topic of birthdays, how can we forget the fabulous Sharon (@negitateno13) hitting the 4-0 mark on Thursday (Aug 13)? Birthday bouquets, wishes and salutations poured in from celebrity friends and it looks like the birthday gal – who is also currently working on The LKY Musical – had a ball of a time celebrating with loved ones. Here’s to many more wonderful years!

Related: Sharon Au’s career milestones in pictures

Fiona Xie makes a reappearance
Fiona Xie makes a reappearance
14 Aug 2015

Fiona Xie makes a reappearance

Speaking of Sharon, guess who made a surprise appearance on the birthday girl’s Instagram account on Thursday night? It’s none other than former actress Fiona Xie, who was at The LKY Musical with their fellow friends from the industry. It made for a heartwarming picture to see old colleagues cuddled together plus it’s always good to see a familiar face – be it in real life or online.

Joanne Peh looks fab as a new mum
Joanne Peh looks fab as a new mum
15 Aug 2015

Joanne Peh looks fab as a new mum

Fiona wasn't the only one who made a re-appearance on our Instagram feeds this week. Here we have Joanne (@JoannePeh), looking fresh and radiant as she takes on a new role in life as a mum to baby Qi. While Joanne looks good, what caught our attention was the dessert spread behind her - looks like Qi Yuwu and Joanne threw a tiny and cosy enchanted forest themed party for their little princess. How cute! 

Ben Yeo’s directorial debut with Hungry Ghost Festival video
Ben Yeo’s directorial debut with Hungry Ghost Festival video
14 Aug 2015

Ben Yeo’s directorial debut with Hungry Ghost Festival video

Ben (@benyeo23) hosts, acts, cooks and has a few F&B (food and beverage) ventures under his belt. Now, he will soon be adding “director” to it too as he just released his debut feature film project on Thursday night, the first day of the seventh lunar month.

Bride-to-be Siau Jiahui directs her own pre-wedding video
Bride-to-be Siau Jiahui directs her own pre-wedding video
14 Aug 2015

Bride-to-be Siau Jiahui directs her own pre-wedding video

Apart from Ben, another radio deejay also had her directorial debut this week and that is Jiahui (@jiahuisiau), the bubbly voice of YES933. After announcing news of her impending nuptials in June, the bride to-be shared that she took it upon herself to script and direct her wedding video. Although it took eight hours, Jiahui gushed that her “leading man” (i.e., her husband to-be) was still very accommodating and nice. Awww…

Rui En gets hitched for The Dream Makers 2
Rui En gets hitched for The Dream Makers 2
14 Aug 2015

Rui En gets hitched for The Dream Makers 2

In other related “fake” wedding news, Rui En stepped out in a white bustier gown for her ‘Dream Makers 2’ character Fang Tonglin and made a third trip down the aisle in Chijmes (her first time was in By My Side with Elvin Ng, second time was in C.L.I.F. 2 with Li Nanxing) to marry her onscreen boyfriend Jason Lam (Qi Yuwu) for the upcoming drama series. Rui En may not helm a social media account of her own, but we’ll make do with snaps from her official fanclub RBKD, management agency and Dennis Chew. Thank you very much.

Photos via Instagram (@RBKD, @zhouchongqing and @hyperecordssg)

Sora Ma announces The Mama Shop’s temporary closure
Sora Ma announces The Mama Shop’s temporary closure
14 Aug 2015

Sora Ma announces The Mama Shop’s temporary closure

In other non-related news, it was brought to our attention that The Mama Shop, a café run by actresses Sora (@soramayx) and Felicia Chin is temporarily closed after the former posted a notice on her Instagram account. After a check with Felicia, we were told that they are currently sorting things out with their landlord. So fans, take note and keep your fingers crossed that things work out for the duo!

Zoe Tay announces a new Facebook page
Zoe Tay announces a new Facebook page
14 Aug 2015

Zoe Tay announces a new Facebook page

Another thing for fans to take note of – Queen of Caldecott Hill is getting more social media savvy these days. Apart from creating a Snapchat account recently (we’re impressed), Zoe (@zoetay10) also announced the launch of her official Facebook page. Maybe the queen is going to start periscope videos (a live video stream run by the social media giant) for us soon.

UPDATE: As of two days ago, Zoe confirmed her latest Facebook fanpage to be 'Zoe Tay 1010' instead of 'Zoe Tay 10'.

This story was updated on August 20, 2.45pm.

Baby pic spam from Yvonne Lim
Baby pic spam from Yvonne Lim
14 Aug 2015

Baby pic spam from Yvonne Lim

Now now, what is an Insta-buzz without some attention on our favourite actress and son pairing who are far away from home and based in Taiwan now? Distance definitely ain’t stopping Yvonne (@yvonnelim928) from celebrating Singapore’s Golden Jubilee with her son too as they hammed it up with washable tatts and flags from their fun packs which were brought over to Taipei via a visiting friend. 

So, where are your fun packs?

Elvin Ng annoys baby with a selfie
Elvin Ng annoys baby with a selfie
14 Aug 2015

Elvin Ng annoys baby with a selfie

Last but not least, this is too funny and cute to not share.

All we can say is this little chick doesn’t know what she’s missing out on man.

And that's a wrap for this week's Insta-buzz. Till next time folks!

Photo via Instagram (@elvinngchoonsiong)

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