Insta-buzz: What the stars were up to this week

We round up the top celebrity snaps from the past week

Insta-buzz: What the stars were up to this week
Insta-buzz: What the stars were up to this week
06 Aug 2017

Insta-buzz: What the stars were up to this week

As usual, this week’s celebrity social media roundup is packed with birthdays and babies (not that we’re complaining), but we’ve also got quite a few treats for K-pop fans thrown into the mix as well. Read on for more!

Qi Didi celebrates his 100th day
Qi Didi celebrates his 100th day
06 Aug 2017

Qi Didi celebrates his 100th day

Has it already been over 100 days since Joanne Peh and Qi Yuwu’s son was born!? Last Sunday (July 30), little Qi Didi’s parents threw him a blue-themed bash (complete with tons of balloons) that was attended by loads of their famous friends, including celebrity hairstylist David Gan, songwriting siblings Lee Wei Song and Lee Si Song, and more.

In a statement shared by The Celebrity Agency, Joanne said, “My brother and son's godma helped with the venue decoration and I was very warmed and touched by friends who came early and decided to just pitch in to help in whatever way they can. Everyone who was there had a special role in our hearts and to be able to share our son's special day with them was very meaningful.”

She continued, “We had the experience from our first born, so we had a better idea how we wanted to do it this year. And even though it was tiring to oversee every aspect of a party like that from the location, menu, invitation cards, to venue decor, table placards, door gifts, I don't know if we are going to have another opportunity to throw 100th Day Celebration, so I didn't mind.”

Photos: The Celebrity Agency, Joanne Peh/Instagram, Qi Yuwu/Weibo

Thomas Ong’s fundraiser for schools in Cambodia
Thomas Ong’s fundraiser for schools in Cambodia
06 Aug 2017

Thomas Ong’s fundraiser for schools in Cambodia

The good news: the two schools in Cambodia that Thomas has been personally supporting for the past five years has grown from a backyard classroom for 25 students to more proper and well-equipped facilities for 600.

The bad news: Operating costs have gone up (from US$200 to US$1,600 a month), and he is looking for a way to continue helping out without going completely bankrupt himself. He admitted that as he is “not getting any younger” and “may not be offered [an acting] contract renewal”, he has been thinking about his limited finances.

The solution: Thomas has launched a fundraising company titled Project C, where proceeds from the sales of two citronella oil products will go to the schools. He aims to raise S$15,000 from the first wave of sales, which should be enough to cover expenses for about half a year.

If you wish to help him reach his goal, you can purchase the items at MONOYONO’s Plaza Singapura, Raffles City and Changi Airport T3 outlets, as well as VivoCity on weekends. Pay it forward!

Photos: The Celebrity Agency, Thomas Ong/Instagram

Anita Yuen visits Charlie Young in Singapore
Anita Yuen visits Charlie Young in Singapore
06 Aug 2017

Anita Yuen visits Charlie Young in Singapore

Earlier last week, Anita posted a wefie of herself with her husband Julian Cheung at the airport, asking her followers to guess where they were headed. We soon got the answer when she shared a photo with Charlie and her twin boys, and later, some shots of Julian and their son Morton unleashing their inner surfer dudes at Wave House Sentosa.

Photos: Anita Yuen/Instagram

Baby Brooklyn goes on her first vacation…
Baby Brooklyn goes on her first vacation…
06 Aug 2017

Baby Brooklyn goes on her first vacation…

Carole Lin, husband David Lim and their little girl Brooklyn embarked on their #maidenvoyage together as a family of three earlier this week to San Francisco in style – they travelled in business class. We guess that could explain why Brooklyn was able to fall asleep as soon as they were on board (we’d be the same too).

Photos: Brooklyn Lim/Instagram

…and Jeanette Aw finally gets to go on one
…and Jeanette Aw finally gets to go on one
06 Aug 2017

…and Jeanette Aw finally gets to go on one

After what looked like months and months of nonstop working, the busy bee finally managed to find time to go on a rare holiday to Spain, even though she still has “a million and one things to do”. Well, all work and no play simply isn’t the way to live, isn’t it?

Photos: Jeanette Aw/Instagram, Pauline Soh/Instagram

Shaun Chen’s youngest daughter has a photo shoot
Shaun Chen’s youngest daughter has a photo shoot
06 Aug 2017

Shaun Chen’s youngest daughter has a photo shoot

Shaun and his wife Celine Chin’s second child, who was born two weeks ago, looks so cute and cosy all wrapped up in her little blanket for a photo shoot.

Photos: Celine Chin/Instagram

Edison Chen reveals his daughter’s face
Edison Chen reveals his daughter’s face
06 Aug 2017

Edison Chen reveals his daughter’s face

After months of secrecy, Edison finally unveiled his little girl Alaia’s face to the world for the very first time on Friday (Aug 4), and to no one’s surprise, she has indeed inherited her papa and supermodel mama’s good looks. More pictures, please!

Photo: Edison Chen/Instagram

Music Bank stars’ pre-show selfies
Music Bank stars’ pre-show selfies
06 Aug 2017

Music Bank stars’ pre-show selfies

Felt as if the stars of Music Bank in Singapore were way too far away on that glitzy stage? Well, thanks to social media, your favourite idols are able to narrow that distance (in a way) with super close-up selfies, most of which look like they were taken on the plane, at the airport, or in the waiting room backstage. Thank you, internet.

Photos: CNBLUE Jonghyun/Instagram, BTS/Twitter, Mamamoo Solar/Instagram, SHINee Key/Instagram

Lin Peifen co-hosts Music Bank in Singapore
Lin Peifen co-hosts Music Bank in Singapore
06 Aug 2017

Lin Peifen co-hosts Music Bank in Singapore

The YES 933 DJ must have been the subject of much envy when she had the chance to co-host Music Bank in Singapore with South Korean actor Park Bo Gum and Red Velvet’s Irene, whom she had nothing but praise for, calling them “affable and professional”.

She also added a special shout-out to Bogum’s “support, literally, as he offered his arm every time I walked down the slope in my stilettos to get offstage”. Talk about the perks of the job!

Photos: Lin Peifen/Instagram

Park Bogum reunites with BTS’s V
Park Bogum reunites with BTS’s V
06 Aug 2017

Park Bogum reunites with BTS’s V

The actor and idol’s close friendship is much celebrated by fans (a fact that we witnessed for ourselves when they received raucous cheers when they appeared on stage together at Music Bank in Singapore), which is why we weren’t surprised when this super cute double selfie of the both of them pretty much went viral on Twitter (then again, which BTS-related posts don’t these days?).

Photo: Park Bogum/Twitter

Awww, aren’t Elvin Ng’s fans just the cutest?
Awww, aren’t Elvin Ng’s fans just the cutest?
06 Aug 2017

Awww, aren’t Elvin Ng’s fans just the cutest?

Elvinology continues to prove just how sweet and supportive they are as a fan club when they showed up at the airport to send Elvin off to Kuala Lumpur (where he will spend three months filming for Gifted), and even prepared an “overseas survival pack” for him! “You give me strength and warmth to fight through long hours of filming”, he wrote. Just look at that ear-to-ear grin on his face – the love is real.

Photo: Elvin Ng/Instagram

The filming of ‘Gifted’ goes on
The filming of ‘Gifted’ goes on
06 Aug 2017

The filming of ‘Gifted’ goes on

“After so many years, this is my first time working with [Fiona Xie]”, wrote Hong Hui Fang next to a wefie of her, Fiona and Zhang Yao Dong, who co-star with her in upcoming Channel 8 drama Gifted. Well, you know what they say: better late than never!

Photo: Hong Hui Fang/Instagram

Jay Chou’s warning to fat-shamers
Jay Chou’s warning to fat-shamers
06 Aug 2017

Jay Chou’s warning to fat-shamers

The Mandopop king has a message for those who have dared to poke fun at his weight gain: “Try and say that I’m chubby again, [and I’ll] single-handedly pulverise you.” Just look at those rippling arm muscles, y’all: he ain’t playing.

Photo: Jay Chou/Facebook

Kelly Poon collaborates with Danish singer Christopher
Kelly Poon collaborates with Danish singer Christopher
06 Aug 2017

Kelly Poon collaborates with Danish singer Christopher

Danish singer Christopher certainly had a fruitful trip to Singapore back to May: he even recorded an English/Chinese version of his hit song ‘Heartbeat’ with our very own Kelly Poon! The song is now available on all digital platforms, and the music video was uploaded on Kelly’s Facebook earlier this week.

Photos: Warner Music Singapore

K-pop stars/gym buddies meet up
K-pop stars/gym buddies meet up
06 Aug 2017

K-pop stars/gym buddies meet up

Thanks to Kim Jong Kook, we now know that he and EXO work out half-naked. “It was kinda awkward to meet these kids at a music show as fellow singers [because] we meet at the gym all the time barely wearing clothes lol (sic)” he wrote. Fans left and right are probably thanking him for that mental image.

Photo: Kim Jong Kook/Instagram

Leon Jay Williams celebrates his 41st birthday
Leon Jay Williams celebrates his 41st birthday
06 Aug 2017

Leon Jay Williams celebrates his 41st birthday

The actor, who turned 41 last Sunday (July 30), had a simple but heartwarming celebration. “My mum made lunch for the family and Harper played with me all day! What more can I ask for?” Indeed, who needs big, fancy parties when you’ve got family?

Photos: Leon Jay Williams/Facebook

Michelle Chong meets Yoga Lin in Japan
Michelle Chong meets Yoga Lin in Japan
06 Aug 2017

Michelle Chong meets Yoga Lin in Japan

Michelle was in Tokyo for the premiere of theatre show Fuerza Bruta WA!, and look who she ran into! Why don’t we ever have the same luck running into celebrities as other celebrities do?

Photo: Michelle Chong/Instagram

Patty Hou flaunts her flawless pregnancy style
Patty Hou flaunts her flawless pregnancy style
06 Aug 2017

Patty Hou flaunts her flawless pregnancy style

Still patiently awaiting the arrival of her baby (her second child) is the Taiwanese host, who is still looking as slender as ever despite having a growing bump in the oven that’s due to pop later this year. Also, her maternity fashion is on point. We’re impressed (and, to be honest, slightly envious).

Photo: Patty Hou/Facebook

EXO’s Chanyeol’s #ThrowbackTuesday to Halloween ‘16
EXO’s Chanyeol’s #ThrowbackTuesday to Halloween ‘16
06 Aug 2017

EXO’s Chanyeol’s #ThrowbackTuesday to Halloween ‘16

For some reason, the K-pop group rapper decided to randomly reveal his Halloween costume from last year earlier this week. We wonder how many EXO fans walked right past “Deadpool” without realising who was really inside.

Photos: Chanyeol/Instagram

Zheng Ge Ping shares a #throwback to a classic
Zheng Ge Ping shares a #throwback to a classic
06 Aug 2017

Zheng Ge Ping shares a #throwback to a classic

In another much older #throwback (from 30 years ago), Ge Ping reminisced about the days he played a pilot trainee in 80s SBC drama Airforce. Now, he has been updated in both swag and rank to the role of a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force in When Duty Calls, which is now on Channel 8.

On another note, don’t his old photos just prove how much his two children, Tay Ying and Calvert, look like him?

Photos: Zheng Ge Ping/Instagram

A glimpse at Shane Pow and Kimberly Wang’s future
A glimpse at Shane Pow and Kimberly Wang’s future
06 Aug 2017

A glimpse at Shane Pow and Kimberly Wang’s future

We suppose this is how the young celeb couple will look like 40 years from now. Shane and Kimberly were shooting a video for a local condominium and got a severely ageing makeover.

Shane was particular excited about the shoot, and said that he can’t wait to show everyone the full video because Kim “literally becomes an Auntie (and a very naggy one LOL)”. We can’t wait to see it too.

Photo: Shane Pow/Instagram

Tiffany celebrates her birthday; SNSD celebrates 10 years
Tiffany celebrates her birthday; SNSD celebrates 10 years
06 Aug 2017

Tiffany celebrates her birthday; SNSD celebrates 10 years

“10 birthday parties together, & it’s still a blast (sic)”, wrote the Girls’ Generation member, who turned 28 on Tuesday (Aug 1). On Aug 4, Tiffany shared lots of photos from her party with her groupmates, who stayed true to the pink theme in outfits of various blush tones.

Tiffany’s birthday wasn’t the only special occasion for Girls’ Generation last week. On August 5, the group celebrated their 10th anniversary (can you believe it’s already been a decade!?). Member Seohyun shared a picture of the octet and wrote in English, “Today marks 10 years since Girls' Generation debuted, thank you to my members and our fans!! Love u all (sic)”. Congrats, girls!

Photos: Tiffany/Instagram, Seohyun/Instagram

Vivian Hsu’s son turns two
Vivian Hsu’s son turns two
06 Aug 2017

Vivian Hsu’s son turns two

Has it already been two years (well, almost) since Vivian gave birth to her baby boy? Dalton is set to turn two on August 13, but it looks like the celebrations have already kicked off. On Friday (Aug 4), his mum Vivian shared a hilarious photo of him looking rather, um, displeased with a little girl who had accidentally destroyed part of his tiger-shaped cake’s ears. Don’t worry, Dalton, we’re sure there are plenty more cakes for you!

Photo: Vivian Hsu/Facebook

Julie Tan braves China’s freezing temperatures
Julie Tan braves China’s freezing temperatures
06 Aug 2017

Julie Tan braves China’s freezing temperatures

The actress, who can now be seen in cinemas in Wonder Boy, is currently filming “in a - 18 ° freezer” in China. But, if it’s so cold, Julie, then why are you wearing shorts?

Photo: Julie Tan/Instagram

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