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

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Insta-buzz: What the stars were up to this week
Insta-buzz: What the stars were up to this week
14 Oct 2017

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

What were this week’s many birthday boys and girls up to? Which celebrity babies made us squeal and coo and want to squeeze them? Which local and international star collisions made us green with envy? Click through our gallery for our latest social media roundup:

Xu Bin announces his engagement
Xu Bin announces his engagement
14 Oct 2017

Xu Bin announces his engagement

It’s the post that made us do a double take: Xu Bin is getting married! While many suspected it to be a hoax or publicity stunt (including us, we’ll admit), all was made clear and confirmed at a press conference the day after the video was shared, and we learned that he is indeed tying the knot early next month.

His fellow NoonTalk Media artistes, who also attended the press conference, took to their respective social media pages to wish him well. Aloysius Pang urged Xu Bin to have a little one soon, while Timothee Yap shared a quote saying, “A perfect marriage consists of two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each other.”

The day after the press conference, the groom-to-be shared a picture of him kissing his fiancée during their wedding shoot at the Maldives, thanking everyone for their well-wishes. Congrats, Xu Bin!

Photos: Xu Bin/Instagram, Timothee Yap/Instagram, Aloysius Pang/Instagram

Sing! China comes to an end
Sing! China comes to an end
14 Oct 2017

Sing! China comes to an end

Local jazz singer Joanna Dong did Singapore proud by emerging the second runner-up in the singing competition. She shared a photo with her mentor, the one and only Jay Chou, to reassure her followers that she is A-OK with emerging in third place, and in her next post of a group photo with Eason Chan and the other contenders, she wrote, “So, this journey has been all sorts of amazing, and for an amnesiac like myself, it's great that it's all been documented for posterity!”

Her fellow Singaporean contestant and Jay mentee Olinda Cho, who was eliminated two rounds before the finals but still garnered a significant following, uploaded a wefie with Eason and thanked “one of the most down to earth artiste I have ever met! (sic)”

Congrats, Joanna and Olinda! No matter what the result is, you’re both still #1 in Singapore’s hearts for sure.

Photos: Joanna Dong/Instagram, Olinda Cho/Instagram

Myolie Wu gives birth to her first child
Myolie Wu gives birth to her first child
14 Oct 2017

Myolie Wu gives birth to her first child

A few days after sharing the photos from their gorgeous maternity shoot, the Hong Kong actress and her husband Philip Lee announced the arrival of their son Brendan, who – according to Philip’s Instagram post – was born a few days before they shared the lovely first pictures.

Philip also shared that Brendan (an Irish name that means “prince”) was delivered naturally, weighing “between 7-8lbs, healthy and a good set of lungs”, and that “Mummy is fine but also very very tired”.

Congratulations, Myolie and Philip! Please share loads more photos of your little one.

Photos: Myolie Wu/Facebook, Philip Lee/Instagram

Celebs mourn the passing of Shunji Matsuo
Celebs mourn the passing of Shunji Matsuo
14 Oct 2017

Celebs mourn the passing of Shunji Matsuo

Celebrity hairstylist Shunji Matsuo passed away in his Japan hometown earlier this week after a battle of pancreatic cancer, and several local stars paid their respects on social media.

“Always loved and never forgotten. Thank you Shunji San for all the precious memories you had brought into my life and for taking good care of me ever since I joined showbiz”, wrote Romeo Tan. DJ Joakim Gomez remembered Mr. Matsuo as “somebody who supported me unconditionally before this whole radio thing began” and as “somebody so full of love, positivity and encouragement”, while Tay Kewei remembered how his Makeover Magic hair shows “brought so much joy and inspiration to silver-haired ladies”.

Photos: Romeo Tan/Instagram, Joakim Gomez/Instagram, Tay Kewei/Instagram

Jeanette Aw goes independent
Jeanette Aw goes independent
14 Oct 2017

Jeanette Aw goes independent

After thinking “long and hard” before making her decision, Jeanette ended her contracts with both Mediacorp and Hype Records. “This decision was deliberated upon over time. Personal growth, the environment, that little voice within that simply grew louder, and the universe showing me it was time to move on”, she wrote in her Instagram post announcing the news. “I’ve always believed that to grow, as a person and as an actor, I need to welcome challenges, in this case find new challenges.”

All the best in your new endeavours, Jeanette!

Photo: Jeanette Aw/Instagram

Seraph Sun ties the knot
Seraph Sun ties the knot
14 Oct 2017

Seraph Sun ties the knot

Isn't Seraph such a beautiful bride? The actress said "I do" to her Japanese beau yesterday evening, and Sora was there to congratulate her "big-eyed baby sister". She also admitted that she was sad (presumably about Seraph's decision to relocate to Tokyo), and promised to visit her in Japan.

Photos: Sora Ma/Instagram

Chen Xiu Huan celebrates her birthday
Chen Xiu Huan celebrates her birthday
14 Oct 2017

Chen Xiu Huan celebrates her birthday

Xiu Huan, who turned 52 on Tuesday (Oct 10), shared a video montage of Boomerang shots that absolutely put a smile on our faces, particularly the ones with her mum seemingly refusing to let her blow out the candle on her cake.

Photos: Chen Xiu Huan/Instagram

Miss A’s Suzy shows off her numerous presents
Miss A’s Suzy shows off her numerous presents
14 Oct 2017

Miss A’s Suzy shows off her numerous presents

The 23-year-old idol starlet, whose birthday also fell on Tuesday (Oct 10), appears to be a huge fan of Japanese bear character Rilakkuma, if all those gifts and her cake are an indication. Imagine getting that many goodies every year!

Photos: Suzy/Instagram

Super Junior-M’s Henry’s birthday #throwback
Super Junior-M’s Henry’s birthday #throwback
14 Oct 2017

Super Junior-M’s Henry’s birthday #throwback

Another October baby, Henry (he turned 28 on Wednesday, Oct 11), shared a picture of himself from a childhood birthday celebration. Is it just us, or has his boyish face not changed one bit since then?

Photo: Henry/Instagram

Eleanor Lee turns 18
Eleanor Lee turns 18
14 Oct 2017

Eleanor Lee turns 18

Quan Yi Fong’s not-so-little-anymore girl celebrated her 18th birthday with what looked like a fairytale-themed bash, complete with balloons both gigantic and small, glittery dessert and a tiara for the princess of the day. Of course, Yi Fong specially flew over to attend the festivities, and later posted a sweet dedication wishing her happiness. Eleanor also shared some photos from her “magical night” thanking everyone from her family to her fans to her company for their love and support.

Photos: Quan Yi Fong/Instagram, Eleanor Lee/Instagram

BTS wishes member Jimin a happy birthday
BTS wishes member Jimin a happy birthday
14 Oct 2017

BTS wishes member Jimin a happy birthday

And the October birthdays just keep on coming! In the wee hours of Friday morning (Oct 13), the rappers of BTS (J-Hope, Suga and Rap Monster) took turns to post birthday dedications to Jimin, who later responded with a selfie – complete with a cake and bouquet – to express his gratitude.

Jin, V and Jungkook soon followed suit with their well wishes, which were accompanied by various photos of the birthday boy (including one of Jimin dozing because that’s what friends do to each other).

Photos: BTS/Twitter

Carrie Wong runs into Ariel Lin
Carrie Wong runs into Ariel Lin
14 Oct 2017

Carrie Wong runs into Ariel Lin

It's unclear where exactly Carrie is and what she was doing, but whatever it is, she had the good fortune of meeting Ariel Lin, who was happy to take a picture with her. How lucky!

Photo: Carrie Wong/Instagram

Gerald Koh and Adam Piperdy recreate Shane Pow and Kimberly Wang’s magazine cover
Gerald Koh and Adam Piperdy recreate Shane Pow and Kimberly Wang’s magazine cover
14 Oct 2017

Gerald Koh and Adam Piperdy recreate Shane Pow and Kimberly Wang’s magazine cover

It looks like Gerald and Adam felt a little envious of their fellow 987FM DJ Kimberly’s cover shoot with her beau Shane Pow, and decided to replicate it in their own way. Of course, we have to ask: who wore it better?

Photo: Gerald Koh/Instagram

Ian Fang rubs shoulders with football legends
Ian Fang rubs shoulders with football legends
14 Oct 2017

Ian Fang rubs shoulders with football legends

The actor didn’t give much background or details about his whereabouts, but whatever the case, he managed to score wefies with famous footballers Sergio Aguero and Rio Ferdinand, much to the envy of fellow sports fans in the comments section.

Photos: Ian Fang/Instagram

Baby Qi “cooks” for her parents
Baby Qi “cooks” for her parents
14 Oct 2017

Baby Qi “cooks” for her parents

Joanne Peh looked thoroughly amused as she shared with us on Instagram Stories about her daughter “saving this for my dinner”, panning to shot of a small pot full of “noodles” (rope) and “side dishes” (plastic strawberries). The adorable little girl had also prepared a meal for her dad Qi Yu Wu, but for some reason, his dish did not have any strawberries. Why the clear favouritism, Baby Qi?

Photos: Joanne Peh/Instagram

Super Junior’s Donghae shares a pic of the cutest baby ever
Super Junior’s Donghae shares a pic of the cutest baby ever
14 Oct 2017

Super Junior’s Donghae shares a pic of the cutest baby ever

Would. You. Look. At. Those. Cheeks! We’re not exactly sure who the precious little tot is, but we feel an insatiable urge to reach out and lovingly pinch that chubby face of hers (yes, it’s safe to say that she has completely stolen all attention from Donghae in this shot).

Photo: Donghae/Instagram

We feel like pinching Jamie Yeo’s son’s cheeks too
We feel like pinching Jamie Yeo’s son’s cheeks too
14 Oct 2017

We feel like pinching Jamie Yeo’s son’s cheeks too

And speaking of chubby babies, check out the chins (“more than a Chinese phonebook”, as Jamie quipped) on little Luke! We’re also feeling terribly envious of his long eyelashes.

Photo: Jamie Yeo/Instagram

Shaun Chen and his wife show off their lovey dovey-ness
Shaun Chen and his wife show off their lovey dovey-ness
14 Oct 2017

Shaun Chen and his wife show off their lovey dovey-ness

It looks like Shaun and his wife Celine Chin managed to find some time to leave their two daughters at home to go on a romantic date together. Celine even posted a slightly cheesy but super sweet message to her hubby: “I'm bad in English. But I can tell you that I Love You . I'm bad in History. But I can remember when I First Saw You . I'm bad in Geography. But I can tell you that You Live In My Heart (sic)” Awww!

Photos: Shaun Chen/Instagram, Celine Chin/Instagram

Desmond Tan takes public transport
Desmond Tan takes public transport
14 Oct 2017

Desmond Tan takes public transport

“Fun to leave the car home and take the bus once a while”, wrote Desmond next to a selfie he took in front of a very recognisable backdrop (for those of us who take the bus regularly, at least). Famous or not, we’d certainly do a double take if we saw a dude as handsome as he is after getting on board.

Photo: Desmond Tan/Instagram

Fann Wong shows off her sister’s painting of Zed
Fann Wong shows off her sister’s painting of Zed
14 Oct 2017

Fann Wong shows off her sister’s painting of Zed

It looks like Fann’s younger sister Wen Qing, a well-known manicurist, isn’t just good at decorating nails! Isn’t her drawing of little Zed (on what looks like a power adapter) impressive? We wonder if Wen Qing will be able to do the same thing on Fann’s fingernails…

Photo: Fann Wong/Instagram

Andie Chen and Kate Pang’s action-filled date night
Andie Chen and Kate Pang’s action-filled date night
14 Oct 2017

Andie Chen and Kate Pang’s action-filled date night

Okay but are we the only ones who want to see Aden and Avery’s papa and mama starring as a duo of badass zombie killers in a sci-fi action movie now? We can really tell they’re actors because their expressions playing zombie laser tag at Halloween Horror Nights are on point.

Photos: Andie Chen/Instagram

Noah Yap teaches us the importance of saving your change
Noah Yap teaches us the importance of saving your change
14 Oct 2017

Noah Yap teaches us the importance of saving your change

The Ah Boys to Men actor recently took four years’ worth of savings in coins to the bank, where he found out that he had amassed almost $3,000. “Looks like my Tokyo trip next week is settled”, he wrote.

That’s it, we’re saving all our loose change from now on. Can we borrow your bottle, Noah?

Photos: Noah Yap/Instagram

Chen Bolin cuddles with Hello Kitty
Chen Bolin cuddles with Hello Kitty
14 Oct 2017

Chen Bolin cuddles with Hello Kitty

Chen Bolin and Hello Kitty is the unlikely combination we never knew we needed until now.

Photo: Chen Bolin/Instagram

Patty Hou’s two sons share a sweet moment
Patty Hou’s two sons share a sweet moment
14 Oct 2017

Patty Hou’s two sons share a sweet moment

According to the host, her oldest boy Ian has become more “sensible” ever since the arrival of his little brother last month, and would even say things like, “Little brother, jiayou, you have to grow up healthy, safe and happy~” www, aren’t such tender interactions between siblings a dream for every parent?

Photo: Patty Hou/Facebook

Thumbs up from Aden Chen!
Thumbs up from Aden Chen!
14 Oct 2017

Thumbs up from Aden Chen!

Andie Chen and Kate Pang’s little boy must have really enjoyed his food to give such an enthusiastic – and adorable! – reaction. Can this be a meme already?

Photo: Kate Pang/Instagram

Alfred Sim celebrates his first birthday as a dad
Alfred Sim celebrates his first birthday as a dad
14 Oct 2017

Alfred Sim celebrates his first birthday as a dad

Awww, would you look at the happy smiles on the faces of new parents Alfred and Tay Kewei! These pictures were taken when their son was just eight days old, and judging from the second picture, the little guy doesn’t seem to be fond of his dad’s whiskey breath, which Kewei mentioned in her caption.

Photos: Tay Kewei/Instagram

Filming for ‘Gifted’ finally wraps up
Filming for ‘Gifted’ finally wraps up
14 Oct 2017

Filming for ‘Gifted’ finally wraps up

After three months of filming in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, shooting for upcoming Channel 8 drama Gifted has finally come to an end, as some of its stars proudly proclaimed on their respective social media pages. Yay! Now we can’t wait to catch the show when it finally hits our screens.

Photos: Elvin Ng/Instagram, Hong Hui Fang/Instagram

Filming for 'Doppelganger' comes to an end
Filming for 'Doppelganger' comes to an end
14 Oct 2017

Filming for 'Doppelganger' comes to an end

Another upcoming Channel 8 drama that has completed production is Doppelganger, and as usual, loads of photos were taken to celebrate. This is one series that we can't wait to catch on TV too!

Photos: Xu Bin/Instagram

Tracy Lee’s new husband’s simple but sweet gesture
Tracy Lee’s new husband’s simple but sweet gesture
14 Oct 2017

Tracy Lee’s new husband’s simple but sweet gesture

Awww, someone sure is enjoying married life! Tracy showed off a note her husband left for her, which read, “Be happy. Smile. I love u (sic) hubby”, and gushed, “Love from Hubby, despite his busy schedule he still put me first (sic)”. So sweet!

Photo: Tracy Lee/Instagram

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