Who’s the biggest ‘wrap star' of the 'Life Less Ordinary' Cast?

Xiang Yun, Chen Liping, Romeo Tan, Jayley Woo, Felicia Chin and more tell us their most memorable gift exchange experiences

Who’s the biggest ‘wrap star’ of the Life Less Ordinary Cast?
Who’s the biggest ‘wrap star’ of the Life Less Ordinary Cast?
25 Dec 2017

Who’s the biggest ‘wrap star’ of the Life Less Ordinary Cast?

Video: Philip Ang

It might have been a month away from Christmas when we visited the Life Less Ordinary filming set on November 23, but we got into the festive spirit early with them - first, by making them take on the challenge of wrapping their very own gift hampers (with random items we scrounged up), along with telling us about their most memorable gift exchange experiences.

With much of Life Less Ordinary happening in the hamper factory (yes, filming takes place in a real-life hamper factory), we decided to see how much the cast members have picked up while filming, and gave them five minutes to wrap up an assortment of odd items - including cushions, empty bottles, tin cans, huge sunglasses, oversized cups, and even cardboard cutouts of food.

This time around, we only managed to get two teams - Xiang Yun and Jayley Woo, along with Romeo Tan, Chen Liping and Felicia Chin, to take on the wrap star challenge, but if time permits, we’ll definitely be keen on subjecting the other cast members to this unique challenge as well.

For more on that, along with the stars’ most memorable gift exchange experiences, click on for more.

Felicia Chin’s “best present” from Jeffrey Xu
Felicia Chin’s “best present” from Jeffrey Xu
25 Dec 2017

Felicia Chin’s “best present” from Jeffrey Xu

Felicia and Jeffrey have been open with their affections for one another since going public with their relationship, and we weren’t the least bit surprised when Felicia told us that Jeffrey gave her an unforgettable birthday present this year.

“I was really busy with filming, and Jeffrey made arrangements for me to stay in a really comfortable hotel in Sentosa for a night. I told him that I needed some alone time because I was really busy, and he remembered what I said. We had dinner together, but after that, he let me have my alone time and he only picked me up from the hotel the next morning,” she shared. “It was really unforgettable for me.”

Romeo Tan’s very special DIY present
Romeo Tan’s very special DIY present
25 Dec 2017

Romeo Tan’s very special DIY present

Christmas shopping is an uphill task for many - braving the festive crowds and picking the perfect present (that’s within your budget, too) are just two of the many factors that you have to take into consideration.

Behold, Romeo has his own solution to this problem - making his own gifts. “I made a crystal ball once,” he shared. “It’s actually pretty easy. All you have to buy is a glass jar - something like what you use for putting candy and transparent candle wax. You can use glow-in-the-dark or just normal sand as the base, and stick some small figurines at the bottom. After you pour the wax in, your crystal ball is complete.”

Xiang Yun’s yearly present from her ‘biggest fan’ at home
Xiang Yun’s yearly present from her ‘biggest fan’ at home
25 Dec 2017

Xiang Yun’s yearly present from her ‘biggest fan’ at home

Throughout the years, Xiang Yun has received numerous presents from her fans, and the veteran actress let on that some of them have been “pretty expensive”. Her most supportive ‘fans’, however, remains her two children, whom she says showers her with presents often.

“My daughter (Yixin) buys me a lipstick every year. She’d spend all her savings just to buy one for me. Now that she’s grown older, she buys more expensive things for me, but I still wish for her to buy me lipstick instead,” she smiled.

“She’d ask me what I want every year, and I’d always say that I want lipstick. Last year, she bought me a really expensive lipstick and I told her that she shouldn’t have spent so much. She was pretty upset because she thought I didn’t like her present, but I told her that I didn’t want her to spend more than $50 on a gift. I think she spent over $100 on that lipstick!”

Jayley and Bonnie’s eyebrow-raising gift exchange
Jayley and Bonnie’s eyebrow-raising gift exchange
25 Dec 2017

Jayley and Bonnie’s eyebrow-raising gift exchange

“I went to a friend’s house for Christmas and we had a gift exchange session,” Jayley let on. “We’d come up with really strange presents. For example, someone would contribute a cleaning kit, which includes gloves, detergent and all that. I found it a bit strange because it’s a very odd present for Christmas, but someone really turned up with that!”

Likewise, Bonnie had a similar experience when someone bought sanitary pads for their gift exchange session. “It was an entire box of sanitary pads and we wrapped it up, and we were saying that if a guy got it, it would be pretty funny!”

The most special gifts Hayley and Ian have ever received
The most special gifts Hayley and Ian have ever received
25 Dec 2017

The most special gifts Hayley and Ian have ever received

“The most unique present I’ve ever received is something that my fans gave me at my birthday party. She collected the photos that she took with me at every single event, even during my blogging days. She remembered all the dates, and what we did, and she wrote down all of it, which was really special,” Hayley revealed.

For Ian, it was something that many would not expect. “I think being able to come to Singapore is an amazing gift in itself,” he mused. “This is something that I won’t forget for the rest of my life. My mom sent me to Singapore and I was able to be receive an education here. I can now understand dialects and speak English - after 10 years here, I think I’ve experienced more than most people.”

And the biggest wrap star award goes to…
And the biggest wrap star award goes to…
25 Dec 2017

And the biggest wrap star award goes to…

So, some of you might have stuck around just to find out who we think is the biggest wrap star on set. Looking at these two amazing gift hampers that the stars came up with (honestly, we were expecting chaos rather than these works of art), we must say that all of them are the biggest wrap stars we know - and we’re guessing that they’ll be putting their wrapping skills up to the test today as they prepare presents for this festive season.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Jayley Woo and Xiang Yun with their hamper
Jayley Woo and Xiang Yun with their hamper
25 Dec 2017

Jayley Woo and Xiang Yun with their hamper


Romeo Tan, Chen Liping and Felicia Chin with their hamper
Romeo Tan, Chen Liping and Felicia Chin with their hamper
25 Dec 2017

Romeo Tan, Chen Liping and Felicia Chin with their hamper

WATCH: Romeo Tan tells us how to create your very own crystal ball!

Related:
Cruisin’ with the cast of 'Life Less Ordinary'
Romeo Tan takes on most challenging role yet
Jeffrey Xu can’t bear to torture Felicia Chin in new TV drama

Catch up on past episodes of Life Less Ordinary on Toggle, or watch it on Toggle-It-First.


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