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

We round up our favourite 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
29 Mar 2019

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

We’ve got all kinds of birthday posts (adorable, hilarious, and touching), star collisions (featuring celebs from the east and west), cool #throwbacks, some pretty amusing discoveries, and much more in our latest social media roundup. Click on to continue reading!

Stefanie Sun surprises JJ Lin on his birthday
Stefanie Sun surprises JJ Lin on his birthday
28 Mar 2019

Stefanie Sun surprises JJ Lin on his birthday

We always love seeing two of Singapore’s national singing treasures together, but this is just an extra level of cuteness. JJ turned 38 on Wednesday, and Stefanie appeared to successfully spring a surprise on the birthday boy with a small strawberry tart.

“Little brother… SURPRISE!! Wishing you happiness every day,” she wrote, adding another note for him to stay as youthful as the age of 28 forever.

Photos: Instagram/Stefanie Sun

Eddie Peng shares childhood photo with cousin
Eddie Peng shares childhood photo with cousin
28 Mar 2019

Eddie Peng shares childhood photo with cousin

The actor shared this 30-year-old photo of himself and his cousin, who he said used to take care of him when his grandmother was busy, to mark his 37th birthday earlier this week. He even included the hashtag #mycousinissopretty, which Shu Qi echoed in her comment. It looks like good looks run rampant in this blessed family!

Photo: Instagram/Eddie Peng

Sharon Au posts touching birthday tribute to mother
Sharon Au posts touching birthday tribute to mother
28 Mar 2019

Sharon Au posts touching birthday tribute to mother

Sharon also shared a major #throwback shot in honour of her mum’s birthday on Tuesday, along with a lengthy, heart-warming message about her.

“She didn’t have a chance to complete her studies because her grandma made her quit school so that she could chaperon her younger brother to and fro his school. It was unfair but those were the times. She later put herself through police academy so that she could secure a stable job and at last her independence. She was barely 21 when she had me and I could not ever imagine what she must have gone through as a single mum not knowing whether her daughter would turn out well or not with so much on her plate. I thank her Everyday for giving me such strength and optimism in my blood. (sic)”

Now we know where Sharon gets her strength, courage, and sense of adventure from!

Photos: Instagram/Sharon Au

Desmond Tan celebrates fur-kid’s birthday
Desmond Tan celebrates fur-kid’s birthday
28 Mar 2019

Desmond Tan celebrates fur-kid’s birthday

Is Udon really three years old already!? Like Desmond wrote, we still remember when he brought him home from the adoption drive. “Thank you for being part of my life and being the calmer brother to Hoshi. My little dynamite, my best watchdog.”

P.S. We’re still laughing at Hoshi’s hilarious expression at the back there. Anyone who grew up with siblings can probably relate.

Photos: Instagram/Desmond Tan

Well, that’s one way to walk the dogs
Well, that’s one way to walk the dogs
28 Mar 2019

Well, that’s one way to walk the dogs

Speaking of fur-kids, check out how pampered Super Junior’s Yesung’s pooches are! He takes treating one’s pets like children to a whole new level.

Photos: Instagram/Yesung

Stars from east and west meet at amfAR Gala
Stars from east and west meet at amfAR Gala
28 Mar 2019

Stars from east and west meet at amfAR Gala

This year’s amfAR Gala in Hong Kong was a massive star-studded affair as always, with the likes of Heidi Klum, Pharrell Williams, EXO’s Lay (a.k.a. Zhang Yixing), Choi Jin Hyuk, Ha Ji Won, and many more showing up (and looking really good too, of course). Carina Lau and Fiona Xie shared these awesome images of them literally rubbing shoulders with their fellow celebs. So cool.

Photos: Instagram/Michelle Yeoh, Carina Lau, Fiona Xie

Can you recognise these five lovely ladies?
Can you recognise these five lovely ladies?
01 Apr 2019

Can you recognise these five lovely ladies?

For those who are probably too young to answer that question, they’re Lisa Ang, Diana Ser, Jamie Lee, Irin Gan, and Michelle Goh. Diana is the one who posted this old magazine cover from 22 years ago, along with an inspiring message, “I never felt pretty enough, tall enough, funny enough. What i wish my daughters to know: However insecure they feel, they still have plenty to offer the world. (sic)” Well said!

Photo: Instagram/Diana Ser

Tay Kewei learns the Chinese word for “alpaca”
Tay Kewei learns the Chinese word for “alpaca”
28 Mar 2019

Tay Kewei learns the Chinese word for “alpaca”

Did you know that the word “alpaca” in Chinese sounds very similar to an offensive phrase that’s used to insult one’s mother? It’s, erm, “cao (grass) ni (mud) ma (horse)”. We shan’t elaborate further.

“I honestly thought it was a joke when our day tour Whatsapp group was named that (sic)”, the singer wrote in her photos with these adorable, fluffy animals in South Korea, to which Ya Hui responded in the comments, “I JUST KNEW A FEW DAYS AGO TOO (sic)”. Well, a little extra knowledge never hurt anyone, right?

Photos: Instagram/Tay Kewei

Barbie and Dee Hsu’s sister act
Barbie and Dee Hsu’s sister act
29 Mar 2019

Barbie and Dee Hsu’s sister act

There’s certainly no sibling rivalry between the actresses here. “It’s been a long time since I attended an event with my sister, she is so beautiful today!” Dee wrote in the caption of her post. “I am willing to be a supporting character!” Now that’s some major sisterly love right there (and for the record, they both look stunning).

Photos: Instagram/Dee Hsu

Chris Lee’s emotional visit to the set of ‘Friends’
Chris Lee’s emotional visit to the set of ‘Friends’
28 Mar 2019

Chris Lee’s emotional visit to the set of ‘Friends’

According to the Taiwanese actor, he “literally had tears in [his] eyes” when he visited the famous Central Perk cafe from Friends on his Warner Bros. Studio tour. We can only imagine how he would react if he ever met any of the Friends stars.

Photos: Instagram/Chris Lee

Jay Chou goes on Instagram comment-replying spree
Jay Chou goes on Instagram comment-replying spree
29 Mar 2019

Jay Chou goes on Instagram comment-replying spree

Well, it sure looks like someone had a lot of time on his hands. For some reason, the Mandopop king decided to look through all the comments on one of his posts and reply to a whole bunch of them one by one.

Some of our favourite conversations are:

Commenter: “[I’ll] treat you to milk tea”.
Jay: “Does it have pearls?”

Commenter: “Can you hold a concert where you only sing old songs, just like last time?”
Jay: “Wait til I’m old”.

Commenter: “Why are you so free lately?”
Jay: “Because I’m on a plane”.

Ah, that explains it.

Photos: Instagram/Jay Chou

2PM's Nichkhun welcomes nephew to the family
2PM's Nichkhun welcomes nephew to the family
31 Mar 2019

2PM's Nichkhun welcomes nephew to the family

Yesterday, the singer-actor shared this sweet snap of himself and a sleeping baby with the excited caption, "Hey there little guy! Welcome to the family! Congratulations!!!You’ve got yourself the coolest uncle in the universe!!!! (sic)" It would be pretty cool to have someone like Nichkhun as your uncle. Congrats!

​​​​​​​Photo: Instagram/Nichkhun

Jesseca Liu shows the hard work behind her homestay
Jesseca Liu shows the hard work behind her homestay
28 Mar 2019

Jesseca Liu shows the hard work behind her homestay

On Tuesday, the actress shared some photos of her and her cousin getting their hands dirty to create this lovely and utterly cosy-looking abode in her hometown, Langkawi. According to her caption, they walked an average of 300 flights of stairs a day, moved thousands of kilogrammes of tiles, drilled dozens of holes, and other things.

Wow, if this whole acting thing doesn’t work out, we think Mrs. Jeremy Chan could totally consider opening a renovation business of her own.

Photos: Instagram/Jesseca Liu

BLACKPINK’s Jennie performs at Chanel event
BLACKPINK’s Jennie performs at Chanel event
29 Mar 2019

BLACKPINK’s Jennie performs at Chanel event

The girl group member had the honour of performing at the unveiling of Pharrell Williams’s capsule collection for Chanel in Seoul, and it looks like they found some time to take some really cute photos together as well!

Photos: Instagram/Jennie

Epik High’s Tablo and daughter Haru have fun with fake moustaches
Epik High’s Tablo and daughter Haru have fun with fake moustaches
28 Mar 2019

Epik High’s Tablo and daughter Haru have fun with fake moustaches

When Tablo posted this photo of his piano, he didn’t even notice that there was a fake moustache stuck on it until someone pointed it out to him in the comments. “Haru must have put it there lol omg i just realized hahahahhaaaaa i love her (sic)”, he wrote. Adorable.

Earlier on, the rapper had shared that he and his daughter Haru were kept entertained for well over an hour thanks to the 1,000 won (about S$1.20) pack of fuzzy props. Who said you need tons of money to have fun?

Photos: Instagram/Tablo

Edmund Chen shares photos from holiday with Chen Yixin
Edmund Chen shares photos from holiday with Chen Yixin
28 Mar 2019

Edmund Chen shares photos from holiday with Chen Yixin

Nothing like a picturesque father-daughter getaway to make everyone go “awww”. With his wife Xiang Yun and son Chen Yixi both busy working on their new drama My One in a Million, we guess Edmund thought it would be a good time to steal his little girl away to explore beautiful Turkey together.

Photos: Instagram/Edmund Chen

Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung’s bandmates support her new movie
Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung’s bandmates support her new movie
28 Mar 2019

Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung’s bandmates support her new movie

Don’t you just love seeing friends supporting one another? On Monday, Tiffany, Taeyeon, Hyoyeon, and Seohyun showed up to the premiere of Sooyoung’s new movie Memories of a Dead End and were the ultimate definition of #squadgoals.

Photo: Instagram/Sooyoung

Sonia Sui’s poor mother alarmed by exaggerated media report
Sonia Sui’s poor mother alarmed by exaggerated media report
28 Mar 2019

Sonia Sui’s poor mother alarmed by exaggerated media report

Last Sunday, the Taiwanese actress posted on Facebook that she was suffering from a cold. However, media outlets decided to use a much stronger word to describe her situation (they straight up called her “ill”), making it sound more serious than it was and causing Sonia’s poor mother to panic and fly to Taipei to see her.

The next day, Sonia took to Instagram - with this adorable photo of her husband and daughter - to urge reporters “not to scare old people like this”. Although on the bright side, she got to spend some time with her mum.

Photo: Instagram/Sonia Sui

Nathan Hartono has become an exam topic
Nathan Hartono has become an exam topic
28 Mar 2019

Nathan Hartono has become an exam topic

You know you’ve made it when you’ve become the protagonist in a school paper. “apparently i’m homework. i mean i know i can be exhausting but come on. (sic)” he wrote. Hey, it’s about time “Xiao Ming”, “Ali”, and “Muthu” got a break!

Photos: Instagram/Nathan Hartono

Joanne Tseng finally visits Universal Studios Singapore
Joanne Tseng finally visits Universal Studios Singapore
28 Mar 2019

Joanne Tseng finally visits Universal Studios Singapore

It certainly ain’t an “all work and no play” situation for the Taiwanese actress, who is currently in the Lion City to film upcoming drama All is Well. On Tuesday, she shared a photo of herself in front of the famous globe outside a certain theme park here and wrote, “After coming to Singapore N times, I’ve finally made it to Universal Studios”. Did any of you manage to spot her there?

Photo: Instagram/Joanne Tseng

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