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
18 Apr 2019

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

We have loads of celebrity encounters and birthday celebrations of all kinds in this week’s social media roundup (as well as a few other things, of course). Read on for more!

Elvin Ng assures "All is Well" following Taiwan earthquake
Elvin Ng assures "All is Well" following Taiwan earthquake
18 Apr 2019

Elvin Ng assures "All is Well" following Taiwan earthquake

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocked Taiwan on Thursday afternoon, but thankfully, Elvin and Romeo Tan, who are in Taipei filming All Is Well, are fine.

The former took to his Instagram page to update everyone, writing, "All is well here in Taipei! Thank you for checking on us and all the well wishes! Our director and assistant director with us here are fine too. An #earthquake of magnitude 6.0 took place here in Taipei at about 1pm and we felt the ground shaking for a period of time. Indeed, it was quite a new and scary experience for us. We’ll take care of ourselves over here and we’ll be safe, so don’t worry! (sic)"

Photos: Instagram/Elvin Ng

Sammi Cheng forgives cheating husband
Sammi Cheng forgives cheating husband
18 Apr 2019

Sammi Cheng forgives cheating husband

The singer has finally broken her silence on her philandering husband Andy Hui’s recent cheating scandal with Jacqueline Wong, and all we can honestly say is: he does not deserve her.

On Thursday, Sammi posted an image of a famous Bible verse on love (“Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance”) and shared her thoughts and statement in a lengthy caption, which reads, “This time is an important shared lesson in our marriage. During this period, we’ve gone through emotional ups and downs together, and we’ve also had a thorough discussion with regards to this incident. This is a lesson between two people, man and wife, and a lesson that we’ve learnt after tying the knot. As we progress onwards in our marriage, other than giving each other warmth and happiness, we’ve also deeply embraced each other’s mistakes, to forgive one another. Everyone makes mistakes, this is an old observation, but one that holds true.”

She also shared that “clasping our hands together in prayer has helped immensely”, and that “the heavy burden that I’ve shouldered seems to have lightened”. Sammi then ended her post urging the media not to trouble her ageing parents, and that she will be looking to the future and moving forward, step by step.

Photo: Instagram/Sammi Cheng

Cheryl Wee's subtle baby announcement
Cheryl Wee's subtle baby announcement
20 Apr 2019

Cheryl Wee's subtle baby announcement

Yesterday, the actress-entrepreneur and her architect hubby Roy Fong held a slightly advanced first birthday celebration for their son Marc, and Cheryl shared a bunch of photos from the party on Instagram.

However, one shot that stood out the most was one where she's seen holding up a T-shirt that reads, "I May Only Be 1, But I'm going to be a KOR KOR! (sic)" Kor kor means "older brother" in dialect, so it's safe to assume that baby number two is on the way for the couple. Congrats!

Photos: Pixioo

Joshua Tan gets a new brother-in-law
Joshua Tan gets a new brother-in-law
20 Apr 2019

Joshua Tan gets a new brother-in-law

The Ah Boys to Men star dubbed April 19, his sister's wedding day, as "the happiest day for [his] family so far" "I’m so happy to be gaining a brother who I know will take care of my [older sister] well! Have a blissful marriage and YOUR BABIES WILL BE SO BEAUTIFUL", he gushed on Instagram.

Photo: Instagram/Joshua Tan

Lawrence Wong visits Wu Jinyan
Lawrence Wong visits Wu Jinyan
18 Apr 2019

Lawrence Wong visits Wu Jinyan

The Story of Yanxi Palace co-stars were reunited when Jinyan was in Singapore to attend the Star Awards, and while we had hoped that they would be able to walk the red carpet together at the ceremony itself, seeing these pictures of Lawrence bringing tons of dabao-ed local fare to the Chinese actress’s hotel room makes us just as happy (and hungry).

Photos: Instagram/Lawrence Wong

Pierre Png, Desmond Tan fanboy over Cecilia Cheung
Pierre Png, Desmond Tan fanboy over Cecilia Cheung
18 Apr 2019

Pierre Png, Desmond Tan fanboy over Cecilia Cheung

Both actors managed to get into the Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes rankings, but it looks like the icing on the cake was getting to interact with Cecilia, especially for Desmond, who got a hug from the Hong Kong actress while accepting his trophy on stage. He even captioned his photo, “This very moment. My life is complete.” Can’t say we blame him for feeling that way.

Photos: Instagram/Pierre Png, Desmond Tan

Sora Ma has lunch with Anthony Wong
Sora Ma has lunch with Anthony Wong
18 Apr 2019

Sora Ma has lunch with Anthony Wong

Um, you don’t just post a photo saying you had lunch with an award-winning top thespian (Anthony had just won Best Actor at the Hong Kong Film Awards, which Sora got to attend - lucky girl!) and tell your followers not to ask why you were having lunch with him, but okay, we’ll let it slide for now. (But seriously though, what were they up to?)

Photo: Instagram/Sora Ma

Donnie Yen celebrates oldest son’s birthday
Donnie Yen celebrates oldest son’s birthday
18 Apr 2019

Donnie Yen celebrates oldest son’s birthday

We know it’s been said before, but we still can’t get over how much Jeff (Donnie’s eldest child from his first marriage to advertising executive Jowan Leung) looks like his famous dad. The martial arts superstar’s mini-me turned 24 earlier this week and the father-son pair enjoyed dinner - and a bit of light-hearted wrestling, it seems - at a Japanese restaurant.

Photos: Instagram/Donnie Yen

Chen Hanwei encourages people to join the new Star Search
Chen Hanwei encourages people to join the new Star Search
18 Apr 2019

Chen Hanwei encourages people to join the new Star Search

The six-time Star Awards Best Actor winner shared these major throwback pictures of himself and wrote, “Don’t give up, when I was young, I looked like this and I still joined Star Search! Things will change, you just need to take that first step”.

We think what he means to say is, don’t worry if you think you’re not good-looking enough (although we think he looks perfectly fine here) to join a talent scout show; looks can improve over time, but you need to be bold enough to chase your dreams (and have passion and willingness to work hard too, of course).

Auditions for Star Search take place on May 4, 10am to 7pm, at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza; and on May 12, 10am to 7pm, at Bugis+ Atrium. For more information, click here.

Photo: Instagram/Chen Hanwei

BLACKPINK enjoy day out at Universal Studios Hollywood
BLACKPINK enjoy day out at Universal Studios Hollywood
18 Apr 2019

BLACKPINK enjoy day out at Universal Studios Hollywood

After killing it with their performance at Coachella (they were the first K-pop girl group to perform at the music festival, by the way), three out of the four members of BLACKPINK - Lisa, Jisoo, Rosé - took some well-deserved time off to explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood, sipping butterbeer and posing in front of the iconic Hogwarts castle.

Photos: Instagram/Lisa, Jisoo, Rosé

BLACKPINK kick off North American tour
BLACKPINK kick off North American tour
19 Apr 2019

BLACKPINK kick off North American tour

Following their little break, it was back to work for the girls as they kicked off their North American concert tour in California on April 17, which was attended by fellow musicians such as Pharrell Williams, LANY, and DJ Snake, who went backstage to say hi to the quartet.

BLACKPINK also shared several photos from their appearance on an episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden, which aired on April 18. With five more stops to go on the tour, we can't wait to see what other exciting content they share on their feeds.

Photos: Instagram/BLACKPINK, Rosé

Jimmy Lin and Nico Rosberg snap a wefie
Jimmy Lin and Nico Rosberg snap a wefie
18 Apr 2019

Jimmy Lin and Nico Rosberg snap a wefie

It must have been pretty awesome for a racing fan and fellow driver like Jimmy to hang out with the former Formula One world champion, who was in Shanghai for the 2019 Chinese Grand Prix last weekend.

Photos: Instagram/Jimmy Lin

Jesseca Liu meets Tiger JK, Yoon Mirae
Jesseca Liu meets Tiger JK, Yoon Mirae
20 Apr 2019

Jesseca Liu meets Tiger JK, Yoon Mirae

Korean hip-hop star couple Tiger JK and Yoon Mirae are in town this weekend to perform at the Skechers Sundown Festival, and it looks like Jesseca was lucky enough to run into them on the streets, and even snap a quick photo together.

​​​​​​​Photo: Instagram/Jesseca Liu

Michelle Chong celebrates birthday with tons of friends
Michelle Chong celebrates birthday with tons of friends
18 Apr 2019

Michelle Chong celebrates birthday with tons of friends

How many familiar faces can you spot in this picture from the multihyphenate’s advance 42nd birthday celebration (her actual birthday is next Monday)? Michelle and a bunch of pals including Cynthia Koh, Jeff Wang, Michelle Chia, Apple Hong, and Patricia Mok gathered for a sumptuous meal at Famous Treasure Chinese restaurant earlier this week, and it looks like they had a fabulous time.

Photos: Instagram/Michelle Chong, Cynthia Koh

Moses Chan celebrates birthday with family
Moses Chan celebrates birthday with family
18 Apr 2019

Moses Chan celebrates birthday with family

The Hong Kong actor turned 48 on Tuesday and appeared to enjoy a simple but super sweet celebration at home with his wife, actress Aimee Chan, and their three kids.

“Happy birthday to a great husband and daddy… Here's a home made rainbow cake from us to a man that brings a rainbow into every room he steps into (sic)”, wrote Aimee in her Instagram post. Awww...

Photos: Instagram/Aimee Chan

Awww, that look of love…
Awww, that look of love…
18 Apr 2019

Awww, that look of love…

All we can say is, get yourself a man or woman who looks at you the way Jesseca Liu is giving hubby Jeremy Chan absolute honey-dripping eyes here. Oh, and by the way, When Ghost Meets Zombie is now open in Malaysian cinemas, which is the main point of this post of his.

Photo: Instagram/Jeremy Chan

Tay Kewei gets the superstar treatment in Turkey
Tay Kewei gets the superstar treatment in Turkey
20 Apr 2019

Tay Kewei gets the superstar treatment in Turkey

The singer shared a video of her getting affectionately mobbed by admirers in Instanbul, obliging to wefie requests, and enjoying compliments from the crowd. #rockstarlife

Photos: Instagram/Tay Kewei

Myolie Wu’s, Linda Chung’s kids have playdate
Myolie Wu’s, Linda Chung’s kids have playdate
18 Apr 2019

Myolie Wu’s, Linda Chung’s kids have playdate

The amount of cuteness in this photo - mostly from the kids - is too much to handle. In her sweet post, Linda called Myolie someone she is “super proud of”. “She is one hardworking, loving, strong woman I look up to. Wish you all the best in your 2nd delivery. I know another amazing soul will enter the world soon. (sic)”

Myolie responded in the comments, writing, “Awww, thank You Linda for being my friend, we are so blessed to have everything we have now and I’m so happy for you. You are the one I look up to, being a full time mommy and still flying back and forth working so hard, I can’t wait till our 4 babies play together, see you again very soon (sic)”. #friendshipgoals

Photo: Instagram/Linda Chung

Diana Ser shares daughter's portrait of her
Diana Ser shares daughter's portrait of her
19 Apr 2019

Diana Ser shares daughter's portrait of her

Well, this certainly looks very different from the glammed-up Diana we're used to seeing on screen and at events. "Her portrait of me after I've removed make up and changed into erm, house clothes. Why do i look like an Ah Pek...? (sic)" she wrote. Well, if we had to venture a guess, this is probably the "image" of Diana that her daughter is the most used to and comfortable with seeing.

Photo: Instagram/Diana Ser

Ella Chen's son shows off his dance moves
Ella Chen's son shows off his dance moves
20 Apr 2019

Ella Chen's son shows off his dance moves

The singer-actress's adorable pictures of little Jinbao showing off his smooth street dance moves (he's truly a natural entertainer like his mama) were accompanied by a touching message that reminded us to give our folks a call.

"How is your relationship with your parents?" she wrote. "Do you speak with them often? Or do you always think that they don't understand you? Will you say 'I love you' to your parents?"

Photos: Instagram/Ella Chen

Chris Lee shows off DIY New York home
Chris Lee shows off DIY New York home
18 Apr 2019

Chris Lee shows off DIY New York home

According to the Taiwanese actor, it took him just three weeks to renovate his own apartment in the Big Apple, from replacing the sink to fixing leaks to changing wires and pipes. We have to say, the end result looks fantastic, and best of all, he claimed that he saved a whopping US$40,000 (about S$54,000).

Photos: Instagram/Chris Lee

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