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
24 May 2019

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

This week's celebrity social media round-up is full of posts that put a smile on our faces. Click on for more!

Rui En and Felicia Chin were adorable BFFs...
Rui En and Felicia Chin were adorable BFFs...
24 May 2019

Rui En and Felicia Chin were adorable BFFs...

Hours after we published our interview with Rui En, where she gushed about her friendship with her Old is Gold co-star and fellow “OG Seven Princess” Felicia, the latter posted four super-cute wefies of them making faces at the camera. “Thank God for His divine arrangements”, she wrote in the caption. Thank God indeed.

Photos: Instagram/Felicia Chin

... and Chantalle Ng was an adorable fangirl
... and Chantalle Ng was an adorable fangirl
25 May 2019

... and Chantalle Ng was an adorable fangirl

Also being super cute with Rui En this week was Chantalle, who happily took and shared this photo with her "idol" ahead of the Old is Gold roadshow yesterday (May 25).

P.S. Who else is digging this styling of Rui En, with florals and soft, wavy hair? 

Photo: Instagram/Chantalle Ng

The Lims, Lees, and Lyes got together
The Lims, Lees, and Lyes got together
25 May 2019

The Lims, Lees, and Lyes got together

Talk about an epic reunion! Yesterday (May 25), Carole Lin and her husband David hosted a get-together at their place with Fann Wong, Christopher Lee, Diana Ser, James Lye, and their kids.

"We worked together when we were all young, hot & dangerous... (since 1995!) Today we party as aunties & uncles (but still hot & dangerous) with our little families. For me, moments like these are precious, especially seeing our kids getting along so well too... To many more years of friendship! (sic)" wrote Carole in her Instagram post.

Too cool. Also, how cute do Carole's daughter Brooklyn and Fann and Chris's son Zed look together?

Photos: Instagram/Carole Lin

The NDP 2019 theme song music video was released…
The NDP 2019 theme song music video was released…
24 May 2019

The NDP 2019 theme song music video was released…

This year’s National Day Parade theme song, titled ‘Our Singapore’, was unveiled earlier this week along with a very star-studded music video featuring Lion City talents like Kit Chan, Stefanie Sun, JJ Lin, Dick Lee, Rahimah Rahim, The Sam Willows, Charlie Lim, and many more.

Several of the artists involved have also shared some photos from the MV filming that were shot between takes, such as Joanna Dong and Taufik Batisah’s management company Hype Records. JJ, on the other hand, posted the entire clip on his page and wrote, “Honored and proud to be part of this mega duet! (sic)”

Photos: Instagram/Joanna Dong, Hype Records

… and of course SGAG made a meme out of it
… and of course SGAG made a meme out of it
24 May 2019

… and of course SGAG made a meme out of it

Not long after the video premiered, SGAG put up this image comparing the mega-collaboration to a recent superhero blockbuster, while pointing out that Nathan Hartono was conspicuously missing from the line-up. Maybe next year?

Photos: Instagram/SGAG

Florence Tan congratulated new mum Gao Yuan Yuan
Florence Tan congratulated new mum Gao Yuan Yuan
24 May 2019

Florence Tan congratulated new mum Gao Yuan Yuan

On May 21, Yuan Yuan’s husband Mark Chao announced the birth of their first child, a baby girl, and Florence was quick to respond with an Instagram post congratulating the couple, and reminding them that their daughter has lots of big sisters to play with, including her own twins Viola and Novea.

Florence also took the opportunity to share some #throwback photos, including one that was taken at Yuan Yuan and Mark’s wedding in 2014, as well as a couple from the set of the 2003 TV series they filmed together, The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber. Wow, time flies, doesn’t it?

Photos: Instagram/Florence Tan

Carole Lin reunited with Ix Shen
Carole Lin reunited with Ix Shen
24 May 2019

Carole Lin reunited with Ix Shen

Nostalgia alert! It’s not clear when Ix, who is now based in China, was back here in Singapore, but he and Carole found time to meet up and chat for a whopping six hours. “We went way back when we were toddlers! Maybe that’s why we could work so well together & remained #telepathicsoulmates all these years (sic)”, wrote Carole, who also shared an old photo from one of their dramas together, 1996’s Tofu Street.

She went on to share what some of the valuable advice she got from him: “Constantly reevaluate & evolve. Keep failing and failing until u fail to fail. Success is a personal perception & over emphasis stops one from learning. (sic)”

Photos: Instagram/Carole Lin

We're sure a lot of people want to be Fiona Xie's "swimming partner"
We're sure a lot of people want to be Fiona Xie's "swimming partner"
24 May 2019

We're sure a lot of people want to be Fiona Xie's "swimming partner"

The Crazy Rich Asians beauty seems to be all alone in the clip (we think she was referring to her reflection in the mirror as her “synchronised swimming partner” in her caption), but in any case, we think most of the folks seeing these pictures would have been distracted by… other things.

Photos: Instagram/Fiona Xie

Joshua Tan and Maxi Lim won Muay Thai fights
Joshua Tan and Maxi Lim won Muay Thai fights
25 May 2019

Joshua Tan and Maxi Lim won Muay Thai fights

Don't mess with the Ah Boys to Men stars: they can officially and effectively beat you up. Jokes aside, congrats to Joshua and Maxi for winning their respective amateur Muay Thai fights last night (May 25)!

Photos: Joshua Tan, Instagram/Maxi Lim

Desmond Tan's fan club celebrated its 8th anniversary
Desmond Tan's fan club celebrated its 8th anniversary
25 May 2019

Desmond Tan's fan club celebrated its 8th anniversary

The actor and his fan club Destanation got their hands dirty and tapped into their artistic sides to celebrate the group's 8th birthday yesterday (May 25). Definitely seems like a fun and leisurely way to spend a Saturday afternoon (and with someone like Desmond, no less).

Photos: Instagram/The Celebrity Agency

JJ Lin reunited with Jason Mraz in Taiwan
JJ Lin reunited with Jason Mraz in Taiwan
26 May 2019

JJ Lin reunited with Jason Mraz in Taiwan

Jason brought his Good Vibes tour to the Taipei Arena last night (May 25) and JJ was there to say hi. The pair previously collaborated on the track 'I Am Alive', which JJ said he was happy to hear Jason perform at the concert. "Really miss jamming with you guys!" wrote JJ in his post. We certainly don't mind hearing new tracks from these two together.

Photos: Instagram/JJ Lin

Andie Chen showed how his terrifying makeup was done
Andie Chen showed how his terrifying makeup was done
24 May 2019

Andie Chen showed how his terrifying makeup was done

Yikes! Is it Halloween already?

Nah, this is just the actor’s look (one of them, at least) for Olinda Cho’s new music video for her single ‘Sandcastles’, which also stars Julie Tan (we don’t want to give too much away, but she owns an ice cream parlour in the clip). After we got over our initial terror, we must admit we were utterly fascinated to watch Andie’s transformation. The power of makeup, indeed.

Photos: Instagram/Andie Chen

Chew Chor Meng’s F&B business expanded (again)
Chew Chor Meng’s F&B business expanded (again)
24 May 2019

Chew Chor Meng’s F&B business expanded (again)

The actor-slash-towkay’s food empire continues to grow, and the latest district to welcome 888 Mookata is Bukit Merah, which is the Thai BBQ steamboat joint’s fifth outlet. If you’re keen to go and check it out, it’s located at Blk 165 Bukit Merah Central (the coffee shop located opposite the multi-storey car park) and is open from 5pm to 11pm (for now).

Photo: Instagram/888 Mookata

Tony Leung met Tony Leung
Tony Leung met Tony Leung
24 May 2019

Tony Leung met Tony Leung

It was "Double Tony Trouble!", as Tony Leung Chiu Wai's wife Carina Lau adorably wrote next to one of her photos of him and Tony Leung Ka Fai at what appears to be an airport somewhere. Needless to say, people went crazy over this epic combination in the comments section.

Photos: Instagram/Carina Lau

Eric Nam hung out with ‘Rocketman’s’ star and director
Eric Nam hung out with ‘Rocketman’s’ star and director
24 May 2019

Eric Nam hung out with ‘Rocketman’s’ star and director

The bilingual Korean-American singer is usually the go-to guy to interview Hollywood celebrities whenever they’re in Seoul to promote their pictures, and the latest stars he spoke to were actor Taron Egerton and director Dexter Fletcher for the Elton John biopic Rocketman.

Clearly unsatisfied with just showing off his wefies with the duo, Eric also uploaded a hilariously poorly edited picture of his face on Taron’s on the movie poster. Like someone said in the comments, “Someone [please] take the editing app away from him”.

Photos: Instagram/Eric Nam

Yvonne Lim baked for her kids
Yvonne Lim baked for her kids
24 May 2019

Yvonne Lim baked for her kids

The actress has started baking classes, and if you ask us, the ones who benefit the most out of her new lessons are none other than her babies AJ and Alexa. Just look how excited they are to be tucking in to their mama’s adorable creation.

“Isn’t it nice to see our kids happily eating what we have specially baked for them? #happymummy is feeling so inspired now! (sic)” she gushed on Instagram. Hey, save some for us too!

Photos: Instagram/Yvonne Lim

It was a wrap for ‘All is Well’...
It was a wrap for ‘All is Well’...
24 May 2019

It was a wrap for ‘All is Well’...

Time sure flies. It feels like just yesterday when we were learning of this little Taiwan-Singapore co-production, and earlier this week, several of its main cast members were officially done with their scenes, including Desmond Tan, Romeo Tan, and Joanne Tseng (who tried to trick us into thinking she was crying when she was literally just cutting onions).

Photos: Instagram/Desmond Tan, Romeo Tan, Joanne Tseng

... and 'My One in a Million'
... and 'My One in a Million'
24 May 2019

... and 'My One in a Million'

Speaking of all being well and shooting coming to an end, upcoming Channel 8 drama My One in a Million also completed filming this week, with no apparent awkwardness between its two leads. Well done, everybody.

Photo: Instagram/Lawrence Wong

Jordan Chan’s son tried out the viral Snapchat filter
Jordan Chan’s son tried out the viral Snapchat filter
24 May 2019

Jordan Chan’s son tried out the viral Snapchat filter

We reckon we’re not the only ones who are tired of seeing people turning into digitally altered babies or members of their opposite sex, but this one featuring Jordan’s son Jasper is something a little different and amusing, as the little boy can’t stop admiring his new “stubble” and thickened eyebrows. “Is this real?” he asks in the clip. So cute.

Photos: Instagram/Jordan Chan

Julie Tan is on the lookout for her Aladdin
Julie Tan is on the lookout for her Aladdin
24 May 2019

Julie Tan is on the lookout for her Aladdin

Pardon the Disney nerd in us, but if Julie is supposed to be channelling Princess Jasmine vibes here, then why is her outfit the colour of Belle’s gown in Beauty and the Beast instead? Okay, rant over. She looks great, and we wish her all the best in finding her Aladdin.

Photos: Instagram/Julie Tan

Chen Yixi turned one year older...
Chen Yixi turned one year older...
24 May 2019

Chen Yixi turned one year older...

Celeb couple Edmund Chen and Xiang Yun marked their son’s 28th birthday on May 23 with precious #throwback photos on their respective Instagram pages, along with their well-wishes for him.

“My baby, telling your story can be simple, but it can also be very complicated,” wrote Xiang Yun. “Seeing you grow and change over the years makes me very happy. Wishing the little handsome man of the house happy birthday. I love you!” Edmund, on the other hand, settled for a simple (yet no less heartfelt, we’re sure), “Happy Birthday Son (sic)”.

Photos: Instagram/Edmund Chen, Xiang Yun

… and had celebrations with family and friends
… and had celebrations with family and friends
24 May 2019

… and had celebrations with family and friends

Did you know that Yixi and his grandma share the same birthday? “So I was pretty much her birthday present years ago”, he quipped.

Photos: Instagram/Chen Yixi, Chen Yixin

Baby Rafael celebrated his 100th day
Baby Rafael celebrated his 100th day
25 May 2019

Baby Rafael celebrated his 100th day

Isn't Grace Chan and Kevin Cheng's son such a cutie? The couple threw a big party to mark little Rafael's 100th day yesterday (May 25), and it looks like he really wore that blue suit his mum had excitedly told everyone about. Post more pictures of him please, Grace and Kevin!

Photos: Instagram/Kevin Cheng

Chase Tan fanboyed over Louise Lee
Chase Tan fanboyed over Louise Lee
24 May 2019

Chase Tan fanboyed over Louise Lee

"I never thought I’d have to chance to act in a drama together with [Louise Lee] that I’ve watched since young!" gushed the actor, who got to work alongside the veteran actress in upcoming long-form drama Old is Gold. Dreams do come true, don't they?

Photo: Instagram/Chase Tan

Liza Wang explored Resorts World Sentosa before her concert
Liza Wang explored Resorts World Sentosa before her concert
25 May 2019

Liza Wang explored Resorts World Sentosa before her concert

It looks like the veteran Hong Kong singer-actress, who held a joint showcase with fellow showbiz legend Adam Cheng here in Singapore last night (May 25), found some time to play tourist around Sentosa before going to work. However, she wrote that it was so hot that she could only bring herself to explore three of the hotels on the island. Well, better than nothing, right?

Photos: Instagram/Liza Wang

EXO’s Suho spotted his birthday bus
EXO’s Suho spotted his birthday bus
24 May 2019

EXO’s Suho spotted his birthday bus

While the rest of us get cakes and other relatively small gifts on our birthdays, K-pop idols get their perfect faces plastered on enormous public vehicles. One recent Hallyu star to get this honour was EXO leader Suho, who turned 28 on May 22 (29 is his Korean age, which is why it’s on the bus). Oh, and hashtags dedicated to him also topped trending lists on Twitter worldwide (because duh).

Photo: Instagram/Suho

Rebecca Lim urged everyone to be kind
Rebecca Lim urged everyone to be kind
24 May 2019

Rebecca Lim urged everyone to be kind

It’s been a rather, erm, dramatic couple of weeks for the actress (which we won’t go into detail about), but amidst the chaos, ever-positive Becks still took the time to share a lovely photo of herself with the caption, “More love, less hate… Wishing you sunshine always (sic)”.

Photo: Instagram/Rebecca Lim

Couples marked “520 Day”
Couples marked “520 Day”
24 May 2019

Couples marked “520 Day”

In a nutshell, May 20 is sort of like a second Valentine’s Day to Chinese-speaking folks as the numbers “520” sound like “I love you” in Mandarin. As such, it’s a day for people to declare their affections for their friends, family, and partners.

Some celebrity couples who did so earlier this week include Jay Chou and his wife Hannah Quinlivan, Sheila Sim and her husband Deon Woo, Joshua Tan and his girlfriend Zoen Tay, as well as Lee Teng and his lady Gina Lin. We suppose this is the part where we all say, “Awww…”

Photos: Instagram/Hannah Quinlivan, Sheila Sim, Joshua Tan, Lee Teng

Aimee Chan’s daughter showed her supermodel potential
Aimee Chan’s daughter showed her supermodel potential
24 May 2019

Aimee Chan’s daughter showed her supermodel potential

“I swear I didn't teach her, probably in her genes!?” wrote the actress next to a photo of her little girl striking an impressive and professional-looking pose next to a mannequin. Well, given the fact that her mum is Aimee Chan and her dad is Moses Chan, we certainly wouldn’t write that off as a possibility.

Photo: Instagram/Aimee Chan

Huang Biren shared this childhood photo of herself
Huang Biren shared this childhood photo of herself
25 May 2019

Huang Biren shared this childhood photo of herself

"Do you see more of Janessa (elder daughter) or Janelle (youngest daughter)?" she asked in her caption. We actually see a legitimate, real life version of Biren with that viral Snapchat baby filter.

Photo: Instagram/Huang Biren

Lina Ng explored her artistic side
Lina Ng explored her artistic side
24 May 2019

Lina Ng explored her artistic side

According to the actress, this was very first time painting (wait, you mean she never did it as a kid?), and we have to say, it really turned out not bad at all. We have to wonder why she never got to explore her inner da Vinci/van Gogh/Picasso etc. until now.

Photos: Instagram/Lina Ng

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