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

We round up our favourite snaps from the past week

What the stars did this week
What the stars did this week
05 Oct 2018

What the stars did this week

We’re into the first week of October (you can now stop playing Green Day’s ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’ on loop) and three months away from the end of 2018.

This week several artistes turned a year older, namely October birthday babies Shane Pow and Jeffrey Xu, who turned the sugar factor on Instagram up by several notches as they pined for their girlfriends, Kimberly Wang and Felicia Chin respectively, who are both abroad for work during this period.

As the end of the year draws closer, there’s plenty to look forward to, as seen in this week’s Insta-buzz roundup: Fann Wong and Rui En’s new dramas in 2019 (we’re especially excited about the latter’s show thanks to her extra conscientious cast mates who have been faithfully detailing their time on set with her on social media, thanks guys!); Sonia Sui’s third baby (she was recently in Singapore for medical checkup, will she be giving birth to Ollie in Singapore too?); and then some more.

Read on for more!

Fann Wong spends precious time with her two babies
Fann Wong spends precious time with her two babies
05 Oct 2018

Fann Wong spends precious time with her two babies

Mummy Fann has been eagerly counting down the days to the end of filming for upcoming Channel 8 drama, Walk With Me. She had an extra special celebration with Christopher Lee and his mini-me Zed Zed earlier this week to commemorate their 9th wedding anniversary celebration – although it was a belated dinner due to Chris’ overseas work commitments. Happy anniversary!

Photos: Instagram/Christopher Lee, Fann Wong

Constance Song is a little less private about her baby girl
Constance Song is a little less private about her baby girl
05 Oct 2018

Constance Song is a little less private about her baby girl

It looks like Constance is a little more open to sharing snippets of her life with her little girl. The actress quietly gave birth to her daughter in early 2017 and rarely talks about the child in interviews, apart from that one time when she revealed that they share the same birthdays on May 18. In her recent Instagram posts, Constance posted pictures of her mini-me walking by herself and attending enrichment classes. Cute.

Photos: Instagram/Constance Song

Sonia Sui receives medical treatment in Singapore
Sonia Sui receives medical treatment in Singapore
05 Oct 2018

Sonia Sui receives medical treatment in Singapore

If you recalled, Sonia, who gave birth to her first child in Singapore years back, recently hung out in the lion city for durians and to celebrate the birthday of one of her kids. She returned a few days ago, after a long vacation to Europe with her husband, for medical purposes. In a picture geotagged to Gleneagles Hospital in Singapore, Sonia, who is in her final trimester of pregnancy, can be seen receiving the whooping cough vaccine. “The fifth needle today, it’s over. [I can] finally have something to eat,” she wrote.

Photo: Instagram/Sonia Sui

Sonia Chew snags once-in-a-lifetime selfie with Bad Girl Riri
Sonia Chew snags once-in-a-lifetime selfie with Bad Girl Riri
05 Oct 2018

Sonia Chew snags once-in-a-lifetime selfie with Bad Girl Riri

987fm deejay Sonia, who was hosting a Fenty Beauty event, scored a selfie with Rihanna on Monday evening. The pop diva’s impromptu visit to Sephora stores was made in conjunction of her makeup line’s anniversary. Lucky, lucky, Sonia. Her 987fm partner Joakim Gomez had a bout of FOMO (fear of missing out) and included his face in their selfie.

Photo: Instagram/Sonia Chew

Meet Rui En’s otherworldly squad
Meet Rui En’s otherworldly squad
05 Oct 2018

Meet Rui En’s otherworldly squad

Are we the only ones enjoying this deluge of updates from the grim reapers and Rui En’s colleagues on Channel 8 drama series, Hello From The Other Side? Thanks to their constant updates, we get to see a full team picture of the ones who are tasked with keeping law and order in the underworld for the very first time. But what’s up with James Seah going on bended knee in the picture on the right?

Guess we’ll have to watch the drama to find out.

Hello From The Other Side debuts Mar 7, 2019 on Channel 8 at 9pm.

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Photos: Instagram/Shaun Chen, James Seah

First look at the bosses of the underworld
First look at the bosses of the underworld
05 Oct 2018

First look at the bosses of the underworld

AKA the bosses of the minions (the grim reapers). We like how modern Chen Hanwei’s King of Hades getup looks.

Photos: Instagram/Ben Yeo

More BTS pictures from ‘Hello From The Other Side’
More BTS pictures from ‘Hello From The Other Side’
05 Oct 2018

More BTS pictures from ‘Hello From The Other Side’

More, more, more! Some lighthearted snaps of the cast chowing on their food during lunch breaks, courtesy of Rui En’s fellow underworld colleagues. Nice going boys, keep ‘em coming in.

Photos: Instagram/Chan Tianwen

‘How Are You?’ actors snag pictures with Michelle Yim
‘How Are You?’ actors snag pictures with Michelle Yim
05 Oct 2018

‘How Are You?’ actors snag pictures with Michelle Yim

Another TV series that is currently in production phase is Channel 8 dialect drama, How Are You? Veteran Hong Kong actress Michelle Yim specially flew in for a few days to film this show which will have her speaking Cantonese on local TV for the very first time. You can’t blame Michelle’s co-stars like Jeremy Chan and Ya Hui for morphing into mini fangirls and fanboys and wanting pictures with her as keepsake. After all, we all grew up watching Michelle on TV, didn’t we?

How Are You? is a collaboration between the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) and Mediacorp. The drama debuts Jan 4, 2019, Friday, 11.30am on Channel 8.

Photos: Instagram/Jeremy Chan, Ya Hui

What the stars do on set when the cams aren’t rolling
What the stars do on set when the cams aren’t rolling
05 Oct 2018

What the stars do on set when the cams aren’t rolling

In case you’re wondering how Fann gets her perfectly coiffed ulzzang fringe (all hail the Korean fringe curler!) and what Ya Hui does in-between takes (cramming scripts!). Two words: hard work.

Photos: Instagram/Fann Wong, Ya Hui

What happens when an artiste is too tall for their glam squad
What happens when an artiste is too tall for their glam squad
05 Oct 2018

What happens when an artiste is too tall for their glam squad

Shu Qi’s not even wearing heels! But the considerate actress decided to make things easier for her hair and makeup stylists by “standing” at their level. Actually, why didn’t she just use one of the chairs in the studio?

Photos: Instagram/Shu Qi

Ian Fang is working on new music material
Ian Fang is working on new music material
05 Oct 2018

Ian Fang is working on new music material

Out of sight but not out of mind. Ian’s hustling hard and working on a brand new rap single which will be titled ‘Pigsy’ - after his character ‘Zhu Ba Jie’ in WaWa Pictures’ upcoming remake of The Journey to the West story, Till We Meet Again.

Till We Meet Again debuts on Toggle in October.

Photo: Instagram/Ian Fang

Eleanor Lee takes the plunge and dives into Beijing’s freezing waters
Eleanor Lee takes the plunge and dives into Beijing’s freezing waters
05 Oct 2018

Eleanor Lee takes the plunge and dives into Beijing’s freezing waters

All in the name of work. After years of bringing her daughter to work with her, it’s roles reversal for Quan Yi Fong this time as she got to witness her daughter’s professionalism on set in China. Eleanor had to do a 6-metre dive and look graceful while submerged in deep waters and her mother had nothing but praise for her little girl after seeing how she handled the challenges like a pro. Atta girl!

Photos: Instagram/Quan Yi Fong

Taufik Batisah rubs shoulders with international acts at the 45th ASEAN-Japan Music Festival
Taufik Batisah rubs shoulders with international acts at the 45th ASEAN-Japan Music Festival
05 Oct 2018

Taufik Batisah rubs shoulders with international acts at the 45th ASEAN-Japan Music Festival

It’s not every day you see a star of our own hanging out with Pikataro (of ‘PPAP’ fame) or Japanese boyband W-inds. But that was exactly what Taufik did, when he represented Singapore at the ASEAN-Japan Music Festival held at Tokyo this week. Lucky him!

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Photos: Instagram/Hype Records Singapore

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JJ Lin wraps up Sanctuary Tour in Shaoxing, China
JJ Lin wraps up Sanctuary Tour in Shaoxing, China
05 Oct 2018

JJ Lin wraps up Sanctuary Tour in Shaoxing, China

After being on the road and shuttling between countries, the first leg (30 shows!) of JJ Lin’s Sanctuary World Tour finally came to an end – and Ang Junyang had plenty to say about his experience being a part of it. What caught our attention however was the LED signboard made by a fan that read “Junyang, you’re not fat lah.” Now, that’s one way to get your favourite singer’s attention.

Photos: Instagram/Ang Junyang

Azalea Ang transforms into a Disney Princess
Azalea Ang transforms into a Disney Princess
05 Oct 2018

Azalea Ang transforms into a Disney Princess

Speaking of Junyang, his little princess Azalea and the other princess (read: his wife, Candyce Toh) had the time of their lives at Disneyland recently. Candyce shared that she really enjoyed seeing their ‘little boss’ Azalea live out her dreams of donning a princess costume, and boy does the little girl look darling as Snow White.

And now, with Junyang’s work schedule freed up, he and his wife Candyce went on a ‘romantic’ date and had a bowl of fishball noodles in Orchard Road. Their trip was made extra memorable when they chose to commute via public transport instead of driving into town. It was simple and sweet.

Photos: Instagram/Candyce Toh

Alan Tern and Priscelia Chan celebrate 11th wedding anniversary
Alan Tern and Priscelia Chan celebrate 11th wedding anniversary
06 Oct 2018

Alan Tern and Priscelia Chan celebrate 11th wedding anniversary

Priscelia marked her 11th wedding anniversary sharing a #nofilter picture she took with Alan when they got married. She sums it up best with her poignant words: "Our wedding picture may fade in an antiquated photo frame but the layered hues of our love has grown to beautiful placid depths of beauty and joy..." Aww, happy anniversary to the lovebirds!

Photos: Instagram/Priscelia Chan

Aden goes scooter-riding in Taipei
Aden goes scooter-riding in Taipei
05 Oct 2018

Aden goes scooter-riding in Taipei

Kate Pang left Andie and Avery Chen at home in Singapore and took off for her hometown with Aden in tow to attend a wedding celebration. Aden had a very Taiwanese experience when he commuted via a scooter (he rode pillion, of course) with his aunty. How fun!

Photos: Instagram/Kate Pang

Alex Tien plans and prepares a surprise birthday party for Yvonne Lim
Alex Tien plans and prepares a surprise birthday party for Yvonne Lim
05 Oct 2018

Alex Tien plans and prepares a surprise birthday party for Yvonne Lim

Yvonne had not one but two birthday bashes this year – one with family and another with her girlfriends in Taiwan. The actress wrote that her husband was probably making up for the lack of celebrations over the past two years as she was busy raising and caring for their two kids, AJ and Alexa, so she had double the celebration this year.

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Photos: Instagram/Yvonne Lim

All the famous folks present at Yvonne’s Taipei birthday celerbration
All the famous folks present at Yvonne’s Taipei birthday celerbration
05 Oct 2018

All the famous folks present at Yvonne’s Taipei birthday celerbration

We spy with our little eye, fellow mummies and singers Fish Leong and Chrstine Fan amongst the invited guests!

Photos: Instagram/Yvonne Lim

Shane Pow, Jeffrey Xu celebrate birthdays without their girlfriends
Shane Pow, Jeffrey Xu celebrate birthdays without their girlfriends
05 Oct 2018

Shane Pow, Jeffrey Xu celebrate birthdays without their girlfriends

Watcha gonna do when your girlfriends are out of town and it’s your birthdays? Well, misery loves company, so you commiserate over alcohol and have a rollickin’ good time without them. Just kidding. Apart from celebrating their hatch days together with their pals, the two birthday boys made sure to post very sweet shout outs to their girlfriends about wanting them come home soon.

Photos: Instagram/Jeffrey Xu, Felicia Chin

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Kimberly Wang posts “nice photos” to commemorate Shane’s birthday
Kimberly Wang posts “nice photos” to commemorate Shane’s birthday
05 Oct 2018

Kimberly Wang posts “nice photos” to commemorate Shane’s birthday

Initially, the 987fm deejay posted a video of their couple silhouette, walking hand in hand, but she later followed up with another post filled with these pictures of them attending a friend’s wedding. Cheeky followers teased and asked if these were their wedding pictures. We also say!

Photos: Instagram/Kimberly Wang

Alfred Sim gets a surprise birthday celebration from his pals
Alfred Sim gets a surprise birthday celebration from his pals
05 Oct 2018

Alfred Sim gets a surprise birthday celebration from his pals

Another celeb who turned a year older this week is Alfred, who had the surprise of his life when he walked in the room only to be greeted with well-wishes from his loved ones and friends.

Photos: Instagram/Alfred Sim, James Seah

Hannah Quinlivan is still toiling hard for her movie project
Hannah Quinlivan is still toiling hard for her movie project
05 Oct 2018

Hannah Quinlivan is still toiling hard for her movie project

Hannah’s still on set in Malaysia filming an unnamed project. The mother of two indulges in a little sand play by creating her own ‘Jurassic Park’ story with a bunch of dinosaur toys. We can’t help but wonder if those toys belong to her son, Romeo.

Photos: Instagram/Hannah Quinlivan

Nathan Hartono celebrates successful run of ‘The King and I’
Nathan Hartono celebrates successful run of ‘The King and I’
05 Oct 2018

Nathan Hartono celebrates successful run of ‘The King and I’

Guess who’s counting down the days till his reunion with his Dutch-Korean singer girlfriend Na-Young Jeon? The singer posted a #throwback picture of them at the musical’s opening a couple of months back to celebrate the end of The King and I’s run in the West End. 

Photo: Instagram/Nathan Hartono

Throwback with Irene Ang
Throwback with Irene Ang
05 Oct 2018

Throwback with Irene Ang

Irene unearthed this age-old #nofilter photo of herself, during her younger days, at her first ever paid hosting gig. Dressed in a penguin mascot costume, she shared how she earned $50 doing a three-hour hosting job at a Christmas party for kids at the Singapore Swimming Club, before getting paid S$80 for her second hosting job for a Mid-Autumn Festival party. To date, she has accumulated more than 1,200 hosting gigs – and is probably paid a different (and much higher) rate as compared to her salad days.

Lesson learned: Keep hustling and working on your craft.

Photo: Instagram/Irene Ang

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