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
12 Jul 2019

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

Babies, birthdays, holidays, a high-profile engagement, and a lost laptop… quite a lot went on this week, didn’t it? Read on for our roundup!

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What the stars were up to last week

Li Ronghao and Rainie Yang are getting married!
Li Ronghao and Rainie Yang are getting married!
12 Jul 2019

Li Ronghao and Rainie Yang are getting married!

In the midst of all the celeb breakup reports that have been hogging headlines lately, the singers proved that love is not dead when they got engaged on Ronghao’s 34th birthday (July 11). The couple were on what looked like a romantic seaside getaway when he popped the question.

“Today is my 34th birthday, and also the day I proposed. Thank you for saying yes,” Ronghao wrote in an Instagram post consisting of a photo of him and his new fiancée, as well as her stunning diamond ring.

Congratulations to the lovebirds! We can’t wait to see the pictures from the big day itself.

Photos: Instagram/Li Ronghao

Joanne Peh suffered (and recovered) from eye problems
Joanne Peh suffered (and recovered) from eye problems
12 Jul 2019

Joanne Peh suffered (and recovered) from eye problems

Ouch! The actress, who is in the midst of filming the M18-rated (yes) Toggle Original The Last Madame, shared that her eye was “officially on strike” earlier this week, leading her to have to “grope [her] way around to see” ophthalmologist ⁣Dr. Julian Theng, who discovered she had “a torn cornea and viral conjunctivitis” (but not before she suffered from a whole night of pain and tearing).

Fortunately, she had recovered before the end of the week thanks to "the power of eyedrops and meditative healing". Let's hope this unpleasant condition doesn't return again anytime soon.

Photos: Instagram/Joanne Peh

We learned that Xu Bin’s son and Aloysius Pang’s brother share the same birthday
We learned that Xu Bin’s son and Aloysius Pang’s brother share the same birthday
12 Jul 2019

We learned that Xu Bin’s son and Aloysius Pang’s brother share the same birthday

We got more photos of Xu Bin’s adorable little boy Ethan on Wednesday, which was his actual first birthday (the celebration last weekend was done in advance). The actor penned a sweet tribute to his son, remembering the day he held him in his arms for the very first time last year and admitting to the bittersweet feeling of watching his baby grow up so fast (a sentiment we’re sure many parents can relate to).

Xu Bin’s boss-slash-mentor Dasmond Koh also shared his well-wishes and a couple of pictures on the same day, including one of him with the late Aloysius Pang’s older brothers. As it turns out, the second eldest, Kenny, shares the same birthday as Ethan, as Dasmond also wished the “hunk-to-be” a happy birthday.

Photos: Instagram/Xu Bin, Dasmond Koh, Kimberly Chia

Stefanie Sun had an advance birthday celebration
Stefanie Sun had an advance birthday celebration
13 Jul 2019

Stefanie Sun had an advance birthday celebration

The singer's 41st birthday isn't until July 23, but her friends of 30 years (lovingly called "the Munch Bunch") had already organised a lovely little get-together last Friday, complete with a gorgeous sunflower bouquet (to represent her surname, perhaps?) and candle-topped little pastries.

Photos: Instagram/Stefanie Sun

Rui En and Dennis Chew continued enjoying their American holiday
Rui En and Dennis Chew continued enjoying their American holiday
12 Jul 2019

Rui En and Dennis Chew continued enjoying their American holiday

The BFFs’ adventures in the United States with their group of friends continued this week as they visited more places, such as the Statue of Liberty, Radio City Music Hall, the Rockefeller Center, and more in New York City.

Just look at those smiles. They’re certainly having a whale of a time, aren’t they?

Photos: Instagram/Dennis Chew, Hype Records

Have some selfies from Rui En!
Have some selfies from Rui En!
12 Jul 2019

Have some selfies from Rui En!

The actress's devoted fan club RBKD were kind enough to share with us the exclusive selfies that she sent to them while on holiday, with the watermark removed. Looking good! Also, how sweet was it of her to keep them in mind while on holiday?

Photos: RBKD

Jesseca Liu lost her laptop
Jesseca Liu lost her laptop
12 Jul 2019

Jesseca Liu lost her laptop

Oh dear. According to the actress’s post, she was visiting a friend’s house at Block 650, Jalan Tenaga when she left her pink MacBook Air on the roof of her car, where it was nowhere to be found after that.

If anyone happens to find it, she asks them to return it to her company at the following address: 745 Toa Payoh Lorong 5 #02-02B The Actuary, Singapore 319455. If you’ve ever lost a device with loads of important details and documents inside, you’d know how much she’s probably panicking right now.

Hope you get it back soon, Jesseca!

Photo: Instagram/Jesseca Liu

Timothee Yap injured himself at the Napoli 2019 Summer Universiade
Timothee Yap injured himself at the Napoli 2019 Summer Universiade
12 Jul 2019

Timothee Yap injured himself at the Napoli 2019 Summer Universiade

An athlete’s biggest fear came true for the sprinter during a race at the university sports event in Naples, Italy on Wednesday, and he isn’t taking it very well at all.

“Haven’t felt so disappointed in such a long time. So much effort invested over the past 2-3 months leading up to today. Trained the hardest that I’ve ever trained, sacrificed the most I’ve ever sacrificed. Yet, I wasn’t able to even showcase what I’m capable of or even finish today’s race,” he wrote. “This morning I sustained an injury 80m into the race. Hundreds of hours of training and preparation gone to waste there and then. I’m sorry to disappoint those who have supported me throughout… Unsure of the severity of my injury but I’m sure that I’ll be back again. Till then, I will continue to work towards achieving my goal. (sic)”

The comments section was soon filled with encouraging and supportive messages, which were all read by Timothee, as he revealed in a later post. "While I’m still disappointed with my performance, I will nevertheless continue to give my best for my country and for the sport that I love. Once again, thank you everyone for your support. I will be back better, stronger and faster. (sic)"

Jiayou, Timothee!

Photos: Instagram/Timothee Yap

Rebecca Lim finally had a non-seasick day
Rebecca Lim finally had a non-seasick day
12 Jul 2019

Rebecca Lim finally had a non-seasick day

Poor Becks has reportedly been throwing up pretty much every time she goes out to sea while filming C.L.I.F. 5, so the rare day she was actually nausea-free was deemed worthy of a victory post on social media.

Photos: Instagram/Rebecca Lim

Chew Chor Meng’s daughter celebrated her birthday...
Chew Chor Meng’s daughter celebrated her birthday...
12 Jul 2019

Chew Chor Meng’s daughter celebrated her birthday...

Whoa, the veteran actor’s youngest daughter Cheyenne is such a big girl now! She turned 15 earlier this week and her proud papa couldn’t resist sharing two lovely photos of her (and her super pretty cake) on his Instagram, which attracted a flurry of well-wishes from his fellow artistes.

Photos: Instagram/Chew Chor Meng

...and so did Lee Teng’s girlfriend...
...and so did Lee Teng’s girlfriend...
12 Jul 2019

...and so did Lee Teng’s girlfriend...

Call us cheesy, but we actually really like Lee Teng’s declaration of “Love you TENG thousand” to his gal Gina Lin, which is a play on a phrase you would understand if you watched Avengers: Endgame.

Photos: Instagram/Lee Teng

... and Carrie Wong's boyfriend
... and Carrie Wong's boyfriend
13 Jul 2019

... and Carrie Wong's boyfriend

While Boris Lin happily shared a couple of wefies of him and his gal celebrating his birthday with a hearty dinner last night (Jul 13), along with a message of how "beyond blessed" his life is, Carrie dedicated a simple "HBD" post to him on her Instagram Stories.

Photos: Instagram/Boris Lin, Carrie Wong

Little Momo stole our hearts (again)
Little Momo stole our hearts (again)
12 Jul 2019

Little Momo stole our hearts (again)

Tay Kewei and Alfred Sim’s precious baby boy continues to make us shriek in delight. How adorable does he look in that traditional Korean costume!? We totally agree with Alfred’s made-up conversation where he quoted Momo as saying, “I don’t need to pretend to be cute…”

Photo: Instagram/Alfred Sim

Ryan Lian went public with his relationship
Ryan Lian went public with his relationship
12 Jul 2019

Ryan Lian went public with his relationship

On Monday, the local actor posted a picture of himself exchanging loving looks with a woman (we’re unsure of her name, but she calls herself “MeowMeow” in her Instagram bio) and wrote, “Thank you for coming into my world.” We guess it’s safe to say that he is officially off the market.

Photo: Instagram/Ryan Lian

Jay Chou’s son was as cool as him
Jay Chou’s son was as cool as him
12 Jul 2019

Jay Chou’s son was as cool as him

The Mandopop king may have hashtagged this photo of him with his boy Jaylen Romeo “#likefatherlikeson”, but netizens are more amazed by how the little lad looks like his mummy Hannah Quinlivan instead, despite the fact that most of his face is obscured by those shades.

Photo: Instagram/Jay Chou

Donnie Yen was a proud papa
Donnie Yen was a proud papa
13 Jul 2019

Donnie Yen was a proud papa

Yet another celebrity offspring blossoms before our eyes. On Friday, the martial arts star reposted his daughter Jasmine's photo from her shoot with Vogue Taiwan and gushed, "My baby girl in Vogue! In a blink of an eye you have grown to be a beautiful young lady! (sic)" Could we be seeing the two of them work together anytime soon?

 

Photo: Instagram/Jasmine Yen

Avery Chen didn’t look too pleased with her new haircut
Avery Chen didn’t look too pleased with her new haircut
12 Jul 2019

Avery Chen didn’t look too pleased with her new haircut

We’ve all had the same line of reasoning: cut those bangs extra short so that we can delay our next trip to the hairdresser. Makes sense, right?

Well, Kate Pang’s poor daughter certainly doesn’t seem too amused by her mum’s plan to do this. We don’t think we’ve ever seen a three-year-old shoot daggers out of their eyes quite like an annoyed Avery (guess she inherited her actor parents’ talents?).

Kate has certainly learned her lesson. “Some things are not worth scrimping on,” she wrote.

Photos: Instagram/Kate Pang

Kym Ng had a gathering with her fan club
Kym Ng had a gathering with her fan club
13 Jul 2019

Kym Ng had a gathering with her fan club

Nope, it's not Kym's birthday, but her official fan club ordered a pretty lychee cake for their "annual general meeting" (yup, that's what they called it) anyway.

Photos: Instagram/Kym Ng

Julian Cheung and Anita Yuen sent their son off to summer camp
Julian Cheung and Anita Yuen sent their son off to summer camp
12 Jul 2019

Julian Cheung and Anita Yuen sent their son off to summer camp

Talk about a good looking family. The actor couple took time to pose for a snap before releasing their boy Morton to his summer camp in an undisclosed location, and with the three of them posing side-by-side so clearly like this, we couldn’t help but marvel at how much Morton looks like both his mum and dad, an observation that was also pointed out by singer Yumiko Cheng in the comments.

Photo: Instagram/Anita Yuen

Myolie Wu celebrated 20 years in showbiz
Myolie Wu celebrated 20 years in showbiz
12 Jul 2019

Myolie Wu celebrated 20 years in showbiz

Can you believe it’s been two decades since Myolie’s acting debut? Like her hubby Philip Lee stated in his Instagram post dedicated to her, “20yrs service in any industry is a true milestone - it demonstrates dedication, talent, hard work, and peer acknowledgement. (sic)”

Myolie herself also looked back at when she was “a 19-year-old girl whose life was changed after she got her first role, which turned her into an actress, which she remains to this day”. Congrats and happy 20th work anniversary, Myolie!

Photo: Instagram/Myolie Wu

Pierre Png warned everyone against fake news about him
Pierre Png warned everyone against fake news about him
12 Jul 2019

Pierre Png warned everyone against fake news about him

Say hello to the latest local celeb to become the unfortunate topic of “#falseadvertising” articles on the internet. Apparently, some random website has claimed that the Crazy Rich Asians actor “has decided to open his secret” to… his sports cars? His smouldering gaze?

Well, whatever it is, don’t be fooled, folks.

Photo: Instagram/Pierre Png

Andie Chen looked back at when he was “a fat boy with a dream”
Andie Chen looked back at when he was “a fat boy with a dream”
12 Jul 2019

Andie Chen looked back at when he was “a fat boy with a dream”

The actor (who looks nowhere near “fat” in this photo to us, by the way) shared how he found his passion for acting with this #throwback photo, which was taken when he graduated from Mediacorp’s junior acting workshop in 1996.

“I was 11 and earlier that year I was watching a TVB Wuxia drama and was completely mesmerized by one of the villain in the show. From that moment on I found my Northstar and I have pursued acting ever since (sic),” he wrote.

He then encouraged those who still have not found their passion to “try as many different activities as possible, reflect on the values that made you like or dislike it and narrow down the search with time.”

Photo: Instagram/Andie Chen

Sharon Au looks back at how life in different cities has shaped her
Sharon Au looks back at how life in different cities has shaped her
12 Jul 2019

Sharon Au looks back at how life in different cities has shaped her

The former actress is one of those people who has been lucky enough to live in different countries throughout her life, with Paris, France being her current home.

On Wednesday, she took some time to think about what she has learned from each place and shared her insights on Instagram, writing, “Singapore grounded me with discipline, Tokyo enlightened me with resilience and Paris is teaching me to slow down and savour life at its best… Different aspects of our character is nurtured by each new environment. There is no good or bad. It is all about timing. (sic)”

Does that inspire you to want to pack up and try living somewhere else for a while?

Photos: Instagram/Sharon Au

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