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 Oct 2019

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

This week, we get a peek at Alyssa Chia’s and Christine Fan’s biggest little fans, as well as JJ Lin’s biggest “critic”. Add on a dash of birthdays and filming updates, a sprinkle of holiday pictures and a drop of K-pop, and you’ve got a winning formula for this week’s Insta-buzz.

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Chen Xiu Huan celebrates her 54th birthday
Chen Xiu Huan celebrates her 54th birthday
12 Oct 2019

Chen Xiu Huan celebrates her 54th birthday

Is that a birthday cake made of noodles Xiu Huan’s holding on the left? It looks super scrumptious, doesn’t it? The birthday girl’s had a week filled with cakes and celebrations with her friends and family to celebrate her birthday, which falls on October 10.

Photos: Chen Xiu Huan/Instagram, Hong Hui Fang/Instagram

He Ying Ying’s filming essential? A sandbag
He Ying Ying’s filming essential? A sandbag
12 Oct 2019

He Ying Ying’s filming essential? A sandbag

Well, for scenes with Nick Teo and Joel Choo at least. The actress looks to be a full head shorter than Joel, so as a result, she has to stand on a sandbag whenever she has scenes with either Joel or Nick, so that the both of them can be captured in the same frame.

In Ying Ying’s caption, the actress also joked that if she were to stand between Joel and Nick, the two actors would be able to have a very comfortable conversation without even noticing her. Oops?

Photo: He Ying Ying/Instagram

Jay Chou and Hannah Quinlivan have a quick chat with tennis pro Roger Federer
Jay Chou and Hannah Quinlivan have a quick chat with tennis pro Roger Federer
12 Oct 2019

Jay Chou and Hannah Quinlivan have a quick chat with tennis pro Roger Federer

Both Jay and Hannah had the opportunity to have a chat with tennis pro Roger Federer earlier this week. The trio was in Shanghai, China, where Roger was set to compete in the Rolex Shanghai Masters tournament. Though only Roger was featured in the pictures, Jay and Hannah also seemed to have met the tennis pro’s family. Wonder if little Hathaway and Romeo were present as well…

Photo: Hannah Quinlivan/Instagram

Alyssa Chia’s two daughters get adorably excited over catching their mama on television
Alyssa Chia’s two daughters get adorably excited over catching their mama on television
12 Oct 2019

Alyssa Chia’s two daughters get adorably excited over catching their mama on television

Awww... the short video proud father and husband Xiu Jie Kai uploaded of Bubu and Bobo excitedly jumping around after catching a glimpse of their mama, Alyssa Chia, working the red carpet at the Golden Bell Awards last Saturday (Oct 5), is just too sweet for words.

We bet the two girls were equally thrilled when Alyssa returned home that night with her very first Golden Bell Award, having won Best Actress for her performance in the drama, The World Between Us.​​​​​​​

Photos: Xiu Jie Kai/Instagram

Christine Fan’s twin boys are her biggest fans
Christine Fan’s twin boys are her biggest fans
12 Oct 2019

Christine Fan’s twin boys are her biggest fans

It’s been quite a while since we featured celebrity couple Blackie Chen and Christine Fan’s sons, River and Ryan Chen, and boy, they’ve sure grown up fast. Blackie’s video of the twins being super enthused to catch their singer mama live in action at her solo concert is super squeal-inducing. 

P.S. Blackie added in his caption that he’ll be bringing River and Ryan along when Christine visits our little red dot for her solo concert next month as well!

Photo: Blackie Chen/Instagram

JJ Lin’s dad has just one thing to say about his son’s bun-making skills
JJ Lin’s dad has just one thing to say about his son’s bun-making skills
13 Oct 2019

JJ Lin’s dad has just one thing to say about his son’s bun-making skills

“How about you sing and leave this to other people [instead],” JJ’s dad commented, after witnessing his singer son valiantly trying his best to make the signature pleated folds of a goubuli baozi, Tianjin’s signature steamed bun. Looks like JJ’s dream of being a hit-song-belting, dainty-bao-making superhuman was dashed that day. 

Photos: JJ Lin/Instagram

Looks like the snooze bug has caught little Duo Le!
Looks like the snooze bug has caught little Duo Le!
12 Oct 2019

Looks like the snooze bug has caught little Duo Le!

This midweek snap of Xu Bin’s son, Duo Le, falling victim to the snooze bug is just too cute for words. According to a comment Duo Le’s mum left on the post, the one-year-old instinctively sucks his thumb every time he falls asleep, which explains the second picture. Squee!

Photos: Evelyn Wang/Instagram

Korean band DAY6 return to Singapore after close to three years
Korean band DAY6 return to Singapore after close to three years
12 Oct 2019

Korean band DAY6 return to Singapore after close to three years

The band’s infectious energy filled the Star Theatre last Saturday (October 5), with their signature tunes and catchy songs getting all the fans present up on their feet right from the start of the concert.

P.S. If you’re curious to find out how the band gets their inspiration to make their music, or you simply just want to get your hands on one of five exclusive autographed boards, head on over here for more details.

Photo: DAY6/Instagram

Filming for ‘Old is Gold’ wraps up
Filming for ‘Old is Gold’ wraps up
12 Oct 2019

Filming for ‘Old is Gold’ wraps up

We aren’t quite ready to bid goodbye to our favourite characters from the long-form drama just yet, but like they always say, all good things must come to an end eventually. Luckily, even after the 130-episode drama ends its run, we still have one thing to look forward to — the Old is Gold telemovie, which will air on November 30. Yay!

Photo: Desmond Ng/Instagram

Myolie Wu’s eldest son turns two
Myolie Wu’s eldest son turns two
12 Oct 2019

Myolie Wu’s eldest son turns two

Brendon’s dad, businessman Philip Lee, celebrated his son’s birthday by posting a series of Brendon enthusiastically chowing down on food. Looks like he’s growing up to be a true foodie. We approve.

Photos: Phil Lee/Instagram

Eleanor Lee turns 20
Eleanor Lee turns 20
12 Oct 2019

Eleanor Lee turns 20

On her birthday, Eleanor thanked her mother, host Quan Yi Fong, for the sacrifices she had made in order to bring her into the world. 

The actress shared how 20 years ago, Yi Fong had been rejected from the hospital for being unable to afford the hospital fees to give birth, even though her water had already broken. At that time, Yi Fong, who was alone without family or friends by her side in Taiwan, rushed home to pawn the only thing of value she had: a watch that had been gifted to her previously. The money obtained from the pawnshop then paid for Yi Fong’s hospital fees. Yi Fong had previously shared this story of Eleanor’s birth in 2017 as well. 

Eleanor then ended her post with a message to her mum, writing that it was time for her to take care of Yi Fong now.

Photo: Eleanor Lee/Instagram

The Chen family go off the beaten path for their Japan vacation
The Chen family go off the beaten path for their Japan vacation
12 Oct 2019

The Chen family go off the beaten path for their Japan vacation

For their family vacation this time round, Edmund Chen, Xiang Yun, Chen Yixi, and Chen Yixin decided to explore the less-talked-about towns and cities of Japan, from Matsuyama to Kubokawa. We’re simply in love with the gorgeous snaps of Japan the family-of-four have been sharing on our Instagram feed the past week.

Photo: Edmund Chen/Instagram

More envy-inducing holiday snaps, courtesy of Julie Tan
More envy-inducing holiday snaps, courtesy of Julie Tan
12 Oct 2019

More envy-inducing holiday snaps, courtesy of Julie Tan

Clear, blue waters and gorgeous cliffs combine to make a postcard-worthy snap of the Algarve Coast in Portugal, as Julie shows us in this particular picture. 

Photo: Julie Tan/Instagram

Jayley and Hayley Woo take Japan by storm
Jayley and Hayley Woo take Japan by storm
12 Oct 2019

Jayley and Hayley Woo take Japan by storm

Okunoshima, or Rabbit Island, has been getting more popular these days, and for good reason. Why grapple with the bold-as-brass deer at Nara, when you can feed the super cute wild rabbits at Rabbit Island instead? However, for those who’re intending to visit the island, as Jayley notes in her caption, some of the bunnies have seriously sharp claws, so be careful.

Photo: Jayley Woo/Instagram

It’s a wrap for the cast of Happy Prince!
It’s a wrap for the cast of Happy Prince!
12 Oct 2019

It’s a wrap for the cast of Happy Prince!

It’s sure been hectic for the cast of upcoming Channel 8 drama, Happy Prince, with a packed filming schedule and unpredictable weather making their outdoor shoots a little bit tougher. See you guys on television in January next year, when the drama airs.

Photos: Romeo Tan/Instagram, Denise Camilla Tan/Instagram

SuperM marks their American debut with appearance on The Ellen Show
SuperM marks their American debut with appearance on The Ellen Show
12 Oct 2019

SuperM marks their American debut with appearance on The Ellen Show

Touted as the "Avengers of K-pop" (complete with an upcoming collaboration with Marvel), the super-group is made up of members from entertainment company SM Entertainment’s existing boy groups (think SHINee, EXO and NCT).

The septet made their official debut earlier this month, complete with a week of promotions in the United States, which culminated with an appearance on The Ellen Show with host Ellen Degeneres herself.

Photos: SMTown/Instagram

Janet Hsieh and George Young’s son turns two
Janet Hsieh and George Young’s son turns two
12 Oct 2019

Janet Hsieh and George Young’s son turns two

Little Egan sure has grown up in the blink of an eye. The adorable tot lent a hand in the kitchen for his birthday party preparations, baking his own birthday cake, which looks way delicious. Happy second birthday, Egan!

Photos: Janet Hsieh/Instagram

Jeanette Aw shares a snap from Tokyo
Jeanette Aw shares a snap from Tokyo
12 Oct 2019

Jeanette Aw shares a snap from Tokyo

The actress had the opportunity to play the starring role in a short film filmed in the city, and shared her enthusiasm at being able to work with a full Japanese crew. We can’t wait to find out more about the project!

Photo: Jeanette Aw/Instagram

Jeffrey Xu shares a family photo from the China remake of ‘The Little Nyonya’
Jeffrey Xu shares a family photo from the China remake of ‘The Little Nyonya’
12 Oct 2019

Jeffrey Xu shares a family photo from the China remake of ‘The Little Nyonya’

Anyone else looking forward to the debut of the Chinese remake of The Little Nyonya? Judging from Jeffrey’s caption, it looks like the series, which was originally scheduled to be broadcast online, will be shown on Hunan Television, China’s second most-watched channel. Stay tuned to find out the drama’s debut date.

Photo: Jeffrey Xu/Instagram

BY2 post a quick wefie from the recording studio
BY2 post a quick wefie from the recording studio
12 Oct 2019

BY2 post a quick wefie from the recording studio

It looks like the Singaporean duo is getting ready to release their ninth album, after their successful stint on the third season of the musical talent show, The Coming One

Photo: Yumi Bai/Instagram

Love 97.2’s Breakfast Quartet enjoy their Europe trip
Love 97.2’s Breakfast Quartet enjoy their Europe trip
12 Oct 2019

Love 97.2’s Breakfast Quartet enjoy their Europe trip

The DJs, who have been broadcasting live from Europe for the past few days, sure looked like they were enjoying their time in Europe! Mark Lee also posted a snap with his wife, Catherine, who had joined them on the trip, sharing that the couple has not had the chance to go on vacation together in a while.

Photos: Dennis Chew/Instagram, Mark Lee/Instagram

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