Rui En thanks fans for accompanying her on 'lonely' showbiz journey

Rui En celebrated her fan club, RBKD’s 10th anniversary over the weekend

Rui En with her certificate of appreciation from RBKD
Rui En with her certificate of appreciation from RBKD
15 Nov 2018

Rui En with her certificate of appreciation from RBKD

Photos: RBKD

Fan support is everything in showbiz, and for Rui En, she has been propped up by a group of very supportive people, through ups and downs, for the past 10 years. They are none other than RBKD – the official fan club of Rui En.

It was no wonder she had told them that they are her motivating force and her source of strength to get through a tiring shoot—even while running a temperature and only ending work for Hello From The Other Side after midnight the day before, at her fan club’s 10th anniversary celebration last Saturday. And made an exception to celebrate their 'birthday' although she's "never one to celebrate birthdays [and] never found the need to celebrate birthdays."

More than 40 members were present and some came in from as far as Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Batam, Indonesia to attend the celebrations.

According to a memo issued to the media by her fan club, Rui En was still nursing a temperature on Saturday but had stayed with them for the entire three-hour celebration aboard the Royal Albatross.

There was a cake-cutting session, small group interactions and a mini certificate presentation “ceremony” to recognise members who have been with the fan club for five to 10 years. Rui En was awarded with a Certificate of Appreciation, too, for her “trust and love for RBKD”.

(Continued on next page: Rui En's birthday message to her fan club)

Rui En celebrates RBKD's 10th anniversary
Rui En celebrates RBKD's 10th anniversary
15 Nov 2018

Rui En celebrates RBKD's 10th anniversary

In return, the actress prepared a sweet gift to thank her fan club for all they’ve done and to celebrate a decade of togetherness. The specially commissioned Croquembouche cake, made by award-winning Resorts World Sentosa chef Kenny Kong, consisted of 101 profiteroles in RBKD’s signature colours of black, white and gold atop a chocolate fudge cake.

The 37-year-old told her fan club that amidst her gruelling schedule, she would sometimes ‘forget’ who she was working so hard for, and their gathering was a ‘timely’ reminder to her that everything she has done was for them – because at the end of the day she knows they are there for her, waiting for her next drama.

“I am very grateful to have RBKD accompany me throughout my journey in this industry,” said Rui En through her manager. [I’m] especially happy to see so many familiar faces during this gathering today. 10 years is not an easy feat and I hope to continue the journey with you guys in the upcoming years. Thank you for your unconditional support and love.”

In a video message to fans, she said, "The path in showbiz and the path in acting has never been an easy one – and it’s quite a lonely one, I must say. But you guys have always been there and are still there. And I’m very grateful for that, very happy for that."

Rui En celebrates RBKD's 10th anniversary
Rui En celebrates RBKD's 10th anniversary
15 Nov 2018

Rui En celebrates RBKD's 10th anniversary

Rui En celebrates RBKD's 10th anniversary
Rui En celebrates RBKD's 10th anniversary
15 Nov 2018

Rui En celebrates RBKD's 10th anniversary

Rui En celebrates RBKD's 10th anniversary
Rui En celebrates RBKD's 10th anniversary
15 Nov 2018

Rui En celebrates RBKD's 10th anniversary

Toggle gets Rui En to pen a birthday message to her fan club
Toggle gets Rui En to pen a birthday message to her fan club
15 Nov 2018

Toggle gets Rui En to pen a birthday message to her fan club

Rui En celebrates RBKD's 10th anniversary
Rui En celebrates RBKD's 10th anniversary
15 Nov 2018

Rui En celebrates RBKD's 10th anniversary

Rui En's gift for RBKD, and her bouquet of roses from them
Rui En's gift for RBKD, and her bouquet of roses from them
15 Nov 2018

Rui En's gift for RBKD, and her bouquet of roses from them

Rui En celebrates RBKD's 10th anniversary
Rui En celebrates RBKD's 10th anniversary
15 Nov 2018

Rui En celebrates RBKD's 10th anniversary

Click on for more pictures and a special note penned by Rui En in this gallery.

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

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