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
16 Nov 2018

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

It was a week of both merrymaking and mourning across social media: while there were plenty of birthdays (plus a well-known local fanclub’s 10th anniversary) and cute kids to smile at, we also saw the loss of two respected personalities and a troubled pop star’s beloved grandmother.

Read on for more.

Local celebs pay tribute to Stan Lee
Local celebs pay tribute to Stan Lee
16 Nov 2018

Local celebs pay tribute to Stan Lee

Marvel legend Stan Lee passed away at the age of 95 on November 12, and many flocked to social media to pay their respects, from the superstars who play his superheroes on the big screen, to anyone who was simply a fan and admirer of his work.

Sheila Sim and Dennis Chew were among the many local artistes who posted their thoughts on Instagram. “Thank you [Stan Lee] for the joy, hope, imagination, dreams, inspiration and adventures. There'll be no other like you. We've lost yet another super-human (sic)”, wrote Sheila, while Dennis mourned the loss of “another creator of countless legendary heroes”, indirectly referring to the other recent passing of Chinese wuxia novelist Louis Cha.

Nathan Hartono took things one step further by sketching several Marvel characters in tribute. “took a trip down memory lane after hearing some rough news today. all my textbooks in school looked more or less like this (sic)”, he wrote.

R.I.P Stan Lee.

Photos: Instagram/Dennis Chew, Sheila Sim, Nathan Hartono

G.E.M. Tang recalls meeting Stan Lee
G.E.M. Tang recalls meeting Stan Lee
16 Nov 2018

G.E.M. Tang recalls meeting Stan Lee

Did you know that there is a new Marvel heroine inspired by G.E.M.? The character, named Jewel, was unveiled in Shanghai just last month. According to Weibo, Stan Lee met G.E.M. during a previous trip to China, and was inspired to create a new superhero based on “the power of her voice”.

On Tuesday, G.E.M. shared a photo from her meeting with the comic book legend, writing, “So shocked, so sad... :( One of the sweetest and most humble person I’ve met, its my honour to have met you and share meetings on your creative and thought process (sic)”.

Photo: Instagram/G.E.M. Tang

Wang Leehom pays tribute to Stan Lee
Wang Leehom pays tribute to Stan Lee
16 Nov 2018

Wang Leehom pays tribute to Stan Lee

Also remembering the late legend with a photo together with him was Leehom, who was once attached to star in a movie adaptation of Stan Lee’s comic book series Annihilator. “Lighting a candle for you, my friend. We will never forget how you lit up the world with your art”, wrote the singer.

Photo: Instagram/Wang Leehom

‘Under One Roof’ actor Zaibo passes away
‘Under One Roof’ actor Zaibo passes away
16 Nov 2018

‘Under One Roof’ actor Zaibo passes away

Yet another talent was lost this week when Malaysian actor and comedian Zaibo, who starred in classic sitcom Under One Roof, died from cancer at the age of 62 on Wednesday.

“Rest in peace King. Thank you for all the laughter & memories you brought to both Singaporeans & Malaysians all these years (sic)”, wrote Tosh Zhang in his tribute on Instagram. Zaibo’s Under One Roof co-star, DJ Vernetta Lopez, wrote on Twitter, “I am so devastated to hear our beautiful friend, colleague & abang has passed away. Zaibo was the kindest gentlest of men and it was a privilege to work with him. (sic)”

Photos: Instagram/Tosh Zhang, Aaron Aziz

Aaron Yan’s grandmother passes away
Aaron Yan’s grandmother passes away
16 Nov 2018

Aaron Yan’s grandmother passes away

Despite being caught up in a relationship scandal right now, Aaron broke his social media silence on Tuesday to share that his maternal grandmother had passed away, penning a very, very long tribute to her.

Although he never directly addressed all the other recent events surrounding him (which is understandable), he thanked everyone who has “given him encouragement during this time”.

Photo: Instagram/Aaron Yan

Rui En’s fanclub celebrates 10th anniversary
Rui En’s fanclub celebrates 10th anniversary
16 Nov 2018

Rui En’s fanclub celebrates 10th anniversary

The actress’s famously dedicated official fanclub RBKD celebrated a decade since its inception on Thursday, and boy was it a big deal, with a three-hour yacht party, a huge bouquet of roses and a gorgeous cake. The team even put together a special montage of well-wishes from Rui En’s fellow artistes, which they shared on their social media sites.

Happy 10th birthday, RBKD!

Photos: Instagram/RBKD

Ben Yeo pokes fun at Rui En
Ben Yeo pokes fun at Rui En
16 Nov 2018

Ben Yeo pokes fun at Rui En

According to his caption, Ben told Rui En (while they were working on new drama Hello From The Other Side) that he “grew up watching her commercial”, to which she responded, “What!!! Who still [remembers] that advertisement?”

Although he didn’t elaborate further, it’s safe to assume that they were talking about Rui En’s SingTel “running girl” commercial, from which she was talent-spotted in 2001. But Ben, aren’t you three years older than Rui En?

Photo: Instagram/Ben Yeo

Daren Tan’s wife shares pic of growing bump
Daren Tan’s wife shares pic of growing bump
16 Nov 2018

Daren Tan’s wife shares pic of growing bump

“Looking forward to our little family”, wrote the actor’s wife, Dr. Nadia Lum, next to a lovely black-and-white photo of the parents-to-be cradling Nadia’s increasingly swollen belly. The couple is expecting a baby girl together.

Photo: Instagram/Nadia Lum

Xu Bin’s wife shows off son’s photo shoot
Xu Bin’s wife shows off son’s photo shoot
16 Nov 2018

Xu Bin’s wife shows off son’s photo shoot

My, what huge eyes little “Duo Le” has! These adorable pictures of Xu Bin and Evelyn Wang’s baby boy undoubtedly stole tons of hearts with his chubby cheeks and a gaze that makes us understand why Xu Bin is willing to do anything, even if it means a bit of suffering, for his son.

Photos: Instagram/Evelyn Wang

Fiona Xie posts sizzling selfies from resort getaway
Fiona Xie posts sizzling selfies from resort getaway
16 Nov 2018

Fiona Xie posts sizzling selfies from resort getaway

“Your gaze hits the side of my face” was the caption the Crazy Rich Asians actress wrote for all three close-up selfie posts from her sunbathing adventures in Thailand. But come on, we all know it ain’t just her face those gazes are hitting, if you know what we mean...

Photos: Instagram/Fiona Xie

Jay Chou shares cute story about daughter
Jay Chou shares cute story about daughter
16 Nov 2018

Jay Chou shares cute story about daughter

The Mandopop king posted an anecdote (in English) about a fan coming up to him and asking him for a picture. “And i said yes ! And My daughter said “i can too” (sic)”, he wrote. Little Hathaway is too adorable (not to mention stylish - check out that jacket).

Photo: Instagram/Jay Chou

Joanne Peh shares sweet snap of hubby and son
Joanne Peh shares sweet snap of hubby and son
16 Nov 2018

Joanne Peh shares sweet snap of hubby and son

We have no idea what Qi Yuwu is doing lying down like that, but that still didn’t stop us from going “awww” at him and Qi Didi appearing to spend some precious father-and-son bonding time together.

Photo: Instagram/Joanne Peh

Mark Lee’s son wins award at school
Mark Lee’s son wins award at school
16 Nov 2018

Mark Lee’s son wins award at school

The comedian jokingly expressed envy (“How hateful!”) at how his son Maksonn just won a prize for excellent results in primary one, beating Mark’s own record of only receiving his first award (which was for a story-telling competition) in primary three.

Don’t worry, Maksonn, your father is definitely super proud of you.

Photo: Instagram/Mark Lee

Jacelyn Tay's son also wins an award at school
Jacelyn Tay's son also wins an award at school
17 Nov 2018

Jacelyn Tay's son also wins an award at school

Another son making his parents proud is Zavier Wong, who was honoured with a class achievement award on Friday.

As happy as she was, Jacelyn made clear that she doesn't want her boy to be defined by trophies and certificates. "Yes, virtue is more precious than awards. Awards are bonus. Even if you never get any award today, mama is still very proud of you because of your character. I hope when you grow up and read all these that I have written for you, you will always remember that a person's value is in his character, not anything outward. (sic)"

Very wise and encouraging words, indeed.

Photos: Instagram/Jacelyn Tay

Jacelyn Tay announces divorce from husband
Jacelyn Tay announces divorce from husband
18 Nov 2018

Jacelyn Tay announces divorce from husband

Unfortunately, the happy news of Zavier's achievement at school was soon followed by a sad one. On Sunday, Jacelyn dropped a bomb when she revealed that she and her husband of eight years, Brian Wong, are "at the final stage of divorce proceedings".

"Many may be shocked. Don't worry, me and Zavier are fine", she wrote. "I do not think I owe anyone the reason for divorce except to my son. Even if you guys know, you can't help or change anything for us. Hence I ask all who truly care for me and Zavier to give us a peaceful Christmas this year."

She then shared that Zavier and his father are currently on their way to Europe together. "I ask that no one comment here as I will delete all comments for my son's sake. If you truly love us and want to give support, just give a Like and pray for us. (sic)"

We wish the family all the best.

Photos: Instagram/Jacelyn Tay

Julie Tan posts #throwback to filming in China
Julie Tan posts #throwback to filming in China
16 Nov 2018

Julie Tan posts #throwback to filming in China

The actress shared a glimpse of what the magical world in Till We Meet Again - The Prequel really looks like in real life sometimes: one giant green screen. “Loving all the special effects and CGI ! Kudos to the team (sic)”, she wrote. Good job, indeed.

Photo: Instagram/Julie Tan

This is probably the most terrifying birthday photo we’ve seen
This is probably the most terrifying birthday photo we’ve seen
16 Nov 2018

This is probably the most terrifying birthday photo we’ve seen

Joanna Dong turned 37 on Thursday and celebrated her “cult leader aspirations” with her birthday cake, a knife and a T-shirt that reads “SINISTER AND EVIL CULT” at the back. Because why not, right?

Photos: Instagram/Joanna Dong

Koki's birthday tribute to dad Takuya Kimura
Koki's birthday tribute to dad Takuya Kimura
16 Nov 2018

Koki's birthday tribute to dad Takuya Kimura

Mitsuki Kimura, better known as Koki, wished her Japanese superstar dad a happy birthday on Tuesday (he turned 46) with an artistic photo of their silhouettes against the sky and a message in English and Japanese, which read, “Happy birthday Daddy! I am the luckiest girl to have such a funky, funny and loving person as my dad. Love you so much!” Awww...

Photo: Instagram/Mitsuki Kimura

Sandara Park celebrates birthday
Sandara Park celebrates birthday
16 Nov 2018

Sandara Park celebrates birthday

The former 2NE1 member turned 34 on Monday, but only got around to posting a few pictures from her day out on Friday. Is it just us, or is that a lot of candles for one tiny cake?

Photo: Instagram/Sandara Park

Park Hyung Sik celebrates birthday
Park Hyung Sik celebrates birthday
17 Nov 2018

Park Hyung Sik celebrates birthday

Korean stars sure get some pretty outrageous cakes. Check out this colourful concoction the actor got for his 27th birthday on Friday. We wouldn't even know where and how to begin eating it.

Photos: Instagram/Park Hyung Sik

Julian Cheung, Anita Yuen’s son celebrates birthday
Julian Cheung, Anita Yuen’s son celebrates birthday
16 Nov 2018

Julian Cheung, Anita Yuen’s son celebrates birthday

The Hong Kong celeb couple’s only son Morton turned 12 on Monday, and his mother posted a lovely photo of him with a cake, along with a simple birthday wish in English and Mandarin. Handsome kid, isn’t he?

Photo: Instagram/Anita Yuen

Myolie Wu’s “very long” birthday celebration
Myolie Wu’s “very long” birthday celebration
16 Nov 2018

Myolie Wu’s “very long” birthday celebration

The Hong Kong actress, her husband Philip Lee and their baby son Brendan jetted off to the Maldives for a family vacation last week, and it turned out to be a “very long birthday celebration for Mrs Lee”, as Philip wrote on his Instagram. “But she’s worth every minute”. Can anyone say #couplegoals?

Photo: Instagram/Philip Lee

Li Ronghao approves of Rainie Yang's new hairstyle
Li Ronghao approves of Rainie Yang's new hairstyle
17 Nov 2018

Li Ronghao approves of Rainie Yang's new hairstyle

How on earth is the Taiwanese singer-actress 34 years old!? With her new bangs and darker tresses, which she got to commemorate her 19th anniversary in showbiz on Friday, Rainie could easily pass off as someone in her early 20s or even younger.

Someone who definitely approves of the change is her singer boyfriend, who left a simple comment in Chinese, "Beautiful". Yet another small example of #couplegoals.

Photos: Instagram/Rainie Yang

Minzy cuddles with a koala
Minzy cuddles with a koala
17 Nov 2018

Minzy cuddles with a koala

The former 2NE1 member had a fan meeting in Gold Coast, Australia last night, but it looks like she took some time out from her trip there to visit a wildlife sanctuary to get up close and personal with the adorable, furry residents there.

Photo: Instagram/Minzy

Hong Ling, Nick Teo go on another running date
Hong Ling, Nick Teo go on another running date
16 Nov 2018

Hong Ling, Nick Teo go on another running date

The couple that works out together, stays together? Ever since going public with their relationship, their respective social media accounts have been saturated with pictures or clips of them exercising together. We guess it is pretty cute lah, plus, having a workout buddy certainly makes the process much more pleasant.

Photos: Instagram/Hong Ling

Shawn Yue and Cody’s matching father-son fashion
Shawn Yue and Cody’s matching father-son fashion
16 Nov 2018

Shawn Yue and Cody’s matching father-son fashion

According to the Hong Kong actor, his baby son “loves to watch the sea”, which explains all those outdoor walks. What caught our attention in this pic, however, is how Cody looks exactly like his dad’s “mini-me” in a similar black hoodie. Too cute!

Photo: Instagram/Shawn Yue

Leanne Li shows off growing baby bump
Leanne Li shows off growing baby bump
17 Nov 2018

Leanne Li shows off growing baby bump

Mrs. Wong Cho Lam brought the couple's unborn daughter to a concert on Friday because "she really loves music". Who knows, perhaps their little one might find a career in showbiz in the future as well?

Photo: Instagram/Leanne Li

Xiang Yun flaunts look from ‘The Little Nyonya’
Xiang Yun flaunts look from ‘The Little Nyonya’
16 Nov 2018

Xiang Yun flaunts look from ‘The Little Nyonya’

Filming for The Little Nyonya - New Edition is well under way in Malaysia, and the veteran actress showed a few snippets of the set and her costume on Instagram. Looking good!

Photo: Instagram/Xiang Yun

Desmond Tan, Rebecca Lim reunited at event
Desmond Tan, Rebecca Lim reunited at event
17 Nov 2018

Desmond Tan, Rebecca Lim reunited at event

Have this year's Star Awards Best Actor and Best Actress winners and former BFFs finally patched things up between them, or is this just them fulfilling their duties as car brand ambassadors (and nothing more)? Either way, it's nice to see them in the same photo again after so long. 

Photos: Instagram/The Celebrity Agency

Get well soon, Aden Chen!
Get well soon, Aden Chen!
16 Nov 2018

Get well soon, Aden Chen!

Oh man, it looks like Andie Chen and Kate Pang’s poor little boy has been struck with a nasty case of eczema (also known as atopic dermatitis). “Aden feels the itch; mummy feels the pain”, Kate wrote.

Photo: Instagram/Kandie Family

Ya Hui asks fans for song recommendations
Ya Hui asks fans for song recommendations
16 Nov 2018

Ya Hui asks fans for song recommendations

After being told that her taste in music is outdated, Ya Hui took to social media to ask her followers for songs that all the kids these days are listening to, and was bombarded with suggestions to check out top K-pop acts, with BLACKPINK, TWICE, BTS and EXO appearing multiple times.

“I’ve really never heard of them before”, she admitted in an Instagram Story. “I only know Girls’ Generation, BIGBANG, JYP”. Well, we suppose it’s never too late to learn new things.

Photos: Instagram/Ya Hui

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