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
14 Sep 2019

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

It’s celebrations galore in this week’s star social media round-up, not just because of the Mid-Autumn Festival, but also loads of birthdays, anniversaries of various kinds, and the arrival of yet another celeb tot. Read on for more!

Cheryl Wee gave birth to her second child
Cheryl Wee gave birth to her second child
14 Sep 2019

Cheryl Wee gave birth to her second child

Like the actress-entrepreneur’s husband Roy Fong noted in his post, their daughter (whose name was eventually revealed to be Emma) sure knew how to pick an auspicious day to be born: 9/9/19. Both parents shared in their respective captions that they did not expect Marc’s little sister to arrive so early (she was originally due in late September), but fortunately, it was a safe and smooth delivery.

“The cramps that kept me up all night was worth every bit. I was even thinking that the cramps would subside by morning and I could go ahead with work as planned,” wrote Cheryl. Instead, she ended up welcoming another member into her family. Congrats!

Photos: Instagram/Cheryl Wee, Roy Fong

Joanne Peh and Qi Yuwu went on a romantic holiday for their wedding anniversary
Joanne Peh and Qi Yuwu went on a romantic holiday for their wedding anniversary
14 Sep 2019

Joanne Peh and Qi Yuwu went on a romantic holiday for their wedding anniversary

Five years ago on September 9, the actors, who surprised many when they went public with their relationship, surprised everyone once again when they tied the knot in a super top secret ceremony on Sentosa.

To celebrate their anniversary, Joanne and Yuwu jetted off to Marrakech, Morocco earlier this week for a romantic getaway sans their two kids. They also each shared sweet photos on Instagram, with Joanne penning a touching message to her husband that reads, “You light my path so I can bravely walk alone; You build me steps, so I can climb into the unknown; You collect my tears, and turn them into pearls; You remind me life is made up of fears.”

Photos: Instagram/Joanne Peh, Qi Yuwu

Lina Ng had a rather unusual 19th wedding anniversary request
Lina Ng had a rather unusual 19th wedding anniversary request
14 Sep 2019

Lina Ng had a rather unusual 19th wedding anniversary request

Did you know that Lina and her husband, former national bowler Mike Lam, also tied the knot on September 9 (except they did it 14 years before Mr. and Mrs. Qi)?

According to the actress, the day before they tucked into a sumptuous dinner at the posh LeVeL 33, Mike went full Marie Kondo and spent six hours cleaning up the house and throwing away unwanted things, which she said was her anniversary gift request. Well, it certainly is more practical than diamonds and flowers, right?

Photos: Instagram/Lina Ng

Yvonne Lim’s hubby had a totally rad 40th birthday party
Yvonne Lim’s hubby had a totally rad 40th birthday party
14 Sep 2019

Yvonne Lim’s hubby had a totally rad 40th birthday party

The actress’s husband, Alex Tien, officially entered the big 4-0 club last Thursday, and Yvonne (who should seriously consider launching her own party-planning business) threw an awesome 80s-themed shindig for him, which was attended by loads of their friends including Hong Hui Fang, who made a special trip over to Taipei.

We think everyone looked bangin’, but our personal picks for best-dressed are the couple’s kids AJ and Alexa. That headband and off-shoulder top are too cute on them!

Photos: Instagram/Hong Hui Fang, Yvonne Lim

Kids stole the spotlight in Mid-Autumn Festival posts
Kids stole the spotlight in Mid-Autumn Festival posts
14 Sep 2019

Kids stole the spotlight in Mid-Autumn Festival posts

With the Mid-Autumn Festival taking place last Friday, many took to social media to share their well-wishes and photos of their celebrations, which included eating mooncakes and playing with lanterns. The pics with the kids were our favourites, especially the one with Janet Hsieh and George Young’s son Egan showing everyone just how you wear a pomelo hat. Too cute.

Photos: Instagram/Janet Hsieh, Elvin Ng, Myolie Wu, Xu Bin

Belinda Lee held a funeral for her fur-kid
Belinda Lee held a funeral for her fur-kid
14 Sep 2019

Belinda Lee held a funeral for her fur-kid

Sadly, while the actress-host’s precious Man Man appeared to be doing much better last month after a major surgery and acupuncture sessions to treat her cancer, the pooch passed away earlier this week.

On Thursday, Belinda shared several photos from a cremation service, where several friends dropped by to pay their last respects to Man Man, and wrote, “I’m trying my hardest to deal and get through life without you. Though it was extremely painful to say goodbye, I know we will meet again in heaven. People say that you are so blessed to have found me. I would say that I’m incredibly blessed to have found you. Thank you for loving me more than you loved yourself.”

Rest in peace, dear Man Man.

Photos: Instagram/Belinda Lee

Hannah Quinlivan mourned the destruction of a childhood vacation spot
Hannah Quinlivan mourned the destruction of a childhood vacation spot
14 Sep 2019

Hannah Quinlivan mourned the destruction of a childhood vacation spot

The historic Binna Burra Lodge in Queensland, Australia was completely destroyed in massive bushfires raging across the state last week, and Hannah is one of the many who are heartbroken by the loss.

“Terribly sad about the destruction of my beloved Binna Burra Lodge where I spent many heartfelt holidays with family and friends,” she wrote on Instagram alongside two childhood photos of her with her father and grandfather. “It was the venue for my parents’ wedding reception. And it was also a place where my parents and grandparents had been taking me to enjoy the Bush and be with nature, since I was a kid.”

“There are just so many fond memories of wholesome outdoor experiences of us at the lodge. We value the importance of the sacrifice and risks Australian firefighters undertake everyday. We should continue to be more conscious and concerned about the importance of environmental protection, fire prevention and firefighting. And my heart goes out to all who have been affected by these bushfires.”

Photos: Instagram/Hannah Quinlivan

Is Gary Chaw’s wife pregnant with their third child?
Is Gary Chaw’s wife pregnant with their third child?
14 Sep 2019

Is Gary Chaw’s wife pregnant with their third child?

For some reason, the Malaysian-born singer decided to be cheeky last Tuesday and post two pictures of his wife Wu Sou Ling showing off a prominent belly bump and the caption, “Thank you everybody!”

The comments section was soon flooded with congratulatory messages from his followers and famous friends, including Charlene Choi and Aisa Senda, who clearly thought he had just announced the impending arrival of his third child.

Alas, it was all a random social media prank, and both Gary and Sou Ling went on to clarify that it was just a food baby as the result of her overeating. We’re still wondering why he decided to pull this, though.

Photo: Instagram/Gary Chaw

Fiona Xie suited up for Tommy Hilfiger’s New York fashion show…
Fiona Xie suited up for Tommy Hilfiger’s New York fashion show…
14 Sep 2019

Fiona Xie suited up for Tommy Hilfiger’s New York fashion show…

Hollywood star Zendaya has collaborated with American clothing label Tommy Hilfiger on a second collection, and Fiona got to attend the showcase and rub shoulders with the designers themselves. She does look pretty smashing in that outfit, doesn’t she?

Photos: Instagram/Fiona Xie

… while Tong Bing Yu chilled with other celebs at Michael Kors’s presentation
… while Tong Bing Yu chilled with other celebs at Michael Kors’s presentation
14 Sep 2019

… while Tong Bing Yu chilled with other celebs at Michael Kors’s presentation

Also hitting up New York Fashion Week was Bing Yu, who attended the Michael Kors showcase and snapped photos with the designer himself, as well as Hong Kong actress Selena Lee and fellow Malaysian actress Scha Alyahya.

Photos: Instagram/Tong Bing Yu

Ji Sung (the actor) showed off his daughter’s drawings...
Ji Sung (the actor) showed off his daughter’s drawings...
14 Sep 2019

Ji Sung (the actor) showed off his daughter’s drawings...

The South Korean actor was clearly having a proud dad moment when he uploaded his four-year-old daughter Jiyu’s artwork. He also took the opportunity to wish his followers a happy Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving).

Photos: Instagram/Ji Sung

… and Ji Sung (the former Wanna One member) reunited with his ex-bandmates
… and Ji Sung (the former Wanna One member) reunited with his ex-bandmates
14 Sep 2019

… and Ji Sung (the former Wanna One member) reunited with his ex-bandmates

NU’EST’s Minhyun, who is currently appearing in the ongoing musical Marie Antoinette in Seoul, recently had a visit from two of his former Wanna One bandmates, AB6IX’s Daehwi, as well as Yoon Ji Sung, who is currently doing his mandatory military service. The latter shared some photos of their reunion last Thursday night, much to the delight of fans.

Photos: Instagram/Yoon Ji Sung

Tay Ping Hui gave an update on his injured finger…
Tay Ping Hui gave an update on his injured finger…
14 Sep 2019

Tay Ping Hui gave an update on his injured finger…

About two months ago, the actor crushed his left ring finger when he accidentally slammed a car door on it during filming (ouch). Last Monday, he shared an update on the poor digit’s condition, revealing that “it’s healing rather well”, except that “the old dead nail is stubbornly clinging on for dear life”, and he’s “really fighting the urge to just rip it off”.

We’ve censored the short clip of him flipping the torn nail up and down like some sort of lid here, but if you want to see the entire thing in all its gory glory, feel free to look it up on his page. Don’t say we didn’t warn you, though.

Photos: Instagram/Tay Ping Hui

… and had a frustrating experience at the cinema
… and had a frustrating experience at the cinema
14 Sep 2019

… and had a frustrating experience at the cinema

That facepalm perfectly sums up Ping Hui’s recent experience in a movie theatre, where he had a run-in with a rude and entitled fellow patron. According to his caption, he sat in front of a woman in her 60s who ”incessantly made untimely comments and talked as though she was in her living room, totally oblivious to the other paying moviegoers around her”.

After trying to bear with it for almost an hour, Ping Hui turned around and shushed her once - which she did not take very well at all, judging from the confrontation that took place after the show had ended. She accused him of being “arrogant and rude” just because he was an actor and asked why he didn’t get others in the cinema to keep quiet, after which Ping Hui “realised it was a lost cause” and walked away.

“To be honest, I was more amused about the whole incident than angry because it's really one thing to be ignorant, but it's a whole different level when you are ignorant and don't even know it,” he mused.

Photo: Instagram/Tay Ping Hui

The Muttons’ Justin Ang braved a terrifying Las Vegas ride
The Muttons’ Justin Ang braved a terrifying Las Vegas ride
14 Sep 2019

The Muttons’ Justin Ang braved a terrifying Las Vegas ride

According to the official website, the X-Scream is described as a ride that “propels you and several other riders headfirst, 27 feet over the edge of the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower”. Then, “after being shot over the edge, you'll dangle weightlessly above the Las Vegas Strip before being pulled back and propelled over again for more.”

Well then, that completely explains the DJ’s utterly horrified expression in this official ride photo, which his fellow Mutton Vernon A willingly forked out US$30 for. Kudos to Justin for daring to take the plunge (quite literally!)

Photo: Instagram/Class 95

Rebecca Lim paid a sweet birthday tribute to her mum
Rebecca Lim paid a sweet birthday tribute to her mum
14 Sep 2019

Rebecca Lim paid a sweet birthday tribute to her mum

As per her usual tradition of sharing old photos to mark special occasions with her family members, the actress posted this flower-filled gem of herself, her siblings, and their mum to wish the latter a happy birthday last Monday.

“Blessed birthday to the strongest and most beautiful woman I’ll ever know. May Abba keep you safe, happy and healthy, and turn those miracles you’ve been hoping for into reality. We love you Mommy (sic),” she wrote.

Also, we love how this photo proves that Becks has always had that charming eye smile of hers, even as a cute little girl.

Photo: Instagram/Rebecca Lim

S.H.E celebrated their 18th anniversary…
S.H.E celebrated their 18th anniversary…
14 Sep 2019

S.H.E celebrated their 18th anniversary…

Can you believe it’s been 18 years since the Taiwanese trio made their debut? To mark the occasion on social media, member Ella Chen took to her Instagram to share a few cute #throwback photos, but to be honest, we weren’t 100 percent sure if these are really that old because they don’t look like they’ve aged a day since then.

Photos: Instagram/Ella Chen

… and Stefanie Sun shared a lovely wefie in subtle tribute
… and Stefanie Sun shared a lovely wefie in subtle tribute
14 Sep 2019

… and Stefanie Sun shared a lovely wefie in subtle tribute

We wonder if Stef deliberately saved this photo, which is believed to have been taken backstage at the Golden Melody Awards in June, to post on S.H.E’s anniversary?

Photo: Instagram/Stefanie Sun

Show Luo dedicated a sweet birthday post to his girlfriend
Show Luo dedicated a sweet birthday post to his girlfriend
14 Sep 2019

Show Luo dedicated a sweet birthday post to his girlfriend

Awww, it’s nice to see how comfortable the Taiwanese singer is getting with being open about his relationship on social media. On Thursday, he shared a lovely photo of him holding hands with Chinese blogger Grace Chow against a majestic sunset with the caption, “Posting your favourite photo on this day, September 12. Happy birthday.”

Grace quickly responded with a sweet comment that reads, “I like this photo because you can’t hide the love in your eyes, just like how I love you.”

Again now, everyone: awww...

Photo: Instagram/Show Luo

Patricia Mok and Ann Kok looked yummy at a party
Patricia Mok and Ann Kok looked yummy at a party
14 Sep 2019

Patricia Mok and Ann Kok looked yummy at a party

We must say we're digging the theme of this birthday party that the actresses attended yesterday, which was "come in your favourite food". Pat turned into "Miss Wan Tan Mee", while Ann showed off her love for instant noodles.

Photos: Instagram/Patricia Mok, Ann Kok

Sonia Chew and Joakim Gomez hung out with Hailee Steinfeld
Sonia Chew and Joakim Gomez hung out with Hailee Steinfeld
14 Sep 2019

Sonia Chew and Joakim Gomez hung out with Hailee Steinfeld

American singer-actress Hailee Steinfeld was in town earlier this week and dropped by the 987FM studio for a chat with DJs Sonia and Joakim, who both reported that she was a joy to interview.

According to Joakim, the girls really started bonding when the topic shifted to “animal Instagram accounts”, and now, Hailee and Sonia have apparently made plans to “work on that baby-llama-with-no-drama farm soon”. That does sound like an ideal job.

Photos: Instagram/Sonia Chew

Xu Bin’s son started enrichment classes
Xu Bin’s son started enrichment classes
14 Sep 2019

Xu Bin’s son started enrichment classes

Baby Ethan may have just turned one, but it looks like his dad is already making sure that he’s well-equipped to go far in life by enrolling him in an enrichment school that specialises in children’s brain development. We guess it’s never too early to start one’s learning journey.

Photo: Instagram/Xu Bin

Zoe Tay’s son couldn’t really fully enjoy their vacation
Zoe Tay’s son couldn’t really fully enjoy their vacation
14 Sep 2019

Zoe Tay’s son couldn’t really fully enjoy their vacation

Ah Jie and her family have been indulging in some luxurious rest and relaxation time at the posh Dhevatara Cove in Koh Samui, Thailand, but for her second son, Ashton, part of his holiday has to be given up to make way for studying for his upcoming PSLE. Poor kid. At least it’s a very picturesque mugging spot?

Photos: Instagram/Zoe Tay

Was Zhu Houren indirectly roasting his son?
Was Zhu Houren indirectly roasting his son?
14 Sep 2019

Was Zhu Houren indirectly roasting his son?

“The one who knows how to strike the best pose is not necessarily the artiste,” the veteran actor wrote next to a hilarious photo of his son Joel Choo, whose somewhat resigned expression was a stark contrast to the two adorably photo-ready children around him at a wedding.

Photo: Instagram/Zhu Houren

Barbie and Dee Hsu celebrated their mum’s birthday
Barbie and Dee Hsu celebrated their mum’s birthday
14 Sep 2019

Barbie and Dee Hsu celebrated their mum’s birthday

The showbiz sisters’ mother turned 65 earlier this week (Dee seemed unwilling to accept her mama’s age) and there was an intimate celebration at S Hotel, which is run by Barbie and her husband Wang Xiaofei (Dee made sure to praise the food in her caption).

Photos: Instagram/Dee Hsu

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