An old video of Taiwanese celebrity sisters Barbie and Dee Hsu on a variety show has been making the rounds online recently, inciting much discussion amongst netizens.
In the video clip, Barbie and Dee were discussing relationship deal-breakers. In the course of their discussion, the topic of “third parties” came up, with the sisters sharing that there is one person that you should be especially wary of.
According to them, those who are in a relationship should be extra careful if their boyfriend has a female friend who they treat as “one of the guys”.
“There’s nothing else you can say, she’s definitely a vixen,” Barbie and Dee declared. “As long as the words, ‘she’s one of the guys’ are uttered when describing her, she’s automatically a vixen, (someone who will steal your boyfriend away from you).”
Dee shared, “If someone like that appears around your boyfriend, then you’re definitely being cheated on, if not, then you’re about to be cheated on.”
Barbie then went one step further by sharing that if the female friend in question is introduced to the girlfriend as a “god-sister”, as long as the girlfriend is harsh towards her, the “god-sister” will be frightened off.
Their comments drew mixed reactions from netizens, with some commenting that the sisters were absolutely right. However, others felt that Barbie and Dee went overboard with their blanket statements.
Hong Kong singer-actor Aaron Kwok nabbed the Best Actor Award at the 25th Huading Awards. In an interview with the media after his win, Aaron shared that getting such affirmation from the audience is a great motivator for him.
With two other films, Theory of Ambition and I’m Living It set to be released later this year, the father-of-two is sure to have a packed schedule ahead.
Aaron, who welcomed his second child, a daughter nicknamed Guo Er Bao with his Chinese model wife Moka Fang in April this year, also took the opportunity to gush about life as a father-of-two. He shared that although he has played a number of fatherly roles throughout his career, he could only give life to his characters by observing the behaviour of his friends who’ve started families of their own.
After becoming a father though, Aaron shared that the experience was very much different from his expectations. “You will not be able to really understand the feeling unless you are a father,” he said. “That moment when your daughter smiles at you, it’s extremely gratifying”.
Laughing, Aaron also shared fatherhood is the best thing that has happened to him, and that he feels that he’s extremely blessed and lucky. He then ended things off by thanking his two daughters for being his motivation to work harder.
Aaron tied the knot with Moka in April 2016. The couple welcomed their daughter, Chantelle, in September that year, with Guo Er Bao joining the family in April this year.
Kenneth Ma attended a fashion event in Hong Kong. Although the actor often has to dress up for public appearances, he shared that he usually prefers more casual, comfortable clothes when he’s off duty.
His latest drama Big White Duel recently began airing, but according to Kenneth, he hasn’t had time to read netizens’ reviews. He also admitted to not paying too much attention to the viewership ratings.
Now that filming is all done, Kenneth was asked if he will be taking a vacation for some much needed rest and relaxation. “Yes!” he said with a laugh. “A lot of things have happened recently, so I need some time off to collect my thoughts.”
Also at the event was Jess Sum, who showed up wearing a low-cut dress. “My husband wouldn’t mind me dressing like this,” she said. “He is always very supportive of me, and told me that I look pretty.”
Since leaving TVB, the actress has been busy working on a new movie, in which she had the chance to try shooting a gun for the very first time. “It’s been very challenging yet exciting for me,” she said.
The news of Taiwanese model Lin Chi-ling’s marriage to Japanese actor-singer Akira sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry last week.
Since then, messages of congratulations and blessings have poured in for the couple, with Taiwanese actress Tiffany Hsu, who’s under the same management agency as Chi-ling, sharing her thoughts on the model’s flash marriage at a media event recently.
“I feel that her happiness is everyone’s happiness. Everyone has been looking forward to the day where she’ll find (her own happiness). Now that she’s found it, everyone’s very happy for her. Likewise, I offer my sincere blessings (to the couple),” Tiffany said.
When asked if she felt jealous of Chi-ling and Akira, Tiffany replied, “No, I have my own (happiness) as well”. Tiffany went public with her relationship with cinematographer Liu You Nian in October 2017. The media then followed up by asking if You Nian had proposed to Tiffany yet.
“Even if he did (propose to me), I wouldn’t tell you,” Tiffany laughed. However, the 34-year-old is not ruling out the possibility of a sudden marriage.
“I don’t have any particular feelings towards anything, I don’t know,” she replied, when asked if she will be joining the list of celebrities who’ve had a flash marriage.
Taiwanese actress Alyssa Chia and Taiwanese businessman Sun Zihao might have filed for divorce in 2010, but that has not stopped the pair from being there for their daughter, Angel Sun.
The 14-year-old graduated from middle school, and Alyssa, Zihao, along with current husband, Taiwanese actor Xiu Jie Kai, attended the ceremony in Shanghai. Alyssa’s eldest daughter attends Concordia International School Shanghai.
Alyssa updated her Weibo with photos taken at the ceremony and wrote, “The mix of emotions that I felt today was really overwhelming. 14 years ago, my eldest daughter was born and my life changed dramatically. I learned what unconditional love is because of her (…) Today is Angel’s graduation ceremony! Unconditional love gathered all of us here today. I’m thankful to my past, which has given me the beautiful life that I have now.”
Although she did not name her ex-husband explicitly, she included a photo of the both of them standing next to Angel. Jie Kai posed for a similar photo, which came as no surprise to netizens as he is known to dote on Angel despite not being biologically related to her.
Jie Kai and Alyssa, who tied the knot in 2015, have two daughters, 3-year-old Bubu and 2-year-old Bobo.
Hong Kong actor Hawick Lau and Chinese actress Yang Mi announced that they have filed for divorce last December after years of speculation that they were trapped in a loveless marriage.
There was speculation that the actress would fight her ex-husband for custody of their only child, a daughter nicknamed ‘Little Glutinous Rice’, but there have been no follow-up reports on these rumours. The toddler is believed to be based in Hong Kong, and Yang Mi has been spotted flying in and out of the city in order to spend time with her daughter.
On June 1, Little Glutinous Rice celebrated her fifth birthday, and had a party in Hong Kong to mark the occasion. Yang Mi was spotted at the Hong Kong International Airport on May 31, leading to speculation that she would be present at the party. However, there was no sign of her in the pictures uploaded online, which casted doubts on her attendance at the event.
However, Hawick’s father, veteran actor Lau Dan, has since cleared the suspicions when he confirmed that both Yang Mi and Hawick were at the party. In an interview at a media event on June 12, he explained that the family wanted to have a bigger celebration for Little Glutinous Rice this year, and both her parents agreed that this would be a special day for their little girl.
Lau Dan continued that although Hawick was working on the morning of the party, he made sure that the decorations were all in place through multiple phone calls with the decorating team, and ordered hundreds of balloons to liven up the venue. He is also said to have ordered an extra-large unicorn for Little Glutinous Rice, who is born in the Year of the Horse.
Hong Kong actress Charmaine Sheh, who rose to new levels of fame after starring in Story of Yanxi Palace, has kept her plate full in the past year.
She announced the launch of her cosmetics line Sh in May, and less than a month later, has expanded her horizons once again by taking on the role of a swimsuit designer in a collaboration with Hong Kong brand Gourami.
The 44-year-old posted two photos of herself in her self-designed swimwear on her social media platforms, and has received an overwhelming positive response on the post. The 14-piece collection, which is now available online, is priced between HK$499 (S$87) and HK$899 (S$157) and includes bikinis, one-piece swimsuits and a monokini.
On the same day, she attended the collection's launch event in Hong Kong, where she shared with reporters that she is willing to take on photoshoots or projects that require her to show more skin than usual, as long as the concept is one that encourages “a healthy sort of beauty”.
As for her cosmetics brand Sh, the line currently only consists of 12 shades of lipstick which she was inspired to create while filming Yanxi Palace. She explained that she wanted to have lipstick shades that would be able to express her character’s change from a consort to an empress, but was unable to find a shade of red that she liked. She ended up mixing different shades, and later developing her own lipstick line.
Sh’s lipsticks went on sale on June 10. At press time, over 100,000 units have been sold on WeChat e-commerce platform Youzan.
Charmaine Sheh has teamed up with athleisure brand Gourami to launch a swimsuit collection, which was unveiled at a fashion showcase in Hong Kong.
The actress admitted that she faced a lot of challenges as a first-time designer. “I had a lot of different ideas and design elements in mind, but they were very difficult to implement in the actual product,” she explained.
Charmaine also revealed that she had originally planned to come up with a kidswear collection for her godchildren, but she was told that it might not be able to happen until next year at the earliest. Still, that has not stopped her from planning to make all her godchildren model the clothes on the catwalk when the time comes.
As for whether fans can look forward to seeing her strut her stuff on the runway, Charmaine laughed and said, “I’m too short for that! I’ll leave it to the models to do it for me.”
Besides her new swimwear collection, Charmaine has also launched her own brand of lipsticks, but she clarified that acting is still her priority for now, and that she has no intentions of becoming a business mogul. “I just want to take every opportunity to explore different things,” she said.
In other news, Raymond Lam was reported to have proposed to his model girlfriend Carina Zhang after dating for a year. He is said to have popped the question on June 1 at her hometown and plans to marry her on his 40th birthday (December 8) this year.
When asked about this, Charmaine responded, “Really? I don’t know anything about it, but if it’s true, then they have my congratulations. They are a very sweet couple.”
Patty Hou attended a press conference for a skincare brand in Taipei, where she was asked for her thoughts on Lin Chi-ling’s recent flash marriage to Japanese singer-actor Akira.
“Like everyone else, I was very surprised when I heard the news, but I was also very happy for her,” she shared. “I also sent her a message congratulating her on Instagram. I believe she’s able to feel and appreciate all the blessings and well-wishes from everyone around her.”
When asked if Patty has already asked Chi-ling to quickly have babies, the host laughed and said, “I won’t do that. I just want her to enjoy being married.”
She added that she won’t give Chi-ling tips on how to be a happy wife because she believes the latter will be fine. “I think we’re both the kind of people who worry a lot and want to do everything as perfectly as possible, so I just want her to love without fear and to happily enjoy this chapter in her life.”
Singapore – Craving for hipster café food and want to sing out your lungs badly? 7th Heaven KTV and Café is the place to go to fix them all.
Singapore’s first KTV Café, 7th Heaven KTV and Café is located on level 3 of Tampines SAFRA. Upon arriving, you will be greeted by a beautiful featured wall with a woody interior ambience. From there, you already can see several KTV rooms by the side. As you enter further in, a spacious area for dining and stage performance will be in view.
The overall ambience is very modern and comfortable, and it is definitely a family-friendly place to hang out for lunch and dinner. Most importantly, they serve the café food we all loved. Well, at least we definitely enjoyed the dishes here. Salted Egg Chicken Waffle, Meat’s Lover Pizza, Egg Lave Beef Burger and Truffle Fries, just to name some of their mouth-watering dishes.
The whole seating area are fitted with large TVs and mic systems. So what are they for? 7th Heaven KTV and Café adopts a ‘Shared Mic System’ where diners can select the songs they wish to sing, publicly. Great for those who aspire to enter “I am a Singer”. Besides this awesome feature to publicly perform your best song, there is also live stage performance every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday night where diners can enjoy the songs performed by residents singers. So reserve the tables as the live showcase starts at 7.30pm and ends at 9.30pm.
After filling up your tummies, hop over to one of the 15 KTV rooms of various sizes to sing. Their rooms are nicely setup with great sound systems. You can easily access their platform to select the songs through your mobile phones over their free Wi-Fi. Adjust other settings such as mic volume, keys adjustment easily over the platform as well.
7th Heaven KTV and Café is a place must not be missed for a day of great food and karaoke session with your best buds. For the good quality in food, sound systems, ambience and price, you definitely feel like in heaven once you walk out.
7th Heaven KTV & Café
SAFRA Tampines Level 3, 1/A Tampines Street 92 Singapore 528882
Tel: +65 6538 0312
3.00pm – 1.00am (Monday to Thursday, Before 3pm by reservation for above 15pax only)
11.00am – 3.00am (Friday & Saturday)
11.00am – 1.00am (Sunday)