Today is the last day of the Chinese New Year and it's the Lantern Festival today! Project Awareness together with Chokdee Group blessed the old folks and low-income families at York Hill.
Spokesperson from Project Awareness says: "We are grateful to have Chokdee Group founder Master Andy Koh and artistes Lawrence Hiew and Jason Lim from World Class Jason Show participating in today charity distribution of lunch and Marigold asian drinks. And also thanks to all the volunteers for coming to help out during the last day of the Lunar New Year making the old folks and low-income families so happy!"
Master Andy also presented a cheque donation to Project Awareness so that they can continue to bless the low-income families in this Ox year.
Nick Jonas is serenading his wife with his new music. In a recent interview with Apple Music's Zane Lowe, Nick revealed that most of his songs are actually love letters to his wife, Priyanka Chopra Jonas.
"She loves it. Most of the songs are pretty much just love letters, which when I can't articulate the way I feel with my words with no music, I go to the studio," Nick told Lowe. "And I'm grateful to have that because it makes her happy, and that's most important."
The Voice coach says his upcoming album is "inherently hopeful," especially after a year like 2020.
"Listen, I love a big radio song just as much as the next guy. I also love moments when I'm able to take an idea, a concept, in this case, that feeling of just trying to capture what this year looked like as far as that isolation," Nick explained. "I was away from my wife for a few months while she was filming a movie and that's when I started making the record. And then the reconnection, understanding there is hope on the other side. I feel like the album is inherently hopeful and I want people to feel that when they listen to it."
Nick will be performing some of his new music, including his new single, "Spaceman," this weekend on Saturday Night Live.
It looks like new music could be on the way for the Jonas Brothers as well. Reporters spoke with Nick ahead of The Voice's 20th season, and while there's no official release date, the talented brothers are trying to do it all.
"Well, there's always music being written, and you know, after the year and a half run we had, we played 95 shows and in 10 months. I think everyone was kinda ready for a break," Nick told reporters. "We could not have anticipated the break would be as long as it's been because of all the different factors, but I stayed really creative and whether it's brother stuff or solo stuff or Joe doing DNCE, we kinda set as a rule that we can do it all, and it all just works together, so we'll see what the release is, but I'm very excited to share the music with the world that I've been working on."
Bruno Mars is back!
After an almost two year hiatus, the 35-year-old singer announced that he is releasing a new song and album. On his Instagram on Thursday, Mars shared that he teamed up with Anderson Paak for a new band called Silk Sonic.
"We locked in and made an album. The band’s called Silk Sonic. First song drops next Friday 3/5," he wrote alongside a concert poster of the two that also reads, "With special guest Host Bootsy Collins."
Paak also wrote on his social media, "WE MADE AN ALBUM!! YALL GET THE FIRST SONG NEXT FRIDAY 3/5!! ROCKET EMOJIS AND ALL THAT!!!"
Mars' last single was "Blow" featuring Ed Sheeran and Chris Stapleton. It was released in July 2019. Prior to that, he dropped "Please Me" with Cardi B in February of that same year.
Additionally, the last album Mars released was 24K Magic, which dropped in November 2016. The LP, which was his third, featured the hits "24K Magic," "That's What I Like," and the "Finesse" remix featuring Cardi.
The album won seven GRAMMY Awards, including Album of the Year and Best R&B Album.
Back in November, when 2021 GRAMMY nominations were announced, Mars poked fun at his lack of nods and new music.
"If you don't release music, you can't lose any Grammys. #ThinkAboutIt," he wrote alongside a selfie.
All eyes on are Hongkong actress Cecilia Cheung now, with her performance in the variety show Sisters Who Make Waves being the talk of the town, for better or for worse. After all, the 40-year-old is television gold, with every single one of her moves scrutinised by netizens.
And for the past few weeks, netizens have been extra fixated on Cecilia’s very complicated relationship with fellow contestant, Chinese singer Na Ying. You see, Na Ying is super close to fellow Chinese singer Faye Wong, who has quite the history with Ceci, as her former “love rival”.
Thus, with such awkwardness between them, it would stand to reason that both Na Ying and Cecilia would do their best to avoid each other on the show, right?
Well, it turns out that Cecilia has other plans. For the past few weeks, Cecilia has been trying valiantly to team up with Na Ying for their group performances, only to get rejected.
Oh, and this isn’t a one-off incident. As it turns out, Cecilia’s been rejected twice by Na Ying so far.
But it appears that third time’s the charm for the persistent actress.
In the preview for an upcoming episode, Cecilia and Na Ying are shown to be in the same team, at long last.
For the latest group performance, the contestants appear to be split into three groups, with one led by Na Ying, and the other two led by Chinese singer Bibi Zhou and Hongkong singer Joey Yung. Unexpectedly, most of the other contestants appeared more interested in joining Bibi’s team, with Na Ying left alone.
And this is where Cecilia comes in. This time round, Na Ying is way more enthusiastic, gesturing for Ceci to come over when it’s Cecilia’s turn to make her decision. Cecilia agrees, and the duo, who are finally in the same team, briefly embrace.
It’s no secret that Jolin Tsai has a bangin’ bod, which she isn’t afraid to show off in all kinds of sexy and revealing outfits, but it looks like netizens still weren’t prepared for this.
On Wednesday (Feb 24), the 40-year-old Taiwanese diva posted a few photos from her trip to Yangmingshan National Park with her family and pet dogs. Despite being covered up from head to toe in a sweater, shawl, and long pants, her clothing did nothing to conceal her, um, curves, which promptly stole the spotlight.
As you can see, it’s all thanks to the fabric and fit of her trousers, which wrap her figure like clingwrap and accentuate her enviably perky derrière.
And, judging from the way Jolin is posing and the pics she chose to upload, she is certainly aware of how amazing she looks. Not that we can blame her for wanting to flaunt what she’s got, of course.
Needless to say, the comments section is bursting with adulation for her “peach butt” (as one person put it), which many gushing about how “beautiful” it looks. One also marvelled at how her “youthful body is too unbelievable” (we won’t be surprised if Jolin looks as fabulous as fashion designer Vera Wang when she’s in her 70s).
By the way, most of those remarks seem to be coming from women, so it doesn’t really feel creepy or gross.
According to media reports, Jolin once shared that her secret to maintaining her amazing physique is by drinking lots of water and avoiding foods that are high in salt. She’s also extremely active and keeps in shape by working out regularly or playing a variety of ball games.
Hmmm. Wonder if we’ll get a butt like hers if we do that too?
JJ Lin is officially a real-life Disney Prince. Well, sort of.
The Mandopop singer recently travelled home to Singapore from Taiwan for Chinese New Year, but it looks like the trip wasn’t all play and no work.
The 39-year-old was part of the star-studded lineup of performers at the A Night Of Disney+ showcase on Wednesday (Feb 24), which was held to celebrate the launch of the Disney+ streaming service in Singapore.
However, we kinda hesitate to call that “work” ‘cos JJ clearly appeared to be having a blast the entire time. In fact, he revealed in an Instagram post that the gig was a childhood dream come true.
“So here’s the thing: it has been my dream since I was a boy, to sing and perform for Disney one day,” he wrote. “I would be walking to school and practicing lines from ‘Whole New World’.”
“If being indulged with Disney fantasies taught me one thing, it would be that ‘magic carpet rides’ are real, as long as you dare to believe! (And work extremely hard for them!) So here it is, my dream come true, ‘shining, shimmering, and splendid!’”
He even dressed for the occasion in a very prince-like tailcoat, although that prompted 987FM jock Gerald Koh to leave a comment jokingly asking if JJ “borrowed the suit from Mickey [Mouse]”. Hey c’mon, he looks great!
JJ’s set — like the rest of the concert, actually — was one rousing trip down memory lane. He sang a medley of four Disney hits both old and new: ‘A Whole New World’ from Aladdin, ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight’ from The Lion King, ‘Let It Go’ from Frozen, and his very own track ‘Embark’, the theme song of Pixar film Soul.
Oh, and his stage was the rooftop of the ArtScience Museum with Marina Bay Sands in the backdrop, which is pretty fairy tale-like in its own modern way.
It’s been 10 months since Show Luo and Grace Chow’s epic break-up. For those not in the know, she had accused him of having orgies and one-night stands, blasting him for being a serial cheater. Although Show has not publicly admitted to the claims, he hasn’t denied them either, which netizens have taken as an indirect admission of his wrongdoing.
Now, netizens think that the pair might have rekindled their relationship because of these two pieces of ‘evidence’ they’ve uncovered. The first was on a recent episode of variety programme FOURTRY, where Ouyang Nana gave stuffed toys to the rest of the cast members. Grace chose a pig for herself, and Nana replied with, “I knew that you’d pick this pig.” Grace’s only response was a shy smile. If you’re wondering what a stuffed pig has to do with Show, his Chinese nickname literally translates to ‘Little Pig’.
The more convincing piece of evidence, at least in the eyes of netizens, is Grace’s Weibo post on Feb 21. She wrote on her side account, “I hope I won’t regret the decision that I made today.” Netizens asked when she would share what her cryptic post meant, to which Grace replied that she would reveal all “in two months”.
On the same day, Show’s Instagram Stories was updated with, “[I] should work hard at something that I’ve decided to do.” While some wondered if the post had anything to do with Show’s declaration to go on a diet, others pointed out that the timing and wording of his post was too similar to Grace’s to write off as a mere coincidence.
As we’ve all seen from the recent case of Cecilia Cheung getting fat-shamed after netizens cruelly compared her unedited body to retouched promotional images, filters and photo-editing can unfortunately lead to warped perceptions of one’s real appearance.
Last Wednesday (Feb 17), Hongkong DJ-host Suzie Wong posted a few photos from her small birthday celebration with friends on her Facebook page. One of the guests at the intimate gathering was none other than actress-turned-fashion designer Rosamund Kwan, who soon got people talking for a not-so-good reason.
Unlike most public figures, Suzie seems to prefer uploading her snaps as they were taken without tweaking them or even adding a filter, and that birthday wefie was no exception.
This didn’t bode well for Rosamund, who was described as looking “haggard” with a “dull complexion” and “fine lines” on her face.
Netizens also expressed their shock at how drastically different the 58-year-old looks without heavy make-up and editing.
Some disappointing instances of age-shaming reared their ugly heads as well, with comments like “My goddess has aged a lot” and “She looks so much older without Photoshop, her skin looks sunken”.
Someone even told Suzie, “OMG! You accidentally betrayed your old friend…” Um, a tad dramatic, are we?
Sadly, this isn’t the first time Rosamund’s appearance has been so viciously scrutinised. A few months ago, she took part in a live stream auction and was nitpicked on for looking “so old”. She was also likened to a “witch” (yikes) due to her “haggard” and “tired” looks at her birthday party in 2019.
Fortunately, not everyone on the internet is such a meanie.
Many fans also stood up for Rosamund and pointed out that for someone who is pushing 60, she has actually maintained herself quite well and still looks great even without make-up.
“Who wouldn’t look old at that age? No matter what, she is still a beautiful woman,” wrote one.
We’d also like to add that the fact that Rosamund willingly went barefaced and did not ask Suzie to post the photo without adding a filter shows that she is confident in how she looks and likely won’t be bothered by any of those unsavoury remarks.
This is the first time we see air fresheners that look like Bubble Tea. It comes with a cup that look like normal bubble tea that we drink everyday and there are pearls inside too! But of course it is not for consumption. It comes in 3 fragrance: Milk Tea, Tipsy Grape and Sweet Strawberry!
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When exactly do you become “too old” to receive ang pows from others, as a singleton? Well, for Hongkong actress Monica Chan, the answer is never, as long as you’re unmarried, of course.
After all, ang pows are generally viewed as a blessing of sort, are they not?
Unfortunately for Monica, it looks like her ang pow “earnings” this year weren’t exactly as good as the years before.
The 54-year-old recently took to her Weibo to share about her Chinese New Year holidays, which were spent amidst Hongkong’s fourth wave of COVID-19 infections.
“Didn't go visiting ‘cos of the pandemic, a record-breaking low! This year, I only received nine big ang pows from my family and close friends, [and] as always! All my ang pows will be donated to charity! Thank you to all the kind elders who gave me an ang pow, as long as I’m unmarried, I’ll still continue to take ang pows the next year,” Monica wrote in her caption.
Yup, she’s killing two birds with one stone, starting off her year by receiving these well-intentioned ang pows from her loved ones, and passing it on to charity.
As for staying single, here's what Monica had to say:
“It's not that the single life chose me, rather, I choose to remain single. Everyone, you don’t need to look at me with pity in your eyes,” she said, adding that feeling lonely while being surrounded by the wrong people, is worse than being alone.