Blog Posts by Chiu Peace

  • Love blows hot and cold between co-stars at StarHub TVB Awards 2013

    Love blows hot and cold between co-stars at StarHub TVB Awards 2013 (Yahoo photo)Love blows hot and cold between co-stars at StarHub TVB Awards 2013 (Yahoo photo)

    Love was in the air for Hong Kong celeb couple Tavia Yeung and Him Law at the StarHub TVB Awards 2013 on Saturday.

    It was an especially joyous night for the lovebirds as Yeung bagged Favourite TVB Actress and Favourite TVB Female TV Character while Law took home Most Improved TVB Actor.

    Both of them let out huge smiles when their other half went on stage to collect their awards, prompting the ceremony host to tease them about their relationship, calling Yeung Mrs Law.

    While it's no secret the duo are dating, the low profile couple was still shy when asked about their relationship.

    When asked about when 29-year-old Law will be marrying Yeung, who is 5 years his senior, the "Young and Dangerous Reloaded" star wittily joked that if there are good scripts calling for them to get married and that his surname is Law in the show, then she can be Mrs Law.

    But the media weren’t going to let Law off so easily.

    Eventually, Law gave in and said he will “leave it to fate”.

    Yeung echoed Law’s view when she

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  • 1 World Music Festival in Singapore cancelled

    1 World Music Festival which boasted a star-studded lineup including Snoop Dogg has been cancelled. (AP photo)1 World Music Festival which boasted a star-studded lineup including Snoop Dogg has been cancelled. (AP photo)

    The organiser of the 1 World Music Festival said the event that would have brought acts such as Snoop Dogg and Far East Movement to Singapore this weekend has been called off.

    In a press statement on Wednesday, event organiser Retfar Entertainment said the festival has been scrapped due to “unforeseen circumstances”.

    Singapore pop-culture website Popspoken cited a source from Retfar Entertainment as saying that ticket sales had been “good” but that the cancellation was due to “production and licensing issues”.

    The organiser didn't elaborate, but it apologised for the "unfortunate conclusion", adding that the staff behind the festival are a passionate bunch that were "very disheartened" at the turn of events.

    It thanked everyone that believed in this event and who planned to attend.

    Those who have bought tickets and tables sold for the event will be refunded accordingly, the organiser said.

    Buyers should contact their ticketing agents for details beginning 25 September, it added.

    The

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  • Hollywood star Chin Han still calls Singapore ‘home’

    Chin Han (centre) and the cast of 'Serangoon Road' (Yahoo! photo)Chin Han (centre) and the cast of 'Serangoon Road' (Yahoo! photo)


    He’s one of Singapore’s most successful acting exports, having made his big break in 2008’s "The Dark Knight" and the end-of-the-world blockbuster, "2012".

    But Chin Han, 43, says that whenever he is back in Singapore, he sheds off the tag “Hollywood star” and likes to simply spend time with his family and “eat carrot cake and Hainanese chicken rice” at hawker centres. Though he is largely based in Hollywood these days, Chin still calls Singapore “home”.

    But there’s no doubting that the affable star, who’s been in the acting business for over 20 years, has paid his dues and is currently on a hot streak.

    Having gained acclaim in Singapore through his role in "Masters of the Sea", Channel 5’s first foray into English dramas back in the 90s, Chin has acted in a string of high-profile roles since his big break in 2008.

    In 2011, he starred in "Contagion" and followed that up with plum roles in TV series like "Fringe", "Last Resort" and "Arrow".

    And there’s no letting up yet. Next up is the April

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  • Shinee, Exo among 13 K-pop acts to rock Singapore on 16 November

    B1A4, miss A and Teen Top are among 13 K-pop acts who are coming to Singapore in November. (Yahoo! photo)B1A4, miss A and Teen Top are among 13 K-pop acts who are coming to Singapore in November. (Yahoo! photo)

    K-pop fans have a lot to cheer for as 13 of the hottest acts from South Korea will be coming to our shores for the MBC Korean Music Wave on 16 November.

    The line-up includes bands such as B.A.P., who was in town recently, as well as Shinee, Exo, 4Minute and Kara, who last came to Singapore in 2012.

    MBC Korean Music Wave will also feature other famous K-pop acts including 2PM, 2AM, F.T. island, B1A4, Teen Top, Sistar, miss A, and IU.

    Mystery superstars are set to be the emcees for the event — they will be announced at a later date.

    According to the organisers, South Korean broadcaster MBC and Singapore-based Fatfish Entertainment, the three-hour long concert, which will be held at 7pm at The Meadows at Gardens by the Bay, is the largest ever multi-band K-pop concert in Singapore.

    MBC has held successful Korean Music Wave concerts in Bangkok and North California.

    Members of B1A4, Teen Top and miss A, who were present at the announcement press conference in Seoul on Tuesday, said they are

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  • Vanness Wu to marry Singaporean girlfriend Arissa Cheo

    American-born Taiwanese actor-singer Vanness Wu is going to be off the market soon.

    On Tuesday, which was also the Chinese Valentine’s Day, the heartthrob made the announcement on Weibo that he would be marrying Arissa Cheo, a Singaporean fashion entrepreneur.

    Accompanying the photo below was a message in Chinese, saying “I was impulsive! God bless everyone. Van Ness Wu and Arissa Cheo have submitted the notice of marriage on 9 August according to Singapore law. The two of us hope to share our bliss with all our friends. We also hope that everyone will give us their blessings.”

    Vanness Wu made the announcement of his marriage plans on his Weibo account. (Yahoo! screengrab from Van Ness Wu's Weibo)

    The 34-year-old inserted many heart and wedding-related emoticons in his message.

    The solemnisation will have to take place between 21 days and three months after the notice of marriage is filed, according to the Registry of Marriages (ROM) website.

    The F4 member met Cheo, the daughter of a Singaporean business tycoon, when she was featured in the music video of his 2006 song, "My Kingdom".

    They have been dating

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  • In the US, you might get scorned at when you use the “hover hand”, where a guy is photographed with his palm hovering over a (usually attractive) lady’s shoulders or waist.

    That's because it seems to suggest that you’re a nerdy virgin man who is uncomfortable with touching a woman.

    But in South Korea, you actually get respected and even praised for using what they call the “manner hand”.

    While skinship (physical intimacy usually in the form of kissing and hugging) is rather common in Korea between friends of the same sex, there are strict social rules dictating interaction between males and females.

    Here’s what Koreans have to say about touching the opposite sex:

    Lee Sanghyun , a 27-year-old student from Korea, told Yahoo! Singapore his mother always told him that hitting girls is wrong.

    "If I hit a girl, it's like I'm hitting her [his mother]. And when I think of that, I become sad. So I will never hit a girl. The girls can hit me though," said Lee.

    So as the name suggests, using the

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  • Husband-and-wife team explore Singapore’s history through photos

    Caption: Blk 19, Jalan Sultan: Note the original ventilation blocks for the stairwells of the building, which are now rare in modern designs.)Caption: Blk 19, Jalan Sultan: Note the original ventilation blocks for the stairwells of the building, which are now rare in modern designs.)

    Singapore’s history is often associated with major events like the Japanese occupation, our colonial past and our independence. Many Singaporeans, especially teenagers, having not lived through that period, struggle to connect with these experiences. Hence, it’s common for them to lose interest in the history of our nation. And that’s where local photographer Darren Soh, 37, and writer Melanie Lee, 34, hope to make a difference – through their craft.

    The husband-and-wife team says learning about our country’s history should be a personal experience. We can find out a lot about our city-state through the space we live in, such as our immediate surroundings, says Soh, who is an award-winning landscape and architectural photographer.

    Through his work and in his free time, Soh explores and documents local life. In particular, he is interested in old buildings from the 1950s and 1960s, many of which are public housing flats. Unlike colonial architecture, such buildings are often lost as many

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  • Sonia Sui seeking sincerity after ugly break-up

    After her bad split with Taiwanese actor Yao Yuan Hao last year, model-actress Sonia Sui is now looking for a guy who has a “true and sincere heart”.

    32-year-old Sui tearfully announced her break-up with Yao in April last year after reports surfaced that he was having an affair with singer Cyndi Wang.

    In Singapore on Friday as home-grown fashion label Bonia introduced her to media as its brand ambassador, Sui told reporters she is still single, contrary to rumours that she is dating Chris Wang, her former co-star in the drama “The Fierce Wife”.

    Bonia has announced Sonia Sui as its international brand ambassador.

    When asked what was the most expensive bag she had ever bought, the Taiwanese celebrity said she seldom spends a lot of money on bags, and that most of her branded bags were given to her by designers.

    She also added that a “true and sincere” guy is much more important than any material gifts.

    The model-actress shows off her figure.The model-actress shows off her figure.


    About her upcoming plans, the actress said she is filming a TV series in Taiwan. Also, a collection under her name with Bonia is set to be released in the third

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  • Marvel lets Iron Man fans suit up in Singapore


    Have you ever wondered how it would feel like being comic book hero Tony Stark in his “Iron Man” invention?

    You’ll have the chance find out at the “Become Iron Man” exhibition.

    Between 19 April and 5 May, from 10am to 10pm, Iron Man fans can head down to Bugis Junction, in front of Hotel InterContinental, to test the new Mark 42 armour before it goes back into active service in the upcoming release of Marvel’s “Iron Man 3”.

    Using ground-breaking motion-sensor technology, Tony Stark wannabes can assemble and test the armour and immerse themselves in the action of the film.

    You can help Tony Stark test his armour by practising shooting targets. (Walt Disney Studios Singapore)


    Photos will be taken of you throughout the session so that you can share your moment of fame with your family and friends later.

    Many Iron Man fans headed to the preview session on Thursday and some fans even brought along their own replica of the Iron Man armour.

    This Iron Man fan came to the exhibition with his Repulsor-Gauntlet and glove replica. (Yahoo! photos)


    The exhibition also attracted a lot of female fans of the heroic, handsome and wealthy Tony Stark.

    The exhibition attracted not only ardent male followers of Iron Man, but also many female fans. (Yahoo! photos)


    Adding to the “Become Iron Man” experience, fans can also

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