How bad is Jesseca Liu 刘芷绚 now?

Very bad lor. This is not your usual 刘芷绚Jesseca Liu. Not another ‘girl-next-door’ role. No longer the Jesseca you have grown tired of seeing in the usual ‘play-safe’ role…

It is time this understated Princess reclaimed her status as the star who can really act (hey it is not just Joanne Peh and Felicia Chin who can act ok…hehe).

Welcome to the new devilish Jesseca Liu in her upcoming 7pm new drama ‘Romantic Delicacies’. She plays someone who is a far cry from all her previous roles you have seen before – she becomes a 外貌属于甜美、活泼的阳光型少女but 实际上个性刚强、冷酷无情。

Some Malaysian fans who have seen this drama recently raved alot about a superb 演技派 Jesseca Liu. My programming colleagues who have watched the drama before acquiring it also raved about a very outstanding Jesseca Liu. They said the moment she appeared on screen, viewers would be glued to the television with her performances.

Our 7 Princesses (except one who fled the country) are really moving on and each has shed their pretty girl images to tackle tougher roles. They no longer worry so much about taking on roles which might risk their ‘wholesome’ girly princesses’ images…

This drama also starred stars such as Nick Shen 沈炜竣, Ong Ai Leng 王爱玲, Wang Yu Qing 王昱清 and a new cute looking lead actor Melvin Sia 谢佳剑.

It is all about the food business and you will see alot of dramatic pitching of culinary skills against one another. Romantic Delicacies will be shown on Channel 8 at 7pm weeknights from 31 August. More photos from the drama:

The drama poster when it was shown in Malaysia

August 13, 2009 By : Paul Category : Romantic Delicacies 美食厨师男 114 Comments Print

114 Comments → “How bad is Jesseca Liu 刘芷绚 now?”


  1. Kar Yan

    4 years ago

    *1st line

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  2. Kar Yan

    4 years ago

    to sam,

    just to show a bit of fairness, i dont see how can eelyn be considered as a 1st like actress while Jesseca as the 2nd. be it the popularity or the acting skills, i could just say that eelyn hasn’t surpassed Jess yet. that’s something i’m quite sure of. Jesseca has been playing lead roles for the past few years and you’re now stating that she’s a 2nd line actress? not very ideal, isn’t it?

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  3. sam

    4 years ago

    ok kar yan, ideal screen couples :

    jeannette – tay ping hui
    jesseca – zhang yao dong (think elvin bit too short for jesseca, unless she’s on flat throughout the show – height is sometimes to the girls’ disadvantage)
    eelyn – 715
    rui en – elvin ng (bufan de ai – they were really good,better than jesseca with elvin in kinship)

    1st line actress – jeannette, the koks (both eelyn and ann), rui en, yvonne lim (senior 1st/2nd lead roles – aileen, constance song, xiang yun, hhf, cynthia)

    2nd line – dawn yeoh, jesseca liu (her acting not that good, but i like her, hope she puts in more effort in her acting, the other malaysian gals are fast catching up with her), tiffany, priscelia chan, paige chua

    3rd line – rebecca lim, tracy lee, candyce toh, teresa tseng, kola and the girl who is acting as ann kok’s daughter in happy family now, joey fung.

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  4. Kar Yan

    4 years ago

    (Paul: I think Jesseca is more compatible with TPH – height and size wise)

    but i think Jesseca and Elvin looks very compatible too. Elvin isn’t too short nor too small size for Jesseca. their chemistry was great in Kinship. i really hope to see them paired up as lovers again =D

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  5. to ck and paul

    4 years ago

    how about jesseca with zhang yaodong? height and size wise.

    yes paul u r wrong. i think jeannette not jesseca likes tay ping hui more than dyt, elvin or even 715.

    look at this.

    http://twitpic.com/126ysh

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  6. ck

    4 years ago

    the most compatible couple is belongs to Jesseca with Elvin Ng..when they will be couple again in sg drama????

    (Paul: I think Jesseca is more compatible with TPH – height and size wise)

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  7. lili

    5 years ago

    Paul, i think you can give JESSECA , a modeling roles, cos she have the NATURAL BEAUTY , HEIGHT ,and must pair wif ELVIN NG or TAY PING HUI ….

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  8. lee

    5 years ago

    YA , love JESSECA , will support her, paul give her more drama ,ya!

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  9. Celeste

    5 years ago

    [big]JESS! JIAYOU! [/big] [strong]we the fans will support you forever[/strong]
    [font="baby pink"]Lurved . hahas.[/font]

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  10. Kim

    5 years ago

    With so many new faces, the drama was quite ‘tasteless’ until Jessica Liu appears, at least she added ‘flavours’ to the drama. If there is no Jessicca Liu, I bet no one would bother to give this drama a second glance.

    7 princess means 7 princess, each has their ‘wu ling guo zhou’ to hold their audiences somehow in one way or another. The same rhyme will go to Jeanette in the new drama ‘Together’ and Joanne in “Your hands in Mine’.

    I must say the 7 princess now can fly in the sky and find a space for themselves just like Zoe, Fann, Ann, Cynthia, Pan Ling Ling, Aileen Tan, Xiangyun and many more names …

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  11. Aspara

    5 years ago

    Hi Paul,
    I read this week’s 8 Days and found the synopsis for Romantic Delicacies.However, I noted that it stated that this show only has 20 episodes. It actually has 25 episodes. Is MDC going to show the last 5 episodes?Cos the ending is important and of course we want to watch it right?
    Hahahaha,oh well,please take a look.

    Bye!

    (Paul: Of course all episodes lah)

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  12. ouxuanfan

    5 years ago

    actually,i also think that there are more negative reports than gd ones abt mediacorp & stars…-_-
    Gd editors do exists!!(:
    Artistes also hope that audience will see their hardwork & efforts..
    Such negative reports just cause ppl to ignore their efforts!!
    Can say more ppl are “bagua-ing” artistes’ life,looks/figure & criticise their acting…
    I believe MDC stars can make it big(:

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  13. asahi

    5 years ago

    its been a while since ch 8 last showed malaysian dramas!

    btw can i request ch 8 to telecast Her Many Faces? been waiting for this show to be telecast

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  14. Kar Yan

    5 years ago

    ohh okay, thanks fr replying! =D. looking forward to know the response for the show after it’s being aired! =)

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  15. Kar Yan

    5 years ago

    how many different previews/trailers/advertisements of Romantic Delicacies are being shown?

    (Paul: At least 3)

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  16. szn

    5 years ago

    are there any ways tat fans can request for a roadshow in Sg??

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  17. jesseca roxs!!!

    5 years ago

    someone shld just facebook for jesseca so her fans can support her. Nobody is managing her fanclub on facebook. I feel jesseca shld just make a facebook page for her fans.

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  18. ah B

    5 years ago

    LOL..

    It’s quite funny to see the same person posting with different IGNS trying to act like the “majority”.

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  19. Anonymous

    5 years ago

    think jesseca will quit soon……….

    (Paul: You think you will strike 4D this weekend or soon? Haha)

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  20. Anonymous

    5 years ago

    i <3 jesseca! i finally can see her acting. I thought that she would only be acting in the dreams catchers and baby bonus this year…

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  21. Jackson

    5 years ago

    Is Moonlight Resonance going to show on Channel 8 next year? Btw can show the Dance and Passion by Moses Chan. It is a very popular drama in Hong Kong.

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  22. lee

    5 years ago

    felicia can’t act. rui en is a better actress. so without improving their looks, both jp and fc have nothing to offer to the audience. but it seems that even after improving their looks, they still very much criticised. it’s quite bad for them, cos they r not established yet like zoe, who can withstand all sorts of comments, cos she has attained the “queen” status. both fc and jp probably cannot make it in channel 8. so if there’s any consolation for them, they will have to look elsewhere, maybe some low-class producers of movies or something..not sure who will..but they should switch soon before the become too old. channel 8 audience has a typical type of taste, usually if they don’t like them, then it’s hard to convince them to watch their shows. rui en is definitely a class of her own. don’t see any cosmetic surgery scars on her. she’s authentic.

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  23. justice

    5 years ago

    Er hem… can felicia chin act? I think Rui’en’s name deserved to be there more.

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  24. Anonymous

    5 years ago

    Er hem… can felicia chin act? I think Rui’en’s name deserved to be there more.

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  25. zz

    5 years ago

    Complaint about user Northerner in Mediacorp Forum.

    MCS forum user (00:30:22) :
    hey paul there is a user called “Northerner” in the mediacorp forum who keep posting false information on schedules of Ch 8 programmes to mislead people. now he even came up with fake OMY articles and post anti-TVB stuff.

    (Paul: Can you remind me with the info again during weekdays, I can alert my IT dept)

    Apparently, there is this fabricated OMY Article …
    http://mediacorptv.sg/English/forums/post/256478.aspx
    http://mediacorptv.sg/English/forums/post/303440.aspx

    Please do something about this. Thanks.

    (Paul: Alerted, tks)

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  26. true

    5 years ago

    I am so irritated now. I am a very loyal reader of this blog and people have started using my name for no apparent reason. I am not involved in any quarrel over here. I am just a JA fan and only cheer for her and argue about things which I find are not fair like some ppl insulting Jp. Also, I dont really like her.

    Above, somebody used my name true to argue about Fann Wong stuff. I felt that someone have impersonated me and I feel so pissed with this lame person. Please have more creativity and use your own name okay.

    I will changed my name from now on, I feel so insecure .

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  27. hehe

    5 years ago

    u thought want to be ah jie so easy as ABCDEFG……
    they got to face lots of pressure and stress u know.
    Dun think so simple as if ppl calling u ah jie just like tat.
    Only those qualified ah jie is representing as an icon, also veri influential, got special “power” ……….ah jie can anyhow call or given one meh?

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  28. Kar Yan

    5 years ago

    (Paul: Jess definitely got more dramas to come…just that it is pre-matured to reveal)

    for early next year? or will she be spending time to re-shoot her movie first?

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  29. to rwp

    5 years ago

    ah jie has to be a person of integrity. integrity is very very important, u don’t have it, u can’t do endorsements and commercials, who will buy the product that u promote when they know that u r not truthful. so, think again. truthfulness is a virtue – problem when u did something u dare not admit and push it to period and wonderbra,. how can one have period throughout the year. this person can bleed till death. strong characters of truth – phyllis quek and eelyn kok. these can be ah jie, if they are willing to sacrifice time and themselves for the title.

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  30. rwp

    5 years ago

    to add on, i dont think in that issue the editor want to bring down the 2 ah jies! I believe the editor wanted to express that the 2 ah jies have achieved quite a lot and have good reputable status, therefore nowadays the competition seems to be more focus on the 7ps and JP stands a gd chance to emerge as the new ah jie or sth.

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  31. rwp

    5 years ago

    To: correction and true.

    I personally think that you guys shld grab the Aug issue of STYLE magazine if you guys think that the 2 ah jies or in fact in you ppl eye only FANN WONG is strongly being accused. You guys keep on complaining that in Style Aug issue in the interview with JP the editor published out that the 2 ah jies are contended doing endoresements. Frankly you guys are not interested with Z.T but rather you guys are ”buay song” the sentence- contended doing endorsements- has Fann Wong name inside.

    HELLO I THINK YOU GUYS ARE BLIND AND SHLD GRAB A COPY INSTEAD AS I BOUGHT STYLE MONTHLY! IN THAT ISSUSE, THERE’S NO SUCH SENTENCE! page 76.

    IN FACT, the correct paragraph is- Yet unlike her predecessors, reigning queens Zoe and Fann, who seem content to have carved out their claim to stardom and are now luxuriating in the glow plump of product endorsements and regional collaborations. DID YOU GUYS CATCH THE LAST SENTENCE- REGIONAL COLLABORATIONS, i believe this regional collab CREDITS only to yr Fann Wong and not Mother Tay. So why you guys keep on sayingtthat Style accused fann that she is conteneded doing endorsement!

    Don’t tell me you guys have no money to buy STYLE? COME ON ITS JUST 5.5 BUCKS, IF WORST GO PEEP IN THOSE NEW BUZZ STATIONS AND KAY SIAO WANNA BUY STYLE MAG so u ppl can peep it, IF YOU ALL WANAN READ THE EXACT PARAGRAPH!

    you guys are just annoying saying fann is being accused that she is only contended doing endorsement! when the exact para is diff and keep on nagged at Paul or complaing to the whole world. Didn you guys read the exact page of that paragraph OR YOU ppl command in English sucks!

    Deplorable!

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  32. :(

    5 years ago

    EEEEEEWWWWWW, Felicia Chin & Joanne Peh CAN act meh?!!!!! Don’t make unjustified conclusions lar! Tsk

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  33. Funny

    5 years ago

    Anyone who has eyes can tell the before and after pictures of Felicia China – eyelids tape or not.. it is impossible to physically make one’s eyes rounder/bigger than before. I think there is absolutely nothing wrong with plastic surgery, in fact, many would applaud Felicia if she is courageous enough to stand up and declare that she has done it, versus pretending that this is all part of growing up.

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  34. request

    5 years ago

    paul,
    i realised the blog maintained by JA on the little nyonya website is not available anymore…do u mind helping to bring up this problem to the respective department? thank u=)

    (Paul: OK)

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  35. Callista

    5 years ago

    Haha, everyone still says that Eelyn Kok will get the Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes next year. We shall see then. Let me bet with you, Felicia and Jeanette will never fall out. Rui En too. Jesseca and Joanne I’m not so sure. But then again, Fiona Xie and Dawn Yeoh are definitely out this year especially Dawn Yeoh who has never get into the Top 14 on that day itself before.

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  36. to 好棒喔

    5 years ago

    http://www.wretch.cc/blog/spiderjwill

    U go to the above blog, under Aug 11 entry, there is info on helping the TW 災民. Hope that helps!

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  37. sense

    5 years ago

    I think I am thinking too much, I just sense something. I think FC and JP hype wld die down soon. Jesseca wld make a comeback! Jeanette wld stay high up there and never go down.

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  38. keysha

    5 years ago

    Paul, Please take note of this and would be very helpful if you could kindly pass this message to the programming department or whoever deals with the programme schedule.

    Now only they are showing s’pore/mal’sian co production after a very Stupid Boring Very lengthy continous Hong Kong Dramas at 7pm. Not even a single local production at 7pm for soooooo long. BTW, most of us have watched it already. Please tell them to slot those HK or accquired shows at other time slots like weekends or weeknights after 10pm and not at 7pm.

    What’s more is that now we have to suffer another 2 months at 9pm waiting for until end of sep for Local production Baby Bonus to come. Where’s justice?…Please lar, 9pm don;t show HK dramas. I find it insulting to channel 8 loyal viewers.

    BTW, what drama are they showing at 7pm after Romantic Delicacies?. Just curious Thanks

    (Paul: probably a drama starring Zhu Mi Mi and Apple Hong)

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  39. MCS forum user

    5 years ago

    hey paul there is a user called “Northerner” in the mediacorp forum who keep posting false information on schedules of Ch 8 programmes to mislead people. now he even came up with fake OMY articles and post anti-TVB stuff.

    if he supports only local programmes and dislikes TVB shows, he doesn’t have to spam anti-TVB stuff and give false viewership info every time, right?

    he is getting from bad to worse. many users are getting fed up with him. have already feedback to the moderators and admin about this user, but no action was taken.

    btw, thanks channel 8 for showing Romantic Delicacies! gonna watch it again

    (Paul: Can you remind me with the info again during weekdays, I can alert my IT dept)

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  40. ouxuanfan

    5 years ago

    Pleased that there are more local entertainment news to read now,gd job=D
    I have been reading wanbao almost everyday & it became a habit. Love local entertainment(:
    actually,we r nt so interested in who went for surgery this & that…referring to desmond,maybe he just does’nt have a sense of humour..

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  41. steve

    5 years ago

    u wait n see ah, paul, ah B sure shoot me back one. but i don’t care lor. she siao one. only fc jp jp fc fc jp siao one.

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  42. steve

    5 years ago

    paul-san,
    u must help dasmond lor. he kenna pple say him. i on leave oso quickly ask u help lor. but reporter no ask i oso can see last time small now so big. so i tell u how will solve poblem. if felicia say got make big by doctor, then she no longer same as dat pxxxxxx in bikini in cooking show. becos she say she got blood then got big. got wonderbra then got big. dat mean every day in one year got blood. must lose so much blood. so felicia if say got go doctor to make big then sure everyone respect her. she not scared she not liar. then she become sure in top 10 dat pxxxxxxx out she go far far our of mdc forever lor!

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  43. cheerycolours

    5 years ago

    (Paul: Unfortunately, not for a produced in Malaysia drama. She may be nominated for her other boring and safe roles though…)

    No artiste would want to stay stagnant in boring and safe roles forever. Problem lies with the management style, the system of dishing out acting jobs to the artistes prevalent in MDC. This culture is unspoken but well understood by everyone in local showbiz. I remem one episode of Let’s Shoot! hosted by Dasmond/YiFeng also talked abt this topic.

    Anyway, it’s usually the EPs/script-writers/director who decide on the allocation of acting roles. In recent emerging trends, even us viewers have a bigger chance than the artistes themselves, of saying who acts what.

    I occasionally hear artistes, local and foreign ones, lamenting abt the lack of good scripts and meaningful acting roles. With such acting opportunities hard to come by, is it any wonder that artistes get safe and boring roles a tad too often??

    Actually, Jesseca acted in several good roles before, but somehow recognition seemed to have eluded her. Talking abt ‘spicy’ roles, hers in Beach. Ball. Babes was not the typical goodie two shoe–in fact her character was quite irritating to me in the initial part of the drama. She also ditched her pretty gal image to act as a plain Jane-cum-tomboy in one M’sian production along with Zhang Yao Dong. Do you consider this safe and boring? Not the ‘spiciest’ but certainly not deserving to be labelled as such, whats more with what I felt as a derogatory tone.

    Or maybe you need to recall what she had acted.

    I think Jesseca’s performance has gradually been maturing since beginning her acting career. Physical appearance wise, she has advantages over some of her peers. The only disadvantage she has is her age (can be overlooked still given her youthful look), and perhaps she’s not very competitive and not too concerned with getting into the bosses’ good books

    Whatever it is, good roles, bad roles or safe and boring roles, an actor who gamely takes on them is a good actor. Safe and boring roles can be a breeze to deliver, but he/she who brings the role alive is a true great actor. That itself is more important than choosing all the fancy roles in the world.

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  44. get

    5 years ago

    in support of dasmond koh, may we request for more shows to be hosted by him? like a continuation of miss foodie, can include more guest stars such as fann wong, phyllis quek, evelyn tan, rui en, eelyn kok, pei xuan, wang ailin and jesseca liu, strictly no felicia chin and joanne peh. can suggest bringing miss foodie to beyond the shores to malaysia or thailand.

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  45. rationale

    5 years ago

    just visited xin.sg, actually does not act cute. she is herself on tv. she’s very much a little girl at heart. i think she has lots of potential cos she has the face of a japanese girl. she is better than those who “act cute” – like joanne peh and felicia chin. so dawn yeoh will beat these 2 flat in their faces. i would like to categorise the actresses for SA2010 top most popular female artiste:
    (1) new winners, ie, 1st time winners: eelyn kok and dawn yeoh
    (2) comeback winner: ann kok, kym ng
    (3) ruling parties: quan yifeng, jeannette aw, jesseca liu, yvonne lim and rui en
    (4) possible winners: michelle chia, pei xuan, cynthia koh

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  46. 好棒喔

    5 years ago

    Oops, sorry. I made a mistake in the first paragraph.

    It should be :

    Sorry, I know it is quite inappropriate of me to ask you about something that is not related to this post. However, I do not know where I should write.

    and not :

    Sorry, I know it is quite inappropriate of me to ask you about something that is not related to this post. However, I do not know where to I should write.

    Pardon me. Thank you.

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  47. 好棒喔

    5 years ago

    Sorry, I know it is quite inappropriate of me to ask you about something that is not related to this post. However, I do not know where to I should write.

    Paul, I’m sure you know about the latest Taiwan typhoon. I wonder, are we Singaporeans going to help them by donating some money?

    Example, like last time, the Sichuan Earthquake where some artistes will come and perform and don’t know do what sort of things.

    Are you going to have like a variety special? Oh yes, and how do I donate to the poor Taiwan victims?

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  48. true

    5 years ago

    to ‘to correction’ :

    When did Fann’s fan ‘correction’ ask Paul to blog about her? I don’t think Fann’s fans come here. I hardly read any comments from her fans. It’s just once in a blue moon that one or 2 come here to make some comments about some nonsense & unreliable info that mdc mags write about Fann.

    Those who come to this blog are fans of those artistes that Paul always blog about like JA, JP etc.

    Even when Fann got one & only mdc drama this year, Paul also never blog about her. I also don’t read any of her fans’ comments here.

    to ‘To correction’ :

    It’s not 8days now, it’s another mdc mag STYLE .

    correction is unhappy that the reporter who did the interview with JP
    wrote this statement : The 2 queens are just contented doing endorsements.

    Isn’t it a shame a mdc mag doesn’t even know that their own artiste, Fann is very busy with so much works outside S’pore? Just cos this reporter can see
    only 1 mdc drama of Fann a year, she assumes Fann is shaking legs at home the rest of the year.

    Another statement that the reporter wrote (which JP is obviously very happy with it) : JP asked why local artistes are not known overseas & she wants to
    change this. And the reporter said JP will the one who will change this.

    Mdc mags are suppose to ‘promote’ their artistes, but so strange that they
    actually did the reverse, especially when Fann is concern. But if they are biased against her & didn’t want to write nice things about her, but at least write with conscience & not write stuff that are untrue & damaging to her reputation, correct?

    This post is to tell young people here, don’t just believe everything that the media dish out.

    I agree with ‘hehe’ if one artiste is so good, they don’t have to wait for mdc to give them jobs. If these artistes can only do mdc dramas, what is there to
    sing praises about?

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  49. Keith2

    5 years ago

    Hi correction,

    Its better for u to contact the editor directly.

    In a big corporation, especially one so huge like Mediacorp, everyone is in responsible for his/her own area of work. U cant expect Paul to tell Tan Lee Sun what to do. I dont think Paul and the authority as well.

    Pls understand his difficulties.

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  50. ah B

    5 years ago

    @ to ah B and W

    You are one of those people that needs to attend those Make-Up classes. (:

    “the problem is when your conscience is able to twist something from “yes” to “no” when the differences are blatant. ”

    What? You think you are a lawyer when you know nothing about the entertainment industry? We need no judge because we can judge for ourselves. Don’t bother throwing it up to high court, only idiots will do that. You insulted your own intelligence when you subtlely accuse artistes of plastic surgery without getting your facts right.

    Kids circle the differences and don’t make accusations, that is because when they grow up, they will realise the facts behind the change before saying anything about it. As for you, you have just pitted yourself against a PRO in this area. So either shut up or make sense.

    Yeah, Felicia’s eyes and mouth, some say nose looks different from before. Let me teach how she, and MANY OTHER ARTISTES, Jeanette FOR EG. does to make that difference.

    Eyeshadow and Eyeliner creates the “shadow” effect that make the eyes looks bigger. For Feli’s case, she complements it with eyelid tapes to create a double-eyelid effect. Jeanette is well known to put a huge amount of eye make-up to enhance her eyes or they will look dull like many people’s eyes will without make-up (: Eg. Jesseca(uses BIG-EYE lenses too), Eelyn(same as JESS) and Fann among many others.

    The mere act of putting on Foundation brings out the sharpness of the nose, the shape of the mouth and facilitates the putting on of eye make-up as it serves as a smoother base. I believe Felicia either re-aligned her teeth or went to put braces, but they are neater now.

    Her boobs are definitely real or the production team won’t be able to downsize her breasts in The Ultimatum. And if you are still convinced that she’s plastic, you should watch TU and realise that except for the double eyelids, she’s just like before.

    And, Love Blossoms have many episodes in which she didn’t put her eye-lid tapes, so that’s another reference.

    I’m simply stated facts, no point rebutting anymore. (:

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  51. "romantic delicacies00

    5 years ago

    Jesseca, Jia U !

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  52. whywhy entertainment

    5 years ago

    hey paul, so beside this drama that shot quite alittle time ago that will be telecast in ch8, and the later the one with felicia chin and taypinghui at 9pm slot next mth. Is there any more dramas for Jess Liu to take part in as main lead this yr end that will be telecats early next yr? cos after shooting the next 9pm drama, she is like no dramas on hand now. :) hope she getting some role ya. also maybe Mediacorp can re shoot some old drama, make use of the good old script and put in newer actress or actors to act in it.. like zoe tay drama in 1994 the Yi Hao Xiong Zai, maybe can ask Jess to act zoe previos role… or Fann drama out to win in 1999 can ask Jo Peh to act also.. sth like that… re shoot those gd dramas.

    (Paul: Jess definitely got more dramas to come…just that it is pre-matured to reveal)

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  53. O

    5 years ago

    hey I think Das removed the blog entry and his apology about Felicia? i cant find it as of now. i understand lah. cos maybe yue miao yue hei and there were many negative comments from readers at FC and JP. must protect FC and JP?

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  54. eh

    5 years ago

    eh Dasmond still needs to survive in the industry lah. You think he can say things like “those are facts”. crack his ricebowl ah? i don’t want to disbelieve what I see with my own eyes. So even if someone now clarified it’s a joke, i would still believe what i see.

    actually i prefer gan shuo gan dang ppl. not actin like some “cowards” and twist back the words

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  55. yay

    5 years ago

    liu zhi xuan rocks!!!! hope mediacorp gives her more chances to shine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :):)

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  56. rationale

    5 years ago

    looks like this is the year for ann kok:
    (1) my school daze
    (2) housewife holidays
    (3) daddy at home
    (4) happy family
    (5) celebritea break
    (6) miss foodie
    (7) your hand in mine

    hi everyone, did i miss out any?

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  57. hello

    5 years ago

    (Paul: Don’t you dare threaten me…this is my blog and I welcome comments, not some freaks threatening me over so-and-so. If you so like that star, go spend your time on her blog and sing praises rather than coming here and bark…)

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  58. Kar Yan

    5 years ago

    to CT, Melvin Sia is a Malaysian actor. he has acted in a few coproduction before. but i think the one that left the greatest impression on viewers sould be Love Is All Around, the show that he acted as a sissy, together with apple hong, mimi chu, eunce ng, huang qi ming etc.

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  59. to correction

    5 years ago

    eh.. may i know wad the problem with u ?
    Why u keep bringing fann wong to the topic.. i really dun get it?
    i know fann is a great artiste.. and i cn see ur a hardcore fan of hers.. but truefully speaking.. is there really a need to emphasis that she is a “international” star.. who have many project overseas.. mdc not her choice… blah blah blah

    Why bring mdc down? u sounded as if mdc ill-treated her etc?
    I dun think paul has done anything wrong to promote other artiste.. u cnt possibly require paul to blog abt fann when currently she has no more local production right.

    i agree with paul. instead of whining here like a pussy.. why not divert your attention to other more meaningful stuff. I suggest you wrote to the editor of the mag instead of spamming here.

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  60. CT

    5 years ago

    wow… who’s that melvia sia hunky hunk hunk?

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  61. to ah B and W

    5 years ago

    the problem is when your conscience is able to twist something from “yes” to “no” when the differences are blatant. maybe someone can throw up to the high court or something – what do u think the judge will say? as for dasmond and paul, they are in a very difficult position. pls do not antagonise them and pls do not insult the intelligence of the audience. if you give a toddler to circle the differences in 2 pictures, they can do it perfectly. this is entertainment – countless artiste (both men and women) all over the world do it some even confess openly. let the shrewd audience be the best judge. don’t try to speak up for someone else, unless u’ve been tasked to yah??

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  62. To Paul

    5 years ago

    Thanks for getting tat ruienfanvi banned from the MCS forum. Can you tell the moderator to ban its IP address instead. He registered another nick again.
    http://mediacorptv.sg/English/members/lauzoe.aspx
    Thanks

    (Paul: It’s weekend and they are not available. Can you drop a reminder with the evil’s IP address on Monday or Tuesday? Tks)

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  63. To correction

    5 years ago

    what did 8-days say about Fann Wong?

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  64. question

    5 years ago

    hello paul,
    paiseh…jus one more question…is 715 & JA attending the reunion dinner for ‘Little Nyonya’ tonight?…thank you=)

    (Paul: I think so…why? You want to go stalk them huh? Hehe)

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  65. B

    5 years ago

    the ‘one’ is Fiona Xie right?

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  66. Anonymous

    5 years ago

    Woah! Somehow, Jesseca is becoming prettier and prettier.

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  67. W

    5 years ago

    Wl , that desmond very what leh! Want joke also don’t need like that right? Like that will cause people not to like her one leh! Who will know its not fake as most of the uncle auntie also never read his blog ! Ask him go apologize to felicia in WanBao lah , say give joke . Want apologize be more sincere lah .

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  68. ah B

    5 years ago

    Opportune timing for Felicia and many other flamed artistes to clear up these plastic surgery paranoia. It’s so irritating to see people saying who and who’s fake, and who’s and who’s not.

    Probably start with Make-up and Human Biology classes for those black-hearted reporters who know nuts about the 2 subjects.

    Industry insiders already swore on their heads that Felicia’s real from top to bottom, so it’s quite ridiculous to see this article surfacing in WANBAO from such a.. lesser known reporter. Maybe he/she hasn’t done enough research huh? Prepare to get sacked (:

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  69. ono

    5 years ago

    haha paul busy clearing the bagua desmond koh gives… so malaysian co-production cant be nominated in SA, does tat goes for china co-production too?

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  70. Correction

    5 years ago

    to hehe :

    I don’t blame you for having misunderstood Fann, cos mediacorp
    made you misunderstand her. Cos local media made you misunderstand.
    That’s why you don’t know Fann has always been doing overseas ‘productions.
    She doesn’t stay in Sg alone.

    That’s why you also can’t tell the difference between Fann & other mediacorp artistes. Other mdc artistes can only wait for mdc to give them jobs, otherwise,
    they either stay at home or go holiday & jobless. Without mdc, they won’t
    have income. Whereas, Fann needs only to do 1 mdc, other time, she’s been
    doing projects outside mdc & outside Sg. That’s the diff.

    Paul, happy blogging about how great your favourite artistes are. If they are
    that great, like what ‘hehe’ said, they won’t be waiting for mdc to give them
    jobs. Happy blogging.

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  71. Ron

    5 years ago

    paul is such a sweet (maybe not the right word for a guy) person. goes on telling everybody who commented that dasmond was joking.

    paul, don’t take it upon yourself to do that. we are adults, with eyes who can tell differences and friends who are in the aesthetic field, too much denying makes things very forced. i guess, paul, just a bit of encouragement to you that u r doing a great job. please don’t explain too much. singaporeans r pretty matured or to put it crudely, singaporeans are not stupid. it’s not wrong to do something which one thinks can advance his or her clearer. it makes one exceptional if one declares it (well, i must say it’s absolutely not easy to do that) as for paul, do cheer up! don’t keep explaining and apologising. be cool about it. this is part and parcel of the entertainment industry.

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  72. ad

    5 years ago

    glad to know that dasmond was only joking. but he should know that playing this kind of jokes would cause lots of misunderstandings..

    anyways, im glad that this show is finally going to show to singapore =)) thought that we had to wait til the end of the upcoming 180 ep drama or smth.. =) thx for the good news

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  73. Lincole

    5 years ago

    so nice to know this good news, thanks!
    indeed its very nice show and watchable to everyone…
    nature of work, i will still try very best to watch this show again =)

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  74. hehe

    5 years ago

    To correction

    if u r thinking too highly for fann capability and ablity then she should quit…..y stay in Sg ? or MDC ? stop putting the blame to others……..

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  75. corrections

    5 years ago

    oh so Paul, that’s how you work? You go all out to promote some artistes,
    but you don’t bother about how your own media damage the reputation of
    your other artistes?

    What’s the point of you spending hours in your blog promoting & talk big
    about your artistes, but your other department spent gallons of ink damaging the image & reputation of the artistes?

    No wonder, Mediacorp can’t progress. No wonder, your artistes can’t make
    it outside Mediacorp. No wonder your mags can’t sell well.

    There were readers who wrote to 8days for many years, but your editor
    obviously aren’t receptive of the feed-backs. Of cos, they are biased in
    the 1st place. They continue to write according to their own agendas.

    You should be the one who should address this problem. Unless, you are also biased & lack conscience.

    I’m utterly disappointed with you.

    (Paul: I am also disappointed in you for being so outrageously off. Told you to go speak to the Editor and you kept coming back here…if you love Fann Wong so much, please go tell the Editor)

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  76. ah B

    5 years ago

    Maybe MCS can consider nominating Singapore artistes working in co-productions since it’s a cooperative between both MCS and Malaysia’s Studio right?

    Although most co-productions end up to be disappointing, there would always be a few stars that shine. I remember Jesseca acted well in a tom-boyish role previously. (:

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  77. s

    5 years ago

    hey paul
    will we have a roadshow here too? it will be exciting n fun to meet up with the casts

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  78. I

    5 years ago

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  79. Debbie

    5 years ago

    May I know which category will Jesseca Liu will be nominating for next year star award? Are u considering to have road show for Romantic Delicacies《美食廚師男》over here as well as showing in overseas? By the way, how come must be 31th August 09? Why can’t change the date to slightly earlier so that people can catch Romantic Delicacies《美食廚師男》? so hope u understand :)

    (Paul: She will be running fgor Top 10 Most Popular and all her other local dramas will qualify for Best categories. Road Show…mmmmnnnn….not sure)

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  80. Debbie

    5 years ago

    Hey there, tks for telling us:) Seriously I have already watched Romantic Delicacies《美食廚師男. The storyline is quite interesting. Wow the ending part was great:) Will Romantic Delicacies《美食廚師男》will stand a good chance to nominate the best drama for next year star award 2010?

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  81. M'sia Guy

    5 years ago

    气质超凡的美女刘芷绚再加上王爱玲,我是绝对支持”Romantic Delicacies” 加油!

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  82. M'sia Guy

    5 years ago

    今天狮城某晚间报章有报道关于某男主持人对于七公主的评价,以及爆七公主们的內幕!你们一定很有兴趣想知道吧?其中包括被香港风水师相中将拍鬼片样貌超平凡的;全身上下都令人怀疑是虚假的;让人觉得特大却没大脑的以及最真,最让人舒服,最脚踏实地多看一眼就会喜欢上她的亮丽公主,想知道是些什么内幕就去买一份自己找答案吧!

    (Paul: Dasmond Tan already told me the newspaper’s quote of him on Felicia being ‘re-made over from waist up’ was definitely off as he was joking abt Felicia and did not mean she went under the knife)

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  83. craze

    5 years ago

    hey did my long comment which i took so much effort to type get submitted?? hope it did. JESSECA ROCKS AND THANKS PAUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  84. Yoon

    5 years ago

    Um…new show…looks interesting..

    Btw, who is Melvin Sia? A Malaysian actor?

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  85. cynical

    5 years ago

    Concerning Dasmond Koh in the news, the so called 爆料 are not new stuffs and not all viewers are blind about the changes in physical appearance or the characters of the artistes.

    Don’t always put the blame on the reporter or media as every artistes or managment company are trying to portray themselves/artistes under their charge as “Saint”.
    Entertainment industry is all about big money so good image is very important lor as all parties will benefit, lots of silly fans/audiences believe what the artistes say or project themselves on the screen or media.

    (Paul: Dasmond already apologised to Felicia for cracking this joke on her. Yes, it was a joke and he didn’t mean that Felicia really went under the knife)

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  86. craze

    5 years ago

    paul, your post brought tears to my eyes, like seriously!!!!!!! i cant tell u how happy im for jesseca to read this post!!!! thank you thank you thank you for devoting one post to her. for her fans, esp those in singapore, who have been hungry for news or any form of promotion related to her, this is the ultimate godsend!!!!

    jesseca’s profile in singapore has been very low in singapore lately, with a total lack of dramas and news. some singaporeans might well have fgotten abt her. but if you follow her blog etc, you wld realise that she has a growing fanbase in msia, evidenced by the long list of comments posted in chinese. some fan even created a chinese forum fan site for her specially & it has been pretty active. to me, this is proof of her talent, her charisma, and her ability to connect with audiences. tho of cos it might also have been helped by the fact that there have been quite a no of positive news related to her in the m’sian media (which i guess is always much kinder & more chun2 pu3 than the cynical singapore media?)

    so as a singaporean, i wish for her to enjoy similar exposure and popularity in singapore as well. so thank you paul, and please thank the wonderful colleagues who had the good taste and foresight to acquire this show!:):):)

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  87. me

    5 years ago

    I don’t think FC or JP can act sorry! Don’t generalise it

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  88. tanol

    5 years ago

    i read tonight’s wanbao. really like dasmond’s comments. he’s very real very sincere.jeannette is a very sincere gal, comfortable to be around.joanne peh is a very political person.felicia has undergone massive physical upper body changes, for eg, chest, nose, cheek and eyes. fiona is very talented but as she is better in english than chinese, so her career is not going the way she wishes, so diverted attention to love instead.zhang yaodong is the only bridge between him and jesseca liu? guess what that means?he does not know rui en very well.

    shin ming mentioned that darren and evelyn is being very thrifty these days. i wish mediacorp will give more chance for endorsement to darren and evelyn to help them. darren is a very talented actor and evelyn is a very simple and lovable lady, those kind u would love to bless.

    hope the nightly papers will continue to bring news on darren and evelyn and hopefully, rui en, jeannette, eelyn, aileen tan, dawn yeoh, ann kok and phyllis quek. have been waiting for a while now. please put them on the front page.

    (Paul: Go read Dasmond’s blog…he said and he called me too that the quote of him saying Felicia went under the knife was all a joke. He meant it as a joke but somehow it came out in the newspapers like it was something Felicia really did…omg)

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  89. jay

    5 years ago

    Hey all,

    our dear little nyonya has updated her blog!

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  90. El

    5 years ago

    Great to know that channel 8 is airing this drama soon! I hope that mediacorp will give Jesseca more chance to do better. Chance is what she is lacking.

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  91. kimchi

    5 years ago

    Thanks Paul, finally see a post of Jesseca and Cynthia Koh, it is time for them to shine….more posts on other actress/actors esp those have talent but not much popularity…

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  92. steve

    5 years ago

    paul-san

    u scared i chase u to the roof top ah?

    one day 3 – ann, cynthia, jesseca

    total 27 (plus cynthia) minus 3 still got 24.

    24 divide by 3 u use 8 days

    then maybe after 7 days then i give the list for men lor. i worry u everything like dat – can kenna h1n1 one then at dat time maybe i wan 1 per day oso dun have.

    so paul altho still got 24 to go, no need to rush.

    jesseca very pretty i think if got more show for her sure enter sa2010 top 10.

    this year i think is year of ann, cynthia, jeannette, eelyn, rui en, yvonne and jesseca.

    gd nite. sleep early.

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  93. Han

    5 years ago

    Yeah, I am so happy for Jesseca. Certainly ‘underrated’ for some years since she shot to fame with ruan mian mian.
    anyway, am sure we all (esp the fans) will start to fall in love with Jesseca again. I am certain that she will be back to her stature …again.

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  94. Chassismangledheadstricated

    5 years ago

    Hi, is Jesseca eligible for Best Actress in 2010 for this show? :)

    (Paul: Unfortunately, not for a produced in Malaysia drama. She may be nominated for her other boring and safe roles though…)

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  95. question

    5 years ago

    hello paul,
    heard that there will be a ‘little nyonya’ reunion dinner, do you mind sharing with us who will be attending this reunion dinner? will u be attending this dinner or blogging about it? i am really interested to know…thank you=)

    (Paul: Yah, tommorow evening with most of the stars turning up. I was invited but I declined liao…not free lor so sorry can’t blog about it…)

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  96. Callista

    5 years ago

    Paul, obviously you did not write Jeanette Aw’s name on purpose. I know, you wanted her to be mentioned by her fans personally, again.. It’s great to be seeing Jesseca Liu back into this as she has potential in her acting. However, I personally think that the Nyonyas are still too strong to be beaten down (Jeanette Aw and Joanne Peh). They have proved their acting skills through the show and it is being reflected in the world now. On the contrary, Felicia Chin has been given very juicy roles but she just can’t seem to display it somehow. Her acting in “The Ultimatum” which I considered juicier than Fann’s one was not convincing enough. I hope this princesses challenge will die out soon after “Together” gets on air when Jeanette really steps forward for the throne. Good luck in your filming Jeanette! :) Will be looking forward towards Joanne Peh’s acting in “Your Hands In Mine” too.

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  97. tanol

    5 years ago

    she is very pretty just the way she speak (the voice and the mouth area) – i believe with a bit of training, she will definitely improve on that.

    definitely 100% prefer her to jp and fc. those 2 are very plain jane looks.

    jesseca looks like zhang ziyi just like someone says eelyn kok looks like rosamund kwan. actually the most beautiful in the history of mdc is actually phyllis quek.

    keep it up mdc, keep exposing her and keep training her for her to hone her acting skills to near perfection.

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  98. HMF

    5 years ago

    Hey Paul, when would mediacorp aired Cynthia Koh & Cai Peixuan, Her Many Faces?

    It going to be 1 yr since Msia finish it telecast, the rating there is also very high leh.

    Somemore Cynthia gained new msia fans and the song by kaira gong (the one who sing My Island HOme) also popular.

    I wait until my neck long u all still dun want aired.

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  99. WT

    5 years ago

    How come Cynthia’s Her Many Faces dun show it and instead show this recent show?? Pls do show Her Many Faces as I personally feel is a good a nice show!!

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  100. alicia

    5 years ago

    paul, “the star who can really act (hey it is not just Joanne Peh and Felicia Chin who can act ok…hehe).” are u trying to say that jeanette can’t act?

    (Paul: Not really. I can’t be listing one whole list of names right?)

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  101. Yk

    5 years ago

    yay! can’t wait to watch Jesseca on screen again! :)

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  102. tan

    5 years ago

    willl have promo for the show?

    (Paul: Of course…rolling out now)

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  103. cheerycolours

    5 years ago

    She’s very natural and pretty on screen. I like her. Will anticipate this show!

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  104. correction

    5 years ago

    Paul, I don’t mind if you don’t publish my comments in the previous blog.

    But pls let me know, are you going to give my feed-back to your magazines
    publishing department?

    I want to see these magazines put everything in the right perspective in
    their next publishing.

    Fann can’t be accused like that. And Fann’s achievements shouldn’t
    deserve such disrespectful comments by her own company’s media.

    Fann’s achievements are not all Mediacorp’s efforts. She has what it
    takes to go regional or even international, even before joining Mediacorp.

    Actually, it’s Mediacorp’s inefficiency that hinders her growth all these
    years. Mediacorp had never hit the iron when it’s hot. I can feel Fann
    has many disappointments with local showbiz, not just local media
    but also Mediacorp’s management.

    Paul, I’m not being overly sensitive. It’s Mediacorp & your mags being too unfair & biased in treating Fann. Just look at how 8days write their articles!

    I hope you will do the right thing, be fair to Fann.

    Even if Mediacorp wants to dump in millions of $$$, you still make JP
    bigger than Fann. Don’t force Fann to quit Mediacorp.

    (Paul: I suggest you write to their Chief Editor Ms Tan Lee Sun separately)

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  105. Kein

    5 years ago

    Go jesseca! anyway…Ai Leng really looks like Fann wong ler….

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  106. zz

    5 years ago

    hi-5 man, N.
    FINALLY no hk shows man! I very worried for mediacorp when they broadcast those super nice hk shows, cos switch back to local dramas den got contrast liao. mediacorp should just stop sharing nice hk shows with s’poreans, juz go back to local dramas -> den less distractions for students and also preserve nice old hk shows which are meant for private indulgence.

    WOO!! happy tt we’re going back to local dramas.

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  107. J

    5 years ago

    Yup one of the best shows i’ve watched! usually shows are like about money.. love.. family problems… really boring which is the reason why i don’t watch tv. but this is something really different! haha i’m gonna be glued to the tv too after this airs even though i’ve watched it already.

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  108. Kar Yan

    5 years ago

    haha good. and yeah, it was true that not only the presence of Jesseca made the show very entertaining, but also the rest of the casts. some parts of the show is super hilarious too! hahaha. Paul, you should watch it too! xD

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  109. suzhen

    5 years ago

    yeah glad tat its airing in sg ler!!! great show with great actors/actresses~
    i’ll be glued to the TV when tis show airs^^

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  110. N

    5 years ago

    Finally no more HK dramas during prime time slots..

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  111. J

    5 years ago

    haha yesss i agree with kar yan :) and the show is entertaining too with the other casts! i’m gonna be active in promoting this show! haha yay i can watch the show for the second time once it airs in Singapore!

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  112. Kar Yan

    5 years ago

    haha she’s just great! i’m sure she has alot of fans in Malaysia, but i’m not sure if they read your blog.

    by the way, i’m just curious about why is this show aired so much earlier than other co-productions? Is it because of it’s high (i think it was?) viewerships?

    (Paul: Because it is very watchable bah…)

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  113. Kar Yan

    5 years ago

    oh my.. i didnt expect this show to be aired in SG so fast! indeed, this show is really great! Jesseca’s acting is this show is undoubtedly outstanding.

    hopefully the viewers in SG will enjoy this show! Jesseca rocks! =D

    (Paul: Great to have Malaysian friends here raving about this drama an dJesseca…I am sure she will be very happy to read your comments…anymore coming in?)

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  114. J

    5 years ago

    omg thumbs up to this post!! :) I’ve watched the show already and indeed jess’s acting was awesome and so so convincing! yay and the show is nice, EVERYONE SHOULD WATCH IT :)

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