Knock-Knock 敲敲门: Jeanette Aw 欧萱

This is the interview (questions from all of you) which Jeanette spent 8 hours to complete. Find out everything you have always wanted to ask her: Dai Yang Tian or Qi Yu Wu truthfully? And her thoughts on plastic surgery for female stars…

Q: Which genre of dramas do you like to film? What genre of shows do you like most? and would like to try out? What kind of roles would you like to explore in future. If you were given a chance to create a character/role of your own (for you to act in), what type of character would you create?

I love period dramas. I always have. As far as I can remember, even as a child, I loved watching period dramas. There is a certain quality to it that appeals to me personally. I would love to do action dramas from time to time, I think it helps that I have a strong dance foundation and had a short period of training in wushu. It probably does sound weird to many, but I actually do enjoy action scenes where I get to do a fair bit of stunts. I still do want to grow emotionally as an actor. Having said that, I do hope to explore characters with emotional depth, it could very well be darker characters burdened with conflicts, challenging myself with the delivery of varying nuances of expression. I would like to explore roles outside the scope of what I’d personally be into, I like to push myself beyond comfortable limits in terms of acting.

Q: 若有机会拍电影,你会去尝试吗?

当然想尝试!但不是说想要就能得到,还是得等待机会。

Q: Which role that u have portrayed so far are u most satisfied with & like best? why?

There are a few roles that I particularly love.

Holland V – Mo Jing Jing, A child’s Hope 2 – Lin Jinghao, Rhythm of Life – Chen Xiao Rou and The Little Nyonya – Huang Juxiang/Shanben Yueniang.

To be honest, there isn’t any one time that I look back and feel that I’ve aced it, there will always be an element in there where I feel I could have done better. But the roles that I’ve listed have left indelible marks on me and are dear to me for various reasons. I love the characters, I love how they have been explored and developed, and I love how they have given me the chance to explore and grow as an actor. 

Q: How would you rate your own performance in Together, as compared to TLN

In all honesty, Yao Jianhong (Together) is a totally different character from the two roles in “The Little Nyonya”. However, it’s still hard work and sweat and blood put in for these two dramas, but I would say that Yao Jianhong’s portrayal would have been delivered with more maturity and sensitivity. I hope you and the audiences will like it.

Q: Do you now prefer Juxiang/Yueniang in The Little Nyonya or Jianhong in Together?

If you asked me this question before I started filming for “Together”, my answer would be that I prefer Juxiang/Yueniang. But without fail, I fall in love with the character I play. There will always be a special quality in each character and there will always be something different in them. It ends up hard for me to choose which I prefer, and if given the choice, I don’t wish to pick one over the other because they can’t be compared.

Q: Given your popularity has been soaring ever since u acted in TLN which was a huge success , do u feel a lot of pressure / pressurized with each future Drama Serials that u are currently involved in ? Why or why not ?

Inevitably, there will be additional pressure to perform. Expectations are raised, I demand more from myself, and I personally wish to breakthrough whatever I have created before. I always hope that I will be able to improve with each drama that I have so I will push myself to the max. Ultimately, the pressure comes mainly from myself and it serves as a driving force.

Q: Up till Together, you have had no news of any upcoming production after wrapping The Little Nyonya. Were you never for once worried? Just how confident were you of landing with the Together’s role?

If I said no, would you believe me? There are many things which aren’t within my control. I only knew about Together’s casting when I was told to go for the audition. With each audition, I start from zero, I do not like to enter with baggage or with so-called experience of “I did this before”, “I did that before”. I just did my best, did what I could for the audition, and left the rest up to the production team to decide.

Q: ” I understand that after filming 当我们同在一起 – TOGETHER , u will be involved in the filming of 红白囍事 where u will play a character of a Funeral Director in the Series , considering that it is a widely known fact that most Chinese, especially the elderly & the old do shun this type of things as they view it as bad luck & inauspicious, are u afraid that your soaring high popularity now will be affected as a result ? Do u in any way have any regrets in accepting the role because of the above ‘ considerations ‘ that some if not most viewers may have?

I’m actually thrilled to play a funeral director. I think this is new material that has never really been explored and I’m glad to have this role. Honestly, I think death is part of life, it comes a time when we all have to deal with it. Funerals are a part of Chinese customs and traditions, and I believe those who have lost loved ones would want to do one last thing for the deceased (be it in a big or small way). I’ll be dealing with pretty raw emotions in that drama, and delivering the emotional loss and pain is my main concern.

Q: 你会愿意为艺术牺牲吗?例如演大胆的戏? To what extend you would sacrifice in the name of art?

你所谓“大胆的戏”是指多大胆呢?目前来说,《沸腾冰点》里的裸舞是我最大胆的演出,也可以说我大胆尺度就去到哪。而且拍那场戏时,该遮的遮,不该看到的绝对没看到。我绝对不会全裸,也不会露点。

Q: There have been calls or suggestions by some viewers & fans for u to sing Drama Serial Theme Songs or Sub Theme Songs , are u willing to try doing so , considering that it is something that u have never done so before so far in your career ? And if the opportunity does come along one day , will u be keen to try doing so ? Why or why not ?

I am always keen on trying new things, and honestly, I am quite interested to try. I think it is nice to be able to contribute to the drama in a very different way, and music to me is a big part of post production work.

Q: Are you willing to be on CelebriTea? the 2nd one is ” do u have confidence with ur cooking skill? If you r invited to attend that variety show (3 plus 1), will u be glad to accept it and present your cooking skil to everyone? We rarely see you on tv variety shows. well, i wouldnt want to see you on CelebriTea because i dont see a need for an artiste to reveal private matters on national tv and make a hoo-ha over it.. what about cooking shows? You do like to cook, isnt it?

I am a very private person, and I have a very simple outlook on things. I personally am not comfortable with people probing into my personal life, my friends and my family. I am extremely protective over these areas in my life. So, I may not have the kind of material that the show wants to begin with. There were a million and one reasons comments or speculations as to why I was not on CelebriTea. This is something I cannot control, but I do believe I have the right to stick to my principals and keep my personal life private.

I love cooking, especially baking, I think it’s therapeutic. In fact, I did a short baking segment for a variety show – 当公主遇上王子. I like cooking leisurely, I’m not so sure how my food will taste like under pressure though.

Q:  What do you like most about acting? Jeanette, how ur interest in acting came about? 你加入影艺圈该有八年了吧?你最大的满足感是什么?

I love performing in general. I was very into the arts, theatrical performances, dance, etc. In fact, dance is my first love. Perhaps, you can even say dance is like a theatrical mime. You express yourself with your facial expressions and body, and of course, through choreography. My interest in acting started when I was in College. I was involved in music and dance, and acting came as a natural progression. That’s how I decided to take up Theatre Studies in NUS, and later on, to do my Honors in that.

With acting, I get to try things that I would never do in a lifetime, I get to explore human emotions and most importantly I get to perform. Well, I guess I’m happy and blessed that I have a job that I’m passionate about.

Q: Good role or Acting ability. Which do you think is more important?

Acting ability.

Good role + no acting ability to support it, it will not be able to achieve its maximum potential. But with strong acting ability, you can also turn a weak role around to make it shine.

Imagine a theatrical staging: there is an actor with only one line in the whole entire play, but once he went on stage and delivered his act and that one line, he stole the show. It’s happened and that is what I believe to be strength in delivering. So big role or small role, there is always room to make that role shine.

Q: Are there any artistes/veterans that you admire and regard as role models in Mediacorp? Also, are there any particular actors/actresses that you wish to work with? Do you have any particular local artiste you would like to work with, or admire for his/her work ethics?

Xie Shaoguang and Huang Biren. It’s a pity they aren’t acting anymore.

Q: Having been in the entertainment industry for a number of years now, what is one piece of advice you would offer a new and inexperienced artiste? How do you encourage the younger artistes?

It’s all about hard work, there is no such thing as fast fame.

Q: If Star Awards was modified such that there is a Best Actress and a Favourite Actress award, which one would you rather win if you could only win one of them?

Favourite Actress. This award would be given to me by the audience, a direct appreciation of my efforts. I perform for the public, and if they like what they see, then that will mean everything to me.

Q: U were the ultimate Hot favorite going into this Year’s Star Awards to win the Best Actress Award , but in the end u lost … Were u in any way very disappointed considering the fact that u may be having very high hopes that U will Win the Best Actress Award ? Have that hype brought that thoughts into your mind as u enter the Awards Ceremony on that night ? In the end , u nearly even lost out on the Top 10 , with your name being the last to be called … Were u yourself shocked at that point of time , considering the hype & the odds were very high on U to win at least something … ? If … If u had not been called on stage that night & u were to leave the Awards empty handed , how do u think u would have felt ? Embarrassed ? Or disappointed or both ?

I wasn’t disappointed, I prepared myself for all extreme scenarios. If I didn’t get any award that night, I don’t think I would feel any different, because I had nothing to begin with.  

Q: The Media has been labelling u as the upcoming Ah Jie or the term ” the next Ah Jie ” even some of your Fans even accepted & agreed to the fact that u have what it takes to be the next Ah jie , how do u yourself view this phenomenon ? Were u yourself shocked ? Do u think it is still too early to be talking about u succeeding the Title of Ah Jie ? Why or Why not ? You are labelled as the next ah jie. Whats ur take on this?

You said it, it’s phenomenal. I think it’s amazing, I’m flattered and I’m thankful for everything. The opportunities that I’ve had, and the experiences I’ve garnered along the way is something the title alone will not be able to give me. Knowing that the audiences loved what they saw in my characters makes it all worthwhile for me. It gives me the satisfaction and happiness knowing that through my roles, I’ve been able to reach out and touch people in different ways.

Be it “Princess” or “Ah Jie”, they’re titles and titles change with time. I personally feel detached from the business of labeling. What I’m more concerned with is audiences love me for my craft, and that they enjoyed my performances.

Q: How do u feel about being famous? What do you feel about the fame that you are achieving? Almost every artiste, if not all, would like to be recognized for their craft. However, do you consider fame very important in your life?

I’m grateful for the accolades I’ve received. Fame is a bonus in the equation of hard work, hard work and more hard work. However, there’s still a long road ahead of me and that’s where I place my focus.

Q: Are there any ups and downs in your career?

Of course. My career is like a roller coaster ride, it’s had its fair share of ups and downs, twists and bends, and you never know what will happen next. It’s exciting in that sense, isn’t it?

Q: What would you say is your biggest sacrifice after becoming an artiste?

Privacy.

Q: When you read negative reports about you that give harsh criticism, how do you deal with them and what would you tell your fans who get upset over such comments? 经常会有许多观众批评你这个那个的(其实并非如此,咱们是心里有数)你会为了这一小撮人而去改变吗?又是否值得吗?  你一向比较低调的作风并不取悦于娱乐记者,因此她们经常向你做出许多不利的负面报导,你有什么看法?

I view criticisms objectively. If it’s constructive I will take that into consideration and improve on those aspects. My fans have been a huge source of encouragement and strength. More often than not, fans and readers are able to decipher for themselves, whether comments are there to help or they’re acerbic comments meant to hurt.

记者的报道往往不在我控制范围之内。我对那些报道没有什么特别感觉。也不能怪他们吧,都说了,我是一个不懂得也不想要提供太多私事的艺人,如果我是记者我可能也会觉得烦燥!哈哈!但是我还是会保护属于自己的隐私。这点应该不会改变。 

Q: DYT said he have the most feeling when acting with you, how about you? Do you think you and DYT will be couple? When the Director suddenly ask you to have a kiss with DYT to make you closer, then at TLN, musical performance and now Together, all require very deep feeling between you and DYT… And after Together’s shooting is over, how you manage your feeling? Is being an actress just can forget everything immediately and easily? I think you must have a bit feeling, right? Like having loss of something so suddenly? Just curious, as both of you have been partnered continuously several times.

My roles have all been created professionally. In the drama, emotions run deep and I love my “partner” with all my heart. But I also know how to pull myself out of it. Loving the character or the person playing the character are two totally different matters. Having worked with DYT continuously for 3 times now, the chemistry we have is definitely better and stronger than in The Little Nyonya.

Q: Many people think Qi Yuwu and you are compatible off-screen and on screen. Will you consider him to be your partner off screen? Look at Chris and Fann. Why not you and Qi Yuwu? Actually you and he have many similar interests – like arts, reading. Once you mentioned you like men who have toned body eg. those with six packs. You preferred Qi Yuwu over Elvin in your interview in 2007.

I personally think Yuwu is a very suave person, he’s also a very good working partner. We both take our partnership very professionally and we’re very comfortable with that. As for men with toned bodies, who doesn’t like that? But essentially, I would want my other half to be able to make me feel like the most special girl in his world, I think that’s more important that the 6 pecs.

Q: 如果给你选最佳搭档,你认为是那位男艺人,为什么呢?

因为我和玉武合作过最多次而且我们是同一时间一起成长的,所以我们的默契当然会比较好。其实跟阳天连续合作3次,我们之间的默契也比在《小娘惹》中好很多。

Q:戴阳天说私底下,他很欣赏你的个性。也接受过访问时,说过他蛮理解你的出发点因为很多人说你很冷。倘若有一天,他追你的话,你会接受吗?

顺其自然吧。我是个很相信缘份的女孩子,当缘分来了想挡也没用。

Q: 最近有发觉你在和阳天合照时,他总会站得和你非常靠近!将你紧紧搂在怀里!当你和其他男艺人合照时包715,你会保持距离?我猜想也许阳天对你有意?而你对他也不抗拒吧?你能给的答案应该还是“顺其自然”吧?你该不会是很容易就动心的吧?

我都没察觉到。可能他已习惯我在戏里是他老婆所以和我拍照时比较自在吧。没错,我是个不容易就动心的女孩,我的另一半必须珍惜我,宝贝我,爱护我。我的条件蛮高的,所以我会耐心等待缘分的来临。

Q: Some of the viewers and fans have express their interest in you collaborating in a drama with Rui En. What do you think of this?

I am open with the idea of working with anyone, including Rui En. To think about it, I have never worked with her before, I believe it would be a great experience if we had the chance.

Q : 你对于大马观众的热情有什么话要说?You came twice to Malacca for filming. What is your impression on Malacca? How about the fans there? What is the difference between Malacca fans and Singapore fans?

There was overwhelming support from the fans in Malacca and their hospitality was what touched me most. It is not often easy to be away from home, filming in another country, but the fans there made that possible. What I want to say is that it touches me greatly that you enjoyed The Little Nyonya, and your support will act as a constant reminder for me continue to strive for better performances.

Q: 知道有好些中国上海的影迷朋友在支持你,你有打算去见见他们吗?

如果有机会的话,我一定会!

Q: From your blog, we know that your fanclub, Jeanius organises gatherings with you. how close are you with your fans? Do you treat your fans as your friends? Perhaps alot of ppl were impressed by the really short but definitely touching dialogue between u and Jeaniuses at Star Awards 2009. thus, besides ‘thank u, Jeaniuses’, what do u want to say to Jeaniuses the most?

My fans have been with me, holding my hand, through my darkest and toughest moments. They are the ones who continue to believe in me despite the odds. They are also the ones I would never want to disappoint. Yes, they are my friends and I appreciate every single one of them.

Q: Staying true to yourself has been of utmost importance to you. When was it the hardest to do so during your career and is it still a struggle at this point of time?

It was the hardest to carry through in the initial stages, when I first entered the industry. I was new, I didn’t know what I could say, what I should say, or how I should say it. It was a moment of trying to crack the media code and wondering if everything was done in the appropriate manner.

It isn’t a struggle anymore, because I’ve grown confident and comfortable with myself being this way. No masks, no lies, just me.

Q: Being someone known to be reserved in the media industry, how are you like in school? Are you just as reserved or are you popular and high profile?

I was never high profile in school. I just went about doing my thing in school, hanging out with my group of friends, and that’s basically that. It was only in NUS that life became more colorful for me, because of my high involvement in dance and theatre. But even then, it was vibrant for me in a personal sense, I wasn’t more high profile in any way (not in my opinion at least).

Q: If you had to make a choice between being an actress and a dancer, which would you choose?

I’d be a dancer. Dance is my first love and will always remain so.

Q: Some people have the opinion that you are ‘proud’. How do you feel about this?

I look proud, and sometimes I fail to call out or greet people because I’m blur enough not to see them. So I can’t blame people for having this opinion of me. That’s not how I am though, just talk to me and you’ll find out for yourself.

Q: Were you ever a rebel in school?

Haha no, I was never a rebel. I was very much a teacher’s pet. I always did my work and made sure I knew my work.

Q: Jeanette, we know that u like reading. hehe, then how abt detective books? whats ur opinion of them? Everybody know u like reading books.which book is the 1st book u read and which one u like most?

Yes, I do love reading. But I’m so sorry I can’t remember my very first book. I loved my literature classes most in school, which was also another natural progression for me to go into plays and doing theatre in Uni. I’m open to reading any genre as well.

Q: You mentioned that you’re in fact writing a book. the readers are excited about it. ..is it part of your dream to be a writer?

Yes, it is a dream of mine. I love writing, and I love books. I believe in each book lies a hidden world waiting to be discovered. I believe in the magic of books and it would be lovely to be able to write one.

Q: Will you say ‘yes’ if you are invited to attend events organized by your alma maters

Yes, I would. And I have attended events organized by my alma maters.

Q: If today u r given a chance to travel alone, which place/country do u wanna go? Do you enjoy spending time by yourself? or with a group of friends?

Travelling alone aside, the place I would love to go to is Venice. I do not mind travelling alone, and I actually do enjoy it (yes I’ve travelled alone before). I love spending time with my friends, catching up over tea. But I do believe in me-time as well. I like having some peace and quiet to myself every now and then, I believe that’s important.

Q: Have you ever regretted or find it “a waste” to join the showbiz industry after spending so much on your studies (ie. showbiz industry doesn’t really require ‘papers/certs’)?

Umm.. are you saying that showbiz is a brainless pursuit? Haha.. oh dear, why is there such a perception? Well, I beg to differ. There is an intellectual processing of our mental faculties when we are engaged in role playing. To be exact, role playing happens in all fields, all professions, just that we do it for the drama we are involved in. I definitely don’t think it’s a waste, and I have never regretted my decision. In fact, I think I’m blessed to be doing something that I’m passionate about. How many of us can actually say that?

Q: Family or Career. If there comes a day when you have to give up career for family, would you do it? 5年后的你,你认为你会是继续演戏吗?还是已经嫁人相夫教子呢?Are you willing to give up your career and settle down if you have found the right one (career vs love)?

If I had to choose, my family will come first. When I lost my god-mother a few years back, I had this conviction that my family will always have the utmost priority in my heart. That has not changed since.

我没有办法预测5年后会发生什么事,我享受活在现在。将来有太多未知数,何必让自己太烦恼?反正今天决定的事,很可能5年后会有改变,对吧?

Q: It seems that you truly believe in ‘happily-ever-after’s. Did your love for fairytales and Princesses began from when you were a child?

Yes, my love for fairytales began since I was a child. I believe life can be beautiful, it’s just a matter of how you choose to live it.

Q: What criteria the man u love should have?

As much as in interviews I always say “he” should have a dancer’s body and 6 pecs etc, that is really just superficial. I believe what I really want from that special someone is that he be able to treasure me for who I am, and to make me feel loved every single day. I am a romantic at heart. Having said that, I think it says a lot about me already.

Q: You are the legal guardian of 3 young children. It’s very different from just being a godmother. Can you share why and how you made that decision? Have the children changed your life?

They are special to me in every sense of that word. I believe it’s fate that’s brought them into my life. They’ve taught me how to love unconditionally, they’ve taught me how to be simple, how to stay happy. Most importantly, they’ve taught me that the simple things in life are what truly matters.

Q: Since you love your three godchildren and treat them like your own, what do you do when you are busy filming and you do not have much time to see them and what do your three godchildren do when they miss you?

They call me every single day, so I still get to talk to them before I go to bed. In fact, they have learnt how to send SMS-es (they’re only 4yrs old), so when they miss me or they want to tell me something, they text me. I try to make myself free and available for them no matter what, I never want them to feel that they can’t reach me.

Q: What skincare do you use? Your skin is flawless. I notice you have a very good facial skin complexion, may I know how you take care of your face and maintain its flawless smooth texture? And do you go for facial or anything that gotta do with beauty? What’s your beauty secrets? And you do look younger than your age, what do you think is the most important thing to stay young looking?

I am using IZU’s skincare, my favourites would be the Crystal Scrub and the Hydrating Gel. I’m particular about cleansing more than the application of make-up actually. In fact, my screen make-up is concealer and loose powder. I skip the foundation if I can help it, I like it that I allow my skin to breathe.

Beauty secrets? Apart from a proper cleansing regime, I think a big part of staying young is being happy. Keeping things simple, that keeps you feeling and looking young.

Q: You admitted to yourself that one regret is that you are short. Do you think this factor is important? There have been talk on plastic surgery about other stars. Whats your personal opinion on this matter? Will u do it if there is a need?

I think I said that about my height in jest. I do not regret anything about my body or how I appear. On the contrary, I am thankful, I like the way I look and have no wish for change. As for plastic surgery, I think that’s a very personal decision of theirs and honestly, I think it should just stay personal.

What do you consider as a need? Disfigurement? Or a barely noticeable scar? Each individual’s needs are different. If one day, I start to think it is a case of ‘do or die’, then I would I guess.

BaguaTV: After reading her interview, I feel Jeanette is just like many simple girls out there pursuing a simple dream and waiting for that perfect ‘Mr Right’ in real life. She doesn’t have unrealistic ‘world-domination’ career ambition and certainly no ‘可歌可泣’ romance-fantasy. Just simple love. Real happiness is to be contented with whatever you are blessed with. All the best, Jeanette.

(Jeanette’s ‘当我们同在一起 Together’ anniversary drama will launch on 30 November at 9pm on Channel 8. If you haven’t caught the 17mins video, here’s the link: http://video2.channelnewsasia.com/cnavideos/chineseplayer.aspskin=Player1.swf&player=chineseplayer.swf&filename=xinET_112009_together_sneakpreview.flv.

She will begin her imaging session as the ‘Funneral Director’ in ‘红白囍事 New Beginnings’ this week).

(Knock-Knock 敲敲门 is a series of interviews on this BaguaTV Blog that allowed you to become the reporter. Knock-Knock 敲敲门: Rui En 瑞恩 was the 1st star to be interviewed and it can be read here, just mouse over and click: http://blogs.xin.sg/baguatv/2009/10/27/knock-knock-%e6%95%b2%e6%95%b2%e9%97%a8-rui-en-%e7%91%9e%e6%81%a9/)

November 23, 2009 By : Paul Category : Knock-Knock 敲敲门 New Beginnings 红白囍事 Together 当我们同在一起 133 Comments Print

133 Comments → “Knock-Knock 敲敲门: Jeanette Aw 欧萱”


  1. Love Jeanette

    4 years ago

    I love u!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11 i hope u can get awards all the time.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!~

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  2. Annonymous

    4 years ago

    Can give me your number?Haha. The blog say can ask anything about you but cannot bully you.

    Reply

  3. Annonymous

    4 years ago

    Hi jeanette, can you give me your number? haha. Wanting to know everything about you as I am a BIG fan of you!

    Reply

  4. strong fan of Jeanette

    4 years ago

    Can you post the photos of Jeanette and DYT if they are girl boy friend? Jeanette, you rock! Don’t bother what people comment about you. All your fans will be there to support you.

    Reply

  5. fan

    5 years ago

    oyioyioyioyiyoyi tarzan aw

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  6. Min

    5 years ago

    haha.. looking forward to elvin ng’s one… alr hv in mind what to ask :) oh.. n jesseca, would like her to join the knock knock series asap too. she’s rather low profile now. so i hope to know more abt her(: thanks!

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  7. justice

    5 years ago

    I’m sure if JP and FC were to have very good acting skills, sure it would make up for their “bad appeal” . But the problem is they don’t thus the “bad appeal” will just stay there… Don’t know if you guys know tvb gossips stars Charmaine and Sonija, they are always in gossip news, but they have good acting to make up for their “appeal”. For this, FC and JP gotta buck up, if not justice will prevail sooner or later…

    And it doesn’t mean we are talking about them means they are popular or we are jealous or whatever. Most of the time it means we are unhappy with the fact that the undeservings are getting more than what they actually deserved. The sense of justice in our mind is making us talk…

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  8. goodness

    5 years ago

    Oh my goodness ! Those two are sweet-looking and pretty girls ? Are you kidding me ? You brain must be SHAO HUAI LIAO ! Siao. . . . . . .

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  9. judge

    5 years ago

    Thanks ‘Little Nyonya’ for letting us learn more about you.

    Have been reading this blog for quite a while. Noticed that all of our female actresses (except Jesseca Liu and Eelyn Kok who were often praised) got slammed very badly by a small group of people. Those two are probably too mediocre to incur jealousy.
    The unkind slammings actually make me feel empathetic towards and interested to know more about FC and JP. Very sweet-looking and pretty girls, huh.

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  10. JOHN

    5 years ago

    YA lor, agree with goodness, most popular artists in MDC are JESSECA LIU ,& RUI EN !!!support them , jia you both of you….Paul , we wan to see them more in TV screen…..they are very pretty….and they act very well….

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  11. lee

    5 years ago

    agree with goodness totally. RE, JA, JL, EK,AK ROCKS! FC, JP SUCKS!

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  12. goodness

    5 years ago

    One of the silly ppl said that Felicia is the most popular artistes in MDC ! You SURE BOO ! So what about Rui En ,Jessica ? I’m sure it’s JA , RE & JL who are in the reigning and not JP & FC !

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  13. dd

    5 years ago

    hi paul … pls tell JA since she doesn’t mind travelling alone, may be she can consider hosting a travelodge; it would be a good experience. so excited together will be aired as of monday and will be seeing both JA and DYT on the tv screen.

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  14. Kar Yan

    5 years ago

    El (17:57:31) :

    Can post the pictures of the images in “New Beginnings” once it is out? Looking to the images of each character in the drama…

    (Paul: Ok lah…)

    hope to see u posting it soon! really looking forward to see Jesseca’s image in the show :)

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  15. El

    5 years ago

    Can post the pictures of the images in “New Beginnings” once it is out? Looking to the images of each character in the drama…

    (Paul: Ok lah…)

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  16. ah B

    5 years ago

    @ Zenia

    What talking you? -_-

    Read the comments carefully! Don’t anyhow tarnish my reputation hor! -.-

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  17. Zenia

    5 years ago

    I will never stoop as low as ah B, seriously. There is no point in quarreling about who will be nominated for Best Actress in Star Awards 2010. Because ultimately, the people who will be nominating the actresses are the judges. Not you people. So please, stop saying that Felicia can never or will never be nominated. Because it is not up to you to say. It is up to the fellow judges. You can brag like you know what is going to happen. But time, will come to prove you wrong. So ah B and people who “somehow” agree with ah B, please stop going around passing negative remarks. Because your popularity, your acting skills, are not even half of any of the actresses’. So, who are you to speak? Look into the mirror and ask yourself this. “Who are you to speak?”

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  18. ah B

    5 years ago

    To “Sam”, whatever:

    Everytime you lose a argument, you change a nickname and make it SEEM as though EVERYBODY is supporting you. Childish.

    Thank goodness you’re still the only fan around that does that. LOL (:

    And another good thing is, Felicia is one of the most popular artistes in MCD’s belt and yet you don’t know about it.

    Affirmative. You live in a cave.

    And, stop trying to promote Eelyn. She can do it on her own, with the help of SINCERE fans. Your hatred for JP and FC on this blog stays ON THIS BLOG, if you didn’t realise.

    Because if you took a look at the real world out there, It’s FC, JA and JP who are reigning and nobody else outside the league of the 7-princesses come close ^^

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  19. Kim

    5 years ago

    I think it is very serious to have said that Jeanette is a ‘kept’ woman. If she is really a ‘kept’ woman, then she would not be so anxious to get another role. Anyway if you have 5B which stands for ‘Bank loaded account, bungalow, billion dollars club, bachelor status and brilliant’, then any woman would not mind to be a ‘kept’ woman. Please, guys, don’t be a laughing stock to Jeanette.
    I know she is not a materialistic girl and that is why she is adorable to all her fans.
    The very first time I see Jeanette in person, I could not believe that she is so pretty particularly her complexion and her smile. It was even prettier than the Yueniang and Juxiang that I had seen on TV. I don’t know some people just keep on distorting her personalities. Jeanette is too nice as not to say anything or even to sue that person, and for that reason her fans are just defending on her behalf.

    Our perception towards artistes has not changed over time. Just because some female artistes in olden days are ‘kept’ women and we generalised every female artistes.

    My definition of the word ‘pinnacles’ does not mean Jeanette got to be Best Actress for every drama. My definition of ‘pinnacles’ is for her to do something that will give her the maximum returns in the shortest time. That is called labour efficiency. If you are to do a 100 episodes drama, then I wish good luck and enthusiasm to complete the filming. From the day of the Little Nyonya last December 2008, there has been many unkind critics on her, why not the rest of the artistes.

    I will never plead for mercy if you continue to be hard on Jeanette. You can challenge me on my bended knees. Bended knees is all it takes to defeat you like what the Chinese saying ‘Luo Hua Liu Sui’. The more you demoralised her, the more popular she becomes. That is the fact because we are just talking about her.

    When an arrow leaves the hand of the archer, the pain is never on him because the arrow is not striking him. Wait and see if the arrow hits him, then you can tell me what the feelings is like.
    It is easy to say that Jeanette and her fans don’t have to read those comments, then in the first place we should not have interviewed her, the same questions over and over again.

    I am not someone easily captured by an artiste. I may know the artistes but may not chase your drama like skipping a dinner or appointment like the Little Nyonya. I must admit that I am more open and fair now to our local artistes than before. They have all improved much over the years.

    Jeanette, please don’t cry over the baseless comments.

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  20. Bis

    5 years ago

    To Mr. Paul, Hie is there a possibility to invite Fann Wong to answer questions too? =) Thanks

    (Paul: Possible)

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  21. OH PLEASE

    5 years ago

    Stop categorizing JA fans as those who insult and put people down. Don’t lump us together just because of a few black sheep. Anyway, thanks neutral for your support for Jeanette. Extremely appreciative of this. Thanks for seeing her potential, you made my day!

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  22. to guest

    5 years ago

    that person who says ja is kept probably had the thought or tried keeping her and chickened out or failed while trying to do so. another idiotic crazy fella lah. ignore his leg-thought-out comment.

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  23. Sam

    5 years ago

    too much lah, paul. too much, lah. more like she wants her face to be in the “highlights” segment together with you all the time. suggest you take away that segment and see what happens. she’s after all, a young punk whom i think has no potential to go far. nonetheless, she must appreciate you for explaining for her time and again.

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  24. guest

    5 years ago

    Why do u say JA is a kept woman? the basis for ur claim is ridiculous!

    if i were JA, i would also be nervous b4 the last name is revealed for top 10 most popular. it’s natural! even if JA claims she doesn’t harbour any hopes, after all the effort she put into TLN and the big positive response it garnered, there’s bound to be a certain expectation frm everyone & herself tt she’ll be in the top 10.

    She didn’t win the best actress. If TLN (her most popular drama to date) cannot even bring her back into the top 10, then what can? her career would have ended tt night

    who wouldn’t be nervous in her shoes?

    (Paul: Well said, I would be very nervous if I were JA. I probably cry lor…)

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  25. Sam

    5 years ago

    hi paul,

    but this joanne, indeed, she’s really wuliao. think she updates her blog and twitter every other day, just to make sure her face appears next to yours in the intro page. prove me wrong. but she’s paranoid about being in the limelight. that makes it worse. the more she tries the worse it gets. reverse psychology. ask her to let go a bit. people are irritated by such an intense person like her. get rid of her soon, lah,please lah, paul, dolong lah..da bolek tahan de.

    (Paul: Well, it is a good way for her to keep in touch with her fans and I have always encouraged others to be more active like her…)

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  26. to Politically correcting ''sure boh'' and to "To sure boh (22:23:38) : "

    5 years ago

    totally agree with the both of u about joanne peh. i hate her to the core of my bones…think she’s even worse than the felicia that ah B supports so much. at least felicia is so unnoticeable that she doesn’t irritate. my suspicion too that joanne peh herself is the writer of those comments. when she’s not at her blog, she’s probably posting these comments at paul’s blog. perhaps people in the industry can help to verify that.

    (Paul: Cool off yah…Joanne won’t do such wuliao thingy lah)

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  27. Sam

    5 years ago

    who is this ah B? what is her occupation? sputtering nonsense is her hobby? jobless? she is such a NUISANCE! she really sounds like her she is using her leg to do her thinking. Boo!

    frankly who is this felicia that she is so crazy about?

    i’ve only heard of ann, jeannette, rui en, eelyn, dawn yeoh, jesseca liu, yvonne lim, xiang yun, zoe tay, fann wong, hong hui fang. some from the newer batch, i’ve heard of paige, koh yah hwee, mei xin, rebecca lim, jessica tan, kola etc. who is felicia? too insignificant to be noticed?

    imagine this felicia whom ah B supports will also think she’s probably gone crazy.

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  28. Neutral

    5 years ago

    Seriously, I am not a JP fan nor am I anti-JA.

    However, I do agree with sure boh in SOME parts (though not fully.. like what kept woman etc). If she dont care about awards, why would she be so nervous during SA? Many would remember her holding CLP’s hand and when she gave her thanksgiving she ask whether the host did it on purpose.

    Secondly, i also feel that DYT and her MAY be a form of promoting the drama as well. There are always such cases not just in singapore. But that will come to light as time passes. If they are really together, I wish them well too.

    The thing which I dont understand is whenever someone make a negative comment, must it only be out of JEALOUSY? I feel that its quite ridiculous whenever someone commented on JA it will be deemed as jealous or wanna woo her but failed. But on the other hand, when some JA fans put down JP, it will be “THE FACT”.

    JA is definitely a good actress which I believe will go far but I just cant stand some of the fans sometimes.

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  29. ah B

    5 years ago

    to “to ah b”:

    Every single comment of yours is contradictory to the point of absolute madness. Never thought you could post 3 straight comments that has no logic and having each sentence run head-on against each other.

    Maybe before you engage yourself in a war of words, work harder at your form of communication. (:

    Oh and btw, it’s really either Felicia hurt you badly or what, but a normal person wouldn’t hate an on-screen star that way unless he’s insane.

    No wait. You are insane.

    Oops. My condolences.

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  30. YEAH

    5 years ago

    can post full details of the rdshow or nt, PLZ? I’m waiting for it. VERY URGENTLY

    (Paul: I just did in a new blog post liao)

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  31. to ah B

    5 years ago

    i’ve no objections to you supporting your idol.

    but please be rational. you must separate the person from her performance. yes, she may be a nice and likeable girl to you, but you must learn to view her performance in her acting (craft) separately. you like the person doesn’t mean you must biasedly praise her for her performance even though it is obvious to all she was unnatural in both shows. just like when a parent punishes the child, he is punishing him for his “act of disobedience” – he does not hate the child, he hates the act. i hope despite you acting like a moron sometime, you please put your mind this to good use, instead of using your leg all the time. i guess since you’ve been using your leg to think, no wonder, you suggested nominating felicia. i won’t be offended, i empathise with you. just make sure you use your head and not your leg to think from now onwards.

    even felicia herself will understand this principle. i’m sure. read her blog. she says she’s already very blessed to be able to act! she knows she may soon be marginalised by prettier and fresher faces like koh yah hwee, rebecca lim or mei xin. by nominating her, the credibility of the nomination committee at mediacorp will also be at stake. “bu yao hai ren hai ji”

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  32. to ah B

    5 years ago

    morons need their legs to do the talking. “moron class” of “moron leg-brains” happens only in the ZOO! oh your idol from there?

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  33. to ah B

    5 years ago

    your leg and her nomination are both the biggest jokes of the year! don’t you cause the downfall of mediacorp hor? u want mediacorp to be laughing stock with such sub-standard nomination for best actress? unless you change the definition of “best actress”. fann and zoe from ultimatum, xiang yun, hong hui fang and ann from housewives holiday and jeannette aw of together are enough to sweep all available places for the nomination, lah, moron!!hahahahohohohoheeheheehehehahaehehehahehaheha…..

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  34. :)

    5 years ago

    Paul….When will mobtv upload epi 3 of TGT? izzit by days or by weeks? can pls check :) xie xie ni!

    (Paul: Immediately after they edited lah…)

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  35. Quite sure

    5 years ago

    I think ‘sure boh?’, the mad one, is also ‘newsynosey’ in the other forum. The style of writing is the same whatever name he/she uses. She/he is no.1 anti-JA. Everyday nothing to do but spread rumours. Sure boh?

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  36. ah B

    5 years ago

    to ah B (21:22:05) :

    NO WAY FELICIA WILL BE NOMINATED AS BEST ACTRESS FOR THAT KIND OF BELOW STANDARD / HORRIBLE PERFORMANCE IN BOTH ULTIMATUM AND BABY BONUS. IF SHE IS, THEN THAT’S THE DOWNFALL OF MEDIACORP! PLEASE LAH, AH B, GIVE US A BREAK LAH. IF SHE’S NO GOOD, SHE’S NO GOOD. ACCEPT IT LAH. DON’T MAKE A FOOL OF THE NOMINATION COMMITTEE. she is not even the leg hair of ann or zoe or fann or hong hui fang or jeannette, how can she be competiting with them? she has a long long way to go. if she wants to be nominated, wait till she gets some retraining first lah! maybe u should compare her with dawn yeoh and newbie, rebecca lim who are around her age.

    Read your own comment.

    I’m guessing you’re that Eelyn fan that doesn’t like Felicia and Joanne for some reason? Ron or Steve or something?

    Well, bad news. She is getting nominated and it’s all because she acted well. Go smash the wall and air your grievances if you like.

    But from now on, talk to my leg.

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  37. Zenia to sure bo

    5 years ago

    I see a need for you to go and approach a shrink. Its really sad for us to see people like you living in a world of self-denial. :( Time will prove you wrong in time to come. Just wait, to see. :)

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  38. laughing kor

    5 years ago

    I am laughing when i read that sure boh comment. If you really dislike this artiste, just don’t read her comment. Why will you waste like 5mins to read her article, then another 5 mins to comment it? Who will waste time on stuff they dun like, except you i think. This proof that u really nothing better than do, or you really need a doctor. Saying that she is a kept woman, she can SUE you my friend. And i am glad you are not a judge, victim will become criminal and criminal will become victim. And whoever is your idol most probably will be disgrace by you. I seriously warn you to watch out what you say. Thou, everyone have the right to say what they wishes here or make their own comment. But not comment that hurt people or to tarnish her reputation. If you dun like, turn around and go. This goes to other people here, you dun want your idol to be hurt by other people make sure you yourself dun hurt other people idol too. Greatly appreciated.

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  39. carrot_cake

    5 years ago

    Perhaps, Elvin Ng will throw in some quotes to show his sincerity? Haha.. But, that’s his style lah! Anw, his interview last time in I-Weekly (he got introduced his pets etc) was still okay, not sooo literature.

    Erm, sometimes short replies can oso show the writer’s sincerity lah. But such long replies are hardly found in magazines or newspapers, and long replies can allow her supporters to understand her more. =)

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  40. laugh

    5 years ago

    (Paul: Not really, if I am doing Elvin, it will be video because I can’t stand literature replies)

    Best reply of the day!!! LMAO! Ya I cannot stand literature replies too. Hey Paul, yeah do a video interview with Elvin. I guess Elvin will be very scared in front of you. What will be your style? I think you will not go easy on Elvin rite or become literature session? Haha.

    Back to topic, some guys commented Jeanette’s replies are lengthy? Hmm… Anything wrong with that? I thought that shows that she made sincere effort in replying?? If the replies are just 1 or 2 words or 1 or 2 sentences replies that would be worse isn’t it? I admire her style, can tell she’s not the attention grabbing type, who go extra lengths just to make headlines or appear in news.

    Jeanette, continue to stand by your principles and do your best. I think hard work will pay off eventually. 2010 I hope it will be your year!! Gd luck!!!

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  41. Paul

    5 years ago

    Details of the 5 Dec ‘Together’ roadshow at Jurong Point 2 Entrance Square (same stage where Jolin Tsai performed last time) will be out soon.

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  42. -

    5 years ago

    Will support Jeanette forever !!! jiayou :D 5 more days! :P

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  43. Ah Wen

    5 years ago

    Paul, thanks for the interview. Jeannette can write quite well. You are right. The interview just reflects Jeannette’s personality, very protective & private. And i think unless we are close friends with her, can’t really know her from interviews. Well, there’s nothing wrong about that. We can’t expect everyone to be outspoken lIke Aileen Chen or your fav Pat Mok..haha. Even those outspoken artistes may not be the real self. So oh well…

    Anyway, i look forward to your other interviews, preferably for those without a blogs, and those “lower key” artistes.

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  44. element

    5 years ago

    Peace peace peace. The “war” of the ah jie at the other entry haven’t yet cease fire and here another war is starting again. And it’s about the same old thing again. Even if you really dislike a particular artiste, doesn’t talking about the same thing over and over again make you sian? There are more thing in life than just keep on criticizing people, no matter who you are referring to.

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  45. to all 'ANTI-STAR" sis & bro

    5 years ago

    拜托 拜托,, if you really do not like that artist, just keep your month shut, and the most don’t watch their show, please do not have so much harsh comments on them. Just remember, they are normal human too, if you can’t live up to your so call ‘virture’ character, so are they too. All artists are individual, though comparison can lead to improvement, but not to the extend of comdemning them. If you like them, give them your full supports and encouragement, if you don’t, just leave them alone, GOD WILL BLESS YOU, AND I WILL BLESS YOU TOO…..

    PS. Paul, it seems like you wanted very much Ann Kok & DYT to be together, is that so? Cos when ppl is asking to pull JA and DYT together, you quickly commented we have to support Ann & DYT..

    (Paul: I joking lah…haha)

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  46. To sure boh

    5 years ago

    The more “suree bohh” here, just to prove more that Jeanette is very popular.
    Only popular person could draw such jealousy to the wierd person like you.

    Jeanette is very mature and calm, even though she is reading your comment, when she knows that your comment is totally wrong, she wont bother it at all. Only constructive comment that she will take it seriously.

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  47. Politically correcting ''sure boh''

    5 years ago

    And please don’t drag Felicia over. What do you mean by forced to cry? From this sentence, you are clearly a fan of Joanne. There have been talks and rumors but why are you hiding and defending her? We still remember okay.

    And please don’t drag either DYT or QYW! You are clearly displeased that two guys likes her while nobody is going after your Joanne. Imagine you see someone everyday from morning till night and he/she take care of you. What feelings do you get? Disgusted? Irritated? Annoyed? From this sentence of yours I realized your heart is made of metal which don’t develop feelings over someone, even normal friends.

    And as you have said, it’s private so why should she disclosed her marital status or whether she currently is attached. You mean you needa tell the whole world that you are attached the moment you are? From this sentence, you are clearly an attention-seeker but fortunately, Jeanette is not. We wouldn’t know is she has a bf or even if she is married? We will never know if she chose to hide it.

    Don’t associate red-hot with frentic media interest. You want us to give evidence that she is more popular than Rui En or Joanne. Yet both of them didn’t receive frentic media interest too? What do you think is frentic media interest? an article about jeanette everyday? Don’t be silly if you don’t know a single thing about media interest.

    i don’t think she is angelic by having god-children. What makes you think so? How do you go about your angelic? Whats the definition of angelic? Like you go around being a nuisance? Only people like you think this way ”Oh, she is so angelic, she take care of other people children lehhs” She once said that it’s her friend’s daughter/sons and just merely taking care of them temporarily. What good will an angelic image do for her in the media industry?

    More and more fake? The artiste whom you are supporting are looking more and more fake and obvious. You tried to cover up with the addition of more names from the 7-princesses but one look and it can be politically obvious that the one you are supporting are none other than her.

    So Paul, it’s obvious which star she is supporting. The more you try to cover-up, the more we can see through you. Yours is like a well carried out murderer only to be discovered much more easily when you twist facts to cover the truth.

    And please Paul, do suggest to the relevant department to make use of this kind of mysteries stories and have it as a plot for the new Police drama which Jeanette stands a chance to be casted. Hope Jeanette solve this mystery and disgrace the culprit that is if she is cast…

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  48. ah B

    5 years ago

    Xiangyun does not have leading roles for 2010′s SA hor?

    But i’m expecting to see HHF and Zoe nominated for Best Actress and Ann Kok in the running for Top 10!

    (Paul: HHF, XY and AK were leading feamle artistes for Hsewives’ Holidays)

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  49. To sure boh

    5 years ago

    From one thing that I can see from your comments, you are clearly jealous and disappointed that Jeanette is getting more and more popular. You can’t find anything to accuse of her and resort to this underhand means! Shameless!

    First thing first, she is no doubt as popular as Rui En or higher. Joanne? Please check the facts. Her win in Best Actress not only made much more people hate her but to the extent of defaming her. Not only fans of Jeanette are displeased. Do include the rest of the Best Actress awards nominees fans.

    Felicia Chin-She was a PROPER nominee not a supporting role like Joanne.
    Fann Wong-She obviously acts better in that crazed state than Joanne’s crazed state in TLN
    CLP-She gained 2 nomination but each and every single one of them are rejected by the judges. Each and every single one of CLP nomination whether in TGP or Yi Fang Ban Ting Yi Shui Gang had more qualities over Joanne.
    Jeanette-She was the leading and playing and totally different character but the one playing the more saucy and crazed character won unjustifiably.

    Joanne made a sacrifice but does a sacrifice warrant a nomination? Don’t talk about winning but nomination.

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  50. bitoo

    5 years ago

    JA’s interview was a sincere one. All her answers were very her. No mask put on, just her… Thank you for the time effort in doing this interview :)

    YAY! the first 2 episodes of Together are up on MobTv… Subscribers do go and watch… Its light-hearted and nice :D

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  51. c

    5 years ago

    for san cai yi tang… where will they film?

    (Paul: My previous comment listed the dates liao)

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  52. jade

    5 years ago

    haha spotted one of my questions, but some of the more sensitive and revealing questions are screened out!(that would give real answers!)anw the answers are very jeanette and though they are safe and politically correct, i feel that any artiste given an email interview would also give such carefully constructed answers as they have ample time to word it properly to prevent anyone from extrapolating sensational news out of it.haha if its elvin next time, got a feeling, it would be full of politically correct answers too, but i got a feeling he would use a bit of those cheem cheem eng lit style answers haha.

    (Paul: Not really, if I am doing Elvin, it will be video because I can’t stand literature replies)

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  53. Kim

    5 years ago

    To Sure Boo

    Since you have written such allegations against Jeanette, no wonder her career is like a roller coaster. Your allegations make her lose her Best Actress Award, her reputation is at stake. Do you have a P.I. to follow her 24 hours to check on her every move, and if you have a P.I., then for what purpose are you doing it. From your writings, I think you are trying to woo her but you have been rejected by her. Love is a frightening thing to meddle because requitted love will become hatred and hatred will birth forth evil. If you think wooing a person is a simple affair today, then you are utterly wrong. The modern woman can live independantly these days, afterall you come to this world with nothing, so shall you leave with nothing. Don’t tell me when you die, you also want your children to die along with you. Yes, this can happen if it is a natural disaster where all in a family can die together.

    My advice to you is if you want to go after a celebrity, you got to examine your criterias. Not any Tom, Dick or Harry can go after a celebrity with an NUS degree, you got to match up to them.
    Before you say something, please give evidence.

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  54. winniethepooh

    5 years ago

    well Paul the person whom you asked to go see a doctor is really pathetic.
    i think he/she probably needs a heart transplant. soon. very soon..

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  55. to ah B

    5 years ago

    NO WAY FELICIA WILL BE NOMINATED AS BEST ACTRESS FOR THAT KIND OF BELOW STANDARD / HORRIBLE PERFORMANCE IN BOTH ULTIMATUM AND BABY BONUS. IF SHE IS, THEN THAT’S THE DOWNFALL OF MEDIACORP! PLEASE LAH, AH B, GIVE US A BREAK LAH. IF SHE’S NO GOOD, SHE’S NO GOOD. ACCEPT IT LAH. DON’T MAKE A FOOL OF THE NOMINATION COMMITTEE. she is not even the leg hair of ann or zoe or fann or hong hui fang or jeannette, how can she be competiting with them? she has a long long way to go. if she wants to be nominated, wait till she gets some retraining first lah! maybe u should compare her with dawn yeoh and newbie, rebecca lim who are around her age.

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  56. Dear Paul

    5 years ago

    (Paul: You are obviously from the anti-JA camp and doing all sorts of things to dethrone her. So, you trying to shoot false allegations about her? You were deeply rejected and hurt somehow before so you are just waiting to strike? Do you need to see a doctor soon? By the way which star you like huh?)

    For : sure boh?

    WELL DONE Paul! I fully agree with you. This small ONE TINY ANT would like to show off something which only show how unhappy his/her life is.

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  57. to sure boh

    5 years ago

    pls mark this: who is your joanne peh to be compared to jeannette? pls lah no wonder your name sure boh (liao). see your long comment, sian liao..

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  58. to sure boh

    5 years ago

    aiyo i forget to say ah .. if embrassed because she dun win.. then the other ah jies all long ago commit suicide liao lah .. come on.. this not what oscars leh .. or what gold horse award leh .. just a star award.. she also never show embrassed .. what she say also not wrong mah .. aiyo lucky u not teacher ah .. if not ah i pity your students ah .. pai seh ah .. my ang mo not veri good ah .. but hor.. i understand whatta she say leh .. aiyo .. nowsaday people english like get worst liao .. cannot understand what people say .. then still come here any how shoot.. shoot also shoot properly mah .. no reason no facts .. come shoot later u get shoot instead ah … jia bab bo da ji zou .. understand a not “sure boh” you shd be hokkien pang one .. shd know hor.. aiyo pai seh ah paul chan..

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  59. Passerby

    5 years ago

    Sorry, I know abit not related.

    Anyway, I hope no war here. Peace alright. No matter who you guys supports okies! I think 7Ps’s fans are more well-behaved and will not start another wars okies. The AhJie camp is having big big fiery war and trying to pull all 7Ps along. Don’t fall for the trick there.

    oh ya back to topic. I am not a JA fan but I think this article quite interesting and entertaining. The IZU thing very entertaining. She very promote IZU. haha. This is not a bad thing. She quite sincere in answering the questions though it quite lengthy.

    Hope to see RE and JA collarborate a drama soon .

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  60. to 'sure boh?'

    5 years ago

    u said that ‘i tell you, the more you hide, the more rumours will surface. the more fake you look.’

    ok then.. just wanna say ‘the more u comment here, the more mean u seem to be. the more jealous u are.’

    ——–
    btw, u also said this ‘JA just can’t talk properly, that’s why she can’t go on celebri-tea, Quan Yi feng is very right about this. ‘

    cant talk properly?? u mean JA’s Chinese??
    hey, come on, cant u see the SUPRE PROGRESS of JA’s Chinese?? u really dont find the PROGRESS?? if so, maybe there are some problems of ur standard of Chinese.. =。=
    dont be so PICKY, OK??

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  61. e

    5 years ago

    To sure boh,How could u say jeanette a kept woman..i guess u r jus crazy and message to Jeanette Aw:Jeanette Aw, pls dont be upset over that stupid comment by Sure boh, coz very sure that person who wrote that only want to draw attention…we will support u and thank u and appreciate u for taking 8 hours to reply to those questions and your a very gd actress and remember that ur only 30 years old and not very old like ann kok who is 36 and still unattached and ya hope u and dyt or qi yuwu will be really a couple.its your choice whom u want to choose,qi yuwu or dai yangtian???

    THANKS AND I HOPE I DID NOT HURT ANYONE’S FEELING COZ WE R D ONE WHO IS ACTUALLY FEELING HURT FOR WRITING SUCH A BAD COMMENT ABOUT JA.

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  62. to sure boh?

    5 years ago

    to sure boh,

    u sure you are okie boh?? wah lau.. you then becareful of karma ah … anyhow accuse people.. lately raining season leh .. got alot thunder one leh … you go out better becareful ah .. no boyfriend means kept woman.. aiyo then alot of kept woman in singapore lor.. she also never say she worry about plastic surgery.. u dun understand english ah? go back school and learn then come back read again lah .. she cant talk properly that why cannot go celeb tea.. of cos cannot talk properly to quan yi feng lor she ah jie in variety leh .. can quan yi feng act properly a not.. everyone have their good and bad factor mah … then u fortune teller ah .. u so confirm she cannot talk properly ah .. aiyo .. she not like some people leh .. no lah not together.. ehh then few months later ya ya together.. no rumor no boyfriend your problem ah .. oh u open match making company is it … see chgange in her.. what u all want.. she say more u all say she change she dun say you all say she proud.. aiyo u all want her do what .. aiyo you sure say ask her to leave than your RE OR JP can have her space lor.. aiyo .. she talk about her godchildren u also have problem.. just simple thing about ehr godchildren and what she share mah .. aiyo .. not as if the media interested to know who is her godchildren like that .. with dyt real or not u continue to see lor.. u fortune teller again ah .. can see and predict ah .. aiyo then u must be very well to do wor can predict toto and 4D a not ah? She famous or not .. not for us to say mah .. aiyo because she is too simple so no news ah .. aiyo .. if she fake everyday appear in newspaper is her liao lah .. aiyo .. you got pea brain is it ah?? haiz .. poor guy/ gal here. Becareful when go out leh ..

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  63. hee

    5 years ago

    (Paul: You are obviously from the anti-JA camp and doing all sorts of things to dethrone her. So, you trying to shoot false allegations about her? You were deeply rejected and hurt somehow before so you are just waiting to strike? Do you need to see a doctor soon? By the way which star you like huh?)

    Paul thats a gd reply to Sure Boh.Pls if u pple dun like ja jus keep quiet and dun talk like this,if ja were to read this than she will be very sad…dis interview revealed about jeanette’s virtues and NOT HER FAKENESS. and wad makes u sure that dyt is jus lieing that he has feelings for jeanette aw”????i dun think his lieing bcoz in that video he looked so shy when he said that he has feelings for jeanette aw and he got jeaulous when the reporters asked talked about 715 and when jeanette said she has a little bit feeling for 715…so pls dun say jeanette’s VERY FAKE.SHE IS NOT FAKE.

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  64. kimberly

    5 years ago

    ok, thanks paul.

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  65. sure boh?

    5 years ago

    (Paul: Actually, Jeanette is as what she replied – simple and protective of her own privacy – family. What more do you want her to reveal? If she doesn’t live a life of some dramatic big ups and downs, how to fake one up? She doesn’t need and want those headline news imo…)

    sure or not? I’m beginning to see the change in her. the way she answered 2 questions surprise many people :

    which award does she prefers, Best actress or popular award. if she can’t get into top 10 & she won Best actress, she will surely say she prefers the Best actress, then she will say it’s more important that an actress is recognised for her acting talent. but since she hasn’t won the award for acting, she answered the other way, so to please her fans & less embarrassing that she lost the BA award to JP. so fake.

    then when asked about the possiblity of her & dyt being a couple. she said’let fate decide (sui yuan). this doesn’t sound like her at all. she’s obviously saying this to promote this drama. the same for dyt for saying this. very fake. anybody believe they really have feelings for each other? only her & dyt fans will believe this. i bet the next time dyt acts with felicia, he will say the same thing too. and JA will say the same thing too, when asked about 715.

    she doesn’t want to go on celebri-tea, cos she really can’t handle such interview. well, if you are so above board, what is there to be scared of? nothing to hide. just tell them she doesn’t want her friends & family to be on TV, just ask her boss, Ken Lim & calvin soh to appear as her friends.
    if she has no skeletons in her closet, what is there to protect?
    she doesn’t want to answer about relationship? what so difficult, got boyfriend or no, just be honest about it. no need to reveal his identity.

    how old already, 30 going on 31, not young anymore, still pretend what.
    if she’s attractive (both in look & character), how can no good suitors for her to select? If she’s still single at this ripe old age, just goes to show she’s not lovable or charming. Unless, she’s has the background like RE, then i can understand she has difficulty getting into a relationship.

    got plastic surgery or not? if don’t have, you can’t be forced to cry like felicia. so why so worry?

    is she a kept woman? nobody can accuse you, if you really live uprightly & if you live uprightly, there’s nothing to protect. just give an honest answer.

    JA just can’t talk properly, that’s why she can’t go on celebri-tea, Quan Yi feng is very right about this. she’s scared to be grilled, cos she has lots of things to hide.

    i tell you, the more you hide, the more rumours will surface. the more fake you look.

    and jeanette is behaving more & more fake. tis interview reveals more of her flaws than her virtues.

    if she’s so low-profile, she shouldn’t even talk about what she did for her ”god-children”. why pull in these innocent children to help her create an
    angelic image? and she talk the most about this part of her private life, why?

    and really is she red-hot? i still don’t see any signs of that. her fans claim she is the most popular among the 7ps, sure boh? give me evidence that she is more popular than RE or JP. I don’t see any frentic media interest in her too. so how red-hot can she be?

    (Paul: You are obviously from the anti-JA camp and doing all sorts of things to dethrone her. So, you trying to shoot false allegations about her? You were deeply rejected and hurt somehow before so you are just waiting to strike? Do you need to see a doctor soon? By the way which star you like huh?)

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  66. ah B

    5 years ago

    Speaking of which, I remember you saying 2010 to be Felicia’s year.

    Would it be Felicia against Jeanette for SA2010 Best Actress? O.o
    Cos if I were to be a judge.. it might be hard to choose.

    (Paul: I think so…but there are also Hong Hui Fang, Zoe Tay, Xiang Yun and Ann Kok who did very well)

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  67. kimberly

    5 years ago

    ok, thanks. who will be on the first ep of 三菜一汤2 ?

    (Paul: 《3菜1汤》回来了,明晚8点首播派出李锦梅加刘芷绚对抗曹国辉加陈泰铭,男人与女人的厨艺之争,加上2位本地名厨的实用烹煮贴士,保证精彩!万勿错过明晚8点新系列《3菜1汤》)

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  68. Tinky

    5 years ago

    Hello Paul,

    Any idea Is Felicia Chin back from Malaysia? Hope the next knock knock star will be her hehe.

    (Paul: Not sure but I don’t think so…)

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  69. Heiots

    5 years ago

    To yes

    I hope you don’t mind me asking, but in what way does Jeanette mentioning Huang Biren and Xie Shaoguang mean she isn’t showing the other artistes ‘due respect’? Did you honestly expect her to name every single one of the MCS actors and actresses? Because I certainly didn’t when I asked that question.

    As for your comment about her answers being too long and too well-thought out, I understand that you’re entitled to your opinion, but I have to say that this only proves that no one person can please everyone.

    That said, I will wait with you to finish the show before I too make a judgement on Jeanette’s performance in Together.

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  70. genius

    5 years ago

    I seriously felt that what she had answered is what she is all the while, no make up, no big news, simple and down to earth lady. whatever interviews she gets, she will still put a fence to her personal life. we should respect her, as she this is what she has been keeping as her principal ever since she enters showbiz, and has never breached before.

    Paul had done a good job on censoring those some mockery questions. imagaine after a hard day work, and she still spent another 8 hours on answering the questions. see how sincere she is, can’t understand still got people want to spoilt her days with all those mockery questions.

    anyway, whether jeanette will win the best actress award or not, i believe she’s already the best in those who supported her, and this is what she has wanted all the while. LETS GIVE HER OUR SINCERE BLESSING….

    (Paul: Yah, some questions were disguised to be ‘sincere’ but were actually trying to mock fun at her…some were about her family members or assistant which I don’t wish to trouble her to reply…even though she may answer them but I took the liberty to delete them first…)

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  71. DT

    5 years ago

    To yes,

    No la because Biren acted with Jeanette in Beautiful Connection and My Lucky Charm…I remember even way back few years ago she was interviewed by Straits Times she already say she respects Biren “cos she’s professional”. Jeanette also mentioned Biren in her blog that she 非常喜欢非常尊敬.

    While ppl like Zoe Tay, Fann Wong etc never act with her b4

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  72. kimberly

    5 years ago

    i was wondering when will 三菜一汤2be aired?

    (Paul: Nov 25 – tomorrow night lah)

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  73. To yes

    5 years ago

    Yeah. Jeanette is not cool as Rui En, she is HERSELF. Not cool but ordinary enabling us to understand and appreciate more of her lifestyle. And please don’t be overly suspicious. It’s a physiological illness. Each and very single one of us have their own idols. Does that mean that every young artistes in Mediacorp have to say they like Zoe, chen liping, xiang yun, etc? Please acknowledge the fact that we have our own idols whom we admire for unique reasons. Not everybody must like the people that you like…

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  74. lolsss

    5 years ago

    hey paul,2 day channel8 birthday ar? ahha..wish channel8 happy birthday and hope to see more nice drams from u all.

    (Paul: Thank you)

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  75. true

    5 years ago

    I asked the plastic surgery question and felt that she have answered it to her ability. And most importantly, I am satisfied with that answer!

    You can’t expect something IMPOSSIBLE. Don’t expect her to defame and list examples of Mediacorp stars who had undergone plastic surgery. And how is she supposed to know the truth that who and who had gone for plastic surgery? She is true and sincere with her answers and if its what Rationale had said:

    ”dont like her reply about the plastic surgery part. she can perhaps give real-life examples of people who had to do it out of necessity. think rui en has done a better job in replying. rui en one up. jeannette one down. please interview evelyn tan next.”

    We can see her real inner self when she answered this question. One thing I have seen, she didn’t take this chance to accuse and stir up troubles for other stars. She didn’t accuse anyone cause I know she won’t do that to oust her close competitors. She is happy to be the way she is now. Now wish to become ah-jie but in our eyes, she is already one.

    Appreciation

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  76. true

    5 years ago

    I asked the plastic surgery question and felt that she have answered it to her ability. And most importantly, I am satisfied with that answer!

    You can’t expect something IMPOSSIBLE. Don’t expect her to defame and list examples of Mediacorp stars who had undergone plastic surgery. And how is she supposed to know the truth that who and who had gone for plastic surgery? She is true and sincere with her answers and if its what Rationale had said:

    ”dont like her reply about the plastic surgery part. she can perhaps give real-life examples of people who had to do it out of necessity. think rui en has done a better job in replying. rui en one up. jeannette one down. please interview evelyn tan next.”

    We can see her real inner self when she answered this question. One thing I have seen, she didn’t take this chance to accuse and stir up troubles for other stars. She didn’t accuse anyone cause I know she won’t do that to oust her close competitors. She is happy to be the way she is now. Now wish to become ah-jie but in our eyes, she is already one.

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  77. yes

    5 years ago

    chen liping, aileen tan, darren lim, zheng gepeng or phyllis quek for next interview.

    think jeannette has yet to impress. there’s still much room for improvement. wonder why she didn’t give due respect to zoe or chen liping or xiang yun. she said that she respects huang biren. incidentally, both xie shaoguang and huang biren are out of the industry. any hint? not in direct competition with her for best actress? thinks rui en is still more cool in her response. jeannette’s answers too long too well “thought out”.

    i suspect what we see on the 17 min trailer are perhaps the best moments. i will wait to watch the whole show before i start to judge or rate her overall performance whether she deserves what paul claims she deserves.

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  78. mcfan

    5 years ago

    Hello Paul

    Thanks so much for bringing fans this interview. As a mediacorp drama fan ( I have no favourites) this interview indeed open up and let us know more about JA. Appreciate all her time spent on replying those questions. Saw one or two of my questions being answered too. Few things I noticed, JA has grown in many areas, in her looks (she looked more like star now), in her her acting (saw trailer anticipating this drama). I used to like her alot in Holland Village but cool down as did not find another drama she shines, and now the feelings back after TLN and this upcoming drama. Hope to see more of her shows on tv.

    :)

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  79. No wonder

    5 years ago

    Paul, one of my questions is censored. Is my question mockery? i personally don’t think so. Perhaps to you, it is not proper to bring the question to Jeanette or Jeanette did not answer the question. I respect you or Jeanette for that. I just want to know more about the necessity to have a personal assistant “leeching around her” 24/7, and how she felt having such an assistant around her since she is an extremely private person. Since this question is not warranted, then what point of asking Jeanette the personal questions that we wanted to know and at the end, these might be censored.

    Her answers are carefully worded, thus leaving no room for the media to create big hooha. Once again, I really appreciate her for spending her quality time to answer 50plus questions.

    Since Jeanette do read this blog,
    Jeanette, thanks for spending your quality time to answer the questions. I feel like reading a book that cries “Jeanette Aw is a simple girl, craving for simplicity amidst the lights, stars, fame hunger, jealousy, bad rumours and media scrutinsy. It is important to put in your best but please don’t neglect your happiness at the expense of your career. I mean you should be happily attached at your age now. I am sure all the Jeaniuses wish for you to find a good boyfriend and get married.

    This interview also made me realize Qi Yuwu also is good at writing. Perhaps they can collaborate and write a book together. Perhaps on how to bring out the feelings that touched the whole of Singapore as an ill-fated couple of the Little Nyonya? Maybe Jeanette writes in English and Qi Yuwu in Chinese.

    Looking forward to Jeanette’s first novel or book.

    Paul, perhaps you include Qi Yuwu in the Knock-Knock series. He seems MIA since the Tradeshow event. Thanks!

    Paul, the list for 三菜一汤2 celebrity line up is interesting but it will be more interesting if Jeanette Aw is paired up with Qi Yuwu. I know Jeanette Aw has no time as she is starting on her new project – New Beginnings.

    Admit i am a strong fan of Jeanette and Yuwu. Since the Champion, they are the best onscreen couple besides Nanxing and Zoe.

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  80. Way To Go!

    5 years ago

    Dear Jeanette

    You are lovely and refreshing as clear spring water, simple and dedicated to your craft. Your eyes are lovely, emoting your emotions when you act, and your controlled stance, and your modesty, your sweet smile.

    However I won’t compliment you too much in case it rouse the wrath of jealous or envious others, just want you to know that I and we all are glad that you are present on our television screens, in our local media, lighting up our screens.

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  81. Kim

    5 years ago

    Life must sometimes be partial reality and partial fiction where some called it imagination, some called it creativity. Too much of reality becomes too real and scary so sometimes you got to put some sweet icing to make it taste sweet and yet snowy. If anyone have ever been to any snow mountain, you will know what I mean. It was a like a flawless world up in the snow mountain, everything you see becomes white like snow eventually. Stay long enough and you will become the ‘real’ snowman.

    But whatever it is, Jeanette, stay happy at heart, then you will be naturally beautiful always. You said your career is like a roller coaster, well, the best is yet to come and it will be soon.
    How many years does it take to make the ‘Pinnacles’ in Perth.? The Pinnacles is one of the Seven wonders of the world. I read the posters and I forgot how many years. But you don’t have to take that long to reach your pinnacles.

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  82. substance over sensationalism

    5 years ago

    For those that have been following Jeanette’s career, this interview is like totally rubberstamped by her – it is 100% how Jeanette is and what she believes in. She never tries to give dramatic, saucy or sensational replies because she doesn’t believe in that. Doesn’t it give added appeal to simplicity that a simple girl who is passionate about her work can become one of the top names in show business in Singapore? No need for scandals and controversy, but just pure hard work? Isn’t that what our teachers have been telling us in class since our youth, that if we work hard, we’ll reap what we sow?

    Jeanette’s stance to the media has always been that if they thought she was too boring to be interviewed, then she’ll pass up the offer to be interviewed. She has never been the type that elbows her way for attention. These days, its the media approaching her for interviews as she’s red hot. But she’s still the same and sticks to her principles. As she said herself, she doesn’t think programs like Celebritea are appropriate for her as they might not be looking for her type of personality. So why would anyone expect this interview to be any different? She has already said she’s a very private person, so it’s strange that some are STILL expecting otherwise.

    There will be some that will think she is bland as water, and others who view her simplicity and her steadfastness to being herself as refreshing. Just like Juxiang and Yueniang, she is someone whom knows who she is, what she wants, and she’s not gonna buckle just because others want her to do things their way. I think that’s very un-PC in an industry that requires you to be very PC, so I definitely don’t think she’s bland. It’s definitely refreshing.

    Jeanette, keep up the passion and dedication to your craft. The greatest reward your supporters can get is your performance – and I can feel we’re in for a treat in ‘Together’.

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  83. beautiful

    5 years ago

    The one about ‘beauty secrets’ is my question! LOL… Anyway thanks Jeanette for replying and thanks Paul for conveying.

    BTW I don’t think she answered all questions rite? Cos I remember there were hundreds over questions. But still appreciate her efforts.

    Jeanette made time out and spent 8hrs replying our questions, we should appreciate it and thanks her… Way to go Jeanette!

    This ‘knock knock’ idea is really good. I think it’s really fun for us the viewers the fans to “act as reporter” and ask the artistes questions.

    So who’s the next candidate? Looking forward to ask questions… Haha

    (Paul: I censored some repetitive ones or some mockery questions before passing to her)

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  84. 最爱Jeanette

    5 years ago

    嗨萱,谢谢你抽出宝贵的时间为我们解答以上的问题,几乎是把我们想知道的问题都回答了,字里行间也都充满了真诚!这也正是我们最爱你Jeanette的部份原因!
    在此也希望那些对你有所误解,经常发表毫无依据的评论的观众朋友在看了这些回答之后能对你有深一层的了解,并尝试去接受及认同你。

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  85. Me

    5 years ago

    wow! Jeanette ans almost 50 ques!

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  86. Me

    5 years ago

    why not get Pat or Kym for the nxt interview?
    what do u think?

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  87. to wannaknow

    5 years ago

    i like the 三菜一汤2 latest list of artiste eg:
    ivy, jesseca, kym,Terence Cao,Rayson Tan,Michelle Chia, Addy Lee,Adrian Pang,Dawn Yeoh,Michelle Tay, Henry Thia,志龙, 郭惠雯,周崇庆,戚玉武,李国煌, 赖怡伶, aileen tan,林明伦,陈毓芸

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  88. LiYinZhuFC President

    5 years ago

    When will it beKola,LiYinZhu turn??????Or can even have a veteran star session with regard of my blog survey!!!!!!!
    http://james-liyinzhufan.blogspot.com/

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  89. rationale

    5 years ago

    dont like her reply about the plastic surgery part. she can perhaps give real-life examples of people who had to do it out of necessity. think rui en has done a better job in replying. rui en one up. jeannette one down. please interview evelyn tan next.

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  90. Zara

    5 years ago

    I hope she get the best actress award next year. She really put in alot of effort. What do u think paul?

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  91. HAHA

    5 years ago

    Will she get the best actress award?? i hope she does get it. She is reallli a big star.. Wat do u think Paul?

    (Paul:2010 may be her year)

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  92. HAHA

    5 years ago

    I love u jeanette Aw.. Will she get the best actress award?? i hope she does get it. She is reallli a big star.. Wat do u think Paul?

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  93. HAHA

    5 years ago

    I love u jeanette

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  94. pat mok fan

    5 years ago

    pat mok next please for Knock-Knock 敲敲门. thanks! ;D

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  95. happy

    5 years ago

    Thanks Paul, got making this interview come true. Thank Jeanette for answering all these questions and from the answer we know its you.. because it just you.. the simple and real gal. SO MUCH NICE PHOTOS!! =))

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  96. new beginnings

    5 years ago

    since jeanette will begin her imaging session as the ‘Funneral Director’ in ‘红白囍事 New Beginnings’ this week, so when are we able to see her new image for this show? is it we have to wait till the debut of the show?

    (Paul: I go check yah…if i-Weekly going to cover it, then I won’t do it lah…)

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  97. Zenia

    5 years ago

    I think there is nothing more you can ask from an actress like Jeanette. She is truly a star. I think her answers are all very sincere, very true. So elegant, so poise. I think next year at the Star Awards, she will still be under the middle of concentration. Well, she deserves it. Looking forward to the day when Together will finally be on air! Will be looking at her wonderful performance.
    To Jeanette: Keep up the good work that you are now having. I think you are awesome as an actress. :)
    To Paul: I wonder, I really wonder…. Will she be viewing her own work in Together now that she will be very quickly jumping into New Beginnings?

    (Paul: Of course)

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  98. Liang Paul Paul

    5 years ago

    too boring answers and so very political correct….agree that is all quantity and hardly any quality..

    mayb we can have another set of questions for Jeanette Aw…i can help her answer instead. What she answers was what anyone can answer for her … dun see the purpose in this Knock Knock interview… almost totally meaningless

    Please interview more interesting people…

    (Paul: Who?)

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  99. go go go

    5 years ago

    Ha ha ha.
    This is one interview with an A+ star which one ZaoBao “entertainment” reporter can never lay his hand on – ever (guarantee + chop).
    Good questions and interesting answers.
    Jia U.

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  100. simple

    5 years ago

    Honestly, i also feel that this is the real jeanette. Nothing to hide or nothing dramatic to say or share. Just like a normal simple human with emotion. Maybe that is also why media dun like her because she is too simple. But that is what the fans and me like aboiut her.. being real , not fake and simple. Jeanette, continue to lead the kind of life u preferred! =)

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  101. winniethepooh

    5 years ago

    Dear Paul

    thank you so much for providing this platform for us to get to know the stars better, most importantly, getting the stars to answer our questions.
    you have done a great job for this interview. thank you for posting all the beautiful photos of Jeanette, a few of which have not been posted before.
    thank you for taking the time to get this interview done.

    Dear Jeanette

    thank you for taking the time in between your filming to answer our questions. you’ve been very sincere in your replies. i’d like to think that you’ve clarified some doubts that some people may have about you. there are some answers that made me pause and think ‘wow, i really love the way you answered it’ haha. i shan’t say which ones in case it gets misquoted :o )

    you’re a great role model. i like you for your simplicity, dedication and passion for your craft.

    all the best to you in your future roles.

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  102. to wannaknow

    5 years ago

    how do you know about the screening schedule of the up and coming 三菜一汤2?:

    if it is true, then i’m so happy, many of my favourites are in the there for eg:
    eelyn, huang hui, adam chen, ben yeo, 周崇庆, 715, aileen tan, darren lim and evelyn tan.

    mediacorp rocks!!

    (Paul: I know lah, of course)

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  103. lolsss

    5 years ago

    (Paul: Must support Ann to get DYT lah)

    Dear Paul, lolsss, ya think its a good idea?? XDDD

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  104. grace

    5 years ago

    thanks for the interview! really enjoy reading it and jeanette is really like what she is, simple yet special in a way, staying true to herself.
    jiayou jeanette!

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  105. cloud

    5 years ago

    thanks jeanette~
    i feel very touch…
    我们会永远支持你,永远爱你哦~

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  106. hee

    5 years ago

    Jeanette, are u dating Dai yang tian???

    (Paul: Must support Ann to get DYT lah)

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  107. ouxuanfan

    5 years ago

    thx for the effort=)All d photos r beautiful♥
    Jeanette have charm that attract attention frm ppl=)
    A-very-long-post-that-is-worth-reading(:
    Impressesed by her sweet & sincere answers & attitude(:
    Believe in her & support her,Jeanette rock on!=D♥
    LOoking forward to her dramas(:
    ♥Jiayou♥

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  108. wannaknow

    5 years ago

    can u share with us the list if celebrities that were invite to film the 三菜一汤2 ?

    (Paul: Already filmed as followed):

    Ivy Lee + Jessica Liu VS Terence Cao + Rayson Tan

    Kym Ng VS Michelle Chia

    Liu Ling Ling + Jiang Ying Jia (sister) VS Addy Lee + mom

    Pornsak + Lee Teng VS Adrian Pang + Dawn Yeoh

    Michelle Tay + Nick Shen VS Henry Thia + Yang Yen Yen

    Filming soon:

    28 Nov (Sat)
    志龙 + 詹金泉 VS 郭惠雯 + 黄慧
    心钰 + 蔡佩璇 VS 王仁甫 + 孙协志

    29 Nov (Sun)
    周崇庆 + 林佩芬 VS 董素华 + 林启元
    王仁甫 VS陈秀丽 (TBC)
    孙协志 VS戚玉武

    30 Nov (Mon)
    李国煌 + 赖怡伶 VS 庄米雪 + 爸爸
    陈丽贞 + 林尤发 VS 章缜翔 + 唐育书
    林明伦 + 陈毓芸 VS 潘玲玲 + 黄世南

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  109. ah B

    5 years ago

    Jeanette has matured alot as an artiste. ^^

    I admit she was rather careful in her answers, which probably stems from her private personality and the fact that there are too many black sheeps in the media that would jump at any opportunity to hurt her reputation.

    A good actor or actress is a combination of many factors physically and mentally. Of course, the success of an artiste is another combination of internal and external factors. Jeanette is right on track to the winning formula, among the many stars that are proving their worth in MCS!

    Good luck to the princesses, princes, and all the up-and-coming stars! (:

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  110. carrot_cake

    5 years ago

    Can really see the 8hrs of effort that Jeanette has put in to answer the questions. The answers are really in-depth, not superficial, answering for the sake for answering, and so are really sincere.
    Interesting to read her replies and looking forward to the day she finishes writing her book! =)

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  111. yt

    5 years ago

    Thanks for the interview. No wonder she spend 8 hrs on it. There were so many questions being answered.

    (Paul: Not sure yet but am thinking maybe it should be Elvin Ng)

    If it’s him next, it will be great. Then, the top three artistes I like in MCS will appear in your first three knock-knock interviews. haha…It can’t get any better(for me).

    Furthermore, Together is coming up. So it can be considered as a promotion for the drama. So let him be the next one.

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  112. Ajul

    5 years ago

    something to add – mei xin (starring with thomas ong in a illusionist show) looks really gorgeous and she has a very clear voice. got to see her acting to judge if she can last. judging from her looks and the way she speaks, she’s got potential. oh yes, in case, here’s sth for fann’s fans, not so much her facial muscles, but fann is of movie calibre having conquered the small screen, so she should focus her attention on the big screen and her remaining time, starting a family, it takes time..u see n i hope u know what i mean?

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  113. Anonymous

    5 years ago

    Too safe
    Too well managed
    Too expected
    Too boring
    Too careful
    Too lengthy (questions especially)

    Not heartfelt

    Overall I get a sense of quantity over quality

    But I acknowledge the effort and sincerity in the time spent

    This is still a good platform but stars need to be less careful for us to understand them

    (Paul: Actually, Jeanette is as what she replied – simple and protective of her own privacy – family. What more do you want her to reveal? If she doesn’t live a life of some dramatic big ups and downs, how to fake one up? She doesn’t need and want those headline news imo…)

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  114. Ajul

    5 years ago

    like jeannette’s matured simplicity ….

    read sat’s new paper – 2 full pages of up and coming eelyn

    when eelyn was asked if she would be 8th princess, she says yes. but there’s a suggestion – 8th wonder!

    this gives me an idea – how about the 8 wonder pairings in mediacorp moving forward?

    female – jeannette, eelyn, rui en, ann kok, yvonne lim, dawn yeoh, jesseca liu, apple hong

    male – dyt, 715, chen hanwei, li nanxing, elvin ng, shuan chen, zhang yao dong, christopher lee

    (i feel cynthia koh doesn’t have star appeal, so choice of apple hong is better; i wanted priscelia chan but after she appeared in the “bra” advert, i feel quite disgusted, the remaining so-called “princesses” not listed are too controversial for the above “elite” class; zoe should focus on her sons and fann her facial muscles, esp the cheeks look stiff even to smile)

    (i would like thomas ong to be in the list but it seems he’s not a staff, zzh is good but seriously, it is between him and elvin, so i chose elvin)

    like tvb, mediacorp can permutate the combination and screen consistently the 8 elite wonders (for both male and female) in major dramas. this perhaps is the secret formula to success and mega dollars to even overseas markets.

    keep it up, jeannette!

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  115. next

    5 years ago

    interview pat mok next

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  116. Love Jeanette

    5 years ago

    Erm, how old is Dai Yang Tian?
    I thought Aw Xuan is older than Yang Tian?

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  117. joel

    5 years ago

    looking forward to this post and i have to admit this is one of the most in depth interview with jeanette ever, especially this is all written by her and not mis-reported like most news articles. Thanks Paul for inviting Jeanette:) thanks Jeanette for taking so much time out to do all the questions as well, looking forward to Together, lol..

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  118. Xuan Fan

    5 years ago

    Guess what I saw when I went to Jeanette’s blog? Her first pic of her latest post shock me. I was like oh-my-god

    She looks obviously stunning and even looks younger than Dawn and Yah hwee. Talking about age~~~~

    Now I know why Paul did suggested Jeanette being a 100yr old demon who never age. Paul u are really sharp in ur views.

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  119. really thx

    5 years ago

    hello, Paul. really thx, we do appreciate it. =)

    btw, did u combine some questions from us?? i mean the questions of the same theme?? =)

    and also, THANKS, DEAR JEANETTE!! WE DO THANK U!! =D

    (Paul: Yah, me combined a few and her assistant spent time to further combine the questions before passing over to Jeanette to reply)

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  120. castaway

    5 years ago

    Hi Jeanette,

    After reading this interview, I’m truly touched by the sincerity in your answers. I really admire your positive outlook on life, your hard work, your sheer determination and your willingness to learn.

    Most importantly, I feel that your maturity and humility are qualities we should emulate, as well as knowing what matters most to you in life (like your family).

    I wish you all the best in your life, and am looking forward to your performances in Together & New Beginnings.

    Paul: Thank you for doing this interview on our behalf, and we’ll appreciate if you could convey our gratitude to Jeanette for her efforts in doing this interview. Thanks alot!

    (Paul: Jeanette reads this blog and all your comments, so no worries, you will know what you are writing here)

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  121. DT

    5 years ago

    Its super great that Jeanette admires my idol Huang Biren!!!! :D :D
    She made my day!!!!

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  122. wan

    5 years ago

    who is the next star for knock knock session? Quick quick!
    Jess? Paige?

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  123. jade

    5 years ago

    Finally! And what a long entry!
    Thanks Paul and thanks to Jeanette for the replies:))
    Really appreciate all the work! :)
    Great to learn more about Jeanette:)

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  124. To jeanette

    5 years ago

    Please pass this notes to Jeanette, Paul. Thanks.
    ONE ever says that you will have a correct husband / wife if your the other half looks similar to you.
    I saw this similarity at Chris and Fann many years ago.
    Now when I see JA picture with DYT, my eyes cant help to tell my brain that there’s same intense on your both eyesight. It’s very very similar, as if both of you come from the same “bone” he..he..

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  125. da

    5 years ago

    Thanks a lot Paul for the blog. I love all the pictures, especially the first one, she is really very pretty on the first picture.
    I really appreciate someone who really pays attention to our questions, not just asking her assistant to reply it. Thank you so much Jeanette…
    I feel that you are really mature and humble.
    I am really proud of MDC and Directors who have chosen you as main leading actress for Little Nyonya and Together, they have chosen a correct person. Your face is really very very suitable for Little Nyonya and Jian Hong at Together. I could feel your hard working as well. Your acting is improving a lot also. Take care…

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  126. missytan

    5 years ago

    who will be the next knock knock star?

    (Paul: Not sure yet but am thinking maybe it should be Elvin Ng)

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  127. Heiots

    5 years ago

    Wow. She definitely put in a lot of effort in answering our questions! It’s a pleasure reading all her answers.

    Thanks a lot for doing this, Paul. It has allowed us to know quite a bit more about Jeanette. =) If possible, please tell her that we really appreciate that 8 hours she spent on this.

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  128. true

    5 years ago

    Hey paul, above pics are some that I have never seen before…. Is it the new images for new beginnings?

    (Paul: No, all photos from ‘Together’)

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  129. true

    5 years ago

    Q: You admitted to yourself that one regret is that you are short. Do you think this factor is important? There have been talk on plastic surgery about other stars. Whats your personal opinion on this matter? Will u do it if there is a need?

    MY QUESTION!!!!!!!!!! Ha-ha.

    Though my question seems a bit mean and unkind but I was just curious. Thanks Jeanette for answering my question!

    The interview was great. But can be longer. Hope Paul will interview her again!!!!!

    Jia Yous!

    (Paul: Very long liao lah…hehe)

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  130. dd

    5 years ago

    Hope Jeanette Aw and qi Yuwu or Dai yang tian can really become a couple…

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  131. Swan

    5 years ago

    Hey Paul,
    Thanks for the update.
    And many thanks to Jeanette for answering my questions.

    Jia you, Jeanette,
    Looking forward to TOGETHER

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  132. Swan

    5 years ago

    Hey Paul,
    Thanks for the update.
    And many thanks to Jeanette for answering my question.

    Jia you, Jeanette, looking forward to TOGETHER

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  133. Euthenica

    5 years ago

    Hi Paul, do you think it is possible if your Knock-Knock series includes directors, EPs, scriptwriters and etc.?

    I think it would be quite interesting if you could interview the director of ‘Together’ or other shows currently airing.

    Is it possible? Just asking. :)

    (Paul: It is possible but stars will come first lah…more demands mah…)

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