By Tammi Tan
RBKD celebrates its 9th anniversary
RBKD: Toggle described Rui En’s message for RBKD as sweet and also exclaimed that the well-wishes from other local stars to RBKD as, “So cute, right?” Now, that’s really cute.
Rui En’s well wishes for RBKD will be posted on fb.com/RuiEn at noon. Keep a lookout!
The Road Not Taken
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
– Robert Frost
Yes, this is the very poem which inspired our club’s slogan – “Traversing The Road Less Traveled, Lux Veritas”.
I especially like the last sentence, “And that has made all the difference.”
We all started as individuals,
Each of us beginning this journey alone,
No one knew what we were in for,
But along the way,
We found each other,
Watching each other’s back,
Willing to just be here,
We chose to stay and continue as a team,
And that has made all the difference.
Sometimes, it’s not so much about what we can do for each other now. It’s not so much about what you used to do, the past versus now.
It’s about getting drenched by rain, and remembering how we rather chat in the cold, under the stars than have a hot shower after our water fight;
It’s eating a cake and remembering how we started spooning because it doesn’t come with a knife;
It’s passing by some ulu ulu places, recalling that we were there with RBKD, with mosquito bites all over;
It’s having sore throat together after SA, but still going for Roti Prata / McDonald’s supper, and Korean BBQ a week later;
It’s taking wefies and recalling how someone will always say, “自己找角度”;
It’s having someone who understands,
our smiles, our tears, our struggles, our persistence;
It’s having someone who is willing to walk alongside you, all these years;
It’s these and so much more.
Been there, done that, with RBKD.
9 years is an understatement of our journey and experience, but step by step, it’s a testimony made possible only because we have each other.
Happy 9th Anniversary, RBKD!
Big 10 next year, time to pop some champagne then! Happy Birthday x9!
Loving Rui En Since 2008,
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By Joanna Goh
Rui En’s cake for RBKD’s anniversary celebration
RBKD: Toggle wishes “Happy anniversary, RBKD! To many more great years ahead.”
Taiwanese singer A-Lin calls herself a fan of Rui En’s “sweet yet tough voice”
#TIL: Taiwanese singer A-Lin has been a fan of #RuiEn since a long, long time ago. She heaped praises on Rui En’s “sweet yet tough voice” and even performed one of her songs at the Starker Music Festival. . This makes us wonder – when will we get to see/hear a new album from Rui En again? . Full story on Toggle.sg
RBKD: Toggle interviewed Taiwanese pop singer A-Lin when she was in town for the Starker Music Carnival 2017 last weekend. Besides her own songs, A-Lin also performed her rendition of ‘Hate It’, which was originally sung by Rui En in 2002.
According to Toggle, A-Lin also revealed that she had admired Rui En’s since the latter’s singing debut, praising Rui En’s “sweet yet tough voice”. She also shared with Toggle why she chose this song (read this on Toggle).
Although the two parties have not met, A-Lin said that she would “continue to support Rui En” even if Rui En’s current career focus is on acting instead of singing.
By Denise Ngo
Rui En: Morticia Addams
RBKD: Toggle attributed their choice to “Rui En’s penchant for long, black dresses, coupled with her aloof persona, is totally Morticia-like.”