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25 February 2009 | 08:00 pm


Hype Records artiste Rui En reverted to using her original name recently. Despite it being only a slight change in the Chinese character “Rui”, she felt more at eased than before.

Rui En, though known to many as a straightforward and opinionated artiste, seems to have her reservations too.

When she first entered the industry, her company in Taiwan gave her an artiste name; she did not like it, but neither did she voice out nor ask for the reason.

“Nothing special that happened that made me want to change back to my original name. I don’t know how to explain in words, it’s just an uncomfortable feeling towards my previous artiste name. I don’t feel that I’m being my natural self,” Rui En added, “I have never asked if they had seek a fortune teller’s advice when they decided to give me an artiste name, but I do not really believe in fortune telling, or to change names for better luck. I feel that being natural, being me is the best.”

Despite Rui En being more fluent in and comfortable with the English language, the company wanted her to start her singing career with Mandarin pop. Rui En agreed without expressing her own opinions and feelings at that point in time.

“Though I speak English most of the time, I have not considered singing any English songs yet. I think the English music industry in Singapore is very small,” Rui En explained.

She denied that commercial considerations stopped her from singing English songs.

“The company wanted me to sing Mandarin songs from the very start. That’s the way it is. But I do hope that I can record one or two English songs in the future.”

The 28 year-old artiste described herself as someone who “gives a very distant feeling”. Some adore her personality; others simply hate her for that aloof look.

While some artiste managers will take the extra effort to “package” their artistes and cover up the non-media-friendly side of their artistes, Rui En’s boss, Ken Lim, encouraged her to be her real self.

Rui En shared, “Ken has never had objections to anything. He has never said things like ‘we can’t be like that because of fans or public opinions. He gave me the courage to be who I really am. Going back to be one true self needs a lot of courage, especially in the entertainment industry. Everyone has already pre-determined an image or a certain personality for you.”

Rui En admitted that there are many different sides of her; most artistes portray a happy and bubbly image in front of the camera to create entertainment effects, but are actually quiet and solemn in their personal lives; Rui En is a complete opposite. In front of the media, she is like an “ice princess”; but tends to be more jovial when she is around her family members and friends.

Her latest album “United Nations” is a merger of both sides of her character.

“I believe that all of us will tend to behave differently in different situations or when we meet different people. I hope to bring all the different sides of myself and merge them into a “united nation”. I am bubbly in front of my family members and friends but I don’t find the need to give a fake reaction in front of the audiences,” Rui En said.

Recently, Rui En’s account in Facebook surfaced, surprisingly, and is open to public. She, who prides her personal life as highly private and confidential, explained that the account was set up in conjunction with a magazine’s promotional event; it is now purely an advertising tool and she does not have a private account separately.

“I was quite against the idea initially. However, I continued using it to thank my fans and provide them with updates on my work or album. But I would definitely not post up anything personal!” she exclaimed.

Source: Yahoo! Singapore News

Categorised in 共和國, Yahoo.sg.

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25 February 2009 | 02:15 am

新传媒新闻报道,目前在八频道播出的电视剧《未来不是梦》,引起了国际媒体的注意。这部戏在我国播映时,碰上了经济不景气,英国广播电台访问前来我国,了解这部由经济发展局赞助的电视剧所发挥的激励作用。

《未来不是梦》讲述四名在不同领域的工程师,在事业上追逐梦想。英国广播电台对电视剧主题感兴趣,访问了经济发展局,了解它赞助这类节目的用意。

英国广播电台Asia Business Report 编导兼主持Sharanjit Leyl说:“这类电视剧很少有,它获经济发展局赞助是有贸易机构参与筹划的节目,而且又展示新加坡一些最大的企业,特许半导体,新航工程。”

这部电视剧的筹划其实从前年就开始,播映时碰上全球经济陷入衰退,似乎有助于传达重要的信息。

他还表示:“我们对电视剧的课题感兴趣,比如加班人们要合作,团结精神的重要等主题。”

剧中编审、演员甚至支持者,都接受英国广播电台访问,编审也谈到写这出戏的困难度。
《未来不是梦编审陈耀说:“最大的挑战就是了解工程这个事业,还有就是技术名词,怎么把这些工程的工作,技术名词带到戏剧里头,而让观众浅而易懂。”

这一系列的报道,将在英国广播电视台《今日亚洲》的节目中播出。

Source: xin.sg

Categorised in The Dream-Catchers 未来不是梦.

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23 February 2009 | 03:42 pm

Quoted from The Dream-Catchers Facebook page:

“Rui En and Elvin as well as the storyplanner will be interviewed by the BBC tomorrow. Channel 8 news will be carrying this news so watch out for it!”

Source: TDC’s FB

Categorised in BBC, MediaCorp, The Dream-Catchers 未来不是梦.

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23 February 2009 | 12:06 pm

1. 明星老师 Page 60.

Categorised in I-Weekly, My School Daze 书包太重.

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23 February 2009 | 11:09 am

Rui En’s United Nations Album Review

Source: Teenage

Categorised in 共和國, Teenage.

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22 February 2009 | 08:03 pm

Embedding for Rui En 瑞恩《共和國》Full Version MV has been enabled. Simply copy and paste the follow code:

Categorised in 共和國.

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20 February 2009 | 09:46 pm

日期:20/02/2009 | 新闻来源:新明日报 | 记者:叶伟强

红星入围名单下周公布 白薇秀谢宛谕料无缘角逐影后

本地电视圈的年度盛事《红星大奖2009》,“最佳”奖项的入围名单,将在下个星期二公布,新传媒中文节目与宣传企划部副总裁陈国明特地在自己的部落格上,展开了一项“民意调查”。

今年的“最佳女主角”总共会有6人入围,根据陈国明所做的民调,她们是:

欧萱(小娘惹)
瑞恩(不凡的爱)
范文芳(沸腾冰点)
郑惠玉(不凡的爱)
李锦梅(心花朵朵开I)
陈莉萍(一房半厅一水缸)
另外4名排在后面的女艺人是:陈莉萍(黄金路)、陈靓瑄(黄金路)、林湘萍(奶爸百分百)及白薇秀(小娘惹)。

换言之,新传媒力捧的“七公主”当中,只有两人(欧萱和瑞恩)有资格入围“最佳女主角”行列的。

而且,5名垫底的“公主”当中,陈靓瑄和白薇秀至少还在前面10名,而刘芷绚(变奏曲和球爱大战)、谢宛谕(一房半厅一水缸)和姚懿珊(变奏曲)则完全被认为“没有可能入围”最佳女主角名单。

Source: Omy.sg, Shin Min

Categorised in By My Side 不凡的爱, Omy.sg, Shin Min, Star Awards 2009.

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19 February 2009 | 02:55 pm

《共和國》United Nations Album was given a 3-star rating in March’09 Issue of
– Teenage Magazine’s Music Reviews (Page 76)
– teens Magazine’s Music Reviews (Page 66)

Categorised in 共和國, Teenage, teens.

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18 February 2009 | 11:57 pm

Mobile content of [The Dream Catchers] is now available for downloading at this website.

Get wallpapers and animated graphics of Jiaqi, Jiaqi with Sato and the Lin Family on your mobile phone now. Simply visit My Mobile – TV Packs for more details.

Photo credits: My Mobile – TV Packs

Categorised in MediaCorp, The Dream-Catchers 未来不是梦.

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