By Rui En
Ru Paul’s Drag Race – BIGGEST FAN IN THE WORLD!
May the best woman win.
Sharon Needles, Detoxx………I LIVE for you.
I binged watched it.
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By Rui En
Current Obsession: Bruno Mars’ Versace on the Floor and 24k Magic
RBKD: In RBKD, we support original creation. Royalties fund the musicians; in return, they provide us with music we enjoy. So if you enjoyed the above tracks, stream them on spotify or download from iTunes so that Bruno Mars and team get recognised and paid for the awesome music. Works the same way for all the musicians/singers you like (works the same way for Rui En’s dramas on Toggle’s Catchup too :P).
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By Rui En
Dream: To be at an All Blacks game wearing a garbage bag for the rain.
RBKD: This is the final post of the 4-part series. We hope you liked Rui En’s sharing. Click here if you would like to read the previous posts.
By Rui En
Hobby : Learning cooking. Seriously. No, seriously.
RBKD: The final post of this series will be posted on 31 October 2016, Monday. Click here to read previous posts.
By Rui En
Book: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis by Donald Spoto
Song: Every single track from Yonces’ Lemonade. Still.
Movie: Keanu had me thrashing around violently in laughter
By Rui En
Fav anything and everything: The All Blacks
All Blacks idols: Ma’a Nonu first and foremost, followed by Dan Carter the Legend
Must have been something in the NZ air and water that converted me to a rabid rugby fan. I really do mean rabid.
Updated on 21 October 2016 by Rui En:
I do have to add Sonny Bill Williams because goddamn is he hot. I’d get a sleeve like that anyday.
Good player too. But not legendary, yet. Doesn’t help that he blew his achilles tendon at Rio.
Ma’a and Dan are purely legendary players. No looks involved. But Dan’s helluva handsome.
But please for the love of god………….love rugby for the incredible sport it is………….not because I love it.
By Rui En
In case you guys did not know, I puked literally walking in front of the audience, a lot of people saw me vomit into my hands. Yes, too much information but I feel necessary to explain. And before it all starts, no I am not pregnant.
My gastric has taken a turn for the worse due to the stress of the previous events. I am sure you understand the toll stress and pressure can take on one’s physicality.
Leaving was not a matter of being angry at Pornsak’s shade or not winning Best Actress. I wanted to face the press and face the music. I am so happy for Jeanette.
RBKD: When news of Rui En vomiting was made known, we received many “Get well soon” messages and concerned comments on FB too. We were just as worried, so it’s good that Rui En has taken time to update us although she had filming today. We knew she wouldn’t have missed the post-party if she could stay, we were there in the theatre for post party too.
By Rui En
“Let us not give in to the hatred that seduces us so easily. We are one. Singapore is one. Enough.”
RBKD: This is posted on behalf of Rui En, in response to the recent attacks on three madrasah students at Paya Lebar MRT Station (related news).
RBKD also urges unity, inclusiveness and racial harmony; we are defined by our similarities, not differences.
By Joanna Goh
RBKD: Definitely a must-read for all fans! And a highly recommended article to the rest.
In this 14-page interview done in English with Rui En, we follow Toggle’s lead to revisit Rui En’s 14-year acting career journey in her own words. What a long ride it has been………
In this post, RBKD shares with you our after-thoughts and how to better appreciate this article, sparing you the exact details of the interview so that you may enjoy in its original state at Toggle. It’s like wine pairing you know? :P
Read on for those who prefer to read RBKD’s sharing first, and for those who prefer to head to Toggle first, click here.
English Version: Toggle: Rui En, in retrospect
RBKD’s insights: Just scroll down :P
RT @ToggleSG: Rui En, in retrospect (All Time Favourite Artiste Special)
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Pre-2007: The days of being ‘7 princesses’
Those were the days when “7 Princesses” were the talk of the town. Labeled as the “Ice Princess”, the association has always been a double-edged sword and understandably, non-conformist Rui En wasn’t comfortable with the labeling.
Still, what doesn’t kill you make you stronger; despite being ranked among the bottom few frequently back then, Rui En has certainly come a long way to her current state now.
Witty Rui En quipped, “who doesn’t love Elsa?” Indeed, now we know why even our young cousins adore Rui En? :p
Pre-2008: Before having a fanclub
Rui En described the years as ‘fuzzy’ and didn’t think she would have any fans or fanclub. We are really thankful to you peeps out there, for quietly supporting Rui En before RBKD came into the picture. Thanks for the love on our behalf :)
— Toggle (@ToggleSG) April 1, 2016
A role that got her on everyone’s radar: Metamorphosis (2007)
If each role was a generation, then ASP An Xiaoqian would be the predecessor of our beloved ASP Hu Xiaoman and INSP Ng Tze Keat. When you think of policewoman in local dramas, you think of Rui En. ’nuff said, we are thankful for that.
Post-2008: When RBKD came into her life
This page is diabetic and sugar overloaded. Warning: you may need your insulin shots.
Rui En shared with Toggle that everything changed when RBKD started. Quoting her, “they are everything to me and I’d not be where I am without them. That’s just as simple as that.”
Thanks Rui En, our lives changed when you entered ours too.
LOL at Rui En “complaining” to Toggle that RBKD sabotaged her. Who? What? When?! Read on as she shared more about her RBKD. :)
The role that proved naysayers wrong: Happy Family (2010)
Xiaodong will always be simply special to fans. *wink*
The role she gained ‘acting enlightenment’: With You (2010)
Her first ever acting nomination, her first ever “Best Actress” award at Star Awards. Rui En said she was in a daze when she won, so were we. We are just glad and thankful, how Rui En has grown as an actress especially after this role.
The role that left everyone shell-shocked with her transformation: A Tale of 2 Cities (2011)
There were days when we were not used to seeing Rui En in heels and now there are days when we wonder how tall her heels have become. Her transformation and acceptance of more feminine appearance is just like her acting career, always changing, improving and open to changes.
Every role is a result of blood, sweat and tears and like reverse-horcrux, a part of every role will always live in Rui En. Just like Ya Le, just like any other role…..
The role in which she won her second and third best actress: Unriddle 2 (2012)
Fans, you get the answer you have been craving for.
Does Rui En want Unriddle 3? The answer is a big ‘Yes’. Read on to see how would she hope Xiaoman’s character would develop.
It is of course a pity, to note the harsh reality that Unriddle 3 is unlikely to happen any time soon (if it will ever happen) due to high cost and budget cuts. Never give up hoping ya?
Shoutout to Unriddle’s producer Paul Yuen and storywriter Phang Kai Yee, what say you? ;)
The first time people saw her in a comedic role: The Dream Makers (2013)
“Crane up, tilt down, zoom in. 最好有点王家卫的feel~”
Everyone loves Fang Tonglin; be it Tonglin on her own or with her bro as Fang Siblings (speaking of which, did you know that RBKD was the one who coined the term when reposting one of their selfies back then?) or with Zhanpeng and Jason. That’s why Tonglin gets the man! :p
From initial scepticism of being an over-the-top performance to eventual well-reception and love for a character so adorable, no wonder Tonglin makes it to Rui En’s Top 3 career-defining roles, after Siqi and Xiaoman.
The first time she crossed over to the dark side: Against The Tide (2014)
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, hate cannot drive out hate, only love can.”
Who can forget this? Need we even say more?
There are times, most of the time in fact, when we hope that Rui En can be duly recognised for her respective roles with acting awards. But there are roles, not confined nor defined by the rules of awards, but recognised and acknowledged by the yardstick of the common viewer. This is one of those. Always our Best Actress. :)
Where to from now: Rui En’s progression to mature roles
Sure, fans might worry how Rui En has entered the land of no-return after her first ‘aunty’ role in upcoming “If Only I Could…..”
But more than anything else, fans just hope that Rui En gets to try a myriad of roles, defined by their depths and not age. Just like how Rui En do not wish to trap herself to the pigeonhole of being an idol or just become known for a certain type of roles, fans hope that her willingness to try diverse roles can be matched by equally varied range of opportunities too.
Aunty? Woa. Policewoman? Awesome. Goofy? Why not?
As long as you can deliver (and we know you will), by all means, challenge us with your multitude of roles and acting. We have adapted pretty well over the years, haven’t we? :p
So what motivates Rui En and keeps her going today?
Yup, so now Rui En has 2 cats and Bingo has been renamed muffin. Why huh? :p
Rui En claims that reading interviews of actors and actresses she admires as the fuel to keep her passion burning. Thank goodness for these people, hence you are still here in our lives.
Rui En also gave special thanks to many, including “angels sent from God” and her “Hype family” for always being there for her. Indeed. If you are reading this, you know you are included, you have always been there for her. Thank you for that.
Rui En’s legacy: To be able to empower women and young girls
Awards do not define Rui En.
There are those who crave for awards and fame, and there are those who wish to use the awards and fame for greater good.
In Hollywood there’s Leonardo Dicaprio who lent his voice for climate change in his acceptance speech for the coveted golden man trophy he had waited 22 years for.
In Singapore, Rui En shares how she hopes to inspire and empower women and young girls through her acting and everything. Keep it up, girl!
English Version: Toggle: Rui En, in retrospect
Note: The “All Time Favourite Artiste Award” will be given out on “Star Awards” Show 1 on 17 April 2016, Sunday.
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