Join 15,000 Serangoon residents in ushering in 2011 at Serangoon Swing 2011.
The Countdown Party, “One Serangoon, One Family”, is guaranteed to be an evening of family-oriented fun, games and musical entertainment featuring fellow residents, local celebrities and artistes. Best of all, residents can celebrate the New Year and bond with each other right at their doorstep.
What’s more, residents will get a chance to party away with Mediacorp artistes – Rui En, Jeanette Aw, Elvin Ng, Hady Mirza, Sylvia Ratonel, Ebi Shankara, Mark Lee and Henry Thia! There will also be performances by Serangoon’s very own talent. Dick Yip & the Garden Ministrels, who will kick off the night of entertainment.
Guest-of-Honour, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, will grace the event along with Advisers from the Aljunied GRC, Mrs Lim Hwee Hua, Mr George Yeo, Mr Zainul Abidin Rasheed, Mr Yeo Guat Kwang and Madam Cynthia Phua.
Come on down to Serangoon Garden Circus on 31 December 2010 from 6pm to 1am for a night of fun-filled entertainment. Admission is free.
SERANGOON grassroots leaders are pulling out all the stops to make sure that their New Year countdown party is the one event not to be missed on the last night of this year.
On Friday, popular local artists such as Rui En, Jeanette Aw, Mark Lee and Henry Thia, and Singapore Idol Hady Mirza, will lend their star power to Serangoon Swing 2011.
Along with host celebrities Michelle Chong, Moses Lim and Justin Mission, they will kick off seven hours of song, dance and celebration from 6pm at the Serangoon Garden Circus, where a stage is being erected. To top it off, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will join the star-studded event and ring in the New Year with residents.
Source: Straits Times
Caldecott Hill’s ice princess plays an aggrieved daughter-in-law in her next role
Her last role was a badass-kicking police office Hu Xiaoman in Unriddle. Come next year, not only will you see Rui En as a girly girl in A Tale of 2 Cities, this versatile actress will also play the role of an aggrieved daughter-in-law in The In-Laws.
In The In-Laws, Rui En plays a girl-next-door character, who is down-to-earth and has a passion for recycling. She plays an onscreen couple with Pierre Png and her character will constantly be in oppression because of her controlling mother-in-law and a scheming sister-in-law.
“My character in this drama is very different from the one in A Tale of 2 Cities. I was a princess girl in that one; unruly, willful with a penchant for dressing up. I don’t like to dress up. I wasn’t used to the nail polish to the high heels. This is a girl-next-door character, so it has a more casual style,” said Rui En at the photo shoot for The In-Laws.
Her character in The In-Laws might be closer to Rui En’s style, but the actress said that it was a challenge to interpret the character’s personality in the story.
“My previous roles often fight back when messed with or fight for something they want. However, this character is bullied right from the start and she tolerates it completely. My previous characters were more independent and assertive,” replied the 29-year-old.
Rui En admitted it was a “new experience for her to be given an aggrieved and pitiful role” and that she watched Taiwanese drama Love and Korean drama A Wife’s Temptation for acting tips.
“I set very high standards for myself in every drama I do. I would write a few pages of my character’s background, for example, her tribulations when she was a child,” said Rui En, who always treated the roles she played seriously.
A year ago, Rui En spent a very meaningful Christmas, by volunteering at a children’s home.
“Those children are usually very lonely. It’s meaningful to them when outsiders visit them during Christmas,” reminisced the actress.
This year, Rui En was roped in for an ad against drunk-driving and had the chance to show off her singing chops.
The actress also expressed that she usually does not receive many Christmas presents, nor has she received any special ones. However, Rui En does have something she wants, and that is to “rest at home alone”.
Despite having a heavy schedule now, Rui En said that she would have time to rest very soon.
Would the actress follow in Felicia Chin’s footsteps, taking a temporary break from showbiz or be like Jesseca Liu, signing onto another management company?
“I’m not someone who thinks too much. I do what I love doing, I’m hardly ambitious. I only know I love acting,” said Rui En.
This year, the 29-year-old actress was involved in three different productions, namely Happy Family, With You and Unriddle; all of which garnered good ratings. Does she hope to clinch something at the Star Awards next year?
“I didn’t think so much. That includes Star Awards. I never had expectations. I’m satisfied as long as the ratings are good and feedback from the viewers is good. I wouldn’t ask for anything more, since I’m already doing what I like best,” replied Rui En.
By Alvina Soh
SINGAPORE : MediaCorp’s entertainment-and-lifestyle magazine 8 Days is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a photo exhibition and auction.
The event is being held at Nex, the mall in Serangoon Central.
If you have always wanted some of those fancy photos from 8 Days to grace your walls, now is your chance.
More than 200 of the shots from over 20 years of the publication’s history are now up for auction.
Proceeds will go to the Rainbow Centre Yishun Park School, MediaCorp’s adopted charity.
The exhibition cum auction is on till December 31.
1. Feature Page 38
10年 风云事 还没忘记…
2. TV MSN Page 69
四眼先生: 明年会有《过好年》part 2 可以看吗？过了一整年，我还记得这部戏咯。如果有part 2，不懂那个金乜乜有演吗hor?
芭芭拉姬: 据我推算，应该很难，金乜乜拍完过年戏后都不知所踪了咯。 不要问我为什么，继续我问天我问天啦~
3. 8Days 12 hotshots for 2011 Calendar
Complimentary with the latest I-Weekly or 8Days.