Behind-the-scenes filming Beat the Blur!

Posted ago by Deep Blue Crew

Do you remember the Beat the Blur videos, which showed me in different embarrassing situations due touncorrected astigmatism? In today’s post, I’m going to give you a sneak peek of what happened behind thescenes of the video production.

There were many highlights when I was filming the different scenarios. The video production process was really fun and exciting!

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As some of you might recall, there was a soccer scene. Leading up to the shoot, I was really worried becauseI had never played soccer well before. Whenever I shot the ball, the crew had to dodge because I couldn’t aim well. It was a really fun experience though!

My vision was crisp and clear in whatever direction I moved my head, all thanks to the Auto-Focus Technology. This stabilises the contact lenses even during physical movements. Not only that, ACUVUE®  has Triple Care that offers a combination of Moisture, Oxygen and UV Protection so my eyes stay healthy and comfortable all day. These qualities were especially important to me when I filmed the soccer scene!

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Filming Beat the Blur was definitely a fun and memorable experience. I learnt a lot from my peers and the professionals on set. One thing I learnt was that it is important to properly correct astigmatism with the rightcontact lens for clear vision AND healthy eyes.

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During the video production and campaign, I was able to share my experience with astigmatism and recommend a healthier choice of contact lenses for fellow Astigmats. Many of my friends even shared their experience with astigmatism with me after they watched the video. I’m glad that most of them have now also enjoy clear, crisp and healthier vision with 1•DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® for ASTIGMATISM, the healthier lens of choice.

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I am all set to take on every day at my best. No more embarrassing moments for me!

Simply visit www.acuvue.com.sg/beattheblur to sign up for a 5-day consecutive trial so that you can have CLEAR and HEALTHY vision, too! Say no to astigmatism affecting your quality of life and let’s beat the blur with ACUVUE together!

 

Magic happens tomorrow =)

Posted ago by Deep Blue Crew

It’s finally time. 3 months of hard work. We can finally reap the fruits of labour. Served Hot is the next drama after my long hiatus of close to 6 months. Working alongside a fun and incredible team of people, I have enjoyed and learnt much from this journey albeit it being a short one.

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It is my greatest honour to work with a new production team. Meeting them every single day for the three months, sharing joy and laughter and of course, tons of good food. Thank you Wawa Pictures for this opportunity and also for all your guidance.

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A more mature role, unlike the young school boy roles I took on before. The first role that is above the age of 20. I tried a different style of performing in this drama and I hope that the audience can enjoy the final product just like how much I enjoyed the process. Through this drama, I’ve managed to meet a lot of people and made new friends. Sincerely hope that there is an opportunity for me to work with them once again.

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The four of us grew from strangers to friends. The past 3 months have allowed us to develop a strong chemistry on set. We have too many fun and interesting stories to share from our time of production. S.H.O.T.

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There are many more who are involved in the production but not in the picture. Thanks to the people from promo and the many others. Thank you all for making this possible.

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Finally. It’s Time.

Served Hot will be premiering on the 13th of January, which is tomorrow, at 10pm only on Channel U. Watch us and be caught in the flames =) Enjoy!

Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014~

Posted ago by Deep Blue Crew

Time flies, it’s the first day of the year 2014.

How was 2013 for you?

Looking back at the year 2013, I’m really thankful for all that had happened for me.

Thankful to those who aided and guided me.

To those who gave me opportunities and advice.

To those who made me smile and laugh.

To those who showered me with love and concern.

To those who motivated and inspired me.

To those who entered my life, even if it was just a brief moment.

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Every countdown is a time for me to reflect on what I have done, what I could have done and what I should have done. Looking back at the year 2013 is a wake up call. I woke up this morning more motivated than ever. Let’s all embrace the year 2014 with open arms and strive for a better year. It’s never too late to start.

With love, I wish every one the best of luck. Aspire to Inspire =)

My Journey with Astigmatism

Posted ago by Deep Blue Crew

Hey guys, did you know that 1 out of 2 Singaporeans who have a vision correction need has Astigmatism? Given this statistic, it is no surprise that I am one of them!

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Before I wore contact lenses that properly corrected my Astigmatism, I experienced blurry vision at all distances. This greatly affected my performance and confidence when I was filming. Imagine me, constantly blinking and squinting while the cameras were rolling. It was so embarrassing!

At night, I would often experience night glares or haloes. One time, I was driving along the highway and mistook exit 5 for exit 6 because my vision was blurry and there were glares from the streetlights. Can you imagine how challenging it was to drive at night? I felt frustrated and self-conscious by the strain I was putting on my eyes from the constant squinting. Missing the exit was not only annoying, but also one of my most embarrassing moments so far.

My reusable contact lenses also gave me several problems, with comfort and convenience being the major issues.  I was very dependent on eye drops to keep my eyes moist.  As if having blurry vision wasn’t bad enough, I had to deal with dry eyes too!

Once, while I was filming a fight scene for a movie, my right eye started feeling really uncomfortable due to the contact lens. I felt too embarrassed to make everyone wait for me to remove, rinse, and wear back the contact lens. Instead, I just removed my contact lens and went on filming with clear vision in only one eye. It was a terrible, embarrassing experience as I couldn’t really see properly. Lucky for me, I don’t have to go through an experience like that ever again!

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What was the solution for me? My Eye Care Professional recommended 1•DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® for ASTIGMATISM. The moment I put them on, it felt so comfortable! My vision was crisp and clear in whatever direction I moved my head, all thanks to the Auto-Focus Technology. This stabilises the contact lenses quickly even during physical movements. Not only that, ACUVUE® has Triple Care that offers a combination of Moisture, Oxygen and UV Protection so my eyes stay healthy and comfortable all day. These qualities are especially important to me as I film for long hours and play a lot of outdoor sport.

1•DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® are also Daily disposable contact lenses, which are convenient and hygienic. I don’t have to worry about cleaning or storing my contact lenses anymore. At the end of the day, I simplyremove and throw away my contact lens. I love the feeling of starting the day with a new pair of contact lenses!

1•DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® for ASTIGMATISM is a true must-have. With my healthier lens of choice, I am all set to take on every day at my best. No more embarrassing moments for me!

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Are you an Astigmat? Perhaps you have experienced some of the symptoms I have mentioned, like blurred vision or night haloes? If so, it is important to visit a certified Eye Care Professional for an eye examination.Remember to choose the healthier contact lens that is 1•DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® for ASTIGMATISM to take good care of your eyes. Crisp and clear vision is important but so is comfort and eye health. 😉

Embark on the journey to HEALTHY vision by registering for a 5-day consecutive trial @www.acuvue.com.sg/beattheblur! Remember, the eyes are one of our most precious organs, be a pal and get your friends to sign up for the trial too! =)

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I Beat the Blur, do you?

Posted ago by Deep Blue Crew

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I doubt a lot of people know that I’m actually bespectacled haha. Well, I have myopia since I was like.. 11 or 12? Small Aloy used to wear spectacles to school but I turned to contact lenses at the age of 14. Months ago, I realized that despite my wearing of contact lenses, I was still suffering from blurred vision. First thing that came to mind was… myopia worsened. I didn’t think much of it and so, I didn’t seek professional help.

I started facing various issues and poor vision affected the quality of my life. Driving became a chore because I couldn’t identify certain letters or numbers. My badminton and basketball games were affected as well. Performance dropped drastically due to my double vision. Reaction and reflexes were slower than usual. My confidence took a hit due to blurred vision and it affected my performance at work. I guess I knew something about my vision wasn’t quite right. I felt frustrated and sometimes embarrassed but just persisted.

A short while ago, I was involved in an episode of Joy Truck. We went to the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped to help raise money for the association. The two days of interaction with the people there were really enriching. An uncle who lost his vision due to improper care told us how important our eyes and vision are. He spoke with so much melancholy and regret. Only then, I realized the importance of proper eye care and eye health. That was when I decided it’s time to visit an Eye Care Professional to get my eyes checked.

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I only got to know that I was suffering from astigmatism after I went for an eye examination. To be honest, before I was diagnosed as an astigmat, I had very little knowledge about astigmatism. I have always thought that it was just a condition whereby our eyes are more sensitive to light. Ignorant ignorant ignorant…

Well, in short..

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If you have visited https://www.facebook.com/acuvueilovethisfeeling?sk=app_120327084842595, you would have seen all my embarrassing moments that Astigmatism has landed me into – I’ve had more but I’ll share them in another post! It really makes me wonder which would have been my worst day ever if I hadn’t switched to my current contact lenses!

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Those days are over…. I have since found the solution to properly correct my Astigmatism and now I’m proud to say that I beat the blur with 1•DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® for ASTIGMATISM, my healthier lens of choice! I’m really glad to be part of the Beat the Blur Campaign, because as an astigmat, I can relate to my fellow astigmats and I hope I’ll be able to share the healthier solution to astigmatism with the people around me. I’m really thankful to be wearing 1•DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® for ASTIGMATISM because it has ACUVUE® Triple Care – Moisture, Oxygen and UV Protection and Auto-Focus ASD™ technology – for healthy eyes and stable vision all day, every day!  

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It is important to properly correct astigmatism with the right contact lens, so you not only have clear vision, but more importantly, HEALTHY eyes. These are my healthy eyes!

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Thanks to 1•DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® for ASTIGMATISM, I have not just regained my confidence, but also improved my quality of life! Now I’m able to put my best front forward at my fan-meets and event appearances. Most importantly, I can give my best to the productions I’m involved in – I’m always smiling and all even after a long day of shoot!

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Everyone should enjoy clear and healthy vision and YOU can change the way people see.

Come join me in making a difference in your lives and in the lives of people around you by supporting Beat the Blur movement at www.acuvue.com.sg/beattheblur. Rally your friends and everyone you know because every support counts!

Like me, you can also share your personal experience with Astigmatism and how it has affected your lives.

Let’s beat the blur together. All you have to do is to click ‘Support Us’!

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Stay tuned to find out about the embarrassing moments astigmatism has landed me into and how it has affected my quality of life. I’ll be back to tell you more about my transformation into a more confident person with greater focus!

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Till then, spread the word and let’s beat the blur together at www.acuvue.com.sg/beattheblur!

Do you surf and shop online safely?

Posted ago by Deep Blue Crew

Recently, I’ve been busy with a few shoots that will be aired soon. Shan’t reveal too much information about them but stay tuned for more updates alright! Aside from shoots and all, I’ve been attending some classes to pick up various skills and using the internet really really often. Working on a few things online that I hope to launch by the end of this year and of course, doing my usual online shopping. Amazon and Ebay are great friends of mine haha!

Having the need to reply emails, go online and to frequently update my social media, I am actually pretty reliant on my laptop. Any time I can spare would be devoted to my laptop. Geek much? Can’t help it… Technology creates wonders and with my laptop, I am enabled access to magnificent things and information.

In my recent project with Norton, I had a chance to use their new product, Norton 360 Multi-Device. It is really convenient and the perfect product to protect my digital life on my laptop, smartphone and tablet.

Most importantly, it is really simple! When you launch the main screen, all the features are at a glance, which makes it so user friendly.

 

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Because of my frequent shopping activities online, it is of utmost importance for me to protect my ibanking and private  information. Also, my many many accounts such as gmail, wordpress and social media passwords must be kept safe. Really can’t imagine the disastrous outcome if these information fall into the wrong hands. 

Hence, my favourite feature would be the NEW ‘Scam insight’ feature.

Scam Insight: Reviews website’s reputation and lets you know if it is safe to enter personal information!

 The Norton Management is also an incredible feature. It allows me to manage the subscription over the internet at ease. For instance, the Current Norton subscription that I am using comes with protection for 5 devices.

Imagine this, a family member is not tech savvy and you can share the protection with his/her device and help to manage their subscription remotely. Genius much~  

Norton Management: Cloud-based controls let you install, manage, fix, update, and renew Norton 360™ Multi-Device on all of your devices over the internet with a few simple clicks.

I believe that many of you have issues with remembering passwords like I do. Problem solved with Norton Identity Safe! It helps me to remember, secure, and automatically enters my user name and password for me on my favourite sites. Ah… Easy life!

I hope you guys did learn more about Norton. If you want to experience how easy it is to use them, you can download a free trial here: http://sg.norton.com/downloads/ 

Remember to always be careful with what you share online! Be safe, not sorry =)

All About I’m In Charge 小子当家

Posted ago by Deep Blue Crew

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Goodness, how the time has flewn. With a blink of an eye, or barely even a blink, the entire 20 episodes of 小子当家(I’m In Charge) ended. I knew this day would come eventually, but never expected it to happen so quickly. The heaviest role I got in the 4 dramas I have been involved in and it’s thanks to our producer, Liung Man.

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The same producer that gave me the role of Hao Zhi Jie in It Takes Two. Thank you for believing in me. Sure hope I didn’t disappoint you with my performance. I will continue to work hard with hopes that someday, I will be able to be perform better and meet your expectations. Thank you for your guidance throughout the filming process =)

We must always remember that behind every drama, there are a bunch of incredible people who are slogging alongside with us on set. Our production crew and the many others who are involved in the drama. Our directors, assistant producers, story writer, coordinators, casting, post-production crew and many others.  Thank you all for your hard work.

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Of course, not every one is in this picture. There are many many others who are involved. A huge thank you to each and every one of you for making this drama a success. I really enjoyed the process and the product. Beautiful memories created within a short span of 3 months.

Love the feeling when I’m on set with these wonderful and fun people.

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A chapter of my life ended last night. An important chapter, one that taught me many lessons, empowered and motivated me to continue to strive for better performances in this industry.  

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 Last but not least, I’d like to thank all who watched and supported I’m In Charge. There is definitely room for improvement on my part and I hope I can deliver a better performance in my next project. Hope ya’ll enjoyed the drama =) A final goodbye. 完美的结束了… 小子当家, 成功!

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If you liked 王家豪 (WangJiaHao) in 小子当家(I’m In Charge) please vote for M05 Wang Jiahao . Voting ends on the 28th June 2013!

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Well what is more fun than to watch our NGs. This is my personal favourite! Browse through the site for the other NG videos and the behind the scenes. You can watch every episode through this site as well. Enjoy =)

http://video.xin.msn.com/browse/catch-up-tv/im-in-charge

The fun video we made on the day we had our press conference.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PifWxrVfnBA

NoonTalk Fan Meet. Thank you Pangsters!

Posted ago by Deep Blue Crew

Grattitude to our company, Noontalk, for organizing and allowing us to have such a fun interaction with our fans. Love and appreciation from us to our fans, my Pangsters. And last but not least, the people who helped out at the event.

Nothing beats the joy and adrenaline when I see ya’ll gathered in one place. Your presence is really the greatest gift I can receive from each and every one of you. I know I thank ya’ll alot, but it is never enough!

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The event was a blast, at least it was for me! The games, the interaction, I couldn’t ask for more =) And also, congratulations to the prize winners!

I just want ya’ll to know that your support is my motivation to strive for a better performance. I hope I can give back a little bit of what you’ve given me, and so, I’ll continue to work hard just so that you can stand proud when the name Pangster is mentioned at any time of your lives.

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Oh by the way, I didn’t peep! Haha, for those who have attended but have not seen the pictures, go to https://www.facebook.com/noontalk to look at them.

I’m looking forward to the next time we meet.. Which might be soon =) We’ll update our social media sites with regards to any upcoming events so stay tuned alright! Thank you Pangsters for your support. Each and every one of you, I appreciate all you have done from the bottom of my heart. I’ll see ya’ll soon!

A trip to Pizza Hut! Cheesy Bites Trio – Chicky Bites!

Posted ago by Deep Blue Crew

Pizza Hut fans…… Are you prepared for an incredibly delicious, cheezylicious pizza? When the Cheesy Bites Trio –  Chicky Bites was first introduced to me, I actually thought that they created this pizza just for me. It was amazing how a pizza can fulfil both my cravings for chicken bites and cheese! I am positive that e Cheesy Bites Trio with Chicky Bites will not disappoint you =)

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Well… The Cheesy Bites Trio pizza goes to the extreme with 3 great flavours of sprinkles, namely:

#1: Savoury Parmesan 
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#2: Tasty black and white Sesame
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#3: Smoky Chipotle ( my personal favourite! )
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Every bite you take will fill your mouth with tantalising cream cheese and the excitement doesn’t end there! For cheese lovers like me, feel free to dip every bite into the warm cheese dip. Such a heavenly combination of various types of cheese and also, a play of tastes with the different varieties.

And last but not least, in my opinion, the most appealing ingredient of all…. The Chicky Bites!!

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The chicky bites and pizza both stand strong alone, but when they are put together, the combination is divine and just pure luxury for the mouth. It’s really difficult for me to describe the heavenly taste in words so I urge you to try it ASAP!

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NoonTalk Fan Meet

Posted ago by Deep Blue Crew

It’s been close to 5 months since I’ve met and interacted with my dear Pangsters. Remember the Dazzling Christmas Celebration? That was an unbelievable experience for me. It was my greatest pleasure to dedicate my first magic performance to ya’ll. I’m sure it wasn’t that great but I’ll definitely improve for the next performance.

Thank you for all your support, be it for the dramas or productions that I’m involved in. Thank you for all your votes when I was involved in the Star Awards for the first time. Ya’ll need to know that you motivate and make me strive for better performances. I really appreciate all that you have done, and I hope that I have made you proud when the name Pangster comes to your mind.

And now, it is finally time for us to mingle once again =) A huge thanks to NoonTalk for making this possible

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Meet Kimberly Chia, Xu Bin and me at Orchard Cineleisure Kbox, 24th May, 3pm!  There will be Games, Photo Taking session and Lucky Draw! It’s free entry, so don’t worry about your expenses and have a fun filled afternoon with us alright? Your presence is the greatest gift I can receive from you =)

Also, 27th May will be the debut of a chinese drama I’m involved in. I’m In Charge,  小子当家! Monday to Friday, 9pm on Ch8, for 20 episodes =) I’ve been waiting for this and I hope ya’ll enjoy it as much as I will.