Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Updates: Surfing, Will's book and false claims

Guess who that cool dude on the surfboard is??
Apparently, that was his first time surfing and he could still pose! 
Will Liu posted this pic and it was not long before fans everywhere started sharing, with the universal sentiment being:

"Jay! So you are not afraid of water after all!"

Remember Hydrophobic Sailor? 
And how he often confesses that he does not like the water because of several 'incidents' when he was a child.
He even made his character, Kato in The Green Hornet a non-swimmer.

Looks like he has conquered his fear to the extent of enjoying this activity with his friends and of course, Hannah. 
Yup, just a few days before, Hannah had shared her own surfing pics. :)

Nice couple, ya? ;)


Will Liu has written a book on fitness and old pals Jay and Vincent were on hand to help promote. :)


With Jay having more or less confirmed that he will be getting married to Hannah soon, it is not surprising that all and sundry will be trying their luck to hop on the bandwagon so as to get publicity.
There were unsubstantiated reports from certain news networks about Jay's apparent wedding plans but those were soon shot down by JVR Music, which issued an official statement to refute such rumours.

I'm glad that JVR reacted as quickly as they did as this sort of thing will likely occur more often than not in the coming months as the media try and outscoop each other for the wedding of Taiwan's most beloved son and eligible bachelor.
After all, a recent poll had indicated that Jay was the star whom most women in Taiwan wanted to marry. ;)

Looking at these pics below, I can understand why, to a certain extent.....

That's it for now.
Keep following my Facebook Page for more up-to-date news and pics!


Monday, 15 September 2014

Jay Chou: Global Ambassador for Hear And Say 14092014 (Updated)

In a separate event on the same day in Shanghai viz 14 September 2014, Jay was presented with his appointment as a Global Ambassador for Hear And Say Worldwide!

Hear And Say is a Brisbane-based non-profit organisation founded by Dr Dimity Dornan AO, which helps hearing-impaired children, not just in Australia but also in the rest of the world. 
Their goals are to improve detection of hearing loss in the newborns and infants so as to facilitate early intervention which in turn would lead to better learning abilities and integration with the community at large. 

Jay with the Lord Mayor of Brisbane City Council, Graham Quirk:

Media release about Jay's appointment (received with thanks from another Ambassador):

Media Release:

Shanghai and Brisbane relationship strengthened

Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced singer, songwriter, actor and film producer Jay Chou as the new ambassador for ‘Hear and Say Worldwide’, during his business mission to Shanghai.
近日,布里斯班市长格兰姆•库克(Graham Quirk)在率领工商业代表团访问上海期间,宣布任命著名华语流行男歌手、词曲创作人、演员及电影制作人周杰伦先生为‘听与说 Hear and Say Worldwide’全球机构的新一任大使。

The Lord Mayor said ‘Hear and Say’ is one of the leading Paediatric Auditory-Verbal and cochlear implant centres in the world and since its inception in Brisbane 20 years ago, has taught thousands of deaf children to listen and speak.

“‘Hear and Say’ is a fantastic organisation with the drive to make a difference to the 32 million children worldwide with preventable or treatable hearing loss, and Jay Chou’s involvement, given his enormous following across Asia and beyond, will be a huge boost to its profile,” Cr Quirk said.
“‘听与说Hear and Say’机构的伟大构想是改变全世界范围内3200万名可预防或可治疗的失听儿童现状,作为一位在亚洲及其他地区都有着极高人气的偶像明星,周杰伦先生的参与将会对该机构的发展产生巨大的促进作用,”库克议员说道。

“The appointment of Jay Chou as Worldwide Ambassador signals a new direction for the organisation in Asia, with projects planned in Korea early next year that has the potential to improve the lives of 70,000 deaf children.”

Jay Chou said he was looking forward to working with the Australian organisation, ‘Hear and Say’ to help raise public awareness of the important issue.
周杰伦先生说他也很期待与‘听与说Hear and Say’这家澳洲机构进行合作,提升关注并帮助听力有障碍的儿童这个公众议题。

“I’ve always been very concerned about children’s charity and becoming an ambassador for an organisation like ‘Hear and Say’ is a wonderful opportunity to help children suffering from a hearing loss,” Mr Chou said.
“我一直以来都很关注儿童的公益慈善,此次担任澳洲‘听与说Hear and Say’机构的全球大使,希望藉此呼吁公众更加关注听力上有损伤的小朋友。”周杰伦先生说道。

“I visited Brisbane earlier this year following my Australian concert and it's a beautiful city with a great vibe about it."

"If you cannot hear, you cannot learn. So a child with complete hearing loss will be deaf and dumb. If a child has partial hearing loss, he or she will also have poor speech development." --- Associate Prof Henry Tan, KKH Women and Children's Hospital, Singapore.

Therein lies the importance of early detection of hearing loss in newborns and infants.

I am sure that Jay, with his innate musicality which relies on a good ear, can understand how difficult it must be for children who cannot hear.
NB: It is not as significant as for adults. (Beethoven could compose music even when he became deaf later in life!)

It is interesting to note that Hannah, her father Patrick and her grandfather, Laurence are all Ambassadors for Hear And Say. :)

Looks like it is now a true family affair for Hear And Say!

Link to a vid about Hannah's, Patrick's and Laurence's involvement at Hear And Say:

Here's to Jay playing a big part in this worthy cause! 

Jay Chou: Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am on 14092014 (Updated)

When I first heard that His Royal Diaoness was attending a golf event in Shanghai, my first thought naturally was:

"Does Jay even play golf??"

I have never seen him holding a golf club in any photos nor heard anything about him golfing. 
Of course, his partner and manager in JVR Music, Yang Junrong does and I have often wondered if he had invited Jay to do so. 
But then again, Jay has ankylosing spondylitis, which affects his back badly at times and golf would definitely not be advisable for him.

I suppose he was there to up the star quotient of the event and he duly obliged by posing with the clubs plus trying to sink some putts on stage.
I do not know whether he succeeded. the new album might be delayed but not his wedding?
I am sure there will be many dismayed fans who have been waiting for Album #13 like FOREVER.
It was supposed to have been released in March.....but here we are in September and nary a sign of it. 
From what I gather, he has been recording but with so many other roles jostling for his time, I am not surprised that he has not been able to get down to putting his whole heart and soul into this. 

My two cents' worth?
I think he is setting his priorities right for now and since he and Hannah are keen to start a family, the sooner they get married, the better. 

Here are some nice pics and more can be found on my album on the Facebook Page:


Sunday, 14 September 2014

TiinLab and Opus Jay Taiyuan

Two quick updates for this post.

Jay attended a TiinLab event in Beijing on 12 September 2014.
During the interviews, he mentioned that fans could look forward to his wedding but his new album
would come first. ;)

He was also spotted wearing two rings on his LEFT hand, sparking speculation as to their significance.
After all, the gigantic fashion ring on his right index finger was nothing new.
But these two certainly were.
No further hints came from him, though.

Link to a TiinLab vid showing Jay putting his headphones to good use:

More pics here:



OPUS JAY Taiyuan

Jay went on to Taiyuan after TiinLab for OPUS JAY.

Vids are not available yet.
Will upload when they are.


Heavy duty vehicle for him in Taiyuan!
A far cry from the usual car or minibus!


Sunday, 7 September 2014

Diaoness Updates: PHANTACi Lookbook; OPUS 2 Guangzhou; Mid-Autumn Festival!

Hahaha....we finally realised what he was doing in the Maldives in August!
And I thought he was hydrophobic??
I guess shallow waters are fine with him. :)

Lots more cool pics for the PHANTACi Summer Trip With Jay Lookbook here on my Facebook album:


OPUS 2 Guangzhou was yet another concert with a difference in a few ways.

He sang a seldom-requested song, Her Eyelashes:

He spoke some Cantonese and got Yuxun to improvise a song in Cantonese!

Seems the weather was  too hot for His Royal Diaoness to bear and so he parted ways with his jacket during the energetic Secret/Rooftop segment!

All I can say is that he better be prepared for heat and humidity in Singapore and Malaysia too when he returns for OPUS 2 in November, as he will be performing in outdoor arenas.
The weather then is supposed to be cooler but hey....we are in the tropics and no matter what, it can get pretty hot then too.
Here's to more sleeveless Jay!



Tomorrow is the actual Mid-Autumn Festival!

I must always post this clip of Jay dancing and beatboxing when this festival rolls around:

And him singing Moonlight On The Rooftop at OPUS JAY 2013 in Hongkong:

Have a good one!

Monday, 1 September 2014

DIAOness Updates: Kaspersky (updated) in KL & David Tao's wedding

His Royal Diaoness is the brand ambassador for Kaspersky anti-viral products and he was in Kuala Lumpur on 29 August for the launch of the 2015 range.

Link to a vid of the event, with the emcee speaking in both English and Chinese:

Full ad:

One of my favourite pics from the event:


David Tao, a popular Taiwanese singer-songwriter held his wedding celebration on 31 August and Jay was one of his invited guests.
However, due to a flight delay, he arrived late at the hotel but still managed to make a grand entrance. ;)

I heard that none of the Heavenly Kings at that table touched alcohol. :)

Jay also mentioned that he was doing 'research' at the wedding (for his own!) but stressed that his new album would be released before his nuptials happen. ;)

Loving his suit!

My favourite pic of the night!

I hope Jay got a good rest after that because he had been on the road since 29 August.