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A tribute to my wonderful Mummy!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mother’s out there. It’s sure not easy being a mother…




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Hey everyone!

Please join in my effort together with plenty of divers out there to support this cause. Please try to stop/reduce consumption of Sharks Fins as we need these Apex predators in the sea to maintain an equilibrium in the Eco-system.

Official campaign launch by Ocean Geographic will be at ADEX 2012 at Marina Bay Sands Singapore. Seeya there!



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I was waiting anxiously for this video to be out as I had heard so much about it when I was in Miami. Checked in when I got back but no sightings of the video… Then when I looked it up again today – it’s out!

L’Oreal Paris, Singapore engaged make-up guru Rick Yang to create beauty looks for Asian women using their wide range of products available in-store. Hence, “L’Oreal Paris Beauty Backstage” is born! I’m the face model for their edition featuring lip colours that Asian women can play around with! I experiment with make-up a lot but I never expected myself to fall in love with neon lip colour – Colour Riche #373 in Magnetic Coral! Gotta grab myself one of those lippies from L’Oreal.

Check out the video to get some insider tips on applying different lip shades using various methods:


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It’s 7:30am in Singapore on a Sunday morning and I’m wide awake, and I thought the shot of Choya I had last night would help me sleep past 8am! My mind is still reliving the last 2 weeks I spent in the Bahamas & Miami and my body is still yearning to be back there. Well good things always have to come to an end right?

Flashback to February 29, woke up equally early at 7:30am, went to iHop for a hearty  breakfast of fluffy double blueberry pancakes and off to squeeze in “some” afternoon shopping at City Place in West Palm (our last grasp of civilization) before boarding our liveaboard, MV Dolphin Dream, for the next 10 days. All of us went on board with hearts filled excitement and certain amount of apprehension as the idea of interacting with wild dolphins and being surrounded by large sharks (and maybe a Tiger Shark or two) was a total new territory for us. After sailing throughout the night for 8-10 hours, we are finally in the Bahamian waters. Time to start the adventure!

The first 2 days of the trip began with snorkelling with wild Atlantic Spotted Bottle-nose dolphins – something that I was really looking forward to as I simply love dolphins! Decked up only in a bikini covered by a rash-guard with snorkelling gear, I jumped into the frigid 23 degree-celsius Atlantic Ocean (I’m a tropical water girl mind you!). When you first get into the water, your mind curses you for doing so, but once you start finning really fast and hard towards the dolphins and begin playing with them, the chill is soon forgotten. The thing I found out about these dolphins is that they are highly intelligent mammals and get bored easily. If your focus is to take a photo if them and not play with them, they will just ignore you and swim off. Luckily I was out there with the motive to play with them! My first encounter with them was really exhilarating – one of my lifelong dreams is to play with dolphins in the wild – and now I’m  doing exactly that! A small pod of 6-8 of them came up to our group of 4 snorkellers (we were the first 4 to manage to swim up to them) and the free divers dove underwater and started interacting with them. At that point I only knew how interact with them from the surface by waving my bandanna at them and had no clue how to free dive. The numerous times that I tried to free-dive I just ended up chugging sea water :(. That first encounter was fantastic but I wanted more… Went in for another encounter with a different pod of dolphins and tried my best to free dive with them again hoping to get a close encounter with one and yet again I ended up with drinking more sea water! After the first day of dolphin encounter ended, I went up to the free divers and asked them what’s the trick to free diving to hopefully gain some tips and do it!

Day 2 with the dolphins, fresh from a good night’s sleep and determined to enhance my encounter with them. We found ourselves a pod of 3 dolphins, though numbers were small they were very interested in playing with us amidst hunting for fish hiding under the sand on the sea bed. They came really close to everyone this time and there’s this one young one (the older they get the more spots they have on their bodies like age-spots) that kept playing with me! I tried to free dive again, this time round I was successful! I twisted and turned with this young one underwater and it came up close right beside me signalling that it wanted a pet from me (apparently if they don’t want to be touched, no matter how close you are to them, you will never be able to touch them). I reached out and stroked it! As I was stroking it on its back, it gradually rolled over for a belly rub from me! I was so happy I could feel tears forming in my eyes (or maybe it was the sea water in my mask)… that few second encounter felt like time just paused and everything was in slow-motion. After it got what it wanted for me, it darted off to play with other people (short attention span I must say). Shortly, it came back to look for me again! Tossing and turning with it underwater and I reached out to touch it again and it let me – I have made a friend! How do dolphins feel like? One word – rubbery. That encounter made my day and I can tick off another item in my bucket list.

After those 2 days of swimming with the dolphins, it was a day of choppy waters and bad weather so we were stuck in the boat with no diving nor snorkelling. Captain Scott of Dolphin Dream decided to play a video he made a few years back on numerous years encounters he filmed on the dolphins. Through that video, we learnt from a first hand encounter (much better than those shown on Animal Planet) how these dolphins recognize people and actively go up to him to play just like puppy dogs! There’s a number of these dolphins that Captain Scott named and knew them as friends, in the hand-held video, you can see them going up to him for long belly rubs, pet on the head and sometimes a naughty nudge or two. Usually camera shy, they actually played and made “funny faces” at his camera! They would pick up the bandanna that Captain Scott passes on to them and they will play “pass the bandanna” from one dolphin to another from dorsal fin to tail fin to the side flipper and back to a human again! They got so comfortable with Captain Scott that they even brought up their babies to play with him and he would know their whole family tree (although the father of the child can never be determined). He even managed to record dolphin foreplay & sex (rated RA)! He related that the dolphins that play with us are usually the full grey young ones (that explains my encounter) and the older ones will just sit back and watch on the rest of the pod to make sure they are safe. Over the years, he watches the dolphins grow up, have their own children and they will bring their children back to him to play. They are just like his children and grandchildren. Captain Scott stopped interacting with his dolphin friends a couple of years back when he became the only captain for the boat and thus couldn’t go into the water anymore. I can see in his eyes how he misses his interaction with them.

2 days of dolphin encounter wasn’t enough for me but we had to move on to the next thing of the itinerary – the Tiger Shark and my photo shoot with the sharks for the upcoming “Sharks are Friends” campaign. I had to say goodbye to my newly made dolphin friend and wonder whether it will remember my encounter with him/her just as I do… (tears well up in my eyes again but this time its sad tears)

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Hello All,

Joanne put up a post on our scenes together in Pillow Talk. You can view it from here!

再见单人床 Pillow Talk


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These are some of the behind the scenes photos taken over the 2 long days of filming the TV commercial!

Look at how we shot “riding” the Vespa along Shenton Way! And how we had to “stuff” my “baby” into my clothes!





















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Hello everyone!

A very happy 2012 to you!

My year started off nicely with a brand new TVC kick starting it!

You can check it out from the YouTube video kindly uploaded by Joyce! Thank you dear…

Rainforest TVC



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Thank you “junkie showbiz” for uploading the video of the TVC!

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Here’s pictures from the SA show on Sunday 25 April 2010. Thank you Lai Chan for the beautiful green dress! He’s a very talented local designer who did my Cheong Sam for Show 1 as well! My very first time wearing this colour and I LOVE it!

I really enjoyed the Star Awards this year as it was so different and the venue made it a lot more glamourous. The red carpet walk down reminded me of the Golden Horse Awards and Oscars! Though I did trip a little towards the end of the red carpet from the uneven floor. Nothing too embaressing but a little scary! Imagine if I really fell on the red carpet… So embaressing!!! – Aunty Lucy. LOL

Here’s some photos from that night, have fun with them! I hope to get some from Pat Mok soon! She took some very nice pics on her cam!



Prince charming – Elvin or Tarzan!

Cute & bubbly Peixuan

MSU babes unite!

Do we look like sisters? We always get that comment from numerous colleagues!

Ever lasting beauty – Ah Jie Fann! She’s super gorgeous!

Snap away in between commercial breaks!

Super hot bod – Ann – did U see her uber sexy dress she wore the week before? She is full of assets! Wished I had her perfect figure!

Love how suave TPH looks…

My groom in our  Bali “wedding” – Nat!

Andie – the “fling” I had in The Pupil. Remember our steamy scene?

Lovely Jeanette! I did my very 1st Chinese drama with her and I’ve loved her since. She’s such a beautiful person inside & outside!

Buddies! Ernest & Eliza!

The Stylist behind lotsa Mediacorp shows including MSU – Justin

DYT (hears tons of girls screaming in the background)

Greek Goddesses – Yahui & me! It’s the latest fashion for dresses now with all the Greek Mythology inspired movies.

Joey, Weilie & Zhenghuan. Huge Congrats to Weilie for clinching the Best Villian Award! He really deserves it! Just look at his sinister smile…

I love Michelle’s eyes & dimples!!!

MeiZhen jie for wardrobe!!! Wanna hug her for being super nice to all of us!

Mark Lee always makes me laugh! I love him! It was nice having the short talk with U backstage. 🙂 I will remember ur advise!

Isn’t Eelyn getting more and more beautiful! And her Vavavoom figure….

Thank you Sonya for making me look so beautiful that night with your make up skills! *hugS*

That’s all for now!!!

Check in soon for pictures from Cameron Highlands & my Birthday party!

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It’s been a big headache with my server for the past few months as things have been screwing up and I had probs blogging, posting pictures and for pple to leave comments!

After this saga I’ve decided to move my blog entirely to wordpress to host my blog and hopefully no more hiccups!!!!

Keeping fingers crossed, welcome to my new blog!!!

I’ll be maintaining my domain name jessica-tan.com but I’ve not shift it to this blog site yet. Have to settle some admin stuff with my registrar.

Everyone I’m back!



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