How did local and foreign celebrities celebrate the Qixi Festival last Saturday?
Actors Joanne Peh and Qi Yuwu celebrated the occasion, also known as Chinese Valentine’s Day, by making chocolate.
The couple posted photos on social media and Peh wrote in English: “I like it dark and bitter! We love chocolate, so we decided to learn the art of tempering chocolate and create our own special flavors!
“I’m definitely the better student … am I? Happy Chinese Valentine’s!”
Qi wrote in Chinese, “I don’t know why I’m nervous while learning to make chocolate even though I smile in my heart? Is it the chocolate or you?”
Another local showbiz couple, Huang Shinan and Pan Lingling, shared photos of them.
Huang wrote in Chinese, “Happy Qixi Festival. It may be difficult for lovers to meet during the pandemic, but true love will prevail. “
In Taiwan, actress Ruby Lin celebrated by going to a coffee shop with her husband, actor Wallace Huo, and they can be seen making videos of each other.
Taiwanese singer Jay Chou has posted a video in which he plays the keyboard himself.
He wished his wife, model actress Hannah Quinlivan, who turned 28 last Thursday, a happy birthday and a happy Chinese Valentine’s Day.
Chinese pianist Lang Lang has now published a video of him and his wife, pianist Gina Alice Redlinger, recreating a piano piece for four hands from Chou’s debut film Secret (2007).
“We absolutely love this piece! How have we been, brother?” asked Lang Chou, who gave the performance a thumbs up on social media.
Celebrities who are single also celebrated the occasion.
Hong Kong singer and actor William Chan thanked fans for giving him a large bouquet of flowers and a pillow.
He was on the news over the weekend after he was spotted by Chinese media with Chinese supermodel He Sui, which sparked conversations that they are together.
The Taiwanese singer A-mei wished her fans a happy Qixi festival last Saturday with her first selfie since January.