Archive | December, 2013

Les Mills Launch Party at Fitness Zone

31 Dec
Les Mills launch at Fitness Zone this January

Les Mills launch at Fitness Zone this January

Don’t miss out the chance to experience the new moves and music at our Les Mills Launch Party this January!
Register yourself at our service counter today to secure your slot.

*Limited slots available.

Wu Chun gives his all for fans

29 Dec

IT WAS a busy year for Wu Chun as he capped off the year with numerous activities and achievements in the entertainment industry.

Despite announcing that he is married with two children in October this year, Wu Chun’s fame and popularity has not been affected among his diehard fans and the majority have supported his decision to come clean about his personal life.

In order to spend more time with his family, Wu Chun has decided to squeeze all his activities and filming into the final three months of this year.

Wu Chun’s book entitled “Ignite Courage” was launched following his marriage announcement and is ranked number one in Taiwan and number two in China.

Cast members of Kindaichi Case Files Part 2 including Wu Chun

Cast members of Kindaichi Case Files Part 2 including Wu Chun

IT WAS a busy year for Wu Chun as he capped off the year with numerous activities and achievements in the entertainment industry.

Despite announcing that he is married with two children in October this year, Wu Chun’s fame and popularity has not been affected among his diehard fans and the majority have supported his decision to come clean about his personal life.

In order to spend more time with his family, Wu Chun has decided to squeeze all his activities and filming into the final three months of this year.

Wu Chun’s book entitled “Ignite Courage” was launched following his marriage announcement and is ranked number one in Taiwan and number two in China.

 

Wu Chun at the Tokyo Motor Show

Wu Chun at the Tokyo Motor Show

To celebrate his achievement on the first book, Wu Chun did his second autograph session in China’s Chengdu Wanda Mall last week where hundreds of Chinese fans crowded the mall just to catch a glimpse of their favourite star.

Days before Christmas, Wu Chun was invited to light up the Swarovski Christmas tree in China. It was Wu Chun’s second time to grace the event after 2011.

According to Wu Chun, “The Christmas tree offers a lovely canvas for holiday expression. This year, Swarovski once again presents a range of beautiful crystal trees in different locations around the world. Come and experience the magic.”

Taking a day off from filming Kindaichi Part 2 in Tokyo, Wu Chun went to visit the Tokyo Motor Show recently.

“Kindaichi Case Files” is a Japanese mystery manga series based on the crime solving adventures. In 1995, the manga won the Kodansha Manga Award for shonen.                     This manga has sold 90 million copies worldwide since its distribution.

This year, Kindaichi Part 1 was shown during the New Year schedule and reached a TV rating of 23 per cent nationwide, which is the highest among all the TV specials shown at that particular schedule. Wu Chun’s name also appeared second on the most search name on Yahoo Japan.

Some of the new casts who are working with Wu Chun are Kazuki Kitamura, born on July 17, 1969, who is a Japanese film and television actor, Hiroshige Narimiya and Korean Boy Band 2PM – Nichkhun.

Wu Chun in his blog said, “When 2013 seems to be a quiet journey in showbiz, never have I imagined how enthusiastic I was to squeeze in a ‘Mission-Almost-Impossible’ schedule into the final three months of 2013!”

Looking back at the past few months, Wu Chun said filming Kindaichi Part 2 required him to face language barriers with the Japanese crew, and that his role for the new movie would be more intensive.

On the release of his book, he expressed, “Exposing my personal life plus the fear and excitement of having to face the media and the whole world was another huge point in my career. The birth of Little Chun which let me realised that my responsibilities have never got any bigger than this in my whole life! The planning for Nei Nei’s birthday party and Little Chun’s Full Month party!

“I could not stop believing that I have accomplished all of these and as a matter of fact, my body did manage to stay strong in order to overcome all the pressure and workload during the three months! However, once the pressure disappeared, I immediately got sick with three full days of migraine and flu!”

Wu Chun added, “It is such a magical moment when you have pushed yourself out of your comfort zone, challenged it and then fulfilled it! Obstacles are actually opportunities so please don’t care about the outcome whether success or failure… as long as you did it with sincerity, you should be proud of the experiences you gained from it! And based on my experience, I realised that the harder you work, the luckier you will become…”

Source: Borneo Bulletin

 

Wu Chun completes two movies, reveals future plans

28 Dec
Wu Chun with Fitness Zone staff wishing Bruneians a Happy New Year 2014

Wu Chun with Fitness Zone staff wishing Bruneians a Happy New Year 2014

WU CHUN has completed filming two movies in December this year and will be spending more time in Brunei next year with his family.

He said, “For the past three months when I was not in Brunei, I asked my manager to squeeze my activities together so that I can spend more time in Brunei next year. I did not have much breaks as I attended many events and filming movies.”

Wu Chun during the interview

Wu Chun during the interview

 

Regarding his TV movie Kindaichi Part 2, the Brunei-born star yesterday revealed that the popular TV movie will be aired on January 4, 2014 in Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and even the United States.

In Brunei, Wu Chun said, “May be we can catch it on Astro.”

Wu Chun was also featured in the first part of Kindaichi which gained immense popularity and prompted the filming of the second part.

Kindaichi is a famous Japanese manga series based on the crime solving adventures of a high school student named Hajime Kindaichi. Wu Chun played the character of Hajime Kindaichi.

In the second part, Wu Chun collaborated with famous Korean and Japanese stars like Nichkhun from 2PM and Kazuki Kitamura.

Wu Chun also completed the filming of epic Chinese movie Yang Guifei which tells the story of a romance during war. The film has actor Leo Lai and actress Fang Bing Bing. However, its release date is yet to be decided.

On next year’s plan, Wu Chun stated that he is currently looking at some movie scripts and may only take up one movie. He also highlighted that he wanted to move on to modern movies and not do the traditional as well as medieval period movies anymore.

In a New Year message, Wu Chun advised Bruneians to pay attention to their health and work hard to stay healthy.

Source: Borneo Bulletin

Cheers and thrills at KFC Fitness Zone 3 On 3 final

9 Dec
All winners of KFC Fitness Zone Streeball Challenge in a group picture with representative of supporting companies and organisations

All winners of KFC Fitness Zone Streeball Challenge in a group picture with representative of supporting companies and organisations

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Monday, December 9, 2013

THE KFC Fitness Zone 3 On 3 Streetball Challenge reached its finale yesterday, with Win Yang Technologies, Ivy Ballers and Impact emerging as champions of the Open Male Category, Open Female Category and Under 18 Male Category respectively.

The winning team of each category took home medals and trophies, as well as Fitness Zone passes and KFC buckets. For winning the Open Male Category, Win Yang Technologies also walked away with an $800 cash prize.

Meanwhile, Noël Grafiel emerged as the winner of the three point shootout, making 14 shots from the three point line.

Present to award the prizes to the winners were Khoo Eng Cheong, the vice-chairman of the Brunei Basketball Association; Wu Chun, the managing director of Fitness Zone; and Jonathan Bong, the senior marketing manager of KFC (B) Sdn Bhd.

“We are happy with the positive response to the KFC Fitness Zone 3 On 3 Streetball Challenge, and we look forward to 2014 where we will introduce new game plays,” said Wu Chun.

“We would like to take the opportunity to thank sponsors, partners, schools, associations, and the players who have helped make the basketball tournament a success,” added Bong.

Source: The Brunei Times

KFC Fitness Zone 3 On 3 Streetball Challenge finale

9 Dec
Wu Chun, Managing Director of Fitness Zone (R), in a picture with Wing Yang Technologies, Champion of the ope male category.

Wu Chun, Managing Director of Fitness Zone (R), in a picture with Wing Yang Technologies, Champion of the ope male category.

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WING Yang Technologies were crowned champions of the open male category of the KFC Fitness Zone 3 On 3 Streetball Challenge season finale yesterday.

They put on an impressive performance to take down Fitness Zone Kiulap 21-12 in the final at the Airport Mall in Berakas.

KFC finished with bronze in the category after defeating CCS 1 20-12 in the battle for third.

Ivy Ballers were the winners in the open female category after edging second-placed MB Star 14-13 in the final.

Primatel Communication defeated Fitness Zone 17-12 to finish third in the category.

The Under-18 male title went to Impact who triumphed over Maktab Duli 19-17 in the final.

Ex-Chung Hwa Middle School took the third place.

For the 3 point shootout, Noel Grafil emerged as the winner, sinking a total of 14 shots.

According to the press release sent by the organiser, the winning teams of each category walked away with prizes such as Fitness Zone passes and KFC buckets. Medals, trophies and cash prizes were also awarded.

Present to award the prizes to the winners were Khoo Eng Cheong, Vice Chairman of the Brunei Basketball Association, Wu Chun, Managing Director of Fitness Zone and Jonathan Bong, Senior Marketing Manager of KFC (B) Sdn Bhd.

“Being the second year or the eight time that we have been organising it, We are happy with the positive response it (KFC Fitness Zone 3 On 3 Streetball Challenge) has garnered. We look forward to 2014 where we will be introducing new game plays,” said Wu Chun.

Source: The Brunei Times