You don’t get to call yourself a Jay Chou fan if you have no knowledge of the singer’s love for bubble tea.
That’s right, all Jay Chou fans know that he has a sweet tooth and is particularly fond of bubble tea.
Superstars, just like superheroes, also got weakness one, okay?
Jay’s adoration for the delightful bubble tea was so deep that he insisted on indulging in the beverage, in spite of criticisms with regards to his weight.
In the past, netizens had poked fun at him, commenting that he was “breaking records with the amount of weight he put on”. Quick to rebut, Jay cheekily replied that he looked slimmer off-camera and that he would not give up on his bubble tea.
Enter Vin Diesel
We all know the hunky American actor from the Fast and Furious film series.
Come on, you must be living under a rock if you don’t know who this dude is.
It appears that Jay is determined to curb his drinking habit of tapioca balls and milk tea for Vin Diesel. Or more accurately, he is quitting bubble tea for a film series.
Guessed it yet?
It is…the xXx series. That’s right, Jay has announced that he will be starring in the action sequel, xXx 4. If we’re lucky, we may even get to hear Jay’s music for the film. After all, seeing how he has previously contributed songs to films that he acted in like The Green Hornet, Kung Fu Panda 3 and Now You See Me 2, it is likely that Jay would compose his own music for the action film.
He announced his breakup with bubble tea via an Instagram post with this caption:
Time to quit the bubble tea and hit the gym again! The movie is gonna be super exciting! Thank you 🙏🏼 @d.j.caruso #wifeactswiththerock #husbandactswithvindiesel 😁 @hannah_quinlivan
Wah, play so big ah.
So, what’s with the hashtags of #wifeactswiththerock and #husbandactswithvindiesel?
Hannah Quinlivan and The Rock
Just in case you don’t get the hashtags, let us do a recap.
Hannah Quinlivan is the beautiful wife of Jay Chou and the mother of his two children, Hathaway and Romeo. She is also a Taiwanese actress and model.
In 2017, Hannah worked alongside Dwayne Johnson (a.k.a The Rock) for an American action film Skyscraper. Filming took place in Vancouver, Canada. The Rock had nothing but praise for the actress.
However, my colleague who watched the movie said that her role was…very limited. She didn’t speak much and just fight and fight and fight.
But still, it’s an Hollywood movie and she acted with The Rock leh.
Jay Chou’s just poking fun at that fact, and that while she gets to act with The Rock, he gets to act with another hunky (botak) superstar Vin Diesel.
Jay’s resolution to abstain from bubble tea got me thinking if there is a win-win solution. Do we get to drink our bubble tea and stay slim at the same time?
The answer is yes.
Earlier on this year, Gong Cha launched 13 healthier choice tea drinks. These drinks adhere to Health Promotion Board’s guidelines of reduced sugar levels, which means that you no longer have to feel guilty for indulging in your favorite beverage.
However…sorry to burst your bubble (you’ll get it) but the ‘bubbles’ actually still make up a third of the calories in a cup of milk tea with pearls. I know, it’s not bubble tea without the bubbles but hey, look on the bright side. You can always opt for healthier toppings such as Ai-Yu Jelly or Aloe Vera.
Or if you’re as determined as Ah Chou, just quit bubble tea.
Did someone just say, “You siao arh?!”?
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