Compiled by FATIMAH ZAINAL, ADRIAN CHAN and R. ARAVINTHAN
A PAIR of wireless earbuds bizarrely ended up in the stomach of a man in Taipei, reported China Press.
The man was believed to have swallowed the device after he fell asleep with his earbuds on.
He searched for the device upon waking up, only to find music emanating from his abdomen.
The man known only as Xu was reportedly rushed to hospital for treatment.
He later posted a picture of the stool-covered earbuds online.
“After cleaning up the earbuds, they work fine,” he said in an interview.
> Fans of Singaporean singer-songwriter JJ Lin got a treat when he posted a video of himself working out shirtless on the popular Chinese social media site Weibo, reported Sin Chew Daily.
The artiste showed off his sculpted torso as he lifted a barbell.
Lin, whose fan base spans across the Chinese-speaking diaspora, was reportedly fulfilling a promise he made during a concert in Suzhou, China, earlier this year.
He had vowed to post a video of his “six-pack abs” if he managed to gain 50 million followers on Weibo, which he did last week.
“To be honest, I still hope everyone will pay more attention to my music,” he said in the video.
> Sammi Cheng has pleaded for forgiveness from fans for choosing not to talk about her husband’s infidelity, reported Oriental Daily.
“Please forgive me, I will no longer speak about this.
“Not looking back, only looking forward,” the Hong Kong singer said, alluding to the scandal involving her husband, singer Andy Hui, and actress Jacqueline Wong who were caught canoodling at the back of a taxi two weeks ago.
In an Instagram post on Sunday, the Queen of Cantopop shared her feelings on the incident and described it as a “learning experience from God”.
“There are no short cuts. Life must go on. Our Father in heaven will not hold back on such important learning opportunities,” she wrote.On April 18, Cheng posted a conciliatory statement on Instagram, describing the scandal as a “test”.
“Happiness doesn’t mean everything has to be smooth, there will be tests. I believe this experience will help us get back on the right track and that our lives will be reborn,” she wrote.
The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.