Thursday, August 13, 2015

Mystery beauty at NDP wants to settle here

My Paper, Thursday, August 13, 2015, Page A6, News, Top Stories
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Source Website: http://mypaper.sg/top-stories/mystery-beauty-ndp-wants-settle-here-20150813
By Ang Qing, The New Paper, Published on Aug 13, 2015


Miss Lee, a Chinese national, made waves online when she was captured on camera five times during the three-hour live telecast of Sunday's National Day Parade. A managing director of her own company, she hopes to wed a Singaporean man.
PHOTO: SHOWSTOPPER: Emma Li,  李媛媛 (Lǐ yuàn yuàn), a Chinese national, made waves online when she was captured on camera five times during the three-hour live telecast of Sunday's National Day Parade. A managing director of her own company, she hopes to wed a Singaporean man.
PHOTO: EMMA LEE
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ON SUNDAY, one woman stood out from the crowd at the National Day Parade (NDP) as the cameras lingered on her five times during the three-hour live telecast.

She looked every bit the patriotic Singaporean - dressed in red, waving a flag, singing along to Singapore's national songs. She also appeared to be aware of the camera's focus on her.

The mystery beauty turned out to be Emma Li李媛媛 (Lǐ yuàn yuàn), 29, a Chinese national who is so bowled over by Singapore that she wants to apply for permanent residency and settle here.

The beauty has drive, too, working as a managing director for a company she set up.



She is the managing director of SinMetal International Pte Ltd, and is every inch a modern, career-driven woman who regards Singapore as her home.
PHOTO: She is the managing director of SinMetal International Pte Ltd, and is every inch a modern, career-driven woman who regards Singapore as her home.
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She had watched the fireworks at Marina Bay in 2012 and 2013, but was eager to go for the Jubilee NDP this year for a personal reason.

Miss Lee told The New Paper in Mandarin: "I wanted to attend because I knew that the NDP would be grander this year and it coincided with my lunar calendar birthday."

She put out the word six months ago and a friend surprised her with two tickets.



Emma Li, 李媛媛 (Lǐ yuàn yuàn), 29, her home town in Chengdu, Sichuan, China
PHOTO: Emma Li, 李媛媛 (Lǐ yuàn yuàn), 29, her home town in Chengdu, Sichuan, China
"I wanted to attend because I knew that the NDP would be grander this year and it coincided with my lunar calendar birthday."
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So Miss Lee flew her mother over from her home town in Chengdu, Sichuan, to join her for the long weekend.

She said: "This is the first time I have watched the parade live. Everyone was so united."


Emma Li
PHOTO: Emma Li, 李媛媛 (Lǐ yuàn yuàn), 29, her home town in Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Miss Lee flew her mother over from her home town in Chengdu, Sichuan, to join her for the long weekend.
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Excitedly, Miss Lee recounted how they were both moved by the parade.

"I told my mother that in Singapore there is no race, we are all equal and we respect everyone regardless of race and religion," said Miss Lee.



Miss Lee recounted how they were both moved by the parade.
PHOTO: Miss Lee recounted how they were both moved by the parade.
"My mother was so touched. She said that she trusted that I could stay in Singapore because it is safe."
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"My mother was so touched. She said that she trusted that I could stay in Singapore because it is safe."

Miss Lee had first come to Singapore in 2011 to do her Masters in Business at the Management Development Institute of Singapore.



Miss Lee had first come to Singapore in 2011 to do her Masters in Business at the Management Development Institute of Singapore.
PHOTO: Miss Lee had first come to Singapore in 2011 to do her Masters in Business at the Management Development Institute of Singapore.
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After graduation, she set up a local firm, now called SinMetal, that supplies aluminium to companies, including handphone and boat manufacturers.

She said: "I started my company in Singapore because it is fair and transparent."

Miss Lee said she was unaware of her 15 seconds of fame at the parade. "I did not know the camera was on me."


沉鱼落雁 (Chén yú luò yàn) - Beauties
PHOTO: 沉鱼落雁 (Chén yú luò yàn) - Beauties
A face that launched a thousand ships. Miss Lee said she was unaware of her 15 seconds of fame at the parade. "I did not know the camera was on me."
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But since then, she has been getting a lot of attention online.

Singapore humour site, SGAG, even tweeted a screengrab from the telecast with the lyrics, "This is where I won't be alone", from the classic National Day tune, Home.

Along with the post was a caption: "She definitely won't be alone after this. #NDP2015 #chiobu."


She DEFINITELY won't be alone after this
PHOTO: She DEFINITELY won't be alone after this
Oops... for awhile forgot about @speishi, HELLO THERE!
Jialat... I swear I see see only @speishi, you know who my heart belongs to...
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Peishi Soh ‏@speishi
: Oh my.
Jialat... so many good looking girls around I can't handle it myself, HAHA.
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As of Tuesday, Miss Lee has had up to 100 friend requests and private messages on Facebook and China microblogging website Weibo.

"The messages I received were not threatening or creepy, they were things like, 'I want to be your friend and I'm from China too.' " she said.


Emma Li, the lady who melted the hearts of so many male Singaporeans
PHOTO:  Emma Li, the lady who melted the hearts of so many male Singaporeans
"Singapore is a harmonious country," she said. "I especially felt that at the parade when we did the Padang Wave together without any prior rehearsal. Everyone was like one big family."
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Still single, she hopes to stay in Singapore.

"Singapore is a harmonious country," she said. "I especially felt that at the parade when we did the Padang Wave together without any prior rehearsal. Everyone was like one big family."

In fact, Miss Lee likes Singapore so much, she hopes to find a Singaporean man. She said: "If there is an opportunity, I will marry someone from Singapore."



She added that she would consider dating a Singaporean man as she is single right now, but that she wouldn't force the issue as she was focused on her career.
PHOTO: She added that she would consider dating a Singaporean man as she is single right now, but that she wouldn't force the issue as she was focused on her career.
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But she will let nature take its course. "I will go where my other half will go."
By Ang Qing, The New Paper, Published on Aug 13, 2015


Emma Li, 李媛媛 (Lǐ yuàn yuàn), appeared multiple times on TV during the live broadcast of the Parade on Sunday evening
PHOTO: Emma Li, 李媛媛 (Lǐ yuàn yuàn), appeared multiple times on TV during the live broadcast of the Parade on Sunday evening

She will let nature take its course. "I will go where my other half will go."
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歌曲(gē qǔ) Song: 祝福你 (zhù fú nǐ) - Bless you
歌手(gē shǒu) Singer: 张美玲 (Zhāng měi líng) - Jacqueline Teo
提供者(tí​ gōng​ zhě) Provider: -
作曲(zuò​ qǔ) Composer, Music: -
编辑(Biān jí) Editor: -
作词(zuò cí) Lyrics: 黄晓君 (Huáng xiǎo jūn)

---------------☆☆---------------

亲爱的朋友你要常欢笑 - My dear friend, always laugh (be happy)
Qīn'ài de péng yǒu nǐ yào cháng huān xiào

别为分离而悲痛 - Don't let separation make you feel painful
bié wèi fēn lí ér bēi tòng

别为分离而烦忧 - Don't let separation worries you
bié wèi fēn lí ér fán yōu

放开怀抱去求生活 - Be open minded and seek (happy) life
fàng kāi huái bào qù qiú shēng huó

吧深深的友谊记在心头 - Remember the deep friendship
ba shēn shēn de yǒu yì jì zài xīn tóu

青山含笑绿水悠悠 - The green mountain and clear water smiling leisurely
qīng shān hán xiào lǜ shuǐ yōu yōu

时光不停留 - Time does not stop
Shí guāng bù tíng liú

珍惜美好时光 - Treasure the good times
zhēn xī měi hǎo shí guāng

但愿你长风万里一路顺风 - Wishes you all the best
dàn yuàn nǐ cháng fēng wàn lǐ yī lù shùn fēng

祝福你我的朋友 - Bless you and my friend
zhùfú nǐ wǒ de péng yǒu

-----☆ Music chorus ☆------

亲爱的朋友请忘掉烦忧 - Dear friend, forget the worries
qīn'ài de péng yǒu wàng diào fán yōu

暖风吹走了寒意 - The warm wind will blow away the chill
nuǎn fēng chuī zǒu liǎo hán yì

山长水远人远走 - How big the mountains and far the water, people can overcome
shān cháng shuǐ yuǎn rén yuǎn zǒu

你也别为分离烦忧 - Do not let separation worry you
nǐ yě bié wèi fēn lí fán yōu

努力创造辛福的人生 - Put in efforts to create a happy life
nǔ lì chuàng zào xīn fú de rén shēng

把以往的欢乐记在心头 - Remember the joy of the past
bǎ yǐ wǎng de huān lè jì zài xīn tóu

时光像流水 - Time is like flowing water
shí guāng xiàng liú shuǐ

流去不再头 - Flow away never to return
liú qù bù zài tóu

但愿你长风万里一路顺风 - Wishes you all the best
dàn yuàn nǐ cháng fēng wàn lǐ yī lù shùn fēng

祝福你我的朋友 - Bless you and my friend
zhùfú nǐ wǒ de péng yǒu

-----☆ Music chorus ☆------

亲爱的朋友请忘掉烦忧
暖风吹走了寒意
山长水远人远走
你也别为分离烦忧
努力创造辛福的人生
把以往的欢乐记在心头
时光像流水
流去不再头
但愿你长风万里一路顺风
祝福你我的朋友

-----------☆ End ☆------------


张美玲 (Zhāng měi líng) - 祝福你 (zhù fú nǐ) - Bless you
Posted by NSR Chinese - New Southern Records Malaysia, Published on 19 February 2013

From: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cps78aoKrEA



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