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Ang Lee Receives 2021 BAFTA Fellowship



TAIPEI, April 12 – Taiwanese lm director Ang Lee  received a BAFTA Fellowship at this year’s British Academy of Film and  Television Arts (BAFTA) ceremony held virtually Monday during the COVID-19 pandemic, reported Central News Agency.

This year’s ceremony was broadcast live from London’s Royal Albert Hall, with English actor Hugh Grant presenting Lee with the award, which he accepted online.

“It’s a tremendous honour to receive the BAFTA Academy Fellowship  and be counted among such brilliant filmmakers,” Lee said via a video  feed upon receiving the award.

He noted England has been particularly good to him in his career, adding that Britain “was the only market where ‘The Ice Storm’ made any money.”

Britain also served as a “second film school” when he was  directing the 1995 lm ‘Sense and Sensibility’ because at the time he  “could only communicate in very short sentences” in English, according to Lee.

“The comments I gave the actors were very concise, direct and honest. The cast was competing to see who would get the most rude remark from me,” Lee said.

After ‘Sense And Sensibility’, Lee said, he dared to venture into many other types of movies which gave him the courage to expand his horizons and open his heart.

Filmmaking is about the courage to open ourselves to truth through  storytelling, sight, and sound reflected on the silver screen, Lee  said, “That’s how I connected with the world. That’s what I love doing.”

Grant, who played a lead role in ‘Sense and Sensibility’, lauded Lee  as one of the classiest filmmakers at the ceremony, noting Lee has directed a wide range of films, from his earlier Taiwanese  masterpieces like ‘Eat Drink Man Woman’, to ‘The Ice Storm’; ‘Sense and  Sensibility’; ‘Brokeback Mountain’; ‘The Hulk’; ‘Crouching Tiger,
Hidden Dragon’; ‘Lust, Caution’; and ‘Life Of Pi’.

“It’s almost impossible to imagine that one man directed them  all,” Grant said, joking that Taiwan is well known to be a world leader in cloning science and he is convinced half a dozen cloned Ang Lees live there.

Lee has won several BAFTA awards for his movies ‘Sense And Sensibility’ in 1996; ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ in 2001; and ‘Brokeback Mountain’ in 2006.

He also won Best Director at the Oscars for ‘Brokeback Mountain’ in 2006 and ‘Life Of Pi’ in 2013.


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Food Review: Ferrero Rocher Ice Cream Stick Is Now Available In Malaysia



Chocolates have the power to uplift someone’s mood and ice cream is perfect for a hot sunny day. But both combined, it is the perfect combination to ever exist. Snickers Ice Cream, Oreo Ice Cream, and Kit Kat Ice Cream are the usual stuff we find at our nearest grocery store but have you ever heard of Ferrero Rocher Ice Cream?

It has been sold for a long time but at that time, it was only available in certain European countries. Now, you can get this delicious treat from a local seller on Shopee!

This ice cream comes in three flavors. There are Original, Dark Chocolate, and White Chocolate but according to the local seller’s page, it is available for people in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor only.

Head over here to place your order and get your Ferrero Rocher Ice Cream!

Sources: Shopee nowme_01

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Food Review: ‘Sambal Hitam’, One of The Best Sambal That Can Be Eaten Anytime And Anyhow



Sambal hitam would always be one of the most favorite alternatives for many people in Malaysia who loves to eat spicy food like any other sambal but they do not want it to be too spicy up until they have to feel regret eating the food. This particular sambal hitam is really well-known in the state of Pahang.

The texture of this sambal hitam is one of the reasons why many people love to eat it. Sambal hitam is really full of anchovies. It is so easy to be made by anyone because the recipe only takes 4 simple ingredients. The ingredients are belimbing buluh, red onion, anchovies, and also red chili.

Picture: Resipi Bonda

According to many people, the process of making this sambal hitam would take a very long time to be done. There is a very special way to cook this sambal hitam from Pahang. It does not take an hour or two to cook but it takes hours. The manufacturing process is quite complicated and also time-consuming.

It goes well with steamed white rice, brown rice, or even porridge. This sambal hitam really enhances the taste of the food. Once you taste it, your mouth will definitely have a fusion of flavors and you will surely crave more of it.

Sources: Cookpad.

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Step & Repeat, First-Ever Global TikTok Reality Show Based On Style Launched



KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 — Glamhive and Mary Kay Global Design Studio have announced Step & Repeat, the first-ever style show launching on TikTok.

Step & Repeat is a five-week style competition and mentorship programme where wardrobe stylists, make-up artists, and hair stylists worldwide compete in the fast-paced environment of TikTok to drive their business success.

The international competition is open to all and goes live on June 22 on TikTok, according to a statement.

TikTok’s community has been growing at an incredible pace since the start of the pandemic, and unique new talents are being discovered daily on the platform.

Step & Repeat is the first-ever global style competition on TikTok, giving structure, recognition, and rewards to winners weekly.

Glamhive and the Mary Kay Global Design Studio have partnered to create Step & Repeat as a global stage open to anyone who wants to explode onto the international scene and get recognised for their incredible talents in wardrobe, make-up, and hair styling.

Each week, Step & Repeat’s host, Johnny Wujek will announce a theme-based challenge, and TikTok users will create their best wardrobe, make-up, or hair style look for that theme.

Videos will incorporate the show’s custom sound, ‘Step & Repeat’, the hashtag #stepandrepeat, and the hashtag associated with each challenge, enabling all entries to be discoverable by the show’s judges.

At the end of each challenge, Wujek will announce the winner in each category: wardrobe, make-up, and hair. Each winner will receive a cash prize and a one-hour mentoring session with one of the 19 industry leaders stepping up to provide mentorship.

At the end of the five weeks, Step & Repeat will announce one overall winner for each category, crowning it the very best in wardrobe, make-up, and hair based on entries from worldwide.

More details at

Sources: BERNAMA

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