Humour: How to tell A*Star scholar and R21 actress apart?

Humour: How to tell A*Star scholar and R21 actress apart?

Like peas in a pod.

Sometimes two things happen around the same time and they are so similar that you can get them mixed up.

Last week, two different women made headlines for different reasons.

One is A*Star scholar and scientist Eng Kai Er, 30, who set up a mini arts grant to express her "pain of having a paid job that is not aligned with her interests".

The other is actress and former Miss World Singapore finalist Angeline Yap, 27, who appears topless in the trailer for the R21-rated local movie Lang Tong, premiering this Saturday at the Singapore International Film Festival.

At least, I think it's her.

There are at least three different women in the trailer. The way the trailer was edited, it's difficult to tell to whom the bare breasts belonged.

I rewatched the trailer online many times to be sure - and it's the only reason I rewatched the trailer many times. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.


So it would seem that Dr Eng and Yap couldn't be more unlike each other.

Yet, because I read about them around the same time, they sort of blend into one person.

For one thing, both have artistic aspirations.

Besides setting up the arts grant, Dr Eng directed and performed in some theatre thing called Fish at Lasalle College of the Arts' Creative Cube three months ago.

As for Yap, she told The Straits Times that the nudity in Lang Tong "was used to tell a story and to convey a message more clearly".

She said: "To me, it's a form of art."

Like peas in a pod.

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