S'pore woman makes Vivian Hsu cry with 'best birthday present ever'
When Vivian Hsu turns 40 this Thursday (Mar 19), you might think she could expect a slew of birthday presents.
To her, it's quality and not quantity that matters.
The Taiwanese singer-actress has spent the last year living in Singapore and last week, she opened up on Instagram about her time here.
Since marrying her Singapore-based Indonesian hubby Sean Lee last year, she has not made many friends.
But there is one female friend who has been helping her adjust to life on our island for which she is very grateful.
In fact, this Singapore woman's friendship made her cry.
Recounting a conversation that she had with this friend, Hsu wrote (translated from Mandarin) in her lengthy post:
Singapore female friend whom I've known for a year: "Vivian, I know that your birthday is coming soon! Is there anything you would like? I would like to give it to you as a birthday present!"
Me: "Aiya, please don't ever waste money, I am such a big girl already, no need any present, really."
Me: "Having been living in Singapore for the past year, I am not familiar with the people, the place and the lifestyle here. Every time I'm not sure about anything I'll always ask you. I always disturb you. Your precious knowledge and experience of living in Singapore and the time you spare me is something that gold or money cannot buy. This is already the best present to me!"
Singapore female friend whom I've known for a year: "Having the opportunity to meet and get to know you on a deeper level is very hard to come by, I also treasure this very much. You are a person who shows your gratitude freely, being able to help me makes me very happy. I must get you a present no matter what! Since you got married and moved here, you have few friends so you must accept a gift from me."
"I'm the kind of the person who is normally bubbly and would usually smile and laugh at things but today I couldn't control my eyes. I cried a huge amount. A person doesn't need many friends, just someone who really understands you, who will make you happy, ask about you... Being this touched (by her friendship) is the best birthday present ever. Thank you."
Here are some other shots that Hsu has taken around the island.