Joanna Dong Could Only Enjoy Crabs If She Obtained Good Exam Results When She Was Young
26 Feb 2021
On February 26, 2021 (Friday), Lianhe Zaobao reported “Joanna Dong Could Only Enjoy Crabs If She Obtained Good Exam Results When She Was Young”.
When Joanna Dong and her mother were filming a program showing them cooking together, she revealed she could only eat crabs if she did well in her exam when she was young. Dong Ziyan and his mother were together filming the “Story in the Kitchen” segment of the TV show “Silver Carnival”. Mother and daughter relayed their story in small parts.
Mother of Joanna Dong was cooking crab vermicelli. She told the reporter of Lianhe Wanbao: “Crabs are not cheap. When she was a child, she did well in her exams, so I would cook crabs to reward her.” The reporter asked the mother if she was nervous facing the camera? She said calmly, “I was not nervous. I had very little NG.” Joanna Dong said: “My mum used to be a Chinese teacher, so she has no problem expressing herself.”
Joanna Dong was cooking Thai-style seafood glass noodle salad, but said frankly: “My cooking skills are not very good, I only know a few dishes. But my mum is very good at cooking. I often listen to her explaining how to cook some dishes. I absorbed all what she taught me, so my failure rate is very low, haha! “How does the mother rate her daughter’s cooking skills?” Mother Dong said: “She is willing to learn and do, so I gave full marks for her sincerity.
Mother Dong is good at cooking, and she often shows what she cooks in the IG @redalaism, including burgers, black herbal chicken soup, unami rice, laksa, Boston lobster, pickled cabbage fish soup, pasta, soba noodles and so on. She has no problem with different cuisine, and the food photos on the IG are even more impressive.
Joanna Dong was appointed the Charity Ambassador of Sian Chay Medical Institution. She hopes to make good use of her bilingual ability to help Sian Chay Medical Institution assist more non-Chinese and English-speaking groups and benefit more people.
Joanne Dong said: “The Chairman of Sian Chay Medical Institution Toh Soon Huat tells me he hopes to help more non-Chinese and English-speaking disadvantaged groups, so I hope I can share the information of Sian Chay Medical Institution in English. I also gave Sian Chay Medical Institution some suggestions e.g. when I browsed the official website of Sian Chay Medical Institution, I found that much of the information was only in Chinese, so I suggested that someone could translate it into English.
She visited the headquarters of Sian Chay Medical Institution in Geylang a few days ago. She said: “The place is not big, but it is well equipped. I saw an Indian local asking for a physician, and an uncle said thank you to Chairman Toh in English.” Volunteer Executive Chairman of Sian Chay Medical Institution Toh Soon Huat, JP said in the interview: “4.5% of our patients are non-Chinese. I hope Joanna Dong can let more non-Chinese people know about our services.” Speaking of his impression of Joanna Dong, Toh Soon Huat said: “She is full of positive energy and kindness. I am very happy that she has joined our big family.”
Sian Chay Medical Institution provides TCM treatment. Speaking of TCM treatment, Joanna Dong shared her mother’s personal experience. “My mother met an accident when she was young. She was hit by a motorcycle and injured her coccyx nerve, and suffered side effects. When I was a child, my mother couldn’t carry me, and she felt very painful in her lumbar spine when she got in and out of the car. Later, she saw a Chinese physician who finally healed the pain.”
Sian Chay Medical Institution and 96.3 Hao FM is co-organising the “Sian Chay Shines In Step With You Charity Show”, to be held at the Capitol Theatre at 7:30 pm on April 24 (Saturday), 2021. Joanna Dong will be presenting her songs. Impacted by the covid-19 pandemic. Joanna Dong changed her performance into an online format. In the past year, she made 20 online live shows on “Sister Time” while talking and singing with netizens in a casual environment. Now, this show is regularly broadcasted once a month.
She went to the Capitol Theatre to watch Jimmy Ye’s concert at the beginning of the month and was asked if felt the urge to also perform and sing. She replied: “I am very clear. The audience now is limited to only 250 persons. It is impossible to breakeven unless there is a sponsor.”
She lamented that many musicians are struggling and urged everyone to get vaccinated. She said: “If everyone does not get vaccinated, the government will not be able to allow larger scale performances, and the livelihoods of many musicians will be greatly affected.”