July 23rd, 2012
In his first tweet — which was published at around 4pm on Monday — Ho wrote, "My dad may be depressed & left a suicide note. He's left home w/o any form of contact. Pls tag me his whereabouts pls".
The tweet, which was accompanied by a photo of his father, was then re-tweeted by actors George Young and Randall Tan as well as local bloggers Xiaxue and Benjamin Lee. At press-time, it has been re-tweeted over 3,000 times.
A few minutes later, Ho followed up with "No, this is not a joke. Much help appreciated. His name is Shih Meng or Daniel".
Ho, 27, told Yahoo! Singapore in a phone interview that he was alerted to his father's disappearance through an e-mail from the latter titled "Goodbye forever" with its contents looking like a suicide note.
Sensing that something was amiss, he then alerted his mother to check on his father. According to him, his parents had just gone out for lunch earlier and nothing was out of the ordinary. His mother did not realise her husband was missing as she had been doing laundry.
"I rushed home [after reading the e-mail] and we don't really know where to find him because he left everything behind including his wallet, iPad, phone and passport and house keys," Ho said. He added that it's possible his father may have brought an EZ link card along with him.
In subsequent tweets, Ho described his dad as being 1.68m tall, weighs about 73kg and left from Jurong East, possibly wearing a black T-shirt.
Ho, who sounded calm throughout his conversation with us, said his family is "trying to be as calm as possible" to explore all leads for his father's disappearance.
"Normally, I don't like to spread this kind of things to the media, [but] between saving face and doing this (tweeting his father's disappearance) so that more people can look for my dad and potentially save a life, then I'm willing to do so," said Ho, who has also alerted the police about his dad's disappearance.
Ho said his dad had been unemployed for the past few months and that may have sparked his father's depression.
The production company of "The Bullet Vanishes" today announced the film's release date on August 14 and issued its first full-length trailer online to promote the detective/action flick, Chinesefilms.cn reports.
Producer Yee Tung-Shing and director Law Chi-Leung worked on the film, which stars actors Nicholas Tse, Lau Ching Wan, Yang Mi, Jing Boran, Cheng Hei-Yi, Liu Kai Chi, Jiang Yiyan and Wu Gang."The Bullet Vanishes" is set during the Republic of China period. A serial killer is on the loose in a factory, and the cursed "ghost bullets" lead two detectives played by Lau Ching Wan and Nicholas Tse to the murderer
The second episode of Gordon Chan's film "The Four" kicked off its shooting schedule recently in Hengdian, Zhejiang Province. The production team opened the set to media yesterday, Mtime.com reports.
The movie has grossed 100 million yuan since it hit national screens on July 12. Chan could hardly wait to promote his new sequel.
Anthony Wong, Ronald Cheng, Collin Chou and Cheng Taican have returned to the cast.
"The Four" will be filmed as a trilogy. The third episode will start shooting right after they finish the second movie.
What is with all these movies being trilogies lately?
Taiwanese-Canadian actor Godfrey Gao has been cast as 800-year-old warlock Magnus Bane in the feature adaptation of The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones, produced by Constantin Film and Unique Pictures.
Cassandra Clare, author of the best-selling series of young adult fantasy novels, announced the casting via a tweet.
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Gao is currently in Shanghai shooting Leste Chen’s 101 Proposals opposite Lin Chiling and Huang Bo for Shanghai Media Group. The film is scheduled for release on Valentines’ Day 2013. He also stars in Chinese TV series S.O.P Queen, which has scored the largest primetime ratings for Hunan Television for 2012.
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Aaaand his Tumblr tag goes crazy. roflmao. Anyway, if the movies are anything like the books, they'll be extremely angsty and boring, but at least there'll be someone pretty in them...? xD
should we continue with certain hyped/posted about movies getting tags?