“Actor, not actress,” says Jojo Goh candidly as I ask about her preferred job title. Clearly, she is a fierce believer of gender equality. “Do you know they are starting to ditch the gender-specific term in Hollywood?” she asserts. Just when I thought I had her all figured out, Goh continues to surprise me with her expansive knowledge of the entertainment industry as we chat over a cup of coffee at Kings Hall cafe, a hidden gem in the bustling commercial hub of Petaling Jaya.
Goh recently starred in a Netflix original series entitled T e Ghost Bride; a period drama set in 1890s colonial Malacca. I could not stop fangirling over her performance as Lim Yan Hong in the show, to which she humbly replies, “Thank you very much, I am so flattered,” before continuing, “I had such a blast working on this Netflix series. It was made even better with the amazing cast and not to mention being co-directed by two very talented Malaysians [Quek Shio Chuan and Ho Yuhang].”
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Here Comes The Sun
With a collection heavily inspired by American artist Judy Chicago’s pastel-bright masterpieces, creative director Sophie Delafontaine shines light on a new and empowered chapter of the Longchamp woman. Amy Yasmine discovers how the American artist’s framework has imbued feminism into the brand’s Spring/Summer ’20 collection, with an unexpected contemporary update.
THE RISE OF THE INSTA-GRIEVER
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OUT OF OFFICE
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IN HIS SHOES
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AND THE WINNER IS …
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THE GREEN DREAM
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BRAVE NEW WORLD
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Hulu: A Top Streaming Choice
As the competition between video-streaming services intensifies, differentiation is ever-important. Hulu continues to offer both a strong on-demand streaming library and a robust live TV option. The service is an excellent option for watching popular TV shows, and we like its broad platform support, even if Hulu’s original series are hit-or-miss. On the live TV front, Hulu’s channel coverage is top-notch, and its DVR features compare well to the competition’s. Despite a few missteps, Hulu keeps its Editors’ Choice award, because no other service can quite match its combination of streaming content.