SG Care and Share Day 2015 Video Behind The Scenes

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SG Care and Share Day 2015 Commercial

This Singapore Care and Share Day 2015 Commercial is probably one of the more meaningful commercials I’ve done! Haha, it’s second to my all-time favourite Changi Airport Horoscope Commercial. Before I share my filming experience, here’s the short clip that was aired on the SG Care and Share Day 2015.

This is the extended version of the promotional video that leads up to the SG Care and Share Day on 25th January 2015, an inaugural volunteer event in the SG50 calendar that serves to kick-start a positive experience for volunteers, beneficiaries and voluntary welfare organisations. It is an initiative by the Community Chest and MediaCorp.

Behind The Scenes: Prequel?

Changi Horoscope Scorpio Yoro TanIn case you find the male lead familiar, YES, he’s Yoro Tan, the “Boyfriend” in my Changi Airport (Scorpio) Horoscope Commercial that I filmed last June. I thought the SG Care and Share Video is somehow like the prequel to the Changi Commercial: How I Met My Dream Girl (through volunteering). But somehow, the dream girl seems to become a shopaholic in the video huh? >.< Oh well, let’s focus on this instead of that!

The Dance

As you can see in the video, the whole video revolves around the relationship between the volunteer (Yoro) and Grandma Chew (Lily), who is supposedly good at ballroom dancing when she was young.
SG Care And Share 1However, Aunt Lily do not know how to dance in real life, so both of them had to spend a day learning how to do basic ballroom dancing from the experts.

SG Care And Share 2The crew spent a lot of time perfecting the dancing scenes. For every dance both of them had, there was a meaning to it. The first was a help Yoro needed, and slowly, it became a time when Grandma Chew felt younger and cheerful, reminiscing the times when she could dance. The next dance was the affirmation Yoro needed to ask his dream girl out.

The Dream Girl?

Being someone’s dream girl (be it real life or on-screen) was the last thing on my mind. I was surprised when I was given this role. Me? Dream girl? My impression of dream girl has long nice hair and a very sweet smile, definitely not a “Tiffany Yong” style. SG Care And Share 5But of course, who doesn’t want to be someone’s dream girl? It was a very interesting experience taking supposedly-stalker photos in uniform. I had to look natural yet pretty, my eyes had to be looking at certain point and I am not supposed to smile. So when Grandma Chew saw the photos, she was surprised that she knew this “dream girl” of his.

The Surprise

SG Care And Share 6This final dance was somehow a surprise Grandma Chew planned (or is it a coincidence?) as she knew that the other student volunteers were coming too. I should call her Matchmaker Chew now, as she was so happy when the volunteers came to visit. I thought Yoro nailed that “surprised” look, when he saw his “dream girl”, Esther appearing. Why did I feel so? Because that was the exact feeling (or look) I had many years back when I bumped into my Primary School crush on a school excursion!

SG Care And Share 7It’s REALLY REALLY awkward doing this scene, the classic wind-blowing hair entrance to give the “OMG, it’s my crush” feeling, because my hair simply couldn’t “fly” nicely, the crew was flapping it with cardboard, and it went either too much or too little, and I had to give the slow-mo-blink-eyes-and-smile look. I was cringing inwardly and outwardly when I watched the playback, maybe because it’s me being the dream girl and I couldn’t visualize myself as a dream girl. Yes, confidence level ZERO.

SG Care And Share 8Know what made my confidence went form zero to negative? Yes, that stubborn blemish below my eyes. Argh! Dream girls on TV DON’T GET PIMPLES.

SG Care And Share 10So, this is a story that depicts volunteerism with a twist – that sometimes, in life, we all need a helping hand (see all the close-ups on the ‘helping’ hands?). I really like how the whole video was edited out!

THAT Awkward Blemish That Spoilt Everything

If you’ve noticed the date on the slate-board earlier, you would have noticed that the filming took place on the last day of 2014. That was the period of time when I encountered a few personal and work problems all within that week. (Remember my Nearly Third Party article?)
SG Care And Share 9I was very happy to end the year of 2014 doing something meaningful (and positive), but the only regret I had for this film was the imperfection in my skin. I had an outbreak just 2 days before the filming, and despite trying to go for a facial, my super big blemish still couldn’t heal in time. I was really angry with myself then, but luckily, the director was really patient and spent some time trying to angle the camera such that the visibility of the pimples won’t be so obvious.

How I wish I could find a PERMANENT Solution to my skin problems! Frustration level 100

Special Thanks to:

SG Care And Share 3Here’s the cast for the SG Care & Share Day 2015 Video: (from left) Yoro Tan Yuan Chong, Phyllis Serene Tan, Aunty Lily and me!

SG Care And Share Jeffrey LeeJeffrey Lee, the makeup artist who had to spend so much time concealing my pimples! Thanks for the skincare tips and telling me why my skin is breaking out after every filming project!
SG Care And Share 4With the patient and funny director, Daniel Yam. I was semi-fangirl-ing when I told him how I used the viral video “Gift 禮物” he made to help me cry in my previous Music Video filming.

*Also, many thanks to Yu Ling and the production team whom made this film possible, I lost a lot of the Behind The Scenes photos that I took of the crew, so I can only credit them via this little speech! Muacks, love you all!

Hope this article has provided you with some insights on what goes on behind the scenes! To find out more about the SG Care & Share Day 2015 event, visit

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1. Community Chest was founded in 1983 to raise funds for Singapore’s many social service organisations so they can focus on their primary responsibility of caring for and serving the needy. Community Chest raises funds on a yearly basis to meet the needs of the critical social service programmes. Community Chest ensures that fund-raising and other operating costs are kept to a minimum.

For Financial Year 2014, Community Chest is supporting 226 social service programmes to help over 300,000* beneficiaries. These programmes require about $92.9m of community funding, which will help provide critical and essential services to help:
· Children with special needs to reach potential | · Adults with disabilities to integrate into society
· Relationships of families in difficulty to stay strong | · Elderly to age graciously in the community
*including direct service users, caregivers and public education outreach

2. MediaCorp is Singapore’s leading media company with the most complete range of platforms, spanning television, radio, newspapers, magazines, movies, digital and out-of-home media. MediaCorp Cares is MediaCorp’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme which brings communities together to change lives. It also helps to raise funds for these organisations through Community Chest. Each year, MediaCorp produces a television charity show, President’s Star Charity, raising millions of dollars to the charities nominated by the President of Singapore.

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20 Responses to SG Care and Share Day 2015 Video Behind The Scenes

  1. Amanda Love says:

    How awesome! Isn’t it great seeing yourself on film. It looks great and you all did a great job.

  2. enjeru says:

    hihi. I still get funny when you point at your blemish. Why dont you try to hide it with make up? ^^

  3. Loudthinkin says:

    The blemish isn’t so bad..I didn’t notice it till you pointed it out..and indeed it’s a meaningful commercial..must be very fulfilling to be a part of it.

  4. Hui Zi says:

    Didn’t see the commercial on TV, but the youtube full version is so nice! Can’t really tell the blemish if you didn’t point it out specifically 🙂

  5. franckxethee says:

    I think you make a great dream girl. Funny how you notice all your pimples and other stuff in the photos.

  6. Papaleng Pagulong says:

    your video thus ended my day with a smile. Thanks for sharing.

  7. eliz frank says:

    You are having so much fun girl, I must come visit you some day so you can show me around. I’m always impressed by your work and insights. The TV commercial was so adorable and that guy you were partnering with too. 😉

  8. 3xhcch says:

    You have nice chemistry with your leading man. Nice description of how the crew tried to achieve the “crush” feeling. You have to let us know when you are starring in your very own full-length film already. – Fred

  9. Anne V says:

    The crew was flapping a cardboard to pull off the classic wind-blowing hair entrance?! I didn’t see that one coming haha. Honestly, I didn’t even notice the blemish until you pointed it out. You looked great Tiffany.

  10. hannizenvato says:

    Heheh so funny how you described how they had to blow your hair but in the clip, it looked pretty natural and yes, dream girls have blemishes and yes, he nailed that “Oh my God, it’s my crush!” look. 🙂

  11. Crazed parent says:

    great Tv commercial is that you in the video ?

  12. nicol says:

    i thought this was cute! i love the height difference between you and him haha

  13. Pooja Kawatra Gupta says:

    Btw Tiffany I didn’t even look at the pimple as the pretty girl has a sweet smile on the face who could be anyone’s dream girl.. Lovely shots !! I have to watch this video.

  14. phyliciamarie says:

    This has to be my favorite video from you! It’s so touching even with the simple plot. I love how Grandma Chew was the one who connected you to the male volunteer! BTW, I didn’t notice your breakout in the video until you pointed that out in the screenshots.

  15. Mia Foo says:

    oh, I watched the tv commercial version of this and I thought it was pretty touching! but I didn’t know you were part of this project!

  16. lee rosales says:

    An artist like you, having zits when filming a movie and doing shows will be such a great embarrassment. However, it seems that you have a great glam team to cover those blemishes. You still look great, and hopefully to meet you or bump into you when i visit SG again. Whooh! Last time I was there…. 2012 I guess.

  17. Michelle says:

    Nice video and great article too.I just enjoyed it.

  18. sriches says:

    Oh Tiffany you are absolutely stunning and pulled off that ‘dream girl’ moment perfectly! I absolutely loved the video such a great concept and Grandma Chew was super cute!! Sim x

  19. Malcolm Sunny says:

    I didn’t realize it’s you in the video until I saw this article!

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