Ix Shen exhibits scenario on the bottom in Ukraine with each day IG movies

Movie maker and former Mediacorp actor Ix Shen might now be taking part in one of the essential roles of his life, bearing witness to the distressing each day drama in Ukraine, the place he now lives.

Two days after Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb 24, he began posting movies each day on his Instagram account.

Mr Shen, 50, married  his  spouse, Natalia, a Ukrainian and a practitioner of conventional Chinese language drugs in 2015. They moved to Podil, a district in Kyiv, late final 12 months,

He informed The Straits Occasions in a Zoom interview on Feb 24 that he has no plans as but to go away Ukraine. The previous Mediacorp actor stated that his spouse is a reservist and could also be referred to as as much as function a medical officer within the military.

Hundreds of individuals have seen the movies that he posts. They’re each heartbreaking and provoking.

In his first Instagram video, he described the assault as “very intensive” and thanked everybody for his or her concern.

Since then, talking in each English and Mandarin, he has given an assurance day by day that “everyone seems to be secure and okay”.

In his most up-to-date clip on Thursday (Mar 3),  he stood in an open stairway because the snow fell. “Hello, we’re secure and okay. Despite the fact that like this,” he stated, pointing to the sky. “It’s snowing, raining, and moist. It’s very energy-sapping for the defenders of Ukraine.”

He added that he’s certain that Ukraine would proceed to point out “the energy the world has by no means seen earlier than.”

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On Wednesday, he took videod himself consuming teh tarik, saying {that a} curfew imposed earlier had been lifted, though that they had been informed to remain house because it was not secure to enterprise outdoor.

“Since we’re nonetheless well-stocked, we won’t be making any grocery rounds right this moment,” he added.

He had posted a video on Monday (Feb 28) of himself  in an extended queue of individuals ready in line for a grocery store to open. “Morale is excessive, the whole lot is nice,” he stated. 

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He continued speaking and smiling because the grocery store opened and he headed in direction of the  towards the door, signing  that each one was “OK”.

Many netizens, together with pals within the leisure business, have left feedback hoping that he and his household keep secure and effectively.

Mr Shen first broke into performing after successful the TCS (now Mediacorp) Star Search in 1995. He featured in a lot of TV exhibits, together with Honour and Ardour, which was produced by MediaCorp Channel 8 and sponsored by the Ministry of Defence. 

His final starring function on TV was  in 2011, however he hasn’t closed the door on engaged on a TV sequence once more. In 2009,  he moved to China and went on to govt produce the extremely profitable Wolf Warrior 2.


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