The photos you see in this story were shot almost four months ago. On January 20th 2019 to be exact. A lot has happened since but let’s rewind our clocks back to that day first.
We’re at a Vietnamese fusion restaurant called Phorage on Church Street where we’re waiting for Lawrence Wong to show up for his 8days.sg cover shoot. It’s a blistering hot day — the kind that makes you yearn for an icy-cold shower — and because it’s a Sunday and the restaurant is located right smack in the middle of the CBD, it kinda feels like we’re in a ghost town. The owner of Phorage happens to be a friend of this writer and when we told her about our plans to shoot the star at her establishment, she replied: “We’re not open on Sundays… but we’ll do so just for Lawrence Wong.”
Turns out, she’s a fan of Story of Yanxi Palace. Then again, who isn’t?