Remember the old saying “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”? Well, in Francis Ng’s case, the ‘lemons’ were 14 days of mandatory quarantine after arriving in China to start work on his new film, and the ‘lemonade’ he made was a cool 70,000 yuan (S$13,800) — an admirable feat considering the number of stories we’ve heard about his fellow celebs having almost no income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So how did he do it?

Instead of idling around while in self-isolation (which we wouldn’t have blamed him for if he did), Francis decided to make full use of his time and started doing live streams on Weibo, during which he interacted with fans and engaged in all kinds of random and amusing antics, such as telling stories, trying on face masks, and doing flawless imitations of other stars.

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