Did I entice you with a preview during the shoot? (on my instagram I believe) This is done somewhere in September, we spent an entire day shooting the 10 sporty hunks, and I got a chance to chat with them. The theme for this issue – Cut & Curves!
To get the body, the guys have to be active. No free lunch please. They love sport and everyone is oozing with the kind of positivity that I admire. We have yogi, dragon-boat athlete, crossfit player, jiu-jitsu expert, to name a few. Imagine the fun I had learning every aspect of these games. Honestly, I think sport plays a big part in strengthening one’s inner ability. It is so important for us to continue to be in the game, to challenge ourselves. You will be stronger when you mind is stronger.
有幸参与年度《Men We Love》的专题制作，这次主题是人鱼系列男友’，让我和十位爱好运动的真男人聊天 － 想要人鱼线可不是躺着就有的，可是要下一番功夫。这次更认证了自己所相信的：长期运动和爱好活力生活的男人真的不一样。谈吐、个性、体格，甚至思想都更正面，和好吃懒做或是开口闭口都是生意的男人差远了。不是说运动有什么大不了，而是不运动让人离健康人生越来越远，除了外在，长期有一个自己努力打拼的运动会让你的内在强大，就像这十位男人不约而同地告诉我运动如何改变和推动他们。
《男友》封面是吴尊 － 真是人鱼系列男的代表！
Alex speaks with a perfect speed and well-balanced voice, never too quick or too loud, and patiently explain every aspect of his answer.He has very pleasant smile and body language, it was a pleasure listen to him, I guess it is a skill acquired from teaching kids basketball? Alex said he is determined to learn as much during this time, and while opportunities are available to him. Go forth!
John was so funny I had a great time listening to him. His truthful opinion about men and fitness made me laugh. “Men ask so much from women – must be pretty, fit, and with great personality. Did they ever look into the mirror? Of course you need to set a good example too if you want to demand the same from your woman. Money is not everything. If women don’t care about looks and body, why do you think they are so crazy over the fit actors?”
Edmund looks more friendly and outgoing in real life. Here he looks super cool. He came to the studio well-dressed, and a pair of nice dark brown brogue caught my eyes. Looks like a good old well-made pair. Very nice of a gentleman to deck up properly on a Sunday (in Malaysia). Naturally we talk about fashion besides futsal.
Hansen Lee 又不是第一次合作（他是我在八度空间时代达人的主持人），但是这次不小心聊到瑜珈，结果两人一发不可收拾，叽叽喳喳到编辑说时间到才醒觉。我一直想说的是Hansen外表和内心是截然两个不同的品种，虽然看起来花花草草，但他的为人很正直、工作认真，说话正经（有时候）。就像是很多人说他看起来不像是瑜珈弟子，看当然不像，但是内心却是。认识久了终于明白为什么李欣怡说他是值得交朋友的工作伙伴。
This is not the first time I work with Hansen, we used to partner when he was hosting 8Style for 8TV. But this is the first time we really talk about yoga, and it was a long and fun chat. He told me stories about India and his yoga journey. Many said he doesn’t look like a yoga fan, instead he looks more of a gym and weight guy. But deep inside, Hansen loves the peace and challenges posted by yoga practice. Om shanti.
The first thing I noticed (again) about Steven was his shirt collar – with his initial embroidery on it. I asked so many questions regarding airsoft, and he was so patient and put every piece together for me. From the game structures to the gun models, it really feels like one of those rescue mission movies. I think airsoft is an interesting game, or I should say sport, because it is a real training to both the body and mind. Imagine carrying 3-5kg of weight on you for 2 hours run and hide. No joke. But must be fun for those who like RPG.
The moment Kevin walks into the studio, we all knew instantly he is ‘the’ swimmer. Every veins and muscles said so. The perfect upper body Kevin has is not by chance, it is only possible through a 6-day a week training over years. Those of you who think a once-a-week swim can get you this, don’t bother. It takes courage and strong will to train everyday and not quit . Persistency is the answer. We had an ‘a-ha’ moment when we found out that his girlfriend’s dad might be my swimming coach!
Everyone in the studio agreed Kian Hock looks stunning with the right styling. I can’t help but like the way he speaks – you can feel the honesty and kindness aura around him. His best piece of advice: Playing sports together beats drinking and late night hang-out anytime. It is a better fellowship choice and best anti-depressant!
Wari is a charming man – fit, friendly and funny. It only took 3 seconds for us to warm up to each other, and I truly appreciate the easy-going nature and friendliness. It makes the interviewer’s life less stress. We talked about dragon-boating, sometimes truly amused me. He cracked jokes and laugh out loud, yet managed to answer all the questions seriously. A wonderful conversation!
God is fair isn’t it – some people get almost everything. Simon has good looks from his mixed-parentage, speaks well, smart, and knows kung fu. How about that. One should see the way Simon talks about jiu-jitshu and his love for kung fu in general – a deeply rooted love for a ‘sport’ that changed him, it is more towards a way of life. ‘Be like water’ and ‘respect others’ he said, along with his understanding of ‘with great power comes great responsibility’. What a charmer.
Tattoo is an easy way to get noticed. But some looks horrible in tattoos, while others look super cool in theirs. Nicholas is of course the latter, with upper body covered in beautiful tattoos, it looks like he was born with them, not an additional work on his skin. He carries them like part of his soul. As a photographer and part of the fashion industry, I think he will gather a following soon with his bad-boy look.