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Sep 13

Fitness Sutra Interview

Here’s is an interview I just did for Fitness Sutra…



Fitness Sutra » FeaturedInterviews » Interview with Allan Wu, Celebrity and Host of The Amazing Race Asia


Interview with Allan Wu, Celebrity and Host of The Amazing Race Asia

September 22nd, 2013 | Written by 

Photo credits: FHM Upgrade Singapore

Recognised in Asia for hosting all four seasons of US based Emmy award-winning reality show, The Amazing Race Asia. The amiable Chinese-American actor-host shares how he fit exercise into his dense packed schedule and stay in great shape.  

3 words that best fit you?

Adventurous, Athletic, Hard-Working

Most people don’t know that…

I could not speak any language properly until Primary 3. My English and Chinese were both quite atrocious.

What is the next big thing in your career?

Harnessing my energy and redirecting my passion on a new career path away from entertainment and media that leverages off what I’ve accomplished in this industry throughout Asia.

What is the best thing about your job as an actor, host, and model?

I really enjoy the opportunity to travel to new places and work with new and interesting people all the time. Life is all about variety, and my job allows me to see and experience something new all the time.

The most embarrassing moment you’ve come across as host on TV?

I would have to say it’s needing to use the toilet when we’re filming live for The Amazing Race Asia and there’s a team on the pit stop mat… and also knowing there’s nowhere to go for miles!

I heard you are a big fan of challenge, what would be the next thing you’ll like to try other than hosting?

I always consider going to China as a big challenge because it has forced me to have to learn to do live hosting in Chinese, which is always never easy because I know everyone in the audience has better Chinese than me. This experience can be extremely daunting, but I enjoy the challenge and always try to do my very best.

How did your addiction for fitness come about?

At a young age, I’ve always been active and enjoyed being outdoors. I don’t see enough of that today in society because people have a lot more distractions and options. For me, this passion and addiction was honed from a young age, and I’ve learned to thrive and enjoy being fit and working out my entire life. Growing up, I always looked towards athletes and healthy people as an inspiration, and now it’s my turn to try to encompass these ideals for people, especially for my own children.

With all the travelling and work commitment, where do you get the time and motivation to squeeze in a workout?

Honestly, I sometimes actually need to take a “mandatory pit stop” when the travelling and work schedule becomes too crazy hectic. However, I then use this time off as motivation to work out even harder to get back in shape.  Of course, I always try to make time to do something each and every day so I don’t have to do too many intense “make up” workout sessions.

Do you have a workout regime that you follow religiously?

I wouldn’t go as far as to follow my workout regime “religiously”, but I will say that running has become the cornerstone of my workout to keep me toned, fit, and in shape.  I also supplement it with one or two weightlifting sessions per week depending on my schedule, and then I might swim once a week or play basketball.

Do you watch your diet?

When I was younger, I could eat whatever I want, whenever I want. Now, I do watch what I eat a bit more. I try not to consume too much at one sitting, and I do not eat late at night. Other than that, I still eat essentially anything I want. I just do it much more in moderation.

If you have to choose one body part, which do you find is the sexiest?

I used to think my dimples but then some would say my eyes or my abdominal region.

What do you think about women who workout?

I love it. Nothing sexier and hotter than seeing a fit and active woman in motion who knows how to take care of herself besides doing her hair, putting on makeup, and putting on clothes.

Any fitness advice?

Don’t ever sell yourself short. Believe in yourself because you are capable of accomplishing much more than you will ever imagine. And when you feel like quitting, just remember that the Pyramids weren’t built in one day. Work gradually towards your goals and be realistic about your results. Before you know it, you’ll be seeing improvement and gains that will keep you motivated towards your objectives.

Where do you see yourself 3 years from now?

Now, that is a good question.  With all that happening around me both personally and professionally, I can barely figure out where I’ll be three months from now. But to answer your question, I see myself spending more time back in Singapore while traveling to China and the US for work.

Thanks for taking the time to do this interview with us Allan. Do you have any motivational words for our readers?

If you are ready to truly believe it, then you can certainly achieve it! Now what are you waiting for?!

(Allan Wu can be contacted through Fly Entertainment)


Sep 13

Back to School…Lama Style


Now that I’m back in LA and still wrestling with a fresh dose of jet lag, I realized that I had forgotten to post up my favorite pictures from my recent road trip through China.  During the travels, the highlight for me was certainly our stop at a Lama village in the mountainous terrain between China and Tibet.  One of our objectives was to bring supplies, water, and gifts for the local school children, and it was truly such a rewarding experience on so many fronts.


As a continue to trudge forward with my personal matters, I was reminded of my own children during this visit and made me subconsciously compare their stark contrast in daily living to what many of us have become accustomed to…and possibly only know.  Our crew had arranged for this special day months in advance, and the school children all wore their best outfits to greet us at the door…



Even though we had arrived late, the children were only all smiles when we finally pulled up.  Seeing all these happy kids already truly made everyone’s day, and it already made this entire journey worth it for me.  After we greeted all the little people, we went about our business to present the school with various supplies including book bags, water, pens, note pads, paper, water bottles, etc…


I even did an impromptu English lesson even though most of the kids were too distracted with their new gifts.


Once we were done presenting the various gifts, the school principal invited us to a traditional lunch of lamb meat prepared into lamb stomach lining, which is a local delicacy…




I don’t think anyone from our team had ever had lamb meat prepared like this…and this included our tour guide who travels through this part of the region on a regular basis.  Surprisingly, the meat was very tender and succulent once you get over the image of someone stuffing raw lamb flesh into the stomach lining.

All in all, it was a most memorable experience for me, and I definitely brought back something to impart on my children, which is simply to remind them that true happiness isn’t about what you have…but what you do with what you have.  And on that note, it’s time to get this day started back here in LA!



Oh…if I didn’t have little people of my own, I might have been tempted to adopt one of these cute little people myself!deeo.ru

Sep 13

First Look

Before Men’s Health Malaysia goes into print for their upcoming October issue, here’s a quick “First Look” into the cover…


…can’t wait to read what this dude said inside too! 😉продвижение сайта

Sep 13

Let’s Go on a Road Trip…in China! – Part One


Last week, I had the privilege of being invited as a celebrity guest on cultural and humanitarian road trip with China’s biggest weekly business magazine CBN Weekly.  The trip began with a crew of fourteen convening in the city of Chengdu in the Sichuan Province, and we would be driving our sponsored Ford Explorers Limited through Sichuan, Gansu, and Qinghai Provinces.  Along the way, we’d be making a few stops to capture the scenery and also doing some charity work at local village school in mountains.  The entire trip would span approximately twelve days, and the highlight would be going  into Tibet and finally to Nepal.  But for me, it was all a fun adventure to be driving in China for the first time, and we were all ready to roll outta town once we finished our official launch ceremony…


The first day, we drove about ten hours into the Northwest mountainous region of China in the Sichuan Province before we checked into our modest living arrangements at a local farmer’s hostel…


Although we had an early start of driving the following day, I was more than happy to wake up to this stunning view…


The night before on the first day of driving on the unpaved winding mountain roads, we experienced our first flat tire, and it’s never fun to switch one out in the dark.


So as we were waiting to get the tire fixed, I figured I’d do some wind sprints to get the blood flowing and going before sitting on my butt in the car for another long day…


On the drive, there was certainly lots to see both on and off the road…



…and I was truly mesmerized with the natural wonders and scenery that China’s landscape has to offer.  Even though I’ve done my fair share of traveling in China for The Amazing Race China Rush, I’m almost always in too much of a “rush” to truly soak in the stunning locales so this trip has been an eye-opener for me.


By the end of our second day of driving, we were in the Gansu Province at a small Tibetan town called Labuleng, and I got to experience my first Tibetan Buddhist evening prayer session…


As always, the locals are very welcoming and friendly, and I am always humbled with how happiness is truly not directly correlated with what we do not have.  Simplicity is truly the key to contentment, which in turn leads to happiness.


I can definitely learn a thing or two from everyone here, and I hope to retain these values and virtues long after I return back to the hectic and frantic big city life.  Alright, I’m going to sit on this thought for a bit so I’ll be back next time with some adventures from this road trip.  See ya soon!topod.in

Sep 13

Ruff Stuff and Wannabe MJ’s


Returning back to Shanghai has been quite a change in many ways for me.  For starters, it’s been a slightly jarring to say the least with the absence of my children.  I’ve spent so much time since they were born being a central part of their lives that this past month as befuddled me at times on what to do with my free time.  Over the years, I’ve always just prepared to spend as much time as I can with them when they are not in school and on the weekends.  Whether it’s doing their homework with them, coaching them in basketball, taking them to soccer practice or art class, and simply goofing off with them, my life has definitely taken a drastic turn in a new but familiar former lifestyle by (and with) my lonesome self.  Fortunately, I’ve had a lot of love and support from many new and old friends from everywhere to offer kinds words of comfort, support, and encouragement.  While I have chosen not to disclose too much regarding my marital matters, I will say that the people who truly do know me as a man, father, and husband will always speak on my behalf so I am very thankful for that.

In the meantime, I’ll just try to stay busy and remain focused on being positive and working hard for a better tomorrow for my children and me.   Recently, I attended a Havanas sandals and had an interesting time how these simple Brazilian sandals have been so successful at selling two pieces of rubber so well.  Their marketing is amazing, and the company has done a fantastic job at establishing itself as a casual footwear staple.  I particularly enjoyed the event because I had the opportunity to play beach volleyball again.  Although it was one of those big inflatable plastic beach balls, it was enough for me to get my beach volleyball shorts on again and play each weekend when I can.

A short while later, I attended Cirque du Soleil’s Immortal Tribute to the Pop Legend MJ Michael Jackson…


Now, I must first stay I’ve always been a huge fan of Cirque du Soleil and a big fan of the MJ, but I was really not impressed with this entire production.


While the concert had all the potential to be something truly worthy of honouring the pop legend, I think it came up short…BIG TIME.  At the very least, they could have hired a wannabe lookalike Michael Jackson impersonator, and the dancing sequences weren’t that impressive.  Ironically, it’s probably because we’re all trying to compare it to the one and only MJ himself.  That being said, maybe I shouldn’t be too hard on the performances and just appreciate that they’re doing their best to imitate and replicate what is most likely truly impossible to copy so let’s just leave it at that.

Since I was on the topic of someone or anyone trying to fill Michael Jackson’s dancing shoes, I’m going to stay on the shoe topic.  Last November, I attended a special event for this French shoe designer called J.M. Weston where they invited various artists and creators from various industries to design their own shoes from scratch.  After waiting almost over nine months for these bad boys, they finally completed them and shipped them over to China from France.  I must admit that they were worth the wait and here they are.



…and when I finally got my soles on them, I immediately put them to good use at this launch ceremony for a special charity road trip I was invited to be a part of for China’s largest business magazine called CBN China Business News.  In fact, I’ve actually completed a portion of this trip already as I’m finally updating my blog here, and I’ll plan to share some interesting moments from the voyage soon.

In the meantime, I’d like to end this entry with another exciting that I was invited too called the Ruff MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Competition a few weeks back.  While MMA is just picking up here in China, it’s always exciting to watch two individuals train with all their heart and leave everything in the Octagon.  Even though I didn’t know any of the fighters, the bouts were just as exciting as anything you’ll see in UFC or anywhere else…








Thanks again to Piano and the entire Ruff team for an exciting night of MMA competition. I already can’t wait to “Ruff” it up once again!  Until then, I’ll see you here again with some fun pictures from my first road trip here in China so see ya soon!поисковая оптимизация продвижение сайтов интернете