December 30, 2005

Flora Chan’s Christmas Spirit

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It has been over 10 years since Flora has spent Christmas with her family. Many people say that Flora Chan is cool, that while she has been acting for 10 years, she has been hiding her true personality.

When Flora wanted to go to HK to work in 1994, she had a big disagreement with her family. Her ex-husband was the only source of support, but their marriage ended as well. Flora has returned to the unconditional love of her family. In the past, she would only go back home once every 3 years. This year, she has returned twice. “The last time I went back was in the summer. I held on to my father and mother’s hands and we walked on the beach together. I will always remember that moment.”

This year, when the Christmas tree was lighted, Flora did not have her husband nor boyfriend beside her. “I know hold to handle things so that I am happier now. I still believe that I will get married again one day. I like children a lot and I think I will become a mother. Besides, I still have time.”

Fighting With Parents
Flora’s Christmas tradition is like this: her parents, elder sister, younger brother, and kids all get together. Her elder sister is the best cook and would usually prepare Christmas dinner. After dinner, they exchange gifts. They do a Kris Kringle and each member of the family draws a name as to whose gift they would buy. This year, Flora drew her parents’ names. She already bought gifts in Hong Kong for them.

Flora say that she has learned to communicate with her parents only in the last 2 years. When Flora was only a few years old, her father immigrated to the U.S. Flora lived with her grandmother and didn’t see her parents much. Her father originally worked as a Chinese dance choreographer. After he arrived in Boston, he labored in a restaurant. He learned English, finished his degree, and returned to teach dancing. Flora is proud of her father for accomplishing everything on his own.

Flora got married when she was 23 years old. Later she decided to go to Hong Kong to work. Flora’s parents protested vehemently, as they had struggled very hard to settle down in the US and didn’t want Flora to return to the old world [Asia]. They were worried Flora would fail. “My parents thought my personality was too stubborn and didn’t listen to others. I wanted to explore the world, that’s why we argued a lot.”

Parents Want Granddaughter
After arriving in HK, Flora hosted a program on TVB’s Pearl channel. Then she became an actress and was extremely busy in the next few years and could only see her family once every 3 years. Last year, Flora left TVB and found a new manager. She now has more personal time and has been able to return to Boston in the summer and winter, staying 2 weeks for each visit.

“Now I have more time to spend with my parents. They have grown older and I want to create more memories with them. After people retire, they tend to be more lonely. When they are sitting home, I want them to be able to think about the happy moments with their daughter.”

This summer when Flora returned to Boston, she wanted to surprise her parents. She only notified her friends to pick her up at the airport. However it’s been 2 years since Flora was last back and she got lost on her way to her parents’ new house. It’s been a long time since the last family reunion. When she saw that her sister-in-law was pregnant, Flora was tearful. When she took her parents to the beach, they had a long conversation. “My brother is having a son and my sister has a son as well. My parents said they want a granddaughter and the hope rests with me.”

Flora tries her best to make her parents happy. When they came to visit her in HK, she covered all the expenses. But as for a granddaughter, this is harder to achieve in the short term.

Not Having A Boyfriend Is A Shortcoming
When we asked Flora if she has a boyfriend to spend Christmas with, she said a bit disappointedly, “No. Having a companion in life makes it more beautiful. Sharing is very important. My life is 95% complete and just lacking the remaining 5%. It’s just a matter of how you look at it. I tell myself I have achieved 95%, instead of focusing on the 5%.”

Flora likes children. She believes that she will become a mother. In 2000, she separated with her ex-husband. Five years later, her ex-husband has found another girlfriend, but Flora hasn’t yet. Past rumored relationships include Moses Chan and her manager, Chung Ka Hung, and Flora goes on the casual date, but she has not found that special someone yet.

“Whether it’s being an actress, a daughter, or a friend, I have improved in all these roles. I believe that if I were to get married again, I will be a better wife.”

Acting As A Traditional Woman
After leaving TVB, Flora acted in “Great Adventurers” which is being broadcast on ATV now. The impression of her character is that she is very traditional. In the past, Flora would not have accepted this image. Since her first series, “Files of Justice V” to “Triumph in the Skies,” Flora has acted in many roles; playing intelligent women is her trademark.

“The big difference acting outside of TVB is that when I sign on to a series, there is just a sketch of the story. During the development of the script, I can add my input, which increases my enjoyment of acting. In the past, at TVB, I sign on after the script is finished, so there is not much room for suggestions.”

Flora received the “My Favorite Female Actress Award” at TVB. During those 7 years, she has enjoyed fame and fortune, but she did not want a structured routine for work. She wants to explore opportunities outside.

Like A Farmer Farming
“For the past 9 months, I was not in HK. I went to China and filmed an English series in Singapore. It was the first time I acted in English and it felt much more natural.” When Flora first returned to HK, she had difficulty reading the script in Chinese. Her ex-husband helped her translate. Following Cantonese, Flora wants to learn Mandarin and continue to improve. She realizes that her popularity in HK is slowing down, but Flora feels it is worth it.

“When I was filming in China, everyday I had to travel to the movie studio. I would pass a road and see a farmer working very hard on a small plot of land. He was very focused and content.” This observation made Flora want to focus on her own miniscule, non-attention-getting work. It is like the farmer whose hard labor results in crops that grow taller each day. Lately, Flora has started to write her own English column. In China, many music companies have wanted to sign with Flora. She hopes that during her Christmas break in Boston, she can compose a song so that for her next album, she can pursue a creative track.

“TVB has been contacting me to film for them, including ‘Triumph in the Skies II’ (the sequel has been abandoned now). But I didn’t accept the role since I didn’t have time in my schedule. There is a big possibility that we will collaborate again next year.”

In the TV world, there is a new generation of fa-dans every 3 years. In 2006, Flora will have left TVB 3 years and a new generation has arisen. Flora, who likes to rise to the challenge, can treat it as a new working environment then.

Flora has a very distinct opinion, especially in fashion. She may not wear the borrowed designer clothes for a photo shoot. In preparing for the shoot, we e-mailed her in advance the clothes that we had selected for her. Flora’s answer was that she would prefer to wear her own clothes. While shooting the pictures, Flora didn’t want to pose like a model. “It’s very unnatural; I can’t do it.”

Finally I saw a side of Flora that was uncool during the shoot. Her assistant went to buy egg tarts and Flora, biting into the hot egg tarts, looked so cute. If only Flora had allowed us to take a picture of her eating, her image would be much more personable, but she didn’t.

Flora with her ex-husband.


Theresa Fu Teaches Girls to Be Pretty

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New Year’s Eve is almost here and Theresa Fu will be wearing four different outfits as a model for young adults.

Theresa said that when attending a friend’s party, the outfit can be a bit more casual so she had chosen two looks. One is a small tank top with a short skirt and the other is a golden jacket with blue jeans. She said, “I like to wear light colors to party since it makes you feel happier.”

Theresa thinks being casual to a party is okay but you have to dress more grand and mature for a ball. She thinks it’s the most suitable to wear a one piece dress with a little furry outer wear on top, incase of the old weather, “The biggest qualification for a girl is looking young so a simple dress is enough. With a short piece of fur, you will look a bit more mature.” She also suggests everyone to spray a little perfume to increase the charm of being a girl.

With a tall structure like Theresa, she can basically match with any clothings, but she loves shoulder baring dresses the best, “I think my shoulder area is quite pretty, but I have never been to a ball. I’ve only been to a feast like party during school. I hope someone can invite me to the ball this year so I can dress pretty.”

Don Li Talks About Love Issues & Ex-Girlfriends

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Don Li Talks About Love Issues & Ex-Girlfriends

Yesterday, Don Li accepted an interview. As this interview was mainly based on love issues, Don retrieved some old photos and memos to bring back some old memories. During the period from year 7 to year 11, Don had dated 5 times! 4 of the times, he was dumped and only dumped his partner once. The longest time he has dated was for two years, one relationship only lasted merely 3 times.

Don unforgettable girlfriend was a rebel. Don would spend time with her every night by eating midnight snacks. But after one week, the girl said that she was a lesbian and dumped Don. Don said, “At first I thought she was just making an excuse but one month later I saw her dating a female school mate. I was so hurt that time because I couldn’t believe I lost to a girl!? His longest relationship ended after graduation because he and his girlfriend faced different things. Don said, “At the time I was working with cars. My girlfriend listened to her family and was introduced to a man who earned $7000 a month and ended up marrying him. Now I make more than $7000 a month! Every time I go past her house now, I will look at it angrily.?

Ella Koon tries her hand at auctioning

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Ella Koon attended an auction yesterday, and she said she would do her best to sweet talk the audience into buying the products. Ella said she had frequently fallen victim to the sales pitch of salespeople. Once she had bought a $5,000 slimming equipment only to find that it was not effective later on. Hence, Ella warned everyone to be more careful when shopping. She laughed and said that because she could not resist the salespeople’s persuasion, she has ended up with a lot of “rubbish?, with items long past their expiry date, or clothes that she had not worn in years.

Yumiko Films Ad for Cosmetic Brand, Icarlus

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Yumiko Films Ad for Cosmetic Brand, Icarlus

Earlier, Yumiko Cheng was in Guangzhou working on an ad for English cosmetic brand, Icarlus. For the photo shoot, Yumiko portrayed a woman from the 70th century causing her to have her make up and hair done differently 4 times in 7 hours.

The hardest pose Yumiko had to do was to lean slightly sideways. As the photographer wanted good shots of this pose, Yumiko had to stand still in that position for more than half an hour. When finished with the shot, workers noticed that Yumiko could not stop rubbing her neck and immediately organised for a massage chair for Yumiko’s use. In one of the shoots, the makeup artist did smokey eyes on Yumiko’s face, making her say she looked like a panda. But the end results were superb. The company was so pleased that they gave Yumiko a big lucky money.

Andy Lau says that Future HK movies will be great

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Being Chinese Movie 100 Year’s Ambassador, his movie – Infernal Affairs was also being selected as one of the Top 100 Movies, Andy Lau thus become one of the artistes that catches attention.

After attending the Chinese movies 100th year anniversary at Beijing, he spend some time to be interviewed.

Reporter ®: It’s towards the end of 2005, looking back at your movie career, which part are you not satisfy?

Andy (A) : I hope to improve in comedy. Love On A Diet and Needing You were more local Hong Kong comedies. I hope I could follow Stephen Chow to film some international stuff.

R: Ever thought of becoming a director?

A: I’ve no plans of becoming a director, I won’t rule it out, this is about chances, currently I hope to do well on my part as an actor.

R: Will you collaborate with Maggie Cheung in the near future?

A: We did discuss about it, we would like to collaborate, we’re looking for scripts at the moment, we’ll collaborate when a good chance comes, I won’t just any how collaborate with her just to show to the audience.

R: You said that movie is like a dream, have you ever thought that how long you would like to continue this road in chasing your dream?

A: Dream does not come as you wish, you can’t find it when you woke up. Therefore, on when to wake up, when to end, I really don’t know.

R: What’s your first intention in investing movies?

A: I invest beacuse I like it, but some movies that I like might not be accept by the market, not all investments has returns, the returns may not be for myself, it may be on others. I hope my movie company, other than movies doing well in the box office, it could also promote artistic movies. Good movies and new directors require time to nurture, need the time to get pregnant.

R: How much had you since invested in movies?

A: I invested around $25000,000. The distribution of movie is very important, take Wait ‘Til You’re Older and All About Love, I think they are good, but nothing I can do in distribution, thus unable to let many people understand our production.

R: You focus on new directors, what’s your expectation of directors?

A: Many people feel that one whom films artistic movies are true directors, did everyone know that Wong Kar Wai’s first movie is a commercialise movie. Hope new directors know that, if you want to continue to film movies, you must maintain your own target.

R: You invested in a Thai movie?

A: Correct. Because other than Chinese movies, the movies throughout Asia should gather together, this is another kind of togetherness.

R: This year is the 100th year anniversary, what you think of the current status of Chinese movies?

A: I think that we still have a large space to improve. The market for Chinese movies does not lose out to American, but we still need to improve on movie’s theme and technic, Chinese movies will be great in the future.

R: In recent years, collaboration between Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan had increases, everybody collaborate to dig the Chinese culture element and produce several good movies, we can see for the future, will you think such collaborations will create a new success in Chinese movies?

A: I think it will, because Chinese movies should gather people of different countries to film it. Different countries had different acting style and themes, if we really can combine different flavours into one movie, it would be great!

Joey’s 3 Song Not Match For One Denise Song?

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Joey’s 3 Song Not Match For One Denise Song?

This year’s Chik Chak Award Ceremony will be held on this Sunday. There have been reports saying that Joey Yung has lost her gold place as ‘Best Female Singer’ to Denise Ho. To this issue, Joey said, “I am happy for her!?

Although Joey has 3 hit songs this year, 明日?典, 天之驕女 and好事多為, it is no match for Denise’s song, 如無?外 , causing her to win the gold ‘Best Female Singer’ award. This is a surprise to many people. Yesterday, when attended the press conference for a charity, when asked to comment about Denise winning, she expressed that she does not know about it but if true, she is happy for Denise. Joey is happy that she has won 8 awards at ‘Metro’.

Jade Solid Gold Charts (Week 52)

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Jade Solid Gold Charts (Week 52)

1 (5) 濛- Juno Mak (麦浚龙)
2 (3) 一时无两- Twins
3 (6) 直觉- Soler
4 (7) 婚?的女人- Hacken Lee (?克勤)
5 (9) 玩具兵- Eugene Yip (?宇澄)
6 (8) 雨里?行- Renee Dai (戴梦梦)
7 (10) 贱人- Toby Leung (???)
8 (-) 圆满- Denise Ho (何韵诗)
9 (-) 梦想有你- Ngan Fook Wa (颜?伟)
10 (-) 明年今日- Andrew and Peter Cheung (张崇基/张崇德)

Ming Pao Lifestyle “My Favorite” Music Awards

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Translated by happy_movie_goer
Taken from:…47&ct=entertain

2005 Ming Pao Lifestyle presents “My Favorite” Music Awards. Awards are voted online and votes determine who are the favorites of Favorite Male, Female, Group and Song. Voting started December 22, 2005 and will end January 6, 2005. The results as of December 29, 2005 are as follows.

Favorite Male Singer: Eason Chan leads with 533 votes. Andy Lau is second with 486 votes. Hacken Lee is third with 394 votes. Leo Ku is fourth with 370 votes. Justin is fifth with 135 votes.

Favorite Female Singer: Miriam Yeung leads with 560 votes. Joey Yung is second with 545 votes. Denise Ho is third with 392 votes. 林憶蓮 is fourth with 248 votes. Kelly Chen is fifth with 211 votes.

Favorite Group: Twins lead with 925 votes. at17 is second with 609 votes. Grasshopper is third with 482 votes.

Favorite Song: Ronald Cheng 無賴 leads with 944 votes. Hacken Lee 情?首爾 is second with 725 votes. Justin 好人 is third with 678 votes, Eason Chan 夕陽無?好 is fourth with 676 votes. Miriam Yeung 烈女 is fifth with 629 votes.

Who’s voting? Obviously not the people who’ve been voting in every other poll this year. Eason leading Andy Lau, Hacken, and Leo…unheard of. Leo Ku not in top 2…unheard of. Leo Ku songs not in top 5…unheard of. Miriam leading Joey…unheard of. Eason’s song not in top 2…unheard of. Kelly Chen 5th among all females…not unheard of but rare to be 5th and not 4th.

Linda Chung Has Never Officially Dated Before

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Linda Chung Has Never Officially Dated Before

On Wednesday, Joey Leung and Linda Chung were filming in Kowloon Tong for their new series. In the scene, Linda, who plays an angel, is walking in the park with Joey, who is injured. When Linda trips over, Joey holds on to her, making her fall in love. In reality, Linda says she has never officially dated someone and will not give chances to males easily.

Linda has always given people feelings of purity. When talking about dating, she said that she has not officially dated someone before, Linda said, “I have not officially dated someone before! In Canada, I guy had a crush on me. We started out as friends but we never developed our relationship because I came to Hong Kong. We are still friends now, I still have contact with him. (Maybe he still has feelings for you! He may be still waiting for you!) Don’t say that! If I don’t have the feelings, I won’t give people chances!?

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