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Friday, August 31, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
The Family Link/The Green Grass of Home/A New Breath of Love
Currently I'm watching these three series. No, really I'm just watching The Green Grass of Home & A New Breath of Love along with On The First Beat. I finished The Family Link already. I'll save my opinions on "OTFB" for another as I miss out on one part of the series that I will have to go back and watch.
The Family Link: Sheren Tang was truly right when she said some people will not understand this series completely. You really have to put yourself in their position to understand the hardship of being a housewives in Hong Kong. It's so ironic that this series aired alongside with Heart of Greed because the storylines are on opposite ends of the spectrum. The HOG family fought over a $600 million fortune, while the TFL's families fought to make ends meet. The storyline was interesting, it was basically based on Women in search of something important to them in someway.
Sheren's character was In Search of Stability.
Cecilia Yip's character was In Search of Vanity.
Kiki Sheung's character was In Search of Harmony.
Leila Tong's character was In Search of an Answer.
Out of all the storylines I found Kiki Sheung's story to be most interesting, I was touched by it. the story I found least interesting was Sheren & Michael's. Michael's Tse's cross dressing dilemma got really daft really soon. On a personal note, my mom loves this series and absolutely hated Heart of Greed because she said HOG was dillusion. I don't know if it's because of her influence, but I like TFL more HOG.
The Green Grass of Home: I love this series! Christine Ng really shines in this series. Her storyline is so interesting, especially in the beginning with her workplace & people stabbing her in the back. I hope by the end of the series she gets revenge on all of them. Her hair & fashion in this series is perfection. Isn't it also so ironic that in this series Kingdom Yuen's family can't seem to get along if their life depended on it and Kingdom was also in Welcome To The House & their family was so Happy Go Lucky. It's sad to say the Christine's family reflect most of the family I know. I'm looking to forward see what will happen next.
A New Breath of Love is the mainland series Raymond Lam did before he film Heart of Greed. Despite what some may think, there are more artists I like other than just Kevin Cheng that I would rent a whole non-TVB series to watch them. Raymond Lam is now one of them, before that there was Michelle Ye, Ada Choi, etc. Anyways, I really like this series. It revolves around so many relationships and how in way or another they interconnect. The sceneries in this series is ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING. Shanghai is so beautiful.
.: One Thing They All Have In Common is Cheating Men In Their Storyline :.
A Wise Woman By The Name of Samantha Jones From Sex & The City Once Said...
"Men cheat for the same reason Dogs lick their balls... Because they can ."
Well, all three of these series cheating men seem to be part of the theme. In The Family Link Al Wai cheated on Kiki Sheung with a younger women while abandoning his family. SOmewhat true to the saying "Love stops at 50. Once the boobs drop, the loving stops." In The Green Grass of Home cheating men were everywhere. Savio Tsang cheated on his wife with Leanne Li, Evergreen Mak cheated on Kingdom Yuen with Sherming Yiu, and Joel Chan cheated on Suki Chui with Chan Man Yuen. In A New Breath of Love, Raymond Lam's character to be me was somehwat of a scumbag. He's a player they toy with girl's feelings. I'm on episode 18, I really hope Tammy Chen finds out he has girlfriend and dumps him soon.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
. : Health Does Matter : .
We really don't give TVB Stars enough credit. I find them to be more than just "actors who read scripts" as some people see them. They're really wise people with great perspective on life. I really admire Maggie Cheung Ho Yee. Before she was diagnosed with her Thyroid Disease I found her to be a great actress, but she had a rough personality of course because of her "Fued" with Jessica Hsuan, Kenix Kwok, & Charmaine Sheh. Now I see as a changed person. She had Wealth & Popularity and her Health force her to take a near 2 years leave.
Although I always say I hope she comes back soon and film TVB Series I feel now she should put her Health first. She looks like she has fully recovered base on pictures but we can never know for sure. Her disease seems to be very serious: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thyroid_disease. I can definitely see the disease has taken a toll on her. I hope she regains her health soon.
After downloading Mr. Hong Kong 2007 in High Quality I noticed there seem to be something uneven about Maggie's appearance. Besides her softer voice I couldn't pin point what it was until now. When she looked into the camera I notice she has become "cross eyed". Is this just me? Does anyone else see it?
Maggie also was known for bust and curves after her endorsement for "LF", the beauty enhancement company that was started by Marianne Chan Miu Ying. (Also recently famed Maggie Shiu for her curves.) Anyways, I remember Natalie Tong mentioning she wish she could have curves like Maggie Cheung. However, if you watch Mr. HK you can see she's almost completely flat and is no longer the near "D" cup advertise in magazines for "LF".
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Happy Birthday Kevin!
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Excited For Forensic Heroes II
| I'm most exited over one series that will start filming soon. Forensic Heroes 2! Filming is scheduled to start about early or mid September.|
The Addition To The Cast
Joining the leading cast will be Charmaine Sheh & Kevin Cheng. (FH2 is dubbed as the modern version of Witness To A Prosecution so Charmaine is would be an interesting addition since she was in WTAP II.) Also keep an eye out a fresh group supporting actors as victims & culprits. Since artistes like Fala Chen, Lai Lok Yi, Natalie Tong, Charmaine Li, ... all appeared in "one shot" roles in the original they more than likely won't return. I predict fresh faces like Suki Chui, Matthew Ko, Stephen Huynh, Tracy Ip, & Sharon Luk will join.
35 or 40 Episodes? Earlier sources said 35, but now I'm hearing 40 being thrown around. I prefer 40, but I'm afraid it might get dragged out.
Frankie Lam's Role Will Be Smaller? Based on politics inside the company once again. When the original was filmed he was still under TVB Management, now he's not, at one time he even considered filming for ATV & I-Cable against TVB so...
Linda's Role Will Be Greatly Bigger? Things have changed since the original. her popularity has risen even higher than Yoyo so will she be leading over her like in HOG?
Will Charmaine & Kevin play villains? Still up for debate. Wouldn't it be interesting if one played a good character and emerged as a stone cold villain in the end? OH WAIT, Kevin & Charmaine already had roles like that in The Ultimate Crime Fighter/Heavenly Sword & Dragon Sabre 2000. So I hope it doesn't happen because it just wouldn't be fresh.
Another Love Square? Bobby (Charmaine's interest) <3 Charmaine <3 Yoyo (Kevin's interest <3 Kevin
ALL are still buzz/rumors/speculations. Anything can happen. We'll just have to wait and see...
LEADING CAST'S ROLE CALL
[X] Bobby Au-Yeung-Finished Filming "Cold Encounter of the Third Kind".
[?] Frankie Lam-Most Likely Filming In Mainland.
[/] Kevin Cheng-Almost Done Filming "Walking With The Enemy".
[/] Yoyo Mung-Wrapping Up Filming "Walking With The Enemy".
[/] Linda Chung-Finishing Filming "Golden Destiny".
[X] Charmaine Sheh-All Projects Done-In Hawaii Taking a Holiday-Returning Soon..
Monday, August 13, 2007
<3 The Age of Love
Sunday, August 12, 2007
My Name Is Fame
I was wondering how desirable Fame is in the eyes of people entering the entertainment industry? I'll be the first to admit I dreamed of being a TVB artists, but I woke up to reality. Back in the day, you only had about maybe three possible ways of entering Show Business or as its better known as "showbiz". But specifically to enter TVB, you either entered a pageant, TVB's acting class, or you have some sort of connection. These days, there are billions of ways to enter with new Variety shows & competition like Minute To Fame, Beautiful Cooking, etc. We even have a Mr. Hong Kong for men now. This is a dream for TVB because they will always need hosts for small shows, and extras on the set.
Winners of these shows, and finalists who got the attention of the press will usually get their 15 minutes of fame as a jump start to their career, but other seem to be stuck doing minor jobs. I see so many pretty Miss Hong Kong contestants fail to win the title, but still pursue an acting career. I see most for about a year before they completely disappear. The truth is I think you need to rise above and beyond to survive. I saw so many talented Mr. HK contestants who excel but they still failed, because in the end only 1 person can win.
Its just pitiful to watch TVB's "Deal or No Deal". Not because there are people are really desperate for the money winnings, but also the girls in the show. They're known as the Deal or No Deal girls, formally refered to as "Kam Tin Siu Jze". I recognize every single of them. They're either Miss Hong Kong contestants who didn't win or TVB extras or character actors. I know that some of these girls are University graduates from MHK, but its weird to see them putting everything aside to pursue fame. It's such a shame that TVB uses this show as a "dumping ground" where they unload all their cheap labor who are in search of fame. I would be really happy to one of them make it to the top.
If I were them would really envy actresses like Linda Chung, Fala Chen, Suki Chui, ... They are so lucky to recieve the blessing and support of TVB. I think to successful you should be in it for FAME and not Money. Be persistent and patient. Most importantly be confident, walk into the TVB studio like "you're walking through hell in gasoline soaked pajamas."
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Mr. Hong Kong 2007 Is...
Name : Yuen Wai Ho, Benjamin
Age : 26
Height : 5 feet 9 ½ inches (About 177 cm)
Weight : 159 pounds
Occupation : Director of Urban Services
Education : Privately Cerified Institution
Nickname / Nickname : Ben, Bun
Birthplace : Dong Guan
Constellation : Taurus
Zodiac : Chicken
Personality : Calm, Frank
Expertise/strengths : Playing Guitar, Fitness/Working Out.
Maggie Cheung looks like she has fully recovered, and Christine Ng looks like she is at it again. The VIP Female Guest Judges included Christine Ng, Anne Heung, Sharon Chan, Fionna Yuen, Angela Tong, Fala Chen, Margaret Chung, Mandy Cho, Suki Chui, Sherman Tang, Erica Yuen, Yan Ng, Cecilia Yip, Tacy Ip, Aimee Chan, Koni Lui, Janet Chow, Kayi Cheung, Grace Wong, Loreeta Chow, Lily Ho, Almen Wong, Ana R., Samantha Chow, Tiffany Lee, Ankie Bui, Sarah Song, ...
Thursday, August 09, 2007
: : : Mr. Hong Kong 2007 Coverage : : :
#1 Zico Hau #2 Michael Chiu #3 Ryan Ngaan #4 Jackie Cheng #5 Derek Wan #6 Leo Lee #7 Benjamin Yuen #8 Jacky Lee #9 Kelvin Lam #10 Raymond Sin #11 Wu Chi Wai #12 John Chun
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
>>> Rivals Part I <<<
(Rivals is basically TVB-G Showdown without me choosing a winner but rather giving my opinion.)
So why are Bosco Wong & Kenneth Ma Rivals? You would think other current popularity holders to young girls like Ron Ng & Raymond Lam would Bosco's rival, and you would think Sammul Chan is Kenneth's rival, but why did I put them against each other?
Just think about it. How many actors get the chance to move up in the ranks of leading actors? Not many, Bosco Wong moved up last year with Devil's Disciple & The Price of Greed, which initially was both warehoused. A shaky start to being a leading actor, he then went back into his Supporting Actor phase in Dicey Business & The Gem of Life. He's currently filming WOIL II, which is dominated by the female cast. Kenneth Ma ventured into the leading class with support and nominations from many producers, he lead Survivor's Law II & the new series with Leila Tong & Kate Tsui. He's currently filming The Four Constable, dominated by the male cast.
If Kenneth's leading series are successful, I think his career will go alot farther than Bosco. Honestly I like Kenneth alot more than Bosco. He has personality that is congenial, he's charming but not too over the top and he gives off a the feeling of humbleness. Bosco to me tries to hard to be funny & show off personality, and it comes off too strong. He gets annoying at times because it appears so immature. He should tone it down like Raymond, Kenneth, & Sammul and he'll be more congenial.
Kenneth will be more marketable in the long run, because he's never really been an actor who banked on teeny popularity. He's the oldest out of the Olympic Six, he's in his 30's already. If he can successfully prove his status as a leading actor then he'll move into the class of resident TVB leading actors like Moses Chan, Kevin Cheng, Steven Ma, Bowie Lam, Roger Kwok, etc. and not having to worry about moving back to supporting. That's my opinion, call me biase if you want but that's what I think.
Monday, August 06, 2007
The video is described as "A totally made up love interest between Bosco and Kevin... gay, but funny... a double dose of charm.". The editing is really clever, if I didn't watch [DD] & wasn't so intuned to the TVB world I would have believe it 110%. I'm very open minded so I actually found the video to be very cute, especially the part with the snow.
Saturday, August 04, 2007
To Live With No Regret
I've regret doing many things in my life, and not doing many things in my life. One thing I regret is my experience in High School. When I was still in High School I really dreaded coming to school everyday and I was always looking forward to college. Even when it came to the last weeks of school I skipped Fridays just to avoid waking up early. Now I really miss High School, I've met so many great people there, had so many fond memories. It was just simple time in my life where I lived the carefree life. Although there were the usual High School drama, but I never really cared. Looking back I can laugh about many things like having a crush on a teacher Sophmore year, he was this really cute 25 year old teacher who just graduated. He was half asian so he would always sees me as someone he could talk too. There were a couple of moments of "Love" & so many crushes, but lets not talk about that. I would really give anything to relive the last couple days of High School over again.
Maybe all these feelings are just fears of me not being able to adapt to college completely yet. People in High School cared about me, while the people in College like the staff really seem to be just out to be making money. I'm glad the students are still friendly though. But I'm 110% sure I'll miss college when I graduate, because I missed every stepping stone so far in my life, Elementary School, Junior High, High School...
I've realize over time I've change alot from the girl I used to be. When I started TVB Generation I was only 16. I was juggling High School life, and I thought I had it hard. I was so naive and wrong. I went from blogging about trashing TVB stars, to having a full spirit of creativity making new features for the blog. Since then my spirit died down with life being so busy & hectic. But I realized whenever I blog I feel like the girl I was when I was in my Junior year of High School. Its mix feelings of sadness, reliving the "old times", with some happiness. As more people read my blog, and the more affiliates I make I see have fast time has past.
Some things I regret not doing in High School is knowing my School's Alma Matta, Not wearing any school T-Shirts unless I had to, and baiscly not living it to the fullest. Now I know why so many people love watching High School theme classic movies like "Never Been Kissed" & "Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion". Hopefully I can change the many things I regret ten years from now at High School reunion.
I know this wasn't really a TVB post, but I was something I really wanted to get off my chest. Thanks for reading!