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Tuesday, July 31, 2007
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Sunday, July 29, 2007
War & Beauty Vs. Heart of Greed
In The Past Few Years I would say the two Most Critically Acclaimed Dramas are War and Beauty & Heart of Greed. So which is better? I'm not even going to beat around the bushes, I personally think War & Beauty is alot better. The Script for War & Beauty is very solid and very well written while Heart of Greed to me goes through some dragging effect due to some un-needed dialogues and of course the 90 billion scenes of Linda and Raymond bickering & fighting. I was on the edge of my seat watching War & Beauty through out the entire series. On the other hand, Heart of Greed has parts where it gets sketchy like in the beginning 10 episodes which was basically "zzzzZZZZ....". The characters in WAB are more well developed while HOG's characters seem to stop short in terms of them being believable.
The Storyline in WAB stick to together like glue, while HOG has its occasional plot holes. Like when Linda first was interviewing for the job at Raymond's office and she see a picture of him and girl with a baby. She thinks he's married but turns out she's his sister. Then why wasn't she included in all his flash backs dealing with his family troubles? She looks like she's about maybe 5 years older than Ray so you can say she's like off at college, the family doesn't seem like the have the money to send her anywhere. When Raymond's character [Spoilers-Highlight]: died in a car accident Linda told the Doctor & the Cops he has no other family members. I was like WTH? This was brought up in several forums, so much for a "great script"...
I think The Cast basically amounts to the same Star Power. HOG just looks like its so big because they stuff the poster with almost everyone in the cast. By the way, why is Bosco infront of Raymond, Linda, Susanna Kwan, or even Lee Si Kei, Ha Yu, or Michelle Yim? His role was smaller than them and had less screentime. If they could WAB could have added more artistes to the poster like Jade Leung, Kenny Wong, Rebecca Chan, etc.
Reading This you can probably see that I favor WAB alot more just simply because I feel its an Absolutely Spectacular series, while my feeling towards HOG is that its a good series, very enjoyable but its not like "OMG, its the GREATEST SERIES EVER!" like people say. The ending seem like they went easy on it in preparation for a Happily Ever After ending, I didn't buy it nor did I liked it, at all.
Saturday, July 28, 2007
TVB & Hong Kong's "Housing Projects"
Just a spark of curiosity, what's the big deal with living in "Housing Projects" in Hong Kong. I notice TVB made a couple of series where the stories intertwine with living in the "housing projects".
In Life Made Simple Roger Kwok and Jessica Hsuan's character both lived in a "housing project community". Jessica's character seem to really bother living there, and she made it her business to do anything to get out of there. When she wanted to marry Bosco's character his mom looked down on her for living there. I must admit the housing from this series was pretty bad, but the housing project community in The Family Link looked good, similar to one in the picture above. Yet people still looked down on Sheren Tang, Cecilia Yip, Kiki Sheung's character alot in the beginning. Their houses look like an apartment complex or condos over here in the States. And really the "Projects" or better known as "The Ghetto" in the U.S. are 100 times worse.
So what kind of housing would be considered respectable in Hong Kong? The mansion in The Brink of Law? By the way, that mansion estate in that series, which I've seen before in some movies is like a dream house for me. I really want to live in Hong Kong one day, and I think the type of house in the Family Link looks like a good starter home for someone who just moved there and has only "starter budget". Would it be accurate to say a respectable housing community in Hong Kong would be the one liek in Welcome To The House? Whatever, just curious.
Friday, July 27, 2007
Couldn't Help But Notice The Similarities...
-Walk The Dogs--Jess/Christina from ANTM Cycle 4-
-Alter Ego-Jess (Nice vs. Naughty)-Tyra Banks (Good vs. Evil)-
Miss Hong Kong 2007 Is.... #3 William Hung! Oh wait actually its #3 Kayi Cheung: The press recently described the newly crowned MHK Kayi Cheung as being a William Hung and Urshula Wong look alike. I actually notice the William Hung thing a while back. I finally set out to explore this a little further. Here are my findings... I'll be nice, Kayi is slightly better looking, but the resemblance is definitely there... The ironic thing is a William Hung quote was used in this year's show.
HK Sex & The City: For Some Reason Halina Tam & her Fiancee remind me of Carri Bradshaw & Mr. Big from Sex &amp; The City. Halina & Sarah Jessica Parker seem to have that look, while Mr. Big played by Chris Noth have the same persona as her fiancee in real life. Mr. Big is a player in the show, while Halina's fiancee is known as The Miss Hong Kong killer because he has dated many MHK's like Anne Heung.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
The Threat of Love II
One thing I like about my video rental store is that they still do VHS rentals. It comes at a cheaper price plus once and a while the VHS tape they recorded over contain parts of another series at the end. Its great to see old series to just rewatch parts again, and sometimes I get series I never seen before which sparks my interests in watching it. I always wanted to watch The Threat of Love II a.k.a. Loving You II, but every video store I go doesn't carry it anymore. I was able to watch one episode that wasn't recorded over yesterday.
Loving You II-"This TVB series consists of ten individual tales dealing with various aspects of human relationship, love and sex. Every story has its own theme. The Threat of Love uses a romantic and heartwarming way to tell stories of modern day relationships, bringing out the delicate and fragile emotions in a realistic manner." So basicly its ten short stories that tackle taboo subjects like fedility, love/money, sexual orientations, and of course sex itself. The episode I watched was about condoms and I was so surprise that TVB was open enough to make a storyline about it. The sex talk was open too, Shirley Yeung's character openly asked for sex from Kevin Cheng saying "Come on, love me like you did this morning", and he responded "I'm tired, you don't understand a man must use up and give off alot more than a woman". I was so surprise to hear that from a TVB series. There were other "open" dialogues even from Sir Chung King Fai.
The Ensemble Cast would be considered a Grand Production cast by today's standard with artists like Nancy Sit, Sheren Tang, Lawrence Ng, Kevin Cheng, Sir Chung King Fai, and Shirley Yeung. Since 2002 (The Year of Production) Sheren, Kevin, and Shirley has had a surge in popularity. The cast is a HUGE reason why I want to watch it. Each cast member has to play 10 different characters somewhat giving the cast of Maiden's Vow a run for their money. The series has mixed reviews, people over 30 don't seem to be very fond of it.
Does any one know where I can watch it online?? In any languages will be fine, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Spanish, French, Hungarian...... I just want to watch it so bad!! :(
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
The most fun I've ever seen anyone have with Mahjong was in Virtues of Harmony I with Bondy Chiu, Cutie Mui, Joyce Chen, & Yvonne Lam. Personally, I thought their chemistry was built on Mahjong.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Bosco Wong's Very Questionable Fashion Style
I Haven't Commented On Anyone's Fashion In a Long While. It finally took Bosco Wong to lure me out of my cave. It has come to my attention his fashion taste has become the subject of conversations. Some of which really offends me, people call his style "Gay". A family member of mine is gay, and he has gone through so much under this society of tough scrutiny. I think people shouldn't use the word gay in describing how someone dresses in a negative manner, in example Bosco. I would definitely not use gay to describe his fashion taste.
Anyways, the picture that pushed me to commenting his fashion is the picture at the far top. I've seen alot from Bosco including things like leather leg boots, jacket, and cap with a purple stripe shirt to a pink & white combination outfit with what look's like a woman's blouse. Of course he also had his share of floral shirts and pants or stuff I dare not save to my computer, but that outfit had to be brought to attention. You have to draw a line somewhere, that line should be somewhere between a man and a woman. He wore at last week's JSG, it looked like an explosion of bad taste and bad hair in the women's section of a department store. The necklace and lite violet inner top just made things worse. Not to me mean, but that's the worse hairstyle I've ever seen on a man. Do you guys know if its just curled or did he get a perm?
Now that is out of the way and we're completely frank and honest about things, I hope the whole calling him gay will end.
Monday, July 23, 2007
ATV Is Lame
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Last Words on MHK 2007 I Swear
Just a couple more words on Miss Hong Kong 2007 and I'll shut up I promise. I watched the show, I still think the Winner Kayi Cheung is ugly. This disappoints so bad, because I've been watching MHK since I was little, and its a dream to alot of young girls, but seeing someone like her win shatters not only to my way of thinking but I'm sure to others as well. She didnt even perform that well, and her interview wasn't even that good. The girl has a ginormous bun face. I know I'm being so mean, but I'm sorry... When she relinquish her title next year she should include "Participating in MHK has taught me nobody is ever too ugly to be Miss Hong Kong". Watching the show I must say it was running through my mind that MHK that appeared like Anne, Sonjia, Shirley, Mandy, Kate, Tracy, & Aimme look like devine godesses compared to her.
The Show itself was AMAZING! I loved this year's show. I was a complete rip-off of the Victoria Secret Fashion Show with all the backstage scenes and the fashion show/runway theme. At one point even wings were brought out. Well at least they copied and had a good show then try to be all original and got a boring one. This year's production was very entertaining.
The music was Awsome too. A great variety including songs from artists like Gwen Steffani, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, The Pussycat Dolls, etc... The music was very mainstream and reflect what a modern pageant is about.
Ok now I think I can shut up about it.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
What To Do?
WAY BEYOND DISAPPOINTED WITH Miss Hong Kong 2007!! *UpDaTed*
1st RU===== MHK Winner =====2nd RU
FULL SHOW GALLERY:
Miss HK 2007 Results
Winner: #3 Kayi Cheung- OMG!!! She's the UGLIEST Miss Hong Kong ever. She's one of the shortest too. She's barely 5'4. All the Pageant sites webmistresses do not seem to be please with the results at all. I cant believe it! The judges are blind. Now I must see the show to see how could she have possibly win.
1st RU: #9 Grace Wong
2nd RU: #7 Lorretta Chow (She Should Have Won!)
Finalists: #4 Mandy Wong, #14 Candice Chiu
Top 8 :
1 Joey, 6 Anita, 3 Kayi, 9 Grace,
4 Mandy, 7 Lorretta, 5 Destiny, 14 Candice
Miss Photogenic: #9 Grace Wong-She's Photogenic???
Miss International Goodwill: #9 Grace Wong
(Grace Wong-Image Below)
>>>>Results Credit To: Miss HK Beauties <<<<