• @nomad822 I used to enjoy the Ms HK pageants way back in the days when Eric was not the host yet but I did still enjoy them during the 90s. However, he did become “tai guo fen” as you said. The pageant these days seem like such a joke. I found it strange that he would help Yammie out especially if he was one of the ones that raped her. However, maybe he was doing that as a cover up. For some odd reason, I had this feeling in me that always told me that Eric is someone that just gives out a fake act as if he is kind but really is not. I still remember him calling that one guy a crap eating dog. Sorry but I love dogs and for him to say things like that sickens me. He does not seem like a nice person to me. At first I thought he was the type that had a harsh mouth but a soft heart too. However, over the years he seemed to be showing more and more of his true colors. The aura that he gave out became more and more creepy.
  • @hetieshou Seldom lasted through any beauty pageants as I consider them meat parades - both for the contestants and spectators. But from the times I skimmed through them, and the Ms Vancouver ones (with them moving to compete in Ms HK often) ... Eric and Ah Lek as comperes could be very challenging to deal with. Ironically ... Eric Tsang was one of those who helped out with Yammie too, back then. When everyone just looked as her as someone with MH. And he has always been charitable and kinda devout Buddhist like ttoo. While 'lecherous' - the whole trio actually: Ah Lek - Chan Pak Kiong, Eric and Alan Tam .... they're all long time buddies. But I always thought among them - for Eric it was more an act - someone seemed to be the wise, down to earth man-mediator type to settle matters. Uncouth loud and brash yes, but without ill-intent. As I found Eric used to be quite 太过分 with all those Wasabi eating scenes back then too with his games for contestants. And all the water dunking games - where females were also quite exposed revealingly-vulnerable when they came out. But my impression also was his mouth harsh, he is brash-loud and uncouth .... but his heart is big and soft/good ie 口硬心软 type of person.
  • The Tse parents - thrive on 'face', being hangers-ons and seen in the right crowd/places and overall ... showyness. (the glitz but with no substance, ie no real wealth or great fame of their own - except, sure dad was a former matinee idol). Even in Vancouver, and Jennifer Tse's reputation here isn't that great back then either. And Nic Tse is great at packaging himself as a Gordon Ramsey type ... but his acting isn't anything outstanding (just checked out his movie with Goa Yuan-yuan) - it was so stilted. ROFLAMO: :P :P :P "Patrick Tse should be hung by his geriatric balls" "I think it’s funny how he’s into a younger woman and his son is into older women."
  • @nomad822 graceful or not both are social climbers lol. She married at the age of 20 right after winning the Ms HK when she caught the eyes of the big fish Timothy Fok & then hooked another big fish at the age of 48. Really amazing woman
  • She traded her older on his way to unclehood 38 yr old wealthy bf ... for a young but also wealthy model. This girl is a social climber, but I would put her in a quite different light from graceful Loletta Chu (different type of background). Karena Lam comes from the 'survivalist' type culture - those types can be more manipulative and will try anything to climb.
  • A party for a 1 - 2 yr old is really more a party for the adults. And photo op. Juz sayin'. A party for a 3 yr - now they would have fun with Frozen or Disney Princesses, or Dinosaur/Space theme or whatever. And it does NOT even have to be lavish - dollar store gift bags with themed stuff sourced and put together with a whole lot of thought and effort; IS a lot more fun than a $100 gift bag more suited for adults. Or put together impersoanlly by a paid professional party-planner.
  • Maybe I am totally out of the loop ... but I feel she is more known for being Raymond Lam's gf than anything. NOT surprised if it's not on anymore. 1) she seems high maintenance - high teas et al maybe he got tired of pandering 2) she's "mature" in that she's realistically focused that being hooked to a wealthy bf (and hopefully accepted by his wealthy background family) would also have benefits. 3) she didn't lose out - her fame was boosted by being his gf. previously, she was just one in the many of the stable of starlets out there.
  • This is Samo Hung's son. And close friends with Jackie Chan. And they're all buddy-buddy with the Emperor Entertainment group And this is more so in complicated Shanghai. Such behavior would be quite the norm in their crowd. Less monogamy. Hand holding?!! Sure we're all back to sweet innocent 12 - 17 days sometimes. :) You know retro vintagey m'ries and such. Heck, even 21st cent 15 yr highschoolers get up to more than hand-holding.
  • @hohliu AGREE. While undoubtedly all those expectations weren't WHAT he envisioned perhaps (he sounds like he wasn't ready to be a GROUP member since he wants to do so much of his own thing. But the dude wasn't signed as a 'solo artiste'). YES he wouldn't be what he is, without being intensely Ktrained from raw material, and also getting a lot of individual exposure because of the lawsuit publicity. (i live in Canada, but grew up in Asia, and visit every year including yearly trips to Seoul). Perhaps it's also because he's Cdn ... if used to the NAmerican ways here and the laidback, almost lazy whatever (deadlines can s'times be changed) way they do things ... Compared to the way the expectations run in Korea, or how strict-tight the ship is run there, he would find it stifling. SM Entertainment is also a little known among the agencies ... it's sometimes jokingly called SadoMasochism (after BDSM). Kris Wu gives off Edison vibes, in movies I have seen him in.
  • @nomad822 independence is important but I think having a partner to go thru life's hardship together is also something worthwhile to strive for. I think it's just default for most actresses to marry ppl who are renowned given that they're pretty famous themselves. They all run in the same circle. Charlene is the same way - actually I think Charlene is much more controlling and needy than even Gillian cus I rmb reading this article once where Chapman To called her a b*atch for always harrassing her husband at the time and controlling where and who he hangs out with
  • I don't know much about Twins, other than the very cursory and the news of Gillian's dates (since explosive news with Edison) . She's also got way more news about dates (just look at the lineup) than acting-singing achievements. The overall feel throughout all the reads - is she seems kinda materialistic, and a needy (desperate to be loved, taken care of) Her dates all seem have to be someone (ie citing a Korean who knows folks like Lee Byung-hun when Tyler Kwon is relatively UNknown in Korea. I have been an avid Kdrama/movie fan since 2010 to current), some wealthy-rich dude, or a doctor or whatever. She's very sweet looking ... I hope she finds her own SELF-worth and independence. A guy should only only bonus-icing on the cake ... but that cake should be solidly HERself first.
  • With names like Epaphras and Anjaylia ... they're well-matched. It will be interesting to see what namely-names they come up with for their poor kid/s.
  • @coralie DITTO! They ARE too old to be coy. It's just tired news. I read it somewhere else (on a predominantly Korean-news site no less) and yes it's TIRESOME. These 2 have been on-off forever. Just end it, or get on with it and do something about it.
  • Sigh, while I feel sorry for mom (regardless of her stupid choice in sleeping with Jackie) - she chose the hard road to raise this child alone, and be single mom of a child whose dad is famous, and always in the limelight. 1) Etta maybe angrily reacting to all her parents' baggage and the burden of being the illegitimate unrecognized rejected child of the useless specimen of a man. Sure. But a stronger child - rising above it is a way better method to demonstrate she can exist WITHOUT the dude in her life. Afterall, Jackie ain't that great a dad to her elder brother too - better off WITHOUT having the dad, then this dad imo. I recall from the last suicide attempts ... people saying this kid is calling out for help. Sure life sucks ... and the NAmerican way tends to be 'Woe is ME'. Life sucks wayyyyy more for more kids/families in Asia, and they emerge kicking and thriving ... (some with disability) ...but instead deal with it matter of factly and stoicly going about life as usual. People who don't scream immediatey for welfare, all entitled freebies and counselling either and choose to spend their days wallowing in PJs. I work with marginalized folks here, and it's night and day when I head back to Asia and observe how they cope valiantly with more setbacks ... and often emerge stronger/healthier psychologically as a result ... rather than spiral and sink deeper into a lifetime of endless depression/meds. I stand corrected, but to me a person with more backbone also has to WANT to help themselves to effectively receive help first ... that would be their coping mechanism response. Take something negative as a learning process, to make yourself emerge stronger. Dear Etta, live your OWN life better - immaturely acting out, or dropping out of school ... isn't helping self nor proving anything. It does NOT make you look cool or tough either. 2) This may be 'supportive' ... but that 'kid' is already 18. If she chooses to live out - perhaps ... cut the allowance? That's Etta having her cake, and eating it too. Enabling ...and in a way Elaine is afraid to cut off all ties to her daughter.
  • @nomad822 I think you had mischaracterized the the field of orthodontics as merely a form of plastic surgery contributing no value to the health of the patients other their vanity. Sufficient research results in the last 50 years have shown mis-aligned bites can caused severe speech and dietary defects for kids, as well as other dental hygienic problems in the future because of brushing inaccessibility. I do agree that only North America has recognized this as a legitimate health issue and that's why most US/Canadian insurance providers partially cover orthodontic expense. I think Europe is slowly catching on now but I still remember all the old jokes about British dental hygiene. Asia is still in the dark age with respect to orthodontic health, just like cigarette consumption. To be fair, there are only a handful of orthodontists in all of Asia, most procedures are performed by general dentists using the most archaic (painful) procedures. That's why Asians still prefer crooked tobacco-stained teeth (even thinking they are sexier) over what would be a traumatic experience of orthodontic treatment.
  • They're fine to me. And she isn't groupie, which is great. 1) props to her for being comfortable in her own skin, how she looks and being confident with her own teeth. 2) groupie is doing what most teens do in North America ... I don't know many teens actually who have not be suggested braces by their dentists in Vancouver. Most have them on by 13 or 14 and they stay until 16 or sometimes even 18.. 3) check out all the white (bleach), perfectly straight teeth around. dentists suck people into a package and this all translates to regular $ for them (cleaning, regular checks for alignment). 4) personally, even when health insurance covers it... braces imo are just over prescribed. Some people actually LOOK better with less than perfect teeth. Many Japanese have naturally crooked teeth. 1) Korean actor Bae Yong-joon looked so much better with his natural teeth and endearing ... compared to his later straightened teeth which produced a fake insincere smile. 2) Jane March who acted with Leung Kar-far way back then 3) Jactor Takayu Kimura
  • @m0m0 I think she's pretty, and not run of the mill. Kudos to her, for not being a groupie. In Vancouver where I am ... straight bleached teeth are the norm. In fact those dazzling white, perfectly straight teeth that look kind of fake - the smiles politicians have. West Coast (North America) = full of Yoga perfect bodies, and perfect smiles. Nope, they would not condone crooked teeth ... especially dental, it's huge here and the dentists over prescribe since it's covered by insurance. Korea's Bae Yong-jun back then had endearingly slightly crooked teeth which made him look well ... human. Then he fixed them and look so fake insincere when he smiled. It takes someone special to see how beautiful she is - for eg, she reminds me of 2 Singapore models who went international (they were considered 'ugly' - teeth, cheekbones etc). But seen with the right eye by creative make-up artistes ... so unusual, cut above the run of the mill faces. She reminds me of these two: Ethel Fong. (Singapore model from the 80s) Jane March (who acted with Leung Kar-fai in that steamy movie) .
  • @nomad822 I do agree with what you said. I have to say that the writers of decent Taiwan dramas have left the building. It has been awhile since I saw a T drama that was half decent. Long gone are the days of Prince who turned into a frog. Autumn's concerto, Sunny happiness, The good wife and It started with a kiss. These are dramas that had good story writing, love, passion, heartbreak, fun. They moved you. They made you want to come back for more. The leading men and women also had wonderful chemistry.. There are a few more as well. Please do not put Devil beside in there. Mike he's acting was disgusting and all Raine yang did was scream, throw tantrums and crunched up her face. It came across as a poor attempt to show some riff raff show with gang wannabes for future and current gang wannabes. It got high ratings because of the delusuonal fambots, not because it had any depth or essence. It was tasteless, to say the least. The best thing about it was Mike's face, that is, if you like young men with girly type good looking faces, not manly handsome faces. It would be good to see the likes of some of the glory daysTaiwan dramas, but alas, it looks like those days are over
  • TDramas have always been touch and go. Some make it, but many don't. And for the minority that do - the leads have super chemistry so it gels. Or the scripts have heart and the actors work magic so viewers overlook the fluff and cringe factors Many of the filler peripheral actors are often pretty loud and bad, and totally skip-worthy (ie you can FF all their parts) - esp the moms and dads, and the over-exaggeration. 1) they overdo the cringeworthy. humour is cheesy and overdone s'times, as well as tasteless 2) script can be a little incredible, and villagey. 3) some of their 'Ah-Beng' (loafer wannabes in Spore jargon) caliber actors ... totally cannot hold a candle to those from the Kdrama crowd, that they try to imitate. Down to fashion sense, and style 4) taste = little or none. they tend to overdo it, and it's often gaudy. worse are the ex 'ge-tai' crowd turned actors. Cdramas and movies - some are very gd, and an interesting watch for the social street commentaries/evolving lifestyles in China. Esp the contemporary ones addressing social issues. (I totally dislike the high-pitched dubbed voice-overs when they makeover dubbed Kdramas in Singapore, but somehow it is toned down in Cdrama).
  • @nomad822 LOL…well, he did release an album that contains songs he sings himself, though no clue how well it’s selling. And the goal of gaining additional business for his music school seems to be working, as there has supposedly been an uptick in the number of eager mothers in HK enrolling their kids in his music school (despite the astronomically high prices) in the hopes that he will “groom” them to become just like Celine (as he boasts in his promos of the school). Oh, forgot to mention the false degree scandal, a rumor which I, along with most people, are assuming has merit due to his quick removal of the “Dr. Steve” moniker after that scandal was discovered, just like he removed his supposed list of singing awards from his bio the minute he was called out on falsifying some of those awards (he really shot himself in the foot with that one, as that list had supposedly been on his school’s website for years and he had used it as promo to boast of his so-called achievements – it wasn’t until Celine started getting all that attention from AGT that the HK media started digging into the family’s background and ended up exposing Steve Tam for the fraud that he is). I’m kind of thinking now that one reason why he is eager to push his daughters into an American talent competition (aside from the international exposure) is because the media and the audiences over here won’t give a crap about his background and even if they know, it won’t affect Celine’s chances. I call it the Jackie Chan effect -- you know, the fact that Hollywood and American audiences love Jackie Chan and praise him to the skies, but audiences in HK – his home territory – have nothing but disdain for him due to his reputation outside of his work. In that context, it definitely makes a lot of sense the direction that “Dr Steve” is trying to take this whole thing….
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