Kenneth Ma Said Bed Scenes with Elena Kong Were “Stiff”

By on July 18, 2013 in Hot Gossip!, TV Dramas

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*Spoilers*

It has not even been halfway through the first week of broadcast, and Triumph in the Skies 2 <衝上雲霄II> is already set to dethrone Wong Cho Lam’s (王祖藍) Inbound Troubles <老表,你好嘢!> as the number one Hong Kong drama of the year.  

Triumph in the Skies 2, a sequel to the 2003 drama of the same name, stars Francis Ng (吳鎮宇), Chilam Cheung (張智霖), Myolie Wu (胡杏兒), Fala Chen (陳法拉), Ron Ng (吳卓羲), Kenneth Ma (馬國明), Nancy Wu (胡定欣), Elena Kong (江美儀), and Him Law (羅仲謙). The series, which is a drama about pilots, cabin crews, and operations at the Hong Kong Airport, is a direct continuation of the acclaimed 2003 drama. Triumph in the Skies 2 had over 2 million viewers tuning in to watch the premiere episode.

Kenneth Ma, who reprises his role as senior co-pilot Roy Ko in the sequel, shared that he will have multiple “intense” bed scenes with costar Elena Kong, who portrays senior cabin crew member, Heather Fong. The 39-year-old actor admitted that although he was prepared to cozy up with 41-year-old Elena, he still found the scenes difficult to shoot.

“I already knew that I would have these ‘intense battle’ scenes [with Elena]. I was not embarrassed. Elena and I are close friends. Before we shot them, we had a long discussion about how we would do them and tested out all the camera angles. I also did some homework and watched movies that had similar kissing scenes. I wanted to do well, but [the homework] didn’t help at all! Once the cameras rolled my arms and legs got really stiff. Thankfully, with Elena’s superb acting, we got into the mood really quickly.”

The onscreen couple revealed that their characters were originally friends with benefits, but after going through hardships together, they developed true feelings for each other.

Ending Spoilers Revealed?

Unlike the 2003 prequel, in which some of the characters experienced tragic endings, the fate of the characters in Triumph in the Skies 2 will be a happy one. The source claimed that there will be no character deaths, plane accidents, or tragic departures.

Captain Sam Tong (Francis Ng), who lost his wife, Zoe (Myolie Wu) to heart disease in the beginning of the series, will ultimately start a new life with pilot trainee Holly (Fala Chen). Holly was in a romantic relationship with Sam’s good friend and rival, playboy Jayden Koo (Chilam Cheung), and their love triangle will be prominently featured throughout the majority of the series.

Co-pilot Isaac Tong (Ron Ng), Sam’s younger brother, meets Summer (also portrayed by Myolie Wu), who shares a strong physical resemblance with Zoe. Although Isaac hesitates in starting a relationship with Summer, the couple ultimately bypass obstacles and end up with each other.

Other couples, such as Roy and Heather, and Coco and Jim (Nancy Wu and Him Law), will also have happy endings.

Source: 3 Weekly # 719 via ihktv.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

72 comments to Kenneth Ma Said Bed Scenes with Elena Kong Were “Stiff”

  1. Sand says:

    Liking this show so far.. But really disliking the theme song.

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    • Yuaida replied:

      Oh come on……..it’s like a job with benefits. He gets to work and paid as an actor and also gets some close body cuddling with a MILF……….what is there to complain about?

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    • °_° replied:

      It’s quite okay if you listened to it… I found the song not bad after listening a few times…

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  2. Austin says:

    Why are there so many spoilers when the first week of airing hasn’t even ended yet lol

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  3. eurelia says:

    i really hate the fact that samuel chan, michelle (Zita) and flora is not in the show.

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    • °_° replied:

      Samuel is in China probably
      And I wish there was Flora in 衝上雲霄2 too

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    • adjumma replied:

      agreed. Dont like Fala can’t wait to see Molie

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      • bubbles replied:

        yeash. I don’t understand why the plot would have Sam with this Holly because he loves Zue so much. It makes more sense if he is with Belle.

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  4. Primrose says:

    The Fala-Chilam-Francis love triangle is similar to the Flora-Joe-Francis love triangle from part 1. And Kenneth’s character in part 1 was a goody two shoe, so a little disconnect with his playboy character in part 2. I miss Sammul, Michelle, Louisa and Jerry.

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    • [LyNN] replied:

      Exactly! Fala-Chilam-Francis is replacing Flora-Joe-Francis. I am missing Flora-Francis’ romance…

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  5. Funn Lim says:

    ” The source claimed that there will be no character deaths, plane accidents, or tragic departures.”

    That is until Triumph In The Skies 3.

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    • advo replied:

      In another 10 years where Holly will tragically die so Francis can be paired up with an even younger actress!

      I doubt there will be another TITS. The franchise’s success hinges on Francis’ participation and I don’t think he would agree.

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  6. meme says:

    who is heather..? ._.

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    • Renita replied:

      Elena= Heather.

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  7. Hope says:

    I like Elena, she’s so beautiful !

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  8. Funn Lim says:

    “Kenneth Ma Said Bed Scenes with Elena Kong Were “Stiff””

    I read the heading and I was thinking something else. I wonder what word he used for “Stiff” in chinese? Wooden? Hard?

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    • Cara replied:

      No pun intended?!?! ^^

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  9. Hannahh says:

    love this series so far! Cant wait to see myolie

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  10. Agnes Tan says:

    OH so happy to know that TITS 2 will have a happy ending.
    I like this series so much.
    Francis is such a good actor, neither ChiLam. Ron is funny.

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  11. Daisy says:

    Don’t know if Fala will end with Francis or Chilam some say neither and some says its Francis and then others Chilam… I want to know 🙁 LOOL

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    • advo replied:

      I doubt she will end up with Jayden so I’m hoping for neither. At best, I get a sibling vibe between her and Sam, but really, he’s way too paternal with her. I find his lecturing with her very similar to the way he treats his brother and “sister” Coco.

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      • Al replied:

        It looks like she will end up with neither as there’s a shot in a trailer+theme video of Fala linking arms with Francis and Julian and them running off together arm in arm. Looks like another one of those unresolved cheesy “happy as all just friends” endings 🙁

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      • advo replied:

        I don’t think that’s from the ending. It’s from Nancy and Him Law’s wedding because they are wearing the same clothes from that scene. Also, there’s a clip of Holly and Sam kissing wearing those clothes too.

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      • Al replied:

        Well seeing Sharon Chan’s interaction with Julian, Sam can have Holly cuz those two (S+J) would look great getting together at the end!

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  12. LUCY says:

    I think the relationship are a little weird, it seems like everyone has a little affection towards multiple people

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  13. TN1 says:

    Goodlord! He won a best actor award n getting silly over such trivia scene!

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  14. advo says:

    Has there ever been a grand production that didn’t feature (multiple) love triangles. It’s as if TVB doesn’t think the audience will be entertained satisfied with a straighforward love story.

    I honestly don’t get the big fuss about Roy and Heather. Elena is very well kept, whereas Kenneth has always looked his age. And he’s only a couple of years younger. Plenty of couples have such an age difference, even with the woman older.

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    • advo replied:

      *has kept well

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  15. Cloud9 says:

    Because of this drama..tvb comes alive, almost all radio station start playing the theme song

    Few days ag at wet market , overheard some Si-La talking about this drama, ..

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    • raymond replied:

      you so funny. TVB has never die and will never die. TVB is the dragon head in entertainment industry since even before you were born. All popular artist also owed TVB. Before they famous all working with tvb.

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  16. Msxie says:

    Holly….Jayden…Heather…sounds like characters from a Hollywood script. The actors may as well speak English instead of canto

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    • Mt replied:

      The actors may try to speak English, but they really ought to stick to Cantonese. They sound so unnatural speaking English, yes, even Fala and Francis. The only person who really can speak English is one of the flight attendants, Eliza, I think. Listening to the rest of them pretend they could speak English is cringeworthy.

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      • msxie replied:

        They barely speak English and yet adopt English names like wannabee whites.

        Gotta respect most J and K-stars for having more pride than those in the Chinese speaking world.

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      • Tegan replied:

        Fala’s English sounds clear to me but I was surprised when I heard her speak because I thought she would have more of an American accent due to migrating to the US as a kid.

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  17. AC says:

    I’m sure Kenneth was “stiff”

    *ba-dum-bum*

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    • Mt replied:

      If this is fb, I will def ‘like’ your comment!

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  18. Sel_fi_wu says:

    looking forward for this couple! sure kenneth can have lots of chemistry with elena! funny that last time elena was with ron in silver spoon and now with kenneth all younger men

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    • Pi replied:

      Younger look older.

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  19. Pinky Kang says:

    Their english is horrible …..just like k-serial
    Come on these actor have grown up in hongkong
    N have learn english whole life but still…..

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    • Bubblez replied:

      I think their English was done on purpose, perhaps to highlight that English was one of those languages where they have to learn…

      I don’t personally believe that Kenneth’s English is that bad since he did grew up in Canada and went to ubc (and majored) before going to tvb.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        Kenneth is confirmed to speak terrible english. Despite the fact he grew up overseas went to university and what nots. 2 series already! Francis we all know isn’t an English speaker. Chilam surprised me. Ron also not English speaker. I am just surprised and disappointed in Kenneth’s English despite his education. Someone tells me he bought his degree or lied about it. I doubt it. Some do go overseas to study and mix with own ethnic group, stay in Chinatown etc. Maybe Kenneth is those types. His English has no excuse. More so he is supposed to be a pilot in this series. In SSSS he was supposed to have been educated in England. Makes no sense for him to speak bad english deliberately.

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      • Bubblez replied:

        Let me clarify some points:
        A. “buying” his degree / lied about it
        I’m not sure how they do it elsewhere. However in Canada, if people found out that Kenneth Ma has lied about his degree, it is considered illegal in Canada, specifically BC. There are severe consequences.

        A fellow tenant lied about his education and people found out. As a result, he was ONLY accepted to an actual college here.

        And you cannot buy a degree here in BC. Maybe, it’s allowed in other places in the world, but that is not possible in BC. A regular degree takes about 4 years. His program= 5 years. I have friends who are in the same program AND same school as Kenneth Ma..
        Kenneth Ma finished his degree before applying to TVB.

        B. UBC’s requirements.
        If you refer to University of BC’s website and their requirements, all of their students has to meet a certain English standard. The program that Kenneth Ma has studied is considered to be prestigious and quite hard to get into.

        Sources: https://you.ubc.ca/ubc/vancouver/elas.ezc , http://engineering.ubc.ca/eng/students/admissions/high-school

        C. Kenneth MA’s background…
        Kenneth Ma grew up in BC and then moved to HK because he accepted TVB’s offer to be a contracted artiste. He is similar to Linda Chung because both of them went to the same university except that Linda Chung never finished her undergraduate degree..

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      • Akira replied:

        Maybe, his character in TITS may to overcome language barriers. However, just because he’s a pilot, it doesn’t mean that his english needs to be superb.

        But I strongly agree with what Bubblez has said.

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      • Tiffany replied:

        Kenneth Ma participated in TVB’s Acting Class in 2000. He was 26 during that time.

        If he has entered UBC right off high school and finished his degree by late 1998/1999, it means he didn’t lie =__=

        Another way to check if he lied or not is to check his alumni status by going to UBC and check the alumni photos.

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      • Crystal replied:

        Bubblez,
        Let me first say that I don’t believe Kenneth would buy his education simply for one reason:

        He is an actor. Having a degree or not, it does not prevent him from entering the entertainment industry especially TVB. It isn’t like he’s running for office where you need some sort of education merit.

        Now then, about buying degrees. I never actually seen one being bought and even if I have peers who I speculate perhaps they ‘bought’ it… I wouldn’t go into any detail investigation. But in this day we live in, there are just too many possibilities of the impossible happening. Laws are written, yes. Those who follow the laws, of course they exist. Then we have those who crosses boundaries and following behind are those who are in support in crossing those boundaries. And finally the ones who crosses the boundaries completely and breaks the codes of justice. All these types of individuals exist therefore the whole buying degrees, I strongly believe it happens. Whether or not they get caught and if they get caught and allowed to be exposed by the media is another matter.

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      • Bubblez replied:

        I don’t believe it either Crystal but I wrote that comment because it appears the people who said that comment to Funn probably doesn’t know that universities in BC such as UBC and SFU has strict policies. And a regular degree program at SFU and UBC does take 4-5 years.

        And if I remember correctly, there was a pageant winner (Amy Chung) who did lie about her education and she got her contract taken away, got dethroned..

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      • Crystal replied:

        That is what I am trying to say, strict policies or no policies, not everyone follows. To those who break these policies, if they get caught, so be it. If they don’t, it remains to be unseen.

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      • Diane replied:

        “That is what I am trying to say, strict policies or no policies, not everyone follows.”

        True but if you don’t follow an university’s policy, you either: get suspended, get a nice record attached to your name/file or get kicked out.

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      • Crystal replied:

        We’re still talking about buying a degree right? Lol. How do you get kicked out or suspended if it was bought?

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      • Diane replied:

        I personally don’t think it’s possible. You cannot buy a degree here in BC. I think Bubblez has stated that very clear. Maybe, you can in China but not here, not in BC.

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      • Crystal replied:

        I am only stating my part of an opinion which is I believe it can be done simply because in this world, as soon as rules and codes of justice are implemented, they’re bound to be broken.

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      • Celine replied:

        People may choose to lie about their academic credentials.. However, if people are revealed (eg. Amy Chung who got dethroned because she lied about going to Harvard or something), well that will affect their whole lives.

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      • TVBFanatic replied:

        Sorry Crystal.. you cannot buy a UBC degree. Doing so cheapens the university, and were it to get out, would really seriously impact the reputation of the university.

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      • Crystal replied:

        And what are universities? A business.

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      • Crystal replied:

        Also, when I was speaking about the possibilities of buying a degree I am not specifically talking about one university/college. I’m speaking in general terms that buying a degree is a possibility.

        Yes, possibilities are hard for the human mind to accept because of the intangible-ness intact. However, just because the eyes don’t see, the ears don’t hear, can we completely ignore a possibility’s existence? Of course many choose to live that way whether consciously or un-consciously, that’s just how humans were created, I guess.

        I don’t believe in the ‘no it can’t’ or ‘there is no such thing’ or ‘that is impossible’ talk. If everything was so black and white in this world, follow the rules and you’ll be living a peaceful life. Or don’t follow the rules and face the consequences… there wouldn’t be so much problems in our society now. There is a reason why we live in the grey area and all the other fruity colors.

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      • Sammie replied:

        ” I’m speaking in general terms that buying a degree is a possibility. ”
        I believe that you can buy it in other places (eg. China), just not in Canada. I mean in China, they allow students to cheat. LOL. Here in Canada at a post-secondary level esp. BC, you both get zero and you get a academic dishonesty title beside your name. If it’s serious enough and at my university (SFU), you get a grade of FD (failed for academic dishonesty).

        “Sorry Crystal.. you cannot buy a UBC degree. Doing so cheapens the university, and were it to get out, would really seriously impact the reputation of the university.”
        This is perfect. Thank you TVBFanatic.

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      • Crystal replied:

        Again, what are universities? A business.

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      • Daniela replied:

        Again, what are universities? A business.
        ^ to you, it may just solely be a business.

        But here in Canada (BC), the students here pay 1.5k- 5k per semester.

        And like tvbfanatic/bubblez & other people, different universities have different policies. And it may be allowed in China & elsewhere to purchase a degree.. However, here in Canada (BC), it’s quite strict and like TvbFanatic said, it would ruin an university’s reputation on a domestic & international level.

        And kindly stop thinking that every university allows their students to purchase a degree.

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      • Nicole replied:

        Kenneth has said in an interview previously that when he was in canada, all he did was go to school and then back home to study. Thats why his english was so bad, as he didnt even get the chance to practice it much.

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      • Crystal replied:

        1.5k – 5k a semester?

        Here was the cost of my education and degree + certificate + license:
        Undergrad
        1st year: approximately 15k
        2nd year: approximately 20k
        3rd year: approximately 30k
        4th year: approximately 30k

        Post Undergrad
        1st year: approximately 50k
        2nd year: approximately 50k
        final semester: approximately 20k

        I was fortunate enough where I was waived the cost for my last three years of school due to scholarships and field work. That I am very much grateful for.

        Now back on topic, I do not know why everyone is getting rather defensive. I am a graduate myself. I do not know what is wrong with believing that there is a POSSIBILITY where people buy their degrees.

        And about the universities being a business. If you don’t think colleges and universities are a business, I don’t know what to tell you aside from it is a business. Reality is colleges/universities are one of the most successful businesses out there.

        Lastly, why is the truth of colleges/universities being a business so offensive to you? It doesn’t mean it’ll take away its value. You’re going to school, you pay for it and you get your piece of paper and of course the bountiful of experiences that comes with it. Now after you get your paper, well I mean degree, how high will your returns be? That all depends. So I’m not exactly sure why the fact that its a ‘business’ such a terrible thing…? Lol

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      • Crystal replied:

        But I am going to end there cause I see Nicole. She’s going to tell me to stop wasting my time again! LOL 😀

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      • Anon replied:

        “1.5k – 5k a semester? ”

        If a student takes all 3 semesters (Fall, Spring & Summer), 5k + 5k + 5k = 15k per year.

        ” I do not know what is wrong with believing that there is a POSSIBILITY where people buy their degrees. ”

        I think the whole point is that here in Canada, it’s way tougher. I asked my mom if it was possible to purchase a degree in Canada..

        Her response: No.
        me: What about US? No.
        Her: Unless the school is unknown/starting out or you have never heard of it, then it’s likely. However, if it’s well-known/popular university, it’s unlikely. In Mainland China, most likely.

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      • Crystal replied:

        Thank you Anon for you and your mom’s input.

        At least I don’t sense this ‘I’m gonna suck you up cause you making fun of my education’ kind of aura behind the monitor. Lol.

        Also, most students don’t take classes in the summer, right? But regardless it’s cheaper than whatever I had to go through and probably most of the other related medical students who pays in the US — but tuition does vary by state. NY just happens to be a pain.

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      • Bubblez replied:

        I hope that last comment wasn’t geared (maybe wrong word? If so, sorry..) towards me….

        Anyways tuition fees here in Canada also differs from province to province, and depends on the program as well. As for summer courses, I didn’t take any. However, most of my friends are taking classes during the summer.

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      • Crystal replied:

        Nah Bubblez. Never you. Lol.

        We conversed enough on here for me to know you never mean any harm. I hope you know its the same for me. Lol.

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      • Iris replied:

        Perhaps Kenneth, just like the rest of the Hong Kong/Taiwan/Korean students I tutored in college, was able to read and write tolerably well in English. His spoken English, however, sounds below acceptable.

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      • Nicole replied:

        Crystal,
        Nah i support your pov. People need to stop being so gullible. A number of students each year are accepted in universities due to donations, and we mean largish donations, like 100,000usd in harvard/yale etc. This is fact (go check out the articles on this). Now people are trying to say that if they pay 1million usd, they cant buy a degree? Pulease. And angelababy is au natural!

        it probably cost less at ubc than harvard.

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      • Nicole replied:

        having said that, i dont believe the school would outrightly sell a degree, but if the student has been failing, a donation may push him to the passing grade.
        But no, its not an over the table transaction.

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      • Crystal replied:

        Girl, you are my hero!

        Well then, at least now I know I am not the only oddball who holds this view. And yes “donations” in return for a seat or whatevs lol… business right there. Sorry, I just had to.

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      • Bubblez replied:

        “Nah i support your pov. People need to stop being so gullible. A number of students each year are accepted in universities due to donations, and we mean largish donations, like 100,000usd in harvard/yale etc.”

        I won’t question that for US Ivy League schools at all.

        But of course UBC isn’t as prestigious or their tuition costs as much as Harvard, LOL. However, in BC, UBC and SFU are the top 2 universities in Lower Mainland (besides Capliano University).

        As for bumping grades due to a donation, I would love if that happened but that really depends on the profs (at least in my university)..

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    • Diane replied:

      And plus, you needed to apply for graduation and pay a fee for the gown and whatnot.

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  20. Pi says:

    Grandpa Kenneth Ma looks sick.

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