• @littlefish We don’t know the truth behind the Elaine story anyway. Maybe Jackie has paid her off in one lump sum or pays monthly. Maybe the relationship between the mother and father is so bad that they can’t agree to make arrangements for the child.
  • @msxie0714 I prefer Jackie because he has contributed to the industry more. At the end of the day we as viewers can only judge what they put on screen. Both are terrible family men but good to have as a friend.
  • @littlefish I mean seriously ‘it’s even like the dogs were laughing at me’. He does know there are a lot of poor, homeless people living on the streets in terrible conditions right? Especially with him coming from China where there are a lot of rural areas and poverty.
  • @jimmyszeto you couldn’t say it any better! I had the same feeling reading the title then the article. While idm him in drama, his personality is a distaste, to the point where if I can I prefer not to watch any of his drama! And I might get backlash for saying this, but after reading whatever he needed to say, I feel like go buy those inflatable boxing doll, stuck his face on it and start hitting lol. Im not a violent person but this dude is seriously irritating lol, good motivation to get fit lawl!
  • @jimmyszeto you took the words out of my fingertips. What Carlos experienced is a real struggle. My respect for him has gone up some notches. He deserves all the good things that are coming his way, he paid his dues @IIwy12 as usual, very well said. I too commented on the unnecessary whining from Huang Xiaoming about trivial, petty things. I too was totally miffed at his pri Madonna attitude. Such a silly, entitled spoilt brat. A real struggle or crisis will kill him, for sure.
  • @llwy12 There are plenty who have been living off tiny base salaries and cheap bread in the past and currently now. Just need to look at the group of support actor/actresses that went to HKTV. There likes of Huang Xiaoming tries to gain sympathy because his ego is hurt from being criticised for crap at English and singing. There are actors earning pennies and treated like extras by crew and audiences but they have to grit their teeth and work on until one day they can be recognised enough to be criticised by viewers. Something that Huang Xiaoming thinks is the ‘end of the world’...
  • @jimmyszeto I know, right? HXM should be ashamed of himself for “crying” about so-called struggles that weren’t really struggles. Makes my blood boil when I hear rich, arrogant actors like HXM “whining” about being criticized for their acting or singing or whatnot back in the day – who the hell cares? My sympathy is reserved for artists like Carlos and many many others who truly did have difficult paths to fame and had to struggle with “real” issues such as trying to put food on the table or keeping a roof over their heads or had to deal with a variety of health issues resulting from their work, or struggled with family or other circumstances, and now that they’ve overcome those struggles, are immensely grateful to those who once helped them, even if it was someone who did something as simple as paying for their meal or lending them clothes. These are the types of “tough road to stardom” stories that we want to hear, not the “I got laughed at for my poor English omg it’s the end of the world” kind….
  • I hope Huang Xiaoming is reading this. This is a ‘real’ struggle.
  • I am partisl to the comments of @hetieshou and those of @jimmyszeto. Yes,we can all work hard and change our career paths, but having a degree will help our employers make the decision to hire us in the first place. @coralie, you said you have a degree in nursing, but you changed your career path to something totally different. Well, I have news for you. If you think that having that degree did not help get you hired, think again. It showed your boss and others that you are smart, Intelligent and capable of obtaining an education and a degree. It is a large foot in the door, a solid foundation to start with, and it makes people respect you. I see many times that the people who have degrees get treated better, and get promoted more than those without, although the people without degrees are doing the same job, and well, I must say. Having the degree is not all, don't get me wrong. When you get the job, displaying team workability, the desire to work hard and improve, good, positive rapport with others, the ability to listen, help, honesty, showing respect, willing to work unsupervised on your own, all these fantastic work qualities help. However, if you have that degree, it makes you a gem of an employee.
  • @funnlim @jimmyszeto @llwy12 - thanks guys. in one leisure weekend, I finished the rest of what I missed in one go. episode 12 was freaking funny - that dad/son pair is hilarious when they tried to fight their grandpa. this episode finally showed some synchronization between father/son and it seems the series is finally trending in a more positive direction. the plot turned the relationship into a less antagonizing position and i can enjoy it more. i can't say I'm in love with this show, because i still FF a lot of it, but it's nice to see our veterans strutting their acting chops while the newbies bring some heart.
  • @jimmyszeto I agree and some people just cannot feel even a little bit of pain in their life versus others who truly suffer. Sadly when anyone’s life is too good, even one little setback will make them cry like a baby. He and his wife are truly meant to be a couple. His wife is more annoying though, especially with trying to prove that she is natural when she truly is not. She must think we are all blind or stupid.
  • @jimmyszeto @funnlim They should’ve kept the original English title, as the current one doesn’t fit the series at all. In a recent interview, producer Amy Wong clarified that the Chinese title actually has special meaning, as do the personalities of some of the characters as well as some of the plot points. So far, I agree about not being sure where the series is headed (though watching previews and reading spoilers on the side does give some clues), but I do find the series refreshing, both in terms of cast and overall story. Personally, I was interested in watching this series because of Carlos and I’m happy to see that, so far, he hasn’t disappointed— in fact, he’s been the biggest highlight of the series! Wayne’s character isn’t likable, but for me, it’s refreshing to see him finally going back to his roots and playing bad guy / semi-bad guy characters, which he hadn’t really done since he became TV King so many years ago. John Gor’s acting is his usual excellent level so no complaints there. Joel too, he’s been doing great as well with the little screen time he has. On the female side, Elvina has been holding down the fort pretty well, while Rosina has been decent, though a bit unnatural with her acting...perhaps she is trying too hard with the Japanese thing. Pat Ha hasn’t had much screen time so far but I’m going to assume with Chris Lau finally entering the picture, her role will probably be more dominant in the second half. Both Helen Ma and Mary Hon have been excellent as well in their respective roles.
  • @jimmyszeto I know, right? You said it right. Looks like he is an over the top drama personality, just like his wife. I too thought the lowest point of HXM's life was exactly like you described. His ebiz life has been very pampered and easy, despite the fact that he is no great talent. Other artists are struggling and can't get on the roster like he did. They struggle to pay bills, put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads. They also get depressed because they know they are talented and just cannot seem to get a break. Huang Xiaoming lives high off the hog while running on minimum talent. I have noticed that he says the most asinine things when he opens his mouth.
  • @jimmyszeto I know there are people, celebs and nome celebs, are like that; attentiom w-hores. I don't see an issue with that. You do you; like okay. But then they pull in their kids and families, I'm like wt... I hate reality shows with kids. I hate even more when people actual enjoy watching them. It's highly creepy, imo. The west is the lead in exploiting kids though. They're notorious. Honey boo boo. Tiara Toodlers. Kids on talent shows. Korea is becoming/trending this lately too.
  • @janet72 If a guy my age dates my daughter in the future, i'll probably knock him out tbh...
  • @jjwong Celebrities are addicted to the limelight. They can't accept it when others are in the news and themselves are not. Taking these photos which are supposedly 'for a good memorable experience for the couple' but then they release it to public. What they want more than anything are comments of constant praise such as 'beautiful' and 'gorgeous' from people on social media which gives them enormous satisfaction. Ella Koon is also prolific at doing this. Minor celebrities who crave attention. Likecelebrities say they take their children to reality shows 'for bonding and experience of spending time with them'. Spending time with them is taking them to the local park. Not taking them onto a reality show to be potentially ridiculed and judged by viewers. We in the west also have many reality shows but at least we do not unethically exploit our children for money and limelight. There are few children who grow up and enjoy seeing past embarrassing actions or photos of themselves...
  • @jimmyszeto I agree and many fields have skills that can overlap which would be good for people who want to change careers. The basic skills learned in school is what helps define us as a person which is why when you are educated, it shows versus someone who is not. It is not just the subject matter but the whole experience and the other skills that we acquire not just the subject matter. A degree is not just a piece of paper to get your foot in the door. It is sort of like how some say that a marriage certificate is just a piece of paper but it is much more than that. It is the meaning and significance behind it as well. Sadly many do not get that...
  • @jimmyszeto Very well said and even though what I studied is relevant to my field but I had to take a lot of GE classes which helped me expand my knowledge in other areas. I find it sad that some just do not value education like they used to. When someone is educated you can easily see it versus someone who is not. Yup, we put so much blood, sweat, heart, effort, endless nights of studying, pulling all nighters,etc... just to get our degree. I find it sad that some will disregard it as just a piece of paper. Physically that is what it is, but the hard work and effort that we put into it and what it represents is what’s important.
  • Huang Xiaoming should * and spare us from these pathetic sympathy stories. When I read the title of the article ‘lowest point of his life and dogs seems to be laughing at him’ I expected him to reveal that he used to earn pennies and lived on the streets or possibly had depression. It turns out he felt so low due to some deserved criticism whilst he was still ‘leading all the biggest mainland productions’. He has had the smoothest and luckiest of careers and it rubs salts in wounds for most actors since they would give their right arm to have Huang Xiaoming’s lowest points. Now he is muttering this ‘I cant let anything happen to me because I have a family’ rubbish to display he is a great human being. Give me a break! You would think he was near death and taking life theatening risks with these pathetic comments. I’m sure we feel for him. He’s had a tough run.....
  • @jimmyszeto I forgot about Eliza. Another terrible actress. So many years in tvb and still no improvement. Priscilla wong is another one.
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