• @renac @jjwong Sick and tired of hearing about this money grubbing, pathetic fame seeker on the news all the time.This guy is way overexposed and overrated. He should just look elsewhere to earn a living but not in entertainment industry!
  • @jjwong my take is he always at the front, and she’s always at the back support him. So in the song, it’s from his perspective. And many spouses said things like that when they received gifts from their husband, but deep down they like it. I still don’t think Jackie is a great person or that his wife is great either (if I have that kind of influences like the song implies I do, I would do a much better job at helping his daughter), however, through the song, I can kinda understand why Jackie won’t help Ella, because he felt like he betrayed his wife (which he did, but only once he official paying and what’s not then it really become official), and this is why I don’t think his wife is great either. Anyway, I picked rain’s declaration of love for Kim Tae hee over this song :) however, this is a nice song, kudo to the composer and the lyric writer
  • @jjwong I can't read Chinese so I don't really know the feeling behind the original "simple-minded" but for me, I think of it as unpretentious, not materialistic, and easy going. I think it is a compliment because he is not attracted to a drama queen. Compared to him, who has had so many long years of delayed success and uncertainty, she is naive. I have only recently followed HK entertainment news, so I was not aware of how poorly he first handled their relationship. It seems most celebrities can not admit to new relationships, which is so silly. Anyways, I agree that I just want to watch good acting with some good writing.
  • His compliments about her sound like backhanded compliment. He made her sound weak and naive; he had to do everything and think for her to protect her since she's so "simple minded." I honestly don't care who he dates or not as long as he continues to be interesting on screen. It's just he handled their relationship at the beginning pretty badly IMO. He denied up and down when he could've simply said, we're very raw stage and let us naturally takes its course. If they're happy, hope they last!
  • His post and action are so hallow with alternative motive. It's still all about "me, me, me." It's not just his/my anniversary; it's theirs/ours anniversary. He went full circle to say he's thoughtful and would've show more affection but it's his wife fault because she called him crazy when he tried. *rolls eyes* Who tf thank other people, famous ones at that, when "declaring love" anyways? Lol, showy and braggy; hey, look at me I wrote a song and I am so important that I can get super star famous people to help. Lastly, what kind of declaration of love when there's no mention of love? Again, it's all about I I and I. How fake!
  • @jjwong "On other forums, many comments cursed and scolded at the emperor. They chose to believe Ruco is put in corner by emperor to be bad." Dumb isn't it? I hope they watched the last last last scene where narrator said as poor jiaqing stood alone overlooking his palace looking like the loneliest man in the most burdensome job that He shen's wealth was worth 10 years of the kingdom's treasury. How can anyone THAT corrupt be good? Pushed into a corner? I do like TVB's ending in the sense it shows he shen is so dumb and yet he himself never realised it, why he lost.
  • @jjwong I have been so tired so I haven't had a chance to catch up till yesterday. I like your recast group a lot. Much more interesting. I think the drama is still entertaining, acting good to great, Heshen has a couple more evil acts but I want more, Jiaqing is actually written very sympathetically, and the characters are dropping like flies. I have been dreading the promotional pictures of elderly Heshen and Elaine. I am so relieved that this scenario will not occur. I had high hopes for Joel's character, but that seems to be fizzling. The 11th prince storyline came out of left field. I think there must be a traitor in Heshen's camp. I do still like most of the characters. I know part of my affinity for Heshen is due to my bias for Ruco. Part due to my generally liking of smart, scheming characters. Also, I like Elaine's kickbutt character and since she loves Heshen so much, that feeling has transferred a bit to him. 2 more episodes left. I hope Heshen dies an awesome, dramatic death.
  • @jjwong Our culture is indeed, ridden with disingenuous people, but some overdo it more so than others. Only reason why I brought up Grace's pretentiousness was because @coralie mentioned the possibility of her being a hypocrite, so I said I wouldn't be surprised, as the two qualities often go hand-in-hand. Her phoniness definitely isn't a danger to me. I was simply stating an observation, and others can feel free to agree or disagree. In fact, I find Grace's posts/antics so transparent and childish that they are rather humorous. It's comical to me when people try to feign humility, despite their perceivable vanity.
  • @jjwong Here’s another example — this time ordinary citizen accusing famous talk show host in China. This follows scores more accusations outside of the entertainment industry (there were a bunch of reports earlier about sexual harassment being rampant across China’s high schools and universities and whenever students tried to report the abuse, they would be harassed even more by school admin and police trying to cover it up). So it looks like the message from China’s government (police force) when it comes to sexual harassment / assault allegations is: don’t even bother reporting to police because nothing is going to happen and you will only get mistreated in return. The default action whenever anything is reported to the police over there is to cover it up and then further harass the victims... https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/metoo-hits-china-famed-tv-host-accused-sexual-harassment-1129951?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=THR%20International_now_2018-07-26%2008:58:07_gszalai&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_international
  • @jjwong i think kids generally will make you mentally exhausted regardless of your age. They are demanding when they are young, and trying to figure out what make them happy, or juggling your kids with other people’s kids when they play with one another is also another factor that can make you exhausted. And even if you don’t have to deal with that, some random kids can just be constantly screaming and that after awhile will give you a headache >_> for sure that as you are older, you have less energy, but it’s really your mentality, if you want to be involved with the kid, you will put in the work, and many actually quite fit despite being older, so I don’t see that as a problem. If anything, older parents don’t tend to worry too much about their career and therefore can be more involved in the kid’s life.
  • @jjwong Shirley bounced back in terms of raising her daughter which is a mother's duty but she didn't admit she made mistakes. She just blamed her ex boyfriend and his family and cut ties with the child's father to limit the damage to her image. I wouldn't say she deserves praise. Maybe a bit of sympathy which was what she was strategically worked for....
  • To everyone responded thus far, my 2 cents. No one is 100% flawless, sinless and free of all wrong doings. No one. No matter how responsible you are. Mistakes happen intentionally or unintentionally. Everyone has wronged or been wronged by someone else. We're not perfect. Fortunately, we have the choice and free will to right it at least attempt to right our wrongs. It's more important to know and admit what we did wrong, then do something to correct it. Was it wrong that Anthony cheated? Absolutely. He acknowledged it and made up or making up for it by supporting his son by whatever means. He seemed to be involved in the kid's life instead simply throwing money at him. Kudos. Admirable. Just as we "praise" in a way of Anthony, we can and should "praise" how Shirley bounced back. Was it wrong for her to cheat, lie and cover up her lies? Absolutely. But arent that water under the bridge just as Anthony cheated in his wife for an extended period of time. She moved on, re-focusing her career and rising her daughter now.
  • @unknown I don't think @sugarcane is saying it's wrong to care about self appearance. It's the fact that she's posing and lying abouy not to care. At least, that's how interpreted the post. Google Are you living an Instalie by Ditch the Label on YouTube. That said. Grace is not the first nor the last to "pose for social media." That's how our society has become. So I don't "judge" her for it.
  • @m0m0 Are you in your 70s with teenage kid (s) currently? I know someone who's mid-50 currently with an 8 years old son. He tried to be as involved and supportive with his as as possible. Taking him camping, playing balls, going to Chuck-e-Cheese like places; much kudos to him. But at the end if day, he's exhausted physically. Mentality, he's hapoy as he can be because he spent time with his son. Everyone is different really. do want to ditto what @jimmyszeto comment. It's not merely a "scared tactic." It's simple fact. It'll take more toll on your body as 50s running around with a youngster than say 30s.
  • @llwy12 @llwy12 That's a damn shame. I'm not naive to think woman equality, or perception of equality is world wide phenomenon. But it's still so silly and depressing to see such none sense practices, both sexism and corrupted gov't. @littlefish Yea, I'm interested to see how Gavin and WJ crime turn out.
  • @potatochip They should've made HS bad at least starting half way through, eps 10-15. Eps 23 is definitely already too late. Preview of 24 is still making HS as a love sick baby, ugh how disappointing still. Oh, no. In my "recast," Wayne is HS. Ruco is JQ. So Joel as HS son fits perfectly lol. As for Joel's char, should've given Carlos Chan a chance. I think both would nailed their respective emotionally well. Speaking of Carlos, I just watched The Trading Floor eps 1. Storyline is meh. Too overtly dramatic. Wish they took The Big Short approach. The whole "revenge" for the loved one is so yawn-able. Acting wise, Francis reminds me of Jacky Cheung professor in Helios. It's good, and obviously expected Francis to do the char justice. Let's just hope the plot gets better. @jayne No coverage on TTF at all???
  • @jjwong @vell That’s the problem with Mainland China – there’s no rule of law over there, so pretty much anything goes. Lam Suk Jing did the right thing. Things like that happen in Mainland all the time and the only way to make sure appropriate action (though still depends on circumstances) is taken is to go public with it. It’s sad, but unfortunately that’s how things work over there. If they don’t go public with it, the issue will just get swept under the rug. Anyone remember the milk powder issue from years back? If people hadn’t taken that issue public and made it into such an international scandal, Mainland China government wouldn’t have done anything about it. Once it’s in the public spotlight and they’re pressured by widespread public outrage (the more, the better), then they take action. In this case, because Lam is a director and has the support of the entertainment industry behind her, something will definitely get done. Imagine if it’s an ordinary citizen though— even if they take it public, most likely nothing will happen unless it’s a huge issue (like the milk powder thing where babies were dying left and right and Mainlanders were crashing into HK in droves to buy formula)
  • @jjwong i can't say that i agree w/ the old age parent philosophy. it really depends on how many kids you have. having started a family, it is actually more mentally exhausting than physical. i am mentally exhausting everyday from my kids. i am really physcally okay though and i am no spring chicken. i think it's just something old people say to trick young people into having kids early.
  • @jjwong Yes, I agree, at this point in the drama, they needed to make Heshen more villainous. TVB is being wish-washy. I agree with you about the dynamics between Heshen and Jiaqing. Heshen caused the emperor to have to defend himself first. Heshen should have retreated when he had a chance but stubborn pride is making him fight back. I know his brother's death is suppose to be a motivating factor, but the too fast pace of this series is not carrying that feeling forward. Plus, this is purposeful, because vengeance is an "ugly" characteristic, so the writers don't want Heshen to be too soiled. Joel would have been good at portraying the characteristics of Matthew's role, but Joel is actually older than Ruco and playing his son would be out of place. Unfortunately, I can't think of a youngish actor that would work. TVB has a significant talent deficiency in that generation.
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