• @llwy12 Well, according to the Bible, she has the right to end the marriage if Andy committed adultery, but she has chosen to forgive him. Yes, there are many things wrong with religion, because men create rules for people to follow. However, Christ followers only need need to obey God through what is written in the Bible. For the words of God is greater than any word of man. It is the LORD whom we follow, not man. I am a devoted follower of GOD alone, not any man nor any religion.
  • @silvernara Yea, I read about that too. My first reaction was also that Flow is trying to use the situation to gain fame for himself...either that or he’s been watching one too many TV dramas, as most of what he said sounds exactly like the plot line from the latest TVB series, lol. Also, the timing is fishy too....
  • @llwy12 Mandy is ridiculously pretty though. Jacqueline is quite compared to the women Alvin can get his hands on....
  • @llwy12 Partly true about being closed friends doesn't mean they would the same things. But the gang doesn't have a good record. William So got busted for drugs. Edmund got busted for drunk driving.
  • @karina I doubt Andy's mutual friends with Sammi (i.e. Big Four group and others) knew about it, as many of them are close with Sammi as well so I'm sure they would've said something. Now Andy's colleagues and friends from Sun Entertainment though, that's a different story, as most of them aren't close with Sammi (except for Andy's manager Paco, who used to be Sammi's manager too many years ago when Sun Entertainment didn't even exist yet). It's quite possible that Andy's friends/colleagues from his management company did know about the affair, but I wouldn't be surprised if they kept it to themselves, as they had no obligation to tell Sammi if they weren't close with her like the Big Four guys were. You can kind of tell from the way Sammi and Andy's mutual friends responded to the scandal versus the way Andy's friends/colleagues responded....case in point: Wilfred Lau (Andy's friend and fellow artist also under Sun Entertainment's management but who is not close with Sammi) was also at that birthday dinner and he said that he wasn’t sure why Jacqueline was there or who brought her and he didn’t ask, but he did say it was the first time he had attended a dinner party where Jacqueline was present (though typical Wilfred, he put his foot in his mouth again when he said that he did see Andy and Jacqueline drinking, but it wasn’t a lot and they didn't look drunk…but then he said he sat with his own friends at the dinner and left early, so he’s not sure about the situation that happened afterwards). So obviously Wilfred thought it was odd that Jacqueline was there but he didn't bother to question it (and he once again spilled the beans on Andy in terms of the drinking thing, lol). If it were one of the Big Four guys in that situation, pretty sure they would've said something because of their own (and their wives') close friendship with Sammi. Yes, I agree about Jacqueline wanting to go after Alvin Chau originally speaking volumes about her character. I actually kind of wish she did stick to her original target cuz Alvin Chau (yes, he is a pig) seems to be a perfect match for her, lol.
  • @niangniang I beg to differ. Just because people are close friends doesn't mean they are the same type of person or would do the same things. There are different levels of friendship and a myriad of things that could bring people together as friends, so it's unfair to broad brush and say that because you're their friend, that means you're just like them or have the same character. Each person should be judged on the basis of their own words and actions, not the actions of their friends (or even their families for that matter)....
  • @llwy12 The real question is how did they manage to keep this affair quiet for this long ? Did Andy’s close friends like William and Dicky know about it? If they did but didn’t do anything about it and purposely kept Sammi in the dark then wow I don’t know what to say. At least that Ken guy tried to unsuccessfully stop it. The fact JW tried to go after that pig Alvin Chau speaks volumes about her “morals” this woman has no shame. Ugh I wish Sammi didn’t forgive him so easily and quickly...
  • @jimmyszeto From that article (not the JS one but the original one in Chinese) that talked about her original target being Alvin Chau, it sounded like she was unsuccessful in getting close to Chau (not surprising of course) so she gave up and decided to target the lower hanging fruit (the next level execs and top tier artists). Maybe out of the execs and top tier artists, Jacqueline thought Andy would be the easiest catch? I'm not familiar with the execs at Sun Entertainment other than Paco Wong so don't know if Jacqueline deemed them too old? In any case, Jacqueline should've just stuck with her original target (in a way, Alvin Chau is perfect match for her given his track record, lol) -- she could've been set for life as a rich mistress and not have to go into hiding like she is now...
  • Read about this 2 days ago actually. Not sure how true this is but it does make sense, as to be honest, I always wondered why she would hook up with Andy of all people, since they don’t work together, they don’t have any mutual friends, they are from different generations, etc...what opportunity would Jacqueline have had to even get close to Andy? Some people were saying it’s because Kenneth knows Andy from the Celebrity Soccer team but honestly, Kenneth is not heavily involved in that team as a regular (I don’t think he even has time to go to practices due to his busy schedule) and it’s not like Kenneth and Andy are that close of friends nor do they hang out together often. Now it all makes sense.... Thinking back...those “mutual friends” who were there the night of that now infamous birthday dinner prior to “the incident” – I remember commenting somewhere that those couldn’t have been Jacqueline’s friends and it turns out many of them weren’t – they were either current or former Sun Entertainment people and/or friends/colleagues of Andy’s — Wilfred Lau was there, so was Alex Fong...also a few other people I recognized as working for that company... and that third friend who was in the taxi with them (I think his name is Ken), he and his partner work at the same company as Sammi’s sister, so I take it he’s actually Andy’s friend and not Jacqueline’s... I think it’s pretty obvious at this point that the affair between these two has been going on for quite some time already — the timeline I read was 6 months to 2 years...not sure which number is correct but the one thing that is “for sure” is that the taxi incident wasn’t the first time...
  • @llwy12 Jacqueline is really brain dead. What is there to gain from targeting Andy? At least going after a casino tycoon, she can live as a mistress with buckets of money happily ever after. With Andy all you are going to get is probably a good few nights with him in bed, a few designer bags and the satisfaction being able to step in the most high profile HK celeb relationship . Unless she was trying to use him as a stepping stone to meet tycoons, I don’t understand her thinking. Maybe this was the only way she could enter his social circle...
  • @littlefish Yes, I’m harsh on her but that doesn’t mean I’m not harsh on Andy too. Both of them are to blame as far as I’m concerned. The incident aside though, Jacqueline is getting a lot more hate because of actions such as befriending Sammi to get to Andy (or if it was the other way around and she was friends with Andy first and became friends with Sammi later, it’s still wrong to befriend someone and then bed their husband behind their back). And also the fact that Jacqueline should’ve known and anticipated the repercussions of getting involved with not just any married man but with Andy in particular given who his wife is and also their history and status in the industry – it’s one of those situations where anyone with half a brain would know to stay away if you don’t want to get eaten alive. To be honest, it’s hard to blame the media for painting her as a manipulative vixen because what else do they have to go off of given what is publicly known so far? Can they say she’s young and doesn’t know any better? No because she’s 30 and a mature adult, not some naïve teenager with no sexual experience who would be easily preyed on by an older man. Can they say she didn’t expect the public would have such a huge reaction? Well, unless she has been living under a rock the past 30 years, there’s no way she doesn’t know Sammi’s superstar status not just in HK but across Asia as well as overseas, so it’s a “no brainer” what a big scandal getting involved with Sammi’s husband would be. To add fuel to the fire, the way Jacqueline’s “apology” statement came out, it gave off a “oh sorry, it was an honest mistake, it won’t happen again” vibe which comes off as playing down the issue as though it were no big deal (yes, one can argue that statement was probably put together by TVB and they don’t have the PR clout that Andy’s camp has and it’s not Jacqueline’s fault she’s a small potato and her management company sucks – all true, but in the larger scheme of things, that’s just too bad). Basically, this is not a situation that can be simply chalked up to “inexperience” or something that blew up beyond Jacqueline’s ability to handle…her involvement (and I’m not talking about the taxi incident specifically but rather having an affair with Andy period) was doomed from the getgo so why she would even do it in the first place is beyond understanding.
  • @llwy12 I think their friends are stupid and idiotic for responding publicly to the affair, period. They should just forever stay silent on this topic because now even if Sammi wants to change her mind she has to factor in the pressure and views of her friends. Talk, give advice, say all you want behind closed doors if she asks for it but anything in front of a camera is unnecessary and only contributes negatively. Audience like us have no direct impact but her family and friends’ opinions do.
  • @jimmyszeto Religion definitely played a huge role in her decision. I agree with what @coralie said that the old Sammi would not have stood for this at all. It’s true that Sammi is a completely changed person after taking up the faith, though I think she became more devout than most because that was what saved her life back when she had reached the brink of her depression almost destroying her. Back in the old days, Sammi used to have the nickname “black face Sammi” because she always had a sour expression and looked pissed off all the time (I remember watching JSG back then and commenting how Sammi never looked happy even when going on stage to accept her award). The media actually dubbed her “鄭臭四” (roughly translated as “Stinky Cheng”) because of her bad temper but after she took up the faith, they changed it to “鄭四萬” after the Cantonese expression “四萬咁口” (which roughly translated means “grinning widely”) because of her transformation to having a good temper and smiling all the time (Sammi actually uses the moniker often on her social media and such, I think to remind herself of her commitment to being happy and content). Add to that the influence of her friends, many of whom share the same faith and so would have encouraged her to forgive. Of course, like @coralie said, her history with Andy and the obvious love she has for him were also part of it, but the driving force, especially based on the way she responded, was definitely her faith.
  • @diana80 I think it’s implied that Jacqueline is also forgiven as well, since by virtue of forgiving Andy, she is also forgiving his transgression which extends to those involved in the transgression with him. Of course she is not going to come out and say that, neither is she required to, but being as devout as she is, I don’t doubt that she also prayed for Jacqueline (following the tenet to pray for those who wrong us) and has forgiven her as well.
  • @rila LOL...thanks. :-) I understand people’s disappointment with her decision and it’s perfectly fine to feel that way. With the hastiness of the decision, part of me can’t help but think whether the statement was put out just to calm the masses and also for the sake of her friends and family so HKers and the media focus their efforts elsewhere.I mean, prior to her releasing her statement, the pressure on her to respond was enormous — it was pretty much the entire world (well, the entire local and international Chinese community at least) “on the edge of their seats” so to speak waiting to hear from her. Right after she posted her statement, friends such as Edmond Leung actually revealed that they were contacted by the media but all of them refused to respond publicly because they didn’t want Sammi to feel pressured to respond a certain way (since of course, if it were up to them, all their friends are going to advocate for Sammi and Andy to stay together)...after she finally responded publicly, then they all felt free to respond as well. But again, like others have said, things might change down the road...only time will tell...
  • @llwy12 I’ve read much of your blog over the years actually lol, it’s a pleasant surprise to see your reply. I’m not blaming her but gotta say that I’m not happy and very disappointed of the outcome of the situation. She’s a prominent figure and role model for several generations and this sets the wrong example and precedent. As an individual what she decides to do is up to her but since she is a celebrity, what she does affects the greater society and her decision was announced too quickly and hastily. What stands out the most to me is how hypocritical it is; i still remember how she came back to the music scene promoting her new image as a mature, independent and devout Christian singer but now she’s fine with having a cheating husband who does not respect the sacredness of marriage and would rather live with him instead of deciding to forge her own path for happiness. She might not be able to leave him and think it’s impossible to live without him now but no one came into this world already knowing their future spouse... sigh
  • @tammytam I agree with you. To me, there are 2 different decisions at play here -- one was to forgive and the other was to stay with Andy...in this case, Sammi chose to do both. While I do think the forgiveness piece was definitely due to her being a devout Christian, I honestly feel that the decision to stay with him and not give up on the marriage was influenced by other factors such as their past history and the amount of time they've been together. They first started dating back in 1991 and even during the period when they broke up and went their separate ways in terms of relationships, they were still very close friends, so the emotional investment was still there...having been in each other's lives for 28 years, that's not an easy relationship to break off just like that... @rila You make a great point -- there is definitely a difference between forgiving but going separate ways and forgiving but staying together. I also hoped that she was going to go with the first option (since there was already no doubt about the forgiveness part but she could've chose not to stay with him) -- but like I said above, most likely there were other reasons outside of religion that influenced her decision to stay with him. I don't fault her for her decision though, as I'm sure it wasn't easy for her having to make it. Besides, just because Sammi forgave Andy doesn't mean the fans or anyone else has to. Personally, I'm still pissed at Andy for putting Sammi in this position in the first place and yes this does change how I view the two of them as a couple...but that's just me....
  • @llwy12 I don’t think we should just believe that the main reason Sammi forgives Andy is because of religion. The likely main reason is that she still loves Andy and they have been so much together through the last few decades. Losing him will make her life incomplete and she probably can’t imagine living without him. Religion will help her keep calm though and analyse the situation. I don’t believe in any religion and really against it but if it gives people the peace of mind and reasons of life then it isn’t so bad..
  • @sun5shine4eve6 I'm a Christian as well and speaking from experience, it really depends on how devoted you are to the faith and how you apply its doctrine to your life. A Christian friend -- someone I greatly admire and respect -- once told me that everyone's relationship with God is different and there is no "one size fits all" method to practicing your faith -- just because you disagree with certain parts of the doctrine and therefore don't practice it doesn't make you any less of a Christian. I have some Christian friends who are super devout to the point of obsessive (you know, the annoying type who are preaching about the faith everywhere they go and chastising people who participate in any activity that is considered secular -- even I can't stand them, lol) while others are more laid back and rarely ever talk about their faith in public and definitely don't try to force their beliefs on others but are still devoted regardless. In the HK entertainment industry alone, there are many artists who are Christians, but not everyone is vocal about it and they practice it in different ways (which is perfectly fine). Some are more devout than others, some are only Christians in name but not in practice, etc. Basically, there are different levels of belief and not every Christian will handle things the same way, so I would say just go with what works for you. By the way -- Andy is supposedly a Christian as well, as he had to convert to the faith otherwise Sammi wouldn't have married him (yes, it is part of the faith that Christians have to marry Christians)....but look what still happened (my guess is that Andy is not a practicing Christian and probably not even an actual believer...he probably took up the religion just to appease Sammi...)
  • @wm2017 Sammi’s response is exactly what I would expect from a woman of faith. I share the same faith as her and was at one point just as devout, which is why I understand exactly where she is coming from...to be honest, if it were me back then and I was in her position, I probably would've done the same thing....but over the years, I've realized there are many things religion dictates that I don't actually agree with, which is why I'm now no longer a devout follower. Regardless of how I feel about her forgiving Andy so quickly (for the record, I feel she shouldn't have forgiven him that easily -- she should've waited and let him suffer a bit), at the end of the day, the decision is hers and I will respect it. Personally though, it will be awkward seeing them together in the future without thinking of this incident.
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