• While I agree with the sentiment that Fala’s role in this series is being blown out of proportion by the HK media, there’s no doubt that she (or her manager) made the right decision to participate in this series, especially when compared to other Chinese actresses who’ve tried to break into Hollywood. Her role in The Undoing may be minor, but the series itself is high profile (production team – specifically scriptwriter and director — are well-known), airing on a channel that is widely watched (HBO), not to mention getting the chance to work with such globally recognized, award-winning artists as Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant. I haven’t watched the series yet (though I’m familiar with the story, since I read the book that the series was based on), but I’ve been following the news on it and in addition to the good acclaim the series has been getting, there is also already talk of it potentially being a front-runner for awards next year (which I’m not surprised about, since Nicole Kidman has been on a winning streak in terms of the projects she’s been involved with the past couple years). For Fala to be associated with this series, even in a limited capacity, is already a huge win for her, as it does raise her profile considerably regardless of how she performs in it...doesn’t matter that the role isn’t “sizable,” at least not in this case.
  • @llwy12 I bought the book and just received it! Got to say she writes pretty well for a non pro
  • Kuson looks pissed off, probably because his parents are disturbing his sleep by kissing him like that, lol....super cute though!! :-)
  • @bubbles23 Yup, it’s available on Yesasia right now. Here’s the link in case you need it (note that this links to the U.S. site): https://www.yesasia.com/us/where-the-heart-is/1094092191-0-0-0-en/info.html
  • @llwy12 wish I had gotten it preordered t.t So it's available on Yesasia right now?
  • @bubbles23 Ah, ok. Yea, that pre-order thing was a special event that was limited only to HK. I think originally she was going to officially debut the book at the HK Book Fair (since the release date for the book coincided with that), but since HKBF got cancelled due to COVID, those plans all got scrapped. Hopefully her fans are still able to get the book via other means! :-)
  • @llwy12 not yesasia, the preorder is through the publisher I believe. It's the link in her fanclub instagram.
  • @bubbles23 At Yesasia? Hmm...odd. I actually ordered mine a few days after it came out (didn’t pre-order it) but I didn’t have any problems with it shipping internationally. In fact, I order from them all the time and except for a few instances where they couldn’t get the book from the supplier in time, I rarely have any issues with the books getting here (well, except for the amount of time it takes...sometimes I have to wait a month but it will still get here). You might want to check to see if your preferences are properly updated. Mine automatically shows shipping preference United States when I log in and even when I change the language to show everything in Chinese, it still shows that I’m viewing the U.S. version. I created my account a long time ago so I don’t remember exactly but I think there is something that needs to be set up during account creation where you have to choose the specific country/region you’re in and it affects what products you have access to....
  • @llwy12 it was available to ship internationally as pre-order, but now in the official link there's only shipping for HK.
  • @oligodendrocytes Officially, it’s only being released in HK (and possibly other parts of Asia), so you won’t be able to buy it in bookstores overseas of course, but you should be able to order it online from another country if it’s available. I’m in the United States and I usually order from yesasia.com...they are based in HK so the shipping will be a bit more expensive though. You can also try to see if other websites have it (though there aren’t too many reputable ones for Chinese books unfortunately). If you have relatives in HK, the other option to consider is ask them to buy it from the local bookstore and mail it to you.
  • @llwy12 I too also want to read Ali's book she seems very down to earth and mature with good insight on life. Is the book only available in HK and in Asia? Its not available internationally right? Just cuz I'm based in UK. I too cannot read Chinese well only a few basic words here and there but I have friends that can translate for me hopefully lololol
  • @conan2209 Wayne’s book is called 戲劇浮生:黎耀祥論演技與人生. It came out back in 2010. I bought mine on yesasia.com back when it came out, but when I checked recently, doesn’t look like it’s available anymore. Here’s the wiki page that has more details...hopefully this will help you search for it online: https://zh.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/戲劇浮生:黎耀祥論演技與人生
  • @llwy12 oh, didn’t know Wayne has a book! May I have the title? I’ll try to get it online! Based on interviews with Ali, it’s all about her growing up and her personal experiences, nothing glorifying. She mentioned she didn’t even want photos of herself in it but was dissuaded from the idea
  • @llwy12 I am interested too. I unfortunately can't read Chinese, so will have to make do with a summary. That's really neat about the books by Sunny and Wayne.
  • @conan2209 Sure, will do! Still waiting for the book to arrive via snail mail (hopefully in a few weeks). I totally understand about being skeptical of artists’ writing skills, though I’ve found that it really depends on the artists and what it is they are writing about. The 2 books that Sunny Chan wrote about his experiences raising his autistic son were really good. Wayne Lai wrote a book about his craft (acting) that was also quite good. On the other hand, I’ve read some really bad ones too (mostly autobiographies where the celebrities spend too much time glorifying their accomplishments, lol). Let’s see which side Ali’s book will fall in...
  • @llwy12 do let me know if it’s worth reading, I’m always skeptical about artiste’s writing skills
  • @potatochip I agree! Ali is one of those artists whom I’ve felt neutral toward since her debut – meaning that I’m not particularly impressed by her acting, but I’m not turned off by it either. Basically, I’m comfortable watching her onscreen, but I wouldn’t tune in to a series / program just because she is in it. As a person, she does seem intelligent and well-spoken and definitely has high EQ (which is obvious from the gracious way she has handled the whole unfortunate debacle over her technically non-controversial comments – overall, I felt that whole situation was stupid and silly and blown out of proportion by a few oversensitive dimwits with too much time on their hands...). I also appreciate her personality – low key, genuine, not afraid to speak her mind even if it gets her in trouble – which, more and more is exceedingly rare in the HK entertainment industry....in this day and age where the trend is for artists to either give lip service and tell people what they want to hear or suppress their thoughts in order to protect their careers, an artist like Ali who has substance, personality, and good attitude is definitely refreshing! I’m actually looking forward to reading her book and seeing what other insights she brings to the table.
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