• @nomad822 their reputation in NY is pretty much the black hearted business owner. It’s always troubling that people can brag about their wealth but then treat their employees horrible.
  • Does it matter? It's her life to live; she loves kids and yes she's seems a better very hands-on mom than some who are in conventional legit relationships. Blended families are a dime a dozen in NAmerica. Even among PRCs trying to find a way out - manipulate/marry white dude, dump China husband and bring Chinese-children out. So Caucasian father, and 2 completely Chinese kids. Another China colleague's dad faked a divorce, married a local Cdn woman and brought his kids over. The poor local women didn't know any better until 15 yrs later, and the China wife is still stuck in China.
  • Not surprising. This family, Veronica Yip and her char-siu butcher looking husband (both quite uneducated) ... is very into being high-profile. Living like that means life is always 'on show' for people to see. Flaunting so those who want to salivate, can drool. I get the feel they always keep up with the Jones, or tries to out-do them. Life on a constant tread-mill. Very nouveau-riche kinda we have to flaunt it all. It cannot be easy to grow up as her daughter, bec Veronica seems the type to be 'on show' all the time. Every yr in Mingpao showcasing every corner of her home. Veronica tries to make it seem all flippant casual and all, but it all comes across as very showy and very contrived (including the recent one with her son's gf - living for days, with them). Depression doesn't come out of nowhere. The family prob has expectations of her kids ('face' to also show off beyond wealth), even though again she tries to shrug it off as nothing There're lots of uber-wealthy moms like that in my kids' schools (and activities - esp if you go to the top ones in your city) and they can be fairly obnoxious.
  • @nomad822 lol can you believe Gillian’s friends accuse Michael of being lazy and unmotivated that Gillian just want to push him to his fullest potential?! It sounds more like she wants to built him to save her face and bragging rights. I didn’t know that being a doctor is such a inferior occupation lol.
  • @nomad822 Although the doctor turned out to be not enough for Gillian, you can see that he had all the characteristics and early potential for her to flaunt. Young,Handsome, plenty of woman around him non-local, has own clinic. He doesn’t have all the characteristics as Edison who has good family background, handsome, ABC,can rap, Has own brand and style. No wonder she feels at a loss without Edison. The doctor is similar to Korean guy and Juno in terms of characteristics to meet her show off requirements. They have certain positives but the novelty wears off very quickly and not many are envious of her Afterwards. Obviously Juno now is a lot more accomplished Now than previously. Either way Edison meets the criteria for that type of average HK girl with a point to prove like Gillian...
  • @nomad822 I think you hit the nail with the whole investment part. Gillian probably wanted to invest for him to open another clinic for her own sake as in saving her face. Before Michael married Gillian, he’s already a co-owner of a clinic which imo is a very successful accomplishment for your typically working individual. It’s so complicated though with trying to open a new clinic and also trying to chase Gillian at her filming sites too, Michael bite way more than he can chew with this marriage.
  • They are BOTH not victims. I doubt this Michael dude is blind either. You marry a celeb with reputation and baggage behind her, you know what you're in for as well. He couldn't have NOT seen or figured out that she was very high maintenance either.
  • @joyce Errr ... the Emperor bevy ... you wonder about all their benefits, from the big boss. Joey is another. @hetieshou She 'invested' bec she wanted a bigger name than an ordinary nobody doctor. I see it as for herself. IF his is a huge chain - it's a different ball game than just a clinic. They deserve each other. This dude sounds as immature and shallow as her. He sounds quite like a Drama King type too.
  • @jimmyszeto Yes even that Tyler Kwon - part of her connection was he got to pave his way into HK-China mkt. And she was starry eyed with the Korean showbiz connection. Also he was probably playing in bigger league than her boring doctor husband. As for this doctor one - she wanted him to be 'bigger name'. NOT just a doctor hence her 'investment'. I don't see it as nurturing him (esp if there was no buy-in from him) = it was all just her wanting a bigger name, not just a ordinary doctor clinic. Sounds really like a Jacqueline Wong. Except she's a little wiser maybe. Esp after the Edison episode. But still sounds silly, esp when pushing on in age. If she doesn't bank and cash in on her youth and looks + the Edison bevy lineup reputation = Next, she can only qualify to be some chaebol-tycoon's mistress (even then they have plenty of willing 20-somethings to choose from)
  • @nomad822 I believe that Gillian is just someone who likes the limelight of being with someone cool. She’s an aged woman who still acts like a teenager. The men she has dated are all talented and/Or foreign who are well out of her league if she wasn’t a promoted idol. Others are looking at her finances, her celebrity status and that she is female. Evidently if looking at education and talent, she is hitting far above her league.
  • 1) They are BOTH immature 2) She struck me as wanting to get married, for the sake of getting married – don’t know what she was trying to prove. 3) After dating her Korean media-mogul ABC Tyler Chew (who played in different circles – Tyler dated SNSD’s Jessica next) for like less than a year and after Edison. She was learning Korean and thinking about marriage. Hullo girl? maybe you were a play thing, esp AFTER Edison. Edison). (4) She was also probably all starry eyed flattered that a Korean was dating her, and she got to see their show biz crowd. (Feather in her cap, since both HK, China and Taiwan like to emulate the Kcrowd and scene so much) (5) This dude, a mere doctor must seem very boring in comparison (6) She sounds materialistic (not just because of spending habits – hullo Jacqueline Wong? :P ) but also because she was interested in ‘boosting’ his career to higher bigger commercial levels. Couldn’t she just let the dude be, at whatever his level was?
  • 1) They are BOTH immature 2) She struck me as wanting to get married, for the sake of getting married - don't know what she was trying to prove. 3) After dating her Korean media-mogul ABC Tyler Chew (who played in different circles - Tyler dated SNSD's Jessica next) for like less than a year and after Edison. She was learning Korean and thinking about marriage. Hullo girl? maybe you were a play thing, esp AFTER Edison. Edison). (4) She was also probably all starry eyed flattered that a Korean was dating her, and she got to see their show biz crowd. (Feather in her cap, since both HK, China and Taiwan like to emulate the Kcrowd and scene so much) (5) This dude, a mere doctor must seem very boring in comparison (6) She sounds materialistic (not just because of spending habits - hullo Jacqueline Wong?) but also because she was interested in 'boosting' his career to higher bigger commercial levels. Couldn't she just let him be?
  • @mi520 Yes, I was about to chime in about Nic Tse too. These 'nice guy stand behind the woman through thick and thin' FAKE spiel do NOT mean a thing. It's damage control strategy they have to do for mutual benefit, of all. And prob company enforced.
  • No I don't agree. Player and Cheater are different. WHAT these dudes did is BEFORE marriage and settling down. They didn't deceive or cheat their partners while already in the relationship, and then try do damage control Cheating is Cheating.
  • @jesspepperwang Totally agree with both of you. Cut losses now, before he claims any stake to baby. Do not give the baby his last name at all - so NOT worth it. Or do this for the TVB gong show - sign on it, to claim maintenance he's responsible for ... and chuck him out. Better now, than later again down the road. 负心的人 Once a cheater, always a cheater. How genuinely sincere is he, to head back to her? Forced to come back more likely. It's toxic to herself putting up with it, and toxic for her baby-child growing up, to see such a relationship. between the parents
  • @nomad822 who is Kenneth Wong?hmm... please share any secrets you have..hee
  • "Even though she has no jobs now, Jacqueline is financially stable. She is receiving rental income from the property she purchased earlier." LOL! IF this girl were so easily satisfied and materialistically- content ... she'd have no need to drive the Porsche? she drove, or will just peacefully settle contentedly with Kenneth Wong (and what he has to offer).
  • @luye 1) personality outlook and mindset BUT could also be 2) different cultural mindset. ( I am familiar with seeing Jacqueline. used to belong to Vancouver dance school she, her sisters and mom danced in). The Tattoo culture is popular in Vancouver, Canada (even some Big 4 staff have it (just more private and less apparent). A little different from how tattoos are viewed in Asia.
  • Her husband is also from China. He's not Singapore born. Like Cecilia Cheung, Jet Li, Gong Li, Jacky Chann etc --- Vicky Zhao and her husband are Singaporean PRs.
  • @nomad822 Haha, nouveau riche grooming their daughters to become the next Kathy Tsui or Kate Middleton.
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