• @llwy12 You know, I used to feel damn sorry for Lin Fong-jiao as a modern woman/mother myself. Esp as someone who grew up as a kid watching Alan Tang-Chen Chen, Chin Han, Lin Ching-hsia, Lin Fong-jiao movies. Like how hard is it to be manning the fort with a dude who doesn't even know whether his son is in Elem or High school? Poor mom and child. Then when I learned Jaon Lin was the chief CFO of his finances And prob put up with all his infidelity escapades (including s'times affairs with actresses he favoured on set) as long as his affairs didn't meet public eye like Etta ... the empathy stopped.
  • @nomad822 Well-said! It’s sad what he did to Willie Chan, who gave up his own lucrative career as “golden manager” to the industry’s biggest names to focus his efforts entirely on him, only to be tossed aside once he gained international prominence (despite the fact that if it weren’t for Willie, Jackie would not have been able to break into Hollywood in the first place). He pretty much lost all respect from me ages ago. I also see him as nothing more than a monkey act. The only reason that Golden Harvest took him in was because they saw an opportunity to “harvest” another martial arts star after Bruce Lee died at the height of his career (by the way, speaking of biographies, there is a new Bruce Lee biography that came out over the summer which I read and highly recommend — it’s 600+ pages but well worth the effort). Yea, every time I saw Jackie on one of those American talk shows, it makes me want to throw up how ridiculous he comes across — he makes us Hong Kongers look bad!
  • @kolo NEVER found him an on-screen hero either. In fact other than the early Shaolin ones ... I stayed away from most of his other stuff, esp the blockbuster action ones. Not Hero to me, even onscreen - bec it's slapstick humour and all brawn no brain kinda 'acting' And he came across like a performing monkey. on Jay Leno. Maybe I am weird - I don't particularly enjoy Stephen Chow Xing-Qi either.
  • @llwy12 Yes Raymond Chow and Golden Harvest, as well as Willie Chan who shaped the " poor illiterate stunt man…." ... and seemingly a person without much gratitude either. Willie Chan and him - while they used to be like twin brothers - their relationship also soured towards the end, as Jackie went international. Regardless of how HK regards him as a 大哥 big brother (fame and $ does a lot) = he does NOT earn any respect from me. As compared to say enigmatic Mr Chow, who holds his own so well, even when on Jay Leno. And in comparison, Jackie Chan who comes across like a performing monkey. 丟價 to the Chinese. It's not hard to see how Etta would naturally prefer a female, over a male partner. If her dad is anything to go by.
  • @hetieshou @coralie 1) The new dude doesn't look much past a fit 45~50 yrs old ... despite being touted as 65. If his photo in the Infinity pool of Spore's MBS (the upscale Marina Bay Sands) is anything to go by. He was swimming with her 2 boys, while she was not in the water. 2) Being divorced is NOT such a huge deal in East + West openminded Singapore. It is not a very trad-mindset place. (eg My mom's hairdresser got divorced in her 30s with 2 kids, and is leading a great new life travelling 3x a yr with her new husband's family - and has opened her own shop with his help. They now have 2 new children, making a total of 4 kids whom the in laws take care of. She has been happily re-married for the past 10 years. Every yr, it's trips to Japan, Korea,HK etc = entire family, sometimes including inlaws) Whatever it is, all the best to Cecilia. She deserves a break. She's had a few hard knocks and yet soldiered on valiantly as a great mom, kudos. I hope she's finally found that someone who cherishes her; and will take great care of her/her children with thoughtful consideration and respect. 2) I was never a fan of either Nic or Cecilia. But post-scandal and divorce - it's not hard to see who's stepped up and taken great care of the kids - including bringing them along when working. (so much easier to just park them off somewhere ... out of sight, out of mind) 3) Cecilia made a couple of bad choices, and had hard knocks. While Nic's been a disconnected dad - whether in marriage (gaming at home, or away on gigs) ... and remains uninvolved, post-divorce. To me, she gets brownie points for all her efforts and sacrifices, including having had to contend with a rather materialistic MIL (Deborah Li) who was biased in favour of Faye. Nic was all about the show of being 'supportive' post scandal but it was all for overall image - just as he's not a great actor but manages to get by as celeb chef these days. Packaging.
  • @nomad822 I don't rly care about this article, but someone's dog dying and posting about it is not drama queen related. Dogs are family. Done. And I've had many episodes of sleep paralysis throughout my college years b/c I was sleep deprived. I do think as a woman in her late 30s, Gillian should be a little more composed but hey, everyone has a right to his/her opinion. From what I've seen in that new parent reality show, she's pretty moody/easily irritated and he's always trying to make her smile, so how long can he keep doing that? And I don't have the greatest vibes from him as he doesn't seem genuine but hey, who knows. I do wish her well as the media hasn't been kind to her. But she also needs to act her age.
  • @nomad822 every good system has a flaw :) one could only hope you adjust if you see what you are doing is wrong :) not all the time we are bad cop and good cop. It’s rather a generalised statement :) also at least for us, we always try to explain to our child that our partner love him and do things for him :)
  • @nomad822 I personally never experienced sleep paralysis but from what is described, it sounds scary. If I experienced it for the first time, I'd call my husband too and I'd expect him to do the same. It's not that you'd expect your husband to be your protector at all times but usually your spouse should be the first one coming up on your mind, male or not, if you can't depend on each other for big and little things then why even bother getting married? It's not a men/woman thing, it's a relationship thing. 'Males are not geared to listen' is a pretty depressing generalisation about men, incorrect too. I can't imagine marrying someone who's not good a listening and communication. Maybe my own experiences are just vastly different than yours with your partner but, as a very capable woman, I'm not ashamed to say that I can and will depend on my husband for everything whenever I feel the need to. No matter how trivial. And of course he can expect the same from me. As equals, I'm not his 'maintenance' and he's not my 'protector' we take care of each other. That's how a partnership for life should be.
  • @nomad822 yes,I am a male have been married for around 6 years so maybe I find it a high maintenance job if my wife called me during work or 3am in the morning over some tiny issue. Maybe other new couples enjoy being called up over these things. I dont know. I'm just basing it on myself and what I think how most men will think to a certain extent. Also for the 600 billionth time, this is my only username and I have been posting most weeks under this for years. My style of writing has always been the same.Straight up loose/aggressive style. Ask Jayne to check up on IP addresses or country codes etr if still suspicious.....
  • @nomad822 i'm not sure about kenix's situation because frankie doesn't seem like a laidback kinda guy. he actually seems like he likes being in control and not the other way around. now that kenix is the non-working, passive party, their marriage might work out. but like you said, it's hearsay. we won't ever know :).
  • @littlefish Playing good cop bad cop can also have repurcussions. Fine if it's a healthy family. Otherwise if a MIL, aunt or even dad manipulates (always getting kids to see him as favorite person, and mom as biatch) ... the mom-child relationship CAN suffer. You see it working with youths s'times. They even see their 'nice' dad as the long suffering one in the relationship bec mom is uptight, strict etc. Few would attribute their good habits, good grades etc to a very strict tiger mom. Only discerning kids can really filter. Bec it's human nature to enjoy the immediate gratification, play, yes option dads offer. Men - tend to worry less, and think short-term Women - tend to say no, bec they see the longer term consequences or see something as habit forming - even before they happen. Maybe won't happen, but they adopt preventive measures. Moms are more nurturing and instinctive about their kids/personalities ... Dads are clueless. More concerned about what works for the moment, will stop a tantrum etc. - just give in and say yes. Worry later.
  • @coralie True, and also maybe true he'd be castrated if he wanted divorce. We won't know unless we're flies on their home walls. Otherwise everything can be a facade in life. Kenix Kwok reads as another who is prob very controlling.
  • @nomad822 yeah, but from the scale of broken nail to sleep paralysis, i don't even think you can put them on the same level. one is a little pain; the other is a complete utter lack of control over your body. some people say they even have trouble breathing. seeking a comforting presence when something like this happens to you is natural & normal. don't crucify the poor girl just because she went through something alarming (though not life-threatening) and decided to call her partner in panic (i don't really think she really knows this is a natural phenomena, especially for a woman who changed her name 3x to rewrite her fate lol.) anyways the way i see it, you can call gillian ignorant, superstitious or under-educated, but what you should not be saying is that she's being a 'princess' for wanting to reach out to her partner for what she sees as an emergent problem. because at the time, maybe it really is an emergency to her and she wanted comfort from her husband.
  • 1) Yes some males would totally find it irritating gfs/spouses call at 3am over such a matter. Esp since it cannot be problem-solved either since he's not even there. Males are not geared to listen, but to find solutions and problem solve. Call an understanding gf/soulmate instead. 2) Maybe bf-stage. Esp if married (and the romantic lovey-dovey settles or dissipates) - it's not a forever romantic honeymoon. Do these calls repeatedly over small incidences, and it will be jarring on the relationship. NOT every male wants to be 24/7 protector looking after little birds. Esp not at 3am. Esp with capable 2018 females around ... many just as attractive as Gillian too, but with more intelligence. 3) More so when you're pushing 40, 50 less attractive ... but waiting to be comforted or rescued like a damsel in distress. Or super clingey over everything. Imagine a 20-something pretty capable female secretary/business partner also in the scene. Now who's more endearing? An overgrown 40-something princess who always needs to be protected or the sporty pretty capable toned secretary or business associate? 4) Whether Supernatural perception (yes it's an Asian belief (my mom often said it was some evil presence. or 'dirty' things in the room) when pressed down. So yes I get it. Or whether Scientific ... Bottomline - what can the dude do, on his end? You can so tell him about it later - NOT inconsiderately wake someone up at 3am ... I personally wldn't do it as a gf-wife either, UNLESS an earthquake happened or something. 4) OMG Drama Queens in the West are super irritating. over everything - be it I broke my nail or really OMG!!! my dog died on FB ... so drama-queen over stuff, regardless of magnitude. And all uttered in that same OMG OMG decibel tone. Ditto for all the Absolutelys and Oh REallys! I never saw drama queens as "princessy (bec many can be quite capable just drama), but I guess it could be that too. :P = > I am with JImmy on this - based on personal experiences. Yes I totally was nodding to this comment below (and I am totally 100% femme, love my Kdramas, love the dashing protective male (only exists in drama) ... Just older and wiser about REALITY 2018, than I was in my teens/20s. Also men who are touchy-feely like that can also be the wimpy easily manipulated hen-pecked type ... not mecc male protectors. So kinda Catch 22) " I don’t believe many men enjoy women who make a big deal out of everything. It’s too much stress and too much maintenance. Like I say it’s my opinion and i’m sure it does not apply to everyone…" Btw Jimmy might NOT necc be a guy; just another alias, of multiple aliases/monikers. ;) =.> An aside comment - that's Gillian's wedding dress?!? It's fine as a sexy gown to someone's event but your own - for permanent m'ries?
  • @nomad822 In past interviews, Anita says that she does not care as long as she does not know about it but her actions seem to show that she cares very much. Evidently shown when she has previously visited the filming set of her husband to demonstrate the 'I'm Here' statement to Charmaine etr. Also it helps that she is from the same industry because she will have plenty of secret agents working for her and report Chilam's every movement. There is almost zero possibility of Chilam cheating with a mistress without Anita knowing unless it is a one off in China where her surveillance will be lacking....
  • @littlefish Nah men feel less responsibility as a parent. And in a way, less wise (less mature in how they see things). And worry less, see less longer term than women. Immediate gratification for a child is great and makes men look great being Santa saying YES. Also the short term mindset: don't worry be happy ... it won't happen/hasn't happened yet. Stop being uptight paranoid. Whereas often women will say NO bec they can see the longer term consequences (habit forming for eg). Maybe part of nurturing instincts? There's consequences for playing good-bad cop roles. Discerning kids will realize the diff, but s'times the less discerning will actually grow to dislike the stricter Tiger Mom (esp if dad/MIL is the type to poison with words, to try create allies or there's just such family dynamics aka manipulation, s'times unknowingly). You s'times hear my mom's a bitch ... but my dad's so sweet from teens. Why? Dad is benign. The kid needs to filter/process it properly but it doesn't always happen that way = personalities are diff. Even with strong difficult personalities - Human Nature prefers the easier route, the sweeter route.
  • @passingby LOL. that's exactly what I said. She seems like the prison warden type, despite her outward comments to act flippant. There is NO joy though ... bec once the cat is away, the mouse will play. Or rather - the mouse finds other ways to play. Is there really genuine joy in that?
  • Errr, isn't she also Tiger Wife? Asking friends to keep tabs on him, and indirectly also reining him her own way?
  • @cutie777 Her current 'wealthier than Raymond Lam' 富二代 fu er dai bf is fairly young. Nowhere Isabella Leong/Grace Chan relationship age diff.
  • @nomad822 HK has their own bunch of vulgar rich - the pioneers of over-the-top ostentaciousness of the now deceased Mr. and Mrs. Kai-bong Chau with matching pink rolls royces and enough flashy decor and bad taste to render ordinary folks speechless.
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