• @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.
  • Puleeze. How pretentious can anyone get? BOTH these 'debutantes' moms were near-p**n, or p**n stars. Nina Li-chi (Jet Li's wife) Chingmy Yau 洗底, 洗根 (washing background, washing roots much? to social climb). - for entry into better fish to fry pool for marriage prospects
  • @nomad822 I didn’t know Karena had an education beyond secondary school. Thought she can from a barbecued pork selling family and went straight into finding work at a very young age....
  • 1) "needs posing tips"= yes LOL. 2) "What she lost out to Raymond’s ex-girlfriend Karena Lam (吳千語) in terms of educational qualifications, Carina has more than made up with her mature personality and obedient traits, in addition to possessing a 34D figure."" Errr I think it's Karena NG - and someone who has dubious education anyways. I don't think anyone can "lose out" to Karena Ng's dodgy education standards (but maybe CAN lose out to her excellent EQ to social climb + ambitious gold-digging skills) :P Karena LAM is Cdn-Taiwanese based in Taiwan. She is CBC who hails from Vancouver, and speaks decent English
  • @nomad822 A waiter becoming a self made billionaire? If so then we must all admire the guy irrelevant of all his womanising. Sometime people focus too much on negatives instead of their achievements...
  • 1) yes Heidi was already linked to him, when Alvin Chau was only a waiter. so in part she worked alongside him, as they worked their way up. though I don't understand WHY she doesn't just dump him and get her share of their fortune that is due to her. what use is holding onto a husband like that? 2) Mandy Lieu is just a golddigger, hanging on for dear life. So now she has three kids too, and all will be illegitimate. Poor kids. BOTH women are stupid to compete with each other, to pop babies. Dump the dude!
  • @nomad822 Don't blame the baby making machines, blame the stupid Asian values for being overly obsessed about continuing the legacy. Where there is a demand, there is a supply. The baby making machines are just satisfying the fantasies of the old farts to have lots of descendants for a price. I see their relationships transactional, not familial.
  • Michelle Reis - alrdy known 'gold-digger'. Being mistress back then doesn't faze her too. The couple was 'kerbed' on spending by being given a limited monthly allowance or something? by Julian Hui's late dad. These women - most sound like baby-machines. Rather than women to role-model; imo kinda embarassing actually to the 2019 independent modern educated woman. Many probably resort to feminine wiles to get therre too. Price for every baby popped out (negotiated?) ; and all the better to have more kids. Bec each kid means more rights + opportunities to their share of family fortune too. Materialistic gifts with each birth, and more rights to family fortune with every new member they pop out. That's what Stanley Ho's children are vying to do this yr, aren't they? All getting married and popping out babies - so they can get more justifications to more fortune? I hope these folks are just as RESPONSIBLE about shaping their kids well, that they pop out. Rather than have them be more jet-setting superficial socialites aka spoilt entitled brats. As some can be (plenty parked in Vancouver - all arising in the HK vs China spill-over. There was a huge show of might with all the Lambos, Maseratis, Lotuses parading etc some wks ago waving flags)
  • @nomad822 It is not a matter of education only. It is the English language skill. I agree that North America has a pretty standard and relaxed education system compared to Singapore, Korea, Japan, China and even Hong Kong. It is very very competitive in Singapore, Korea and Japan. I am not sure of the ones in China. However, the standards of English languages skills (written, and spoken in particular) in the US, Canada, England, and Australia are surely higher than the countries in Asia. At least the parents hope their children to learn better English in these countries.
  • @nomad822 some expat HK celebs were just as guilty of the same things. Dodo Cheng bought a mansion in Vancouver that was mostly uninhabited because she lived mainly in HK. She also got into trouble for neglecting to pay local taxes. Nicolas Tse's parents lived a typical HK noveau riche lifestyle during their years in Vancouver. Nicholas himself was a bad student and got shuffled around different schools from one city to another. It's sickening that 'communist' China has produced so many who are aping the crazy rich of HK, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, US, Philippines, etc.etc.
  • @jimmyszeto Yes totally. the uber wealthy ones (and with kids who can study) will also send them to private schools (buying culture and class they may not have) = > Ivy League. Others like the FOB (fresh off the boat) wealthy go around buying Lambos, Lotus, Ferraris and Maseratis (many in this city) - vroooming to high school with them. We even have Rolls Royce in this city, these days - existing on the same street with the (very common conventional by Vancouver standards) - Tesla, Beemer, Audi, Range Rover and Jaguar etc showrooms. The FOBs wear totally ridiculous stuff like those fur-lined Ferragamo mules. /// And for those who cannot study - the parents can also pull them out of one school(Vancouver) to another in another city (LA) to another in UK .... they have the moolah, the schools take them .
  • I live, play and work among PRC families in Vancouver - uber wealthy (like the Huawei types) and the low income. Among the uber wealthy - for yrs, many birth here, even buy $6 million homes (plus a few), Homes that they leave empty (when the kid is only 1) - for the grandkids' to attend Kindy = > University. (Though imo - it's kinda stupid. Compared to Asia - North American Education Standards are pretty sucky in public schooling. Grammer, Spelling, Math and Sc foundations are all sub-par. /// IF they have that kind of money - why not private schools?) It's also a way out re: collecting multi-passports for 'insurance' in volatile China. Singapore is another popular PR destination - but harder to make the grade to be PR, compared to US and Canada. Many sit the 3 yr jail term in Vancouver (移民监 yi man kam in Cantonese or yi min jian-yu in Mandarin) ... and leave. These days Canada has implemented an Empty Home Tax since last yr - which can be $20K for some (a client). But these folks don't mind paying. At most, they get a trusted friend to live in there - for FREE, no rental. Canada is also finally waking up and also are stricter about addresses when it comes to renewal of Driver's Licences - as some foot Medical, but are not here. /// Most declare NON-resident status these days, or switch to Citizenship.
  • I am no fan of TDramas in general - too noisy, too unclassy uncouth s'times. Very few made the grade for me except for some of the addictive classics: 下一站幸福 (Autumn Concerto), 命中注定我愛你 (Fated to Love you), Iswak ... and a couple of the early Rainie Yang-Mike He ones. Otherwise to me ... some T Dramas can be OTT in plot, or the acting is OTT BUT, with the exception of the irritating Exes (Esp HIS. and her face+ dated dressing is extremely annoying too) ... this is one recommended enjoyable Drama with sizzling chemistry. Jasper Liu esp - my first time watching a drama of his - he has loads of potential with nuanced acting. While it was mostly a great ride from start = > end ... and the Ending wasn't stoooopid or conveniently wrapped up rushed too, as many KDramas can be .... ep 11, 12 were somewhat meandering. I wished they had a little more couple time though ... rather than tweak out all the company related issues - seriously, other than his very delusional Ex, who really cares?
  • Precisely. There's little meaning left in this relationship. I would just move on. What's the joy in having this dude physically besides you, just because you control him financially? Heart isn't there.
  • An MBA these days, in Vancouver, is a dime a dozen. I know her mom Anna (my former dancer teacher) - Jacqueline was one of the school's top dancers in Chinese Dance, so were a few Ms Vancouvers they churned out. IF I am not mistaken = all 4 daughters including her celeb eldest sister Scarlett (UBC too ) all have Bachelor's degrees Vancouver is a fairly materialistic city full of many wealthy Asians (at least 50% Asian) driving luxury cars. Jacqueline's mom has always been driving a Merc C class. To this day, I really cannot fathom WHY Andy Hui, when there are so many rich fish to find in this city. for eg: some PRC dude bought a C$5 aka US$3.8 million car (taxes alone was C$900 000): https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/chinese-tycoon-s-son-complains-about-b-c-taxes-on-purchase-of-5m-supercar-1.4378611
  • @m0m0 University of BC Yes it is, and still is - the all rounder average to get into Sciences is 95% average. Business 90-93 % A average, depending on cohort competition for the year. Even Arts was a 89% cut off AB average last yr. UBC is the hardest one to get into locally. The easier one is SFU (Simon Fraser) and U of Victoria is also easy (but not on mainland Vancouver. Then the easiest (because fewer want to head out there is UNBC, in the interior). During my time, friends were getting in with a 2.5 GPA into SFU. Whereas admission criteria to UBC Arts (dependent on faculty) was at least 3.3 The stringent ones like Business 3.5 and up for Sciences and 3.7 GPA average (ie all As) for Engineering. Actually much harder to get into UBC these days - interview, letter of interest to promote yourself and CV (yes they look at activities, clubs etc too these days) It's NOT true that with more PRCs that standards are heading down. In fact it's heading up - the Asians here, esp the richer ones and there are plenty. They are a very competitive crowd and (esp the richer ones living in the Westside) armed with Orchestra, Music (piano and one string instrument like Violin or Cello) Dance, Fine Arts certification and competition experience medals.
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