• @nomad822 Uhm, if a commoner use the name Rafael, you also assume they pretentious? Couldn’t it be that Rafa Nadal is a great role model? Rafael is also an angel, just because it’s written differently than its English counterpart, it’s still the same sounding.
  • @nomad822 I got my name after 'Jimmy White' because my family had poor English since not arrived in England for long back then and watched a bit of sport on TV so chose this name. I gave typical English names to my children, 'Ethan' and 'Ellie' because they need one to get by in England. There isn't any need to stand out by pulling out a flashy name. Well Kevin and Grace's are through and through Chinese (yellow skinned). The child will also need an 'English' name to get by in Hong Kong since English is widely used. How the hell will giving the child a Spanish name going to be any use apart from for the parent's own benefit of showing off by being different. Quite ridiculous....
  • @nomad822 agree with you on the name thing, though sometimes people just use straight up pinyin for their english names, i.e., morton cheung, kamen, etc. and english names are generally easier to remember IMO. disagree with you on the shotgun marriage thing. i think it cheapens the idea of marriage when people do it purely to prevent others from badmouthing them (which they do anyways, so don't see the point.) and then you see all these celebrities doing the same thing, moses & aimee, grace & kevin, linda & her hubby (though i believe they were actually registered prior to the wedding. i wouldn't hold a wedding in that case until after my baby's born. i would never do something as tacky as shotgun), hawick & yang mi, ruco & phoebe, leon lai & his wife, aaron & moka, feng shao feng & zhang liying, athena & paul wong, and the list continues. they're not doing this because they see each other as lifetime partners before the kid came along. they're doing this because the kid came along. talk about insincere. it's more of a responsibility & a show for others, not true lifetime commitment to be with each other stripped of extraneous causes. why are my comments getting these "awaiting moderation" notification? did i piss off some comment mod @ jayne?
  • @jimmyszeto 1) Totally Agree. It reads: 1) pretentious 2) attention seeking at the same time = wanting to stand out (same with Torres back then. And Pegella for Gigi Lai. 3) ignorance (ie English wise. Whether official or unofficial (made up) - ie SIRE Ma omg). My respect goes out to folks who are proud of, and hold on to names that are officially doled out to them rather than making a Western one up ... esp one that is stooopid - when you get introduced to a Westerner. Chanel, Gucci, Apple ... :P (Cash for Cally Kwong's dog - indicates the mercenary lurking within despite all the surface Buddhism talk) 2) Beautiful looking healthy baby, and congratulations to the happy new couple. 3) Doesn't matter a jot in this day and age (2019!) whether it was shotgun wedding or not. They were happy and contented with each other, and stable in their affection for each other and the relationship ... and that's all that matters imo. A baby (unexpected or otherwise) is just cream on the cake - a bonus. And he dotes on her ... that's a good basis and great news when the dude is more in love and willing to do/sacrifice more (the rest will erode with time bec by nature-default many responsibilities will just naturally fall with women. Parenting for starters - which baby will look for Dad's breast for eg? :P ).
  • @nomad822 I don't disagree with you. Year 1 in university in North America is very similar to A level in the UK system, but not quite in Year 2. For piano examinations, I cannot comment on them. It is true that we have 10 grades in Royal Conservatory Examinations, plus Performance and Teaching Certificate, while there are only 8 grades in the UK system. In a way, why does the North American educational system waste extra years of a kid's precious time to stay in school for a longer time studying the same subjects while kids in UK/Australia can start working and making money at the age of 22. All graduates in professional programs in North America are at least 24 years old and up and 33 for a neuro-surgeon when they start their first full-time job in their professions.
  • @orchid123 I was schooled in BOTH systems: 1) Singapore up to O and A Levels (ie junior college or pre-Uni) 2) Canada (ie the NAmerican system) for University. The NAmerican system Yr 1 and 2 are very very easy - it's akin to even O Levels = mildly A Levels. I I also took Piano beyond Gr 8 level, up to Teacher's Diploma (UK - ATCL)level back home, It's only the Associate Diploma, not the Licentiate Diploma (harder to get). And I would say even at Gr 8 and ATCL level (UK) ... their Theory and History knowledge expectations are higher than the Gr 10 Toronto Conservatory expectations, and higher than Yr 1 and 2 University Music Dept expectations. Which is why - a UK degree (they only have that many Uni) can be held in higher esteem than US degree back in my time. Esp those from Oxford and Cambridge (2 cohorts made it to Cambridge). Even if you don't make the grade for Uni in NAmerica; it's so easy to slip into a community college, boost your grades to As (also very easy) .... transfer, and still get into a decent NAmerican uni. Or there are tons and tons of US colleges and unis ... all of which award degrees. Which makes it all kind of 'dubious', since standards so far LESS stringent.
  • @nomad822 it's really an insult and embarrassment. Julian's ex wife must be having a good laugh especially since Michelle broke up her marriage. what I didn't know is julian is a skirt-chaser and not very capable running a business.
  • Money and power backers like Albert Yeung also does a lot, over the years She looks elegant-groomed now, even pretty - in that picture up there. That, wasn't how I'd describe the Joey Yung before.
  • Women make their own choices in life, and as they say - you make you own bed, you lie in it. Such is Destiny/Fate - she always stuck by Joe Nie, even taking care of his parents. When at her peak - youth in Army all had her as their pin-up idol ... and anyone from Uncles = Boys would line up for her.
  • @mike @coralie @jimmyszeto @nomad822 This marriage reminds me of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. She married her idol. He married to then-obident young chic.
  • @nomad822 i still think it's a gross relationship lol. i think grace got the short end of the stick; she doesn't know the repercussions of dating someone significantly older than herself. but in time, she will learn.
  • @nomad822 Ya, used to make fun of the old man getting this young girl as wife but he is spending alot of quality time taking care of her so we can see why she is in love. She won't have to worry about him too much finding another young girl for now at least. It'd be different story getting a 富二代 in the same age as her. Her family is wealthy so she should have no problem mingling with the rich and finding suitable partners if she wanted. But those younger guys won't treat her this well.
  • @jjwong LOL. no I was NOT saying he's fu er dai - far from. What I am saying is = this girl is way luckier marrying him (ie Kenneth) who dotes on her and makes time for her. Compared to marrying into a fu er tai or self-made nouveau riche type worth billions (which so many of them starlets try so hard to marry)
  • @nomad822 Perhaps you commented on a wrong article? I mean, Kevin is far from second gen heir. Grace's family is probably the wealthier one. He does really dote on her though. His behavior on dating her is much different when he dated other actresses.
  • Not familiar with either of them, other than the stuff I read. I don't watch much TVB anymore. Imo she's a lucky girl. WITHOUT having to try so hard to marry into high end wealthy families; with all the attached politics (family, and societal scrutiny and stressful pressure). A fu-er-tai 富二代 = aka second gen heir) or self-made nouveau riche billionaire who's out for a trophy wife/future affairs once the gilt on the trophy wife wears off (and that will be necc with age. and the many opportunistic Bees with no ethics always looming on the horizon) She got herself a husband who dotes on her, makes time for her and is a family man who looks out for the kid.
  • @nomad822 Yes. KK, Felix Wong and Eddie Cheung devoted members of the Celebrity soccer team but stuck to own family principles and not getting misled by Eric Tsang and his bad crew. Respect!
  • Looks are deceptive yes ... but this dude has always given honest down to earth vibes. Despite the football company he keeps too (Eric Tsang, Ah Lek, Alan Tam etc are all in the same football team) ... all the more big kudos to him for not being influenced or swayed. It's gd to keep working - whether 65 or not. Keeps one gainfully engaged, feeling useful with some sense of purpose and occupied. Some folks actually drop dead, once they retire.
  • @coralie maybe if YM’s daughter grows up and say good words about her mum, the crazy net will be fine? Lol. Just read @nomad822’s comment lol
  • His daughter Bowie grew up with her Mom. It's amazing how Bowie always does PR for her dad, like Joyce Cheng who always has positive/good words for Adam (who's also another absentee dad). Like Eric's buddies Alan Tam (even with mistress who bore son back then) and Ah Lek Chan Pak Kiong - they enjoy skiing. If I an not mistaken - all have/had Cdn PR status, as with many HK stars/residents. CX (Cathay Pacific) has flights 3X to and fro, DAILY - out of Vancouver - it's a HK bus route. I have seen Eric (once with Alan and maybe Ah Lek), on Vancouver ski hills twice before in Vancouver, in Winter. So this time it is Japan.
  • @janet72 Totally. It's an insult, and a kinda up-yours middle finger gesture from the old man. And now everyone knows what their household income/pocket money is per month. Poor couple, they will now have to survive with $2 million, though the relief - the old man was quite generous. They hardly have to go slumming with a Honda, horrors! :P Approx: US$250K? (HK $1 = Singapore SGD 17 cents/ and USD 13cents) Esp if Julian Hui is next in line. So much for Michelle Reis backing this family as her partner of choice, and even having a kid/heir - when apparently she wasn't going to have one (another pt of contention with her in-lawys)
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