• @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.
  • @theyenman "just the collar" = it would be nice, if he had an entire makeover starting with the dated hair too.
  • He seems like a really filial and considerate dude. And nicely low-key too. Methinks Louis Koo either: - rocks both ways (ie female and male) - is gay (many are super filial to their moms too)
  • @nomad822 It sounds like you've gone through a lot and experienced a lot of pain, especially with the appendicitis. Hope the incidents are well behind you now and you are totally recovered.
  • Sounds like bad Food Poisoning or Stomach Flu. Both of which I have experienced at least 3x - camping by the toilet bowl either to retch throw up or diarrhoea continuously. Even managed to get going to fix myself some porridge or toast some plain toast ... bec completely empty stomachs will eventually lead to other issues. And yes once it was alone bec it was so late 1am ish = I didn't want to bother anyone (all sleeping) so camped out by toilet bowl on my own until early morning. Life continues. Recovery also isn't hard - even after a major slit open up ... 2 days later - walk with drip ... weaker but yes mobile. And overall, it's better for recovery. Somehow whenever the stars have some illness, or surgery - it's always a near-death experience"". As someone who has had 2 deliveries, 3 open surgeries, 1 ER appendicitis and not operated on until 18 h later, when it burst ... 3 other milder surgeries ... some of these things aren't as big a deal or near-death experiences ... as stars often describe it all out to be. In fact, thanks to the wait and see of my adopted city's medical system ... my pain threshold and toughness just got trained to be very high, over the yrs.
  • @nomad822 Yes, Joel Chan dated Florinda Ho but she and Laurinda shares the same mother - the third wife. It is Sabrina Ho who is from a different mother (the 4th wife) and she was the one who was caught potentially doing drugs. Apparently Sabrina Ho is currently engaged and pregnant. Her fiance is a rich 2nd generation from China and is around 7 years younger.
  • @nomad822 LOL...oh ok. Wow!! young, rich, pretty, & smart? Damn!!! Life is unfair. haha
  • @wm2017 No Joel Chan dated a an uglier older sister - Florinda (tries too hard, and rumoured to be doing drugs at one time). 'Social Influencer' type aka does nothing else with her time except shop, and justify it as a 'job'. Laurinda is the quiet pretty one with brains (think she's from a diff mother - #3)
  • @nomad822 Let's say, hypothetically that Sammi did set this whole thing up... to reveal their affair and make herself look good, etc. One hand can't clap... so AH and JW had to have been intimate in the taxi inorder for the taxi driver to have recorded something... if they were careful of their affair and acted like regular people sitting next to each other in the taxi, and waited until they got home... then there would be no revelation, nor this big news. There was no apology from JW because she didn't give a rat's ass about Sammi and how Sammi felt. She wanted AH and she was gunna have him.
  • @nomad822 wow that is some major revelation. The plot thickens. I didn’t think much of JW not apologizing to Sammi because she comes across as shameless and obnoxious but if this was true then I guess saw JW saw it coming hat her career was basically over cause of Sammi. Anyways still no sympathy for JW or Andy from me . Guess it’s revealed that Sammi wasn’t completely blindsided by the affair and took matters to her own hands indirectly. No wonder she kept spewing her “God” bs
  • @hmmmm Chena is not making up some "theory" Several news outlets reported it too - that it was a set up - and they were quick to note Sammi was NOT included in the JW apology, which was strange
  • @anon The plot thickened sometime early last wk. There were speculations last wk - way before Jacqueline left on Thur or Fri - that made several Chinese, and some English newspapers. That Sammi had somehow orchestrated this entire thing. Sammi was rumoured to have tipped off Apple Daily, and even paid some of that money the cab driver got (something like $260K - she paid $70K or something) That, would be a smart move, killing many birds with this one move: = Sammi can look like an angel smelling like roses for forgiving the douchebag = save her face with his public apology = breaking them up Jacqueline mentioned everyone - family, Kenneth, whoever she was sorry to ... but NOT Sammi. News were quick to notice this and connect it to the tip-off rumour.
  • @littlefish YES totally, as in reply above. But older Seniors do NOT see it the same way, esp IF you're bringing a lady involved in a huge scandal home as prospective wife. Esp more so in wealthy families - which is what JW might be angling for. Michelle Reis hooked Julian Hui ... but failed to win the hearts of his parents.
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