• @oystergirl Yeh Grace Chan is far better than Eliza. She is far younger so plenty of room for development and can speak Cantonese properly. I have seen shows where Eliza totally uses the incorrect chinese words but the interviewer pretends it’s all fine and does not correct her.
  • @snoopy Yeah, as if once wasn't traumatizing enough. TVB truly is a waste of Vincent's talent, considering how he typically overshadows his costars by heaps and bounds. Part of me wishes to see him venture into the movie scene but if he leaves, then TVB will really be screwed (although they appear to be a sinking ship anyway).
  • @jimmyszeto Since Eliza and Phoebe are both making comebacks, I suspect that Grace Chan will be next... In all honesty, I'd rather take Grace over Eliza. I don't find the latter appealing in the slightest.
  • @oystergirl Based on the answer it might be asking about ‘how to prevent ‘freckles’ since HK girls treat freckles like it is the end of the world. I refuse to watch the Miss HK competition to check the question though...
  • @jesspepperwang "How do you take care of your ankles?" LOL.. was that actually one of the questions that were asked? I mean, I've always known these pageants to be a joke, but it's much worse than I'd thought. Not sure that there is even an 'intelligent' way to answer that... ask stupid questions, get stupid answers.
  • Yeah, I'd pick fried rice over friends, too. /sarcasm
  • @oystergirl If he was just trying to max his income and self-promote, he'd earn more by just keeping his mouth shut and not do anything. His is patriotic because he knows the backlash he will get from his fans in Hong Kong, but he still does it because he is no coward. He does what he believes in. What do you think a true patriot does? Cover themselves and flash laser lights and be violent all in the name of democracy?
  • I agree with the regular use of sunscreen, as well as a good work-life balance being conducive to great skin, but those are hardly "secrets". All those elaborate skincare regimens and essence/serum products are mostly marketing gimmicks (read: scams), though. Essence is essentially watered down moisturizer, and is no more or less "absorbent" than what beauty companies would have you believe.
  • lol at "patriotic". That's way more credit than he deserves. True patriotism is more than performing simple rituals, like singing the national anthem or, in this case, dancing around in a flag cape. Those things are just symbolic gestures, and have no significance beyond that. Patriotism is actually working for the betterment of your country. What Jackson Wang is doing is not patriotism, but rather self-promoting.
  • @oystergirl Agreed, Disney is full of hypocrisy themselves. They've been operating like that since the start.
  • @jjwong Good point. Freedom of press in China has never progressed, so we cannot speak of going backwards.
  • @rika In all fairness, it isn't just China that is evolving backwards. Even here in the US, there has been a resurgence of white nationalist/supremacist thoughts over the last several years (especially with the latest presidency). Not quite the same issue, but a regression, nonetheless.
  • @funnlim I'd rather he not appear at all, but if he must, then I agree that this would be the ideal scenario. lol
  • Being that her grandfather is the Chairman of a very sizeable investment group in China, such political statements in favor of the mainland govt. should come as no surprise to anyone. Highly doubt Disney cares what the HK audience has to say about her, considering they are not the target demographic, anyway. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if this was part of their agenda. Even if it weren't, Disney is well known for the irony of promoting morality in their movies, while failing to be morally upstanding, themselves. So this whole debacle falls perfectly in line with the way they've been doing things.
  • @oystergirl Maybe they want to communicate in English or do not trust oriental Asians? Easy to forget because the name does not register with the baby's appearance. It will take some time to sink in...
  • @jimmyszeto the irony of forgetting a name that’s meant to be unique and memorable lol What’s the deal with hiring foreign caretakers/helpers, out of curiosity? Seems to be a trend. Why not find someone local who speaks the native language? Lower wages?
  • @oystergirl True and I kept reading how Disney's making profits off these movies, even though they suck. Maybe a reason why they just don't care how their productions are reviewed; they know they're going to make a quick buck regardless, like you said. Blatant disregard for quality. There was also criticism that there has been very little originality in the film industry for the past 25 years. Everything is just a copy or a remake of previous ideas. It really makes me wonder on where the market is heading in the future. On the other hand, I am half curious to watch Mulan, if only to see how badly they developed the movie lol. The choreography looks half-decent, but still, it's LYF. She makes everything look boring and dull. I hope she improved. If not, it's a guilty pleasure to say she still sucks.
  • @coralie Perhaps not "successful" by your standards or mine, but definitely successful in terms of box office sales. Maleficent grossed over 700 million, and both Alice in Wonderland & Beauty and the Beast hit 1 billion each in worldwide sales, with the recent Aladdin trailing slighting behind at the 900 million mark. Pretty sure the new Lion King will fare even better than these. So from a numbers perspective, Disney's live-action films have been very successful, which explains why they're constantly churning out more. That said, I, too, hate how much the remakes deviate from the originals, and resent the fact that we're paying Disney so much more for making these amazing movies WORSE. Then again, we're all familiar with the corporate greed associated with their brand. Like TVB, these people couldn't care less about adding heart and value to a production, so long as they're able to make a quick cash grab. I mean, why waste effort on new, quality content when everyone will pay to see lackluster versions anyway? The only difference between TVB and Disney is that the latter operates on a much grander scale, so they can afford to get away with these lazy film-making tactics while still making a decent buck, whereas the former's market value is rapidly declining. Disney can throw dead grass into a cereal box, wrap it up in some pretty packaging and people will still eat that stuff like no tomorrow. Not quite the same for TVB. Anyway, I have zero expectations for this Mulan adaptation, and will likely skip it, especially now that I know there won't be any singing involved (which is basically the heart and soul of any Disney production, IMO).
  • @oystergirl Yeah, exactly. I mean, I have no interest in people I've grown up with, family or friends-wise. It feels too familiar. I think if you met your s/o after age 6 or something, it's okay. But not true for Tracy Chu and her fiance, it seems. Looks like their parents knew each other when they were born, so they must've interacted before then. @potatochip Right, GSA occurs because families never had that sexual desensitization period during childhood: https://www.e-counseling.com/relationships/is-genetic-sexual-attraction-real/. But that's family. While Tracy and her fiance doesn't have any genetic relation, the fact they grew up together from birth to now should also stoke some anti-GSA feelings. Like I read how some Chinese families back then will buy child brides for their sons. Those kids grow up together and they end up being repelled by each other because of that childhood history (desensitization at work.) They view each other like family, so most end up not getting married at all =/. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westermarck_effect
  • @oystergirl they are talking about one of the parents would need to be a US citizen in order for the baby to become a citizen when he or she was born in the US. A ton of countries have been doing that for years. The States needs to do that as well.
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