• Phew, this thread blew up. I admit that when I first heard the name, "Rafael", I flinched a bit. It didn't seem to fit a baby with Chinese parents. But I tend to be a traditionalist with names and prefer cultural ones so the English names (Morton, Damon, even Linda, etc) also sound out of place. Many of these names don't have the right feeling/connotation or sound old-fashion. My husband had a friend who named his kid, "Agassi". He must have been very sheepish when Agassi's memoir came out. That's the problem with naming after a celebrity, humans are imperfect. For me, it is better to have a name with meaning than for one to absorb the life of another. But this is all personal preference. Ultimately, naming a child is to strengthen the bond between it and the parents. The baby is the most important being to the parents, therefore, the name represents the parents. I get into these name discussions frequently with minorities and have learned a lot. It has really made me examine my implicit biases. When we laugh at a name, we are unconsciously showing our bias. Names that are weird to one person is not to another. Saying an English name is better is, in in a way, looking down on the Spanish or other cultures. Anyways, this is my long-winded way of saying that Grace and Kevin should name the baby whatever is significant for them. Their love and how they raise him is more important. (I just wish they admit that they were pregnant before the wedding if asked again, but that's because I hate the purity issue which I ranted about elsewhere.)
  • @potatochip agreed. hetieshou's experiences do not reflect majority of women's situations around the world. but it is nice to hear that there are more households now where men do majority of the housework. but i find that hetieshou's perspectives are skewed towards striving for justice for men...maybe due to her experiences. in my family, the women does all the work & the men laze around using the excuse that they make money. this has typically been the arrangement since almost the beginning of mankind. so it's hard for me to sympathize with men's plight in these situations (which is, basically, when scenarios are reversed.)
  • @potatochip all her crap...the fact is it's a shotgun wedding. if the bride or groom had admitted a baby is on the way, I guess people would be more receptive.
  • I am conflicted about this drama. It has a lot of actors that I enjoy watching. I like the beauty of fighting scenes and I know it will be a big, popular production because of Jazz Boon. But it sounds trite already. Jazz's stories start off pretty interesting but then fizzles. Stories where the main character is a naive novice discovering the world are dull and irritating. And I don't want to see gratuitous skin that doesn't make sense. Sigh, I just want a kick-butt, suspenseful, well-written drama with strong, witty characters.
  • Congrats to them! Hope baby and mom are recovering well. It's cute how everyone is so happy for them. If I recall correctly, Grace had touted staying a virgin till marriage. This was likely not the case. I am not saying she is a hypocrite for not following through, actually, I commend her for evolving. I hope that they don't teach their children this purity ideal. It is a false moral value. Being a good person should not be tied to your virginity. It is dangerous to base your self worth and identity on this. It is repressive towards women because it is only a standard held against them and not men. Grace and Kevin were quiet about the pregnancy and I respect their right to privacy. For the sake of normalizing human sexual behavior, I just wish more celebrities would say, "We were pregnant before marriage, so what?". What occurs or does not occur in the bedroom between 2 consenting people should not be news. Anyways, getting off my soapbox now.
  • @hetieshou I am glad to see that the men in your house are trying to be equal in the care of the children. I don't know your family, but it sounds a bit harsh that you say the women "just sit on their butts". Perhaps that is true, but as a mother, I may over empathize with them. There are literally hundreds of things mothers juggle that one may not ever know. But in regards to the male-female dynamics in the media, I haven't seen any reporter ask any male star how they deal with the guilt of not being around for their children. Or any people in real life ask a father that either. The problem isn't that men aren't expected to nurture children, it is that women are shamed and held to an unattainable standard. Amy is a wonderful mother. Why did the reporter assume she must have mom guilt? What is there to be guilty about? She has every right to spend a few days away from her children, especially since they are going to be in the care of her mother. It was a no-win situation. Must act guilty like an imperfect mom to spend time on her relationship or look even more selfish by not being guilty at all.
  • @potatochip Not true as many as about it more than mom guilt these days. It is the case in my family as the mom’s in my family just sit on their butt. It is not the olden days anymore.
  • No one ever asks about dad guilt. They are not my favorite actors, but I admire their commitment to each other and attitude about love.
  • Congrats to her! I really liked her in Succession War and wish she got some recognition for that role. Alas, the series had poor ratings and no buzz. I will have to check out this show.
  • @potatochip Same here. Loved her pairing with Kong Wah. She was one of my fav actresses back then in ATV. Physically, Erica Choi did not age well from the photo online a few years ago. She reminded me of Kristy Yang, her face looks tight, maybe due to Botox? In those interviews a few years ago, she talked about her belief that she was being cursed by vodoo. If my memory is correct, think she also opened up on her attempts to end her life in the same interviews.
  • I also liked Erica Choi back then. I wonder how she is doing.
  • I like a lot of these actors. Interested in seeing Ruco and Grace, I thought they had sparks even though they were brother/sister in AFWFW. I am very hesitant with Natalie. Hopefully she will improve, but she is not believable as a fighter. And please, I hope she isn't paired with Ruco. Joel and Elaine are good. I like the beauty of Phillip's moves. Jimmy Au is always fun. Big cast.
  • I like many of these talented actors, but I think only Michael can be considered a hunky heartthrob through the years. He is a less natural actor than some on this list, but his charisma establishes his longevity.
  • @potatochip Not going to grow up as a smart kid if sleeping 23 hours a day....
  • Sleeping for 23 hours? I hope that is a misprint. Hopefully she has help at home. Newborns are so much work.
  • It's sweet to see that they still have "puppy love" after being together for so many years.
  • @jayne Yes, the show is what started my interest too. It's overwhelming but exciting to think about an organized home.
  • It's nice to see news about a veteran like her. She is very practical. If I divorced my husband, while raising small children, I don't think I would have any interest in dating either.
  • @potatochip I was coincidentally watching Marie Kondo's decluttering show on Netflix last night. I am motivated to get rid of some unnecessary things at home and get organized for the new year!
  • @msxie0714 I wonder if she spoils her daughter because she felt guilty about her cleft lip. Of course, it isn't Faye's fault that she is born with a cleft lip, but it wouldn't be surprising if she is over-compensating this way. I am trying to cut down my consumerism and Marie Kondo my home. Hopefully, these young girls will learn these lessons way before they get to my age.
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