• @llwy12 i am fairly certain the writers aka translators are not volunteers. I remember seeing a job opening ad for a paid writer position.
  • @coralie not sure if accurate, but Brian’s wiki page says his family is pretty well off.
  • It’s already been confirmed that Louis flew China Southern’s A320 short haul business class.
  • @redbean Exactly, Redbean. Sammi and her friends have kept her underground private life pretty private so far. Andy should've kept a lower profile with JW, then it would not have upset Sammi and her friends and this would never have been revealed. But stupid JW was going over board and flaunting too much with Andy.. even at points where it was in front of Sammi and it made her lose face and feel stupid. Kenneth Ma.. if anyone deserves sympathy it would be him. TVB wanted to promote JW but needed to give her a more 'wholesome' personality, hence they set her up as a couple with Kenneth. Both JW and Kenneth agreed to being an onscreen couple. Kenneth never liked JW, not his type. That's why he was so chill after the incident and even able to speak up on her behalf. He really was not hurt by her at all.
  • IF Sammi and Andy agreed to an open relationship, then it doesn’t matter that they are married; they are free to date other people. Then the only one who cheated is JW - unless she and Kenneth had an open relationship also, in which case no one cheated and all of this is just a big nothing. Also, I don’t see the need to feel bad for Sammi. IF they have an open relationship, that means both sides agreed to the arrangement - in other words, both parties want to be married to each other and date other people. Maybe we just haven’t found out about Sammi’s secret relationships yet.
  • She went to great lengths to avoid the press when she left HK. If she was truly back for her family and nothing else, she could’ve returned the same way —unnoticed. The cynic in me can’t help but wonder how long she rehearsed her airport crying scene. No remorse whatsoever. She’s only sorry she got caught.
  • @redbean getting dabbed is one way to get ahead in this business as a woman
  • “The 2016 Miss Hong Kong runner-up has dabbed into hosting...” she “dabbled in” hosting.
  • “I already got married and I have a son now...” Ruco has a daughter (named Quinta).
  • @redbean You can't really compare. I agree with Jimmy, your comparisons are like comparing apples to oranges. Culturally, it's different from the west and the east. In the west, there is this attitude that you must do everything on your own to take care and raise your kids regardless of whether your rich or poor. In the east, it's to either rely on your in-laws or you hire maids. Furthermore, Linda Chung grew up in the west and is quite westernized. I know this because we were classmates. Heck, she was sitting next to me in one of our classes. Tracy, on the other hand, is more Asian, so her customs and cultural values are different. She's your typical HK housewife that would use maids if she can financially sustain it.
  • @redbean That's cheap compared to Canada. We pay at least 3x more than that here.
  • The salary of a foreign helper, most commonly from the Philippines or Indonesia, is around HK$4,500/month. In addition to housing, the employer must provide workers compensation insurance, RT airfare to HK and back to their home country when their employment ends, housing and meals (or a meal allowance, if the employer does not provide food), health insurance (or pay for health care expenses), maternity/paternity leave, etc. Hiring locally is much more expensive, but more often than not, these workers are hourly and not live-in. With the foreign helpers, employers are required to provide housing and employ them on a full time, contract basis.
  • @coralie you’re right. It’s wrong to shame parents who need extra help. Nonetheless, i still find 3 helpers to be excessive, but that’s subjective.
  • @redbean my bigger point being (and this is not directed at you, but a general 'you'), people who praise moms and dads that can handle childcare singlehandedly often denigrate moms and dads who can't. oftentimes, those moms and dads have help from family, they just don't discuss this in public. it's not just a proverbial phrase that it takes a village to raise a child. i don't think it's right to shame moms who seek additional assistance (even from outsiders), especially nowadays when moms have to go work, too.
  • @jcc10 Actually, there are many agencies in Canada (and the US) that assist families with live-in and live-out nanny placement. A relative of mine was a live-in nanny in Vancouver for 8 years. Other than caring for the kids, she did household chores. Also, a friend (in SF, not Vancouver) hired a nanny through an agency when her son was younger. The nanny worked in her home during the hours that she and her husband were at work. My friend lucked out too. The nanny wasn’t required to do any housework but she said she was bored when my friend’s son took his naps, so she would clean her house.
  • @coralie you’re free to hire as many live-in helpers as you choose.
  • @redbean if i can afford it, i would probably hire 3 live-in helpers myself for just 1 kid, let alone 3. most people have family to help them out, don't require any hiring. linda chung is back in vancouver, not HK, so her family's nearby + his, too. so though we don't see her needing help from outsiders, doesn't mean she handled everything on her own.
  • @redbean she lives in Vancouver, housemaid yes, nanny? No. You would have to drop your kids to a daycare to have them taken care by someone else.
  • @redbean I'm not being defensive because you haven't gone against my views so I think you do not know what defensive means. You said Tracy has 3 in house maids and Linda is doing everything herself. I was stating that Linda is not an example because she isn't living in Hong Kong. The environment abroad and culture is totally different. Barely anyone will have an in house maid....
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