Chilam Cheung and Anita Yuen Desperate for Daughter

By on July 9, 2013 in NEWS

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Above: Chilam Cheung hopes to give son, Morton, a little sister.

Chilam Cheung (張智霖) and wife Anita Yuen (袁詠儀) have been hoping for a daughter for many years, but their busy schedules kept them from fulfilling their wish. When the couple went out last night with good friend Calvin Choy (蔡一智) and his family, Chilam showed his fondness towards Calvin’s daughter China, doting on her instead of son Morton Cheung (張慕童). Currently promoting the upcoming TVB drama Triumph in the Skies 2 <衝上雲霄II>, Chilam expressed confidence in the series and spoke about the drama’s theme song controversy.

Since the birth of their son Morton in 2006, Chilam and Anita have tried many tactics to conceive a daughter. To make sure Anita is in tip-top health, the couple sought help from Chinese medicine and visited a Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist master teacher, for blessings. Chilam and Anita also hoped to boost their luck by moving into their Repulse Bay residence, a unit with great feng shui and a pricey monthly rent of $200,000 HKD. Despite all of their efforts, their busy schedules prevented them from trying for a second child.

On July 8, Chilam, Anita, and Morton met up with Grasshopper‘s Calvin Choy and his family to do some shopping in Central. Around 8 p.m., Calvin’s wife Winessa Chow (周雪芳) and their daughter China went into a supermarket to shop for groceries. During this time, Calvin and Chilam’s family remained outside of the store and chatted with each other. Afterwards, the group proceeded down an escalator to get to Chilam’s car. While on the escalator, Chilam repeatedly turned around to play with China and fed her snacks, acting as if she is his very own.

As the group reached street level, Chilam’s energetic son Morton ran off towards the road. Calvin was first to notice and quickly pulled Morton back onto the pedestrian walkway. The two families eventually made their way to Chilam’s vehicle and left together.

Chilam went to work at TVB today and reporters took the opportunity to ask him to comment about Triumph in the Skies 2. Chilam seemed confident about the show and thinks it will be well-received. “I am looking forward to it. I saw five episodes when I was doing post-production dubbing. I really enjoyed watching the show and I am not worried about ratings at all.”

Recently, fans of the original series expressed criticism over TVB’s choice of having veteran singer George Lam (林子祥) perform the theme song for the upcoming sequel. The company has already received 51 complaints before the show even aired, many believe that the theme song would be unsuitable for the series since the song sounds outdated. When asked to comment about this controversy, Chilam laughed, “This is a first! This shows that everyone cares a lot about the series. The viewers may have made a biased assumption!”

Source: Oriental Daily

This article is written by Katrine for JayneStars.com.

19 comments to Chilam Cheung and Anita Yuen Desperate for Daughter

  1. jujubean says:

    George is a great example of a bad singer but had great luck. Listen to his songs now. Just listen. It’s soooo rough on the ears. I feel like my ears are bleeding after being assaulted by his vocal cords.

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    • Funn Lim replied:

      George Lam? The George Lam? That man can sing!! And he can sing non stop for what? 15 minutes? 20 minutes? He is older now, of course voice quality is down but when he was in his prime, that man CAN sing!!

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    • dd replied:

      George Lam is one of those singers who settled well into his niche song-style and refused to change with the times.

      Kesiuke Kuwata, a Japanese singer/composer who’s a part of Southern Allstars” (which performed many songs which were covered by HK singers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMDVtZSMAW4) is still performing today. His style utilizes the sharp but energy-fused style of the 80s, while incorporating newer J-Pop tones.

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    • cloud9 replied:

      jujuben,
      Wong Fei Hong will be very angry with you if you says George Lam cant sing..hahaha
      http://youtu.be/uhXr48C6Ds4

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      • dd replied:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl-VZyCnLuI

        I actually don’t think the TITS2 theme is as bad as people say it is. People are probably mad it’s not sung by someone younger because they don’t like the older style.

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      • dd replied:

        > bernice kong 2 hours ago
        >完全不配!可以用番eason或者陳慧珊的插曲都好啊!相信觀眾­都不會介意。如果呢首不停係戲裡面播,收視一定創新低。

        Totally doesn’t fit! Using someone like “fat-pubic-hair-for-hair guy” or Flora Chan would’ve been better. I don’t think the audience would mind. If they used this crap as an insert song, the ratings would definitely hit an all-time low!

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    • Jess replied:

      He is super shouty but I liked his songs

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  2. sandcherry says:

    George Lam sang well in old days. He is getting old now and I heard that he is tone-deaf in one of his ears after his unfortunate accident, probably his voice has deteriorated quite a bit.

    Agree that he does not sing appropriately in the theme song of TITS 2. It is too old fashioned for a modern and romantic drama series. Moreover, his voice is a lot worse now (at least in that song).

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  3. sandcherry says:

    They have a very good looking son, Morton. He looks more like Anita Yuen now.

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    • bizzybody replied:

      Yes, the son really looks like Anita but he does have beautiful eyes like his parents. And his gap-tooth looks cute…

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  4. lol says:

    Maybe chi lam could have sang the theme song after all chi lam has a good modern voice and all of chi lam theme songs were great

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    • Mtse replied:

      Agree. TVB should’ve capitalised the opportunity to use Chilam to sing the theme song.
      George Lam doesn’t sing…he doesn’t even belt a tune out!!! He squeezes tunes from his lungs!

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    • Cherry replied:

      Chilam singing the song would have been perfect. His voice is soft and modern, matching the romantic feel of the series perfectly. George Lam is not a bad singer, but his style just doesn’t fit in.

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  5. RayIan says:

    Well,good luck with that.Why don’t he ask some tips from Andy Lau.

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  6. jc says:

    What a cute button nose look more like mother. .

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  7. Hannahh says:

    Cute boy! Hope their wish come true!

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  8. yeung4life says:

    That’s weird. Usually the chinese favour sons over daughters.

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  9. moonriver says:

    seriously, China? that beats any other celebrity’s name i’ve heard so far.

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  10. haven says:

    Wow! morton looks just like anita!

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