Real Ting Goes to Extremes to Make Miriam Yeung’s Dreams Come True
Chinese reality show, Viva La Romance <妻子的浪漫旅行>, has featured many popular celebrities who have offered viewers a glimpse into their real-life relationships. In the third season, the show features Miriam Yeung (楊千嬅) and Real Ting (丁子高), who shared tidbits about how they make their marriage work.
Despite appearing outwardly boisterous and blunt, Miriam is still human after all and has moments of weaknesses and needs. Reflecting on her marriage with Real, Miriam tearfully expressed, “Companionship is very important. My husband really is able to become my companion and partner. Every day that he is with me, he shows to everyone my good side. Do you know why I wanted to hold a concert? Four years ago, I went to South Korea to watch a boy band’s concert. There were more than 60,000 fans in the audience. As I watched, I said ‘Wow, that’s amazing. In my lifetime, I will never have the chance to know how it feels to perform on that stage. I no longer have the energy.’ At the time, I was 41 years old.
“Real looked at me and said, ‘Why not? Of course you can. I will help you make this happen.’ What was he going to do? He doesn’t even know what singing is or what a concert entails. He does marketing, so stop playing around. I thought he was saying that at the time to make me feel better. I didn’t tell him I wanted to anything. I feel that having my family is the biggest happiness. So I have always suppressed this dream. Ten years ago when I was most passionate and at the top of my game, I have wanted to do this.”
Although Miriam thought this was a dream she would never be able to achieve, Real continued to support and encourage her. The public, however, branded Real as a “soft rice king” who needed his wife to work tirelessly to support the family. But Real has his own public relations company to run. He just let his staff take care of company projects, while he personally planned Miriam’s concert. “He would use his time to help me achieve my dream.”
Real also has a great personality and is always patient with Miriam. She revealed, “He caters to me and carries a load of weight, but never complains. When I am unhappy, I throw tantrums. His first reaction is to feel that he is not doing enough. This is the biggest pressure he feels. However, I have never tried to help relieve him of this stress or fix it. I feel that he is very courageous. Even if he has nothing but his own two hands, he will still be able to carry you on his back.
“I am very certain I did not choose the wrong person.” Rarely one to become so emotional, Miriam’s tearful speech touched everyone on set.
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.