Sandra Ng (吳君如) attributes her success and luck in life to her devout following in Buddhist figure, Ji Gong, over the past 20 years. Sandra frequently visits the Ji Gong temple in Shueng Wan, hoping to overcome difficult obstacles and lock in her relationship with director Peter Chan (陳可辛).
Although the couple has been together for 18 years and they have a 8-year-old daughter, Sandra and Peter never got married. The couple maintains an open relationship, and Sandra even shrugged off Peter’s cheating with Mainland actress Tian Pujun (田樸珺).
Sandra had joked at the time, “It doesn’t matter since his heart and finances belong to me!”
While Sandra put on a calm facade and stated that her relationship with Peter was unbreakable, she panicked inside. She soothed her fears and prayed for Ji Gong’s blessings. Fortunately, Sandra’s relationship with Peter has remained stable. Tian Pujun has broken off her 10-year involvement with Peter, and will get married this year. Relieved, Sandra consistently donates $5400 HKD a year to the temple.
Although their relationship has survived infidelity, Sandra continues to shrug off the idea of marriage. Sandra laughed, “We planned to get married after 15 years of dating, but the days have come and gone without us realizing it. It’s been so many years already – we’ll probably not think about the idea [of marriage] again!”
Besides luck in her personal life, Sandra believes that Ji Gong has brought success in her career. Sandra has been nominated for Best Actress at multiple film awards, and produced box office hits Golden Chicken Sss <金雞 Sss> 12 Golden Ducks < 12金鴨>.
The Ji Gong temple is quite popular among Hong Kong celebrities. Leslie Cheung (張國榮) and his boyfriend Daffy Tong (唐鶴德) were once frequent visitors and bought incense every year.
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.