Secretly Married in 2008, Fala Chen’s Luxury Mansions in USA Exposed!

By on January 13, 2012 in Celebrity Weddings, NEWS

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The rumors that Fala Chen (陳法拉) secretly married Neway heir, Sit Sai Hang (薛世恒), in 2008 have circulated for several years. However, the couple continued to retain their silence over their marital status, which they did not actively deny. A reliable source revealed that in order to marry Fala in 2008, Sit Sai Hang held the wedding in the United States and gave  $10 million HKD in cash and a 6,800 square feet mansion as a gift to Fala’s family!

Fala’s mansion was located in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. Purchased at a price of $760,000 USD, the luxury mansion contained 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, an audio-visual room, a billiard room, and 30,000 square feet of front and rear gardens. Numerous amenities were included in the house. There were even 2 kitchens in the house!  Compared to other TVB actresses who lived in cramped apartments of only several hundred feet, Fala was the daughter-in-law of a wealthy family and acted in her own way.

Falling Quickly in Love

Fala met Sit Sai Hang in 2006 and quickly fell in love.  It was understood that before getting married, Fala possessed great ambitions in her acting career. She was extremely active and enthusiastic towards people, putting in her full efforts at promotional events and her performances.  Along with her flirtatious manner, Fala was considered as the second Michelle Ye (葉璇).

While filming Moonlight Resonance <家好月圓>, Fala’s attitude changed sharply. She was often sour-faced and vented at the production crew.  Allegedly, Fala was frozen by TVB at the time. An insider revealed, “She took a long vacation in order to obtain their marriage registration in the United Stated. Sit Sai Hang’s father and younger sister also accompanied them on the trip.”

Fala and Sit Sai Hang’s romance came to light in 2006. Initially wary to acknowledge their relationship, the couple recently publicly acknowledged being together. Fala’s career turned more successful in recent years and did not mind discussing Sit Sai Hang before the media. She often praised him for being responsible and detail-oriented. The couple were acknowledged by the public.

Fala Parents’ Home in Atlanta, Georgia

                 

Fala and Sit Sai Hang’s $2.3 Million Home in Half Moon Bay, California, USA

One of our readers, thewong, discovered that Fala Chen and Sit Sai Hang also purchased a $2.3 million USD house in Half Moon Bay, California in 2008. According to zillow.com, the property is located on 1/2 mile south of Half Moon Bay, on 30 + gently rolling acres with gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean and the city of Half Moon Bay. The main single story house boasts vaulted ceilings, walls of windows, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, Sun room, Office, Formal Dining room, Gourmet kitchen and breakfast area. Below are photos of the property from zillow.com:

   

Excerpt from Next Magazine

Jayne: I always believed in the marriage rumors between Fala and Sit Sai Hang. They come across as if they are in a very settled and stable sort of relationship.

Properties are cheap in Atlanta, Georgia. The same house in the New York City area would likely cost $2 million plus.

Do you think the exposure of Fala’s marital status will affect her career development?

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  • 132 comments to Secretly Married in 2008, Fala Chen’s Luxury Mansions in USA Exposed!

    1. Funn Lim says:

      Affect her career? No. Why? We always knew she was married or at least engaged didn’t we? Anyway big house but with HK’s money, they could easily buy such a house. Question is will Fala retire to there and make babies and be a society woman sort of wife?

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      • jayne replied:

        Funn,
        The mansion appears to be Fala and Sit Sai Hang’s gift to her parents, so that they can retire and live well. While the house is big, the craftsmanship is okay, not top of the line. There are many big box mansions, called “McMansions” built during the real estate boom in the USA a few years ago.

        I don’t think Fala is ready to retire yet. Although there are constant rumors that she is pressured by the Sit family to have kids.

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        • Funn Lim replied:

          The worth is the land itself. The house can be bulldozed and rebuilt. And I do agree Fala is more ambitious and I am rather interested on how supportive her husband and in laws are.

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        • thewong replied:

          In the US, home prices include the land.

          And home prices have cratered in the US since 2006, especially in metro Atlanta. The housing market peaked in June 2007; since then home values have fallen 33.7%.

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        • thewong replied:

          Is Sit Sai Hang’s English name “Daniel”? If so, he and Fala may own another house in California, which is much more expensive than the house for Fala’s parents in Georgia.

          According to a website I found (see link below), Fala Chen and Sit Sai Hing, via trusts, own a $2.3 million dollar property at 414 Dehoff Canyon Road, Half Moon Bay, California (that’s in northern California, on the west side of the San Francisco Peninsula). It was purchased on October 10, 2008.

          http://www.city-data.com/san-mateo-county/D/Dehoff-Canyon-Road-1.html

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        • jayne replied:

          thewong,
          Thanks for you excellent work in finding out that Fala and Daniel Sit also purchased a $2.3 million house in Half Moon Bay, CA. Although the price tag is high, the house doesn’t resemble a typical mansion. I found photos of their house on zillow.com and will update my article with those photos.

          The sprawling nature of the house, set in the beautiful rolling hills, come across as a countryside escape for the couple who lead very busy lives in Hong Kong.

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        • Veejay replied:

          Thewong,

          Very impressive finding, Fala sure know how to select a rich bf/spouse!

          We just need someone to confirm if Sit’s english name is Daniel now.

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        • reader replied:

          @thewong
          yes, his name is Daniel Sit, u can see fala’s interview mentioning her husband english name “Daniel” in this link
          http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/vaWxASjZGC4/

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        • Masaharu replied:

          SF too huh 🙂

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        • reader replied:

          @Masaharu
          What is SF?

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        • Masaharu replied:

          reader, San Francisco, I was referring to thewong’s “findings”

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      • thewong replied:

        Did a little bit more research online…

        According to a website I found (see link at end of post), the house is located at 2450 Hopewell Plantation Drive, Atlanta, Georgia.

        Fala Chen is listed as the owner, with a purchase date of August 28, 2008. The purchase price was $760,000.

        Its 2009 property tax valuation placed its value at $924,100, broken down between the land ($115,600) and the house ($808,500).

        The area of the land is 49,505 square feet, and the house is 6,381 square feet. It was built in 2002. The house has had about 4 or 5 previous owners.

        http://www.city-data.com/fulton-county/H/Hopewell-Plantation-Drive-4.html

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        • Nicole replied:

          Wow u can be private investigator 😛

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        • thewong replied:

          Nah, it’s just all public information, available online.

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        • Veejay replied:

          No wonder those pretty tvb actresses chose rich guy as spouse..so they can live happily ever after with abundance of money to enjoy 😛

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        • exoidus replied:

          Marry rich to avoid the same fate as in “L’Esgargot” la 🙂

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        • josie replied:

          Plantation… sounds very “gone w/ the wind” like.

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        • Veejay replied:

          haha exoidus,

          I bet none of those who acting in L’Esgargot are poor except Sonija who I believe her husband isn’t someone who’s really rich like Daniel Sit and etc.

          Instinct tells me that Linda might marry to rich family if she choose a rich life rather than a true love life. To me, I rather choose a rich life with less love lol.

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        • Masaharu replied:

          thewong, nice findings 😀

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        • exoidus replied:

          obviously most TVB actresses are not dirt poor and have their own place unlike you are some KLF, hehe

          So the fate of “L’Esgargot” already escaped unless you marry an average joe who has a family that don’t have their own place and needs to move in 🙂

          I suppose Philip Ng is earning ok perhaps not as much as Linda but it could change as well.

          To some people money is considered as a component of love and besides it’s difficult to measure how much you love a person. yeah it’s prolly better to love a person less than the person loves you!

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        • josie replied:

          But Linda is dating Philip ng who is not rich. That could change though if a better catch comes along.

          As for L’escargot, I would definitely choose Michael tse over Ron. After he dumps his wife, that is.

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        • Veejay replied:

          U know I always thought Sonija would marry to rich guy and become one of the “siu nai nai” but turned out she just married some average joe but its ok as long as shes happy but i feel it’s such a waste imo. (maybe i’m just materialistic, haha).

          So I expect Linda to marry rich too if i were her not average “joe” – Philip

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        • Veejay replied:

          Will Michael dumps his wife (joyce) later for Linda? I thought he cheated with linda behind her back (joyce).

          But then again, that’s what most rich men does….cheat behind their wives with a prettier and younger girls

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        • exoidus replied:

          Micheal already gets alot of coffee delivered, LOL

          yeah choose him over current BF and when he is bored with you then you will face the same fate, haha

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        • josie replied:

          But the current bf is useless too so might as well take a chance on the rich guy.

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        • exoidus replied:

          well i wouldn’t exactly label him useless as he already bought himself a property.

          he also seems to do well investing in the stock market after some research. he has the potential to turn into “blue chip” stock.

          no wonder girls deliver themself to old rich men, haha

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        • josie replied:

          I guess u didn’t watch the trailer. Ron gets in a lot of debt b/c his stock crashed and Linda has to sleep w/ Michael to bail him out.

          Actually, I don’t think Ron can ever pull off playing a smart guy. Always dumb or useless.

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        • exoidus replied:

          A setup by Michael i believe.

          The character has potential not Ron’s acting. He did good in L’Esg. though since he was less annoying than his normal self, hehe

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        • HeTieShou replied:

          Thanks for the info thewong! That is not too far from where I live since I live in the SF bay area too. I think they are only buying these houses for investment because I don’t think they live there at all.

          Marrying into a rich family is not as grand as it seems… There is good and there is bad just as we have all seen in TV dramas. They may not need to worry about material comfort, but there are other problems to deal with. I heard that she does not like her other future sister in law(Marie Zhuge who is dating Sit Sai Hang’s younger brother) and her hate each other and that Fala made a joke about her miscarriage. I heard that Sit Sai Hang’s family wanted Fala to have kids but since she has not yet, they don’t like her as much…It seems like she and Marie are competing to see who can produce a male heir so that they can inherit the family fortune or something… Boy, it all sounds like a family TV drama…

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        • HeTieShou replied:

          @Veejay,
          Well, don’t you notice that most actresses either marry someone rich/well off or someone from the circle. IN Sonja’s case, she married someone from the circle so it is nothing new…

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        • LeilaFan replied:

          I would not considered $760,000 house a mansion. That is not even 1 million dollars yet. Houses in Georgia are definately cheaper than here where I live in California.
          Mansion here in California are at least couple millions dollars the cheapest.

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        • diane replied:

          i live in atl; ill check out the property. yes housing price drop, but some part of atl houses don’t devalue

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      • M1RACLE replied:

        Wow under $800,000 USD for a 40,000 ft property! But yeah here where I live, the average house costs a million dollars (for about 3600-3800sq. ft) so it’s hard to compare because of the different markets in different places like Hong Kong.

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    2. Tracy says:

      Hm. I don’t know what’s the big deal. Houses are very cheap in Georgia. California or New York are the expensives places. The media are making a bigger problem out of it. If normal people can afford it, then it’s not out of the question for Fala who is a celebrity.

      I think this news is to add oil to Fala and Marie’s argument.

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      • Tracy replied:

        And her house is j

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      • Tracy replied:

        And her house is not really celebrity status. It’s so-so. It’s a good retirement home though. I guess it’s just right for her parents.

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        • claimine replied:

          Definitely not a good retirement home for her parents because it is far too big for an elderly couple to take care of. On the contrary, elderly people often sell their bigger family homes for much smaller ones to cut down on housekeeping and maintenance. Aerial view, the house looks huge but definitely not 40,000 sq ft like how it was reported, but yeah, the craftsmanship does not look intricate nor top of the line. I wonder if those pictures were taken from its previous owners’ sales video tour so furniture’s not Fala’s but theirs.

          Also the front and back yard seem rather small for such a big house, and why is the yard brown instead of green, velvety lawn?

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        • Tracy replied:

          Another article reported that it’s 6,000 feet. I looked it up and it’s def not 40,000, lol

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        • Joe replied:

          Pretty obv they meant 40k/sq ft

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    3. Grace says:

      How did they get those internal pictures of the house? Anyway dont think it’ll hurt her career one bit. She’s so likeable

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      • Jack replied:

        It’s new property. It probably came from a real estate site.

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        • Funn Lim replied:

          I think you’re right!

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        I don’t think it is true that she is likeable because there are many that dislike her. Also, when a house looks good, it is because of how it is decorated with the furniture and other things. I don’t think the furniture in the photos are Fala’s.

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    4. Jack says:

      Nice house. I’m very fond of Georgia. 🙂

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        But why Georgia?!?!

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        • thewong replied:

          Fala Chen is originally from…Chengdu, Sichuan, I believe, but her family immigrated to Georgia (the US state, not the country in the Caucases). Heard her mother teaches traditional Chinese dance there. Fala attended Emory University in Atlanta.

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        • josie replied:

          That makes sense then b/c I was wondering why her parents would want a house in hot-lanta.

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          I dont know why Georgia… but they are becoming the fastest growth of Asians in that southern state.

          Unless they like peaches.

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        • USA2012 replied:

          Atlanta is home to one of the fastest-growing Vietnamese in the world. Remember, Georgia is one of states where all the refugees boat people from vietnam and hmong immigrants settle when they first got off the boats in this country.

          Not only peaches but other important agricultural products are corn, cotton, tobacco, soybeans, and eggs. Black slaves and slave owners once populated this area during the early days of America.

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    5. Lili says:

      Atl real estate is mad cheap … U can’t get that in NYC for $2mm. U get a 1-2 bedroom condo for $2mm in NYC. I must say it is a nice looking house.. Too bad the parents are stuck in atl!?

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      • Emma replied:

        you can’t even get that in Singapore.
        That kind of price can’t even get you a decent studio / one bedder in upscale orchard road area. so i don’t get what the hoo ha is over this? is the hk media too free these days they feel compelled to pass off such stuff as breaking news??

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          There’s really no big stories in January, what they do dig it and make it into a believable story.

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    6. Veejay says:

      Fala got the looks aka Quality that Sit thinks she’s worth the price..so no biggie..

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        I don’t think Fala looks that great.. Her looks and acting are WAY overrated… If you look at many other actresses of today, Fala’s looks are nothing special at all…. I guess she just got lucky(for the time being, who knows about later??).

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    7. Evergreen says:

      Such a big house, how many of them to stay at the mansion, sound like so quiet & lonely feel? Own a big nice looking House, doesn’t mean own a Home..right? Of cors, its great news for FALA this years!

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    8. sure-lee says:

      “While filming Moonlight Resonance , Fala’s attitude changed sharply. She was often sour-faced and vented at the production crew.”

      No wonder why when I was watching the NG clips for that drama, Fala looked like she was annoyed and impatient while filming. There were many comments by netizens that complained about her attitude.

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      • Veejay replied:

        The rumour about Fala’s attitude problem could be true since Marie Zhuge was displeased with Fala’s response on Marie’s miscarriage.

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        • josie replied:

          But fala didn’t say anything malicious. It’s just that she shouldn’t have said anything at all since it was a sensitive issue. I think the media always fan the flames btwn her and Marie to add to their bad blood/jealousy.

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        • Veejay replied:

          Or maybe they’re truly rival? who knows? women tends to hate each other for silly ones. And Yeah, those women who had miscarriage are easily depressed by slight comment/treatment.

          Fala could be answering the reporters in a sarcastic tone or she just answered them w/o thinking thoroughly.. either two..but thats a not a biggie.

          Big deal is Fala is dating/married to the boss of neway and her financial is really guaranteed. This girl is really smart!

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        • Veejay replied:

          *silly reasons*

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        • HeTieShou replied:

          I am not shocked if Fala really did vent at the production crew since even when I look at her, I already get the feeling that she has some sort of diva attitude. She is dating/married to Sit Sai Hang while Marie Zhuge is dating and will get married to his younger brother. It seems like both of them are competing to see who can produce an heir so that they can inherit the family fortune. Therefore, I am not shocked that they dislike/hate each other. Fala may even be secretly pleased that Marie had a miscarriage, who knows?? Since they dislike each other, I am not shocked about the way that Fala responded about it…Boy, sounds like a family drama that can be adapted into a TV series.

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    9. sarah says:

      Who is Sit Sai Hang?

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      • mimi replied:

        He is Neway’s prince, oldest son, or owner of Neway Karaoke and record company. The company is pretty small and doesn’t hold a lot of big names like EEG but they are in charge of artist like Julian Cheung, Myolie Wu, and girl group Hotcha.

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        • Veejay replied:

          Neway is not that small in Malaysia, it has alot of branches here..

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    10. AC says:

      Wow, that’s so cheap! For that price, you get a really small house in San Francisco!

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      • thewong replied:

        That same year, they also apparently bought a $2.3 million dollar house near San Francisco (Half Moon Bay). See my post above.

        So that means between August and October 2008, Fala Chen and her husband spent at least $3 million on real estate.

        Unfortunately, that was the height of the real estate bubble in the US, probably the worst time to buy. But Bay Area housing holds its value pretty well, I guess… Georgia, not so much.

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    11. cinsin says:

      I should go to Atlanta and buy a house! My god the land is huge and so is the house. For that price I would never be able to afford these “mansions” where I live.

      I have also believed the rumours Fala was married, obviously she kept it hush so that she could continue her career. So many actresses get married to either stay at home and have kids or they have kids come back out to act but can only play minor roles or “Si laai” roles.

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      • Larry 3 replied:

        Good luck if you want to live in Atlanta for the hot, humid, stormy, tornado weather.

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        • diane replied:

          I live in Atlanta, and it is not stormy and tornado weather. yes it s hot and humid.

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    12. sandcherry says:

      Agree that Fala Chen has talents and potentials in acting. Can see them from her improvements in the last two years.

      Heard that her attitudes have changed a lot (from good to bad) in the last two years because she does not have to worry about being frozen by TVB any more as she has a wealthy husband to support her.

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      • lol replied:

        without a powerful connection it will be very hard for a budding actress to reject kissing scenes and take a half year break from doing any filming and just stick to making money from promotional events

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        • Veejay replied:

          Agree with ya lol.. Fala has powerful backup like LF.

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        • exoidus replied:

          Fala is the hottest TVB actress in terms of looks so she could’ve done well even without backup. However then she would have to please the executives behind close doors and do kissing scenes ala Kate Tsui

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        • Veejay replied:

          but what for? She already married to some really rich guy, there is no need to pleased these directors/producers just to get some nice script/role.

          I bet it’s the Sit’s influence that helps to promote Fala in TVB but then again, Fala is also quite popular among the hongkers.

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        • exoidus replied:

          i meant if she didn’t have a strong backup then she would have to please decision makers in TVB and other financial providers behind close doors.

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        • Veejay replied:

          Yeah so true, exoidus..

          It can happen.. but we’re not sure if Fala is this kind of person who willing to sacrifice her body with a role. TVB actress aren’t stupid haha, u take advantage on them, they will bite you! hehehe

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        • exoidus replied:

          a honey trap and later blackmailing, yeah i think that what Kate Tsui did, LOL

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        • Veejay replied:

          Kate!!

          I dont understand why many said she’s improved in acting, she still pretty “wood” for me in LOO and Forensic heroes.. and i dont get the point why she always has to pose “kissing” with that injected/bloated lips of hers..

          Anyway, catch up with you guys later..! I gtg now c u

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        I don’t think Fala has much potential. Even IF she does, she should stop with her diva attitude and be more professional. I don’t think it is right for her to reject kissing scenes and all because if that is required for your work, you should do it. If not, then I feel that acting is not for her…

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    13. Babycakes says:

      Well I guess marie zhuge wasn’t lying when she said fala was married. I guess marie zhuge should feel vindicated since the truth is out!
      I guess some ppl think fala is really pretty but I just find her just ok. Not spectacular.

      So I wonder who pays the property taxes on the house? If you let your parents live in “your” (name on title) house, I guess you pay for property taxes?

      Good sleuthing thewong!! Who else can you dig up?

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      • Veejay replied:

        It must her rich husband that’s paying these taxes!! Ok, even if Fala is the one who paid them, I’m sure the husband will definitely reimburse them back just to pleased Fala and her family!

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        • josie replied:

          Well, married couples usually have joint checking account.

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        • Veejay replied:

          Ok, most married couple have joint a/c but in Fala’s case..I have this feeling that the actual source of money in the joint a/c are all from the husband..

          I mean If Fala is to pay these petty taxes, etc…it will question her point for married to the rich..

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        • HeTieShou replied:

          I think Fala’s family needs to please his family if they are the ones providing the funds and all… I heard that they wanted her to have kids, but she hasn’t yet so they were losing favor in her. Therefore, I think it is more of her trying to please them rather than the other way around…I think she needs them more than they need her…

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      • thewong replied:

        In the US, it doesn’t really matter who pays the property tax as long as it gets paid. You and I could pay the property tax, and the government will gladly take the money (and Fala Chen will be very happy, I’m sure).

        But if no one pays the property tax, then Fala would ultimately be responsible for it, since her name is on the title.

        That being said, I agree with Veejay and think Fala’s husband, or his family’s accountant/business manager, probably pays it.

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        • Babycakes replied:

          Yes, I agree that her husband’s compAny will pay too. It’ll be just like any other expense the wife incurs. Like going shopping on his visa account as supplementary card holder.
          Is it traditional Chinese custom for the son in law to take care of wife’s parents?

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        • HeTieShou replied:

          I have not heard that the son in law takes care of the husband’s parents, but I have heard that it is the wife that takes care of her father and mother in law.

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      • jayne replied:

        Babycakes,
        “So I wonder who pays the property taxes on the house? If you let your parents live in “your” (name on title) house, I guess you pay for property taxes?”

        Next Magazine also noted that the property taxes in the Atlanta house was only approximately $6,000 (land is cheap there), so it is not too much of a dent in terms of ongoing costs.

        I remember seeing a photo of Jay Chou’s mansion in Beverly Hills, USA and from the exterior, that seemed very impressive, a “world class” property.

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        • jayne replied:

          Should celebrity homes be your fascination, I came across this site that has street views of the celebrity homes.

          Here is Jackie Chan’s house in Beverly Hills, CA:
          http://www.celebrityhousepictures.com/jackie-chan.php

          They’re missing Jay Chou’s house in the database, but I remember seeing photos on a Chinese site and it looked like a real mansion. 🙂

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        I personally don’t think it is the biggest deal hat Marie revealed that they are married because honestly, isn’t it already so obvious?? I am also shocked that Fala STILL continues to try to hide that when it seems pretty much like an open secret… Paper cannot hide fire and people will know sooner or later… But on the other hand, for Fala to respond the way that she did about Marie’s miscarriage was not so great either….

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    14. sandcherry says:

      Agree …………”It must her rich husband that’s paying these taxes!! Ok, even if Fala is the one who paid them, I’m sure the husband will definitely reimburse them back just to pleased Fala and her family!”

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      • Veejay replied:

        Yup, Fala isn’t some naive and simple girl, she’s good at finding rich husband and live easy 😉

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        • josie replied:

          That’s why I’m surprised she’s still working hard at tvb. She must really love acting and the fame too.

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        • Veejay replied:

          Im surprised too but like you say, Fala’s interest could be acting and popularity.
          Some ppl tends to think becoming an actress/actor is cool.

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        • exoidus replied:

          bc it’s better to stand on her own even if your bf/husband can support you. things change and it can change fast. Before she knows it he might already have found a younger model of her.

          besides being in the spotlight will make her more desirable in his eyes i believe!

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        • Veejay replied:

          exoidus,

          REally true! part of her reason staying as actress i bet.

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          acting is her hobby. I think she wants the goods… getting paid endorsements = freebies or discount products for herself. Fala Chen name is really making a statement in Hong Kong.

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        • HeTieShou replied:

          I think that part of the reason some girls enter the circle is to get fame,fortune,and other things as well as chances to hook up with someone rich so they are set for life. It isn’t just Fala but many other actresses are like that since they like to live the high life.

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    15. sushiroll says:

      Goldigger. So 2 of the big 4 (Fala, Kate, Tavia, Linda) are exposed as goldiggers.

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      • TVBFanatic replied:

        Why is she a golddigger? She might truly love the guy. Does this mean all women who marry wealthy men are golddiggers?

        Maybe we should expand that to all women who marry outside their tax bracket?

        Grats to both. Nice looking home – a bit too large for my sake, but still nice 🙂

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        • HeTieShou replied:

          Well who doesn’t marry for money to some extent?? But the most important thing is, is that ALL you are marrying for??? I think it also depends on whether you are traditional or dependent or not too. If you are really traditional and believe that the guy has to be the breadwinner, then finding a rich or financially stable guy will be more of your goal. But if you are more financially independent, then you would not mind if the guy is not rich or makes less than you do…. It all comes down to what is more important to you, money, love or something else??

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        • LeilaFan replied:

          Most actress married rich man or within the circle. But this is not always true, example Korean actress Lee Yoo Ri married to a theology student whom she meet during Bibble studies.
          Pretty average joe guy, even if he graduate being studies theology, can’t make much money anyways.
          I sure there are other Korean actress who married normal men who not in the circle or rich.

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      • Lily replied:

        Just because you marry a guy who happen to have money does not make you a gold digger. And who else is the other ‘gold digger’? Kate, Tavia, or Linda?

        Besides, even if Fala does marry for money the guy is at least decent looking and not old, so good choice. You can also say the guy married her for her looks. Sometimes things go both ways. Or they could just both be in love.

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      • AC replied:

        How is that being a golddigger? If she was, she would have obviously stopped working by now since her rumored husband is rich enough to take care of her.

        It’s hard for a female to work in this industry. If she dates someone with more money, she’s a golddigger. If she dates someone with less money, then she’s dating beneath her.

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      • Kidd replied:

        Why is she a gold digger?

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        • sehseh replied:

          I believe Sit Sai Hang really does love Fala a lot and support her pursuing her career, though his family doesn’t like it.

          I still remember seeing the paparazzi photo of Sit Sai Hang in Fala home, wearing regular t-shirt and bermudas, doing household chores and feeding her cats.

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    16. Bridget says:

      Ehh not surprised. Fala is ambitious so I don’t think she’ll settle down (as in have kids and become a housewife) quite yet, although her upcoming long vacation due to her health might make her re-think her priorities?

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        Also, since she is still struggling to have a child to please her inlaws, she can’t let go of her career yet… If she failed to have a kid and lost her career, then she will not have anything if they dump her.

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    17. Larry 3 says:

      My house sucks. US$650,000 two floor + basement house, no garage or even a parking spot. 8 bedrooms, 3 living rooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 washroom and all are SMALL. My backyard is small and crapship, The trees in my backyard is going to collapse anyday now with the windy weather I having in Brooklyn, NY. Living near a city bus running on my street sucks with the older buses (CNG fueled) engines sounding like a loud lion roar every freaken day and night. Airplane flight plan over to my house. I can hear boats honking on the New York Bay. Freight train and Subway train (N) train near by. My views are just rows of houses and a church, a clinic, a Verrazano Narrows Bridge and a elevated highway.

      Wonderful place to live in New York City. 🙁

      The only advantage is I can walk two blocks to a huge KTV Chinese restaurant. and 4 city blocks to Brooklyn’s Chinatown were the streets a fifty.

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      • Larry 3 replied:

        My house value is going to increase to US$700,000 around 1 to 2 years. Ridiculous.

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        • Kidd replied:

          Why are you unhappy about your house value increase?

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          Property taxe$ will kill my next paycheck. Our illegal third term billionaire mayor and city legislator council is not helping to alleviate the multiple property tax increases. So, its tough for low to median income earners.

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      • jayne replied:

        Larry,
        Your family are homeowners; what is there to complain about? Your family has realized the Chinese American dream: by coming here and succeeding financially and becoming property owners.

        Any chance of renting out the basement to increase rental income? Your house sounds typical for Brooklyn, so nothing to complain about. Unless you move out to Staten Island where you get more house for the money, but houses in Brooklyn seem to be more in demand, due to convenience, transportation etc.

        Houses in NYC are crazy…but we want to live here, so we pay for the outrageous price/ square feet.

        If you purchased the house before the recent boom in prices, you can sell and move down to Atlanta and live in a mega mansion. 🙂

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          I cant rent out, I have a huge family. Staten Island is out of the question, commute times is horrible.

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          I did live in southern States: Houston and Dallas, Texas for a short period of time. My extended family have mcmansion in the suburbs and a backyard that is football long. Except it is BORING!

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        • jayne replied:

          Larry,
          Well you will have to work harder to make more money to afford a McMansion in NYC then! You’ll get to keep the exciting NYC lifestyle and live in bigger house.

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          I need a hot sexy maid and a butler if I could afford a mcmansion.

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    18. HeTieShou says:

      I have a feeling that this is true since these “rumours” have been reoccuring for a long time now, therfore, I believe that there is some truth to them. Sadly, Fala is not brave enough to admit it yet… I don’t think she has anything to lose if she does…

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    19. sandcherry says:

      I think Fala Chen is a very ambitious woman. She may like acting, too. But her ambition is move up to be one of top Tier 1 actresses, like Charmaine Sheh. Otherwise, she wouldn’t have worked so hard to achieve her fame and, at the same time, keeps her marriage as a secret.

      She will only quit acting soon if her health/face is giving her problems.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        I don’t understand why she still needs to keep her marriage a secret because I honestly don’t think that many guys dream of her anymore…Even if they did, they would get over it quickly. She is definately ambitious and dreams too much… I guess we all should still remember that she once said that she wanted an Oscar… It is nice to dream but not too much…

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    20. Hannah says:

      Oh man! How is this even newsworthy?

      Anyway, I don’t see what’s the problem here. Fala and her bf have been together for quite a period of time now. Their relationship seems very stable. From the news I’ve seen, I don’t see how she’s “financially” dependent on him. She’s still having her own career. As for her marriage, maybe TVB is behind it all. That seems to be the case with other couples.

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    21. Larry 3 says:

      does anyone know Fala Chen’s TVB contract ends?

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      • Fox replied:

        2015

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    22. ladeda says:

      While it looks big, the house looks very outdated and average in quality.

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    23. thewong says:

      Small follow up regarding Fala Chen and her husband’s $2.3 million house in Half Moon Bay, CA. Apparently it’s owned by three trusts (legal entities people use in the US to protect their property): (1) Hopewell Plantation Trust; (2) Daniel Suek Sai Hang Trust; and (3) Fala Chen Trust.

      “Hopewell Plantation” is the name of the street/area in Atlanta, Georgia where Fala Chen’s other house is located, and probably where her parents live.

      “Daniel Suek” is another name for Sit Sai Hang.

      What does this tell us? Not sure, but Fala and Suek have owned a house together since 2008, so they must be married, right?

      Anyway, this is all public information. If you want to see for yourself, use the link below and input “Chen Fala” into the search engine…

      http://www.smcare.org/apps/LandDocs/grantee_index.asp

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      • mousey replied:

        omg go be a private investigator already! 🙂

        WOW.
        “Owner: PLANTATION HOPEWELLSAI HANG DANIEL TRUST & FALA CHEN SUEK TR”

        ….
        FALA CHEN SUEK…..

        I see how it is.

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    24. USA2012 says:

      Don’t know who wrote this article but some of the information is not correct, it’s not a 40,000 sq ft mansion and it’s not in Atlanta, Georgia. Mickey mouse reporting, what a joke, simply pathetic.

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      • Jess replied:

        Its in Alpharetta Georgia, a city in Ga about 10-15 mins from Atlanta.

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    25. Jess says:

      FYI: 40,000 sq ft is of the size of the property not the house.

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    26. Jerome Reynolds says:

      Wasn’t Fala Chen dating some fat guy?

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    27. Aptos says:

      A male & female with their names on the title of the home together does not necessarily mean that they are married even though they are. Secondly, if one purchased a $760K (USD) home in SF or NY, the type of home is at most a 3BR 2BA home which is not high end (moderate at best). For 2.3 Mil, you can get a fairly high end home 3-4 BR in either city but definitely not the amount of square footage out in the countryside or suburbs. Whether for investment or vacation home, Half Moon Bay is probably a better deal. There is real nothing happening in Atlanta. Now, if their home was in New York City, there are more cultural and social activities which is a btter investment/vacation home. Of course, this is only my humble opinion as a frequent traveler/resident of the East and West Coast of the US.

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      • LeilaFan replied:

        From the photos, it seem like a big house in the middle of no where really.
        I myself don’t like live in a big house alone. Not even with my husband and my son, if the big house just to ourselves.
        I like neighbors, I like my in laws, I like my mom, dad, I like to have my husband mom and dad around. On weekend both in laws can get together having BBQ, this is more happiness then having a big mansion but no family around.

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