Virginia Lok Sends Her Blessings To Florinda Ho And Joel Chan

By on August 15, 2011 in NEWS

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TVB executive manager, Virginia Lok (樂易玲) responded that she had received Joel Chan’s (陳山聰) phone call in the afternoon. Asked whether Joel called her to inform her of the good news that he had won heiress, Florinda Ho’s (何超雲) hand in courtship,Virginia evaded the question and replied that she would leave personal matters to be explained by Joel himself. When Virginia learned that Florinda had already admitted that she and Joel were dating, she then let her guard down and showed her heartfelt congratulations to the couple.

Virginia proceeded to say, “Actually it is perfectly normal to date. The TVB staff under my management would tell me about their personal problems to share or seek advice from me. I will then act as their mental support. Joel and Florinda handled this matter really well (by publicly acknowledging their relationship) so of course I will support them!”

Asked whether it was considered a good thing for Joel now that they have disclosed their relationship, Ms. Lok replied, “It’s not good to say it like this. A man has to have some kind of responsibility.” (There were rumors that Joel didn’t pay for his own airline tickets?) “I don’t believe this. Actually, Joel is an actor. His image isn’t the most important; whether his acting skills are good or not is the most important, or else given a chance he wouldn’t be able to develop them.”

Source: Orientaldaily.on.cc

This article was translated by Ah K, a Contributing Writer at JayneStars.com.

48 comments to Virginia Lok Sends Her Blessings To Florinda Ho And Joel Chan

  1. AC says:

    She’s probably just thinking how much free publicity this is giving one of the TVB artists, especially since he has an anniversary series coming out.

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  2. lol says:

    She’s kissing up to the Ho family

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    • Summer replied:

      Of course she has to sound supportive and neutral as possible, we are talking about the Ho family here.

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      • CY replied:

        The what family? Pardon me but who is the Ho family?

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      • Kidd replied:

        @ CY

        Check this out.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Ho

        The Ho family is the family of Macau Gambling King.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        In charity events, sometimes you will see him there, donating, dancing, father of is it Josie Ho? That singer/actress? Messy messy family problem now. That’s why, never ever marry too many wives

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      • CY replied:

        @ Kidd

        Thanks for the info.
        Oh that’s the family that was fighting for inheritance earlier. Yikes, like Funn Lim says, messy messy family.. I seriously hope Joel loves her for her and not her money because I don’t think it’s gonna be easy getting money out of daddy.

        BTW, hi Funn, nice to see you back again.. Have missed you on the comments post. Hope you had fun on your holiday (right?)..

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  3. Kidd says:

    “Actually, Joel is an actor. His image isn’t the most important; whether his acting skills are good or not is the most important, or else given a chance he wouldn’t be able to develop them.””

    Funniest line ever coming from image conscious 620.

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    • Chriselle replied:

      LOL I thought the same Kidd! 😀 Especially after reading all the comments about how 620 focuses on image instead of talent.

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      • Fox replied:

        Her focus is discussed by fans, not from her words.

        So I dun find it’s contradict with her own words.

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      • Kidd replied:

        Actually, she herself has said in one interview where she advice Jessica (or Charmaine, I forgot) to dress in a certain why to make her look better.

        Her actions and words show her to be image conscious.

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      • jayne replied:

        Kidd,
        “Her actions and words show her to be image conscious”

        Virginia Lok is usually dressed well at functions. She seems to have a large wardrobe too, as she does not often repeat her outfits. She values her own outer appearance as well.

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      • Fox replied:

        She advised how to look but dun mean she said that she looks for image than talent, right?

        She seems to focus on image more than talent but it isn’t her own words. To talk, I blv that everyone will say of “talent” even they focus on look more.

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      • Kidd replied:

        @ Fox

        This is Virginia’s own words.

        http://asianfanatics.net/forum/topic/321809-virginia-lok-talks-with-charmaine-sheh-about-work-and-family/

        C: What are your criteria for signing artistes?

        V: Appearance is the top priority, then I will have a chat with them and see what their potential is in, but whether I decide to sign them or not is down to whether they have discipline.

        I know you will hit on the discipline part and the ‘see what their potential is in’ for argument, but, 620 did say appearance is TOP priority.

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      • jayne replied:

        Kidd,
        “620 did say appearance is TOP priority.”

        This aligns with Virginia Lok’s strategy of cross promoting her favored artists in multiple industries to maximize on TVB’s investment return. This is a much more profitable way to develop an artist’s career track than to just let them remain acting in TVB series. Thus, my theory that Tavia was originally not favored by Virginia, otherwise Tavia would have dabbled more in other tracks aside from just acting.

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      • Fox replied:

        If she said that then 620 bite her tongue.

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      • lara replied:

        620 is a hypocrite.

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      • Fox replied:

        @Jayne: I agree. She dressed well. And she also looks too good for her age.

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      • Jayne replied:

        Fox,
        “I agree. She dressed well. And she also looks too good for her age”

        How much do you think Virginia Lok makes for her annual salary? Anywhere near $200,000 USD? Ms. Lok’s style looks like it takes money to up keep.

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      • Masaharu replied:

        Jayne and Fox, I also agree that Virginia dressed and take care of her appearance well. Perhaps this is why she put top priority in appearance.

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      • Fox replied:

        Salary, expenses, bonus, won’t be a small amount, Jayne.

        But I still feel weird when her daughter dress quite normal. Maybe the girl is still small.

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  4. Fox says:

    Few months ago, when Joel is bashed by the whole city, not many ppl support him or give him encourage.

    Now, he is confirmed with Florinda and see, many ppl from nowhere run to congrats and send them blessings.

    Money money money.

    Well, I find it’s damn fake for anyone who bless him now but dun say a word about him lately.

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    • Fox replied:

      To confirm for this, look at Katy Kung’s comment and blessing. Watsup with Patrick and 3c often go out for dinner together? Katy oh Katy.

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      • Veejay replied:

        @Fox,

        Who and what’s 3C?

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      • Fox replied:

        Joel Chan San Chung.

        San = 3.

        Chung starts with C.

        San Chung = 3C.

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      • Veejay replied:

        LOL Fox,

        You and your short name calling really me wonders there who is this 3c u were talking about. Thanks for the info, I know now 😉

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      • Fox replied:

        Wanna have more short names of artists? Lol, I have some more. Maybe I get used with these nicknames on Chinese forum so :P.

        Such as Linda = ++, cute, rite?

        Charmaine = SS, Myolie = X2, Bernice = B2, Kate = Z3, Kenneth = MM (Sammul Chan also be called MM sometimes), Joel = 3C, etc.

        These names are shorter and mysterious :P.

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      • jayne replied:

        Fox,
        Your nicknames for the artists are getting too mysterious and difficult to follow. I still propose we refer to them by first name, otherwise it gets too confusing in the posts.

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      • Kidd replied:

        One more

        Shirley Yeung – 47

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      • lara replied:

        I heard of Shirley Yeung as CK more. How does 47 work?

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      • Fox replied:

        4= Si
        7 = Kei

        47M = Shirley, 47J = Louise.

        46 = Fala :D.

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      • Fox replied:

        @Jayne: I only use the popular ones or the ones I mentioned :P. You can see I never use ++ or B2 or X2 or 46 or 47 because it’s kinda hard to imagine.

        Hmm, the nicknames I often use is: LF, 620, right?

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      • Jayne replied:

        Fox,
        If you start substituting the artists with any more numbers and symbols, it would look like a math formula. 🙂

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      • Fox replied:

        @Jayne: *singing “Don’t blame her” of Ron :P.

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      • ita replied:

        @Fox thanks for the info. Nice to know they all have cute nick name. Make all of them sound like little robot of Tvb like r2 d2 in star wars. =D

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    • Melody replied:

      Becos no one wants to makes the Ho family angry. Riding on their coat tails may even bring some luck. Stanley Ho is the 13th richest man in Asia!

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  5. lara says:

    Of course 620 is gonna send her blessings and support! It depends on who the girl is. Coz now 620 can use this opportunity to expand her social circle and get benefits/power. If Joel was dating some non-socialite, some normal girl, non-pretty, non-affluent family background (eg. his ex wife)…. then of course she wouldn’t like it and would encourage Joel to keep it low.

    Now that they have official come out, all those ‘suspicions’ the media brought up at the beginning of the year were all true! That JF bday cake, the dinners (analysing the same table, glass, flowers in the background). Bravo to the media! haha

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    • Fox replied:

      In most cases, media is always right! So whoever denying the relationship, they’ll soon be caught red hand, lol.

      If Joel was dating some non-socialite, some normal girl, non-pretty, non-affluent family background (eg. his ex wife)… then nobody care, no news, no congrats and no blessings.

      There are a lot of ppl who react funnier than 620 after the reveal of JF.

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  6. ita says:

    joel chan your nightmare has just begun. With big gap of financial background and big age gap, Thing does not look very promising. Those who send off blessing probably just being hypocrite. In the back of their mind probably will say that he’s after her money. w/ FH is probably more like an impulse for her since she’s only 21?. Once you get older your view of love also change. As for Joel Chan, even though got promoted don’t think he’ll make it to the top, because he has that kind of bad guy look that stamped on his forehead. His acting is ok but in terms of look, mmm..

    620 said “Joel and Florinda handled this matter really well ”

    so what’s all the drama about going in hiding and disappearance.

    what a chak hai statement.

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    • Fox replied:

      The bad guy look isn’t a big deal. Ruco :P.

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    • Jayne replied:

      Ita,
      “so what’s all the drama about going in hiding and disappearance.”

      Allegedly, Joel had to travel to Shanghai for reasons that he could not reveal publicly. Florinda does seem like she wants to reveal the relationship publicly more than Joel, as she was always posting mysterious photos of herself with hints of a “mystery man” by her side.

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      • Chriselle replied:

        @Jayne,

        “Florinda does seem like she wants to reveal the relationship publicly more than Joel, as she was always posting mysterious photos of herself with hints of a “mystery man” by her side.”

        Why do you think this is so? I would think Joel would be more anxious to reveal this news since he’s the one dating a rich heiress. In terms of wealth and social status, Florinda is higher than him.

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      • jayne replied:

        Chriselle,
        “Why do you think this is so? I would think Joel would be more anxious to reveal this news since he’s the one dating a rich heiress. In terms of wealth and social status, Florinda is higher than him.”

        Around April 2011, tabloids ran numerous articles about Joel Chan heartlessly dumping his wife for rich heiress, Florinda. The timing of his divorce and when he started dating Florinda is not quite clear. I believe this may be one of the reasons why Joel was more eager to keep his new romance with Florinda under wraps.

        Florinda seems happy to show the world that she is very much in love. I think it is just her tendency to update what matters to her on her blog and Joel is very important to her right now.

        Their photos together look very much like teenagers in love; so lively and full of smiles.

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      • Chriselle replied:

        @Jayne,

        I see.

        If the rumors about him divorcing his wife because he met someone richer, prettier, and younger is true, then I don’t have much respect for him. He can say he and his wife lost the passion in their relationship already, but why didn’t they divorce before that? I think it’s wrong to just treat his wife as a backup until he finds someone better if he doesn’t have any more feelings for her. (The thing I was wondered is why someone decent-looking, tall, and a bit well-off like Joel will marry a woman older than him. Although anything is possible, let’s be realistic. Joel seems quite of a typical man to me.)

        I also agree with your views about their romance. It’s fun and happy. They’re all over the magazine covers in HK and she always has her arms wrapped around him proudly. I would also like to see how long they last. Me, personally, don’t have much faith in their relationship unless Joel grows up and not use his brother’s money. Don’t forget he doesn’t seem to like to take responsibility for his work and likes to hide. And btw, Florinda is rich and still young, maybe after the fun stage is over, she’ll dump him, lol.

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      • Fox replied:

        @ Chriselle: Not so long ago, Ponny – Joel’s old wife – said that their relationship ended in peace. She has no complaints to Joel as well as their marriage. They divorced due to their personal reasons.

        The relationship of Ponny and Joel is a 10 year one. In 10 years he dun run to other young girl, then I think he is loyalty enough. You can’t say that he dun have chance until today because obviously in 10 years, especially before they got married, he will have more chance if he wanna find a young, rich girl to dig gold.

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      • Chriselle replied:

        Maybe Joel didn’t realize money and beauty was so important until later on? Lol, I don’t know. But people do change.

        However, I don’t think Joel is a despicable gold-digger or anything. I do believe she loves Florinda to a certain degree, just don’t think his intentions are absolutely pure. 😉 I think it was Funn who mentioned that it was part love, part investment.

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  7. Funn Lim says:

    “Virginia Lok Sends Her Blessings To Florinda Ho And Joel Chan”

    In TVB speak,

    “Joel, you’re not important enough for me to be bothered to sanction your relationship. Your career is never been anyway so go on, find a rich girl to fuel your lifestyle, your acting job is insignificant anyway”

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    • tammy replied:

      LOL. Agree!
      While most female artists are looking for a sugar dadddyyyy..He needs a sugar mommmy too LOL…JK

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