Sunday, August 12, 2018

[2018.08.13] FRANCIS NG DOES NOT WANT TO KEEP THINKING ABOUT AWARDS

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Director Sunny Chan Wing Sun and actors Francis Ng Chun Yu, Nancy Wu Ting Yan, Ken Wong Tak Bun, Jennifer Yu Heung Yi appeared at an audience appreciation even for their film MEN ON THE DRAGON (YIK LAU DAI SHOOK) and met with the audience. Despite strong competition from ALONG WITH THE GODS: THE LAST 49 DAYS and DORAEMON THE MOVIE: NOBITA'S TREASURE ISLAND, the film won a lot of word of mouth and had an admission rate of 80 to 90%. Chun Yu admitted that he wanted to persist to the end but rarely ran into good word of mouth. He could only attract viewers steadily first. He said, "It's a very odd phenomenon, I thought we were dead! We were probably done for! We were weak and wouldn't have a lot of promotion, but Hong Kong people really like to watch something local." As for his confidence in winning awards with the film, Chun Yu said not to constantly talk about that. He joked that he would keep thinking about it. However the box office performance was already the greatest reward. As for Nancy Wu Ting Yan's big screen debut being a hit, he joked, "We depend on her! I don't know why an all new filmmaker would be famous."

Wu Ting Yan admitted that she felt very lucky, her first film would perform so well. With the support from many colleagues, she too booked her own show to watch the film. Because she felt lucky she had to support herself no matter what. She said, "Earlier I just looked at the script and read about their uncle drama, which was really very exciting. I felt what happened in these uncles' lives really was very relatable to Hong Kong people and had a lot of Hong Kong flavor. The dialogue kills too!" Both her television series with Chun Yu TRIUMPH IN THE SKIES 2 and their film MEN ON THE DRAGON performed well, would she feel they made the best team? She said, "If it's a good team, I am not worried about keeping it going! I feel this film isn't enough for me, I really want to have different opportunities still. For me I am already very lucky, it's already a very good start."

Playing Brother Tai in the film, Ken Wong Tak Bun revealed that earlier a male viewer ran into him on the streets and told him how great the film was and how it moved him to tears. "This 30 something male viewer said that the character of Brother Tai carried a lot of pressure. His superiors and subordinates were all inhuman, with the pressure at the home he said that he really could relate and learn to let go. If someone would relate to a movie after watching it and may be affected, it's a pretty pleasant thing."

Many wanted a sequel. Director and screen writer Chan Wing Sun stated that he was working on it but it would need to be seriously considered. Looking back at the competition, the film was the only Hong Kong film and a rare nonsequel or adapted script. He said, "Although they have sequels to continue their momentum, I went to many audience appreciation events and a lot of people asked if there will be a sequel. I really have to seriously think about it."

[2018.08.13] KEVIN CHENG AND GRACE CHAN WED















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The new couple present tea to Mother Cheng
The Chinese wedding dress Grace Chan wore was her mother's from 34 years ago
Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan's wedding bands are from BVLGARI's Marry Me series
A FISTFUL OF STANCES' Michael Tong, Stephen Wong, Wayne Lai, Raymond Cho, Jazz Lam, Natalie Tong, Kenneth Ma and Ben Wong
BLUE VEINS' co-stars Anjaylia Chan, Winki Lai
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TVB's SCOOP introduces the church where the wedding will take place
The church has a long table for the new couple to exchange their vows
Ben Wong, Natalie Tong, Stephen Wong and his girlfriend, Kenneth Ma
Jazz Lam is late and enter the gate from the other side
Michael Tong and Raymond Cho are happy for Kevin Cheng
Wayne Lai and his wife congratulate the new couple
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The 48 year old Kevin Cheng Ka Wing and the 27 year old Grace Chan Hoi Lam dated for 3 years and finally wed at the BVLGAIR Resort Bali yesterday. Over 100 friends witnessed the event as they entered a new chapter in their lives. Coincidentally, August 15th would be Cheng Ka Wing's birthday, this probably would be his best 49th birthday present. Ka Wing even broke down earlier than Grace at the wedding. He said that he was teary eyed throughout the entire process. At Grace's request he even sang his own song A THOUSAND I DO, Ka Wing joked, "It's out of my hands, to get married I have to anything and everything!"

Yesterday morning Ka Wing began the bride pick up ceremony. He complied with all the requests. At Grace's requests he even sang his own song A THOUSAND I DO. He also picked up Grace and walked from the hallway to the living room, a 200 feet journey. They also performed a tea presentation ceremony to their parents.

Ka Wing said, "It's out of my hands, to get married I have to anything and everything! This time is considered very simple. Grace's good sisters took it easy, I just had to carry her and sing a song!" Ka Wing said that he was very touched during the wedding. "When I saw Grace entering the church I already couldn't hold back, I shed two drops of tears and was very sentimental. Everyone spoke from their hearts. Actually I felt that our wedding was very different from other weddings. Aside from a very official vow, we said how we felt about each other from the heart. During this part we both were very moved. Thank you everyone for your well wishes, thank you! Because we wanted a simple yet elegant wedding, we didn't notify everyone before. We didn't make it hard on everyone."

Ka Wing also thanked family and friends for attending their wedding. "I really want to thank each friend who attended our wedding. Actually we already notified them four to five months ago. Because of work they had to make room in their schedule and we really thank them for taking time from their busy schedule to witness our wedding." Grace said, "First I really want to thank friends who attended our wedding, because we planned several months for it friends all kept this secret for us. I really am very grateful to them for doing that, at the same time everyone took time off to come all this way to attend our wedding. Some came from Canada, some came from Europe, some from Hong Kong and some from Singapore, I saw how much heart everyone put into it to attend our wedding. We truly are very grateful, very grateful."

She also revealed that she was very nervous before the ceremony, so much so that her stomach was in knots. "Today before the ceremony, I told Ka Wing to hurry and arrive at the church first because I didn't want him to see me in this wedding gown. He has never seen it before. When I put on this gown, suddenly my stomach was in knots. I was very nervous and my heart beat faster. When I got to the church and heard the music, I took a deep breath, took my daddy by the arm and walked in with him. At that moment I saw everyone on their feet to welcome us, the feeling of them being very happy for us. What we have planned has come to fruition! When I reached the end, I almost broke down. Yet when I looked at Ka Wing, he already shed a drop of tear. I never would have guessed that he would cry earlier than I would and I couldn't help but cry. So before the prayer I already had to grab tissues to wipe away my tears. Actually this feeling was a little real, when I really got to this moment I was very happy to have such a good husband, a husband who loves me so much. I also am looking forward to our future happiness. Although I fel marriage actually has many stages to experience, at that moment I already felt the happiest." The bouquet went to Grace's friend.

Kenneth Ma Kwok Ming, Natalie Tong Sze Wing, Stephen Wong Ka Lok, Jazz Lam Tsz Sin, Wayne Lai Yiu Cheung, Ben Wong Chi Yin, Raymond Cho Wing Lim and Michael Tong Man Lung arrived in Bali early on. Because the ceremony took place in the afternoon, the guess and the wedding parties relaxed a little first. For example Grace's friends Anjaylia Chan Ka Bo and Wink Lai Wai Ling took the chance to take photos in the beautiful scenery.

The couple held their wedding at a top Bali hotel BVLGARI. Grace's Chinese wedding dress was worn by her mother in 1984. Ka Wing bought the 4.18 karat ring on Grace's hand. Grace at the wedding also wore he BVLGARI Diva's Dream jewelry series necklace and earrings. As a gift for the guests, the bride chose Omnia Pink Sapphire light perfume.