Sunday, April 21, 2013


Tong Dawai, Huang Xiaoming and Deng Chao send warmth with their singing
At the OUR ETERNALLY LOST YOUTH premeire, Vicki Zhao, Han Geng and  Mark Chao were dressed in black with a green ribbon in memory of the victims
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The Peter Chan Ho Sun directed AMERICAN DREAMS IN CHINA (JUNG GOK HUP FOR YUN) originally planned a theme song press conference yesterday with Huang Xiaoming, Deng Chao and Tong Dawai performing. Yet because of the Ya'an earthquake they agreed to cancel yesterday's press conference. Instead they performed Jacky Cheung Hok Yau's BLESSING (JOOK FOOK) to pray for Ya'an. At the start of the event, a moment of silent was held. Huang Xiaoming spoke first and said that originally it was a press conference about the film theme song, which now they decided not to discuss; then the trio performed BLESSING. The event ended after five minutes but won the applause of everyone.

At the same time, Tong Dawai was working in Bazhong, which was 300 kilometers away from Ya'an and received many calls. He said that that morning he just shot an explosion scene. Later one of the crew said that the 11th floor was rocking and they finally realized it was an earthquake. He said that at the time he was at the explosion scene and could not tell whether it was the explosion or the earthquake. He and his wife donated 200,000 tents so the victims would not have to live outdoors. He regretted that he was unable to assist with the relief in the front line.

Already donated 1 million RMB, Vicki Zhao Wei originally had a press conference and a red carpet premiere for the film she directed, OUR ETERNALLY LOST YOUTH, but because the Ya'an rescue was still in process, no one wanted to have any celebration. Thus they decided to cancel the press conference and the red carpet. Only the premiere went on as scheduled; at the premiere, Zhao Wei, Han Geng and Mark Chao (Chiu Yau Ting) all wore black and a green ribbon. A moment of silence was held to cheer on the disaster area.

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