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|Ng Yu, Hins Cheung, Albert Yeung, Gillian Chung, Simon Yam, Charlene Choi, Joey Yung, Mani Fok|
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|Albert Yeung, Gillian Chung, Charlene Choi, Hins Cheung, Joey Yung, Mani Fok|
|Gillian Chung, Charlene Choi, Joey Yung and Mani Fok give birthday boy Simon Yam a kiss|
|Gillian Chung congratulates Charlene Choi on her award with a hug|
|Simon Yam blows out the candle on his birthday buns|
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|Sean Lau is mistaken for Jacky Cheung online|
|The Grasshoppers and Andrew Lau|
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The Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild silver anniversary banquet and annual award ceremony took place two nights ago. Andrew Lau Wai Keung took office as the new president. He said that in the future the organization will cut costs as he hoped to pass the torch.
Lau Wai Keung also thanked his wife. Because he will be very busy after becoming president, he will have even less time to spend with his family. Thus he had to turn the responsibility of raising their children to his wife. The Guild also has plans to bring back director training courses in the future.
Wong Kar Wai also attended two nights ago. He said that at the first Directors' Guild banquet, he only made his second films. Yet at the time it became the Guild's recommended film, which was a controversy.
Two nights ago Jacky Cheung Hok Yau and the Grasshoppers were guest performers. Hok Yau performed three classic theme songs and everyone shouted "encore". Hok Yau agreed to sing more, but asked everyone to stop eat for now. He was not used to the audience eating while he performed. Then he performed KISS FAREWELL. The Lau Wai Keung, Derek Kwok Chin Kin and others formed band also performed nostalgic songs. Shawn Yue Man Lok also performed.
The Grasshoppers performed GLAMOROUS STAGE, finally they took off their jackets and performed LET'S SAMBA. Shu Qi was excited and danced along.
In addition, Simon Yam Tat Wa also attended. Today is his birthday. Brother Wa after the banquet rushed to another dinner with Emperor Group chief Albert Yeung Sau Sing.
During the event, Boss Yeung, executives Ng Yu, Mani Fok Man Hei, artists Joey Yung Cho Yi, Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin, Gillian Chung Yun Tung, Hins Cheung King Hin surprised Brother Wa with an advanced birthday celebration. He admitted that he was very happy, because after joining the Emperor family work has been nonstop. He thanked Boss Yeung and co-workers, as well as media and fans who have always supported him. As for his birthday wish, Brother Wa wished for good health and continuing to make even more good films.