Tuesday, August 14, 2018

[2018.08.15] FOR THE WEEK STARTING AUGUST 11 2018

GLOBAL CHINESE MUSIC CHART
For the week starting August 11 2018


15 NEWLY WRITTEN OLD SONG
  Can : Sun Sei Dik Gau Gor
  Jonathan Lee Chung Sing

14 SIGN OF THE TIMES
  Can : Si Doi Dik Biu Gei
  Wang Feng

13 LUST
  Can : Tam Luen
  Jane Zhang Liangying

12 LOVE HURTS
  Can : Oi Gor Nei Dor Gau Jau Yau Dor Tung
  Xiao Bing Chih (Siu Bing Chi)

11 QUARRELSOME LOVERS
  Can : Wong Pai Yuen Ga
  Li Ronghao

10 I FEEL GOOD ABOUT MYSELF
  Can : Ji Ngor Gum Gok Wan Ho
  Gin Lee Hung Ngai

 9 I DON'T LOVE U, I DON'T HATE U, I DON'T...
  Can : Oi But Dut Hung But Dut Sei But Dut
  Tiger Hu (Wu Yin Bun)

 8 REBORN
  Can : Gai Ma Yau Hei
  Chen Linong (Chen Lap Nung)

 7 ONLY WANT ORDINARY
  Can : Ji Yiu Ping Fan
  Zhang Jie, Diamond Zhang Bichen

 6 TIAN DI
  Lit : Heaven Earth
  Kris Wu (Ng Yik Fan)

 5 PSEUDO ART OF BEING A WIFE
  Can : Yun Chai Dik Ngai Shook
  Kay Tse On Kay

 4 SKYCRAPER
  Can : Mor Tin Dai Lau
  Joker Xue (Sit Ji Him)

 3 DON'T SPEAK
  Can : Bit Fai Wa
  Tia Ray (Yuan Ya Wei)

 2 ORDINARY DAY
  Can : Ping Fan Dik Yut Tin
  Mao Buyi (Mo Buk Yi)


 1 AM I ME
  Can : Jim Jim
  Eason Chan Yik Shun

[2018.08.15] ELLEN LOO PASSES ON WITH HER GUITAR







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After the crematorium farewell ceremony, Yu Ching Ping in the company of Anthony Wong Yiu Ming, Eman Lam and Denise Ho thank the media
Yu Ching Ping carries her beloved's photo to the crematorium
Denise Ho and Anthony Wong Yiu Ming lead the pallbearers
Ellen Loo's parents
Ellen Loo's coffin has her favorite guitar designs
Fans bid Ellen Loo farewell across the street from the funeral parlor

The departing hearse sends the media scrambling
Karena Lam keeps Yu Ching Ping's parents company
Joey Yung
Kay Tse arrives solemnly and leaves in tears
Miriam Yeung
Kary Ng pays her respect to her friend for a second day in a row
Kary Ng and Ellen Loo
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Singer Ellen Loo (Lo Hoi Tung) fell to her death on the 5th at age 32. Her funeral took place at the Hong Kong Funeral Parlor under a Number 3 tropical cyclone warning. Widow Yu Ching Ping tearfully bid her beloved Lo Hoi Tung farewell. Lo Hoi Tung's parents held back their sorrow. Friends Denise Ho Wan Sze, Anthony Wong Yiu Ming, Jason Choi Tak Choi were among the pallbearers, Kay Tse On Kay, Joey Yung Cho Yi were in tears as they left. Many fans silently bid their idol farewell from the overpass across the street from the funeral parlor. Eman Lam after the funeral posted a thank you to Lo Hoi Tung online. "Thank you for spending your life to teach me such a beautiful lesson, I will put what I have learnt into music, this, is at17, Lo Hoi Tung and Eman Lam's permanent spirit."

At 8:30AM, Lo Hoi Tung's widow Yu Ching Ping arrived with three friends at the funeral parlor. Then Eman Lam, Ho Wan Sze, Wong Yiu Ming, Miriam Yeung Chin Wa, Yung Cho Yi, Tse On Kay, Kary Ng Yu Fei, Endy Chow Kwok Yin, Yoyo Shum Ning Yi and Tina Lau Tin Lan arrived. Ho Wan Sze put her hands together and did not answer any question. Lo Hoi Tung's parents and brother arrived at 9AM. Yesterday the tropical cyclone warning signal 3 was hung, as rain often poured on the sorrow. Around 20 Lo Hoi Tung fans gathered on the overpass across the street from the funeral parlor. They braved the storm to bid their idol farewell.

Wong Yiu Ming, Ho Wan Sze, Choi Tak Choi, former assistant Ng Wai Kei, drummer Wong Wai Fun and others were pallbearers. The coffin was transported to Cape Collinson Crematorium. The funeral began at 11PM as friends left the funeral parlor, saddened and in tears. Tse On Kay cried as she walked and covered her nose with her hand; in sunglasses Yung Cho Yi also was red from crying. A solemn Ng Yu Fei left with her husband. Yung Cho Yi and Ng Yu Fei attended the farewell ceremony at the crematorium with family and friends.

Widow Yu Ching Ping left in the white flower covered hearse. She sat in the middle with Lo Hoi Tung's photo and her head lowered. Reporters flocked to take photos and caused a stir. The police and security had to clear the road for the hearse. Upon arriving at the crematorium, the crew carried the white coffin, which had Lo Hoi Tung's favorite guitar designs on it.

Yu Ching Ping then carried Lo Hoi Tung's photo to the hall for the farewell ceremony. Eman and a friend had to help her to the bathroom. She looked weary and much thinner. After the ceremony, as everyone left, Lo Hoi Tung's parents held back their sorrow and remained strong and calm. Karena Lam Ka Yun kept Yu Ching Ping's parents company as a heartbroken Father Yu wiped away his tears. Chow Kwok Yin, Yung Cho Yi and Ng Fei Yu looked solemn. Fnally Yu Ching Ping carried Lo Hoi Tung's photo and walked out with Wong Yiu Ming, Eman Lam, Ho Wan Sze and the assistant and bowed to the media in a show of appreciation. Yu Ching Ping nodded and left. Then they went to Causeway Bay for the cleansing banquet.

Eman Lam kept Yu Ching Ping company all along. After the funeral she again remembered Lo Hoi Tung online. "This place I am sending you to, you would be busy with free time, busy enjoying the warmth of sunrise and sunset, busy counting the love that you have taken away and given, busy experiencing the most delicate and the great beauty between Heaven and Earth. Thank you for spending your life to give me such a beautiful lesson, I will put what I have learnt into music, this, is at 17, Lo Hoi Tung and Eman Lam's permanent spirit. The world that you have gone to receives electronic wave signal stronger than 1000MB broadband. These posts probably would load very smoothly. Relax and be busy with your vacation, I will be busy living. I don't know when I will get off, but after work you can pick me up. I will call then~"

Ng Yu Fei appeared for the first time after giving birth, for a second day in a row she went to the funeral parlor to bid her friend Lo Hoi Tung farewell. After leaving the crematorium yesterday, she posted happy photos with Lo Hoi Tung from their past on social media. Ng Yu Fei posted, "Relax, I can still remember your cute face crystal clear, may we forever live in our happy 16. I love you dood dood"

Cheng Sau Man posted Lo Hoi Tung's funeral photo on social media. "We know you have already worked very hard and fought one after another hard battle to be 'cured'. Perhaps, life itself is a hard battle. For those of us living, from now on we have to properly live, put our hearts into living, cherish our lives, actively live, to not let your endless effort go to waste. Miss you."

[2018.08.14] FANS AND STARS GATHER FOR ELLEN LOO'S WAKE












Prudence Liew


Karena Lam
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Ellen Loo's photo from her Paris trip with her wife Yu Ching Ping
The line outside the funeral parlor reached 2000 at its peak
Eason Chan and wife Hilary Tsui
Sammi Cheng remembers Ellen Loo and all the good that she brought
Ivana Wong is all red from crying
Anthony Wong Yiu Ming
Terence Siufay succumbs to tears as he leaves
Kary Ng makes her first appearance after giving birth to bid Ellen Loo farewell
Phil Lam cried many times at the hall
Khalil Fong would pray for Ellen Loo
Gigi Leung
Ellen Loo's parents 
Ellen Loo's artwork is on display
"Heaven is a mystery, Earth is a memory.  We are together."  Yu Ching Ping and Ellen Loo in a tight embrace
Denise Ho posts on Instagram that she will hold Ellen Loo tightly the rest of the way
In the memorial program is a possible wedding photo of Yu Ching Ping and Ellen Loo
Ellen Loo with her parents and brother
Eman Lam and Ellen Loo 
Fans extends the line to the park to bid farewell
Fans remain heartbroken as they leave
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Ellen Loo (Lo Hoi Tung) on August 5h fell to her death from her Happy Valley home at age 32. Lo Hoi Tung suffered from bipolar disorder, actively faced and accepted treatment. She also encouraged those around her with emotional disorder. In the end she chose to leave, leaving family, friends and fans with this hard to face truth. Lo Hoi Tung's farewell ceremony took place yesterday at the Hong Kong Funeral Parlor, the funeral will take place today with a farewell ceremony at the Cape Collinson Crematorium at noon. Lo Hoi Tung's widow Yu Ching Ping, friends Denise Ho Wan Sze, Eman Lam arrived early yesterday at the hall to take care of the arrangement. Losing her beloved, Yu Ching Ping had to handle all the affairs in the past few days and looked weary. Lo Hoi Tung's parents came to bid their daughter farewell. Yesterday the funeral committee arranged for a public wake. A long line formed outside the funeral parlor with over 2,000 people paying their respect.

Lo Hoi Tung's funeral was a Christian ceremony. Outside that hall was a splashed ink portrait of Ellen. The banner had the word ROCK in various colors, made in the style of Ellen's artistic style. In the center was Ellen's photo. Different from the usual head shot, she sat casually next to an empty chair. Yu Ching Ping took this photo of her in Paris.

Next to the photo was a sea of white flowers. Ellen's parents, brother, Ho Wan Sze, Wong Yiu Ming and Eman Lam's floral arrangements all had heartfelt messages. Widow Siu Yu's wrote, "Treasure mui, Chat in Dream, Treasure me", Ellen's parents: "Beloved daughter Hoi Tung, Rest in Peace, Parents PJ". Eman Lam sent hers with her real name, "Ah Keung let's take another walk when you get back Lam Yi Man". Ho Wan Sze's wrote, "Mui g The three of us are together Goo g". Brother Ming's wrote, "Ah Mui next stop heaven, see you, Ming Jai". Yesterday Ellen's friends unloaded a dozen or so paintings from a van, as they were on display on the other side on the hall.

The media was arranged to pay their respect a the hall. Eman Lam, Wong Yiu Ming, Ho Wan Sze and Siu Yu were among the family section. Prudence Liew Mei Kwan, Sammi Cheng Sau Man, Eason Chan Yik Shun and his wife, Josie Ho Chiu Yi and husband Conroy Chan Chi Chung, Gigi Leung Wing Kei, Ivana Wong Yuen Chi, Khalil Fong Datong, Wong Yau Nam, Pakho Chau, Winnie Yu Jung, Alfred Hui Ting Hung, Phil Lam Yik Hong, Michael Ning (Bak Ji), Cherry Ngan Cheuk Ling all came to pay their respect.

Ellen's parents and brother arrived around 6PM in a white van at the back of the funeral parlor.

Ellen's friends all were in sorrow when they left, most declined to stop for an interview. Chan Yik Shun politely greeted the media as he left. Wong Yuen Chi was all red from crying and she lowered her head and left in a hurry. Terence Siufay put his hand together and did not spoke to the media. Fong Datong was asked if he consoled Siu Yu? He said that he would pray.

Cheng Sau Man and Ellen were close as they encouraged each other through their emotional disorder troubles. Cheng Sau Man said, "Ellen worked very hard to face her illness, she faced it with quite an effort and positivity. Today I am here to remember her, thank her for bringing all that is good to us." Lam Yik Hong said that he consoled Eman at the hall. The hall was filled with sadness and he shed tears many times. As for his best memory of Ellen, he said, "At the time Ellen, Pakho Chau and (Jun) Kung Shek Leung and I worked on a concert together and sang each other's songs. I really admire her. She put a lot of heart into her music and expressed herself in her music. I thank her for making such good music."

The program was filled of friends' memories of Ellen. Widow Siu Yu shared valuable photos of them. One of them was Siu Yu with an old style camera taking a photo of Ellen on the grass, paired with SONG OF THE THUMB's lyrics. "Heaven is a mystery, Earth is a memory, we are together".

Ho Wan Sze posted many photos with Ellen on social media yesterday. "Mui G, don't be scared. Just as usual, I am holding you tightly, going the rest of the way with you."

For the Lo Hoi Tung farewell ceremony program, the cover was a photo of her screaming in a clear bubble with the words, "Your smile will not get old from now on: Lo Hoi Tung 1986-2018". In the program were Lo Hoi Tung's writing, life and family photos. She and her wife's possible wedding photo was also included.

Lo Hoi Tung's friends including Eman Lam, Anthony Wong Yiu Ming, Lam Jik, Chet Lam Yat Fung, Chow Yiu Fai, Wyman Wong Wai Man and Kary Ng Yu Fei wrote eulogies with endless memories. Eman Lam wrote a thousand word farewell to her friend. Since working together in 2001, she gave a summary of their 18 years together. Finally she told her colleague, "Eat more, now you are so light!" Wong Yiu Ming remembered Lo Hoi Tung with SOUTH OF SHANWEI. He said, "From now on each time I sing this song, I would think of Ah Mui. Next stop Heaven, see you."

With his anxiety disorder, famous lyricists Lam Jik spoke of his friendship with Lo Hoi Tung and his experience with emotional disorder. "We all understand, when tears are released out of control, they are better than out of control emotions running rampant." He praised Lo Hoi Tung for her courage and strength. In comparison to her illness his was only minor.

The funeral committee set up for public wake for fans to have a chance to bid Ellen a final farewell. Originally slated to begin at 4PM, fans already began to line up around 1PM. Around 2PM a long line has already formed outside the funeral parlor.

Nearly the public wake start the line reached 2,000 people, at its peak it filled a basketball court. Fans awaited to enter the hall in an orderly fashion. The event arranged for the Java Road Playgrounds across the street for the queue. Ho Wan Sze's father was on hand to assist and the police was also present to maintain order. Around 4:10PM fans began to enter the hall, at the pace of 30 people at a time. Originally scheduled to end at 5:30PM, the public awake was extended to 5:50PM due to the crowd as many fans left in tears.