Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Wong Tin Lam, his disciples and his son Wong Jing
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Grace Chang (Kot Lan)

Patrick Tse Yin

Dicky Cheung Wai Kin

Jim Chim Shui Man

Lam Ka Tung

Wong Jing

Johnnie To Kei Fung

John Chiang Dai Wai, Lee Lam Lam

Cheng Pei Pei, Monica Chan Fat Yung

Chik Mei Chun, Michael Miu Kiu Wai, Elaine Lok Yi Ling, Felix Wong Yat Wa

Stephen Chan Chi Wan

Deborah Li and her husband

Adam Cheng Siu Chau

Tony Leung Ka Fai

Lau Ching Wan

Anthony Wong Chau Sun

Dior Cheng Yi Kin
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Famous director Wong Tin Lam on November 16 passed away at the age of 83. Uncle Tin Lam directed over 100 films, later he joined TVB and produced many classic television series. The funeral began last night at the World Funeral Home. Uncle Tin Lam had many disciples and made enormous contributions to the film and television scene. Last night many film and television celebrities came to show their respect from three lands on both sides of the strait. Uncle Tin Lam's son Wong Jing recalled his father's lesson and grew teary eyed.

Wong Jing and his four sisters yesterday arrived at the altar earlier. The funeral will be a Buddhist ceremony. The funeral committee created a special program for the mourners. Lam Ka Tung and Lam Suet, who have worked with Uncle Tin Lam, also arrived early to help. Uncle Tin Lam's disciples Johnnie To Kei Fung and Ringo Lam Lan Tung arrived after 3PM. Wong Jing spoke with reporters in the afternoon. Speaking of his father's remaining wish, Wong Jing pointed out that Father before passing already saw all the relatives, disciples and the best of friends. He was very fortunate and did not have too many regrets. Burial items were all items that he used in his life. Because they could not be cremated, they could only go as far as the crematorium.

As for lessons from Father, Wong Jing grew teary eyed. He pointed out that Father always said to him, "Son, award is destined. Don't force it." Father has said that to him since he was little. Will more memorial events be on the way? Wong Jing said now is enough and a special
program was published. The Buddhist chant ceremony will be ongoing until the final 7 days. He believed everyone will remember him. He pointed out that Father did not want to trouble too many friends. As long as everyone will keep him in their hearts, nothing too deliberate needed to be done. Wong Jing also pointed out that Chow Yun Fat was working in the Mainland and could not come, but he asked To Kei Fung to send his regards. The funeral ceremony starts today at 10AM. Friends of Uncle Tin Lam like Lau Tin Chi, Chung King Fai and Liza Wang Ming Chuen will give eulogies. His 70s, 80s, 90s disciples Lam Lan Tung, To Kei Fung, Benny Chan Muk Sing, Yau Nai Hoi, Patrick Tse Yin, Kenneth Tsang Kong, Damien Lau Chung Yun, Felix Wong Yat Wa will be pallbearers. After the ceremony his remains will head to the crematorium. His ashes will be at Po Pook Hill alongside his beloved wife.

Ann Hui On Wa was not familiar with Uncle Tin Lam but they have seen each other at TVB and greeted each other. She was more familiar with Wong Jing. Lam Ka Tung said that he had very little opportunity to work with Uncle Tin Lam during his television days, instead in films they
worked together more. They also attended the Cannes Film Festival together. At the time he was responsible for taking care of Uncle Tin Lam. He pointed out that Uncle Tin Lam taught him to be calm at the time because young people spoke fast and played madly. Once he learned about Uncle Tin Lam's passing, he immediately called To Kei Fung to see if he could help in any way.

Wong Yat Wa said that Uncle Tin Lam asked him and Michael Miu Kiu Wai to star in THE LEGEND OF CONDOR HEROES (SEH DIU YING HUNG JUEN). He really appreciated him for giving him a chance to work on such a popular series that has been aired and aired again. Wong Yat Wa pointed out that because Uncle Tin Lam asked him to play this character he had his
achievements today. The last time he saw Uncle Tin Lam was at his birthday. When they saw each other on To Kei Fung's set or in the studio they would talk about their experience together. He remembered during CONDOR Uncle Tin Lam said to him, "Kid, since I ask you to work, you can relax. You can just be yourself. He also asked Sei Gor and Lau Tan to keep an eye on me." Wong Yat Wa said that Uncle Tin Lam made such great achievements and had so many disciples, he conceivably had no regret and would depart with joy.

Guests who came to pay their respects included Monica Chan Fat Yung, Cheng Pei Pei, Manfred Wong (Man Jun), Stephen Chan Chi Wan, Lau Ching Wan, Adam Cheng Siu Chau, Chapman To Man Jat, John Chiang Dai Wai and Lee Lam Lam, Wong Yat Wa and Miu Kiu Wai, Chik Mei Chun and Elaine Lok Yi Ling. In addition, Chow Yun Fat, Louisa Lee Sze Kei, Stephen Chow Sing
Chi, Andy Lau Tak Wa, Liza Wang Ming Chuen and others sent floral arrangements.

Maggie Siu Mei Kei and Dior Cheng Yi Kin also came, but Siu Mei Kei left before Cheng Yi Kin appeared. Cheng Siu Chau said that he took time from his series meal time to pay his respect. He said that originally he was one of the pallbearers but due to the series he could not make time. Chau Guoon said that he learned a lot from Uncle Tin Lam. Back then when they worked on THE BOOK AND THE SWORD (SHU GIM YUN SAU LOK) Uncle Tin Lam said that no matter how tough, even sick, he still had to make the show well. Finally the series aired as scheduled and received good rating. Chau Guoon remembered the most Uncle Tin Lam's spirit of perseverance. Deborah Li said that Uncle Tin Lam was good teacher like a father he was not mean at all. He was very patient with teaching younger generations and full of love. Nick Cheung Ka Fai revealed that he met Uncle Tin Lam through Wong Jing. They have worked together, he was a lovably senior with a kind heart and full of great achievement.

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