Monday July 13, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

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The film Minions (迷你兵團) has captivated both adults and children; these yellow minions dressed in overalls have quite a fanbase. Netizens also discover that the start of minions is somewhat related to Bobby Au Yeung (歐陽震華). Eleven years ago, Bobby was filming promotional clips for the professional health and safety administration. As shown above in the picture, that was his look. As a result, netizens called him the ancestor of the minions.

Source: Ming Pao (HK)
Translated by: chaierie @ Asian E-News Portal
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0713-00282-028b1.jpg?t=1436733696097Petrina Fung, Candy Chea
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Petrina Fung Bo Bo earlier appeared on Candy Chea Suk Mui's radio program. Fung Bo Bo said that at age 6 she already became Best Actress Linda Lin Dai's god daughter completely because of her god mother's kindly acceptance. She regretted that over the years she has never said "I love you" once to her god mother. She also said that she did not understanding the script before age 16 as she only relied on memorization. She did not know any speaking skills, so when she argued with her husband she could only take it. Two years ago she finally stopped using her anti depressant medication that she has used for 18 years. She thanked her religion for saving her as she awaited the appearance of a new romance.

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0713-00282-023b1.jpg?t=1436733894070Kevin Chu, Dante Lam, Ryan Lui ride to promote their film despite the heat
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The Emperor Motion Picture TO THE FORE (POR RUNG)'s director Dante Lam Chiu Yin and the film's new comer Kevin Chu Kam Yin yesterday put on cycling gears and rode in Sham Tseng. Director Lam said, "This film received good reviews from the Mainland film authority. They said that the film had their blood boiling. They felt that it started a sports film trend. With such a good film, the promotional strategy had to be done better so it wouldn't be wasted. I too want to make more sports movies. The next one may be about swimming."

Chu Kam Yin was a swimmer before getting into the business. He said, "I would gladly participate in the director's new film. (Aren't you afraid of him being a demon director?) When I was an athlete it was much worse, I trained for three to four hours. When I make movies it's for just three to four minutes!"

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The Wong Jing produced new film GIRL OF THE BIG HOUSE (BO BUI DONG GA) yesterday held a production start ceremony in Yuen Long. Attending actors included Francis Ng Chun Yu, Miriam Yeung Chin Wa, Angela Wang Shiling, Yuen Qiu, Lo Fun and Jim Chim Shui Man. Although Angela's parents Wang Yuelun and Li Xiang were present, they declined to pose for photos with their daughter. Instead Angela's onscreen father Chun Yu not only sang to her but also bent down to accommodate to her height. He even could not help but bite her chubby arm!

Chun Yu, Chin Wa and Angela were described as "mischievous children", which Chun Yu could not deny fast enough. He said that when he was little he often performed charity like visiting seniors at nursing home. Playing Angela's mother, Chin Wa has a son of her own. This time was perfect for her to experience communicating with a daughter. They were just like friends and she could dress her up like a princess. Chin Wa admitted that originally she was very stressed about working with Angela for the first time, but sh was very smart and understanding. The first time they met she already ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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999:  Hong Kong-style investigative TV series

 

Source: am730

 

Translation:  llwy12

 

Article originally published July 9, 2015

 

** Translator's Note: In my translation, I tried to keep the writer's sarcastic tone as much as possible, since the sarcasm is really what makes this article an interesting, witty read.  However, if possible, I recommend reading this article as it was originally written (in Cantonese) to get the full effect.**

 

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In the past few decades, Hong Kong’s biggest (and only) TV station has come out with its fair share of investigative series (推理劇). [TN: for the purposes of this article, I will use the word ‘investigative series’ to describe 推理劇  however those who prefer ‘detective series’ or ‘mystery series’, feel free to use those terms instead].   These types of series generally have an abundant, complicated storyline and are almost guaranteed to pull in good ratings – indeed, these series had their glory days for a period of time.  However, as we all know, the traditional path for HK’s scriptwriters is to get ‘inspiration’ for their stories from American, Japanese, and Korean investigative series as well as novels.  This is why, in many of HK’s TV series, we often see familiar story concepts such as those found in the works of [Japanese novelist] Jiro Akagawa (赤川次郎), manga series Case Closed (aka Detective Conan), American series such as NYPD Blue and CSI, etc.  Now of course, the scriptwriters can’t copy those works verbatim, so they will always mix in some of their own ‘ideas’ to the story so as to make it their own – and with that, the ‘essential characteristics’ of HK television series was born.

 

 

1.       Working professionals (專業人士)

In HK series, the main lead is usually a working professional of some sort:  police officer, lawyer, doctor, high-ranking detective, forensics investigator, professor, etc.  Sometimes the ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Sunday July 12, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

image.jpgimage.jpg     Singer, Linda Wong (王馨平) was recording for Sunday Songbird (Sunday靚聲王) program and disclosed she will be releasing Mandarin album soon, and organising her concert at Hong Kong in November. She expressed she received support from her husband and when asked if she will invite any guests, Linda said: "There will be 2 song composers and I will sing 2 Taiwan songs on the stage. I feel it is very special. I am born in Hong Kong but grow up in Taiwan. I know many stuff about Taiwan and do not expect I can sing Taiwan song at Hong Kong."

When mentioned about the public romance between her old love, Kevin Cheng (鄭嘉穎) and Grace Chan (陳凱琳), Linda replied they did not contact for a long time and she knew about the news: "We are friends but will not contact each other all the time. I am considered an outsider and inconvenient to provide my comment. I hope my friend will be happy. (Hope they will get married soon?) It is not decided by me and inconvenient to reply."

Source: ON.CC (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal
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Nancy Wu was 'shot' with arrow by Alex Wan

Sunday July 12, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

image.jpg image.jpg     Three days ago, Nancy Wu (胡定欣) was promoting the new series, Ghost of Relativity (鬼同你OT) in the Indoor Archery Field. Nancy's back was 'shot' with arrow by Alex Wan during the game. She accepted the interview and said: "Yes no baby to give and he does not treat girls this way . (Nervous to give birth?) I am a girl, impatient? Nope, just kidding and I leave it to my good sister. See who become the first mother."

Source: Ming Pao (HK)
Translated by: Admin @ Asian E-News Portal
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Sunday July 12, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

image.jpg image.jpg     Yesterday was artiste Christine Kuo's (苟芸慧) 32nd birthday. She spends her birthday in an interestingly special way: going to the hospital! Is it because something happened to her? No! Christine only went for a body check-up as a birthday present to herself. She also shared a selfie online that she took in the hospital and left a message, saying: "I'm leaving the hospital! This year, I'm giving myself a complete body check-up as my own birthday gift. I want to be a healthy baby!"

Source: ON.CC (HK)
Translated by: chaierie @ Asian E-News Portal
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Brother's Keeper II series: Linda Chung will have cameo appearance for half episode

Sunday July 12, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

image.jpg image.jpg     Artiste Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣) was trying out her role image for new series, Brother's Keeper II (巨輪II) in Tseung Kwan O TV City (將軍澳電視城) and expressed it was cameo appearance: "I will have cameo appearance for half episode. Earlier, my relationship with Ruco Chan (陳展鵬) was tragic and could not be together. (Feel it is a pity?) Nope and what matters most is the suitability of the script." She added she will be filming new series, Police Dog Brother (警犬巴打) and following the crew team of Brother's Keeper II series for location shooting in Okinawa Prefecture.

Source: ON.CC (HK)
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Sunday July 12, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

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Artiste Wong Cho Lam (王祖藍) and his wife, Leanne Li (李亞男) are a loving couple and will convey their love messages in the air at times. Cho Lam expressed he could not bear to see the ending of Mainland China's program, Running Man (奔跑吧兄弟). On Weibo, he disclosed he was usually the weaker party in the program but felt stronger when his wife came to visit him during the filming for the finale: "I really cannot bear to see the ending of the program and I become stronger when my wife comes over to visit me." Cho Lam also shared photos of themselves and they remained a sweet couple as usual.

Source: ON.CC (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal
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