DATE: 8 NOV 2013
SOURCE: WEN WEI PO
ANDY SPOTTED IN SHENGYANG
Andy was in Shengyang for the promo of movie, close to a thousand fans came to show support!
3D cop-gangster film Firestorm starring Andy, Gordon & Hu Jun was invited by the 3rd ScreenSingapore opening ceremony & had the world premiere at the Resort World Sentosa. 2 days ago Andy & Gordon was in SG for the press con & the premiere at night.
SOURCE: LIBERTY TIMES
ANDY HAS GRAPEFRUIT + YOGURT AS BREAKFAST FOR 30 YEARS
Andy is 50 over, his physique & stamina is still at the peak, it was rumored that he does not take carbohydrates, & is stringent with calorie of 3 meals. Andy however clarified that it is not so exaggerated, but his breakfast is very special, said, "I have never changed the breakfast set I take last 30 years, it is grapefruit + yogurt. Many thinks that I am pitiful, actually it is not little."
His diet is simple, he recalled once during filming, his assistants & actors were having meal together, "They have fish, meat in front of them, while I only had a bowl of soup, I heard someone whispered, 'See how pathetic he is'. The funniest thing is somebody took pity & gave me a banana. In order not to be taken as pitiful, I try my best to have meals with them after that."
Andy is friendly, as boss of Firestorm, he tuned up his seriousness to monitor of filming progress, "As I am the executive producer, I have to arrange work to be done for the day, if work is not going to finish, & cost is estimated to escalate, I will give order forcing them to finish on the day. Sometimes I was a bit harsh, & have to please the actors later.
"Once after scolding Hu Jun, the next day I baked him a cake, but he did not bring it back, perhaps he is not easy to pacify, haha! "
By YIP WAI YEE
HK star Andy Lau is "very open" to collaborating with Singapore film-makers.
Speaking in Mandarin at a press conference yesterday, he told regional reporters, “Back in the day, there have been discussions between Singapore film-makers with my company in HK but the talks never really continued from there.
"As mush as I’d love to, I cannot leave HK & come down all the time to look into these things.
But I am definitely very open to collaborating with Singaporeans on films here. Maybe there is a project here where I can help to lend my 30-plus years of experience of being in the film. " he added.
Lau, 52, in known primarily as an actor & singer but he is also the owner of production company Focus Films, which he produced many critically acclaimed films, including award-winning drama A Simple Life (2012) & Gallants (2010), & box office hits such as Feng Xiao Gang’s A World Without Thives(2004).
He deadpanned, "It is not just about wanting to come to Singapore & work from a producer’s standpoint. I would also love for Singaporean film-makers to hire me as an actor in their movies.
"I may be expensive but I’m worth it."
Lau is both leading man & producer of his latest film Firestorm, which he was in town to promote.
Directed by HK writer-director Alan Yuen, the police actioner has Lau playing the role of a senior inspector whose moral integrity is questioned when a criminal pushes him to his edge.
The US $20-million ($S25 million) film made its world premiere at Resorts World Sentosa last night as part of the annual home-grown film trade event ScreenSingapore a week ahead of its general release in cinemas next Thursday.
Flanking Lau at the press conference yesterday was his Firestorm co-star, Gordon Lam Ka Tung, 46, who plays ex-con Pong & antagonist to Lau’s cop character in the film.
Lam is an actor signed to Lau's artiste management arm Topman Global, so he often referred to Lau as "laoban" (Boss) during press conference.
Despite recent reports that there had been some "tensions" between the two for a while, apparently due to the fact that Lam’s role in the film was reduced from first to second lead, there was none of that at yesterday’s event.
The pair displayed easy camaraderie, often poking fun at one another and even finishing each other’s sentences.
Lau said of their supposed fall-out, "I think some media just came up with those reports because Ka Tung had not been in the news lately. They needed something for their headlines. "
Lam’s notoriously terrible spoken Mandarin was also cause for plenty of laughs, as he would say words with all the wrong intonations.
Eventually, Lau took it upon himself to "translate" for him.
Lau looked at his co-star & said with a good-natured laugh, “you see, everyone is laughing at you, I’m not the only one who thinks your Mandarin is hard to understand."
Not one to back down so easily, Lam quipped that he was "so excited” to be part of Firestorm because he "finally got the chance to fight with my boss."
In the film, the two face off several fight scenes.
He added, "When Andy first called me about this role, he told me that I would have to undergo a lot of fighting , so my first thought was , ‘I don’t want to do this, it’s too tough."
Then I asked him, ‘Who will I be fighting?’ And when he said it was himself, I immediately said, ‘Okay, I’m in.’ "
Lam underwent three months of jujitu training for the role.
He said, “It was definitely worth it. Getting to hit my boss, I’ve waited more tha 10 years for the chance to do that." Firestorms opens in cinemas Dec 12.
DATE: 5 NOV 2013
SOURCE: SIN CHEW DAILY
ANDY COMPLAINED WITH 'TEARS' THAT NO ONE BRINGS IN HIS CONCERT TO MALAYSIA
Malaysia's son-in-law Andy was back to Malaysia to promote his film Firestorm. at his meet-the-fans session 2 night ago, he was asked why he is not coming to Malaysia for concert since he is now running his concert world tour. Pretended to be crying miserably, he complained, "Not that I don't want to come, is because no one wants to buy! This year with 4-sided stage it is impossible to come, next year when I changed it to one sided stage, there will be someone buying my show! Really not because I don't want to come, it is no one is buying! Really sad! Woowoowoo.." So miserably he cried, not sure if this has touched the organizer or sponsor to bring in his concert?
The meet-the-fan session was held in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. Andy was with Gordon to promote Firestorm on Dec 3 evening. The pavilion was packed with fans, who thronged all floors.
Two female fans were playing a game, they enacted the dialogue in the movie in an intimate way, teased Andy, "Why two of you acted like ‘broke-back’?" Everyone laughed. He added words from An Lee, "There is a broke-back mountain in everyone, just like anyone can meet storm once!"
Before the activity ended, the two actors urged fans to support Firestrm, Lam quipped, "Storm is coming to Malaysia!" Andy again added wittingly, "The only way you can avoid this storm is to buy ticket to the cinema!" Fans clapped & cheered.
SOURCE: SIN CHEW DAILY
ANDY: NOTHING I CAN’T ANSWER
HOPES WIFE CAN HAVE ANOTHER BABY SOON
Andy & Gordon were in Malaysia for the promo of Firestorm, they stayed for only a day. After that he will be inn Singapore for the premiere of movie.
As soon as they touched down, they went to Ritz Carlton hotel for the press release of Firestorm, complained Andy, "It was so Very rushed! After a quick shower, I had to go down!
When the host asked if he had taken his lunch, he answered, "Today is the first day of lunar month, I am a vegetarian, there is not much to eat!" When asked if he would visit his wife's family, he indicated, "I make a clear distinction between work & family , if I want to come back I will take time off, I will not do it when I come here to work, not so lax!" Will he come back to Malaysia during lunar new year, he said there is no such plan yet.
Andy denied his wife is pregnant, but wishes that she can be so.
The movie Firestorm will be out in HK on Dec 19.
There was a scene of gun battle, as long as 20 minute, in HK Central. Andy as hunt leader led the team to catch the villains played by Ray Lui, Gordon Lam & Terrance Yin. The combat team fought from Bridges Street to Wyndham Street, then to Queen’s Street, finally ended up in Pedder Street. The street was closed for filming. There was also real remake of buildings/scene in the real 1:1 ratio.
The scene mobilized props of close to 20,000 bullets, hundred over guns, tow trucks, rashed & exploded vehicles. The big gunfight scene in Central is a sight seldom seen in recent years. It also set a precedent for gunfight scene of this magnitude to take place in Central HK.
Andy is both the producer & actor of this film, he limited shooting to take place on Sunday morning 7 to 11. Originally scheduled for 10 days, it took 20 days to complete, & spread to 3 months to shoot. It was a challenge for both time & money.
Action Director Chin Ka Lok indicated that actors too found it thrill to film in Central, it is not easy to get them to stop.
Andy had a scene exchanging fire with the robbers, it was not an easy one to shoot, according to Chin. as Andy has too many fans, the onlookers were too many.
In the shootout route, Pedder road is not supposed to be closed or have explosive scene, the crew set up a 1:1 ratio of the street in the old Kai Tak airport, & completed a good explosive scene!
It is not easy to be children in HK nowadays. A survey shows more than 90% of children joined more than 3 types of interest group weekly, mostly arranged by the parents. Close to 30% have already been in while they are in kindergarten, but 85% of the students dislike their parents to arrange the interest groups for them, 60% wish to have the time reduced. They hope the parents will take heed of their idea, & they can pick groups of their choice.
When asked which character they take as role model, top on the list is artiste Andy Lau. Father, mother are in the 3rd & 5th position respectively, the second is facebook founder Zuckerberg , while Apple computer's Steve Jobs ranked forth.
The 50th GH Awards ceremony, with a star-studded strong turn out finally set a historical record of 9.12 rating, or 6.35 million viewers.
The highest being at the award presentation for the Best Actress, & when Cai Qin sang movie classics, which garnered a rating of 11.82, the highest for the night.
Cai Qin paid respect to the movie personals by singing several movie classics, even Andy & Maggie & others sang along.
SOURCE: CHINA TIMES
ANDY ADMITTED MISTAKE: I CHANGED THE FLOW OF PRESENTATION AND GAVE HER A FRIGHT
Andy & Maggie were award presenters for the Best Actress at the GH 50. When Zhang Ziyi went up to receive the award, Andy held Maggie's arm & wanted to hand the award to her, his move made Maggie took a few steps back, she did not want to take it, at the end Andy had to give the trophy to Zhang. The behavior makes one suspect if the two actresses are not on good terms.
When Andy had given the trophy to Zhang, hugged & congratulated her, Maggie had already retreated to the back of the stage. When Zhang gave her acceptance speech, Maggie pouted her lips to Andy, as if still complaining. Andy held her waist & apologized, & the two continued talking, even pointing to the card. Indeed unusual. The organizer clarified that there was no prearrangement segment on this issue, perhaps it was the presenters' idea.
When Andy left the stage, he indicated that he did not say much to Maggie, they were discussing who attended the event. Is Maggie unwilling to give the trophy to Zhang Ziyi? Replied Andy, "No, we already decided that I will give out the award. When I passed it to her so suddenly, she had a fright, please don't imagine things."
The strange incidence makes one remember the two ladies not on good terms 11 years ago when they were filming Hero.
Golden Horse 50 saw a strong lineup of famous directors, Best Actors & Actresses. Award presenters were full of wit. Huang Po teased host Kevin Tsai who had a horse on his back to walk the red carpet, saying that he has only seen man riding horse, but not was just like horse riding a man. He won loud laughter from the floor. Sylvia Chang self revealed that she won only Best Supporting Actresses in her early days, as the director Li Hsing was biased & favored lead actress Lin Feng-jiao, (Jackie Chan’s wife).
Andy teamed up with Maggie to give out Best Actress award. On the stage they kept silence for 5 seconds. Then Andy said with a laugh, "The organizer said that we don’t need a script, we just need to stand here, we will get applause." Thruly they won thunderous applause.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY TW
ANDY MANAGED TO OUTSED GRANDMASTER
The 50th Golden Horse walk of fame was held @ Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. It was home coming for many best directors, best avtors & actresses including Andy, Tony Leung, Shu Qi & Zhang Ziyi. 5000 over fans were drawn to the venue.
Tony held his wife Carina Lau to walk the red carpet, fans gave continuous scream. Best as son as Andy sent foot on the red carpet, the mood escalated to a boiling point, even suppressed the attention of the 20 over people led by director of The Grandmaster Wong Kar-wai. Andy had uccessfully become king of starlight for the night.
Andy arrived at around noon yesterdayin TW. 2 nights ago close to a hundred fans went to Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall to queue up, to get the attention of Andy, they made a light board of 'Boss Andy'.
Andy appeared before Maggie Cheung, in a black Tom Ford suit, he looked suave & won screams & cheers from all. His charisma broke record, thus he rather stood on the spot, clasped his hands to his ears to enjoy the cheers from fans. Worried that fans from behind could nto take picture of him, he turned around to wave at them. Indeed very thoughtful. Said, "This year stress is less as I am not nominated! V happy to see old friends, saw Maggie, I asked her why she is so thin, she in turn asked me why I am so thin!"
He said humbly, "This year, all the men look more handsome than me."
SOURCE: MING PAO
In Firestorm , Andy in giving chase to the robber played by Hu Jun went all out, not only use the car to crash on him so as to stop him, he dangled outside the car, using all ways to nab him.
The director Qin Kar Lok had at first arranged a stand in for Andy, but to give best result, both Andy & Hu Jun decided to do it personally.
Andy was dangled outside a moving car, while Hu Jun was hit till the air bag was released. Qian made sure all safety precautions were done, & rehearsed several times. It was completed smoothly.
The role played by Andy has some inner conflicts, it gets more intense as acting went on, it is a role that he has wished for all these years.
Hu Jun indicated that he acted opposite Andy, had fierce gun fight & hit by Andy with car, he was all covered with injuries.
NEWS DATED NOV 19
SOURCE: CHINA PRESS
Heavenly storm is coming! Andy is brining Firestorm to Singapore in the beginning of December, at the same time he will tour Marina Bay Sands, Resorts World Sentosa for the movie promotion!
Andy had accepted the invitation to be in SG for the promo of Firestorm. It is said he will be in SG on Dec 4 Wednesday, together with Gordon Lam for the premiere of movie!
The organizer's spoke-lady revealed that on arrival, other than the press con in Marina Bay Sands he will walk the red carpet at the tourist spots in Santosa, greet his fans, as the visit schedule is tight he has no time for a fan clab gathering, so fans will have to say hi to him in Marina Bay Sands & Santosa!
NEWS DATED NOV 18
SOURCE: MING PAO/APPLE DAILY
PAULA TSUI WILL AGAIN WEAR POPO’S SKIRT IN HER CONCERT
Paula Tsui is holding 6 concerts @ the HK Coliseum Feb next year. A press con was held on Nov 17. The organizer arranged a special 4 tier cake of black & white polka dots.
Many in the circle sent in video clips to wish her success in the concert, including Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung, Sammi Cheng, Joey, Carina Lau, Moses Chan & others.
Andy present her with calligraphy" Walking through Time & Tide, Still as Glamorous as Ever.
NEWS DATED NOV 23
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
GOLDEN HORSE 50
GOSSIP: ANG LEE MET ANDY IN TOILET: LIFE IS NOT SO BAD
There are many gossips on toilets, the most interesting one can be said to be from Ang Lee.
He once said, in 1991 when he was still an unknown, he was nominated with his film Pushing Hands. He went to the toilet during awards ceremony, standing at the row of urinals he saw big shots like Andy Lau & Jackie Chan, at that moment he felt that ‘Life is not too bad!'
Aaron Kwok who won Best Actor award twice said that he must clear his bladder first, as he does not wish to leave his seat, as a show of respect.
The first Chinese 3 D action thriller FireStorm starring Andy Lau, Gordon Lam, Ray Lui Michael Wong & others will be showned nationwide on Dec 12.
A 60 second trailer of ‘urban warfare’, was released 2 days ago, Dec 19, in BJ, HK’s Central district was turned into a gangster wrestling battlefield. Andy who played a cop jumped down from a tall building. He was also posed outside the car to give chase to the robbers, indeed thrilling.
The DJ asked Andy how hard it was to shoot this scene, he said, "This really is not very hard. We protected ourselves well during shooting, boss gave us plenty of time to prepare. "
At the same time, Andy indicated that this is definitely not the last of action movie for him, he indicated confidently, "I am still young, my body shape & physical condition still very good, if you all like, I will continue to act." The audience gave loud applause.
Added Rui . "We are still very young, action, gun fight are minor thing to us!" It was rumored by HK media that Andy is again a father, & a picture of chubby Carol was posted & she is 4 month pregnant.
When Andy was asked, He frowned, shaking his head, "Really don’t have, many thanks for the congratulations, when possible, I will slowly work on it. "
Golden Horse 50 Elegance Exhibition had a grand opening last night, trophies, movie costumes, scripts & others, a total of 500 over precious items were displayed, it was like reminiscing the movie industry of the last half century.
From today onwards, visitors can get limited editions of commemorative posters of Shu Qi, Andy Lau, Aaron Kwok, Ethan Ruan & others, while supplies last.
GH is enlarging activity this year, total expenses is close to 80 million.
The collaboration of Andy & Bill Kong in the production of film Firestorm sees Andy becoming a lead actor instead of staying behind the scene.
Andy indicated that at first he had not thought of acting in it, he just wanted to be an executive producer, but as the project got bigger, Bill Kong hoped he could play a role, & Andy then agreed.
Andy hopes that through this movie, there will be more of HK productions in future that can reach audience from around the world, let them know that HK is has reached a production level, no less than foreign productions.
There was again a news report yesterday saying that Andy’s wife is now 4-month pregnant. Her sister has flown purposely from Malaysia to keep her company. Andy who is having his concert world tour in China through his assistant, sent in this message,
"Many thanks for all the concern, my wife is not pregnant. "
SOURCE: SKYPOST HK
It was rumored that Andy had initially asked Gordon Lim to be the lead actor in Firestorm so as to have him signing contract. Gordon however form a lead actor is now a supporting actor. This made Gordon disappointed & was contemplating leaving. Though Gordon had denied, the rumor still goes round. The company released the trailer on the making of the movie, Andy also explained why he has become the lead actor instead of staying behind the scene.
It was Bill Kong who asked him to played a role. It was actually the investor’s idea. Bill praised that Andy has helped a lot, & put in his best in acting.
In the movie, Andy had personally acted in many difficult scenes, including car crashes, jumped for a 10-storey high building. Andy revealed excitedly that this film is full of humanity, he hopes through this film it can see more of HK film based on cop/villain.
Another actor Ray Lui compliment the director’s bold idea, said," The director wrote a great scene, there was clashes & shooting in Central, it is not seen in HK films in the past,."
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY TW
CAROL CHU IS FOUR MONTH PREGNANT
TOOK PLANE TO VISIT HUSBAND
According to Next Magazine HK, Andy’s wife Carol who is 47 is now 4-month pregnant. At the end of last month she flew to BJ to keep Andy ccompany in his concert tour.
She appeares to have a broad waist, & has slight bulge at tummy, looking like pregnant lady. Accordingly, Carol had wanted to keep Andy company in all his concert tour but due to pregnancy, but Andy only allows her to go to BJ concert, She was arranged to stay in a pr ivate residence, to keep away prying eyes of others.
As Andy is busy, Carol's sister has flown in to HK to keep her company.
Andy’s daughter was born in year of dragon, if the rumor is true, when the son is born next year, the two will make a good 'Vigorous Dragon-horse spirit!'
At its 50th anniversary, Golden Horse Awards recollects Best Actors of the past years. In year 2004, Andy with Infernal Affairs III was crowned Best Actor. The thing that worried him the most beforehand was if he did not get it again, reporters that supported him may not be able to retire.
Andy was first named Best Actor 20 years after he joined the circle. He recalled the year when he was nominated with IA but lost the title to Tony Leung, the media told him after that,
"I will wait till you get Golden Horse before I call it a day." When he was again nominated the following year, he became worried, "What if I don’t get it again? How to answer to those who are retiring?" Luckily he got it.
He said,"After that, I do not have any pressure, I have fulfilled my responsibility, be it once, or 100 times, I can tell them that I am a G H Best Actor winner!"
Nick Cheung with The Best Stalker was named Best Actor. He handed a box of trophies to his colleague when shifted house last year. 2 hours later he was shocked to find out that his colleague had thrown the box away. Said, "I rushed madly to the garbage room, the box was still there, but was already opened, luckily the garbage collector thought those were worthless things."
NEWS DATED NOV 1
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY/MING PAO
TOLD FANS THAT HE WILL NOT CLOSE HIS MIKE
ANDY BRAGGED THAT HE WILL BE POPULAR A WHOLE LIFETIME
BLACK MARKET TICKET SELLERS ATTACKED BJ
For a continuous 4 days Andy had his AL ways World Tour 2013 in BJ @ The MasterCard Center, formerly Beijing Wukesong Culture & Sports Center.
After a lapse of 2 years he again held concert in BJ, he called out to fans when he came onto the stage,
"Friends in BJ, here I come again! From then to now, there are changes, I have a different status!" Andy seemed too eager to share his happiness of being a father with fans! Outside the Stadium were hordes of black market ticket sellers, stalls in every nook & corner, the concert even a traffic standstill!
In a fiery-hot European costume of a prince, he specially altered the white colour as base stage to red, he who enjoyed being surrounded by fans said emotionally, "There was news that this will be my last concert, do you believe it? There will be a day when an artiste becomes unpopular, but I am exceptional, as I have all of you!"
At age of 50, he put in his best in the concert, singing & dancing, came complete with a musical, he self deprecated,"Imagine this dance is not for my age, can I still dance if I have abig tummy?"
Whenever he held concert, he attracts large congregation of people, money flows & black market will be rampant. For a long 2 km, hundred over black market ticket sellers line both sides of the road, it was as if they have come from the whole of China!
Andy had filmed a video clip to show his support for the staff of HKTV, many citizens & netizens were moved by his action. Some even worried that he might be banned by mainland because of this, but yesterday he was seen in BJ for the promo of his 146th film, Storm, proving that he has not been banned. A ccording to the mainland media, some reporters tried to ask him about his show of support to HKTV workers, his good friend Bill Kong Zhi Qiang diverted the topic, geared the topic to the film.
Storm is the first 3D Chinese film on cops, as the executive producer Andy & Bill Kong announced that the movie is scheduled to be out in maninland on the 12th of December, while in HK it will be on Dec 19. Andy led the group to beat drums on the stage.
Yao Chen comes back to work soon after her delivery. In the movie, she & Lam Ka Tung had an unrequited bitter love, she also had to speak in Cantonese, it was v stressful for her. 2 months before shooting she trained hard in the dialect. She self revealed that she was also pregnant then when she told Lam in one scene that she was pregnant, just that she did not know then, it was so coincidental that she was pregnant both on & off screen at the same time, the director indeed is a good predictor! Yao quipped that the director can target at the naughty actress, write that she is pregnant, & she will be!
Andy smilingly asked the director, "Everyone says I have a baby, have you written about this? " Director Alan Yuen Kam Lun was quick to say that he has written, Andy immediately denied, Y "You wrote nonsense! " Everyone laughed.
It was said that Lam was supposed to play the lead role, but now Andy becomes the lead actor, Lam was down-casted, & is switching to MediaAsia after his contract with Andy expires. At the press meet, the duo were chummy, Andy even held Lam’s arm, & told Yau, "So be it, next script t wo of us will be in love & you come & break us up! "
Celebrities , including actor Andy Lau, offer support to huge crowd as sit-in continues over government's TV licence decision
Supporters of HKTV gather outside government headquarters in Admiralty to demand an explanation for the rejection of HKTV's licence application. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
(text from http://www.scmp.com)
Celebrities, including actor Andy Lau Tak-wah, offered their support to the tens of thousands of protesters outside government headquarters last night. It was the sixth and probably final night of the week-long protest of the government's decision to deny Hong Kong Television Network's (HKTV) free-to-air TV licence application.
The space outside Tamar government headquarters, also known as Civic Square, and Tin Mei Avenue were packed within half an hour of the protest start at 8pm.
Those who were unable to squeeze into the space were later directed to Tamar Park and the Legco car park.
HKTV crew and actors, as well as industry veterans, took turns to share their thoughts on stage.
Celebrities including Anita Yuen Wing-yee and Ekin Cheng were also among the protestors captured in a film shown on big screens erected in Civic Square. Actor Paul Chun Pui also appeared on stage with his children, HKTV artists Benji and Lesley Chiang.
HKTV staff union chairman Henry Yeung Chi-ho estimated more than 100,000 people attended the rally.
Police said that by 10.30pm, the number peaked at 11,900.
Singer and actor Andy Lau, whom some joked would make an ideal chief executive candidate because of his popularity, showed his support in a video broadcast at the rally. When his message was shown on screen, some screamed: "The chief executive speaks!"
The crowd's emotions were stirred when British singer Kashy Keegan performed his London Olympics anthem This is My Dream. The song was later adopted by HKTV.
"I'm really touched people have embraced the song and got behind it ... It's about persevering," said Keegan.
Lyricist Lin Xi also drew a big response from the crowd. "The nature of creativity is revolution," he said. "If you talk about your dream, and no one says you're crazy, your dream stinks like preserved fish."
Veteran actor Chun's arrival on stage came as a surprise. "Support HKTV!" he exclaimed. "When I said I wanted to enter the industry, my parents said, 'You've got to work hard and be prepared.'
"Now my daughter has asked me the same question, and I gave her the same answer. She can do it as long as she likes it and is willing to work hard. But how would I know if the government thinks otherwise?"
Actress Yoyo Mung Ka-wai said: "I have always thought there could only be improvements when there is competition. Why should we make ourselves stop? Why can't we be given the chance to improve?"
Annie Lee, a fashion retailer, was at the rally with her husband, who is a civil servant at the Labour Department. She said they had been sitting outside government headquarters every evening since Sunday, and that they would bring their three children with them to future rallies.
"It's unacceptable that the government ignored the people's will without giving a reason," said Lee.
(.This article appeared in the South China Morning Post print edition as Stars come out for HKTV protest)
Hong Xian nv visited Andy at the backstage during Andy's concert in Guangzhou
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY/TA KUNG PAO
ANDY’S NAME WAS MADE USE OF IN CHEATING
A farmer from Shangdong, real name Ma Ju Long, blatantly called himself the stand-in actor of Andy Lau. He had with this got himself a Hongkong girl online. During the courtship, he cheated the girl 80 over thousand rmb. One day the HK girl was unable to locate Ma, she made some investigation, only then she knew there is no such a sand-in actor for Andy. She felt so cheated, sought help from the police the police managed to nab Ma, it was later learnt that he had cheated several others.
Andy was crowned Best Actor in Spain with his movie Blind Detective at the 46th Spanish Sitges Film festival.
Two nights ago he was informed of the good news. Currently very busy with concert tour, though tired out, he could not hide his happiness, he thanked director Johnnie To, Wai Ka Fei, Yau Nai Hoi & Sammi, the four heavenly combination. Andy claimed that it is due to this combination that he was able to clinch the award. He felt honored to be acknowledged by the Spanish panel of judges.
The collaboration of Andy & Sammi in Blind Detective won much praises, Sammi had with this film nominated for GH FA. Now that Andy won accolade in Europe, not sure how many more this movie will win at the world-clas competitions!
Lucky children loved by parents
Agra Fort, or Red Fort of Agra, a walled capital city in the 15th century. The fort is about 2.5 km long, in it are palace,pavillions, galaries, mosques.
Taj Mahal-- A Thing of Beauty is A Wonder to Behold
Andy had personally written a Heart Sutra calligraphy for the late Anita Mui, it was action off yesterday. It was a priceless treasure, a token of friendship, finally traded at 440,000.
Mrs Hueng on hearing the bid started at a low HK$500, arranged for her friends to bid for her, though she was not successful, she was happy for the successful bidder. She joined the bidding because she thought the priceless item was priced too low, it was belittling. Now there is someone who can treasure it, she felt relieved.
DAY 2 -- DELHI
Qutub Minar, ancient 13 century Islamic monument, built by several generations of rulers, has intricate cravings/inscriptions, different levels have different patterns, angular/round/others Indian has a very long history, with dynasties ruled by Muslim/Mughals
Tuktuk common means of transport
Drinks have very shape-y bottles
At the traditional bylanes
Busy activity, breakfast time
Shops are narrow/small, but serve all purposes required
Veg seller with very fresh produce
Each with his own trade, respect!
Deco (beads/buttons/studs/etc) for clothes
Lime juice seller, working hard !
Nice children dressss
Humayun's tomb, brilliant architecture built of red sandstones & white marbles built about 600 years ago
The other side of the world
[To be continued]
Andy’s concert tour in China opened in Nanjing a few days ago. He sang many of his gold hits, & splurge on a 4-sided stage that costs 80 million, so that his fans sitting from all the 4 corners can have a chance o get close to him.
He kicked off the concert by calling out to fans, "Nanjing, How are you, I am here!" Tens of thousands of fans in unison chanted his name. It was quite a sight. According to Wen Wei Po in HK, he sang many of his classics. As he invites no guest, he sang for close to three hours, until he was drenched with sweat & voice turned hoarse.
Thee news reported that that night, he did something that touched the fans so much, before concert a fan had through his blog wished to give his wife a surprise & had bought concert ticket secretly for her, he hoped Andy could wish his wife Happy Birthday in the concert. Never had he thought hat Andy got the news, & took the lead asking all fans to sing a happy birthday song for his wife! When news spread online, fans commented Andy is indeed one who truly dotes on his fans.
SOURCE: [NEXT MEDIA ISSUE 1231]
CAROL CHU WENT FOR ANTENATAL CHECK UP IN CENTRAL
ANDY SUCCESSFUL IN HAVING A SON
Andy at age 52 as wished was given a daughter, Hanna, by his wife Carol last year. He always like to have a son too, & had expressed his wish at his birthday bash that he would like to have a few more children.
It was said that 47 year-old Carol after giving birth, prayed for another baby by being a vegetarian for half a year, she has been successful& is now 3-month pregnant. 2 weeks ago, Next Media snapped a picture of Carol with a tummy bulge going for check up in Central, escorted by bodyguards.
Last Friday & Saturday (Oct 4 & 5) @ Nanjing Jiangsu Stadium Andy held his concert tour, many fans were d rawn to the show. Mainland media received quite a number of complaints from civilians that black market was rampant, many f ake tickets were sold, in two days hundred over fans were cheated, cash was swindled.
According to the survey by the reporters, the fake resembles the real to a great extent, fans with the fake tickets were able to pass through barcode scanning, within a short 10 over minutes, the reporters met with 12 fans who were cheated, some spent 200, some 500 to buy tickets, in a short moment, more than a thousand changed hands.
According to the organizer, the barcode scanning was used for zone & seat number , it is not for detecting authenticity of tickets. Tickets costing 580 were the most used by black market.
The police on receiving the complaint, had immediately went to the site to nab the black market ticket sellers.
Carol Chu who is now 47 gave birth to a daughter for Andy last year, her daughter is now close to 1 ½ year-old. It was rumored that Carol had brought her daughter to Canada last month, wanting her to study there, but she herself was found to be 3-month pregnant & thus dropped the plan,. She hurried back to HK for a check up.
It was even said that Andy’s father laughed admitting that he is going to be grandfather again.
Last night, in Nanjing for concert preparation, through his manager, Andy said, "No, there is no such thing."
At the press con for the promo of Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon, (a prequel to Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame starring Andy Lau) Tsui Hark teased that Andy’s fee was too high. Accordingly, Andy’s fee was about HK$ 12.5 million.
SOURCE: MACAO DAILY
ANDY DENIED BEING A FATHER AGAIN
Andy denied being a father again.
A magazine in HK yesterday revealed that Andy’s wife is now pregnant, & is about 3 months. In addition, the ‘insider’ disclosed that Carol had ultrasound done & it is already known that the baby is a boy, Andy’s parents are very delighted.
But Andy in his NJ concert preparation yesterday, denied that his wife is pregnant again.
2 days ago in the morning at about 9, Carol Chu without make-up & dressed simply was spotted by a reader buying food at Yau Ma Tei market. She chatted with the stall owners, seemingly she is a regular customer there.
Said the reader, "I saw a lady buying vegetables, followed by a maid & a few bodyguards. When I took a closer look, it was actually Andy’s wife, Carol. She chatted with some stall owners, seemingly familiar with them."
Even when she was guarded by the maid & bodyguards, Carol was on full alert, she kept looking around time & again, as if worried if paparazzi were following her. She seems to be a smart housewife, she chose the vegetables carefully, gave it to the maid after paying the money. She mainly bought vegetables, some pork & egg, looks like Andy’s family takes take simple food at home.
Other than busy with concert our in China, Andy has to participate in the promo of Storm, of which he is one of the investors. As Andy was trying to support Lam Ka Tung as lead actor, he had also acted a cameo role in it. He was in BJ last week for discussion of the movie promo with another investor.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY TW
ANDY’S WIFE VISITED MARKET TO BUY PORK
CONCERT TICKET IN TAIPEI SOLD AT BLACK MARKET
Andy is holding his concert on Dec 28 & 29 @ The Taipei Arena, ticket was opened for public sale on the 21st last month, 24,000 tickets were snapped within 83 minutes, giving a chance to the black market! Apple Daily received complaints from readers recently who said, "As there is nary a ticket left, & there is no plan for added show, black market is rampant, every ticket is now sold at an extra of 2,500, there is no use complaining to the organizer. "
The reporter learnt that at the opening sale, black market added 1,500 to each ticket, as representative to buy the ticket for others., & fans booked through them. One of the sellers with Surname Yang using status as part-time student to queue & s natch ticket, he was able to sell 80 over tickets, estimated to have a net profit of 120,000.
On the 25th, the reporter called to find out more, Mr Yang indicated that using connections he was able to get another 14 tickets for Dec 28 show 5 days after open ticket sale, each ticket has an added fee of 2,500.
The organizer however stressed that this is flatly impossible, calling out to fans not to be cheated. The organizer worried that it is a scam, & has gathered information for the police to investigate.
Andy’s wife after giving birth in May last year, has been well protected by Andy. 2 days ago at the HK Yau Ma Tei narket, she was sported buying vegetables, was friendly to the market sellers, not unlike any other usual market goers, she bought vegetables, pork, eggs, the Filipino maid & bodyguards were present to protect her.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
ANDY STOPPED WORK TO CELEBRATE 52 YEAR OLD BIRTHDAY
It was Andy’s 52 year-old birthday yesterday, he stopped work yesterday, probably staying with his wife & daughter at home. Korean Super Junior member Choi Siwon posts twice on the net to celebrate his birthday. He got to know Andy during filming of A Battle of Wits. One day during shooting, Choi was unwell & almost fell from the city gate, luckily Andy gave him a hand, Choi is very gratefully for saving his life. Said, "My life is given by Andy!"
NEWS DATED SEPT 27
SOURCE: MING PAO
ANDY HAD THREE BIG SURPRISES FOR HIS 52 BIRTHDAY
It is Andy’s 52 birthday today. 2 days ago he attended a promo activity of French jewelry brand Cartier, the brand president c um CEO Mr. Stanislas de Quercize sent three big surprises to him.
First, Andy was again called onto the stgae to share his feelings, but this time the audience of few hundreds of employees coming from all over Asia suddenly sang him the birthday song, Andy was very happy, all the men & women were eager to shake his hands & take pictures with him.
The second big surprise was a 6 –tier birthday cake, & lots of well wishes, wishing him good health, good look, a nother anew ddition to his family, & others. After hearing he laughed heartily, “Many thanks for all your well wishes, I shall take them all, let it be natural, many thanks to all!"
He was also presented with a luxurious watch as birthday present.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
SOURCE: MACAO DAILY
NEWS DATED SEPT 26
SOURCE: MING PAO
ANDY WILL LEAVE ALL HE HAS TO HIS DAUGHTER
Andy collaborated with French jewelry brand Cartier, a 90 second long commercial was filmed. At the Watches & Wonders exhibition yesterday, he wore the newly launched model Tank MC watch. He presented a calligraphy to the president & CEO Mr Stanislas de Quercize. On the stage he said many of his girl friends like Cartier, indicating he has been a fan of Cartier many years. ..............
Andy had successfully completed his 4 nights of concert in SH in his first leg of ALways Andy Lau Concert Tour 2013. 2 nights ago at the Mercedes Benz Arena, fans pre-celebrated his birthday which falls on Sept 27 with a birthday song!
As in his 3 previous 3 nights, he descended from the air, under zero security he stood on a small stage which is 40 feet above the ground, singing Truly Forever & other golden hits. Even as the small stage swayed from side to side, he turned his body several times to face audience from all the 4 corners. It looks dangerous.
His birthday falls on the 27th this month, some fans spontaneously sang him happy birthday song, he suggested the stadium had a chorus, he teased that if they did not sing well he would not start the concert. Fans sang in unison twice, praised Andy, "Terrific! This is the last night, I have to put in all my best!"
After singing Heaven’s Will, an emotional Andy sat on the floor, he thanked all those that had helped him all these years, when he began to say once he had a dram when he was young, he voice cracked he sobbed till he could not continue.
At mid point of concert, he ripped open his top to show off his 6 packs, & had 20 minute of hot dance. He had sizzling dance with female dancers, he vowed as long as he is able, he will continue to dance.
Other than kicking off concert by coming down from the air, in the middle of the concert in a net he was hoisted to a height in mid air, at the end of the show, in a mini-stage allowing only a person standing, he was again hoisted to 70 feet high to say hello to fans at the hilltop.
At the post concert party, Andy cut birthday cake, he teased that he has very shallow eyes, he cried all his 4 nights of concert. Being hoisted to air several times in a night, he is indeed doing all he can, admitted,
"The one at the beginning of the show, a height of 40 feet was one only I feel afraid, because the small stage was held by 60 feet long cable, it was very shaky! During encore the mini stage which was raised to 70 feet, was however safe, as I lean against the backrest. " At the height of 40 feet there was no safty measures, he said even in turning he had practiced 4 to 5 days to ensure safety. Said, "The small stage was initially able to be controlled by the workers, but if it rotates by itself, I wll fall, so the workers gave me a pedal that I can step on to rotate, v funny! Next time, I will think of including some rails at the side.!"
Is he not be allowed to do dangerous acts? He quipped there is no one to control him, also, he will not do anything beyond himself. He did not buy extra insurance this time. Andy wishes to do a musical next time, but in this concert the 25 minutes of musical took him 3 months to rehearse, it will take even longer for a real musical.
After his SH station, he will take a half a month birthday break, until the 4 or 5th of next month he will have concert in NJ, followed by BJ, Dalian, GZ & TW.
His 3 D movie Storm will be out earliest by Xmas,
His 3 male fans continue to have plastic surgery to look like him, they even said they can be his double, said Andy, "Really? The things that I dare not do are all very dangerous, I have never seen the three of them, but once there was a person called Tou Tou really looks like me, in the fan club there are three fans who can sing & act very similar to me."
On the divorce news of Faye Wong, Andy felt sorry, though he is not too buddy to Faye, he admires her character, is Faye going to be a nun? He was shocked, said, "Should not be true! " He is not be bothered why they divorced, he just feels sorry to see the outcome of someone he likes, he hopes Faye can be happy! Andy had knew her when she began her career in HK Commercial Radio , & had taught her volleyball, she was like a little girl, unlike the usual cold, he feels close to her!
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY/MACAO DAILY
2 nights ago, Andy held his first ALways Concert World Tour 2013 in SH, on the water curtain stage which costs 80 million rmb to produce, he showcased performances one after another, singing & dancing. He even ripped open his top to show off his 6 packs, & declared that he will never go behind the stage, but sing till he is 80!
The concert kicked off in SH, Andy with embodiment of a fairy tale price appeared from the air.
When he yelled “I am back!’ , the concert hall erupted with continuous screaming. In a sea of cheers, he who has become a father sang Tears of Lonely Star, Thanks for Your Love, & other classics. Smiling said, I have not hold concert for a long time, now my identity is different, but I am still Andy Lau!"
Even before he finished speaking, fans responded with warm applause, he was very touched.
When he sang I And The Dream I Chase, he was so moved that his face was covered with tears, & was unable to sing further at one stage. After composing himself, he followed by the song Chinese, little streams of water spilling down the stage, with the three word 'The Chinese' on it, the water curtain is the opening scene of the concert.
He next changed to a white lumberjack overalls, together with a group of dancers they had a hot dance, including MJ style dance style, he ripepd open his shirt, exposing his 6 packs, sending fans to madness.
He joked, "Today, you can see that I am really stretching to a limit, I hope next time I don't have to be so! Many people said this is the show I have before I go behind the stage, but I am telling you all, impossible! Even if you all don’t come to see, I will still come to sing!"
In the second half of concert, Andy went through time & space to enact a musical on love. In it, he r escued the female lead from the bad guys, fell in love, but were separated again and beaten up by the evel people, the female lead was badly injured & died. With the passage of time, Andy who was changed to terracotta, & met the girl again, it was a sad, beautiful story that touches the heart.
At encore, Andy again had hot dance, after that, on a gondola which was supported with only cables , he was elevated to the hilltop level of the stage, he walked on the steel bars, he thanked the audience on the four sides.
At the ending, he indicated, I am going to tell everyone here, I will sing till 80, I hope you all can come & continue to support me, many thanks to all who has supported since I am 17 !"
After saying that he sang his last song, Love You 10 Thousand Years, the water curtain showed the words ALways , as goodbye to the fans.
Accordingly, the most expensive concert ticket of 1680 rmb was sold at black market at 4,500.
As fans like to go KTV to sing after the concert, all the local KTV were fully booked these few days 3 months ago!
Andy Lau’s 2013 concert kicked off in Shanghai last night, the response from fans was hot.
Three Andy Lau lookalikes/impersonators, Ke Qi, Xiao Jun & Wang Guang Wen who were picked by cable TV talent show used a special way to show respect to their idol, all the three plans to have cosmeticc surgery done together.
Said Xiao, "I had played double for Andy many times, most are the dangerous action scenes."
The three of them who are Andy’s fans have the cool look of Andy. To imitate the star, they had plastic surgery done several times, this time they appeared together at a cosmetic hospital, & plan to do the next stage of fine surgery of different degree, so that they can look even more similar to Andy Lau.
Ke Qi indicated that when he arrived in SH 2 days ago, the other passengers mistook him for Andy, said, "Recently I was at Andy Lau’s 51-year old birthday party, I was very inspired. "
ALways Andy Lau Concert Tour 2013 had a grand opening in Shanghai last night with a four-sided stage, @ the indoor Mercedes-Benz Arena, formerly known as the Shanghai World Expo Cultural Center.
To get closer to fans who are seated at the ‘hill-top’, Andy does not mind being elevated to mid-air & sing, so they have a clear view of him.
To ensure all the elevators are working well, as soon as he arrived in SH 2 days ago, he had them tested out, dressed in sportswear, standing on a plank about the size of a staircase, suspended with 4 wires, he was hoisted to mid-air, the workers were worried yet impressed.
With no safety precautions, he walked into the gondola, which was raised gradually to 5-storey high, he then walked across the steel bars above the stage, from a height he had a bird’s eye view of the stage, ensuing that all is to his satisfaction.
His hands-off approach touched the workers.
To show support of Andy, fans in SH sent him fresh fruits of all types, hoping that the food can nourish his body & he at the top form.
Since it is a 4-sided stage, several cities in China has limited space, the workers have to go personally to assess the size. Other than cities announced previously, BJ, GZ & NJ, SH, Dalian city is now added for the month of November!
Andy is holding his concert @ Taipei Arena (Mini-Big Egg) on the 28 & 29 of December.
Lately even online ticket sale agents are fighting to send big groups to queue up at the family supermarket ticketing booths, to snatch up tickets which are opened for sale only on the 12th this month. The businessmen are taking this opportunity, the fee charged for buying tickets raised a ticket of a few hundred dollars to 1,500.
For 5 years Andy has not come to TW for concert, this time, fans come out in full force.
On ticket snatching by the businessmen, the managerial company of Andy in TW replied, "Mr Lau is against such an activity, for security reason, he hopes fans can book ticket through the proper channel."
Andy is finally willing to share his family life.
According to media in Taiwan, Andy who is starting his China concert tour soon, had recently shared with fans his family life at his birthday party with them.
Unlike his usual self, he shared generously his feelings on being a father, he self deprecated, "At home, I am most afraid of my wife, in front of my daughter, I am one without dignity, I have to wear a headphone to watch TV."
He said his daughter looks just like her mother Carol, usually he does not accompany them shopping , said, "I don’t wish my daughter be seen by the public so soon, when she goes to the kindergarten at age 2 or 2 1/2, I will then let her be seen by all. I hope she can go to the traditional school in HK, & I can go to fetch her from school. If there is any other children going to the same school, I hope they can take her like any other child."
Said Andy happily, "The first time I heard my daughter calling me daddy was over the phone. I go out daily at six to have my practice, when I am back & want to rehearse at home, my wife will stare at me, she is worried I will disturb my daughter, but my daughter sleeps at 9 every day after some milk, sleeps till 5 or 6 the next morning. During this time I will watch TV, wearing head phones. "
After the birth of his daughter, Andy has set up CCTV in & out of the house, employed 3 nannies & 10 bodyguards, his daughter is just like growing up like in a castle!
To get closer to his daughters, Jacky Cheung learns how to use smartphone, logs on to facebook, & gives the best of things in life for them, not knowing he has spoilt them. He has decided to send his elder daughter age 13 this year to London boarding school, so she can learn to be independent.
The other heavenly king Andy Lau since after the birth of his daughter Hanna last year, he is yet to show her to the public. At his birthday party bash, he openly declared that he is all satisfied in having a daughter, added that he is most afraid of his wife, & he is a father without 'dignity'.
ALways Andy Lau China concert kicks off in SH on the 11th, initially there are three shows for the stops in GZ, BJ & NJ, but now one extra show is added to the first two stops.
In TW, the concert is scheduled at the end of the year in the Egg Stadium, anxious fans brought NT100,000 note to the company wanting to book ticket, as it is against the rule, it was turned down!
After SH, it is followed by NJ on Oct 4 & 5 initially, while GZ is on Oct 16 to 18, BJ is from Oct 30 to Nov 1. Taipei concert falls on Dec 28 & 29.
As fans go all out to grab tickets, it was announced yesterday that additional show is now added to GZ stop on Oct 18, & BJ show on Nov 2. Ticket sale is open to booking online, & open to public sale on Sept 12.
SOURCE: MING PAO/SING TAO
ONE ADDITIONAL SHOW ADDED TO EACH OF GUANGZHOU AND BEIJING LEGS FOR ANDY LAU CONCERT IN CHINA
ANDY ADDS EXTRA SHOWS TO BENEFIT FAMILY MEMBERS
The first stop of Always Andy Lau China Concert 2013 kicks off on the 11th this month in Shanghai.
It has been announced that concerts will also be held in Guangzhou, Beijing & Nanjing, anxious fans organized groups to purchase tickets online, they take turns to keep close watch so as to grab tickets for friends. AS the response was overwhelming, the organizer has decided to add one extra show each to Guangzhou & Beijing shows.
Andy revealed that he has temporarily stopped his 8-hour daily dance training, he begins to practise singing with the musicians.
Said, "There is a musical segment in the concert, many classic songs have been rearranged & added in, other than singing there is physical & facial expressions to take care of, it is not easy."
For best effect, Andy has abstained from drinking cold drink as much as possible to keep his vocal working well. He has also begun to expose himself to sunlight to get a healthy tone. He hopes he can be in tip top condition, worthy of fans who buy tickets to see the show.
As for song list, the organizer has launched a poll at the blog, songs like Water to Forget, Icy Rain, Love You 10,000 Years are the top three. But one that gives Andy a pleasant surprise is that Cantonese song 17 Year-old was also included, trust fans will have a rocking good time!
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
ANDY CONSOLED FAMILY OF WHITE DRAGON KING
WHO ADMIST TEARS BROKE OUT A LAUGH
White Dragon King passed away on the 17th of this month, one his beloved disciples, Andy Lau, arrived Pattaya yesterday morning to bid the final goodbye.
At around 10:30 am Andy was at the temple, in white attire.
Andy chanted sutra at the wake. He kept White D K family company, played with the daughter Pet, autographed on Pet’s & one of the disciple’s white shirt. The light moment eased the grieving mood a little.
When the widow asked Andy how is these days, Andy invited her to his concert. She had wanted to go but when she heard it was in China she dropped the idea.
As he has work on hand, on Sept 1 he is unable to attend the funeral.
SOURCE: MING PAO
ANDY PAID LAST RESPECT TO WHITE DRAGON KING
KEPT WIDOW OF WHITE DRAGON KING COMPANY AT THE WAKE
Andy went to Thailand yesterday to paid the last respect to White Dragon King. He arrived at the Dragon Temple at around 12:30pm, widow of White Dragon King came out to receive him, they had a hug. Andy wore a white top & a white trousers, he went in bare-footed to paid the last respect, burning joss sticks & prayed.
Andrew Lau was also present, they kept the widow company. Andy revealed that White Dragon Kign was like his father, was one of his closest person.
The appearance of Andy caught quite a stir, many netizens had took his photos to post in their blogs. Andy & White Dragon King daughter's Pet had a hug & he had photo taken with Pet & her son, as close as family members. Andy & the widow & some other believers too had photo taken.
He took part in other ceremonies, stayed till 2pm before he left.
At the interview by TVB, Andy said he had known the teacher for close to 30 years, White Dragon King was like his father, someone very close.
When asked what the King had advised him, he said, "He asked to eat my food slowly." The widow admist tears laughed on hearing this.
Due to his work he will not be able to attend the funeral at the end of the month.
51 year-old Andy other than not looking aged & has a handsome face, with a height of 176 cm keeps his weight stays at 67kg all these years. He keeps to his principle of exercise but not overdoing it, indeed an envy of many. ..
Lately he keeps secret on the result of his training, the manager in TW Xiao Juan said, "Everyone wants to see him, but he hides himself well, no one has seen him yet!"
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
ANDY IS SAID TO GO THAILAND TOMORROW TO PAY THE LAST RESPECT TO WHITE DRAGON KING
It was the 7th day of the demise of White Dragon King today, yesterday his disciple disclosed that Andy will be in Thailand tomorrow afternoon to pay the last respect, but he is not sure whom Andy will come with.
Andy is currently keeping himself behind closed doors, training for his concert in Shanghai.
SOURCE: MING PAO
ANDY LAU HELLISH TRAINING ON ABDOMINAL MUSCLES
The first stop for Always Andy Lau World Concert Tour in Shanghai kicks off on the 11th of September.
Andy has started rehearsing 8 hours a day. To make sure he maintains the six abdominal packs , he jogs daily, lifts dumbbells, do sit-up, & other body exercises.
He is also very stringent with diet. He has three big omissions, 2 months ago he has omitted oil, salt, & carbohydrates in the diet. To cope with the excessive energy expenditure, he stresses on breakfast when he has oatmeal porriage & a cup of hot coffee. For lunch & dinner he takes vegetable salad with some lean boiled meat. He takes fruit juices daily, & nutritious soup to ‘recharge’.
Musical is an important component of concert, he has personally made 3 MVs, from separation, meetng, & continuing to love as storyline , adding up to form a musical. He personally writes overs & do the dubbing, there is one very emotional line,
'In this lifetime there is not enough of love, in the next life, we continue to love.'
It is as the concert theme, Always, to mean the unwavering eternity love between him & fans.
White Dragon King passed away last Saturday in Thailand. Many artistes have paid respects in person these few days. Those who sent wreaths included Shu Qi, Tony Leung, Richie Ren & Andy. each wreath is about 7 feet tall. White Dragon Kign daughter & wife at interview indicated they had dinner with Andy recently, both Tony & Andy had indicated they willa ttend the funeral if time permits.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
LOW-KEYED CAROL CHU CXARRIED A GOYARD BAG
Carol Chu in her outing last Thursday was seen to carry a Frnech brand bag Goyard, which is Saint Louis series & costs $12,600. The brand was once very popualr with celebrities, as it can be personalized. The brand lost its popularity when there was an influx of counterfeits. The fact that Carol is still using gets to prove her deep emotion witht he bag, just like her deep love for Andy.
The bag has a unique logo of the 'man(ren)' character & is made of light leather.
Due to some terrible error I lost all my translated work done these 2 days.
I shall make a summary here
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY DATED AUG 21
ANDY SENT THREE BODYGUARDS TO PROTECT WIFE WHO WENT TO SEE CHINESE PHYSICIAN FOR A SECOND SHOT AT PREGNANCY
47 year-old Carol Chu was spotted at Causeway Bay last Thursday. She was dressed simply to visit celebrity Chinese Physician.
She reached the clinic at around 4 pm in the Toyota 7-seater, accompanied by 3 body guards, who were also dressed like any other on the street. They did not get too close to her, looks like Carol still wants some space, but she was friendly & chatted with them on & off. She wore no make up, nor expensive items, no ring on her hand, no ear rings, no bangles or chain. The most expensive item on her was her French brand bag Goyard.
She still looks sweet & simply, but appears to have put on some weight. Her slim legs looked bigger now, so are the eye bags, looks like it is indeed tough to take care of baby. She was dressed in a white blouse & a pair of colored pants, her hair was tied to a pony tail. Their simple street attire caught no attention from the public.
Carol came out of the clinic about 15 minutes later, with a bag of herbs, They left soon after, successfully avoided being interviewed by the media.
AL China Concert Tour 2013 kicks off on September 11 in Snaghai. Andy has been training hard behind closed doors in the last one month or so. His concert is a test of his dance & wushu capability. He revealed that the dance moves in this concert tour will incorporated many types, he has employed 4 famous dance instructors, to design difficult dance moves and wushu maneuvers for him. He will act & dance leading thousands & thousands of fans walking throgh space.
During the dance he added in some wushu actions, together with the female dancers they will have several 360 degree chain-turning, in addition, they will roll on the floor & have leap moves.
In thick perspiration, he said, "I am so exhausted when I reach home everyday." The four instructors in unison vowed not to be lenient with Andy, they will design hip hop, street dance, modern dance, jazz & others for him.
Andy predicted that the audience will have a sizzling visual treat.
The concert will move to the Egg in TW on Dev 28 & 29.
SOURCE: HEADLINE NEWS
ANDY TRAINED HARD FOR HIS CONCERT MUSICAL
Lately, Andy & the massage chair he endorses is again seen at the TV commercial. Obviously Osim has come up with something new with its Heavenly Chair.
This time, the product is equipped with a new ability, using smart phone to download an App, then use blue tooth to connect it to the chair, the chair can then use the latest innovative personalized massage programs, including the Chairman, ladies massage programs. Android too can download the app. The programe can also be used as a remote control. With a variety of massage techniques, user can set the program to suit his needs, in terms of strength & speed.
The massage program included Body Contouring, that is, using 3 stages to tighten the body contours, focusing on the lady’s waist, hip & both legs. Chairman Massage program has a special kneading/pressing h andwork, focusing on shoulder, neck, & waist three main areas. With these programs, you & I can also enjoy ourselves like a Heavenly King at home!