Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sharon Chan has to wear neck brace due to heavy head sets


Translated by aZnangel @

Source: Oriental Daily

Moses Chan, Charmaine Sheh and Sharon Chan started working on new costume drama . Although there are rumors between Moses and Charmaine, but at the scene, the two did not care about it focusing more on reviewing the script and filming. They even joked around and was not embarrassed at all.


When Sharon didn't have to be on camera, she would have to put her neck brace on. Reporters sent their condolences to her, she sigh and said: "My neck couldn't handle the heavy head set, affecting my shoulders, arms and fingers." Charmaine laughed and said: "Before when I was shooting for , my head set was too tall, so whenever I tried to get into the car, I had to open the sun roof to let my head set stick out on top of the car!"

Ivy: HAHAHA...I love Charmaine's remarks at the end. A sports car driving Lau Sam Ho...LOL. Looking forward to the series! There's Charmaine and Sharon in it!! Too bad no Tavia this time. And also take care Sharon! Sure is damaging to the body having such heavy stuff above your head!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Past, Present & Future of Joey Yung


Source: Mingpao

Translations credits to Rsung at

2009 was Joey’s 10th year in the music industry, and 2010 is an important year because it marks a new start in her career. Today is the 4th day in the Year of the Tiger, and apart from wishing everyone will have a prosperous New Year, Joey also wishes that everyone will have good luck. Finally, she also teaches us how to make a windmill so we will receive good luck.


After completing her perfect golden 10 years, Joey definitely sees 2010 as a new start. From being an unknown singer in 1999 to becoming today’s pop queen, Joey really has changed a lot, and she has also grown up and matured.

“10 years ago, I was still a silly girl who had just entered the music industry, and everything filled me with curiosity. At that time, I didn’t have much of an opinion about my work, so I usually just listened to my company and they set my direction. In the beginning, all I sang were love songs like ‘Painful Love’, but after ‘Solemn on Stage’, I slowly added some fast dancing songs. As time passed and I developed, I became more familiar with my working environment, and I understood what my needs were. I also knew my strong and weak points, so I began to express my own opinions. I remember in the beginning, my co-workers thought my opinions were jokes, but now, everyone respects my thinking and they will coordinate with my musical needs. This is why that during my later songs, such as ‘Big Yellow Door’, ‘Be True’ and ‘Always Able To See Angels’, you can hear my inner thoughts and feelings in the lyrics of the songs.”


When an artiste achieves success, they will gain fame and fortune, but they may lose their freedom and never be able to live a normal life again. To Joey, fame and fortune is something that she doesn’t have much desire for and after 10 years, the thing that makes her most happy is gaining the selfless support from a bunch of friends in the industry and her fans.

“I’m most happy about getting to know this bunch of friends. I am a person that will protect myself, so there was one occasion that I observed a person for a long time before I decided whether I would open my heart to them. Another thing that makes me most happy is getting the support from my fans. When I examine myself, I reach the conclusion that I’m not a person who has contributed a lot, and all I have done is turn what I am interested in doing into a profession and singing some good songs to entertain people. For everyone to be willing to make an effort to support me and discover my good points, it is extremely hard to come by!”


“In these 10 years, I leave the house early every morning and return late at night. Each year, I only have 8-10 days holiday. I am lucky that I am still living with my mum, so we get to see each other at least once a day. If I was to really talk about sacrifice, I would think of not being able to walk the streets of Mongkok or browse the boutiques in small shopping malls!”



After 10 years, there have been many changes. Currently, Joey Yung is already the ‘no.1 sister’ of EEG and is a queen of pop. The success she has achieved in her career has made her more mature, and it has given her the courage to show her real self to people.

“To a certain degree, the present me is brave enough to take a step forward and walk along my own path, but I still require the protection, support and opinion from my company, and I am still a little flower in my company’s greenhouse. I am practical person, so when people started liking me, many years ago, and I became more and more popular, this did not lead to me getting a ‘floating in the air’ feeling. On the contrary, it made me a bit scared because I was worried that this support wouldn’t last, and during the early years, I did receive some negative news in the media. This is why each thing I said or do had to be done very carefully, and sometimes I was maybe too careful, which caused me to live uneasily and not be myself. The current me is more relaxed, and I’m no longer scared of saying the wrong thing. Everyone has seen me grow up, so they know what kind of person I am.”


Another thing that Joey is more relaxed about is how she views music awards.

“I still want to win awards, but I have understood that they are only a commendation and they will not affect how everyone will view me. However, what awards will affect is my behaviour. If I were to win an award which I don’t deserve to win, everyone will feel that I am not worthy, so that is why the most important way to start is to sing as well as you can and try hard to improve your music. A few years ago, I deliberately tried to change myself, but now, what I actually think is most important is to do my best in terms of my music and not change just for the sake of changing. As you gradually grow up, even if it is the same song, the feeling, charm and the method of expression changes.”

As the no.1 sister of the company, she has seen the arrival of Twins, Vincy, Sherman, William and others, over the years, and if Joey is able to, she will help them out.

“All I am is a sister who has a little bit more experience than they do! I do not firmly believe that my way of doing things is the best way, and I do not force them to do it my way, since each artiste is independent and unique.” When discussing about Sherman Chung, who became very popular due to her song ‘Letter For Myself’, Joey praised her for having a unique style. Joey also feels that it is rare to be able to sing a good song, so Sherman deserves everyone’s attention.


On June this year, Joey will become 30 years old, so she will be 40 years old in 10 years time.

“In 10 years time, I want the future me to want to seek happiness even more, and maybe my life at that time will be a complete turnaround to how it is right now. I want to be able to live a more ordinary life, to buy a piece of land to do some farming, to visit other countries to see how others live, and to learn more foreign languages. Basically, I want to be able to put aside more time for myself and my family.”


“I don’t want to stop singing! From very early on, I viewed singing as a lifelong career, but in 10 years time, I will probably reduce my music output. I am not good at speaking, so singing is my best way of conveying my feelings. As well as this, singing also lets me communicate with my fans. Also, I can release a new album any time I like, so there are many good points! I will not announce I won’t accept awards any more, and I won’t say I won’t sing any more. Announcing these kinds of things does me no good.”


After 10 years in the industry, the only love affair that everyone knows about which involves Joey is the one with Meter Chen, which happened in another country. Unfortunately, it ended with them breaking up.

“Two people need to take their steps together, or else they should not waste their time. After breaking up with Meter, I have not dated anyone else. However, this is not because I have not met someone who I have feelings for, but it is because I did not develop the relationship further. Emotions involve both persons in the relationship, and it requires both persons to be certain about their feelings, which isn’t easy. Even if I wanted to develop a relationship further, my working hours prevent me from doing so. However, I believe I will be a person who will achieve happiness, and whether this is true will depend on fate.”

Don’t think that because she is the queen of pop she will not make the first move. Joey said that as long as she meets a person she has fallen in love with, she will not mind making the first move, and she will give everything into the relationship.

“I am a person who doesn’t know how to hide their feelings. It is just that at present, there is not a person that has made me want to express my feelings. Even though working in this industry has made it difficult to make new friends, I’m not in a hurry to start dating, and I will quietly wait for my fate to arrive. The person I’ll fall for in the future might even be a plumber who will be coming to unblock my drains!”


To be appreciated by Joey, it is not difficult. All you need to be is talented, mature, attentive and be able to chat with Joey on the phone.

“It can be any type of talent. As long as they have invested a lot of time and effort into their job, I will admire them. If the person is a plumber who has achieved a lot in unblocking drains, I will still like them! I’m most scared of people who don’t have a direction and don’t achieve anything! Handsome guys? They are hard to find, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. As long as the person is someone you love, you can still see the good in them, even if the person is ugly.”


After starting her singing career in 1999, problems started developing with Joey’s vocal chords in 2001. This forced her to stop working for half a year so she could recover. After her recovery, her career has been plain sailing. Due to this, each time one of her singer friends encounters a similar problem, they will ask Joey for tips on how to maintain their voice.

“It is like I have become a spokesperson for the voice. When someone has a problem with their voice, they will come to see me. Maybe everyone thinks I have lots of secret formulas for maintaining the voice! In actual fact, the tonics I drink to maintain my voice includes sek hup (石合) & siraitia grosvenori (羅漢果) water, apple & Chinese pear water, fig & white fungus soup and other drinks. All the tonics are made every day by my mum, so I drink them like water.”


During this New Year, Joey followed the advice of a wise person by not travelling abroad, so she stayed in Hong Kong to accompany her mum during the Chinese New Year period.

“My wish for this New Year is for my work to go smoothly, and spend each day being happy. Actually, it’s been 7 or 8 years since I was in Hong Kong during Chinese New Year, so I’m especially excited this year. I will also get together with some friends to have a celebration party. My mum has already decorated the house and put up some New Year scrolls. In addition, some orchids and daffodils have been put on display, and I have put out a New Year candy case.” When talking about the New Year traditions that occur in the Yung household, Joey laughed and said: “On the first day of the New Year, we’re not allowed to wash our hair, but I ignore this every year and nothing bad has happened, so no problem! Also, each year on the same day, I will wear new underwear because it means that there will be a new start in the New Year.”

Joey usually spends her New Year outside of Hong Kong, and her most memorable New Year event also happened abroad. She remembered that there was one year in which she had just completed her concert, so she decided to spend a few days in Japan for a vacation. However, as soon as she arrived in Japan, she became ill, which may have been due to her over-exerting herself during the concert. Joey said: “At that time, I was so ill that I had no strength in my body and I had lost my voice. I was living in a small Japanese village so I couldn’t find a doctor. I then thought that I shouldn’t waste the vacation, so I didn’t care about my illness and I forced myself to go out to enjoy myself every day. In the end, I got better without having to take any medication, and I didn’t need to see a doctor when I arrived back in Hong Kong.”


I like Joey a little bit more in recent years, but I’m not talking about her songs or her performances on stage; I’m actually talking about her as a person. As she mentioned, the Joey from the past is a person who was careful on what she said in public, but the current Joey is more relaxed, and has become more real.

Ivy: Nice article here. Somehow I can relate myself to Joey on the part of being too secure of myself. I understand what she means when she's being too careful before talking and revealing something to people around her. I am that type of person too, which leads to people saying that I don't talk much! However, in actual fact, once I talk, I can't stop...hahaha...I guess most of this part of me is witnessed by my school classmates and people who have the same interests with me. Guess gotta learn to be less careful, HAHA, although I think it is still important to have a degree of discretion.

As to the part where Joey said she will not announce that she will not sing, I think she did test or probably learned that it really won't do any good to her if she were to announce retirement. Because I remember last year she did mention that she plans to only sing for 5 more years then retire from the industry which lead fans and the media on an emotional streak from her twitter, forum, entertainment news etc that she had to reply back on her Twitter, "Don't have such a big reaction, we still don't know where the future would lead to, wait till the time comes." I personally would respect her decisions. Its not easy to be in the industry and Joey deserves some rest. Maybe her current decision to take it easy like how Jacky Cheung, Aaron Kwok, Sandy Lam etc is doing is a good idea.

Talking back about me, I have to go back to KL this Friday!!! Feel like crying!! Why does time flies in super speed for me!!!??? I felt like its just a blink of an eye! Didn't really done anything this holiday and suddenly it has ended! And I just viewed my timetable, not liking it much...I have a 5 hour break in between on Tuesdays!! Well, probably could dedicate it to update blog every week..hahaha. However, I am looking forward for April to come^^ Hope it will be an eventful one!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Raymond Lam & Joey Yung's New Year MV

The MV Joey and Raymond filmed with the Mannings Commercial girl is out! They sang the song 'Hei Hei Yeung Yeung'

Here's the video and also the mp3 download with and without the greetings at the end.

without greetings:
with greetings:

Here are some TMO or filming clips too!

Ivy: I just got back from Japan yesterday night. And honestly, until now I still feel tired. Hahaha...sitting long haul flights really kills me. I can't sleep at all in the plane. I envy those who can. LOL. I ended up watching the movies Poker King and The Dark Knight. But I didn't finish The Dark Knight!! Gonna go youtube for the rest of the part I missed. LOL. Will share some pics here after I am fully rested and the photos are edited =)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Lunar New Year and Valentines!

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I'm leaving for Japan in awhile!! May the new year be filled with happiness, success and health to everyone!! Have fun and to the singles, enjoy collecting red packets!!

I'll try to go online if I can in Japan! Haaha...will be bringing my netbook there. If not, then wait till I'm back!!
P.S Since the original e-card I embed did not work, so I just made one with whatever pictures I could find from my laptop!! Hahaha...took like 20 minutes to make it!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Raymond Lam & Charlene Choi a bickering pair, Raymond strikes at Ah Sa's chest area

Source: Oriental Daily
Credits to aZnangel @

Yesterday Charlene Choi (Ah Sa), Raymond Lam, Kenny Kwan, Wong Cho Lam, Ken Hung, Christine Kuo, Kathy Tong, Steven Cheung, Katy Kung, Jessie Shum and Di Lung attended the blessing ceremony for new film a co-production between Shaw Brothers film production company and EEG.

Ah Sa reveals that she'll be playing as a bickering couple with Raymond Lam. In reality, she and Raymond are always revengeful too, just like a few days ago when the two were shooting for a snatching jade scene. The scene talked about Raymond going forward and violently tried to snatch Ah Sa's jade, the director requested that Raymond snatch with his hand near her chest area, but because Raymond had a large palm, he implied that Ah Sa was flat chested, making her jump in anger, she said: "Sometimes he's so bad, always making fun of me. A real bad boy! (Shooting with Raymond are there any sparks?) I need to think of something to prank him back with, I can withstand his electricity."

As for Raymond, he said that Ah Sa is really fun to play with, he said: "I said she's flat chested? Just playing, Ah Sa is fun to play with. This is a comedy, most of the cast are very funny people, making a light happy atmosphere. I really thank them because I'm also shooting for another modern film, I haven't slept for a few days, so with them laughing a bit around me, I'm not as sleepy."

Additionally, this is the first time MCI Christine Kuo is taking part in a film, she'll be playing as the Princess this time. She highly praised that her senior Di Lung has an easygoing personality, willing to advise the newcomers.

Ivy: Where's Joey?? I think she didn't go for the costume tryout...if not mistaken, she's in Beijing...Now I really think that her role may be a guest role...because I doubt she has much time to act since she got 2 Starlight concerts in Australia next month!

The costume looks like the funny type of costume...not the pretty type of ancient dressing that I expected. Raymond's hat reminds me of a Malay 'songkok'...=.="(not a compliment). HAHA... And turns out its a comedy...I would prefer it to be a romantic comedy or something like that. Poor Raymond, having to act in 2 movies at the same time! One with Miriam and another with Charlene! LOL.. Ray is caught between two loves..LOL! Hope he could get more rest!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

ChoFung?? JoRay??....

So far, there are Charray, Rayda, Fungyi.........and now....ChoFung?? or JoRay???



Picture source: Little BB's Blog

Its funny when Raymond joined EEG, I was just waiting for when EEG will pair him up with one of their singers. I was predicting Raymond will pair up with Vincy probably for some movie since Raymond and Vincy seems to collaborate the most in EEG. However, turns out EEG sets Raymond up with Charlene and Joey instead! Hahaha...And the funny thing was, I was just thinking what about Ray and Joey and the next day, I read news of them going to film an ancient movie together. Not much information on the movie is out yet. Except that there will be a four sided relationship between Raymond, Charlene, Joey and Wong Cho Lam...HAHAHA....I'm imagining Joey and Wong Cho Lam sure will be funny to see so tall..and one the opposite^^

Anyway, the pictures posted above looks quite nice! They are from this little girl's blog. I think its a TVB CNY MV based on what the little girl said. All these while, I felt that Joey looks more like an elder sister to Raymond although she is a year younger than him. However, the pictures above looks quite a family..SURPRISINGLY...HAHA.. Its funny too when the little girl said that Joey and her sang together and when Raymond aririved they all laughed until their tummy ached (wonder what jokes Ray cracked)...I guess filming the MV above is a hint for TVB to promote the ChoFung/JoRay couple soon..LOL....or maybe to try to make them more comfortable with each other's company first.

I remember a video of Charlene and Joey...Charlene said that Joey asked her about filming movies. She asked Charlene how could she differentiate love in acting and not put real feelings towards your costar? So Charlene said you need to know how to differentiate them between filming and real life. Joey then said, I'm not as experienced as you! If you see me falling for Ray, please help pull me away! LOLZ...NO! I hope that never happens! LOL. I can't imagine rumours between them two...thinking of it already make me cringe! Found the video:

P.S Excuse me if I wrote anything jumbled up or weirdly because really sleepy now..haha...just got back from early reunion dinner! Goodnight!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Amit Live First World Tour 2010: Malaysia

Besides Charmaine event in April, another event that I'm interested in! I missed this last year, this year I wouldn't want to miss it!! Amit, formerly known as A-mei will be holding another concert this April 24th at Stadium Putra Bukit Jalil!! Ticket sales will start end of this month.


P.S. I hope and Photobucket it will not clash with Charmaine's schedule!!!

Charmaine Sheh: Skinz Infinite 30 Seconds Commercial

Finally managed to record down the advertisement today from TVB8!! Haha...Enjoy!! Charmaine looks really lovely and elegant in here. Her image in the commercial suits the product positioning- targetting women above 25 years of age.

Really looking forward to her April function!! Hope I can see Charmaine again after Astro Wah Lai Toi Awards 2008 which is the last time she came for a promotional function in Malaysia!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Joey to give red packets to thank fans

February 3rd 2010

Source: Oriental Daily


To thank her fans, Joey promised to give lai see to fans who have bought her EP

Joey prepares mystery Lai See for fans

10 years have passed since HK diva Joey Yung debuted. In the recently released limited edition EP boxset, she has looked for old stuff like old photos for the photo booklet, made some cute USBs, resulting in a frenzy from fans. 5 days after its release, it's selling at more than twice its original price. Joey is so touched she says that she wants to give out lai see to thank her fans!

To commemorate her 10th anniversary, Joey has put in lots of thought into preparing her EP. On the day of its release, sales have already reached platinum records. Together with the fact that the boxset has other memorabilia included, there's a black market forming. Besides it being sold at increasingly higher prices, even the shops are selling it at higher prices. As of yesterday, a shop in Causeway Bay is selling it at $1288.

Fans using it as a present

Joey is happy that fans' reaction is warm. She said, "The normal EP has 9 different styles for cover, making fans scrambling to collect all of them. We thought that it would be better that all 9 were released, but now there's still a black market selling it at twice the price. There are fans wanting to buy it to give it to others as presents during the CNY."

There are shops selling the originally $480 boxset for $1288.

To thank her fans for their support, she says she'll be giving out lai see. "If I meet any fans holding on to the boxset during the CNY period, I'll give him/her a lai see. Contents will be a mystery, and I'll only give out a limited number of the lai see, while stocks last! And only until the 7th day, People's Day."

There will not be a second version

When asked if she will release a second version of the EP, Joey said, "No. When the 2000 boxsets are sold out, that's the end. Too much resources were used to produce this 2000 boxsets. Also, if we were to release a second version now, it will be very unfair to those fans who bought this one at the inflated prices." She will be in Mainland during CNY, and only be back on the second day of the New Year.

Joey's limited boxset includes lots of extras, resulting in many fans wanting to get it.

Translation credits to Candycow @

Ivy: Red packets??? Even if I take the boxset and walk on the streets I won't be able to get it. Haha. Because I don't live in Hong Kong. Besides, I will be in Japan during the Lunar New Year! Prices hiking up to $1288??? That's crazy!! Which suddenly make me feel my buy is a good buy. Looking forward to it!! Will make another review when I receive it! I'm glad there will not be a second version. Makes the EP more exclusive. And EEG, isn't 9 covers enough?? LOL. Its actually 10 covers including the Perfect Ten Boxset which was meant to be part of it.

Monday, February 1, 2010

The 32nd RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs Awards Winners List

Joey Yung - In Search of Deities (搜神記)
Eason Chan - 700 Years Later (七百年後)
Jason Chan - You Hide I Hide (你瞞我瞞)
Vincy Chan, Hai Ming Wai - My Memory Is Not Mines (我的回憶不是我的)
Miriam Yeung - Turns Out I'm Really Happy (原來過得很快樂)
Ivana Wong - Moon Said (月亮說)
Janice Vidal - Even If The World Has No Fairytales (就算世界無童話)
Kay Tse - Song Of The Year (年度之歌)
Leo Ku - World Is Very Dangerous (地球很危險)
Mr. - If I Was Eason Chan (如果我是陳奕迅)

CASH's Best Singer-Songwriter Award: Justin Lo

Most Promising Newcomer
Gold: Kate Tsui
Silver: Hinson Chou
Bronze: Jonathan Wong

Most Popular Mandarin Song: Khalil Fong - Tour of Three (三人遊)

Best Selling Artist of the Year:
Male Singer: Eason Chan
Female Singer: Joey Yung
Group: Mr.

Most Improved of the Year:
Gold: G.E.M
Silver: Sherman Chung
Bronze: RubberBand

Global Best Golden Song Melody: Eason Chan - 700 Years Later (七百年後)

Best Male Singer of the Country: Eason Chan
Best Female Singer of the Country: Joey Yung
Best Group of the Country: Soda Green
Best Chinese Song of the Country: Hins Cheung - Yes & No

Outstanding Pop Singers Award:
Leo Ku
Ivana Wong
Joey Yung
Eason Chan
Hins Cheung
Kay Tse
Charlene Choi
Janice Vidal
Raymond Lam
Miriam Yeung
Khalil Fong

Most Outstanding Pop Singer Award:
Male Singer: Eason Chan
Female Singer: Joey Yung

Golden Needle Award: Danny Chan

4 Stations Media Award:
Singer: Joey Yung
Composers: Mark Lui, Lau Chung Yin
Lyricist: Albert Lin

- Universal Music Group was the big record company winner of the night - 14 awards total.
- Both Joey Yung and Eason Chan were the big winners with 6 big awards each.

Combined with the 4 music stations (Metro, JSG, CRHK, RTHK):
- Joey Yung is the leader of the 2009 Music Awards with 19 total awards.
- Eason Chan is in second place with 10 awards total.
- Leo Ku, Miriam Yeung and Mr. follows each with 10 awards total.
- Kay Tse, Hins Cheung, Khalil Fong, Charlene Choi - 8 awards total.

Ivy: Turns out RTHK didn't bring any surprise to me. Rumours about RTHK wanting to help Eason snatch the Media Award from Joey stayed as it was, rumours. I guess RTHK has its reputation to stick to, "Fairest Award Ceremony of the Four". It is a national (government funded) station afterall unlike CRHK and Metro who are commercial radio stations.
Congratulations to Joey for getting the Media Award again after a lapse of 5 years! With RTHK ceremony, it also means that its the start of a brand new year! I feel that the awards given out were quite reasonable...however Kate geting Gold newcomer?? Hmm....I just finished watching 'Beauty of the Game' with Kate in it. And it made me ponder a lot......on Sharon Chan instead...LOL. I like Sharon more after watching the series...hehe...although she is kinda a villain in the series. I hope Sharon could win an award soon for her acting.
Back to Joey...LOL. Previously I talked about the Perfect Ten Boxset, now I'm waiting for another boxset...The limited edition 2,000 copies Joey Ten Boxset! Probably do a review of it too when I get hold of it! Goodnight for now!