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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

"Relic of an Emissary" Promotional Clip 4

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Joe Ma: "In war, attack the city second. Attack the mind first".

Joel Chan: "The emperor is the leader of the nation. Daring to go against the norm is equivalent to revolting!"

Joe Ma: "Even if someone were to revolt, it's because the emperor forced him to do so".

Joel Chan: "That's preposterous!"

Joel Chan: "Thoroughly eliminating any possible subsequent disasters is the emperor's way".

Joel Chan: "Immediately remove the Prince of Yan from his post! Life imprisonment will immediately remove Zhu Di's name!"

Joe Ma: "Do not know who will fall into whose hands until the very end".

Law Lok Lam: "In a chaotic world, afraid that every step is only driven by a desire for power".

Narrator: "'Relic of an Emissary'. April 4th @ 8:30pm".

Personal Note: Finally finished translating this promo clip....

Sammul Chan Blasts TVB for Offering Low Prices to Keep Artistes

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Sammul Chan, who was previously promoted by TVB, resolutely left the company last year to go up north to develop his career. When interviewed the other day, he revealed some behind-the-scenes insider information, saying that TVB offered unreasonable terms for a contract renewal. It would be a 10-year contract with no salary increase, which made him discouraged.

In recent years, many of TVB's first-line fa dans and siu sangs have been leaving the company to go up north to film series. Apart from helping to expand the Chinese market, the salary is also much higher! Currently 32 years old, Sammul Chan joined the 'Going Up North Army' last August, and ended his relationship with TVB. The other day, Sammul accepted i-CABLE's interview, and revealed the reason behind his bitterness: "After my contract, I discussed contract renewal with the company; however, there was a dispute over a few 10 dollars raise--so not worth it!" He also revealed that he once considered becoming TVB's 'biological son', but backed out because the terms were harsh: "An executive invited me to discuss the matter of signing a contract. In the terms, it clearly stated that it would be a 10-year contract, but the salary would remain the same. I don't want to argue about anything, but who can guarantee that no one will offer me jobs two years afterward? At that time, how can I live on?"

During the interview, Sammul spoke in Cantonese, and the feeling was refreshing: "Before, I was forced to speak Mandarin. Every time [I] attended events, [I] had to hide and avoid being on camera. Clearly already the biggest station...what are they afraid of?" When mentioning having once been promoted along with Ron Ng, Bosco Wong, and Kenneth Ma by TVB, in his heart, he felt that it was not quite right seeing all the others get a higher rank. He said: "Clearly put in effort into [my] work, and was acknowledged by the audience, but my peers received awards after awards, while I only stood on the side--didn't even have a part in the nominations". He also directly said that being 'obedient' is the way to survive in TVB: "I don't know how to do that!" Regarding this matter, the reporters contacted TVB's Assistant Director of Foreign Affairs, Tsang Sing Ming, to confirm. He said: "Sammul Chan's contract with TVB has already expired. [He] is now a freelance artiste, and [his] relationship with us is still good. He even agreed to come back to help with the promotions of the new series. If he really has opinions, I will try to get an understanding of it".

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Personal Note: Wish Sammul the best in his future endeavours!

*Credits to the-sun

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

"Yes, Sir. Sorry, Sir!" Promotional Clip 1

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Moses Chan: "Students, you should study now. Don't be hung up on dating day and night. In the beginning, people should know that they were wrong. If you don't become independent, you will starve. Ants...."

Cilla Kung: "Shut up, Law Sir!"

Moses Chan: "Give [me] some face. Give [me] some face. Give [me] some face, okay?"

Tavia Yeung: "Law Sir, you dropped something!"

Students: "A gun?!"

Moses Chan: "Who would be so publicly immoral?"

Narrator: "'Yes, Sir. Sorry, Sir!'. April 18th @ 9:30pm".

Related post: 《點解阿Sir係阿Sir》 "Yes Sir, No Sir" Costume Fitting Pictures

Personal Note: Ha ha.... Moses' off-key singing.... :P

*Credits to HKLOVE.org

《拳王》 "The Boxing King" Costume Fitting Pictures

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- 25 episodes long.
- Kevin Cheng will play Tong Sap Yat (唐拾一), a retired Thai boxing champion who has an eight-year-old son. When he was in Thailand, he did black market boxing and beat someone to death, and thus was sentenced to prison. After he got out of prison, he retired from boxing and returned to Hong Kong to start anew as an ordinary security guard. Later, he boxes again and meets Raymond Wong.
- Raymond will play Pat Ka Sing (畢家成), an office assistant who has a bad mouth and is lazy and carefree. Later, he meets Kevin's character and starts to box. He later becomes the new Thai boxing champion.
- Selena Li will play Donna Chai Pak Fai (齊柏暉), a career woman who is very fragile in the relationship department. She will be involved in a love triangle with Kevin and Edwin Siu. There will be a scene in which she gets hit by Kevin.
- Natalie Tong will play Yam Ho Kau (任好逑), an unmarried 18-year-old mother. She is a crude girl. After Raymond impregnates her, she is diagnosed with postpartum depression because of a third party entering their relationship.
- Kenny Wong will play Ko Wai Ting (高偉廷), Lau Kong's pupil. He and Kevin both learned how to box from Lau Kong. When they were young, they went to Thailand to do black market boxing. He returns to Hong Kong before Kevin does. He opens a new boxing club, and wants Kevin to return to the boxing scene to teach boxing.
- Power Chan will play Chu Sai Cheung (朱細祥).
- Nancy Wu will play Ting Yan Chi (丁恩慈), a deaf and mute boxing champion. She is initially poor and unemployed; however, Kevin takes her into the boxing club. She later develops an interest in boxing, and Kevin trains her to become the first deaf and mute, female boxing champion. She will have good feelings toward Kevin. She will have a romantic storyline with Power, and they will use sign language to communicate with each other.
- Florence Kwok will play Polly Chong Bo Lam (莊寶琳), Kenny's wife.
- Edwin will play Edward Leung Yan Wah (梁恩樺), the vice president of a telecommunications company. He and Selena grew up together, and they later become husband and wife. Later, his personality changes after discovering that Kevin and Selena still have feelings for one another. Later, because of a car accident, he becomes paralyzed on one side of his body, and he also becomes a violent husband.
- Chow Chung and Angelina Lo will play Raymond's parents who own a company that sells tofu products.
- Lau Kong will play Yam Kwok Lung (任國龍), Natalie's father who manages a boxing club.
- Catherine Chau will play Raymond's ex-girlfriend.
- Sin Ho Ying will play a boxing club coach.
- Tsui Wing will play an experienced Thai boxer who becomes a boxing club coach.
- Gregory Lee will play a boxer.
- Otto Chan will play Tai Chi Lik (戴子力), a boxer.
- Eddie Lau will play a boxing club coach. He and Tsui Wing are rivals.
- Vivi Lee will play a boxing club coach. She and Nancy will compete with each other in a boxing match.
- Davily Leung will play Kevin's wife who passed away 10 years ago. She will only appear in his memories.
- Kate Tsui will guest-star as Cheuk Man (卓敏), Kevin's wife.

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Kevin Cheng's TVB Blog
Selena Li's TVB Blog
Natalie Tong's TVB Blog
Nancy Wu's TVB Blog
Edwin Siu's TVB Blog
Catherine Chau's TVB Blog
Tsui Wing's TVB Blog
Eddie Law's TVB Blog
Vivi Lee's TVB Blog

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Clips (blessing ceremony):
Kevin Cheng's TVB Blog
Kevin Cheng's TVB Blog
Raymond Wong's TVB Blog
Selena Li's TVB Blog
Kenny Wong's TVB Blog
Edwin Siu's TVB Blog
Edwin Siu's TVB Blog
Benjamin Yuen's TVB Blog
Oscar Li's TVB Blog

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Blessing Ceremony @ TVBE Clip

FYI: The official English title of this series is "Gloves Come Off".

Related post: 《拳王》 "The Boxing King" Costume Fitting

Personal Note: Natalie is playing an 18-year-old?! o_O

Anyway, Nancy's role seems interesting; hope that it is not only written well but also given sufficient screen time.

Also, Selena looks great! :)

*Credits to 30fen, tungstar, headlinedaily, the-sun, wenweipo, 鄭嘉穎吧, and Weibo

Fala Chen & Kenneth Ma on "Book of Words"

Fala Chen and Kenneth Ma were the guests on the fifth and sixth episodes of "Book of Words".

"Book of Words" Episode 5a
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"Book of Words" Episode 5b
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"Book of Words" Episode 6a
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Related post: "Book of Words" Finale
Related post: Steven Ma, Kenneth Ma & Fala Chen @ "Book of Words" Recording

Monday, March 28, 2011

《拳王》 "The Boxing King" Costume Fitting

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Date: March 29, 2011

Temporary Chinese title: 《拳王》
Pinyin title: Kuen Wong
Temporary English title: "The Boxing King"
Producer: Marco Law

Attending Cast: Kevin Cheng, Raymond Wong, Selena Li, Natalie Tong, Kenny Wong, Power Chan, Nancy Wu, Florence Kwok, Edwin Siu, Chow Chung, Angelina Lo, Catherine Chau, Wong Ching, Eric Li, Sin Ho Ying, Tsui Wing, Gregory Lee, Otto Chan, Eddie Law, Vivi Lee, Brian Wong, and Hugo Wong.

Time: 12:30
Place: Tseung Kwan O TVB City Studio One

Personal Note: Nice to see Florence in here, as she hasn't filmed a series since completing "Reunion" last year.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

"Relic of an Emissary" Promotional Clip 3

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Narrator: "Feelings are only ploys to seek survival in a chaotic world".

Kate Tsui: "If you want to be full and dress warmly, then must have a heart of stone".

Narrator: "Cruelhearted, but real feelings are still fragile".

Kate Tsui: "I don't want to kill the Prince of Yan, and I also don't want to kill you".

Narrator: "Entangled in a triangle. Wrong love causes destruction to both sides".

Sammul Chan: "Even if the princess and I grew up together, and regardless of how good the relationship is, we are still not possible".

Michael Tse: "The princess and I, after all, are from two different worlds, so shouldn't be together".

Narrator: "'Relic of an Emissary'. April 4th @ 8:30pm".

Personal Note: A clip on the complicated romantic relationships.... :P

*Credits to HKLOVE.org

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Kenneth Ma Discusses "Grace Under Fire" @ "Pleasure and Leisure" Clip

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Nicky Law: "Today, at my side, we have invited Kenneth Ma, a good actor who is also very cool. Hello, Kenneth".

Kenneth Ma: "Hello, everyone".

Nicky Law: "Recently, in the series 'Grace Under Fire', can always see you. You play the character Yau Sam Sui. In the beginning, you always get beaten up. Afterward, there will be a big transformation in terms of the personality. Is this role difficult to figure out?"

Kenneth Ma: "Actually, can't say that it's too difficult because the role itself.... The script is written really well. When producer Marco [Law] discussed it with me, he said very clearly how the story would progress. In addition, the scriptwriters wrote how this person goes from being good to a villain...all the transition points are very reasonable, such that it becomes very smooth for him to go from being good to a villain. Thus, when I was performing it, I wouldn't say, 'Why would he suddenly turn into a villain?' Would there be such feelings? There were no such feelings".

Nicky Law: "When filming, which scene did you like the most?"

Kenneth Ma: "Actually, there was a scene that left a deep impression on me, which was when.... There's a segment in which Yau Sam Sui knows that Fa, the girl he likes the most, has never liked him. In addition, he quickly discovers that his most.... When his only lifetime goal, which is to be successful, is also gone.... There was a scene in which I was alone at a banquet type of place. All the people had already left. Originally, Yau Sam Sui could receive a Good Citizen Award, but this thing was also gone. That scene should be the lowest point in Yau Sam Sui's life. This scene, I think, left a very deep impression. Very deep impression".

Nicky Law: "Which scene was the most unforgettable or labourious?"

Kenneth Ma: "There were many labourious [scenes] because there are many scenes of getting beaten up. There were also scenes of getting ill-treated by others. However, there was a scene that was very unforgettable to me, which was of him and his younger sister, Gwai Lan. They had a scene, and at that time, we had already fallen out with each other; Yau Sam Sui already became a bad person. Afterward, one night, he and his younger sister arrange to meet with each other again. Basically, the next morning.... [They] clearly say that they will both.... This will be the last night. When seeing each other the next morning, will basically be either you kill me or I kill you. There is a scene like this. That scene also talks about the place in which they would frequently go to eat while they were growing up, so they would go back to that place. Thus, I think that the arrangement of that scene was done very well".

Nicky Law: "This time, Liu Xuan, as in your sister.... This is your first collaboration with her, right?"

Kenneth Ma: "Yes".

Nicky Lo: "This is also her first time filming a TVB series. When you first knew that Liu Xuan would also be filming this series, did you have any worries because she is an actress who speaks Mandarin? Also, she previously did gymnastics, so she may not be very familiar with series. Was there any aspect that worried you?"

Kenneth Ma: "Personally, I was worried but not worried about this, such that I was not worried about her speaking Mandarin. There are many times in which we would go to Mainland to film series; our partners would speak Mandarin, while we speak Cantonese, so I was not worried about this aspect. Rather, I was worried about whether she would be used to TVB's working schedule or not".

Nicky Law: "Very quick".

Kenneth Ma: "Yes, because she.... A lot of the time, there is not much time to sleep".

Nicky Law: "Very intensive".

Kenneth Ma: "Very intensive. Everyone is under the situation of not having much time to rest. I didn't know if she.... Also, she has many action [scenes]. I was afraid that it would be labourious for her in this aspect; however, she was able to.... Perhaps it's because she's an athlete; her very persistent personality made her able to get through it".

Nicky Law: "Good physical ability".

Kenneth Ma: "Yes, very incredible".

Nicky Law: "In terms of communication, what type of person do you think she is?"

Kenneth Ma: "Actually, she is a.... Actually, she is also a little girl. I find that, when chatting with her, she is quite like a child, such that it is easy for her to laugh greatly because of some things. Thus, not the unreachable person I previously saw receiving awards on television".

Nicky Law: "In terms of collaboration, you filmed an entire series with her. What do you think is the most unforgettable scene?"

Kenneth Ma: "Basically the scene that I just said before. In the scene before this brother and sister have to battle with each other, they arrange to meet and have a meal with one another. After the discussion, will treat each other as enemies the next morning".

Nicky Law: "I read your previous interviews, and you also mentioned Liu Xuan. You said that she is a very hardworking actress, right?"

Kenneth Ma: "Yes, she really is. From initially filming the series, I would say a line.... Because she said her dialogue in Cantonese, when [we] just started filming the series, I couldn't even understand a line of what she said. Didn't even film halfway, but I could already understand her Cantonese dialogue. I really think that she improved very quickly. Also, she is very adorable. There are times, when waiting on set, she would put her leg up really high while talking on phone. 'Hello....'"

Nicky Law: "Perhaps this is a way for her to not make herself sleep".

Kenneth Ma: "However, we think that it's very interesting how she would put her leg up against a tree while talking on the phone".

Nicky Law: "You have actually tried many different roles. For your upcoming projects or in the future, what other breakthroughs do you most want for yourself, in terms of acting ability or roles?"

Kenneth Ma: "Actually, still hope to have a role that is acknowledged by everyone first--one that leaves everyone with a very deep impression. I hope to have this type of role".

Nicky Law: "Okay, then work even harder".

Kenneth Ma: "Okay, thank you".

Nicky Law: "Actually, I have also collaborated with you in series. I also think that you are an extremely good actor".

Kenneth Ma: "Thank you. Thank you".

Nicky Law: "A very good guy. Continue to work hard. I wish for the ratings of 'Grace Under Fire' to rise steadily".

Personal Note: Nicky Law played MK Sun's magician friend in "Survivor's Law II".

At the third promo event of "Grace", it was revealed that the series' third week peaked at 32 points. Hope that the ratings continue to rise!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"Relic of an Emissary" Promotional Clip 2

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Michael Tse: "A war situation is like an ending. In order to win, must be quick enough and relentless enough when making a move".

Sammul Chan: "Must have courage and resourcefulness. Can only set the opposite party into a deathtrap with surprise tactics".

Joe Ma: "In a game, how are you able to manipulate everything?"

Narrator: "'Relic of an Emissary'. April 4th @ 8:30pm".

Personal Note: Really like the concept of a chess game! :)

Nice to see that Sammul was also able to take part in the promo clip. :D

*Credits to HKLOVE.org

Yoyo Mung & Kevin Cheng on "The Green Room"

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Miss Hong Kong 2011 Recruitment Promotional Clips

Featuring Kate Tsui, Aimee Chan & Toby Chan

Cantonese Version
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English Version
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Mandarin Version
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Personal Note: This is actually the first time I have seen Miss HK recruitment clips done in English and Mandarin. This is most likely to target an overseas and Mainland audience.

Quite unique how Kate uses a different voice to speak different languages.

Since Aimee was born and raised in Toronto, it makes sense that her English pronunciation is the most accurate of the three. However, surprised that Aimee didn't say the article 'the' when she said "And on both sides of camera".

Aimee is most likely one the female artistes in TVB with the worst Mandarin.... :P

"The Other Truth" Theme Song (Live Version)

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"Hidden" - Ryan Lau

潛伏 《真相》 主題曲 - 劉威煌

作曲/編曲: 葉肇中
填詞: 鄭櫻綸

場地配人選與事情 前後配合給你合適的反應
潛伏眼淚掩蓋實情 誰犯錯誰都會辯駁擾人視聽
有一雙眼做證 錯覺作弄眼睛 誰看清

*記憶各種層次 連貫著更多懷疑
猶豫像不止 將傷痛劃破展示
哪一層次 情結讓痛苦蔓延
誰又在飾演 真相交錯未顯現
內心的碎片 沒有誰看見

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Personal Note: Also like this solo song from Ryan. :) Would like to hear Ruco's rendition of this song, since their voices are similar.

Monday, March 21, 2011

"Be Home for Dinner" Opening Theme Video

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"The Way to Get Along" - Ruth Tseng

相處之道 《誰家灶頭無煙火》 主題曲 - 曾路得

作曲: 鄧智偉/葉肇中
填詞: 陳詩慧

幾多幾多次聚餐 我與你爭吵已慣
火花點起太礙眼 你責怪我不轉彎
雙方望著但事實也口硬 而怒氣似未散
不過學習盛怒用愛沖淡 情深 不減

彼此相處鬥氣也許少不免 (磨合再去為你改變)
愛能讓我們為愛人奉獻 也能讓我們用愛造美點

"Be Home for Dinner" Episode 1
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Personal Note: Expected the theme song to be sung by a contestant from "The Voice", but it's actually performed by one of the judges on that programme.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

"Relic of an Emissary" Promotional Clip 1

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Narrator: "In a chaotic world, a hidden battle that was not understood".

Joel Chan: "Immediately remove the Prince of Yan from his post!"

Joe Ma: "I have dispatched troops to Jingnan. Have not let the former emperors down! Believe in having done nothing wrong or immoral!"

Narrator: "During the setup, there are repeated instances of unpredictable, murderous intentions. In history, a year that was not recorded. 'Relic of an Emissary'. April 4th @ 8:30pm".

Related post: 《洪武三十二》 "Hongwu 32" Costume Fitting Pictures

Personal Note: This series definitely would have been more suitable for the 9:30 time slot....

*Credits to HKLOVE.org

Saturday, March 19, 2011

TVB 2011 Managed Artistes @ 《TVB Weekly》 Issue 717

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Forty-four TVB-managed artistes took part in this photo shoot. Michael Tse, Kenneth Ma, Fala Chen, Linda Chung, Myolie Wu, Raymond Lam, Moses Chan, Bosco Wong, Roger Kwok, Michael Miu, Ron Ng, and Kate Tsui are featured on the cover of this issue.

This time, TVB has spent a seven-figure fee to take new pictures for its managed artistes, and professional stylist SK was also invited to take pictures for 150 artistes. Virginia Lok, the Controller of Production Resources Division of TVB, said, "Tavia Yeung, Kevin Cheng, Charmaine Sheh, and Bowie Lam were not in Hong Kong earlier, so they have not taken their pictures yet. Will definitely make the arrangements again".

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Personal Note: Love Ma Ming's picture, as he looks very cool! Also like the use of the prop as a boxing bandage. :)

He he.... Funny how Roger is the only one with a shirt on! :P

Also, don't know why Ron's tattoo was on the table.... :P

*Credits to Kenwick @ 法拉城, singtao, and HKLOVE.org