The shackles in my mind have already been extricated. Heavens, blow a gentle breeze for me to let our ship sail. The merciful spirits have already pardoned the pitiful common people's faults. Your crimes...no one is following up. Your indulgence has also given me freedom.
FYI: This monologue is actually an excerpt from The Tempest by William Shakespeare.
If waking up would only make one miserable, then why not let him only stay in the dream? If the goal to survive has already been lost, why can you not retrieve it in a dream? If the dream is filled with a hopeful world, why would I still have to wake up?
Personal Note: Nice to hear Benjamin and William talk about the filming process of "Tiger Cubs". Since each bullet is calculated into the budget, each SDU member was only given two shots to film the target practice scenes; however, on the last day, there was a bag full of bullets left, so they were allowed to fire them all.
Kenneth Ma plays soccer for long periods of time to maintain the fittest figure.
Thirty-eight-year-old Kenneth Ma has always maintained a youthful state of mind and health...actually has a set of secrets. "Do not smoke or drink. Only eat chicken, fish, white meat, vegetables, and fruits. I haven't eaten beef for over ten years, and never eat midnight snacks. A Chinese doctor said that I have a 'super hot nature'...sweat easily and break out. Mother often boils green bean soup, American ginseng soup, and heat-clearing, moistening soups to help me lower the temperature. I would also eat watermelon, Long Ling Gao, and heat-clearing food. Kenneth always has a friendly smile on his face. He said, "I have inherited Mother's cheerful personality, but will cry once in a while to vent negative emotions. On days when [I] don't have to work, I would sleep before 12".
Personal Note: Ma Ming previously said that he is not an emotional person, so was surprised to read that he would cry once in a while.
I once thought that I would feel guilty my entire life for the wrong things that I had done; however, I was wrong. I forgot that people would get tired. Guilt is originally the thing that makes people the most exhausted. I think that it is already enough.
TVB's new series "Tiger Cubs" premiered on Sunday, peaking at 30 points and averaging 29 points, becoming the entire week's highest-rated series. Yesterday, the cast held a celebration event and also celebrated Joe's 44th birthday in advance. Mandy Wong, JJ Jia, and Kayi Cheung pretended to give a kiss. Afterward, Joe excitedly hugged Kenneth Ma, while Him Law was told by the producer to hug Vincent Wong...a funny scene.
Joe is very satisfied with these results. When asked whether [he] felt happy and elated, he laughingly said, "Yes. Yes". He thinks that the arrangement of the release of the series at a new time slot needs some figuring out. Initially guessed the ratings to be 23 to 25 points. Now that there are good results, the series crew is also very excited...also hope that the ratings go even higher. As for viewers complaining about violent scenes, Joe explained, "Usually, major cases would call for the Special Duties Unit. Later, it will continue to have bloody and violent scenes, thereby placing it at a rather late time slot to air". As for accusations of plagiarizing the film "Breaking News", he said, "Cop shows cannot escape robbery. Most importantly, the performances from different actors have different refreshing feelings. Everyone also enjoys watching it". Joe revealed that [he] will be inviting the actors to a celebration...also bringing his wife and son along".
Kenneth Ma Laughs That JJ Jia Loves Kissing Oscar Leung
Kenneth was revealed by the producer to have frequently NG-ed when filming kiss scenes with JJ. After hearing this, Kenneth laughingly said, "Much thanks to the help of the behind-the-scenes [crew]...if it was not the sound, it was the lighting that had problems. However, the other day, after JJ and Oscar Leung filmed a kiss scene, didn't want to kiss another person anymore...thinks that the other party is the most kissable". JJ promptly denied, saying that Oscar was talking nonsense.
ckwok: "Thief husband and thief wife in 'Tiger Cubs'...Mr. and Mrs. To Tin Yue! Although To Tin Yue has already been captured in the first episode, Kenneth Ma said at today's celebration event, 'We will be back!' [freak out][freak out] I absolutely anticipate this thief husband to quickly come back! [freak out] @fatumaijj"
Someone on Weibo said, "Ma Ming is so handsome...unexpectedly over in one episode [angry][angry][angry]". Then Jessica Hsuan replied, "Would we waste Ma Ming's acting ability like this? [wink]"
"Tiger Cubs" Ratings Celebration Promotional Clip
Personal Note: A good start to the series! :)
What's with TVB filming kiss scenes on the initial days of filming? o_O
Ha ha.... In the Wenweipo article, JJ said that she was upset that her other kiss scene with Ma Ming was edited out, so she can only get the clip back and re-watch it at home as a commemoration. :P
When Ma Ming and JJ said that their appearance in the series was too short, it must have been the producer who said, "Let's film a spin-off, okay?" Would definitely want to see the background to their story! ;)
*Credits to the-sun, mingpao, wenweipo, HKLOVE.org, and Weibo
Lies and drinking are the same. When you get used to floating in the air from getting drunk, you would be willing to continue being drunk. After believing the sweetness of lies, you would no longer be willing to understand the truth of the matter...would rather continue being deceived by it.
Personal Note: The chorus reminds me of cop series' themes from the '90s. Not Joe's best song or singing performance, but quite like the song. :)
Seventy minutes is rather long to watch in one sitting, but enjoyed the training and operation scenes!
Seriously no one more suitable to play the SDU leader than Joe! :)
Another hotheaded character for Him....
Surprised that the cops did not mention Ma Ming and JJ's distinctive tattoos as an identifying characteristic.... :P
Liked the chemistry between Ma Ming and JJ...they make convincing villains! :) Also, quite like JJ's performance in here, especially the interrogation room scene with Jessica. Can't wait to see Ma Ming and JJ again in the final episode! :)