Monday, September 22, 2008

Wong Yung-kan

Wong Yung Kan, , is the member of Legislative Council of Hong Kong , representing agriculture and fisheries industry in functional constituencies seats. He is also the member of Tai Po District Council.

He is a fisherman and the member of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong.


Sik Kok Kwong

Sik Kok Kwong GBS is the current president of the Hong Kong Buddhist Association. He is also the Honorary Vice-President of the World Buddhist Sangha Council.

In a 2004 interview with the South China Morning Post, Kok Kwong urged Hong Kong's Buddhists to be content with the government and not to attend protests.

Kok Kwong was one of eight venerables who proposed the in China in 2004, a suggestion that won support from Buddhist circles in countries like Japan and the Republic of Korea.

Lydia Shum

Lydia Shum Din-Ha, also known as Lydia Sum , was a popular Hong Kong , , and actress known for her portly figure, signature dark rimmed glasses and bouffant hairstyle. She was affectionately known to peers and fans as Fei-fei . She appeared in numerous s and was an iconic TVB entertainer over forty years.

Early years

Shum was born in 1945 in Shanghai, China, to Sung Shen Gee and Sung Tan Sun . She entered the Hong Kong entertainment industry at the age of 13 in 1958. She returned to films in 2004 with the comedy ''In-Laws Outlaws''.

Asia region

Shum starred in Singapore's sitcom ''Living with Lydia'' and Cantonese series like ''Slim Chances'' . Her performance in ''Living with Lydia'' won her the "Best Comedy Performance by an Actress" award at the 2003 Asian Television Awards. It was also the first time she had acted in an drama.



Shum married actor and singer in January 1985 after 11 years of cohabitation. Prior to the marriage, in December 1984, Shum was asked by her good friend Lee Xiang Qin to fly to San Francisco for the opening ceremony of Lee's shop. Shum, who was in Taiwan with Cheng at the time, was reluctant to do so initially, but three days later, Shum left for San Francisco. When she returned to Taiwan, she heard rumors that Cheng was having an affair. Upon being asked about this, Cheng denied having a relationship with another woman and suggested marriage with Shum. Believing that marriage would deter any woman from becoming close with Cheng, Shum agreed. On January 5 1985, Cheng and Shum flew to Vancouver, Canada where they got married.

Lydia Shum was the sister of fashion designer Alfred Sung.

Health problems and subsequent death

Shum suffered from several serious chronic ailments: cholangitis,
, and hypertension. In 2002, she was admitted to the in Hong Kong and had 36 gallstones extracted. In September 2006, Shum was diagnosed with a and cancer around the gallbladder. Doctors immediately removed one third of her liver.

Prior to a cholecystectomy done in 2002, she suffered bile duct inflammation in 1978 and again in 1989. On September 22 2006, the inflammation recurred. Four days later, it had complicated her liver and she went into a coma until October 1. Once again, on January 29 2007, she entered the operating room to remove a which weighed 2.7 kg. On March 8 2007, the tumor was found to be growing so she had another cholecystectomy.

On November 1 2006, a 24-year-old Indonesian , Triyuliarti Yuyun, was convicted of violating the Hospital Authority Ordinance and sentenced to four weeks in jail. Yuyun entered a ward at the on October 1 2006 where Shum had been receiving treatment, and attempted to take photographs of Shum. Later, it was confirmed that Yuyun was a domestic helper to one of the employees of the local magazine, ''East Week'', but she had not been authorized to take photographs of Shum. East Week's senior management did not approve of the action and offered an apology to Shum. Magistrate Colin Mackintosh determined that Yuyun's actions were premeditated and done for financial gain and that the serious infringement of the patient's privacy warranted a custodial sentence. On that occasion, Shum was discharged from the hospital in July 2007.

On October 1 2007, Shum collapsed at home with pleural effusion, and was rushed to for emergency treatment. Later that day, Shum was transferred to QMH. Video footage of the funeral was played at a memorial event at the Hong Kong Coliseum on March 2.

On February 26, 2008, the mayor of Vancouver, Sam Sullivan, proclaimed June 1, 2008 to be "Fei Fei Day".


* ''The Lotus Lamp''
* ''Three Women in a Factory''
* ''Broadcast Queen''
* ''The Iron Lady Against the One-eyed Dragon''
* ''A Girl's Secret''
* ''Every Girl a Romantic Dreamer''
* ''Waste Not Our Youth''
* ''Unforgettable First Love''
* ''Lady Songbird''
* ''Happy Years''
* ''Four Gentlemanly Flowers''
* ''A Blundering Detective and a Foolish Thief''
* ''Won't You Give Me a Kiss?''
* ''Teenage Love''
* ''Wonderful Youth''
* ''We All Enjoy Ourselves Tonight''
* ''Moments of Glorious Beauty''
* ''The Little Warrior''
* ''Teddy Girls''
* ''To Catch a Cat''
* ''A Big Mess''
* ''One Day at a Time''
* ''Happy Times''
* ''The Mad Bar''
* ''The Invincible Eight''
* ''Songs and Romance Forever''
* ''The Private Eye''
* ''Love is a Four Letter Word''
* ''If Tomorrow Comes''
* ''The House of 72 Tenants''
* ''The Country Bumpkin''
* ''Tenants of Talkative Street''
* ''Lovable Mr. Able''
* ''The Crazy Instructor''
* ''The Country Bumpkin in Style''
* ''Kissed by the Wolves''
* ''Pretty Swindler''
* ''Don't Call Me Uncle''
* ''Sup Sap Bup Dup''
* ''You are Wonderful''
* ''Love In Hawaii''
* ''The Great Man''
* ''Cat vs. Rat''
* ''Drunken Tai Chi''
* ''The Millionaire's Express''
* ''It's Mad Mad World''
* ''Mr. Handsome''
* ''Tiger on the Beat''
* ''Double Fattiness''
* ''Mother vs. Mother''
* ''King of Stanley Market''
* ''Faithfully Yours''
* ''The Bachelor's Swan-Song''
* ''City Squeeze''
* ''Eat a Bowl of Tea
* ''It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World 3''
* ''Lost Souls''
* ''''
* ''The Perfect Match''
* ''It's A Mad Mad Mad World Too!''
* ''The Laughter of Water Margins''
* ''Perfect Couples''
* ''He Ain't Heavy, He's My Father''
* ''Just Married''
* ''Fitness Tour''
* ''Happy Together''
* ''Miss Du Shi Niang''
* ''In-Laws, Out-Laws''
* ''''

Lee Ka Kit

Lee Ka Kit is the vice-chairman of Henderson Land Development, one of the largest property developers in Hong Kong, and the of the Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited. He is the elder son of Dr. Lee Shau Kee, the founder and the chairman of Henderson Land Development.

Lee is still in status. His younger brother, Martin Lee Ka Shing, married with Cathy Chui, a former TVB actress, in 2006.


Eric Tsang

Eric Tsang Chi-wai, is a prolific Hong Kong actor, film director, film producer and best known for hosting the Super Trio Series on over the course of 10 years.


Due to his popularity, he is often the in most events organized by , and is known by many as simply "the Prize Master". In his young age, Eric was a Hong Kong professional soccer player. He began his show business career as a stuntman.

Eric is known for being a short plump guy with a habit of speaking before thinking, often landing himself into hot water. His insults have led to him being assaulted by rumoured triads over bad mouthing singer Joey Yung. Most recently he had to apologise for the crude comments he said towards Yumiko Cheng during a TV act where she accidentally exposed her underwear.

Nevertheless, Eric is also a talented actor and has appeared in many successful Hong Kong films, gaining actor awards and nominations. Early on in his career, he was typecasted as a bubbling, ugly, and crude sidekick, and it wasn't until encouragement from his daughter to stop doing comedic roles that he went on to star in a film with friend Alan Tam and was awarded a Hong Kong best actor award.

Eric Tsang is also an avid Buddhist, often leading other actors in efforts to raise money for Hong Kong Buddhist temples and events.

His best friends are Natalis Chan and Alan Tam, and his daughter is Mandopop singer Bowie Tsang.

Tsang also has a son, actor and writer Derek Tsang.


* ''Kung Fu Dunk''
* ''Bullet and Brain''
* ''Dragon Boys''
* ''Big Movie''
* ''Operation Undercover''
* ''Tokyo Trial''
* ''Men Suddenly in Black 2''
* ''Invisible Waves''
* ''McDull, The Alumni''
* ''One Stone Two Birds''
* ''Perhaps Love''
* ''2 Young''
* ''Divergence''
* ''Son of the Mask''
* ''It Had to Be You!''
* ''Back to 2160 Hours''
* ''''
* ''Love Is a Many Stupid Thing''
* ''PaPa Loves You''
* ''In-Laws, Out-Laws''
* ''Master Q: Incredible Pet Detective''
* ''Infernal Affairs III''
* ''Infernal Affairs II''
* ''Fu bo''
* ''Men Suddenly in Black''
* ''Dragon Loaded 2003''
* ''City of SARS''
* ''Golden Chicken''
* ''Infernal Affairs''
* ''Troublesome Night 15''
* ''Frugal Game''
* ''''
* ''Partners''
* ''No Problem 2''
* ''The Monkey King'' TV series
* ''''
* ''Cop on a Mission'' .... Boss Tin''
* ''The Accidental Spy''
* ''Fai chai tong mung''
* ''Jiang Hu: The Triad Zone''
* ''And I Hate You So''
* ''Fly Me to Polaris''
* ''Gen-X Cops''
* ''Liang Po Po''
* ''Metade Fumaca''
* ''Gigolo of Chinese Hollywood''
* ''I.Q. Dudettes''
* ''When I Look Upon the Stars''
* ''Wai Goh dik goo si''
* ''Sleepless Town''
* ''Anna Magdalena''
* ''Hitman ''
* '''' ... Philoctetes
* ''The Wedding Days''
* ''Task Force''
* ''Hold You Tight''
* ''Who's the Man, Who's the Woman''
* ''''
* ''''
* ''How to Meet the Lucky Stars''
* ''''
* ''The Age of Miracles''
* ''He Is a Woman, She Is a Man''
* ''Hung Hei-Koon: Shaolin's Five Founders''
* ''Over the Rainbow Under the Skirt''
* ''All of the Winners''
* ''Switch Over''
* ''Yesteryou Yesterme Yesterday''
* ''Drug Tiger''
* ''Once a Cop''
* ''Master Wong Vs. Master Wong''
* ''Lady Super Cop''
* ''1993 Year's Love of Vampires''

* ''Cheese 'n Ham''
* ''Bogus Cops''
* ''Once Upon a Time a Hero in China''
* ''Yes Madam '92: A Serious Shock''
* ''The Twin Dragons''
* ''The Days of Being Dumb''
* ''Party of a Wealthy Family''
* ''Alan and Eric Between Hello and Goodbye''
* ''Ghost Punting''
* ''The Tigers''
* ''Curry and Pepper''
* ''Hard Boiled 2''
* ''The Sniping''
* ''The Reincarnation of Golden Lotus''
* ''Eat a Bowl of Tea''
* ''Fatal Vacation''
* ''They Came to Rob Hong Kong''
* ''Code of Fortune''
* ''It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World III''
* ''Return of the Lucky Star''
* ''Lucky Guys''
* ''Pedicab Driver''
* ''Little Cop''
* ''A Li Ba Ba''
* ''Mr. Mistress''
* ''Golden Swallow''
* ''The Greatest Lover''
* ''Force of the Dragon''
* ''The Romancing Star II''
* ''Criminal Hunter''
* ''Shyly Spirit''
* ''Double Fattiness''
* ''The Other Half & the Other Half''
* ''The Romancing Star''
* ''It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World''
* ''Trouble Couple''
* ''Seven Years Itch''
* ''''
* ''Final Victory''
* ''The Final Test''
* ''Millionaire's Express''
* ''Strange Bedfellow''
* ''Lucky Stars Go Places''
* ''My Lucky Stars 2: Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars''
* ''From the Great Beyond''
* ''My Lucky Stars''
* ''The Thirty Million Rush''
* ''''
* ''Funny Triple''
* ''Carry On Wise Guy''
* ''Heaven Can Help''
* ''Beloved Daddy''
* ''Play Catch''
* ''Aces Go Places II''
* ''Once Upon A Rainbow''
* ''''
* ''Till Death Do We Scare''
* ''He Lives by Night''
* ''All the Wrong Clues''
* ''The Legend of the Owl''
* ''By Hook or by Crook''
* ''The Bloody Tattoo''
* ''Enter the Fat Dragon''
* ''Warriors Two''
* ''The Dragon Lives Again''
* ''Money Crazy''
* ''The Iron-Fisted Monk''
* ''Challenge of the Masters''
* ''Kung Fu Stars''
* ''Five Shaolin Masters''
* ''Na Cha''

Dave Wong

Dave Wong, known in as Wang Chieh and in as Wong Kit was a Chinese pop star famous in the late 1980s and early 1990s.


He was born in Taiwan as the son of a former Shaw Brothers actor, Wong Hap, and given the name . He grew up in Hong Kong. Wong shot to the top of the Tawainese music charts in 1987 with his debut album ''A Game, A Dream'', which sold over 500,000 copies, and found great success in Hong Kong during 1989. Many of his songs were used as the theme songs of popular TVB series. He is one of the few artists from Taiwan to break into the Hong Kong market, with four years of chart-topping record sales. He is likewise successful in other markets such as Malaysia, Singapore and China.

His music can be described as being melancholy and haunting in a blend of rock and ballads. Wong is an established songwriter having written many of his most popular songs but also covers songs by other artists, both Asian and western. However, he delivers all his songs with distinctive passion and energy.

To date he has recorded 26 studio albums in Mandarin and 11 in Cantonese. In addition, numerous compilations of his popular songs have been released.
In 2007 January, he released his latest Mandarin album ''Goodbye Madman.''


*21-23/07/1989 Live In Singapore
*22-27/02/1990 Live In Hongkong
*23/02/2000 Giving For The Children
*8-9/12/2000 Live China Tour
*28/12/2000 Live China Tour
*30/12/2000 Live China Tour
*4-6/04/2001 Wang's 2001
*27/04/2002 Concert In Malaysia
*20/03/2003 Love Me & I Love Charity Concert
*24/11/2004 Beijing Concert
*16/09/2006 Xian Concert


Mandarin Albums

* 電影原聲帶《異域》
*《爲了愛 夢一生》
*《All By Himself IV》(Jan/1992)

Cantonese Albums

*《 Hello!》(Dec/2000)

Compilation Albums

*《華納超極品音色系列 王傑》(1997)
*《華納我愛經典系列 王傑》
* 王傑超級精選《鐵漢柔情》
*《王傑2004 傑出之選》2004)
*《王傑 華納No.1系列 2CD》(2006)
*《王傑 華納最出色系列 3CD+DVD》(2007)


* ''Seven Wolves''
* ''Seven Wolves 2''
* ''Casino Raiders 2''
* ''Invincible''
* ''The Legend of the Flying Swordsman''
* ''A War Named Desire''
* ''Roaring Wheels''
* ''Esprit d'Amour''
* ''Return From The Other World''
* ''Love is a Butterfly''
* ''Summer Breeze of Love''
* ''Heat Team''
* ''New Police Story''

TV Serials

*1989 ''Yang Zi Bu Jiao Shui Zi Guo
*1992 ''Xue Jian Tan Xi
*2005 ''Just Love



Chung-Kwong Poon

Professor Chung-Kwong Poon , has been President of since 1991. He received his secondary education at St. Paul's Co-educational College. Trained as a chemist, he holds doctorates of science and of philosophy from the University College London. He has been a visiting scholar at University of Southern California and at California Institute of Technology. In addition to being the chief administrator of Hong Kong's largest scientific/technical university he is a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, making him an important figure in the mainland Chinese government.

Choy So-yuk

Choy So Yuk, was a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong. She is an elected member of Council. She holds the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry of the University of Hong Kong and the Master of Philosophy in Chemistry of the University of Hong Kong. She is the member of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, and her main supporters are pro- politicians and organizations, especially the Fujianese in North Point on Hong Kong Island.


Choy notably broke ranks of her party to vote with ists for the preservation of Queen's Pier. She joined democrats to oppose application for HK$50 million to fund the dismantling and relocating of the pier on 9 May 2007. Choy, however, abstained in a re-submitted request for funds to dismantle and relocate Queen's Pier two weeks later. She revealed that she had been lobbied by Michael Suen and Donald Tsang; party did not allow her to cast an opposing vote, and the government won by 10-7.

2008 Legislative Council elections

Choy was placed second to on the DAB list for the Hong Kong Island geographical constituency in the . Choy lost her seat reportedly because the party's vote was split with Regina Ip, who was the candidate endorsed by the DAB in the Hong Kong Island by-election, 2007.

Business interests

She is also the of Huafeng Group, a textiles company listed in Hong Kong.


Anita Mui

Anita Mui Yim-fong was a popular Hong Kong singer and actress. During her prime years she made major contributions to the cantopop music scene, while receiving numerous awards and honours. She remained an idol throughout most of her career, and was generally regarded as a cantopop diva.

In the 1980s the gangtai style of music was revolutionized by her wild dancing and femininity on stage. She was famous for having outrageous costumes and also high powered performances. Despite her title as "new talent" at that time, she had already been a singer for more than 10 years from street and club performances during her childhood. Her debut drew a lukewarm response from the audience. But subsequent albums fared much better, as she developed her personal style and image. In 1983 and 1984, she would win the back to back.
Her streak would continue followed by another major award in 1985, with her first . For the next four years, she would win the award consecutively every year until 1989.

Throughout her career, Mui released 50 albums in total. Her best selling album was the 1985 "Bad Girl" , which sold over 400,000 copies . It should be noted that the population of Hong Kong in the 1980s was only about 5 million.

In terms of live performances, her first concert was held in 1985 lasting 15 nights. Beginning in late 1987, a series of 28 consecutive concerts at the Hong Kong Coliseum were held through early 1988. This established a world record at the time and dubbed Mui the title of "Ever Changing Anita Mui" , which had become her trademark. Her popularity was also gaining prominence outside of Hong Kong. As she was invited to sing at the 1988 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in Seoul, Korea on the same stage with Janet Jackson. In entirety, she performed in 300 concerts in her career. Anita mentored several Hong Kong newcomer singers who have since become successful, most notably Andy Hui, Denise Ho, Edmond Leung and the band .


Mui was also well-known as an actress across the Asian region. As she starred in more than 40 movies over a 20 year period. Her films were mainly of the - and variety, but she had also taken comedic and dramatic roles. Her first acting award as a supporting actress was won at the Hong Kong Film Awards for the movie ''Fate'' in 1984. Three years later in 1987, the film '''' won her Best Actress at Golden Horse Award. Her ability to successfully play a wide range of roles from comedy to tragedy, has allowed her to take part in many lead roles.

Anita was originally cast for Zhang Yimou's 2004 movie ''House of Flying Daggers''. She resigned from her position in the movie only two weeks before her death. Zhang had held her parts of filming to the last due to her poor health condition. Out of respect for Anita, Zhang didn't replace her role with another actress. The screenplay was changed to take the storyline off the original character. She received a dedication during the closing credits. Her final symbolic act was to "marry the stage", which was accompanied by her classic hit "Sunset Melody" as she exited the stage for the final time. Her very last song performed on stage was "Cherish When We Meet Again" , a rendition of Manhattan's "Let's Just Kiss And Say Goodbye". Mui eventually lost her battle to cervical cancer and died of respiratory complications leading to a lung failure at Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital on 30 December 2003 at 02:50 . Actress Alice Chan plays the role of Mui in the series.

Community work

Mui was actively involved in charitable projects throughout her career. The red-crown Shamar Rinpoche once said "She had a true heart. She was an unconventional woman and brought happiness to lots of people during her life."

During the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome outbreak, she initiated a fund raising concert titled the to raise money for SARS-affected families. In Causeway Bay, an Anita-mui themed cafe called "Happiness Moon" is also dedicated to her legacy.



Mui moved in Canada in the 1990s and was granted landed immigrant status. However, her constant absence from Canada resulted in her status being denied. She never gained Canadian citizenship.


In 1995 Mui performed the song "Bad Girl" in Guangzhou, where the song was banned at the time. It was considered wild and in nature. Government authorities were infuriated when she chose to sing the song on the last day of her concert.

Contested will

In 2008, the mother of Mui, Tam Mei-kam, aged 84, contested the will. Anita Mui's estate was estimated to be worth HK$100 million. Tam was a beneficiary under the will, to the sum of HK$70,000 per month, for life. Tam argued that Anita was mentally unfit when she executed her in 2003, weeks before her death from cancer. The ruled that Mui was of sound mind when she signed the will, and that Mui simply did not trust her mother on managing money.


Albert Leung

Albert Leung is a Hong Kong lyricist, famous for his work with Andy Lau, Faye Wong, Miriam Yeung and many others. He is a graduate of La Salle College. He got 9a in HKCEE and 2a1b1c in HKALE. In 1984, he graduated from the University of Hong Kong.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Alan Tam

Alan Tam Wing-Lun, is a Hong Kong Cantopop singer and film actor. During the 1980s, he was famous for singing romantic ballads with modern arrangements. He was also renowned for singing fast songs, "Love Trap" is one of the many good examples. "Love Trap" was awarded with 25th Anniversity Solid Gold Golden Hit in 2006 勁歌金曲25週年榮譽金曲獎. He is also known as "Principal" as if he were the principal of the music industry.


Tam started his career with The Wynners, a band which had Kenny Bee among its members. Tam was one of the two lead singers in the band for many years. His first album as a solo artist was 'Naughty Boy' in 1979. An early success would be the song 'Love in Autumn' first performed in 1984.

Alan Tam himself established a foothold on the Cantopop scene with songs dating back to the late 1980s like 'Embrace' , 'Flower in Water' , 'Half Dazed, Half Awoken' and the popular 'Love Trap' .

He was also an actor in a number of films like ''Armour of God'' with Jackie Chan and ''Master Wong v. Master Wong'' which is a parody of legendary kung fu exponent Wong Fei Hung. He also won the Best Leading Award in the Golden Horse Film Awards in 1981 with the film If I were for real.

The heyday of his singing career was not quite over in the early 1990s even in January 1988 he made an announcement that he would not accept any awards with competition involved. Even record sales can no longer compare to his record-breaking numbers in the 80s due to the market environment and other reasons, he continues to release albums on a annual basis even now for the last 30+ years.

Record companies only recognise investment returns when they make new albums. In Hong Kong, it is the norm for young and famous singers to have new albums every year for a few years and then die down. Alan Tam is the one and only one singer who can have new albums every year over 30 years. A lot of other famous singers in the same era like Sam Hui, Anita Miu, Leslie Cheung and others all held retirement concerts in the early 90's, but somehow they all came back to the stage. For Alan, he has never mentioned about retirement. Until now, he is still active in new albums and concerts every year.

In 2003, he teamed up with fellow artist Hacken Lee for a world tour of over 90 concerts and both of them are known to collaborate on further concerts up to 2005. Since 2006, he has also been helping his godson Kelvin Kwan establish a career in the Hong Kong pop industry.

In 2007, Alan Tam was the recipient of the 30th Hall of Fame Award from Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong for his 30+ years contributions to the Hong Kong and Chinese music industry .