Thursday, April 26, 2007

Jessica Hsuan attends CHANEL Jewelry Exhibition

Sidney: Hey guys! So sorry for the lack of updates by me lately. Just too busy w/ school. (sigh) Anyways, saw this article about Miss Mo (Jessica) and decided to translate it.'s short. Easier for me. ;-) Btw, for those who's wondering, Miss Mo is Jessica's character in DIF IV w/ Louis Koo . =D

Source: Apple, Mingpao, and Singpao

Yesterday evening, CHANEL held a special cocktail party at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel to display their latest multi-million jewelry collection 「 Les Essentiels」. Attracting many famous celebrities to attend, including: Paulyn Sun, Priscilla Chan, Jessica Hsuan, Chow Kai Bong & his wife were also present.

Jessica revealed that she has always liked this brand and keeps a small collection of jewelry herself. When asked if her boyfriend(s) ever presented her with a diamond ring, Jessica said, “Rings shouldn’t be accepted so hastily. But I did receive a necklace before from my previous boyfriend.”

Monday, April 16, 2007

Out of TVB; Into HK Movies

Finally, I’m finished watching “Slicing of the Demons” this past weekend. Was a pretty good series to watch, but towards the end got a little bit draggy (again) and confusing. The whole plot and the characters were great (love Michael Tse), but I still managed to get lost a couple of times! lol…had to re-watch the episode over again. Overall, I would recommend SOTD for others to watch, but just the ending…ehh…you guys just had to watch it and see for yourselves. =)

What’s up next for me? Umm…I’m thinking about taking a break from TVB series. Yes, I’m actually saying this: me, Sidney, taking a break from TVB series. lol…very weird & awkward for me to say that. Anyways, I’m switching to watch some HK films for awhile. Been feeling very unsatisfied w/ all the series I’m watching lately; watching too much TVB series I am assuming. Maybe some time away will help clear my mind and refresh my inspiration on TVB. (shrugs)

First movie on my list: “Protégé” (門徒). Just got a copy of it recently, so might as well start off w/ it. “Protégé” premiered earlier this year, starring Andy Lau, Daniel Wu, Louis Koo, Anita Yuen, and JingChu Zhang. It’s been awhile since I last saw Louis starring in anything, so would be great to see him again. Downfall: heard that his role was very minimal, almost pointless. Hmm…not something I want to hear. But I don’t know; I’ll see how it goes.


Movie I really want to see: “Love is Not All Around” (十分愛) starring Stephy Tang, Alex Fong, Linda Chung, Sammy, Hins Cheung, etc. (Movie trailer above) Yes, I admit. I’m a total Stephy and Alex fan here. Watched them in “Marriage w/ a Fool” and was hooked. LINAA seems to be the sequel of it, as I heard Alex referred to Stephy as “Ah Bo” (her name in MWAF) in the trailer, so crosses fingers. Besides, it stars Linda Chung, too. Can’t seem to break my ties w/ TVB. lol… ;-) While that’s just now premiering, it’ll be awhile before I can get a copy. So how about you guys? Any good recommendations for me?

Sunday, April 08, 2007

TVB desperate to bring up its ratings

TVB’s ratings have been relatively low these past couple of weeks. Why? Well, each current airing series has had one complaint about them or another. “War & Destiny” (亂世佳人) was allegedly accused that the storyline of the series does not match the actual historical contexts during WWII; maintaining an average of 30+/- pts in ratings. “Life Art’s” (寫意人生) mostly had Kevin’s singing the themesong to complain about; ratings even lower than WAD’s. And last but not least, “Best Selling Secrets," TVB's newest sitcom, where the ratings are dropping by the week. What could TVB do to salvage back this past couple weeks' lost? Well, as the saying goes, desperate time calls for desperate measures.

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Since WAD still has 2 more weeks of airing before its finale, let's talk about the others. BSS is truly element to captivate the audience to watch it daily. There really is not much of a plot, other than Esther Kwan is Vin Choi's mother that he doesn't know about. That's it. Not too sure how "Welcome to the House's" per episode went, but for BSS, every episode is a new story w/ new problems that get resolve in the 20 minute it's being broadcast. That's something new, but just very random imo. Maybe that's why it's not drawing a strong audience? (shrugs) TVB's method to boost its ratings: special 20 second guest appearance of Bernice Liu.

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Bernice literally appeared in Episode 18 (April 5th; Thursday night) for 20 second, starring as herself. Her character just "randomly" showed up at a restaurant to thank James (Rocky Cheng) for a wonderful commercial he did w/ her cat, Baby. Little bit off topic here, but to my knowledge, Bernice doesn't have a pet cat. Doesn't she just have 2 dogs, Mac and Baily? lol...hope w/ Bernice 20 second drop-in (I think she was just on her way home or switching in-between sets) would help boosts BSS ratings a bit more this week. However, I highly doubt it's going to receive anything over the average of 27pts. =/

I think TVB had high expectations for LA since it starred: Kevin Cheng & Gigi Lai. But it turns out to be only average series. Nothing to be impress about. Time to move in some heavy artilleries aka "Heart of Greed" to be air. Everyone (myself included) is getting really excited; setting our expectations real high. Just look at the cast! Definitely something to be impress about. BUT! If I were TVB, I'll be a tad worry for the unexpected. Like I said, the cast is one of the reason it attracts so many people's interest towards it. Last time we saw Moses Chan was in "Land of the Wealth" and that series had great expectations for it, too. It turns out to be average and occasionally a bit boring on parts. (eek!) Raymond Lam and Bosco Wong tends to do a lot better when they each have their own separate series airing (Ray: LFD; Bosco: DB), but do you guys remember the last time they collaborated together what happened? TVB obviously forgot, better refresh their memory (clears throat) "Leathal Weapons of Love and Passion." lol...let's hope it doesn't happen again. =) This should be Yoyo Mung and Linda Chung's 2nd time collaborating together since "Forensic Heroes" where back then they had the highest ratings of the year! But again, when starring individually, series was just only average. Could they pull off another FH rating w/out the guaranteed-rating Bobby Au Yeung w/ them? Risky combination of cast here by TVB, but I think we're all willing to give HOG a chance right? =D

Thursday, April 05, 2007

New Month, New Banner

Hi guys! So sorry, haven't updated this whole week! Like always, been very busy with life. Too much going on at the same time! (groans) Anyways, since its the start of a new month and because I haven't changed my banner up top for so long, I switched it out a bit. lol...anybody besides me disappointed that Bernice Liu isn't on it? ;-)