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Hong Kong stars assembled at Genting for TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2017.

Posted in Explosive News and Results with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2017 by vincentloy

TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2017 was held on 25th November 2017 at Arena of Stars, Genting Highlands to recognize the most favourite TVB series, shows, actors and actresses this year as picked by the Malaysians and the professional judges. It was attended by over 20 Hong Kong celebrities (Michael Miu, Jessica Hsuan, Ruco Chan, Nancy Wu, Kristal Tin, Edwin Siu, Benjamin Yuen, Priscilla Wong, Joel Chan, Elaine Yiu, Sisley Choi, Ali Lee, Raymond Cho, Matthew Ho, Natalie Tong, Vincent Wong, Samantha Ko, Chris Lai, Rebecca Zhu, Ben Wong, Zoie Tam, Fred Cheng, Benz Hui, Paisley Wu, etc) and similar to last year’s award ceremony, the emcee for the evening is the award-winning actress, Carol Cheng with her usual working partners; FAMA along with several others (so many emcees this year). To look back at the nomination list and my predictions, here’s the link to my previous blog post;

Here’s the full result for the TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2017:

My Favourite TVB Variety Programme: The Sisterhood Travelling Gang

Opinion: I enjoyed this show that has this group of six female artists (Paisley Wu, Myolie Wu, Nancy Wu, Selena Li, Mandy Wong, Elaine Yiu) going on a trip to Australia together. But personally, I actually enjoyed ‘Spirits on Vacation’ more that has the similar concept but with the cast from ‘House of Spirits’ drama in 2016. The latter is more entertaining.

My Favourite TVB Enrichment Programme: All Things Girl Malaysia Edition

Opinion: No comment as I have not watched any of the enrichment / informative programmes.

My Favourite TVB Host In Variety Programme: Maria Cordero (Maria’s Auspicious Recipes)

Opinion: I’m sure there are other better hosts in the nomination list than Maria Cordero. I find that she is a bit too loud when she speaks which may be disturbing at times. I think the organizer decided to award her since she has the free time to come over to Malaysia this weekend for this award show.

My Favourite TVB Drama Characters x 17:

A General, A Scholar And An Eunuch – Kristal Tin, Edwin Siu, Raymond Cho, Rebecca Zhu

Line Walker: The Prelude – Michael Miu, Benjamin Yuen, Priscilla Wong

The Unholy Alliance – Ruco Chan, Nancy Wu

My Unfair Lady – Jessica Hsuan, Natalie Tong, Samantha Ko, Chris Lai

Legal Mavericks – Vincent Wong, Sisley Choi, Ali Lee

Tiger Mom Blues – Ben Wong

Opinion: The organizer should cut this down to 10 recipients. Having 17 winners are too much and reduces the ‘weight’ of this award. The winners that are not that deserving are Rebecca Zhu, Samantha Ko, Chris Lai and Ben Wong. Their spots should be for Kenneth Ma and Grace Wong (My Dearly Sinful Mind), Elena Kong (Tiger Mom Blues) and Nina Paw (The Unholy Alliance).

My Favourite TVB Most Improved Actress: Zoie Tam (Dead Wrong, My Unfair Lady, Legal Mavericks)

Opinion: Yes. I’m glad that people did not forget Zoie Tam’s good but tragic role in ‘Dead Wrong’ despite her other minor roles later this year. She is good and the competition this year is weak in this field.

My Favourite TVB Most Improved Actor: Matthew Ho (Tiger Mom Blues, A General A Scholar And An Eunuch)

Opinion: As expected. He has contributed solid performances in both of the mentioned dramas above.

Most Favourite TVB On-Screen Couple: Ruco Chan & Nancy Wu (The Unholy Alliance)

Opinion: Again. People just cannot get away from linking Ruco with Nancy since last year. I actually prefer Joel and Elaine pairing more in the same drama (The Unholy Alliance). I can feel more chemistry from the latter pair.

Most Favourite TVB Drama Theme Song: ‘Hands in the Sand’ by Hana Kuk (My Unfair Lady)

Opinion: I still cannot understand why ‘Forget Myself’ by Hana Kuk as the ending theme song for ‘Line Walker: The Prelude’ did not even get nominated here. It is such a beautiful song and has even won in Singapore’s Starhub TVB Awards last month. It should have won easily here. It shows that the organizer just simply compiling up the nomination list (especially this year when some totally not deserving get nominated, some deserving but got snubbed, some did better in the other drama but got nominated in the other drama instead, etc) without doing some homework first. Anyway, I thought ‘Walk With You’ by Kayee Tam for ‘My Unfair Lady’ will win then. But still, in the end, it lost to the other unknown song in the same drama; ‘Hands in the Sand’ by Hana Kuk. No idea that I have heard this song before. I wonder how the Malaysians and the professional judges vote on this one. Very poor decision.

My Favourite TVB Actress in a Supporting Role: Elaine Yiu (The Unholy Alliance)

Opinion: She won the same award last year. Her extensive yet good crying scenes in ‘The Unholy Alliance’ helped her a lot. Already expected both she and Joel will win supporting categories since they are left out at the favourite drama character awards handed out earlier.

My Favourite TVB Actor in a Supporting Role: Joel Chan (The Unholy Alliance)

Opinion: Finally. Joel is one actor that has not win anything in the past years but is very deserving. His performance in ‘The Unholy Alliance’ is excellent. Malaysia awards decided to award to different person from the Singapore awards last month. That’s wise as I find both Owen Cheung and Joel Chan are equally good (same for Jacqueline Wong and Elaine Yiu in supporting actress category). By the way, his winning speech was great and touching!

My Favourite TVB Actress in a Leading Role: Jessica Hsuan (My Unfair Lady)

Opinion: When you have a heavyweight actress attending, the whole situation changes. Ali Lee could no longer continue her luck after her win at Singapore last month. Nancy Wu has won this twice in a row and her performance in ‘The Unholy Alliance’ is just average. Jessica Hsuan is good in ‘My Unfair Lady’ but I felt anyone can just take this award for this year. The competition for most favourite leading actress this year is weak because you have to get the powerful Kristal Tin in ‘Destination Nowhere’, Elena Kong in ‘Tiger Mom Blues’ or Nina Paw in ‘The Unholy Alliance’ out of the picture.

My Favourite TVB Actor in a Leading Role: Michael Miu (Line Walker: The Prelude)

Opinion: A surprise of the evening. Michael Miu is a solid veteran actor but his performance in ‘Line Walker: The Prelude’ is conventional. I think Vincent Wong is the more deserving winner as his role as a blind lawyer in ‘Legal Mavericks’ is challenging and he nailed it. And too bad, Kenneth Ma’s ‘The Exorcist Meter’ will only be nominated for next year. If not, he will give a strong competition in this category this year.

My Favourite TVB Drama: Legal Mavericks

Opinion: I am happy with any of the top three dramas (Legal Mavericks, Line Walker: The Prelude, The Unholy Alliance) winning. Wow…Malaysia awards’ outcome is very different from the Singapore one. Now, I’m excited on how the result will turn out for the final awards at Hong Kong.

The organizer should change the design of the award trophy. It looks so massive and out of place. On the other hand, there are too many unnecessary and boring performances between the awards announcement. It’s great to see Kingdom Yuen, May Law, Michael Miu and Jessica Hsuan attending this awards ceremony (they seldom attend any public events especially award show). Benz Hui is funny as always. Anyway, it’s a wrap up for Singapore and Malaysia now. Now, it’s time to head back to TVB’s home, Hong Kong for the upcoming TVB Anniversary Awards which will be held in January 2018 instead of the typical slot in December every year. The date for the Hong Kong awards is pushed back this year to accommodate for the much larger 50th anniversary celebration for TVB station and to allow for the remaining two anniversary dramas (‘My Ages Apart’ and ‘Heart and Greed’) to finish airing before the awards.

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First time to the Premium Outlet in Genting Highlands.

Posted in Wonders and Places with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2017 by vincentloy

The Genting Highlands Premium Outlet has opened its door for a month and yesterday is the first time I paid a visit to the outlet. With only about a month staying in Malaysia before flying back to Australia, I pick last weekend as the time for me to go up to Genting for at least once. I treat it as a short getaway to catch the colder air on the resort up on the hills.

The last time I went to Genting was in the past January. That was just 6 months ago. When I went up this time, I’m lost in direction. The whole First World Plaza is now closed and is replaced with the new Sky Avenue Mall. The mall is partially open when I visit in the last January. Some areas in the mall now are still empty and unfinished. The former casino in the First World Hotel’s building has also moved to a much more grand setting in the Sky Avenue Mall. It is now re-branded as ‘Sky Casino’.

That is the place where I lost RM500 on the roulette game on last Saturday’s evening. That was after a not-so-good meal in Madam Kwan’s Restaurant. The food served there are too sweet (the chef love to pour a lot of sugar into the dishes), the quantity are small and the price are unreasonable. Me and my parents moved to the other casino in the Genting Hotel on midnight to try our luck but we lost again. Another RM300 gone from my wallet. Hmm…I will take it as a charity donation to Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay to further develop the resort. View from the hotel room below:

So, we ended up not going into the casino anymore on Sunday on fear of losing more money. We instead had an awesome lunch at Din Tai Fung Restaurant. The food is delicious, the service is excellent, the price is reasonable, and the quality of every aspects are magnificent. Everything is great. Highly recommended place to have a nice meal. After the lunch, we took the new Awana Skyway (RM8 for a person) cable car ride down to the Premium Outlet as mentioned earlier. From there, we get to see some amazing views of the surrounding (the resort, the Chin Swee Temple, Awana Resorts, Gohtong Jaya, the Premium Outlet, and the hills).

From the ride, we also noticed that the construction of the 20th Century Fox World Outdoor Theme Park is super slow. There are still a lot to be done and I think it is highly likely that the opening for the theme park will be delayed again to possibly end of 2018.  Okay…back to the premium outlet. It is the second outlet of its kind in Malaysia (first one is in Johor). It is just an outdoor mall with famous branded stores selling slightly cheaper stuff. There are a lot of people there because it is still new. I won’t go there often if I have been there once.

On our way back home, we stopped by at the Chin Swee Temple for a short visit. The last time I visited the temple was way back many years ago when I was still a teenager. There are many new stuff (new plaza with Genting founder Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong’s statue, new sculptures depicting Chinese legends or beliefs, new vegetarian restaurant and observation tower building, etc) or things to visit and discover in the temple complex now. It also manages to attract a lot of foreign tourists. I’m tired during the visit and so I didn’t climb the pagoda tower. I always climb the tower every time I visit the temple in the past. Not this time.

That’s the end of our short trip up at Genting. Very ‘costly’ (due to gambling…haha) but rewarding in other sense that I got to visit new places this time. In the past, it is always the same for every corners in this mountain resort that has been here for like 50 years. It’s good news that the resort is now evolving to stay relevant and to continuously attract more visitors.

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Full result of TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2016

Posted in Explosive News and Results with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2016 by vincentloy

The TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2016 was held successfully last evening in Arena of Stars, Genting Highlands. This annual awards presentation that honours the best of Hong Kong’s TVB series and programmes every year gives opportunity for Malaysians to vote for their most favourite choices. Public votes accounts for 70% while professional judges took the remaining 30% in deciding the winners for the evening. Over 20 Hong Kong celebrities (actors and actresses) attended the event. However, none of them are big names to my disappointment. Well, that is expected since those big names from TVB have either left the station or retired from acting.

The celebrities attending the show were Ruco Chan, Nancy Wu, Kristal Tin, Benjamin Yuen, Sisley Choi, Moon Lau, Philip Ng, Mat Yeung, Cheung Wing Hong, Bob Cheung, Grace Wong, Grace Chan, Mandy Wong, Vincent Wong, Tracy Chu, Eliza Sam, Natalie Tong, Ali Lee, Joyce Tang and Koni Lui. The hosts for the ceremony were Carol Cheng, C-Kwan, Luk Wing, Ashley Chu and Jarvis Chow. The first three in that host line-up also hosted TVB Starhub Awards in Singapore last month and they are expected to host for TVB Anniversary Awards back in Hong Kong next month. Invited award presenters from Hong Kong were Ha Yu and Kara Hui to present the most favourite leading actor and actress awards. The trophy design is a slight improvement from the previous years’ one but still looks bad and a bit too big. The ceremony started at 8.30pm and ended on 11.00pm on 26th November 2016. Here below is the full result of the awards presentation alongside with my brief opinions:


My Favourite TVB Drama Series
“A Fist Within Four Walls”

Opinion: Expected. This drama is considered the best of the year so far with its thrilling actions, fantastic acting and suspenseful plot. It has also sweep some other awards of the evening, making it the biggest winner. 

My Favourite TVB Actor in a Leading Role
Ruco Chan (“A Fist Within Four Walls”)

Opinion: Expected outcome too. Ruco delivered an amazing performance in that drama and most important, his character is very likable. However, he has huge competition from Roger Kwok in next month’s TVB Anniversary Awards as Roger delivered another award-worthy performance in the currently airing drama ‘Dead Wrong’ that isn’t competing in this Malaysia’s awards but in Hong Kong one next month. So, I think Ruco will end up getting My Favourite TV Male Character two times in a row for the Hong Kong one. Still a great accomplishment for this brilliant actor. 

My Favourite TVB Actress in a Leading Role
Nancy Wu (“A Fist Within Four Walls”)

Opinion: There isn’t any strong competition for leading actress category this year. So, Nancy is the only stood out one with a great performance in ‘A Fist Within Four Walls’. It has been a busy year as she appeared in four TVB dramas in this year alone. I think she is going to take home next month’s Best Actress again too. Well, she deserved it in the time when there is no more better actresses around. Both she and Ruco won favourite leading actor and actress awards last year and there they win them again this year. I have no objection for that.

My Favourite TVB Actor in a Supporting Role
Mat Yeung (“My Dangerous Mafia Retirement Plan”)

Opinion: Mat Yeung has appeared in a lot of TVB series for many years. Finally, he gets some recognition with some good roles especially in this year. He usually portrayed very minor characters and finally he gained spotlight this year. He is a good actor but I think there is still a lot of space in between before he can step further to take on leading role. 

My Favourite TVB Actress in a Supporting Role
Joyce Tang (“House of Spirits”)

Opinion: I’m very happy for Joyce Tang. I hardly see her anymore after her success in ‘Armed Reactions’ drama franchise many years ago. This year she has a great role in ‘House of Spirits’ and I’m rooting for her to win this from the very beginning. And yes, she won it. Her hard work paid off. 

My Favourite TVB Most Improved Actor
Cheung Wing Hong (“The Last Healer in Forbidden City, “House of Spirits”, “A Fist Within Four Walls”)

Opinion: I’m also glad that Cheung Wing Hong won this. He is the only nominee in this category that stood out among the rest and delivered some great performances not only in this year but also from the past few years too. I started to notice on his talent few years back when he is still a new actor. 

My Favourite TVB Most Improved Actress
Moon Lau (“Angel In-the-Making”, “Over Run Over”, “Blue Veins”, “House of Spirits”, “A Fist Within Four Walls”)

Opinion: Moon Lau is also a deserving winner. It’s a busy year for her too and yet she still present to us very natural and likable acting in all series she was involved in eventhough she is just a new actress with little experience. 

My Favourite TVB On Screen Couple
Ruco Chan & Nancy Wu (“A Fist Within Four Walls”)
Vincent Wong & Tracy Chu (“Over Run Over”)

Opinion: Two winners again. This is something that I don’t like. The organizer should just stick to one winner. Ruco and Nancy is the more deserving pair. Handing out the award to Vincent and Tracy is like a consolation for them as they will be going home empty handed if they didn’t award this to them. Chemistry between Ruco and Nancy needs no further explanation. They, the currently highly rumored couple look great together.

My Favourite TVB Drama Theme Song
從未知道你最好 (“A Fist Within Four Walls”) – Ruco Chan & Nancy Wu

Opinion: Expected. This song is nice to listen to and it immediately reminds me of that series. 

My Favourite Top 16 TVB Drama Characters
Ruco Chan (“A Fist Within Four Walls”)
Benjamin Yuen (“A Fist Within Four Walls”)
Philip Ng (“A Fist Within Four Walls”)
Sisley Choi (“Presumed Accidents”)
Eliza Sam (“My Dangerous Mafia Retirement Plan”)
Wayne Lai (“Short End of the Stick”)
Mandy Wong (“Law dis-Order”)
Ali Lee (“Law dis-Order”)
Natalie Tong (“Speed of Life”)
Nancy Wu (“A Fist Within Four Walls”)
Grace Wong (“A Fist Within Four Walls”)
Grace Chan (“Blue Veins”)
Bobby Au Yeung (“House of Spirits”)
Joyce Tang (“House of Spirits”)
Koni Lui (“House of Spirits”)
Kristal Tin (“My Lover from the Planet Meow”)

Opinion: They should cut this down to 10 winners and not the other way round now, which is expanding it further to 16 winners so that almost everyone can get one. People not deserving to win in this category are Philip Ng, Grace Chan and Kristal Tin. There are some much more better actors or actresses to take this award. 

My Favourite TVB Variety Programme
“Sunday Stage Fight”

Opinion: Yup, a very entertaining and hilarious show. I remembered I laughed a lot watching this programme once every week last time. 

My Favourite TVB Enrichment Programme
“Wellness on the Go 4 – Going Green and Sustainable Living”

Opinion: No opinion on this one because I didn’t watch it but I actually prefer ‘Do Did Eat’. ‘Do Did Eat’ is an interesting programme and I thought earlier it should win it since Carol Cheng is present in the ceremony alongside with C-Kwan and Luk Wing that hosted that particular programme. 

My Favourite TVB Host in Variety Programme
Mat Yeung & Benjamin Yuen (“All Work No Pay Holidays – India”)

Opinion: I think people voted for them because they are handsome. That’s it. That is not the true way of judging the quality of hosting actually. Carol, Luk Wing and C-Kwan are a bit more deserving to take this award. Now, they end up went home empty handed to my surprise. They came to Malaysia just for the ceremony hosting job. They did very well in their ‘Do Did Eat’ programme actually but didn’t win this. 

Online Most Beloved Artiste Award 2016
Grace Wong

Opinion: A new award this year. Well, her popularity suddenly soared due to her very interesting role in ‘A Fist Within Four Walls’ that makes her way more noticeable than ever. She is also very pretty and cool. So, there isn’t much doubt on her winning this. 


Video highlight of the awards presentation below:

Now, there is one more awards to go, and that is the last and the most prestigious TVB Anniversary Awards in Hong Kong to be held on 18th December 2016. I’m surprised that TVB hasn’t release the nomination list yet. They are so late this year.

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Full result of the TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2015

Posted in Explosive News and Results with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2015 by vincentloy

The TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2015 had successfully took place last night at Arena of Stars, Genting Highlands with all attending Hong Kong artists receiving their awards respectively as usual. Those who came to the ceremony will definitely at least get an award for the night. This year, there are quite a number of TVB artists coming to the show as expected. However, they are mostly the not famous ones. I only saw big names like Wayne Lai, Linda Chung, Kristal Tin, Nancy Wu and Tavia Yeung. Disappointed with the low turnout of big stars this year.


Let’s move on to the result that was highly anticipated.

My Favourite TVB Drama Series: Captain of Destiny

Opinion: Glad that ‘Captain of Destiny’ won as it is a very good quality and interesting drama this year. Very deserving. It also came with exceptional technical achievements beyond typical TVB standard. Honourable mention to the other two series making into the top 3 finalists as announced yesterday: Limelight Years and Lord of Shanghai. These two are good dramas too. Now, ‘Captain of Destiny’ had won both in Singapore and Malaysia. Will it win in Hong Kong next month too? I think the chance would be 70%. Its biggest competitor in Hong Kong’s TVB Anniversary Awards would be the ‘Lord of Shanghai’.


My Favourite TVB Drama Theme Song: ‘Sailing’ from Captain of Destiny by Fred Cheng

Opinion: Since Jinny Ng won last year already, her song this year for ‘Young Charioteers’ which is quite nice will be a little tougher to win. And yes, another song won and it is the ‘Captain of Destiny’ opening theme. That is another nice theme song too and so I find it deserving.

Astro MY FM’s Special Pick for TVB Drama Theme Song: ‘Regretless’ from Lord of Shanghai by Alfred Hui

Opinion: Out of sudden, there is this new category by our local Chinese music radio station. The song is quite nice, and most probably it didn’t win the ‘My Favourite TVB Drama Theme Song’ and so the organizer suddenly create this new award to still reward this song. Another ‘pork chop’ award.

My Favourite TVB Variety Programme: Sze U Tonight

Opinion: This is quite a hilarious programme but I seldom watch it. But out of all the nominees, I voted this.

My Favourite TVB Informative Programme: Wellness On The Go 3

Opinion: No comment on this category.

My Favourite TVB Actor in a Leading Role: Ruco Chan (Captain of Destiny)

Opinion: Eventhough Ruco Chan couldn’t attend the ceremony, but I’m glad that he won this award finally in Malaysia. Previously, many were afraid that TVB may not give out this award to him since he is not present. Fortunately, with huge fan base in Malaysia as well as outstanding performance as 11th prince in ‘Captain of Destiny’, he totally deserved it. Now, he won both in Singapore and Malaysia. I think it is like 100% probability that he will win ‘Most Favourite TV Male Character’ in Hong Kong awards next month, but as for best leading actor, he will have lower chance since Anthony Wong and Wayne Lai are on his way.

My Favourite TVB Actress in a Leading Role: Kristal Tin & Nancy Wu (Ghost of Relativity)

Opinion: Very surprised that they handed out two awards (tie) for best actress this year. I do not agree to this decision. I always find sharing a single award is not a good thing or a matter to be proud of. I’m rooting for Kristal to win this alone since she is very natural and convincing in her role in ‘Ghost of Relativity’. As for Nancy, I’m not against her but I think her performance in there is average only. Well, if I’m to think positively, this combination is stronger than another of my own favourite that I prefer to win, Liza Wang from ‘Limelight Years’.


My Favourite TVB Actor in a Supporting Role: Benjamin Yuen (The Fixer)

Opinion: Didn’t watch his performance and I’m surprised he win supporting actor so quickly. Well, he is handsome and a lot of girls must have voted for him. I’m actually preferring Louis Cheung to win. Anyway, I don’t think Benjamin stand a chance in Hong Kong awards next month.

My Favourite TVB Actress in a Supporting Role: Elaine Yiu (Raising The Bar)

Opinion: Also I am quite surprised that Elaine Yiu win. I didn’t watch her in ‘Raising The Bar’ but I think she is quite good in another TVB drama this year too, as the evil concubine in ‘Captain of Destiny’. Anyway, I’m still fine with her winning.

My Favourite TVB Promising / Most Improved Actor: Mat Yeung (Madam Cutie on Duty, Momentary Lapse of Reason, Every Step You Take, Captain of Destiny, Lord of Shanghai)

Opinion: He acted in a lot of dramas this year with various minor roles. Perhaps his biggest roles this year are for the ‘Momentary Lapse of Reason’ and ‘Lord of Shanghai’. He is good and deserved this.

My Favourite TVB Promising / Most Improved Actress: Tracy Chu (Smooth Talker, The Fixer)

Opinion: Didn’t watch any of her performances this year but I think she is a good newbie actress.

My Favourite TVB On-screen Couple: Edwin Siu & Priscilla Wong (Madam Cutie On Duty)

Opinion: Everyone knew this on-screen couple whom is also real-life couple is going to win. They are cute and very compatible. However, I’m actually personally preferring Alex Fong & Linda Chung (Limelight Years) or Kevin Cheng & Tavia Yeung (Eye in the Sky) to win.

My Favourite TVB Variety Show Host: Johnson Lee & Pal Sinn (Sze U Tonight)

Opinion: They are both funny guys and they made ‘Sze U Tonight’ entertaining. I’m fine they win this.

My Favourite TVB Characters: (16 handed out)

Selena Li (Brick Slaves), Wayne Lai (Lord of Shanghai), Louis Cheung (Momentary Lapse of Reason), Tavia Yeung (Momentary Lapse of Reason), Rosina Lam (Momentary Lapse of Reason), Priscilla Wong (Madam Cutie On Duty), Ben Wong (Raising The Bar), Elaine Yiu (Raising The Bar), Benjamin Yuen (The Fixer), Mandy Wong (The Fixer), Kristal Tin (Ghost of Relativity), Nancy Wu (Ghost of Relativity), Him Law (Young Charioteers), Ruco Chan (Captain of Destiny), Tony Hung (Captain of Destiny), Linda Chung (Limelight Years).

Opinion: I thought only 15 will be handed out as voters were asked to vote for 15 only. Now, they add one more. An obvious way of making this a ‘pork chop’ awards. Everyone win this. They should limit this to 10. Now became 16 somemore. I’m surprised on some omissions like Kevin Cheng (Eye in the Sky), Anthony Wong (Lord of Shanghai), Vincent Wong (Brick Slaves), Liza Wang (Limelight Years), etc. From the 16 people in the list, those I don’t think deserved are Ben Wong, Elaine Yiu, Benjamin Yuen, Mandy Wong and Tony Hung. I’m also surprised that Wayne Lai won this too since he is portraying a very evil role in ‘Lord of Shanghai’ and won’t be considered a favourite character typically. Well, I think since he attended the ceremony, he must get one award at least.

TVB Star Achievement Award: Bowie Wu.

Opinion: Last year, they handed out this award to two persons, Law Lan and Lau Kong. This year, they gave out to one person only; Wu Fung whom is now 83 years old. He had been in acting industry for many decades and I think it is very appropriate to honour him.

wu fung tvb malaysia 2015

Overall, I’m half-satisfied and half-not satisfied with the awards’ results. The awards show last night was generally entertaining and I’m surprised that Shila Amzah, our very own Malaysian singer whom are now based in Hong Kong after receiving exceptional popularity in China became a guest performer as well as awards presenter. Let’s hope that next year’s TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2016 would observe more turnouts of big celebrities. Now for this year, there is one more awards left and it is the prestigious Hong Kong’s TVB Anniversary Awards 2015 scheduled to be held on 13th December 2015.

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Touch Mi Live in Malaysia @ 25/4/2015 at Genting Highlands

Posted in Interesting Encounters with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2015 by vincentloy

If not that I had a very bad luck time in casino, the past weekend would be way much happier for me after attended the exciting concert by Sammi Cheng, here in Malaysia. This is my third time watching her concert, and I’m never bored of it. If she comes again, I will watch again. Everytime she comes, she will be performing at Arena of Stars, Genting Highlands. Must be her favourite venue. She performed on last Friday and Saturday, and this is her first world tour stop after her 12 sold-out shows back in Hong Kong few month ago.





I went for the Saturday’s show. It started about 15 minutes later than the originally scheduled time of 8.30pm. But that’s alright. Not too late. Once the lights were switched off, everybody is screaming like mad in the indoor arena which is already full-house. And there she appeared on stage. The Cantopop queen! She started the show with some fast songs and were already getting all of us into the mood. Of course, the one thing I love the most from her is her slow romance songs which are mostly her classic hits back in 1990s. Yes, 1990s. Songs from almost 20 years ago.



Fortunately, she did performed many of her iconic songs too, and got us all to sing along with her. I remembered in the last two shows of her that I watched (few years ago), she delivered mostly new and had uninteresting selection of songs to perform. Furthermore, the audio system was too loud until we couldn’t really hear what she’s singing. Luckily, we didn’t see all that this time. The audio system is at the right volume, we can hear clearly Sammi’s singing (and therefore can admire her skills on that), and mostly important, the selection of songs are awesome this time.



Since I’m quite a fans of her, I remember most of the lyrics of the songs she performed that night. Wonderful. And I can say that I’m amazing because I don’t know Mandarin and yet I can remember that much of lyrics. Besides than performances, she also dazzled us with many beautiful dresses during the show. She is beautiful, but too thin. There are lesser talks from her this time, as she mentioned that she would prefer to use songs to describe her feelings and situations. Agreed with that. But when she talked, she always entertained us with some funny remarks, including dealing with everyone calling her as Mrs. Hui now (already confirmed her marriage to Andy Hui recently).

The show ended exactly after two hours, while everyone is hoping for more. We do think that two hours weren’t enough from her as she had actually a lot of songs that we wish to listen to from her live on stage. But anyway, it’s okay. We still had a great time during the show. Overall, it’s the best concert I have seen from her. It’s energetic, had great selection of songs and medleys, beautiful dresses, beautiful lighting and backdrop designs, and above all, wonderful singing by Sammi. Truly a great Cantopop queen even after so many years.

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Star of the month: Sammi Cheng. To watch her concert in Malaysia end of this month.

Posted in Interesting Encounters with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2015 by vincentloy

It’s now less than two weeks before the much-anticipated concert by Sammi Cheng on this coming end of April. I have been waiting several months and looking very much forward to it, and finally she will return to Malaysia to perform at Arena of Stars, Genting Highlands on 24th and 25th April 2015 (8.30pm onwards). The last time she is here was way back in 2011. That’s four years ago. I have attended her past two most recent concerts (both at Genting too), and of course, I will not miss out this one.


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I’m glad that we bought the tickets much earlier as the Saturday’s show is now sold-out and there are only very limited seats available for Friday’s slot. She is my childhood idol. Even till now, I still enjoyed listening to her songs (like mostly on her classics and slow love songs). It is hard not to admire this lovely great singer. She needs no further introduction if you are a Chinese. If you are not, then I’m telling you that Sammi Cheng is a Hong Kong singer, and is regarded as Cantopop Queen (or diva). She enjoyed her success in music career since mid 1990s and went on to win many annual singing awards and had been known as one of the most famous singers in Asia Pacific.

Besides than singing, she is also involved in many past films of which most performed very well in box office, hence people started calling her also the ‘box office queen’. She is popular in mostly romance comedy genre in films and had starred opposite megastars like Anita Mui, Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung, Leon Lai, Louis Koo, etc. Her highest recognition in films is awarded best actress by Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award over a decade ago, and once nominated in Venice International Film Festival for the same category (not to mention nominated many times in Hong Kong Film Awards and Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards). I also enjoyed her films. So, basically, her songs are great, her dance are awesome, and her films are entertaining. She nailed fashion all the time too. Perfect icon for a superstar. How can you not like her?

The only little imperfection she has now is that she is too skinny currently. She needs to add up a bit of weight, but anyway, she doesn’t mind known for being that and ‘flat’ too. Her singing skill is not the greatest but considered good from her in this age (now already in 40s), and I hope that she will perform longer than 2 hours in her coming concert at Genting. And if not, we would all be not satisfied. I’m there for her (now can be called Mrs. Hui since her marriage to long-time partner, Andy Hui is confirmed recently) on the Saturday’s show. In film, I hope she will take on more challenging and out-of-her-comfort roles that will let her acting shines so that she will one day be crowned best actress. She deserved it after all the years.

I find that the blog header of this month that highlighted the GST issue one (very viral in Malaysia) is a bit not nice and isn’t suitable for my blog. Hence, I kept that for first half of the month only, and the last half will be dedicated to highlight Sammi and some shots (images from different sources throughout the world wide web) of her performances (in different outfits) in her recent Touch Mi concert tours at Hong Kong (end 2014 – early 2015). Beautiful, isn’t it? I considered myself one of her fans (not the crazy one), and so, I put up the blog header specially for her.

April 2015 second half blog header

Now, I’m just waiting, day by day, for next week’s Saturday to arrive. That’s the second and last day of her Touch Mi World Tour in Malaysia, and the day I will be seeing her.

Coming event to catch up: Touch Mi – Sammi Live in Malaysia (24th & 25th April 2015)

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Definitely one of my most favourite Hong Kong singers, Sammi Cheng had recently concluded her 12 concert shows entitled Touch Mi 2014-2015 Concert Tour at Hong Kong’s Coliseum early last month. All her tickets were sold-out and most of them were also purchased at a much higher prices through second-hand trading. This shows how high the demand to watch the Cantopop queen on stage. In her 12 shows, she also managed to invite heavyweight superstars like Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung, Leon Lai (three of the four Heavenly Kings), Eason Chan, Louis Koo, Nick Cheung, Ekin Cheng, etc.


I managed to watch some clips of that particular concert series from Youtube. Looks great and that gave me further desperation to watch her concert if she comes to Malaysia to perform. And yup…my wish granted straight away! Her Touch Mi 2015 Concert Tour is now expanding to oversea, and Malaysia is her first stop. As a fans of her since childhood, I am definitely attending it no matter how expensive the tickets would turn out to be. She will be holding two shows here at the recently renovated Avenue of Stars, Genting Highlands on 24th (Friday) and 25th (Saturday) of April 2015 from 8.30pm. The tickets are priced at RM 193, RM 293, RM 393, RM 493 and RM 593.



Wow…the price is really quite high, but that is expected since she is a huge celebrity and is regarded as a Cantopop diva. The last time she came here for concert was back in 2010 (I watched that too). So, it has been five years since she last came. And the response to her concert is exploding. The ticket purchase just started yesterday and it is already selling extremely fast. I purchased it online just a moment ago and I managed to only get seats at the very back (not very nice, but have to take it anyway). And it’s only the second day of the ticket purchase. Crazy. She is still very popular, eventhough her career peak was back in late 1990s and early 2000s (over a decade ago).

And for that, I spent near RM 600 for two tickets only. I’m willing to spend for this, and I hope that she will deliver wonderful performances that night so that I can find my purchase worthy. I’m also wishing that she will sing more of her old (classic) love songs rather than having many of her new songs which are not so nice for me. And if you are interested, quickly go and buy her tickets. I’m sure that it will be sold out in a couple of days. Hurry up before it is too late. Now, I even find myself a bit too late for purchasing it just now. Anyway, what I’m left to do now is to just wait and look forward to enjoy her concert this coming April.

(Images in this post are from various sources throughout the world wide web)