Four cheerful TV stars Raymond Wong, Ben Wong, Rosina Lam, and Grace Chan, recently travelled to Vancouver for the annual TVB Fairchild Fans Party 2017. Aside from performing on stage and meeting with fans, they also sat down with Leisure Talk, What's On, and City Chat program hosts to reveal the lesser known aspects of themselves. Raymond, the lead in the drama “Married but Available” previously aired on Fairchild TV 2 HD, was thrilled to interact with Vancouver fans and revisit Vancouver, the place where his wedding took place 12 years ago. First time performing in Vancouver, Grace was amazed by her experience as a Fans Party audience then. This time around, being able to perform and chat with fans made her extra excited. The loving father in “Tiger Mom Blues”, Ben, thanked fans for their support for this drama, and shared his insight during the 28 years in the entertainment industry, from a host in “Flash Fax”, to Yung Heung Hoi in “The Kindred Spirit”, and Lat Keung in “Lives of Omission”. A Beijing Central Academy of Drama graduate, Rosina led us into reliving moments of her filming career and indulged herself in her happy life as Mrs. Mok throughout the interview. If you want to know more about the four talented artistes, then make sure to stay tuned for their interviews!
After capturing the title of Miss Chinese Vancouver 2012 and Miss Chinese International 2013, Gloria Tang launched a career in the Hong Kong entertainment industry and is now working her way up. Apart from hosting a number of shows and programs, she is also taking part in multiple dramas. Gloria was highly praised for her performance in the recent “Two Steps From Heaven”. First time appearing on screen with short hair, Gloria amazed the audience with her tomboy and carefree role, and was acclaimed for her sophisticated acting skills. Since then her popularity soared, taking her career to a new height. Gloria is currently filming the new TVB drama “My Ages Apart” with top notch actors including Bobby Au-yeung, Moses Chan, Louis Cheung, and Kristal Tin. To get herself into character, Gloria cut her hair even shorter, radiating sunshine, and further complementing her cheery and positive personality. This new TV favorite recently made a short trip to Vancouver to attend her best friend’s wedding. Despite her busy schedule, Gloria took the time to visit Fairchild TV, and guested on Leisure Talk and What’s On.
This year’s Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala invited one of Canada’s most promising young pianists, Avan Yu, as special guest performer. Two talented individuals Linda Chung and Ava Yu formed a duet and performed a series of romantic classics that evening. Their mesmerizing collaboration instantly melted the hearts of the audience. Immigrated to Vancouver at the age of 9, Avan became the youngest contestant ever to win the Canadian Chopin Competition at the age of 17. Later in 2012, Avan triumphed at the Sydney International Piano Competition, capturing first place, and achieving international recognition. Currently residing in Berlin, Avan continues to perform internationally and expand his music career. Returning to his hometown Vancouver to perform at the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala and giving back to the community where he grew up made it extra meaningful for Avan. After the performance, Avan guested on Leisure Talk and City Chat to share interesting behind-the-scene stories. Avan expressed that it was a pleasure working hand in hand with Linda and also being able to incorporate his classical music background into pop music. If you want to know what it’s like when classical composition meets pop, then make sure to stay tuned for the interview!
While busy preparing for her Eternal Love Charity Concert 2017, Annabelle Louie has dedicated great effort in promoting the beneficiary for this concert, Alzheimer Society of BC. Alzheimer’s Society of BC is a health organization working nationwide to improve the quality of life for patients affected by Alzheimer's disease, a progressive degeneration of brain cells, affecting one's cognitive and functional abilities. Annabelle shared in Leisure Talk that through this charity concert, she wishes to help raise awareness for the disease and gather donations to provide care, support and research for this incurable but preventable disease. The interview will be aired on March 15 at 6:10pm on Fairchild Television. Be sure to stay tuned for more information on Alzheimer’s disease and Annabelle’s upcoming charity concert.
Originally from Hong Kong, the bright and straightforward Annabelle Louie recently guested on City Chat when she challenged herself with a 20-min interview session conducted entirely in Mandarin. During the interview, Annabelle shared with Carmen Shao the joyful experience of releasing her first audiophile album “Eternal Love” in 35 years of her singing career. This hot selling album was presented with the 2016 Best Cantonese Album of the Year Award by Guangdong Musician Association. Annabelle will be performing live onstage selected tracks from this award winning HiFi album in her upcoming charity concert on April 2. For more information on the concert, make sure to stay tuned for Annabelle’s City Chat interview on March 9 at 10:15pm on Talentvision.
Miss Chinese Vancouver 2003 and Miss Chinese International 2004 Linda Chung has made remarkable achievements in both her pageant journey and artistic career in the entertainment industry. Just last year, Linda married her boyfriend Jeremy in Vancouver and subsequently gave birth to their little angel Kelly. Every time Linda talks about baby Kelly, her eyes will sparkle with joy, and smile from the bottom of her heart. As a full time mother still passionate about her work, Linda returns to Hong Kong occasionally to attend various functions. While juggling between family and work, Linda also dedicates time for charity events. In March, She will perform at the 2017 Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala, along with one of Canada’s promising young pianists Avan Yu to help raise funds for a good cause. Back in 2004 right after she had been crowned Miss Chinese International, Linda already made a debut at the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala. 13 years later, the new mum will return to the same event as a professional artiste, giving back to the community where she grew up. Recently, the low-profile Linda especially paid a visit to the studio to meet her Fairchild family and help to promote the upcoming charity gala with the SUCCESS representative Sunny. During the interview, she has also shared her future career plans with Leisure Talk host William Ho.
Singapore born and raised Hugo Ng was a widely recognized face on Hong Kong television in the 1980s, starring in many legendary dramas such as “The Twins”, “Border Town Prodigal”, and “The Silver Fox”. Years after he left the Hong Kong Entertainment industry, Hugo returned to TVB to take part in “Brother’s Keeper II” as the main antagonist, Ko Tin-Tsau, a character driven by a boundless desire for ambition, money, power, and dominance over people around him. His villainous portrayal of the outrageous tycoon earned him great appreciation from the audience. With overwhelmingly positive feedback on his performance in “Brother’s Keeper II”, Hugo challenged himself again in “Burning Hands” as he picked up the role of Chiang Tin Lung, an arrogant and dominating former King of Gambler. Hugo managed to take a break in Vancouver to celebrate Chinese New Year with his wife Lily Chung during a business trip here, at the same time sharing his future plans with Mary and Angus in “Leisure Talk” and “What’s On”.
Legendary “Hilarious Singing Queen" Sandra Lang will throw another charity concert to raise funds and awareness for a good cause while using her unique voice to spread happiness. Having been in the music industry for decades, singing enthusiast Sandra carefully picks each song for her concerts taking into consideration feedback from her previous concerts. She jokingly said she rarely practices singing because her strength is on vocal improvisation and she loves to sing with feel, emotion, and passion. Sandra was recently interviewed on Leisure talk, and shared interesting stories throughout her singing career with Mary Lo.
With over 50 years of experience in the entertainment industry, veteran Hong Kong actor Ha Yu has starred in many popular TV shows and dramas, including “Enjoy Yourself Tonight” and the “Heart of Greed” series. In 2008, he captured the title of Best Actor at the TVB Anniversary Awards for his vivid portrayal of Kam Tai Jo in Heart of Greed - Moonlight Resonance. As a follow-up to the Moonlight Resonance project 8 years ago, Ha Yu will return to TVB to film “Heart of Greed 3” with his old partners Louise Lee, Michelle Yim, and Susanna Kwan. The third installment will continue to focus on family issues, and use a Hong Kong style restaurant as the story background. In “Heart 3”, Ha Yu will challenge himself as a milk tea expert of a family-owned business. To emerge himself into the character and better his portrayal of an expert in this particular field, he has been learning and polishing his traditional milk tea making techniques. Ha Yu recently finished his concert in Vancouver, and was invited onto Leisure Talk to update fans on his life and at the same time share his excitement to take part in “Heart 3”. Accompanying him were co-performers at the concert Jennie and Annie Chung. Together they wished everyone a happy Chinese New Year.
Celebrity chef and renowned actress Gigi Wong recently returned to Vancouver for vacation while taking a break from her busy filming schedule in Hong Kong. 2016 was quite a hectic year for Gigi. Apart from participating at the new drama “Three Women, One ‘Gene’”, she also travelled around the world making various cooking shows, exploring unique local products from Singapore, Australia, and Malaysia. Her recent project “Eat a Rainbow” is a first time attempt to analyze nutritional values of food in different colours while providing cooking tips to enthusiasts. During her stay here, she paid a visit to old friends from Fairchild TV to share her recent updates and interesting stories while filming on set.