Monday, October 19, 2009
Lighting Ceremony - October 19 - 8:30pm - that is tonight =]
Anniversary Gala - November 19
Anniversary Awards Ceremony - December 4
hmm I wonder why the Award Ceremony is so late this year?
Credits: Thanks to Gina for replying to my questions on TVB: A Way of Thinking tagboard and to TVB: A Way of Thinking (teddieburr) for the information too =]
When I read the synopsis for this series, I actually wasn't interest in it. I was like oh..another business series. At that time all I had in my mind was D.I.E Again, Beyond and Born Rich. But then I was like why not, let's watch this cause I haven't seen Charmaine for awhile. So I start the first chapter and someone had already capture my heart. Yes... that someone is Mak Tai Song!!! =D
Ok, what do I think about this series?? Well I thought the series was really well filmed and all the cast did a fantastic job. The series has some bad/random/boring parts and most of it was just awesome. I got to say.. I think this series was the best comedy series I saw the whole year (well kinda except for D.I.E Again..it doesn't count..lol). I don't think it would go any better then this. The series has almost everything. It has the sad parts, the comedy, love interest, and boring parts. But overall it was great. There is just one thing I love the most.. is the Tree Hole. It is just awesome. I love how Dayo and Charmaine talks to the Tree Hole about their personal stuff. When it came to the part, that the family store has to go, it was a bit touching. I felt bad for Oscar, he had just succeed in making the noodles and his master just hand the store down to him, but the store has to go. The store has so many memories.
Mak Tai Song and Lam Miu Miu - I just love these two couple. The first time they met, they bicker. Mostly it was bickering through out the whole series. I love the part how Charmaine show up at Dayo's door asking for the debt, and the grandma keep on appearing behind him and ask questions and talks to them. It was funny. I just love how they just bicker even over something really small and pointless. The Tree Hole is just amazing. They just don't talk into the tree hole, they also talk to the tree. Especially Charmaine.. talking to the tree saying "oh your tired? Sleep first then'' and laughing saying that "I do really love him, no.. he isn't tall as you, your taller, but it just perfect for me". It was really cute and adorable, I really love her face expressions. Dayo and Charmaine are really cute in the series and funny. I really like how Charmaine pretend to be his mom for three days. It was touching. They are a really adorable. Dayo is always there, helping Charmaine out with her problems and listen to her problems. Both Charmaine and Dayo did a wonderful job. (like always :D) I'll give them a 5/5
Lam Muk Sun and Wah Kiu - At first I thought these two was really annoying. Lam Muk Sun played by Power Chan and Wah Kiu played be Mandy Cho. I thought they are really annoying and doesn't care about their father's feelings. All they want is money. But as I continue to watch the series, I grew to love them. They are pretty funny. Power extravagates at everything, even at work. He did everything he need to impress his boss. It was pretty funny. I thought they did a job well done. I haven't seen Mandy for so long and happy to see her back. I give them a 4/5
All other cast were mostly just supporting and is only Charmaine and Dayo that are the actual lead. I got to say one thing, Dayo is really a 'Enterprise Doctor' he helped everyone with their business problems. I felt that the series was somewhat incomplete. Why didn't Dayo and Michael reveal each other saying that they are brothers instead of being a ' fake brother'. I kinda thought that, how at the end Dayo's master came back and all the stuff he did was a bit unnecessary. I personally thought it was boring and the rice company got a bit boring too. But otherwise everything was great and funny. Especially love the tree hole and the "testing dates" ahahah, it was funny.. Dayo tested out everything.
All I have to say is that the series did a wonderful job, it really fits the comedy section and really had maintain it well. It was one best comedy I have seen this year. All the cast and the series itself really warms up to you and you'll love it when you watch the first episode. I would recommend watching this series. Since its light hearted and a comedy.
Since there were some parts that I thought it was a bit draggy and doesn't belong. I rated this series a 4/5
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Fala Chen born on February 24, 1982 in Chengdu, China but grew up in the U.S. Immigrating at age 15 and living in the United States, also adjusting into a new style, had made Fala independent and hardworking. Fala had attend Emory University in United States, which she major in Marketing and International Business. During her freshmen year in college, Fala participated in a beauty pageant. The reason why she had join and participate in it was to pay for her College tuition. Winning the Crown for Georgia, Fala participated in Miss Asian America representing Georgia and took the crown in 2002. Afterwards Fala participated in Miss Chinatown USA [Miss Chinese Chamber of Commerce] in 2003 and was first runner up. After getting the first runner up in 2003, Fala took home the crown again in 2004 Miss Chinese NY. Representing New York, Fala went to Hong Kong and participated in Miss Chinese International in 2005 and won first runner up. With her beauty, smile, and beautiful figure, Fala bought home her crowns and awards. Returning to U.S and finished her degree in Marketing and International Business, earning her BA degree. Fala return back to Hong Kong and enter TVB.
Fala's first series was Forensic Heroes in 2006. As Fala fluent language was mandarin, her first series in speaking Cantonese was not strong. With and heavy accent, Fala still didn't give up and continue to work hard. Fala had improve in both of her acting and Cantonese dialect. In 2007 she was cast in Heart of Greed as a sweet innocent girl. But her major role in 2007 was when she was cast in Steps as a semi villain. Due to her character Carmen in Steps, many people criticise and hates toward her. But in 2008, Fala came back with an excellent role in Moonlight Resonance, as an mute girl Gam Wing Hing. Her character in Moonlight showed the sweet and adorable, innocent side of Fala. This had brought many people in liking Fala and changed their views on her. With this role, it had put Fala in the top 5 of best supporting actress. Which she had won in 2007 for her character Carmen in Steps. For entertaining in the industry for 4 years, Fala had really improved a lot and had filmed over 10 TV series.
Fala is improving everyday and a very hard worker. Fala didn't enter the industry because she wanted Fame, is was because she enjoys acting. Fala is not one of those "bratty" actress that only cares about glory and the fortune, but a very sweet, gentle, caring actress that works hard to be where she is today. Even Veteran Actress Lee Si Kei praised her being a hardworking and asks many questions that she doesn't understand. With her beautiful face, sweet smile and a stunning figure, Fala also take parts in shooting ads and photos. Also taking parts in functions and promotion events. TVB had Fala to participate in Laughing Gor's movie "Turning Point" as Michael Tse's girlfriend had bought her another promotion. Recently Fala had just released her new series The Stew of Life. With the new series airing, the theme song was also released. In which the theme song is by Fala. Fala sang her first TVB theme song.
As Fala is slowing getting promoted, one step at a time. She had improve each time. Fala's dialect in Cantonese had improved over the years and you couldn't really hear any accent in her new song Perfect Pair (The Stew of Life theme). Her accent in Turning Point wasn't as heavy and is understandable. All I have to say is that Fala Chen had really improved over the years. The first time I notice her was in Heart of Greed and didn't know exactly who she was. After I saw Steps, that is when I knew that is Fala Chen. I start to like her when watching Moonlight Resonance and saw through her. I can see that Fala Chen would be leading a series soon and become the leading lady. Fala had already sang her 1st theme song, very soon she'll be leading. I have faith in her and would support Fala.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Title: Beyond the Realm of Conscience
Chinese Title: 宫心计 [Gong Sum Gai]
Broadcast: 10/19/2009 – 11/29/2009
Cast: Charmaine Sheh, Tavia Yeung, Moses Chan, Kevin Cheng, Michelle Yim, Susanna Kwan, Selena Li, Rosanne Lui, Kara Hui, Mary Hon, Mandy Cho, Tracy Ip, etc..
Genre: Ancient/Drama *The Grand Production*
Producer: Mui Siu Ching
Imperial Household Bureau is responsible for managing and directing all household services to the Emperor and the Imperial family in the Tang Dynasty. It is comprised of four departments, namely Jewels, Attire, Food and Furnishings. LAU SAM HO (Charmaine Sheh) and YIU KAM LING (Tavia Yeung) are introduced into the bureau in their tender age and brought up in the disciplines of the palace. The two girls are diligent. YUEN TSUI WAN (Susanna Kwan), Head of the Jewels, and CHUNG SUET HA (Michelle Yim), Head of the Attire, are both very fond of HO for she is a kindhearted young girl. Soon, they start fighting for the fellowship of HO.
HO always remembers her mother’s words left to her before she passed away, that she was told, ‘Doing good deeds, Speaking good words, Showing goodwill’. She lives her life of being gracious and kind-hearted in the palace. On the other hand, LING believes her survival in palace is achieved through cruel and calculating tactics. She cheats and schemes her way to the top and finally becomes the concubine. Though she realizes that HO has fallen in love with the chess master KO HIN YEUNG (Kevin Cheng), her jealousy still arouses by HO’s attraction to the Emperor LEE YI (Moses Chan). Fearing that she is losing power, she ruthlessly makes up a false allegation against HO for murdering the Empress (Mary Hon) and condemns her to death. No matter how clever she is to scheme, things do not go the way she planned. By using a strong comparison of the two distinctive characters, HO and LING, the message of the drama is that “benevolence” is the only way to gain final victory.
Credits: Astro on Demand
Thoughts: Ahhhhh!!!! Can't wait for Beyond =]] Another awesome Grand Production!!! Couple more dayss!!! And it finally airs >.< so excited and hope it would be awesome =]] and one more thing.. is it just me, or this is the longest name in all of TVB series. I thought it was quite long..lols and on the side note, I saw the trailer for Born Rich and I'm also excited for that too =]] Can't wait for these two grand productions!!
Saturday, October 3, 2009