Ft Fala and Raymond

On Linda Thoughts, I just created a new banner ft Bosco and Linda because I'm really excited to hear that they're collaborating in a new series! Beside them, I'm really hoping for Fala Chen and Raymond Lam to have a series together in the future! :D Let's hope my wish will come true! hehe...

Guessing Game Round 5 - 1

Basic Outline
-only ONE guess
-first 3 person to guess the right series gets a point
-at the first week of the next month, the person with the most points gets to choose what is on the next banner =)
-please answer in comment section

Rachel - I
Sammi - I
San San - I
Summer - I

Who is this?
I have been re-watching this series :D

Wong Hei Treated Coldly On His Last Day At TVB

Wong Hei (王喜) worked at TVB for 16 years and suffered from cold treatment in recent years. Eventually, he decided to leave the company due to dissatisfaction. On September 29th, Wong Hei’s TVB contract officially expired and he left with mixed feelings.

Although Wong Hei was good friends with TVB executive, Stephen Chan (陳志雲), Wong Hei was not promoted at the compnay. In fact, the Artist Management department suggested that Wong Hei pay money to terminate his contract early. The turn of events made Wong Hei disheartened. Before leaving, Wong Hei returned to his locker at TVB City to obtain a few items and take pictures. He had mixed feelings and did not expect to be faced with further unsympathetic treatment by the staff, who had terminated his employee ID card access rights to the premises in advance.

Wong Hei worked at TVB for many years, delivering numerous classic performances in highly rated series, including the three installments of Burning Flame <烈火雄心>. However, his workload plummeted in recent years. Rumors suggested that he did not get along with TVB executive, Virginia Lok (樂易玲). Accused of not delivering enough [vendor] show appearances, Wong Hei was advised by the Artist Management department to terminate his contract early by paying a fee. This cold treatment gave Wong Hei a great sense of helplessness and made him highly uncomfortable.

Difficult to Say Goodbye to Producer Amy Wong

Last night, Wong Hei packed his possessions from his personal locker, #181, and to say goodbye to the people he cherished. On his blog, Wong Hei posted photos and expressed the mixed feelings he felt on his last day at TVB.

With his 16-year career at TVB, Wong Hei had the most difficulty in bidding farewell to Producer Amy Wong (王心慰). Last night, Wong Hei stopped by Amy’s office to reminsce over past memories, which made him feel emotional and started crying. ”This is the mother of ‘Yau Chi Tak,’ ‘Lok Tin Yau,’ ‘Kei Tak Tin,’ and ‘Chung Yau Sing.’ Over the last 16 years, Amy Wong was the producer who trusted me the most. She allowed me to inject blood, tears, and soul into the characters which she created. For each role, I asked her: ‘Did I portray the role as you imagined it to be?’ Each time, she will look at me steadily before saying: “Sometimes you did and sometimes you did not. You can do better, but let’s drop the matter.’

“Ha ha, this evening, I deliberately entered Amy’s office after work hours to secretly take pictures for memories’ sake. My intention was that I did not want to cry in front of Amy. Unfortunately, my tears are currently falling while I am typing these words right now.”

Employee Access Canceled Prior to 12 Midnight

As TVB’s former “biological son,” Wong Hei recollected upon some old photos [that were posted in TVB's offices], “This photo was taken in 2006, after I signed a management contract to become a ‘biological son.’ The Artist Management department designed my image. At the time, I had quit smoking and thus my face was plump ha ha, but unfortunately it did not produce a ‘cute’ effect which made everyone love me. Ha ha, all along, I felt that this wall, which is filled with artist head shots, reaked of an ash smell. Do you share the same feeling?”

Before leaving TVB City, Wong Hei wanted to take a photo with the company’s mascot, TV Buddy, but he discovered his employee ID card was denied access. “When I wanted to go past the main gates and outside the door to take pictures with TV Buddy, my employee ID card was denied access. I only had access to the parking area, while entry to other locations were canceled. One of the security guards said surprisingly, ‘Although it was not yet 12 midnight, the access has been canceled already? Isn’t that too cold?’ I asked, “Can you open the gate and let me take a picture before leaving? I will leave from the parking lot afterwards.’ He said, ’Sure.’”

Future Path to Be Announced

Wong Hei’s final words to TVB were: “Thanks to TVB for giving me challenging and life-risking opportunities over the last 16 years. Hopefully, from now onwards, everyone’s futures will only grow better and better. Bye bye lah!”

Although TVB was not the place for him, Wong Hei will find the proper place for him. Recently, Wong Hei was contacted by Now TV executive, Ho Lai Chuen (何麗全) to discuss program hosting opportunities. Asked about his future direction, Wong Hei indicated that he was currently negotiating with other producers and will reveal his career plans later.

Clarified That He Did Not Tamper With Scripts

Appearing on an interview program with mainland’s Phoenix TV, Wong Hei admitted that he was a little “naive” and was willing to bear the work environment at TVB for 16 years because he wanted to repay the company. “Prior to entering TVB, I was unemployed for 9 months. Precisely at this time, TVB called me.” For many years, Wong Hei was accused of tampering with television scripts and plagued by negative rumors. Through different platforms, he hoped that audiences realized he was not this type of person.

Recently, Wong Hei also discovered that many people treated him very well, such as offering him work and worrying about his future without a job. Upon saying this, Wong Hei’s voice choked and he started wiping away tears.

Translation by Jaynestar@http://www.jaynestars.com/

[News] Flora Chan declines to go back to TVB

Flora Chan was once a TVB first line FaDan, but recently she switched over to the Mainland market. She is currently in Beijing shooting for a new series Mother In Law is Coming (丈母娘來了). The recent poaching crisis has left TVB scrambling to convince their artists to stay and bring back more talents. Flora admitted TVB recently invited her back to sign a long contract, but she didn't want to be restricted, so she declined the offer. Even if there is money, she rather have her freedom and focus on her family. Flora said: "If my schedule allows, I will consider shooting another TVB series."

Flora expressed she turned down several TVB series in the past because most of the roles required her to cry and weep, which greatly separates her from reality. For example, she turned down Born Rich before because the role went through too many ups and downs, perhaps she had to do rape scenes or fail in her career. Flora is no longer interested in these types of roles.

It was rumored that Flora was the financial support for her entire family after marriage. She said: "The rumor is false. I don't want to say too much. I just feel very happy now and I'm just out working now purely for my own interest." Asked if she's as powerful as in the series when with her husband at home? Flora laughed: "I have my own opinions, but I will also be a virtuous wife."

Source: Mingpao
Translated by: aZnangel @ AsianEU Forum

Thoughts: I do miss Flora Chan. Thought she retired...but apparently not :)

Sushi and Pork Chop!


Hehe Sushi is getting bullied, so Pork Chop came to his rescue :3

Lols these suits made me laugh so hard!!! x)

[Info] Prominent Family

Damian Lau, Idy Chan, Ron Ng, Kenneth Ma, Tavia Yeung, Fala Chen, Louisa So, Elena Kong

*He admit the company is given high privileges to this upcoming series.
*Producer denied about this upcoming drama being the new version of "Yesterday's Glitter".
*This drama takes place in a 1930s societal era.
*Damian Lau is the first Chinese barrister, Idy Chan is the previous Qing dynasty princess. They will be in a legendary love relationship.
*Damian's character will have five wives.
*Ron Ng is the evil triad member.
*Fala Chen will be a troublesome lady.

credits jeretvb@asianfanatics

AWESOME CAST! But most important: Tavia and Ron. OMG!! This made me super duper happy!!! They get to be in the same series!!! Now...all I need to know is; will they pair up or not? I was terribly disappointed that they did not get together in YSNS....so it'll break my heart if they also don't pair up in here T^T Fingers crossed for TaRo!!!!!!!!!

Haha beside TaRo, really liking the look of the series because of the actresses chosen to pair up with Damien Lau. So...Idy Chan, Louisa So, Elena Kong and awaiting for more info.....(Hm I don't think either Tavia or Fala will be pair up with Damien right? Since no official info on the pairs are out yet..) Oh..please don't make Tavia play a tragic character. Tvb tend to overuse her tears sometimes :/

Last note: Ron Ng as a triad leader!?! Finally a role I'm really looking forward to Ron being in :D

[Pics] The Palace Scheme of East & West

credits as labeled, jeretvb@asianfanatics

Thoughts: Sharon looks beautiful! But so does Fala :D One thing I'm really loving about the costumes so far is the hairstyles. Simple but elegant :) Thank goodness it's not all flowery with those heavy ornaments like in Can't Buy Me Love or something.

Rippling Blossom

Hehe...yah...I am loving the duo wayyyyy to much!!! x) And I just notice I did not care enough to put "tvb Horizon" on there :P haha...I hope you guys like the banner!!

Also you guys might notice I've only been posting once a week, and that's what I'm going to continue doing. It's only during the weekends that I have time to post. But during week days, I'm going to start posting up Guessing Games again :) It's coming back soon with continuation from this: http://tvb-horizon.blogspot.com/2011/08/guessing-game-round-5-bonus-1.html :D
The new banner will stay up from mid october to the first week of Nov. For teh rest of November, I've decided to feature TVB awards ^^;;

Just randomly re-uploading this b/c youtube deleted mine...and I can't find the original post ^^;;;

River of Wine Thoughts - Ep5/6

Finally!! Got to watch the next few episodes of River of Wine!! Hehe, I'm really into Bowie's and Elena's story right now :)

Here are my thoughts on episode 5-6 (only got the chance to watch that much so far...)

Ok! Most exciting news is that Bowie's character got tuberculosis!! Omg it was so sad to see him cough day and night....And then it's just a heartache to see him and Elena together. When Elena first found out...you could see her eyes welling up in tears! Best and most emotional moment was at the end of episode 5. Bowie's aunt wanted him to marry someone to bring "luck" back into the household and Elena brought a bunch of info for him about the ladies. Understanding his sickness though, Bowie didn't want to ruin another's girl life (turning her into a widow...), so he declined any marriage. At the end....he told Elena, "Life is short. I'm happy just to spend every day...with the one that feels the same way as I do." (might be a bad translation since I copied the english sub....but you still have to agree that it's sweet.) Bowie was obviously directing the line to Elena. You could just feel the love they have for each other. They know that it is impossible for them to be "together", but as long as they can see each other being happy...I think that is enough for them. I teared up at this part....and will probably need a few boxes of tissue later on in the series because of them :(

Sire Ma finally appears in episode 5!! First thought that popped up when I heard her talk....she kinda reminded me of Fala Chen. I think it's the way she play her stubborn character. Anyways, I'm really enjoying Sire onscreen :) Haha she may be a bit stubborn...but I find her quite cute and is enjoying her scenes with Pierre Ngo. (think they'll make a really cute couple) Like her too, I do not like her dad :P

~her maid is the girl who play as the prostitute that MC Jin "used" in Lives of Omission! I find that she is quite cute. Any opinions on her?~

Aw....Nancy, Bowie and Sunny finally got together :) It felt really nice to hear Sunny calling Bowie, elder brother, again. I'm so glad that they didn't drag this issue on and on. So now, one problem solved...and more to come? :P

Pierre finally gets to talk to Linda!!!! But sadly ended up with a slap in the face :( I felt bad for Pierre but on the other had, I can understand why Linda did not believe him. It's hard to grow up losing a brother, but also to be repeatedly lied to...and ending hope with disappointment, it is better to believe that her brother is indeed dead. By the end of episode 6 though, Sire Ma's dad (the evil magistrate) seems like he got something up his sleeve. He's probably going to use Pierre to stir up trouble in the Sung's household...won't be a pretty sight. Right now, I'm just hoping that it won't drag the story down because so far, I'm really enjoying the series :)

~A question....um...we saw how Nancy helped Pierre. Later on...will she be taking him in as one of her "sons"? Cause there were clips of Nancy, Sunny, Bowie and Pierre emotionally together (in trailers or something)....and that made me think that Bowie, Sunny and Pierre were brothers. But that is not true...since Pierre is Linda's biological brother, which would not work out...since she's marrying Sunny. Wow...confusing. Guess I'll just have to watch...that'll clear my head. haha...~

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