HKMDB Daily News

March 9, 2009

 The 33rd Hong Kong International Film Festival kicks off at the end of the month…
 

APA Magazine previews the 2009 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival
Get It While It’s Hot: The 2009 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival
Chi-hui Yang finds himself looking through culture’s lens

Chow Yun-Fat lends his star power to the live-action film based on the Japanese comics about a globe-trotting boy on a search for all-powerful Dragon Balls

Zhang Ziyi’s Perfect New Role
Also film producer?

Kung Fu daughter
A Chinatown martial-arts prodigy, she fought her fate. Now she’s home

Film Society of Lincoln Center: Interview with Jia Zhangke
Jia Zhangke’s Box Office Potential Rises with “24 City”

HK Magazine interviews Liza Wang

A Sequel to John Woo’s Hard Boiled is in Development

Chow Yun-Fat will present his photographs this week at a joint showing at the Hong Kong Central Library Exhibition Hall

Netizens criticize follow-up to last year’s hit series Soldiers Sortie
 
Criticisms include: non-standard dialect, unprofessional foreign actor - his eyes moved after he died, injustice unredressed, chaotic fight editing

Zhang Jingchu in Zhang Jiahui’s upcoming Red River
Zhang Jingchu
Zhang Jingchu - Red River

Zhang Jingchu will sing child's song in Vietnamese

Korean actress Jang Ja Yun found dead in home

Jang Ja Yeon Commits Suicide
Sadly, yet another Korean actress hangs herself
Jung Ja Yun Suicide Because of Depression
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/Jung-Ja-Yun-Suicide-Because-of-Depression-talk633996.html

Paulyn Sun’s boyfriend pleads not guilty
Her life is lined with a string of high-profile lovers. Now, it includes alleged abuse

Gillian Chung: loves Edison Chen the most
Can’t say, “I hate him.”
SCMP: When Your PR Technique Becomes Too Obvious
Gillian vs Cecilia

Patrick Tse praises daughter-in-law Cecilia Cheung as ‘best’
Patrick Tse
Playfully wields butcher knife

Jill Vidal and Kelvin Kwan marijuana incident, government under pressure
Angela Tong and Michael Tse kicked out of the cast of ICAC Investigators 2009, a joint cooperation between Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) and TVB.

Harlem Yu tacitly admits to divorce from Annie Yi
Tight-lipped over his wife’s extra-marital affairs for several months, popular Taiwanese variety host Harlem Yu revealed in an interview with Sandra Ng in Hong Kong that his marriage with Annie Yi is over.

“I’ll inform everyone when things have reached a certain phase. Everything is still processing, I’ll let everyone know when there is a definite answer. This issue will then be all over.”

“There is no timeframe given to such an issue. I’ll let everyone know when I’m ready. I’ve been asked many times if there are any regrets; I can say safely that there are none. I just want to finish what I have to do,” he added.

Yu also said he is currently not looking for a girlfriend; the focal point in his life now will be his son and work.

On the other hand, Yi, who just celebrated her 40th birthday, updated her blog with a post titled “Journey by myself”, expressing that she is well and has been leading a fulfilling life. While thanking her family and friends, she avoided mentioning Yu; besides words of gratitude, she also posted four self-portraits of herself taken with smiles on her face, expressing her recovery from the affair and announcing her singlehood again.

Chinese Calgarians enraged at report urging no “Asian” malls

Simple arguments for character standards

3 Comments

  1. Interesting story about the “Asian Malls”. There have been rumblings in Toronto about them over the years, but I think many here would agree that at least SOME of these establishments have become travel destinations in their own right, to many different cultures, so the implications of insularity hinted at in that report may not be entirely true for Calgary either (though the population there is a little less diverse than it is here). Unfortunately, the attraction of many people to these places hasn’t always been because of legal goods offered therein, and some of Toronto’s previously popular Chinatowns have been known to fall into disrepair/disrepute fairly quickly once the Chinese community moves on (and north, usually) to greener pastures and even larger malls, leaving their previous digs to smaller ethnic “enclaves” (Filipinos/Malaysians/Assorted Southeast Asians) who haven’t got the population size to achieve the same level of success with it.

    Comment by Brian T — March 9, 2009 @ 11:02 am

  2. Thanks for the linky (beyondasiaphilia.wordpress.com)! And thanks for the pic of Patrick Tse in front of a bunch of raw meat–gotta love it. Is he waving a knife? Do those shades ever come off? Is he still dating the woman in her 20s?

    Comment by valeriesoe — March 10, 2009 @ 11:48 am

  3. You’re welcome!
    I haven’t seen anything lately about his girlfriend (Coco?). But I’m betting being a grandpappy won’t slow him down any. And those shades add to his ‘cool’ factor, for sure. :)

    Comment by dleedlee — March 10, 2009 @ 11:57 am

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