Tony Leung at Miss You Much Leslie Concert 2013

繼續寵愛.十年 Still fanatically loving.  10 Years.   Is the name of the commemorative concert held last night, broadcasted live on TVB.  The painfully private Tony Leung made a rare public appearance and left my jaws dropped on top of my constantly streaming flow of tears,  These must be some of his own most sappy emotional words he’s ever uttered in public.

[The clock, that minute.  It is as if we just had him for a marvelous minute yet every click of the passage of time is felt, like the most exuberant fireworks.    An exotic bird, flying by that forest to its grander pasture, and we witnessed it passing by, a sparkle of color dulling the monotonous green.]

This is my translation of what is said.

Tony:

We will always remember things we want to.’ You said you loved this line in Days of Being Wild very much. In the 3000+ days since you have gone,  I have finally got this line.  Although we can’t hear your voice these days, we still remember you.  This whole life I’ve been striving ahead… *first line of Leslie’s song Chasing* makes us think of  This minute (whom am I missing) *second line of the song*. Even though we can’t see him again, we have never forgotten our…one minute friend.  Sometimes, I would look up in the sky, trying to find the bird…without legs.  Tonight, it seems like we’ve reminisced in full everything we can recall yet it feels empty without the star of the show on this stage.  Ten years no see, I think, tonight, everyone would, like me, want to know…

‘ Do you still remember us?’

*cut in a clip of Leslie at concert :~~~~*

Leslie: I have not forgotten you all.  You are what I missed most.  I treasure every moment of this night, every dear friend sitting at your seat tonight, giving me all your love…Thank you.  Thank you.

Tony:  We treasure every moment of this night, because you make us think back on all the memories with you.   There is something I want to tell you.  Shortly after you were gone, my cell phone still had your number.  I pressed your number by mistake once, and I heard a very familiar voice.

‘Please leave a message.  請留言.’

I left a message on the phone at the time, I said, ‘ How about we start anew?’ * a quote from Happy Together T___T*

If we could start anew, I know I would not be alone on the stage tonight.  And you?  If you could leave a message, what would you want to say to us?

Leslie:  Without you, tonight, I would not be standing on the stage for so long.  But, it’s very hard to say in Chinese ‘Ngor Oi Nei’  It feels a bit *shivers*.  Therefore, I’ll say ‘I love you!’  I love you.  All.

Tonight, the Wind Continues to Blow  *a Leslie hit song* We still can’t bear to stay apart. *line from the song*  Because we still have not get used to your leaving.  We still can’t let go…to forget you.  Miss you much, Leslie.  Knowing you have a wish to be a director.  Tonight, all of us present here, are your actors.  Your singing will direct.  We will use the candlelight at our hands, and express how much we are missing you in front of your camera.  Your call, Director Cheung.

*Leslie singing Star at his farewell concert 1997*

明星 Bright Star *song and lyric from the late great Jim Wong RIP*

當你見天上星星  When you glaze at the stars upon the sky…
可有想…起我?  have you ever thought… of me?

可有記得當年我的臉 Do you remember my face then,
曾為你更比星星笑得多?  brimming with smiles more twinkling than the stars for you?

當你記起當年往事  When you remember the past…
你又會…如何 how would you….be?

可會輕輕淒然歎喟  Would you let out a soft, light sigh,
懷念我在你心中 照耀過 reminiscing fondly I’ve once shone in your heart.

我像那銀河星星 為你默默愛過 I was like a star in the milky way, loved you silently without an utter.

更讓那柔柔光輝 為你解痛楚 Letting a soft glow which eased your pain.

當你見到光明星星 請你想起我 When you see that bright star, please think…think of me.

當你見到星河燦爛  When you see a whole galaxy of dazzling stars,
求你在心中  記住我  I beg you to hold me tight in your heart.

當你記起當年往事  When you remember the past…
你又會…如何 How would you….be?

可會輕輕淒然歎喟  Would you let out a soft, light sigh,
懷念我在你心中 照耀過 reminiscing fondly I’ve once shone in your heart.

我像那銀河星星 為你默默愛過 I was like a star in the milky way, loved you silently without an utter.

更讓那柔柔光輝 為你解痛楚 Letting a soft glow which eased your pain.

當你見到光明星星 請你想起我 When you see that bright star, please think…think of me.

當你見到星河燦爛  When you see a whole galaxy of dazzling stars,
求你在心中  記住我  I beg you to…hold me tight…in your heart.

While everyone is singing to the tune of ‘Moon is My Heart’, the message of Mr. Tong (Leslie’s significant other) appears on the screen, starting with quoting the first line of a famous poem from Song poet Su Shi.

十年生死兩茫茫,不思量,自難忘。逝水如斯,而不捨晝夜。人生無常,唯獨愛永恆。請繼續寵愛張國榮。

十年生死兩茫茫,不思量,自難忘。Ten years of living and dead have drawn us apart. I need to do nothing to remember, I cannot forget. 逝水如斯,而不捨晝夜。*a quote from Analects of Confucius on the past* The past is like the flowing river, it rushes by without care for day or night. 人生無常,唯獨愛永恆。Life is unforeseeable, only love is forever constant. 請繼續寵愛張國榮。Please continue to unrequitedly love Leslie Cheung.

4 thoughts on “Tony Leung at Miss You Much Leslie Concert 2013

    1. I can’t bring myself to watch it in entirety… T___T I don’t think I can.

      I think in a lot of our minds we miss him so much and love him so. This 10 yr commemoration should mark a closure for us all. It is esp heartbreaking seeing the toll on Mr Tong.

  1. You should watch the whole concert. Some parts are not that sad. It feels like Leslie is still with us. Don’t miss my Chilam’s bits, haha….

    Hui3r just finished listening to Let Me Look at You & she is suffering like what happened to us:( I found some fanfics & epilogue in baidu to try to heal her:P On top of that she watched this concert last night, so even more depressed:(

  2. Awww, combi of one of your 2 best loves mookie. It certainly wasn’t easy for all his good friends (I didn’t know he had so many, all of them who had/still have no other than goods words to say about him), let alone those who were so close to him i.e. Tong Tong. Even I feel sad thinking about how it could have been if he was still around T__T

    I only watched bits and pieces, Jackie’s performance wherein he clad himself in an unusual unique red (because Leslie loved it or something?), I thought that was sweet. And of course Tony’s speech, how shockingly perfect (but sad in a way) that words that he’d said in Days of Being Wild correlate with what we all are feeling right now.

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