Star Gazing at the Golden Horse

I am still pinching myself, ALL my favorite stars are there, almost.  My favs, in their most glamorous, through my childhood to a teen to a grown fangirl to now a Dama in one room.  Well, even if Zhou Xun is busy filming Red Sorghum, she should be here and now I winced not able to see what magic she can pull and dazzle in THIS company.

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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.

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Happy Moon Festival

One of the perks of growing old is….you keep adding things gone and yet it's not gone when you are holding it dear to your heart closer and tighter…and you know it'll stay there safe and sound and forever when u r not even aware of such a memory, a piece of pure love existed in your consciousness when u were younger, let alone it's sth this precious.

Moon festival for me is Grandma's house, a whole balcony of lanterns waiting for us to fight over. Star fruits that we'll only eat that night, tasted BLEH but totally cute, we'll poke the seeds out and do our moongazing thro the piece of star in our hand, sometimes poking out a smiley just for silly kid fun.  Mooncakes, the only kind with lotus paste and salted duck yolk inside all moonlike. Literally a hundred dishes of food.  Red candles and we spent the night lighting every one of them, in our little lanterns, on every surface.  When I watched Tangled, that's what its visual of that final scene reminded me of.

It's much older that my fond memories have faces of my family on them.   As a kid, all I care was the food and the toys and the sparkling candles, but it wouldn't be complete without my mom and my dear nanny lighting every candle for me, and putting them off when I'm tired of my rabbit lantern and I want the spaceship one, then the pagoda one….  I bet 99% of the time my eyes r fixed on the shiny pretty toy du moment, but I've secretly horded glimpses of their faces, unbeknowst to myself, lit by the candles, their eyes fixed lovingly on us kids every second.  And as the years grow, these glimpses are more and more vivid and glowing.

My nanny passes on yesterday after a long battle.  RIP my other Mommy. 🙂  I know you are in a much better, peaceful place and you will enjoy your new digs.  And no need to tell me that's you living with rabbit and a hot carpenter on Moon when I can't take my eyes off it tonight.

It's also Leslie's birthday.  Here he is serenading to 2 of his most beloved, his Mom and his OTP Mr Tong.  To the Teresa Teng's classic: The Moon Represents My Hearthttp://www.sinosplice.com/learn-chinese/the-moon-represents-my-heart

Full of warm cockles of tears?  How about a smile you can't wipe fr your face?

It's YangMi's bday!  Happy bday my fiesty girl! LSS wishes her gf a sweet happy birthday, with a note of 'Ganbette/Add Oil Us Both!!'  YM lovingly weibohugs back, 'TY my forever MeiMei/little sista, my darling! Cherish our best! LOVE<3 YOU!'  
And YH join the girlloveparty.

I do know it's shamefully greedy to wish for YangMi to be in the vicinity of WengDian for her bday.  But what I'll happily give up for a twitpic of my OT3?!!!!@!!#!5!@% *of coz greed knows no bound, that CAN be made better by a pic of my OT4 HG+YH+LSS+YM…and yes hugging and MLing in that order*

It's been 10 years and our world has been pre/post since.  RIP, In our memories, forever. Love and Peace.

RIP: Another passing of a Star….and ramblings on Days of Being Wild

Alan Tang, 鄧光榮 has died last night of a heart attack.  The real deal Godfather of HK cinema that’s not into Show like a  certain International Star.  He’s so well loved in his field…and my Mom’s first onscreen crush.

When I watched my share of school idol dramas, Hanadan and their likes, my mom always sneak in a reference to her Student Prince Gen N1 Alan Tang.

He’s good at his studies, he won the role of the student prince in the idol drama of  the Cantonese Wave in the 60s.  But after bursting into great stardom, he continued his schooling, earned his diploma, then became a bona fide teenage dreamboy.

A clip of his very first movie, Student Prince

It’s an eerie coincidence when I’m jumping up and down reading a Mingpaonews Weekly article on the 20th anni remastered Days of Being Wild and its precious, unseen before bts and its rumored part2. WKW, u slyslysly fox, u have enough footage shot of a part2 and u’ve kept it fr me for TWENTY YEARS!! u bastard!  The article also has the last tidbits of the last day in Leslie’s life.  April fools is coming up, but I can never have a good old laugh without remember him since 8 years ago.  I’m sure more than half of HK is with me, united we mourn, still.

The coincidence is Mr. Alan Tang, by the time WKW was starting his PD career late 80s early 90s, was very involved in funding films and working backstage in greenlighting HK movies, he financed As Tears Go By and make WKW a name and street cred to do what he did with Days of Being Wild and THAT collection of HK moviestars at their peak.  Mr Tang financed that as well, in the ballpark of 40 million HKD of his OWN $.  DoBW bombed at the box office, but I’m forever grateful, as it stands it’s on my all time best HK movie list, and it has my favorite Leslie character.

God Speed Mr Tang, RIP.  You will be fondly remembered.
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‘Lets Meet Here’: Asian Film Awards

Not a big awards follower, esp on the usu laughable Asian awards show.  I haven’t even heard of the Asian Film Awards, but it’s always nice to see Tony and Carina.  This year’s slogan is ‘Lets Meet Here’ and Wowsa is it showing decades of cinematic gems fr all over the world.

Then when I look more into the webby of the 35th HKIFF/5th AsianFilmsAwards.  GRABBY HANDS!!

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