Posts Tagged ‘entertainment’

From Sweetheart to Survivor

From Sweetheart to Survivor

She had a dazzling career spanning Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Korea as a teenage sweetheart. She gave it up to become a wife and mother. She survived divorce to bring up two children and embark on a new career as a clay artist. Varsity meets Gloria Yip Wan-yee.

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Dancing on a Tightrope

Dancing on a Tightrope

Lyricist Chan Wing-him broke Lin Xi and Wyman Wong Wai-man’s dominance of the local music industry by bagging the prize for Best Lyricist at the Ultimate Song Chart Awards this year. Here he tells Varsity about his journey from boy rebel to chart-topper.

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Why So Serious?

Why So Serious?

Patrick Dunn has been an accountant, a disc jockey, a TV presenter and a part-time soldier. He’s also a qualified pilot and certified diver. It sounds like a classic profile for a striver. But here, the Buzz Lightyear lookalike explains his laid-back attitude to life makes him the opposite of a determined over-achiever.

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The Behind-the-scenes Heroes of Hong Kong TV and Movies

The Behind-the-scenes Heroes of Hong Kong TV and Movies

The lives of stuntmen are a mystery to people outside the film production industry. The daredevil moves and seemingly impossible stunts performed by your favourite actors are often the efforts of the stuntmen and stuntwomen who put their lives on the line day in, day out. Varsity looks into this behind-the-scenes industry and the joys and pains of being a stuntman.

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PHOCUS!

PHOCUS!

Experience Phocus! It’s the self-service studio for photo-enthusiasts from the selfies generation.

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Santa Mario’s Magic Kingdom

Santa Mario’s Magic Kingdom

As Marco Ko, he is a keeper of the Magical Kingdom – a social enterprise that brings magic to school-children and the elderly. As Santa Mario, he won third place for Hong Kong at an annual Santa Claus competition in Sweden last year. This holiday season, the unlikely Santa tells us we could all do with believing a bit in magic.

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Being Stephen Au

Being Stephen Au

Stephen Au Kam-tong is best known as a local TV actor and presenter but he’s also an outspoken advocate on causes such as the recent campaign against national education, a Bruce Lee devotee, filmmaker, stage actor and director. He has fought depression, the breakdown of his marriage and come back fighting. Varsity asks what drives him.

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Listen! Don’t look

Listen! Don’t look

She’s a former school teacher who goes by the name of Lung Siu-kwan, which means “little fungus”. She says she’s just as hardy as a fungus that can survive against all odds with the scantest of resources. She also sings from behind a costume that covers every inch of flesh, including her face. Varsity finds out why.

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Voiceover Maestro

Voiceover Maestro

You have heard his voice hundreds, perhaps thousands of times but you might not recognise him in the street. Lam Pou Chuen is the voice behind Doraemon, the lovable cat with the magic gadgets formerly known as Ding Dong on Hong Kong’s TV screens. Here he talks about his love for his favourite character and also being the voice of Sammo Hung Kam-po and other stars of the silver screen.

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The Show Carries On

The Show Carries On

As a boy, Sam Wu dreamed of being a DJ, a singer, maybe a journalist. He wanted a stage, he wanted to perform but he became a teacher instead. Three years ago Wu was briefly famous after winning the Amazing Race Asia. Out of the limelight, Wu continues to teach and, as he tells Varsity, he realises he has found his stage after all.

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