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Chris Wong talks about Vivian Chow on "Wah! Wah! Wah! It's Here!" radio program...
|partial clip of Chris Wong's interview on CR903
program w/ DJ Sandra Ng and DJ To Man Jak (in Cantonese) - 9/19/02
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Asking if Vivian Chow will appear w/ Hacken Lee and Chris Wong at Hacken's concert
video clip of Chris Wong and Hacken Lee
on Jade Starbiz TVB program (in Cantonese) - 8/30/02.
Chris Wong talks about Vivian Chow on "Happy Daily " radio program...
|partial clip of Chris Wong's interview on RTHK1
program w/ DJ Che Suk Mui and DJ Choi Ho Leung (in Cantonese) - 9/10/02
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Suk Mui: Chris, could you please tell us what you wrote in your will?
Ho Leung: haha.. it says, "Please give all my songs to Ken Chan Kai Tai"
Suk Mui & Chris: hahaha..
Ho Leung: "..and let Vivian Chow listen to the songs first"
Suk Mui: hahaha... and then put all those songs onto CD.
Chris: wow, this guy is really something..it's really Happy Daily.
Ho Leung: I'm just being curious... but, what did you really write in your will?
Chris: nothing much.. just to divide up all my money and assets to my family.
Suk Mui: Is Vivian included?
Chris: No, no that's not possible. What does it have to do with her?
Suk Mui: What about Chan Hoi Kei.
Chris: No, that's not possible
Suk Mui: Chris, actually Vivian knows how to draw/paint really well.
Chris: I'm very good at painting, too.
Suk Mui: Really?
Chris: oh, you've never seen me draw before? I had drawings in the books I wrote back then.
Suk Mui: oh yeah..that's right.
Chris: I've done some drawings before, but I didn't practice as much as they did.
Suk Mui: Did you influence Vivian to learn drawing/painting?
Chris: oh no, she's liked painting ever since she was little. Her mom said that she was very easy to take care of...you just give her a piece of paper and a pen and she can draw all day long.
Suk Mui & Ho Leung: ooooh..
Suk Mui: so that's why.
Chris: She's that type of child...she drew cartoon characters.
Suk Mui: yes...
After '911', Chris Wong wrote his will
Being away from the music industry for a long time, Chris Wong went to sing karaoke w/ Vivian Chow when he returned to HK.
Being away from the music industry for 7 years, Chris Wong returned to Hong Kong a few months ago to be the special guest at Vivian Lai's concert. Chris's appearance at the concert attracted several production companies to invite him to have his own concert.
Chris will be holding his concert early next month. Yesterday, he was interviewed on the radio and has invited Alan Tam Wing Lun and Hacken Lee to be the special guest at his concert. Earlier there was news that Vivian Chow would also be the special guest at his concert, but Chris said, "This is everyone's beautiful dream. Vivian has already retired from the entertainment circle, so I don't want to force her to do something she doesn't want to do. You guys can try to find her offstage in the audience!"
After Chris returned to HK, Chris and Vivian both seemed to have disappeared. Chris said, "After I returned, I went to sing karaoke w/ her two times. I think her singing has improved. She told me I should listen to more of the new songs nowadays."
Also, today is the first year anniversary of the '911' event. Chris said that after the event happened, he wrote his will before he had to fly to the USA for business. When asked whether or not he included Vivian and Chan Hoi Kei's names in his will, Chris said, "This has nothing to do w/ them!"
Chris Wong wrote his will after '911'
(abridged version of actual article)
Looking back at the '911' event, last year Chris Wong was in Toronto and at the time when New York was hit, Chris was brushing his teeth and then suddenly saw the news live on TV. This gave him quite a scare. Two weeks after the event, Chris had to fly to the USA, but Chris was psychologically intimidated by the event and had to write his will before he took the trip. In his will, he divided his money and assets among his family. When asked if he gave any part of his savings to Vivian Chow or Cha Hoi Kei, both of whom Chris was rumored with before, Chris had quite a big reaction and said, "That's not possible. What does it have to do with them? I've always kept in contact w/ Vivian. However, it's very difficult to find Chan Hoi Kei because she can only dial out w/ her phone and outside people can't call her."
From the beginning, it's been said that Vivian would be the special guest at Chris's concert, but Chris laughed and said, "Everyone is dreaming a beautiful dream. Vivian won't be seen on stage, but will she be seen in the audience watching the show? Well, let's see if everyone is lucky enough to spot her, because she has already retired from the entertainment circle and wants to be low key." So this is why he doesn't want to force her to do something she doesn't want to do. Chris was hoping to invite past "PolyGram" singers to be the special guests at his concert, but the singers back in those days have already either gotten married, or have retired from showbiz, and a few have changed record companies, which might make it difficult for them to go on stage w/ Chris because of contract issues.
Chris Wong's will is kept under his pillow
Chris Wong Hoi Kan's concert is coming up soon. Yesterday he went to the radio station for an interview to promote his concert. Chris revealed that after he returned to HK, Vivian Chow went two times w/ him to karaoke so he could practice singing and also to help him choose his songs (for his upcoming concert). Chris highly praised Vivian, saying her singing has advanced greatly.
Today is the first anniversary of America's '911' event. Last year when the event took place, Chris was in Toronto. Later on, when Chris needed to fly to the USA, he wrote his will, dividing his assets among his family. He laughed and said he didn't want his family to fight over the HK$10 (US $1.28) royalty for his written songs and lyrics. Chris's past female friend Chan Hoi Kei and Vivian Chow were not part of his will. Chris's will is currently kept under his pillow.
Vivian Chow denies having a painting exhibition;
fans shouldn't take the bait;
Photocopying from a book of paintings, still being a 'thrifty girl'
Even though Vivian has retired from the entertainment business, she still looks beautiful.
Vivian Chow has the nickname of being a "Thrifty Girl." Even though she has already earned enough money to retire and live a peaceful lifestyle, her thrifty virtues have not changed. Vivian was trying to do more research on painting, so yesterday, she was carrying a thick book of paintings to make color photocopies of some of them. Even though holding the book made her hands hurt, she was still happy. She even clarified that she has no plans of holding a painting exhibition, and told her fans not to take the bait.
For the past few years, Vivian has started to fall in love with painting/drawing, painting with water colors, and also has an interest in painting Chinese paintings. Earlier, one of her paintings appeared at a painting exhibition. Her teacher praised her for having a lot of talent. Recently, there were rumors that she would hold a painting exhibition in Canada, making fans very happy, but actually, there's no such thing. Yesterday, Vivian appeared at a photocopying shop in the North Point area. She was by herself and was holding a big bag which seemed quite heavy that she could barely handle it. Vivian was doing some research and needed to find a few 1940s, 1950s generations of pictures of Hong Kong. But because that book of paintings was very rare, it's not easy to buy it, so she borrowed 4-5 books of paintings and then made a special trip to North Point to make color photocopies. She flipped and turned the pages of the books and finally photocopied 13 pictures, which each had a very distinguishing quality. Since the lady owner of the store recognized Vivian as a frequent customer, she gave Vivian 25% off the original price. The total cost was only HK$39 (US$5), a very low price.
Vivian has no interest in the entertainment circle
Also, regarding Chris Wong having a concert in October and Chris wanting to invite her to be the special guest, Vivian said she has no interest in the entertainment circle, so she didn't accept Chris's invitation. When talking about how Vivian's been doing lately, she said she spends most of her time outside of HK and doesn't spend that much time in HK. She's really enjoying her lifestyle right now.
Vivian clarifies she's not secretly married
Vivian and Joe's relationship is steady; it shouldn't be long before they get married. (picture taken Feb. 2002)
Vivian Chow and Joe Ngai have been dating for many years and their relationship is steady. Earlier, there were rumors that they had gotten secretly married. Yesterday, the reporter asked Vivian if this news was true. Vivian smiled very sweetly and said, "Not yet. There's always someone spreading these rumors, but I really haven't gotten married yet. When we do get married, we'll definitely tell you guys!"
Boyfriend teaches her to play pool
- Vivian Chow denies having a painting exhibition; fans shouldn't take the bait
Hacken Lee meets Chris Wong again
Hacken Lee (left) and Chris Wong (right) were rehearsing for the concert.
Yesterday, Hacken Lee and Chris Wong Hoi Kan were rehearsing for Metro Radio's "Hacken Sing Your Best Big Music Party." At the concert, Chris will be one of Hacken's guest performers, as well as two female guest performers. One of them will be Cecilia Cheung Pak Chi, but Hacken wants to keep the other female guest's identity a secret until the concert. Hacken said, "I found this guest by myself. I've never worked with this person before. I don't want to say who she is yet because I want to give everyone a big surprise. Cecilia is the 'little sister' (in the same record company, Universal Music) that I care about the most, and Chris is my good friend that I've lost contact w/ for many years. Earlier it was rumored that Chris and I were not on good terms. With two men, the rumors would always either be that they were on bad terms and not friends, or they were gay. If we were really on bad terms with each other, then there wouldn't be today (rehearsing together for the concert)!"
Chris Wong's concert is currently scheduled for sometime in October. Chris said, "Just opening one show is already a dream come true. Regarding the guest performers at my concert, I've contacted Vivian Chow, but she already declined to be the guest, and I don't want to force her to do something she doesn't want to do."
Hacken Lee and Chris Wong
(abridged version of actual article)
Tomorrow night, Hacken Lee will be having his concert "Hacken Sing Your Best Music Party" for Metro Radio at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center in Wanchai. Chris Wong will be the special guest at Hacken's concert. Many years ago, there were rumors that Chris and Hacken were on bad terms and were not friends. Hacken said, "Chris and I aren't on bad terms. Back then, PolyGram Record company was just like a family and our relationships were very good."
Around October 10th or so, Chris Wong will be having his own concert. Chris said he had originally invited Vivian Chow to be his special guest at the concert, but Vivian has officially declined to be the guest.
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