Vivian's Gossip Corner
Vivian and Joe are selling the apartment and looking for a job
Joe and Vivian have dated for 13 years. At the end of last month, they both went to the "Dragon Loaded 2003" movie premiere together and let the reporters take lots of pictures. Later on, Joe announced he would be doing a radio show for Commercial Radio starting in early September and said he might invite Vivian onto the show, so as to increase the popularity of the show. At the same time, Joe was interviewed by his good friend Sandra Ng Kwun Yue on her cable TV show 'Truth About Entertainment.' In the interview, he talked about his rival suitor 'Cancer Ming' (Canti Lau Sek Ming) and how Canti was despicable. Joe also talked about his past love Michelle Lee Ka Yan and his present girlfriend Vivian.
Joe was rather openly revealing only because he wanted to increase his exposure so that he could make a comeback. According to rumors, a few years ago in Canada, Joe failed in his high technology investment. Vivian tried to sell one of her apartments in Happy Valley to help her boyfriend.
On Sandra Ng's interview, it's no wonder why Joe frankly said, "This time I came back to HK for 'long term building!' "
Joe's 'long term building' meant he would be staying in HK for a while to pursue a career. Joe first tried looking for a new job by asking Sandra Ng to ask Commercial Radio if anything was available, and Sandra told them that he could still attract audiences. Joe tried to flatter Commercial Radio by saying at a public event that RTHK "doesn't know how to respect radio hosts." But Joe opened his mouth like a lion, asking Commercial Radio to pay him a yearly salary of HK$1,500,000 (US$192,555). The radio talk show will be about "issues straight from the heart" and will be on Monday-Friday night. Joe's salary also needs to be higher than Sandra's. Joe noticed that Commercial Radio still did not respond to him, and he didn't hesitate to put Vivian on the table, hinting that he and Vivian could be DJs and host a radio show.
Going to Commercial Radio and cable TV
Commercial Radio 903's head producer Wong Jung Hoi replied back in a fax saying, "CR903 and Joe both believe sincerity comes first, and money comes second. Joe is receiving a sincere price!" It was obvious they were being vague about Joe's salary. The middle of next month would be the earliest time that Joe would be able to start his show. He's waiting for Commercial Radio to give their approval that his ideas aren't 'out' before starting his show.
Joe not only went to Commercial Radio to look for a job. He also tried to find a job at the HK cable TV station. He took the initiative to suggest working as a host for the entertainment channel, with the program being on three times a week at night, and the program would be like an 'entertainment judge' talking about the things happening in the entertainment circle. He wants to equally rise and fall with Sandra Ng. That's why Joe earlier became high-key and accepted an interview by Sandra on her show, 'Truth About Entertainment,' using something ordinary to get something better. But cable TV still didn't have any reaction. The chief editor Yue Wing San said, "It's just an interview! Will we ask Joe to be a TV host? We don't know yet, but we did ask Eric Tsang Chi Wai's daughter, Tsang Bo Yi, to be a host for a TV show. Cable TV really wants to ask Eric and his daughter to both be hosts, and then it would definitely be attractive!" It looks like it's not easy for Joe to get a job at Cable TV.
Vivian needs cash, selling apartment
Mr. Wong, a real estate agent for a real estate company in Happy Valley, said, "Yes, it's true there was an apartment owner from San Francisco Towers who was recently selling their apartment and then later took the apartment off the selling market. The owner said they want to take a closer look at how the market is doing first!"
Joe has a part in Vivian's real estate
In 1998, Joe's name was suddenly included in the list of board members for Deekai Ltd., and his reported home address is confirmed to be the #2 apartment. Since Joe is a board member of Deekai Ltd, he also becomes part owner of Vivian and her mother's 2 apartments.
As for Joe, there were very few people who knew what he was doing in Canada. Even his own father, Ngai Hong, didn't really know. One of Joe's friends revealed, "He (Joe) is a very mysterious person. Nobody knows what he's doing, unless he himself actually says what he's doing. Even his own father has to listen to what other people are saying in order to know what his son is doing!" Although Ngai Hong and Joe have a father/son relationship, both of them have always been clear about the separation of money and their relationship. Back then when Ngai Hong wrote articles for "Yes!" magazine, he had to ask Joe to pay him for publishing his articles. That's why Ngai Hong has never asked his son's money condition.
According to rumors, Joe has always wanted to be the president of a publicly traded company, and "Yes!" wasn't able to fulfill his desires. Joe claimed himself as being one of the smartest people in Canada. A few years ago, he saw the upsurge of I.T. and computer game software was profitable. Joe put in lots of money on this investment, but unfortunately there still has not been any profit made. For several years, he would continuously put more money into his investment, but it is still not enough to turn things around, plus the technology upsurge has lessened, and Joe's investment was unfavorable. Since Joe couldn't become the second Bill Gates, the CEO of Microsoft, and to prevent himself from losing more money, he would have to go back to HK to taste success again and first become the second 'Cheng Dai Ban.'
During the interview with Sandra Ng, Joe said, "I have a lot of things to do after returning to HK, and high technology is one of them. Right now, HK has a 'sickness,' and I can't help HK to return back to normal and didn't bring ginseng to visit him, but I still brought along a bottle of grape juice." (meaning he didn't bring back lots of money, just a little bit).
Siu Kwok Wa: he wouldn't contact Joe again
Vivian took her cat to see the doctor by herself
During this Tuesday on 9/16 at around noon, Vivian was alone leaving her Happy Valley house and went to a petshop called Miss Pet on Yik Yam Street. At that moment, Vivian looked worried and sad and would constantly be talking on her cell phone. After going to the pet store to buy a bag of cat medicine, Vivian walked quickly back home. At 6pm, Vivian came out of her house again, and her Filipino servant came out holding a pet cage. Inside the cage was a short-hair, brown color cat.
Soon after, Vivian drove her car to a pet clinic. It was obvious her pet cat was sick, and it's not surprising that Vivian couldn't concentrate on what she was doing that day. At night on Wednesday the 17th, Vivian went with her servant and her cat again to the pet clinic to do a follow-up examination. She looked even more worried compared to the day before. After she parked her car in front of the clinic, she said to the reporter, "Could I please trouble you to help me put in 45 minutes for the meter? My cat has a fever and I'm in a rush to go inside so he can see the doctor."
About half an hour later, Vivian looked happy as she came out of the clinic. It looks like her cat wasn't sick anymore. She was polite in accepting the reporter's interview and said, "I'm going to do a radio show and be a DJ? No, I won't be temporarily, as I'm very busy now writing a book about pets. The book should be released in December." The reporter asked, "Are the rumors true about Joe failing in his investment in Canada?" Vivian suddenly looked unhappy and was very surprised, saying, "No... we didn't make any investments." The reporter then asked, "Then were you selling one of your apartments?" Vivian replied, "No, I still have the 2 apartments." After saying this, Vivian quickly left. For the past few days, Vivian repeatedly had to rush to places for her beloved cat and was endlessly worried, while her boyfriend Joe didn't accompany her. Is getting more money more important than anything else?
The days Vivian is with Joe
Joe is using Vivian to promote his show
(abridged version of actual article)
Everyone knows that Joe Ngai will be helping Commercial Radio to do a radio show later. But these past few days, Commercial Radio has been airing an advertisement (audio clip) which says that Vivian Chow and Mark Lui Chung Tak will be hosting a new radio show. The reporter immediately called Commercial Radio to find out more information on whether or not Vivian will be a DJ again and work with Joe at Commercial Radio. It's been 12 years after her previous job as a DJ. But when the reporter called Commercial Radio, they were being very secretive and said there would be an announcement next week. While the reporter was looking for more information, the reporter found out that the news about Vivian doing a radio show was fake. This was just a promotional trick. The real people who are going to be having a radio show are Joe Ngai and Nicola Cheung San Yuet. Both of them will be helping Commercial Radio host a show that talks about issues straight from the heart. The show will be on Monday-Friday starting at 11:00pm and will be taking the time slot of Sandra Ng Kwun Yue's radio show 'Wah! Wah! Wah! It's Here!' The radio show will allow the audience to release all their stress, anger, frustration, etc.
Suddenly appearing on a date
Vivian has seldom appeared in public after she retired from showbiz. Vivian has done quite a bit for Joe's radio show; earlier she actually went with Joe as a couple to a movie premiere, and now she's using her name to help promote his radio show. As for the pair Nicola Cheung and Mark Lui Chung Dak, it's an open secret that they've been dating each other for many years. But Nicola didn't want to admit to their relationship because of her career as an actress. Now because of the new radio show, she's willing to use her boyfriend's name to promote the show. Nicola's mood seems to change continuously.
Created by Janice Lo (nickname Dawn)
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