Vivian's Gossip Corner
Vivian secretly getting married in June?
Joe declares this to be untrue: currently no plans on getting married
Vivian Chow and Joe Ngai Jan have dated each other for 15 years, and there have been rumors many times about them getting married, but they have both declared this to be untrue. The other day, there was news again that their wedding date would be in June of this year, and they would be going to Canada to get married.
Rumors were that some of Vivian's good friends in Taiwan had received this good news, and that Vivian chose to get married at the municipal hall in Vancouver, Canada. She wanted to keep the wedding low-key, so she would only be inviting immediate family members from both families. Vivian and Joe's cats would act as the best man and bridesmaid at the wedding.
Won't be sneaky about happy events
Reporters tried to seek confirmation from Joe regarding the rumors about them getting married. Joe said that everyone knows he and Vivian are a couple, and if they really got married, it's a happy event, so they wouldn't be sneaky about it. However, their current way of life of getting along with each other is very good, so they'll continue to keep things the same, and they don't have any plans of getting married at this moment. He feels that in regards to a major event in life, being able to find a companion who has a spiritual connection with yourself isn't easy, so he and Vivian really cherish their relationship.
Joe's life isn't decided by his father
Vivian going back on stage again and will be donating her HK$1,000,000
concert earnings to the Non-Profit making Veterinary Clinic
Ever since "Jade Girl Master" Vivian Chow came back to showbiz, there have been rumors that she would be having a concert. Yesterday, she confirmed that she will be having a concert at the HK Coliseum on May 25th and 26th in order to raise money for the Non-Profit making Veterinary Clinic. This time she'll be going on stage for the animals and is generously donating all of her concert earnings of more than HK$1,000,000 (US$128,370) from the 2 shows.
It's been 12 years since Vivian last stepped on the stage of the HK Coliseum to have a concert. She admitted that she thought about this for quite some time. Before this, she had looked at an initial draft of the plan which was created by someone who loves animals, and hoped to set up a non-profit making veterinary clinic. Since there wasn't enough money to set up the clinic, she agreed to help out, hoping to take the lead in this action. She said, "If I'm able to help, then I'll help. There were many problems when they were preparing this process. It was essential to overcome obstacles and to remain committed to this in order to succeed."
Yesterday, she accepted a phone interview by Commercial Radio. She revealed that she hasn't thought about adding additional concert shows. She said that if she wasn't trying to help out the animals, then she might not be motivated to have a concert, since having a concert requires a lot of work, both physically and mentally. Plus, she stresses out a lot. She said, "Having a concert has messed up my usual working and resting time schedule. My family and pets have to try their best to coordinate with my schedule."
Pal hates hearing someone sing
Vivian has a great body shape and made a great impression on a person's mind when she wore the palace dress years ago. The concert this time will have an elegant theme. The costumes will be designed by Bruce Yu Ka On. She might not wear the palace dress this time. She laughed saying her boyfriend Joe won't have any suggestions about her costumes and won't be participating in her concert. He's currently focused on his pool hall business. Vivian also said that the concert this time will be like having a gathering with her good friends, and reviewing her hit songs from the past. Therefore, she might not dance at the concert. She's thinking about releasing a song to coordinate with the theme this time. Also, since she has to prepare for her concert, she'll have to temporarily give up playing in the pool league.
Vivian will have a concert at the HK Coliseum; going on stage again for
charity and donating more than HK$1,000,000 of her concert earnings
Vivian Chow has stepped away from showbiz for 12 years already. This time she's coming back to help set up the Non-Profit making Veterinary Clinic and to raise money for the clinic. She's decided to step back on stage again, and will have concerts at the HK Coliseum on May 25th and 26th.
On March 2, Vivian accepted a phone interview by Commercial Radio. Vivian said she had to withdraw from the pool league, because she needed to prepare for her concert. She said, "Recently I've been feeling uneasy, because the pool league doesn't end until June, but if I don't practice and just go and play the matches, then I would feel guilty. Yesterday (3/1), I talked it over with my boyfriend (Joe), and he told me it's best if I quit and to concentrate on my concert, and then join the pool league again afterwards. The concert this time is very meaningful. I'm not having this concert for fun just to satisfy my own craving. I will be donating all of my concert earnings, which is more than HK$1,000,000 (US$128,370)." Vivian said her boyfriend won't be going on stage to sing. She was asked if she would bring her beloved cat Pal on stage. She laughed saying her cat son doesn't love to hear her sing. When her cat hears her sing, he would leave, and would also use his paw to swat her mouth.
Vivian won't show off her body shape but will be wearing beautiful clothes
Jade Girl Master Vivian Chow hasn't performed at the Hong Kong Coliseum for 12 years. She will be coming out to sing again and will be having concerts at the HK Coliseum on May 25th and 26th. The main reason which moved her to going back on stage was her great love for pets. She hopes to raise money for the Non-Profit making Veterinary clinic and has generously promised to donate all her concert earnings of more than HK$1,000,000 (US$128,370) from the 2 shows.
Many people like Vivian's singing, however, one of her family members doesn't seem to enjoy her singing. It's not her boyfriend Joe Ngai Jan, but her beloved cat Pal. Every time Pal hears his master sing, he would try to escape. It's so funny.
Returning to have a show, but not because she wants to satisfy her
craving to sing
When talking about having additional concert shows, Vivian said, "I don't know. This time I'm having the concerts not because I want to satisfy my cravings to sing and to have fun; these reasons would not have been a big enough driving force to make me want to come back to sing. Having a concert requires a lot of hard work. Plus, I'm a person who stresses out a lot. I would also have to consider my work and rest schedule being different than before, and my family and my cats and dog would need to coordinate with my schedule. My house cat Pal especially doesn't like it when I sing. He can differentiate between the sounds of when a person talks and when a person sings. If I practice singing, he would become very agitated, and would jump over to me and climb on me, and then use his paw to swat my mouth. He doesn't like it when I play the piano or sing. If I don't pay attention to him, he would scratch the door wanting to leave. Maybe he can't accept the singing sound frequency and has such a big reaction because he can't stand the noise."
Gathering of friends and reviewing her songs
Vivian sings, and Pal gets mad
Vivian Chow is stepping back onto the stage of the HK Coliseum after 12 years. She will be having a concert on May 25th and 26th. Although Vivian's return is great news to her fans, her beloved cat Pal hates it when his pet owner sings!
Vivian will be donating all of her concert earnings of more than HK$1,000,000 (US$128,370) in order to support the building of the "Non-Profit making Veterinary Clinic." Yesterday, Vivian accepted an interview on Cha Siu Yan's radio program and said, "This show is meaningful because it's helping the vet clinic. I'm not having this concert to satisfy my own cravings. Having a concert is very hard work, and I stress out a lot. For the concert this time, my working and resting time schedule is different, so I'll need my family and my cats and dog to coordinate with me."
Vivian also said Pal doesn't like hearing her sing. She said, "He really hates it when I sing. Every time I sing, he gets really agitated and would climb on me and use his paw to swat my mouth. He also doesn't like it when I play the piano. Maybe he can't accept my singing sound frequency, so that's why he has such a big reaction."
Might not wear palace dress during the show
Vivian won't be wearing the palace dress at her concert
Vivian Chow will be having 2 concert shows near the end of May at the HK Coliseum. She plans on donating all of her concert earnings of more than HK$1,000,000 (US$128,370) for charity purposes. Vivian is coming back to the music industry after 12 years, and has decided to give up playing in the pool league. Also, she'll need her family and her cats and dog to coordinate with her working and resting time schedule. However, her beloved cat Pal doesn't seem to enjoy her singing. Vivian said, "He really hates it when I sing! Every time I sing, he gets really agitated and would use his paw to swat my mouth, and would climb on me!"
Vivian also revealed that she found Bruce Yu Ka On to design her dresses for her concert. However, she might not wear her classic palace dress. She was asked if she would dance at her concert. Vivian said, "I have to dance?... how scary. I'm not challenging myself to do this show. I hope it's more relaxed!"
Vivian having a concert; donating her HK$1,000,000 concert earnings to
After 12 years, Vivian Chow will be back on stage at the HK Coliseum to have a concert on May 25th and May 26th in order to raise money to build the 'Non-Profit making Veterinary Clinic.' Vivian will be donating her concert earnings of more than HK$1,000,000 (US$128,370) to show her support. For the concert this time, she had to give up participating in her favorite pool league. Vivian has a headache trying to find a place to practice her singing, because her beloved cat Pal hates it when she sings and plays the piano at home.
She said every time she sang at home, Pal would become very agitated and would climb on her body and also use his paw to swat her mouth to stop her from singing. He also doesn't like it when she plays the piano, and if Vivian doesn't pay attention to Pal, then he would get angry and scratch the door. Maybe he can't stand hearing the sound frequency of her singing.
Vivian said she would be assuming the responsibility of raising money this time by donating all of her concert earnings. The most important thing is for the audience to buy tickets for the concert to show their support.
Vivian singing and making her beloved cat angry
Earlier, Vivian Chow announced she would be having a concert at the Hong Kong Coliseum this May to raise money for the Non-Profit making Veterinary Clinic. Yesterday (3/2), Vivian accepted a phone interview by Commercial Radio and said she would be donating all of her concert earnings. She was asked if her concert earnings is more than HK$1,000,000 (US$128,370). Vivian said, "Of course!" A lot of people want to see her tight-fitting palace dress again, but Vivian said she won't be wearing it. She also joked about how her cat Pal doesn't want to hear her sing and said, "Maybe the sound frequency isn't the same, and when he hears this, he really hates it. He's so agitated that he would touch my lips and would keep on bothering me."
Returning to showbiz in May to have a concert; Vivian and Joe working hard
Last year in October, Ngai Hong (Joe's father) came back to Hong Kong for vacation from San Francisco. He publicly praised his future daughter-in-law several times, saying "It's difficult to find a girl like Vivian. She's smart and pretty. There's no comparison!"
Vivian Chow loves and respects Ngai Hong and his wife, and she loves Joe Ngai Jan even more, by providing money and giving support. This year in January, her boyfriend opened a pool hall at King's Hotel. Joe was an investor, and Vivian also provided money to invest in the pool hall. She even went to the pool hall everyday to be like a walking billboard. Both of them are working together to earn money.
Joe's girlfriend would help him with all kinds of things, even though she's not married to him, so of course Joe couldn't just sit there and not take notice of this. His girlfriend is making a comeback to showbiz on May 26th and is having 3 concert shows to raise money for the "Non-Profit making Veterinary Clinic," so he decided that he would be a guest at her concert and go up on stage, and would even sing a duet with Vivian. If he's not giving money, then he'll give his support!
Getting what she desired
Showing support for everything
The production costs for the concert increased greatly because everything is more expensive than usual. However, ever since Vivian announced her comeback, there have been many sponsors rushing to her side. Besides Vivian being the spokesperson for a skincare product and shampoo product, there's also bird's nest soup (saliva of the swallow) products, tonic products, and others fighting to be her sponsor.
In addition, Vivian has personally invited her good friends to be guests at her concert. Hacken Lee Hak Kan and Leo Ku Kui Kei have both agreed to perform at her concert. Vivian also has plans on inviting Sam Hui to come watch the show, and even might ask him on stage to sing. Vivian's boyfriend Joe has also decided to go on stage to show his support and sing a duet with her. Although the details are still being discussed, but with both of them showing their talent on stage together, this would make the concert more attractive. As for whether or not there would be concert shows added, it hasn't been decided yet.
Actually, ever since 2003 when Vivian and Joe returned from Canada to HK to develop their careers, they've both been inseparable. When Joe became the host of the Commercial Radio program "Cool Valley," Vivian attended the press conference and also went on the radio program as a guest host to show her support. This year in January, Joe opened a pool hall at the King's Hotel, and Vivian was a guest at the ribbon cutting ceremony, and has even become the walking billboard of the pool hall, playing pool everynight to increase business.
Last Friday (2/24) at 6:00 in the evening, Vivian was driving her BMW and giving a ride to Joe back to the pool hall. At around 7:00pm, Joe left the pool hall by himself to go to a food stall to buy a bowl of shark fin's soup, vegetables, and pig's blood, and then brought the food back to the pool hall to eat with Vivian. Their appetite is very much like an ordinary person.
Full of customers
During that night, a customer had lost a game to Vivian, and when he saw Joe pass by, he screamed, "No way, I want to play against her (Vivian) again!" Joe then playfully replied back, "We're not scared of you!"
With Jade Girl Vivian playing at the pool hall, it's no wonder that customers are coming to the pool hall. But on the other hand, Joe is very clever with his business. Every time he plays pool with the customers, he would make a bet with the customer, saying whoever loses has to buy beer. This can promote business and also allow him to have good relations with the customers, benefitting both ways.
Besides investing in the pool hall, Joe would also often talk to his close friends about his big future plans, saying "After the pool hall runs smoothly, I hope to invest in creating comic books again!" Joe is a risk taker, and besides, he has a smart girlfriend Vivian who knows how to find money.
Earning a lot of money after making comeback
2004 - Spokesperson for Shiseido Hong Kong: HK$3,000,000 (US $385,109)
Total: HK$12,600,000 (US $1,617,458)
Reason for singing again
(Note: not all information in this article is accurate!)
Created by Janice Lo (nickname Dawn)
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