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Vivian appearing at George Lam Chi Cheung's Guangzhou concert...
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George Lam Chi Cheung (Lam) has said before that he would never retire from singing. Last Saturday (January 26), he held a concert at the Tianhe Stadium in Guangzhou, China. During the show, it was drizzling rain and windy. The temperature was only 6 degrees Celcius (42.8F). It was a wet and cold night, and the audience even had to wear raincoats to watch the show. Vivian Chow was one of the guest performers at Lam's concert.
Gave her first time to Lam
Vivian appearing at George Lam Chi Cheung's Guangzhou concert...
(abridged version of actual articles)
On January 26th, the temperature at night in Guangzhou, China was only 7 degrees Celcius (44.6 F). There was cold wind and rain, but at the Tianhe Stadium, the people were very enthusiastic and high as 60-year-old George Lam Chi Cheung (Lam) was putting forth a lot of energy while singing on stage. Close to 10,000 audience members were watching Lam's concert while wearing raincoats and trying to withstand the bitter cold.
Vivian Chow and Lowell Lo Kung Ting were guest performers
Although it was the first time for Lowell Lo and Vivian Chow to perform at an outdoor concert venue in Guangzhou, Vivian was more well-known and more popular compared to Lowell. Lam's concert reached its climax when Vivian appeared on stage. When Lam introduced Vivian on stage at 9:50PM, the audience applauded loudly. Vivian yelled to the audience, "If everyone is a little more enthusiastic, then I would feel warmer!" Vivian already looked very beautiful just wearing a low cut dress and a black coat. Although she's 40 years old, she still looked as good as many years ago. Vivian said she was a faithful fan of Lam. When she was on stage, she joked about how she gave Lam a lot of her 'first time' experiences. She said, "This is the first time I've performed outside in such cold weather. The first time I bought a concert ticket, it was to see your (Lam) show. The first time I bought a male singer's album was your (Lam) album." Lam gave Vivian a hug, and Vivian jokingly said, "He just gave me another 'first time,' the first time my face was pricked by his moustache, which was quite painful." Lam and Vivian sang the duet song "Still In Love After Separating," and the fans screamed endlessly. It's been more than 10 years since Vivian has performed in Guangzhou. The concert reached its climax when she sang her songs "When the Red Leaf Falls" and "A Long and Lasting Love".
Finally coming back, Back for Love
Vivian will be performing at the HK Coliseum
When counting the big events in the entertainment circle within the past 2 years, there was the category of 'singers making a comeback and having a concert,' which included Chris Wong Hoi Kan, Sam Hui Koon Kit, Paula Tsui Siu Fung, Shirley Kwan Suk Yi, and Donald Cheung Wai Man. But in 2006, it's finally Vivian Chow's turn to be the lead.
It's said to be "finally," because after Jade Girl Master returned to HK, there were constant rumors about her having a concert again, but Vivian didn't take any action, up until the person responsible for the 'HK Non-Profit making Veterinary Service Society' found her. This was the first time after she left showbiz that her heart was moved to having a concert. She will be having three 'Vivian Chow Back for Love Concert' shows from May 25th through May 27th at the HK Coliseum.
'100 pound' shock
Vivian said, "My thoughts are to act first and then tell others afterwards. I would only dare to tell my boyfriend (Joe Ngai Jan) about it after I've discussed this over with other people. He most clearly knows my character. By having a concert again, he's afraid I'll be very stressed and that it would be very exhausting for me. He would definitely tell me to think clearly before deciding!"
Joe was right. Once the preparation work began, Vivian was busy everyday with meetings and having to think of ideas, practice singing, dance rehearsals, and doing exercises. Even when she's lying in bed, her brain still doesn't want to stop working, and everytime she thought of something good, she would get up out of bed and write down her thoughts. As a result of all this, she unknowingly lost 10 pounds of meat.
Vivian said, "I've always told everyone that I was 110 pounds. Actually, I don't have a habit of getting on the scale often; one day, I suddenly had the impulse to get on the scale and saw my weight and thought, 'hey, what happened?' I weighed 100 pounds! It's been more than 10 years since I was below 105 lbs. The last time was when I was in middle school, and that was when I had tuberculosis and weighed only 100 pounds!"
Vivian knows that having a concert requires a great amount of strength and energy. The '100 pound' shock made her immediately begin her plan of gaining weight. Besides eating lots of ice cream and having night snacks, there was also another way to gain weight. She said, "The thing I like to eat most is cake, especially coffee cake roll. I would eat one roll everyday(!), up until my weight reached 106 lbs. and then I would stop!" It's easy to gain weight and hard to lose weight. After 7 days, Vivian's weight increased to 106 lbs. and she was no longer a bony beautiful lady!
Doesn't want to force Joe
Wearing a palace dress isn't a problem, but instead, choosing the songs for her concert is a mental juncture for her. After Vivian stepped away from showbiz, she still loved to sing karaoke, but she would never choose her own classic songs. In order to avoid getting herself into a difficult situation, she would only sing her songs to her good friends. Now that she's having a concert again, there's no reason she should be singing only other people's songs, right?
She said, "The rundown has already been decided. I would be singing about 40 songs, but the time is still too long, so I have to cut a few of the songs. Actually, there's a few classic songs that I've sung so much that I'm afraid to sing them and secretly decided not to sing them again, but now I've given in to the crowd's request and have passed my mental juncture. One of those songs will be the opening song for my concert!"
In order to keep a mysterious feel, she was determined not to leak out any information. Is her opening song going to be "One-sided Love," or "If You Knew My Motive?" That all depends on you finding out the answer.
Guest performers at her concert include her good friends Leo Ku Kui Kei, Chris Wong Hoi Kan, Hacken Lee Hak Kan, Samuel Toi Jing Siu, and Kevin Lam Lung Suen. Of course, everyone is wondering whether her boyfriend Joe would make an exception and go on stage to give his first performance at the HK Coliseum. She said, "Joe going on stage? What are you talking about? He doesn't sing!" The reporter said, "He can do stand-up comedy!" She said, "Actually, he's not an extroverted person. He doesn't feel comfortable on stage, and I don't want to force him on stage. I'd rather he silently support me by sitting in the audience!"
Definitely won't make a complete comeback
Vivian and Joe sincerely look upon Pal as if he's their son, so they both already have a consensus on not having children and hope to wholeheartedly take care of all their pets. She said, "A pet's life is limited. We already forsee having to face the separation of us and our beloved pets after their death, but it's no reason to give up taking care of them just to avoid feeling some sadness, right? I want to ensure that they have a healthy and happy life!"
How about marriage? It's not contradicting to be taking care of Pal, right? Maybe Pal also wishes to be the 'flower boy!' Vivian said, "I highly respect marriage, and I'm not really against it. But we currently have a good relationship and also firmly believe the important position we have in each other's heart. It's not necessary to use a marriage certificate to prove anything. Maybe one day we'll suddenly have an impulse to get married!"
Right now, Vivian only has one thing in mind, and that is to have a good concert, because she won't rule out the possibility of this concert being the last time she performs on stage. She said, "After my concert, I would first rest for a while, and then decide what to do. But I definitely won't be making a complete comeback to be a full-time entertainer!"
She's back because of love; Vivian, we're looking forward to "Beloved."
Vivian is back on stage again; her body shape has shrunk
Vivian Chow's 2006 "Back for Love" concert will take place at the Hong Kong Coliseum on May 25th through May 27th for 3 shows. This time Vivian is coming back on stage not only to see her fans that she hasn't seen for a long time, but also for charity, and she will be donating all of her 7-figure concert earnings for the 3 concerts to the HK Non-Profit making Veterinary Service Society to raise money for establishing a veterinary clinic. Vivian indicated that she wouldn't use her own name as the name of the clinic, because the clinic isn't a registered charity, so if the Inland Revenue Department were to pursue her to pay taxes on her concert earnings, then it would be tragic if she had to give money and hard work for charity but still have to take out money from her own pocket to cover the taxes.
Yesterday (4/24) at Vivian's concert press conference, she wore a Girgio Armani evening gown which was shipped from Milan and worth HK$89,000 (US$11,425). She also wore Armani earrings, necklace, shoes, ring, and head piece. The total cost of everything was close to HK$220,000 (US$28,241). Vivian has lost a lot of weight recently because she was very stressed out about her concert performance this time. Her weight dropped as low as 98 lbs. at one point.
Lowest weight at 98 pounds
Doesn't dare to ask Sam Hui
Personal wish to donate her concert earnings
Donating HK$1,000,000 concert earnings to help the animals;
Vivian's cup size decreased because of the concert
After Vivian Chow's 1994 concert, Vivian slowly started to step away from the music industry. She has always shown lots of love towards others. In order to help raise money for the Non-Profit making Veterinary Service Society to establish a veterinary clinic, Vivian decided she would step on stage again at the HK Coliseum. Vivian is feeling very stressed about this concert and started losing a lot of weight. Unfortunately, even her chest size was affected.
Vivian will be having concert shows next month (May) from the 25th-27th at the HK Coliseum. She's making a comeback because she wants to help the HK Non-Profit making Veterinary Service Society (NPV) to establish a veterinary clinic, and will be donating all of her concert earnings from the 3 shows to the HK NPV. Her total earnings is more than HK$1,000,000 (US$128,370). This amount of money is enough to start up the veterinary clinic and to pay for the expenses for one year.
Can't sleep well
Since Vivian's dress weighed 10 pounds and her body shape was very skinny, it's believed she put on some double-sided tape at the top of her dress in order to avoid the danger of having her dress slip down. She didn't dare to sit down during the press conference in order to avoid being exposed. Vivian looked so skinny that her bones were showing. Vivian revealed that her weight had dropped to 98 lbs. at one point, and then she continuously ate for 6 days and successfully gained back 7 lbs, but she still wants to gain 2 more pounds. She said, "I've always maintained a weight of 108 lbs., but I'm known for being the master of feeling stressed. I've been very stressed lately because of the concert. The last time I was 100 lbs. was during my A Level, but at that time I had tuberculosis!" She also said, "Sometimes when I'm sleeping, my brain is still constantly thinking about my concert, and when an idea comes, I would immediately wake up and write it down."
One reporter asked Vivian if her chest size shrunk from a C cup to a B cup. She said she didn't know the measurements of her chest and said, "I don't know what cup I am now. I just know my entire body is thin. Luckily my face didn't become especially thin. My clothes are constantly being altered."
Many years ago, Vivian wore a sexy palace dress. Today, there are still many people who hope that she would wear the same palace dress at her concert. But Vivian said she wouldn't purposely wear sexy clothes for her concert. She laughed saying, "A lot of people are wondering whether I would be wearing the palace dress again. This time I will be wearing very gorgeous costumes. I would say the costumes look like something a queen would wear, and it's a healthy type of sexy look, not a low cut queen dress." A reporter asked if she would be dancing during her concert. She was modest when saying her dancing skills were not as good as Aaron Kwok and said, "My dance moves won't be very difficult. I'm not Aaron Kwok. I wish I could become Aaron and be able to dance like him, but it's too bad I can't!"
Not daring to invite Sam
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