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Vivian having an affair with her cat; Joe isn't a part of it
Vivian Chow was appointed as the 'Computer Recycling Program Environmental Protection Ambassador' and attended an event yesterday (1/12) to publicize environmental protection. She said she would give every effort to support protecting the environment. At home, she would save water and electricity, and would try to use the air conditioner as little as possible. On an ordinary day when she's at home, she would open the windows, but to protect her privacy, she would pull the window curtains, which is too bad for her cat Pal who loves to bask in the sun. Vivian said, "Nowadays, I seldom drive my car. I've tried riding the MTR subway with Leo Ku. When we took a picture of us in the subway carriage, the passengers were looking at us." Vivian said Leo wouldn't feel unhappy for not winning certain music awards.
Vivian and her boyfriend Joe Ngai Jan have been together for more than 10 years. Recently, they accepted an interview on the I-cable channel for Vincent Kuk Tak Chiu's program "Tasty Vincent's Show." Vivian said she fell in love with American pool because of Joe's influence and said, "One time when were in Canada, Joe suddenly called me and asked if I had any interest in playing a pool match. His team had a female player who didn't show up that day, and he needed to find someone to take her place. I asked him how well the other team played and agreed to play after he told me the other team wasn't good. After that match, I fell in love with playing pool." Joe indicated that Vivian won 6 matches in a row that time and seized total victory.
Life no different than a married couple
Vivian becoming more aware of protecting the environment lately
Yesterday (1/12), Vivian Chow, Bondy Chiu Hok Yee, and Ella Koon Yan Na attended the 'Computer Recycling Program Launching Ceremony' at the Olympian City shopping mall. Vivian was appointed as the 'Computer Recycling Program Environmental Protection Ambassador' to publicize the message of protecting the environment.
Vivian said she recently started learning how to protect the environment and has changed her bad habits in the past which weren't protecting the environment. She said, "We need to cherish our natural resources now. In the past, I would brush my teeth or wash the dishes while keeping the water running. But now I would save water and save electricity. I would mostly open my windows at home and seldom turn on the air conditioner. I would keep the room temperature at 25.5 degrees Celsius (77.9F)." A reporter asked if she's afraid she would be secretly photographed when she had her windows open. She said, "After I open the windows, I would pull the window curtains, but it's a pity for my cat, because then he can't bask in the sun." The reporter asked, "Then wouldn't you have to turn on the lights because the house is dark inside?" She said, "In the past, someone did take secret pictures of my house from outside my window. Luckily those pictures were very blurry. When I'm at home, I won't dress up and would just wear casual clothes enjoying my life. If I could find an ideal place in HK to live that would allow me to open my windows and not be secretly photographed, then I would be willing to move." In addition, Vivian said, "I drive my car less nowadays and use more public transportation." She said that her life was actually very much like an ordinary person's life, and said she tried riding the MTR subway with Leo Ku Kui Kei a few months ago. She said, "One time after we had eaten, I suggested taking the MTR to cross the harbour. When the people saw us on the MTR, they thought it was rather strange and assumed we were filming!" Vivian was asked if she consoled her good friend Leo when he didn't win some of the big music awards. She said, "I don't feel that he's not happy, and I haven't heard that he isn't happy. Maybe he's really busy lately." The reporter asked if Vivian can't feel the stress singers have because she doesn't participate in the entertainment industry now. She said, "I seldom turn on the TV, so I didn't really notice."
Earlier, Vivian and Joe Ngai Jan accepted an interview with Vincent Kuk Tak Chiu for his "Tasty Vincent's Show," which will air on the I-cable Entertainment channel this month on the 19th. Vivian and Joe gave Vincent their very first time of being interviewed together, and showed their support for Vincent's new TV program. Vivian said she was influenced by Joe into falling in love with American pool. During the program, they formed into 2 teams and played pool against each other, with Vincent and Vivian battling against Joe and Kelena, another host of the show. In front of the camera, Vivian showed off her pool playing skills. Besides having the looks of a pool player, she's also got the skills. Vivian and Joe have been dating for many years. Joe said, "In fact, strictly speaking, we already aren't considered to be dating. Basically we're living together."
Joe describes himself as a tonic
|Cha Siu Yan and Jerry Lam Hiu Fung talked about the news of Vivian denying that she's bidding farewell to the stage and that she wouldn't have concerts for commercial purposes, but she would think about performing if it's for charity.|
Vivian denies she's bidding farewell to the stage after her concert
Vivian Chow will be coming back to have a concert at the end of this month to raise money for charity. But there has already been a lot of news about her even before her comeback. One report said Vivian and Joe Ngai Jan were already married, and another report said Joe's father Ngai Hong was forcing them to get married and have children. Then there's news about a 3rd party appearing in Vivian and Joe's relationship, and also news that Vivian would be retiring after her concert this time.
Vivian will be having 3 concert shows at the end of this month to help raise money for the Non-Profit making Veterinary Service Society to establish a veterinary clinic. Yesterday (5/4), Vivian appeared at Parsons Music shop to try out a piano. Parsons Music sponsored her with a transparent grand piano worth HK$1,160,000 (US$148,908) to be used for her concert. She would be the first female singer in Asia to use this piano for a public performance. She would be playing and singing 3 songs on this piano during her concert. While she was at the shop, she played her song "Time" on the piano, which was recorded on her last Mandarin album. Parsons Music gave her a crystal piano decoration as a souvenir.
Earlier, Vivian had lost a lot of weight from being stressed out about preparing for her concert. But yesterday when Vivian appeared at the piano store to rehearse, there were many people outside the store looking through the glass door and taking pictures of her, so clearly Vivian was still as glamorous as before. Her spirit was very good, and she revealed that she already gained some weight and now weighs 105 pounds. She hopes to gain 2 more pounds before her concert. Recently she's been doing a lot of exercise and has been eating double the amount of food she usually eats.
When reporters mentioned the different reports recently about her and her boyfriend separating, about her already being married, or about 'father-in-law' Ngai Hong wanting to have grandchildren and forcing them to get married, Vivian laughed and said, "I've seen all the reports, and I think it's kind of funny! Maybe everyone wants to join in for fun, and each of them writes one section. Every article has a different story. I don't have any special feelings about these reports. I would just laugh after reading it and that's it. I don't want to explain anymore about the news of us being married, since I've explained it many times before. I believe my fans already know what I need to do or don't need to do. In any case, I'm currently living very happily and would maintain the present condition."
There was a report which said she declined an offer to perform overseas for HK$1 million per show. She said, "There's always been people asking me if I had any interest to do shows overseas, but I won't perform for commercial purposes, because I want to save more time for myself, so I declined the offer."
She was asked if her concert this time would be her last concert. She emphasized that she wasn't certain if this is the last time she would perform on stage and said, "I don't want to say it's true or not, because life is unpredictable, just like how years ago, I didn't think I would be having a concert again at the HK Coliseum 12 years later. But there's a big chance this will be my last. If the performance is for commercial purposes, then I won't do it, but if it's for charity, then I would think about it. I'm appealing to everyone that if you need to use me to help others, then do it while I'm still young and strong, because I'm worried that I might not have the strength to help when I'm older." She said her mindset is different now, and wants to do some community work while she's still young and has the strength.
She was asked if she would be adding any shows to her concert. She stated that she will only be having 3 shows, because Lau Ka Cheong will be having his concert after hers. She said she knew that there were some fans who haven't been able to buy tickets to the concert yet, and said that there weren't enough tickets that she bought to give to her good friends, but she couldn't do anything about it.
A reporter asked if she thought about asking Sam Hui to be a guest performer at her concert. She said, "I asked a friend to tell him that he's welcome to come watch my show, but I didn't want to bother him about being a guest performer." She wanted to keep people guessing and said that besides the guest performers who have already been announced on the list, she has also invited a surprise guest that everyone wants to see.
Brightening her concert with HK$1,160,000 transparent piano;
Vivian denies she's bidding farewell to the stage and leaves herself a way out
Yesterday (5/4), Vivian Chow was rehearsing for her concert and played one of her older songs on a piano worth HK$1,160,000 (US$148,908). She looked like a skilled pianist. When Vivian was asked if her concert would be the last time she performs on stage, she said she's not sure, because she wouldn't rule out that she might perform again in the future for charity.
Yesterday, Vivian went to Parsons Music shop at Times Square in Causeway Bay to rehearse for her 'Back for Love' concert, which will be held this month on the 25th-27th. Many people were watching outside of the piano shop, hoping to see the elegant manner of the "Jade Girl Master." Vivian played her song "Time," which is from her last Mandarin album in 1996, on a transparent glass piano worth HK$1,160,000. During her concert, she will be playing 3 songs on this piano.
Dismisses rumors with a laugh
Earlier, there was a report which said that Vivian's concert this time would be her last time performing on stage. Vivian said, "After I'm done with this concert, I don't know when I will have another concert. Although there is quite a big chance this concert will be my last time performing, but since I'm still young and strong, if you can use me to help people, then it's better to do it now, otherwise when I'm older, I won't have the strength to help others. I would do my best to help out. Life is unpredictable. Twelve years ago, I never thought that I would be having a concert 12 years later. Everytime I do a job, I treat it as if it were my last time and wouldn't think if there would be another time; I would do my best to get the job done well, so that at the very least, I wouldn't feel any regret when I look back at it in the future." In the end, Vivian emphasized that she doesn't have any interest to perform for commercial purposes, but she would think about performing for charity. She said, "After I agreed to do the concert this time, there have been many people looking for me to do a concert tour, but I declined all their offers. I hope to save more time for myself, and would rather do community work." A reporter asked if she would have any additional shows, and she said, "At this moment, no." The reporter asked if 3 shows is good enough, and she said, "It's good enough!"
Vivian also said she's already left some tickets for her friends to see her concert and said, "But I couldn't invite all the people I wanted to invite." The reporter asked if she contacted Sam Hui. She said, "I don't dare to, because I know he's low-key. I've contacted one of his good friends and told his friend that if Sam has time, I welcome him to come see my show. I didn't ask him to be a guest performer, because I don't want to bother him. There will be a surprise guest performer at my concert. I don't just invite anyone to be my guest. All of my guests are important people. Everyone will be happy when they see my guests."
Tickets selling better than Joey Yung's concert tickets
|Cha Siu Yan and Jerry Lam Hiu Fung talked about the rumored news of Vivian bidding farewell to the stage after her concert at the end of this month. Audio file also includes a short clip from Vivian's interview w/ Cha Siu Yan back in April, 2006. Entire interview can be found here.|
Coming back for charity and becoming popular again;
Vivian doesn't want money and won't perform on stage again
Jade Girl Master Vivian Chow will be having 3 charity concert shows at the end of this month. People have responded enthusiastically about this news. You would think Vivian would take advantage of these conditions and try to earn more money, but actually, she's planning to announce at her concert that she will not be singing again and will be officially leaving the stage. Vivian's wish to go back to her normal life has already been decided. She was offered HK$1,000,000 (US$128,369) for each overseas show, but she declined all the offers!
Vivian will be having 3 charity concert shows this month starting from the 25th-27th to help raise money for the Non-Profit making Veterinary Service Society to establish a veterinary clinic. By relying on her Jade Girl Master popularity to make a comeback, the tickets for the 3 shows were quickly sold out. Many concert sponsors overseas see that Vivian is still very popular, and one after another, they tried to make her an offer. She was offered a high reward of HK$800,000 - HK$1,000,000 for each show. The concert sponsors were trying with all their strength to invite this classical jade girl to the USA/Canada to do a concert tour. But Vivian wasn't interested and turned down this big chance of earning a large sum of money.
Remaining firm and doesn't care if people are against her decision
It's been said that Vivian has already decided that she wouldn't be performing again. Her friends were against her decision and thought that she ought to make more money while she's making her comeback, just like the way Sam Hui and Paula Tsui Siu Fung grabbed their chances of making money, and earning a lot of money in the end. However, Vivian's good friends were unable to persuade her because she already decided to decline this idea.
Because Vivian is planning on leaving the stage, she will also be cherishing the time period that she's with her fans during her concert this time. You could see everyone's enthusiastic response, with tickets selling out in just a short time period, so Vivian and the concert sponsor wanted to add a 4th show, but her show couldn't be extended because Lau Ka Cheong's concert, which takes place right after her show, is also very popular. For this reason, Vivian couldn't fulfill her wish of having a 4th show.
Yesterday, the reporter called Vivian's manager Mr. Chan to seek confirmation about Vivian not singing again. Mr. Chan said, "Yes, she has thought about doing this, because after her concert, she doesn't want her workload to be so heavy and doesn't want to feel pressure when working, so that's why she declined a lot of shows overseas, but there are a few which are put on hold, because the concert sponsors are hoping she would change her mind. She might not perform for commercial purposes, but she might make an exception to perform if it's for charity."
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