Jill Vidal ft. San E – Being Told Chinese MV

Hong Kong based British singer Jill Vidal is making her comeback, six years after her drug scandal in 2009. She was found guilty for drugs possession in Japan but escaped prison time. Her rising showbiz career was badly affected though.

Vidal was only semi-active since the scandal until signing with Warner Music HK in 2015. She released a new single, titled Being Told (被滿足的愛), in May 2016. She went to Seoul to record the song which featured popular Korean rapper San E.

It’s actually a decent song. There’s clear K-pop elements and it sounds different from standard Cantopop, which may be a good thing since Cantopop is going nowhere these days. This could just be the song she needs for a reboot.

Cathay Pacific – Life Well Travelled

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific airline has launched a new marketing campaign, known as Life Well Travelled. Besides a few promotion videos, the company is also encouraging people to share their travel experience via the campaign site.

Miss Adventure (in Thailand, starring model Aimee Cheng-Bradshaw)

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Hong Kong TVB Calendar 2015

Hong Kong broadcaster TVB [Cn] has released pictures for its customary calendar for the year of 2015. In the past they usually had a special theme but this year they simply use images for their upcoming drama series instead.

Hong Kong drama Young Charioteers

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Hong Kong protest seen from above

Thousands of demonstrators, many of them students, have occupied the streets in Hong Kong to protest Beijing’s decision to vet the candidates for the Chief Executive of Hong Kong election in 2017 (which technically means Hong Kong can only choose a pro-Beijing leader, kinda makes the election pointless.)

This is a video taken from a drone, originally by Nero Chan on Facebook, on September 29. The crowd has reportedly got even bigger in the past couple of days and will probably continue to grow during this holiday period, as China is celebrating its National Day on October 1.

Not sure how this is going to end. I don’t think Beijing is going to back down on this; they may resort to force if the demonstration continues, which is something I don’t want to see. For my friends in Hong Kong, stay strong, whether you are on the streets or against it. Peace.

Hong Kong Film Awards 2014

The HK Film Awards Association [Cn] has released photos of the main nominees of the 2014 awards which will be presented at Hong Kong Cultural Centre on April 13. The images will feature in a special publication for the gala event.

[Update] The main winners include The Grandmaster (film), Zhang Ziyi (actress), Nick Cheung (actor), Kara Hui (supporting actress), Max Zhang (supporting actor), Wong Kar Wai (director) and Babyjohn Choi (newcomer). Congratulations.

Hong Kong Film Awards 2014 best actress nominees
Best Actress – Cherry Ngan, Tang Wei, Zhang Ziyi, Sammi Cheng, Nina Paw

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