Sunday, 2 September 2018

A fan account of visiting Barbara’s grave

Barbara's new grave in August 2018 (photo courtesy of Joy)

As some of you may know from Rob Radboud's website,  in January this year, Barbara’s old white tombstone was replaced with the new black one to accommodate her mother’s. Barbara’s old white tombstone is now buried underneath the black stone, along with her ashes and her mother’s ashes. However, I didn’t visit her grave when I was in Europe in 2018 because I didn’t have time, hence I couldn't tell the impression upon seeing Barbara's new grave.

A few weeks ago, a fan of Barbara contacted me about visiting Barbara’s grave in Cambridge. Her name is Joy, and what is very special to me about her is that she is 18 years old, yet she is a fan of Barbara Yung. Joy said that she became a fan after watching the LOCH 1982 series with her mother. Joy was in the UK recently (or perhaps still is), thus she wanted to visit Barbara’s grave in Cambridge. I gave her some tips based on my old post in 2016 and 2017. Later, she sent me an account of her visit and also some photographs; here they are below, edited slightly to secure her identity.

Joy, thank you so much for the gift.

Monday, 13 August 2018

Chor Lau Heung - Song Siu Ching digital painting by Leanne Chau

Painted by Leanne Chau

I just found out that a reader left a comment to the TVB CLH blogpost (TVB has uploaded all CLH episodes in Cantonese in YouTube). Leanne Chau is a painter, and she actually has painted a digital painting of Chor Lau Heung and Song Siu Ching!

Above is the painting, and this is her site. Is it not a truly gorgeous painting?

Leanne, thanks a lot! Keep them coming!

Monday, 25 June 2018

The New Adventures of Chor Lau Heung TVB 1984 in YouTube!

OMG! I just found out that TVB uploaded the New Adventures of Chor Lau Heung 1984 in YouTube! They just uploaded the whole 40 series five days ago on 19 June! That's so great! Here's the first episode, and you can follow the whole 40 series in YouTube. It's in Cantonese, which is a delight to me, although it lacks English subtitles.

Also, Michael Miu's 60th birthday was exactly last week on 18 June 2018. Happy 60th birthday, Michael! I have been remiss in posting an article about it because of my schedule, but I do remember it that day. I haven't searched for Michael's latest photo, but he definitely didn't look like a ~60 years old man last year!

Hmmm... what a coincidence that TVB released all CLH 1984 episodes a day after Michael's 60th birthday. I take that as a divine providence, though perhaps TVB did actually time the upload to honour Michael's role (and Barbara's of course) in making this series a classic.

Have fun watching the official CLH 1984 on YouTube!

Monday, 14 May 2018

Barbara Yung 2018 commemoration

Today, 33 years ago, Barbara Yung Mei Ling left us. It was a very painful event for all of her fans, and the sadness still reverberates until now. Yet, I hope that we are all coming to our acceptance of what happened and eventually move on with her smile and laughters, her fullness as a person, in our hearts. Barbara was not a perfect person, but nor am I. None of us are. Hence, I still thank her for her role in making my childhood beautiful.

I thus also want to wish her a very belated happy 59th birthday on 7 May last week. I remembered her birthday last week, but I didn’t have time (or didn't make time) to make a post about it. Thus, here’s an old MV that I made last year, which I hope can remind us of the beautiful, though imperfect, Barbara Yung.  Oh, and if you'd like to entertain yourself with a fanfic, this one is a funny one that I wrote last year for Barbara.