Trouble in Hong Kong…

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hong kong’s finest stars

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i think there is a reason why i have such an amazing life. it comes from my approach in life. let me give you an example – many years ago at a marina. i saw a guy eating ice cream alone and i said to him – hi why don’t you join us? i had no idea who he was but i invited him in my life and my best friend’s. they have been together since and from him i learnt a lot about life.

i think about all the meaningful relationships i have formed in my life. they come from the fact that i have an open heart. i never refrain myself the opportunity from knowing someone.  i have always lived my life based on intuition and i never let myself go on with someone if i develop bad vibes towards them. my best friend said when we were young – you are being judgemental and i tried for a few years to ignore my intuition. in recent years, i learn to trust it even more.

yesterday, i opened my heart again. i met a new friend and he is amazing. do you believe that how are you attract energies? whenever people tell me that they only attract the wrong type men or women. i suggest they reexamine their energy flow – good or negative

i met elven ho – for now virtually. we are linked by a few people on facebook and he tagged one of my friends in his old photo. and because i was curious to see how my friend looked like in his younger days, i unlocked a treasure trove – my passion for hk films.

i don’t know how many times i have said this.i think i have watched i think every hk film made in the 1980s and 1990s and it was my love for hk that made me packed my bags and left home. i begged elven and asked him permission to publish his photos.


the most beautiful taiwanese woman, in my opinion brigette lin. loved her in bride with white hair with gor gor leslie cheung

the cutesy sylvia chang. she is definitely very beautiful and has substance. i love all the movies she has directed and they are all about great women!!! you go girlfriend!

jackie chan and willie chan - so young!!!

rosamund kwan - such beautiful big eyes. my favorite rosamund movie - the wong fei hung series with jet li as aunt 13

the most dashing hk actor - chow yuen fatt

michelle yeoh when she married dickson poon

still the best actress of her generation- maggie cheung

my favorite cherie cheung - she is soooooooo cute! my favorite cherie movie - an autumn's tale with chow yuen fatt

always tot nina li chi has the best BOD - lucky jet li

danny chan - my grandma's favorite singer!! she played his songs at home over and over and over again

there you go another of chow yuen fatt

the first boy i fell in love with - gor gor leslie cheung. my favorite gor gor movie she is a man she is a woman with anita yuen. when i first came to hk, i went to the fringe club and said - hk i have arrived!!

star power all the way. look at those eyes.

this is when words fail me..... everything i say is unnecessary

carina lau - beautiful yesterday still beautiful today

gor gor in the 1980s during probably his monica days

i feel tears forming in my eyes whenever i see these old photos. they are priceless. thank you for sharing them with me elven


i can be prettier than maggie cheung.. maybe

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there is a selective group of people i always say hi to whenever i am walking around in soho. one of them is my good man – mr.lau. i made friends with this charming qipao maker when i ordered my first qipao from him and our friendship started when i asked him:-

seriously are you going to make me look like maggie cheung ?

he thought about my question and answered,” i can’t make you thinner than maggie but i can make you more beautiful than her”.

he made me laughed so hard i’d almost died. i fancied the idea of being more beautiful than maggie cheung. since then, i always enjoy going into his shop just to say hello to him and try on a few qipaos just for fun. if i could and if qipaos aren’t so expensive and exquisite. i want to wear more of it and i don’t care if it makes me look like a ghost walking around central.

i like mr lau’s shop linva – at anytime there are probably five people working in the shop. two ladies that serve customers. they are old and i like old people because they have good stories for me ( although i think old people smell funny, you know the old people smell) they tell me wonderful stories about their work and customers and as far as i know anson chan and elsie leung get their qipaos made here too. comparing with shanghai tang – i think mr. lau’s qipaos are well made and better priced. shanghai tang prices are pretty absurd.

when i think about my friendship with mr. lau, one of the values i take away with me is that regardless of how old you are, you can still do your work, do it well and infuse it with pride. it makes such a difference from the point of view of a client- mr. lau and the two ladies always pick special things for me to try and even though they know that i may not buy it all the time, they tell me to just -to have fun and see how it looks like. i like that princess treatment!

mr. lau hard at work

this qipao is amazing. i am still contemplating on buying it

not really my style but they asked me to try it on anyways. i had to give in due to popular request

if you want a qipao made- give it about 1-3 months depending on the complexity. if you are on holiday and you are only going to be here a few days,linva does shipping. all qipaos have a lifetime guarantee and you can always bring back in the shop to get it altered.

linva’s address is  38 cochrane street central( at the side of the soho escalators) and phone number is 2544 2456

Written by smalltroubleinhk

March 10, 2010 at 4:33 am

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