Faye and Carina Celebrate Their Birthdays in Shanghai

On 6 August 2010, Faye Wong (王菲) and Carina Lau (刘嘉玲) celebrated their brithdays in Shanghai’s Peace Hotel. Faye’s birthday is on Aug. 8, and Carina’s, on Aug. 6. (Source Sohu Entertainment News, et.21cn, ent.cina, 8.7.10)

Correction by Cejan on 8.8.10: Carina’s birthday is on December 8. Thus, the celebration was for Faye!

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Faye on Her Way to Carina’s Place, 22 Jan 2010

Faye Wong (王菲), 22 Jan 2010, on her way to Carina Lau’s (刘嘉玲) place for dinner.

Good Friends Concert Video – 72 Minutes

Faye Wong (王菲) with Na Ying (那英) and Jeff Chang (张信哲) at the Good Friends Concert in Hong Kong on 29 Sep 1998. Carina Lau (刘嘉玲) makes a brief appearance. This is rare — 1:11:10 in length. The quality, compared to the versions available to date, is fabulous. It’s wonderful to have this continuous version. It’s the next best thing to actually being there, live. Related articles: 1, 2.

More from Sweet Angel 2009

In this video, Faye Wong (王菲) and Li Yapeng (李亚鹏) deliver heartfelt thank you speeches. Faye’s is, as usual, compact and thoughtful; LYP’s is moving.

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Some observations from the video and the event in general:

  • Na Ying (那英) and Eason Chan (陈奕迅) performed at the event, and clips are included in the video.
  • Katie Chen (陈家瑛), Faye’s manager, won the vase that was painted by Tong Tong (竇靖童) and Li Yan (李嫣). She said, “Faye Wong’s daughters are like my granddaughters, and as a grandmother, I am very happy to have their work.”
  • Carina Lau (刘嘉玲) showed up in a striking yellow coat.
  • Carina’s husband, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai (梁朝偉), was a no-show.
  • Vicki Zhao (赵薇), too, was a no-show. (Na Ying, Carina, and Vicki are Faye’s closest friends.)
  • Chow Yun-Fat (周润发) and his wife, Chen Hui Lin (陈荟莲), after a lot of pre-event hype, failed to show. Rumors are rife re the reasons. In one of the articles, I read that he made remarks to the press that were “critical” of the fundraiser. Still, he donated valuable photographs for the auction.
  • Small S’s (小S, 徐熙娣, Xu Xi Di) kissing of Faye was probably the most sensational event of the evening.

Smile Angel Fund 2009 Dinner in Beijing, Dec 18

Faye Wong (王菲)  and Li Yapeng (李亚鹏) will be holding the 2009 Smile Angel Fund charity dinner on December 18 in Beijing. According to director Zhang Jizhong (张纪中), the hosts for the event will be Chow Yun-Fat (周润发) and his wife, Chen Hui Lin (陈荟莲). (See photo below, L-R, of Chow Yun-Fat, his wife, and LYP, at a press conference on 25 Nov 2009.)

Guests will include Faye’s long time friends Tony Leung (梁朝偉), Carina Lau (刘嘉玲), and  Na Ying (那英).


Among items up for auction is a vase  that’s painted by Faye and LYP’s daughters, Dou Jingtong (竇靖童) and Li Yan (李嫣). (Source:  People.com, 15 Dec. 2009)

Faye Shopping in HK – 3 Aug 2009 Photos

On 3 Aug 2009, Faye Wong (王菲) was in Hong Kong, presumably to shop for clothing to celebrate her 40th birthday, on Aug 8. Reports indicate that she’ll be getting together with her good friends, including Carina Lau (刘嘉玲) and Vicki Zhao  (赵薇), on the 8th, in Beijing, to celebrate. (Sources ent.QQ and Tencent entertainment 8.4.09)
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Faye Wong With or Without Makeup

In today’s People.com, we see another installment of an endless series of articles in one of the countless dailies that purport to rank or list famous beauties on the basis of one characteristic or another. You have to admit that when they’re not annoying or totally off the wall, they’re sometimes amusing and, every once in a while, interesting. I’m not sure what to make of this article.

Usually, they begin with Faye Wong (王菲) and include other prominent stars. In this article, they include Vicki Zhao (赵薇 Zhao Wei), her close friend, and Cecilia Cheung (张柏芝), the wife of Faye’s ex, Nic Tse (谢霆锋). At other times, they also include Faye’s other good friends Carina Lau (刘嘉玲) and Na Ying (那英). The point of these articles is to get the readers’ attention, which ia always good for the media business. The fact that Faye is always at the top of the list and her name is always included in the title says a lot about her appeal. The magic formula is (1) mention Faye first and (2) include a photo of her and you have an instantly popular article.
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What’s interesting about this article is the point they’re trying to make — that makeup makes a tremendous difference in the beauty of stars. In this case, the writer says that Faye doesn’t look very good in the photo on the left but looks terrific in the photo on the right. But I think he just chose the wrong model to make his point. Faye is one of the few stars who looks just as great without as with makeup. Frankly, she doesn’t need makeup. She’s a natural beauty. She’s beautiful with or without. Period. All you have to do is look at her photos and videos. And these comparison photos are a good example of Faye’s beauty. Stunning on both sides.