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.

Star Moms Organizing – Faye’s on Their A List

A group of stars who are also mothers are organizing to visit the Sichuan earthquake area to provide firsthand support to the thousands of young children who are orphans. The contact list includes: Faye Wong (王菲)、Na Ying (那英)、Wu Junru (吴君如)、Yuan Yongyi (袁咏仪), and XU Xi-tai (徐熙娣). (Source msn.ent.ynet.com, 26 May 2008).

Comment: Whether Faye will participate is up in the air. She has stated in the past week that she won’t visit the disaster area because of the confusion that her presence might cause. Interfering with the work of the relief crews is the last thing she wants to do, and her high profile media presence might do just that. Still, I’m sure that she wants to go and is weighing the pros and cons. Her presence would definitely draw invaluable media attention to the plight of the survivors, especially the orphans. However, seeing the impact of her presence at relief events in Beijing and Hong Kong, she has to be concerned that the overwhelming media presence might hamper relief efforts. It’s a tough call. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.