Faye at Eason’s Concert on 30 April 2010

Faye Wong (王菲) was at Eason Chan’s (陈奕迅) concert, “Meet in Beijing After Ten Years,” on 30 April 2010, at Beijing Workers Stadium. To avoid attention, she quietly took her seat after the lights were lowered for the first number, and she quietly left while Eason sang the closing song. Zhou Xun (周迅), Li Yapeng’s (李亚鹏) ex-girlfriend, was seated in the same row as Faye, just a few seats over. Interestingly, LYP didn’t accompany Faye, and the two women did not interact.

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Faye Is ‘Busy’ Writing Songs for Her New Album

About a week ago, a rumor spread through the media that Faye Wong’s (王菲)
good friend, Li Jian (李健), who wrote “Legend,” has said that Faye has been busy working on her new album. He said that he would be very happy to write a few songs for her.

Dan 15 March 2010: This photo was taken when Faye sang Liu Nian at an award ceremony in China in 2002.

Yan Kiat 15 March 2010: Here’s the video of Faye’s live performance of “Liu Nian.”

I resisted publishing the rumor at the time, opting instead to wait for corroboration from a valid source. In the last few days, the rumor making the rounds in the media is that Li Yapeng (李亚鹏), Faye’s husband, has confirmed to reporters that Faye is busy writing songs for her new album.

Twelve has been mentioned in terms of the number of songs she’s written thus far. According to the reports, Faye often stops what she’s doing at home to jot down notes for her songs, and she seems to be happy in this creative mode. When asked about the compositions, LYP said that he hasn’t heard or seen the actual songs. He said that even between husband and wife, some privacy is important.

Will Faye Attend Chen Kun’s Feb 4 Concert?

On 4 Feb 2010, Chen Kun (陈坤 aka Aloys) will hold his first ever concert in Beijing’s Chaoyang Gymnasium. Since Faye Wong (王菲) is a good friend, there’s a possibility that she and Li Yapeng (李亚鹏) may attend. However, considering the logistical nightmares that her appearance might generate, she may decide to stay away. Hopefully, they’ll be able to find a secure way to get her in and out of the arena. The first photo below is from 10 Feb 2009; the middle three from 21 May 2008; the last from 23 Dec 2009.

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.

(Click here for more videos.)

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)

Photos 27 Oct 2009

A few days ago (27 Oct. 2009?) Faye Wong (王菲), Li Yapeng (李亚鹏), and their daughter, Li Yan (李嫣), were out shopping and dining in the shopping arcade of East Third Ring Road. (Source: Tencent Entertainment, 10.30.09)
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Car Accident: Was LYP Driving?

Wubing, on June 15th, 2009 said:
Feifan, you heard about this news ? It was all over Singapore’s newspaper last nite –
http://www.webcitation.org/5hZ46mSps

li_ya_weiLi Ya Wei (李亚伟), Li Ya Peng’s (李亚鹏) older brother, with Ma Jia (马葭), LYP’s manager.

[Reply 6.15.09] Hi, Wubing. Yes, I’ve been seeing bits and pieces in the online Chinese newspapers. The details of the accident in the article are confusing. Based on the article, this is what seems to have happened: On 25 April 2009, in Zhejiang Province, Li Ya Wei (李亚伟) was driving a van on North Avenue in Hengdian. A car struck the van from behind, forcing the van onto the sidewalk and into a pedestrian, who later died at the scene.

[Added 6.15.09: I’m reading conflicting reports. In a Sina report today, LYW is the driver of the car, an Audi TT, and the van was driven by another driver, who ran a red light and struck LYW’s Audi from behind, driving the Audi into the pedestrian.]

The victim’s family claims that two eyewitnesses thought LYP, Faye Wong’s (王菲) husband, was the driver. A review of video from a surveillance camera is inconclusive, with no clear image of the driver of the van. Police reports indicate Li Ya Wei was the driver. The victim’s family wants the case reopened and are seeking compensation from LYP.

LYP expressed sympathy for the family, but he claims that he wasn’t anywhere near the accident. He was filming a TV series, and his crew members are his witnesses. LYP’s manager, Ma Jia (马葭), claims that the family is trying to blackmail LYP.

I haven’t posted anything up until now since, as far as I know, Faye hasn’t issued a statement. However, I think you’re right. We should probably post this story for possible discussion since it will probably impact Faye.

Wubing, thanks for your message and the URL.