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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Deb – ‘The True Story of Faye Wong’

Deb, on June 28th, 2009 said:

The Chinese title of “True Story of Faye Wong” is a play on the same movie title by Wong Kar Wai, starring the late Leslie Cheung. It is was a ground breaking hit for both director and actor.

[6.28.08 comment by Feifan:] Deb, you’re right! I looked it up and came up with a film called A True Story of Ah Fei (A Fei Zheng Chuan), which is also known as Days of Being Wild (阿飛正傳), released on 15 Dec 1990. It was written and directed by Wong Kar Wai and filmed by Christopher Doyle. It starred Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau, Carina Lau, and Jacky Cheung. This is another film I’m dying to see!

[6.28.08 comment by Feifan:] Found a bunch of Days of Being Wild video clips on YouTube. I like this one (below) best in terms of quality. I believe it’s the opening scene of the film. Notice the tremendous similarities to CKE!

Deb, on July 9th, 2009 said: Great clip, would love to own this movie!

Hands up who thinks Faye woulda been perfect for Maggie’s role???

Hmmmm I have a question – Maggie’s character is called “Soh Lai Tsun”, it sounds VERY familiar… is there another character in a WKW film called that?? maybe in 2046 or In the Mood for Love??

Deb, on July 9th, 2009 said: Yep, just checked up on “In the Mood for Love” by WKW, Maggie’s character was called Soh Lai Tsun (or Su Li Zen in mandarin) in that film as she is in “The True Story of Ah Fay”.

Love that WKW films have links in them, its like watching episodes of their characters throughout their lives – tapestry.

Now I must wonder if Maggie’s characters in both movies are the same woman. In “True story” she is a young innocent girl, then “In the mood” she’s a brooding woman, both looking for love, caught up in scandal.