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Susanna Lung and Billy Cheung

2017-08-10

Susanna Lung and Billy Cheung are iconic dubbing masters in Hong Kong. They have dubbed for countless movies and dramas from the 1970’s till now. Billy has been in the broadcasting and dubbing industry for almost half a century, re-voicing for various Asian and Western movies, documentaries, American, Japanese, Taiwanese, Chinese dramas in early days, and the recent popular Korean dramas, including City Hunter. Aside from movies and dramas, Billy was also the voice behind in the classic cartoons “Dr. Slump”, as well as “Pokémon”. Billy is currently the onscreen voice for various international stars, including Zhang Tielin, Sean Connery, Tommy Lee Jones, Kiefer Sutherland, and more. Billy’s wife, Susanna is also an elite artiste, and has dubbed for Anita Mui, Sylvia Chang, Sharla Cheung, Brigitte Lin, Carrie Ng and many Disney characters. Billy and Susanna recently returned to Vancouver for a vacation, and were invited onto Leisure Talk to share their interesting stories, and thoughts on the changes in the dubbing industry. You might be familiar with their voices, but would it be your first time seeing their faces?

Project Boyz Power Vancouver 2017 Winners

2017-08-03

Project Boyz Power Vancouver 2017 has successfully come to an end. The four winners, including: Champion Jacky Weng, 1st Runner-up Frankie Liu, 2nd Runner-up Benjamin Hsieh, and Isabella Winery Most Charming Award winner Albert Tse, were interviewed by Mary Lo on Leisure Talk. As Mary was the emcee at the Final, she witnessed exactly what happened on and offstage and understands how the contestants felt. During the interview, the boyz revisited their amazing journey throughout the competition, and expressed their happiness of winning an award. Aside from the joyful moments, they even shared some funny little stories behind the scene. To know what the winners’ future plans are, then be sure to stay tuned for their Leisure Talk interview on August 23rd (Wednesday) at 6:15pm.

Bonnie Lam

2017-07-20

TV viewers may not be familiar with the name “Bonnie Lam”, but the multiple award-winning stage drama actress is certainly well-known in Hong Kong. Graduated from Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Bonnie has won eight awards from the Hong Kong Drama Awards, including four times as the Best Actress, and four times as the Best Supporting Actress. Bonnie recently immigrated to Vancouver to take care of her family, but still actively participating in local theatre drama productions, including last year’s “Letter” with Elliot Ngok, and an upcoming drama “Noodle of Love”. This year’s Project Boyz Power Vancouver Final invited Bonnie as a special guest performer in the acting segment to guide the eight boyz to reenact several scenes from a classic movie. She will also take on the challenge of assuming two completely different roles in the drama. Bonnie recently guested on Leisure Talk to share with viewers her colourful theatre drama journey, her comments on young local theatre actors, and how she will lead the 8 boyz to combat the acting challenge.

Lee Tao Hung

2017-07-19

Witnessing the ups and downs of the Hong Kong television industry for over a few decades, veteran actor Lee Tao Hung participated in numerous classic dramas and took part in a mid-night talk show “Living Colors”. Always dressed like a gentleman, the charming Lee Tao Hung is known for his character as “Brother Pak Long” in the TV drama “I Have A Date With Spring”, which earned him tremendous popularity. Just last year, Lee Tao Hung announced that he will play a role in the movie “I Have A Date With Spring - Flower Palace” directed by Clifton Ko. Lee Tao Hung especially travelled to Vancouver for a performance in July. During his stay, he guested on Leisure Talk, and shared with viewers stories behind the legendary “Brother Pak Long”.

Erica Chui

2017-07-18

With great determination and a lot of hard work, Miss Chinese Vancouver 2011 Erica Chui successfully launched a career in the entertainment industry by joining Cable TV as a program host. During her time there, she gained many onstage experience while improving her eloquence. Erica even enrolled in acting classes to further advance herself. After her contract with Cable TV ended, she began to work towards her dream as an actress. Erica recently took part in the drama “3X1” as a negotiator, and later participated in the much anticipated drama “Heart of Greed 3”. During the interview, Erica expressed her excitement acting in her first ever drama, which turned out to be a memorable experience. Fairchild TV recently invited Erica to host an all new Vancouver food program in July, and also as one of the judges for Project Boyz Power Vancouver 2017 Final. To know more about Erica’s latest updates, be sure to stay tuned for her Leisure Talk interview!

Stephen Gan

2017-07-17

Aside from busy running his family business, Stephen Gan, better known as the “Prince of Pak Fah Yeow”, has a strong passion for singing. His recent songs released are about spreading love and peace around the world. Stephen also used his new song release press conference and music concert to raise funds for charities to help refugees survive various crisis and disasters, and rebuild their lives. At the same time, he has created a fundraising website “Songucare”, to encourage everyone to come together and provide assistance to the UNHCR, a refugees support agency, and World Vision. Stephen recently travelled to Vancouver to perform. During his stay, he guested on Leisure Talk, to share with viewers the ups-and-downs throughout his music journey, as well as how he started his life chapter as a dedicated philanthropist.

Jacky Chan

2017-07-15

The first Chinese actor in history to receive an honorary Oscar for his decades of work in the film industry, Jackie Chan celebrated with numerous Canadians the country’s 150th birthday in Vancouver on July 1. His incredible singing performance attracted tens of thousands of audience and was undoubtedly the spotlight of the festivity. Although Jackie’s schedule was extremely tight, he still took the time to express his thoughts with “What’s On” viewers. Jackie reminisced the time when he filmed “Rumble in the Bronx” in Vancouver. 24years after, it definitely felt a lot different working in the same place. As one of the legendary comedic martial-artists, Jackie also shared the ups-and-downs of his acting career, as well as words of encouragements for the young martial-artists in the film industry.

Leonard Cheng

2017-06-28

Last year’s Project Boyz Power Vancouver brought TVB senior management team members Felix To, Virginia Lok and Sandy Yu to Vancouver with a mission to select a group of aspiring potential individuals to develop a career in Asia. Ex-What’s On host Leonard Cheng was among the lucky individuals who were chosen, and was immediately offered a contract with TVB. He officially launched a career in the Hong Kong entertainment industry as a host in TVB Entertainment News last August. With his extensive host and emcee experience, Leonard was able to perform confidently in front of the camera. Aside from interviewing various international stars, he also flew all the way to Hokkaido to film the travelogue “Fun Abroad”. One year has passed, and this time returning to Fairchild as a guest in Leisure Talk, Leonard expressed how grateful he felt for receiving training from Fairchild TV, at the same time sharing fun stories during his work-trip at Hokkaido.

Betty Mak

2017-06-27

Betty Mak, the household name back in the 80’s, participated in nearly 20 dramas within five years of her debut at ATV, which affirmed her position as one of the favorite actresses at that time. Betty recently travelled to North America to perform at a charitable event, but most importantly, to attend her daughter’s university convocation in Seattle. Still strongly passionate, Betty fully immersed herself in the entertainment industry in recent years. During her Leisure Talk interview, Betty took viewers down the memory lane to the busiest filming days when she first started, as well as shared some new projects she has worked on since her comeback. She even told program host May Soo that she will challenge herself with a standby comedy in the near future.

Heiward Mak

2017-06-22

One of the most promising young directors in Hong Kong Heiward Mak was invited to Vancouver to introduce her 2007 debut feature film “High Noon” in the“Creative Visions: Hong Kong Cinema 1997-2017” , a celebration for the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region. Heiward took a stroll down the memory lane with Mary Lo of Leisure Talk and shared stories of her 10 years in the film-making industry, and how she successfully moved forward from a screenwriter-director to an artist-manager and a boss. During the interview, Heiward expressed how thankful she is to Eric Tsang for giving her the opportunity to take part in the writing of the screenplay for “Men Suddenly in Black 2”, which eventually led to her success today. With this thankfulness at heart, Heiward is keen to nurturing new actors, and at the same time, inspiring young directors with her own success story. “Mad World”, winner of Best New Director Award at the 53rd Golden Horse Award and 36th Hong Kong Film Award, was also produced by Heiward. Nowadays, Heiward’s name is frequently spotted in the special acknowledgement section of many independent films.

Jamie Luk

2017-06-17

Notable screenwriter, director, and actor Jamie Luk launched a career in the Hong Kong film industry early. He debuted as an actor, until early 1980s when he began to help out behind the scene. Jamie’s first project was a collaboration with Derek Yee as the co-screenwriter for “Legend of the Owl” directed by David Chiang. Jamie later joined Shaw Brothers Studio, directed and written his first movie “Love With The Perfect Stranger” which brought him considerable fame and recognition as he took home the 5th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Screenplay Award and the top ten Chinese films, while the leading actress Pauline Wong won Best Actress. Jamie recently travelled back to Vancouver for a vacation and to visit his family, and shared with Leisure Talk host Eileen Fong how the film industry has changed throughout the years.

Alex Law & Mabel Cheung

2017-05-30

Multi-award winning screenwriter and director duo Alex Law and Mabel Cheung have produced many movies focusing on Hong Kong heritage, capturing numerous local and international awards. In 1988, “An Autumn’s Tale” and “Painted Faces” won Best Screenplay in the Hong Kong Film Awards and Best Original Screenplay in the Golden Horse Award respectively. In 2010, “Echoes of the Rainbow” won Best Screenplay in the Hong Kong Film Awards, and Crystal Bear award in the Berlin Film Festival for best feature film in the Generation category. To mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region, the world-famous Hong Kong screenwriter Alex and director Mabel were invited to join the “Creative Visions: Hong Kong Cinema 1997-2017” in Vancouver. They shared their filmmaking journey and the major changes in Hong Kong cinema, and selected a few of their classic films to show to local audience. During their stay in Vancouver, Alex and Mabel guested on Leisure Talk again to reminisce on the ups-and-downs of the movie industry and their future plans.

Lal Dayaram and Eric Fok

2017-05-26

Legendary artiste management icon Lal Dayaram has a star studded management portfolio which includes Teddy Robin & The Playboys, Joe Junior & The Side – Effects, Teresa Teng, Sam Hui, Faye Wong, A-Mei, and many more. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Portuguese-Hong Kongese Lal communicated in perfect Cantonese during his Leisure Talk interview, as he walked down the memory lane with TV viewers back to his days as the first musical band manager in Hong Kong. Lal also brought along a young talented singer Eric Fok to share his uniquely inspirational musical journey. During the Vocalibre Singing Competition 2015 organized by Fairchild TV in Toronto, Eric wowed the judges with his impressive singing talent as he delivered the songs of “Princess” and “Miss You Tonight” with overflowing emotions, eventually earning himself the 2nd Runner-up and Most Popular Awards. Behind all the successes and accomplishments, Eric actually pulled through from the brink of death. At the age of 8, Eric encountered a severe car accident, and was in coma for at least 10 days. The doctor asserted that Eric would lose his ability to speak, let alone being able to sing. With an extremely strong will, three days after, Eric miraculously resumed consciousness and was able to speak. This experience taught Eric to take and cherish every single opportunity given to him. With this mentality in mind, Eric is determined to embrace his dream to become a singer. Lal and Eric recently made a trip to Vancouver to record three songs with notable music composer and producer Richard Yuen. After completing school, Eric also plans to travel to China to release his first music album.

Guangzhou Hong Dou Cantonese Opera Troupe

2017-05-25

Founded in 1991, Guangzhou Hong Dou Cantonese Opera Troupe has staged numerous classic plays, including “Pity the Poor Girl” and “Unruly Princess, Arrogant Husband”. The troupe has toured around different countries including the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Singapore and earned praises from worldwide audiences. Hong Dou Cantonese Opera Troupe recently travelled to Vancouver to perform for the first time, and was invited onto Leisure Talk to reveal their their impression on this city. The winner of Second Plum Blossom Prize, an award honoring performers who had already won the prize once, Ou Kai-ming shared with William Ho that he was truly humbled by winning this prestigious award twice whereas Cui Yu-mei, student of the iconic Cantonese opera Hung Sin-nui was thrilled to perform in “The Return of Hung Sin-nui” as her young mentor. To know more about the upcoming plans of these national first-class actors, make sure to stay tuned for their interview on Leisure Talk!

Tai Chi

2017-05-24

Hong Kong rock band icon Tai Chi has written numerous masterpieces for Cantonese music industry. The group was was awarded “The Golden Needle Award” in the RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award in January. Earlier this year, Tai Chi teamed up with the timeless pop band Wynners to produce "Pure Music Live” concert, as they rocked the stage with their rendition of many classic numbers, and filled the venue with unbeatable energy. Joey Tang and Patrick Lui from Tai Chi recently flew to Vancouver to perform at “The 21st Canadian Chinese Song-Writers Quest” as special guest performers. During their stay, they were invited onto Leisure Talk and City Chat to share their excitement to meet local fans, as well as stories of their amazing experiences in the music industry. At the end of the taping, Fairchild TV crew surprised program host Mary Lo with a birthday cake. Mary was of course deeply touched by the birthday celebration and the warm wishes from Joey and Patrick.

Peter Chan

2017-05-23

Veteran Hong Kong singer Peter Chan kick-started his singing career in the 1970s and since then has made countless memorable hits. Having his interest in singing fostered at a very young age, Peter first formed a music band , then released a Cantonese song “Sorrow Autumn Wind” which became an instant popular number. His later pieces “Strong Grass Fragile Flower” and “Separated Sparrow” also captured the attention from fans and media alike. These successes earned him the nickname “Golden Boy”. Recently returning to Vancouver for a concert, Peter was invited onto Leisure Talk to share with program host William Ho his latest updates, and interesting stories from his music journey.

Ricky Lau

2017-05-16

One of the legendary pioneers in the Hong Kong Television industry, Ricky Lau graduated from the first ever TVB acting class in 1972, then joined Rediffusion Television (RTV) in the mid 1970s, followed by a service at Commercial Television. He eventually returned to RTV and took part in numerous classic dramas, such as “Chameleon”, “Reincarnated”, “Chen Zhen”, “Fatherland”, “Tiger Hill Trail”, and much more. During the peak of his career, Ricky decided to switch from entertainment to becoming a jeweler. Though being off screen for many years, he continues to keep a close relationship with friends in the entertainment industry, including the iconic Chinese opera actress Bak Sheut-sin. During his recent visit to Vancouver, Ricky guested on Leisure Talk, and took a trip down memory lane, as he shared with audience his glorious days in the TV industry.

Fiona Fu

2017-05-16

Started off as a news anchor, program host, dubbing artiste and scriptwriter, the cast of Zack Taylor’s mother in the movie “Power Rangers” Fiona Fu diversified into new territories after she relocated to Canada, expanding her interests to feature films and television dramas. Her first time movie production experience was as a scriptwriter in “Finding Mr. Right” and coincidently, she was offered a role in the same movie. Although it was just a minor role, this experience has fostered her interest for acting, and most importantly, her acting was recognized and appreciated. City Chat host Carmen Shao previously sat down with this longtime friend and former TV station colleague to find out more about her future career plans and review her journey in becoming an actress.

Ada Kam

2017-05-15

Popular singer in China, Ada Kam (also known as Jin Chi) joined “The Voice of China” in 2012. After winning the hearts of all four judges with her rendition of “The Nights”, Ada eventually made it to top 16. Later in December of the same year, she competed in another national singing contest and made it to top 4. Best known for her passionate and emotional expression, Ada is also a very inspirational artiste as well. Back in 2002, while in the midst of releasing her first album, she was involved in a car accident, which damaged her vocal cord, and eventually shattered her dreams as a singer. However, her injury didn’t deter her. Her strive to success in her musical career was endured through a tremendous passion for singing, along with intense training, and the support from her friends and family. Ultimately, she returned to the stage with flying colours, and became one of the favorites among music fans. Ada recently held a concert in Vancouver, and was invited onto “City Chat” to share with Carmen Shao her first impression of Vancouver, and her future endeavors.

William So

2017-05-05

A passionate R&B and jazz music fan, William So named his new born “Jazz” to express his love for this music genre. Overjoyed at the arrival of his first child, the new daddy occasionally shared snippets of his parenting journey on social media. Not long ago, William uploaded a short video of him bathing Jazz, revealing his gentle and loving side. The video went viral and he was praised for his overflowing fatherly love. Aside from treasuring time with his baby, the loving dad is also an active supporter of charitable works. A previous Vancouver resident, William was recently invited back here to perform at a charity concert to help raise funds for Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, when he took his fans down the memory lane with a number of smash hits. Leisure Talk host Mary Lo caught up with this longtime friend lately. Apart from disclosing details of his recent endeavors and future career plans, William also shared some interesting parenting stories with the audience.

PoPing AuYeung

2017-05-03

Vancouver raised veteran casting director PoPing AuYeung has been instrumental in successfully introducing numerous Asian actors into the Hollywood movie industry, including recently bringing actor-director Jiang Wen the role of Baze Malbus in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story plus working on other classic movies like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, The Forbidden Kingdom, Skiptrace, and The Karate Kid. Known for our beautiful weather and spectacular scenery, Canada has nurtured countless superstars who launched their career in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Director AuYeung specifically made a trip back to Vancouver to search for new faces in a huge production in China. During her stay, she guested on Leisure Talk and City Chat to share with viewers the challenges as a casting director, and how she matches the right actors with different roles. If you are interested in joining the movie industry, then stay tuned for director AuYeung’s interview. You can also contact her team at fscastinginfo@gmail.com to find out more.

Raymond Wong, Ben Wong, Rosina Lam, Grace Chan

2017-04-11

Four cheerful TV stars Raymond Wong, Ben Wong, Rosina Lam, and Grace Chan, recently travelled to Vancouver for the annual TVB Fairchild Fans Party 2017. Aside from performing on stage and meeting with fans, they also sat down with Leisure Talk, What's On, and City Chat program hosts to reveal the lesser known aspects of themselves. Raymond, the lead in the drama “Married but Available” previously aired on Fairchild TV 2 HD, was thrilled to interact with Vancouver fans and revisit Vancouver, the place where his wedding took place 12 years ago. First time performing in Vancouver, Grace was amazed by her experience as a Fans Party audience then. This time around, being able to perform and chat with fans made her extra excited. The loving father in “Tiger Mom Blues”, Ben, thanked fans for their support for this drama, and shared his insight during the 28 years in the entertainment industry, from a host in “Flash Fax”, to Yung Heung Hoi in “The Kindred Spirit”, and Lat Keung in “Lives of Omission”. A Beijing Central Academy of Drama graduate, Rosina led us into reliving moments of her filming career and indulged herself in her happy life as Mrs. Mok throughout the interview. If you want to know more about the four talented artistes, then make sure to stay tuned for their interviews!

Gloria Tang

2017-04-03

After capturing the title of Miss Chinese Vancouver 2012 and Miss Chinese International 2013, Gloria Tang launched a career in the Hong Kong entertainment industry and is now working her way up. Apart from hosting a number of shows and programs, she is also taking part in multiple dramas. Gloria was highly praised for her performance in the recent “Two Steps From Heaven”. First time appearing on screen with short hair, Gloria amazed the audience with her tomboy and carefree role, and was acclaimed for her sophisticated acting skills. Since then her popularity soared, taking her career to a new height. Gloria is currently filming the new TVB drama “My Ages Apart” with top notch actors including Bobby Au-yeung, Moses Chan, Louis Cheung, and Kristal Tin. To get herself into character, Gloria cut her hair even shorter, radiating sunshine, and further complementing her cheery and positive personality. This new TV favorite recently made a short trip to Vancouver to attend her best friend’s wedding. Despite her busy schedule, Gloria took the time to visit Fairchild TV, and guested on Leisure Talk and What’s On.

Avan Yu

2017-03-23

This year’s Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala invited one of Canada’s most promising young pianists, Avan Yu, as special guest performer. Two talented individuals Linda Chung and Ava Yu formed a duet and performed a series of romantic classics that evening. Their mesmerizing collaboration instantly melted the hearts of the audience. Immigrated to Vancouver at the age of 9, Avan became the youngest contestant ever to win the Canadian Chopin Competition at the age of 17. Later in 2012, Avan triumphed at the Sydney International Piano Competition, capturing first place, and achieving international recognition. Currently residing in Berlin, Avan continues to perform internationally and expand his music career. Returning to his hometown Vancouver to perform at the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala and giving back to the community where he grew up made it extra meaningful for Avan. After the performance, Avan guested on Leisure Talk and City Chat to share interesting behind-the-scene stories. Avan expressed that it was a pleasure working hand in hand with Linda and also being able to incorporate his classical music background into pop music. If you want to know what it’s like when classical composition meets pop, then make sure to stay tuned for the interview!

Annabelle Louie

2017-03-03

While busy preparing for her Eternal Love Charity Concert 2017, Annabelle Louie has dedicated great effort in promoting the beneficiary for this concert, Alzheimer Society of BC. Alzheimer’s Society of BC is a health organization working nationwide to improve the quality of life for patients affected by Alzheimer's disease, a progressive degeneration of brain cells, affecting one's cognitive and functional abilities. Annabelle shared in Leisure Talk that through this charity concert, she wishes to help raise awareness for the disease and gather donations to provide care, support and research for this incurable but preventable disease. The interview will be aired on March 15 at 6:10pm on Fairchild Television. Be sure to stay tuned for more information on Alzheimer’s disease and Annabelle’s upcoming charity concert.

Annabelle Louie

2017-02-24

Originally from Hong Kong, the bright and straightforward Annabelle Louie recently guested on City Chat when she challenged herself with a 20-min interview session conducted entirely in Mandarin. During the interview, Annabelle shared with Carmen Shao the joyful experience of releasing her first audiophile album “Eternal Love” in 35 years of her singing career. This hot selling album was presented with the 2016 Best Cantonese Album of the Year Award by Guangdong Musician Association. Annabelle will be performing live onstage selected tracks from this award winning HiFi album in her upcoming charity concert on April 2. For more information on the concert, make sure to stay tuned for Annabelle’s City Chat interview on March 9 at 10:15pm on Talentvision.

Linda Chung

2017-02-21

Miss Chinese Vancouver 2003 and Miss Chinese International 2004 Linda Chung has made remarkable achievements in both her pageant journey and artistic career in the entertainment industry. Just last year, Linda married her boyfriend Jeremy in Vancouver and subsequently gave birth to their little angel Kelly. Every time Linda talks about baby Kelly, her eyes will sparkle with joy, and smile from the bottom of her heart. As a full time mother still passionate about her work, Linda returns to Hong Kong occasionally to attend various functions. While juggling between family and work, Linda also dedicates time for charity events. In March, She will perform at the 2017 Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala, along with one of Canada’s promising young pianists Avan Yu to help raise funds for a good cause. Back in 2004 right after she had been crowned Miss Chinese International, Linda already made a debut at the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala. 13 years later, the new mum will return to the same event as a professional artiste, giving back to the community where she grew up. Recently, the low-profile Linda especially paid a visit to the studio to meet her Fairchild family and help to promote the upcoming charity gala with the SUCCESS representative Sunny. During the interview, she has also shared her future career plans with Leisure Talk host William Ho.

Hugo Ng

2017-02-01

Singapore born and raised Hugo Ng was a widely recognized face on Hong Kong television in the 1980s, starring in many legendary dramas such as “The Twins”, “Border Town Prodigal”, and “The Silver Fox”. Years after he left the Hong Kong Entertainment industry, Hugo returned to TVB to take part in “Brother’s Keeper II” as the main antagonist, Ko Tin-Tsau, a character driven by a boundless desire for ambition, money, power, and dominance over people around him. His villainous portrayal of the outrageous tycoon earned him great appreciation from the audience. With overwhelmingly positive feedback on his performance in “Brother’s Keeper II”, Hugo challenged himself again in “Burning Hands” as he picked up the role of Chiang Tin Lung, an arrogant and dominating former King of Gambler. Hugo managed to take a break in Vancouver to celebrate Chinese New Year with his wife Lily Chung during a business trip here, at the same time sharing his future plans with Mary and Angus in “Leisure Talk” and “What’s On”.

Sandra Lang

2017-01-31

Legendary “Hilarious Singing Queen" Sandra Lang will throw another charity concert to raise funds and awareness for a good cause while using her unique voice to spread happiness. Having been in the music industry for decades, singing enthusiast Sandra carefully picks each song for her concerts taking into consideration feedback from her previous concerts. She jokingly said she rarely practices singing because her strength is on vocal improvisation and she loves to sing with feel, emotion, and passion. Sandra was recently interviewed on Leisure talk, and shared interesting stories throughout her singing career with Mary Lo.

Ha Yu

2017-01-17

With over 50 years of experience in the entertainment industry, veteran Hong Kong actor Ha Yu has starred in many popular TV shows and dramas, including “Enjoy Yourself Tonight” and the “Heart of Greed” series. In 2008, he captured the title of Best Actor at the TVB Anniversary Awards for his vivid portrayal of Kam Tai Jo in Heart of Greed - Moonlight Resonance. As a follow-up to the Moonlight Resonance project 8 years ago, Ha Yu will return to TVB to film “Heart of Greed 3” with his old partners Louise Lee, Michelle Yim, and Susanna Kwan. The third installment will continue to focus on family issues, and use a Hong Kong style restaurant as the story background. In “Heart 3”, Ha Yu will challenge himself as a milk tea expert of a family-owned business. To emerge himself into the character and better his portrayal of an expert in this particular field, he has been learning and polishing his traditional milk tea making techniques. Ha Yu recently finished his concert in Vancouver, and was invited onto Leisure Talk to update fans on his life and at the same time share his excitement to take part in “Heart 3”. Accompanying him were co-performers at the concert Jennie and Annie Chung. Together they wished everyone a happy Chinese New Year.

Gigi Wong

2016-12-23

Celebrity chef and renowned actress Gigi Wong recently returned to Vancouver for vacation while taking a break from her busy filming schedule in Hong Kong. 2016 was quite a hectic year for Gigi. Apart from participating at the new drama “Three Women, One ‘Gene’”, she also travelled around the world making various cooking shows, exploring unique local products from Singapore, Australia, and Malaysia. Her recent project “Eat a Rainbow” is a first time attempt to analyze nutritional values of food in different colours while providing cooking tips to enthusiasts. During her stay here, she paid a visit to old friends from Fairchild TV to share her recent updates and interesting stories while filming on set.

Vinci Wong

2016-12-07

Previously lived and studied in Vancouver, Vinci returned to Hong Kong after graduating from UBC, and has been the MC for numerous variety shows such as the Tung Wah Charity Show. Vinci also hosted a popular talk show “Vinci’s Code”, inviting celebrities and industry leaders as his special guests to share their insights on style, luxury and fashion with TV viewers. As a philanthropist, Vinci contributes considerable time and effort to charity events and give back to the community. Just last year, he travelled to Vancouver to host the annual telethon for Richmond Hospital Foundation. This year, Vinci participated at Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2016 as the MC, and was invited to “Leisure Talk” and “What’s On” to share his life as a newlywed and upcoming plans.

Ms. Lynn Hsieh

2016-12-07

An active philanthropist, legendary Taiwanese artistes Lynn Hsieh has been awarded numerous times for her outstanding performance, including the Asian Film Festival and twice at the Golden Horse Award. During the peak of her career, Ms. Hsieh decided to get married and start a happy family, subsequently had 5 adorable children. Proficient in English, calligraphy, painting and dance, Ms. Hsieh dedicates a considerable amount of time and effort on charitable works in the community, some of which include organizing a dance performance and an oil painting exhibition to raise funds for the underprivileged, and making a donation to China to finance school construction and subsidize education for children in extreme poverty. Earlier this month, Ms. Hsieh was invited to Vancouver as the judge for Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2016 and sat down with “Leisure Talk” and “City Chat” hosts to share her memorable life experience.

Mak Cheung Ching

2016-12-06

Prominent TVB figure Mak Cheung Ching recently travelled to Vancouver for the very first time as Special Guest Performer for Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2016. Mak made his first TV appearance on the popular children program “Flash Fax”, and slowly worked his way up from an extra to supporting roles, eventually winning the Best Male Supporting Actor Award in the 2010 TVB Anniversary Award for his superb portrayal of the main antagonist, Leung Fei-fan in the drama “No Regrets”. Earlier last year, he co-hosted a cooking program “Feastival a la Stars” with Eliza Sam and received overwhelmingly positive response. An instant hit among housewives, his new TVB program “Bazaar Carnivals” has further strengthened his good-man image. During his short trip, Mak was invited by “Leisure Talk” and “What’s On” to share his feelings and thoughts as a guest performer at a pageant for the first time.

Annabelle Louie

2016-11-02

Singing diva Annabelle Louie recently released her first audiophile album “Eternal Love”. She could not help but to share this joyful experience with her fans right after returning to Vancouver from Hong Kong. The new HiFi album features ten cover versions from male stars including Leslie Cheung, Sam Hui, Lui Fong, Alan Tam, Hacken Lee, and much more. Annabelle hopes the new music arrangements complementing her signature style will offer audience a fresh listening experience. During her interview with Mary Lo in Leisure Talk, Annabelle revealed interesting stories behind the collaboration with renowned producer Antonio Arevalo Jr. on this 100% “Made in Canada” album.

Ruth Chen

2016-10-25

Singer-songwriter and vocal instructor Ruth Chen was a popular DJ at Commercial Radio Hong Kong, and a member of the famous DJ music group “61/2 Pairs”. Blessed with the talent of singing and a beautiful voice, Ruth was recruited into the judging panel of “The Voice” on TVB. As a renowned vocal instructor, Ruth has coached many prominent stars including the legendary Sandy Lam, Cass Phang and Ekin Cheng. As the saying goes “a strict instructor produces an outstanding student”, Ruth is strict in perfecting every musical detail. However, when she is home, she transforms into a very loving and caring mother. Ruth recently came to Vancouver for her Music Sharing session, and met with Mary Lo, also an ex-CR2 DJ for a Leisure Talk interview.

Andrew Choi

2016-10-12

As one of the five largest film festivals in North America, Vancouver International Film Festival always prides itself as the platform to showcase a collection of outstanding Asian Films throughout these years. Among the selected films this year was the controversial winner of Best Film in Hong Kong Film Award “Ten Years”. Twelve years ago, when Executive Producer Andrew Choi was still a Digital Media Company executive, he was diagnosed with benign brain tumor. After a series of surgery, electrotherapy, and rehabilitation, he successfully recovered. Andrew’s victorious battle with tumor triggered a strong sense of life mission in his mind. Ultimately, Andrew quitted his job and entered the film industry to pursue his dreams, which resulted in the production of “Ten Years”. Andrew recently flew to Vancouver to participate in VIFF. Aside from interacting with his audience, he was also interviewed by Eileen Fong in Leisure Talk.

Stanley Cheung

2016-10-05

Immigrated to Vancouver as a child, Stanley Cheung joined New Talent Singing Awards Vancouver Audition 2002 and successfully made it to top 8. Later on, Stanley returned to Hong Kong to launch a career in the entertainment industry. He debuted as a band member of Cheers which released its first music album in 2003. After Cheers was disbanded, Stanley joined TVB and hosted various entertainment programs including Scoop. In 2011, he made his first official appearance in drama series as Hui Ka Ming in the popular “When Heaven Burns”. Stanley’s outstanding portrayal of the character earned him the nickname “Ka Ming” followed by more major supporting roles in other TV dramas. He recently returned to Vancouver to bid farewell to his late singing teacher Thelma Leung. During his stay, he shared his blissful memories with Thelma and interesting stories in acting on Leisure Talk and What’s On.

Chan Tze-Woon & Vincent Chui

2016-10-04

Nominated for “Best Documentary” in the 53rd Golden Horse Award, the film “Yellowing” is featured under the “Dragons and Tigers” series at this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival. Director Chan Tze-woon and producer Vincent Chiu are in town to participate at discussion sessions with audience at the screening venue. They have also sat down with program host Eileen Fong to share the obstacles in producing independent films and documentaries. Director Chan frankly mentioned that he does rely on commercials productions and film editing jobs to make a living. Although independent films and documentaries have a relatively small market and may not even get a chance to be shown in theatres, Tze-Woon and Vincent strongly believe that their work will leave its mark on Hong Kong history. As implied by its Chinese name "Memo of the Troubled Times", one shall not forget what has happened.

Ng Yu

2016-09-21

“Big Brother Ng Yu” is a prominent media figure and highly respected personality in the Hong Kong Entertainment Industry. He has served in many major media and entertainment agencies as Creative Director and top management executive. Aside from having boundless creativity and polishing his ideas with innovative elements, he is also famous for nurturing behind-the-scenes talents and fostering pop icons. Ng Yu recently travelled to Vancouver with his son before the new school year started and shared his insights in the entertainment business with Leisure Talk host Eileen Fong.

Carat Cheung

2016-09-16

2009 Miss Chinese Vancouver 1st Runner-up, 2012 Miss Hong Kong and 2013 Miss Chinese International 2nd Runner-up, Carat Cheung, has great achievements in both her pageant and love journeys. She has recently married her lawyer boyfriend and started a new life chapter as Mrs. Choy. After their grand wedding in Hong Kong, the newlyweds have returned home to celebrate with family and friends in Vancouver. During her stay, Carat paid a visit to her Fairchild family and shared her happy life on Leisure Talk and What’s On. She also encouraged all aspiring young ladies to take the opportunity to embark on an amazing venture by joining Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant.

Cosmos People

2016-09-07

Established for more than 8 years, the new generation boy band Cosmos People is gaining popularity in Taiwan. Their music revolves around the fusion of funk, jazz, disco, and other genres; thus, creating their own unique blend of “Cosmos-Style”. The critically acclaimed 2015 album “10000 Hours” earned them a nomination at the 27th Golden Melody Awards for Best Musical Group. This year, Cosmos People were invited to perform at Taiwan Fest 2016. During their stay in Vancouver, they visited Fairchild TV and shared their music dream with program host Carmen Shao on City Chat.

Utopia

2016-09-07

Formed by the award-winning guitarist Zhang Ge Jun from Sonic Deadhorse and the 19th Taiwan Golden Melody Award Best New Artist nominee Olivia Yan, Taiwanese band Utopia was known for their unique blend of ambient, glitch and electronic dance music. As a music diva with unrestrained creativity, Olivia always integrates her pieces with a great passion in music. Olivia once said “Creation is the simplest form of rebellion.” Therefore, her music ideas very often revolve around the discontentment towards the government and society. Utopia has participated in many music festivals around the world, including Canada, as they performed in this year’s Taiwan Fest and brought to their Canadian fans a mystical night full of vibrant Utopia-style music. During their stop at Vancouver, they sat down with Carmen Shao and shared their visions on City Chat.

Phil Lam

2016-08-24

Born and raised in Vancouver, Hong Kong Singer-Songwriter Phil Lam debuted in the music scene after winning the New Talent Singing Awards Vancouver Audition and competing in the International Chinese New Talent Singing Championship held in Hong Kong. Although Phil has encountered some setbacks and difficulties, with an unbeatable determination, he composed “High Hill Low Valley”, a song with dramatic rhythm and meaningful lyrics. Not only did this song tug at listeners’ heartstrings and receive great critical acclaims, but also take Phil’s music career to a new height. Earlier this year, he recorded the song’s Mandarin version “Sky and Abyss”, collected under his first ever Mandarin album “Goodman”. Phil recently came home with his girl friend, also previously from the Fairchild, to visit his family in Vancouver. During his stay, he made a stop at Fairchild TV to share the incredible journey in love and music.

Andy Wang

2016-08-08

Former recipient of the Best Pop Music Program Host award and 6 time nominee of the Golden Bell Broadcast Award, Andy Wang is not only a radio DJ, but also a TV program host, singer, voice actor, writer and lecturer. Andy has produced and hosted pop music programs for a number of stations including Taiwan I Like Radio, Taiwan POPRadio, America’s The Sound of LA, Singapore Radio1003, Commercial Radio Hong Kong, and Guangdong Music FM. Currently a DJ at Fairchild Radio FM 96.1 hosting Whispers In The Starry Night, Andy guested on City Chat a few days ago to catch up with Carmen Shao and share stories on his broadcasting experience.

Kimman Wong

2016-08-02

Hong Kong singer-songwriter and busker Kimman Wong received a lot of public attention earlier this year for his song Ours, which he wrote and sang as the theme song for the drama Margaret & David – Green Bean. In addition to participating in various singing competitions including Taiwan’s Super Idol, Chinese Million Star, and The Voice, Kimman has also traveled to 17 countries around the world to hold street performances in over 30 different cities. This time, aside from attending a friend’s wedding in Vancouver, Kimman also took part in an interview on Leisure Talk to share his miraculous experience as a singer wandering the world.

RubberBand

2016-07-28

Hong Kong songwriter-performance group RubberBand (RB) made their debut over a decade ago. After taking multiple music awards home, RB still carries the same mindset and values as when they first started playing music. RB’s works always address issues happening in society, using direct and high quality music to project positive energy to the public. All four members of RB recently sat down with Leisure Talk and City Chat hosts to share their excitement in the upcoming Song Quest at Fairchild Radio and expressed their wish to touch the heart of fans here with great music.

Anthony Wong

2016-07-27

Renowned singer Anthony Wong has been persistent in making high quality music with unique style over the years. He has written many popular songs for Tat Ming Pair, the duo formed by Tat Lau and himself, also named one of the most legendary bands of the 20th century. Aside from being a successful musician, Anthony also established his own music production brand, People Mountain People Sea, helping raise and nurture a new generation of artistes. Anthony came to Vancouver the past summer to perform as a special guest for SQ20. During the interviews with Leisure Talk and City Chat, Anthony shared his delight at meeting Vancouver fans again as well as told stories of his amazing experience in the music industry.

Chet Lam & Eman Lam

2016-07-27

Hong Kong singer-songwriters Chet Lam and Eman Lam were gifted with unique voices and natural music talent. Chet taught himself to play the guitar, compose music and write lyrics to create a name in the entertainment industry. Chet’s younger sister Eman formed the group at17 with fellow singer Ellen Joyce Loo. Their refreshing image and amazing compositions bring novelty to the Hong Kong music scene. Chet and Eman were previously invited to Vancouver to perform for Fairchild Radio. During their stay, they also stopped by for interviews on Leisure Talk and City Chat. The pair expressed their joy at being able to perform as a sibling duo and hoped to bring audiences a completely different musical journey.

Joyce Cheng

2016-07-26

Vancouver-born Joyce Cheng has inherited her mother, Lydia Sum’s bright personality, bringing joy and positive energy to the people around her. In recent years, Joyce has focused more on acting, but at the same time making various breakthroughs in her music career. Joyce’s latest single ‘Goddess’ has received much praise with the MV surpassing one million views within a short period of time. During her vacation in Vancouver, Joyce visited Leisure Talk to chat about her music dreams and goals as well as reminisce about her days growing up in Canada.

Mark Hong

2016-07-26

Taiwanese director Mark Hong’s commercials and short films have won over 50 awards in various international film festivals and competitions. This past July, Mark was the recipient of three awards at the LA Independent Film Festival Awards including the Best Editing Award, Best Commercial Award and Best Commercial Director Award. Whenever Mark brings in a new production, he always carries the Love Taiwan slogan due to a past misunderstanding in which an award ceremony MC mistook Mark for a Thai person. This incident inspired Mark to begin his Hundred Festival plan through which his creations will be introduced to different international festivals while building a platform for Asian films to interact with International films and gaining recognition for Taiwan. Fellow Taiwanese City Chat host Carmen Shao not only wishes for Mark’s dream to come true, but also anticipates for Mark becoming the next Ang Lee!

Marcus Kwok

2016-07-25

Last winter, Marcus Kwok travelled all the way from Hong Kong to Toronto to be the MC for Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant. This summer, Marcus once again made a long haul flight, this time to Vancouver, completing his job within the short span of 40 hours. Amidst his tight schedule to MC a wedding, Marcus took the time for a short interview in What’s On with Vicki. During the interview, Marcus discussed his revelation of transitioning from an emergency ward doctor to an actor, as well as the difference between being a real doctor and acting the role.

Wong Wei Kun

2016-07-14

Talented Cantonese opera singer and Mainland actor Wong Wei Kun is widely popular amongst Hong Kong, Macau, and Singapore fans. Aside from appearing as the main actor in many popular operas, Wong Wei Kun is also skilled in acting as the female lead role. During his earlier trip to Vancouver, Wong Wei Kun sat down for a chat with Leisure Talk to reminisce on the days at the ZhanJiang Art School and his journey to becoming an actor.

Iconic characters of the broadcasting industry – Candy Chea, Cheung Man Sun

2016-07-13

Multiple time recipient of the Most Popular Radio Program Host Award and 8 time recipient of Most Popular DJ Award Candy Chea and her husband, former RTHK Television Department Assistant Broadcasting Director, Man Sun Cheung recently paid a visit to Vancouver again for vacation. The now semi-retired Candy has immersed herself in charity works in recent years, while her husband, Man Sun enjoys traveling to different places across the globe with Candy. The two outstanding icons were pleasured to participate at their first interview ever as a couple with Fairchild TV and shared exciting details from their travels as well as their own love story.

Lan Tin-Yau, Cheng Nga-Ki

2016-07-08

Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Chinese Opera Program graduate Lan Tin-Yau and Cheng Nga-Ki were nurtured by their parents from a young age with an appreciation for Chinese opera. After graduation, they joined the Hong Kong Young Talent Opera Troup and received much public attention. Recently the two have even been dubbed the new generation Chinese opera ‘Golden Duo’. Cheng Nga-Ki, who has worked with Chinese Opera star Loong Kin Sang, and Lan Tin-Yau, who studied under the Chinese opera grandmaster Lam Kar Sing, was in Vancouver for a performance. They caught up with avid Chinese opera fan William Ho in Leisure Talk to share their experiences and thoughts on learning the art of Chinese opera.

Benji & Lesley Surprise Visit for Father's Birthday

2016-07-05

Ever since duo Benji & Lesley disbanded, both older brother Benji and younger sister Lesley have been individually working hard in different aspects of the entertainment industry. Benji recently starred in the film My Ten Million, as well, taking on the task of singing, composing, and producing the theme song Together. Benji even went the extra mile to partner with his father, Paul Chun in the MV, which exploded with popularity, hitting 280 million views within 24 hours after being uploaded. Lesley, on the other hand, has been busy pursuing her musical dream in South Korea. The pair just returned to Vancouver to throw a surprise birthday party for their father. Leisure Talk and City Chat hosts caught up with them during their stay. Aside from sharing their experiences as musicians, Benji and Lesley also reminisced on their childhood lives as loving siblings.

Linna Huynh – The New Icon for Children’s Program

2016-06-10

After capturing the Miss Photogenic Award at Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2012, Linna Huynh took on another challenge by joining the Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2014. As a CBC, Linna’s lack of fluency in Cantonese made the audience burst out in laughter as she repeated a Cantonese slang after Carol Cheng (Dodo) at the Final, earning her fame overnight. After the competition, she was offered a contract with TVB and kicked start her career with hosting positions at various Children’s Programs including”Kids, Think Big”. Linna recently returned to Vancouver for her sister’s graduation ceremony. She did of course visit Fairchild and share stories as she works her way up in the Hong Kong entertainment industry.

Tomi Wong

2016-05-02

TVB is recently rerunning Tony Leung’s version of the drama The Duke of Mount Deer in Hong Kong, sparking much discussion online. What are the cast of the drama like now, 32 years after its original broadcast? Leisure Talk had the pleasure of chatting with one of the main characters from the drama, Seattle-based Tomi Wong. After retiring from the entertainment industry in 1998, Tomi started a completely different life in the United States. Her recent trip to Vancouver was arranged by Project Boyz Power mentor Truman who has the honor of inviting Tomi to participate at the 20th anniversary celebration of his acting troupe. This coming June, Tomi will be leading over 20 local actors in the musical I Have a Date With Love, reviving Hong Kong’s nightlife in the 70’s.

Edmond Leung

2016-04-29

In 2010, Edmond Leung and his good friends Andy Hui, William So, and Dicky Cheung came to Vancouver for a charity concert as Big Four. 6 years later, Edmond has once again returned to the Vancouver stage for charity. Edmond revealed to What’s On host Gary that he has spent a lot of time and effort rearranging and practicing his live piano performance at the concert, hoping to create some unforgettable moments to local audience and at the same time re-live the amazing experience at the concert in Hong Kong last August.

Rita Carpio

2016-03-11

After stepping out of the spotlight for almost 20 years, talented singer Rita Carpio made her comeback in 2014 in the TV drama Come On, Cousin. Rita and her good friend Ram Chiang released the duet We Don't Have to be Acquaintances to have Met in the 90’s, gaining immense popularity. It was once again picked up as a hot topic in recent years by audiences after the drama had been aired. Rita is of Filipino – Portuguese descent, born into a musical family and built a successful singing career in the 80’s and 90’s. Although she had never acted in a TV drama before, her appearance in Come On, Cousin was very well-received. Earlier this month, Rita travelled to Vancouver for a charity performance and reunited with her old friend Annabelle Louie for a chat in Leisure Talk, as well as sat down with What’s On program host Gary to discuss her future career plans.

Tsin Ting

2016-03-08

Renowned huangmei opera singer Tsin Ting was loved by many throughout the 50’s and 60’s. She recorded a lot of songs for Shaw Brother’s films including melodic tunes from Kingdom and the Beauty. With her amazing skills and talents, not only is she able to perform perfectly without practice, but she can also begin her audio recording after only one rehearsal with the band. Tsin Ting recently travelled to Vancouver to perform for charity and shared with Leisure Talk and City Chat that although she had no prior lessons or training in singing, she felt blessed to receive so many compliments for her voice.

Grace Chan

2016-03-07

As the spring flowers began to bloom, the Vancouver-raised Miss Hong Kong Grace Chan led a TVB production team back here to film a travelogue. As they traveled to different attractions throughout the city, Grace shared stories of her life growing up here to audiences in Hong Kong. After capturing the crown in 2013, Grace has been overloaded with job after job and even took home the Most Improved Actress Award at the TVB Anniversary Awards last year. This time, Grace was able to take a vacation while working, traveling around Vancouver and grasping the chance to visit some old friends. Grace also made a stop at Fairchild TV to reveal stories from her time here as well as comment on her relationship with Kevin Cheng.

Sherry Chen

2016-02-16

After capturing the title of Miss Chinese Toronto in 2006 and Miss Chinese International 2nd Runner Up in 2007, Sherry Chen was offered a contract with TVB to pursue an acting career. She has since hosted a number of lifestyle and information programs as well as participated in television dramas. In 2012 Sherry got married and has since bowed out of the entertainment industry to start a successful online seafood buisness. She was recently invited to be the MC of a charity event in Vancouver and took sometime to visit Fairchild TV’s headquarters in the West Coast. During an interview with Leisure Talk, Sherry updated the audience on her life after marriage as well as discussed her work and future plans.

Miss Chinese International Jennifer Coosemans

2016-02-02

Earlier this year, Jennifer Coosemans represented Vancouver in the Miss Chinese International Pageant 2016, then of course winning it. After her return, Jennifer has been working non-stop on public events and media interviews. The training in Hong Kong had led to better Chinese proficiency for Jennifer who shared her experience participating in the competition and expressed her happiness at being able to meet girls from all over the world and create wonderful memories together.

Bernice Liu

2016-01-28

Bernice Liu, the first Miss Chinese Vancouver to capture the title of Miss Chinese International has recently wrapped a Hollywood movie in Malaysia and a television drama in Singapore. While Bernice was in Vancouver visiting family, she made a trip to our studio to meet up with the Fairchild family too. As she sat down to share stories on set with Leisure Talk and What’s On, Bernice revealed that she took up many of the action scenes herself in the movie and enrolled in gun-shooting sessions in order to realistically portray the character. As for her work in Singapore, Bernice expressed that it was her first time filming in English and first time taking on the role of a mother too. Both productions were major acting breakthroughs and challenges for Bernice. Her appearance in these productions is indeed very much anticipated by her fans all over the world.

Nancy Sit

2016-01-28

With a healthy image and comedic personality, Nancy Sit, who debuted as a child actor, is loved by people of all ages. Apart from releasing children’s songs, Nancy also acts in television dramas, and hosts television programs, bringing joy and laughter to her fans. Nancy recently traveled to Vancouver for a Chinese New Year performance and caught up with Leisure Talk for an interview. Busy with her new television program, radio program and a concert tour in various cities, Nancy’s schedule is already full the first half of the year. Apart from these, Nancy will also be making a foreign language movie in Singapore, playing a character who suffers from Alzheimer disease. Both the language and her character in the upcoming film will be a completely new challenge in her acting career.

Dessert Prince Shaopin Tsui

2016-01-11

Born and raised in Canada, Shaopin Tsui returned to Hong Kong in 2014 to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. Not long after, Shaopin was provided with the opportunity to host a program, and subsequently took on modeling activities as well. Apart from appearing on his mother Gigi Wong’s cooking show, Shaopin published two cookbooks, earning him the nickname ‘Dessert Prince’. He has also participated in a theater production and a micro-film. Shaopin recently came back to Vancouver to visit with family and shared his stories in Leisure Talk. Shaopin expressed that although he has been living in Hong Kong for two years now, there are still some areas that he has yet to adjust to. Yet, he will continue to work hard in the future and hopes to be able to take on even more jobs in the future.

Gigi Wong

2016-01-07

In the start of 2016, Leisure Talk invited celebrity chef and renowned actress Gigi Wong for a chat. It has been a while since Gigi met with audiences in Vancouver, as she has been very busy with work in both Hong Kong and around Asia in the past year. 2015 was a year of acomplishments for Gigi. She kick started the year with the drama The Fixer, where she challenged the role of a patient suffering from alzheimer. Next, Gigi traveled to China to film a new series of Eating Well With Madam Wong, where she visited different cities and explored new culinary experiences. Lastly, Gigi took part in a theatre production, followed by a trip to Singapore and Malaysia to film culinary programs. During the interview, Gigi also introduced her new 12th cookbook and shared with everyone the joys of cooking.

Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2015 MC Anne Heung

2015-11-26

Miss Hong Kong 1998 Anne Heung recently returned to Vancouver to be the MC for the Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant on December 9th and took some time to chat with hosts of Leisure Talk and What's On. Although Anne stepped out of the entertainment industry in 2008 to focus on her PR job in Shanghai, she occasionally takes on MC positions and makes appearances on TV. Anne updated the program hosts on her life in Shanghai for the past 7 years and revealed that if a good script or interesting role comes along, she will also consider picking up an acting career again.

Louie Castro

2015-10-08

Louie Castro recently returned to Vancouver one year after his concert for a charity performance in the lower mainland. Leisure Talk and What’s On caught up with him during his stay. A multi-talented performer who excels as a singer, actor and program host, Louie is working on a very tight schedule throughout the year. But he specially made time to participate in this charity event to bring awareness for orphans with AIDS. Louie expressed that coming to our studio again gave him a familiar and warm feeling as events that happened a year ago just felt like yesterday. During the interview, Louie and his longtime friend Annabelle Louie shared stories from the past and Louie also revealed his career plans for the future.

Power Chan

2015-09-29

Actor Power Chan graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 1989 and has since played different roles in countless television dramas, with Pang Sam-sui in The Confidant being one of the most memorable among them. When Power traveled to Vancouver for the stage production Tuesdays with Morrie, he stopped by Fairchild TV for a chat on Leisure Talk and What's On. In spite of his numerous performances of Tuesdays with Morrie around the world, the feeling that he takes is different each time. As he garners more experience, his style of acting is transforming as well. Power has seen many ups and downs in his career, but he has not given up on his dreams. He expressed his wish to continue to act and hopefully take on even better roles in the future as a token of appreciation for his fans’ support.

Louis Cheung, Priscilla Wong, Vincent Wong, and Samantha Ko

2015-09-14

TVB rising stars Louis Cheung, Priscilla Wong, Vincent Wong and Samantha Ko flew to Canada in early September for the annual TVB Fairchild Fans Party. Aside from performing on stage and meeting with their fans, they also sat down with Leisure Talk and What's On program hosts and share with the audiences another side to their charisma and charm. Louis, the lead in the hit drama Momentary Lapse of Reason previously aired on Fairchild TV 2 HD, expressed that he felt delighted to receive positive comments on his acting. Apart from television appearances, he will also hold a solo concert at the end of the year, striving to become an all-rounded artiste. Priscilla Wong recently took over as the main character in Come Home Love, acting as an onscreen partner of Louis Cheung. Priscilla shared that she will be focusing on filming television programs and developing her career as an actor and a program host. Vincent Wong not only made a breakthrough with his recent lead in the drama Brick Slaves, but is also considered a great contender for TV King this year. Vincent revealed that he is already very pleased with a nomination and thanked his fans their support. Goddess to countless male fans, Samantha Ko, is also busy with filming dramas. Among them is one in which she plays a fishmonger. Samantha joked that she is now an expert in cutting fish!

Magic Power

2015-09-09

Electronic rock group Magic Power brought powerful music to different cities during their world tour. While in Vancouver, the group chatted with Carmen Shao and reminisced on their previous tour with Ding Dang here four years ago. Since then, the group has gained popularity in the Taiwan music industry, even holding concerts in the Taipei Arena. This time, Carmen has once again witnessed their growth and encouraged them to keep working hard to chase their dreams. After the interview, Carmen took a picture with them with the photo from 4 years back on hand and wished them a successful world tour.

SpeXial

2015-09-02

5 members of new generation male idol group SpeXial, Wes, Wayne, Simon, Evan, and Teddy were special guest performers at this year’s Sunshine Nation. Among them, Evan traveled to Taiwan to pursue his career after winning the title of Sunshine Boyz 2012. The five handsome young men caught up with Leisure Talk, City Chat, and What's On hosts and shared each other’s secrets on screen and friendship off camera. Their appearance at Sunshine Nation was the group’s first performance in North America and generated great responses from fans. The boys also wished to return to Vancouver to perform with all 10 members.

Vinci Wong

2015-08-31

It has been five years since previous Vancouverite and versatile artiste Vinci Wong last visited Vancouver. This time, Vinci returned as the MC of the Richmond Hospital Telethon. Vinci grew up in Vancouver and spent his university years working part time as a radio program host. After graduation, he developed his career as a program host and actor in Hong Kong, and became a household name. Vinci has worked in 4 different broadcast stations and spent the longest period of time at TVB when he was able to work with many industry seniors and learned valuable lessons to help nourish his acting skills. Vinci accredits his best work to the television program ‘Vinci’s Code’, and even made a DVD out of the program for charity.

Lori Chow

2015-08-10

Beautiful and Talented New Talent Singing Awards Vancouver Audition 2005 champion and Miss Hong Kong 2007 2nd Runner-Up Lori Chow returned to her hometown Vancouver earlier this August. Having worked in Hong Kong for 8 years, the Canadian born Chinese Lori has improved her Chinese a lot and now speaks fluently without any problem. Lori used to be shy as a child. Her love for performing onstage was discovered when she participated in a theater production in grade 10. During an interview with Leisure Talk, Lori shared her experiences on screen and expressed that she felt very lucky to have so many people supporting her throughout her career. In the future, Lori will focus on music and hopes to write her own songs.

Xiao Yi

2015-08-07

Shenzhen Opera Group young talent, Xiao Yi, began learning the art of Chinese opera from the age of 10. Under the guidance of his mentor, Chen Xiao Feng, Xiao Yi became skilled in song, dance, and creation of Chinese Opera, winning the support of many fans. Xiao Yi recently performed the first time in Vancouver together with a number of veteran actors including Cheng Ling Yu and He Hua Zhan. Xiao Yi. He shared with Leisure Talk the ups and downs of learning Chinese opera as well as his performing experience. During the interview, Xiao Yi showed off his talent on the spot, earning much applause throughout the studio.

Hubert Wu

2015-08-05

Hubert Wu debuted through competing in ‘The Voice’ a few years back. This past year, thanks to the hot TVB drama theme songs, he was made a household name. Last month, Hubert, along with a number of artistes, flew to Vancouver to perform at the All Star Charity Gala when he shared his hit songs ‘The Butterfly Lovers’ and ‘Goodbye Kiss’ as a gift for fans. During the trip, Hubert spent some time to chat with ‘What’s On’ and expressed that he has had the chance to travel to different places for work lately, with a previous filming for Miss Hong Kong in Japan before travelling to Vancouver but will focus on making music for the latter half of this year.

Vincy Chan

2015-08-04

Vincy Chan is always famous for her talented sweet voice and sensuous presentation. She has just added a touch of sexiness in her image with blond hair to match. The title song of her 2nd HiFi album, the much talked about rendition of Veronica Yip’s classic, ‘Irresistible Sexiness’ was performed at the All Star Charity Gala and heated up the stage with an alluring dance. During her interview with ‘What's On’ Vincy expressed that she is approaching her 10th year since debut and hopes to make more breakthroughs in the future.

Hins Cheung

2015-08-04

Last year, Hins Cheung swept up the music scene with his song ‘Youthfulness’, garnering a lot of attention online and winning multiple awards. Last month, Hins performed ‘Youthfulness’ at the All Star Charity Gala and touched the hearts of many. During his stay in Vancouver, Hins was interviewed by ‘What’s On’ and revealed that he will release a new album soon. Advancing from his music career, Hins will participate in an upcoming movie along side with his interest in drama acting.

Gillian Cheung

2015-07-31

Gillian Cheung of the popular duo Twins has been focusing on her solo career in recent year. When she flew to Vancouver last month to participate at the All Star Charity Gala, “What’s On” had the opportunity to chat with her. Aside from filming dramas in China, Gillian is excited to be reuniting with her partner Charlene Choi for the Twins’ 15th anniversary concert. Gillian also revealed that her new album will feature upbeat songs, hopefully bringing forth happiness and positive energy.

Ken Hung

2015-07-31

This past July Emperor Entertainment sent a number of artistes to perform at the All Star Charity Gal. Among them was prince of ballads, Ken Hung. During the rehearsal, Ken had time backstage for a brief interview with “What’s On” to share his future plans. As it was Ken’s first time in Vancouver, he and his fellow artistes took the chance to tour the beautiful city and try the delicious foods, particularly the famous Vietnamese pho noodles.

Kate Tsui

2015-07-30

TVB top actress Kate Tsui has always been a strong supporter of charities. Despite her busy schedule, Kate took the time to fly to Vancouver to perform at the All Star Charity Gala. While in Vancouver, Kate sat down for a chat with “What’s On”. She recently finished promotions for her drama and will begin to work on her a new moive. Kate has not released an album for a while and revealed that she will be singing a song in her upcoming thriller film. It is her first time acting in a thriller and hopes that she will be able show audiences another side of herself.

Raymond Lam

2015-07-27

Raymond Lam, who possesses unparalleled popularity across Hong Kong and China, recently managed to make time to travel to Vancouver for the All Star Charity Gala. Raymond’s schedule was extremely tight, only staying less than two days with no time to explore our beautiful city. Although Raymond had to attend the Press Conference immediately after landing in Vancouver, he was very energetic and showed no signs of fatigue. After the press conference, Raymond sat down for an interview with What’s On, revealing that he was still in the midst of recovering from a previous leg injury while filming in China. However, he would give his best effort towards the Charity Gala regardless.

Fred Cheng

2015-07-23

Canadian-born Fred Cheng returned to Vancouver to take part in Fans Party last year. In less than a year, he travelled back once again to perform at the All Star Charity Gala. After the show, Fred had time to stay for a couple of days and chatted with Leisure Talk and What’s On. Fred shared that he is about to release his new album which features rock style music. He also revealed that he has been secretly training for his upcoming solo concert in Hong Kong and hopes to hold a solo concert in his hometown, Vancouver, to show appreciation for the support from his local fans.

Gloria Tang

2015-07-22

After participating at the All Star Charity Gala, 2012 Miss Chinese Vancouver and 2013 Miss Chinese International Gloria Tang spent some quality time with her family in Vancouver. She had also chatted with members of the Fairchild family. Gloria has kept herself very busy in Hong Kong since she was crowned. Apart from hosting a number of shows and programs and acting in multiple dramas, Gloria also took part in a World Cup Special in Brazil last year. Gloria expressed that she still remembers her life-changing Pageant experience in Vancouver. She strongly encouraged young girls to capture the opportunity and join the upcoming Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant.

Jacqueline Wong

2015-07-22

Sweet, cute and adorable Jacqueline Wong had just had her very first mcing experience with fellow Vancouverite Gloria Tang here in her hometown for the All Star Charity Gala. Jacqueline had performed as a dancer at many Fairchild TV shows, but never appeared on screen for interviews. This was Jacqueline’s first time returning home since winning 2nd Runner Up of Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2012. She shared her experiences of participating at the Pageant as well as stories from her work as an MC and an actress.

Sherman Chung

2015-07-21

As the guest performer of both the EEG Singing Contest Semi-final and the All Star Charity Gala, Sherman Chung had spent about a week in Vancouver and managed to spare some time to chat with Leisure Talk and What’s On. After her debut in the EEG Singing Contest in 2005, Sherman has achieved many breakthroughs in her career over the past 10 years. Aside from self-composed numbers in her new EP, fans will also be amazed by Sherman’s talent in the production of her MV as a writer, director and actor to re-create an 80’s music style. Sherman has recently developed an interest in drama. She shared that the process of preparing and acting in the play made her fall even more in love with performing on stage and hopes to be able to take on more acting roles in the future.

Alex

2015-07-21

Talented singer Alex together with fellow EEG artiste Sherman Chung participated as performer and judge for at the EEG Singing Contest Semi-Final while joining hands with Gloria Tang and Jacqueline Wong as the MC for All Star Charity Gala. He was interviewed by Leisure Talk, City Chat and What’s On while in town. For the past few years, Alex has developed a duo role as a singing artiste and an event host. Recently, Alex was given the opportunity to partner with Huang Zijiao to MC the renowned Huading Awards in China, gaining valuable experience and learning important MC tips. Alex has not released new songs for quite some time, and expressed that he is expecting a new project as early as next year.

Erica Chui’s Career Path in Hong Kong

2015-07-07

2011 Miss Chinese Vancouver Erica Chui recently surprised Fairchild TV staff with a visit back home to Vancouver. After winning the title of Miss Chinese Vancouver, Erica had no plans for her future career as yet. With one full year’s training as “What’s On”’s program host, Erica had developed great interest in the entertainment industry. Re-uniting with her actor brother Edward, also an ex-“What’s On” host, in Hong Kong, she later enrolled herself in acting classes to further train herself, and, by coincidence, joined Cable TV Hong Kong as a program host. Not only has Erica broadened her horizons now, but has also become more eloquent. Erica felt lucky to have gone through the experience at the Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant and glad to have gathered up her courage to participate in the life changing pageant.

New Generation TV Host Brian Chan

2015-07-07

nowTV program host Brian Chan made a short visit to Vancouver during his break from work and sat down with Mary and Gary for interviews. Brian has interviewed many people in the past, but this time he felt very different to be the guest. Brian was quick-witted and eloquent, answering each interview question with ease, sharing that he started off in TV after winning the championship of nowTV CEO MC Competition in 2011. For the past four years, Brian has hosted a variety of shows including Stargazing Headquarters 102, Music Control, Lifetival and more. As a shy young boy, Brian never imagined that he would enter into the entertainment industry, not to mention stepping up to the international level, reporting on large films festivals all over the world.

From Ms. Li to Mrs. Wong

2015-06-25

Last September, Leanne Li visited the studio to guest on Leisure Talk. In less than a year, Leanne has returned home to the Fairchild family to meet with fans again. However, this time Leanne brought a special guest along to participate in the interview with her, husband and ‘Fairchild TV’s son-in-law’ Wong Cho Lam. For the past few months, Leanne has changed her identity from Ms. Li to Mrs. Wong. During the interview, Leanne shared that not long after marriage, she and Cho Lam had to be separated due to work commitments in different cities, and, like other long distance couples, could only communicate through video chatting. Cho Lam also revealed the process of his proposal to Leanne. For more on the happy couple, please tune in for interviews on Leisure Talk, City Chat, and What’s On.

Grace Chan

2015-05-27

Miss Hong Kong 2013 Grace Chan has attained overnight fame the day when she was crowned. In two short years, Grace became the most promising new star, taking on many important roles in TVB productions. After completing her recent drama Vampire, Grace returned to Vancouver to visit her family and at the same time shared stories from filming on set in Leisure Talk and What’s On. Already participated in four drama productions, Grace expressed that she thoroughly enjoys the experience though acting is not an easy task. Known for her optimistic personality, Grace does not worry too much about the future, rather, she believes in living in the present. Grace also thanked her parents for all their support and encouragements throughout the years.

Soler 10th Anniversary

2015-05-22

Twin brother rock duo Soler was invited to Vancouver as guest performers for the Canadian Chinese Song-Writers Quest Singing Contest. The pair also appeared in Leisure Talk and City Chat to share their journey since debuting 10 years ago as well as plans for their future music projects. In celebration of their 10th anniversary, Soler has released 2 new songs and will meet with fans through a series of mini concerts in Hong Kong, Macau and China. As for years to come, Soler expressed that they wish to continue to make music, striving for their best to reach out to each and every one of their supporters.

Pancy Lau

2015-05-20

Skyrocketed in popularity with her debut ‘Quickly Take a Look Back’, renowned singer Pancy Lau was born with a naturally beautiful set of vocals. Early last year, Pancy was originally scheduled to partner with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra for a concert. Unfortunately, she was diagnosed with cancer and had to cancel her plan. One year later, Pancy has fully recovered and shared with our audience how cancer has changed her lifestyle and attitude towards life. Having gone through the suffering, Pancy is working hard to play her part in helping others with cancer. This coming September, Pancy will once again grace the stage at the Canadian Cancer Society Gala in hopes of raising money towards the eradication of cancer.

Giddens Ko

2015-05-15

Popular Taiwanese novelist Giddens Ko was recently invited to lecture at the University of British Colombia. City Chat program host Carmen had a chance to sit down with him for an interview during his stay. Giddens published his first online novel in 2000 and has since released over 70 works in a variety of genres with tremendous support from the younger generations, not to mention the huge success of ‘You are the Apple of My Eye’ , which has become the favorite of many in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. During the interview Giddens not only shared his insights as an author, but also his views on love and romance.

Mimi Choo Brings Laughter to Vancouver

2015-04-21

Mimi Choo has just returned to Vancouver for 2 sold out concerts after a tremendously well-received special performance in Super Ten 13. Mimi was very lively and full of spirit as usual when interviewed by Leisure Talk, City Chat, and What’s On. Witty and funny as she is, Mimi brought much laughter to the set, recapping everything ranging from her childhood memories to anecdotes from the recent drama.

Bianca Wu

2015-03-30

Jazz diva Bianca Wu has recently returned to Vancouver five years after to perform at a charity concert. During her stay, Bianca sat down with Mary Lo of Leisure Talk to share her experiences and changes for the past years. Bianca likes to incorporate elements of jazz into her music and search for new breakthroughs in her career time and again. Started off with an attempt to write her own lyrics three years ago, Bianca began composing her songs last year, bringing a novel experience to her fans. She also revealed that she is currently recording her upcoming album which will not only include new songs, but also cover versions of the classics by the Four Heavenly Kings.

Veronica Shiu

2015-03-13

After graduating from the university, Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2012 1st Runner Up Veronica Shiu took on another challenge by joining the Miss Hong Kong Pageant. With her intelligence and beauty, as well as the experience from the Vancouver Pageant, Veronica captured the crown and the titles of Miss Photogenic and Miss Friendship in Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2014. The following few months had had Veronica working nonstop, until recently when she managed to take a short break, visiting Fairchild TV and reuniting with friends at the office. Returning home for the first time since winning the Miss Hong Kong Pageant, Veronica shared stories and changes she has experienced. She felt fortunate to be nourished by the Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant journey, which provided her with the ability to carry the best of herself on stage during the Miss Hong Kong Pageant, not to mention the valuable friendships she gained during the process.

Come On, Cousin

2015-03-05

Three of the main characters from the recent hit television series “Come On, Cousin” including Ram Chiang, Tommy Wong, and Lee Lai Ha greeted Vancouver with a number of golden oldies in a concert during the Chinese New Year. They also visited friends at Fairchild TV for an interview in “Leisure Talk” and “What’s On”. Unfortunately, Tommy Wong was unable to join on that day as he was sick. The other two talented artistes, Ram Chiang and Lee Lai Ha shared many singing tips with host Annabelle Louie. Ram Chiang, who first debuted as a singer-songwriter, was confronted by many obstacles in his music career. However, he never gave up on his dreams and thus, encouraged youth not to shy away from challenges.

Where Chou

2015-03-05

When Where Chou debuted, she was often looked down upon due to her unappealing appearance. As a result, her album used cartoon characters to replace her photo, and her music video was made from computer animation. The media even dubbed Where as the female version of William So. However, Where’s optimistic personality kept her from being affected by negative comments. She even covered William’s song “Met Too Early” in her album, earning praise for having comparable techniques as the music diva Faye Wong. From “Promise” to “The World I See”, Where’s career as a singer has not been a smooth one. However, she has never given up on her dreams. 14 years later, Where held her first large scale concert last year, and was welcomed by a full audience’s cheers and applause. This time, Where visited Vancouver for a joint concert with Power Station. City Chat host Carmen specially visited backstage to discuss with Where the journey of her music career.

Top Ten New Generation Cinematographer Rain Li

2015-02-26

Named by an American Hollywood magazine as one of the top ten new generation cinematographers, Rain Li won the Special 60th Anniversary Prize of the International Cannes Film Festival at the age of just 21. When Rain was 17, she went to London to work as a lighting assistant, and became a professional cinematographer at age 19 with the honor of being Christopher Doyle’s apprentice. Literally spent her entire youth amongst film crews the 31-year-old Rain invited actress Chi-Ling Lin and actor Liu Ye to star in her first self-directed film, Beijing, New York. During Rain’s visit to Vancouver, she guested on an episode of City Chat with host Carmen to share some behind the scenes stories from Beijing, New York as well as discuss her thoughts and experiences as a young female developing a career in the film industry.

Zhang AoYue

2015-02-26

It is said that people with long arms and legs cannot dance well, but So You Think You Can Dance, China winner Zhang AoYue has proven that wrong. Zhang AoYue faced off against So You Think You Can Dance, USA’s Travis Wall, demonstrating amazing control over his body movements with fluid dance moves and skillful techniques, winning over many American fans. Recently, Zhang AoYue arrived in Vancouver for an interview on City Chat with Carmen. Carmen is an avid fan of So You Think You Can Dance, China and was greatly interested in how Zhang prepared for so many dance challenges in such a short period of time. Throughout the interview, Carmen complimented Zhang, showing admiration for his dance talents.

George Lam

2015-02-26

George Lam recently toured across Canada to thank Canadian fans for their many years of support. Lam was born with a unique voice and a wide vocal range that allows him to sing powerful high notes. During the concert, Lam performed many golden oldies throughout the 38 years of his career with his signature vocal. “What’s On” host Cliff sat down and chatted with Lam after the press conference. The two Diocesan Boy’s School alumni had actually performed together onstage when Cliff, as a member of school choir, sang backing for Lam at a concert.

Best Partners Wei Te-Sheng and Chih-ming Huang

2015-02-10

Three years ago, Director Wei Te-Sheng introduced his film Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale to Vancouver and shared his experience at City Chat for an interview with Carmen. This time, Director Wei returns with his best partner, Producer Chih-ming Huang, bringing the pairs’ newly produced film, KANO. KANO is the winner of the Audience Choice Award at the 51st Golden Horse Awards with box office revenue exceeding 300 million TWD. Set in 1931, the film takes us back to witness the Taiwan’s first ever baseball team comprising Han Chinese, Japanese, and native Taiwanese players to make it to the Japanese Koshein Stadium baseball championships. From Cape No.7, to Seediq Bale, and now KANO, Director Wei has documented the history of Taiwan through his films because he believes that films have the power to give everyone a chance to return to the past and learn to forgive and see that hatred and resentment are not the only emotions that history has to offer. Director Wei’s philosophy, of course would not have succeeded if not for the support of Producer Chih-Ming Huang. During the interview, Director Wei and Chih-ming Huang walks us through the process of producing the 400-million TWD film from early stage to post production, and share how Taiwan’s top grossing film of 2014 was created.

Shaopin Tsui

2014-12-30

Born and raised in Vancouver, Shaopin Tsui had followed his actress mum Gigi Wong to various drama shoots and interviews since he was young, triggering a dream in an acting career. From the age of 6, Shaopin had set his goal to make an achievement in the entertainment industry. He chose to attend the theater program at Vancouver Film School after high school graduation to establish a solid foundation in acting. After returning to Hong Kong, Shaopin made an appearance in his mother’s cooking program, Eating Well With Madam Wong, preparing delicious desserts for the program’s guests, earning much attention and praise. Shaopin later signed an artiste contract with TVB and began hosting the lifestyle program Dolce Vita on TVB Pearl, and was recently given the opportunity to travel to Australia to tape a travelogue with fellow artiste Kandy Wong. At 6’2” tall, and as the son of a renowned artiste naturally brings advantages to his entertainment career, but on the other hand, having been born and raised in Vancouver, the Chinese language comes as a difficult task for him as well. During his return to Vancouver for Christmas and New Year, Shaopin shared little stories of his journey and his plans for the future with TV viewers. At the age of 26, Shaopin began his career at a later age than most and therefore must work harder to make up for the time. During his interview, he also expressed his desire to accept challenges such as acting in a television drama.

King of Rookie Singers Alfred Hui

2014-12-16

Better known as “the King of Rookie Singers”, Alfred Hui has by far released four albums with a long list of hit songs and the production of a new album in progress. He swept up all four new singer awards in Hong Kong in 2011 with his debut record and subsequently earned numerous awards with his songs Mask, Grandit and Youth Anthem. While on his path to stardom, Alfred did not give up his education and successfully obtained the professional qualification as a dentist, capturing young fans’ hearts with both his intelligence and charisma. This year, with a fairytale world as the theme of Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant, handsome prince Alfred was the best candidate to be the special guest performer for the Final. During his stay in Vancouver, Alfred shared his career plans in the upcoming year with Leisure Talk and What’s On. He revealed an intention to participate in composing and writing lyrics for his upcoming album to express his view on love. In addition, Alfred is looking forward to working with different professionals in the music industry in order to expand his music style and show his fans a new dimension of himself.

Bernice Liu Brews Second Life

2014-12-12

Although Bernice Liu was the first Miss Chinese International from Vancouver to return to Hong Kong and embark on an acting career years ago, she is still very thankful to Fairchild TV for providing her with the opportunity. Whenever Bernice returns home to visit her family, she always finds time to meet with old friends at Fairchild and update her fans on her life. In recent years, Bernice has expanded her career into China, not only learning to speak fluent Mandarin, but also turning her hobby into a profession. In 2008, Bernice obtained her wine tasting certification, officially becoming a professional wine taster. She has her own vineyard in Bordeaux, France, producing her own brand of wine earning great compliments amongst other wineries and wine brewers. In 2012 Bernice was the recipient of the Gold Award at the International Women’s Wine Competition, and the Copper Award at the Decanter Asian Wine Awards. Kind-hearted Bernice often donates valuable wines to raise money for charity. Her own product was once auctioned for three hundred thousand RMB in a charity event for blind children.

Hong Kong vertran performing arts producer Tom Chiu

2014-12-09

Hong Kong vertran performing arts producer Tom Chiu recently arrived in Vancouver to take part in the judging panel of Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2014. Tom has been in the broadcasting business for over 30 years. Throughout his career, Tom has worked with dozens of Chinese and international stars in hundreds of concerts, earning much repsect in the industry. During an interview in Leisure Talk, aside from discussing his experience in performing arts, Tom has also shared anecdotes from his relationship with close friend Anita Mui.

China's Basketball Anchorwoman Betty Zhou

2014-10-21

Referred to affectionately as "China's Prettiest Bilingual Basketball Anchorwoman and Interpreter" by basketball fans, Betty Zhou was in Vancouver and interviewed in both Leisure Talk and City Chat where she shared her past experience to let Canadian audiences have a more thorough understanding of herself. Betty graduated from the Shanghai Academy of Performing Arts and went to Singapore to pursue her career while polishing her English. Later on, Betty expanded from being an actress to becoming a basketball host and anchor, stepping on a completely new horizon in her career path. Betty encourages young people not to shy away from new challenges. She also believes that they should take advantage of their youth to learn more and enrich their lives.

Renowned female soprano Jessica Yan

2014-10-07

Renowned female soprano Jessica Yan has always been a kind and warm-hearted person who takes time and care in participating in local charity events. In the midst of her preparation for an upcoming charity concert in November, Jessica was interviewed in Leisure Talk to share her thoughts. Jessica graduated from the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music and furthered her study in Romania and New York under the guidance of female soprano Ileana Cotrubas and Professor Marshall Williamson of Julliard. Throughout her career, she has participated in many performances in Canada and across Asia. Jessica revealed that the upcoming concert is her first time working with the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra when Jessica will be singing in English, Chinese, Italian, and Latin, performing classic songs in hopes of raising money for children suffering from cancer.

Theater actor Dexter Young

2014-10-02

Television and theater actor Dexter Young and his wife just visited Vancouver for vacation and to spend time with family. During the trip, Dexter was interviewed in Leisure Talk. Always interested in acting, Dexter funded and produced his own stage play in the past summer, brining a lively comedy full of positive energy to audiences, with all proceeds going towards charity. During the play’s run in Hong Kong, Dexter’s mother renowned artiste Connie Chan and his wife supported Dexter by attending every show. Connie even took part in acting one of the play’s characters on the final day. Dexter hopes to be able to perform in Vancouver in the near future and share his insight in theater acting to other parts of the world.

Leanne Li

2014-09-30

For the past 10 years, 2004 Miss Chinese Vancouver and 2005 Miss Chinese International Leanne Li has had a successful career in Hong Kong full of wonderful accomplishments. Early in September, Leanne travelled across the United States for a number of events. After completing her activities, Leanne returned to Vancouver for vacation and to visit her family. During that time, Leanne made a trip to Fairchild TV for an interview on Leisure Talk where she shared her recent endeavors and future career plans with Vancouver audiences. Program host William Ho also asked Leanne about her thoughts on her recent popular role in TVB drama Black Heart White Soul. Leanne humbly expressed that she owes thanks to her company for providing her with the opportunity to act in such a great drama. But at the same time, she also wishes to expand her horizons and gain more experience in acting comedic roles in the future. Leanne appealed to her fans show support for her role in the upcoming drama Come On, Cousin. Apart from acting, Leanne will be shooting a travelogue with her boyfriend Wong Cho Lam. Leanne, Cho Lam will invite couples in the entertainment business to travel to places around the world and experience a romantic, honeymoon style vacation as well as sharing relationship building tips.

Gigi Mak

2014-09-17

Previous Fairchild Radio DJ Gigi Mak has just returned to Vancouver to visit her family. During her stay, she came up to the station for an interview on Leisure Talk and at the same time, had a warm reunion with program host Mary. Gigi comes from a music family. Her father, Mak YatMing is an experienced recording and concert sound engineer, while her younger sister is promising younger generation singing artiste Keeva Mak. Influenced by her father since a young age, Gigi has grown up with a deep interest in music, broadcasting, and music production. Gigi joined Fairchild Radio in 2003, specialized in the areas of commercial production and program hosting, beginning her journey towards her dream. In 2008 Gigi retuned to Hong Kong and was hired by Metro Radio, taking on broadcasting and creative production work. Gigi expressed that she feels very fortunate to be able to pursue a career that she loves, and she hopes to bring happiness to the listeners through her voice and music.

Louie Castro and Rowena Cortes

2014-09-08

After years of absence from performing together, Louis Castro and Rowena Cortes were once again partnering up for a concert in Vancouver. In the midst of their preparations, they visited Fairchild TV for an interview in ‘Leisure Talk’ to discuss advances in their career and future plans. Louie is famous for his role as ‘Little Ha’ in the segment of ‘Little Ha and Daddy’ in ‘Enjoy Yourself Tonight’. Louie joined hands with Lo Hoi Pang as father and son, bringing much joy and laughter to audiences in Hong Kong. Louie’s talented partner Rowena has had many amazing achievements in her career as well. Rowena won her first singing competition at the young age of 5. Debuting at 14, Rowena has since won numerous new singer awards and album awards, receiving the attention of many fans. During their Vancouver concert, the pair sang many hit songs from the past giving audiences a night to remember.

Lawrence Ng, Edwin Siu, and Fred Cheng

2014-09-08

TVB Fans Party 2014 performers, the three handsome idols Lawrence Ng, Edwin Siu, and Fred Cheng, aside from showing their charismatic performance on stage and interacting with fans, had also been interviewed in Leisure Talk to reveal their recent endeavors. During the interview Lawrence shared his personal health and beauty tips with the audience and also stated that he will be taking on the role as a correctional officer in the upcoming drama The Battle of Tomorrow. The ups and downs of Edwin Siu’s were reflected in his portrayal of the character Law Wai Shun in the hit drama Brother’s Keeper. Edwin expressed that he wishes to challenge himself further by depicting even a wider range of characters on TV. Lastly, humble Vancouverite Fred is still managing his rise to stardom in such a short period of time through The Voice of the Stars. He also extended his infinite gratitude towards his mentor and plans to hold a solo concert in Canada in the future.

Beauty Pageant Expert Deborah Moore

2014-09-03

Shortly after returning from her trip to Europe, Deborah Moore was interviewed by Leisure Talk, not to share her expertise in gourmet cuisine, but instead to talk about her experience in beauty pageants. Deborah expressed that participating in a pageant completely changed her life. Not only did she improve her inner beauty, but she was also able to broaden her horizons and gain valuable life experiences. In addition, having been a judge for Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant for several years, Deborah also shared her own judging criteria for selecting Miss Chinese Vancouver. She encouraged young women to challenge themselves and join in at a pageant to create unforgettable memories for themselves.

MC Jin

2014-08-29

Witty and humorous MC Jin is talented in music and dance. Recently, MC Jin made a trip to Vancouver as the guest performer for Sunshine Nation. During the interview in Leisure Talk, his funny and friendly personality was fully expressed when he chatted with program host Mary on a variety of topics. MC Jin also showed off his eloquent rapping skills by demonstrating a freestyle rap for TV viewers, bringing a lot of excitements to the studio. Please tune in to Leisure Talk for more on this interesting interview!

Betty Lai

2014-08-21

Although it has been a while since Betty Lai appeared on screen, the actress paid a visit to Fairchild TV and accepted an interview on Leisure Talk when she made a short trip to Vancouver. During the interview, Betty spoke about her experiences in acting since her debut in the 70’s and her life after leaving the industry. With a great passion in singing and dancing since she was young, Betty first debuted as a singer in 1973, appearing as one of the main acts on the show Enjoy Yourself Tonight. Since then, Betty Lai has participated in a number of television dramas, recorded many albums with her older sister Sylvia Lai, and even played a role in film productions. Over the years, Betty gradually left the entertainment industry behind, but occasionally, she still holds performances all around the world. During the interview she expressed that she thoroughly enjoys her current lifestyle, but sometimes misses her glorious days on stage.

Fire of Desire

2014-08-18

Three very creative theatre troops gathered in Vancouver for the opening of a theatre festival taking place this August. The two main actors of ‘Fire of Desire’ Perry Chiu and Lee Yun Ki, along with the director, Clifton Ko, caught up with program host of Leisure Talk to share their many years of experience in theatre. Perry expressed that in the play, not only would she have a very passionate performance, but it would also be the first time that her pole dancing being featured. In addition, Perry revealed that her partner, Lee Yun Ki would also be putting on a sexy performance as well. ‘Fire of Desire’ director, Clifton Ko, wished that the production would be a meeting of Chinese and Western cultures. The day of the interview happened to be the following day of program host Eileen Fong’s birthday. To celebrate, the production crew surprised Eileen with a cake when the three guests offered their warm congratulations.

Cantonese opera singer Mark Wan

2014-08-15

Cantonese opera singer Marc Wan recently visited Vancouver for a performance and was interviewed in Leisure Talk. From a young age, Mark learned the art of Cantonese opera from renowned Cantonese opera master Wang Yue Sheng. Later on, he joined Law Kar-Ying and Lee BaoYing at a Cantonese opera group at the art institution. During his career, Mark has worked with a number of influential artistes including Wong Chiu Kwan, Susanna Cheng, and Gao Li, participating in over 100 operas. Mark once performed for 29 consecutive days, totaling in 59 performances, setting a record in Cantonese Opera. Recently, Mark has also been taking part in acting for television dramas as well. Although he is very busy, Mark expressed that he enjoys his work and is content with the life that he is currently leading.

Thelma Leung Charity Concert

2014-08-06

Thelma Leung has just visited Fairchild TV for interviews in both Leisure Talk and City Chat to promote her upcoming charity concert. Thelma has been passionate about music since she was young and in the 70’s began her musical journey when she was hired as the main singer in many well-known nightclubs. Later on she was discovered by record producer KK Wong, and officially became a singer when her debut album was released. After immigrating to Vancouver, Thelma has not stopped her work in the music realm, often making appearances in various musical events and acting as a judge for New Talent Singing Awards. Thelma has always been active in charity works. She hopes that through the upcoming charity concert she will be able to help even more people in need. Thelma also revealed that for her concert, she and special guest Brenda Lo have prepared some unique performance together. Be sure not to miss out on this wonderful event!

Ada Choi shares her testimony

2014-08-01

A faithful Christian, Ada Choi recently visited Vancouver to share her testimony of her past 10 years experience on family, children and career under the guidance of the Lord. Working in both Hong Kong and Mainland China, Ada is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin. She held two sessions in both dialects attracting over 1000 people to the event. Ada was interviewed afterwards by “What’s On”, revealing some insights of her future plans.

Star Chef Christian Yang

2014-07-30

Culinary ‘magician’ and celebrity chef Christian Yang was invited by Fairchild TV to be the instructor and judge for Chef Corner Jr. Vancouver. In the midst of his busy schedule, Christian squeezed time to be interviewed by Leisure Talk. Christian is a renowned celebrity chef in Hong Kong. In 2011, he participated in the first Asian Food Channel Celebrity Chef Competition and made it into the top 5. Since then, Christian has expanded his talent beyond the kitchen to appear onscreen as a host of multiple culinary programs, including participating as a judge and mentor for Hong Kong hit television program Chef Corner Jr. Christian, who prefers a free-style of cooking, is just as free and easygoing outside the kitchen as in, chatting with program host Mary and filling the studio with a cheerful mood throughout the interview.

Wan Fei Yin and Chen Lin Yu’s Passion for the Arts

2014-07-18

Renowned Cantonese Opera artistes, Wan Fei Yin and Chan Lin Yu visited Fairchild TV for an interview in Leisure Talk. The two shared their recent endeavors and past happy and tough moments on stage. Wai Fei Yin’s mother had inspired her to develop a passion for Cantonese Opera from a young age. She began learning opera in the 60’s taking lessons from celebrated musician Wong Yue Sheng and greatly improved her knowledge in the art, hence, earning respect from many of her juniors. Chan Lin Yu began learning pipa at the age of 14. In 1977, under the recommendation of her school, she enrolled in the Guang Dong Music Academy, becoming one of the Academy’s most praised pipa player, performer and teacher. The two artistes’ contributions to Cantonese opera is truly to be commended.

Pamela Peck and Paul Tse

2014-07-10

Active in both governmental and entertainment activities, Pamela Peck and Paul Tse are prominent figures in both the political and celebrity worlds. The two travelled to Vancouver lately for a holiday and was interviewed at Leisure Talk to reveal their recent endeavors. As an experienced lawyer and a member of the legislative council, Paul certainly discussed current political issues in Hong Kong during the interview, while Pamela shared tips on keeping fit and slimming down. Ladies who are interested in useful beauty tricks be sure not to miss out on this upcoming broadcast of Leisure Talk!

Tam Bing Man

2014-06-23

Tam Bing Man began voice dubbing in the 60’s. When he joined TVB in the 70’s, he continued voice dubbing and started acting onscreen. As one of the main stars in TVB’s long lasting variety show, ‘Enjoy Yourself Tonight’, Tam caught audience’s hearts with his funny and cheerful personality. The talented Mr. Tam also made a success story in the music business with his all time favorite ‘First Dream-like Loving experience’. Earlier this year, TVB presented Mr. Tam with an award to commemorate his lifetime achievements and celebrate his many contributions in the voice dubbing industry. Tam recently travelled to North American for a series or performances and was interviewed by Fairchild TV. He is still very healthy at age 80 and revealed in the interview that he currently has no plans for retirement.

Star Chef Denice Wai

2014-06-11

Originally from Canada, Hong Kong star chef Denice Wai recently returned to Vancouver and was interviewed in Leisure Talk. Denice was educated by her father, also a chef, on the area of culinary arts at a young age. She has since developed a strong passion for cooking. Being trained in Italy and England, Denice has appeared as a host in many culinary programs in Hong Kong and published a number of cookbooks. Denice will participate in Deborah Moore’s new cooking show ‘Summer Cooking’ as a guest host and spend a happy and delicious summer with viewers in Canada.

Singer-Songwriter Adason Lo

2014-05-23

Singer-songwriter Adason Lo was invited by SQ18 to Vancouver as the guest performer of the event. In spite of his busy schedule, Adason made the time to visit Fairchild TV for an interview on Leisure Talk with host, Mary Lo. During the interview he emphasized the firm belief in his own music, hence will not easily conform to industry norm and compose songs that follow the popular trends. Sometimes his music may come off as quite alternative. Adason also thanked his record company for giving him freedom in song writing as he is able to try a variety of genres and always surprise his fans with fresh music. The staff at Fairchild prepared a birthday surprise for Mary as it was just a few days before her big day. Adason also sang a birthday song to celebrate, leaving Mary with an exciting and unforgettable memory.

Theater actress Bonnie Lam

2014-05-21

Talented Hong Kong theatre actress Bonnie Lam graduated from the Theatre department of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. Throughout her acting career, she has taken on many different roles, showing a multifaceted herself in coaching, acting and singing. As a four-time recipient of Best Actress and four-time recipient of Best Supporting Actress of the Hong Kong Drama Awards, Bonnie is one of the actresses to win the most awards in the Hong Kong theatre field. Recently, Bonnie visited Vancouver to perform in a drama and was interviewed by Leisure Talk where she shared her experiences in the acting industry.

Cantonese Opera Singers Visit Vancouver

2014-05-15

Cantonese opera performers Chan Wan Hung, Ou Kai Ming, Li Jun Sheng, and Cui Yu Mei from Guang Zhou Cantonese Opera Academy were invited for an interview at Leisure Talk to share their many years in the Cantonese opera field. Although they had just arrived in Vancouver and had yet to adjust to the time difference, due to their tight promotional schedule and preparation for their performance, they still appeared at the show with energy and enthusiasm. Each of them have very different performing styles, their voices ranging from powerful, deep baritones to sweet, pleasant sopranos. Each of the performers have extensive experience in the art, and have brought two wonderful and exciting performances to fans in Vancouver.

Annabelle Louie Charity Concert

2014-04-30

Renowned artiste and singing coach Annabelle Louie reversed her role in Leisure Talk and appeared as a guest this time to promote her upcoming charity concert. Loving and kind Annabelle expressed that all proceeds of the concert will be donated towards helping the children in China suffering from AIDS. Although this is not the first time for her to work with guest performer, former lead singer of the band Tai Chi, Albert Lui, Vancouver audiences are in for a unforgettable night filled with mesmerizing music!

Actor Eddy Ko Guests on Leisure Talk

2014-04-28

Veteran actor Eddy Ko has made frequent trips between Hong Kong and Canada for work and for leisure. He recently returned to Vancouver partially for work and partially for time with his family. When Eddy was interviewed in “Leisure Talk”, he mentioned that his last visit to the Fairchild studio was three years ago. This time, he brought along his 20-year-old acoustic guitar for a special performance. His romantic song was a big contrast from his usual tough appearance, yet the warm melody did fill the entire studio with a lovely atmosphere.

Special Guest Performer of Super 10: William Hu

2014-04-12

Special Guest Performer of Super 10 Golden Voice Challenge was interviewed in Leisure Talk to review his 30 years of experience in the industry. William entered the Hong Kong entertainment industry at the age of 15 when participating in the first Hong Kong New Talent Singing Awards. Since his debut, William has had a lot of opportunities to take part in all aspects of the entertainment industry including singing, hosting, and even acting in films and television series. When William was 30 years old, he left Hong Kong to start a new life in England until 2007 when he returned to care for his aging parents. Since then not only has William released a new album, but he has also participated in a new TVB drama as Officer Geomancer. William, who seems to never age, shared his love for cooking in the program with his longtime friend Annabelle, exchanging culinary and skin care tips as well.

Taiwanese Producer Fan KeQin

2014-04-03

Taiwanese creative guru Fan KeQin has worked in commercial production for over 15 years. Not only was Fan the producer of the Taiwan Pavilion’s theme song for the Shanghai World Expo, he also holds the record as the highest paid executive director in Taiwan. Fan was recently interviewed in City Chat when he revealed that the purpose of his visit to Vancouver was to participate at a charity bicycle marathon. It will begin in Vancouver, passing through Seattle and Portland, and finally finishing in Los Angeles, travelling a total of 2000 kilometers. Although Fan has depended on his wheelchair for mobility since a young age, he is determined to complete the task and will document the entire process as an appreciation of the endless possibilities that life can offer.

Opera Master Toa Wong

2014-03-31

Cantonese opera master Toa Wong just celebrated his 100th birthday late last year. He recently made a visit to Fairchild TV for an interview in Leisure Talk with William Ho, in which he shared his 80 years experience in performing arts. Master Wong has rich knowledge and skill in the art of Cantonese opera. Throughout the years he has fully supported and nurtured many of his juniors, earning respect from others throughout the industry. In 2012 master Wong was awarded as Honorary Citizenship of Vancouver to celebrate the countless contributions that he has made to both Cantonese opera and to the community.

Hong Kong Cantonese Opera Singers

2014-03-28

A group of renowned Cantonese Opera singers recently travelled to Vancouver to perform at a concert. Of the talented singers that came, Leung Siu Ming, Wong Chiu Kwan, and Chan Wing Yee visited Fairchild TV as guests in Leisure Talk with host William Ho. Popular actor from China Leung Siu Ming was trained in Cantonese Opera from a young age and has worked with countless other famous Cantonese Opera performers in the industry. Wong Chiu Kwan studied under opera singer Tan San San. In the 90’s Wong worked with a number of successful Cantonese Opera Troupes until last year when Wong and Leung partnered up to form the Siu Kwan Ying Opera Troupe. Chan Wing Yee has had a deep interest in Cantonese Opera from a young age and spent many years learning from famous opera singers in the industry earning rich experiences from performing in all parts of the world. In their interviews, the three each expressed their desire to spread Cantonese Opera culture to the world, hoping that more people will be inspired by the traditional art. On the day of Chan Wing Yee’s interview Fairchild staff members brought out a cake to surprise William as his birthday was approaching. Chan joined in to sing the birthday song for William, filling the whole studio with cheers and celebration.

Ms. Lee Bick Sum

2014-03-14

Well known in the broadcasting industry, Ms. Lee Bick Sum was once a Host, Producer, and Assistant Director at the Hong Kong Commercial Broadcasting Company for a number of years. She was invited to Vancouver to host two sessions during the International Women’s Day, sharing her beliefs on women’s role and responsibilities in our society. She took valuable time from her day to participate in an interview for Leisure Talk, hosted by Eileen Fong, discussing about current news and thoughts. What will it be like when the two come together?

Hong Kong Actor Alan Kwan

2014-03-06

Although many people may not recognize his name, avid television fans will recognize his face as someone who often appears on screen. After graduating from the TVB acting class in 1971, Alan later joined ATV and has since played many different characters and appeared in over a hundred television dramas for the past 30 years. Alan previously visited Fairchild TV to guest on Leisure Talk. During the interview, Alan shared his experiences from his many years of acting and revealed his future plans after leaving ATV. For more details on Alan’s interview please tune in for Leisure Talk!

Tang Guo Qiang and Zhang Tielin

2014-02-14

A number of Chinese artistes arrived in Vancouver earlier this month for a performance at the Year of the Horse Spring Festival Gala. A press conference was held for them to meet with the media in Vancouver. During the press conference, Tang Guo Qiang, who became famous for his role as Zhuge Liang in the film ‘Three Kingdoms’, and Zhang Tielin, for his roles as emperor in various television dramas, were interviewed by Talentvision host Carmen. They expressed that despite the long tiring flight, they would still work their best to conjure up an exciting and interesting show in Vancouver, hoping to bring to the audience an unforgettable evening.

Soler Explores Vancouver

2014-02-13

Members of the group Soler, twin brothers Dino and Julio recently visited Vancouver during the Chinese New Year for work and for a vacation. While it is older brother Julio’s first time visiting, this year will be younger brother Dino’s second consecutive Chinese New Year in Vancouver. Dino acted as a tour guide for his older brother, bringing Julio sightseeing around the Vancouver area. Julio was amazed by the bright blue skies and beautiful natural scenery. The two brothers were interviewed by FTV hosts to share their recent projects and future plans, expressing their wish to create even more wonderful music in the coming year.

International Star Chef Martin Yan

2014-02-06

Internationally renowned star chef and cooking show host Martin Yan was invited to an event in Richmond during the Chinese New Year to promote Chinese delicacies culture. He showed off his meticulous knife work and cutting techniques wowing the audience with his amazing culinary skills at the event. During his trip, Martin was interviewed by both City Chat host Carmen and What’s On host Vicky. Martin wishes that his expertise can help to elevate culinary culture and Chinese cuisine to an international level.

Johnny Ip’s 40 Years of Glory

2014-02-05

Johnny Ip recently visited Vancouver to hold an anniversary concert in celebration of his 42 years in the music industry. Together with his local fans, he shared a wonderful evening of popular songs from throughout his career. During his stay in Vancouver, he was interviewed by Leisure Talk host William Ho, shared his experiences and all the precious memories in the industry and at the same time revealed his plans for the new year and his hopes for the future.

Folk Song Prince Albert Au collaborates in performance with Brenda Lo

2014-01-24

Prince of folk songs, Albert Au, recently visited Vancouver for his two concerts with Brenda. In spite of his tight schedule, he especially made time for an interview on Leisure Talk with host Eileen Fong. During the interview, Albert expressed his excitement for this time’s visit to Vancouver. Apart from sharing his music with lovers of folk music, more importantly, he was able to catch up with his old friend, Brenda Lo, and spend quality time performing with her on stage. Albert and Brenda have been friends since childhood. Although both are DJ’s, they worked for different radio stations and seldom had the chance to perform together. It was their first official time on stage together, hence has brought lots of excitement to fans.

Lin Geng Xian and Gong Zhong Hui

2014-01-15

The 5th annual Chinese New Year Gala was held in Vancouver earlier this month with artistes and entertainers from around the world making appearances. Among these talented guests, 2010 winner of the Global Chinese Golden Disk Award, Lin Geng Xian and dance star Gong Zhong Hui visited Fairchild TV in the midst of their tight schedule for an interview in City Chat with host, Carmen, to share their experience during this trip and the projects they recently work on.

Tats Lau

2013-11-10

Talented Hong Kong singer, songwriter, and actor Tats Lau visited Vancouver for a vacation with his wife earlier this November. It has been a year and a half since Tats appeared as a special guest coach for the New Talent Singing Awards Vancouver Audition 2012. This time, Tats has once again come to Fairchild Television for an interview on Leisure Talk. Tats, who has always been a strong supporter of charities, revealed during the interview that this trip was not only for holiday, but also to volunteer for the Chi Heng Foundation Canada in hopes that his songs and laughter will help the children in China suffering from AIDS.

Renowned GuangZhou Cantonese Opera

2013-10-24

Recently, renowned GuangZhou Cantonese opera performer He HuaZhan and ‘Golden Voice’ singer Jian YanPing traveled to Vancouver from Toronto to be interviewed by Leisure Talk host William Ho to promote their Cantonese opera performance in Vancouver. During the interview, not only did they reminisce on their debut and journey in the Cantonese opera industry, but also promoted Cantonese opera culture in hopes of educating and familiarizing the city of Vancouver with this traditional Chinese performing art.

Elvina Kong

2013-10-17

Elvina Kong is very talented not only in acting, but in singing, comedy, and hosting shows as well. Be it comedic jokes, or serious acting performances, Elvina always puts her best effort into her work. Her incredible ability in impersonating different celebrities is hugely popular among audiences, and thus she is often invited to attend many charity events, private parties, and concerts. Currently Elvina is shooting a TVB drama, where she is portraying one of the female leads. In her most recent visit to Vancouver, she took the time to accept an interview for Leisure Talk with program host Mary Lo. In the interview Elvina shared her experiences in having a fresh start in life and reveals her plans for the future.

Joe Junior

2013-10-16

Joe Junior has been a renowned singing artiste in the Hong Kong entertainment industry for 46 years. Yet, he never ceases to amaze audiences with his beautiful vocals. Anyone who has watched a live performance from this incredible singer of the 60’s will be moved by the emotions that he expresses in his songs. When Joe Junior took on the role of Dr. Dylan in the television drama When Heaven Burns, his famous phrase “This City is Dying! U know?” caught the attention of many young audiences everywhere, leading him to instant popularity. Recently, Joe Junior made a special trip to Vancouver in order to perform for the Chi Heng Foundation charity gala. During his trip, he visited Fairchild TV for an interview on Leisure Talk with program host Annabelle Louie. The two talented singers had a wonderful time during the interview, reminiscing the golden ages of music and the ups and downs of the music industry.

Allan Lau

2013-10-15

Every year the New Talent Singing Awards not only leads to the discovery of many local artistes, but it also provides a stage for many aspiring music talents to test their abilities and express their music dreams. Former New Talent Singing Awards Vancouver Audition music director, Allan Lau is a perfect example. Having returned to Hong Kong to pursue a music career in 2004, Allan has been working in the Hong Kong music industry for almost ten years, collaborating with a number of renowned artists such as Alan Tam, Jackie Chan. Jacky Cheung, Faye Wong, Jan Lamb, and many more. Allan has become one of the most in-demand pianists in the industry today. Apart from being a skilled pianist, Allan is also gifted in composing music. In the past, Allan has scored many well-known movies such as Andy Lau and Nicholas Tse’s The New Shaolin Temple, and Jackie Chan’s Chinese Zodiac. Recently, Allan visited Vancouver as a member ofthe music production team for Liza Wang and Adam Cheng’s concert. Allan especially took the time to appear in Leisure Talk hosted by his good friend William Ho. In the interview, along with Duck Lau and female artist Gloria, Allan shared his experiences in producing music for concerts and other special performances.

Renowned Chinese Author Pai Hsien-yung

2013-10-07

Renowned Chinese author Pai Hsien-yung arrived in Vancouver last month to hold a lecture and book signing for his book Father and the Republic. Pai Hsien-yung was born during the time of the Japanese war, and his father was a general of the Chinese Nationalist Party. He studied English literature at the National University of Taiwan, and has since then written many well-known works. During his visit to Vancouver, Pai Hsien-yung made the time to visit Fairchild Television for interviews on both Leisure Talk and City Chat. In his interview he shared details on his relationship with his father, General Bai Chongxi. He also revealed that he plans to always continue writing, and will be releasing a second part of his book, Father and the Republic, next year.

Alice Lau

2013-09-28

Renowned Hong Kong artiste Alice Lau arrived in Vancouver earlier this week to hold a charity concert at the River Rock Show Theater. Although this is not her first time visiting, this is Alice’s first time holding a solo concert in Vancouver. The night of the concert, not only did Alice sing a number of her own specially selected songs, she also performed a number of songs by other famous Hong Kong singers. That night Alice also invited her mother to be the special guest of the show. Alice and her mother will be appearing on Leisure Talk to share their recent and future plans.

Taiwanese Artists North American Tour

2013-09-27

Recently a number of famous Taiwanese artists kicked off their North American tour with a concert in Vancouver. Among these artists, 5 of them accepted an interview with the host of City Chat, Carmen, including Taiwanese singer-songwriter and producer, Kevin Lin, the first singer to sing pop songs at the Taipei National Theater and Concert Hall, Christine Hsu, Prince of Musicals, Berson Wang, and renowned singer of the 1980’s and 1990’s SuLai, and Shelly. In the interview they talked about their recent endeavors and revealed that in their concerts they will be bringing audiences back to reminisce the past with a series of famous songs from the past.

Teresa Carpio

2013-09-27

Queen of the Hong Kong music industry, Teresa Carpio, was born into a family with a strong musical background. Her natural singing talent allowed her to become a musical sensation in the 1970’s. In the past decades, she has gathered much musical experience and has used this experience to coach and teach many renowned Hong Kong artists in the music industry today. This time she has come to Vancouver to hold a charity concert and has even brought her daughter, T.V. Carpio, a musical and television actress in America, to Fairchild TV for an interview with Annabelle Louie and Gary to share her recent plans and her experience in coaching music.