Sunday, September 10, 2006

[Ta Kung Pao 10/09/06]

Steven Ma, Sonija Kwok, Moses Chan, Tavia Yeung and Kenny Wong took part in a promotion for "Land of Wealth" yesterday in Tsuen Wan, where a lion dance was arranged to build the atmosphere. As Steven had been absent from the last event, he explained that he has been busy filming for the short info clips during the end credits of the series and as there are over thirty episodes, he nearly lost his voice as a result and he was suffering from tonsilitis. As he has been the centre of earlier rumours about romance and falling out with Sonija, there have been suggestions he is avoiding her, but he says that there is no such thing and he happily posed for photographs with Sonija yesterday as they chatted and laughed on and off the stage.

Asked about her cheerful banter with Steven and what they were discussing, Sonija said: "He asked me if it was hard work filming for 'Cadets on the Beat' and I said it wasn't. (Have you made up with him now?) I have been normal colleagues all along and we get on well and peacefully. " As for the reports of her rumoured tycoon 'Shell King' boyfriend Mr Chan offering $30 million to promote her, she immediately replied curtly: "So happy? They make the sum so large? I have only actually seen him twice and I have nothing to do with him, but he is always being linked with me in reports. (Find another boyfriend and they won't write about him any more?) No one wants me and I have to work every day. (Yoyo Mung has to work every day but she has found Ekin?) I can't talk about other people's affairs."

Also Moses was arranged to sing the ending theme song to the series at yesterday's event, but not only did he have to mime, he also had to read the lyrics from a crib sheet. Afterwards he explained that he was not up to standard because of lack of sleep, but he promises to sing live next time. For Steven who hails from a singing background, he did not sing and Moses was asked if he had been favoured over Steven. He immediately replied: "Don't say that! This was arranged by the company and I am happy to have the opportunity to sing."


[Ta Kung Pao 10/09/06]

Newlyweds Roger Kwok and Cindy Au were invited to the first legally binding mass wedding ceremony yesterday to be wedding ambassadors and witness the wedding ceremonies of the twenty-four couples, bringing back loving memories of their own wedding day. The couple shared their thoughts about getting along with each other with the couples and Roger complied with MC Lily Lei's request for him to kiss his wife.

Roger and Cindy also acted as judges in the contest between the couples to say the sweetest thing to their other halves. When they were asked which words were most memorable for them, Roger laughs that he does not say many romantic words usually, so when he saw so many people doing it yesterday, it was all very unusual for him. Asked if he has already achieved his goal in marrying Cindy, he laughed in agreement. Cindy says that during their wedding ceremony, Roger vowed in front of their friends and family to look after her for the rest of her life and this touched her so much that she almost cried. When Roger heard this, he joked: "I did that for you too, I wanted to cry as well!"

Many family members of the wedding couples at the event were fighting to have their photographs taken with Roger and Cindy, saying that their faces looked very alike, which Roger agrees with. Cindy once again dispels rumours that she is pregnant, saying: "Not yet! When I went to buy ice cream and watermelon juice, they would not sell it to me because they said I cannot eat these things when I am pregnant. I had to promise them I was not pregnant before they would sell it to me!" As for Roger, he says he is quite eager to become a father and laughs: "I'll start work on it when I get home, with so many weddings today, it has to be a good day!" Although they have had their wedding banquet and ceremony already, they have still not registered the marriage, so Roger says they will do this shortly.


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