Old Hong Kong: Tai O Fishing Village

Catch a glimpse of the old fishing village with traditional stilt houses on the Western Side of Lantau Island, Hong Kong. Before Hong Kong became a global financial hub, Tai O was famous fishing village which was well-loved for culture, seafood snacks and stilt-houses. Separated by a small river, Tai O is a quaint village…

[The Grown Up Child Actor] Hi

My name is Rachel. Born in Hong Kong, raised here as an actress. I was maybe four years old when I first started acting, 24 when I finally walked away from it all. I was younger than most of my colleagues, but had the most experience at least in terms of years. For twelve months…

Nara, Japan

Nara is only about 40 minutes away from Osaka by train, and is definitely worth the trip. Famous for their free-roaming deers, Nara Park is only about 10 minutes walk from the station. It is a straight shot and you know you’ve made it when you see the stalls selling deer crackers. Nara Park is…

Kaiyukan – Osaka Aquarium

Growing up in Hong Kong means that when I travel, aquariums rarely make it onto my to-do list. We have Ocean Park and we take these things for granted. As a “been there done that” kind of traveler who sees a sight and does not know what to do with it, being in Osaka posed a small…

Weekend Taipei Trip

Sometimes (all the time) work just gets too crazy and you get really desperate to GTFO. Well I didn’t have the balls to actually walk away from my life so a friend and I went to Taipei for a weekend. I left work 2 hours early on a Friday (with permission, thanks for checking), and…

Beef & Liberty, Hong Kong

I suggested Beef & Liberty for my friend’s birthday dinner, without knowing that they have a roof top! I fell in love with the roof top garden as soon as we got there: couches, lamps, foosball table, huge plants (didn’t find out if they were real), and everything that looks urban with a slight touch of…

Miley’s Hair.

I have a confession to make: every time I see Miley Cyrus’ hair I secretly wish I have hair like that. Not her hair, but like her hair. Actually, I’m not a big fan of her hair; but there’s something about her attitude that makes me think: yeah, people think she’s gone too far or whatnot, but on…

「明星」不是聾啞人士。

雖然我已經不是演員,不過還是會經歷一些演員經常面對的事情。例如:被人認出(曾經)是演員。 演員真的因為要顧及型像一般都不能夠暢所欲言講出心底話。昨天碰上一些小事讓我想起一些想分享的點滴。 我們這些不是一、二線的演員,剛認識人的時候他們會稱我們為「明星」-通常我都會尷尬地說其實我是個演員而已;因為「明星」這名銜我覺得有點誇張之外我亦擔當不起。然後他們之後的五個問題以內通常會包括「(你在TVB工作)那你是不是會遇見很多明星?」各位準備好沒有?我要「開波」了。這些時候口裡講的是「啊,對啊…」,但是心裡想的是「你傻的嗎?那當然。我在哪裏工作?你根本就是在說:啊,你會上班的,那你是不是會遇見你的同事?」天啊。當然,我們明白大家都只是好奇…不過我也只是分享一下那一刻我心裡真的會覺得這問題挺無聊的。不過當然,遇上興奮的人,一般都是「有佢講無我講」:就是說,他們都這麼興奮好奇,就會不斷地問問題,但是都是一些我們沒什麼可以回答的問題。哈哈哈。 另外,在大大小小的場合裡當過受矚目的人都應該會試過:你會發現人真的十分之主觀。把你認出的人會:一、睜大雙眼、「眼金金」地看著你;或者,二、不斷地明顯地「偷看」你,然後看別處或跟身邊的人一邊細語一邊以高頻率地再次回頭明顯地「偷看」你。 OK,我要借這個機會跟大家解析一件事。我知道大家一般都是從某種屏幕上看見我們,但如果你在現實生活中看見我們,我們已經不是在屏幕上…所以我們其實是看到你、更聽到你的。你站在我身旁大聲地說:「他是TVB的誰啊!」是整個車廂/餐廳/附近的人都聽到的。我們不給反應不是我們盲了或者聾了,是免得給反應而已;因為有些人很有趣,自己這麼大聲大動作 -人的基本反應也就是會看過來吧 - 當我們看過去的時候,他們眼神卻像被你冒犯了,像說著「望咩jek望?」。你都痴線,你那麼大聲說我的名、我參與的劇集,我望一望過來也是正常的反射反應對吧?我還沒問你「望咩jek望?」… 那昨天到底發生什麼事讓我想起這些「點滴」呢?其實真係是很少、經常發生、更是沒有讓我難過的事(就算覺得有點麻煩也不多不少算是習慣了吧),不過也是趣事我便分享一下吧。 昨天在我operate的班機裏面有TVB的演員,也就是我的舊同事吧。我不是負責他們的範圍,不過因為工作我也有經過過。其中一位演員/明星挺有名的,他身後的幾位乘客在我派發入境表的時候已經將我認出,還超大聲的問我是不是TVB的。之後,我一邊工作一邊走上走落,當然他們久不久都會看著(也當然,我是看到的)。到差不多降落的時候,有一位乘客將手機提高,鏡頭向著我,閃光燈一閃,被我用手擋住了!我知道我已經解釋好多事,但我身為cabin crew也想為我的同事們講一番話。我們知道、也appreciate各位乘客對我們的好奇,但是你們總不能二話不說、電話提起,便打算拍我們的照。希望各位尊重一下別人,如果我突然將電話放到你面前拍你的照你也不爽,對吧?況且,在機艙裏面不止你一位乘客,你隨便拍照有機會拍到其他乘客,他們也可能不滿意的。講到重點,你隨便拍我們的照,但是我們沒有準備,表情會很醜,ok????? 哈哈。不過認真說,就算以前是演員我也很討厭這樣,你要拍照你就開口自己過來問,我們沒有什麼原因不讓你拍,但是我們有的時候你要尊重,因為這也是尊重自己的行為。還有,我長氣多說一次,換轉是你也不爽吧?你會否覺得不知道我拍你的照要作什麼用途?那為甚麼我們的照就可以讓你隨便拍下呢? Anyway,我想說的,就是人真的可以很主觀,你要拍照,你竟然不顧及那人的感受、也不尊重他。你要看明星,那麼多動作,也沒有發現有一位一線明星在過去三個半小時一直坐在你面前。

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Welcome to Amsterdam! On this trip I had roughly 48 hours to explore and enjoy the city. I spent my first morning catching up on some sleep and visited the city (Amsterdam Centraal) for lunch. My friends and I also spent the whole afternoon pointlessly walking around and taking photos of the canals.   We…