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Stella Lee


IP: 219.76.64.4

Oct 17, 03 - 8:56 PM
Worry about Anita

Dear Webmaster,

After visited you website and known the report of Anita. I agree with you and worry about Anita a lot. Drink or not drink is the privacy of Anita, but she really can't drink even a little bit! She still has to fight for the left
behind 20%.

It iss not the first time she drinks, during her birthday party she was drinking a little bit too.

We have lost a few high standard singers, I don't want to
lose Anita.

Oh Anita! Please! Treasure your health and life. Don't do
things that make your fans feel disappointed and worried about
you all time.
Woodstock


IP: 218.103.136.249

Oct 17th, 2003 - 10:07 PM
Re: Worry about Anita

I fully agree with you, Stella. I think Ah Mui should not overlook the 20%......since the just finished therapy treatment could not get her 100% recovery, it meant this 20% is a tough one, she just have to be tougher in order to win over it.

I believer Ah Mui is mature enough to know what she is doing, so let's not worry about her too much.
jack


IP: 64.178.98.10

Dec 10, 03 - 9:09 PM
anita should rest

anita should really rest and not work on zhang's movie... she had a major concert on top of that she must of done a lot of rehearsals for this. she went to japan and did a commercial and held many other charity functions ... even a very normal person would need some rest... besides i dont think that zhang yimou's movies are that great anyways! sorrie but that's just my opinion... get some rest anita and take care! but i support you
Woodstock


IP: 218.103.251.4

Dec 10th, 2003 - 9:34 PM
Re: anita should rest

I think Mui has to make a decision on this very soon. Right now, all her friends persuade her not to take up this job, and want her to have more rest.

Personally I believe she needs more rest too. Also the cold weather in Northern China is really not suitable for her. Actually the shooting of the TV ad was only 2 days, but she already came back as an entirely different person from the day she left HK. So really wonder how she can stand the severe cold of continental cold weather of N.and N. Western China.

Also if her role in the movie has to be cut to be so little just to give her a part, then really not worth going at all. (BTW, I just assume her part will be cut short as it was mentioned in paper all the time.)

I think it is quite difficult for her to make the decision, as she always likes to work with ZYM, also she always likes to honor her promise. Anyway, as you, Jack, I will support her forever.
skippy


IP: 68.73.146.246

Dec 16th, 2003 - 10:07 PM
Re: anita should rest

Jack,
I agree with you, Ah Mui needs her rest, and it looks like her true friends and family may have finally convinced her that her health is the most important thing for her, than any movies, concerts, or albums. I certainly understand the professionalism of Ah Mui to want to honor her word to work, but there comes a time when she must take time for herself(and that time is now). It's not being selfish, its being smart. So, if she wants to take a year or more to rest and beat this illness, then we as her fans will always support her and encourage her to put her health as her first priority.

If there was a way, I'd send her a rose a day (or whatever her favorite flower is), and ask all of her other fans to do the same. Telling her (and sincerly meaning it) that for every flower she receives, it represents our thanks of a million times over to her that she decided to rest and take care of herself.

Catch you all later
Skippy
joojoo


IP: 203.125.108.161

Jan 4th, 2004 - 1:03 PM
Re: anita should rest

maybe she knows that her days are numbered. and she want to wrk again with andy lau
Lee


IP: 203.116.126.113

Jan 6th, 2004 - 8:54 PM
Re: anita should rest

Zhang's invitation for the movie was indeed a big encouragement to Anita and I believe she appreciates it very very much. If you would have to see for these past few years, why Anita was only the supporting actress although she can act better than anybody else and I was just curious and everytime I saw her name was not the first, it surprised and irritated me. Was it because of her age that no HK directors could give her a chance. Zhang Yi Mou in the other hand appreciates good actress and had given her the strength, encouragement and confidence to prove her capability in acting.
Woodstock


IP: 218.103.251.211

Jan 6th, 2004 - 9:25 PM
Re: anita should rest

Lee:

I fully agree with what you just said. Actually her superb performing skill is well acknowledged by all directors, but HK people just don't know how to appreciate the films in which she played the leading role e.g. Midnight Fly, even July Rhapsody, the revenue from the box office was far below than expected. Only commercail films can make money here in HK nowadays.

Even in Wu Yen, it sold very well, but the other actresses were getting all the credit, not Mui, though she was the soul of the whole film.

Ever playing a supporting role, Ah Mui always gave her best to us, the audience. That is the reason why she is well respected by all directors and all those who like her. I think this all matters after all. right?
Sze Man

cyberworkhk@yahoo.com

IP: 203.218.186.192

Oct 23, 03 - 9:35 AM
Anita's Special Voice

Dear Webmaster,

我同意你的看法﹐無線無D新意﹐吾好找其他人唱Anita的歌。
Anita的歌根本沒有人敢唱﹐無人會唱得好﹐因為唱不出Anita原有的味道﹐唯有Anita是演譯得最好的.

現在樂擅上的一班新人﹐係台上都吾知唱咩﹐五音不存﹐又無氣﹐又走音﹐唱歌好似讀篇書出來。

聽過Anita唱歌的人﹐其他歌手也都不用聽了。
anita ng


IP: 210.177.72.228

Nov 24th, 2003 - 9:56 PM
Re: Anita's Special Voice

我非常同意你的說法, Anita的歌聲無人比得上.跟現時的歌星比較.真是沒有得比.簡直繞樑三日, 現時的歌手不但不能唱出原有的味道和風格. 點可以跟anita 相比呢? 好心行開! 吾真是不欲觀矣!




由係我 Baby Anita
25/11/2003
Vincent, Malaysia


IP: 210.187.116.173

Jan 7, 04 - 8:59 AM
Anita lives on in my heart....

Dear Anita,

Though you may have gone, I can't help but to express the fond memories and influence I have been in my life from your songs. When I was 14 years old back in 1982, I started to like your songs and voice. To the extent that I even impersonate you! Imagine at the age of 16 I have donned in your "Peng san pek hoi" costume. I learned avery dance steps from watching your videos and even sing my heart out of your songs.

That was just the beginning to many more memories. No one can ever take your place as the Canto-pop queen. When it comes to performances on stage or concerts, nobody not even the present batch of singers can perform like you do. You're full of professionalism when on stage - and that I salute you.

Your untimely death has sent shockwaves to all your fans. I am not ready to hear such news but then I know nothing is permanent. One born and has to die. But one thing is sure - you will live on in my heart forever....

Your avid fan
Vincent
Malaysia
TAY CHWEE FONG


IP: 61.6.183.72

Jan 7th, 2004 - 11:04 AM
Re: Anita lives on in my heart....

HI, I AM ANITA MUI FANS TOO, CAN WE BE FRIEND?
WILL U GO FOR HER FUNERAL?
Adrian


IP: 219.95.25.67

Jan 7th, 2004 - 10:00 PM
Re: Anita lives on in my heart....

yea love that song-"crashing the ice mountain"-i always rememebr anita has always been the focus of many awards n we always await her performance-her tango dance is also 1 of my favorites--n lately-i just watched her fantasy concert2002 on vcd-n that was awesome-spectacular stage concept show which is unprecedented.
i also went for her classic moment concert in nov just 2 mths back n we waited for her outside coliseum-n she was friendly n talking to us(she knew she was dying i m sure)
besides-wonder whether all the malaysian fans will get together someday?
we r far fr hong kong and besides-there will be too many people on the funeral day-we can do a solemn tribute wherever we r on that day--a prayer-and whats more to readjust-these days have been very harsh n depressing to all her fans--n Anita wants us to be strong n happy as life goes on....
lets just grief n mourn for next few days--n be cheerful again after her funeral(i hope)
all the best
Leelee


IP: 194.175.243.100

Jan 7th, 2004 - 10:47 PM
Re: Anita lives on in my heart....

Hi, I'm a Malaysian too and like u, an ardent fan of Anita Mui. Let me know if u guys hv any activity to commemorate Mui Jie.

Regards
Leelee
ek


IP: 210.187.110.14

Jan 8th, 2004 - 5:29 AM
Re: Anita lives on in my heart....

yes vincent, i can agree with u too. i was still a kid then. i used to like her music and always amused with her singing, dancing and staging skill. she not only can sing marvelously but also hv the power of empowering the stage. sadly to say, we can't find such a singer nowadays..sigh...
Eve


IP: 220.255.66.245

Nov 25, 03 - 5:48 PM
Anita is featured in Dec 2003 Cosmopolitan (Chinese version)

Good Morning, friends!

Here is the link to read the article:
http://www.trendsmag.com.cn/trendsmag/client/article_detail/feature1.jsp?id=11343

Cheers
Woodstock


IP: 203.218.134.170

Nov 25th, 2003 - 8:25 PM
Re: Anita is featured in Dec 2003 Cosmopolitan (Chinese version)

Thanks Eve! I will put the link at Index page, aa not all readers come to this forum.

BTW, your Pork Slice tastes good with congee.....as these few days I have to live on congee........
anita ng


IP: 210.177.72.228

Nov 25th, 2003 - 9:36 PM
Re: Anita is featured in Dec 2003 Cosmopolitan (Chinese version)

很敢謝你, 告訴我們 DEC,2003 中文的Cosmopolitan 有關Anita的消息, 我們會留意的. 謝謝你!





TA TA
26/11/2003
Eve


IP: 220.255.66.245

Nov 26th, 2003 - 1:27 AM
Re: Anita is featured in Dec 2003 Cosmopolitan (Chinese version)

What happened to you, Woodstock? Please take care, okay?
Woodstock


IP: 203.218.32.32

Nov 26th, 2003 - 4:35 PM
Re: Anita is featured in Dec 2003 Cosmopolitan (Chinese version)

Eve, just flu bug, no big problem. As I don't like to go to doctors, so have to eat light food for a few days... hahahahaha.... not to worry. Thank you very much!
shujuan

hark17@hotmail.com

IP: 202.156.183.233

Jan 8, 04 - 7:54 AM
Hope there will a VCD or DVD for classic moment live concert rather than cd..

Hope there will a VCD or DVD for classic moment live concert rather than cd..
jack


IP: 68.81.129.18

Jan 8th, 2004 - 3:23 PM
Re: Hope there will a VCD or DVD for classic moment live concert rather than cd..

the cd version was released yesterday. the vcd and dvd version will be early next month. let's just hope that anita's mother won't sue the company. i hope i answer your question.
Woodstock


IP: 218.102.21.153

Jan 8th, 2004 - 4:56 PM
Re: Hope there will a VCD or DVD for classic moment live concert rather than cd..

No worry. Mui Ma would not take any action, because the copyright doesn't belong to Mui personally.

Mui Ma seems to calm down a bit now. Please refer to today's news to see why she decided to make that declaration. Of course we never know whatever said in that paper is true, but I do believe something must have triggered her to make that decision. Actually I like that declaration, because of that, Mui's things will be completely preserved instead of being auctioned or whatever so soon. They should take a stock of all the things, and then decide what to do, maybe should display in a memorial hall if they are planning to build one for Mui.

Just for your information, it was reported that lots of expensive things of Roman disappeared after he passed away.
jack


IP: 68.81.129.18

Jan 8th, 2004 - 7:08 PM
Re: Hope there will a VCD or DVD for classic moment live concert rather than cd..

I agree that it's very unethical to take Anita's things away. Like you said Woodstock, they should be put in a museum for display so that all those who adore her can one day see. I just think that it's inappropriate to use it for other things even for charity cause don't know whose hands it's going to end up (her customes). I do hope all of Anita's unreleased concerts will be released one day in the future b/c i really like to see her perform as i never see her perform in real person and her stage performance is her trademark.
jack


IP: 68.81.129.18

Jan 8th, 2004 - 7:20 PM
Re: Hope there will a VCD or DVD for classic moment live concert rather than cd..

one more thing is that even if they're going to auction it for charity they should wait a while instead of a rush...like what happened last week with tvb.
Karl

klee@law.harvard.edu

IP: 140.247.225.20

Jan 9, 04 - 12:05 PM
Duet version of "He Will Cause Me to Change"?

I've always liked this old song of Anita Mui's, but I only have her solo version (although at certain places one can hear Leslie's harmony). I do remember though, in the TV series "Leap Onto the Stage" they played a duet version in which Leslie actually sings some of the verses. Is this version available anywhere? Thanks.
Karl


IP: 140.247.225.20

Jan 9th, 2004 - 12:15 PM
Re: Duet version of "He Will Cause Me to Change"?

Oh, to amend my first post, I actually am not sure about the name of the series. Its theme song is "Leap Beyond the Stage," and "He Will Cause Me to Change" is another song that appears in the series. But I forgot the name of the series itself. Anyway, it stars Tong Zhun Yip and Mew Kiu Wai and is about a group of people training to be martial arts performers in the early days of the Hong Kong film industry.
Jess


IP: 219.95.207.183

Jan 14, 04 - 7:33 AM
Where can I find Anita's version of "風的季節"?

I'm looking for a recording of hers on this song (not Paula Tsui's). Thanks.

God bless you. God bless Anita.
woodpecker


IP: 202.156.2.210

Jan 14th, 2004 - 10:23 AM
Re: Where can I find Anita's version of "風的季節"?

http://groups.msn.com/ChineseCafe/anitamuiyimfong.msnw
at bottom of the page , find the video clip link http://app.tvb.com/board/special/anita_mui/index.asp

after the tvb page is open , you need to wait for the video to load and it will play automatically when loaded
Jess


IP: 219.95.207.183

Jan 14th, 2004 - 9:40 PM
Re: Where can I find Anita's version of "風的季節"?

Thank you, I have that one. Is there an mp3 of it? Thanks again.
ML


IP: 203.116.120.248

Jan 17, 04 - 9:02 AM
A touchy memory of Anita Mui's unconditional love

Here's a touchy memory from one of Anita Mui's disciple who said that there was one time Anita Mui invited them for a meal at her home and to their suprise, Anita Mui prepared two or more big luggages full of blankets to donate to the homeless beggars and she personally delivered them to the beggars. The kind of genuine and unconditional love which most of us cannot afford to shower but Anita did it.

I read it from a magazine or newspapers, can't remember much but will try to find out.
ML


IP: 203.116.120.248

Jan 17th, 2004 - 9:39 AM
Re: A touchy memory of Anita Mui's unconditional love

My correction:
Not homeless beggars but homeless people who may work but do not have home to stay.
Woodstock


IP: 218.103.203.184

Jan 17th, 2004 - 4:49 PM
Re: A touchy memory of Anita Mui's unconditional love

The charity work ML mentioned was narrated by Rumus Choy again in this week's Mingpao Weekly (1836), that I have just uploaded in our website. But those who only read English, have to wait, as need time to do translation. Sorry about the delay!
Madison

alearo@hotmail.com

IP: 24.85.224.136

Jan 15, 04 - 8:51 PM
Is it true?

First I would like to say the website is fabulous, what a tribute to such a great star and person.

My question maybe quite offending to some, and if you choose not to allow it, so be it. I understand how one would like to protect the integrity of Anita Mui.

There have been unconfirmed reports of Ah Mui being with a woman for the past 5 years or so. Is it true? Or is it those blood sucking media hounds that have nothing more to write?

She will always be remembered for the extraordinary things she has done within her short but full life. Ah Mui is definitely an icon for all ages.

Thank you.
Woodstock


IP: 219.76.64.4

Jan 16th, 2004 - 5:39 AM
Re: Is it true?

Madison:

You are right that those media really have nothing to write about Ah Mui, so made up such a funny story, a life time joke.....hahahaha........ that woman of Mui's life, should be more than 5 years, maybe 18 years........hahahaha.....that is Miss So, her assistant and also the president of the Anita Mui's International Fans Club.....she used to be Ah Mui's devoted fan, but then became a close friend of Ah Mui....she was really very nice to Ah Mui, taking care of her whole heatedly.....I have no doubt about her sincerity and her love towards Ah Mui. If the whole world deserted Mui, she would not.....she cried and almost fainted when Mui passed away, and at the funeral too.........sigh
fan


IP: 219.95.7.35

Jan 16th, 2004 - 3:07 PM
Re: Is it true?

ms su is just one of anita fans that turned into a close friend-thats all
Robert


IP: 64.163.241.0

Jan 16th, 2004 - 9:06 PM
Re: Is it true?

Ms. Su was very lucky... Y'know I've never been a fan of Anita, 'til after her passing... K, I'm an idiot.. but it's never too late...

I just got her Classic Moment CD and it made me cry...
Susan


IP: 218.102.94.194

Jan 17th, 2004 - 7:03 PM
Re: Is it true?

I agreed. Those are only fabricated reports, sole purpose is to damage Mui's reputation, hurts her friends, family and her fans. Miss So is only a close friend from the outside of the entertainment industry. Why do the tabloids always link every male or female friend as there's something is going on, only those shallow reporters with a sinister motive would know. There's a thing about HK tabloids in recent years that they'll take a photo of a celebrity with someone (mostly just walking down the street, a hug, or a goodbuy kiss), then they'll write boloney just by the shot of the photography, then once the report is out in the air, more tabloids will get you to respond, from there, they can sell more stories, make more profits. Latest reports from one of the worst of the worst tabloid magazine said Mui's last boyfriend is 'David Tao', what a load of trash. Every fans would know that David is just one of Mui's friend that she really admired his talent as a musician. As Mui put it in her previous interview - 'They'll do anything to get her!'
Lindy

lzee@tulane.edu

IP: 129.81.163.101

Jan 18, 04 - 1:06 AM
Why why tell me why?

Why, why, tell me why, along with thanks Monica, were two Chinese songs i remember growing up with. I am a Chinese American, I grew up watching TVB and ATV with parents. Watching Mui Jei and Gor Gor on TV made me proud to be Chinese along with other feelings i cannot even express. Now with both of their passings, I feel a part of me will be gone forever with them. It is a sad, sad, time for HK Entertainment. I don't know if HK will ever see two talented people like Anita and Leslie ever again.
e-spy


IP: 219.95.5.245

Jan 18th, 2004 - 6:24 AM
Re: Why why tell me why?

NEVER FOR SURE-THEY ARE NOT REPLACEABLE!!!
HUGE LOSS !!
Karl

klee@law.harvard.edu

IP: 140.247.225.110

Jan 14, 04 - 1:08 PM
Donating to her charity trust fund

I live in the States and only have US bank accounts (in US currency). What is the best/easiest way to make a donation to the "Four Seas One Heart" fund?
LT


IP: 24.101.38.242

Jan 19th, 2004 - 10:26 AM
Re: Donating to her charity trust fund

The proper name of Mui's charity is Anita's Charity Foundation.
The contact person is Ms. Irene So. She can be contacted at ireneso@sino-estates.com

Note: I was informed that she would be out of town during Chinese New Year.
AL


IP: 203.117.157.233

Jan 19th, 2004 - 12:26 PM
Re: Donating to her charity trust fund

Is Ms Irene So the one we used to call MS SO, best friend of Anita Mui?
Biscuit


IP: 203.116.126.221

Jan 17, 04 - 5:57 PM
Good Deeds

Woodstock,

Could I request for a summary list of good deeds Anita had done throughout her entire life? I believe some of us may not aware but would like to remember.

BTW, are the two forums (websites) managed by you?
Woodstock


IP: 218.103.204.36

Jan 18th, 2004 - 4:12 PM
Re: Good Deeds

Biscuit:

As requested, the Good Deeds done by Ah Mui was already translated, please ref to www.muimusic.com/funeral9.htm.

The webmaster of these 2 websites is Snoopy. Under the thread "The concert on the 7th", Snoopy briefly mentioned how these 2 websites are operated:

[Snoopy is based in Malaysia while Woodstock is based in Hong Kong. So we are relying a lot of reports and coverage from Woodstock. While Snoopy can only do so much to keep the web fill up with infor for most English medium based fans out there.......]

We have more readers since Ah Mui passed away. Meanwhile, Snoopy is working very hard for money in order to keep the websites going for ever increasing bandwidth required, while I'm tied up with tons of translation work. But we are glad that we can provide a place for Mui fans to get through this difficult period by pouring out their grief instead of bottling up to oneself. Sharing thoughts and clearing doubts are important for this moment.
ML


IP: 203.116.123.214

Jan 18th, 2004 - 11:20 PM
Re: Good Deeds

Woodstock, Snoopy,

Thank you for your enormous effort in managing these two websites that we all appreciated very much.

Actually, I wasn't impressed with any awards declared publicly for any personnel that involve money. Most probably, because I always think wealthy personnel will donate money to charities mainly to gain respect and publicity. So, what is the big deal !!! Almost, all wealthy people do that...

I'm more impressed and touched for those who have put a lot of efforts (by heart) in doing charities and Anita is definitely the one I admire the most. Anita organized the charity show and she personally managed most of the organizing works. And the fact that she even delivered blankets PERSONALLY to homeless people without knowledge from any reporters have touched my heart. She gave a blank cheque to a TVB crew (for him to fill up any amount) for the funeral service of his mother.

Despite her status as the Queen of Stage, Anita appeared in mini shows of her disciples and junior artist to give them full support and encouragement, she invited reporters to join her for a Christmas party and even invited them to had a ride with her in her car, she insisted staying in her friend's (Ms Tu while she was studying in Tokyo) small studio room in Tokyo, along with her disciples.

There was one time Edmond Leung was so poor and he needed a show to participate to earn a living. He almost lost his participation for the show due to his infected throat for the organizer wanted him to be replaced, Anita heard that and gave him a dose (or somekind) for him to take and he regained his voice, thus he was paid.

There are many more to report on the goodness of Anita Mui.
EK


IP: 210.187.110.14

Jan 19th, 2004 - 5:35 AM
Re: Good Deeds

we r very glad to have both of u around to help maintain this website for the english readers of anita's fans. shall u need any help, we are very sure we will not hesitate to contribute to the ongong of mui-mui's site..


thanz guys...
Woodstock


IP: 219.76.64.2

Jan 19th, 2004 - 5:48 PM
Re: Good Deeds

ML:

Agree to what you said. As I also once commented in the news section :[One reason I respect Ah Mui is because of her generosity towards the less fortunate. Every cent she made was her "blood sweat" money, but she generously donated for charity, and even in low profile. But when you look around, there are so many very wealthy people or business people around, they really make big money, but many make donation only for promoting their company or themselves...........sigh...........So if you just donate $10 out of HK$100 that you have, you deserve more respect than those rich people, it is not the amount that counts but your generosity and your kindness]

EK:

Thanks for your support and encouragement. We are okay, and believe we will be okay. Anyway, thanks a lot.
LT


IP: 64.231.119.197

Jan 19th, 2004 - 6:40 PM
Re: Good Deeds

Mui definitely set a good example for all us. Earlier today, I post a contact person for Mui's charity. Let's continue Anita's good deed. As Woodstock mentioned, amount is not the matter. Just do it within our capability.
EK


IP: 210.187.110.14

Jan 20th, 2004 - 8:18 AM
Re: Good Deeds

Woodstock,

All of us here are in a family. we help each other. will continue to make this a favourite site of mine. i can see that the people here are warm, wise and kind. unlike some forums, people sound so lost, immatured with lots of craps.
we r here coz we have a solid reason to be here. anita is a great lady. only the good ones will appreciate a legend like her lo.

woodstock and all those working behind the web as well as other that constantly contribute to this forum,

happy chinese new year!

love,
Ek.
Woodstock


IP: 218.103.203.252

Jan 20, 04 - 3:45 PM
Propose a Commerative Stamp for daughter of Hong Kong

Skippy, Anita Mui's big fan of Indiana, has proposed to Hong Kong Government to issue a commemorative stamp or series of stamps honoring The Daughter of Hong Kong.....Miss Anita Mui.
He got a reply from a senior staff of Stamp Design and Procurement of Hong Kong Post telling him his proposal has been submitted to the Stamp Advisory Committee for their consideration. so I think there might be some hope.

I think if more people write to request for issue of stamps commerating Anita Mui would be better. So I suggest all of you write to Hong Kong government too, especailly those overseas fans. You can address your request to Postmaster of Hong Kong Postal Authority, lsos@hkpo.gov.hk

For your reference, I post Skippy's letter here:

[To Postmaster of Hong Kong Postal Authority,

I humbly submit my suggestion to you. It is my sincere request that this e-mail message be read, and given serious consideration by your office. I am a Westerner, and not of Asian heritage, but I would like to submit a request that your office issue a commemorative stamp or series of stamps honoring your daughter of Hong Kong.....Miss Anita Mui.

My suggestion is that a commemorative issue could be made on the first anniversary of her death, which would be December 30, 2004, unless there is a cultural taboo of doing something as this on a person's death anniversary. I feel the people of Hong Kong would be very much in favor of such a stamp or series of stamps. Your country lost such a precious gem when Miss Mui past away. She was a very talented singer, actress, and helper of people who were less fortunate and needed aid and assistance.

It is my hope that with the coming of your Chinese New Year, that my letter will touch you in the same manner that Miss Mui touched your country and its people, and that you will be moved to honor her with her own stamp or series of stamps. Thank you very much for considering my request.]

Take action, quick!
ML


IP: 203.117.157.207

Jan 24, 04 - 8:41 PM
Excerpt from the uploaded Concert at Shanghai (Oct 12, 2002)

[She suddenly realized that she could act besides singing. [Rough] brought her the Best Actress Award. But unfortunately [Rouge] also let her down because she was criticized by the media as the ugliest best actress. She lost confidence in herself: [I was very stupid at that time. I asked myself if I was really that ugly. I was troubled for quite a while by this question. It took me 3 to 4 months to get over. My self confidence was discounted for 50%. But now it would not bother me anymore if being ugly or not.]

I'm sorry I didn't know that there is such a criticism by media? Why the media could be that heartless to give such a cruel comment. How can anybody stand such kind of insult? She may not be the prettiest but she is not ugly. You can say she is not that pretty, but you CANNOT say she is UGLY. To me, there are two factors when judging a person's beauty especially woman. One is the physical look that usually assocates with 'pretty' and another is the inner beauty. If the woman is pretty physically but but with black heart and empty mind, you'll find her disgusting one day when she grows older. In the opposite, if the woman is not pretty (or not that pretty) but with kind heart, you'll slowly find her the most beautiful woman as you know and grows with her.
EK


IP: 210.187.110.14

Jan 25th, 2004 - 12:50 AM
Re: Excerpt from the uploaded Concert at Shanghai (Oct 12, 2002)

there's no such thing that anita is not pretty . she is always shining in and out. she has slender n stunning figure with fair and flawless complexion. i truly disagree that she is an ugly actress. in fact, nobody have d right to label anyone to be ugly coz beauty is in the eyes of beholder. who are they to judge and to pass a comment so easily that she is pretty or an ugly entertainer? nowadays alot of actresses is under the knife to make them look better, is that called beauty?good looks doesn't guarantee satisfaction if the acting skill sucks. nowadays we get to see alot of pretty babes with poor singing ability and acting skills....

cutting under the knife is not beauty.having pysical attractiveness ain't good enuff....

mui mui may not be the most beautiful lass in the world. but at least we know that she is a beautiful person that keeps people being with her. she works herself up and best of it she never forgets the unfortunate ones. she never gets stingy with lending a help to her friends. albeit that she was shortchaged a childhood, she showed great care to her mom. she can dance, sing and act! ain't that a great talent n beautiful?

before any judgement is being passed, it would be nice to understand that nobody is deserved to be critized in such a manner to downgrade some's self esteem. nobody is from a third class grade....
ML


IP: 203.117.157.23

Jan 25th, 2004 - 6:51 AM
Re: Excerpt from the uploaded Concert at Shanghai (Oct 12, 2002)

Sorry that I must be too fast typing and suddenly I pressed the Post button.
I'd missed out an important item to add here is that ANITA has the CHARISMA (in Cantonese, "HEI JET") that one cannot resist to admire her especially when she was on stage and on movie. I like her role in TVB series, "Hiong Kong Fa Yit Yeh" and she looks beautifully in her long, dark hair that exposes her feminism and soft personality.

I've my own perception when classifying pretty women that I've to be sincere and I would say Anita is of the average (in the past) and when comes to classifying beautiful women, I would say Anita is the most beautiful woman(importantly is her inner beauty). One thing that change my mindset after I saw her recent photos in her appearance at TVB with Do Do Cheng (that she donned a short but curly hair, very "Ko Kooi" and "Nu Yen Mei"), at the signing session for undertaking the advertisement (very pretty), her concert, and the most, on her trip video to Kyoto, wearing Kimono. She is so pretty (to compare with others, I could say she is prettier than Michelle Reis).

One little thing that I don't like her picture in the cover page of MingPao 1836 (Why don't MingPao pictures her on one of her appearance I mentioned above).......
Anonymous


IP: 202.66.40.12

Jan 14, 04 - 8:00 PM
Try to understand Anita's situation

Was happy and relieved to see Sandra Ng didn't mind to be an eyesore for others when coming to pay homage to Anita Mui. All this because nobody wants to regret for the rest of their life for not doing what is right. I believe after filming the movie "Yi Kuan Gun Mu" where Anita was suddenly became a supporting star, Anita didn't really hold grudges against Sandra Ng. But facing and becoming friend again was a difficult decision and situation as it would constantly remind Anita that her popularity and position rating has been dropping gradually. If I were Anita, I would do the same. If Sandra could put up enormous effort to pacify the critics and misunderstandings and not to give wrong impression to Anita as though she is now more popular than Anita, I think they can still be good friends. Just that because everybody is so busy and nobody cares to mind or try to understand the others that the whole situation became worse.

Same to go to Andy Lau. If at that time, he could try to understand better Anita and to tolerate her complaints and anger and not until he knew Anita had cancer where it was too late............. I'm sure now that Andy Lau had the same situation for his latest movie with Sammi.....
ML


IP: 203.116.120.120

Jan 21st, 2004 - 9:31 PM
Re: Try to understand Anita's situation

Although I admire Andy Lau's for his professionalism and diligence, but I think at times, he may have been wrong at some time especially on his invitation for Anita to film in his movie as stated. The entertainment industry could be very materialistic and a promise maynot be a promise at times. At that time, Andy was at his peak but Anita was struggling to accept leading role in acting and she was optimistic and happy to be entitled the role but at the end, she was turned to supporting actress. Imagine how much hurt she was, and worse, the trust he had put on Andy had indeed given her a lifetime lesson that she could trust nobody anymore. Furthermore, Andy was not only the leading male actor, but also the boss of the movie. He surely had the power to decide who could be the leading actress or at least treat Anita Mui and Sandra Ng equally to be the leading actresses role.

I believe if Andy invites Anita Mui for his another movie, I don't think Anita Mui will accept. ZhangYiMou's recent movie where Anita was invited to film before Anita declared publicly that she had cancer was the BIGGEST Encouragement to Anita. Since Anita's return to show business in 1995 (or 1994..), I could possibly count less than 10 movies till her departure that Anita had filmed. Some were supporting actresses and some leading roles were not promoted well.

Basically they are good friends but I still think this is the regret that only Andy Lau will feel as what he is encountering now.

Frankly speaking, I love to watch Anita's movies especially those movies that focused on her. I like more of her comedy movies and she is in par with comedy kings such as Chow Sing Che (Stephen Chow) and Jim Carrey.
joojoo


IP: 220.255.64.249

Jan 22nd, 2004 - 2:18 AM
Re: Try to understand Anita's situation

i think that anita should haf know she was a supporting actress b4 she accepted the role. if not she can just reject the role if she were to find things the other way.

think she was probably angry with sandra over andy. imagine, if i were a good friends wif andy, then suddenly sandra seems to snatched him over, and pout nonsense abt loving andy in front of the press, wat will anita feel??? JEALOUSY and BETRAYER...even with good friends, if one's attention is diverted, u will feel jealous. i dun think andy is at fault here. he had always treat anita as his good friend and there shouldnt be any grundy between them maybe only a moment of fiery. thats all and they r still the best of friends. if not, anita wunt break news of her cancer to andy first.

many things cant be seems as we r only onlooker, wat we can do is observe but facts are unknown. especially wif anita gone.

p.s Hope u r well over the other paradise, MUIMUI
Gloria


IP: 66.214.168.254

Jan 22nd, 2004 - 2:41 AM
Re: Try to understand Anita's situation

I think the reason that anita felt hurt and cheated when shooting the movie with Sandra and Andy was that she didn't know at the first place that she was a supporting role. If she had known and accepted it, she would not have been hurt so badly. When she started to shoot, she found out that the things were not the same as promised, and she felt betrayed by someone she trusted. Personally, I think both Andy and Sandra knew what's going on. But as anita really likes Andy, it is easier for her to forgive him.....or she is more willing to think it is not his fault.

The reason Anita wants to shoot "Ambush" is because of the director Zhang Yi Mou, not Andy Lau, please.
ML


IP: 203.117.157.42

Jan 22nd, 2004 - 3:14 AM
Re: Try to understand Anita's situation

JooJoo, your comment has indirectly implied that Anita was the kind of woman who place her jealously above her pride and dignity? Do u know that everybody knew Sandra was dating with her director boyfriend at that time? If Anita is the kind of woman you think she is, then she should had been very mad with her Japanese boyfriend and others and talked back about them. She is compassionate and caring and always trying to protect her previous boyfriends even after their breakups despite rumours about them being two-sided etc.

I strongly believe Anita was badly hurt because initially, she was given the role as one of the leading female actress beside Sandra but then her role diminished to supporting role during half-way filming.

And Gloria is right to say that Anita accept ZhangYiMou's role because of ZhangYiMou. That is all the while what I think is the biggest encouragement that her talent in acting is appeciated and admired.
Woodstock


IP: 218.103.196.11

Jan 22nd, 2004 - 6:59 AM
Re: Try to understand Anita's situation

Ah Mui would never get mad, if she knew she was playing a supporting role at the moment when she accepted the script. As long as she liked the role, she wouldn't really care if it was supporting or leading role, as she played a supporting role in Eighteen Spring, and in her last movie [July Rhapsody] though leading role, not a big part.

For [Dance for a dream], even Sandra Ng said she didn't know how someone talked Ah Mui to take part in the movie. By my over observation, Ah Mui didn't know many of her parts were cut until she watched the premiere show herself, In other words she became a supporting role without knowing it in the first place, and then without being informed when her parts were cut. That was why she was so depressed that she felt betrayed by someone she trusted. But then it was mentioned that something to her seemed to be so important, while the other party didn't think was that important. So it is entirely different point view of value. The other party didn't intend to hurt her intentionally.

Talking about this movie, not only Ah Mui felt disappointed actually many audience (they are not Mui's fans) felt being cheated, because they went purposely to see Ah Mui as she was known to be a good dancer, but it turned out to be another "Wu Nor" movie.

But no matter Ah Mui was popular or not, she was still reckoned by all directors as the best, and most talented actress, otherwise she wouldn't win the best actress for her role in [July Rhapsody] in Changchun Film Festival. And Zhang Yimou would not have invited her for that "almost her last movie". But her movies didn't really sell recent years, it is only because of the culture of Hong Kong, because Hong Kong people (people who go for Chinese movies) don't really know how to appreciate the performing skill of an actor/actress, they are more interested in cast or some instinct laughter. Anyway, Hong Kong market is so small. But with the open up of China market for Hong Kong movies, if Ah Mui didn't pass away, with her role in Zhang Yimous' movie and another movie by Ann Hui, her success in movie could really be up to another peak. It is a regret also a loss to those who really appreciate her performing talent.

As for her friendship with Andy Lau, it was purely a friendship. It was not fair always said that she was in love with him. She was too good natured to retort that, but she explained that it was a beautiful misunderstanding. Also everyone knows who Andy Lau's girl friend is , so Mui would not be that silly to be in love with him.

Anyway, Mui never failed her friends and always so true to them. But those who didn't treat her well would regret for life, of course provided they have any conscience, and that is why Ah Mui kept on telling us treasure the one around us. In the complicated environment of entertainment industry, I daresay it is really difficult to get another friend as true and loyal like Ah Mui.
ML


IP: 203.116.120.46

Jan 22nd, 2004 - 8:24 AM
Re: Try to understand Anita's situation

Wholeheartedly agree with Woodstock although we may have slightly different observations on the cause.

Anita once said that she was not secretly in love with Andy as the media used to think. She merely likes but not loves, purely the kind of love of a friendship with Andy. I think she admires Andy, the way she admires Tou Jie and other talented, responsible individuals. She was very true and because of her sincerity and her upbringing of being neglected since very young, it was also one of her shortcoming that she was sensitive and easily hurt, as claimed by Eddie. She was hurt partly because it was her acting career that had been affected greatly, but she hurt more because she had been truthful and honest towards genuine friendships and she felt once again neglected (especially of her feelings) and this time by two of her best friends.

How I wish I could be Anita's friend or her dog/cat, give her full supports and be more sensitive to her especially when she was down, depressed and sick. If Anita wasn't in the show business, I wish I could marry her.
Woodstock


IP: 218.103.197.98

Jan 23rd, 2004 - 3:41 AM
Re: Try to understand Anita's situation

ML: you have spoken for many of us, as most of us wished to be her cat/dog, but she was just too high up there beyond our reach.

I hope you are not the one shouting at every show : [Marry me!]....I'm just joking.
ML


IP: 203.116.120.189

Jan 23rd, 2004 - 6:07 AM
Re: Try to understand Anita's situation

Woodstock and all:

I'm sorry that I may have unintentionally misleading you and others that I'm a Hongkonger. I'm a Malaysian, a Singapore PR and working in Singapore, and I was busy with my projects, working day and night (till midnight) that I couldn't spend time coming to HK to go for her shows. Also, Singapore newspapers seldom reported on her status and I didn't know that she was pretty sick at that time. Furthermore, the last tv show she was in wasn't shown in Singapore and even her filming in her last advertisement in Kyoto wasn't reported before her demise, as far as I can tell. Don't scold if I would to tell you that she was very pretty (with her wig of long hair) when she was very sick. I was astonished that she could be that pretty as she used to be quite boyish (with her short hair) most of the time. She should have kept her hair long as it suits her more and make her looks feminine.

In Malaysia, even a small village where majority are Hokkiens and other dialects as far back as 80s, Anita has never failed to mesmerise them with her unique vocal and superb singing and acting.

I had visited Hongkong 3 times. The third time was the recent one, to pay last respect to Anita. I entered HK as individual and on 9 and 10th, went to the funeral home and was stunned to see so many reporters waiting outside the hall. Couldn't get any closer as I don't wish myself to be on the newspapers or tv. No choice but to stand far away on the bridgeover, looking at the fourth floor where the newspaper said the her body was placed. I wasn't crying, feeling anxious but relieved that I can be so close (few metres) to her.

On 11th, queued up to pay last respect and pretended as Hongkonger (I'm a Cantonese) to get rid of reporters who were interested in interviewing foreigners. Shame on me that I didn't know that the red packet presented to visitors contains sweet to eat right after the visit until I saw others opened it and ate the sweet, after approximately 1-2 hours.

On 12th morning, I was standing opposite the funeral home where the ceremony begun at 11.00am and at 12.30pm, she was wheeled out and sent to the crematorium. It was so crowded and I'd to make my way out and managed to fetch a cab there. By the time I reach there, Anita's nephew already pressed the button to have her body cremated. I wasn't known and when there were crowds calling names, I thought she has not arrived yet and I started to peek from very far away and then I realized the crowds were calling those stars who came and ready to board buses to leave the crematorium.

Then, I saw her fans standing at the other end and I saw the smoke coming out and I knew I came late. I wasn't crying, maybe because the solemn atmosphere had already over but I'm glad that I came and I'd no regret. I slowly walked down the hill and at Chai Wan's shopping centre, I managed to buy Anita's latest CDs of her classical concert and I catch the bus home to NorthPoint Ibis. I stayed there till 17th to catch flight back to Singapore.

On 16th, I went to Mandarina Duck to redeem Ming Pao's booklets on Anita, the same booklet I received when I attended the public tribute to Anita on 11th. I must praise Ming Pao for the complimentary VCD of Anita that I can tell you couldn't find it in Singapore or Malaysia. All the while, I used to buy HK magazine of past copies from selected stores in Singapore (those published this week in HK will be available only in Singapore 2 or 4 weeks later) and the price not cheap (in S$) that it could double the original selling price in HK dollars equivalent.

Ever since the third visit, I can now tell you I Love Hong Kong and whenever there is disaster like Sar, I feel the same pain too. Once I've established my business, HK could be my first oversea venture for investment. The next time I visit HK, I must go to pay visit to Anita where her tablet is placed.

Sorry for my long essay and I must apologize also for some of my words and replies may be harsh and sound like teaching others lessons. I'm still at learning stage although my age is slightly younger than Anita.

Wish you all Happy Chinese New Year. To all Chinese, please remember your mother tongue is Chinese and value yourself as global Chinese throughout the world. (I am Malay-educated and I learned Chinese through lyrics, I can read Chinese, I can speak and like to speak Cantonese but I can barely write...).

Regards.
juliana


IP: 67.68.61.29

Jan 23rd, 2004 - 6:36 PM
Re: Try to understand Anita's situation

Ah mui is a person who looks good in any hair style. With her short hair, she looks more cute and with her long hair, i guess u can say, more sophisticated. But anyhow, Mui jeh is very different from other people. Not only because she can look good in any hairstyle but just everything.........

u know the old English rhyme: Little girls are made of "sugar and spice and everything nice!"...

Anita is that, plus many more great qualities no one can truly ever possess.

-To all fans around the world:
+May 2004 be a better one.+
Woodstock


IP: 218.103.202.236

Jan 25th, 2004 - 5:53 AM
Re: Try to understand Anita's situation

ML;

Actually when you left your first message in this forum, you already mentioned that you are Malaysian. So you didn't really mislead anyone.

You are such a devoted fan of Ah Mui, so I thought that you might have come for the concert. Of course, never mind la, as I told all other fans, their work is the priority.

Also whether you came for the concert is not so important, as long as you treasure what Mui left us and the moment you spent with her, that is more important than anything else. Some of the fans might have attended 8 shows but never knew what's going on, because they had been talking so loud throughout the shows........it was rather annoying, that was actually mentioned by other fans under the thread of concerts. Most of them were Hong Kong fans, because it cost them less to go to the concert than those overseas fans. Also it is the general bad manner of HK audience........culture lo.

BTW, what did you do with the $1.00 you got from the funeral parlor? Hope you didn't keep it, because you had to spend it right away too.
ML


IP: 203.117.157.23

Jan 25th, 2004 - 6:24 AM
Re: Try to understand Anita's situation

Woodstock:

I didn't know where I'd put the HK$1.00 after I threw away the red packet. I think most probably I'd pocketed it with my other coins to buy newspapers and magazines. Again I must be honest to you that I have never seen Anita in person, that's my greatest regret and I'm ashamed of myself, having to write again and again trying to find justice for her, as though I've known her for so long. I just want to understand her more and more and stand by her and voice out my unhappiness whenever I read any articles deemed unfair and to demand justice on her behalf. I act more like an observer. How I wish her big fans who had seen her and talked to her could write to any of your two forums about their experiences and encounters with Anita, or at least to correct me and others should there be any need. I do not expect anybody to reply to my topics but I wish Anita's fans and those who loves her to write new topics or reply to others if necessary as I see a need to keep your two forums going active, the only source that I could keep on talking and finding more about Anita from her fans. Anita has been my family, my part-time wife/sister/daughter at least for now.

I'd seen your topic regarding your encounter with Anita, presenting her bouquet of flower that she appeared in newspapaper, pictured with your flowers. Wow, the kind of excitement I could figure out.....

I've question here is why she climbed up the staircase (how many levels) and is there a need for her to dance when this concert is classified as 'Classical'? Did she do that in all the 8 shows? If yes, it's a MIRACLE. You know, a slight twist of her body, slight movement of her legs, shouting and laughing could be a lifetime pain that is so so unbearable (the pain I could visualize a hundreds if not thousand of the bites of red ants).

Thanks again for your forums.
ML


IP: 203.116.120.226

Jan 25th, 2004 - 9:22 AM
Re: Try to understand Anita's situation

Sorry too fast again, never read before posting. Must emphasize MIRACLE WITHIN MIRACLE and not 'miracle' only (typo error). And thanks for reading and whether any of you reply or not to mine and others' topics' I know you all are reading. Just that your love for Anita is 'Words cannot express" but hope that you all do not mind to share with us, especially some of us who have never seen Anita in person, let alone an autobiography from Anita.

You know what I used to have this very strong misconception that the show business (entertainment industry) has no true love, no true friendship and everything seems to be too materialistic and fake, but with Anita's departure, I'm deeply touched and realized there still be true love, true friendship exists for minority in the much much complicated entertainment industry. Anita has changed my perception and value and I can say that she is not only the heroes of today and future show business, but also one of the heroes of today and future Chinese around the world.
Leelee


IP: 195.243.11.13

Jan 26th, 2004 - 8:54 PM
Re: Try to understand Anita's situation

u guys're sooo funny, wishing to be mui jie's dog/cat. it shows how much u love her.

i find mui jie very attractive: she was beautiful in the '90 concert & the 10th anniversary concert, fit as a fiddle in the '95 concert, breathtaking in fantasy gig, not to mention the many attractive characters she played esp in Au Revoir Mon Armour, Shanghai2, Savior of the Soul '91, Heroic Trio & Executioners
Jack


IP: 64.178.98.10

Jan 26th, 2004 - 9:50 PM
Re: Try to understand Anita's situation

she was evil in kawashima! yes she played many different characters!
Woodstock


IP: 219.77.90.52

Jan 27th, 2004 - 5:27 AM
Re: Try to understand Anita's situation

ML:

It is really a pity if you never saw Mui in her concert or in person. On the other hand, it might be better for you. The reason is that after you saw her concert you would never like to go to any other's concert. And after you saw her in person, you would become addicted, you wanted to see her more. Right now, you are luckier than many of us, because we grieve so much that we cannot see her anymore, and I would never go to any other concert, no more concert pictures.

Those fans who have seen Mui in person, they would all agree with me that Mui looked prettier than in photos. She was so stylish and she would mesmerize you. She was very feminine but also looked very authoritative. But she was also cute like a little sweet girl when she started to dance to entertain us at her birthday party. When you cheered her up by applauding, she would stop and smile sweetly and then continued again.

About the Classic Moment Live concert. she didn't really have to dance, except the quick steps with the Spanish dancers. But when singing and moving around simultaneously, not easy for a normal person, so I really surprised that Ah Mui could handle it. As it was mentioned in some other writings , she looked quite out of breath for the first part of the first show, it was because she still did the original dance when she was singing "Drunk in dream" - lots of movements when she knelt on the floor. So she was out of breath when she got up. I guess she cut out the dancing part in other shows, as I didn't see her moving too much in the 8th show.

Basically Mui didn't like standing still to sing. Though she didn't have to dance for the last concert, she still moved around from one side of the stage to the other, how frequent depended on her physical condition on that day. She didn't climb the stairs during the 1st show, but she did during the last show (I don't know about the shows in between). I think she tried to let more people have a chance to shake her hand and she liked to experience the warmth of audience once more.

You are right it was dangerous. On the first day, I was excited that I was able to give her the flowers, but you know she had to stretch out to get it just as I had to stretch out to give her. Afterwards I told myself it was so dangerous for her, if she really fell off the stage, I would be guilty for my life.

So during the last show, I worried so much when she bent down to accept little toys from so many fans, and so many times. If she got dizzy, she would just tumble off the stage, even the security guard standing beside her would not be quick enough to hold her back. I was murmuring to my friend next to me that she should not do that. Even Cheung Man Yee sitting beside me, was wondering why they gave her so many toys...........sigh.......but Mui satisfied her fans by accepting all the gifts they presented her herself ..........of course, now we understand she knew very well this would be the last time.

Oh well, once started to talk about Mui, I got so much sweet memories of her. She will be in one chamber of my heart for the rest of my life.
ML


IP: 203.116.123.86

Jan 27th, 2004 - 5:28 AM
Re: Try to understand Anita's situation

Woodstock: Thanks for sharing with us such a treasure that this is the first time, I can be so close to know her from her fans. Your comments and encounters with Anita will be part of my collection.
Leelee

leelee_t@hotmail.com

IP: 195.243.11.13

Jan 25, 04 - 11:07 PM
Anita Mui's NOT a fading star

I've repeatedly read about Anita Mui's popularity fading & all in this forum, there's a need for me to retaliate here:

1. Sandra Ng is not more popular than the late Anita Mui
Anita's rise to stardom was much earlier (despite being almost the same age as Sandra, I guess), "immediately" after winning the singing contest. She had impressed, stunned & mesmerized her audiences for 2 decades; she has done it all & was very much recognized too; she has achieved all (both singing & acting recognitions) by 30, she was on par with "big" celebrities like Jackie Chan, Chow Yuen Fatt, Alan Tam & Leslie Cheung who're very much her senior and she was always given "star" treatment. She retired at 28 "a legend" whereas Sandra (& many other) had only found true fame way passed 30. It's actually doing Anita much injustice by comparing her with rising stars as Anita has already risen to the very top, it's just impossible to reach the "top" again after 2 generations and it's many times more difficult in making a comeback. Furthermore, Sandra can only act, her acting achievements may be comparable to Anita's but no one could come close to Anita's achievements in singing which is far greater.

2. Anita had real talents
Many popular young artists now are forged. Whereas the hugely popular Andy Lau (pardon me, Andy's fans) is somewhat "forced"; he's not particularly talented esp in singing & dancing (I find him kinda struggling on stage) but still manage to capture the hearts of the younger generation (I must say that he has his charm & is extremely hardworking). I've accepted the fact that everyone has different taste: not everyone is able to appreciate vintage wine.

3. She maintained & continually improved her standards
It's very evident in her Fantasy Gig 2002 concert, it's a highly entertaining show (one of her best despite pushing 40) & well received too (10+4 consecutive shows, she's still popular!)
In the movies, she did not have as many choices as b4 but nonetheless managed to impress me one after the other.

Mui Jie has achieved ever shining star status, all the more after her early departure
EK


IP: 210.187.110.14

Jan 26th, 2004 - 1:26 AM
Re: Anita Mui's NOT a fading star

... i hope i m not being sarcastic and cynical over here. is sandra up to par to be compared to mui jie? i dun think so...
Woodstock


IP: 218.103.248.151

Jan 26th, 2004 - 2:50 AM
Re: Anita Mui's NOT a fading star

leelee:

Don't' get upset. None of us will agree to the comment that "Anita Mui's a fading star". Also none can be compared with her, because none is up to her level. We all know that Mui can't be replaced. We don't like to comment about any other stars in this forum, but the one you just mentioned, can never reach a level of first class actress, no matter how hard she tries. Anita Mui is always the 牡丹 (forgot the English name of this flower), SN can only be leaves all the time.

It is a pity, in Hong Kong, people like to link popularity with the box office. But in fact, it doesn't really reflect the true situation. If Anita Mui was not popular, why every time she appeared in the public, she would become the focus of media? Why her demise was the news headline for local news section of all newspapers for several days? Why HK and China top officials all paid tributes to her? None of past deceased artists has ever received the honor as high as Mui.

So don't be bothered by how people commented about her popularity. The status and prestige of her, not only in the entertainment industry, but in the whole HK society, are prominent and she is highly esteemed worldwide.

Isn't this good enough? She deserves it though!
ML


IP: 203.116.121.224

Jan 26th, 2004 - 3:01 AM
Re: Anita Mui's NOT a fading star

Glad to hear Anita's fans corrected some of the comments in this forum and speak for her rights.
Tammy


IP: 64.231.45.109

Jan 26th, 2004 - 1:31 PM
Re: Anita Mui's NOT a fading star

i think 牡丹 means peony.

I think Anita doesn't need to be compared with other stars Reason being is that everyone knows how great Anita is and that is why she's so special.

Anita is my favourite artist and she will continue to be my favourite, forever.
Jack


IP: 64.178.98.10

Jan 26th, 2004 - 2:06 PM
Re: Anita Mui's NOT a fading star

No need to argue. People have bad taste and low standards. They don't know how to appreciate true talents and art. Too bad for them! We all know Anita can outperform anyone either singing or acting!
ML


IP: 203.116.123.110

Jan 26th, 2004 - 7:15 PM
Re: Anita Mui's NOT a fading star

Do you all know "Rolex" watch? Have you ever heard or seen in the TV ads or newspapers publicly promoted "Rolex"? Why? Because there is no need to do so. It is already a well-known and luxury brand that everybody envy to have one. "Rolex" has reached the highest stage that there is NO such word as "OUTDATED" exists. Not many people can afford to own "Rolex" but almost all people (in the past, today and future) admire and dream to have one. It's a lasting brand as it has gone through many 'Blood and Sweat" to earn such a highest recognition.

Now, compare another brand of watch, let's say "G-Shock". It was very very popular once that young generations rush to buy one that if one doesn't have one, one is considered outdated. But now, this brand is no more popular and considered outdated. It's just a short-term "IN" trend.

You should imagine and treat Anita Mui as the "Rolex" and should not be bothered with the word "popular or not popular". Even if you said she is very popular, some people may not agree. "Popular" is just a game of entertainment industry.

Anita Mui appreciates other artists and not necessary she/he has talent, so long as she thinks she/he works hard and with good nature. She appreciates more if one has both the talent and good nature such as Jacky Cheung (frankly speaking, the other artist with real talent I admire is Jacky Cheung). Of course, there shouldn't be a comparison between Anita with other artists but I think Anita prefers her fans to also appreciate other's artists' hardworks and we do not wish those with good natures (XYZ is totally out) to receive the same insults/criticisms as Anita had gone through since very young. I may not know SN but I think she has taken the brave move to admit and came to pay last respect to Anita and she was a "carefree" for many years and only recently, she took the leading role but she worked pretty hard for the past 20 years and I can see her acting improved. Of course, you cannot compare her with Anita. They are totally two different individuals.
Leelee


IP: 195.243.11.13

Jan 26th, 2004 - 9:01 PM
Re: Anita Mui's NOT a fading star

thanks for ur echoes!
Woodstock


IP: 218.103.250.20

Jan 28th, 2004 - 2:17 AM
Re: Anita Mui's NOT a fading star

Thanks, Tammy, that flower is peony, supposed to be rare but most beautiful. elegant and splendid.

Mui is a born star, is vintage, a true virtuoso.
ML


IP: 203.116.126.159

Jan 28, 04 - 3:28 AM
Recorded conversation between Marianne and Joyce

I don't know what is the motive behind the conversation being recorded and sent to press, but from this recording excerpt, I could roughly tell myself of my perception on Marianne, provided if the person is really Marianne. No doubt she is the Anita's manager (or assistant to be precise), but she isn't really professional in handling difficult situation as well as behaving like a professional (I thought that she is a law student), and the way she talked gave me impression she is a bit too proud. Based on the below observations:

1) She said she has no time, she can only spend 5 minutes. This further increased the tension of the already bad situation.

2) She should have invited her lawyer (pardon me, is it her lawyer as mentioned in the newspaper or actually should be Anita's lawyer ?) for the meeting.

3) The way she answered the questions I could visualize the harsh tone by the Cantonese words that she was impatient and too straight forward especially for the answer "咪停}囉!會點做呀?". If she used another way to answer (say, I can't reply to you, I will let my lawyer talk to you), I think the situation may not be too bad.

Based on my observation, I doubt whether she can really manage MuiMusic well after Anita's demise. But who knows she may learn from it. Kindly note that this is purely my own observation.

I couldn't comment much on Joyce because she isn't Anita's friend and she's just one of Anita's sponsor who may have the right to sue but I doubt she can win the case. How can anybody tell that one would die within 3 months after one signs the contract? Also when they signed the contract, Joyce was made known that Anita had cervix cancer. The word cancer already is a sign of alert that any sponsor should have done much to demand and verify the medical record and to ensure that her health condition would not jeopardize their 2 years contract. How can also, anybody tell that if I'm having cancer but at early stage, I would not die within a month or during the 2 years' contract?
e-spy


IP: 219.95.7.57

Jan 28th, 2004 - 10:08 AM
Re: Recorded conversation between Marianne and Joyce

yea i agree--one has to be really professional to deal with situations like this
and also-an exclusion clauses or alternative plants should be included into the contract for what if-scenario.

further-to some people who just want anita as a spokesperson meaning they can get publicty from anita-having some news is definitely better than no news at all-in such cases-the product she was associated will create a talking point by their target customers and hence reinforcing the image and memory of the product to the consumers minds.
is this the purpose?nobody knows n in this commerical world of capitalism(where capitalism overrules humanity n compassionism)anything can happen...

do you people agree?
Angel


IP: 81.164.253.195

Jan 28th, 2004 - 3:48 PM
Re: Recorded conversation between Marianne and Joyce

Of course I'm agree what you both are saying. It's very sad that there are still so many problems, I really hope that Mui Jei can rest in peace...

I find, a person that has cancer, is always in danger, there in no point to talk about "why nobody knows about it's in the last stage".
ML


IP: 203.117.157.174

Jan 28th, 2004 - 5:37 PM
Re: Recorded conversation between Marianne and Joyce

Actually when I read and read again, I felt something wrong here that both Marianne and Donny might have been falling into J's trap. J sounded calm and I believe her words had gone through very thorough scrutinization (with the presence of her lawyer) that suggests what Cha Siew Yen had feared about, "to tarnish Anita's image" because of the failed contract.
ML


IP: 203.117.157.64

Jan 28th, 2004 - 8:42 PM
Re: Recorded conversation between Marianne and Joyce

Now, with Woodstock's latest news, in my opinion, J had actually planned it sometime and is ready to take this to court. Actually, I was surprised to read her one-page comment published in "East Week" regarding her company all the while did not know that Anita Mui's cancer was in her last stage etc when I was in HongKong and it was published after the funeral service and not before. Now, I begin to think that this could be the first step (a game) towards bringing the case to court and J's comment on behalf of her company could be used as evidence in court.
DW


IP: 203.194.12.193

Jan 29th, 2004 - 6:32 AM
Re: Recorded conversation between Marianne and Joyce

I somehow think that Joyce might even have planned all this when they were signing the contract. Can you imagine any business people would risk to sign a 2-year contract with a cancer patient? Doesn't matter what stage of cancer Anita was at, Joyce was willing to take that risk or would she have at least thought about changing the contract term to maybe 6mths or 1 yr? Or she might have thought if anita didn't live longer than 2yrs she'd have a chance to sue whoever that is?
ML


IP: 203.116.120.146

Jan 23, 04 - 8:40 PM
Strong bond of friendships - Anita and Ms So

Ms So, should you read this message, what I want to say to you is "I put my hats off you and I salute you".

If I want to describe the kind of genuine friendships between Anita and Ms So, what I can find from a movie that come closer to that is "Boys on the Side" starring Whoopi Goldberg. Please DO NOT, DO NOT EVER similarize the characters of Whoopi Goldberg as the lesbian and Mary Louise-Parker as the Aids sufferer with Ms So and Anita Mui. What I wanted to EMPHASIZE herewith, is the strong friendships that is so true to believe and it did happen in reality. If you were to watch again VCD on Anita's trip to Kyoto, you will notice that she was pretty worry about Anita and she held Anita walking up the staircase in a temple and the way she looked worrisome duirng Anita's filming on the park where visitors' flashes again and again forced Anita to retake (NG). Imagine at that time, she was extremely worry about Anita's health and painful most all the time for seeing her best friend insistent in working despite her deteriorating health.

In the other hand, Anita has never failed to give Ms So (her super loyal fan) a great chance to get closer and befriend with her. Compare to other artists, they must be frightened to death for such a super follower. Anita always have the dream to have a good family and a good husband. She never abandon or get rid of Ms So in order to ward off reporters and public's nonsense speculation about their truly genuine friendships. Neither would Anita ever think that their friendships would prevent other guys from getting closer to her. Anita valued their friendships very much.

I can tell no any fan in this world could be blindly following his/her idol for so long (around 20 years if I'm not mistaken) if his/her idol is not worth such sacrifices. Anita has proved that !!!

I believe if one day Anita's popularity rating has dropped to 0% and could never performed anymore in stage or show business, Ms So will never ever abandon or neglect Anita. Their hard-earned friendships should set as example to today's and future generations.

(I'm hoping more fans in HK and around the world to contribute to this forum to express their feelings toward Anita and I sometimes feel I was only one of the few to write lately).
Woodstock


IP: 218.103.202.236

Jan 25th, 2004 - 5:48 AM
Re: Strong bond of friendships - Anita and Ms So

Besides Miss So, actually there are many devoted fans of Ah Mui, they have followed Ah Mui since her very early days. But Miss So should consider herself to be very lucky to become her closest friend, of course provided that she can afford the time and financially capable (I mean she doesn't have to make a living for herself or to support her family.) Above all her true love won Ah Mui's trust.

Actually only in the recent magazine, and the dirty minded entertainment writer made story on their relationship. Of course that was misleading to those who don't know about Miss So, or don't know Ah Mui too well. Otherwise, none would believe such stupid story.

To me, any friendship without money involved then can be considered as a truly genuine friendship. When there is consideration of money, I tend to have a second thought about some so called true friendship. So in Mui's case, I would like to salute to Miss So and Mrs Ho for their devotion and love towards Ah Mui.

I heard that when Mui passed away in hospital, Miss So cried so badly almost fainted. Then in the funeral home, I saw Miss So weep very sadly when I went to pay my respect to Ah Mui. Then on TV, I saw her again cried and needed help in walking after the cremation ceremony. It was hard for her to lose a friend that she kept company day and night, especially during the last period. It won't be that easy for her to forget everything she has gone through with Mui together for almost 20 years, but I really hope she will take it easy, life must go on!
Angel


IP: 81.164.253.195

Jan 28th, 2004 - 4:09 PM
Re: Strong bond of friendships - Anita and Ms So

I believe also what Woodstock said, there are a lot of Mui Jei fans that followed Mui Jei from her early days. But being fan for following your idol so close, you really need money and time, who doesn't want to be that close with their idol every minute ? As Woodstock said, Ms So is very lucky but she is really very nice to Mui Jei and I'm also very happy that Mui Jei has Ms So as fan.
ML


IP: 203.116.126.179

Jan 28th, 2004 - 4:54 PM
Re: Strong bond of friendships - Anita and Ms So

How can I disagree with both of you? Yap, there are lots of fans wanting to be Anita's assistants and friends and all of them love Anita very much and could not bear to lose Anita.

It so happen that Ms So is a wealthy woman (once married) and she doesn't need to work to earn living. She had devoted her entire life (if I'm not mistaken) on Anita. The recent recorded conversation also revealed that Ms So might know Anita's cancer at last stage that all others didn't know. The Kyoto video also revealed that Ms So took off Anita's shoes (Sorry, Anita will not want anybody to wait on her such as this but because she is sick and could not bent because of pain, somebody has to help her to take off her shoes) when they were in a temple. I almost take Ms So as her paid assistant but it turned out that she is not and she is Anita's best friend.

Is there a way we can keep contact and give her moral supports as it is too hard for her to go on with her life without Anita's presence?
Woodstock


IP: 218.103.197.105

Jan 30th, 2004 - 3:10 AM
Re: Strong bond of friendships - Anita and Ms So

ML : Ms So is still the president of Anita Mui's International Fans Club, so you can always contact her by sending her fax to the club. BTW, she once married, but remains married as far as I know, not as mentioned in the magazine that she was divorced.
ML


IP: 203.116.120.199

Jan 30th, 2004 - 7:59 AM
Re: Strong bond of friendships - Anita and Ms So

Thank you, Woodstock. I am a bit surprised that Ms So is still the president and she is still attached to her husband, deviant from what the magazine reported. This defamation by that magazine I considered as quite serious.
cal


IP: 66.25.192.133

Jan 30, 04 - 8:26 AM
Anyone becoming a fan only after her passing?

At first I didn't really know who she was nor have I listened to cantopop on a regular basis. Then I started to feel really moved after her funeral. I even went out to buy some of her movies. Then I decided to get her CD and it is truly wonderful!
I feel it is a shame I only knew about her after this and regret not having heard her music before.

I am still crying whenever I listen to some of her songs on the CD
ML


IP: 203.116.120.199

Jan 30th, 2004 - 8:34 AM
Re: Anyone becoming a fan only after her passing?

Hi Cal,
Did you buy Anita's latest CDs on your last concert "Classic Moment Live 2003"? You should buy one besides her others coz I can tell u, all songs are sung through great pains and great sacrifices and one will regret not to have one. You could feel her presence while listening to her songs especially when she talked to her audiences. Of course, all her other albums and concerts are also first-class (world-class).
Karl


IP: 140.247.225.81

Jan 30th, 2004 - 9:25 AM
Re: Anyone becoming a fan only after her passing?

I guess in a way I fit into this category. I've always known who she was: I grew up in Hong Kong and remember watching her win the singing competition when I was about 10, and I was familiar with many of her songs until I moved to the US in 1987. I liked several of her songs ("Shadow of Tears on Songstress' Costume" was may favorite) but wasn't too crazy about others. (I especially disliked her cover versions of Western songs like "Fantasy Embrace" ("Careless Whisper") and "Bad Girl" (Sheena Easton's "Strut").) I did buy her "Love Songs" collection in New York when it came out about five years ago and found myself really appreciating her talent and many of the songs that came out after I left HK. But still, if you had asked me to name my favorite singers, she would come after singers like Shirley Kwan, Faye Wong and Sandy Lam. Yet now, after her passing away, I am discovering more and more just what a noble and selfless human being she was, and that has spilled over into my increasing appreciation of her music as well. Songs like "Journeying on Alone" have just taken on a whole new dimension. As for her charity work and philosophy of life, I can say that at the "old" age of 31, I finally have found my first role model in life.
Karl


IP: 140.247.225.81

Jan 30th, 2004 - 9:29 AM
Re: Anyone becoming a fan only after her passing?

Oh, one more thing I forgot to mention that I admire her for was her political awareness. She was quite unique in being courageous enough to put her material interests and career on the line to stand up for what she believed in. Most entertainers then and now (unlike Anita, I don't think they deserve to be called artists, just entertainers) would only care about what they could do to make as much money as possible.

FB

fblin@pacbell.net

IP: 67.118.252.128

Jan 10, 04 - 2:22 PM
Anita's fans are everywhere

"Chinese Ghost Story" was the first of the new Hong Kong films to come to the USA, and I loved it and wanted to see more. Then "Rouge" came and showed for a week, I went back and saw it over and over, something I don't usually do. I was permanently changed by that film; I began to rent laser discs looking for more Anita, more Chow Yun-Fat, more Maggie, Carrie Ng, Chiau Sing-Chi, Leslie Cheung, Ng Man-Tat, etc. Even the minor actors that played the star's mother and father, shopkeepers, fortune tellers, etc I would recognize, even though I didn't know their names. I felt like I had gotten married and suddenly I had a huge new family! I read that Anita was a pop star in real life, the Asian Madonna. So one day I was at work and I parked the truck in Chinatown (San Francisco) and I saw in the shop window a poster for the Anita Mui Farewell Concert at the Masonic Auditorium. It wasn't in the city paper; if I hadn't happened to go to Chinatown that day I would have completely missed it. I went and I loved the music. Calling her the Chinese Madonna was not enough, to me she was the Chinese Pat Benatar, the Chinese Sade, and the Chinese Siouxsie as well. I was the only non-Chinese person there, as far as I could tell, and I didn't understand a word anyone said, but it didn't matter. Since then I have been, for years, listening to Anita's CDs and of course watching all her films and keeping up with the news from Vanessa Fan's English web site (gone now). I am in a very weird state of mind right now, sad of course, but in a strange way I can understand what Anita means when she tells us to be happy, not cry too much. It's like at the end of "Rouge" when she tells Alex Man and Emily Chu "see you in the next life" and walks away. I think that Anita is a very enlightened person and she has put that knowledge into her performances for all of us. I know I will think of her and it will help me when my time comes. I want to say "I love you" and "thank you" to all the Hong Kong film and entertainment community, you have given us so much, I think we're all sharing the same feelings now. Woodstock you a doing a fantastic job with your translations, I can't thank you enough!

San Francisco fan
Adrian


IP: 219.95.13.227

Jan 10th, 2004 - 7:40 PM
: Anita's fans are everywhere

yea-i m so happy that Anita has got some non asian frens too!

yea music is international n somehow its like a common language whereby a tone or melody can just touch the hearts!

i happened to see her last concert in nov2003--it was way cool n i really admire her courage n will power to be on stage again-imagine-8 nites

wats a pity we cant be there tomrrow in Hk to bid farewell to her and also i used her lyrics n song titles to compose an eulogy-its going to be hard to translate--hopefully u can get some chinese frens to do it for u
god bless!
Woodstock


IP: 218.103.197.24

Jan 12th, 2004 - 6:15 AM
Re: Anita's fans are everywhere

FB, thanks for sharing your story of how you got to know Anita Mui. It seems most none Chinese knew Anita Mui through her movies first. It is lucky you discovered soon that she is superb both in singing and in performing, ohterwise you won't know what you have missed in life.

However it is a pity that she has left us soon, because she could easily reach another milestone in her movie career. Her talent in that area has not been fully utilized by any directos yet.

No need to thank me. I will try to catch up my translation as soon as possible. Just too much news and writings about her every where these days! Actually we are a bit surprised that she got so many non Chinese fans.
Susan


IP: 218.102.88.98

Jan 30th, 2004 - 7:15 PM
Re: Anita's fans are everywhere

The time when Anita was touring England, at Hammersmith-London. I think I was around 15-16 years old and in secondary school. I remembered seeing a promotional poster up in a music shop down in Gerrand Street, Chinatown. The price was quite expensive for a poor student like me but I was willing to save for the tickets. The only problem was the concert was held at (I think) 1am or 1.30am (I presumed the organisers was adjusting the schedule for most chinese who finished work late at night), and I actully lived very far outside chinatown and don't have a car & too young to drive as well. So I needed to beg my dad or friends to take me there, my dad told me it's too dangerous to go out late at night and the journey is too far away (always the same excuse from parents, he's not Anita fan so little luck from there) my friends don't have cars either. By the end, I never make it to the concert and regret it ever since. Fortunately I was able to find a job in Hong Kong back in 1994, and had gone to her concert at '95, Fantasy Gig '02 and Classic Moment Live concert last year. I will forever treasured those moments. Funny thing was, the reason for me to stay in HK was because of Ah Mui and Gor Gor, I told myself that if I find a job in HK than I can go to their concerts whenever I like. if it's wasn't for them, I don't think I'll be in HK now. All this are like distant memories for me now.
Liz

lisasklow@yahoo.co.uk

IP: 220.255.42.53

Jan 18, 04 - 10:42 PM
XIN JING

Hi!

How do I download or retrieve the song 'Xin Jing'? Please helppppppp....

Liz
Angry


IP: 218.102.21.153

Jan 23rd, 2004 - 7:52 PM
Re: XIN JING

are u a true fan? if you are and want to show your support and respect, than I suggest u go out and buy her products rather than downloading.
ML


IP: 203.116.126.27

Jan 23rd, 2004 - 8:01 PM
Re: XIN JING

Angry:
I understand your anger but I believe Liz knew about that and 'Xin Jing' was never recorded in any of Anita's albums. It was meant for a charity and is a complimentary from Anita and Anita did not wish to make money from this song. Nowhere else you could find this song in any recording shops in the world.
ML


IP: 203.116.126.50

Jan 30th, 2004 - 10:31 PM
Re: XIN JING

The below is the Buddhist website for downloading of Buddhist songs in mp3 or rm formats including those sung by artists. Anita's Mui Xin Jing is one of the songs.

http://www.buda.idv.tw/list.asp?tablename=music&subclass=%A4%DF%B8g

or

ftp://ftp.buda.idv.tw/music/XJ16.mp3 (to only download XinJing).
Angry


IP: 218.102.88.4

Jan 31st, 2004 - 8:18 PM
Re: XIN JING

Sorry Liz, for my harsh comment, I apologize. I did not know the song title was refering to '心經' in chinese and just thought it was a song that come from her many albums. It make my very sad to see there's many piracy, bootleg copies around, especilaly after her death, whether they are proper distributers or not, all wanted to make fast bucks out of her. My comment was just a sudden temper flare without thinking, please forgive me...
Timothy


IP: 203.117.157.51

Jan 19, 04 - 6:56 PM
Anita Mui's family

Although I love Mui Jie, but couldn't stand her family.....

Her mother's actions and daring speeches on numerous occasions already gave me very bad impression to how much she loves money over her daughter. Mui Jie and her sister, Ann had been the sole breadwinners since she was at the age 5 when all of us at their ages were well fed, well educated and well taken care of by our own parents. She had two elder brothers but did they help to earn money or did houseworks while their two sisters were working?

If Mui Jie had to pay back her parents, she already did so at the age 5 till her last breath. I would think the other way that her mother and her brothers should pay her back by at least showing respect to her while still mourning over her death........

I felt sorry for Mui Jie but I'm happy that she still have her foster mother, Ms So, Denise Ho, Marianne, Eddie Lau, Andy Hui and many others to give her full supports whenever she needed them......
e-spy


IP: 219.95.27.76

Jan 19th, 2004 - 10:18 PM
Re: Anita Mui's family

true-I SHARE SIMILAR VIEWS BUT AT THIS STAGE--LETS PEACE PREVAIL!!
Jack


IP: 64.178.98.10

Jan 20th, 2004 - 6:34 PM
Re: Anita Mui's family

I agree! She took care of herself since the age of five. While most of us have our parents take care of us or support us through college! Shame of her mother if she only cares about money
Anonymous


IP: 203.117.157.70

Jan 29th, 2004 - 6:39 PM
Re: Anita Mui's family

May I ask is it appropriate for Anita's family to celebrate CNY (such as to visit friends and families, in cantonese "Bai Ning") when it is still not yet over 49 days? As far as I know, it is inappropriate because I'd family member who passed away on CNY and we cannot celebrate any occasion within 3 months (if I'm not mistaken).
buzzy


IP: 219.92.155.40

Jan 29th, 2004 - 11:10 PM
Re: Anita Mui's family

I had bitter childhood as well. Like Mui Jeh, my two elder brothers only care for themselves and not our family. They may be rich but they never give a lending hand. In my family, it's 'survival for the fittest'.

Since, Mui Jeh just passed away, definately her family cannot celebrate CNY or other festivals. The
duration for not celebrating festival will depend on their belief or customs. For myself, anyone close passed away, we cannot celebrate festivals for one year and no marriages allowed. Red or bright colors can only be worn after 100 days.
Anonymous


IP: 203.117.157.206

Jan 29th, 2004 - 11:15 PM
Re: Anita Mui's family

Sorry, I was a bit agitated when I read from today's MingPao News that reporters were interviewing Anita's mom and she was about to go out "Bai Ning" with her son as well as to pray at a temple. I couldn't help much that while some of Anita's fans are still mourning for her, Anita's family could go out celebrating CNY.
e-spy


IP: 219.95.10.246

Jan 30th, 2004 - 1:29 AM
Re: Anita Mui's family

yea haha agree agree

how can they have the mood?being immediate family as we are still struggling daily for the loss and grief
Woodstock


IP: 218.103.197.105

Jan 30th, 2004 - 2:44 AM
Re: Anita Mui's family

Exactly, no matter we are Buddhist or not, the immediate family have to be in mourning for at least 100 days, no colorful clothes, no CNY visiting and of course can't give "lucky money". Even we are allowed to, I believe we won't be in a mood to do such things if a loved one has just left us, not even 7 x 7 = 49 days yet.

What that old lady did during the CNY really astonished me. But just looked over at the things she said or did after Ah Mui passed away, we shouldn't feel too surprised about all this, and we should know better now what kind of person she is. In her eyes, money and his sons are everything. Now, she gets all she wants.

I think I mentioned once somewhere, among all the people in the world, only Ah Mui's fans suffer most from the demise of Ah Mui. We really miss her.
ML


IP: 203.116.120.199

Jan 30th, 2004 - 8:03 AM
Re: Anita Mui's family

Absolutely agree with ALL OF YOU. Couldn't find any excuse to forgive Anita's family.
clover


IP: 220.255.164.5

Feb 1st, 2004 - 10:50 AM
Re: Anita Mui's family

it appears to me that they put money way above kinship...i hope they feel "peace" when they splurge anita's hard earned money...its wise of her to donate part of her money to charity...
We love Anita more than her family does


IP: 203.117.157.136

Feb 1st, 2004 - 2:28 PM
Re: Anita Mui's family

Angry at her brother who purposely approached reporter and again mentioned the word "BaiNing". He said Anita's students used to visit them for CNY celebration and this year, they didn't come. Can't Anita's family know that it is inappropriate and still in mourning stage? Even Denise Ho as Anita's student said (before she knew Anita's brother complained about them) that because of her love for her Ci-Fu, Anita, she didn't go out visiting friends/relatives for CNY?

U see even her students are better than her family? I feel sorry for her family for not showing the exact respect to Anita.
ML


IP: 203.116.126.180

Jan 31, 04 - 8:42 PM
Fans' collections in real audio format of recorded radio/tv interviews and live performances

The below is the link to a new website by Anita's fan, Ann Chan for Anita's fans' collections on those interviews and live songs (not recorded in Anita's albums). The collections were recorded by her fans and although not in superb quality but in acceptable level. These collections are rare and one will regret not to listen to them.
All interviews are in Cantonese which I could roughly summarise as below:

http://www.annchan.com/AnitaMui/ThoseWereTheDays.htm

1) HK Radio station DJ interview with Anita Mui in 1988 (night talk) => mostly focus on Anita's love stories.
2) HK Radio station host Albert Au with Anita and Grasshopper => live performances by Anita on other artists' original songs (mostly old Mandarin Songs).
3) Other live performances => I believe she was the guest in other artists' live performances.
4) Some Anita's original old songs recorded from the cassette tapes.
5) A week on Anita => short interview
6) SiuMei talked about Anita => a part that talked about how Anita helped her to drink half-bottle of beer on behalf of her (because SiuMei cannot drink) when she was defeated on a game.
7) 1991 (25th of October 11.00pm-1.00am) HK radio interview
Sandy Lam's interview on 14th November 2003 => section of her talking on Anita
9) Denise Ho's interview with a HK radio station DJ on 20th July 2003 => on her encounter with Anita Mui and their fate bringing them together as ci-fu and disciple.
10) On Anita's live performance on her winning song on the first TVB singing competition.
11) Ann Mui (Anita's sister) interview with HK radio station DJ in 1989 => where 2 hours after listening to her sister's interview, Anita called up the radio station to join in the conversation with them.
12) HK radio station interview on 4th August 1993 => Guests are Anita Mui, Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Eric Tsang and Ah Lek.
13) Recorded audio on Anita's press conference on admitting she has cancer.
13) Many others by HK radio DJs.

The website notifies that there are more to come as they are many collections from Anita's fans ready to share with all her fans