Monthly Archives: December 2007

The Truth 《谜图》第一篇

I think I must have confused some of you with my previous entry. So let me start by introducing the cast of “The Truth” (谜图),the new drama I am currently shooting:

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Rebecca Lim 林慧玲 (hairstylist/my sister) and I (corporate employee)

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Zhu Houren 朱厚任 (CEO of SOHO/my boss) and Tay Ping Hui 郑斌辉 (CID/my boyfriend)

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Shaun Chen 陈泓宇(VP of SOHO/my sister’s bf)

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Richard Low 刘谦益 (Managing Director of SOHO/Uncle Ray)

The story is about love, revenge, greed and fear, woven woven into the lives of the six of us, connecting us unwillingly together.

Despite it being a serious drama, and very emotionally charged most of the time, we reserved a lot of laughter and fun after the action, so it’s a lot easier to pull myself out of the emotion within the scene. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to take that many pictures, but I’ll try to include more in my next few entries.

Meantime, I hope all of you are having a wonderful weekend!

宝贝万岁!

前两天,我们在 “纸包鸡” 吃饭。没有拍太多照,因为都顾着吃、喝、聊天。
真的很开心,也很想念大家!现在拍 〈谜图〉也很愉快啦,虽然很少拍照,(因为拍摄时间很紧凑,也没有人有空帮我拍)但是我觉得大家都相处的非常好。认真工作的当儿,也不忘说笑,使到工作环境很舒服。
这个改次再说吧,还是让大家看我们 “宝贝们” 当晚开心的一 些照片!

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Daddy and I!!

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婆婆 and I

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“李木木” and I

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Jaclyn and Chengxi

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Michelle and I

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我,来玲导演,艾霖助导

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这不是个完整的群体照,因为大家都在忙着联络感情,不好意思去打扰,就没有把大家拍下来!

Merry Christmas!

 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

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My family doesn’t celebrate Christmas, so here I am, on Christmas eve, spending some quiet time alone at home with my book and a dvd. The only thing missing would be the snow.

How’s everyone else celebrating Christmas?

The Tenth Circle

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It’s one of those stormy days where I’d rather be sitting by the window, with a cup of coffee and a good book, hearing the raindrops hit the window.

I just got back from filming and the location was a young couple’s home in Punggol. I was early reporting for work today and had a bit of time to myself so I planted myself on their L-shape sofa by the floor to ceiling window to read my book “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter”. It’s not a feel-good book but I love the setting of the first chapter. Cold, wintry, harsh and difficult. I think it’s just perfect for Christmas. That aside, I wanna share this other book that I just finished reading with all of you.

I like Jodi Picoult because she has plenty of quotes about life, love, relationships which she use to round up sections of the story. Each paragraph is delivered with a punch that never fails to send shivers down my spine. I really liked the way it left me thinking about myself and the way my life parallels fiction. Her stories are ordinary yet this is exactly what is so frightening about it, that the things that happen to her characters could happen to us, the people we know and love, and when it really does, it wouldn’t just go away so easily with the flip of a page.

This book explores kinship and marital love through a man’s desperate attempt to reign in his character and prove to himself more than anyone else who he really is; the conflicts, desires, temptations faced by a growing teenager; and the emotional battle of a woman who is so afraid to confront the inconsistencies of her wants that she screws up her relationship with her husband and daughter.

It’s rather depressing to think about the lessons learnt, but in a perverse way, I’m also glad to draw certain conclusions from the story.

Anyone can try to hide who he really is, and for years, be able to fool the people around him, but the frightening truth is when you deceive yourself into thinking you have it all under control, that you actually believe you are no longer what you were before, when all it takes is just the click of a light bulb to unleash the nemesis from within. Where does that leave you?

The uncertainty that shrouds the mind of a growing teenager, who is bombarded with so much superficiality that she can’t differentiate right from wrong, imaginary from reality, who thinks she is saying something when everything else she does mean another. Reasoning and logic is marred with thrill and impulse. What if the only way out is to get yourself in? What if the only way to help is to stand and watch the worst happen?

If a conversation is punctuated with prolonged silences, you know something is wrong. You focus on why the relationship is not working out, instead of how it can work out; you blame the other person; you meet someone else and start anew. And then one day you realise that it’s you who has changed, not the other person. You realise that you are trying to fill up the so-called void in your heart when all these while you’re merely too full of yourself.

There is hope, I’m certain. Only if we are willing to confront who we are, and then let go.

All of it.

红星大奖之后

当天时间还真紧,所以没什么拍照。这是典礼后和粉丝在门口拍的。谢谢Rina提供的照片,也谢谢你们在又湿又冷的夜晚等我post-show 完毕。
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看到你们这么多人对我的鼓励,我真的很感动。不好意思,这么久才在这里跟大家分享我的感受。 坦白说,今年没得奖,打击不是特别大,可能是曾经经历过了,也熬过来了,所以学会看开些。有记者跟我说大家以为我“包赢”,会不会因此而感到失望? 哎呀,比赛怎么会有“包赢”的?当晚也只不过抱着平常心去对待。穿的舒服,有机会坐那么好的位子,观赏颁奖礼都很开心咯!有一句话就在这里跟大家分享:入围是一种鼓励,得奖是给我的奖励,没得奖代表自己还要加倍努力。有目标在眼前,我并不迷失,也没有时间钻牛角尖。

记得曾经有个记者朋友告诉过我,每年红星大奖之后,当晚都会在赶稿,要不然赶不及刊登,所以都希望不会被安排负责这个典礼的新闻。最近关于”红星大奖“ 的新闻比较多,记者每个都蛮拼的。我知道有个报道分析了我没得奖的原因,说我犯下了五大罪,让不少认识我和支持我的朋友满腹的气。我真的很感动,因为你们对我的信任是如此深厚。

媒体抄新闻是娱乐圈的家常便饭,所以我也不会太在意,或对记者们所写的东西耿耿于怀。这是他们的工作,而我想他们应该也有自己的压力和所面对的政治。所谓人在江湖,身不由己,所以我能体谅他们的处境。另一个记者朋友曾经跟我分享,说娱乐圈的新闻往往都是负面多,因为新闻价值高,整天写好的东西,人家看多了会乏味,无趣,所以为了与其他刊物竞争,就常常会把新闻搞的比较有争议性。

我没得奖的报导是真是假,在里头我澄清过了,我也不想再多说,毕竟“祸从口出”是个好朋友与我分享的至理名言。愿意相信我的人,我非常感激,不愿意相信我的人,我只能让时间证明一切,希望有朝一日能用诚意和实力打动他们的心。

这些流言不在我的掌控中,所以还是把精力放在我能做的,专心演戏,呈现最真实的我。

你们放心吧,谢谢你们为我加油!

怀旧

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谢谢 Bryan (化装师) & Ryan (发型师) 当晚把我打扮到漂漂亮亮!

那天出席25周年的颁奖典礼,感触很多,因为播出了以前的电视剧时,对它们隐约有一点印象。我小时候不常看电视,有些电视剧还是最近重播的时候看的。嘿嘿!

最近希望有机会再看到的电视剧:《飞跃巅峰》
最喜欢的主题曲:《我吃的起苦》
最喜欢的电视剧:《出路》
最喜欢的前男演员:林明哲
最喜欢的前女演员:汤妙玲

当我坐在台下时,有尽在不言中的感动。看到一些前辈一路走来的辛苦,让我觉得自己太幸福了。我们这一代经历过的,根本不能和他们相提并论,也让我很渴望能回到从前,尝尝那种滋味。二十五年后,当我们这一代回味我们现在的作品,也会不会象前辈们一样,含着泪,叙说当年的经典画面呢?

入行到现在,我都没有机会拍象《出路》,《和平的代价》或《豆腐街》这类型的电视剧,坦白说觉得很可惜。这些剧正好把很多当年先辈所经历过的一切重演一番,是能让自己丰富人生历练的一条途径。这也就是为什么我特别喜欢《我吃的起苦》。因为它的歌词里的耐力和精神是我这辈子想,但是却没有机会体验的。

不过,每一代都有自己的风格,可能我比较怀旧吧!

扮美达人

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我一直都很敬佩综艺组的同事,能够有用不完的精力。可能是我习惯了戏剧组的拍摄手法,虽然时间有时很长,等的时间很多,不过就是因为有这些等待的时间,能够让我们暂时补充精力,准备下一场戏,或下一个镜头。综艺节目不一样,尤其是主持人,更是要牙尖嘴利,随机应变。如果单跟着稿念,也可能会很乏味。但是如果要用自己的方式呈现,又要有品味的把想法,资讯传出去,所以真的很考功力。偶尔上一下综艺节目当当嘉宾,还不错,可以有一个不同的环境,也可以学到很多生活知识,和人与人之间的交流。拍 “扮美达人” 还真好玩,虽然是很短的节目,不过我也尽量与大家分享属于自己的一些东西。希望你们会喜欢!

For more pictures, check out “What’s On TV” page!