20. August 2018 · Comments Off on Another New Song ~ 謝謝一輩子 “Xie Xie Yi Bei Zi” · Categories: Uncategorized

 

I’d like to share another song with you all. This one is called 謝謝一輩子 “Xie Xie Yi Bei Zi”.
I released this song in China on the 7th day of the 7th month on the Lunar calendar. That day, known as the Qixi Festival, a traditional annual Chinese festival celebrating a mythological tale of the cowherd meeting the weaver girl, is also known as Chinese Valentines day. Ever since I was a young kid, I’ve always heard about this Chinese culture, but I don’t celebrate it very often, and I’ve never actually seriously celebrated this particular festival. Honestly, I’m not a romantic person, and my wife is not the type of person who cares much about these dates. I remember one time I give her a big bunch of roses, and the response I got was, “crazy”!

 

This time, I’d like to dedicate this song to my wife.

I’ve mentioned many times before, we’ve known each other for so many years. I would often say “xie xie” (thanks) to my wife: thanks for cooking things for me to eat; thanks for ironing my clothes; thanks for looking after JJ and Jones (my two golden retrievers); thanks for looking after my parents; thanks for being there for Jaycee…… “xie xie ni” (thank you), I think I’ll say these words for the rest of our lives.

 

I’ve been preparing this gift for over 2 years. I even managed to ask Jay Chou (周傑倫) and Preston Lee (李安修) to help with this song. I used a lot of thought towards this song, I hope she doesn’t think I’m crazy again!

 

This year is our 36th wedding anniversary. Apart from dedicating this song to her, I also want to say, “Lin Fong Chiao, I love you.”

 

And I also hope everyone all over the world has a heartwarming Chinese valentines day. I love you all

 

今天是七夕節,中國的情人節。雖然我從小學習中國文化,但很少過這樣那樣的節日,更是沒認真過過這個節日。
我從來不是一個浪漫的人,嬌姐也不是一個注重形式的人。有一次,我送她一大把玫瑰花,她還說我是「神經病」。
但這一次,我要送給嬌姐一首歌.
我曾經在很多地方講過,認識這麼多年,我經常跟嬌姐講「謝謝」:謝謝你煮東西給我吃,謝謝你幫我熨衣服,謝謝你把JJ和Jones養得那麼好(我的兩只金毛狗狗),謝謝你幫我照顧爸爸媽媽,謝謝你一直陪伴著小房子……「謝謝你」這三個字,我想我還會跟她講一輩子。
這個禮物籌備了2年多,還請到周傑倫跟李安修來幫忙。這麼用心,我想她應該不會再罵我是神經病了吧!
今年是我跟嬌姐結婚第36年,除了這首歌,我還想跟她說:「林鳳嬌,我愛你」。
也祝全天下所有人節日快樂!我也愛你們!

 

Like with my other songs, I recorded a short message to go with 謝謝一輩子 “Xie Xie Yi Bei Zi”.  Those of you who understand Mandarin can have a listen first! My staff will provide an English translation very soon.

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06. August 2018 · Comments Off on Mudslide! · Categories: Uncategorized

Today, we started shooting on location. The weather suddenly changed and our crew were caught in a massive mudslide! A few of our production trucks were stuck in the river of rushing mud. Many of the crew became frightened because it was so sudden. Luckily, some large hook trucks come to our rescue and helped tow our production trucks to safety.

I’d like to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt “thank you” to all the people who came to help us. And also “sorry” to all the crew members who were frightened by the mudslide. Our production team will learn from this experience; be more alert to the weather conditions, do our best to protect our crew members and ensure that working conditions are absolutely safe. Thanks to everyone for your hard work!

今天在外景地拍攝,遇到突發山洪,劇組的車輛全都陷進泥石流中,現場很多工作人員都受到了驚嚇,幸運的是,虎克車隊聞訊第一時間趕來現場,幫助我們往外拖車,最終化險為夷。在此想跟所有來支援我們的人說聲感謝,謝謝你們的慷慨幫忙!也跟所有受驚的同仁們說聲抱歉,劇組將會以此為鑒,加強各項安全防範措施,保護大家的工作環境安全。大家都辛苦了!

 

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12. July 2018 · Comments Off on “Bie Fang Qi”! 別放棄! ~ Don’t Give Up · Categories: Uncategorized

 

I’d like to share another song with you all. This song is called: 別放棄 – “Bie Fang Qi” (Don’t Give Up). It was written by Jaycee in 2008 for the athletes competing in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and was released in his album in 2010. Now, I’d like to sing this song to him….

 

Like with my other songs, I recorded a short message to go with別放棄 – “Bie Fang Qi“.  Those of you who understand Mandarin can have a listen first! My staff will provide an English translation very soon.

 

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19. June 2018 · Comments Off on A Song to My Parents ~ “Ai Qing Lao Le” · Categories: Uncategorized

Fathers day has just passed, and I miss my dad. When I was young, my dad didn’t give me many presents, but I do remember him giving me 2-3 gifts. Even though they’re just some very ordinary things, I’ve treasured them and kept them with me all along. Today, I’d like to give him this gift. This song, “愛情老了 – Ai Qing Lao Le“, is a song I sung on behalf of my dad to my mom. It’s a record of their lifetime story, and it’s also a record of words that my dad didn’t get a chance to say to my mom.

My mom and dad didn’t have any diamond rings or fresh flowers, and they never said “I love you” to each other. But they both were by each others sides until the very end. This is my parent’s story. Although very ordinary and simple, they have taught me what is real love.

When love gets old, what is it? It’s family! What’s more important, more valuable, than family that will always be by your side? Family that can spend a lifetime together? I’ve played many characters in movies where my loved ones are at the brink of life or death. And I’m sure you’ve watched many beautiful love story movies. But I think that the most beautiful love story of all has always been people by our sides. That is, the love of our parents. I’m singing this song for my parents, and I’m singing it to everyone as well. I hope everyone can be like my parents, and are fortunate enough to see what love is like when it gets old!

 

I also recorded a short message to go with the song.  Those of you who understand Mandarin can have a listen first! There’s an English translation below ~ Hope you can listen to my voice and read the translation at the same time.

Dedicated to my parents – “Ai Qing Lao Le

In this day and age, things are growing so fast that people don’t get a chance to see what love looks like when it gets old. During my parent’s gneration, a lifetime truly meant a lifetime. No matter how difficult the road was, they still had each other to carry on.

My parents met during an unsettling time. Before they met, they each had a previous marriage and children. Because of war, they were forced to leave their hometowns and ended up in Hong Kong. This is where they fell in love, and then had me. As far as I can remember, dad worked in the kitchen while mom helped people do the laundry. I’d be crawling around mom’s knees; she’d be working and looking after me at the same time.

At night, I made a lot of noise and always like to cry. Whenever this happened, mom would take me outside to the gardens, cool me with a fan, sing me a lullaby, and gently rock me to sleep. At that time, I was already quite heavy. Working during the day, then looking after me at night was hard work for her.

When I started going to primary school, I was trouble every day and didn’t want to learn. Dad was offered a job to work in Australia as the Head Chef for the American Embassy. This job meant more money and better support for the family. It was obvious that I wasn’t doing well in school so they decided to send me to the Chinese Peking Opera School. Dad left Hong Kong, went to Australia. Soon afterwards, mom left too.

Over 10 years later, I finally had a chance to travel to Canberra, Australia. When I arrived at the small airport, I saw my parents in the distance, their hair already white, mom was shorter than me by quite a lot. I gave them a big hug and started sobbing.

But I guess when I wasn’t by their side, at least mom had dad, and dad had mom. No matter how difficult life was, they still had each other. Winter, summer; cold or hot. Having someone who cares about you; someone to go home to at night and whisper “xin ku le” (you’ve worked hard).

My parents had the chance to witness “愛情老了 – Ai Qing Lao Le”, what love looks like when it gets old.
I also hope I have this opportunity to witness it as well.

 

 

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31. May 2018 · Comments Off on Qing Chun Gu Shi ~ Another Song to Share · Categories: Uncategorized

Last year during our JC Stunt Team 40th Anniversary celebration, I dedicated this song “Qing Chun Gu Shi ” – 《青春故事》to my JC Stunt Team members, fans, and friends all over the world. From the very beginning as one of the ‘Seven Little Fortunes’ to establishing my JC Stunt Team, these people have accompanied me during my childhood and youthful years. Today, I’d like to share with you some of these old photos. Every single photo is a precious and unforgettable piece of memory, telling a story of when I was young. Now it’s your turn to tell me, who do you think of after listening to my song? What is your childhood story that comes to mind?

 

I also recorded a short message to go with this song. Again, it’s in Mandarin, but my staff will translate it to English for my overseas fans very soon. For those of you who understand Mandarin can have a listen first.

 

Qing Chun Gu Shi 青春故事獨白 – Monologue

“My childhood was a little different from yours. When I was about 6 years old, my parents sent me to the Chinese Opera School. Every day, as soon as I opened my eyes, I’d be up and training with my “shixiong” (brothers). At a blink of an eye, I trained for 10 years. I was still so young and my parents weren’t by my side. Training every day was tough and I’d often be punished by my sifu (master). I remember when I first started, apart from crying every day, I’d just cry every day.

As I grew a little older, I was selected as one of the “Seven Little Fortunes”. Even so, I still had to train hard every day, and Sifu still punished me quite often. But at least I got a chance to perform on stage, and having that opportunity made me feel very honored. While performing on stage, we’d always have some little ‘accidents’ every now and then. One day, someone would forget his lines and start creating his own script; another day, I might suddenly decide to wear a moustache with my costume and go on stage. These memories are still vivid on my mind, and I often laugh to myself whenever I think or talk about them.

Later, we started working on the movie set. From being an extra to being a stunt double, then becoming a stuntman; from acting as a dead body in a scene to having one shot where I walk past the camera, and then advancing to having one line in the movie…… I would do the action sequences that people didn’t want to do. I would jump the buildings that people wouldn’t jump. Slowly, I established a name for myself.

And then later, I started to have my own team, called the JC Stunt Team. At the very beginning, there were only 2-3 of us. As time passed, more and more people joined us. At first, the team were all Asians, but now there are people from countries all over the world. Since then till now, it’s been over 40 years already. I believe that not only in the history of kung fu movies in Hong Kong, you will see traces of us in the history of kung fu movies worldwide.

This song is dedicated to our youthful years. Back then, we had no idea what the future would be like. We didn’t know if hard work would actually result in success. But we still worked hard, gave it our best, never let go, never gave up and continued to risk it at all costs.

The Chinese Opera School, Seven Little Fortunes, the JC Stunt Team – these are all very precious memories that will always remain with each and every one of us.”

 

 

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