Saturday, March 29, 2008

Esther @ BSS Epi 273 Preview + Summary

Credit Esther Kwan's Realm if repost SCAN.


同事三分親 273 - 常伴你左右
Best Selling Secrets Episode 273- Always By Your Side

Ming (Chan Hung Lit) angered two of Yin's business partners while having lunch with Chang (Lau Kong). The next day Chang told Vincent (Geoffrey Wong Chi-Hung) that those two business partners plan to sell their shares of Yin's, but refused to sell them to Ming. Vincent tells Chang that recent rumors suspect Kam (Law Lok Lam), Ming's biggest rival, has interest in purchasing large shares of Yin's. During the meeting Ming asked Vincent which projects he plans to announce at Yin's press conference, Vincent said the main focus would be the environmental friendly "Flame Wheel". Ming disaprove the idea, he wants Vincent to focus on going against Kam's projects. Vincent receives a call from well known businessman Mr. Yee, Mr.Yee expresses interest in the "Flame Wheel". Vincent regains his confidence and believes that his decision is the right one. However, shortly before the press con, Mr. Yee tells Vincent that he will sell his whole comapny to Kam. Ming calls a meeting the day after, Ming wants to reorganize the entire company. His plan is to sell Xing and the "Flame Wheel" company, Vincent is angry at Ming for making such a decision. Vincent hopes that talking with Diana (Alvina Kong Yan-Yin) and Philip (Lawrence Yan Chi-Keung) would make him better, but both failed to understand him. This makes Vincent miss Ka Nam (Esther Kwan Wing-Ho) even more. Vincent decides to send her an email. At this time, Chun (Tsui Wing) delievers something to Vincent from Ka Nam...

Anime: I was so excited when a saw Esther's name credited in the cast list down at the bottom...does this mean that we're going to see Esther in this episode? Kind of worried though because in one of the captions it said "Vincent and Ming finally settled their disagreement with Nam's help from afar". Hope it's not only Ka Nam's name that gets mentioned...keeping my fingers crossed here :)

Posted on 03/29/08

Esther @ BSS Epi 272 Preview

Credit Esther Kwan's Realm if repost SCAN.

Hang receives a postcard from Nam, nothing much. Don't think we'll get to see Esther in this episode but maybe we'll hear her voice...this episode also introduces Wong Hei's character as Hang's brother.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

News Buzz: Next Magazine Awards 2008 Result

Best Selling Secrets managed #10 in the Top 10 Television Program category. Too bad Esther didn't win a spot in the top 10. Unfortunately the top 10 isn't based on acting skills, but rather based on fluctuating popularity. Well, that's just a silly idolization contest. We all know who can really act don't we?

Posted on 03/26/08

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Esther + Bobby @ Armed Reaction Recollection

Ngor Jei, Siu Sung, Sam Yuen and Ah Fung...the unforgettable four. Time sure flies by fast, it's already been a decade since Armed Reaction. Why can't time reverse itself, so that we can travel back to the time where high quality series exist? They've apparently gone extinct. We need a time machine here ...

Posted on 03/25/08

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Esther + Alvina @ TVB 30th Anniversary Special Show

, Alvina Kong, Louis Koo, Hawick Lau and Lau Wing Kin's performance. Hehe...Ka Nam and Diana met 10 years ago :)

Credit: qby567

Posted on 03/22/08

Friday, March 21, 2008

Esther @ Best Selling Secrets Episode 265 Caps

Esther @ episode 265 of Best Selling Secrets. I like this episode, even though we only get to see Ka Nam for 2 mins. Esther, we will all be waiting for your return, please do come back to BSS! Vincent will be waiting for Ka Nam :)

Ka Nam: Vincent, the times we share are the sweetest memories I hold...
Vincent: Ka Nam, I don't mind waiting for you, as long as you have me in your heart. No matter how long it may be, I'll be waiting for you...

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Posted on 03/21/08

Esther + Bobby @ Armed Reaction II Hug

Especially love this scene, love their hug; the two look so sweet together :)

Posted on 03/21/08

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

TVB's Forever Best Actress - From The Very Beginning


Anime: Translated from a magazine article months ago :) Sharing with all Esther fans!

TVB’s Forever Best Actress – ☆ Esther Kwan Wing Ho ☆

Although our childhood memories may contain the shadow of Esther’s calm and coolness during her time at aTV, her most glamorous era was her time at TVB. There are many different types of actors. One unique type can support an entire series just solely with the character she develops. She is the only reason you would want to watch the series for, you not need to care about the plot or any other factors. It is just her, everything is because of her; this is real achievement and success. There aren’t many actress that can meet the above criteria, Esther Kwan is one of the few. These past years Esther have traveled from aTV to TVB and carried onto the mainland. Even during the peak of her career, she has always remained very low profile. One day, when you suddenly remember her, she is already someone’s wife and mother of a two year old.

Esther’s first job was an office clerk. A friend invited her to film a series of videos, so she can make some money and experience something new at the same time. Esther had her doubts; she grew up in a very restricted family. Esther never thought she would be a star. She finally agreed upon discovering that the videos were to be released overseas only, Hong Kong viewers would never get a chance to see them. Her first role was to act as a pregnant woman who wanted to seek vengeance. The plot was lame; filming took place in a dirty, rusty old factory building. It’s hard to imagine what Esther was like back then, but that was in fact her first role. She once wanted to give up and leave the entertainment business, but in end she took the chance and signed her first contract. Even though the quality of the video was poor, Esther still cannot wait to watch her own performance after the post-production. The first step of becoming a successful actress started from way back then.

Her friend later joined aTV and continued to offer Esther different opportunities. Esther started to film short mini series for aTV; she thought nobody would notice her out of the large cast and crew. She never expected the feedback to be that great; everybody praised her for her performance. aTV decided to sign a long contract with her, but she refused. She always treated acting as her part-time job; she never thought this would be she lifetime career. It was the same friend who persuaded her, her friend said, “What is so memorable about your past? You have nothing to lose. Being an actress is not to act for other people, but it’s to give yourself a chance.” Months later, Esther officially signed with aTV.

When Esther first joined aTV, she was the most ordinary girl you could find, she only wanted to act, that’s why she signed with aTV. She remained very ordinary for a while; she did not care about her outer appearance. She only wanted to act. Because of her outer appearance, the press has continuously called her the “out-dated” one. When filming “The Burning Rain”, the series that caused great disturbance to TVB, her outfit were always the worst of the entire cast. She purposely made herself extremely untidy so she would play a more realistic vagrant, nobody recognized her when she was filming on the bus because of that. In contrast, everyone avoided her. This is dedication that most “so called” actress lack. Esther did not know any shortcuts to fame, she only focuses on her acting and hope to win the audience’s applause with her own effort. She eventually became aTV’s top actress. People started to notice this ordinary girl, Esther filmed one series after another. In 1992, Esther’s contract with aTV ended, she realized that there were alternate paths. She chose to enter the movie industry. She signed with a movie company and decided to find new opportunities.

Only after signing her new company did she realize most of the scripts offered to her were pornographic based. Hong Kong porn films were very popular during those years. Many of the newcomers wanted to be famous and chose to accept the film. Unlike those people, our traditional Esther cannot accept such matter.

Esther was once rebellious, during her secondary school year she once skipped class to go shopping with friends. However, that very same night, she confessed to her father, knowing she was wrong. Esther is also very selective when it comes to scripts. She chose her films carefully. For a long period, she just sat at home doing nothing. Another problem arose not long after, her company was in crisis and was forced to close. That was one of the low points in her life. When she was most depressed, TVB noticed Esther and signed her to be a part of the big family. Her most glamorous years were about to come.

Entering TVB was probably Esther’s best decision. To this day, nobody ever found out how TVB was able to have such precise insight. She gained her “fame” at aTV, but that “fame” was nothing compared to the attention she received during her time at TVB. Her outer appearance gave people the “tragic" feeling, everyone thought she was most suitable for filming melancholic series. TVB went against all logic and decided to cast Esther in “Mutual Affection”, a light comedy. Esther brought the character to life and gained rapid popularity. Undoubtedly, Esther was a natural when it comes to comedy. This was not the first time Esther tried a comedy, during her aTV years, she filmed “Love Is Like Oxygen”, a rather light comedy, but aTV was not able to unleash Esther’s true hidden potential. TVB brought the “real” Esther to life. Year 1997’s “Lady Flower Fist” was indeed the series that caused Esther’s career to skyrocket. All because of these series, Esther got voted as “Most Popular Actress” in almost every single newspaper, television station award presentations. Esther became the ultimate television queen of Hong Kong. She was crown the title “female housewife killer”. Usually “housewives” only favor particular male actors, but Esther was the exception. “Housewives” fell in love with this serious, yet extremely “cute” woman. Every one of her series was a success. The name Kwan Wing Ho had created a special effect, whenever her name appears in any series, that series is a definite must watch. Her collaborations with “Armed Reaction” co-star and fellow “housewife killer” Bobby AuYeung Chun-Wah sent her career to the top of the peak. The sensitive and crazy Ngor from Armed Reaction was voted as the only female character in the “Top 10 Most Wanted Lover” contest. The sequel, “Armed Reaction II”, earned itself the number two spot in TVB’s highest rated series in these past eleven years. Jessica Hsuan Suen once made such a comment during an interview, “It takes a century for one Esther Kwan to be created.” What Jessica means is that even though there are many actress in the business, there are few that matches up to Esther’s charisma. TVB made the best of her. There is no one that matches her charm ever since Esther left TVB.

Whenever the name Esther Kwan is mentioned, another name appears alongside it: Nick Cheung Ka-Fai. Nick Cheung, Esther’s boyfriend of ten years, now husband and father of her their dear daughter Brittany. The two met at the most “unique” time, she was aTV’s rising star while Nick was aTV’s unnoticeable supporting star. Esther was quite the rumor queen; Felix Wong Yat-Wah and Carlo Chin Ka-Lok were two of her rumored boyfriends. One time when Nick fell off a horse and injured himself during filming, Esther rushed to see him. Nick then became her only “rumored” boyfriend ever since. Even though both were aTV’s artist, the two did not get much chance to work with each other. Their real collaboration had only been in “Hong Kong Criminal Archives: Eight Drug Dealers” and “Spirit of the Dragon”. Year 1993, the cast and crew of “Spirit” flew over to Canada for some filming. It was then when Nick discovered the true and cute side of Esther. Upon returning to Hong Kong, he started to pursue her.

Esther is a stubborn head, she once said, “I’m very unpretentious and simple, if I start dating, I would want to marry that person.” When Esther accepted Nick, she knew this would be a lifetime matter. Arguments are unavoidable between couples. After the two had a major quarrel in 1996, Nick suddenly disappeared. In turned out Nick’s uncle had some business in South Africa and required his assistance. Nick used this good opportunity to relax and clear his mind. He left for eight months; he completely separated from Esther during that time. He just left Esther without any notice. After eight months, the two met each other at the hospital. Nick’s sister was diagnosed with cancer, Esther knew Nick was away and so she offered help to his sister and visited her whenever time permitted. There was no explanation, no apologies, the two naturally got back together. Nick is actually a very caring man, even though the two had disagreements during the filming of “The Legendary Four Aces”, upon returning home, Nick would still cook for Esther. When Esther’s friends come for a visit, Nick would always be the chauffeur, so that Esther can have more time to chat with her friends. The two finally got married in 2003 at Sydney. Not long after, Esther revealed that she was pregnant. At the age of forty-one, and when Nick is suffering from Mediterranean Anaemia, the two still relentlessly gave birth to daughter Brittany. Esther is someone who will not stop until everything is perfect, her goal is to have two to four children. That is her definition of a complete family.

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Posted on 03/18/08

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Esther + Bobby @ Anti-Crime Squad Episode 22 Caps

Esther and Bobby reprise their respective roles as "Lee Sing Ping" and "Kwok Oi" from 1997's Taming the Princess in the last episode of 1999's Anti-Crime Squad, where the couple got married along with Louisa So & Wayne Lai, Ben Ng & Maggie Shiu, Timmy Hung & Joyce Chen. Esther and Bobby's cameo appearance was a crossover of Taming and Armed Reaction. Quite hilarious, producer Kwong really does know how to please the audience. Too bad he left TVB, or else we could have had Armed Reaction V with Bobby and Esther...

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Esther @ BSS Epi 265 Preview + Summary

Credit Esther Kwan's Realm if repost SCAN.


同事三分親 265 - 家嵐的回『信』
Best Selling Secrets Episode 265- Ka Nam's Reply

Vincent (Geoffrey Wong Chi-Hung) finally returns to work. Ming (Chan Hung Lit) orders Xing's colleagues to remove all of Ka Nam (Esther Kwan Wing-Ho)'s belongings and strictly forbid everyone to mention Nam's name. Vincent attends a meeting at Xing, just when everything thinks Vincent is still depressed, he shows up all energetic and ready to work. Vincent acts all normal when Diana (Alvina Kong Yan-Yin) mentioned Nam's name during the meeting. Diana asks Vincent how he feels after letting his most loved woman leave, Vincent says he'll be fine as long as Nam has him in her heart. Vincent goes out for a drink with his friends, he tells his friends that he and Nam send each other an email everyday. In reality, Vincent and Nam have lost contact ever since Nam left for America. Ming and Vincent have their "father and son" talk, Ming constantly reminds Vincent to stay in contact with Nam, he hopes that Nam will become his daughter-in-law in the future. Mix emotions arouse in Vincent's heart. Vincent stay by his computer and waits for Nam's email everyday. One day he finally receives an email from Nam, only to discover that the email was intended for Jit (Vin Choi Kei-Chun). Vincent sends Jit the email from Nam. In the email Nam mentioned her experiences in the U.S. and the fact that she thinks about Kin wherever she goes. Jit knows that Vincent would be extremely unhappy after reading Nam's email. Philip (Lawrence Yan Chi-Keung) calls Vincent out and hopes to comfort and make Vincent feel better. On the other hand Nam finally realizes that she sent the email to the wrong person, she then decides to send Vincent an email...

All Esther fans be sure to check out next Friday's episode!

Posted on 03/15/08

Friday, March 14, 2008

Esther + Nick @ The Legendary Four Aces Caps

The Legendary Four Aces episodic screen captures feat. Esther & Nick

Episode 29

Episode 32

Episode 40

Episode 41

Episode 42

Episode 51

Episode 52