Chasing Star

Daniel Chu Ming-Yui


With over 40 years of experience in the broadcasting industry, Daniel Chu’s first half of his life was inseparable from the radio. After graduating from high school, Daniel started his career as an operator at Commercial Radio Hong Kong, and gradually worked his way up to more prominent roles. He later immigrated to Vancouver to relax and enjoy life. After returning to Hong Kong, he joined Metro Broadcast Corporation Limited as the Chief Operations Officer. He contributed 14 years of his time at Metro Radio, and later stepped down in 2016. Just when everyone assumed Daniel was going to retire, he surprised the public by accepting a challenge in the new media and taking up the post as the CEO of Bread Radio Online. Daniel's goal is to connect with other online radio stations in Mainland China. During his recent visit to Vancouver, Daniel sat down with Leisure Talk host Mary Lo for the first time to share his memories as Mary’s supervisor at Commercial Radio Hong Kong. They also took a stroll down the memory lane to the development of the broadcast industry, as well as shared his thoughts on the rise of new media.

Andy Hui


With a career spanning 30 years, veteran singer Andy Hui won countless awards and was praised as one of the greatest Hong Kong male singers. Andy was recently invited to Vancouver for a charity concert. With many hit songs since his debut in 1980s, and in response to his Vancouver fans’ requests, he is set to put on a melodious show to relive the love classics. During his busy rehearsal schedule, Andy guested on Leisure Talk to share with Mary Lo his memories as the special performer in Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 1998, filming the music video for his song "Sincerely" with MCV Champion Janice Lee, and also his unforgettable experience participating in various charity events. During his interview, Andy revealed his desire to take part in movies and stage dramas, as well as to continue to thrive in different fields.

Raymond Mak, Richard Yuen and Duck Lau


My 25 Unforgettable Classics Voting Game and Unforgettable Classics Singing Contest are two highlights of the Silver Anniversary celebration of Fairchild Television. As part of a series of promotions, veteran musicians and key figures of Hong Kong music industry in the 80s and 90s Raymond Mak, Richard Yuen and Duck Lau were invited to reminisce on the golden era of Cantopop with viewers in Leisure Talk. The three guests all acknowledged that Cantopop reached its peak before the millennium as the lyrics had deeper meanings and the melodies held a high level of groove. Covering English and Japanese songs was popular at that time and the renditions were always given a whole new life by the artistes, offering audience a fresh listening experience. During the interview, they also shared their amazing experiences on music production in the industry with program host Mary.

Joyce Cheng


For the very first time, Joyce Cheng will be holding her own concert《Break A Leg》at Hong Kong Coliseum. The idea behind comes from her leg injury on a trip aboard. Although Joyce’s ankle hasn’t fully recovered, nothing can stop her from fulfilling her “Hong Kong Coliseum dream”. The diligent Joyce is not only successful in music but also in her acting career. Last year, Joyce was nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category at the 2017 Nice International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema for her role in "29+1". Recently, Joyce travelled back to Vancouver to visit her family and guested on Leisure Talk to share her two crossover hits and experience of collaborating with Dayo Wong and MastaMic.

Veronica Shiu


Miss Chinese Vancouver Veronica Shiu seized the opportunity to launch her acting career in Hong Kong after winning in multiple beauty pageants. Last year, Veronica was cast as Yan Yan in the modern sitcom Come Home Love: Lo And Behold where she started to gain popularity. As she was taking a vacation back to Canada, many Vancouverites recognized her and asked to take photos together. Aside from acting, Veronica took on a new challenge as she covered Hubert Wu’s song, “I Was Here”, in a special music video, which went viral among netizens. During Veronica’s stay in Vancouver, she sat down with William Ho to share new updates and future plans on Leisure Talk. Veronica also expressed gratitude for landing on the role Yan Yan as it earned her more recognition, allowing her to explore other fields as a program host or and emcee.

Wan Kwong


Best known as "The Temple Street Prince" of Hong Kong, Wan Kwong has worked in the entertainment industry for over 60 years. His songs are filled with witty lyrics and reflect the cultural and political aspects of local Hong Kong residents’ life in the 1970s and 80s. Some of his all-time classics include 14 Seats and Life of a Taxi Driver which voice out the hardship endured by drivers and Ignoring Father which brings out family and drug abuse issues. Wan Kwong was not feeling-well the first few days in Vancouver, however, he still made it to Fairchild TV in person to explain his health condition and re-schedule interviews with our staff. His professionalism definitely earns him respect and admiration from everyone. When Wan Kwong slightly recovered, he immediately guested on Leisure Talk to wish all Canadian viewers a happy early Chinese New year. He also shared his achievement of holding concerts at Hong Kong Coliseum three times in a year and expressed his happiness of winning the Best Male Actor in a Leading Role in Gold Award last year.

Eddie Cheung


Artiste Eddie Cheung had appeared in numerous TV dramas after joining TVB in the early 80’s. After leaving TVB, he began to land on important roles in popular movies such as Running on Karma, Election, Election 2, and Exiled, as his acting skill was recognized by renowned movie director and producer Johnnie To. In order to spend more time with his family, Eddie returned to TVB after almost a decade and participated in multiple dramas includes Til Love Do Us Lie, The No No Girl, Come With Me, and more. Eddie recently came to Vancouver to film a new drama and guested on Leisure Talk and What’s On to share the difference between shooting a movie and a TV drama, his happy family life, and how he gets along with his two children.

Stephen Shin


Renowned Hong Kong movie director, producer, and screenwriter, Stephen Shin, was one of the major figures of the “Hong Kong New Wave”. He has directed and produced countless popular movies. Among them, the historical epic movie The Great Conqueror’s Concubine starring Gong Li and produced by Zhang Yimou made Stephen one of the Hong Kong forerunners to partner with filmmakers from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan for joint movie productions. In more recent years, his work The Assassin produced was not only featured at the Vancouver International Film Festival but also shone at the Cannes Film Festival and earned multiple international awards. In Stephen’s recent interview on Leisure Talk, he shared some key reasons of joining the film industry and his experience after working in this industry for decades.

Eddy Ko


A Vancouverite himself, experienced actor Eddy Ko has appeared in numerous classic movies and TV dramas in Asia. He recently guested on Leisure Talk with his wife to share some exciting behind-the-scene stories when filming at Hengdian World Studios, his passion for singing, and delightful family life. To learn more about Eddy’s recent updates, be sure to stay tuned for his interview on Leisure Talk!

Teddy Ng


Teddy started his career in the film industry first as a photographer; he then participated in Wong Kar-wai’s movie as a cinematographer before becoming a movie director. Apart from directing films and music videos, Teddy has also collaborated with different organizations, such as Hong Kong Correctional Services, to produce educational micro-movies. There is always a woman behind every man's success. Teddy’s movie star wife, Sabrina Ho, was one of the judges of Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2017. Recently, Teddy guested on Leisure Talk to share his experience when filming movies, his thoughts on the future of Chinese movies, behind-the-scene stories when directing Andy Lau’s music video, and some little secrets between him and Sabrina.