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Friday, March 30, 2012

I enjoy Chinese period drama. I enjoy Chinese pugilistic movies with good kung fu too. Two actors I particularly like watching in such movies are Donnie Yen and Zhao Wen Zhuo whom I recently found out is called Vincent Chiu.

Donnie Yen

I don't usually follow the entertainment news and I usually skip the "Life" section in The Straits Times. Due to this, I have been said to have no life by some friends and family members. Nice pun.

However, the recent fight between Donnie Yen and Vincent Chiu which apparently has been going on for weeks finally caught my attention. If it gets the attention of AK71, it must be BIG!

Vincent Chiu

I don't know either man personally, of course, and whether it is a clash of egos or if there are some serious and valid grievances, I do not know. You guys go read the reports and decide for yourselves. Apparently, the dispute created flaming in cyberspace that would make the Great Fire of London looked like a harmless campfire.

What caught my attention and created a deep impression was a remark by Vincent Chiu:

"All ten properties I bought at a low price in Beijing are now worth six times more.

"Even if I stop working, I won't have any difficulty getting by," Chiu told the media recently, in response to Yen's announcement that he would take Chiu to court.

Passive income in the form of rental income plus capital appreciation of 500%! Impressive. Vincent Chiu is not just an accomplished martial arts pugilist, he is also a savvy investor.

Read the article: here.


INVS 2.0 said...

Hi AK71,

IP Man vs General Zheng Chenggong. Interesting. :)

AK71 said...

Hi INVS 2.0,

Wonder if they would make a movie out of it... ;p

INVS 2.0 said...

Hi Ak71,

They can make a movie.

The story plot goes like this:

Supposedly IP Man is transported back in time by a freak thunderstorm to Ming Dynasty. IP Man lands on Taiwan, with Dutch colonists still defying the Emperor's order to surrender. IP Man later joins the Dutch army and fight against the incoming Zheng Chenggong as a Chinese traitor. With his IP kungfu, he manages to kill many Ming soldiers. Zheng spots him at a city wall and engages him head on. A fierce fight ensues and both parties sustain many sword wounds. IP Man may have the agility but Zheng, with his general body armour, offers solid defense against sword slashes. Eventually Zheng kicks IP Man in the butt and he rolls down the city wall, eventually got himself killed by an incoming cannon fire from one of the Ming's battleships. :D

AK71 said...

Hi INVS 2.0,

Hahaha.. Very droll. I had a good laugh. You are a talented script writer! :D

Thanks for this. ;)

SnOOpy168 said...

Perhaps this will be an excuse for a new movie title - "The Dawn of 2 Heros", to be directed by Zhang Yi Mou and with Zhao Wei as the side kick.

AK71 said...

Hi SnOOpy168,

Wah! That would be something to watch. ;p

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