Time No See, Jacky
You know Hong Kong actor-singer Jacky Cheung is good
at what he does.
A quick look at his filmography justifies that. He
stars in hit movies like Blacky Ko’s comedy
Curry Pepper (1990), Ann Hui’s drama July Rhapsody
(2002) and Peter Chan’s musical Perhaps Love
(2005). He also bags awards like a 1989 Hong Kong
Film Awards Best Supporting Actor for his role in
Wong Kar Wai’s As Tears Go By, as well as a
1991 Taiwan Golden Horse Film Festival Best Supporting
Actor for his role in Tsui Hark’s Swordsman.
As if that isn’t enough, the 45-year-old family
man is a regular at regional music awards, and is
fondly known as the “God of Songs”.
Recently in Singapore for a whirlwind 24-hour promotional
tour for his latest Mandarin album “By
Your Side” and upcoming concert in July,
Moviexclusive.com had the opportunity to catch the
fever at his one and only autograph session here.
After a frenzied schedule of attending a press conference
and conducting interviews in the day, Cheung makes
his way to thousands of perspiring fans at Bugis Junction
who are hoping to catch a glimpse of the Heavenly
After a brief introduction of how he feels both “tired
and shiok” taking on the role of the producer
director for this album, five lucky fans chosen from
a radio contest are ushered on stage where they presented
“love messages” to Cheung.
Clad in a vibrant floral shirt, Cheung coyly accepts
the specially-written cards with his signature politeness
and sincere gratitude. He also gamely poses for the
camera and even initiates by making his way down stage
for a better angle.
To please the hordes of fans who are waiting to get
their albums signed, Cheung affectionately sang a
few verses of his new song “Long Time No See”,
even though it is not planned in the night’s
programme lineup. Listening him sing “live”
definitely made everyone’s long wait worthwhile.
It has been three years since Chueng came to our sunny
island for an album promotional tour. And judging
by the enthusiasm of the successful autograph session,
as long as Cheung remains the inspirational figure
he is years down the road, it doesn’t matter
if it is a case of “long time no see”.