Sunday, January 06, 2013
Taiwan film and television tycoon Yang Deng-Kui passed away on December 31. Jacky Cheung Hok Yau, Wong Jing, and Andrew Lau Wai Keung yesterday went to Taiwan to pay their respect. Hok Yau and Yang Deng-Kui have known each other for over a decade. Yang Deng-Kui said, "Cheung Hok Yau's biggest flaw is he doesn't look like an artist, but it is also his most lovable quality." Hok Yau said, "Boss Yang didn't speak much. He was bold and loyal, I respected him very much." Hok Yau remembered 11 years ago Boss Yang asked him to work on a liquor ad. At the time he already quit drinking. Boss Yang took great care of him. The first 3 glasses were real liquor, the rest were all tea. He revealed taht he was working on his schedule to attend the memorial concert on the 28th.
Wong Jing praised Yang Deng-Kui as "a real man who values promises. He supported their film productions very much and loved film and television." Lau Wai Keung said, "He took care of the younger generation like a father."
Ariel Lin yesterday tearfully said, "I would properly promote, I hope he would be able to see it there." She and Yang Deng-Kui were like grandfather and grandchild. Most of her work was with Gala Television Corporation. Every time she finished one, Yang Deng-Kui would always take her hand and said, "Thank you for making another good show for the company." He made her felt all warm inside.
Dicky Cheung Wai Kin yesterday arrived from Shanghai and stayed less than 3 hours. Kin Jai once had a film contract with Yang Deng-Kui, who gave him a down payment first. However before the movie went into production he already spent it all. Then he ran into Ken Yang and asked him to tell Yang Deng-Kui that he would not take a down payment for nothing. In the future if he was needed he would be there. Yang Deng-Kui replied, "You just keep the down payment first!" He finally understood the reasoning behind "you respect me and I return it ten folds" and behaved with the spirit.
Translated by: hktopten