Wednesday, October 3, 2007


I was havin' the delicious fish paste noodles this morning when I overheard an uncle across the table talking out loud to a couple of aunty and uncle.

Uncle with dark framed glasses: "Eh Anita Mui lah!" nudging the aunty sitting across him and showing her the Chinese newspaper at the same time (obviously the tabloid section).

"She's back! Alive!"

Aunty in pink cap: "Back your head lah! Come back to visit you maybe!"

UDFG: "Hehe…no lah. Died already some more got so much news. Pity her also lah." He sighed out loud.

APC: "Yeah cos got people like you mah. Enjoy reading tabloids wat!"

UDFG: "Hehe…. Same like Leslie (Cheung). First play gay and got outed by the press cos got pressure. After that ah, got depression. Maybe that's why he killed himself"

APC: "NO LAH! It's because he acted in that movie. Neh, that ghost movie, what's the name? Think he got possessed by the ghost lah!"

Uncle with receding hairline: "Eh you siaw ah! Don't simply say lah. So you're saying the ghost made him commit suicide?"

APC: "If not? Sure got dirty stuff lah. He so handsome why want to kill himself meh. Some more people accept him as gay mah."

Both uncles shook their heads in disbelief while I stopped eating cos the noodles were simply too dry. Of cos, I was also disgusted by all the nonsensical talks from the aunties and uncles.

It has been 4 years and 7 months since Leslie leapt to his death from the 24th floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong. I remembered clearly at the time when I received the news, I was in utter disbelief. He completely shocked the world and of cos, his beloved fans. Nine months down the road, the world saw another tragic demise of a great talent both in acting and singing –Anita Mui. Their music and their movies still rock my world tho'.

1 comment:

FamezGAY said...

yah its kinda stupid to hear all these nonsense. Btw being a entertainer is not easy for having to face all these issues. Huh.. being celebrity is like locked in jail.. no more freedom even when u r dead..