Sunday, December 30, 2007

Hacken will contemplate seriously about adding more shows to his concert, his phobia of poor ticket sales still remains

28 December, 2007

Hacken Lee attended a press conference for his upcoming 2008 concert "Prudential & You Use Your Heart to Listen: Your Hacken Lee Concert Hall 2008 Concert". The concert will start on February 8, 2008 till February 14. All 7 shows will be held in the Hong Kong Coliseum, and music will be the highlight of the concert. Four famous musicians were also invited to perform, including Lung Heung Win and Huang Shih Lun who were present at the conference to show their support. The organization presented Hacken with a computer and popcorn to wish him success and astonishing sales for his concert. Present at the conference also were 12 children who played the violin as accompaniment.

The main highlight will be music, will not imitate Andy Lau

Hacken expressed that his concert sales were not very good in the past (more than 10 years ago) and it did affect him. Will he add more shows? He said that for now, he will not do so as it is better to maintain the stability. As the concert is held during the Chinese New Year, there will be many audience members giving him red packets. He reveals that he will donate all the red packets he receives to charity unless it is specified that the red packet is for his son. If so, he will set up an educational fund for Ryan. He also joked he wants to compare the number of red packets between him and his son. “Dear fans, remember to give 1 more red packet this year!” he said. He says that receiving many red packets is like receiving lots of luck. He will spend the amount of money received, and then donate the same sum to the charity. In the past, the amount of money totaled up to almost ten million and he believes that Ryan will receive more red packets than him. He is happy to know that his concert sales reached at least 60 percent.

Will he give half of what he earned in his concert to Emily? “We’ve not thinking about money! She’s not a materialistic person.”

“I’ve seen Andy Lau’s carnival-style concert, it was very well done. I give it 101 marks. I will not follow his style but put music to the highlight instead. Even the costumes are simpler; there will not be flashy outfits. It’d be great if I can wear sports shoes.” Emily has always been in-charge of his clothing, but she will be taking care of Ryan this year. He will employ another image consultant this time. The flashy outfits will be saved for the future concerts with Alan Tam. Did he invite Alan as guest? “He should not sacrifice his family time for me, let’s see if he’s free,” Hacken joked. “I’ve asked several other singers, whoever is free can come and have fun!”

When asked if he starts his concert on the second day of CNY because he wants to spend the first day together with his family, Hacken reveals, “The schedule was arranged this way. Even on the first day, I need to rehearse. For the past few years, I’ve been a regular at holding CNY concerts and I’m used t it. And when it comes to receiving red packets…it’s really great and happy.” In the past, red packets received during his concert with Alan Tam were given to charity. He also says that as Ryan is still very young, he will not let him attend the concert. Will he attend the 903 awards ceremony? “It’s not appropriate to answer this question now. Let’s wait a few more days.”

Does not speak about the Metro Hits Awards

On the discussion that the Metro Hits Awards were as predicted, Hacken said that he does not wish to comment on this anymore. He’s happy if there’s an award, but if there’s none he will go fulfill his duties as a father. For now, the most important to him is his concert. He congratulates all winners, and is happy that Priscilla Chan is back in the industry.

At the Metro Hits Awards, Andy Lau, Eason Chan and Hacken Lee were the winners that day, each with 5 awards. Leo Ku received 4 awards, falling behind by 1. Joey Yung received 4 awards while Janice received 3.5 awards though she could not attend the function due to food poisoning.

Before the awards ceremony, Gold Label announced that they are boycotting Metro Hits and none of their singers would be present. During the opening ceremony when the various music companies were introduced, it was mentioned that Gold Label was not present due to personal financial problems. Hence, all related personnel did not attend. However, Gold Label singers still received encouragement and awards, which also shows the fairness in this event. Following this, one of the first 4 songs to receive awards was Leo Ku’s "Love Coming Home", which received Most Number of Plays award---Justin’s "Man & KTV" and Kary Ng’s "Forcing Too Hard" both received Best Original Song Award. Edmond Leung’s "Trying to Be Smart" and Stephy Tang’s "Light Bulb" won the Karaoke Award. The host commented on the good results.

[Sources:, Mingpao, Singpao, Oriental Daily, Orisun] [translated by: HIANEZ, edited by: KATE]

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Hacken Lee Interviews Stephen Chan!

[credit:, Translated by Emma Lam]

28 December 2007

Hacken Lee (李克勤) welcomed his guest, TVB General Manager Stephen Chan (陳志雲) to film the interview section of his HD Music Special programme today and in the style of Stephen's hospitality when he interviews his guests, Hacken presented Stephen with a thoughtful gift. Hacken had arranged for a special award to be made for Stephen, in the shape of his initial "S" and engraved with "Most Popular Programme Host" on it.

After receiving his gift, Stephen revealed that on the night of the Jade Solid Gold Music Awards, he will be on leave and could be on his way to the Antarctic. He laughed that he was not going away intentionally to avoid Hacken. Asked if he would be especially generous with his answers during his interview with "TVB Godson" Hacken, Stephen laughed that Hacken is TVB's godson and not his own and pointed out that he is also just an employee of the company. Asked if the company would be awarding Hacken with the two highest male singer awards this year in exchange for this show, Stephen said that the voting has not yet started and the result will reflect the will of the viewers.

There were reports that Eason Chan (陳奕迅) lost his temper during filming of an episode of Jade Solid Gold <勁歌金曲>, leading to TVB's displeasure and their decision not to give him any awards. Stephen pointed out that this is not related and after investigation, he has learned that Eason did not throw a tantrum and he only wanted to get the job done right.

As for whether his cherished staff member Patrick Tang (鄧健泓) stood to bag an award, Stephen said that he felt that Patrick has one particularly good song, but it is down to the marketplace to decide if he is ready for an award yet.

Hacken admitted that he will be plugging himself during the interview and will take the opportunity to ask Stephen whether or not he will be attending his forthcoming concert. However, Stephen asked him in reply why he had not invited him to be a guest on the show. He said that this will be a very risky interview because he has to balance the questions between being too boring and being disrespectful. However, he has had many suggestions for questions for Stephen from many of his inquisitive friends.

Metro Radio Hands Out Music Awards To All

[credit:, translated by Emma Lam]

27 December 2007

Metro Radio's Hit Music Awards 2007 <新城勁爆頒獎禮> were presented on Boxing Day and with over a hundred awards handed out, it was like Christmas for the singers.

All the singers who attended received an award and even the Gold Label singers who had boycotted the event were awarded 13 gongs in their absence.

Hacken Lee (李克勤), Andy Lau (劉德華) and Eason Chan (陳奕迅) were the big winners of the night, each receiving five awards. Joey Yung (容祖兒) was the most fruitful female star, receiving four awards. Gold Label big brother Leo Ku (古巨基) was honoured with four awards and MC William Lam (林柏希) commented with a hint of sarcasm: "With such good results, why did they not attend?" Fortunately for Miriam Yeung (楊千嬅), who left Gold Label earlier this year, she was able to attend and receive her awards in person.

The stars arrived and were arranged to do a red carpet walk. Rumoured couple Ivana Wong (王菀之) and Hins Cheung (張敬軒) arrived together and up and coming diva Kay Tse (謝安琪) was accompanied by young husband Louis Cheung (張繼聰). Yumiko Cheng (鄭希怡) and Joline Tsai (蔡依琳) gave a taste of sexiness and glamour and rumoured couple Show Luo (羅志祥) and Rainie Yang (楊丞林) also happily posed together.

Although the Gold Label stars were not present, the company's congratulatory message was still printed inside the programme. Metro Radio boss Chu Ming Rui (朱明銳) explained that the programmes were printed a month ago, before Gold Label had pulled their artistes out of the ceremony. He said it was a shame that they did not attend, but he had made it clear in an earlier communication with the company's executives that Metro would still be presenting awards to their singers, despite their absence. As for any further co-operation between the companies, Mr Chu said that it was difficult to discuss anything at the moment and he will have to wait until things have settled down. He joked that he will have to think of some new ways of breaking the ice, maybe by presenting them with tea.

Gold Label decided earlier this month to withdraw all its singers from attending the Metro Radio awards ceremony after failure to negotiate a set number of awards from the station for the company's top singers, Leo and Justin Lo (側田).

[hacken won these awards. thanks 2 HIANEZ 4 the translation!!
Metro Hits Best Song - Where will the flowers fall
Metro Hits Best creative album - My Cup of tea
Best performance award
Best Asian singer award
Metro hits best song of the year - Where will the flowers fall ]

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Hacken Refuses to Comment on Gold Label's Boycott Act, feels that singers are like pawns

December 24, 2007

Earlier, Gold Label issued a statement that all their singers would not be attending the award ceremony organised by Metro Radio Station. The reason being that they are unhappy with the unequal distribution of the awards, with the majority of them going to Universal. Two of the main singers involved is Hacken Lee and Leo Ku. Last night, both of them met at the JSG 3rd Quarter selection, but things seemed amiable between them.

It is rumoured that Leo Ku would get the Male Singer Award, but because Metro Radio Station wants to 'return the favour', the award will be given to Hacken instead. This caused Gold Label to be greatly displeased, thus deciding to boycott the event.

Hacken does not wish to be dragged into the boycotting incident and said that that he wants to just take good care of his son. He said that being a singer can be rather helpless sometimes. If the Award Ceremonies are like battlefields, then the record companies would be the equivalent of generals while singers are only pawns and soldiers. Singers just have to put in effort to produce a good album and obey instructions.

When Hacken and Leo met at the JSG awards, they were talking and trying to understand the whole incident form each other. Later, Hacken acknowledged that they did talk about this incident. Hacken relayed that Leo was only just following instructions, just like how he himself missed Metro's celebratory bash after the awards ceremony last year because his company was not happy with the results.

When asked if this incident caused any awkwards feelings between him and Leo, Hacken said, "No, everyone talks and jokes." When asked his feelings towards getting awards, he replied "If I receive an award, I will be happy, if not, I will just go home and take care of my son. I'm already not that young, please don't try and drag me into this. When asked if Leo's award is being given to him, he said: "I have always not believed this. No one knows the results yet. Maybe I will also not get it."

Leo Ku has just returned from Malaysia and he indicated that he did not know what was going on. He had even prepared his clothes for the ceremony, only to be told by his company that they would not be attending. He said that all the talk about the awards and the reasons are just media speculation. He said he will follow what his company does, and respect their decision, but he will also understand the reason for doing so.

[Gillian's comments: I think Paco was being very petty by getting all his singers to boycott the event because they are not the big winners. Also, if it is really about the Male Singer award, it was given to Leo and Hacken did not get it. Not sure if they changed the results because of this or it was just a media speculation.]
[kate's comments: i 100% agree w/gillian!! though last year UMG artists did not attend the party afterwards, but that's not as bad as not attending the ceremony period. but i'm not that surprised about the boycott. paco has always had the kinda bad news reported about him that makes him seem like a really greedy/petty guy....]

[translated by: GILLIAN]

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Hacken Lee Spends Christmas With Family

[credit:, translated by Emma Lam]

26 December 2007

Hacken Lee (李克勤) and Kayi Cheung (張嘉兒) were among the guests on Christmas Eve at the blessing ceremony in preparation for the TVB Jade HD Premiere <翡翠高清首映禮> show.

Hacken laughed that he will be using face masks more often now with HD broadcasting because his skin is not as smooth as he would like it to be. He also commented on how well Andy Lau (劉德華) has managed to keep his body looking throughout his concert run, so he will be asking Andy for his diet plan to help with preparations for his own concert next year.

Hacken revealed that he will be having a big meal with his family for Christmas eve and he has prepared two big stockings for his son, but has not bought a gift for his wife. He said that his wife does not care much for material possessions, but he will surprise her once in a while.

Kayi will be representing Hong Kong in the forthcoming Miss Chinese International Pageant in January and she seemed to have lost some weight recently, with her cheeks looking less puffy. She said she has not lost weight intentionally and hopes that she will do well at the pageant.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Hacken at the TVB HD Series For 2008 Launch

[credit:, translated by Emma Lam]

22 December 2007

TVB's HD Broadcasting Roadshow <高清數碼廣播全面睇> reached East Point City (東港城) today and General Manager Stephen Chan (陳志雲) led the opening ceremony, together with many artistes, who did their part to promote some forthcoming series that will be broadcasted in high definition.

[*left out parts not Hacken-related*]

Other shows in the HD showcase included Hacken Lee (李克勤)'s music special, Jade Solid Gold <勁歌金曲> presented by Patrick Tang (鄧健泓), Living Up<更上一層樓> hosted by Maggie Cheung (張可頤), daily sitcom Best Selling Secrets <同事三分親> starring Esther Kwan (關詠荷), Alvina Kong (江欣燕) and Angela Tong (湯盈盈) and Sharon Chan (陳敏之)'s current affairs show Info Link <事必關己>. The four Miss Hong Kong winners were also on hand to promote the forthcoming beauty pageants.

Hacken was asked about the section in his music special where he will be interviewing "the boss" Stephen and he revealed that this was quite a challenge because if he kept his questions too tame, the audience would lose interest, but if his questions were too prying, he risked losing his job. He revealed that he will be asking about the reports surrounding the allocation of TVB awards. As for whether he would bring up the matter of sexual orientation, Hacken said evasively: "Sometimes you do not have to be too direct, a successful interviewer is able to turn a general conversation into a kind of trap. If you take it easy, you can slip the odd question in without your subject realising."

To show his support for the HD launch, Hacken has spent the equivalent of his fee for half a concert on a new 65 inch HD-ready television and 110 inch projection unit at his home. He laughed that when Liza visited him, she was stunned when she saw it.

Asked if he would terminate Hacken's contract if he did not like the questions at the interview, Stephen laughed that TVB would not do something like this. He said that if Hacken asks the question, he will answer it. With his numerous appearances on television, will Stephen be spending more time on his skincare regime in the future? He said that he already goes for skin-cleansing treatment every seven to ten days, so he will not increase this any more.

Hacken Lee Films TVB First HD Music Special

[credit:, translated by Emma Lam]

20 December 2007

"TVB Godson" Hacken Lee (李克勤) has received a special invitation from TVB to star in the first ever music special to be filmed using HD technology and filming on the show started yesterday evening. His guests will include Eason Chan (陳奕迅), Sammi Cheng (鄭秀文), Patrick Tang (鄧健泓) and TVB General Manager Stephen Chan (陳志雲).

In the show, Hacken will be turning the tables on Stephen and conducting an interview with him in the style of his chat show Be My Guest <志雲飯局>, which has been renamed "Be Hacken's Guest <志勤飯局> for the purposes of this special show.

Asked if he is worried that this job will lead to rumours that he is only working in exchange for awards at the end of the year, Hacken said that this is not the case and if it was true then he should have won lots of awards years ago when he did even more work for TVB.

Talking about his other guests, Hacken said that it has been his wish to work with Eason for many years because it is so hard to find a true friend in the industry, so they will be testing each other with tongue-twister songs. As for Sammi, Hacken revealed that it has been over ten years since they last collaborated in TVB series A Life Of His Own <浪族闊少爺>.

With Stephen often making his guests cry in his chat show, Hacken was asked if he will make Stephen cry in his interview with him, but he did not respond directly and said that he wanted his show to concentrate on other things to complement the music, so this was ideal. He also laughed that with the HD recording, he will have to make sure that his hair and make-up are perfect.

Eason on the other hand has never liked setting his hair or putting on make-up and said that he does not mind people seeing him in his true form. During filming, he asked Hacken why he has kept his golden head of hair for so long and Hacken explained that he has only started winning awards after he started dying his hair and although he is not normally a superstitious person, he has kept up the tradition of having dyed hair since. He went on to point out that Eason started winning awards after he permed his hair, so Eason laughed that maybe they should try both dying and perming and see if that gives better results. However, he then said that he cannot dye his hair blonde because it will make him look like a little fat chicken as he does not have much hair.

Eason is currently filming <查之女> with Sammi and he said that in the first few days, he was quite nervous about working with her. Asked if he felt that Sammi had changed from before, he said that the only change is that she no longer offers incense to the gods, other than that, she is just the same. He laughed: "She is like a piece of paper, I mean her figure. I am like a chopping board, a weathered one, with lots of dents."

Friday, December 14, 2007

Hacken Lee Gives Ada Choi Concert Tickets as Wedding Gift


Translated by Cmiley

Ada Choi earlier announced she and secretly dated for 4 years with Zhang Jun will be getting married, even though the marriage news is surprising, but earlier in November through Zhang's blog he expressed of going home to rest for a few days, and feelings of being able to eat together with the family and watching tv really is fulfilling happiness, he enjoys the feeling of a family atmosphere, and sweetly said: "Having a family is really a happiness" Sounding like right at the moment he's disclosing that he'll soon be happily setting up a family.

Also, after Ada announced the marriage news, many entertainment industry artists were yelling congrats, one of them good friend; Monica Chan through the blog, complimenting Zhang is a good man, he's caring to the family and really motivated, directly saying Ada and Zhang are a match made in heaven, giving the two unlimited wishes of happiness.

As for Hacken Lee attending TVB's program "豷智豶在職安健" recording, he already knew early of Ada's marriage news, and he said: "What kind of gift will I give her? Cash is the best, or invite her to watch my concert in Feb., by then I can give her the Colisseum's 64th tickets for her and her husband, and her husband's family can come watch too."

And when Myolie Wu was at a function, she expressed really admiring Ada for keeping the marriage news so secretly, she would do the same, only announcing marriage news and not announce a relationship.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Hacken Lee Has No More To Say

[source:, translated by : Emma Lam]

12 December 2007

Hacken Lee (李克勤) was a guest on an interview with Metro radio and was presented with a cute outfit for his son by host Barry Yip (葉文輝). Asked about the recent negative reports and rumours about his wife and his son, Hacken said with resignation that he has nothing more to say. "I have said everything that I can to respond to the false reports. When I went to the gym yesterday with my wife, I knew that we would be photographed again and I am prepared for this now, but I cannot keep responding to everything. I will accept any words of congratulation or encouragement and forget the unhappy incidents." Hacken said that his wife is not upset by these incidents any more and they will not let this affect their lives, so they will continue as normal with their affairs. He said: "I can't help the reporters taking photographs, but just hope that they will print the better ones."

Hacken's car and mic breaks down...and he also receives criticism

December 10, 2007

Things do not go well for him

Yesterday, Hacken met with many unsuccessful things. It all began when he made his way to Sha Tin Courseway to act as guest for the Cathay Airlines Hong Kong International Races 2007. When he left his home for the event, his 7-seater car broken down in Tseung Kwan O tunnel. After the commotion which lasted for about 30 minutes, he then boarded a taxi and managed to arrive on time for the event.

Though he was the most popular performing guest, his mic earphones had problems while he was singing. When he sang "Red Sun" and went forward to shake hands with the audience, a man shouted "Horse Club's Bootlicker!" and even raised his hand to do a thumbs down gesture, expressing his jeers. But there were people in the audience who stood up for Hacken and directed 4-letter vulgar language at the man.

About the man's comment, Hacken replies: "Really? I didn't hear him. Oh, forget it!" With such bad luck, will Hacken make a bet on the horse race? Hacken replies: "in my whole life, I've only bet two times on horse races. Ten years ago, together with friends, we bet on a horse and won lots of money, but since then never won again." And replying to his car breaking down, he says, "Good thing I have a habit of always leaving the house early, so even when the car breaks down this time, I was not late and didn't affect the show's progress."

[translated by: HIANEZ & JANE, edited by: KATE`*]

Joey Yung gets to see Ryan's picture

December 8, 2007
Vol 25 of FACE

In the recent children's charity program organized by TVB, the focus was on Hacken Lee (well known for his singing) who did not perform (as well) as expected. Later on, there were many discussions on it and Hacken explained that it was due to the fact that the crew forgot to switch off Joey Yung's mic. Hence, he had to listen to Joey's conversation with Wong Cho Lam while singing. More or less, he got distracted.

However, the truth wasn't as such. Joey ought not to be the one who has such a strong influence over Hacken to distract him. The culprit had to be his son, Ryan. That night, backstage, he kept telling Joey about his son. And Joey liked little Ryan a lot, and kept at Hacken's ipod (in which he stored Ryan's picture) for 10 minutes. How could one not be distracted like this?

While doing make up and her hair, Joey kept looking at Ryan. And she even dared to show it to the reporters! Hmm, could it be that she wants to have a baby too? But her boss would not want her to do so, she is EEG's number 1 sister after all!

Later on, Gigi Leung also said that she wanted to have a look at Ryan. Hacken, on seeing that there were reporters around taking pictures, spoke loudly "Of course I won't show it, I only show it to people that I know!" Gigi has written (music for) "Tall Girl" for him before, did he mean those words for the reporters?

Hacken put Ryan's photo into his ipod. He was very happy to become a father, and should've been more generous and let the FBI have a clearer shot!

[translated by: HIANEZ, edited by: KATE`*]

Hacken Lee offers millions to catch traitor

December 8, 2007

Emily's blog exposed

Yesterday, Emily Lo's private blog was being exposed and published in various newspapers. Her family and pregnancy pictures were all reported in the news. Her termination of breadfeeding due to germ infection was also reported. Yesterday, during a rehearsal, Hacken commented "Sigh! I knew of it already. I don't know why but this time, I have to praise them for being superior. Less than 20 people knew of this blog, I won't get angry over this but I really have to fork out 1000 million to seek this traitor." (he was joking) Is Emily infected by germs? "I do not wish to elaborate on this. Everyone knows that I don't comment much on family matters," he replied.

Hacken stressed that he has no idea of the traitor. The blog was not registered under their real names and it was only meant for relatives and friends. He added,"We've already removed the items on the blog this morning and will not continue to update. I have no idea if the traitor is a friend of mine or my wife's but I really wish to find out. Even Alan Tam did not know of his blog (he does not have a computer), it might've been my father but then again he does not know how to use the computer. My friends know not of this blog and I believe that it is one of my wife's friends who was bribed. I should have distrubuted the photos myself instead of letting that person gain (from it)!"

They were very careful about this blog but it had to be exposed in such a manner. However, it isn't exactly a very unhappy thing. Hence, he will forgive this issue. Also, regarding the reports of his wife coming down with a weird disease, Hacken answers that someone made up that story.

When asked about Ryan's resemblance to him, he said "Sigh, everyone of us is very careful when it comes to protecting him. We take greater care when we go out, and have no idea that things would be exposed like this. But forget about it, things that will happen has happened. Let nature take its course. I was angry about the report regarding the weird disease because clearly, they conjured it up, but not this one."

This blog has been going on for a year and they dared not update it anymore. Also, he announced that ticket sales for his concert had been doing well. Credit card users already bought 2/3 of the tickets. The decision of adding shows will be finalized after public sales of tickets.

[Sources:, Mingpao, Apple daily, Takung Pao, Wen Wei Po, Singtao]
[translated by: HIANEZ, edited by: KATE`*]


Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Hacken Lee Says Emily Lo Is Fine

[source:, translated by Emma Lam,
image source:]

3 December 2007

Hacken Lee (李克勤) took part in a promotional event for Adidas Europass today, so he was absent from the CRHK Chik Chak Pop Music awards event that was happening at the same time. He explained that he only received the invitation from CRHK after agreeing to this commercial appearance, so he could not appear at both functions.

There have been reports that Hacken's wife Emily Lo (盧淑儀) has been suffering from post-natal depression and has been admitted to hospital after exhibiting strange behaviour, separating her from their son, Ryan. Hacken expressed disappointment at the reporters for writing these false accounts and explained that his visit to the hospital with his wife was to visit a friend of theirs from outside the industry. He added that the story seemed to be taken from the plot of the film 28 Days Later.

Hacken added that if the reporters had taken photographs, he would have welcomed them to come and ask questions, to which he would have answered truthfully, but to simply make up the story is very malicious. He said that his wife has been been upset by the reports, but they will handle it as well as they can. On an optimistic note, he can see it as additional promotional activity for his album. He said that he would like to take the opportunity to let all his friends and family know that they are fine and there are no strange illnesses or emergencies.

Hacken Lee Thanks Alan Tam For Generosity

translated by Emma Lam,
image sources:,]

3 December 2007

Hacken Lee (李克勤) was the guest host on the Roadshow <紅人館> programme yesterday, with guests Eric Suen (孫耀威), Kay Tse (謝安琪) and Kelvin Kwan (關楚耀).

During a break in the show, Hacken showed off the gift that good friend Alan Tam (譚詠麟) had presented to his son, Ryan, which was a specially designed necklace and white jade pendant. He explained that Alan had sent through a big basket of baby items previously, but this special gift had taken two months to make and he is very grateful to Alan for his thought and generosity. Asked if Ryan will be adopting Alan as a god-grandfather, Hacken said that there are no plans, but he already sees Alan as a father-figure, so this would be a natural progression.

Asked about reports that his wife Emily Lo (盧淑儀) suffering from post-natal depression, he insisted that this was not the case and that the irresponsible reports by the press has spoiled the happiness he has felt over the last few months.

Son is biggest (most important), Hacken isolates dogs

2007 Nov 30
Sudden Weekly Vol. 644

It is known that Hacken and Emily loves dogs; they own five dogs. But since the birth of Ryan, things have changed. Hacken restricts the dogs from getting near Ryan. Even though Hacken once said that raising a dog is a lifelong thing, but dogs can't match up to the birth of his son.

Hacken is known for loving dogs; he treats them like family members. In 2006 he also trained two Golden Retrievers Butter and Peanut, who performed in his concert before. His 5 dogs can go in and out of the house freely.

Dogs restricted from second floor

Of the 5 dogs Hacken owns, 4 of them are considered long hair dogs, so since the birth of Ryan, the dogs have been restricted because Hacken is afraid that the dog hair will affect Ryan's breathing. And because the master bedroom and Ryan's room is on second floor, the dogs have been restricted from the second floor. In the beginning the dogs were frustrated and not used to the new restrictions. Upon seeing the dogs reactions, Hacken and Emily felt bad too, but for health's sake they had to restrict them. Earlier, Hacken was seen taking the dog to check-up; but it was apparent that Hacken kept his distance with the dog.

Two maids, two uses

Upon the birth of Ryan, Hacken hired another maid to care for the BB; the other maid will care for the dogs and do house cleaning. Also Hacken bought 4 air-purifiers that is used 24 hours in the house. Hacken said that one must always be clean and to be careful; Ryan is young, his immune system is still not strong enough to fight off bacteria. Ryan is about 9-pounds now; Lisa (wonder who this is?) visited him the most, but she never dared to carry him. Hacken is so caring that because of Ryan, he wants to eliminate having to leave HK. Earlier [someone? a company in?] Japan invited him to guest perform at a show, but he rejected because he wanted to stay in HK.

Dog hair can cause asthma

The doctor recommended that the pregnant mom and BB should not be close to animals because it can cause asthma. It is best to keep the animals outside.

[translated by: JANE]

Musical Stars Play Happy Families


translated by Emma Lam,
image sources:,]

29 November 2007

This year marks the 30th anniversary of RTHK's Top Ten Chinese Songs awards (十大中文金曲) and an opening ceremony for the event was held today, attended by many big names in Hong Kong's music industry. The show's production manager Chow Kwok Fung (周國豐) revealed that there will be two parts to the awards presentation this year. The first section will be the presentation of the top ten songs on 13 January 2008 at the RTHK car park, then there will be a second show on 19 January at the Hong Kong Coliseum that will showcase the 30 year history of the musical selections and other performances to support the presentation of the individual awards. The build up to the awards will begin on 20 December, with the nominations being announced for the Golden Needle Awards as well as the release of a television documentary about the show's history.

To build on the concept of the singers being like one big family, a vote was held at the event for who should play which role in this "musical family" a and Hacken Lee (李克勤) emerged as the most popular for the family's father figure, with Eason Chan (陳奕迅) elected to be the matriarch. Leo Ku (古巨基) was chosen as the son and Miriam Yeung (楊千嬅) emerged as the daughter-in-law. Joey Yung (容祖兒) played the big sister and Kelvin Kwan was chosen to be the manservant.

Miriam was asked whether or not she was happy at being chosen to be the daughter-in-law and she said she was not really suitable because normally daughters-in-law are not supposed to speak out, but this is the complete opposite to her character. However, she laughed that her mother would be pleased at the selection because it proves she is still marketable. She also said that Eason is always very neat and tidy, so he would have suited the matriarch or the manservant characters very well. Asked about rumours that Joey is tipped to win the Chik Chak gold award, Miriam said that as long as she wins one award to take back to her boss, Leon Lai (黎明), then she will be happy because he is the father figure of A Music. As for whether she felt that she was behind because of her low broadcast levels, she said that the awards are like a race and you don't know who will win until the very end. She added that she will be attending as many events as she can to raise her profile and put Leon's mind at rest while he is filming in Beijing.

Asked about her feelings for being selected as the musical big sister, Joey said that it reflects her reality because with the newcomers joining her record company every year, then she does feel that she is like a big sister to them. With rumours that Denise Ho (何韻詩) may be in the running for the gold award this year, Joey said that this is all speculation and the reports are changing every day, so she will not let this affect her mood. She said she will go to the ceremonies without expectations and not let the rumours affect her relationship with Denise.

Hacken's mature and sensible image should have landed him the role of the dutiful son, but he lost out to Leo instead. Given the title of father instead, he said that he was not qualified to take the role because fathers are usually clumsy with the little things but smart when it comes to the big things, but he said modestly that he is clumsy with both big and small things. He commented that the atmosphere in the industry is much better this year, with a more friendly air and less rumours than in the past. He said that it is better for everyone to be friends because this leads to healthy open competition and no anomosity between the singers. He added that the fight should be between the companies and not the artistes.

Often caught up in speculation, Leo said that he has not thought about the awards much this year and he will leave the strategy to his company to devise. Asked who he thought stood a good chance of winning, he suggested that Eason, Justin Lo (側田), Hins Cheung (張敬軒) and himself all stand a good chance of taking the best male singer award. Asked about the rumours of Justin being dropped by his company because of his bad temper, Leo supported Justin, saying that he is very good-natured and he has not been disobedient. As for suggestions that Justin is a bit of a player, Leo continued to support his colleague, saying that he is actually very faithful and has only ever been linked to one person. When the reporters pointed out his slip, Leo called out: "Oh dear, entrapment!"

Eason was asked about rumours tha he will be the big winner at all the music awards this year and he said that the greater the expectation, then the greater the disappointment, so he will just see what happens and hopes that he will not disappoint his company. He admitted that he was a little lost in the past, but over a decade in the industry has taken him through experiences where he lost his motivation and direction, but now he has found it again and he wants to reward the people who work hard behind the scenes with his success.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


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Hacken faces a high challenge for addiction

[i dunno how the title relates with this news...there must be something wrong in the translation. haha. sorry about that, if there's any confusion.]

2007 Nov 26

Last night, Hacken was a guest performer for the show "Children Colleague Night" and there was an accident during his performance: It was because of Joey and Wong ChoLam! When Hacken was singing "Goodbye Concert Hall" the staff forgot to turn off his earphone, so while he was singing he could hear the conversation between Joey and ChoLam. And Hacken says it was very hard to concentrate as he was singing: "My song is like 10x as hard! As I was singing the 'La' part, Joey was also doing the 'La', causing me to not know what I was singing!" Joey explains that ChoLam and her were school friends, that's why they were so excited to talk. She jokes, "Good thing we didn't talk bad about Hacken, only saying he is handsome!"

[Source:, ~ Sun Daily]
[translated by: JANE, edited by: KATE]

Hacken celebrates and happily gives away "Happiness Candy"

2007 Nov 4

Hacken's lovely son gets name 'lap yan'

Last night, Hacken gave a surprise appearance to the "TVB Jade Singers Anniversary Show", being a guest award presenter. Having just became a father, Hacken's mood was very high, once arriving, he started to give out the cigar candy to reporters, telling them his son's chinese name is "lee lap yan". Hacken says "the name was given by my dad, the 'yan' character was given by me. The family is very happy and very satisfied with life, on the second day, my wife, Emily, was already able to get out of bed."

Everyday take pictures of BB

As for who the baby looks like, Hacken says: "everyday is different, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, he looks like me, on the even days (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays), he looks like Emily, on Sundays, it is hard to say, but I'm very happy to care for the BB, everyday I have become the camera man to help the BB take lots of pictures."

[Source:, ~ Apple Daily]
[translated by: JANE, edited by: KATE]

Alan 'Jade' Presents gift to Little Hacken

2007 Nov 3

Alan was asked what gift he will give to Hacken's first baby, Ryan, and Alan hinted that he designed a little prince made with jade, and the prince will hold onto a microphone with a diamond crown. Hacken as his God son, says [they] "really are blood connected"
[i think he means alan and him R like real father and son, that's why alan gives such a great gift to his son?]

[Sources:, ~ Ming Pao]
[translated by JANE, edited by KATE]

Hacken's mother-in-law visits his wife often after she gave birth

2007 Nov 3
Sudden Weekly Vol. 640

Summary: It was said that Mama Lo always goes to the market to buy papaya and fish to make soup for her daughter because Emily insists on giving breast milk to the baby. Every morning after going to the market, Mama Lo will go to Hacken's house and stay there until night time around 9pm.

Mama Lo said that Ryan is a big eater and she can see the Emily is tired from giving breast milk, so she suggested using milk powder but Emily refused--so I can only make her soup to keep her healthy.

It can be seen that both the Lee and Lo family are very caring to the baby. Both families are there to visit Hacken and Emily and the baby.

[translated by: JANE]

Monday, November 12, 2007

Hacken Lee: both husband and wife leave the hospital secretly

october 28, 2007

Hacken’s wife (Emily lo) last Monday had a caesarean section and gave birth to a baby boy (Ryan) who weighs about 6 lbs. It is reported that both of them with their new born child had left the hospital secretly and to avoid the paparazzi, they went back to another apartment in “xai gong”. Actually the day before yesterday, Hacken’s mother-in-law already took 2 big packs of things back home. Looks like she was helping her daughter to prepare leaving the hospital. Around 2 pm, the hospital’s security guards suddenly put away the fencing (for blocking the paparazzi), this means that Hacken's whole family had left the hospital.

[translated by: HACMILY, edited by KATE]

Ryan born in advanced

Hacken's gift’s (for friends) haven't been delivered to Hong Kong.

october 27, 2007

Hacken Lee's son was born recently and these few days he does not make any public appearances, but he still writes in his blog diligently and expresses his happy feelings after being a father. The day before, he set his blog's title as "HIS NAME IS RYAN", divulging that Ryan was born earlier than his actual date. On the morning of November 22nd he already arrived in this new world. Actually, Hacken planned to announce the news 2 days after Emily and Ryan settled down but the media in Hong Kong was too persistent and were following his parents around. So, he announced the news earlier. He added: "Ryan is very obedient and cute." Besides, he wanted to thank all his friends for their concern and support.

Yesterday, “SPECIAL CIGAR” was the title of Hacken’s blog. He expresses his happy feelings as a father by giving out the special cigars.

He says: ‘seeing Ryan growing bigger and bigger everyday (should say every second) gives me a very special feeling that is hard to describe. Ryan looks different everyday and I just couldn’t stop taking down all of his cute expressions, thanks to the help of my new camera!’

A lot of friends visited them and brought gifts for Ryan but of course not like what those magazines stated. He joked that there was another magazine reporting on the entire process of their story and it was so detailed! Just like staying in their house! He a‘ded: "Actually we also prepared some gifts to repay our friends. We already ordered chocolate and bubble gums cigars from the USA but didn’t expect Ryan to be born so early. So we have to change the date by ourselves."


[translated by: HACMILY, edited by KATE]

Sunday, November 4, 2007


october 31, 2007

Hacken has become a father. Last Saturday, he and his wife went home with their new born baby. On the next day, Hacken wrote and told his fans through his blog:" It is so happy to be back at home and the 3 of us watch MU together." This is a blog about his feeling after being a dad! Ryan will be a soccer player when he grows up because he starts watching a football match with his parents before he's even 1 month old.

Besides, Hacken wanted to take this opportunity to thank the doctors, nurses and the security guards when he and his wife was in the hospital, because of them, everything went smoothly and peacefully for the first time! In addition, he also knew that one of the magazine's reporter used a lifting machine to take (video or photos, or both?) footage of his house, but anyway, they were all not back yet so that's so lucky the paparazzi can't see anything. But he hopes that was the last time. There's some news saying Emily suffered from postnatal depression and Hacken also wanted to say to all his friends who care about them that Ryan is very obedient and Emily is fine. Hacken continues:" I didn't suffer from post-maternity disorder! But a little overloaded is for sure but it's kinda happy in that way! Peanut and Butter were also very happy when they saw us!"

[translated by: HACMILY]

Hacken Lee x David Garrett

TVB Weekly Vol. 540
2007 Oct 29

Hacken Lee x David Garrett

Crossover has been really popular. Hacken and David Garrett doing a crossover for "Paper Marriage" seems like it is not very exciting, but the two creates sparks when collaborating.

David Garrett is a young violinist known to resemble David Beckham; does he? Maybe it's just a name so it is easier to put a face to the name.

Hacken has worked with many other musicians, this is his first time working with David, but it seems as if Hacken already knows him very well. Hacken was the winner of 1986 New Singer Contest, he has been in the industry for 21 years already. But Hacken argues, only 20 years. It seems that 1 year makes a difference for Hacken. Being in the industry for 20 years, Hacken has been through many ups-n-downs; but till this day still have people buying my albums, watching my movies, still have many fans, it is not easy. After 20 years, I finally have some independent input on my work.

Always low-key, Hacken married his girlfriend of 13 years. Since marriage, nothing much has changed, I am still called Mr. Lee; only thing that changed are some little details when I have to fill out forms. Hacken rarely speaks of his family, he wishes the media will place more focus on his work rather than his family. When there is an article about him, the article may be about work, but the captions will always relate to his family.

Hacken expresses that he is just a normal person, when off-stage, I like to go shopping, go play ball, just like a normal person. I still have to get married. It is nothing different. On the day of the wedding, I am just doing what a normal couple would do, but I don't want it to be a city-wide topic/focus. So just stay low-key.

This article's focus was supposed to be on the crossover between Hacken and David. But there was only a simple question to David; what he thinks of Hong Kong. He says he likes HK, then Hacken passes by and asks him "Honestly?" then David finds all the reasons to support his liking HK. Very funny. But it is seen that Hacken really understands David; he knows that David likes chocolate, so Hacken buys him a lot of sweets; it is seen that David was very happy in the collaboration.

Two grown men, crossover was very caring and understanding, it is a good thing that one of them is married! (haha! =P)

[translated by: JANE]

6.5 pound baby, Emily sees red--forced to have Caesarean Section (C-section)

Sudden Weekly Vol. 639
2007 Oct 26

Because the baby's arrival was two weeks earlier, for the safety of the baby and mother, Emily was forced to go through C-section. Hacken, first time being a father was very anxious, nervous and excited. He packed a bag to bring to the hospital, but because of the early arrival, Hacken forgot to bring the bag, in the end, needed his mother-in-law to bring the bag to the hospital.

Asking Nat Chan who the baby looks like, he said the baby is very handsome, very big eyes, looks like me, HAHA!! just joking! Emily is well. Will have to discuss with Alan what to give as a present. Godfather Alan was elsewhere doing a show, once he found out about the good news, he immediately phoned Hacken to congratulate him and told him that he will immediately go to see the baby when he comes back to HK. When asking Alan who the baby looks like, he responded that his face is changing everyday; first day he looks like Emily, next day he looks like Hacken, then the next day, looks like Emily again.

The baby was named after Hacken's soccer idol, Ryan Giggs. Once Manchester was in HK for a soccer match, Hacken and Emily being soccer/Manchester fans of course were there to watch. But Hacken regrets that he was not able to take pictures with them.

[translated by: JANE]

Monday, October 29, 2007

Emily's Mum Prepares Soup for Daughter and Visits Grandson. Hacken continues to lie low and not show his face

October 26, 2007

After giving birth to Ryan, Emily is currently still resting in the hospital while Hacken continues to keep a low profile and has not showed up publicly. Yesterday morning, Emily's mother came to the hospital to visit her, bringing some soup for her daughter. She told the reporters that the baby is doing well. Monica Chan and Chen Shuk Lan also came to the hospital to visit Emily and Ryan, but they did not reply to any queries. Zhong Chor Hung also appeared at the hospital at around 10, but it was not clear if she was visiting Emily.


Hacken's son reveals Foot.

Although a newly promoted dad, Hacken has not personally responded to the media about Ryan. However, it is hard for him to hide the joy of fatherhood. He uploaded a photo of little Ryan's leg on his blog and left a message to thank everyone for their well wishes. He also assured that mother and son were safe and that Ryan is a very good baby and very cute. He also thanked Alan for helping him out and responding to the media. The photo of the sole of Ryan's feet was similar to what Cai Yi Jie (one of the Grasshoppers) did when his son was born.

There have been fans who suggested several chinese names for Ryan, with them being Lee Jie Si (Giggs), Lee Lang Ni (Rooney), Lee Bi Xian (Beckham) as the pronunciation sounded like the players' names. Others also asked him to call his son Chen Zhi Yun after Stephan Chan (one of the top guys at TVB) to show that Hacken has given a grandson to TVB. There were also circulations of some photos that were purportedly of Ryan, but it has yet to be confirmed.

Gigi (Leung) becomes a liar for Hacken's sake

When asked to respond about Hacken being a father, Gigi was teased that she concocted a beautiful lie for her friend. Gigi said that Hacken had sent her an SMS telling her the news, but asked her repeatedly not to let anyone know about it, thus, she did not say too much regarding the issue. However, it is now all over the papers. When asked what presents she would give him, Gigi said she already gave him 3 pairs of infant shoes when he got married last year as she knew he would have a use for it and she would not be giving him anything.

[sources:, ~ Mingpao]
[translated by: GILLIAN]

Hacken accompanies his wife for a caesarean section. Emily gives birth to a 6 lbs baby boy

[***i know there is a lot of the same news here as from the previous post, but i didn't know Gillian and Hianez's translations overlapped, and i don't want 2 waste either of their time spent translating, so i posted both versions. some parts are actually quite different, their wording, i mean. AND SOME VERY INTERESTING NEW NEWS HERE, SO REMEMBER 2 READ CAREFULLY LAA! =) ---kate`*]

October 25, 2007

Hacken accompanies his wife for a caesarean section
Emily gives birth to a 6 lbs baby boy

On Monday, the 22nd of October, Emily Lo had a caesarean section and gave birth to a baby boy who weighs about 6 lbs, and both mother and son are alright. Hacken Lee, a first time daddy, is very excited and has named his baby Ryan. His son bears the same name of Manchester United’s soccer star Ryan Giggs, no doubt Hacken’s a soccer fan. He had been spending the past few days accompanying his wife in the hospital and giving out cigars. (Usually they give out gifts which represent the baby’s gender) Yesterday, when news of his newborn child was “exposed”, he asked Alan Tam to announce the good news to the media on his behalf.

39 year old Hacken Lee had always been low profile in his private life. Last year, in November, he finally tied the knot with 33 year old Emily Lo – his girlfriend of 14 long years. He kept mum about his wedding and this time around, he has been turning the media’s attention to make them think that his child will only arrive next month. The truth is that Emily had entered the hospital secretly on an earlier date, and gave birth through caesarean section on Monday. News of her birth was released yesterday night, and many reporters could be seen waiting outside the hospital. But there was no sight of Hacken, only Nat Chan and his wife, Ada Choi, Edmond Leung etc appeared. Nat Chan even brought out the cigar which Hacken presented him for the media to take photos.

Requesting Alan Tam to reveal the good news

Alan Tam, who was in Suzhou (China) when he contacted the media through long distance calling, was happy for Hacken. He said that Hacken is like Yi Nen’s biological son (he was referring to some company) and this time it’s happy as if the company had a grandson. As soon as Hacken became a daddy, he called Alan to share his happiness. As the baby arrived earlier, Hacken and Emily were a little unprepared. Hacken's now busy taking care of his wife and Ryan, and will face the media later in person to share the good news.

Alan revealed that the baby was born on Monday morning and Hacken accompanied Emily into the operating theatre. As it was a caesarean section, Hacken stayed by Emily’s side till he witnessed the birth of his son. It’s hard to describe how he felt besides being happy and exhilarated. Who does the baby look like? Alan says that the baby looks different each day: on the first day, he looked like his mummy Emily, on the second day he looked like Hacken and on the third, he looked like Emily again. As for now, Ryan’s Chinese name has yet to be decided. What gifts will Alan be presenting? Well, he said that whatever Nicholas Tse has, Hacken will have it as well. (Nicholas Tse and Cecilia Cheung gave birth to baby Lucas earlier.) I’ve already prepared 2 gifts in advance. I gave them an Angel Charlie made of jade, wearing diapers which contain diamonds in it. Alan will visit the baby immediately when he returns to Hong Kong. What advice does he have for Hacken? He advises Hacken to be careful, especially when carrying the baby. He has to make sure that Ryan’s head is well supported, and also not to let him get frightened. There is no cause for worrying as both Hacken and Emily’s parents are around. They baby will be alright under the elders’ care.

(Some people might have thought that Alan had actually seen the baby to know that he looked different each day but it wasn’t so. He was in Suzhou, and it can only be that someone informed him of the baby’s looks.)

Baby Ryan’s name originated from Giggs?

Hacken has always been a die hard fan of Manchester United and it is speculated that Hacken named his child after his idol Ryan Giggs. It is not known if he wants his son to become a soccer star! Ryan Giggs (know as 傑斯 in Chinese) is now one of Manchester United’s key players and his translated name in Chinese bears a word is incoherent with the wood element. (The character his this ‘’ element) Even if the baby’s Chinese name is to be 李傑斯 (pronounced as Lee Kit See in Cantonese) it will not be a shame. If the name is to incorporate the wood and water () element, he can be named 李森淼 (Lee Sam Mak – I’m not sure of the last character, I think it’s Mak) or 李小沁(Lee Siu Qing – pardon me but the last character bugs me again! I think it’s Qing) or 李漫聯 (Lee Man Lin – the last 2 words is exactly how Manchester United is pronounced) isn’t a bad choice either. (imagine naming your children after soccer teams…)

Ryan’s photos are yet to be released but judging from Hacken and Emily’s big eyes, it is believed that Ryan’s eyes won’t be small. Having inherited the genes of his mother, the Miss Hong Kong 1992, Ryan is sure to be handsome. However, it is best that he does not have hair like his father. Not even 40, Hacken’s hairline is starting to recede. [ (-_-)’’ I think it’s just that Hacken has a wide forehead, and together with his face shape it makes it looks like he has a ‘receding’ hairline] Let’s hope that the baby will have smiles like Alan Tam’s, and will be easy going and amiable.

Nat Chan receives a cigar from Ryan

On knowing that Emily gave birth in Yeung Wo Hospital, the media rushed to the destination. As Hacken was busy looking after his wife and child, he did not face the reporters.

Last evening, around 6.10pm, Nat Chan and his wife came over to visit the baby and revealed that a group of friends had gathered shares of money to buy the family a gift. He admitted that they were here to see the baby. Did Hacken contact him? No, Nat said that Emily called him yesterday to come over. He stayed for about 20 minutes and left after that, holding a cigar bearing Ryan’s name. Who does the baby look like? He jokes, “He doesn’t look like Emily or Hacken, he looks like me. I’m only joking! Everyone is chatting happily in the hospital and Hacken is upstairs too.” They asked if the baby is a girl or a boy and Nat joked again “Go upstairs and see and you’ll find out!” Referring to the cigar in his hand, he said “This means that it’s a boy and there are lots of people upstairs!”

In the afternoon, Ada Choi (who was one of the sisters in the ‘gang’ during Emily’s wedding) and Monica Chan appeared. Ada was wearing a cap and kept her head low throughout. Had she come to visit Emily? She waved and said that she was unable to speak. Did she come to see a doctor then? She nodded. However, she did not go over to see any doctor but proceeded to the patients’ room instead. Both of them kept smiling but did not speak. So, Ada has lost her voice. Later on, the reporters called her and Ada told them “I went to see a doctor and only know that Emily had given birth when the reporters questioned. I wish her happiness, and the baby to grow tall and strong, and be healthy!”

At 5pm, Edmond Leung appeared with his girlfriend, Karen and decided to leave upon seeing the crowd of reporters at the hospital’s entrance. Did he come to visit Hacken and Emily? He kept denying and pleaded for them to let him off. After that, he revealed that he had wanted to see a doctor but he decided to leave. He stressed that he had not come to see the baby. “I don’t know anything. I injured my back and came to see the doctor. You have so many people here; I’d better not visit this hospital!” He left with his girlfriend quickly after that.

Andy Lau wishes Hacken to be able to have 2 children in 3 years

Andy is currently having his concert in Taizhou (China), “I’m very happy for him. Let’s hope that he can continue to have 2 children in 3 years!”

Earlier on, Hacken wrote a song for Ryan, titled Little Baby. The song fully describes his happiness on being a father. In the song, “I want to carry you at the instant you arrive, Daddy is willing to do so every day, Daddy’s love for you is higher than the sky” – the lyrics does describes Hacken’s anticipation. Sometime ago, Carol Cheng revealed that the baby’s due date is in early November but little Ryan’s early arrival was a huge surprise for the couple.

Hacken’s record company says that he did not ask for leave. It’s his recording period for now, and he will be doing promotion near the end of November. Nothing has hindered his work progress.

Congratulations from Hacken’s friends

Eric Tsang: I’m currently filming in Taiwan and didn’t know that his son had been born! I will certainly present him with gifts. Any tips on how to teach his son? Let him develop freely!

Kelly Chen: I sang with Hacken for the song Loving Someone. Now, there should be another song called Loving One More Person because Hacken has a son. It’s just like how he has to love one more person, which is his son. I will ask him to work hard, and give birth to another baby girl!

Gigi Leung: Really? I don’t know anything. (The reporters laughed at her for trying to act silly.) You asked it all of a sudden, I did not have time to prepare. On his wedding, I gave him 3 pairs of baby shoes. I wanted to give him shoes which tally with the total number of players in Manchester United. But one pair alone is expensive, so I only bought 3. Let’s not reveal too much about friends’ business.

Joey Leung: Through his assistant, he congratulated Hacken on becoming a father.

Ryan is full of artistic talent and will be a child star

Ms. Mak Leng Leng (someone who specializes in seeing people’s fortune I think…) calculated little Ryan’s life. She stated that Ryan’s element is the Earth. If he is born between 7am to 9am, he is destined to have another younger sister. But if he is born between 9am to 11am, he will have a younger brother. Ryan’s characteristics are as follows – straightforward, perspective, has his own principles and he is full of artistic talent. He can develop in areas like singing, dancing and acting. His name should contain any “wood” character and it’d be best for him to have a “water” character. She also said that since the baby was born in the morning, he might hurt his leg easily. He will be famous starting from 4 years old till 14, and might become a child star. He has affinity with his parents. Blue and green coloured things will match him but he should not carry jade. Another master said that Ryan will be lucky from age 24 to 84.

Why was Alan Tam the one to reveal the news?

It is definitely a respectful decision of Hacken’s to get Alan to reveal the news since Alan is the baby’s godfather and Hacken’s benefactor. It could also be that Hacken is too busy with his family and could not make time. Also, Alan is agreed to have a good life and has been termed Fu Lu Shou (The 3 Gods of Prosperity, Wealth and Life in the Chinese religion) together with Eric Tsang and Nat Chan. Having him to reveal the news will certainly bring good luck to the baby.

Fans want to see Ryan’s photo badly

On knowing that he has become a daddy, fans of Hacken went to his blog immediately and left him many messages and wishes. Besides doing so, they also took into concern Emily’s well-being, asking her to take care of her health. Some fans reminded Hacken to take nice shots of little Ryan when he is free so that everyone can have a look. Others even joked that Manchester United’s victory in a match was a way of congratulating Hacken’s newborn child.

Hacken, who has many friends in the entertainment circle, received many congratulations for his first-born child. Emily, who will be having her 34th birthday on November 16, will have her baby to celebrate it with her. It is no doubt the best present.

Buying a camera and shooting photos

Earlier on, Hacken bought a new camera to take down photos of little Ryan. He posted a picture of his camera on his blog last Friday, saying “I have to tell all my friends that you don’t have to congratulate me so early”. On Sunday, he was still enjoying a snooker match at home and left a message to his fans around 10pm, expressing his anxiety of wanting Marcus Fu to win. At that time, Hacken had no idea that his baby was about to be born.

On Monday morning when Emily felt that she was about to deliver, Hacken sent his wife to the hospital immediately. They had already agreed on having a c-section earlier and proceeded on doing it. At the hospital, Hacken dedicated all his time to Emily and their baby and called Alan Tam to report the goods news at once.

Words from a master: little Ryan will bring average money luck to his father

When the reporters called Master Ma to discuss about the life of Ryan, Ma said “He belongs to the Earth element which is prosperous in the ninth month of the lunar calendar. (which is October of 2007). If he is born between 9am to 11am, he will be very lucky and have a good life. Also, he is lucky to have a good father. As for money luck and fortune, it will be average. It’s because of the Earth element – Ryan might be slightly stubborn at times and not alert enough. He might meet with many dangers in life.”

Disinfecting the whole house, washing the baby’s clothes

After Ryan was born, Hacken asked the maids to disinfect his whole house and wash the baby’s clothes again to make sure that Ryan will have a super clean house. Emily should have given birth around 10am, and Hacken cut the umbilical cord of the baby and cried on seeing his arrival. It was a touching scene. To avoid the paparazzi, he borrowed a seven seater from his friend. At around 7pm that night, Emily’s mother left the hospital in the car Hacken borrowed. The next day, she traveled by herself to the hospital to see Emily.

Super fees for delivering the baby

Emily chose to deliver at Yeung Wo hospital. The hospital has different packages for natural birth and c-section. For natural birth, the patient can stay in a private room for 4 days and 3 nights for $32,000. For c-section, it will be 6 days and 5 nights for $43,800. Fees will be in effect from the day of delivery but all other fees from other doctors have not been included in the total bill. The package includes basic health check and medical fees but the hospital will make arrangements when necessary. If the husband is to accompany the wife during c-section, they will have to pay more.

Having peace is a fortune

Who knew that Hacken, who had already always been a disciplined person, would have a child after such a short time of his marriage! His life as an artiste for the past 10 years has been normal, especially for his private life. There were not many rumours and his family, love relationships and friendships did not have much change. It can be said that Hacken is not like someone who is in the entertainment circle. Even when his wife was pregnant, he never publicly announced it. Life was very peaceful and disciplined for him, and he is one person who has received blessings from it!

(Mingpao, Singpao, Oriental Daily,, Apple Daily, HKheadline, Singtao]
[translated by HIANEZ]