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]

Hacken's baby is 6.5 pounds and named Ryan

October 24, 2007, 4.31pm (

Hacken gets a boy on his first try. Wife Emily gave birth to a 6.5 pounds baby boy on the 22nd October via Ceasarean. Both mother and son are safe. Hacken accompanied his wife into the delivery room and witnessed his baby being born. The couple is very happy and Hacken has named his son Ryan, but has not yet confirmed the Chinese name.


October 25, 2007 (Mingpao)
(adding on to the previous translation)

Hacken's son is named Ryan, similar to that of Manchester United footballer, Ryan Giggs, indicating that Hacken is a true blue soccer fan. Hacken has been spending the past few days with Emily, happily giving out cigars. When news of Hacken's son broke last night, he especially asked Alan Tam, someone whom he has a fatherly relationship with, to break the news to the media and share the joy.

Hacken, who is 39, has always kept his life low-profile. He ended 14 years of courtship with Emily last November and the wedding took place under huge secrecy. This time when giving birth, there were different news sources which indicated that the baby would only be born in early November. In fact, Emily had already been secretly admitted into the hopital and had secretly given birth with the news only filtering out last night. Yesterday, a huge group of reporters gathered outside the hospital, but did not see Hacken at all. However, they saw other celebrities like Nat Chan and his wife, Ada Choi, Monica Chan and Edmond Leung appearing. Nat Chan even took out the cigar Hacken gave him to take photos.

When Nat was asked who the baby looked like, he jokingly said that it looked like neither of them, and that the baby looked like him. :) Nat said that he will chip in with a group of friends to buy presents for Ryan and he said it was Emily who called him to tell him about the news. Nat stayed for about 20 minutes before leaving with a cigar that has Ryan's name printed on it.

When Andy Lau, who is holding a concert in Taiwan currently heard the news, he said he felt happy for Hacken and hoped he will work hard and have 2 kids in 3 years.

[Note: It was suspected that Ada was there to visit Emily as Ada was one of Emily's bridesmaids when she got married, but recent reports indicated that Ada had gone for a surgery to remove a boil on her vocal cords, caused by excessive screaming scenes while filming for Jewel Splendour. Ada can't speak for 2 weeks.]

Alan, who is curerntly in Suzhou was tasked by Hacken to announce the news to the media via a long distance call. Alan happily said that Hacken was 'yi neng's' (artiste management company?) real son and it's like he himself has a grandson. After Hacken became a father, the first thing he did was to call Alan to tell him the news. As the baby was born earlier than expected, both Hacken and Emily are a bit caught up with the baby. As Hacken is busy taking care of Emily and Ryan, he will give the details to the media later.

When asked who the baby looked like, Alan said that the baby's look changes with him looking like Emily the first day, then like Hacken the 2nd and back to looking like Emily on the 3rd day. When asked what gifts Alan would give Hacken, Alan said he would know what to do and whatever Nicholas Tse has, Hacken will also have. He would go visit Hacken and the baby immediately after he returns to Hong Kong.

When asked what tips he has to impart to Hacken, Alan said to tell Hacken to be careful in everything he does and he must hold the baby's head carefully when carrying the baby and not to scare the baby. He also asked everyone not to worry as both Hacken's and Emily's parents will be around and it would be more assuring that the older generation is around to help them take care of the baby.

[sources:,, mingpao]
[translated by: GILLIAN]

Hacken denies buying an 8 carat diamond for Emily

October 22, 2007

Hacken, Joey Yung, Tiffany Lee and others attended a charity event for Ren Ai 2 nights ago where 13 million was raised. In response to a previous magazine report that Hacken's good friend, Chan Kwok Keung, Alan Tam and Nat Chan would shower expensive items on his baby, as well as Hacken himself buying an 8 carat diamond for Emily and a diamond pacifier for his baby, Hacken clarified that he has never recieved the gifts mentioned in the report. He emphasized that one shouldn't bring up money matters amongst friends. Hacken said: "If this is true, then I wouldn't need to work anymore. Have a kid every year and I won't have to hold any more concerts." (haha!! =P)

When asked whether his friends were waiting for the baby to be born before showing up with gifts, Hacken said "we don't talk about all this after knowing each other for so many years. When I got married, we also don't talk about money matters. It is enough that friends send their blessings. In addition, babies do not need such expensive gifts. He should earn it himself when he grows up. I will concentrate and put my efforts on holding my concert. Since everyone seems so concerned about me having my baby, I'm considering calling my concert 'Hacken Lee Infant Education Concert' (joking!)" When asked whether he was going to play video clips of his son during the concert, Hacken said he tries not to keep such a high profile and has no such plans yet, but also said he may be so happy that he would consider doing it. Andy Lau also asked him to decorate his stage such that it looks like his house so that his whole family can be at the concert happily.

When asked about the 8 carat diamond gift to Emily, Hacken was silent for a while, then nodded briefly, but then said "Of course not!"

[translated by: GILLIAN, edited by KATE]

Friday, October 19, 2007

The arrival of Hacken’s baby boy is welcomed by money, cars, and diamonds from the rich

October 18, 2007

Volume 919 Next Magazine

Since the start of 2007 when Emily Lo was pregnant, faithful husband Hacken Lee got very anxious and stopped the production of his Mandarin album which he was supposed to release in the second half of the year. In June, when he found out that his baby is a boy, he composed a song as a gift for him.

Able to bear a male child in the first birth, Hacken made arrangements to ensure a good life for his baby. He already picked a good day to accompany his wife to the hospital to give birth. As a reward for her hard work, Hacken bought her an 8 carat diamond ring, and even had a gift for his baby – a diamond-shaped pacifier as his first gift. The baby’s father was very generous indeed but a group of godfathers were also as generous as him. His good friend, Chan Kwok Keung agreed to set up a scholarship for the baby. Nat Chan gave him a car and Alan Tam gave him diamonds. When the Golden Pig Baby arrives, he will be welcomed with many gifts from the rich!

Alan backs up Hacken

Early this year, on knowing that she is pregnant, Emily stayed at home for the first 3 months to stabilize the baby. She referred to many guidebooks and paid attention to the growth of her baby. She was very anxious too. Emily could not decide whether if she wants to have a normal delivery or undergo a cesarean section. However, Hacken is afraid that his wife of 34 years old will have to undergo pain and he also wants to choose a good day for the delivering of his baby. In the end, he decided to accompany his wife for the cesarean section next week.

Nothing is more important than the birth of his baby. Even as "TVB’s godson", Hacken would rather spend the time with his wife and newborn baby and thus rejected the Jade Singers Anniversary Celebration on November 3rd. As Hacken had been one of the focuses in this celebration, and was even the commander for the last 2 years, his absence this time is backed by “father” Alan Tam. However, if time allows, Hacken will still attend grand celebrations by TVB. He is going to attend the Yan Oi Tong charity show coming October 20 even though he is going to accompany his wife to the hospital soon. He will do his best till the end.

Delivering soon, Emily has decreased the number of outings in the past 3 weeks and Hacken reminded her to have ample rest. Most of the time, their driver and maid would help them with the shopping. On Sunday, Hacken’s maid had traveled by car to Sai Kung to buy seafood.

Big money spent

Hacken’s baby has not yet arrived but a group of godfathers are already queuing up to present him with gifts. They are very generous both this time and during Hacken’s marriage last year. Within a year, he received manyexpensive gifts!

Chan Kwok Keung:
Sponsored 100 million for the group of 15 people (including Hacken and Emily) to shoot their wedding photos in Manchester United's home ground, England.

Alan Tam:
Gave the money during their marriage, diamonds, and even sang at his wedding. He gave out a 7 figured sum in total. (It was mentioned before that to invite Alan to sing, people have to give him 7 figured sums…so him singing his Hacken’s wedding was expensive indeed!)

Andy Lau:
A digital photo album and lots of cash during their marriage was the most appropriate gift.

Touring Japan

Before the baby is born, first time daddy Hacken Lee had drawn up lots of plans. A soccer fan, he revealed in his lyrics that he will teach his child soccer. The truth is that he had planned to bring his father (also a soccer fan), wife and son to North Africa to watch the World Cup – 3 generations watching the match together!

Before the trip to North Africa, in July, Hacken and his wife who was bearing the child went to Japan for 8 days. Bearing the baby, Emily brought along a foldable stool which could also be used as a walking staff. It’s tiring for her to walk around being pregnant, and she would be able to sit when she gets tired. During the trip, the couple also ordered a luxurious baby stroller.

A good day

People in the entertainment circle are superstitious. They believe that by choosing a good day and time for the caesarean section, it will guarantee a good life for the baby. It is like a formality.

Hacken has engaged the help of masters to choose a good day for the operation. According to one master, Hacken whose zodiac is goat and Emily, whose zodiac is the ox, have the best delivery date on the ninth month and fourteenth day of the lunar calendar, which is on October 24. The baby born on that will be straightforward, having aspiration and integrity as well as power. The child will be successful and independent, achieving and building a family without being dependent on his own family. If it is a girl, she will be able to take charge of things. To Hacken, it’s definitely a good day for his baby boy.

As Hacken will be performing in his concert as a father for the first time next year, the producer suggested filming moments of his family after the baby’s birth and sharing it at his concert in February. Hacken agreed, and will be filming it himself, since he likes to recording video and photography.

Nat Chan and his wife gave him a 7-seater besides baby clothes which will make it easier for them to bring the baby around. As for Alan Tam, he already bought diamonds for Hacken’s baby. The baby is indeed fortunate to have all the love centered on him!

[translated by: HIANEZ]

Hacken reveals that he was eliminated from the role of Guo Jing during auditions

October 14, 2007

The International Grand Ceremony of Chinese Martial Arts took place at Shenzhen on the night before. Besides having Martial Arts stars, the organizations presented Mr. Jin Yong with the “Chinese Martial Arts Highest Reputation” award, and Hacken Lee was invited as the performing guest. He sang many theme songs of dramas which were adapted from martial arts novelist Jin Yong. Hacken and Chan Yuk Lin later presented flowers to Jin Yong.

Hacken comments that his forte does not lie in martial arts and would rather stick to singing theme songs for martial arts dramas. He has almost no affinity with the martial arts world: the closest was when it came to the filming of The Legend of The Condor Heroes, he was scheduled to audition for the role of Guo Jing. Hacken cannot accept his image in the show, especially the head dress he had to put on. Hence, he rejected the role immediately. In the end, the role of Guo Jing was given to Julian Cheung (male lead) and the female lead was played by Athena Chu. Did he regret giving up the chance? “If I had filmed [it], TVB might regret instead as there could be low ratings brought about by me.”

Hacken jokes, saying that among the various guests that night, he could be the only one who does not know martial arts. He admires the hard work of action stars, and feels that being a singer is fortunate. He compares his talent for martial arts to how he dances; he can never hold a candle to Aaron Kwok.

Since young, Hacken is a fan of Jin Yong and has read all of his works. For some novels, he has even read them more than 3 to 4 times.

On Lydia Shum’s condition, Hacken expressed his concerns. He hopes that she can get well soon. With desperation, he said “Hopefully, the media can provide her with freedom. It’s really harsh for her, it’s best if they can understand [be understanding to] the patient!”

(Mingpao, Wei Wei Po)] [translated by: HIANEZ]

[Jin Yong is a well known martial arts novelist, many of his works has been adapted into movies and dramas.
Lydia Shum was admitted into hospital recently and her condition was reported to be dangerous.
A picture for the show, The Legend of The Condor Heroes (1994) with Julian Cheung and Athena Chu can be seen here:
(it could’ve been Hacken in the posters, haha) --Hianez]

Patrick Tang Signs Record Deal

8 October 2007
Emma Lam

Patrick Tang (鄧健泓) has seen his popularity rise once again after hosting the successful TVB food quiz Foodie 2 Shoes <味分高下>.

Eager to progress once again in his first love of music and thanks to his managers at TVB, Patrick has returned to his previous record company Go East records after four years away. This was marked in a special "Welcome Back" ceremony today, hosted by TVB big sis Carol Cheng (鄭裕玲) and attended by TVB executives Stephen Chan (陳志雲) and Virginia Lok (樂易玲). Go East big brother Hacken Lee (李克勤) was the special guest and he presented Patrick with th gift of a big red cushion, wishing him a comfortable life with no more worries.

Patrick's eight hostesses from his show, the "Angels of Taste", also made an appearance at the event, presenting him with gifts of foods representing sweet, sour, bitter and hot, signifying that the sweets will come after the bitterness.

Some clips from parent company Universal's other singers were shown at the ceremony and also a special congratulatory clip from Patrick's former girlfriend and good friend Marsha Yuen (原子鏸). Marsha said that she will always remember the way he taught her to sing to protect her throat and said that she and their pet dog Seth will be supporting him. When Patrick saw the clip, he became very emotional and began to cry. Asked if he was missing his ex-girlfriend, he explained that she had taken Seth to live with her in Shanghai, so he cannot see them very often any more. He said that he hopes she will move back to New York later because she will be more comfortable there.

Asked if he is worried about his girlfriend Selena Li (李詩韻) being jealous of him crying over his ex, he replied that this is not the case because he was crying over the dog. He added that Selena had sent him a text message earlier to congratulate him.

Patrick hopes that his return to the Hong Kong music scene will allow more people to enjoy his songs.

[credit:, translated by Emma Lam]

Monday, October 15, 2007

Hacken Charity Concert helps Family Bridges get donation

2007 Oct 7

Sponsored by Oakland's Family Bridges, "Hacken Lee Charity Concert" was held last night at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Hong Kong Superstar, Hacken is extraordinary, not only was the concert sold out, the fans were screaming ever so loudly, the atmosphere was at its top, Hacken promises his fans that he will sing till the minute he must board the plane, singing over 20 songs of old and new, also donating an autographed soccer ball and personal concert outfit for auction, it successfully gained US$6,300 donation, breaking the record from last year's performer, Alan Tam. The concert started around 7pm, it started with an award
ceremony, crowning the charity king and queen, and awaiting patiently, Hacken Lee kicks off the night.

Hacken sang over 20 songs, many classic songs, along with two new songs from his recent albums, songs include: Victory, Sentiment, Heart Heart Heart, Sky Water City, I will not sing, and many others, and a part where he sang many classic songs from other artists such as, Alan Tam's Little Problems, Sam Hui, and Danny Chan, causing the audience to listen with a smile and end with a scream.

Having been a singer for 23 years now, Hacken starts off by thanking everyone for their donation by buying a ticket to the concert, and he also says that in order to satisfy his long-time-no-see fans, he will sing till the very last minute, and then rush to the airport. He laughs and says, actually picking songs for a concert is very hard because if he sings a lot of classic songs, people will say that he sings the same song every time, but if he chooses new songs, people will say that they want to hear his classic songs.

Middle of the concert, an auctioning was held, Hacken personally donated a concert outfit and an autographed soccer ball, the concert outfit starting bid was US$2,000, after a few shouts, the outfit was sold for US$3,000 to Ms. Wong; as for the soccer ball, it was sold for US$3,300, totals to US$6,300, breaking last year's record of US$5,500 from Alan Tam's concert outfit.

After the concert was taken to another level, Hacken came down from the stage to shake hands with the fans, the fans also went forward to donate money and to shake hands. After returning to stage, Hacken thinks about his family, telling people he now has a family to take care of, and for this reason he has to rush to the airport right after the concert. Upon request, Hacken sang Performance Hall, sitting in front of the audience allowing them to take endless pictures and to shake hands, in the end, he sang Red Sun to complete the concert.

[Sources:, ~ Ming Pao]
[translated by: Jane]

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Hacken joins Regina Ip’s campaign team

September 30, 2007

“She dares to take up responsibilities”

Hacken explained in an interview that he had reasons for supporting Regina Ip. Earlier on, he had received a phone call from Regina Lau, who asked him to join her campaign team. After considering for a short period of time, he agreed.

Hacken also considered his identity as an artiste when joining the campaign team. He hopes to bring good influence to people and also more votes for Mrs. Ip. He describes his role in the team as a supporting role in a movie. A few years ago, Hacken publicly revealed his support for Mrs. Ip but was labeled as “bootlicker” by Albert Cheng. Regarding the bad remarks, he says that it is not anything bad to reveal who you support.

In the Basic Law competition, Hacken did not participate in the games but performed. He says “I’m already 39, (just 2 months and 6 days till 40) well beyond the age for games. But I’m bold enough to stand up and tell everyone that I will support Mrs. Ip. I’m good friends with her but that is not my reason for supporting her. I feel that she dares to take up challenges and responsibilities. But personally, I have no interest towards politics.”

If fans vote because they support him, will it be unfair? Hacken says “I don’t know how to answer this question. I’m just a small role; you need to ask Mrs. Ip for the details.” Is he afraid that the campaign might affect him? “I’ve not thought of this. I only revealed my support for her. It’s like registering for a vote, it’s nothing bad.”

(Regina Ip & Albert Cheng are politicians from HK, I don’t know much about the HK political scene, haha)

[Sources:,(Mingpao, Takung Pao)]
[translated by Hianez]

Hacken is glad to be able to work with international musicians

September 28, 2007

Hacken revealed that he collaborated with David Garrett for "Paper Marriage" in his latest album. Being able to perform with famous international musicians makes him feel happy. His song, "Paper Marriage", topped the charts of JSG last night.

Hacken Lee and the band Lollipop (from Taiwan) were both given the VIP room in preparation for the JSG show. Lollipop’s fans were very passionate that night and the band might have stolen the limelight from Hacken.

Hacken praised David, saying that he seemed to be strict on the outside but is actually a humourous guy.

(Mingpao, Oriental Daily, The Sun, Takung Pao)]
[translated by Hianez]

Hacken Lee established friendship, invites well-known musician to perform

September 27, 2007

Hacken Lee and David Garrett (from Germany) performed together on JSG. Hacken revealed that David’s violin is worth US$30 million (about HKD 240 million) and this made him afraid of damaging the instrument. He dared not walk near the violin nor touch it but he was able to collaborate well with David. David is interested in performing at Hacken’s concert next year but does not know if he is qualified. He hopes to establish a good friendship with him.

[Sources:, (]
[translated by Hianez]

Monday, October 1, 2007

Hacken locks the door to his room whenever he goes out

27 September, 2007

Earlier on, it was reported that Jacky Cheung changed 21 maids within 3 years and has been blacklisted by the Philippines Embassy. To this, Hacken says that he understands.

“When you hire a maid, you could only depend on the 2 minutes introduction that was filmed. And based on that, you have to decide whether she can live together with you and your family. It likes a marriage that has been arranged. However, each of us has different extents. I’m more relaxed and feel that tolerance and generosity are important. In 1996, when I first employed a maid, I had no notion of locking up doors. My things were lying around everywhere and this provided a temptation. The maid stole my money and dressed up in my wife’s clothes. She even took my tennis racket and took a picture while posing. I feel that the employer has responsibility too. Now, when I’m away from home, I will lock up my room and the computer room. Also, I won’t leave valuables lying around in the living room. Only when I’m in the room will I let the maid do the clean up. After that, no thefts occurred.” said Hacken.

Hacken Lee: Getting a wife is easier than getting a trustworthy maid.
One has to take caution to prevent thefts from maids

Hacken Lee, Hins Cheung, Ivana Wong, Kelvin Kwan, Niki Chow and various artistes attended the “Happy Daily 5th Anniversary: Happy Good Sister Competition” yesterday. Besides bringing a gift for the station and to the 6 maids, they had to go through many competitions and games.

He feels that getting a wife is easier than getting a good maid as they have to live with someone they do not know. “Because when you get to know a girl, there can be a period of time for you to observe (her). You get to see her character and judge if she’s pretty. I can then decide if she’s my cup of tea. But when you employ a maid, you only get a few minutes! Moreover, there are cultural differences and different ways of living. Hence, I have to believe in the agent. Luckily, the agent happens to be my friend. It might make things better.” he says. When asked if he feels that Jacky went overboard in his actions, he says “I’m not in a position to comment. I’ve fired maids myself too.”

Hacken has employed 2 maids, one of which has only been around for months and the other, for 2 years. He has employed both good and lousy maids. He once had a maid who was on good terms with him for 10 years. Did he employ one more maid to help ease the care-taking of his baby? “The main purpose is to look after the 5 dogs in my house. When the baby arrives, I will not employ more maids. I will only employ a confinement nanny.” (confinement=final stage of pregnancy)

His good friend Joey Leung will be ascending the Yuzhu Peak that is over 6000m tall at the end of the month. Rumour has it that he is trying to erase the bad impression he created. To this, Hacken says “This is a meaningful activity. He tells me very little about his love relationships. Knowing him for 20 years, I was the one who mentions such stuff more often.” Will Hacken join in the expedition? He says that his stamina has decreased after his operation while Joey’s stamina is OK. He wishes Joey luck when he heard that he might be afraid of heights and trusts TVB, as the company provided very good equipment. Did Joey leave him any messages? Hacken believes that Joey will be alright in this trip. What will Joey reveal on his expedition? Hacken jokes that Joey will talk about his driving. He feels that the programme should not be too intentional. On rumours that Joey faced the media negatively, Hacken says that he might be afraid after the earlier incident and hopes that people will give Joey some time.

Rare chance for Hacken to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival at home after 5 years

On Mid Autumn Festival’s night, Hacken Lee invited Liza Wang and Gigi Leung to his home to have a celebration. In the past, Hacken had to work on this day. Hence, this is the first time in 5 years that he gets to celebrate this festival with his friends. Hacken pointed out that due to having too many people, it took a lot of effort to take a picture consisting of everyone. When asked if he will be afraid of Liza uploading the pictures to her blog, he says generously “No problem.” When asked if he will be afraid of pictures of his pregnant wife being exposed, he did not answer.

[Sources:, Mingpao, Singpao, The Sun, Apple Daily, Takung Pao, Wen Wei Po, Singtao]
[translated by Hianez, edited by Kate]

additional news about David Garrett talking about Hacken

David Garett arrived in Hongkong not only to perform for Hacken's song "Paper Marriage" on JSG, but to also hold a mini concert. When interviewed, he praised Hacken's performance style as having a more oriental flavour while Eason, whom he has worked with before, has a more European-style. He also disclosed that he once (encouraged? -> this word is missing from the article, so I'm just guessing the meaning of the word) Eason and Hacken to work hard for their happiness by getting to know girls. But Eason did not say anything, leading David to misunderstand that Eason was still single.

[translated by Gillian]
[Sources:, Mingpao, Singpao, The Sun]