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Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Gem of Life

M & I enjoy watching TVB series together. Thanks to Astro On Demand, we're able to watch the latest TVB series at the same time with our Hongkie friends. [But also thanks to Astro On Demand, we're RM40 poorer every month, if you know what i meant!] Currently we're watching "The Gem of Life". It has 82 episodes. Yes, i've typed correctly, it's 82 episodes. The longest TVB series, [i think].

Premiering 20th Oct - 8th Feb Mon-Fri, 9.30pm

You may wish to be a famous socialite.
You may wish to have fame and fortune.
But is that really what you will wish for at the end?

In PAK SIU-YAU (LEE SZE KEE, LOUISE)'s eyes, her three daughters are just as perfect as diamonds. She believes that the greatest blessing for a woman is to marry a wealthy man. To guarantee a better life for her daughters, she has started training the girls since they were young, hoping that they will marry into the richest families when they mature.

YAU's first daughter HONG NGA-YIN (SHIU MEI KI, MAGGIE) does not agree with her on her values. Yet when she sees that the man YIN is going out with is KO CHEUNG-SING (LAM, BOWIE), who is very well-off, she decides to let YIN go with her choice. YAU's second daughter HONG NGA-TUNG (LAI CHI, GIGI) is hopelessly romantic but does not seem to have much luck with men. To make it up to her, YAU seeks to match her up with HO CHIT-NAM (CHAN HO, MOSES), the son of Hong Kong's most powerful business tycoon HO FUNG (YUEH HUA). Being the youngest in the family, HONG NGA-SZ (CHOI SIU FUN, ADA) is well aware of YAU's concerns. Having recovered from divorce, SZ now decides to pin all her hopes on FUNG.

YAU's persistence pays off and her daughters have all found a wealthy husband. But money does not really bring them happiness and the sisters are gradually losing themselves in vanity.

~synopsis taken from

Ada Choi as Nga Sze

The three sisters

[click on the pictures to go to the actual source]

Our thoughts: We dislike the character of Gigi Lai in this series. She's stupid and dependant. Always hate to see her scene. Between the three sisters (Maggie Siu, Gigi Lai & Ada Choi), we prefered to watch Ada Choi. She's the most sophisticated one. Tho' she has been cheated by her hubby, but that doesn't mean she's dumb. Her hubby is the dumb one for cheating her.

Well, so far, it has been only less than 10 episodes watched. Maybe we'll change our mind on Gigi's character as we go on. We'll see! :)

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