Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Tough Love - a Chor Lau Heung 1984 fanfiction

Chor Lau Heung battled an enemy who kidnapped Song Siu Ching and almost killed her. Chor realised he didn't train Siu Ching enough hence gave her a very strict, hard-core boot camp. After two weeks, Siu Ching had more than enough bruises and frustration. Chor Lau Heung 1984 is the property of Gu Long and TVB HK. This fanfiction is dedicated to Michael Miu Kiu Wai and Barbara Yung Mei Ling. I own nothing but my love to them and this series (click here to read all CLH'84 episodes). Click this to read this fan-fiction at my new Jianghu blog.

Chor Lau Heung and Song Siu Ching, ep 36

Tough Love

Chor Lau Heung crouched behind the bush in the darkness. He knew he had to show himself soon, but he preferred to observe his surroundings first, pitch dark as it was. He squinted to see any signs around, including in the tree canopies. It was a moonless night, but he thought he saw something moving slightly on a tree across the clearing in front of him. Tentatively, he walked into the open clearing towards the tree. A swift sound alerted him and he pirouetted to the closest tree branch to avoid a flying dagger. Yet, as he landed his right foot on the branch, he caught another swift sound and had to backflip off the branch to avoid another dagger. Using both his gravity-defying skill and his agility, he had to do several somersaults among tree branches to avoid not only flying daggers but also throwing-stars. Eventually, the Lingering Fragrance had enough. He unhooked the Jade Sword he'd been carrying and, as he leapt towards his target tree, rotated the central point of the scabbard around his body to make an effective spherical shield as he used his gravity-defying skill (ching gung/qinggong) to practically fly towards the tree. As he parried the daggers and throwing-stars with that method, the offensive items scattered around him. Some were even reflected back to his offenders as could be heard from their gasps and cries as their weapons flew back at them. Closing in to the tree, Chor Lau Heung caught the last dagger thrown at him and threw it to the tree instead. He heard metal clanking before a chilling laughter broke.

Chor Lau Heung 1984 summary eps 37-40

The followings are episode guides for the New Adventures of Chor Lau Heung 1984. My sincere gratitude the Dramanice for uploading the series with English-sub for us. Major spoilers as the series progresses, hence stay away from this post if you haven’t seen it and want to see it without spoilers. Click here for the summary of other episodes. Click here for Fearless Duo episode summary and here for The Foundation 1984 episode summary. Click this to read this post at my new Jianghu blog.


Siu Ching being all sun and stars to see Chor tai-gor again, ep 37

Ep 37: SPOILERS BIG TIME FROM HERE ONWARDS!!

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Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Chor Lau Heung 1984 summary eps 31-36

The followings are episode guides for the New Adventures of Chor Lau Heung 1984. My sincere gratitude the Dramanice for uploading the series with English-sub for us. Major spoilers as the series progresses, hence stay away from this post if you haven’t seen it and want to see it without spoilers. Click here for the summary of other episodes. Click here for Fearless Duo episode summary and here for The Foundation 1984 episode summary. Click this to read this post at my new Jianghu blog.


Siu Ching and Brother Chor took a tea break, ep 36

Ep 31: The Emperor distributed rewards to the grand masters and sects who rescued him. However, Chor Lau Heung didn’t deign to attend the ceremony, which ticked SC. She confronted him in front of the three ladies, who smiled knowingly this time (including Sugar). We have a cute scene here where Chor chased SC by calling her “Princess” but she didn’t deign to stop until he stopped calling her that and called her “Siu Ching” instead. Chor explained that he didn’t like those types of formalities, and SC should have known that he was like that. Besides, what kind of title would His Majesty confer him with? The King of Thieves? This joke made SC smile, then she said that it was true that Chor wasn’t the only one refusing the title. Scary Nun and Yuen Tsui Wan also rejected it. Chor found it weird, hence he told SC that he had been suspecting that Yuen was the Bat Prince after all. He told SC about the broken snuff bottle (back in Ep 29) and that he could smell the fragrance of his signature balm on Yuen after the fight. Chor warned SC not to tell anyone about this because it might alert the Bat Prince. That night, Yuen visited the Emperor and told him how he liked conversing with His Majesty. HM told Yuen that he’d like to adopt Yuen as his son after he regained his throne again. Scary Nun found out about the conversation and warned Yuen not to be careless. Uncovering his identity means that the world would know that Khoo Mui once had an affair (i.e. she was a human), thus she would need to abdicate.  

Chor Lau Heung 1984 summary eps 24-30

The followings are episode guides for the New Adventures of Chor Lau Heung 1984. My sincere gratitude the Dramanice for uploading the series with English-sub for us. Major spoilers as the series progresses, hence stay away from this post if you haven’t seen it and want to see it without spoilers. Click here for the summary of other episodes. Click here for Fearless Duo episode summary and here for The Foundation 1984 episode summary. Click this to read this post at my new Jianghu blog.

My Velcro Couple being so cute together, ep 25

Ep 24: Sam Leung was playing a zither for the Emperor when he had an asthma attack.  The Emperor was then taken to the Bat Prince who demanded the Emperor to hand him the crown. The Bat Prince also told the Emperor that he (the Bat) would be a much better ruler for he built the Palace by himself. Chor et al arrived at the old entrance on the dessert but couldn’t find the entrance. They then went to the seashore to find the exit, where they found some masked dead corpses floating on the water. One of them, Luk Ching Wah, was still alive, hence Chor et al changed plan and took him to the Peace Mansion. Inspector Ying met Au Yeung Fei again (actually, prevented Au from committing suicide for failing to save the Emperor) and then they paid another visit to Huashan. Scary Nun denied that, but then she paid Yuen Tsui Wan a visit. Yuen greeted his mother who pressed him to find the Emperor’s whereabouts. Scary Nun also barked at her son for not being ambitious enough. Kam Ling Chi paid Yuen a visit but Yuen was being cold to her under the pretext that he still had some unfinished business to do. Poor Miss Kam... she was just too innocent...Chor arrived and asked Yuen to invite all grand masters to devise a plan to attack the Bats. The masters then arrived with their students, which brought a moment of hesitance to Chor and Miss Wah before they greeted each other. Wu Tit Fa, on the other hand, had to be injured in a battle against the Bats before Koh A Lam took care of him, to the jealousy of Miss Kam. Scary Nun barked again asking her student to stay away from Wu. Meanwhile, during that fight, Ting Fung tried to kill Luk Chin Wah but was prevented by Yat Dim Hung, who had been impersonating as Luk so far (Luk didn’t survive his injuries and died while under Rosie’s care).

Chor Lau Heung 1984 summary eps 17-23

The followings are episode guides for the New Adventures of Chor Lau Heung 1984. My sincere gratitude the Dramanice for uploading the series with English-sub for us. Major spoilers as the series progresses, hence stay away from this post if you haven’t seen it and want to see it without spoilers. Click here for the summary of other episodes. Click here for Fearless Duo episode summary and here for The Foundation 1984 episode summary. Click this to read this post at my new Jianghu blog.


Chor Lau Heung admitted he was worried about Siu Ching, ep 19

Ep 17: Au Yeung Fei fended off his attackers but fell unconscious. Yuen Tsui Wan saved him and brought him to the Peace Mansion, but Au left again after he regained consciousness. Au Yeung Fei went to Mt Hua Shan and told Scary Nun about the Emperor’s kidnapping. Scary Nun pretended not to care, but later she actually contacted Yuen, asking him (more like barking at him) to look for the Emperor. Yuen consented after addressing the Scary Nun as “Mother”. So apparently, Yuen was the bastard child between the Emperor and Khoo Mui. Meanwhile, Yat Dim Hung poisoned Siu Ching’s food with some weakening powder so that she couldn’t run far. Somewhere else, Chor Lau Heung and Wu Tit Fa had a meal break which was interrupted by some goons beating up some members of the Beggar Clan. Wu finished off the goons while Chor – having no need to help Wu handling the goons – was just annoyed because their meal was interrupted again (must be happening quite often). Later, the beggars took Wu and Chor to their branch quarter to meet Mr Siu, the head of the local Beggar Clan. Chor asked the Beggar Clan to help locate Siu Ching. 

Chor Lau Heung 1984 summary eps 11-16

The followings are episode guides for the New Adventures of Chor Lau Heung 1984. My sincere gratitude the Dramanice for uploading the series with English-sub for us. Major spoilers as the series progresses, hence stay away from this post if you haven’t seen it and want to see it without spoilers. Click here for the summary of other episodes. Click here for Fearless Duo episode summary and here for The Foundation 1984 episode summary. Click this to read this post at my new Jianghu blog.

Chor Lau Heung was disappointed to learn Siu Ching has left, ep 11

 Ep 11: Yat tried to kidnap SC but Chor prevented that, but not without both swordsmen getting injured. The girls were worried about his internal injuries, such that they actually ignored the poor bleeding Mr Ying...(with the Star Wars theme song as the background, I’m not kidding!). Chor tried to self-heal his internal injuries but failed. SC gave Chor a pill which worsened his condition; making her the punching bag of the three girls. Meanwhile, Yat Dim Hung was rescued by Wah Jan Jan, a Hua Shan student, who had to leave him alone afterwards because Hua Shan women were not supposed to talk to meeeeenn! You gotta feel for Dim Hung here: Jan Jan asked him whether he had any family waiting for him, and he said with glassy eyes that they were all dead.

Chor Lau Heung 1984 summary ep 1-10

The followings are episode guides for the New Adventures of Chor Lau Heung 1984. My sincere gratitude the Dramanice for uploading the series with English-sub for us. Major spoilers as the series progresses, hence stay away from this post if you haven’t seen it and want to see it without spoilers. Click here for the summary of other episodes. Click this to read the summary at my new Jianghu blog. Click here for Fearless Duo episode summary and here for The Foundation 1984 episode summary. Click this to read this post at my new Jianghu blog.


First time Song Siu Ching (Barbara Yung) met Chor Lau Heung (Michael Miu), ep 1

Ep 1: Chor Lau Heung, Sue, Rosie and Sugar went together to attend Zo Hing Hau’s 50th birthday. En route, they met a brazen girl carrying the famous Dark Jade Sword (read this fanfiction for CLH's first meeting with SSC). The girl, Song Siu Ching (SSC or SC), meddled with some affairs such that Chor had to save her, but not before ridiculing her for being over confident. In the Zo Mansion, Chor et al. found that Zo’s daughter Ming Lai was sick such that it almost prevented him from having a duel with another swords master, Sit Yi Yan. To ease his worry, Chor sat down with Zo to have a drink that night to celebrate his birthday. They cited their favourite wine poetry ('Invitation to Wine' by Li Bai, Tang Dynasty) and Zo told Chor he was so lucky to befriend Chor. The next day, Rosie went to town for some medicine but she didn’t return home. Worried, Chor visited the Sit Mansion to look for her. 

My old fling: The New Adventures of Chor Lau Heung (TVB HK, 1984), or CLH'84 101

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The major cast of Chor Lau Heung 1984 from Wuxia Society

You might notice (or not), that I’ve been inundating this blog with fanfictions from a series called the New Adventures of Chor Lau Heung (TVB 1984). It began two weeks ago when I found the online link to that TV series at Dramanice (thank you, dear subbers! You guys were Godsend!). See, I had a crush when I was 11 years old when I watched a wuxia (martial) series with my cousins. I fell for this beautiful actor on that TV series. I found him very charming, I smiled when he smiled, and I felt the pain when he got hurt (they tend to do that a lot in wuxia series). As time goes by, I then forgot about him. He then retired from the HK TV industry in 1987 to become a business man in the optometry industry. In 2002 he made a comeback, but I didn’t realise it until recently (cos I wasn’t checking the net for him anymore).

The charming actor’s name is Michael Miu Kiu Wai. TVB aired the New Adventures of Chor Lau Heung in 1984 and it has been my favourite series so far, even topping the modern series these days. After 30 years of hiatus, I’m very pleased to report that the series is still worth watching IMO, and Michael is still the dashing Chor Lau Heung that I remembered three decades ago.

Gosh... has it been that long, actually? ...It has. Michael is now 57, but he is still dashing even at his age. Of course he has lines and whats not, but I saw a snippet of his recent series, and he still made me swoon! Heh... he still makes me swoon as I watched his banters with Barbara Yung Mei Ling (my favourite 80s actress, God I wish she didn’t commit suicide on 14 May 1985). Speaking of Barbara, I just learned that Chor Lau Heung 1984 was her second last series before she died; which made this series even more special to me (check this excellent blog post for other Barbara Yung series).

Sunday, 27 September 2015

The Wanderer who took her hairpin – Chor Lau Heung 1984 fanfiction

My take on a possible scene after Chor Lau Heung left with Siu Ching’s hairpin and before they met again on his boat in Ep 40. Chor Lau Heung 1984 is the property of Gu Long and TVB HK. This fanfiction is dedicated to Michael Miu Kiu Wai and Barbara Yung Mei Ling. I own nothing but my love to them and this series (click here to read all CLH'84 episodes). Click here for an MV of this fanfiction based on Li Yu's "Alone Up the West Chamber" (Du Shang Xi Lou). Click this to read this fan-fiction at my new Jianghu blog.

Princess Wing Ching (Barbara Yung), ep 40 TVB 1984


The Wanderer who took her hairpin 

Princess Wing Ching absentmindedly touched her elaborate coiffeur. Something was missing there, and she knew well what it was. It was a gold hairpin dotted with pearls and small diamonds. It was one of her favourite hairpins that were too flashy to bring outside the palace during her adventures that eventually led her to meet Chor Lau Heung, a.k.a. the man who eventually took the hairpin away. Upon returning to the palace after their unforgettable adventure, she was happy to find that the hairpin was still in her jewellery box. She had purposely worn the hairpin that day for the private audience between Brother Chor and Emperor Father. She never expected Lingering Fragrance to choose the hairpin over her, hence she didn't bother to say anything when he properly made leave in front of her family. Oh, he had looked at her alright, but she was still too shock and confused to say anything, not even to wish him a safe journey.

Friday, 25 September 2015

The Greeting - a Chor Lau Heung 1984 fanfiction

The Greeting

I don’t own Chor Lau Heung (Chu Liuxiang); Gu Long did. And TVB, cos this story is based on the 1984 TVB’s The New Adventures of Chor Lau Heung starring the dashing Michael Miu Kiu Wai as Chor Lau Heung and the sweet (late) Barbara Yung Mei Ling as Song Siu Ching. This fanfiction is dedicated to my childhood idol Michael Miu and my all-time-favourite actress Barbara Yung. This is my take on the scene before Chor Lau Heung greeted Siu Ching as their Princess in episode 20 that can be viewed here. Click here for the summary of all episodesClick this to read this fan-fiction at my new Jianghu blog.

 
Chor Lau Heung found Siu Ching's scarf, ep 17


Chor Lau Heung raised his hand to knock on the door. The girl he grew to care for – no...love, not just care for – like no other woman was in that room. She was resting, or perhaps talking to Wah Jan Jan. He wanted nothing more than to enter the room, politely asked Miss Wah to give them privacy, and then hug Siu Ching and never let her go again. But he couldn't do that. He had no rights to do that.

His hand hovered on the door for a while before he lowered it and took a few steps back. His mind flew to the first day he realised there was no future between him and Siu Ching. It was the day he realised that Mr Song was actually the Emperor himself. Prior to that, the wanderer and ladies' man Chor wouldn't have thought of settling down. But then he met the brazen girl Song Siu Ching and grew to like her more than the way he cared for Sue, Rosie and Sugar, his adopted sisters.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Just as you are - a Chor Lau Heung 1984 fan fiction

I don’t own Chor Lau Heung (Chu Liuxiang); Gu Long did. And TVB, cos this story is based on the 1984 TVB’s The New Adventures of Chor Lau Heung starring the dashing Michael Miu Kiu Wai as Chor Lau Heung and the sweet (late) Barbara Yung Mei Ling as Song Siu Ching. This fanfiction is dedicated to my childhood idol Michael Miu and my all-time-favourite actress Barbara Yung, whom I still miss to this date. Click this to read this fan-fiction at my new Jianghu blog.

After the events in the Legend of the Bats (click here to read all episodes), Princess Wing Ching decided to leave the Palace and travelled around with the Lingering Fragrance. They were finally married, but it doesn’t mean that Siu Ching could easily get rid of her insecurities regarding the three smart girls that Chor had adopted and had lived with him for more than a decade. In such circumstances, what should a girl do then?

Song Siu Ching (Barbara Yung) and Chor Lau Heung (Michael Miu), TVB 1984


Just as You Are

Living on a boat with her husband and four smart and beautiful ladies was not an easy feat for Song Siu Ching, a.k.a Princess Wing Ching, but she managed. Living with her husband alone, she had no problem with that, for that was what she wanted. She left the Palace because she realised that she couldn’t live without Chor Lau Heung anyway. She had been happy living on the boat so far, particularly because Chor did show without any reservation that – even though he cared about Sue, Rosie, Sugar, and Wah Jan Jan – Siu Ching was the girl that he loved.

True, there were times when Siu Ching wondered whether her presence was actually needed on the boat. She excelled in the ropes and sails bit, thanks to her tomboy tendency. The rest of the day, while Sugar was cooking or playing music and Rosie collecting herbs, Siu Ching would just joke around with Chor, play chess (she wasn’t the best player on board; Sue was, after Chor of course), or just leaning on his broad shoulder as he read books. But Chor knew how to show her that she was special. For instance, during chess play, he’d still hold Rosie’s hand when she tried to cheat, but he’d just hold it within a reasonable time limit. But with Siu Ching, Chor’s hand would linger much longer than that, causing her to blush and the other girls to smile knowingly. When he taught her about the technical aspects of sailing, he’d position himself behind her and envelope his arms to hers, practically hugging her, as he showed how to tug the rope. He didn’t do that to Jan Jan; he was just standing or kneeling next to her at a close, yet respectable distance, as he showed her some roping technique.