Very exciting time for Sing and myself!
Our trip to Japan and Hong Kong was amazing, and both will deserve their own posts, but in this one I want to focus on one of the major achievements for myself as a blogger.
Sing and I were on Hong Kong TV – we had an amazing chance to be part of 830 Magazine on RTHK!
I was always getting upset when we lost our “big chances” – and when it happened twice before, I knew we will move our Valentine’s dinner to day before. I knew if we can’t make it again, we won’t get any more of these chances.
Along with us, there was another interracial couple (一三年夏天,嫁了去加拿大。The Hong Kong Girl Who Married The Canadian Boy). The Valentine’s special was to talk about different, mixed couples, how they met, what their partners like and dislike in Hong Kong.
The phone interview between Sing and the producer lasted around 40 minutes, and Sing later complained to me he was getting hungry. Because, screw your wife’s dream, let’s eat first. Right?
Additionally, I got a list of 11 questions to myself regarding our relationship, how my parents view our relationship and moving abroad together. My favorite question was how attractive I find Sing, because I could bring up my ultimate dream with Nicholas Tse confessing his love. I’m so glad it made to the air time!
We later on met the producer for first real rehearsal, and we were given the scripts. I still have it as a souvenir!
Originally it was 11 pages long, but in fact we made it only till 8th or 9th page before the air time finished.
Even later, after the show, one of the TV host said whenever they have multiple people on the show they run our of time so I don’t feel bad.
There were few good questions we wish that could have been asked like “How do you view life abroad, why you want to come back?” or “What would you tell to other people if they wanted to give up their life for loved one, like you did?” but I think we all did pretty well considering we had less than half an hour!
Well as well in the quantity of questions, not our performance. If you’ve seen the video, you can see I was terrified.
Usually when we make YouTube videos it’s Sing who’s always stiff and sounds like robot, but this time I failed completely. It was a great experience, but I was so terrified my legs were shaking and I was worried I’m going to say something stupid. And then Sing kept sitting like a Chinese emperor so I had to stop my nervous laugh!
I was totally fine at the backstage chat, but the moment I sit on that couch I thought I’m going to pass out!
Luckily the whole crew was very friendly and very understanding. Even at the backstage before the show they engaged with us into small conversations to help us relax. Till today I have a crush on both of the hosts.
I think my biggest problem with relaxing was the fact that the whole show went live so if I did a stupid face, make a stupid sound and say something idiotic, it could be a Hong Kong meme tomorrow. It all resulted in me looking like I have a stick in my bum!
Overall, I don’t think it was THAT bad. We received few friendly messages on Facebook and YouTube, got few new subscribers which means that someone didn’t switch their channels while seeing us!
Speaking of which… I was asked if anyone from our families will watch it that night, to which I responded “No, we will surprise them later on sending them a link”. Well, guess who got surprised when sister in law sent a picture of her and Momzilla’s hotel room TV with our faces on it.
Apparently, they decided NOT to go out because Valentine’s equals expensive and left the TV on to have some background noise and one of the voices sounded familiar…
Few things that shocked us about the TV from the inside:
- How many actual rehearsal there are – we spoke about the thing three or four times total!
- You come with your own make-up and hair, TV make-up artist just does the final touch-up. I always thought you go to the TV with no-make-up and let the artist decide everything.
- How big the shooting crew is, and how much effort it takes to have just for one hour long show.
- It actually takes a lot of charisma and charm to be a TV host – I have to look differently on all the TV celebrities I see now!
- People working at RTHK were very humble and kind despite their positions. I really appreciated all the
Overall, it was an amazing experience I will never forget and I hope more of such chances will show up when we move back to Hong Kong by the end of this year!
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