Friday, October 17, 2008

When Easterly Showers Fall on The Sunny West 東山飄雨西關晴; Fala Chen's, Ice-Cream

Premiering 27th Oct - 14th Dec, Monday - Friday, 8.30pm
*not official poster

Coming from a very humble background, POON MUK HING (Steven Joe Ma) nevertheless is content with his lot. He works for the POONs of Dongshan as driver. His true identity of the eldest son of the family comes to light when he saves POON CHEUK WAH (Raymond Wong), the young master, in an accident. CHONG FUNG YEE (Liza Wang), the first daughter-in-law in the family, has to admit unwillingly the fact that when she married into the family she was already pregnant. His true identity revealed, HING changes his name to POON CHEUK HING according to the genealogical table of the clan. The mother and son have since been locked in a seesaw struggle.

YIP HEUNG CHING (Charmaine Sheh) came from an influential family in Xiguan. She starts selling congee on a boat for a living with her elder brother after their family has fallen into decline. CHING and WAH used to go out but YEE did all she could to separate them. Later, CHING opens a teahouse with the help and support of HING. Spontaneously, love blossoms between them. Not long afterwards, the Poon family runs into a lot of troubles. YEE and WAH are unable to handle them at all. HING seizes the opportunity to restore the prestige of the family. For the sake of the benefit of POONs, he is prepared to sacrifice his relationships with other family members, his love as well as his friends. By doing so, he also involves himself in a never-ending bloody battle of power.

Producer: Kwan Wing Chung
Scriptwriter: Yip Sai Hong & Choi Shuk Yin
Starring: Liza Wang (汪明荃), Steven Joe Ma (馬德鐘), Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼) Kiki Sheung (商天娥), Raymond Wong (黃浩然), Selena Li (李詩韻), Edwin Siu (蕭正楠), Samuel Kwok (郭 峰) etc
*edit: sorry guys for the Joe-Steven thing. got mixed up XD

Credits to Astro On Demand

By the way, today I was searching for videos on Moonlight Resonance in Youtube.. and I stumbled upon Fala Chen's performance of the song Ice-Cream. IMO, Fala sings quite well, better than an average singer. Who knows, maybe one day she'll become a singer like a lot of the other TVB actors/actresses :]

Here's the version of the original singer, DNR: (full credits to Annisa)

Here's Fala's version: (ripped by me)

My finals are just around the corner and I will not be able to post from now on, unless there is something very urgent/super interesting to post about. I even have to wait till mid-November to watch Gem! But I will try to reply to your tags ASAP. Thanks for understanding!

1 comment:

  1. As I know, Moonlight Resonance was nominated for 18 TVB Anniversary Awards in 2008