Good things must share lah!
It was indeed a very hilarious evening to meet up with an old buddy while it was pouring cats and dogs outside the KFC. Earlier, we wanted to meet up many times since last year but it just could not take place due to both our busy schedules. Finally we met, gossiped & laughed so loudly until all other tables looked at us in utter disbelief.
My friendship with this famous face - Fai Chen dates back to many years ago when I just returned from US and joined the bitter-sweet advertising agency from Hong Kong. Fai Chen was a new face in the local acting scene. Our respective jobs made us meet up almost daily but not knowing, that we were both doing acting roles on freelance basis.
While he was a seriously pursuing his hobby into acting on stages and movie studios, I was an accidental stand-in actors during the TV commercial shootings which I was often involved. There was an incident when a real doctor backed out at last minute due to his fear that it was against his professional ethics to appear as a doctor inside his own clinic. The film director just passed the doctor's uniform to me to appear in this government's "No Smoking" campaign which was aired over TV1 & TV2 nightly for over 2 years!! Everyone including the public called me "Doctor" for a long time. One thing led to another and my small roles gradually appeared in several commercials and corporate videos of Putrajaya & MLM companies.
My friend Fai Chen is born a natural actor who has the flair and rubbery face to express himself in any roles. He doesn't need to enroll into TVB's acting schools as he is always a cool comedian to me. He is full of expressions and makes a good company to chat with. To me, he is truly Malaysia's version of the Hollywood actor Jim Carrey.
The above was a famous Peranakan Drama "Lu Diam" where Fai Chen (in black) was dead serious and not so funny.
Born and educated in Kuala Lumpur, he had come a long way in his life's struggles before landing into acting roles as his passionate hobby since he was a college student. His acting debuts on screen and stages have frequently brought him overseas to Singapore, China, Japan, Taiwan and others.
To watch - click HERE
One night I was in the movies and this Air Conditioner's commercial appeared. It was like reenacting the Shanghai Beach's "The Bunds" where actor Sam Liu Leong Wai was chasing a thief along the streets of old Shanghai. The thief entered and hid inside a house. Suddenly, he remove his mask and I burst out into thunderous laughter alone inside the packed cinema. It was Fai Chen! Please watch all his silly commercials to get some laughs.
His face is always evergreen with his flawless complexion but he easily fits into many roles from a headmaster to Kopitiam AH Pek and even a young teenager.
To watch - click HERE
I bet many had seen this Perodua Ad which was aired for sometime.
To watch, click HERE
This Ibumie commercial was funny too. Who would fight with a fat girl for the last packet of instant noodle? Only Fai Chen does!
We chatted for almost 2 hours and had to part due to our busy errands. We will continue our next gossip session again next week...hopefully!
Recently their stage dramas were well received by the audience in Guangzhou, China.
Whenever and wherever you see Fai Chen's face, just remember that he is a funny and humble friend of mine! He has appeared in countless and countless of TV commercials but I am only sharing a few random ones today.
Happy Weekend My Friends!