Sunday, February 9, 2014

Updated Feb 9 2014 Steven Ma Does Not Mind 'Flying' Everywhere

馬浚偉唔介意四圍「飛」 Feb-9-2014

On the 3rd day of Chinese New Year (Feb 2), Steven Ma flew over to Toronto for a stage performance. Besides a hefty performance fee, his wallet was also greatly inflated by the fans' generous giving of "lai see" (red packets) to him, making him very happy. When Steven arrived in Toronto, the city having a snow storm. Steven said it was already snowing in Toronto when he deplaned but it snowed even harder the next day. Steven usually doesn't mind the cold but the weather was so bitterly cold he shivered.  

Steven says: "This new year, (I) truly went through the ice and fire blending. The audience's enthusiasm made me feel warm but the frigid weather was truly tough to withstand!  The last time I saw falling snow was at Hengdian.  Not long after I deplaned in Toronto it started snowing. It snowed even harder the next day. I didn't dare venture out to play or sightsee because I was worried I might get sick, affecting my singing. Even the outer layer of the renowned Niagara Falls was frozen though the under currents were still flowing. But unfortunately this one of a kind beautiful scenery I didn't even get up close to view it. I only took a faraway photo of it from my hotel room. Just by looking at the photo already feel it's beautiful like a painting."

While in Toronto Steven met up with Louise Lee's daughter, Leslie Yip 葉子青, a long time friend. When Leslie found out about Steven's Toronto trip she especially calligraphed the character "horse/Ma"  (pun: 'horse' 馬 same character as Steven's last name) and presented the framed calligraphy to him, wishing him good fortune and and a prosperous new year. Steven thanked her and wished her the same.

Steven is happy that his job supply this year has been constant. His recent work schedules are already full: In March I'll fly over to the USA for 2 shows, will film a movie and tv series, will plug a new song. Also the new tvb series "The Storm in a Cocoon" will air soon on tv.  (tn: Feb 17) In the series besides portraying a Republican Era prominent family young maste, it will also tell of my soldiering experience, there will be literary and action.  I really like this series. Hope it will garner both good ratings and reviews.  Though the filming process was tough it was well worth it."

With his studio in Beijing, and his stage performances held in mainland, USA and Canada, Steven will be 'galloping everywhere'. He smiles and says that if happy at work, not afraid of being a 'flying horse', in fact, he looks forward to a new year that he can leap high and soar. (馬躍飛騰)

bottom right pix credit: 葉子青Leslie 2月7日 05:40

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香港文匯報訊 馬浚偉(馬仔)在大年初三飛赴加拿大多倫多演唱,時為春節,收到歌酬之外,還收到大批加元利是,荷包大漲,令馬仔開心不已。馬仔在登台期間遇上大風雪,給冷得直打哆嗦,他嘆道:「上一次是在橫店看到下雪,今次剛到達多倫多便下雪,翌日更下大雪,我不敢到戶外遊玩,為怕冷病唱不到歌,連多倫多出名的尼加拉瓜大瀑布,水流表層也結了冰,但內層的水仍在流動,這個難得一見的美景,也沒有近距離觀看,我在酒店房中遙遙拍了一張照片,但看照片也覺得美如圖畫。」






  1. Does anyone know where his March concerts will be in the US?

  2. Steven's HK manager, Sandy Lau, said will announce the time and place when finalized.

  3. I now regret finding out just last week that Steven was here in Toronto last month! I would've loved to meet him! Poor Steven had to encounter our harsh cold weather and snow storms!

  4. TC: No need to regret, because even if had known ahead you wouldn't know where to look him up cos' both he and his manager, Sandy, didn't reveal the concert venue at all probably because it was some company's private CNY event.