The horror in entertainment circle is nothing worse than losing one’s own self identity. On this, Steven is very much aware of. (2010 news)
I guess to Steven, his agreeing to participate in Guangdong Satellite TV《技行天下》is more than just monetary gain and exposure to mainland tv viewers, it was more of him getting the pulse of ordinary people (mainland) and connecting with them on a personal level. Even way back when, Steven reached out to ordinary people thru his books, social/charity works and culinary show, and getting much satisfaction from getting to know them.
Steven, together with a colleague and a social worker, had pounded the streets, ‘accosted’ late night young loiterers, and chatted with juveniles placed on probation; their encounters were later compiled and narrated into that very book. [..]But immersed as he is in an entertainment work environment, Steven often feels stifled by showbiz lifestyle of extravagance and dissipation, which can inevitably promote a detachment from real society. So publishing books allows him to once again be in touch with society, thereby greatly enriching his life. (2003 news)
All fine and dandy, now can he please get back to filming a tv series or more for his forbearing fans? I miss seeing my most favorite leading man in action on screen. Sorry but《技行天下》just doesn't cut it for me. Of the 6 episodes, I've only watched 4-- guess which 4.