Actor springs a bathroom marriage proposal surprise


Compiled by XIAO TONG, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN

VIDEO footage of Hong Kong actor Raymond Lam’s marriage proposal revealed that he popped the question to model Carina Zhang in a washroom of all places, Sin Chew Daily reported.

Most people would imagine him proposing at a romantic setting in a restaurant while being serenaded by a violinist, Lam said on the TV show Viva La Romance S5.

Wanting to defy expectations, he decorated the bathroom without his girlfriend’s knowledge, he said.

When both of them got home one day in 2019, Zhang was surprised to find rose petals and balloons when she opened the bathroom door.

The footage, broadcast during the TV programme, showed Lam hugging Zhang before going down on one knee.

“I hope you will be able to be by my side for the rest of my life. I want to make you the happiest woman in the world. Will you marry me?” he was heard saying.

Zhang, 30, wept and said yes.

Lam, 41, said it took months of preparation to pull it off but when Zhang began crying, he forgot half of what he meant to say.

The couple have a daughter who was born last year.

> Malaysian singer Fish Leong had to cancel her June 12 concert in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, following reports of rising Covid-19 cases there, Sin Chew Daily also reported.

The concert was postponed indefinitely after Level-3 restrictions were imposed throughout Taiwan.

A Level-3 alert stipulates that indoor gatherings are limited to five people, while outdoor events are restricted to 10.

Leong said on Facebook: “Thank you everyone for your support and understanding. This is done to keep everyone safe. Curbing the pandemic comes first”.

Ticket holders can choose to obtain a refund or wait it out.

Leong, 42, is known by fans as the “Queen of Love Ballads”.

> Furniture prices in Malaysia are expected to rise following the increasing cost of raw materials, China Press reported.

Malaysian Furniture Council president Khoo Yeow Chong said the price of foam commonly used in furniture had gone up by about 15%–20% every month between August and December last year.

Steel bars shot up from RM1,000 to RM3,000 per tonne.

“We stock up for half a year. Once we run out of materials in our warehouses, the new batch of furniture will be more costly, ” he said.

But Khoo said there were businesses with cash flow problems willing to sell at cost, which is the best time for consumers to grab a bargain.

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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