A tangy mishap for man in pursuit of love


A MAN’s wish for love on Chap Goh Meh (Chinese Valentine’s Day) may just come true when the mandarin orange he threw hit a woman’s phone instead of falling into the river, Oriental Daily reported.

He had flung the tangerine, which hit the phone belonging to a woman who was shooting a selfie nearby.

The force of his throw caused the woman to drop her phone, and her screams could be heard in the video that captured the incident.

Internet users were initially concerned about whether the phone had fallen into the river.

However, the man later explained that the phone was fine because it fell on the grass they were standing on.

Netizens later teased the man and said he should take the opportunity to get the woman’s contact details.

“It is fated. Yue Lao (God of Marriage and Love) is giving you a hint!” a netizen teased him.

The tossing of mandarin oranges into the river, which is held on the 15th day of Chinese New Year, took place on Feb 5 this year.

> Hong Kong superstar Tony Leung Chiu-wai said he believed that a person begins to live only when he leaves his comfort zone, China Press reported.

The 60-year-old, who is one of Asia’s most successful and internationally recognised actors, revealed that he had never rewatched his own performances because he is overly self-critical.

“I would keep finding where I could have done better. As such, I don’t enjoy watching myself.

“I have a need to review where I performed poorly so that I don’t make the same mistakes in the future,” he said.

Leung, who claimed to have social anxiety, chided himself for remaining in his comfort zone for many years during his youth.

He said he made a leap of faith only in recent years, when he took on more challenging roles.

“This is the final chapter of my career as an actor. I feel the need to cast away all my burdens because I know my work ethic after having gained so much experience over the years.

“There isn’t much to worry about. Even if it is good, it won’t be great; even if it is bad, it won’t be the worst. I guess this is the limit of my talent,” he said.

Leung is known for his roles in movies such as In the Mood for Love (2000), Infernal Affairs (2002), and Red Cliff (2008). He had also starred in famed director Ang Lee’s movie Lust, Caution (2007).

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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