My Teenage Idols – Chen Chen 甄珍 & Alan Tang 邓光荣

Chinese Movies

I love to go cinemas during my secondary school’s time.

It was fashionable for youths to go for English movies – it did not matter whether you were from English or Chinese schools. British colonial value sank deep in my younger days – it meant anything English is good, anything Chinese was old fashion.

However I loved Chinese movies – whether they were Hong Kong or Taiwanese productions. I know, they can never match the big production of Hollywood, but I found a bit of my Chinese culture and roots from them.

Chen Chen and Alan Tang

Among all the actors and actresses, I loved the romantic movies played by Chen Chen and Alan Tang. You probably wonder who they are. I don’t blame you for not knowing them. Alan Tang passed away on 29th March, 2011. Chen Chen is now an old lady in her 60’s.









The Elderly Chen Chen and Alan Tang

Time flies. No matter how handsome and beautiful you may be, you will look very “different” when you get old. Just look at how they look like in these few years, you probably would not think that they were famous movie stars in the 70’s.





My Reflections

It really makes us wonder what actually lasts in a person’s life, right? Your youth and beauty will fade, your knowledge and skills will become obsolete, your big houses, trendy cars and many luxuries you enjoy will one day be left behind.

As a Christian, I believe our souls are eternal. They will be with us even when we pass into eternity after our physical death. However, just how much time do we spend in preparing our souls for eternity?

The bible asks a very pertinent question, “What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?” (Mark 8:36)

A smart investor knows where to put their money to maximize returns. A wise man or woman knows where to spend their time to gain eternal fellowship with the Creator.

A famous Christian missionary Jim Elliot once said, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” So, what are we giving? What are we loosing? What are we gaining?

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