Dear brothers and sisters:
In the name of the Lord, I greet you and wish you well.
I'm well aware of and grateful for your expressions of love and concern. Please allow me to explain to you my present situation. As I'm under intense treatment that requires a substantial amount of rest time each day, and I also need to avoid being infected unnecessarily, I'm reluctantly heeding my doctors' advice not to receive too many visitors. I hope and trust that you all would understand. May the Lord bless and keep you all,
Yours in Christ,
包大人，從 Jimmy 轉來阿 Sir 的消息，知道你在半昏迷中，仍能辨認好友的聲音，深深希望大家的留言，能給你多一點平安。
1988年，當了三年的電台記者後，開始感到自己停滯不前。經朋友介紹，找到了當時在亞洲電視新聞部當總監的包雲龍先生，表明想找個專題記者的工作。包大人 (當時亞視的同事都這樣稱呼他) 約了我某天下班後去面試。還記得那天晚上，包大人靠在椅背上，旁邊的桌子上有一個外賣飯盒 ( 後來才知道，飯盒是包大人的午飯，可是每天都是一樣擱在桌子上直到晚上…… )。
Posted by: Leung Chau Yin | November 07, 2006 at 11:55
Dear Pao Sir,
When I write you this message, the scenes of the good old days when we were rushng in and out of the Newsrooms at RTV, CTN and ATV are back in my mind...
I want to express my deepest gratitude to you for allowing me onboard CTN. You were to begin to lead us sailing the uncharted waters, and shape the first news channel in Greater China region. I had been fortunate enough to be under your command several times, and trying to learn from you and do what a journalist should. You would keep you composure even when things got heat up. And, your guidance has always been kind and supportive.
I remember the song that you had sung - “My Way” - when we had a farewell party for you on your departure from ATV News in early 2000. From the lyrics I guess I understand more about ‘your way’: one shall do what he has to do and always shapes himself up with pride and candor, never mind the final curtain...
When Douglas MacArthur said farewells to his fellow countrymen after fifty years of military service, he recalled an old army ballad that sang: “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away”. As in the good old days, to my commander and respectable friend, I salute you again.
God will always be with you,
Patrick Y K
Posted by: 袁若光 | November 07, 2006 at 02:07
We have very good and happy memories at work and at leisure with you and the memories cheer us from time to time.
Bor and Angela
Posted by: Bor and Angela | November 07, 2006 at 08:52
Thanks so much for sharing with us your "getting along" with our Lord!
Besides all my thanks to u for your kind support all these years, I regret I don't have much memories to share with u, except I remember u were late to the wedding dinner of me and Yeung Tsai, as everybody expected!
We'll have a lot of time getting together eternally, catch up with u later! Meanwhile, enjoy the peace and joy God has prepared for u.
Wish u and your love ones share the amazing grace of God, always...
Posted by: Wai Yee | November 07, 2006 at 06:39
Posted by: Mrs. Rebecca Leung/ inspired by work of Mr. Yank Wong | November 07, 2006 at 02:32
Posted by: 李小薇 | November 07, 2006 at 01:29
Posted by: 馬浩輝 | November 07, 2006 at 00:50
I only today learned that you're seriously ill. I'm so sorry that you have to go through this hard time, but it's wonderful that you are at peace in your mind and prepared for your great reward in heaven. I will always remember your kindness to a stupid gweimui at her first media job. You were a great boss who will always be enshrined in my memory with deep affection.
God bless you!
Posted by: Stacy Mosher | November 06, 2006 at 19:33
Posted by: Li Yuk Lin | November 06, 2006 at 15:25
I echo the views of former colleaques that the days in RTV and ATV were good old days and golden times in my career. I feel very grateful for your free hand and your trust in our news judgment. Though resources were limted, our spirits were always high. You should be proud that you have made the majority of those worked under you to have these wonderful memories and feelings. I pray that peace be always with you.
Posted by: Cheng Mi Kuen | November 06, 2006 at 15:02
Hi Ah Pao,
I just wanted to wish you well soon and I believe that you will get well soon.
Jack Chung from NY
Posted by: Jack Chung | November 06, 2006 at 13:11
If there is anyone who deserves a haven of peace and perfection, it is you. I am happy you found God and I pray that He will nurture and sustain you in your hour of need.
I will never forget the years we worked together at RTV and ATV. Remember our deliberations over whether Jermyn Lynn should stay or go and who would succeed him after Deacon Chui ran that 'Shanghai fashion show' interference? You were the natural choice for leader and it was a privilege to work alongside you, always so calm and collected, although in our harried youth, we sometimes interpreted that as tardiness thus the sobriquet 'Chu Yau Pao"!
I appreciated it very much that you took time to keep me in touch over those lunches at the Furama during my visits to HK while living in Tokyo and Beijing.
And your staunch support in subsequent years while you were letting go of the reins of the ATV Newsroom to 'that difficult man'.
You are truly an inspiration to all who have been fortunate to know you and that will live on forever.
Posted by: Diana Lin | November 06, 2006 at 11:44
Hello from LA
To know that you are at peace is very consoling to all your friends - and we know that you want us to be so.
I am in an office looking over the ocean in Santa Monica whilst writing this message to you. The ocean, the blue skies, the sunlight which is uniquely LA...all of these elements coming together made me take on a new perspective on so many things in life. Life, that state in which we all have to pass in order to attain a higher state.
I am truly happy for you that you have found 'god'. I have been an atheist for many years - and continue to be, and sometimes long for that state of mind when I can believe that there are things greater and beyond. That must surely be a comforting thought.
Posted by: nansun | November 06, 2006 at 07:32
We have walked the jounrey, going deep into the mystery of life. There are moments when we feel so much alone and lonely, thinking that we could bear no more. But when we look around, we realize that we are linked with one another. When we take time to feel, we feel the warmth and loving care from those who love us dearly.
Pao, as you journey on, remember the smiles on our face. Though it is hard to say goodbye, we know that you are resting in our Dear God. You will always be treasued in our heart.
Posted by: May | November 06, 2006 at 06:28
Hi Pao ... how are you getting on?
These is a sense of serenity when reading all these messages. Yes, without knowing it, I too had very wonderful years at ATV. I was the 'half-chinese-half-English', but I never felt left out. When reading all the messages posted by Lee Chan Wing, Sam, all the memories of good old days, the Basic Law coverage in Beijing, our lovely cameramen came back. Certainly we don't just live in our memories, but it's all these experience that connect us to each other.
God always has its way to show His love. This time, you are His channel of love and peace...
The other day, I told my HK TVBI director that business is business,but it's the people who makes it work. My comments may go back to my experience at ATV and my faith that the human spirit is essential in any operation.
Stay well, you are in my prayers.
Posted by: May | November 04, 2006 at 19:57
Posted by: 林錦松 | November 02, 2006 at 12:30
please tell ah Pao, all friends from oversea including
yam wing kai, bor tsai from usa and chan kwan kai from
canada, are very much concern him...
please tell ah Pao to take it easy and we all on his
side supporting him...
it seems happened like yester-month by the time when
we spent our good days at the RTV newsroom, but it was some twenty years ago...
blindy ng fong wing always miss him ...
Posted by: 伍晃榮 | November 02, 2006 at 12:18
God will always bless you.
Posted by: 沈曉偉 | November 01, 2006 at 03:17
Dear Pao Sir,
It's nice to hear from you and better still to note that you've turned to Christ for strength and peace.
"Prof" Pan I Kong has aksed me to convey his best regards to you and I'm glad that I can do it directly through your blog. I'm sure Pan will be writing to you soon although we havn't been together for lunch for some time. Our talks never end of course.
Take care and keep in touch.
it is so nice we can know more about you from this blog. Working with you is my happiest time in my career. With your support, I dont need to worry about financial issues, I can concentrate my drive on news covering. Also with your guidiance, tolerance and free hands to us, I can develop our independent judgement which light up my life. ATV is my golden time and worthy to work with you. I totaly agreed with Yau Hei Yiu that you are the very very good boss.Bless you
Posted by: Leung Wai Man | October 31, 2006 at 15:39
不經不覺，我已經入行超過廿年，但最快樂的歲月，是近兩年的自由生活，唯一可以比較的，是在你 "無為而治" 下的亞視新聞部。
Posted by: LI Chan Wing | October 31, 2006 at 02:36
As Nansun said, I remember every day and night of CTN. It was my happiest working experience.
I came to Japan last Wednesday with my Laptop but not the right adaptor cable. The battery was out on my second day of this trip. Could you imagine that I couldn't find a replacement cable or adaptor here in Japan!
I went to a 100-yen shop today and bought a small cutter. I cut my wrong power cable and applied some little magic....
My laptop is up and running now.
I remember this lines from Jurassic Park: Life will not be contained. Life breaks free and Life finds a way.
And, Pao, you are not that kind of people will let things go easily. Keep your good spirit!
Posted by: Leung Chau Yin | October 30, 2006 at 22:25
The message which starts with "Hey there Pao..." is posted by Nansun but as Pao knows well my technical prowess, I am now working under the cover of Li Chan Wing - you remember, of course, I exec produced Infernal Affairs!
Posted by: Nansun | October 30, 2006 at 16:17
Hey there Pao, trust my sifu Jimmy has set you up good with the latest communications gadget. I'm back in town for 2 days, then off to the American Film Market in LA for a week. Just spoke to Chang Kuei-Yueh who just came back.
Remember those nightly calls to our European Bureaux - all of London and Paris. I tried to be there as much as possible in the beginning to get in our 1 min of entertainment news from Europe! How we had the audacity to think that we could do a 24-hour news channel ON THE RESOURCES WE HAD! yet still, Jimmy managed to fill his office with 4 truckloads of stuff.
The other 'theatre of the absurd' we've had the good fortune to share was the NOW channel's worldwide launch - it really puzzled the hell out of us veteran TV people until it finally dawned on us that it was the biggest BS ever created on earth.
You keep yourself together and I'll talk to you soon.
Posted by: Nansun | October 30, 2006 at 16:14
This is Li chan wing, the one who picked by you to read main cast in 1987, when I was really really young, thanks a lot for your teaching and leadership, you changed my whole life.
After leaving TVB in 2004 for some reason not controlled by me, I am now far stronger than before, right now i am hosting radio and tv programs, at the same time providing training to lots of organizations, one of my strength is to motivate others,
not just in Hong kong, but also in mainland; my clients include Disneyland, AIA, Centaline property, Beijing Airport and Deloitte....a list that is far beyond my imagination in the past.
And I know deep from my heart that you are the one who can stand by yourself, you are strong enough to fight every battle.
Miracle comes when you share my view.
Always in support of you.
Posted by: LI Chan Wing | October 30, 2006 at 10:57
Hi, Pao... It's good to know that you are in good spirit.
It's after midnight here in Oxford, and I am turning to be a year 'wiser', hopefully.
Our Dear God always shows us His love in many, sometimes funny ways. We may not realize it, but He is keeping us in His good hands. Love ...May
Posted by: may | October 29, 2006 at 08:57