Love isn’t always the bed of roses we think it is. There are often thorns waiting beneath the petals to present challenges in our journey. For Hong Kong-based Malaysian actress Lisa Ch’ng (莊思明), she’s currently struggling with one such dilemma.
Her boyfriend, Hong Kong actor Mat Yeung Ming (林明樂) was arrested last year after he was involved in a car accident. He was recently sentenced on 4th November and the results left the couple in tears. However, it appears Lisa has managed to pull herself together. On 9th November, the 34-year-old actress posted some encouragement for her boyfriend on Instagram, impressing netizens with her resilience.
During August last year, the 40-year-old actor made the news when it was announced he had been involved in a car accident. He was suspected of drunk driving and found to have tinted his windows beyond what was allowed. He was then arrested. It was also reported that he committed a federal offence by refusing to provide samples for his blood alcohol test. However, his court case regarding the incident was only concluded last Thursday (4th November).
Mat was sentenced to 18 days in prison starting on the day of his sentencing. The actor’s driving license was also suspended for two years and he was fined HK$2,000 (RM1,068). The couple were seen crying as the sentence was handed out. But it has been a week since then, and Lisa has clearly accepted the outcome. Her post on Instagram certainly indicates so.
Her photos show her looking solemn by a street, but her caption is what caught netizens’ eyes. “It is inevitable that a person’s life will (have its) ups and downs,” Lisa wrote. “Good times and adversities are momentary and normal. Think (of) the good in everything, your mentality determines your destiny!” She aptly tagged the post as “insights in life” as she finished off with: ” Life always grows through experience.”
Although the former 3rd runner up of Miss Hong Kong 2010 mentioned no names, many thought she was speaking indirectly to her boyfriend. Netizens cheered her on in the comments, with one encouraging her to look to the future. “(Life will) always get better. The sun will rise,” it read. Another praised her loyalty to Mat. “It was (a) blessing (for him) that you did not give up when the tide (changed). I hope he will cherish it, change sincerely and support you,” the netizen wrote.
It can’t be an easy time for the couple, although many are offering them support. Hopefully, Lisa will continue to stay strong. We also hope Mat will change his ways as apparently, this is not his first drunk driving offence.