Life is always full of opportunities. You simply have to look and decide if you want to take the risk. Regardless of whether it pays off or won’t, you have to be brave enough to grab the chance. Well, local artist Namewee (黃明志) and Taiwanese actor Chapman To (杜汶澤) certainly tried!
British-Hong Kong actor Anthony Wong (黃秋生) recently revealed that he was bidding goodbye to his assistant. The news was unexpected, but Namewee and Chapman To were quick to take advantage of the situation. The duo attempted to ‘apply’ for the now-vacant position, leaving netizens in stiches!
On 20th August, Anthony announced the news on his Facebook. “My assistant Ms. Moon Ng has resigned in September. From now on, her affairs have nothing to do with me,” he stated. The post immediately drew attention from both Chapman To and Namewee. The duo were quick to offer their services and even listed out a summary of their resume.
“What about an assistant from Taiwan?” Chapman wrote. “Male, 50 years old, has over twenty years of driving experience, never falters, has been engaged in the performing arts for almost 30 years and knows the (tasks) of various positions.” The actor also added that he is fluent in Cantonese, English, Mandarin and Taiwanese, is able to form good relationships with people, can cook and has a black belt in karate. “(I don’t want) a salary, (and I’m willing) to bring my own food and get my own transportation for work,” he said.
Namewee on the other hand offered his services from Southeast Asia. “Male, handsome, diligent, studious, hardworking, can (cuss) and speak six languages although (his) Cantonese may be (off),” he listed out. “Has a driver’s licence but often drives and plays with his mobile phone. He has negotiated with government units and has experience in entering and leaving the police station.” Namewee added that if Anthony was interested, all he had to do was drop a private message.
Unfortunately, the duo did not receive a favourable response. Anthony later posted a photo of his ideal assistant, which happened to be Hong Kong actress Luvin Ho (菁瑋). With her long hair, pretty face and delicate features, it became obvious that neither Chapman nor Namewee was who Anthony was looking for. Needless to say, netizens were extremely entertained by the whole situation.
Some admitted that there was no competition between the trio. Others asked if Luvin would need help while being an assistant. Still, a few teased Chapman and Namewee, pointing out that they could see why the duo had been turned down. “Chapman has to wear a skirt to compete,” one netizen joked. Others were quick to try and ‘comfort’ the duo, urging them not to be discouraged by the update.
It’s too bad both Chapman and Namewee were turned down. We’re certain they would have made great assistants with their stellar resumes. Well, hopefully, Anthony manages to find an assistant that fits his criteria. If not, he always has Chapman and Namewee to fall back on!