Although we all know how a birthday celebration should go, there may be some traditions which some follow while others don’t. And that can easily cause confusion. Take what happened between TVB host Eric Tsang (曾志伟) and Malaysian model Lebara (黎峇菈) for instance.
The well-known figure had recently been spotted at Lebara’s birthday party, celebrating with others. However, shortly after Lebara blew out her candles, Eric was spotted kissing the 26-year-old. Needless to say, the kiss quickly became a hot topic!
Lebara herself uploaded the incident to her socials on 30th September. The short video showed Lebara celebrating her birthday with a group of others. However, among all the well-dressed guests, one stood out. Not only did his attire did not match the others, he was notably recognised as TVB artist and host, Eric Tsang!
Eric was seemingly enjoying the celebrations. But midway through it, he walked over to Lebara’s side to blow out her candles with her. Then, he unexpectedly leaned over to press a kiss to her cheek. However, Lebara moved and the kiss was pressed close to the side of her lips instead.
The model was not shaken by the unexpected kiss. In fact, she was apparently pleased that Eric had attended her small party. “This year, some winners (referring to Eric) are blowing (out) candles together,” she captioned. “Happy birthday to me. My wish for this year is world peace, no hatred.”
While Lebara saw no harm in the kiss, others were concerned. As such, yesterday (2nd October), the media took the opportunity to ask Eric about it. The host blatantly claimed he did not know Lebara as he was actually invited to the party by a friend.
Eric also stressed that the kiss hadn’t meant anything. According to him, it was simply a customary birthday kiss. The host added that they did not apologize to each other for the kiss, nor would they be ‘avoiding suspicion’ in the future. “People who (feel guilty) will do so, but I personally don’t (feel that way),” he told the media.
The 26-year-old model is supposedly related to Lawrence Yu (余锦基), a wealthy Hong Kong businessman. Lebara also allegedly attends plenty of dinner and yacht parties as a young socialite. Although the kiss with Eric blew up, the model has not openly commented on the issue.
Watch the video here: