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Two Men

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Just as 50-year-old Hollywood Mission Impossible star, Tom Cruise (inset) splits with his wife,Katie Holmes, another 50-year-old Hong Kong star, Tony Leung was celebrating his birthday.Actress Carina Lau reportedly threw his husband, Tony Leung, a star-studded birthday party at their residence at the Peak in Hong Kong. Some of the stars who were at the party were Jacky Cheung, Kenny Bee, Alex To, Brigitte Lin Ching Hsia and Cecilia Yip. It makes me wonder if Big Tony was there. Big Tony incidentally is Tony Leung Ka-fai, a Hong Kong star who once appeared in a French erotic movie, The Lover. Birthday boy, Tony Leung who is also known as  Leung Chiu-Wai  is Little Tony. Tony who is slated to play Yip Man in The Grandmasters, was born in 1962 and is the younger man. The other Tony was born in 1958. Both men are rather successful.

The Two Tonys... 

A Lady and An Astronaut

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Liu Yang or Liu Yong? Chinese name could be pretty confusing. Can you identify just through the name if Liu Yang or Liu Yong is the fairer sex if you've not before hand, knew that some of the famous Chinese men from different era share the same name, Liu Yong. There was of course, a noble and a warlord, Liu Yong (Xin Dynasty) (劉永),a poet Liu Yong (Song Dynasty) (柳永), an official  Liu Yong (Qing Dynasty) (劉墉), a writer, Liu Yong  (劉墉) and even a badminton player.Liu Yong (刘永). Liu Yang (inset) is different. She who is to be blasted off into space aboard Shenzhou-9 spacecraft in China's ambitious space mission is destined to be China's first female astronaut. I suppose her country would be terribly proud of her. I remember when Malaysian orthopedic surgeon, Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor flew aboard Russia's Soyuz TMA-11 with the Expedition 16 crew on October 10, 2007 and became the first Malaysian to go into space, the country was in a euphoria. An18-page guidebook Guidelines …