Thursday, April 17, 2008

The ball is round!

伍晃榮 passed away yesterday. It's a tragic news to HK. Mr. Ng was a symbolic figure in the HK starting in the 1980's. I was a kindergarten student when I was first exposed to the unique commentary style of Ng, and he became my idol ever since. He further perfected his offbeat style as a sports commentator/anchor in the 90's where he would often cite the saying "the ball is round."

When Real Madrid came to HK, he had a memorable show sharing the commentary duty with Lam Sheung Yee, another offbeat and popular commentator. That was a historic moment.

If anybody who would represent HK, it would be 伍晃榮, for he truly defines the hard work that HK people contributed starting in the 80's. We grew up with him, and we witnessed the changes of different eras with him. He would get my vote to be one of the Olympic torch runner instead of Donald Tsang (who has recently stepped down) and Leung Chun Ying.

We miss you, 伍晃榮! Let's reminisce with these clips:-


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