The Other Side of Weng Meiling
[Interview with Yawng Neiwen]
When the news of the sudden death of Weng Meiling shocked the entire Wutai Mountains, no one believed or wanted to see the news was true. How could the beautiful and optimistic Weng Mei-ling seek death? Her career was going strong, she had a steady boyfriend, and she had both career and love. However, an interview at the production centre with Weng Meiling gave me a real insight into another side of her.
"Everyone thinks I should be content and happy, right? But if I tell you that I have nothing at all, that I have achieved nothing. Would you believe me?"
The look on Weng Meilings face was genuine, not her usual smiling face, but a look of bewilderment and a sad face. I could only chin my head, it had happened so suddenly and I couldn't think of the right words to say to comfort her.
"I've been so depressed lately, I feel like I'm not what I used to be. I really regret that I wasted too much time at the mahjong table. It's a thrill to win!"
"You can talk to your friends if you have something on your mind, and you will feel better if you talk about it!
"Hmph! My friends around me can't help me at all!"
"Not even Kent?"
"Not even Kent!" This time, she said in a very positive tone. She is tired of people talking about her and Kent's relationship.
"Who can predict what will happen in the future? Sometimes I don't even know how I feel about Kent!"
What she hates the most is the right and wrong in this circle.
"In the past, I didn't guard against people, but now I can't help it. I've been hurt and I know how to protect myself!"
When it comes to her career, her eyes light up again and she discusses her "8-5 plan" with me.
"Career is number one, number two and number three."
"What about love?"
She only gave me a distant smile, not a positive answer.
"Don't worry! I've always been like that, sometimes I'm very complicated and pessimistic but I'll be fine after a while."