电视迷热情溶化了我(阿翁亲笔文章)
The warmth of my TV fans had melted me:

Screen Idol" magazine issue#4, published on 8th March, 1984

真不敢相信,我居然也组织起影迷会来。我这平凡无奇的女孩.实在难以明白怎么会有人"
迷"。 说真的,我一向做梦也不敢想像搞什么影迷会,一来是当之有愧,二来是怕被人
误会"招摇"。

I cannot believe I actually have to organize my fans club. Such a mundane
girl like me, it is difficult to understand how someone can become my fans.
Honestly, I dare not dream to set up a fans club, as I don't deserve it,
and secondly the fear of being misunderstood as being too "arrogant/swagger."

一个初出茅庐的丫头,学什么人家做偶像啊?不过,喜欢我的小妹妹们的确太热情了。
她们可以在电视台门口苦候半天,等的不过是见一见你,请你给她们签一签名。他们
又有心思把杂志上你的所有照片通通剪下来,隆而重之地用相簿整整齐齐的贴好,
简直就是你的一本私人纪录!她们还可以午夜待你收工回家,然后摇个电话给你,
你当晚的电视剧演得很好。

Being a fledgling actress, how can I be an idol like others?
However, fans are really too warm like my little sister. They can wait for half
a day outside the door of television station, for the pleasure of seeing just a
glimpse of myself and a chance to sign an autograph.
They have thoughtfully cut down all my photos from all the magazines, neatly
affixed them carefully in an album, this is simply my personal own record!
They also call me up late at midnight , telling how very well I have done in
that evening's drama .

这一年来,与这些朋友不断的通信、见面、电话聊天,感情也就这样种下了。渐渐,我不再
当他们是我的影迷,而把他们看成一群认识我欣赏我的新朋友。最后,我还是被他们的热情
感动了,点头同意组织影迷会。只是,我始终不希望他们把看成什么偶像,我只愿意做他们
的好明友,每年搞几个活动聚一聚,欢乐一下就够了。对于跟无线签约五年之事,不少朋友
都表示吃惊,大叫有无搞错。不错,五年时间确是段不短的日子,我也曾作出个慎重的考虑。

Within this whole year, continue communicating with these fans, meet ups, phone chats,
the mutual feeling grows. Gradually, I stopped treating them as my fans,
and see them as a group of my new friends who know and appreciate me. Finally, I was
impressed by their enthusiasm, and agreed to set up a fan club. But, I still do
not want them to see me as an idol, I just want to be their friends too, get together
every year to engage in several activities, having some fun together is sufficient.
Regarding the five-year contract with TVB, many of my friends have expressed surprise,
shouting "Are you kidding?" Yes, five years is really not a short period and I have
made a careful consideration.

既然公司开给我的条件不错,而且又是公司主动提出的,要我拒绝总有点为难。于是也就毅然动笔,
安心再留在视圈经历另外一个多姿多采的五年。其实,我盼望拍电影盼了好久,而亦有不少片商
斟我拍戏,只是全都被公司拒绝了。当然,这是出于好意,其一公司担心档期有冲突,
其二公司要严格选择剧本,为恐有损形象。我也同意这出发点,所以也一直在乖乖的等待哩。

Since the terms of the company's offer is not bad, and it is also the company's
initiative, I find it a bit difficult to refuse. Therefore, I have decided to accept it,
for the peace of mind to stay in a colorful career through another five years. In
fact, I am looking forward to be in movies for a long time. There
are also many film-makers contacted me regarding filming, but were all rejected by
the company(TVB). Of course, this is well-intentioned. The company is concerned there
could be schedule conflicts, and the selection of the movie script for fear of
tarnishing my image. I agree to the company's point of view, so I had been patiently
waiting for a long time.

Reference: http://www.barbarayung.net/pencraft/list07.html

Additional information:

There was a mention that the article appeared on "Screen Idol" magazine issue#4, published on 8th March, 1984". I couldn't locate the exact front cover of that issue, but there are front covers of some issues for your reference, all with Barbara on them.

 Screen Idol Magazine

This article was probably published by request of the the magazine. These requested articles, if published, the author will be paid some amount of money according to the total number of Chinese characters. That's why you would often see column of "square cells" on paper on which the draft of these articles were written, so the words can easily be counted. Barbara only wrote a total of less than ten articles so she was certainly not a keen writer.

Did Barbara have a fan club?

In march 1984, Barbara went on a show trip to Singapore and Thailand. When she was back, it was reported that she attended a meeting of with her fans from the fan club. This is the first proof that the fans club exists in 1984.

The picture below was taken at the inauguration ceremony of her fan club.

Fan Club Inauguration

On 9th February 2006 in Hong Kong,"Yung Mei Ling's fans club was regrouped 22 years after her death".

fan club

(Thanks to eblc2006 for the translation and for providing the additional information.)

 

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