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# RE: Guestbook 2020Mysterious Z 2020-02-14 15:23
Hi Rob,
I finally read almost all your articles on this web.
Just want to tell you thank you for this website and all your time and effort. You have a really good memory and a careful (maybe romantic) heart. Thank you for letting these stories and memories live on.

Best wishes and take care, I guess you already know who I am.
Dank je wel.

Yours sincerely,
Mysterious Z
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# RE: Guestbook 2020Rob 2020-02-14 17:22
Thank you Z. Looking forward to reading your stories.
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# Memory foreverBilly 2020-02-27 12:11
Dear Rob,
I am a movie fan of Barbara from China and I am very glad you had enjoyed your wonderful memory for all the fans. Those memory just like happened yesterday. I believe she did not want to be such kind of life which made her suffering during 1982-1985 according to your story. We both wish she would be happy and joyful in heaven,don't we?
yours sincerely,
Billy, a friend from distant EAST
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# RE: Memory foreverRob 2020-02-27 15:40
Hello Billy, I am sure that wherever she is, she be pleasantly surprised and happy that she is still loved by so many people.
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# 谢谢谢谢你 2020-04-29 09:05
谢谢你Rob,谢谢你让我们看到了一个真实、快乐的蓉儿。
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# RE: Guestbook 2020Natalie 2020-02-29 02:53
Barbara, I miss you forever, you are the angel in the heaven, you are the angel in the heaven, love !
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# RE: Guestbook 2020Lingling 2020-02-29 12:48
Heel toevallig kom ik op deze website. Wat mis ik haar erg.... Had toen nog over haar gedroomd. Dank voor het delen van de foto's!
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# RE: Guestbook 2020Rob 2020-02-29 20:55
Hoi Lingling, dank je, het gebeurt niet vaak een bedankje in het Nederlands, wel leuk.
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# RE: Guestbook 2020Gus 2020-04-08 22:02
Great to see the website has been unrestricted again plus more! Can't thank you enough for such hard work to preserve her memory as well as sharing her every precious moment, so thank you again!
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# RE: Guestbook 2020Rob 2020-04-09 07:17
Hello Gus, thank you, unfortunately the last year there is little new information published about Barbara's life, so this website will not change much anymore.
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# MsJackie 2020-04-18 10:34
I was 10 years old when I learn her death news, I still remembered the whole Hong Kong was in shock!

She was my favourite tv star at that time. Thank you for making this nice website for memories. Her life was beautiful!
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# Thank youJosh 2020-04-20 04:17
Thanks for creating this website. I really liked her on TV growing up and I just learned so much more about Barbara, including her connections to the UK and NL. Thank you for sharing all the memories of her and may she rest in peace.
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# RE: Guestbook 2020YH 2020-04-21 00:17
Watched Legend of the Condor Heroes when in middle school. Barbara was the soul of the series. If there were were a perfect girl in the world it would have been her. Dreamed of having a gf like her. I’m sure I wasn’t alone.

Can’t believe it has been almost 40 years and she would have turned 61 in a few weeks. Can’t imagine what she would have been if she’s still alive. In my mind she is forever 24 and still the perfect girl from 37 years ago.

Thank you Rob for creating and maintaining this website.
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# 祝你生日快乐bws 2020-05-07 15:51
蓉儿:今天是你的生日,只想遥祝天国的你生日快乐! 有人说,思念是沉寂下来的情怀,是夜里难以成寐的清醒,是有着慵懒阳光午后的神伤,是独行时的惆怅,是醉饮时的娇嗔,是明日复明日的渴望。而之于你,阿翁,你就是一转身挥袖而去时留下的那缕清香,好淡好纯,缭缭绕绕挥之不去,无需想起,又何从忘怀。
你离开那年我才7岁,从初见伊始,我并不知道,我会放不下你35年,或许更久,直到生命的终结吧。
我一直有着一个小小的愿望,就是可以去一趟英国,可以亲眼看看你的坟墓,可以亲手为你献上一束花……
  
在不远的将来,我坚信我一定会到遥远的英伦来看你,四十年、五十年……,我们这些翁迷们会一如既往地缅怀你、祭奠你,直至生命的终结。夜深了,人静了,对你的思念却久久不能平静,心中的伤痛稍稍有所缓和。人间没了你,思念和伤痛笼罩着我们。天堂没了你,上帝和天使将会哭泣。假如你重返人间,我们的生活将会更精彩!
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# RE: Guestbook 2020Yh 2020-05-07 22:21
写得真好
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# RE: Guestbook 2020RL 2020-05-08 19:37
無意間發現這個網站, 你離開的那年, 我還沒出生. 但是我看見黃蓉的時候就深深地被你打動了. 據説金庸先生對你贊許有嘉, 一眼就相中了你作爲黃蓉的最佳人選. 而你也是在生於70,80 時代的一代人心中唯一認定的黃蓉. 至今沒有任何人比你飾演的黃蓉更深入人心. 35年已去, 相信你已經轉世了. 一切安好.
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# RE: Guestbook 2020Ade 2020-05-17 09:16
许多人说BARBARA对我这代人来说已经太过时了。但每当我想起她的生命时,我都感到很难过,同时也会疑惑,为什么这样一个值得拥有幸福的人,会这样悲伤绝望地结束她的一生。没什么别的想说的了,我对BARBARA的祝愿和Rob一样,希望她现在不管在哪,都找到了属于自己的幸福 。

Many people say Barbara is too old-fashioned for my generation. But I feel sad every time I think about her life, wondering why someone who deserved a happy life ended up in such sadness and hopelessness. Nothing else to say, I hold the same wish for her as Rob, I hope wherever she is now she has owned her own happiness. :sigh:

also thanks to Rob, this is really a great website even for non-Barbara-fans like me.
也谢谢Rob :-)
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# RE: Guestbook 2020Rob 2020-05-17 12:26
Thank you, Adeline :-)
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# RE: Guestbook 2020Miguel García 2020-05-29 23:09
Thank you very much for putting this website on again, is a wonderful site to keep Barbara´s legacy alive
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# Thank you for your great effort in archiving Barbara's life for her fans, and thank you for sharing your storiesJade 2020-06-27 05:29
Your stories made me relieved-Barbara was once well loved, cared and appreciated by a man. I used to be heartbroken when I imagined how sad she must've felt when her love for someone went unappreciated-I also came through that. In that bad relationship uncertainty and insecurity used to drive me crazy. I used to think I was probably the most jealous person in the world and I must've had problems. Then I came out of that relationship and met my now husband. He treats me with respect, care and love. He's helped me find myself-now I'm confident, happy and successful.
Barbara's been my favourite star. I told my husband about her when we first met and hoped he could watch LOTCH with me since she was a part of my life. Since he is an westerner and it was hard to find Eng sub (didn't think to look for DVD-silly me), we didn't get to watch til this year (15 years later)! My hubby now understands why I like Barbara so much, and said she was "cute, interesting and adorable"! I was so happy!
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# RE: Thank you for your great effort in archiving Barbara's life for her fans, and thank you for sharing your storiesRob 2020-06-29 06:22
Hello Jade,
It is nice to read that Barbara in a little way contributed to your happiness. She would have been pleased about this.
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# RE: Thank you for your great effort in archiving Barbara's life for her fans, and thank you for sharing your storiesJade 2020-06-29 06:50
She brought us so much happiness! I feel so lucky that my childhood was filled with her accompaniment. I miss her so much. Thanks for keeping her alive!
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# RE: Thank you for your great effort in archiving Barbara's life for her fans, and thank you for sharing your storiesJade 2020-08-31 10:30
Hi Rob,

I was listening to this podcast by RTHK and accidentally found two episodes that mentioned Barbara, one is the host 程乃根interviewed Felix Wong, and the other was the host 程乃根was interviewed by the producer of the program. The episode with Felix Wong even played Barbara’s favourite song 誰可改變. The content was so touching and I am sure fans would love to listen to them so I am posting links to the two episodes below. I listened to all the episodes of this program and got a much deeper understanding of that period, e.g. actress’s image was extremely important by TVB. Links:程乃根is a senior, reputable and much respected figure in the TV industry in Hong Kong.
Felix Wong: https://podcasts.rthk.hk/podcast/item.php?pid=486&eid=61944&year=2015&list=1&lang=en-US

Host 程乃根(last few minutes): https://podcasts.rthk.hk/podcast/item.php?pid=486&eid=91624&year=2017&list=1&lang=en-US
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# RE: Thank you for your great effort in archiving Barbara's life for her fans, and thank you for sharing your storiesRob 2020-09-01 14:02
Hello Jade, thank you for letting me know, I am going to try to get those podcasts on this website.
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# RE: Thank you for your great effort in archiving Barbara's life for her fans, and thank you for sharing your storiesJade 2020-09-01 21:59
Hi Rob,

That sounds awesome!

Felix Wong’s episode starts at 6’40”, the host’s episode at 40’35”.
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# RE: Guestbook 2020Tina 2020-06-28 17:06
Songs to Rob,

How much of the past is hard to remember,
How many grudges have gone with the wind,
Obsessed with both worlds
Heaven and earth may meet again?

I can't forget this evening or your face as you were leaving
But I guess that's just the way the story goes,
You always smile, but in your eyes,
Your sorrow shows..............


When I think of all my sorrow
When I had you there but then I let you go
And now it's only fair that I should let you know
What you should know,
I can't live, living is without you...............

Let everything go with the wind...................
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# RE: Guestbook 2020Rob 2020-06-29 06:23
Thank you Tina
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# thanks for sharingYan. 2020-07-12 15:35
Thank you for remembering her, I will miss her forever
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# RE: Guestbook 2020渾沌 2020-07-14 16:54
嘗聞道:演黃蓉者,以翁美玲為天下第一,世間無出其右。今日觀《鐵血丹心》於汝帖網,到黃蓉出場,卒之明白此說之所由。
的而且確,翁美玲版黃蓉係最好睇嘅黃蓉。

Roy Batty曰:「I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.」

人生如夢,幻象萬千。當年辭世,至今三十五年矣。
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# Remember foreverxiao zhou 2020-08-04 02:34
记得孩童时每到暑假一定会坐在电视旁观看83版射雕,里面的黄蓉当时觉得好漂亮又机灵,心里真的很崇拜!现在,暑期带着十岁的儿子重新观赏83版射雕依然感觉经典,无出其右者,我相信经典之作永远也不会过时,里面的蓉儿也永远不会被遗忘!最后祝愿阿翁不管在天堂还是转世都一切安好,找到属于自己的幸福!
Rob, Thank you for your great effort in archiving Barbara's life for her fans
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# 想到翁美玲,我心碎zhangqin 2020-08-04 11:45
每年都会看一遍射雕英雄传,每次看到黄蓉的时候,想到翁美玲都会泪如雨下,1985年5月14日那天,翁美玲发生了什么事??我真的很想知道那天翁美玲发生了什么事?
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# 很想你loveyou 2020-08-08 07:36
我非常非常想念你,翁美玲,今年我继续欣赏你的蓉儿。
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# writerGulf 2020-08-13 01:35
MISS Huang Rong, miss the passing of the days with her
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# RE: Guestbook 2020Elle 2020-08-23 23:56
Hi Rob,

I RARELY, RARELY ever post anywhere on the forums or comment on social media. So this is not just another message from a random internet surfer. I am also not the type of person who will have a list of my favorite in any categories. I feel like there are lots of interesting varieties in anything so it would be hard to pick a favorite.
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# RE: Guestbook 2020Elle 2020-08-23 23:58
2. These couple of months I just watched The Legend of Condor Heros twice again. It is true I can’t stand watching any other versions of it. The actors are unprecedented in the 1983 version and no one else can ever compete for surpass. As all the memory of the 1980s and 1990s Hong Kong TVs and films resurge and how legendary the Hong Kong entertainment industry used to be, I really asked myself and have to admit there is really no film/TV before or ever after that will impact me as much as this one just like many other Chinese, even with all the Hollywood entertainment I have watched. The memory and impact have etched too deeply.
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# RE: Guestbook 2020Elle 2020-08-23 23:59
3. I was just around 10 and came back to my home town, I heard my cousins talking about watching The Condor Heros that night. They didn’t try to sell me anything, maybe they were even irritated that I am ignorant and haven’t heard of the TV episode. But somehow from their tone I sensed something unusual. When I watched the show I was instantly addicted. The show, the music is so extraordinary and it is like no other I have ever seen. I heard the actress has already committed suicide 2-3 years ago and her boyfriend Ken was a bad guy. So like everyone else we all blamed him for everything. This of course added more mystery to this show.
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# RE: Guestbook 2020Elle 2020-08-24 00:01
I must say you are the key person in uncovering the root cause reason of her suicide, which would otherwise probably be buried forever. As the family and close relatives are not here to tell everything, no one else knows her prior serial suicidal attempts. Yes she has psychological issues left over from the childhood experience and needed help but not many people in that generations know this well like nowadays. That is the real reason made her committing suicide with her deep insecurities. It will happen to another boyfriend if she dated someone else not Ken at that time.
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# RE: Guestbook 2020Elle 2020-08-24 00:01
5. Or it would be you if her suicide was successful then. It is not about the boyfriends, careers or anyone else. A healthy strong person will be able to handle complicated situations and sustain. But she can’t…she is extremely fragile. The breakup with Ken and the work pressure are just triggers. Even she gets a commitment and gets married, something else could trigger it as long as the deep down issues are not resolved.

I personally think she has moved on with her life. There are great memories and maybe even heartbroken feelings, but it is a big life stage change to transform into a famous actress and a household name, which could also help her shift and make the memories fade or possibly feelings change.
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# RE: Guestbook 2020Elle 2020-08-24 00:02
6. I heard her mom wanted her to go back to Hong Kong so that it will help her completely forget about you. She also hoped to use a new environment in order to help heal her broken heart and start forgetting. A new environment can be absolutely disruptive in achieving such effect. The old days are fond and maybe even have left deep marks in heart, but going back is probably no longer a reality or even feasible. Her circle has changed and probably so does her mentality.
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# RE: Guestbook 2020Elle 2020-08-24 00:03
7. There is a common western saying to describe such a status quo:”I love XXX; but I am no longer in love with him/her”. It is also the same status quo you have as you started your new life in Holland. You are in love with your family but you certainly still love Babara, which is why you are making this website and engaging with the readers. But it is another level of love and doesn’t reflect the reality or real life. It is higher than that. No one knows for sure what “Darling, I love you” means. It might not even refer to any particular person but a general reference.
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# RE: Guestbook 2020Elle 2020-08-24 00:04
8. Lastly thank you for everything that you are doing for Babara. I am happy there is such a channel for fans to be able to continue memorizing her and get to know more about her. Four years ago I almost wanted to move to Holland but eventually I ended up going for Sweden. Now I am still hoping to accomplish my Europe dream. The near future plan is to be back and forth between US and Europe. Wish me luck and same to you ~
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# RE: Guestbook 2020Rob 2020-08-24 09:56
Hello Elle, thank you for taking the time to write your comments and thoughts. I hope you will accomplish your dream and wishing you good luck
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# RE: Guestbook 2020Sam Lau 2020-12-22 08:35
Thanks, Rob for sharing these stories of the early life of Barbara. I was a fan of her when I was 5 and is always intriguing to lose such a beautiful soul this early

With your side of story, it brings me closer to the REAL Barbara (Rather than what mainstream media portrayed her), it makes me feels I understand her more, who she was and what she was thinking. To be is still a beautiful story as I think she spent the happiest time with you in the college, Histon and London when you both still try to make it work to see each other despite the situation at the time. I am looking forward to hearing more stories if there are more updates and wish and your family good health and happiness during these times. All the best, Sam
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# RE: Guestbook 2020Rob 2020-12-22 10:43
Thank you Sam that you took the effort and time to read all my stories and adding your comments.
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# RE: Guestbook 2020Steven 2021-05-07 00:38
Rob, We both are the husbands of someone. I would imagine it will take a lot to dedicate a memorial to his ex-lover. I believe you don't do it for your own good but to those ordinary people like myself, who cherish Barbara, to give us another view of her life. For such, I appreciate your effort and understanding of your family. 36 years have passed, from a teenager transforms into a father. Her departure is still painful.

On the eve of Barbara's 63rd birthday.
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