Race against time

Hi guys! I told you that i’m tryin to keep up my blog. I’m so busy these days. Where can I buy time?! I think I need to hire a personal assistant. Today I went to the meeting at 15.00 in Amsterdam with my mentor. We had a good talk about my short film and exchanged some ideas and he asked me questions to make clear how to film this story. He gave me some good advices. Then I left his office and went to the second meeting at 17.30 – NFTA meeting with production team. Btw. Altough the office is clean white, but there was an eye-catching red lounge chair in his office, it looked very comfortable, stylish and artistic. Then I walked for 10 minutes and had a snack and went right away to the next meeting location at ‘Waterlooplein’.

I need to say that the meeting with the production team is quite productive, it was totally different from the first meeting I had. The first was more the artistic sense etc. and the second is more realistic planning. We talked about the storyline, scenes, every detail, but mainly the production process, financial aspects and everything around. It is a tight schedule, if we had more time it would made a big difference, and I will stress less. That means a + for the quality of the final product. But I’m a fighter, and I’m going for the A+, and my team will!

Phew, I feel lucky that my browser didn’t crash! cuz that would be said . .

Facebook: I have been non-active for 4 days now . . It cost me time to follow all that stuff. Although I like te share.

Sooner or later I’ll be posting another blog, but personal happenings the last days (Caught by Police) So stay tuned!

Just to give you a glance at my (short time) to do list:


  1. Mail update to mentor
  2. Work out script 3rd version before sunday
  3. Synopsis 3rd version
  4. Screenplay
  5. Set up casting profile
  6. Casting
  7. Look for suitable locations
  8. Transport / Cathering
  9. Meet up with crew (cameraman, light, sound, editor)
  10. Reply mails


  1. Order carport
  2. Pay road tax (bleeeh)
  3. Editing short video project (must be done friday)  Cost me approx. 2 hours 🙁
  4. Saturday noon short video project
  5. Write intro announcement for performance and select the music.
  6. Saturday noon Final Kungfu Performance Rehearsal
  7. Saturday eve Kungfu performance at Hilversum
  8. Contact University for missing marks
  9. A lot of mailssss

Ps. I’m looking for actors/actresses! interested? Don’t hesitate, E-mail me now! [email protected]

Pss. Don’t think that I have plenty of time, i’m already running out of time. I’m writing this for you at late night!

New batch of Bumblebees expected!

My Bumblebee a.k.a. Yellow Saloussi Cichlides (tropical fish) is pregnant again! It is the 2nd breed now 😀 yeah! I spotted Bumblebee with a mouth full of eggs, the Malawi Cichlides keeps their eggs in the mouth and won’t eat for few weeks, After a month the babies are ready to come out the mouth of the mother and swim freely!
So its fishing time! I’m going to transfer Bumblebee to my Biube fishtank, otherwise the breed would be eaten by other sea monsters!

Check out my video of the previous breed!

Introductory meeting Binger FilmLAB

18.00 – Introductory meeting at the Binger FilmLAB Amsterdam

Before the meeting, I prepared some questions and read the film projects once again.

I took the car because of bad experiences with the public transport. The weather was bright and the sun was shining. I opened up my sunroof and did really enjoyed it. When I arrived in Amsterdam I almost took the wrong road into the dark subway. My car navigation says 5 minutes left to destination. Then again I was confused which road I should take because of the split way and the navigation didn’t helped, it was 17.45. So unluckily I got into the wrong side and took the long subway heading north side of Amsterdam. I drove like 10 minutes and then find my way back. When I arrived at destination I was a bit surprised that it was right in the centre of Amsterdam, I could have taken the train. So I parked my car in the underground parking lot. I was like 😮 5 euro’s per hour?

Then I walked in the street, it is a very long main street. With one hand the address note and other hand my cell phone looking here and there. Next to me were 3 girls chatting, enjoying from the sun, then they asked whether they could help me. They were so helpful. I think the sunny weather makes people happy or at least sends out positive energy. When I entered the Binger FilmLAB I took the stairway to the 2nd level instead of the elevator, more people should do this. You know, daily exercises is the best way to keep fit rather than a diet or trying all kinds of rare methods. I have heard of products like Herbal Life, a liquid diet which you take instead of breakfast or lunch, even electronic machines using beames, vibrating and heat to loose weight and fat. It says so, but ya why not trying to be more active in your daily living. Plus it is free of charge 😀

My first impression of the Filmlab, it is well secured. I noticed that the entries are locked. I called my contact person and she opened the door for me and after an introducing round we talked about the stories and the background. In the meeting room there were the other 2 participants, people from the production company, filmmakers/directors and the festival director. One of the filmmaker was Yan Ting Yeung, from Hong kong, she brought a box of  ‘Sweatheart cake’, a traditional Chinese pastry with flaky and thin skin made with winter melon, almond paste, sesame and pork lard, spiced with five spice powder. Although these were far from the Sweatheart cakes in Hong Kong – Yuen Long district, I definitely enjoyed!

Later we divided in groups and actually started the film project. The DEADLINE is 14th of May. Then everything have to be completed, filming and editing. The film will be shown in the Ketelhuis in Amseterdam and other cities depending on the tour. Now I need to make the planning and finish the storyline + script this week, wait a minute, I need to sign the contract! So, enough to keep me busy right 😉

It was around 20.00 when I left the building, I went to the parking lot and wondering how much I need to pay for the ride out. 12 euro’s, tadaa! Suppose to be normal in Amsterdam 😉  On the way back I stopped next to a Police motor, I think he was busy chatting with a girl so I drove further. Then he drove by and ask me whether if I had something to ask. Then I repeated; ‘Yeah, I need to go to Westerpark, but my navigation is not working’ :p  Trying to make good use of the government service which I paid for. (received a speeding ticket recently :P) So he escorted me to the right direction and I put on the music and drove behind the Police motorbike. I ordered some Chinese food rice with vegetables along with crispy chicken wings and then came home and had my diner with my hungry sister.


Congratulations was the message, Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaah 😀

I didn’t noticed by myself but it was Xin who let me know that I’ve been selected. I checked the website of Cinemasia and yesh, it confirmed. My heartbeat increased immediately. I was so excited, that I couldn’t  think clear for a couple of hours, I felt the nerves even more than before a performance. The feeling was like a butterfly in your stomach.

My friends were excited for the announcement too, they asked me several times if I have heard from them or not. But I thought just let it be, don’t want to stress for it. So didn’t checked my mail continuously. The happiness came from inside out. I was smiling even when I slept 😀

I need to launch the website for aCreations as soon as possible. But .com & .nl is already occupied 🙁  So we need to find another alternative. We’ve put a Poll online see: http://www.vizu.com/vot/Entertainment/acreations/poll-vote.html?n=206842&cId=0

Tomorrow I have the introduction in Amsterdam, exciting!

A very normal but sunny saturday noon turns out to a very special day

A very normal but sunny saturday noon turns out to a very special day

After the Chinese school I went to ‘Wok to Go’ to visit Esther and have a brunch with Mandy and Yalen. But after half an hour Yalen still didn’t arrived. We couldn’t stand the hunger any longer so we decided to have a brunch at the Subway. I ordered a Chicken Teriyaki sandwich for the first time and it was tasty! Then Yalen arrived and he ordered a sandwich and shared with me because I was still hungry (so nice). After a bite I spit out the sandwich with the pepper! It is that spicy! Or I’m not a good spicy eater . . We had a good laugh and walked by the ‘Australian’, the ice-cream parlor. So we decided to buy ice-cream. It was a sunny midday and crowded in the ice-cream parlor. I ordered Straciatella and Cocos flavor, then the cashier forgot whether she gave the change or not, and I confirmed she did. While eating my ice-cream I was wondering how she could forget it and then Yalen said: ‘Why not, last time I received 10 euro’s of double change. ‘ Unluckily a girl next to me was the victim. I spit out the ice-cream right in her face, I couldn’t stop laughing on the ground and she was speechless and especially the cashier was like 😮 Yalen was laughing loudly with his mouth full of ice. So I apologized and we got away from the situation and we had our time. I felt really sorry for the girl but we really couldn’t stop laughing at all.

Then we arrived at the Wushu Team Utrecht gym court. Because of the sunny weather, they were training outside at the playground. Then I received a phone call that I have made to the finals with my synopsis for the entries of Cinemasia Filmlab Film Festival Contest and that they were expecting me at the interview in Amsterdam right now. But I didn’t check my mail the day before so I wasn’t aware of it. I was a bit surprised and so we get in the car but in front of us they were practicing Kung Fu, so we drove slowly forward and we got help from Ken and it was like parting a sea of people so that we could move out and we rushed home for the interview via Skype video-call. Of course I was quite happy and a bit nervous because I didn’t prepared for the interview. But I just told what I thought and hopefully they understood me.

Alex Cheung’s Official Website launched!

Yesh! Here it is, my new website. I ordered the website package yesterday and it is online the day after. Wow, isn’t it amazing! Ofcourse this couldn’t without the help of Xin, a good friend of mine, [applause].  I’m adding new contents to complete this website so it will be a busy weekend for me =)

I have to go to class tomorrow morning and then the Kungfu Club, so I’m going to get some rest right now. See ya!