My letter to The Straits Times’ Life Section on the above matter is published today, Saturday 18th October 2014.
With the growing importance of women taking on a bigger role in society, I am glad that three-time Best Actress Huang Biren is returning to Chinese TV dramas.
She will play a dedicated wife in the new MediaCorp drama series, 3 wishes (Huang returns to TV, Life , Oct 15).
As rightly pointed out by executive producer, Molby Low, “Women are usually the ones who hold the families together.”
Huang is indeed a devoted mother.
I have seen her taking good care of her children in the Catholic Church I worship. When we face challenges in life, we are able to better identify with the situation, as was the case with Huang, who had to cope with surgery to remove a 10 cm cyst in one of her kidneys in April last year.
I have every confidence that the actress will be able to give a shining performance as the mother who, despite facing many challenges, remains dedicated to her family.
It is a show that I am sure many of her die-hard fans will look forward to.
Raymond Anthony Fernando