Source: Mingpao Weekly Issue#2271, TVBChannel
Translated by: aZnangel @ http://asianuniverse.net/forums/
Dating Katy Kung is like rowing a boat, Patrick Tang hopes they'll have a future
Patrick Tang was hand-picked and appreciated by TVB former general manager Stephen Chan. However, this has also become the target of public criticism. Under the press' pen, most of the reports were negative. In fact, he didn't completely rely on Stephen and has put in a lot of effort in himself. Looking at his performance in the musical Waiting For the Match (獨坐婚姻介紹所), talent can be seen in Patrick. On stage, he had an effortless performance and many people on Weibo praised him. Just a few words by others, it could have not been expected that he saved them all up and even took his collection out to show us. He said, if one day, he has doubts on his own abilities, then he will take them out to look at. This is a form of encouragement. He has always told himself, no matter what happens, must continuously be thankful and never complain.
Gradually Advance, No Matter What
Regarding to the negative news, Patrick feels extremely helpless and as an artist, he very much has the 'Ah Q' spirit: "Mr. Chan is indeed my 'Pak Lok' (someone who sees talent in a person). He has taught me a lot, but I really cannot control how other people write about me."
In 1996, Patrick particiated in the New Talent Singing Contest and ended in sixth place at the finals. That year, Denise Ho was the winner and he was in last place. However, he was still able to sign a TVB artist contract and got appreciation by producer Siu Wai Hung. He first started with children shows, then travel shows and then in a popular sitcom War of Genders. TVB then changed his regular artist contract to a management contract. Coincidentally as luck has it, Paco Wong helped him release a music album, he then started singing and had a few representive works. He also got himself a girlfriend then. In the film Truth or Dare (六樓后座), his performance was praised by Sandra Ng. At the time, everything went smoothly for him.
Those years, Patrick did not dare to go wrong, and planned his every step. "I am a person who is hard to get along with, but people still attack me after all, making my image turn bad. Of course I was unhappy, I felt so autistic, but I could only tell myself to do better."
In TVB gameshow Foodie 2 Shoes,, Patrick was heavily criticized. Netizens were scolding him and attacking him. In 2008, Hins Cheung asked him to be the guest performer at his HK Coliseum concert: "At the time, I had criticial emotions and lacked self-confidence. I was afraid people would boo me. There was a moment where I really didn't dare to go on stage. I reluctantly walked on stage and results, I wasn't faced with the sounds of boo's, but instead applause from the entire venue. I was extremely thankful." Then no matter what opportunities TVB gave him, even if it's just a few episodes in a series, he would try his best to develop the roles as much as possible. "I never die, I never cry".
The Communication With Her
Patrick's career hasn't had a breakthrough yet, but in his love life, he has exceptionally good luck. The girlfriends come and go, and finally he found himself a girlfriend he really loves. However, he disagreed with what the reporter said: "If there really is good luck in love, then I didn't have to date so many times! Each time I'm with a new girlfriend, the relationship has to start from the beginning and will have to accept new challenges all over again." He dated 'atomic bomb' for 4 years, he was with Selena for 4 years and due to understanding issues, they broke up. "No matter what reason it is, I still did not feel good and unhappy. Breakups causes damage."
He and Katy Kung has been dating for nearly 2 years. 38 year old Patrick hopes to see a future in this relationship. In his heart, he already sees Katy as his girl. "She's a very filial and obedient girl. She's 16 years younger than me, sometimes she may have childish behavior, so I often try to do my best, so she can believe what I say is the truth and I could set a good example for her."
A 22 year old girl often likes to play and party with friends. "We have something in common, that is we both like to be at home." On the surface, Katy may seem easy-going and just listens to her boyfriend, but in some areas, she can be quite mature and can give Patrick good advice. Patrick has a lot of life experiences, "have to be able to get along with a matured 22 year old girl."
The Greatest Encouragement From Her
The area that people praise Katy most about is that she does not look for a wealthy boyfriend. Instead, she looks at the man's ability and his sense of responsibility. Patrick strived for so many years and finally he's able to buy a comfortable home. Each month he has to pay mortgage, support his family and looking around the house, everything he owns is a return for all his hard work. He doesn't rely on his parents, and Katy sees this in him and often says to Patrick: "I just feel your so smart! Baby." Just those simple words is already the greatest encouragement a woman can give a man. This also expresses her most mature side. She knows her blessings and won't ask for more. She won't compare Patrick with other men.
"I definitely will not disappoint her. I hope our relationship won't change. Whatever our future is like, no one can say, but having her support, I am very happy. In fact, a relationship is like rowing a boat. When your tired, its my turn to row and when I'm tired, your turn to row. We're both rowing towards the same place, even if we encounter a heavy storm and the boat flips, we will get back up and keep on going. As our boat doesn't have a motor, we have to row it with our own hands, that proves she is willing to row the boat with me together."