The adventure of a lifetime ends tonight

Filed in Events, They’re Playing Our Song (2007), Work

Tonight's is the last show. I'm trying not to think about it. I have to control my emotions until after the play. It's not easy to do but I must do it. It has been an incredible ten weeks. I feel like Goku in Dragon Ball coming out of one of his training sessions. The lessons I've learned, the obstacles I've encountered, the victories we've produced, the friends I've made; it has been the greatest adventure of my life and it's almost over.

I've never considered myself lucky but I've never been so fortunate in all my life as I have been recently. Henry and Sompor are amazing people. Henry's an intelligent, forgiving, understanding and patient director. Sompor is an intelligent natural actress with unlimited potential and a personality to match. We encountered many obstacles during the last ten weeks, some of them extreme, but we came through and we produced a wonderful play.

I chose to do the play rather than take a role in the TVB sitcom series that Brian is now appearing in. I don't regret that decision. The last ten weeks have changed me. I'm a different person now. Life looks different now. I can stand tall and be very proud of what Henry, Sompor and I have done together. The only unfortunate thing about the play is that so many people have missed seeing it.

I've made some great friends; Henry, Sompor, Eli, Kin Kin, Charles and others. These are all incredible people with great talent and I feel so proud and privileged to know them.

There will be celebrations and crying after the show tonight.

My parents are here. I've lived and worked here in Hong Kong for twenty years and my parents have never seen my work. This year will be my 20th anniversary in Hong Kong, and I thought it fitting that my parents should see my accomplishment so I flew them over from Australia. It was serendipitous and fortuitous that the play is in English because my parents will be able to enjoy the play all the more. They will be in the audience tonight, watching our final performance.

What comes next? Henry has his company to run and probably another stage project in mind. Sompor has her Master Degree papers to write and a vacation in Europe to look forward to.

But what's next for me? I have no idea but my instincts tell me something great is afoot, something different to what I have been doing for the last twenty years, a new direction, the beginning of a new road to explore and enjoy. In the immediate future, I will spend time with my parents and my wife, and I will need to rest my voice. There will be no singing and minimum talking for the next two weeks. My voice is important to me, possibly one of my most treasured possessions, and being careless with it would be a crime. After the rest, we'll see what happens next. I may return to L.A. to study more with Peisha. I may have a new role at TVB. I may be filming somewhere else. I may even go to acting school again. I'm not sure yet. I'll take it one step at a time.

Life is truly a great adventure if you're willing to take the risk and go where your heart leads you.