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Tony Obsessed



Joined: 18 Jul 2008
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Location: Cornwall, England

PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:36 am    Post subject: Tony's Nicknames

Could anyone tell me where Tony gets the nickname Wai Jai from? I read it on this site and don't know why this would be one of his nicknames. It's even included in the address of his official website http://www.wai-jai.info/ Does it by any chance come from the Chiu Wai part of his name? Or does it mean something in Cantonese? Also I hear that Tony's given the nickname Short Tony by people in Hong Kong to distinguish him from Tony Leung Ka Fai (nicknamed Big Tony). The thing that confuses me is why give them these nicknames when Tony Leung Ka Fai is only a quarter of an inch taller than Tony Leung Chiu Wai? (According to the IMDB Tony Leung Chiu Wai is 5'7 and a half and Tony Leung Ka Fai is 5'7 and three quarters.)
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Info



Joined: 27 Jan 2003
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Location: Hong Kong

PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:35 am    Post subject:

Wai Jai comes from Chiu Wai's "Wai". It is common to call young man "Jai" in Cantonese, which means son. Basically, "Wai Jai" means young Wai.

People in Hong Kong seldom differentiate the two Tonys with "Short Tony" and "Big Tony". In fact, we normally call our Tony "Wai Jai", (or "Chiu Wai" nowadays as he is no longer young Razz), and the other Tony "Kar Fai". It's mainly the westerners who differentiate the two Tonys as "Big Tony" and "Small Tony", as Kar Fai is older than Chiu Wai.
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Tony Obsessed



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Location: Cornwall, England

PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:49 am    Post subject:

Info wrote:
he is no longer young Razz

Thanks for the explanation, Info. I know Tony's 46 now, but he certainly looks 10 years younger! Very Happy
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Tony Grrl



Joined: 25 Feb 2003
Posts: 1431
Location: Scotland UK

PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:26 pm    Post subject:

He certainly does look very good for his age...hah he's only 46 Laughing Come on ladies, he's not an old man yet!
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Frances Chan



Joined: 17 Dec 2010
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Location: Vietnam

PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 8:38 pm    Post subject:

WAI-JAI is a very common way to call him in Cantonese, but I prefer "TONY" Very Happy. Sounds sweet!!!!! In Love

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he is no longer young
Although Tony's getting old every day but to me, Tony's still the same Tony as the first time I knew him. I can't help respecting him more and more everyday passing. Tony's REAL! Still the best man in my heart because of both strengths and weaknesses that he never denies. Very Happy
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Safran



Joined: 22 Mar 2006
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Location: Austria

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 4:54 am    Post subject:

Hello frances !

Nice to see you Vietnamese fellow fan - posting here in Forum Smile Welcome !
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Zeefje



Joined: 03 Jul 2011
Posts: 98
Location: The Netherlands

PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 8:13 am    Post subject:

And hello,Safran, long time no see....how was Udine?


Xxx Zeefje.....
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Safran



Joined: 22 Mar 2006
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 2:27 am    Post subject:

Hi Josť -

Glad to see you again Smile
Thank you, Udine FEFF was a demanding.....nevertheless most joyful experience agian.....Smile)))
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