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|Natalie Meng, Mr. and Mrs. Manfred Wong and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lau|
|Madame personally welcomes Mr. and Mrs. Albert Yeung|
|The son of the White Dragon King's daughter Pet cheers up his grandmother|
|Next to the White Dragon King's daughter Pet is his eldest grandson (arrow) who returns from the U.S. for the services|
|Wong Jing postpones his film shoot to attend the funreal. He and his wife consoles Madame|
|Mr. and Mrs. Albert Yeung pay their respect|
|Mr. and Mrs. Manfred Wong and Natalie Meng pray faithfully|
|The King of Thailand's portrait arrives|
|The funeral schedule is clearly listed on a banner|
|Timmy Hung send a giant floral arrangement|
courtesy of mingpao.com
Thailand's "White Dragon King" Chow Yam Nam passed away on the 17th. The funeral took place today and his remains will be buried in the family cemetery Yam Nam Hall. To honor the White Dragon King's contributions, the King of Thailand bestowed holy mud a royal representative delivered to the venue and a holy mud ceremony took place. The White Dragon King's remains will be buried with the holy mud.
Earlier Hong Kong artists Andy Lau Tak Wa, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Richie Jen (Yam Yin Chai), Shawn Yue Man Lok, Eric Tsang Chi Wai, Andrew Lau Wai Keung, Nat Chan Pak Cheung, Wong Hung Sau and Peter Lam Kin Ngok all have pay their respect to the White Dragon King in Thailand. Yesterday the services began. Workers were present early on and Madame also showed a smile when playing with her grandson. Someone carried the King of Thailand's portrait to the hall and handled the floral arrangement arrivals. Timmy Hung Tin Ming sent a giant floral arrangement that was taller than the door. Yesterday a ceremony began at 1 PM at the White Dragon King temple. His family could not hold back their tears any longer and everyone chanted for the White Dragon King until 3 PM. Today's funeral begins at 7AM with high ranking monk chants. Service begins at 10 AM, at 11 AM the acceptance of the royal holy mud takes place and 1 PM the funeral will conclude as the coffin will be transported to the family cemetery Yam Nam Hall for burial.
Andrew Lau Wai Keung and his wife arrived at 7AM and was obviously calmer than when he rushed to pay his respect in the middle of last month. He joked that he arrived earlier than reporters and even chatted with Madame. Yesterday Mr. and Mrs. Wong Jing, Mr. and Mrs. Manfred Wong (Man Jun), Mr. and Mrs. Albert Yeung Sau Sing and Natalie Meng Yao also paid their respect.
Wong Jing and his wife arrived around 10 AM. In order to bid farewell to the White Dragon King in Thailand, Wong Jing postponed the shoot of FROM VEGAS TO MACAU (DOH SING FUNG WON) in Macau. He attends today's funeral before returning to Hong Kong. Wong Jing has known the White Dragon King for over 20 years. He said, "Master didn't flaunt his abilities. He urged for his disciples to train and to be filial. He taught me to be have patience and not to throw a tantrum. Back then I crossed many people in the film industry, when I was at the bottom I was ganged up upon. Master told me to be low key, resolve with tolerance and leniency and get over the hard times."
Wong Jing never had a chance to truly come in contact with the Master in the first 6 to 7 years that he knew the Master, later he became his close disciple. The White Dragon King was rumored to have written the word "wealth" on Wong Jing's belly. Wong Jing said, "It was written on my hand. It was a blessing from the Master, he could have written anything."
Meng Yao rushed from Beijing. She was heartbroken that the Master has passed away and was on a vegetarian diet for 7 days. "5 years ago Wong Jing brought me to see the White Dragon. The Master said that I could work in the film business and put me at ease. This April after I had my child, I was worried that my career would stall. The Master spoke to me and asked me to find him later. I never expected that day would be our final encounter."
Around 7PM, Mr. and Mrs. Yeung Sau Sing arrived with a police escort. Madame personally welcomed them as disciples erected a human wall to protect them. Yeung Sau Sing embraced and consoled Madame. He was brought to the Hall to present incense sticks. Yeung Sau Sing and his wife stayed for a hour before leaving. "Master helped me with a lot, and I benefited a lot from it. He even helped my friends. Every word of the Master was never wrong. It was very amazing and very holy. His passing was a great loss to me."
The White Dragon King's eldest grandson yesterday was present, reportedly he returned from the U.S. for the funeral. Since the White Dragon King passed away, his successor and the large sum inheritance both caught attention. Madame said that she would not talk much about sensitive subjects. The eldest grandson was present yesterday and placed in the front row, which again led to speculation. When the media asked the White Dragon King's eldest disciple Elder Lo about the inheritance issue and he said that he was not at liberty to discuss private matters.