On July 2nd, 2008, Collin was recognized by the Los Angles Branch of the Chinese Christian Herald Crusades (http://www.cchc.org) for his effort to help the earthquake disaster victims in China.
Below are 2 links about the event from Newsgogo.com
http://www.newsgogo.com/NewsWorld/CommunityLiveContent.aspx?id=3689&CategoryID=12 Collin would like to thank all those who supported him by making a contribution through him to the China Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund from the bottom of his heart.
Sorry for not writing a blog entry for such a long time. I finally have something worth while to write about!
Please check out the newly revamped The Forbidden Kingdom website.
The Forbidden Kingdom is scheduled for worldwide release in April and May of 2008. Hope you will all go and see the movie.
I would also like to thank all of you for your unconditional support. I will continue to work hard and strive to do my best.
When I was working on the last movie with Jet Li, he had asked me to join his volunteer team for his “One Foundation”. After he told me his goal for doing this, I immediately committed and feel honor to be a part of it. I believed you and lots of people already know Jet Li’s “The One Foundation”. I think it is a great program and admire him for doing it.
So here is my thought: "Have you ever thrown a coin into a wishing well, not knowing whether your wishes will come true? Why depend on fate, when you can be sure that one wish, the wish we all share, can come true? Through The “Red Cross Society of China Jet Li One Foundation Project” (One Foundation), The wish to help, to make a difference, will come true...
The One Foundation's objectives are two fold; to provide aid and relief when natural disasters strike, and address the adolescent mental health issues in China.
If each person donates at least one dollar each month, our individual donations will be transformed into a much greater fund. When we combine our charitable strength, we can give the help to those in need right away.
Wanting to help people is actually a “selfish” act because when you bring joy and perhaps even hope to the people you help you also feel happy as well. So go forth and be happy and help those in need!
For more information Please go to: www.one-foundation.com
First of all, I would like to take this opportunity to thank AnD for doing such a great job on my blog.
When I was shooting "The Forbidden Kingdom" movie in Hengdian China, I met Vincent Lee. He introduced me to this great web site, AnD. When I looked at the site, I felt immediately that you guys are doing such a great job on it. Vincent and I had spent quite some time talking about making my blog in the AnD site. FInally I am here with lots of my old friends and of course many new friends too.
This is really my first time writing a blog. Even on my official web site I only occasionally update some of the news items. Don't get me wrong, this doesn't mean that I am a very busy person. It just means that I am not very good at writing and using the internet, but I like to read. I learned how to use a computer when I came to the US at the end of 1999, but I really just started to use a computer when I bought my first laptop while shooting "The Forbidden Kingdom" movie this past June.
You are probably wondering why I finally bought a laptop after these year. The answer is because I wanted to see my wife and our boys. Yes, I have twin boys. They're 4 and a half and I wanted to communicate with them while I was in China for more than 3 months. With my laptop we could see and talk to each other almost every night.
Now that my blog on AnD is open, I have yet another challenge to face - I don't know how to type Chinese. I don't want people to think I don't know Chinese. I can read it, but just not write it or type it. The other thing is I don't go on the internet that often. If you guys need my immediate response, I have to apologize right now because this will not happen! I really appreciate all my old and new friends giving me such a great welcome when my blog opened. I would love to give you all a message in response individually but forgive me please for just writing this one message instead.
Since this is my first blog, I tell myself no matter how busy and hard it is for me to writing something, I will try my best to make some blog entries as often as possible. Entries will be in English right now but I hope that in the near future I will be able to write in Chinese too.
Collin Chou, Oct 6,2007
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