The secret to ageing slowly? Lying about it often

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 24 March, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 24 March, 2005, 12:00am

While watching the International Federation of Phonographic Industries awards ceremony on Tuesday night, CitySeen realised that youth sometimes has little to do with age.

When singer Hacken Lee (blond pictured left) introduced his partner in crime, veteran singer Alan Tam Wing-lun, onto the stage, CitySeen spotted a young man coming from backstage. It took a couple of seconds to realise it was Tam, 54, sporting a military-style haircut.

The 'school master of the music industry' looked unbelievably young. What's with the youthful, taut and smooth skin on his face?

When the duo stood together, the contrast between Tam and Lee, who is 17 years younger than Tam, made it look as if the old master had found a completely new face. CitySeen wonders what Tam's secret is - it can't simply be the fact that Tam keeps describing himself as a '26 year old', year after year.