Time of the essence as stolen bling is replaced

PUBLISHED : Friday, 14 March, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 14 March, 2008, 12:00am

A few years ago, actress Kenix Kwok Ho-ying and husband Frankie Lam Man-lung's Sai Kung house was robbed of more than HK$1 million in cash, jewellery and watches. In small compensation, she was given a new timepiece by Swiss brand Charriol this week for appearing at the launch of its latest collection.

'When I first started working, I spent my entire first salary on a Charriol timepiece. It cost me about HK$7,000 in total. That got stolen when my house was robbed,' Kwok said. 'The brand gave me a new one today. Though it is not exactly the same as the one I lost, it's close enough.'

But she's still hooked on expensive bling. 'Oh yes, I still collect them. Every woman wants to own beautiful things and I am just one of them.'

Considering she hasn't acted in more than a year, she may want to restart her career if she plans to continue her pricey addiction.