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A gift from G.O.D. for the creator of Enjoy Yourself Tonight

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 11 September, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 11 September, 2010, 12:00am

Seek and you shall find, so say the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.

Veteran broadcaster Robert Chua Wah-peng had a great regret dating back several decades.

The man might have created TVB's Enjoy Yourself Tonight - which is listed in the Guinness World Records as the world's longest-running live variety show - but he never managed to get the only vinyl record that was ever produced for the show.

However, the other day he received a gift from G.O.D after he lamented that missing part of his life to Douglas Young, the founder and boss of the lifestyle and furniture chain. He found the right person to complain to.

'I got a surprise gift a few days ago that money cannot buy from Douglas - just like something from God,' he said.

'Guess what? The only Enjoy Yourself Tonight record produced by EMI and TVB in 1968, over 40 years old, with songs from Leung Sing-por, Tsui Ping, Rebecca Poon, Betty Chung Ling-ling, etc. The back of the album has a picture of me directing EYT with my production assistant Yvonne Sui Yuk-pui.

'I have been searching for this record for the last two decades and only mentioned it to Douglas a couple of weeks ago.

'It's unbelievable, so complete. No wonder G.O.D. is such a great store for anyone who treasures Hong Kong and China's culture and wants a piece of its history. There are so many interesting Hong Kong and Chinese memorabilia in his shops that cannot be found anywhere in Hong Kong or the world.' Well, I guess it's not called G.O.D. for nothing.

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