A slimmer Moses Chan recounts orders to start the new year by regaining his 'heavenly' figure

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 18 January, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 18 January, 2012, 12:00am

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Kowloon Tong's Festival Walk is the latest shopping mall marking the Year of the Dragon, and hoping that it will get off to a flying start. The mall's festive decorations this year are all about Chinese calligraphy.

TVB actor Moses Chan Ho and models Christine Yeung Ding-ding and Marina Vorobeva attended the opening of the mall's 'Blessings of the Flying Dragon' - a Lunar New Year promotion featuring gift redemptions, dragon and lion dance performances, and a dragon dance competition.

The trio kicked off the event by parading auspicious banners, before penning the Chinese character lung - for 'dragon' - in calligraphy styles from three different dynasties.

Chan obviously lost weight recently. 'I've lost six pounds [2.7kg] - on the orders of people around me who wanted to see the cooler me as seen in [the drama] When Heaven Burns. I've been careful about my diet - no deep-fried or fatty foods,' Chan said at Monday's event.

Having to miss out on Lunar New Year treats such as pan-fried turnip cake and various sweet delicacies is too bad. Chan might be better off taking a break, while also joining one of the physically demanding dragon dances.