Canto-pop king Andy Lau tells me he has no time to exercise but makes up for it with his favourite pastime - tenpin bowling. And he plays the game almost every day. 'It's a very good game to clear one's mind,' Andy says. 'It's a game which trains you mentally because you have to decide how to play and which technique to use.' Although he takes bowling seriously, he modestly says that whenever he enters a competition, he loses. 'I try my best but I'm not that good. Maybe if I practise more I would do better.' Andy has been chosen to star in Ericsson's new television commercials to air in Hong Kong and the mainland. The deal is rumoured to be worth eight figures. The identity of the actress partnering Andy in the ad has not been disclosed because both Ericsson and Andy wish to keep it a surprise. 'Although the shooting hasn't been done yet, I know that they will want me to project a new image. Someone who is intelligent and well-educated.' Next month sees the release of his new album with original numbers by leading songwriters and composers, including Kenny G. 'The mood of the album is romantic, as I feel romance and love is what I need in my life right now,' Andy says. In September, Andy will hit the road on a concert tour all over northern China, including Beijing and Shanghai where he has become a household name and a major heart-throb. With such a gruelling schedule, where would he like to go to relax? 'Of all the places I've been, I like Greece the most. Visiting all the islands is like heaven.'