The talk of the town for the past few months has been the travails of two young men - one from Japan and one from Hong Kong - travelling around the world on a measly budget. The Japanese-produced Denpa Shonen, now in its third year, has followed former Hong Kong disc jockey Chiu Yan and a Japanese counterpart around South Africa. Those who knew Chiu from his DJing days have been moved to tears by the sight of a thinner and more weathered Chiu in the weekly instalments of their travels on TVB's Focus On Focus. Chiu was hauled off in the middle of a Lunar New Year's Eve dinner with his parents to start his journey. The duo were given a few thousand dollars to kick-start their trip and will have to work and hitchhike their way from Africa to London. They are expected to finish their trip next year, and many expect Chiu to be able to reap handsome rewards after that, like previous Denpa Shonen. Slap in face for singer's ex-manager It looks like relations have cooled considerably between singer Sammi Cheng Sau-man and her former manager Frankie Lee Chun since the latter left his top management post at Warner Music - to which Cheng is contracted. Although many view Lee as the architect of her current popular status, Cheng last week let word out that if there were any money-related contracts to be discussed, interested parties should talk directly to her. That must have been quite a slap in the face for Lee. Leung happy together with Koreans Tony Leung Chiu-wai may not be doing much visible work in Hong Kong these days but he is still riding high on the success of the Wong Kar-wai movie, Happy Together, which has attracted strong cult followings in Korea and Japan. The actor was recently in Korea for promotion of the movie and was besieged by fans. Told of the floods that are threatening South Korea, Leung quickly started an impromptu fund-raising session, selling autographed posters and mementos and raising more than 600,000 won (about HK$3,720) in an hour with his co-stars. Stormriders in league with the best Golden Harvest-Centro Digital Pictures' The Stormriders has added another feather to their cap. With box office takings now at $40 million - which has broken Jackie Chan records - the film's digital effects division has been chosen out of 28 similar companies around the world to show their stuff at Siggraph 98 in the United States. They will be joining top production people from acclaimed US movies such as Jurassic Park and the coming release Antz.