Many readers have found themselves in a situation where they have had to be apart from their child, for work or personal reasons. If that left them anxious, they probably cannot imagine how difficult it must be for mum and Hong Kong actress, Cecilia Cheung. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 张柏芝 (@cecilia_cheung_ccfans) on Feb 3, 2019 at 6:18am PST The award-winning 39-year-old star of King of Comedy and Lost in Time frequently travels to Beijing for work, which is a 2,000km flight from Hong Kong, where her three sons live. Despite the “flight time of three hours and 15 minutes”, she makes a great effort to see Lucas (11), Quintus (nine) and Marcus (one). 5 recent LGBTQ+ movies that have driven the conversation While being an actress is her profession, Cheung said that being a mother is her lifelong career. She tries her best to fly from Beijing to Hong Kong every night to personally say goodnight to her sons. This was revealed in a December 30 vlog, posted on her Weibo channel, as she reflected on her 2019. View this post on Instagram 他永遠真的是我的開心果，常常做出一啲令你想不通的但心很甜的事情，所以生仔係超大的優惠，哈哈哈哈（真係估佢唔到）#上天賜給我最好的禮物#簡單有愛的關係 A post shared by 柏芝 (@cecilia_pakchi_cheung) on Jan 11, 2020 at 9:09pm PST “This is the sense of security I’ve always worked hard to give my sons,” she says. View this post on Instagram 錫晒你哋北京的團隊們 A post shared by 柏芝 (@cecilia_pakchi_cheung) on Jan 14, 2020 at 4:53am PST Cheung says she has experienced extremes in her professional life: when she slumped from the pinnacle of her career to rock bottom. Before Mulan: 3 more Gong Li movies you should see These experiences allowed her to “finally learn how to slow down and appreciate the simpler things in life”. This article originally appeared in The Asian Parent . Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .