Yanqing revealed that when she first moved to Singapore in 1994, she got to know Kenneth through his wife, Taiwanese actress Chiao Chiao, with whom she co-hosted the lifestyle show Afternoon Leisure Hour.
“Both Kenneth and I speak Shanghainese. The couple took good care of me and I would often go to their house,” she recalled.
Due to the pandemic, Kenneth was not able to travel for a long time, so when the situation improved, he flew to Singapore alone to meet up with his old pals.
According to Yanqing, Kenneth’s grandfather was among the first batch of students in China to be sent abroad for further studies, and Kenneth’s father was a diplomat.
“Kenneth came from a very good background and had an appreciation for art. He’s charming, multi-talented, passionate, and was quite a personality,” she said.
As she happened to have some calligraphy pieces from a previous event, they chatted about calligraphy works during their recent get together.
“He reminded me of my father, smart and forthright,” she said.