Chan Yuk Lin Online 15th Anniversary

January 18, 2013 at 12:10

15 years ago this week (Jan 18th, exactly) Chan Yuk Lin Online (CYLO) started with an internet search when I first learned how to type Idy’s name in Chinese. The site first resided on my student web account at school, and moved around from many free web hosts with different URLs. Finally, the domain name created in April 2009. Here’s to the next 15 years…?

…And after 30 years long, Andy Lau is still shy admitting his desire to work with his “SLL” Idy Chan: HERE


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    January 20th, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Happy 15th Anniversary Idy Chan Online!!!

    Thanks for keeping all of us english fans updated on such a phenomenal actress~!

    Wows 15 years ago…… I probably just started kindgarten?

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    January 21st, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    Thanks… I guess it’a hard to let go of people and things that you first love at a young age, and Idy is one of them for me.

    People come and go over the years… but i hope to continue maintaining it as long as I can, just my way of keep a journal… sort of!

    You’re still very young as I’ve already guessed… 15 years ago… I was still in school, so was still much younger compared to the old me now

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    January 21st, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    haha i may be young but i am not someone who is extremely “interested” in just anything.

    16 years ago, I may not have known how to use a computer … but I did watch and remember my first Nancy drama, which happened to be her returning drama: A Kindred Spirit. Probably like you, since I grew up watching her, I grew an attachment haha. There’s a lot of artistes I “like” for their acting or personality but at this age, I can differentiate between admiration of someone’s work vs admiration of a person as whole.

    Surprisingly though, I’ve developed this sudden respect and interest for Idy too! Haha~ I would 100% credit you and your website for the additional understanding. + Be My Guest interview. Now it’s pretty much my daily hash tag I look up on weibo.

    I hope Idy visits your site~!! I think she’d really appreciate what you have done to make her more internationally recognized. thumbs up!

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      January 23rd, 2013 at 12:55 AM

      I believe people change with time. We learn about the artistes for their work, and eventually their persons, and that’s the way I’ve grown to love Idy. Perhaps it’s because she’s such a private person, so my persistence on keeping the website and looking for her news hasn’t stopped all these years.

      Yes – she knows this site and has visitted, but I have no clues how often she goes here. I sense that she “knows” me as well, but then I’m too a “private” person on the net, and I don’t really advertise this site much.

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    January 23rd, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    15 years? Oh my!!!


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    January 28th, 2013 at 7:40 AM

    i joined the baidu community for idy!! 🙂

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      January 29th, 2013 at 10:56 AM

      Veteran fans like me have lazy minds and are behind technology. We do need young new fans like you with creative minds to make the community more lively 😀

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        January 30th, 2013 at 3:07 AM

        ahhh but i realize i have to be careful about stuff i post.

        it surprised me as too how controversial things could get ….. i felt bad about my idy & andy post. i.e some people were starting to critic andy which wasn’t my intention.

        do you know how i can delete the topic??

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        January 30th, 2013 at 11:45 AM

        Really!? Sorry to hear about the critics on your work. is it at baidu? I don’t think they allow editing or deleting any topic.

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        January 30th, 2013 at 2:46 PM

        yeah on baidu.

        i dont mind critics of my work, i guess im just slightly surprised by the number of people who don’t actually like them as a pairing. I feel bad mainly because Andy is Idy’s friend… i really liked that moment in the concert but some started commenting on andy’s personality type of thing. it felt weird, because whether or not its true about Andy .. it’s weird if Idy actually reads this stuff. I don’t think she’ll appreciate knowing fans are judging her friends in a public community. I personally feel I am at fault since I overestimated the popularity of Yeung Kwor & SLL and wasn’t careful with how i phrased everything. I definitely don’t know enough about the two to know what is appropriate to “play” with. 🙁 Sorry veteran Sakura 🙁

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        January 31st, 2013 at 12:46 PM

        yeah – I never get those fans who personally attack other artists just because they “interpret” their characters with the news they read. none of us fans know Idy well enough to judge her, let alone Andy. We only make believe that we know her [personally]. No, you didn’t overestimate the YG+SLL popularity, it’s been always like that for the past 15 years [or ever since I was first exposed to internet] there’s always someone who is totally against them, and then subjectively criticize the artists themselves. Don’t mind those words, that’s how I’ve survived the “cyber wuxia” over the years…

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    February 4th, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    Not sure if you still remember me. I also want to say thank you for doing such a good job in keeping this site always upto date! I still remember when I first stumble upon your site years ago! I was so happy then and still is! I always come here to learn what is happening to Idy. Thank you!

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      February 5th, 2013 at 11:19 AM

      Yes – I remember, is it Jenny or Jennifer? 🙂 Anyway, didn’t you also send me many old and rare magazine clips of Idy years ago? I’m very happy that you go CYLO for Idy’s news. THANK YOU!!!

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    March 1st, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    15th years??…so proud of you,Sakura….:)
    keep in touch…