Linda Chung worried for friend whose dad was passenger on MH370

14 March 2014 / 2 years 7 months ago

The world is still in shock over the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on March 8.

Like many, Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣) is worried about the safety of its passengers and crew and have been praying every day for good news, reports Oriental Daily.

At a recent promotional event, she revealed her personal connection to the lost flight, and expressed her hope that the aircraft will be quickly recovered.

Despite an extensive international search and rescue effort, there is yet any hint of the aircraft’s location.

Many artists have posted messages of hope and support on Weibo, including Linda, who re-posted a request for prayers and wrote “Pray pray pray… for good news!”

Returning to Hong Kong this week after a home visit in Vancouver, Linda was still suffering from jet-lag while attending a cosmetics promotion on March 12. When asked to comment about the missing flight, she became solemn as she expressed her concerns.

“I am very worried, and I pray every day that they will find the Malaysian flight soon.” She added that a friend’s father was a passenger on the flight. Feeling helpless about the situation, Linda wants to comfort her friend, but also understands the importance of respecting personal space.

“At a time like this, you want to provide support but you also don’t want to pester the person. It may actually make them more anxious and worried.” Spending a rare break at home surrounded by family and friends, Linda is happy to have the opportunity to celebrate her father and brother’s birthday in person.

Since White Day is coming up on March 14, the press teasingly asked her about plans with rumored boyfriend Philip Ng (伍允龍). To Linda, spending quality time with her family is far more important. Calling her father her “lover from a past life”, she plans to send him a hand-made scarf and hopes to visit more often.

“[My father] complains that I work too much and neglected him, so I want to become a more filial daughter. I used to think it is enough to just make money and provide my family with a comfortable life, now I want to experience more of life together with my dad.”

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